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JOAN LOUISE (FOX) GORDON, 85, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 17, 1928, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Fred and Jeanette (Bryan) Fox. She was formerly employed at Bell Telephone, Lincoln Life, and was a certified teacher at Bethel United Methodist Preschool. She was the co-owner of R & J Coffee Service, and was also the Thrift Shop director at Trinity United Methodist Church for 20 years. She was dearly loved by her family and was always there for them. She loved children, and because of her extensive zebra collection, her grandkids knew her as "the grandma with the zebras." Surviving is her devoted husband of 65 years, Robert L. Gordon, who held her hand until the end; also surviving are her children, Rebecca (Don) Kline of Churubusco, Joni (Mike) Koorsen of Yoder, Rachelle (Eddie) Bannister of Miramar, Fla., and Robert (Sandy) Gordon II of Mesa, Ariz; grandchildren, April (Tony) McClurg, Natalie (Pete) Bellotti, Joshua (Theresa) Koorsen, Gina (Matthew) Fischer, Alex Kline, Brandon (Mandie) Gordon, Ryan Gordon, Blake Bannister, and Brielle Bannister; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Eugene Fox. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Doerfler; and brothers, Freddy Fox and James Fox. Memorial visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fireplace lounge at Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Putnam St. No services. Memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church Food Bank. Arrangements by Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Online condolences at www.sheetsandchilds.net or on Facebook.
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home
206 N Main St Churubusco, IN 46723
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 20, 2014