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Fern Terwillegar

Fern (Hall) Terwillegar, age 86, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on April 9th, 2015 at Medco Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born on May 23rd, 1928 in Orange County, Indiana to Richard and Lettie (Apple) Hall.

Fern was preceded in death by her parents, (3) Sisters – Edith, Marie and Maxine; (1) Nephew – Rex D. Conrad and (1) Niece – Judy Kendall.

She graduated From Paoli High School with the Class of 1945.

Fern was a member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Orange County Women’s Church Group, Friends of the Melton Public Library, P.E.O., West Baden Historical Society and the Beechwood Christian Church.

She served as Orange County Treasurer for 8 years and retired from the State of Indiana Motor Vehicles.

Fern was active in many organizations, her church and loved to travel. She had close family ties with her nieces, nephews and their families. She adored Lucy, Susie’s Golden Retriever, who was a frequent visitor with Fern.

She is survived by:

(1) Daughter Susie Owen (Gerald Ritter) French Lick, Indiana

(1) Nephew Ron Ellis (Pat) Raleigh, North Carolina

(4) Nieces Linda White (Mike) Carmel, Indiana
Janet Atkins (John) Brownsburg, Indiana
Arla Fox New Palestine, Indiana
Jacque Gillespie Columbus, Indiana

Many great nieces and nephews also survive Fern.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home. Friends may call from 11:00 AM Saturday until the time of service at the funeral home.

Pastor Joan Daniels and Rev. Francine Wall will officiate.

Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 W. State Rd. 56, French Lick, Indiana. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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Fern was a wonderful, loving, caring, intelligent and witty lady.  Those whom came into contact with her were truly blessed by her presence, myself included. My prayers are with her family and friends.

James Pavey Apr 14 2015 12:00 AM

Susie - so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing.  She was such a wonderful woman and I enjoyed being in her company.  She always had a special glow and will be greatly missed.  Condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

Sandi Woodward Apr 14 2015 12:00 AM

Susie please accept my deepest sorrow for your loss.  I have so many wonderful memories of your Mom from the time I was a child and through adulthood.  Always know I am here for you.  Fern will be greatly missed.

Marsha Apr 14 2015 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Fern's passing.

Karen Stephenson Kibler Apr 13 2015 12:00 AM

We were so sadden to hear of Fern's passing.  What a lovely lady and she was always a lady in everything she did.  Please tell us if we can help in any way.  Don't want to intrude on your grief at this time but don't hesitate to call us.  Our sympathy and love.

Bob & Sharon Withers Apr 10 2015 12:00 AM

Susie and family.   Our deepest sympathies.  Fern was one of a kind and we loved her.  Precious and special. Always a delight.

John and Terry Duncan Apr 10 2015 12:00 AM