Erma I. Buckles, 100, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Miller's at Oak Pointe. Born September 2, 1919 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Owen E. and Florence I. (Moroney) Fought.
She graduated from Albion High School with the Class of 1937. On July 2, 1937, she married Victor E. Buckles and moved to Columbia City in 1943. She worked at Blue Bell for 27 years, UTC in Columbia City for 10 years, Ames Dept. Store for 2 years, Whitley Memorial Hospital and was a homemaker. Erma had attended Faith Baptist Church, Community Bible Church and currently at Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Carolyn Furnas of Columbia City, Elnora (Howard) Lewellyn of Ossian, Janet Coker and Barbara McCullough both of Columbia City; half-brothers, Byron (Marilyn) Fought of Ligonier and Harold (Sallie) Fought of Ligonier; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 11 great- great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Katherine Painter; half-brothers, Russell, Ernast and Everett Fought; 4 grandchildren; and son-in-law, David McCullough.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City with visitation beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Stringtown Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given in her memory to Parkview Whitley Home Heath Care and Hospice or the American Diabetes Assoc. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send her family condolences online.
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Brett Gerber, Randy Grimes, Kris Hardiman and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
Our thought and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Romona, Rita and Ryan Dunfee
Think of all you girls! Love, Heather Reid
So Sorry for your loss.
Martha and Samuel Bowser
Thinking of you all! Such a sweet and special lady. Xoxo
Thoughts and prayers for you all. Erma was a very special lady. Hugs.
Norma Eiler Lickey
Caroline and Family
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