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Phyllis Theresa Brand, 91, passed away on September 14, 2019. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN on February 14, 1928, the daughter of the late Edward and Clara Ansberry. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. Phyllis retired from GTE/Verizon doing instrument repair. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. In her spare time, Phyllis was an avid reader, and she spent a lot of time volunteering at various organizations. Phyllis enjoyed spending time with her family and making memories that will last through the years. Surviving are her husband, Fred Brand Jr.; children, Jane (Bruce) Ashe, Steven Adamonis, Nancy (Tom) Merryman; grandchildren, Matthew Merryman, Joseph Merryman, Michael Merryman, Sarah Ashe, and Christopher Ashe; great-grandchildren, Vincent Merryman, Sebastian Merryman, and Gideon Ashe; step-children, Brenda Clifford, Amelia Klingenmith, and Valarie Waters; step-grandchildren, Christina (Ryan) Nine, Theresa Klingensmith-Haines, Sarah (Scott) Steward and Curtis Waters; 5 step-great grandchildren; as well as Fred's step-children, step-grandchildren, and step-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Adamonis; and six siblings. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, September 20, 2019 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 2130 Pemberton Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46805, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805.
Burial will take place in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Catholic Church for masses in her name.