Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home

6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Martha K. Redding

March 16, 1915August 11, 2019

Martha Katherine (Hesher) Redding, 104, of Fort Wayne passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Howard & Anna (Herbst) Hesher. She was born March 16, 1915 in Bluffton, Indiana. She married Philip Redding in Bluffton in 1935 and they lived there until moving to Fort Wayne in 1942. She graduated from Warner Beauty College in 1944, and owned and operated her own beauty shop for 35 years before retiring in 1975. She was a member and Secretary of the Hairdressers Assoc. for many years. She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis (Tom) Loy of Fort Wayne, and daughter-in-law, Arlene Redding of Sacramento, California. Four grandchildren, Chris Cahoon and Kimberly Cahoon of Fort Wayne, Erin (Doug) Wogan of Phoenix, Arizona and David Redding Jr. of Ventura, California, and two great grandchildren, Makenna and Christian Wogan; and a step daughter, Donna Davis. Also surviving is extended family, step grandchildren, Vicki (Art) Pontius, Rick (Lynn) Loy, Debra Snyder, Randy Loy, Kim (Doug) Coble, Brad Loy and friend Ruth Strater, seven step great grandchildren and eight step great great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in passing by her husband of 58 years, Philip Redding; son, David Redding; son-in-law, Richard Cahoon; and step grandson, David Snyder; and two brothers, Robert Hesher and Wilbur Hesher. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Rd., Fort Wayne with visitation being at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Robert Arenobine will be officiating services. Interment will be at Elm Grove Cemetery, Bluffton. Preferred Memorials to Easter Seals ARC of Allen County. Condolences may be left online at www.klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com.


  • Easter Seals ARC of Allen County


  • Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Final Resting Place: Elm Grove Cemetery Saturday, August 17, 2019


Martha K. Redding

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Dr and Mrs Worpell

August 17, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. We will greatly miss her smile

carolyn silverest

August 17, 2019

Martha was a wonderful person. She passed much joy on to people
she knew. Her and Phil were good friends with my parents.
I enjoyed being her friend. She will be missed.

Dennis and Nancy Noak

August 14, 2019

What a great lady to know!
Our hearts are with you at this time. Your many memories of Martha and all she did and said will see you through from now on.