Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home

6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Evelyn Irene Ford

May 26, 1941June 19, 2019

EVELYN IRENE FORD, 78, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Born May 26, 1941, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Vernon E. and Rena M. (Dinger) Parr. She was the first woman to become a Fire Marshall in Indiana. She is survived by her son, Brad (Christy) Baumgartner; daughter, Paula (Timon) Bradfield; grandchildren, Jennifer Baumgartner, Timon (Caroline) Bradfield, Brittany Bradfield, and Dillon Spindler; and great-grandchildren, Avery Parks, Aria Bradfield, Adalynn Bradfield, and Timon Bradfield. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gail Ford; and sister, Carol Retz. Funeral service is 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne (IN 46835), with visitation two hours prior. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be left online at www.hockemeyermillerfh.com


  • Heartland Hospice


  • Calling Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 23, 2019


Evelyn Irene Ford

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Bernie Hay

June 23, 2019

Evelyn was a old time family friend. I will miss both her & Carol. She was a loving soul & I will always remember our vacations at Lake Lelanaue.
Bernie Hay

genois Brabson

June 21, 2019

Dear Brad and Paula and your family my condolences and comfort to you. Your Mom was a good friend and I will always have good memories that we shared.

Genois Wilson Brabson