Syracuse Obituaries

Alexia Lynne Aumiller

Alexia Lynne Aumiller, passed away at birth on Aug. 14, 2014, at DuPont Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.

She is survived by her parents: Desirae Lynne Davis and Logan Lee Aumiller; a twin sister: Abigail Joy Aumiller; her older sister: Kaylie Davis; two brothers: Devon Davis and Mason Seidner; maternal grandparents: Tonna (John) Slusher, Kimmel, Ind.; and paternal grandparents: Teresa Aumiller, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Robert Aumiller, LaPorte, Ind.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Oakwood Cemetery Chapel in Warsaw, Ind. Interment will immediately follow at the cemetery.

Susan Kay Mock

photo-179x240Susan Kay Mock, 76, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Millers Merry Manor in Syracuse.

She was born on January 27, 1938, in Syracuse, Ind., to Earl J. and Opal (Geyer) Darr. On Dec. 6, 1958, she married Larry Mock who survives.

She has been a Syracuse resident since 1982 moving back to the area from Elkhart. She was a Family Practice Registered nurse for many years in both Elkhart and Syracuse. She attended both St. Andrews United Methodist & Calvary United Methodist Churches in Syracuse.

She is survived by her husband: Larry Mock, Syracuse; one son: Bryan (Margaret) Mock, Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters: Amy (James) Weeber, Elkhart, Ind.; Laura Mock of Fort Wayne, Ind.; six grandchildren: Joseph and Elijah Mock; Rebecca (Brad) Showalter; Rachel Weeber; Ross and Lauren Koble; one great-grandchild: Jackson Showalter; one sister: Donna Workman, Syracuse; one brother: Jack (Carol) Darr, Syracuse.

There will be visitation at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN 46567. A memorial service will follow at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the church with Pastor David Henry officiating. Eastlund Funeral Home is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church or St. Andrews United Methodist Church.

Karen Ann Leigh

HeadshotKaren Ann Leigh, 55, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at her home.

She was born July 3, 1959, in Webster, Mass., to Francis Robert and Jane (Gevry) Leigh.

She attended Tantasqua High School in Sturbridge, Mass., Kaplin University and moved to the Syracuse, Ind., area in 1993 from Massachusetts. She formerly worked at Pizza King, Family Dollar, and Freedom Express all in North Webster, Ind.

She grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Massachusetts and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Warsaw.

Karen is survived by a daughter: Kristina (Dan) White, North Webster, Ind.; two grandchildren: Madison Espinoza and Noxx White; her mother: Jane Leigh, Leesburg, Ind.; two sisters: Roxane Leaming, Leesburg; and Roberta (Adam) Kline, North Webster; and two brothers: Keith Leigh, Leesburg; and Kevin (Debra) Leigh, Atwood, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3, at Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and CR 500 North, North Webster. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 4, at the funeral home with Bishop Jeff Walters of the church officiating. Burial will follow in Mock Addition of the North Webster Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Karen Leigh Funeral Fund, c/o Owen Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 72, North Webster, IN 46555.

Beverly Jo Perez

1363591_profile_picBeverly Jo Perez, 37, of Rochester, Ind., went to her heavenly home at 3:25 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, while surrounded by her loving family. Beverly was a cancer survivor in 1993, then succumbed to a short battle with cancer.

Born on June 8, 1977, she was the daughter of Joe B. Perez and Martha Perez Dain.

With great Zebra pride, Beverly graduated with her class from Rochester High School in 1995. She was a devoted lifetime member of the Rochester Church of the Nazarene where she was a member of the prayer team and a nursery worker. She was a past committee member of the Fulton County Relay for Life.

Beverly is survived by her mother and stepfather: Martha and Terry Dain; siblings: Joe C. (Betty) Perez, Waco, Texas; Ross (Sheryl) Perez, Wichita, Kan.; Crysta (Matt) Borden, Syracuse, Ind.; Rhonda (John) Babcock, Fishers, Ind.; Terry Dain Jr., Martinton, Ill.; and Dan (Nikki) Perez, Rochester; nieces and nephews: Carl Lemmon, Alexandra Lemmon, Kaitlyn Duncan, Madison Ottinger, Bailey Perez, Evelyn Babcock, Ethan Babcock, Ben Perez, Braden Perez, Tim Armentrout, Joe Perez, Teresa Murphrey and Angel Perez; four great-nephews and three great-nieces; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and her faithful canine companion: Muffy.

She was preceded in death by her father: Joe B. Perez; her grandparents: Opal and Harley Weidner and Sophie and Joe R. Perez.

Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, in Rochester Church of the Nazarene, 1987 Southway 31, Rochester. Rev. Don Meyer will officiate services. Interment will follow at the Reichter Cemetery near Talma.

Arrangements are with Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Emily Rose Smith

OI861834046_HeadshotEmily Rose Smith, 1 year old, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away at 9:53 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, Ind.

She was born on June 15, 2013, in Mishawaka, Ind., to Alaina J. (Scott) Smith. 

She moved to Syracuse in November 2013 from South Bend, Ind., and formerly attended the Epic Church in Mishawaka. 

She is survived by her mother; sister: Caylee Balmer–Robinson; brother: Isaiah Smith;
maternal grandparents: Thomas and Tammy Scott, Mishawaka; maternal great-grandparents: Martin and Dina Rajski, Mishawaka; and Thomas and Sandra Scott, Mishawaka; maternal great-great-grandmother: Sylvia Oakley, Mishawaka. 

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Memorial services will follow at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, in the funeral home. 

Memorial bequest may be given to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home 

George R. Guyas

OI1706231270_HeadshotGeorge R. Guyas, 83, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away at 5:50 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse.

He was born on Dec. 11, 1930, in Defiance, Ohio, to Joseph G. and Winona Marie (Gloor) Guyas. 

He grew up in Ohio, attended public schools there, and moved to Knapp Lake in 1953 from Ohio. He was married on Nov. 12, 1955, in Kimmell, Ind., to Sharon R. Snowberger, who survives.

He lived for many years in Ligonier, Ind., before moving to Syracuse. He was the former co-owner / operator of Macy’s Wawasee Slip in Syracuse from 1954 until his retirement in 2000.

He is survived by his wife: Sharon Guyas, Syracuse; a daughter: Tina (Phil) Ball, Ligonier; two sons: Jeff (Peggy) Guyas, Syracuse; and Greg (Corine) Guyas, Summerfield, Fla.; five grandchildren: Jeremiah (Rhoda) Ball, Olivia (Jonathan) Kline, Joel (Natalie) Guyas, Tyler Guyas and Justin Guyas; three great-grandchildren: Audrey Kline, Juliette Ball and Colten Kline; two sisters: Margaret (Darwin) Hursey, Cisco, Ill.; and Donna Pepple of Ligonier. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Bill Guyas. 

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, and 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Sparta Cemetery in Kimmell, Ind. 

Memorial bequest may be given to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 13067, Alexandria, VA 22312.