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Jeanette Horrell


Jeanette Adele Horrell, 86, of Howe, formerly of Rome City and Kendallville, IN passed away at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Life Care Center of LaGrange, Lagrange, IN. Born on July 7, 1926 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Lawrence E. and Pearl Beatrice (Blew) Rubrake.

Jeanette grew up in Whitley County attending the McCellan and Collins Schools graduating from Larwill High School with the Class of 1942. She married Esta Edwin "Pete" Horrell on January 8, 1949 in Columbia City. A homemaker and mother, she first worked as a production worker at Caswell Runion, Huntington, from 1950-1956. From 1960-1969, she worked as a cook at the Wishbone Restaurant and Omega Lounge both in Huntington. From 1970-1976 and 1990-1997, she worked at Blaising's Tavern, Rome City.

Survivors include two children, Janet Kay Koughn of Howe and Dennis Allen Horrell of Hubert Heights, OH; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren; 4 brothers, Kenneth D., George A. and Ronald Rubrake all of Columbia City and Roy E. of South Whitley; 4 sisters, Treva Ott, Alabama, Caroline Grable and Cynthia Rubrake both of Columbia City, Pauline Wolfe of Great Falls, MT.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Esta Edwin "Pete" Horrell; a son, Jeffrey L. Horrel; three sisters, Sue Ann Rubrake, Betty McKibben and Ilene Kreider; twin brothers, Jerry and Terry and brothers, Martin Eugene and Donald L. Rubrake.   

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2012 at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the funeral home with Sharon Brockhaus, Certified Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Burial at South Whitley Cemetery.

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