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December 27th

Death notices 12-27-12

December 27, 2012

Hollis D. France
Dec. 23, 2012
ROCHESTER — Hollis D. France, 69, of Rochester died unexpectedly at 11:35 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 in his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Donna of Rochester; his son, Thomas J. (Michelle) France of Rochester; his daughter, Michele A. (Travis) Brock of Olmsted Falls, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and his sister, Lorraine (Boyd) Alderfer of Florida.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to The France Family, 4497 N 250 E. Rochester, IN 46975.
Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Kathleen ‘Kathy’ L. Sayer

December 27, 2012

Kathleen ‘Kathy’ L. Sayer
Oct. 31, 1945-Dec. 23, 2012
ELKHART — Kathleen “Kathy” L. Sayer, 67, of Elkhart, (formerly of South Bend) passed away at 1:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in her home.
She was born Oct. 31, 1945 to Norman T. and Lola Mae “Jo” (Gilmore) Compton in South Bend, and was a lifelong area resident. 
Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Norman T. Compton; stepfather, Clyde Wise; mother-in-law, Irma Sayer; and an older sister, Nancy (Joe) Chmiel.
On Nov. 11, 1987, as Kathleen L. Compton, she married Ronald D. Sayer in South Bend.

Wilma Wolfe Murphy

December 27, 2012

Wilma Wolfe Murphy
Aug. 17, 1912 – Dec. 21, 2012
CULVER — Wilma Murphy, 100, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 21, 2012, after an illness. 
Wilma was born Aug. 17, 1912 in Pulaski County. She graduated from Winamac High School in 1930. She worked at Ball Band in South Bend, until her marriage to William on May 6, 1935. She was employed in the Pulaski County Courthouse in the CFA in 1944. She then worked for the County Auditor and Surveyor until she took employment at the First Union Bank and Trust Company, Winamac until her retirement in 1974. 

December 26th

Death notices 12-26-12

December 26, 2012

Connie Jean Mikesell
Dec. 22, 2012 
ROCHESTER — Connie Jean Mikesell, 68, of Rochester died Dec. 22, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice House of Fort Wayne.
She is survived by her husband, Larry; a daughter, Melissa Owsley of Selma; a son, Darrin (Kyong) Mikesell of Ft. Wayne; five grandchildren; two sisters, Marilyn (Joe) Varnadore of North Beach, Md., Shirley Farrell Estep of Charleston, W.V.; and two brothers, Everett Henderson of Akron, Jerry (Beverly) Henderson of Denver, N.C.

Kenneth Eugene Isenberg

December 26, 2012

Kenneth Eugene Isenberg
May 17, 1927-Dec. 21, 2012
LAKEVILLE — Kenneth Eugene Isenberg, 85, residing in Lakeville, passed away at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 in his home. He was born May 17, 1927 in Gamaliel, Ky. to Sherman T. and Elma (Hall) Isenberg. On Nov. 17, 1950 in Lakeville, he was united in marriage to Lois Eileen Mangus.

Death notice 12-24-12

December 26, 2012

John G. Pryor
Dec. 21, 2012
ROCHESTER — John G. Pryor, 84, of Rochester, died at 7:59 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at South Bend Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Rhea; two daughters, Carol Ann (Greg) Amend of Mason, Ohio, Pam (Charles) Jones of Rochester; a son, John “JD” Pryor of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Janet (John) Kassbaum of Carmel; and a brother, Carl (Terri) Pryor of French Lick.

Katherine A. Coyer

December 26, 2012

Katherine A. Coyer
May 5, 1966-Dec. 21, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Katherine A. “Kathy” Brosmer Coyer, 46, of Plymouth, fought a 15-year cancer-related illness that resulted from ulcerated colitis and passed away at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 in the attentive and loving care of the Elkhart Hospice House. Kathy faced life’s adversities with an energetic spirit.

Verna Lou (Martin) Stevens

December 26, 2012

Verna Lou (Martin) Stevens
Oct. 28, 1939-Dec. 21, 2012
ARGOS — Verna Lou (Martin) Stevens, 73, of Argos died Dec. 21, 2012 at 6:20 a.m. at St. Vincent’s Hospice in Indianapolis. She had been in declining health for several months.
She was born Oct. 28, 1939 in Tippecanoe to Virgil R. (Bud) and Mildred Olive (Baer) Martin. She had lived in Argos for 52 years coming from Tippecanoe.
Dec. 9, 1960 in Rochester, she married Harold “Curly” Dean Stevens. He preceded her April 20, 2012.

Dr. Kenneth W. Reber

December 26, 2012

Dr. Kenneth W. Reber
Sept. 5, 1918-Dec. 18, 2012
ZIONSVILLE — Dr. Kenneth W. Reber, former State Director of Indiana Rehabilitation Services and former Superintendent of Schools in Plymouth, passed away Dec. 18, 2012 at St. Vincent Hospice. Dr. Reber was born Sept. 5, 1918 in Berrien Co., St. Joseph, Mich., the son of L. Benjamin and Tina Reber.

December 22nd

Harry J. Olson

December 22, 2012

Harry J. Olson
Oct. 23, 1918-Dec. 19, 2012
SEBRING, Fla. — Harry J. Olson, age 94, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 in Sebring, Fla. He was born in Hammond City on Oct. 23, 1918 to Harry E. and Gusta Mae (Cobler) Olson. He was an A/C Repairman; of the Presbyterian Faith; served in the U.S. Navy during WW II; Member of the American Legion Post 27 and the Masonic Lodge #149 in Plymouth; He was an avid fisherman and a trap and skeet shooter; He was a resident of Sebring, Fla. since 1980 coming from Plymouth.

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