Death notices 12-26-11

Betty Lou Noel
Dec. 22, 2011
ROCHESTER — Betty Lou Noel, 72, of Rochester, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She is survived by her husband, Art; a son Artie (Barbara) Noel of Rochester; daughters Carla (Larry) VanLue of Charleston, S.C., Mary Noel of Manchester, Tenn., Laurie Noel of Manchester, Tenn., Barbara (Bob) BeMiller of Goshen, and Debbie Adams of Rochester; six siblings, Barbara (Don) Linderman of Texas, Alvin (Barbara) Garner of Plymouth, George Garner of Arizona, Chuck Garner of Washington, Dot (Jim) Stover of Washington, and Don Garner of Arizona; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
The Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at

Owen A. Miller
Dec. 23, 2011
NAPPANEE — Owen A. Miller, 97, of 616 2nd B Road, Nappanee, died at 2:50 p.m., Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at his residence.
He is survived by a daughter, Emma (Simon) Borkholder, Nappanee; sons, Daniel (Lena Borkholder) Miller, Nappanee, and Ervin (Orpha Bontrager) Miller, Colchester, Ill., 25 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, Leanna Miller, LaGrange, and a sister, Mary Hochstedler, Kokomo.
Visitation was after 3 p.m. Saturday and all day Sunday at the family home. Funeral services were at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 26 at Chris Slabaugh Jr’s Residence, 2nd B Road, Nappanee.
Burial is in Weldy Cemetery. Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

Merl D. Chupp
Dec. 24, 2011
WAKARUSA — Merl D. Chupp, 82, of Wakarusa, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011 at 3:50 p.m. at his home after an extended illness.
He is survived by his wife, Carylin Y. Shaum; two sons, Craig (Linda) Chupp and Lyndell (Amy) Chupp, both of Goshen; a daughter, Nan (Philip) Miller of Goshen; five grandchildren; a sister, Shirley (Bob) Glenn of Wakarusa; and a sister-in-law, Joan A. Chupp of Nappanee. 
Visitation is Monday, Dec. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home in Nappanee, and also one hour prior to services, at Nappanee Missionary Church Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 10:30 a.m. 
Burial will be in Union Center Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be given to Goshen Care at Home Hospice or Nappanee Missionary Church. 
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Dorothy Newberg Reaker
Dec. 23, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Dorothy Newberg Reaker, 96, died Dec. 23, 2011 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Arrangements are pending at VanGilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.