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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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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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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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