Elizabeth Marion Tarchala, age 75 of Porter, Ind., passed away Tuesday, May
She was born August 16, 1937, in Roselawn, Ill., to Kenneth and Phyllis
(Hepburn) Stephens, both of whom preceded her in death.
She is survived by sons, Eugene (Emily) Strange of Arlington, Texas, and
Marc (Keri) Tarchala of Overland Park, Kansas; daughters Shaun (Richard)
Beecher of Martinsville, Ind., Peggy (Charles) Thomas of Chesterton, Ind.,
and Colleen (Jan) Olstad of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 10 grandchildren and
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Barney Tarchala; son James
Strange and daughter Sherry Strange.
Elizabeth worked as a nurse for Methodist Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at
Chesterton First United Methodist Church, 434 South 2nd Street, Chesterton.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 17, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.
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