August 20, 1921 - November 7, 2020
Daphne “Jean” Vandeventer, 99, a lifelong Rush County resident passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 in Rushville. Daphne was born in Posey Township, Rush County on August 20, 1921 to the late Sam and Iris (Joyner) Gardner. She was a 1939 graduate of Arlington High School. Jean married Edward Milton Vandeventer Sr. on December 31, 1941 and he preceded her in death on September 18, 1987. Jean retired from Original Tractor Cab Company in Arlington after 27 years of service. She was a past member of Arlington Christian Church and current member of Main Street Christian Church. Jean raised her son, her siblings and grand-daughters. She was a founding member of the Jolly Dozen Club in Arlington. Jean loved sewing, making clothes for family, friends and also collected doll clothing. She collected many antique dolls. Jean enjoyed traveling and had been to 21 European countries, Hawaii twice and went to Daytona Beach yearly with Ed. Jean enjoyed holidays and family gatherings and especially Christmas. She was encouraged to enter her quilt in the 2017 Rush County Fair and won Champion Open Class Quilt at the age of 96. Survivors include a brother, Bob (Peggy) Gardner of Rushville; grandchildren: Gina Turner of Georgia, Cindy Sever of Rushvlle; 5 great-grandchildren; Kayla Robinson, Stevie Sever, Kimberly Sever and Jarid and Brett Roberts; 2 great-great grandsons and 4 great-great granddaughters; 2 sisters in law, Eleanor (Buddy) Gardner and Betty Vandeventer and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Jean was preceded in death by a son, Edward Milton Jr.; brother, Morris “Buddy”; sister Joan; granddaughter Mindy; and great-grandson, Andrew Stephen Jacobs. Graveside services will be held at 10 AM Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Arlington East Hill Cemetery. Pastor Chip West will preside. Memorial contributions may be made to Arlington East Hill Cemetery or the American Cancer Society.
Daphne “Jean” Vandeventer, 99, a lifelong Rush County resident passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 in Rushville. Daphne was born in Posey Township, Rush County on August 20, 1921 to the late Sam and Iris (Joyner) Gardner. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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