Elkhart County

Terry M. Bender

Terry M. Bender, 77, New Paris, died Aug. 7, 2017 at Goshen Hospital. He was born Dec. 11, 1939 in Goshen to Carl and Mary Carol (Miller) Bender. On May 11, 1958 he married Delores Heckaman in Nappanee. She survives along with daughter, Tamra (Rick) Rink, New Paris; … Read More

Kathryn J. ‘Kay’ Bellinger

Kathryn J. “Kay” Bellinger was born Feb. 19, 1924 in French Equatorial Africa to missionaries Dr. Orville and Charlotte (Hillegas) Jobson.  She was raised by her Uncle Ralph and Aunt Ruth (Kimmel) Smoker of New Paris from 18 months of age when her parents returned to Africa.  She … Read More

Nelson Hoover

Nelson Hoover, 86, of New Paris, passed away on Aug. 4, 2017 at Courtyard Healthcare in Goshen.  He was born on March 17, 1931 in Syracuse to Martin & Edith (Wogoman) Hoover.  He was employed by Reith Riley, and Smoker Craft.  He was a lifelong area resident.   … Read More

Kathy Kreider Miller

Kathy Kreider Miller passed away Thursday July 27, 2017 at the age of 68 in an accident at her home. She was born March 16, 1949 to Robert and Miriam (Stahly) Cripe of Nappanee. She was proceeded in death by her father Robert. She graduated from Nappanee High School … Read More

Ruth Imogenee Zent

Ruth Imogenee  Zent, 89, Nappanee, died at 6:45 a.m., Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa, after a short illness.  She was born May 11, 1928 in Walkerton to Homer O. and Ethel (Hildebrand) Thornburg. Ruth grew up in Plymouth. She was a 1947 graduate … Read More

John Phillip Hudkins II

John Phillip “JP” Hudkins II 25, Nappanee and formerly of Rochester passed away at 9:22 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017. On Feb. 24, 2017, John was born in Logansport to John and Shannon Smith Hudkins. John is lovingly remembered by his parents: John and Shannon Hudkins; sister: Bailey … Read More

Frances L. Haines

Frances L. Haines, 94, Goshen, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care. She was born March 21, 1923 in Goshen to Rudolph and Iva (Haney) Tulley. On Feb. 23, 1947 she married Paul E. “Bud” Haines in New Paris.  He died May 26, 2014. Survivors … Read More

Velma E. Frey

Velma E. Frey, 76, Milford, passed away at 1:34 a.m., Monday, July 17, 2017, at her residence.  She had fought cancer for five years.  She was born Nov. 11, 1940 to Joseph and Ruby (Hochstetler) Stutzman.  On Feb. 14, 1965 she married John Henry Frey.  She was a … Read More

Dorothy Carpenter

Dorothy Carpenter, 85, Millersburg, died 4:20 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017 at her home. She was born Jan. 29, 1932 in New Paris to Walter & Gladys (Blue) Hoshaw. She married Roy L. Carpenter on Nov. 8, 1958 and he died July 29, 2009. Surviving are twin sons: … Read More

Roberta J. McDonald

Roberta J. McDonald, 79, New Paris, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Center For Hospice Care in Elkhart at 2:24 p.m. She was born on April 13, 1938 the daughter Cornelius and Lois (Christophel) Reuter in Mishawaka. On Nov. 19, 1960 she married Carl McDonald; he … Read More

Monroe ‘Jay’ Hochstetler

Monroe “Jay” Hochstetler, 72, Nappanee, died unexpectedly of natural causes, Friday evening, July 7, 2017 at his home.  He was born June 6, 1945 in Elkhart to the late Andrew M. and Sovilla (Schmucker) Hochstetler. On Sept. 19, 1968, he married Erma Stoltzfus.  She preceded in death October … Read More

Willard G. Pletcher

Willard G. Pletcher, 93, of Argos, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 in his residence. Willard was born on March 8, 1924 in Nappanee, Ind., to the late Nathan and Cleo (Beam) Pletcher. He graduated from Argos High School in 1942. He then went on to serve our … Read More

Lora A. Miller

Lora A. Miller, 55, of Millersburg, Ind. passed away at 4:08 p.m. on July 6, 2017 at her home. She was born on January 18, 1962 in Kendallville, Ind. to Roy Lewis & Marjorie Alice (Miller) Faulkner. She graduated from Fairfield High School and was a Noble / … Read More

Terry R. George

Terry R. George, 52, Nappanee, passed away at 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Elkhart Hospice House, where he was admitted earlier Wednesday evening.  He was ill for over 20 years from crippling Rheumatoid Arthritis. He was born Sept. 2, 1964 in Elkhart, to Dennis and Patricia (Deisch) … Read More

Wilma Mae Holmes

Wilma Mae Holmes, 93, Nappanee and formerly of Wakarusa, passed away at 6:56 a.m., Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Elkhart General Hospital, where she had been admitted since Wednesday.  Wilma was born Aug. 9, 1923 in Nappanee to Harry and Velvia (Babb) Nettrour. She was a 1942 graduate of … Read More

John Richard Pfeiffer

John Richard Pfeiffer, 83, passed away at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in the Nappanee home which he’d built by hand. John was born Jan. 6, 1934 in Nappanee to William C. and Nellie (Faulkner) Pfeiffer. Lucky enough to find love twice in his life, John was married to … Read More