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Phyllis A. Pippin

Phyllis Ann Pippin, 81, of rural Columbia City, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at 1:58 a.m. at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Pippin graduated from Jefferson Center High School. She had been employed by Stafco, in Columbia City, as an administrative assistant and payroll clerk for 35 years. She had previously worked as a waitress at Timbercrest Truck Stop, on U.S.-24, for about 15 years.

She was born July 31, 1935, in Whitley County to Carl E. and Relta Putman Shoda. She married Eugene E. Pippin on June 22, 1973, and he preceded her in death on May 19, 1997.

Survivors include two daughters, Becky A. Pippin, of Roanoke, and Brenda (Kent) Rethlake, of Columbia City; a son, Brad (Amanda) Hinen, of Columbia City; a stepson, Richard Pippin, of Roanoke; a stepdaughter, Lisa Jones, of Bunker Hill; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Calling is Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 207 N. Main St., Columbia City. A service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Jefferson Chapel (Sandbank) Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice, Fort Wayne.