Frances Kaye Shine, the mother of Allen County GOP Chairman Steve Shine, died Saturday at Lutheran Hospital.
She was 94.
Born in Fort Wayne on Dec. 6, 1918, Shine worked throughout her life for the blind and disabled. In recent years, she was recognized with a lifetime achievement award for decades of charitable work and leadership at the Allen County League for the Blind and Disabled.
She is survived by four sons, Robert of Laramie, Wyoming; Thomas of Carmel; and Larry and Steve, both of Fort Wayne.
Private graveside services will be held at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, with the Rabbi Javier Cattapan officiating. Arrangements were made by Klaehn, Fahl and Melton Funeral Homes, 420 W. Wayne St.
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