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Cynthia S. McBride: 1958 – 2015

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

McBride, CindyCynthia S. McBride, 57, a resident of rural Albion and wife of George Hayes McBride, passed away at 11:20 p. m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at her home.  She had been in declining health since September.

Mrs. McBride was born in Columbia City on January 28, 1958, a daughter of Paul T. and Verdonna “Tootie” (O’Connell) Konger.  She spent her formative years in Green Township and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1976.

On July 2, 1983, she was married at Ege to George Hayes McBride, and lived all of her adult life in Green Township.

An employee of North American Van Lines in Fort Wayne for a number of years, she will long be remembered for her special ability to make everyone around her feel loved and special.  She enjoyed gardening and spending time with friends and family, but her real love in life was spending time with her grandchildren and attending any activities they were involved in.

She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Ege.

The surviving relatives include her husband George Hayes McBride; her sons Todd Papenbrock of Leo and Josh (Katee) McBride of Churubusco; her mother Verdonna “Tootie” (O’Connell) Konger of Albion; two brothers Mike (Beth) Konger and Matt (partner Michelle) Konger, both of Albion; two sisters Jenny (Mike) Mohrman of Churubusco and Amy (Mike) Philbee of Columbia City; her beloved grandchildren Tyler Papenbrock, Ava Papenbrock, Bryer McBride, and Briggen McBride; her mother-in-law Betty (Bill) Smith of Columbia City; a sister-in-law Jennie (Clifford) Householder of Albion; two brothers-in-law Bill McBride of Churubusco and Dan McBride of Fort Wayne; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Paul T. Konger.

The family would like to give a special “thank you” and recognition to her friend Linda Lang, and to her other “special angels” who were so dear to her through her illness.  Words could never express our gratitude.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a. m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Ege.  Father Danney Pinto, the celebrant.

The family will receive friends at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Friday from 2 to 8 p. m.  The Holy Rosary will be recited at 8 p. m. Friday at the funeral home.

For those who wish, the family requests that memorials be directed to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home.

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Floyd K. Boland: 1939 – 2015

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Floyd K.  Boland, 76, of rural Columbia City, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at his home in Smith Township.

Mr. Boland was born on January 12, 1939 in Columbia City, a son of Roy F. and Anna (Bauermeister) Boland. He spent his formative years in Columbia City.

He was employed at Falstaff Brewery Co., and retired in 1990 after 29 years.

Mr. Boland was a member and elder of the Warsaw Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

The surviving relatives include his brother, Raymond Boland of Columbia City.

He was preceded in death by his parents Roy F.and Anna (Bauermeister) Boland.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, with Pastor Jesse Santos, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, or one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Eel River Cemetery, Allen County.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Warsaw Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

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Harold R. Feighner: 1925 – 2015

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Feighner, Harold_0001 (2)Harold R. Feighner, 89, a former resident of Thorncreek Township and rural Fort Wayne, passed away at 10:20 a. m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Miller’s at Oak Pointe in Columbia City.  He had been a patient there since July.

Mr. Feighner was born on November 16, 1925 in Roanoke, a son of Russell A. and Mary E. (Shatzer) Feighner, and spent his formative years in both Huntington and Allen Counties.  He graduated from Lafayette Central High School in 1943 and served with the U. S. Navy during World War II.

On December 14, 1946 he was married in Fort Wayne to Edwina Dawkins, and lived most of his adult life in Thorncreek Township until moving to rural Fort Wayne near Dunfee  in 2000.

Employed as a wire enameller at Rea Magnet Wire in Fort Wayne, he had worked there for 33 years, retiring in 1984.  Following his retirement he worked as a driver for the Indiana Auto Auction in Fort Wayne and also for the Whitley County Council on Aging.

Mrs. Feighner preceded him in death on February 25, 2011.

The surviving relatives include his children Allan R. Feighner of Eagle Point, Oregon, Ronald Feighner of Las Vegas, Shirley (Dennis) Teders of Colorado Springs, and Susan Stallard of Fort Wayne; a sister Tricia Roberson of Fort Wayne; a brother Ray Feighner of Lafayette; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother Guy Feighner; a sister Doris Hall; and by an infant daughter Sherry Feighner.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Pastor Jamie Hart of Harvest Bible Chapel, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p. m. on Sunday, or one hour prior to the service Monday morning.

Interment with military graveside rites will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

For those who wish, the family requests memorials be directed to Parkview Home Health & Hospice, 2270 Lake Ave., suite 200, Fort Wayne, IN  46805

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Phylis M. Zolman: 1927 – 2015

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Zolman, Phylis_0001 (2)Phylis M. Zolman, 87, a former resident of Churubusco and wife of Robert Zolman, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015, at 4:20 a. m. at the Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, with her family by her side.

Mrs. Zolman was born in Churubusco on July 29, 1927, a daughter of Merl and Fanny (Hossinger) Leitch.  She spent her formative years in Churubusco and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1945.

On October 6, 1946, she was married in Churubusco to Robert Zolman, and was always a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother.  The couple spent all of their adult lives in Churubusco except for a seven year period living in Dallas, Texas.  Employed by Smith-Green Community Schools for 28 years, she had worked as the office manager for Churubusco High School and as the secretary-treasurer for the school corporation.

The surviving relatives include her husband Robert, to whom she was married for over 68 years; her children Sherry (Ronald) Johnson of Columbia City and Randy (Diane) Zolman of Churubusco; four grandchildren Tim (Janelle) Johnson and Melissa (Roy) Stuckey, both of Churubusco, Amy (Matt) Weyer of Ferdinand, Ind., and Andrew Zolman, serving with the U. S. Army; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Everett Leitch and Paul Leitch; and by her sister Virginia Watson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with her niece Pastor Nikki Marker, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p. m., or one hour prior to the service Thursday morning.

Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

For those who wish, the family requests that memorials be directed to Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana, P. O. Box 5, Huntertown, IN  46748.

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John R. Geese: 1942 – 2015

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Geese, John_0001 (2)John R. Geese, 72, a resident of Churubusco, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 11:21 a. m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  He had been taken there earlier in the day after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home.

Mr. Geese was born in Hilliard, Ohio on August 30, 1942, a son of James Milton and Maryetta (Hyland) Geese.  He grew up on a farm near Tri-Lakes in Whitley County, and was a lifelong resident of this area.

A cabinet maker by trade, he had worked at J. Miller Cabinet at Tri Lakes and retired 2004 from Jensen Cabinet in Fort Wayne.

The surviving relatives include his children Charlene (Mike) Sheets of Columbia City, Stanley (Kimberly) Geese of Milford, David (Ann) Geese of Ossian, Jennifer (Andrew. Jr.) Fedock of Fort Wayne, and Christopher (Denise) Geese of South Bend; his mother Maryetta Patton of Coldwater, Mich; a twin brother James Geese, Jr. of Fort Wayne; two sisters Cora (Charles) Foupht of Coldwater, Mich., and Mary Lou Hamilton of Columbus, Oh; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister Arlene Anderson; and by a grandson Ian Geese.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Brad Fredrickson, pastor of Tri-Lakes Baptist Church, officiating.

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

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

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