December 8, 2013

Jessie E. Sibley Sr.


---- — Jessie E. Sibley Sr.

Jessie E. Sibley Sr., 88, Logansport, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Born July 24, 1925, in Satartia, Miss., he was the son of the late John Elbert and Jessie (Warnock) Sibley. On Oct. 2, 1948, at Fort Dix in New Jersey, he married Virginia Sours, who preceded him in death.

In March of 1953, while traveling from Mississippi to Detroit to look for work, Jessie stopped in Logansport, found a job, raised his family and lived there for the rest of his life.

On April 13, 1983, in Logansport, he married Bonnie M. Denny, who preceded him in death on March 6, 1987. Then, on July 24, 1999, in Logansport, he married Charlotte L. (Hoover) Ingram, who survives.

Jessie worked as a mechanic for Ray’s Creamery/Prairie Farms Dairy for 32 years, retiring in 1987.

He was retired from the U.S. Army in 1952 after serving in World War II and during the Korean Conflict. Jessie was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church, VFW Post 3790 and American Legion Post 60.

Surviving along with his wife, Charlotte, is his daughter, Roberta Louise Luse of Logansport; son, Jessie “Jay” E. Sibley Jr. of Beech Grove; great-niece, Bonnie Raines (John) Goodman of Worthington; great-great-nephew, John Goodman Jr. of Monticello; four stepdaughters, Linda (Jim) Hartz of Indianapolis, Bonnie J. (Pastor Kenneth) Suetterlin of Marshalltown, Iowa, Monica (Ralph) Simmons of Lincoln and Mary (Steve Longenecker) Ingram; two stepsons, William E. (Theresa) Ingram of Burnettsville and Joseph D. (Lisa) Ingram of Indianapolis; two brothers, Robert Van Sibley and Charles Henry Sibley, both of Vicksburg, Miss.; three sisters, Jewell Marie Graham of Paducah, Ky., Mary Ann Mathes of Vicksburg, Miss., and Peggy Nezat of Raceland, La.; two nieces, Ruby (Larry) Parker and Cheryl (Tom) Jones; adopted daughters, Betty Bowen and Jane Patch; grandsons Jay Luse and David (Heather) Luse, both of Logansport, and David Sibley of Greenwood; six great-grandchildren, Jessie Luse and Justin Luse, both of Logansport, Tobias McCullough of Kokomo, and Haley Rodkey, David Kreig and Brian Krieg, all of Lafayette; 14 stepgrandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, three sisters including Bonnie James of Logansport, and his beloved dog, Sir Jessie Jr.

A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Gundrum funeral Home with the Rev. Damon Soper officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery with full military rites.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the Cass County Humane society or your favorite charity.

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