Jon Nearhouse, 71

Jon Charles Nearhouse, 71, of rural Wabash, died at 2:50 a.m., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. 

He was born Dec. 30, 1944, in Wabash, to Charles Franklin and Betty Marie  (Jenks) Nearhouse.

Jon was a 1964 graduate of Wabash High School.  He married Betty Jean Riddle in Wabash on Feb. 14, 1964; she died Oct. 15, 2012.  He worked at Ford Meter Box in Wabash for 40 years, retiring in 2010.  Jon enjoyed woodworking and deer hunting. 

He is survived by two daughters, Linda Pitcher of Indianapolis, and Jo Ann Richey of Wabash; two grandchildren, Coty Black of Peru, and Jon Richey of Wabash; and two brothers, Mike  (Gabby) Nearhouse of Blue Eye, Mo., and Greg (Rhonda) Nearhouse of Arkansas. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Melissa Rice officiating.  Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery, Lincolnville.  Friends may call 4-8 pm Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Jon may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Sep 27