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October 28th, 2012

Death notices 10-26-12

October 28, 2012

Dolores G. Clemons
Oct. 24, 2012 
KNOX — Dolores G. Clemons, 83, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 in IU Health, LaPorte Hospital.
Survivors include: one son, Joe (Libby) Clemons of Argos; two daughters, Judy Cook of Ft. Wayne and Janice (Jerry) Salyers of Knox; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis Rees of Sun City, Ariz. and one brother, Wayne Alberding of North Judson.

Richard C. Dixon

October 28, 2012

Richard C. Dixon
March 18, 1948-Oct. 22, 2012
TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Richard C. Dixon, 64, of Titusville, Fla., passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. 
He was born March 18, 1948 in Plymouth. 
Richard had a variety of passions, and he put his heart and soul into everything he did. He never shied away from helping anyone and was always there to lend a helping hand to those who needed it.

Kenneth ‘Buzz’ Keller Sr.

October 28, 2012

Kenneth ‘Buzz’ Keller Sr.
April 12, 1928-Oct. 24, 2012
BOURBON — Kenneth “Buzz” Keller Sr., 84 of Bourbon, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at 6:37 p.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital.
Kenneth was born April 12, 1928 at Hobart to William Keller and Rose Block Keller. He was a graduate of Hobart High School and furthered his education at Ball State University and received a master’s degree at Valparaiso University.

Death notices 10-25-12

October 28, 2012

Nancy Baker Eby Marcusson
June 25, 2012
BOURBON — A memorial service for Nancy Baker Eby Marcusson (March, 1925 - June, 2012), will be held at Parks Cemetery in Bourbon Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. According to Nancy’s wishes, her ashes will be interred in the Baker family plot. Anyone who remembers Nancy, a native of Bourbon, and would like to join her family in honoring her memory, is invited to attend.

Ruth Elizabeth Heiney
Oct. 23, 2012
BREMEN — Ruth Elizabeth Heiney, 96, of Bremen, died at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in the Bremen Health Care Center.

D. Ruth Cox

October 28, 2012

D. Ruth Cox
Oct. 28, 1913-Aug. 16, 2012
PLYMOUTH — A memorial service for Dorothy “Ruth” Cox, 98, who passed away Aug. 16, will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Michigan St., Plymouth Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of services in the church. Pastors Larry Marhanka and Jeff Herron will officiate.
Ruth was the youngest of three daughters born in Sioux Falls, S.D. to Arthur and Georgianna Chittick. At the age of 3 years, her family moved to Chicago, Ill. so her father could attend law school and later practice law.

Mark Arvesen

October 28, 2012

Mark Arvesen
May 17, 1955-Oct. 22, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Mark Edward Arvesen, 57, of Plymouth, passed away at 8:33 a.m., Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, as a result of a stroke. Mark had struggled with various health issues for the past 10 years.

Vivian E. Overmyer

October 28, 2012

Vivian E. Overmyer
April 18, 1914-Oct. 23, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Vivian E. Overmyer 98, Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth, and formerly of Akron passed away at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth.
She was born April 18, 1914 in Rochester, the daughter of Ellsworth and Zella (Essick) Wagoner. She was married to Harold Trout and he preceded her in death in 1950. In 1959, she married Charles Overmyer. He preceded her in death in 1978.

October 24th

Clara Elizabeth Hansen - Oct. 23, 2012

October 24, 2012

CULVER — Clara Elizabeth Hansen, 89, of Culver, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at Hospice House, South Bend.

Clara was born Dec. 16, 1922 in Warsaw to Walter W. and Bessie (Smith) White. Clara married Winferd Carl Hansen Feb. 1, 1942. Clara has been a longstanding member of Culver Lions Club & VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Clara and her husband started Hansen's Restaurant & Sport Shop in 1957.

Death notices 10-24-12

October 24, 2012

Sharon M. Baker
Oct. 21, 2012 
WALKERTON — Sharon M. Baker, 74, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, South Bend.
Also surviving are; one daughter, Carla Carr of Jacksonville, Fla. and one son, Paul Baker of Walkerton.
There will be no services or visitation. Cremation will take place. Memorial contributions may be given to The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN 46637. Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake is handling arrangements. To leave online condolences, go to

Mark Edward Arvesen

Betty Jane Cowen

October 24, 2012

Betty Jane Cowen
Nov. 20, 1925-Oct. 22, 2012
ARGOS — Betty Jane Cowen, 86, formerly of Argos, passed away Oct. 22, 2012 at 6:03 a.m. at Rittenhouse Senior Living of Indianapolis following an illness since May, 2012.
She was born Nov. 20, 1925 in Culver to Harry and Isa (Riggs) Young. She was a life-time resident of Marshall County.
March 27, 1964 at the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church in Culver, she married Eldon F. Cowen, who preceded her Feb. 6.
Betty worked at the State Exchange Bank in Culver for more than 20 years and later worked at the Argos Medical Center.

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