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  • Helen Holderman, 87, passed away at 3:46 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Lake City Place, Warsaw.

    Helen spent most of her adult life in Kosciusko County and was a longtime resident of Chapman Lake.

    Helen was born to Ralph Thomas and Fladia Eaton Thomas on May 19, 1930, in Billings, Mont. Her family eventually moved to the area and Helen would graduate from Mentone High School.
  • James E. “Turkey” Bailey, 78, Warsaw, died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.  

    He was born April 27, 1939, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Grover and Maudie Hale Bailey. He was married to Elaine Hesner, who died March 20, 2000.
  • Lydia Ann Yoder, 88, Nappanee, died at 1:59 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at Goshen Hospital.

    She was born Jan. 26, 1930, to Dan and Susie Mast Yoder.

    She made custom draperies and quilts.
  • Ronald Randels, 46, Winona Lake, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
  • Evelyn Irene “Nanny” Welty died Feb. 20, 2018, at 8:20 p.m. She was 92.

    Evelyn was born Aug. 11, 1925, to A.M. and Maude Hepler Hawley on the family farm in Millwood. Her father, a carpenter, had built their seven-room house with its water pump in the kitchen, washboard and outhouse (but no electricity). She shared a bed with two of her 11 siblings. They walked to a one-room schoolhouse with a stove and single water bucket when they got old enough, then rode a bus to the high school in Etna Green. Her favorite childhood memories were oranges and Jello-O at Christmas, an aunt in Wisconsin who would send a “real tree” in the mail, and the baby and paper dolls she sometimes received as gifts. “Oh I loved them,” she said. “I spent hours with them.”
  • Edward R. “Ed” Likens, 84, of Warsaw, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in his residence.

    He was born June 1, 1933, in North Webster, to Cyril “Bus” and Myrtle Beezley Likens.

    Ed was united in marriage to Patricia Johnson in Bluefield W.Va., on Aug. 15, 1959.
  • Talitha Day Fair, Ph.D., went on to be with Jesus from her Warsaw home on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at 5 a.m. She had been struggling with health issues for several years.

    Talitha was born in Indianapolis to Joy Day and Ellis Fair. She spent a few childhood years with them in other states; Dr. Fair considered herself to be a Warsaw native, however.
  • Elizabeth Lorraine Burkholder, 70, Warsaw, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at her home. She was born to Tobe and Lizzie Winger Troyer on Dec. 29, 1947, in LaGrange.

    Elizabeth graduated from Honeyville Primary School.

    She worked as a housekeeper. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and sewing.
  • Max Lesley Lotz, 66, Pierceton, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at 4:55 a.m. in Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.

    He was born Nov. 20, 1951, in Rochester, to Max Eugene Lotz and Elizabeth “Betty” Fleck Grant.
  • Linda K. Geiger, 77, Akron, died at 3:44 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at her daughter's residence.
  • Sandra Irene Frush, Warsaw, passed away at 10:20 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, at the age of 78.

    She was born June 1, 1939, in Warsaw, to Clarence James Salman and Irene Rhoades Salman. On June 1, 1958, in Pierceton, she married Earl Burkett Frush, who passed away Feb. 21, 2011, after sharing 52 years together.
  • Imogene Haupert, 88, North Manchester, died at Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester, at 2:29 p.m. Feb. 16, 2018.

    She was born Oct. 30, 1929, in Grant County, to Homer and Hazel Reed Beedle. On Sept. 11, 1949, she married Doyle R. Haupert; he died in November 2005.
  • Charles F. “Sonny” Green, 86, Warsaw, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at 6:35 a.m. in his residence. He was born on April 25, 1931, in Newcastle Township, Fulton County, to Charles E. and Fredia Yeazel Green.

    On June 27, 1951, he was united in marriage to Jennie Hall Green in Roann. He proudly served our country in The United States Air Force from Feb. 6, 1951, to Dec. 11, 1953. His company was the 3rd Motor Transport Squad, which he served with in England.
  • Norman E. Brown, 89, Warsaw, passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at 4:02 p.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. He was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Warsaw, to Roscoe and Nellie Ellis Brown.

    A lifetime area resident, he was formerly employed by the Oasis Club, the Elks Club and Holiday Inn, all of Warsaw, as a bartender.
  • Stephen Glenn "Steve" Jones, 55, Leesburg, died Jan. 28, 2018.

    Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at Owen Family Funeral Home, Ind. 13 & CR 500N, North Webster, and one hour prior to the services.

    Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 in the North Webster Elementary School gymnasium, 5745 N. 750E, North Webster.
  • Dr. Talitha D. Fair, 71, Warsaw, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at her home.
  • Max L. Lotz, 66, Pierceton, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at 4:55 a.m. in Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
  • Helen Holderman, 87, formerly of Chapman Lake, died at 3:46 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at Lake City Place, Warsaw.
  • Ronald Meade Sr., 68, Silver Lake, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

    Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana.
  • Irene Gaynelle Davis, 99, Warsaw, passed away at 1:08 p.m. Feb. 18, 2018, in Lake City Place, Warsaw.

    She was born Oct. 6, 1918, to Ernest and Hazel Ellis Shively, in Burket. Irene was a 1937 graduate of Claypool High School.

    On Dec. 23, 1939, Irene married Roy Max Davis in Indianapolis. They had three children during their 53-year marriage.

    Irene was a housewife during the years that her children were in school. Irene and Max then moved to Warsaw in 1976. She was employed by Warsaw Community Schools as a cook for 10 years before her retirement.
  • June “Carol” Nice, 78, New Paris, formerly of Warsaw, passed away at 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa.

    She was born June 15, 1939, in Plymouth, to Sylvester Ivan and Hazel Laura Carlow Aman.

    Carol was a former resident of Lakeville; Gautier, Miss.; Warsaw; and New Paris. She was united in marriage to Dennis Nice in Plymouth in 1992.

    She served as a nurse for St. Joseph Hospital, Plymouth, and Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, retiring in 2011. She enjoyed cross-stitching and needlework, was a gardener, and loved working outdoors and traveling.
  • Charles F. Conrad, 90, Fort Wayne, formerly of North Manchester, died at 2:50 a.m. Feb. 19, 2018, in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

    He was born July 17, 1927, in Peru, to Joseph and Cora Holstein Conrad. He was married to Mary M. Blackwell on May 23, 1952. She died June 10, 1992.
  • Charles Green, 86, Warsaw, died at 6:35 a.m. today, Feb. 20, 2018, in his residence.  

    Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
  • Alan Walker, 88, Warsaw, died at 2:40 a.m. today, Feb. 20, 2018, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center, Warsaw.

    Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
  • Bernard A. "Ben" Muzzillo, 87, of Winona Lake, formerly of Wabash, died at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Grace Village in Winona Lake. He was born Dec. 30, 1930, in Garrett, to Paul and Rosina DeRose Muzzillo.

    Ben was a 1949 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Garrett. He married Margaret E. "Peg" Smith in Garrett on Dec. 17, 1950. He retired from GenCorp in Wabash on Jan. 1, 1991, after 39 years.
  • Sandra Irene Frush, 78, Warsaw, died at 10:20 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

    She was born June 1, 1939, in Warsaw, to Clarence James and Irene Rhoades Salman. On June 1, 1958, in Pierceton, she married Earl Burkett Frush, who died Feb. 21, 2011.
  • Former Rochester resident Donnie L. Ehlinger, 65, Knox, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at his residence.

    On July 5, 1952, in Rochester, Donnie Lee Ehlinger was born. He was the son of Harland "Bud" and Peggy Lou Hunter Ehlinger.

    In Knox on June 24, 2003, he married Betty Jane Napier, who survives.
  • Linda Mae Hathaway, of Grace Village Retirement Community in Winona Lake, formerly a longtime resident of rural Claypool, passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Grace Village Health Care at the age of 76.

    She was born on Jan. 9, 1942, in Goshen, to Charles Walker Smoker and Mary Kathryn Kline Smoker. On June 1, 1960, she married Perry Ray Hathaway, who survives.
  • Allen Jay Carey, 48, passed away at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in his residence. He was born on June 2, 1969, in Whitley County, to Rodney Carey and Yolanda Pruitt Kuta.

    He lived most of his life in Kosciusko County and was employed as a security officer at numerous places. He also worked at Beers Amusement. He attended many different churches around the community during his life. He was an avid video game player, especially World of War Craft. In addition, he enjoyed scuba diving, and loved being around friends, family and his grandkids.
  • Ruth L. Ridgway, 101, of Grace Village Assisted Living, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Kosciusko Community Hospital.

    Ruth was born the daughter of William and Bernice Goshert Rush on July 27, 1916, at Olkmulgee, Okla. On Nov. 25, 1937, she married Thurman Ridgway; he preceded her in death Sept. 17, 1992. Ruth enjoyed volunteering and graduated from Mentone High School.
  • Julie V. Sandoval, 22, Nappanee, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Nappanee.

    She was born Oct. 11, 1995, in South Bend, to Juan and Melba Ramos Sandoval.
  • Irene G. Davis, 99, Warsaw, died at 1:08 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at Lake City Place, Warsaw.
  • J. Carol Nice, 78, New Paris, and formerly of Warsaw, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa.
  • Edward Likens, 84, Warsaw, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in his residence.
  • James E. Bailey, 78, Warsaw, died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Mason Health Care and Rehabilitation, Warsaw.
  • Teresa Burnworth Baker, age 52, of Warsaw, passed away Feb. 16, 2018, at 4:25 a.m. in her residence.  She was born on June 26, 1965, in Wabash County.  Her parents were Larry and Lorretta Johnson Burnworth.
  • Patricia Ann “Pat” Radecki Kissinger, 80, Mentone, passed at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at her residence.
  • Barbara Jane Hicks, 74, North Manchester, died at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 15, 2018, in her residence.
  • Randall “Randy” Ray Piper, Warsaw, passed away Feb. 13, 2018, after a 15-month battle with lymphoma at the age of 67.
  • Dorothy P. Vick, 89, rural Akron, died at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at Hickory Creek of Rochester.
  • Gwenlyn E. “Gwen” Carter, 87, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • Erin Elizabeth Love, 36, Akron, died at 4:57 p.m. Feb. 14, 2018, at her residence.

    She was born May 27, 1981, in Rochester, to Charles and Darlene Sparks Drudge. On Dec. 31, 2004, in Miami County, she married Eric Michael Love.

    She lived in Akron all of her life. She graduated from Tippecanoe Valley High School in 1999.
  • Ardith J. Smythe, 85, rural Warsaw, died at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at Mason Health Care, Warsaw.

    She was born Jan. 20, 1933, in Liberty Mills, to John and Pearl Metzger Helvey. On Nov. 19, 1950, in Warsaw, she married Gene E. Smythe. He died Sept. 12, 1993.
  • Patricia A. Radecki Kissinger, 80, Mentone, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at her residence.
  • Gwenlyn E. “Gwen” Carter, 87, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • Lanny Michael Lane, 79, a lifetime Warsaw resident, was called home by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

    He was born in Warsaw on Dec. 16, 1938, to Lester “Jack” Lane and Jules Blue Lane. The youngest of six Lane children, Lanny was raised in his family’s home and graduated from Warsaw High School.
  • Russell J. “Russ” Moore, 92, Leesburg, passed away at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.

    He was born Dec. 5, 1925, in Fort Wayne, to William Earl and Frances I. Kline Moore.

    He attended South Side High School in Fort Wayne and was a United States Navy veteran. On Sept. 7, 1946, in Warsaw, he married Constance J. “Joan” Green, who survives.
  • James E. “Jamie” Prater, 41, South Whitley, passed away at 3:48 a.m. Feb. 13, 2018, in Kosciusko Community Hospital.

    He was born in Warsaw on Aug. 5, 1976, to Robert and Judy Roberts Prater. A lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, he had formerly worked in production at Explorer Van and Trail-Lite.
  • John Kent Surface, New Haven, passed away at 12:57 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at his residence at the age of 66.

    He was born Dec. 29, 1951, in Warsaw, to Cornelius Surface and Cameron Irene Brown Surface.

    John was a 55-year resident of Kosciusko County, where he was a 1970 graduate of Akron High School.
  • Randall “Randy” Mark Kensell, 58, Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Warsaw, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Fort Myers.

    He was born Oct. 2, 1959, in Alexandria, La., to Raymond and Marcella Kensell. His wife of 35 years, Betty Jo Kensell, survives.

    Local survivors include a son, Jessie (Bekah) Kensell, Winona Lake.
  • Stephen Ray Likens, 68, La Palma, Calif., passed away Feb. 2, 2018.

    He was born March 10, 1949, to Colonel and Josephine Garner Likens.

    Steve grew up on a small farm south of Pierceton, sharing a common bond with strong family connections and interactions.
  • Randy Piper, Warsaw, died at 11:26 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, Ill.
  • Ardith J. Smythe, 85, Warsaw, died at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at Mason Health Care, Warsaw.
  • Tabatha A. “Tabby” Reber, 41, Warsaw, passed away at 3:33 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.

    She was born July 6, 1976, in Burlington, N.C., to Harold Kent and Elizabeth A. “Ann” Rudd Wrenn.
  • Gloria Jesus Verteramo, 86, passed away quietly on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation, Fort Wayne.

    Gloria was born to Victor Egly and Henrietta Guerra Egly on Sept. 24, 1931, in Brownsville, Texas. She was one of five children raised in the family home.
  • Larry Francis Hairrell, 74, Oakgrove, Ky., formerly of Warsaw, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.

    He was born Sept. 16, 1943, in Lansing, Mich. On Oct. 15, 1967, he married Judith C. Goen.
  • Tara L. Miller-Draper, 41, Rochester, died at 10:28 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at her residence after a battle with cancer.

    She was born Feb. 20, 1976, in Hopkinsville, Ky., to Larry Hightower and Jodi A. Miller.
  • Russell J. “Russ” Moore, 92, Leesburg, died at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
  • Nelle R. Heiman, 95, Warsaw, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.

    She was born Aug. 9, 1922, in Coloma, Wis., to Harvey and Flora McLaughlin Shafman. She was married on Sept. 18, 1943, in Sparta, Wis., to James A. Heiman, who preceded her in death in 2002.
  • Larry D. Carey, Warsaw, passed away at 6:33 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at his residence. Having lived his 89 years well, he was called home by his Savior.

    He was born Dec. 12, 1928, in Huntington, to Esther Gardner and Fred O. Carey. On July 17, 1948, he was married to the love of his life, Hulleta Jackson, who survives. They spent most of their married lives in the Warsaw area, where they raised their children.
  • Carol Boden went to be with her Lord on Jan. 26, 2018, at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital, Brookfield, Wis. Carol had just recently moved from Warsaw to Brookfield to be near family members.

    She was born to Charles and Julia Diamond, Akron, Ohio, on Feb. 23, 1925, and was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. She married Raymond Paul Boden in Barberton, Ohio, on July 4, 1946; he preceded her in death in 2005
  • John Kent Surface, 66, New Haven, died at 12:57 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at his residence.

    He was born Dec. 29, 1951, in Warsaw, to Cornelius and Cameron Irene Brown Surface.

    John worked at Biomet, Zimmer and Warsaw Coil for many years.
  • Col. Ronald Paul Dunwell died Jan. 9, 2018, in Culpeper, Va.

    He was born in Warsaw on May 20, 1930, to Charles and Grace Campbell Dunwell.
  • Dawn Rena Ginn Grubbs, 41, Akron, died at 7:16 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

    She was born Jan. 2, 1977, in Plymouth, to Leonard and Cindy L. Harper Ginn.
  • Tabatha A. “Tabby” Reber, 41, Warsaw, died at 3:33 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
  • James E. Prater, 41, South Whitley, died at 3:48 a.m. today, Feb. 13, 2018, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

    Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel.
  • Memorials for Cora “Susie” Mae Baker may be made to Fellowship Missions, P.O. Box 382, Winona Lake, IN 46590.

    Mrs. Baker, 98, Silver Lake, died Feb. 11, 2018.
  • Cora “Susie” Mae Baker, Silver Lake, passed away peacefully in her residence at 12:26 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at the age of 98.

    She was born April 20, 1919, in Warsaw, to Ernest Bert Marvel and Minnie Opal Wolfe Marvel.

    She was a lifetime resident of Warsaw, where she was a 1937 graduate of Warsaw High School. She was a longtime member of Kosciusko County Saddle Club and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and a member of Abundant Life Assembly of God.
  • Donald G. Hatfield, known by most simply as “Don” or “Junior,” passed away in the early hours of Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital. He was 71 years old.

    Don was born to Donald A. and Leota Faye Pratt Hatfield in Warsaw and graduated from Warsaw High School.
  • Andrew Lee Wyckoff, 84, Warsaw, passed away at 6 a.m. Feb. 9, 2018, in his residence.

    He was born Jan. 31, 1934, to Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Hemmeger Wyckoff in Kokomo. On Nov. 18, 1993, he was united in marriage to Connie J. Christian in Warsaw.
  • Lauren M. Warren, 26, New Paris, died at 1:13 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, after a four-month battle with mesothelioma.

    She was born Jan. 20, 1992, in South Bend, to Michael and Cindie Eckhart Weldy.
  • Daniel Charles Runyan, 45, Portage, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at Franciscan Alliance Dyer Hospital.

    Daniel was born Sept. 21, 1972, in Indianapolis, where he lived until eighth grade, when his family moved to Warsaw.

    Daniel earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Purdue University, West Lafayette, where he was a member of the Delta Theta Sigma fraternity. After graduation, he worked as an environmental engineer for GE Environmental Co.
  • Connie J. Klein, 73, Gilead, died at 8:40 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

    She was born May 21, 1944, in Rochester, to Glen A. and Alice Gail Wright Teel. On Nov. 24, 1963, in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church of rural Akron, she was married to Jerry Klein. He survives.
  • Joyce Clark, 86, Delphi, formerly of Albion, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Health Care, Delphi.

    She was born Oct. 27, 1931, in Rochester, to the late Robert and Edna Reese Timbers. On Aug. 17, 1951, in Warsaw, she married Richard Clark, who preceded her in death.
  • Lloyd H. Stutzman, 82, Nappanee, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa.

    He was born Dec. 22, 1935, in Kosciusko County, to Harvey D. and Rosa Slabaugh Stutzman. On Nov. 22, 1956, he married Frieda Schmucker in Elkhart County. She survives.
  • Charlene Mae Junkin Hoffman, 79, Akron, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at her residence.

    She was born Dec. 31, 1938, in Hammond, to Elmer Carl and Dorothy Mae Mears Junkin. She married Paul Hoffman on June 5, 1992, in Albany, N.Y. He survives.
  • Dawn Grubbs, 41, Akron, died Feb. 10, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  • Gloria Verteramo, 86, Warsaw, formerly of Texas and Massachusetts, died at 6:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Bethlehem Woods Nursing Center, Fort Wayne.
  • Larry Carey, 89, Warsaw, died at 6:33 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in his residence.
  • Joyce Ann Addair Bostic passed away Feb. 8, 2018, at 68 years old.

    She was born Aug. 25, 1949, to Cecil and Connie Christian Addair in Iaeger, W.Va.

    She graduated from Iaeger High School in 1967.

    On Aug. 22, 1970, she married Terry Wayne Bostic. They celebrated 47 years of marriage.
  • Vivian A. “Viv” Simmons, 92, North Manchester, died at 6:35 p.m. Feb. 8, 2018, in Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester.

    He was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Bedford, to Raymond S. and Rose Wagoner Simmons. He was married to Neva J. Owens on March 16, 1947. She died Aug. 26, 2000.
  • Larry L. Penrod, 78, Millersburg, died at 12:24 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Orchard Pointe, Kendallville, after a long illness.

    He was born July 1, 1939, in Mishawaka, to Noel and Ireta Brenneman Penrod. On Aug. 13, 1960, he married Monta Lou Johnson in Mishawaka. She survives.
  • James C. Munson was called home by his Savior from his rural Warsaw home on Feb. 6, 2018. He was 74 years old.

    James was born Aug. 10, 1943, in Warsaw, to Charles A. and Mable L. Holderman Munson. He spent his life in the local area and had attended the former Jefferson High School.
  • Ina V. Neal, 76, Warsaw, passed away at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

    She was born May 1, 1941, to Jess and Martha Davis Creekmore in Pine Knot, Ky.
  • Memorials for Norman L. Snyder may be made to Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 1913, Warsaw, IN 46581-1913.

    Mr. Snyder, 79, Warsaw, died Feb. 5, 2018.
  • Andrew Wyckoff, 84, Warsaw, died at 6 a.m. Friday, Feb.  9, 2018, in his residence.
  • Joyce Bostic, 68, Warsaw, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Parkview Hospice Care, Fort Wayne.
  • “Gracious hostess,” “creative teacher,” “enthusiastic traveler and Florida snowbird,” “avid collector of antique dolls,” “life-long Hoosier,” “classy lady and loyal friend,” “so much fun.” The flame from this petite woman with the out-sized personality will endure among those who loved her long after her death.

    She died Feb. 5, 2018, in Bloomington.
  • Thelma Jean Rudd, 85, Rochester, died at 12:10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Hickory Creek at Rochester after a battle with Alzheimer's.

    She was born May 9, 1932, in Silver Lake, to Ossie and Dora Craft Howard. She married James G. Rudd in Silver Lake on May 8, 1949.  He died June 18, 2014.
  • Frank Robert Sivicek, 91, Leesburg, passed away at 8:23 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Courtyard Health Care, Goshen.

    He was born Aug. 11, 1926, in Chicago, Ill., to Andrew John and Anna Mary Galcik Sivicek.
  • Jack Bernell Cummins Sr., 78, Bourbon, died at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at home.

    He was born Nov. 22, 1939, in LaPorte, to Harry and Sylvia Brannan Cummins. He married Sarah Luvenia Johnson on Sept. 19, 1959, in Plymouth. She died Nov. 23, 2002. He married Gloria Thompson on Oct. 23, 2004, in Inwood. She died Aug. 27, 2014.
  • Ina V. Neal, 76, Warsaw, died at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • Sara Jane Rife Smith passed away Feb. 5, 2018, following a brief but fittingly tenacious battle with cancer; she was 83.

    Born and raised in Kokomo, she was the only child of Alice Katherine Mays Rife and Howard Jennings Rife, both of whom preceded her in death.

    She is survived by one son, Edward “Ted” Smith; daughter-in-law, Kate Macdonald Smith; and grandsons Thomas and Griffin Smith, all of San Francisco, Calif. She also leaves behind an entire generation of now-middle-age men and women who knew her simply and lovingly as “Fred,” a badge of honor she wore proudly.
  • Dottie Marie Nixon, 70, South Whitley, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at her residence.

    She was born July 19, 1947, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Robert and Laura Miller. On May 29, 1976, in Rochester, she married Michael J. Nixon; he survives.

    Dottie was a graduate of Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis, and had a bachelor’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. She had worked as an accountant for many years at Fox Products, South Whitley.
  • Norman L. Snyder, 79, Warsaw, passed away at 7:33 p.m. Feb. 5, 2018, in Kosciusko Community Hospital.

    He was born June 28, 1938, in Mexico, to Raymond and Margaret Burkett Snyder. On June 26, 1976, in St. Petersburg, Fla., he was united in marriage to Dorothy Miller, who survives.
  • Larry D. Stabler, 76, Warsaw, passed away at 9:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Kosciusko Community Hospital.

    He was born Jan. 5, 1942, to Glen and Mildred Fought Stabler in Syracuse. He was a lifelong Kosciusko County resident.

    On Nov. 20, 1996, he was united in marriage to Sheryl Neff in Warsaw.
  • Melvin L. “Mel” Weaver, 91, Syracuse, passed away at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at his home.

    He was born Jan. 22, 1927, in Warsaw, to Russell and Mary Jane Polk Weaver.

    He lived most of his life in the Syracuse area, attended Syracuse Public Schools and took welding classes in Columbia City.

    He was married on April 18, 1954, in Syracuse, to Ethel M. Denton, who survives.
  • Katherine E. Longenecker, 96, Bristol, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at Goshen Hospital.

    She was born Nov. 28, 1921, in Cromwell, to Eldon and Rosa K. Knepper Stoner.

    She graduated in 1941 from Cromwell High School and on Sept. 29, 1945, in Wakarusa, she married Walter Calvin Longenecker, who preceded her in 2001.
  • Dean E. Thompson, Kansas City, Mo., died Feb. 3, 2018.  

    Dean was born in Claypool to Ralph and Jessie Thompson.  

    He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, Gene.
  • Christopher A. Trigg,  45, Rochester, died at 8:27 p.m. Feb. 4, 2018, in Woodlawn Hospital.
  • James C. Munson, 74, rural Warsaw, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in his home.
  • Frank Robert Sivicek, 91, Leesburg, died at 8:23 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Courtyard Healthcare, Goshen.
  • Bruce D. McClintic, 92, Milford, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Milford.

    He was born Jan. 5, 1926, to Eston and Blanche McClintic in Syracuse. He married Eva J. Wineland on April 26, 1947; she passed on Jan. 1, 2015.

    Bruce was a beloved member of the Milford community for many years. For 20 years, he worked as a crane operator at Sturm & Dillard Gravel Co. He also worked as a mechanic for Phend & Brown and later, C.S. Myers Ford.
  • Emogene M. Davis, 101, North Webster, passed away at 4:40 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Goshen Hospital.

    She was born Oct. 24, 1916, in Rushville, to Glenn Lewis and Edythe Belle Longfellow Greenlee.
  • Sandra K. "Sandy" Boyer, 78, Syracuse, passed away at 1:40 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at the Warsaw Meadows Care Center.

    She was born Oct. 22, 1939, in Three Rivers, Mich., to Wendell L. and Melvae Marie Houser Drew.
  • Macks S. Swick, 71, Warsaw, formerly of rural Claypool, died at 9:48 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

    He was born Dec. 9, 1946, in Kosciusko County, to Claude E. and Fern E. Warren Swick. He remarried on Dec. 9, 2003, in Warsaw, to Donna McCord. She survives.
  • Matias Luva-Garcia, 2 days, died at 5:57 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at Indiana University Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

  • Melvin L. “Mel” Weaver, 91, Syracuse, died at 4:50 a.m. today, Feb. 6, 2018, at his home.
  • Larry D. Stabler, 76, Warsaw, died at 9:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Kosciusko Community Hospital. 

  • Norman L. Snyder, 79, Warsaw, died at 7:33 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.