Julia Ann Broome, 83, of North Vernon, passed away at 11:08 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at her residence.
Born August 10, 1936, in Warren, she was the daughter of Kenneth Orval and Dorothy (Griffith) Cook. She married Horace Broome on November 18, 1961, in Fort Wayne; he preceded her in death on May 23, 2014.
Julia was a 1954 graduate of Warren High School and earned her nursing degree in 1957 from the Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois. She worked at Muscatatuck State Developmental Center in Butlerville for 35 years before retiring in 1998 as the director of nursing; she also worked for DSI for 10 years and Comfort Keepers retiring in 2019. Julia was a member of the First Baptist Church in North Vernon and a 53-year member of North Vernon Chapter #183 Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed reading, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, and she loved polar bears.
Survivors include her son, David (Brigiette Andrews) Broome of Columbus; daughters, Rebecca (Troy Foster) Milligan of North Vernon, and Mary Kathryn (Anthony McDowell) Johnson of Greenwood; grandchildren, Megan (Chris) Hamby of Brooklyn, New York, Nick Broome of Bloomington, Mackenzie (Chris Rake) Broome of Lebanon, Trisha (Derek) Gasper, Trevor (Paige Tyler) Milligan, and Alex (Daphne) Talkington, all of North Vernon, Hunter (Chelsea Baker) Johnson and Gage Johnson, both of Salem and Jacob Talkington of Scipio; great grandchildren, Wyatt Taylor of Columbus, Harriet Hamby of Brooklyn, New York, Kane Gasper, Thomas Milligan, Andrew Mathews, Dane Elmore, and Blakely Elmore, all of North Vernon, Ryder Johnson and Jalen Johnson both of Salem.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a sister Ramona Cook.
A funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon with the Rev. Drew Dukes officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Premier Hospice.
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