Death notices 8-28-12

Josephine Skala
Aug. 24, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Josephine Skala, 97, of Plymouth, died at 3:28 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at her home. 
She is survived by her daughter, Joann Stratton of Plymouth; her son, George Skala, Jr. of Lincoln, Ala.; five grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister.
There will be a private memorial service will be held at a later date. 
Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Friends are invited to sign the guest book at

Kenton “Barney” Stouder
Aug. 26, 2012
NAPPANEE — Kenton “Barney” Stouder, 89, of Nappanee, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at Elkhart General Hospital at 2:20 p.m.
He is survived by his wife, June; daughters, Brenda (Denny) Heckaman of Goshen, LeaAnn Brown of Nappanee; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lamar Stouder of Nappanee.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and one hour prior to the funeral service which will take place Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Nappanee United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Union Center Cemetery with Military Graveside Services. Memorial contributions may be given to the Nappanee American Legion or to Nappanee United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be shared at

Max L. Nifong
Aug. 26, 2012 
WARSAW — Max L. Nifong, 77, of Warsaw died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 in Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester.
Arrangements are pending at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home Bourbon.