|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1929|
St. Joseph County
|Death: ||Aug. 6, 2013|
Goshen (Elkhart County)
NAPPANEE — Mary Jeanette Bigler, 83, of Nappanee, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Goshen IU Health after a battle with cancer.
She had been a patient there since Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.
She was born Oct. 11, 1929, in South Bend to Charley and Wilma Lovetta (Hamsher) Welty.
She lived her lifetime in this area. She was a 1947 graduate of Nappanee High School.
On Sept. 2, 1951, she married Gerald Eugene Bigler in Nappanee. He preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 2003.
Mrs. Bigler had been a telephone operator and had also worked at State Bank and Metzler Shoes.
She was a member of Nappanee United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Rebekah Circle, served on the communion committee and volunteered in the thrift shop. She also played in a bridge club.
Surviving are her children, Dr. Elaine (Rob) Bigler-Schmeltz of Syracuse; Jerry L. (Debra) Bigler of Rockwall, Texas, and Ronald J. (Jennifer) Bigler of Colleyville, Texas; seven grandchildren, Heather, Zachary and Jeremy Bigler, Bauer and Aubrey Schmeltz, and Maxwell and Camden Bigler; and two great grandchildren, Ryan and Tyler Bigler.
Family and friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee and for one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service, Saturday, Aug. 10, at Nappanee, United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jim Davidson will officiate assisted by the Rev. Janet McFall-Brown. Burial will be in Union Center East Cemetery.
Charley Welty (1884 - 1944)
Wilma Lovetta Hamsher Welty (1901 - 1981)
Gerald Eugene Bigler (1925 - 2003)
Union Center East Cemetery
Created by: Shirley Cates Teal
Record added: Aug 08, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115100747