Death notices 12-26-12

Connie Jean Mikesell
Dec. 22, 2012 
ROCHESTER — Connie Jean Mikesell, 68, of Rochester died Dec. 22, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice House of Fort Wayne.
She is survived by her husband, Larry; a daughter, Melissa Owsley of Selma; a son, Darrin (Kyong) Mikesell of Ft. Wayne; five grandchildren; two sisters, Marilyn (Joe) Varnadore of North Beach, Md., Shirley Farrell Estep of Charleston, W.V.; and two brothers, Everett Henderson of Akron, Jerry (Beverly) Henderson of Denver, N.C.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 at the Good Family Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and an hour prior to her services Thursday. Burial will be at Rochester’s IOOF Cemetery. Condolences may be made at

David Cooke Jr.
Dec. 22, 2012
GROVERTOWN — David Cooke Jr., 25, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at IU Health Starke Hospital, Knox.
Survivors include: his wife, Ashley; two sons, Logan and Nathan at home; his father and stepmother, David and Janet Cooke of Walkerton; his mother and stepfather, April and Deno Valone of Rensselaer; one sister, Kristen (Christopher) Louck of Rensselaer; stepbrothers, Adam Risner, Michael Mc Bride and Deno Valone; stepsister, Nikki Valone and grandparents, John and Betty Cooke of Grovertown. Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at 1 p.m. CST in Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel where visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Wheatfield Cemetery, Wheatfield. Memorial contributions may be given to the family. To leave online condolences, go to