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  • Jack A. Doll, 87, Leesburg, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Nov. 30, 2016, in Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
    He was born May 5, 1929, to Clarence S. and Martha M. Gumm Doll in Rock Island, Ill. Both preceded him in death. On Oct. 14, 1961, he married Sally J. Thomas, who survives. 
  • MENTONE — Opal R. Epler, 92, formerly of Palestine, died at 1:35 a.m. Nov. 30, 2016, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
    She was born Oct. 26, 1924, in Akron, to Gordon and Edith Vandermark Young. On April 5, 1947, in New Castle, she married Glen S. Epler, who died Nov. 24, 1993.
    A graveside services is planned at Palestine Cemetery.
    King Memorial Home, Mentone, is in charge of arrangements.
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    Condolences may be shared at www.hartzlerfuneral
    services.com.


  • NORTH WEBSTER — Laurajene Plymale, 88, North Webster, passed away at 8:42 a.m. Dec. 1, 2016, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. 
    Arrangements are pending at Owen Family Funeral Home, Ind. 13 and CR 500N, North Webster. 
  • NAPPANEE — Mary Ann Miller Hochstetler, 90, Nappanee, died at 1:05 a.m. Dec. 1, 2016, at her daughter’s residence.  
    She was born June 3, 1926, in Arthur, Ill., to Stephen and Emma Gingerich Miller. On Oct. 20, 1949, she married Jonas Hochstetler, who died Jan. 12, 1997.
    Family and friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday at the family residence, 26732 CR 52, where funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Bishop Lonnie Kauffman and the Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate.  
    Burial will be in West Union Center Amish Cemetery.
    Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
  • ROCHESTER– Barbara M. Smith, 83, Leiters Ford, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Nov. 29, 2016,  in Rock Hill, S.C.  
    Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester
  • Lucille E. Kuntz Neidlinger, 94, resident of Grace Village, Winona Lake, passed away at 1:44 a.m. Nov. 29, 2016, in Grace Village with her family at her side. 
    She was born June 17, 1922, to Howard and Nina Anglin Brock, in Inwood. She married Philip Kuntz Jr. on Jan. 1, 1942; he died Aug. 21, 1978. Later she married Russell Neidlinger and they moved to Plymouth, Bremen and later to Grace Village at Winona Lake. He passed away in 2005. 
  • Wallace “Wally” M. Correll, 82, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Nov. 22, 2016, in Warsaw Meadows Care Center.
    He was born June 1, 1934, to Waldon “Bud” and Loa Pyle Correll in Warsaw. In 1960 he was married to Frances E. Smith. Together, the two would share nearly 55 years before her passing on July 2, 2014.
  • Sarah “Sally” A. Smith, 85, Leesburg, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Nov. 24, 2016, at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw. 
    She attended Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, graduating in 1949. She then attended Franklin College and received her bachelor’s degree in 1953. While there she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. 
  •  Diane Henson, 38, Milford, passed away Nov. 28, 2016, at her home. 
    She was born June 8, 1978, in Fort Wayne, to Ronald Garber and Debbie Henson. She was a lifelong area resident. 
    She was the glue for many family members and always created a safe haven for anyone in need. To say the very least, she was a very humble and kind person. 
  • NAPPANEE – Rosa M. Miller 88, Nappanee, died unexpectedly at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 29, 2016, at Elkhart General Hospital, where she had been a patient since Monday.
    She was born Nov.  1, 1928, in Nappanee, to Manas D. and Fannie C. Hochstetler Miller.
    Family and friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday and all day Thursday at the Earl Schwartz residence, 30538 CR 56. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Schwartz residence. Home ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate, and burial will be in Weldy Cemetery.
    Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
  • County Jail Bookings
     The following people were preliminarily charged and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail:
    • 2:03 p.m. Monday – Michael Lynn Losher, 35, of 607 W. Brooklyn St., Syracuse, arrested for failure to appear. No bond set.
    • 2:46 p.m. Monday – Jordan William George Grimm, 23, of 548 Clinic Court,?Warsaw, arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, fraud on a financial institution and driving while suspended. Bond: $7,200 
    • 3:21 p.m. Monday – Bradley Matthew Prater, 22, of 1022 E. Market St., Warsaw, arrested for corrupt business influence. Bond: $10,250.
    • 3:54 p.m. Monday – Kyle Thomas Henson, 31, of 321 S. High St. Warsaw, arrested for drug court violation. No bond set.
    • 4:24 p.m. Monday – Shannon Lynn?Dellinger, 31, of 104 N. Main St., Sidney, arrested for possession of marijuana. Bond: $600.
    • 4:23 p.m. Monday – Laura Leann Lent, 42, of 104 N.?Main St., Sidney, arrested for marijuana. Bond: $600.
    • 10 p.m. Monday – Joshua Ryan Auer, 23,  of 1873 E. CR 500S, Warsaw, arrested for criminal trespass. Bond: $500.
    • 1:22 a.m. today – Todd Robert Valentine, 40, of 306 E. Lynwood Drive, Syracuse, arrested for strangulation. Bond: $25,250.
    • 1:55 a.m. today – Chad Franklin Layman, 37, New Paris, arrested for driving while suspended. Bond: $450. 
  • NORTH MANCHESTER – Donna J. Renicker, 82, Winona Lake, formerly of North Manchester, died at 2:30 a.m. Nov. 27, 2016, at Grace Village Retirement Center, Winona Lake.
    She was born July 19, 1934, in Pendleton to Walter A. and Mary L. Stoner Hopkins. On Jan. 16, 1954, she married Wayne E. Renicker, who died April 13, 2013. 
    She was a homemak
  • Wallace M. Correll, 82, Warsaw, died at 7:45 p.m. Nov. 22, 2016, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center.
    Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.

  • Ronald W. Wonso, DDS, 74, died Nov. 25, 2016, at Saint Mary Medical Center, Hobart.
    He was born Sept. 4, 1942, in Gary, to  Walter and Helen Klym Wonsowicz. On July 27, 1968, in Kosciusko County, he married Jacqueline Kuhn, who survives in?Portage.
    Per his wishes, there will be no public arrangements.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER – Donna J. Renicker, 82, formerly of North Manchester, died at 2:30 a.m. Nov. 27, 2016, at Grace Village Retirement Center, Winona Lake, where she resided.
    She was born July 19, 1934, in Pendleton, to Walter A. and Mary L. Stoner Hopkins. On Jan. 16, 1954, she married Wayne E. Renicker, who died April 13, 2013.
    Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, with Pastor Dwight Wagoner officiating. Burial will be in Old German Baptist Brethren Cemetery, North Manchester.
    Calling is from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
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    Condolences may be emailed to mckeemortuary.com.
  • NAPPANEE – Marjorie Eleanor Huffer Peltier Miller, 96, Nappanee, died at 11:20 a.m. Nov. 26, 2016, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa, after a brief illness.
    She was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Kosciusko County, to Charles W. and Dessie M. Gall Huffer. Her first marriage was to Gordon “Dutch” Peltier on Oct. 5, 1940. They were divorced and he preceded her in death. Her second marriage was to Robert B. Miller on Feb. 1, 1970, in Nappanee. He preceded her in death Feb. 18, 1999.
  • Ronald Leroy "Ron" Roberts, 76, Logansport, formerly of Syracuse, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 25, 2016, at Memorial Hospital, Logansport.
    He was born March 17, 1940, in Syracuse, to James Bernard and Avelda Violet White Roberts. 
  • William F. “Bill” Hand, 89, Winona Lake, passed away at his residence surrounded by family at 10:55 a.m. Nov. 23, 2016.
    He was born in Elkhart on Sept. 27, 1927, to Charles E. and Minnie Helbling Hand. He was married on June 30, 1948, to Mary Leedy, who preceded him in 1969. On Dec. 5, 1987, he was married to Elaine L. Stoner, who survives 
  •  Barbara G. McFadden, 81, North Manchester, died at 10 a.m. Nov. 22, 2016, at Timbercrest Healthcare.
    She was born Jan. 25, 1935, in Chicago, to Raymond and Kathryn Eller Peters. On June 11, 1955, she married Ralph McFadden. On April 26, 2006, she married Ralph Royer, who died Oct. 14, 2012.
  • Kathleen “Katy” May Goshert, 89, Warsaw, passed away Nov. 26, 2016, in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    She was born Nov. 2, 1927, in Rochester, to Jesse H. and Lulu Ione Borden Romig. On Aug. 5, 1950, in Warsaw, she married Richard “Dick” R. Goshert; they were married 58 years until his passing Jan. 30, 2009.
  • William M. “Bill” Hyde Sr., 76, Warsaw, passed away Nov. 23, 2016, at his home.
  • Joseph Darrell Andres, 51, known by most as “Darrell,” passed away quietly on Nov. 20, 2016, in his Warsaw home.
  • SYRACUSE – Ronald "Ron" Roberts, 76, Logansport, formerly of Syracuse, passed away Nov. 25, 2016, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
  • William F. “Bill” Hand, 89, Winona Lake, passed away at his residence surrounded by family at 10:55 a.m. Nov. 23, 2016.
  • Sarah “Sally” A. Smith, 85, Leesburg, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Nov. 24, 2016, at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
  • Paul R. Haist, 92, Mentone, died at 9:20 a.m. Nov. 22, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    He was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Hersey, Mich., to Herbert and Lena Haist Haist.
  • Ridley Lee Brown, 85, Warsaw, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Nov. 24, 2016, in Mason Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
    On May 26, 1931, he was born in Baxter, Tenn., to Ridley L. Sr. and Armentia Ritenbury Brown and stepmother Osca Davis. He was united in marriage to Jaunita Campbell on July 1, 1950, in Warsaw.
    In 1949, he came to the Warsaw area. He retired from Huffer Foundry, Warsaw, and was a member at God’s Highway to Heaven, Warsaw.
    He is survived by his two sons, Bob (spouse Tanya) Brown and John (spouse Rita) Brown, all of Warsaw; a sister, Marie (spouse Opris) Flatt, Baxter; 11 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 
    He was preceded by two sons, Jerry and Larry Brown; five sisters: Mamie Whitaker, Alice Whitaker, Ivy McBroom, Vergie Robinson and Eva Jackson; and a great-grandson, Griffin Douglas.
    The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at God’s Highway to Heaven Church, Warsaw, with the Rev. Bob Brown and the Rev. Don Chadwick officiating. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Silver Lake.
    Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church.

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    Memorials to God’s Highway to Heaven Church Food Pantry, 555 Webber St., Warsaw, IN 46580.
    To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, go to mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.
     
  • Charles Edward Snyder, 70, Columbia City, passed away at 2:55 p.m. Nov. 22, 2016, at Parkview Whitley Hospital. 
    Born Sept. 18, 1946, in Roaring Springs, Pa., he was the son of Wilbur L. and Betty L. Aungst Snyder.
    He was a resident of Kosciusko County from 1965 to 2004, when he moved to the Whitley County area. He graduated from Central Cove High School in Martinsburg, Pa., with the class of 1964. He attended Grace College, St. Francis College and Indiana University while attending IPFW. On Dec. 19, 2004, he married Patricia J. Goodin. 
  • William F. “Bill” Hand, 89, Winona Lake, passed away at his residence surrounded by family at 10:55 a.m. Nov. 23, 2016.   
    He was born in Elkhart on Sept. 27, 1927, to Charles E. and Minnie Helbling Hand.  He was married on June 30, 1948, to Mary Leedy, who died in 1969. On Dec. 5, 1987, he was married to Elaine L. Stoner, who survives. 
  • Joseph Darrell Andres, Warsaw, and formerly of Lafayette, La., died Nov. 20, 2016, in his home.
    Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.


  • Sarah A. Smith, 85, Leesburg, died at 7:25 a.m. Nov. 24, 2016, at Mason Health & Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
    Arrangements are pending at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw.
  • Bernie Crittendon, 64, North Webster, passed away at 3:48 a.m. Nov. 22, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. 
    He was born May 6, 1952, in Virgie, Ky., to James and Rendy Ellen Richardson Crittendon. 
    He attended Weeksbury, Ky., public schools and moved to the North Webster area 48 years ago from Wheelwright, Ky.  He was married on May 7, 1970, in Warsaw, to Patricia L. “Pat” Maynard, who survives. 
  • Olive Mae Van Dyke, 89, Warsaw, passed away at 6:38 a.m. Nov. 22, 2016, in Grace Village Healthcare Center, Winona Lake.
    On May 2, 1927, she was born in Burket to Orval David and Martha Mabel Miller Slife. She was raised as a farm girl.
    She graduated from Burket High School in 1945. She was in the last class to graduate from Burket High School. 
    She worked for Dr. Lee Dentistry, L.M. Berry and Co., Yellow Pages and Gatke Corp. She then worked for Ramsey News for 40 years.
    She is survived by her son, David Gene Van Dyke, Warsaw; her companion, Marcus Kosins, Warsaw; her niece, Linda Tomaselli, Florida; and two nephews, Robert Haupert, New Mexico, and Richard Haupert, California. 
    She was preceded by her parents and her sister, Lena Belle Haupert.
    Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery at a later date.
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    To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, go to mchattonsadlerfuneralch

  • MENTONE – Paul R. Haist, 92, Mentone, died at 9:20 a.m. Nov. 22, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
     
  • Don Johnson, 71, Columbia City, passed away Nov. 22, 2016, at his home.
    He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1963, International Business College in 1965 and later from Saint Francis College.
    He retired after more than 30 years career as a guidance counselor.
  • Dorothy Lorraine Elliott, having recently celebrated her 80th birthday, passed away in the early hours of Nov. 21, 2016. 
    She was born Nov. 17, 1936, to Ernest and Mable Redding Cremeens. She was born in Aladdin, Wyo., though the family moved to Leesburg when she was a young girl. 
  •  Norma Lorrabaquio Guzman, 47, Akron, died at 5:54 p.m. Nov. 20, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
    She was born Jan. 28, 1969, in Mexico City, Mexico, to Carlos Lorrabaquio Chavez and Socorro Guzman. On ?June 13, 1985, in Mexico, she married Julio Degante, who survives.
    Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m.  to the 1 p.m. funeral at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Michael McKinney officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery.
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    Memorials to Akron Carnegie Library or the charity of the donor’s choice.
    Share a memory or condolence at www.hartzler
    funeralservices.com.
  • Lloyd Robert Landis, 90, Warsaw, passed away at his residence at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 20, 2016. 
    He was born Nov. 28, 1925, in North Manchester, to Lynn Leslie and Rhea M. Rager Landis. He was married on July 2, 1948, to Helen Irene Hartzler, who survives in Warsaw.  
    He was a resident of Kosciusko County for the past 60 years. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medic in Japan. 
    Most of his life he farmed and raised sheep. He also worked at Playtime Products, Kinder Manufacturing, Uniroyal and Zimmer Inc. He was a mold press operator until his retirement from Zimmer Inc., Warsaw, in 1995.
    Along with his wife, he will be lovingly remembered by his son: Larry (wife Teresa) Landis, Warsaw; daughter, Connie Morgan, Fort Myers, Fla.; three grandchildren: Andrea Landis and Dean Landis, both of Warsaw, and Laura (husband Cole) Foltz, Etna Green; a brother, LeRoy (wife Rose Anna) Landis, North Manchester; and his sister, Lauretta Moore, Macy. 
    He was preceded by his parents, and a sister, Loreen Hoover. 
    No visitation is planned. A private family graveside service will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, and officiated by Pastor Greg Hyatt. 
    Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw. 
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    Online condolences may be sent at www.redpath
    fruthfuneralhome.com.
     
  • Shirley Ellinger Morris, 76, Bourbon, passed away Nov. 21, 2016, at home after an illness. 
    She was born April 7, 1940, in Plymouth, to Kenneth and Eldonna Inks Ellinger. She was a graduate of Plymouth High School in 1958. On Nov. 5, 1959, she became the bride of James Morris; he passed away March 17, 2005. 
  • Lloyd Robert Landis, 90, Warsaw, passed away at his residence at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 20, 2016. 
    He was born Nov. 28, 1925, in North Manchester, to Lynn Leslie and Rhea M. Rager Landis. He was married on July 2, 1948, to Helen Irene Hartzler, who survives in Warsaw.  
  • Dorothy Lorraine Elliott, 80, Claypool, died Nov. 21, 2016, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
    Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.


  • Olive Mae VanDyke, 89, Warsaw, passed away at 6:38 a.m.  Nov. 22, 2016, in Grace Village Health Care, Winona Lake.
    Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
  • SYRACUSE – Gretchen A. Genshaw, 82, Syracuse, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 19, 2016, at her home after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. 
    She was born Aug. 16, 1934, in Kankakee, Ill., to Melvin R. and Lucy Marie Boyer Dean.
  • Louise Peffley, 94, Warsaw, passed away at 5:38 a.m. Nov. 21, 2016, in Grace Village. 
    Arrangements are pending at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER – David Stanley Wolfe, 86, Rochester, and formerly of North Manchester, died at 3:08 p.m. Nov. 19, 2016, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
    He was born Nov. 10, 1930, in Kosciusko County, to Galen B. and Flossie Faye Ulrey Wolfe. On May 22, 1954, he married Laura Belle Aughinbaugh, who survives.
    A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at South Pleasant Cemetery, Silver Lake, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating.
    McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, assisted with arrangements.
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    Memorials to Wabash County Red Cross, 88 W. Hill St., Wabash, IN 46992.
    Condolences may be sent at delaughtermckee.com.
  • Lloyd R. Landis, 90, Warsaw, died at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 20, 2016, in his residence.
    Arrangements are pending with Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw.
     
  • Della P. Davis, 107, died at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 17, 2016, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester.
    She was born July 17, 1909, in Towner County, N.D., to William and Maude Miller Deardorff. On Sept. 7, 1930, she married the Rev. Walter F. Davis, who died Feb. 19, 1999.
  • Paula Jane Sydow, 67, Fort Wayne, formerly of Warsaw and Valparaiso, passed away at 10:58 a.m. Nov. 17, 2016, at Luthern Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    She was born May 23, 1949, in Michigan City, to Harold  and Angeline Widelski Putz. On May 23, 1970, in Michigan City, she married Larry Sydow, who survives in Fort Wayne.
    She graduated from Michigan?City Elston High School in 1968, and was a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America.
    She and her husband owned Sydow Antique Shop, Pierceton, and formerly in Valparaiso.
    She loved to cross stitch and enjoyed gardening. She loved animals and was a canary breeder; at one time she had 80 canaries. A positive influence to all, she was always joyful, caring and selfless. She was a living example of unconditional love.
  •  Michael A. "Mike" Baumgartner, 67, Syracuse, passed away Nov. 16, 2016, at his home. 
    He was born Oct. 17, 1949, in Goshen, to Richard Earl and Marjorie J. Miller Baumgartner. 
    He graduated in 1967 from New Paris High School and was a United States Navy veteran. He grew up in Syracuse and lived in Alaska and Oregon for several years before returning to the Syracuse area in the 1990s. He was formerly employed with a logging company in Alaska for 20-plus years and Sudlow Pier Shop in Syracuse for eight years.
    He was a former member of American Legion Post 223, Syracuse.
    He is survived by a sister, Judy (spouse Dennis) Sharp, Milford; a brother, Jack Baumgartner, Syracuse; a niece, Marjorie Parker-Slusser; and a great-niece and great-nephew, Cassidy Parker and Kailer Slusser.
  • Donald G. "Don" Matson, 70, passed away at 11:31 a.m. Nov. 15, 2016, at Reid Hospital, Richmond. 
    He was born Dec. 28, 1945, in East Chicago, to George and Ann E. Hora Matson. 
  •  Brent Wells Silveus, 62, passed away from lung cancer on Nov. 8, 2016. In his final hours, he was comforted by his wife, Kimber, at his Denver Hospice bedside.
    Brent was born in Warsaw on Jan. 16, 1954. He grew up in the family home on Winona Lake. 
    As a child, he liked to play in the sand pile at the lake side, water ski and spend time outside with neighborhood kids. He had a drum set in the basement, providing a musical outlet that continued into his high school years. 
  • Kristina Lyn Freant, 42, Talma, died Nov. 15, 2016, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
    She was born Feb. 17, 1974, in Plymouth, to Gary and Peggy Irwin Kubley.
    Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone. The Rev. Mark Cottrill will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
  •  Michael A. "Mike" Baumgartner, 67, Syracuse, passed away on Nov. 16, 2016, at his home. 
    Arrangements are pending at Owen Family Funeral Home, Syracuse.
     
  • Juanita M. Myers, 100, Decatur, passed away on Nov. 16, 2016, at Adams Woodcrest, where she had been a resident for the past five months.
    She was born Dec. 11, 1915, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Thompson R. Noll and the late Allie M. Bender Noll. She married James M. Myers on May 4, 1940, in Pendleton, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 2002. 
    She was a member of Bethel Brethren Church in Berne and the G.E. Women's Club in Decatur.
    She was a graduate of Decatur High School in 1933 and retired in 1978 from General Electric, Decatur, with 20 years of service. 
    Survivors include two daughters, Beverly J. (spouse Roger) Gaunt, Decatur, and Judith A. (spouse Ronnie) Frank,  Monroe; a son, David E. (spouse Brenda) Myers, Decatur; and two brothers, Tom (spouse Shirley) Noll and Robert Noll, both of Decatur. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Rebecca Ward, Suzette Benzinger, Jolene Wynn, Jeffrey Myers and Tim Myers; 15 great-grandchildren: James Ward, Rachel Franco, Jordan Ward, Zachary Stine, Alexis Stine, Hannah Stine, Danielle Stine, Nathan Wynn, Megan Wynn, Brandon Wynn, Kristen Wynn, Madalynn Myers, Lilly Myers, Duke Myers and Gabe Myers; and a stepgreat-grandchild, Zachary Benzinger.
    Preceding her were a son, Edward Lee Myers; a grandson, Kerry Lee Frank; two brothers, Richard and Carl Noll; and three sisters: Eloise Noll, Mary Neireiter and Patricia Sipe.
  • MENTONE – Kristina L. Freant, 42, Talma, died at 5 p.m. Nov. 15, 2016, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
    Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


  • Eli D. Borkholder, 77, Bremen, died at 7:25 a.m. Nov. 13, 2016, at Community Hospital of Bremen. 
    He was born June 22, 1939, in Marshall County, to Daniel and Emma Coblentz Borkholder. On April 23, 1964, in Nappanee, he married Velma Stutzman, who survives.
  • ROCHESTER – David W. Biltz, 51, Rochester, died at 11:53 p.m. Nov. 13, 2016. 
    Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
  • Judge Reinhardt "Rick" Korte died at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, Nov. 11, 2016. 
    He was a member of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War.
  • Wayne E. Roe, 91, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he departed this life at 2:34 p.m. Nov. 12, 2016, at Hickory Creek of Rochester.
    He was born May 20, 1925, in Jonesboro, to Oral Everett and Nellie Stone Roe. On Dec. 7, 1946, in Jonesboro, he married Barbara Lou Brewer.
  • Betty L. Denny, 90, Warsaw, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Nov. 12, 2016, in her residence.
    She was born Nov. 28, 1925, in Nappanee, to Roy and Opal Richmond Longfield. 
  • Adalin Paige Stamper, 2, Warsaw, passed away at 5 a.m. Nov. 11, 2016, in Warsaw.
    On June 19, 2014, she was born to Katie Stamper and Jason Collins.
  • COLUMBIA CITY – Isabelle Jane Fuller, 86, Columbia City, passed away at 4:29 a.m. Nov. 12, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. 
    Born May 17, 1930, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of James and Zella Betzner Wolfe.
    She graduated from Coesse School in 1948. She had been a hard worker on the family farm in Union Township and also had worked at Warsaw Community Schools part time. She was a member and helped found St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Warsaw, where she enjoyed her Bible study group and attended Zion Lutheran Church with her daughter. 
  •  Hilda S. Earnhart, 98, Syracuse, formerly of Pierceton, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 2016, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Syracuse. 
    She was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Wilmot, to John William and Sadie C. Beezley Scott. She was married on May 12, 1941, in Pierceton, to Hollis F. Earnhart, who preceded her on July 28, 1983. 
  • Wendell G. “Tony” LaFevor, 78, Warsaw, died Nov. 8, 2016, at his home. 
    He was born Dec. 13, 1937, in Fort Wayne, to Louis and Laura Fritz LaFevor. 
    Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, Warsaw. No public visitation or services are planned. 
    Owen Family Funeral Home, Ind. 13 and CR 500N, North Webster, is in charge of arrangements. 
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    Memorials to Shepherd by the Lakes Lutheran Church, 7449 E. 1000N, Syracuse, IN 46567. 
    To send condolences to the family of Wendell LaFevor, visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
  • Patricia Studebaker, 81, formerly of Akron, died Nov. 11, 2016, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
  • Kathryn Betz, 92, died Nov. 10, 2016, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center, where she had resided the last five years.
  • Roy L. Jeffers, 89, Mentone, died at 12:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Mason Health Care of Warsaw.
  • Marion Ray Acton, 87, of Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, entered the Kingdom at 4:53 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
  • Charles Ramseier, 87, Warsaw, died at 6:04 p.m. Nov. 10, 2016, at Miller’s Merry Manor,?Warsaw.
  • Marion Ray Acton, 87, Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, entered the Kingdom at 4:53 a.m. Nov. 10, 2016. 
    He was born April 15, 1929, in Muncie, to William John and Dora Dean Huey Acton. He was married on Aug. 7, 1948, to Carmen Darlene Hays, who survives. 
    He served in the U.S. Army Airborne from 1946-47. 
    A private graveside service will be held Monday at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Milford, and officiated by Chaplain Bryan Benjamin.
    A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Grace Village Fellowship Café (front entrance), Winona Lake.
    Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw.
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    Memorials to Grace Village Retirement Community, 337 Grace Village Drive, Winona Lake, IN 46590; write Caring Friends Endowment in the memo line.
    Online condolences may be sent at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.

  • MENTONE – Roy L. Jeffers, 89, Mentone, died at 12:15 a.m. Nov. 11, 2016, at Mason Health Care, Warsaw.
    Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.


  • Marion Ray Acton, 87, Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, died at 4:53 a.m. Nov. 10, 2016.  
    Arrangements are pending with Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw. 


  •  Steven J. Neidig, 68, Bourbon, passed away in the morning of Nov. 8, 2016, in his home.
    He was born May 30, 1948, to Joseph and Elizabeth Reichert Neidig. He married Lois Rogers on Oct. 7, 1973; she died March 16, 1992. He married Randy Weller on Jan. 1, 2000, and she survives.
  • Clayton Howard, 89, Silver Lake, died at 1:28 p.m. Nov. 8, 2016, at Mason Healthcare, Warsaw.
    He was born July 28, 1927, in Gunlock, Ky., to Silas and Mona Prater Howard. On July 1, 1946, he married Elsie Neeley, who survives.
    He retired from Woodcraft Inc., North Manchester, in 2001 after 15 years. He formerly was employed at Norfolk & Western Rail Road for 12 years and White Metal, Warsaw, for 16 years. 
  • William “Bill” DeGaetano, 84, Winona Lake, and a longtime resident of Warsaw, went home to be with the Lord at 7:10 a.m. Nov. 5, 2016, at Grace Village Health Care, Winona Lake. 
  • Joseph William “Joe” Hughes, 87, Syracuse, passed away at 4:28 p.m. Nov. 7, 2016, at Goshen Hospital. 
    He was born July 6, 1929, in Syracuse, to John P. and Valeria Lucille Hopple Hughes. On Aug. 27, 1949, in Benton, he married Ethel Mae Reed, who survives. 
  • The Rev. Paul Dean Tinkel, 83, Warsaw, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at 8:50 a.m. Nov. 7, 2016, in his residence, surrounded by his family and loved ones.
    On Feb. 26, 1933, he was born in Wabash to Arthur Henry and Lylia Mae Starbuck Tinkel. He was united in marriage to Judy Elizabeth Foy on Feb. 27, 1953, in Beckley, W.Va. She survives.
    He was a graduate of Akron High School, class of 1951, and received an associate degree from Great Commission Bible School, Anderson. He then received his bachelor’s degree from Ashland (Ohio) College University and Seminary. 
    He held many pastorates, including Gatewood Brethren Church, Fayetteville, W.Va.; Brush Valley Brethren Church, Adrian, Pa.; Roanoke First Brethren Church; Warsaw First Brethren Church; New Paris First Brethren Church; Milford First Brethren Church; West Eel River Church of the Brethren; and he started the Meadow Crest Brethren Church, Fort Wayne. These churches included six building programs, and he served on several district and denominational boards and committees.
  • Alpha Cissna, 75, formerly of Leiters Ford, died at 10:53 a.m. Nov. 8, 2016. 
    Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.


  • SYRACUSE — Joseph W. "Joe" Hughes, 87, Syracuse, died at 4:28 p.m. Nov. 7, 2016, at Goshen Hospital. 
    Arrangements are pending at Owen Family Funeral Home, Syracuse.


  • Margaret "Peggy" Jagodzinski, 67, passed away Nov. 6, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 
    She was a 1967 graduate of Warsaw Community High School and a 1970 graduate of St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing. 
    She cared for the newborn for 35 years. Thirty-two of those years were dedicated to the care of premature 
  • ROCHESTER –Edgar Wilcox, 94, Rochester, passed away at 10:26 a.m. Nov. 7, 2016, at Peabody Retirement Community.  
    Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, 
  • Harold Eugene “Jack” Silvers, 86, of Nappanee, died at his grandson Tony Silvers’ residence, surrounded by his family at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 5, 2016, after a brief illness.  
    He was born May 3, 1930, in Hicksville, Ohio, to John and Alta Silvers. On May 11, 1951, he married June Maust. She preceded him in death on Sept. 28, 2001.
  • Donald Lee Evilsizor, 57, lost his battle with primary brain cancer on Nov. 4, 2016.
    Don was born May 14, 1959, to Donald Leroy and Judy Gaerte Evilsizor in Columbia City.
  • The Rev. Paul Dean Tinkel, 83, Warsaw, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at 8:50 a.m. Nov. 7, 2016, in his residence.
    On Feb. 26, 1933, he was born in Wabash to Arthur Henry and Lylia Mae Starbuck Tinkel. On Feb. 27, 1953, in Beckley, W.VA., he was united in marriage to Judy Elizabeth Foy, who survives in Warsaw. They were married 63 years.