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Jessie Mae Lewis

October 30, 1990 ~ December 17, 2023 (age 33) 33 Years Old

Jessie Lewis Obituary

Jessie Mae Lewis, 33, of Peru passed away at 3:05 PM on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Logansport, IN on October 30, 1990, the daughter of David and Pam (Ashley) Lewis.

Jessie was a Peru High School graduate and continued her education at IUPUI where she was a direct admit to the Kelly School of Business earning a degree in accounting & finance. She continued with her education by earning her MBA. While attending college, Jessies life crossed paths with Emily Hand, Beth Wise and Morgan Frissell. Jessie was blessed to have these wonderful ladies come into her life. They all went on to successful careers which put miles between them, but they remained lifelong best friends. Jessie worked as an Accounting Financial Reporting Specialist for Progressive Insurance where she developed a strange love affair with Excel spreadsheets.

Jessie was a huge Harry Potter fan. She loved music with her favorite artists being Taylor Swift and Eric Church. She loved her moms mac & cheese and sugar cookies while binging on episodes of Bobs Burgers and NCIS. She loved art, Legos, puzzles, iced tea, concerts, travelling, eating out, sleeping in, the beach and shopping. Jessie loved her recently purchased house which she made a home shared with her best buddy Neville, her cat.

Jessies favorite activity was reading. She loved historical fiction books. Jessie created the “mae.reads.books” Instagram account with over 2,500 followers where she could share her love of books. She made regular posts, sharing very creative pictures and wrote many amazing book reviews.

Jessie is survived by her parents, her brother & sister-in-law Jeff & Katie Lewis and niece Maddie Lewis of Oak Harbor, WA, and Neville her cat. She is also survived by aunts and uncles; Brett & Sandy Lewis, Junior & Pam Ashley, Tom & Linda Ashley, Bill Ashley & Sue Lawson, Jim & Shirley Nevius and Donna Ashley; and many awesome cousins. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Dearl & Betty Ashley and Tom & Carolyn Lewis and uncles Tom Lewis and Richard Ashley.

A service celebrating the life of Jessie Mae Lewis will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 21, 2023, at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, IN with Donald Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 11:00 to 2:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made through the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home to the Scratching Post Cat Rescue.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
December 21, 2023

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
84 W. Main Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
December 21, 2023

2:00 PM
Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
84 W. Main Street
Peru, IN 46970

December 21, 2023

3:00 PM
Mt Hope
411 Grant Street
Peru, IN 46970


Scratching Post Cat Rescue
104 S. Miami St., Peru IN 46970


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