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Obituary for Maribelle Scott Severine

Maribelle Scott Severine, 91, passed away from natural causes April 24, 2020 at the Towne House in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Tekamah, NE January 21, 1929 to David Clark and Dorothy (Thompson) Scott. On August 21, 1949 she married the love of her life, Rodney G. in Tekamah. They were married nearly 70 years before Rod’s death in June 2019. Maribelle attended Wayne State Teachers College in Crete, NE and then taught school before starting their family. After her children were older, she worked part-time as a First Presbyterian Church preschool teacher. She also volunteered with several organizations. In the years before she lost her sight, she was a seamstress, quilter, and crafter, blessing her family with hand-made items. Maribelle was also known for her delicious cookies, baking for every holiday and special occasions. She was a Jubilee member of First Presbyterian Church. She is survived by daughters Sara S. (Dennis) Cowley and Patricia S. (Butch) Pine, both of Ft Wayne; daughter-in-law Lynn Severine; sisters Priscilla Holm and Suzanne (Walter) Mader; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the caring staff of the Towne House and Heartland Hospice. Maribelle was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney and son, Scott. There will be a private memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heartland Hospice or BHI Foundation COVID Employee Support, designating The Towne House as the recipient To sign the online guestbook, go to