Source: News-Journal, January 26, 1953
Ivan B. Little Died Suddenly
Recovering From Recent Operation
Ivan B. Little died Thursday evening at 10:15 at his home, 306 North Bond Street. Death came quite suddenly from a hemorrhage. Although in failing health the past three months, and just recovering from an operation recently, he had returned home from the Wabash County hospital a week ago Sunday and seemingly was on the way to recovery. The fatal illness came without warning and was a great shock to the family and friends.
Mr. Little was a lifelong resident of the community, and as a clerk and later as owner, he had been in the hardware business in North Manchester for many years. He entered into a partnership with Gus B. Frame in 1925, and later when the partnership was dissolved, he started a new store. A few years later he purchased the Frame store when Mr. Frame retired and combined the two stocks of merchandise in the room occupied by the Frame store.
He was a son of Hosea B. and Stella McBride Little and was born in North Manchester May 8, 1891. He married Estella Adams, who died in 1931. In 1932 he married Hester Bone, who survives together with a daughter, Mary Louise, the aged mother, two brothers, Wayne of North Manchester and Hubert of Houston, Texas, and a sister, Miss Orrel Little of North Manchester. Twin sons preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Congregational-Christian Church, the Masonic lodge, Scottish Rite, Shrine, Eastern Star, Rotary and Izaak Walton League.
The body was taken to the Bender Funeral Home where the funeral was held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. Fred Conkling and the Rev. D. Richard Wolfe conducted the service and burial was in Fairview Cemetery.