Verna “Deanne” Harrell, age 76 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Wednesday,
July 10, 2013 at St. Anthony Hospital Michigan City.
She was born on November 1, 1936 in Truman, Arkansas, to J.T. and Emily
Morgan Lowder, both of whom preceded her in death.
On June 10, 1955 she married James Harrell who preceded her in death on
November 23, 1998.
Deanne is survived by her children Michael Harrell of Chesterton, Cheryl
(Thomas) Lane of Trenton, Georgia, and Linda (Jeffrey) Baney of LaPorte,
Ind.,; grandchildren Michael Harrell, Stephanie Harrell, Destinee Harrell,
Zachary Rand, Andrew Baney and Chad Baney and four great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are her siblings James Terry (Margaret) Lowder of
Murphysboro, Tenn., Bonnie (William) Plunk of Mississippi, Rose Lowder of
Mt. Clemons, Mich., and Donna (Gary) Harder of Sterling Heights, Mich.
Deanne was preceded in death by her grandchildren Darrell Rand and Jennifer
She was a member of Apostolic Lighthouse Church. Deanne was a Pastor’s wife
for 12 years in Chesterton from 1986-1998 where she lovingly stood beside
her husband. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, arts, crafts and gardening. She
worked part time at Woolworth and Harvey’s in Michigan City, but for the
most part she was a full time mom.
Funeral services will be on Monday, July 15, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., with a
visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service, at the Apostolic
Lighthouse Church, 1320 Earl Rd., Michigan City, Ind., with Pastor Matthew
Burial will be at the Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, at
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton, Ind.
Memorials may be given to an educational fund for Deanne’s grandchildren.