Ada Lucile Saylor
Residence: Burnettsville, Indiana
Died: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Location: 1:50 a.m. at the IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana
 
 
Age: 97
Date of Birth: Sunday, April 21, 1918
Birth place: Farm House along Big Creek near Chalmers, Indiana
 
 
Father: Luther Gordon  
Mother: Ada (Hendricks) Gordon  
Marital Status: Widowed
Resided in: Burnettsville, Indiana since 1946, coming from Idaville, Indiana.
Funeral Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Funeral Location: Private Family Service will be held at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Clergy: Rev. Ken Smith and Rev. Jerry Long
Burial will take place: Private family burial will be held in the Davis Cemetery of rural Burnettsville, Indiana.
Visitation will be: Private Family Service will be held at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Ada Lucile Saylor, 97, of Burnettsville passed away Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis following a brief illness. Lucile was born April 21st, 1918 and grew up on a tenant farm along Big Creek near Chalmers, Indiana. She was the youngest of four children of Luther and Ada (Hendricks) Gordon and their only child born in Indiana. She was always known as Lucile and was careful to point out that her name was spelled with just one small “l”. In 1930 at age 12 the family moved to a farm near Idaville on the present site of the Idaville Church of God. There she graduated from Idaville High School with the Class of 1935. Following graduation, she worked with the Koontz Insurance Agency in Monticello and later for the White County Title and Abstract Company. She went on to serve during the war years as Deputy Recorder in the White County Recorder’s Office. On October 13th, 1946, she united in marriage with James Howard Saylor at the Idaville Methodist Church. The new couple resided in Burnettsville where her husband operated Saylor’s Home Store. The following year they sold the grocery and meat market and started in business as Saylor Candy Company. In the years that followed she remained active in the family business, her community and her church. She retired from her role in the company in 2013 at age 95. For the past 65 years she had lived at her home on South Main Street. In May of this year she chose to move to assisted living at White Oak Health Campus in Monticello where she greatly enjoyed her new surroundings and new companions. She was blessed with good health and a sharp mind through the end of her life and will be remembered for her wit and good humor. She also loved cats much to the dismay of her husband.
Special Services: Following her request there will be a private graveside service with Pastor Ken Smith of the Hickory Grove Church officiating. Burial will be in Davis Cemetery near Burnettsville. Miller-Roska Funeral Home in Monticello has been entrusted with the arran
Memorial Information: In remembrance of her hometown, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Idaville Volunteer Fire Department at 307 N Main Street, Idaville, Indiana 47950, or a charity of choice.
Marriage Information: On October 13th, 1946, she united in marriage with James Howard Saylor at the Idaville Methodist Church. He died
Survivors include:
Surviving are two sons,
Jeff Saylor of Burnettsville, Indiana and
Jim (wife Lynn) Saylor of Burnettsville, Indiana;

former Daughters-in-law,
Pam Saylor of Burnettsville, Indiana and
Jan (Husband Mike) Blackburn of Burnettsville, Indiana;

Grandchildren,
Jaime Saylor (husband Joel Zumbolo) of Greenfield, Indiana,
Nathaniel (wife Ashley) Saylor of Zionsville, Indiana,
Jessica Saylor of Lawrence, Indiana,
Amanda Saylor (Husband Eric Fisher) of Lafayette,
Nick Saylor of Durham, North Carolina,
Jake Saylor of Fishers, Indiana,
Erin Hallar (husband Tim Boebel) of Indianapolis, Indiana, and
Emily (husband Dan) Guildenbecher of Albuquerque, Nex Mexico;

Nieces,
Patty Jo (husband Austin) Hauth of Warsaw, Indiana,
Donna Gordon-Hearn of Fort Wayne, Indiana,
Phyllis Huffer of Fort Wayne, Indiana and
Kay (husband Glenn) Jennings of Greenville, South Carolina, and their families.
Preceded in Death:
She was the last of her generation in the Gordon family and was preceded in death by
Husband,
J. Howard Saylor in 2009;

Brother,
Donald “Shine” Gordon

Sisters,
Helen Jester and Velma “Ted” Winegardner.
Arrangements by:
Miller-Roscka Funeral Home