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JANE CHRISTINE DAWKINS, 69, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Born in Fort Wayne on Sept. 15, 1950, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Helen Tagtmey er. She was a loving wife, devoted mother and sister, and revered grandmother and aunt. Her life's calling was midwifery; she helped countless mothers and babies. Jane loved to sing in the church choir, Hearthstone Ensemble, and the folk group Rosewood. She also worked as volunteer coordinator at Mental Health America. She graduated from South Side High School and was a dedicated member of Epiphany Lutheran Church, leading the mission work there for many years. Jane is survived by children, Amanda (Shane) Pickett, Abigail (Ryan) Fraley and Gabe (Mandy) Dawkins; grandchildren, Rachael, Nathaniel, Cecilia, Lorelei, and Micah; siblings, Daniel (Bernice) Tagtmeyer, Richard (Mary) Tagtmeyer, Siegrid (Silas) Belden, and Margaret Larson; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Dawkins; son, Jeremy Dawkins; and siblings, Nathan Tagmeyer and Nancy Overton. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 6606 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne (IN 46835), with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. until the time of service. Visitation also from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Epiphany Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Midwifery Scholarship Fund in her name at SWTC Foundation or Lutheran World Relief. Arrangements entrusted to C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home.

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Sep. 16, 2020.
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September 17, 2020
Jane made the Dawkins home feel like family for so many people who weren't technically related. I'm so glad to have the memory of her voice carrying the harmonies when we all went Christmas caroling. I won't forget her fierce sense of humor, how she cared for all the neighborhood teenagers, her adventures in midwifery, or her competitive streak when playing Dutch Blitz. She was a remarkable person, and will be missed by so many.
Christa Donner
September 17, 2020
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September 16, 2020
Jane was so wonderful, so kind to my family and me. I looked up to her so much, and will miss her always.
Vicki Khouli
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