Archive - 2013 - Obituary
John â€śJoeâ€ť J. Shaw, 71, of Churubusco, died Nov. 16, 2013.
Born April 6, 1942, in Kannapolis, N.C., he was a son of the late Francis E. Shaw, and Bertha Mae Fairchild.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, was a member of American Legion Post #499 and retired in 2005 from Zollner. He was an avid golfer and loved to travel.
Isabelle I Miller, 99, passed away Sunday Nov. 17, 2013, at Renaissance Village.
She was born in Millcreek to Norman and Rosa Bell ( Hawn) Pratt.
She worked Blue Bell in Columbia City, Bowser Corporation in Fort Wayne and retired from Wayne High School in the kitchen as a baker.
She was a lifetime bowler and a senior center participant and memberships include the Wayne High School Kitchen Group.
Max S. Myers, 72, a resident of Churubusco and prominent Churubusco businessman, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Myers was born March 14, 1941, in Wolf Lake, a son of J. Stanley and Lucille (Jones) Myers, and spent his formative years in Churubusco. He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1959 and earned his bachelorâ€™s degree from the Indiana University School of Business in 1964.
On March 24, 1962, he was married in Churubusco to Juliann â€śJudyâ€ť Witham of Huntertown.
Lt. Col. Robert L. Walker, 92, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 2013, at his home in Columbia City.
Born Dec. 25, 1920, in Huntington, he was the son of Leslie A. and Elsie M. (Ramsey) Walker.
Raised in Huntington, Robert graduated from Huntington High School with the Class of 1938, and began working at Caswell-Runion.
On Jan. 14, 1942, he married Juanita Glenn Welches in Fort Wayne. Bob and Juanita lived in Fort Wayne until they bought a farm near Tri-Lakes in 1954, raising their family there until moving to Columbia City in 1992.
Nathan R. Fry, 35, of Fort Wayne, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at his home.
Born Dec. 9, 1977 in Columbia City, he was the son of Michael A. Fry and Susan C. Fry.
He attended Columbia City High School and had worked at Apple Spice. Nathan was a Park Center client where they helped him become self efficient and helped him get his life on the right path within the last few years.
He was a member of Columbia City United Methodist Church. Nathan cared a lot about his family and his faith. He enjoyed listening to music and getting dressed in his suit to attend church.
Patricia Long Pulliam, 77, passed away in Fountain Hill, Ariz. She graduated from Larwill High School with the Class of 1955. She graduated from University of Kentucky. Pat was a two-time kidney transplant recipient.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Tom Pulliam; two daughters, eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Nellie Conley and brother, Leon Long.
Bonnie L. Kimmel, 80, a resident of rural Churubusco in Allen County, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, where she had been admitted earlier in the day. She had been in declining health for several weeks..
Mrs. Kimmel was born March 8, 1933, in Lansing, Mich., a daughter of Bernard B. and Mildred (Thomas) Leazier.
Josephine R. Hyndman, 82, of Columbia City, died at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Parkview Oaks where she had been a resident since October 2011.
She was born Jan. 24, 1931, in Kimmell, a daughter of Jesse Howard and Hazel L. (Musselman) Davis. Her formative years were primarily spent in Columbia City. She graduated from Columbia City High School.
On July 14, 1950, she was united in marriage to Chester R. Hyndman. They made their home in Columbia City until 1994 when they moved to their home southeast of Columbia City. Chet died March 25, 2003.
Savannah B. Lepley, 95, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor in Columbia City.
Born Oct. 13, 1918, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Lewis and Anna (Rhodes) Jones.
She graduated from Pierceton High School with the Class of 1936. After graduation, she married Guy Lepley.
Savannah worked at the Sears store off Rudisill Blvd. in Fort Wayne for more than 25 years, retiring in 1994. She is a member of Westfield Presbyterian Church and Calvary Third Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne.
Shirley A. Sparks, 77, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, after a short illness.
Born in Jodie, W.Va., Shirley worked as a nursing assistant at the Towne House Retirement Center for 33 years caring for the elderly. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne.
Shirley will be remembered as a loving wife, an amazing mom and a fun â€śGran,â€ť who always went out of her way to be kind and care for those in her life.
We would like to thank Sylvia Brennan for her care and love.