In 1951, she graduated from Central High School, Fort Wayne. She enjoyed gardening, shopping and home decorating. She treasured her family and friends. She felt her most valued accomplishment was her children and grandchildren. Her devout Christian faith, perpetual patience and support were among her strongest gifts.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Don David; sons, including, Richard (Holly) of Churubusco, Joseph (Susan) and Philip (Oneida), both of Fort Wayne; daughters, Rebecca (Tim) Pape and Lizette (Pete) Downey, both of Fort Wayne; and 15 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Rebecca Ann; her third son, Kenneth Charles; and her only brother, Carl Harvey, Jr.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 Friday, October 28, 2011, with visitation at 10 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4500 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne. Visitation is from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road.
Graveside service at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home.