Erin Working, 25

Erin Nicole Working, 25, North Manchester, passed away on Nov. 21, 2021, at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis.

The daughter of Cheryl (Pennington) Working and Kenny Working, Erin was born on July 26, 1996.

Erin graduated from Manchester High School in 2015 and from Hanover College with a degree in Cultural Anthropology, Spanish and International Studies in 2019. Before her passing, she was taking classes toward earning an MBA in Business Administration at Tiffin University. Erin worked as coordinator of Dining Services at Peabody Retirement Community and was an international sales summer intern. Recently she began teaching at Manchester Jr.-Sr. High School in North Manchester and was an office administrator for Daniel’s Place.

Erin was an honest, compassionate, strong-willed, and selfless person who loved travel, family and animals. She was passionate about giving back to the community and helping those who needed it most. Erin’s kindness and patience was an inspiration to all who knew her. Throughout her short life, Erin traveled to more than 20 countries and taught English to Peru’s poorest communities.

The loving memory of Erin Nicole Working will be forever cherished by her parents Cheryl (Pennington) Working, North Manchester and Kenny (Cindy) Working, Wabash; brother, Daniel Working, North Manchester; sister, Chloe Steele, North Manchester; stepbrother, Nathan Howard, Gun Barrel City, Texas;  maternal grandmother, Dorothy Bennett, Ohio; paternal grandparent, Pat Hobbs, Wabash; step grandmother, Claudine Stanley, Wabash; aunts and uncles, Mick (Beth) Pennington, Ohio, Gary (Jackie) Pennington, South Carolina and Rex (Rhonda) Pennington, Ohio, Cathi (Butch) Johnson, South Carolina, Susan Patuc, Ohio, Brenda (Mike) Heagy, North Manchester, and Mary (Rick) Bachman, Washington.

Erin was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Guilford Pennington and paternal grandfathers, Dick Working and Chester Hobbs.

Visitation was Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, from 3-9 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester.

Visitation and funeral services were, Nov. 27, 2021 at 10 a.m. with calling beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 113 W. Main St., North Manchester. Pastor Jeff Hawkins and Pastor Alexa Kvande officiagted. Burial was at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, 950 Tipton Street, Lagro.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Erin Working, memorials may be made to Daniel’s Place, 113 W. Main St., North Manchester, IN 46962.

The family of Erin Working has entrusted McKee Mortuary with final arrangements.

Posted on 2021 Dec 01