Kathleen Fryback Paddock, 97, passed away unexpectedly at 5 AM on Sunday June 21. She was the daughter of the late Dee F. and Ireta B. Fryback of Decatur. Born September 18, 1922, she was a 1940 graduate of Decatur High School. She was the first female in her family to graduate from college and the first in her family to earn two master’s degrees in psychology and guidance counseling. Kathleen was a well respected educator for 40 years. She always enjoyed seeing a former student at a restaurant or social function. She was also active in the community in the 1960s and 1970s, serving as president of Tri Kappa Sorority, president of the Allen County Mental Health Association, and president of the Civic Theater Guild. She was also an active member of the Fort Wayne Fine Arts Commission and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. For many years, Kathleen and her husband L. Gray Paddock, performed in the Civic Theater Follies. She also enjoyed her membership in the Fort Wayne Country Club and attending First Presbyterian Church. Kathleen was a well respected professor at the Indiana University Division of General and Technical Studies at its former campus on Barr Street. In the early 1980s, she moved to the IPFW campus and continued her career as a professor of business and English, and as a guidance counselor. She loved teaching and counseling students on their potential careers. She was loved by her students. Prior to that, she taught at Roanoke, New Haven, and North Side High Schools in the 1950s and 1960s. When Kathleen retired in 1990, she started a second career for 10 years in real estate. She also enjoyed spending winters in Boca Raton, Florida. She married L. Gray Paddock of Portland on February 18, 1945. With him she had 2 sons, Stephen and Geoff. He preceded her in death on April 26, 1991. In 2002, she married Carl S. (Bud) Offerle. He preceded her in death on May 24, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Dee and Ireta Fryback of Decatur. In 2002, Kathleen was awarded a Sagamore of the Wabash for her accomplishments by Governor Frank O’Bannon, on her 80th birthday. Kathleen is survived by her two sons, Stephen (Barbara) Paddock of Boca Raton, Florida and Geoff Paddock of Fort Wayne. She is also survived by her two grandchildren Bridget and Stephen Paddock II of Boca Raton, Florida. Services will be at 1:30 PM Friday June 26, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church, 300 West Wayne Street, with the Reverend Annie Epling, officiating. Calling will be Thursday June 25, 2020, 5 to 7 PM at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Road Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road Preferred memorials to the wonderful nurses and support staff of Heartland Hospice and also to First Presbyterian Church. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery.

Irene Ann Heglin, 92, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in East Chicago, Indiana to the late Joseph and Margaret (Kovach) Siebert. Irene was an active member of First Presbyterian Church and was a 25 year volunteer of the Embassy. Irene was an avid reader and enjoyed the arts. Surviving are her daughter, Nancy A. (Richard) Hanes; granddaughter, Anitra (Jeremy) Schreier; grandson, Eric (Callie) Hanes; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be private. Entombment in Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital or St. Judes Children’s Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home.

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