Archive - Obituary
July 7th, 2014
Ollie M. Shank, 86, a resident of rural Churubusco and wife of Wilbur L. Shank, passed away at 9:05 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She had been in declining health since Oct.
Born in Clinch County, Georgia, she was the ninth child born of 13 to William and Emma (Riberon) Chauncey. As a teenager she worked in a shoe factory in Waycross, Ga. and then moved to Jacksonville where she found employment in a cigar factory.
Infant Gracelynn Elizabeth Moyer, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born at 7:34 p.m. July 4, 2014, she was the daughter of Tanner Moyer and Annetta Lengacher.
Additional survivors are her paternal grandparents, Tim and Diana Moyer of South Whitley; maternal grandparents, Melvin and Ruby Lengacher; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The funeral service will be private. Burial will be at South Whitley Cemetery.
Joe E. Williams, 64, passed away Friday at Cameron Memorial Hospital in Angola. Joe was born in Wynn, Ark., Nov. 14, 1949.
Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Margie Williams of Fort Wayne a brother, a sister-in-law, two nieces, two nephews and beloved cats.
A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday at D. O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road with calling two hours prior.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Allen County SPCA 4914 Hanna Street Fort Wayne, IN 46806.
Feb. 28, 1926 â€” July 3, 2014
Thomas Ray Wolfe, 88, of Columbia City, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Millers Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a resident since May.
He was born Feb. 28, 1926, in Whitley County, a son of the late Ray and Elvirta A. (Buckles) Wolfe.
He spent his formative years in Washington Township. The family moved to the Wolf Lake area where he graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1944. He continued his education at Purdue University receiving a bachelorâ€™s in Engineering in 1949.
J. Hal Stump, 77, passed away July 1, 2014, at Select Service Hospital in Fort Wayne after a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 9, 1936, in Noble County to James and Gladys (Stults) Stump. On April 8, 1955, he married Bonita Bender.
Hal attended grade school at Washington Center and graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1954.
Hal spent his entire adult life dairy and grain farming.
He was a 10 year 4-H member, as were his children and grandchildren. Hal has been a 4-H leader for the past 55 years in Washington Township.
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.