I recently wrote to the Wabash Carnegie Library asking for an obit lookup.
The librarian sent me a copy of a sheet from a collection. I suspect they are all from the Wabash Plain Dealer, page unknown. Someone in the 1980's collected them and organized them alphabetically, using the old fashioned method - paper and glue.
There were more than I asked for. I transcribed the whole sheet. I hope they help someone. They are all people who lived in Wabash County whose last name starts with a "Da" who died in 1983; other than that, they have little in common. (The Dales may be related.)
Edith M Dale
Ill two years, Edith M Dale, 90, Miller's Merry Manor, died in the nursing home at 6:15 PM Friday.
She was a lifelong Wabash County resident, born on November 9, 1892, to L.D. and Alice (Peebles) King, both deceased.
She was married on February 15, 1922 in Wabash to Willie Dale, who died on August 15, 1963.
Surviving are three sons, Richard Dale RR1, Roger Dale, RR1, North Manchester, and John Dale, RR3; one daughter, Mrs. Clinton (Rachel) Stanley, Somerset; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren. One sister is deceased.
She was a member of the Wabash Friends Church, the Linlawn Missionary Society, and the United Society of Friends Women.
Services will be at the Eddingfield mortuary at 10:30 AM Tuesday. The Rev. David Phillips and the Rev. Sam Hadley will officiate. Burial will be in the Friends Cemetery.
Date of death: September 9, 1983
Date of publication: September 12, 1983.
(Small article summarizing what must have been a tragic accident, fire or crime)
Stephen Dale, Kenneth Dale, Daniel Dale, Larry Dale, Thomas Dale and James Dale. Burial was in the Friends Cemetery.
Date of deaths: September 9, 1983
Date of publication: September 14, 1983.
Patsy L. Dale
Huntington – Patsy L Dale, 26, Urbana, died at 5 PM Saturday as the result of an automobile accident at Indiana 3 in Indiana 124 in Huntington County.
Services will be at 2 PM Tuesday at the DeLaughter mortuary, North Manchester, where friends may call after 2 PM today.
The Rev. David Phillips will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Sam Hadley. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Dale was born on August 23, 1956, in Warsaw, to Robbie Bradley, Liberty Mills, and Helen Bradley, North Manchester, who survive.
She married Philip Dale on July 31, 1982 and he survives. Grandparents surviving are Mrs. Viola Bradley, RR2, North Manchester and Mrs. North Castle, Salyersville, Ky; two brothers, Michael Bradley, Liberty Mills, and Ernie Lee Bradley, Fort Wayne; and two sisters, Junior (Linda) Marshall, Warsaw, and Mrs. Allen (Yvonne) Lantz, Bluffton.
She attended the Wabash Friends church. She was employed by Zimmer USA, Warsaw.
Date of Death: Aug 13
Date of publication: obscured.
S. LaRhue Dawes
A resident of the Peabody Memorial home, North Manchester, for 5 1/2 years, S. LaRhue Dawes died at 11:30 AM Saturday in Wabash County Hospital.
She was a retired teacher. She moved to the Peabody home from Wabash, where she resided for 14 years. Prior to that she lived in the North Manchester area.
Friends may call at the Bender funeral home, horse Manchester, after 4 PM today services will be at 2 PM Tuesday in the Peabody Memorial Chapel, where friends may call one hour prior to services.
The Rev. Richard Craig will officiate. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to the Peabody Memorial home foundation.
Mrs. Dawes was born December 5, 1890 Lafayette. Her parents were W. R. and Sarah (Kelly) Oyler. She married Harry E Dawes July 7, 1934. He died November 19, 1980.
One brother, Lorin Oyler, Orleans, survives. One sister is deceased.
She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.
Date of death: November 5, 1983.
Date of publication: November 7, 1983.
(My research says she taught at Ball State for several years and had a Ph. B. from Columbia, an uncommon graduate degree which wasn't quite a Ph. D. but required a great deal of research.)
Paul Dawald, 85, Roann, retired railroader and farmer, died at 4:55 AM today at Miller's Merry Manor East.
He was born March 11, 1897 near Denver to Frank and Mary (Seitner) Sawald. He was married July 8, 1916, to Ida Sollitt, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Orville Dawald, Fernandes, Fla, and Elmer Daald, Fort Wayne; one daughter Mrs. Roy (Miriam) Hines, Mesa, Arizona; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren one great great grandchild, and one sister, Nora Miller, Peru.
One brother and two sisters are deceased.
Pallbearers were Arnold VanLue, Paul Zintsmaster, Owen Fisher, David Graham, Ed Hancock and John West. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.
Date of death: January 27, 1983.
Date of publication: February 2, 1983.
Earl L Davenport.
North Manchester – Earl (Davey) Davenport, 80, died unexpectedly at 2:30 AM today at his home, 1601 Villa Court, North Manchester.
He was born June 4, 1902, in Wabash County to Sylvester and Rosa (shine) Davenport, both deceased.
He married Birdella Brooks July 24, 1926, and she survives. One brother and one sister are deceased.
Mr. Davenport was a member of the Akron church of God. He was a retired, self-employed contractor.
Friends may call after 4 PM Saturday at the DeLaughter Mortuary, North Manchester. Services will be there at 2 PM Sunday with the Rev. Harold Conrad officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery.
Date of death: February 4, 1983.
Date of publication: February 4, 1983
Roann - Fern Day, 82, Roann, died unexpectedly at her residence at 10:45 PM Wednesday.
A lifelong Wabash County resident, she was retired from the General Tire and Rubber Company.
She was born October 30, 1900, in Laketon to Franklin and Caroline M (Clark) day.
Surviving are two sisters, Turee Coblentz and Hazel Day, both of Roann. Four brothers are deceased.
Burial was in the Laketon Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donald Yike, Dale Kinzie, Henry Becker. Robert Stouffer, Dewayne Trails, and Peter Van Buskirk.
Date of death: May 11, 1983.
Date of publication: May 17, 1983.