Death notices 9-23-13

Mildred Bays
Sept. 21, 2013
WALKERTON — Mildred Bays, 93, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in IU Health LaPorte Hospital.
She is survived by two daughters, Carleen Mann and Darlene Ritchie, both of Walkerton; one son, Darrell Bays of Centerville; five sisters, Mazie Heister, Eva Rice, Ruth Howard, Ruby Minix and Madge Whickcar, all of Walkerton; three brothers, Warren and Clifford Allen, both of Plymouth, and William Allen of Florida; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. EDT at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel. Burial will be at Grovertown Cemetery.
Visitation is Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. EDT at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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Mary Ann Watkins
Sept. 21, 2013
ETNA GREEN — Mary Ann Watkins, 87, formerly of Etna Green, died at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Surviving are daughters, Linda McConnell, Claypool, Wanda (Paul “Butch”) Troke, Akron; sons, Mark (Sharol) Watkins, White Pigeon, Mich., Seth (Tammy) Watkins, Bourbon; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Pat Watkins, Etna Green.
Visitation is Wednesday from 1-3 p.m., prior to the 3 p.m. service at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Burial will be in Hepton Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Beaver Dam United Methodist Women Card fund.

Robert Brown
Sept. 21, 2013
ROCHESTER — Robert P. “Bob” Brown died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Hickory Creek of Rochester.
He is survived by a son, Gerald “Jerry” (Cheryl) Brown, Rochester; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren; brother, Fred Brown, Rochester, sister, Maxine (Jack) Sifford, Largo, Fla.; and brothers-in-laws, Cletis (Beverly) Wagoner, Leiter’s Ford, Cleon Wagoner, Plymouth. 
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Visitation is from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Burial will follow at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church.
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Jill Nichole Beasley-Patrick
Sept. 21, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Jill Nichole Beasley-Patrick, 25, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.