Erma B. Redding

Erma R. Redding, 91, of rural Bluffton, IN, and formerly of Markle, IN, died Friday morning, April 5, 2019, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Redding graduated from West Rock Creek High School in 1945. She was a homemaker and helped her husband on the family farm. She was a member of the Buckeye Christian Church and recently attended the First Reformed Church in Bluffton. She was an active member of various community and church groups.

She was born May 27, 1927, in Markle to Everett and Ruth Birney Lund. She married Charles E. “Charlie” Redding on Oct. 19, 1945, in Markle, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 2018.

Survivors include a daughter, Jan Pearson, of Bluffton, and a grandson, Justin Pearson, of Fort Wayne.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Redding, and a grandson, Todd Mann.

Calling is Monday, April 8, 2019, at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home, 308 W. Washington St., Bluffton. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with one hour of calling preceding. Dr. Bryson E. “Gene” Bell will officiate. Burial will follow at Sparks Cemetery in rural Wells County, close to the family farm.

Memorials may be made to First Reformed Church, 301 W. Cherry St., Bluffton.

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