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Gregory Taylor PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 May 2011 12:54


Fort Wayne – Gregory D. Taylor, 49, passed away 10:48 a.m. May 29, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital, after a brief illness.
Mr. Taylor was born to David V. & Joan (Marquart) Taylor on April 30, 1962, in Fort Wayne, where he spent his formative years. He married Robin (Perry) May 16, 2011. He worked for YRC Glen Moore as a Driver.
Mr. Taylor enjoyed working on cars, a 1978 corvett was his latest. He liked making music on his guitar and watching his Green Bay Packers.
Surviving include his parents; wife, Robin (Perry); daughters, Diana (Donald) Rinehart of Fort Wayne, Amber Rae DeRaps of Fort Wayne;  stepson, Doug Petitt of Auburn; stepdaughter, Amber Lynn Petitt of North Manchester; and ten grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a stepson, Jeffrey Petitt.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. No services are planned.
Memorial contributions directed to the family in care of the funeral home.
Online condolence in Mr. Taylor memory log onto sheetandchilds.net

Fort Wayne – Gregory D. Taylor, 49, passed away 10:48 a.m. May 29, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital, after a brief illness. Mr. Taylor was born to David V. & Joan (Marquart) Taylor on April 30, 1962, in Fort Wayne, where he spent his formative years. He married Robin (Perry) May 16, 2011. He worked for YRC Glen Moore as a Driver.

 
Marilyn "Sue" Striggle PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 May 2011 15:05

Marilyn Striggle

AUBURN – Marilyn “Sue” Striggle, 79, of Auburn died Friday, May 27, 2011, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Striggle was a homemaker.
She was a 1949 graduate of Huntertown High School.
She was a member of Our Hope Lutheran Church in Huntertown and the White Ironstone China Association.
She was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Brimfield, to Willis K. and Mildred I. (Shultz) Deetz.
She married Eugene T. Striggle on Feb. 10, 1951, in Avilla. He survives in Auburn.
Also surviving are five children, Sherry L. (Keith Hire) Striggle of Fort Wayne, Gary T. (Julie) Striggle of Huntertown, Marlene J. (David) Behnke of Fort Wayne, Teresa J. (Gene) Branning of Arcola, and Suzanne M. (Joseph) Milledge of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren, Travis Striggle, Tracy Striggle, Troy Striggle, Bradley Behnke, Matthew Behnke, Rian Branning, Samantha Milledge, and Daniel Milledge; a step-granddaughter, Renae Henning; a great granddaughter, Carly Striggle; two sisters, Nancy J. Gordon of Avilla, and Peggy A. (Richard) Springer of Fremont; and two brothers, Robert W. (Linda East) Deetz of Woodburn, and Thomas L. (Shirley) Deetz of New Haven.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Larry L. Deetz.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Feller & Clark Funeral Home, 1860 S. Center St., Auburn, with the Rev. L. Joe Fichtner officiating. Burial will be in Eel River Cemetery in Churubusco.
Calling will be from 2 – 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
To send condolences, visit www.fellerandclark.com.

AUBURN – Marilyn “Sue” Striggle, 79, of Auburn died Friday, May 27, 2011, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Striggle was a homemaker. 

 
Bonnie Grawcock PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 May 2011 15:00

Bonnie Grawcock

AUBURN -- Bonnie R. Grawcock age 91 of Auburn, and formerly of LaOtto, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Chandler House in Kendallville. She was born September 3, 1919 in Ada, MN to Charles M. and Ruth (Vraa) Gorrell and they preceded her in death. She married Albert J. Grawcock on November 8, 1941 in LaOtto, and he survives in Kendallville. Bonnie was a teacher’s aide at Alliance Industries for 23 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto, and was a member of the ladies aide at the church and the Swanette Homemaker’s club.
Bonnie is survived by her husband, Albert J. Grawcock, Kendallville; three sons, Jim (Kathy) Grawcock, LaOtto,  John (Betty) Grawcock, Ligonier, and Leslie (Renee) Grawcock, Auburn. She is survived by a daughter, Ruthann (Mike) Hervey, Wasilla, AK; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles M. and Ruth Gorrell and a brother, Bob Gorrell.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011 at Thomas Funeral Home,Garrett.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Thomas Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Garrett.
Memorials are to Heartland Hospice or Emmanuel Lutheran Church, LaOtto.
You may send a condolence or sign the on-line register book by visiting www.thomasfuneralhome.org.

AUBURN -- Bonnie R. Grawcock age 91 of Auburn, and formerly of LaOtto, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Chandler House in Kendallville. She was born September 3, 1919 in Ada, MN to Charles M. and Ruth (Vraa) Gorrell and they preceded her in death.

 
Bette Raypole PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 May 2011 14:02

FORT WAYNE -- Bette L. Raypole, 84, died Monday, May 23, 2011, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home.
Born in Churubusco, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Nellie Evans. She was a wonderful homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was very artistic, working with crafts. She was a former member of the South Wayne United Methodist Church and a volunteer at Lutheran Hospital for several decades.
Surviving are sons, David (Sharon) Raypole of Columbia City and Randy (Diane) and Tim Raypole both of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest, in 2005. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Jenny Thompson and Ruby Scott.
Service is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road with calling 30 minutes prior to service. Calling also from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Preferred memorials to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. To send online condolences or to sign the guestbook, please visit www.covingtonmemorial.com.

FORT WAYNE -- Bette L. Raypole, 84, died Monday, May 23, 2011, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. Born in Churubusco, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Nellie Evans.

 
Annabelle Perkins PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 May 2011 14:15

Annabelle Perkins

COLUMBIA CITY -- Annabelle M. Perkins, 76, formerly of Pierceton, died at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at The Oaks Living Center.
She was born December 15, 1934 in South Whitley, Indiana, a daughter of Leroy and Cora (Sroufe) Baker. Her formative years were spent in Whitley County. She graduated from Larwill High School and Ravenscroft Beauty College.
On December 17, 1955 she was united in marriage to Marlin G. “Pete” Perkins. They made their first home in Warsaw. They resided in Ohio, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Colorado before returning to Indiana in 1980. In April 1985 they moved to Pierceton. Mr. Perkins died August 22, 1998.
A beautician, she worked at Mary Pace Beauty Salon in Fort Wayne for three years, Fibre Form for five years and Essex for 10 years, retiring in May 1997.
She was a member of V.F.W. Post #5582 Auxiliary.
Surviving relatives include six daughters, Debra (Darrell) Byrum of Warsaw, Sandra (Bob) Lane of Churubusco, Cindy Honaker of Columbia City, Penny (John) Santora of Berea OH, Rebecca (Don) Middaugh of North Baltimore, OH and Lori Pulley of Albion; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and her faithful canine companion, Bandit.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, Harold Baker, Ralph Baker and Helen Eberhard.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Hope Wesleyan Church, 971 N 400 W, Columbia City with visitation one hour prior to the service. The burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton. The visitation will also be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.
Preferred memorials are to Parkview Home Health & Hospice or New Hope Wesleyan Church.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.

COLUMBIA CITY -- Annabelle M. Perkins, 76, formerly of Pierceton, died at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at The Oaks Living Center.

 
Oddie Kaylor PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 19:37

FORT WAYNE -- Oddie D. Kaylor, 77, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011, at his home.
Born in Fort Wayne, he worked as an inspector with Rea Magnet Wire for 40 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of American Legion Post 499. He enjoyed watching football, NASCAR, and going fishing.
Surviving are his wife, Linda L, Kaylor of Fort Wayne; sons, Robert P. Kaylor of Fort Wayne and William Kaylor of Churubusco; three grandchildren; and brother, Tim Kaylor of Bradford, PA. He was preceded in death by parents, Dolphis and Della Kaylor; first wife, Catherine Kaylor; and daughter, Cynthia Schmidt.
Service was 2 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2011, at D. O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, with calling one hour prior.
Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or Parkview Home Health & Hospice. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.mccombandsons.com.

FORT WAYNE -- Oddie D. Kaylor, 77, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011, at his home. Born in Fort Wayne, he worked as an inspector with Rea Magnet Wire for 40 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of American Legion Post 499. He enjoyed watching football, NASCAR, and going fishing.

 
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