Julia Ann Inman, age 63, of Georgetown, Texas and formerly of Sheridan, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
Born Jan. 30, 1958 in Noblesville, she was the daughter of the late Vernon Eugene “Tuffy” and Charlene Lou (Moreland) Inman.
She was a member of the Sheridan First Christian Church, and a member of Job’s Daughters Bethel 34, where she was Past Honored Queen.
Ms. Inman graduated from Sheridan High School with the Class of 1976. During her years as a Blackhawk, she was a cheerleader on the junior high and high school squads, a member of the Hawkettes Dance Team and was a Sheridan Homecoming Queen. After graduation, she attended Vincennes University.
After leaving Vincennes, Ms. Inman entered the fast-paced and high stress field of restaurant management. Most people would start out slow and test the waters when entering a new career field, but not her. She began working with a catering company serving the Orlando and Tampa areas - Disney World. She later left the company to pursue an opportunity with Outback Steakhouse that would bring her back home to Indiana, and closer to family. Ms. Inman remained with the chain for several years, including a move within the company that landed her in Cleveland, which was still close enough to visit central Indiana on a semi-regular basis. After many years in the restaurant industry, she finally decided it was time for a change, in both scenery and careers.
Ms. Inman made the move to Texas, taking a position with Bassett Furniture as an interior decorator – this was her true calling. Always fashion forward when it came to her clothing choices, especially when it came to her boots, she found where she was meant to be. She shared her love of decorating and flair for design to help make her clients' ideas become a reality.
She loved her new career, but family and friends were her true passion. She loved to shop, and what better excuse to do that, than to go shopping for those she loved most. She had a knack for finding that special present for every occasion.
Family was her highest priority in life, and friends also fell in that category. Her bubbly personality and infectious smile will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of being in her life. She seemed to never meet a stranger, and wherever she was, she was sure to be the life of the party.
After making the move to Texas, she tried to make it back to Indiana as much as she could. Sometimes it would take a little coaxing during the winter months, and Butler basketball seemed to be the lure that worked most of the time. A multitude of sports networks allowed her to keep tabs on her Bulldogs when she couldn’t get away, but it wasn’t the same as seeing them at Hinkle.
Survivors include her brother, Nick Eugene (Tracy Calvin) Inman of Coupland, Texas; and many aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; nephew, Ryan Inman; and by her dog, Sod Buster.
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan. The Rev. Jim Powell will be officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kercheval Funeral Home of Sheridan.