Jewell-Rittman Funeral Home
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3855 25th St
Columbus, IN 47203
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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.
November 1, 1960 - October 12, 2014
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: In lieu of flowers, a separate account has been set up in Charlie Polcher's name to offset final expenses and to provide for Matthew's college fund
Michael L. Polcher, 53, of Sims Court, died at 6:00 a.m. Sunday, October 12, 2014, at his home.
Michael was born November 1, 1960 in Hibbing, Minnesota, the son of Larry M. and Marilyne K. (Rognlien ) Polcher. He married Sonya Stevens. She preceded him in death September 17, 2005.
Michael was employed as a realtor with ReMax Realty Company. He was a member of Seymour Moose Lodge, Edinburgh American Legion, Eagles Aeries in Columbus and several realtor associations. Michael also attended The Ridge.
Survivors include his parents, Larry M. and Marilyne K. Rognlien Polcher of Hibbing, MN; sons, Charlie (Ashley) Polcher of Greenwood and Matthew Polcher of Columbus; daughter, Ashley (Josh) Miller of Johnstown,OH; brother, Tom Polcher of Phoenix; sisters, Lezlee (Jon Glotzbach) Wilman of Blaine, MN and Staci (Dan) Koch of Novato, CA; granddaughter, Parker Miller of Johnstown, OH; several nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.
January 20, 1958 - October 11, 2014
Howard, Larry "Bodean"
January 7, 1956 - October 10, 2014
VISITATION: Noon until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home
FINAL RESTING PLACE: Flat Rock Cemetery Flat Rock, Indiana
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