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September 21st, 2010

Timothy Spillers, 49

September 21, 2010

Timothy George Spillers, 49, of Columbia City, died at 7:13 a.m. Sept. 18, 2010 at Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan in Ludington, Mich. after a drowning accident. He was born March 15, 1961 in Jackson, Mich. to James Vernet and Jacqueline Ann (Wright) Spillers.

He was raised in Michigan, moving to Fort Wayne in 1979 and then moved to Whitley County in 1981. He graduated from Jackson High School, Jackson, Mich. with the Class of 1979. He was married on June 12, 1982 at the Dunfee Missionary Church to Sally A. Geiger.

September 16th

Miriam J. Copp, 84

September 16, 2010

Miriam J. Copp, 84, of rural Columbia City, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born April 29, 1926 in Wallins Creek, Ky., a daughter of Gail Whitcomb and Mildred (Caress) Ellers. Her formative years were spent in Central Kentucky. She graduated salutatorian of Harrodsburg High School and continued her education at Blue Mountain College, Georgetown College and the Indiana School of Music at I.P.F.W.

On April 19, 1947 she was united in marriage to Harold D. Copp. They made their home in Bunker Hill where they established Copp Farm Supply.

Dorothy E. Londt, 84

September 16, 2010

Dorothy E. Londt, 84, a lifelong resident of Noble County, died at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010.
She was born Sept. 16, 1925 in Noble Township, Noble County a daughter of Hayes and Ruth L. (Snyder) Walker. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School.

On Feb. 20, 1944 she was united in marriage to Howard E. Londt. They made their home in Texas until 1945 when she returned to Noble County to reside while Howard served in the U.S. Army Infantry overseas. Following World War II, they made their home in the Wolf Lake community and began farming. Mr. Londt died Aug. 17, 2000.

September 14th

Gerald Imbody, 49

September 14, 2010

Gerald “Jay” R. Imbody, 49, of Payne, Ohio passed away at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at the home of his mother. Born May 7, 1961 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Gerald and Gloria (Juillerat) Imbody.

Jeanice Graves, 84

September 14, 2010

Jeanice C. Graves, 84, of rural Columbia City, died at 12:44 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 at the Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where she was admitted July 28.

She was born Aug. 22, 1926 in Columbia City, a daughter of Joe and Freeda I. (Decker) Sharpe. She graduated from Columbia City High School and Ravenscroft Beauty College.

On June 4, 1946 she was united in marriage to Norman William Graves. They made their home in Columbia City, Syracuse and later Roanoke for 20 years before moving to their home south of Columbia City in 1986.

John Cowen, 83

September 14, 2010

John T. Cowen, 83, a resident of Columbia City, died at 2:48 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born Sept. 18, 1926 in Fort Wayne, a son of Theodore Cowen and Ilene Snyder. His formative years were spent in Columbia City where he was raised by foster parents, Purl and Wilma Schoeff. After graduating from Columbia City High School, he enlisted in the U. S. Air Force and served during W. W. II.

September 13th

Irene R. Rust, 85

September 13, 2010

Irene R. Rust, 85, of Fort Wayne passed away Sept. 11, 2010.  She was born Sept. 15, 1924 to the late Charley and Hazel (Dennis) Robison.  She retired from Sears after 25 years of service.  She was a member of the Nine Mile United Methodist Church, Allen Co. Farm Bureau, and Allen Co. Extension Home Maker Club.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, and reading. 

Surviving family include her children, Gale (Martha) Rust of Roanoke, James (Teresa) Rust of Whitley Co., Nancy (Rick) Bodeker of Avilla, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

David Hawn, 71

September 13, 2010

David Henry Hawn, 71, of Columbia City, passed away suddenly at 3:20 p.m. at his residence Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. Born July 28, 1939 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Charles A. and Florence A. (Sievers) Hawn.

September 10th

Keith R. Bower, 54

September 10, 2010

Keith R. Bower, 54, passed away unexpectedly at 7:56 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 in Warsaw while working. Born in Kosciusko County Feb. 24, 1956, he was a son of Lawrence and Mary (Walters) Bower.

He graduated from Warsaw High School with the Class of 1974. Since 1975, he has been employed by R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Warsaw, and he recently began work at Wal-Mart in Columbia City. He married Candy L. Gamble April 27, 1991 at Columbia City United Methodist Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf.

Leland William “Bill” Ginger, 75

September 10, 2010

Leland William “Bill” Ginger, 75, of Syracuse, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 at Millers Merry Manor in Syracuse. He was born July 21, 1935 in Columbia City, to Kenneth and Jessie (Lehman) Ginger.

He served for 27 years in the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife, Milly Ginger; three daughters, Teresa and Claudia; a son, Kevin Ginger; one stepdaughter, Beth Woods; two stepsons, Steve Savage and Joe Savage; two sisters, Sharon Ordatand Kay Carter.

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