Jack T. Conley, 76, of 184 St. Clair St., died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 2, 2002) in his home. Arrangements are pending at the Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home.
RITA MAY JOHNSTON
Rita May Johnston, 73, of Woodland Estates Drive, died Friday (Feb. 1, 2002) at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born on Nov. 1, 1928, in Grosse Pointe, Mich., the daughter of Fred and Evelyn (Berger) Sattler. She married Robert E. Johnston on Sept. 18, 1948.
Katherine Mishler, 88, formerly of Nappanee, died at 1:55 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 2, 2002) at Hubbard Hill Estates, Elkhart. Arrangements are pending at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Maryjane Waffle, 79, of 1521-2 Kentfield Way, died at 5:30 a.m. Friday (April 12, 2002) at Goshen General Hospital after becoming ill at home earlier that morning. She was born on May 21, 1922, in Toledo, Ohio, to Ray L. and Henrietta (Klein) Rose and married William T. Waffle on Nov. 14, 1948.
VIDA J. HRDLICKA
Vida J. Hrdlicka, 72, of 202 E. Pendle St., died at 9:06 a.m. Saturday (April 13, 2002) at 69551 Garver Lake Drive, Edwardsburg, the home of her son, David W. Carlin. Arrangements are pending at Elkhart Cremation Services.
BRUCE C. FOWLER
Bruce Carson Fowler, 76, of 57893 S.R. 19, died Saturday (April 13, 2002) at Elkhart General Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home.
MILDRED L. SACKETT
June 8, 1922-April 29, 2004
ELKHART -- Friends and family of Mildred L. Sackett may call for two hours prior to the 2 p.m. Monday service at St. John's Episcopal Church, 226 W. Lexington Ave., Elkhart. The Rev. Henry Randolph will preside, and cremains will be buried in Violett Cemetery of Goshen. Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home of Elkhart handled the arrangements.
Mildred L. Sackett, 81, of 2818 E. Jackson Blvd., died at 7:09 a.m. Thursday (April 29, 2004) in her home.
She was born June 8, 1922, in Goshen, the daughter of Hugh P. and Anna R. (Violette) Castetter. She married Hinman "Tip" Sackett on Nov. 11, 1944, in Lubbock, Texas; he died on July 17, 2001.
Survivors include two daughters, Margery E. (Jack) Paulen and Dr. Leslie A. Sackett, both of Elkhart; a son, Mark H. (Michele) Sackett of Basalt, Colo.; and four grandchildren.
A 1940 graduate of Elkhart High School, Mrs. Sackett obtained degrees from Stephens College and University of Chicago. She was secretary-treasurer of Elkhart Electric Supply until her retirement in 1984.
She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church's Altar Guild, Elcona Country Club, Tri Kappa, and Humane Society of Elkhart County board for more than 30 years. As an Elkhart School Board member, she was instrumental in starting the PEP program. She volunteered for ADEC, Meals on Wheels and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
Memorials may be given to the Humane Society of Elkhart County, 54687 C.R. 19, Bristol, IN 46507.
JOSEPHINE A. PEFFLEY
Aug. 31, 1930-April 30, 2004
ELKHART -- Josephine Ann Peffley, 73, of 1418 Dotson St., died of cancer at 6:03 a.m. Friday (April 30, 2004) in Eastlake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Aug. 31, 1930, in Sturgis Mich., to Albert L. and Eva M. (Wogoman) Baze. On Oct. 5, 1968, she married Larry E. Peffley in Elkhart.
He survives along with her caregiver and niece, Stacy (Kevin) Kelly of Elkhart, and a sister, Katherine Baze of Michigan.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Baze and Floyd Baze.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and for one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Monday funeral at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart. Pastor James Young of Word of Life Fellowship will officiate, and burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola. Online condolences may be sent at www.billingsfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Peffley was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, dancing and collecting angels.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of Elkhart County.
Sherry G. Bryant
Dec. 10, 1938-Feb. 8, 2004
Sherry G. Bryant, 65, of 13347 C.R. 12, died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 8, 2004) at Goshen General Hospital. She was born Dec. 10, 1938, in Chambersburg, Pa., to Ralph and Zola (Reeder) Gossard, now both deceased. She married James T. Bryant on Nov. 12, 1960, in Waynesboro, Pa. He survives with a son, James (Valerie) of Patterson, N.Y.; five daughters, Mrs. Sam (Julie) Meulenberg and Mrs. Scott [cut off]
March 9, 1922-Feb. 11, 2004
Donald Dwiggins, 81, of 7088 E. South Barbee Drive and formerly of Winchester, died Wednesday (Feb. 11, 2004) at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. He was born March 9, 1922, to Forest and Gertrude (Kabel) Dwiggins. He married Phyllis Ann Thornburg on Sept. 9, 1943. She survives with a daughter, Mrs. Max (Dianne) Jones of Elkhart; four sons, Dean of Winchester, Douglas (Cheryl) of Virginia [cut off]
John Victor Lenard
May 6, 1946-Feb. 10, 2004
John Victor Lenard, 56, of East Beardsley Ave., died Tuesday (Feb. 10, 2004) at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. He was born May 6, 1946, in Chicago. Mr. Lenard is survived by his goddaughter, Mrs. Brian (Rhonda) Collins; and his AA sponsor parents, Renda and Neal. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour before the 11 a.m. [cut off]
Ruth E. Roth
April 29, 1921-Feb. 7, 2004
Ruth E. Roth, 82, of 114 Hickory Circle, died at 8:50 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 7, 2004) at St. Agnes Hospital in Fresno, Calif. She was born April 29, 1921, in Paso Robles, Calif., to Frank F. and Anna (Wiebe) Jantzen. She married Earl W. Roth on Aug. 20, 1948, in Atasdero, Calif. He survives with a daughter, Mrs. Virgil (Yvonne) Smith of Apple Valley, Calif.; two sons, Loren (Nancy) of Pettisville, [cut off]
Michael D. "Shorty" Surowiec
Nov. 4, 1959-Feb. 10, 2004
LAPORTE -- Michael D. "Shorty" Surowiec, 44, of 1602 L St. and formerly of Elkhart, died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 10, 2004) at LaPorte Hospital after an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 4, 1959, in South Bend to Robert and Phyllis (Duncan) Surowiec.
Mr. Surowiec is survived by his parents of Elkhart; a brother, Rodney (Ovet) of LaPorte; two sisters, Mrs. James (Debra) Pratt of Elkhart and Kathy Mize of Mishawaka; and a grandmother, Marie Surowiec.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ward and Sybil Duncan; and a grandfather, Stanley Surowiec.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Cutler Funeral Home. There will be no public service and cremation will follow the visitation. Interment will take place at Pine Lake Cemetery at a later time. Family and friends may leave condolences and sign register book at www.cutlerfuneral.com
Mr. Surowiec worked as a truck driver for Big Jim Trucking and other trucking companies. He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved to fish.
Memorials may be given to Our Lady of Holy Cross in San Pierre, Ind., or the Leukemia/Lymphoma Foundation.
Violet M. Wright
Violet M. Wright, 85, of 140 Superior Blvd., died at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 11, 2004) at Elkhart General Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home and Crematory. [cut off]
Edward J. Yoder
Oct. 12, 1909-Feb. 10, 2004
Edward J. Yoder, 94, of 7325 West 400 South, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 10, 2004) at the home of his son, John Yoder of Shipshewana. He was born Oct. 12, 1909, in LaGrange County to Joseph H. and Amanda (Sunthimer) Yoder, now both deceased. He married Edna J. Shrock on Jan. 13, 1938, in LaGrange County. She preceded him in death May 15, 1975. Mr. Yoder is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John [cut off]
Mary Eliza Stotler
Feb. 29, 1916-April 1, 2004
Mary Eliza Stotler, 88, of 1721 Greencroft Blvd., died at 3 p.m. Thursday (April 1, 2004) in Greencroft Terraces Health Care Center after an extended illness. She was born Feb. 29, 1916, in Evansville to Floyd and Mary (Ward) Thrash. She married Clarence E. Stotler on Oct. 15, 1937, in Evansville. He died in 2000. Surviving are two daughters, Carol (Michael) Montgomery of Elkhart and Barbara [cut off]
Mildred L. Barnhart
Mildred L. Barnhart, 92, of 402 Pierce St., died Thursday (April 1, 2004) at Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Milwaukie, Ore. Arrangements are pending at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa. [cut off]
Timothy David Clark
April 19, 1940-April 1, 2004
Timothy David Clark, 63, formerly of Mishawaka, died Thursday (April 1, 2004) at his home on Old Zebulon Road. He was born in Mishawaka on April 19, 1940, to Raymond A. and Mary J. (Richie) Clark. He is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Rush of Chicago and Pamela Clark of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia (Charles) Mitschelen of Mishawaka and Peggy (Terry) Powell of [cut off]
Joseph L. Eagleson
June 21, 1923-April 2, 2004
Joseph L. Eagleson, 80, of Maple Street, died at 5:30 a.m. Friday (April 2, 2004) at Silverbrook Manor in Niles, Mich., after a lengthy illness. He was born June 21, 1923, to Thomas and Jean (Leist) Eagleson in Caldwell, Idaho. On June 20, 1964, in Elkhart, he married Mary Shorter. She survives with a son, Thomas D. (Karen) Eagleson of Niles; a daughter, Erma J. (Michael) Kirish of Edwardsburg; [cut off]
Shirley D. Essig
Shirley D. Essig, 81, of 63164 C.R. 19, died at 9:56 a.m. Friday (April 2, 2004) at Elkhart General Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1911 S. Main St., Goshen. [cut off]
Iva "Faye" Floyd
June 27, 1922-March 31, 2004
Iva "Faye" Floyd, 81, of Apple Road, died Wednesday (March 31, 2004) in her home, where she lived with her daughter, Linda, and son-in-law, Skip Miller. She was born June 27, 1922, in Burnsville, Miss. On May 26, 1944, she married Fletcher F. Floyd, who preceded her in death in 1944. Survivors include three sons, Harold (Brenda) Floyd of Mishawaka, Albert Floyd of Osceola and Michael Floyd of [cut off]
Bruce J. Hinks
Bruce J. Hinks, 43, of 2806 Grant St., formerly of Elkhart, died at 6:25 a.m. March 24, 2004, in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center while awaiting a liver transplant. A memorial Mass is planned at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Elkhart, Ind. at 11 a.m. May 8. Other arrangements are pending. Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart, is in charge of arrangements. [cut off]
Jay M. Klein
Oct. 14, 1919-April 1, 2004
Jay M. Klein, 84, of 208 S. Elkhart St., died at 9:26 p.m. Thursday (April 1, 2004) at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born Oct. 14, 1919, in St. Joseph County, to William M. and Elizabeth (Hunsberger) Klein. He married Helen Eby on Feb. 14, 1941, in Elkhart. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Jay Eugene (Barbara) Klein of Osceola; two daughters, Sue (Pete) Clark of South Bend and Linda [cut off]
Leonard E. Stults
Leonard E. Stults, 82, of Morristown, Tenn., died Thursday (April 1, 2004) at Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care in Rutledge. Arrangements are pending at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, Ind. [cut off]
Maria A. Toth
Maria A. Toth, 72, of 22650 Greenleaf Blvd., died at 7 p.m. Thursday (April 1, 2004) in the emergency room at Lakeland (Fla.) Hospital, apparently after a heart attack. Arrangements are pending at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart. [cut off]
Vera Arlene Weybright
Vera Arlene Weybright, 84 of 54714 Sundale Place, died Friday (April 2, 2004) at Heartland Medical Center in Sebring, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart. [cut off]
Louise M. White
Louise M. White, 85, of 55094 Cobus Lane, died at 11:59 a.m. Friday (April 2, 2004) at her home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman-Inman Funeral Home, 1109 Lincolnway West, Osceola. [cut off]
Harold Wiederman, 87, of 511 E. Plymouth Ave., died at 2:14 p.m. Friday (April 2, 2004) at his daughter's home in Elkhart. Arrangements are pending at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1911 S. Main St., Goshen. [cut off]
Feb. 26, 1924-April 2, 2004
Emma Yoder, 80, of Goshen, died at 12:55 a.m. Friday (April 2, 2004) at Goshen General Hospital of cancer. She was born Feb. 26, 1924, in Topeka, to Noah J. and Mattie J. (Yoder) Yoder. Miss Yoder is survived by four sisters, Susan (Levi) Lambright of Goshen, Katie A. (Monroe) Yoder of Middlebury, Dorothy (Isaac) Borkholder of Nappanee and Edna Ellen (Alva) Miller of Shipshewana; and four [cut off]
Sept. 20, 1934- May 14, 2004
ROCHESTER -- A memorial service for McAzine Franklin, 69, of Rochester will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Greencroft Outdoor Pavilion in Goshen. A luncheon will follow the service.
Mrs. Franklin died at 5 p.m. on May 14, 2004, in her home.
Cremation has taken place. Elkhart Cremation Services, 2100 W. Franklin St., Elkhart, is in charge of arrangements.
PEGGY L. HERSHBERGER
NAPPANEE -- Peggy L. Hershberger, 60, of 49 Meadows, died at 11:45 a.m. Friday (June 4, 2004) in a motor vehicle accident.
Arrangements are pending at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, 950 N. Main St., Nappanee.
MARVIN J. HUFFORD
GOSHEN -- Marvin J. Hufford, 85, of 64626 C.R. 21, died Friday morning (June 4, 2004) at St. Joseph Hospital in Hillsboro, Wis.
Arrangements are pending at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1911 S. Main St., Goshen.