Shirley M. Miller

Shirley M. Miller, 79, of Columbia City, died at 11:32 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born Sept. 13, 1937 in Stroh, Ind. a daughter of William M. and Frankie L. (Caskey) Hughes. As a young girl, her family moved … Read More

Isaac Charles Robert Crow

Isaac Charles Robert Crow, 27, Syracuse, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at Goshen Hospital in Goshen. He was born on March 25, 1989 in Columbia City to Jay D. and Carol (Blair) Crow. He grew up in Columbia City, graduated in 2007 from Columbia … Read More

Janet A Thompson — UPDATED

Janet A Thompson, 67, of South Whitley, Ind., passed away at 1:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at her home surrounded by family. Born Jan. 3, 1949 in Warsaw, she was the daughter of William Harrison and Wilma Marie (Fear) Warren. She graduated from Warsaw High School with … Read More

Helen V. Yoder — UPDATED

Helen V. Yoder, 96, Columbia City, passed away at 12:26 p.m. Saturday Dec. 24, 2016 at Renaissance Village, Fort Wayne. Born on Aug. 9, 1920 in Kendallville, she was the daughter of Arthur E.  and Dissie L. (Hill) Huff. On Oct. 26, 1946 Helen married Hobart E. Yoder … Read More

Joseph M. Wolter

Joseph M. Wolter, 47, former English teacher at Homestead High School, died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home in Jefferson Township, Whitley County, at 10:54 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21. He was born Feb. 27, 1969 in Syracuse, N.Y., a son of Joseph A. and Christine (Nykamp) Wolter. He … Read More

Marcella Travelbee

Marcella Travelbee, Columbia City, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 14, 2016 at her home. She was born March 28, 1923 in South Bend, a daughter of Glen Aaron and Mary Helen (Shaffer) Arnold. Her formative years were spent in Kosciusko County and South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley … Read More

George V. Kilgore

George V. Kilgore, Columbia City, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 at his home. He was born April 24, 1948 in Millstone, Ky. to  Charles K. and Lula (Baker) Kilgore. As a young boy, his family moved to Columbia City from Kentucky. He completed his education … Read More

Sue Ann Knote

Sue Ann Knote, 80, rural South Whitley, died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at the Hospice Home in Fort Wayne where she had been wonderfully taken care of for a day. She was born May 27, 1936 in Huntington County, a daughter of Dane and Rena (Fairchild) Knote. … Read More

Robert L. Shoda

Robert L. Shoda, 78, Columbia City, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 13, 2016 at his home. Born Feb. 14, 1938 in Whitley County, he was the son of Robert Lewis and Rowena (Wolfe) Shoda. Bob played basketball for Coesse High School and graduated in 1957. On Jan. 5, … Read More

Stephen B. ‘Diff’ Diffendarfer— UPDATED

Stephen B. “Diff” Diffendarfer, 69, Leesburg, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at Mason Health & Rehab in Warsaw. He was born May 11, 1947 in Wolf Lake to David B. and Garnet E. (Walker) Diffendarfer. He grew up in Columbia City, graduated in 1965 … Read More

Elaine J. Hochstetler

Elaine J. Hochstetler, 68, rural Columbia City, died at 4:27 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born March 9, 1948 in Wolf Lake, a daughter of Malcolm and Elizabeth (Randall) Baker. Her formative years were spent in Kimmell and Wolf Lake areas. … Read More