DELORES M. UPTON, 84, of Fort Wayne, lost her battle with cancer on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, 10:30 a.m., surrounded by family at her residence. Born Jan. 27, 1928, in Angola, she was a daughter of the late Ronald L. Eatinger and Wilma A. Stafford. She was a stay at home mother and wife and an avid Bingo player. She loved shopping, sewing, gardening and reading romance novels. Surviving are her husband, Harry Upton of Fort Wayne; daughters, Diana S. Upton of Fort Wayne, Therese (Donald) Bjortomt of Avon, Ind. and Colleen May of Fort Wayne; sons, Randall (Cindy) Upton of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. and Jeffrey (Melissa) Upton of Huntington; brother, Robert (Alice) Eatinger of Michigan; grandchildren, Wendy (Marstom) Boger, Shawn (Shannon) Brock, Neal (Marie) Brock, Arrick (Mandy) Howard, Dawn (Jim) Storie, Jeffrey Upton Jr., Andrew Upton, Darcy Upton, Victoria Galimore, Nathan Upton, and Ashley Upton; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Thelma. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells St., with calling from noon to 2 p.m. Pastor John Roblnett officiating. Preferred memorials to Southerncare Hospice. www.sloanandsons funeralhome.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 10, 2013