Louise Hayden, a lifetime Warsaw resident, passed away on Sunday, August 5th in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. She was 94 years old at the time of her passing.
Born on February 27, 1924 in Warsaw, Louise attended school here and graduated from Warsaw High School. Her parents, both of whom preceded her in passing, were Chauncy W. and Edith M. (Hillery) Rife.
Louise was united in marriage to I.O. Hayden in Ligonier, Indiana on June 19, 1942. I.O., known by most as “John,” preceded Louise in passing in 1987.
Louise worked for several well-known, local businesses. Most notably was her time spent with Crystal Pre-Forming, Silveus and Bradway Oil Company and the 18 years she spent at DePuy in customer service. She retired in 1986.
Louise enjoyed wintering in Florida. Together, she and John enjoyed many summers spent at Pike Lake campground where they made many lasting friendships. Louise loved animals and was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are son, Bruce (wife, Connie) Hayden of Warsaw; granddaughter, Amy (husband, Tom) Wurst of Ft. Wayne; grandson, Zach Hayden of Salt Lake City, Utah; great-granddaughter, Abigail Steger of Claypool and great-grandson, Hayden Steger of Ft. Wayne. Preceding her in passing is husband, John Hayden; two brothers, Dick and George Rife; sister, Merl Hauth and her parents.
The family will celebrate Louise’s life privately in a service to be held at Pike Lake Campground. Services are in the trusted care of Titus Funeral Home, 2000 Sheridan Street, Warsaw. Memorial gifts should be directed to Kosciusko County Animal Welfare League, PO Box 1906 Warsaw, Indiana 46581-1906.