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November 18th, 2011

Catherine Gilbert, 68

November 18, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Catherine C. Gilbert, 68, of South Whitley, died at 2:29 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Sycamore Village, Fort Wayne where she had been a resident for the past three years.
She was born Feb. 4, 1943, in Wabash County, a daughter of Victor and Ruth (Tschantz) Walter.
Her formative years were spent in North Manchester. She graduated from North Manchester High School in 1961.
On Aug. 29, 1965, she was united in marriage to Donald D. Gilbert. They have always made their home in Whitley County moving to their farm in 1972.

November 17th

Rose McClain, 88

November 17, 2011

Rose McClain, 88
Dec. 3, 1922 — Nov. 15, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY — Rose E. “Rosie” McClain, 88, of Columbia City, died at 9:13 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at her home.
She was born Dec. 3, 1922 in Terre Haute, a daughter of Floyd and Pearl (Stultz) King.
She graduated from Otter Creek High School in North Terre Haute and completed her education at Ravenscroft Beauty College.
On June 5, 1941 she married William Woodruff Collyear.
They made their home in Indianapolis before moving to Columbia City in 1942. In 1943, they moved to a farm in Columbia Township.
Mr. Collyear died July 19, 1957.

November 15th

Eileen Andrews, 94

November 15, 2011

Eileen Andrews, 94
March 15, 1917 — Oct. 18, 2011
Eileen A. Andrews, 94 a resident of Decatur, Ind. and a former 30-year resident of Columbia City, died at 6:05 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at the Woodcrest Nursing Center, in Decatur.
She was born March 15, 1917, in Decatur to Lottie and Verda (Bigham) Jackson who are both deceased.
Eileen was united in marriage to John Andrews on Nov. 27, 1938, in Decatur he passed away in 1996.

Pamela Reece, 63

November 15, 2011

Pamela Reece, 63
Dec. 2, 1947 — Nov. 8, 2011
Pamela J. Reece, 63, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at her residence.
Born Dec. 2, 1947, in Fort Wayne, she had been the administrative assistant and a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church for over 13 years.

Margie Hollenbaugh, 68

November 15, 2011

Margie Hollenbaugh, 68
Nov. 23, 1942 — Nov. 10, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY — Margie J. Hollenbaugh, 68, of Columbia City, died Thursday morning, Nov. 10, 2011, in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 23, 1942, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Robert and Lenore (Varner) Poffenberger.
She graduated from Columbia City High School and attended Hillsdale College in Michigan.
On Aug. 24, 1963, she was united in marriage to Jerald L. “Jerry” Hollenbaugh.
She worked as a teacher’s aide at Marshall Middle School for 15 years.

Sandra Peters, 51

November 15, 2011

Sandra Peters, 51
June 24, 1960 — Nov. 10, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY — Sandra L. Peters, 51, of Columbia City, died at 12:44 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Parkview Main Hospital, Fort Wayne where she was admitted Oct. 31.
She was born June 24, 1960, in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of Chester A. and Mildred M. (Mitchell) Sample.
In 1972, the family moved to Columbia City.
She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1978. She completed an associates degree in accounting at International Business College in Fort Wayne.

Brian Langmeier, 44

November 15, 2011

Brian Langmeier, 44
May 12, 1967 — Nov. 10, 2011
Brian Allen Langmeier, 44, of Columbia City, and formerly of Chillicothe, Ohio, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born May 12, 1967, in Janesville, Wisc. he was the son of Albert Arthur and Garnet R. (Gavin) Langmeier.
He attended Parker Senior High School and completed his education at Madison Area Tech College.
His formative years were spent in Wisconsin.

Edward L. Miller, 69

November 15, 2011

Edward L. Miller, 69
Oct. 9, 1942 – Nov. 11, 2011
ALBION – Edward Lee Miller, age 69, of Albion, Ind., passed away at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at IU Medical Center, Indianapolis.
Born on Oct, 9, 1942 in Peru, he was the son of Joseph Harold and Mary (Deeb) Miller.
He lived in Peru, moving to Fort Wayne in 1963 and then, in 1992, he moved to his present home near Albion.

Keith A. Rupert, 93

November 15, 2011

Keith A. Rupert, 93
Dec. 31, 1917 – Nov. 11, 2011
Keith Arispa Rupert, age 93, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:47 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City.
Born on Dec. 31, 1917 in Huntington County, he was the son of Daniel D. and Mary E. (Weigold) Rupert.
He was a lifelong resident of Whitley County, living over 50 years on Hanna Street and attended Columbia City High School.
On August 2, 1948 he married Chloris L. Rivet in Warsaw.

Mantie L. Ernst, 82

November 15, 2011

Mantie L. Ernst, 82
June 12, 1929 – Nov. 11, 2011
Mantie Louise Ernst, age 82, of Columbia City, passed away at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at her home.
Born June 12, 1929 in Eolia, Ky., she was the daughter of J. Ballard and Hila (Branson) Collier.
She grew in Eolia and came to Columbia City in 1962. On Nov. 24, 1967 she married Howard A. Ernst in Columbia City.
She worked at Essex from 1976-79 and 1989-90, Addimeyers for three years and also was a homemaker.
She was a member of Cornerstone Fellowship Church for the past 20 years.

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