Helen Watkins

Helen Watkins, 92, rural South Whitley, died at 7:55 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Peabody Home, North Manchester where she had been a resident since May 2016. She was born Aug. 8, 1924 in Breathitt County, Ky. a daughter of Bennie and Martha (Noble) Clemons. Her formative … Read More

Mary M. Hooker-Kessel

Mary M. Hooker-Kessel, 90, formerly of Terre Haute, died at 11:02 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Miller’s Oak Pointe, Columbia City where she had been a resident since December 2014. She was born June 3, 1926 in Ferguson Hill, a daughter of the late Morgan and Fern (Hash) Simmons. … Read More

Mary Ann Loe

Mary Ann Loe, 83, rural Columbia City, died Monday morning, Feb. 20, 2017 at her home. She was born Dec. 8, 1933 in Whitley County, a daughter of the late John and Vivian (Roth) Gillespie. Her formative years were spent in Columbia Township where she attended elementary school. … Read More

Jeanette Bills

Jeanette Bills, 83, Columbia City, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 14, 2017 at Oak Pointe. She was born Feb. 12, 1934 in Whitley County, a daughter of Valmont and Beryl (Weeks) Fry. Her formative years were spent in Columbia City where she attended McClellan School. As a teenager, her … Read More

James Laughlin Johnston

James Laughlin Johnston, 93, Columbia City, died at 5:10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 at Miller’s Oak Pointe, after a brief illness. He was born March 22, 1923 in Whitley County, son of the late Homer P. and Ethel (Hill) Johnston. His formative years were spent in Thorncreek … Read More

Infant Everett Rhys Brineman

Infant Everett Rhys Brineman, was delivered weighing 3 pounds, 10 ounces at 16 ½” tall at 10:20 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City. He is survived by a loving family including his parents, Roger Brineman, of Fort Wayne and Cameron Garza, … Read More

Vivian L. Keirn

Vivian L. Keirn, 89, Columbia City, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since October 2016. She was born Oct. 7, 1927 near Pierceton in Kosciusko County, Indiana a daughter of Elmer Marion and Jessie D. (Circle) … Read More

Joann T. Hinen

Joann T. Hinen, 76, Columbia City, passed away at 4:31 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at her home. Born July 6, 1940 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of John A. and J. Theresa (McAleavey) Mertes. She graduated from Central Catholic High School with the Class of 1958 and … Read More

Donna Mae Sheldon

  Donna Mae Sheldon, age 94,Churubusco, passed away on Jan. 21, 2017 at her family farm. Born in Allen County on May 18, 1922, a daughter of George And Emma (Glaw) Wappes, she spent her formative years in Allen County and graduated from Huntertown High School in 1940. … Read More