Our Obituaries

Barbara June Gorsline

September 8, 1942 - December 13, 2014

Barbara June Gorsline, 72, of Goshen, passed away at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at her home. She was born Sept. 8, 1942, in Goshen to the late Garnet Sterling Ritchie and Hattie Myra (Tullock) Richie. Barbara's first marriage was to Elmer S. Bontrager. He passed away Jan. 31, 1969. On Dec. 25, 1987, she married John D. Gorsline. He survives along with their five daughters, Sheri (Trevor)...
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Alma Brubacher

June 20, 1918 - December 12, 2014

Alma Brubacher, 96, Goshen, died 4:55 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen. She was born June 20, 1918 in Brutus, Michigan, to Harvey & Susannah (Eby) Brubacher. Surviving are sisters, Mary Brubacher, Martha (George) Palmateer and Grace (Elmer) Eberly, all of Petoskey, Mich., brothers, Harvey (Linda) Brubacher, Kalamazoo, Mich and Emmanuel Brubacher, Harbor Springs, Mich....
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Tonda Lou Flora

June 30, 1965 - December 11, 2014

Tonda Lou Flora, 49, of Goshen, died Thursday, Dec. 11, at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born June 30, 1965 to Donald Houser and Barbara Vitou in Lagrange. She was survived by her father and stepmother, Donald (Mary) Houser of Sturgis, Mich; her mother and stepfather, Barbara (Michael) Vitou of Middlebury; two daughters, Nicole Flora of Goshen and Brittany Flora of Osceola; a son, Jordan...
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William "Bill" J. Sheldon

September 6, 1925 - December 11, 2014

William J. "Bill" Sheldon, 89, Goshen, formerly of Elkhart, died 12:53 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at Greencroft Healthcare. He was born Sept. 6, 1925 in Park Falls, Wis. to Oscar M. & Lulu (Brown) Sheldon. He married Florence (Rhodes) Sheldon on March 25, 1951. Surviving are his wife, Florence, Goshen, daughters, Kathleen (Kim) Fulmer, Osceola, Bonnie (John) Custer, Fort Worth, Texas, Gloria...
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Henry Paul Zipser

April 5, 1926 - December 11, 2014

Henry Paul Zipser, 88, Goshen, formerly of Elkhart, died at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at Courtyard Healthcare. He was born April 5, 1926 in Elkhart to Herman Paul & Uree Alice (Bigler) Zipser. He married Marijane (Martin) Zipser on July 3, 1949 at the Elkhart Valley Church of the Brethren. Surviving are his wife, Marijane, daughters, Constance (Charles) Hileman, Warsaw, Sandra (Steven...
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Thomas Braddock

December 29, 1962 - December 10, 2014

Thomas Braddock, 51, Goshen, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, Ill. He was born Dec. 29, 1962 in Elkhart to Eugene & Judith (Becraft) Braddock. Surviving are a sister, Debra (Mike) Gibbs, Goshen and a brother, Steven (Paula) Braddock, Louisiana. Preceding him in death are his parents and a brother, Marvin Braddock. A memorial gathering will be held from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m...
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Claudine Marie Badiac

December 1, 1937 - December 6, 2014

Claudine Marie Badiac, 77, Bremen, Ind., formerly of Elkhart, Ind., died at 4 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Signature Healthcare, Bremen, Indiana. She was born Dec. 1, 1937 in Watervliet, Mich. to Claude & Aileen (Stillwell) Yates. She married George Badiac on Sept. 10, 1976 and he died March 17, 2006. Surviving are a son, Grant (Christine) Nash, Benton Harbor, Mich., brother, James (Jan)...
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Charles "Bill" Spear

March 13, 1953 - November 30, 2014

Charles William "Bill" Spear, 61, Goshen, died Sunday, November 30, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 13, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Penn. to Robert Leroy & Amy Grace (Parry) Spear. Surviving are a daughter, Crystal, sister, Marge Thompson, Elkhart, godchildren, Tasha Morton, Tanika, Tianna, Larry, and Tristyn Leach, all of Goshen, and many friends who loved him. Preceding him in death are...
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Bob L. Franks

June 23, 1943 - November 28, 2014

Bob L. Franks, 71, Goshen, died 5:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 at his residence. He was born June 23, 1943 in Waterloo, Alabama, to Louis & Rethal (Geans) Franks. He married Jolene (Mast) Franks on Aug. 5, 1967 and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Christina Franks, Syracuse, sister, Joan Franks, Osceola and a granddaughter, Ripley Franks-Sutton, Syracuse. Preceding him in death...
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Carol F. Stose

January 11, 1926 - November 26, 2014

Carol F. Stose, 88, Goshen, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born January 11, 1926, in Goshen, to Charles and Marie (Bailey) Hollinger. She was a graduate of Goshen High School and Vogue Beauty College. She was married to William F. Stose on Aug. 26, 1945. Her husband of 50 years preceded her in death in June of 1997. One sister Jane Miller...
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Dorothy A. Getz

June 4, 1929 - November 26, 2014

Dorothy A. Getz, Wakarusa, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Elkhart General Hospital after a brief illness. She was born June 4, 1929 in Ladysmith, Wisconson to Charles A. Fredericks/ Harry Berkeypile and Laura M. (Abbiehl) Fredericks/ Edith (Abbiehl) Berkeypile. She married Robert D. Getz on July 30, 1948, he survives. Also surviving are her children Vicki (Martin) Moyer of...
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Larry A. Warfel

July 10, 1946 - November 21, 2014

Larry A. Warfel, 68, of Elkhart, died at 5:38 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born July 10, 1946, in Elkhart, to Warren W. and Lucille (Rieth) Warfel. On June 10, 1976, he married Sandy (Floerkey) Warfel. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Warfel of Elkhart; daughter Roxanna (Donald) Queen of Mount Holly, N.C.; son Jeremy Warfel of Osceola; granddaughter Savanna Queen;...
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Mary Jane Rink

October 16, 1922 - November 20, 2014

Mary Jane Rink, 92, Goshen, died 8:05 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at Courtyard Healthcare, Goshen. She was born Oct. 16, 1922 in Syracuse, to Carl & Velcie (Hapner) Stetler. She married Harvey Rink on Oct. 9, 1942 and he died Nov. 22, 1972. Surviving are a daughter, Joyce (Darrell) Howell, Cassopolis, Mich., sister, Grace Eyer, Syracuse and seven grandchildren. Preceding her in death are her...
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Nelson R. Stutsman, Sr.

March 6, 1932 - November 20, 2014

Nelson R. Stutsman Sr., 82, Elkhart, died 8:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was born March 6, 1932 in Goshen to Ralph & May (Miller) Stutsman. He married Barbara (Cooke) Stutsman on Jan. 8, 1983. Surviving are his wife, Barbara, Elkhart, children, Christine (LeRoy) Mevis, Nappanee and Kevin R. (Jill) Stutsman, Nappanee, step-children, Gerrod (Catherine) Hampel,...
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Randall Dale Reinhardt

September 29, 1957 - November 18, 2014

Randall Dale Reinhardt, Goshen, 57, died unexpectedly from a fall Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born Sept. 29, 1957 in Elkhart to Dale R. & Doris (Hartman) Reinhardt. He married Delora (Metzger) Reinhardt on Dec. 19, 1981 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife, Delora, children, Stephanie (Timothy) Hoag, Goshen, Natalie (Matthew) Patka, Fort Wayne...
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Nancy J. Ummel

December 17, 1934 - November 18, 2014

Nancy J. Ummel, 79, Goshen, died 4:21 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen. She was born Dec. 17, 1934 in Defiance County, Definance, Ohio to Ward E. & Mildred E. (Hamlin) Wissler. She married Stanley Ummel on May 12, 1962 in Defiance and he died Aug. 29, 2008. Surviving are a son, David W. Ummel and daughter, Diane E. Ummel, both of Goshen. Preceding her in death...
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John A. O'Reilly

September 13, 1925 - November 17, 2014

GOSHEN — John A. O'Reilly, 89, died Monday, November 17 in his home. He was born Sept. 13, 1925 in South Norwalk, Conn. to James J. and Margaret M. O'Reilly. On July 9, 1952, he married the love of his life, Patricia A. Pond, at St. Mary's Church, Norwalk, Conn. They celebrated 62 of marriage before Patricia died in July of this year. John embarked on the greatest adventure of his life in...
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Della M. Holmes

March 19, 1924 - November 17, 2014

Della M. Holmes, 90, Bremen, formerly of Wyatt, died 3:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa. She was born March 19, 1924 in Madison Twp., St. Joseph Co. to Harold and Inez (Null) Lechlitner. She married Kenneth L. Holmes on July 19, 1941 in Wakarusa and he died Sept. 17, 1998. Surviving are daughters, Shirley (Steve) Weber, Indianapolis, Peggy Suberlak, Wakarusa,...
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Shirley J. Savage

January 6, 1936 - November 15, 2014

Shirley J. Savage, 78, of Goshen and formerly of Belmont, Mich., joined her Savior in Heaven 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at her residence. She was born Jan. 6, 1936, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to George Monroe Barker and Mildred (Moffitt) Barker. She married Robert W. Savage, Ph.D. on Aug. 12, 1955, in Belmont. She is survived by her husband; daughter Rebecca D. (Hans) Musser of Vandalia,...
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Cletes Loraine Rapp

June 24, 1933 - November 12, 2014

Cletes Loraine Rapp, 81, Goshen, died 3 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at her residence. She was born June 24, 1933 in Anderson to Jacob H. & Ida Pearl (Linthicum) Huffman. She married John Lewis "Jack" Rapp on Dec. 30, 1957 in Plymouth and he survives. Also surviving are daughters, Robben (Dwight) Firestone, Middlebury, Terri (Richard Jr.) Young, Goshen, son, John A. Rapp, Goshen, 6...
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Betty L. Ringler

April 29, 1939 - November 9, 2014

Betty L. Ringler, 75, Goshen, died 7:55 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born April 29, 1939 in Goshen to James Edward & Lucille Daisy (Knight) Trainor. She married Marlin "Mike" Ringler on March 15, 1981. Surviving are her husband, son, Matt (Michelle) Kidd, Millersburg, brother, Ernest "Butch" Knight, Syracuse, 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. ...
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John Harry Rieth

October 22, 1924 - November 9, 2014

John Harry Rieth, 90, Goshen, died 4 a.m. Sunday, November 9, 2014 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was born October 22, 1924 in Virginia to Albert Rieth & Erma (McManus) Meek. He married Cleta May (Murray) Rieth on Dec. 31, 1943 in Goshen and she died Jan. 23, 2012. Surviving are children, Diana Hammond, Peggy (Thomas) Dailey, Mary Brenneman and John (Hollie) Rieth, all of Goshen, a brother,...
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Cameron Lee Ratliff

November 5, 2014 - November 5, 2014

Cameron Lee Ratliff, infant, Elkhart, died 4:31 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born to Tadd & Andrea (Anderson) Ratliff on November 5, 2014. A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Sugar Grove Cemetery. Pastor Matt Wheeler will officiate. Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home is handling arrangements and condolences may be sent at www...
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Howard E. Brovont

August 12, 1922 - November 5, 2014

Howard E. Brovont, 92, Wakarusa, formerly of CR 15, Goshen, died 5:05 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa. He was born Aug. 12, 1922 in Lake Odessa, Mich. to Henry & Ellen (Metzger) Brovont. He married Dorothy (Sease) Brovont on Oct. 25, 1941 and she died Nov. 27, 1997. Surviving are daughters, Mary Sue Brovont, Goshen, Gertrude (Mervin) Chupp, Goshen, sons, Aaron J....
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Jane Mast Moore

March 27, 1942 - November 4, 2014

Jane Mast Moore, 72, Goshen, died 5:10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at Greencroft Healthcare. She was born March 27, 1942 in Sturgis, Mich. to Paul & Marie (Hostetler) Mast. She married Jeffery Moore on Sept. 1, 1976 and he died Feb. 21, 1978. Surviving are her step-father, Walter Hostetler, Shipshewana, half-brothers, Maurice Hostetler, Edwardsburg, Loren (Mary) Hostetler, Texas, half-sister,...
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Rose Ruth Rapp

February 7, 1920 - November 3, 2014

Rose Ruth Rapp, 94, peacefully went home to the Lord early Monday, November 3, 2014 at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette. Rose was born in New Paris to Andrew and Louise (Steiglitz) Rapp on February 7, 1920. Rose lived on Lake Papakeechie for nearly 50 years, relocating several years ago to a senior condo in Mulberry. Surviving are sisters, Lucille Smith, Goshen, Esther (John) Houston,...
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Betty Lou O'Rell

June 3, 1928 - October 30, 2014

Betty Lou O'Rell, 86, Elkhart, died 7:25 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation, Elkhart. She was born June 3, 1928 in Shawtown, Ohio, to Legeister & Edna (Pickett) Closson. She was married to Steven J. Stark from 1949-1974 and then was married to Thomas E. O'Rell from 1979-1981. Surviving are a son, Michael S. (Heather) Stark, Blenheim, Ontario, Canada and a...
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Milton G. Lindhorn

August 16, 1927 - October 29, 2014

Milton G. Lindhorn, 87, Goshen, died 7:46 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was born Aug. 16, 1927 in Chicago, Ill., to Leslie & Marguerite (Cregier) Lindhorn. He married Carol Jean (Alwine) Lindhorn on June 21, 1947 in Goshen and they were married 60 years until she died Nov. 15, 2007. Surviving are a daughter, Cindy J. Lindhorn, Murrietta, Calif., sons, Robert B....
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Nellie May Gray

June 20, 1935 - October 29, 2014

Nellie May Gray, 79, Goshen, died 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at Courtyard Healthcare of Goshen. She was born June 20, 1935 in Cannelton, W.Va. to Gilbert & Minnie Bell (Proctor) Morris. She married Kennith E. Gray in 1968 and he died Oct. 1, 2001. Surviving are sons, Tom Gray, Goshen, Roger (Stacy) Gray, Syracuse, Ken Gray, Middlebury and John Morris, Goshen, 11 grandchildren and 7...
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Dallas W. "Pud" Miller

June 21, 1955 - October 29, 2014

Dallas W. "Pud" Miller, 59, Goshen, died at 5:38 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was born June 21, 1955 in Goshen to Marvin & Ruth (Yoder) Miller. Surviving are a son, Lance Miller, Goshen, step-daughters, Sonele (Armando) Herrera, Goshen and Holle Munoz, Goshen, siblings, Nathan (Diane) Miller, Goshen, Arnold Miller, Goshen, Sandra Miller, Crawfordsville, and...
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Lyn J. Elion

November 2, 1968 - October 27, 2014

Lyn J. Elion, 45, Leesburg, died 11:09 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born Nov. 2, 1968 in Goshen to Charles Kent & Thelma (Smeltzer) Elion. He married Tammy (Martin) Elion on July 21, 1990 at Olive Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife, Tammy, mother, Thelma Elion, Goshen, daughters, Monika Elion, Nelsonville, Ohio, Maddi Elion, Leesburg,...
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Gladys Arlene Morningstar

December 13, 1927 - October 23, 2014

Gladys Arlene Morningstar, 86, Wakarusa, died 7:40 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa. She was born Dec. 13, 1927 in Union Twp., Elkhart County to Joseph & Lottie (Weaver) Ramer. She married Delbert Morningstar on Nov. 23, 1944 at the home of Rev. Frances Freed. Surviving are her husband, Delbert, daughter, Carol Jean (Neil) Fogo, Wakarusa, sons, Glenn Lamar ...
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Edith Marie Sautter

December 20, 1933 - October 22, 2014

Edith Marie Sautter, 80, Goshen, died 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at her residence. She was born Dec. 20, 1933 in New Paris to Floyd D. & Goldie (Miller) Weaver. She married Everett Sautter on Feb. 10, 1952 and he died Aug. 6, 1989. Surviving are her companion of 24 years, Jerry Inbody, Goshen, daughters, Cindy (Doyle) Hayes, Ligonier, Darlene (Dan) Myers, Goshen, brothers, Dale Weaver,...
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Ruthie Evelyn Troyer

December 24, 1954 - October 22, 2014

Ruthie Evelyn Troyer, 59, Elkhart, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at her residence. She was born Dec. 24, 1954 in Claremont, N.H. to Ralph & Hilda (Page) Schofield. She married Keith L. Troyer on Nov. 25, 1972. Surviving are her husband, Keith, children, Sheila Troyer (Kenny Tinkel), Larwill, Joseph (Jennifer) Troyer, Wakarusa, Darrel (Misty) Troyer, Marshfield, Mo., siblings, Inez...
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William G. Weaver

March 8, 1922 - October 19, 2014

William G. Weaver, 92, Wakarusa, formerly of Goshen, died 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa. He was born March 8, 1922 in Elkhart County to Eli W. & Barbara H. (Gehman) Weaver. He married Annetta R. (Martin) Weaver on Nov. 2, 1944 in Goshen at her parent's home and she died Nov. 24, 2003. Surviving are daughters, Margaret (Willard) Martin, Harrisonburg, Va.,...
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Joan Mary Wakefield

April 26, 1926 - October 18, 2014

Joan Mary (Lutz) Wakefield, 88, of Goshen, died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at The Maples Goshen. She was born April 26, 1926, in Pittsburgh to the late Frank A. and Mary E. (Kossler) Lutz. She married Harold Wakefield on Sept. 4, 1948. Surviving are her husband, Harold; sons Lloyd (Debbie) Wakefield of Broadview Heights, Ohio, Bruce (Elaine) Wakefield of Nappanee and Paul (Tess) Wakefield...
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Kenneth Mullins

September 15, 1963 - October 15, 2014

Kenneth Mullins, 51, Goshen, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at his residence. He was born Sept. 15, 1963 in Goshen, to Lonza & Opal (Vanover) Mullins. Surviving are a fiancée, Sandra Fletter, Goshen, daughters, Nikki Mullins and Tasha Mullins, both of Goshen, son, Kaine Gray, Terre Haute, step-daughters, Angela (David) Cripe and Paige Wilson, sisters, Vicky Mullins and Regina Mullins, both of...
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Dorothy M. Steffen

May 16, 1930 - October 10, 2014

Dorothy M. Steffen, 84, Syracuse, died 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born May 16, 1930 in Kosciusko County to Elmer & Rose (Beer) Haab. She married Walter R. Steffen on June 4, 1950. Surviving are her husband, Walter of 64 years, 7 children, Dick (Gwen) Steffen, New Paris, Pat (Wade) Stoller, South Bend, Shirley Stoller, Paulding, Ohio, Tim (Marla) Steffen...
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Edna J. Green

June 25, 1924 - October 9, 2014

Edna J. Green, 90, Wakarusa, died 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at Woodland Manor, Elkhart. She was born June 25, 1924 in Elkhart County to John Ollen & Martha (Yoder) Smeltzer. She married Melvin E. Green and he died in 1981. Surviving are a son, Ronald E. Green, daughter, Beverly Nichols, both of Elkhart, sister, Lena Pettifor, Goshen and 7 grandchildren. Preceding her in death are her...
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Darol L. Fearnow

December 25, 1930 - October 8, 2014

Darol L. Fearnow, 83, Goshen, died 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at Courtyard Healthcare. He was born Dec. 25, 1930 in Andrews to Nun & Edna Irene (Windbigler) Fearnow. He married Patricia L. (Pegg) Fearnow on June 5, 1950. Surviving are his wife, Patricia, Goshen, children, Tina Rae (Maurice) Hartman, Elkhart, Douglas (Wanda) Fearnow, Goshen, Robin Graf, Akron, 6 grandchildren, 6 great...
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Mary A. Stump

October 22, 1935 - October 7, 2014

Mary A. Stump, 78, New Paris, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 as a result of a traffic accident. She was born Oct. 22, 1935 in Milford to Arthur & Charlotte (Umbaugh) Wise. She married Louis E. Stump on Aug. 22, 1954 in Nappanee. Surviving are her husband, Louis, New Paris, daughter, Denise E. (Marty) Long, Goshen, son, Steven E. (Lenore) Stump, Goshen, sisters, Joan (Lawrence) Schutz, Bremen,...
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Rosa M. Encalada Flores

November 9, 1922 - October 2, 2014

Rosa M. Encalada Flores, 91, Elkhart, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at Elkhart Hospice House. She was born Nov. 9, 1922 in Ecuador to Segundo Encalada and Sofia Flores. She married Cesar Castro and he has passed away. Surviving are sons, Pedro (Ana Marie) Castro and Hector (Mariana) Castro, both of Elkhart, grandchildren, Christian Castro, Erik Castro and Christina Castro and great-grandchildren...
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Fred "Joe" Hagar

November 21, 1948 - October 1, 2014

Fred "Joe" Joseph Hagar, 65, of Chillicothe, IL, formerly of Goshen, IN, went peacefully to be with the Lord Wednesday at 8:10 pm at OSF Saint Francis Medical Hospital in Peoria, IL. He was born November 21, 1948, to Woodrow S and Margaret (Lemley) Hagar in Goshen, IN. He graduated from Millersburg High School in 1966 and from Twin City Barber College East Chicago, IN, in 1969. On May 9, 1970,...
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Mary Jo Luke

July 8, 1919 - October 1, 2014

Mary Jo Luke, 95, Goshen, passed away while holding her granddaughter, Kristina's hand, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at her home. Mary Jo was born July 8, 1919, in Fulton County near Rochester, Indiana, to Albert and Altha (Wilson) Carithers. Early in 1920 they moved to a farm near Argos, Indiana. She was active in 4-H Club work in various projects and junior leadership, and represented...
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Gary Lowell Leer

June 1, 1952 - September 26, 2014

Gary Lowell Leer, 62, Goshen, died 8:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Valley View, Elkhart. He was born June 1, 1952 in Goshen to Lowell Leer and Frances (Landaw) Hawes. Surviving is a brother, Don (Linda) Dodd, Goshen and 3 nephews, Sean (Cathy) Dodd, Ryan (Nita) Dodd and Aaron (Carrie) Dodd. He was preceded in death by his parents. Gary was production...
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Joseph Adam Lee

March 28, 1982 - September 23, 2014

Joseph Adam Lee, 32, Goshen, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 in Elkhart. He was born March 28, 1982 in Goshen to James & Arlene (Yaap) Lee. Surviving are his parents, Goshen, brother, James Lee II, Goshen, grandmothers, Rose Lee, Millersburg and Phyllis Yaap, Goshen. Preceding him in death are his grandfather, Robert Lee and a great-grandma, Susannah Colagrossi. He loved his sports. Visitation...
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Amanda Martin

April 9, 1946 - September 15, 2014

Amanda Martin, 68, Goshen, passed away on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at 6:18 p.m. in her home after suffering from dementia. She was born on April 9, 1946 in Goshen to Amos K. & Lydia (Martin) Martin. As a youth, she accepted Christ and at age 15 she joined the Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church where she faithfully served the Lord. She married Carl B. Martin on Sept. 6, 1964 in Elkhart County,...
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Betty Jean Deahl McKeever

July 27, 1919 - September 9, 2014

Betty Jean (Deahl) McKeever, 95, Goshen, formerly of Syracuse, died at 6:42 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born July 27, 1919 in Goshen to William Wheeler & Clara (Mease) Kercher. She married Robert B. Deahl on Dec. 30, 1953 and he died April 20, 1995. She later married Jack McKeever on May 2, 1999 in Syracuse and he died Oct. 2, 2007. Surviving are a son,...
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David Eugene Burton

January 13, 1949 - September 9, 2014

David Gerald Burton, 65, Millersburg, died at 2:32 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was born Jan. 13, 1949 in Philadelphia, Penn. to Clarence & Mabel L. (Hoffmann) Burton and they moved to Michigan when he was two. He married Evelyn M. (Walton) Burton on Oct. 23, 1971 in Imlay City, Mich. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn, children, Carol Anne (Patrick) Gates,...
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Charles E. Hoover

May 3, 1922 - September 8, 2014

Charles E. Hoover, 92, Goshen, died 3:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen. He was born May 3, 1922 in Goshen to Amos & Lovina (Roose) Hoover. He married Elizabeth (Whitehead) Hoover on Oct. 6, 1945 in Nappanee and she died March 5, 2006. Surviving are daughters, Donna (Ray) Hedstrom, North Manchester, Diane (Dennis) Dearth, Nappanee, Beth (Tim) Garner, Warsaw,...
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Robert William Wagner

April 1, 1931 - September 2, 2014

Robert William Wagner, 83, of Goshen, died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at home. He was born April 1, 1931, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to the late Carl Clinton Wagner and Mary M. (Miller) Wagner. He married Diane (Utley) Wagner on Oct. 18, 1975. Surviving are his wife, Diane; children Karen Wagner of Phoenix, Steven Michael Wagner of Phoenix, Gregery Lee Wagner of Albuquerque, N.M., Bruce Ray...
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Kathleen Rae Hile

May 30, 1956 - August 31, 2014

Kathleen Rae Hile, 58, of New Paris, died at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at home. She was born May 30, 1956, in Portland, Ore., to the late Paul Alfred and Donna Rae (Bresee) Gordon. She married Lynn R. Hile on Aug. 12, 1979. Surviving are her husband; twin sister Karen Lawhorn of Florida; brothers Doug (Leanne) Gordon of Virginia and Marc (Lettie) Gordon of Maryland; and several nieces and...
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Ruth L. Martin

August 26, 1918 - August 30, 2014

Ruth Leaman Martin, 96, of Goshen, died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen. She was born Aug. 26, 1918, in Lancaster, Pa., to the late M. Rohrer Leaman and Elizabeth (Leaman) Leaman. She married Enos G. Martin on Nov. 16, 1946, in Lancaster. Surviving are her children, Esther (William) Gibble of Manheim, Pa., Miriam (David) Nichols of Choctaw, Okla., and Jay ...
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Roger Eugene Brockhoff

April 13, 1935 - August 18, 2014

Roger Eugene Brockhoff, 79, Goshen, died 3:30 a.m. Monday, August 18, 2014 at his residence. He was born April 13, 1935 in Bowling Green, Kentucky to Forrest Harvey & Nora Louise (Ikerd) Brockhoff. He married Frances (Wudarski) Brockhoff on April 3, 1960. Surviving are his wife, Frances, daughters, Sharon (Neil) Brockhoff-Dodson, Elkhart, Nancy (Dennis) Sanders, Albuquerque, N.M., 4...
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David G. Butcher

October 12, 1951 - August 18, 2014

David G. Butcher, 62, Bristol, died 11:43 p.m. Monday, August 18, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. He was born October 12, 1951 in Wayne County, Ill. to Ivan & Erma (Bailey) Butcher. He married Mary (Detwiler) Butcher on April 6, 1979 in Elkhart. Surviving are his wife, Mary, his mother, Erma, daughters, Annette (Barry Hines) Butcher, Bristol, Angela Butcher, Tenn., siblings, Vicki ...
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Mary J. Smith

May 25, 1927 - August 8, 2014

Dedicated wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Mary Jean Smith, age 87, of Goshen, IN, passed into God's hands August 8, 2014. She was a wonderful example of faith, hope and charity. Mary was born on May 25th, 1927 in Goshen to Earl & Mabel Bickel. On March 28, 1947 she married her loving husband, Robert J. Smith in Goshen. They celebrated 67 years of marriage this year. ...
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Christy Shriner

February 21, 1955 - August 2, 2014

Christy Shriner, 59, New Paris, died at 10:35 p.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Avalon Village in Ligonier after a six-year battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 21, 1955 in Saginaw, Mich., to Leroy and Joyce (Rosser) Sweatland. On July 22, 1978, she married Rex Shriner. He survives along with two daughters, Carrie (Joseph) Pippin, New Paris, and Megan Fuller, Goshen; two grandchildren,...
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Patricia P. O'Reilly

December 12, 1926 - July 29, 2014

Patricia P. O'Reilly, 87, Goshen, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Greencroft Healthcare. She was born December 12, 1926 in London, England to Ralph C. Pond and Mary C. (Ashton) Pond. She and her mother immigrated to the United States after the death of her father in 1929, settling with extended family in Connecticut. Her mother later married Michael Slamon, and Pat was blessed with two younger...
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Lloyd P. Frantz

May 17, 1925 - July 29, 2014

Lloyd Paul Frantz, 89, Goshen, died 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa. He was born May 17, 1925 in Lehighton, Penn. to Morgan & Mary S. (Stimmel) Frantz. He married Helen (Rohrer) Frantz on Aug. 8, 1946 at the Bethel Missionary Church and she died July 14, 2000. Surviving are daughters, Brenda (Dave) Mann, Fort Wayne, Sharon (Tom) Lechlitner, Goshen, son, Jeff...
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R. Louise Cook

December 23, 1920 - July 17, 2014

R. Louise Cook, 93, Elkhart, where she was a lifetime resident, died 5 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa. She was born Dec. 23, 1920 in Elkhart County, three miles north of Wakarusa, to Irvin I. & Maude (BeMiller) Eby. She married James Henry Cook on Dec. 31, 1940 and he died March 14, 2014. Surviving are a daughter, Ida (Ned) Owen, Fort Wayne, grandsons, John...
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Deborah K. Hastings

August 6, 1953 - July 16, 2014

Deborah K. Hastings, 60, Goshen, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born Aug. 6, 1953 in Goshen to Charles & Maxine (Wortinger) VanPelt. Surviving are sons, Matthew Scott, Elkhart, Timothy (Julie) Scott and Cory (Janie) Scott, both of Goshen, grandchildren, Christopher Bickel, Sheena Bickel, Lisa Conrad, Justin Scott, Zach Scott, Leslie Scott, Joe, Josh and...
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Anna Hunsberger

April 15, 1918 - July 16, 2014

Anna L. Hunsberger, 96, Goshen, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at Courtyard Healthcare. She was born April 15, 1918 in Harrison Twp., Elkhart County to Oscar Weaver and Inez (Wenger) Weaver. She married John Hunsberger, Dec. 25, 1941 and he died Oct. 8, 1994. Surviving are a daughter, Beverly (Cecil) Miller, Claypool, sons, Leroy (Judy) Hunsberger, Goshen, Richard (David) Hunsberger, South...
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Robert Stutzman

February 17, 1934 - July 16, 2014

Robert Stutzman, 80, Goshen, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the residence of his daughter. He was born Feb. 17, 1934 in LaGrange to Ralph & Edna Mae (Chupp) Stutzman. He married Laura (Juday) Stutzman on June 27, 1954 in Goshen. Surviving are his wife, Laura, children, Jenny (Jim) Emmert, Corvallis, Ore., Jill (Jim) Miller, Goshen, Jerry Stutzman, Goshen, siblings, Elsie McNabb ...
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Merianne C. Shaffer

October 1, 1952 - July 11, 2014

Wakarusa - Merianne C. Shaffer, 61, went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2014. She was born October 1, 1952 to Delbert and Erma (Stickel) Cripe. Merianne is survived by her husband, Gerald H. Shaffer; they were married on October 18, 1980. Also surviving are her brother Larry (Kathleen) Cripe, and sisters Connie (Lonnie) Blucker and Barbara Busch. Merianne was preceded in death by her...
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Wayne R. Sawyer

March 8, 1926 - July 11, 2014

Wakarusa – Wayne R. Sawyer, 88 of Wakarusa passed away on July 11, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa. He was born March 8, 1926 to Ross H. and Nora Lehman Sawyer. He was a lifetime resident of Wakarusa. He graduated from Wakarusa High School in 1944 and then served 2 years in the Army in the Pacific area during World War II. He was a member of Wakarusa Legion Post 0307. On October 26,...
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Joan W. Doering

July 22, 1928 - July 10, 2014

Joan Winfred Doering, 85, Wakarusa, died 2:25 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa. She was born July 22, 1928 in Wakarusa to Orin Abbott & Wilma (Stewart) Kline. She married Max "Barney" Doering on November 27, 1947. Surviving are her husband Max, Wakarusa, children, Von Doering, Wakarusa, Lynn Miller, Nappanee, sister, Beverly Fisher, Wakarusa, 8 grandchildren and...
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Charles "Chuck" Wenger

February 14, 1931 - July 10, 2014

Charles "Chuck" Wenger, 83, Wakarusa, died 6:50 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa. He was born Feb. 14, 1931 in Elkhart County to Charles O. & Goldie (Weldy) Wenger. He married Wilma (Holderbaum) Wenger on Oct. 28, 1950. Surviving are his wife, Wilma, Goshen, daughter, Julie (Michael) Troyer, Bowling Green, Ken., son, Jeffrey Wenger, Wakarusa, siblings, Helen...
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Daniel L. Miller

May 12, 1933 - July 5, 2014

Daniel L. Miller Jr. 81, of Elkhart, Indiana passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, July 5 at 6:10 AM at Elkhart General Hospital. Daniel was born May 12, 1933 to Daniel and Ruth (Lilly) Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John Miller and a daughter, Debra Ann Miller. He is survived by his wife, Josephine (Snyder) Miller of Elkhart, his son, Donald (Brenda)...
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Jack E. Wait, Sr.

January 15, 1931 - July 4, 2014

Jack E. Wait Sr., 83, of Goshen, Indiana, formerly of Fruitport, MI died Friday, July 4, 2014 at 12:46 at his residence. He was born January 15, 1931 in Muskegon Heights, MI. His father was Harry E. Wait and mother was Ruth Marie (Voss) Wait. He married Mary Ann (Coleman) Wait on February 3, 1951. She died July 21, 2002. Jack is survived by son: Jack E. (Nancy) Wait, Jr, of...
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Lourdes B. Rivera

December 26, 1961 - July 1, 2014

Lourdes B. Rivera, 52, Goshen, died at 2:58 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born Dec. 26, 1961 in Guanica, Puerto Rico to Hector & Iris (Torres) Rivera. Surviving are her mother, Iris Torres, Guanica, Puerto Rico, lifetime companion, Fernando Delatorre, Goshen, sister, Iris Cortes, Goshen, brothers, Hector (Madeline) Rivera & Francisco Rivera, both of Guanica,...
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Dallas Ray Martin

September 13, 1932 - June 30, 2014

Dallas Ray Martin, 81, Elkhart, died 3:09 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014 at Courtyard Healthcare of Goshen. He was born Sept. 13, 1932 in Elkhart to Floyd F. & Velma (Secor) Martin. He married Gloria J. (Breniser) Martin on December 16, 1951 in Goshen. Surviving are his wife, Gloria, sons, Steven (Penny) Martin, Warsaw, Gregory (Jeanie) Martin, Elkhart, David (Terri) Martin, Brandon, South...
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Joyce Carol Sherp

May 21, 1932 - June 29, 2014

Joyce Carol Sherp, 82, Jimtown, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014 at her residence. She was born May 21, 1932 in Syracuse to Carl & Gertrude (Replogle) Gordy. She married Harold Lewis Sherp on Jan. 21, 1951. Surviving are her husband, Harold, daughters, Linda Risser and Carolyn (Mark) Landis, both of Elkhart, brothers, David (Patrica) Gordy, Osceola, Steve (Carol) Gordy, Elkhart,...
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Dennis Dale Graybill

November 26, 1935 - June 25, 2014

Dennis Dale Graybill, was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin on November 26, 1935 to Robert and Edith Miller Graybill. He passed peacefully from time to eternity at his home in Wakarusa, at age 78 years, 6 months and 30 days. On September 1, 1963, Dennis and Rachel Ellen Cook of North Manchester, Indiana were married. They were blessed to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2013. Dennis gave his...
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Luella May Nichols

May 26, 1957 - June 23, 2014

Luella May Nichols, 57, Elkhart, formerly of Goshen, died 4:55 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born May 26, 1957 in Goshen to Warren F. & Alice R. (Kinsman) Nichols. Surviving are sisters, Jane (Jon) Weaver, Osceola, Priscilla (Jerry) McKelvey, Goshen, Dawn (Timothy) Garman, Granger, brothers, W. Joel Nichols, Goshen, Stanley H. (Maurita) Nichols, Goshen and...
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Esther M. Reade

December 11, 1924 - June 19, 2014

Esther M. (Schult Weatherton) Reade, 89, Goshen, died Thursday evening, June 19, 2014 at her residence. She was born Dec. 11, 1924 in Elkhart, the daughter of Fred and Lillie Schult. As Esther Schult, she married Harry E. Weatherton, who is deceased. As Esther Weatherton, she married Oris J. Reade on May 28, 1964. He passed away on June 25, 1984. She was preceded in death by her parents and...
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Ruth E. Martin

October 15, 1926 - June 17, 2014

Ruth Evangeline Martin, 87, Goshen, died at 9:12 a.m. June 17, 2014 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born October 15, 1926 at Streetsboro, Ohio to Menno J. & Kate (Miller) Nussbaum. She married Allen S. Martin on January 4, 1955 in La Plata, Puerto Rico. He survives. She attended Apple Creek (OH) High School for three years, and graduated as Valedictorian from Hesston Academy in 1944. ...
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Marvin O. Olson, Sr.

August 27, 1923 - June 15, 2014

Marvin Olson Sr., 90, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa, IN. Marvin was born on August 27, 1923 to Ole and Elsie Olson in Sparta County, Wisconsin. On February 11, 1952, he married Mary Ruth Johnson at South Lansing, NY. Marvin loved music and fishing and spent many enjoyable hours in both pursuits. Marvin was very active as a minister and elder of Jehovah's...
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Susan Drexler

January 23, 1949 - June 13, 2014

Goshen, IN – Sue Drexler, 65, of Goshen, IN, passed away on June 13, 2014, at the Courtyard Nursing Facility after suffering from complications due to multiple strokes. Susan Jane was born January 23, 1949 in DuBois, PA, to Harold Robert and Jean (Henry) Roper. She had three older siblings, Barbara, Bob and Phyllis. In 1967, while attending Philadelphia College of Bible, she met her husband,...
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Lilly Marie Holsomback

November 9, 1919 - June 12, 2014

Lilly Marie Holsomback, 94, Goshen, died 3 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014 at her residence. She was born Nov. 9, 1919 in Kimberley, Ala. to Walter & Pearl (Wardrup) Armstrong. She married Raymond Holsomback on March 31, 1934. After their marriage and five children, they moved to Elkhart in 1951. Raymond died on Dec. 24, 1967. Surviving are sons, Carl (Julia) Holsomback, Royal, Ark., Lewis ...
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Karen Mae Pletcher

March 20, 1949 - June 8, 2014

Karen Mae Pletcher, 65, Goshen, died 5:19 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014 at her residence. She was born March 20, 1949 in Mishawaka to Max & Louise (Van Damme) Searer. She married Dallas LaVerne Pletcher on June 22, 1968. Surviving are her husband, Dallas, daughter, Wendy Pletcher, Elkhart, sons, Aaron (Deanna) Pletcher & Dallas Pletcher Jr., both of Edwardsburg, Mich., father, Max Searer, 6...
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Linda S. Hall

November 23, 1952 - June 2, 2014

Linda S. Hall, 61, Goshen, died 2:32 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born Nov. 23, 1952 in Iaeger, W.Va. to Robert F. & Pearl H. (Steele) Justice. She married Virgil K. Hall on Aug. 17, 1970 and he died Dec. 30, 2004. Surviving are daughters, Rebecca (Leo) Henkenius, Fort Wayne, Crystal (Craig) Souers, Cassopolis, Mich., Joy (Eric) Night, Goshen, sons, Steven ...
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Norman B. Simmons

February 27, 1927 - June 2, 2014

Norman B. Simmons, 87, Goshen, died 2:30 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014 at his residence. He was born Feb. 27, 1927 in Elkhart to Gordon & Oral (Rodabaugh) Simmons. He married Betty Jane (Metzler) Simmons on Aug. 24, 1946 and she died Dec. 3, 1998. He then married Carol (Cline) (McAfoos) Simmons on Jan. 2, 2000. Surviving are his wife, Carol, children, David L. (Stacy) Simmons, Elkhart, Victoria...
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Monroe Ramer

May 21, 1919 - May 27, 2014

Monroe Ramer, 95, Wakarusa, died 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was born May 21, 1919, the second child of Tobias (Toby) and Salina (Lehman) Ramer in Nappanee. On December 23, 1945 he married Valeta Mae Wenger, from Goshen, at his uncle's home near Foraker. He served in the Civilian Public Service program (CPS) during WW II. He was at Camp 33 in Fort Collins,...
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Carol Ann Bopp

March 10, 1940 - May 24, 2014

Carol Ann Bopp, 74, died Saturday at 9:07 p.m. at her Goshen home.She was born March 10, 1940 to Louis Anthony and Mary Louise (Murphy) Shattuck in Fort Wayne. On Feb. 20, 1960 she married James P. Bopp Sr. He survives along with two sons, Mark (Heather) Bopp, of Farmington, Minn. and James (Jackie) Bopp Jr. of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Sarah (Greg) Russell, of Goshen; a brother, Timothy (Toni)...
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Jerry Kent Sailor

February 8, 1954 - May 12, 2014

Jerry Kent Sailor, 60, South Bend, died Monday, May 12, 2014 in South Bend. He was born Feb. 8, 1954 in Elkhart to Otis "Red" and Natalie E. (Hartman) Sailor. Surviving are a sister, Thais (Larry) Straub, Elkhart and a brother, Kenny K. (Kim) Sailor, South Bend. His parents preceded him in death. Jerry Kent Sailor was an accomplished actor, singer, songwriter, director, playwright, Elvis...
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Mary Yoder

May 10, 2014

Mary L. Yoder, 74, passed away Saturday, May 10, at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born in 1939, in Hutchinson, Kan., to David and Mattie (Yoder) Schrock. On July 25, 1959, she married Ray Yoder in Wakarusa. She is survived by two children, Laurie (Tim) Mast of ElDorado, Ark. and Len A. (Beverly) Yoder of White Pigeon, Mich.; three siblings, Edward Schrock, Susan Kurtz and Barbara Weaver...
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Karen Elaine Waldron

June 19, 1963 - May 1, 2014

Karen Elaine Waldron, 50, New Paris, formerly of Elkhart, died at 4:14 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Lakeland Rehab & Healthcare Center, Milford. She was born June 19, 1963 in Elkhart to June M. (Sloat) & Raymond Bowers Jr. Surviving are a daughter, Kayla N. Waldron, New Paris, sons, Tyler R. Waldron & Spencer R. Waldron, both of New Paris, brother, Stephen R. (Kathleen) Bowers, sister, Cindy A...
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Walter H. Hooley

December 19, 1913 - April 28, 2014

Walter Harold Hooley, beloved father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 28, 2014 at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen. He was 100 years old. Walter was born in LaGrange County near Shipshewana on December 19, 1913, to Menno S. and Dora (Mast) Hooley and was the oldest of four children. He graduated from Middlebury High School in...
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V. Lucille Culp

May 16, 1921 - April 28, 2014

V. Lucille Culp, 92, Goshen, died 5:30 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2014 at Elkhart Hospice House. She was born May 16, 1921 in Goshen to Raymond & Zelma (Hanshew) Lung. She married Roy L. Culp on June 15, 1940 in Marion and he died Jan. 29, 2012. Surviving are daughters, Irene (James) Gunn, Goshen, Carolyn (John) Mast, Milford, sister, G. Susie Warner, Goshen, 9 grandchildren, 18 great...
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Jordan Alexander McFarland

March 13, 2014 - April 26, 2014

Jordan Alexander McFarland, 1 month, Bristol, died 12:29 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Riley Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born March 13, 2014 in South Bend to Tracy L. Ramza & Owen L. McFarland. Surviving are his parents of Bristol, maternal grandparents, Cynthia Johnson, Thomas Ramza, paternal grandmother, Rita McFarland, all of Goshen. Preceding him in death is his paternal grandpa,...
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Devon R. Hoffer

March 29, 1945 - April 22, 2014

Devon R. Hoffer, 69, Nappanee, died 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 29, 1945 in Elkhart County to Cloyce & Berniece (Detwiler) Hoffer. He married Fran (Evers) Hoffer on June 1, 1968 at Baugo Brethren Church. Surviving are his wife, Fran, daughter, Shannon Woolley, Bellingham, Wash., brothers, Wayne (Martha) Hoffer, Arizona, Devoe (Lumi) Hoffer, New Paris,...
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Juanita Mae Weldy

May 23, 1944 - April 20, 2014

Juanita Mae Weldy was born on May 23, 1944 to Mervin and Rosa (Blessing) Hahn in Elkhart, Indiana. She graduated from Wakarusa High School in 1962 and married Robert Weldy on March 24, 1963. He survives with 3 children; Angela (Stuart) Kleopfer, Syracuse, IN, John (Melanie) Weldy, Wakarusa, IN, Valerie (Barak) Coolman, Fort Wayne, IN, grandchildren: Elizabeth Kleopfer, Malorie, Joshua and...
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Charles W. Toth

September 8, 1919 - April 17, 2014

Charles W. Toth, 94, Goshen, died 12:05 a.m. Thurs., April 17 at The Maples at Waterford Crossing. He was born Sept. 8, 1919 in Jersey City, N.J. to Gilbert & Rosina (Gassner) Toth. He married Jane (Tucker) Toth on Nov. 26, 1948 and she died Feb. 3, 2013. Surviving are children, Nathan (Joanne) Toth, Colorado Springs, Colo., Mathew (Cynthia Williams) Toth, Olympia, Wash., Pamela (Ray) Lichty...
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Maurine C. Hess

April 18, 1922 - April 10, 2014

Maurine C. Hess, 91, Goshen, died 11:15 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Greencroft Healthcare. She was born April 18, 1922 in Princeton, Ill. to Emanuel & Cora (Smucker) Culp. She married Robert M. Hess, Oct. 20, 1946 and he died Feb. 26, 1998. Surviving are daughters, Cora (David) Webster, Livingston, Tenn., Mary Lou (Brent) Graybill, Goshen, son, Robert E. (Brenda) Hess, Goshen, brothers,...
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Gerald J. Yoder

December 6, 1915 - April 10, 2014

At the age of 98 years Gerald J. Yoder of 1300 Greencroft Drive, formerly of County Road 24, Goshen, joined his wife, Maggie, in heaven. He was born in Topeka, IN to Edwin J. and Molly (Stoltzfus) Yoder. When Gerald was 16 his mother died unexpectedly and a year and a half later his stepmother, Mary, joined the family. On March 3, 1940 Gerald married Maggie Yoder. She died December 22, 2010. ...
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Susan Elaine Moreno

October 17, 1950 - April 2, 2014

Susan Elaine (Schertz) Moreno, Mishawaka, IN (63), joins her loved ones in the hereafter, and is missed by those she leaves behind. She was an avid gardener, a doting mother to three raucous boys, adept businesswoman, adjunct professor of business at Ivy Tech, and a beacon of light who brought joy and positive energy wherever she went. She enjoyed singing and dancing whenever the mood struck....
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Thomas R. Riggs

February 12, 1936 - March 28, 2014

Rev. Thomas R. Riggs, 78, Goshen, when home to be with the Lord, surrounded by family & friends, 1:55 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 at his residence. He was born Feb. 12, 1936 in Westborne, Tenn. to Walter Riggs & Flonnie Opal (Meadows) Lee. He married Barbara J. (Denman) Riggs on Oct. 9, 1954 in Liberty, Ind. Surviving are his wife, Barbara, children, Kathryn Evans, James Riggs, Charles ...
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Thomas P. Clark

February 23, 1919 - March 24, 2014

Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Thomas Pershing Clark, went to be with our father in heaven on March 24, 2014 at 7:10 a.m. He passed away at home after suffering a brief illness, with his wife at his side. Thomas was born to Margaret T. (Music) and Walter W. Clark on February 23, 1919 in Elkhorn, West Virginia. He was one of 12 children. He was the last surviving child. He later...
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Margaret Love

April 17, 1915 - March 22, 2014

Sarasota – Margaret Love, 98 of rural Goshen, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Benderson Nursing Home in Sarasota, FL where she has resided since 2008, preceded by 14 years at Hubbard Hill Village. She was born in Elkhart County April 17, 1915 to the late Alice Myrtle (Wenger) and Floyd C. Cook. On September 12, 1936 she married Dale B. Love Sr. who passed away December 3, 1992....
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Claudia L. Mejia

July 3, 1974 - March 21, 2014

Claudia Liliana Mejia, 39, Elkhart, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 12:55 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014 at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born July 3, 1974, to Faustino Cuatepotzo and Francisca Flores Leon, in Apan, Hidalgo, Mexico. On May 8, 1998, she married Adolfo Mejia. She is survived by her parents; husband; daughter Rachel Mejia of Elkhart; sister Elizabeth (Alejandro)...
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