Obituaries, April 25, 2024

Written on 04/25/2024

Patrick “Pat” Puterbaugh

Patrick “Pat” Puterbaugh, 74 years old, of Peru, continued on his journey Home on April 22, 2024. He was born on November 14, 1949, the son of the late Orville and Gladys (Sebree) Puterbaugh.

Pat attended Maconaquah and Eastern High Schools. He was a decorated Vietnam Veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. Pat was a Patriot who loved his country but not our government. He worked at Continental Steel and later owned and operated a trucking company called Single Axle Hauling. He took great pride in a job well done. His customers loved him because along with sand and gravel he delivered great stories. Pat was very social, he had a great sense of humor, no subject was taboo, no one was spared.

Pat was passionate about music and attended countless concerts back in the day like Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Led Zepplin, Deep Purple, and Uriah Heep. He was well read and informed on a variety of subjects including natural supplements and herbs.

Pat and Lana (Duff) Burnette met in 1985 and had a strong, loving marriage for 38 years. Together they raised three sons, Bo, John, and Cole. Pat was a great father and was involved in his children’s activities from coaching baseball to riding dirt bikes and everything in between. He will be deeply missed.

Pat is survived by his wife, Lana; sons, Ric (Michelle) Burnette, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Cole Puterbaugh, Peru; brother, Mike Puterbaugh; sister, Nancy Troyer; sister-in-law, Pam Enright; brother-in-law, Jerry Wren; grandchildren, Kory (Haley) Burnette, Clay Burnette, Madison Burnette, and Lanie Prater; great-grandchildren, Hadlee, Hudson, and Hayes; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Orville and Gladys Puterbaugh; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Aaron Duff and Hazel Long; son, John “JT” Puterbaugh; brothers-in-law, Von Duff, Russell Troyer, and Larry Enright; sister-in-law, Cookie Wren; and nieces and nephews, Dee, Justin, Nick, Lindsay, and Leslie. Also, friends who he loved as brothers, John Whiteford, Bruce Taylor, Roger Keith and Junior Clark.

In honor of Pat’s wishes, there will be no public services held. A private celebration of Pat’s life will be held by the family at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory. Messages of condolence may be left online at

Jack Lee Doty

Jack Lee Doty, 89, of Flora, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2024, at his home. He was born on June 23, 1934, in Woodstock, Michigan, the son of Edward and Thelma (Nickloy) Doty.

Jack graduated from Adrian High School in 1952. In his senior year of high school, he went by “Lesslie” and was featured in the yearbook, “thinking is but an idle waste of time, when it is not necessary.”. Jack proudly served in the United States Navy from 1952- 1956, part of which was served during the Korean War. He retired as a journeyman from the Kokomo Casting Plant in 1989. Jack enjoyed the outdoors, deer hunting, mushroom hunting, anything to do with CB radio, and his classic car collection. He was a Democrat through and through. Jack loved the Haynes Apperson Festival and driving his antique cars in the parade. He was a member of American Legion Post #0415, The Pioneer Automobile Club, VFW.

Jack is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline Warden of Flora; grandchildren, Matthew Barnes, Jacob (Krista) Gorski, and Jalynn Warden, all of Kokomo; great grandchildren, Sophia Barnes, Lily Barnes, and Hadalynn Gorski; sister, Dawn Harper of Michigan; nieces, Sandy (Larry) Venable, Janet (Jack) Melton, and Pam (Kirk) June; and nephew, Marty (Cathy) Harper.

Along with his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his daughter, Lela V. Barnes; and brother-in-law, Ronald Harper.

In keeping with Jacks wishes, no services will be held at this time. Memorial contributions may be made in Jacks name to the VFW, Shirley and Stout Funeral Home has been entrusted with cremation.