IRENE DIFFENDARFER, 90, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013, in Waxhaw, N.C. A native of Noble County, she retired in 1981 from Montgomery Ward in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Beverly (Dean) Brubaker of Waxham, N.C.; and Roger (Kathy) Diffendarfer of Denvere, N.C.; six grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald L. Diffendarfer in 1984; a sister, Carnie Mae Pippenger; and great-granddughter, Allie Neff. Funeral service is 3 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Rev. Phil Harris officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 1 p.m. on Monday until the time of the service. Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam. Memorials may be directed to "Allie & Friends" c/o Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 7, 2013