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“Kent! Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. Jerry Toor ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. It is bittersweet to know Marylou is on her journey to meet her Lord. It was a pleasure meeting Marylou and Kent. ...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Kay Mundell - Ft wayne, IN

“Mary Lou was my teacher's assistant in the 1980's at Waynedale School.. She was a competent teacher and I trusted her completely with my students....Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Carol Ayres - Ft. Wayne, IN

“Though our hearts are sad, we remember the fun times through junior and high school all those years ago. And, remember your wedding day ... remember...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“I remember the summer I turned 12, we got to spend the whole summer with Mary Lou and her family. That was the best summer and so much fun. Through...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Carolyn Jones - Edmond, OK

“Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.The Bradtmuellers ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Terri Bradtmueller - Ossian, IN

Mary Lou Rethlake 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Born on June 27, 1955 in Limestone, Maine to the late Jim and Marge (Blackstone) Shelton. She was a teacher's aide at Waynedale Elementary School for many years. Was a member of the Colony Heights Church of Christ for over 40 year's and she was a faithful singer there for many years as well. Mary Lou enjoyed family time whether it was spending time with her parents, time with the grandchildren, or watching sports with her husband Kent. She loved the sunshine, planting flowers in the spring, and going to Bingo. Enjoyed time with friends, whether it was eating out, going to ball games, or shopping. The family would like to thank the staff at Coventry Meadows and Visiting Nurse Hospice Home on Homestead Road for their care and compassion. Mary Lou is survived by her husband of 45 years, Kent Rethlake, daughter, Jessica (Rethlake) Jones; son, Jason (Christina) Rethlake; grandchildren, Ethan and Elijah; sister, Lisa (Jeff) Malone; and brother, Jeff (Jill) Shelton. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the D.O. McComb and Sons Foster Park Funeral Home 6301 Fairfield Avenue Fort Wayne, Indiana 46807 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be held from 2-4pm & 6-8pm on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial at Hoverstock Cemetery following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Hospice Home on Homestead Road or the St. Jude Children's Hospital. Condolences may be left online at