Eleanor Jackson

Eleanore-Jackson001-196x240Eleanor Jackson, 92, of Leesburg, Ind., passed away on March 29, 2014.

She was born on March 30, 1931, in Elwood, Ind., to Oscar and Ethel Smith.

Living in Kosciusko County most of her life, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid swimmer, with a knack for the back float, and a storyteller that always included “it was the funniest thing”.

She is survived by her sons: Dale Jackson, Leesburg; David Jackson, Arizona; a daughter: Diana Morris, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by her husband John Jackson; and a son: Daniel Jackson.

Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Eastlund Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the North Webster Cemetery/Mock addition.

Rex Alley

alleyRex Alley, 60, of North Webster, Ind., passed away at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in his residence.

He was born Oct. 27, 1953, in Warsaw, Ind., to William and Dorothy (Curtis) Alley. He was a 5-year resident of North Webster and formerly lived in Pierceton, Ind.

On March 2, 2002, he was united in marriage to Jennifer Coffel in Kimmel, Ind. He retired in 2010 from Multi-Township Emergency Medical Services as a paramedic after 21 years of service.

He is survived by his wife: Jennifer Alley, North Webster; brothers: Dale Alley, Pierceton; Larry Alley, Missouri; Tom (Janice) Alley, Florida; and a sister: Brenda Reed, Pierceton.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the funeral home. Pastors Rick Sprong and Dave Halyaman will officiate the services. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Multi-Township EMS, 34 E. Armstrong Rd.,
Leesburg, IN 46538; or North Webster EMS, 102 S. Morton St., North Webster, IN 46555.

To sign the guest register or leave online condolences, go to the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels website.

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Plew

OI1744340686_HeadshotElizabeth ‘Betty’ Plew, of North Webster, Ind., passed away at 8:01 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at her home.

She grew up in Delphos, Ohio, was the daughter of Hubert J. and Catherine (Stallkamp) Burger and graduated from St. John High School.

On May 21, 1993, in Warsaw, Ind., she married Thomas R. ‘Tom’ Plew who survives and moved to the North Webster area from Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was the former owner/operator of Silhouette Beauty Salon in Van Wert, Ohio, was a successful advertising sales representative for Wawasee 103.5 radio station in Syracuse, Ind., and the Columbia City Post and Mail from where she retired in 2007. Betty was blessed with a gift for conversation and wit. She was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Warsaw, and was the past director and secretary of the Webster Lake Conservation Association. She was a master gardener, longtime volunteer and secretary of the North Webster Food Pantry and a 2013 Kosciusko County Heart of Gold nominee. She traveled often in past years and visited such out of the way places as Libya, Bosnia, Egypt and the Ukraine.

She is survived by her husband: Tom Plew, North Webster; son: Scott Douglas Schaffer, North Webster; two step-sons: Ehren (Holly) Plew of Valparaiso, Ind.; Cameron (Christa) Plew, Warsaw; granddaughter: Caroline Plew; brother: Robert (Beth) Burger of Hampden, Mass.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and CR 500 N., North Webster. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1720 E. Center St., Warsaw, with Pastor Robert Bruckner officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, in the North Webster Cemetery.

Memorial bequest may be given to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1720 E. Center St., Warsaw. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church.


Kinser Addison-Gloy Brubaker

Kinser Addison-Gloy Brubaker, age 2 months, passed away in his North Webster, Ind., residence at 8:08 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.

He was born Nov. 25, 2013, in Warsaw, Ind., to Aaron and Krystal (Bennett) Brubaker, who survive.

Kinser is also survived by sisters: Keryn Konkle, Warsaw; and Abbie Brubaker, Talama, Ind.; a brother: Ian Konkle, Warsaw; his maternal grandparents: Bill and Susan Patrick, Akron, Ind.; and Steve (companion Teresa Wilson) Bennett, North Webster; paternal grandparents: Pamela Kinser and Matt and Lori Brubaker, all of Warsaw; maternal great-grandparents: Stephen and Linda Bennett, Atwood, Ind.; and Jim and Barbara Miller, Coconut Grove, Fla.; paternal great-grandparents: George Kinser, Robinson, Ill.; and Larry and Jane Brubaker, Warsaw.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Garden of the Angels, Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, with Pastor William Whitaker officiating.

To sign the guest register or leave online condolences, go to the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels website.

Allison J. DeVittorio

Allison J. DeVittorio, 45, of Elkhart, Ind., and formerly of Syracuse, Ind., passed away at 6:55 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart.

She was born Oct. 7, 1968, in Chicago Heights, Ill., to Joseph M. and Janet E. (Hawk) DeVittorio. She attended public schools in Indianapolis and graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette. She was a social worker, moved to Elkhart six years ago and formerly lived in Indianapolis, Syracuse and Dalton, Ga.

She is survived by her father: Joseph (Vanessa) DeVittorio, Davidsonville, Md.; two sisters: Kim (Jeff King) DeVittorio, Dripping Springs, Texas; Kristin DeVittorio, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and a nephew: Joshua Frankel.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

No public services are planned at this time.

Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and CR 500 North, North Webster, Ind., is in charge of arrangements.

Robert J. Neibert

Robert-Neibert-206x240Robert J. Neibert, 86, formerly of North Webster, Ind., passed away Feb. 10, 2014, at Shands Hospital University of Florida Health, Gainesville, Fla.

He was born on April 18, 1927, in Leesburg, Ind., to Ray and Crystal (Parsons) Neibert. On Oct. 1, 1949, he married Helen Joan Rogers who preceded him in death. He was a World War II US Army veteran, and member of the American Legion at North Webster.

He retired from Syracuse Rubber. Bob enjoyed spending his winters in Hernando, Fla., and his summers in North Webster.

He is survived by his daughters – Mary Jo Neibert, North Webster; and Barbara (Frank) Collins, St. Augustine, Fla.; and his companion: Lorraine Weeks, Hernando.

There will be a graveside service in the spring.