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Leona P. Bixler, 89, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Elkton, MI, Leona enjoyed caring for her family as a homemaker and supporting her husband's ministry as a pastor's wife for over 50 years. She was a member of First Missionary Church. Surviving are her children, Sheryl (Timothy) Steiner of Archbold, OH, Jay (Deborah) Bixler of Lafayette, CA, and Joy (Rex) Forbes of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Dwight Reibling of Bad Axe, MI; and sister, Emma Rohrs of Phoenix, AZ. Leona was preceded in death by husband, Rev. Virgil Bixler; parents, Irwin and Lilly Reibling; 1 sister and 6 brothers. Service is 3:00 pm, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at First Missionary Church, 701 W Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne with calling one hour prior. Calling also at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Memorials may be made to the Missionary Church World Partners, PO Box 9333, Fort Wayne, IN 46993. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.