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Georgia Louise (Roop) McDougle, 93, of Mexico, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Peru.

She was born in Peru, Indiana on October 6, 1925, to George and Inez (Green) Roop. She was married to Clarence McDougle, and he preceded her in death in 2009. Georgia was an assembly worker at Classico in Peru and a lifelong member of the Eagles Lodge.

She is survived by her children: Clarence (Cathy) McDougle Jr. of Peru, Jan (Chuck) Moore of Winchester, OR, Della Maynard of Peru, Joyce Cupp of Whitesburg, TN, Harold (Berniece) McDougle of Denver, IN, and Shelly (Rick) Hoff of Peru. Also surviving is a brother Richard Roop, as well as 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a special nephew, Rob (Tina) Finan of New Albany, Pennsylvania and a special friend Dee (Bryan) Reed of Peru.

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Gregory “Greg” Alan Smyth, 63, of Sharpsville, Indiana, died unexpectedly at home on December 24, 2018. He was born on July 31, 1955, to Hobert and Jean Smyth. He married Tammy on October 26, 1990.

Greg was a hard worker, dedicated to his job as Service Technician with Brehob Corporation. He will be remembered as having a great passion for being a “Papaw” to his grandchildren and loved spending as much time with them as possible. His hobbies included working on his motorcycle and hunting. He was also an avid golfer and loved taking his friends and family out to the golf course.

Greg is survived by his wife, Tammy Smyth; his former wife, Karen Smyth and children and grandchildren: eldest daughter, Samantha Smyth, and her children, Sloane and Taliya Smyth; daughter, Nichole Smyth-Wilson (Tom), and their children, Rhys and Finn Wilson; son, Brandon Smyth, and his children, Bryce and Chloe Smyth. He is also survived by his father Hobert Smyth, and his sister Joyce Hughes (Terry), and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws, Sherry (David) Maggart, Phil Hurlburt, and Steve Bedwell (Elva). He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Smyth.

Eleanor Gray Johnson Mikesell

Eleanor Gray Johnson Mikesell, 83, Twelve Mile, passed away at 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Autumn Ridge in Wabash, Indiana.

Born July 7, 1935, in Twelve Mile, Indiana, she was the daughter of Wade and Margaret Gray Johnson.

She was employed at the Pharos-Tribune, JC Penney, the Employment Office, and the Girl Scouts, all in Logansport. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Logansport.

Survivors include her two sons, Paul Mikesell, Twelve Mile; and Greg (Joyce) Mikesell, Duluth, Georgia; granddaughter, Kimberly (Chris) Moulder, Lawrenceville, Georgia; four great-grandchildren, Ella, Spencer, Vivian, and Annabelle Moulder, all of Lawrenceville, Georgia.

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Doris Geneva Strong, 95, Goshen, and formerly of Twelve Mile, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018, at Waterford Crossing in Goshen.

Born September 10, 1923, in Macy, Indiana, she was the daughter of Homer William Ward and June Susan Murphy Ward. On Easter Sunday, March 28, 1948, at the home of her parents, she was married to Loyd Bruce Strong, and he preceded her in death on May 11, 2012.

She graduated from Deedsville High School in 1941 and then attended Logansport Business College. Doris was a member of the Metea Baptist Church. She loved to garden, sharing her flowers and vegetables with family, friends, and neighbors. She loved nature and was a caretaker of God’s creatures, feeding the local wildlife that visited her home west of Twelve Mile.

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Velva A. Clingaman, 77, of Tipton passed away at 6 am on Monday, December 17, 2018, at her residence.

She was born on February 4, 1941, in Canada, Kentucky to Lawrence and Roxie (Blackburn) Rutherford. She was married to Robert Clingaman, and he survives. Velva retired as a supervisor at Rytex and was a member of the Ash Street Wesleyan Church in Tipton.

She is survived by her husband and their children: Mike (Rita) Clingaman of Peru, Danny Ray Clingaman of Elwood, Connie (Kenny) Guffey of Tipton, and Robert W. (Connie) Clingaman of Windfall. Also, brothers L.R. Rutherford, Rolin Rutherford, Eddie Zornes, and Charlie Rutherford; and sisters Freda Willis and Roxie Jane Amburn; all of Kentucky. Also, surviving are six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a fifth on the way.

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Beatrice W. Angle Scott, 98, Logansport, passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018, at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport, Indiana.

Born on September 24, 1920, in Cass County, Indiana, she was the daughter of John Harvey and India Blanche Boone Angle. On April 5, 1950, in Rossville, Indiana, she was married to Carl J. Scott, and he preceded her in death on May 13, 1999.

She was a member of Corinth Brethren Church, Twelve Mile. She enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, spending time with her family, and listening to her girls sing in the group Fourgiven. She was a devoted prayer warrior for her family.

She is survived by her daughters, Cyrena (Ray) Staller, Logansport; Julie (Dave) Fred, Kewanna; and Jill Zartman, Rochester; sons, Kevin (Cindy) Scott and Dana (Kelly) Scott, all of Logansport; grandchildren, Adam Scott, Wes (Grace) Scott, and Stephanie (Blake) Mollenkopf, all of Logansport; Ashley (Andy) Pedigo, Kokomo; India (Joe) Isbell, Texas; Duane (Ashley) Scott, Logansport; Tai (Eric) Walsh, Macy; James (Kourtney) Fred, Rochester; Cody (Jennifer) Scott, Logansport; Cara (Chris) Adalade, Illinois; Silas (Tenile) Zartman, Wabash; Erica (Marc) Heater, Royal Center; Eli (Bre) Fred, Kewanna; Nick (Maggie) Erickson, Colorado; Kirsten (Caleb) Koontz, Lafayette; great-grandchildren, Zayne, Paley, and Crew Scott; Kinzie, Gavin, Logan, and Remley Mollenkopf; Keaton and Quinn Scott; Hagen and Hudson Pedigo; Carter, Cora, and Collette Scott; Chloe Scott; Jacob Fred; Roslyn and Eleanor Walsh; Nila Adalade, and Hank Erickson, and an additional four on the way. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Rosanna (Richard) Scott, and Phyllis (William) Scott.

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Larry L. Landis, 86, of Peru, passed away at 12:30 A.M., Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Century Villa Health Care, Greentown, IN. He was born in Peru on January 29, 1932, the son of Raymond and Thelma Schram Landis. Larry married Sharon Morton in Cissna Park, IL on Oct. 29, 1961, and she survives. Larry and Sharon celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this past October.

Larry was a 1950 graduate of Peru High School and a US Air Force Veteran. He was retired Eckrich employee and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Larry was an avid basketball fan and thoroughly enjoyed fishing. In his retirement, his summer and fall days were spent at Big Portage Lake, Backus, MN with his wife Sharon. Family was very important to Larry, and he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Sharon, are daughters Jodi West and husband Kevin of Brownsburg, IN and Jill Campbell and her husband Steve of Kokomo; a brother Jerry Landis of Peru; a sister Judy Becker of Kokomo; a sister-in-law Joan Morton of Cissna Park, IL; grandchildren Patrick West and his fiancée Andrea, Rachel West, Nathan Campbell and his wife Jessica and Megan Campbell and her fiancé Grant and great-grandchildren Brantlee Campbell and Carson Campbell. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

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Judy Ann Loftus, 73, of Peru passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018, at Aperion Care in Peru.

She was born in Rensselaer, Indiana on March 15, 1945, to Fred Maggert and Ethel Maggert (Cox). Throughout her life, she enjoyed cooking and caring for her family.

Judy is survived by her children Dawnetta Weigle DeWitt of Tuscon, Arizona, and James Weigle of Arizona. Also surviving are grandchildren: Charles A. Shockley Jr. of Delphi, Indiana, Anna-Marie Shockley of Peru, Joshua Allen DeWitt of Tuscon, Arizona, Kurtis Edward DeWitt of Indiana, and Stormy Veronica Weigle of Paducah, Kentucky; and great-grandchildren: Ashlynn Alivia Nichole Westgate of Peru, Mary Weigle of Paducah, Kentucky, Conor DeWitt of Indiana, and Jasper DeWitt of Indiana.