Mae Ilene Metzger, 79, Jasper

Mae Ilene Metzger, 79, of Jasper, died Tuesday (February 7) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. She was born in Daviess County December 30, 1938, to William and Helen Marie (Hatfield) Graber. She married Donald E. Metzger April 9, 1960, at Bera Mennonite Church in Montgomery. He died August 31, 2016.

Mae worked as a nurse’s aide and as a telephone operator and retired from Jasper Rubber Company. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper and a member of the Order of Eastern Star 601, where she was a Past Worthy Matron in 1980. She enjoyed cooking and sewing, her favorite hobby was collecting dolls, and she loved helping the Dubois County Shrine Club with its Quest for a Million Pennies. She loved the Shriners and helping the crippled children in any way she could.

She is survived by her caregivers, Ed and Carol Kapp, Irene Kapp, and Michael Cravener; and a number of cousins and Shriner buddies.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Church of Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Church, the Dubois County Food Bank, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at Funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. Pastor Jane Hillman will officiate.

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