Our Obituaries

Mary M. Dillon

October 22, 2014

Mary M. Dillon , 79, passed away October 22, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Charles E. Didion

October 22, 2014

Charles E. Didion, 77, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Surviving are his wife, Anna S. Didion; daughter, Vicki Jo Didion; son, Charles E. Didion, Jr.; son, Michael E. Cravens; son, Michael E. (Karen) Didion; daughter, Teresa D. (Ritt) Poling; daughter, Sandra S. (Greg) Hege; daughter, Lisa A. (Tim) Carpenter; 25 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; brother, James D. (Pat)...
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Phyllis Ann Peters

October 22, 2014

Phyllis Ann Peters, 77, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lafayette, IN, Phyllis worked as a Truck Driver with Magnavox for 19 years and ITT Aerospace, retiring in 2011. She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, traveling, bird watching, and camping on motorcycles and was a member of the Goldwing Roadriders Association "GWRRA". Surviving are her son,...
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Doris F. Kumfer

October 22, 2014

Doris F. Kumfer, 90, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Paulding County, OH, Doris worked as a inspector with GTE for 25 years, retiring in 1986. Surviving are her daughter, Jan (Tom) Jones of Fort Wayne; step-son, Dan (Cheryl) Kumfer of Fort Wayne; step-daughters, Konnie (George) Lutz of Columbia City, IN; and Debby (Rich) Buhr of Leo, IN; and many grandchildren...
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Dorothy A. Michaels

October 21, 2014

Dorothy A. Michaels , 73, passed away October 21, 2014 at Genesis Healthcare. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Boun Neneoudone

October 21, 2014

Boun Neneoudone, 95, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Born in Thailand, Boun was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her son, Phaytoune Neneoudone of Laos; daughter, Thonegphoun Neneoudone of Laos; daughters, Dawn Neneoudone and Louney Sepasert, both of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Boun was preceded in death by her husband, Bounchanh...
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David Warrick

October 21, 2014

David L. Warrick, 62, went to his heavenly home Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at his residence. Born in Fort Wayne, David was a painter. Surviving are his brother, William Warrick of New Haven; uncle & aunt, Dale & Gloria Rigdon of Warsaw; aunt, LaDonna Warrick; cousins, Becky Chemerenko of Yoder and Ted Cameron of Fort Wayne. David was preceded in death by parents, Billie and Ruth (Cameron)...
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Kathleen Moore

October 21, 2014

Kathleen "Kay" R. Moore, 90, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Manhattan, NY, Kay worked as an accounting clerk with Indiana Bank for 30 years, retiring in 1993. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the American Institute of Banking, and a past president of the Towne House resident council. She was very proud of her...
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Erma Caley

October 21, 2014

Erma L. (Spear) Eagleson Caley, 90, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville. Born in Columbia City, IN, Erma was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was the owner of Caley Canvas for six years. Erma loved music, playing the organ, fishing, golfing, photography, and genealogy. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren. She was a member...
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Patricia J. Jenkins

October 20, 2014

Patricia J Jenkins , 65, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Toledo, OH, Patricia was the Chief Operating Officer with Lutheran Medical Group for the past 3 years, and was with AFMC for 18 years prior. She was the Past President of the Indiana Medical Group Managers Association, and was certified with the American College of Medical Practice Executives,...
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Rose Ann Leffers

October 20, 2014

Rose Ann Leffers, 86, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Spencerville, Rose was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and it's Rosary Society. Surviving are her son, Stephen (Karen Lou) Leffers of Fort Wayne; daughter, Robin (Stuart) Berning of Mason, OH; son, John (Lita) Leffers of Indianapolis; son, Kurt (Karen Sue) Leffers of Fort Wayne; son,...
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Thomas (Ted) Brase

October 20, 2014

Thomas "Ted" Brase , 85, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2014 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Thomas worked as a Mill Hand for several years and retired from Slater Steel formerly Joslen Steel. He served in the US Army, was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, American Legion Post 499 and United Steel Workers Union. He enjoyed rebuilding tractors, ...
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Dyle Lee Hughes

October 19, 2014

Dyle Lee Hughes, 71, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at his home. He had many accomplishments including retiring from Zollners after 30 years, the longest running Union Steward in Zollner history, an Auctioneer for 40 years, used car dealer with multiple car lots for 28 years, board of directors for Salvation Army, served in the Army, member of ABATE for 29 years. He loved being a...
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Virginia R. Bryan

October 19, 2014

Virginia R. Bryan, 94, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 19, 2014 at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, IN, Virginia was a registered nurse and also served her family as a "homemaker". She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, and formerly a member of Memorial Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher, a choir member,...
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James R. (Jim) McRae

October 19, 2014

James R. "Jim" McRae, 62, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014, after a long battle with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. He was the beloved son of Alice and the late Thomas G. McRae of Fort Wayne. His is survived by a sister, Linda (Bill) Becker; a niece, Catherine (Phil) Lapar; and a nephew, Brent (Billie) Becker and their three children. Jim graduated from New Haven High School and Indiana...
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Evelyn M. Bubb

October 19, 2014

Evelyn M. Bubb, 93, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Woodview Assisted Living in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Evelyn worked as a Secretary with Eckrich for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hessen Cassel. Some of her hobbies included reading, traveling and playing bridge. Surviving are her sons: Roger (Colleen) Bubb of Fort Wayne, Michael (Carol) Bubb of...
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Evelyn M. France

October 19, 2014

Evelyn M. France , 89, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014. Surviving are her son, Jack. (Connie) France; daughter, Jill (Roger) Gick; son, Ricky (Sandy) France; sisters, Dorothy Ecenbarger, Rosaline Sorg,, Phyllis (Henry) Sorg, Donna Jean (Tom) Hunkler, 8 grandchildren , 23 great grandchildren and12 great great grandchildren. Evelyn was preceded in death by her father, Leo Maley; mother...
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Larry Bradtmiller

October 18, 2014

Larry Bradtmiller, 74, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Larry was a facility maintainer with GTE for 29 years. He was a past District Governor and member of Foster Park Lions Club. Surviving are his mother, Lillian M. Crosley; son, Brett (Jill) Bradtmiller; son, Jeffrey (Susan) Bradtmiller; and two granddaughters, all of...
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Robert Jon (Bobby) Bodie

October 18, 2014

Robert Jon" Bobby" Bodie , 58, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014. Born in Ft Wayne, he was a self employed contractor. "Bob was a gifted artist and loved to work with his hands. Surviving are his Mother Nancy Lou Bodie; sons, Nathaniel Bodie; Robert Bodie, Jr.; Derreck "Austin" and Aaron Michael Bodie; brothers, Steven and Matthew Bodie; sister, Michelle Traina; grandson, Dorian...
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Dorothy E. Helmeczi

October 18, 2014

Dorothy E Helmeczi, 82, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014. Surviving are her son, Michael P Johnson of Bellevue, NE; daughters, Melissa K (David) Haney of SanDiego and Melinda L Williams of Montgomery, AL; 6 grandchildren, Chelsea, Lara, Stacey, Jamie; Paul and Angel; sister, Mary Sue. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Frank Helmeczi. Memorials may be made to the Parkview...
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Sharon M. (Hogle) Parnin

October 18, 2014

Sharon M. (Hogle) Parnin, 75, passed away October 18, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Sharon was a waitress at Hall's for many years. Surviving are her children, Dave Parnin, Shelly (Mike) Darby, and Sherry (Kenny) Christie; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 8 brothers; and 2 sisters. Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Gene, and son, Dennis. Service is 9:30 a.m. Thursday at D.O. McComb...
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Henry W. Simminger

December 9, 1914 - October 18, 2014

Henry W. Simminger, 99, fell asleep in death on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in Fort Wayne.Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Marilyn Simminger; son, Paul (Mona) Robison; daughter, Linda (Bob) Hardin, all of Fort Wayne; 5 grandsons; 1 granddaughter; 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild. Henry was preceded in death by his first wife, Clara Simminger; brothers, Albert, George, and...
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Ollie Reeves

October 17, 2014

Ollie Reeves, 74, passed away October 17, 2014. Born in Cruger, MS, Ollie served his country in the United States Navy. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Reeves; mother, Rosie Cooper; sons, Anthony (Angie) Reeves and Adrial Lyons; daughters: Alisha Reeves, Anjonette Reeves, Khamia Lyons, and Ollie Denise Lyons; 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; 10 siblings; and one aunt. Ollie was...
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Viola J. DeHabey

October 17, 2014

Viola J. DeHabey, 95, went to be with the Lord, Friday, October 17, 2014. Surviving are her daughters, Marian (Jim) Frenn of MS, Ruth Boner of Columbia City, Jean (Jon) Mosby of Rockford, IL, grandchildren, Debra (Rick) Ott, Michael Langston, Donna (Ken) McDonald Lori Langston, Rick Boner, and six great-grandchildren. Viola was preceded in death by her parents Abraham and Pearl Moore, husband,...
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Rory Cornelius Murphy

October 17, 2014

Rory Cornelius Murphy, 29, died at his home on Friday, October 17, 2014. He was born in Springfield, Oregon and moved to Fort Wayne in 1988. His parents are Timothy and Beverly Murphy and his brother is Adam Murphy. Rory attended St. John Lutheran School from preschool through eighth grade and graduated with honors from Snider High School in 2003. He attended IPFW and Ivy Tech College. Rory...
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Joan C. Detter

October 17, 2014

Joan C. Detter, 89, put her hands in God's hands Friday, October 17, 2014 at Hickory Creek Health Care in Hicksville OH. Funeral Service is Wednesday, 1:00 pm, October 22, 2014 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 18330 St Rd 37 with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be at Tuesday, October 21, 2014, from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home,...
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Alice L. Martin

October 17, 2014

Alice L. Martin , 63, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at Life Care Center Nursing Home in Fort Wayne where she resided. Funeral Service is 10:00 am, October 22, 2014, with calling one hour prior at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with Pastor Wanda Carter officiating. Calling also at Tuesday, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm . Burial in Leo Memorial Cemetery, Leo,...
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Regina (Jean) H. Stravinski

October 17, 2014

Regina (Jean) H. Stravinski, 96, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, she spent most of her life in Wisconsin. Jean worked as a nurse until her husband returned from WWII, then she chose to stay home and care for her family. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Jean was a loving mother and...
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Marjorie N. Harader

October 17, 2014

Marjorie N. Harader, 97, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Marjorie worked as a teacher with Union City Indiana and Fort Wayne Community Schools for 27 years, retiring in 1976. She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, the Last Supper Drama Group and Toastmasters. She also volunteered for the American Red Cross....
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Cecelia V. Nix

October 15, 2014

Cecelia V. Nix, 82, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Cecelia was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She married Bud Nix on October 15, 1960 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Fort Wayne Women's Club, and Catholic Young Adults. She volunteered at...
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Janice (Jan) W. McNellis

March 15, 1940 - October 15, 2014

Janice "Jan" W. McNellis died Wednesday, October 15, 2014, in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, IL on March 15, 1940, she was the daughter of Dr. Adolphe J. Ziherle, D.D.S. and Bernice Wynn Ziherle. Jan was preceded in death by her husband, Paul B. McNellis in 2012. She is survived by her three sons, Paul B. McNellis of Columbia City; Leo (Analyn Abella) McNellis of South Bend and their two...
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Norma J. Hathaway

October 15, 2014

Norma J. Hathaway, 76, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Survivors include her husband, Ronald; two sons, Jeff (Shandra) Hathaway; and Robert (Amy DiNovo) Hathaway. Norma was proud of her five grandchildren, Alexis; Reed; Braydon; Bryce; and Rylan Hathaway. Her siblings include Diane Smedberg; Tonya Judd; Dan (Rose) McCormick; and Shirley (Ken) Luttenbacher. She is...
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Herman K. Koehler

October 15, 2014

Herman K. Koehler, 86, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Herman worked with Slater Steel for 35 years, retiring in 1990. Herman served as a member of the US Army at the end of WWII during the Occupation of Japan. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #330. Surviving are his son, Christopher (Linda) Koehler of Fort Wayne; daughter, Shawn ...
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Johnny Joe Kidwell

October 14, 2014

Johnny Joe Kidwell, 18, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Johnny was a Junior at Norwell HS and loved to listen to heavy metal music and play video games. Surviving are his parents, Leslie M. and Polly A. Kidwell; and brothers, Christopher Kidwell and Michael Kidwell. Johnny was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Lee Kidwell; grandfather, Robert Kidwell; grandmother, Ida Lorraine...
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Rhylan Dakhi Hart

October 14, 2014

Infant, Rhylan Dakhi Hart, passed away, October 14, 2014 in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his mother, Trisha Webb and father, Ronald Dean Hart. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Rollin C. Thompson

October 14, 2014

Rollin C. Thompson, 73, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Jeanette Thompson of Auburn, son, Matthew Thompson of Fort Wayne, daughter, Ann (Mark) Thompson, of Auburn, grandchildren, RoseAnna (Scott) Groven, Nicole Thompson, Ian Thompson, Katherine Thompson, two great-grandchildren, and sister, Jane (Han) Zwienink. Rollin was preceded in death by parents,...
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Harold J. Hess

October 14, 2014

Harold J. Hess, 84, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Saint Clairsville, OH, Harold served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force from March of 1949 to Oct. of 1952. After his military service he worked as a District Manager with American General Life for 33 years, retiring in 1991. He then went on to work as a Receiving Clerk for...
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Jean Howard White

October 14, 2014

Jean Howard White, 91, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Lutheran Life Villages. Born in Brazil, IN, Jean was an engineer with ITT Aerospace for 30 years, retiring in 1986. He had been a member of Calvary Third Presbyterian Church and currently United Faith Presbyterian Church. Jean was a WWII Army veteran. Surviving are his sons, Michael (Donna) of Phoenix, AZ, Greg, Jeff (Carolyn), Brian...
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Paschal (Pat) Romano

October 14, 2014

Paschal "Pat" Romano , 93, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at home in Huntertown.Funeral Service is Friday, 10:00 am, October 17, 2014 at - D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be Thursday, October 16, 2014, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial in St. Vincent dePaul...
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Kathreen Boleyn

October 13, 2014

Kathreen Boleyn, 67, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 13, 2014. Born February 8, 1947 in Fort Wayne, to the late Estill and Allie Rash, she was a homemaker and caregiver to all, especially her family. Kathreen retired from Value City Department Store and was a member of Jesus Name Church. She loved, and was loved by many and will be forever missed and loved. Kathreen enjoyed giving...
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Anna Graner Colburn

October 13, 2014

Anna Graner Colburn, 94, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Bill, sons Chriss of Avilla, Lance of Union, OR, Wayne (Karie) of Bossier City, LA, Glenn of Fort Wayne, and daughter Claire (Richard) White of Fort Wayne, 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Charles Graner, sister Betty Christensen, son...
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Gary D. Clinton

October 12, 2014

Gary D. Clinton, 71, passed away October 12, 2014. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Mary Lou Clinton of Fort Wayne, brother, Scott (Robin) Clinton of Hendersonville, NC, sisters, Sharon (Paul) Koehlinger, Sue (Victor Stringer) Clinton both of Livonia, MI, sister-in-laws, Catherine Lubking, Nancy Lubking, many nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Shirley...
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Phyllis Gay Hubartt Glenn

October 12, 2014

Phyllis Gay Hubartt Glenn peacefully passed away October 12, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Anne Haines. Born July 15, 1925 in Fort Wayne, she was the first daughter of Lester A. and Lillian Hubartt. During high school, she worked for G C Murphy and sang along with the piano player to demo the new sheet music arrivals. She graduated from South Side High School in 1943 and went to work in the...
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Per Say

October 11, 2014

Per Say , 75, passed away October 11, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements by Mungovan Sons Funeral Home, 2114 S. Calhoun St.
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Joseph (Joe) John Archer

October 11, 2014

Joseph "Joe" John Archer, 33, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, October 11, 2014 at his home of natural causes. Born in Fort Wayne, Joe was a dedicated and beloved, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was an avid bodybuilder for several years. Joe enjoyed spending time at his family's South Haven, Michigan Lake Home. He was also a outstanding music aficionado and his love of music was ever...
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Helen Louise VanCuren Blackledge

October 11, 2014

Helen Louise VanCuren Blackledge was born August 23, 1907, in Ft. Wayne, IN to the late Estella E. Shinabarger VanCuren and the late Leroy E. VanCuren. She died peacefully on October 11, 2014, at the age of 107 at Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne. Helen is survived by her two sons and their spouses, David William Blackledge (Diana Wiley) and Robert Donald Blackledge (Sally McCollum), seven...
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Don Edward Getts

October 11, 2014

Don Edward Getts, 79, of Fort Wayne passed away on October 11, 2014 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born September 6, 1935 in Garrett, IN to Estelle and Edna (King) Getts. He graduated from Garrett High School in 1954 and attended International Business College. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He married Sandra Sheehan Buckmaster on November...
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Sharon Watson

October 10, 2014

Sharon Watson , 68, passed away October 10, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd.
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Robert Ralph Wilkening

October 10, 2014

Robert Ralph Wilkening, 91, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Robert was the owner of Wilkening Jewelers which opened in 1946. Surviving are his son, David R. (Dawn) Wilkening of Fort Wayne; daughter, Diana "Da" L. Wilkening of Fremont, IN; 2 grandchildren, Katherine Wilkening-Brinkmeyer and Kellen Wilkening. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia C...
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William Walter (Wild Bill) Hagerman

October 10, 2014

William Walter "Wild Bill" Hagerman, 74, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, William graduated from Riverside Military Academy and IPFW. He worked for many years with his father at Hagerman Construction and was the owner of WW Iron and Don Quijote. William was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Church, American Legion Riders...
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Claire W. Stocker

October 10, 2014

Claire W. Stocker, 86, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Born in Allegheny County, PA.. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Walter Stocker of Fort Wayne, son, Kenneth Stocker of Fort Wayne, daughter, Karen Mesing of Fort Wayne, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brothers, William and Larry (Lavone) Wesche both of Pittsburgh, PA, sister, Lorna Quin of PA....
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Ruth Anglin

October 10, 2014

Ruth Anglin, 81, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Edgewood, TX, Ruth worked as an executive secretary with Borg Warner Automotive for 28 years. She was a member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Paul Anglin of Fort Wayne; son, Dale (Robin) Anglin of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren, Jodi Belcher, Jeff Anglin, and Jami Jones;...
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Elizabeth (Betty) Baker

October 9, 2014

Elizabeth "Betty" Baker, 94, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Elizabeth was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and the Rosary Sodality at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church. She was a very active bowler, and tennis player for many years. She also volunteered at the election poles throughout the years. Surviving are her...
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Matthew Alan Williams

August 16, 1985 - October 9, 2014

Matthew Alan Williams, 29, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Matthew was a student with Lada and a member of Bible Baptist Church. Matthew had a big heart, loved Jesus, enjoyed coloring and singing and had a special ministry of sending cards. If you were a recipient, you know what joy the card brought you; always signed Matt W. ...
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H. William (Bill) Mertz

October 9, 2014

H. William "Bill" Mertz, 90, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, Bill was an Army POW while serving our country during WWII. He was a carpenter with Worthman Homes for 37 years, retiring in 1985. Bill was a 57 year member at St. Joseph United Methodist Church where he ushered for many years and enjoyed helping the youth. Bill loved...
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Sandra L. Riedinger

October 9, 2014

Sandra L. Riedinger, 79, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Schenectady, NY, Sandra worked as a Secretary with General Electric for over 8 years. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and Appleseed Quilting Guild. She enjoyed cross stitch, quilting, playing bridge, and entertaining guests at her home. Surviving are her loving...
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Betty M. Ramsey

October 7, 2014

Betty M. Ramsey, 92, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Born in Findlay, OH, Betty was one of five children. She was an artist and member of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church and the Ft. Wayne Garden Club. Betty enjoyed gardening and loved her family. Surviving are her sons, Neal (Marti) Ramsey of Collierville, TN, David (Sheila) Ramsey of Broomfield, CO, Ronald (Maurane) Ramsey, II of...
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Brent Alan Auer

October 7, 2014

Brent Alan Auer, 35, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Memorial Service is 5:30 pm Monday, October 13, 2014, at American Legion Post 499, 4830 Hillegas Rd. Surviving are his mother, Dianna Auer of Port Saint Lucie, FL; brother, Bradley D. (Karri) Auer of Fort Wayne; nieces, Emma and Sarah; companion, Raina (Haley) Warner of Fort Wayne. Brent was preceded in death by father, Daniel G. Auer...
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Donald R. Quandt

October 7, 2014

Donald R. Quandt, 85, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Wilda M. Quandt; daughter, Kathy (Samuel) Bertsch; son, Timothy (Christine) Quandt; grandchildren: Robert (Catrina), Paul (Amanda), and Phillip Bertsch, and Jessica and Marissa Quandt; 10 great grandchildren; brother, Kenneth Quandt; sister, Gwen (Kenny) Holdgreve; sister, Barb Sutter; and...
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Jeanne Schirmeyer

October 6, 2014

Jeanne Schirmeyer, 92, passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 in Chicago, IL. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jeanne worked as a nurse with St. Joesph Hospital and later as a teacher with St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and an active volunteer at the Matthew 25 Clinic, American Red Cross, and the reading for the blind program. Surviving are...
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Frederick V. Engleman

October 6, 2014

Frederick V. Engleman, 85, passed away October 6, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Donald R. Flynn

March 2, 1929 - October 6, 2014

Donald R. Flynn, 85, passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Worthington, IN, Don worked as a General Foreman with Magnavox retiring after 25 years. He served his country proudly and was honorably discharged from the US Navy. Don enjoyed playing golf, woodworking, cheering for the Cleveland Browns, and had a special love for his dogs Bell Bell and Sally. Surviving are...
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Treva Eloise Ghaster

October 5, 2014

Treva Eloise Ghaster, 90, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Whitley County, IN, Treva, was a Lutheran School of Nursing graduate and worked as a RN with Lutheran Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital for many years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Blackhawk Baptist Church. Surviving are her sons, Gary S. (Caroline) Ghaster of Royal...
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Brenda K. Goodwin

October 5, 2014

Brenda K Goodwin, 54, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014. She is survived by her mother, Mary Dillon; sons, Brad (Starla) Elkins and Joshua Kirkland; grandchildren Dylan and Zaelea Elkins; brother, Paul Elkins; sisters, Cathey (Sherman) Bowers and Linda Demaree. Brenda was preceded in death by brother, Gary Elkins. Funeral Service is Friday, 3:00 pm, October 10, 2014 at - D.O. McComb ...
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Martha Harrold

October 5, 2014

Martha Harrold, 79, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014 at her home in Fort Wayne. Born in Warren, IN, Martha worked for I&M, Medical Protective, and JC Penney, retiring in 1999. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Huntington County Genealogical Society. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, spending time with family, friends and her dogs Sparky, Indy and Pepper. Surviving are her...
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Max Eugene Smith, Sr.

October 4, 2014

Max Eugene Smith Sr., 100, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in South Whitley, IN, Max worked as a Mechanic with Kimble Garage for over 27 years. He was a Charter member and Deacon of North Christian Church for many years and was also a 32nd Degree Mason. He was an avid sports fan, especially baseball. He was a long time fan of the...
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Betty J. Enos

October 4, 2014

Betty J. Enos, 82, passed peacefully on October 4, 2014. She leaves behind to mourn her loss and be comforted by treasured memories three children, Rex (Cristine) Enos, Dianna (Leahman) Newsome, and Craig Enos; a brother, Leonard Wintrow; her beloved grandchildren, Rebecca (David) Straub; Ronnie Enos and her great-grandson, Zackery Armstead ( who always brought a smile to Betty's face and...
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Pamela Heinecke Pellegrene

October 4, 2014

Pamela Heinecke Pellegrene, a longtime Journal Gazette copy editor, died Saturday morning after suffering a stroke two weeks earlier. She was 61. Mrs. Pellegrene worked for about 18 years at The Journal Gazette as a copy editor, copy desk chief, Sunday editor, assistant metro editor and assistant features editor. She then served as public relations coordinator for Community Action of Northeast...
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Elmer Miller

October 4, 2014

Elmer Miller, 73, went home to be with his heavenly father, Saturday, October 4, 2014 after a long illness. Born in Harlan IN, Elmer was a Home Builder/Plumbing and Heating/AC contractor for 44 years, and a landlord for 35 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of Lifeway Wesleyan Church. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Martha Miller of New Haven, IN; sons, Wilmer L. Miller, Larry D. ...
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Carol (Kissinger) Mahoney

October 4, 2014

Carol (Kissinger) Mahoney, 76, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Carol graduated from North Side High School in 1956. Later she worked as a Credit Clerk with Super Market Services for over 20 years. She enjoyed crafts and working in the yard. Surviving are her husband, Robert D. Mahoney; son, Jeffery D. (Jennifer) Mahoney; daughter, Sheri...
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Esther M. Smith

October 4, 2014

Esther M. Griner Smith, 94, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her daughters, Linda Shannon and Glenda (Ronald) Lytle both of Fort Wayne, IN; 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren; Sisters, Mary Lou Peters and Betty Jane Arnos both of New Haven, IN.
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Joseph M. Miller

October 3, 2014

Joseph M. Miller, 90, passed away October 3, 2014. Born in Decatur, IN, He was a WW II US Army Air Corp Veteran and worked as a Technician with G.T.E. for 30 years, retiring in 1978.Survivors include sons, David and Paul Miller of Fort Wayne; step-sons, Donald Cunningham of Fort Wayne,Bruce Cunningham of Las Vegas, NV;step-daughter, Susan Muhl of Indianapolis; Several grandchildren and great...
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Cindy L. McAlister

October 3, 2014

Cindy L. McAlister, 58, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on Friday, October 3, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born on December 25, in Fort Wayne, IN, Cindy worked as a nurse with Northwest Allen County Schools and a Labor and Delivery nurse at Parkview Hospital. She was a 1974 graduate of Bishop Luers High School, Cindy graduated from Goshen College and Ball State University with...
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Thomas E. Falls

January 6, 1924 - October 3, 2014

Thomas Eugene Falls, 90, went home to the Lord on Friday, October 3, 2014. Tom was born and lived his life in Fort Wayne. He was a decorated WWII veteran who was among those who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. For his service in the U.S. Army, he was awarded a Purple Heart, 2 bronze stars- one with a "V" for Valor. In 2012, Tom received a Medal of Honor from the French Government. ...
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Ruby R. McKee

November 24, 1927 - October 2, 2014

Ruby R McKee, 86, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Loudon, PA, Ruby graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Later, she spent most of her time caring for her family. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, reading, and cooking. Surviving are her son, Jim (Hazel Blumberg) McKee of...
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Maria T. Doust

October 2, 2014

Maria T. Doust, 49, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, she was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Surviving are her mother, Mary E. Doust of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, Michael A. (Shannon) Doust, Thomas J. (Roberta) Doust, Richard J. (Joyce) Doust, Joseph F. (Deborah) Doust Jr, David P. (Lynette) Doust, John C...
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Mellannie R. Bishop

October 2, 2014

Mellannie R. Bishop, 16, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mellannie was a Junior at Wayne High School where she was a member of the Student Council. She was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxillary. Mellannie was beginning her educational career in childhood development and had the goal of being a social worker. She...
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Mary Lou Dickerson

October 2, 2014

Mary Lou Dickerson, 86, died peacefully on Thursday, October 2, 2014. She is survived by her nephew John (Bev) Dickerson of Johns Creek, GA; nieces, Sandy (Lee) Hedin and Cheryl (Steve) Gilliom, both of Fort Wayne; additional nephews and niece include Joseph and Nathan Dickerson and Connie Plummer of Kentucky; and many great nieces and nephews. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents...
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Barbara A. Leaming

October 2, 2014

Barbara A. Leaming, 78, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Barbara worked as a Secretary with Parkview Hospital Noble County and Lutheran Hospital. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, remodeling homes with her husband, and loved spending time with her family. Surviving are her daughters, Jeanne (Tom) Hartman of...
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Catherine A. Freimuth

October 1, 2014

Catherine A. Freimuth, 79, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Washington, DC, Catherine was a Dental Hygenist for 40 years, retiring in 2000 from the practice of Michael Sturm, DDS. She was a member of Grace Christian Church. Surviving are her daughter, Cindy Ann (Steve) Carr of Spring, TX; daughter, Amy Schioldager of Orinda, CA; daughter,...
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Miriam E. Crawford

October 1, 2014

Miriam E. Crawford, 96, passed away October 1, 2014. Surviving are her daughter, Marsha Ann (Dan ) Coats; son, Greg (Susan) Crawford; 5 grandchildren, Laura (Mark) Russo; Lisa (Ed) Wolf, Andrew (Angela) Coats, Chris (Rachel) Crawford, Jason (Michelle) Crawford; and 14 great-grandchildren. Miriam was preceded in death by her husband Cecil H. Crawford, parents William and Jessie Gregg,...
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Denny Knitter

October 1, 2014

Denny Knitter, 63, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Born in Normal, IL, Denny worked as a systems engineer with Verizon for 40 years, retiring in 2010. He was a member of Pheasants Forever. Denny enjoyed hunting, fishing, soccer, his Bass boat, the St. Louis Cardinals and loved his family and friends. Surviving are his wife, Marsha Knitter; sons, Tim (Anna) Knitter, and Brian (Katie)...
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Merilla Hamilton

October 1, 2014

Merilla Hamilton, 89, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Lewiston, ME, Merilla worked as a sales clerk with L.S. Ayres for 25 years. She was a longtime member of St. Henry's Catholic Church and the VFW Post 10006. Surviving are her daughter, Sharon (Gary) Hite of Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren, Angie (Greg) Trabel and Sandy (Ben) Schrock; and 4 great-grandchildren ....
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Khristopher M. West

February 23, 1944 - September 30, 2014

Khristopher M. West , 70, passed away September 30, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital of Fort Wayne. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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Margaret C. Noe

September 30, 2014

James F and Margaret C Noe. James 76, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014. His loving wife of 53 years Margaret, age 69 died Tuesday, September 30, 2014. They were from Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Fort Wayne in 1969. Jim was a sales rep for General Foods for 18 years and retired in 1996. Margie was a teacher with Early Childhood Alliance and the Lutheran Hospital Childcare Center. Jim loved...
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Percy E. Davies

September 30, 2014

Percy E. Davies, 95, was called home by his heavenly Father,Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at in Fort Wayne. Born in Franklin, IL, Percy was a US Air Force Veteran during WWII. He was a resident of Ft. Wayne most of his adult life. Percy worked as a Bottler with Old Crown Brewery for 29 years and Phelps Dodge , retiring in 1984. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and the American...
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Sally J. Waters

September 30, 2014

Sally J. Waters, 70, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Surviving are her daughter, Lorri (Jerry) Haber; son, Jon (Sheri) Waters; and daughter, Jill Waters-Skaggs, all of Auburn; grandchildren: Cayden Skaggs and Katie and Steven Waters; and sister-in-law, Jackie (John) Nicholls of SC. Sally was preceded in death by her husband, Steven C. Waters; parents Eugene J. and Marguerite Dahman; and...
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Paula A. Simmons

September 30, 2014

Paula A. Simmons, 55, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Surviving are her husband, Robert Simmons of Fort Wayne; sons, Joe (Rachel) Wilhelm of Fort Wayne, and Quinn Simmons of San Diego, CA; and brother, Jeff Wilhelm of Las Vegas. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Avenue. Memorials may be made to...
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Nancy Uhlenhaut Ashley

September 30, 2014

Nancy Uhlenhaut Ashley, 89, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Fort Wayne. Born in Bourne, MA, she was a granddaughter to Eben S.S. Keith, railroad pioneer and owner of Keith Car Works and Manufacturing Co. of Sagamore, MA. Nancy was a world traveler who lived in Alaska, Spain, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Washington D.C., San Francisco, CA, Annapolis, MD, and Miami, FL. Nancy served her...
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Elbert Ray (Bert) Glover

September 29, 2014

Elbert Ray "Bert" Glover, 84, entered the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the early hours of September 29, 2014, from Harbor Assisted Living, Fort Wayne, IN. He leaves behind 5 children (no such thing as in-laws to Bert and Jessie), Richard E. (Mary) Glover, Sr., Kokomo; Shirley A..Glover, Fort Wayne; and Ronald R. (Tammy) Glover, Arlington, TX. He also leaves behind 8...
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Phyllis L. Sitko

September 29, 2014

Phyllis L. Sitko, 89, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Hoagland, Phyllis worked with Viking Fire Protection for 17 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Throughout the years, Phyllis enjoyed crossword puzzles, shuffleboard and spending time with her family. Surviving are her sons, Michael (Linda) Sitko of...
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Sarah Williams

September 28, 2014

Sarah J. Williams, 24, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Sarah was a past member of the Fort Wayne Ballet; played volleyball and an avid fan of the movie "Gone with the Wind". Surviving are her husband, Damian Gregory; father, Scott L Williams of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Rosalyn Beltz; son, Dayton Christopher Williams; brother, Mark Williams of Fort Wayne;...
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Barry Kent Ellis

September 28, 2014

Barry Kent Ellis, 71, of Fort Wayne passed away September 28, 2014. Barry grew up in Decatur, IN where he fell in love with his wife RuthAnn Soliday. Barry is survived by his wife of 50 years, RuthAnn, Mother, Hazel Ellis, and sister Connie Bailey; children Jodi Erler and Stuart (Sherry) Ellis; five grandkids: Brooke (Daniel) Braun, Krista Erler, Kaitlyn Erler, Bronson Ellis, and Rylin Ellis;...
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James F. Noe

September 27, 2014

James F and Margaret C Noe. James 76, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014. His loving wife of 53 years Margaret, age 69 died Tuesday, September 30, 2014. They were from Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Fort Wayne in 1969.Jim was a sales rep for General Foods for 18 years and retired in 1996. Margie was a teacher with Early Childhood Alliance and the Lutheran Hospital Childcare Center. Jim loved...
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Irene Sapko

September 27, 2014

Irene Sapko , 66, passed away September 27, 2014 at . Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
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Mary E. Monteith

September 27, 2014

Mary E. Monteith, 86, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbus, OH, Mary was co owner of Monty's Catering, with her husband for 41yrs years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, Life member and treasurer of the Marine Corps. League and the Navy Club Ship 48 Auxiliaries. In 2008 Mary was named Woman...
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Carl F. Haas

September 27, 2014

Carl F. Haas, 94, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Bethlehem Woods Rehab Center. Surviving are his wife, Betty Haas of Fort Wayne, son, Earl Haas of Combia City, daughters, Sharon (Randy) Noakes, Carol (Roger) Minnich both of Fort Wayne, step-daughter, Jane Ann Jantzen of Leo, 20 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Carl was preceded in death by parents Charles and Cora Haas,...
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Mary F. (Luley) Herber

September 27, 2014

Mary F. (Luley) Herber, 89, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, at her residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Mary was a homemaker and a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Rosary Society and the 50 Plus Group at Queen of Angels Catholic Church and the Central Catholic Alumni Club. She volunteered for RSVP; the Mustard Seed Furniture Bank; and 32...
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Kathy J. Furniss

September 27, 2014

Kathy J. Furniss, 65, passed away Saturday, September 27, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne; born in Decatur. Surviving are her husband of 41 years, John W. Furniss, Sr. of Fort Wayne; son, John W. (Carrie) Furniss, Jr. of Monroeville; siblings, David L. (Diana) Sovine, Sr. of Decatur, C. Wayne (Sarah) Sovine, Jr., Kevin L. (Jenny) Sovine, Jeffrey A. (Kay) Sovine, and Gary D. (Kathy) Sovine all...
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Jack W. Hoyer

September 27, 2014

Jack W. Hoyer, 73, passed away September 27, 2014 at his home. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Rd.
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