Following a courageous battle with cancer Michelle Lynn Nead, 61, of Fishers, Indiana departed this life on Sunday, February 13, 2022, at her home surrounded by family.  She leaves behind her loving husband of 39 years, Gary Nead; her devoted sons Michael and Matthew Nead; and her grandchildren, Zion, Rhett, and Rhys, whom she adored.

Michelle was born May 14, 1960, in Lebanon, Indiana to Orville and Dixie (Noel) Bose.  From a young age, Michelle had a compassionate and nurturing spirit with a passion for serving others.  She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Recreational Therapy.  During Michelle’s professional career she served others through various roles in Health and Human services, including nursing home aid, group home therapy, and most recently as a Service Coordinator for Central Indiana First Steps.

Michelle’s role as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter was the most cherished and important part of her life.  It was from these relationships that she drew her strength and left her most important legacy.

Michelle was a longtime and dedicated member of North Central Church of Christ.  She served in the Sunday school and nursery ministries, made multiple mission trips through Breaking Chains Honduras, and provided handcrafted afghans to sick members of the church.  Michelle also served as a founding Board Member of the Fishers YMCA and was devoted to their Mission.

Michelle is survived by her husband, children, and grandchildren, her Mother, Dixie Bose, as well as her sisters Nancy Phillips and Teresa (David) Smith, along with numerous nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her father, Orville Bose, brother-in-law, Mark Phillips, and Mother-in-Law, Sue Nead.

Visitation for Michelle will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday, February 26th at North Central Church of Christ, 9015 Westfield Blvd., and will conclude at the beginning of service scheduled for 11:00 am.  Memorial contributions are suggested in Michelle’s name to:  Breaking Chains Honduras, P.O. Box 20454, Oklahoma City, OK 73156 or North Central Church of Christ Global Missions, 9015 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46240.