Marcella Wilson, 95

Marcella Jean (Haupert) Wilson, 95, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at 4:20 p.m., at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester. 

She was born Jan. 8, 1924, in Wabash, to Ora and Faye (Hubbard) Haupert. Marcella and her future husband, DeVon, were baptized on the same day, April 16, 1935.

She graduated from Urbana High School in 1942 and Manchester College in 1946 with a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics.  She taught Home Ec., P.E. and English in the Metro School District for 19 years, first at Roann High School and then Southwood High School.  She married her childhood sweetheart, DeVon Wilson, on June 12, 1945, and in 2019, they celebrated their 74th anniversary.

Marcella is survived by her husband, DeVon; two children, Dr. Rebecca Wilson of Mishawaka, and Brent (Eleanore) Wilson of McCordsvill

e, and son-in-law Ralph Frank of Wabash. She loved her six grandchildren: Peter Frank of Wilmington, N.C., Jason (Karen) Frank of Sevierville, Tenn., Dr. Chad (Molly) Wilson of Noblesville, Kara (Dan) Shipman of Carmel, Abbi (Steve) Yap of Fairfield, Conn., and Amanda Wilson of Lexington, Ky., and her seven great-grandchildren: Maya Wilson, Isabel Shipman, Mason Shipman, Calvin Fr

ank, Levi Frank, Logan Yap and Devon Yap. 

Marcella was preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter, Cheri. 

Marcella was an excellent mother, pianist, organist, cook and seamstress. She was a faithful and life-long member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ in Wabash, where she played the piano and organ for many years.  Marcella’s faith was very important to her and she tried to live a life that honored Christ. She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood for 63 years.

She traveled to the Bahamas, Caymans, Mexico, Jamaica, South Korea, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Ken Goble officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bachelor Creek Church of Christ or the Red Cross.

The memorial guestbook for Marcella can be signed on-line at

Posted on 2019 Aug 06