Berniece 'Shorty' Eckert

Berniece “Shorty” Eckert, 93, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, March 17, at 9:45 p.m. at The Heritage of Huntington.

Mrs. Eckert and her husband farmed in Lancaster Township for many years. They also owned the Keg Karry Out and Be In Boutique, in Roanoke. She retired from the real estate business after earning many local and state sales awards. She was a 1941 graduate of Lancaster High School.

She was born May 17, 1923, in Huntington County to Homer and Indus Zook Updike. She married G. Bernard Eckert on May 14, 1941, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Huntington, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2005.

Survivors include a son, H. Gregory (Patricia) Eckert, of Thornville, OH; two daughters, Marsha (Michael) Fisher, of Huntington, and Christine (Donald) Hofmann, of Brownsburg; nine grandchildren, John (Becky) Fisher and Jill Fisher Henderson, both of Huntington; Halden (Melanie) Eckert, of Tampa, FL; Angie (Rocky) Leggett, of Lutz, FL; Adrianne Eckert, of Waterford, MI; Amanda Hofmann Hines, of Brownsburg; Elizabeth (James) Perkins, of Indianapolis; Sarah Hofmann, of Pittsboro; and Robyn Leppert, of Louisville, KY; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Calling is Friday, March 24, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m., at Bailey-Love Mortuary, in Huntington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 860 Cherry St., Huntington, with Rev. Silvino Ndayambaje officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Huntington.

Memorial gifts may be made to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church or Parkview Hospice of Huntington County, both in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

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