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  • Helen Irene Brown, 92, a longtime resident of Warsaw, passed away quietly on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at 6:35 p.m. in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. 
  • WINONA LAKE – Ivan Dean Sandy, Winona Lake, passed away at 5:41 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, at the age of 67.
  • Eleanor Elaine Creighton Bornmann, known as Elaine, formerly of Warsaw, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Arvada, Colo., at the age of 85 on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. She had been in failing health the past few months.
  • Jynnessa Liora Lovette, was born an angel at 9:34 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at Goshen Hospital in Goshen.  She was the daughter of Jarrod Lee Lovette and Jennifer Louise Kessler Lovette, who survive in Warsaw.

    She was not meant for this world, but was still loved dearly and will forever remain in the hearts of those she leaves behind.  

    Jynnessa is survived by her parents, and four sisters: Jada, Josie, Jelena and Juliana, all at home in Warsaw; grandparents, Ron and Marcia Lovette, Blair, Wis.; Jim and Susanne Kessler, Winona Lake; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

    A private family graveside service will take place on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at Oakwood Cemetery’s Garden of Angels in Warsaw and officiated by Pastor Bruce Barlow.  Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Ind.

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    Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.
  • NAPPANEE — Edward D. Hochstetler, 90, Nappanee, died at 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Goshen Hospital.

    He was born Oct. 22, 1927, in Nappanee, to Daniel I. and Barbara Schmucker Hochstetler. On Jan. 18, 1951, he married Rachel Hostetler in Nappanee.  

    Family and friends may call after 2 p.m. today and all day Sunday at Richard Miller’s residence, 8767 W. CR 1350N.  

    Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, also at the Miller residence. Burial will follow in Weldy Cemetery.

    Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
  • Eleanor Elaine Creighton Bornmann,  85, formerly of Warsaw, died at her daughter’s home in Arvada, Colo., on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. 

    She was born June 16, 1932, in Atwood, to Kathryn M. Koontz Creighton and Charles O. Creighton. On Dec. 22, 1951, she married Harrison “Harry” F. Bornmann III; he died March 29, 2015. 

    Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw. 

    The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A graveside service will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. 

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    Memorials to the Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies, 1325 S. Colorado Blvd. #204B, Denver, CO 80222. 

    Condolences may be sent at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.

     
  • BOURBON — Lyal Henry Harman, 96, Etna Green, died at home at 2:31 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2017. His children were at his bedside as he peacefully fell asleep in death.
  • NAPPANEE — Katie J. Yoder, 87, Nappanee, died at 4:20 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at her residence. 

    She was born June 14, 1930, in Bremen, to John A. and Sarah Miller Borkholder. On April 2, 1953, she married Levi E. Yoder in Bremen. He died October 9, 1998. 

    Family and friends may call after 2 p.m. today and all day Saturday at Jerry Schmucker residence, 6044 W. 1350 N., Nappanee. 

    Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Richard Yoder residence, 1128 Fourth Road, Bremen. Burial will follow in Weldy Cemetery.

    Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
  • SOUTH BEND — James Edward Wack, M.D., 90, died peacefully of heart disease at his home Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, surrounded by his wife and children.
  • Jynnessa Liora Lovette was stillborn at 9:34 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at Goshen Hospital, Goshen.

    She is the daughter of Jarrod Lee Lovette and Jennifer Louise Kessler Lovette, who survive in Warsaw.

    Arrangements are pending with Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw.

     
  • Nathan D. Shepherd, 80, Warsaw, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14, 2017,  at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. 
    He was born in David, Ky., to Sylvester and Nancy Nelson Shepherd on July 13, 1937. He was raised in Liberty Mills and went to Manchester High School. He was married to Juanita Prater on May 29, 1966, and they spent 51 wonderful years together. 
  • Eleanor “Elaine” Bornmann, 85, Wheat Ridge, Colo., formerly of Warsaw, died Nov. 14, 2017, in her daughter’s residence.

    Arrangements are pending at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw.

     
  • Renate W. Kuhn, 77, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Warsaw.

    Born in DU-Homberg, Germany, she is the daughter of the late Josef and Johanna Landersdorfer.

    Surviving are her daughter, Manuela (Hartmut Hillenhagen); granddaughters, Nicole (Randy Sutton) and Kristen Lutteringer; and great-grandson Lucas, all of Fort Wayne.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, T. Mike Kuhn.

    A remembrance gathering will be held from noon until 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Tippe River Downs, 2601 Arlington Lane, Warsaw.

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    Memorials to KCH Cancer Care Center or ASPCA/SPCA Humane Society.

     
  • Helen Brown, 92, Warsaw, died at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.

    Arrangements are pending in Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.
  • Orrin Andrew "Andy" Hoffer, 81, Warsaw, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Parkview Regional Hospital, Fort Wayne. 
    He was born May 26, 1936, in Warsaw, to Fred and Gladys Lucille Hunter Hoffer
  • LAPORTE — Billy Eugene Hooper, 67, LaPorte, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.
    Billy was born on Feb. 11, 1950, in Fairfield, Ill., to Norval and Jenny Brock Hooper.
  • Phyllis A. Walser, 74, Claypool, died at 7:35 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw. 

    Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
  • Russell C. Hoffert, 97, Warsaw, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Parkview-Randalia Hospital, Fort Wayne. 

    Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Douglas L. Willcox, 67, Warsaw, died at 4:34 p.m. Nov. 10, 2017, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

    He was born Oct. 18, 1950, in Wabash County, to Claude R. and Darl Wagner Willcox. His mother survives in Warsaw.

    He served with the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. 

    No calling is planned. Services will be private. 

    Burial will be in Speicher Cemetery, Urbana.

    Arrangements were entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.

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    Memorials to Honor Flight Northeast Indiana, P.O. Box 5, Huntertown, IN 46748.

    Condolences may be sent at mckeemortuary.com.
  • TAMPA, Fla. — Paul T. Danielson, 84, Tampa, Fla., passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.
  • Jerry Joe Christner, 75, Warsaw, passed away at 10:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Community Hospital of Bremen.
  • HEMET, Calif. — Frank Greco, 88, passed away peacefully at his California home Nov. 2, 2017, of congestive heart failure.
  • Phyllis A. Walser, 74, Claypool, died at 7:35 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw. 

  • Gordon H. Vanator, a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, passed away at 11:19 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital. He was 83 years old.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Martha L. Yohe, 92, North Manchester, died at 7 a.m. Nov. 8, 2017, in Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester.
  • Frances J. Miller, 93, formerly of Greenville, Ohio, went to her heavenly home at 3:10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center, Warsaw.
  • John J. Hale, 81, Warsaw, died at 10:36 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Mason Health Care and Rehabilitation, Warsaw.
  • Donald J. Ward, 70, Warsaw, died at 2:54 a.m. today, Nov. 8, 2017, in Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
  •  PIERCETON — Berneice M. Curtis, 99, Claypool, passed away at 12:08 p.m. Nov. 8, 2017, in Kosciusko Community Hospital.
    On Oct. 7, 1918, in North Judson, she was born to Edward and Nadine Carter Lane. She was united in marriage to Raymond Eugene Curtis on Oct. 28, 1939, in Goshen.
  • Gordon Vanator, Claypool, died at 11:19 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

    Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.

     
  • NORTH WEBSTER — Carolyn Kay Darke, 80, North Webster, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at her home. 

    She was born Aug. 15, 1937, in Morgantown, W.Va., to Kenneth Charles and Virginia Ruth Hebb Beall.

    She graduated from high school and was married July 1, 1967, in Livonia, Mich., to Eugene S. “Gene” Darke, who survives. 

    She worked in real estate and mortgage financing in Michigan and Tennessee for 30-plus years. 

    She moved to the North Webster area in 2008 from Fairview, Ore.

    She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and found her greatest joy in loving and caring for her family. 

    She is survived by her husband, Gene Darke, North Webster; five daughters: Nancy Benedetti, San Diego, Calif.; Susan (Jamie) Pizzuto, Fairview; Sharon (Duane) Dalian, Howell, Mich.; Debbie (Chris) Powers, Lacey, Wash.; and Stacey (Kevin) Bell, Syracuse; a son, Earl (Cheryl) Nuckolls, Howell; and many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: Buddy, Melvin and Larry Beall.

    Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, Warsaw. 

    A private family celebration of life will take place at a later date. 

    Owen Family Funeral Home, North Webster, is in charge of arrangements.

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    Memorials to Great Lakes Hospice, 334 Enterprise Drive, Warsaw, IN 46580. 

    To send condolences to the family in memory of Carolyn Darke, visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
  • Donald J. Ward, 70, Warsaw, passed away at 2:54 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. 
    He was born July 7, 1947, in Gulfport, Miss., to D.B. and Adrian Crebs Ward. 
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Dawn Addair, 39, Liberty Mills, died at             7:44 a.m. Nov. 7, 2017, in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    She was born April 11, 1978, in Welch, W.Va., to Rocky Addair Sr. and Barbara Roberts. Her companion is David Francis Sr., Liberty Mills. 
  • SYRACUSE — Darlene L. Phillips, 73, Syracuse, died at 4:08 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at her home. 

    Arrangements are pending at Owen Family Funeral Home, Syracuse.

     
  • Jerry J. Christner, 75, Warsaw, died at 10:35 p.m. Nov. 9, 2017, in Community Hospital of Bremen.

    Arrangements are pending with Redpath-Fruth Funeral ?Home, Warsaw.

     
  • Ralph DeLoy Sprong, 87, Warsaw, passed away peacefully at 1:28 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in his residence.
  • MENTONE — Barbara Jean Smith, 87, Davie, Fla., formerly of Mentone, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Covenant Village, Plantation, Fla.
    Barbara was born Dec. 25, 1929, the daughter of Charles N. Cooper and Ethel Gaskill Cooper in Tippecanoe. She graduated from Tippecanoe High School in 1948. As a teenager she worked with her parents, who owned and operated The Telephone Company in Tippecanoe. 
  • Frances M. Armey, 94, Warsaw, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Mason Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Warsaw. 
  • NORTH WEBSTER – Carolyn Kay Darke, 80, North Webster, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at her home. 

    Arrangements are pending at Owen Family Funeral Home, North Webster.

     
  • John J. Hale, 81, Warsaw, passed away at 10:36 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Mason Health Care and Rehabilitation, Warsaw. 
    He was born May 20, 1936, in Noble County, to John Anderson and Ina Pearl Hale.
  • Evelyn Johnson, 91, formerly of Syracuse, passed away Nov. 5, 2017, at Greencroft in Goshen.
  • Gary L. Sriver, 79, Akron, died Nov. 5, 2017.
  • Lara Popenfoose, 40, Warsaw, passed away at 2:23 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in her residence
  • Norman J. “Norm” Hanford, 71, Leesburg, passed away at 5:57 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, after a short but brave battle with cancer.
  • SYRACUSE _ David L. “Dave” Milton, 77, of Syracuse,  and formerly of Elkhart,  passed away at 1:01 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse. He was born on May 27, 1940 in Chicago, Ill. to Maurice and Marguerite (Hartnell) Milton.
  • Sandra L. Bedics, 73, of North Manchester, died at 3:34 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
  • Eileen Phebus, a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, just before 7 p.m in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. She was 93 at the time of her passing.
  • Janet Aileen McCrystal, 91, passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Valley Hi Nursing Home, Woodstock, Ill. 

    She was born on July 28, 1926, in Sterling, Ill.

    Janet grew up in Sterling and graduated from Sterling High School. After high school, she attended and graduated from Swedish-American Hospital in Rockford, Ill. Janet worked at Caterpillar for the majority of her career as an  occupational health nurse.

    Janet Swartley married Donald McCrystal in 1950 in Rockford. After marrying, Janet and Donald moved to Aurora, Ill. They were happily married for 42 years. 

    Janet is survived by three of her four children: Patrick (Patricia) McCrystal, Janel (Don) Buchner and Teri (Scott) Lewis; along with seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

    Janet was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane McCrystal, and husband, Donald McCrystal.

    Don, Janet and their family were longtime summer residents at Tippecanoe Lake, and her daughter, son-in-law and grandsons and their families are still enjoying summers at the lake. 

    The family is planning a private funeral service and burial to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Aurora.  

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    Memorials to Woodstock Hospice CareCenter, 527 W. South St., Woodstock, IL 60098; or www.journeycare.org.
  • Elena Lanae Moore, 2 months, Warsaw, died at 10:40 a.m. Oct. 30, 2017, in Warsaw. 

    She was born Aug. 17, 2017, to Steven Brown and Marrisa Moore in Fort Wayne. They survive.

    Survivors also include grandmothers Norma Lemaster and Liz Moore, both of Warsaw.

    Funeral services will be private, with Bob Jarboe officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery’s Garden of Angels, Warsaw.

    Visitation will also be private.

    McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw was entrusted with the arrangements.

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    To sign the guestbook or send a condolence, go to www.mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.
  • David L. Stiver, 50, of Warsaw, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at 2:44 p.m. in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.

     
  • Mary Frances Noble, 88, of Warsaw, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at 12:52 p.m. in her residence.  She was born December 14, 1928 in Claypool to Merl Royse and Blanche Irene (Harper) Engle.
  • Phillip L. “Phil” Abbett, 85, of Warsaw, died at 12:18 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd 13 & CR 500N, North Webster.

  • GOSHEN — Emma Jean Ernest, 86, Goshen, died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at her residence. 
    She was born Oct. 11, 1931, in Nappanee, to John Lewis and Elizabeth Snider Rensberger. On July 5, 1952, in Goshen, she married Dale Ernest; he died June 17, 2001.
  • AKRON — Patricia A. Deardorff, 86, rural Claypool and formerly of Akron, died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at her son’s residence in rural Claypool.
  • ROCHESTER — Dixie Reed, 81, Rochester, died at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at her residence.
  • Ruby I. Sausaman, 93, of Warsaw, died  Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at 2 a.m. in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.  Arrangements are  pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels, Warsaw.
  • CLAYPOOL – Ronald L. “Ron” Ozier, 77, of Claypool, passed away at 6:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at his residence. He was born Oct. 12, 1940, in Greenup, Ill., to Leo and Sylvia May (Carr) Ozier. 
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Arthur Lee Blocher, 78, North Manchester,                   died at 1:14 a.m. Oct. 29, 2017, at his residence.

    He was born Sept. 5, 1939, in Kosciusko County, to Walter and Tressie Yoder Blocher. He married Anita Graybill on June 27, 1958. She survives.

    The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 Ind. 114W, North Manchester. Pastor David Cox will officiate, and burial will be in Eel River Old German Baptist Brethren Cemetery, Silver Lake. 

    Calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the mortuary.

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    Memorials c/o McKee Mortuary, 1401 Ind. 114W, North Manchester, IN 46962, to assist the family with expenses.

    Condolences may be sent at mckeemortuary.com.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Dora E. Moyer, 84, North Manchester, died at             6:40 p.m. Oct. 29, 2017, in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.
  • James H. Tuttle, 68, Rochester Hills, Mich., died Oct. 5, 2017, at his home after a battle with cancer. 
    James was born Dec. 15, 1948, in Warsaw, the son of Richard Gordon and Mary Naomi Studebaker Tuttle. He graduated from Pierceton High School in 1967. On June 12, 1971, he married his beloved wife, Virginia Baumgartner.
  • NORTH WEBSTER — Ronald K. “Red” Pearson, 79, Leesburg, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 29, 2017, at his residence. 
    He was born Oct. 24, 1938, in Warsaw, to Jasper L. and Mary Audeline Staples Pearson.
  • Betty J. Creviston, 91, Warsaw, died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Syracuse.

    Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.

     
  • SYRACUSE — John Allen Losee, 66, Darlington, Wis., formerly of Syracuse, passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at his home in Darlington. 

    He was born March 12, 1951, in Warsaw, to James R. and Pauline O. Ringler Losee.

    He graduated in 1969 from Wawasee High School, Syracuse, and lived most of his life in the Syracuse area before moving to Darlington 2007. He worked in local trailer factories during his early years and was a bartender for his brother at Louie’s Bar & Grill, Syracuse, for many years.

    He formerly attended the Church of the Brethren, Syracuse. He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid mushroom hunter. He enjoyed watching all sports, especially football and baseball. 

    John was a social butterfly and could be found striking up a conversation with just about anyone at any of the local establishments. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends.

    He is survived by two sons, Mitch (Tamara) Losee, Warsaw, and Eric (Julie) Losee, Merrill, Wis.; six grandchildren: Kayla, Heather, Ryan, Josh, Hannah and Olivia; and three sisters: Rosemary “Peg” (Jerry) Method, Milford; Sharon Kaufman, Milford; and Janice “Jan” (George) Bowler, Milford.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Miriam Benson; and a brother, Richard Losee.

    Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home, with Pastor Dennis Judy officiating. 

    Burial will be in the Solomon Creek Cemetery at a later date.

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    Preferred memorials to the John Losee Funeral Fund, c/o Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington, St. Syracuse, IN 46567. 

    To send condolences to the family in John Losee’s memory, visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
  • SYRACUSE — Joseph V. “Joe” Richards, 70, Syracuse, passed away at noon Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at his residence. 

    He was born June 25, 1947, in Goshen, to Virgil Otis and Olivene May Ott Richards.

    He graduated in 1966 from Syracuse High School and was a lifetime Syracuse area resident. He was married on June 28, 1980, to Deborah A. “Deb” Holmes at Calvary United Methodist Church, Syracuse; she survives. 

    He was employed at Fairmont Homes, Nappanee, for 24 years and Royal Outdoor Products, Milford, for eight-plus years.

    He is survived by his wife, Deb Richards, Syracuse; a daughter, Taylor Richards, Syracuse; a son, Ben (Melissa) Richards, Haltom City, Texas; two granddaughters, Katie McKinney and Halle Richards; two brothers, Larry Richards, Syracuse, and Mark (Carol) Richards, Warsaw; and several nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dennis Richards.

    No public services are planned. 

    Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, Warsaw. Owen Family Funeral Home, Syracuse, is in charge of arrangements.

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    Memorials to Riley Hospital for Children, 702 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202.  

    To send condolences to the family in Mr. Richards’ memory, visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
  • Joy A. Brown, 84, Warsaw, passed away at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in her residence. 
    She was born March 26, 1933, in Syracuse, to Ned and Bertha A. Biltz Stuckman. A lifelong Kosciusko County resident, she moved from Syracuse to Warsaw in 1951 and was a 1951 graduate of Syracuse High School.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER — Royce J. Maynard, 34, Pierceton, died at 11:40 a.m. Oct. 27, 2017, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    He was born Dec. 26, 1982, in Columbia City, to Royce L. and Lena Maynard. His mother and stepfather, Lena and Roger West, survive, in Pierceton. His father is deceased.
  • NORTH WEBSTER — Ronald K. “Red” Pearson, 79, Leesburg, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at his home. 

    Arrangements are pending at Owen Family Funeral Home, North Webster. 

     
  • ROCHESTER — Carl William “Bill” Miller II, 70, Rochester, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, after a battle with cancer.
  • SYRACUSE — Eleanor “Ellie” Graff, 90, formerly of Syracuse, passed away Oct. 8, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. 
  • MENTONE – Louise Hackworth, 86, of Raymore, Mo., formerly of Mentone, died at 3:37 p.m. Oct. 26, 2017, at Beautiful Savior Nursing Home of Belton, Mo.
  • INDIANAPOLIS — Debra Kay Livengood, 60, Lebanon, passed away Oct. 9, 2017. 
  •          BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Donald Raymond Buennagel, 86, Bonita Springs, Fla., and North Webster, passed away Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Formerly of Muncie, he had been a Bonita Springs resident for the last 30 years. 
  • Harriette J. Zimmer, 96, of Dunnellon, Fla., formerly of Warsaw, passed away Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in her son’s home. 
    She was born Feb. 27, 1921, to William and Thelma Reed Copeland in Hamlet. Harriette was united in marriage to Robert Zimmer on Dec. 24, 1938, in Atwood. He preceded her in death Sept. 19, 1975
  • MENTONE – Jerry M. Miller, 70, Warsaw, formerly of Mentone and Goshen, died at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Mason Health & Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
  • SYRACUSE — Barbara Jean Patton Abrell passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Bethel Point Nursing Home, Muncie. 
    Barbara was born in Evanston, Ill., on Sept. 21, 1924, the daughter of Burl and Norma Elliott Patton. She was a graduate of Burris High School, Muncie, class of ’42. 
  • MENTONE – E. Louise Hackworth, 86, Belton, Mo., formerly of Mentone, died at 3:37 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Beautiful Savior Nursing Home, Belton. 

    Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
  • NAPPANEE — Diana G. Wright, 73, LaPaz, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Elkhart Hospice House, where she had been admitted Wednesday.  
  • Albert E. “Al” Geller, 78, Warsaw, formerly of Georgia, passed away Oct. 25, 2017, at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw. 
    Al was born Sept. 27, 1939, in Morocco, to Edward and Freeda Story Geller. He married Debra Pine on Aug. 14, 1993; she survives.
  • Darrell A. Brookins, a longtime resident of Leesburg, passed away Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital after a brief illness. He was 68 years old at the time of his death.

  • ROCHESTER — Diane Kay Henderson Loeffler, 55, Rochester, died at 4:27 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at Hickory Creek of Rochester.
    She was