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“I was saddened to hear of Mary's passing. We reconnected 10 years ago when she came into my store. She worked with me in both stores in Kendallville...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Faye Borcherding - Wolcottville, IN

“Very sad to hear of Mary's passing. Thoughts and condolences to her family and friends for their loss. I have fond memories of being her classmate at...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: David Machmut - Fort Wayne, IN

“Nancy and family,I have such wonderful memories of Mary as I worked near her at the Mall. Her cheerfulness, talent and kindness I have always...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Kay Chapman - Muskogee, OK

“I have FOND memories of playing racquet ball with Mary at Court Rooms of America....she was always a BALL of fire and so fun to be around. She had...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Cyndi McNutt-Ottenweller - IN

“I've known Mary for at least 15-18 yrs that I've been in the gift industry. I was saddened by the news of her passing, and will always remember her...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Christine Clemens - Fort Wayne, IN

“I was so sorry to hear about Mary's passing. She had worked with me at CBK, she was such fun to have on our team. She will be missed. ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Debbie Jackson - Homer Glen, IL

“We are saddened to hear of Mary's death. We will always remeber her as a kind and gentle person. We enjoyed spending time with her when she called...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Bridget Griffin - Shipshewana, IN

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. We had the pleasure of meeting with Mary just a couple weeks ago. She always had a smile even on her...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Donna HIte - Shipshewana, IN

“I am so very, very saddened to learn of Mary's passing. Mary was much more than my Ganz sales rep, she was a very dear friend. I will miss her huge...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Judy Dolson - Shipshewana, IN

“Nancy, I am so sorry you had to go through this. You and Mary were always kind and never a complaint. Many of our friends from Aboite Center and...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Stephanie Mills-Seitz - Auburn, IN

“Nancy and family,My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.With...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Rick Yarger - Avilla, IN

“I'm so shocked to hear of Mary's passing. Although I hadn't worked with her recently, her loss will be felt. I enjoyed working with her in my gift...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Chris Lantz - Elkhart, IN

“Miss you Mary. We cherish our time together. ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Judy Yoder - Shipshewana, IN

“I knew Mary since junior high. We were cheerleaders together. We both lost our moms at an early age. She a a good person! ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Brenda Morton/ Snyder - Friend

“I am so sorry to learn of Mary's passing. I remember her beautiful, kind smile and nature from Aboite Elementary and Elmhurst High School. May you...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Dianna Stellhorn-Fleckenstein - MI

“Hello, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to your family in the loss of Mary. I am an employee of Ganz USA and I do remember seeing Mary...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Doreen Gaudi - Jeannette, PA

“Our sincere condolences to Mary's family.Jim Hansen EHS Class of 1970Peggy Miller Hansen ESH Class of 1971 ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Jim and Peggy Hansen - Auburn, AL

“So many memories. I will cherish each and every one of them. You are forever in my hear Mary Lou. Rest In Peace. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Ann Pinnington (Grose) - FL

“Sorry for your loss. May you draw close to our loving God by reading his word, and find comfort in the hope he gives us all of seeing our loved...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for your loss of Mary. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Joseph Pronesti - Fort Wayne, IN

“Thank you Mary for being an inspiration for so many people. You will be deeply missed by all. The Lord will be waiting with open arms to guide you...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Liz Cooper - saint cloud, FL

“Mary was a soul filled with life, laughter, a love for life. I loved working at Cheers! with Mary and John. There was never a dull moment and it...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Beth Whitaker - Fort Wayne, IN


Mary (McMinn) Hoffman-Farrant, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Born Feb. 6, 1953 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Allan Clair "Mac" McMinn and Gloria Parker. She was a 1971 graduate of Elmhurst High School and attended Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. She was a designer and creator of fashion jewelry and she and her first husband operated the Shop of John Simmons, which became Cheers. She later held a number of retail jobs and most recently was a regional sales representative for Ganz Inc., an international wholesale distributor of giftware. Mary was fiercely proud of her Canadian heritage. She loved taking trips to northern Michigan and Canada and walks along the towpath in southwest Allen County. She was also exceedingly passionate about animals and considered her pets her kids. She had a heart of gold and her many talents, generosity and laughter will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She is survived by her husband, Rick Farrant; sister, Nancy (McMinn) (Ben) Sheets; half-brother, Christopher (Jennifer) McMinn, and their son, Miles; niece, Allison Sheets; niece, Mackenzie (Chris) Meyer; step-daughter Amber Farrant; and Mary's beloved dog and cats, who also mourn her passing. A celebration of life will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017 in the meadow behind 4701-1 Covington Road in Fort Wayne. Private interment will take place later in Canada. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the animal advocacy organization of the donor's choice; the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or Visiting Nurse. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com