Neva June Slabaugh, 85, Plymouth, died at 12:23 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 at Elkhart Hospice House.
She was born Dec. 3, 1933, in Marshall County to Raymond and Alma (Culp) Hochstetler. She was a 1952 Bremen High School graduate. She was a lifetime area resident; she had lived in Sarasota for 17 years and returned to Northern Indiana in 1987. She married Arlen Slabaugh in September of 1955 in Bremen.
She was a Switch Board Operator at Coppes and ran the B & K Root Beer Stand before moving to Florida. She enjoyed working with antiques and specialized in hanging lamps. She attended Plymouth Wesleyan Church. She was an incredible seamstress and enjoyed sewing and quilting. She also enjoyed going to garage sales and auctions.
She is survived by her husband, Arlen Slabaugh, Plymouth; granddaughter, Lela Crawford-Benson (Alex) Elkhart; great-grandchildren, Avelynn, Ella, Remington, and Xander; brothers, Dale Hochstetler, Nappanee and Junior (Sharon) Hochstetler, North Carolina; sisters-in-law, Bertha “Bert” Hochstetler, Bremen, and Donna Reamer, Dunlap.
She was preceded in death by her children, Clinton Slabaugh, Lisa Slabaugh, and Gina Slabaugh; brothers, Howard and Lester Hochstetler; and sister, Carol Hochstetler.
Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee and one hour prior to the 2 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Sept. 1, also at the funeral home. Pastor Jeffery Cooper will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Center Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Elkhart Hospice House or Alzheimer’s Association.