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October 2nd, 2012

Death notices 10-2-12

October 2, 2012

Ann C. Laramore Johns
Sept. 28, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS — Ann C. Laramore Johns, 53, a former Plymouth resident, died at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at her home in Indianapolis.
She is survived by her husband, Randy of Indianapolis; her mother, Betty Lou Laramore of Plymouth; a brother, Jon (Janet McCabe) Laramore of Indianapolis; her father and mother-in-law: Jerry W. and Betty J. Johns of Indianapolis; and two brothers-in-law: Brad (Karen) Johns and Stacey Johns, both of Indianapolis. 

Charlene (Howard) Thompson

October 2, 2012

Charlene (Howard) Thompson
May 21, 1949-Sept. 28, 2012
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Former Knox resident, Charlene Thompson, 63, of Asheville, N.C., passed away Sept. 28, 2012, with her family by her side.
Charlene was born May 21, 1949, the daughter of the late Lart Howard and Wilma (Upsall) Howard. 
She is a 1967 graduate of Knox Community High School.

Loraine E. Wojcik

October 2, 2012

Loraine E. Wojcik
Sept. 28, 1928 - Oct. 1, 2012
DONALDSON — Loraine E. Wojcik, 84, a resident of Donaldson for the past 30 years, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at 6:30 a.m. in Kindred Hospital, Mishawaka, following an illness.
Loraine was an only child, born in Chicago Sept. 28, 1928, the daughter of Edward and Lottie (Wierzchowska) Myszka. She attended Chicago schools.

Brian James Gilbert

October 2, 2012

Brian James Gilbert
Sept. 22, 2012
GLASGOW, Ky. — Brian James Gilbert, 42, passed away at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 22 after a brief illness.
A long time resident of Plymouth, Brian had moved to Glasgow, Ky., to pursue his career as a jazz and big band trombonist.
Well known in music circles for his extremely high range and bold sound, Brian played in the Marshall County Church Orchestra and the Barren County Community Band (Ky.), as well as in numerous other ensembles.

Dr. Walter R. Burns

October 2, 2012

Dr. Walter R. Burns
Sept. 16, 1929-Sept. 30, 2012
WARSAW — Dr. Walter R. Burns, 83, of Warsaw, formerly of Plymouth, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at 7:56 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born Sept. 16, 1929 in Indianapolis, the son of Arthur Burns and Naomi (Andrews) Burns.
He was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Korean War.
He married Betty L. Coddington, Jan. 24, 1953 in Indianapolis.
He owned and operated his dental office on Water Street in Plymouth for 40 years retiring in 1999.

October 1st

Gloria Jean Scarborough

October 1, 2012

Gloria Jean Scarborough
April 4, 1940-Sept. 28, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Gloria Jean Scarborough, 72, of Plymouth died Sept. 28, 2012 at 11:05 a.m. at her residence. She had been in declining health for several months.
She was born April 4, 1940 in Knox to Forrest and Geraldine (Zellers) White. She has lived in Plymouth the last seven years, coming from Grovertown.
She married David Scarborough Jr. March 17, 1956 in Grovertown; he preceded April 18, 1998.
She was a housewife/homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Argos.

Benjamin V. Mevis

October 1, 2012

Benjamin V. Mevis
June 16, 1936-Sept. 29, 2012
CULVER — Benjamin V. Mevis, 76, of Culver, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
He was born June 16, 1936 in Plymouth to the late Harry and Nora (Stuck) Mevis. Ben served his country in the Nike Missile Division of the Army and guarded skies over Detroit, Mich. He was later employed at the Burr Oak Hardware for five years and at Transit Mix for 33 1/2 years as a mechanic and fabricator. Later, he enjoyed doing small engine repair at home. Ben is a member of Union Church of the Brethren in Plymouth.

Walter Heil

October 1, 2012

Walter Heil
Feb. 11, 1919-Sept. 28, 2012
WALKERTON — Walter “L” Heil, 93, of Walkerton died peacefully in his home Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 after a brief illness.

Alvin L. Hite

October 1, 2012

Alvin L. Hite
Jan. 18, 1947-Sept. 28, 2012
CULVER — Alvin Lee Hite, 65, of Culver, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center – Mishawaka. His death followed an inspiring fight against leukemia.
Alvin was born in Plymouth Jan. 18, 1947, the sixth of 11 children to David Loyal and Mary Marguerite (Hoeszle) Hite. He first attended West Township schools and then Plymouth in the class of 1966.
During the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged Aug. 20, 1968.

Death notices 10-1-12

October 1, 2012

Charlotte R. Brandt
Sept. 28, 2012
CULVER — Charlotte R. Brandt, 69, of Culver died Sept. 28, 2012 at 10 p.m. at Porter Regional Hospital, Valparaiso.
She is survived by her brother, Arnold (Nancy) Brandt of Winamac.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at Frain Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.
Memorial contributions may be given to American Stroke Association. Online condolences may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

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