Our Obituaries

John S. Reiter

February 1, 1948 - March 21, 2017

JOHN S. "CCR" REITER, 69, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Born Feb. 1, 1948, in Fort Wayne, John was a son of the late Earl and Marie (Herbst) Reiter. He loved his friends and family. John enjoyed fishing and old rock and blues music.He was an avid IU Basketball Fan and Colts Fan.John is survived by his wife, Cheryl; children, Jason Reiter, Heather Vogelsong, and...
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Bonny J. Gray

October 5, 1944 - March 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Troy Nooner

April 20, 1975 - March 9, 2017

Troy Nooner, 41 of Fort Wayne, IN. Died peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017. He was born to Troy and Carla Sr. in Red Bluff, California. He is survived by his daughters, Isabell Nooner and Andrea Coker-Nooner; sons, Adam Nooner and Treston Nooner-Beck; mother, Clara Dearmen; father, Troy Nooner Sr.; sisters, Rebekah, Sugar, Shawna; brother, Shawn; grandmother, Jane Nooner; grandpa, Jack Dearmen...
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Janice Colleen Kane

August 28, 1949 - March 8, 2017

JANICE COLLEEN KANE, 67, of Fort Wayne, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne to the late Dalbert and Colleen Snyder, she is survived by her son, Corey Kane; and two grandchildren, Angel and Iris Kane. She was preceded in death by her brother Robert "Bobby" Snyder. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017 at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N....
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Deborah Ann RICKETTS

March 24, 1951 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Nina Etter

August 8, 1946 - March 6, 2017

Nina (Derkach Borton) Etter, 70, of Hoagland, IN, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, March 6, 2017, in her home. She was attended lovingly by her husband, Brad Etter of Fort Wayne and Hoagland. Nina was born in a refugee camp near Hanover, Germany in 1946, after her parents fled soviet Ukraine. She came to America in 1952 and lived most of her life in Fort Wayne. Nina was a talented gardener...
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Robert F. Bunting

September 11, 1945 - March 6, 2017

Robert F. Bunting Jr., a loving husband and father, passed away peacefully on a rainy afternoon on March 6th surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Robert Sr. and Elizabeth Bunting on September 11, 1944 in Fort Wayne, IN. Robert served in the Army in 1961-1964 and earned the rank of Spec 4. He met his dream girl on a blind date in October 1964, fell in love immediately, got...
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Bonnie Morgan

August 25, 1962 - March 1, 2017

Bonnie Morgan, 54, of Fort Wayne passed away on Wednesday March 1, 2017. She was born to the late Raymond and Joyce Morgan Sr. on August 25, 1962. She is survived by her son John Morgan; daughters Tuesday Morgan, Tori DuBois and Josie DuBois; brother Raymond "Eddie" Morgan Jr.; 5 Grandchildren and several aunts and uncles. Funeral service will be held at C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home 1327 N....
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Catalina Cabrera Stackhouse

October 1, 1945 - February 28, 2017

Cathy Stackhouse, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Feb. 28th, 2017. She was born on Oct. 1st, 1945 to the late Antonio Magofna and Martha Sablan Cabrera. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Joseph Borja and siblings, Ben, Manny, Maria and Becky. Cathy is survived by her son, Bill Magofna and his wife, Martha, along with his children, Antonia (Zackino), Johnathan, Marie, A.J...
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Helen I. Johns

June 13, 1922 - February 27, 2017

Helen I. Johns, 94, of Columbia City, passed away on Monday Feb. 27, 2017 at Millers at Oak Pointe. Born June 13, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Lovina Cook. She is survived by her daughters, Eileen (Dave) Platz and Betty Lou (David) Brayton; son, Keith (Kris) Johns; sister, Donna Brindle; four grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was...
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Mary Elizabeth Herndon

December 10, 1936 - February 21, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Herndon , 80, of Fort Wayne passed away at Heritage Park Nursing Home on Tuesday February 21, 2017. She was born to the late James and Ruby Baker on December 10, 1936. She is survived by her daughters Ruby Diane (Thomas) Bates, Betty (Tim) Callahan and Michele Williams; sons Mourey Herndon and David Mahler; granddaughter Amy Herndon-McKinzie; 4 sisters; 2 brothers; 15...
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Janine Marilyn Roe

June 19, 1931 - February 15, 2017

Janine M. Roe, 85, of Fort Wayne passed away at Coventry Meadows on Wednesday February 15, 2017. She was born to the late James and Maxine Hawthorne on June 19, 1931. She is survived by her children Theresa (Timothy) Krauhs, Cynthia (Steven) Cobb, Kathleen Baumert , Andrew Roe and Amy (Tim) Longardner; sister Mary Gaskill; brothers James David (Madonna) Hawthorne and James R. (Carol) Hawthorne...
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Ann Marie Murphy

September 13, 1939 - February 6, 2017

Ann "Annie" Marie Murphy, 73, of Fort Wayne passed away at home on Monday February 6, 2017. She was born to the late William and Marie Murphy on September 13, 1939. She is survived by her brother Larry Murphy and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home 1327 N. Wells St. on Tuesday February 14, 2017 at 11am with calling 2 hours prior. Burial...
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Darlena Louise Gallahan

April 21, 1941 - February 5, 2017

DARLENA "DOT" LOUISE GALLAHAN, 75, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, Feb, 5, 2017, at home. Born April 21, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Mary Springer.She is survived by her sister, Irene (Kelvin) Thain; brothers, Walter (Mary) Springer and George (Ruth Thimler) Springer; and 10 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Gallahan; sister,...
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Darlene Gardt

December 1, 1928 - February 3, 2017

Darlene Gardt, 88, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017, at Park Place Assisted Living. She was born to the late James and Marguerite Pember on December 1, 1928. She is survived by her daughter Karen (Dwight) Wagner; brother Jim Pember; sister Sharon Humphreys; grandchildren Courtney Wagner, Holly Wagner and Jeff Wagner. Darlene was preceded in death by her husband Paul Gardt...
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Kathryn Elizabeth Helmke

July 29, 1955 - January 27, 2017

Kathryn E. Helmke, 61, of Fort Wayne, IN., went to be with her Lord after a long battle with COPD on January 27, 2017, at Parkview Hospital. Born July 29, 1955 in Evansville, IN, she is predeceased by her parents William E. and Peggy K. (Sprinkle) Royal, her in laws Harold and Barbara Helmke of Fort Wayne, IN and her sister Vicki (Dave) Ryckman. Kathy was married to her loving husband and best...
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Ruth Aileen Martin

January 8, 1925 - January 27, 2017

Ruth A. Martin 92, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at Ossian Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 8, 1925 in Allen County, IN, the only daughter of John and Ivah Belle (Tomlin) Franklin. She was the loving wife and constant companion of Tom Martin. Surviving are her daughter, Sandra Pafford, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her brother, Clarence Franklin...
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Betty Bates

June 24, 1948 - January 22, 2017

BETTY (BOISTY) J. BATES, 68, of Hoagland, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at Visting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, after battling cancer. She was employed at Kroger, Decatur, IN, for 18 years. She is survived by daughters, Tina (Matt) Thompson and Jenny Cenko; brothers, Robert, John (Nancy) and Gerald Harmeyer; sisters, Valarie Brown and Jill (Russ) Lee; and four grandchildren, Jeffrey...
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Robert Eugene CAMOS

March 27, 1934 - January 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Eleanor L. Klemke

July 10, 1930 - January 20, 2017

Eleanor L. Klemke, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center at 1:17 p.m. Born July 10, 1930, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Theron Justice Kitchen and Lelta Alverta Bray. She worked at Children Protective Services for 10 years and was a former employee of Lincoln Life Insurance Co. and General Electric. She was a member of Highview...
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George D. Drew

December 24, 1943 - January 14, 2017

George D. Drew, 73 passed away at home in New Haven, IN on Saturday, January 14, 2017. He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He is survived by his beloved dog, Blaze; Daughter Debra (Louis) Studer; Son; George P. Drew; Daughter; Mary (Jeff) Helmuth; Son David Drew; Daughter Amanda (Jason) Wayer; 7 grandchildren; Great-grand-daughter on the way; 3 step-grandchildren 3 step-great-grandchildren...
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Timothy Jones

March 17, 1962 - January 7, 2017

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Harold Walter WEISBACH

May 26, 1930 - January 6, 2017

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Melvin L. Wilcher

March 31, 1940 - January 3, 2017

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Betty Jean ADAMS

October 1, 1926 - January 2, 2017

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Elaine Rhind

August 2, 1930 - January 2, 2017

ELAINE RHIND, of Fort Wayne, died on Monday, January 2, 2017, at Sage Bluff Nursing Home. Born August 2, 1930, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Russell J. McClain and Esther F. (Fisher). She was a homemaker. Surviving are her three children, Daniel (Darlene) Gerdom of Bluffton, IN, David (Anita) Gerdom of Huntertown, IN and Sandra (Lester) Fager of Canal Fulton, Ohio; eight...
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Lowell Eugene Smith

October 9, 1957 - January 1, 2017

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Michael Ray Baker

July 27, 1956 - January 1, 2017

Michael Ray Baker, 60, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Born July 27, 1956 in Marion, Ind., he was a son of Bertha (Saylor) Baker and the late Hobert Baker. Michael held various welding jobs over the last 23 years; beginning at Float Boat and having most recently worked with Harris Kayot. He had been a member of the American Legion Post 499 and the Fraternal Order of the...
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Cynthia Addis

April 17, 1956 - December 30, 2016

Cynthia Addis, 60, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday December 29, 2016. She was born to the late William and Wavabelle Addis on April 17, 1956. Cynthia worked for over 42 years as a hair dresser. She is survived by her brother William Addis III; sister Rebecca (Bill) Addis-Hall; brothers Greg (Jennie) Addis, Jeffery Addis, Dennis E. (Debra) Addis and Jeremy (Dana) Addis; 3 nieces and 5 nephews...
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Judith Smith-Lantz

April 25, 1949 - December 29, 2016

Judith Smith-Lantz, 67, of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday December 29, 2016. She was born to the late Marion and Luella Smith on April 25, 1949. Judith worked for over 25 years for the Fort Wayne State Developmental Center. She is survived by her husband of over 25 years Michael Lantz; son Matthew (Kyla)Lantz; brothers Frank (Linda) Smith; John (Connie) Smith; brother in-law Daniel Lantz....
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Laura Lorraine Biberstine

January 21, 1940 - December 27, 2016

Laura Lorraine Biberstine, 76, of Albion, IN passed away on Monday December 27, 2016. She was born on January 21, 1940 in Illinois. Laura worked as a beautician for several years. She is survived by her daughters Paula Outlaw, Tammy Campbell and Susan Blotter; son David Biberstine and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral service will be at C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home 1327...
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Marianne K. Johnson

April 22, 1930 - December 17, 2016

MARIANNE K. JOHNSON, became "our Christmas gift" on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, "and we grieve not your being set free from this life of joy and challenge. You join our dad Richard "Dick", grandson Justin, great-grandson Braxton, and a host of family who went before you." A wife, mother, grandmother, gigi, sister, friend, a day at a time member. your legacy is six...
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Virginia May Burns-Wilson

August 5, 1921 - December 14, 2016

VIRGINIA MAY (THOMAS) BURNS-WILSON, passed peacefully to eternal life on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at Golden Years Homestead. Born Aug. 5, 1921, in Fort Wayne, she was the eldest daughter of Walter A. and May Thomas. She graduated from North Side High School, class of 1939, and was a member of the National Honor Society. She was married 54 years to Eldon V. Burns and they had five children,...
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Kimberley Ann Riske

October 27, 1959 - December 11, 2016

Kimberley Ann (Ford) Riske, 57, of Fort Wayne, died on Sunday Dec. 11, 2016. Surviving are her companion Greg Brockman; Her children Ericka Grepke, Zebadiah Ford, Rebecca Ford, Samuel Jacquway, Kathryn Jacquway, Daniel Jacquway and her grandchildren Rilen Ford, Aidan Ford, Jacob Glenn, Richie Waikel, Josh Waikel, Kaiya Grepke, Evan Jacquway, Eli Jacquway, Riley Overbay, Jack Overbay, Lana...
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Keith Alan Wright

July 10, 1961 - December 8, 2016

Keith Alan Wright, 55, of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016. He was born to Melvin and Pernie Wright on July 10, 1961 in Fort Wayne. Keith worked for Indiana Phoenix for 20 years. He is survived by his mother, Pernie Wright; brother, Rick Wright and sisters, Penny Wright and Connie Vinson. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Wright and sisters, Betty Jane Wright...
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Larry Robert Clark

January 23, 1949 - November 25, 2016

Larry Robert Clark, 67, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday November 25, 2016. He was born to the late Keith and Armina Clark on January 23, 1949 in Fort Wayne. Larry worked for 911 dispatches for over 25 years. He is survived by his wife Kelly; daughters Kassi, Heather, and Angi; grandchildren Matthew, Josh, Brett, Nate, and Emily; great grandchildren Charlotte and Corbin. Arrangements by C.M....
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Kenneth Wayne Spillers

December 11, 1963 - November 23, 2016

Kenneth Wayne Spillers, 52, of Fort Wayne passed away on Wednesday November 23, 2016. He was born to the late Jack and Betty Spillers on December 11, 1963 in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his wife Deborah Spillers; sons Ken and Chris Spillers and 6 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Wayne Dale Baptist Church for Kenneth Spillers Sr. and his brother-in law Tom Johnson on December 7...
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Kevin A. Tinkle

December 11, 1962 - November 22, 2016

KEVIN ALDEN TINKLE, 53, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at his residence. Born December 11, 1962, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Everett and Barbara (Miller) Tinkle. He was a laborer at ITT and Pepsi. He is survived by two daughters, Lindsay (Jon) Garr of Fort Wayne and Holli Tinkle of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Karen Dickson and Kristin (Ronday) Harris, both of Fort...
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Larry Reichenbaugh

May 29, 1944 - November 21, 2016

Larry Reichenbaugh of Fort Wayne, died on Monday Nov.21, 2016, at Genesis Nursing Home. Born May 29, 1944, in Hartford City, Ind. He was the husband of the late Janice (Fisher) Reichenbaugh; and son of Dorothy and Melvin Medler. He was a factory worker, truck driver, and manager at Deer Park Irish Pub until his retirement. Surviving are his children, Tammy Green, Tim, Brian, and James...
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Rebecca Grace Ryan

August 3, 1986 - November 17, 2016

Rebecca Grace Ryan, 30, of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016. She was born to John and Thelma Ryan on August 3, 1986, in Fort Wayne. She is survived by her father John Ryan; mother Thelma Ryan; sisters Chasity Hobbs and Stefanie Loving; uncle Larry Ryan, and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins. A family gathering will be at C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells...
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Patricia Ann Keeran

January 21, 1933 - November 15, 2016

Patricia Ann Keeran, 83, of Fort Wayne passed away on Tuesday November 15, 2016. She was born to the late Darold and Leona Brundige on January 21, 1933 in Fort Wayne. Patricia worked for Magnavox for over 25 years. She enjoyed ceramics, reading and was quite the conversationalist. Family was always very important to her. She is survived by her daughters Becky Clifton, and Betsy Roth; son Robert ...
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Wayne B. Chapman

December 7, 1955 - November 9, 2016

WAYNE B. CHAPMAN, of Fort Wayne, died on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, 12:43 a.m., at his residence. Born Dec. 7, 1955, in Pennsylvania, Pa., he was a son of the late Charlotte (Anderson) and Stewart Chapman. He was an inside sales rep for Wayne Pipe & Supply.Surviving are his wife, Joanne (Minich) Chapman of Fort Wayne; son, Scott (Sarah) Chapman of Fort Wayne; daughter, Lyndsey (Donald) Anthony...
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Glenn Edward Wysong

July 25, 1948 - November 8, 2016

GLENN EDWARD WYSONG SR., 68, of Fort Wayne, died on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, 8:55 a.m., in Fort Wayne. Born Sunday, July 25, 1948, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Marlene (Roy) and Clyde "Nob" Wysong. He worked in assembly and was a foreman at Dana Corporation for 35+ years. He was a member of St. Jude Hospital; American Legion Post 82; and Army/Navy Garrison 57. He was also a...
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Darlene Jane Miller

August 13, 1945 - November 7, 2016

Darlene Jane Miller, 71, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday November 7, 2016. She was born on August 13,1945 in Chatham, Ontario to a Delaware mother, Flossie J. Huff Clark and a Chippewa father, John Winfield Clark, who have both preceded her in death. Darlene was a devoted mother to her two sons bravely faced the challenge of Huntington's disease as well as her own medical issues always...
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Mary Anne Sheckels

July 2, 1950 - October 29, 2016

Mary Ann Warren-Sheckels, 66, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016. She was born to the late Viola (Tong) Warren and Edward Leu Van Warren on July 2, 1950, in Winamac, Indiana.She is preceded in death by her husband, Hayden M. Sheckels; sister Beryl Lou Warren-McDonald; brothers David Lee Warren and Joseph Warren. She leaves behind a step-daughter, Gwen Sheckels-Milledge ...
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Janet Lee Jones

March 16, 1940 - October 29, 2016

JANET LEE JONES, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. Born March 16, 1940, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Louis J. and Elizabeth M. Hartman. She worked for 27 years at Cover All Rental. She is survived by her daughter, Callie Jones, of Fort Wayne; son, Fred R. (Yvonne) Jones of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren, Joshua Jones, Jessica Jones, Christine...
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Earl R. PETERS

November 10, 1932 - October 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Charlene Lee Martin

October 16, 2016 - October 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Joshua Oscar Cler

February 3, 1989 - October 19, 2016

JOSHUA CLER, 27, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016. He is survived by his parents, Kim (Gary) McKay and Eric Cler; sister, Nichole (Tyler) Waldrop; nephews, Landon and Gabriel; daughter, Nevayah, and her mother, Britney Dobbelaere; and other family members.
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Colton James Nagel

March 7, 1993 - October 18, 2016

Colton James Nagel, 23, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Tuesday October 18, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN. He was born to the late Darrick Cooper and Suzanne Nagel on March 7, 1993 in Fort Wayne, IN. He is survived by brothers Cody Nagel and Jared Nagel; sister Heather Briggs; father Dave Agee; grandfather Charles Richardson; aunt Sarah Gerber; uncle Ben Gerber and nephews Darrick Nagel , Phoenix...
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David Lawrence Kapp

January 1, 1949 - October 13, 2016

David Lawrence Kapp, 67, of Dallas, Texas, died Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his home under hospice care. He was born on January 1, 1949 in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He was the son of Jeanne Reese Kapp and the late Lawrence Francis Kapp. David graduated from North Shore High School on Long Island and received his Bachelor's Degree from Pratt Institute in New York. He was a financial planner...
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Alys Mae Berlin

September 4, 1929 - October 8, 2016

Alys M. Berlin, went to her Lord on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at Renaissance Village in Fort Wayne. Born on September 4, 1929, in Allen County, she was the daughter of Fred M. and Agnes (Heidrich) Vaughn. She grew up in the Arcola area, where she attended the Arcola public school system. Survivors are her sons, Roger of Fort Wayne, Steven (Catherine) of New Haven, Indiana and Ronald of Arcola;...
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Larissa Ann Etheridge

March 15, 1987 - October 5, 2016

Larissa Ann Etheridge, 29, of Fort Wayne passed away on Wednesday October 5, 2016. She was born on March 15, 1987 in Coldwater, MI. She is survived by her mother Kathy Lemke; Funeral services will be at C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home 1327 N. Wells St. on Tuesday October 11, 2016 at 1pm with calling 1 hour prior. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Richard Joseph Allen

July 7, 1959 - October 5, 2016

Richard Joseph Allen, 57 of Fort Wayne passed away on Wednesday October 5, 2016. He was born on July 7, 1959 in Fort Wayne, IN. He is survived by his Parents Joseph and Beverly Allen Jr. and sisters Abbie Bryan and Amber Caesar. The memorial service will be private. Arrangements by C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home. Preferred memorials to Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control. Inurnment at Lindenwood...
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Lonnie Steven Jones

February 17, 1953 - October 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Frank Ole Macomber

December 4, 1950 - September 27, 2016

Frank Ole Macomber, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Born on December 4, 1950 in Moose Lake, MN, he was a son of the late Richard and Gladys (Haugen) Macomber. After graduation, he proudly served in the U.S. Army as a Crane Operator for six years during Vietnam. Frank retired from General Motors after 45 years of service and was also a member of the Church of God,...
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Mary Juanita Broyles

April 22, 1924 - September 22, 2016

Mary Juanita Broyles, 92, of Fort Wayne is now resting in the arms of Jesus as she passed to her heavenly home on Thursday, September 22. She was born to the late Winlock and Trulie Nelson on April 22, 1924, in Markwick, Kentucky. Mary was a devoted mother and pastor's wife. She lived in the same home for 52 years. Mary was memorable to all she met and loved by family and friends. She...
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Roxann Eddington

October 4, 1951 - September 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Guillermo Vazquez Alvarez

September 1, 1955 - September 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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William E. Hamilton

August 17, 1956 - September 14, 2016

Roxann Eddington, 64, of Fort Wayne died on Sunday September 18, 2016. She was born to the late Robert and Doris Durr on October 4, 1951 in Decatur, IN. He is survived by her sons Mark and Rick Eddington; grandchildren Lia Parnin, Tyler Eddington and Braylon Eddington; great granddaughter Kiarra Smith and brothers Terry, Larry and Jerry Durr. Memorial celebration of life service will be Saturday...
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Michael Dennis Kelly

November 1, 1965 - September 13, 2016

Michael Dennis Kelly, 50 passed away on September 13, 2016. Born November 1, 1965, he was the youngest of eleven children of Dan and Marita Kelly (both deceased). Mike will be fondly remembered for his true Irish wit. He was always ready with a joke and a smile. He never met a stranger and was kind to all. He enjoyed sports, was an avid reader, and loved a good political conversation. He was...
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George Hatton

July 26, 1955 - September 12, 2016

George Hatton Jr., 61, of Fort Wayne died on Monday, September 12, 2016. He was born to the late George Hatton Sr. and Pauline Peters on July 26, 1955, in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his daughter Jacqueline (William) Ryan; son Jason Hatton; sister Jane Hatton; brother John Hatton, as well as grandchildren Brandon, Braxton, and Mackenzie. Funeral service will be Monday, September 19, 2016, at...
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Roy Eugene Stinnett

March 9, 1935 - September 10, 2016

Roy Eugene Stinnett, 81, of Fort Wayne went to be with the Lord and was reunited with his wife Ruth and son Johnny on Saturday, September 10, 2016. He was born to the late William and Lizzie Stinnett on March 9, 1935, in Lynnville, TN. Roy was an over the road semi-truck driver for over 45 years. He is survived by his daughter Nancy Friebel; sisters Carolyn Pipkin and Francis Dalton and several...
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Virginia R. Walker

October 31, 1924 - September 9, 2016

Ginny R. Walker, 91, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday September 9, 2016. She was born to the late Rex and Mildred Haviland on October 31, 1924 in Fort Wayne, IN. Ginny served proudly in WWII in the Navy. She is survived by her niece Terri Tschantz; nephews Nick Haviland and Tim Hall; great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert W....
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Barbara Ann Wasson

October 25, 1961 - August 27, 2016

BARBARA A. WASSON, 54, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. She was born Oct. 25, 1961 in New London, Conn. to the late Thomas Hovis and Fritzi (Lombard) Fry. Survivors include husband, John Wasson, Sr.; daughter, Amber Wasson; son, John (Jodi) Wasson, Jr.; brothers, Thomas, Anthony (Suzan) and Allen Hovis; sister, Genny Jessie; three grandsons; and one granddaughter. She was also...
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Zack N. Dennis

April 12, 1929 - August 23, 2016

ZACK NATHANIEL DENNIS, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Born April 12, 1929, in Wickliffe, Ky., he was the son of the late Zack and Fairy Dennis. Zack served proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War in which he was wounded and honorably discharged in 1956. He is survived by his sons, Carl (Julie) Dennis Sr. and Carl Dennis Jr.; daughters, Roberta (Stephen)...
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Robert L. SHAFFER

March 11, 1933 - August 18, 2016

ROBERT L. SHAFFER, 83, entered Eternal Life on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, after two months of fighting pneumonia. He died in the arms of his wife of 61 years, Marney, and surrounded by his very large and loving family. Born on March 11, 1933, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Edward and Josephine Shaffer. He attended Central Catholic High School and graduated from Central High School. ...
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Laura Belle Caldwell

August 29, 1920 - August 14, 2016

LAURA BELLE CALDWELL, 95, of Butler, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2016. She was born on Aug. 29, 1920. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Robert) Graham; son, James Caldwell; grandson, Mark Caldwell; step-granddaughter, Jill (Rob) Einerwold; step-grandson, Greg Graham; and great-grandson, Tyler Turner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dolph Caldwell; and grandson, Ryan...
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Kathleen Ann Wallace

April 16, 1947 - August 11, 2016

Kathleen Ann Wallace, 69, of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday August 11, 2016. She was born on April 16, 1947 in Fort Wayne, IN. She is survived by her mother Dorothy Hensinger; sons Chris (Karen) Spillers, Patrick (Tammy) Spillers and Jeff Spillers; 6 sisters; 4 brothers, 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father Daniel Hensinger. Funeral service will...
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Hazel Josie Thomas

December 16, 1920 - August 9, 2016

Hazel Josie Thomas, 95, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne. Josie was born December, 16, 1920; on a farm near Grass Creek, Ind. She was a daughter of the late Albert and Altha (Gunter) Thomas. She graduated from Elmhurst High School, class of 1939. She married the late Wayne Harding and had one child, Gloria May, who passed at 9 months old....
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Kenneth E. Dooley

March 5, 1917 - August 7, 2016

Kenneth Erwin Dooley, 99 of Fort Wayne passed away on Sunday August 7, 2016. He was born to the late Harry and Edith Duly on March 5, 1917 in Fort Wayne, IN. Kenneth loved farming and did so before moving to Fort Wayne where he retired from Dana after 30 years of service. He is survived by his sons Michael (Sharon) Dooley and Jack Dooley; grandchildren Molly (Paul) Brateman, Stacy (Jon) Van Horn,...
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Roberta Galloway

August 3, 1947 - August 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Floyd Day LAWSON

June 21, 1946 - August 5, 2016

FLOYD DAY LAWSON, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Born on June 21, 1946 in Mariba, KY., he was a son of the late Dennie and Nancy Ann Lawson. Floyd served proudly in the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his son, Douglas (Cassie) Lawson; daughter, Keisha (Bobby Jr.) Yarborough; grandchildren, Dillon and Mackenzie Lawson and Callista and Sydney Yarborough; and...
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Albert Luther Silvers

May 14, 1955 - July 25, 2016

ALBERT LUTHER SILVERS, JR., 61, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016. Albert was born May 14, 1955, in Terre Haute. Surviving are his son, Tony Silvers; mother, Marilyn Silvers; fiancé, Carol Gonzales and her kids; Andrew, Gabrielle & Samantha; sisters, Angela and Anita; brothers, Russell and Sean. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Sr. and brothers, Anthony...
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Howard Neil Baulkey

August 5, 1952 - July 9, 2016

HOWARD NEIL BAULKEY JR., 63, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Born Aug. 5, 1952, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Howard Baulkey Sr. and Mary Ott. He worked for Scott's Food and the Fort Wayne traffic division for several years. He is survived by his son, William Baulkey; stepdaughter, Laura Frazier; and sister, Susan Gossett. He was preceded in death by his wife,...
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Kathy Ann Hines

February 26, 1957 - July 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Edith J. Northup

May 18, 1943 - July 7, 2016

Edith Northup, 73, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016. She was born to the late Roy and Ruth Puff on May 18, 1943 in fort Wayne, IN. She is survived by her son Morris Shull Jr.; brothers, Roy (Anna) Puff and Melvin (Sally) Puff; sisters, Rita Freed and Ruby (Rich) Leverenze and one grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband Morris Shull Sr. Funeral service will be on...
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Keith Melvin Marquiss

February 21, 1944 - July 6, 2016

Keith Melvin Marquiss of Cape Coral, Florida passed away suddenly following some chronic health challenges on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. He was 72 years old.Mr. Marquiss was born on February 21, 1944 in Montpelier, Indiana, the proud son of Myrtle Ellen (Brennman) and Fort O. Marquiss. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and spent his working life in the steel fabrication industry as a...
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Robert J. Woenker

March 4, 1925 - July 5, 2016

ROBERT J. WOENKER, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Born March 4, 1925, he was a son of Frank H. and Rose A. (Fuchs) Woenker. Bob graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1943. In 1944, Bob was awarded his Varsity Letter in wrestling from Middlebury College. Prior to retiring from Zollner Corporation after 25 years of service, Bob was a firefighter and home builder. Bob...
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Stacy Lynn Carpenter

July 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Larry Jacob Pace

May 21, 1939 - July 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Gregory Allen Mowery

March 18, 1958 - July 2, 2016

Gregory Allen Mowery, 58, of Fort Wayne, passed away July 2, 2016 at his home. He was a son of the late William Mowery and Lavera Hurley. He was a truck driver for Reilly Trucking. He is survived by his wife, Tina McKale Mowery; son, William (Lindsey) Mowery and daughter Erica (Timmy) Saylor. The funeral service will be Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior at C...
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Donna Marie Larimore

November 16, 1926 - June 29, 2016

Donna Marie Larimore, 89, passed away Wednesday June 29, 2016. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late William and Gertrude Reichard.Surviving are her children Cathy (Charles) Williams, Sharon (Robert) Ecenbarger and Ronald (Kathleen) Larimore; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her husband Richard Larimore.Services will be 11:00 am, Thursday July 7, 2016 at C...
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Harold Wayne Lopshire

November 20, 1928 - June 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Violet Millage

June 24, 1928 - June 17, 2016

Violet Millage, 87, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday, June 17. Born to the late Elsie and George Obren on June 24, 1928 in Gary, IN. Retired from Wayne Home Equipment after 30 years of service. Violet is survived by a daughter, Elsie Marie Winfrey; son, Jim Millage; 1 sister; 3 brothers as well as 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Funeral service will be...
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Adelin D. Bittner

July 14, 1964 - June 13, 2016

ADELIN D. SKINNER-BITTNER, 51, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016. She was born on July 14, 1964 in Fort Wayne. Adelin was a nurse for 30 years and was employed at Lutheran. Addie served proudly in the Air Force reserves for eight years. She is survived by her sons, Steven Bittner, Brandon Bittner and Cameron Bittner; two grandchildren, Keziah Adelin and Julian James Bittner;...
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Todd R. Keener

November 21, 1962 - June 9, 2016

Todd Robert Keener, 53, of Fort Wayne, passed away on June 9, 2016. He was born on November 21, 1962, in Toledo, Ohio to Robert Keener and Darlene Miller. Todd is survived by his son, Anderson Keener and mother, Darlene (Jerry) Miller. Funeral service is Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11 am with visitation from 10 to 11am. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN.
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Freddy Earl Pipkin

June 19, 1951 - June 8, 2016

FREDDY EARL PIPKIN, 64, of Fort Wayne, departed this life on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Born June 19, 1951, he was the son of James and Christina Pipkin. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps (Vietnam). He is survived by his wife, Joda Pipkin; sister, Bonnie Hickman; daughters, Amber, Paige and Jessica and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Claude Pipkin. ...
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James Earl Mahathy

November 19, 1962 - June 7, 2016

JAMES EARL MAHATHY, 53, of Fort Wayne, died on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at St. Joseph Medical Center. Born Nov. 19, 1962, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late William Mahathy and Earlene (Terry). He was a forktruck driver with Omin Source. Surviving are his three sisters, Patsy Mahathy, Mary Eddigton and Kathy (Rob) Clark, all of Fort Wayne; two children, Sara Mahathy of Tennessee and Dusten...
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James G. Witzigreuter

August 15, 1922 - June 3, 2016

James Gene Witzigreuter Sr., 93, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday June 3, 2016. He was born to the late Grover and Elizabeth Witzigreuter on August 15, 1922 in Fort Wayne, IN. James was an Army Veteran and a recipiant of the bronze star. He was also a member of Grace Presbyterian Church an avid IU and Cubs fan and enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his sons Rick...
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Lisa J. Adkins

November 12, 1970 - May 30, 2016

Lisa Joann Adkins, 45, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016, at her home. Born Nov. 12, 1970, in Goshen, she was the daughter of Denise Ann Norris Love and the late Larry Lee Frost. She was the owner of River City Billiards. She was an avid pool player. She is survived by her son, Corbin Lothamer of Fort Wayne; stepbrothers, Todd Love of Fort Wayne, Kevin Love of Arizona and Rex...
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Hector Ricardo Sustaita Sustaita

February 20, 1965 - May 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Julia Ann Freygang

January 31, 1947 - May 27, 2016

Julia Ann Freygang, 69, passed away May 27, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born to the late Joseph and Bernadette (Vonderhaar) Kline on January 31, 1947. Julia was the office manager of Freygang Electric for 42 years and also worked retail at L.S. Ayres. She is survived by her husband Roy Freygang; son Matthew Freygang; daughters Vanessa (John) Thomson, Gretchen (Chris) Lamb,...
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Glen Harry Billman

November 27, 1946 - May 24, 2016

GLEN H. BILLMAN III, 69, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, after a hard fought battle with cancer at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Nov. 27, 1946, in the District of Columbia, a son of the late Glen Billman II and Nina Billman. He grew up in Fort Wayne, attending South Side High School. He is a Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran and a member of the American Legion Post #202, Butler, Ind...
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Lavon W. Snyder

April 24, 1927 - May 23, 2016

LAVON W. SNYDER, died peacefully Monday, May 23, 2016. He was born on April 24, 1927. He enlisted during the World War II at the age of 17. He toured the Philippines and was a member of the Quarter masters graves registration platoon and endured there what we can only imagine as a daily nightmare picking up our fallen dead. He went home and married his sweetheart, "our mother", who he...
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Richard Silvers

April 15, 1924 - May 18, 2016

RICHARD A. SILVERS, 92, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Born April 15, 1924, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Everett and Minnie Silvers. Richard retired from Slater Steel with over 44 years of service, and was a member of United Steel Workers Local 14, American Legion Post 82, and V.F.W. Post 857. He is survived by son, Donald Silvers; daughter, Joy Steiss; grandchildren,...
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Anne Marie Coats

January 3, 1961 - May 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Carol Ann Jones

March 24, 1950 - May 14, 2016

CAROL ANN JONES, 66, left for Heaven to receive her wings on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Born in Allock, Ky., she was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne. Carol was a career server for several fine dining restaurants, notably Cafe Johnell and The Rib Room. Carol leaves behind loving family and friends. "Her wittiness, humor, distinctive laugh and beautiful smile will always be with us." Carol...
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Gerald L. Johnson

November 29, 1933 - May 12, 2016

Gerald L. (Bud) Johnson, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. He was born to the late Cleo and Catherine Johnson on November 29, 1933, in Fort Wayne. Retired from F&S Flooring, Van Wert, Ohio. He is survived by his children; Gary (Yvonne) Johnson, Tamela Schroeder, Cynthia Hannie, Larry (Stacie) Johnson and Jody Edwards; sister, Sue Pinkerton; 15 grandchildren and 14...
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Robert F. Biggs

January 26, 1923 - May 11, 2016

Robert "Bob" F. Biggs, 93, passed away on Wednesday May 11, 2016. Robert was born to the late Wayne and Amy Biggs on January 26, 1923 in Paulding, OH. Bob was a 50 year member of Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 20 retiring in 1985 from Krouse Sheet Metal as an estimator. He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 155 for many years. He was a former manager of Elks little league team and president of the...
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