JESSIE A. CLOUSE, 99, passed away on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. On Oct. 14, 1931, she married Fred L. Clouse in Columbia City, and lived all of her adult life in Green Township. A homemaker, she enjoyed quilting, gardening, flowers, cooking, and most especially cherished her family. Surviving are her children, David (Judy) Clouse of Jackson, Mich., Hershel (Mary) Clouse of Inver Grove Heights, Minn. and Bette Owen of Albion; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Walter Clouse; sisters, Esther Gunder and Katie L. Noe; and brothers, Norman, Russell, Arthur, Walter, and Allen Becker. Memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the Green Center United Methodist Church, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Nancy Fergusson officiating. Memorials to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 3554 Wells St., Fort Wayne, IN 46808. Online condolences at


Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 9, 2013