Archive - Obituary
July 3rd, 2014
March 10, 1919 â€” July 1, 2014
Lois E. Sleighter, 95, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at her home.
Born March 10, 1919, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Thurman G. and Nellie I. (Birtwhistle) Busz.
She was a resident of Pierceton her entire life until moving in with her daughter five years ago. She attended Monroe High School.
She was a machine operator at Whitley Products, Pierceton for 36 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Pierceton.
Belinda L. Giordano, 50, of Keystone, died at 4:45 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at her home.
A daughter of Gerald and Sharon (Croussore) Giordano, she was born Feb. 1, 1964, in LaPorte.
She lived in LaPorte and New York until age eight when her family moved to South Whitley. She graduated from Whitko High School and continued her education at American Institute for Paralegals.
Helen May Boggs, 85, of Butler and formerly of Avilla and Kendallville died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 11:40 a.m. in the Laurels of DeKalb in Butler.
She was a homemaker.
Helen was a former member of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn.
She was born March 4, 1929, in Whitley County to Harvey and Dorothy (Gates) Boggs.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Brenda Latta of Auburn; two stepsons, Tom Fuhrman and John (Cindy) Fuhrman, both of Missouri; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Jeanne M. Pfeiffer, 56, of Columbia City, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Columbia City.
She was born on Oct. 25, 1957, in Columbia City. She was the daughter of Vassie Tom, Jr. and JoAnn Marie Tom.
Jeanne spent her childhood at Tri Lakes where she first discovered nature, water, swimming and boating. Tri Lakes area is where she also began building lifelong friendships in and on Tri Lakes.
She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1976.
Walter F. Meyers, Jr., 90, passed away June 18, 2014.
He was born on April 24, 1924, in Columbia City.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Nellie Grey Meyers.
He will be missed by his surviving five children, Jeffrey, G. Meyers (Pam), Mary Margaret Meyers-Walker (Eugene); Nellie G. (Nela) Faddis (Tom); Roxanna Meyers (Stanley Mount); Monica Meyers; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many friends.
Zula Faye Owens, 75 of Claypool, Indiana passed away at 3:36 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in her residence after a long battle with cancer.
She was born June 9, 1939, in Brethitti County, Kentucky to Weldon and Edith (Burton) Minnix.
After moving her at the age of 16, she met the love of her life, Edward Owens. They were married Dec. 7, 1957, in Roanoke. He preceded her in death April 12, 2012.
Elizabeth M. Mallock, 93, of South Whitley, died at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Parkview Huntington Hospital. She had been a resident at Norwood Nursing Center since November 2009.
She was born May 31, 1921, in Laketon, a daughter of James Esta and Golda (Rutledge) Price. Her formative years were spent in Laketon. She completed her education at Laketon High School.
On May 27, 1949, she was united in marriage to Rodney N. Mallock. With the exception of five years in Leesburg, Fla. from 1985 until 1990, they made their home in South Whitley. Mr. Mallock died Feb. 12, 2004.
Joan L. (Schrader) Stayer, 84, of Lafayette, passed away at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, June 22, 2014, at St. Anthony Healthcare Center.
Born Oct. 28, 1929, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of the late Forrest and Margaret (Stigman) Schrader.
Joan was raised in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City High School and went on to graduate from Indiana Business College.
Larry D. Klein, 80, of Tri Lakes, died peacefully at his home at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, June 22, 2014. He had been in failing health.
He was born Jan. 14, 1934, in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Albert V. and Margaret Irene (Strebig) Klein.
He spent his formative years in Fort Wayne where he attended St. Patrickâ€™s Elementary and then graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1951. He attended the Purdue University extension in Fort Wayne.
On July 29, 1952, he entered the U.S. Air Force serving in Europe. He was honorably discharged June 29, 1956.
Rev. Bill C. Stephens, 70, of Sidney, went home to be with the Lord at 6:45 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014.
He was born Nov. 24, 1943, in Hueysville, Ky., to Dave & Mary (Slone) Stephens. On Oct. 19, 1968, he married Joyce Parks. He was a pastor with Pentecostal Church of God for 40 or more years and worked at G.E., Fort Wayne, for 31 years. He retired in 1997. He was a member of Sweetwater Assembly of God, North Manchester.