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Lavelle Essex

Lavelle J. Essex (Stearns)

Wednesday, February 22nd, 1933 - Saturday, December 21st, 2019
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Obituary

Lavelle J. Essex, 86, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019 at her home in Fort Wayne surrounded by her family. She was born in Indianapolis, IN to the late James Stearns and Leona Krieg. Lavelle worked 36 years for GTE as a telephone operator. She was an active member of Fort Wayne Metaphysical Chapel and the South Side High School Alumni Association. Lavelle is survived by her children, Pamela Gates of Merrillville, IN, Donald Essex of Fort Wayne, and Glenna Essex of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glenn E. Essex; second husband, Jack Disler; daughter, Diana Essex; and brother, Donald Stearns. Service is 2:00 pm, Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 6557 N. Clinton St., with calling 2 hours prior beginning at 12:00 pm. Memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Metaphysical Chapel. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.fairhavenfortwayne.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services
    Address
    6557 N Clinton Street
    Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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  • Service

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services
    Address
    6557 N Clinton Street
    Fort Wayne, IN 46825
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Chris Knight

Posted at 10:29pm
Sending prayers for peace and comfort to Lavelle's family. I worked with Lavelle for many years at Glenbrook. She was always cheerful and smiling, a very sweet lady. Many good memories...

Chris Knight

Kay Mcdaniel

Posted at 10:02pm
Oh LaVelle, how you will be missed! Now you can be with your one true love, I know my dad was right there waiting for you! Thank you for ALL you did for my dad and his family. I'll never forget you, nor stop wishing you had been my mom! In my heart you are. RIP, I love you! My condolences to the whole Essex family. Thank you for sharing her with all of us.
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