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January 7th, 2013

Ruth L. Andrews

January 7, 2013

Ruth L. Andrews
June 22, 1919-Jan. 5, 2013
BREMEN — Ruth L. Andrews, 93, a Bremen resident, passed away following an illness, at her home at 2:12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.
Ruth was born in Argos on the 22nd of June in 1919. She was the daughter of Frank and Goldie (Stults) Ruffing.
She graduated from Argos High School.
On Feb. 11, 1939, in Argos, Ruth and Donald E. Andrews were married. The family moved to their Bremen farm in 1945. Donald passed away, after 70 years of marriage, in May of 2009.

Richard E. Smith

January 7, 2013

Richard E. Smith
Oct. 28, 1921-Jan. 5, 2013
BREMEN — Richard Eugene Smith, 91, of Bremen passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. Richard was the son of Everett and Lucille Smith, born Oct. 28, 1921 in Vermillion County. He married Madge Huff Smith on Sept. 23, 1945, in her home near Bremen. She preceded him in death Nov. 7, 2010.

January 4th

Charles (Bill) Baker

January 5, 2013

Charles (Bill) Baker
June 8, 1927-Jan. 3, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Charles “Bill” Baker, 85, of Plymouth, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at 5:55 a.m., at Miller’s Merry Manor, in Plymouth. 
Bill was born June 8, 1927, in Plymouth, to Samuel and Edna (Switzer) Baker. Bill and Martha A. Roahrig were married Feb. 4, 1950, in Bourbon. Bill worked for the American Breeders Association and also raised his own cattle on his farm. He served on the Marshall County Soil and Conservation Board.

Edith Annette Bentley Strait

January 5, 2013

Edith Annette Bentley Strait
Oct. 17, 1906-Oct. 24, 2012
CULVER — Edith Annette Bentley Strait passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at her winter home in San Benito, Texas one week after her 106th birthday. Edith, a long time resident of Culver, was the only child of George and Annette Marshall Bentley. She was born Oct. 17, 1906 at Walled Lake, Mich. She began her education in a one-room school and attended high school in Pontiac, Mich. In 1928, she graduated with honors from Albion College in Michigan where she met and married her loving husband Walter.

Death notices 1-5-13

January 5, 2013

Lucille M. Drane
Jan. 2, 2013
KNOX — Lucille M. Drane, 65, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Survivors include: three brothers, David Drane of Winamac, Donald Whitesell of Florida and Willard Whitesell Jr. of Plymouth; one sister, Violet Nelson of Oregon; and one sister-in-law, Hilda Wacasey of Knox.

Death notices 1-4-13

January 5, 2013

Marjorie E. Scherf
Jan. 1, 2013
HAMLET — Marjorie E. Scherf, 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at IU Health LaPorte Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Milton; one daughter, Melissa (David) Gates of Kewanna; two sons, Paul (Denise) Scherf of Dallas, Texas and Peter (Rhonda) Scherf of Michigan City; seven grandchildren and one sister, Patricia (Duke) Harms of Illinois.

Anna M. Keltz

January 5, 2013

Anna M. Keltz
Sept. 24, 1938-Jan. 1, 2013
GROVERTOWN — Anna M. “Ann” Keltz, 74, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

January 3rd

Todd Russell Hovarter

January 3, 2013

Todd Russell Hovarter
Sept. 20, 1963-Jan. 1, 2013
KNOX — Todd Russell Hovarter, 49, of Knox, formerly of LaPaz, passed away at 8:13 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 20, 1963 in South Bend to LaVern and Elzie (McIntosh) Hovarter. On Dec. 29, 2004 in Knox, he married the former Pamela S. Stidham.

Lillie (Mae) Kile

January 3, 2013

Lillie (Mae) Kile
Sept. 29, 1928-Jan. 1, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Lillie “Mae” Kile, age 84, of Plymouth, passed away at 9:15 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, in Plymouth.

Betty P. Freese

January 3, 2013

Betty P. Freese
Jan. 7, 1930-Dec. 31, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Betty P. Freese, age 82, a lifetime resident of Plymouth, passed away at 1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 after a lengthy battle with cancer in the loving care of her son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter.
Betty was born Jan. 7, 1930 in LaPaz, to Darrell Muffley and Edith P. Maxson. She attended LaPaz High School.
Betty worked in the optical field for more than 30 years and organized a union at American Optical in the early ‘70s. She retired from the profession in 1991.

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