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June 9th, 2014

Mike “Carroll Mervin” Grant, 81

June 9, 2014

Mike “Carroll Mervin” Grant, 81, of Wilmington, N.C. passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Mike was born Sept. 6, 1932, in Tunker to the late Fred and Lillie Grant. Upon graduating from Columbia City High School, he enlisted as a U.S. Army Airborne Ranger, where he served his country honorably for 26 years. Mike was a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars and was the recipient of several purple hearts and countless honors and medals. He retired to the Carolina Beach, N.C. area where he resided until his passing.

Rose P. Rose, 89

June 9, 2014

Sept. 20, 1924 — May 26, 2014
Rose Pauline Rose, 89, was born Sept. 20, 1924, to Joseph Siemik and Michelena Shewchuk Siemik. Rose passed away May 26, 2014.
Rose is survived by 2 daughters.
There are currently no services planned.

June 6th

Daniel Harshman, 76

June 6, 2014

June 14, 1937 — May 24, 2014
Daniel R. Harshman, 76, of San Antonio and formerly of South Whitley, passed away Saturday May 24, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. 
Dan was born June 14, 1937, to Wendell and Alice (Stump) Harshman.
On Sept. 5, 1959, he married Mimi Freund who survives in San Antonio.
Dan graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1955. He went on to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1961.

Miriam Bishop, 87

June 6, 2014

March 13, 1927 — June 4, 2014
Miriam J. Bishop, 87, a lifelong resident of South Whitley, died at 1:56 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in the emergency room at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
She was born March 13, 1927, in South Whitley, a daughter of Claude H. and Ruth L. (Bair) Herr. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1945.
On March 14, 1947, she was united in marriage to Jack L. Bishop. Mr. Bishop died June 14, 2005.

June 5th

Sophia Whiteman, 3 days

June 5, 2014

May 30, 2014 — June 2, 2014
Sophia Whiteman, 3 days, of Columbia City, went to heaven as she was held by her mother and father Monday, June 2, 2014, at 2:32 a.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
She was born May 30, 2014, to Thomas and Sara (Konkle) Whiteman.

June 4th

Norma E. Boggs, 91

June 4, 2014

Oct. 12, 1922 — June 3, 2014
Norma E. Boggs, 91, of Scottsville, N.Y., passed away at 9:17 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Episcopal Church Home, Rochester, N.Y.
Born Oct. 12, 1922, in Allen County, she was the daughter of Earl and Hilda (Frazier) Sprouls.
She lived her entire life in the Churubusco area until 2010 when she decided to move closer to her son Steven.
She graduated from Huntertown High School with the Class of 1940.

Denise A. Snodgrass, 50

June 4, 2014

Dec. 1, 1963 — June 2, 2014
Denise A. “DeeDee” Snodgrass, 50, of rural Columbia City, died at 2:10 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2014 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where she was admitted Friday.
She was born Dec. 1, 1963 in Columbia City, a daughter of Dennis E. and Barbara A. (Williamson) Brown. Her formative years were spent in the South Whitley area. She graduated from Whitko High School.
On Sept. 18, 1982 she was united in marriage to Rick L. Snodgrass. They have always made their home in Washington Township, moving to their present home in 1983.

June 3rd

Shirley Kreger, 84

June 3, 2014

Shirley Kreger, 84
May 14, 1930 — May 31, 2014

Shirley Lou Kreger, 84 of Pierceton, passed away at 2:40 am Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Mason’s Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
On May 14, 1930, she was born in Pierceton to Lewis and Anna (Rhodes) Jones.
Shirley was united in marriage to Lionel J. Kreger Oct. 23, 1948, in Churubusco. He preceded her in death Dec. 23, 1995.

June 2nd

June Adams, 90

June 2, 2014

June 17, 1923 — May 30, 2014
June E. Adams, 90, of Larwill, died at 10:20 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at her home.
She was born June 17, 1923, in Whitley County, a daughter of Leo and Huldah J. (Palmer) Miller. She graduated from Larwill High School in 1941.
On Feb. 13, 1943, she was united in marriage to Porter Jackson “Jack” Adams. They always made their home in the Larwill area. Mr. Adams died May 14, 2008.
She was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church.

Ross Cook, 65

June 2, 2014

April 3, 1949 — May 30, 2014
Ross L. Cook, 65, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:27 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born April 3, 1949, in Allen County, he was the son of Jack A. and Gloria J. (Gruesbeck) Cook.
A lifetime resident of Whitley County, he graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1967 and attended Ivy Tech.
Ross served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On June 12, 1982, he married Rebecca L. Auer at Hope Lutheran Church, Coesse.

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