SHARON RIES, 73, of Columbia City, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at her home. Born in Fort Wayne, Sharon worked with Mag navox and Alcola for many years before retiring. Sharon loved working. She enjoyed yard work, traveling, camping, and spending time with her family. "She loved her family and cherished all her grandchildren." Surviving are her husband, Russell "Jerry" Ries of Columbia City; children, Steve Paul (Vickie) Ries of Fort Wayne, Russell Ries Jr. of New Haven, Thomas (Christine) Ries and Debra (Homer) Jacobs, both of Avilla, and Raymond Ries of Columbia City; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Ruth (Richard) Stroud of Liberty Center, Bud (Lois) Johnson of Florida, Norma (Frank) Moser of Ossian, Jerry (Sandy) Johnson of North Carolina, and Caroline (Dave) Schaefer of Bluffton, Ind. She was preceded in death by parents, Paul and Bernice Johnson; and grandson, Austin Thomas Ries. Service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. David Mitchell officiating. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the funeral home. Entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the . To sign the online guestbook, please visit


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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Pine Valley
1320 East Dupont Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 426-9494

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 26, 2012