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Donnabel (Loveless) Scheerer

December 10, 1924 ~ May 23, 2018 (age 93)

Donnabel Scheerer, 93, of Auburn, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the home of her daughter, Rebecca Rogers, in Auburn.

Donnabel was born Dec. 10, 1924, in Fort Wayne to the late Roy Berten and Mae Aretta (Fernbaugh) Loveless.

She received a B.S. degree in Bible Study from the Jerry Falwell Institute at Liberty University.

Donnabel started working at the Fort Wayne Public Library and later for Phelps Dodge in Fort Wayne, General Electric, Brotherhood Mutual, Grimm & Grimm Attorneys at Law, Higgins & Swift Attorneys at Law, for Dr. Sharp at I.P.F.W. and in the forensic unit at Logansport State Hospital, where she later retired.

She married Alvin Paul Scheerer on Aug. 5, 1972, in Butler, and he passed away Feb. 29, 2016.

She was a member and taught Sunday school at the Auburn Church of the Nazarene. She also was a member of the Business Professional Women’s Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, Gideons International, Professional Secretaries Association, Republican Women’s Club, Entre Nous Book Club and the Rose Society in Logansport.

Surviving are three daughters, Cherry May Ambrose of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Lucinda Elizabeth (Mitch) Miller of Fort Wayne, and Rebecca Joann (Ed) Rogers of Auburn; daughter-in-law, Karen Walker of Auburn; stepchildren, Dean (Debbie) Sheerer of Avon and Deborah Scheerer of Greenwood; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and three half-sisters, Ann Mast of Kimmel, Martha Daas of Fort Wayne and Jennifer Parks of Fort Wayne.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Daniel O’Deal Walker; stepdaughter, Bev O’Neill; son-in-law, Steve Graff; granddaughter, Rebecca Harkins; stepgranddaughter, Shawn Wright; and a brother, Paul Leroy Loveless.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Auburn Church of the Nazarene, 2301 Main St., Auburn, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. Saturday prior to the service at the church. The Rev. Doug Thomas will be officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn.

Visitation also will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn.

Memorials may be directed to the Auburn Church of the Nazarene, Gideons International, or Daughters of the American Revolution.

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