Margaret Clifford

On January 29, 1994, she married James R. Clifford. They made their home in Tennessee and in 2002, moved to rural Columbia City. She was employed for over 28 years at Seyfert’s Foods, Fort Wayne.

Surviving are her husband, James; four sons, Harold Love Jr. and David (Staci) Love, Rex (Denise) Love, and Dennis (Teresa) Love, all of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Karen (Denny) Burnworth of Columbia City; 28 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Angie Strahm of Fort Wayne; a brother, Frank (Janet) Bontempo of Fort Wayne; and four stepdaughters, Susan (Thomas) Ellis and Barb Elbrecht, both of Fort Wayne, Linda (Randall) Collins of Churubusco, and Dawn (Randy) Gunder of Albion. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Numbers; and three brothers, Tony, James and Ralph Perrella.

Funeral service was 10 a.m. Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, with Father Gary Sigler officiating. Visitation was from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials to Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be sent to

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