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Obituary: Zella Barringer Nichter, Anderson

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Zella (Barringer) Nichter, 80,a selfless, amazing, and loving steward to God, family, and friends, began her new eternal life with God on June 13, 2013, when she passed peacefully at her home, with family by her side, after an extended illness.

Zella was born on May 12, 1933, in Indianapolis, and grew up in Scipio, Indiana, but spent most of her adult life in Anderson, where she influenced many for Christ by daily living out her Christian faith evidenced by the love, compassion, and kindness she bestowed upon others.

Zella was a wonderful homemaker, devoted wife, and amazing mother for 60 years. She also worked part time in the Anderson Community School Cafeteria for 34 years. She was a member of New Life Church of the Nazarene where she taught Sunday School for countless years. Zella loved serving others.

Zella is survived by her sons, Ron (Susan) Nichter of Greenfield and Don (Barbara) Nichter of Fishers; daughters, Cindy (Tim) Crump of Salem, Oregon, and Brenda (Darrin) Earley of Anderson; eight grandchildren, Jared (Ashley) Nichter, Melanie (Jason) Kwast, Matthew (Kathleen) Crump, Heather Nichter, Hannah Nichter, Ethan Nichter, Austin Earley, and Logan Earley; and a sister-in-law, Norma Barringer.

She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of 59 years, Kenneth Nichter; her parents, Henry and Mary Barringer; her stepmother, Helen Barringer; a brother, Bob Barringer; grandchildren, Benjamin and Jenna Nichter; and a niece, Pamela Barringer.

The family would like to thank caregivers Robin, Sharon, Charlotte, and Terri, for all the wonderful care, patience, devotion, and love they bestowed. Also the family thanks the nurses and staff of St. Vincent Hospice Care.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22, at New Life Church of the Nazarene, 3615 Raible Avenue, Anderson.

Services will be Saturday at noon at the church with Rev. Al Dayton officiating.

Burial will take place at Anderson Memorial Park, .

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Life Church of the Nazarene, 3615 Raible Ave., Anderson, IN 46011, or St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital Hospice, 2015 Jackson St., Anderson, IN 46016.

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