LAURIE ANN (REXROTH) KIRKWOOD, 55, formerly of Coving ton, Ky., went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Fort Wayne on Jan. 16, 1963 and recently returned to be near family. She was a 1981 graduate of Paul Harding High School. Her 27 year career at Delta Airlines allowed her to travel the world with her beloved significant other, Matt Griffith. She is survived by her mother, Mary Ellen (Mickey) Rexroth; brothers, Keith Rexroth (Jim Gillenwater) of Las Vegas, Nev., and Neil (Heidy) Rexroth of Ossian; sisters, Karen Rexroth of Fort Wayne, Nancy Young of Rural Hall, North Carolina and Linda Cottrell of Atlanta, Ga.; nephews, Scott (Nicole) Rexroth and Nathan Cottrell; niece, Natalie Cottrell; and great niece, Maleena; and great nephews Alex, Logan and Corbin Rexroth. She also leaves behind special friends, Beth Bridge, Deb (Mike) Densel, Dawn (Mark) Jegerlehner, Mitzi (Jim) Johnson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins who were very special to her. She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Rexroth. A Celebration of Life is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at Divine Mercy, 3500 Lake Ave., with a memorial at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org
Published by Fort Wayne Newspapers on Sep. 19, 2018.