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December 1st

Wayne Howenstine, 47

December 1, 2010

Wayne B. Howenstine, 47, of Leesburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1963 in Huntington, a son of Jay H. and Myrtle Alice (Oxley) Howenstine.
Survivors include a sister, Rhonda Ousley and a brother, Steve Howenstine.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd. 13 & CR 500N, North Webster. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Wyman of the North Webster Church of the Brethren officiating. Burial will follow at the North Webster Cemetery (Mock Addition).

Mary Lee Smith, 76

December 1, 2010

Mary Lee Smith, 76, of Huntington, passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at 10:20 p.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor.
Born Feb. 21, 1934 in Chicago, Ill., she was a daughter of Arthur and Ada (Harrison) Martinez.
Survivors include her husband, Garland Lee Smith; a daughter, Tami (Mark) Dular; a son, Bradley Smith; four brothers, Arthur Martinez, John Martinez, Paul Martinez and George Martinez; and two sisters, Berniece Jerique and Georgie Baker.

Robert C. Miller, 84

December 1, 2010

Robert C. Miller, 84, of Plymouth died at 12 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth. He had been in declining health for a couple of years.
Born May 22, 1926 in Columbia City, he was a son of William and Margaurite (Klingaman) Miller. He graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1944 and served honorably and proudly in the U.S. Army in Europe from Sept. 6, 1944 to June 21, 1946 during World War II, receiving a Bronze Star for bravery while serving.

November 29th

Logan Templeton, 21

November 29, 2010

Logan E. “Bubba” Templeton, 21, of Columbia City, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was born June 23, 1989 to Carson E. and Tamera M. (Schinbeckler) Templeton.
A 2008 graduate of Churubusco High School, he was currently employed at C & A Tool as a machine mechanic since 2007. Logan was also enrolled at Ivy Tech Community College in the welding program. He was a lifetime resident of Whitley County and was active in FFA and 4-H for nine years.

Milton Folds, 84

November 29, 2010

Rev. Mr. Milton Webster Folds, Jr., 84, of Churubusco, passed away at 4:26 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at his residence. Born Feb. 6, 1926 in Chicago, Ill., he was a son of Milton Webster, Sr. and Jessie (Deacon) Folds.
He lived in Columbia City from 1982-1998 then from 1998-2009 he resided in Churubusco and Phoenix, Ariz. returning to Churubusco in 2009. He graduated from South Shore High School in Chicago with the Class of 1944 and received his Masters of Theology Degree from Notre Dame in 1975. On Aug. 15, 1950, he married Beverly J. East in St. John, Ind.

Margaret Heston, 94

November 29, 2010

Margaret Heston, 94, of Albion, formerly of Portland and Crown Point, passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 in Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.
She was born in Portland, Feb. 2, 1916, a daughter of Harvey and Jesse (Wilson) Humphries. She was married Feb. 22, 1938 to Clayton Heston and he died Jan. 26, 1982.
She had worked for United Telephone Company, Artcraft Sporting Goods and Dunkirk Lumber Company. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Portland.

Tony L. Gaff, 91

November 29, 2010

Tony L. Gaff, 91, of rural Larwill, died at 5:50 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at Parkview Main, Fort Wayne where he had been admitted Nov. 21.
He was born April 6, 1919 in Whitley County, a son of Harry H. and Viva (Pippenger) Gaff. He spent his formative years in Churubusco and graduated from Churubusco High School.
On April 9, 1944 he was united in marriage to E. Louise Hively, they made their home in Jefferson Township.

Howard Wolfe, 93

November 29, 2010

Howard L. “Windy” Wolfe, 93, formerly of South Whitley, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester. Born June 18, 1917 in Columbia Township, he was a son of Grover and Effie (Stayer) Wolfe. He served in the U.S. Army and was united in marriage to Bertha Hill; she preceded him in death. He was then married to Beulah L. Dalton, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by three sons, Larry G. Wolfe, Jack Wolfe and Gary Wolfe; two daughters, Marjorie Frost and Vickie Swick.

Dorothy Easterday, 65

November 29, 2010

Dorothy L. Easterday, 65, a resident at the Northridge Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albion for the past several years, passed away Wednesday Nov. 24, 2010 at her residence.
Born June 16, 1945 in Hammond, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Minor (Moverhill) Hays.
Surviving in addition to her husband, Jerry L. Easterday are children, David Hayes, Kelly Hayes, Howard Hayes, Timothy Hayes, Jerry Leon Easterday, Betty Earle, Susan Hayes and Renee Christine Logan; and one brother, Joe Hays.

Ralph Galway, 89

November 29, 2010

Ralph Earl Galway, 89, of Columbia City, died at 9:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 at the home of his daughter in Columbia City (Big Lake). Born Oct. 29, 1921 in Marion, he was a son of the late Ralph I. and Mattie M (Iliff) Galway.
A graduate of Marion High School, he then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and later in the U.S. Air Force where he served for 22 years. Born and raised in Marion, he lived there the majority of his life except while in the service. In 2003 he moved to Columbia City to be closer to his family.

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