Cecelia A. Scher

Cecelia A. Scher, 92, formerly of Huntington, IN and Punta Gorda, FL, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at Quality Health Care, North Port, FL.

Mrs. Scher was a 1944 graduate of St. Francis High School and she attended St. Francis College.  She worked as a dental assistant at Risk Dental Clinic, later worked at Huntington Memorial Hospital and did home nursing.  She worked at Gass’ Ladies Shop in Huntington 12 years, retiring in 1986.   After retiring she and her husband spent the winters in Punta Gorda, FL.  

She was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Huntington and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda, FL. While attending church in Huntington she served as an officer for the Rosary Sodality and spent six years in charge of funeral dinners for parishioners.

She was born July 14, 1926, in Lafayette to Paul and Mary Brand Brooks. Her first marriage was to William H. Nix on June 1, 1946, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 1966.  Her second marriage was to Robert J. Scher on Nov. 18, 1967, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 2003.   

Survivors include two sons, Gregory H. Nix, of Fort Wayne, and Stephen B. Nix, of Arlington, VA; two daughters, Barbara E. Porter, of Punta Gorda, FL, and Theresa A. Smiley, of Chicago, IL; a brother, Thomas (Jane) Brooks, of Lafayette; a sister, Joan (Duane) Lods, of Carmel; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael W. Nix.
Calling is Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at McElhaney–Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.  Additional calling one hour prior to Mass at the church on Tuesday. Recitation of the Rosary will be Aug. 20, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 860 Cherry St., Huntington, with Rev. Tony Steinacker presiding.

Memorials are to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN 46750.
Private burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Huntington.

Online condolences to may be made at www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com.