Melba Elaine Whirrett, 85, Noblesville, died July 30 at home. She was born Sept. 23, 1930 to Fred and Evelyn (Rathge) Kuker in Fort Wayne. Her parents preceded her in death.
Melba was a registered nurse, working primarily in nursing homes in the Fort Wayne area and retired in 1995. She was a 1948 graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School and a 1951 graduate of the Lutheran School of Nursing, both in Fort Wayne. Melba was a member of Carmel Lutheran Church, where she served on the Altar Guild for several years and was involved in the Women’s League. She loved family get-togethers of all sorts and enjoyed picnics, cooking, entertaining and antiquing. She liked flower gardening with her husband, and traveling – especially to the Smoky Mountains.
She is survived by her husband, Robert N. Whirrett, sons Michael A. (Jolene) Whirrett, Robert J. (Paula) Whirrett and Mark D. (Paula J) Whirrett, brother Timothy (Kathy) Kuker, grandchildren Andrew Whirrett, Joseph Whirrett, Christopher Whirrett, Emily Thompson, Kara Whirrett and Austin J. Whirrett, and great-grandchildren Waylon Thompson, Nathan Whirrett, Lincoln Thompson, Emma Whirrett and Laine Thompson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carmel Lutheran Church, 4850 East Main Street, Carmel, IN 46033; or, Humane Society for Hamilton County 1721 Pleasant Street, Suite B, Noblesville, IN 46060.