Oleta J. Dubois

December 2nd, 1926 - February 17th, 2013

RICHMOND, Ind. – Oleta J. Dubois, age 86, of Richmond, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, at her home. Born December 2, 1926, in Milltown, Indiana, to Harmon P. and Beulah I. Lynch Scott, she lived in this area most of her life. Oleta attended Milltown High School. She was an accomplished musician. Oleta played organ and piano at the First Church of God of Richmond, First Baptist Church of Richmond, Boston Christian Church, and the Boston United Methodist Church. She was also a piano teacher for over 35 years. Oleta was involved as a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader for many years. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Club, Sweet Adeline’s, and the First Baptist Church hand bell choir. Oleta was an avid reader, recently cataloguing over 3,000 books which she had read within the last several years. She was an excellent homemaker and wonderful cook. Oleta made and delivered candy every Christmas to friends and family. As a mother and grandmother, her love for her family was her greatest attribute. Survivors include her son, Gary (Linda) Matthews of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Scott (Sara) Matthews, Ann (Gaar) Matthews Nolte, Brian (Tina) Vilhauer, and Richanne (Joe) Vilhauer Shank; 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marie Houchin of Richmond; niece, Darlene Houchin of Richmond; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Judith Deanne Vilhauer; first husband, Donald K. Matthews who died January 28, 1975; second husband, Charles I. Dubois who died June 19, 1991; and her parents. Visitation for Oleta J. Dubois will be from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2013, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 22, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 1601 South A Street, Richmond, with Rev. James Spon officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Boston United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 11, Boston, IN 47324. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at

Memorial contributions may be made to: Boston United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 11, Boston, IN 47324.

4:00PM to 7:00PM on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at Doan & Mills Funeral Home (map/driving directions)

10:00AM at First Baptist Church of Richmond on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 (map/driving directions)

Earlham Cemetery
1101 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374 (map/driving directions)