Mary Katherine Gebert, 97, North Manchester, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.
Born on April 29, 1922, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Charles and Rhoda (Cook) North.
She attended local schools and graduated from Larwill High School with the Class of 1941. She worked at Weatherhead, Columbia City; Al & D Grill, Pierceton; and Chamberlain Products, South Whitley, during her working career. She also enjoyed sewing, quilt making, and gardening in her free time.
Survivors include her children: Joan (Robert) Plew, Pierceton; Karen Mettler, Warsaw; Judy Phillips, Larwill; James (Bonnie) Mettler, Plant City, Fla.; and Dennis (Krista) Mettler, Pierceton; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; step-daughters: Barb Gibson, Kokomo; and Patty Bartow, Syracuse; several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; a sister: Betty Blain, Larwill; a sister-in-law: Ilene North, South Bend; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Bertis Ralph Gebert; brothers: Donald North, Phil North, Robert North, Gale North and twin brother, Richard North; sisters: Marjorie North and Martha Doepker; step-sons: Robert Gebert and Bertis Wayne Gebert; and son-in-law: Wayne Phillips.
Funeral services for Mary will be held at noon on Wednesday Dec. 4, at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, where friends may call two hours prior to service. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton. Memorial contributions in memory of Mary may be made to Passages, Inc.