Punk Bitner, age 82, of Kempton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2020. She was born in Clinton County, IN on September 14, 1938 to her parents, Gilbert White and Pearl (Croy) White.
Punk was a 1957 graduate of Circleville High School. After graduating, she married the love of her life, Bill Bitner. They shared 63 wonderful years together and raised two children. Punk worked for Delco in Kokomo for 32 years, retiring in 2000.
For many years Punk and Bill attended Kempton Christian Church. She loved to play cards, or more accurately, cheat at cards with her sister Carolyn! She could often be found crocheting and never passed up a shopping trip.
Punk was a friend to all; she never met a stranger. She was funny and ornery, yet she had a kind soul that drew people to her. She was a fabulous cook. Her family meant everything to her. She loved watching her granddaughters grow into beautiful women. Punk was a great wife, always making sure Bill knew she appreciated him. Her loving spirit will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Those left to carry on Punk’s legacy of love are her Husband, Bill Bitner; Daughter, Tracy (Scott) Piel; Grandchildren, Kylie Piel (Logan Tina), Jessica (Chad) Coolbaugh; Great-Granddaughter, Lily Coolbaugh; Siblings, Thelma Jean, Joyce, Barb & Martha; Sister’s in-law Melba and Mary; along with several cousins, nieces & nephews.
Punk was welcomed into Heaven by her Parents, Gilbert & Pearl (Croy) White; Son, Terry Bitner; and Siblings, Robert, Leon, Larry & Carolyn; Sister in-law Naomi; and Brother’s in-law Gene, Dick, Max, and Earl.
A funeral service celebrating Punk’s life will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1:00pm at Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home, located at 314 N. Main St. in Tipton with Southern Care Hospice Chaplain, Joel Flowers officiating. Burial will follow in Kempton Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the funeral home.
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