Obituaries » Jean M. Halliwill (Ryan)

September 29, 1929 - February 20, 2018

Funeral Service Date
February 23, 2018
Funeral Service Time
10:30 am

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Jean M. Halliwill, 88, died February 20, 2018 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Jean was born September 12, 1929 in Fort Wayne to the late Sylvester and Gertrude Ryan. Jean worked for GTE and Bowsers, and later for Kids at Heart. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and coached the St. Henry Catholic School’s basketball team. She was also a member of the Home Demonstration Club and Rosary Sodality. Jean is survived her husband of 67 years, Lynn Halliwill; sons, Mark (Starla) Halliwill of Denver, CO. and Jon (Erika) Halliwill of Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Karen (Myo Myint) Bender and Lori (Robbie) Starkey both of Fort Wayne, IN; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Jean was preceded in death by her twin sister, Joan Gaskill, and sister, Virginia Guevara, brothers, Donald and Richard Ryan. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Friday, February 23, 2018, at Saint Henry Catholic Church, 2929 Paulding Rd, Fort Wayne, IN, with calling one hour prior. Visitation will also be held Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 3pm to 8 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne with a rosary at 4 pm. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse / Hospice Home or Masses. To sign the online guest book, go to


Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

Rosary at 4 pm

Visitation Date

February 22, 2018

Visitation Time

03:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Additional Info

Rosary at 4 pm

Funeral Service Information:

St. Henry Catholic Church

Phone: 260-447-4100

Address: 2929 Paulding Rd. Fort Wayne IN, 46816

Service Date: February 22, 2018

Service Time: 3:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior at church

Funeral Service Date

February 23, 2018

Funeral Service Time

10:30 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior at church

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