BILLIE F. RYKARD, 88, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017. She was born in Kirkmansville, KY on August 27, 1928. Billie retired from Parkview Memorial Hospital in 1993 after 21 years of service. She served well over 20 years as president of BelleVista/Allendale Neighborhood Association and was a member of the Waynedale United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Alvin Byron Cole, Jr., Rocky P. Fedeli and Paul Rykard, Sr.
Surviving are her daughters, Beryl Sue (Robert) Noble, Ocala, Florida; Judy Lynne (Tommy Myers) Cole of Fort Wayne; grandsons Chad A. (Lisa) Noble, Ocala, FL; Corey A. (Stephanie) Noble, Brooklyn, New York; Adam D. Noble, Hanoi, Vietnam; granddaughter Cathi L. (Paul Baumann) Brockman, Nordheim, Texas; great-granddaughters Shaelyn Jaye Noble, and Riley Jo Buettner. She is also survived by stepsons, William F. (Jill) Rykard, Decatur, Indiana; Dennis L. (Melanie) Fedeli, Jacksonville, FL; and stepdaughters Alice D. (Eric) Ohmart, Fort Wayne, IN; and Linda K. Fedeli, Rocky Face, Georgia; Step granddaughters Roxanne Olson, Vannesa White, Monica Romer; Step grandsons John, Cody and Lance Shifferly, Michael Ohmart, Gary Flugge, Lou Rhodes and Jesse Searls; Step Great grandchildren Samantha Buettner, Haley Baumann, Charitie Marie Olson, Tabitha Rhodes, Alana White, Sholom Romer, Jimmy Buettner and Zach Baumann, Brandon Alexander Olson, Dakota Alan Olson and Christopher Allan Ohmart.
Funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2017, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne (46819) with visitation one-hour prior. Visitation also from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial at Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne.
Preferred memorials to Cancer Services of Allen County, The Ringing of the Rivers Project and Healing Partnerships.
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