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Vicki Jo Gess, 65, of Newburgh, IN, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017. She was born September 19, 1951, in Lexington, KY.

She graduated from Castle High School in 1969 and attended Purdue University. Vicki was a charter member of Historic Newburgh, Inc. and a member of the Newburgh Women's Club for 44 years. She was also a member of the Bridge Club, History Club, and was awarded Miss Newburgh. She enjoyed riding horses and competing in the American Endurance Ride Conference where she placed 32nd in 50 miles on RH Gold Strike. She loved her chocolate. Vicki was an avid reader. She and her mother created Red Rooster Stitchery in Newburgh. She was an amazing mom and friend and established wonderful friendships over the years.

Vicki was preceded in death by grandparents, Albert W. and Clyda Blanton, and William G. and Viola Gess.

She is survived by son, JB Perry (Rachel) of Newburgh, IN; daughter, Anne Couts (Adam) of Newburgh, IN; grandchildren, Will, Molly, and Kylie Perry, and Lilyana, Ashton, and Camellia Couts; ex-husband, Bill Perry of Newburgh, IN; parents, William Gordon Gess, Jr. and Mary Joyce (Blanton) Gess of Evansville, IN; sister, Susan Gess Sublett of Boonville, IN; nephew, Weston Sublett (Cara) of Newburgh, IN; niece, Lindsey Sublett of Nashville, TN.

The family would like to thank Dr. Miranda Blevins and Southern Care Hospice.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM, Thursday July 20, 2017, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel officiated by Rev. Levon Dozier. Friends may visit 4-8 PM on Wednesday and 9:00 AM until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Warrick County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 215, Boonville, IN 47601.