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V. Marcille Dear

September 11, 2012

    V. Marcille (Davis) Dear, 77, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Adams County, passed away at 1:40 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2012, at her residence, after a battle with leukemia.
    She was born on Wednesday, May 29, 1935, in Geneva.
    Mrs. Dear was an extreme gardener and she enjoyed sketching, gourmet cooking and sewing.
    Among survivors are daughters Vicki (Michael) Wood of Augusta, Ga., Cynthia Lou Bohnke of Fort Wayne, and Jamie Renee Bohnke of Bloomington; two sisters, two brothers, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Paul D. Davis; mother, Helen M. (Roe) Davis; and son, Darwin E. Bohnke, Jr.
    A graveside service to celebrate Marcille's life will be at Backesto Cemetery in rural Adams County (Berne) at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 13.
    Preferred memorials are to the Leukemia Society of America (Indiana chapter) Indianapolis, IN, 46240.
    Arrangements were handled by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.
    Online condolences may be sent to

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