Death Notices 12-13-10: Edward R. Imhoff, Rita Lawson, Michael ‘Mike’ Murphy

Edward R. Imhoff
Dec. 11, 2010
ROCHESTER — Edward R. Imhoff, 9, of Rochester, died at 5:25 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. 
He is survived by his parents, Nathan and Annetta Ramer Imhoff; a brother, Walter; sisters: Noreen, Louise, Eva Mae, Elaine and Juanita; maternal grandparents, Ben and Verna Ramer of Rochester; paternal grandmother, Hettie Imhoff of Goshen; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 and from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 at his home.
Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 at the Tippecanoe Old Order of Mennonite Church in Newcastle Township, northeast Fulton County. 
Burial will follow at the Tippecanoe Old Order of Mennonite Cemetery. 
Good Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral home’s e-mail at

Rita Lawson
Dec. 12, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Rita Lawson, 73, of Culver, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Arrangements are pending with Odom Funeral Home, 104 Lakeshore Drive, Culver.

Michael ‘Mike’ Murphy
Dec. 11, 2010
NAPPANEE — Michael “Mike” Murphy, 55, of Nappanee, died at 3:02 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Elkhart General Hospital, after having an illness.
He is survived by his daughters: Wendy (Ryan) Briscoe of Mishawaka, Alisha Murphy of Bluffton, and Michelle Murphy of Bremen; a son, Benjamin (Stephanie) Murphy of Plymouth; three grandchildren; and a brother, Tim Murphy of Atwood.
Cremation took place, and there will be a gathering of family and friends at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, Saturday, Dec. 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a 2 p.m. service.
Burial will follow at Bremen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous.