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Greenlawn Funeral Home

6750 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Dwanna F. Matlock

September 10, 1941February 16, 2020
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Dwanna F. Matlock, 78, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Chauncey Maynard and Margaret G. (Anger) Canaan on September 10, 1941 in Big Rapids, MI. She met and married William H. Matlock at Village Green Free Methodist Church, now The Journey Church. They were married on November 28, 1975. Dwanna was a life-long active member of The Journey Church. She retired as the Director of Housekeeping at the Holiday Inn in 2006. After retiring, she stayed active by part-time work at Costco serving samples and crossing guard for EACS. Dwanna enjoyed spending time with her family, decorating, baking, cooking, and entertaining. Dwanna never met a stranger and was always full of life.

Dwanna is survived by her husband of 44 years, Bill Matlock; daughters, Sandy (Sam Shaheen) Townsley, Debby (Denny) Weimer, and Stephanie Niemeyer all of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Ryan (Lela) Lothamer, Kristin Townsley, Kayla Lothamer, Kassie Townsley, Corey Morton, Haley (Kurt) Glasner, Kerigan Lothamer, and Danielle (Tracen) Murphy; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Nina (Bob) Rodocker; brother, David (Edy) Canaan; sisters-in-law, Nancy (Rich) Meyer, Earlene Canaan, and Joyce Canaan; and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Brenda Sessoms and brothers, Lawrence Canaan and Byron Canaan.

Funeral service will be on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Greenlawn Funeral Home (6600 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804) at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Journey Church or Cancer Services Of Northeast Indiana.

  • DONATIONS

  • The Journey Church
  • Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • Visitation Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • Final Resting Place Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Lynelle Vogel

February 23, 2020

So sorry to hear of Dwanna's passing. I will miss her smile, her welcoming words and lots of laughter -- plus all her beautiful decorations at the church. We are keeping you all in our prayers.

Lynelle & Doug Vogel and family

Linda Meske

February 22, 2020

Wow, am in shock. Deanna you always watched out for me, especially so when I have no other around. Going to miss seeing you walking the sidewalk. You were a super neighbor to me. Always a kind word. I worked a lot from morning to night, yet even so, I knew I could talk with you about things. You a special lady and and Angel now and forever. Bill, if there's anything I can try to help with...just say the word, I'll do my best.
Much sympathy,
Linda the next door neighbor

Patsy Brewer

February 19, 2020

I live across the street from the Matlocks. They have one of the most beautiful lawns in the neighborhood. One day, while I was cleaning out my garage with the help of a few of my co-workers , Ms. Dwanna came over and brought a basket full of chocolate candy bars and several bottles of Starbucks coffee. How kind, considerate and thoughtful she was. When you have good neighbors, treasure them and be thankful for them. My thoughts and prayers are going up for Mr. Matlock and the family.

Kim Stigerts

February 18, 2020

I just wanted to send my deepest condolences to the matlock family. I have many good memories of Dwanna as i grew up with you at village green. Although i went my way.. you are in my thoughts and prayers

Diane Mould

February 17, 2020

We will all miss Dwanna so very much! She loved to do for others, and seemed to be the first to jump right in when things were happening. When we adopted Isabelle, right away she came to us and wanted to throw her a little reception after church. When we said we were having her Dedicated, she said that would be the perfect time. It was so funny, because she had the whole thing planned when we realized we hadn't even asked Pastor Todd if it was ok! Dwanna just loved doing what she thought would make others happy. Our loss is Heaven's gain. May God comfort all of the family right now and wrap you tight in His arms.

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