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N. Alice Stark passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Alice loved the Lord and went peacefully to be with Him and be reunited with her husband. She was born on December 7, 1924, to Milford Filmore and Eula Lee Sircy in Difficult, Tennessee. She married Millard Hampton in 1944 until his death in 1969 and married Glenn Stark in 1981 until his passing in 2002.

Alice had many interests and talents, and a passion for helping others, making many dresses for Haiti through her church. She also made hand towels Relay for Life and donated proceeds to a family in need. She was a professional quilter, making quilts for the Amish and many others that either had them made or tailored by her and also donated quilts to help those in need. She spent much time cross-stitching, crocheting and cooking for others, as well. Never knowing a stranger, she was kind and giving; always willing to go out of her way to help anyone in need.

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Marie Rabe, 86, of Peru, passed away at 6:15 PM Friday, May 17, 2018, at her residence. She was born in Alamo, Tennessee on May 14, 1932, the daughter of Chester and Myrtle Roberts Lee. Marie married Dave Rabe at the First Christian Church Parsonage in Peru on June 29, 1952, and he survives.

Marie graduated from Peru High School in 1950 and was a member of the First Christian Church. She was a waitress at The Tally Ho Restaurant for over 25 years and at Shanty Malone’s for 15 years. Whether on the job as a waitress or out socially Marie was always immaculately dressed to include her signature high heels. She was always quick with a smile and loved to hug.

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Anne Elizabeth Brown, 64, of Peru, passed away at 7:44 AM, Sunday, May 20, 2018, at her residence. She was born in Peru on June 11, 1953, the daughter of Norman and Margaret Sutton Malon. Anne married James Brown in Peru on October 6, 1972, and he survives.

Anne was a 1971 graduate of Peru High School and a member of the First Christian Church. She was employed as a Meter Clerk and an Engineering Records Clerk at NIPSCO from 1971 till 1977. She was employed as a Secretary at Blair Pointe Elementary School from 1990 until her retirement in 2014. Anne was a member of the Sigma Delta Phi and Psi Iota Xi Sorority. Anne was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was selfless in her life, genuine in her interest and care for her family and the people around her. Anne thoroughly enjoyed quilting and was a gifted baker and cake decorator. While her career highlights were many, it was her role as family matriarch that most will remember.

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Robert Earl Casteel, 76, of Peru, passed away on May 17, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Robert was the child of the late Robert and Katie (Turner) Casteel, born on Oct. 1, 1941, in Webster County, Kentucky.

There will be a graveside memorial at Lakeview Cemetery in Providence, Ky. at a later date.


Nathan Ryan Stuber

Nathan Ryan Stuber, 34, Mexico, Indiana, passed away at 5:05 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in rural Miami County.

Born April 1, 1984, in Peru, Indiana, he was the son of Kerry Lee and Melissa Ann Porter Stuber. On September 1, 2012, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, he was married to the former Ashley Marie Martin.

Nathan was an active member of the Church of the Heartland in Rochester, Indiana, where he served as head greeter and helped with construction projects. Nathan grew up in Chili, Indiana, and was a 2002 graduate of North Miami High School. He was employed for the last fifteen years at Tecomet in Claypool, where he was currently working as a machinist. A dedicated friend and family man, Nathan was always there for others. He enjoyed camping, spending time and traveling with his family, and putting his Lego architect skills to practice.

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John F. Hight, 58, of Cromwell, IN, formerly of Peru, passed away at 4:11 PM, Monday, May 14, 2018, at the Goshen Hospital, Goshen, IN.

John was born in Peru on September 4, 1959, the son of Bill Dean and Carol Ann Fennell Hight. He was employed as a forklift driver for Dutchman Manufactured Homes.

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John Maurice Goble, 77, of Denver, Indiana passed away on May 11, 2018, at Hickory Creek Nursing Home.

He was born in Peru, Indiana on June 6, 1940, to Fred and Dollis (Beighler) Goble. He married Cris Lewis in 1978, and she survives. John was a retired materials handler for Lear Corp. and also served four years in the United States Air Force. He was a private pilot, and is also survived by his favorite cat, “Muffins”. He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as one brother and two sisters.

Steven D. Williams photo

Steven D. Williams, 68, of Peru, passed away at 2:22 P.M., Monday, May 14, 2018, at his residence. He was born in Miami County, IN the son of Delbert Williams and Helen Duff Williams Rife Sheneman. He had a special bond with his stepfather, Eldon Rife.

Steven was a Peru High School graduate and attended Ball State University. He was a Conductor for the Norfolk Southern Railroad and retired after 39 years of service. Steven was an avid softball player for more than 40 years and was inducted into the Indiana Softball Hall of Fame. Steven loved his cars and enjoyed going to the Power House Gym. He was a warm, kindhearted man who never met a stranger.