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Mary Jane Pressler, 82, of Columbia City, died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Parkview Oaks where she had been a resident since 2011.
She was born Oct. 8, 1930, in Thorncreek Township a daughter of Riley Marion and Lola Ellen (Gause) Pressler. Her formative years were spent in Whitley and Noble Counties.
She was employed at Blue Bell, Knitting Mill in Fort Wayne and Weatherhead.
Surviving relatives include three sister-in-laws, Ruth Pressler of Columbia City, and Dorcas Pressler and Joan Pressler, both of Churubusco; and several nieces and nephews. Four brothers preceded her in death: Warren Allan Pressler, Max Edgar Pressler, Gene Riley Pressler and Donald J. Pressler.
The funeral service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The burial will be in Blue River Cemetery. The visitation will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to Parkview Home Health & Hospice. Condolences may be sent at www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.