Mary Elizabeth Silvers, 98

Mary Elizabeth Hornaday Silvers, 98, of LaFontaine, passed away at 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Rolling Meadows Healthcare in LaFontaine.

She was born on May 25, 1918, in Zionsville, to the late Ernest and Emma (Moos) Hornaday. Mildred Louise Hornaday Berry Wood, her loving twin sister was born 20 minutes later.

Mary was a 1936 graduate from Zionsville High School. In 1937 she graduated from Approved University of Beauty Culture in Indianapolis and was a beautician in Zionsville, for 4 years and later in LaFontaine, for several years.

Mary married George Alvin Silvers of LaFontiane, Indiana on Sept. 28, 1940, in the home of Edwin (Huck) and Mildred Beery in Westfield, by the Rev. Frank Schottelkorb. They resided in LaFontaine and she lived in the same house 74 years before moving to Rolling Meadows Health and Rehabilitation in LaFontaine, Indiana.

She had been a member of the Zionsville Christian Church until moving her membership to the LaFontaine United Methodist Church where she was active in church activities, especially her favorite, going to and helping with church rummage sales for 38 years. In her earlier years she had been active in LaFontaine Eastern Star Chapter No.301, Past Matrons Club, Literary Club, Wesleyan Circle, and card clubs.

Mary was employed by LaFontiane High School as an aid to teachers and also clerk treasurer of the school from 1954-1962. She was employed in 1974 by Shangri-La Nursing Home now Rolling Meadows.

Survivors include son, William (Judie) Silvers of Fort Wayne; daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Blake of LaFontaine; grandchildren, Troy (Joy) Silvers of South Elgin, Ill., and Lisa Blake Heath of Indianapolis; stepgrandson, Mike (Michelle) Blake of Marion; great-grandchildren, Taylor Silvers, Jordan Silvers, and Alyvia Powell; great-stepgrandsons Ryan (Sherry) Teagle and Tyler (Sara) Blake; great-great-stepgrandchildren, Reese and Miles Teagle and Rylei and Tryston Blake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Silvers in 2000; Father Ernest Hornaday and Mother, Emma Hornaday; In Laws, William Silvers and Belle Silvers; Son in Law, H.E. (Hody) Blake; great-great-stepgrandsons, Braden Blake and Ian Blake; brothers-in-law, Edwin Beery and Fred Wood; and twin sister, Mildred Berry Wood.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine, with Pastor Crystal Jacobson officiating. Burial will follow at the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine. Preferred memorials are directed to LaFontaine United Methodist Church, 2 W. Kendall St., LaFontaine, IN 46940 or LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery, P.O. Box 261, LaFontaine, IN 46940.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at the funeral home, with Order of Eastern Star rites to be given at 6:30 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Posted on 2016 Sep 29