ROBERT J. DeMONEY, 93, of San Jose, Calif. and a former lifetime Columbia City resident, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2013 at Glorian Manor, San Jose, Calif. Born on Aug. 7, 1919 in Columbia City, he was the son of Jesse Allen and Effie Evelyn (Lawrence) DeMoney. Bob began working for his father's funeral home, J.A. DeMoney Funeral Home at the age of 10. He graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1937. In 1938 at age 17, he graduated from mortuary school and then attended Indiana University, where he completed his formal education. He worked as a funeral director in Philadelphia and in Indianapolis before finally joining his father again in 1942. On June 9, 1946, he married Virginia F. "Ginnie" Harrison Hosler at Columbia City Trinity Methodist Church. He took over his father's funeral home and retired from DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home in 1997. He was a member of Columbia City United Methodist Church and ministered to so many members by transporting them to medical appointments. He was a long time member and Past President of the Columbia City Rotary Club. He proudly served as President of Old Settlers. Surviving are his daughter, Carolyn D. (Richard) Culliton of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sons, Michael A. (Anitra) DeMoney of San Jose, Calif., and David W. (Charlotte) DeMoney of Antibes, France; grandchildren, Emily F. and Kathleen D. Culliton, Scott S. DeMoney, Eric and Daniel DeMoney. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Virginia F. "Ginnie" DeMoney. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. Pastor David Arnold officiating. Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at South Park (Annex) Cemetery, Columbia City. Memorials may be given in memory of Mr. DeMoney to Columbia City United Methodist Church or
. Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 12, 2013