Archive - Obituary
March 25th, 2013
Onita Jean McSurley, 84, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 6:10 a.m. at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Onita was born Sept. 3, 1928, in Dwale, Ky. to Jack and Emma (Ellis) Osborne. She and Loni McSurley were married Jan. 21, 1946, in Prestonsburg, Ky.
However, Onita lived most of her life in Kosciusko County. She was a packer for R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co. for 23 years before retiring in 1990.
Darrell Eugene Leap, 92, of Columbia City, passed away March 21, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born Aug. 18, 1920, in Cicero, he was the son of Lester and Nellie (Newby) Leap.
He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. On Oct. 5, 1939, he married, Geneva Sylvester in Greenfield. He was the owner of Leap Excavating and lived in North Webster from 1952-1968, Knapp Lake from 1968-2004 and has lived in Columbia City since 2004.
Betty L. Hodges, 89, a resident of rural South Whitley, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday March 21, 2013, at the home of her daughter. She had been in failing health.
She was born May 10, 1923, in Carroll County, a daughter of the late Leo F. and Axie E. (Cross) Landis.
Her formative years were spent in north central Indiana. She graduated from Larwill High School in 1941.
On June 1, 1941, she was united in marriage to George E. Hodges. They made their home in on a farm in rural South Whitley. Mr. Hodges died Nov. 27, 1995.
Carl W DeYoung, 84, formerly of Corunna, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, at his home in Waterloo.
He was born Feb. 11, 1929, in Crystal, Mich. His parents were George and Dorothy (Doyle) DeYoung and he was raised by William and Pearl Thompson.
Carl was a graduate of Ashley High School, a U.S. Army Reservist, former Waterloo Volunteer Fireman and a member of Corunna Church of Christ. He loved to golf, bowl, fish and was a big IU basketball fan.
He worked for Indiana Decorative, Charleston Metal and Kitchen Quip of Waterloo before retiring in 1979.
Bernetta Seifert Welling, 74, departed this life to be present with Christ (II Corinthians 5:8) Monday, March 18, 2013, at 7:17 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne where she was admitted Tuesday, March 12.
She was born Nov. 2, 1938, near Wind Ridge, Pa. to Charles and Dorothy (Hartley) Seifert and raised by her grandparents, Wilford and Louella Hartley. Her formative years were spent in Greene County, Pa., graduating from West Greene High School, Rogersville, Pa.
Phil L. Glassley, 93, of Columbia City, and formerly of South Whitley, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at The Oaks, Columbia City.
Born on Aug. 23, 1919 in South Whitley, he was the son of Russell and Winifred (Shriver) Glassley. He graduated from South Whitley High School in 1937. He married Eulah Mae Hornaday July 4, 1939. She passed away April 19, 1973.
He married Peggy L. (Rex) Glassley Oct. 13, 1973. They lived in South Whitley until 1980 when they moved to Tri-Lakes. In 1998 they moved to their present home in Columbia City. Peggy passed away Dec. 2, 2012.
Phyllis J. Monesmith, 76, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
Born in LaGrange County, Phyllis worked with Dana Corporation in Churubusco for 29 years, retiring in 1997. Her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her number one priority. She loved antique collecting and old-time county music.
Leon Braden Alter, 105, of North Manchester, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at Timbercrest where he had been a resident since 1984.
He was born Feb. 24, 1908, in Forest, a son of Leander Clinton and Anna Grace (Braden) Alter. He graduated from Forest High School in 1927, and Purdue University in 1933, with a degree in agriculture education.
Richard Roscoe Hatton, 54, a lifelong resident of Bear Lake, died at 8:50 a.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at his home.
He was born Feb. 1, 1959, in Fort Wayne. He graduated from Central Noble High School in 1978.
He was employed for more than 20 years at Dexter Axle.
His lifetime memberships included North America Hunting Club and North American Fishing Club.
Dallas Leon â€śBudâ€ť Shively, 85, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday morning, March 17, 2013.
Bud was born June 17, 1927, on the family farm in Thorncreek Township, to Murry and Eva (Strouse) Shively. A 1945 graduate of Wolf Lake High School, he was a member of the 1941-42 Wolf Lake semi-state finals basketball team.
On Dec. 9, 1950, he was united in marriage to June J. (Rarick) in the Wolf Lake Baptist Church. She survives.