Otto L. Basore

Otto L. Basore, 79, of North Manchester, died at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Basore was born in Sacramento, Calif., July 6, 1936. He married Barbara Blocher Dec. 9, 1961, who survives. He was self-employed in landscape maintenance for many years, and attended … Read More

Norman E. Meiser

Mr. Norman E. Meiser, 95, of Rochester, passed away at 6:53 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Hickory Creek of Rochester. Meiser was born southeast of Rochester to Charles and Etta Overmyer Meiser, Aug. 21. Living his entire life in the Rochester community, he shared his childhood with his brother Rolland. Norman … Read More

James M. Perry

James M. Perry, 74, of Columbia City, Ind., passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, in his home. On June 18, 1941, he was born in Tipton, to Chester and Sarah (Snider) Perry. A lifetime resident of Whitley County, James served our country in the U.S. Navy during the … Read More

James Dodson

James R. ‘Jim’ Dodson

James R. “Jim” Dodson, 65 of Plymouth, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Jim was born April 22, 1950, at Plymouth, to Edwin H. and Norma J. (Brown) Dodson. He was a resident of Plymouth except for nine years he spent … Read More

Edna M. Proctor — PENDING

Edna M. Proctor, 90, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at Heritage Park Nursing & Rehabilitation, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are currently pending at DeMoney-Grimes, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. … Read More

Babetta K. ‘Babs’ Young

Babetta K. “Babs: Young, 79, of Columbia City, died at 12:17 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 6, 1936, in Colorado Springs, Colo., a daughter of Anthony and Ruth M. (Whitesell) DeParis. As a young girl, her family … Read More

Jarrod Eugene 'Ravin' Thomas

Jarrod Eugene ‘Ravin’ Thomas

Jarrod Eugene “Ravin” Thomas, 42, Ligonier passed away 7:47 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Goshen Hospital. He lived in Warsaw, until he was 17. Active in baseball and bowling growing up. Jarrod was a former member of the Warsaw Moose Lodge. He moved to Ligonier in 1990. … Read More

Nancy Joan Plummer

Nancy Joan Plummer, 78, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne. She was born on Aug. 21, 1937, in Wilkesbarre, Pa. to Dr. Gwen and Hazel (Welch) Haig. She graduated from Caro High School, Caro, Mich. and Parsons Business School, Kalamazoo, Michigan. … Read More


Joshua Allen Hersha

Joshua Allen Hersha, 31, Larwill, passed away at 2:23 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in his residence. On March 25, 1984, he was born in Warsaw, to John and Lisa (Barrett) Hersha. He was united in marriage to Bethany Hamilton on Feb. 25, 2014, in Warsaw, who was … Read More

Max L. Bigler

Max L. Bigler

Max L. Bigler, 88, Nappanee, died, after a brief illness, at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa, where he had been admitted Friday. He was born July 12, 1927, in Nappanee to Harry and Thelma (Metzler) Bigler. Max had lived his lifetime in … Read More

Lillian Mae (Umbaugh) Hursey

Lillian Mae (Umbaugh) Hursey, 90, of Cromwell, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Countryside Meadows American Senior Communities, Avon, after a lengthy illness of Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on Aug. 9, 1925, in Chicago, Ill. to John and Mary (Smith) Umbaugh. She was a life … Read More

Earl V. 'Butch' Amburgey

Earl V. ‘Butch’ Amburgey

Earl V.”Butch” Amburgey, 60, North Manchester, died at 11:58 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born June 27, 1955, in Hamilton, Ohio, to John C. and Mary R. (Tidwell) Amburgey. He married Linda D. Hanger on July 22, 1995. Earl was a … Read More

Bernice Fay Holdeman

Bernice Fay Holdeman

Bernice Fay Holdeman, 96, Goshen, died 10:27 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen. She was born March 24, 1919, in Elkhart County to George B. and Clara (Loucks) Moyer. Surviving are sons: Lee Holdeman, Nappanee; Robert Holdeman, Goshen; daughter: Sharon Baker, Irons, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; … Read More

William A. Horwath

William A. Horwath

William A. Horwath, 82, of Culver and formerly of Highland, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center – Plymouth Campus. William was born in Hammond, on Feb. 21, 1933, the son of William … Read More

Landon C. Smith

Landon C. Smith

Landon C. Smith, 27, Wabash, passed away at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at his home. He was born in Wabash, to Douglas E. and Teresa K. (Crace) Smith on Oct. 8, 1988. Landon attended Wabash High School and received his G.E.D.. He was the District Manager … Read More