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January 3rd

Death Notices 1-03-11: Bonnie Jean Arnett, Elizabeth (Morris) Bailey, Doris Downey, Lewis ‘Jim’ Harris, Kevin C. Haynie

January 3, 2011

Bonnie Jean Arnett
Jan. 2, 2011
WALKERTON — Bonnie Jean Arnett, 58, of Walkerton, died Jan. 2, 2011 at her residence.
Arrangements are pending with Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.

Elizabeth (Morris) Bailey
Jan. 1, 2011
ARGOS — Elizabeth (Morris) Bailey, 75, of Argos, died at 1:01 a.m. Jan. 1, 2011 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

George Hilliard

January 3, 2011

July 14, 1924 — Dec. 24, 2010
PLYMOUTH — George E. Hilliard, age 86, of Pretty Lake Trail, Plymouth, passed away at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth.
George was born July 14, 1924 in Kalamazoo, Mich. to Dr. George H. and Edna (Marlatt) Hilliard. George received his B.S. from Western Michigan University and earned his M.S. from University of Michigan. George proudly served his country as an officer in the United States Navy during WWII on the U.S.S. Boston and remained active in the Navy Reserves until 1984.

Flora Conley

January 3, 2011

Nov. 22, 1932 — Dec. 30, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Flora B. Conley, 78, of North Street, Plymouth, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at 2:05 p.m., at her home.
Flora was born Nov. 22, 1932, in Kewanna, to Joseph and Rosa (Manes) MacLain. She worked at GM Enterprises, a stamping plant, in Plymouth. Flora married Austin Conley Nov. 19, 1972, in Argos.  After their marriage they moved to Plymouth.
Flora loved to make crocheted afghans for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also the “master” cookie maker, for her family.

January 2nd

3.8 Earthquake shakes Indiana

January 2, 2011

GREENTOWN — At 7:55 Thursday morning many Hoosiers — including a few Plymouth residents — felt the earth move.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an earthquake initially estimated at a magnitude of 4.2 struck north-central Indiana. USGS later revised its estimate to 3.8. The quake struck just before 8 a.m. and was 3 miles deep, according to the USGS.
The epicenter was located about near Greentown, 15 miles east-southeast of Kokomo, 15 miles west-southwest from Marion and 50 miles north of Indianapolis.

Trains celebrated at museum

January 2, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A special running of the 8-by-40 model train set housed at the Marshall County Museum Wednesday attracted more than 200 visitors, according to Museum Director Linda Rippy.
Within the first 15 minutes the display was opened, there had already been 50 visitors.
Rippy said the display can only be opened when there are enough volunteers.

June C. Thake

January 2, 2011

July 21, 1925 — Dec. 30, 2010
PLYMOUTH — June C. Thake, 85, of Eastwood Estate’s Cedar Ct., Plymouth, died peacefully at her home at 9:55 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010.
Born in Janesville, Wis.,  July 21, 1925, June was the daughter of  Herbert G. and Clara E. (Edwards) Sarney.
She graduated from Steinmetz High School, Chicago, in 1943. June earned her R.N. from Grant Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago in 1945.

Hazel Leona (Benninghoff) Staner

January 2, 2011

July 10, 1921 — Dec. 28, 2010
BREMEN — Hazel Leona (Benninghoff) Staner, 89, S. Whitlock St., Bremen, died at 6:34 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at Community Hospital of Bremen, following a brief illness. She had been in declining health since 2005
She was born July 10, 1921 in Hamlet to George “Clem” and Mary (Allen) Benninghoff and moved to the Argos Community in 1948.
She married Oliver “Ollie” Staner March 31, 1941 and became a homemaker. He preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1992.

Death Notices 12-31-10: Carl Bailey, Carol J. Bennett, Agnes Ringle

January 2, 2011

Carl Bailey
Dec. 30, 2010
ROCHESTER — Carl Bailey, 79, of Rochester, died at 6:29 a.m . Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at his residence.

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