Clark, Verda G. Overcash (Shoemaker)

Verda G. Clark 
Feb. 7, 1882-April 30, 1963


Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, May 1, 1963, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Buchanan--Mrs. Verda G. Clark, 81, of Akron, Ind., formerly of Buchanan, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in her home. She had been ill only a short time.

Mrs. Clark was born in Kosciusko County, Ind., on Feb. 7, 1882. She moved to Akron from Buchanan nine months ago.

Survivors include two step-sons, Verl Clark, Buchanan, and Kenneth Clark, Berrien Springs; a step-daughter, Mrs. Frank Hamilton, Buchanan; four brothers, Arthur Shoemaker, Akron, Fred Shoemaker, Lincoln, Neb., Floyd Shoemaker, Wabash, Ind., and Don Shoemaker, Leesburg, Ind.; and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Sellers, Rochester, Ind.

She was a member of the Buchanan Grange.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the Hupert Funeral Home, Akron. Committal rites with casket open, will follow at 2 p.m. Friday at Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles.

Friends will be received at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.


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Forler, Dora J. (Spansail)

Dora J. Forler
Nov. 29, 1870-May 22, 1963


Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, May 22, 1963, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library


Mrs. Dora J. Forler, 92, of 1518 Oak St., died at 9:15 a.m. today in her home after an illness of two and one-half years.

A native of Illinois, she was born at Genoa on Nov. 29, 1870.  On Jan. 10, 1894, she married George A. Forler in Chicago.  He died in 1947.

Mrs. Forler moved here from Chicago in 1896.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Paul Blackmond, Dowagiac; Miss Gladys and Miss Elizabeth Forler, both at home, and Mrs. William Bartholomew, Waynesburg, Pa.; a brother, Fred Spansail, Niles; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Private funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Pifer Funeral Home here with Mrs. Gerald Brand, Christian Science reader, officiating. Burial in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home beginning Thursday evening.

 

Geideman, Emma

Emma Geideman
June 17, 1875-May 18, 1963


Niles Daily Star, Monday, May 20, 1963, page 2, col. 6, microfilm Niles District Library


Mrs. Emma Geideman, 87, 509 Pokagon St., died Saturday at 5:40 p.m. at Pawating Hospital where she had been a patient for 24 days.  She had been ill for two months.

Mrs. Geideman was born in Michigan City June 17, 1875 and came here from Michigan City about 51 years ago.

Her husband Charles died about 20 years ago.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m Tuesday at the Pifer Funeral Home. The Rev. Theodore Laesch, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

 

Graham, Thomas J.

Thomas J. Graham
April 5, 1875-April 20, 1963


Niles Daily Star, Monday, April 22, 1963, page 2, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library


Funeral services for Thomas J. Graham, 88, of 55 Desaix St., will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Pifer Funeral Home.  The Rev. Gordon D. Everett, pastor of the First Evangelical Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

He died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in Pawating Hospital after being ill one year.

Mr. Graham was born April 5, 1875, in Niles, and lived his life-time here.

Survivors include his widow, Blanche; a son, Joe, Niles; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Born, Lansing; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the funeral home.

 

Greer, Ruthie Lee (Hughes)

Ruthie Lee Greer
Jan. 3, 1929-May 7, 1963


Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, May 7, 1963, page 2, col. 1-2, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Ruthie L. Greer, 34, of 2276 Mulder Drive, died at 2:30 a.m. today in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, where she had been a patient five  days. She had been ill three weeks.

Mrs. Greer was born Jan. 3, 1929, in Philipp, Miss., and came to Niles from that city three years ago.

Survivors include her husband, Johnnie Lee; three daughters, Miss Eva Jane Greer, Philipp, and the Misses Doris and Ruth Geer[sic], Niles; three sons, Eura, Cornelius and Jerome, all of  Niles; her father, James Hughes, Philippp; a sister, Mrs. Clara Manuel, Philipp; and two brothers, William Odell Hughes, Detroit, and Cornelious Hughes, Louisville, Ky.

She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in her church. The Rev. F.S. Smith, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Silverbroook Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the Kiger Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Wednesday.