Archive - Aug 20, 2010 - Obituary
Irma Grace Eberhard, 95, died Aug. 11, 2010. She was born Sept. 23, 1914 in Columbia City to John Francis and Mattie Bleu McCoy. She married Carl Eugene Eberhard.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Lee Gorman and four sons, Robert Lee Eberhard, Stanley Eugene Eberhard, Carl Allen Eberhard and Charles Roger Eberhard.
A visitation was held Thursday morning followed by a funeral service.
Betsy Goodwin Gates, 77, of Columbia City, died Friday afternoon at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor.
She was born April 19, 1933 in Knoxville, Tenn., a daughter of Martin Gilbert and Mary Lynn (Foster) Goodwin. She graduated from Lenoir City High School in 1951, attended Randolph Macon Womenâ€™s College for two years and graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1955.
On Aug. 16, 1955 she was united in marriage to Benton E. Gates Jr. In the spring of 1957 they moved to Columbia City.
Norman E. Downing, 73, of Cortland, Ohio, formerly of Columbia City, died Aug. 18, 2010. He was a son of the late Floyd and Thelma Downing. He married Rachel Cox.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel; children, Adam Downing and Blaine Downing; and a sister, Donna Rafferty.
A memorial service was held at the Braceville Christian Church at 10:30 a.m. today.