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James Gettinger

November 11, 1949 ~ September 8, 2017 (age 67)

            James D. Gettinger, age 67, a resident of Edinburgh, Indiana, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.  He was a former Portland resident. 

         James was born on November 11, 1949 in Union City, Indiana the son of Ben and Margaret (Krischak) Gettinger. He graduated from Madison Township High School in 1967 and earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Ball State University.  He was a Teacher and Principal at New Salem, Rushville, and Edinburgh Elementary.  He was a member of the Grace Assembly of God Church in New Whiteland, Indiana.  He enjoyed gardening, playing golf, sports, and being a grand dad.

            Survivors include:

            2 sons:  Ben Gettinger (wife Erin) – Indianapolis, Indiana

                         Brandon Morefield - Edinburgh, Indiana

            1 daughter:  Amy Greenwell (husband Chris) – Louisville, Kentucky

            4 grandchildren:  Jack and Emily Gettinger

                                        Evan and Andrew Greenwell

            Visitation will be held on Monday from 1-3 p.m. at the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home in Portland. 

            Graveside services will follow at 3:30 p.m. on Monday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery on the Jay/Randolph County Line.  

 Service Information

September 11, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

Graveside Service
September 11, 2017

3:30 PM

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