Archive - Obituary
February 10th, 2014
Judi L. Vaught , 50 passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, Judi graduated from Columbia City Joint High School and Indiana University of Indianapolis, and was attending Indiana Tech Law School.
Surviving relatives include her mother, Shirley (Vance) Clem of Fort Wayne; brothers, Jack (Lureen) Vaught of Columbia City and John Coleman of Endicott, N.Y.; sisters, Teresa Steinbacher, Susan Coleman of Fort Wayne; seven nieces and nephews, 18 great-nieces and nephews and many special friends.
Rosalie Joann Kelley, 82, died unexpectedly at 11:47 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, where she had been admitted early that evening.
She was born Jan. 27, 1932, in Columbia City, the daughter of Timothy and Bessie (King) Bair.
She has spent her lifetime in Columbia City, attending Columbia City High School.
She married Roger Eugene Kelley Nov. 24, 1956, at the Columbia City Church of the Nazarene.
Gabrielle L. â€śGabbyâ€ť Jones, 19, a resident of Churubusco, fell asleep in the arms of her Loving Savior Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
She had suffered with health issues for an extended period, but had been more seriously ill since September.
Gabby was born in Fort Wayne July 2, 1994, a daughter of Kregg A. and Lanette L. (Stienbarger) Jones, and spent all of her life in Churubusco.
She graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 2013, where she excelled in softball, volleyball and basketball.
Corey A. McDaniel, 28, a resident of rural Churubusco, passed away at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne surrounded by his family. He had been a patient there since Monday.
Corey was born in Fort Wayne Oct. 24, 1985, the son on Donald R. and Marlene (Wetzel) McDaniel.
He moved from Fort Wayne to Churubusco as a child with his parents, and was a member of the Churubusco High School Class of 2004.
Employed at Complete Controls in Fort Wayne during the past two years, he enjoyed spending time with his friends and his cats.
Arthur W. Parry Jr., 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away Feb. 5, 2014, at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, with calling one hour prior at Plymouth Congregational Church 501 W. Berry St. Fort Wayne.
Arrangements have been made by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton FH 6424 Winchester Road Fort Wayne. Visit online at www.klaehnfahlmeltonfh.com.
Helen E. Avins, 86, of rural Columbia City, died at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since 2010.
She was born July 14, 1927 in Whitley County, a daughter of Paul and Bessie (Kalb) Raber.
Her formative years were spent in Laud where she assisted her father with the operation of Raber Grocery.
She graduated from Jefferson Center High School in 1945.
On May 1, 1954, she was united in marriage to James Westley Avins.
They made their home in Laud. Mr. Avins died Feb. 19, 1990.
Delbert Lee â€śDelâ€ť Hipshire, 80, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 7:25 a.m. Saturday, February 01, 2014 at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted on Friday after an extended illness. He was born on March 1, 1933 in Churubusco, IN, the son of Jesse Adam and Mary Ann (Zolman) Hipshire.
Phyllis Irene Keefer, 86, of Big Lake, Columbia City, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Norwood Health and Rehab Center, Huntington, after a brief illness.
She was born on July 31, 1927, in Allen County, to Robert J and Elsie I. (Hambleton) Young.
She graduated from Lafayette Center High School with the Class of 1945. She was married on July 4, 1947, in Kentucky to Elmer M. Keefer, Jr.
She moved to Roanoke in 1947, to Zanesville in 1989, and then moved to her present home at Big Lake in 1994.
David J. Mills, 22, of Columbia City, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Born May 2, 1991, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Bill R. Mills and Pamela G. (Becker) Mills.
He attended Roanoke Baptist School until 2008 and graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 2009.
David received his Bachelorâ€™s Degree from IPFW in business law in May of 2013.
Sherry L. Iholts, 59, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at her residence, after an extended illness.
Born Oct. 22, 1954, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Martha (Graves) Kessler.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1973 and on March 26, 1983, she married Richard Iholts in Churubusco. She was a lifetime resident of Columbia City.
She worked as a transportation dispatcher at North American Van Lines prior to becoming ill. She enjoyed shopping along with feeding and watching birds.