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Jessie Colleen GerkinPassing: March 2, 2019


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, March 7th @ 2:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, March 7th @ 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

To be Announced

MITCHELL – Jessie Colleen Gerkin, 90, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Born September 13, 1928, in Jennings County, she was the daughter of Clinton Henry and Clarissie Belle (Hagemier) Carroll.  She married Lloyd Gerkin May 4, 1947, and he preceded her in death March 17, 2018.

Colleen was a homemaker and was graduated from Huron High School in 1946.  She enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening and flowers.  Colleen was a member of Mitchell Senior Citizens, and did a lot of traveling and camping.  She loved her family.

Donna Kendall of Mitchell
Julie Lynn (Steve) Drake of Lebanon
Steve Gerkin of Mitchell
Brian (Peggy) Gerkin of Mitchell
Doug (Sandy) Kendall, Carol Conley, Michael Kendall, Amy (Jeff) Wilson, Chrislyn (Mike) Particka, Daniel Gerkin, Emily (Nathan) Rogers, Thomas Gerkin, Jacob (Audra) Gerkin, Elizabeth (Bryce) Stephens, and Allie Gerkin
great grandchildren,
Andrew (Rebecca) Barber, Aaron Barber, David (Kelsey) Kendall, Angela Kendall, Madeline and Sam Wilson, Ben and Claire Particka, Alivia, Jackson, Max,  and Liam Rogers, Shane and Elaina Gerkin, and Madison, Ethan, and Ella Gerkin 
Sheila Dorsett of Mitchel
Pat (Don) Kerber of Mitchell

Her parents; grandson, Phillip Kendall; and siblings, Flaura Jane “Junie” Dumond and Wallace Carroll, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Riley Hospital for Children or Mitchell Senior Citizens

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13 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Sherri Lynch-Winston | http://Jacksonville, FL
    Date: March 7, 2019
    Thinking of all of the family during this time. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  2. Guest: Shelia WAY Reef | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: March 7, 2019
    So sorry for the loss of your mother! She was a true angel heaven will be blessed with her arrival! Prayers for you all! Sorry couldn’t attend due to illness! Thoughts with you all family and friends! God bless you!
  3. Guest: Lorna Joyce Mundy | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: March 7, 2019
    My condolences to Coleen's family with a special word to Donna, Sheila and Pat. I had such a good visit with Coleen at the Mitchell Library Music Jam on Feb. 21, and she really enjoyed the music. We talked over old times from Huron High School days. She was a wonderful lady. I am sorry I can't attend the service, but my thoughts and prayers are with you. Blessings, Joyce Mundy
  4. Guest: Candy King | http://Sarasota
    Date: March 6, 2019
    My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. Sending love and prayers to all.
  5. Guest: Charles Barber | http://Frankfort, IL
    Date: March 5, 2019
    I had the pleasure of knowing Colleen for nearly 3 decades and have many fond memories, most of which involved sitting in the backyard listening to the birds, talking about her lovely flower gardens and enjoying the Beauty and Peace nature brought! Truly an Angel of a Lady.
  6. Guest: Ruby and David Nelson | http://Pittsburg, CA
    Date: March 5, 2019
    Always such a kind and gentle soul. The Gerkin family with their amazing family gatherings for various holidays is an inspiration to many. Remember best memories.
  7. Guest: Judy Stevens | http://Mitchell
    Date: March 5, 2019
    Dear Pat & families - Thinking of you at this hard time.. Hopefully many good memories will give you a peaceful heart..You know there are 2 sets of footprints now for you..
  8. Guest: Pat Maxwell | http://Bradenton, Florida 34207
    Date: March 4, 2019
    Sorry for your loss. Colleen was like a sister to me.
  9. Guest: Brigette Burns | http://Bloomington
    Date: March 4, 2019
    I am sorry to hear of Colleen's passing. She and Lloyd were great friends with my grandparents, Bob and Barbara Medlock and she always spoke fondly of their many "adventures" together. She was a witty and kind lady, and it was always a pleasure speaking with her.
  10. Guest: Shirley Wagner | http://Mitchell
    Date: March 4, 2019
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with all the family especially Doug, Sandy, David, and Angela.
  11. Guest: Randy Hensley | http://French Lick, IN
    Date: March 4, 2019
    Sorry for your loss Brian.
  12. Guest: Karen Brewer | http://Bedford, INDIANA 47421
    Date: March 4, 2019
    To Dan Gerkin and Family, so sorry for your loss.
  13. Guest: Bob, Judy and Mike Shepherd | http://Clayton, NC
    Date: March 4, 2019
    Very sorry to learn of Mrs Gerkin’s passing She was a remarkable lady.