Archive - 2010 - Obituary
Tony L. Gaff, 91, of rural Larwill, died at 5:50 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at Parkview Main, Fort Wayne where he had been admitted Nov. 21.
He was born April 6, 1919 in Whitley County, a son of Harry H. and Viva (Pippenger) Gaff. He spent his formative years in Churubusco and graduated from Churubusco High School.
On April 9, 1944 he was united in marriage to E. Louise Hively, they made their home in Jefferson Township.
Howard L. â€śWindyâ€ť Wolfe, 93, formerly of South Whitley, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester. Born June 18, 1917 in Columbia Township, he was a son of Grover and Effie (Stayer) Wolfe. He served in the U.S. Army and was united in marriage to Bertha Hill; she preceded him in death. He was then married to Beulah L. Dalton, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by three sons, Larry G. Wolfe, Jack Wolfe and Gary Wolfe; two daughters, Marjorie Frost and Vickie Swick.
Dorothy L. Easterday, 65, a resident at the Northridge Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albion for the past several years, passed away Wednesday Nov. 24, 2010 at her residence.
Born June 16, 1945 in Hammond, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Minor (Moverhill) Hays.
Surviving in addition to her husband, Jerry L. Easterday are children, David Hayes, Kelly Hayes, Howard Hayes, Timothy Hayes, Jerry Leon Easterday, Betty Earle, Susan Hayes and Renee Christine Logan; and one brother, Joe Hays.
Ralph Earl Galway, 89, of Columbia City, died at 9:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 at the home of his daughter in Columbia City (Big Lake). Born Oct. 29, 1921 in Marion, he was a son of the late Ralph I. and Mattie M (Iliff) Galway.
A graduate of Marion High School, he then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and later in the U.S. Air Force where he served for 22 years. Born and raised in Marion, he lived there the majority of his life except while in the service. In 2003 he moved to Columbia City to be closer to his family.
Kathleen A. Rupert, 83, of Columbia City, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor.
She was born Sept. 24, 1927 in Toledo, Ohio, a daughter of Howard and Elizabeth (Gallaway) Hilyard. As an infant, her family moved to Fort Wayne. She graduated from Central High School.
In 1949 she was united in marriage to William T. Rupert. They made their home in Fort Wayne until 1953 when they moved to Whitley County, moving into Columbia City in 1989. Mr. Rupert died Dec. 18, 1992.
Richard Elmer Lohmeyer, 85, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 at Renaissance Village. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.
He worked at Old Crown Brewery and for the Indiana State Highway Department. He was a 50-year member of American Legion Post 98 in Columbia City and also a 50-year member of Columbia City Lodge 189, F. & A.M. and Mizpah Temple.
Keith E. â€śSonnyâ€ť Cleland, 82, of rural Larwill died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor where he had been a resident since September.
He was born July 30, 1928 in Columbia City, a son of Carl and Ester Cleland. He spent his formative years in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City High School.
Following his graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and served as a corporal in the Korean War.
On Feb. 14, 1959, he was united in marriage to Joyce A. Menzie. The made their home outside of Larwill.
Paul E. Rawley, 88 of Titusville, Fla. died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 at his home.
He was born July 26, 1922 in New Castle, a son of Clyde and Ruby (Hamilton) Rawley.
Survivors include his wife, June (Walter) Rawley and a daughter, Camille Jo Lee.
There are no services planned at this time. Arrangements were by the National Cremation and Burial Society of Rockledge, Fla.
Condolences may be sent to: 4705 Meade Lane, Titusville, FL 32780.
Thelma L. Jacobs, 90, of South Whitley, died Monday morning, Nov. 22, 2010 at her home.
Born March 6, 1920 in Kosciusko County, she was a daughter of James J. and Lena Belle (Crim) Aughinbaugh. She is a widow of Walter Jacobs.
Survivors include a son, Larry Jacobs.
The graveside service will be held at noon Friday at South Whitley Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be directed to the final expense account at Smith and Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Worth Wilson Waugh, 99, of Columbia City, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor where he had been a resident for the past few months.
He was born Jan. 30, 1911 in Thorncreek Township, a son of Charles Leigh and Ethel Gertrude (Humbarger) Waugh. A lifelong resident of Whitley County, he graduated from Columbia City High School in 1929 where he played football and was in the Junior Class play.
On Dec. 16, 1941 he was united in marriage to Blanche A. Toucha. Mrs. Waugh died Dec. 23, 1999. In 2000 he moved to Oak Pointe from his home of 54 years on Chauncey Street.