Jo Ellen Worden

Jo Ellen Worden, 83, of Roanoke, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at 11:43 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Worden graduated from Huntington High School in 1953. She worked at Indiana Air National Guard from 1953 to 1957, was a farm wife and homemaker, then worked at Supermarket Services Inc. from 1974 until her retirement in 2002.

She was born Aug. 22, 1935, in Huntington to Lloyd and Edna Kuper Fluke. She married Eugene C. “Gene” Worden on June 17, 1955, in Huntington, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 2017.

Surviving are two sons, Robert E. Worden and Mark Worden, both of Roanoke; two daughters, Marsha (Don) Poulson, of Warren, and Brenda (Mike) Norwood, of Roanoke; and four  grandchildren, Landon Poulson, Braydon Poulson, Brody Norwood and Jami Jo Norwood.

Calling is Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Roanoke Memorial Chapel of Deal-Rice Funeral Homes, 240 Crestwood Drive, and Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service. Rev. Rick Hines will officiate. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Roanoke.

Memorials are to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, in care of Roanoke Memorial Chapel, 240 Crestwood Drive, Roanoke, IN 46783.

Online condolences may be made at