DORIS ANDERSON MATHER, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, April 11, 2022. A celebration of Doris’ life will be held at a future date. Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne (IN 46819) is caring for services. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Mather family.
A funeral service for Harold Dean Storey is noon Saturday. April 9, 2022, at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. Calling begins at 11:00am.

Gary F Stebbins, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away on March 20, 2022. Born on May 25, 1939, in Greenville, Ohio, he was a son of the late Frank and Faye (nee Peffely) Stebbins. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, and retired in 2012, as a financial planner, after a career that spanned more than 50 years. He was a member of the Mizpah Shrine, and a Mason for many years.
He is survived by his son, Greg (Phyllis) Stebbins, of Fort Wayne; grandsons, Scott (Carrie) Stebbins, and Randy (Becky) Grimes. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Vrina (nee Grimes) Stebbins; and siblings, Norman Stebbins, Lee Stebbins, Lowell Stebbins, and Shirley DiRocco.
Memorial service will be 1:00pm, Friday, April 1, at First Presbyterian Church, 300 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 5 to 7 pm, Thursday, March 31, 2022, at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, The Little River Wetlands Project, or First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of North Woods Village Memory Care, for the exceptional care, and compassion shown to us. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the Stebbins at
Bert graduated high school in 1940 and completed two years of college before enlisting in the Army in 1943. He served for three years and was honorably discharged in 1946. He then completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Earlham College, graduating in 1947. He entered the Indiana University School of Law in 1950, receiving his J.D. in 1953.
Bert married Joan Faye Precht in 1953. He was employed as a field sales representative by the Medical Protective Company of Fort Wayne, a medical malpractice insurance company. He steadily moved up with the company and was eventually promoted to the position of librarian and chief researcher for the company’s in-house law library. He distinguished himself in this position until his retirement in 1988. Bert became a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne in 1959. He served actively and faithfully as a ruling elder and member of the Adult Education Committee. He was a steadfast supporter of the church’s Christian Education ministry. He taught adult classes frequently and his teaching was highly regarded by church members.
Bert’s life was filled with family, friends, church, music, books and journals, and gardening. He was known for his summer vegetable garden, and generously shared the fruits of his labor with friends and family. He was a voracious reader of history and current events. Bert enjoyed playing and listening to classical music, especially piano sonatas and concertos. In later years he played with the Towne House Retirement Community tone chime ensemble. He enjoyed get-togethers with family and friends and was always a gracious and convivial host. He loved his daughters and regarded his sons-in-law as his own. Bert was the quintessential gentleman and scholar; intelligent, cultured, dignified, quick-witted, and gracious. He enjoyed the respect of friends, family, and work and church colleagues. He was a generous and loving husband, father, and friend.
Bert was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Joan. He is survived by daughters, Linda (John) O’Connor and Amy Bartell; grandchildren, Kelly (Kate) and Stacy Bartell (Zac) and Patrick and Michael O’Connor; and great-granddaughters, Georgia Bartell and Penelope Hotaling-O’Connor.
A service celebrating Bert’s life will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church, 300 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, with a visitation beginning at 5:30 p.m.. Bert’s desire was to be cremated, as was Joan’s. Their ashes will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Bert’s memory be made to two non-profits he generously supported; the Southern Poverty Law Center ( or the Riley Children’s Foundation ( Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, Fort Wayne is handling arrangements.
Thelma A SMITH, age 93, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Friday, March 11, 2022. Thelma was born November 23, 1928. Thelma Smith took her last breath on March 11, 2022. She was born in Hot Springs, VA on November 23, 1928 to HB and Ruth Davidson Armentrout. She was the oldest of six children and is survived by her brother, Jim (Rebecca). Thelma met her husband of over sixty years, Rev. Elbert A (Smitty) Smith, Jr., when he was a student at Louisville Theological Seminary. They spent their entire married life in Indiana. Thelma worked at the Decatur Public and St. Francis College Libraries and as an executive secretary at Park Center Mental Health Center. Thelma and Smitty had three children, David (Helen), Manning, SC, Peggy, Fort Wayne and Jeff. She is survived by David and Peggy, six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, for over 50 years. A memorial service will be held at D.O. McComb & Sons on Lake Avenue on at p.m. March 27, 2022 at 3:00 pm with calling one hour prior. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to your favorite charity.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the SMITH family.
Betty-Alice Almeida, age 79, of Fort Wayne passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022. She was born in Albion, NY and worked as an administrative assistant for Aboite Eye Care. Betty-Alice was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church for nearly 50 years. She is survived by her children, Kimberley (Martin) Almeida de Atarama of Fort Wayne, Tyler (Kelly) Almeida of Fairview, TN, Martha (Jairo) Estrada of Holiday, FL; 5 grandchildren, Nicholas and Matthew Almeida, Martha, Catalina, and John Estrada; 2 great-grandchildren; Adrian and Angelo Webber; siblings, Ginny Trusselle, Diane Thomas, George Boyer, Lynette Versace, and Tom Boyer. Betty-Alice was preceded in death by her siblings, Gail Boyer, Dan Boyer, and Stephen Boyer. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements.
James “Jim” Allen Lobsiger, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away on February 19, 2022. Born November 4, 1937, Jim grew up on a farm around the Monroe, Indiana area. As a kid he loved his pups the horse he had and loved to make things out of wood. He was a boy scout and followed in his father’s footsteps with the scouts. He was a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. With his degree he worked at International Harvester (Navistar) for over 55 years in heavy duty truck brakes. He loved the big trucks and got his CDL so he could drive them around the test track and loved his IH Scouts. He owned two scouts and was proud to be a part of the group starting the museum for all things International Harvester Kaye was the love of his life. They were high school sweethearts and he loved her from the moment he met her and continued to love her every day after she passed. They were married 63 years and are now together again. They had lake cottages over the years and always loved when the children and grandchildren would come up on the weekends. Dad showed us all up when he took to the water skis when he was 70 years old. We cannot forget his sense of humor, his jokes and his “Dadisms”. His hobby was woodworking in his shop. He made so many beautiful pieces over the years for his family and friends. He was a kind and gentle soul, and was always available if you needed him, he was always there to help family and friends. If you need something fixed, he was always your first call. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church for 34 years and carried his building talents with him to the church. He was Potentate at the Mizpah Shrine in 1998 and loved helping the children from the children’s hospitals He was also a 32nd degree Mason, 3Rivers 733 Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite. Lamp Lighters Past President Society of Engineering Employees, Chairman of the Board, and an Air Force Veteran, Airman 2nd Class, and Air National Guard. He loved God, his country, and adored his family. As he always loved so deeply, he was so very proud to be Gramps to his two grandchildren and two beautiful great-granddaughters. He would always lite up when he saw their faces. He is predeceased by his loving wife Kaye (Heare) and grandson James (Fletchall) and several of his Mizpah Shrine brothers. He is survived by his daughter Rebecca (Becky Lobsiger-Lamier), son-in-law Steve (Lamier); and son Jeffery and son-in-law Gregorio (Olivares); granddaughter Jillianne (Reichard); grandson, Jacob (Sydney) Lamier; great-granddaughters, Tyler Kaye (Reichard) and Charlee Mae (Reichard). In addition, he is survived by his sister Beverly (Rich) and many nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his seven 4-legged grand-pups.
Funeral service at 11:00 am Friday, February 25, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church, 300 W Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior to the service. Calling will also be held from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm Thursday, February 24, 2022 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, with a Masonic Service at 8pm. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, or First Presbyterian Church: Buildings and Grounds. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the Lobsiger family at,
HERBERT RAYMOND WEIER, 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. He was born on Oct. 13, 1931 in Cicero, Ill. Herb was a Navy man, serving on a minesweeper in the 1950s before heading to study engineering at Blackburn College where he met the love of his life, Lorraine Hofmann. Together for 65 years, they forged a loving life of philanthropy, community service and the mentoring of hundreds of young men and women. Having no children, and lots of time on their hands, Herb and Laurie volunteered at countless organizations including Center for Non-Violence, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, First Presbyterian Theatre, Radio Reader Service, Northside Neighborhood Association, WBOI, to name only a few of their commitments. As a lover of the arts and a life-long learner, both Herb and Laurie supported all the arts in Fort Wayne, including creating an endowed scholarship for the arts at PFW. Their annual summer trip to Chautauqua Institute in New York as members of the Eleanor B. Daugherty Society brought special joy to both of them. Herb’s natural skills as an engineer might have started with his love of trains, resulting in his large collection of model trains set up every summer in their West Drive backyard for all the neighborhood kids to enjoy. As an engineer, Herb could fix anything, anywhere for anyone; as his friends from the Center for Non-Violence say, “he moved through some dark corners and musty cobwebs with his light, and screwdrivers in hand, to fix broken things, just as he fixed broken people with his welcome smile”. Herb was a humanist and dynamically curious, dedicating himself to the study of many spiritual avenues and was involved in the beginning of Wellspring, a non-profit organization created by several downtown church organizations, and a devoted member of First Presbyterian Church. Retiring from Magnavox after 30 years, Herb spent the next 30 years dedicating himself to his community and to their many, many friends. On Monday nights Herb could usually be found sharing his tremendous sense of humor with The FIBS, the Fixed Income Beer Swillers. Herb treasured Laurie, friendship, philanthropy, the arts and the pursuit of service wherever he could find it. Herb is survived by his loving wife, Lorraine Weier of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his parents; and only brother. Memorial donations may be directed to the Herbert and Lorraine Weier Scholarship at Purdue Fort Wayne, WBOI or First Presbyterian Theater. A celebration of his significant life is 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2022, at First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne (IN 46802). Condolences can be left online at

ALAN McMAHAN, 84, of Fort Wayne, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Born in Fort Wayne on March 26, 1937, he
was the son of Allan and Viola McMahan. He attended both North Side High School and DePauw University.
Meeting people and selling residential Real Estate was a passion of his that lasted more than 45 years.
Alan loved living in Fort Wayne and contributing to the community through volunteer activities. He was a
member of the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne, a member of the City Plan Commission, and served on the
Boards of Arts United, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Youth Theater. He was a Trustee on the Allen
County Public Library Foundation and served on the Allen County Public Library Board of Directors for 32 years.
Alan also enjoyed politics in the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s and served as the Republican City Chairman as well
as a member of the District and State Finance Committees. In 1976, he received The Sagamore of the Wabash
award. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church for 49 years and served on the Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee. Alan is survived by his wife of 55 years, Edee; a son, Pete McMahan; daughter, Lori (Jerry) Reinking; grandson, Jeff Reinking; granddaughter, Jennie Reinking; and a brother, Tom McMahan of Arlington, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Stuart McMahan. “A huge thank you to North Woods Village and Heartland Hospice for their outstanding care and support.” Because of Covid, there will be a private service with no calling. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorial contributions may be
made to the Allen County Public Library Foundation, 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN. Arrangements by D.O.
McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made online.

Marsha (Walb) Heller, 85, of Fort Wayne, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 24, 2021, at Parkview Hospice (Randallia), surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Wayne on May 19, 1936, Marsha was the only child of the late Walter W. and Marjorie (Heinrichs) Walb.
After graduating from South Side High School, and encouraged by her parents’ strong belief in higher education, Marsha graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder, majoring in education. While working in Denver, she earned a Masters in Psychology from the University of Denver. Later in her career, while successfully launching three children from high school to Purdue University, she earned an Associates degree in Nursing from IPFW.
Marsha was an active member of her beloved First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne where she held numerous leadership positions, and was honored in 2018 for her leadership and service to the church. She was also active in Friends of IPFW, and established a scholarship at the University for students in the School of Music.
Marsha enjoyed being with her family – all of them – but especially on sunset cruises on Oliver Lake, where she vacationed her entire life. She also enjoyed her dogs – especially her beloved English Setters – so much so that she raised or rescued seven Setters throughout her life.
Marsha lived her life surrounded by many friends. She loved both her weekly gatherings with a regular set of friends, and also took joy in throwing a large party, and inviting guests into her Oliver Lake home. Marsha had a fierce independence, living on her own in her home until just prior to her passing.
Marsha is survived by her three children, Cheri (Matt) West, David (Jill) Heller, and Rich (Melinda) Heller. Also privileged to have shared in her life are Marsha’s grandchildren, Nick, Caroline, Brock, Grant, and bonus granddaughter, Natalie Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Dean Heller.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church Saturday, March 12, at 11:00am, with visitation beginning at 10:00.
Arrangements by Greenlawn Funeral and Cremation Services, 6750 Covington Road, Fort Wayne.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, the Marsha Walb Heller Music Scholarship (Purdue Fort Wayne), or a Humane Society of your choosing.

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