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Greenlawn Funeral Home

6750 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Barbara Annette Mayes

May 18, 1938July 30, 2019
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Barbara Annette Mayes, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away on July 30, 2019. Born on May 18, 1938 in Middlesboro, KY to the late Howard and Evelyn (Gilbert) Gent. She had been a factory worker for many years. Barbara enjoyed cooking, bowling and spending time with her family who she loved dearly. She never met a stranger and enjoyed talking to everyone she met. Barbara was very passionate about gardening as well. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Kermit Mayes; daughters, Susie (George) Sanchez and Lisa (Ron) Hoot; sons, Kermit (Karen Wallace) Mayes Jr. and Jason (Tricia) Mayes; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; four great- great grandchildren; and sisters, Phyllis Seitz and Irene Upton. Proceeding her in passing are her, five sisters; and two brothers. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Greenlawn Funeral Home 6750 Covington Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 2-4pm & 6-8pm on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society of Northeastern Indiana. Condolences may be left online at www.greenlawnmpfh.com.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 4, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, August 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 5, 2019
  • Final Resting Monday, August 5, 2019

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George Sanchez

August 10, 2019

Miss you Granny ! You were my 2nd mom after I lost mine in 2000. You were always wise to the way of the world. You taught your children well. Thank you for bringing my soulmate into this world! You are loved by so many! You have left a giant hole in our hearts. Love and miss you, watch over us until we see you again!

Linda (Mayes) wilson

August 5, 2019

I am very sorry for your lose. As a maybe distant cousin I wish to send my condolences to the family. I feel sadness as we lose our loved ones & the family history. Again my condolences.

sylvia weston

August 2, 2019

worked with barb many years at wayne home and worked with her to get union in great friend and co worker

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