Virginia Dority Young Frakes
Nancy Lee (Elliott) Garringer
Nancy Lee (Elliott) Garringer, 78, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away on January 21, 2015 in Harlingen, TX. Born in Portland, IN to Raymond and Anna Mae (Rowland) Elliott, she graduated from Portland High School in 1953. She was the first girl scout in Jay County to earn the Curved Bar. She went on to graduate from Ball State Teachers College. She began teaching with Fort Wayne Community Schools in 1959 and retired in 1995. She taught at LC Ward, Harrison Hill, Adams, and Southern Heights. She enjoyed playing bridge and was an avid quilter.
Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Donald W. Garringer; her daughter Donna (Robert) Gaul of Fort Wayne; her brother Jeff (Brenda) Elliott of Vincennes, IN; nephew Chad (Danielle) Elliott of Sullivan, IN; niece Jennifer (Carl) Woods of Florence, NC; 5 great-nieces and nephews; and best friend of 55 years, Cornelia Shideler of Fort Wayne.
She is preceded in death by both of her parents. A memorial service will be held on a later date at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland, IN. Memorials can be made out to Fort Wayne Community Schools for their clothing bank.
William D. Milligan
Nell Glentzer Pensinger
Nell Glentzer Pensinger, age 102, of La Porte, and formerly of Portland, IN passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Brentwood in La Porte.
She was born in Jay County, IN on July 10, 1912 the daughter of Wilson and Abbie (Lee) Glentzer.
On July 14, 1934 she married Truman Pensinger. He preceded her in death on September 17, 1982.
She is survived by her beloved children, M. Sue (Ross) Lawrence of La Porte, IN and Dick (Emily) Pensinger of Wilmington, NC; sisters, Mary Newhouse of Bryant, IN and Norma Haffner of Yorktown, IN; Grandchildren, David Lawrence of Niles, MI, Amy Lawrence Mader of Granger, IN, and Richard Pensinger of Nashville, TN; and Great-Grandchildren, Kate, Jack, Brandon, Ross, and Amanda.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Truman Pensinger; parents; two sisters, Bonnie Gillespie and Doris Calhoun; three brothers, Lee Glentzer, George Glentzer, and Joe Glentzer.
Nell graduated from Poling High School in 1930. She farmed for several decades with her husband and also retired as a food service manager from Pennville School . In her retirement she volunteered at Jay County Hospital. She was a member of The Presbyterian Church in La Porte.
A cremation committal has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Burial will follow at a later date in Pennville Cemetery, in Jay County, IN.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 3PM on Sunday January 25, 2015 at The Presbyterian Church, 307 Kingsbury Avenue, La Porte, IN 46350. Pastor Sally Wicks will officiate. A time of visitation will be held from 2 PM until the time of the service at the church.
An additional remembrance service will be held for family and friends at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland, IN on Saturday January 24, 2015 at 2PM. A time of visitation will be held from 1PM until the time of the that service. Rev. Fran Lane-Lawrence and Rev. David Lawrence will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Portland Foundation, 112 East Main Street, Portland, IN 47371 or The Presbyterian Church of La Porte.