Winn, Elizabeth Bernice (Wynn)

Elizabeth Bernice (Wynn) Winn
Nov. 7, 1873-June 20, 1935

Mrs. Elizabeth Winn, Bend of the River District, Dies at Family Home

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Bernice Winn, 61, at the family home in the Bend of the River district Thursday removed one of the prominent pioneers of that section.  Mrs. Winn, who was the widow of George Winn, widely known in this section of the county, was born and had lived her entire life in the farm home where she died.
    Mrs. Winn's death followed an illness of four years.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Wynn, pioneer residents of the Bend of the River district. She was married to George Winn in 1892.
    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mae Winn Steinbauer, who lives at the faminly[sic] home; a brother, Glenn Wynn, of Kalamazoo, and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Gorman of Tulsa, Okla.
    Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o[clock at the home.  Friends may call there until the hour of the funeral.  The Rev. Guy W. Simon will officiate and burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.

Niles Daily Star, Friday, June 21, 1936, page 1, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library.

Hahn, Evelyn H.

Evelyn Hahn, 92
May 22, 1918 – May 23, 2010

Evelyn H. Hahn, 92, of Howard Street, Niles died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2010 at West Woods of Niles in Niles following a brief illness.

She was born May 22, 1918 in Michigan City, Ind. to Herman F. Daun and Hazel Mary Hurst. She lived most of her life in Niles and graduated from Niles High School.

She was a clerk at the former Parmalee Store and the former The Mayfair Shop in Niles. She was a member of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Niles. She enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.

On June 24, 1939 in Niles she married Paul W. Hahn, who died Aug. 3, 1993.

She is survived by her son, Charles (Cathleen) Hahn, of Niles; daughters, Carol (Fred) Laesch, of Niles and Merian Kessler, of Niles; grandchildren, Rich Laesch, Mary Sibley, Michael Laesch, Michele Manis and Lisa Dieringer; great-grandchildren, Jonah Sibley, Nicholas Sibley, Andrew Laesch, Maya Laesch, Tristan Manis, Braeden Manis, Keegan Manis, Elliot Dieringer and Rylan Dieringer.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles with the Rev. Carl W. Bassett of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles.

Friends may call beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church or the Resident Activity Fund at West Woods.

Niles Daily Star, Published 11:09pm Monday, May 24, 2010

Monahan, Irma M.

Irma Monahon, 95

Irma M. Monahon, 95, of Niles died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at West Woods of Niles of natural causes.

No services will be held. Cremation has taken place.

Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles at a later date.

Niles Daily Star, Published 11:09pm Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Toney, Franklin Benjamin

Franklin Toney, 88
March 29, 1922 – May 31, 2010

Franklin Benjamin Toney, 88, of Niles died at 1:25 p.m. Monday, May 31, 2010 at Silverbrook Manor in Niles of a brief illness.

Mr. Toney was born March 29, 1922 in Niles to Henry and Florence (McClary) Toney. He graduated from Niles High School and lived in Niles all of his life.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Coast Guard. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans.

Franklin worked for many years as a tool and die maker, first at Kawneer Co. and he later retired from the Modineer Co., both of Niles.

Franklin was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Niles. He was also a life member of Saint Joseph Valley Lodge 4, F. & A.M. He enjoyed music, especially big band and jazz, and dancing with his wife. He was a competitive bowler on the Stroh’s team. His greatest interest was raising his children.

On Jan. 11, 1947 in Niles, he married the former Bette Lou Bailey, who preceded him in death Dec. 7, 1997. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Gordon, who died March 31, 1952.

Surviving family includes a son, Terry Toney, of Buchanan; daughters, Nancy (Bruce) Evick and Tracey Toney, both of Niles; grandchildren, Heather Lee Polk, Tyler Lee Toney, Ryan Anthony Evick, Danielle Kristen Watson and Anthony Roger Tracey; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Austin and Isabella Castillo.

The funeral service for Franklin Benjamin Toney will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 4, 2010 at First Presbyterian Church of Niles with the Rev. Fran Lane-Lawrence of the church officiating.

Committal services will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles and will conclude with a flag presentation and “Taps” by a unit of the United States Coast Guard.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday with Masonic rites at 7:30 p.m. by Saint Joseph Valley Lodge 4.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Toney may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Niles or to In House Hospice.

Niles Daily Star, Published 11:11pm Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fox, Excel Sr.

Excel Fox Sr., 70
July 18, 1939 – May 27, 2010


Excel Fox Sr., 70


Excel Fox Sr., 70, died Thursday, May 27 at 7:15 a.m. at Blessed Home Adult Foster Care in Niles of natural causes.

He was born on July 18, 1939 in Arkansas.

A lifetime area resident, he was a Mason and a supervisor at TOEFCO Engineering.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Sr. and Ethel Fox; daughter Helen Fox; sister Carrie Mae Fox; brothers Oxyzlee Fox and Walter Fox Jr. and an ex-wife Lodean Fox.

He is survived by sons Excel Fox Jr. and Thomas Fox; daughters Elizabeth Fox-Pedley, Rennie Fox, Threasa Fox, Wynee “Nisie” D. Wilson and Secusser Green; sister Lela Fox-Willis and a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

Niles Daily Star, Published 7:36pm Sunday, June 6, 2010