Archive - Obituary
Diane Bratton, 41
March 22, 1970 â Dec. 4, 2011
KIMMEL â Diane M. Bratton, 41, of rural Kimmell, died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where she was admitted Nov. 23.
She was born March 22, 1970, in Columbia City, a daughter of Roger T. and Toni G. (Butt) Lemon.
Her formative years were spent in Washington Township, Noble County. She graduated from West Noble High School and Fairfield Vocational Cosmetology School.
On Nov. 2, 1991, she was united in marriage to Brian J. Bratton. They always made their home in rural Kimmell.
Ruth Schrader, 101
Oct. 21, 1910 â Dec. 3, 2011
WARSAW â Ruth L. Schrader, 101, of Warsaw, died at 4:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Millerâs Merry Manor where she had been a resident since Dec. 27, 2000.
She was born Oct. 21, 1910, in Furnace County, Nebraska, a daughter of Minard and Estelle (Coplen) Gates.
At the age of 13, her family moved to Indiana, settling in Pierceton. She graduated with the class of 1929 from Pierceton High School.
On Feb. 6, 1930, she was united in marriage to Carl J. Schrader.
Helen Rowe, 81
Jan. 1, 1930 â Dec. 1, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â Helen Rowe, 81, Columbia City, formerly of South Whitley, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 in her residence.
She was born Jan. 1, 1930, in Royalton, Ky. to Hargis and Carsie (Salyers) Marshall.
She married Rev. Dudley Rowe Sr, who preceded her in death.
Willodean Lyons, 92
March 27, 1919 â Nov. 30, 2011
Willodean Alice Lyons, 92, of Huntington, passed away at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at Oakbrook Village Nursing Home, Huntington.
Born March 27, 1919, in Columbia City, the daughter of Raymond Earl and Francis Marie (Nei) Schrader.
She spent her childhood in Columbia City where she graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1938.
On June 30, 1941, she married Robert M. Lyons in Kentucky. She lived all of her married life in Huntington.
KENNEBUNK, MAINE â E. Lynn Wilkinson, 67, of Kennebunk, Maine, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at his residence in Kennebunk.
He was born Dec. 4, 1943, in Sturgis, Mich., the only child of Ellis Chester Wilkinson and Lillian âBerniceâ Brown.
Following a stay in Monroe, Mich. thru the end of World War II, the family returned to the general area of Whitley County, where he graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the class of 1962.
COLUMBIA CITY â Schuyler P. VanVoorst, 90, of Columbia City, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Millerâs Merry Manor where he had been a resident for the past three weeks.
He was born Sept. 30, 1921, in Etna Troy Township, a son of Dale George and Irene Erma (Haney) VanVoorst.
His formative years were spent on a farm in Etna Troy Township.
Following his graduation from Larwill High School in 1939, he began farming with his father.
On June 9, 1945, he was united in marriage to Avis I. Blanchard. They made their first home on a farm in Thorncreek Township.
Elizabeth A. Robinson, 88, a resident of Fort Wayne and widow of Raymond E. Robinson, died at 1:48 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at University Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne.
She was born Feb. 21, 1923, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Bernard Sidney and Florence Augusta (Smith) Ginther.
She was married Feb. 24, 1940, to Raymond E. Robinson. He preceded her in death on June 20, 1996.
Ruby M. Yoder, 91, a resident of rural Huntertown and widow of Loyal R. Yoder, died at 5:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at the family residence in Perry Township.
Mrs. Yoder was born in Jackson Township in DeKalb County on July 17, 1920, a daughter of Michael J. and Alice Leora (Carnahan) Shoudel.
Surviving relatives include her children, Shirley Meighen of Fort Wayne and Dr. Larry Yoder of Goshen; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Tom L. Sanders, 79, a resident of rural Churubusco in Noble County, passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Kingston at Dupont in Fort Wayne.
He had been in declining health for several years and had been a patient there for the past seven years.
Mr. Sanders was born Dec. 27, 1931, in Columbia City, a son of Joseph D. and Mary Elizabeth (Magley) Sanders, and spent his early childhood in Fort Wayne.
At age 13, he moved to Smith Township with his parents, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1950.
Gloria A. Brubaker, 63, of Pierceton, passed away at 10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home of Fort Wayne.
On June 5, 1948, Gloria was born in Wabash to Charles Fredrick and Doris Loretta (Figert) England Jr.
She graduated from Northfield High School in 1966 and then attended International Business College.
Gloria married Gary E. Brubaker in 1970 in Wabash. She had several jobs through the years, including working for Star Financial Bank in Columbia City. She was also a homemaker.