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Burnice Toor, 87

July 20, 2011

Burnice E. Toor , 87, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne and worked as a secretary with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 27 years, retiring in 1990.
She was a member of United Faith Presbyterian Church and also volunteered at the Embassy Theater and St. Joseph Hospital.

D’Maris Grant, 97

July 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — D’Maris Belvetta Grant, 97, died Monday, July 18, 2011.
She was born D’Maris Palmer, a daughter of Zelma (Hile) and James Palmer on Feb. 2, 1914 in Pierceton.
She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1932 and obtained her teaching degree from Indiana University where she belonged to the Delta Gamma sorority. She was an honorary colonel of the Reserve Officers Training Corps and a member of the Pleiades.
Upon returning to Columbia City, she taught second and third grade children at the McClellan and West Ward Schools.

Donna Dowell, 89

July 20, 2011

Donna Gordon Dowell, 89, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 6:35 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2011, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City.
She had been a patient at The Oaks in Columbia City, and was taken to the hospital one week ago.
Donna was born Sept. 8, 1921 in Allen County, a daughter of William H. and Myra J. (Worrick) Smith.
She spent her youth in rural Whitley County and graduated from Jefferson Center High School in 1939.
On June 7, 1941 she was married to Junior F. Gordon.

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