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October 25th

Peggy Bradley, 52

October 25, 2010

Peggy Diane Bradley, 52, of Kimmell, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010.
Born Jan. 29, 1958, she was a daughter of Billy R. and Julia A. (Hollenbacher) Jackson II.

She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of VFW Lodge 4717 in Wolf Lake and the United Methodist Church of Wolf Lake.

Patricia Clark, 80

October 25, 2010

Patricia A. “Pat” Clark, 80, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at the residence of her daughter in Noble County.

Ms. Clark was born in Fort Wayne Feb. 2, 1930, a daughter of James A. and Margaret E. (Morris) Clark.

The surviving relatives include her daughter, Deborah L. Geiger.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Dr. Lane Burgland, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, officiating.

Charles Gilbert, 58

October 25, 2010

Charles E. “Charlie” Gilbert, 58, a former resident of Churubusco and more recently of Warsaw, was found dead at 1:02 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2010 at his home. Although he had suffered some health problems, his death was unexpected.

Mr. Gilbert was born in Columbia City Dec. 2, 1951, a son of Edward E. and Freda E. (Wise) Gilbert. He spent his formative years in Churubusco, and graduated from Churubusco High School. He had previously been employed at Egolf”s IGA in Churubusco and later worked as a self-employed logger in Montana.

October 22nd

Ethel Mae Ewing, 96

October 22, 2010

Ethel Mae Ewing, 96, of Noble County, died at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 at Northridge Village, Albion.

She was born Oct. 5, 1914 in Sandusky, Ohio, a daughter of Franklin C. and Bertha (Corl) Ellis. She is a widow of Ernest Leland Ewing.

Surviving relatives include two daughters, Mary A. Clark and Yvonne K. Baker.

The funeral service will be held at noon Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home.

Jennifer Black, 61

October 22, 2010

Jennifer Rinehart Black, 61, of Fort Wayne, died Monday in Parkview Memorial Hospital.

She was born in New Castle Aug. 13, 1949, a daughter of L. Dean and Elaine (Wyatt) Rinehart.

Survivors include her husband of 34 years, John Black, executive director of the United Way of Whitley County; a daughter, Laura Black; her mother, Elaine Rinehart; and a brother, Brad Rinehart.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown with Rev. Ray Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

October 21st

Mildred Harreld, 95

October 21, 2010

Mildred Pauline Harreld, 95, a former resident of Ege and more recently of Snellville, Ga., passed away at 8:24 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at Golden Living-Medical Arts in Lawrenceville, Ga.

She was born June 3, 1915 in Marion, a daughter of Paul and Mildred (Smith) Dooley. She is a widow of Albert M. Harreld.

The surviving relatives include her daughters, Alberta Sams and Arlene Owens; and two brothers, Merrill Dean Dooley and Melvin “Mick” Dooley.

October 20th

Martha Wallace, 88

October 20, 2010

Martha Jean Wallace, 88, a resident of Fort Wayne and widow of Herbert Wallace, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne.

She was born Sept. 5, 1922 in Bluffton, a daughter of John and Joeanna (Burdg) Mendenhall.

The surviving relatives include her children, Bonnie Arnold and Peggy Heredia, David C. Wallace, Sr. and Coleen Driscoll.

Robert Studebaker, 58

October 20, 2010

Robert D. Studebaker, 58, of Columbia City, died at 4:41 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne where he was admitted Oct. 6.

He was born Feb. 3, 1952 in Whitley County, a son of Homer Junior and Maxine (Kite) Studebaker. His formative years were spent in Union Township. He graduated form Columbia City Joint High School.

In addition to farming, he owned and operated S & H Contracting for 17 years, worked for Geiger Development in Huntington and also Wayne Asphalt in Fort Wayne for over 19 years.

Gloria Kaylor, 79

October 20, 2010

Gloria Joann Kaylor, 79 formerly of Huntington passed away at 6:03 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Columbia City. She had worked at Wabash Magnetics from November of 1964 until her retirement in April of 1993. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and belonged to the Women’s Guild. She was an avid bowler. After retirement she enjoyed working for several years at Zahm Greenhouse.

She was born March 14, 1931 in Huntington, a daughter of Clarence and Mary (Spath) Zickafoose.

Ilene Baker, 97

October 20, 2010

Ilene E. Baker, 97, a resident of rural Churubusco and widow of James A. “Mike” Baker, passed away peacefully at 11:05 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at her home in Smith Township following an extended illness.

Mrs. Baker was born Dec. 25, 1912 in Smith Township, a daughter of James W. and Ollie (Yates) McGuire. She spent her formative years in the Churubusco-area, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1930.

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