JOSIE G. MANTER, 100, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, November 18, 2008, at home. Born in Rockford, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ellen Dull. She retired in 1973 from A.R.A. Food Service after 24 years at International Harvester.
She is survived by her sons, Robert Manter of Santee, California and Donald Manter of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward, in 1960; second husband, Merle Potts, in 1968; and siblings, George Dull, Clayborn Dull, Ocie Serveris and Marjorie Holme.
She moved to Fort Wayne area after retiring and selling her home. She was known to the children of Sandy Bunn’s Day Care as Aunt Josie, where she often helped out.
Her family would like to thank the Heartland Hospice for all their help and caring at the end of her life; Chaplin Robin, Georgia, Tina, Kelly, Leslie and the two Linda’s. And also all the employee’s of the Hamilton House Assisted Living, The Villa of the Woods, and the Covington Manor Rehab. She made many friends the last 13 months of her life as she had to move depending on her needs.
Service was at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 State Road 930 E., New Haven, The Rev. Robin LaRue officiating. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven.
Preferred memorials to the Arthritis Foundation or Heartland