OBITUARY

Theresa A. Bireley

July 19, 1925April 29, 2019
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Theresa A. Bireley, 93, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019 in Merrillville, IN. She was born July 19, 1925 in Seattle, Washington to the late James and Ethel (Foreman) Cunningham. She was a very active and involved member of St. Therese Catholic Church and St. Vincent De Paul. She worked as a homemaker along with having worked at Lincoln Life Insurance Company, North American Van Lines, and Thomas and McNeal. Surviving are her son, Michael (Gayle) Bireley of Scheerville, IN; grandsons, Capt. Jason (Kelly) Bireley of Fort Wayne and Ross (Natalie) Bireley of Springhill, TN; great grandchildren, Grayson and Ashlyn; and god children, Jacque Roller of Sarasota, FL and Keith Roller of Fort Wayne. Also preceding her in death is her husband, Robert C. Bireley in 2008; sister, Rita Richison; nephew, Steven Richison, and god son, Larry Davis. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46819 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation for Theresa will also be Friday, May 3, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809 with a St. Vincent DePaul Service at 3:30 PM and a Rosary Service at 3:45 PM. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Preferred memorials in Theresa's memory may be made to masses or St. Vincent DePaul. Found memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com for the Bireley family.

  • DONATIONS

  • Masses
  • St. Vincent DePaul

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • Final Resting Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Jeanne Simcoe

May 3, 2019

What a beautiful tribute video for a very beautiful lady - through and through!!! She was my beloved aunt for 75 years!!! Whatever was going on with our family or me, she was always there to give love and encouragement!!! She was more like a mother to me than just my aunt!!! She will always be with me in spirit and in my heart!!! There is now a void in my heart but I am grateful that I was blessed with her in my life!!! Love you bunches aunt Theresa!!!

Jacqueline Roller

May 1, 2019

Aunt Theresa had a hardy laugh as you can see on her giving her father-in-law a tandem bike ride. Her laughter is seared in my memory!

Todd Roller

May 1, 2019

Aunt Theresa and I on our Birthday. Her 90th. My 41st

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