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Rebecca Brightbill “Becky” Waas, 94, passed away January 5, 2019 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. Becky was born September 22, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois to Alvin F. and Mae Esther (Good) Brightbill.
She attended Manchester College. Becky was a member or the P.E.O Chapter DK of North Manchester, e Manchester Community Club, and Manchester Church of the Brethren. Having a love for music, she founded and directed the Timbercrest Choir for 20 years and was also a member of the Manchester Civic Symphony for 10 years. Becky married David A. Waas on August 15, 1947.
Becky will be lovingly remembered by her husband David A. Waas, North Manchester; three daughters, Martha S. Waas, Indianapolis, IN, Deborah A. (Thomas C. Bryton) Waas, LaVerne, CA, and Elizabeth Waas, North Manchester; one brother David Brightbill, Bridgewater, VA; one sister Faith Brightbill, Washington D.C.; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 3 great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Lorraine “Lori” Waas, and one sister Darlene Klemmedson.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019, with a time to be announced, at the Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 Beckley Street, North Manchester, IN 46962. Pastor Kurt Borgmann and Pastor Karen Eberly will officiate and burial will be held at Manchester Church of the Brethren Memorial Garden.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Rebecca Waas, memorial contributions may be made to the David A. and Rebecca B. Waas Scholarship at Manchester University, c/o Manchester University, 604 East College Avenue, North Manchester, IN 46962 or On Earth Peace of the Church of the Brethren, PO Box 188, New Windsor, MD 21776.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary
David A. and Rebecca A. Waas Scholarship at Manchester University
604 East College Ave., North Manchester IN 46962
On Earth Peace of the Church of the Brethren
PO Box 188, New Windsor MD 21776