Pause Best of Times by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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Both Louise and Dave were wonderful human beings and will long be remembered for their caring, teaching, and sharing. May the families' memories bring peace and warmth as they are extensions of the wonderful legacies that Louise and Dave have left the world.

Posted by: Lana Groombridge - N. Manchester, IN - Friend of family   Jan 31, 2013

The pictures are wonderful! I am so happy to have been a friend of Louise -- i count her as my first Fort Wayne friend. She is as special as she made everyone around her feel. I know she and Dave are skipping around enjoying each other once again.

Posted by: Tina Miller - Fort Wayne, IN - Deerfield neighbor and friend   Jan 17, 2013

Louise, I will so miss our conversations !! You were a wonderful , beautiful woman inside and out. I will always hold close to me the book you sent after my mothers unexpected death in September 2011. It was so sweet and helped me deal with her loss. I hope your family has somebody as wonderful to help them adjust to this terrible change in their lives. You will always be remembered with love.

Posted by: Linda Smith - Huntertown, IN - dental hygienist   Jan 11, 2013

Thank you girls for sending all the pictures of your mom..Enjoyed seeing them as I was unable to attend Louise's service. So many fond memories!!! Thank you, thank you! I have all of you in my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by: Betsy W MacLennan - Valparaiso, IN - Kappa Alpha Theta pledge sister   Dec 28, 2012

Mrs. McCracken was one of my favortie Orchard Ridge Country Club friends! When I knew she was at an event...I loved to just sit and talk to her! I am lucky enough to know two of her wonderful daughters and a few of the grandchildren! What a neat family! Please know she will be missed!

Posted by: Wendy Howard - fort wayne, IN - friend   Dec 27, 2012

My condolences to Max and members of Louise's family. She was a wonderful classmate, leader and friend.

Posted by: Cliff Noriis - Vero Beach, FL   Dec 27, 2012

Cathy I was so grieved to hear about your loss. I'm so sorry that you lost your beautiful mother. We had to bury my father last Christmas. Such a hard time. Be sure that your mother is dancing in the heavenly rose gardens with Jesus.

My prayers are with you and your family!

Posted by: Lynn Mattina (Meyers) - Long Beach, CA - Cathy's friend   Dec 26, 2012

To Cathy, Ginny and Mary - your parents loom large in my childhood memories as warm, funny, fun-loving, generous people who lit up a room and made you feel good just to be near them. Your mom was the best. I remember her telling us we would catch the bubonic plague if we put our heads back against the theater seats - a warning I have passed along more than once to my own daughters. It makes me smile to

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Posted by: Amy Smith Kahn - Evanston, IL - Family friend   Dec 24, 2012

Dear Ginny, Cathy, and Mary...and your families,
I have so many fond memories of your mother and dad, as we grew up, close families, in Greencastle, Ind. Our family vacations together were such an important part of our childhood. Your mom was loved by all and I will hold her infectious laugh in my mind always! My prayers are with you and thank you so much for sharing the wonderful and touching photos.
Tina, Patrick, and Katie

Posted by: Tina Voss Wolf - Dallas , TX - close friend   Dec 24, 2012

Dear McCracken Clan,
Our deepest sympathies for your loss. We are sorry that our distance keeps us from being with you today to properly celebrate Mrs. McCracken's life and her return to Mr. McCracken's side!
Both of us were truly taught how to serve our marriage, our church, our community, and our world through the love of Christ by them both!
May the Lord Bless and Keep You and Yours and Grant you Peace!
Mary and Ryan

Posted by: Mary and Ryan Mahoney - Charleston, IL - Students of Mr./Mrs. McCracken   Dec 23, 2012