Phyllis Ann Pippin, 81, Columbia City, died peacefully at 1:58 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where she was admitted on Friday.
She was born July 31, 1935 in Whitley County, a daughter of the late Carl E. and Relta (Putman) Shoda. She grew up in Jefferson Township, Whitley County and graduated high school from Jefferson Center.
On June 22, 1973 she was united in marriage to Eugene E. Pippin. They have always made their home in Jefferson Township, Whitley County. Mr. Pippin died May 19, 1997.
She was employed by Stafco, Columbia City as an administrative assistant and payroll clerk for 35 years. Prior, she was a waitress at Timbercrest Truck Stop, US 24 for approximately 15 years.
In her retirement years, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She collected humming bird figurines and prints. In the warmer months, she would meet her friends every Sunday at a local restaurant for breakfast.
Surviving relatives include two daughters: Becky A. Pippin, Roanoke; and Brenda ( Kent) Rethlake, Columbia City; a son, Brad (Amanda) Hinen, Columbia City; a step-son, Richard Pippin, Roanoke; a step-daughter, Lisa Jones, Bunker Hill; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Harmon Shoda; and an infant brother, Gene Shoda.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The burial will in the Jefferson Chapel (Sandbank) Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.