Violet M. (White) Atwood, age 80 passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, January 30, 2014 at her home in Franklin.
She was born inFranklin on March 21, 1933 to her parents, the late Fredrick Arthur and Dorothy Fern (Craig) White. Violet married Wilburn F. 'Dee' Atwood on July 11, 1959. Dee preceded her in death on February 21, 2012 after 52 loving years of marriage.
Violet is survived by her children: Dana (George) Moore of Franklin, Rebecca Asher of Celina, TN, Angela (Jeff Gillard) Atwood of Franklin, David (Judy) Asher of Franklin, Richard (Dirinda) Asher of Franklin, Kerry (Sara) Atwood of Franklin and Scott (Gina) Atwood of Indianapolis. She will be remembered by her siblings: Roberta (Wayne) Cheek of Whiteland, Diana (Ray) Payton of Greensburg and Sandy (Debbie) White of Columbus; 24 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter.
Violet was preceded in death by two sons: Francis Eugene Asher & Steven Lee Atwood.
She retired in 1991 as the Activities Director for the Franklin Senior Center and prior to that, she held the same position at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin. Violet was a life-long member of the Franklin Memorial Christian Church and was a former member of the church's choir. She enjoyed listening to country and gospel music and was a fan of Crystal Gayle and Patsy Cline. Violet was also a fan of the Young & Restless soap opera and games shows on television.
The Rev. Larry McAdams will conduct a funeral service on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Franklin Memorial Christian Church, 1720 Graham Road in Franklin. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m.until service time on Monday at the Church. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Violet to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Atwood family at www.meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670