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

Charles Roscoe Lowrance, Jr.

Charles Roscoe Lowrance Jr., age 61, of Columbia City, Ind. passed away at 2:20 pm on Thursday April 6, 2017 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. Born on March 5, 1956 in Robinson, Illinois, he was the son of Charles Roscoe and RaDean (Matheney) Lowrance Sr. Charles attended Robinson High … Read More

Bernice E. Schrader

Bernice E. Schrader, 87, of rural Columbia City, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017 at Orchard Pointe in Kendallville where she became a resident last November. She was born August 6, 1929 in Union Township, Whitley County a daughter of Wilbert Lewis and Carrie (Rhoades) Worrick. … Read More

Clara Elizabeth Wiley

Clara Elizabeth Wiley, 81, South Whitley, and formerly of Louisville, Ill., died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the home of her son, where she had been residing since October 2015. She was born Jan. 12, 1936 in Granite City, Ill. a daughter of Clarence and … Read More


Charlotte Joyce Willson, 88, Columbia City passed away suddenly at 12:24 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 at her home. She was born on July 17, 1928 in Auburn, the daughter of Wilbur W. and Genevieve (Gloy) Hamman. She graduated from Ossian High School with the Class of 1946. … Read More


Maria L. Perez, 75, Columbia City, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born on July 20, 1941 in Coahuila, Mexico, she was the daughter of Rafael and Julia (Escalera) Martinez. On November 8, 1987 Maria married Lorenzo Perez in Columbia City. She was … Read More

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