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Charlene M. McDevitt

January 16, 1953 — March 13, 2022

Charlene M. McDevitt, age 69, of Columbia City, IN, passed away at 9:32 pm on Sunday March 13, 2022, at Majestic Care West, Fort Wayne.  Born on January 16, 1953, in Cumberland, Maryland, she was the daughter of John Clark and Janet (Salkheld) Lumpkins.

Charlene attended Arundel High School, Gambrills, MD., and graduated with the Class of 1971.  She then attended Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD.  On April 3, 1971, she married Nicholas McDevitt in Severn, MD.  Charlene worked at Bond Flex Rubber Company until its closing in 2002.  She then went to work her dream job at Peabody Library, until her retirement in 2016.

Charlene attended Grace Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed reading, delivering books to the homebound and to the Senior Center.  Charlene also loved spending time with her family, attending her grandsons sporting events, cooking, and baking.  In addition, Charlene was a huge Indianapolis Colts and Penn State fan.

Survivors include her husband Nicholas McDevitt of Columbia City; son Scott (Brandy) McDevitt of Columbia City; grandsons Noah McDevitt and Gabriel McDevitt, both of Columbia City; mother-in-law Jean McDevitt of Columbia City; cousin Ed (Fatha) Clark of Breezewood, PA.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service for Charlene will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday March 16, 2022, at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with calling from 9:30-11:30 am.

Memorial contributions in memory of Charlene may be made to Peabody Library.

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