HAROLD D. "JOE" SEARLES

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HAROLD D. "JOE" SEARLES, 77, of Mt. Etna, died on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, 3:37 a.m., at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Joe is survived by his wife of 56 years, Peggy Searles of Mt. Etna, where the couple owned and operated Joe & Peg's Grocery. Also surviving are his son, Todd Searles of Mt. Etna; daughter, Terri (Pike) (Karl) Schultise of Fort Wayne; five brothers, Herb (Neysa) Searles of Lebanon, Gene (Pat) Searles, Glen Searles and Roger Searles, all of Huntington, and Ray (Jane) Searles of Bluffton; three sisters, Mable (Bob) Burnsworth of Huntington, Ruth (Maurice) Shenefield of Rochester and Louise Anderson of Huntington; and one sister-in-law, Kim Searles of Greenwood. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Mt. Etna United Methodist Church, with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, and from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington. Entombment will be held in Gardens of Memory, in Huntington County, with military rites performed by the V.F.W. Post 2689 of Huntington. Preferred memorials to Visiting Nurse Hospice Home and Mt. Etna United Methodist Church, c/o Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Ind. Friends may share an online tribute on the guestbook at www.baileylove.com
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Huntington, IN 46750
(260) 356-1710
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 21, 2014
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