Deloris Viola (Bailey) Megenhardt passed away peacefully in her home in Fishers, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. She is now reunited with her husband of 65 years. Adored by many, children and in-laws alike called her "Mommy".
Deloris was born Oct. 10, 1930, to Coy and Edna (Smith) Bailey. She married John David Megenhardt, on Dec. 21, 1948. Together they raised seven children. When playing the roles of chauffer and cook didn't keep her busy enough she enjoyed volunteering at the Coal City United Methodist Church, Coal City Volunteer Fire Department and the PTA. She blessed many dear friends and neighbors (as well as her large family) through her personal card ministry, sending hundreds of birthday cards.
Grandchildren loved their sweet "Grandma Dee" and will always remember her macaroni and cheese, and chocolate and angel food cakes. And her love of buying and gifting Beanie Babies.
Deloris enjoyed reading, singing, and collecting bells and quilts. She also enjoyed and cared for many hummingbirds each year while living on the farm. She seemed to "connect" with the sweet, tiny, but strong birds. Just weeks before her death, Deloris' cardiologist shared that she had the strongest weak heart he had ever seen. All who knew her knew that what she lacked in physical strength, she made up for in perseverance. A prior cardiologist referred to her as the "Energizer Bunny". John David called her "Sugar". "Sweet" is the most common adjective used to describe Deloris. She was certainly the sweetheart of a very large, loving family.
Deloris is survived by her sister, Opal Stantz; children, Peggy and Wayne Burger (Nick, Terrence, Matthew), Larry and Darlene Megenhardt (James, Gail), Ginger and Paul Singleton (Steven, Megan, David), Lacy and Tony Walker (David, Doug), John and Penny Megenhardt (Michael), Dee and Bob Greenman (Bryce, Brianna) and Barbie Megenhardt Braun (Jena, Chad, Derek); 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-granddaughters; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Deloris was preceded in death by her parents, Coy and Edna Bailey; husband, John David Megenhardt; a granddaughter, Kimberly Burger; a grandson, Joe Walker; and a great-grandson, Tristan Walker.
Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. from 4 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Both will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home in Clay City. Memorial contributions may be made to Coal City United Methodist Church, in lieu of flowers. To leave a note of condolence, visit: www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com
Published on November 1, 2017