MARTHENA WARD, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Kingston Residence. She was born September 16, 1923 in Fairmont, Indiana to the late John A. and Mae (Shugart) Painter. She worked as a secretary at Essex, retiring after 50 years. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and
GLEN RICHARD CRIST, JR., 63, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at his home. He was born July 6, 1953 in Fort Wayne to Glen Richard and Loretta (Smith) Crist, Sr. He had worked for many companies through the years, including his father’s painting and wall papering company, ITT, and
JERRY VERNON NUTTLE, 61, of Fort Wayne, passed away July 20, 2016 at his residence. He was born June 9, 1955 in Fort Wayne to the late Clarence and Ellen (Stuart) Nuttle. He worked as a machinist at Zollner Piston for 34 years. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
RUTHANN GERKE, 87, passed away and entered Heaven on Thursday, July 21, 2016. She was born June 24, 1929 to the late Robert and Anna Bixler.
She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Surviving are her sons, Pastor Robert (Linda) Gerke and James (Cynthia) Gerke; eight grandchildren
NEALIE “MARIE” JOHNSON, 86, of Waynedale, entered Heaven from Visiting Nurse Hospice on July 23, 2016. She was a devoted wife who loved God, her family, church and her Tennessee heritage. She was also a founding member of Avalon Missionary Church.
Surviving are her children, Phyllis (Dennis) Brubaker
WALTER D. MANES, 86, of Fort Wayne passed away Monday, July 4, 2016. He was born on February 15, 1930 to the late Delbert E. and Bessie L. (Flickenger) Manes. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked at Slater Steel and was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church.
Surviving family includes his sons
PAUL D. SILLS, 74, of Fort Wayne passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016. He was born on September 6, 1941 in Decatur, a son of the late Ross and Ethel (Bolinger) Sills. He attended Elmhurst High School. He retired as a truck driver from Summit City Trucking.
He was a lifelong member of Lincolnshire Church
ROBERT R. LUCE, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital. He was born August 25, 1929 in Fort Wayne to the late William and Esther (Nickles) Luce. He retired after 52 years, having worked as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver for L. W. Dailey and S. E. Johnson
MARCIA DENISE SMITHSON, left us unexpectedly on February 2, 2016, at the age of 56.
A celebration of her life will be on July 16, 2016 at 2pm at the Patterson’s, 4622 Kyle Road, Fort Wayne, IN.
Come or send your memories. Call Leslie Patterson if you will be there for the informal gathering and lunch
BARBARA ALICE (ESCH) NOBLE, 95, of Decatur, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Woodcrest Retirement Community in Decatur. She was born on March 8, 1921 in Dhamtari, India to the late Christian David and Mina Ellen (Brubaker) Esch.
She was a dedicated teacher at Waynedale
JAMES ARTHUR “ROOSTER” CASSELL, 61, of Fort Wayne, died on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital. James graduated from New Haven High School and was employed with BF Goodrich for many years from which he retired. James “Rooster” was a DJ and enjoyed oldies and 50s music. He was a member
GENE D. PERL, 82, of Yoder, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at his residence. He was born January 12, 1934 in Fort Wayne to the late Ollie and Winefred Perl. He worked in hydraulic equipment fabrication, retiring in 1999 from Neff Engineering.
He enjoyed fishing, camping and loved riding motorcycles
VIRGINIA MAE BARKER, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away May 31, 2016 at her residence. She was born September 6, 1925 in Indianapolis to the late Thomas Leonard and Crystal Alberta (Ammerman) Prosser. She retired from GTE in 1985, after 15 year as an Advertising Assistant. She also served as choir director
JOAN ELIZABETH CRAMER, 84, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 at her home surrounded by family.
Surviving are her daughter, Linda (Don) Reuille; son, Michael Cramer; grandchildren, Ryan (Toni) Reuille, Renee (Jason) Schoeff, Kristi Cramer, and Casey Cramer; and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded
CHERYL ANN COLEMAN, 60, of Fort Wayne passed away Monday, June 6, 2016. She was born on June 12, 1955. She was a lifetime member and past auxiliary president at VFW #1421 and also belonged to AmVets Post #33.
Surviving family include her daughters, Tina (Mark) France, Tricia (Dean) Wimmer Stevens
LUANA (BREWER) STANLEY, 73, died peacefully Friday, May 13, 2016, at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. A native of Bluffton, she graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in English and Masters of library science degree. She worked first as a children’s librarian and later as cataloging
DAVID DEAN TRAINER, 79, was escorted by angels into the hands of God on May 13, 2016. He was born in Blue Mound, Illinois to the late Dean and Doris Trainer in 1936. Later, he moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana where he was a life-long resident.
At age 12, David started working at the family owned business
WILLIAM L. DAVIS, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 at his residence. He was born May 5, 1930 in Murray, Indiana to the late William Harvey and Anna (Miller) Davis. He worked as store manager and district manager, managing several different Montgomery Ward’s stores throughout the
ANGELA J. MCCORMICK, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital. She was born October 2, 1932 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Urban and Bernice (Vickers) Knue. She worked as a homemaker, caring for her family.
She is survived by her sons, Timothy F. (Cheryl) McCormick
KARL W MCOMBER, JR., 93, formerly of Fort Wayne passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. He was born on April 26, 1923, a son of the late Karl W. and Mrytle (Ford) McOmber, Sr. He served in the Merchant Marines. He was the co-owner of ElMay Apartments and also worked at General Electric. He was a member
BETTY MARGARET (KOCHER) PETERS, was born on March 23, 1924 and passed away on May 1, 2016. She was born to Oliver and Sophia (Roper) Kocher, in Huntington, IN.
Betty was an active member and volunteer for the Waynedale United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She also volunteered at the Embassy Theater
LUCILLE M. BOWERS, 86, of Fort Wayne went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 16, 2016. She was born on May 12, 1929 to the late Gregor N. and Martha M. (Esser) Feipel. She attended Central Catholic High School and worked for Magnavox and Evans Products. She was a long time member of St. Therese
PAUL REED, 84, of Waynedale, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016. He was born on March 1, 1932 to the late Elmer and Helen (Gocke) Reed. He worked as a trucker driver for 25 years and later at Umber’s Do It Best. He was a member of American Legion Post #241 and Amvets Post #33. He served as a volunteer
GARCILLE WAGGONER, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away March 27, 2016 at Parkview Hospital. She was born November 1, 1936 in Allen County to the late Lawrence L. and Bivire E. (Vallieu) Brush.
She worked as an accounting and office manager for numerous auto dealerships. She was a member of the Fraternal