Rachel I. Eckert, 41, of Markle, IN, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at her residence surrounded by the love of her family.
Rachel was born on March 31, 1978, in Bluffton, IN, to Max and Stephenie (Johnson) Murchland. Her parents survive. She married Jeremy Eckert on October 21, 2000, in Huntington. He survives and resides in Markle.
Rachel was a 1996 graduate of Norwell High School and received her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development from Ivy Tech. For over 20 years she has been an Insurance Underwriter for K & K Insurance in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a member of ITown Church in Bluffton. Rachel was a true “sports Mom” you could find her on the bleachers all the time cheering on her children.
Rachel is survived by her husband, Jeremy, one son; Max; one daughter, Macy, both at home; her parents, Max and Stephenie Murchland, Markle, IN; one brother, Nate (Angie Miller) Murchland, Markle, IN; her in-laws, Frederick and Carla Rock, Middleville, MI; and maternal grandparents, Felix and Joan Johnson, Markle, IN. Rachel is also survived by her beloved dog, Bauer and cat, Gypsy.
Rachel is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Eugene and Mary Jane Murchland.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN.
A Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 16, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Kyle Reinhard officiating.
Burial will be at Markle Cemetery, Huntington, IN.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Macy and Max’s Educational Fund in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN 46750.
McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences: www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com
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