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September 21st

Marian Hedrick, 75

September 21, 2012

Marian A. (Ringger) Meyer Hedrick, 75, of Ft. Wayne, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.
Raised in Grover Hill, Ohio, Marian attended Grover Hill High School where she graduated as Salutatorian and graduated with honors from Defiance College in 1958.
She had taught at Bryan, Ohio High School. For the last 37 years, she was a professional life insurance agent with New York Life in Ft. Wayne.
She attended Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church. Her interests included gardening, nature, animals, bridge, piano and ballroom dancing. She was also an avid reader.

RaeAnne Minnix, 43

September 21, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — RaeAnne “Rae” A. Minnix, 43, of Paulding, Ohio, died at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at home.
She was born May 23, 1969, in Auburn, to Arthur D. and LaDial E. (Hawn) White, who preceded her in death.
She was a talented musician who loved to play the guitar, and the piano. She was, also, an inspirational writer.

September 20th

Patricia Maroney, 75

September 20, 2012

Patricia A. Maroney, 75, of Columbia City, died at 7:48 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Grace Village Healthcare, Winona Lake.
She was born Jan. 8, 1937, in Highland Park, Mich., a daughter of the late Henry H. and Margaret C. (Kendall) Bowman.
Her formative years were spent in the Detroit area. She graduated from Redford High School in 1953. She began college at Michigan State University and completed her bachelor’s degree at Wayne State University in business with a minor in psychology.

September 19th

John Boggess, 69

September 19, 2012

John W. Boggess, 69, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Norwood Nursing Home, Huntington.
Born on Aug. 3, 1943, in Huntington County, he was the son of John H. and Bertha I. (Kilgus) Boggess.
He was born in Huntington County, reared in the Blue Lake area of Churubusco and then moved to Columbia City.
He attended Huntington High School. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1961 to 1965. He worked for Norfolk and Southern Railroad for several years.
On Jan. 5, 2010, he married Shelley S. (Maloney) Zawacki-Boggess in Columbia City.

Anthony Treece, 82

September 19, 2012

Anthony D. Treece, 82, of Columbia City passed away at 9:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Columbia City.
He was born on April 9, 1930, in Huntington, the son of Claude Raymond and Alice (Reed) Treece.
He spent his childhood in Whitley County and graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1954.
He first worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad before joining the U.S. Marine Corps. where he trained at Camp LeJune and Paris Island.

September 18th

Millard Kincaid, 91

September 18, 2012

Millard Kincaid, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at University Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne.
Born on April 26, 1921, in Jackson, Ky., he was the son of Edgar B. and Effie (Fletcher) Kincaid.
He grew up in Kentucky and moved to Indiana in 1950, living in Churubusco until 1964. Then in 1964 he moved to Columbia City until 1985 when he moved to his present home in Fort Wayne.
He attended Beattyville, Lee County, Kentucky School. In June of 1938, Millard married Mandy Jane Stamper. She preceded him in death in 1982.

September 17th

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.

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