Gladys Juanita Galbraith, age 94, of Kendallville, died Friday, October 15, 2021, at Orchard Pointe. Mrs. Galbraith was born in Becket, Montana on March 3, 1927, to the late Ralph L. and Hazel M. (McBroom) Allen. After graduation she married her husband of 70 years, Colnul “Coney” Galbraith in Waterford, Michigan on October 24, 1946. He preceded her in death on January 17, 2017. Juanita was a homemaker most of her life but did spend many years volunteering at Parkview Noble Hospital and driving for Northeastern Center in Kendallville. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Juanita and Coney were both blessed to have traveled to all 50 states in the US and enjoyed their many adventures together. She also enjoyed playing bingo. Her greatest joy was taking care of her family and friends.
Son, Gary and Eileen Galbraith of Leonard, Michigan.
Grandchildren, Brandon Galbraith, Brett Galbraith, Brice Galbraith, Heidi and Gary Speelman, Becky VanderKaay, David and Misty VanderKaay.
Great grandchildren, Karlee Speelman, Jakob Speelman, Abby VanderKaay, Zach VanderKaay and Oliver Galbraith.
Great great grandchild, Griffin VanderKaay.
Sister, Ruth Ann Goodson of Waterford, Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Colnul, daughter, Diane VanderKaay, brothers, Charles “Chuck” Allen, James Allen, Virgil Allen and Donald Allen.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 25, 2021, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 12:00 PM at the funeral home with a visitation prior from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Burial will take place at Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.
Memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice of Fort Wayne, 1315 Directors Row, Ste. 210
Fort Wayne, IN 46808.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.
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