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LeRoy Hershberger

September 14, 1925 - January 24, 2015

LeRoy Hershberger, 89, Waterford Crossing, Goshen, formerly of Wakarusa, died 12:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Elkhart Hospice House. He was born Sept. 14, 1925 in Canton, Ohio to Levi & Susie (Herschberger, correct spelling) Hershberger. He married Grace (Gongwer) Hershberger on June 22, 1946 and she died May 2, 2011. Surviving are daughters, Cheryl Hershberger, Hesston, Kansas, Donna ...
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Doney "Boots" Wallace

March 22, 1934 - January 22, 2015

Doney G. "Boots" Wallace, 80, Goshen, died 1:08 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was born March 22, 1934 in Alliance, Ohio to Lester "Pat" & Mildred (Ditch) Wallace. He married Marilyn (Kuntzman) Wallace on July 14, 1962 in Alliance, Ohio. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn, Goshen, daughter, Cheri Holmes, New Paris, son, Gary (Kathryn) Wallace, Greencastle, Penn.,...
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Florence A. Sheldon

August 5, 1931 - January 22, 2015

Florence A. Sheldon, 83, Goshen, formerly of Elkhart, died 6:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen. She was born Aug. 5, 1931 in Nappanee to Earl F. & Florence (Wallace) Rhodes. She married William J. "Bill" Sheldon on March 25, 1951 and he died Dec. 11, 2014. Surviving are daughters, Kathleen (Kim) Fulmer, Osceola, Bonnie (John) Custer, Fort Worth, Texas, Gloria ...
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Viola "Vi" Kuhns

April 30, 1929 - January 21, 2015

Viola "Vi" Kuhns, 85, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing Facility. She was born April 30, 1929 in Apple Creek, Ohio to the late Homer and Bertha (Zuercher) Steiner. On February 20, 1954, she married David Stanley Kuhns. She is survived by three sons, Curt (& Carol) Kuhns, Greeley, Colorado, Tim (& Denice) Kuhns,...
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Avanelle Cook

November 25, 1925 - January 21, 2015

Avanelle Cook, 89, Elkhart, died 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at her home. She was born Nov. 25, 1925 in Wakarusa to Ford & Lucille (Searer) Perry. She married Gerald E. "Bud" Cook on Oct. 8, 1949 in Bremen and he died June 27, 2012. Surviving are children, John (Nancy) Cook, Goshen, Martha L. Cook, Elkhart, Carl E. (JoAnn) Cook, Wakarusa, 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 1 great...
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Royce McDaniel Eck

October 18, 1922 - January 20, 2015

Royce McDaniel Eck, 92, Goshen, formerly of South Bend, died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at Courtyard Healthcare of Goshen. He was born Oct. 18, 1922 in Edmond, Okla. to Anthony J. & Bertha (McDaniel) Eck. He married Lois Arlene (Lettsome) Eck on Oct. 19, 1946 in Racine, Wisc. and she died April 12, 2001. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara (Brian) Savoie, Goshen, son, David R. (Shirley)...
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Herbert E. Swarm

January 10, 1931 - January 19, 2015

Herbert E. Swarm, 84, Bristol, died 9:54 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at his residence. He was born January 10, 1931 in Elkhart to Herbert S. and Mary Ann (Ferguson) Swarm. He married Treva (Frey) Swarm on June 10, 1956. Herb was a farmer for most of his life and also worked for years as a fireman on the New York Central Railroad before being drafted into 1-W service during the Korean War...
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James "Derek" Lee Stutzman

November 3, 1983 - January 15, 2015

Derek Stutzman of Goshen, IN passed away unexpectedly on January 15, 2015. Derek was born on November 3, 1983 in South Bend, IN to Roger and Karen (Seifert) Stutzman. Derek attended school in Middlebury, Indiana and Purdue University. He was employed at Taco Bell in Goshen, proud of his work and special relationship with his co-workers. Derek had an engaging, funny, witty and smart...
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Ronald D. Buckmaster

April 4, 1948 - January 13, 2015

Ronald D. Buckmaster, 66, Goshen, died 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was born April 4, 1948, in Goshen, to Millard H. & Minnie (Cress) Buckmaster. He married Nancy L. (Cripe) Buckmaster on Feb. 4, 1967. Surviving are his wife, Nancy, children, Sheila (Brian) Poff, Phoenix, Ariz., Linda (Troy) Hochstetler, Millersburg, 5 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild, sisters...
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Ira Earl Hapner, Jr.

August 24, 1935 - January 13, 2015

Ira Earl Hapner Jr., 79, Goshen, died 1 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born Aug. 24, 1935 in Elkhart to Ira Earl & Viola "Vi" (Drake) Hapner Sr. Surviving are Patsy Hapner, Goshen, children, Paul (Sharon) Hapner, Dunlap, Judy (Jeff) Keller, Elkhart, Mark (Linda) Hapner, Elkhart, Cris (James) Radcliff, Bristol, Lori (Cliff) Wooldridge, Elkhart, Nancy Lynn Hapner,...
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Phyllis Replogle

February 9, 1923 - January 11, 2015

Phyllis Replogle, 91, Elkhart, died 6:55 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born Feb. 9, 1923 in Nappanee to Ren & Ethel (Buss) Metzler. She married Firm "Pete" Smeltzer on Nov. 30, 1946 and later married Robert Replogle on Oct. 1, 1977; both have preceded her in death. Surviving are a step-daughter, Sylvia (Kevin) Culp, Elkhart, brother, Wendell (Dorothy) Metzler,...
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Oralia Ybarra

March 14, 1956 - January 8, 2015

Oralia Ybarra, 58, Elkhart, died at 2 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Valley View, Elkhart. She was born March 14, 1956 in Santa Rosa, Texas to Ramona Garza. Surviving are her children, Augustine (Fatima) Barragan, Texas, Norma Barragan, Florida, Carolina Barragan and Marrlen (Julio) Cruz, both of Elkhart, Ramona Barragan, Goshen, 19 grandchildren and 1...
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Lucille A. Baker

March 21, 1915 - January 8, 2015

Lucille A. Baker, 99, Goshen, died 5:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at Greencroft Healthcare. She was born March 21, 1915 in Elkhart County to R.H. & Melva (Richcreek) Darr. She married Kenneth L. Baker on Oct. 29, 1934 and he died July 19, 1985. Surviving are a daughter, JoAnn (Jack) Paulus, Elkhart, son, Daniel Baker, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 3...
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Patricia L. Fearnow

December 15, 1930 - January 6, 2015

Patricia L. Fearnow, 84, Goshen, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 at Courtyard Healthcare. She was born Dec. 15, 1930 in Wabash to Claude Luster & Margarite (Shafer) Pegg. She married Darol L. Fearnow on June 5, 1950 and he died Oct. 8, 2014. Surviving are children, Tina Rae (Maurice) Hartman, Elkhart, Douglas (Wanda) Fearnow, Goshen, siblings, Carol Hawkins, Sharon Hollingshead and Nita (Rev. Curt)...
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Heather A. Aldridge

June 4, 1975 - January 4, 2015

Heather A. Aldridge, 39, Goshen, died 1:48 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born June 4, 1975 in Huntington to Etta (Aldridge) Abbett. Surviving are her mother, Etta (Nikki) Abbett, Huntington, daughters, McKenna Aldridge and Danielle Aldridge, both of Elkhart, brother, Nik (Jessica) Aldridge, Huntington and a sister, Tonya (Clever) Angulo, Fort Wayne. A memorial...
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Paul DeWayne Simmons

September 28, 1939 - January 4, 2015

Paul DeWayne Simmons, 75, Goshen for 22 years, formerly of Elkhart, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at 5:05 a.m. at Courtyard Healthcare, Goshen. He was born Sept. 28, 1939, in Millersburg, to Donald Earl and Mary Jane (Likes) Simmons. On May 28, 1960, he married Carol Vivian (Jump) Simmons. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jonathan Clifford (Vicki) Simmons, Elkhart, and David Scott (Ingrid...
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Willis Irvin Nunemaker

March 4, 1920 - January 3, 2015

Willis Irvin Nunemaker, 94, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at Miller's Senior Living, Wakarusa. He was born March 4, 1920, in Wakarusa, to Carl W. and Mary (Dils) Nunemaker. On March 8, 1941, he married Miriam (Harter) Nunemaker. She died Jan. 28, 2010. Surviving are five children, Paul (Melba) Nunemaker, Goshen, Lowell (Virginia) Nunemaker, Wakarusa, Donald (Shirley) Nunemaker,...
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Richard E. Shigley

July 8, 1933 - January 2, 2015

Richard E. Shigley, 81, Elkhart, died at 5 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 at his residence. He was born July 8, 1933 in Elkhart County to H. Richard & Lois G. (Cook) Shigley. Surviving are his companion of 33 years, Linda Squibb, Elkhart, mother of his children, Becky Sweazy Lerew, Traverse City, Mich., daughter, Christa (Scott) Eaton, Elkhart, grandchildren, Lezah & Dane, daughter, Elizabeth ...
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Orville "Ed" Moyer

July 11, 1932 - January 1, 2015

Orville "Ed" E. Moyer, 83, Goshen, formerly of Wabash & South Bend, died 4:20 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen. He was born July 11, 1932 in Wabash to Orville L. & Pearl (Bitzel) Moyer. He married Evelyn L. (Peas) Moyer on April 26, 1953 in Wabash. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Evelyn, sons, Timothy Moyer, Elkhart and Thomas Moyer, Indianapolis and a brother,...
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Lillian Jean Beehler

August 31, 1927 - December 27, 2014

Lillian Jean (Cook) Beehler, 87, Elkhart, died 9:48 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at her residence. She was born Aug. 31, 1927 in Jimtown, to Burt & Zelma (James) Cook. She married Leonard L. Beehler on June 9, 1946 at Jamestown United Methodist Church and he died May 5, 2012. Surviving are a daughter, Pam (Bill) Jackson, Huntertown, sons, Randall (Debra) Beehler, Osceola, Michael (Terri)...
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Colin "Coly" Eddinger

January 28, 1955 - December 20, 2014

Colin "Coly" L. Eddinger, 59, Wakarusa, died 8:28 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born Jan. 28, 1955 in Williamsport, Penn. to Harold & Evelyn (Hoover) Eddinger. He married Penny (Manges) Eddinger on Dec. 13, 1986. Surviving are his wife, Penny, Wakarusa, mother, Evelyn Eddinger, daughters, Holly (David) King & Nicole (Adrian) Hostetler, both of Plymouth,...
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Janet L. Carpenter

July 24, 1941 - December 19, 2014

Janet L. Carpenter, 73, Dogwood Road, Mishawaka, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. She was born July 24, 1941 in New Paris to Ray & Edna (Oswalt) Welty. She married Richard Carpenter on April 3, 1965. Surviving are her husband, Richard, sons, Eric (Mandy) Carpenter, Nepal, Ted (Joy) Carpenter, Carmel, James Carpenter, Goshen, brother, Lowell (Peg)...
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Jeremy D. Ranstead

October 29, 1987 - December 19, 2014

Jeremy D. Ranstead, 27, Warsaw, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 in New Paris. He was born Oct. 29, 1987 in Pomona, Calif. to James Ranstead and Misty (Triplett) Mikel. Surviving are daughters, Annabelle Love & Addyson Ranstead, both of Warsaw, fiancée, Autum Estep, Warsaw, mother & stepfather, Misty (Brian) Mikel, Osceola, brothers, Jayson (Jenny) Ranstead, Elkhart, Joshua Ranstead, Roseland, Jared...
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Katherina "Katie" Martin

January 4, 1920 - December 18, 2014

Katherina "Katie" (Brubacher) Martin, 94, 26144 CR 44, Nappanee, died Thursday, at her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1920 in Brutus, Mich. to Peter and Sarah Ann (Brenneman) Brubacher. On November 16, 1943, she married Daniel S. Martin at her parents home in PA. He passed away on November 2, 2006. She was a homemaker and a member of Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church. She is survived by...
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Wendell J. Kreider

May 8, 1942 - December 17, 2014

Wendell J. Kreider, 72, Goshen, died 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 at his residence. He was born May 8, 1942 in Goshen to Albert & Thelma (Leatherman) Kreider. He married Ann E. (Bradford) Kreider on March 15, 1963 at the First United Church of Christ. She died Sept. 6, 2009. Surviving are a son, Kent Kreider, Goshen, daughters, Melissa (Rex) Welty, New Paris, Kari (Nick) Roberts,...
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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, 50, 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. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the 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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