Elberta “Jean” Utterback, 93, passed away on Sunday, April 6th, 2014 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. She was a resident of Christina House in Franklin.
She was born on July 29, 1920 in Mechanicsville, Iowa, to Blaze and Freda (Davis) Robertson. She married Bennett Utterback in 1938. He preceded her in passing in 1983. Jean is survived by two daughters, Betty Jean (Don) Combs-Sedam of Franklin and Janice (Fred) Bullman of Bargersville; seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in passing by her siblings, Betty Robertson; Grace (Robertson) Moore and Bob Robertson.
Jean was a graduate of Union High School and attended Purdue University.
Jean worked as a store clerk with Smith Bros. in Providence. She later was employed by the Indiana State Police and worked in the Johnson County Government. She retired from the Indiana Masonic Home where she worked as a houseparent, a receptionist and in Residential Services.
Jean was a member of the Providence Christian Church. She was a Past Matron of the Providence Chapter No. 584, Order of Eastern Star. Jean had received her 75 year pen from the Eastern Star. She was a past president of the Professional Business Women’s Association and a member of the Johnson County Historical Society.
Rev. Steve Sorensen and Rev. Roger Gifford will conduct a service on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 North Morton Street, (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Christian Church, 4080 West 100 North, Bargersville, Indiana 46106.