Mary Zuber, 74

COLUMBIA CITY — Mary Louise Zuber, 74, Columbia City, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at her residence.She was born on July 17, 1937, in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Alexander and Dorothy (Kohel) Fox.She attended Central Catholic High School, Fort Wayne and then married Wayne A. Zuber on Oct. 16, 1954, in Fort Wayne.She was a homemaker and lived in Fort Wayne until 1990, moving to their lake home in Wolcottville for 17 years and has lived in Columbia City the past four years.She was an artist who enjoyed ceramics, creating porcelain dolls, cross-stitching, beading and also enjoyed playing dominos and cards.She was very active at the Woodland’s Senior Center and was a member of the Old Bats and Red Hats, both in Columbia City and the Silver Striders and Domino Girls in Wolcottville.She is survived by three children including, Lola (Phil Richards) Bendele, Sarasota, Fla., James (Rita) Zuber, Fort Wayne and Julie (Joseph) Gruss, Columbia City; five grandchildren, John Bendele, Adam Zuber, Tim Zuber, Jessica Burkett and Marie Neer and six great-grandchildren, Jacob Bendele, Milo Burkett, Felix Burkett, Alexa Zuber, Ann Neer and Jade Neer; three sisters, Janet (Harold) George, Martha Rose “Marty” Roberts and Nancy (Robert) Howey all of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Wayne A. Zuber, brother, Ronald Fox and sister, Barbara Ann Campos.Visitation will be held Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. with the funeral service immediately following at 3 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.Sharon Brockhaus, Certified Funeral Celebrant will officiate. Committal service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Gaspar’s Catholic Cemetery, Rome City.Please log on to for additional information or to leave an condolence.