Donnabelle G. Becktell-Comer

April 6, 1928January 7, 2021

Donnabelle G. Becktell-Comer 92 passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Millers Merry Manor Retirement Home in Garrett IN. She was born April 6, 1928, in Whitley County, IN, to the late G. Cecil and Gladys Crawford.

Donnabelle graduated from Coesse High School in 1946. She was a member of Oak Grove Church of God and Parkwood Church of God. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother. She is survived by her children, Darrell (Jin) Becktell, Steven L. (Sandra) Becktell, Vivian D. Brady, Lana J. (Roy) Stantz, Lisa A. (Kevin) Ort; siblings, Mary Lou Pittinger, John D. (Judy) Crawford; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson. Donnabelle was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert, M Becktell IN 1986 and second husband Donald L. Comer in 2006. She was also preceded in death by her sons, Thomas A. Becktell, and Timothy D. Becktell; siblings, Phil M. Crawford, Cecil Crawford, and Dot E. Cox, M. Dick Crawford, Betty A Lawrence, and Gerald Crawford.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 3pm at Oak Grove Church of God (2426 South Raber Road, Columbia City, IN), with visitation 2 hours prior at the church. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Columbia, City to follow. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home (1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne). To sign the online guestbook, please visit

Memorial donations in Donnabelle's honor may be made to Parkwood Church of God.


  • Parkwood Church of God



  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021


  • Final Resting Place, Preferred Memorial


Donnabelle G. Becktell-Comer

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Elisa Seniceros

January 28, 2021

I remember visiting Grandpa and Grandma with my dad every summer. Grandma always made delicious meals especially her peach cobbler. I loved just sitting in the recliner listening to her stories, playing cards and swimming. I always felt at home and loved because of her. She was the best Grandma, I wish I visited more as I got older. Summer visits to Indiana are some of my favorite memories and I’ll cherish them forever. I love you Grandma.

Michael Comer

January 17, 2021

Donnabelle was an amazing woman, a dedicated mother, a full time ambassador for the loving and caring for one another, a wise grandmother to so many touched lives.