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January 22nd

Donna Rose, 73

January 22, 2013

Donna J. Rose, 73, of South Whitley, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, following a single-car accident in southwest Whitley County.
She was born Feb, 9, 1939, in Whitley County, a daughter of Dwight “Dave” and Dorothy L. (Owen) Goff.
On Feb. 8, 1957, she married Frank Rose. They made their home in Michigan and later Wabash. Following Frank’s death in 1981, Donna moved to South Whitley.
She retired from Dana Weatherhead in Columbia City with many years of service.

Helen Wolfe, 92

January 22, 2013

Helen Marie Wolfe, 92, of Larwill, died at 7:26 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where she had been a resident since November 2012.
She was born May 5, 1920, in Whitley County, a daughter of Andrew and Mary Kathryne (Beaucha) Gebert. She completed her education at Larwill High School.
In July 1957, she married Willis D. Wolfe. They made their home in Larwill. Mr. Wolfe died Nov. 11, 1985.
She retired from Weatherhead, Columbia City with 38 years of service.

January 21st

Nadine Kerr, 76

January 21, 2013

Nadine Kerr, 76, of South Whitley, passed away at Millers Merry Manor in Columbia City Saturday, Jan. 19, at 1:30 a.m.
Born on Nov. 22, 1936, in Floyd County, Ky., she was the daughter of John and Melvina (Howe) Keithley.
She has been a Whitley County resident since 1981 moving from Kentucky where she attended school. She worked at R.R. Donnelley, Warsaw; Taco Bell, Columbia City and was a homemaker and housewife. She attended Free Will Baptist Church, Pierceton.

January 18th

Beverly Sailors, 72

January 19, 2013

Beverly (Simmons-Wiley) Sailors, 72 of Fort Wayne, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Renaissance Village in Fort Wayne.
Beverly was a 1958 graduate of Huntington Township High School. She attended International Business College. She was employed in the medical field for many years, including Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Sun Coast Hospital in Florida and Dr. B. Trent Cooper in Roanoke.
She was a past member of the American Business Women’s Association Huntington Chapter.
She was born on Oct. 7, 1940, in Huntington, a daughter of James and Zelma (Hillegas) Simmons.

Rosemarie Wright, 91

January 18, 2013

Rosemarie C. (Magers) Wright, 91, a former resident of Churubusco and Fort Wayne, and widow of William C. Wright, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
Mrs. Wright was born in Fort Wayne on May 23, 1921, a daughter of Joseph I. and Elizabeth A. (Redinbaugh) Magers.
Surviving relatives include her two sons, a son-in-law, eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco with Father Jacob Gall, the celebrant.

Thomas Hesting, 69

January 18, 2013

Thomas E. Hesting, 69, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at his home.
Born Dec. 20, 1943, in Huntington, he was the son of Walter and Lucille Margaret (Bauer) Hesting.
Tom spent his lifetime in Nix Settlement, Tunker, Collins and has lived at his present home since 1979.
He graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1962. He also later in life took nursing courses at IPFW.
On Oct. 17, 1964, he married Sherry D. Parsons at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Willard, OH.

January 17th

Marilyn Owen, 90

January 17, 2013

Marilyn E. Owen, 90, a resident of Churubusco and formerly of Green Township, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City.
She had been taken to the hospital from her home on Friday. Mrs. Owen was born in Churubusco on June 21, 1922, a daughter of Chester E. and Bertha (Richards) Tulley.
Surviving relatives include her two daughters, a brother, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Emma Hindbaugh, 6

January 17, 2013

Emma Grace Hindbaugh, 6, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born Dec. 13, 2006, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Cory Sean and Brittany Lynn (Waybright) Hindbaugh.
She attended kindergarten at Faith Christian Academy, Columbia City and loved doing crafts, painting and coloring.

January 16th

Virginia Fulk, 90

January 16, 2013

Virginia E. Fulk, 90, of Churubusco, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born Jan. 26, 1922, in Allen County, she was the daughter of Frank and Ethel Mae (Grim) Garrison.
A lifelong resident of Whitley County, she lived for brief periods of time in surrounding areas. She graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1941.

January 14th

James Simmons, 75

January 14, 2013

James A. Simmons, 75, of rural Columbia City, died at 12:40 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a resident since Nov. 8, 2012.
He was born Jan. 31, 1937, in Huntington, a son of the late Benjamin and Elsie (Shoaf) Simmons. His formative years were spent in Columbia City. He attended Columbia City High School.
On Aug. 30, 1968, he was united in marriage to Doris E. Brown. They have always made their home in Whitley County.

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