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Donnabelle M. Sroufe, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne after spending three years at Sycamore Village. Born Sept. 16, 1927 in Columbia City, she was a daughter of George Earl â€śPappyâ€ť and Mary Alice (Addis) Loe.
She attended the West Ward School and spent her entire lifetime in Whitley County, except for later in life she wintered in Texas until the passing of her husband. On Dec. 13, 1947 she married Carl Sroufe in Columbia City. She worked at Columbia Products, Viking and retired from Larwill Products. After her retirement in 1978 she worked part-time at Burger King.
Survivors include her six children, twin boys, Larry (Arlene) Sroufe of Larwill and Gary (Mary Lou) Sroufe of South Whitley, Everette (Lucia) Sroufe of South Whitley, Jimmie (Pat Vetor) Sroufe of Fairmount, and twin girls, Linda (Randy Gaff) Dafforn, Columbia City and Sinda (Robert Hendry) Oâ€™Reilly, Columbia City; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Marcia Maley of Columbia City and Betty Gray of Churubusco. Also she is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Sroufe who passed away April 16, 1985; parents, George Earl â€śPappyâ€ť and Mary Alice Loe; and three brothers, Guy and Paul Loe and Donald Smith.
Visitation will held 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday with Pastor Lanny Maloney officiating. Burial will follow at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
Memorial bequests may be given in her memory to the Alzheimerâ€™s Association or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. Envelopes will be available through the funeral home. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.