Mary Elizabeth Voors, 98, of Fort Wayne died Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Parkview Hospital Hospice, Fort Wayne, IN. Mary was born on May 3, 1923 in Fort Wayne. Mary loved her family, her Catholic faith, and anything sweet to eat; she was always willing to share a smile and conversation with anyone. Born the same year in which the U.S. Attorney General gave women of America the legal green light to wear slacks anywhere they wished - even in public - Mary saw many changes in her lifetime. She also claimed to be the reason chipmunks are prevalent in Indiana, having brought one back to Fort Wayne in her purse while on a train trip from Wisconsin. She was an active participant in church life and participated in many volunteer activities including the USO during World War II, the charismatic movement, and the Pro-Life movement. After the death of her husband, Charley, Mary joined the Widows of Prayer, a religious apostolate of the Catholic Church, meeting, praying and working together for mutual support and common prayer for the Catholic Church and its leaders. She was awarded the Citizen of Two Worlds honor at a Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony in 2016, which recognized her unselfish service to the community and to the church. Mary is survived by her children Chuck (Pam), Bob (Pat), Father Dave, Mary R. (Laura Coon), Suzie (Bob) Jesse, Jerry (Carin); daughter-in-law Deb ; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles L, father, Walter Metker, mother Elizabeth (Masbaum) Metker, and her son Bill. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am, Saturday, June 12 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church 10700 Aboite Center Rd, with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Friday, June 11, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm with a rosary at 3:30 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery. Special thanks to St. Anne's Retirement Home and Parkview Hospice for all their love and care. Memorial contributions may be made to Women's Care Center of Fort Wayne (<www.supportwomenscarecenter.org>) or Widows of Prayer (<https://widowsofprayer.org/donate>)
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