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Born: Fri., Sep. 16, 1927
Died: Mon., May 30, 2011


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Donnabelle M. Sroufe, age 83, of Columbia City, Ind. passed away at 10:05 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne after spending three years at Sycamore Village.  Born on September 16, 1927 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of George Earl "Pappy" and Mary Alice (Addis) Loe.                  

She attended the West Ward School and spent her entire lifetime in Whitley County, except for later in life she wintered in Texas until the passing of her husband. On December 13, 1947 she married Carl Sroufe in Columbia City. Donnabelle worked at Whitley Products, Viking and retired from Larwill Products. After her retirement in 1978 she worked part-time at Burger King.    

Survivors include her 6 children, twin boys, Larry (Arlene) Sroufe of Larwill and Gary (Mary Lou) Sroufe of South Whitley, Everette (Lucia) Sroufe, South Whitley, Jimmie (Pat Vetor) Sroufe of Fairmount, and twin girls Linda (Randy Gaff) Dafforn, Columbia City and Sinda (Robert Hendry) O'Reilly, Columbia City; 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 2 sisters, Marcia Maley, Columbia City and Betty Gray, Churubusco. Also she is survived by several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Sroufe who passed away on April 16, 1985; parents, George Earl "Pappy" and Mary Alice Loe; and 3 brothers, Guy and Paul Loe and Donald Smith.  

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011 with Pastor Lanny Maloney officiating. Burial will follow at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam. Memorial bequests may be given in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. Envelopes will be available through the funeral home.

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Eddie Beagles
To the Entire Sroufe Family;

May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.

Eddie Beagles and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home

Cindy Krouse
   Posted Wed June 01, 2011
Sorry about your lost, I am a friend of Tiffs

Emily Kreiger
   Posted Thu June 02, 2011
Tiffany, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandma. I pray you find comfort during this time of loss.

   Posted Thu June 02, 2011

To the family of Donnabelle I send my condolence. She is with Jesus now at peace.

   Posted Thu June 02, 2011
To Donnabelle's family, my sincere condolences for your loss. A friend from the past 35 yrs. ago. God Bless and Keep you all.

   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
To the entire Sroufe Family. We are sorry to hear about your loss. God Bless all of you during this difficult time. Are prayer's are with you.

Chuck Winkler
   Posted Sat June 04, 2011
Sorry to hear of your loss. Wish we could have been there to support you. I give Aunt Donna lots of credit for raising 6 kids.

Our prayers are with you.

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