Eva Marie Journay, 98, of Decatur, IN passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021 at her residence. Marie was born on June 24, 1922 in Jay County, the daughter of the late John M. and Mable J.M. (Lee) Bischoff. On August 31, 1947, Marie married William H. Journay. He preceded her in death on November 11, 2011.
Marie lived a life of service through church, family and friends. She was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church where she was involved in the Deaf Ministry as an interpreter for many years, the Shakespeare Mothers Study Club, taught Sunday School, member of the United Methodist Women, and the Prayer Group.
She is survived by 2 sons, Rex. L. (Carolyn) Journay of Bryant, IN and Rick L. (Judy) Journay of Bellevue, OH; a daughter-in-law, Rita Journay of Decatur, IN; 8 grandchildren, Wes (Kate), Brian (Erin); Justin (Brittany), James (Jennifer), Jonathon (Alaynee); Brandon (Shu), Stephanie (Jonathan Rice) and Christine; 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son Ronald W. Journay on September 18, 2018.
A Private burial was held at Salamonia Cemetery.
In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark’s UMC Endowment Fund or Samaritans Purse-Operation Christmas Child.
Arrangements were handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.
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