Marcella Jean (Haupert) Wilson, 95, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.
She was born Jan. 8, 1924, in Wabash, to Ora and Faye (Hubbard) Haupert. She and her future husband, DeVon, were baptized on the same day on April 16, 1935.
She graduated from Urbana High School in 1942 and Manchester College in 1946 with a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics. She taught Home Economics, P.E. and English in the Metro School District for 19 years, first at Roann High School and then Southwood High School.
She married her childhood sweetheart, DeVon Wilson, on June 12, 1945, and in 2019, they celebrated their 74th anniversary.
She was an excellent mother, pianist, organist, cook and seamstress. She was a faithful and lifelong member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ in Wabash, where she played the piano and organ for many years. Her faith was very important to her and she tried to live a life that honored Christ. She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood for 63 years. She traveled to the Bahamas, Caymans, Mexico, Jamaica, South Korea, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
She is survived by her husband: DeVon; two children: Dr. Rebecca Wilson, Mishawaka; and Brent (Eleanore) Wilson, McCordsville; and a son-in-law: Ralph Frank, Wabash. She loved her six grandchildren: Peter Frank, Wilmington, N.C.; Jason (Karen) Frank, Sevierville, Tenn.; Dr. Chad (Molly) Wilson, Noblesville; Kara (Dan) Shipman, Carmel; Abbi (Steve) Yap, Fairfield, Conn.; and Amanda Wilson, Lexington, Ky.; and her seven great-grandchildren: Maya Wilson, Isabel Shipman, Mason Shipman, Calvin Frank, Levi Frank, Logan Yap and Devon Yap.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter: Cheri.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Ken Goble officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bachelor Creek Church of Christ or the Red Cross.