News and Tribune

January 27, 2013

Charlene A. Brutscher Gragson, 86; of Jeffersonville

— A Funeral Mass for Charlene A. Brutscher Gragson, 86, of Jeffersonville, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Jeffersonville, with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery. She died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.

She was a native of Louisville and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Janie Reschar, of Jeffersonville, and Nancy Elrod and her husband, Dwight, of Sellersburg; sons, John Brutscher Jr. and his wife, Kris, of Jeffersonville, and Ted Brutscher, of Jeffersonville; a brother, Bud Bodenbender, of Louisville; garndchildren, Keith Reschar, Bryan Reschar, Nick Elrod, Erin Elrod, Carrie Elrod, Hannah Brutscher and Emma Brutscher; and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Brutscher Sr.; her second husband, Doyle Gragson and her parents, Charles and Etta Lee Bodenbender.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at E.M. Coots’ Sons Funeral Home in Jeffersonville.

The family wishes to thank Charlene’s many caregivers. 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus of Southern Indiana or the Alzheimer’s Association.