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  • Janice Kay Ritter
    FENTON, MICH. - Janice Kay Ritter, 75, of Fenton, died Thursday, June 13, 2019. 

  • Susann M. Kellogg, 86, of Syracuse, died at 11:47 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. at Goshen Hospital.
  • Sharon Sue Knight, 73, died at Hickory Creek at Rochester, Rochester, at 2:46 a.m. on June 11, 2019.
  • David Samuel Collins
    David Samuel Collins, 49, of Leesburg, died surrounded by his loving family at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019.
  • Rosemary Parsons
    Rosemary Parsons, 96 and living life to the fullest, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 just after 4 p.m. in Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital.
  • NORTH WEBSTER - Larry Edward Price, 74, of North Webster, Ind., passed away at 3:28 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • SYRACUSE - Kathleen J. Siwy, 67, of New Paris, (formerly of Syracuse) died at 6:15 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Syracuse.
  • Ruby V. Sanders
    Ruby V. Sanders, 81, and a longtime resident of rural North Webster, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
  • Raymond L. Burt
    Raymond L. Burt, 87, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
  • Mary Ann Secrest, 60, Claypool, died Wednesday, June 13, 2019, in her residence.
  • Ruby V. Sanders, 81, North Manchester, and previously of North Webster, died at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
  • Rosemary Parsons, 96, Warsaw, died at 4:15 p.m. June 12, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
  • Lowell Richard Denney
    Lowell Richard Denney of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 5:18 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw at the age of 84.
  • Dean Duane Abbott
    NORTH MANCHESTER – Dean Duane Abbott, 74, North Manchester, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at his residence.
  • Mildred M. Behnke
    Mildred M. Behnke, 83, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019, at 11:45 p.m. in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home Northeast, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Mary E. Shroyer
    Mary E. Shroyer, 93, passed away at 9:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the home of her daughter surrounded by her family.
  • Jackie Patrick Redden
    Jackie Patrick Redden, 33, of Maryville, Tenn., and formerly of Warsaw, died at 10:48 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tenn.
  • Betty Jean Eaton
    GREENVILLE, OHIO - Betty Jean King Eaton, 97, of Greenville, Ohio, formerly of Dewart Lake, Syracuse, Ind., went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.
  • Jerry Watson Goff, 91, North Webster, died on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 9:55 p.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • Gidieon Orion Cook
    Gidieon Orion Cook of Warsaw, Ind., was sadly taken from this earth and greeted into Heaven into the arms of Jesus, his Lord and Savior, on Monday, June 10, 2019, at the age of 8.
  • Lowell Richard Denney
    Lowell Richard Denney, 84, of Warsaw, died at 5:18 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw.
  • AKRON – Sharon Knight, 73, rural Akron, died at 2:46 a.m. June 11, 2019, at Hickory Creek at Rochester.
  • Deloris D. Mentzel
    BOURBON – Mrs. Deloris D. Mentzel, 90, of rural Tippecanoe, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at home with her family by her side.
  • James Harvey Hurlock
    AKRON – James Harvey Hurlock, 87, died on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth, Ind., at 10:55 a.m.
  • Mary Louise Chandler
    Mary Louise Chandler, 76, Silver Lake, died at 7:06 a.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019, at her daughter's home in Wabash.
  • Mildred M. Kirk Behnke, 83, Warsaw, died on Monday, June 10, 2019, at 11:45 p.m. in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home Northeast, Fort Wayne.
  • Anna P. McConnell
    Anna P. McConnell, 79, and a resident of Leesburg, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 7:25 p.m. at Goshen Hospital in Goshen, Ind.
  • Shawn Webb
    Shawn Webb, 49, of Warsaw, passed away unexpectedly Friday June 7, 2019, at his residence.
  • Raymond L. Burt, 87, Warsaw, died Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
  • Mary I. Mace
    NORTH WEBSTER – Mary I. Mace, 99, of North Webster, died at 11 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Miller's Merry Manor in Syracuse.
  • Gregory Rex Witham
    MENTONE – Gregory Rex Witham, 69, passed away peacefully Friday, May 17, 2019, at his residence in Valparaiso.
  • Mary E. Shroyer, 93, Warsaw, died at 9:59 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019.
  • Marjorie P. Ellenberger
    COLUMBIA CITY – Marjorie P. Ellenberger, 83, of Claypool, Ind., passed away at 9:46 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital.
  • Rita Joan Brown
    Rita Joan King Brown, 68, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 1:17 a.m. in her residence.
  • Redid Velazquez Moyotl

    Redid Velazquez Moyotl, 43, of Pierceton, died unexpectedly at 5:15 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2019, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Warsaw.
  • Marian F. Hunter

    AKRON - Marian F. Hunter, 89, of rural Akron, Ind., passed at 2:55 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019, at her residence.
  • Anna P. McConnell, 79, Leesburg, died on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Goshen Hospital.
  • Matthew Hoshal, 27, Warsaw, and formerly of Etna Green, died at 7:03 p.m. April 7, 2019, in Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.
  • Dyrell C. ‘Buck’ Kreis
    Dyrell C. “Buck” Kreis, 74, of Claypool, Ind., passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 4:45 a.m. in Miller’s Merry Manor of Warsaw.
  • Taiya Hope Mullins
    Taiya Hope Mullins, 20, of Claypool, Ind., passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 5 p.m. in Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Redid Velazquez, 43, of Pierceton, died at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2019, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Warsaw. 

  • Robert Murray Penn
    SEBRING, Fla. – Murray Penn, 86, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Friday, May 31, 2019.
  • Charles ‘Charlie’ LeRoy Walker
    Charles “Charlie” LeRoy Walker, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 12:27 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne, Ind., at the age of 73.
  • NAPPANEE – Lucille Masterson, 93, Nappanee, died at 9:53 a.m. June 4, 2019, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center, Warsaw.
  • Dyrell “Buck” Kreis, 74, Claypool, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 4:45 a.m. in Miller’s Merry Manor of Warsaw.
  • Taiya Mullins, 20, Claypool, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis.
  • Martha Edna Ross
    ROCHESTER – Mrs. Martha Edna Ross, 80, of Rochester, passed away at 5:56 a.m. June 2, 2019, at Mease Dunedin Hospital in Dunedin, Fla.
  • Clarence I. ‘Buzz’ Mowery
    NORTH WEBSTER - Clarence I. “Buzz” Mowery, 92, of North Webster, Ind., passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse, Ind.
  • Charles “Charlie” LeRoy Walker, 73, Warsaw, died at 12:27 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne
  • Connie Shepherd, 61, Silver Lake and previously of St. Petersburg, Fla., died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 2, 2019, in her home.
  • Robert A. Goodman Jr.
    ROCHESTER – Robert A. Goodman Jr., 64, Rochester, died June 1, 2019, at home.
  • Carol Sue Schrader
    Carol Sue Schrader, 82, passed away quietly at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, on June 2, 2019, just after 2 p.m.
  • Carol Rose Rowe
    Carol Rose Rowe, formerly of Argos and Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 12:14 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City, Ind., at age 74.
  • Helen Dzuba
    Helen Dzuba, 97, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away on June 1, 2019, at 1:40 p.m. in Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake.
  • Loren Dale Pyle
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Loren Dale Pyle, 80, of Bloomingdale, Mich., died peacefully on May 19, 2019.
  • Stacy Lynn Priser
    Stacy Lynn Priser, 32, and a lifetime resident of Warsaw, passed away in the loving care of her family and Heartland Hospice after bravely battling Glioblastoma.
  • Richard ‘Dick’ Piper
    Richard “Dick” Piper, 84, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 10:05 a.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • NAPPANEE - Kenneth L. Kobb, 67, Nappanee, died at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Goshen Hospital after a brief illness with pancreatic cancer.
  • Mike Kelly
    Mike Kelly, formerly of Warsaw, Ind., and presently of North Manchester, Ind., passed away at 6:26 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne, Ind., at the age of 86.
  • Jessie Elizabeth Hamilton
    Jessie Elizabeth Hamilton of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 5:25 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor of Warsaw at the age of 91.
  • ROCHESTER – Mary Jane Foley, 96, of Rochester, Ind., passed away at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Solaris Nursing Home, Port Charlotte, Fla.
  • NAPPANEE – Rickie Strang, 67, Nappanee, died at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Elkhart General Hospital Emergency Room, of natural causes. 

  • AKRON – Larry W. Smith, 38, Silver Lake, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  • Ralph Shepherd
    Ralph Shepherd, 78, of rural Etna Green, Ind., went to be with his Savior at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Meadows of Warsaw.
  • NAPPANEE – Robert Kent Schmeltz, 84, Syracuse, died Saturday, May 25, 2019.
  • Tommy E. Reffitt, 77, Pierceton, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 10:16  p.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • BOURBON – Osie Lawmaster, 78, of Pierceton, Ind., passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Indiana Health University Hospital of Indianapolis.
  • Helen I. Tucker
    Helen I. Tucker, 92, of 1250 W. 146th St., Westfield, Ind., and formerly of the Argos Community passed away peacefully on Monday, May 27,2019, at 6:52 a.m. at Coppertrace Senior living in Westfield, Indiana.
  • Richard ‘Dick’ Piper
    Richard “Dick” Piper, age 84, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 10:05 a.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • Mike Kelly
    Mike Kelly, North Manchester, formerly of Warsaw, died at 6:26 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne, at the age of 86.
  • Jessie Elizabeth Hamilton, 91, Warsaw, died at 5:25 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor of Warsaw.
  • Ryan M. Hisey
    ROCHESTER – Ryan M. Hisey, 31, of Rochester, died at 5:07 a.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019.
  • Connie Puckett, age 52, of Claypool, Ind., passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 1:11 a.m. in Anderson, Ind.
  • David Fruit
    David Fruit of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 1:40 a.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw at the age of 54.
  • Sandra ‘Sandie’ S. Hazel
    ROCHESTER – Mrs. Sandra "Sandie" S. Hazel, 68, of Rochester, passed away on May 24, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, with husband Barry at her bed side.
  • Jerry A. Kreger, 80, Pierceton, died Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Lincolnshire Place, Fort Wayne.
  • Valena Mae Beigh
    Valena Mae Beigh of Warsaw and Winona Lake passed away at 6 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019, in her residence at age 93.
  • Karen S. Hill
    Karen S. Hill, age 58, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 1 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019, in her residence.
  • Kenneth D. Mort
    Kenneth D. Mort, age 84, of Plymouth, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
  • Curtis Ousley Jr.
    Curtis Ousley Jr., 64, of Claypool, passed away on May 24, 2019, at 11:25 a.m. in V.A. Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
  • Richard Piper, 84, of Warsaw, died at 10:05 a.m., Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • Robert C. Savage
    Robert C. Savage, age 89, and a longtime resident of Warsaw, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 8:54 a.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • Gregory R. Witham
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Gregory R. Witham
    MENTONE – Gregory R. Witham, 69, Valparaiso, and formerly of Mentone, died Friday, May 17, 2019, at his residence.
  • Alfredo DiRico
    Alfredo DiRico, age 81, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019, at 8:20 a.m. in Warsaw.
  • George Dean Pendry
    George Dean Pendry, 54, of Warsaw, died at 6:26 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne.
  • Esther M. Sheeks
    Esther M. Sheeks, 76, of Rochester, died at 2:55 PM, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
  • Alfredo DiRico, 81, of Warsaw, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019, at 8:20 a.m. in Warsaw Meadows.
  • Kim Allen Havlin, 65, of Silver Lake, died on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne.
  • Roderick ‘Rick’ Smith
    Roderick “Rick” Smith, born July 22, 1948, to James and Avis Smith in Battle Creek, Mich., went to be with the Lord on May 18, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Helen Louise Miller
    Helen Louise Miller, 88, of Warsaw, Ind., formerly of Ripley, Ind., passed away at 1:05 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2019, at Cardinal Group Home in Warsaw.
  • Lt. Col. George J. Ball, USAF (Ret.), 70, passed away April 27, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Ill., of complications due to severe radiation burn.
  • George Dean Pendry, 54, of Warsaw, died at 6:26 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne.
  • Richard ‘Dick’ Trowbridge
    BOURBON- Richard “Dick” Trowbridge, 77, of Bourbon, passed away Sunday May 19, 2019, at home in the care of his family as his faithful caregivers during his illness.
  • MENTONE – Everett Gillman Jr., 61, of Etna Green, Ind., passed May 18, 2019, at the Center for Hospice of Roseland, Ind.
  • Charles Milton ‘Chuck’?Gilbert
    Charles Milton “Chuck” Gilbert, 83, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at his son’s residence.
  • Ginger Loree Gifford
    Ginger Loree Gifford, 69, passed away on the evening of Saturday, May 18, 2019, from complications resulting from pneumonia.
  • Gilberto Garcia Jr.
    Gilberto Garcia Jr., 39, of Warsaw, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 5:55 p.m. after having been involved in a motorcycle accident near Goshen, Ind.
  • Donnabelle Rider
    NORTH MANCHESTER – Donnabelle Rider, 80, of North Manchester, formerly of Sidney, died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
  • Lee E. Norris
    MENTONE - Lee E. Norris, 89, of rural Mentone, Ind., passed at 4:12 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2019, at his residence.
  • NAPPANEE – Malinda Mae Miller, age 90, of Leesburg, died at 8:15 a.m., Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa, where she resided for four years. 
  • Rick L. Hatfield
    Rick L. Hatfield, age 58, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in his residence.
  • Charles M. Gilbert, 83, Warsaw, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019.
  • Ginger Loree Gifford
    Ginger Loree Gifford, 69, passed away on the evening of Saturday, May 18, 2019, from complications resulting from pneumonia.
  • NAPPANEE – Perry M. Borkholder, 75, of Nappanee, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Syracuse, after a long illness.
  • Orville Bolin, age 59, of Warsaw, died on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 4:05 p.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
  • Susan Ward Ashby
    Susan Ward Ashby of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 11:10 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw at the age of 73.
  • Richard L. Adamson
    AKRON – Richard L. Adamson, 81, of Akron, Ind., passed at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Woodlawn Hospital of Rochester, Ind.