Isabelle L. Maggart, 96, a resident of Columbia City and formerly of rural LaOtto, passed away at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Miller's Merry Manor in Columbia City, where she had been a patient for over two years.\nMrs. Maggart was born in Collins on April 15, 1920, a daughter of Frank E. and Clara B. (Gebert) Deutsch. She spent her formative years in the Collins-area and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1937. \nOn December 24, 1940 she was married in Williamstown, Kentucky to Ferrold Maggart. A homemaker, she spent much of her adult life on the family farm in Swan Township near Ege for 40 years until moving to Columbia City in 1990. \nShe was a member of the Beacon Light Chapel, east of Churubusco, Columbia City Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary Aerie 1906, and the Green Township Homemakers. In her leisure time she enjoyed spending time playing cards and other activities at the Whitley County Senior Center.\nMr. Maggart preceded her in death on May 23, 2000.\nThe surviving relatives include her son James R. (Gloria) Maggart of LaOtto and Jeanne (Mark) Pankop of Kendallville; four grandchildren Amy (Andrew) Geallis, Mike (Sharon Platt) Maggart, Wendy (John) Albright, and Mary (Frederick) Woodward; seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.\nIn addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters Crystal Shively, Katherine Nace, Virginia Owens, and Mabel Henderson; four brothers Lloyd Deutsch, Gerald Deutsch, Virgil Deutsch, and Clifford Deutsch; and by a grandson Andrew Maggart. \nFuneral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rob McNary and Jeff Harker, officiating. \nThe family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.\nInterment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco.