Archive - Obituary
February 18th, 2013
Dwight Shannon Nolen
July 20, 1917- Feb. 12, 2013Â
PLYMOUTH â Dwight Shannon Nolen passed away Feb. 12, 2013, in St. Augustine, Fla. He was born July 20, 1917, in South Bend, to the late Shannon and Ermyle Belle (Jackson) Nolen and was a lifelong resident of this area
On Oct. 11, 1941, he married his sweetheart, Donna Belle Plummer and they shared 71 years of wedded bliss. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Eleanor Belle (Forest) Walters, two brothers Forrest Ray (Maxine) Nolen and Kenneth Devon Nolen (Fanny) and a grandson, Michael S. Nolen Jr.Â
Paula R. Masterson
Feb. 13, 2013
ROCHESTER â Paula R. Masterson, 39, Rochester, died at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Survivors include her biological parents; mother, Leona Williams, Azle, Texas, siblings, P.J. Masterson, Plymouth, Stacy Lynn McAnally, Culver, Roger Eugene Williams, Mineral Wells, Texas, Kerry Pantle, Rochester, Bonnie Swartzell, Monterey, Patti Louk, Knox, Billy Stigall, Piketon, Ohio, and Dee Stigall, Piketon, Ohio.
Craig A. Johnston
Feb. 15, 2013
NAPPANEE âÂ Craig A. Johnston, 57, of Nappanee, died unexpectedly of natural causes, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in Plymouth.
Surviving are two sons, Cody and Connor Johnston, both of Nappanee; and a brother, Terry (JoAnn) Johnston, Chicago, Ill.
Private services are being planned with burial to follow at Stony Point Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Nappanee Public Library.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
David Allen Carr
Feb. 15, 2013
Mardelle Kaufman VanVactor
Aug. 14, 1919 - Feb. 14, 2013
PLYMOUTH â Mardelle J. Kaufman VanVactor, 93, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Millerâs Merry Manor, Syracuse.
Born in Marshall County on Aug. 14, 1919, Mardelle was the daughter of Harley and Pearl (Gottchalk) Sarber.
She lived in LaPaz from her birth until 1968 when she moved to Plymouth.
A graduate of LaPaz High School with the class of 1937, she also graduated from the South Bend Business College.
Grace Peters Woodfill
May 23, 1912-Feb. 11, 2013
PLYMOUTH â Grace Madeline Woodfill, lived most of her 100 years in Marshall County. She died Feb. 11, 2013 at the Catherine Kasper Life Center, Donaldson, having been a resident there for the past six years.
Grace was born in Michigan City, on May 23, 1912, the daughter of Louie and Mary (Barfknecht) Peters. She grew up with three siblings: Viola Peters Price, Elmer Peters and Wilmer Peters.
Alice C. Pearson
June 23, 1923 - Feb. 13, 2013
PLYMOUTH â Alice C. Pearson, age 89, of River Park, passed away at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 in her residence.
Alice was born to Michael Joseph and Mary Ellen (Herrick) Bauman on June 23, 1923 in Mishawaka. With her family coming from St. Joseph County, she had been a Marshall County resident since 1931. She attended Hibbard and Culver schools and graduated from Plymouth Lincoln High School in 1941. Alice married her first husband, Gail E. Smith, on March 28, 1942, who is now deceased.
Gladys M. Umbaugh
Feb. 2, 1919 - Feb. 11, 2013
PLYMOUTH â Gladys M. (Mrs. Herschell J.) Umbaugh, 94, of Plymouth, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Monday in the Millerâs Merry Manor, Plymouth.
She was born in Missauki County, Mich. on Feb. 2, 1919 to Julia D. (Firestone) and Horace E. Bailey. She was a resident of the Argos and Plymouth area most of her life and graduated from Argos High School with the Class of 1937.
Grace M. Woodfill
Feb. 11, 2013
PLYMOUTH â Grace M. Woodfill, 100, a resident of the Catherine Kasper Life Center, Donaldson for the past six years, died there at 7:40 p.m. Monday.
She is survived by four daughters, Carol Ann Johnson, Sue Ellen Milligan, Mary Grace Oakes, and Jean Lynette Marshall.
Visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 18 from 3 - 7 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Services will be held in the funeral home Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m.
Lindsay Ann (Hardee) Fisher
Jan. 27, 1980 - Feb. 9, 2013
ARGOS âÂ Lindsay Ann (Hardee) Fisher, 33, of Argos passed away Feb. 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth following a sudden illness.
She was born Jan. 27, 1980 in Tucson, Ariz. to Kevin and Marilyn (Ransberger) Hardee. She grew up in the Argos community, and had lived the last eight years in Kentucky, returning to Argos in August 2012.
She worked at McDonaldâs in Argos.
She was a graduate of Argos High School class of 1998.
Dorothea âElaineâ Burroughs
Sept. 11, 1921 â Feb. 10, 2013
PLYMOUTH âÂ Dorothea âElaineâ Burroughs, 91, of Plymouth, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at 8:15 p.m., in the loving care of her daughters and Hospice.
Elaine was born Sept. 11, 1921 in Walkerton to Albert Ray and Nancy (Masterman) Barden. She graduated from LaPaz High School in 1939 and attended beauty school shortly after.
On Aug. 29, 1945, she married Albert âBudâ Edward Burroughs in Teegarden.