Archive - 2010 - Obituary
Bernice L. Sheets, 84, of Columbia City, died at 9:24 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at Parkview Whitley Hospital where she was admitted Dec. 11.
She was born Jan. 1, 1926 in Seymour, a daughter of Louis William Henry and Martha Lisetta Elisa (Petering) Terkhorn. She graduated from Seymour High School and received her degree in nursing from Lutheran School of Nursing in 1947.
On Sept. 27, 1947 she was united in marriage to Harold E. âGeneâ Sheets. They made their home in Columbia City. Mr. Sheets died Nov. 29, 2006.
Sinia Faye Hatcher of Leesburg passed away at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at Grace Village Health Care, Winona Lake, at the age of 78.
She was born Dec. 27, 1931 in Viper, Ky. to Henry Adams and Pattie (Cody) Adams.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence Hatcher; four daughters, Jean E. Sturgill, Jacqueline VanScoik, Kathleen Kilbourne and Vicki Holle; six sons, Darrell Hatcher, Larry Hatcher, James Hatcher, Rick Hatcher, Nick Hatcher and Steven Timothy Hatcher; and one sister, Ellon âJohnnyâ Fugate.
Joan S. Shropshire, 86, passed away Dec. 10, 2010.
She was born Feb. 5, 1924 in Columbia City, to the late Edgar and Mary Strouse. A graduate of Stephens College, she moved to Indianapolis in 1954.
Joan was employed in administration and retail sales, was a member of Womenâs Architectural League of Indianapolis and Tri Kappa, and performed volunteer work for the American Red Cross.
Her greatest joys were her family, her animals, golf and IU basketball.
Joan is survived by her daughters, Anne Shropshire and Linda (Dan) Ennis, and grandchildren, Kristin and Kyle Ennis.
Eugene Deck, 57
July 18, 1953 â Dec. 11, 2010
Eugene Lyle Deck, age 57, of Rome City, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at 8:10 a.m.
Born on July 18, 1953 in Wolf Lake, he was the son of Ralph and Vada I. (Smeltzer) Deck.
Blanche Bockelman, 89
Feb. 5, 1921 â Dec. 12, 2010
Blanche E. Bockelman, age 89, of Columbia City, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1921 in Union Township, Whitley County to Benjamin and Ethel Marie (Beeching) Wigent.
Mary L. Barnes, 90
April 29. 1920 â Dec. 12, 2010
Mary L. Barnes, 90, formerly of rural Columbia City, died at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at Parkview Main, Fort Wayne.
She was born April 29, 1920 in Wheatland, a daughter of Daniel and Daisy (Perigo) Gallagher. She spent her formative years in Union Twp., Whitley County and graduated from Coesse High School.
From 1962-1972, she was employed by Sears, Fort Wayne and then L.S. Ayres until 1980 when she joined Hudsonâs/Marshall Fields until her retirement in 1995.
Joseph Derheimer, 95
April 4, 1914 â Dec. 12, 2010
Joseph Carl Derheimer, 95, passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at his home.
Born on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1914 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Joseph and Flora Derheimer.
He worked at International Harvester Co. for 43 years. He worked on the team that established the VIN system for cars and trucks in the world.
He was an artist and loved painting. He volunteered and taught watercolor painting at the Senior Center and for the park board for many years.
Kathryn Pequignot, 93
Feb. 9, 1917 â Dec. 12, 2010
Kathryn Margreat Pequignot, 93, of rural Fort Wayne, died at 10:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at Renaissance Village where she had been a resident since 2004.
She was born Feb. 9, 1917 in Berne, a daughter of Peter and Della (Kuehm) Miller. Her formative years were spent in Aboite Township, Allen County where she completed her education.
On April 24, 1937 she was united in marriage to Lenord H. Pequignot. They made their home in Coesse, Dunfee and later rural Fort Wayne. Mr. Pequignot preceded her in death on April 2, 2003.
Stewart Trulock, 92
Feb. 2, 1918 â Dec. 10, 2010
Stewart (Stu) Weldon Trulock, 92, passed away Friday, Dec. 10 in his home in Columbia City surrounded by family. He was born Feb. 2, 1918 in Austin. He graduated from South Side High School in 1936.
He worked his entire life in menâs retail, working for many noted companies, Wolf & Dessauerâs, Richman Bros., Morrelâs Menâs Wear, and Patterson & Fletchers. He purchased Morrelâs Menâs Wear in 1962 and renamed it Trulockâs Menâs Wear and owned and operated it until 1974. He completed his retail career at L.S. Ayres & Co. in 1982.
Anna Jackson, 23
Oct. 22, 1987 â Dec. 9, 2010
Anna Nicole Jackson, 23, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:21 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born Oct. 22, 1987 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Larry Lynn and Tawnya Lynn (Sexton) Jackson.