Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Martha Jane and family,

I was so sorry to hear of Rosie's passing. However, looking at the Memory Book on line, I realize what a wonderful life and family she had.
May those memories live on in all of you and help bring you some peace.
Sisters are so precious, and between us, we had some really great ones. We cry at their passing and smile at all the wonderful loving memories.

Your Friend Always,

Carole June

Posted by Carole Jarboe Cullen - Crossville, TN - Friend of Martha Jane   February 19, 2012

To Brian and Family:
I am very sorry to hear of your great loss.
Jane Hamilton

Posted by Jane Hamilton - Champaign, IL - UDC Alumnus   February 06, 2012

Gene, we are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Nancy Downs - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend and Neighbor   February 06, 2012

Coach Redding,

Sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Linda Graham

Posted by Linda Graham - Indianapolis, IN   February 06, 2012


I am very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please accept my condolences.
I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you.
My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Mangesh Pardeshi - Champaign, IL - Friend   February 06, 2012

Gene & family
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.Rosie will be greatly missed she was a very nice lady.Rog enjoyed lots of fresh fish from her she was always nice to share.Living across from you for 27 years we were lucky to get to enjoy Rosie's flowers especially her purple Phlox.I knew if I even looked in that direction and Smokey was out he was gonna come across the street and if Rosie was out Smokey was gonna be in trouble and he knew it.When we had our fire we were blessed to have such great neighbors and Gene you and Rosie were the best.We were at the house working one day and Rosie walked over and said here's our house key if you need to rest,use the bathroom anything at all.That was the nicest thing and that meant a lot to Rog and I.Like I said all who knew her will greatly miss her. Rosie is with God know and at peace and she will look down upon us with a smile. Sincerely Roger & Sheila Bremer

Posted by Sheila & Roger Bremer - Fort Wayne, IN - Neighbors for 27 years   February 06, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of Rosie's passing. May the Lord's blessings and comfort be with each of you.

Posted by The Allen Family - Fort Wayne, IN - Friends of the Family   February 05, 2012


Dear Gene:
We were saddened to read of the passing of your wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

Posted by Dave and Shari Ray - Fort Wayne, IN   February 03, 2012

To Rosies family....Your Monther was a member of the SIS, Sisters in Study, Group. She
was perfect in attendance except when she was traveling or visiting a sister. Her love
for Jesus shone like a candle. She shared her love with all of us. We have many fond memories of the times we shared with her at Bible Study. May you be comforted to know what a wonderful lady Rosie was. We shall miss her. God be with all of you.

Nancy Hackworth

Posted by Nancy Hackworth - Decatur,, IN - friend   February 03, 2012


We are so saddened to hear of your mother's passing. Both of us have been in this situation and know the loss felt from this type of a loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Blessings -- Charles and Debby Vannoy

Posted by Charles and Debby Vannoy - Mahomet, IL - friend of Brian   February 03, 2012


Extending deepest sympathy
For you in your loss.
And hoping, too,
That comfort and peace
May come to you.

Having lost my mother so sudden and still feeling the pain of missing her physical presence among us while we still cherish the warm moments with her - I could see your pain. Feel blessed for her peaceful passing away and pray for her soul. My prayers are with your family.


Posted by Usha Pathuri - Champaign, IL - Colleague   February 03, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God's love help you through this difficult time.

Posted by Becky Fairfield - Lehigh Acres, FL - Friend of Brian's   February 03, 2012

Dear Gene and Family,
Our family will always remember our shared vacations, such as Disney World, Daytona Beach (driving straight thru in an RV with 6 adults and 8 kids), Washington D.C. Michigan, and the Smokey Mountains.
Your mom had a very strong faith that she passed on to all of you. Her Stephens Ministry was very helpful to more people than we all realize.
Your family was very supportive thru these difficult years. You all were at her bedside, especially Gene. She will be looking down and enjoying her grandkids sports just as much as she did her own kids. Purdue lost a great fan
but she will be watching from above.
Even though we will not be able to be there these next few days, all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Love to you all, Al, Pam, Dawn, Dyan and Dena

Posted by Pam & Al Klopfenstein - Fort Myers, FL - friends   February 03, 2012


I'm very sorry for your loss. I trust that you'll find the love and support to guide you through this difficult time. Mrs. Redding, may "flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."

Posted by Bob Harr - Champaign, IL - Family acquaintance   February 03, 2012


I am very sorry to hear your mom passing. May her soul rest in peace and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Posted by Krishna Appadurai    February 03, 2012

We are very sorry to learn of your mother's passing. I remember the time she came to Champaign to help with the UDC annual picnic.

May the peace of Christ distill upon your soul whenever you think of your mother.

With our sympathy,

Steve and Carolyn Newman

Posted by Steve Newman - Champaign, IL - Friend of Brian Redding   February 03, 2012

Our love and sympathy is with the Redding family...Mary and Mike Musson

Posted by Mary and Mike Musson - Fort Wayne, IN - church friends   February 03, 2012

Dear Gene & Family,

We have a long history with you, and the memories of times spent together, especially those memories of shared family vacations, are truly precious. Rosie was a loyal, caring friend with a heart full of Christian love. Even though we will miss her, we celebrate her life and share her deep conviction in the resurrection and eternal life.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss and sorrow. May your faith bring comfort, healing and peace.

With our deepest sympathy,
Lowell & Peg Griffin

Posted by Lowell & Peggy Griffin - Fort Wayne, IN - longtime friend   February 02, 2012


Your love and devotion to Rosie thru the last couple of years has been inspirational. Seeing you with her, taking care of her, watching over her is a wonderful example of how a husband should love his wife. Thank you for being the man you are.

I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Posted by Carl Kindy    February 02, 2012