Robert Louis Malott

Robert Louis Malott, 60, Peru, passed away at 3:24 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019, at his residence.

Born December 9, 1958, in Peru, Indiana, he was the son of Sammy W. and Virginia L. Godfroy Malott.

He was a proud member of the Miami Nation of Indians, belonging to the tribe in Indiana and Oklahoma. He was a graduate of Logansport High School and served in the United States Army. He worked for Progress Rail in Peru for several years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and prided himself in taking care of the flowers that surrounded his home.

Regis C. McAllister

Regis C. McAllister, 96, of Peru, passed away at 3:35 P.M., Friday, July 12, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru, IN. She was born in Peru on June 6, 1923, the daughter of John T. and Josephine Haley McAllister.

Regis was a 1941 graduate of Peru High School and a 1945 graduate of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in South Bend, IN. She was employed as a RN at the Wabash Railroad Hospital from 1946 till 1949. In 1949 she went to work for Dr. Sam and Dr. Don Ferrara where she remained until her retirement in 1988. After retiring from her nursing career, Regis maintained an active social life. She loved to play euchre and enjoyed spending time with friends. She later returned to work at Area V for several years which she so enjoyed.

A life long member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Regis’s greatest joy in life was her Roman Catholic Faith as witnessed by her regular attendance at daily Mass. Most of all, she did her best, lived well, laughed often and was loved by many – a life well lived by any standard.

Jennifer S. (Snyder) Stuber

On July 6, 2019, at approximately 4:45 am, Jennifer S. (Snyder) Stuber, 49, formerly of Peru, Indiana went to our Heavenly Father at her residence in Galveston, Indiana. Jen was born on June 19, 1970, to Julie "Cattin" Walker (Larry) and Teddy Snyder (Deb).

Jen is survived by daughters Abbi Stuber (Aj) and Sidney Ooten (Jake), expecting granddaughter Baby "O", Fiancé Shawn Nelson, and son, Gunnar. Also surviving are sisters Jessie Ewing (Steve) and Michelle Douglass (Aaron), brother Steven Adair (Hannah), mother Julie Walker (Larry), stepmother Deb Snyder, several nieces and nephews that include one great-niece, several cousins along with multiple "adopted" children that would call Jen "Mom."

Jen was preceded in death by her son Zachary Stuber, father Teddy Snyder, and grandparents Clyde and Betty Cattin along with Arthur and Vera Snyder.

Janet Susan Hilgeman

Janet Susan Hilgeman, 77, of Peru, passed away at 4:58 P.M., Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at her residence. Susie was born in Peru on September 3, 1941, the daughter of Lyman and Ruth McDade Cover. She married John P. Hilgeman and he survives.

Susie worked as a clerk at Peru Utilities.

Surviving in addition to her husband, John, are her sons Blake Hilgeman and his wife Yvonne of Walton and John J. Hilgeman of Peru; grandchildren Daniel Hilgeman, Alyia Hilgeman, Ashley Hilgeman, and Kailen Hilgeman.

George J. Thurston

George J. Thurston, 84, of Peru, passed away at 7:00 A.M., Thursday, July 11, 2019, at his residence. George was born in Catron, MO on June 9, 1935, the son of George J. and Jennie Mae Seals Thurston. George married Judith C. Helsley in Greentown, IN on June 28, 1961, and she preceded him in death on March 10, 2018.

George was a veteran in the U. S. Army and was retired from Marburger Foods in 1999 where he operated the Refrigerated Express Division.

He was an example of purest devotion foremost to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, but also to his church and country.

Freda Jean Dickerhoff, 67, of Peru, passed away on July 8, 2019, at her residence. She was born in West Virginia on January 16, 1952, to the late, Sid Mabe and Rosie (Stroud) Newsome. On April 19, 1974, she married the love of her life Rolland, and he survives.

Freda was a dedicated housewife and grandmother. She looked forward to spending time with her 21 grandchildren, planting flowers and going to garage sales.

She is survived by her husband; Rolland, children; Rhonda (Tom) Smith, Lisa (Billy Pullins) Hughes, Kenneth Roberts, Rolland Roberts, Shawn (Bethany) Dickerhoff, Tiffany (Samuel) Sims and Shane (Amber) Dickerhoff, 21 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, mother in law; Donna Copeland and 1 brother; Hayes Newsome Jr.

Barbara Babbs

Barbara Babbs, 81, entered the gates of heaven on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, after a brief illness. Her love for her family and her heavenly father was evident in the life she lived and the prayer warrior she became.

Barb was born to the late Donald and Naomi Brown in Converse, IN on September 13, 1937. She was immersed into a large family where community, serving others and Christ was the foundation of her livelihood. She was kind, soft-spoken and surprisingly competitive. She always had a listening ear and never shied away from a good conversation.

Barb married her best friend, the late Orville E. Babbs, on June 2, 1957. She raised five children all while holding various manufacturing jobs and at one time, going to school full-time. She completed her CNA/QMA certification in the mid-1980s and worked almost 20 years at Miller's Merry Manor. Her love and adoration of people was emulated in the care she provided the residents and her devotion to her ailing husband.

Barbara lead participated and directed many forms of music worship for almost 50 years, most at Peru First Church of the Nazarene. She received the Church of the Nazarene Distinguished Service Award for her dedication and countless hours of church service.

Mary Yukiyo Arnold

Mary Yukiyo Arnold, 95, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 3:25 A.M. at Duke’s Memorial Hospital in Peru. Mary was born in Tokyo, Japan on February 28, 1924, the daughter of Tameichi and Chii Iizuka. She married Paul Talbot Arnold on October 18, 1961, and he preceded her in death.

She worked at AGP, Kofabco, Classico, Peru Tribune & Wabash Plain Dealer. She finally retired from working at the age of 83. She enjoyed walking, going out to eat, and spending time with family.

Surviving are Mary’s children, Paula (Deb Hensel) Johnson, Peru, Erroll (Brenda) Holt, Price, Utah, Eric Holt, Jacksonville, Florida, and Terry (Tina) Holt, Plainfield; grandchildren, Nick (Marti) Johnson, Summer (Randy) Jackson, Derrick (Candice) Holt, Richard (Heather) Holt, Matthew (Sarah) Holt, Eric (Nicole) Holt, Sara Holt, and Marissa Staller; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Paul, siblings, Atsui Saito and Kakuko Saito, and two daughters-in-law, Betty Anne Holt, and Carol Holt.