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Agnes Rowena Puff, 92, of Lebanon and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at Zionsville Meadows. She was born on Jan. 17, 1925, in Terre Haute, the daughter of the late Warner Lee and Berchie Helena (Pittenger) Woodburn.
Raised and educated in Terre Haute, she attended Gerstmeyer High School.
On Jan. 31, 1953, she was married to Robert Eugene "Gene" Puff in Brazil, Indiana. He passed away on March 7, 2010.
She was a longtime resident of Terre Haute until she and her late husband moved in 2008 to Lebanon. Agnes was a member of St. Mark United Church of Christ in Terre Haute where she enjoyed participating in the quilting club.
She was a homemaker and employed at Hulman and Company prior to Woolworth and Company, where she was a sales clerk over 30 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Skilled at crocheting, Aggie was champion of the Boone County Open Show sweepstakes three times.
Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Kay (Vincent L.) Hollingsworth of Lebanon; grandchildren, Kristin Nicole (Matthew) Wollak of Indianapolis and Steven Michael Hollingsworth of Davenport, Florida; one great-grandchild, Kamila Marie Wollak; nephew, Donnie Puff of Center Point; and a great-nephew, Eric Puff.
In addition to her parents and husband, Agnes was preceded in death by two sisters, one in infancy, Betty Rose Woodburn, and Macil Madge Gemmecke; and a brother-in-law, William "Woody" Gemmecke.
Visitation is planned from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon St., in Lebanon. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at St. Mark United Church of Christ, 475 Fruitridge Avenue, in Terre Haute, with calling from noon until time of service, with Rev. Teresa Higus, officiating. Interment will follow services at Oak Hill Cemetery in Riley, Indiana.
Memorials may be directed to St. Mark United Church of Christ, 475 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute, Indiana 47803. Online condolences: www.myersmortuary.com
Published on November 28, 2017
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