Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

October 25, 2013

LaMar ‘Smitty’ Helmuth

NEW PARIS — LaMar “Smitty” Helmuth, 74, died after an extended illness Wednesday morning at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.

He was born Dec. 26, 1938 in Marshall County, to Crist and Wilma (Yoder) Helmuth.

On Aug. 14, 1965, he married Janet Hubartt at First Brethren Church, Goshen.

She survives along with a daughter, Tonnya (Douglas) Beck, Goshen; four grandchildren, Joshua, Joseph, Nicki and Ryne; five brothers, Homer (Janet), Phoenix, Ariz., Ed (Connie) and Merle (Nora), both of Bremen, Don (Carol) of Milford and Floyd (Rose) of Nappanee; and five sisters, Freida (Willis) Lehman of Nappanee, Erma (Melvin) Schmucker, Mary Lou (Merlin) Mullett and Laura Stutzman, all of Etna Green, and Martha (Ray) Whetstone of Shipshewana; and a sister-in-law, Martha Helmuth of Shipshewana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Troy, who died in 1986; and a brother, Eli.

Mr. Helmuth drove truck for Burger Dairy prior to owning Midwest Marine for 20 years.

In his earlier years he played fast pitch softball and enjoyed coaching slow-pitch softball. He and Janet often vacationed in Florida where he enjoyed fishing off the coast. Locally, he enjoyed the auctions at Peddlers Village.

Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, and one hour prior to the 1 p.m. funeral service Saturday at Nappanee Missionary Church. The Rev. Harold Knight of Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church will officiate.

Burial will follow at Violett Cemetery in Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Sonshine Daycare, Millersburg, or Goshen Home Care and Hospice.

Online condolences may offered at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • OBT GN0731 Fisher obit photo John J. Fisher GOSHEN — John J. Fisher died suddenly Monday morning at his home at Waterford Crossing. He was 88 years old. He was born June 28, 1926 in Bloomsburg, Pa., to John J. Fisher Sr. and Alma Warye Fisher. His father was a faculty member at Bloomsburg Stat

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0731 OReilly obit photo Patricia P. O'Reilly GOSHEN — Patricia P. O’Reilly, 87, died Tuesday at Greencroft Goshen Health Care. She was born Dec. 12, 1926 in London, England, to Ralph C. Pond and Mary C. (Ashton) Pond. She and her mother immigrated to the United States after the death of her fat

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0731 Troyer, Orpha obit photo Orpha S. Troyer GOSHEN — Orpha S. Troyer, 86, formerly of Middlebury, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at her residence. She was born Jan. 16, 1928 in Elkhart County, to Samuel and Lizzie (Yoder) Thomas. On Aug. 17, 1947, she married Lester C. Troyer in Elkhart County. He

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0731 Frantz obit photo Lloyd Paul Frantz GOSHEN — Lloyd Paul Frantz, 89, died 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa. He was born May 17, 1925 in Lehighton, Pa., to Morgan and Mary S. (Stimmel) Frantz. He married Helen (Rohrer) Frantz Aug. 8, 1946, at the Bethel Missionary C

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0731 Hess obit photo Esther K. Hess GOSHEN — Esther K. Hess, 95, died Tuesday afternoon at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, to Titus L. and Priscilla (Shantz) Kolb. On March 1, 1943, she married Charles V. Hess in Goshen. He died Dec

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Georgianna Smith MIDDLEBURY — Georgianna Smith, 70, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. Viewing will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange, where a funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday. Bu

    July 30, 2014

  • Gladys Irene Hayner COLUMBIA CITY — Gladys Irene Hayner died Wednesday at Oak Pointe. She was married for 61 years to Lester D. “Bud” Hayner, who died in 2008. She is survived by two children, Charles (Eva) Hayner, Wolcottville, and Claire (Gary) Hicks, Columbia. There

    July 30, 2014

  • Walter R. Everest BRISTOL — Walter R. Everest, 78, died Tuesday at Elkhart Hospice House. In Dunlap May 20, 1978, he married Cheryl M. Thompson who died Nov. 28, 2009. He is survived by two sons, Basil E. Davis and Ryan J. Davis, both of Bristol; and a daughter, Jenni

    July 30, 2014

  • Arrangements pending for July 31, 2014 These arrangements and services appeared in the July 31, 2014 edition of The Goshen News.

    July 30, 2014

  • OBT GN0730 Lambright obit photo Donna M. Lambright LAGRANGE — Donna M. Lambright, 72, died peacefully Monday after a brave battle with cancer. She passed away at her home while surrounded by her family.Donna was born Aug. 9, 1941 in Buffalo, N.Y., to Harry and Hilda (Pollock) Weir. They preceded her

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo