Annette Irene (Logan) Mains

  • Died: July 20, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family


Annette Irene (Logan) Mains passed away peacefully on July 20, 2019, after an extended illness. Born in Kendallville, IN on October 4, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Perry and Margaret Logan. She was a 1964 graduate of Kendallville High School. On September 3, 1966, she married her high school sweetheart, David Mains. Her entire life, Annette served as a mother to many, community leader, and volunteer. She served as an elected member of the Fort Wayne Community School Board. She was the recipient of a PTA State Life Membership, selected as a recipient of the Outstanding Service to Youth Award by the PTA local Council, and was awarded the Vicki Steffen Memorial Award. A dedicated follower of Jesus Christ, throughout her life she was an active member at Wallen Baptist Church and The Chapel. In 1995, she formed the nonprofit Annette Mains Ministries, Inc. and began Heritage Mission school. The school moved from her home to a borrowed facility and eventually to a dedicated Christian boarding school in Huntertown, where she welcomed and cared for many children for the next two decades. In recent years, she became heavily involved in rejuvenating the Christ Child Festival in Fort Wayne which later became known as Christmas in the Park. Through her efforts, countless mission projects were accomplished, including dresses sent to Africa, patriotic quilts and books sent to servicemen overseas, hygiene kits for the homeless, and diaper kits and health-care kits sent to Haiti. Her passions were prayer and serving others. She led a uniquely dedicated and purposeful life fulfilling those passions. Annette is survived by husband, Dave; sons, Ben (Deanna) Mains and Adam (Amy) Mains; grandchildren, Noah, Abby, Daniel, Nathan, and Mehedia, and other children she loved as her own: Chelsea, Belay, Zenash, Desirea, Sewlanchi, Desta, Dirshaye, Tizeta, Meseret, Abebech, and Kalkidan. She was preceded in death by granddaughters, Hannah, and Jessica Mains; and by a sister, Kay Berg; and brother, Lee Logan. Funeral service will be held at 10 am on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at The Chapel, 2505 West Hamilton Road South, Fort Wayne, IN 46814. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at The Chapel. It would be her wish that memorials in her name be made to Heritage Mission.