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Obituary: Donna Jean Aldridge Pulliam, Seymour

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Mrs. Donna Jean Aldridge Pulliam, 84, of Seymour, resident of the Covered Bridge Health Campus for the past three years, passed away, Sunday morning July 20, 2014, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour.

Born March 4, 1930, in Shelbyville, Indiana, Donna was the daughter of Daily and Jannette (Rains) Aldridge. On August 27, 1949, in Shelbyville, she married Thomas E. Pulliam, Jr., who preceded her in death in 1992.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seymour, where she was active in the Rebecca Sunday School class. Donna was a 1949 graduate of Clifford High School. She had been employed as a manager with the Chestnut Motor Inn for 24 years. In her free time, Donna enjoyed cross-stitching, playing bingo, and watching the classic movies of old Hollywood. In her time as a resident of Covered Bridge, she developed a liking for marker coloring, especially on velveteen.

Donna is survived by her daughter, Carol Jean Matthews; three brothers, Robert, Richard, and Ronald Aldridge; two sisters, Ethel Jeffries and Kathy Smith; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Donna was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Terrie Jahn; a grandson, Danny Matthews; a son-in-law, Roy Matthews; two brothers, Donald Rains Harbert and Tommy Joe Aldridge; and two sisters, Polly Ann Spaulding and Mary Calahese.

Funeral services for Donna will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday July, 24, 2014, at the Voss Chapel with The Rev. Larry Tingle officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery, Seymour. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Voss Chapel and from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at Voss Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Seymour.

Condolences may be sent to the family through Voss Funeral Service email at A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home Website at

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