Mary Alice Cummings Gehrke

Mary Alice Cummings Gehrke
July 5, 1921-Aug. 22, 2011
LaPORTE — Mary Alice Cummings Gehrke, age 90, of LaPorte, passed away at 2:20 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth.
Mrs. Gehrke was born July 5, 1921, in Westville, to George Claude and Mary Winifred (Carson) Cummings. She graduated from Kingsbury High School in the class of 1939. Mrs. Gehrke retired, after working 32 years, as a long distance operator with General Telephone Company of Indiana. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of LaPorte and Faith Circle of the church. She was a life member of Kappa Alumni Chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority, LaPorte Business Girls Association, Auxiliary to American Legion Post #83 in LaPorte, Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post #1130 in LaPorte, Ladies Auxiliary to Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2439 in LaPorte, Women of the Moose #935 in Michigan City, Narfe Association Chapter #0565, AARP, National Association of Letter Carriers, and was also an associate member of the Indiana Farm Bureau. Mrs. Gehrke always enjoyed cooking and hosted many family and holiday dinners. She married James T. Gehrke, in 1971, in Indianapolis. He passed away April 11, 1980.
Survivors include her son, Donald Wesley (Judy) Harness of Plymouth; her granddaughter, Jennifer Harness of Plymouth; her brother, George Robert Cummings of LaPorte; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Wesley Harness; and her brother, Dr. Thomas Edward Cummings, D.D.S., of Chicago.
 
Memorials may be given to:
First Baptist Church of LaPorte
802 Indiana Ave., LaPorte, IN  46350 or
Kingsbury Baptist Church
  P.O. Box 47, Kingsbury, IN  46345
 
 ~VISITATION~
SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2011, 9:30-10:30 A.M. (C.S.T)
KINGSBURY BAPTIST CHURCH
403 N. MAIN ST.
KINGSBURY, IN 46345
 
~FUNERAL~
SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2011, 10:30 A.M. (C.S.T.)
KINGSBURY BAPTIST CHURCH
PASTOR TIM WILLIAMS, OFFICIATING
 
~BURIAL~
PINE LAKE CEMETERY, LAPORTE
 
~MEMORIES MAY BE SHARED AT~
www.vangilderfuneralhome.com
 
~VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME~
300 W. MADISON ST.
PLYMOUTH, IN 46563