Marcella V. “Sally” Schilling, 85, Jasper

Sally Schilling

Marcella V. “Sally” Schilling, 85, of Jasper, died Wednesday (December 25) at the Timbers of Jasper. She was born in Siberia June 13, 1928, to Frank and Mary Elizabeth (Brockman) Niehaus. She married Cletus Schilling October 15, 1949, in Siberia. He preceded her in death on March 29, 1992.

Sally was a homemaker and worked for Swifts, Save-A-Lot, and Northwood Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and its St. Ann’s Society, the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella, the VFW Post No. 673 Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Post No. 147 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Bainbridge Homemakers Club.She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and volunteering her time making tote bags for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Schilling and Tina Pfau and husband, Bart, all of Jasper; four sons, Larry Schilling and wife Diane, Magnolia, Delaware, and Bruce Schilling and wife Paulette, Mike Schilling and wife Michelle, and Steve Schilling, all of Jasper; one daughter-in-law, Judy Schilling, Edmond, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Scott Schilling and Karissa Pacione, Cassie, Zach, and Emily Schilling, and Nick and Taylor Pfau; five great-grandchildren, Jaela Alvey, Jairus Schilling, Giada and Kendall Pacione, and Kinslee Schilling; and one brother, Alvin Niehaus, St. Meinrad.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Dan Schilling, three sisters, Helen Niehaus, Esther Muth, and Marie Mehling, and six brothers, Raymond, Louie, Pete, Arthur, Sylvester, and Amil Niehaus.

Funeral services at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The St. Ann’s Society and the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. The VFW Post No. 673 Ladies Auxiliary with offer a memorial service at 6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at


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