Marianne Grubb, 81, peacefully departed Thursday morning in her garden home. A Fort Wayne native, she graduated from North Side High School. On September 27, 1959, she married Richard C. Grubb who was the love of her life. She was employed by Rudisill School as a Teachers Aide and the office of Pettigrew Reporting. She felt her most important role in life was that of wife, mother and grandmother. Her caring and kind nature touched the lives of many people. She was known for her love of books, flowers and Art Glass and enjoyed frequent compliments on her personal style and flair for home décor. She was proceeded in death by her husband and parents, Charles S. E. and Ida M. Cross.
Surviving are her sister, Barbra J. (James) Pettigrew; brother, Thomas S. E. (Kathy) Cross; son, Richard L. (Courtney) Grubb and three step-granddaughters; daughter, Diane K. (Ken) Gaby and grandson Kenneth Charles Gaby; and daughter Peggy Grubb and grandsons, Alexander T. and Benjamin C. Miller and one step-granddaughter.
A memorial service with calling at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville to be announced.
Memorials in her honor to be gifted to the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.
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