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July 30,1929 â€” July 11, 2014
Ellen J. Oliver, 84, a lifelong Whitley County resident, died at 4:48 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, where she was admitted earlier in the day.
She was born July 30, 1929, in Whitley County, a daughter of Paul and Edna (Souder) Anderson. She completed her education at Columbia City High School.
On March 20, 1928, she was united in marriage to Homer W. Oliver. Mr. Oliver died Jan. 28, 2002.
She was employed at Blue Bell.
Surviving relatives include three daughters, Penny A. (Phil) Valjack, Nadean Baller and Cathy Ball, all of Columbia City; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Oliver; and a grandson.
There will be no public visitation or service. Private burial will take place at Union Township Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuner