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RACHEL L. STUCKEY, 87, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Kingston Care Center surrounded by her family. Born June 22, 1930, in Fort Wayne, Rachel was a daughter of the late John and Josephine DiFilippo. Rachel retired from City Utilities of Fort Wayne after 30 years of service. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, St. Brendan's Catholic Church and choir of Clearwater Beach Florida, Island Estates Women's Club, former Co-owner with her son Leo of After Dark Nightclub, formerly Up the Street, and was a former bartender at O' Sullivans Italian Pub. Rachel was known for "Sing along with Katie and Rachel" for many years in the area. Rachel is survived by daughters, Frances M. (Jeffery) Hale of Fort Wayne and Kathleen A. (Mark) Stieglitz of Louisville, Ky.; sons, John D. (Melinda) Vodde and Leo B. Vodde, both of Fort Wayne; stepdaughter, Terrie J. (Tim) Johnson of Sherwood, Ohio; grandchildren, Christine M. (Joel) Douglas, Kathleen A. (Phillip) Stewart, Sheila M. (Keith) Rawlins, Kelly R. (Edward) Green, Andrew N. (Cecelia Smith) Hale, and Patrick R. (Rachel Shuler) Hale; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and best friend of over 80 years, Catherine Vastano Smith. Rachel was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Stuckey; daughter, Linda K. Schuman; brothers, Donald and Anthony DiFilippo; sister, Joanne Pitzen; sisters-in-law, Frances DiFilippo and Jeanine DiFilippo; and brother-in-law, Tom Pitzen. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2018, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 2130 Pemberton Drive, with calling one hour prior. Visitation also from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, with a Vigil at 4:30 p.m. Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Soup Kitchen. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.divinemercyfuneralhome.com

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on June 7, 2018
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