Sophia True, 6

Published 8:43pm Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sophia True, 6
Born: March 10, 2006
Died: Sept. 11, 2012


Sophia Elaine True, 6, of Niles, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Lakeland Community Hospital in Niles, following injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

She was born March 10, 2006, in Niles to Kirk True and Jennifer Baird.

Sophia was a first-grader at James Ellis Elementary School in Niles. She was an active member of the Flaming Youth 4H Club in Cassopolis. She recently participated in the Pee Wee Lamb Show at the Cass County Fair. She loved feeding chickens and lambs. In her brief life, Sophie touched many hearts and will always be the sunshine to many.

She is preceded in death by a grandmother, Pamela Ferris.

Sophia is survived by her parents, Kirk True and Jennifer Baird, both of Niles; a sister, Penelope True of Niles; paternal grandfather, Jim True of Dowagiac; maternal grandmother, Lucinda Franklin of Decatur; paternal great-grandparents, Nina True of Niles and Don Blohm of California; maternal great-grandparents, Charles and Sylvia Nolke of Dowagiac; a very special great-aunt and great-uncle, Toni and Jeff Crowel, and daughter Victoria Toney, of Niles; aunts, Ann Marie (Brian) Baird of Battle Creek, Patricia Nolke of Dowagiac; great-uncles, Ike (Barbara) Franklin of Dowagiac, Mike (Melissa) Franklin of Dowagiac; great-aunts, Melissa (Steve) Tortorelli of Marcellus and Kimberly (Peter) Janssen of Dowagiac; and cousins, Shelby, Daniel and Austin New of Battle Creek; along with countless other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held, along with her sister, Julianna, at Brown Funeral Home, 521 E. Main St. in Niles on Friday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. with Pastor Thaddeus Stout officiating. A time of visitation will begin at 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

A private interment will be held at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens.

Condolences, photos and memories may be left for the family at at

Memorial contributions may be made in care of Brown Funeral Home while a fund is being established to aid the family in expenses.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Niles.

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