Jessica E. Keele

Jessica Erin Keele, 40, of Grand Isle, LA, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at 6:28 a.m. at Majestic Care of West Allen, in Fort Wayne.

Ms. Keele’s formative years were spent in South Whitley, where she attended Whitko High School. She later earned her GED from Huntington North High School. Afflicted with multiple sclerosis in her early twenty’s, she moved to Phoenix, AZ. She later moved to Grand Isle, LA, where she worked at one of the island’s gift shops.

Diagnosed with a malignant, aggressive brain tumor, she returned to the area for further treatment.

She was born June 27, 1979, in Columbia City to Cecil E. and Mary Lou McNabb Keele. Her mother survives in Columbia City.
Additional survivors include a son, Dallas Keele, of Indianapolis, and a brother, Aaron T. Keele of Steilacoom, WA.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Collamer Christian Church, 5850S-900W, South Whitley. Interment will be at the Jefferson Chapel–Sandbank cemetery.

Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.