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Hellen Moraa Mariera

January 2, 1960November 14, 2020

Hellen Moraa (Mariera) Anunda, 60, passed away, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Kisii, Kenya, the youngest daughter of seven children, to the late Pastor Sospeter and Bathsheba Mong'ina (Getii) Mariera. She married James Anunda in December of 1996 and he survives. Hellen was a 1992 graduate of Michigan State University, receiving her Bachelor's Degree in English Education. She worked at Coventry Meadows Nursing Home for 15 years as a Physical Therapist Assistant. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2012, she continued to work until her retirement in 2018. She was a proud cancer survivor. Hellen was an active member of Fort Wayne Seventh Day Adventist Church for 30 years and was an Adventist her entire life. She enjoyed music, cooking, reading, working in her garden and traveling. Above all else, she was very strong in her faith, a devoted wife, and loving mother and grandmother. Hellen was very close with her nieces, Janet and Sheila, considering them as daughters. Surviving are her loving husband, James Anunda; children, Cliff (Danielle Mabra-Mostella) Gisemba, Kathrine(Oliver Sailey Jr.) Bagakas-Sailey, Eddie Gisemba, and James Christopher Anunda; grandchildren, Nowai, Ella, Adam, Moraa, Henry, Fabrice, Mimita, Michael and Mason; one brother; three sisters; nieces, Lilian Anunda, Nancy, and Janet; nephews, Paul Anunda and Peter Jr.; brothers-in-law, Peter (Sophia) Anunda, David Anunda, Nyamao Anunda, and Tom Anunda; and sisters-in-law, Josephine Anunda and Jemima Anunda; Hellen was preceded in death by two brothers; father-in-law, Sospeter Anunda; and mother-in-law, Rael Anunda. Funeral service 10am, Friday, November 27, 2020 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Visitation Thursday, November 26, 2020 from 10am to 1pm and 6pm to 8pm. Burial in Concordia Gardens.

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26 November

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10:00 am - 1:00 pm

D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

26 November

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

27 November

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10:00 am - 2:00 pm

D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

27 November

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2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Concordia Gardens

Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

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Frank Momanyi

November 23, 2020

Hello Uncle, hope you are doing well with my cousin's in Jesus name.
Dear uncle,I always admired my late aunt's caring and selfless nature.she was a true friend and someone who was always a pleasure to have around.
I believe that a person who departs from this Earth never truly leaves,for they are still in our hearts, through us they live on and so our beloved Aunt.
Dear uncle, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.I take comfort knowing we will see you again.

Nancy Dawson

November 23, 2020

I am deeply saddened to lose my beautiful friend Hellen. We became friends about 20 years ago as co-workers and maintained our friendship although we moved on in different directions.
Hellen was beloved by her colleagues as well as her patients. Her smile would light up the room, her laugh was contagious and hearty.
I will miss our dinners/lunches, movie outings and just being around her. Because of COVID we had not seen each other recently but kept in touch through texts. I was devastated with the news of her passing. God has called his angel home. My sincerest sympathies to James, Christopher and Hellen’s extended family. She loved you all and spoke proudly of you. God bless.

Denny & Elaine Berkey

November 22, 2020

James,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. She looked like a lovely person.
Keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time

Joyce omboga

November 20, 2020

Pole to the whole family, Helen was a Mom, Wife , grandnana and a friend to many.You left too young, you presence will be missed on this earth, your beautiful smile , your generosity will all be missed.We all loved you but God loved you more.There are no words , which can make it better.Enjoy up there and keep on smiling down to earth.We will never understand death but God knows why. You fought for your life , but God said , its time to Sleep .RIP .

Wilfred Ontonyi Ombongi

November 18, 2020

Oh lord 😢 RIP! 3 years ago I visited her home from MD! This was the time her Father-in-law was sick ( now the late) she humbly and wholeheartedly welcomed Ogendi and I. We we served with healthy meals and breakfast with lots of fruits 🍉 some we carried on our trip back to Maryland! Oh dear God loved you more 🙏🏻Bye bye 👋
James be strong.

Sam Bw’Onsare

November 18, 2020

It is with deep sorrow that we received the demise of Hellen Moraa the beloved wife of my grandpa James Anunda. Though we never met, it is like I had known you all my life because of grandpa James. My heart breaks for the families affected by this untimely death.
May the love of God engulf you during these trying moments. God is in control and always will be.

Sam

Edwin Ruoti

November 18, 2020

Its quiet unbelievable to learn of your demise. Despite the loss, Auntie Hellen your memories are alive in our hearts. As you shine with the angels we believe that one day we shall meet in the heavenly realms. I pray for comfort and courage to the entire family during this trying moments. Its painful, it's sad and unbearable.
We shall miss you a lot

Susan Warnken

November 17, 2020

Helen I’m so glad our paths met, you taught me how to weather the storms of life with resilience and hope. Your strength and faith were unshakable! Nothing was too big/difficult for you. I will miss you . Rest in heaven until we meet again

Michelle Mitchell-Speight

November 17, 2020

May God continue to wrap his loving arms around this family during this time of bereavement. She will be missed, but she left some wonderful memories and I hope you all can remember all of the great days you had with her. God Bless you all!

Love,
Michelle Speight & Family

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