Annette Gilpin


Annette Gilpin, 81, of Columbus, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Annette was born February 15, 1936, in Louisville, Kentucky, to the late Frank Owsley Powell and Catherine Huff Powell. She married Kenneth R. Gilpin, February 14, 1956, and he preceded her in death.

Annette put God first in her life. She was a member of Flintwood Wesleyan Church and the Red Hat Society. She and her husband owned and operated Kenny and Son Wrecker Service. Her family and friends were important to her life and she enjoyed spending time with them.

Survivors include a son, Jeffrey C. Gilpin (Roberta) of Columbus; a daughter, Tammy A. Mitchell (Kevin) of Columbus; grandchildren, Matthew C. Gilpin, Robyn A. (Logan) Prather, Kolby A. Mitchell, all of Columbus; and one great-grandson, Kenneth Matthew Gilpin of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth R. Gilpin; a son, Allen R. Gilpin; and a brother, Frank Kenneth Powell.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 9, 2017, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Blair and Rev. Wes Jones officiating. Calling hours will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

You are invited to light a virtual candle, view Annette’s Memorial Tribute DVD and send a message to the family at