Archive for April, 2010

Mildred E. Leazier: 1928 – 2010

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Leazier, Mildred, jpgMildred E. Leazier, 82, a resident of rural Churubusco in Noble County and widow of Harold P. Leazier, passed away at 5:10 a. m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at her home in Green Township.  She had been in declining health since September.

Mrs. Leazier was born in Fort Wayne on January 21, 1928, a daughter of Paul and Julia (Schrader) Hohnhaus.  She spent her formative years there, and graduated from Central High School.

On December 12, 1953 she was married in Fort Wayne to Harold P. Leazier.  The couple spent the early years of their marriage in Fort Wayne until moving to their present farm home in Noble County in 1967.

A homemaker who dearly loved her family, she had also been employed in the bakery at Egolf’s IGA in Churubusco.

Mr. Leazier preceded her in death on October 24, 2006.

The surviving relatives include five sons David (Sarah) Leazier, Greg (Sherie) Leazier, Paul (Kathy) Leazier, Tim (Lou Ann) Leazier, and Danny Hofferberth, all of Churubusco; a daughter-in-law Brenda Leazier of Churubusco; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son Steve Leazier on September 19, 1999; and by two sisters Louella McPheters and Betty Peden.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Friday, April 9, 2010, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Corinne K. Boruff, pastor of Churubusco United Methodist Church, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the mortuary on Thursday from 2 to 8 p. m.

Interment will be in Covington Memorial Gardens in Fort Wayne.

The family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105; or Riley Hospital for Children, 702 Barnhill Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Violet Hawk: 1916 – 2010

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Hawk,_VioletViolet Hawk, 93, a former resident of Merriam and widow of J. C. Hawk, passed away at 1:20 a. m. on Thursday, April 2, 2010 at Woodview Health Care in Fort Wayne.  She had been a patient there since August.

Mrs. Hawk was born on October 30, 1916 in Merriam, a daughter of Edward and Erma Letitia (Keister) Zumbrun, and graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1936.  As a young woman she worked at Blue Bell in Columbie City for six years until 1942.

On June 17, 1939 she was married near Merriam to J. C. Hawk, and lived all of her adult life in the Merriam-area until moving to Fort Wayne in 2001 to be near her daughter.

She was a homemaker, and a member of the Blue River Church of the Brethren, Whitley County.

Mr. Hawk preceded her in death on April 17, 2001.

The surviving relatives include her daughter Kay Ann Hawk of Fort Wayne; a sister Zora Tanner of Angola; a grandson Nathaniel Lee Hawk of Jacksonville, Fla; and a great-granddaughter Taylor Renee Hawk.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son Terry L. Hawk on July 20, 1976; and by two brothers Delbert Zumbrun and Oras Zumbrun.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Tuesday, April  6, 2010, at the Blue River Church of the Brethren, 3040 East 700 North, Whitley County.  Pastors Craig Alan Myers and Keith Moore will officiate.

The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusc on Monday from 4 to 8 p. m., or at the church one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the church’s mission fund or deacon’s fund.

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