Betty Baughman, 84

COLUMBIA CITY — Betty Marjorie (Method) Baughman, 84, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:54 a.m. Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.Born June 2, 1927 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Ralph Leo and Katherine Candice (Coyle) Pratt. She graduated with the Class of 1945 from Columbia City High School. A former resident of Euclid, Ohio, Albion and Muncie Lake, she lived in Whitley County the majority of her lifetime.In May, 2005 she returned to Columbia City. On Sept. 24, 1976, she married Gene Baughman in Fort Wayne. She has been employed at Schultz Bros., The Trading Post, Fibre Form, Ion Capacitor, Montgomery Ward Catalog Office, J.C. Penney, Blue Bell, Inc. office and Scott’s Grocery, all in Columbia City. She retired in August, 1989 from North American Van Lines, Fort Wayne. She was a member of Tri-Lakes Baptist Church and the Lakota Chapter. Survivors include her daughter, Katherine E. Method of Columbia City; sons, Marcus W. (Sharon) Method and Steven P. (Sue) Method, both of Fort Wayne; sister, Sandra Pratt of Columbia City; and her foster family David (Peggy) Yun and Michael (Michelle) Yun both of Knoxville, Tenn., Lisa (Stephen) Smith and Jennifer Yun, both of Atlanta; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Gene Baughman.Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City with funeral service following at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Memorials may be given in memory of Mrs. Baughman in lieu of flowers to the Lakota Chapter.Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.