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February 21st, 2014

Infant Wyatt Glenn McKinley

February 21, 2014

Infant Wyatt Glenn McKinley, of Columbia City, was sent up to Heaven Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
He was delivered at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Wyatt is survived by his loving parents, Robert E. McKinley and Sara D. Gutierrez. They both reside in Columbia City.

Bernard “Bernie” George Reust, 87

February 21, 2014

Bernard “Bernie” George Reust, 87 of Huntington went to be with the Lord Feb. 16, 2014, at the University of Arizona Medical Center/Kino Hospital in Tucson, Ariz.
He left school to serve his country in the U.S. Army and received the Bronze Star while serving in World War II in the Battle of the Bulge under General Patton. He was wounded in the Korean War and received a Purple Heart.
He was a member of the SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church and was a former member of the Parish Council. He was a former member of the Saint Catherine Catholic Church in Columbia City.

Mary Londt, 65

February 21, 2014

Mary “Jane” Londt, 65, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.
Born in Celina, Ohio, Jane graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Celina, Ohio and St. Rita’s School of Nursing in Lima, Ohio.
Jane was a registered nurse for McCray and Parkview Noble Hospitals for 32 years, retiring in 2010, and also co-owned CPR+ since 1989.

Merle Stienbarger, 91

February 21, 2014

Merle F. Stienbarger, 91, of Churubusco, passed away at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at home in Churubusco.
Mr. Stienbarger was born June 6, 1922, in Brimfield, a son of Walter Samuel and Geneva (Cler) Stienbarger.
He spent his formative years in Allen County, and graduated from Huntertown High School.
On Jan. 15, 1941, he was married in Columbia City to Eunice Willene Jones, and moved to his present farm in Eel River Township in 1954.
He was a lifelong Eel River Township farmer, was employed as an independent contractor, and also worked at McCoy Lumber.

Arthur Parry Jr.,90

February 21, 2014

Arthur W. Parry Jr., 90, of Fort Wayne passed away Feb. 5, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at his home.
He was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Fort Wayne. He graduated from South Side High School and earned his B.A. from DePauw University and attended Indiana University studying journalism and law.

February 20th

Ronald Shoemaker, 59

February 20, 2014

Ronald L. Shoemaker, 59, of Columbia City, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Born Jan. 18, 1955, Ron was the son of Harold “Bud” Shoemaker and Sandra (Moore) Dujardin.
He was raised in Osceola and graduated from Penn High School with the Class of 1973. In 1985, Ron moved to Columbia City.

February 19th

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Plew, 68

February 19, 2014

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Plew, 68, of North Webster, passed away at 8:01 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at her home after a two-year battle with cancer.
She grew up in Delphos, Ohio, and was the daughter of Hubert J. and Catherine (Stallkamp) Burger and graduated from St. John High School.
On May 21, 1993, in Warsaw, she married Thomas R. “Tom” Plew who survives and moved to the North Webster area from Fort Wayne.

February 18th

Ruby Hite, 95

February 18, 2014

Ruby Mae Hite, 95, of Columbia City and formerly of Huntington, passed away Friday Feb. 14, 2014, at 10:10 p.m. at her son’s home in Waynesboro, Tenn. She was a homemaker.
Ruby was born March 1, 1918, in Wabash, the daughter of Horace and Sarah Fay (Shultz) Winkler.
On Sept. 19, 1936, she married Elmer Gayle Hite in Plymouth and he passed away Jan. 28, 1991.

Gladys Gerding, 71

February 18, 2014

Gladys Juanita Gerding, 71, of Larwill, passed away at 6:40 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
She was born Sept. 23, 1942, in Summerset, Ky. and was the daughter of Goldie and Louella (Parsons) Bell.
She grew up in Union City and was married Nov. 12, 1972, in Marion, Ky. to Donald Gerding.
She was employed as an assembler for Maple Leaf Farms for 13 years. She enjoyed knitting blankets.

Donald Worley, 74

February 18, 2014

Donald R. Worley, 74, of South Whitley passed away at 11:42 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
He was born on March 17, 1939 in Illinois. He was the son of Marion and Viola (Andre) Worley. He graduated from Atwood High School with the Class of 1957.
He served with U.S. Army for two years and 11 months. He married Wanda Lee Brunner March 1, 1966, in Warsaw.
Don worked at Dana Corporation, Syracuse for 17 years in the Transmission Department.

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