Tanya L. Barlage, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Born July 2, 1939, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Douglas Keppler and Vera Denney Keppler. A graduate of Warsaw High School, she was employed with Sears for over 25 years, from which she retired.

She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and was actively involved in the quilting group and Christmas family project, and ran the food bank for Shambaugh Elementary School. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and Indy car racing.

She is survived by her children: Cynthia (Michael) Elsea, Susan A. Barlage, R. Denney (Pam) Barlage and Laura (Sean) Conley; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Trudy (Michael) Grose.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, John R. Barlage; and brothers, Ronald and Donald Keppler.

The funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Bethany United Methodist Church, 7715 Sunny Lane, Fort Wayne, with calling from 10 a.m. until the beginning of the service.

Calling will also be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne.

Burial will be at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

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Memorials to Bethany United Methodist Church.

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