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Annabelle Herschberger, 94, Berlin, Ohio, died Saturday, May 7, 2016.

    She was born November 8, 1921, in Plain City, Ohio, to Al and Mary Ann Yoder.

Paul J. Horsely Sr., 74, Shipshewana, died Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne.

    Zachariah Slabach was stillborn May 7, 2016 in DeKalb County.

Lester S. Miller, 89, Shipshewana, died Thursday, May 5, 2016 at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

Monroe Hochstetler Jr., 80, Middlebury, died Friday, May 6, 2016 at his residence.

Rex G. Fisher died in Fairbanks, Alaska, on August 3, 2015, at age 83.

Leora Swihart, 93, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Golden Years Homestead in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Edna Mae Malott, 79, LaGrange, died Monday, May 2, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Paul James “Jim” Troyer,81, Sturgis, Mich., died Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at his residence.

Truman Schrock Jr., 70, Millersburg, died Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at his residence.

    He was born June 5, 1945, in Goshen, to Truman and Elizabeth (Graber) Schrock.

    Howard L. Hodge, 77, South Milford, Ind., died Friday, April 29, 2016, at his residence.

Earl Cleveland Jr., 94, Howe, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at his residence.

William Lee Schmucker, 56, Rogers City, Mich., died Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

    He was born April 4, 1960, in LaGrange, to David and Mary (Bontrager) Schmucker.

Harriet E. Atwater, 99, Howe, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

Odell J. “Jay” LaMarr, 85, Wolcottville, died Monday, April 25, 2016 at his residence.

Debra J. Glass, 59, Rome City, died Monday, April 25, 2016, at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, Ind.

Ray J. Miller, 70, Howe, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at his daughter’s residence in Nappanee.

Betty Ruth Spencer,85, Kendallville, Ind., died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.

Barbara S. Slattery Crain, age 74, of Winchester, Ind., died Friday, April 22, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Donald Charles Sabelhaus, 65, LaGrange, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Rebecca Elma Wert,69, Avilla, Ind., died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, Ind.

    She was born August 22, 1946, in Garrett, Ind., to the late Godfrey and Leah Lavern (Harrigar) Schlotter.

    She was a 1964 graduate of Avilla High School and worked at Dana Corporation in Churubusco, Ind., for 30 years before retiring in 1998. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla, Ind.

    Surviving are two daughters, Andrea (Autumn Sprong) Wert, Marion, Ind., Romona (Phillip) Hay, Topeka; one son, Ian (Sherry) Wert, Marysville, Ohio; one granddaughter, Hannah, Marysville, Ohio; one grandson Isaah (Erica Warren) Carper, Kalamazoo, Mich.; a great-grandson to come; one sister, Sharon (Chuck) Laws, Avilla, Ind.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Cheryl Miller, three brothers, Robert Schlotter, Richard Schlotter and Jed Schlotter, and one nephew, Richard Schlotter Jr.

    Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 18, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla, Ind., with Fr. Daniel Chukwuleta officiating.

    Burialis in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Avilla, Ind.

    Memorials may be directed to the Noble County Humane Shelter.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.hitefuneralhome. com.

    Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville, Ind., was in charge of arrangements.Rebecca Elma Wert,69, Avilla, Ind., died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, Ind.

    She was born August 22, 1946, in Garrett, Ind., to the late Godfrey and Leah Lavern (Harrigar) Schlotter.

    She was a 1964 graduate of Avilla High School and worked at Dana Corporation in Churubusco, Ind., for 30 years before retiring in 1998. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla, Ind.

    Surviving are two daughters, Andrea (Autumn Sprong) Wert, Marion, Ind., Romona (Phillip) Hay, Topeka; one son, Ian (Sherry) Wert, Marysville, Ohio; one granddaughter, Hannah, Marysville, Ohio; one grandson Isaah (Erica Warren) Carper, Kalamazoo, Mich.; a great-grandson to come; one sister, Sharon (Chuck) Laws, Avilla, Ind.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Cheryl Miller, three brothers, Robert Schlotter, Richard Schlotter and Jed Schlotter, and one nephew, Richard Schlotter Jr.

    Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 18, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla, Ind., with Fr. Daniel Chukwuleta officiating.

    Burialis in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Avilla, Ind.

    Memorials may be directed to the Noble County Humane Shelter.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.hitefuneralhome. com.

    Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville, Ind., was in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Dale Fulk,84, Kendallville, Ind., died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Sandra L. “Sandy” Mabie, 67, Elkhart, Ind., died Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Elkhart Hospice House.

Beverly June Fisher, 86, of LaGrange, IN died Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family.