Death notices 5-7-13

Norman Bennett
May 5, 2013
SPENCER — Norman Bennett, 90, of Spencer, formerly of Ora, died Sunday, May 5, 2013.
He is survived by his children, Terry Bennett of Spencer, Leon Bennett of Plymouth, Bradley Bennett of Pittsfield, Ill.; two brothers, Dean Bennett of Plymouth, Maurice Bennett of Lake Placid, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will take place Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 1 p.m. EDT at the Alexander Heinemann Cemetery, Ora.
M.C. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Henry J. ‘Hank’ Whelan
May 3, 2013
NAPPANEE — Henry J. “Hank” Whelan, 92, of Nappanee, died at 10:35 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2013 at his residence after a short illness.
He is survived by a son, Larry (Helen) Whelan, Nappanee; daughters, Judy Myers, Nappanee, Mary Ann (Dennis) Taylor, Wakarusa; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday 3-8 p.m. at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. There was a prayer service at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Funeral services followed at 10:30 a.m., at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be given to Open Door, The Center for Hospice, of Bremen Hospital.

John E. Mast
May 3, 2013
NAPPANEE — John E. Mast, 85, of Nappanee, died at Elkhart General Hospital at 11:15 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2013.
Survivors include: wife, Barbara; children, Barbara Ellen (Dan) Yoder, Ireland, Ruth Ann (John) Yoder, Bluffton, Irma Jean (Paul) Miller, Newcomerstown, Ohio, Susan Kay (Delbert) Schlabach, Ripley, Ohio, Thomas Allen (Linda) Mast, Nappanee, Carolyn (Daniel) Bontrager, Shipshewana, Steven (Marilyn) Burkholder, Nappanee, Gary (Lillian) Burkholder, Rochester, Phyllis Burkholder, Goshen; brother, Joe E. (Ella) Mast, Chouteau, Okla.; sisters, Fannie (Crist) Miller, Mary (Merle) Overholt, Sarasota, Fla.; 39 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2013 and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013 at Maple Lawn Church, 29267 C.R. 52, Nappanee. Funeral was at Maple Lawn Church, on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 10 a.m. Burial is in Maple Lawn Church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to CICS (deaf school), El Salvador, Central America.
Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.