Death notices 10-1-11

Verlen Eugene Bules
Sept. 29, 2011
ETNA GREEN — Verlen Eugene Bules, 70, of Etna Green died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 at 11:56 a.m. at home.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; three daughters, Melody Morris of Warsaw, Robin (Rich) Brunk of Warsaw and June Bules of Plymouth; two grandchildren; a sister, Maxine Binkley and a brother, Carl Bules both of Florida.
In honoring his wishes his body is being donated to the Indiana University School of Medicine Anatomical Education Board.
Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Joann Vest
Sept. 29, 2011
LAKEVILLE — Joann Vest, 82, of Lakeville died at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 in her home.
She is survived by five daughters, Wilda Clady of Mishawaka, Donna (Veachel) Stockton of Mishawaka, Mary Ann (Jim) Williams of Indianapolis, Carol Jean (Mike) Horvath of Lakeville and Jo Ellen Vest of Lakeville; three sons, Willard Lee (Wendy) Vest, Jr. of Osceola, Bobby (Patti Gean) Vest of Plymouth and Frankie (Cindy) Vest of Plymouth; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and sister, Barbara Jean Jarrett of Kimberly, W.Va.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 in the Palmer Funeral Home, 314 S. Michigan St. Lakeville. Burial will follow in Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 in the funeral home.
Contributions in memory of Joann Vest may be offered to The Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46635 or the American Diabetes Association, 6415 Castleway Drive W. Suite 114, Indianapolis, IN 46250. Online condolences may be sent to

Hugh M. Vales
Sept. 28, 2011
HAMLET — Hugh M. Vales, 64, of Hamlet, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at his home.
He is survived by his two sons, Benjamin (Jennifer) Vales of Mill Creek, James (Rebecca Petrone) Vales of Hamlet; daughter, Stacey (Daniel) Vales Clemons of LaPorte; one grandson; two brothers, James (Lucille) Vales of Chicago, Ill., and Kevin Judge Vales of Minneapolis, Minn.
Arrangements are being handled by Haverstock Funeral Home, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, where visitation will be Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT and 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 from 11 a.m., until time of service. Services will be held at Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc., Tuesday Oct. 4, 2011 at 12 p.m. Cremation will take place.
Online condolences may be made at