Archive - Sep 7, 2010 - Obituary
John M. âBig Johnâ Clawson, 76, of Columbia City, died at 2:38 a.m. Sunday, September 5, 2010 at his home.
He was born Oct. 30, 1933 in Marion, a son of John R. and Edith M. (Chappell) Clawson. He enlisted in the United States Navy, receiving a Purple Heart during the Korean War.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Lynn.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date at Grace Lutheran Church. There will be no visitation.
Preferred memorials may be directed the final expense account at Smith & Sons Funeral Home.
Willard S. âBillâ Hankins, 89, a resident of Huntertown, passed away at 9:15 a. m. Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at the Kingston care Center in Fort Wayne following an extended illness.
Mr. Hankins was born March 22, 1921, a son of Marvin C. and Marie (Webber) Hankins, and served with the U. S. Army during World War II.
Among the surviving relatives is his wife Isabel; a son William E. Hankins; a brother, Norman Eugene Hankins; and a sister, Edna Marie Snyder.
Michael Edwin Murphy, 56, of Churubusco (Blue Lake) passed away at 6:25 pm, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at his residence. Born Aug. 31, 1954 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Charles and Jean (Bussard) Murphy.
Raised in New Haven, he graduated from New Haven High School with the Class of 1972, then went on to earn his HVAC Certificate from Ivy Tech Community College. For the past 31 years he has been a resident of Blue Lake. He was employed by Sears as an HVAC Technician for over 21 years. On July 28, 2007 he married Rowena E. Walker in Columbia City.