Mary D. Ettinger, 88 of Warsaw, Indiana passed away Sunday April 30, 2017 at 10:10 p.m. at Millers Merry Manor, Warsaw. She was born on October 22, 1928 to Wilby Bruce and Margaret Nell (Floyd) Nichols in Beaver Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
She graduated from Pulaski High School, a BA from Manchester College and a MS from St. Francis College.
She was a past president of Zerelda Reading Club and Kosciusko County Historical Society. She was a Board and Charter member of the Kosciusko County Historical Society and a member of the IRTA, Lakeland Community Concerts, First United Methodist Church, Senior Saints, United Methodist Women, Bible School Director, Stephen Ministries, AAUW and was a past DAR Regent. She also volunteered for KCH mobile meals, Genealogy Library, CASA and the Warsaw Public Library. Mary also was an author of several Genealogy books. In 2013 she was named “Warsaw Woman of the Year”.
Mary was a retired art instructor for 29 years in the Warsaw Community Schools. She enjoyed family, volunteering, traveling, bridge and cross stitching.
Mary is survived by her 4 children, Martha Jane (spouse David) Tibbets of Elkhart, Betty Jo Thompson of Mentone, Nancy Ann (Brian) Tonks of Rigby, Idaho and John William (spouse Debbie) Ettinger of Warsaw. 12 grandchildren, Steven (spouse Julie) Tibbets, Julia Tibbets, Laura Tibbets, Kyle (spouse Kari) Thompson, Cale (spouse Beth) Thompson, Paul (spouse Kellie) Tonks, Nathan (spouse Emily) Tonks, Joseph Tonks, Lydia (spouse Tyler) Whitworth, Dylan Ettinger, Miranda Ettinger and Marcella Ettinger.
15 great grandchildren, Timothy Schlosser, Conner Tonks, Ian, Isaac, Mercedes, Makenzie, Rylee, Madison and Carter Thompson, Addison, Clark, Kaylee and Emma Whitworth, Zachary and Vera Rose Tibbets. She is preceded by her parents, 3 sisters,1 brother and a son in law Duane Thompson (April 26, 2017)
Visitation will be on Thursday May 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
A Funeral Service will also be held on Thursday May 4,2017 at 11:30 a.m. at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw with Chaplain Bob Jarboe officiating.
The family is requesting that memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church, 179 S. Indiana St., Warsaw, Indiana 46580 or Harbor Light Hospice, 1608 E. Day Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545
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