Lena "Jean" (Logsdon) Chitwood, age 76 passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, July 25, 2013 at the Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville. She was a resident of Nashville and a former resident of Morgantown.
Jean was born in Brown County on August 11, 1936 to the late Ivy and Dorothy (Sweetwood) Logsdon Sr. She was a 1954 graduate of Helmsburg High School jean married Allen E. Chitwood on December 23, 1961 in Morgantown. He preceded her in death on January 16, 2008 after 46 loving years of marriage.
Jean worked at RCA in Indianapolis, Waycross Camp & Conference Center in Brown County and in various gift shops in downtown Nashville. She enjoyed the contact and interaction with the tourist that passed through Nashville and whether it was making fudge and Caramel apples at Schwab's Fudge Shop or selling gift and souvenir items at the Townhouse Gifts, this Brown County girl always left people with a smile.
Jean loved spending time with family and friends, especially on the sandy beaches of Florida during her winter there. She would never pass up a good card game and enjoyed quilting, mushroom hunting, and singing in the church choir. She also looked forward to the annual "Old Settlers" gatherings where she would catch up with what was going on in the lives of her dear friends. Over the years she attended the Cottonwood Christian Church and the Bear Creek Church both of Brown County.
Jean is survived by her three daughters: Sandra Chitwood-Moore of North Vernon, Alana (Craig) Porritt & Marylin Chitwood both of Nashville; five grandchildren: Bronson Taylor, Trever Chitwood, Shyla Moore, Sarah Porritt and Josh Barger; and two great grandchildren: Dawson and Stetson Taylor. She will be remembered by her three sisters: Marylin Jordan of Avon, Jenny Wheatley and Dorothy Sipes both of Nashville; one brother: Ivy "Jack" (Louise) Logsdon of Greenwood. She will be remembered by her five grandchildren
Jean was preceded in death by two sisters: Margie Gray & Elsie Robinson; and one brother: Edward Logsdon.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Jean to the Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th Street, Columbus, IN 47201.
Expression of caring and kindness can be made to the Chitwood family at meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670