Edora Horstman

North Vernon

Edora Ann “Dody” Horstman, 85, of North Vernon, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Monday, August 17, 2015, at her residence. 

She was born November 23, 1929, in San Jacinto, the daughter of the late Charles David and Sue Elinor Fields Holmes. She married George John Horstman April 16, 1950, in San Jacinto. He survives.

Mrs. Horstman was a homemaker and had also worked as office staff for the Ira Hamilton Law Office from 1948 to 1953. She was a 1946 graduate of Butlerville High School. She is a member of Zion Baptist Church in North Vernon. She was a former member of Graham Baptist Church, Ebenezer Methodist Church and a former 39-year member of First Baptist Church, all in Jennings County.

Mrs. Horstman was a 50-year member of 3 Corners Home Economics Club and Zion Mission Circle, both in Jennings County. She formerly served as treasurer of First Baptist Church and Sand Creek Association of American Baptist Women, was a former Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church, and formerly played piano at Graham Baptist Church.

She enjoyed knitting, reading, helping neighbors and playing Scrabble.

Surviving with her husband of 65 years, George, are three daughters, Deborah Sue (Gary) Bridges of Columbus, Judith Lynn (Andy) Morris of Westport and Rebecca Anne (Tom) May of Noblesville; one sister, Patricia Louise (Lee) Edens of Columbus; five grandchildren, Susannah (David) Hallgarth, Bethany Lee Bridges, Benjamin Thomas May, Philip Daniel May and Alaina JoAnn May, all of Noblesville; one stepgrandchild, Jeremy (Shirley) Bridges of Edinburgh; two great-grandchildren, Lilian Adora Hallgarth and Oliver David Hallgarth, both of Noblesville; and one stepgreat-grandchild, Tanisha Bridges of Edinburgh.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2015, at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with the Rev. Richard Burcham officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, August 20, 2015, from 4 until 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Zion Baptist Church or Our Hospice of Jennings County.

You are welcome to leave the family a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com.