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Jan. 17, 1936 - Sept. 23, 2007

SOUTH BEND -- Elsa L. Honer, 71, of South Bend, died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 23, 2007) at home after a battle with cancer.

She was born Jan. 17, 1936, to William and Madeline (Pauwels) Farrington. She married Gordon Honer on Sept. 2, 1978.

He survives along with six children, Christine (Paul) Sherry of Osceola, Gary (Lori) Honer of Indianapolis, Diana (Kenneth) Koenig of Knox, Laura Clayton of Granger, William (Renee) Lewinski of Mishawaka and Lyn (Dennis Randall) Tavernier of Elkhart; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne (Alice) Farrington of South Bend; and one sister, Ilah (Larry) Alsop of North Vernon.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with burial to follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.

Mrs. Honer was an area lifetime resident who graduated from South Bend Central High School in 1953. She earned her bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University and taught elementary school in Fremont, Mich., and at Swanson Elementary School in South Bend. She was known as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who also was an artist, painting her own Christmas cards every year. She loved Easter and enjoyed watching the annual Easter egg hunt.

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