Amy Jean Fletcher / 1924-2009

Published 9:37 am Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Amy Jean Fletcher

Amy Jean Fletcher

Amy Jean Fletcher, 85, of Thompson Road, Indianapolis, Ind. and formerly  of Pucker Street in Niles, died at 12:25 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at Saint Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the Fairland Christian Church, Niles, with Mr. Don Fleischman of the church and Mr. Ed Erskin of Northway Church of Christ, South Bend, Ind., officiating.

Committal will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 at Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles.

She was born on May 26, 1924, in South Bend, Ind. to Will and Gertrude (Tolnaar) Thomas and lived in Niles most of her life, attending Niles schools.

She had lived in Indianapolis for the past several years.

She was employed for 17 years in the food service of Niles Community Schools. She also served as the cook at Michiana Christian Service Camp for many years.

She was a charter member of Fairland Christian Church, Niles, were she taught Sunday School. She was an avid player of Bingo, but her greatest priority was caring for her family.
She is well remembered for her support and participation in the activities of her children when they were young and at home.

On Jan. 5, 1942, in Napoleon, Ohio, she married Gemroe Fletcher, who died on Aug. 9, 1993.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Delores Jean Fletcher, in 1968 and her brothers, Harold, Walter and Ralph Thomas and a sister, Nida Baxter.

Surviving family includes her children, Gemroe Ronald (Judy) Fletcher of Spokane, Wash., Karen (Jim) Ladd Custer of Greenwood, Ind., George (Dora) Fletcher of Mishawaka, Ind., Ken (Stephanie) Fletcher of Lawrence and Paul (Analise) Fletcher of New Whiteland, Ind.; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

“We loved our mother, and celebrate her homegoing to heaven and reunion with our father. We look forward to the day that we shall join them.”

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michiana Christian Service Camp, or to Great Lakes Bible College, Lansing.

Arrangements were by Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles.