Deann Warren

Deann Warren went to be with the Lord on July 12, 2019 at 10:55 p.m. She was born on Dec. 17, 1966, to Frank Warren and Cass Rish.

She was an avid skater and had competed as a dance roller-skater at Rock Lake Skate Rink. She helped start several skating clubs in Warsaw and Mishawaka.

While in high school, she was involved in rifles and competed in the Junior Miss contest.
Dee had many hobbies and one of her most cherished was her involvement in Girl Scouts. She was a member and then later became a troop leader. She was a very talented homemaker, making all of the baby clothes for her children.

She also took part in Taekwondo and earnd a second degree black belt in Taekwondo. She enjoyed music and had several bands she went to see, her favorites being, Small Town.

She continued to serve the community by becoming a volunteer with the Wabash County Emergency Management agency, and Cert team. She always looked for ways to serve. She even served at the Congregational Christian Church as the person who watches the children. She really enjoyed kids and this made her an even more loving person. Her love extended to animals and most notable, her three cats who she rescued. There was not a person in town that did not have a connection with Dee in one way or another. She graduated from Manchester High School in 1985. She also earned her associates degree from Ivy Tech in business and accounting where she graduated first in her class. Deann was employed with Kalenborn Abresist, Urbana, Indiana since 2003 where she had multiple positions, most recently doing estimating.

She is survived by her daughter, Kayleigh (John) Powell, Noblesville; son, Jacob (Shay) Shepherd; mother and step-father, Cass (John) Rish, North Manchester; brother, Tony (Margaret) Warren, North Manchester. Also survived by her grandson, Theodore “T-rex” Powell who made her proud to be called grandma; nephew, Mathew, and niece, Sarah; and her longtime companion, David Holley.

She was preceded in death by her father Frank Warren and grandparents Ray and Mabel Warren and Clarence and Theda Hairrell.

There is no funeral; a celebration of life is planned at a later date. As she was determined she wanted friends and family to remember how to have fun as she had always tried to live life.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.


Posted on 2019 Jul 16