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  • ROCHESTER – David A. Tomich, 60, Bremen, passed away at 2:19 p.m. Jan. 19, 2017, at St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka.
  • Neva Lucille O’Connor, 58, Fort Wayne, formerly of Syracuse and North Webster, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Jan. 18, 2017, at Parkview Randalia Hospital, Fort Wayne. 
    She was born Nov. 11, 1958, in Columbia City, to Maurice R. and Donna L. Rockwell Snyder.
  • Shirley Swartz,, 81, Warsaw, passed away at 10:53 a.m. Jan. 18, 2017, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
    On March 6, 1935, she was born in Warsaw, to John and Lillian Heisler Pifer. She was united in marriage to John R. Swartz on June 30, 1966, in Warsaw. He preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1997.
    A lifetime resident of Warsaw, she was a graduate of Warsaw High School, class of 1953. She worked for Warsaw Community High School as the cafeteria manager and food service. She retired in 2011. 
    She was a member of Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, Warsaw, where she was also on the church board. She was a very sociable person and was active with the Salvation Army, volunteered at the police academy and was on the board at Wagon Wheel Theater, Warsaw.
    She is survived by two daughters, Tara (spouse Jason) Strickler, Warsaw, and Erika (spouse Greg) Hollar, Warsaw; five grandchildren: Blake, Chandler and Taylor Strickler, and Levi and Zoey Hollar; her sister, Helen Petro, Asheville, N.C.; her brother, Robert Pifer, Nappanee; and several nephews and nieces. 
    She was also preceded by her parents.
    A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with Chaplain Forrest Tabor officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
    Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral chapel.
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    Memorials to The Salvation Army, 501 E. Arthur St., Warsaw, IN 46580.
    To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, go to mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.
     
  • Robert David Kissell, born May 8, 1935, in South Bend, passed peacefully, surrounded by his family, to arrive for his next tee time in joining the Lord’s foursome in heaven on Jan. 18, 2017. 
  • Jean Hopkins, 50, Pierceton, died Jan. 19, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
    Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.
     
  • Virginia Hughes, 83, Warsaw, passed away at 4:04 a.m. Jan. 19, 2017, in her residence.
    On Dec. 4, 1933, she was born in Columbia City, to James L. and Zella Betzner Wolfe. She was united in marriage to Jerry Hughes on Dec. 10, 1977. He preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 2007.
    Moving to Warsaw in 1977, she worked as a floor inspector for Dana Weatherhead, retiring in 1992. She was also a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Warsaw.
  •  Joanne Vera Holbrook passed away in Kosciusko Community Hospital in the early hours of Jan. 19, 2017. She was 86 years old. 
    On Sept. 24, 1930, she was born to Dale Babcock and Vera Cartwright in Warsaw. It was here, in Warsaw, where she would spend most of her adult life and where she would marry Richard Holbrook Sr. 
  • Vern E. Hershberger, 78, Nappanee, passed away peacefully at his home at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 19, 2017, after a long illness. 
    He was born June 19, 1938, in Goshen, to Ezra and Katie Yoder Hershberger. On Sept. 3, 1959, he married Rachel Miller. She survives.
    Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
  •  , Beth Ann Gill, 55, Warsaw, passed away at 3:02 p.m. Jan. 18, 2017, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. 
    She was born March 3, 1961, in Plymouth, and was the daughter of Mike and Sue Lemert Gill.
    She was a lifetime Warsaw resident and retired from Marsh Supermarket, Warsaw, after serving in the bakery department as a cake decorator. She attended St. Anne’s Episcopal Church.
  • Vanetta A. “Peg” Garber, 90, Warsaw, passed away at 4 a.m. Jan. 19, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. 
    She was born Nov. 19, 1926, in Norcatur, Kan., to Erhard and Eulalah Chappel Rydquist.
    She graduated from Warsaw High School with the class of 1944. On Sept. 14, 1947, she was united in marriage to Albert C. “Gabby” Garber, who preceded her in death March 8, 2009.
  • Paul Mike Berger, 69, Warsaw, passed away at 8:50 a.m. Jan. 20, 2017, in his residence.
    Arrangements are pending at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
     
  • Billy R. Osborne,passed away at 9:28 p.m. Jan. 14, 2017, in Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Medical Center.
    He was born Oct. 8, 1940, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Dewy and Julia Tussey Osborne, who both preceded him in death. He married Linda L. Rapp on March 10, 1961, in Michigan.
  • Janice E. Fisher, 70, Greenfield, passed away on Jan. 8, 2017, in Indianapolis. 
    She was born Jan. 2, 1947, in Marion, to Robert and Barbara Stover. 
  • Venetta “Peg” Garber, 90, passed away at 4 a.m. Jan. 19, 2017, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
    Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
  • ROCHESTER — Jacquelynn Wiersema, 61, Rochester, formerly of Silvis, Ill., passed away Jan. 16, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. 
    She was born Dec. 6, 1955, in Moline, Ill., to Jess H. and Cleo O. Hernandez Belman. She married Dennis Wiersema on Dec. 30, 1977, in East Moline, Ill. 
    A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Silvis. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, with a rosary recital at 4 p.m., at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis. 
    Local arrangement were by Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester. 
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    Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
    Condolences may be sent to her family at www.good
    familyfh.com or www.schrodermortuary.com.


  • MENTONE — David M. Pursifull, 75, rural Rochester, died at 11 a.m. Jan. 17, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
    He was born Feb. 12, 1941, in Huntington County, to Cedric and Velta Redman Pursifull. On April 30, 1983, in Tallmadge, Mich., he married Wilma N. Bosscher, who survives.
    Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with Pastor Rod Ruberg officiating. Burial will be in Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
    Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
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    Memorials to Riverview Community Church, 3780 Ind. 110, Tippecanoe, IN 46570.
    Share a memory or send a condolence at www.hartzler
    funeralservices.com.
  • PLYMOUTH — Roger L. Emmons Sr., 79, passed away in his home surrounded by his family at 4:40 p.m. Jan. 17, 2017.
    He was born Aug. 17, 1937, in LaPaz, to Karl “Bill” and Julia E. Taylor Emmons. He graduated from LaPaz High School with the class of 1955.
    He served our country in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge in 1958.
  • Brooks Butler, 65, Warsaw, passed away at 8 a.m. Jan. 18, 2017, in his residence.
    On March 20, 1951, he was born in Warsaw to Frank C. and Barbara Joan Norris Butler. He was united in marriage to Angie Norris on Sept. 9, 1989, in Warsaw; she survives.
  • SYRACUSE — Marjorie M. Kleinknight Cox, 99, Goshen, formerly of Syracuse, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Jan. 17, 2017, at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen. 
    She was born May 2, 1917, in Uniondale, to Van A. and Clellah Cupp Barrick. On Aug. 30, 1935, in Angola, she married Edwin A. “Ed” Kleinknight, who preceded her in 1971. In 1974, she married J. Barton Cox, who preceded her in 1975. 
  • Shirley Ann Swartz, 81, Warsaw, passed away at 10:53 a.m. Jan. 18, 2017, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
    Arrangements are pending at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
  • MENTONE – David M. Pursifull, 75, rural Rochester, died at 11 a.m. Jan. 17, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
  • ROCHESTER – Cathy Lowe, 69,  Rochester, died Jan. 15, 2017, at Hickory Creek, Rochester.
  • ROCHESTER — Deborah L. Lebo, 58, Rochester, was surrounded by her family when she passed away at 1:20 a.m. Jan. 17, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital, following a battle with cancer.
  • Edith A. Neer, 95, passed away Jan. 13, 2017, in Majestic Oaks Rehabilitation, Orange City, Fla.
  • COLUMBIA CITY — Dale Wayne Moser, 86, rural Columbia City, went to be with the Lord at 6 a.m. Jan. 17, 2017. He was an inpatient at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
  • Gloria Lorraine Bradway, 87, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Jan. 16, 2017, at her Warsaw home.
  • FORT WAYNE — Lawton Carter Jr. II, 39, passed away Jan. 12, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. 
  • James M. “Jim” Hile, 77, Warsaw, passed away Jan. 12, 2017, at his home. 
    He was born Jan. 7, 1940, in Warsaw, to Robert H. and Mabel N. Moran Hile. 
    He was a lifetime Warsaw area resident and graduated in 1959 from Warsaw High School. He was a truck driver for various local companies most of his life. 
    He is survived by a brother, Robert (spouse Linda) Hile, Warsaw; and a stepsister, Janet Shepherd, Warsaw.
    He was preceded by his parents. 
    No public services will be held. Private family burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery at later date. 
    Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, Warsaw, is in charge of arrangements.
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    Memorials to the James Hile Funeral Fund, c/o Cremation Services, 4356 N. Ind. 15, Warsaw, IN 46582. 
    To send condolences to the family in James Hile’s memory, visit www.cremationserviceskc.com.
     
  • Barbara J. Manahan, Winona Lake, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 13, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, at the age of 75. 
    She was born Oct. 24, 1941, in Battle Creek, Mich., to Henry and Wilna Fleming Campbell. She was married on July 18, 1964, and shared 52 wonderful years with Ronald E. Manahan, who survives in Winona Lake.  
  • SYRACUSE — Jeannette L. Cripe Lee, 90, Goshen, formerly of Syracuse, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Jan. 14, 2017, at Courtyard Healthcare Center, Goshen. 
    She was born Dec. 29, 1926, in Syracuse, to Gideon Olen and Chloie Hoover LeCount. On July 1, 1943, she married Ray Cripe, who died Sept. 23, 1980. On Jan. 14, 1984, in Syracuse, she married Cletus A. Lee, who died Oct. 5, 2010. 
    Graveside services were planned for 11 a.m. today at Syracuse Cemetery with Pastor Jim Gillette officiating. 
    Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Clearview United Brethren Church, 67622 U.S. 33, Goshen, with Pastor Hubert Schmucker officiating. 
    Owen Family Funeral Home, Syracuse, is in charge of arrangements.
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    Memorials to Clearview United Brethren Church, 67622 U.S. 33, Goshen, IN 46526.
    To send condolences to the family in Jeannette Lee’s memory, visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
  • Sherman Coy Jr., 96, Warsaw, passed away shortly before 9 a.m. Jan. 13, 2017, in his home.
    He was born Jan. 4, 1921, in Syracuse, to Sherman Sr. and Hazel L. Goble Coy. On July 9, 1972, in Sullivan, he married Katheryn Yates; they were married 44 years.
    He was a 1939 graduate of Goshen High School. 
    He was inducted into the United States Army in 1944, serving overseas in May 1945; he was involved in World War II South Pacific Theatre. He joined five-star General Douglas MacArthur in June 1945, working with 18 members under him as guards for General MacArthur through Nov. 15, 1947.  He was honorably discharged through Great Lake Naval Training Center on Dec. 3, 1947.
    He was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County. He worked in tool and die at GTI for nearly 25 years.
    He was a lifetime member of VFW 1126 and American Legion Menzie Reece Post 258 in Pierceton for 63 years. He enjoyed anything outdoors, including gardening, camping and fishing. He loved his family.
    Survivors include his wife, Katheryn Yates Coy, Warsaw; two daughters, Sandra England, Winona Lake, and Mildred Burchett, Peru; a son, Carl Coy Sr., Winona Lake; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Coy; two brothers, Carl and Eugene Coy; a sister, Marquerite Kitson; and a niece, Phyllis Kitson.
    Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 Sheridan St., Warsaw.
    Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday a the funeral home with Pastor Ken Locke, Salvation Army, officiating.
    Burial will be in Syracuse Cemetery, with military graveside honors conducted by members of the United States Army and by members of  American Legion Post 258.
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    Memorials to the family care of Titus Funeral Home PO Box 705, Warsaw, IN 46581-0705; www.titusfuneralhome.com.
  • Otto Burchett passed away on Jan. 12, 2017, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing at 81 years old.
    He was born on Feb. 26, 1935, in Prestonsburg, Ky. He was raised by his mother, Alta Miller, and eventually moved to Ohio before settling in Warsaw in his early twenties. 
    He had been self-employed as a carpenter and real estate investor, flipping houses and performing remodeling.
    For many years, he had been a member of the Warsaw Moose Lodge and the VFW. He was an entrepreneur who was driven to work hard and who loved making money, no matter how small the amount. He was a caring father who loved spending time with his three daughters and his family. He loved joking with people and could be very ornery. He especially loved joking with his good friend, John “Redbone” Hughes.
    Those left with memories to treasure include his three daughters: Dianna Burchett, Linda Burchett-Leeper and Barbara (spouse Tim) Rohr, all of Warsaw; nine grandchildren: Jill Kerby, Warsaw; Sherry Gatke, Warsaw; Misty Osborne, Minnesota; Michael Krise, Florida; Ashley (spouse Patrick) Richardson, Fort Wayne; Amanda (spouse Mark) Poling, Warsaw; Zachary Dustin, Warsaw; Morgan Rohr, Warsaw; and Taylor Rohr, Warsaw; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lois Waddle and Lola Vires, both of Warsaw. He is also survived by his best buddy, Little-Bit, the dog.
    Those who preceded him in passing include his mother, Alta (née Miller) Waddle; a grandson, Ashton Rohr, March 2001; and the love of his life, Alice Rhoads, November 2014.
    The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw. A funeral service that celebrates Otto’s life will follow the visitation, beginning at noon. Pastor Bob Jarboe, chaplain of Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, will officiate the service. 
    Burial will take place in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
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    Memorials to K21 Health Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund, P. O. Box 1810, Warsaw, IN 46581-1810.
     
  • Wayne Marvin Nicola, Warsaw, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Jan. 15, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Fort Wayne at the age of 79.
    He was born July 31, 1937, in Eastport, Mich., to Wilburt Nicola and Marian Batterbee Nicola. On June 21, 1958, he was married to Erma Haught, who survives in Warsaw.
  • ANDERSON – Chazz Logen Lee Crippin, 5, Anderson, passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at St. Vincent Peyton Manning Children's Hospital Indianapolis. He was born April 15, 2011, in Fort Wayne. 
  • BOURBON — Barbara Holle, 82, rural Etna Green, passed away Jan. 6, 2017, at home in the care of Great Lakes Hospice and her family.
    She was born Aug. 29, 1934, the daughter of Fred and Irene Oakley Freeman, at Kokomo. She was a resident of the area all of her life. She was a homemaker and had worked at various trailer factories and at Jomac Products, Warsaw. She was a member of the Jr. ONO of Etna Green and a graduate of North Webster High School. In her spare time she was an avid gardener, but most of all a stay-at-home mom where she could care for her children.
    She married John “Jack” Holle on Aug. 28, 1953; he preceded in death Oct. 9, 2004. 
    She leaves behind her caring family: daughters, Debbie (spouse Michael) Romine, Campobello, S.C., and Tina Tomlinson, Warsaw; and sons, Brett Holle and John J. (spouse Kathy) Holle, both of Arlington, Texas. She also was blessed with 10 grandchildren: Lana Payton, Holly Kiel, Scott Warren, Michael Warren, Bryon Warren, Zachary Holle, Staci Holle, Jacob Holle, Amy Holle and Derrick Stephenson; eight great-grandchildren; her sister, Judy Owen, Albion, Ind.; and her brother, Jim Freeman, Albion, Mich. The family would also like to recognize her very special friends and neighbors, the Dave Leiter family.
    She was preceded by her parents; her husband; a sister, Mary Stouder, Jan. 1, 2017; two half sisters; and a half brother, Alvin Freeman. 
    A memorial celebration of Mary’s life will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon. A memorial service will follow, with Pastor Jordan Ickes officiating.
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    Memorials to John Holle Cancer Benefit, c/o Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon, IN 46504. 
    Condolences may be left at deatonclemensfh.com.
     
  • Mariette E. Barker, 78, North Manchester, formerly of Wabash, died at 9:05 p.m. Jan. 12, 2017, at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.
  • Betty Louise Yarian Bucher Shireman Scott, 88, formerly of Akron, passed at 1:20 p.m. Jan. 12, 2017, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
  • Joseph George Deal, 74, North Manchester, died at 8:45 p.m. Jan. 12, 2017, in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.
  • Clara L. Shinn, 98, Indianapolis, formerly of Warsaw, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Jan. 12, 2017, at Community Hospital South, Indianapolis.
  • Sherman Coy Jr., 96, Warsaw, died Jan. 13, 2017, in his home.
  • AKRON — John W. Hopkins, 70, Akron, died at 11:43 p.m. Jan. 12, 2017, at his residence.
    Arrangements are pending at Earl-Love Funeral Home, Akron.
     
  • ROCHESTER — Gene Cannedy, 79, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at Life Care Center, Rochester, at 4:20 p.m. Jan. 11, 2017.
    Born in Carterville, Ill., on Dec. 26, 1937, he was the son of Lester and Nellie Cannedy. He was first married to Pauline Freel.; they divorced. On Nov. 27, 1982,  in Lansing, Ill., he married Donna Werkheiser. She survives.
    A celebration of his life will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Aaron McCombs will officiate.
    Friends may visit with his family from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and two hours prior to the service Saturday in the funeral home. 
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    Memorials to the Kewanna Church of Christ, 116 S. Logan St., Kewanna, IN 46939.  
    Friends may send expressions of sympathy to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.
     
  • Phillip L. Harden, 81, joined with his Lord and Savior on Jan. 11, 2017. He was surrounded by his family at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.
    He was born Jan. 26, 1935, in South Bend, and graduated from Silver Lake School and Tri-State University. He was united in marriage with Velma Juday on Aug. 15, 1954. They were married 62 years.
    He worked at Bowmar Instrument Corp. for 15 years; founded and ran V H Electronics, Harden Industries and Harden Electric; and ran a large family farming operation before retiring.
    He was a member of Zanesville United Methodist Church since 1973. He loved his family, fishing, farming  and retreats in Florida.
    He is survived by his wife, Velma, Roanoke; a sister, Doris (spouse Milton) Bloom, Warsaw; a daughter, Sheryl (spouse Rick) Lee, Roanoke; sons, Jim (spouse Terri) Harden, Roanoke, and Ken (spouse Nancy) Harden, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; grandchildren: Matt Wymer, Indianapolis; Lisa Wymer, Fort Wayne; Andy Harden, Georgia; Zane Harden, Roanoke; Glenn Harden, Zanesville; and Galen Harden, Virginia; and great-grandchildren, Gabe, Malakhi and Evelyn, Georgia.
    He was preceded by his parents, Phillip and Jennie Harden; and sister, Jackie Kerlin.
    Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Zanesville United Methodist Church and one hour prior to the funeral service at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.
    Burial will be at Hoverstock Cemetery, Zanesville.
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    Memorials to Zanesville United Methodist Church.
  • Margaret Ann Orr, 69, won her battle with dementia; she passed away peacefully at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2017, at home.
    On March 10, 1947, she was born in Fort Wayne to William and Ilah Huffman Hamilton. She grew up in Warsaw, graduating from Warsaw High School in 1965.
    On Aug. 26, 1972, she married Michael Orr. They have two children, Thomas (spouse Theresa) Orr and Erin Sampson (fiancé Justin Perry).
    She worked at R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., Edgewood Middle School and Warsaw Community Public Library. 
    She is survived by her husband; two children; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She also is survived by two sisters, Rosemary Thompson and Peggy O’Brien. 
    She was preceded by her parents and her brother, Bill Hamilton.
    Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
    A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral chapel, with Lew Collier officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.
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    Memorials to Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581-1196
    To sign the guestbook or send a condolence, go to www.mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.
     
  • Thomas Lee Manges, 81, Versailles, Ky., formerly of Leesburg, passed away Dec. 5, 2016.
    He was born Sept. 26, 1935. He married Shirley Tudder, who preceded him in death in February 2016.
    He is survived by a son, Thomas Lee Manges Jr. (wife Karen) and family; and a sister, Carolyn West.
    Services were Dec. 11, 2016, in Lebanon, Ky.
  • John Alan Groat, 67, a lifetime resident of Warsaw, passed away on Jan. 10, 2017 in his home. 
    He was the son of John R. and Ethel L. Anderson Groat. He was a 1967 graduate of Warsaw Community High School.
    He was married to Joyce E. Easterday on June 26, 1971, in Columbia City’s Faith Baptist Church. She survives in Fort Wayne.
    He had worked for DePuy as a machinist for more than 30 years. He was a former member of Warsaw Wesleyan Church and enjoyed congregational singing at church. He enjoyed many types of music, especially traditional Christian hymns.
    Those who survive include his wife of 45 years, Joyce Groat, Fort Wayne; daughter and son-in-law, Ethel and Rod Massing, Fort Wayne; two grandsons, Kevin Massing, Columbus, Ohio, and Donavin Massing, Fort Wayne; and his brother, Robert Groat, Richland, Mo. 
    He was preceded by his mother, Ethel Groat; father, John R. Groat; stepmother, Nellie Groat; and two sisters, Alma Ragan and Eva Engle.
    A memorial service is planned at a later date. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
    Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, assisted the family with arrangements.
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    Memorials to the Mirro Center for Research c/o Parkview Hospital Foundation, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46845. Please indicate “research” in the memo line.
    Condolences may be sent to the family at www.TitusFuneralHome.com. 
     

  • Otto Burchett, 81, Warsaw, died at 1:35 p.m. Jan. 12, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
    Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.
     
  • Mike Carpenter, 59, Warsaw, passed away at 10:41 a.m. Jan. 10, 2017, in his residence.
    Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
  • ROCHESTER — Earl Cannedy, 79, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 4:20 p.m. Jan. 11, 2017, at Life Care Center, Rochester.   
    Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
     
  • John Alan Groat, 67, Warsaw, died Jan. 10, 2017, in his home.
    Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.
  • Margaret Ann Orr, 69, Warsaw, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2017, in her residence.
    Arrangements are pending at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
  • SYRACUSE —  Thomas August Kuemmel 73, Syracuse, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Jan. 9, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Milford. 
    He was born May 28, 1943, in Sandusky, Ohio, to August Oliver and Beulah Ann Luberger Kuemmel.
  • NAPPANEE — Beverly Jean Williams, 79, Nappanee, died at 1:45 a.m. Jan. 10, 2017, at her residence after a four-month illness. 
    She was born July 14, 1937, in Kosciusko County, to Dale and Louis Laudeman George. On July 21, 1957, she married Leo Eldon Williams in Nappanee. He survives.
  • COLUMBIA CITY — Janice Kay Andrews, 68, Larwill, passed away at 9:10 p.m. Jan. 8, 2017, at her home.
    Born June 6, 1948, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Roscoe Francis "Bud" and Alice Ruth Gaff Parker.
    She graduated from Larwill High School with the class of 1966. On Aug. 30, 1969, she married Gene Andrews at the Columbia City United Methodist Church. 
  • BOURBON — Duane Douglas “Squirrel” Westafer 65, Englewood, Fla., formerly of Bourbon, passed away Jan. 9, 2017, from an eight-month illness to cancer. His family was at his side at the time of his death.
  • ROCHESTER – Elmer J. "Don" Douglass, 86, Kewanna, passed away at 5:40 a.m. Jan. 10, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.
    Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
  • NAPPANEE – Verda Hochstetler, 93, Nappanee, died at 10:50 p.m. Jan. 8, 2017, at her residence.
    She was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Marshall County, to Eli J. and Sarah Miller Hochstetler
  • Douglas D. “Doug” Bowser Sr., 80, North Webster, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Jan. 9, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Syracuse.
    He was born April 19, 1936, in Pierceton, to George Deverl and Evelyn L. Lewellan Bowser.
  • Robert D. “Bob” Crum Jr., 66, of Warsaw, passed away at 10:35 p.m. Jan. 8, 2017, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
    On March 14, 1950, he was born in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Robert and Betty Fraley Crum Sr.
    He was united in marriage to Donna F. Wallen on June 16, 1973, in C