Celebrity Obituaries

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Louis E. Stump

September 13, 1927 - August 24, 2015

Louis E. Stump, 87, Goshen, died 7:15 a.m. Monday, August 24, 2015 at The Maples at Waterford Crossing. He was born Sept. 13, 1927 in New Paris to Orb & Neva (Jones) Stump. He married Mary A. (Wise) Stump on Aug. 22, 1954 in Nappanee and she died Oct. 7, 2014. Surviving are a daughter, Denise E. (Marty) Long, son, Steven E. (Lenore) Stump, both of Goshen, grandchildren, Jesse Long, Goshen,...
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Ruby (Schrader) Mutti

May 25, 1925 - August 23, 2015

May 25, 1925 – August 23, 2015 Ruby (Schrader) Mutti was born May 25, 1925 on the Schrader Family Farm to Otto and Naamah (Shearer) Schrader. She attended a one room school (Slough School), corner of Miami & Quinn Roads, the first two years school, then attended the Lakeville Elementary School and then graduated with honors from Lakeville High School in 1943. She was employed at the St....
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Lael Laverne Miller

June 2, 1935 - August 23, 2015

Lael Laverne Miller passed away on August 23, 2015 at Signature Healthcare of Bremen from Parkinson's Disease. He was born June 2, 1935 in Kosciusko County to Jonas E. and Laura (Leinbach) Miller. At the age of four months, his father was killed in a truck/train accident. His grandparents, Daniel and Lydia (Lehman) Leinbach helped raise him. He gradually became profoundly mentally handicapped...
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Brooke Eades

April 20, 1971 - August 20, 2015

Brooke Eades, 44, Granger, after a courageous battle with cancer, Brooke passed away at home Thursday, August 20, 2015, surrounded by friends and family. She was born April 20, 1971 to Robert & Carol (Myers) Nagle in Goshen. She married Jay Eades on Feb. 26, 2000. Surviving are her husband, Jay, Granger, children, Bryant, Jacob & Lindsey Eades, at home, parents, Robert & Carol Nagle, Goshen...
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Jean M. Masterton

October 19, 1947 - August 19, 2015

Jean M. Masterton, 67, Goshen, died 8:24 a.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2015 as a result of a car accident. She was born Oct. 19, 1947 in Goshen to George & Violett C. (Culp) Masterton. Surviving are a sister, Nancy (Don) Shaum Sr., Elkhart, nephew, Don (Jennifer) Shaum Jr., Goshen, niece, Donita (Brian) Sturgis, Elizabethtown, Penn., 5 great-nieces, 3 great-nephews, 1 great-great-nephew and...
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Susie Weaver

July 29, 1927 - August 11, 2015

Susie Weaver, 88, Wakarusa, formerly of Goshen, died 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, August, 11, 2015 at Miller's Merry Manor. She was born July 29, 1927 in Goshen to Elias E. & Amanda (Ramer) Martin. She married Daniel Weaver on Sept. 11, 1949 and he died Oct. 18, 2011. Surviving are a son, Tom (Emily) Weaver, Harrisonburg, Virginia, daughter, Norma Wagner, Goshen, grandsons, Kent Weaver, Keith Weaver,...
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Hubert Lee Miller

July 11, 1944 - August 3, 2015

Hubert Lee Miller, 71, Goshen, died August 3, 2015 at his residence. He was born July 11, 1944 in Midland, Mich. to Clarence & Bertha (Yoder) Miller. He married Laura (Troyer) Miller on July 19, 1969 and she survives. Also surviving are a son, Michael Lee Miller, Big Rapids, Mich., brothers, Delton (Violett) Miller, Willis (Edna) Miller, Duane (Val) Miller, all of Midland, Mich., James (Connie...
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Lavada Hull

October 25, 1917 - July 28, 2015

Lavada Hull, 97, Goshen, died 10:22 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born Oct. 25, 1917 in LaGrange County, to Levi & Minnie (Miller) Hooley. She married Ralph Jay Hull on April 16, 1938 in Goshen and he died June 20, 2006. Surviving are a daughter, Judy Begley, Goshen, sons, Robert (Jane) Hull, New Lisbon, Wis., Weldon (Lola) Hull, Goshen, Jerry Hull, Winamac,...
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Dorothy H. Gordon

November 5, 1923 - July 26, 2015

Dorothy H. Gordon, 91, of Palm Harbor, formerly of Goshen, IN, and Edwardsburg, MI, died at 6:30pm on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Suncoast Hospice North Pinellas, from complications of a brief illness. She was born on November 5, 1923, in White Pigeon, Michigan, to Daniel C. and Lucia (Hitchcox) Hartman. She married Merrill A. (Bud) Gordon on November 5, 1941. Surviving are three daughters,...
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David Lee Diamond

October 5, 1953 - July 25, 2015

David Lee Diamond, 61, Goshen, died 7:40 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015 at his residence. He was born October 5, 1953 in Bullett County, Ken. to Clifton & Bonnie (Prows) Diamond. Surviving are a daughter, DeAnna Williams, Jacksonville, Fla., brothers, Edward (Vicki) Diamond, Goshen, Leonard Diamond, Nancy, Ken., Lyle Wayne Diamond, Goshen, sisters, Barb (Perry) Zehr, Vicksburg, Mich., Lois (Randy...
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Barbara Kemp Scudder

May 15, 1937 - July 24, 2015

Barbara Kemp Scudder of the Greencroft Communities in Goshen, Indiana went home to be with her Lord on Friday, July 24, 2015. She was born in Laconia, New Hampshire on May 15, 1937 and lived in seven other states. She spent 31 years of her life in the Catskill region of New York State. She brought the Roxbury Public Library into the computer age. Barbara taught Sunday School in the Stamford...
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Janice F. (Rogers) Lilly

November 17, 1954 - July 24, 2015

Janice F. (Rogers) Lilly, 60, Elkhart, died Friday, July 24, 2015 at Golden Living Center, Elkhart. She was born November 17, 1954 in South Bend to Druie & Delphine Mary (Szewczyk) Rogers. Surviving are sisters, Mary Rogers, Goshen, Lana (Rogers) Parker, Sheffield, Ala., and brothers, James (Christy) Rogers, Elkhorn, Wis., Kenneth (Sharon) Rogers, Goshen, Robert (Catherine) Rogers, Wakarusa. ...
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John Wayne Thompson

March 14, 1962 - July 20, 2015

John Wayne Thompson, 53, Mishawaka, died Monday, July 20, 2015 at his residence. He was born March 14, 1962 in South Bend, to Pete Thompson and LaVonne Clark. Surviving are a daughter, Jolene (Chris Matsey) Harwood, South Bend, son, Shane Thompson, father, Pete (Sherrie) Thompson, Elkhart, mother, LaVonne Clark, Mishawaka, 2 grandchildren, Acelynn Harwood and Christopher Matsey Jr., both at...
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Eugene "Oz" Osborne

August 9, 1933 - July 16, 2015

Eugene "Oz" Osborne, 81, Goshen, died 1:41 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Courtyard Healthcare. He was born August 9, 1933 in Arcadia, Pennsylvania, to Robert & Ruth (Tyger) Osborne. Surviving are Howie Cowell, Goshen, brothers, John Osborne, Sidney, Australia, Timothy Osborne, Elkhart and a sister, Dawn Carpenter, South Bend. Preceding him in death are his parents, brothers, Donald, Douglas...
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Linda Brown

June 29, 1950 - July 15, 2015

Linda Brown, 65, Goshen, died 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at her residence. She was born June 29, 1950 in Goshen to Melvin & Clara (Christner) Eash. Surviving are her fiancé, Gary Lewallen, Goshen, children, Heather Hershberger, Chicago, Ill., Stan (Serita) Brown, Goshen, Shona Brown, Goshen, sister, Judy (Justin) Dirks, Middlebury, brothers, Ron Eash and Steve (Sandy) Eash, both of...
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Yvonne F. Ford

November 28, 1938 - July 11, 2015

Yvonne F. Ford, 76, Goshen, died 8:18 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Courtyard Healthcare. She was born Nov. 28, 1938 in Arlington, South Dakota, to Lars & Ruby (Nettleton) Jensen. She married Jene Ford on December 15, 1973. Surviving are her husband, Jene, Goshen, children, Duran Mishler, San Francisco, Calif., Rhonda (John) Fulmer, Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Rebecca (Tom) Robertson, Boca...
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Daniel Dwayne Miller

July 11, 2015 - July 11, 2015

Daniel Dwayne Miller, infant, died Saturday, July 11, 2015 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was born to Kristina Carmen Shann Miller & Eric Lee Miller on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Surviving are his parents, Elkhart, paternal grandmother, Leslie Miller, Elkhart, maternal great-great-grandmother, Alice Hartman, Osceola, paternal great-grandparents, Steve & Linda Jarvis, Goshen and paternal great...
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Glenn F. Haszler

July 14, 1921 - July 5, 2015

Glenn F. Haszler, 93, Goshen, formerly of Tonica, Illinois, where he grew up on a farm, died 8:35 a.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was born July 14, 1921 in LaSalle, Illinois to Fred & Emma (Hasselmann) Haszler. He married Emma N. (Stock) Haszler on April 10, 1959. Surviving are his wife, Emma, Goshen, children, Cheryl Morrison, Peru, Ill., Jerry (Sue) Haszler,...
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Trevor Wyatt Hoover

May 29, 2015 - July 1, 2015

Trevor Wyatt Hoover (twin), one month, two days, Nappanee, died 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis. He was born May 29, 2015 at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis to Mark & Karen (Martin) Hoover. Surviving are his parents, brothers, Tristan Hoover (twin), Terrell Hoover, sister, Kelsa Hoover, all of Nappanee, maternal grandparents, Elverne & Lauretta...
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Erika Alexenko

December 15, 1925 - June 29, 2015

Erika Alexenko (Fischer) – born Dec. 15, 1925 in Mohrungen, East Prussia, Germany to Emil & Berta Fischer and died Monday, June 29, 2015 at Greenleaf Health Campus, Elkhart. She was a devoted wife to her husband and a loving and caring mother to her six surviving children. One infant child (Robert) preceded her in death. She was married to her husband George in Hamburg, Germany, on March 18,...
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Veta L. Blosser

February 25, 1931 - June 29, 2015

Veta L. Blosser, 84, Nappanee, died 4:37 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2015 at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born Feb. 25, 1931 in Elkhart to Ralph & Sarah (Derr) Pletcher. She married Marian L. Blosser, on Sept. 12, 1959 in Wakarusa and he died May 23, 2004. Surviving are daughters, Alisa (Loren) Begly, Reynolds Station, Ken., Maria Blosser, Terlingua, Texas, Cathy (David) Stump, Goshen, brother,...
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Lavina Fern Miller

September 22, 1923 - June 29, 2015

Lavina Fern Miller, 91, Goshen, died 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2015 at Courtyard Healthcare, Goshen. She was born Sept. 22, 1923 in New York to Joseph & Emma (Eigsti) Christner. She married Lynn O. Miller on Aug. 22, 1948 in Goshen and he died Nov. 17, 2011. Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn Miller, Goshen, sisters, Gloria Christner & Barbara Hostetler, both of Roanoke, Ill., Emily Kennell,...
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Casandra Jean Riemer

July 15, 1979 - June 27, 2015

Casandra Jean Riemer, 35, Goshen, died 8:27 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015 at her residence. She was born July 15, 1979 in Tacoma, Washington to Wayne Riemer and Yvonne Duncan. Surviving are her mother, Yvonne (Steve) Duncan and a son, Andrew Jelinek, both of Goshen. Casandra was a Warehouse leader for Nautic Globe Group, Elkhart. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2015 at Rieth...
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Merakiah Elizabeth Lambuth

June 21, 2015 - June 21, 2015

Merakiah Elizabeth Lambuth, Goshen, was born 6:57 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 2015 and died shortly after at IU Health Goshen Hospital. Surviving are her mother, Michelle, Goshen, siblings, Malacki & Mikah Lambuth, Goshen, grandparents, Gary Lambuth & Michelyn Jones, Goshen and extended family, Brandy Ross, Elizabeth Herbert, Neondre Stilley and Sonora Ross, all of Goshen. Preceding her in death...
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Perry W. VanPelt

January 12, 1932 - June 21, 2015

Perry W. VanPelt, 83, died 11 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 2015 at his residence. He was a resident of Goshen moving here from West Salem, Ohio in Sept. 2011. Perry was born Jan. 12, 1932 in Columbiana, Ohio to Frank & Ida (Witmer) VanPelt. He married Mary Ann (Zimmerman) VanPelt on Nov. 27, 1983 and she survives. Also surviving are siblings, Arthur (Viola) VanPelt, Elsie VanPelt, Willard (Charlene)...
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Tony "Scott" Swinehart

April 16, 1970 - June 9, 2015

Tony "Scott" Swinehart, 45, New Paris, died 7:03 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2015. He was born April 16, 1970 in Goshen to Tony L. & Connie (Wagner) Swinehart. He married Kelly (Neff) Swinehart on Oct. 29, 1988. Surviving are his wife, Kelly, New Paris, children, T.J. Swinehart, Zackary (Caitlin) Swinehart, and Samantha Swinehart, all of New Paris, mother, Connie Swinehart, Millersburg, sisters,...
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Giovanni Milan Benitez

May 30, 2015 - June 3, 2015

Giovanni Milan Benitez, 4 days old, died 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. He was born May 30, 2015 in South Bend to Silvia Baltazar Gonzalez and Jovany Benitez, both of Goshen. Friends and family may gather at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2015, with a brief service following at 10 a.m.. Following...
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Lowell Lavon Lechlitner

September 30, 1930 - June 3, 2015

Lowell Lavon Lechlitner, 84, Goshen, died 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Greencroft Healthcare. He was born Sept. 30, 1930 in Elkhart County to Jacob Henry & Ida Mae (Loucks) Lechlitner. He married Evelyn (Bollinger) Lechlitner on March 11, 1950 in New Paris and she died Sept. 22, 1994. On Nov. 20, 1999, he married Velda (Hershberger) Lechlitner in Middlebury. Surviving are his wife, Velda,...
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Ronald L. Miller

June 23, 1936 - May 30, 2015

Ronald L. Miller, 78, Goshen, died Saturday at his home. He was born June 23, 1936, in Goshen, to Clyde and Kathryn (Domer) Miller. On June 28, 1964 he married Myra Miller. She survives, along with a daughter, Leslee (Steven) Singer, Goshen; a son, Jeremy (Joy) Miller, Goshen; a very special step-sister, Phyllis (Jack) Grover, Arizona City, Ariz., two half-sisters, Marsha Williams, Texas,...
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Geneva E. Cook

April 18, 1924 - May 29, 2015

Geneva E. Cook, 91, Elkhart, died 12:50 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015 at Hubbard Hill Estates. She was born April 18, 1924 in Elkhart to Bert L. & Zelma (James) Cook. Surviving are sisters, Lucille Clark and Janice Bender, both of Jimtown, Nila (Lawrence) Young, Elkhart, brothers, Gary J. (Marcia) Cook and Jerry H. (Carolyn) Cook, both of Elkhart, sister-in-law, Irene Cook, Jimtown, brother-in-law,...
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Jerry E. Pletcher

March 29, 1923 - May 29, 2015

Jerry E. Pletcher, 92, Goshen, died 3:05 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2015 at Greencroft Healthcare. He was born March 29, 1923 in Concord Township to George W. & Myrtle V. (Bechtel) Pletcher. He married Maxine (Loucks) Pletcher on June 27, 1946 in Elkhart. Surviving are his wife, Maxine, Goshen, daughter, Phyllis (Don) Shull, Bridgeman, Mich., sons, Dave (Suzanne) Pletcher, Warsaw and William Alex ...
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Don Wysong

June 27, 1928 - May 21, 2015

Don Wysong, 86, New Paris, died 10:35 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at his residence. He was born June 27, 1928 in Union Township, Elkhart County, to Harvey & Wilma (Smith) Wysong. He married Norma (Hoover) Wysong on June 9, 1951 in New Paris. Surviving are his wife, Norma, sons, Van Alan (Peggy) Wysong, Goshen, John V. (Dawn) Wysong, New Paris, daughter, Lyn E. (Johnny) Speight, Madisonville,...
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Loren A. Cook

April 3, 1924 - May 16, 2015

Loren A. Cook, 91, of Goshen, died at 7 a.m. Saturday at Hope Springs Manor, Goshen. He was born in Lansing, Mich. to Lola I. (Cramer) and John Cook. On June 7, 1952 he married Dorothy Shirley (Palmer) Cook in Cinda, Ky. She died August 20, 2000. Loren is survived by daughters Shirley (Jerry) Tegtmeier, of Goshen, Alice (Richard) Irish, of Hillsdale, Mich.; sons, Bruce (Michelle) Cook, of...
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Irma E. Crilow

December 15, 1916 - May 15, 2015

Irma Elizabeth Crilow, 98, Wakarusa, formerly of Goshen, died at 10:35 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2015 at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa. She was born Dec. 15, 1916 in Goshen, Elkhart County, to Oscar & Mabel (Martin) Blosser. She married Melvin G. Crilow on Sept. 24, 1938 in Goshen and he died Dec. 18, 2004. Surviving are daughters, Shirley (Leonard) Albrecht, Goshen, Dorothy Schreck, New Paris,...
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Shirley Pease

January 1, 1945 - May 6, 2015

Shirley Ann Pease, 70, died at 8:12 a.m. Wednesday at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born in Goshen on Jan. 1, 1945 to Floyd H. and Phyllis Jean (Curtis) Trosper. On Aug. 14, 1969, she married Arthur E. Franklin. He preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1974. On Oct. 7, 1978, in Elkhart, she married Thomas S. Pease. He preceded her in death on June 28, 2012. Shirley...
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Phillip Lamar Bowers

October 18, 1932 - May 2, 2015

Phillip Lamar Bowers, 82, Wakarusa, died 10:20 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa. He was born Oct. 18, 1932 in Elkhart to Clem & Cecil (Whitehead) Bowers. He married Shirley (Hahn) Bowers on March 30, 1952. Surviving are his wife, Shirley, Wakarusa, sons, Ritchie (Deb) Bowers, Nappanee, Ronson (Julie) Bowers, Defiance, Ohio, daughter, Stephanie (Bob) McGaughey,...
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Lawrence Henry Greaser

February 17, 1922 - April 29, 2015

Lawrence Henry Greaser, 93, passed into eternal life on Wednesday, April 29 at his home in Goshen. He was born February 17, 1922 near Garden City, Missouri to the Charles and Pearl (Hershberger) Greaser family. At an early age he worked as a hired hand to help support his family, but the decision to allow the children to further their education at Hesston Academy and College was the beginning...
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Alexis Hope Newswanger

April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015

Alexis Hope Newswanger, 1 day old twin, Wakarusa, died at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. She was born Friday, April 24, 2015 in South Bend to Leon & Emma (Showalter) Newswanger. Surviving are her parents, twin sister, Aubree Faith Newswanger, paternal grandmother, Bertha Newswanger, all of Wakarusa, maternal grandparents, Lloyd & Rachel Showalter, Greenwood,...
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Jill Ann Coleman

December 15, 1956 - April 20, 2015

Jill Ann (Paulus) Coleman, 58, Goshen, died 1:41 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born Dec. 15, 1956 in Elkhart to Jack & JoAnn (Baker) Paulus. She married Mark Coleman on April 9, 1988. Surviving are her husband, Mark Coleman, daughter, Jennifer Coleman, both of Goshen, parents, Jack & JoAnn Paulus, Elkhart, siblings, Jim (Darcy) Paulus, Elkhart, Jeff Paulus,...
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Michael Eugene Hurst

December 23, 1949 - April 19, 2015

Michael Eugene Hurst, 65, Bristol, died 2:45 a.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born December 23, 1949 in New Castle, to Kenneth & Joyce (Commons) Hurst. He married Betty Sue (Scrugg) Hurst on Aug. 30, 1970 and she died Feb. 12, 2006. Surviving are children, Jeremy (Sarah) Hurst, Syracuse, Naomi (Corban) Privett, Milford, Jama (Craig) Kinsey, Goshen, Joshua (Amanda...
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Dennis Lee Darrenkamp

March 20, 1954 - April 18, 2015

Dennis Lee Darrenkamp, 61, Millersburg, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. He was born March 20, 1954 in Goshen to Edward C. & Marie E. (Miller) Darrenkamp. He married Melody (McGrew) Darrenkamp on April 21, 1989 and she died Oct. 29, 2003. He then married Lori (Wise) Darrenkamp on July 7, 2012. Surviving are his wife, Lori, Elkhart, daughters, Amanda (Jeremiah) Davis, Huntington, Jessica...
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Joan Joyce Cook

November 21, 1932 - April 18, 2015

Joan Joyce Cook, 82, Elkhart, died 7:10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was born Nov. 21, 1932 in Elkhart to John M. & Mildred L. (Shrock) Barnhart. She married Stan Cook Sr. on Jan. 17, 1951. Surviving are sons, Stan (Jackie) Cook, Wakarusa, Stephen (Barbara) Cook, Wakarusa, Thomas (Kim) Cook, Goshen, Jeffrey Cook, Goshen, daughters, Tonya Bontrager, Elkhart, Jana Cook, Wakarusa, 10...
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Tom V. Scearse, Sr.

September 21, 1938 - April 17, 2015

Tom V. Scearse Sr., 76, died April 17, 2015 at Elkhart General Hospital. He is with Jesus now. Tom was born Sept. 21, 1938 to Ben F. and Rena (Begley) Scearse in Pine Mountain, Kentucky. Monica Scearse, his wife of 48 years, survives. Also surviving are sons, Todd (Sherry) Scearse, Bob (Susan) Young, Tom V. Scearse Jr., daughter, Amelia Mulholland Young, grandchildren, Elizabeth (Adam) Gasper...
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Corine L. Suphal

June 6, 1936 - April 14, 2015

Corine L. Suphal, 78, Goshen, died at 8:11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born June 6, 1936 in Syracuse to Rev. Travis & Velma (Fields) Purdy. Surviving are sons, Benjamin J. Suphal, Indianapolis, Phillip A. Suphal, South Bend and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Corine attended College Mennonite Church, Goshen. No services are...
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Leona Ann Honey

July 7, 1942 - April 13, 2015

Leona Ann Honey, 72, Goshen, died 11:10 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born July 7, 1942 in Black River Falls, Wisc. to Leon S. & Irene G. (Fredenburg) Phillips. Surviving are sons, Roy Dean Honey, Goshen, David Mark Honey, Aurora, Colo., daughters, Kelly (Rick) VanBuren, North Richland, Texas, Kimberly (Larry) Robbins, Goshen, grandsons, Chad VanBuren & Roy...
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James "Jeff" Huff

August 22, 1955 - April 10, 2015

James "Jeff" Huff, 59, Shipshewana, formerly of Hobart, died 11:05 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2015 at his residence. He was born Aug. 22, 1955 in Gary to James Dean & Muriel Joyce (Smith) Huff Jr. He married Virginia Marie "Ginger" (Randazzo) Huff on Feb. 23, 1975. Surviving are his wife Virginia, Shipshewana, and a sister, Carmela G. (Huff) Rick of Crown Point. Preceding him in death are his...
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Steven J. Tony

October 28, 1952 - April 2, 2015

Steven J. Tony October 28, 1952 – April 2, 2015 Steve Tony, 62, died Thursday, April 2, 2015 following a sudden illness. Steve was born October 28, 1952 in Garrett, Indiana, the third of four children born to John and Wilma (Keller) Tony. The family moved to Elkhart when Steve was young and he grew up in Elkhart. Permanently injured in an accident at the age of 16, his determination carried...
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Dean Lavon Sark

April 30, 1932 - March 30, 2015

Dean Lavon Sark, 82, Goshen, formerly of Millersburg, died 4:15 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2015 at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen. He was born April 20, 1932 in LaGrange, to Howard Andrew & Delilah (Christner) Sark. He married Barbara Lee (Champion) Sark on July 31, 1954 at the Friends Church of Ypsilanti, Mich. and she died April 16, 2005. Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca Lynn (Stephen) Beron,...
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John A. Peebles, Sr.

July 23, 1933 - March 29, 2015

John A. Peebles Sr., 81, Goshen, died 12:32 a.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Courtyard Healthcare, Goshen. He was born July 23, 1933 in Rockford, Ill. to Loyal & Ethel (Scharning) Peebles. He married Donna (Frewin) Peebles on Sept. 20, 1952 in Rockford. Surviving are his wife, Donna, Goshen, son, John A. (Donna) Peebles, Elkhart, daughters, Karla Chester, Loves Park, Ill., Lola (William)...
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Roger Dale Tyson

May 11, 1946 - March 24, 2015

Roger Dale Tyson, 68, Goshen, died 4:57 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Courtyard Healthcare, Goshen. He was born May 11, 1946 in Goshen to Oscar & Harriet (Freer) Tyson. Surviving are a daughter, Kimberly Tyson, Middlebury, grandsons, Christopher, Cody and Nicholas, brothers, Richard (Jan) Tyson and Robert Tyson, both of Goshen, sisters, Marjorie (Bruce) Rider, Goshen, Marlene Phenis, Elkhart...
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Michael Guy Nicolai

April 5, 1956 - March 23, 2015

Michael Guy Nicolai, 58, Goshen, died 2:25 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015 at Courtyard Healthcare of Goshen. He was born April 5, 1956, in Elkhart, to Robert L. & Shirley J. (Brown) Nicolai. Surviving are his father, Robert L. Nicolai, Fort Wayne, brother, R. Bradley (Denise) Nicolai, VanWert, Ohio, sisters, Beth A. (Eric) Partin & Barbara J. (Timothy) Huhn, both of Churubusco and nieces and...
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Deborah E. Baker

November 18, 1971 - March 23, 2015

Deborah E. Baker, 43, Goshen, died 12:35 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015 at her residence. She was born Nov. 18, 1971 in Goshen, to Donald & Barbara (Hunsberger) Moneyheffer. She married Jeffrey T. Baker on Sept. 24, 2003. Surviving are her husband, Jeffrey, Goshen, son, Jordan P. Hochstetler, Goshen, step-son, Travis W. (Anna) Baker, Austin, Texas, step-grandson, Lane Calvin Baker, Austin, Texas,...
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James "Jim" Graybill

February 7, 1926 - March 21, 2015

James "Jim" W. Graybill, 89, Goshen, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at home. He was born in Wakarusa on Feb. 7, 1926, to Daniel and Susan (Miller) Graybill. He married Waneta (Royer) Graybill on Jan. 18, 1948. He was a farmer and then worked at LaSalle-Deitch, from which he retired. James enjoyed gardening and woodworking, especially making crates which he sold at the Wakarusa farmers market....
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Elsie Fay Flora

April 17, 1918 - March 19, 2015

Elsie Fay Flora, 96, Nappanee, died 3 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015 at her residence. She was born April 17, 1918 in North Manchester to Harvey M. & Mary Alice (Cook) Miller. She married Charley Delbert Flora on May 31, 1947 and he died Dec. 7, 1981. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ellen (Levon) Brubacher, Nappanee, sons, Wayne (Sharon) Flora, Flora, Stanley (Denise) Flora, Wakarusa, brother,...
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Larry L. Keck

October 4, 1937 - March 14, 2015

Larry L. Keck, 77, died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 5:50 p.m. at his residence. He was born Oct. 4, 1937, in Union Township, to Merl M. and Verda (Stouder) Keck. On July 25, 1958, he married Marilyn (Straw) Keck. Surviving are three children, Annette (Keith) Berkey, Nappanee, Tony (Chris) Keck and Terry (Lisa) Keck, both of Goshen; 11 grandchildren, Josua Keck, Anisa (Nick) Carter, Tiffany ...
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Ida L. Iwema

March 20, 1923 - March 12, 2015

Ida L. Iwema, 91, Goshen, died 3:40 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015 at The Maples at Waterford Crossing, Goshen. She was born March 20, 1923 in Chicago, Ill., to Louis & Tina (Devries) Bandstra Sr. She married Ernest A. Iwema on Nov. 13, 1941 in Chicago and he died Aug. 7, 2006. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy (Marvin) Teitsma, Bristol, sons, Ronald (Barbara) Iwema, Indianapolis, Daniel (Jane)...
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Donald William Snyder

December 17, 1920 - March 11, 2015

Donald William Snyder, 94, Goshen, died 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at his residence. He was born Dec. 17, 1920 in Roseland, Neb. to C.U. & Mary E. (Kauffman) Snyder. He married Leta M. Snyder on Sept. 9, 1945 at Bethel Mennonite Church in Ashley, Mich. and she died Jan. 21, 2011. Surviving are a dear friend, Virginia Kreider, Goshen, daughters, Donna Snyder (Stephen) Shank, Goshen,...
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Harper Burney Garris, Jr.

April 19, 1939 - March 10, 2015

The 27th Child of Harper Burney and Mollie Garris, Harper Burney Garris, Jr., went to be with the Lord from his home in New Paris, IN on March 10, 2015 at 10:15 a.m. at the age of 75 years old. Harper was born in Shelby, North Carolina on April 19, 1939. He grew up in Lincolnton and Shelby, North Carolina until the age of 15 when he moved to New Paris, IN. There, he met his wife, Miriam and,...
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Patty Wells

November 20, 1957 - March 7, 2015

Patty Wells, 57, Bushnell, Fla., died March 7, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Deland, Fla., of Lou Gehrig's Disease. She had been ill for 11 months. Patty was born Nov. 20, 1957 to Charles and Ruth Wagner in Goshen. She leaves behind four children, Gloria Slezak, Donald (Heather) Thompson, both of Florida, Daniel Wagner, North Dakota and Traci Rogers of Georgia. Also to remember her are 11...
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John G. Riggs

November 14, 1961 - March 5, 2015

John G. Riggs, 53, Goshen and Palm Springs, Calif., died Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Elkhart Hospice House. He was born Nov. 14, 1961 in Goshen to Thomas & Barbara (Denman) Riggs. Surviving are his mother, Barbara, Goshen, siblings, Kathryn Evans, James Riggs, Charles (Shirley) Riggs, Deborah Riggs, Paul Riggs, David Riggs and Mark (Crystal) Riggs. Preceding him in death is his father, Thomas. ...
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Bertha May Weaver

November 9, 1914 - March 4, 2015

Bertha May Weaver, 100, Wakarusa, died 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa. Born Nov. 9, 1914, Bertha celebrated her 100th birthday! She was born in Harrison Twp., Elkhart County, to John M. & Anna (Schrock) Weaver. Surviving nieces and nephews, Mary (Lloyd) Everly, Ruth (Henry) Burmeister, Emma Zimmerman, Wilma (Dana) Shaum, Naomi (Alvin) Martin, Florence ...
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Virginia P. Scholl

February 21, 1935 - March 3, 2015

Virginia P. Scholl, 80, Goshen, died 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at The Maples at Waterford Crossing. She was born Feb. 21, 1935 in Madison County, to Den & Mary (Wood) Myers. She married Lawrence Albert Scholl on June 9, 1957 in Fortville. Surviving are her husband, Lawrence, Goshen, children, Janet Couch, Nabb, Mark (Karen) Scholl, Chandler, Ariz., Sondra (Brian) Cymanski, Lathrop,...
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Autumn N. Mast

October 21, 2014 - February 25, 2015

Autumn N. Mast, 4 months, Goshen, died at her residence 12:39 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. She was born Oct. 21, 2014 in Goshen to Brittany Mast & Skyler Lambert. Surviving are her mother, Brittany Mast (Nathaniel Warren), father, Skyler Lambert, maternal grandmother, Lisa Mullins, maternal grandfather, Michael Sobeck, paternal grandmother, Angel Ward and maternal great-grandmother, Emily...
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Daniel Allen Vera

January 30, 1963 - February 23, 2015

Daniel Allen Vera, 52, Goshen, died 2:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was born Jan. 30, 1963 in Lagrange to Josephine (Luna) & Frank Vera Sr. Surviving are his daughters, Amanda Vera & Melissa Vera, both of Ohio, 3 granddaughters, his mother, Josephine Vera, Goshen, sister, Doris, (Bob) Yenna, Lagrange, brothers, Frank Vera Jr., Elkhart, Victor Lee (Gina) Vera,...
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Mildred E. Stiver

April 3, 1921 - February 22, 2015

Mildred E. Stiver, 93, Goshen, passed away in her sleep Sunday morning, February 22, 2015 at Courtyard Healthcare, where she had been a patient for 2 weeks. She was born April 3, 1921 to Harley "Joe" and Mary (Musselman) Vance in Millersburg. She graduated from Millersburg High School in 1939. She worked at Proof Company in Goshen and Essex Wire in Ligonier until she retired. Mildred was a...
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Robert "Bob" D. Getz

May 15, 1929 - February 19, 2015

Robert "Bob" D. Getz, 85, Wakarusa, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at his residence. He was born May 15, 1929 in Foraker, Elkhart County, to Devon D. & Fern (Martin) Getz. He married Dorothy A. (Berkeypile/Fredericks) Getz on July 30, 1948 and she died Nov. 26, 2014. Surviving are a daughter, Vicki (Martin) Moyer, Jimtown, sons, Mike (Kay) Getz, Wakarusa, Mark (Debora) Getz, Bremen,...
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Danielle L. Ride

February 18, 2015

Danielle L. Ride, 62, Goshen, died 4:07 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born April 14, 1952 in France to Wasil & Anna (Borzeniatow) Ride. Surviving are her mother, Anna Ride, Alabama, daughter, Gabrielle (Norman) Wilson, Goshen, grandchildren, Nyeem Wilson & Naveena Wilson, brothers, Wasil (Alice) Ride, Mich., Wladimir (Pam) Ride of Dunlap, John Ride, Goshen,...
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Leighton James Stump

February 5, 1930 - February 17, 2015

Leighton James Stump, 85, Wakarusa, died at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at his residence. He was born Feb. 5, 1930 in Union Twp., Elkhart County, Nappanee, to Carl & Walta (Whitehead) Stump. He graduated from New Paris High School in 1948 and married Arlene (Geyer) Stump on June 6, 1950. Surviving are his wife, Arlene, sons, David (Cathy) Stump, Goshen, Steven (Barbara) Stump, Wakarusa,...
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Thomas E. Lamb

February 1, 1931 - February 14, 2015

Thomas E. Lamb, 84, Elkhart, formerly of 13 The Willows, Goshen, died 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Riverside Village, Elkhart. He was born Feb. 1, 1931 in Elkhart to Ellington Comstock & Nellie (Welter) Lamb. He married Betty Lou (Stutsman) Lamb on June 11, 1955 and she survives. Also surviving are grandchildren, Maurice (Kristen) Lamb, Cincinnati, Ohio, Jozette Lamb, Bloomington and...
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Joyce C. Leinbach

March 24, 1923 - February 11, 2015

Joyce C. Leinbach, 91, Markle, formerly of Goshen, died 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at Markle Health & Rehabilitation. She was born March 24, 1923 in Goshen to Ordo J. & Lela (Buzzard) Yoder. She married Maurice E. Leinbach on Oct. 29, 1944 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church and he died Oct. 12, 1996. Surviving are a son, Dennis (Joyce) Leinbach, daughter, Nancy Leinbach, both of...
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Colleen Mona Lechlitner

October 3, 1932 - February 10, 2015

Colleen Mona Lechlitner, 82, Elkhart, went home to be with her Lord on Feb. 10, 2015. She was born Oct. 3, 1932 in Pleasant Lake to Carroll & Jeanett Penland. On Nov. 8, 1953, she married Carl Lechlitner. He preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 2005. She is survived by 2 sons, Michael (Kathleen) Lechlitner, Redland, Calif., Douglas (Leigh) Lechlitner, Elkhart, daughter, Debra (Evan) Martin,...
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Richard "Dick" Ferguson

December 25, 1930 - February 8, 2015

Richard "Dick" L. Ferguson, 84, Bremen, died 6:25 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 at Elkhart Hospice House. He was born Dec. 25, 1930, in Elkhart County to Dorvin R. & Edna Marie (Shank) Ferguson. He married Doris (Ummel) Ferguson on Nov. 27, 1969. Surviving are his wife, Doris, Bremen, children, Cheryl Hartung, Goshen, Carol Linville, Nappanee, Sheila (Steve) Showers, Osceola, Rick (Robyn) Ferguson...
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Richard D. Harley

January 9, 1932 - February 7, 2015

Richard D. Harley, 83, died 12:04 a.m., Saturday, February 7, 2015 at The Maples, Goshen. He was born Jan. 9, 1932 in Glendale, Ohio, but spent almost his entire life in Marshall & Elkhart Counties, Indiana. He parents were Floyd E. & Elizabeth M. (Rariden) Harley. He grew up in Argos, Indiana where the family owned a Dime Store, and graduated from Argos High School in 1949. In 1953, he...
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Marijane Zipser

October 21, 1927 - February 1, 2015

Marijane Zipser, 87, Elkhart, died 6:37 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born Oct. 21, 1927 in Goshen to Albert W. & Mabel Lois (Smith) Martin. She married Henry Paul Zipser on July 3, 1949 at Elkhart Valley Church of the Brethren and he died Dec. 11, 2014. Surviving are daughters, Constance (Charles) Hileman, Warsaw, Sandra (Steven) Penrose, Elkhart, son, Dayton...
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Katherine "Katie" McFarland

October 31, 1993 - January 30, 2015

Katherine "Katie" Michelle McFarland, 21, Goshen, died 8:17 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in New Paris as a result of a car accident. She was born Oct. 31, 1993 in Goshen, to Michael J. McFarland and Michelle Myers. Surviving are a daughter, Kamari Ava Michelle McFarland, mother, Michelle Myers, Goshen, siblings, Jason Myers, Renae (Larmont Holmes) Myers, Christina Maloyd, all of Goshen,...
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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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