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Ralph F. Bailey
March 13, 1917-Jan. 18, 1998 
ROCHESTER -- Ralph F. Bailey, 80, of Four Seasons Mobile Estates, died Sunday in his home. Survivors include his wife, Ocelia (Emigh); a daughter, Deirdre Bailey of Riverside, Calif.; a son, Michael of Placentia, Calif.; and a brother, Donald of Harrisonburg, Va. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in Zimmerman Family Funeral Home and one hour before services Wednesday in the church. 

Richard J. Beneke 
June 9, 1943-Jan. 15, 1998 
DOWAGIAC -- Richard Jack Beneke, 54, of Statesville, N.C., formerly of Dowagiac, died Thursday in Duke Hospital, Durham, N.C., of natural causes. Survivors include his wife, Sandra (Gowen); two daughters, Cindy Antos of Niles and Debbie Erickson of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; a sister, Carol Zeider of Lincoln, Neb.; and five brothers, Herman Jr. of Dowagiac, Ralph of Niles, Wayne of Ann Arbor, Daniel of Decatur and Paul of Battle Creek, Mich. Services were held Monday in St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, Statesville. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Buchanan. Swem Funeral Home, Buchanan, is handling arrangements. 

Joseph F. Brady 
Feb. 2, 1920-Jan. 19, 1998 
KEWANNA -- Joseph F. Brady, 77, of 111 S. Smith St., died Monday in Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso. Survivors include his wife, Edith; a daughter, Marty Collins of Kewanna; two sons, Walter of Rochester and Les of Kewanna; three sisters, Wenifred Marquess and Kay Harrison, both of Monticello, Ind., and Lucy Mull of Idaville, Ind.; and a brother, Russell of Delphi, Ind. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Harrison-Metzger Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday. 

Stanley A. Brumfield Jr. 
Aug. 1, 1925-Jan. 18, 1998 
NILES -- Stanley Arthur Brumfield Jr., 72, of 1346 Cass St., died Sunday in Holy Cross Care and Rehabilitation Center, South Bend. Survivors include his wife, Agnes (Mitchell); a daughter, Cheryl Radtka of Greenfield, Ind.; five sons, Stephen of New Baltimore, Mich., Timothy of Niles, Gerald of Cairo, Egypt, David of Akron, Ohio, and John of Elkhart; two sisters, Betty Miller and Shirley Pinch, both of Niles; and a brother, Donald of Pennsylvania. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Hoven Funeral Home, where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today. 

Robert L. Cash Jr. 
Feb. 20, 1915-Jan. 15, 1998 
LAPORTE--Robert Lee Cash Jr., 82, of 113 McClung Road, died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday in his home. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Shark of LaPorte; and two sons, Jessie and Chester R., both of LaPorte. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Haverstock Funeral Home, where friends may call 7 to 8 p.m. Friday and before services Saturday. 

Jasmine M. Davis 
May 18, 1988-Jan. 18, 1998 
ELKHART -- Jasmine M. Davis, 9, daughter of Earline Hawkins of 934 W. Garfield Ave. and Gregory Davis of Chicago, died Sunday in a house fire at 919 W. Garfield. She is also survived by a brother, Antonio D. Sims at home. Services will be at noon Thursday in Calvary Church of God in Christ, where friends may call three hours before services. Billings Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

Marsha A. Fitzsimmons 
May 14, 1944-Jan. 18, 1998 
ELKHART -- Marsha A. Fitzsimmons, 53, of 1129 Princeton Blvd., died Sunday in her home of natural causes. A memorial service will be at a later date. There will be no visitation. Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Tarrian Hawkins 
June 7, 1992-Jan. 18, 1998 
Darent'sa Marie Owens 
July 2, 1990-Jan. 18, 1998 
ELKHART--Tarrian Hawkins, 5, and Darent'sa Marie Owens, 7, of 934 W. Garfield Ave., son and daughter of Earline Hawkins and Darrian Lane Owens, both of Elkhart, died Sunday in a house fire at 919 W. Garfield Ave. They are survived by a brother, Antonio D. Sims at home. Services will be at noon Thursday in Calvary Church of God in Christ, where friends may call three hours before services. Billings Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

Richard L. Hill Jr. 
Dec. 16, 1950-Jan. 18, 1998 
BERRIEN SPRINGS -- Richard L. "Rick'' Hill Jr., 47, of 8789 Valley View Drive, died Sunday in Lakeland Continuing Care Center, Berrien Center, following an illness. Survivors include his father, Richard L. Sr. of Berrien Springs; and two sisters, Karen Gyles of Jackson, Mich., and Connie Rhea of Ocoee, Fla. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Allred Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

Margaret J. Hodgens 
June 18, 1906-Jan. 17, 1998 
NILES -- Margaret J. Hodgens, 91, of North 12th Street, died Saturday in Lakeland Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Halbritter Funeral Home, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. 

Peter Jacobi 
Jan. 8, 1914-Jan. 17, 1998 
LAPORTE -- Peter Jacobi, 84, of Oakland, Calif., formerly of LaPorte, died Saturday in University of California Hospital, San Francisco. Survivors include a daughter, Paula Jacobi of Evanston, Ill.; and five sons, Dr. Mark of Michigan City, Harold of Brentwood, Calif., David of Ann Arbor, William of Seattle and Norman of Sunnyvale, Calif. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Cutler Funeral Home, where friends may call two hours before services. 

Irene L. Lambright 
Nov. 6, 1918-Jan. 17, 1998 
MIDDLEBURY--Irene L. Lambright, 79, of 205 Crystal Valley Drive, died Saturday in St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne, as a result of injuries received in a fire in her home Jan. 4. Survivors include two daughters, Theora Graber of Middlebury and Dorcas Carter of Indianapolis; a son, Loren of Conroe, Texas; four sisters, Maureen Mishler of Elkhart, Alvera Clark of Fort Wayne and Ruth Miller and Arlene Mast, both of Goshen; and two brothers, Richard Eash of San Antonio and Ralph Eash of Goshen. Services will be at 10 a.m. today in First Mennonite Church of Middlebury. Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Joel H. Lewis 
May 30, 1910-Jan. 19, 1998 
PLYMOUTH -- Joel H. Lewis, 87, of 406 Charles St., died Monday in his home. Survivors include three daughters, Lois Lanham and Judy Pietrzak, both of South Bend, and Charon Myers of Stevensville; three sisters, Harriet Harrell and Evabelle Enyart, both of Rochester, and Sarah Young of Lansing; and two brothers, Clyde of Logansport, Ind., and Jack of Rochester. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. 

James L. Marshall 
Sept. 30, 1928-Jan. 18, 1998 
WARSAW -- James L. Marshall, 69, of 601 N. Colfax St., died at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, in his home. Survivors include five daughters, Cheryl Wallen of Illiopolis, Ill., Wanda Penn and Ellen Hoffer, both of Warsaw, Rita Johnson of Ulysses, Kan., and Tina Skaggs of Liberal, Kan.; a son, James T. of Burket; three sisters, Nancy Howard of Warsaw, Beth Kreutel of Long Beach, Calif., and Mollie England of Pierceton; and a brother, Alvin of Warsaw. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, where friends may call two hours before services. 

Janice E. McLain 
March 1, 1941-Jan. 19, 1998 
LAGRANGE--Janice E. (Friend) McLain, 56, of Life Care Center, formerly of Orland, Ind., died at 2:25 a.m. Monday in the center. Survivors include a daughter, Dana Stayner of Rome City; a son, Chester D. of Orland; and a brother, Guy F. Friend of Orland. Services will be at a later date. There will be no visitation. Frurip-May Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

Leon R. Mills 
April 15, 1949-Jan. 17, 1998 
MILL CREEK -- Leon Roy Mills, 48, of 2302 S. Taylor Road, died Saturday in LaPorte Hospital, of natural causes. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; two daughters, Beth E. Rensberger of North Liberty and Gloria K. Mills of West Lafayette, Ind.; his mother, Deloris Moulton of LaPorte; three sisters, Debra Moulton of Terre Haute, Ind., Billie M. Kobos of LaPorte and Betty J. Olson of Chesterton; and a brother, Daniel J. of Atascadero, Calif. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Cutler Funeral Home, where friends may call from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. today and before services Wednesday. 

Gladys C. Moore 
Aug. 2, 1906-Jan. 17, 1998 
CENTREVILLE--Gladys C. Moore, 91, of Fairview Living Centre, died Saturday in the center. She is survived by a sister, Frances Jones of Lansing. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Centreville United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today in Eley Funeral Home. 

Macintosh Lamont O'Dell 
July 1, 1989-Jan. 18, 1998 
Makeshia M. O'Dell 
Aug. 28, 1991-Jan. 18, 1998 
Terrance D. O'Dell 
June 20, 1992-Jan. 18, 1998 
ELKHART -- Macintosh Lamont O'Dell, 8, son, Makeshia M. O'Dell, 6, daughter, and Terrance D. O'Dell, 5, son, of Ann M. O'Dell of Elkhart, and McArthur Sims, formerly of Elkhart, died in a fire Sunday in their home at 919 W. Garfield Avenue. Surviving besides the parents is a brother, McArthur O'Dell Jr. at home. Services will be at noon Thursday in Calvary Church of God In Christ, where friends may call three hours before services. Billings Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

Pamela F. Richardson 
July 19, 1959-Jan. 18, 1998 
MICHIGAN CITY--Pamela F. Richardson, 38, of West Ninth Street, died at 7 p.m. Sunday in Life Care Center of natural causes. Survivors include a daughter, Alice C. Richardson of Michigan City; three sisters, Barbara Burns of LaPorte, and Marlene Whitehead and Lurley Hall, both of Michigan City; and a brother, Thaddeus Richardson of Fort Worth, Texas. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Root Funeral Home, where friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before services. 

Audrey L.M. Smith 
April 5, 1987-Jan. 18, 1998 
CASSOPOLIS -- Audrey Lillian Mildred Smith, 100, of 22897 Diamond Cove, died Sunday in Cass County Medical Care Facility. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Divietro of Daytona Beach, Fla., Marybeth Null of Elkhart and Opal Pletcher of Ligonier; and a son, Howard W. of Elkhart. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, Edwardsburg, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. 

Catherine L. Stickel 
May 21, 1909-Jan. 18, 1998 
ELKHART--Catherine L. Stickel, 88, of Valley View Health Care Center, died Sunday in the center. Survivors include a daughter, Lois Woodiwiss of Elkhart; and a son, Wayne M. of Elkhart. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Elkhart Valley Church of Brethren. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Rieth, Rohrer, Ehret & Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa. 

Keith H. Taylor 
April 18, 1923-Jan. 16, 1998 
MEDARYVILLE--Keith H. Taylor, 74, of 100 Pearl St., died Friday in Home Hospital, Lafayette, Ind. Survivors include his wife, Easter M; a daughter, Rita Oliver of Lafayette; two sisters, Naomi Martens of Aviedo, Fla., and Frances Dace of Orlando, Fla.; and a brother, Roger Taylor of Marysville, Tenn. Memorial services will be at a later date. There will be no visitation. Querry-Ulbricht Funeral Home, Francesville, is handling arrangements. 

Wilbur E. Wasenmiller 
Oct. 1, 1921-Jan. 16, 1998 
BERRIEN SPRINGS -- Wilbur E. Wasenmiller, 76, of New Market, Va., formerly of Berrien Springs, died Friday in his home. Survivors include his wife, Doris; two sons, Kenneth of Hedgesville, W.Va., and James of Salem, Ore.; and two sisters, Elenora Marsa of Freeport, Ill., and Lora Neumann of Berrien Springs. Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Allred Funeral Home, where friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. 

Dorothy I. Zeller 
June 25, 1917-Jan. 17, 1998 
LAPORTE--Dorothy I. Zeller, 80, of Lake Street, Edwardsburg, formerly of LaPorte, died Saturday in the home of her daughter on Lake Street. Survivors include three daughters, Rebecca L. McPherson of Edwardsburg, Zoe Ann Dorency of Westminster, Md., and Sharon K. Allen of Glendale, Ariz.; and a sister, Louise Naue of Deerfield Beach, Fla. There will be no services or visitation. Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, Edwardsburg, is handling arrangements. 

Donna R. Alvaredo 
Oct. 12, 1936-Jan. 27, 1998 
NEW CARLISLE--Donna Rae Alvaredo, 61, of Lindstrom Lane, Hudson Lake, died Tuesday in the home of her daughter in Wakarusa. She is survived by her husband, Guadalupe Alvaredo; two daughters, Tina Harter of Wakarusa and Vicki Swartzentruber of Goshen; a son, Nicholas of Three Oaks; her mother, Mabel Hixson of Nashville, Tenn.; and four sisters, Carol Lyon of Collinsville, Okla., Sandy Brumfield of Oologah, Okla., Linda Fritsch of Nashville and Connie Nine of Nappanee. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Hudson Lake Mennonite Church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Kaniewski Funeral Home, 201 S. Filbert St., and one hour before services in the church. 

Grace V. Axelberg 
April 30, 1904-Jan. 27, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Grace V. Axelberg, 93, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of South Bend, died Tuesday in Monroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala. There will be no services or visitation. Roberts Funeral Home, Ocala, is handling arrangements. 

Claud L. Brady 
July 1, 1917-Jan. 28, 1998 
GRANGER--Claud L. Brady, 80, of Saddlehorn Court, died Wednesday in his home. He is survived by his wife, Tina H.; and two daughters, Anneliese M. Foti of Elkhart and Claudia M. Brady of South Bend. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Saint Pius X Catholic Church. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in Hickey Funeral Home, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend. 

Janice K. Churchill 
Nov. 21, 1942-Jan. 28, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Janice K. Churchill, 55, of Old Spanish Trail, died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Paul J.; a daughter, Tammy Walker of Mishawaka; two sons, Kenneth Walker of Mishawaka and David Churchill of South Bend; her mother, Louise Austin of Mishawaka; two sisters, Diane Williams of Sarasota, Fla. and Gina Jackson of Harriman, Tenn.; and two brothers, Gary Whitaker of Granger and David C. Whitaker of South Bend. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Twin City Baptist Church, Mishawaka. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in Bubb Funeral Chapel North, 3910 N. Main St., Mishawaka. 

Kathy Ann Cripe 
Aug. 31, 1949-Jan. 28, 1998 
WALKERTON--Kathy Ann Cripe, 48, of 1100 Virginia St., died Wednesday in her home. She is survived by her husband, Deloyce "Sonny"; four daughters, Kathy Delaplain of Bloomington, Ind., Kitty Holland and Karol Jackson, both of Walkerton, and Kristie Beerwart of Galesburg, Ill.; three sons, Dalton D. Hunt and Nathan Cripe, both of Walkerton, and Aaron Cripe of Mishawaka; her mother, Sally (Fulfer) Bussell of Commerce, Texas; four sisters, Sally Jackson of Wills Point, Texas, Paula Bussell of Commerce, Delores Willaby of Box Springs, Texas, and Linda Hudson of Kauffman, Texas; and two brothers, Robert and Mark Bussell, both of Commerce. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Nusbaum-Elkin Funeral Home. 

Guy J. Fansler 
July 10, 1957-Jan. 27, 1998 
LAKEVILLE--Guy J. Fansler, 40, of 21059 Newton Ave., died Tuesday at U.S. 31 South and Madison Road, South Bend, after an automobile accident. He is survived by his wife, Judith A. (Kytta); a daughter, Jessica Fansler, at home; a son, Brandon, at home; his parents, Therese (Vaszari) and Jack Fansler of Lakeville; a sister, Julie Leed of Lapaz; and two brothers, Douglas of Lakeville and Shawn of South Bend. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Palmer Funeral Home, Lakeville, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. 

Wolf Lopata 
May 5, 1912-Jan. 28, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Wolf Lopata, 85, of Cardinal Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, died Wednesday in the nursing home. Survivors include his wife, Leah; two daughters, Barbara Hartman of Granger and Loretta Kotzin of Rockville, Md.; and a son, Marvin of Granger. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery, Mishawaka. There will be no visitation. 

Geraldine Milliken 
June 3, 1912-Jan. 22, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Geraldine Milliken, 85, of Bellflower, Calif., formerly of South Bend, died Jan. 22 in Woodruff Convalescent Hospital, Bellflower. She is survived by her husband, Elton J. Services were held Wednesday in Church of Our Fathers, Cypress, Calif. Forest Lawn Mortuary, Cypress, handled arrangements. 

Irene N. Miltroka 
Aug. 25, 1931-Jan. 26, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Irene Nellie Miltroka, 66, of North Elmer Street, died Monday in her home. She is survived by a daughter, Sarah Drudge of South Bend; a son, Ron Troup of Syracuse; four sisters, Mary Carter of North Liberty, Beatrice Allen of Mishawaka, Hazel Starrett of Niles and Charity Latham of LaPorte; and a brother, Robert Carson of South Bend. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Osceola, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. 

John A. Mourer 
Dec. 23, 1914-Jan. 27, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--John A. Mourer, 83, of North Manchester Drive, died Tuesday in St. Joseph's Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Lois F.; two daughters, Diane Watson of Mishawaka and Debbie Wisowaty of Itasca, Ill.; and three sisters, Charlotte Struthers of LaVerne, Calif., Bernice Hahn of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Lucille "Squee'' Routt of Leesburg, Fla. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 N. William St., where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today. 

Joseph A. Name 
Oct. 18, 1943-Jan. 23, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Joseph A. Name, 54, of North Bend, Ore., formerly of South Bend, died Jan. 23, in his home. Survivors include his wife, Melba Lois; a daughter, Jennifer L. Name of Hot Springs, Ark.; a son, Joseph L. of Little Rock, Ark.; and three sisters, Carolyn Myers of South Bend, Deloras Johnson of Kokomo and Barbara Cashen of Mesa, Ariz. Memorial services will be at a later date in South Bend. Myrtle Grove Funeral Service, North Bend, is handling arrangements. 

Laura M. Paprocki 
Aug. 20, 1916-Jan. 28, 1998 
SOUTH BEND--Laura M. Paprocki, 81, of Mulberry Road, died Wednesday in Holy Cross Health and Rehabilitation Center. She is survived by a daughter, Josephine Rzepnicki of South Bend; and three sisters, Stella Schultz, Alice Huff and Joan Szabo, all of South Bend. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 S. Mayflower Road, where friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday.


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