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  • We lost a good teacher today.

    Leonard “Len” Ray Draving, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in his residence.
  • Annalissa Jasmin Calderon of Warsaw passed away unexpectedly at 1:43 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Goshen, at the age of 18.
  • Lynn Annette Oliver Plett, 50, formerly of Warsaw, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Slovakia after a battle with cancer.  
  • David H. Anders, a lifetime resident of Warsaw, passed away quietly at 7:25 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019.
  • Dorothy Elizabeth Poor, age 95, passed away peacefully on Feb. 18, 2019, at Hearth and Home Assisted Living in Van Wert, Ohio.
  • Nancy L. Ayers, 69, of Milford, passed away at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at her residence.
  • Charlene B. Shaw-Heisler, 65, of Ney, Ohio, died at 11:14 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at her home.
  • Lyle E. Williams entered his heavenly home from Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.
  • Bonnie J. Boys Gardner, 83, formerly of Anderson, passed away Feb. 17, 2019, at Peabody's Retirement Community in North Manchester following her battle with dementia.
  • Bonita “Bonnie” Croy, 67, of Nappanee, died at 12:28 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at Elkhart General Hospital after an extended illness. 

  • Linda Yoder, 71, of Syracuse, passed away on Feb. 19, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor. 
  • Klara E. Hill, 97, of Syracuse, died at 9:58 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw.
  • Leonard “Len” Ray Draving, 85, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in his residence.
  • A memorial service for Joan Deeter is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 Beckley St., North Manchester.
  • Edward E. “Ed” Alvey, 70, of Leesburg, passed away at 3:34 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne.
  • Letha J. Pletcher, 94, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at IU North Hospital in Carmel.
  • Cleo M. Combs, of Warsaw, passed away at 6:42 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at Grace Village in Winona Lake at the age of 76.
  • Randy Allen Ingle of Warsaw passed away Feb. 10, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
  • Donald Woods Jr., 32, of Nappanee, died unexpectedly at 1:52 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at Elkhart General Hospital.
  • Nicholas Skrumelak, 72, of Milford, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at his residence.
  • Dorothy Poor, 95, formerly of Warsaw, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at Hearth & Home Assisted Living in Van Wert, Ohio.
  • Nancy L. Ayers, 69, of Milford, died at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at her residence. 

  • David H. Anders, 73, of Warsaw, died at 7:25 p.m.  Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in his home.
  • Bernice Fisher, 93, of Milford, passed away on Feb. 14, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor of Syracuse.
  • Mary Lee Willman, 84, of Leesburg, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at Goshen Hospital.
  • Cleo M. Combs, 76, of Warsaw, died at 6:42 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at Grace Village in Winona Lake.
  • Mary Lou Baker, 89, of Warsaw, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake.
  • Arlene Kitchel, 87, of Rochester, died at 1:41 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
  • Paul Evans, 64, formerly of Warsaw, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Life Care Center of Fort Wayne.
  • Marie A. Bauer, 72, of Rochester, died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Blair Ridge Health Campus of Peru.
  • Leatha Pletcher, 94, formerly of Pierceton, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Indiana University Hospital, North, Carmel.

    Arrangements are pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton.
  • Edward E. “Ed” Alvey, 70, of Leesburg, died at 3:34 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne.
  • Mabel J. Barnhart, 72, of Atwood, died at 10:31 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.
  • Ronald “Ron” C. Everson of Winona Lake passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at Venice Regional Bayfront Health in Venice, Fla., at the age of 70.
  • Ronan Samuel Frush was born an angel at 5:01 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. 
  • Gale Owen Creighton of Oviedo, Fla., passed away on Feb. 14, 2019. He was originally from Warsaw and a lifelong partner and employee of Creighton Brothers, a family farm and poultry complex.
  • Gary Lee Parker, 62, of Syracuse, passed away Feb, 13, 2019, at Goshen Hospital.
  • Diana Kay Reinhart, age 76, of Fayetteville, Ark., and formerly of Pierceton, passed away at 4:27 p.m. Feb. 13, 2019, in North Hills Rehabilitation of Fayetteville.
  • Doug Smith, 61, of Milford, died unexpectedly Jan. 18, 2019.
  • Lyle E. Williams, 91, of Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, died at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.
  • Mary "Evelyn" Kanippe, 82, formerly of Peru, went to be with her Lord at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in her home in Warsaw while surrounded by family.
  • Ruth Una Paige of Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at the age of 96.
  • Elda Ann Hudson, 83, of Roann, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
  • Kevin Owens left this earth after a valiant battle with cancer on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at the age of 62.
  • Karen L. Fairfield, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at home.
  • Oris M. Hippensteel, 77, North Manchester and St. Ignace, Mich., died at 12:41 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  • Paul Evans, 64, formerly of Warsaw, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Life Care Center of Fort Wayne.
  • Mary Lee Willman, 84, of Leesburg, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at Goshen Hospital.
  • Ruth Una Paige, 96, of Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, died at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.
  • Donald E. "Don" Minear, 60, of North Webster, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne.
  • Howard E. Woodward Jr. of North Manchester passed away at 5:50 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester at the age of 74.
  • Clifford D. Wolf went to rest in heaven at 4:45 a.m. Feb. 9, 2019.
  • Elbert Gibson, age 75, of Warsaw, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
  • Mary Jo Valentine, 85, of Key Largo, Fla., formerly of Pierceton, passed away at 7:05 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in her residence.
  • Jimmie Keith Brown, 73, of Syracuse, passed away at 6:08 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne.
  • Randy A. Ingle, 60, of Warsaw, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  • Ronald Clarence Everson, 70, of Winona Lake, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Venice, Fla.
  • Charles L. “Larry” Gates, 91, of North Webster, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Grace Village Healthcare in Warsaw.
  • Mary A. Watson, age 79, of Sidney, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Parkview Hospital Randallia.
  • David Van Dyke, 69, of Warsaw, passed away at 1:35 p.m.  Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in his residence. 

  • Howard E. Woodward Jr., 74, of North Manchester, died at 5:50 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester. 
  • Ruth Una Paige, 96, of Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, died at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. 

  • Mary Jo Valentine, 85, of Pierceton, died at 7:05 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in her residence.
  • Diana Jo Brown, 78, of Cromwell, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Miller's Merry Manor in Syracuse.
  • Elizabeth Gagliano, 83, of Nappanee, and formerly of Syracuse, passed away on Feb. 7, 2019, at the Elkhart General Hospital.
  • Toby L. Hughes, 75, of Huntington, died at 9:51 a.m. Feb. 9, 2019, in his residence.
  • Freddie D. Meade, age 68, of Mentone, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Feb. 9, 2019, in Kosciusko Community Hospital.
  • Robert G. “Big Bob” Jones, 64, of Kimmell, formerly of Syracuse, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital surrounded by his children and mother.
  • Myra L. Bone, 91, of Round Lake Beach, Ill., went home to be with the Lord Friday morning, Feb. 8, 2019.
  • Freda Belle Sellers of Fort Wayne, and formerly a resident of Pierceton, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Sage Bluff Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne at the age of 85.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER – Marsha R. Jones, 64, North Manchester, died at 3:14 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in her residence.
  • Oella H. Edgecomb, 97, North Manchester, and formerly of Laketon, died at 1:10 p.m. Friday, Feb, 8, 2019, in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.
  • Phil Hollingsworth, 79, of Warsaw, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at his home.
  • Donald E. "Don" Minear, 60, of North Webster, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne.
  • Jimmie Keith Brown, 73, of Syracuse, died at 6:08 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne.
  • Jane Ann Scott, age 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 7, 2019.
  • Charles L. “Larry” Gates, 91, of North Webster, died at 8:40 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Grace Village Healthcare in Winona Lake.
  • Kenneth “Ken” Hampton, age 86, of North Webster, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. in Goshen Hospital.
  • Robert Joy, 63, of Pierceton, died at 11:59 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Parkview Whitley Hospital.
  • Warsaw Man Arrested After Short Vehicle Pursuit
    On Thursday, a short vehicle pursuit led to the arrest of Randall Yeazel, 63, Warsaw.
  • Martha J. Decker, a longtime resident of Warsaw, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Kingston at Dupont, Fort Wayne. She was 91 years old.
  • G. Wayne Reese, 96, of 2115 Banyan Way, Sebring, Fla., and formerly of Akron, passed at 5:07 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Highland Medical Center of Sebring.
  • Richard "Rick" L. Keplinger, 56, of Pierceton, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw.
  • Betty Gagliano, 82, of Nappanee, and formerly of Syracuse, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Elkhart General Hospital.
  • Myra Bone, 91, of Round Lake Beach, Ill., died today, Feb. 8, 2019, at her home. 

  • David Van Dyke, 69, of Warsaw, died at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in his residence.
  • Ann Bryant, 95, of Mentone, and formerly of Akron, passed at 10:34 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.
  • Carlotta May Tackett, 71, of Claypool, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at her residence.
  • Randolph D. Oldfather, 63, of North Manchester, died at 5:10 p.m. Jan. 30, 2019, in his residence.

  • Norma J. Davidsen, 86, of Syracuse, died at 11:31 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at her home.
  • Martha J. Baumgartner Decker, 91, a longtime resident of Warsaw, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Kingston Care Center at Dupont, Fort Wayne.
  • Kenneth “Ken” Hampton, 86, of North Webster, died at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Goshen Hospital.
  • Dewey “Eddie” Stinson Jr., 45, died in Fort Wayne at 5:57 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.
  • Bertha May Stauffer Kirk, 89, of Warsaw, passed away at 10:38 a.m. Feb. 4, 2019, in Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
  • Gary Marshall, 50, of Mentone, passed at 8:03 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.
  • Ruth Helen “Peaches” Endicott French of Grace Village Retirement Community in Winona Lake passed away at 1:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at her residence in Winona Lake at the age of 88.
  • Stanley Ernest Lozier of Warsaw was welcomed into the arms of Jesus at 4:09 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne at the age of 61.
  • Joyce A. Cleland, 94, of Larwill, died at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City.
  • Anna Mae Galloway, 93, of Warsaw, died at 9:20 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Grace Village Healthcare, Winona Lake.
  • Stephen P. Beverly, 63, of Warsaw, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Warsaw’s Kosciusko Community Hospital.
  • Ronald “Ron” Fisher, 55, of Milford, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at his home surrounded by family.
  • Wayne Reese, 96, of Sebring, Fla., and formerly of Akron, died at 5:07 a.m. today, Feb. 5, 2019, at Highland Regional Medical Center of Sebring.
  • Norma J. Davidsen, 86, of Syracuse, died at 11:31 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at her home.
  • Stanley Ernest Lozier, 61, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.
  • Maria Brack Sarber, age 83, and a longtime resident of Warsaw, passed away quietly and unexpectedly Jan. 31, 2019, in Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital.
  • Mae Ellen Havens, 93, of Warsaw, died at 11:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center.
  • Bertha M. Kirk, 89, of Warsaw, died at 10:38 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
  • Betty Lou Smith passed from this life on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Grace Village, Winona Lake, after a period of declining health.
  • Linda L. Sechrist Cullison, 71, of Warsaw, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Summit City Nursing and Rehabilitation, Fort Wayne. She had been in failing health.
  • Robert “Bobby” Lyons, 60, of Leesburg, passed away on Jan. 18, 2019, at his home.
  • Ruth Helen “Peaches” Endicott French, 88, of Grace Village Retirement Community in Winona Lake, died at 1:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at her residence.
  • Ann S. Thompson, 79, of Rochester, died at 11:19 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at her son’s home in Huntington.
  • Frederick J.  "Fred" Brown,  98, Fulton County, died at 3:55 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
  • Bryan M. Bowen, 56, of Leesburg, passed away at 2:34 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at his home.
  • Henry Gutowski, known to many as “Hank,” passed away at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne at 2:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Age
  • Martha Lou Hoffman, 88, passed away  at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
  • Leora Arnett Prater Bradley, age 92 and a resident of North Manchester, took the hand of the Lord, passing from Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw, at 10:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.
  • Laraine May Fry, 73, died at 1:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Miller's Merry Manor in Warsaw, after a four-month battle with brain cancer.
  • Charles A. Ker, 84, a lifelong resident of Warsaw, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor.
  • LaMar E. “Butch” Huber, 76, of Syracuse, died at 12:54 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Goshen Hospital.
  • Betty Lou Smith, 89, of Warsaw, died at 9:34  p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Grace Village Health Care, Winona Lake.