Deanne E. Recker, 68

Posted on October 30, 2013

Deanne E. Recker, 68, of Liberty Center passed away at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her family.
Deanne was born Jan. 6, 1945, in Martinsville, to Royce E. Kurtz and Helen “Betty” (Garrett) Kurtz.
She graduated from high school in 1963 in Appleton, Wisc., and studied for a year at Manchester University. She was a homemaker and a child care provider and taught preschool for some time.  She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.
Deanne is survived by her mother Betty of Liberty Center and children James R. Recker II of Indianapolis, Daniel (Amy) C. Recker of Indianapolis, and Elizabeth B. (Michael Rankin) Recker of Albuquerque, N.M.; along with five grandchildren, Chase and Blake Recker and Phineas, Zella and Holden Rankin. She is also survived by a brother, David R. (Jennifer) Kurtz of Lafayette.
Deanne was preceded in death by her father.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Fairview Cemetery. Life Celebrant Jeff Lemler will officiate.
Memorials may be made in Deanne’s memory to the Royce E. Kurtz Educational Scholarship at Manchester University.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton.
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