Archive - Obituary
Barbara A. Sowards
March 16, 1936 â Dec. 17, 2013
PLYMOUTH â Barbara A. Sowards, 77, of Lawrence Lake Drive, passed away after an extended illness at 7:56 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus.
The daughter of Burton F. and Marguerite Craig Johnson, Barbara was born March 16, 1936 in Detroit, Mich. She graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in Kansas with the class of 1953.
Barb would marry Jack Hann who would precede her in death in 1970. In 1973, she married Clarence E. Sowards. He preceded her in death in 1989.
Arnold âHankâ Hite
Nov. 4, 1925 - Dec. 17, 2013
PLYMOUTH âÂ Arnold H. âHankâ Hite, 88, of Plymouth, passed away at 12 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at the HospiceÂº House, in South Bend.
Thelma Ruth Gates
Aug. 29, 1916 - Dec. 15, 2013
PLYMOUTH âÂ Thelma Ruth Gates, 97, of Plymouth, formerly of Argos, passed away Dec. 15, 2013 at 10:25 p.m. at Millerâs Merry Manor â Plymouth. She had been in declining health for several months.
She was born Aug. 29, 1916 in Steuben County to Harley and Ruth (Mountain) Cosper. She has lived in the Argos community since March 1, 1948, coming from Plymouth where her and her husband Otto had lived for six years.
On Oct. 19, 1937 in Hamilton she married Otto H. Gates. He preceded her on Sept. 28, 2005.
Thomas N. Houghton
Jan. 15, 1924 - Dec. 7, 2013
Nelson Thomas âTomâ Houghton, 89, of Catonsville, Md., passed away unexpectedly, Sat., Dec. 7, 2013.
Dolores Mae Grover
April 17, 1927 â Dec. 14, 2013
ARGOS â Dolores Mae Grover, 86, a resident of Argos since 1960, passed away at 6:14 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 14, 2013 in Catherine Kasper Life Center, Donaldson.
The daughter of Arthur and Henrietta Steinbrunner Pletcher, Dolores was born on April 17, 1927 in South Bend.
On June 25, 1960, Dolores and Charles M. Grover were married in Plymouth. Charles passed away on Nov. 26, 2009.
She had worked as an assembler at Bendix in 9A for 30 years, retiring in 1983.
James Edward Hill
Jan. 8, 1948 â Dec. 16, 2013
FAIRFIELD- James E. Hill, 65, of Fairfield, an Ohio resident for the past 20 years coming from Plymouth, passed away at Hospice House of Hamilton Ohio on Mon., Dec. 16, 2013.
The son of Ralph and Elsie Hill, Jim was born Jan. 8, 1948 in Plymouth.
On April 17, 1971 Jim and Susan Elliott were married in Toto.
Jim worked for ABF Freightways for many years until his retirement. He also served in the Navy during the Vietnam Era.
He enjoyed remodeling houses and restoring old cars. He really enjoyed walking his dog âRingoâ in the park.
Patrick A. Dopieralski
Dec. 13, 1961 - Dec. 16, 2013
Patrick A. Dopieralski, 52, of Lakeville, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Mon., Dec. 16, 2013 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born on Dec. 13, 1961 in New Carlisle, to Donald and Dolly B. (Richardson) Dopieralski. On Sept. 20, 1993 in South Bend, he was united in marriage to the former Susan M. Taberski.
Dec. 17, 2013
Arnold Hite, 88, Plymouth, passed away, Tues., Dec. 17, 2013, at the Hospice House, in South Bend.Â Van Gilder Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Theodore Eric Sheets
Oct. 12, 1951 - Dec. 16, 2013
Theodore Eric âTedâ Sheets, 62, of Winamac, IN, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Mon., Dec. 16, 2013 at his residence. Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary, Winamac, IN.
Ronald Lee Stahl
July 19, 1946 - Dec. 12, 2013
PLYMOUTH âÂ Ronald Lee Stahl, 67, of Plymouth passed away Dec. 12, 2013 at 6:27 p.m. at his residence. He had been in declining health for several months.
He was born July 19, 1946 in Hammond to Earl Edward Stahl and Pansy Violet (Sellers) Stahl. He has lived in the Plymouth area for the last 20 years, coming from Hammond.
He was married to Barbara Wilkes for 25 years, they later divorced. His companion Sandy Thomas and he had spent the last 15 years together.
He worked at Gary Works, steel mill in Gary.
James E. Ambrose
Aug. 17, 1936 â Dec. 14, 2013
PLYMOUTH â James E. Ambrose, 77, a Plymouth resident for several years, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Millerâs Merry Manor, Plymouth.
The son of Gus and Lucille Ambrose, James was born Aug. 17, 1936 in Ober. He was a member of the 1955 graduating class of Knox High School.
On July 19, 1958, James and Judith A. Libby were married in LaPorte.
James had worked as a line supervisor for Unimag, making magnets until his retirement.