Johelen Siler

North Vernon

Johelen Dawn “Jody” Siler, 51, of North Vernon, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at her home.

Born November 12, 1965, in Columbus, she was the daughter of Donald and Juanita Akin Baker. She married Anthony Siler on March 4, 1988, in Columbus. He preceded her in death on April 20, 2014.

Jody attended the Hope School system and retired from Jennings County Schools in March 2016 after 18 years as a cook at North Vernon Elementary School. She was a member of Hayden Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

Survivors include daughters, Jessica Bradley of Scottsburg and Angel Siler of Columbus; sisters, Jackie Baker of Tennessee and Shelia Roberts of North Vernon; and grandchildren, Kyle Siler and Kaven Mitchell, both of North Vernon.

Jody was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother, Donald Wallace Baker.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2016, at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with Elder Mike Chastain officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Monday. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to the family for expenses.

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