MITCHELL — Jowana “Jo” Tritle, 69, Mitchell, passed away at 7:00 a.m. Friday, October 9, 2009, at her residence.
Born October 31, 1939, in Orleans, she was the daughter of Arthur R. and Nadine (Riley) Kinser. She married William L. Tritle February 14, 1959, and this year they celebrated their 50th anniversary.
She was a registered nurse and had been employed at Dunn Memorial Hospital, Hoosier Uplands, and retired from General Motors as an occupational health nurse. Jo graduated from Mitchell High School in 1957 and Marion College. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star No. 352, Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Tri Kappa, and the Mitchell First Church of God.
William L. Tritle, Mitchell
Traci L. Tritle-Bell and husband, Chris, Bedford
Bill Tritle, Jr., Spencer
Nadine Kinser, Seymour
Janice Ragsdale and husband, Don, Bloomington
Jacquie Drummond and husband, Dan, Seymour
Jayne Hillan and husband, Greg, Greenwood
Terra Tritle and Amber Williams
several nieces and nephews
Her father and daughter, Terri Jo Tritle Meadows, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at the Mitchell First Church of God with Reverend Paul Flores and Reverend Roland Holtsclaw officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.