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Lewis, Gloria  
Gloria (Georgia) Lewis, 81 Gloria (Georgia) Lewis, 81, of Remington, passed away August 26, 2015 at Green Hill Manor Nursing Home in Fowler. She passed away on what would have been her and her husband's 65th wedding anniversary. She was born in the Laurel Fork community near Hillsville, Virginia on December 23, 1933 to the late Vernon and Hattie Ola (Nester) Vass. She was the fourth of five children. On August 26, 1950, Georgia married Avery Lewis who preceded her in death on June 4, 2013. Georgia is survived by her daughter, Ruena (Kenneth) Rogers of Remington; three grandchildren: Nathan (Valeri) Rogers of Remington, Nancy (Bryan) Adwell of Fowler and Millie (Allan) Maximo of San Pedro Sula, Honduras; and seven grandchildren: Ali, Sadi, Averi and James Rogers and Lucia, Hannah and Sarah Maximo. Georgia is also survived by: a brother, Bradford (Nell) Vass of St. Albans, West Virginia; and two sisters-in-law, Estes Leftridge and Bonnie Vass, both of Hillsville, Virginia; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband Avery Lewis; one brother, Posie (Bonnie) Vass; and two sisters, Idesta (Darnell) Tolbert and Helen (Wilford) Horton. Avery and Georgia moved from Virginia to Indiana in 1964 to help with farming for his brother-in-law, Rush (Azalee) Dalton. They lived in Goodland, Rensselaer and Remington. In November of 2012, due to health issues, Avery and Georgia moved to the country near Remington to live with their daughter. Georgia later resided in the Green Hill Nursing Home in Fowler. Georgia loved to cook, garden and can vegetables and keep a very clean house. She also kept house for several older couples in the Rensselaer area. Until health issues kept her homebound, she was an active member of the Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church. Visitation will be on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 10 a.m. until noon (Central Time) at the Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at the church at noon with Elder Thurman Richie officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church. Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer is handling the arrangements. Share memories and condolences online at www.SteinkeFuneralHome.com .
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2015

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Lopp, Merrill G.  
Merrill G. Lopp, 76 Merrill G. Lopp, 76, of Kentland, IN, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at 2:32 p.m., in Rosewalk Village of Lafayette, Lafayette, IN. He was born May 22, 1939 in Kentland, IN to the late Charles H. and Vivian N. Lewis Lopp. He was a graduate of the Brook High School, Brook, IN class of 1957 and attended Greer Technical College, Chicago, Illinois. Merrill loved to build and fly model airplanes, radio control airplanes and Eltra Light Planes. He received his pilots license when he was 22 and built 2 of his own planes. He was a retired auto mechanic, first working in Kentland, IN at Cass Chevrolet. then owned and operated the Westside Garage, in Brook, IN for 20 years. Merrill was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Kentland, IN, serving on several of the church boards, Flying Falcons and Model Airplane Clulb. On August 30, 1959 in Morocco, IN he married Kay E. Potts, and she survives. Also surviving is a son Roger M. Lopp, (wife, Marie), Dillon, Colorado, and a daughter, Julia C. Lopp, Lafayette, IN, a sister, Donna Ekstrom, (husband, Don), Tipton, IN and 2 brothers, Alan Lopp, (wife, Christa), Truckee, CA, and Denver Lopp, (wife, Nancy), Brook, IN, grandfather of 2 Sean Lopp, Ft. Collin, CO and Colleen Lopp, Denver, CO. Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 5:00 -7:00 PM, (CST) at the Gerts Funeral Home, Brook, IN, funeral services will be on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at ll:00 AM (CST) at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Kentland, IN with burial to follow in the Buswell Cemetery, Kentland, IN. The family request in lieu of flowers memorials be given to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
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Published in the Journal & Courier on Aug. 25, 2015
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