Archive - Obituary
May 19th, 2011
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.
Chelsea Patricia Solliday, 19, of New Hope, Ala., passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011.
Born Nov. 2, 1991, she was a daughter of James Solliday and Denise H. (Jody) Schaffer,
Besides her parents, survivors include a son, Cameron Solliday; grandmother, Patricia Bradlow; sister, Wendy Estelle; three uncles, Geoff (Cheryl) Hoch, Christian Hoch and Bradley (Holly) Solliday; an aunt, Tammy (Paul) Solliday-Burris; a great-uncle, William Beckman; and cousins, Autum Solliday and John Solliday.
Hazel L. Hartley, 96, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Sycamore Village, Fort Wayne. Born May 28, 1914 in Mercer County, Pa., she was a daughter of Charles and Emma (Miller) Musselman.
She lived in Allen and Noble counties until moving to Florida and then returned to Whitley County. She married Ralph â€śJackâ€ť Hartley. She worked for Fort Wayne Community Schools at Lakeside School as a cook.