Elaine Ruth Niccum, 90

Elaine Ruth Niccum, 90, of Wabash, died at 12:20 a.m., Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Parkview Wabash Hospital.  She was born April 17, 1930 in Wabash, to Lawrence William and Mary Arlene (Dewey) Keller.

Elaine was a 1948 graduate of Wabash High School. She married Richard K. Niccum at the Wabash Christian Church on Aug. 14, 1949. Elaine was a homemaker and a member of the Wabash Alliance Church. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting, and made clothes for all of her children. She also enjoyed singing hymns, gardening, oil painting of photographs, and cooking. She taught Sunday School several years, and also taught the Good News Club (Child Evangelism Fellowship). 

She is survived by her husband, Richard K. Niccum of Wabash; 12 children, Sherry Burkett of Fort Wayne, John (Penny) Niccum of Akron, Jake (Colleen) Niccum of Tucson, Ariz., Jewel (Kelvin) Diller of Fort Wayne, Richard Niccum of Columbia City, Bill (Pam) Niccum of Fort Wayne, Tim (Julianna) Niccum of Xenia, Ohio, Rose (Mitch) Sprunger of Berne, Ben (Julie) Niccum of Lebanon, Joe (JoMay) Niccum of Westerville, Ohio, Jeremy Niccum of Wabash, and Chad (Chony) Niccum of Wabash; 28 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson; brother, Don (Carol) Keller of Florida; and her half-sister, Shelia (James) Hacker.  She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, George Keller, Lawrence Keller, and Frank Morris; and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Todd Render officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Calling was Thursday, at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2021 Apr 05