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Wanda C. Howell 1940 – 2015

Monday, April 6th, 2015

HOWELL+PORTRAITWanda C. Howell, 74, a resident of rural Columbia City and wife of Earl R. Howell, passed away at 10:43 a. m. on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne where she had been a patient for the past two weeks.

Mrs. Howell was born on July 15, 1940 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Hubert and Nedra R. (Glander) McEowen. She spent her early years in Fort Wayne and as a high school freshman moved to Smith Township in Whitley County with her parents. She graduated from Churubusco High School in 1958 and also attended Olivet Nazarene University.

On September 26, 1959 she was married in Fort Wayne to Earl R. Howell, and spent most of her adult life in Smith Township

She was the owner and operator of the Howell House in Churubusco for 30 years, retiring in 2006. A member of the First Church of God in Columbia City, she served in the nursery there, was known as an expert quilter, and had also authored children’s books.

The surviving relatives include her husband Earl, to whom she was married for over 55 years; her children Cathy (Bill) Jones of Woodstock, Ill, Debby (Rusty) Kreider of Danville, Ky., and Tim (Debby) Howell and Mindy (Gary) Hoffman, both of Columbia City; three brothers David W. (Vonda) McEowen and Dr. Edwin L. (Mary Jo) McEowen, both of Columbia City, and Roger A. (Jean) McEowen of Ankeny, Iowa; two sisters Juanita (Jerry) Miller of Hoagland and Marcia (Mark) Hollopeter of Mason, Mich; and eight grandchildren.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the First Church of God in Columbia City with Pastor Johnny McCallister, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Wednesday from 2 to 8 p. m., or at the church one hour prior to the service Thursday morning.

Interment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

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David L. Neuhouser: 1933 – 2015

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Neuhouser, DavidDavid L. Neuhouser, 82, long-time Taylor University professor and a former resident of Upland, passed away unexpectedly at 4:40 p. m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at his home in Hartford City.

Dr. Neuhouser was born on March 28, 1933 in Cedar Creek Township in Allen County, a son of Joseph S. and Hattie K. (Tonkel) Neuhouser, and graduated from Huntertown High School in 1951. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1955 from Manchester College, received his master’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1959, and completed his doctorate in 1964 from Florida State University.

As a young man he taught at Manchester College from 1959 to 1971. In 1971 he moved to Upland and became professor of mathematics there. Following his retirement he continued to teach as a professor emeritus.

A gifted writer, he had authored numerous scientific articles, and was the author of two books “George McDonald: Selections from His Greatest Works” and “Open to Reason.” He had been a member of the Mathematical Association of America, the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences, and the American Scientific Affiliation. He attended the Grace United Methodist Church in Hartford City.

On August 18, 1954 he was married in Allen County to Ruth E. Sloffer. She survives.

The other surviving relatives include his children Beth (Bill) Kreider of Upland, Kevin L. (Marian) Neuhouser of Seattle, Wash., Ann Robinson of Upland, and Carol (Mark) Stocksdale of Richmond; eight grandchildren Matthew (Toby McCrae) Kreider, Jill (Mike) Suver, Joshua Neuhouser, Rebecca ((Tovi) Eliaisen, James (Whitney Lingle) Robinson, Brian (Laura) Robinson, Joel Stocksdale, and Kyle Stocksdale; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Calvin T. Neuhouser; and four sisters Bonnie Neuhouser, K. Lorraine Neuhouser, Mary L. Cossgrove, and Eva M. Leis.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2014, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Dr. William Ringenberg, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 and from 6-8 p. m., or one hour prior to the service Tuesday morning.

Interment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Bread For the World, or the Mennonite Central Committee.

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Frederick R. Ramsey, Jr: 1947 – 2015

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

scanFrederick R. Ramsey Jr., 67, of rural Avilla, passed away at 12:13 a.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Ramsey was born on April 9, 1947 in Fort Wayne, a son of Frederick R. and Alice (Porter) Ramsey.  He spent his formative years in Huntertown, and graduated from Huntertown High School in 1965.

On November 22, 1975 he was married in Fort Wayne to Rhonda Harrah.

He was employed at Tokheimin Fort Wayne and Symmetry Medica in Avilla, and retired after more than 35 years.

Mr. Ramsey was a member of Sugar Grove Church of God, north of Churubusco.

The surviving relatives include wife Rhonda Ramsey of Avilla; his mother Alice Ramsey of Casper, WY; a daughter Julie (Glenn) Remke of Sparks, NV;a  son Steve (Lisa) Ramsey of Huntertown; one brother John (JoAnn) Ramsey of Casper, WY; a sister Jennie Ramsey of Rochester, NY; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father Frederick R. Ramsey; and by a daughter Jill Ramsey.

Services will be held at 1:00 p. m. on Saturday, April 4, 2015,  at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Pastor Timothy Grable, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday.

Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Allen County.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

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Larry M. Teague: 1956 – 2015

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Teague, Larry_0001 (2)Larry M. Teague, 59, a resident of Churubusco, passed away early Friday morning, March 20, 2015, at his home.  Although he had been in declining health for the past two years, his death was unexpected.

Mr. Teague was born in Fort Wayne on March 5, 1956, a son of Ben L. and Victoria (Partin) Teague.  He attended Smith-Green Community Schools and was a lifelong resident of Churubusco.  He had formerly worked at Teague Welding in Churubusco and had last worked as a plating operator at Ternet Metal Finishing in Avilla.

Surviving are eight children James, Isaiah, Shanah, Crystal, Heather, Matthew, Jessica, and Courtney; his mother Vickie Teague of Churubusco; his siblings Delores (Charles) Markham of Jellico, Tenn., Jerry Partin of Goshen, Kevin (Susie) Teague of Churubusco, Douglas (Sabrina) Teague of Fort Wayne, and Sheila Teague of Churubusco; and numerous grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Ben L. Teague; three brothers Roy Teague, John Teague, and David Partin; and by two sisters Linda Hamby and Lorraine Caddell.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p. m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Rick Van Horn, pastor of Christ Community Church, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 p. m. until the time of the service.

Private family interment will be held Wednesday morning at Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco.

It is requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the family to assist with final expenses.

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Bernadine Alice Gutierrez 1931 – 2015

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Gutierrez, Bernadine_0001Bernadine Alice Gutierrez, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 11:42 am on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Covington Manor in Fort Wayne.

She was born on November 22, 1931 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Alton and Virginia (Fritz) Malone. She spent her formative years in Fort Wayne.

She was a homemaker, she dedicated her life to her family, and time spent at Lake Story.

The surviving relatives include a daughter, Carolyn (Doug) Dallas; sons, Joseph H. (Sherri Plemons) Gutierrez and Alton G. (Brenda) Gutierrez; sisters, Clarice Baeske and Phyllis (Carl) Saylor; brother, Keith (Dawn) Malone; daughter-in-law, Michele Gutierrez; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Malone.

There are no services planned at this time.


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