Archive - 2010 - Obituary
Dec. 2, 1924 â Dec. 20, 2010
PLYMOUTH âÂ Audrie Mae (Hensley) Wright, 86, Oakhill Avenue, Plymouth, formerly of Argos, died at 6:25 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at Millerâs Merry Manor, Plymouth, following a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 2, 1924 in Breathitt County, Ky. to Shelton and Zilla (Dyer) Hensley. She had lived in the Argos community since 1950 coming from Breathitt County, Ky.
She married Samuel Wright Oct. 30, 1943 in Breathitt County, Ky. and was a homemaker. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ, Argos.
Mary Edith Craig
Dec. 21, 2010
WAKARUSA âÂ Mary Edith Craig, 97, of Wakarusa, formerly of Bremen, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at Millerâs Merry Manor in Wakarusa following a lengthy illness. Â Â
She is survived by sisters: Esther Craig of South Bend, Alice Newsom of Fort Myers, Fla., Edna Gibboney of Elgin, Ill., and Wilma Rolston of South Bend.
A memorial service will take place at a later date with burial at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Bourbon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heifer International Project (1 World Ave, Little Rock, AR, 72202).
Lewis J. Duwelius
Dec. 20, 2010
WESTVILLE â Lewis J. Duwelius, 93, of Westville, died at 8:40 a.m. Dec. 20, 2010 at Hospice of South Bend.
Arrangements are pending with Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth.
Margaret Ellen Sherwood
Dec. 19, 2010
PLYMOUTH â Margaret Ellen Sherwood, 90, of Plymouth, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home.
Ruth L. AwaldÂ Â Â Â Â
Dec. 17, 2010
HAMLET âÂ Ruth L. Awald, 83, of Lafayette, formerly of Hamlet, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 in St. Elizabethâs Hospital, Lafayette.Â
She is survived by daughters, Mary Lou (Gregg) Kempski of Chicago and Norma (Darrell) Pitts of Hamlet; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Russell Bradley of Monroeville, Pa.
Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT) Wednesday, Dec. 22 at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m.Â Wednesday at the funeral chapel.
Dec. 15, 2010
PLYMOUTH âÂ Barbara A. Arnold, 73, of Plymouth, died at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at her residence.Â
She is survived by her brothers, Robert Huffer of Plymouth and Ronald (Joannie) Huffer ofÂ Cocoa, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation or funeral at this time.Â
Burial will take place at a later date.Â Â Â Â
Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, assisted the family with the arrangements.
Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral homeâs website at www.vangilderfuneralhome.com.
Clinton 'Bud' Crull
Dec. 15, 2010
ROCHESTER â ClintonÂ âBudâ Crull, 76, of Rochester, died at 1:41 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at Woodlawn Hospital.
He is survived by a daughter, Angel Crull of Leiters Ford; two sons, Nathan Crull of Leiters Ford and John âChewyâ Crull, and wife Debbie, of Leiters Ford; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Patsy Daley, and husband John, of Forida; and a brother, Charles Crull, and wife Mary Jo, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Private family services will be held.Â
Â Arrangements have been entrusted to the Good Family Funeral Home.
Mary Kathryn Balsley
Dec. 14, 2010
BREMEN â Mary Kathryn Balsley, 87, Bremen, died at 9:58 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 at her residence.
She is survived by her husband Louis; son, Jeff (Susan) Balsley of Kalamazoo, Mich.; daughter, Chris (Kevin) Hershberger of Bremen; five grandchildren; eight grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Elaine Conley of Elkhart and Lois Schrader of Los Angeles, Calif.
Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at Mishler Funeral Home, 2030 S.R. 331, Bremen.
June 19, 1932 âÂ Dec. 13, 2010
BREMEN âÂ Billy Dale Reese, 78, of Bremen, passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2010Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
at Goshen General Hospital. Â
He was born June 19, 1932 in Marshall County to David and Violet (Hepler) Reese.Â He married Martha A. Griffin March 14, 1952. She preceded him in death March 16, 2010. Â Â
Bill was a welder for NIPSCO in Plymouth and was a lifelong farmer. He loved the outdoors; he enjoyed hunting, fishing and hunting for mushrooms.Â He also enjoyed traveling and playing cards.
James A. Hodges
Dec. 13, 2010
WARSAW âÂ James A. âJimmyâ Hodges, 34, of Warsaw, died at 1:18 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw.
He is survived by his mother, Judy Foster Scott of Warsaw; father, James (Debra) Hodges of Rochester; fianceĂ©, Christine Miller of Warsaw; a sister, Leslie Hodges of Warsaw; brothers: Larry âPeteâ (Jill) Thompson of Bourbon, Chad (Missy) Thompson of Warsaw, and Wesley Hodges of Tippecanoe.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home,
115 S. Main St., Bourbon.
Sept. 5, 1937 â Dec. 12, 2010
CULVER â Rita Jane Lawson, 73, of 629 Forest Place, Culver, entered the Church Triumphant early Sunday morning, Dec. 12, 2010.
Rita was born in Sullivan, Ind. to Wm. Marshall and Rowena Alice (MacDonald) Foster of Jasonville, Ind. Sept. 5, 1937. She lived in Jasonville and graduated from the Shakamak High School in 1955 as the senior class valedictorian.Â Rita then graduated from Indiana State Teacherâs College with a B.A. and from Indiana State University with an M.A. in Education.Â She was married Sept. 7, 1958 to Latham Lane Lawson.