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January 6th

Doris Eileen Cooper

January 6, 2011

Doris Eileen Cooper
Aug. 23, 1930 — Jan. 4, 2010
MENTONE — Doris Eileen Cooper, 80, of Mentone, died at 8:23 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 at the Bremen Health Care Center of Bremen.
She was born Aug. 23, 1930 in Etna Green, to Glen Snider and Ethel M. Easterday.
She was married Oct. 15, 1950 in Mentone, to David L. Cooper who passed away Jan. 31, 2000.

January 5th

Death Notices 1-04-11: Doris Downey, Agnes K. Ringle

January 5, 2011

Doris Downey
Dec. 27, 2010
WESTPORT, Mass. — Doris Downey, 87, of Westport, Mass., formerly of Plymouth, died Dec. 27, 2010 at Westport Nursing Home.
She is survived by daughters, Peggy (James) Metz of Plymouth, and Linda (Dennis) Alitz of Massachusetts.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 and one hour prior to services Friday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7 at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton.

Agnes K. Ringle

Nancy E. Simpson

January 5, 2011

June 9, 1925 — Jan. 2, 2011
CULVER — Nancy E. Simpson, 85, of Culver, passed away Jan. 2, 2011 at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.
Nancy was born June 9, 1925 in Goshen, one of five children born to Isaac and Lulu (Sparklin) Mummert. After graduating from Goshen High School, she married James Simpson Aug. 15, 1943 in Goshen. Together they raised three children and a foster son.
Nancy really enjoyed gardening and playing bridge with her friends as well as spending time with her grandchildren.

January 4th

Elizabeth (Morris) Bailey

January 4, 2011

June 30, 1935 — Jan. 1, 2011
ARGOS — Elizabeth (Morris) Bailey, 75, of State Road 10, Argos, died Jan. 1, 2011 at 1:01 a.m. at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. She had been in declining health for several years.
She was born June 30, 1935 in Morgan County, Ky., to Cletus and Alta (Sargent) Morris and lived in the Argos community since 1984.
She married David F. Wallace Sr. they were divorced later. She then married Clifford Bailey in Winchester, Ky. in 1984. They both preceded her in death.

Bonnie Jean Arnett

January 4, 2011

March 5, 1952 — Jan. 2, 2011
WALKERTON – Bonnie Jean Arnett, 58, of Thorn Road, Walkerton, went to be with her Lord at 9:39 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 in her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Florida March 5, 1952 to Curtis and Bonnie Ropp Kindig. Bonnie worked as a laborer for eight years at A.M. General.
She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, and had a beautiful garden pond. Bonnie’s biggest joy in life was her family and spending as much time with them as possible. 
Bonnie was a member of the Plymouth Wesleyan Church and the Local UAW.

January 3rd

Death Notices 1-03-11: Bonnie Jean Arnett, Elizabeth (Morris) Bailey, Doris Downey, Lewis ‘Jim’ Harris, Kevin C. Haynie

January 3, 2011

Bonnie Jean Arnett
Jan. 2, 2011
WALKERTON — Bonnie Jean Arnett, 58, of Walkerton, died Jan. 2, 2011 at her residence.
Arrangements are pending with Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.

Elizabeth (Morris) Bailey
Jan. 1, 2011
ARGOS — Elizabeth (Morris) Bailey, 75, of Argos, died at 1:01 a.m. Jan. 1, 2011 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

George Hilliard

January 3, 2011

July 14, 1924 — Dec. 24, 2010
PLYMOUTH — George E. Hilliard, age 86, of Pretty Lake Trail, Plymouth, passed away at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth.
George was born July 14, 1924 in Kalamazoo, Mich. to Dr. George H. and Edna (Marlatt) Hilliard. George received his B.S. from Western Michigan University and earned his M.S. from University of Michigan. George proudly served his country as an officer in the United States Navy during WWII on the U.S.S. Boston and remained active in the Navy Reserves until 1984.

Flora Conley

January 3, 2011

Nov. 22, 1932 — Dec. 30, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Flora B. Conley, 78, of North Street, Plymouth, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at 2:05 p.m., at her home.
Flora was born Nov. 22, 1932, in Kewanna, to Joseph and Rosa (Manes) MacLain. She worked at GM Enterprises, a stamping plant, in Plymouth. Flora married Austin Conley Nov. 19, 1972, in Argos.  After their marriage they moved to Plymouth.
Flora loved to make crocheted afghans for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also the “master” cookie maker, for her family.

January 2nd

June C. Thake

January 2, 2011

July 21, 1925 — Dec. 30, 2010
PLYMOUTH — June C. Thake, 85, of Eastwood Estate’s Cedar Ct., Plymouth, died peacefully at her home at 9:55 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010.
Born in Janesville, Wis.,  July 21, 1925, June was the daughter of  Herbert G. and Clara E. (Edwards) Sarney.
She graduated from Steinmetz High School, Chicago, in 1943. June earned her R.N. from Grant Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago in 1945.

Hazel Leona (Benninghoff) Staner

January 2, 2011

July 10, 1921 — Dec. 28, 2010
BREMEN — Hazel Leona (Benninghoff) Staner, 89, S. Whitlock St., Bremen, died at 6:34 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at Community Hospital of Bremen, following a brief illness. She had been in declining health since 2005
She was born July 10, 1921 in Hamlet to George “Clem” and Mary (Allen) Benninghoff and moved to the Argos Community in 1948.
She married Oliver “Ollie” Staner March 31, 1941 and became a homemaker. He preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1992.

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