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June 26th, 2012

4 myths of education

June 26, 2012

There are four huge barriers to getting a college education—but they are not real barriers at all.
There are quite a few reasons for getting a college education and they are the obvious reasons you have already thought about. Your education is your planned effort to learn and build learning skills. A degree can help open doors to better jobs and build skills you need to create your own opportunities in business and life. A college degree is a useful signal to others that you can learn, and stay engaged in learning.

Death notices 6-26-12

June 26, 2012

Maebelle Scaife
June 23, 2012
KEWANNA — Maebelle Scaife, 69, of Kewanna died at 1:40 a.m., Saturday, June 23, 2012 at St. Vincent Seton Specialty, Indianapolis.

Dorothy Ann Heinlein

June 26, 2012

Dorothy Ann Heinlein
Nov. 14, 1938
KEENE, Texas — With profound sadness we announce the passing of Dorothy Ann Heinlein Wednesday, June 20, 2012. After a long and courageous battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis, Dorothy (fondly known as Dot) passed peacefully with her daughter Debbie and son Larry by her side. 

James R. Menges

June 26, 2012

James R. Menges
Aug. 20, 1942-June 23, 2012

Elsie Kathleen Kirby Hanes

June 26, 2012

Elsie Kathleen Kirby Hanes
Dec. 4, 1922-June 22, 2012
BOURBON — Former resident of Bourbon, Edmond, Okla. and current resident of Florence, S.C. died June 22, 2012 at The Methodist Manor of the Pee Dee in Florence, S.C.
Elsie Kathleen Kirby was born Dec. 4, 1922 in the family home at Pacolet Mills, S.C. in Spartanburg County. Kathleen was the first child of MayBelle Seay Kirby and Archie Kirby. She attended South Carolina Local Schools and graduated from Fair Forest High School in the class of 1939.

Suzanne Marie Schrader

June 26, 2012

Suzanne Marie Schrader
June 16, 1962-June 24, 2012
BREMEN — Suzanne Marie Schrader, 50, of Bremen died Sunday, June 24, 2012 at home. She was born June 16, 1962 in Bremen to John M. and Marsha L. (Balmer) Schrader. Suzanne graduated with the class of 1980 from Bremen High School.
Suzanne’s family remembers her as their loving and fun Aunt Susie that was always there for them and now, will always be missed. Her family was her world; she loved her nieces and nephew very much. Suzanne also enjoyed music, animals, bowling, and shopping.

Doris I. Sliter

June 26, 2012

Doris I. Sliter
July 5, 1934-June 24, 2012
KOONTZ  LAKE — Doris I. Sliter, 77, a lifetime area resident, passed away at 6:04 a.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
The daughter of Glen Edward and Dora Blanche Carlson Farver, Doris was born July 5, 1934 in LaPaz. She attended LaPaz Schools.
Doris had been a machine operator at Bendix in South Bend for 20 years, leaving in 1971 with a disability.
An avid reader, Doris also enjoyed crocheting, cooking and baking and especially spending time with her family.

Death notices 6-25-12

June 26, 2012

Karen M. Reese Pietrzak
June 20, 2012
SOUTH BEND — Karen M. Reese Pietrzak, 63, of South Bend died Wednesday. She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Pietrzak and son, Brent Pietrzak, both of South Bend; sister, Amy Reese of Tucson, Ariz.; brothers, Steve (Judy) Reese of Cache, Okla. and Brian (Tina) Reese of Bristol, Tenn. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at New Creations Fellowship, Granger. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Palmer Funeral Home-River Park is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences to

Francis R. ‘Bud’ Cartwright

June 26, 2012

Francis R. ‘Bud’ Cartwright
Feb. 6, 1951-June 20, 2012
CONVERSE — Francis R. “Bud” Cartwright, 61, passed away at 3:26 a.m. June 20, 2012 in Marion General Hospital.
Mr. Cartwright was born in Plymouth Feb. 6, 1951 to the late Richard and Virginia M. (Aman) Cartwright Sr.
Mr. Cartwright spent most of his life in Plymouth before coming to Converse in 1997.

Florence E. (Smith) Hall

June 26, 2012

Florence E. (Smith) Hall
March 9, 1918-June 21, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Florence E. (Smith) Hall, 94, of Plymouth, formerly of Shelby County, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012 at her son’s residence.
Born March 9, 1918 in Smithland, she was the daughter of Robert M. and Mary E. (Callison) Smith.

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