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“My Great Aunt Vernie taught me to love decorating cakes like she did and her catering skills were something else. She was just like a sister to my...Read More »
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“Vernabell was such a kind, loving woman and a great cook. She was good friends with my Mother Mildred Myers of Crawfordsville. They played bunco and...Read More »
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“Please know how very sorry I am for your loss. Grandma Vernie although I only met her a couple of times, was always a very kind woman. Please know...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Kim Butz - Lafayette, IN


Georgia Vernabell (Sikes) Moran, 88, of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014, in Bradenton. Born February 22, 1925 in Fargo, ND, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Josie (Ledbetter) Sikes. She was a graduate of Attica High School.
Georgia married John Chapman Moran on June 1, 1962 in Crawfordsville and he survives. She was a typesetter at R.R. Donnelley's in Crawfordsville for 5 years and owned and managed apartments houses in Crawfordsville. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Crawfordsville and she enjoyed playing shuffleboard.
Surviving with her husband are her children: a son, Dana Moran (wife, Marion) of Greencove Springs, FL, three daughters, LuJuana Billerman (husband, Bill) of Indianapolis, IN, Karen Rochester (husband, Larry) of Lafayette, and Sharon Shehan (husband, Chuck) of Bradenton, FL; sister-in-law, Mickey Sikes of Sun City, AZ; ten grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers, Bill, Calvin, Jack, Frank, Sherman, and Jerry Sikes, a sister, Crey Eaton, and a grandson, William Billerman, Jr.

Visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Private burial at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com