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Name: Alice Joy Loe Mort
Spouse: Leo Clifford Mort
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Birthdate: May 20, 1927   
Date of Death: February 29, 2004  

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Alice J. Mort, 76, a resident of Pierceton [IN], died at 11:50 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004 at Mason Health Care Center in Warsaw. She had been in failing health for the past two months.

Born on May 20, 1927 in Whitley County, a daughter of James and Cora (Anders) Loe, her formative years were spent in the Columbia City area. Due to the death of her mother, she was raised by her aunt, Orpha Shepherd. She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1945 and continued her education at Ravenscroft Beauty College.

On Nov. 27, 1949 she was united in marriage to Leo C. Mort and they always made their home on a farm in Washington Township, Kosciusko County. Mr. Mort died Aug. 3, 1996.

A homemaker, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Pierceton where she served as pianist and Bible School director. A member of a home extension club, she was also a 10-year member of 4-H, a leader for the Pierceton Hayseeds 4-H Club and member of Kosciusko County Cattleman's Association.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Calvin) Imhoff of Pierceton; and Twyla (Andrew) Chalk of Mansfield, Ohio; two sons, dale (Wendy) Mort and James (Jill Landrigan) Mort, all of Pierceton; eight grandchildren; special friends, Kyle and Kristin Quick, Holy McCarty and Wanietta Mort, All of Huntertown; six step-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia (Paul) Ulrey of Warsaw; and two half-brothers, Arthur Loe and James L. Loe, both of Columbia City.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter; a sister, Charlotte Loe; A brother, Ralph Loe; and two half-brothers, Franklin Loe and Dale Loe.

The funeral service is at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at First Baptist Church, 208 W. Market St. Pierceton, with the Rev. George Paiva and Ken McGarvey officiating. Burial is at Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton; Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City, and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the Church.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

*This Obituary is typed as in the paper. Her half-brother should be James D. Loe not James L. Loe. Published in Post & Mail, March 2. 2004, Page 2.
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