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December 22nd

Audrie Mae (Hensley) Wright

December 22, 2010

Dec. 2, 1924 — Dec. 20, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Audrie Mae (Hensley) Wright, 86, Oakhill Avenue, Plymouth, formerly of Argos, died at 6:25 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at Miller’s 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.

Death Notices 12-21-10: Mary Edith Craig, Charles Louie Rudd Jr.

December 22, 2010

Mary Edith Craig
Dec. 21, 2010
WAKARUSA — Mary Edith Craig, 97, of Wakarusa, formerly of Bremen, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa following a lengthy illness.   
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).

December 21st

Death Notices 12-20-10: Lewis J. Duwelius, Margaret Ellen Sherwood

December 21, 2010

Lewis J. Duwelius
Dec. 20, 2010
WESTVILLE — 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 — Margaret Ellen Sherwood, 90, of Plymouth, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home.

December 20th

Death Notice 12-20-10: Ruth L. Awald, Vivian J. Beran, Sharon K. Davis, Robert Miller, Margaret E. Moretto, Normalee Rosenbaum, Fannie F. Slabaugh

December 20, 2010

Ruth L. Awald     
Dec. 17, 2010
HAMLET — Ruth L. Awald, 83, of Lafayette, formerly of Hamlet, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Lafayette. 
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. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

December 19th

Death Notice 12-18-10: Barbara Arnold

December 19, 2010

Barbara Arnold
Dec. 15, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Barbara A. Arnold, 73, of Plymouth, died at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at her residence. 
She is survived by her brothers, Robert Huffer of Plymouth and Ronald (Joannie) Huffer of Cocoa, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation or funeral at this time. 
Burial will take place at a later date.    
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 home’s website at

December 17th

Death Notices 12-17-10: Clinton 'Bud' Crull, Elbert V. Young

December 17, 2010

Clinton 'Bud' Crull
Dec. 15, 2010
ROCHESTER — Clinton  “Bud” 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 “Chewy” 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. 
  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Good Family Funeral Home.

December 16th

Death notices 12-16-10

December 16, 2010

Mary Kathryn Balsley
Dec. 14, 2010
BREMEN — 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.

December 15th

Billy Dale Reese

December 15, 2010

June 19, 1932 — Dec. 13, 2010
BREMEN — Billy Dale Reese, 78, of Bremen, passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2010               
at Goshen General Hospital.  
He was born June 19, 1932 in Marshall County to David and Violet (Hepler) Reese. He married Martha A. Griffin March 14, 1952. She preceded him in death March 16, 2010.   
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. He also enjoyed traveling and playing cards.

Death Notices 11-14-10: James A. Hodges, Howard ‘Coach’ Leedy, Sherry L. Maurer

December 15, 2010

James A. Hodges
Dec. 13, 2010
WARSAW — James A. “Jimmy” 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; fianceé, Christine Miller of Warsaw; a sister, Leslie Hodges of Warsaw; brothers: Larry “Pete” (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.

December 14th

Rita J. Lawson

December 14, 2010

Sept. 5, 1937 – Dec. 12, 2010
CULVER — 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. Rita then graduated from Indiana State Teacher’s College with a B.A. and from Indiana State University with an M.A. in Education. She was married Sept. 7, 1958 to Latham Lane Lawson.

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