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Tillie  Jessup
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Obituary for Tillie Jessup

Tillie Jessup, 93, Mooresville, passed away at home peacefully March 1, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones. Tillie was born February 2, 1925, in Jasper, to the late Frank and Helen (Betz) Knebel. She married the late Dale Jessup on November 19, 1954, and he preceded her in death on January 17, 2017. Appropriately, the devoted couple are reunited eternally.

She was the co-owner and office manager of Jessup Trucking for many years. Tillie was a faithful member of Fairfield Friends Meeting where she also taught Sunday School for years. She was a past president and the first female president of the Indiana Motor Truck Association. An avid gardener, she also earned the accreditation of Master Gardener. Tillie did all things well – sewing, baking, flower arranging, canning, and the like. She will be fondly remembered by her loving family, business associates, and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by eleven siblings.

Survivors include son, D.C. and Janis Jessup of Mooresville; two daughters, Susan Maddox of Mooresville and Utahna Faith of Lyons, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Paula Towns, Jeff Allen, Becca Harnish, Katie Maddox, C. Dale Jessup, Marc Jessup, and Nolan Faith Skaggs; 11 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Monday, March 5, 2018, in the chapel at Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville, with calling there from 2 – 5 p.m., Sunday, March 4, 2018. Pastor Philip Gulley will officiate and burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery. Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service

39 East High Street
Mooresville, IN 46158





11:00 AM
Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service

39 East High Street
Mooresville, IN 46158

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Fairfield Cemetery

7040 S. County Rd. 1050 E
Camby, IN 46113


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