February 24th, 2011
LAPAZ âÂ Surrounded by family, friends, and colleagues Saturday in the small community room of the LaPaz-North Township Volunteer Fire Department building Elma Konya received a heroâs applause when she rose to her feet and reflected on the guiding principle she has used to serve the North Township community over the last 40 years as trustee.
âI lived through the Depression. I knew what it was like to be hungry, to not have a roof over your head, to be without heat. You care for each other,â she said.
Feb. 22, 2011
PLYMOUTH â Dennis Burden, 92, of Plymouth, died Feb. 22, 2011 at Millerâs Merry Manor, Plymouth, of natural causes.
Arrangements are pending with Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Mona Lou Snook
Feb. 22, 2011
ROCHESTER â Mona Lou Snook, 60, of Rochester, died at 6:47 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at Select Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Mary Metheny Shunk
May 30, 1909 âÂ Feb. 20, 2011
DENTON, Texas âÂ Mary Metheny Shunk enjoyed 101-plus years until passing Feb. 20, 2011 at Cottonwood Care Center in Denton, Texas.Â
She was born to Orville and Pearl Rush Metheny May 30, 1909 in Bourbon, Ind. and was married 45 years to George ShunkÂ from Mentone, Ind., until his death.
Theresa A. Lewis
Nov. 1, 1934 â Feb. 20, 2011
PLYMOUTH â Theresa A. Lewis, 76, a longtime Plymouth resident, died Sunday afternoon, Feb. 20, 2011 in her home of natural causes.Â
Theresa has resided at Fairfield Garden Court since 2008 and formerly was a Charles Street resident.
Born Nov. 1, 1943 in South Bend, Ind.Theresa was the daughter of Gildo and Elizabeth (Ruggieri) Susanna.Â She was raised in South Bend and graduated from St. Joseph High School.
Wednesday, around 9:55 a.m., Ashley Zehner, 19, was traveling west on 9C Road near Tulip when she lost control on ice-covered road surface. Zehner spun off the road and traveled into the south embankment where she then struck a telephone junction box. Her vehicle came to rest facing east. Zehner said she was driving west when a mail delivery vehicle was on the side of road, and when she applied brakes to slow, her vehicle started to slide. Zehner was transported to St . Joseph Regional Medical Center for complaint of pain to the back and neck area.
The term, âpay it forwardâ has been in vogue in recent years, especially following the release of the popular 2000 movie of the same name, though many may not realize that, like many films, âPay it Forwardâ was based on a book (in this case by Catherine Ryan Hyde).
BREMEN â The Boys & Girls Club of Bremen is preparing to host its second annual Great Big Kid Club event March 19 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Isadore Hall, Bremen. The evening will feature dinner from Hoosier Catering and an art show featuring creations by the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Bremen.
James Young (right) from Youngâs TV and Appliance presents Dave Gorsuch, the grand prize winner of the Pilot News and other sponsorsâ âGridiron Guessing Gameâ with a 32-inch flatscreen TV. Thank you to all who participated.
PLYMOUTH â All that Jazz and all that cash were good things for the Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County Saturday night.
The Club held its annual fundraising dinner and auction with some very good results. At the end of the night they were able to bring in around $29,000.
âI think people liked the fact we had a wide variety of items in our silent auction,â said Billie Treber, director of the Club. âWe didnât have just all high-end items like jewels or trips. I think everybody enjoyed that.â
Lynn Y. Miller
Feb. 20, 2011
WARSAW â Lynn Y. Miller, 73, of Warsaw, died t 3:35 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 in Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne.
She is survived by her husband, Terry; six children: Lisa (Gary) Bowman of Amboy, Ind., Rhonda (Rex) Rife of Pierceton, Tina Hostetler of Mesa, Ariz., Roger (Pam) Hostetler of Kansas City, Kan., Tracy Ousley of Bourbon, and Tina Miller of Syracuse; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at Deaton-Clemons Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon.