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Elberta ‘Jean’ Utterback
Elberta “Jean” Utterback, 93, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. She was a resident of Christina House in Franklin.
She was born on July 29, 1920, in Mechanicsville, Iowa, to Blaze and Freda (Davis) Robertson. She married Bennett Utterback in 1938. He preceded her in passing in 1983.
Jean is survived by two daughters, Betty Jean (Don) Combs-Sedam of Franklin and Janice (Fred) Bullman of Bargersville; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-stepgrandchildren.
She also was preceded in passing by three siblings, Betty Robertson, Grace (Robertson) Moore and Bob Robertson.
Jean was a graduate of Union High School and attended Purdue University.
Jean worked as a store clerk with Smith Bros. in Providence. She later was employed by the Indiana State Police and worked in Johnson County government. She retired from the Indiana Masonic Home, where she worked as a houseparent, as a receptionist and in residential services.
Jean was a member of Providence Christian Church. She was a past matron of the Providence Chapter No. 584, Order of the Eastern Star. Jean received her 75-year pin from the Eastern Star. She was a past president of the Business and Professional Women’s Association and a member of the Johnson County Historical Society.
The Revs. Steve Sorensen and Roger Gifford will conduct a service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Christian Church, 4080 W. County Road 100N, Bargersville, IN 46106.
Online condolences may be made at www.flinnmaguire.net.
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