March 30, 1932 - Oct. 7, 2019

Josephine Townsend, 87, Winona Lake passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Born on March 30, 1932, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late Enoch and Oma Hines.

She was a graduate of Royal Center High School.

On May 6, 1961, she married Conrad Townsend. He preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 2017.

Josephine retired after 33 years from the Logansport State Hospital.

Survivors include her children, Mark (Cathy) Townsend, Rochester, and Nancy Townsend, Fort Wayne; and stepgranddaughter Toni Swartzell, Logansport.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Lincoln Townsend; brothers Don Hines, Richard Hines, Wayne Hines and William “Bill” Hines; and sisters Nina Collins, Betty Swayze and Eileen Hines.

Her funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel, with Pastor Brian Sewell officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Kistler Cemetery in Royal Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkview Hospice Supportive Care, 1900 Carew St. Suite 6, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Friends may sign Josephine’s online guest book or leave a condolence for the family at