Marilyn R. Smith

Gentle, gracious, and nurturing are just a few of the words that come to mind when reflecting on the life of Marilyn Smith. She was a hardworking woman who wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty while keeping busy both in and outside her home as well as … Read More

Tracy Feilding Faulkner

Tracy Feilding Faulkner, 48, of Montpelier, Va., went home to be with the Lord on March 14, 2015. Tracy, with new legs, is now walking with his Savior Jesus Christ. He is survived by his mother: Vicki Bruce (Danny); his father: Devon Faulkner; sister: Vonda Faulkner Fox (Mark); … Read More

Edith I. Cayot

Edith Irene Cayot, 91, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:06 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at The Towne House in Fort Wayne.  Born on Feb. 4, 1924 in Washington Township of Whitley County, she was the daughter of Aloysius J. and Rosa (Eker) Nix. She was raised in … Read More

Donald Raymond Walker

Donald Raymond Walker, Sr., 87, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015, at his Churubusco home after a brief illness. He was born on November 17, 1927 in Churubusco, the son of Lloyd Votaw and Nellie Mabel (Jones) Walker. Donald spent his childhood in Churubusco and … Read More

Janice K. Kimpel

Janice K. Kimpel, age 66, of Columbia City, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.  Born on Jan. 9, 1949, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Julius Zumbrun and Alice (Debolt) Zumbrun. Janice, “Janie” as she was known, spent all of … Read More

Terry L. Goodrich

Terry L. Goodrich, 74, of South Whitley, passed away at 2:08 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at his home. He was born Feb. 10, 1941, in Granville, Ohio, a son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Bonnett) Goodrich. His formative years were spent in Granville. The family later … Read More

Betty J. Anderson

Betty J. Anderson, 92, formerly of South Whitley, died at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at Peabody Home in North Manchester where she became a resident Dec. 7, 2013. She was born July 17, 1922 in Sturgis, Mich., a daughter of Sylvan R. and Ethel Mae (Edgett) … Read More

Alice H. McQueen

Alice H. McQueen, 88, of South Whitley, passed away at 5:06 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at her residence. Born on Sept. 10, 1926, in Cambria, Wis., she was the daughter of William Hayden and Margaret (Jones) Hughes. Alice attended Fall River High School in Fall River, … Read More

Edith Fay Walker

Edith Fay Walker, 93, of South Whitley, died at 9:54 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in the emergency room of Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. She was born Dec. 9, 1921, in Whitley County, a daughter of Archie and Maggie (Egolf) Coverstone. Her formative years were spent in … Read More

Carolyn Ann Stidham

Carolyn Ann Stidham

Carolyn Ann Stidham, 65, of Columbia City, died unexpectedly of natural causes at 3:55 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. She was born Jan. 12, 1949, in Warsaw, a daughter of Roy Elmer and Ruth Joan (Brower) Combs. She graduated from South Whitley High School and Patricia Stevens Air … Read More

William B. ‘Willis’ Sizemore

William B. ‘Willis’ Sizemore, 58, a former resident of South Whitley, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at his sister’s home in Wabash County. William “Wills” was born in Prestonsburg, Ky., on Dec. 31, 1955, to Henry and Bess (Hubbard) Sizemore. His formative years were … Read More

Elizabeth L. McManama

Elizabeth L. McManama, 94, a former resident of the Larwill and South Whitley communities, died at 10 am Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in The Oaks. She was born in Washington, Township, Whitley County, a daughter of Gilbert and Bessie Enos Sickafoose. Her formative years were spent on the … Read More

Cynthia (Michael) Yensel

Cynthia (Michael) Yensel, 61, of London, Ohio, passed away Nov. 17, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 8, 1953, in Wabash. Cindy was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. Cindy worked as a nurse in Children’s Hospitals … Read More