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September 2nd, 2014

Ada Wood, 89

September 2, 2014

Jan. 9, 1935 — Aug. 29, 2014
Ada R. Wood, 79, of Columbia City, passed away 5:07 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at her residence.
Born Jan. 9, 1935, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Ora William and Bessie E. (Zolman) Dowell.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1953 and then attended Parkview Methodist School of Nursing, where she graduated with the Class of 1956.
Ada married Jim Wood Sept. 8, 1956 in Columbia City.
She was a member of Mission Church, Fort Wayne, and Delta Theta Tau member-at-large. Ada also enjoyed reading in her free time.

Raymond G. Shoda

September 2, 2014

Oct. 14, 1939 — Aug. 28, 2014
Raymond G. Shoda, 74, of Perrysburg, Ohio and formerly of Columbia City, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee, Ohio.
Born Oct. 14, 1939, in Columbia City, he was the son of William R. (Ben) and Edith Irene (Gay) Shoda.
He graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1957.
Raymond proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1965.
He spent his lifetime in Columbia City until 2003 when he moved to Perrysburg, Ohio.

August 29th

Billy Horn, 77

August 29, 2014

Aug. 10, 1937 — Aug. 24, 2014
Billy D. Horn, 77, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at 7:05 a.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Billy was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Mentone, to Dwayne and Maxine (Wideman) Horn.
He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Billy took Patricia A. Fancil to be his wife. She would precede him in death.
In 1987 he retired from Gladieux Refinery, in New Haven, as a diesel mechanic after 27 years of service.

August 28th

Lavonne Galway, 89

August 28, 2014

March 4, 1928 — Aug. 26, 2014
Lavonne Irene Hobbs Galway, 86, of Columbia City, passed away peacefully of kidney failure at 7:21 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
Born on March 4, 1928, in Grant County, she was the daughter of Noble D. and Dorothy O. (Long) Hobbs.
She had lived in Columbia City since 2001. Prior to her move, the majority of her life was spent in Marion.
She graduated from Marion High School with the Class of 1946 and Marion Business College where she studied business.

Robert Rucker, 84

August 28, 2014

July 26, 1930 — Aug. 26, 2014
Robert H. Rucker, 84, formerly of rural Columbia City, died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, where he was transported Sunday from Markle Health & Rehab.
He was born July 26, 1930, in Champagne County, Ohio, a son of William E. and Josephine (Hart) Rucker. His formative years were spent in Ironton and Springfield, Ohio.
He served in the U.S. Army from Aug. 12, 1951, until Aug. 1, 1953, serving during the Korean War.
On April 5, 1968, he was united in marriage to Sharon L. Braddock. They made their home in Whitley County.

August 27th

William Clark, 64

August 27, 2014

Oct. 5, 1949 — Aug. 25, 2014
William Howard Clark, 64, of Larwill, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at 11:46 p.m. in his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 5, 1949, in Lynch, Ky. to Oscar Howard and Grace Ellen (Cody) Clark.
He was united in marriage to Shirley (Wyland) Dec. 21, 1974, in Pierceton. He was retired in 2001. He attended the Larwill Wesleyan Church of Larwill.
He enjoyed lawn care and mowing, working on automobiles, spending time with his family and helping others, be it home or auto repair or offering guidance. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Billy Horn, 77

August 27, 2014

Nov. 17, 1924 — Aug. 24, 2014
Billy D. Horn, 77, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at 7:05 a.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Billy was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Mentone, to Dwayne and Maxine (Wideman) Horn.
He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Billy took Patricia A. Fancil to be his wife. She would precede him in death.
In 1987 he retired from Gladieux Refinery, in New Haven, as a diesel mechanic after 27 years of service.

August 26th

Michael Thiele, 63

August 26, 2014

Michael W. Thiele , 63, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, Michael was an Independent Insurance Agent for 10 years, retiring in 2013.
He was a member of Aboite Lutheran Church and enjoyed fishing and spending time with friends and family.

August 25th

Alice D. Ogg Fernbaugh, 101

August 25, 2014

Alice D. Ogg Fernbaugh, 101, of Columbia City, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since Jan. 2009.
She was born Aug. 28, 1912, in Allen County, a daughter of Clement and Maleva (Ambrose) Ritenour. After completing her education at Arcola High School, she moved to Fort Wayne.
She married Luther Ogg and they made their home in Fort Wayne. Mr. Ogg died in 1968.
On Nov. 22, 1973, she married Carl W. Fernbaugh. They made their home in South Bend until 1984, when they moved to Whitley County. Mr. Fernbaugh died in 1989.

August 22nd

Steve Shepherd Jr., 46

August 22, 2014

Nov. 15, 1967 — Aug. 21, 2014
Steve Shepherd Jr., 46, of rural Columbia City, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.
He was born Nov. 15, 1967 in Floyd County, Ky., a son of Steve and Betty (Patrick) Shepherd. At the age of five, his family moved to Alger, Ohio.
On July 29, 1984, he was united in marriage to Christy L. Garver. They made their home in Ada, Ohio until 1996, when they moved to Dunkirk, Ohio. In 2008, they moved to Big Lake, north of Columbia City, moving into Columbia City for a short time before returning to the Big Lake area last December.

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