Rebecca “Becky” Lee (Fadley) Spitler John Bunner Long September 19, 1924 – September 7, 2023 Share Obituary: Rebecca “Becky” Lee (Fadley) Spitter John Bunner Long 28946046 Rebecca “Becky” Lee (Fadley) Spitter John Bunner Long


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    September 19, 1924  -  September 7, 2023
    Rebecca “Becky” Lee (Fadley) Spitler John Bunner Long
    September 19, 1924  -  September 7, 2023

    Rebecca “Becky” Lee (Fadley) Spitler John Bunner Long passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at the age of 98. She was born on September 19, 1924, in New Castle, Indiana to the late Leon and Margaret (Jones) Fadley. She outlived three husbands.

    Becky was preceded in death by her son, Michael F. John, and husbands, James Spitter, John G. Bunner, and Orville Long.

    Survived by children, Robert (Patty) John, Evansville; Lani (David) Bloomer, Carmel, IN; Curt (Penny) John, The Villages, Florida; Patrick (Connie) John, Evansville; David (Lana) Bunner, Evansville; John Gaylord (Carole Jane) Bunner, Evansville, and Jim (Kim) Long, Ft Wayne.

    Survived by grandchildren, Shannon Frey, John (Angie) Wegner, Derrick Wegner, Michael (Liz) Wegner, Lindsey (Eric) Rowan, Lisa (Bob) Pokorney, Bobby K. (Jeannie) John, Heather (Tom) Mckay, Patrick (Camie) John, Jeremy (Rochelle) John, Sarah John, Brett (Dawn) Bunner, John Kirk (Shawn) Bunner, Bryce (Evan) Bunner, and Faril (Jenna) Bunner.

    Known as GiGi, she is survived by 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild on the way. Great-grandchildren are Peyton, Jackson, Harley, Jack, Nate, Brody, Adam, Zane, Tyler, Lucas, Avery, Sydney, Maddy, Gabe, Allie, Katherine, Alec, Drake, Lexi, Brock, Evan, Lucinda, Kimiko, and Munchie.

    She was very active in the schools of her children and followed their sports and other activities. Rebecca was an avid bridge player for many years and would often play in multiple bridge clubs each week until her eyesight failed her. Rebecca was full of stories from her life including husband John Bunner building a boat made of steel to cruise the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans. She followed along each segment of the trips by car. Becky enjoyed living in Florida for a number of years.

    Earlier in her life she owned a lumber yard, owned a nursing home, served as administrator of the State of Indiana for Nursing Home Administrators, and was a realtor. She was very active in the Vanderburgh County Democrat Party and received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. She was a 50-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am on Monday, September 11, 2023 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711, with Pastor Steve Clayton officiating. Burial will follow at Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery.

    Friends may visit from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at Browning Funeral Home and again from 10:30 am until service time on Monday.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Planned Parenthood-Evansville Health Center, 125 N. Weinbach Ave., #120, Evansville, IN 47711 or ACLU of Indiana, 1031E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

    The family would like to especially thank the nurses and staff at The Village at Holiday Health Care; Heritage Hospice; and Dr. Hubert Reyes and staff for their loving and compassionate care.

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