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Denise Baughman 
Feb. 1, 1956-Jan. 14, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Denise (Kisrow) Baughman, 41, of Ruth Avenue, died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital. The cause of death is under investigation by the St. Joseph County Coroner's Office. Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Sailors and Ashley Emler, both of South Bend; two sons, Shane Packer and Lucas Packer, both of South Bend; her parents, Dorothy Olson of South Bend and Lee Kisrow of Lake Hills, Fla.; three sisters, Kay Moss of Elkhart, Stephanie Kinsella of Clearwater, Fla., and Karen Minor of Osceola; and four brothers, Arthur Kisrow of Collinsville, Ill., Michael Siade of South Bend and Vincent Kisrow and Anthony Kisrow, both of Mishawaka. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Guisinger Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, where friends may call two hours before services. 

Nancy T. Ervin 
Jan. 13, 1937-Jan. 13, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Nancy T. Ervin, 61, of Humboldt Street, died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital after an illness. She is survived by a son, Laddie B. of San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Jan C. Blazi of South Bend; and a brother, Geoffery R. Trace of San Diego. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Monday in Hickey Funeral Home, 17131 Cleveland Road. There will be no visitation. 

Jerome H. Hayes 
July 11, 1936-Jan. 12, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Jerome H. Hayes, 61, of 628 W. Western Ave., died Monday in his home of natural causes. Survivors include his wife, Bernice of Memphis, Tenn.; a son, Jerome H. Jr. of South Bend; his mother, Ann Sundgren of Scotts Valley, Calif.; and two sisters, Virginia Briggins of South Bend and Julia Armstrong-Zwart of Santa Cruz, Calif. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Clark Funeral Chapel. There will be no visitation. 

Elizabeth A. Hensley 
April 24, 1914-Jan. 15, 1998 
MISHAWAKA--Elizabeth A. Hensley, 83, of Fountainview Health Care Center, died Thursday in the center. She is survived by a sister, Phoebe Slayer of Walkerton. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. today in Fairview Cemetery. There is no visitation. Bubb Funeral Chapel North is handling arrangements. 

Michael F. Kelley 
March 12, 1945-Jan. 13, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Michael F. Kelley, 52, of Middleburg, Fla., formerly of South Bend, died Tuesday in Orange Park (Fla.) Medical Center, after an apparent heart attack. Survivors include his wife, Sarah; his mother, Clare Kelley of Lake Worth, Fla.; and two sisters, Judy and Kathy. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holly Hill Funeral Home, Middleburg, where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today. 

Andrew James Mitchell-Donahoe 
Jan. 13, 1998 
MISHAWAKA--Andrew James Mitchell-Donahoe, infant son of Piper Marie Mitchell and Scott James Donahoe, of 4500 Hickory Road, was dead at birth Tuesday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Private graveside services will be held today. Halbritter Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

Samuel E. Morrow 
Jan. 1, 1921-Jan. 14, 1998 
MISHAWAKA--Samuel Eugene Morrow, 77, of West Jefferson Boulevard, died Wednesday in his home. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Sanders) King-Morrow; a daughter, Brenda Jean Church of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two sons, Dannie E. of Niles and John F. of Mishawaka; two sisters, Lucille Poque of Mishawaka and Exah McMinnimen of Paragould, Ark.; and two brothers, Ellis of Paragould and Billy Joe of Fort Worth, Texas. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in College Park Missionary Church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today in Chapel Hill Funeral Home. 

Daniel L. O'Donnell 
July 30, 1937-Jan. 12, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Daniel L. O'Donnell, 60, of Terre Haute, Ind., formerly of South Bend, died Monday in Columbia Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. Survivors include his wife, Wanda L.; three daughters, Peggy Cox of Indianapolis, Patty Hoover of Middlebury and Kathy Borowicz of Stephen, Minn.; a sister, Sue Slater of Nappanee; and a brother, Larry "Mickey" of Los Angeles. Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, where friends may call from 2 to 3:45 p.m. Sunday. 

Martin O. Schmidt 
Aug. 4, 1950-Jan. 15, 1998 
OSCEOLA--Martin O. Schmidt, 47, of Brems Court, died Thursday in his home after an illness. He is survived by his wife, Genowefa "Genny" (Olszewski); two sons, Christopher M. and William T., both of South Bend; two sisters, Tammy L. Guennel and Susan E. Schmidt, both of South Bend; and five brothers, Terry L. of Mishawaka, Richard K. of Terre Haute, Ted A. of Elkhart and Timothy P. and Steven E., both of Osceola. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, South Bend. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday in Hickey Funeral Home, 17131 Cleveland Road, and one hour before services Sunday in the church. 

Marie J. Tasher 
Dec. 22, 1920-Jan. 13, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Marie Jane Tasher, 77, of Irvine, Calif., formerly of South Bend, died Tuesday in Fountain Village Care Center, Lake Forest, Calif. She is survived by a daughter, Lucienne M. Poff of Blythe, Calif.; and three sons, Dr. Dean C. of Escondido, Calif., William C. of Irvine and Jeffery J. of Sacramento, Calif. Memorial services were held Wednesday in Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, Calif. Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, handled arrangements. 

Laura L. Collier 
Jan. 17, 1940-Jan. 15, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Laura Lucille Collier, 57, of 24940 Wright Road, died Thursday in her home of natural causes. Survivors include her husband, Clarence; four daughters, Linda Smith, Betty Manning and Eloise Collier, all of South Bend, and Lillie Fellows of Dallas; and a sister, Emma Turner of Robbins, Ill. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Second Baptist Church. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in Alford's Mortuary. 

Edward P. Epler 
Oct. 7, 1914-Jan. 11, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Edward P. Epler, 83, of Denver, formerly of South Bend, died Sunday in his home. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a daughter, Betty Collins of Denver; three sons, Jerry and Tom, both of Seattle, and Jim of Hebron, Ind.; and two sisters, Charlotte Stalder of Falls City, Neb., and Ruth Willemin of South Bend. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Warren-Bohlender Funeral Chapel, Denver, is handling arrangements. 

Irene C. James 
Nov. 10, 1906-Jan. 16, 1998 
MISHAWAKA--Irene C. James, 91, of 12396 Dunn Road, died Friday in Elkhart General Hospital. Survivors include two daughters, Marjory E. Criffield of Mishawaka and Edith A. Dagraffreed of Bristol; and a son, David A. of Elkhart. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Chapel Hill Funeral Home, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. 

Betty L. Montgomery 
Feb. 22, 1931-Jan. 16, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Betty L. Montgomery, 66, of Orkney Court, died Friday in St. Joseph's Medical Center after an illness. Survivors include her husband, Richard Sr.; a daughter, Jean Divine of Mishawaka; three sons, Richard Jr. of Mishawaka, Gregory A. of North Liberty and Brian of South Bend; a sister, Esther Robinson of South Bend; and a brother, Herman Bole of Phoenix. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in New Life Baptist Church, Osceola. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Guisinger Colonial Chapel Funeral Home. 

Michael A. Peden 
June 12, 1951-Jan. 15, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Michael A. Peden, 46, of North Huey Street, died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Hospital of natural causes. Survivors include his wife, Judy K. (Hayden); four daughters; two sons; his parents, Beverly and James D. Peden of Mishawaka; and two brothers, Stephen E. of South Bend and Jeffrey R. of Elkhart. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Palmer Funeral Home, where friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

Rochell Powell 
Feb. 16, 1921-Jan. 15, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Rochell Powell, 76, of North Adams Street, died Thursday in his home. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Ann Gray of Indianapolis; three sons, William T. and Glenn L., both of Indianapolis, and Lawrence B. of South Bend; and a brother, Tom of Chicago. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, where friends may call one hour before services. Alford's Mortuary is handling arrangements. 

Lyle W. Scott 
March 8, 1919-Jan. 13, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Lyle W. Scott, 78, of 722 Juniper Place, died at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday following a house fire in his home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Glasgo Cemetery, Glasgo, Ill. There will be no visitation. Hanley & Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements. 

Juanita C. Siri 
Sept. 22, 1928-Jan. 16, 1998 
MISHAWAKA--Juanita C. Siri, 69, of Regency Place Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, formerly of East 12th Street, died Friday in the center. Survivors include two daughters, Debra Johannes of Brookfield, Wis., and Sylvia Leek of Warsaw; a son, Linden S. of Orlando, Fla.; and three sisters, Terri Florence of Alabama, and Constance Wilson and Cecelia Schmucker, both of Mishawaka. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Hahn Funeral Home, where friends may call two hours before services. 

Chester A. Staszewski 
March 2, 1922-Jan. 15, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Chester A. Staszewski, 75, of Caroline Street, died Thursday in St. Joseph Community Hospital, Mishawaka. Survivors include his wife, Sally D. (Phillips); three daughters, Linda Kuzmicz and Pamela Wills, both of South Bend, and Ann Staszewski of Indianapolis; a son, David E. of South Bend; a sister, Margaret Zielinski of South Bend; and a brother, Hillary of South Bend. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in St. Joseph Funeral Home, 1827 E. Ireland Road, where a rosary will be said at 3 p.m. 

Lucille H. Stull 
May 17, 1911-Jan. 14, 1998 
MISHAWAKA--Lucille H. Stull, 86, of Fountainview Place Nursing Home, died Wednesday in the nursing home. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 N. William St., South Bend. There will be no visitation. 

Bernice Wojciechowski 
Dec. 24, 1909-Jan. 15, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Bernice Wojciechowski, 88, of Kosciuszko Street, died Thursday in St. Joseph's Medical Center. Survivors include three daughters, Angela Switalski of South Bend, Helen Malicki of Dayton, Ohio, and Ann M. Mucha of Nashville, Tenn.; a son, Daniel of South Bend; and a brother, Edwin Kapsa of South Bend. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Hedwig's Catholic Church. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday in St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 S. Mayflower Road, where a rosary will be said at 4 p.m. 

Phyllis J. Wroblewski 
April 22, 1929-Jan. 16, 1998 
MISHAWAKA--Phyllis J. Wroblewski, 68, of Locust Street, died Friday in St. Joseph's Medical Center, South Bend. Survivors include a daughter, Christine M. Vandygriff of Osceola; and a son, Patrick J. of Valparaiso. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Monica's Catholic Church. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in Bubb Funeral Chapel North, 3910 N. Main St., where a wake service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. 

Nina L. Boyles 
April 21, 1911-Jan. 18, 1998 
NEW CARLISLE -- Nina L. Boyles, 86, of Chicago Trail Village, died Sunday in Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home. Survivors include a daughter, Marie Boyles of New Carlisle; and a son, Robert of South Bend. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 N. William St., South Bend, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. 

Mary L. Carroll 
April 3, 1910-Jan. 18, 1998 
MISHAWAKA -- Mary L. Carroll, 87, of Colony Court, died at 5:27 a.m. Sunday in Cardinal Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, South Bend. Survivors include her husband, James; five daughters, Wanda Stryker and Sue Swihart, both of Mishawaka, Louise Conway of Orlando, Fla., Paulette Kuzmanovich of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Thersia Young of Summerfield, Fla.; and two sons, James and Roy, both of Mishawaka. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Twin City Baptist Church. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Bubb Funeral Chapel North, 3910 N. Main St. 

Daniel N. Hysell 
Nov. 26, 1922-Jan. 18, 1998 
MISHAWAKA -- Daniel N. Hysell, 75, of Currant Road, died Sunday in St. Joseph Community Hospital. He is survived by a daughter, Lisa R. Hysell of Mishawaka; a son, Daniel L. of Osceola; and two sisters, Ramona Good of Vandalia and Mercedes VanOver of Florida. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Bubb Funeral Chapel North, 3910 N. Main St., where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. 

Alex J. Jankowski 
Feb. 8, 1915-Jan. 17, 1998 
SOUTH BEND -- Alex "Al" J. Jankowski, 82, of South Camden Street, died Saturday in St. Joseph's Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Esther (Pietraszewski); a daughter, Carole Coffman of Granger; a sister, Theresa Sieczko of Niles; and a brother, Leo of Livonia, Mich. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Adalbert Catholic Church. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 S. Mayflower Road, where a rosary will be said at 4 p.m. 

Ronald E. Jordan 
June 9, 1941-Jan. 17, 1998 
MISHAWAKA -- Ronald E. "Gene" Jordan, 56, of 915 W. Jefferson Blvd., died Saturday in St. Joseph's Medical Center, South Bend, of natural causes. Survivors include a son, Loren of San Diego; his mother, Ruby Jordan of Mishawaka; five sisters, Rachel Grice of Niles, Rosemary Kline, Ruthann Wasson and Ruby Naragon, all of South Bend, and Roberta Porman of Mishawaka; and two brothers, Roy of Irons, Mich., and Roger of Mishawaka. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Pifer-Smith Funeral Home, Niles, where friends may call one hour before services. 

Irene M. Leavens 
April 19, 1913-Jan. 18, 1998 
MISHAWAKA--Irene M. Leavens, 84, of West 10th Street, died Sunday in St. Joseph's Medical Center, South Bend. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Gruber of South Bend. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Bavo's Catholic Church. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Hahn Funeral Home, where a rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. 

Betty A. Urbanski 
Aug. 27, 1933-Jan. 17, 1998 
SOUTH BEND -- Betty A. Urbanski, 64, of South St. Joseph Street, died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Joseph A.; two daughters, Cathy Szerencse and Cindy Plank, both of South Bend; two sons, James and Jeffrey, both of South Bend; and two brothers, Frank Koloszar Jr. and Robert Koloszar, both of South Bend. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Funeral Home, 1827 E. Ireland Road, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.


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