Eloise Mary Bixler 2-3-2010
Information from Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana.
Mary Bixler, 93, died at 9:35 p.m. Feb. 3, 2010, in Kosciusko
Community Hospital, Warsaw.
She was born Feb. 9, 1916, in Girard,
Kan., to Sylvester and Lucy Gaskill Hogan. On Jan. 19, 1946,
in Silver Lake, she married Guy Bixler, who died Feb. 21, 1989.
Living in Warsaw for 20 years,
she was a nurse for various hospitals and doctor's offices. She
also was a homemaker and a painter. She enlisted in the US Navy
Aug. 23, 1943, in USNH Great Lakes, Ill., and served as a pharmacist's
mate second class (nurse). She was honorably discharged Dec.
2, 1945, in Great Lakes, Ill. She was a member of Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, Warsaw. She was a 1934 graduate of Silver Lake
High School. She enjoyed painting pictures and china painting,
and was a member of the China Painter's Club and the Senior Citizen
Surviving are a foster daughter,
Patricia "Pat" (and spouse Angus) Pecoskie, Sidney,
Ohio; a foster grandson, Robert "Bob" Bowman, Bellbrook,
Ohio; a nephew, Rex (and spouse Diane) Hogan, Warsaw; three nieces:
Dorothy Ingle, Warsaw; Doloris (and spouse Bob) Maggart, Syracuse;
and Shirley Greer, Bell, Fla.; 13 great-nieces and -nephews;
and great-great-nieces and -nephews too numerous to count. She
was preceded in death by three brothers: Arther, Orval and Lester
Hogan; a foster grandson, Kenneth Bowman; and a great-nephew,
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday
at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warsaw, with Father Paul Bueter
officiating. Burial will be in Stony Point Cemetery, Atwood.
Calling is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday
at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.
Memorials to the charity of
the donor's choice. (9-8-10)