Mary Keppel, 102

Mary Adelene Keppel, 102, of North Manchester, died at 12:05 a.m., Jan. 27, 2019, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center in North Manchester.

She was born Sept. 12, 1916, in Wabash County, to Pressley E. and Hazel Marie (Lytle) Brown.

Mary was a 1934 graduate of Linlawn High School. She married Charles Robert Keppel in Wabash on Oct. 27, 1934; he died April 11, 1994.

Mary was a homemaker. She was a member of the Wabash First United Methodist Church since 1972, the United Methodist Women, and a longtime member of the Southside Evangelical United Brethren Church. She had lived at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester since 2007, before moving to Timbercrest Senior Living Community.

She is survived by her son, Charles Philip (Nancy) Keppel of Roanoke; four grandchildren, Christine (Jim Snodgrass) Curless of Marion, Lorri (Greg) Miller of Andrews, Corey (Anita) Keppel of Monroeville, and Carey Keppel of Fort Wayne; five great-grandchildren, Maggi Easterday of Roann, Liza Miller of Andrews, Ryan Curless of Anderson, Indiana, and Brenna and Thomson Keppel, both of Monroeville, and two great-great-grandchildren, Megan and Mason Easterday, both of Roann; her sister, Martha Jane Young of Logansport; and brother, Glenn (Marlyn) Brown of Wabash.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Carter, son-in-law, Gerald Carter, her granddaughter, Cammie Walburn, great-granddaughter, Briannon Curless, and her sister, Minerva Dillman.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with David Phillips and Darrell Weigelt officiating . Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery.

Friends may call 12 - 2 pm, Saturday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is United Methodist Women.

The memorial guest book for Mary may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Jan 30