Archive - Obituary
August 8th, 2011
Frances E. Stangland, 96, of Albion, died Thursday, August 4, 2011, at 2:20 p.m. in her residence.
She was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Noble County to Marshall and Frances (Stout) Young.
On Nov. 15, 1935, in Wolf Lake, she married Omar Stangland. He preceded her in death Aug. 31, 1997.
Mrs. Stangland, a lifetime area resident, graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1932. She was a teacherâ€™s aide and worked in the cafeteria at Wolf Lake School.
She and her husband moved to the Stangland Family Farm March 13, 1936. For many years, they wintered in Bradenton, Fla.
Richard P. â€śRickâ€ť Ambrose, Sr., 75, of South Whitley, passed away at 3:05 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2011 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born Aug. 12, 1935 in Jamestown, N.Y., he was the son of Benny M. and Bernice (Goldfinch) Ambrose.
Raised in New York where he attended Jamestown High School, he moved to Whitley County in 1958.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1954-1958.
On May 25, 1984 ,he married Patricia M. (King) Deubner in Whitley County.
Marjorie E. Bennett, 84, a former resident of Collins and more recently of rural Cromwell, died at 8:01 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor in Syracuse.
She was born in Eel River Township, Allen County on Sept. 10, 1926, to Bert and Loudema (Shock) Ferguson.
On Jan. 30, 1945, she was married in Whitley County to Garland E. Bennett.
He preceded her in death Nov. 19, 2005.
Mary Crain, 86, of Pigeon Forge, Tenn. died Wednesday, Aug. 03, 2011.
She was born May 28, 1925 in Michigan .
She married Raymond Crain in 1964. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children, Susie Stonert, Lynda Gilbert, Pam Crain, Jim Crain; Ron Kramer; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is 1 p.m. Monday at Atchleyâ€™s Smoky Mountain Chapel in Pigeon Forge with Father Joseph Brando officiating.
Entombment will follow in the Garden Mausoleum of Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens.
Visitation is 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
FORT WAYNE â€” Toni J. Wood, 30, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, after a lifetime illness.
She was born in Fort Wayne Nov. 18, 1980 to Ronald D. Wood and Judith (Minton) Wheeler.
LAOTTO â€” Miranda Lewellyn, 16, a resident of rural LaOtto, died at 5 a.m. Sunday, July 31, 2011 at the family residence in Noble County.
She was born April 26, 1995 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of John M. and Tracie M. (Campbell) Lewellyn.
Her father preceded her in death April 5, 1998.
Edith M. (McCreery) Ritchie, 98, a resident of rural Gaston, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.
She was born in Gaston Dec. 4, 1912, to Lloyd and Winona (Manring) McCreery.
Surviving are her son Donald P. Ritchie of Gaston; four granddaughters, two grandsons, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, three nephews, and two nieces.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers Ralph McCreery, Paul McCreery, and C. Wayne McCreery.
Grace L. Keister, 80, a resident of rural Albion and wife of Lester â€śPeteâ€ť Keister, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City.
She had been a patient there for the past five days.
Mrs. Keister was born in Churubusco Nov. 26, 1930, a daughter of Ralph and Effie (Tarlton) Shanabarger.
She spent her formative years in Churubusco and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1948.
On July 7, 1951 she was united in marriage in Merriam to Lester â€śPeteâ€ť Keister, and lived all of her adult life in Noble County.
James C. Winterburn, 55, of Columbia City, died at 8:37 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
He was born Jan. 11, 1956 to Reginald and Louise Winterburn.
Visitation is Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City.
Funeral service will immediately follow visitation at 3:00 p.m. with Eddie Beagles of Demoney-Grimes officiating.
Burial will follow at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dream Team c/o ResCare.
Treva Merle Wolfe, 95, of Columbia City, died 11:28 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2011 at her home.
Born Sept. 12, 1915 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Oscar Earl and Alice Marie (Billman) Julian.
She attended West Ward Elementary School, graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1934 and completed her education with Industrial Management Engineering Training.
On Sept. 14, 1935 she married Lawrence Ernest Wolfe in Columbia City.
A former employee of Blue Bell, Inc., she began working Sept. 1, 1934 and retired in October, 1982 after 48 years of service.