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Helen M. Black, 87, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016 peacefully at home. Born in South Bend, Indiana to Fred Goss and A. Rita Goss. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Black, Jr. in 1992; a brother, Roy A. Goss; and her sister, Beverely Goss. She spent the first part of her married life raising 5 children in Decatur, Indiana, the next portion enjoying retirement with her husband Fred in Fort Wayne and the twilight years enjoying her flowers and her apartment in Ossian, Indiana. She is survived by her sister, Margaret "Peggy" Miller of Fort Wayne; five children, Karen (Kelley) Kelley, Daniel Black, Linda (Gilbert) Pena, Anita (Tracy) Kuckuck and Beth Ann (Jerry) Omlor. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She had a strong faith in her God Jehovah and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Bluffton, Indiana. Visitation will be Friday November 25, 2016 from 4-8 and the Service is Saturday November 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to service at Elzey Patterson Rodak Funeral Home, 120 W. Mill Street, Ossian, IN. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery. Memorials to Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc.