ELKHART — Edith M. “Marcele” Phelps, 100, passed away at Greenleaf Health Campus Wednesday.
She was born Dec. 11, 1912, to Chauncy E. and Olive Dunafin in Wolcottville in LaGrange County and grew up on a farm.
She married Raymond Fields, June 29, 1940. He died Sept. 21, 1952.
She later married Harold L. Phelps April 10, 1958. He died Dec. 20, 1989.
Marcele is survived by a stepdaughter, Janet (Jerry) Scoville, Elkhart; grandson, Jeffrey L. Scoville, Elkhart; and nephews, John Gold of Elkhart and Stephen K. (Jackie) Dunafin of Galien, Mich.; nieces, Nancy J. (Thomas) Deckard of Vicksburg, Mich., Dorothy Daum of Elkhart, Mickey Chandler of Angola, Billie Dohse of Elkhart and many more nieces and nephews.
Marcele was preceded in death by a grandson, James L. Scoville; stepson, Larry G. Phelps; sister, Clara Berry; brothers, Jerry Dunafin, Max Rice and Charles Dunafin; niece, Norma Gold; and sister-in-law, Helen Dunafin.
She retired from Whitehall Pharmaceutical in 1974 and spent many years in St. Cloud, Fla. before retiring home to Elkhart.
Marcele was deeply loved by family and had many friends. She loved playing card games and dominoes and was an avid reader and a wonderful cook.
Her family wishes to thank Greenleaf Health Campus and Harbor Light Hospice for their wonderful loving care.
Friends may call one hour prior to the 1 p.m. service Saturday at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart. The Rev. John Hogsett will officiate.
Burial will follow at Prairie Street Cemetery in Elkhart.
Memorial contributions may be given to Harbor Light Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choice in her honor.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com.