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Eleanor F. Witt

November 20, 1939 — March 27, 2020

UPDATE: The family of Eleanor Witt will be hosting a Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 27, 2021, 2 to 5 pm at Carlisle - Branson Funeral Service & Crematory.

Eleanor F. Witt, 80, Mooresville, passed away peacefully at home March 27, 2020. Eleanor was born November 20, 1939, in Waverly, to the late Robert DeMott and Lillian (Kidwell) Lane. She married the late Jerry Witt on September 20, 1958, and Jerry preceded her in death on October 8, 2017.

She graduated from Center Grove High School in 1957. Eleanor, known endearingly as Mama to many, began working in the cafeteria at Mooresville High School in 1970 and retired in 2005. She also worked at Poe’s Cafeteria as a cook from 1982-2015. Eleanor was an excellent cook and accomplished baker. Additionally, she always enjoyed a trip to the casino, following Mooresville High School basketball, and cheering on the Indiana Pacers. Above all, she was strongly devoted to her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She could often be found on the sidelines of a grandchild’s sporting event offering her unconditional love and support. She will be fondly remembered by her family and many friends.

In addition to her parents and Jerry, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles DeMott.

Survivors include her children, Kirk Witt, Kevin (Joyce) Witt, Kim Witt; grandchildren, Erica Poe, ElAnn (Josh) Barnes, Jerry (Ciara) Poe, Amanda Witt, Ashley Witt; great grandson, Noah Barnes; son-in-law, Rick Poe; sister-in-law, Carol DeMott; several nieces and nephews, and a grand-dog, Miley.

Due to the current restrictions with funeral gatherings, a private funeral service will be held for immediate family on at the Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, on Wednesday morning. Burial will be in White Lick Cemetery, Mooresville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Morgan County Humane Society. Visit where you may watch Eleanor’s funeral service on the funeral home’s YouTube channel, share a memory or sign the online guest registry.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Eleanor F. Witt, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

2:00 - 5:00pm (Eastern time)

Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory

39 E High St , Mooresville, IN 46158

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