Archive - Apr 2012 - Obituary
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Edna M. Vergon, 81, formerly of South Whitley, died at 5:32 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Warrenton Health Rehab in Warrenton, Ga.
She was born Dec. 9, 1930, in Lagro, a daughter of William and Mildred (Sample) Herrick.
On Aug. 30, 1947, she was united in marriage to Charles L. Vergon.
He died Feb. 26, 1990.
Survivors include two children, Kevin Vergon of Thompson, Ga. and Tina Ryan of Golden Gate, Fla.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Roxie L. Gloyd, 62, a resident of rural Churubusco in Allen County and wife of Dennis R. Gloyd, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at her home.
She was born at Wolf Lake June 14, 1949, a daughter of Max G. and Lenora M. (Hawk) Gross.
On Sept. 2, 1967, she was married in Churubusco to Dennis R. Gloyd.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis; her children, Kimberly Walker and Angela Sherman, both of Churubusco, Alisa Hess and Jessica Schnellbach, both of Fort Wayne; a brother, Jerrold Gross of Churubusco; a sister, Melanie Gilbert of Churubusco; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Alfred H. Bierbaum, 96, of Columbia City, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Oaks Nursing Facility.
Born April 9, 1915, in Fort Wayne, he retired after 37 years with General Electric.
He was a member of Dunfee Missionary Church.
He is survived by two sons, Edward Alan Bierbaum, of Larwill and Lawrence William Bierbaum, of Wittman, Ariz; a daughter, Janis Ann (Keith) Saggars, of Columbia City; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn E. in 2008 and parents, William F. and Emma F. Bierbaum.
Mildred L. Keel, 93, of rural South Whitley, died at 12:40 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2012, at Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester where she had been a resident since December, 2010.
She was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Fowler, Ind., a daughter of William Warner and Leafie (Lockhart) VanDeripe.
When she was nine, her family moved to a farm southwest of South Whitley, where she has since resided.
She graduated from South Whitley High School.
On July 3, 1945, she was united in marriage to William L. Keel.
A homemaker, she worked a short time at Blue Bell. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
Clarene Reid, 65, of Ligonier, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 27, 1946, in Goshen, to Clair W. and Phyllis A. (Bitner) Archer.
On Aug. 1, 1965, in Cromwell, she married Paul A. Reid, who survives in Ligonier.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Samuel Curry, 77, of rural South Whitley, died at 6:50 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born July 5, 1934, in Bloomington, a son of Charles Wilber and Inez May (Burks) Curry.
He is survived by his wife, Julieta; two daughters, Tana Baker, Ellettsville, and Sabrina D. Faust, St. Johns, Fla.; four sons, Samuel J. Curry, Columbia City, Charles B. Curry, Andrews, John C, Curry, Florida, and Brandon Y. Curry, South Whitley; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
John R. McKinney, 82, a resident of rural Eel River Township in Allen County, died at 8:56 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born on Feb. 25, 1930, in Lebanon, a son of Vern and Katherine (Hunt) McKinney.
He served with the U.S. Army.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Margaret A. McKinney; a son John R. McKinney, Jr. of Norwood, Mo.; a daughter, Janice R. Ogg of Eel River Township; his brother, David Joe McKinney of Thorntown; and three grandchildren.
His parents preceded him in death.
E. Ilene Richardson, 84, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012, at Covington Meadows, Fort Wayne.
Born Nov. 15, 1927, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Paul H. and Irene (Ferrell) Shroyer.
In 1937 she moved from Allen County to her present home in Whitley County.
She attended Jefferson Township Elementary School and graduated with the class of 1945 from Jefferson Township High School.
On Nov. 10, 1951, she married William D. Richardson in Columbia City.
Floyd Mettler, 91, of Longwood, Fla., passed away at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Longwood Health Care Center, Longwood, Fla.
Born June 26, 1920, in Whitley County, he was the son of Floyd E. and Edna P. (Leer) Mettler.
He attended the Columbia City public school system. On Aug. 22, 1937, he married Dorothy E. Corning in Columbia City.
A resident of Allen and Whitley County areas most of his lifetime, he moved to New Carlisle, Ohio in 2000.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Marvin Lee Reynolds, 77, of Columbia City, died at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Parkview Oaks where he was admitted on Friday.
He was born Feb. 28, 1935, in Greenville, Ohio, a son of Miles E. and Marjorie D. (Hodge) Reynolds.
As a young boy, his family moved to Fort Wayne and then in 1937 to Wolf Lake. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School.
On July 11, 1957, he was inducted into the U.S. Army. A military policeman, he was honorably discharged June 30, 1963.