---- — NEWPORT, Ind. — Josephine B. Lewis, 89, of Newport, passed away at 7:39 a.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 3, 1924, in Vermilion County, Ill., the daughter of the late Ferd and Dora Roberts Hawkins.
She married Charles E. “Sparky” Lewis on June 22, 1943, in Perrysville, Ind. He preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 2012.
Survivors include one daughter, Lisa (Bret) Noggle of Georgetown, Ill.; two sons, Larry (Missy) Lewis of Newport, Ind., and Jerry “Crab” Lewis of Covington, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Lewis, Jr. and granddaughter, Tricia Kerr.
Josephine retired from the Vermillion County Clerk’s Office in 1985. She was a 1942 graduate of Newport High School. Josephine was a member of the Newport American Legion Auxiliary Unit 184. She enjoyed cooking, baking, bowling, watching her grandchildren’s sports and raising her family.
Funeral services: Noon EDT Thursday, Oct.17, 2013, at DeVerter Funeral Home in Cayuga, Ind; Officiating: Oren A. Sutherlin; Burial: Thomas Cemetery in Newport, Ind.; Visitation: 4-8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at the funeral home. Family request contributions to the Newport American Legion Auxiliary Unit 184. Condolences: www.deverterfuneralhome.com.