Archive - Obituary
January 7th, 2011
Kenneth A. Loper
Jan. 3, 2011
NORTH LIBERTY â€”Â Kenneth A. Loper, 70, died Monday, Jan. 3 at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Judith L. Loper of North Liberty; two sons, Scott (Karen) Loper of Sierra Vista, Ariz. and Kevin W. Loper of North Liberty; grandchildren; father Kenneth Loper of Michigan; three brothers; two sisters; and two surrogate brothers (in-law).
Jan. 5, 2011
ELKHART â€” Dale Dinkledine, 85, of Elkhart, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at Hubbard Hill Estates in Elkhart.
He is survived by his son, Tom (Susan) Dinkledine of Russiaville; daughters, Nancy (Doug) Weber of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Jill (Dennis) Hendrix of Elkhart; and seven grandchildren.
Arrangements are pending at the Bethel United Methodist Church, Elkhart.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church, Elkhart.
Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen is assisting the family with local arrangements.
Doris DowneyÂ Â Â
Feb. 22, 1923 â€” Dec. 27, 2010
PLYMOUTH â€” Doris Downey, 87, a former Plymouth resident, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010,Â at Westford House in Westford, Mass.
Doris was born Feb. 22, 1923 in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of Roy and Ruby Dann Martin.Â She graduated from high school in Indianola, Iowa.
March 21, 1942, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Doris became the bride of Doyle Downey.Â Doyle preceded her in death in 1984.
Doris Eileen Cooper
Aug. 23, 1930 â€”Â Jan. 4, 2010
MENTONE â€”Â Doris Eileen Cooper, 80, of Mentone, died at 8:23 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 at the Bremen Health Care Center of Bremen.
She was born Aug. 23, 1930 in Etna Green, to Glen Snider and Ethel M. Easterday.
She was married Oct. 15, 1950 in Mentone, to David L. Cooper who passed away Jan. 31, 2000.
Dec. 27, 2010
WESTPORT, Mass. â€” Doris Downey, 87, of Westport, Mass., formerly of Plymouth, died Dec. 27, 2010 at Westport Nursing Home.
She is survived by daughters, Peggy (James) Metz of Plymouth, and Linda (Dennis) Alitz of Massachusetts.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 and one hour prior to services Friday at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7 at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton.
Agnes K. Ringle
June 9, 1925 â€” Jan. 2, 2011
CULVER â€”Â Nancy E. Simpson, 85, of Culver, passed away Jan. 2, 2011 at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.
Nancy was born June 9, 1925 in Goshen, one of five children born to Isaac and Lulu (Sparklin) Mummert.Â After graduating from Goshen High School, she married James Simpson Aug. 15, 1943 in Goshen.Â Together they raised three children and a foster son.
Nancy really enjoyed gardening and playing bridge with her friends as well as spending time with her grandchildren.
June 30, 1935 â€”Â Jan. 1, 2011
ARGOS â€”Â Elizabeth (Morris) Bailey, 75, of State Road 10, Argos, died Jan. 1, 2011 at 1:01 a.m. at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. She had been in declining health for several years.
She was born June 30, 1935 in Morgan County, Ky., to Cletus and Alta (Sargent) Morris and lived in the Argos community since 1984.
She married David F. Wallace Sr. they were divorced later. She then married Clifford Bailey in Winchester, Ky. in 1984. They both preceded her in death.
March 5, 1952 â€”Â Jan. 2, 2011
WALKERTON â€“ Bonnie Jean Arnett, 58, of Thorn Road, Walkerton, went to be with her Lord at 9:39 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 in her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Florida March 5, 1952 to Curtis and Bonnie Ropp Kindig. Bonnie worked as a laborer for eight years at A.M. General.
She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, and had a beautiful garden pond.Â Bonnieâ€™s biggest joy in life was her family and spending as much time with them as possible.Â
Bonnie was a member of the Plymouth Wesleyan Church and the Local UAW.
Bonnie Jean Arnett
Jan. 2, 2011
WALKERTON â€” Bonnie Jean Arnett, 58, of Walkerton, died Jan. 2, 2011 at her residence.
Arrangements are pending with Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Elizabeth (Morris) Bailey
Jan. 1, 2011
ARGOS â€”Â Elizabeth (Morris) Bailey, 75, of Argos, died at 1:01 a.m. Jan. 1, 2011 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
July 14, 1924 â€”Â Dec. 24, 2010
PLYMOUTH â€”Â George E. Hilliard, age 86, of Pretty Lake Trail, Plymouth, passed away at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor in Plymouth.
George was born July 14, 1924 in Kalamazoo, Mich. to Dr. George H. and Edna (Marlatt) Hilliard. George received his B.S. from Western Michigan University and earned his M.S. from University of Michigan. George proudly served his country as an officer in the United States Navy during WWII on the U.S.S. Boston and remained active in the Navy Reserves until 1984.