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.