Archive - Obituary
January 24th, 2014
Beverly J. Whiting, 80, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:52 am Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor in Columbia City. Born Aug. 23, 1933, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of Lester G. and Helen Lewellyn.
She graduated from Knox High School and Sept. 15, 1950, she married Raymond E. Whiting.
In 1968, she and Ray moved to LaGrange before moving to Columbia City in June of 1973. She had worked at the LaGrange and Whitley County Courthouses and the Whitley County License Branch. She had been a member of the Professional Business Women in LaGrange.
Mary Rosalind (Beeson) Kinney, 82, of Brownsburg, passed away Jan. 21, 2014.
She had been a teacher and elementary school administrator, serving schools in Springfield, Ohio, Cass County, Elkhart, and finally retiring from Danville Schools in 1988.
She received her education at Columbia City High School, Manchester College (BA) and Butler University (MS). She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Brownsburg.
Her husband of 47 years, Rev. Dr. Keith L. Kinney preceded her in death.
Gladys E. Gamble, 82, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:32 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Harbour Assisted Living of Ft. Wayne.
Born Feb. 2, 1931, in Jefferson Township, she was the daughter of Lee and Eva (Snepp) Walker.
She graduated from Washington Center High School with the Class of 1949. On Dec. 5, 1950, she married Dale J. Gamble.
She retired from Whitley Consolidated Schools as a cook with 30 years of service. She is a member of First Church of God.
Randall W. â€śRandyâ€ť Scott passed away Jan. 10, 2014, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor in Columbia City, after a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 12, 1953, in Paoli, a son to Cody W. and Lillian M. Kesterson Scott.
He moved to Larwill in 1973, and later moved to Ohio where he worked for Carpenters Amusement.
He was a member of the U.S. National Guard. He enjoyed Nascar, football, action movies, country music, camping and spending time with his family.
Marjorie J. Saffer, 89, formerly of Columbia City, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Hamilton House in Fort Wayne where she had been a resident since January 2010.
She was born Nov. 17, 1924, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Leon B. and Blanche V. (Layman) Williams. Her formative years were spent in Fort Wayne. She graduated from South Side High School.
The time of remembrance for Larry Heeter, 69, has been set for today at South Whitley-Cleveland Township Fire Department beginning at 4 p.m.
Mr. Heeter died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Arrangements are by Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley.
Edna Mae DePoy, 86, passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her at 8:26 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Columbia City the daughter of Lee and Eva (Snepp) Walker, Sr.
Edna attended Columbia City High School, and she was a Whitley County resident most of her lifetime, except for a brief period when she lived in New Haven for five years.
Dorothy E. Bumgardner, 86, of South Whitley, died at 1:18 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Grey Stone Health & Rehabilitation where she had admitted Dec. 23.
She was born June 28, 1927, in Allen County, a daughter of J.F. and Marie (Stairhime) Borcherding.
Her formative years were spent on a farm in Allen County. She graduated from Monroeville High School and completed her education at International Business College.
Sarah Beth Richards, beloved daughter of Joe and Heather (Bills) Richards of Columbia City, passed into the arms of Jesus Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
She was born at 5:53 p.m. at Dupont Hospital and lived 41 precious minutes.
Catherine S. Tulley, 52, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:38 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Mrs. Tulley was born June 17, 1961, in Columbia City, a daughter of Larry L. and Bonnie (Cox) Burns.
The surviving relatives include a son, twin daughters, two brothers, sister and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, with Pastor Brad Fredrickson, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, or one hour prior to the service.