ERMA L. FURNISS, 83, of Fort Wayne, died on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Saint Anne Home. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter to the late Granville and Cora McAbee. “She was a wonderful homemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and neighbor. She was loved and will be missed.” She is survived by her sons, Robert (Ranelle), Richard (Dian) and Randolph (Tami); daughters, Dianna (Dan) Auer and Cynthia (Kevin) Pappert; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Amy Dull. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Earl F. Furniss, in 2009; six brothers; and one sister. Funeral service is 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest at Covington Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Saint Anne Home or the Allen County Cancer Society. www.covingtonmemorial.com

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