Kathleen K. Krout Cummins

June 20, 1919December 26, 2012

Kathleen K. Cummins, 93, of Fort Wayne, died on December 26, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, Winston Salem, NC. Born in Fountain County, Indiana, June 20, 1919, to the late, Homer and Edith (nee. Allen) Krout. She was a very active member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, for over 60 years, where she taught Sunday school, a member of Priscilla’s Circle, and was a deaconess for over 20 years. She married Robert E. Cummins on October 4, 1940, who also precedes her in death. A graduate of Indiana State University, she was a teacher for East Allen County Schools for 35 years, a recipient of the Retired Teacher of the Year Award, a member and past president of the Allen County Retired Educators Association, as well as a member of local and state retired educators associations. She was a member for over 50 years of the American Association of University Women and a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority for over 50 years where she served as president of the Alpha Psi Chapter. She was a past president for both the Barr Street Irregulars, a volunteer group for the History Center, and the Fortnightly Club. A member of the Fort Wayne Women’s Club, and the Who’s Who of American Women, she enjoyed being with friends in several bridge groups. She is survived by her son; Robert (Carol) Cummins Jr., of Clemmons, NC, grandchildren; Mischa M. Cummins, of Charlotte NC, Robert Sean Cummins, of Tuebingen, Gremany, and Kathleen A. Cummins, of Philadelphia, PA, and great-granddaughter; Grace Kathleen Cummins, of Charlotte, NC. She was also preceded in death by her brother; Raymond A. Krout. Funeral Service will be held at 12 P M, Saturday January 5, at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, with calling from 10 to 12 prior to service at the church, with burial at Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne Street, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, or IRTA Scholarship Foundation


  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2013

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January 30, 2013

Village, to Harding, through Ball State, Mrs Cummins was my favorite teacher. In fact, she's one of my computer passwords. I CAN'T forget her!

Tracy Cagle

January 14, 2013

I am sorry to read about the passing of Aunt Kathleen. I pray for your family. (I am the granddaughter of Margaret Cummins Black- your dad's sister) Please feel free to email me.

Nancy Herman

January 5, 2013

I worked with Kathleen in Area Retired Educators Association.
She was a special person, and will be greatly missed.
Please accept my sympathy.

Bob Goff

January 4, 2013

Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. I spent a lot of time at your mom and dad's home years ago when I worked with your dad. Kathleen always made me feel welcome. She was a great lady and I will miss her as I have missed your dad. My prayers are with you.

Bob Goff

January 4, 2013


Virginia Corby

January 4, 2013

I remember the day that I walked into Mrs. Cummin's room at Village Woods Elementary School.It was the beginning of the best year that I experienced as an elementary student. Mrs. Cummins was an excellent teacher in all that she did and so kind and helpful.She ran a very organized classroom and made it fun to learn. At the end of the year, we had a wonderful class picnic. Thank you Mrs. Cummins for your excellence in teaching and for your investment in my young life!

Karlene Fial

January 3, 2013

Kathleen was a regular volunteer on Fridays at Trinity English helping to mail the bulletin and sermon letters to members who were not able to get to church. We were sorry when she joined that group but even when she moved to NC she kept in touch and was interested in what was happening at her church. We will miss her greatly.

Ron Emrick

January 3, 2013

Bob, I always remember your mom as a wonderful lady and mother. Kathleen always made us feel welcome in your home. When I worked at East Allen Co. Schools and would see her at Village Elementary she would bring back memories. You certainly have our condolences. Ron & Arlene Emrick rpemrick@comcast,net