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  • "So sorry to learn of this. Praying for all of you...."
    - Don and Phyllis Wolf
  • "I know Shirley is rejoicing in her Lord. I remember her..."
  • "Shirley will be deeply missed by our family. We love you..."
    - Sheri Carteaux
  • "very sorry for your loss Cliff and Marsha."
    - Joelen (Grise)Heflin
  • "Masha and family... So sorry for your loss. You are all in..."
    - Christina Adkison
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SHIRLEY J. (READE) BLACK, of Ossian, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at her home. Born on April 15, 1937, in Plato, Ind., she was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She served as a pastor's wife for 54 years and 36 of them were spent ministering and serving at Tillman Road Church of God in Fort Wayne. Of those 54 years, she was a Sunday school teacher and superintendent, served as church secretary, and could always be found behind a piano or organ. She is survived by her mother, Mary E. (Pontius) Reade; husband of 55 years, Clifford J. Black; daughter, Marsha J. (Black) Dougal; two granddaughters, Katie A. (Matthew) Wells and Courtney Dougal; and son-in-law, Jerry D. Dougal Sr. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth W. Reade; and grandson, Jerry D. Dougal Jr. "Her memory and love are in the hearts of many and she may be gone, but never forgotten." Service of celebration is 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Tillman Road Church of God, 3710 E. Tillman Road, Fort Wayne (IN 46816), with calling two hours prior. Preferred memorials to Tillman Road Church of God. Arrangements by D.O. McComb Foster Park Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, visit

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 2, 2014
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