Miscellaneous Indiana-Michigan Obituaries

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Berdie B. Beadle 
May 26, 1930-Jan. 16, 1998 
ELKHART--Berdie B. Beadle, 67, of 30192 Chevy Chase Drive, died Friday in Valley View Health Care Center. Survivors include her husband, James R. Sr.; two daughters, Laurie J. Parsons of Torrington, Conn., and Judith A. Barnes of Terre Haute, Ind.; two sons, Gary L. Rivkin of Bristol and James R. Beadle of Bristol; her mother, Belle Ponda of Bloomfield, Conn.; and a brother, Herbert Bendell of Bloomfield. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Victory Alliance Church, where friends may call one hour before services. Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, Edwardsburg, is handling arrangements. 

Gertrude Brallier 
June 11, 1909-Jan. 16, 1998 
WARSAW--Gertrude Brallier, 88, of Prairie View Health Care Center, died at 3:26 a.m. Friday in the center. Survivors include two sons, Judge Dennis Runyan of Gran Blanc, Mich., and David Runyan of Warsaw. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Titus Funeral Home, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. 

Lowell W. Burlison 
Sept. 14, 1920-Jan. 16, 1998 
WARSAW--Lowell W. Burlison, 77, of Prairie View Health Care Center, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the center. Survivors include five daughters, Joyce Simms of Lebanon, Va., Jackie McCoy of Bloomington, Ind., Jolene Buck of Bremen, Joanna Buck of Nappanee and Kathy McReynolds of Hartwell, W.Va.; a son, Jeff of Albion, Ind.; and a brother, Ralph of Goreville, Ill. Services will be at 5 p.m. Sunday in Titus Funeral Home, where friends may call two hours before services. 

Dorothea L. Holmes 
Feb. 13, 1917-Jan. 15, 1998 
NILES--Dorothea L. Holmes, 80, of 2039 S. 13th St., died Thursday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Survivors include four daughters, Alice F. Murdock of St. Joseph, Bonnie J. Hazelbaker of New Boston, Texas, Colleen Kimbrell of Niles and Brenda L. Walter of Mishawaka; five sons, George M., Robert L., Gary, John C. and Bruce Holmes, all of Niles; two sisters, Bonnie Malloy of South Bend and Jayne Benjamin of Granger; and two brothers, James T. Massie of Long Beach, Calif., and Clarence Massie of Anaheim, Calif. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Fulkerson Park Baptist Church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Pifer-Smith Funeral Home. 

LaVonna J. Hoult 
June 12, 1921-Jan. 15, 1998 
ELKHART--LaVonna J. Hoult, 76, of Bittersweet Lane, died Thursday in Holy Cross Care and Rehabilitation Center, South Bend. Survivors include her husband, William "Leonard"; and two daughters, Barbara Reygaret of Osceola and Sharon Tucker of Mattoon, Ill. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Mishawaka. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in Hahn Funeral Home, Mishawaka, where a wake service will be at 4 p.m. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hoult Cemetery, Chrisman, Ill. 

Katherine E. Johnson 
May 10, 1945-Jan. 15, 1998 
NILES--Katherine E. Johnson, 52, of 323 N. 13th St., died Thursday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Survivors include her husband, Donald G.; a daughter, Mary K. Hill; and four sons, Sean R. McNelis, Aaron C. McNelis, Troy L. Johnson, all of Niles, and Matthew A. Johnson of Battle Creek, Mich.; two sisters, Mary L. Armstrong and Patricia M. Graham, both of Niles; and a brother, James J. Weighart of Claire, Mich. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mark's Catholic Church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Halbritter Funeral Home. 

Devon P. Ogle 
Dec. 24, 1927-Jan. 16, 1998 
ROCHESTER--Devon P. Ogle, 70, of 1328 Monroe St., died Friday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Survivors include his wife, Barbara A. (Smiley); two daughters, Debra Jo Dierdorf of Terre Haute, Ind., and Terri L. Airgood of Kokomo; his mother, Martha Ogle of Logansport, Ind.; and a sister, Evelyn Thornton of Gainesville, Fla. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Foster & Good Funeral Home, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour before services. 

Margie T. Patterson 
Nov. 19, 1912-Jan. 16, 1998 
BERRIEN SPRINGS--Margie T. Patterson, 85, of Golden Pine Longevity Center, died Friday in the center. Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Wilson of Berrien Springs; a son, Robert of Berrien Springs; four sisters, Maxine Wilson of Florida, Harriet Baugher and Phyllis Wilson, both of Illinois, and Jean Ogren of Battle Ground, Wash.; and two brothers, James Ingram of Grants Pass, Ore., and Robert Ingram of Illinois. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Allred Funeral Home, where friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

Lucille T. Reeves 
Aug. 19, 1917-Jan. 13, 1998 
GOSHEN--Lucille T. Reeves, 80, of 315 Oakland Ave., died Tuesday in Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart. She is survived by a daughter, Kathy O'Donnell of Williamsville, N.Y.; and a sister, Opal Dodd of Goshen. Services were held Friday in Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. 

George W. Stouder 
Dec. 25, 1912-Jan. 14, 1998 
MILLERSBURG--George Woodrow "Woodie'' Stouder, 85, of Benton Street, died Wednesday in Santa Rosa, Calif. Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Stouder of Sebastopal, Calif., and Diane Stouder and Marlene Stouder of Santa Rosa; a son, Larry of Santa Rosa; and a brother Russell of Wendell, Idaho. Memorial services will be held at a later date. There is no visitation. Rieth, Rohrer & Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, is handling arrangements. 

Bernice M. Whitwam 
Feb. 27, 1909-Jan. 15, 1998 
NILES--Bernice M. "Polly" Whitwam, 88, of 1400 N. Drake Road, Kalamazoo, formerly of Niles, died Thursday in Friendship Village Health Center, Kalamazoo. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Jo Fisher of Plainwell, Mich.; two sisters, Florence Davis of Harlingen, Texas, and Helen J. Springer of Iowa City, Iowa; and a brother, Willard Helme of Blue Eye, Mo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Presbyterian Church, where friends may call one hour before services. Arrangements are being handled by Halbritter Funeral Home. 

Diana C. Asoera 
Aug. 19, 1944-Jan. 16, 1998 
ELKHART--Diana C. Asoera, 53, of 56829 Pearl Ann Drive, died in her home Friday. She is survived by her husband, Anthony; three sons, Sean of Elkhart, Cien of Valparaiso and Hans of Norwich, England; her father, Maurice Herr of Lafayette; five sisters, Della Craig of Delphi, Ind., Norritta Pearson of Churbuscuo, Ind., Bobby Sparhawk of Tucson, Ariz., Cora Sayne of Fort Myers, Fla., and Cheryl Beard of Lafayette; Ind.; five brothers, Maurice J. Herr Jr. of Tucson, Jack Herr of Suwanee, Ga., Richard Herr of Orlando, Fla., Leonard Herr of Lafayette, and Duane Herr of Rogerville, Tenn. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, where a rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. 

Benjamin Jacob Baldwin 
Jan. 16, 1998 
NILES--Benjamin Jacob Baldwin, son of Lonnie Jr. and Teresa Baldwin, was dead at birth Friday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He is survived by a brother, Dylan at home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Smith Chapel Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Pifer-Smith Funeral Home. 

John F. Bundy 
April 23, 1916-Jan. 16, 1998 
NILES--John Franklin Bundy, 81, of 1829 Sunside St., died Friday in St. Joseph's Medical Center, South Bend. Survivors include two daughters, Kaye Wilson of Cassopolis and Jeri Dean of Clermont, Fla.; two sons, John of Port Alsworth, Alaska, and Martin of Clermont; and a sister, Jane Bundy of Niles. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan, where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. 

Herman A. Cooper 
March 24, 1916-Jan. 17, 1998 
WARSAW--Herman A. Cooper, 81, of 903 E. Fort Wayne, died Saturday in Mason Health Care. Survivors include his wife, Betty Jane (Holcomb); two daughters, Penny Lou Ayres of Dayton, Ohio, and Judith Hooker of Argos; and two sons, Thomas and Kerry, both of Warsaw. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. 

Ruth E. Cress 
Feb. 27, 1911-Jan. 16, 1998 
KIMMELL--Ruth E. Cress, 86, of Rural Route 1, died Friday in Valley View Health Care Center, Elkhart. She is survived by a brother, Donald Mertens of Fort Wayne. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier, where friends may call two hours before services. 

Dorothy S. Dorsey 
June 20, 1917-Jan. 12, 1998 
KNOX--Dorothy S. Dorsey, 80, of 505 S. Pearl Street, died Monday in Our Lady of Holy Cross Nursing Home, San Pierre. She is survived by her husband, Joseph; a son, Rodney of North Judson; and a sister, Arlene Garling of Medaryville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Braman and Son Memorial Chapel, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today. 

AnnaBelle J. Gentzhorn 
March 24, 1914-Jan. 17, 1998 
ELKHART--AnnaBelle J. Gentzhorn, 83, of 28157 County Road 16 West, died Saturday in Bridgewood Healthcare Center. Survivors include a daughter, Victoria Fore of Elkhart; a son, Glen O. Gentzhorn of Englewood, Fla.; and a sister, Frances Cook of South Bend. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Prairie Street Cemetery. Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

Leland C. Hardy 
May 10, 1908-Jan. 17, 1998 
BREMEN--Leland Cecil "Sheeny" Hardy, 89, of 218 W. Maple St., died at 2:10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Hospital of Marshall County. Survivors include a daughter, Babette LaFree of Bremen; and three sons, Michael of Vicksburg, Mich., Rick of Bremen and Robin of Bradenton, Fla. Services will be at 11 a.m .Tuesday in Mishler Funeral Home, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. 

Xavier De-Shawn Jamal Haynes 
Sept. 8, 1997-Jan. 14, 1998 
ELKHART--Xavier De-Shawn Jamal Haynes, 4-month-old old son of Regina R. Haynes, died after an illness Wednesday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He is survived by a sister, Ominee S. Haynes, at home. Services were held Saturday in Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. 

Perry J. Lambright 
Feb. 18, 1935-Jan. 16, 1998 
LAGRANGE--Perry Jay Lambright, 62, of 6250 W. County Road 50 South, died at 11:44 p.m. Friday in his home. Survivors include five daughters, Mary Lambright, at home, Esther Yoder of Topeka, Edna Miller of Middlebury, LeAnna Miller of Millersburg, and Irene Mast of White Pigeon; three sons, Jerry and David, at home, and Orley of Shipshewana; two sisters, Wilma Hochstetler of Shipshewana, and Ida Mae Schlabach of LaGrange; and three brothers, Vernon, Sam and Chris, all of Shipshewana. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Glen Mast home. Friends may call all day today in the Lambright home. Miller Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling arrangements. 

Judy K. Raymond 
Dec. 3, 1946-Jan. 16, 1998 
EDWARDSBURG--Judy Kay Raymond, 51, of Davis Lake Street, died Friday in Elkhart General Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Donald C.; three daughters, Michaela Powell of Osceola, Carol Perkins of North Carolina and Terry Weaver of Cassopolis; five sisters, Susan Truesdale of Florida, Joanne Adcock of Fort Wayne, Mary Moore and Jill Byrket, both of Elkhart, and Penny Younts of Osceola; and five brothers, Robert Campbell, Howard Campbell, Jerry Campbell, Dick Campbell, and Mike Campbell, all of Elkhart. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Osceola, where friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. today. 

Adaline Saathoff 
Sept. 20, 1908-Jan. 15, 1998 
NILES--Adaline Saathoff, 89, of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Niles, died Thursday in Mesa, Ariz. Services will be at a later date by Halbritter Funeral Home. 

Ruth M. Sherman 
March 31, 1918-Jan. 16, 1998 
HOWE--Ruth Mae Sherman, 79, of 802 Defiance St., died Friday in Columbia Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, Fla. Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Pueschel of Sturgis; three sons, Franklin L. and Richard A., both of Howe, and Delevan of Sturgis; a sister, Alberta Seelig of LaGrange; and a brother, Duane of Howe. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Lima Presbyterian Church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Frurip-May Funeral Home. LaGrange. 

Evelyn E. Silvers 
Dec. 4, 1913-Jan. 17, 1998 
PLYMOUTH--Evelyn E. Silvers, 84, of 631 Broadway, died Saturday in St. Joseph's Hospital of Marshall County. Survivors include a son, James H. Whiteman of Plymouth; a sister, Ruby Letcher of South Bend; and a brother, Richard Barr of Logansport. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in House of Prayer. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, and one hour before services in Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home. 


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