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March 30th, 2011

Roy 'Jack' Hughes

March 30, 2011

Roy ‘Jack’ Hughes
March 9, 1920 — March 28, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Roy “Jack” Hughes, age 91, of 400 W. Washington St., Plymouth, Ind., passed away at 10:09 a.m., Monday, March 28, 2011, at his home.
Jack was born March 9, 1920, in Plymouth, to Walter and Ethel (Personett) Hughes. He was retired from the Plymouth Foundry and the Marshall County Highway Department. He also worked part-time for Dr. Connell, doing landscaping. Jack lived most his adult life in the Plymouth and Argos areas. He spent his childhood in Bremen, Ind.

Death notices 3-30-11: Light, Tadlock, Ullery

March 30, 2011

Garneta Light
March 27, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Garneta Light, 81, of Plymouth, died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
She is survived by daughters, Karen (Gene) Curless of New Haven, Ind., and Joyce (Robert) Breeden of Utica, Ill.; sons, Gregory (Joetta) Balsley of Plymouth, and Brian Balsley of Boulder, Wyo.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

March 29th

Darleen Xaver

March 29, 2011

Darleen Xaver
July 15, 1941 — March 24, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Darleen E. Xaver, 69, of East La Porte Street, Plymouth, Ind., passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011, at 12:35 p.m. at her home. 
She was born July 15, 1941, in Plymouth, to Albin “Bud” and Edythe (Smith) Wilson. Darleen graduated from West High School and was a former officer of the West High School Alumni. She was married to John Xaver from 1961 to1978.

Lorraine C. Mercer

March 29, 2011

Lorraine C. Mercer         
May 10, 1924 — March 27, 2011
WALKERTON — Lorraine C. Mercer, 86, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011 in Miller’s Merry Manor, Walkerton. 
Lorraine Mercer was born May 10, 1924 in Mexico, Mo. to John and Hazel (Lutton) Smith and lived in the area for 49 years, coming from St. Louis, Mo. 
May 30, 1940 in Charleston, Mo. she was married to James A. Mercer who preceded her in death in 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Greg Mercer. 

Adam R. Broeker

March 29, 2011

Adam R. Broeker
July 15, 1981 — March 26, 2011
CULVER — Adam R. Broeker, 29, of Culver, passed away at 5:42 p.m. March 26, 2011 at his home.
Adam was born to Robert and Lois (Bradley) Broeker July 15, 1981 in South Bend. He was a 2000 graduate of Culver Military Academy. After meeting on a blind date, he was later married to Allysa Tchop, Sept. 23, 2009. She survives.

Death notices 3-28-11: Devine, Lawrence, Sellers

March 29, 2011

Helen C. Devine  
March 25, 2011
GROVERTOWN — Helen C. Devine, 51, died Friday, March 25, 2011 in Wintersong Village, Knox. 
She is survived by her son, Peter (Candi) Devine of Argos; mother, Jean Devine of Grovertown; six grandchildren; partner, Rick Papp of Fish Lake; brothers: Bill, Wayne, James and John; and sister, Lorna Cisarik. 
There will be no services or visitation. Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Arthur D. Lawrence

Douglas Jay Carter

March 29, 2011

Douglas Jay Carter
Nov. 18, 1957 — March 21, 2011
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Douglas Jay “Smooth” Carter passed away Monday March 21, 2011.
He was born in Plymouth, Ind. Nov. 18,1957. Doug lived in New Orleans, La. and later settled in St. Petersburg, Fla. where he has lived for 25 years. He was a job site foreman for West Tampa Glass for 15 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Fern Estelle (Keyser) Carter.

March 25th

Death notices 3-25-11: Minix, Bender

March 25, 2011

Katherine C. Minix
March 21, 2011
NORTH JUDSON — Katherine C. Minix, 46, died Monday, March 21, 2011 in I.U. Health Starke Hospital, Knox
She is survived by her husband Mark Minix; daughter, Katie Minix of North Judson; mother, Mary (Dean Miller) Reynolds of Knox; father, Eugene Farler of North Judson and one brother, Eugene (Diana) Farler of Rochester.
There will be no services or visitation.
Cremation will take place.
Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel is handling arrangements.
To leave online condolences go to

Elizabeth “Ruth” Bender

March 24th

Death notices 3-24-11: Goebel, Glentzer, Mort, Snyder

March 24, 2011

Beverly J. Goebel
March 23, 2011
LAKEVILLE — Beverly J. Goebel, 82, of Lakeville, died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna (John) Laureys of New Carlisle; son, David (Susan) Goebel of Plymouth; and a brother, Ron Goss of Mich.
Visitation will take place one hour prior to services Saturday, March 26 at Palmer Funeral Home, 314 S. Michigan St. Lakeville.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Private burial will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Woodland.

Stella L. Curtis

March 24, 2011

Stella L. Curtis
Sept. 29, 1943 — March 22, 2011
TIPPECANOE — Stella L. Curtis, 67, of Tippecanoe, died at 4:52 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Rochester, following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 29, 1943 in Hasting, Minn., to Lee and Edna (Tanney) Glasby. She lived in the Argos community for the last 35 years coming from Gary, Ind. and was a homemaker.
She married Robert Roy Curtis. He preceded her in death Dec. 10, 1987.

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