OBITUARY

Bobbie S. Middleton

September 30, 1928January 8, 2021
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Bobbie Virginia (Saunders) Middleton, 92, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 peacefully at her home in Newburgh IN of natural causes. She was born September 30, 1928 in Herndon WV and lived in Owensboro KY from 1950 until 2009.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband Winford Paul Middleton after 46 1/2 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by: parents Johnson Rowlett Saunders and Hettie Helen (Gossett) Saunders; brothers Johnson Rowlett Saunders Jr and Hubert Ray Saunders; Sisters Ada Belle Saunders, Gertrude (Saunders) Brooks, Lillian Beatrice (Saunders) Brown, and Ruth Jean (Saunders) Rhodes.

Bobbie was survived by her four children: Susan “Delila” (Middleton) Morishige of Owensboro KY & her grandchildren Naomi Renee (Morishige) Abrams, Helen Erika (Morishige) Dowling, Rafael P. L. “JR” Ramirez; “Maria” Elisa Ramirez & Jessica Lynn (Ramirez) Monroy; Brenda Gail (Middleton) Miller (Mark) of Newburgh IN and grandchildren Mathisen H. Miller and Ashley V. Miller; David Wayne Middleton of Owensboro KY, and Cynthia Ann (Middleton) Boone (Mike-Deceased) of Evansville IN grandchildren Kelly Nichole (Boone) Howard (Kelly) and Joseph Matthew “Matt” Boone (Taylor). 17 Great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Bobbie graduated from Huntsville High School in Huntsville TN on May 11, 1950 at the age of 21. Her family moved around a lot during those early years as her dad sharpened all those very large saw blades used to slice whole trees ultimately into lumber which prolonged her schooling. After graduation she moved back to Madisonville KY where her parents were at the time. In the Fall she was hired by General Electric on November 8, 1950.

Bobbie took after her mom after marriage and buying a home by having a vegetable garden. Bobbie’s mom always had two gardens - one to feed the family at the moment and the other to can from for the winter months. Canning green beans, apples, peaches, tomatoes, making jelly was a usual task during the summer months.

Bobbie started crafting early 1980’s with plastic canvas and yarn and continued up til shortly before her death. When she retired from GE in 1990, she had more time for crafting and really picked up the pace of creating ornaments, tissue box holders and other wonderful creations for family and friends. In 2006, following her stroke, it was the art of plastic canvas that greatly aided in her recovery - gaining strength and use of her right hand again.

The family will be having private services at Alexander Funeral Homes-Newburgh Chapel at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Livestream viewing is available at www.facebook.com/FuneralStreamUSA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Medical Services of America (MSA) Hospice in Evansville IN.

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Alan Aman

January 14, 2021

We are so sorry for you. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time

Margaret Middleton Parker

January 13, 2021

Brenda, Cindy, Delilah and David,

My deepest sympathy for the passing of your mother. Aunt Bobbie was a very special lady. May God give you and your family strength, peace and love. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

sue lemmon

January 13, 2021

Thinking of Cynthia and her family today.
God Bless

Larry Clark

January 12, 2021

Cindy and I are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
She was a sweet, kind, soft-spoken lady whose memory I will always treasure.

Linda Postlewaite Haynes

January 12, 2021

Dear Brenda, Mark, and family,
Our sincere condolences upon the death of your mom. I remember your parents well Brenda. Prayers that your memories help you through this time of sorrow.
Sincerely,
Roger and Linda Postlewaite Haynes

Linda Moore

January 12, 2021

Sorry to her about Aunt Bobbie passing. I have fond memories of her growing up. She was always quiet, pleasant, and kind to me. Thinking of the family, and the loss you feel. It's always hard to lose anyone but especially a parent.
Love,
Linda

Bob Poland

January 12, 2021

A shadow passed over the sun today as a heaven-bound soul flew away.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

With Love,
Bob, Kim, & Kayleena Poland

Mary Lou & Bob Storm

January 11, 2021

We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. She and Winford were our neighbors when they lived on 10th Street in Owensboro. She gave us some plastic canvas Christmas ornaments one year. I always remember the beautiful petunias she grew along-side their fence. I know she will be missed very much.

Bob & Mary Lou Storm and family

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Biography

Bobbie Virginia (Saunders) Middleton, 92, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 peacefully at her home in Newburgh IN of natural causes. She was born September 30, 1928 in Herndon WV and lived in Owensboro KY from 1950 until 2009.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband Winford Paul Middleton after 46 1/2 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by: parents Johnson Rowlett Saunders and Hettie Helen (Gossett) Saunders; brothers Johnson Rowlett Saunders Jr and Hubert Ray Saunders; Sisters Ada Belle Saunders, Gertrude (Saunders) Brooks, Lillian Beatrice (Saunders) Brown, and Ruth Jean (Saunders) Rhodes.

Bobbie was survived by her four children: Susan “Delila” (Middleton) Morishige of Owensboro KY & her grandchildren Naomi Renee (Morishige) Abrams, Helen Erika (Morishige) Dowling, Rafael P. L. “JR” Ramirez; “Maria” Elisa Ramirez & Jessica Lynn (Ramirez) Monroy; Brenda Gail (Middleton) Miller (Mark) of Newburgh IN and grandchildren Mathisen H. Miller and Ashley V. Miller; David Wayne Middleton of Owensboro KY, and Cynthia Ann (Middleton) Boone (Mike-Deceased) of Evansville IN grandchildren Kelly Nichole (Boone) Howard (Kelly) and Joseph Matthew “Matt” Boone (Taylor).
17 Great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild

Bobbie graduated from Huntsville High School in Huntsville TN on May 11, 1950 at the age of 21. Her family moved around a lot during those early years as her dad sharpened all those very large saw blades used to slice whole trees ultimately into lumber which prolonged her schooling. After graduation she moved back to Madisonville KY where her parents were at the time. In the Fall she was hired by General Electric on November 8, 1950.

Bobbie took after her mom after marriage and buying a home by having a vegetable garden. Bobbie’s mom always had two gardens - one to feed the family at the moment and the other to can from for the winter months. Canning green beans, apples, peaches, tomatoes, making jelly was a usual task during the summer months.

Bobbie started crafting early 1980’s with plastic canvas and yarn and continued up til shortly before her death. When she retired from GE in 1990, she had more time for crafting and really picked up the pace of creating ornaments, tissue box holders and other wonderful creations for family and friends. In 2006, following her stroke, it was the art of plastic canvas that greatly aided in her recovery - gaining strength and use of her right hand again.

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