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Kristine Joyce Porter, 64, Shipshewana, formerly of Michigan, died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at her residence.

Lawrence "Larrie" Kirby, 84, LaGrange, formerly of Elkhart and Shipshewana, died Friday, January 23, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

Marcus O. Hochstetler, 24, Millersburg, Ind., died Saturday, January 24, 2015 as the result of an accident while working on his truck at his parents’ residence in Millersburg.

Patricia Jean Zynda, 78, LaGrange, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

    She was born February 6, 1936, in Angola, Ind., to Jerold and Johanna (Westerhof) Essenberg.

Adrian Lamar Eash, 2, Millersburg, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Donald W. Kraushaar, 82, Ft. Wayne, formerly of LaGrange, died Monday, January 19, 2015 at Covington Manor Nursing Home in Ft. Wayne.

Helen Clay, 80, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

Helen L. Yeager, 84, Sturgis, Mich., died Monday, January 19, 2015 at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Centreville, Mich.

Maxine Charlotte Carpenter, 83, Hudson, Ind., died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Kimberly Rose Newsome, 49, Howe, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at her residence.

Maxine Charlotte Carpenter, 83, Hudson, Ind., died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

    She was born November 10, 1931, in Kendallville, Ind., to Holbert L. and Martha (Todd) Berry. After the death of her mother when she was six days old, she was adopted and raised by Floyd and Wanda Day.

    She was a 1950 graduate of Kendallville High School and retired in 1991 from Kraft Foods after 29 years. She lived at Lake of the Woods since 1972.

    Surviving are Gene Rowe, Lynn Rowe, Norm Rowe, Ron Becker and their families; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Swogger and Joanne Fouts; and three brothers, Harold Berry, Albert Berry, and John Berry and their families.

    She was preceded in death by her birth parents, her adopted parents, three husbands, Paul Rowe, Howard Weber, and Irvin

Carpenter, one daughter, Martha Becker, two brothers, William Berry and Robert Berry, and her life-long friend, Iris McKeever Simpson.

    Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, January 24, at Brazzell Funeral Homes Avilla Chapel.

    Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 24, at Brazzell Funeral Homes Avilla Chapel.

    Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Kendallville, Ind.

    Memorials may be directed to the Noble County Humane Shelter.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.brazzellfuneral homes.com.

    Brazzell Funeral Homes Avilla Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Myrta Ann Scott, 80, Atwood Lake in Wolcottville, died Monday, January 19, 2015, at her residence.

Richard D. Brooks, 76, LaGrange, formerly of Greenfield, Ind., died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

Richard M. Vanderwall Sr., 93, died Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Velma E. Sanderson, 72, LaGrange, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at her residence.

Connie Warnock, 68, Huntington, Ind., died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at her sister’s residence in Rome City.

James "Jim" Helmuth, 75, Topeka, died Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

LaVerne LeMaster, 101, Muncie, Ind., formerly of Brighton, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Ind.

Lester A. “Lester Butch” Yoder, 99, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen.

Michael A. Chester, 53, Kendallville, Ind., died Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at his residence.

Steven Allen Keller, 62, Ft. Wayne, Ind., died Thursday, January 15, 2015.

    He was born in Ft. Wayne, Ind., to Fred and Madonna Keller.

Donald Eugene Moon, 88, Marion, Ind., died Sunday, January 11, 2015 at his residence.

Earl D. Couch, 58, Niles, Mich., formerly of Constantine, Mich., died Friday, January 9, 2015 at his residence.

Doris Elizabeth Garmire,80, Sturgis, Mich., died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Thurston Woods Villa in Sturgis, Mich.