Friendly, hardworking, and very family oriented, are just a few ways to describe Edna Meyer. A few historical events that occurred in 1937 include events like the Hindenburg exploding that signaled the end of the flying ship as a major form of transport, the disappearance of Amelia Earhart for her round the world flight and the grand opening of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, and on March 7, 1937 in North Manchester, Indiana, the birth of Edna Mae to Norman Utter and Lova Bayshore. Shortly after her birth Edna was adopted by Ernst and Bessie Brockmeyer, where she was given a warm loving home.
Edna grew up in Columbia City and attended local schools. In her senior year of high school she met Earl Wagner, and after a brief courtship they were married on January 9, 1955. To this union three children were born; Earlene, Cozetta, and James. As her children grew up family activities were a must-do and included picnic lunches, camping at many different campsites, and even short day trips.
Edna worked for Dana Corporation and did a wide variety of jobs for over 33 years until her retirement in 1999. While there she took advantage of the company offered G.E.D. classes to earn her own in 1986, which was a great accomplishment for her. In 1987, Earl passed away. The following year Edna met Mark Meyer through her work and after a short courtship they were married on January 27, 1989. Edna enjoyed collecting Hummel figurines and crystal vases, in addition to gardening flowers, watching the wildlife around her country home, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren!
When Edna took a break from her busy activities, she could be found listening to Alan Jackson and Mickey Gilley songs or watching Dog the Bounty Hunter, Big Brother, Survivor, The Bachelor & The Bachelorette, or any home improvement show on HGTV.
Edna will always be remembered in the hearts of those who loved and knew her so well. Edna Mae Meyer, age 82, of Columbia City, IN, passed away at 5:50 am on Saturday September 7, 2019 at her residence.
Survivors include her husband Mark Meyer of Columbia City; children Cozetta (Jim) Barnes and James (Monica) Wagner, both of Columbia City, and Earlene Alexander of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; step-children Steven (Michelle) Meyer and Jennifer (Adam) Swilley, both of Sarasota, FL, and Tracie (Norm) Klooster of Ellenton, FL; several step-grandchildren; siblings John (Sue) Helblig of Huntington, Cherryle Sexton of Murfreesboro, TN, and Judy (Ross) McBride of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Earl Wagner, sisters Delores Gilliam, Nancy Lakey, and Roberta Reynolds, brothers Bill and James Helblig.
Friends may call on Wednesday September 11, 2019 from 3:00-8:00 pm at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services for Edna will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday September 12, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in South Park Annex Cemetery, Columbia City. Memorial contributions in memory of Edna may be made to Parkview Whitley Home Health Care & Hospice. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send the family an online condolence.
So sorry for your loss Cozy, you're in my thoughts and prayers.
Earlene, James, Cozy & Families,
Deepest Sympathy for the loss of your precious Mother. What a fun, caring and wonderful person I remember. Since Earlene and I were 14 yrs old, I had the pleasure and privilege of getting to know Edna and Earl Wagner. Sitting around her kitchen table, Edna made time to listen and give advice about our teenage issues. She always treated me like family and I will never forget the warmth and love of the Wagner home and Edna's smile and infectious laugh.
Have fun dancing in Heaven. 💜
Mark, Earlene, Cozey, James and Family,
The many memories we have to share holds dear to my heart,
Aunt as we called her was a wonderful wife, mom ,grandmother and friend
She is in Heaven catching up.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all
May God give you strength in this time of grief and fond memories of
Edna Mae Brockmeyer Meyer, CCHS Alumni Class of 1955.
The Alumni of CCHS extends sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers
to Edna's family.
Our Sympathy to the family. Remember the good times with your Mother. She will be missed.
Ora and Sharon (Hurd) Simmons
James and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Linda
my sympathy to the family im so sorry for your loss.
My smypathy to the family
Edna was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. She was also the best cook I knew. I learned so much from her.
Earlene, Cozy and James, your mom was a beautiful woman. She had kindness for everyone. Loved growing up next door. So sorry for your loss. May your memories keep your hearts full. May Jesus hold your brokenness. Much love to you all. Laurie
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.
Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
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