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 Willa “Jean” DeWitt, age 92, of Mooresville, Indiana, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2023, at Meadow Lakes Assisted Living in Mooresville.

            She was born March 28, 1931, in Huntingburg, Indiana, to Leo and Gertrude (Harris) Bernardi.  Jean worked as a secretary and teacher’s aide at Birdseye High School and Pine Ridge Elementary School; and as a staff member at Patoka Lake’s main entrance gate.  She was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Mooresville; and enjoyed baking, flower gardening, listening to music, and spending time with her grandchildren.  Jean was preceded in death by her first husband, Herb McKinney; second husband, Virgil “Harold” DeWitt; children, Alan McKinney and Vicki Vonderheide; son-in-law, Jeff Vonderheide; step-children, Roger DeWitt, Karen Harris, and Sheryl Cherry; siblings, Leta Gunselman, Margaret Renner, Robert, Donald, Jerry, and Lowell Bernardi; and grandsons, Seth Vonderheide and Sean McKinney.

She is survived by four granddaughters, Angie (Josh) Myers, Erika (Kevin) Gehlhausen, Sarah (Jason) Felker, and Clara (Eric Tretter) Vonderheide; two step-sons, Tim (Sheri) DeWitt and Michael (Kathy) DeWitt; eight step-grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Jean DeWitt will be held at 2:00 p.m., E.D.T., on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at Birdseye Cemetery in Birdseye, Indiana.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Saturday.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Mooresville Free Methodist Church.  Condolences may be shared online at:

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