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Jewelene (Winchester) Lavender 92, of Indianapolis, IN. passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born November 27, 1924 in Cooperative, McCreary County, Kentucky to Haney P. and Pearl M. (Bell) Winchester.  She married Harold K. Lavender on August 1, 1942 in McCreary County, KY., who preceded her in death on April 5, 2004.  She was a member of Whitley City Church of God in Whitley City, KY., where she was a member of the women’s ministry and prayer group.  She had worked for Nilges Bakery and Bob’s Drug Store both on South East Street on Indianapolis’s Southside. 

Survivors include her son Reverend Michael W. Lavender (Melinda) of Columbus, IN., daughters D. Elizabeth “Liz” McLaughlin (Robert “Bob”) of Indianapolis, IN. and Patricia M. Hoffman (Richard Jr.) of Fortville, IN., eight grandchildren Rebecca Johnson (Judd) of Ft. Wayne, IN., Reverend Dan McLaughlin (Denise) of Bargersville, IN., Timothy Cline (Mary) of Irvine, KY., Christopher Cline (Jeanna) of Greenfield, IN., Jason Lavender (Amanda) of Westport, IN., Robin Pate (Donnie) of Greenwood, IN., Stacy Avila of Trafalgar, IN., and Dana Selke (Audrey) of Evansville, IN., 23 great grandchildren, 11 great great grandchildren, sisters Annabelle Gregory of Coopersville, KY., Helen Ross (Logan) of Revelo, KY., Jean Bloemker (Jim) of Versailles, IN., brother in law James Lavender of Indianapolis, IN. and sister in law Juanelle Cross of Indianapolis.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Jimmy Winchester and Larry Winchester, sister Judy Braden, infant sister Carol Valda Winchester, and a infant great grandson Luke Selke. 

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Pine Knot Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Dixon officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m.  Saturday till service time.  Burial will be in Lower Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family with local funeral arrangements.

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Expression of Sympathy Sep 21 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JEWELENE LAVENDER

Della Kreitzman Sep 21 2017 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the family! Jewelene was a precious lady. She will be missed by many! I was blessed to have visited with her a few times. She loved her family & friends! She was a prayer warrior and had a strong belief in her savior!
RIP beautiful Jewelene

Della Kreitzman Sep 21 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JEWELENE LAVENDER

Mariann Cline Sep 21 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JEWELENE LAVENDER

Donna (Soots) Wooldridge and family Sep 20 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JEWELENE LAVENDER

Karen, Ray & Tonya Thomas.....We will miss you deeply Sep 19 2017 12:00 AM

Please know that my prayers are with all of the family. Thank you all for excepting me as part of your family. Jewelene meant the world to me. You took me in & tried her best to keep me pointed toward Jesus. And I know I never made it easy for her, but she never gave up on me & prayed for me dailey....she loved me & always told me she did...I know when she prayed the devil was on the run because he knew she was touching heavens thrown....she will be greatly missed & was loved by many....you all will be in my prayers for the up coming days ahead of you....I love you all....RIP. My dear precious friend...

Karen Thomas Sep 19 2017 12:00 AM

Gone but never to be forgotten. Welcome home thou good and faithful servant. My life is richer from having known and loved you.

Wanda Monroe Sep 19 2017 12:00 AM