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“ My sympathy to the Fuess family on the passing of their mom. I remember her as a kind and caring woman with a keen sense of humor. God's...Read More »
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“We are all thinking of all of you at this time. Aunt Bette was a truly great and kind person and such a special part of our family. Our deepest...Read More »
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Elizabeth "Bette" M. Fuess, 91, passed away on Sunday June 4, 2017. She was born on July 19, 1925 in Theresa, NY, the daughter of the late Forest and Elizabeth Bellinger. Bette was married to Robert Fuess for 52 years until his passing in 1998. Bette owned The Wig Shop, in Fort Wayne, for 10 years, and worked in various floral shops throughout her career. Her hobbies included writing poetry, arranging floral pieces, and she was a member of the Red Hat Society. The past three years she resided at Woodview Assisted living, and enjoyed volunteering her time making decorations for the events and holidays. Bette loved the ocean and her home on McClish Lake. Most of all, Bette loved her family, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Her favorite past time was spending the holidays surrounded by her family. Surviving are her children; Richard (Marietta) Fuess, Virginia (James) Tholen, Robert (Debra) Fuess, Donald (Susan) Fuess; grandchildren, Tabitha Hunter, Ryan (Karin) Tholen, Kristen (Chris) Keeran, Stephanie (Shane) Reece, Rob (Joye) Fuess, Trent Fuess, Nicole (Troy) Knefelkamp, Jonathan (Krissy) Fuess, Kara (Craig) Dale; 24 great-grandchildren; sister Eleanor Wolfe. She was preceded in death by her siblings; Dick Bellinger, Roy Bellinger, Corinne Ray. Funeral service will take place at 11AM Monday June 26, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls 8325 Covington Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804 with calling 1 hour prior. Visitation will also take place at the funeral home on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 1-3PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association at alsa.org in memory of her husband Robert H. Fuess.