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SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Hildreth J. Wolfe, 86, of South Whitley, died at 8:06 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne where she was admitted on Friday.
She was born July 2, 1926, in Cleveland Township, a daughter of Edgar A. and Nellie (Ward) Sherbahn. She attended South Whitley schools graduating from South Whitley High School in 1944.
She completed her schooling at Huntington Beauty College.
On July 20, 1945, she was united in marriage to Galen Wolfe, Jr.
They made their home on a farm in Cleveland Township, Whitley County. In 2004, she moved to her home in South Whitley. Mr. Wolfe died Jan. 11, 1997.
A full-time homemaker, she assisted her husband on the farm. For more than 10 years she worked at Heckman Bindery in North Manchester.
Her memberships included the United Methodist Church of South Whitley.
Surviving relatives include four children, Eddie G. (Karen) Wolfe of Warsaw, Susan K. (Terry) Bouse of Silver Lake, Barbara A. (Gale) Burkholder of South Whitley and Patti J. (Gerald) Sobecki of Indianapolis; twelve grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth E. Sherbahn.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of South Whitley with Pastor Robert Barton and Associate Pastor Bruce Wrightsman officiating.
Burial will be in the South Whitley Cemetery.
The visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Preferred memorial are to the United Methodist Church of South Whitley.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.