Betty J. Loveless

February 12, 1925April 17, 2019

Betty J. Loveless, 94, of Ossian passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital. She was born on February 12, 1925 in Allen County, a daughter of the late Herschel Reed and Claudia McCoy. She was a long time employee at McJohn’s Photo Lab before retiring. She loved to go fishing with her grandchildren, enjoyed her crafts, going to craft shows, and her flowers. Surviving family include her four sons, Robert (Gertrude) Joker of Ossian, Barry (Sandra) Joker of Bluffton, Terry (Andrea) Joker of Fort Wayne, and Jeff Joker of Florida; two daughters, Patty (Dick) Daggett of Pleasanton, California and Suzanne Hart of Yoder; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 16 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in passing by three husbands, Glenn Joker, Harold Coil, and Paul Loveless. Funeral service will be 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne with visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to the church.


  • St. Mark's Lutheran Church


  • Visitation Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Final Resting Place: Covington Memorial Gardens Tuesday, April 23, 2019


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Joshua McCray

April 27, 2019

You were with me today Grandma. We fished together like the old times and I thought of that every moment. Even more so when I caught 10 fish! I miss you very much. Thank you for everything you taught and showed me.

Your Grandson,


Bailey McCray

April 20, 2019

Marlowe loves talking about her great-grandma Betty. One of my good friends said she was talking about her during her last play-date with my friend's daughter. Grandma Betty left a bright light on everyone's heart. We will miss you!


April 20, 2019

We were so happy to be able to visit Grandma Betty this past December and share a meal with her. Our son was able to meet his great-grandma. He ran up to her and jumped in her lap. I've never seen him do that with anyone! It was a heart-warming experience we will never forget. Then he broke the handle off her wheelchair! She told wonderful stories of the past, especially of music, trips to Chicago, and funny stories about the boys. Our daughter has a stuffed bear Grandma Betty gave to her during a visit a few years ago. She has been sleeping with it every night and won't let her brother near the bear. Your memory will live on for many years and generations to come. We will miss you Grandma Betty. We deeply wish we could be there for the service. Our Arizona hearts are in Indiana right now. - Adam, Bailey, Marlowe and Collin