Hardy, Benjamin F.

Benjamin F. Hardy
Oct. 23, 1899-Oct. 10, 1970


Niles Daily Star, Monday, October 12, 1970, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Benjamin F. Hardy, 70, of 1114 Ferry St., died at 2:30 am. Saturday at his home. Mr. Hardy had been in poor health for a year.

Mr. Hardy retired from Tyler Corporation. He was born Oct. 23, 1899 in Buckley.  He had  lived in Niles for the past 5 years coming from Buckley.

He married the former Virginia Dickeson of Niles, who survives, June 17, 1944, in Niles.

He is also survived by a son, Dennis Lee of Raybird, Fla., two daughters, Kay serving with the U.S. Army at White Sands Proving Grounds, N.M. and Joyce Lynn at home, two brothers, William of Cissna Park, Ill. and Henry of Werner, Ark. and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Dipple of Cissna Park, Ill. and Mrs. Carrie Weaver of Muskegon.

Funeral services will be held at the Pifer Funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Arlan E. Schlundt of St. john's United Church of Christ will officiate.  Burial will follow in Silverbrook Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

 

Leet, Orlando Floyd

Orlando Floyd Leet
Oct. 5, 1894-Oct. 6, 1970


Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, October 6, 1970, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Orlando Floyd Leet, 1440 Hickory, died this morning in Pawating Hospital, where he had been a patient since Aug. 16.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Pifer Funeral Home.

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, October 7, 1970, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Funeral services for Orlando Floyd Leet, 76, of 1440 Hickory St., who died Tuesday morning in Pawating Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Pifer Funeral Home.

Officiating will be the Rev. John Wyngarden of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call after 7 tonight at the funeral home.

A retired rural mail carrier, Mr. Leet was born Oct. 5, 1894, in Mitchell, S.D., and had lived here since 1900. On Aug. 31, 1918, in Edwardsburg, he married the former Helen Thompson, who survives.

Mr. Leet was a World War I veteran and a member of the Buchanan barracks of Veterans of World War I, Niles American Legion Post 26, The Metropolitan Club of Niles, St. Joseph Valley Masonic Lodge and the Order of Eastern Star.

In Addition[sic] to his wife, Mr. Leet is survived by a son, Gerald of Niles; three brothers, Lester of Niles, Alvin of Centralia, Wash., and John of San Leandro, Calif., a sister, Mrs. Clyde Pierce, of Niles; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Smothermon, Zenobia M.

Zenobia Smothermon
Dec. 11, 1888-Oct. 10, 1970


Niles Daily Star, Monday, October 12, 1970, page 2, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Funeral services for Mrs. Zenobia M. Smothermon, 81, of 2562 S. Third St., will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Halbritter Funeral Home. She died at 9:10 a.m.  Saturday at Buchanan Community Hospital after an illness of several weeks.

Born Dec. 11, 1888 at Batesville, Ark., Mrs. Smothermon had lived in Niles since 1943. Her husband, Charles, died in 1954. She is survived by three sons, Marvin and Walter of Niles and William of Clarksville, Tex; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Evans of Orlando, Calif.; a brother John Lovell of Batesville, Ark., 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Raymond Cunningham, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate at the services and burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

 

Wolf, Evadean A.

Evadean A. Wolf
July 4, 1889-Oct. 12, 1970


Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, October 13, 1970, page 2, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Mrs. Evadean A. Wolf, 81, of 711 Vann St., died at 11:30 p.m. Monday in Pawating Hospital, after an illness of several months.

Born July 4, 1889, in Rochester, Ind., Mrs. Wolf had lived here since 1923. On July 3, 1919, in Rochester, she married Roy S. Wolf, who died in 1955. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Navy Mothers and American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include two sons, George A. and John D. of Niles; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Waldo of Dearborn; two brothers, George Stockberger of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Jonas Stockberger of Warsaw, Ind., a sister, Mrs. Francis Coplen of Rochester, Ind., and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Halbritter Funeral Home, with the Rev. Raymond C. Cunningham of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call after 7 tonight at the funeral home.

 

Morris, Harry A.

Harry A. Morris
Feb. 1, 1885-April 3, 1975


Niles Daily Star, Friday, April 4, 1975, page 2, col. 6, microfilm Niles District Library

NILES--Harry A. Morris, 90, died at 11:42 p.m. Thursday in the Western Care Nursing Home in Helena, Mont. after a long illness.

A retired salesman for Marshall Field in Chicago, he was born Feb. 1, 1885, in Niles,and lived here until 1905, when he moved to Chicago.

He was a member of the Elmclare-Ashler Masonic Lodge at Chicago for more than 60 years.

He married the former Tolie Waterburry in August, 1920. She survives, along with a sister, Miss Genevieve Morris of Niles.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Pifer Chapel of the Swem-Smith Funeral Home, with the Rev. Fr. Vincent Anderson of Trinity Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. at the funeral home.