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Marsha Colleen Schinbeckler, 61, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:48 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. Born Aug. 29, 1949 in Indianapolis, she was a daughter of Marshall C. and Gayle M. (Brumbaugh) Schinbeckler.
A lifetime resident of Columbia City, she lived 60 years at her present home. She graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1967 and received an associate degree from International Business College. She worked at Lincoln Life Insurance Company, Fort Wayne, retiring in 1991 with over 20 years of service. She also was an Avon sales representative for more than 30 years. During her career with Avon, she earned the Honor Society, Mrs. Albeeâ€™s Award for 24 years and from 2000-2009 she was awarded the Avon Rose Circle Award. She loved to collect Precious Moments.
Survivors include her mother, Gayle M. Schinbeckler of Columbia City; aunt, Carol Schinbeckler of Greenfield and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Marshall C. Schinbeckler and brother, Michael Schinbeckler.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Curtiss Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at South Park (Annex) Cemetery, Columbia City.
Memorial gifts may be given in Ms. Schinbecklerâ€™s memory to Whitley County Humane Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.