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January 11th

Mary Leazier, 84

January 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Mary E. Leazier, 84, formerly of Big Lake, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since June 2008.
She was born July 16, 1927, in Huntington, a daughter of John L. and Louise K. (Stark) Slusser Sr.
In 1944, her family moved to Big Lake from Huntington. She completed her education at Wolf Lake High School.
During World War II, she worked at General Electric. She was also employed at South Whitley Products, Wolf Lake Products and Knapp Lake Products.

Carol Kneller, 83

January 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Carol “Darlene” Kneller, age 83, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Parkview Oaks Nursing Home, Columbia City.
Born Dec. 14, 1928, in Syracuse, she was the daughter of Chester and Margaret (Poscharscky) Miller.
She graduated from Syracuse High School with the class of 1947.
She has been a resident of Whitley County since her marriage to Jack L. Kneller on Feb. 14, 1948, in Syracuse. She retired from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Columbia City, as a clerk.

Daniel Torres, 85

January 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Daniel Rosas Torres, 85, of Columbia City, passed away at 11 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born on March 20, 1926, in Hondo, Texas, he was the son of Frutoso and Maria Rita (Rosas) Torres.
He was raised in Texas and in 1948 moved to Columbia City.
His first marriage was to Celia “Sally” Martinez in 1948 in Eagle Pass, Texas and his second marriage was to Anna Marie Karolina Pohl on June 7, 1984 in North Carolina.

Hazel Kotrba, 80

January 11, 2012

Hazel Eloise Kemery Kotrba, 80, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Golden Living Center, Lansing, Kan.
Mrs. Kotrba was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Columbia City to parents Chauncey and Susie Kemery.
She traveled extensively in the United States and later resided in West Germany. She moved to Leavenworth, Kan., where she lived with her daughter’s family since December, 1983.
Mrs. Kotrba worked and volunteered at various places and church organizations. She is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Leavenworth, Kan.

Angelo Marcano, 48

January 11, 2012

Angelo L. Marcano, 48, of Fort Wayne, died at 5:22 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Cleveland.
He was born in Southbridge, Mass. Dec. 27, 1963, a son of Carlos and Felicita (Cruz) Marcano. On Oct. 15, 2006, he was married in Fort Wayne to Rebecca “Becky” Marcano. She survives.

January 9th

Martha Johnson, 83

January 9, 2012

ALBION — Martha Jane Johnson, 83, a resident of rural Albion and widow of Roderick C. Johnson, passed away Sunday afternoon, Jan. 9, 2012, at the home of her son in Green Township.
Although she had been in declining health, her death was unexpected.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Green Township, Noble County, on Aug. 17, 1928, a daughter of Samuel “Archie” and Clara L. (Ott) Friskney. She spent her formative years on the family farm there, and graduated from Albion High School

Bonnie Moberly, 81

January 9, 2012

Bonnie L. Moberly, 81, of Larwill, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at The Oaks, Columbia City.
Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late James and Rilla Boyer.
She is survived by her loving family members and many loving friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Moberly in 2003.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, 1109 Hartzell Rd., New Haven.
Pastor Duane Kline will officiate. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association or Cancer services of Northeast Indiana.

Lana McCoy, 65

January 9, 2012

Lana Lynette McCoy, 65, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:01 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born Jan. 7, 1947, in Fort Wayne, the daughter of William O. and Wilma J. (Roose) Harris.
Lana has spent her entire lifetime in Whitley County and graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1965.
She then received an associate degree from Fort Wayne Beauty College.
Her first marriage was to Larry Dean Wolfe in 1965 and her second marriage was to Jesse N. McCoy on March 27, 2000 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Myron Brown, 59

January 9, 2012

Myron C. Brown, 59, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 15, 1952, in Fort Wayne to Charles E. and Ramona E. (Hine) Brown.

Marjorie Sheets, 65

January 9, 2012

Marjorie A. “Margie” Sheets, 65, of Leesburg, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at 1:07 a.m. in Grace Village Health Care, Winona Lake.
Margie was born May 24, 1946, in Whitley County, to Garland M. and Evelyn Rachael (Cramer) Herron.
She had lived in Leesburg for 14 years from Columbia City.
Her last place of employment was with Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, Warsaw, where she was a caregiver for six years. Prior to that time she had been employed by Magnavox, Columbia City and Memcor, Inc., Huntington.

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