1925 - 2020
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CLELLA E. "DUTCH" (PLATT) BROWN, 94, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020. Born Nov. 2, 1925, in Ossian, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence H. and Forrest M. (Woods) Platt. Clella was a member of Leo United Methodist Church for over 65 years, was a past president of United Methodist Women, a Matron of Eastern Star 278 for over 75 years, a member of the Scottish Rite Auxiliary, and a Guardian of Job's Daughters. Clella is survived by her sons, Larry (Deb) Brown and Gary (Kim) Brown, both of Fort Wayne; daughter, Terri (John) Shaver of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Leon Brown Jr; half sister, Evangeline Allison; and sister, Alberta Swaim. A Private family funeral service will be held. Public calling, with social distancing, is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2020, at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Leo Memorial Cemetery, Leo. Memorial donations may be made to Leo United Methodist Church or Parkview Home Health & Hospice. For online condolences, visit

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on May 19, 2020.
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May 21, 2020
How sad for you and us to have Clella's brightly Shining Light, for the Good, leave our planet. I wonder who has seen her other than with that smile. It's always been my image of her. May you be comforted to know her faith is being rewarded, and like you and many others, I miss her.
Ramona Kipfer
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