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Christean (Dingess) Calloway

December 28, 1942 — February 17, 2020

North Manchester

Christean Calloway, 77, North Manchester, Indiana, passed away at 8:24 p.m. February 17, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana. The oldest of twelve children, Christean was born December 28, 1942 in Omar, West Virginia, to Ray and Cora Lee (Dalton) Dingess.

After attending Logan High School, Christean met Carl Calloway Jr. The two were married on January 3, 1961 and were wed for forty years before Carl passed away on May 17, 2001. During their years together, Christean worked for Singer Controls for two years before moving to Ohio. After returning to North Manchester, she worked at United Technologies for eight years and MJV Group, Wabash, for two years.

Christean enjoyed watching old movies, especially Westerns. It seemed she always had a book in her hand by Barbara Cartland or was dancing around the house to any tune she heard, even at times the television. She also relished her time doing puzzles, playing bingo, and spending time with her cat. Christean was a great woman and a wonderful mother who will be dearly missed by her family.

The loving memory of Christean Calloway will be cherished by her son, Timothy D. (Deborah) Calloway, North Manchester, Indiana; daughters, Debra L. (Scott) Hattery, Syracuse, Indiana and Katrina Calloway, North Manchester; brothers, Wallace Dingess, Servia, Indiana and Oscar Dale (Kathy) Dingess, North Manchester; sisters, Deloris J. Horne, North Manchester, Virgie M. (Jake) Shepherd, Servia, Carolyn R. (Randy) France, North Manchester, Mildred G. (Randy) Eckman, Wabash, and Pamela K. Craft, North Manchester; grandchildren, Brandon L. Vo, Heather R. Addair, Ashley N. Vo, Cassy N. Calloway, Cameron A. Calloway, and Noah A. Beck; great-grandchildren, Rex “Trey” Addair, Brianna Addair, Peyton Addair, and Grayson Vo. Christean is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl Calloway Jr.; brothers, Bobbie Dingess, Allen Dingess, and Jackie Ray Dingess; and sister, Madeline Shankin.

Family and friends may call Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, County Road 300 East and County Road 1000 North, near Servia, Indiana.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Christean Calloway, a love offering may be made to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, to assist with final expenses.


Love Offering to the family c/o McKee Mortuary
1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester IN 46962

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