Mary Katherine Garbe, age
67 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017.
She was born on February
22, 1949 in Gary, IN, to Alfred Bonner and Margaret Welches Russell.
Mary is survived by her
husband, Clarence “Slick” Garbe of Chesterton, IN; son, David Jay (Mary Jo)
Akers of Surprise, AZ; daughter, Robin Louise (George) Tharp of Chesterton,
IN; grandchildren, Emily (Shane) Brady, David Bennett, Brianna Bennett,
Allen (Tina) Akers, Jacob Akers and Daniel Akers; great-grandchild, Giovanni
Brady; brother, Alfred (Mary) Bonner Jr. of Chesterton, IN; beloved dog,
Rosie; neighbor and special friend, Tammy Coyne.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, husband, Lowell Bennett; daughter, Sara Akers; sisters,
Carol Johnson and Patricia Dykhuis.
Mary loved her family,
husband and her dog, Rosie. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and
worked as a counselor at Caring Place for several years. Mary previously
owned and operated Mason Same Day Photo.
Funeral service will be
held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304 with Pastor Larry Starett
Visitation will be held on
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the funeral
Memorial donations may be
made to the Westchester Food Pantry or Animal Lovers, Inc., P.O. Box 223,
Three Oaks, MI, 49128.
Cremation services provided
by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.
Online condolences to the
family may be made at www.ee-fh.com