Nila D. Fawcett, 100

Nila D. Fawcett, 100, North Manchester, died at 7:05 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born Sept. 1, 1914, in Petroleum, Ind., to Lewis & Chella (Schooley) Burgess.  On June 2, 1940 she married Paul W. Fawcett.  He died November 25, 1990.

She graduated from Petroleum High School, Petroleum.  She was a homemaker and employed with Controls Corporation of America for 10 years and was co-owner with her husband of several eating establishments thru the years. 

Survivors include two sons, Larry (Karen) Fawcett, North Manchester, and Bob (Karen) Fawcett, North Manchester; a daughter, Paula (Frank) Mossberger, Tuscon, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A son, Allen, died in October 1994.

Family and friends may call Thursday, February 5, 2015 1-3 p.m. at Peabody Chapel, 400 W. Seventh St., North Manchester, and 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 West, North Manchester.  Service at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2015 at McKee Mortuary.  Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate.

Burial will be at a later date in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. 

Those who wish to honor the memory of Nila D. Fawcett, may make memorial contributions to Peabody Retirement Community, Physical Therapy Dept., 400 West Seventh Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.

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Posted on 2015 Feb 03