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Mary Wilber service Saturday

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Mary Alma Wilber, age 87 of Portage, Ind., passed away Monday, January 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Mary was born on December 2, 1926, in Smithville, Ind., to Warren R. and Clara J. (McCammon) Wisley, both of whom preceded her in death.

On November 5, 1947, in Lake County, Ind., Mary married Donald Wilber, who preceded her in death in 1993.

Also preceding her was her son Marvin Ray.

She is survived by her daughters, Donna (Jim) Dibkey of Porter, Ind., and Debbye Black of Valparaiso; five grandchildren, Shamara Foreman, Koja Fillwock and Carrie Sosa, Kristina (Jim) Schnurr and Kim (Chet) Setser; seven great-grandchildren; Nick Weisner, Chenoa Rayn and Matthew Schnurr, Elesha and Marissa Sosa, Elijah and Mya Fillwock; two sisters, Ruth Workman of Bedford and Irma Creek of Liberty and many close friends and adopted grandchildren, who were like family, and too many to be named.

Mary had worked as a teller at First Federal in Lake Station, but also wore many other "hats." Most knew her as a loving granny, a caretaker, a peacekeeper, a chef who would feed anyone and everyone and a wonderful baker whose cookies overflowed her kitchen into every room of her house. She attended Real Life Community Church in Portage, Ind.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Real Life Community Church, 3134 Swanson Rd., Portage, Ind.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the VNA Hospice, 2401 Valley Dr., Valparaiso, 46383, or World Vision Ministries,



Posted 1/22/2014