Mary Ann Keppel, 87

Mary Ann Keppel, 87, of Wabash passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at her home. She was born on Nov. 27, 1931 in Wabash to John W. and Anna M. (Bidwell) Coburn.

She was a lifetime resident of Wabash and graduated from Chippewa High School in Wabash. She was married on Dec. 15, 1955 at the Roann 1st Brethren Church in Roann to Paul Albert Keppel who preceded her in death on April 23, 2004 and retired as full time homemaker.

She was a member of the Wabash Alliance Church where she taught Sunday school for 30+ years.
She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Keppel-Bickford, of Wabash and her son, Jon Paul Keppel, of Wabash; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Keppel-Denton of Pierceton, Katy Bickford of Fort Wayne, Jon Paul Keppel II of Wabash, and David Zintsmaster of North Manchester; eight great-grandchildren – Chad Paul Keppel, Haylei Ann Denton, Logan John Michael Denton, Joseph Allen Hall, Atom Xavier Keppel, Dairish Zintsmaster, Isla Zintsmaster, and Iroh Zintsmaster.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, Bernice Coburn-Niccum, Jeanne Coburn-Sellers, and Helen Coburn-Paullus; 7 brothers, Ed, Robert, Kenneth, Max, John Jr., William, & Gary Lee Coburn; and grandson John Robert Denton.

Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd. 15, Warsaw, IN. A Celebration of Life gathering will take place from 1:00-6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at the home of her daughter, Teresa Keppel-Bickford, 627 N. 150 W., Wabash, IN

Preferred memorials may be given to Samaritan’s Purse / Donor Ministries, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. To send condolences to the family in memory of Mary Ann Keppel, please visit

Posted on 2019 Sep 17