Archive - Oct 2010 - Obituary
Aldyth L. Cotner, 86, of Woodburn, went to her heavenly home, Oct. 8, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, surrounded by her loving family. The Assumption, Ill. native was a daughter of the late David E. and Ola Cotner. She was a lifetime member and prayer warrior of Woodburn Missionary Church. She retired from General Electric in 1985 after 40 years of service. She was a member of the General Electric Pen-El, and Elex clubs.
Marcia Mabel Himes, 61, of South Whitley, died at 12:12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 at The Waters of Summit City in Fort Wayne. Born Oct. 7, 1949 in Huntington, she was a daughter of H. June and Ruby (Jenkins) Mishler.
She graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1967. On June 20, 1969 she married Lee A. Himes in South Whitley. She worked for Gripco and Johnson Brothers in South Whitley, but her favorite career was that of homemaker, wife and mother. A resident of South Whitley for the majority of her lifetime, she moved to Fort Wayne in 2003.
Catherine Marie âKatieâ Norris, 89, of South Whitley, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 at the Peabody Home, North Manchester where she had been a resident since July.
She was born Dec. 14, 1920 in Collamer, a daughter of John and Maude (Poland) Tschantz. Her formative years were spent in the Collamer area where she attended Collamer grade school until 6th grade, then South Whitley schools. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1940. She was the president of the student council.
Thomas Edward Schinbeckler, DDS, 51, of Carmel, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at his home. Born Dec. 17, 1958 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Keith E. âPickleâ and JoAnne (Witte) Schinbeckler.
LaVera M. Harshbarger, 87, of Fishers and a former Columbia City resident passed away at The Hearth at Windermere, Fishers at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. She was born Nov. 25, 1922 in Allen County, a daughter of William Roy and Ethel Nora (Smith) Harrison.
Samuel T. Kreider, 89, of rural South Whitley, died at 3:35 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at the Peabody Home, North Manchester where he had been a resident since April 7.
He was born March 30, 1921 in Cleveland Township, a son of Riley and Tressa (Roberts) Kreider. A lifelong resident of Cleveland Township, he graduated from South Whitley High School.
On May 31, 1941 he was united in marriage to Rosalie Wendel.
He was inducted into the United States Army Nov. 17, 1942, serving in France; Leumberg, Germany; and Austria. His honorable discharge was Dec. 1, 1945.
Albert D. âDaveâ Bowman, 72, of Columbia City, died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at the Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where he was admitted Friday. He had been in failing health for the past year.
He was born Dec. 30, 1937 in Hillsdale County, Mich., a son of Merrill and Carrie Inez (Brown) Bowman. He graduated from North Adams High School in 1955 and received an associates degree from Michigan State University.
William H. Davis, 74, a resident of Garrett and formerly of Avilla, passed away at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio April 22, 1936, a son of Henry William and Izola (Clark) Davis. He was a U. S. Navy veteran.
The surviving relatives include his partner, Barbara J. Kapelka of Garrett; six children, Terri Calderon, Kim White, Jackie Gullett, Dan Davis, Theresa Ford and Pam Tovar; and a brother, Ted Davis.
Cheryl Ann (Sheppard) Loughlin, 62, of Newport Beach, Calif. and formerly of Warsaw, passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 in Newport Beach, of ovarian cancer which was diagnosed in 2007.
She was born Jan. 27, 1948 in Indianapolis to Eugene Gilbert Sheppard and Helen Faye (Bales) Sheppard, and was raised in South Whitley, Indiana. She was married to Michael B. Loughlin, who survives. They were divorced in 1979.
Joan N. Swing, 80, of South Whitley, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 at Renaissance Village where she had been a resident since July 2008.
She was born March 9, 1930 in Huntington, a daughter of Russell and Pauline (Burman) Smith. She graduated from Huntington High School.
On April 24, 1949 she was united in marriage to Dick C. Swing. They made their home in Roanoke until 1952 when they moved to South Whitley.