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November 22nd

Edna Duff, 84

November 22, 2010

Edna A. Duff, 84, of Columbia City, died at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 at The Oaks Living Center where she had been a resident since Oct. 29.
She was born Nov. 27, 1925 in Perry County, Ky., a daughter of Buddy and Mary Magdelene (DeBoard) Daniels. Her formative years were spent in Perry County.
On Nov. 28, 1942 she was united in marriage to Edward E. “Mose” Duff. They resided in Perry County area until 1963 when they moved to Columbia City. Mr. Duff died Dec. 19, 2008.
From 1963 until 1974 she was employed at Dana in Churubusco.
Her memberships included Freewill Baptist Church.

Judith Clifton, 65

November 22, 2010

Judith Lynn Clifton, 65, of Carmel, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 at Clarian North Medical Center in Carmel with her loving family at her side. She was a non-smoker who courageously fought lung cancer for 5 1/2 years with great determination and strength. She was born while her father was away fighting for our freedom Feb. 23, 1945 to Lyle and LaVera (Harrison) Harshbarger in Fort Wayne.

Eileen Werling, 89

November 22, 2010

Eileen M. Werling, 89, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at Coventry Meadows Nursing Center in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, she worked as a secretary with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 24 years.
Surviving are her sons, N. Scott Werling of Fort Myers, Fla; F. Mark Werling of Hamilton; sister-in-law, B. Ann Auginbaugh of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by parents, Ray H. and Henrietta C. Auginbaugh; husband, Frank M. Werling; and brother,

Merritt Eatherton, 84

November 22, 2010

Merritt Asa Eatherton, 84, of Columbia City went quickly, but safely and peacefully home to his Lord and Savior at Parkview Whitley emergency room, Columbia City at 3:37 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010.
He was born Sept. 9, 1926 in Fostoria, Ohio, a son of Asa Brayton and Nora Mae (Vanderhoff) Eatherton.

November 19th

Doris Rodocker, 80

November 19, 2010

Doris J. Rodocker, 80, of Columbia City, formerly of Payne, Ohio passed away Thursday, Nov. 18 at Miller’s Merry Manor.
Doris was born in Payne Jan. 10, 1930, a daughter of the late Eth and Gladys Miller.
She will be sadly missed by her companion of 27 years, Neil Stahl of Columbia City, his five children; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; her brother, Dean (Jeanette) Miller of Payne and sister, Eva (Don) Barnes of Casa Grande, Ariz.
Doris was preceded in death by husbands, William Stearns and Lee Rodocker; daughter, Pamela and sister, Eula Shaffer.

Thelma Wolfe, 102

November 19, 2010

Thelma Evelyn Wolfe, 102, of Columbia City, died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at The Oaks Living Center where she had been a resident since September.
She was born Feb. 12, 1908 near Essex, Mo., a daughter of James Monroe and Sadie L. (Carlew) Dillard. Her formative years were spent in Missouri.

November 17th

Martin Trier, 85

November 17, 2010

Martin H. Trier, 85, a resident of Columbia City, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at Miller’s Merry Manor.
He was born July 15, 1925 in Washington Township, Whitley County, a son of Martin E. and Lulu (Kunberger) Trier. His formative years were spent in Washington Township. He graduated from Washington Center High School.
On July 14, 1962, he was united in marriage to Naomi Edith Mitchell. They made their home in Columbia City. Mrs. Trier died Dec. 3, 2000.

November 16th

William Sprowl, 61

November 17, 2010

William “Bill” Chester Sprowl, 61, of Columbia City, died at 9:52 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 at his residence. Born April 26, 1949 in Marion, he was a son of Chester H. and Charlotte May (Carter) Sprowl.
On February, 24, 2007 he married Renee Herendeen in Columbia City.

Glenn Frank, 86

November 17, 2010

Glenn Paul Frank, 86, of Columbia City, died at 6:55 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at The Oaks where he had been a resident for the past four years.
He was born June 29, 1924 in Portland, a son of Herman R. and Amelia Marie (Fox) Frank. In 1929, the family moved to Columbia City and established the H.R. Frank and Sons Greenhouse. Frank graduated from Columbia City High School in 1942.

Delmar Auer, 80

November 17, 2010

Delmar “Del” Auer, 80, of rural Columbia City, died at 1:37 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
He was born Dec. 10, 1929 in Whitley County, a son of John and Frances (Flaugher) Auer. His formative years were spent in Columbia City. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1948. He then completed his Associate Degree at International Business College, Fort Wayne.

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