Mary Cathaleen Hemminger

Mary Cathaleen “Cathie” Hemminger, 92, went to be with the Lord on April 26, 2017 at her home in Bremen. Cathie was born Oct. 18, 1924 in Columbia City to the late Lewis and Viola (Bechtold) Rouch. On June 29, 1947, she married Howell “Holly” Hemminger. She and … Read More

Don ‘Andy’ Goodson

Don “Andy” Goodson, 78, Columbia City, passed away at 2:34 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his home. Born Dec. 20, 1938 in Owensville, he was the son of James A. and Esther M.  (Mounts) Goodson. He graduated from Anderson High School with the Class of 1957 and … Read More

Suzanne Francis DeFay

Suzanne Francis DeFay, 85, Columbia City, and formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away at 8:50 a.m. Friday April 21, at her residence. Born on March 8, 1932, in Lafayette, she was the daughter of Thomas Vern and Evangeline Francis (Clark) Sherrier. Suzanne attended and graduated from Jefferson High … Read More

Jordan Rice

Jordan Rice, 19, Fort Wayne and formerly of Columbia City, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017. Born Jan. 6, 1998 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Jimmie Rice and Rena Gerber. Jordan attended Indian Springs and Maple Creek Middle School. She played softball while attending Columbia … Read More

Norma F. Parker Curless

Norma F. Parker Curless, 94, Columbia City, died at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since March. She was born April 17, 1922, in Elwood, a daughter of John Alvia and Edna Ruth (Hartin) Hurst. Her formative years were … Read More

Roseanna Miller

Roseanna Miller, 66, Columbia City, died at 4:26 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at Renaissance Village where she had been a resident since March 24. She was born Aug. 8, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo., a daughter of John F. and Shirley J. (Foster) McCord. Her formative years were … Read More


W. Leone Gross, 91, Churubusco, and widow of Gerald L. Gross, passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages, Pine Valley. Mrs. Gross was born Jan. 15, 1926 in Churubusco, the only child of Everence and Mabel (Green) Bonar, and graduated from … Read More

Burneida May Hodson-UPDATED

Burneida May Hodson, 95, Columbia City, passed away Wednesday, April 12, at Miller’s at Oak Pointe. Born Feb.17, 1922, in Jefferson Township, she was the daughter of Albert F. and Ruth (Gardner) Loutzenhiser. She graduated Jefferson Center High School class of 1940 and attended Warner’s Beauty College and … Read More

Janet J. Karst

Janet J. Karst, 81, of Huntington, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 8:17 a.m. at Visiting Nurse & Hospice, Fort Wayne.             Mrs. Karst was born on Aug. 9, 1935, in Huntington to Virgil and Chella (Howenstine) Juillerat. Her parents preceded … Read More

Roberta A. Rupley

Roberta A. “Bert” Rupley, 84, South Whitley, died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. She was born June 8, 1932 in Huntington, the daughter of Mahlon and Josie (Cloud) Hullinger. She graduated from Huntington High School. On Nov. 26, 1953 she … Read More

Burneida May Hodson — PENDING

Burneida May Hodson, 95, Columbia City, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Miller’s at Oak Pointe, Columbia City.  Arrangements are pending at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, IN.

Marcus Allen Wolfe

Marcus Allen Wolfe, 19, South Whitley, was found Saturday, April 8, 2017, after being missing on July 25, 2016. Born Nov. 30, 1996 in Columbia City, he was the son of Larry Gene Wolfe and Tammy Lynn (Grandstaff) Wolfe. He graduated from Columbia City High School with the … Read More

Wanda Louise Pettigrew Beeching

Wanda Louise (Grable) Pettigrew Beeching, 93, of Columbia City, Ind., passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Sycamore Village, Fort Wayne. Born July 15, 1923 in Thorncreek Township, she was the daughter of Heber G. and Nina L. (Konkle) Grable. She was raised in Whitley County and attended … Read More