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Services Friday for Jewel Dishman, 84

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Jewel Dishman, age 84 of Valparaiso, IN passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019 in Valparaiso, IN surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on October 26, 1934, in Florence, AL, to Jonah and Ella (Ramsey) Nelson.

Jewel is survived by sons, Allen (Darlene) Dishman, Jim (Diane) Dishman, Darrel Dishman and Bryan Dishman; sisters, Barbara (Tom) Potter and Marie Scaccia; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. William K. Dishman; father, Jonah Nelson; mother, Ella Nelson; sisters, Ruth McCombs, Velva Grossman, Sue David and daughter, Marilyn K. Dishman.

Jewel was married to her husband William K. for 58 years and was a founding member of Faith Mission Church in Valparaiso. She loved to sing and yodel and enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. Jewel was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be dearly missed.

Funeral ceremony will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at Faith Mission Church 763 N. 500 E. Valparaiso, IN 46383, with Pastor Tom Potter officiating.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.

Memorial donation may be made in Jewels name to: VNA Hospice, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383, or The Gideons International, c/o Tom Lambert, 658 Lorraine Dr., Valparaiso, IN 46385.

Online condolences may be made to the family at



Posted 9/18/2019




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