Mary Ruth Girten
March 10, 2013 at 4:50 pm
Please accept my sincere condolences. You are all in my heart and prayers. I have nothing but fond memories of Harry and Mary Girten - what a truly blessed match now back together.
Susie Reinholt
March 10, 2013 at 7:50 pm
My sympathy and prayers to the Girten Family. Mary was such a strong yet sweet loving lady! She is with the love of her life once again.
Jeanie Andrews Martin
Plymouth, In
March 10, 2013 at 8:12 pm
Sending prayers.
Kris Snyder
March 11, 2013 at 9:19 am
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Girten family, what neat parents you had. Mary always seemed to remember me and my daughter even in her advanced years, what great parents you all had, she will be missed by all.

Paul & Olivia Wendel
Paul Wendel
March 11, 2013 at 9:20 am
Mary was always so joyful and brought a lot of love to all who had the pleasure of running into her. She was a shining example of motherhood.
Marie J. Albertson
Carmel, IN
March 11, 2013 at 9:40 am
So very sorry for the loss of your mother. I wish I could have gotten to know her. She sounds like a really neat lady, from what all you had told me. I feel very blessed to have been part of her care and to have gotten to know all of you. God Bless and my deepest sympathy to all the family.
Mary Beth Houin, Center for Hospice care
March 11, 2013 at 9:58 am
It is with sadness that Larry and I read of Mary's passing. She and Harry were such wonderful role models for their family and community. Also she was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church with her family through the years.She was always so happy, and it showed in her every day life. She will be missed by all of you, but oh remember all of those family gatherings in their home and cherish them.
Sue Chase
Brandon, FL
March 11, 2013 at 10:29 am
Dear Angi and Tim,
We are so sorry about your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Paula and Ron Babcock
Paula Babcock
Plymouth, IN
March 11, 2013 at 11:18 am
Family Girten...please accept our sympathy in the loss of your loved one. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Francie & Dennis Beville
March 11, 2013 at 3:30 pm
Dearest Girten Family, My sincere condolences to you all. Mr. and Mrs. Girten raised so many wonderful members of this community and that continues to grow with her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. You all have been blessed with her love. May all those memories bring you comfort.
Sincerely, Kathy & Family
Kathy Alexander
March 11, 2013 at 7:25 pm
Our condolences to all the Girten family on the loss of your mother. She was special and we liked her so much.

Mary Jane(Parsons)Weidler &
Ray Pynaert

March 11, 2013 at 8:09 pm
Dear Angi and Tim,
You are in my prayers during this difficult time.
Thinking about all of you.
Mary Spoor
March 11, 2013 at 8:55 pm
I've known Mary for as long as I can remember, and she was definitely one of the sweetest "lunch ladies" that I have ever known! Mary was always smiling and full of compliments. The "Girten" family is a very special group of people because of Mary!
Kim Wright Morrison
Culver, IN
March 11, 2013 at 9:23 pm
May God bless the whole Girten family in this time of sorrow.
Dale & Dorothy Heflick
plymouth, IN
March 11, 2013 at 10:45 pm
Our deepest sympathy to the Girten/Nelson families. You now have another angel in heaven looking down on you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. God be with you and give you peace.

Barb & Bub Lowry
Barb Lowry
Davenport, FL
March 11, 2013 at 11:38 pm
Girten Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your mother was a loving, caring lady and will be missed. A mother with open arms to all the neighborhood kids.
Janet Metsker Smith
Janet Smith
Plymouth, IN
March 12, 2013 at 2:20 am
To the whole Girten family I very sorry to hear about Mary's passing she was one special lady
And I'm sure anyone that knew her would say the same and although I didn't see her much since I left Plymouth whenever I did she would welcome me with a big hug, she always treated me as part of the family & all I can think of are good memories that will be with me for the rest of my life
She will be missed
Take care, Bob Albertson
Bob Albertson
March 12, 2013 at 7:50 am
I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. I remember her from years ago. She was a very sweet lady.

Janet (Murray) Johnson
Highlands, Texas
March 12, 2013 at 7:55 am
To The Girten Family,

I have known all of you for many years and I know how much your mother meant to all of you. She will be greatly missed by this community. How wonderful she lived so long and touched so many lives. You will have many memories for years to pass down to your children and grandchildren.

God bless all of you.

Holli Shorter-Pifer
Holli Shorter Pifer
Plymouth, IN
March 12, 2013 at 9:28 am
To All the Girten Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mary lived a long and fruitful life. Always had a kind word to say to everyone. Now she is in God's hands and her final resting place beside Harry. Prayers are coming your way during this difficult time.
Bomber Wickey
Kentwood, Michigan
March 12, 2013 at 9:52 am
To all the Girten family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Although it was somewhat expected, it is none the less sad news. She was known and loved by many. We have all lost a great lady with Mary's passing.

Mary Lee Rudd and family

Mary Lee Rudd
Plymouth, IN
March 12, 2013 at 10:37 am
Larry, Patti, and the whole Girten family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Ray Uhlig Jr.
Ray Uhlig Jr
March 12, 2013 at 11:28 am
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mary . She was a dear lady and I was happy to have known her for many years .
Lucy Kniggendorf Leachman

Lucille Kniggendorf Leachman
Plymouth, IN
March 12, 2013 at 1:21 pm
Thoughts are with your families. What a special lady she was!
Roger & Cindi Eads
March 12, 2013 at 6:32 pm
Dear Girten Family, Chuck and I are in Florida. We are so sorry we can not be there to Celebrate Mary's Life! What a Wonderful Woman! We feel Blessed to have known Mary and will cherish all the memories. I believe we know each and every one of Mary's kids. Chuck probably had most of them in school, or sports events! Plus, knowing her sisters and brothers! Our sincere Sympathy to each and Everyone of YOU!
Chuck and Marilee Johnson
Chuck & Marilee Johnson
Plymouth, Indiana
March 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm
To a Special family of a Special Lady:

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mary was a sweet and kind lady who will be missed by all. I will always remember her smile and kind words when I greeted her. Now she has joined Harry and they are looking down and smiling on all of us.

Linda & Dave Zeider

Linda & Dave Zeider
Plymouth, IN
March 13, 2013 at 3:19 am

I was so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful lady and a real sweetheart. She sure will be missed..
God Bless you and all your family,
Denny Dittrick
Denny Dittrick
Indianapolis, IN
March 13, 2013 at 7:16 am
My Prayers and thoughts go out to you all . Your Mother is at peace and with the los of her life God Bless
Nanette Miller Durbin
Plymouth , In
March 13, 2013 at 7:36 am
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mary . She was a dear lady and I was happy to have known her for many years .
Lucy kniggendorf LEACHMAN

Lucille kniggendorf leachman
plymouth, IN
March 13, 2013 at 8:50 am
To Larry, Dee, Lynn, and Ann..... well as the younger siblings I do not know, I was very sorry to learn of the loss of your dear mother. It is quite obvious, upon reading her obituary, that she will certainly be missed in the Plymouth community. What a BLESSING all of you had to have had such a wonderful mother and role model......and it sounds like your father was very special, too. I didn't know your folks well, but I do know that I have very special memories that I treasure of growing up with several of you Girten children. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of loss.

Bonnie Beals Essex
Greenville, SC
March 13, 2013 at 9:31 am
To All of The Girten Family

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Mary was a wonderful woman and so many of us are blessed to have known her. Your whole family was blessed to have parents like Harry and Mary. Cherish the
memories which we know there are many. Our prayers are with you ALL during this difficult time.

Love to you all,
Al and Becky Wade
Becky Wade
Plymouth, In
March 13, 2013 at 10:06 am
I played in that back yard and grew up with the Girten kids. Mr. and Mrs. Girten welcomed all who came and made everyone feel as though they had true worth. We should all learn by their example. We could use more Harry and Mary Girtens. Our prayers are with you.

Jerry and Christine Ringle
Jerry Ringle
March 13, 2013 at 10:23 am
To the whole Girten family,
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. I did not know your Mom, but have known a lot of you "kids". She must have been a wonderful person.
Don & Kathy (Jung) Parker
Kathy Jung Parker
Plymouth, IN
March 13, 2013 at 11:30 am
Every morning stopped at Girten home to walk to school with Ann. A big, noisy happy family and Mary was certainly the heart of it all. Fond memories.
Kay Murray Bauer
Wichita, KS
March 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm
Dear Girten Family, Although it is always difficult to lose a beloved parent, we hope that each of you finds peace and comfort in the wonderful memories of Mary and the legacy of family closeness that will live on for generations to come.

The Schroeder Family, Dave, Carol, Julie & Jan
Julie Weidner
March 13, 2013 at 1:28 pm
Our thoughts and prayers for your Family. Your mom was a very special lady who will be greatly missed.

Bill , Sue (Martin) Allen
and Family
Susan (Martin) Allen
plymouth, In.
March 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm
Jack and I were planning to come to Mary's viewing today, but we have been sick and thought
better of it. I am much better, but Jack has really been sick for 2 days. He wanted me to send his
love and special thoughts of Mary and what a great mother she was to all of them. He often speaks
of how her door was always open to everyone and she always had enough food to feed anyone who
came by. As we get older, we don't forget the kindness of others and truely Mary knew how to
share the love. I know you will miss her greatly. You only have one mother in this life and that
special bond does not end in death. We will be thinking of all of you at this time.
Rita and Jack Simpson
Mentone, Ind
March 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm
Mary was one of the sweetest people I ever met and she raised an outstanding family. She and Harry were Plymouth fixtures. I have many fond memories of their loving children My thoughts and prayers are with the family. She will be missed, but she will be waiting to greet us one day when we pass through the gates of Heaven. Mary lived a life centered on the Golden Rule; she was dedicated to others and did for them what she would have hoped someone would do for her if she were in their circumstance.


Rick and Marty Derf (Mr. & Mrs. Big Time Radio)
Rick Derf
Grand Haven, MI
March 13, 2013 at 6:53 pm
To The Girten Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May she soar with the angels.....
Donna Taber Whitmer
Plymouth, In
March 13, 2013 at 7:05 pm
Sorry to hear about your loss. Your mom was a wonderful person she always had a smile on her face when you would see her. I have a lot of great memories growing up on the south side.
Cathy Glaub
March 13, 2013 at 11:01 pm
Thoughts and prayers are with the Girten Family. So lucky to have known such special people!!! Mary and Harry are dancing in Heaven now!!
Julie and Rick Gilley
March 14, 2013 at 3:01 am
I was sorry to hear of Your loss. Mary was a good neighbor. I liked the white dog also. I will remember them both with a warm smile.
Steve Listenberger
March 14, 2013 at 9:42 am
Our thought and prayers are with your family.
Bob & Ann Kershenr
March 14, 2013 at 10:13 am
Praying for the enitre Girten family to find peace in their hearts!
Love always,
Chuck, Jennifer, Luke and Grant Houin
Jennifer & Chuck Houin
March 14, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Your mother was just the sweetest lady. May she rest in peace. Our thoughts are with her family.
Neys McFarland
Surprise, Arizona
March 14, 2013 at 11:07 pm
To Patti and the rest of the Girten family. Thinking of you and your family. Your mother was a fond memory of my school years and will continue to be as long as I think about my younger years.
Gregory A Amones
LaPorte, IN
March 16, 2013 at 9:36 am
Dear Girten family our neighborhood lost a great lady. You could always expect a smile and a wave from Mary and Harry. I am so sorry for your loss, but you will always remember all the things that made her life so great and memorable.
Kay , John and Stephanie Metsker
March 16, 2013 at 11:28 am
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mary . She was a dear lady and I was happy to have known her for many years .
Lucy Kniggendorf LEACHMAN

Lucille Kniggendorf Leachman
Plymouth, IN
March 17, 2013 at 7:07 pm
Sympathy to all the Girtens, especially Larry and Dee, who Marilyn and I knew. I was part of the south side crew. I'm glad both your parents had a long and full life, and you must have great memories. I've not enjoyed going through condolences as much as these> I knew your mum best when I was your South Bend Tribune paperboy, in 1953 and - 4, as I figure it now. I would go to yoru kitchen door, collect my 35 cents, hang around for a siting of Dee, whom I loved then, and talk to Mrs. Girten,who knew I was very happy hanging out. She was a busy woman, but she'd let me hang for a while. She'd talk, and I'd watch her deal with small crises, and then she'd tell me I'd better leave and finish my collecting. Mr. Girten, by the way, had a sidelight of fixing television sets in those earliest days of television, and he fixed ours until we left Dickson Street for Liberty Street. Love to all things Girten. Marilyn & Phil Milner
phil milner
Antigonish, NS
March 20, 2013 at 2:58 pm
I couldn't agree more with Phil Milner's observations. In reading the condolence messages, it is obvious what an impact Mary Ruth and Harry had on their family, their church and their community. I have fond memories of spending time in the Girten home. Growing up in the same church and knowing the 'older' Girten children, I was fortunate to be a part of their friendship and wisdom. I'm sure you are all feeling the loss but it's hard to be sad when one has left such a wonderful legacy. She is at peace and reunited with Harry. What a reunion that must have been! To the Girten/Nelson families: May you all feel God's presence as you go on without Mary Ruth..
Becki Hampton Felten
March 25, 2013 at 4:05 pm
Girten family,
Our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your momma. Her legacy will live on through you all! Peace and blessings in the days and months ahead as you remember her life and celebrate all that she stood for.
Love, Art and Tami Brock
Tami Brock
Noblesville, IN


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