Deann Warren went to be with the Lord at 10:55 p.m., July 12, 2019. She was born on Dec. 17, 1966, to Frank Warren and Cass Rish.
She was a very talented young lady with a list of hobbies that had no end. She was an avid skater and had competed as a dance Roller-skater at Rock Lake Skate Rink which was owned by her grandparents. She helped start several skating clubs in Warsaw and Mishawaka.
While in high school, she was well-loved. She was involved in rifles and she even competed in the Junior Miss contest, she was very proud of the dress she had worn made by her and her mother.
Dee had many hobbies and one of her most cherished was her involvement in Girl Scouts. She was a member and then later became a troop leader. She loved to share her experiences of horse camp at Kokiwanee and the times she would help start the summer getting the horses ready for the campers.
She was a very talented homemaker, making all of the baby clothes for her children.
She also took part in Taekwondo. She earned her 2nd-degree black belt in Taekwondo and she was proud of Jacob’s board breaking abilities and getting the belts that showed the ranks.
She later in life got the courage to get her motorcycle license and she had a motorcycle of her own which she called Emma, she was so proud to be able to keep up with the bigger bikes. She loved to be the off-bike that everyone asked questions about.
She enjoyed music and had several bands she went to see. One of her favorites being, Small Town. Anywhere they played she would travel to see them. She became part of their band family.
She continued to serve the community by becoming a volunteer with the Wabash County Emergency Management Agency, and Cert team. She always looked for ways to serve. She even served at the Congregational Christian Church as the person who watches the children. She really enjoyed kids and this made her an even more loving person. Her love extended to animals and most notable, her three cats who she rescued. There was not a person in town that did not have a connection with Dee in one way or another. She graduated from Manchester High School in 1985. She also earned her associates degree from Ivy Tech in business and accounting where she graduated first in her class. Deann was employed with Kalenborn Abresist, Urbana, Indiana since 2003 where she had multiple positions, most recently doing estimating.
She is survived by her daughter, Kayleigh (John) Powell, Noblesville; son, Jacob (Shay) Shepherd; mother and step-father, Cass (John) Rish, North Manchester; brother, Tony (Margaret) Warren, North Manchester. Also survived by her grandson, Theodore “T-rex” Powell who made her proud to be called grandma; nephew, Mathew and niece, Sarah; and her longtime companion, David Holley.
She was preceded in death by her father Frank Warren and grandparents: Ray and Mabel Warren and Clarence and Theda Hairrell.
A celebration of life for Deann will be held Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Warvel Park Scout Hall, 702 North Market Street, North Manchester, IN 46962 from 1-6 p.m. At 11:00 a.m. there will be a final motorcycle ride with bikes escorting the family to Kokiwanee Nature Preserve, 5825 East 50 South, Lagro, IN 46941. Cars are welcome. Once arrived, the family will walk the trail to release cremated remains. They will then return to the Scout Hall for the celebration.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.