ELLEN LASH of Kendallville, 100, mother of the Rev. Evan Lash, pastor of First United Methodist Church at LaPorte, Ind., died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. A memorial service was held Sept.16 in Kendallville with the Rev. Dr. G. Scott Pattison officiating. Burial was at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville. Survivors include: daughter, Karen Steelman of Gary; son, the Rev. Evan (Barbara Jackson) Lash of LaPorte; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Church United Methodist, PO Box 431, Kendalville, IN 46755; the American Cancer Society; or the charity of your choice. Condolences can be sent to the Rev. & Mrs. Evan (and Barbara), 2006 Michigan Avenue, LaPorte, IN 46350.