• Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Douglas Purnell, Jr.

    View Douglas Purnell, Jr. Douglas L Purnell Jr, 35 years old, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019.  Douglas was born on June 10, 1984 to Douglas L Purnell Sr. and Linda L. (Jackson-Purnell) Armstrong in South Bend, IN.  Douglas is survived by his parents, Linda L. (Melvin) Armstrong of Carmel, IN, father, Douglas L. Purnell Sr of CA, maternal grandmother Ruth Jackson of South Bend, sister Yolanda Walls of Park Forest, IL, niece, Nia Shurn also of Park Forest, as well as a host…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Ronald Plummer

    View Ronald Plummer Ronald Dean Plummer June 2, 1953 – November 1, 2019 SOUTH BEND – Ronald Dean Plummer, 66, residing in South Bend, Indiana passed away Friday, November 1, 2019.  He was born on June 2, 1953 in Mishawaka to the late Glen S. Plummer and Mary (Coon) Plummer, and has been a lifelong resident of this area, graduating from LaVille High School.  Ronald grew up Lakeville, Indiana, and then lived many years in Plymouth, IN.  He has lived the past five years in South B…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Julianne Cooper

    View Julianne Cooper South Bend Julianne Barbara (Uldin) Cooper, 78, residing in South Bend, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at BellTower Health and Rehabilitation, Mishawaka. Julianne was born on September 13, 1941 in South Bend to the late Howard F. Uldin and Marie (Rodgers) Uldin, and has been a lifelong resident of this area, graduating from James Whitcomb Riley High School.  The joy of her heart was her personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  She was a fait…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Virginia Bloss

    View Virginia Bloss Virginia L. Bloss, 74 years old, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Hospice House, South Bend.  Virginia was born in South Bend to the late Raymond B. and Mary Louise (VanDusen) Hillers. She remained a lifelong resident.   Virginia  is survived by her daughters Tamberly Bloss of Cassopolis, MI, Tracy (Joseph) Lazo of South Bend; sons Thomas (Janice) Bloss of Buchanan, MI, Tony (Misty) Bloss of Mitchell, IN; nineteen grandchildren and forty…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Donald DeBeck

    View Donald DeBeck South Bend Donald C. DeBeck, 71, residing in South Bend, passed away at 3:43 AM Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. He was born September 26, 1948 in Westville, IN to the late Fred and Irene Francis DeBeck.   Donald lived most of his life in the South Bend area. He worked as a cab driver for the railroad and as a dishwasher for Yesterday’s Restaurant in Granger.   There will be no public services. Donald will be laid to rest at Fairview Ce…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Mary Jane Kelley

    View Mary Jane Kelley Mary Jane Kelley, 96, of South Bend, IN passed away at 3:10 a.m. Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Creekside Village.  She was born on July 12, 1923 in Milford, Indiana as the only child of the late Joseph and Madeleine (Kern) Grove.  She lived in South Bend since 1931, coming from Dayton, Ohio. Mary Jane married Robert E. Kelley, September 8, 1951 in South Bend, IN.  They lived on E. Donald Street for many years.  He preceded her in death on July 20, 1981….

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Sky Locke

    View Sky Locke Sky Lee’Ann Locke met the eyes of Jesus on October 26th, 2019 at 11:43 p.m. at Memorial Hospital. She joined hands with several other loved ones who have already received their wings. Sky leaves behind her mother, Keosha Bellmon; her father, Christopher Locke; three sisters: Christina Locke, Heaven Locke and Faith Locke; a brother, Christopher Lock, Jr.; grandmother Tamuel Thompson; as well as several aunties, uncles and cousins. She will leave a footprint on their hearts and w…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    M. Evelyn Sult

    View M. Evelyn Sult South Bend M. Evelyn Sult, 88, of South Bend, passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at Primrose Assisted Living. Evelyn was born July 10, 1931 in South Bend, to the late Gustav and Ellen (Hallquist) Anderson. On September 11, 1954  Evelyn married Richard Sult also a native of South Bend, he preceded in death November 23, 2008. Evelyn retired in 1993 after nine years of service from the Madison Center, where she worked in accounting. She loved to play cards, having kept…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Roy LaBere

    View Roy LaBere South Bend Roy A. LaBere, 72, residing in South Bend, passed away at 3:45 am Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Hospice House, South Bend. He was born September 10, 1947 in La Porte, IN to the late Francis E. and Virginia (Scarbrough) LaBere.   Roy was employed at Bayer Corporation for 41 years before retiring in 2008 as facilities manager.   On August 28, 1976 in South Bend, he married the former Rosemary “Rose” Eby, who survives. In addition to his loving wife of 43 ye…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Ruth Sanders

    View Ruth Sanders Tucson, AZ Ruth Anne (Shafer) Sanders, 95, died Oct. 22, 2019 in Tucson, AZ.  She was the daughter of Forest and Hattie Shafer of Lakeville, IN.  Ruth was a graduate of Lakeville High School in 1942, and received one year of nurse’s training at Indiana University the following year.  During WWII she worked at Ball Band in Mishawaka, providing boots to the military.  On November 27, 1943 she married Keith A. Sanders.  They raised their family, first i…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Earline “Mama” Robbins

    View Earline “Mama” Robbins Earline “Mama” Robbins, 89 years old, met her Lord and Savior at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019.  She passed away at Hospice House in South Bend with her son, Jimmie, by her side.  Mrs. Robbins, better known as Mama, was born on September 6, 1930 in Wayne County, TN to the late Bid and Charlcie (Johnson) Kilburn.  She has resided in South Bend since 1951, moving from Wayne County, TN.  On December 24, 1949 in Corinth, MS, Earline and Waco…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Sandra Barnes

    View Sandra Barnes Sandra J. Barnes, 78, residing in South Bend, passed away at 4:14 a.m. Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.  She was born July 14, 1941 in South Bend, the daughter of George O. & Esther H. (Gebhardt) Frepan, and has remained a lifelong resident. On July 8, 1966 at Zion United Church of Christ, South Bend, Sandy was united in marriage to the love of her life, Daniel J. Barnes.  She is survived by her husband Dan of 53 years.  Also s…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Elizabeth Huys

    View Elizabeth Huys South Bend Elizabeth J. “Betty – Boop” Huys, 69 years old, passed away at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019.  Elizabeth was born January 25, 1950 in South Bend to the late John and Grace Coughlin.  She remained a lifelong resident.  John Huys and Elizabeth were united in marriage and he survives.  Elizabeth is survived by her daughter Kimberly (Jimmie Jr) Adkins of South Bend, two grandchildren Brianna Caddy and Kyle Blair, two great grandchildren,…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Lillian Elliott

    View Lillian Elliott Mishawaka Lillian Elliott, 93, recently of Mishawaka, IN, passed away on October 22, 2019. Born on June 29, 1926 in Woodstock, IL, the youngest of the nine children of John and Elizabeth (Schiller) Musser. She was a graduate of Woodstock High School, spending her senior year working at the Auto Light Factory on behalf of the “war effort.” She later attended Vogue School of Design in Chicago and was a sales associate at the State Street Marsha…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Richard Eby

    View Richard Eby Walkerton Richard L. Eby, 89 years old, passed away at 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at his home.  Richard was born on December 10, 1929 in Mishawaka to the late Clayton and Pearl (VanDussen) Eby.  He has lived in Walkerton most of his life.  On April 30, 1950 in South Bend, Richard and Rita Powers were united in marriage.  Rita preceded him in death on September 20, 2002.  Also preceded him in death was his sister, Flora J. Kaser; and two b…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Rev. James McAllister

    View Rev. James McAllister Rev. James L. McAllister, 69, of South Bend, IN passed away at 10:17 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 26, 1950, in Fayetteville, NC.   James is survived by his wife, Maritza James-McAllister of Fayetteville, IN, daughters, Blanche (Andru) McAllister-Dykes of Irmo, SC, Erica McAllister of Creedmoor, NC and Viconte (Wesley) Butler of South Bend, IN; sons, Victor (Katrina) McAllister of Creedmore, NC, James Phillip M…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Lester Townsend

    View Lester Townsend South Bend Lester S. Townsend was born March 31, 1908 in Cairo, IL to Minnie (Henson) and Will Townsend. His date of transition was October 22, 2019 in South Bend, IN at the age of 111. Growing up, Lester had a close-knit family of brothers and sisters, all of whom preceded him in death. His older sister was Lottie Guerden and older brother was George Roe Townsend. After Lester, there were seven other children: sisters, Lillian Shaw, Lenora Alexander, Ora Cherry and Amy J…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Mary Ann Klebusits

    View Mary Ann Klebusits South Bend Mary Ann Klebusits, 92 years old, passed away at 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Hospice House, South Bend.  Mrs. Klebusits was born on March 13, 1927 in South Bend to the late James and Viola (Batt) Vargo.  She has remained a lifelong resident.  On March 4, 1946 in South Bend, Mary Ann and John E. Klebusits were united in marriage.  John preceded her in death in 1985.  Also preceding her in death was her grandson, Chad …

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Eleanore Engstrom-Lybarger

    View Eleanore Engstrom-Lybarger South Bend Eleanore J. Engstrom-Lybarger, 94, resident of South Bend, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday morning, October 23, 2019. She was born on September 21, 1925 in South Bend to Karl and Anna (Borostowski) Hoffmann, both of whom preceded her in death. On June 7, 1947 in South Bend, Eleanore married Robert L. Engstrom, who preceded her in death on October 16, 1986. She later married Ralph Lybarger on January 2, 2000 in South Bend. In addition to her loving …

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Joshua Flinn

    View Joshua Flinn South Bend Joshua Lamont Flinn, 36 years old, passed away on Saturday morning, October 19, 2019.  Joshua was born on July 18, 1983 in Muncie, Indiana to Sheila K. Woods and the late David Bruno.  Joshua is survived by his children Mariyah Flinn of South Bend, Joshua Lamont Flinn Jr of South Bend, Ava Whiting of Parma, Ohio and Jerimah Flinn of South Bend; one grandson Jaylen Flinn.  Also surviving are his sisters Recie Lee (Pierre) Woods -Warfield of South Ben…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Dean Davis

    View Dean Davis Dean Davis, 85 of South Bend, Sarasota and formerly of Elkhart, is now dancing with the angels, while likely listening to Frank Sinatra and making everyone his famous bloody marys, in heaven. Dean had a plentiful life which he created for himself and his family, after experiencing adversity while growing up in a poor neighborhood. He decided he needed to break the cycle from that childhood and knew that a degree from The University of Notre Dame would help him achieve that.&nb…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Karen Schmidt Gaby

    View Karen Schmidt Gaby Karen J. Gaby, formerly Karen J. Schmidt, 81, of South Bend passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 at her home surrounded by family.  She was born February 3, 1938 in South Bend to the late Edward and Virginia (Butler) Runyan.  On June 30,  1956 she married Frederick Schmidt who preceded her in 1983.  She married Terry Gaby on February 14, 1987, who preceded her in 2013. Karen is survived by her daughter, Debra (David) Ketcham; son, Michael (Lynn) Sch…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Mary Anne Emmons

    View Mary Anne Emmons Lakeville Mary Anne Emmons, 88 years old, passed away at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019 at her home.  Mrs. Emmons was born on August 4, 1931 in South Bend to the late Wilford Daniel and Mary Elizabeth (Milner) Fisher.  She has remained a lifelong resident.  On December 3, 1971 in North Liberty, Mary Anne and Karl Jr. Emmons were united in marriage. Along with her loving husband, Karl, of 47 years, survivors include their children, Robin (Tamra) Rob…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Alma Bolen

    View Alma Bolen Formerly of Osceola, IN Alma Lee Bolen, 97, formerly of Osceola, IN, residing in Sherrills Ford, NC. died October 10, 2019 at Brian Center of natural causes.  Alma Lee was born to August and Emma Much in South Bend, IN. Alma Lee graduated from Riley High School in 1941.  She became engaged to Roy E. Bolen just before he was called to serve in the US Army.  Upon his return from duty, they were married on October 21, 1945 and moved to Southern Indiana while Roy re…

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Mary Jo Miller

    View Mary Jo Miller Mary Jo Miller, 86, of South Bend, Indiana passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Mary Jo was born November 30, 1932 in Shipshewana, Indiana, to Amos T. Bontrager and Kathryn Grace Miller. Mary Jo graduated from Shipshewana High School in 1950. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Goshen College in 1954 and later earned her Masters of Education from Indiana University, Bloomington. Mary Jo married Lloyd D. Miller on August 27, 1955 at Forks Mennonite Church in …

  • Lakeville,  North Liberty,  South Bend

    Robert “Bob” Flannery Sr.

    View Robert “Bob” Flannery Sr. South Bend Robert “Bob” Perry Flannery Sr. of South Bend passed away in his home on Friday, October 18, 2019.  He was born on September 17, 1961 in South Bend to the late Donald and Mildred (Hunt) Flannery.  Bob is survived by his son, Robert Perry (Danialle) Flannery Jr.; daughters, Tiffany (Tremaine) Jex and Destiny Lovin; step-son Jason Ritter; grandchildren, Brandon, Kaylie, Perry, Amilya, Brigley; step-grandsons, Jeremiah and Trey; brother, Richar…