John R. Rice

Funeral services for John R. Rice, of Knox, will be held on Thursday, March 21st at 1 p.m. at the Braman and Son Memorial Chapel in Knox, with visitation there from 10 a.m. until the time of the services.

Janette F. Martin Britton

Graveside services for 76-year-old Janette F. Martin Britton, of Knox, will be held on Saturday, March 23rd at 11 a.m. at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Knox. Braman and Son Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Opal Cole

Funeral services for Opal Cole, 85, of Knox will be Friday, March 22 at 2 p.m. CT at the Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel with visitation there on Thursday, March 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. CT, and Friday one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Esther Joan Gabhart

Funeral services for 86-year-old Esther Joan Gabhart, of Winamac, will be Friday, March 22 at 10 a.m. ET at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac with visitation there Thursday, March 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET. Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home in Valparaiso.

Charles R. Fort

Funeral services for 68-year-old Charles R. Fort, of Knox, will be held on Wednesday, March 20th at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Knox, with visitation there from 4 p.m. until the time of the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Services of Starke County. Braman and Son Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangement.

Sydney Nicole Littleton


Sydney Nicole Littleton, age 21, of Knox, passed away suddenly on March 14, 2019. Sydney was born September 4, 1997 in Knox. She was a 2015 graduate of Knox High School, where she had played in the school band. She loved to dance and had participated in dance class for over 15 years. She was currently working at the Subway in Knox. Continue reading

Theresa A. Logan

A Funeral Mass for Theresa A. Logan, 90, of Francesville, will be held Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m. EDT at St. Francis of Solano Catholic Church in Francesville. Visitation is Wednesday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, followed by a memorial service there at 1 p.m. Memorials may be given to St. Francis of Solano Catholic Church or the West Side Senior Center.

Arlos L Kroft Epler

Arlos L Kroft Epler, age 95, a long time Francesville resident, passed away at her granddaughter’s home in Lakeville, 7:00 AM Sunday, March 10, 2019. She was born in Medaryville, July 23, 1923 daughter of the late George and Grace Tetzloff Kroft. She married Frank R. Epler on July 4, 1958 and he preceded her in death.

Arlos graduated from Medaryville High School and was a homemaker. She had been a life member of St. John’s UCC . She enjoyed cooking and baking, cookies and pies were her specialty. She also enjoyed playing euchre.

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Watson White

Funeral services for Watson White, 80, of Culver, are Monday, March 11 at 2 p.m. EDT at the Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel, with visitation there from noon until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to the Center for Hospice.

Kenneth L. Kemble


Kenneth L. Kemble was born December 16, 1943 in Knox, Indiana to Harry and Amanda Kemble. Ken was the youngest of four siblings: Gene, Marlene (Griffith) and Bob.

Ken’s heart was captured by his high school sweetheart Eileen Hasnerl. She would become his best friend and wife for 55 incredible years. Ken and Eileen had two children, Kurt and Kelly (Manning). They were his pride and joy, and blessed him with five grandchildren, who endearingly called him Papa. Kurt and his wife Shelly have two children, Taylor and Hunter. Kelly and her husband, Anthony Manning, have three sons: Kemble, Harrison and Gabriel.

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Robbin K. Thompson Mullins

Funeral services for Robbin K. Thompson Mullins, 64, of Hobart, will be Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m CT at the Rees Funeral Home in Hobart with visitation there on Thursday, March 7 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m CT. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Doris Emma Becker

Doris Becker

Doris Emma Becker, 90, of Rensselaer, IN passed away at 5:45 AM Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Rensselaer Care Center in Rensselaer. She was born on March 16, 1928 in Medaryville, IN to the late George J. and Grace A. Tetzloff Kroft. On June 7, 1947, Doris married Robert H. Becker. He passed away on November 17, 1978. She was a former Deputy Auditor for the Jasper County Auditor’s Office and was a volunteer at the Jasper County Hospital gift shop.

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Ernest McDaniel

69-year-old Ernest McDaniel of North Judson passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019. A memorial service will be Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. CST at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Marion “Cy” Harness

Visitation for 87-year-old Marion “Cy” Harness, of Hamlet, will be Sunday, March 3 from noon to 2 p.m. CT at the Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel. No funeral service is scheduled. Burial will follow at the Grovertown Cemetery.

Dedra (Rudd) Ragan

Funeral services for Dedra (Rudd) Ragan, 53, of Knox, are Monday, February 25 at 1 p.m. at Braman & Son Memorial Chapel in Knox, with visitation there from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to the family.

Forrest Fishburn

Funeral services for Forrest Fishburn, 78, of Knox, are Thursday, February 28 at 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Knox. Visitation is Wednesday, February 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Braman & Son Memorial Chapel in Knox. Memorials may be given to the youth organization of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Lois Darlene Sponaugle

Lois Darlene Sponaugle, age 74, of Knox, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 surrounded by her family at her home. Lois was born August 16, 1944 in Valparaiso, Indiana to Earl Smith and Lois Stonecipher Smith, both deceased. She had worked for many years a waitress. On March 7, 1961 she married Ralph Sponaugle, he survives. Continue reading