WILKINSON — Ottie “Jean” Bitner, age 80, of Wilkinson, passed away Friday morning, March 28, 2014, at Springhurst Health Campus in Greenfield.
He was born April 9, 1933, in Rush County, the son of the late Ottie C. and Hazel (Jackson) Bitner.
Jean was an avid farmer for 50 years and drove a school bus for Madison and Hancock schools for 50 years as well. He loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Betty (McClarnon) Bitner of Wilkinson; two daughters, Sheryl (Ron) Graeflin of Katy, Texas, and Stephanie (Chris) Pitcock of Shirley; grandchildren, Brittny (Andy) Rouse of Greenfield, Aaron (Ashley) Cole of Pendleton, Zacary and Abigail Graeflin of Katy, Texas; great-grandchildren, Hayden and Madisyn Rouse; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Jean Prickett of Fortville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother; Delmas Bitner; and sisters, Mildred Frohme and Maxine Bitner.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with the Rev. Jack Duckworth officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to New Life Church of the Nazarene, 3615 Raible Ave., Anderson, IN 46011
Post online condolences at www.condoandson.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.