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RITA MARIE SAFFORD, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Born on July 4, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Marie Picker. Rita retired from GTE after working over 30 years. Rita is survived by her children, Richard (Christine) Safford, Carol (Robert) Cantrell, and Michael (Kay) Safford; grandchildren, Stephanie (John) Jester, Kimberly (Scott) Spaulding, Scott (Courtney) Safford, Tara (Steve) Humphrey, Brenda Cantrell, Leslie (Lucas) Augustyniak, Miranda (Jason) Stuller, Michael Safford II, and Andrew (Sara) Safford; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Lawrence; and brother, Anthony Picker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Safford; and sisters, Geraldine and Mary Picker. Funeral service is 6 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Klaehn, Fahl, & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne (IN 46819), with visitation beginning at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana. www.klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on July 5, 2018
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Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home
6424 Winchester Road | Fort Wayne, IN 46819 | (260) 424-1525
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