Thursday, October 14, 2004

Waneta Maxine Neeley, 84, of Knightsville, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Cloverleaf Health Care in Knightsville.

Born Nov. 30, 1919, in Tuscola, Ill., she was the daughter of Clarence A. and Arlie M Starwalt Harvey. On June 15, 1946, she married Ralph E. Neeley, who died in 1981.

She was a graduate of Fillmore High School class of 1937.

She worked for six years at DePauw University as a waitress in the Student Union and for 25 years as a Quality Control Inspector for P.R. Mallory. She was a member of Grace Tabernacle Church in Greencastle where she had taught Sunday School for many years.

She also traveled with her husband in Indiana and Kentucky as a gospel singer and, for many years, sang on a radio program.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Crabtree of Greencastle and Marilyn Johnson of New Jersey; a sister, Norma Humphrey, of Brazil; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; three brothers, Wayne Harvey, Robert 'Buck' Harvey and Clarence 'Jake' Harvey; and a great-grandson, Sean Patrick Cooney, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grace Tabernacle Church with Pastor Steve Williams officiating.

Friends may call at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, 602 E. Washington St., Greencastle, today, 4-8 p.m.

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.