Edna E. Gamble

Edna Elizabeth Gamble, 96, of Goshen, IN, and a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 9:45 p.m. at Maples of Waterford Crossing.

After graduating from Washington Center High School, Mrs. Gamble earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Huntington University, a master’s degree in counseling from Purdue University and a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Saint Francis. She completed class work toward a doctorate at Michigan State University and was licensed as a reading specialist.

She worked as a reading specialist at schools in Freeport and McHenry, IL, and in Huntington. She was honored as an outstanding language arts teacher while teaching in Illinois. After retiring, she became an active partner in Gamble Homes, a home construction company.

She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ and Delta Kappa Gamma honorary education sorority. She volunteered at Love In the Name of Christ and served on the Winona Lake Town Council.

She was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Washington Township, Whitley County, to John and Dora Nancy Sievers Kneller. She married Duane O. Gamble on Feb. 21, 1941, in Picket County, TN, and he preceded her in death in 2015.

Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Thompson, of Columbia City, and Paula (Robert) Shively, of Somerset, PA; a son, Victor (Jo Rice) Gamble, of Mentone; six grandchildren, Troy (Wendy) Gamble, of Noblesville; Shane (Allison) Gamble, of Fishers; Andrew Thompson, of Columbia City; Anne (Tom) Titus, of Coesse; Christine Shively, of Westfield; and Sarah (Jarred) Romesburg, of Somerset, PA; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. A service will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017, at 2 p.m., with calling one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Eberhard Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to Love In the Name of Christ, in Huntington.

To sign the online guest register, visit www.demoneygrimes.com.