Harold F. Hendrix, 59, of Peru

Harold F. Hendrix, 59, of Peru passed away at 10:45 a.m., Sunday, February 9, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born September 28, 1960, in Peru, he was the son of the late Dewey and Omie (Day) Hendrix.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

On October 2, 2009, he married Yvonne S. Anderson, she survives.

He was formerly employed at DMS Contracting at Grissom. Harold was also a former truck driver.

Marvin A. Tucker, 88, of Peru, passed away at 3:32 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2020, in Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne. Marvin was born March 6, 1931, in Kosciusko County Indiana to Joseph W. and Elizabeth Tucker.

Marvin graduated from Peru High School in 1950. He joined the United States Marines following High School to serve his country in Korea. When Marvin returned from the military, he joined the Peru Fire Department where he served for 30 plus years. He was an avid coon hunter and enjoyed carpenter work.

Surviving family include his two daughters, Michele (David) Pasley, Greenwood, IN; and Kimberly (Danny) Tucker Powell of North Carolina. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tyler (Jessica) Johnson, Shaylan Johnson, Brandon Powell, Matthew (Samantha) Powell, Jarrett (Angela) Nevitt-Meyer, Erin (Matthew) Fisher, Zachary (Joanna) Pasley, and Zane (Mary) Pasley. He is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and two sisters.

Beverly A. Lennon

Beverly A. Lennon, 82, formerly of Peru, passed away on February 6, 2020, in Alabama.

She was born in Peru on September 14, 1937, the daughter of Homer and Mary Poage Blackman. Beverly married James Lennon on May 27, 1954, and he survives.

Beverly was a Physical Therapy Technician and Nurses Aide at Dukes. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren of Peru.

Beverly enjoyed traveling with her grandchildren, fishing in Minnesota and flea marketing in Shipshewana.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Jim, are her children Rhonda Opp and her husband Larry of Peru, Ron Lennon of Macy, Randy Lennon and his wife Sherry of Humble, TX and Richard Lennon and his wife Hilda of Peru; eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Vivian I. Hartleroad

Vivian I. Hartleroad, 93, of Peru, IN, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020, after a short stay at Blair Ridge Health Campus in Peru.

Vivian was born on September 22, 1926, the daughter of George and Mabel Boyd Clark. She married Raymond “Bub” Hartleroad on June 8, 1946, and he preceded her in death.

Vivian was a graduate of Peru High School and attended beauty college in Fort Wayne, IN. She and her husband owned a restaurant in downtown Peru for several years. She also worked as an insurance clerk for the food stamp office for many years and was a member of the First Christian Church.

Lois Maxine Yoder, 91

Lois Maxine Yoder, 91, Rochester, and formerly of the Macy area, passed away at 3:50 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020, at her residence.

Born June 20, 1928, in Birmingham, Indiana, she was the daughter of Victor R. and Pearl Ida Raymer Cover. She was married to Ellis Harvey Yoder on May 29, 1953, and he preceded her in death on March 6, 1993.

Survivors include three children, Carol Louise Yoder, Linda Diane Yoder, and Carl Harvey Yoder, all of Rochester.

Debra Z. Binkerd

Debra Z. Binkerd entered into eternal peace at Miller’s Merry Manor on Thursday, February 6, 2020, after a long, courageous battle.

She was born on April 29, 1955, in Fort Knox, Kentucky to Lester H. and Joyce J. Zwiers.

On August 21, 1976, she married Bruce J. Binkerd at Oakdale Baptist Church. They made a life in Peru, raising their son, Jeremy.

She graduated from Peru High School in 1973 and later from Ball State University with a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology.

In her younger years, she worked at Jim’s Dairy Dip, Eck Adams, and Bona Vista in Kokomo. After college graduation, she spent 30 years as a Speech Pathologist for Maconaquah School Corporation, sometimes having up to 220 students a year.

Michael Anthony Walker

Michael Anthony Walker, 55, of Amboy, IN passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on February 6, 2020. He was born in Knoxville, TN on June 6, 1964, the son of Frank and Graylon Bolton Walker. Michael married Nanette Spencer on April 9, 2010, and she survives.

Michael was a retired truck driver and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed going hunting and fishing. He loved being a PawPaw to his grandchildren and loved his farm. Michael was known as a man who “always stayed his course.”

Michael Walker is survived by his wife, Nanette, his children; Haley (Dylan) Miller of Kokomo, Marshall (Dajah) Walker of Kokomo, Jessica Walker of Kokomo, Eric Godsil of Texas, brothers; Victor (Twana) Walker, Scott (Sandy) Walker, David (Kandy) Walker and two special sisters, Rose Walker and Ava Walker, grandchildren; John Yount, Makayla Noe, Emma Noe, Thomas Noe, Ellie Walker, Madisyn Miller, Lyanna Miller, Elijah Walker and one on the way and his former wife Susie Renchen and brother husband Darrin of Maysville, KY.

Linda Taylor, 72, of Peru, Indiana passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family. Linda was born in Peru on October 17, 1947, to George "Pat" and Mary Trook. She married the love of her life, Philip Taylor on September 9, 1988, and he survives.

Linda graduated from Peru High School. She worked as a bartender and waitress at the Tally Ho, Shanty Malone's and The Paramount where she made lifelong friends including Linda Brenner and Annie Fivecoate.

Linda was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and loved spending time with her family. She was a great cook. Family and friends looked forward to her monthly birthday dinners and desserts.