Martha Ellet, 92

Martha Bernadine Ellet, 92, of Wabash, died at 11:25 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

She was born Oct. 10, 1926, in Pulaski, to Anthony and Clara (Reutebuch ) Scheffer.

Martha married John J. Ellet in Lagro on April 17, 1947; he died Dec. 4, 2005.  She worked at General Tire in Wabash for 7 years. She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church, and a past member of the Rosary Sodality. 

She is survived by six children, Marlene K. (Robert) Erb of Fort Wayne, Carol L. Hess of Wabash, Donna M. (Martin) Worthman of New Haven, Frank A. (Tammy) Ellet of Wabash, John T. (Wendy) Ellet of Roann, and Theresa J. (John) Drefke of Fort Wayne; son-in-law, Daryl Novak of Churubusco; daughter-in-law, Tonnie Ellet of Albion; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson; and her brother, Anthony G. (Marilyn) Scheffer of Warsaw. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Patricia Novak, son, Ronald Ellet, three brothers, Charles, Herman, and Lawrence Scheffer, and three sisters, Gertrude Mary Brownell, Janetta Tucker, and Theresa Kern.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 188 W. Sinclair St., Wabash. 

Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Andrews.  Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. There will be a 6:30 pm Rosary service Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is St. Bernard Catholic School.

The memorial guest book for Martha may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Jan 22