Our Obituaries

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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Miriam "Jo" Joan White

September 18, 1932 - March 20, 2014

Miriam "Jo" Joan White, 81, North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Goshen and Nappanee, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Hope Hospice, Cape Coral, Fla. She was born Sept. 18, 1932 in Goshen to Andrew & Isabelle (Polmateer) Hunsperger. Surviving are a daughter, Joellen (Thomas) Cook, North Fort Myers, Fla., son, Jerry Boomershine, Chicago, Ill., sisters, Phyllis Rohrer and Cathy Myers, both of...
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Frances Lucile Stauffer

November 8, 1911 - March 16, 2014

Frances Lucile (Christophel) Stauffer, 102, Goshen, died 1:50 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Greencroft Healthcare. She was born Nov. 8, 1911 in Harrison Twp. Elkhart County to Elmer & Mary (Hartman) Christophel. She married Earl R. Stauffer on April 4, 1935 at their parent's home and he died Jan. 2, 2003. Surviving are sons, Norman Clair (Marilyn) Stauffer, Waxhaw, N.C., Loren Alan (Miriam)...
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Inez Baum

March 14, 2014

Inez Vera Baum, 94, died Friday at 2:20 p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor in Syracuse.She was born Aug. 29, 1919 in Elkhart County, to Meno Weaver and Catherine (Flickenger) Weaver.On April 27, 1946 she married Phil E. Baum, he died Dec. 22, 1996.Survivors include her two sons, Richard Baum, Chicago, Ill., and Brad (Cindy) Baum, Wakarusa; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.She was...
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James Cook

December 13, 1917 - March 14, 2014

James Henry Cook, 96, died Friday at his residence.He was born Dec. 13, 1917 in Elkhart County, to Floyd C. and Alice Myrtle (Wenger) Cook.On Dec. 31, 1940 he married Louise Cook, she survives.Survivors include his wife; daughter, Ida (Ned) Owen, Ft. Wayne; two grandsons, John Woodward Owen and Henry James Owen, both of Ft. Wayne; sister, Margaret Love, Goshen; and a brother, Keith Cook, Elkhart...
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George Cloyd Dupree

February 25, 1919 - March 13, 2014

George Cloyd Dupree, 95, Goshen, formerly of Bristol and Middlebury, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 surrounded by family and his companion. He was born Feb. 25, 1919 in Trafalgar, Ind. to John William and Jennie (Sledge) Dupree. He married Nora (Brandenberger) Dupree on June 29, 1958, who died March 30, 2000. He is survived by daughter Deanna (William Collins) Dupree Klosinski, Petoskey...
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Adolph P. Leininger

September 21, 1917 - March 10, 2014

Adolph P. Leininger, 96, Wakarusa, formerly of Mishawaka, Tyner, and Zephyrhills, Fla., where he wintered for 30 years, died at 4:15 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa. He was born Sept. 21, 1917 in Mishawaka to Earl & Margaret (Graf) Leininger. He married Lodella M. (Powell) Leininger on May 23, 1941 and she died July 24, 2012. Surviving are daughters, Linda (Roger)...
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Mark R. Roose

January 16, 1960 - March 7, 2014

Mark R. Roose, 54, Goshen, formerly of Bryan, Ohio, died 6:40 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 at Courtyard Healthcare. He was born Jan. 16, 1960 in St. Petersburg, Fla. to Tracy & Jean (Conley) Roose. Surviving are sons, Kyle Roose, Elkhart, Dalton Roose, Goshen, mother, Jean Roose, Montpelier, Ohio, grandmother, Margaret Bradley, Bryan, Ohio, siblings, Tracy Lynn Stipe, Bryan, Ohio, Troy Allen...
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Edward D. LeCount

January 22, 1950 - March 4, 2014

Edward D. LeCount, 64, Goshen, died 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at his residence. He was born Jan. 22, 1950 in Goshen to James C. & Elleanor M. (Shrock) Lecount. Surviving are daughters, Ashley LeCount, Indianapolis, Fern Jackson, Goshen, sister, Connie (Richard) Bender, Wolcottville, brothers, Lloyd (Rhonda) LeCount, Goshen, Fred (Brenda) LeCount, Millersburg, Jimmie (Diane) Lecount,...
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Hayden & Rylan Canniff

February 28, 2014 - February 28, 2014

Hayden Alexander & Rylan Carter Canniff, infant twin boys, born to Courtney Canniff, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at Elkhart General Hospital. Surviving is their mother, Courtney, maternal grandmother, Melissa (James) Canniff, Oregon, maternal grandfather, James (Stacey) Parrish, Wakarusa and great-grandparents, Marsha & Ronald Schrock, Elkhart. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014...
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Vivian Tracy Ratliff

February 28, 2014

Vivian "Tracy" M. Ratliff, 77, Elkhart died Friday at 12:27 p.m. at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born June 28, 1938 to Gladys E. (Miller) and Harry C. Metzger in Elkhart County. On Nov. 27, 1962 she married Richard "Dick" L. Ratliff, who survives. In addition to her husband she is survived by a stepson, a stepdaughter, two stepgrandchildren and eight stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters,...
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M. Rosetta Smith

January 30, 1933 - February 27, 2014

M. Rosetta Smith, 81, Elkhart, died 5 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at her residence. She was born Jan. 30, 1933 in Mishawaka to Palmer & Ruth Ann (Dubois) Hicks. She married Henry L. "Hank" Smith on Nov. 11, 1950 at the Osceola Methodist church and he died Oct. 9, 2001. Surviving are sons, Brian Smith, Elkhart, Blane (Robin Gorsuch) Smith, Elkhart, Brent (Norene Black) Smith, Syracuse, Bartt ...
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Jeanette Ann Martin

April 20, 1915 - February 23, 2014

Jeanette Ann Martin, 98, Wakarusa, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. She was born April 20, 1915 to Millard and Cora (Klinkner) Battles in Penn Township. On June 26, 1937, she married Carl L. Martin and he died March 13, 1983. Surviving are a daughter, Judith (John) Marker, Wakarusa, grandchildren, Teresa (Kevin) Gentry and Scott (Heidi)...
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Debra Ann Strycker

April 2, 1962 - February 19, 2014

Debra Ann Strycker, 51, Ligonier, formerly of Wakarusa, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at Avalon Village Nursing Home, Ligonier. She was born April 2, 1962 in St. Joseph County to Mervin & Beulah (Schalliol) Strycker. Surviving are her father, Mervin of Osceola, brothers, Dennis (Neeta) Strycker, Lexington, S.C. and Terry (Tina) Strycker, Elkhart. Preceding her in death is her mother,...
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Maria M. Flores

September 24, 1942 - February 14, 2014

Maria M. Flores, 71, Goshen, died 12:25 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at her residence. She was born Sept. 24, 1942 in Jalisco, Mexico to Genaro & Victoria (Esprza) Silva. She married Juan Flores. Surviving are her husband, children, Martin Flores, Mexico, Salvador Flores, Juan A. Flores, Cosme Flores, Manuel Flores, Luis A. Flores, Marta Flores, all of Goshen, 3 siblings and 18 grandchildren. ...
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Sandra "Sandie" Thompson

October 31, 1947 - February 12, 2014

Sandra "Sandie" E. Thompson, 66, Wakarusa, formerly of Michigan and New Jersey, died 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at the Elkhart Hospice House. She was born Oct. 31, 1947 in Flemington, N.J. to Robert & Mary (Tange) Muhler. She married Wed Thompson on Sept. 5, 1970. Surviving are her husband, Wes, son, Matthew (Erin) Thompson, Grand Rapids, Mich., sister, Barbara Carns, Hampton, N.J.,...
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James Ray Larimer

November 14, 1942 - February 7, 2014

James Ray Larimer, 71, Goshen, died Friday at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was born Nov. 14, 1942, in Goshen, to Robert and Rebecca (Baringer) Larimer. He is survived by a sister, Susan (Jerry) Schrock of Syracuse; a brother-in-law, Don Thompson of Millersburg; four nieces, Patricia Schrock, Betsy Korsmo, Michele Larimer and Nicole Sidwell; and a nephew, George Robert Schrock. He was preceded...
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Betty L. Miller

August 31, 1928 - February 7, 2014

Betty L. Miller, 85, Elkhart, died 12:46 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born Aug. 31, 1928 in Culver to Clurel C. & Nellie T. (Shively) Mikesell. She married William C. Miller on Dec. 25, 1948 and he died March 8, 2011. Surviving are daughters, Linda Joy (Steve) Nichols of Hillsboro, Ore., Debra (Donald) Dieterlen, Elkhart, sons, Terry A. (Alana) Miller,...
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Yuri Ostrovsky

March 28, 1944 - February 6, 2014

Yuri Ostrovsky, 69, Elkhart, died 10:55 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2014 at Woodland Manor. He was born March 28, 1944 in Russia to Maisar & Irina (Gurkouski) Ostrovsky. He married Galina (Skoblina) Ostrovsky on Dec. 21, 1981. Surviving are his wife, Galina, sons, Vsevolod Ostrovsky, New York, Alexey Ostrovsky, South Bend, Dennis Ostrovsky, Elkhart and 2 grandchildren. Yuri worked at Laidig,...
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Burton "Burt" Clemens

July 25, 1936 - February 5, 2014

Burton "Burt" A. Clemens, 77, Bristol, died 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at Riverside Village, Elkhart. He was born July 25, 1936 in Goshen to Theron O. & Helen M. (Gibson) Clemens, now deceased. He married Nancy Sue (Alleshouse) Clemens on June 5, 1966 in Middlebury. Surviving are his wife, Nancy, daughters, Annette (Greg) Hubartt, Roanoke, Cheryl (Scott) Wood, Fort Wayne, Kimberly ...
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Pauline Martha Reindel

February 7, 1923 - February 3, 2014

Pauline Martha Phares Reindel, residing at the Maple Leaf Commons in Goshen, passed away in her home on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, four days before her 91st birthday. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Fieck Phares and her father, Walter L. Phares. She was the last of her 9 siblings. Preceding her in death were sisters, Thelma, Ruby, Edna, Betty, Gertrude and Lilly and brothers Ray,...
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Mildred D. Ross

February 18, 1949 - February 1, 2014

Mildred D. Ross, 64, Goshen, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the home of her daughter in Elkhart. She was born Feb. 18, 1949 in West Liberty, Ken. to Garnel & Elsie (Wilson) Ross. Surviving are daughters, Lafonia (Raymond) Hoke, Elkhart, Carla Wilson (Charles G. Pauwels), South Bend, grandson, Brody, father of Lafonia & Carla, Charles L. Wilson, Goshen, brothers, William (Shirley) Ross, Irvin,...
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Bruce L. Davis

May 13, 1949 - February 1, 2014

Bruce L. Davis, 64, Goshen, passed away in his home Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. He was born May 13, 1949, in Buchanan, Va., to Darl and Hazel (Worth) Davis. He married Debbie (Stiver) Davis on March 11, 1989. He is survived by his wife; four children, Bruce (Candice) Weirich of Louisiana, David Weirich of Evansville, and Angie (Randy) Waddell and Kathi Stephenson, both of Goshen; three sisters,...
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Lyman Lawson

March 1, 1932 - January 31, 2014

Lyman Lawson, 81, Anderson, formerly of Goshen, died 1:54 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. He was born March 1, 1932 in Albany to William Oscar & Artie L. (Smith) Lawson. He married Sharon Kay (Utt) Lawson on April 11, 1987 and she died Nov. 20, 2013. Surviving are children, Connie Jean (David Ferguson) Yoder, South Bend, William Walter (Karen) Lawson,...
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James C. Lyke, Jr.

January 2, 1942 - January 31, 2014

James C. Lyke, Jr., 72, Goshen, died 11:10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at the home of his daughter. He was born Jan. 2, 1942 in Fonde, Ken. to James C. & Mae (Seal) Like, Sr. He married Brenda (Moore) Lyke on March 3, 1962. Surviving are his wife, daughter, Robin (David) Kantz, Goshen, son, Tony Lyke, Palm Springs, Calif., grandchildren, Dustin (Shauna) Bailey, Jason (Kathy) Bailey, Eric...
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LaMar Null

July 30, 1942 - January 31, 2014

LaMar Null, 71, Goshen, died 1:51 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was born July 30, 1942 in Elkhart County to Lloyd W. & Mary E. (Lechlitner) Null. He married Wanda (Copeland) Null on May 5, 2001. Surviving are his wife, daughters, Rachel (Troy) Owen, Kimmell, Jill (Lanny) Doty, New Paris, Shelly Threlkeld, son, Shannon (Sara) Threlkeld, Bloomington, sisters, Rose ...
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Tomas Romero

January 2, 1928 - January 30, 2014

Pastor Tomas Romero, 86, passed to the eternity early Thursday morning at Goshen, Hospital. He was born Jan.2,1928 to Bernardo Romero y Bautista Melendez in Salinas, Puerto Rico. He graduated from Salinas High School. He also earned a degree in Theology from Mizpa Bible Institute. On Dec. 24, 1948 he married Francisca Natal. She survives along with three children, Ariel Romero, Mabel...
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Mary Lucille Johnson

May 11, 1916 - January 27, 2014

Mary Lucille Johnson, 97, New Paris, died 10:38 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen. She was born May 11, 1916 in Union Twp. to Edward & Elizabeth (Sheets) Pippenger. She married John H. Johnson on Oct. 19, 1934 and he died Jan. 3, 1978. Surviving are a son, Richard (Janet) Johnson, New Paris, grandchildren, Craig (Lisa) Johnson, New Paris, Tambra (Steve) O'Brien,...
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Melody Joy Taylor

January 8, 1957 - January 26, 2014

Melody Joy Taylor, 57, Goshen, died 7:26 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at her residence. She was born Jan. 8, 1957 to Elizabeth (Wood) Burton. She married Danny G. Taylor on Oct. 25, 1997. Surviving are her husband, step-mother, Donna Thieke, Kokomo, children, Tracy (Dan) Lung, Goshen, Danny (Glenda) Taylor, Ligonier, Jamie (Katie) Taylor, Wawaka, sisters, Kelly Larson and Robin Burton both of...
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Joy A. Yoder

January 5, 1969 - January 26, 2014

Joy A. Yoder, 45, Goshen, died 5:20 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Valley View, Elkhart, where she had lived for the past 5 years. She was born Jan. 5, 1969 in Bryan, Ohio, to Thomas & Molly (Gallant) Finley. Surviving are a son, Joseph and two sisters, Jodi Groves, Goshen and Becky Finley, Syracuse. Preceding her in death are her parents. Joy was a 1987...
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Joseph Miller

November 18, 1938 - January 25, 2014

Joseph Miller, Jr, 75 Years old, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10:45 AM, at his home following a difficult two year battle with Mesothelioma. He was born on November 18, 1938 to Joseph M. Miller and Amanda (Schmucker), in Nappanee, IN. In 1957 he graduated from Nappanee High School, served his alternative IW service at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He then attended South...
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Gary Bruce Ritter

April 1, 1947 - January 23, 2014

Gary Bruce Ritter, 66, Goshen, died at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Riverside Village, Elkhart. He was born April 1, 1947 in Goshen to Fredrick Allen & Iva (Greenwalt) Ritter. He married Linda (Whorton) Ritter on April 12, 1968. Surviving are his wife, Linda, children, Allen Ritter, Gary Bruce Ritter II and Jill (Ray Fulton) Ritter, all of Goshen, sister, Jeanie Mishler, New Paris,...
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Delphine "Dolly" Mary Rogers

December 2, 1932 - January 23, 2014

Delphine "Dolly" Mary Rogers, 81, Goshen, died 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen. She was born Dec. 2, 1932 in South Bend to Edward & Mary (Piechocki) Szewczyk. She married Pastor Druie Rogers and he died May 12, 1977. Surviving are daughters, Janice Lilly, Elkhart, Mary Rogers, Goshen, Lana (Rogers) Parker, Sheffield, Ala., sons, James (Cheryl) Rogers, Goshen,...
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Freda Mary Hess

September 22, 1921 - January 22, 2014

Freda Mary Hess, 92, Goshen, formerly of Edwardsburg & Elkhart, died 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at Lakeland Rehab & Healthcare Center, Milford. She was born Sept. 22, 1921 in Madison County to Robert & Adda (Fannon) Stotlar. She married Howard Hess on Dec. 23, 1956 and he died Aug. 1, 1989. Surviving are several sisters, nieces and nephews. She worked at the YWCA, The Kettle, Elkhart,...
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Janice E. Yoder

March 30, 1939 - January 21, 2014

Janice E. Yoder, 74, Goshen, died 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at the home of her daughter. She was born March 30, 1939 in Kokomo to Ralph & Sevilla (Miller) Stahly. She married Carlton E. Yoder on Dec. 7, 1958 and he died May 31, 2011. Surviving are her children, Bryan E. Yoder, Nathan R. Yoder, Lynette "Lyn" R. (Richard) Singleton, Todd J. Yoder, all of Goshen, 7 grandchildren, 2 great...
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Sherry Jo Meyers

May 21, 1965 - January 12, 2014

Sherry Jo Meyers, 48, of Wakarusa, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at her home. She was born May 21, 1965, in Elkhart to Harold and Virginia (Holaway) Weldy. Surviving are her children, Justin Williams (Tim Flickinger) of Wakarusa, Stephanie Meyers of Nappanee and Heather Meyers of Wakarusa; mother Virginia Weldy of Wakarusa; sisters Sara (Mike) Reynolds of Wakarusa, Sue (Dave) Weaver...
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Henry A. Taets

April 22, 1918 - January 11, 2014

GOSHEN — Henry A. Taets, 95, of Goshen, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen. He was born April 22, 1918, in Auburn to the late Edward and Marie (DeMeyer) Taets. He is survived by one son, Terry Taets of Goshen; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and three sisters. Henry was a World War II veteran, serving...
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Marie M. Brookins

March 27, 1916 - January 9, 2014

NEW PARIS — Marie M. Brookins, 97, went to be with the Lord at 2:25 p.m. Jan. 9, 2014, in her daughter's home in New Paris, surrounded by her family. She was born March 27, 1916, in Elkhart to William E. and Dora D. (Ritzman) Miller. She married Joe L. Brookins on Oct. 21, 1939. He died Oct. 18, 1992. Surviving are her daughter, Linda (Tom) Hire of New Paris; granddaughters Annette ...
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John R. Spencer

July 21, 1952 - January 7, 2014

John Robert Spencer, 61, Goshen (Benton) died 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 in Goshen. He was born July 21, 1952 in Fort Wayne to Harold R. & Opal L.(Brower) Spencer. He married Candi (Wixson) Spencer on April 13, 1990. Surviving are his wife, Candi, Goshen, sons, Doug (Shannon) Ewell & Dustin (Megan Metzger) Ewell, both of Cromwell, brother, Brian (Samantha) Spencer, Goshen and 3...
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Harold R. Ralston

August 13, 1926 - January 6, 2014

Harold R. Ralston, 87, Goshen, died 3:24 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Courtyard Healthcare of Goshen. He was born Aug. 13, 1926 in Goshen to Roscoe R. & Myrtle P. (Christman) Ralston. He married Sylvia M. (Hawk) Ralston on Nov. 1, 1950 and she died March 5, 1996. Surviving are daughters, Linda (Jeff) Vajgert, Millersburg, Penny (Junior) Stroud, Goshen, 5 grandchildren and 14 great...
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Alice A. (Pletcher) Slusher

October 23, 1926 - January 4, 2014

Alice A. (Pletcher) Slusher, 87, Goshen, formerly of Dunlap, died Saturday at 3:35 p.m. at IU Health Goshen Hospital. Alice had lived at Greencroft Goshen since 2007. She was born on Oct. 23, 1926 in Union, Mich. to Grace (Sanderson) and Ben Burema. She married Glen Pletcher in April of 1945. He died in September of 1978. She then married Billy Slusher in April of 1990. He died in January of 2011...
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Betty E. Ratliff

November 30, 1931 - January 4, 2014

Betty Elzina Ratliff, 82, Goshen, died 2:08 p.m, Saturday, January 4, 2014. in Fort Wayne at the home of her daughter. She was born Nov. 30, 1931 in Elkhart to Donald & Lilly (Detwiler) Hawk. She married Richard E. Ratliff in Goshen on May 11, 1973. He died Dec. 12, 2011. Surviving are daughters, Verna (Eddie) Williams, Tampa, Fla., Alice (Richard) Pilarski, Fort Wayne, Vera Maust, Angola,...
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Alfred R. Stickler, Sr.

March 23, 1926 - January 1, 2014

New visitation and service times listed below Alfred R. Stickler Sr., 87, Millersburg, died 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at Avalon Senior Care, Ligonier. He was born March 23, 1926, the eldest of 9 children, in Noble Co. to Marshall & Frieda (Linn) Stickler. He married Hazel B. (Jones) Stickler on July 2, 1949 and she died July 31, 2013. Surviving are a daughter, Gale Bowen (Leon)...
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Donna Jean Green

February 14, 1953 - December 28, 2013

Donna Jean Green, 60, Goshen, died 12:11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born Feb. 14, 1953 in Las Vegas, Nev. to Jack R. & Alice (Mares) Singleton. She married Ronald Glen Green on Feb. 25, 1990 and he died April 25, 2008. Surviving are a step-daughter, Shelley (Brent) Becker, Bristol, two grandchildren, sister, Kathy Singleton, Elkhart and brothers, Bill...
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Ruth Lucille Tyson

November 22, 1922 - December 26, 2013

Ruth Lucille (Bixler) Tyson went to her heavenly home on December 26, 2013 with her family by her side. She was born in Elkhart to Fred & Martha (Beutler) Bixler on November 22, 1922. She is survived by her loving husband, Raymond Tyson. They were married December 5, 1942 at her parents' home and recently celebrated 71 years of marriage. Children, Becky Tyson (Perc Blosser), Elkhart, Brenda...
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Harriet Holdeman

July 19, 1918 - December 24, 2013

Harriet Holdeman, 95, Goshen, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen. She was born July 19, 1918, in Goshen to John and Ollie (Smink) Hottenga. She married Ernest Edward Holdeman on Nov. 18, 1938, in Wakarusa. He died July 25, 1985. Surviving are her daughter, Olive Holdeman, Goshen; grandchildren Thomas Wilson, Annette Wilson and Susan (Richard Valkenburg)...
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Tyler M. Hagelgans

December 21, 2013 - December 21, 2013

Tyler Michael Hagelgans, infant, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. Surviving are his parents, Ashley Myers and Shawn Michael Hagelgans, both of Goshen. Private family services will be held at Violett Cemetery, Goshen. Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com
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Roy B. Martin

February 13, 1941 - December 21, 2013

Roy B. Martin, 72, of Nappanee, died at 3:01 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at home. He was born Feb. 13, 1941, in Nappanee, to Ezra and Lydia (Bauman) Martin. He married Rhoda (Hoover) Martin on Aug. 25, 1963 and she survives. Also surviving are five children, Franklin (Norma) Martin of Nappanee, Brent (Glenda) Martin of Goshen, Timothy (Cheryl) Martin of Osceola, Pamela (Wesley) Zimmerman of...
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Betty Lou Klein

September 28, 1924 - December 19, 2013

Betty Lou Barbara Klein, 89, Littleton, Colo., formerly of Wakarusa, died Dec. 19, 2013 in Centennial, Colo. She was born Sept. 28, 1924 in St. Joseph County to Perry & Clara (Schurr) Fredericks. She married Lloyd A. Klein on Feb. 10, 1946 and he died May 22, 2001. Also preceding her in death are her parents. Surviving are a son, Stanley (Cynthia) Klein, Mishawaka, daughter, Cherie (Don)...
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Ephraim Lamar Pletcher

October 16, 1921 - December 15, 2013

Ephraim Lamar Pletcher, 92, Goshen, died 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at Greencroft Healthcare. He was born Oct. 16, 1921 in Elkhart to George & Myrtle (Bechtel) Pletcher. He married Berdene Esther (Harter) Pletcher on Nov. 20, 1943 and she died Dec. 20, 1996. Surviving are 6 children, Stanley (Linda) Pletcher, New Paris, Roger (Lynn) Pletcher, Elkhart, Keith (Marian) Pletcher, Middlebury,...
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Carl R. Huber

February 28, 1933 - December 14, 2013

Carl R. Huber, 80, Goshen, died Saturday at 12:20 a.m., Dec. 14, 2013, at his residence. He was born Feb. 28, 1933 in Elkhart County to Vernon B. & Alva (Culp)Huber. He married Barbara (Sellers) Huber on Sept. 10, 1955. Surviving are his wife, Barbara, daughters, Debra (Robert) Cunningham, Wakarusa, Susan Chell, Valparaiso, son, Jerry M. Huber, Clearwater, Fla., sister, Erma Edelman,...
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Gary Robert McBride

May 23, 1946 - December 12, 2013

Gary Robert McBride, 67, Elkhart, died at his residence on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. He was born May 23, 1946 in Goshen to Robert H. & Catherine (Swinehart) McBride. He was married to Kay Garman and then later married Barbara (Eller) McBride in 1984. Surviving are a son, Michael (Brittanie) McBride, Mishawaka, step-son, Jameson (Lilia) Eller, Mishawaka, sister, Janice McBride, Elkhart and...
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Billy John Baker

May 16, 1943 - December 11, 2013

Billy John Baker, 70, Goshen, died 4 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at his residence. He was born May 16, 1943 in Daphne, Ala. to Austin Freeman & Bonnie May (Johnson) Baker. Surviving are two children, several siblings, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Preceding him in death are his parents and several siblings. Billy was a self-employed scrapper. A memorial gathering will be 11 a...
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Lyle Lynch

February 22, 1932 - December 7, 2013

Lyle G. Lynch, 81, formerly of Goshen, died Saturday afternoon at Miller's Merry Manor in Wakarusa. He was born Feb. 22, 1932 in Churubusco to Freda (Kern) and William Franklin Lynch. On Nov. 16, 1957 he married Charlotte Y. (Lawson) in Kendallville.She died Feb. 26. Lyle is survived by his four children, Karen Shoup, Dee Lynch, Kenneth Lynch and Michael (Amber) Lynch, all of Goshen; one sister,...
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James S. Martin

September 6, 1987 - November 28, 2013

James S. Martin, 26, Goshen, of 25652 SR 119-B2, died at 2:45 p.m. Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28, 2013) at Elkhart General Hospital. He died unexpectedly and was one of God's special children. He was born Sept. 6, 1987 in Elkhart County, son of Andrew & Arlene Martin. Brother to Esther, at home, Barbara (Matthew) Zimmerman, Nappanee, Steven (Wanita) Martin, Goshen, Morris Martin, Goshen. Also...
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Leroy J. Clark

February 8, 1945 - November 28, 2013

Leroy Jacob Clark, 68, passed away at 3:30 a.m. November 28, 2013. Leroy was born February 8, 1945 in Goshen, to Raymond F. and Ina I. Clark. Leroy married Dale Elaine Toler on January 14, 2006. They resided in Goshen for 7 years. Leroy was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Dale and his two brothers, James J. Clark and wife Joyce of Goshen and William R. Clark...
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Charles Ira Elliott

April 4, 1928 - November 26, 2013

Charles Ira Elliott, 85, New Paris, died 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at his residence. He was born April 4, 1928 in Middlebury to Harvey & Mary Elizabeth (Stiver) Elliott. He married Helen J. (Pippenger) Elliott and she died Feb. 16, 2007. Surviving are daughters, Connie Binion (Myron Wilder), New Paris, Donna (Dale) Klase, New Paris, brother, Melvin Elliott, Goshen, grandchildren,...
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Jennifer A. Walter

August 16, 1970 - November 25, 2013

Jennifer A. Walter Goshen Indiana- Jennifer Walter age 43 passed away Monday, November 25 due to complications of cystic fibrosis. Services will be private and are pending. Jennifer, daughter of Gordon and Sally Kampen (Sioux Falls, SD), was born Aug. 16, 1970. Jennifer met and married Chad Walter (Sioux Falls, SD) before making and settling their family in Goshen, Indiana. Jennifer was a...
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Norma L. Van Den Brock

February 26, 1927 - November 24, 2013

Norma L. Van Den Brock, 86, Goshen, died 10:04 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born Feb. 26, 1927 in San Jose, Calif. as a fourth generation Californian, to Harold & Elma (Dawson) Blackmore. She married Frank Van Den Brock on Dec. 26, 1950. She ran a daycare out of her home for many years and even cared for her client children's children. Some of the kids...
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Sharon Kay Lawson

November 27, 1947 - November 20, 2013

Sharon Kay Lawson, 65, Anderson, formerly of Goshen, died 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at Community Hospital Anderson. She was born Nov. 27, 1947 in Mishawaka to Howard Elden & Ernestine Eve (Wiley) Utt Sr. She married Lyman Lawson on April 11, 1987 and they moved to Anderson in 2008. Surviving are step-children, Connie Jean (David Ferguson) Yoder, South Bend, William Walter (Karen)...
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