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Luella M. Orr, 93

Luella M. Orr, 93, of Warsaw, died at 2:02 a.m. Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Miller’s Merry Manor where she was admitted on October 19, 2009.
She was born June 30, 1916 in Thorncreek Township, Whitley County, Indiana a daughter of Frank H. and Frances (Patty) Walker. She was educated through 5th grade in the Thorncreek School, then Huffman Schools, completing her education at Columbia City High School.
On November 1, 1932 she was united in marriage to Darrell L. “Cuddy” Orr. They made their first home on a farm in Kosciusko County. In 1953 they moved to a farm in Richland Township, Whitley County. Mr. Orr died September 6, 1976. On August 1, 1984 she moved to Ligonier until June 2009 when she returned to Kosciusko County to live with her daughter, Karen.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Columbia City and Whitley County D.H.I.A. for nine years testing dairy milk for farmers.
Surviving relatives include a son, Keith D. Orr of Ligonier; a daughter, Karen (Jeff) Maggard of Warsaw; five grandchildren, Todd Murphy, Tara Stover, Tiffin Murphy, Chad Orr and Shelly LaBenz; 11 great grandchildren; two step granddaughters; three step great grandchildren; and a sister, Charlotte Sturgill of Woodburn.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Dean; four brothers, Marshall Walker, Franklin Walker, Alby Jay Walker and Tom Walker; and a half brother, Lewis Walker.
The funeral service was held Wednesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The burial was in Washington Union Cemetery, Pierceton.
Preferred memorials are to American Cancer Society.


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