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June 15th, 2011

Olean Cassidy, 83

June 15, 2011

Olean Cassidy, 83, of Columbia City, died at 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where she was admitted May 19th.
She was born Jan. 19, 1928 in Breathitt County, Ky. a daughter of Willie and Clara (Little) Young. Her formative years were spent in Kentucky where she completed her education.
On July 2, 1949 she was united in marriage to Allen C. Cassidy. Since 1956 they made their home on Ellsworth Street in Columbia City. Mr. Cassidy died July 30, 2000.
A homemaker, she worked at Ion Capacitor for seven years.

Joseph Krasnansky, 82

June 15, 2011

Graveside services for Joseph R. “Joe” Krasnansky, 82, of Pierceton will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Catholic Cemetery in Pierceton. Military rites will be performed by the American Legion Post 253 in North Webster.
Krasnansky passed away May 5, 2011 at The Oaks Nursing Home in Columbia City. Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd. 13 and CR 500N, North Webster is in charge of arrangements.

Granville Whittamore, 56

June 15, 2011

Granville J. Whittamore, 56, of Albion (Big Lake) passed away Monday, May 30, 2011 peacefully at home surrounded by those he loved. Granville was born Dec. 26, 1954 in Batesville. He graduated from Brookville High School with the Class of 1973. Granville Pearl Whittamore is his father and Granville J. is in heaven with his mother, Mary Marcum.
Granville married June A. Stockhausen Sept. 11, 1999 in Huntington.

Donnabelle Sroufe, 83

June 15, 2011

Donnabelle M. Sroufe, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne after spending three years at Sycamore Village. Born Sept. 16, 1927 in Columbia City, she was a daughter of George Earl “Pappy” and Mary Alice (Addis) Loe.

Gary Beal, 61

June 15, 2011

Gary Lynn Beal, 61, of rural Columbia City, died at 11:36 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Parkview Main Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born April 7, 1950 in Hudson, Mich., a son of the late Clarence L. and Eva (Hilbourn) Beal.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie; two daughters, Robin Trudeau and Billie Jo Beal; a son, Kelby Beal; two brothers, George Beal and Wayne Beal; and three sisters, Connie Strouse, Gloria Miller and Clarice Sheldon.

Gregory Taylor, 49

June 15, 2011

Gregory D. Taylor, 49, passed away 10:48 a.m. May 29, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital.
He was born April 30, 1962 to David V. and Joan (Marquart) Taylor.
Survivors include his parents; wife, Robin (Perry); daughters, Diana Rinehart and Amber Rae DeRaps; stepson, Doug Petitt; and stepdaughter, Amber Lynn Petitt; a brother, Tim Taylor; and two sisters, Mary Ayers and Julie Larkey.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. No services are planned.

Edward Whitacre, Sr., 63

June 15, 2011

Edward A. Whitacre Sr., 63, of Big Lake, died at 7:28 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born April 13, 1948 in St. Charles County, Mo., a son of Ollis D. and Katherine M. (Farmer) Whitacre.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy; father, Ollis Whitacre; children, Rob Whitacre, Kim Whitacre, Eddie Whitacre, Michael Whitacre and Sacha Whitacre; and a sister, Cindy Whitacre.
Visitation was 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Thorn Cemetery, Ormas.

May 27th

Belinda Beiswanger, 55

May 27, 2011

Belinda Sue (Bryant) Beiswanger, 55, of Kendallville went on to heaven from her home Thursday, May 26, 2011, after an eight month battle with cancer.

Mary Fletcher, 82

May 27, 2011

Mary Elizabeth Fletcher, 82, of Warsaw, died at 3:14 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011 at her residence.
She was born in Dixon, Ohio, Feb. 16, 1929 to Loyd and Virga (Zeigler) Anderson. She was married May 6, 1950 to George Marion Fletcher, who survives.
She was a resident of Warsaw for the past 10 years, moving from Columbia City. She was a homemaker and attended Trinity United Methodist Church of Warsaw and St. Matthews United Methodist Church of Columbia City.

Edward Hammons, 58

May 27, 2011

Edward Arnold Hammons, 58, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:47 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 14, 1952 in Ossian, he was a son of Harold L. and Betty Jane (Spitler) Hammons.
A former resident of Fort Wayne where he graduated from North Side High School, he moved to Columbia City in 1972. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. On June 11, 1975 he married Cheryl Ann Brandom in Whitley County. He worked at Briggs Fertilizer Plant in the maintenance department.

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