Archive - Obituary
August 27th, 2011
George L. Hill
July 9, 1923-August 23, 2011
PLYMOUTH âÂ George L. Hill, 88, 1002 Red Maple Drive, a resident of Plymouth for the past 14 years, died of natural causes at 6:10 p.m. in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011.
George was born in Davenport, Okla., July 23, 1923. He was the son of Herbert Clinton Hill and Cynthia âAliceâ Manning.
In 1943, George enlisted in the Army Air Force. He was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant in May of 1946.
Oct. 27, 1921-Aug. 24, 2011
PLYMOUTH âÂ Katie Pike, 89, of 328 Conger St., Plymouth, passed away of natural causes after a lengthy illness at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at the home of her daughter, Delores Dipert.
Katie was born in Monterey, Oct. 27, 1921, to Richard and Anna Smith Ludwig.
She was married to John Hall in the mid-1930s and was blessed with two children.
In 1943, Katie was married to Claude Pike and had five more wonderful children.
Aug. 25, 2011
NAPPANEE âÂ Edna Schwartz, 10495 W 1350 N, Nappanee, age 89, died at 4 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, at her home.
Surviving are daughters, Ruby Schwartz, Wilma Schwartz, Nancy Fern Schwartz, all of Nappanee, Linda Sue (David H.) Miller, Bremen; sons, Ervin (Carol) Schwartz, LaVern (Carolyn) Schwartz, and Earl Ray (Marietta) Schwartz, all of Nappanee, Allen (Mary Ellen) Schwartz, Milford, and Jerry Lee (Betty) Schwartz, Shipshewana, 31 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren, and brothers, William (Mary) Chupp, Bremen and Edward (Alta) Chupp, Nappanee.
Aug. 24, 2011
PLYMOUTH âÂ Katie Pike, 89, of 328 Conger St., Plymouth, died of natural causes at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at the home of her daughter after a lengthy illness.
Surviving are daughters, Shirley Conley of Elkhart, Delores Dipert and Sharon Standley, both of Plymouth; sons, James Pike of Plymouth and Rolland Pike of Elkhart; 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
Visitation is Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the House of Prayer, 12450 Plymouth-Goshen Trail, Plymouth, IN 46563.
Mary Alice Cummings Gehrke
July 5, 1921-Aug. 22, 2011
LaPORTE âÂ Mary Alice Cummings Gehrke, age 90, of LaPorte, passed away at 2:20 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, atÂ Millerâs Merry Manor in Plymouth.
Christie L. Peterson, DVM
June 1, 1967 â Aug. 20, 2011
BREMEN âÂ Dr. Christie L. Peterson, 44, of Bremen, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20 while visiting Manistee County, Mich. Chris resided at Lake of the Woods where she enjoyed many activities.
She was the youngest of seven children born to Dr. Ronald L. and Virginia A. (Pierce) Peterson. Christie Lynn was a spirited girl born June 1, 1967 in the Plymouth Parkview Hospital.
Sept. 7, 1925-Aug. 21, 2011
WALKERTON âÂ Melba L. Reese, age 85, of 500 Walkerton Trail, Walkerton, passed away at 10:20 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, atÂ Millerâs Merry Manor, Walkerton.
Melba was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Lowland, N.C., to James and Mattie (Lewis) Lupton. Melba became the bride of Robert Reese July 26, 1946, in a ceremony that took place in Norfolk, Va. Robert passed away July 8, 1998. Robert and Melba moved to Tyner, in October of 1951.
Christine âTinaâ Allen
Dec. 16, 1966-Aug. 20, 2011
DELONG âÂ Christine âTinaâ Allen went home to be with her Lord Aug. 20. She was born Christine Carol Clingler Dec. 16, 1966 and brought home from the hospital in a Christmas stocking symbolizing the wonderful gift she was to her family, friends, and all who knew her.
Phillip James Lindenman
Feb. 8, 1948-Aug. 21, 2011
GOSHEN âÂ Phillip James Lindenman died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at IU Health Goshen Hospital at the age of 63.
He was born Feb. 8, 1948. He led an active life as a farmer, agriculture consultant, agriculture educator, FFA advisor and 4-H leader. He had taught agricultural sciences at Argos High School four years then worked for Farm Bureau and developed an agriculture consulting business. He later returned to teaching agriculture-related classes at NorthWood High School for 15 years.
Sandra Kay Wardle
Aug. 19, 2011
SELLERSVILLE, Pa. âÂ Sandra Kay âSandiâ Wardle, 67, of Sellersville, Pa. died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 in Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Twp.
She is survived by her husband, Robert B. Wardle; daughters, Terri Lea (Clint) Fairchild of Monticello, Ky. and Paula Jo (Michael) Garybush of Audubon, Pa.; son, Robert P. Wardle of Plainwell, Mich.; one granddaughter; brother, Larry (Janice) Fisher of Plymouth; and sisters, Sheryl (John) Milner of New Carlisle and Linda (David) Nolte of Dickson, Tenn.