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February 17th

Death notice 2-17-11

February 17, 2011

Mary Lois Doud
Feb. 16, 2011
ROCHESTER — Mary Lois Doud, 87, of Rochester, died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at Life Care Center of Rochester. 
She is survived by a son, James (Bonnie) Doud of Akron.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 and one hour prior to services Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.
Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral home’s e-mail at

Carroll 'Rick' Conley

February 17, 2011

Carroll ‘Rick’ Conley
Sept. 7, 1955 — Feb. 15, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Carroll R. “Rick” Conley, age 55, of Redwood Road, Plymouth, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at his home.
Rick was born Sept. 7, 1955, in Plymouth, to Austin and Carol (Long) Conley. He was a lifetime resident of Plymouth. Rick and the former Kathy Landrie were united in marriage June 21, 1997, in Plymouth, at the House of Prayer, where he was a member. A proud United States Marine, Rick served his country in Vietnam. 

February 16th

Death notices 2-16-11

February 17, 2011

Donald Ray Jones
Feb. 12, 2011
KNOX — Donald Ray Jones, 67, Knox, died Saturday, Feb. 12 at his residence.
He is survived by by his wife Nancy; sons, Michael Ray Jones of Walkerton and Billy Odell Jones of Plymouth; daughter, Vicki Sue Jones of North Judson; brothers: Leroy Jones, Bobby Jones, Roger Jones and Glendale Jones; sisters: Mildred Gephart, Shirley Jones, Pearl Fizzcell and Linda Pennock; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at M.C. Smith Funeral Home, Knox.

P. Roger Hackett

February 17, 2011

P. Roger Hackett
Aug. 13, 1944 — Feb. 12, 2011
PLYMOUTH — P.  Roger Hackett ,age 66, of Berkley Street, Plymouth, passed away at 7:47 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Saint Vincent’s Carmel Hospital in Carmel.
Roger was born Aug. 13, 1944, in Plymouth, to Donald P. and Myrtle A. (Scott) Hackett.
Roger was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, Argos, and was the director of music at the church. Roger proudly served his country in the United States Army.
Roger and the former Pamela Mortimore were married in 1979. They have one daughter, Kelly Miller.

February 15th

Death notices 2-15-11

February 15, 2011

James Luzern Custer
Feb. 3, 2011
DAYTON, Ohio — James Luzern Custer, 88, of Washington Township, Dayton, Ohio, died Thursday Feb. 3, 2011.
He is survived by his wife Patricia; daughters Deborah Lakins and Cathrine (Don) Morter; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation took place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7 at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7011 Far Hills Ave.
Entombment followed at Woodland Mausoleum.
Memorial donations may be made Alzheimer’s Foundation of Hospice of Dayton.

Michael Schwartz

February 15, 2011

Michael Schwartz
Dec. 1, 1953 — Feb. 12, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Michael L. Schwartz, 57, of Carriage Drive, Plymouth, passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at his home, with his loving family by his side.
Mike was born Dec. 1, 1953, in Bluffton, Ind. to Lorin and Dorothy (Foust) Schwartz. He was their only child. Mike married Donna Heinrich Dec. 17, 1977, in Noblesville, Ind. Mike and Donna met while they were both teaching at Culver Community High School.

February 14th

Death notices 2-14-11

February 14, 2011

Roger Hackett
Feb. 12, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Roger Hackett, 66, of Berkley Street, Plymouth, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at 11 p.m. at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Carmel.
Arrangements are pending with VanGilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Mike Schwartz
Feb. 12, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Mike Schwartz, 57, of Carriage Drive, Plymouth, died Feb. 12, 2011 at his home.
Arrangements are pending with VanGilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Leslie Roger “Frog” Walters
Feb. 12, 2011
ROCHESTER — Leslie Roger “Frog” Walters of Arthur Street, Rochester, died at Woodlawn Hospital, Saturday Feb. 12. 

Kimberly D. Blount

February 14, 2011

Kimberly D. Blount
Feb. 9, 1959 – Feb. 10, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Kimberly D. “Kim” Blount, 52, a resident of Hillcrest Avenue, Plymouth, passed away following an illness, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at 3:45 p.m. in the Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Kim was born Feb. 9, 1959 in South Bend, the daughter of Leonard I. and Ruby J. (Beauchamp) Smith. She was raised in South Bend and attended Riley High School.
March 19, 1988 in LaPaz she became the bride of Robert D. Blount.

Bertha Pearl Mersch

February 14, 2011

Bertha Pearl Mersch
Nov. 3, 1923 — Feb. 10, 2011
FREMONT — Bertha Pearl Mersch, 87, of Jimmerson Lake, Fremont, died at 6:03 p.m. Feb. 10, 2011 at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola.
She was born Nov. 3, 1923 in Clearwater, Neb., to Herman Axel Anderson and Flossie Pearl Bebee Anderson. She was married to Joseph Carl Mersch Nov. 29, 1941, in Clearwater, Neb. He passed away Dec. 21, 1992.

Jill Greene

February 14, 2011

Jill Greene
March 8, 1956 — Feb. 10, 2011
BREMEN — Jill Greene, 54, of Bremen, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. 
She was born March 8, 1956 in Bremen to Robert E. and Janice (Marshall) Reese.

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