Paula Dianne (Biddle) Gingerich, 73, Ligonier, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born on Dec. 4, 1946, the daughter of Norman Jack Biddle and JoAnn (Poyser) Tait in Wolf Lake. On Dec. 11, 1984, she married Larry B. Gingerich; he preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 2012.
She is survived by her children: Quentin Swihart, Ligonier; and Vikki (Phil) Feldman, Kimmell; grandchildren: Anthony Feldman, Skylar Feldman, Kristen Swihart and Shawn Swihart; siblings: Kenneth (Toby) Biddle, Rob Taite, Jody (Dave) Franklin and Timothy (Faye) Biddle. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; friend and partner: John Shoudel, in 2019; and brothers: Tom Taite and Mike Taite.
She was a member of the West Noble American Legion Auxiliary and also bartended there. She liked ceramics, crocheting and crafts of all kinds.
Family and friends will gather within the current mandate of 25 people at a time from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Yeager Funeral Home, Ligonier. A private cremation committal will take place at Legacy Cremation and Remembrance Center. Paula will be later be laid to rest at Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the West Noble American Legion Post #243 in Ligonier.
Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com.