Death notices 5-6-11

Freida Louise Bowers
May 5, 2011
NAPPANEE — Freida Louise Bowers, 103, of Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa, formerly of Nappanee, died at 5:09 a.m., Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Miller’s Merry Manor. 
She is survived by her son, David (Joanne) Bowers, Nappanee; grandchildren, Robin Bonnell, Tuscon, Ariz., Scott (Sherrie) Bowers, Lebanon, Ohio; four great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Miller, and a brother-in-law, Paul Hochstetler. 
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at Union Center Cemetery. Rev. Tom Schiefer will officiate. A memorial service will be held June 4, at 1 p.m. at the First Brethren Church in Nappanee. There will be a gathering for friends for one hour prior to the service.
Memorial  contributions may be made to the First Brethren  Church Women’s Missionary Society or Sewing  Ministry.
Arrangements with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral  Home, Nappanee.

James I. Mathias
May 4, 2011
FLORIDA — James Ivan Mathias, 65, formerly of Rochester, died in Florida.
He is survived by two aunts: Agatha Marsh of Rochester and Thelma Frettinger of Rochester; three uncles: Charles Moon of Mishawaka, William Moon & wife Marilyn of Rochester and Donald Moon and wife Emma of Bradenton, Fla. 
Visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m Wednesday, May 11 at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, in the funeral home, with Pastor Thad Stewart officiating. 
Burial will be at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery Rochester.
Memorials may be made to the Crossroads Baptist Church,Gilead.
Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at

Esther Hochstetler Schmucker
May 5, 2011
NAPPANEE — Esther Hochstetler Schmucker, 90, of LuAnn Nursing Home, Nappanee, died at 1:21 a.m., Thursday, at the nursing home. 
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ellen (Glenn) Mullet, Nappanee; sons, Mervin Jay Hochstetler,
Sarasota, Fla., Delbert Lee “Bert” (Elli) Hochstetler, Nappanee; stepdaughters, Marie (Daniel) Fisher, Middlefield, Ohio, Kathryn (Harvey) Miller, Cub Run, Ky.; stepsons, Samuel (Ada) Schmucker, Delbert (Fannie) Schmucker, both of Mio, Mich., John Henry (Minnie) Schmucker, Penn.; 16 grandchildren; 59 step-grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and more than 100 step-great grandchildren. Son-in-law, Oscar (Laura) Schmucker Jr., Nappanee also survives.
Visitation is after 2 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday at Matthew Schmucker’s residence (5292 E. Co. Line Rd., Bremen).  Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m., Sunday at the Everett Hochstetler residence (13996 N  1050W).
The Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate and burial will be in Weldy Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

Betty L. Weller
May 4, 2011
ROCHESTER — Betty L. Weller, 83, of Park St. Rochester, died at 2:06 a.m., Wednesday, May 4, at Hickory Creek, Rochester.
She is survived by two daughters, Tonia Weller, and husband Michael Kinney, of Rochester; and Kathy L. Furnivall, and husband Rick, of Rochester; two grandsons:James Furnivall of Elkhart and Jeffrey Furnivall, and wife Ashley, of Rochester; great-grandsons: Braydn Jeffrey Furnivall, Camdyn Furnivall and Daryl Furnivall; and one sister, Mary Wentzel, of  Rochester; and one brother, Harold Wentzel, and wife Nancy, of Plymouth.
Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, in the funeral home, with Rev. Maurice Grindle officiating.
Burial will be at the Bruce Lake Cemetery.
Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at