Mary Klaren


FORT WAYNE -- Mary Katherine (Streip) Klaren, 89, Fort Wayne, died August 19, 2014, at Community Health Partners Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio.

Mary was born to Earl and Esther (Ruess) Streip on February 12, 1925, in Defiance, Ohio. She was a graduate of Sherwood Delaware High School and Ohio Wesleyan University. She married Donald T. Klaren on July 6, 1962, at Sherwood Methodist Church, Sherwood, Ohio. They resided in Fort Wayne and Bonita Springs, Fla. Mary enjoyed knitting, boating at the lake with her husband, spending time with nieces and nephews and traveling throughout the world with Don and their friends. She was a member of Ohio Eastern Star for more than 50 years.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Doris H. Johansen.

She is survived by a cousin, Robert (Crystal) Ruess of Lincoln, Mich.; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews, and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Funeral services will be held at D.O. McComb & Sons, Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, Ind., today, August 21, 2014, at 3 p.m., with visitation two hours prior. Private graveside services and burial will be at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne, Ind.

The family suggests memorials to CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, 06817 Ohio 66, Defiance, Ohio, 43512. To sign the online guest book, go to

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