Archive - Obituary
April 29th, 2011
Ronald Alan Brown, 70, of South Whitley, passed away at 10:43 a.m. at his home Thursday, April 28, 2011. Born Dec. 27, 1940 in Rankin, Ill., he was a son of Lester and Ruth Bernice (Harvey) Brown.
George Abraham Parkison, formerly of Knapp Lake, died at 3 p.m. April 26, 2011 at Avalon Village, Ligonier where he had been a resident since December 2009.
He was born Feb. 24, 1920, a son of the late Roy and Bessie (Fuller) Parkison. His formative years were spent in the Wolf Lake area. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1938.
On Jan. 20, 1942 he entered the United States Army and served in the Pacific Theater. He attained the rank of sergeant and was honorably discharged Sept. 28, 1945.
Opal Longenecker, 86, of Columbia City, died at 10:20 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2011 at Covington Manor Health & Rehab, Fort Wayne where she had been a resident since August 2010.
She was born Aug. 6, 1924 in Eel River Township, Allen County a daughter of Clyde Franklin and Elta Edna (Disler) Longenecker. She attended the Madden School for six years, Eel River Perry School and graduated from Huntertown High School.
She made her home in Churubusco until 1972 when she moved to Columbia City. In 1997 she became a resident at Renaissance Village.
Ralph A. â€śStanâ€ť Pressler, 88, of Huntington passed away at 4:17 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2011 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was united in marriage to Patricia A. Shively Feb. 27, 1954 in Churubusco. His wife survives.
Visitation is from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, with one hour of additional visitation prior the service at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Road, Huntington with Pastor Marti Lundy officiating.
Martha Lee Wood, 74, a resident of Washington Township, Noble County, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2011 in the Northridge Village and Rehabilitation Center in Albion.
Born Dec. 7, 1935, she was a daughter of J.C. and Ethel Scoby.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Walter Wood; two sons, Brian E. Wood and Leonard Wood; and a daughter, Theresa M. McClure.
A family memorial service will be Thursday at the Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City with Chaplain Bob Rollins of the Heartland Hospice officiating. There will be no visitation.
Joycelin A. Cramer, 79, of Columbia City, Ind. passed away at 4:24 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 at her residence. Born Dec. 6, 1931 in Mentone, she was a daughter of Lee L. and Helen N. (Personett) Blue.
She has been a Whitley County resident since her marriage in 1951. She graduated from Bourbon High School in Bourbon, with the Class of 1949. On March 9, 1951, she married Joseph R. Cramer in Columbia City. She worked for Precession Plastics for 13 years.
Alice Kaye Eden Spurlock, of Syracuse was stillborn at 9:04 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City.Â She is a daughter of William L. Spurlock and Kaylee A. Barth.
Besides her parents, survivors include a half sister, Chloe Spurlock; grandparents, Donna Barth and Tom and Patty Spurlock; great-grandparents, Bethel Barth and James and Barbara Campbell.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Milford Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Bollenbacher of the New Beginnings Community Church in Atwood officiating.
Marilee J. Fleck, 88, of Columbia City, died at 8:57 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne where she was transported earlier in the day.
She was born March 25, 1923 in South Bend, a daughter of Charles and Frances (Smith) Austin. At the age of five, her family moved to a farm in Richland Township. She graduated from Larwill High School in 1941.
On July 2, 1956 she was united in marriage to Robert W. Fleck. They always made their home in Columbia City. Mr. Fleck died Nov. 10, 1979.
Cynthia Anne Crooks, 69, a resident of Churubusco and wife of David L. Crooks, passed away at 4:41 p.m. Friday April 22, 2011, at Parkview Hospital from a short illness.
Mrs. Crooks was born in Fort Wayne July 23, 1941, a daughter to Howard W. and Margaret (Neher) Wilson. She spent her formative years in Churubusco where she graduated from Churubusco High School in 1959.
Jack Dewitt Schrader, 61, died Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Oregon City, Ore. He was born May 21, 1949 in Columbia City, a son of Dewitt and Phyllis Schrader.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Schrader; children, Erica Streeton, Sara Schrader and Isaac Schrader; and sister, Ann Akpabio.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. April 30 at the Columbia City United Methodist Church with a reception following.
Memorials may be directed to the VFW of Columbia City.