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Erma J. Padgett, 92, of Washington, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at The Villages of Oak Ridge.
She was born Dec. 9, 1924, in Daviess County, to Fred L. and Mae (Bradfield) Barber. She graduated from Washington High School in 1943 and had worked at Reliance during World War II inspecting parachutes. She was a member of our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Jeanne (William) Batchelor of Washington; a son, William "Bill" (Marie) Padgett of Washington; one sister, Norma Waggoner of Charleston, South Carolina; a daughter-in-law, Mary Padgett; seven grandchildren, Chris (Kim) Brothers of Washington, Nathan (Rachel) Mayhorn of Brownsburg, Shannon K. Padgett and Jeremy (Alicia) Padgett of Washington, Craig Padgett and David Padgett of Sellersburg, Katie (Roee) Shahar of Fishers; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles E. Padgett, on Oct. 13, 2005, whom she married Feb. 17, 1947; one son, Daniel J. Padgett DDS; one sister, Mary Himsel on Nov. 23, 2017; three brothers, Maurice Barber, John Barber and Bernard Barber.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, with Rev. Paul Ferguson as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery in Washington. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Ed Lee Mortuary.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.edleemortuary.com.
Published on November 30, 2017
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