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August 12th, 2012

Mary L. Hooker

August 12, 2012

Mary L. Hooker
Dec. 25, 1931-Aug. 9, 2012
ARGOS — Mary L. Hooker, 80, of Argos died Aug. 9, 2012 at 11:05 a.m. at Indiana University Health – Goshen Hospital following a short illness.
She was born Dec. 25, 1931 in Culver to Roy E. and Ethel L. (Stevenson) Overmyer. She lived all of her life in the Argos community.
Feb. 25, 1953 in Argos she married Richard “Dick” G. Hooker; he preceded her Dec. 9, 1996.
Mary worked for the Argos community school as the cafeteria director for 27 years, retiring in 2001.
Mary is a graduate of Argos High School class of 1950.

August 10th

Albert Arthur Joseph Paré

August 10, 2012

Albert Arthur Joseph Paré
Aug. 10, 1925-July 27, 2012
CULVER — Albert Arthur Joseph Paré (1925-2012) was born in Lawrence, Mass. Aug, 10, 1925 to Antonio and Laura Paré. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1943, and he enlisted in the United States Navy in November of the same year. He served honorably as a medic in the U.S. Navy and Marines in World War II.

Death notice 8-10-12

August 10, 2012

Wilma E. Yoder
Aug. 8, 2012
NAPPANEE — Wilma E. Yoder, 76, of 8314 W 1050 N, Nappanee, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 10:10 p.m. at South Bend Memorial Hospital unexpectedly from natural causes.

Amy Elizabeth Porter Hassan

August 10, 2012

Amy Elizabeth Porter Hassan
March 16, 1975-May 10, 2012
You can shed tears because she is gone or you can smile because she has lived.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Amy Elizabeth Porter Hassan, 37, passed away unexpectedly May 10, 2012 at her home in Glendale, Ariz.

Betty Hayden

August 10, 2012

Betty Hayden
Aug. 8, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Former Muncie resident Betty Hayden, 77, passed away, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 at her home in Plymouth where she lived for the last eight years.
She was born in Wakefield, Ohio, the daughter of Langley and Alka Slusher and graduated from Royerton High School.
Betty worked for Waterfield Mortgage as a loan closing secretary and retired after many years of service.
She loved the Lord and was a faithful servant being baptized last year in Connecticut. Her other loves included her grandchildren and the Indiana Pacers.

Death notice 8-9-12

August 10, 2012

Nored F. Schlarb
Aug. 7, 2012
BREMEN — Nored F. Schlarb, 94, of Bremen, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa.
She is survived by a daughter, Kay (Ron) Holmes of Bremen; a son, Tom (Susan) Schlarb of Bremen; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a brother and sister, David Hathaway and Val June Schafer both of Lakeville.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. John United Church of Christ in Woodland with burial following the service at St. John Cemetery in Woodland.

August 8th

Death notice 8-8-12

August 8, 2012

Arthur Thorn
July 31, 2012
ROCHESTER — Arthur Thorn Sr., 68, of Rochester died at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Visiting Nurses and Hospice Home of Fort Wayne.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; three daughters Tina (Jesus) Gonzeles of Rochester, Melissa (Zach) Burr of Ft. Wayne, Haley (Josh) Ruiz of Plymouth; two sons, Arthur (Jennifer) Thorn Jr. of Argos, Thomas Thorn of Rochester; 11 grandchildren; and two brothers, Jimmy (Diane) Thorn of Chicago, Ill., William (Maxine) Thorn of Peru.

Death notices 8-7-12

August 8, 2012

Kenneth Eugene Brown
Aug. 5, 2012
ROCHESTER — Kenneth Eugene Brown, 83, of Rochester died at Hickory Creek of Rochester Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.
He is survived by his sister, Grace Marie Miller, Rochester; two brothers, Max (Deloris) Brown of Claypool, John (Neva) Brown of Russell, Ky.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday,  Aug. 9 at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Burial will follow at the Crown Point Cemetery near Kokomo. Memorials may be made to the Northern Indiana Community Foundation. Condolences may be made at

John T. Drang

August 8, 2012

John T. Drang
March 24, 1941 – Aug. 3, 2012
CULVER — John T. Drang, 71, of Culver passed away at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver.
John was born March 24, 1941 in Chicago, Ill. to Frank and Agnes (Marshall) Drang. He grew up in Ora. He graduated from Monterey High School in 1960. April 7, 1962, John married the love of his life, Rochelle “Shelly” Good at the Burr Oak Church of God. They celebrated 50 years together this year during which they raised three children.

Leona E. Blad

August 8, 2012

Leona E. Blad
March 2, 1923-Aug. 6, 2012
WAKARUSA — Leona E. Blad, 89, Wakarusa, formerly of Plymouth, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa. She was born March 2, 1923 in Plymouth to Clint and Teresa (Young) Beldon. She married Herbert Wolff March 30, 1974 and he died Sept. 13, 1989, then she married Melvin Blad Oct. 22, 1991.

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