Archive - Sep 2010 - Obituary
Feb. 5, 2010 â Sept. 15, 2010
PLYMOUTH âÂ Rex Allen, Sr., 61, died of natural causes at his home at 2 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. I5, 2010.
Born Feb. 5, 1949, in Curtis, Mich., Rex was the son of Alvin and Marian Etoile Griffith Allen. Dec. 24, 1966, in Knox, Rex took Nancy Gilbert as his bride.
Rex worked and retired from the Indiana State Highway Department. He was a foreman and heavy equipment supervisor and worked there for 23 years.
Sept. 15, 2010
ELKHART â Patricia Collums, 80, of Bremen, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 at Center for Hospice, Elkhart.
She is survived by daughters, Marika (Timothy) Kunder of Bremen and Cindie (Jack) Shumaker of Grand Island, Fla.; sons, Allen (Arlie) Wardlow of Albertville, Ala.; 33 grandchildren; many great- and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth Ann Carey of Frostproof, Fla. and Lou Kincade of Cicero; four stepdaughters; and a stepson.
Aug. 24, 2010
MARYVILLE, Tenn. â Phyllis Jean Whisnant, 84, of Maryville, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010 at Blount Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Joe; sons, Lewis (Sandy) Whisnant of Lenoir City, Tenn., Dwight Whisnant of Bradenton, Fla., and Glen (Joyce) Whisnant of Alabama; daughters, Linda (Tim) Studabaker of Boulder, Colo. and Carol Whisnant of Lakewood, Colo.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and cousins.
Visitation took place from 1 to 2 p.. Saturday, Aug. 28 at Smith Trinity Chapel, Maryville.
Sept. 14, 2010
VAPARAISO â Robert Louis Okeley, 75, of Valparaiso, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010 at his residence.
He is survived by his wife Patricia; sons, David (Terri) Okeley of Wanatah and Robert N. Okeley of Valparaiso; daughters: Christine Rains of Valparaiso, Cynthia West of Bakersfield, Calif., Sara Brown of Valparaiso, and Kathleen (Tom) Stigert of Valparaiso; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald and Charles Okeley; and sisters: Elsie Papp, Lila Rudd, Joyce Bailey, Doris Wrovlewski, and Alice Miller.
Sept. 16, 2010
WALKERTON âÂ Alex Clemons, 74, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.Â
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; daughters: Crystal (Randy) Givens of Walkerton, Juliet (Rodney) Keeling of Plymouth, Janeen (Laszlo) Kovach of Granger, Cherie Marek of North Liberty and Angela (Joseph) Clemons of South Bend; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Louise (Adam) Mann of Walkerton.Â
Sept. 15, 2010
WAKARUSA â Glenna H. Andrews, 93, Nappanee, died at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 at Millerâs Merry Manor, Wakarusa.
She is survived by a son, Larry Andrews of Nappanee; a daughter-in-law, Sheri (Rich) Dodson of Nappanee; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 and one hour prior to services Monday, at Union Center Church of the Brethren.
Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20 at the church.
Burial will follow at Union Center Cemetery.
Sept. 13, 2010
PLYMOUTH â Sharon M. Senne Edwards, 73, of Plymouth, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010.
She is survived by her husband, John; daughters: Diane (Arnold) Siegert of Battle Creek, Mich., Doris (Donald) Newcomb of Dyersburg, Debra (Roger Sr.) Petimone of Scottsdale, Ariz.; son, Dean (Sharon) Senne of Bartlett, Ill.; stepson, Mark Edwards of Addison, Ill.; stepdaughter, Jennifer Edwards of DeKalb. Ill.; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Darlene Baker of Reedsville, N.C.; an aunt, Loretta Dolski of Omro, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews.
May 2, 1940 âÂ Sept. 10, 2010
PLYMOUTH âÂ Margaret J. "Maggie" McLaughlin, 70, of 7472 Savanna Lane, Plymouth, formerly of Crescent City, Calif., passed away at 2:23 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, 2010.
Maggie was born May 2, 1940, in Detroit, Mich., to Harold D. and Catherine I. (Matschikowski) McLaughlin.Â Maggie retired from Ba Bell as a Supervisor in Los Angeles, Calif.Â
She graduated from Plymouth High School with the Class of 1958, and the University of Redlands, in California, in the Class of 1989.Â Maggie was a member of the Crescent City Kiwanis Club.
Feb. 5, 1966 â Sept. 13, 2010
PLYMOUTH âÂ James E. "Jimmie" Brinkman, age 44, of 804 Miner Street, Plymouth, passed away at 10:45 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at his home.Â
Jimmie was born Feb. 5, 1966, in Plymouth, to Jim and Judy (Muffley) Brinkman. Jimmie enjoyed fishing, camping, NASCAR Racing and was a huge New York Yankee fan. He was very proud of his autographed picture of Derek Jeter, #2.
He graduated from Plymouth High School in the Class of 1986 and worked at Plymouth Pallet.
Sept. 14, 2010
ETNA GREEN âÂ Leonard L. âBoneyâ Stouder, 87, of Etna Green, died at 3 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2010 in Millerâs Merry Manor Nursing Home of Plymouth.
He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Stouder and Merril Stouder both of Etna Green; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sisters; Gloria (Bill) Stackhouse and Donnabelle Blackford; and brothers: Jim (Serita) Stouder, Dallas (Mary) Stouder, Richard (Janet) Stouder and Velorus Stouder.