Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Ruth L. Beals
Sept. 7, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Ruth L. Beals, 92, died at 5:03 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus. Services are pending with the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.Â
Larry D. Clevenger
Dec. 27, 1950 â€“ Sept. 3, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Larry Dale Clevenger, 62, died in the arms of his wife at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 in their home in Inwood. He died after several years of battling lung disease.
â€śTHE Man of Inwood,â€ť as he was lovingly known by family, friends and neighbors, was born Dec. 27, 1950 in Rochester to Harold Dean Clevenger and Elnita Ruth (McClain) Hart of Argos. In 1963, the family moved to Inwood where he had lived for 50 years. He met Linda Kay Alwine when they were pre-teens and he immediately knew he would marry her some day.
Wendell E. Nelson
Aug. 24, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Wendell E. Nelson, 96, of Orange, Calif., formerly of Plymouth, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif.Â
He is survived by his sons, Phil (Patti) Nelson of Orange, Calif. and Tim (Susan) Nelson of Fort Collins, Colo.; four grandchildren; his brother, Gordon Nelson of Plymouth; his sisters, Joan (Fred) Wolff, Rose Marie Campbell, and Helen â€śMickâ€ť Nelson, all of Plymouth.
Charles C. Lee
Sept. 25, 1955 - Sept. 3, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Charles Curtis â€śChuckâ€ť Â Lee, 57, a resident of Plymouth passed away at 4:12 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 following an illness.
Chuck was born Sept. 25, 1955 in Athens, Ga., the son of Charles C. â€śBudâ€ť and Audrey (Houston) Lee.
Chuck graduated from Tennessee Military Institute in Sweetwater, Tenn. which led to his service in the United States Air Force.
Terry Lynn Blubaugh
Nov. 27, 1942 â€“ Aug. 31, 2013
TEMPLE, Texas â€” Terry Lynn Blubaugh died Aug. 31, 2013 in Temple, Texas. Terry was born Nov. 27, 1942, in Plymouth, to Robert F. Blubaugh and Lois E. South. He graduated from Lincoln High School, class of 1960.
He served in the Indiana National Guard for eight years.
On Jan. 27, 1963 Terry and Marilee S. Morten eloped in Terre Haute.
Terryâ€™s entire career was in steel manufacturing, retiring as the Chief Operating Officer for Holmes-Hally Industries in Los Angeles, Calif.
Mary E. (Stutzman) Borntrager
Sept. 4, 2013
NAPPANEE â€”Â Mary E. (Stutzman) Borntrager, 76, Nappanee, died at her home Sept. 4, 2013 at 1 a.m.
July 6, 1917 - Aug. 31, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€”Â George B. Sowers, 96, of Plymouth, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at 8:59 p.m., at Millerâ€™sÂ Merry Manor, in Plymouth.Â
Ruth Alma Benner
Aug. 18, 1921 - Aug. 22, 2013
SOLOMONS, MD. â€” Ruth Alma Benner, 92, of Solomons, Md., died peacefully Aug. 22, 2013 with family present.
Born Aug. 18, 1921, she is the daughter of the late Frederick C. Edwards and Alma L. (Schwuchow) Edwards.
Ernest A. Phillips Jr.
Aug. 31, 2013
ROCHESTER â€” Ernest A. â€śBig Eâ€ť Phillips Jr. of Rochester died Aug. 31, 2013.Â Â
He is survived by his wife, Frances; four sons, Craig (Teresa) Phillips of Mumbai, India; Timothy P. (Maria) Phillips of Durham, N.C.; David B. (Teresa) Phillips of Brawley, Calif.; John A. (Deborah) Phillips of Rochester; a sister, Carolyn Finkelhoffe of New Market, Va.; a brother: John R. (Susan) Phillips of Lenoir, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
OrfaJean Ruth Wentzel
Aug. 13, 1928 â€“ Aug. 30, 2013
CULVER â€”Â OrfaJean Ruth Wentzel, 85, of Culver, passed away Aug. 30, 2013 at Starke Memorial Hospital.
OrfaJean was born Aug. 13, 1928 in Starke County to Harry and Pansy Eskridge. She married the love of her life, Lester R. Wentzel on Feb. 26, 1949 and together they raised two children. She was a homemaker and loved to bake.