Billie F. Rykard
Billie F. Rykard
  • August 27, 1928 - August 9, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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BILLIE F. RYKARD, 88, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017. She was born in Kirkmansville, KY, on August 27, 1928. Billie retired from Parkview Memorial Hospital in 1993 after 21 years of service. She served well over 20 years as president of the Belle Vista / Allendale Neighborhood Association and was a member of the Waynedale United Methodist Church. Surviving are her daughters, Beryl Sue (Robert) Noble of Ocala, FL, and Judy Lynne (Tommy Myers) Cole of Fort Wayne; grandsons, Chad A. (Lisa) Noble of Ocala, FL, Corey A. (Stephanie) Noble of Brooklyn, NY, and Adam D. Noble of Hanoi, Vietnam; granddaughter, Cathi L. (Paul Baumann) Brockman of Nordheim, TX; great-granddaughters, Shaelyn Jaye Noble and Riley Jo Buettner; stepsons, William F. (Jill) Rykard of Decatur, IN and Dennis L. (Melanie) Fedeli of Jacksonville, FL; and stepdaughters, Alice D. (Eric) Ohmart of Fort Wayne and Linda K. Fedeli of Rocky Face, GA; step-granddaughters, Roxanne Olson, Vannesa White, Monica Romer; step-grandsons, John, Cody and Lance Shifferly, Michael Ohmart, Gary Flugge, Lou Rhodes, and Jesse Searls; step-great-grandchildren, Samantha Buettner, Haley Baumann, Charitie Marie Olson, Tabitha Rhodes, Alana White, Sholom Romer, Jimmy Buettner and Zach Baumann, Brandon Alexander Olson, Dakota Alan Olson, Christopher Allan Ohmart. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Alvin Byron Cole Jr., Rocky P. Fedeli and Paul Rykard Sr. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2017, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne (IN 46819), with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial at Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials to Cancer Services of Allen County, The Ringing of the Rivers Project, and Healing Partnerships.