Louise E. Cameron, 97, formerly of Columbia City, died at 5:14 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the home of her granddaughter in Warren where she had been living.
She was born June 15, 1921, in Richland Township, Whitley County, a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Elsie M. (Foreman) Hoffert. Her formative years were spent in Whitley and Noble County where she attended Larwill School, Washington Twp. School, Noble County and graduated from Wolf Lake High School.
On January 11, 1941 she married John B. Cameron, Sr. They made their home in Larwill. In 1967, the couple moved to Columbia City. Mr. Cameron died September 22, 1987.
In addition to being a homemaker, she worked for the former Blue Bell, Columbia City; Chamberlin Products, South Whitley; and completed her work career at Mutual Insurance Co., Fort Wayne.
She enjoyed domestic travel and would often join the seniors bus tours to points of interest. She liked playing cards, especially canasta. Throughout her life she took pleasure in vegetable gardening providing fresh produce for her family. In her younger years, she and her husband made frequent camping trips.
She is survived by her two children, John (Betty) Cameron, Jr., Indianapolis and Linda (Dennis) Keyser, Roanoke; nine grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Additionally, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Dennis Cameron and a brother, Leonard Hoffert.
The funeral service is 2 p.m. Sunday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial is at the Lake View Cemetery, Larwill. The visitation is 12 p.m. until the service Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials in Louise honor are to the donor’s choice.