Mary Lou Rethlake, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Born on June 27, 1955 in Limestone, Maine to the late Jim and Marge (Blackstone) Shelton. She was a teacher’s aide at Waynedale Elementary School for many years. Was a member of the Colony Heights Church of Christ for over 40 year’s and she was a faithful singer there for many years as well. Mary Lou enjoyed family time whether it was spending time with her parents, time with the grandchildren, or watching sports with her husband Kent. She loved the sunshine, planting flowers in the spring, and going to Bingo. Enjoyed time with friends, whether it was eating out, going to ball games, or shopping. The family would like to thank the staff at Coventry Meadows and Visiting Nurse Hospice Home on Homestead Road for their care and compassion. Mary Lou is survived by her husband of 45 years, Kent Rethlake, daughter, Jessica (Rethlake) Jones; son, Jason (Christina) Rethlake; grandchildren, Ethan and Elijah; sister, Lisa (Jeff) Malone; and brother, Jeff (Jill) Shelton. A funeral service was held at 11am on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the D.O. McComb and Sons Foster Park Funeral Home 6301 Fairfield Avenue Fort Wayne, Indiana 46807 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation was also be held from 2-4pm & 6-8pm on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial at Hoverstock Cemetery followed the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Hospice Home on Homestead Road or the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be left online at www.domccombandsons.com.
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