Archive - Obituary
May 19th, 2011
Raymond A. Crain, 87 of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., passed away Monday, May 16, 2011 in Tennessee. A veteran of the Army Air Corps, he served in World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Crain; children, Susie Stonert, Lynda Gilbert, Pam Crain, Jim Crain; and stepson, Ron Kramer.
Nancy S. Wallace, 80, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Whitley County, Wallace worked as a teller with Indiana Bank/Summit Bank for 12 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member and a volunteer at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. â€śNancy was a loving mother, grandmother and a friend to all. She will be greatly missed.â€ť
Surviving are her daughter, Cheryl S. Burns of Albion; grandchildren, Cari and Tom (Whitney) Burns; great-grandchild, Evan Burns; brother, Lynn Pendry of Alaska; and sister, Shirley Hurley of Florida.
William Ellsworth â€śBillâ€ť Wass, 95, of Columbia City, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital of complications from congestive heart failure.
He was born Dec. 8, 1915 in Fort Wayne, a son of Romney and Dessie (Wilkerson) Wass. He graduated from North Side High School and worked at Sherman White & Company.
Lisa Mullins, 57, formerly of Columbia City, died at 8:09 a.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011 in the emergency room of Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born Sept. 20, 1953 in Indianapolis. A daughter of Dale and Clemmentine (Jackson) Cleland spent her formative years in Columbia City. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School.
Her employment was with Magnavox and for the past 11 years with Ultra Electronics USSI. She made her home in Columbia City until five years ago when she moved to Fort Wayne.
She was a member of Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew 2392.
Sue L. King, 82, of Columbia City, died at 3:35 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne where she was admitted Thursday.
She was born Sept. 10, 1928 in Lagrange County, a daughter of Daniel J.S. and Ida S. (Eash) Yoder. She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1947 and received her bachelors degree in elementary education from St. Francis College in 1974.
James Robert Nix, 75, of Columbia City, died on Sunday, May 15, 2011 unexpectedly at his residence. Born May 7, 1936, he was a son of the late Leo and Magdalene Nix.
Gayle Y. Kile, 58, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:28 a.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. She was born May 29, 1952 in Portland, a daughter of Ronald Jack and Ruth V. (Day) Pease.
Gail Eugene â€śGeneâ€ť Gran, 80, of Palmetto, Fla. and Columbia City, joined the Lord Monday, May 9, 2011. He was born Feb. 19, 1931. Beloved husband of Shirley, who passed away in 2008 after 59 years of marriage.
E. Max Glassley, 89 of Columbia City and formerly of South Whitley died Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Renaissance Village, Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 12, 1921, the son of Russell L. and Winifred L. (Shriver) Glassley, in the same house in which he grew up in South Whitley. Mr. Glassley spent his entire lifetime in South Whitley until moving to Columbia City in 2003. He graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1939. He first worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad then entered the United States Army in 1942, serving in the European Theatre as a Medic.
Theo J. Thomas, 84, of Syracuse, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Jan. 25, 1927 in Wolf Lake to Carlton L. and Edna (Galloway) Thomas.
Survivors include a daughter, Beckie Thomas; a son, Carl (Becky) Thomas of Mishawaka; a brother, DeWitt Thomas, and lifetime companion, Phyllis Weaver.