Obituary for Jeanette E. Elkins

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Jeanette E. Elkins

October 5, 1936 - April 19, 2016

Jeanette E. (Wilson) Elkins, age 79, passed away Tuesday morning, April 19, 2016 at her home in Indianapolis. She was a former resident of Morgantown and Brown County.

Jeanette was born in Indianapolis on October 5, 1936, to her parents; the late Harry E. and Betty L. (Moore) Wilson. She was a loving homemaker and worked as a unit ticket girl for Stokley’s in Indianapolis during the 1970’s. Prior to that, she worked for Frito Lay in Indianapolis as a packer.

Jeanette was a former member of the Way of the Holiness Church in Brown County and the Community Bible Church in Trafalgar. She was an avid reader of the Bible and Karen Kingsbury novels. Jeanette enjoyed spending time with her family, working puzzles and being on Facebook. She also enjoyed feeding the birds and cheering on the Indianapolis Colts.

Jeanette is survived by her children, Karen S. (Richard) Thorpe of Indianapolis, Mark A. (Betty) Kerner of Indianapolis, Leslie S. (Daniel) Vessey of Indianapolis and Scott A. (Wendy) Elkins of Franklin; sister, Joyce A. (Malcom) Goolsby of Celina, Tenn.; sister in law, Margaret Wilson of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell E. Elkins on November 18, 2008. They were married on August 12, 1990 in Brown County.

The Rev. Wayne Baker will conduct a funeral service on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Acton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Jeanette to the Cancer Care Center of Johnson Memorial Hospital, 1125 W. Jefferson St., Franklin, IN 46131.

Condolences may be sent to the Elkins family at

Information: (812) 597-4670

To view her tribute video, you can link directly to the video hosted on our white-labeled site:
Jeanette’s Tribute Video



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Born: October 5, 1936
Died: April 19, 2016

Condolences for Jeanette Elkins

Travis & Christy Golay posted on 1/1/00

We're sorry to hear about Jeanette's passing. She was always such a nice person. Our condolences to the family.


Kelli Pardieck posted on 1/1/00

Wendy, Scott, and Brittany Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Let us know if you need anything! Love, Pardieck Family


Angie Spear posted on 1/1/00

Mark and I are so sorry about Jeanette's passing. As you may or may not know, Jeanette has been an angel to me for many years, I have great memories with my grandpa and children fishing in her pond. And was able to keep my mom an extra 33yrs.because she was a good friend and called 911 when my mom needed help. So until we meet again, Thank you Jeanette for everything and Thank you to her family for sharing such a wonderful person. Sincerely, Angie and Mark Spear and family