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Death notices 12-3-11

December 6, 2011

Helen Ruth Hoyt
Dec. 2, 2011
NAPPANEE — Helen Ruth Hoyt, 91, formerly of Nappanee, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at 4:35 a.m. at Grace Village Health Care in Winona Lake.
She is survived by a daughter, Sharie (Pat) Johnson of Syracuse, sons, Mike (Diana) Hoyt of Mentone and Jim (Rhonda) Hoyt of Richardson, Texas; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Dorothy Irene Millea

December 6, 2011

Dorothy Irene Millea
Aug. 26, 1927-Dec. 1, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Dorothy Irene Millea, 84, a Plymouth resident since 1935, died at 1:50 a.m. Dec. 1, 2011 in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
The daughter of Thomas G. and Lillian A. Graf Millea, Dorothy was born Aug. 26, 1927, in Mishawaka.
Dorothy was a 1944 graduate of Plymouth High School.
She had worked at American Optical for 37 years, retiring in 1992 as office supervisor.

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Natheta J. Berg
Dec. 4, 2011 
WALKERTON — Natheta J. Berg, 78, of Walkerton died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth after a sudden illness.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Berg; daughters, Bonita (Doyle Blooding) Bent-Nelson of South Bend, Lora (Scott) Vieting of Hamlet and Jacquelyn (Thad) Rippy of Plymouth; son, Paul (Brenda) Bent of Walkerton; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, Gene (Barbara) Ossler of Raleigh, N.C.; and one sister, Barbara (Frank) Abel of Hamlet. 

Sharron C. Jones

December 6, 2011

Sharron C. Jones
July 13, 1939-Dec. 2, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Sharron C. Jones, 72, of Plymouth, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at Hospice House, Elkhart. Sharron was born July 13, 1939 in Gary to the late Frank R. and Clela E. (Adkins) Wallace and has lived in the Plymouth area since 1959 coming from Valparaiso. July 18, 1959 in Boone Grove, she was united in marriage to Melvin F. Jones, who survives.

Eric M. Kime

December 6, 2011

Eric M. Kime
Oct. 2, 1941 – Nov. 30, 2011
SOUTH BEND — Eric M. Kime, 70, of South Bend, passed away at 10:22 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis, after battling an illness there for eight weeks.
Along with his parents, his first wife, Constance (Connie) Stocker preceded him in death.
He was born Oct. 2, 1941 to the late Donald C. and Katherine (McGowan) Kime in Evansville, graduated from high school in Plymouth in 1959, graduated from South Bend College of Commerce in 1962 and has lived in the South Bend area for 50 years.

Ronald Spoor

December 6, 2011

Ronald Spoor
June 25, 1929-Dec. 2, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Ronald “Mouse,” Spoor, 82, passed away at 6:06 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.
A lifetime resident of Plymouth, Ron was born in Plymouth June 25, 1929, the son of Vern and Carrie Bradford Spoor.
He attended Plymouth schools and was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps.
Aug. 11, 1985, in Plymouth, he and Sharon Parkus Hurford were married.
A talented construction worker he worked for C.L. Morris, Dick Day Construction and Zartman Construction.

Joseph H. Summerlin

December 6, 2011

Joseph H. Summerlin
Jan. 23, 1916 – Oct. 27, 2011
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. — Former Plymouth resident, Joseph H. “Joe” Summerlin, 95, of Sun City West, Ariz., passed away peacefully Oct. 27, 2011.

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December 6, 2011

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WTCA auction helps Shop with a Cop

December 6, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The annual Shop With a Cop auction heard on WTCA am1050 radio Friday netted some $15,000. The proceeds will be used to take local needy children shopping on Dec. 10.
This marked the fourth year that the station has provided air time for the auction. The first year started almost by accident when FOP Lodge #195 was given three items to use for raising funds. That year, the auction raised $600. From that generous donation the idea was born and by the next year the community had donated items that brought in $10,000.

EMA adjusts severe weather alerts

December 6, 2011

PLYMOUTH — What is more dangerous, a storm “watch” or a “warning?”
These two terms, along with “advisory,” were recently redefined on a statewide level in response to last winter’s heavy snowfall. Marshall County Emergency Management Agency director Clyde Avery visited the county commissioners meeting to present the redefined categories. The traffic alert definitions are being adjusted partly so that all counties in the state agree on how they are determined.

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