Archive - Nov 2011 - Obituary
Sherry Jane Long
Jan. 19, 1959 â€“ Nov. 23, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” 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
Nov. 29, 1921 â€“ Nov. 20, 2011
CULVER â€”Â 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.Â Jack later fell in love and married Joyce Mikesell, Sept. 4, 1983 at the Maxinkuckee Country Club in Culver.
Jack B. Kowatch
Nov. 20, 2011
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. â€”Â 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
April 7, 1922-Nov. 21, 2011Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
PLYMOUTH â€”Â 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
March 6, 1925-Nov. 19, 2011
BOURBON â€”Â 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
Jan. 13, 1928 - Nov. 21, 2011
BREMEN â€” 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.
Jan. 15, 1949-Nov. 20, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” 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.
June 10, 1918-Nov. 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Theola I. Atkins, 93, of Plymouth, passed away at 10:24 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the Sanctuary at Holy Cross, in Mishawaka.Â
Theola was born June 10, 1918, in Detroit, Mich., to Orlando and Marion (MacDonald) Bryce. Aug. 17, 1940, Theola married Robert â€śBobâ€ť Atkins in Detroit, Mich. Bob passed away Sept. 13, 2001, after 61 years of marriage. Theola had been a member of the Plymouth Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses since 1952. She was a homemaker, mother of three children, and worked at J.C. Penney, Company, in Plymouth.
Thelma Ruth Newcomb
May 27, 1915-Nov. 19, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Thelma Ruth Newcomb, 96, a lifetime Plymouth resident, died at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Thelma was born Thelma Ruth Kyser in Plymouth, May 27, 1915 to Ora E. and Ethel Troutman Kyser. She was a 1934 graduate of Lincoln High School, Plymouth.
July 4, 1936, in her parentsâ€™ yard, Thelma and Darrell B. Newcomb were married. Darrell preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1973.
Kathy M. Tolson
Nov. 19, 2011
KNOX â€”Â Kathy M. Tolson, 55, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at I.U. Health Starke Hospital, Knox.
She is survived by her husband, Jasper Tolson Sr.; daughters, Misty (David) Back of North Judson, and Kathy (Vince) Smith and Bertha Tolson, all of Knox; son, Jasper (Stacy) Tolson Jr. of Baines, Texas; sister, Ada Fugate of Rochester and brothers, Charles Noel of Logansport, Stanley Cook of North Judson and Herschel Bell of Morristown, Tenn.