Mary Alice Jones — UPDATED

Mary Alice Jones, formerly of Rochester, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 in Michigan. On Feb. 2, 1920, Mary was born in Kosciusko County to George and Esther Dunfee Long. Mary and Gerald “Jerry” Jones were married on Sept. 16, 1954, in Ligonier. They shared 58 years … Read More

Edwin W. Reeves I

Edwin W. Reeves I, 66, Leesburg, passed away at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at his residence. On Dec. 2, 1950, Edwin Warren Reeves was born in Anniston, Ala. He was the treasured son of Columbus and Bertha Lecroy Reeves. As the second youngest, growing up he shared … Read More

Marjorie E. St. John

Marjorie E. St. John, 87, Rochester passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at Lakeland General Hospital, Lakeland, Fla. In Peru, Aug. 24, 1929, Marjorie E. Becker was born.  She was the treasured daughter of Albert and Winifred Brach Becker. Growing up she shared her childhood with a brother … Read More

Garry A. Shidler

Garry A. Shidler, 66, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at home following a valiant battle with cancer. Born Jan. 28, 1951, in Pulaski County, Garry Arthur Shidler was a treasured son of Thomas and May Linback Shidler.  Growing up as one of … Read More

Jeffrey Neal Patton

Jeffrey Neal Patton, 61, Argos, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away, on Feb. 7, 2017 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center of Plymouth. On July 28, 1955, in Rochester, Jeff was born to Mart C. and  Janet Nesmith Patton. Jeff  lived in the Argos Community his … Read More

Carol Sue Lahman — UPDATED

Carol Sue Lahman, 77, Rochester, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at IU Health Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis. On Feb. 15, 1939, Carol was born at home in Leiters Ford to C.E. Mike and Bernice Kline Hartz. As one of three children she shared her childhood with two … Read More

Carol Sue Lahman — PENDING

Carol Sue Lahman, 77, Rochester, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at IU Health Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis. On Feb. 15, 1939, Carol was born at home in Leiters Ford to C.E.  Mike and Bernice Kline Hartz. As one of three children she shared her childhood with two … Read More

Frank Joseph Vojtasek Sr.

Frank Joseph Vojtasek Sr., 90, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Frank was born on May 12, 1926, in Glenn Flora, Wisc. He was the son of Joseph and Katherine (Novak) Vojtasek, and during his childhood, the family moved to Ladysmith, Wisc. On Sept. 9, 1948, Frank married … Read More

Jacquelynn Belman Wiersema 

Jacquelynn Wiersema, 61, Rochester, formerly of Silvis, Ill. passed away Jan. 16, 2017 at Woodlawn Hospital Rochester. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Silvis. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday with a rosary at 4 … Read More

Cathy Lowe

Cathy Lowe, 69, Rochester, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at Hickory Creek, Rochester. Cathy was born Dec. 16, 1947 to Robert “Bob-Spud”  Tharp, and Deloris ” Dee-Mammaw” Tharp. A lifetime resident of Fulton County, she was a true cowgirl in her day and a proud farmer’s daughter. Cathy was passionate about the family’s … Read More