Jewell-Rittman Funeral Home
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3855 25th St
Columbus, IN 47203
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February 22, 1954 - August 29, 2014
VISITATION: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Monday, September 1, 2014.
OFFICIATING: Rev. Gerald Hancock.
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: American Cancer Society.
Terry D. Conner, 60, of Central Ave., died at 9:27 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014, at Columbus Regional Hospital.
Terry was born February 22, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan the son of James M. and Gwen Warner Conner.
Terry enjoyed watching NASCAR, listening to Gospel music, and spending time with his family. He especially loved his cat Bubby.
Survivors include his mother Gwen Warner of Columbus; a daughter Connie; several grandchildren; brother Kevin (Shelia) Conner of Edinburgh, Indiana; a sister Patricia Cuyle of Greenville, North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his father James M. Conner & a brother James "Mike" Conner.
January 28, 1942 - August 27, 2014
VISITATION: 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: First Christian Church or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana
Phyllis Diana Hale Sewell, 72, died at 10:48 p.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. She was born January 28, 1942, in Dayton, KY, to the late Orlando and Margaret Rowe Hale. She married Ronald Sewell January 1, 1984, in Rockville, MD. He survives.
Phyllis grew up in Dayton, KY, graduating from Dayton High School before attending and graduating from Cincinnati Christian University, with graduate studies at Xavier University in Cincinnati.
Following graduation from college, Phyllis was employed as an editor with Standard Publishing in Cincinnati; as a reservations agent with Delta Air Lines in Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore; in several administrative positions with General Electric and IBM in Washington, D.C.; and as assistant to the president of Reising Radio Partners in Columbus, IN.
Her passion was Christian music and she loved participating in bell choirs. She was a gifted singer and enjoyed singing both solo and choral music in church settings, most recently with First Christian Church Choir, Columbus, IN.
Phyllis loved to travel with husband, Ron, and she dearly loved being with her kids and grandkids. Her other hobbies included Bible studies, history, genealogy and reading, especially cozy British mysteries.
She moved with her husband to Columbus in 1991 and fell in love with her newly adopted community. She became an Architectural Tour guide with the Visitors Center to learn more about Columbus. She was a member of First Christian Church and an active participant in the Works-In-Progress Life Group. Phyllis was also a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Joseph Hart Chapter, in Columbus.
In addition to her husband, Phyllis is survived by son, Christopher (Lisa) Crabill of Fort Worth, TX; daughters, Kelly (Keith) Mozena of Woodstock, GA, Shannon (Dan) Baker of Oneonta, NY, and Wendie (Chris) Jordan of Johnson City, TN; a sister, Marilyn Hale of Frankfort, IN; and grandchildren, Daniel, Kelsey and Ally Baker and Sydney and Ryan Jordan.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Wanda Hale and Kathleen Hobt.
Family and friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 31, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home on 25th Street. A memorial service will be conducted immediately following visitation at 4:15 p.m., with Justin White and Dan Wallace officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to First Christian Church, Columbus, or to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
July 12, 1950 - August 25, 2014
OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Wes Jones
VISITATION: 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
James M. Hill, 64, of County Road 300S, died at 8:44 p.m. Monday, August 25, 1024, at his home in Columbus.
James was born July 12, 1950, in Indianapolis, the son of James Chester and Roeita Jean Foist Hill.
He was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and, after receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Marines, worked as a carpenter doing construction.
James enjoyed collecting guns and knives, leatherworking, and riding his Harley. When he was younger, he also enjoyed sketching and drawing.
Survivors include his mother, Roeita Jean Foist Lyle of Columbus; sons, Jeremy, Skyhawk, Ricky, Randy and Robbie; daughters, Michelle and Jamie; a brother, Dennis (Sheri) Hill; sisters, Joyce (Revis) Underwood and Nancy Caldwell; and eleven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Chester Hill.
July 1, 1939 - August 24, 2014
OFFICIATING CLERGY: Pastor Larry Coon
FINAL RESTING PLACE: Springer Cemetery
VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: Charles Wayne Wiley Memorial Fund
Wayne was born July 1, 1939 in Seymour, the son of Ed and Cathleen Helt Wiley.
Being a "jack of all trades", Wayne worked many jobs throughout his life. He worked as a carpenter, an electrician, and a plumber. Wayne enjoyed hunting, collecting antiques, spending time with his friends, and mushroom hunting.
The funeral will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Pastor Larry Coon officiating. Calling will be from 11:00 A.M. until service time Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Springer Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles Wayne Wiley Memorial Fund through the funeral home.
Survivors include his daughters Laura (Larry) Guthrie of Nineveh, Indiana, Rhonda (Tim) Blandford of Seymour, Indiana; a son Clint (Sondie) Wiley of Elizabethtown, Indiana; sisters Karen (Chris) Crawl of Columbus, Alma (Keith Guthrie) Wiley & Virginia (Ronnie) Eckert both of Elizabethtown, Peggy Wiley of Los Angeles, California; a brother Denny (Dottie) Wiley of Derry, New Hampshire; a sister-in-law Kathie Wiley of Englewood, Florida, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ed & Cathleen Helt Wiley; and a brother Dale Wiley.
December 27, 1923 - August 23, 2014
OFFICIATING CLERGY: Virgil Clotfelter
FINAL RESTING PLACE: Garland Brook Cemetery
VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday and one hour prior to the services on Tuesday at the funeral home
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: Our Hospice Of South Central Indiana or Willow Crossing Nursing Home for a staff appreciation luncheon.
Frances E. (Perkins) Abner, 90 of Columbus, passed away at 12:30 A.M. Saturday August 23, 2014 in the Willow Crossing Nursing Home. She was born December 27, 1923 in Glasgow, Kentucky to the late John and Nettie (Thomas) Perkins.
Frances has lived in Columbus for most of her life. She married James A. Abner and he preceded her in death on July 25, 1992.She was a member of the Garden City Church of Christ and the Golden Harvesters of the church. Frances worked at babysitting, selling Avon, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation and retired in 1979 from Cummins Engine Company.
Frances leaves behind a daughter, Linda (Gary) Kremer of Indianapolis; 3 sons, Chilton (Donna) Abner of Seymour; Jerry (Jeannie) Abner of Columbus and James (Lisa) Abner of Columbus. Also surviving is a sister, Bessie Ruark of Gallatin, TN; 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Frances was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a daughter Elizabeth Giles.
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