Viola Ruth Fewell


Viola Ruth Fewell, 92, a lifelong Shelbyville resident, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Heritage House Convalescent Center in Shelbyville. She was born July 10, 1922, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Eddie Everett and Emma Z. (McKay) Walton.

Viola is survived by her daughters, Bev (Fewell) (Gregory "Buck") Pettis, and Debbie (Fewell) (Gary) Harter all of Shelbyville; son Charles R. "Chuck" (Kristin) Fewell Jr. of Greenfield; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband of 65 years, Charles R. Fewell Sr., preceded her in death on April 12, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers Carl "Bud" Walton, Delmar Walton and Stanley Earl Walton; sisters Arvilla Williams and Letha Hall; and 3 grandsons.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Rev. Frank Smith officiating.

Interment will be at Wray Cemetery in Shelby County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN, 46240 or American Diabetes Association, 6415 Castleway W. Drive, Suite 114, Indianapolis, IN, 46250.

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