Elkhart County, IN Obituaries: P Surnames

Elkhart County, IN Obituaries: P Surnames

Goshen News Paper - May 27, 1946

Mrs. Cecil Irene Pattison, 54, wife of John Pattison. 745 River Avenue, died at 7:45pm Sunday at their home after an illness of about one year. Death was caused by compilations.

Born in LaGrange Co. IN March 27, 1892. Mrs. Pattison was a daughter of Henry Ellsworth And Maggie Bowen Hardesty. She was married to Perry Wogoman and Albert Juday, both of whom preceded her in death. and she had been a long time resident of the community. Surviving in addition to her husband are the
following children: Mrs. George Chrisman, of Goshen. Mrs. Marvin Sommers of rural route Elkhart. Mrs. Duerill Evans of rural route Goshen. Commodore P. Wogoman of Long Beach, CA. Mrs. Jesse Kline of Three Rivers. Goerge Juday of Goshen. Mrs. Robert E. West also of Goshen. 22 grandchildren, and the
following brothers and sisters: Emanuel E. Hardesty of Detroit. Mrs Delbert Rivers of Detroit. Jesse Hardesty of Goshen. George T. Hardesty of Bremerton, Wash., Ellsworth Hardesty of rural route White Pigeon, MI and Samuel E. Hardesty of Stone Lake. Mrs. Pattson was a member of St. Mark's Methodist
Church and of the Goshen chapter of the Mother of World War II.

Donated by Paula Evans-Crays LVgal50270@aol.com


Mrs. Emma Jane Peoples, 80, widow of William E. Peoples, died at 7:40 Saturday evening at her home, 1330 Eden street. Ailing for several months from the infirmities of extreme age, she became bedfast only the day before her death.

The funeral service will be held at the home at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday in charge of Rev. A. H. Doescher or the First Evangelical church, of which Mrs. Peoples's was a member. The burial will be at Grace Lawn cemetery.

Mrs. Peoples was born at Millersburg on Jan. 31, 1852, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wherly. Her marriage to Mr. Peoples took place in 1868, and they came to Elkhart many years ago. Mr. Peoples died at the above address on Jan. 2, 1929.

Surviving are two sons, Claude Peoples, at the old home, and Francis O. Peoples, also of Elkhart; a grandson and a great-grandson.

(many thanks to Beth ethurston@prodigy.net) Donated by Butch Stiver flstiver@aol.com

18 Apr 1891

Francis Peoples, one of the old settlers of this county, died in Jackson Township, Elkhart County, April 17, 1891, age 77 years, 4 months, and 8 days.  He was born in Lancaster County, PA., Dec. 9, 1813, and was married to Miss Mary Kindig, of Montgomery County, Ohio. Seven children were born to them, four sons and three daughters, one of whom a daughter, preceded the father across the river; the rest, with the aged companion surviving to mourn their loss.

The funeral services were held at the Baintertown church on Sunday afternoon.  There were 122 teams at the funeral. Thus one by one our old settlers bid adieu to scenes of life and labor, and go where there are no more toil and tears, no night of death.

The chair that held his feeble frame
The dreaded winter through,
Is vacant now, there's no one here
To fill his place, 'tis true
Mrs. Edna Peoples

Donated by Butch Stiver flstiver@aol.com

Geo. W. Peoples, son of John and Elizabeth Peoples was born in Green County, Ohio, Jan. 5th 1841 and died May 5th, 1908, aged 62 years and 4 months.

He came to Elkhart county, Ind., with his parents in 1850. He enlisted from this county in Co. D, 100th Indiana regiment of infantry volunteers, being mustered into service Sept. 10, 1862 by Capt. John B. Miller at Indianapolis.

The following is taken from his honorable discharge: "George W. Peoples, a private of Co. D, 100th Indiana regiment of Infantry Volunteers who was enrolled on the 22nd day of August, 1862, to serve for three years, is discharged from the service of the United States this 18th day of May, 1863 at Benton Barracks, Mo., by reason of surgeon's certificate of disability (asoites) with chronic inflammation of the liver contracted in the service."

He leaves behind him to mourn their loss, one brother, William Peoples of Millersburg, two sisters, Mrs. S. H. Smith and Mrs. Ira Boomershine of Goshen. They were all with him when he breathed his last. George was a patient sufferer for many years. Since his discharge from the army he has never been well.

The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Alex MacLaughlin, pastor of the Lutheran church of Millersburg, on Thursday at one o'clock at the residence of his brother, William, where the deceased lived for many years and where he died. The G.A.R. Post of Millersburg, will have charge of the interment.

(many thanks to Beth ethurston@prodigy.net)

Donated by Butch Stiver flstiver@aol.com

Henry Peoples dies at age of seventy-eight

Henry Peoples died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edward Kurtz, 1400 South Main Street, at 8:35 o'clock last night. His death was caused by diabetes, which had afflicted him for months. Until last November, for 16 years he had been night watchman for the Superior Ladder Company of Goshen. At that time his health had failed to such an extent that he came to the home of his daughter in this city. Mr. Peoples, who was born in Pennsylvania on August 21, 1840, went to a farm near New Paris in 1861, and from there to Goshen 29 years ago. Mrs. Peoples died in Goshen. Besides the daughter, Mrs. Kurtz, Mr. Peoples is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edgar Stiver of Millersburg, and Mrs. Clara Trum of Ligonier: a son, Simon Peoples of Goshen; two brothers, W. E. Peoples of this city, and Alden Peoples of New Paris; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Juday and Mrs. Mathias Hire of New Paris, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral services will be held in the Dunkard Church in Goshen at a time not yet determined. The body will be placed in the receiving vault in Oakridge cemetery and later will be taken to New Paris for burial.

(Many thanks to Beth ethurston@prodigy.net)
Donated by Butch Stiver flstiver@aol.com

The Goshen News, Monday, August 13, 1962

David Pepper, 52, 113 South Twenty-seventh Street died at l030 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans' Research Hospital at Chicago. He had been ill several years with Cancer and been hospitalized for an extended period.

Mr. Pepper had been in Roanoke, March l4, l9l0, and married Inez Simmons in l944. He spent most of his life in the Goshen community.

Mr. Pepper was last employed by Penn Controls Inc.

Surviving are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Delores) Neff, Goshen, and Kay and Estella, both at home; four sons, Merton, Chesterton, Dennis, Bruce, and Brian, at home; a step-son, Keith Ott, and two step-daughters, Mrs. Rachel Miller and Miss Doris Lee Ott, all of Goshen; one brother, William, Goshen, and four sisters, Mrs. Estella Bell and Mrs. Frank (Cora) Wilfret, both of Goshen, and Mrs. Kenneth (Loretta) Mock and Mrs. Leota Smead, both of Elkhart.

Friends will be received after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Culp Funeral Home.

Submitted by Estella Cox estella@maplenet.net

The Goshen News, April 13, 1933

Donna Lou Pepper, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Pepper, of 32 l Olive Street, died at 4 a.m. today at Goshen Hospital, three hours after birth. The child is survived by parents, a sister, Delores Stella and her grandparents, Mrs John Fravey, of Goshen, and Mr. and Mrs. John Buson, of Syracuse. Burial was made this afternoon in Oak Ridge cemetery.

Submitted by Estella Cox estella@maplenet.net

The Goshen News, Saturday, January 19, 1980

Mrs. Inez F. Pepper, 65, l l 3 S. 27th Street, died at 820 p.m. Friday at the Goshen General Hospital. She was found in her home by her son at 4l5 p.m. Friday. The Goshen ambulance was called and took her to the hospital where she died.

Mrs. Pepper was born in Jasonville Oct. l7, l9l4. She had been employed at Goshen General Hospital several years ago and was a member of the Goshen Salvation Army. She was married to David A. Pepper who died Aug. l 2, l 962.

Survivors included her children, Mrs. Rachel Miller, Elkhart, Mrs. Gene (Doris) Brown, Goshen, Keith Ott, Elkhart, Kay Pepper, Mishawaka, Dennis Pepper, Goshen, Mrs. Dan (Estella ) Cox, Goshen, and Bruce Pepper, Millersburg; two step-children, Merton Pepper, El Paso, Texas, and Mrs. Stanley (Delores ) Neff, Goshen; a step-mother, Grace Perry, Jasonville; a brother Ralph Davis, Louisville, Ky.,and a sister. A son, Brian, died in l977.

Friends may call at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m . Services will be held Tuesday at l030 a.m. at the Salvation Army Citadel with Capt. Leo Wood officiating. Burial will follow in Oakridge Cemetery.

Submitted by Estella Cox estella@maplenet.net

The Goshen News, Monday, June 28, 1971

Mrs. Pearl A. Pepper, 59 , 407 New Street, died at 455 p.m. Sunday at Goshen General Hospital, where she was admitted Wednesday.

Mrs. Pepper was born in Lansing, Mich., Nov. 11, 1911. On June 20, l 93 l , she was married to William Pepper, who preceded her in death Nov. 23, l968. She was employed at Barler Inc.

Survivors include four brothers, John Algate, San Francisco, William Algate, Mason, Mich., Fred Algate, Detroit, and Frank Algate , Nappanee; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Nellie) Brumm, and Mrs. James (Catherine) Lyles, both of Lansing.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, where services will be conducted at l30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Robert D. Crees will officiate and burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Submitted by Estella Cox estella@maplenet.net

The Goshen News, Monday, November 25, 1968

William Pepper, 61, a Barler Inc. employee for l4 years, died about 4 p.m. Saturday at Goshen General Hospital to which he was taken l3 days before from his home at 407 New Street. Mr. Pepper had been in failing health for two years.

Mr. Pepper was born in Albion April 29, l907, and he married the former Pearl Algate June 20, l93l. He had been employed for 20 years at the Caswell-Runyon Company before becoming a Barler employee.

Surviving in addition to his widow are four sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Virginia) Mock and Mrs. James (Leota ) Smead, both of Elkhart, Mrs. Glenn (Estella) Bell and Mrs. Frank (Cora) Wilfret, both of Goshen.

Friends are being received at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at l30 p.m. by Rev. Paul Morris, pastor of the Grace Brethren Church. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Submitted by Estella Cox estella@maplenet.net

Millersburg Echo, July 25, 1946

Funeral services for Clarence Edward PHebus, 59 who died at his home in Goshen Friday, were held Monday afternoon in the First Brethren Church, Goshen with the Rev. John Rollings, Ligonier officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Goshen. Mr. Phebus had been ill eight months suffering from heart trouble and Bright's disease.

He was born April 14, 1887, at Oswego a son of William and Rebecca Phebus, and was a former resident of Millersburg and new Paris communities. He was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed church of Millersburg.

Surviving are his wife, the former Anna Maude Brown, to whom he was married Aug. 14, 1907; three sons, Clarence , Jr., of Elkhart and Donald and Delbert both at home; four daughters, Mrs.. Rex Hammerloud, of Paxton, Ill. Mrs. Wayne Cripe of Elkhart; and Mrs.. Vernell Chapman and Miss Ruth Phebus both at home; and eight grandchildren.

Donated by Lawrence Cripe Jr. via Toni Britton toni@t-one.net, whom had these newspapers on temporary loan in Aug 2001.


Dorothe J. Phillips, 70 of 551 E. John St., Nappanee, formerly of Muncie, died at 3:30 pm, Tuesday (March 3, 1987) at Miller's Merry manor, Wakarusa, In. She was born Jan. 28, 1917 to Robert Johnson and Irene Rachel (Barlow) Johnson. As Dorothe J. Johnson,s he married Gerald S. "Shorty" Phillips on April 1, 1944, in Long Island, NY. He died June 29, 1976. Surviving are a son, Tom, Fort Worth, Texas, a grandson, Samuel Todd Phillips, a brother, Robert G. Johnson, Nappanee, and a sister, Mrs. Dean (Ruth) Geyer, Nappanee. A brother is deceased. Friends may call from 7-9 pm today at the Thompson and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, where services will be at 2 pm Thursday. The Rev. Alvin Shifflett of the First Brethren Church, Nappanee, will officiate. Burial will be in South Union Cemetery. Mrs. Phillips was a graduate of South Bend Central High School and the South Bend College of Commerce. Memorials may be made to United Cancer Services of Elkhart County.

Donated by Lori Kime l0r1k@earthlink.net


Nappanee- Services for Gerald S. (Shorty) Phillips, 61, of Muncie, formerly of Nappanee, who died Tuesday (June 29, 1976) in Ball Memorial Hospital (he had a sudden heart attack at home), will be at 10 am Saturday in the Wright-Yoder Funeral Home. The Rev. William W. Kaiser, pastor of the United Methodist Church, will officiate. Mr. Phillips was born July 24, 1914 in Nappanee and married Dorothy Johnson on April 4, 1944, in West Hampton Beach, Long Island, NY. She survives with 1 son, Tom Phillips, Fort Worth, Tx., 3 brothers, Galen (Dum) Warsaw, John and Ira, both of Nappanee, 2 sisters, Mrs. Forrest (Ruth) George, Nappanee, and Mrs. Alma Creager, LeHigh Acres, Florida. He was a manager of the Marathon Oil Co. in Muncie the last 15 yrs. and with the company 37 yrs. He was a Veteran of WW II and a member of Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Muncie, the Green Hills Country Club, Westwood Optimists Club, Am-Vets of Muncie, American Legion Post 154, Nappanee, South Bend St. Joseph F&AM Masonic Lodge. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Friday at the Wright-Yoder Funeral Home where a Masonic Memorial Service will be at 9 pm Friday.

Donated by Lori Kime l0r1k@earthlink.net

Sept. 6, 1925 - Jan. 1, 2000

ELKHART - Madelyn M. Presswood, 74, of 28849 Lark St., died at 5:25 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 1, 2000) at Elkhart General Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 6, 1925, in Elkhart, the daughter of Melvin Mahler and Leona M. Snyder. As Madelyn Dunfee she married William S. Presswood on Oct. 12, 1953 in Millersburg. He died Dec. 12, 1990. Mrs. Presswood is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Melody) Smith of St. Petersburg, Fla.; seven sons, Robert A., Gary L. and Darrin S. Presswood, all of Elkhart, Scott R. Presswood of Edwardsburg, Bradley Dunfee of Elkhart and Gerald Dunfee of Edwardsburg; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by six sisters, Blanche Gorce and Waneta Ferguson, both of Elkhart, Bernice Miller and Beverly Alberts, both of Goshen, June Zollinger of Bristol, and Gloria Johnson of Union; four brothers, Duane Mahler of Millersburg, R.B. Mahler of Osceola, Burton Mahler of Mongo, Ind., and Burnell Mahler of Bonita, Calif.

Mrs. Presswood was preceded in death by a son, Ricky G. Dunfee, three brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Elkhart, where the service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James L. Price of Jamestown United Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Presswood was a homemaker.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Submitted by Yvonne Schwartz.


Elkhart - Albert "Junior" C. Priddy, 64, died at 8am Saturday (July 20, 1991) at his home after a 10 month illness.

He was born December 4, 1926, in Fallsview, West Virginia. He married M. Kathleen Short on May 9, 1946, in West Virignia. She survives with a daughter, Mrs. Johnny (Peggy E.) Harkless of Elkhart; one son, Terry L. of West Virignia; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Friends may call from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm Monday at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. Services will be at 1pm on Tuesday at the funeral home. Clyde Conley, pastor of Riverview General Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola.

Mr. Priddy was a coal miner for 16 years in West Virginia. He retired from Nickel Enterprises in Middlebury in 1987. He was a WWII Army Veteran, a member of Elkhart DAV Post 19, Elkhart American legion Post 74 and a Nappanee VFW Post 6638.

Memorials may be made to the Riverview General Baptist Church.

Submitted by Patty Carey pkf_carey@yahoo.com


Witcher, WV - Terry Lee Priddy, 49, of Witcher, formerly of Elkhart, IN died on Monday (April 28, 1997) after a sudden illness.

He was born on January 5, 1948 in Belle, WV. He is survived by his wife, Leatha Pridyy of Belle; 2 daughters, Tonette L. of Elkhart and Robin E. of Goshen, IN; a son, Chad E. of Elkhart, IN; 3 grandchildren;; his mother, Mary K. Priddy of Elkhart, maternal grandmother, Ethel Short of Belle, WV and a sister, Peggy Harkleff (should be Harkless) of Elkhart.

The family will receive friends after 7pm today (Wednesday) at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home in Belle, where the services will be at 2pm Thursday. The Rev. Ralph Short will officiate. A military graveside service, led by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8366, will be at Witcher Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Priddy was a retired coal miner and had worked for Valley Camp Coal Company. He was a US military veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Belle.

Submitted by Patty Carey pkf_carey@yahoo.com


Herschel V. Prough, 1801 Greencroft Blvd., Goshen, died at his daughter's house.

Arrangments are pending at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen.

Monday August 13 The Goshen News

Feb. 1, 1917-Aug 12, 2001

Funeral services for Herschel Vernon Prough, 84, 1801 Greencroft Blvd., formaerly of 2123 College Ave., who died Sunday at his daughter's home, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, with the Rev. Terry Tessari of Plymouth United Church of Christ, Goshen, officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Solomon Creek Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 1, 1917, in Millersburg, to Louisa Ellen (Rowe) and Samuel Tilden Prough. He married Eloise Bunger on March 24, 1940, in Middlebury.

He worked at Penn Controls for 39 years. He was a member of Plymouth United Church of Christ, Goshen. He was a 1935 graduate of Millersburg High School.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Pat (Mrs. Jerry) Welch, Countyside, ill., and Karen (Mrs. Tom) Stiver, Syracuse; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Estella Miller and Alta Stacker, and four brother, Perry, Harvey, Glenn and Ernest Prough.

Memerials may be made to Plymouth United Church of Christ or to the agency of the donor's choice.

Tusdsay, August 14, 2001 page A-5

Note; daughter Karen Stiver listed above is also the Daughter-in-law of Virginia (Bates)(Stiver) Miller whose obituary appears on the pages of Elkhart County Genweb Project

Submitted by Yvonne E. Schwartz yvonneschwartz@yesmobilecatering.com 1st Cousin of Karen's husband Tom Stiver.

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