L.Annabelle Bahler, 94

L. Annabelle Bahler, 94, formerly of Wabash, passed away at 2:20 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, in The Cedars in Leo. She was born to the late Dennis and Emma (Lavengood) Pottenger on Aug. 21, 1920 in Wabash.

Annie attended Wabash High School. She married Fred Bahler on April 20, 1963; he passed away on Sept. 29, 1980. She was a member of Washington Street Wesleyan Church of Wabash. She retired from Wabash County Hospital after 34 years.

Annie was a gifted artist, her beloved oil and watercolor paintings ranged from portraits to landscapes to old train depots. She was best known for her painting of historic landmarks in Wabash County, some of which are on display in public buildings in Wabash. In addition to her art, she enjoyed cooking, entertaining, reading, and corresponding with friends and family.

Annie is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Judith) Wolff, Fort Wayne; three grandchildren, Christian Wolff, Portland, Ore., Rick Wolff (Ann),Wheaton, Ill., and Angie Ogino (Scott Eads), Lagro; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Eugene Miller; grandson, Aaron; five brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, with Rev. Steve Hudson officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory in Marion. Visitation for family and friends will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Heartland Hospice, 1315 Directors Row, Suite 210, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808.

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Posted on 2014 Aug 26