Melissa J. DeVore, 49

Melissa  J. DeVore, 49, of Wabash, died at 9:15 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at her home. 

She was born July 2, 1966, in Celina, Ohio to Jim and Nancy (Emans) Art.

Melissa was a 1984 graduate of Harding High School and received her associate’s degree from Ivy Tech, both of Fort Wayne.  She married Mike J. DeVore in Wabash on Aug. 25, 1990.  She was a LPN at Vernon Manor Children's Home, Millers Merry Manor East, and Community Care, all of Wabash.  

Melissa was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Wabash, and was a Sunday school teacher.  She was also a life member of the Howard County Vietnam Veterans Organization.  She enjoyed crocheting, cross-stitching and spending time with her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her husband, Mike J. DeVore of Wabash; parents, Jim and Nancy Art, of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Brittany (Jerry) Swinehart of North Manchester, and Elizabeth DeVore of Indianapolis, Indiana, four grandchildren, Evan Cornett, Angelicia Anderson, Zaarik DeVore, and Oryne Swinehart all of North Manchester, six brothers, Thad (Stacy) Art of Garrett, Nathan (Kathy) Art, Jeremy Art, and Jason (Ann) Art, all of Fort Wayne, Josh (Tracy) Art of New Haven, and Luke (Delanie) Art of Harlan,  sister, Elizabeth (Don) Brecht of Lima, Ohio. 

She was preceded in death by her son, David Michael DeVore.

Funeral services were, Monday, May 16, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church, 173 Hale Drive, Wabash, with Pastor Jeremy Yeadon officiating.  Visitation was Sunday, May 15 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.

Preferred memorials are Positive Resource Center in Fort Wayne or SIDS Research.

The memorial guest book for Melissa  may be signed at

Posted on 2016 May 17