Jennifer Lee Etheredge

Jennifer Lee Etheredge

November 10, 1976 – January 21, 2023

Jennifer Lee Etheredge, 46, of Fortville, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023, in Indianapolis.  She was born on November 10, 1976, to Tony and Jeanette (Jardee) Wewel, in Creighton, Nebraska.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Scott Etheredge; daughters, Madisyn & Maya; siblings: Van (Lori), Mark (Beth), Patty (Jess), and John (Lindsay); as well as 18 nephews and nieces.

First and foremost, Jen was a devoted wife and mother. Family always came first to her. She was a supportive spouse and very proud of her girls. You would frequently find the family spending time boating together. Jen always liked to stay on the lake a little longer to make sure she could capture pics of her sunsets.

Jen was a kind, compassionate and gentle soul. To know her was to love her. She was beautiful, funny, and had a smile that could light up a room. There is no way to count the number of lives she has had an impact on, both personally and professionally.

Nursing was definitely Jen’s calling in life. After Jen graduated from Clarkson College with the Student of the Year award, she went on to work at Methodist Hospital in Nebraska, where she was recognized with two Nurse of the Year awards. Doctors and nurses she worked with often said that if their family members were ill, they would want Jen to care for them. She was calm, knowledgeable, clean (possibly at an OCD level), and never left anything undone. Many people that she trained have shared the positive influence that she had on their careers. Most recently, Jen worked as a Case Manager at IU Health & Ascension in Indiana.

Jen was an AVID sports fan and just a little bit competitive! Whether it was playing growing up, watching her daughters compete or just rooting on her favorite teams – the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Green Bay Packers. She wasn’t afraid to let the refs know her opinion. Jen may have also been Kobe Bryant’s biggest fan, closely following his entire basketball career.

VISITATION: Thursday, January 26th, 5PM, with a 7PM VIGIL at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, 20500 W Maple Rd, Elkhorn. MASS: Friday, January 27th, 10:30AM, St Patrick’s Catholic Church. Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park.

The family will donate any memorial contributions to a Nursing Scholarship in Jen’s name.


  • Lou Dickler Posted January 25, 2023 8:23 am

    I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you and girls during this difficult time. With deepest condolences,

  • Dan Gunther Posted January 25, 2023 11:45 am


    Please accept my well wishes and hope for peace at this difficult time.


  • Burton Hill Posted January 25, 2023 12:22 pm

    Extending my deepest condolences to you and your family during this time of loss.

  • Jennifer Schneider (Ferrin) Connor & Megan Ferrin Posted January 25, 2023 1:37 pm

    Scott and family,
    We are so sad and heartbroken to hear of Jenny’s passing. We are thinking of you all and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • LaDonna Ebel Posted January 25, 2023 3:04 pm

    To all of Jenny’s family, my deepest sympathies. Please know that many prayers are being said for all of you now and in the days ahead. God bless you all.

  • Rachel Jewett Posted January 25, 2023 5:08 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of this great loss… Jen Loved her family over all else and was unequivocably proud of her daughters, she was gentle and kind, and an incredible nurse and resource… I learned from her and her calm wisdom, and enjoyed many conversations during long shifts. She was a joy and a gift, and then her loss will be felt so deeply by all that knew her… Or that even had their life impacted by her path crossing theirs.
    The first time I ever met her was when I had recently taken a job at Methodist, and in the first conversation, she pulled her phone out of her pocket and showed me a picture of her family. So it has been a couple years since I’ve seen her, my heart literally breaks with this loss…
    My deepest condolences and prayers for peace are with all who grieve her and especially her family during this time .

  • Julie Beers Posted January 25, 2023 6:19 pm

    Our sincere condolences to Scott, girls, and entire family of Jen’s. So sad and she was way too young.

  • Jean C Farnham Posted January 25, 2023 7:15 pm

    So sorry to here. I worked with Jen at Methodist Hospital. Amazing dedicated nurse and coworker.

  • Lisa Moser Posted January 25, 2023 8:07 pm

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Praying for all of your family, now and the days ahead. God bless you all🙏❤️

  • Mike and Jane Lech Posted January 27, 2023 10:45 am

    We are sending our prayers to your family

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