Mary L Nist, 80, of Fort Wayne, died peacefully at home, November 6, 2020. Mary was born June 8, 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio and was the daughter of the late Harold and Lauretta Holmes. She married the love of her life, Richard Joseph Nist, in 1961 and enjoyed 47 years together celebrating and sharing their faith and love. Mary was a resident of StoryPoint Fort Wayne and recently celebrated the marriage of her granddaughter and new grandson while surrounded by family and friends. The party lasted into the late hours and she danced and celebrated with the best of us! She lived in many places but always found friends who more often than not became family. Mary enjoyed shopping, a glass wine (or two), and welcomed everyone with a smile. However, the joy of her life was her children and grandchildren. Mary is survived by her children; Cheryl (Craig) Klinker of Fort Wayne, IN, Kim (Chris) Chubbuck of Macedonia, OH, Scott (Michelle) Nist of Hartland, MI and Michelle (Jason) Moorman of Brentwood, CA; grandchildren, Lindsay Klinker, Chelsea (Theodore) Huff, Joey and Cassidy Klinker, Tyler, Zachary and Hunter Chubbuck, Alexandr, Max, Grayce and Katy Nist, Brinley, Trevor and Caleb Moorman; brothers, Tom (Heidi) Holmes and Ted (Judy) Holmes; sisters, Ruth (Bill) Bielek and Theresa (Joe) Parente and many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her devoted husband Richard Joseph Nist, daughter, Diana Mary Nist and brother, Fr. Jack Holmes. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 am, Friday, November 13, 2020 at Saint Vincent Catholic Church, 1502 Wallen Rd with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 12, 2020, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, with the rosary recited at 3:30 pm. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Oratory of St. Mary Magdalene or St Jude Children's Hospital To sign the online guest book, go to www.divinemercyfuneralhome.com.
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