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January 20th, 2014

Randall Scott

January 20, 2014

Randall W. “Randy” Scott passed away Jan. 10, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Columbia City, after a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 12, 1953, in Paoli, a son to Cody W. and Lillian M. Kesterson Scott.
He moved to Larwill in 1973, and later moved to Ohio where he worked for Carpenters Amusement.
He was a member of the U.S. National Guard. He enjoyed Nascar, football, action movies, country music, camping and spending time with his family.

Marjorie Saffer, 89

January 20, 2014

Marjorie J. Saffer, 89, formerly of Columbia City, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Hamilton House in Fort Wayne where she had been a resident since January 2010.
She was born Nov. 17, 1924, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Leon B. and Blanche V. (Layman) Williams. Her formative years were spent in Fort Wayne. She graduated from South Side High School.

January 17th

Larry Heeter

January 17, 2014

The time of remembrance for Larry Heeter, 69, has been set for today at South Whitley-Cleveland Township Fire Department beginning at 4 p.m.
Mr. Heeter died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Arrangements are by Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley.

Edna DePoy, 86

January 17, 2014

Edna Mae DePoy, 86, passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her at 8:26 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Columbia City the daughter of Lee and Eva (Snepp) Walker, Sr.
Edna attended Columbia City High School, and she was a Whitley County resident most of her lifetime, except for a brief period when she lived in New Haven for five years.

Dorothy Bumgardner, 86

January 17, 2014

Dorothy E. Bumgardner, 86, of South Whitley, died at 1:18 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Grey Stone Health & Rehabilitation where she had admitted Dec. 23.
She was born June 28, 1927, in Allen County, a daughter of J.F. and Marie (Stairhime) Borcherding.
Her formative years were spent on a farm in Allen County. She graduated from Monroeville High School and completed her education at International Business College.

Sarah Richards

January 17, 2014

Sarah Beth Richards, beloved daughter of Joe and Heather (Bills) Richards of Columbia City, passed into the arms of Jesus Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
She was born at 5:53 p.m. at Dupont Hospital and lived 41 precious minutes.

January 16th

Catherine Tulley, 52

January 16, 2014

Catherine S. Tulley, 52, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:38 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

Mrs. Tulley was born June 17, 1961, in Columbia City, a daughter of Larry L. and Bonnie (Cox) Burns.
The surviving relatives include a son, twin daughters, two brothers, sister and a granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, with Pastor Brad Fredrickson, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, or one hour prior to the service.

Betty Rider, 82

January 16, 2014

Betty J. Rider, 82, of Columbia City, died at 12:04 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor.
She was born Oct. 7, 1931, in Noble County, a daughter of Oscar H. and Elsie M. (Freed) Peterson.
Her formative years were spent in Noble County. She graduated from Cromwell High School.

On Feb. 14, 1954, she was united in marriage to Royce L. Rider. They made their home on the Merriam Rider farm in Etna until 1971, when they moved to Kimmell. In 1975, they moved to Columbia City. Mr. Rider died July 16, 1998.

Reuben Schwartz, 67

January 16, 2014

Reuben Schwartz, 67, a resident of Cleveland Township, died at 5:29 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in the Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Fla.
He was born Nov. 9, 1946, in Allen County, a son of David and Anna Irene Miller Schwartz.

On Oct. 4, 1964, he was united in marriage to Martha Graber. She preceded him in death Nov. 5, 1990.

January 10th

Steve Campbell, 70

January 10, 2014

Steve Campbell, 70, of Columbia City went home to be with his Heavenly Father, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
Born Dec. 16, 1943, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Ernest Stephan Campbell and Dorothy (Kring) Mosel. He attended South Side High School and received his associate degree from Ivy Tech.
On Aug. 25, 1962, Steve married Sydney Schinbeckler. He lived in Fort Wayne before building the family’s home in Columbia City in 1986.

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