Ernest E. Smoker, 96, died April 23. He was born July 2, 1917.
He was survived by six children, 16 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 11 great, great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four wives, his parents, two sons, a grandson, a brother and two sisters.
Funeral services were held April 28 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service.
Jason T. Kelly, 47, died April 23. He was born Aug. 4, 1966. He was married to Ruth Kelly; she survives.
He is also survived by six children, 11 grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held April 26, at Potter's House Ministries.
Herbert Coble, 84, died April 26. He was born Jan. 19, 1930. He was married to Nancy West; she survives.
Two daughters, one sister, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive him. His parents, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at South Whitley Cemetery, State Road 14, South Whitley.
Shirley Ann Jeffers, 76, Wabash, died at 10:30 p.m., April 22, at her home. She was born Sept. 13, 1937 in Columbia City, to Isaac Franklin "Frank" and Clara Elizabeth (Murphy) Overholser.
Jay passed away in his beloved Italy after a battle with cancer, on April 9. He was born July 27, 1953.
Brianna Fern Rylands, 1, died April 20. She was born Feb. 22, 2013, the daughter of Justin Patrick and Erika Reniegh Badders Rylands.
She is survived by her parents, one brother, maternal grandparents, maternal great-grandfather, paternal grandparents, paternal great-grandmother; in addition to many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. on April 24, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. A time of visitation for family and friends will begin immediately following the funeral service.
Arta Jessie Phillips, 83, rural Wabash, died at 4:10 a.m., Sunday, April 20, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Feb. 24, 1931 in Akron, to Galen and Clarissia (Barber) Walker.
Ernest Wayne DePoy, 74, died April 20. He was born July 31, 1939. He was married to Carol Sue “Susie” Winningham; she survives.
He is also survived by three children, eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two siblings, a half-sister, and two half-brothers. His parents, a great-granddaughter, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held on April 23 at McClain Funeral Home.