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DEBORAH K. "DEBBIE" KHALIQ, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Born on July 8, 1957, she was a daughter of the late Ellis and Stella (Fowler) Ryan. She worked for nearly 40 years at K-Mart. She will be remembered as a very hard worker, selfless, honest, and loving. A huge part of her life was her grandchildren and spending time with her family. Surviving family include her children, Shabaz (Yolanda) Khaliq and Sarah (Jon) Symington; grandchildren, Humaira, Nàliah, Nazli; siblings, Sharon Frane, Ron (Wilma), Ellis (Pat), Gary (Mary), Jim (Peggy), Larry, John (Thelma) Ryan; aunt, Edith Lutz; several nieces and nephews; and close friend, Kay Advany. Besides her parents, she was preceded in passing by her brother, Dewayne Ryan, and sister, Linda Sheets. Funeral service is 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 6750 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society -Gallbladder Cancer. Condolences may be left online at