Delores M. Neuman, 91, of Connersville, passed away early Saturday morning, November 30, 2019, at Heritage House of Connersville.
The only child of the late Lewis and Blanche Bouza Metzger, Delores was born in Flint, Michigan on November 12, 1928, and graduated from Northern High School in Flint with the class of 1946. Always having a love for music, she took piano and dance lessons as a child, and participated in the school choir in high school.
Following graduation, Delores was employed at an abstract company until she married William “Bill” J. Neuman in Flint, Michigan on January 10, 1948. Following their marriage, Delores joined Bill in the country to work hard on the farm cooking, cleaning, and gardening while raising eight children. Mr. Neuman passed away in January of 1981.
Delores is a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, St. Anne’s Altar Society, and past member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. In her leisure time, she enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading and traveling – especially to Germany. Her love of music guided Delores to attend the local Area Artist Series concerts and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. An avid sports fan, Delores attended many ballgames, watching her grandchildren participate in basketball, football, baseball, track, cross country, cheerleading, volleyball, and tennis.
Survivors include eight children, Diane (Dan) Pflum, Pat (the late Lowell) Wise, Jim Neuman, all of Connersville, John (Tammie) Neuman, of Cambridge City, Tom Neuman of Connersville, David (Alesia) Neuman of St. Paul, Mary (Rich) Fain of Connersville, and Lew Neuman of Arlington Heights, Illinois; grandchildren, Julie Johnson, Amy Culbertson, Angela Shah, Mark Wise, Bill Wise, Jenny Flores, Mike Neuman, John Neuman, Shelly Switzer, Joe Neuman, Jarrod Neuman, Paul Neuman, Christopher Neuman, Justin Neuman, Madison Fain, Samantha Fain, Jake Wheatley, and Nicholas Neuman; step-grandchildren, Kacey Sattler and Logan Phillippo; great-grandchildren, Allie, Jessica, Braden, Bryce, Mackenzie, Jasmine, Caleb, Grant, Eden, Chandler, Colton, Darian, David, Karina, Navie, Olivia, Tim, Gage, Stella, Berkeley, Brittan, Boston, Noah, Ava, twins Isabel and Lucy, Dominic, Ella, Liam, Paul Jr., Chloe, Brantley, Maxx, and Hunter; step-great-grandchildren, Brandon, Brooklyn, Brayson, Trinity, and Zane; a sister-in-law to whom Delores was very close, Alberta Neuman of Rushville; six nieces and nephews; several Michigan cousins; and a special caregiver and friend, Janet Miller.
Besides her parents, Delores was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Bill Neuman; two brothers-in-law, Frank Neuman and Eddie Neuman; a sister-in-law, Dot Neuman; and special friend, Helen Oakley.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Dustin Boehm at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Dale Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Gabriel Church or School Endowment Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.