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John Paul McAhren, 72, Bakersfield, Calif., entered Heaven's gates to be with his Savior on Sept. 20, 2013.
John was born in Fort Wayne on Dec. 28, 1940 to the late Paul and Geraldine (Parrish) McAhren. John married Joyce (Daniels) on Oct. 19, 1961 and she survives.
John graduated from Decatur High School in 1959 and continued on to receive an undergraduate from Fort Wayne Bible College and a masters degree from Huntington University.
Among survivors are four daughters, Susan (Dave) Whitener of Chesapeake, Va., Doris Singleton of Decatur, Aleta (Jerry) Coyne of Decatur and Kristen (Florencio) McAhren-Ortiz of Bakersfield; a son, John (Becky) McAhren of Virginia Beach, Va.; nine grand children; and four great-grand children.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 5 at The Bridge Community Church with Ken Mishler officiating.
Preferred memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or The Bridge Community Church Missions Fund.