Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Ruby Edith Smith
Sept. 29, 1912 - Dec. 26, 2013
ARGOS â€” Ruby Edith Smith, 101, of Plymouth and formerly of Argos, died Dec. 26, 2013 at 2:25 a.m. at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor â€“ Plymouth. She had been in declining health for several months.
She was born Sept. 29, 1912 at her familyâ€™s farm near Argos to Victor and Mae (Dunlap) Railsback. She has lived in the Argos community all of her life and had lived in town since 1943.
She married George W. Smith of Mentone in 1931. They later divorced.
Sr. Mary Philomene Pawlik, PHJC
July 6, 1923 â€“ Dec. 25, 2013
DONALDSON â€” Sr. Mary Philomene Pawlik, PHJC, 90, died at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at the Catherine Kasper Life Center, Donaldson. She was born Philomene Pawlik in Knox on July 6, 1923 to Hugo and Filomena (Romanovsky) Pawlik.
On June 6, 1942 she entered The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ congregation in Donaldson and professed first vows on June 25, 1944.
Sister Philomene had a Masterâ€™s in Registered Nursing and Pastoral Care and also was a Pastoral Associate.
Charles Keiper Â
July 6, 1936 - Dec. 23, 2013 Â
WALKERTON â€” Charles V. â€śChuckâ€ť Keiper, 77, passed away in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.
Julie A. Tate
Dec. 26, 2013
ROCHESTER â€”Â Julie A. Tate, 52, Rochester, died at 1:32 p.m. Dec. 26, 2013 at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
Norma Jean Clauss
Dec. 23, 2013
BOURBONâ€” Norma Jean â€śJeanieâ€ť Clauss, 83, Bourbon, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with lymphoma at 8:39 p.m. Dec. 23, 2013 with her family by her side in Advocate BroMenn Hospital in Normal, Illinois.
Eugene E.C. Sneed
Sept. 12, 1971 - Dec. 24, 2013
NAPPANEE â€” Eugene E.C. Sneed, age 42, of Nappanee , died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at Meadows in Nappanee. He was born Sept. 12, 1971 in Hammond to Robert and Cindy (Baltes) Sneed Sr.
Mr. Sneed moved to Nappanee 4 years ago from Portage. He had worked at B-Way Corp. in Valparaiso.
He was a graduate of Plymouth High School. Eugene enjoyed computers, electronics, and gadgets.
Bryan Richard Hatfield
Sept. 20, 1978 â€“ Dec. 17, 2013
CLARKSVILLE â€” Bryan Richard Hatfield, 35 of Clarksville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Scott Memorial Hospital.
Bryan was born on Sept. 20, 1978 to Richard Hatfield and Rebecca Oâ€™Hara. Bryan was employed at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center as a corrections officer.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rebecca Oâ€™Hara.
July 25, 1940 - Dec. 22, 2013
ETNA GREEN â€” Laura Slabaugh, 73, of Etna Green, died , surrounded by her family at her residence, at 6:12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. She had battled cancer for 3 years.
Laura was born to the late Emery E. and Fanny (Chupp) Miller on July 25, 1940 in Marshall County. She married John H. Slabaugh Dec. 1, 1960 in Etna Green. Laura lived her lifetime in this area and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Wayne Martin Dixon
July 11, 1962 â€“ Dec. 21, 2013
SOUTH BEND â€” Wayne Martin Dixon, 51, a loving and devoted husband and father, residing in the South Bend area for the past 30 years, died in his residence with his wife and children by his side, on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Â With great determination, Wayne had fought cancer for the past eight years. He was an inspiration to all for his courage and strength
Madelyn Marie Rausch
May 25, 1928 - Dec. 23, 2013
WINAMAC â€” Madelyn Marie Rausch, 85, Winamac, passed away at 12:23 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, Ind.
She was born May 25, 1928, in Brainard, Ky., to Isom and Lula Allen Holbrook. She was married to Wilbert H. Rausch on Jan. 12, 1948, in Winamac, IN. He passed away June 28, 1970.
Madelyn was a member of St. Peterâ€™s Catholic Church, Winamac.
She was an avid gardener and enjoyed being outdoors and caring for her animals. Madelyn loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.