Phyllis Ilene Patton – Mitchell
June 1, 1936 – May 16, 2019
Phyllis Ilene Patton, 82, of Mitchell, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Paoli Health and Living Community.
Born June 1, 1936, in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Jefferson and Zelphia (Coulter) Henderson. She was married to Kenny Patton and he preceded her in death.
Phyllis had been employed 20 years at Ted’s Drive-in. She was a member of Order of Eagles Lodge No. 654 Auxiliary. Phyllis was very energetic and enjoyed landscaping and collecting Turner dolls and Longaberger baskets.
Survivors include her children, Betty Hancock of Mitchell, Blake Yeary of Fort Ritner, Robert Canfield of Mitchell; grandchildren, Tiffany Jones of Bedford, William Jones of Huron, Darci Hancock of Mitchell, Nick Hancock of Mitchell, Kris Canfield of Bedford, Keisha Canfield of Bedford, Amber Canfield of Mitchell, Brandon Yeary of Bedford, Heidi Williams of Bedford; 5 great-grandchildren
Her parents; husband; daughters, Maxine Ashley and Kathy Norris; and siblings, Leroy Henderson, Leo Henderson, Wilbur Henderson, Bill Henderson, Denny Henderson, and Lila Sullivan preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
Janice Haskett Hutchings – Bedford
February 28th, 1948 – May 8, 2019
Janice Haskett Hutchings, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, surrounded by her family.
Janice was born February 28, 1948, in Bedford, to Charles William Haskett and Wilma Delores (Evans) Haskett of Bedford, both who preceded her in death in February of 2007. Also preceding her in death was a great-granddaughter, Gionna Jones in 2012.
Janice graduated from Northeast High School in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1966 and spent one year studying at Florida State University. She spent the next twenty years raising five daughters in a Christian household, working in the church bookstore and teaching at Word of Life Academy.
In the late 1980s, Janice earned her Bachelor’s degree in Geography from IUPUI, her Master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1993, and worked toward her Ph.D. in Cultural Geography at Indiana State University in the years following.
Janice was a teacher, teaching all levels of students, inmates, and even other educators.
She not only majored in Cultural Geography, but she also lived it as a world traveler. Her travels took her across the globe to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where she accepted a position as governess to a princess of the royal family.
After several years as a governess, Janice returned to Florida to care for her ailing parents. After their passing, she returned once again to Bedford, working on her family genealogy, documenting her father’s military service, and entertaining family and friends alike with her stories and teachings.
Janice is survived by her five daughters, Christa (Youssef) Jouani, Michele Hutchings Gray, Rebecca (Doug) Buffington, Abigail (Joey Johnson) Hutchings, Deborah (Arnold) Thurman; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Danny (Mary Barrios) Haskett; her sister Patricia Connor; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins whom she loved dearly.
On Saturday, July 13th, interment of remains will be at Fayetteville Community Cemetery at 4 p.m. followed by a memorial gathering at the Bathhouse in Otis Park, Bedford, Indiana.
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