Nellie Louise Flint Brackney

11 July, 192421 February, 2012

(Nellie) Louise Brackney, a lifelong resident of Putnam County, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Putnam County Hospital with her family by her side. Louise was born on July 11, 1924, to Glenn and Nellie (Bock) Flint.

Louise graduated from Clinton Center High School, where she met her husband John Joe, and continued her studies at Indiana Business College. She went on to support the war effort from Greencastle in the local Rations Office while John served as a Marine in the Pacific.

After John returned home, they married and started Bainbridge Feed and Farm Supply, which later became Brackney’s Feed Service. They opened Brackney’s Western Store in 1973, and worked side by side from 1955 until their joint retirement in December 1989.

An active member of Brick Chapel United Methodist Church since childhood, Louise served as Treasurer of the church for many years. She served as Memorial’s Chairperson and a dedicated volunteer of the Putnam County American Cancer Society. She further supported the organization with the creation of a cookbook in John’s memory benefiting cancer research.

In her retirement, Louise became accomplished at cross stitch and continued to perfect her lifelong talent in the kitchen. Her main source of joy came from spending time with her large family.

She is survived by her sisters Kaye McKamey (Bob) and Carolyn Carson (John); her children Steve (Linda), Darrell (Linda), Keith (Shirley), and Sheila McCullough (Gary); her sister-in-law Charlotte Wichmann (Paul); brother-in-law Jack Brackney; sister-in-law Sally Flint; 9 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Glenn Flint; sister Marcia Klebusch; foster sister Mary Ellen McKeehan; husband John; and sister-in-law Betty Brackney.

Visitation will be held at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, on Thursday, February 23, from 4:00pm-8:00pm. The funeral will be at 11:00am Friday, February 24, at Brick Chapel United Methodist Church, with Pastor Paul Taylor officiating. Interment to follow at Brick Chapel Cemetery. Donations may be made in Louise’s memory to the John and Louise Brackney Memorial Fund c/o Putnam County Community Foundation, PO Box 514, Greencastle, Indiana, 46135. Thanks to the staff and volunteers at Mill Pond and Putnam County Hospital for their help and support.


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24 February 2012

We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She must have been a fine woman to have a son like you. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Jesse, Gretchen and Jasmine Rea
First United Methodist
Connersville, IN

24 February 2012

Our love and deepest sympathy goes out to all the family of Louise.
She was loved by all and especially her church family. She will be
sadly missed. Claude and Carolyn Fowler Bainbridge In.

24 February 2012

I am very sorry to hear that your mother has passed on, I have fond memories as a child of our families getting together. My dad has lots of pictures of my sister and myself with Darrell and Steve as little kids visiting each other. As a child I heard story after story about our dads being in the Marines together. John Joe and my dad plus my mom and your mom had some great times together, they were truely good friends forever. I saw your mom several years ago when she met us for lunch and she was as gracious and lovely as ever. I am glad to have had that time to spend with her. I always loved your dad's laugh, such a fun guy. My families thoughts and prayers are for all of you. Jody Hindsley Tetrault

D&D Miller

24 February 2012

Keith & Shirley, Sorry for your lose. Wish we could have made it to the visitation. We will be praying for you.

David&Gloria Sanders

23 February 2012

Praying for your family in this time of sorrow.
Rev. and Mrs.David Sanders

23 February 2012

Pastor Steve,
The SAMA Pastors send their thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Scott Area Ministerial Association

Diana & Brodie

23 February 2012

May the love and memories of such a beautiful lady ease your loss. Brodie and I have many memories of the Brackney family. Our thoughts are with each of you.

Cheryl Robertson

23 February 2012

The Family of Louise,
So sorry for your loss. May fond memories sustain in this difficult time. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Wishing you comfort & peace. Please accept or deepest sympathy.
Steve & Cheryl Robertson

23 February 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brackney Family. We enjoyed both Louise and John over the years, always a source of warm conversation, both very nice people. Jack & Shelley Overshiner

23 February 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brackney Family.

Jim & Bonnie Stone
Shelbyville, In.

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