FORT WAYNE, Indiana — Claudia Ruth Pelz, 89, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017.

Born in Hancock County, Ohio, she was a daughter to the late Clyde Manford Chilson and Blanche Ruth (McDaniel) Chilson.

Survivors include:

Husband — Bill Pelz Sr.

Children — Rick and Bill Wren, Tona Bridenbaugh, Penny and Colby Lancaster, Kathy Stewart, Leta Winchester, Marla Bergman and Bill Pelz Jr. She was preceded in death by three sons, Jerry Pridemore and John and Matt Lancaster.

Funeral service is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at Covington Memorial Gardens, 8408 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana, with calling two hours prior. She will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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