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Roberta Mae Daluisio, 79, Peru, passed away at 4:59 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Born August 26, 1939, in Wabash County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Uriah “Sonny” and Mary L. Fites Weirick. On October 22, 1971, in Clarence, New York, she was married to Ralph John Daluisio, and he preceded her in death on November 18, 1996.

She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church. She graduated from Gilead High School, and she worked for many years at the Miami County Recorder’s Office. She loved watching the Indiana Pacers with her neighbor, Velma.

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Julian Shane Colaizzi, 38, born March 24, 1980, in Salt Lake City, Utah, died on Wednesday afternoon, February 6, 2019, of cardiac arrest in Clarksville, Tennessee. He leaves behind his loving wife of 13 years, Crystal Joy Colaizzi, and his three sons: Carmine Colaizzi age 12, Corbin Colaizzi age 10, and youngest August Colaizzi age 3. He is also survived by his parents Julian James Colaizzi and Cathie Ann Colaizzi, as well as his four siblings, Shawn Colaizzi, Elizabeth Colaizzi, Stephanie Davis, and Alicia Collingsworth.

Julian was an outgoing outdoorsman, loving husband, and father, loving son and brother. He was a man that you could never forget. His happy demeanor was contagious and always brightened your day. He was a master beyond measure at his skilled trade as an HVAC technician. No matter what was broken, he could fix it and make it look like magic. Anyone who ever met Julian immediately loved him.

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Genevieve A. Pond, 97, of Amboy, passed away at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Wellbrooke of Kokomo. She was born in Converse, IN on January 25, 1922, the daughter of Harry and Melvina Masters Garber. Genevieve married Howard R. Pond, in Converse, on June 10, 1939, and he preceded her in death on June 15, 1997.

Genevieve was a 1939 graduate of Converse High School and attended North Grove Church. She played in various bands, playing the bass clarinet and saxophone. Genevieve could be found playing in card club, at Home Ec. Club or Tri-Arts Club and was active in the Democratic Party for many years. Her love of people showed through in everyone she met, making them feel like an instant friend. But her love of family was first in her heart and shined out in all she did.

Surviving are her children Blaine (Ann) Pond, Brent (Sally) Pond, Bradley (Nancy) Pond, Tamara (Larry) Fewell all of Amboy and Renee (Ken) Driver of Mexico; son -in -law, Keith Miller of Amboy; grandchildren Christina (Cliff) Clites, Chad (Missy) Pond, Troy (Justine) Pond, Lori (Jason) Auginbaugh, Todd(Ashley) Pond, Kelly Shoffner, Kimberly (David) Conroy, Eric Fewell, Lisa (Roger) Vincent, Scott Coy Pond, Brent(Kristy) Pond, Taylor (Donelle) Miller, Jerrin Pond; Genevieve also had 30 Great-grandchildren and 12 Great-great-grandchildren.

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Sharon Kay Edwards, 76, passed away on February 5, 2019. Sharon was a lifelong Peru resident and Peru High School graduate (class of 1960). She was married to her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Edwards, for 55 years.

Sharon & Kenny raised 4 children, Missy (married to Mike Ward), Kenny Edwards (married to Karen Bohnenkamper), Jessica (married to Lee Chandler) and Betsy Wolfe. Sharon spent much of her time enjoying being a grandmother to 8 grandchildren, McKenzie & Mason Ward, Zoë, Avery & Addison Edwards, Cooper & Cate Wolfe, and Jordan Edwards.

Sharon loved her dog, Heidi, and was devoted to the humane treatment of animals big & small.

Sharon is survived by her brother, William Zimmerman (married to Robyn) and preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Bradshaw, and stepfather, Ervin Bradshaw.

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Annie Annette "Blondie" Lee Sweares, 75, Peru, passed away at 1:10 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019, at Community Howard Regional Health, Kokomo.

Born April 14, 1943, in Crestview, Florida, she was the daughter of Melvin Lee and Annie Delma Garrett Hallford.

She had a love for bingo and spent many nights calling numbers at the Literary Aid Society. When she wasn't calling numbers she was playing at the Knights of Columbus or at Miami Indian's Bingo. Earning her the nickname "Blondie the Bingo Queen." She also loved to play cards with the family. She was one of those people who could make anyone smile and everyone that knew her, loved her. She had a carefree spirit that lives on in her memory. She cussed like a sailor, danced like nobody was watching and was never afraid to speak her mind. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Connie K. Hunt

Connie K. Hunt, 80, of Peru passed away at 3:03 pm on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Blair Ridge Health Campus with her son and daughter by her side.

She was born in Miami County on August 2, 1938, to Dwight L. and May L. (Leedy) Shoemaker. She married Doyal E. Hunt on August 11, 1957, and he preceded her in death on January 18, 2011. Connie retired as the Miami County Recorder. She was a member of the Peru Firemen’s Auxiliary, Eastern Star, Republican Women, and the Parkview United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed flowers, nature, and feeding the birds.

Connie will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Faith and family were of utmost importance to her. She is survived by her children, Julie (Mike) Sisson, and Jay (Lynn) Hunt, both of Peru. Also, grandchildren: Brooke (Adam) Sheets, Carrie Babbs, Carley Sisson, and Drew Hunt; and great-grandchildren: Ryne Babbs, Dawsen Babbs, Pierce Babbs, Emma Babbs, Aiden Sheets, and Addisyn Sheets.

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Jesse A. Melton, 86, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Mazie (Gunter) Melton. Married on June 30, 1956, they shared 62 years of marriage together.

He was born on August 23, 1932, in Albany, Kentucky to John and Zora (Glidewell) Melton.

Jesse served in the United States Navy. He retired from Chrysler as a machine operator in 1991 after 38 years of work. He loved to fish and mushroom hunt with his beloved wife, children, and grandchildren. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Converse.

He is survived by his wife and their children: Gary (Suzonne) Melton of Louisiana, Richard (Jody) Melton of Milford, IN, Karen (Jeff) Maggart of Akron, IN, and Kim (Scot) Shircliff of Peru. Also, grandchildren: Shanna, Rochelle, Jessica, Amanda, Annie, Adam, Josie, Seth, Angie, Ashlyn, Kaelyn, and Mason; and great-grandchildren: Hope, Gracie, Chelsea, Gunnar, Savannah, Xander, Bailey, Izzy, London, Paris, Morgan, Maddie, and Makenna.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Kathy Sommers, grandson Jeremy Love, and great-grandchildren Elizabeth Easterday and Beau Melton. Also, brothers Carlos Melton, Eugene Melton, and Ted Melton; and sister Iva May Melton.

Visitation will be held from 11 am – 2 pm on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana. Funeral service will follow at 2pm at the funeral home, with Pastor Jeff Sumner officiating. Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Miami County Military Rites Team.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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Allen Lee Stuber, 83, Denver, Indiana, passed away at 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at his residence.

Born On June 16, 1935, in Twelve Mile, Indiana, he was the son of Eldridge Lincoln “Jack” and Beatrice Irene Launer Stuber. On March 19, 1960, in Denver, Indiana, he was married to the former Carolyn Kay Ogle, and she preceded in death on February 16, 2009.

He was retired from Dana Corporation in Marion and had worked for many years at United Tool in Wabash. He graduated from Metea High School and was a member of Cornerstone Church in Mentone. He was a United States Army veteran having served in Germany and Texas.