Suzanne Francis DeFay, age 85, of Columbia City, IN, and formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away at 8:50 am on Friday April 21, 2017 at her residence. Born on March 8, 1932 in Lafayette, IN, she was the daughter of Thomas Vern and Evangeline Francis (Clark) Sherrier.
Suzanne attended and graduated from Jefferson High School, with the Class of 1947. She then attended St. Elizabeth Nursing School in Lafayette. Suzanne was a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed entertaining and her flower gardens. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.
Survivors include her children Christine (Bill) Simpson of Columbia City and Douglas (Denise) DeFay of Fort Wayne; grandchildren Ashley and Alexandria Simpson, Brittney (T.J.) Kindschy, and Nathan DeFay; great-grandchildren Makivory Simpson and Ava, Landon, and Blake Kindschy; brother John Sherrier of Port St. Lucie, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Dave Sherrier and Phil Sherrier.
In accordance with the wishes of Suzanne, there will be no calling or services at this time. Memorial contributions in memory of Suzanne may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. Arrangements by DeMoney-Grimes, a LifeStory Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send a condolence or to sign the online guest register.