Christean Calloway, 77

Christean Calloway, 77, North Manchester, passed away at 8:24 p.m. Feb. 17, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

The oldest of 12 children, Christean was born Dec. 28, 1942 in Omar, W.Va., to Ray and Cora Lee (Dalton) Dingess.
After attending Logan High School, Christean met Carl Calloway Jr. The two were married on Jan. 3, 1961, and were wed for 40 years before Carl passed away on May 17, 2001. During their years together, Christean worked for Singer Controls for two years before moving to Ohio. After returning to North Manchester, she worked at United Technologies for eight years and MJV Group, Wabash, for two years.

Christean enjoyed watching old movies, especially Westerns. It seemed she always had a book in her hand by Barbara Cartland or was dancing around the house to any tune she heard, even at times the television. She also relished her time doing puzzles, playing bingo, and spending time with her cat. Christean was a great woman and a wonderful mother who will be dearly missed by her family.

The loving memory of Christean Calloway will be cherished by her son, Timothy D. (Deborah) Calloway, Silver Lake; daughters, Debra L. (Scott) Hattery, Syracuse, and Katrina Calloway, North Manchester; brothers, Wallace Dingess, Servia, and Oscar Dale (Kathy) Dingess, North Manchester; sisters, Deloris J. Horne, North Manchester, Virgie M. (Jake) Shepherd, Servia, Carolyn R. (Randy) France, North Manchester, Mildred G. (Randy) Eckman, Wabash, and Pamela K. Craft, North Manchester; grandchildren, Brandon L. Vo, Heather R. Addair, Ashley N. Vo, Cassy N. Calloway, Cameron A. Calloway, and Noah A. Beck; great-grandchildren, Rex “Trey” Addair, Brianna Addair, Peyton Addair, and Grayson Vo.
Christean is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl Calloway Jr.; brothers, Bobbie Dingess, Allen Dingess, and Jackie Ray Dingess; and sister, Madeline Shankin.

Family and friends may call Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, County Road 300 East and County Road 1000 North, near Servia.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Christean Calloway, a love offering may be made to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, to assist with final expenses.

Posted on 2020 Feb 19