Archive - Obituary
September 22nd, 2014
Jerry Lee Claxon
Sept. 27, 1957 - Sept. 19, 2014
TIPPECANOE â€” Jerry Lee Claxon of Tippecanoe passed away peacefully at his home Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. He was 56 years old and his family at his side.
Jerry was born on Sept. 27, 1957 to Thomas H. and Lois (Parsons) Claxon at Ashland, Ohio. He had been a resident of Tippecanoe the past 30 years. He was a 1975 graduate of East Carter County High School, Grayson, Ky. Jerry also served in the United States Air Force from June 18, 1975 until June 15, 1979.
July 5, 1912 - Sept. 13, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Cecil G. Rankin, age 102, formerly of Plymouth, passed away at 4:30 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the Indiana Veteranâ€™s Home, in West Lafayette.
Cecil was born on July 5, 1912, in Brookston, to George and Lydia (Elston) Rankin. His family moved to Plymouth in 1940. Cecil married the former Alice M. Cain on Oct. 19, 1935. They were married for 71 years, when Alice preceded him in passing, on Jan. 10, 2007.
Mervin Dean Miller
Sept. 19, 2014
NAPPANEE â€” Mervin Dean Miller, 10, of Nappanee, died in an accidental drowning while visiting neighbors, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at 9 p.m.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
David R. Snyder
Sept. 21, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” David R. Snyder, 42, died in his home on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.
Arrangements are pending with the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.
Misty S. Clemons
May 16, 1967 - Sept. 18, 2014
WALKERTON â€” Misty S. Clemons, 47, of Walkerton passed away at 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at LaPorte Hospital, LaPorte. She was born on May 16, 1967 in South Bend to Walter and Darlene (Green) Brogdon. On June 10, 1989 in Plymouth, she was united in marriage to Ronald F. Clemons Sr.
Enos B. Howard
Sept. 17, 2014
KNOX â€” Enos B. Howard, 61, of Knox, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
M.C. Smith Funeral Home, Knox is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Mae Gordon
April 20, 1916 - Sept. 15, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Ruth Mae Gordon, 98, of Plymouth; and formerly of the Argos community, entered her eternal life on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at 5:58 p.m. surrounded by her family, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center â€“ Plymouth following a short illness.
She was born April 20, 1916 in Rutland to Frank Orange and Hallie (Lowry) Cowen. She had lived most of her adult life in the Argos community.
On Feb. 16, 1936 in Culver she married Walter Lyman Gordon; he preceded in death April 13, 1998.
Howard E. Calmus
April 11, 1927 - Sept. 16, 2014
LAKEVILLE â€” Howard E. Calmus, 87, of Lakeville passed away at 6:56 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, surrounded by his daughters. He was born on April 11, 1927 in Brookfield, Ill. to the late Clarence J. and Viola (Kust) Calmus. Howard was united in marriage to the former Beverly Jean Singleton on June 6, 1948 in South Bend.
Betty Jean Dilts
July 7, 1931 â€“ Sept. 14, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Betty Jean Dilts, 83, passed away Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2014 at her residence after an illness.
Dorothy M. Kelso
Nov. 1, 1926 - Sept. 15, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Dorothy M. Kelso, 87, passed away of natural causes in her home on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
Born in Chicago, Ill. in November of 1926, Dorothy was the daughter of LeRoy and Ruth (Reynolds) Nelson. After graduation from Calumet High School in Chicago, Dorothy did modeling in the area until she met her future husband, Robert C. Kelso.
Dale E. Kersey
June 24, 1937 â€“ Sept. 15, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Dale E. â€śBuckyâ€ť Kersey, 77, formerly of Skylane Drive, passed away on Monday morning, Sept. 15, 2014 at 8 a.m. at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
Born in Mishawaka on June 24, 1937, Dale was the son of Dale E. Sr. and Annabelle (McKesson) Kersey. In his younger years, Dale enjoyed fishing and hunting on the family farm with his brother and dad.
On Sept. 9, 1989, Dale E. Kersey, Jr. married Leticia C. â€śLettyâ€ť Camanga in Culver.