Peaceful 08

Mary Elizabeth (Base) Sigler

March 25, 1957 ~ May 12, 2022 (age 65)


Mary Elizabeth Sigler (Base) died on May 12, 2022, in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Born in Palo Alto, California on March 25, 1957, Mary grew up in South Bend, Indiana graduating in 1975 from John Adams High School and attending IUSB. Mary had a big heart and a soul for servanthood. As a teenager she began volunteering and then working for Camp Milhouse, a residential summer camp for children and adults of all ages with varying disabilities. She went on to work as an office manager and dispatcher in South Bend and Elkhart, Indiana including more than 15 years with Hull Lift Truck in Elkhart.

Retiring to Bowling Green, Kentucky Mary was a member of Cherry’s Chapel. As a lifetime member of the National Corvette Club and Museum, Mary did volunteer work at the museum.

Mary is survived by her spouse of 22 years, Richard Sigler of Bowling Green, KY; her daughter, Rachel Rody (Will), and grandsons, Jimmy Rody and Johnny Rody, all of Bristol, Indiana; mother, Melba Base of Sebring, Florida; sister, Marsha Base (Cheryl Hemmerle) of St. Paul, Minnesota, and her children’s father, Bob Bell Jr, of Elkhart, Indiana. Mary is preceded in death by her son, Matthew Bell, her father, Devon Base, and infant sister, Robin Base.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., Evangel Heights United Methodist Church, 114 N Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46615. Light refreshments will follow with a time for greeting and sharing.

Memorial contributions can be made to Memorial Hospital of South Bend – Beacon Health System, Riley Children’s Hospital – Indiana University Health, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana, or the Camp Milhouse Lodge Campaign.

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Celebration of Life
July 9, 2022

2:00 PM
Evangelical Heights United Methodist Church
114 North Ironwood
South Bend, IN 46615
Guaranteed delivery before the Celebration of Life begins


Ronald Mcdonald Family Room at Memorial Hospital
610 N. Michigan Street, Suite 310, South Bend IN 46601
Tel: 1-574-647-3020

Riley Children's Foundation
30 S. Meridian Street, #200, Indianapolis IN 46204
Tel: 1-317-634-4474

Camp Millhouse
25600 Kelly Road, South Bend IN 46614

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