OBITUARY

Marsha Rolf Sheets

September 28, 1942December 21, 2012

MARSHA ROLF SHEETS, 70, died comfortably on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in her home surrounded by her family. Born Sept. 28, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Theodore (Bud) Rolf and Louise Rolf. She grew up with two adoring brothers, Ted Rolf (Kathy) and Randy Rolf (Debbie). She married Philip T. Sheets Sr. on Nov. 24, 1962. She was the embodiment of elegance with a contagious zest for life. She was a loving, devoted wife of 50 years to Phil Sheets Sr. Their love was an inspiration to everyone around them, radiating joy and love to all who were lucky to have been a part of their lives. She was wonderful, dutiful mother of three children and a magnificent active grandmother of 12. She graduated from South Side High School, Fort Wayne and Stephens College, Columbia, Mo. She served in Junior League of Fort Wayne, Placida Harbour Club, and loved attending The Chapel. Her hobbies included water aerobics, walking, bible studies, cheering for Purdue, going to the pool with her grandchildren, or attending her grandchildren's sporting events. She loved traveling with family and friends and particularly enjoyed spending time in Placida, Fla. with Phil and her friends. "Marsha will be celebrated and remembered for her smile that lit up a room and the love and joy she brought everyone she knew." She is survived by her son, Phil Sheets Jr. (Sherry) and his three children, Ty (20), Natalie (12), and Sophie (1) and two step children, Vince (10) and Blake (8); daughter, Angie Roller and her three children, Dylan (16), Andrew (14) and Reagan (11); daughter, Mindi (John) Brincefield, and her four children, Bailey (20), McKenna (16), Blake (7), and Addison (6). "Marsha not only deeply enriched the lives of her family with her love, warmth, and altruism; she also had many friends and acquaintances that she touched deeply with her love and support." Memorial service is 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at The Chapel, 2505 W. Hamilton Road South, Fort Wayne (IN 46814), with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at The Chapel. Preferred memorials to Hospice (http://www.vnhh.org/about_us/donating.html) or The Chapel (http://www.thechapel.net/index.php?pageId=308). Arrangements by Klaehn Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Winchester Road, Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road. www.klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Memorial Service Friday, January 4, 2013
REMEMBERING

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January 10, 2013

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. GOD PROMISES US THAT WE WILL SEE OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN, MAY YOU FIND COMFORT KNOWING THAT HE IS WITH YOU NOW.

January 9, 2013

For the Sheets family,
Was saddened to hear of Marsha's passing.
I will always remember how she greeted me with a smile each time we ran into each other. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Sherri Stavreti

January 9, 2013

Dear Phil and family
So very sorry to hear of the loss of your lovely wife Marsha. May God's love help you through this sad time and may his loving arms embrace her.
Warm regards,
Dottie Stavreti

Don Campbell

January 6, 2013

A tribute to Marsha Rolf Sheets by Don Campbell. My wife Helen and her family moved two doors from Marsha when the girls were three years old. They became friends, then best friends and then they became sisters. This relationship lasted 67 years. I met Marsha when she was 15 years old and she became a good friend and then a sister. After Marsha married Phil, he became a good friend and then a brother to Helen and I. When our children were young we had wonderful family vacations together and a lot of winter weekends at the lake. Marsha became a second mother to our children. Marsha was a great friend, a super sister, a special aunt, a wonderful mother and grandmother and not only was she a loving wife to Phil but also his best friend. We all have very fond memories of Marsha that we can cherish forever. Why was Marsha taken from us now? My thought is that GOD needed a very special angel at this time and he chose Marsha and I know that Marsha would be and is that very special angel.

January 5, 2013

Dear Sheets Family,

We are sorry to hear about the loss of your wife,mother,grandmother and friend to all.We did not know her very well but what we did know was that she was a wonderful person who always had a smile on her face.She seemed to enjoy her life.Our prayers are with all of you during this time of your lives.May she rest in peace,till you see her again..God Bless You.

Randy &Kim Lawrence

Carlene & Terry Flaugh

January 4, 2013

Phil and family - Our thoughts and prayers have been with you today as you celebrated the life of Marsha. She will live in our hearts forever.

William C. & Donna J. Phillips

January 4, 2013

Dear Philip T. Sheets, Sr. and Family:

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your loved one, Marsha.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

Sincerely,

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Phillips

Ed & Ginger Leonard

January 4, 2013

Thank you LORD for bleesing us with this talented, capable, caring, and loving Marsha. The picture says it all - Always a smile!

Phil and Shirley Husband

January 3, 2013

To the Sheets Family, We are saddened to read of the passing of Marsha. We offer our condolences as you deal with her passing. She is with the Lord.

January 3, 2013

To The Sheets And Rolf Families,

Several weeks ago Phil Jr. was kind enough to share with Linda and myself the difficult challenges confronting Marsha. We send our deepest sympathies, and although we will be out of the state tomorrow, our thoughts will be with you. Sincerely, Kent and Linda Hagerman