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Louise VanMeterPassing: July 9, 2012


Mitchell Cemetery

Thursday,Jul.12,2012, 3:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home


Mitchell Cemetery

Thursday,Jul.12,2012, 3:00 pm

MITCHELLLouise “Toots” VanMeter, 85, passed away at 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2012, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born September 16, 1926, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Washington “Red” Bertram and Lula Mae (Houchin) Grogan.

“Toots” was a homemaker and a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship.

Surviving: sons,
Roger (Judy) VanMeter, Richardson, Texas
Jimmy VanMeter, Mitchell
Jane Roof, Louisville
Gayle (Douglas) Strange, Loogootee
Rita Smith, Mitchell
Douglas D. Roof, Mark C. Smith, Stephanie Toy, Jennifer Louise VanMeter
6 great grandchildren
Billy Ray Bertram, Leitchfield, Kentucky
Kenny Bertram, Leitchfield, Kentucky
Joey Bertram, Leitchfield, Kentucky
Linda Malek, Hendersonville, Tennessee

Her parents; granddaughter, Julie VanMeter; and great granddaughter, infant Nicole Brooke Smith, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Mitchell Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Allen officiating.

Memorial Gifts: Bride of Christ Fellowship

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14 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Beth Pattison | Floyds Knobs, IN
    Date: August 18, 2012
    So sorry to learn about your loss. She was a gracious lady and will be missed.
  2. Guest: Steve Tindall | Crossville, TN
    Date: July 25, 2012
    Sons and Daughters of Toots, She's home now, "Where the Roses Never Fade". I'm glad that we had such a fine service. I loved her so.
    Date: July 22, 2012
    Dear Cousins, I'm so sorry to about Toot's passing. If I had known I would have been there. I loved her and our great memories with you all. My deepest sympathies to all the family. Maybe we should get together sometime, that would be nice. Brother Mike came in this weekend to see her but was too late. :(
  4. Guest: Vicky Dorsett Lancaster | Bloomington, IN
    Date: July 19, 2012
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you.
  5. Guest: Tina Case Smith | Bloomington, IN
    Date: July 19, 2012
    Dear Rita, Mark and Family: Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
  6. Guest: Terri Hawkins Robbins | Richmond, IN
    Date: July 17, 2012
    Dear Gayle and Family, I am so sorry to read about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Terri (Hawkins) and Sonny Robbins
  7. Guest: Marla Melton salazar | mitchell, IN
    Date: July 12, 2012
    i am so sorry for your loss she was a great lady and will be missed dearly dad and i want to say we are sorry and if you need anything that we can do we are heregod bless marla loyed rachel maggie and hayden
  8. Guest: Amanda Green | Loogootee, IN
    Date: July 12, 2012
    Jane, Gayle, Rita, Roger & Family.. My thoughts, prayers are with you all during difficult time. Louise will be greatly missed, she touched many hearts. I was one that she did, I remember our talks of Italy. Sharing stories of where she went, and telling me of places I had to visit when I went on my trip to Europe. She loved all the pictures I brought in and showed her of my trip. Miss you all as well, please call if you need anything. You can reach me at 812-295-2101. Love to all. Amanda Green
  9. Guest: Donna Walker | Louisville, KY
    Date: July 11, 2012
    Jane and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with each of you and my sincere sympathy is extended.
  10. Guest: Genia Mitchell | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 11, 2012
    Stephanie and Gale, Mom and I are so sorry for you lose. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Genia and Marilyn Ray
  11. Guest: Wanda Bultman Lloyd | Augusta, WV
    Date: July 11, 2012
    Roger, Judy and family: I am so very sorry to hear about Toots - I always loved stopping by there and she was always such a gracious host! My thoughts and love are with you all.
  12. Guest: Donny Jean Grissom | Mesa, AZ
    Date: July 11, 2012
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of a dear relative. I enjoyed returning for our family reunion and spending time visiting and my wife loved the homemade presimone bread she made, Heaven is brighter because she is there. She will be missed by all. Donny Jean and Linda Grissom
  13. Guest: Penny Connerley Wicks | cooper, TX
    Date: July 10, 2012
    Roger & Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. The Connerley Family(formerly from Mitchell) of Cooper, Texas send our Condolences at this time. Our hearts go out to you all.
  14. Guest: Evalyn H. Stitt | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: July 10, 2012
    Roger, Jannie, and family: Toots shared a lot of her time with many of us kids as we grew up in the Mitchell area. She will live in many of our memories for years to come. One great woman! My prayers and thoughts are with you and yours.