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May 2, 2016

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

May 2, 2016

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.

April 28, 2016

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

April 28, 2016

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

April 28, 2016

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

April 28, 2016

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

April 25, 2016

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

April 25, 2016

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

April 25, 2016

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

April 18, 2016

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.

April 14, 2016

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

April 12, 2016

    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.

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

April 12, 2016

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

April 12, 2016

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

April 12, 2016

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

April 12, 2016

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

April 12, 2016

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

April 12, 2016

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

April 12, 2016

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

April 12, 2016

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

April 7, 2016

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

April 7, 2016

    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.

April 7, 2016

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.

April 5, 2016

Nathan Rothrock, 38, Angola, Ind., died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at his residence.

He was born June 22, 1977, in Coldwater, Mich., to Patrick Rothrock and Laura (Harr) Caldwell.