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November 30th

Death notices 11-23-11

November 30, 2011

Jack B. Kowatch
Nov. 20, 2011
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — 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

November 30, 2011

Sanford Doyle Overmyer
April 7, 1922-Nov. 21, 2011                                     
PLYMOUTH — 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

November 30, 2011

Wilma Jean Watson
March 6, 1925-Nov. 19, 2011
BOURBON — 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

November 30, 2011

Chester Elmer Walter
Jan. 13, 1928 - Nov. 21, 2011
BREMEN — 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.

November 30, 2011

Richard A. Cooper Sr.
Jan. 15, 1949-Nov. 20, 2011
PLYMOUTH — 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.

November 21st

Theola Atkins

November 21, 2011

Theola Atkins
June 10, 1918-Nov. 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH — 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. 
Theola was born June 10, 1918, in Detroit, Mich., to Orlando and Marion (MacDonald) Bryce. Aug. 17, 1940, Theola married Robert “Bob” 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 Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1952. She was a homemaker, mother of three children, and worked at J.C. Penney, Company, in Plymouth.

Thelma Ruth Newcomb

November 21, 2011

Thelma Ruth Newcomb
May 27, 1915-Nov. 19, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Thelma Ruth Newcomb, 96, a lifetime Plymouth resident, died at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Miller’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 parents’ yard, Thelma and Darrell B. Newcomb were married. Darrell preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1973.

Death notices 11-21-11

November 21, 2011

Kathy M. Tolson
Nov. 19, 2011
KNOX — 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.

November 18th

Death notices 11-18-11

November 18, 2011

Theola I. Atkins
Nov. 13, 2011
SOUTH BEND — Theola I. Atkins, 93, of 16796 Colony Drive, South Bend died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 at 10:24 p.m. at Sanctuary of Holy Cross in Mishawaka. Services are pending at Van Gilder Funeral Home.

Donna Belle Grossman
Nov. 15, 2011
ROCHESTER — Donna Belle Grossman, 84, of Rochester, died at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Visitation services will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 21 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St. in Rochester.

Death notices 11-17-11

November 18, 2011

Velva D. Grossman
Nov. 15, 2011
WALKERTON — Velva D. Grossman, 77, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 in Golden Living Center-Fountainview Terrace, LaPorte.
Survivors include one son, Richard (Val) Grossman of Walkerton; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her twin, Jewel Dishman and sisters, Barbara Potter and Marie Scaia.

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