March 25, 1920 - September 8, 2021
Olive L. Puckett Scamihorn, born to Walter Puckett and Stella (Sluder) Puckett in Jasonville, Indiana on March 25, 1920. She graduated from Coalmont High School in 1938. She wanted people to know she was a coal miner’s daughter and to add that she was a good cook and baked from scratch. Her house was always neat and clean.My sister,Cheryl wants to share mothers love of playing baseball since her childhood. In school she was picked by boys to play the game on the school grounds.While her sisters did dishes mom threw her towel until she could run out side to throw a ball. The morning of her wedding she played baseball with her brothers. As soon as we were old enough, she bought us catcher mitts. She had two daughters, Lanore (Scamihorn) Bland and Cheryl L. Scamihorn. She loved her daughters and her husband, Charles C. Scamihorn (Bud, Chief), who preceded her in death. She cared for her family for years, as her husband was at sea in the Navy. She died peacefully, in an unconscious state, on September 8, 2021. She was 101 and said she had a good, long life. As a wedding present, Pat Stephens gave Charles and Olive cemetery plots in Lewis, Indiana; Stephens Cemetery, and she has been waiting to use it for 73 years. She use to laugh about this wedding gift. Olive, a woman with a gift of hospitality and love had one surviving brother, Max (Margie) Puckett, many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, George (Marcia) Scamihorn and a sister-in-law, Bonnie M. Scamihorn Johnson. She sang part of “Jesus Loves Me” with her daughter on one of her good days and she wanted to go home. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Stephens Memorial Cemetery, East Green Drive, Lewis, IN 47858. The family would like to acknowledge Heart to Heart Hospice of their gratefulness for their service, especially Ashley, Olive’s care aide; along with Brookdale Living Solutions for a loving, caring staff who made a difference for Olive. Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com Flowers and gifts are thoughtful but not necessary. a gift to Bloomington Free Methodist Church is a good gift and mother would like it. I encourage you to write A memory Special to Olive on the internet site.
Olive L. Puckett Scamihorn, born to Walter Puckett and Stella (Sluder) Puckett in Jasonville, Indiana on March 25, 1920. She graduated from Coalmont High School in 1938. She wanted people to know she was a coal miner’s daughter and to... View Obituary & Service Information
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