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“Condolences to the family. I enjoyed working with her at FWAC Health Dept. A very lovely human being! ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Patricia Easterday - Ft Wayne, IN

“My condolences to the family of Marlene.I knew her from church. WUMC. And my children also went there. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Lois Hess Hess - Fort Wayne, IN

“Marlene was a very nice lady. She very friendly and very kind. It's so sad, That she has to leave us all. May she rest in peace in heaven. She will...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Gregg Gearhart - Markle, IN

“So sorry for your loss...Marlene was an important part of our nursing history in Fort Wayne and a special classmate in the Lutheran Class of 1958. I...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: LuAnne Rayl - Fort Wayne, IN

“Condolences to Marlene's family. So sorry for your loss. I knew her and family from Waynedale United Methodist Church "years" ago. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Winters - Fort Wayne, IN

“Marlene and I go way back. She was the Clinic Director when I began my career in Public Health. I learned a lot from Marlene including how to remain...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Tom McCue - Lagrange, IN

“We are so sorry you lost Marlene. She was a joy to be around, always smiling with kind words. It was very obvious she loved you, her family, very...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Tim & Wilma Marsh - Fort Wayne, IN

“Your granddaughter Chelsey spoke so many loving words about her grandma that I would have been honored to know her. I am convinced that she will...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Miller - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dawn and Deanna: My family and I send ourcondolences. We all loved your Mom so much. We will miss her. She fought a goodfight. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Connie Whitcomb - GREENVILLE, SC

“To the Family: I wish to convey my condolences to her family. I was very young and was not around her much in those years. Her Father was my Uncle...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Dpreen Schoeff)Starks - Tecumseh, MI

“Sorry to hear about your loss ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: April Harter - Fort Wayne, IN

“Deanna and KevinMarlene was such a good friend to all who met her. She will be greatly missed, but rejoice knowing she is at peace with God, and no...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Becky Million - fort wayne, IN


Marlene (Gearhart) Allison, 80, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Marlene was born on September 25, 1937 in Huntington, Indiana to the late George C. Gearhart and Leah (Divelbiss) Gearhart. She was a graduate of the Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in 1958 and worked for several years at Lutheran Hospital. In 1971, she began work as a Public Health Nurse at the Allen County Board of Health where she worked until her retirement in 2002. She began her fight against breast cancer in 2000 and proved to be one tough lady. She was thankful for her care from Dr. Gize and the nurses and staff at Fort Wayne medical Oncology. Marlene was lucky to have wonderful friends that she was able to travel with and enjoy many activities. She enjoyed volunteering at Lutheran Life Villages and her church. She loved her family and friends and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her daughters, Dawn Tyner, Deanna (Kevin) McDermit; granddaughters, Hayley Tyner, Chelsey Tyner, Caitlin (Kyle) Wagner, and Emily McDermit; two great grandchildren; and brother, George Duane (Carol) Gearhart. Service will be 5 pm, Friday, February 9, 2018 at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home with calling beginning at 2 pm. Following the service calling will extend until 7pm. The family would like to thank Visiting Nurse Hospice for their care this last month. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Resource Center at Lutheran Hospital or Waynedale United Methodist Church.