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KATHLEEN K. CUMMINS

KATHLEEN K. CUMMINS, 93, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, Winston Salem, N.C. Born in Fountain County, Ind., June 20, 1919, the daughter of the late Homer and Edith (nee. Allen) Krout. She was a very active member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, for over 60 years, where she taught Sunday school, a member of Priscilla's Circle, and was a deaconess for over 20 years. She married Robert E. Cummins on Oct. 4, 1940, who also precedes her in death. A graduate of Indiana State University, she was a teacher for East Allen County Schools for 35 years, a recipient of the Retired Teacher of the Year Award, a member and past president of the Allen County Retired Educators Association, as well as a member of local and state retired educators associations. She was a member for over 50 years of the American Association of University Women and a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority for over 50 years where she served as president of the Alpha Psi Chapter. She was a past president for both the Barr Street Irregulars, a volunteer group for the History Center, and the Fortnightly Club. A member of the Fort Wayne Women's Club, and the Who's Who of American Women, she enjoyed being with friends in several bridge groups. She is survived by her son, Robert (Carol) Cummins Jr. of Clemmons, N.C.; grandchildren, Mischa M. Cummins of Charlotte N.C., Robert Sean Cummins of Tuebingen, Gremany, and Kathleen A. Cummins of Philadelphia, Pa.; great-granddaughter, Grace Kathleen Cummins of Charlotte, N.C. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Raymond A. Krout. Funeral service is at Noon, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, with calling two hours prior at the church. Burial at Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, or I.R.T.A. Scholarship Foundation. www.klaehnfahlmelton.com

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 3, 2013
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