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November 30th

Death notices 11-24-11

November 30, 2011

Iola M. Mayfield
Nov. 23, 2011
BOURBON — Iola M. Mayfield, 87, of 420 E. Center St., Bourbon, died at 3:42 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23, at her residence after a long illness.
She is survived by daughters, Phyllis Irene Atkinson, Bourbon and Darlene (Henry) Berda, Morrisville, Vt., seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation is Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. EST at Chapel Lawn Cemetery in Schererville.

Francis J. Wattenbarger

November 30, 2011

Francis J. Wattenbarger
Oct. 21, 1921-Nov. 22, 2011
SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — Francis J. Wattenbarger, 90, caring father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend passed away peacefully Nov. 22, 2011 after a brief illness. Francis was a longtime resident and farmer in the Glade Community in the Horse Heaven Hills of Southern Washington.

Sherry Jane Long

November 30, 2011

Sherry Jane Long
Jan. 19, 1959 – Nov. 23, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Sherry Jane Long, 52, died peacefully at her home Wednesday morning in the company of her family and assisted care of hospice volunteers. A lifetime Marshall County resident, Sherry has resided on King Road in Plymouth for the past 11 years. She was diagnosed with cancer April 8, 2010.
Sherry was born Jan. 19, 1959, the daughter of Duane W. and Sandra Lee (Dick) Hurford. She was a graduate of LaVille High School in 1977, where she played in the band.

Jack B Kowatch

November 30, 2011

Jack B Kowatch
Nov. 29, 1921 – Nov. 20, 2011
CULVER — Jack B Kowatch, 89, of North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Culver, passed away Nov. 20, 2011 at 7:15 a.m. in the Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Fla.
Jack was born Nov. 29, 1921 in Culver. He was one of six children born to John and Vada (Burch) Kowatch. Jack was married to Catherine Thornburg. Together they raised their daughter Sondra. Catherine preceded Jack in death in 1980.  Jack later fell in love and married Joyce Mikesell, Sept. 4, 1983 at the Maxinkuckee Country Club in Culver.

Death notices 11-23-11

November 30, 2011

Jack B. Kowatch
Nov. 20, 2011
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jack B. Kowatch, 89, of North Fort Myers, Fla. formerly of Culver, died Nov. 20, 2011 at Hope Hospice, Cape Coral, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Kowatch of North Fort Myers, Fla.; brothers, Edward (Mary) Kowatch of Culver, James (Beverly) Kowatch of Chicago, Ill., John Kowatch of Culver; son-in-law, Leon Bennett of Culver; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Sanford Doyle Overmyer

November 30, 2011

Sanford Doyle Overmyer
April 7, 1922-Nov. 21, 2011                                     
PLYMOUTH — Sanford Doyle Overmyer, 89, of 748 Thayer St., Plymouth, passed away at 2:16 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, in Plymouth.

Wilma Jean Watson

November 30, 2011

Wilma Jean Watson
March 6, 1925-Nov. 19, 2011
BOURBON — Wilma Jean Watson, 86, of 5845 14th Road, Bourbon, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at 11:21 p.m., at her home.

Chester Elmer Walter

November 30, 2011

Chester Elmer Walter
Jan. 13, 1928 - Nov. 21, 2011
BREMEN — Chester Elmer Walter, 83, died of natural causes at 6:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 in the Bremen Health Care, where he has made his home for the past four years.
The son of George E. and Dora E. (Sheneman) Walter, Chester was born Jan. 13, 1928 in South Bend. Known to many as Chet, he was a 1946 graduate of Lakeville High School.
June 24, 1949, Chet married Edith Irene Smith at the Holland Family home in Teegarden. The couple had met at a youth activity at the County-Line Brethren Church.

Richard A. Cooper Sr.

November 30, 2011

Richard A. Cooper Sr.
Jan. 15, 1949-Nov. 20, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Richard A. Cooper Sr., 62, affectionately known as Rick or Coop, a lifetime area resident, died at 3:39 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
The son of Nelson Sr. and Ernestine Hauser Cooper, Rick was born Jan. 15, 1949, in South Bend.
A 1967 graduate of Plymouth High School, Rick was in the U.S. Navy from September, 1967 to April, 1971, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion and former member of the VFW.

More than 150 students vaccinated following LaVille chicken pox outbreak

November 30, 2011

LAKEVILLE — The Union-North School Corporation announced an outbreak of chicken pox at LaVille Elementary last Monday. The school took quick action, reporting the cases to the county health department and holding vaccination clinics Tuesday and Wednesday at the school. Health department nurse Susan Lechlitner said that about 150 students were vaccinated.
“Parents were frustrated but everyone worked through it,” said LaVille Elementary School nurse Lisa Aschenbrenner. “They know we are here to keep the kids safe and healthy.”

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