Lea M. Gengelbach, 41, Wadesville


Lea Michele Gengelbach, 41, of Wadesville, born to Frederick Bernard and Petronella Jean (Schue) Ebert on October 21, 1977, in Huntingburg, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019, at her home in Wadesville.

She graduated from Forest Park High School in 1996 and Purdue University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Poseyville and American Legion Auxiliary in Ferdinand. Her career led her to positions at Gerber Foods, The Wornick Company and AmeriQual Foods where she was currently Director of Technological Services.

Surviving are her husband, Michael Gengelbach; parents, Frederick and Petronella “Nellie” Ebert of Ferdinand; daughter, Madelyn Mohr of Evansville; stepchildren, Kaden and Keira Gengelbach of Wadesville; brother, Philip (Jennifer) Ebert of Greenfield; sister, Andrea (David) Hatfield of Pittsboro, Indiana; and nieces and nephew, Caroline, Sarah, Lauren and Andrew.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Leo and Viola Ebert, Paul Schue and Albert and Catherine Schue Stratman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. CT Monday, May 6, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Poseyville with burial in the church cemetery. Father Ed Schnur officiated.

Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. CT Sunday, May 5, at the Werry Funeral Home in Poseyville, with a rosary service starting at 2 p.m. CT.

The family would like to thank everyone who supported her during her battle with cancer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 10 N. St. Francis St., Poseyville IN 47633 or for any charity supporting cancer research.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at www.werryfuneralhomes.com.

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