Kosciusko County Obituaries

Jeffrey L. James

Jeffrey L. “Jeffro” James, age 63, Cromwell, passed away unexpectedly in Ligonier, Monday April 24, 2017. He was born Feb. 28, 1954 in Norton, Va. to Joe and Roalice (Wheatley) James. Mr. James served his country honorably in the United States Navy in the early 1970’s and retired … Read More

Beckett R. Van Lue

Beckett Ryan “Bumble B” Van Lue, 7 month old son of Jody and Kristen Van Lue, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Community Health Center of Branch County. The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater with … Read More

Cleora Mae Cauffman

  Cleora Mae Cauffman, 92, passed away Sunday morning April 23, 2017, peacefully in Kosciusko Community Hospital after a brief Illness. Cleora was born the second of five children to Clarence Burr Ellenwood and Maggie (Miller) Ellenwood on June 2, 1924 in Wellsville, Kan. As a young girl … Read More

Joseph James Verteramo

Joseph James “Joe” Verteramo passed away at 6 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was 87. Joe was born Oct. 11, 1929 in Springfield, Mass. to James Joseph and Agnes (Brocka) Verteramo.  He earned a BS from Texas A&M College.  On Feb. … Read More

Danise Ann Osborne

Danise Ann Osborne, 62, Ligonier, passed away unexpectedly at 7:49 a.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Cromwell. She was born on Nov. 9, 1954 in Lexington, Ky. to Estle and Edna (Henson) Orsborne. You could catch Danise zooming around in her Red Ford Mustang heading to grab a … Read More

Jeanette L. Marsh — PENDING

Jeanette L. Marsh, 88, Warsaw, passed away at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Milford. Arrangements are pending at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, go to mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com … Read More

Ruth Noyer Castellano

Ruth Noyer Castellano, 85, Bremen, died at 12:58 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Goshen Hospital.  She was a resident of Lakeland Healthcare in Milford for three years. She was born Feb. 4, 1932 in Davenport, Iowa to John William and Edna Mae (Fisher) Hultquist. Ruth first marriage was to … Read More

Jackie Ann Gilfillian — UPDATED

Jackie Ann Gilfillian (nee Hartman), a childhood resident of Warsaw, and final resident of Minneapolis, Minn., died Feb. 21, 2017 in Minneapolis at the age of 62 from brain cancer. Born July 21,1954 to Dorothy Shenefield (nee Copeland) and Ellis Hartman, Jackie was united in marriage to George Gilfillian … Read More

Wendy Wildman Long

Wendy Wildman Long, Warsaw, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne, at the age of 62. She was born on September 2, 1954, in Bremen, to Lorabel (Feverda) and Harold Rex Wildman. On June 16, 1979, in Winona Lake, she was married to … Read More

UPDATED — Esther J. Orcutt

Esther J. Orcutt, 91, passed away April 20, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. Born to Robert Henry and Sylvia (Fawley) Secor on Feb. 10, 1926, in Palestine, Esther was a 1944 graduate of Mentone High School. On May 23, 1946, she became the wife of Robert Grindle until … Read More

PENDING — Jackie Ann Gilfillian

Jackie Ann Gilfillian (nee Hartman), a childhood resident of Warsaw,  and final resident of Minneapolis, Minn., died Tuesday, April 21, in Minneapolis at the age of 62 from brain cancer Arrangements are currently pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. … Read More

PENDING — Cleora Cauffman

Cleora Cauffman, 92, Warsaw, passed away Sunday, April 23, at 5:50 a.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Arrangements are currently pending with McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.   … Read More

Billy Ray Hyden

Billy Ray Hyden, age 83, Warsaw, passed away Friday, April 21, at 3:04 p.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. He was born November 2, 1933 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to Harry and Lucy (Hall) Hyden. On July 5,1956 he was united in marriage in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to Lona Brown. … Read More

Mary M. Avery

Mary M. Avery, 67, Kings Mountain, N.C., passed away on April 20, 2017, at her home. She was born June 20, 1949, in Rochester, daughter of the late Jesse Merrill and Edith Croussore Merrill. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, at El Bethel … Read More

Esther J. Orcutt — PENDING

Esther J. Orcutt, 91, Warsaw, died at 11 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Philip K. Smith

Philip K. Smith, 32, Syracuse, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Phil was born on Oct. 19, 1984 in Lafayette, to James Andrew “Andy” Smith, who passed on Aug. 12, 2012, and his mother Michelle Marie (Martin) Madden. He married Megan A. … Read More