MURIEL THISTLE, spouse of the Rev. Richard C. Thistle, retired Elder (former NIC), died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the First UMC, 1225 Michigan Avenue in LaPorte, Ind. Survivors include: husband, Richard; son, Paul; two daughters, Sharon and Joy. Memorials can be given to the First UMC, 1225 Michigan Avenue, LaPorte, IN 46350. No flowers, please. Condolences can be sent to the Rev. Richard Thistle, 11 Elm Dr., LaPorte, IN 46350.