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February 20th, 2013

Nina M. Trump

February 20, 2013

Nina M. Trump
Feb. 14, 1927-Feb. 19, 2013
BREMEN — Nina M. Trump, 86, of Bremen, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at 12:05 a.m., at her home, with her loving family by her side.
Nina was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Plymouth, to Russell and Ethel (Gray) Shafer. Nina married Roy D. Trump on March 10, 1946, in Plymouth. Roy passed away Dec. 30, 2009. Nina was a homemaker, a loving wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Shiloh Wesleyan Church, where she had been an active member, since she and Roy were married.

February 19th

Mary Bottorff

February 19, 2013

Mary Bottorff
May 21, 1925-Feb. 16, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Mary C. Bottorff, 87, of Plymouth, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at 1:55 a.m., at the Catherine Kasper Life Care Center, in Donaldson.
Mary was born May 21, 1925, in South Bend, to Walter and Ethel (Personette) Hughes. Mary and Donald R. Bottorff were married June 14, 1944. Donald passed away Sept. 22, 2008. Mary worked for the Plymouth Community School Corporation, in the kitchens, of West High School and Plymouth High School.

Death notices 2-19-13

February 19, 2013

Gerald Johnson
Feb. 16, 2013
ROCHESTER — Gerald “Jerry” Johnson, 71, of Rochester died Saturday, Feb. 16 at 12:48 p.m. 
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; a son, Roger (Jennifer) Johnson of Rochester; three daughters, Robin Boyd of Rochester, Terri (Bill) Brooks of Wolcott, Debbie (Mike) Carman; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jim (Winette) Johnson.

February 18th

James M. Justice

February 18, 2013

James M. Justice
March 22, 1975-Feb. 11, 2013
CENTRALIA, Ill. — James Michael Justice, 37, of Centralia, Ill. passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.
He was born March 22, 1975 in Decatur, son of Doy Michael Justice and Ginger (Moore) Atchison.
James is survived by his parents; a daughter, Kaitlyn Justice of Nashville; a sister, Lora Justice and husband Thom Ancell of Nevada, Iowa; stepmother, Deanne Justice of Plymouth; several uncles, aunts and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, an uncle, Ed Moore and a stepfather, Orville Atchison, Jr.

Robert W. Longenecker

February 18, 2013

Robert W. Longenecker
Nov. 5, 1952-Feb. 16, 2013
MISHAWAKA — Robert W. Longenecker, age 60, of Mishawaka, passed away Saturday Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:13 a.m. in his residence.
He was born Nov. 5, 1952 in Warsaw to John W. and Pattie (Lynch) Longenecker.

Nelta I. Dipert

February 18, 2013

Nelta I. Dipert
Feb. 13, 1921 - Feb. 15, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Nelta Irene Dipert, 92, a Plymouth resident for the past 63 years, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in the Elkhart Hospice House, Elkhart.
Born in Valentine on Feb. 13, 1921, she was the daughter of Charles Lloyd and Lula Elizabeth (Baugher) Thornburg.
She attended Grovertown School. She was married to Chester Wayne Dipert on Jan. 1, 1939 in Walkerton; he would precede her in death Dec. 30, 1987.

Dwight Shannon Nolen

February 18, 2013

Dwight Shannon Nolen
July 20, 1917- Feb. 12, 2013 
PLYMOUTH — 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. 

Death notices 2-18-13

February 18, 2013

Paula R. Masterson
Feb. 13, 2013
ROCHESTER — 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.

February 15th

Death notices 2-16-13

February 16, 2013

Craig A. Johnston
Feb. 15, 2013
NAPPANEE — 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

February 16, 2013

Mardelle Kaufman VanVactor
Aug. 14, 1919 - Feb. 14, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Mardelle J. Kaufman VanVactor, 93, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Miller’s 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.

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