Myers Funeral Home


Delora J. "Dee" Mechling

28 May, 19389 August, 2020

Delora J. “Dee” Mechling, 82 of Huntington passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Parkview Huntington Hospital. Dee was a 1956 graduate of Ossian High School. She had worked at Estey Piano Factory for 5 years, Triad-Utrad/Magnetek for 25 years and at United Technologies for 10 years. Dee made the best #1 cut out cookies and many other cookies. She also made the best fried chicken. She enjoyed listening to Elvis, The Statler Brothers and other singers. Dee enjoyed reading and circle word puzzle books. She was a fan of the Fort Wayne Komets, Chicago Cubs, and the Indiana Hoosiers during the Bobby Knight era.

Dee was born on May 28, 1938 in Bluffton, the daughter of the late Dale R. and Nora E. (Maddux) Mechling, Sr.

Survivors include four sisters: Lillian Mechling of Huntington; Nancy Mechling-Garringer of Markle; Gelene Garton of Bluffton; Myrtle Sallese of Johnstown, PA; 5 nieces, 11 nephews, several great and great-great nieces, nephews and many cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters: Garnet Mechling, Carolyn Graves, a brother: Dale Mechling, Jr. and two nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana. We will be following the CDC’s guidelines for Social Distancing and Social Gathering Limits, and the family asks that all visitors wear face coverings.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel.

Interment will be at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Bluffton.

Memorial donations can be made out to Parkview Huntington Hospice or American Diabetes Association both in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.


  • Lillian Mechling, Sister
  • Nancy Mechling-Garringer, Sister
  • Gelene Garton, Sister
  • Myrtle Sallese, Sister
  • Dale R. Mechling, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Nora E. (Maddux) Mechling, Mother (deceased)
  • Garnet Mechling, Sister (deceased)
  • Carolyn Graves, Sister (deceased)
  • Dale Mechling, Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Five nieces, eleven nephews, several great and great-great nieces and nephews, and many cousins and friends.

    She was preceded in death by two nephews.

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  • Mike Murray
  • Jody Murray
  • Jonte Mechling
  • Johnathon Mechling
  • Mike Brennan
  • Bruce Gregg
  • Kyle Worthington
  • John Waymire

  • Parkview Huntington Hospice
  • American Diabetes Association


  • Visitation

    Thursday, 13 August , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, 14 August , 2020

  • Interment

    Friday, 14 August , 2020


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Mary Waters

August 12, 2020

So sorry to hear of Dee's passing. She was such a sweet lady. Prayers out to her family.

Kim White

August 10, 2020

Lil, So sorry to hear that Dee had passed. Heaven got an angel when she passed. I loved working with her and then seeing her at Walmart after Utrad closed. Dee always had a smile and never a bad thing to say about anyone. Please know that your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


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