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RALPH E. SHEETS, 82, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Adams County, Ralph graduated from South Side H.S. He earned his business degree from I.U. as well as his JD degree from the I.U. School of Law. He was an attorney with Midwestern United Life Insurance Company for 31 years. He was Vice President and General Counsel and served on the Board of Directors. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He enjoyed life and his pastimes including golf, bridge, and vacationing with family. "He loved his family, his friends, his church and will be dearly missed." Surviving are his son, Dennis (Mary Ann) Sheets of Massillon, Ohio; daughter, Kandace (John) Illgen of Santa Barbara, Calif.; daughter, Tamara Coke of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter, Kimberly (Michael) Blum of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Kitty Sheets, Nick Sheets, Tim Illgen and Trenton Smith; sister, Mae Belle (Bernard) Havens of Fort Wayne; brother-in-law, Larry Spray of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Sheets; parents, Merle and Nelle (Hitchcock) Sheets; sister, Norma Tracy; brother-in-law, William Tracy. Funeral Service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2417 Getz Road with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road. Entombment in Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church or the . To sign the online guest book, go to

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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Covington Knolls
8325 Covington Road Ft. Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 426-9494
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 27, 2014
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