Warsaw Obituaries

Elizabeth R. Plew

Elizabeth Plew (262x350)Elizabeth R. Plew, 87, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Mason Health Care and Rehabilitation, Warsaw.

She was born Dec. 30, 1927, in Warsaw to Herbert B. and Ruth Madaline (Bollinger) Robinson. She was a lifetime resident of Warsaw and graduated from Warsaw High School where she was a member of G.A.A. and played saxophone in the Warsaw High School Band.

She was united in marriage to George Plew on June 14, 1958, in Warsaw. She was a graduate from the Ball Memorial Hospital School of Nursing where she received her degree as a Registered Nurse. During her nursing career she served the Warsaw Community Schools as Public School Nurse and served in the offices of Dr. Dormeir and Dr. Bibler. In addition to nursing, she taught physical education at Warsaw Community High School for 11 years. She attended the First United Methodist Church of Warsaw.

Elizabeth is survived by her husband: George Plew, Warsaw; and sisters: Eleanor Gill, San Jose, Calif.; and Ruth Shenefield, Warsaw.

She was preceded in death by sisters: Marguerite Gilliam and Herberta Munson; and a: brother: Cameron Robinson.

Visitation hours are from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A private interment service will be held in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Pastor Scott Carmer will officiate the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, P.O. Box 1906, Warsaw, IN 46581-1906; or First United Methodist Church, 179 S. Indiana St., Warsaw, IN 46580.

To sign the guest register or send condolences electronically, go to McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels website

Lawrence Pozorski

Lawrence Pozorski, 61, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Mason Health Care and Rehabilitation of Warsaw.

He was born Feb. 5, 1953, in Warsaw to Lawrence F. and Ardith Mae (Hill) Pozorski. He was a security officer for Wackehut Inc., servicing Zimmer Inc.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Warsaw.

Tony is survived by a son: Donald “Matt” Pozorski, Orlando, Fla.; a sister: Cathy Pozorski, Romeoville, Ill.; and three brothers: Paul Pozorski, Mark (Barb) Pozorski and Karl Pozorski, all of Warsaw.

He was preceded in death by a son: Bruce; and his parents.

No visitation is planned and there will be a private family service.

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Linda L. Zellers

ZellersLinda L. Zellers, 73, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, after a long term battle with cancer.

On May 27, 1940, she was born in Logansport, Ind., to John H. and Helen K. (Lowe) Watts. She was united in marriage to Vaughn D. Zellers Sr. on Sept. 16, 1959, in Logansport who survives.

She moved to the Warsaw area from Logansport in 1970. Linda enjoyed caring for children for many years. She also enjoyed gardening and going to garage sales and she was a fantastic cook. She was also a member of First Brethren Church, Warsaw.

Linda is survived by her husband: Vaughn D. Zellers Sr., Warsaw; two daughters: Debbie (Dale) Hileman, Akron, Ind.; Becky Zellers- Keefer, Warsaw; four sons: Tim (Donna) Zellers, Elkhart, Ind.; Brian (Kim) Zellers, Warsaw; Vaughn Dean ‘Charlie’ (Megan) Zellers Jr., Marietta, Ga.; Donny Zellers, Leesburg, Ind.; five brothers: Paul Watts, Logansport, Ind.; Bill Watts, Coleen, Texas; Johnny Watts, Barstow, Texas; Fred Watts, Monticello, Ind.; Terry Watts, Warsaw; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Linda was preceded in death by her daughter: June Ann Zellers; parents; and her sister: Iva Jean Hellyer.

Visitation hours will be from 11 p.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the funeral chapel with Pastor Howard Immel officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Linda L. Zellers Memorial Fund, C/o McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw, Indiana 46580.

To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, go to McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels website

Chester Shepherd

cshepherdChester Shepherd, 82, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 4:05 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, in Mason Health Care and Rehabilitation.

He was born Dec. 8, 1931, in Arthurmable, KY to Frank and Ella (Wireman) Shepherd.

He was retired from Kralis Brothers Foods of Mentone in 1996 in the Food Processing Department. He enjoyed gardening, mushroom hunting, fishing and all activities outdoors. He was an avid Indiana University basketball fan and NASCAR fan with his favorite driver being #24, Jeff Gordon.

He is survived by a daughter: Cathy (David) Cox, Warsaw; son: Mike (Susan) Shepherd, Silver Lake, Ind.; and daughters: Cheryl Blair, Virgina Beach, Va.; Patricia Hollister, Albany, N.Y.; Teresa Shepherd, North Carolinia; son: Frank Shepherd of Warsaw, Ind.; brothers: Joe Shepherd, Silver Lake; Jeff (Vicki) Shepherd, North Webster, Ind.; and sisters: Mrs. Cecil (Ocie) Shumaker, Akron, Ind.; Cynthia Harmon, Wabash, Ind.; Thelma Jackson, North Manchester; and Mrs. Gary (Avenell) Smith, Akron.

He was preceded by his wife: Mary Shepherd; five brothers; two sisters; and one son.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday April 25, at Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake, with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating. McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw is entrusted with arrangements.

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Jimmie ‘Jim’ Wolfrum

Wolfrum, Jimmie obit photoJimmie “Jim” Wolfrum, 82, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 3:20 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw.

He was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Carey, Ohio, to George Wolfrum and Donna (McClain) Wolfrum. On Feb. 28, 1953, he was married to Dorothy Lee (Cox) Wolfrum, who survives in Warsaw.

He graduated from Upper Sandusky High School in Ohio in 1949. He was a star football player and track hurdler earning the name “Blaze” because he was so fast he burned up the track. After high school, Jim joined the U.S. Navy and served on the aircraft carrier USS Princeton during the Korean War.

He was a resident of Kosciusko County, Ind., for the past 39 years where he worked as an engineer for Sprint for 37 years, retiring in 1990. While living in Ohio, Jim was active as a volunteer fireman, a town councilman, member of the Ohio State Patrol Auxiliary, Toast Masters and in the American Legion.

In 1975 he and his family moved to Warsaw where he volunteered on the Sprint CR Team; was an avid Warsaw Tigers football and track fan, as well as a long time swimmer at the YMCA.

Jim is survived by his wife: Dorothy Wolfrum, Warsaw; two daughters: Sybil (William) Burskey, Lucas, Ohio; Cynthia (Bruce) Coppes, Warsaw; four grandchildren: Cynthia (Greg) Meyer, Lebanon, Ohio; Erin (Jason) Mudra, Mansfield, Ohio; Emma Coppes, Warsaw; Jeremy Coppes, Warsaw; three great-grandchildren: Claire and Charlotte Mudra; and Owen Meyer;  three sisters: Joan Sanders, Marion, Ohio; Carol Sue Winroth, Marion, Ohio; Pat Fitzpatric, Findlay, Ohio; many nieces and nephews; and his special neighbors: Terry and Mary Armstrong, Warsaw.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Roger Wolfrum; and two sisters: Margie Hehr and Jean Iles.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Rd., Warsaw. His funeral service will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home and officiated by Brad Brail. A private burial will take place Friday, April 18, at Little Sandusky Cemetery in Little Sandusky, Ohio.

Memorials may be directed to the Boomerang Backpacks program at Lincoln Elementary School, 203 N. Lincoln St., Warsaw, IN 46580. Make checks payable to: Boomerang Backpacks.

Online condolences may be sent through Redpath-Fruth’s Funeral Home website.

James K. ‘Kenny’ Washburn

Washburn, James Kenneth - paperJames K. ‘Kenny’ Washburn, 64, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

He was born Feb. 13, 1950, in Monroe Louisiana to James ‘Jim’ Washburn and Margaret (Reardon) Washburn. He was a 1968 graduate of Warsaw High School.

A lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Ind., he made his home in Claypool on Beaver Dam Lake and was affectionately named “The Alamo.” He worked many years from the mid 70′s through the mid 80′s for R.E.M.C as a tree and brush line clearer and then for many years from the mid 80′s thru 2005 for Kralis Brothers, Mentone, Ind. A lifetime bachelor, he was a meek and humble spirit with a brilliant mind for science and historical events as well as a  boisterous and robust sense of humor. He was quick to offer a lending hand and generous to a fault.

He is survived by his sister: Ellen Netherland, Warsaw; four nieces: Kaire Netherland Morrissey (Nigel), R.O.T.A. Naval Base, Spain; Angela Netherland Johnson, Kenosha, Wis.; Stacy Netherland Niccum (Matt),Warsaw; Andrea (Hope) Netherland Wagner, Warsaw; and nephew: Ben Netherland, Warsaw; as well as 21 great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved parents.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at Titus Funeral home. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake, Ind.

Memorial gifts may be made to the family and may be directed to Stacy Niccum, c/o Titus Funeral Home, PO Box 705, Warsaw, Indiana 46581-0705.

To sign the guest register or leave online condolences visit the Titus Funeral Home website.

God bless, Uncle Kenny; go with God; peace be with you; and above all else, “Remember the Alamo.”