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Violet M. Atwood

Violet M. (White) Atwood, 80, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her home in Franklin.

She was born in Franklin 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 Feb. 21, 2012, after 52 loving years of marriage.

Violet is survived by her children, Dana (George) Moore, Angela (Jeff Gillard) Atwood, David (Judy) Asher, Richard (Dirinda) Asher and Kerry (Sara) Atwood, all of Franklin, Rebecca Asher of Celina, Tenn., 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 one great-great-granddaughter.

Violet was preceded in death by two sons, Francis Eugene Asher and Steven Lee Atwood.

She retired in 1991 as the activities director for the Franklin Senior Center. Prior to that, she held the same position at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin.

Violet was a lifelong member of Franklin Memorial Christian Church and formerly was a 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 and the Restless” soap opera and game shows on television.

The Rev. Larry McAdams will conduct a funeral service at 1 p.m. Monday at Franklin Memorial Christian Church, 1720 Graham Road. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Violet to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. 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

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