Archive - Obituary
May 25, 1924 - May 29, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Martha E. Gordon, 90, of Plymouth, died May 29, 2014, at her home peacefully. Martha was born, in Little Rock, Ark., on May 25, 1924.
Martha is survived by her husband of 72 years, Robert â€śBobâ€ť W. Gordon; her son, James E. Gordon; her daughter-in-law, Martha S. Gordon; three granddaughters; Lara Latshaw, Jennifer Gordon, and Molly Schlenkerman; also her dearest friends, Jane and Mike Woolfington and Charlayne and David Bacon.
Jan. 16, 1925 - May 26, 2014
CHEROKEE VILLAGE, Ark. â€”Â Louise M. Hughes, age 89, of Cherokee Village, Ark., passed away at her son, Bobâ€™s home, in Cherokee Village, surrounded by her loving family. She formerly was a resident of Plymouth, before moving to Arkansas.
Louise was born on Jan. 16, 1925, in South Bend, to Burt and Caroline (Sullivan) Bottorff. Louise worked for Bendix Corporation, in South Bend, in the power steering assembly department, until an injury that left her unable to work.
Sister Margaret Hanon (Sr. John), PHJC
Dec. 28, 1921 - May 29, 2014
DONALDSON â€”Â Sister Margaret Hanon (Sr. John), PHJC, 92, died at 2:08 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Catherine Kasper Life Center, Donaldson.
May 30, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Robert Palmer, 81, of Plymouth died at 4:30 a.m. May 30, 2014 at his residence.
Services are pending at Van Gilder Funeral Home.
Ronald Matthews Lewellen
May 27, 1935 â€“ May 25, 2014
CULVER â€”Â Ronald Matthews Lewellen, 78, of Culver, passed away at 4:35 a.m. May 25, 2014 at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.
Ron was born on May 27, 1935 in Salem. He was one of six children born to Roy Martin and Lillie Mae (Matthews) Lewellen. He was a graduate of Salem High School.Â
Doris Jean Wylie
June 5, 1930 - May 22, 2014
TIPPECANOE â€”Â Doris Jean Wylie, 83, formerly of Plymouth, passed away on Thursday evening, May 22, 2014 at her home.Â
The daughter of George and Irene Elizabeth (Thomas) Bright, she was born on June 5, 1930 in Bourbon.Â
Patricia A. Sporner
Oct. 16, 1934 â€“ May 27, 2014
BOURBON â€” Patricia A. Sporner, 79, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on May 27, 2014 with her family by her side at the Hospice House of South Bend.
Born in Plymouth on Oct. 16, 1934, Patricia was the daughter of Roy E. and Julie A. (Sorter) Luse. She attended Plymouth High School.
On Feb. 15, 1953, Patricia married Carl D. Sporner in Plymouth. He would precede her in death on Dec. 29, 1991.
George B. Baker Jr.
June 17, 1944 - May 24, 2014
CULVER â€”Â George B. Baker Jr., age 69, of Culver, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and her children.
He was born in Delong, to George Sr. and Alice (Beerwert) Baker. George served in the U.S. Army from 1965-66. He retired from RBC bearings in Bremen.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Judy L. Baker, his parents Don and Alice Lutz (Culver), one brother, one sister, five children, 10 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Preceded in death by his father, George Baker Sr.
William F. Schmidt
May 5, 1943 â€“ May 23, 2014
ROCHESTER â€”Â William F. Schmidt, 71, of Rochester passed away peacefully at 3:27 p.m. on May 23, 2014 at Life Care Center in Rochester.
Bill was born on May 5, 1943 in Winamac, one of 10 children born to Frank and Marie (Dillenburg) Schmidt. He grew up attending Culver Community Schools and graduated in 1961.
Tony LeRoy Coleman
Oct. 9, 1975 - May 25, 2014
ROCHESTER â€”Â Tony LeRoy Coleman, 38, residing in Rochester, passed away at 3 a.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014 in Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. He was born Oct. 9, 1975 in Plymouth to Buck Coleman and Cheri (Willett) Coleman, and has remained a lifelong area resident.
Tony is survived by his sons, Alec Coleman and Joseph Spaulding, both of South Bend; his father, Buck (Barb Mitchell) Coleman of LaPaz; his mother, Cheri Coleman of Rochester; sister, Tracy Coleman of Bremen; nieces, Samantha Davis and Sienna Oâ€™Connor; and nephew, Blake Davis.