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Jimmie E. Widener, 68, Batesville, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at his residence.
Born June 12, 1948, in Dearborn County, he was the son of Lucy Mae (Anderson) and Kermit Widener. He married Sally Michel June 16, 1968, at Batesville United Methodist Church. Jim was in charge of maintenance for the Batesville Community School Corp., retiring in 2010 after 30 years. He was a member of the Batesville Eagles Aerie 1130, Sons of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Men's Auxiliary.
Jim enjoyed being with friends, whether that was at the Eagles Club to share a cold beer or Sunday at the Legion post for cards. He liked going fishing and raising a garden to share with family and friends until recently when his health prevented it. His family indicated chili was a favorite meal, that he had a weakness for peanut butter cookies, loved Westerns and was a good carpenter who could fix anything in addition to doing woodworking.
Jim is survived by his wife Sally; daughter Rose Widener, Nashville, Tennessee; son Jim Widener, Batesville; sisters Dianna Carter, Lawrenceburg, Nellie Lageman, Moores Hill, Donna Simpson, Sunman, Betty Short, Moores Hill, and Jeannette Brock, Lawrenceburg; brothers Terry and Harold Widener, Rising Sun; half brothers David and Paul Hess Jr., Batesville; and grandchildren Nick, Courtney and Parker Widener.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation is Friday, Oct. 21, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services follow at 7 p.m. After services, Jim's wishes were to be cremated.
The family requests memorials to Southeastern Indiana Ballet or Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research.
Published on October 17, 2016
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