Elizabeth Ann Pifer

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Elizabeth Ann Pifer, 101, Greencastle, died Sunday, June 22, 2014.

Born Dec. 28, 1912 in New Springfield, Ohio, she was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Davy Wheadon.

She graduated from Logansport High School, Wittenberg University, and had a Master's degree from Indiana University.

She married the Rev. William L. Pifer in 1937.

Mrs. Pifer started her teaching career in 1935 at Washington Township schools Cass County. She taught at Nora in Indianapolis, Redeemer Lutheran and was the longtime director of the Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren nursery school in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Pifer ended her teaching in 2001 for Rescare of Greencastle.

She served as past president of the Wittenberg Guild Indianapolis, past president of the Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary, served on the board of the Lutheran Social Services, and was a member of the Kappa Delta Social Society and Trinity English Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her three children, George W. Pifer, Ruth Ann Wiegman and Mary Pifer Mountz. She has nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 27 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1505 Bethany Lane, Fort Wayne.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 26 from 4-7 p.m. at Klaehn, Fahl and Melton Funeral Home, 420 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne.

Memorials may be directed to Trinity English Lutheran Church or the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Non-Food Pantry.