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MARY KATHERINE (STREIP) KLAREN, 89, died on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Community Health Partners Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio. Born Feb. 12, 1925, in Defiance, Ohio, she was the daughter of Earl and Esther (Ruess) Streip. She was a graduate of Sherwood Delaware High School and Ohio Wesleyan University. She married Donald T. Klaren on July 6, 1962 at Sherwood Methodist Church, Sherwood, Ohio. They resided in Fort Wayne and Bonita Springs, Fla. Mary enjoyed knitting, boating at the lake with her husband, spending time with nieces and nephews, and traveling throughout the world with Don and their friends. She was a member of Ohio Eastern Star for more than 50 years. She is survived by a cousin, Robert (Crystal) Ruess of Lincoln, Mich.; nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great- great nieces, and great-great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Doris H. Johansen. Funeral service is 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, with visitation two hours prior. A private graveside service and burial will be held at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. The family suggests memorials to Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center, 6817 SR 66 North, Defiance, OH 43512. To sign the online guestbook, visit

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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Maplewood Park
4017 Maplecrest Road Ft. Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 426-9494
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 21, 2014
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