Clara Almeda (Easterday) Mikesell
Clara Almeda EASTERDAY Born: FEB 1885 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana Died: 1966 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana
Clara Mikesell, Culver Native, dies At Age 81
Mrs. Clara A. Mikesell, 81. died at 1:05 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at her residence, 214 West Washington
Street, Culver, following- an illness of three and a half years.
Born Feb. 15, 1.885, in Culver to Benjamin and Amanda Shoope Kasterday, Mrs. Mikesell was married S
Sept. 15, 1903, to Claude P. Mikesell, who survives. She was a lifetime resident of Culver.
Surviving with the husband are one daughter. Mrs. Opal Benedict of Culver; four sons, Claurel C , Donald E . ,
Oscar M., all of Culver, and Arthur A. of Milwaukee, Wis.; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, in the Culver Evangelical U n i t e d Brethren Church with the
pastor, Rev. Dwight McClure, officiating. Burial followed in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.
The Easterday-Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, was in charge of arrangements.
married 18 SEP 1903 in Marshall, Indiana Claude Phillip Mikesell Born: JAN 1884 in Newcastle Twp., Fulton Co., In. died: 1968 in Culver, Marshall,
Indiana son of Nathaniel A. MIKESELL & Rachel A. BRYANT
Claud Mikesell, Longtime Culver Resident, Dies
Claud P. Mikesell, 84, 214 W. Washington St.,
died at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the Prairie View Rest Home, Warsaw, following an illness of one year.
Mr Mikesell was born to Nathanial and Rachel (Bryant) Miksesell, Jan 14, 1884 in Fulton county
and lived-most of his 'lfe in this area. He was married Sept. 18, 1903 in Culver to Clara A. Easterday
who preceded him in death Feb. 25, 1966. He was a retired Standard Oil Distributor.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Opal Benedict, Culver; and four sons, Claurel C. Mikesell,
Donald E . Mikesell and Oscar M. Mikesell, all of Culver; and Arthur A. Mikesell, Milwaukee,
Wis.; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Eastenday-Bonine Funeral Home with
Rev. A. E . Givens of the EUB Church officiating . Burial was in the Culver Masonic Cemeterey
1) (M): Clurel Claude MIKESELL Born: 1Birth 12 Jan 1904 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana, Death 9 Sep 1969 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana,
Area Resident Dies After Short Illness
married Nellie Irene Shively Birth 16 Dec 1901 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana Death 24 Sep 1974 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana, daughter
of Charles Shively and Emma M Bumbarger Their children were:
Clurel C. Mikesell, 65, route 1, Culver, died at 12:25 a.m Tuesday, September 9 at Parkview hospital after a
few weeks illness.
He was born on January 12, 1904 in Culver and had lived here all of his life.
On November 28, 1924, in Plymouth, Indiana, he married Nellie I Shively who survives.
His parents were Claud and Clara (Easterday) Mikesell.
He was a farmer and the Assistant Postmaster at Leiters Ford. He was a member of the Mount Hope United Methodist
Church, Director of Fulton County REMC, a member of the Maxinkuckee IOOF Lodge, president of the Fulton County Farm
Bureau, Aubbenaubbee Township, and a member of the Conservation Club.
Survivors include his wife, one sister, Mrs Opal Benedict, Culver, three daughters, Mrs. Agnes M. Kline, Monterey, Mrs. Betty
L Miller, Elkhart and Mrs. Joyce E. Plante, Culver; three brothers, Arthur Mikesell, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Donald and Oscar
Mikesell both of Culver and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m Friday at the Mount Hope United Methodist Church, Fulton County with Rev. Leon Hoffer
and Rev. Arthur Bishop officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Maxinkuckee IOOF Lodge will conduct
memorial services at 8 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home
Agnes M. Mikesell m. [-?-] Kline
2) (M): Arthur Leroy MIKESELL Born: 07 DEC 1906 in Marshall, Indiana Died: 1952 married 1st Estelle Scheer married Katherine M Lenz Birth: Jun. 16, 1910
Saskatchewan, Canada Death: Jan. 3, 1963 Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin daughter of Robert W Lenz and Anna
Betty L Mikesell m. [-?-] Miller
Joyce E. Mikesell m. May 9, 1953 John P Plante Jr. Birth: Aug. 10, 1931 Ora, Starke, Indiana Death: May 4, 2008 son of
John Plante and Ethel Greer ch: Gloria Diana and Wayne Micheal
Marlene Mikesell m. [-?-] Bergman
3) (M): Donald E Mikesell Birth 30 May 1911 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana, Death 8 Jan 1984 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana
married Alice M Handy Birth 24 Oct 1915 in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio Death 11 Oct 2007 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana daughter of Arthur Handy
and Minnie Thayer. Culver Town Marshall They had:
Margo Mikesell m. [-?-] Logic
Donald Mikesell Jr. married Carol Ann [-?-]
4) (F): Opal M Mikesell Birth 20 May 1916 in Indiana Death 17 Jan 2007 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana married Eugene George 'Gene' Benedict
Birth 19 Oct 1914 Death Mar 1978 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana son of Ernest Benedict and Alma Lodema McBride.
Robert Bruce Mikesell Birth 14 Jan 1942 in Marshall County, Indiana, Death 10 Jul 2001 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana,
Janet Mikesell m. [-?-] Lowe
Eugene Benedict Jr. m. Barbara Moser, dv. ch: Susan Jean, Sarah Ann and Eugene George III
4) (M): Oscar Marvin Mikesell Birth 22 May 1918 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana, Death 31 Mar 2005 in Bremen, Marshall, Indianaa married Violet Woodward
married 1st to Dale Clark killed WWII in France had a daughter Carole Joyce Clark daughter of Willian Edward Woodward and
Frances Carpenter. Their children:
John Benedict m. Marilyn Day ch. Matthew Allen, Kathleen McBride & Rebecca Day
Douglas Marvin Mikesell d. 12 Feb 1972
History of Marshall County Indiana Sesquicentenial 1836 - 1986 -, Taylor Publishing Co., 1986, Publication # 357 of 1422, Marshall County Historical
Society pg. 299 - Claude Mikesell Family - Opal Mikesell Benedict, daughter.; pg. 154 Edward Easterday; Arnold Lowery pg. 270-1