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Obituary: Mollie J. Perkins, Grammer

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Mollie J. Perkins, 90, of Grammer, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Before retirement, Mollie was employed at Rockcreek School and Headstart as a cook. She was a member of Grammer Presbyterian Church and Order of the Eastern Star.

She enjoyed bingo, working on jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and watching birds.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Norman Funeral Home in Hope with the Rev. Connie Barr officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.  and Monday from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be at Bear Creek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be donated to Grammer Presbyterian Church or Alert Methodist Church.

Born January 26, 1924, in Decatur County, Mollie was the daughter of Flavis and Mary Mabel Van Scyoc Tempest. She married Doris "Bill" Perkins August 14, 1944, and he preceded her in death February 15,


Survivors include children, Evelyn Kay Prewitt of Lexington, Indiana, Billy Dee Perkins of Grammer, and Roxanna Lee Perkins (John) Hamilton of Scipio; grandchildren, Dawn, Eric, Sharon, Lisa, Neal, Billy, Mike, Steve, Erica and Jason; great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Derek, Ethan, Eric Scott, Sarah, Laura, Samantha, Rachel, Hannah, Nicholas, Michael, Lucas, Jacob, Tyler, Travis, Jalee, Rella, Nicole, Andrea, Garrett, Alivia, Kole and Arielle; 16 great-great grandchildren; brothers, Larry (Linda) Tempest of Florida, John (Jean) Tempest of Florida, and Edgerton (Ruthanna) Tempest of Burnsville.

Mollie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Mary Ellen Pottebaum; brothers, Fred and Billy Franklin Tempest; a great-grandson, Joseph Daniel Hamilton; and a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Perkins.

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