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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Pine Valley

1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Mary H. Koehlinger

August 28, 1930December 6, 2019
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Mary H. Koehlinger passed away December 6, 2019 at her home at the age of 89. Her Parents were the late Verne V. Mitchell and Helen Jacobs Mitchell.

She was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne and graduated from South Side High School. She attended Purdue University and graduated from Ohio State with a degree in communications and theatre. After college, she returned to Fort Wayne and was active in the performing arts. She met Lynn A. Koehlinger and they married in 1957.

She was involved in public service and served as chairman of the Allen County Library Board and the Zoning Appeals Board. She was also a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. Mary had many friends and was a gracious hostess on a regular basis. She loved Christmas and hosted annual Christmas Eve parties with friends and relatives. She spent her summers on Lake Wawasee. She enjoyed playing bridge and watching Purdue athletic teams. Mary kept up with the lives of many cousins and friends over her lifetime. Children of her fiends affectionately called her Aunt Mary. She was a genuine people person and her many pets were very important to her and always pampered.

She is survived by her daughter Karen K. Morken, granddaughter Olivia Morken, Nephew Verne V. (Janis) Mitchell III, and niece Cynthia Mitchell. Preceding her in death was her Husband of 45 years, Lynn A. Koehlinger, brother Verne V. Mitchell Jr., and nephew Paul P. Mitchell

Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Trinity English Lutheran Church with calling one hour prior to the service. Calling also Friday 2-4 and 6-8 at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home 1320 E. Dupont Road. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery.

Preferred memorials to Trinity English Lutheran Church or The Fort Wayne Children Zoo. Please visit www.mccombandsons.com to sign the online guest book.

  • DONATIONS

  • Trinity English Lutheran Church or Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Calling Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Calling Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 14, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

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Tonya Hall

December 11, 2019

I have had the honor of spending time every day with Mary . The memories are many. One just a few months ago. We were grocery shopping and I introduced her to the electronic wheelchair for disabled people. She loved it!! She took off way down the sidewalk and I asked her where she was going she thought she had to have a huge place to turn around. When she discovered she could turn immediately around she said"Wow this thing turns on a dime!!! Lol

Dee Dee Bender

December 11, 2019

Karen and family.
We are so sorry to hear about Mary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We will miss seeing her at the lake!
Stan, Dee Dee, Madyson, Ireland and Tag Bender

Steve Rathert

December 10, 2019

Karen,

So sorry to hear the news. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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