SARAH L. KLEES, 78, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Kendall ville, she worked as a Registered Nurse and for Marco Island Lutheran Church for 10 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church and Tri Kappa. She was a big Hoosier and Cubs fan, loved knitting and crocheting, and was passionate about volunteering and helping others. Surviving are her son, Stephen (Karen) Klees of Southlake, Texas; daughters, Rebecca Stirling of Ann Arbor, Mich. and Beth (Mitchell) Steury of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Alice (Max) Robart of Fort Wayne; brothers, Thomas (Dinah) Grubb and Carson Grubb, both of Galesburg, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Talitha Grubb; husband, Rev. Theodore Klees; and son-in-law, James Stirling. Service is 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Trinity English Lutheran Church, Krauss Chapel, 405 West Wayne St., with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Dr. Kathleen Haller officiating. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road. Burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Trinity English Lutheran Church or Saint Francis School of Nursing. To sign the online guestbook, please visit


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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 15, 2012