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Jacqueline L. (Childers) Scherer

January 30, 1940 — June 3, 2023

Elkhart, IN

Jacqueline L. Scherer, 83 of Elkhart passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family. Jacqueline was born on January 30, 1940 in Muncie, IN, she was the foster daughter of Addie and Ardythe Harshman, her biological parents were Charles and Violet Childers. She married Edward A. Scherer on February 14, 1959 in DeLeon Springs, FL., he preceded her in death on February 12, 2005.

Jacqueline is survived by her children, Marsha (Alan) Liechty of Nappanee, IN, Dawn E,. Delaney of Elkhart, IN Leanna K. (Robert) Ornatowski of Elkhart, Lee A. (Tammy) Scherer of Goshen, IN and John D. (David) Scherer of Elkhart; 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; her brother Dewayne (Kathy) Childers of Muncie, IN., and her brother-in-law Ed Smith. Jacqueline was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Violet Childers, foster parents Addie and Ardythe Harshman, husband Edward, their daughter Melodie Scherer, her siblings Carol Smith, Sheila Henman and Keith Childers and her foster brother Hubert Harshman.

Jacqueline graduated from Silver Lake High School. She loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed crocheting beautiful things, which they have treasured throughout the years. She always enjoyed playing bingo, especially when she won. She enjoyed dancing with her husband, while they listen to the King of Rock-n-Roll “Elvis.” She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Nappanee.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514 where funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 with visitation one hour before funeral services. Burial will follow at Union South Cemetery in Nappanee, where Jacqueline will be laid to rest next to her husband. Memorial donations in memory of Jacqueline may be made to ADEC 317 South Main Street, Elkhart, IN 46516 www.adecinc.com  Online condolences may be made to her family at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com

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ADEC
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Web: http://adecinc.com

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