Jewell-Rittman Funeral Home
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3855 25th St
Columbus, IN 47203
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June 30, 1991 - December 2, 2013
SERVICES: A private service will be held on Saturday December 7, 2013
OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Wayne Murray
FINAL RESTING PLACE: Garland Brook Cemetery
VISITATION: 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home
May 2, 1936 - December 2, 2013
SERVICES: 1:00 p.m. Thursday December 5, 2013 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
VISITATION: 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home
FINAL RESTING PLACE: Houston Cemetery
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the American Cancer Society
James T. Meredith, 77, of West Georgetown Road, died at 1:50 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
James retired from Arvin in 2001 after 48 years of service. He loved fishing, hunting and gardening and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Born in Brown County May 2, 1936, James was the son of Monte Thurston Meredith and Lennie Folks Meredith. He married Ruth E. Reed May 6, 1956. She survives.
Also surviving are sons, Billy (Donita) Meredith of Columbus, Indiana, Bobby (Nanette) Meredith of Hermitage, Tennessee, and Orville (Jennifer) Meredith of Louisville, Kentucky; daughters, Mildred (Kevin) Hobson of Norman, Indiana, Melinda (Mark) Stroup of North Vernon, Indiana, and Judy Meredith of Columbus, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gary Meredith of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sisters, Sharon Aull of Columbus, Indiana, and Barbara Wilson of Halltown, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
James was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and four sisters.
September 28, 1934 - November 30, 2013
FUNERAL: Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Chuck Coleman officiating.
VISITATION: Will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
BURIAL: Will be at Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.
John M. Hensley, 79, of East Karlsway Drive, died at 5:35 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital.
He was born in Manchester, Kentucky, September 25, 1934, the son of the late Estel and Myrtle Rice Hensley.
He married Leona Singleton on February 16, 1959, and she survives.
John was employed at Columbus Regional Hospital as a valet. He enjoyed sports, especially NASCAR. He loved old trucks, grilling, and especially family gatherings.
In addition to his wife, John is also survived by sons, Steven Hensley of Oregon, Ron (Carolyn) Hensley of North Vernon, and Craig Hensley of Columbus; daughters, Sharon (James) Benvie of Oregon, Vicki (Darrell) Fitzgerald of Columbia, S.C., Crystal Hensley of North Vernon, and Regina Hensley of Columbia, S.C.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Clara Mullins of Erlanger, Ky.
John was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and two sisters.
July 18, 1921 - November 29, 2013
SERVICES: Tuesday December 3, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.
VISITATION: Monday December 2, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Tuesday from 9:00 A.M. until time of services.
OFFICIANT: Rev. Thomas Bennardo, a grandson, of Hilliard, Ohio.
FINAL RESTING PLACE: Springer Cemetery in Bartholomew County.
Inez Ann Morgan, age 92, went to be with the Lord at 9:35 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2013 at Willlow Crossing Health and Rehabilitation Center in Columbus.
She was born July 18, 1921, in Columbus to Everett and Hanna (McKinney) Carmer.
Mrs. Morgan was a born again Christian who loved her Lord with all her heart, soul and mind. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who gave her life to her family.
She married Wayne Flickinger in 1939 and later wed Paul Morgan in 1948, both of whom preceded her in death.
Mrs. Morgan is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Thomas) Bennardo of Columbus, Joyce (Steve) Greenhaw of Inola, Oklahoma, Paula (Rob) Biondoleno of Carthage, Illinois, and Samantha (Brent) Denny of Columbus; her sons Vincent (Janie) Flickinger of San Antonio, Texas, Marion (Paula) Flickinger of Frindley, Minnesota, and Richard (Hilda) Morgan of Seymour; her sister Margaret Burton of Sebring, Florida; her brother Thomas Carmer of Columbus; 23 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; her sons, Mickel Flickinger and Paul Morgan Jr.; daughters, Nina Willoughby, Clyine Anderson, and Della Ann Morgan; sisters, Edna Young, Mary Tucker, Katherine Baker, June Crossland, and Patricia Brown; brothers, Roy Carmer and Cecil Carmer; and a grandson, Paul Morgan III.
August 12, 1923 - November 27, 2013
FUNERAL: 12:00 P.M. Friday, November 29, 2013 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.
VISITATION: 10 a.m. until service time on Friday.
BURIAL: Garland Brook Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.
Mildred L. Arrington, 90, of Two Worlds Drive, died at 8:36 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
Mildred graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1941. During World War II she worked in the laboratory at Indiana Steel and Wire in Muncie. Upon her husband's return from the war, they moved to Columbus where they owned multiple service stations in the Columbus area. She was a member of First Christian Church, Order of the Eastern Star and the Elks Club. She was an avid bowler and golfer, making three holes-in-one throughout her life. She also loved playing bridge and going to bingo.
Born in Muncie Aug. 12, 1923, Mildred was the daughter of Ernest Hagden and Maude Hagden. She married John A. Arrington Jan. 11, 1942. He preceded her in death Dec. 10, 1992.
Survivors include a son, Timothy L. Arrington, Columbus, IN; a daughter, Rita S. Davis, Columbus, IN; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, John R. Arrington; and brothers, Bernard, Fred, Clarance, Ray, Earl and Ernest Hagden Jr.
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