Anita T. Clingan

August 04, 1966 - June 28, 2020

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Wednesday, July 01, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hudson United Brethren Church

Wednesday, July 01, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hudson United Brethren Church


Thursday, July 02, 1:00 PM
Hudson United Brethren Church


Anita T. Clingan, 53, of Salem Center died Sunday, June 28, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

She was born August 4, 1966, in Fort Wayne to Refugio Gonzales and Frances (Torrez) Vasquez.

On May 9, 2014, she married Jeffery Clingan. He survives at Salem Center.

She attended Elmhurst High School in Fort Wayne.

She worked at the Turkey Lake Tavern in Elmira for 15 years and was a homemaker and mother.

Anita loved cleaning and rearranging furniture and considered it her hobby. She loved caring for her animals as if they were her children. She loved her family and friends and having cook-outs and gatherings. She was the best mac ‘n cheese maker. Everyone always wanted her mac ‘n cheese for every family dinner.

Also surviving are four daughters, Andrea (Jeremy) Halsey of Goshen, Amelia (Mike) Thaxton of Fort Wayne, Anessia (Joey) Thaxton of Fort Wayne, and Akeisha (Andrew) Harjo of Hudson; two sons, Aljandro (Victoria) Clingan of Hudson and Arturo Clingan of Hudson; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Halsey, II, Ty Halsey, Cameron Halsey, Braden Halsey, Mya Thaxton, Graceyn Harjo, and a grandson on the way, Carter Harjo; a great grandson, Rhett Halsey; three brothers, Joseph Gonzales of Fort Wayne, Francisco (Anna) Vansquez of Fort Wayne, and Paul Gonzales; stepbrother, Juan Vasquez of Fort Wayne; and the stepfather who raised her, Francisco (Virginia) Vasquez of Fort Wayne.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Victoria Gonzales; and a brother, Miguel Vasquez.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Hudson United Brethren Church with Pastor Craig Burkholder officiating. Burial will be at the Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne at a later date.

Pallbearers are Jeremy Halsey, Aljandro Clingan, Buster Halsey, Cameron Halsey, Ty Halsey, Joey Thaxton, Anessia Thaxton, and Mike Thaxton.

Visitation is Wednesday, July 1, 2020, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to the family.

Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Tio John and Tia Penny
July 1st, 2020 6:40pm

Jeff and family You are in our prayers. Annie will be greatly missed

Suzi Martinez Eberle
June 30th, 2020 8:50pm
Fort Wayne

Annie and I grew up together as cousins. Her and I would catch the bus every Saturday and go downtown and Southtown Mall. We had such a good time every weekend. She will be missed.