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.

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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Ralph C. Winans, 87, died Saturday, January 29, 2003 at Hospice Home of N.E. Indiana. He was a Tool Designer for Dana Corporation and owner of R & I Engineering. He retired in 2000 after 40 years. He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven, Indiana, a US Navy Korean War Veteran (Sea Bees (CB) Construction Battalion), and a member of American Legion Post #296. "He was a generous husband, Father and Grandfather, who enjoyed a quiet simple life." He was preceded in death by brother...

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Robert N. Carnes, Sr. 83, died Monday, February 3, 2003 at his Fort Wayne residence. A native of Wells County, Indiana, he worked at Conrail for 40 years and retired in 1981. He was a member of Colony Heights Church of Christ and American Legion Post #296. He was a WWII Army veteran, enjoyed horseshoes, bowling, fishing, and hunting. He was preceded in death by daughter Judith L. Green.

He is survived by wife Patricia C. Carnes, Fort Wayne; son Robert Neal Carnes, Jr., Fort Wayne; daughter...

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Ruth Antin Chambers, 82, died Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Alan R. Chambers, MD and sons, Richard Chambers & Michael Chambers.

She is survived by sons Mark C. Chambers, Fort Wayne; Alan R. Chambers, Jr., Fort Wayne; daughter Melanie R. Davenport, Fort Wayne; brother Walter Antin Hammond, Louisiana; and 9 Grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton...

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Ruth Ellen Bowman, 64, died Sunday, February 2, 2003 at her rural Yoder Residence. A native of Fort Wayne, She was a Payroll Coordinator for Lutheran Health Network for 20 years. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by a sister Rosemary Sorg, and by here parents William & Garnett Newhard Sorg.

She is survived by her husband Kenneth L. Bowman, Yoder, Indiana; daughters Rosemary Shipman, Fort Wayne; Robin Bowman, Chicago, Illinois; sons John K. Bowman...

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