Elinor Belle (Williams) Wolfe, 91, died Monday, May 27, 2019. She was born in Patoka, Indiana, February 28, 1928, the youngest of 5 daughters to Stancil and Bessie (Spore) Williams. Her parents and sisters June, Buelah, Nina, and Violet all preceded her. She was very close to her sisters and all the brother-in laws, nieces and nephews in the Williams family. One of her favorite stories was about delivering do-nuts, cigarettes and snacks as a young girl to the prisoners while her father Stancil Williams was the Gibson County Sheriff. At home, as a working farm girl, she often delivered fresh milk to neighbors directly from the farm, earning the nickname “half pint”. As a teenager she was active on the tumbling team, a tap dancer, and cheerleader for the Patoka Wrens. She married Maurice (Reece) Wolfe, December 21, 1947, who preceded her in death March 29, 2006, after 58 years together. After raising 6 children, she worked for many years at Hansen Mfg., and enjoyed the monthly reunion meetings of former employees. She was an avid coin collector, loved old westerns, quilting, and was a serious follower of Hoosier Basketball.
She is survived by children Tony (Debbie), Marianne Mullen, Vicki Montgomery, Charles Ted, Toby (Lori), and Eric (Sherri): 18 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for family and friends will be at Colvin Funeral Home, in Princeton, Indiana, from 4-8 p.m., on Thursday, May 30, 2019. A private graveside service, conducted by Rev. Trevor Murray, will take place at a later time by family members at the Wolfe Cemetery located on the original 140 year old home place.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Shiloh Cemetery Association, 895 E. Steelman Road, Patoka Indiana 47666. Condolences may be made online at www.colvinfuneralhome.com. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wolfe family.
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