Colleen High, 86

Colleen High, 86, North Manchester, passed away at 6:57 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, on Nov. 11. She was born May 18, 1928 in Wabash County to Richard and Eva (Eby) Reiken.

Colleen was a homemaker and worked at Peabody Seating Co., North Manchester, and Controls, North Manchester. She first married Jack Foust; he passed way in 1959. She later married Raymond High Jr. on Oct. 14, 1976; he passed away on Sept. 26, 2002. Colleen’s family and animals were her life. She enjoyed going to Wal-Mart and KFC. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and watching old westerns.

She is survived by her companion, William Beeney, North Manchester; two sons, Rock (Belinda) Foust, North Manchester; Jack Foust, Mooresville, N.C.; two stepsons, Wade High, San Diego, Calif.; Dan (Kathleen) Barger, Baltimore, Md.; one daughter, Janet (Paul) Daniel, Servia; two stepdaughters, Jody Long, Martinsville; Lori (Joel) Johannsen, Lafayette; nine grandchildren, Brian (Meghan) Foust, North Manchester; Dane Foust, North Manchester; Colleena (David) Jimenez, North Manchester; Sabrina (Ron) France, Breman; Tony Daniel, North Manchester; Tonya (Jeff) Arrington, North Carolina; Jack (Heather) Foust III, North Carolina; Heather (Rex) Addair, North Manchester; Amanda Conley, North Manchester; and 23 great-grandchildren; Karrissa and Morgan Jimenes, Zoey France, Mason and Tristan Hattabaugh, Ryder, Anthony and Easton Foust, Cody and Caleb Arrington, Brianna and Kaley Foust, Kaidyn and Koltyn Alexander, Isabella Miller, Trey, Brianna and Peyton Addair, Ryle Huffman, Shyanne and Angelica Conley and Kain Wagner.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, two grandchildren, Stacy Foust and Shane Hoffman; one great grandchildren, Chase Foust; three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut St., North Manchester, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the church.

Memorials may be made to Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Ave., Wabash, IN 46992.

Arrangements were entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.

Posted on 2014 Nov 14