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Geraldine M. "Gerry" (Cole) Barrand

1925 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Geraldine M. "Gerry" (Cole) Barrand Obituary
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Geraldine M. "Gerry" Barrand, 88, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Parkview North Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Barrand was the daughter of Eugene and Ruth Cole. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Sept. 3, 1925. Three weeks after her 18th birthday, she married Alfred F. Barrand, Sr. on Sept. 25, 1943. Mr. and Mrs. Barrand lived all their lives in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area. Mr. Barrand died in Fort Wayne on Aug. 14, 2008 - a month shy of their 65th wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Barrand loved shopping, Indiana University basketball, the Chicago Cubs and going to the casino (Blue Chip was her favorite). Her greatest joy in life was being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Mrs. Barrand is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Alfred F. "Butch" Jr. and Nancy Barrand of Fort Wayne, Indiana; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Andrew and Jamie Barrand of Coldwater; two great-grandchildren, Danielle Lemke-Barrand and William Barrand of Coldwater; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and longtime friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Andrew John Barrand, on Sept. 21, 2000.

Funeral services are set for Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at D.O. McComb & Sons Maple Wood Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Calling will be today from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Parkview Hospice.
Published in The Daily Reporter on June 7, 2014
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