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Lena “Jean” (Logsdon) Chitwood, 76, Nashville

Lena “Jean” (Logsdon) Chitwood, 76, of Nashville, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, July 25, 2013, at Brown County Health & Living Community. She was a former resident of Morgantown.

Jean was born in Brown County Aug. 11, 1936, to the late Ivy and Dorothy (Sweetwood) Logsdon Sr. She was a 1954 graduate of Helmsburg High School. Jean married Allen E. Chitwood Dec. 23, 1961, in Morgantown. He preceded her in death Jan. 16, 2008, after 46 loving years of marriage.

Jean worked at RCA in Indianapolis, Waycross Camp & Conference Center in Brown County and in various gift shops in downtown Nashville. She enjoyed the contact and interaction with the tourists who passed through Nashville and, whether it was making fudge and caramel apples at Schwab’s Fudge Shop, or selling gift and souvenir items at Townhouse Gifts, this Brown County girl always left people with a smile.

Jean loved spending time with family and friends, especially on the sandy beaches of Florida during her winter there. She would never pass up a good card game and enjoyed quilting, mushroom hunting, and singing in the church choir. She also looked forward to the annual “Old Settlers” gatherings, where she would catch up with what was going on in the lives of her dear friends. Over the years she attended Cottonwood Christian Church and Bear Creek Church, both of Brown County.

Jean is survived by her three daughters, Sandra Chitwood-Moore of North Vernon, Alana (Craig) Porritt and Marylin Chitwood, both of Nashville; five grandchildren, Bronson Taylor, Trever Chitwood, Shyla Moore, Sarah Porritt and Josh Barger; and two great-grandchildren, Dawson and Stetson Taylor. She will be remembered by her three sisters, Marylin Jordan of Avon, Jenny Wheatley and Dorothy Sipes, both of Nashville; and a brother, Ivy “Jack” (Louise) Logsdon of Greenwood. She will be remembered by her five grandchildren 

Jean was preceded in death by two sisters, Margie Gray and Elsie Robinson; and a brother, Edward Logsdon. 

A celebration of life service will be conducted Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Meredith–Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends can call from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Jean to Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th Street, Columbus, IN 47201.

Expression of caring and kindness can be made to the Chitwood family at meredith-clark.com.

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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West