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Philip Ebey


Philip Ebey, 79, Wolcottville, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne.

    He was born September 5, 1932, in Wolf Lake, to Oscar and Gladys (Stewart) Ebey.

    Moving from Columbia City to the area in 1952, he was a farmer and retired after 32 years as a service technician at Dometic in LaGrange. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army.

    He was married February 7, 1956, in Goshen, to Betty Havens. She survives.

    Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Sheila Ebey, Kimmell; one daughter, Connie Kitchen, LaGrange; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Ottnel and Nyla Ebey, Witmer Lake; and two sisters, Mary Jane Dickinson, LaGrange, and Margaret Murphy, Columbia City.

    He was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Long and Marjorie Murphy, and a son-in-law, Rodney Kitchen.

    Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Monday, April 23, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Young Family Funeral Home Wolcottville Chapel.

    Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Young Family Funeral Home Wolcottville Chapel with Pastor Jack Thomas officiating.

    Burial with Honor Guard services by Rome City American Legion Post 391, Kendallville VFW Post 2749, and active duty members of the U.S. Army will be in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.youngfamilyfuneral

    Young Family Funeral Home Wolcottville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.