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Mary J (Wilhelm) Neff

August 18, 1930 ~ October 30, 2022 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Mary Neff Obituary

Mary J. Neff, age 92, of Pleasant Lake, IN passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at The Laurels of Dekalb in Butler, IN.  Ms. Neff was born on August 18, 1930 in Bluffton, IN to Charles and Edith Emma (High) Wilhelm.  Mary graduated from Rock Creek High School in Bluffton, IN then continued her education at a college in Fort Wayne, IN to become a registered nurse.  She served patients as a nurse for 35 years.  Mary was employed at Dr. Shefferman's office in Hamilton, IN, Elmhurst Hospital, Dekalb Hospital, and Coldwater Hospital.  On August 11, 1951, she married Roger W. Neff at the Presbyterian Church in Bluffton, IN.  Mary belonged to Lady's Aid Club, Sugar and Spice Home EC Club, and Red Hat Society.  She enjoyed tending to her gardens and flowers.  Mary loved hummingbirds and cats.  She also valued her time spent with her family and loved ones.

Survivors include:
Son, Joe and Susan Neff of Ormond Beach, Florida.
Daughter, Kathy and Gary Lesh of Pleasant Lake, IN.
Daughter, Chris and Joe Rubino of Coldwater, MI.
Granddaughter, Kristen and Brian Fuhrmann of Valparaiso, IN.
Grandson, Jake and Darla Janasiak of LaPorte, IN.
Sister, Annie Prichard of Woodburn, IN.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, Roger W. Neff, step-mother, Miriam Wilhelm, and sisters Tish Grandlienard and Bonnie Wilhelm.  

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 12:00pm with calling 2 hours prior from 10:00am-12:00pm at Mt. Zion Methodist Church, 3365 South Golden Lake Road, Pleasant Lake, IN 46779.

Burial will take place following the service at Carter Cemetery.

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