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December 8th

Phyllis J. Smith

December 8, 2011

Phyllis J. Smith
Jan. 28, 1929- Dec. 5, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Phyllis J. Smith, 82, of LaPorte, formerly of Plymouth, died in the IU Health LaPorte Hospital Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.
Born in Plymouth Jan. 28, 1929, Phyllis was the daughter of Glenn and Myrtle Dietl Tillman.
She graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1946, and from the International Business College shortly afterward.
She was first married to Robert B. Staner and later to Charles Smith.

December 6th

V. Jean Gilbert

December 6, 2011

V. Jean Gilbert
Sept. 4, 1929 – Dec. 4, 2011
PLYMOUTH — V. Jean Gilbert, 82, a lifetime Plymouth resident, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center — Plymouth Campus of natural causes. Jean has resided on 12th Road for the past 58 years.
Jean was born the daughter of LeRoy and Anna Viola (Cannan) Belt in Plymouth Sept. 4, 1929. She was raised during the Depression by her grandparents; Ed and Jennie Cannan. She attended Inwood School and graduated from there in 1946.

Arthur W. Wagner

December 6, 2011

Arthur W. Wagner
May 15, 1921-Nov. 7, 2011
LANCASTER, Calif. — Arthur W. Wagner was born in Plymouth, May 15, 1921.

Rosemary Mae Ehret

December 6, 2011

Rosemary Mae Ehret
Nov. 11, 1923-Dec. 5, 2011
BREMEN — Rosemary Mae Ehret, 88, of Bremen, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at her residence. She was born Nov. 11, 1923 in Bremen to Arthur and Buelah (Biehl) Bauer. She married Stanley D. Ehret May 11, 1946 in Bremen. He preceded her in death July 15, 1981.
Rosemary was a homemaker and worked at Ristance Wire. She was a member of the Bremen United Methodist Church and graduated from Bremen High School where she participated in the band.

Death notices 12-3-11

December 6, 2011

Helen Ruth Hoyt
Dec. 2, 2011
NAPPANEE — Helen Ruth Hoyt, 91, formerly of Nappanee, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at 4:35 a.m. at Grace Village Health Care in Winona Lake.
She is survived by a daughter, Sharie (Pat) Johnson of Syracuse, sons, Mike (Diana) Hoyt of Mentone and Jim (Rhonda) Hoyt of Richardson, Texas; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Dorothy Irene Millea

December 6, 2011

Dorothy Irene Millea
Aug. 26, 1927-Dec. 1, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Dorothy Irene Millea, 84, a Plymouth resident since 1935, died at 1:50 a.m. Dec. 1, 2011 in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
The daughter of Thomas G. and Lillian A. Graf Millea, Dorothy was born Aug. 26, 1927, in Mishawaka.
Dorothy was a 1944 graduate of Plymouth High School.
She had worked at American Optical for 37 years, retiring in 1992 as office supervisor.

Death notices 12-5-11

December 6, 2011

Natheta J. Berg
Dec. 4, 2011 
WALKERTON — Natheta J. Berg, 78, of Walkerton died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth after a sudden illness.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Berg; daughters, Bonita (Doyle Blooding) Bent-Nelson of South Bend, Lora (Scott) Vieting of Hamlet and Jacquelyn (Thad) Rippy of Plymouth; son, Paul (Brenda) Bent of Walkerton; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, Gene (Barbara) Ossler of Raleigh, N.C.; and one sister, Barbara (Frank) Abel of Hamlet. 

Sharron C. Jones

December 6, 2011

Sharron C. Jones
July 13, 1939-Dec. 2, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Sharron C. Jones, 72, of Plymouth, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at Hospice House, Elkhart. Sharron was born July 13, 1939 in Gary to the late Frank R. and Clela E. (Adkins) Wallace and has lived in the Plymouth area since 1959 coming from Valparaiso. July 18, 1959 in Boone Grove, she was united in marriage to Melvin F. Jones, who survives.

Eric M. Kime

December 6, 2011

Eric M. Kime
Oct. 2, 1941 – Nov. 30, 2011
SOUTH BEND — Eric M. Kime, 70, of South Bend, passed away at 10:22 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis, after battling an illness there for eight weeks.
Along with his parents, his first wife, Constance (Connie) Stocker preceded him in death.
He was born Oct. 2, 1941 to the late Donald C. and Katherine (McGowan) Kime in Evansville, graduated from high school in Plymouth in 1959, graduated from South Bend College of Commerce in 1962 and has lived in the South Bend area for 50 years.

Ronald Spoor

December 6, 2011

Ronald Spoor
June 25, 1929-Dec. 2, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Ronald “Mouse,” Spoor, 82, passed away at 6:06 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.
A lifetime resident of Plymouth, Ron was born in Plymouth June 25, 1929, the son of Vern and Carrie Bradford Spoor.
He attended Plymouth schools and was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps.
Aug. 11, 1985, in Plymouth, he and Sharon Parkus Hurford were married.
A talented construction worker he worked for C.L. Morris, Dick Day Construction and Zartman Construction.

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