Tamara Irene McCabe
Sept. 11, 1955 – Nov. 29, 2010
Irene McCabe, 55, a beloved mother, sister, daughter and friend, passed
away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort
Wayne, Ind. Tammy was born Sept. 11, 1955, in Muncie, Ind., to Robert
Vance Cox and the late Garnet Rosalyne (Coats) Cox. Tammy attended Delta
schools and graduated in 1973.
Tammy obtained a culinary certificate from Waukesha County Technical
College. After returning from Wisconsin, Tammy was employed as a cashier
for Ryan’s; worked food prep at McDonald’s; was a cook at a local
nursing home for 10 years; worked at Gaston’s Hickory Creek as an aide;
and most recently was employed as a cashier at Meijer’s in Muncie for
eight years. Tammy loved to listen to music, write poetry, go dancing
with friends, read, play bingo and card games, and spend time with
family. Tammy also loved ships and boats, animals, cats, and regularly
contributed to Muncie’s ARF.
Tammy is survived by her loving daughter, Sarah Dawn McCabe; father,
Robert Vance Cox (wife Laura); four sisters, Robin Ashcraft (husband
Duke), Sandra Cougill (husband Ernie), Jeaneen Reimschisel (husband
Joey) and Vanessa Hartman (husband Brad); and several nieces and
Tammy was preceded in death by her mother, Garnet Rosalyne Cox; sister,
Sherry Wardwell; grandparents, Leonard and Nellie Cox; and several aunts
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service
Saturday, Dec. 4, at Garden View Funeral Home, 10501 N. State Road 3,
Muncie. The Rev. Troy Kausman will officiate the service. Burial will
follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to either ARF, 1209 W. Riggin Road,
Muncie, IN 47303; and/or the American Cancer Society in memory of her
sister, Sherry Wardwell, 1216 Meridian St., Anderson, IN 46016.
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