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Helen M. Peer

March 28, 1921 — July 3, 2018

Helen M. Peer, 97, passed away after a recent illness at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday July 3, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth.

A Marshall county resident her whole life, Helen was born in Culver, Indiana on March 28, 1921 to Guy V. and Trella E. (Thompson) Kepler. She graduated from Culver High School with the class of 1939. Helen married Philip A. Peer on November 9, 1941 and made Plymouth their home ever since. They shared 52 wonderful years together until his passing on October 5, 1993.

She was a member of the Santa Anna United Methodist Church, auxiliary of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and the Marshall County Extension Club. She worked for Lauer’s Men Clothing as a tailor for nearly 20 years. Helen enjoyed sewing, reading, working outdoors and tending to her garden. She also was an excellent cook who enjoyed cooking for her family.

Helen is survived by her children: Betty Jane (Darrel) McGriff of Marion, Beverly (Donald) Morgan of Andrews, and Steve (Naomi) Peer of Goshen, five grandchildren: Robert (Kay) McGriff, Pamela (Ed) Dillon, Stacy (Lance) Best, Paul (Becky) McGriff and Ken (Andrea) Peer, two step-grandchildren; Melissa (Larry) Towne, Donald E. Morgan, ten great-grandchildren, four step-great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her two sisters-in-law; Doris Kepler and Patricia Kepler. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, John and Robert Kepler, and two sisters; Letty Masten and Jane Warner. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 6-8 PM at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 North Michigan Street, Plymouth, Indiana 46563.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM at in the funeral home, with Rev. Charles Krieg officiating.

Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Santa Anna United Methodist Church, 14583 West 20A Road, Argos, Indiana 46501 or to the Center for Hospice Care, 112 South Center Street, Suite C, Plymouth, Indiana 46563.
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