Kathleen ‘Ruby’ Bringman

Kathleen “Ruby” Bringman, 58, of Nappanee, Ind., died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Indiana University Medical Center, where she had been admitted July 1.

She was born March 6, 1955, in Miami, Fla., to John and Bettie (Wood) Kendrick. On Oct. 16, 1993, Kathleen married Peter Bringman in Nappanee.

Kathleen had worked at LuAnn Nursing Home and loved Nascar and drag racing. She also enjoyed going to car shows and was especially fond of Fords.

She is survived by her husband: Peter; a son: Fletcher Garner, Cary, N.C.; a daughter: Janeca Adkins, Nappanee; grandchildren: Donovan Adkins, Grace Adkins, Destiny McKinney; her mother: Bettie Kendrick, Sebring, Fla.; and brothers: Larry Kauffman, Nappanee; James Kendrick, Nappanee.

Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and for 1 hour prior to the funeral service, which will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at the funeral home. Rev. Terry Tyler will officiate and burial will be in Union Center Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Wounded Warriors.


Marjorie J. Mishler

1024522_profile_picMarjorie J. Mishler, 83, of Nappanee, Ind., passed away at 6:40 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2013, at her daughter’s residence.

She was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Nappanee, to Charles and Leota Weaver Mishler. She attended Brown Elementary School, was a graduate of New Paris High School and attended Goshen College. On May 13, 1951, she married Phil G. Mishler. He preceded her in death. Marjorie lived her lifetime in the area.

She was a homemaker, mom and a bookstore proprietor in Nappanee. She was a member of Union Center Church of the Brethren and a former member of Nappanee Noon Kiwanis. Marjorie was a volunteer for many years at Goshen Hospital and had been a 10 year 4-H member.

She is survived by her daughter: Cathy (Chris) Gillam, Nappanee; sons: Rick (Debra) Mishler, Phoenix, Ariz; John (Jack Perhan) Mishler, Niles, Mich.; nine grandchildren: Laura (Brooks) Blosser; Kelsey (Blake) Taylor; Brittney (Zac Lechlitner) Gillam; Chandler Gillam; Dan Mishler; Emily Mishler; Susannah Mishler; Elizabeth Mishler; Benjamin Mishler; two great-grandchildren: Ava Blosser; Wilson Taylor; and a sister: Betty (Allen Norris) Plunkett, Elkhart, Ind.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 2, at Union Center Church of the Brethren. Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Nappanee Public Library.

Joseph T. ‘Joe’ Linville

Joseph T. “Joe” Linville, 73, of Nappanee, Ind., died at 8:18 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, from natural causes.

He was born July 27, 1939, in Earl, Ark., to Garrett and Lizzie Linville. He moved to the Nappanee area as child from Arkansas. He worked as a carpenter and enjoyed fishing, hunting and listening to country gospel music.

Joe married Laverne Duncan on Oct. 15, 1957, in Nappanee.

He is survived by his wife: Laverne Linville, Nappanee; sons: Ron (Nancy) Linville and Dennis (Teresa) Linville, both of Nappanee; a daughter: Cindy (Joel) Sawyer, Syracuse, Ind.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers: Jack (Nancy) Linville, Florida; and Ray (Laney) Linville, Goshen, Ind.; and sisters: Faye Tyier and Anna Mae Ashby, both of Goshen, Ind.

He was preceded in death by brothers: C.L. and Bill Linville; and a sister: Janie Blackburn.

Friends may visit the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. The service will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Union Center Cemetery.


Mildred Elizabeth Huff

1016985_profile_picMildred Elizabeth Huff, 90, of Miller’s Merry Manor, formerly of Nappanee, Ind., passed away at 10:04 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa, Ind.

She was born Aug. 28, 1922, in Warsaw, Ind., to Emory and Helen (Herrin) Klopenstein. On June 16, 1946, she married Russell L. Huff. Mrs. Huff was a lifetime area resident. She had retired from CTS in Elkhart, Ind. She enjoyed people and had a friendly face. She was always smiling and called her loved ones and friends honey baby.

She is survived by her husband; sons: Russell John ( Jill ) Huff, Wilber, Wash.; Brian (Anna) Huff, Nappanee; six grandchildren: John (Kym) Huff, Tammi Clampffer, Jennifer Dieatric, Cobi (Dwayne) Ray, Toni (Brent) Warren, Mandi (Joe) English; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and a sister: Jeanette (James) Marsh, Warsaw.

She was preceded in death by a grandson: Jason Emory Huff; and a sister: Alice Virginia Klopenstein.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. 8 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 22. Pastor Norm Reimer from Nappanee Missionary Church will officiate and burial will be in Leesburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Nappanee United Methodist Church.


Charles E. Weise

974304_profile_picCharles E. Weise, 57, of Nappanee, Ind., died unexpectedly of natural causes at his residence, April 18, 2013.

He was born March 23, 1956, to Devon and Betty (Holdeman) Weise. He lived his lifetime in the area. He was a graduate of NorthWood High School and had worked in a trailer factory.

Charles enjoyed hunting and fishing and woodworking. He did RC racing.

Surviving are his daughter: Stephanie (Jeff) Richardson, New Paris, Ind.; a granddaughter: Chloee Little, New Paris; and brothers: Michael Weise, Nappanee; and Wayne (Sue) Weise, Noblesville, Ind.

He was preceded in death by an infant sibling and his parents.

Charles was cremated and there will be a celebration of life for family and friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Charles E. Weise Memorial Fund.

Doris Ann Heckaman

Doris Ann Heckaman, 71, of Nappanee, Ind., passed away at 1:15 p.m. Monday, June 3, 201, at her residence from natural causes.

She was born Dec. 12, 1941, in Kosciusko County, Ind., to Howard M. and E. Berniece (Fisher) Berger. She was a lifetime area resident and a 1959 graduate of Nappanee High School. Doris worked as a nurse for many years at Anglemyer Clinic in Nappanee, and was the first paramedic to serve on Nappanee EMS, serving from 1976 to 1986.

She enjoyed collecting angels and had a large collection. She was a member of the Nappanee United Methodist Church and a former member of the Hastings Island Chapel Church.

She married Kenneth L. Heckaman on May 25, 1962, in Nappanee. He preceded in death on Aug. 2, 2009.

She is survived by her daughters: Sharie Heckaman and Lisa (Brian) Lewis, both of Nappanee; a son: Brian Heckaman, Nappanee; sisters: Lynn Whittenberger, Kokomo, Ind.; Janice (James) Fackler, Syracuse, Ind.; and Margaret Bell, Matteson, Ill.; brothers: William Berger, New Paris, Ind.; and Steven (Connie) Berger, Wallingford, Vt.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service at 3 p.m. Friday, June 7, at South Union Cemetery. Revs. Jim Davidson and Jeff Fackler, a nephew of Doris, will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Nappanee United Methodist Church.

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee is handling the arrangements.