Gloria Neff, 1934-2018

Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Mrs. Gloria D. Neff, 83, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, who passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at her home.

She was born March 19, 1934, in Elkhart, Indiana, the daughter of Howard Parcell and Edna (Fletcher) Parcell.

Gloria retired in 1995 as the director of Food Service at New Prairie School Corp. She was a member of First Christian Church of Rolling Prairie. She was a 1952 graduate of Wakarusa High School. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, gardening and yard work. 

On June 12, 1953, in Elkhart, she married Gene Neff, who survives.

She is also survived by her three sons, Tim Neff of LaPorte, IN, James (Kathy) Neff of LaPorte, IN, and Ted (Cheryl) Neff of Granger, IN; daughter, Gena Oake of Buchanan, MI; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Donald (Nancy) Parcell of Wakarusa, IN, and Thomas (Marcia) Parcell of Wakarusa, IN. 

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren, Brock Neff and Jenna Neff.

The family will receive friends at Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LaPorte, on Saturday, March 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. A life celebration will be held at the funeral home Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Fisher officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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One Response to “Gloria Neff, 1934-2018”

  1. AJ Serafin

    Mar 02. 2018

    So sad to read of her passing. She was a delightful lady

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