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Jeanette Adele Horrell, 86, of Howe, formerly of Rome City and Kendallville, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Life Care Center of LaGrange.
Born on July 7, 1926, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Lawrence E. and Pearl Beatrice (Blew) Rubrake.
Jeanette grew up in Whitley County, attending the McCellan and Collins schools, graduating from Larwill High School with the Class of 1942.
She married Esta Edwin â€śPeteâ€ť Horrell on Jan. 8, 1949, in Columbia City. A homemaker and mother, she first worked as a production worker at Caswell Runion, Huntington, from 1950 to 1956.
From 1960 to 1969, she worked as a cook at the Wishbone Restaurant and Omega Lounge, both in Huntington. From 1970 to 1976 and 1990 to 1997, she worked at Blaisingâ€™s Tavern, Rome City.
Survivors include two children, Janet Kay Koughn of Howe and Dennis Allen Horrell of Hubert Heights, Ohio; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Kenneth D., George A. and Ronald Rubrake all of Columbia City and Roy E. Rubrake of South Whitley; four sisters, Treva Ott, Alabama, Caroline Grable and Cynthia Rubrake, both of Columbia City, Pauline Wolfe of Great Falls, Mont. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Esta Edwin â€śPeteâ€ť Horrell who passed away July 29, 1969; son, Jeffrey L. Horrel; three sisters, Sue Ann Rubrake, Betty McKibben and Ilene Kreider; twin brothers, Jerry and Terry and brothers, Martin Eugene and Donald L. Rubrake.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Sharon Brockhaus, Certified Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery. Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.