Jewell-Rittman Funeral Home
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3855 25th St
Columbus, IN 47203
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January 10, 1947 - October 22, 2014
VISITATION: noon until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
BURIAL: Inurnment will be at a later date at Hope Moravian Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Mooseheart Child City & School.
John Charles Martin, 67, of Hope, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital in Reed City, Michigan, while on vacation.
John was born January 10, 1947, in Muskegon, Michigan, the son of Edward and Edna Lane Martin. He married Sandra Van Gennep December 9, 1967.
John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He attended The Ridge, was a member of the Moose Lodge and volunteered at Otter Creek Golf Course. John loved spending time with his grandkids. He also loved hunting, fishing, golf, playing cards and traveling with his wife and kids.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra; mother, Edna Martin of Hope; son, Jonathan (Emily) Martin of Noblesville; daughters, Amy (Rick) Roseberry and Angela (Darrin) Wells, all of Columbus; a brother, Paul (Sarah) Martin of Punta Gorda, Florida; and grandchildren, Caleb and Connor Roseberry, Nathanael and Charlie Wells, and Noah and Jacob Martin.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Martin; and grandchildren, Hannah Roseberry and Ellory Martin.
June 2, 1926 - October 22, 2014
September 30, 1930 - October 21, 2014
OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Brian Taylor
VISITATION: 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the church
FINAL RESTING PLACE: Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Salem United Church of Christ
Donald Linneweber died October 21, 2014. Born in Westphalia Indiana in 1930, Don was the fifth child born to Fredrick Henry and Selma Marie (Heidenreich) Linneweber. Preceding him in death in addition to his parents are brother Robert Linneweber, sisters Alma Ruth (Paul) Lueking, Dorothy (Edgar) Green, and Mary Francis (Ray) Frye, and step-grandson Matthew Anderson.
Survivors include his wife Margaret Ann (McArthur) Linneweber, son Tom (Martha Hathaway) Linneweber, Georgia, daughter Cathy (Ben) Hall, Tennessee, grandchildren Ryan (Lyndsey) Linneweber, Columbus, Greg (Jessica) Linneweber, Noblesville, step grandchildren John Anderson, Carly Anderson and Scott Anderson, and great grandsons Kai Linneweber, Cooper Linneweber, and Shepard Linneweber.
Married on July 28, 1951 in Bicknell, Indiana, Don and Margaret Ann celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this year. They were avid Indy race enthusiasts. Having attended 65 Indy 500 races, Don was recognized by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as one of the top 33 Indy 500 race fans. He and Margaret enjoyed their winters on Longboat Key, Florida, boating, fishing, and the sand and sunshine.
Don served in the US Air Force at Luke Air Force base in Arizona and Germany. He retired from Arvin Industries. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Columbus, was a lifetime member of the B. P. O. E. in Bicknell, Indiana and was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Police.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Salem United Church of Christ in Westphalia, Indiana. Family and friends may visit from 1:00 PM until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th St, Columbus, Indiana 47201 or Salem United Church of Christ, PO Box 126, Westphalia, Indiana 47596.
August 13, 1950 - October 17, 2014
OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Eli Johnson
FINAL RESTING PLACE: Charlestown Cemetery
VISITATION: 10:00 a.m. until Noon Tuesday at the funeral home
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: Donor's choice of charity
James Lester Miles, 64 of North Vernon, IN passed away Friday October 17, 2014 at the Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, IN. He was born August 13, 1950 in Charlestown, IN to the late Ernest Lester Miles and Dorothy Ellen Huttsel Miles.
James was a member of the Lords Chapel Church in North Vernon. He loved the Lord and loved to tell people about Jesus. He enjoyed fishing and working on vehicles. He was a truck driver for Midnight Flier and R. W. Transport and previously drove for Mount Trucking.
James is survived by his sisters, Brenda Scott and Mary Miles of Charlestown; Ernestine (David) Cvelbar of Columbus; Sonja (Greg) Johnson of Louisville, KY and Lori Thomas of LaGrange, IN. James is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister Juanita Miles.
Lawson Mills, Virginia
February 14, 1935 - October 17, 2014
OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Steve Mills
FINAL RESTING PLACE: New Harmony Cemetery Prairieton, Vigo County, IN
VISITATION: 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home Columbus, IN.
ADDITIONAL VISITATION: 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Faith Wesleyan Church Terre Haute, IN
Virginia F. Lawson Mills, 79, of North Vernon, IN, passed away at 12:33 p.m. Friday October 17, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born February 14, 1935 in Shoals, IN.
Virginia was preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. John Lawson in 2000 and then married Rev. Paul E. Mills on December 28, 2002 and he survives. She worked as a bookkeeper for Hayhurst and Hayhurst, an accounting firm in Terre Haute and was a member of the Scottsburg Wesleyan Church where she was Sunday School Superintendant and played the organ. Virginia and her husbands pastored several Wesleyan Churches in Southern Indiana where she was an active member of the South District of the Wesleyan Church, serving as auditor for the south district. She was very faithful to the Wesleyan Camp Meetings and Conferences.
Virginia is survived by her husband,Paul; a son, John Lawson, Jr. of Terre Haute; step-sons, Richard Lawson of Terre Haute and Steve (Karen) Mills of Cincinnati OH; step-daughters, Mary(Roy) Stroud of West Lebanon, IN; Linda (Steve) Young, of Terre Haute; Kathy (Mike) Weinart of CA; Diana (Philip) Clouse of Indianapolis and Pam (Sid) Compton of Westfield, NY. She also leaves behind a sister, Alma (Sam) Wagoner of Shoals, IN and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Planning a Funeral
Life ChoicesMost of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at (812) 372-9923 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
Why Pre-Plan?Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
Immediate ArrangementsIn Time of Need
We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at (812) 372-9923 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
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Jewell-Rittman Funeral Home
3855 25th St
Columbus, IN 47203