Born Aug. 7, 1941 in Golden Pond, Ky., she was the daughter of King George and Dorothy Evelyn (Oakley) Birdsong.
She worked at Light and Life Christian Day Care School in Durate, Calif. from 1968 - 1980. When she left she became the day care director and assistant bookkeeper from 1980 - 1992. She was known as the Postmaster's wife. She belonged to the Switz City Full Gospel Church, the NARFE Auxiliary and the Postmasters Auxiliary.
She always put her Husband, Children, Grandchildren and now Great, Grandchildren first in her life and herself last. Her two favorite things were yard sales and talking with relatives or friends on the phone. She was a very easy going person and never had a bad word to say about anyone.
Surviving relatives include: her husband, Merle Allen Sewell, whom she married Dec. 31, 1958; one daughter, Annette Louise Merritt of Bloomfield; one son, Timothy Allen Sewell of Bloomfield; half brother, Wayne Johnson of Loveland, Col.; grandchildren, P.J. Merritt, Ami Sewell and Jordyn Sewell; one great-grandchildren, Abigail Giles; and two nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Public visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and one-hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.
The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the Switz City Full Gospel Church or IU Hospice House in Bloomington.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.