Marquitta M. McLochlin

Marquitta M. McLochlin, 85, Rochester, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at Life Care Center of Rochester. Marquitta was the adopted daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Darr. She moved to Linton when she married Roy Foster. He was killed in an auto accident leaving her … Read More

Shirley I. Woosley

Shirley I. Woosley, 83, passed away peacefully at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Pilgrim Manor in Plymouth where she has made her home for the past four years. She was born Feb. 7, 1934, in Palatine, Ill., the daughter of Edward R. and Rose (Spoerl) Petersen. … Read More

Landis Ray Weaver

Landis Ray Weaver, 54, Goshen, died at 2:18 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, from a battle with a glioblastoma brain tumor, at his home. He was born June 4, 1963, in Elkhart to Ivan G. and Ina M. (Martin) Weaver. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Ina and … Read More

Melissa A. “Missy” Platz

Melissa A. “Missy” Platz, 60, passed away at 2:02 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, from an allergic reaction after a bee sting. Missy was born on July 14, 1957, in Indianapolis, to the late James O. and Imogene “Jean” (Williams) Clay. She has … Read More

Loretta L. Thomas

Loretta L. Thomas, Warsaw, passed away surrounded by family at 10:05 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center of Warsaw at the age of 79. She was born on June 21, 1938, in Tidioute, Pa., to Leona (Toner) and Philip Hunt. On Jan. 5, … Read More

Karen Lee Jefferson

Karen Lee Jefferson, 71, and a longtime resident of Warsaw, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Kingston Care Center, Fort Wayne. Born on Oct. 15, 1945, in Independence, Mo., Karen was the daughter of Walter Thomas Winkler, Sr. and Vivian Rutherford. Karen was married … Read More

Karl L. Gorsuch

Karl L. Gorsuch, 88, Kimmell, passed away peacefully at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse. He was born on Sept. 8, 1929, the son of Dale and Almeda (Reeve) Gorsuch in Kimmell, at home. On Sept. 15, 1948, he married Mary Jane … Read More

Sisterly Connection Helps Embolden Kohler In Future Goals

WARSAW — Preparing for her senior year at Lakeland Christian Academy, 17-year-old Kyla Kohler decided she wanted to do something different. As she stated, she wanted to do something to help “come out of my shell because I’m a little shy.”

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Martha Jane Shively

Martha Jane Shively, 75, formerly of Tuxedo Drive in Plymouth, passed away on Saturday evening, Sept. 16, 2017, at her residence in Muncie. Martha was born on March 26, 1942, in Rochester, to Von and Betty (McWhinney) Anderson. She attended Warsaw schools and graduated in 1960. She then … Read More

Torchia A. Fry

Torchia A. Fry, 76, Churubusco, passed away on Sept. 26, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born on Aug. 6, 1941, in Kokomo, she was a daughter of Wayne and Naomi (Phillips) Byrd. She spent her formative years in Churubusco and attended Churubusco High School. She retired from … Read More

Hilda M. Hendrickson

Hilda M. Hendrickson, 95, formerly of Columbia City, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, Sept. 24, 2017, surrounded by loved ones, at the home of her daughter, Vicki, where she resided since March 2009. She was born Jan. 20, 1922, in Eel River Township, Allen County, a daughter of … Read More

David B. Lortie

David B. Lortie, 74, of Cleveland Township, Whitley County, died at 5:07 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, where he was admitted on Wednesday. He was born July 25, 1943, in Allen County, a son of John B. and Celeste C. … Read More

Della E. Lesley

Della E. Lesley, 99, formerly of South Whitley, died at 12:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where she had been a resident several years. She was born Sept. 30, 1917, in West Prestonsburg, Ky., a daughter of Ben and Jane (Hackworth) England. … Read More

Alger Jackson

Alger Jackson, 93, Warsaw, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in his residence. He was born Jan. 1, 1924, in Sublett, Ky., to Benjamin and Emily (Marshall) Jackson. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945 serving with Company A 359th Engineer … Read More