Archive - Obituary
May 25th, 2013
Orefeise M. Thayer
July 28, 1922 - May 23, 2013
PLYMOUTH â Orefeise M. Thayer, 90, passed away from natural causes, in the Catherine Kasper Life Center, where she had been a resident since February of 2011, at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Born in Hartford, Conn. on July 28, 1922, Orefeise was the daughter of Peter A. and Ernestine O. Hudon.
She graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1940.
On Oct. 20, 1946, in Plymouth, Orefeise and William G. Thayer were married. After 46 years of marriage, William died in April of 1992.
Guadalupe R. Vasquez
May 4, 2013
HARLINGEN, Texas â Guadalupe R. Vasquez, 82, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Harlingen Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt. She will be remembered for her joyfulness, love for dancing, visiting with friends. She loved to wash dishes and stay busy with household chores and she would never miss her favorite Mexican Novelas. She retired from Pilgrim Farms after more than 20 years.
Joshua David Whitaker
May 22, 2013
SOUTH BEND âÂ Joshua David Whitaker, 30, of South Bend died Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
He is survived by his daughter, Peyton Whitaker of Fort Wayne; his father, Kenneth Whitaker of Bremen; six siblings, Stephanie Whitaker Hale, Dustin Whitaker, Bryan Whitaker, Aaron Whitaker all of South Bend, Ashley Whitaker of Winamac, Riley Whitaker of Argos; and a maternal grandfather, Austin Sizemore.
O. Mae Rhodes
Feb. 8, 1924-May 21, 2013
PLYMOUTH â O. Mae Rhodes, age 89, of Plymouth, died at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at her home.
Mae was born Feb. 8, 1924, in Warsaw, to David E. and Dorothy B. (Bielhauer) Williamson. She was co-owner of the Rhodes Grocery store in Etna Green. Mae also worked for Wagner Wire. She had been a resident of the Plymouth area for the past 49 years. Mae was a past member of the Women of the Moose, Lodge #1355, in Plymouth.
Madge Massey Moore
June 5, 1927-May 18, 2013
PLYMOUTH âÂ Madge R. Massey Moore, age 85, of Plymouth, passed away at 9:45 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013, at her home.
Malcolm A. Rennells
April 6, 1921 - May 22, 2013
PLYMOUTH â Malcolm Arthur Rennells, 92, of Plymouth, entered into eternal rest at his home Wednesday morning, May 22, 2013 surrounded by his family.
He was born in Plymouth on April 6, 1921, the son of Clyde A. and Anna Elizabeth (Barber) Rennells. A lifelong resident, Malcolm graduated with the Lincoln High School Class of 1939.
On Jan. 18, 1942 in the Plymouth Wesleyan Church, he took as his bride the former Pearl Bernice Crum. They have continued their membership of the church throughout their 71 years together.
Janet R. Schoppel
Nov. 28, 1950 - May 20, 2013
HAMLET âÂ Janet R. Schoppel, 62, of Chicago, formerly Valparaiso and Hamlet, died at 3:40 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, at Evanston NorthShore University Hospital, Evanston, Ill.
Dr. James C. Zimmerman DDC
May 22, 2013
NAPPANEE âÂ Dr. James C. Zimmerman, DDC, 94, of Nappanee, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:10 a.m. at Millerâs Merry Manor in Wakarusa.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; son, Bruce (Wendy) Zimmerman of Hagerstown, Md.; daughter, Jean M. (Henry) Barger of Fort Worth, Texas; four granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; and brother Richard Zimmerman of Milwaukee, Wis.
Richard L âDickâ Harshman
Dec. 31, 1927-May 18, 2013
LEBANON âÂ Richard L Harshman, 85, of Lebanon passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Signature Healthcare at Parkwood in Lebanon of natural causes.
Richard L âDickâ Harshman, was born in Clinton County on Dec. 31, 1927, the son of the late Carl Burton and Beatrice Irene (Berkey) Harshman.
Dorothy M. Olson
March 21, 1925-May 18, 2013Â