Betty Lee Gaza
April 7, 1933 - March 28, 2 001
TYNER - Betty Lee Gaza, 67, formerly of Tyner and South Bend,
and most recently a three-year resident of the Mason Health Care facility
in Warsaw, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2001. Betty died at 6:47
a.m. in Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Ind., from complications of pneumonia.
She had been ill with Lupus for the past ten years.
Born in Delta County, Michigan, on April 7, 1933, Betty was the daughter
of Myron and Della Pike Moore.
On June 21, 1957, in South Bend, she and Raymond A. Gaza, who died
on June 17, 1999, were married.
A homemaker, Betty enjoyed planting flowers and was proficient in the
arts of knitting and crocheting.
Baptized a Roman Catholic, she had attended St. Michael's Catholic
Church in Plymouth.
Betty is survived by a daughter, Valerie and her husband Deljon Fisher,
Jesse D. Fisher, a grandson, both of Pierceton, Ind., a granddaughter,
Sarah E. Fisher and a great-granddaughter, Tylene R. Fisher, both of Newport
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother and
Visitation with the family will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, April
2, 2001, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
A Rosary service will be held at 1:45 p.m., just prior to a funeral service
at 2 p.m., all in the funeral home.
The Rev. Father Anthony Gillespie, pastor of St. Michael's Roman Catholic
Church, Plymouth, will officiate.
Burial will take place in St. Jacob's Cemetery, North Judson, Ind.
Memorial gifts in Betty's memory may be made to: The Lupus Foundation
of America, 5401 Keystone Drive, Suite 202, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 46825.
Kathleen Lee "Kathy" Lampkins
Jun 8, 1991 - March 30 2001
God gently gathered Kathy into His arms and took her home to rest,
peacefully ending her lifelong courageous battle to live.
Kathleen Lee Lampkins, 14581 Dixon Lake Trail, Plymouth, died on Friday,
March 30, 2001, in Riley's Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.
Kathy, a strong-willed, tough "little angel," suffered a sudden illness
a week ago and died at 4:15 p.m.
She was only nine years old.
Her enduring strength and courage, her love of life and people, touched
the lives of all those who knew her. She leaves an emptiness that only
love and happy memories of her too short life can fill.
Kathy was born the daughter of Michael J. Lampkins and Kaye R. Manuwal
Lampkins, on June 8, 1991, in Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.
Enrolled in the hearing impaired class at Washington Elementary School,
Kathy was in Judy Newberg's 1st grade class.
Her special education teacher of three years, Pat Lancet, said " Kathy
was a vibrant young lady who loved life. She clearly demonstrated
her enthusiasm as well as her love for others in everything that she did.
"All who have known Kathy have been truly blessed by her presence.
"Loving memories of Kathy will always be with us."
Kathy was especially fond of her speech interpreter Kiscia McCane.
She was like any other little girl. She loved anything to do
with "TAZ." She held a spirited ongoing competition with her 13-year
old sister, Michele, challenging her at computer games.
She loved the outdoors and riding motorcycles.
Kathy is survived by her parents and their friends, all of who loved
her dearly: her mother, Kaye R. Lampkins and Mike Doll, Plymouth, and her
father, Michael J. Lampkins and Brigitte Tholl, Hamlet. Her sister,
Michele, also lives at home.
Maternal grandmother, Mary Jane Manual and paternal grandparents John
and Beverly Lampkins, all of Plymouth, survive as well, together with numerous
aunts, uncles and cousins.
This brave little girl was preceded in death by John Manuwal, her maternal
grandfather and by infant brother, Samuel Wayne Lampkins and infant sister,
Ann Marie Lampkins.
Visitation with the family where friends will be welcomed will be from
5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2001, and one hour prior services in the
Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth and for
one hour prior to services on Wednesday.
Services celebrating her life will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April
4, 2001, in the funeral home. The Rev. Charles Krieg, pastor of the
Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church will officiate.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Kathy's memory may be made to the Hearing Impaired
Program of the Plymouth School Corporation or Riley Children's Hospital,
E. Arabella "Arbie" Flory
March 18, 1922 - April 11, 2001
Lifetime Plymouth resident, Arabella "Arbie" Flory, 79, living at 701
W. Garro St., Plymouth, for the past 61 years, died of natural causes at
8:56 a.m., on Wednesday, April 11, 2001, in St. Joseph Regional Medical
Center, Plymouth, where she had been a patient for the past two weeks.
Arabella was born in Plymouth, the daughter of Earl and Ethel Hossler
Gottschalk, on March 18, 1922. She graduated from
Plymouth High School in 1941 and sixmonths later, on Dec. 8, 1941, in Plymouth,
she and Harold E. Flory were married. Harold died on July 12, 1999.
Arabella worked many years as a clerk for Harvey's Dimestore and Harvey
Mart until retiring in 1991.
Family was very important to Arabella and she enjoyed her grandchildren's
presence very much. A flower gardener, she was an expert seamstress
who enjoyed sewing clothing. She and her husband were Sunday evening
racing fans and loved following stock car races at the Plymouth Raceway
and throughout the area.
A lifetime member of the First United Church of Christ, Arabella was
very much involved in volunteer work at the church, in the Ladies Guild
and the Excelsior Sunday School Class.
Arabella is survived by two sons and their families: Larry L. and Lonnie
Flory and their children, Michael A. and Angel Flory, all of Warsaw, and
Terry L. and Diana Flory, Plymouth, and children Scott A. and Lori Hammel,
Argos and Jana R. Wiseman, Plymouth.
Six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews survive as well.
Arabella was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of fifty-seven
years, two sisters, Mary Louise Gridley and Corinne I. Sherer, and an infant
Friends will be welcomed to visit with the family from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2001, at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home,
1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, and for one hour prior to services at the
church on Saturday.
Funeral services at the First United Church of Christ, 321 N. Center
St., Plymouth, will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2001. The
Rev. David Moffett-Moore, pastor of the church, will officiate.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Arabella's memory may be made to the church.
Alice E. Martin
July 6, 1929 - April 12, 2001
PLYMOUTH, IND. - Described by her family as "Little, but mighty",
Alice E. Martin, 71, who has bravely fought cancer since 1989, died at
her residence, 8225 King Road, Plymouth, on Thursday, April 12, 2001.
Alice died at 3:40 a.m., in the devoted and loving care of her family and
the Marshall County Hospice.
A Marshall County resident since 1949, coming from Washington, Ind.,
Alice and her family has resided on King Road the past 33 years.
Born the daughter of Earl P. and Cecelia B. Gootee Walker on July 6,
1929, in Washington, Ind., Alice attended Epsom and Alfordsville, Ind.,
schools, graduating in 1947.
On April 17, 1948, in St. Patrick's Church in Corning, Ind., Alice
and Charles D. Martin were married.
A busy, energetic person with a great sense of humor, she had worked
as a Sears sales clerk and as a cashier at Gas America. She was also
a librarian at Lincoln Jr. High school, retiring in 1985.
Her grandchildren were all very dear to Alice. She especially
enjoyed taking walks with them. She made it a point to be present for almost
all of their activities. Alice was fond of needlepoint work and collected
Alice enjoyed traveling, she and her husband visited Germany twice
and spent many winters in Texas.
An excellent golfer, she enjoyed playing the game with her husband
and family, many times outranking them all. She was the Northern
Indiana Director of The Golf Card for Seniors. At Plymouth Rock she
was the A Flight Champion known for her long drives and was a popular choice
in scramble play.
A member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Alice was past-president
and a member of the Altar Rosary Society and Harvest House. She was
a member of the Women of the Moose, Plymouth Lodge 1355 and the NIPSCO
Alice and her husband, Charles, would have celebrated their 53rd anniversary
on Tuesday, April 17th. Charles survives her death together with
their four sons and two daughters.
The surviving families are: Richard D. and Sherri Martin and children,
Shannda, Chad and Jessica, all of Plymouth,
Charles E. and Cathy Martin and their daughters, Pamela, Erica and
Sarah, of Lakeville, Clifford L. Martin and his daughter, Heather, of Port
St. Lucie, Florida. William J. and JoAnn Martin and children, Alex
and Lauren, all of Bourbon, Mary Anne and Steve Hepler and sons, Nicholas
and Anthony Levechio, all of Bourbon, and Susan K. and William Allen and
their sons, Cord and Jace, all of Plymouth. Alice was also able to
enjoy her great-granddaughter, Taylor Saxon.
Two brothers, Harold and his wife, Louise Walker, of Port Charlotte,
Fla., and Ambrose and Mary Ruth Walker, Washington, Ind., and a sister,
Mary and Harold Seal of Cannelburg, Ind., several nieces and nephews also
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, one brother LeRoy Walker
and a sister Carol Walker.
Friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, April 14,
2001, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan
St., Plymouth. A Rosary Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, April
16, 2001, at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 625 N. Center St., Plymouth.
Father Anthony Gillespie, pastor of St. Michael's will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Alice's memory may be made to the Marshall County
Hospice or the Lymphoma Foundation P.O. Box 15335 Chevy Chase, MD
D. Keith Dillingham
November 17, 1915 - April 13, 2001
D. Keith Dillingham, 85, residing on Webster Ave., died at 1:34 a.m.,
on Friday, April 13, 2001, in Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Keith was born Nov. 17, 1915 in Bourbon to Bert and Addie Fretz Dillingham.
He was a longtime resident of the Bourbon community, moving to Plymouth
On February 27, 1938, Keith and Norma Neidlinger were married in South
Keith was a 1933 graduate of Bourbon High School, and was very active
in the Bourbon community for many years. He owned Dillingham's Grocery
for 30 years, was a past member and officer of the Bourbon Lion's club,
a charter member and past president of the Diamond K. Kiwanis club, and
past president of the Bourbon Chamber of Commerce. Keith was instrumental
in starting the Bourbon Youth Center, which was located on the second floor
of the Fire Station.
Keith was a Master Mason and past Master of Bourbon Masonic Lodge #227,
a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of South Bend, and the Mizpah
Temple of Fort Wayne.
Norma, Keith's wife of 63 years, survives, along with two sons, Tim
Dillingham of Carmel, IN and Lew and Lonnie Dillingham of Germantown, TN.
Two granddaughters, Rebecca and Jack Waldron of Noblesville, IN and Leslie
Dillingham of Germantown, TN, a grandson, Brad Dillingham of Indianapolis,
IN, a step-grandson, Michael Fant of Cordova, TN, and a great-grandson,
John Timothy Waldron also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Stephan Keith Dillingham;
a granddaughter, Beth Ann Dillingham; a brother, Robert W. Dillingham;
one half-brother and three half-sisters.
Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April
16, 2001, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St.,
Plymouth, and one hour prior to services in the church on Tuesday.
Services, officiated by the Rev. Larry Houseman, will be Tuesday, April
17, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., in the First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Michigan
St., Plymouth, where Keith was a member.
Burial will follow in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Keith's name may be made to The First United Methodist
Emma M. Arnold
November 20, 1918 - April 17, 2001
PLYMOUTH - Emma M. Arnold, 83, a former resident of LaPaz and the Shady
Rest Home, died of natural causes at 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2001,
in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, 222 Parkview Drive, Plymouth.
Emma was born the daughter of Willard and Edith Mae Penny Evans in
Tippecanoe, Ohio, on November 20, 1918. She attended Ohio schools.
On November 16, 1956, in LaPaz, Emma and Levi S. Arnold were married.
Levi died on October 12, 1995.
She was a homemaker. Emma left no immediate family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her spouse.
Visitation in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan
St., Plymouth, will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2001.
Emma's funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Charles Krieg, pastor
of the Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church, will follow visitation
at 2 p.m.
Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Lura Aldene Cline
August 24, 1915 - April 19, 2001
BREMEN - Lifetime Marshall County resident, Lura Aldene Cline, 85,
residing in the LaPaz/Bremen area since 1947, died at her residence, 10850
U.S. 6 West, in the company of her devoted husband, at 2 a.m. on Thursday,
April 19, 2001. Lura had been in failing health for the past four
years and died of an apparent heart attack.
She was born in Linkville on August 24, 1915, the daughter of James
Lester and Edna Ruth Kreighbaum Wade. She was a graduate of LaPaz
High School with the class of 1934.
On November 7, 1936, in Syracuse, Ind., Lura and Nelson D. Cline were
married. A homemaker, she farmed with her husband. They were
former Farm Bureau Co-op members.
Talking with her friends on the telephone was a favorite pastime of
Lura's. She was a homebody and had lived a Christian life.
In times past she liked to bake for friends and family.
She had been a member of the Walkerton United Pentecostal Church for
Lura is survived by her husband and their daughter and son-in-law,
Julia R. and Greg W. Davis, DeKalb, Illinois. Two granddaughters,
Dawn and Haley Davis also survive.
A sister living in LaPaz, Vivian Jean and her husband, Harry Shidler,
and Bremen brother and sisters-in-laws: Wilfred L. and Elfreda Cline and
Helen Klinedinst survive as well, together with several nieces and nephews.
Lura was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday evening, April 20, 2001,
from 6 to 8 p.m., and again on Saturday, April 21, 2001, from 1 to 2 p.m.
at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth Ind.
Funeral services for Lura will follow the Saturday visitation at 2
p.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Arnold Smith, pastor of the Walkerton
United Pentecostal Church.
Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Lura's memory may be made to the Walkerton United
Pentecostal Church 1174 Lake Street, Walkerton, Ind. 46574 or the
DeKalb United Pentecostal Church 1120 S. 7th Street DeKalb, Ill.
Anna M. Donohue
December 9, 1912 - April 20, 2001
PLYMOUTH - Anna M. "Ann" Donohue, 88, 700 Rex St., Plymouth,
died of natural causes at 1:10 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2001 in Miller's
Merry Manor, Plymouth. Ann was a 45-year resident of Plymouth, coming
from New York, N.Y. and Southbridge, Mass.
She was born in New York city, N.Y., on December 9, 1912, the daughter
of John Terhune and Theresa McCoy Terhune. She graduated from Washington
Irving High School in Manhattan and attended business school for one year.
Ann was married to Robert Hansen, who died in 1951. She
later married Walter Donohue . Walter died on December 1, 1966.
Ann was a bank teller for twenty years with the Marshall County Building
& Loan. She also worked for 12 years in the Valley American Bank
of South Bend.
She was a movie buff, enjoying the silver screen. She loved to
knit and crochet.
She was a member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Plymouth and
a former member of the Women of the Moose, Plymouth.
Ann is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Roberta "Bobbie" and
Karl Anderson, Plymouth.
Two granddaughters and their husbands also survive. They are:
Melanie and Thomas Van Dyck, Ft. Wayne, and Andrea and Jeff Lightfoot,
Indianapolis. A grandson and his wife, Michael and Lauren Rizzo of
Portland, Ore., and two great-granddaughters, Lindsey and Emily Van Dyck
and a great-grandson, Connor Lightfoot, also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouses and two children:
John A. "Jack" Hansen, a son, and Judy Rizzo, a daughter. Louis Rizzo,
a son-in-law, four brothers and four sisters have also died.
Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. , on Sunday, April
22, 2001, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St.,
Plymouth. A prayer service will be held following visitation at 7
The Mass of Christian Burial for Ann will be on Monday, April 23 ,
2001, at 1 o'clock in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 625 N. Center
St., Plymouth. Father Anthony Gillespie, pastor of St. Michael's,
Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Ann's memory may be made to St. Michael's Mission
2000 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Harley O. Rice Sr.
December 10, 1919 - April 20, 2001
Lake Station - Harley O. Rice, Sr., 90, of 2560 Wells St., Lake Station,
died Friday, April 20, 2001, at his residence.
Harley was born on December 10, 1910 in Tiosa, IN, to A. J. and Hannah
He retired in 1972 as a construction supervisor with NIPSCO.
Harley was a talented musician and played with various bands in the
area, also on area radio stations and on WLS National Barn Dance.
He was a life member of the Musicians Union; Lake Station Senior Citizens;
AOPA Pilot Aircraft and Pilot's Association.
Survivors are his loving wife of 69 years, Pearl, of Lake Station;
three daughters, Madalyn and John Miller of Portage Twp.; Juanita and Bruce
Ross of Lansing, IL; and Betty and Jim Klassen of Valparaiso; 17 grandchildren
and 37 great grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Myrtle Rice of Tucumcari,
New Mexico, and a cousin, Edna Dubois of Argos, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Harley, Jr. and
Alan J. Rice; a grandson, Bryan Miller; two brothers, Alva and Paul; and
a sister, Mary "Bonnie" Sissel.
Friends may visit with the family on Monday, April 23, 2001 from 3
to 9 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Ave, Portage,
IN, and on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100
N. Michigan St., Plymouth, IN, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Funeral sevices, officiated by the Rev. Gerald T. Walworth will
follow visitation at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral Home.
Burial will follow in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth, IN.
Memorial gifts in Harley's memory may be made to: Mary Bartz VNA Hospice;
The First Church of the Nazarene in Hobart, IN; or to the charity of the
Dorothy M. Lohse
February 2, 1922 - April 26, 2001
PLYMOUTH, IND. - Dorothy M. Lohse, 79, a resident of Walnut Creek Care
Facility, Plymouth, the past two years, died of natural causes at 5:50
a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2001 in the company of her family at the care
Dorothy had resided at 14027 12th Rd. Plymouth, coming from Hammond,
Ind. with her husband in 1947. Born February 2, 1922 in Hammond,
the daughter of Shirley Tratebas and Margaret Klemsman Tratebas, Dorothy
graduated from Hammond Tech School.
On August 23, 1941, in Hammond, she was married to Wilbert H. Lohse.
Wilbert died on October 10, 1993.
Dorothy was a homemaker who enjoyed raising her family and living a
Christian life. She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran church of
Plymouth since 1947. One favorite personal past time was embroidery.
Survivors include three sons and one daughter. Her sons and daughter-in-laws
are; Clyde J. and Barbara Lohse of Argos, Ind. James W. and Carol Lohse
of Leesburg, Ind. and David L. and Carol Lohse of Plymouth. Her daughter
Shirley M. Hardesty resides in Huntington, Ind. Eleven grandchildren,
twenty great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse and a son-in-law,
Visitation with her family will be on Friday, April 27, 2001, from
4 - 8 p.m. in the Johnson - Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St.,
Plymouth and on Saturday, April 28, 2001 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Calvary
Lutheran Church, 1314 N. Michigan St., Plymouth where services will be
held at 11 a.m. Pastor Steven Resner and Vicar Robert Bower will
Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Mardell E. Druzik
August 31, 1943 - May 4, 2001
Mardell E. Druzik, 57, suffered an aneurysm at home in the company
of family on Saturday, April 28th and was taken by air ambulance to Parkview
Hospital, Ft. Wayne where she died following surgery and complications
at 8 a.m. Friday, May 04, 2001. Mardell was a giver, and although
her life was to short and left us to soon, she continued to share with
others even in death. According to her wishes she was entered into
the Organ Donor Program and will provide renewed life for others.
Mardell has resided at 8300 St. Rd. 17 since 1993 coming from the Chicago
area. She was born the daughter of Robert A. and Theresa A. Marx
Girmscheid in Chicago on August 31, 1943. She graduated from the
St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 1961 and attended the Sacred Heart College
in Wichita, Kansas.
On October 10, 1964 she and Jack J. Druzik were married in Chicago,
he survives. Mardell worked as a secretary for the Maintenance and
Engineering Dept. of the South Chicago Community Hospital for 20 years.
She then became involved with the Chicago Institute for Spiritual Leadership
and after moving to Plymouth served as a secretary for the Kaleidoscope
Her grandchildren were very special to her and she enjoyed baking and
flower gardening, often in the company of her pet dog "Snooky". Mardell
was a former member of Annunciata Catholic Church in Chicago and a current
member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Plymouth, where she was involved
in the Altar Rosary Society. She was a dedicated volunteer with the
Marshall County Hospice program, the Horse Assisted Therapy for Handicap
Children and Chapter 1355 Women of the Moose.
Survivors include her loving husband of 37 years, three beloved daughters
and five precious grandchildren. Daughters; Deborah A. Hinds and
children Justin J. and Valerie of Orland Park, Ill., Renee and Jim Lemanski
and children Nicholas, Jimmy and Marcus Lemanski of Lisle, Ill., Deanna
and Gene Hixson of Collierville, Tenn. Three brothers and two sisters
also survive; her brothers are: Robert Girmscheid of Maryland, Lew and
Joan Girmscheid of Batavia, Ill., Bert and Sue Girmscheid of Scottsdale,
Arizona and sisters: Sr. Verene Girmscheid O.S.F. of Hammond, Ind. and
Gerri and Walt Draus of Lombard, Ill. Numerous nieces and nephews survive
along with Mardell's mother-in-law, Virginia A. Druzik and sister-in-law,
Judi Druzik both of Plainfield, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Theresa Girmscheid.
Friends are invited to visit with family on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 from
2 - 8 p.m. in the Johnson - Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St.
Plymouth, where a Prayer Service will be held following visitation at 8
p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by family
friend Fr. Joe Carey C.S.C. of Notre Dame and Pastor Anthony Gillespie
at 11 a.m. Wed., May 9, 2001 in St. Michael's Catholic Church, 625 N. Center
Preferred memorial gifts in Mardell's memory may be made to the Marshall
County Hospice Program 112 S. Center Street Suite C. Plymouth, Indiana
46563 or NIRHA - Horse Assisted Therapy for Handicap Children P.O. Box
81 Donaldson, Indiana 46513
April 17, 1910 - May 4, 2001
Georgiana Hrabal, 91, died of natural causes at 8:50 p.m. on Friday,
May 4, 2001, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Georgiana
had lived at Walnut Creek Care Center, 309 Kingston Ave., since October,
1999, coming from Garden Court West.
Born in Chicago, Ill. on April 17, 1910, Georgiana was the daughter
of Charles and Antonia Filip Zacharda. She attended Grovertown schools.
On August 11, 1927, in Knox, Georgiana and Joseph Hrabal were married.
Joseph died on July 13, 1963.
From 1964 to 1975, Georgiana became known as one of the "Pie Ladies"
at the ever popular Schori's Restaurant in Plymouth.
She was clever with her hands not only with baked goods: she enjoyed
flower gardening, crocheting and creating needle-embroidered pictures.
Each grandbaby received an original handmade gift at their birth, made
lovingly by Georgiana.
She had been involved as a volunteer with the Parkview Hospital auxiliary,
the Friends of the Library and the Braille Bible work at Calvary Lutheran
Four daughters survive their mother's death. They are: Helen
Wentz, Largo, Fla., Evelyn Jacobs, Bourbon, Violet Clemons, Fredonia, N.Y.,
and Barbara and James Strycker, Plymouth.
Five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren also survive together
with a sister, Valasta Hanover, St. Paul, Minn.
Georgiana was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and Libby
Winje, a sister.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, May 10, 2001, from 10
to 11 a.m. at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St.,
Funeral services will follow visitation at the funeral home at 11 a.m.,
conducted by the Rev. Maurice Grindle, pastor of the Trinity United Methodist
Burial will be in the Grovertown Cemetery, Grovertown.
Memorial gifts in Georgiana's memory may be made to the St. Joseph
Regional Medical Center.
Charlotte V. Miller
October 26, 1913 - May 4, 2001
Eighty-seven year old Charlotte V. Miller, died of natural causes at
4:55 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2001, in the Ironwood Health and Rehabilitation
Center, South Bend, Ind., where she had been a resident since Monday.
Charlotte was a former resident at 234 E. Lake St. Plymouth and, most recently,
of the Walnut Creek Care Center, Plymouth.
Charlotte was born October 26, 1913, in Jacksonville, Fla., to Ralph
Charles Miller and Vesta Snowdrop Knowles Miller-Sherman. She attended
high school in Chicago, Ill., and moved to Plymouth with her family in
Never married, from 1940 to 1952, Charlotte worked at the Ball Band
company in Mishawaka, often working 12 hours a day. For the next
2 years she worked at the Kingsbury Ordinance Plant, 1953-55. She
next worked at American Optical Company in Plymouth before retiring twenty
years later, in 1975.
She loved nature. Her favorite hobby was watching and feeding
the birds and raccoons who visited her yard in the evening. She kept
pretty close to home and enjoyed cats and dogs, particularly, "Baby," her
last and most favored cat.
Charlotte is survived by several nieces and nephews.
They are: David and Cheryl Lee, New Carlisle, Ind., Richard and Peggy
Lee and Ron and Virginia Sischo, all of Austin, Texas, and Walter
and Mary Jane DeBates, Mishawaka. Also surviving are William
and Sharon Lee and Stephen and Terry Lee, all of Plymouth and Barbara "Sharlene"
Blackwood, Las Vegas, NV.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and brother-in-law,
Virginia and Omer Lee.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 8, 2001, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the
New Oakhill Chapel, Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. James Pippenger, pastor of
the Argos Bethel Tabernacle, will follow visitation in the chapel at 11
a.m. Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery.
The Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth
is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial gifts in Charlotte's memory may be made to the Marshall County