Catherine Sue Abbitt of 205 6th Street, Winona Lake, Ind., passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at 11:15 p.m. at her residence in Winona Lake, Indiana at the age of 49.
She was born on June 23, 1961, in Goshen, Indiana, to the late Russell Keith Brown and Peggy Sue (Tice) Brown. Catherine was married on June 18, 1983 in Nappanee, Ind., to Tom Abbitt, who survives.
She was a 1979 graduate of Goshen High School, Goshen, Ind., and then continued her studies and graduated in 1983 with a degree in education from Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind. She was a third grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, Warsaw, Ind., where she has worked since 1997.
Catherine has been a resident of Kosciusko County, Ind., for the past 21 years, and she was a member of Community Grace Brethren Church of Warsaw.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Pastor Tom Abbitt (Winona Lake, Ind.); two sons: Nathan (wife Jamie) Abbitt; Matthew Abbitt (both of Winona Lake, Ind.); one daughter: Amy Abbitt (Winona Lake, Ind.); one brother: Dave (wife Lynn) Brown (Goshen, Ind.); and two sisters: Kim (husband Greg) Binkerd (Warsaw, Ind.); Ellen (husband Mark) Beer (New Paris, Ind.). She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 4, 2010, at Community Grace Brethren Church, 909 South Buffalo Street, Warsaw, Ind., officiated by Pastor Tim Clothier.
Richard Eugene Bell, 62, of Winchester, Va., died Sunday, September 19, 2010, in the Blue Ridge Hospice Residential Center.
Rev. Bell was born October 1, 1947, in Cumberland, Md., the son of Oscar Nimrod and Dorothy Viola Daniels Bell.
Rev. Bell graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1965. He attended LeTourneau College in Longview, Tex., from 1965-66 and graduated from Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind., in 1969 and in 1973 graduated from Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Ind.
Rev. Bell dedicated his life to serving the Lord as a pastor, faithfully teaching God’s Word for 36 years in Grace Brethren Churches in Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Kokomo, Ind.; Dallas Center, Iowa; Akron, Ohio; and Winchester, Va. Since 1998 he pastored the Apple Valley Community Church in Winchester.
From 1986-1998, while pastoring Grace Brethren Church, he produced a weekly
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