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September 29th, 2014

L. DeWayne Gable, 80

September 29, 2014

July 25, 1934 — Sept. 27, 2014
L. DeWayne Gable, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home.
He was born July 25, 1934 in Whitley County, a son of the late Delmar and Ethel (Miller) Gable.
His formative years were spent in the South Whitley area. He graduated from South Whitley High School.
On March 17, 1956 he was united in marriage to Shirley O. McGrath. They made their home at Gable Acres in rural South Whitley.
In 1957, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to his farm in rural South Whitley.

September 25th

Roger D. Geiger, 87

September 25, 2014

Roger D. Geiger, 87, of Albion, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City.
Born March 11, 1927, in Noble County, he was the son of Harold and Treva (Ritter) Geiger.
He attended Wolf Lake Schools. He worked at Liberty Coach in Syracuse and retired from International Harvester in Fort Wayne. He was also a lifetime farmer and drove school bus for Wolf Lake.
After the loss of his first wife, Roger married Joan Fruchey Nov. 30, 1999, at West Point Church, where he also had attended.

September 24th

Barbara VanWey, 69

September 24, 2014

Sept. 20, 1945 — Sept. 20, 2014
Barbara J. VanWey, 69, of South Whitley, passed away peacefully at her home at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. She had been in failing health.
She was born Sept. 20, 1945, in Logansport, a daughter of the late Von and Francis (McWhinney) Anderson.
Her formative years were spent in Rochester and Warsaw. She graduated from Warsaw High School in 1964. She then completed flight attendant school.
On June 26, 1965, she was united in marriage to James Van Wey. They have always made their home in South Whitley.

Robert Watson, 83

September 24, 2014

Dec. 30, 1930 — Sept. 23, 2014
Robert Lee Watson, 83, died at 7:43 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, where he had been a resident since June.
He was born Dec. 30, 1930, in Wells County, a son of William Henry and Constance (Moore) Watson.
He spent his formative years in Etna Troy Township and attended Larwill High School.
He served with the U.S. Army in the Korean War and fought in the Battle of Pusan.

Emanuel Geiger, 102

September 24, 2014

Jan. 16, 1912 — Sept. 22, 2014
Emanuel “Snick” N. Geiger, 102, of Churubusco, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at his home in Churubusco.
Mr. Geiger was born Jan. 16, 1912, in Rome City, a son of Emanuel A. and Matilda (McCoy) Geiger. He spent his formative years in Churubusco.
On April 17, 1929, he was married in Churubusco to Mabel Marie Cotton.
He was a long time Smith Township farmer, also drove school bus, and was an antique dealer.
Mr. Geiger attended Blue River Church of the Brethren and taught Sunday school at the United Brethren Church.

Gloria Oldt, 87

September 24, 2014

May 17, 1927 — Sept. 21, 2014
Gloria A. Oldt, 87 of South Whitley, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at The Oaks, Columbia City, where she had been a resident since 2012.
She was born May 17, 1927, in South Whitley, a daughter of the late Paul and Iva (Tschantz) Lehman.
Her formative years were spent in South Whitley and Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She graduated from South Whitley High School.

Carl Gipson, 74

September 24, 2014

Sept. 2, 1940 — Sept. 4, 2014
Carl Lee “Butch” Gipson, 74, of Rome City, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at 4:30 a.m. in his residence.
He had lived in Rome City for 13 years, coming from Alaska where he lived for 11 years. Prior to that, he resided in Columbia City. He was a graduate of Columbia City High School.
Mr. Gipson retired in 1989 after 30 years with Navistar in Fort Wayne. He worked as an engineer in the sheet metal department.
He was a member of Elks Lodge #1417 in Columbia City.

September 23rd

Barbara J. VanWey, 69

September 23, 2014

Barbara J. VanWey, 69, of South Whitley, passed away peacefully at her home at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014. She had been in failing health.

She was born September 20, 1945 in Logansport, Indiana a daughter of the late Von and Francis (McWhinney) Anderson. Her formative years were spent in Rochester and Warsaw. She graduated from Warsaw High School in 1964. She then completed flight attendant school.

On June 26, 1965 she was united in marriage to James Van Wey. They have always made their home in South Whitley.

Gloria A. Oldt, 87

September 23, 2014

Gloria A. Oldt, 87 of South Whitley, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2014 at The Oaks, Columbia City where she had been a resident since 2012.

She was born May 17, 1927 in South Whitley, Indiana a daughter of the late Paul and Iva (Tschantz) Lehman. Her formative years were spent in South Whitley and Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She graduated from South Whitley High School.

Lawrence Thomas, 59

September 23, 2014

April 18, 1955 — Sept. 21, 2014
Lawrence “Larry” Lee Thomas, 59, a resident of Richland Township, died at 7:48 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in the Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
He was born April 18, 1955, in Hartford City, a son of William Oscar and Shirley Darlene Mundorf Thomas.
At the age of nine, his family moved to the east side of Fort Wayne and he completed his education in the New Haven High School.
Larry, a truck driver for 36 years, drove for Consolidated Freightways for many years and was last employed by Regional Transport Service.

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