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Irene Knarr, 91

September 17, 2012

NORTH MANCHESTER — Irene E. Knarr, 91, of North Manchester, died at 1:40 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at Peabody Home.
She was born Oct. 31, 1920, in Defiance County, Ohio a daughter of J. Edward and Eva (Lehman) Kintner.
She graduated from Sherwood High School and from Manchester College with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She received her master’s degree in education from Ball State University.

James Kissinger, 74

September 17, 2012

James Robert “Tarz” Kissinger, 74, of Columbia City, known by his neighbors as the “phony farmer,” died at his residence at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.
He was born in Warsaw on May 25, 1938, the son of the late Claude Earl and Lois Eleanor (Hurd) Kissinger.
He spent his childhood in the Tri-Lakes area and lived his entire lifetime in Columbia City, where he attended Columbia City High School. On May 10, 1958, he married Julie J. Quinn at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, Columbia City.

Jeanette Horrell, 86

September 17, 2012

Jeanette Adele Horrell, 86, of Howe, formerly of Rome City and Kendallville, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Life Care Center of LaGrange.
Born on July 7, 1926, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Lawrence E. and Pearl Beatrice (Blew) Rubrake.
Jeanette grew up in Whitley County, attending the McCellan and Collins schools, graduating from Larwill High School with the Class of 1942.

Hildreth Wolfe, 86

September 17, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Hildreth J. Wolfe, 86, of South Whitley, died at 8:06 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne where she was admitted on Friday.
She was born July 2, 1926, in Cleveland Township, a daughter of Edgar A. and Nellie (Ward) Sherbahn. She attended South Whitley schools graduating from South Whitley High School in 1944.
She completed her schooling at Huntington Beauty College.
On July 20, 1945, she was united in marriage to Galen Wolfe, Jr.

Allison Rainey, 38

September 17, 2012

Allison Dawn Rainey 38 From Columbia City died Friday Sept. 7, 2012.
Survivors include a daughter, Lauren Rainey and son, Justin Bechler both of Columba City; Allison’s mother, Barbara Rainey, New Haven; sister, Amy Fowler of Columbia City; brother, Mark Rainey of Fort Wayne and Allison’s fiance, Jim Bechler of Columbia City.
Preferred Memorials in lieu of flowers should go to the educational fund for Lauren and Justin at the Three Rivers Federal Credit Union.
A private family service will be held at a later date.

James Ramey, 86

September 17, 2012

James G. “Jim” Ramey, 86, of LaFontaine, died at 6:15 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor East in Wabash.
He was born Aug. 15, 1926, in Grundy, Va., to Wyatt and Lucy (Stiltner) Ramey.
Jim married Bonnie Pefley on June 24, 1970 in Wabash. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the 19th field artillery. He worked for 18 years in the coal mines of Virginia, and then worked at Fisher Body in Marion for 27 years, retiring in 1988. He attended Grace Fellowship Church and enjoyed wood working.

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