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May 28, 2014

Ethel 'Gertie' Felker

Ethel “Gertie” Felker, 97, Logansport, passed away at 8:38 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014, at her residence.

Born on April 15, 1917, in Washington Township, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Edith (Funk) Wade. On July 4, 1938, she married Ernest Felker. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1992.

Gertie was a homemaker and farm wife. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, U.S. Trotting Association and she was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed working on the farm, training horses, traveling with her best friend, Janet Murphy, and most of all spending time with her family.

Survivors include her daughters, Karen Brugh of Pittsville, Wis., Rosemary Cadwallader (Arthur), Jane Gellinger and Nancy Sabatini (Robert) all of Logansport; grandchildren, Lori Abel (Paul), Pat Herr (Cindy), Kelly Kurtzweil (Chad), Kim Miller, John Brugh (Sally), Tina Merhley (Ernest) and Don Gellinger (Tammy). She is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by son, William Felker; granddaughter, Terri Brugh; sisters, Betty Barnes and Esther Tichenor; brother, Harold Wade; and sons-in-law, Michael Brugh and Michael Gellinger.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel with Pastor David Payton officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where there will be an O.E.S. service at 7:30 p.m.

Please sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence for the family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com.

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