The Warren County Community Foundation is saddened by the recent loss of these community members. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this difficult time.  

Earlene Sue (Dowling) White

7/9/1941-6/9/2021

Earlene was born on July 9, 1941 in Hoopeston, IL. She graduated in 1959 from Rossville High School in Rossville, IL and married Walter White in 1961. He passed away on March 21st of this year. She worked at the Attica Ledger Tribune, Hicks Plaza/Cactus Junction, the Review Republican, and Allen Associates. Earlene drove a school bus for over 30 years for M.S.D of Warren County. She was a members of West Lebanon Church of the Nazarene, enjoyed playing Bingo and cards, bowling, and mushroom hunting. She was an IU basketball fan and loved being involved with her family, going to all their sporting events and activities.
Surviving are 2 children, Melinda Post (Larry) and Mark White (Michelle), two brothers Bill and Ed Dowling, 3 grandchildren, Stephanie Houmes, Colton White, and Cooper White, and three great grandchildren. Earlene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Walter, sister Sondra, and grandson Tyler D. Potts.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren County
Community Foundation- Tyler Potts Memorial Fund 31 N. Monroe St. Williamsport, IN 47993

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Donna Kay (Worley)

Swanson

2/22/1938-4/3/2021

Donna was born in Danville, Illinois. She graduated from Williamsport High School in 1956 and married her sweetheart, John Swanson, on June 10, 1956 at West Lebanon Christian Church.  Donna loved her community and was active in the Williamsport Christian Church.

Donna authored nine books during her lifetime, including Mindsong, which was published by The Upper Room, and Minnie Remembers, which continues to receive national acclaim both as a poem and as a film. Donna was as avid a sculptor as she was a poet and a writer. She carved exquisite horses and carousels, some of which are life-size. 

Donna is survived by her husband of 65 years, John McCord Swanson, 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.  

 Memorial contributions may be made to the Williamsport Christian Church, the Warren County Community Foundation A Better Way Food Co-op, or Autumn Trace in Donna Swanson’s name.  

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Nancy Litzenberger

5/28/1942-3/31/2021

Nancy passed away on March 31st, 2021 following a period of declining health. She was born in Terre Haute, grew up and went to school in Paris, IL. She attend Indiana University and graduated from the Indiana University School of Law in 1966. She married Sam and the moved to Warren county. They created Litzenberger and Litzenberger law firm and she practiced law until she retired in 2018. Nancy was very active in the community. She was part of Tri Kappa, the Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library Board, attorney for local government entities, and served often as guardian ad litem to represent the interests of child in court proceedings.

At her request there will be no funeral or memorial service. Individuals can make a donation in her memory to Warren County Community Foundation, Williamsport Washington Township Public Library, or NICHES Land Trust.

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Janet F. (Willet) Hensley
7/21/1942 -5/14/2021

Janet was born in Danville, Illinois. She was the daughter of Hubert and Eulala Fay (Clark) Willett. Janet graduated from Seeger High School in 1960. In August 1960 she married Dale L. Hensley and they later divorced.
Janet was a homemaker. She worked at Montgomery Ward for a few years before going to work for Stewart Grain in 1989. She handled their grain accounting and was the office manager until her retirement in 2018. She attended Tab Christian Church where she was a member of the Tab Loyal Matrons. She liked to play euchre. Janet was an excellent cook, making the best noodles, stuffing, and caramels according to her family. She attended all her grandchildren's sporting events and 4-H shows.
Janet is survived by 2 children, 8 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren County Community Foundation.

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Robert "Bob" Swank

3/26/1935-3/13/2021

Bob was a lifelong resident

of Attica.  He formerly worked at ALCOA, Harrison Steel Casting Company, Bob Johnson's Garage, 

and C& D Batteries.  He worked  at C&D Batteries for 35 years,  and retired as a supervisor in 1997. Bob enjoyed woodworking, and spending time with his family.

He was a 50 year member of 
Fountain Lodge #60 of Covington.

He married Margaret Johnson in 1953, and she passed away in 2013. Bob leaves behind four children, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren Community Foundation (in memo-A Mother's Love Cancer Support Fund).

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James Joe "Jim" Kight

11/4/1942-2/19/2021

Jim worked at Harrison Steel Casting Company in Attica from 1961-2007.  He served for 6 years with the Indiana National Guard in Boswell.  Jim was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church. 

He coached little league and Babe Ruth Baseball for 8 years, and was an avid golfer.  He was a Cubs and Bears fan and IU Men’s Basketball and Purdue Women’s Basketball fan. 

Jim leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Bonnie, his son David (fiancé Ashley Kendricks), granddaughter Ainsley James, and two soon-to-be grandchildren Will and Claire Kendricks

Memorial contributions an be made to Paws N Claws or Warren County Community Foundation.

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In Loving Memory of our board member, Andy VanMeter

Andy lit up the room.  His wit, humor, compassion, generosity, great ideas, intelligence, smile, laugh, unique ability to look at an issue from many perspectives are just a few of the many things that we will miss about Andy.  Thanks for the great memories. 

 

Donations can be made by clicking on the donate button at the bottom of the page.  There is a spot to leave an optional note. You can make note of who the gift is in memory of.  You can also call 765-764-1501 or email michele@warrencountyfoundation.com to make your wishes known.  Or donations can be mailed to WCCF 31 N. Monroe Street Williamsport, IN 47993.  

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