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    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.

Rose Mary Miller, 48, Rome City, died Friday, March 25, 2016 at her residence.

Lorita Mae Robbins, 77, LaGrange, died Thursday, April 7, 2016 at her residence.

Laverne P. Sabelhaus-Kolin, 84, LaGrange, died Friday, April 8, 2016 at her residence.

Kenneth D. Moffett, 88, Sturgis, Mich., died Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Centreville, Mich.

Joseph J. “Chicago Joe” Albergo, 60, LaGrange, died Thursday, April 7, 2016.

Allen J.  Kauffman, 84, Middlebury, died Saturday, April 9, 2016 at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

    Adrian Lynn Yoder was stillborn Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

    Surviving are his parents, Michael and Michelle (Miller) Yoder, Goshen; his grandparents, Sam and Marilyn Miller, Goshen, and Gerald and Mary Yoder, Shipshewana; and his great-grandparents, Barbara Miller, LaGrange, and Eli and Mabel Miller, Goshen.

    He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Olen Miller.

    Private graveside service was held Friday, April 8, at Miller Cemetery in Goshen with Bishop Nelson Gingerich officiating.

    Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneral home.com.

    Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury was in charge of arrangements.

Monroe “Sonny” Beachey, 59, Topeka, died Friday, April 1, 2016.

    He was born October 5, 1956, in LaGrange County, to Alvin and Mary (Yoder) Beachey.

    Jay C. Ratliff, 73, Topeka, died Monday, April 4, 2016, at his residence.

    He was born July 27, 1942 to Topsy and Leone (Fairchild) Ratliff.

Felty Edwin Mast, 86, Shipshewana, died Monday, April 4, 2016 at his residence.