Charlotte Christine "Chris" Paulus, 62, of Columbia City, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 11:16 a.m. at her home.
Mrs. Paulus graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1970. She received her certification as a licensed practical nurse in 1977 and earned a degree as a registered nurse in 1991. She had worked for Whitley Memorial Hospital in Columbia City, House Call Home Health Care, Heartland Hospice and Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, where she continued to volunteer after retirement.
She was a member of Columbia City United Methodist Church, where she was a pre-school board member, a former Sunday school teacher and a Tabatha Circle member of United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Columbia City American Legion Post 98 Auxiliary and served on the Community Christmas Committee.
She was born April 7, 1951, in Huntington. She is survived by her parents, William Charles (Sue) Kelsey, of Huntington, and Vivian Charlotte (Bodey) Stotts, of Columbia City. She married Lawrence Bernarr Paulus on Jan. 23, 1971, at Jefferson Chapel United Methodist Church, and he survives.
Additional survivors include two sons, William Daniel (Arlinda) Paulus, of Columbia City, and Nicholas Andrew (Desiree) Paulus, of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Charles L. (Vicki) Kelsey, of North Manchester, and Cary Dean (Betty) Kelsey, of Elkhart; four sisters, Mary Susan (Dan) Riccius, of North Manchester; Shirley M. (Charles) Fox, of Indianapolis; Sharon Kay Lee, of Fort Wayne; and Amy Lou (Bob) Blake, of Vincennes; and four grandchildren.
Calling is Thursday, May 2, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia city. A service will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013, at 10 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service, at Columbia City United Methodist Church, 605 N. Forest Parkway, Columbia City. Rev. David Arnold will officiate. Burial will be at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne.
Memorial gifts may be made to Columbia City United Methodist Church or Visiting Nurse Hospice Home.