Death notices 8-18-11

Brian Kersey
Aug. 14, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Brian Kersey, 46, 13332 5C Road, Plymouth, died in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011.
He is survived by his father, Dale Kersey Jr. of Plymouth; sons, Brett Kersey of Plymouth, Jared Fawley of Kewanna; daughter, Kateline Kersey of Logansport; brother, Steve Kersey of Culver; and sister, Amy Cole of Plymouth.
Funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 from 2 to 10 p.m. for friends and family at his home, 13332 5C Road.
The Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, is in charge of arrangements.
Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at

James R. Cook
Aug. 17, 2011
NORTH VERNON — Former Plymouth resident James Ronald Cook, 68, of North Vernon died early Wednesday morning of natural causes.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Oakhill Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Plymouth High School Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund.
A complete obituary will appear in the Friday edition of the paper.

Laura Mae Helmuth
Aug. 16, 2011
NAPPANEE — Laura Mae Helmuth, 80, of 25198 C.R. 54, Nappanee, died at 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 at her residence after a four-month illness and complications from cancer.  She is survived by her husband, Elmer; son, Stephen Joe (Ruth) Helmuth, Milford; daughters, Carol Rose and Kristine Ann Helmuth, both of Nappanee; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sisters, Dorothy Yoder, Centerville, Mich., Tressie Otto, Etna Green, and Mary Mast, Elkhart.
Visitation is all day today at the Merlin Yoder residence (25115 C.R. 54), where funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 19, 2011.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

Darwin G. Hively
Aug. 17, 2011
BLOOMINGTON — Darwin G. Hively, 87, of Garden Villa, Bloomington, formerly of Nappanee, died at 12:45 a.m., Wednesday at Garden Villa.
He is survived by a daughter, Pamela J. (Thomas) Prough, Bloomington; a son, Kirk A. (Linda) Hively, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.; four grandchildren; and a sister, Roberta Gwin, St. Cloud, Fla.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the funeral service, which is at 11 a.m., Saturday at Nappanee United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Union Center Cemetery.
Online condolences may be given at

Louise Nicodemus
Aug. 17, 2011
ROCHESTER — Louise Nicodemus, 97, of Rochester died Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:40 a.m.
Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.