Dorothy B. Love

Dorothy B. Love, 89, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having ties to Roanoke, IN, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at 3:30 a.m. at Signature Healthcare in Fort Wayne, where she had been in respite for the past few days.

Mrs. Love graduated from Columbia City High School. She retired from General Electric in 1989 with 25 years of service. She had been attending New Hope Ministries in Roanoke and was a member of Columbia City Order of the Eastern Star 65, where she served as worthy matron and District 14 deputy, and also Hillbilly Clan 95.

She was born July 31, 1928, in Columbia City to John and Mabel Ida Clingerman Steele. She married Lamerl S. Love on Feb. 22, 1946, and he preceded her in death on July 5, 2013.

Surviving are a sister, Helen Darlene Johnston, of Charleston, SC.

A funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The burial was in Nolt Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are to New Hope Ministries in Roanoke.