Mary Naomi Tuttle, age 91, of Warsaw, Indiana passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8:45 AM in Grace Village Healthcare, Winona Lake, IN. She was born August 24, 1923 in Wabash County, IN to Joseph H. and Effie C. (Ulrey) Studebaker.
She was united in marriage to Richard Gordon Tuttle on June 3, 1945 in South Whitley, IN and had 67 years of marriage. Gordon preceded her September 30, 2012. She was a graduate of Larwill High School, class of 1941 and Wayne University of Beauty Culture College, Fort Wayne in 1942.
She formerly operated a Beauty Salon in Larwill, IN and worked on the family farm for 40 years.
She was a Sunday School teacher for several years at Morris Chapel United Methodist Church where she also played the organ and piano for church services and organized funeral dinners. She was a former 4-H Leader for Kosciusko County 4-H and led the Pierceton Girls 4-H. In addition, she was a member of Gideons International. She loved music and was an avid gardener.
Survivors include her daughters Carol Whitesell of Warsaw, IN and Jayne St. Marie and husband James Mondello of Palm Beach, FL; a son James and wife Virginia Tuttle of Rochester Hill, MI; grandchildren Richard and Alec Prentice, Michael, Jenny, Adam and Jackie Whitesell, Kristie Breitwieser, Lori Price and Paula Olson. Five great grandchildren also survive. Her husband, and brothers Junior, Paul and Donald Studebaker preceded her.
Calling hours are scheduled from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the Funeral Chapel. Chaplain Bob Jarboe will officiate. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Memorials may be made to:
Memorial Bible Chairman
P.O. Box 766
Winona Lake, IN 46590-0766