Theresa Honeycutt, 66

Theresa Lynn Honeycutt, 66, of Wabash, died at 2:05 a.m., Nov. 11, 2019, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

She was born Dec. 22, 1952, in Wabash, to Arthur and Helen (Stone) Haupert.

Theresa was a 1970 graduate of Northfield High School, where she was the 1970 IHSAA Girls Long Jump State Champion, and finished 4th in the high jump. She received her bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in 1974. She married Jarel Honeycutt, in Wabash, on Dec. 23, 1974; he died Nov. 14, 1992.

She was a longtime teacher and girls coach at Northfield High School, and in four seasons as head girls basketball coach, she guided Northfield to a 50-14 record, three county tourney championships; two IHSAA sectional titles, and one regional crown.  The 1977-78 squad posted a 17-2 record, won the county tourney, and went to the IHSAA semistate before losing to Anderson. She also co-owned Helen's Knit Shop in Wabash, where they knitted custom baby blankets. Theresa played in a women's fast pitch softball league in Wabash. 

She is survived by two children, T.J. Honeycutt of Wabash, and Kristen (Simon) Knouse of Leo; three grandchildren, Alek Honeycutt of Florida, Cooper Knouse and Karina Knouse, both of Leo; mother, Helen Haupert of Wabash, and three brothers, Gary (Karen) Haupert of Lowell, Mark (Coleen) Haupert of Kalamazoo, and Brian (Diane) Haupert of North Mancheste. 

She was also preceded in death by her father, Arthur Haupert.

There will be no services. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Historical Museum.

The memorial guest book for Theresa may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Nov 12