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Barbara J. Shumm

October 14, 2011

    Barbara J. Shumm, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011, in Fort Wayne.
    Born July 23, 1921 in Decatur, Barb was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. She also had been a member of the Rosary Society and Beta Sigma Phi and enjoyed volunteering with different groups and organizations.
    She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Steven) Smethers of Columbia City; a sister, Mary Catherine Hain of Decatur; three grandchildren, Mark (Kim) Gareiss, David (Jennifer) Gareiss and Kendra (Ehren) Siebert; and five great-grandchildren.
    Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ida Holthouse; two husbands, Arthur Wilson and Walter Neuman; and a brother, John Holthouse.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at St. Therese Catholic Church, with calling one hour prior. Father Lawrence Teteh will officiate.
    Calling will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, October 17, at D.O. McComb and Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne.
    Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Decatur.
    Memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or for masses.

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