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February 6th, 2015

Mary J. Stampe, 100

February 6, 2015

Aug. 8, 1914 — Feb. 5, 2015
Mary Juanita Stampe, 100, of Columbia City, died at 3:32 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor where she was admitted Jan. 24.
She was born Aug. 8, 1914 in Oxford Junction, Iowa, a daughter of Samuel Harrison and Pearl Olive (Eye) Woll. At the age of four, her family moved to Spragueville, Iowa. She graduated from Preston High School in 1931 and completed nurses training.

John P. St. George, 72

February 6, 2015

Feb. 3, 2015
John P. St. George, 72, passed away Feb. 3, 2015.
He was born in Fall River, Mass. and currently resided in Fort Wayne.
He worked at Dana Weatherhead and attended Queen of Angels Catholic church.
Surviving relatives include his son, John (Tammy) St. George; daughter, Cathy Ross; seven grandchildren; and dear friend, Rolland Bishop.
There will be no visitation or funeral services. A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Phyllis Ann Lyons, 80

February 6, 2015

Aug. 27, 1934 — Feb. 4, 2015
Phyllis Ann (Huff) Lyons, 80, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at her apartment at Tipton Place, Huntington. She was under hospice care at the time of her death.
She was born Aug. 27, 1934 near Ipava, Ill., a daughter of Russell and Wanda (Lawver) Huff. Raised on the family farm, Phyllis was a graduate of Vermont-Ipava-Table Grove High School near Vermont, Ill.

February 5th

Clarence ‘Jiggs’ Lehman, 83

February 5, 2015

Feb. 9, 1931 — Feb. 1, 2015
Clarence E. “Jiggs” Lehman, 83, of Larwill, died at home, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. Born Feb. 9, 1931 in Whitley County, he was the son of George D. Lehman and Maude M. (Helblig) Lehman.

Ruth Ann Trumbull, 75

February 5, 2015

Dec. 18, 1939 — Feb. 3, 2015
Ruth Ann Trumbull, 75, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Columbia City, passed away at 9:17 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne after a sudden illness. Born Dec. 18, 1939 in Kimmel, she was the daughter of Chris Henry and Dorothy Bernice (Ringler) Lehman.

Dennis L. Jennings, 61

February 5, 2015

April 30, 1953 — Feb. 3, 2015
Dennis L. Jennings, 61, of Forest, Va. went home to be with his beloved Savior and Lord Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Born April 30, 1953, in Warsaw, he was raised by his mother, the late Bonnie Baxter, and grandparents Dale and Ruth Jennings.
Dennis earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University, where he met Susan, his best friend and wife of 35 years. After two years as a professor at NYU, he transitioned to a successful 20-year career as a telecom marketing executive.

February 4th

Gail Franklin Evans, 91

February 4, 2015

Aug. 31, 1923 — Jan. 29, 2015
Gail Franklin Evans, 91, died Jan. 29, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Hospital, Beaver, Pa.
Born in Columbia City, Aug. 31, 1923, he was the son of the late Fred Linville Evans and Grace (Shafer) Evans.
He was a graduate of Columbia City High School in 1941 and a graduate of Findlay College, Ohio in 1950.

Wilford O. Young, 77

February 4, 2015

June 27, 1937 — Jan. 31, 2015
Wilford O. Young, 77, formerly of Columbia City, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester.
Born June 27, 1937 in Noble County, he was the son of Wilford J. and Mable (Hontz) Young. He lived in Noble County before moving to Whitley County in 1991. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1955.

February 3rd

Gerald E. Stayer, 81

February 3, 2015

April 25, 1933 — Jan. 30, 2015
Gerald E. Stayer, 81, of North Manchester, died at 11:07 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.
He was born April 25, 1933 in Whitley County, to Ernest D. and Etha Lovell (Druley) Stayer.
On Oct. 1, 1955 he married Phyllis Sims. He worked at Controls, North Manchester, for 35 years. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.
He was a member of Missionary Church, North Manchester, and a life member of Moose in North Manchester and past member of American Legion Post #286, North Manchester. Gerald enjoyed woodworking.

Keith Noyer, 92

February 3, 2015

March 3, 1922 — Feb. 2, 2015
Keith Noyer, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 3:09 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born March 3, 1922 in Allen County, he was the son of Ora and Mable (Bracey) Noyer.
Keith graduated from Arcola High School with the Class of 1940 and attended Indiana Technical College.

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