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Nancy L. DaWalt, 78, Peru, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at her residence. She was born in Peru on Dec. 24, 1938, the daughter of Harry and Ruth Lane Dixon. Nancy married Jay DaWalt at the Main Street United Methodist Church in Peru on March 16, 1962, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1995.
Nancy was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church and a 1957 graduate of Peru High School. She was a teacher's aide for 19 years at Bunker Hill Elementary School and Pike Creek Elementary School. She was a member of the Elkettes, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Nancy was always quick with a smile, loved to hug and offered words of gentle guidance to many throughout her lifetime. She had a sharp wit and arsenal of funny sayings. She was a warm, kind-hearted, generous woman who exemplified integrity.
She is survived by sons, Todd DaWalt and wife Michelle, Peru, Mark DaWalt and wife Angela, Royal Center; daughters, Lynda Wood, Peru, and Beth Wicker, Peru; a sister, Karen S. (Cindy) Yoder, Peru; and a brother, Harry Dixon and wife Janet, Kokomo; grandchildren, Bridgett Harshman, Kyle Wood, Brittany Wicker and Bailey Wicker; and great-grandchildren, Addisyn Barbee and Berkeley Jackson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jay DaWalt; and a brother-in-law, Dennis Yoder.
A service celebrating the life of Nancy L. DaWalt will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at Main Street United Methodist Church, 81 W. Main St., Peru, with Pastor Lauren Hall officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru.
The family would like to give special thanks to Great Lakes Hospice for their help with Nancy's transition.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through the funeral home to the Main Street United Methodist Church.
Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.eddyfuneralhomes.com.
Published on November 24, 2017
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