Vicki Sue Dills

Vicki Sue Dills, 57, Akron, Indiana, died at 7:18 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Oct. 14, 2016. She was born in Richmond, Aug. 24, 1959 to Larry and Edith (Meyers) Kulhman. She lived in Akron for the past 13 years moving here from Franklin, N.C. She graduated … Read More

Donald Dale Coplen — UPDATED

Donald Dale Coplen, 83, North Manchester, died at 9:34 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at the Parkview Wabash Hospital in Wabash. He was born Oct. 16, 1932 in Miami County to Lee Von and Cora L. (Zimmerman) Coplen. He grew up on a dairy farm and tried his … Read More

Jack R. Shoemaker

Jack R. Shoemaker, 74, died at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at his daughter’s residence in Rochester. He was born on Nov. 21, 1941, and named Jackie Ray Shoemaker in Indianapolis. His parents were Russell and Nancy (Bowen) Shoemaker. He graduated from Akron High School in 1963 … Read More

Rodney C. Lewis

Rodney C. Lewis, 46, Rochester, died at 7:05 p.m. March 28, 2016, at Indiana University Health Hospital, Indianapolis. He had been ailing in health for some time. He was born on March 9, 1970, in West Lafayette, to Fern T. and Bonnie Jean (Brohart) Lewis. Rodney has lived … Read More

Hazel Brown

Hazel Brown, 85, Rochester, died at 1:55 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester. She was born on July 21, 1930, in Prestonsburg, Ky. to Sam and Verlie (Nolen) Wireman.  After living in Kentucky Hazel moved to Ohio, then to Warsaw where she lived for 16 … Read More

Terry Lynn Craig-Hyde

Terry Lynn Craig-Hyde, age 49, Warsaw, died at 10:38 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born on Dec. 31, 1965, in Dover, Ohio, to Herbert M. and Emma J (Perkins) Blankenship. She attended Carrolton High School, Ohio where she lived for the … Read More

Charles William Whittenberger

Charles William Whittenberger, 73, Akron, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Dec. 6, 1941, in Logansport, to Charles D. and Vena Bernice (Snyder) Whittenbeger. He graduated from Akron High School in 1959, and graduated from Indiana University … Read More

Destiny Faith Smith

Destiny Faith Smith, 9, Rochester, died at 9:20 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis. She was born on April 26, 2006, to Tracey Smith and Rick Stough in South Bend, Indiana. She had been a member of Deb’s Dance Studio in Rochester, Taekwondo … Read More

Donald Alfred Drone

Donald Alfred Drone, age 81, Akron, formally of Springfield, Ill. died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. His passing was due to conditions brought on by the autoimmune disease, Inclusion Body Myositis. He was born to Alfred and Hazel (Vogel) … Read More

Shannon Buck

Shannon Buck, age 78, Akron, died on July 25, 2015, at his residence of pancreatic cancer. He was born on Feb. 18, 1937, to Walter H. and Mary Velom (Prater) Buck in Grayson, Ky. He graduated from Prichard High School in Grayson, Ky. in 1955. Shannon earned a … Read More

Vincent Mark Jeffrey Jr.

Vincent Mark Jeffrey, Jr., Akron, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015. He was born on Sept. 9, 1970 to Vincent M. and Starlene (Lolmaugh) Jeffrey in South Bend. He graduated from Bremen High School in 1989. He married Misty Jo Smith on Oct. 7, 2006 and … Read More