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April 11th, 2012

Jerry Lee Armel, 78

April 11, 2012

Jerry Lee Armel, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died April 5, 2012.
He was born in Columbia City, Ind. Nov. 11, 1933 to George and Gladys Armel. He moved to Arizona in 1957.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Armel; his sons, Lon and Jon Armel, and daughter, Suzanne Unger; and a sister, Gloria Aumsbaugh, of Columbia City.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 13 at Camelback Bible Church, 3900 East Stanford Dr. Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253. Viewing will be at 10 a.m. Burial to be for immediate family members only at Green Acres Cemetery in Scottsdale.

Arthur B. Kolberg, 90

April 11, 2012

Arthur Berton Kolberg, 90, of Syracuse, Ind. passed away on April 6, 2012 at the IU Health Goshen Hospital.
He was born Nov. 4, 1921 in Syracuse, Ind. to Arthur C. and Violet Anna Katherine (Prentice) Kolberg.
He was a 1941 graduate of Cromwell High School. On May 22, 1948 he married Margaret Eileen LeCount, who preceded him in death in 2008. He was a lifelong area resident and retired as a farmer and school bus driver. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran and member of the D.A.V in Goshen.

April 10th

Edna Vergon, 81

April 10, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Edna M. Vergon, 81, formerly of South Whitley, died at 5:32 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Warrenton Health Rehab in Warrenton, Ga.
She was born Dec. 9, 1930, in Lagro, a daughter of William and Mildred (Sample) Herrick.
On Aug. 30, 1947, she was united in marriage to Charles L. Vergon.
He died Feb. 26, 1990.
Survivors include two children, Kevin Vergon of Thompson, Ga. and Tina Ryan of Golden Gate, Fla.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Roxie Gloyd, 62

April 10, 2012

Roxie L. Gloyd, 62, a resident of rural Churubusco in Allen County and wife of Dennis R. Gloyd, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at her home.
She was born at Wolf Lake June 14, 1949, a daughter of Max G. and Lenora M. (Hawk) Gross.
On Sept. 2, 1967, she was married in Churubusco to Dennis R. Gloyd.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis; her children, Kimberly Walker and Angela Sherman, both of Churubusco, Alisa Hess and Jessica Schnellbach, both of Fort Wayne; a brother, Jerrold Gross of Churubusco; a sister, Melanie Gilbert of Churubusco; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Alfred Bierbaum, 96

April 10, 2012

Alfred H. Bierbaum, 96, of Columbia City, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Oaks Nursing Facility.
Born April 9, 1915, in Fort Wayne, he retired after 37 years with General Electric.
He was a member of Dunfee Missionary Church.
He is survived by two sons, Edward Alan Bierbaum, of Larwill and Lawrence William Bierbaum, of Wittman, Ariz; a daughter, Janis Ann (Keith) Saggars, of Columbia City; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn E. in 2008 and parents, William F. and Emma F. Bierbaum.

Mildred Keel, 93

April 10, 2012

Mildred L. Keel, 93, of rural South Whitley, died at 12:40 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2012, at Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester where she had been a resident since December, 2010.
She was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Fowler, Ind., a daughter of William Warner and Leafie (Lockhart) VanDeripe.
When she was nine, her family moved to a farm southwest of South Whitley, where she has since resided.
She graduated from South Whitley High School.
On July 3, 1945, she was united in marriage to William L. Keel.
A homemaker, she worked a short time at Blue Bell. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

Clarene Reid, 65

April 10, 2012

Clarene Reid, 65, of Ligonier, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 27, 1946, in Goshen, to Clair W. and Phyllis A. (Bitner) Archer.
On Aug. 1, 1965, in Cromwell, she married Paul A. Reid, who survives in Ligonier.

April 9th

Samuel Curry, 77

April 9, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Samuel Curry, 77, of rural South Whitley, died at 6:50 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born July 5, 1934, in Bloomington, a son of Charles Wilber and Inez May (Burks) Curry.
He is survived by his wife, Julieta; two daughters, Tana Baker, Ellettsville, and Sabrina D. Faust, St. Johns, Fla.; four sons, Samuel J. Curry, Columbia City, Charles B. Curry, Andrews, John C, Curry, Florida, and Brandon Y. Curry, South Whitley; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

April 6th

John McKinney, 82

April 6, 2012

John R. McKinney, 82, a resident of rural Eel River Township in Allen County, died at 8:56 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born on Feb. 25, 1930, in Lebanon, a son of Vern and Katherine (Hunt) McKinney.
He served with the U.S. Army.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Margaret A. McKinney; a son John R. McKinney, Jr. of Norwood, Mo.; a daughter, Janice R. Ogg of Eel River Township; his brother, David Joe McKinney of Thorntown; and three grandchildren.
His parents preceded him in death.

Ilene Richardson, 84

April 6, 2012

E. Ilene Richardson, 84, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012, at Covington Meadows, Fort Wayne.
Born Nov. 15, 1927, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Paul H. and Irene (Ferrell) Shroyer.
In 1937 she moved from Allen County to her present home in Whitley County.
She attended Jefferson Township Elementary School and graduated with the class of 1945 from Jefferson Township High School.
On Nov. 10, 1951, she married William D. Richardson in Columbia City.

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