Archive - May 2012 - Obituary
May 26, 2012
ROCHESTER â€”Â Carol Melton, 70, of Rochester died Saturday, May 26, at 9:13 a.m.Â at home.
She is survived byÂ two daughters, Denise (Chris) Coffing of Macy, Merry Coleman of Rochester; two sons, Joe (Stacy) Gamble of Rochester, and Andrew Coleman of Florida; five grandchildren; two sisters, Barb Hunter of Macy, Melva Hunter of Macy; a brother, Steve (Carrie)Â Hunter of Rochester.
Katherine Diane Sallee
September 30, 1954 â€“ May 26, 2012
KNOX â€“ Katherine Diane (Ottow) Sallee, 57, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at her home in Starke County after a long fight with cancer.
Kathy was born in Fort Mead, Maryland to Charles T. and Velma R. (Samuels) Ottow Sept. 30, 1954. She graduated from Plymouth High School with the Class of 1972.
Her husband Vince Sallee of Knox, has been her lifelong partner since the age of 15.
Kathy drove a bus for Starke County Schools for 17 years. She loved to scrapbook, ride horses and motorcycles with her husband.
Jenna Elizabeth Holland
Jan. 17, 2010-May 25, 2012
BOURBON â€”Â Jenna Elizabeth Holland, 2, of Bourbon died at 8:40 a.m., Friday, May 25, 2012 at Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis.
She was born Jan. 17, 2010 in South Bend to William and Danielle (Kreft) Holland of Bourbon.
March 24, 1937-May 26, 2012
LaPAZ â€”Â Nancy Shepherd, 75, of LaPaz died Saturday May 26, 2012 at home surrounded by her family.
Nancy was born the daughter of John C. and Lottie L. Logan Snyder March 24, 1937 in Sulfur, Ky. She grew up on a huge farm in Kentucky, where she learned to swim even before she could walk.
She graduated from Tremble County High School in Bedford, Ky. with the class of 1962. In her youth she participated in beauty contests and cheerleading.
Nancy took James Shepherd as her husband, they were married for 34 years until the time of his death.
Marjorie Fern Treesh
Nov. 1, 1941-May 26, 2012Â
PLYMOUTH â€” Marjorie Fern Treesh, 70, a resident of Windmill Drive, Plymouth since October of 2000, died following an extended illness at 3:13 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012 in the Pilgrim Manor Care Facility of Plymouth.
She had a great love of life and her family especially spending time with grand and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by them all.
Fern was born in South Bend Nov. 1, 1941, the daughter of Kenneth S. and Anna J. (Wallace) Stockberger. She attended Argos Schools.
May 24, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Karl Olson, 92, of Plymouth, died at 8:10 a.m.Thursday in the Bremen Healthcare Center.
Visitation will be held at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Michael Catholic Church, Plymouth.
A complete obituary will be printed in the Saturday edition of the Pilot News.
Jenny M. Reid
May 24, 2012
CULVER â€” Jenny Margot Reid, 64, of Culver, died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday in the Hospice House of St. Joseph County.
Mary Ann Rankin
May 20, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Mary Ann Rankin, 94, of 635 Oakhill Ave., Plymouth, died at 12:55 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Miller's Merry Manor, in Plymouth.
She is survived by her husband, George L. Rankin of Plymouth; daughter, Karen Roush of Mishawaka; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth is handling the arrangements. There will be no services.
Memories may be shared at www.vangilderfuneralhome.com.
Leon D. Hochstedler
May 22, 2012
Thomas T. Winquist
May 21, 2012
SHIPSHEWANA â€”Â Thomas T. Winquist, 71, of Shipshewana, died Monday, May 21, 2012 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Winquist was born July 7, 1940 in Logansport, to Roy and Alice (Kiger) Winquist.
Mr. Winquist was a welder and groomed horses.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Beatrice of Phoenix, Ariz., Andrea Winquist of Flora, and Teresa Lovell of South Bend; two grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ellen Franklin of Stuart, Fla.; and a brother, Richard Winquist of Shipshewana.
Robert R. Flora
Sept. 12, 1932-May 22, 2012
CULVER â€”Â Robert R. Flora, 79, of Culver passed away May 22, 2012.
He was born Sept. 12, 1932 in Plymouth, the son of Russell Flora and Dorothy Ayres.
He was self-employed as a farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Sally Flora of Culver; sons, Lynn R. (Gail) Flora of Culver, Scott Flora of Culver, Michael Ryan of Culver; daughter, Sharon (Terry) Honeycutt of Winamac; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Tom Flora; and four sisters.
Johanna S. Phillips
July 9, 1922 â€“ May 15, 2012
SPANAWAY, Wash. â€”Â Jo was born to Alice and Lloyd Staley as Johanna Alice Staley and raised in Plymouth. She attended Nurses Training at Gary Methodist Hospital in Gary.
Jo settled in Tacoma, Wash. where she became a school nurse with the Tacoma Public School until 1963. In 1965 she began a long nursing career in the Franklin Pierce School District until her retirement in 1988.
She was active in her church at Spanaway United Methodist, lending her service in many capacities there.