Marie Eileen Musser, age 63, of Kendallville, died Saturday, June 8, 2019 at her home in Kendallville. Ms. Musser was born in Auburn, Indiana on May 24, 1956. She was the daughter of Robert Walter and Beverly (Sherwood) Blech. Her father preceded her in death in 2001. She was married to Owen Walter “Junior” Smith who also preceded her in death on March 7, 1998. In the past, she was employed with Union Products in Cromwell. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville. She previously lived in Topeka for many years and was known to many children as the “Topeka Mother” as she loved, looked after and cared for many children in her neighborhood.
Mother, Beverly Blech of Auburn.
Daughter, Dawn and Jerry Bennett of Ligonier.
Two grandchildren: Emily and Rebecca Bennett.
Caretaker and best friends, Holly and Singh Marshall.
Brother, Robert and Carla Blech, Jr. of Coldwater, Michigan.
Nephew, Tobias “Toby” and Mindy Blech of Auburn.
Step brother, Greg Smith of Cromwell.
Step sister, Theresa Atwood of Topeka.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Trinity Church in Kendallville with visitation from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM prior to the service. Rev. Chris Stephens will officiate the funeral service.
Burial will follow at Orange Cemetery near Rome City.
Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Church.
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