Obituaries » Phyllis Shearer (Burroughs)

April 16, 1929 - September 11, 2019

Funeral Service Date
September 14, 2019
Funeral Service Time
11:00 am

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Phyllis Shearer, 90, of Fort Wayne passed away peacefully at 12 pm, September 11, 2019 at The Heritage of Fort Wayne, surrounded by her loving family. She resided at The Heritage of Fort Wayne and Visiting Nurses also provided care for the last month of her life. Phyllis was born April 16, 1929 in Plymouth, Indiana and was raised there along with her sister and two brothers. She was the daughter of the late Ora and Helen Burroughs. She was a graduate of Plymouth High School, Class of 1947 and then attended nursing school in South Bend, IN. Phyllis married the love of her life, Dewey Shearer on June 27, 1948. They moved to Bloomington IN, where Dewey attended Indiana University. Upon graduation, they moved to Frankfort, IN where he began a new job as manager of a Firestone Store. A year later, Dewey was offered a position at a larger Firestone store in Marion, IN, where they raised their three children. Phyllis and Dewey later enjoyed time at Lake Webster and Florida in the winter. Years later, they relocated to Fort Wayne to be closer to their daughter and son, along with the grandchildren. They enjoyed attending their grandchildren’s activities in Fort Wayne and Plano, Texas. Phyllis enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, reading, gardening, sewing and completing crossword puzzles as well as sudoku. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Phyllis is survived by her children Victoria (Ray) Sims of Fort Wayne, IN, Steven (Ginger) Shearer of Plano, TX and Gary (Laura) Shearer of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Ryan (Shea) Sims, Jonathan Sims, Parker, Amanda, Colton and Madison Shearer; brother, John Burroughs. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Shearer, brother, Albert “Bud” Burroughs, sister, Virginia Aker. Funeral Service will be 11:00 am, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2417 Getz Rd. Fort Wayne, IN with calling from 9am to 11 am. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Foundation To sign the online guest book, go to

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

Visitation Date

Visitation Time

Funeral Service Information:

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Address: 2417 Getz Rd Fort Wayne Indiana, 46804

Service Notes: calling two hours prior at church

Funeral Service Date

September 14, 2019

Funeral Service Time

11:00 am

Additional Info

calling two hours prior at church

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