CHARLESTOWN, Ind. — Kathleen Whitlow Davidson, 94, of Charlestown, Ind., died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Maple Manor Christian Home in Sellersburg, IN.
Kathleen was born Sept. 25, 1918, to Louis V. and Lou Ella Whitlow in Monroe County. She graduated from Temple Hill High School and attended Draughons Business School in Nashville, Tenn. She married Robert F. Davidson in March of 1941. She worked at T. J. Samson Community Hospital for 17 years and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Glasgow.
Kathleen was a wonderful quilter and saw to it that all of her grandchildren had one of her handmade quilts. She also made quilts for some of her great-grandchildren. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, who was killed in Europe in World War II; a granddaughter, Lori Medley Henderson, and nine siblings.
She is survived by her three daughters, Gretta (Dan) Wilkinson, of Johnston, Iowa, Betty (Gene) Bilbao, of Benton, Penn., and Robbie (Carroll) Medley, of Charlestown, Ind.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 until 7 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to Maple Manor Christian Home, 643 W. Utica St., Sellersburg, IN 47172.
Zada L. Gee
BOWLING GREEN — Zada L. Gee, 74, of Bowling Green, and a native of Glasgow, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Bowling Green.
Arrangements are being handled by Burnam & Son Mortuary.
Margie J. Highfill
PERU, Ind. — Margie J. Highfill, 78, passed away March 6, 2013 due to injuries from a car accident.
She was born in Bow, on July 20, 1934. She worked at AGP and the Eagle Lodge in Peru. She loved to bowl and was an excellent seamstress. She loved to boogie down and be silly. She married Claude Highfill in 1990 and moved to Seffner, Fla. She drove back every year to see her children, uncles, aunts and friends.
She is survived by three daughters, Patty (Bob) Dodson, of Anderson, Ind., Sue Froedge, of Edmonton, and Sandy Riley, of Anderson, Ind.; two uncles, Rusty Ooten, of Peru, Ind., and Bill Brewster, of Edmonton; one nephew, Roger (Nancy) Brewster, of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Dawn (Danny) Key, of Pendleton, Ind., Angie (Chris) McCoy, of Edmonton, Wendy (Jim) Alumbaugh, of Anderson, Ind., Pam Holman, of Glasgow, Dewayne (Traci) Taylor, of Glasgow, Jeremy (Heather) Dodson, of Anderson, Ind., and Ervie Melton, of Edmonton; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Maryann and Denny Guss and many more.
When her daughters told her she was going to be a grandma, she told her girls she was too young to be a grandma and they needed to find out what caused that. She decided to be a “sexy” grandma and then when she became a great-grandma, she was renamed by them as Grandma Florida.
Margie was blessed to live to see five generations and was loved by all who knew her. She touched everyone’s lives in different ways and will always be loved and remembered for her special sense of humor.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Chole Wright; her husband, Claude Highfill; her uncles, Ervin Ooten, Floyd “Whitey” Ooten; and her aunts, Lillie Gilbert, Edith Brewster, Kathleen Ooten and Maxine Ooten.
She was laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Claude, at Mifflin Cemetery in Taswell, Ind., on Wednesday, March 13, at 2 p.m. Officiating pastor was Rod Correll.