Deidre P. ‘Dee’ Jaynes

1280278_profile_picDeidre P. ‘Dee’ Jaynes, 66, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Bremen Health Care Center, Bremen, Ind.

Dee was born Aug. 13, 1947, in Los Angeles, Calif., to William and Darlene (Sabatella) Kern. She was a 1965 graduate of Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Calif. On Nov. 6, 1966, in Stanton, Calif., the man Dee knew and loved as her dad, Larre Schlarmann, gave her hand in marriage to Donald Jaynes – a marriage they would cherish for 47 years. In 1970 Dee and Don moved to Warsaw from Michigan.

Dee was employed by Zimmer from which she retired in 2002 as an organizer for corporate meetings. Prior to her Zimmer employment, Dee drove bus for Cardinal Center for 3 years, worked at Dalton Foundry in the accounting department for 5 years and was employed for 5 years by The Paper where she wrote various articles including “Know Your Neighbor.” She also provided some photography work for The Paper.
Dee was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing with its choir in earlier years. She also belonged to Tri Kappa. She was an avid reader who loved to write – especially poetry. She also enjoyed taking pictures. Dee had traveled to 49 of the 50 states – never getting to Delaware. Dee knew how to have fun which included taking the girls to Pike Lake when they were young. She and Don enjoyed traveling and camping together as well as the special trips they would take between Christmas and New Years. Dee loved and was loved by her husband, daughters, grandchildren and friends. She will be missed.

She is survived by two daughters: Sherri (Jerry) Parker, Garrett, Ind.; and Wendy (Troy) Campbell, Niles, Mich.; six grandchildren: Camron Parker, Breanna Parker, Taylor Campbell, Emma Riedley, Elizabeth Parker and Alec Campbell; four sisters: Judi Hinchee, Amarillo, Texas; Kathi Phillips, Las Vegas, Nev.; Sharre Schlarmann, Escondido, Calif.; Gretchen (Earl) Bloom, Mira Loma, Calif.; three brothers: Larre (Janet) Schlarmann, Poway, Calif.; Dani (Analiza) Schlarmann; Brandon Schlarmann, Big Bear Lake, Calif.

Dee was preceded in death by father; and her mom and dad: Darlene and Larre Schlarmann.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, with Pastor David Hummel of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will take place in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, at a later date.

The family has asked that gifts in Dee’s memory be given to a charity of your choice or simple acts of kindness may be done for others in her memory.

The staff of Titus Funeral Home considers it a privilege to care for the family and friends of Dee Jaynes. To sign the guest register or leave online condolences, visit the Titus Funeral Home website.


Donald F. Mozdren

MozdrenDonald F. Mozdren, 81, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 1:35 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, in Grace Village Healthcare Center, Winona Lake, Ind.

On Feb. 21, 1933, he was born in Chicago, Ill., to Frank and Frances (Rezpa) Mozdren. He was united in marriage to Sara J. Maryanski on May 9, 1959, in Chicago, who survives. He moved to Warsaw from Bolingbrook, Ill., in 1992.

Donald worked in freight company operations for Transcon Freight, retiring in January of 1988. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1953 to 1955.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warsaw. He was a Gold Circle Member of the VFW and was also a member of the American Legion Post #702, Indianapolis.

He is survived by his wife: Sara J. Mozdren, Warsaw; four daughters: Deborah Stubbs, Whitestown, Ind.; Denise (Joe) Reifsteck, Allen, Texas; Darlene Burkel, Warsaw; Leona (Robert) Harris, Warsaw; and five grandchildren: Jordan, Brandon and Lucas Reifsteck, all of Allen, Texas; and Vicki and Ryan Harris, Warsaw.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 4, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral chapel, Warsaw. A Christian Burial Service will follow at 1 p.m. Friday with Father Phil DeVolder officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Memorial Tributes Program, P.O. Box 88-541, Chicago, IL 60680-1541.

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

Evelyn ‘Thelma’ M. Scott

Scott, EvelynEvelyn “Thelma” M. Scott, 93, a lifelong resident of the Marshall and Kosciusko counties area, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, in her Warsaw, Ind., home.

She was born May 29, 1920, to William and Goldie (Brooks) Brown at Silver Lake, Ind. She married Joseph W. Scott on June 12, 1953; he died Jan. 11, 2000.

Evelyn attended Atwood High School. She and her husband were both faithful members of the United Pentecostal Church of Bourbon.

Evelyn was a homemaker creating the best possible environment for her family. She worked in her early years as a nurse’s aide at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, Ind., and at Murphy Hospital as a dietary aide.

She will always be remembered for her love of her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and reading anything she could, including her Bible. She also loved music, both Gospel and Country.

Surviving are her two daughters: Marilyn (Fred) Powell, Milford, Ind.; and Marvene Scott, Warsaw; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Joseph Scott; a son: Marvin Scott; her sister: Mary Jane Freeman; and four brothers: Bernard, Donald, Paul and Charles Brown.

Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1,at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St. Bourbon, Ind. A celebration of Evelyn’s life will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastors Mark Cottrill and Matt Cottrill of the United Pentecostal Church officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery at Warsaw.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the United Pentecostal Church of Bourbon, 201 N. Bourbon St., Bourbon, IN 46504.

Hildegard Waschkies

Hildegard Waschkies (224x350)Hildegard Waschkies, 86, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, in her residence.

She was born Nov. 20, 1927, to Eugene and Anna (Vogel) Kleesattel in Heilbronn, Germany.

She came to America in 1955 and then moved to Warsaw in 1957. She married Horst H. Waschkies in 1955. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Warsaw First United Methodist for many years and a member of Lambda Chi Omega Chapter.

Hildegard is survived by her daughters: Debra Allen, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Karen (Jim) Higgins, Whitefish Bay, Wisc.; a son: John Waschkies, Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren: Zoe and Nick Higgins, Whitefish, Wisc.; Quinn and Jarrad Allen, Pierceton, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A celebration of Hildegard’s life will be follow at 11 a.m. with Bob Jarboe officiating the service.

Memorials may be made to Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 1196
Warsaw, IN 46581-1196.

To send condolences or sign a guestbook, go to McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels website.

Alvin R. Lowe

Alvin R. Lowe, 76, of rural Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 10:02 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at Mason Healthcare of Warsaw.

He was born April 19, 1937, in Jamestown, Tenn., to Robert S. and Elizabeth (Hoover) Lowe. On Nov. 18, 1972, in Akron, Ind., he married Thelma Bowling Hively, who survives.

Alvin worked at Akron Foundry for 21 years and also worked at Creighton Brothers. He served his country in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea. He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Silver Lake, Ind. He loved wood working.

He is survived by his wife: Thelma Lowe, Warsaw; a daughter: Lisa Ann Smith, Jamestown, Tenn.; sons: Waldon Glenn Lowe and Jeffrey Allen Lowe, both of Jamestown, Tenn.; stepdaughters: Donna Shoemaker, Louise Owens and Cindy Hively; stepsons: Larry Booth, Bennie Hively and Mickey Hively; three grandchildren; and three sisters: Alta Smith, Ina Crawford and Elva Blevins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, Ind. Services will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Rev. Loren Bradley will officiate. Burial is to follow in Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green, Ind.

Dennis Randall Pitts

Pitts, Dennis obit photoDennis Randall Pitts, 54, of Wabash, Ind., and formerly of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 3:41 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Fort Wayne, Ind.

He was a 1977 graduate of Warsaw Community High School, then served in the U.S. Army and honorably discharged in 1981.
He was born July 4, 1959, in Chicago, Ill., to Pinkney Joseph Pitts and Lois Marian (Corell) Pitts. On May 22, 2009, he was married to Regina Ann Haynes, who survives in Wabash.

Also surviving are three step-sons: Daniel Somerlot, Wabash; Philip (Ashley) Somerlot, Pickens, S.C.; Jonathan Somerlot, Wabash; step-daughter: Emily Somerlot, Wabash; two step-grandchildren: P.J. and Alyssa; and his brother: Dr. Gary (Beverly) Pitts, Warsaw.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, March 31, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Rd., Warsaw. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the funeral home and officiated by Pastor Joseph Allen. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.

Memorial donations may be directed to Guatemala Evangelistic Medicalservants (G.E.M.S.), 2601 Jean St., Winona Lake, IN 46590. Charitable donations to this organization benefits health – general and rehabilitative, focusing specifically on public health programs.