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February 10th, 2012

Pearlie Garrison, 90

February 10, 2012

Pearlie Garrison, 90, of rural Churubusco and widow of Marion A. “Gary” Garrison, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Feb. 8, 2012, at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion following an extended illness.
She had been a patient there for the past year.
Mrs. Garrison was born Oct. 10, 1921, to Ben and Nancy (Rowe) Clemons in Guage, Ky. She moved to this area in her teens, married Marion A. “Gary” Garrison, and had lived in this area all of her adult life.
She was a homemaker, was a member of Churubusco Church of the Nazarene, and was a member of a pinochle card club.

Nadean Zorger, 84

February 10, 2012

Nadean May Zorger, 84, of Huntington and formerly of South Whitley, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born Aug. 24, 1927, in Jefferson Township, the daughter of Russell F. and Beulah A. (Shroyer) Taylor.
She spent her childhood in Jefferson Township, graduating from Jefferson Center High School with the class of 1945.
She married Marvin Leo “Tim” Zorger on Oct. 5, 1947, at Jefferson Chapel United Methodist Church.
She lived at her South Whitley home from 1966 until 2009 when she moved into Huntington.

Helen Clark, 85

February 10, 2012

Helen L. Clark, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 10:44 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born July 13, 1926, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Paul Hiler and Erma Irene (Ferrell) Shroyer.
In 1937, she and her family moved from Fort Wayne to Jefferson Township.
She graduated from Jefferson Township School, and while a senior, completed her training at Betty Jean Lefever’s Beauty School to become a professional beautician.
On March 15, 1947 she married Julian W. Clark in Columbia City.

February 6th

John Fries, 83

February 6, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — John L. Fries, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted Saturday evening.
He was born Dec. 7, 1928, in Fort Wayne, a son of Leo J. and Ella Marie (Perry) Fries.
His formative years were spent in Columbia City and Thorncreek Township. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1947, from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1953 and from Indiana University with a master’s degree in education in 1962.

February 3rd

Phyllis Richardson, 93

February 3, 2012

Phyllis Peabody Bates Richardson, 93, passed away on Jan. 20, 2012.
Phyllis was born in 1918 to Jack and Carrie Peabody.
Following college, She married Robert C. Bates and resided in Columbia City until his death. She then moved to Arizona and married Harry E. Richardson in 1978.
Phyllis is survived by three children, Robert C. Bates of Arizona, Susan Bates Kyler of North Carolina, Joanne Bates Flynn of California, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Phyllis was preceded in death by her late husband, Harry E. Richardson. Private services were held in Arizona.

Clela Richard, 94

February 3, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Clela Kneller Richard, 94, of Tulsa, Okla. died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in the Southcrest Hospital.
She was born Feb. 22, 1917, in Washington Township, a daughter of Sherman L. and Bertha H. (Luecke) Kneller.
Surviving relatives include two daughters, Brenda Mauzy and Marsha Cochran, both of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and Paul Kneller of Columbia City.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, George Kneller, Ray Kneller and Sherman W. Kneller.

February 1st

Barbara Pook, 95

February 1, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Luise Barbara Germann Pook, 95, passed away peacefully Friday night, Jan. 27, 2012, at home. She was born Feb. 11, 1916, in Cleveland, a daughter of the late Dr. Albert F. O. Germann, Sr. and Ida Helene (Meinke) Germann.
A graduate of Cleveland East High School in 1933, she attended Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University from 1933-36.
After moving to South Whitley and helping start her father’s business, she completed her bachelor’s degree at Manchester College in 1940.

Mary Grant, 90

February 1, 2012

Mary E. Grant, 90, of Columbia City, passed away peacefully with her loving family near her on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born April 23, 1921, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Joseph and Bertha Ann (Bush) Sheets.
Raised in Columbia City, she resided in Larwill, Blue Lake, Smith Township, South Whitley and Indianapolis with son Barry Graves, before returning to Columbia City.

Olga Wilson, 81

February 1, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Olga Wilson, 81, of Columbia City, died at 10:24 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Parkview Oaks where she had been a resident since Nov. 12, 2011.
She was born Aug. 28, 1930, in Chicago, a daughter of Bert and Albertina (Anderson) Fahlstrom. Her formative years were spent in Chicago.
On July 15, 1950, she was united in marriage to Lester F. “Red” Wilson in Chicago.
They moved to Columbia City in 1960. Red preceded Olga in death on April 26, 2006.
She enjoyed bowling and golf, participating in several leagues.

January 30th

Evelyn Combs, 78

January 30, 2012

Evelyn Juanita Combs, 78, a former resident of Garrett, died at 6:37 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born Nov. 22, 1933, in Harriman, Tenn., a daughter of Henry and Bertha (Cook) Hyde.
Three husbands preceded her in death Floyd Cottrell, Doler Bevis, and Wilburn Combs.
The surviving relatives include her children, Margaret Christlieb of Churubusco, Pat Rowe of Spencerville, Richard Cottrell of Auburn, Zelda Mayers of Woodburn, and Doler Otis “Dob” Bevis of Garrett; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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