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May 6th, 2011

Dean Ayers, 92

May 6, 2011

Dean L. Ayers, 92, a long-time resident of Churubusco, passed away at 10:16 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.
Ayers was born in Lowell June 1, 1918, a son of Arthur and Carrie (Hathaway) Ayers, and as a child moved to Roanoke with his parents and two brothers.
On April 18, 1944 he was married to Helen Prible. The couple lived in Fort Wayne briefly, prior to moving to Blue Lake near Churubusco in 1946. Later, the couple purchased a small farm southwest of Churubusco.

Joe Krasnansky, 82

May 6, 2011

Joseph R. “Joe” Krasnansky, 82, of Pierceton, passed away at 9:20 a.m. May 5, 2011 at The Oaks in Columbia City. He was born Nov. 14, 1928 in Perth Amboy, N.J. to Joseph A. and Agnes (Jankovitch) Krasnansky.
He was a United States veteran serving in World War II and during the Korean Conflict and was a widower of Phyllis J. Achor.
Survivors include a daughter, Jeanne Krasnansky; a son, James A. Krasnansky; and two sisters, Mary Purcell and Dorothy Tartaro.
No public services are planned. Burial will take place at the Catholic Cemetery in Pierceton.

Harley Mantle, 87

May 6, 2011

Harley E. Mantle, 87, of Kendallville, passed away at 6:49 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville. Born March 18, 1924 in Columbia City, he was a son of Solomon and Blanche D. (Worrick) Mantle and a widower of Valetta Adele Morrissey.
He served in the United States Army from 1944-1946.
Survivors include a daughter, Ramonda Kay DeLong and a brother, Roger Mantle.

Carol Lehman, 74

May 6, 2011

Carol D. Lehman, 74, of Larwill, died at 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born Sept. 16, 1936, she was a daughter of Maurice and Esther (Circle) Mettler.
She attended school in the Lake Township, Allen County school system. On May 26, 1956 she married Clarence E. “Jiggs” Lehman in Columbia City. After her marriage she and her husband made their home in Whitley County. For nearly 20 years she worked at the S & L Truck Stop in Columbia City.

Luella Allen, 84

May 6, 2011

Luella M. Allen, 84, of Wawaka, widow of Charles J. Allen, passed away at 3:25 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.
Born Jan. 17, 1927 in Noble County, she was a daughter of Maurice and Mildred (Myers) Schlabach.
Survivors include two children, Robert Allen and Lucinda Rose.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier with Pastor Diana Siegal officiating. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Dean Miller, 65

May 6, 2011

Dean E. Miller, 65, of Columbia City died Tuesday evening May 3, 2011 at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born Feb. 21, 1946 in Huntington, a son of the late Gene L. and Ila (Stensel Gradeless) Miller. His formative years began in Huntington then following the death of his father, they moved to South Whitley. He graduated from South Whitley High School in 1964.
On June 24, 1972 he was united in marriage to Margaret Pepple. They made their home in Whitley County.

May 4th

Gloria Iden, 88

May 4, 2011

Gloria Glee Iden, 88, of Kimmell, died at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2011 at North Ridge Village in Albion.
She was born March 12, 1923 and she married Junior D. Iden who is deceased.
Surviving is one son, Terry A. Iden and three daughters, Becky G. Miller, Linda J. Barhydt and Trudy A. White.
No public visitation or services are planned.
Memorials are to the Gideon’s International or Broadway Christian Church.
The Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier is assisting the family with arrangements. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com.

Linda Weatherholt, 60

May 4, 2011

Linda Lothamer Weatherholt, 60, a resident of Blue Lake near Churubusco and wife of Larry W. Weatherholt, passed away at 11:37 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born Jan. 7, 1951 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Richard L. and Lois E. (Hanauer) Lothamer.
Besides her husband and father, survivors include a daughter, Lisa Knight and a sister, Marge Dahms.
At the request of the family there will be no services or calling hours. Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald Corbin, 52

May 4, 2011

Donald Scott Corbin, 52, of Wilmont, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011.
He was born March 20, 1959 to Donald Corbin and Peggy (Ondersma) McGlothlin in Kalamazoo, Mich.
He is survived by five children, Jessica, Halley, Ashley, Tonya Corbin and Izaiah Vandezande; his mother, Peggy McGlothlin; four siblings, Mark Hirschey, Heidi Harlan, Lyle McGlothlin and Lynda McGlothlin.

May 2nd

Larry Hambleton, 63

May 2, 2011

Larry Hambleton, 63, of Killeen, Texas, died April 30, 2011 at his home.
He was born April 13, 1948 in Fort Wayne, a son of Max and Monnabell (Ruby) Hambleton. He served in the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife, Sue; a daughter, Angie; a son, Chad Hambleton; three sisters, Sandra Shafter, Brenda McCurdy and Cindy Hickman.
There will be no services.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhomes.com.

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