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FRANCES CATHERINE DICKINSON, 98, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. She was the daughter of Walter and Martha Smith of Garrett. She retired from the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission where she was Executive Secretary and the founder of the Women's Auxillary. She served on the board of Winsome Women, was a founder member of the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast and was a founding member of Project Mercy. She served on many different boards, was a women's motivational speaker, and she led tour groups all over the world. In 1977 she was honored as the Indiana Mother of the Year. She is survived by two sons, Jon (Diana) Dickinson, Timothy (Lenka) Dickinson; daughter, Pamela (Paul) Test; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Dr. Charles F. Dickinson; brother, Walter A. Smith, Jr.; sister, Norma Brunson; and one grandchild, Kelly Holiday; and son-in-law, D. Pat Hoga. A private service was held at FairHaven Funeral Home & Cremation Services. To leave online condolences visit FairHaven Funeral home at

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Sept. 16, 2018
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