January 9th, 2011
Sept. 13, 1963 â€” Jan. 5, 2011
CULVER â€” Paula Sue Morris, 47, a Marshall County resident all of her life, died unexpectedly from natural causes at 7:08 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
The daughter of Guy and Jean Masterson Flosenzier, Paula was born Sept. 13, 1963, in Plymouth. A 1982 graduate of Plymouth High School, she had also attended Ancilla College.
Paula married Michael Morris and they were blessed with a son, Richard Morris.Â Paula and Mike were later divorced.Â Mike preceded Paula in death Nov. 19, 2005.
Sept. 5, 1916 â€”Â Jan. 5, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Rose F. Copeland, 94, of King Road, Plymouth, passed away at 8:47 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, in Plymouth.
Rose was born Sept. 5, 1916, in Holsopple, Penn., to Sebastain and Concetta (Codispodi) Britz. Rose and Frank J. Campiti were united in marriage in 1948. Frank passed away in 1962. In 1965 Rose and Paul Copeland were married. Paul then passed away in 2007. Rose had worked at the Corey Rubber Company, in Marion, Ohio, and then at Marion General Hospital, as a Physical Therapist.
Frank B. Method
Jan. 7, 2011
NAPPANEE â€” Frank B. Method, 85, of Goshen, formerly of Nappanee, died at 11:45 a.m., Jan. 7, 2011 at Greencroft Nursing Center.
He is survived by a son, Richard (Kay) Method of Nappanee; three grandsons; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Eloise (Vern) Meeks of Nappanee; and twin sister, Bertha Parker of Nappanee.
Visitation will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10 at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, 950 N. Main St., Nappanee.
Funeral services will take place at 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Arts Council will enter just its second year of operation with an election of officers on Saturday, but the group has made a significant impact in a very short amount of time.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth School Board started its first meeting of 2011 attending to the organization of the board. Members Melissa Christiansen and Larry Pinkerton were sworn in as newly elected members after both were re-elected in November.
Immediately following the administration of the oaths, Christiansen was unanimously elected as board president.
Also receiving unanimous votes were Todd Samuelson for vice-president and Larry Holloway as secretary.
NASHVILLE â€” You could really call 1981 Plymouth High School graduate Joe McKesson a renaissance man.
A self admitted â€ścomputer nerd,â€ť he is also an extremely talented singer and performer with a love and skill for opera, singing for opera companies all over the United States. With his background in music and technology, it was kind of a natural fit for him to be involved when iTunes was just an idea on a drawing board.
PLYMOUTH â€” Grocers Jack Greenlee, Bob Gibbons, Bryan Emond, and Jim Strycker have a lot in common.
All but one (Gibbons) graduated from Plymouth High School. Gibbons is from Richland Center, in northern Fulton County.
All have been married to their wives for decades, have multiple children and grandchildren and are members of a Methodist Church.
All worked at the former G&G supermarket for years. Most started at 50 cents an hour.
â€śThat was pretty good pay then,â€ť Gibbons said.
â€śWalt and Chuck (Glaub) were good people to work for,â€ť Greenlee said.
Kenneth A. Loper
Jan. 3, 2011
NORTH LIBERTY â€”Â Kenneth A. Loper, 70, died Monday, Jan. 3 at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Judith L. Loper of North Liberty; two sons, Scott (Karen) Loper of Sierra Vista, Ariz. and Kevin W. Loper of North Liberty; grandchildren; father Kenneth Loper of Michigan; three brothers; two sisters; and two surrogate brothers (in-law).
PLYMOUTH â€” The Swan Lake Golf Resort and United States Golf Academy have been named a Golf Digest-Americaâ€™s 100 Best Clubfitter. The complete list is in the February issue of Golf Digest that hit the news stands on Dec. 29.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth was facing an uphill battle against Northern Lakes Conference-undefeated Elkhart Memorial Thursday, and while they werenâ€™t able to claim the team win, several Rockies wrestlers outworked opponents for comeback victories at The Rock.
â€śMemorial is extremely tough,â€ť said Plymouth head wrestling coach Bob Read. â€śWe knew we were outgunned. Weâ€™ve got some kids still out of the lineup... so we knew that it was going to be tough, but I thought we battled as hard as Iâ€™ve seen for quite awhile, in the midst of knowing it was going to be a dogfight.â€ť