Darlton Lee Sommers

Darlton Lee Sommers, 82, of New Paris, Ind., passed away unexpectedly at 11:04 a.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at his residence. He was born June 8, 1931, in Kokomo, Ind., to Noah and Esther (Strebin ) Sommers. On Sept. 16, 1950, he married Martha Bontrager in Kokomo. Mr. … Read More

Earl E. Schmucker

Earl E. Schmucker, 85, of 25123 CR 54, Nappanee, died at his daughter’s residence, at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, of natural causes. He was born Dec. 31, 1928, in Marshall County to Eli M. and Mary (Yoder) Schmucker. On Nov. 20, 1952, he married Mary E. … Read More

Ethel Mae Anglin


Ethel Mae Anglin, 90, of Bradenton, Fla., and formerly of Nappanee, Ind., passed away at 9:10 pm, Friday, March 28, 2014, at her residence. She was born Aug. 16, 1923, in Colby, Kan., to George W. and Mary (Robinett) Gould. On Sept. 12, 1945, she married Olen Anglin … Read More

Eugene Ray Hershberger

Eugene Ray Hershberger, 72, of Nappanee, Ind., passed away unexpectedly at 1:41 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014, while walking near his home. He was born April 18, 1941, in Bremen, Ind., to Ezra and Laura (Schmucker) Hershberger. He married Ida Mae Schrock on Nov. 25, 1961, in Nappanee. … Read More

Frank Edward Williams

Frank Edward Williams, 83, of Wakarusa, Ind., passed away at 12:05 a.m., Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa. He was born Sept. 9, 1930, in Remington, Ind., to Walter and Gayle (Anderson) Williams. Mr. Williams was a graduate of Gilboa High School and Purdue University. He … Read More

Donald Eugene Bentley II

Donald Eugene Bentley II, 36, of Marion, Ind., died at 6:05 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at his residence of natural causes. He was born April 9, 1977, in Athens, Ohio, to Donald Eugene and Lauren Rae (Lewis) Bentley. He is survived by his mother: Lauren Rae Gould, … Read More

Ruby Mast


Ruby Mast, 94, of Nappanee, Ind., died at 7:23 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa, Ind. She was born Dec. 19, 1919, in Newton County, Ind., to Roman and Mattie (Yoder) Miller.  On Feb. 21, 1940, she married Abe L. Mast. He preceded in … Read More

Judy A. Shields


Judy A. Shields, 74, of Nappanee, Ind., and formerly of Laporte, Ind., passed away at 6:50 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, after fighting against cancer at Goshen Hospital where she had been since Saturday. She was born on July 18, 1939, in Stark County, Ind. She moved to Nappanee … Read More

William J. Chupp

William J. Chupp, 93, of Bremen, Ind., died at 12:01 am, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at his residence. He was born Aug. 23, 1920, in Kosciusko County to the John C. and Susan (Yoder) Chupp. He was a lifetime area resident. On Nov. 10, 1949, he married Mary … Read More

Robert E. Averill

Robert E. Averill, 84, of Nappanee, Ind., passed away at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Elkhart General Hospital after a sudden illness. He was born April 26, 1929, in Dundee, Ill., to the late Newton Earl and Hazel (Palmer) Averill. Robert and his family moved to … Read More

Jack Arnott

Jack Arnott, 75, Syracuse Lake, Ind., passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was born on Nov. 11, 1938, in Nappanee, Ind., to Ralph L. and Vera (Sloat) Arnott. He graduated from Nappanee High School in 1956 and Ball State Teachers College in … Read More

LeRoy Junior Chokey


LeRoy Junior Chokey, 88, of Nappanee, Ind., passed away peacefully at home Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, which was his wife’s birthday. He was born Sept. 12, 1925, in New Paris, Ind., to the late Roy and Elmina (Moneyheffer) Chokey. He married Betty J. Bartman, Nov. 6, 1948, in … Read More

Diana R. Boettger


Diana R. Boettger, 68, of Nappanee, Ind., passed away at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at IU Health, Goshen Hospital where she had been a patient for 2 weeks. She was born Jan. 25, 1946, in Elkhart, Ind., to the late Howard and Mary Evelyn (Gentzhorn) Boettger. She … Read More

Amanda Faith Schwartz

Amanda Faith Schwartz, age 2 months, of Etna Green, Ind., died at 8:46 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, Ind. She had a heart condition since birth. She was born Oct. 23, 2013, in Indianapolis, Ind., to LaMar and Elaine (Borkholder) Schwartz. Amanda is … Read More

Kathryn F. Hall


Kathryn F. Hall, 92, formerly of Nappanee, Ind., passed away at 10:50 a.m, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa, Ind., after a short illness. She was born June 8, 1921, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to the late Lee and Pansy (McKinley) Widmeyer. Kathryn moved to … Read More

Laura Slabaugh

Laura Slabaugh, 73, of Etna Green, Ind., passed away at 6:12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, surrounded by her family at her residence. She had battled cancer for three years. Laura was born to the late Emery E. and Fanny (Chupp) Miller on July 25, 1940, in Marshall County. She … Read More