Cheryl McDevitt, 56

Cheryl L. McDevitt, 56, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:44 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at her home.Born July 9, 1955, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Robert Leon and Gloria Jean (Watson) Gibson. A lifetime Columbia City resident, she graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the class of 1973 and Ravenscroft Beauty College in 1980.On June 3, 1973, she was united in marriage to Keith D. McDevitt at Faith Baptist Church, by Pastor Morris Scutt.She was a hairstylist for 25 years; substitute teacher for four years; and recently retired as office manager of Speedway Sand and Gravel, Columbia City, where she had been employed for the past four years.She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Whitley County Republican Party, Whitley County Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity, where she helped with the first home built by all women.She enjoyed camping, but her involvement with her grandchildren was her life joy.Survivors include her husband, Keith D. McDevitt of Columbia City; son, Aaron L. (Carla Mossburg) McDevitt of South Whitley; daughter, Jenee (Ryan) Nix of Columbia City; seven grandchildren including, Grace McDevitt, Elijah McDevitt, Maycee Nix, Dinah McDevitt, Alison Mossburg, Kayla Mossburg and Malarie Nix; one brother, Matthew L. (Dianna) Gibson and one niece, April Gibson both of Columbia City. She was preceded in death by her parents.Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Les Gamble and Pastor James Cress officiating.Burial will follow at Nolt Cemetery, Columbia City. Memorials may be given in memory of Mrs. McDevitt to the scholarship funds of either Whitley County 4-H Inc. or Columbia City FFA. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.