Jeff Virgil Taylor

Jeff V. Taylor Sept. 13, 1953-Mar. 24, 2019

Jeff Virgil Taylor, 65, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN.

Jeff was born September 13, 1953 in Whitesberg, KY to George and Dorothy (Adams) Taylor Sr. and lived in the area most of his life. He was a retired plant manager for Custom Honing in South Bend, IN. Continue reading

Lydia A. Bradley

Lydia A. Bradley, age 61, of Knox, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019. She was born September 14, 1957 in LaPorte, Indiana to Bill and Charlene Young Hudson. She had worked for many years at the Scott-Foresman Company. On November 10, 2010 she married Roy Bradley, he survives. Also surviving are her father, Bill Hudson of Missouri, her children, Jonmichael Koekenberg of Owensboro, Kentucky and Gretchen Koekenberg of Marion, Indiana, step-children, Ann Bradley of Colorado, Matt Bradley of Knox, and Duane Bradley of Knox, a sister, Penny McDowell of LaPorte, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A funeral service will take place at 7:00pm (CT) Tuesday, March 26, 2019, with visitation 3 hours prior to services, at M.C. Smith Funeral Home.

Crystal Boese

39-year-old Crystal Boese of Walkerton passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Funeral services will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. CDT at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel. Visitation will be Monday at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CDT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the funeral home.

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.