OBITUARIES

Kermit Alan Gulley

April 6, 1931-Aug. 26, 2014

Kermit Alan Gulley, 83, of Veedersburg passed away at 9:59 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 26, 2014, at the VA Illiana Health Care in Danville, Ill.

He was born April 6, 1931, at Danville, Ill., the son of Edward and Dessa (Nead) Gulley.

Surviving family include brother Ralph Gulley, Veedersburg; special friends, Patty Jo, Scott, Justin and Ryan Keller, Veedersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harold Gulley, Austin Gulley and Robert Gulley; and sister Virginia Carey.

Kermit had served his country in the Army 1955–1957. He had farmed south of Hillsboro until his retirement, and had also helped at the Senior Center in Williamsport. He was a member most recently of the Veedersburg Church of the Nazarene.

Kermit’s family and friends would like thank all those at the VA Illiana Health Care (Palliative Care Ward) for the wonderful care and treatment they had given Kermit during his stay.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Rockfield Cemetery, near Veedersburg, with military honors provided by American Legion Post #288 of Veedersburg. Arrangements entrusted to Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Covington Church of the Nazarene. 

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

 

Betty Gravett

Feb. 15, 1925-Aug. 27, 2014

Mrs. Betty Gravett, age 89, of Crawfordsville passed away on Aug. 27, 2014, at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health in Crawfordsville.

Betty was born Feb. 15, 1925, just fifteen minutes after her twin sister Bonnie, at her parent’s home in rural Fountain County to Elston Enis and Bessie Funk Fay.

She married George Gravett Jr. on Feb. 27, 1944, in Waynetown. They were the parents of John Robert Gravett and Rebecca Faye Ramey.

Betty was a 1945 graduate of Waynetown High School. She worked at R.R. Donnelley and Sons in Crawordsville for 42 years and retired in 1989. Betty was a member of the American Legion Auxillary and the Waynetown Baptist Church.

Betty devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with each of them and attending various activities that they were involved in. She had a special relationship with each child and they all believed that they were the favorite. Betty also enjoyed cooking. Fried chicken, homemade French fries and peach cobbler were a few of her most requested.

Betty is survived by her children: John (Cathy) Gravett of Pheonix; Becky Ramey of Crawfordsville; sister, Bonnie Simmons; sister-in-law, Jane Fay both of Waynetown; her grandchildren, Brian, Rob, Scott (Michele), Jon (Sharon), and Shelby; great-grandchildren, Rachel, Aubrey, Charlize, Sasha, Josephine, Kendal, Riley, Francesca and Kane; along with several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Barbara, brothers James, Charles and Louis and granddaughter Teresa.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Shoemaker Funeral Home in Waynetown with the Rev. Ron Raffignone officiating. Burial will follow in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery. The family will receive guests from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday.

 

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