Wanita Sue Linkel


Wanita Sue Linkel, age 67 of Batesville, Indiana, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Ripley Crossing in Milan.
The daughter of Leonard and Opal (Wehr) Narwold was born on October 14, 1950, in Batesville. The 1968 Batesville High School graduate had a passion for baking and canning. Family members looked forward to her potato salad, streusel cake, and fruit dip.
Other hobbies she enjoyed were putting puzzles together and making cards.
Wanita worked at Batesville Casket Company as a quality lab technician for 37 years. She loved her job. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Crossroads, where she taught Sunday School and was part of the Ladies Aid.
Being a school board member for the Batesville Community School Corporation was something that meant a great deal to her. She served on the school board since 2003.
One of her most beloved activities was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She could often be found cheering on her grandchildren at their many sporting events. Traveling to Florida for vacations with her family was something that she treasured. Trips to Gulf Shores, Destin, and Disney World were some of her favorites.
Missing her dearly will be two daughters, Sheryl (Steve) McCreary and Kim Linkel both of Batesville; one son, Scott (Amy) Linkel of Cross Plains; and four grandchildren, Madison and Meredith McCreary and Brady and Brionna Linkel. She will also be missed by her sister Pam Narwold and two brothers, Richard (Carol) Narwold and Tim Narwold, all of Batesville, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Wanita was preceded in death by four siblings, David, Johnny, Jimmy, and Melinda.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Crossroads, in Batesville with Pastor Creighton P. Leptak officiating. Burial will be in the St. Paul Cemetery in Batesville.
Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Cemetery Fund c/o the funeral home.
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Published on March 25, 2018
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