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“The other day I was going through my old cassette tapes and ran across one that we made one night at Norm and Maris'. We were gathered at the house...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Pamela Wilkins-Wallick - Lakeland, FL

2 of 10 | Posted by: James A. Reinhard - IL - friend

“I didn't hear about Maris's passing until after the funeral. So sorry. We loved her and enjoyed catching up at camp! You will all be in our prayers. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Lynelle Vogel - Winona Lake, IN

“So sad to hear of Maris' passing. Norm and Maris were good friends of Mine and my late husband Don. I always knew I could find Maris at the pool...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Pamela Wilkins Wallick - Lakeland, FL

“Sorry to hear of the passing of Maris.We loved Norm and Maris at Light and Life Park. I Taught Norm how to some wood carving.Loved this great couple. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Allan and Lois Lake

“Dear Maris:Thank you for being one of my surrogate Mothers after my own died so young.Thank you for our children's choir that you directed and...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Beth Casteel - Fort Wayne, IN

“She was a wonderful friend and will be miss but will not be hurting anymore because she is sitting next to god. From keenan Love you all ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Keenan Samples - Brownsburg, IN

“Heidi, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a great lady. Treasure your memories, you were a good daughter to her. You are in my thoughts and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Pat Rinehart - Fort Wayne, IN

“She was such a wonderful person. I didn't know her long, but she was so positive and helpful ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy Jordan - Fort Wayne, IN

“I grew up celebrating every birthday and holiday with Uncle Norman at Maris and all my cousins that come along with such a warm loving family.Maris...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Bryan Black - Fort Wayne, IN

Maris E. Black, 81, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Rockford, Illinois to the late Sidney and Ethel (Lower) Wolcott. She married Norman H. Black on February 25, 1967 and he preceded her in death on June 22, 2016. She worked for Rockford Christian School as a kindergarten teacher until she moved to Fort Wayne Community Schools in 1967. She worked for Fort Wayne Community Schools for a couple of years until she left and was director of Village Green Nursery School at the Free Methodist Church. She also taught at Fort Wayne Christian School. Maris was an active member of The Journey Free Methodist Church. She enjoyed singing, reading, and spending time with her family. Above all else, she loved hosting and was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Surviving are her children, Kurt (Shelley) Black, Heidi Lancaster, and Kyle (Liz) Black; nine grandchildren, Noah, Rachel, Ashtyn, Brightyn, Meredith, Rebecca, Tanner, Daniel, and Nathan; and siblings, Verna Shafer, Dorothy Morgan, and Kay Wolcott. Maris was also preceded in death by her brothers, Howard and Dale. Funeral service 11:00 am Saturday, November 9, 2019 at The Journey Free Methodist Church with calling one hour prior to the service. Visitation also Friday, November 8, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Funeral Home. Burial in Riverview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Journey Free Methodist Church. To sign the online guestbook please visit,