Lauren M. Warren, 26, of New Paris, died at 1:13 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, after a four-month battle with mesothelioma.
She was born Jan. 20, 1992, in South Bend to Michael and Cindie (Eckhart) Weldy. Lauren lived her lifetime in this area. She was a 2010 graduate of Penn High School. In 2014 she graduated from IUSB with a bachelor's degree, with psychology as her minor.
Lauren was a member of the Holderman Mennonite Church. On Aug. 9, 2014, she married Jordan Warren in Nappanee.
Lauren was a receptionist for Dr. Minnich at Nappanee Family Eyecare. Lauren was a loving and devoted mother. She could light up a room with her contagious smile and will never be forgotten. She was just an amazing, all-around person.
She is survived by her husband, Jordan Warren; daughter, Kendall Warren; parents, Michael and Cindie Weldy, Wakarusa; maternal grandmother, Beverly Eckhart, South Bend, and paternal grandmother, Virginia Skiles, Wakarusa. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Don Eckhart and Harold Weldy.
Family and friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Union Center Church of the Brethren. Cremation will follow services. Pastor B.J. Leichty of Holderman Mennonite Church will officiate. Cremation will follow services.
Memorial contributions may be given to Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.
Published on February 11, 2018