Dec. 25, 1942 – Aug. 14, 2019

Nancy Ellen Trump, 76, rural Mentone, passed surrounded by her family at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne after an extended illness.

She was born on Dec. 25, 1942, in Warsaw, to James “Ted” Russell and Frances (Martin) Koch.

She married on April 2, 1967, in the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Athens to Robert S. Trump. He survives.

She worked for Ristance of Mentone and also for Niff-Corr in the office retiring in 2007 as well as being a homemaker and a mother.

She was a 1961 graduate of Talma High School. She furthered her education in 1993 by attaining her associate's degree in accounting from Ivy Tech Community College of Warsaw. She was a member of the Master Gardeners and the Extension Homemakers, both of Kosciusko County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mentone for more than 40 years and served there as an Awana leader for many years. Nancy was an avid camper at Jellystone Park Campground and enjoyed quilting, gardening, NASCAR, Indiana University basketball, and raising butterflies. She volunteered her time helping with open class exhibits at the 4-H Fair and windowsill gardening with the third grade at Mentone Elementary. She also treasured the time she got to spend with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband Robert Trump, Tippecanoe; daughters, Lisa and husband Joe Secrist, Mentone, Amy and husband David Doles, Brookston; and grandchildren, Christopher, Hannah, Katelynn and Megan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Gene Koch.

Her funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with Pastor Joe Olson officiating. Burial will be at Mentone Cemetery. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Friday at King Memorial Home, Mentone.

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