Mary Katherine Gebert, age 97 of North Manchester, IN, passed away at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 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.
Mary 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. Mary also enjoyed sewing, quilt making, and gardening in her free time.
Survivors include her children, Joan (Robert) Plew of Pierceton, Karen Mettler of Warsaw, Judy Phillips of Larwill, James (Bonnie) Mettler of Plant City, FL and Dennis (Krista) Mettler of Pierceton, IN; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; step-daughters Barb Gibson of Kokomo, IN and Patty Bartow of Syracuse, IN; Several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Blain of Larwill; sister-in-law Ilene North of South Bend, IN; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; 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 12:00 pm on Wednesday December 4, 2019 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. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send her family condolences online.
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Our Beloved Grandma, Rest In Peace.
May the Lord bless & comfort your family during your loss. Al & Elaine Plew
Mother (Virginia Deutsch Owen) often spoke of Mary. My condolences to her family. May God grant you comfort and peace.
My Aunt Mary...mother, sister, keeper of secrets, protector. You are at peace now, rest.
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
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