Archive - Obituary
September 24th, 2013
Lucas Michael Junk, 2, lovingly known as â€śMonkeybutt,â€ť passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
Born in Columbia City, Lucas was a good, pure, kind, and loving boy. He loved his monkey, baseball, PBS kids, the remote control and baseball movies.
Lucas enjoyed construction equipment and loved to sing. He knew all the words to â€śJesus Loves Me,â€ť â€śTake Me Out to the Ballgame,â€ť and â€śTwinkle, Twinkle Little Star.â€ť
Joe E. Long, 91, formerly of Columbia City, died Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Kindred Health Care Facility in Newark, Ohio.
He was born Feb. 10, 1922. in Avilla, a son of Milo and Rosetta V. (Rider) Long. He spent most of his life in Noble and Whitley counties and graduated from North Webster High School.
On April 26, 1942, he was united in marriage to Allene P. Cole and they just celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary this year.
James E.â€ťJimâ€ť Rowe, Sr., 64, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born May 4, 1949, in Wabash, he was the son of Kern and Chloe M. (Ferguson) Rowe.
He graduated from Manchester High School with the Class of 1967. On July 24, 1970, he married Brinda F. Collins in Sherwood, Mich.
He worked at Essex Wire and Cable for 32 years, retiring in 2000.
Everett W. Osbun, 86, a former resident of rural Churubusco in Noble County, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
Mr. Osbun was born in Auburn July 11, 1927, a son of Clyde Jay and Lilly Marie (Rohm) Osbun.
The surviving relatives include his two children, two sisters-in-law, three grandsons, three step-grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Churubusco Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Paul D. White, officiating.
Aimee Elizabeth Linvill, 90, of Columbia City, passed away at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor.
She was born Dec. 6, 1922, in Seattle, Wa., a daughter of Carson Page and Euna J. (Malcolm) Perry.
In 1935, her family moved to the Perry Homestead in Huntertown from Seattle. She graduated from Huntertown High School in 1941.
On Sept. 30, 1943, she was united in marriage to Marshall H. Linvill. They made their home in Smith Township.
Mr. Linvill died Feb. 7, 1982. In 1983, Aimee moved into Columbia City.
A homemaker, she also worked at General Electric for 23 years.
Alvena Maxine Dolby, 96, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:37 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City. Born Feb. 2, 1917, in Ossian, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Nellie (Confer) Middaugh.
She moved from Ossian as a child to live in Brooksville, Ohio. She graduated from Brooksville High School and earned her bachelorâ€™s degree from Huntington College.
On Aug. 12, 1940, she married Phillip Raymond Dolby in Huntington. Following their marriage, they moved to Stark County and in 1957 moved to Columbia City.
Timothy LaRue, stillborn infant of Seth and Melissa LaRue was called home into the arms of Jesus Sept. 17, 2013.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by siblings, Lucy, Jude and Bela LaRue; his grandparents, Cammie LaRue, Donald LaRue, John and Lisa Hatcher, and Steve Hart; and his great-grandparents, Gordon and Eva Gilbert, and Wilbert and Martha Bok.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Johanna LaRue and an uncle, Nathan LaRue.
There will be no public services.
Paulanna Y. â€śPepperâ€ť Kirtley, 94, retired co-publisher of the Tri County Truth in Churubusco and widow of James H. Kirtley, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at the Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. She had been in declining health for several months.
Mrs. Kirtley was born Dec. 14, 1918, in Rochester, the daughter of Paul S. and Catherine (Clarey) Blacketor. As a girl she moved to Huntington with her parents and graduated from Huntington High School.
Robert E. Braden, 82, formerly of Burr Oak, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a resident since August 2006.
He was born April 16, 1931, in Noble County, a son of Robert S. and Eldora V. (Coverstone) Braden. His formative years were spent in Noble County. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School.
On June 11, 1952, he was inducted in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War until his honorable discharge May 26, 1954.
Kaitlyn â€śKatieâ€ť Rose Burlage, 20, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at her home.
Born June 20, 1993, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of James D. and Renee L. (Eichler) Burlage.
She attended Columbia City High School graduating with the Class of 2012 and attended IPFW University, Fort Wayne.
She was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church and was a volunteer at Erinâ€™s House, Fort Wayne.