Archive - 2013 - Obituary
JoAnn M. Paulus, 85, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City.
Born March 27, 1928, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Oren E. and Fern (Kyler) Sroufe.
She lived in Whitley County her entire life. She graduated from Larwill High School with the Class of 1947.
On Oct. 2, 1988, she married Leon Paulus at Merriam Christian Chapel. She worked for Whitley Products for more than 20 years and Essex for 15 years.
Gregory Wayne McKinley, 57, of Peru and a former Columbia City resident passed away at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born Nov. 30, 1955, in Winchester, he was the son of James Melvin and Vonne Ann (Hoover) McKinley.
He was raised in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1974.
Jack Julian Fletcher, 62, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at his farm.
Born July 19, 1951, in Columbia City, he was the son of George M. Fletcher and Mary (Anderson) Fletcher.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1969. He was a livestock and grain farmer. He was a member of St. Matthewâ€™s United Methodist Columbia City and Francis Slocum Trail Riders.
Dolores Jean Metzger, 82, Noblesville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Maple Park Village in Westfield, following a long battle with kidney failure.
She was born to Arthur and Luella (Kislia) Rondeau on Oct. 2, 1930, in Janesville, Wisc.
After graduating in 1949 from Columbia City Joint High School in Columbia City, Dolores worked at United Telephone Company of Columbia City as a switchboard operator.
She married Marvin Metzger on Oct. 7, 1950, in Columbia City. She was a homemaker and was very active in Happy Homemakers Club of Thorncreek in Columbia City.
Terry Quinn Marshall Sr., 75, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Saturday Aug. 17, 2013, at his residence.
Born Aug. 30, 1937, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Overton Quinn Marshall and Evelyn Margurite (Huegenard)Murray.
He graduated from North Side High School with the Class of 1957.
J. Richard â€śDickâ€ť Cira, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at his residence with his loving family surrounding him at 4:35 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.
He was born Jan. 8, 1930, in South Bend, the son of Don L. and Alice Marie (Hickling) Cira.
He was raised in South Bend and graduated from South Bend Riley High School with the Class of 1948. He then graduated from Hanover College, Hanover, with a Bachelor of Science in Education and received his Masters Degree at Ball State and St. Francis Universities in Guidance and Administration.
Harold Kenneth May, Sr., 94, of Bennington, Oklahoma, and formally of rural Churubusco, passed away at 2:33 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas.
Mr. May was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Greenville, S.C., a son of Elzie R.and Nettie (Hames) May. He spent his formative years in Greenville, S.C., and graduated from Clemson Universityâ€™s high school program.
After graduation he served during World War II in the U.S. Army.
He was married to Maxine Winningham and moved to Whitley County from Greenville, S.C. in 1953.
Kristopher Corridan Shepherd, 25, of South Whitley, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at his home.
He was born October 23, 1987 in Warsaw a son of Christopher W. and Kelly L. (Earl) Shepherd. He has always lived in South Whitley. He graduated from Whitko High School in 2006.
He then earned an associate degree in general studies from Ivy Tech.
Since January of 2012, he was employed by Instrumental Machine and Development (IMD) of Warsaw.
An avid Philadelphia Eagles football fan, he also enjoyed picking and playing his fantasy team with his fellow football sports fans.
Robert D. Lysaght, 80, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.
He was born July 8, 1933, in St. Joseph, Mo.
He worked as a plant manager at Essex and United Technologies. He served in the U.S. Airforce and was a member of the local American Legion, VFW, and Am Vets.
Penny R. Linn, 50 of Pierceton, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
On Aug. 4, 1963, she was born to Paul and Pat (Lightfoot) Johnston in Warsaw. She was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County.
Penny was employed at DePuy until 2010 and then she was currently employed with Zimmer Inc. as an Assistant of Regulatory Affairs.