ELKHART — Imogene J. Cressler, 88, passed away at Elkhart General Hospital on Monday at 8:44 p.m.
She was born in Elkhart on July 26, 1924 to the late James and Dorothy (Sharkey) Rowe.
She later married Willard E. Cressler on Jan. 18, 1947, in Elkhart, where he passed away in May of 2011. Also preceding Imogene in death is a son, Billy Cressler, and several brothers and sisters.
Surviving are her four daughters, Diana L. Smoot of Ocala, Fla., Cathy A. (Bob) Jarvis of Venice, Fla., Laura K. Abbot and Lisa C. (Michael) Richardson, both of Elkhart; three sisters; two brothers; four grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.
In accordance with her wishes, Imogene has been cremated and a memorial visitation has been scheduled for today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Billings Funeral Home of Elkhart.
A private family burial will take place at Plum Grove Cemetery in Union, Mich. at a later date.
Imogene worked many years at Nickel’s Bakery of Elkhart and was a longtime volunteer at the Humane Society of Elkhart County. She was an avid animal lover.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be given to the Humane Society of Elkhart County or to the Second Chance Small Dog Rescue, 821 E. Lusher Ave., Elkhart, IN 46517. Memorial donations may be given to the church, the Humane Society of Elkhart.
Online condolences can reach the family at www.billingsfuneralhome.com.