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August 15, 2013

Jessie L. Dickerson

Feb. 6, 1916 - Aug. 14, 2013

HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. — Jessie L. Dickerson, 97, former Lapel resident, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Summit Villa in Holts Summit, Mo.

She was born on Feb. 6, 1916, in Orestes, to William and Hazel (Mills) Meeker.

She graduated from Lapel High School in 1934.

Jessie was married Oct. 16, 1942, in Lapel, to Neal F. Dickerson who preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1985.

Jessie worked for Delco Remy for eight years before she became a homemaker. She also had worked as a clerk in the former Lapel Drug Store for 17 years.

She was a resident of Lapel for 91 years and was very involved in a variety of community activities and organizations. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for 92 years and served on the church advisory board as well as other committees. She was a children’s Sunday school teacher and longtime member of the United Methodist Women. She belonged to the Nameless Bridge Club for 73 years; the Lady Lions Club; the Home Economics Club; and the Women’s Society of Christian Service. Jessie was a troop leader for the local Cub and Brownie Scouts.

Jessie was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend whose life goal was serving others without notice. She loved to laugh and live life to its fullest. She had many interests including reading, keeping up with local and national politics, needle work, bridge, cooking and traveling.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda (husband, Jim) Ennis of Jefferson City, Mo.; two grandchildren, Ashley (husband, Chad) Greeno of Shawnee, Kan., and Andrew (wife, Sara) Ennis of Liberty, Mo.; and four great-grandchildren, Riley, Brady, and Chase Greeno and Elizabeth Ennis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal; a son, Kenneth N. Dickerson; three sisters, Martha Keesling, Alma Neese and Mary Payne; and two special nieces, Mary E. and Sandra Neese.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 N. Main St., Lapel, with the Rev. Justin Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Lapel.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 606, Lapel, IN 46051-0606.

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