Aletha A. Sills

April 18, 1943December 24, 2018

Aletha A. Sills, 75, of Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018 at Coventry Meadows. She was born April 18, 1943 in Columbia City to the late Carl and Loretta (Armel) Bridegam. She was a graduate of Columbia City High School and worked most of her life caring for her family as a homemaker. She was a member of Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren. Surviving are her daughters, Debbi (Mike) Carnahan of Roanoke and Patti Sills of Fort Wayne; granddaughters, Hope Carnahan and Adrianna Wright; and siblings, Garnett Pettigrew and Marvin (Ellen) Bridegam, both of Columbia City, and Irene (Clifford) Gagnon of Leesburg, IN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Sills in 2016; son, Nathan Paul Sills in 1970; and siblings, Harold Bridegam, Von Bridegam, Thomas Bridegam, Paul Bridegam, and Patricia Gates. A funeral service will be held Friday, December 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809 with visitation starting at 3:00 PM. Preferred memorials may be made to the granddaughters’ college funds / checks payable to Debbi Carnahan. Please visit to leave condolences.


  • the Granddaughters’ college funds / checks payable to Debbi Carnahan


  • Visitation Friday, December 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 28, 2018

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Celeste Saunier

December 27, 2018

To my sweet friend Patti Sills..I know you are going to have such a difficult time but always remember that God is good. Your Mom is not suffering anymore. As my Mom said, what a blessing to have our loved one taken on such a beautiful, religious holiday. He must have needed a special Angel. I continue to pray for you and your family for strength during this difficult time. All my love, Celeste Saunier