Waynedale Obituaries

The latest obituaries of Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana residents can be found here as well as wake, visitation and burial information. Feel free to share your condolences as a comment.

John E. Ormiston, 92, died Sunday, February 16, 2003 at Lutheran Hospital. A native of Fort Wayne, he retired in 1972 from General Electric as a Supervisor after 42-1/2 years. He was a member of Trier Ridge Church of God. He enjoyed bowling and helped to form the GE Senior Bowling League.

He is survived by his wife Ruth P. Ormiston, Fort Wayne; daughter Judy Bostwick, Fort Wayne; sister Mary Griffith, Fort Wayne, 2 Grandchildren, and 1 Great Grandchild.

Services were held Wednesday...

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Herbert C. Ferry, 71, died Friday, February 14, 2003 at his Fort Wayne residence. He retired from Joslyn Steel, then worked as custodian at New Haven Methodist Church. He was a member of The Fraternal Order Of Eagles #2455 and a Komet Hockey fan.

He is survived by his wife Betty Ferrey, Fort Wayne; daughter Kem Ferrey, Fort Wayne; sisters Mary Lou Whistler, Englewood, Ohio; and Joyce Adkins, Roanoke, Indiana.

Private services were held with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials to the...

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Manley Arthur Smith, 83, died Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at Parkview Hospital. A native of Chicago, Illinois, he was a maintenance worker at Slater Steel for 32-1/2 years before retiring in 1982. He was also a greeter at Wal-Mart for 10 years after retiring. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and American Legion Post #296. He was a WWII Army veteran. He was preceded in death by 1 brother and 2 sisters.

He is survived by his wife Mary C. Smith, Fort Wayne; daughters...

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Mabel S. Herbst, 91, died Tuesday, February 17, 2003 at her Fort Wayne residence. A native of Greenfield, Indiana, she was a homemaker and a member of United Faith Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed sewing and reading. She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and friend; she will be missed by all. She is preceded in death by her husband Arnold C. Herbst who passed away in 1990 and by Grandson Jeffry Herbst.

She is survived by daughters Maxine Tonkel, Fort Wayne; Bonnie...

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Christine Chandler, 73, died Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at her Fort Wayne residence. A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Reynus E. "Hap" Chandler who passed away in 1976, parents Loran and Nellie Wooden Bell, son David E. Chandler, and Great Grandson Jacob. "Christine will be loved forever, liked for always, forever and ever our Mother she'll be."

She is survived by daughters Teresa Pratico, Fort Wayne; Debra Weilbaker...

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Clara S. Stem, 88, died Monday, February 4, 2003 at her residence. She was employed as Sales Clerk/Custom Made Drapes at Sears for 10 years before retirement. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her daughter Patricia Bowland who passed away in 1988. She was the daughter of Eli Scott Howell and Ollie Howell both deceased.

She is survived by husband Arthur C. Stem Jr., Fort Wayne; daughter Dolores Ditzenberger, Fort Wayne; stepdaughter Berniece Bicker...

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