Alice Margaret Dawalt, 79, of Peru, passed away at 4:00 P.M., Sunday, January 3, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Carbonear, Newfoundland on June 27, 1941, the daughter of Thomas and Josephine (Hatch) Meaney. A Newfoundland native, Alice graduated high school at the age of 15 while she lived in a lighthouse and a developed a fondness for lighthouses. She went to Littledale University. Alice was a waitress at Harvey Hinklemeyers for more than 20 years, where she was crowned the “Best Waitress Ever”. She cared deeply about her coworkers and customers. She was a member of the Catholic Church but also attended the Denver UMC and the Peoria UMC. A devoted mother and grandmother, Alice enjoyed spending time with family and friends and relished going to softball and basketball games. She always made everyone she came in contact with feel extra special and she made you feel like an “adopted” member of the family. A member of the Red Hat Society, she also was an avid card player and thrived on correcting bad grammer. Alice was a joy to be around and a true giver in every sense. She was humble, generous, smart, funny and sassy, giving all of which demonstrated in her daily words and actions. Surviving are her children Garry (Kathy) Dawalt of Bunker Hill, Dale (Tina) Dawalt of San Marcos, CA, Jeff (Jena) Dawalt of Noblesville, Jodi (Dave) Grant of Denver, Cara (Dave) Enyeart of Peru; grandchildren Kyle (Hayley) Dawalt, Phillip (Irie) Dawalt, Nick (Margaret) Dawalt, Jacob (Anali) Dawalt, Alex (Jake) Grant, Emmy (Jaime) Grant, Annie (Nick) Love, Maddie Hair, Christian Harris, Caleb (Kayla) Rexroad, Carson Rexroad, Codie Stephens, Nick (Paige)Stephens, Zachary (Emily) Stephens and Carter Buccheri; great-grandchildren Leona Dawalt, August Dawalt, Liam Love, Audramae Stephens and Rigglie Stephens; a sister Anna Hulan of Newfoundland; former husband, Cary Dawalt and many nieces and nephews. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Jim Meaney, sisters Angela O’Brien and Mary McCaughlen, former husband’s wife Carol and former in laws, Dale and Delene Dawalt. Due to the Covid, the family has opted to have a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, as Alice would say “If you didn’t give me flowers while I was alive, don’t give them to me now that I am gone”. The family has requested love offerings go to the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 West Main St., Peru, to help with funeral and medical expenses.
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