Tracy L. Estep, 59, North Manchester, passed away March 5, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born in Warsaw Feb. 25, 1962 to Harold Richard and Elizabeth Parker (Edelman) Estep.
After graduating from Manchester High School in 1980, Tracy furthered her education by attending Ivy Tech where she received a CNA certificate. During the 1980s, Tracy worked at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester before beginning at Pathfinder Services Inc. in Wabash where she retired after twenty-five years of service.
Tracy enjoyed making beaded jewelry, relaxing on her deck with friends, listening to country music (especially Rascal Flatts), decorating, spray painting, and reading Amish Stories and anything by Beverly Lewis, Beth Wiseman and Wanda Brunstetter. On Sundays after attending Laketon Wesleyan Church, where she was a member, Tracy loved to cuddle on the couch with her cat, Carly Sue and watch the Pittsburgh Steelers. She would often go to garage sales, thrift shops and flea markets. Tracy loved anything with history or a story to it and especially liked listening to 105.9 The Bash. She also relished in her time baking, cooking, and making Christmas candy and cookies. Finally, Tracy was very fond of ladybugs; they had a special meaning to her.
The loving memory of Tracy L. Estep will be forever cherished by her mother, Elizabeth Parker Estep, North Manchester; daughters: Sarah Estep, Elkhart; and Jennifer (Fredrick) Burnett, South Bend; brother, Roy (Marsha) Estep, Warsaw; and sisters: Peggy Newcomer, Wabash; Susan (Ron) Bashore, Warsaw; Donna Krider, South Whitley; and TyAnn Estep, North Manchester. Tracy was preceded in death by her father, Harold Richard Estep; niece Heather Hobbs; and her favorite cat, Curly Sue.
Family and friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 11, with calling beginning at 5 p.m. at McKee Mortuary. Pastor Josh Warren will officiate.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Tracy L. Estep, a love offering may be made to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana, to assist with final expenses.
The family of Tracy L. Estep has entrusted McKee Mortuary with final arrangements.