Jeanne Kay Kirchner, 66, of Columbia City, died unexpectedly at her home at 9:18 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7, 2020.
She was born Dec. 12, 1953, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of the late Harold E. and Charlotte Juanita (Zimmerman) Worthman. Raised in Decatur, she graduated from Belmont High School.
Jeanne had lived in Fort Wayne, and Denver, Colo. and in 1999, she moved to Columbia City.
She worked at Roman Mill Frozen Food in Decatur for seven years and completed her work career in March 2011 as a contractor with SDI, Columbia City, with five years of service.
She enjoyed spending time with her children and animals.
She is survived by a son, Mitch Kirchner of Sedalia, Colo. and a daughter, Theresa Green of Columbia City; sisters, Judith (Robert) Crowell of North Port, Fla. and Susan (John) Freistroffer of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Michael (Linda) Worthman of Columbia City.
A private memorial service is at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.
Preferred memorials are to the Humane Society of Whitley County.