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Violet L. (Gentry) Marsh

August 2, 1933 — April 24, 2024

Bristol, IN

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Violet Louise Marsh, 90 of Bristol, IN passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at Harmony in Elkhart, IN Violet was born on August 2,1933 in Monterey, IN to Arthur W. and Matilda (Harness) Gentry. She married Charles M. Marsh, March 22,1952. He preceded her in death on August 7, 2007.

Violet is survived by her two sons, Rodney Marsh of Cassopolis, MI and Timothy Marsh of Elkhart, IN; one granddaughter Rachael Lundy and two great-granddaughters Marissa and Alayna Lundy. Violet was preceded in death by brothers, Oris Gentry and Rolland Gentry and sister, Caroline Bolenbaugh.

Violet spent her earliest years in Winamac, IN and then Culver, IN, where she graduated from high school in 1951. She then lived in Elkhart until 1958. In ’58 she picked out the plans for her “dream house” and her husband Charles built it for her on the St. Joseph River in Bristol. She lived there for 66 years.

Violet was a great cook and wonderful homemaker. She also was the bookkeeper for the family woodworking business. At age 9 her father taught her how to play Euchre. She played for over 75 years. She also enjoyed gardening, bird watching, mushroom hunting, and especially bluegill fishing.

She was the best mom ever. A cub scout den mother and grade school room mother. She would do anything for her boys. Much different than the life she endured as a child during the “Great Depression and WWII”. God Bless you mom you will never be forgotten.

Visitation will be held 10am -1 pm on Saturday May 4, 2024 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514 where funeral services will be held at 1pm. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery in Bristol, IN. Memorial donations may be made to Hoosier Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, LLC, www.wildliferescue.org Online condolences may be made to her sons at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com

Donations:

Hoosier Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, LLC
Indianapolis IN
Web: http://www.wildliferescue.org

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Saturday, May 4, 2024

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home

1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home

1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

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Interment following funeral service

Saturday, May 4, 2024

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Zion Cemetery


IN 46507

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