JeNelle Marie Utter, 48, of Leesburg, IN passed away at 3:33 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at her home. She was born June 3, 1973, in St. Ignace, MI to Donald Ralph & Joyce Elizabeth (Stayer) Taylor.
She attended Warsaw Community High School and was married on April 4, 2017 in El Paso, CO to Walter William “Bill” Utter who survives. She was employed at Lucky’s Tavern in North Webster for several years and formerly worked at Turtle Top in New Paris. She lived most of her life in the Warsaw / North Webster area and formerly lived in Michigan and Flora, IN.
JeNelle was the youngest of four and enjoyed each day to its fullest. Her hands were never idle and dust never settled under her feet. She was always willing to give a helping hand to those in need. She enjoyed riding her motorcycle with her husband and friends and being out on their boat. However, her pride and joy were her 12 grandchildren.
She is survived by:
Husband – Bill Utter of Leesburg
2 Daughters – TiKayla (Jacob) Hamilton of South Bend & Marinel Gilliam of Warsaw
2 Sons – Leyon Gilliam Jr. of Warsaw & Chevy (Ashley) Gilliam of Port Republic, NJ
12 Grandchildren - Ashlynn, Bentley, Georgia, Carter, Madison, Devora, Grace, Isaac, Jasper, Anakin, Eden, and Keziah
Mother – Joyce Taylor of Warsaw
Step Mother – Lee Taylor
Sister – Loni Taylor of Holland, MI
2 Brothers – Don (Sherri) Taylor of Warsaw & John Taylor of Covington, OH
Half Sister – Maribeth (John) Hocking of Warsaw
Nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and beloved friends
She was preceded in death by her father.
Visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 17, 2022 at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd. 13 & CR 500N, North Webster, IN. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home with Pastor Mike Kelley officiating. Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd. 15, Warsaw, IN.
Preferred memorials may be given to the JeNelle Utter Funeral Fund, c/o Owen Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 72, North Webster, IN 46555.