Evelyn M. Flickinger

896917_profile_picEvelyn M. (Burkholder) Flickinger, 86, of Wakarusa, Ind., died at 6:30 p.m. at Friday, Feb. 8, at The Cedars Nursing Home in Leo, Ind., where she had been for the past two years.

She was born July 2, 1926, in Nappanee, Ind., to Roy and Uretha (Frederick) Burkholder. She graduated from Nappanee High School, and the House of James Cosmetology School in South Bend, Ind., and was a beautician for 40 years, and also a housewife.

Evelyn was a lifetime area resident and a member of Union Center Church of the Brethren in Nappanee. She married Glenn Flickinger on Aug. 25, 1945, at the Union Center Church of the Brethren in Nappanee. He preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 2010.

Surviving are sons: Richard (Rebecca) Flickinger, Leo, Ind.; Terry (Debbie) Flickinger and Jon (Julie) Flickinger, both of Wakarusa, Ind.; a daughter: Anna (Randy) Griffin, Vancouver, Wash.; grandchildren: Martha (Brian) McCombs, Leo, Ind.; Nikolaus Flickinger, Phoenix, Ariz.; Ryan Griffin and Juliana Griffin, both of Vancouver; Eric (Kortney) Flickinger, Cutler, Ind.; Andy (Amanda) Flickinger, Cave Springs, Ga.; and Jacob, Brynne, and Arika Flickinger, Wakarusa, Ind.; six great-grandchildren; and sister Marilyn Davis, Elkhart, Ind.

She was preceded in death by brothers: Howard, Dallas and Loyal Burkholder.

Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Union Center Church of the Brethren in Nappanee. Pastor Herman Kaufman, assisted by Pastor Ann Fourman will officiate. Burial will follow at Union Center Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be given to the church, Heartland Hospice, or to The Cedars Nursing Home.

Mary E. ‘Scootie’ Bellman

BellmanMary E. ‘Scootie’ Bellman, 75, of Nappanee, Ind., passed away at 7:04 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, from a short illness at Elkhart General Hospital.

She was born April 24, 1937, in Rochester, Ind., to James and Helen (Lytle) Croussore. She graduated from Bremen High School in 1955. She married Glen “Whitey” Bellman on October 2, 1955 in Bremen, Ind. He survives.

They moved to Nappanee from Bremen in 1959. She was a homemaker and babysat. Mary attended Nappanee Missionary Church and she enjoyed bowling.

She is survived by her husband; sons: Jim (Rhonda) Bellman, Nappanee; Todd (Michelle) Bellman, Goshen; daughters: Terri Geyer, Nappanee; Deb (Ron) Ross, Bristol, Ind.; Tammy Martz, Nappanee; Tina (Dan) Newcomer, Nappanee; grandchildren: Jan (Christy) Geyer; Dustin (Stephanie) Geyer; Daric (fiancé Leah) Geyer; Isaac Bellman; Jacob Bellman; Amanda (Jesse) Bellman-Fritcher; Tabitha Bellman; Skye Bellman; Brittney Martz; Brett Martz; Bobby (Becca) Martz; Andrew Newcomer; Caleb Newcomer; Todd (Amy) Martz; Tristan McDougle; Chelsea (Jake) McDougle; as well as 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by son-in-law: Bob Martz; great-granddaughter: Cala Geyer; and sisters: Pat Neff and Jenny Gilpin.

Friends may visit the family from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. The funeral will take place on Tues, at 10 a.m. at Nappanee Missionary Church. Pastor Norm Reimer and son-in-law Dan Newcomer will officiate. Burial will follow at South Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the church.

Anna E. Borkholder

Anna E. Borkholder, 85, of Bremen, Ind., passed away at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa, Ind., where she had been since July. She suffered a stroke on June 20, 2012.

She was born Jan. 24, 1927, in LaGrange County, Ind., to Eli S. and Sarah (Herschberger) Lehman. She was born and raised in LaGrange County, and was a lifetime area resident of the Nappanee, Ind., area.

Anna was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. She married Eli D.S. Borkholder on Oct. 21, 1948, in LaGrange County. He survives.

She is survived by sons: Willis (Freida) Borkholder, Nappanee; Owen (Carolyn) Borkholder, Nappanee: Eli Jr. (Ruth) Borkholder, Bremen; Allen (Sharon) Borkholder, Bremen; daughters: Viola (Willard) Miller, New Paris, Ind.; Lucy (Darryl) Hochstetler, Nappanee; Susie (Randal) Hochstetler, Bremen; 45 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; brothers: Amos (Wilma) Lehman, Shipshewana, Ind.; Levi (Ann) Lehman, Wolcotville, Ind.; sisters: Edna (Ervin) Whetstone, Topeka, Ind.; Dena Miller, Millersburg, Ohio; Clara (Ammon) Bontrager, LaGrange.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother: Harvey Lehman.

Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, and all day Tuesday, at the family residence, 2058 E. B. Road, Bremen. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wed. at Emory Kaufman’s Residence, 1699 B. Road, Bremen. Bishop Wilbur Kuhns and the Home Ministry will officiate. Burial will follow at Borkholder Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.


Fawn Heisler

Fawn HeislerFawn Heisler, 97, of Nappanee, Ind., formerly of Etna Green, Ind., passed away at 4:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, in LuAnn Nursing Home.

She was a lifelong resident of the Etna Green and Bourbon, Ind., area and graduated from Bourbon High School in the class of 1934. She was a homemaker, cleaned houses and worked as a cook at Etna Green School where she retired. Fawn was a faithful member of Etna Green United Methodist Church and a member of the Thimble Club. She was a wonderful cook known for her angel food cakes and homemade noodles. She also enjoyed cooking for the Lions Club, quilting and playing euchre.

Fawn was born on Feb. 17, 1915, to Rollie and Lydia Eaglebarger Bessinger in Bourbon. On Aug. 25, 1935, she married John E. Heisler who preceded in death, Jan. 16, 1988.

Fawn is survived by her daughter: Josephine (Richard) Reprogle, Kokomo, Ind.; four grandchildren: Michael (Kristi) Reprogle, Greentown, Ind.; Matthew (Karen) Reprogle, Noblesville, Ind.; Denise (David) Rosenthal, Cicero, Ind.; Angela (Brian) Shockney, Lafayette, Ind; 11 great-grandchildren; her sister: Evelyn Hall, Bourbon; and her brother: Max (Jessie) Bessinger, Three Rivers, Mich.

She was preceded in death by three great-grandchildren, two sisters: Genevieve Heckaman; Lavon Stackhouse; two brothers; Roy Bessinger; and Wayne Bessinger.

Visitation will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, in Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St. Bourbon, IN 46504. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Etna Green United Methodist Church, 131 W. Broadway St Etna Green, IN with Pastor Joe Lampton officiating. Burial will follow in Etna Green Cemetery at Etna Green, Indiana.

The family request memorial contributions to: Etna Green United Methodist Church in her memory.


Ella R. Eash

Ella R EashElla R. Eash, 66, of Nappanee, Ind., passed away at 1:10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa, Ind., from complications from a lung illness.

She was born Feb. 10, 1946, in Goshen, Ind., to John and Reverend Mollie (Hoot) Haney. She married Olen Eash Oct. 12, 1963, at the Nazarene Church in Goshen.

Ella was a lifetime area resident. She attended Grace Point Presbyterian Church. Ella loved her grandchildren very much, and was very proud of them. She enjoyed planting flowers, gardening, and redecorating her home. She was a caregiver to her friends, and always thought of others.

She is survived by her loving husband; a daughter: Tonya (Jeff) Helmuth, Topeka, Ind.; sons: Randy (Penny) Eash, Goshen; Scott (Angela Stouder) Eash, Nappanee; grandchildren: Brittney Dudeck, Nicholas Eash, Justin Eash, Darren Stillson; great-grandson: Landon Eash; sister: Marie Janeack, Fremont, Ind.; and brother: Charles (Verda) Haney, Goshen.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Grace Point Presbyterian Church, 1155 N. Main St., Nappanee. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the church. Reverend Terry Tyler will officiate. Cremation will take place after the service and inurment will be at South Union Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given to Grace Point Presbyterian Church.


Eric T. Duncan

Eric T. Duncan, 45, of McAllen, Texas, formerly of Nappanee, Ind., died on Dec. 26, 2012, at his residence, unexpectedly from natural causes.

He was born Aug. 17, 1967, in Mishawaka, Ind., to William and Rowena (Linton) Duncan. He grew up in the Nappanee area and moved to Texas in 2011. He graduated from Northwood High School, and was an over the road semi truck driver for Coast to Coast Trucking. He served in the U.S. Marines.

Surviving are his mother: Rowena Duncan, Nappanee; two sisters: Debra (Randy) Hanes, Nappanee; Julie (Roel) Escamilla, Jacksonville, N.C.; and brother: Adam (Jodi) Duncan, Goshen, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his father.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, with one hour of visitation prior. Burial will follow at Union Center Cemetery, with military graveside rites.

Memorial contributions may be given in Eric’s memory to help with funeral expenses.