Marcille Ranstead, 92

Marcille L. Ranstead, 92, Wabash, passed away at 2:55 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at Bickford Cottage Healthcare, Wabash. She was born to the late Marshall and Rena Mae (Metzger) Beigh on July 23, 1921 in North Manchester. 

Marcille was a 1939 graduate of Silver Lake High School. She married Gene A. Ranstead on April 12, 1941; he survives. She was a homemaker to her family. She was a member of Peoria Church in Peru, Indiana. Marcille enjoyed gardening, fishing, cooking and being with her family.

She is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Sharon) Tucker, Wabash; eight grandchildren, Lynn Proebstle, Lagro; Mrs. Joel (Julie) Thurman, Noblesville, Cynthia McDonald, Wabash, Matthew Christman (Kim), Markle, Angela Hawkins, Peru, Melinda Hults, Peru, Mark Hults (Dena), Wabash, and Christopher Hults (Alisha), Peru; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, daughter, brother and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Brian Daniels officiating the service. Burial will be at a later date in Breman Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are directed to Shriners Children Hospital, 2211 N. Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60707 or Peoria Church,5575 E. 325 S., Peru, Indiana 46970.

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Posted on 2014 May 12