Marilyn Mae (Christener) Schaadt

May 24, 1940 ~ August 14, 2019 (age 79)

Marilyn Mae Schaadt, 79, of Monroe, IN passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital. Mae was born on May 24, 1940, in Monroe, IN to the late John and Evelyn Maxine (Bovine) Christener.

Mae attended Monroe United Methodist Church. She had worked for G.E. in Decatur then worked as an Aviation Board Technician for G.E. Aircraft/BAE Systems for over 30 years.

Mae enjoyed traveling and going on mission trips to various countries. She was a woman of deep faith and was devoted to and loved her family above all, helping raise 3 generations. She enjoyed Adams Central Football and was active in its mothers club for her sons and grandsons.

She is survived by 2 sons, Jon Scott Smith of Monroe, IN, Bruce (Trudi) Smith of Columbus, IN; 5 grandchildren, Michael (Michelle) Eicher, Megan (Caleb) Shepherd, Dustin Girod, Tanner Smith and Hannah Smith; 5 great grandchildren, Melanie, Mitchel, Maci Eicher, Adler and Carver Shepherd; 1 sister, Carolyn Kae (Marvin) Taylor of Monroe, IN.

Mae was preceded in death by a daughter, Dina Starr (Smith) Girod on August 14, 1998 and a brother, Robert Christener.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home and from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17th at the church.

A 2:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Monroe United Methodist Church, with Pastor Dave Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the M.R.E. Cemetery, Berne.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the A.C.C.F. Dina Starr Girod Fund.

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