Vanessa Rose Deermer

May 8, 1959September 10, 2017

Vanessa Rose Deermer, 58, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at her home. Born on May 8, 1959, in Huntington, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Robert and Rosetta (Rose) Searles. Vanessa attended New Haven High School and worked for over 30 years in childcare. She enjoyed fishing, roller skating and skate dancing. She is survived by her son, Justin (Cassi) Deermer of Fort Wayne; daughter, Coral (Guylon Washington) Deermer of New Haven; five grandchildren, Za’Riyah, Ariana, Karder, Laila, and Penelope; sister, Tracie Purifoy of Westland, Mich.; nephews, Rian (Lindsay) Searles and Randall (Brittany Keim) Mccomb, both of Fort Wayne; and niece, Danielle Mccomb of Fort Wayne. A Celebration of Life will be from 1-5pm on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Yolo Event Center, 4201 N. Wells St., Fort Wayne. For online condolences, please visit


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, September 24, 2017

Vanessa Rose Deermer

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September 15, 2017

I love you mommy! I just wish you were home with me! I know you and grandpa have got to be fishing right now cause it's beautiful outside!


September 14, 2017

My sincerest condolences to the family.

May the God of all comfort bring you peace and strength during this most difficult time.


September 13, 2017

My beautiful mommy! Oh how I miss you and just want to hold you so tight. Why did he have to take you from us!!!! I love you mom. Ill never go a day without you in my mind heart and soul

September 13, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about Vaneesa. I knew her from back in the back of Rita's & Colonial. She will be missed
Bev McFadden