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Rachel Lila-Jane Sheets, 28, of Churubusco, passed away at 1:18 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
She was born on Feb. 25, 1984 in Columbia City, the daughter of Rodney Clayton Sheets and Jane Ellen (Fry) Goldwood.
She spent her entire lifetime in Whitley County. She graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 2002.
She was baptized and attended Oak Grove Church of God, Columbia City. She received her associates degree in cosmetology from Ravenscroft Beauty College, Fort Wayne.
She was first employed at Fiesta Hair Salon, then for the past two years she was a hairstylist and nail technician with Exotic Nails and Hair, Columbia City.
She recently earned her motorcycle endorsement and was a member of ABATE.
Surviving relatives include her two sons, Zavier Zickafoose, 6 and Zander Roberson, 4, both of Churubusco; mother, Jane E. (Max L. II) Goldwood, Columbia City; father, Rodney C. (Shelby) Sheets, Columbia City; two sisters, Melissa R. (Trent Pease) Stidams and Joslyn R. (Michael) George, both of Columbia City; brother, Connor C. Sheets, Columbia City; stepsister, Dana (Lyle) Baron, Columbia City; grandparents, Carl E. Sheets, Marilyn and Roger Fry, Max and Sharon Goldwood, all of Columbia City; numerous, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Elizabeth Sheets, great-grandmother Lila Schlotterback and cousin, Adam Kolb.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Johnson of Oak Grove Church of God officiating.
The burial will follow at Thorn Cemetery, Ormas. Memorial gifts may be given in Rachelâ€™s memory to her childrenâ€™s educational fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send a condolence to the family or to sign the guest register book.