Betty A. Simon

Betty A. Simon, 84, Larwill, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since June 2016. She was born Nov. 11, 1932 in Noble County, a daughter of Carroll Franklin and Goldie Arlene (Wood) Goldwood. Her formative years … Read More

Violet Scowden

Violet Scowden, of Columbia City, Indiana, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. Violet’s family includes her daughters, Jackie (John) Woodmansee, of Huntington and Sharon (Craig) Bickel, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; brother, Roy Bess, of St. Louis, … Read More

David E. Lotter

  David E. Lotter, 59, of Churubusco, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic after being diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension and having an allergic reaction to the steroids. Survivors include his wife, Kate Lotter; children, Abby Marie (Mike) Weber, of Churubusco and … Read More

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