Jill Hochstetler, 78, of Princeton passed away and went to be with her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton.


Jill fought a long & hard battle with C.O.P.D. She worked at Potter & Brumfield for 25 years and retired from care giving of the elderly after 16 years. In retirement, she took care of and enjoyed her great-grandchildren and family.


She is survived by her daughter, Judith R. (Kenny) Hedges of Fort Branch; four grandchildren, Shellia D. (Ty) Cochran of Princeton, Jaclyn N. (David) Coomer Jr. of Princeton, Josh Hedges of Indianapolis, and Kolten Hedges of Fort Branch; five great-grandchildren, Taylor R. Cochran, Trenton J. Cochran, Madison M. Coomer, Kaiden C. Coomer and Zen A. Coomer; and two brothers, Garrett M. (Shirley) Shafer of Petersburg and Kenneth W. (Joyce) Shafer of Winslow.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Garrett F. Shafer and Edna B. Shafer Brock; her grandparents, William C. Shafer and Grace P. Shafer; and nephews, Anthony B. Shafer and Kenneth W. Shafer Jr.


Our family wants to give a special thank you to everyone for all the tender and loving care of Jill and our family from River Oaks Health Campus and Southern Care Hospice. We also want to thank Dr. Terry Gehlhausen, Dr. Holly Heichelbech, Oakland City Deaconess Clinic, Maxim Health Care Services, Omini and Deaconess Gateway Hospital.


A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday July 5, 2012 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Darin Nossett officiating. Burial will be at the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Petersburg.


Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Colvin Funeral Home.