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“Ted and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember our trip with you to a county fair in Ohio and what fun that was. Marlene was a...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: John Glass - North Port, FL

“Ted, Sabrina, Nick and family,May the memories of Marlene live on in your hearts and bring you comfort today and always.Bill and I send our very...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Cherry Jacques - CA

“She will be remembered. There are no words to make the pain go away, but take comfort in knowing she is at peace, and know that her legacy will live...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: RONALD YATSKO - Salem, SC

“Dear Marsha, Marilyn, and MaryThe four "M"s are now three.I send all of you my love.Ronda ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Ronda Simms - McLean, VA - Family

“Marsha, Marilyn and Mary, deepest sympathy to you all. I was so sorry to read of Marlene's passing. I have fond memories of the old neighborhood in...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Sally Nowak - Fort Wayne, IN

“Marlene was a true inspiration. We formed a special bond because of the love we shared for animals. I knew the moment we first met that she was one...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Tammy Baxter - Fort Wayne, IN

“I remember Marlene from grade school and up in Bryan, Ohio. She was always a sweet girl I'm not surprised she became a loving caring and cheerful...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Sue Plassmann Kusel - Charlotte, NC

“Thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. I remember Marlene from Washington Elementary in Bryan. Also going to Moore pool and seeing...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Lindaa Schwartzengraber Smith - OH

“Ted, Sabrina, Nick and Ellora, Marlene will be missed , but she was the SUNSHINE of your lives , and always will be. We will keep her in our heart...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Annamae Maurer - Euclid, OH

“Sorry, Ted and children, to learn of Marlene's passing. I have known Marlene since grade school and graduated with her in 1971 and we have been...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Teresa Ford-Snyder - Bryan, OH

“So sorry to hear of Marlene's passing. It was nice to reconnect with Marlene at our last class reunion. Marlene was a kind person , who always had...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Heidi Mealer - Defiance, OH

“At our 45 th class reunion Marlene and I had the opportunity to connect . She looked very much like she did in high school! I also met her loving...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Pam (Israel) Dick - Hamilton, IN

“So sorry I will miss her depply Ted and girls thought an prayers r with u allNo pain she is in peace ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Carol Pardee - China Grove, NC

“Mary,I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Cathy Rudny - New Haven, IN

“My heart aches for you Marsha, Marilyn, and Mary. I wish that I could be with you to offer a real hug. ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Sandy Camillo - Rochester, NY

“I am so thankful to have known Marlene. She was like a second mom growing up. She was someone I knew would always be there for me. I remember her...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Krista Holloway - Plainfield, IN

“Ted and family, I am so sorry to hear of Marlene's passing. We sure had some great times back in the day, didn't we! Her smile and wit will be...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Barb Snith - Leo, IN

“Sabrina and family -I'm so sorry for your loss. Marlene was a wonderful woman, I remember her well when I was younger. RIP Marlene! ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Cheryl Persons - Fort Wayne, IN

“My prayers to her family and loved ones. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Lynda Moss - Fort Wayne, IN

“My heart is with Marlene's family. Marlene and I"grew up" together. She was a wonderful and fabulous friend through elementary, Jr high, and high...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Janie DeGroff Welsh - Sherwood, AR

“Marlene, So many great memories of our high school days. You will be missed. Rest in peace in God's loving arms. Say hello to Carol for me. Till...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Patti (Clappe) Gardner - Holland, OH

“Marlene was a great person. The obituary was worded perfectly. She was always so nice to me and made people smile. My condolences to Ted, Sabrina,...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Dana Yatsko - Euclid, OH - Family

Marlene Jane Kitsos, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018. Born July 23, 1953 in Bryan, OH, she was the daughter of the late Harlan and Donnabelle Culbertson. Marlene loved being in nature and appreciated the beauty of flowers, birds and animals. She could often be found tending to her flower beds during the summer. She was a dog lover, especially of her beloved Boston Terrier pets. A homemaker, Marlene was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed watching football and baseball with her family. She was a very active parent volunteering at the schools her children attended and helping out with all their extra-curricular activities. She was often considered a "second Mom" to her children's friends and classmates. Marlene was known for her kind, caring attitude with friends both old and new. Marlene loved the Christmas season. She took great joy in finding and giving her family gifts they didn't even know they needed. Her family cookbook was a labor of love. She was often described as warm, loving, and generous of spirit. Marlene was a wonderful woman who put an incredibly large number of smiles on an incredibly large number of faces. Marlene is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Theodore Kitsos of Fort Wayne; Daughter Sabrina Kitsos of Fort Wayne; son Nicholas Kitsos of Fort Wayne and granddaughter Ellora Safford of Fort Wayne. Also surviving are sisters Marsha (Howard) Ester, Marilyn (Roger) Hupe, and Mary Culbertson all of Fort Wayne; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10AM with calling one hour prior at D.O. McComb and sons Maplewood Park, 4017 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, IN. Visitation will take place on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to United Way of Allen County.