Archive - Obituary
February 27th, 2014
Born and raised in Indiana, he married Maralee V. Hill on June, 24, 1945.
James is the son of Constance and William H. Watson, and have preceded him in death.
James has three living sisters, Mrs. Olive Boggs, Mrs. Evelyn Moore, and Mrs. Sylvia Swoerland; and one living brother, Robert Watson. Four brothers and three sisters proceeded him in death.
James has two children, Linda Carol Blake and Daniel Riley Watson; four grandchildren, Joel Douglas Blake, Jeri Dee Blake, James W. Watson, and Robert M. Watson; and one great-grand daughter, Alivia Joy Watson.
Tag Hunter, 50, of Leesburg, passed away Feb. 22, 2014.
He was born Nov. 21, 1963, to Frederick and Joan (Porman) Hunter.
Surviving relatives include a daughter, Indika Marie Hunter; two sons, Courtney (Pam Carlin) Knisley and Isaac Levi Hunter; two grandchildren; companion, Carla (Leamons) Kelley; father, Fred Hunter of Columbia City; and three brothers, Rocky Lane (Danette) Hunter, Shad Lynn (Crystal) Hunter of Columbia City, and Lofty Lee (Karen Kokovay) Hunter.
Timothy D. Hearld, age 43, of Larwill, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Newberry, Mich.
Although he accomplished so much of which to be proud, Tim was a humble man whose heart beat to make a difference in the world around him. A lifelong resident of the community he loved, through the generosity of both his time and resources he made a significant impact in the lives of countless others.
Infant Wyatt Glenn McKinley, of Columbia City, was sent up to Heaven Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
He was delivered at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Wyatt is survived by his loving parents, Robert E. McKinley and Sara D. Gutierrez. They both reside in Columbia City.
Bernard â€śBernieâ€ť George Reust, 87 of Huntington went to be with the Lord Feb. 16, 2014, at the University of Arizona Medical Center/Kino Hospital in Tucson, Ariz.
He left school to serve his country in the U.S. Army and received the Bronze Star while serving in World War II in the Battle of the Bulge under General Patton. He was wounded in the Korean War and received a Purple Heart.
He was a member of the SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church and was a former member of the Parish Council. He was a former member of the Saint Catherine Catholic Church in Columbia City.
Mary â€śJaneâ€ť Londt, 65, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.
Born in Celina, Ohio, Jane graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Celina, Ohio and St. Ritaâ€™s School of Nursing in Lima, Ohio.
Jane was a registered nurse for McCray and Parkview Noble Hospitals for 32 years, retiring in 2010, and also co-owned CPR+ since 1989.
Merle F. Stienbarger, 91, of Churubusco, passed away at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at home in Churubusco.
Mr. Stienbarger was born June 6, 1922, in Brimfield, a son of Walter Samuel and Geneva (Cler) Stienbarger.
He spent his formative years in Allen County, and graduated from Huntertown High School.
On Jan. 15, 1941, he was married in Columbia City to Eunice Willene Jones, and moved to his present farm in Eel River Township in 1954.
He was a lifelong Eel River Township farmer, was employed as an independent contractor, and also worked at McCoy Lumber.
Arthur W. Parry Jr., 90, of Fort Wayne passed away Feb. 5, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at his home.
He was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Fort Wayne. He graduated from South Side High School and earned his B.A. from DePauw University and attended Indiana University studying journalism and law.
Ronald L. Shoemaker, 59, of Columbia City, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Born Jan. 18, 1955, Ron was the son of Harold â€śBudâ€ť Shoemaker and Sandra (Moore) Dujardin.
He was raised in Osceola and graduated from Penn High School with the Class of 1973. In 1985, Ron moved to Columbia City.
Elizabeth Ann â€śBettyâ€ť Plew, 68, of North Webster, passed away at 8:01 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at her home after a two-year battle with cancer.
She grew up in Delphos, Ohio, and was the daughter of Hubert J. and Catherine (Stallkamp) Burger and graduated from St. John High School.
On May 21, 1993, in Warsaw, she married Thomas R. â€śTomâ€ť Plew who survives and moved to the North Webster area from Fort Wayne.