Lynnette Arline Ooley, age 72, passed away on January 30, 2020, at her home in Campbelltown, Indiana.
Lynne was born in Indianapolis, IN, on December 8, 1947, to Henry Walters and Mary Lou Emma Dransfield Walters. On June 5, 1965, at the Gosport Baptist Church, she married the love of her life, Jim L. Ooley, and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Pamela J. (Lawrence) Glass of Pittsboro, IN and Deanna L. Ooley of Nashville, TN, and her granddaughter, Josephine Lynne Cialkowski also of Pittsboro. Sisters Pamela Inabnitt of Greenwood, IN, Gail Tefft of Roswell, GA, Kathie Walters of Ball Ground, GA, several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews will miss her. Sisters Vicki Walters and Betty Sue Walters preceded her in death.
An active member of the Winslow Christian Church, Lynne loved life and considered each day a gift from God. She served in many capacities at church, including president of CWF for 9 years, singing in the choir, board secretary, and editing the weekly bulletin. A champion of environmental causes and a lover of animals, she worked behind the scenes for the welfare of the earth and supported animal causes as well as caring for the many strays who showed up on her doorstep. Known by many as “the hat lady” because of her penchant for wearing interesting chapeaus, she enjoyed genealogy, gardening, garage sales, books, music, and writing. She edited many obit books and won prizes for her poetry (which she called “ditties”). Her most interesting hobby was sweepstaking, having won many prizes and numerous trips. Of all her varied interests, spending time with her husband, children, and granddaughter was her greatest joy.
A family-only service will be held at a later date followed by interment in the Gosport, IN cemetery next to her beloved grandparents, H.B. and Monda Bunting.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Lynne’s favorite animal charity, PAWS, in Petersburg, IN.
To send flowers to Lynnette's family, please visit our floral store.