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Scotty Mays

October 29, 1927 - November 25, 2019

Scotty G. Mays, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019. He retired from Navistar International with 49 years of service. Scotty proudly served his country as a member of the US-Navy during WW II. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Ava L. Mays in 2015; and siblings, Cleo Mays, Larry Mays and Kaye Casey. He leaves 2 sons, Stephen Mays of Plano, IL and Christopher ...
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Darlene "Dar" M. Smith Richardson

February 13, 1938 - November 24, 2019

Darlene "Dar" Smith Richardson, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019. A native of LaPorte, Indiana and raised in Columbia City, Dar had been a resident of Fort Wayne for over 60 years. She was a Grief and Loss counselor and considered to be an expert in her field, and developed, implemented and facilitated support groups for Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Dar...
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Diana I. (Whipp) Dalton

May 3, 1958 - November 23, 2019

Diana I. (Whipp) Dalton, 61, of Fort Wayne, went Home to the Lord on Saturday, November 23, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Richard Whipp and Irene (Barbera) Whipp-Brenn in Detroit, MI on May 3, 1958. Diana loved everyone, loving her family most of all. She was a loving wife, mother, and sister. Diana was very vibrant, eccentric, gregarious, and fashionable. She always...
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Hope Miracle

November 21, 2019

HOPE MIRACLE, 95, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at home. Born on Oct. 25, 1924 in Barbourville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Walter Pierman and Allie Ernestine Mayhew, one of four children (and the only daughter). Hope was an accomplished pianist and also graduated as valedictorian of her high school class. She attended Berea College in Berea, Kentucky before leaving...
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Donna M. Morrissey

December 6, 1927 - November 20, 2019

Donna M. Morrissey, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in the presence of her family. She was born to the late Chester and Catherine (Stanton) Axt in Fort Wayne on December 6, 1927. Donna graduated from Central High School. She retired from Dana Corporation. She was active with the American Legion, Fraternal Order of Police, and the Order of the Eastern Star. Donna...
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Max J. Nusbaum

October 28, 1931 - November 19, 2019

Max J. Nusbaum, 88 of Woodburn, passed away on November 19, 2019. Max was born on October 28, 1931 to the late Gerwood and Grace (Jones) Nusbaum. Max graduated from Harlan High School in 1949 and was joined in marriage to Pauline Thompson on June 27, 1953. Max served in the Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky during the Korean War. He was president and owner of Hoosier Truck Equipment with Pauline for...
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Roger L. Haupert

September 5, 1949 - November 18, 2019

Roger L. Haupert, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away on November 18, 2019. Born on September 5, 1949, in Wabash, he was a son of the late Lorin and Mary (Harmon) Haupert. Roger grew up in the Roann, Indiana area, and graduated from Northfield High School, in 1967. He attended, and graduated from Manchester College, where he met, and married his wife Mary. He worked in inventory control, purchasing,...
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Carol Ann Herbst

December 20, 1944 - November 18, 2019

Carol Ann Herbst, 74, of Ft Wayne, IN went home to be with the Lord on November 18, 2019. She was born on December 20, 1944 the daughter of Lester V. and Erma Maxine (Tharp) Sample. On February 15, 1964 she married Larry G. Herbst who survives. Carol loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the New...
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Virginia G. Hannum

November 17, 2019

Virginia G. Hannum, 106 passed away Sunday November 17, 2019 at Saint Anne Home and Retirement Community of Fort Wayne, IN. She was born December 16, 1912 in Chicago, Il to the late Lauren and Theresa Griffith. Virginia was raised in Fort Wayne. Upon graduation from St. Augustine's Academy with honors, she was awarded a four-year scholarship to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Upon graduation...
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David Allen Kumfer

November 17, 2019

DAVID ALLEN KUMFER, 61, of Fort Wayne, Ind. died on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Born on April 30, 1958, he was a son of Leo P. Sr. and Mary L. (Taylor) Kumfer. On June 5, 1998 he married Pamela J. (Pelton) Kumfer, who survives. David graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in 1977. David was a Steamfitter for Local 166, Plumbers and Steamfitters Union. Surviving relatives include his wife,...
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Ronald Kent Pressler

July 6, 1937 - November 17, 2019

Ronald Kent Pressler, 82, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away at home on November 17, 2019. He was born on July 6, 1937 the son of Emmett and Dorothy (Zumbrum) Pressler. Ronald enjoyed gardening, golfing, fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Anthony Wayne Church of God where he served as a deacon for many years. Surviving relatives include two sons, Bret (Drema) Pressler of Fort Wayne,...
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Robert "Bob" Scott O'Connor

June 19, 1962 - November 17, 2019

Robert "Bob" Scott O'Connor, 57, of Fort Wayne, went Home to the Lord on Sunday, November 17, 2019. He was born to the late William Edward and Yvonne (Pearce) O'Connor on June 19, 1962 in Lakewood, OH. He was employed by Lincoln Financial Group as a Technical Business Analyst Manager. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish where he was an active volunteer. Bob was a member of...
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Michael B. Martin

November 16, 2019

Michael B. Martin, 70, passed away on November 16, 2019. He was born in Radford, VA on October 5, 1949, son of the late, Charles Martin and Eleanor Martin. Michael served in the U.S. Air Force and obtained his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Notre Dame. He was a business owner of Federal Insulation of Indiana. He loved his family and animals and also enjoyed fishing and spending time at...
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Patricia Arlene Trolio

November 16, 2019

Patricia Arlene Trolio, 75, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Columbia South Carolina to the late James Winston and Clementine (Oxley) Dykes. She was a 1963 graduate of Central High School. Patricia married Doff Trolio December 14, 1964 and he survives. She worked in the accounting department of Partners First Credit Union for 25 years, retiring in 2012....
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Carol J. Paschal

November 15, 2019

Carol J. Paschal, 93, of Fort Wayne passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 at her home. Carol was born June 9, 1926 in Elkhart, IN. She was the daughter of Dewey and Leona (Flanigan) Kling. Carol graduated from Elmhurst High School and was the Salutetorian of her class. She was married to Wayne E. Paschal, Sr. for 71 years. Surviving are her children, Wayne (Pam) Paschal, Jr.; Linda (Ken)...
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Matthew Tyler Richey

August 25, 1998 - November 15, 2019

Matthew Tyler Richey, 21, passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 15, 2019 at home. Matthew most recently worked at Alconex as an engineer through the co-op program at Purdue Fort Wayne. Matthew enjoyed fishing, spending time with his grandpa and nieces and nephews. He loved and was passionate about history. Matthew touched so many people in his short life. He will be missed by everyone he...
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Thomas J Krider

November 20, 1938 - November 15, 2019

Thomas J. Krider Sr, 80 passed away Friday November 15, 2019 at Lutheran Life Villages at Pine Valley in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN. November 20, 1938 to the late Wendall and Alma Krider. He retired from Conrail and then was the owner of Fair Deal Auto Sales for 19 years. Thomas was a member of the American Legion Post # 47. He is survived by his children, Jeffery L Krider of...
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Erin Elizabeth LeShore-Fuller

November 14, 2019

Erin Elizabeth LeShore-Fuller, 44 passed away Thursday November 14, 2019 at Hospice Support Services, Parkview Randallia in Fort Wayne, IN. after a long and courageous fight with breast cancer. She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. Erin graduated from Woodburn High School in 1992 and earned her LPN degree from Ivy Tech. She worked for several years at Heritage Park Nursing...
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John David Reed, M.D.

December 15, 1930 - November 14, 2019

John David Reed M.D., passed away on November 14, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at home. He was born near Michigantown, Indiana, son of Annie Laurie (Walker) Reed and William Bryan Reed, both educators. John's love of learning and adventure began at a young age and continued throughout his life. While at Purdue, he played clarinet in the Purdue All-American Marching Band, lived at Dover...
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Betty Jean Elsie Mildred Milligan

November 27, 1937 - November 13, 2019

Betty Jean Elsie Mildred Milligan, 81 passed away Wednesday November 13, 2019 at the Hospice Home of Fort Wayne, IN. She was born November 27, 1937 in Fort Wayne to the late Cecil and Lavera Tarney. Betty Jean graduated from Central High School. She worked at Lutheran Hospital as a patient escort for several years. She was an avid reader and bird watcher and, enjoyed traveling when she was...
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Natasha Jones

November 12, 2019

Natasha Sabine Jones, 25, passed away on November 12, 2019. She was born in Fort Bragg, NC on December 1, 1993. She attended middle school at Lane Middle School and graduated from Snider High School. She loved music, fishing with her dad, and reading books. Most recently she was employed by CheckSmart. Natasha was a hard worker, loving mother, great sister, and daughter. She loved her niece and...
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Richard Smitty Schmitt

November 12, 2019

Richard F. (Smitty) Schmitt, 83, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in New Haven, IN to the late Linus and Cecelia (Ternet) Schmitt. Richard served honorably in the United States Army. He married Sally A. Ewing on July 22, 1961 and she preceded him in death on October 20, 2012. Richard proudly owned and managed Smitty's Bowling...
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Cleo Wilson, Jr.

November 11, 2019

Cleo Wilson Jr, 80 passed away Monday November 11, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Fort Wayne, IN. He was born August 22, 1939 in Talladega, AL to the late Cleo Wilson Sr. and Ruby Robinson –Johnson. Cleo was an US Army Veteran. He was a machine operator at Rea Magnet Wire for 51 years and retired 2016. He also worked for Cracker Barrel for 16 years. Cleo is survived by his wife of...
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Gloria Suzanne Landers

November 11, 2019

Gloria Suzanne Landers, 67, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 at Miller's Merry Manor. Gloria was born November 19, 1951 in Lakewood, CA. Surviving is her son, Jason Hoornaert of Fort Wayne and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Grace Landers; and brothers, Bill Landers and Michael Landers.
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Catherine (Kate) E. Fetzer

November 11, 2019

Catherine (Kate) E Fetzer, 51 passed away at her home in Fort Wayne, IN on November 11, 2019. She was born May 15, 1968 to the late Steven L and Judith A (Widmer) Fetzer Sr. Catherine is an alumnus of Bisphop Luers HS and Ivy Tech. Kate worked in the dietary department at Parkview. She loved cooking and spending time with friends and family playing board and card games. She was a member of the...
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Anne Louise Young Lambert

August 26, 1926 - November 11, 2019

Anne Louise Young Lambert, born August 26, 1926, passed peacefully, in her sleep on November 11, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was an avid antique collector and held memberships with LTD and the Collectors Club. Anne was also a member of the Fort Wayne Easter Star Chapter 432. Survivors include children Paul Lambert, Karen Schatko, and Amy Lambert, Grandchildren Leslie (Clinton) Mason, Eric...
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Ann Lane

November 10, 2019

Ann Lane, 91 passed away November 10, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN. She was born September 16, 1928 in LaCenter, KY to the late Taft and Frankie Burnett. Ann had a passion and love for music and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar. She is survived by her children Susan (Brian) Jones, Mark (Fran) Lane both of Fort Wayne, IN; Tom (Jeanette) Lane of Bluffton, IN;...
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Betty J. Johnston

November 9, 2019

Betty J. Johnston, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on November 9, 2019, Ascension Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. Born on April 21, 1933, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Jonathan and Mary Annabell (Greider) Bell. Betty is survived by her sons, James Johnson, Ken (Karen) Johnston, and John Johnston, all of Huntertown; sisters, Mary Anderson, and Inez Bowers, both of Fort Wayne. She was...
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Don Caudill

June 28, 1948 - November 8, 2019

Don Caudill, 71, of Fort Wayne, went Home to the Lord on Friday, November 8, 2019. He was born to Bettie (McBride) and the late James Caudill in Cincinnati, OH on June 28, 1948. He graduated from to the University of Cincinnati and worked as a mechanical engineer. He was on the Aboite Township Fire Department as a Volunteer Firefighter, where he was a charter member since 1982. Over the years for...
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Maxine E. (Hale) Peck

March 18, 1926 - November 7, 2019

Maxine E. (Hale) Peck, 93, of Ossian, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019. She was born to the late William and Elva (Beard) Murphy in Fort Wayne on March 18, 1926. She graduated from Arcola High School in 1943. Maxine worked for Indiana Michigan Power as an Accounting Clerk for over 31 years. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family...
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Jean Deady

June 9, 1953 - November 7, 2019

Jean Deady, 66, died peacefully on November 7, 2019. She was a graduate of North Side High School in 1971. Jean was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam era and serving with the California national guard. She retired from S&V Liquor in 2015, and was formerly employed by the U.S. Postal Service, Centennial Wireless Call Center and Aon Insurance. Jean was preceded in death by her parents....
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Wendy A. Tyler

November 5, 2019

Wendy A. Tyler, 75, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. She was born on Jul 10, 1944 in Beverly, MA to the late John and Jane (Callahan) Bruce. Wendy was a lifetime member of the Waynedale United Methodist Church. She enjoyed devoting her time volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House for 15 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and making snuggles for the animals at the ASPCA....
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Dorthea Jeanette (Bourne) Bissontz

November 4, 2019

Dorthea Jeanette (Bourne) Bissontz, 87, entered Heaven on November 4, 2019. She was born on September 8, 1932 in Corunna, Dekalb, County, Indiana. She graduated from Kendallville High School, then studied music education at Butler University Jordan School of Music where she earned a Bachelor of Music Education. She worked at the International Harvester Company as a secretary until transitioning...
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Evelyn E. Schrader

August 20, 1924 - November 4, 2019

Evelyn E. Schrader, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Evelyn and Glenn McNutt. She enjoyed music and art and loved spending time with her family. Evelyn was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. She was co-owner of Schrader Financial Services. Surviving are her daughters, Julie (Brian Wood) Schrader and Susan Schrader;...
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Maris E. Black

November 3, 2019

Maris E. Black, 81, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Rockford, Illinois to the late Sidney and Ethel (Lower) Wolcott. She married Norman H. Black on February 25, 1967 and he preceded her in death on June 22, 2016. She worked for Rockford Christian School as a kindergarten teacher until she moved to Fort Wayne Community Schools in 1967. She worked for Fort...
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Galen Dale (Gay) Lehman

November 3, 2019

Galen Dale (Gay) Lehman, 92, of Ft. Wayne passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 at home. He was born Dec. 3, 1926 in Willard, OH to the late Jesse Herman and Lillian Elizabeth (Risser) Lehman. Galen was the route director of Lehman's Bakery in New London, OH. He was a WWII veteran who served in the Philippines at Ft. McKinley, as a mess sergeant; and attained the rank of staff sergeant. He met his...
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Mary Kathryn Allmandinger

November 3, 2019

Mary Kathryn Allmandinger, 97, of Fort Wayne, went home to the Lord on Sunday, November 3, 2019. She was born January 18, 1922, to Walter and Eloise (Bower) Wetzel. She married the love of her life, Milton, on February 19, 1944. She graduated from South Side High School. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, where she was actively involved with quilting, flower planting, Bible study,...
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Gary D. Grabner

November 3, 2019

Gary D. Grabner, 77, has left to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 3, 2019. He retired after 33 years as a supervisor with Dana Corporation and currently worked for Bob Rohrman Auto. Gary loved cars, boats, dancing, the lake and in his early days drag racing and most of all his beautiful wife of 46 years Sandy. Surviving are his wife Sandy, three children Monty Grabner, Wendy (Buck)...
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George Lalka

July 19, 1922 - November 3, 2019

George Lalka, 97, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, November 3, 2019. He was born in Peckville, PA on July 19, 1922, the son of the late John and Pauline Lalka. He resided in Fort Wayne since 1987 and is a member of First Assembly Christian Center, Washington Center Road. George was a veteran of World War II, served in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany. He received...
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Evelyn L. Schrimper

November 2, 2019

Evelyn L. Schrimper, 100, of Fort Wayne, passed away on November 2, 2019. She was born to the late Henry and Lilian (Reimer) Bohrns on May 10, 1919 in Calumet, Iowa. On D Day 1944 she married Robert Schrimper. Evelyn was an accomplished homemaker and seamstress. She worked for H&R Block for over 30 years. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, traveling, and game shows. Evelyn is survived by her sons,...
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Lawrence L. Niemi

November 2, 2019

Lawrence L. Niemi, 82, passed away November 2, 2019. He was born in Waukegan, Ill on April 23, 1937, the son of the late William and Beatrice Niemi. Larry was an avid golfer and enjoyed boating, playing the guitar and was teaching himself piano. He also loved his dogs, and enjoyed working on older cars. In his spare time he enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and spending time at the...
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William R. Kercheval

November 1, 2019

William R. Kercheval, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019. He was born on 07/31/1946 in Richmond, Indiana to the late Harry and Janet (Kienker) Kercheval. Bill worked for GTE doing data processing for 29 years. He enjoyed woodworking, theatre, photography and fishing. He really enjoyed time with his family especially his grandchildren. Bill is survived by his wife of 33...
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Ardis R. Miller

November 1, 2019

Ardis R. Miller, 85, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019 at Westside Garden Plaza in Indianapolis. Ardis was born January 23, 1934 in Fort Wayne to the late David B. and Nellie B. (Hoaglin) Ramsey. She was the financial secretary for the Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church 18 years retiring in 1988. She was a current member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. She was...
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Helen Ann Runge

October 31, 2019

Helen Ann Runge, 86, died on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Born in Delaware, Ohio, on April 23 (Shakespeare's birthday), Helen was the daughter of Shad and Mary (Ferris) Hartsough. She graduated from Saint Mary's High School in Delaware and went on to work in the offices of Greif Brothers Cooperage with her future sister-in-law, Dorothy (Runge) Amato. In 1953 she married Robert H Runge, and moved...
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Margaret R. Hyde

October 31, 2019

Margaret R. Hyde, 94, peacefully passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Born in Clinton, Indiana and raised in the Catholic faith, she was the daughter of Constantino and Mary (Vargo) Berto. Throughout her career, she held various positions in banking and later was an administrative assistant. She attended St. Patrick Catholic Church, Arcola, and volunteered for Lutheran Hospital. Margaret...
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Lillian Louise (Ford) Geeting

October 30, 2019

Lillian Louise (Ford) Geeting, 92, of Fort Wayne, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. She was born to the late Frank L. Ford Sr. and Bernice (Reddin) Ford on May 29, 1927 in Fort Wayne. Lillian graduated from Elmhurst High School and Cincinnati Bible Seminary. She taught at Mount Mission School in Grundy, VA for 38 years. She enjoyed reading and volunteering at Golden Years...
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Paul D. Allen

October 29, 2019

Paul D. Allen, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Oct. 29, 2019, from Alzheimer's Disease. Born on July 13, 1928, in Fort Wayne. He was the son of the late Jessie and Anna Allen. After high school he proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of American Legion Post 499 and had a lifetime membership with the VFW Post 2457, New Haven. He married the love of his life, Marie (Haag) on June 24,...
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Joan Marilyn Strong

October 28, 2019

Joan Marilyn Strong, 87, passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at Saint Anne Home and Retirement Community in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Rock Island, IL to the late Francis August and Eva I. (Tobin) Schaefer. She was a graduate of Alleman Catholic High School in Rock Island, IL. Joan married William Strong on June 19, 1954 and he preceded her in death. She worked for BDK Brown as a dental...
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Jeffrey Wayne Armstead

October 27, 2019

Jeffrey Wayne Armstead, 52 of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away at home on October 27, 2019. He is survived by his brothers and sisters; Arthur Allen (Debbie) Armstead, Valery Francine Barret, Theda June Eifrid, Anita Fair Shaw, Terry Eugene Armstead, Velma Fay(Donald Johnson Sr.) Johnson, Katherin Louise Armstead, and Pamela Elaine Biesiada. He was preceded in death by Parents George Clarence Armstead...
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Terry Kent Morrolf

March 8, 1937 - October 27, 2019

Terry Kent Morrolf, 82, pased away Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Carl Morrolf and Genevieve Wickham. Terry married Laurel Deal and she preceded him in death on April 17, 2005. He worked for Harvester as a mechanic for 23 years and after retirement he owned Allied Welding Service. Terry enjoyed riding motorcycles and going go-kart racing with...
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Don F. Goldner

October 25, 2019

Don F. Goldner died on October 25, surrounded by his family after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease. He literally did battle Parkinson's with daily exercise and by being an active participant in the Rock Steady Boxing program for many years. He was born October 4, 1934 to Fred and Alice (Eis) Goldner in Chicago, IL. Don graduated from Bradley University in 1956. He had a long and...
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Mary Ann (Oberley) Walker

October 25, 2019

Mary Ann (Oberley) Walker, 86, of Fort Wayne, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October, 25, 2019 at St. Anne Home. Born November 12, 1932, at home in Zulu, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Elmer A. Oberley and Cecilia R. (Mourey) Oberley. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. She enjoyed gardening and growing roses, and spending time with her large family. ...
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Jean E. Deal

October 24, 2019

Jean E. Deal, 84, passed away on October 24, 2019. She was born on January 26, 1935 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of the late Leonard and Verda (Faulkner) Deal. Jean was a Registered Nurse and worked for over 52 years including Harvester International and Zollner Piston, retiring in 2004. She was a member of the Parkview Alumni Association. Her passion was her beloved dogs. She is survived...
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Loren Joseph Gunkel

October 24, 2019

Loren Joseph Gunkel, 74, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019. He was born on September 8, 1945 the son of Joseph G. and Mary J. (Wetzel) Gunkel. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Verizon. Surviving relatives include one brother, Mark Gunkel of Batavia, IL; brother-in-law, James Peters and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his...
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Kenneth M. Folk

June 8, 1950 - October 21, 2019

Kenneth M. Folk, 69 of Fort Wayne, IN passed away October 21, 2019. Kenneth was born in Auburn, IN June 8, 1950 to the late Donald G. and Virginia M. (Hasey) Folk. He served his country in the United States Air Force and retired as a House manager for the Freedom House for Drugs and Alcohol. Kenneth was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his sisters, Toni...
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Timothy (Tim) Linsky

October 20, 2019

Timothy (Tim) Linsky, 41, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Tim was born in Fort Wayne on September 19, 1978. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1998 and completed some classes at Ivy Tech Community College. He worked for D&W Fine Pack for the past 6 years, currently as a maintenance supervisor. Tim loved spending time with his family, friends, and dog. His...
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James Bernard Gast

October 20, 2019

James Bernard Gast, 81, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN . He was born in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Paul B. and Mary Jayne (Wasses) Gast. He married Sandra "Sam" Sands on December 28, 1968 and she survives. James was president and owned, with his brother, Wayne Concept Manufacturing for many years. He was also vice president of The Janitor Supply Company....
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Debra (Debbie) Connett

October 19, 2019

Debra "Debbie" Connett passed away Saturday Oct 19, 2019 surrounded by family. Born on Dec 15, 1955 to Don and Mary George, Deb nurtured a life-long love of learning and teaching – working in parochial schools, preschool, as a substitute, and as a tutor. She was an active member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, particularly encouraging the United Methodist Women's groups in community...
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Lavon A. Wasson

October 19, 2019

Lavon A. Wasson, 81, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Adams Heritage in Fort Wayne, In. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Harry F. and Zola (Lyons) Shoppell. She married Richard Wasson and he preceded her in death in 2008. Lavon was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and loved spending time with her family. Surviving are her...
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Hazel Arlene Starry

October 18, 2019

Hazel Arlene Starry, 82, of Fort Wayne passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. Hazel was born in Fort Wayne on January 19, 1936 to the late Glenn and Stella (Soots) Williams. Hazel was a graduate of Southside High School and she was a member and past president of VFW Auxillary Post VFW 10006 and past fourth district president. She was also a member of American...
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Carole J. Bookout

October 18, 2019

Carole J. Bookout, 83, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 in Ashton Creek Health and Rehab in Fort Wayne, IN . She was born in Fort Wayne on July 30, 1936 to the late Joseph F. and Nora (Doan) Bucher. She married Guy Bookout on November 30, 1957 and he survives. She graduated from Parkview School of Nursing in 1957. Carole was a registered nurse and a member of St. Joseph United Methodist...
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Renee Ann Osterhout

October 17, 2019

Renee Ann Osterhout, 80 of Grabill met the angels and her Lord on October 17 at home surrounded by her loving family. Her pain is gone, and she is finally at peace. She was preceded in death by her brothers Gerald and Donald Kugler. Renee was a wonderful wife, homemaker, and loving mother. She loved sewing, flowers, cooking, and home decorating. Born April 27, 1939, and educated in Schenectady...
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Neil Allen McCoy

April 30, 1943 - October 17, 2019

Neil Allen McCoy, 76, of Englewood, FL, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away October 17, 2019 at his home. He was born April 30, 1943 in Fort Wayne to the late Basil and Louise (Lavine) McCoy. He was married to Linda L. Buell for 53 wonderful years. Neil was a Fort Wayne fire fighter for 25 years before retiring. He then went on to retire from Holland Trucking. He served in the Air National...
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Marcella (Marcie) M. Sheets

October 16, 2019

Marcella "Marcie" M. Sheets 93, of Fort Wayne died Wed, Oct 16, 2019. Born 11/15/1925, she was the daughter of the late David D. & Louise (Bleich) Schwartz. A Fort Wayne native, Marcie worked for the Zollner Corporation as Secretary of Athletics Office before retiring in 1954. She also enjoyed working on the Mad Anthony Tournaments. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she...
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Martha R. Siela

March 15, 1932 - October 16, 2019

Martha R. Siela, 87, passed away on October 16, 2019. She was born on March 15, 1932 in Wells Co., IN the daughter of the late Rollie and Stella Deam. Martha was a member of Markle Church of Christ, she enjoyed reading the bible and was passionate about her faith. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, crafts and singing. Martha enjoyed spending time with her husband and family, including spending...
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Norman A. Conklin

October 15, 2019

Rev. Norman A. Conklin, 87 passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN surrounded by his family. He was born in Tarrytown NY. Norman was a true shepherd as Pastor to churches in South Dakota, Kansas, and the Ft. Wayne area and his love for the Lord fueled his passion for ministry to people in ways too many to mention. Norman was an avid sports fan before Alzheimers stole his...
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Steven D. Shively

October 15, 2019

Steven D Shively, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on October 15, 2019. Born on August 20, 1948, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late C.N. and Adella (Ross) Shively. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a Sergeant in the Air Force, and retired in 2002, from Dana Corp, after 30 years of service as a machinist. He was the head of the EAP, Recovery Program, for more than 20...
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Betty J. Richards

October 14, 2019

Betty J. Richards, 85 passed away Monday, October 14, 2019 at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late James R and F Berdena Sproat. Betty graduated from Central High School in 1952. She worked of Cal Federal Bank, SE Division, Ft. Lauderdale FL for 17 years and retired in 1994. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and Parkview lunch...
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Jerome (Jerry) Edward Fedorowicz

October 14, 2019

Jerome "Jerry" Edward Fedorowicz, 66, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. Jerry was born on October 2, 1953 in Williamsport, PA to Leonard and Ella Frances (Davis) Fedorowicz. Jerry served his country honorably with the United States Army for 20 years as a Staff Sergeant and Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. Jerry worked for the United...
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Kenneth E. Paige, Sr.

October 14, 2019

Kenneth E. Paige Sr., 81, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Johnstown, PA to the late August and Gertrude (Miller) Paige. Kenneth served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He attended University of Pittsburgh receiving his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. He married Barbara Paige in 1959 and she...
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Thomas W. Cartwright

March 11, 1942 - October 13, 2019

Thomas W. Cartwright, 77, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Mary E. Cartwright. Tom served honorably in the United States Navy and worked as a driver for Resenberg Company, Waste Managements, and Norfolk Southern. Tom married Virginia M. Quirk on July 16, 1977 and she survives. Tom enjoyed trains and had a large collection....
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Terrie Kay Tschantz

October 13, 2019

TERRIE KAY TSCHANTZ, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. A native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, Terrie was the daughter of the late Thomas Dean and Betty Jane Haviland. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, whom provided lifelong care for her special daughter Stacey. She will be truly missed...
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Julie Ann Bobay

October 13, 2019

JULIE ANN BOBAY, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born April 18, 1960, in Fort Wayne, Julie was a daughter of the late Wallace and June (Getts) Fritz. She loved being with her family and friends and especially enjoyed time at the lake or next to her pool. Surviving are her husband, Greg; sister, Candy Fritz; brother, Mark (Kathy Girardot...
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Betty Jo Gething

October 11, 2019

Betty Jo Gething, joined her Heavenly Father on, Friday October 11, 2019, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born June 11, 1930 in Louisville, Kentucky, to the late Wilbur and Ada Gladys (Lile) Long. She Married John "Jack" Gething on March 27, 1949. She was a homemaker and worked for Lincoln Life, and was a sales clerk for Sears for 10 ½ years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Good...
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Sara Lee Scheele

October 11, 2019

Sara Lee Scheele, 64, passed away on October 11, 2019. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on May 8, 1955, the daughter of the late Richard and Rosemary Scheele. She was a graduate of Bishop Luers High School. Sara was passionate about gardening and loved flowers. She also enjoyed working in wild life rehabilitation for a number of years. She is survived by her partner of 24 years, Jerry Willett; and...
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Houston A. Chandler

October 10, 2019

Houston A. Chandler, 64 of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away October 10, 2019. He was born on August 13, 1955 to the late Joseph and Carrie (Hall) Chandler, Sr. in Marengo County, Alabama. Houston was loved by many, he accepted and served his Lord and Savior at a very early age, and he will be missed by all who knew him. Houston leaves to mourn loss his nieces Bettye Johnson of Fort Wayne,...
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Beverly Miller

October 9, 2019

BEVERLY MILLER, 76, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Born in Pontiac, Mich. on Nov. 30, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Garland Wells Sr. Beverly worked as a teacher for over 40 years and retired from Blackhawk Middle School. She was a member at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church where she was active in the choirs and musical programs. She is survived by her children,...
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Brett Frederick Gemlick

October 9, 2019

Dr. Brett Frederick Gemlick, age 50, of Fort Wayne passed away on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 9, 2019. He was a graduate of Snider High School, where he played football and later became one of the team doctors. He received his Bachelors Degree in Bio-Chem from Purdue University and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Later he received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from...
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David S. Seligman

October 8, 2019

David S. Seligman, 84 passed away October 8, 2019 at Parkview Hospital Randallia. He was born January 8, 1935 in St. Louis, MO to the late Leslie and Lorna Seligman. He graduated from Robinson High School and received a BS Degree in Business from Millikan University. Dave lived in Fort Wayne for 51 years. He was a member of the Congregation Achduth Vesholom of Fort Wayne, IN. Dave worked for the...
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Marcelyn (Marcie) J. Ponder

October 8, 2019

Marcelyn "Marcie" J. Ponder, 69, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at her residence. She was born on November 13, 1949 in Maine to Leroy and Adah Parkhurst. Marcie graduated from Southside High School in Fort Wayne. She was a mother and homemaker. Marcie worked in retail for Hook's Drugstore, Dollar General, and Value City Department Store. She loved her family and...
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Agnes (Tracey) Louise Williams

October 8, 2019

Agnes "Tracey" Louise Williams, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. She was born on November 28, 1945 to the late Willie and Ruby (Lynn) Lyons in Fayette, AL. A mother's love stretches far and wide. This mom's as far as across the seas and bloodlines. Forever will be missed and admired for the seeds planted and the ones she loved. Her passions included garaging for the...
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Agnes "Tracy" Louise Williams

October 8, 2019

Agnes "Tracey" Louise Williams, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. She was born on November 28, 1945 to the late Willie and Ruby (Lynn) Lyons in Fayette, AL. A mother's love stretches far and wide. This mom's as far as across the seas and bloodlines. Forever will be missed and admired for the seeds planted and the ones she loved. Her passions included garaging for the...
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Marcelyn "Marcie" J. Ponder

November 13, 1949 - October 8, 2019

Marcelyn "Marcie" J. Ponder, 69, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at her residence. She was born on November 13, 1949 in Maine to Leroy and Adah Parkhurst. Marcie graduated from Southside High School in Fort Wayne. She was a mother and homemaker. Marcie worked in retail for Hook's Drugstore, Dollar General, and Value City Department Store. She loved her family and...
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Mary Lou (Harris) Jones

October 6, 2019

Mary Lou (Harris)Jones, 85, of Fort Wayne, died on Sunday October 6, 2019 at Ashton Creek surrounded by her loving family. Born in Coudersport, PA In 1934. Her family moved to St. Petersburg , FL in 1944. She received her RN Degree in 1955, from Mound Park School of Nursing. While doing her pediatric affiliation in Birmingham, Al, she met the love of her life, Robert Jones. They married on August...
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James C. Fisher

October 6, 2019

James C. Fisher, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019. He was born to the late Carl and Goldie (Sprain) Fisher on October 22, 1931 in Decatur, IN. On February 25, 1951 he married Phyllis J. Morrison, who preceded him in death. James attended Trinity Church of the Nazarene. He owned and operated Fisher Electric Motor Services along with his brother, Jack T. Fisher, who...
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Katherine M. Lowden

October 6, 2019

Katherine M. Lowden, 96, of Ft. Wayne, IN born on August 24, 1923 and passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Lowden and her son, Robert G. Lowden. Surviving are her daughter, Sandra L. Bunn and son, James B. Lowden; grandchildren, Aaron Bunn, Courtney Roades, Kyle and Kody Lowden, and Jessica Underwood; great-grandchildren, Max, Oliver, Carter...
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Gerald Eugene Long

October 6, 2019

Gerald Eugene Long, 83, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019. He was born in Woodburn, Indiana on Feb. 14, 1936. He lived his entire adult life in Ft. Wayne and worked at Harvester for 29 years. Surviving are his children, Ron (Kim) Long and Judy (Gary) Gatton, both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Lyndsey, Logan, Sophie, Whitney, and Heather; and one great-grandchild, Atty. He was preceded in death...
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William (Bill) F. Langmeyer

October 5, 2019

William "Bill" F. Langmeyer, 91, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Mr. Langmeyer was born on March 12, 1928 in Fort Wayne, IN to Franklin and Stephanie (Kortokrax) Langmeyer. He graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1946. On March 26, 1949, he married Ruth Holocher at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. Bill served as a...
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Frank Smola

October 5, 2019

Frank Smola, 98, of Fort Wayne passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the VA Medical Center. Frank was born October 9, 1920 in Fort Wayne to the late Albert and Mary (Kucia) Smola. Frank was a World War II Army veteran. He retired in 1985 as the plant manager with France Stone Company. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Surviving is his daughter, Deborah (Stephen) Zeigler; son...
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Lucinda (Cindy) Kay (Pratt) Shook

October 4, 2019

Lucinda "Cindy" Kay (Pratt) Shook, 62, resident of Angola, born in Gas City, passed away in her home Friday, October 4th, 2019. Cindy was born March 5, 1957 in Gas City, the daughter of Jack & Shirley Pratt. She married James Shook on June 13, 2009. Cindy worked for Lutheran Hospital for 20 years, and she was recently working for Home Sweet Home and helping her daughter run Tillies Boutique....
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Jessica J. Line

October 4, 2019

Jessica J. Line, 36, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 in Fort Wayne, In. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to Larry L. and Joyce Line. Jessica loved to crochet and absolutely loved animals, especially horses, her dogs, and her cats. Surviving is her mother, Joyce Line; siblings, Eric (Soila) Line, John (Jennifer) Mann, and Curtis Mann; uncle, Mike (Teresa) Fox; and cousins, Tracy (Steve) Kring,...
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Jessica J. Line

February 17, 1983 - October 4, 2019

Jessica J. Line, 36, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 in Fort Wayne, In. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to Larry L. and Joyce Line. Jessica loved to crochet and absolutely loved animals, especially horses, her dogs, and her cats. Surviving is her mother, Joyce Line; siblings, Eric (Soila) Line, John (Jennifer) Mann, and Curtis Mann; uncle, Mike (Teresa) Fox; and cousins, Tracy (Steve) Kring,...
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Billy F Payne

August 12, 1928 - October 3, 2019

Billy E. Payne, 91, of Fort Wayne passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital. Billy was born August 12, 1928 in Fort Wayne to the late Melvin and Gladys (Ervin) Payne. He graduated from Central High School in 1946 and then served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Billy was a draftsman for Magnavox retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Marine Corps League and American Legion Post...
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John M. Stanford, Sr.

October 1, 2019

John M. Stanford Sr., 81, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Bethlehem Woods in Fort Wayne, In. He was born in Allen County, Indiana to the late John Leo and Florentine Stanford. He married Bonnie (Martin) Stanford on July 18, 1957 and she preceded him in death. He worked for the Allen County Highway Department and International Harvester, until his retirement. He was a member of St. Vincent...
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Nicholas (Nick) Frank Kitchen III

October 1, 2019

Nicholas "Nick" Frank Kitchen III, 70, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at his residence in Rome City, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Nicholas F. and Delores T. Kitchen. He was a 1967 graduate of Concordia High School. Nick worked for Schambaugh and Sons for 30 years until his retirement. He was a member and trustee of The Fraternal Oder of Eagles in Kendallville, IN. Nick enjoyed...
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Daniel T. Harber

January 6, 1954 - October 1, 2019

Daniel T. Harber, 65, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at his residence in Columbia City, IN. Born January 6, 1954 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Norbert and Charlotte (Sally) Harber. Dan was a graduate of Homestead High School, class of 1972. He worked at BF Goodrich in Woodburn for 42 years, before retiring in 2015. He was a life-long member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in...
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June A. Jones-Lake

September 30, 2019

JUNE A. JONES-LAKE, 98, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. She was born May 12, 1921. She retired as a clothing buyer. June enjoyed fashion, gardening, and was an avid reader. Surviving are her daughter, Linda M. Zion; grandsons, Randall (Kathy) Zion, Rex (Linda) Zion, Jeff (Julie) Uetrecht, Matt (Nancy) Uetrecht, and Rob (Stephanie) Uetrecht; 10 great-grandchildren; nine...
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Aloma Marion Moore

September 29, 2019

Aloma Marion Moore, 76, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 surrounded by love and family at Parkview Randailla Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born on February 3, 1943 in Fort Wayne, IN. Aloma graduated from Central High School then continued her education receiving her QMA, Medical Assisting, and then her LPN at Ivy Tech where she graduated Nursing school in 1999. ...
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Timothy L. Woods

September 28, 2019

Timothy L. Woods, 65, passed from this life at 6: 26 am Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. He was born on September 9, 1954 in Fort Wayne, to the late Leonard R. Woods an Holly (Breece) Woods. Tim was a graduate of the North Side High School class of 1972 and was a proud Redskin supporting both the Alumni Association and the Athletic Hall of Fame. He...
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Beatrice "Bea" Dove

June 27, 1933 - September 28, 2019

Beatrice "Bea" Dove, 86, passed away on September 28, 2019. She was born on June 27, 1933. Bea retired from Magnavox after 35 years of employment. She was also a server at Hall's Hollywood and she enjoyed all the people she got to meet. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Burlage; grandchildren, Jeffrey Shoemaker and Jachobea Burlage; and dear friends, Tami (Bill) Corn and Bruce Helton. A...
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