Hetta Ann Weddell


Hetta Ann Weddell, 85, of Medora, died at 10:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour. She had been seriously ill for about three months.

Born June 27, 1930, in Fort Ritner, she was the daughter of Samuel and Dora Smith Nowland, both of whom preceded her in death. On April 8, 1952, in Indianapolis, she married Harley Weddell, who preceded her in death April 22, 1993.

Hetta was a 1948 graduate of Clearspring High School. She retired from Osram Sylvania after 15 years of service. She loved flowers and had her own greenhouse, enjoyed gardening and loved animals, especially birds. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and her family described her as a “joy to everyone,” and she always had a smile on her face. She was a member of Medora United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three children, Tom Weddell of Crane, Jill Weddell of Medora and Jim (Rhonda) Weddell of Vallonia; grandchildren, Jason Weddell, Toni Ann (Thomas) Harris, Matthew Weddell, Jennifer (Bryan) Haag and Sydney and Quincy Weddell; great-grandchildren, Jaeshawn and Megan Weddell and Aiden, Dominic and Zachary Harris; and a great-great-grandchild, Delilah Weddell.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers; six sisters; and a daughter-in-law, Joan Weddell.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Johnson Funeral Home in Vallonia with Lenny Lawrence officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from noon until time of service Monday.

Burial will be at White River Valley Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Don and Dana Myers Cancer Center.

Online condolences may be made at johnsonfh.net.