February 21st, 2012
Elizabeth âBettyâ Anne Castleman
Aug. 3, 1930-Feb. 19, 2012
ARGOS âÂ Elizabeth âBettyâ Anne Castleman, 81, of 17068 Oak Road, Argos, died Feb. 19, 2012 at 3:05 a.m. at Millerâs Merry Manor â Culver following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 3, 1930 in Argos to Frank Orange Cowen and Hallie Belle Lowry. She lived all of her life in the Argos community.
Aug. 28, 1949 she married Rex P. Castleman at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, Culver.
She worked as a switchboard operator for the Argos Telephone Company, then went to work at the State Exchange Bank in Culver for 21 years.
Beverly Ruff Wyman
Nov. 28, 1932-Feb. 17, 2012
PLYMOUTH âÂ Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Beverly Ruff Wyman Saturday, Feb. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.Â Â
Bev passed away at her home in the company and care of her family and Center for Hospice volunteers Friday evening, Feb. 17, 2012.
Bev, 79, said in a pre-arrangement interview, âIâve had a blessed life. I had a wonderful husband and children. I have been blessed with a fantastic family and friends and I have no regrets.â
Area residents were asked what they would do if they were President. Here are their responses:
Sarah Morrison, Culver fifth grader: âIf I were President, I would make those who litter go to jail!â
Local author Ray Gleason will read from his new book, "The Violent Season," about the generation of young Americans who experienced the Vietnam war, Friday, March 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Culver Coffee Company in Culver.
Photo provided/ Devin Reagan
Culver Academies sophomore Kayla Miracle is surrounded by media following her 106-pound weight class loss Friday night at the IHSAA state wrestling finals.
BREMEN â The best things are worth waiting for.
With 1:08 left in regulation, Abraham Hall scored a takedown against Elkhart Centralâs Dominique Stauffer, then held on for a 3-1 decision and the state championship in the heavyweight title match of the 74th annual IHSAA individual state wrestling finals at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Saturday.
And while Hallâs state championship dreams may have finally culminated when he stepped atop the heavyweight podium Saturday, the origins of the Bremen seniorâs title run can really be seen in the 2010-11 season.
Parents of school-age children or students...
We're doing a little President's Day special in tomorrow's paper.
Ask your child (or yourself, student), "If I were President, what would I do?"
I'd also like to run an adult survey: "Who was your favorite President; why?"
Answers will be published in the Pilot News Tuesday!
Email answers to Lydia Beers at email@example.com
or Maggie Nixon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please attach a photo of the respondent, as well.
Edwin J. Holstein Sr.
Feb. 17, 2012
SOUTH BEND âÂ Edwin J. Holstein Sr., 76, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 in his home.Â
Nola Marie Thorne
Oct. 3, 1920-Feb. 17, 2012
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. â Former Plymouth resident, Nola Marie Thorne, 91, of Zephyrhills, Fla. died of natural causes at 6:20 a.m. in Gulfside Center for Hospice Care, Zephyrhills, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.
A Godly woman Nola was loved by all of her family and friends and will be dearly missed by all. She was born in Sapulpa, Okla., Oct. 3, 1920, the daughter of Oscar M. and Donnie Smith Patterson.
She graduated from Hammond High School and Nov. 8, 1938, in Hammond, was married to Roy E. Thorne. Roy died Dec. 9, 1988.
Kathryn âKayâ Weissert
Nov. 7, 1923-Feb. 16, 2012
TIPPECANOE âÂ Kathryn âKayâ Weissert, 88, of Tippecanoe, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at 5:11 p.m. at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Kay was born the daughter of Ralph Reed and Lois Hite Reed Nov. 7, 1923 in Bourbon Township, Marshall County and was a resident of the area all of her life. She was a graduate of Bourbon High School, in the class of 1941. She also attended South Bend Business College of Commerce and worked at St. Joseph Bank and Trust Company of South Bend prior to her marriage.