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“I still remember taking you to see Santa when you where about five and I was about sixteen. Of all the memories I have of you, this is the one I...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Kimberly - Ballwin, MO

“We'll be two wild horses, running the open plains so wild and free. We'll kiss as two sea horses dancing, at the bottom of the sea. We'll be two...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Richard S. Woodward - FORT WAYNE, IN

“Valerie, I met through Richard Woodward. She invited me into her home as if she knew me all my life. I will always remember her kindness and soft...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Troy McCullough - Fort Wayne, IN

“Matt, this message is for you. I remember what a bond you and your mother had and i know how much you loved each other. I know she fought hard to...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Judy Nancarrow - Fort Wayne, IN

“How many times have I run into Valerie and asked how you were doing, Mary? So many...especially at the fall craft bazaars! I was even blessed to...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Sandi & Dick Greene - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am so sorry for your loss.I had the privilege of meeting Valerie two years ago and helped her with her funeral planning. What a remarkable woman! ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Mona Lane

“My thoughts and prayers are to your family and love ones. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Moore - Winona Lake, IN

“Being out of town and not reading the papers for a few days, I found out today about Valerie. I always liked Valerie and felt like she was a part of...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Bill Oswalt - Huntington, IN

“You will be missed, prayers to the family. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Yale and Sandra Jenkins - Camden, MI

“Valerie Valerie, may you be with God now. You will always be in our hearts. We will always remember your laugh at Mary's kitchen table. You raised...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Sandi Deckard - Fort Wayne, IN

“Im praying for you n the family. Love yall ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Amy goza (carroll) - jonesboro, AR

“Thank you for helping Matthew become the wonderful young man he is today. Rest in peace Val. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Sara Thena Fischer - Mission, TX

“For the short time that I knew her, she showed me how to live and love like there is no tomorrow. Val will forever be in my heart. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Michelle Till - Fort Wayne, IN

“Val showed uncommon strength in raising my grandson. We will miss her greatly. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Brian and ElaineThena - Easley, SC


Valerie Addis- Thena , 41, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Valerie worked as a manager with Clothing Retail and Fast Food for years. She was a volunteer parent for New Haven High School Band. Surviving are her son, Matthew B.W. Thena of Fort Wayne; mother, Mary Lynn (Harry) Fultz of New Haven, IN; partner in life, Richard Woodward of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, Barry (Linda) Fultz of Fort Wayne, IN. and Andrew (Carolyn) Fultz of Angola, IN; Sisters, Rachel M. Addis and Joni (Jeff) Jones both of Fort Wayne, IN and Kathy Bowley of New Haven, IN; 7 cousins, 11 nieces and nephews and many aunts and uncles; friends, Cecilia Duron of San Antonio, TX and Tina Tarr of New Haven, IN and many other friends that loved her. Valerie was preceded in death by her father, B. Steven Addis. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, 7:00 pm, February 12, 2013 at - D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue with visitation 2 hours prior. Rev Mike Kelly officiating. Memorials may be made to the Family or I.O.P.O. Indiana Organ Procurement. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.