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Barbara "Elaine" Wathen, 61, of Shoals, passed away at 9:38 a.m. Thursday at her home.
She was born May 5, 1955, in Jasper, to the late Hartwig and Laverne (Greene) Eichmiller.
Elaine was a nurse for nearly 35 years. She worked at various hospital and nursing homes. She was most recently employed at Loogootee Healthcare and loved taking care of the residents.
She was selfless and worried about everyone, except herself. She loved her grandchildren and visiting with her brother and sister. She enjoyed the outdoors and taking care of her flowers and animals.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, Hartwig and Laverne (Greene) Eichmiller and brother-in-law Donald Flinn.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Wathen of Shoals; sons Jason (Tina) Wathen of Loogootee and Jacob Wathen of Monticello; grandchildren Ashlynn, Macey and Ruger Wathen; brother Mark (Dana) Eichmiller of Corydon; and sister Susan Flinn of New Albany.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made the Martin County Humane Society.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.
Published on October 6, 2016
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