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Betty Jane Pitts

Betty Jane Pitts

JULY 14, 1930 – JANUARY 31, 2023


Betty Jane Pitts, age 92, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. She was born on July 14, 1930 in Terre Haute to Frank Prouse and Hazel Kirkman Prouse.

She attended Concannon School.

Betty married Elmer Pitts November 7, 1947, and he preceded her in death August 7, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents and several siblings.

Surviving are her children, Bill Pitts and wife Norma, Kay Pitts, Susie Anderson, Scott Pitts and wife Lisa; her sister, Mary Norton and husband David; 9 grandchildren, Misty Inman and husband Matt, Kim Ford and husband Cameron, Bill Nicholson and wife Debbie, Trey Anderson and wife Betty, Tara Bach and husband Michael, Melissa Goodwin and husband Mitch, Scotty Pitts and wife Kolcie, Nick Pitts and wife Danielle, Carly Lowry; 12 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Betty enjoyed reading her Bible, traveling and shopping. Most importantly she loved spending time with her family.

Private arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. Betty will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Elmer at Bethesda Cemetery.

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John Wayburn Switzer

John Wayburn Switzer

June 21, 1942  -  January 29, 2023


John Wayburn Switzer, 80, of Centerpoint, Indiana, passed away on January 29, 2023 while at St. Francis Hospital, in Indianapolis.


John was born on June 21, 1942, in Linden, Indiana the son of Herbert “Pete” and Catherine (Coopman) Switzer. He graduated from Linden High School in 1960 and Ball State University with BS Degree’s in Mathematics and Physical Education in 1964. While at Ball State, John was a founding member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.


John married Vicki Miser in 1965. They had two children Matt and Susan.


John taught mathematics at Brazil Junior High School from 1964 through 1966. While there, he coached Junior High Basketball and Junior Varsity Baseball. He worked as a Systems Engineer at IBM Corporation in Terre Haute from June 1966 until 1976. He also worked as the Director of Information Systems at General Housewares Corporation in Terre Haute from February 1976 through June 1997.


John was a member of Data Processing Managers Association where he served as President, Vice President and International Director, National Housewares Manufacturer’s Association Technical Advisory Committee, Clay County Community Foundation Board of Directors where he served as President for 5 years, Wabash Valley Community Foundation Board of Directors, Clay Civic Memorial Foundation Board of Directors, Centerpoint, Indiana Planning and Zoning Commission as President, Clay County Parks Association Board of Directors, Indiana Astronomical Society Board of Directors.


When he wasn’t working or serving in the community he enjoyed amateur astronomy, playing golf, reading, “piddlin” with the Personal Computer, and was an avid fan of Indiana University Basketball – a love that he passed on to his children as they were growing up.

John was preceded in death by his parents Pete and Catherine Switzer and his wife Vicki Switzer.


Survivors include his two children: Matt (Amy) Switzer and Susan (John) Morgan; grandchildren: Allison Switzer, Eric Switzer, Abby Switzer, Nicholas (Emily) Morgan and David Morgan; great-grandchildren: Isabella Morgan, David Morgan, and Daniel Morgan; a brother Charles Switzer; nieces and nephews: Wendy Miser, Christy Hughes, and Michael Switzer.


John’s family wishes to thank his private caregivers: Gail Carmichael, Ellen Lewis, Shari Penning, and Nichole Miller. They also appreciate the care and understanding of India Glenn at Grand Brook in Greenwood.


At John’s request, no services have been planned at this time.


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Donations are welcome to be made to the John and Vicki Switzer Community Fund through the Wabash Valley Community Association 200 S 8th St, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Or online at

Karen Mullenix

Karen Mullenix

February 19, 1953  -  January 30, 2023


Karen Elaine Mullenix, 69, passed away January 30, 2023. Karen was born to the late Marvin and Anna Mary (Bolin) Lash on February 19, 1953 in Clay County.

Karen graduated from Brazil High School in 1971. During high school she was very active in various clubs as well as the band. On June 19, 1971, Karen married Joseph Mullenix. In her free time she enjoyed camping and loved to find a good deal when shopping at thrift stores or yard sales. Karen enjoyed watching Colts football games. For over 42 years, she worked various jobs at Clay County Hospital.

Karen is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Bobby Ray Lash, and a sister, Marvena K. Branson.

Karen is survived by her husband, Joe Mullenix, a daughter, Kari Osborne (David), two grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Osborne and Ian Troy Ray Osborne, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Monday, February 6th at 1 P.M. at Summit Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Liver Foundation PO Box 299 West Orange, NJ 07052.

Carole Mayrose

Carole Mayrose

August 23, 1941  -  January 31, 2023


Carole Jane Mayrose, 81, passed away January 31, 2023 at Clark Memorial Hospital. Carole was born to the late Carl K. and Elsie Jane (Rhode) Smith on August 23, 1941 in Williamsburg, Indiana.

Carole graduated from Pine Village High School in 1959. On June 12, 1965, Carole married the love of her life, James Mayrose. Carole attended Indiana State University where she obtained her Bachelors and Masters in Social Studies and Earth Science. After graduation, Carole worked for the Lake County Community School Corporation for five years before moving to Clay County where she taught for Clay Community Schools over 20 years. During her teaching career she was awarded the Indiana High School Outstanding Geography Teacher. Carole was a founding member of the Clay City REIN Center Community Library. In her free time, Carole enjoyed cross stitch, reading, and traveling. She and her husband Jim traveled to 49 states, and multiple countries.

Carole is preceded in death by her parents, as well as a daughter, Melinda Louise Mayrose.

Carole is survived by her husband, James “Jim” Mayrose, a daughter, Michelle Lynn Mayrose (Robert Witcher), a son, Edward Wayne Mayrose (Amy), grandchildren, Cody Mayrose (Alex), Kyle Mayrose (Kelly Nelson), Dana Glass (Rodney), and Brody Mayrose, great grandchildren, Cade Mayrose and Brayden Glass, two brothers, Dave Smith of Tucson, Arizona, and Phillip Smith of Twin Falls, Idaho, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 18th from 2-5 P.M. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East 8th Street in Clay City.





In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Clay City REIN Center Community Library 700 Main Street, Clay City, Indiana 47841.

Edward D Gross

Edward D Gross

NOVEMBER 25, 1962 – JANUARY 29, 2023


Edward D Gross, age 60, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2023.

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Barry Elliott Soltz

Barry Elliott Soltz

APRIL 8, 1948 – JANUARY 31, 2023


Barry Elliott Soltz, age 74, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

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Lone Link Meyer

Lone Link Meyer

December 4, 1940 - January 26, 2023


Lone Meyer, age 82, of Ft. Myers Beach passed away January 26th, 2023.  She was born on December 4th,1940 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lone is preceded in death by husband Carl Meyer, boyfriend George Ankarlo, and daughters Susan Shaffer and Tina Springman.

She is survived by children: Mike Shaffer (Danielle), Janice Heyboer (Ron), Carl Meyer (Jacqueline), and Chris Meyer (Carrie); grandchildren Donny Shaffer (Libby), Chris Shaffer (Katy), Jessica Shaffer (Jack), Lukas Springman (Lauren), Tara Heyboer (Tamron), Neil Heyboer, Hannah Heyboer, Carl Meyer, Scott Meyer, Andrew Meyer, and Rebecca Ward (Andrew); and many great-grandchildren. 

Lone had many friends who meant the world to her: Darlene Flowtow (Eric and Tyler), Pat Carlson (and her daughters), Kathy Yatuni-Cobb (John), Jacque Morelock, Nancy Tyler, Sue Meyer, and many more.

She most recently lived in Ft. Myers Beach where she enjoyed hanging out with friends and feeding/caring for any animal that crossed her path. Lone lived life to the fullest. She would do anything for her friends and family. Lone made everyone who knew her laugh, cry, and enjoy all the stories she shared.

The family will be having a private celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Tunnels to Towers in Lone's name.

Tammie Lynette Sterrett

Tammie Lynette Sterrett

February 14, 1963  -  January 29, 2023


Tammie Lynette (Jarvis) Sterrett, 59, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on January 29, 2023 following a lengthy illness.


Tammie was born on February 14, 1963, in Indianapolis, Indiana the daughter of Gayle and Joy (Rainey) Jarvis. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1981. Tammie married Stephen Sterrett in 1982. Tammie worked at Great Dane Trailers for many years. She also worked as a School Bus Driver for Clay Community Schools until her health didn’t allow her to drive any longer.


Tammie enjoyed spending time with her family, camping, traveling, playing cards, and bowling. She was a member of the Carbon Baptist Church where she spent a lot of her time volunteering.


Tammie was preceded in death by her mother Joy Jarvis and her husband Steve Sterrett.


Tammie is survived by her father Gayle (Pat) Jarvis; two daughters: Angie Sterrett and Elise Capicik both of Santa Cruz, CA; a granddaughter Stella Capicik; three sisters: Pam Hayes (Tim), Deb Raderstorf (Phil), and Brenda Jarvis; several nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends.


Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will be at the funeral home on Saturday at 1:00 PM. Private burial services will take place at a later time at Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Jerry Lou Jeffers

Jerry Lou Jeffers

FEBRUARY 17, 1940 – JANUARY 29, 2023


Jerry Lou Jeffers, 82, of Terre Haute, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, January 29, 2023. She was born on February 17, 1940, in Terre Haute to Jerrold Max and Martha Jane (Byler) Tarrh.

Jerry is survived by her children: James (Joni) Hubbs of Terre Haute, William (Catherine) Hubbs of Penn Valley, CA, John (Carrie) Hubbs of Terre Haute, and Cindy (Gary) Blanton of Terre Haute; grandchildren, James (Frances) Hubbs, Ashley (Ryan) Wehrmeyer, Will Hubbs, and Jessica (Jacob) Gay; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Wehrmeyer and Everett James Hubbs; brothers, Jerry Max (Betty) Tarrh, Richard (Debby) Tarrh, and Robert Tarrh; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald E. Jeffers; and siblings, Loretta Tarrh, Sharon Mikutis, and William Tarrh.

Jerry worked as an LPN at Union Hospital in Clinton and was the charge nurse at Meadows Manor North. She enjoyed volunteering at Rio Grande Elementary School, Lighthouse Mission, and as a CASA Advocate. Jerry also enjoyed writing, authoring two children’s books during her life. She enjoyed gardening, cookouts, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2023 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral home. Jerry will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at

Tyler Montague

Tyler Montague

January 2, 1987  -  January 26, 2023


Tyler Mitchell Montague, 36, passed away January 26, 2023. Tyler was born in Brazil on January 2, 1987 to Theodore Mitchell Montague and Janet Carol (Lowe) Montague.

Tyler graduated from Northview High School in 2005. Tyler graduated from Ivy Tech Community College with an associates degree for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 157. He enjoyed attending concerts and working on cars, especially Mustangs. He loved to spend time with friends and family. On October 13, 2018, Tyler married his best friend, Andrea “Annie” Ferguson.

Tyler is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, David G. Montague, and his brother, Trey Michael Montague, as well as his other best friend, his dog Damion.

Tyler is survived by his wife, Annie Montague, one daughter, Nora Montague, his father, Theodore “Mitch” Montague, two brothers, Tanner Montague and his children, Trey and Lylah, and Trent Montague (Ana) and their children Rock and Theo, paternal grandmother, Ethel “Annie” Montague, and maternal grandparents, Jerry and Marshia Lowe, two uncles, C.R. Lowe, and Mike Montague (Kim) and aunt Theresa Maesch (Eddie) as well as several extended family members. Also surviving are his two cats, Jeremy and Louie.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday, February 2nd from 1-4 P.M. at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 East National Avenue in Brazil. Following the celebration of life, burial will follow at Centerpoint Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family, c/o French Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1 Brazil, Indiana 47834.

Vicki Lynn Rollings

Vicki Lynn Rollings

JUNE 5, 1949 – JANUARY 26, 2023


Vicki Lynn Rollings (6-5-1949), Carmel, IN, tied together the threads of her earthly life on Jan. 26, 2023 at age 73 due to Amyloid. The determination she applied battling cancer was nurtured growing up on a farm west of Greencastle treasuring the outdoors. Whether playing piano, hunting squirrels with her father, Paul W. Aker, or climbing trees, she savored her rural childhood. While at Greencastle HS (class of 1967), her natural athleticism led to being an accomplished bowler, girls’ basketball player and table tennis competitor. Vicki is survived by her husband, Roger Rollings, whom she met and married (1968) at Purdue University pursuing a BS in Foods and Nutrition and a minor in Early Childhood Education. After graduating in 1971, she applied her skills working at The Indianapolis Children’s Museum, teaching Kindergarten, and volunteering for countless youth activities. A lifetime 4H member, her interests in sewing, cooking and the homemaking arts were encouraged by her mother, Mary Louise Aker, with whom she joyfully crafted items such as knitted Christmas ornaments. Sewing both her own wedding dress and her husband’s first professional suits, Vicki’s impeccable seamstress skills were only outmatched by her ability to see others’ greatest potential. From cooking large spaghetti dinners for high schoolers, secretly donating a Halloween pumpkin or coat to a student, advocating for children with special needs, or tirelessly supporting friends, Vicki spread great love in everyday ways. A private person uncomfortable with accolades, Vicki would undoubtedly claim her greatest accomplishment and joy was her family. In addition to her husband of 54 years, she is survived by her daughter Michelle (Mat) Foley, grandchildren (Patrick, Connor, Samuel, Simon, Amy); dear cousins, nephews, niece and in-laws (Stella and Larry Schlegel, Nancy, Julie, Roland, Peggy, Becky, Shelly, Joe, Brandon, John, Evan, Jana, Kelly and Linda, Aunt Mid, Rita and Kevin); “honorary sister” friends Eva, Donnita, Bertha, Jeanene; “honorary” daughter and son, Sheri (Mike) Davies (son Zach) and Kyle (Selma) Lawrence (sons Carter and Harrison), and numerous other loved ones. Although she saw her life as grounded in simplicity, there was nothing simple about the impact of Vicki’s sweet generosity. Visitation Feb. 4, 11am-1pm at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, Funeral at 1pm, Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Remembrance social meal to follow at “Almost Home” restaurant, 3:30-5pm. RSVP TEXT ONLY for meal, 317.696.7557. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity

Marjorie Pflueger

Marjorie Pflueger

July 21, 1933  -  January 25, 2023


Marjorie J. Pflueger, 89 of Brazil, passed away January 25, 2023 at 11:10 am, in her home with her family by her side. She was born July 21, 1933 in Clay County, the daughter of Thomas and Jane Rice Ryan. Marj graduated from Brazil High School, with the class of 1951.

On April 16, 1955, Marjorie was united in marriage to Ernest Pflueger. Together they raised their family of 8 children, in the Annunciation Catholic Church. Marj has been a member of the Auxiliary of the Legion of Mary and has volunteered at the SVDP Food Pantry of Annunciation Catholic Church.

To say that family was important to Marjorie is an understatement. She was devoted to her husband and children. She never hesitated in doing for her family and was willing to make any sacrifice that was needed.

She was a past member of the Delt’s Sorority and the Thursday night Women’s Bowling League. She enjoyed Bingo at Kennedy’s Crossing, watching the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball games and attended all the kids and grandkids sporting events. She also was a loyal supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

In her later years, Marjorie worked part time for American Security, Mee and Ewe, French Funeral Home, and Prairie Crossing Gift Shop.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernie Pflueger in 2014 and her sister, Mary Martha Turner.

Survivors include her children, Dan Pflueger and wife Cindy, Kathy Keller and husband Joe, Dee Dee Knight and husband Mike, Jana Sinders and husband Curt, Curt Pflueger and wife Lynne, Tom Pflueger and wife Kim, Joe Pflueger and wife Jeris, and Lori Hughes; grandchildren, Chris Pflueger (Cindy), Andy Pflueger (Anna), Ryan Keller (Nichole), Chad Keller (Megan), Danielle Baker (Darby), Brandee Ng (Joel), Kendall Knight (Megan), Keaton Knight (Kelsey), Tyler Sinders, Megan Smith (Alex), Katelyn Burris (Corey), Jacob Pflueger (Kyonna), Colby Pflueger, Colin Pflueger, Ashley Hagan (Jacob), Libby Nuckols (Chandler); great-grandchildren, Kade, Millie, Kenzie, Noah, Beau, Gretchen, Reid, Brooks, Davis, Callen, Korah, Jade, Lucy, Aubrey, Atticus, Nona, Camden, Lila, Laney, Lauren, and Lexus; brother in law, Jack McKenzie; cousin, Randy Weavery; nieces and nephews, Kevin Turner (Lynn), Robbie Turner (Sherri), Lisa Turchi (Gerry), Mary Ann Dust, Stacey Rice.



Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 11:00 at Annunciation Catholic Church with Father Hollowell officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana, from 4-8, with Rosary at 7:30pm.


In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to Annunciation St. Vincent De Paul Conference Food Pantry, 19 N. Alabama St. Brazil, IN. 47834


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Betty Joann Barushak

Betty Joann Barushak

NOVEMBER 6, 1949 – JANUARY 26, 2023


Betty Joann Barushak, age 73, of Clinton, Indiana passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Clinton Gardens.

She was born in Clinton, Indiana to Joe and Vivian (Myers) Barushak on November 6,1949.

Joann is survived by her 3 sons: Daniel Katzmarek Jr. (Annie), John Katzmarek (Lori), and Robert Katzmarek; 3 grandchildren: Kristin Jones (Tyler), Mikala Kelsheimer (Brandon), and Nathan Katzmarek; 2 great-grandchildren: Alyssa and Ryder Jones; and her siblings: Fred, Janet, John, Bob, and Carla.

She was a member of the Barbour Avenue United Methodist Church in Terre Haute, IN. Joann enjoyed shooting pool and loved spending time with her grandkids.

Joann is preceded in death by her parents.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at Roselawn Funeral Home from 12- 2pm, with a Funeral Ceremony to begin at 2pm. Services to conclude at the Funeral Home.

Joann will be laid to rest at Roselawn Memorial Park.

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James "Patrick" McGuinness

James "Patrick" McGuinness

November 1, 1991 - December 31, 2022


James “Patrick” McGuinness, 31, North Salem, IN, unexpectedly passed away on December 31, 2022.

He was a 2010 graduate of Ben Davis High School. He has worked many years in the construction industry as an iron worker.

Patrick was a great son, father, fiancé, relative and friend. He loved to laugh and joke around and was very loyal to all who knew him. He was a very hard worker and took pride in his work. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hiking, ax and knife throwing as well as relaxing and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his son - James “Issac” McGuinness, Fianceé - Rachel Holder, Father - James J. McGuinness, Stepmother -Sherry Osborne, Mother - Rhonda Smith, Stepfather - Scott Smith, Brothers – Joel McGuinness, Timothy Wagers, Travis Bristow, Sisters- Shelby Smith, Sharri Bristow, Grandmother – Dorothy Young, Step Grandfather-Jeffry Smith, Step Grandmother- Carol Smith along with many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.

He is preceded in death by his Grandfathers – Edward McGuinness and Donnell Lonberger, Sr., Grandmother – Shirley Lonberger, Step Grandfather - John Young and Brother – Myles “Milo” Wall.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be announced at a later date with the information to be posted on the Porter and Hunt Funeral Home and Crematory website.

Phyllis D. Hadler

Phyllis D. Hadler

Oct. 23, 1949-Jan. 22, 2023


Phyllis D. Hadler, 73, of Crawfordsville and formerly of Effingham, Illinois, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

She was born Oct. 23, 1949, at Salem, Illinois, to Lawrence and Hazel Irene (Sands) Metcalf.

Phyllis worked at World Color/Crossroads Press in Effingham, retiring after 25 years. She then worked as a driver for US Express trucking. She attended Browns Valley Church.

She is survived by her children, Rod (Katie) Levitt, Keith (Kasie) Levitt and Candi Lush; siblings, Linda (Terry) Wright, Merle (Paula) Metcalf and Bruce Metcalf; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Marshall A. Metcalf; and niece Marsha Richards Klopp.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.

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Paul Allen Redman

Paul Allen Redman

Jan. 20, 2023


Paul Allen Redman died Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at home, in New Ross. Arrangements are pending with Sanders Priebe Funeral Care in Crawfordsville. Share memories and condolences at

Rita A. Covault

Rita A. Covault

Oct. 14, 1960-Jan. 19, 2023


Rita A. Covault, 62, of Kingman passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at Carle Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. She was born Oct. 14, 1960, at Danville, Illinois, to the late Jim R. and Patricia Ann (Remster) Covault.

Rita loved to draw, enjoyed listening to country music, and visiting with everyone at The Waters of Covington.

She is survived by brother James Covault; niece Julie Covault; cousins, John (Fran) Covault, Michelle (Ed) Lancaster and Sherry (Wayne) Heggemeier; and aunts, Joy Slade, Iris (Lewis) Brock and Mary Harrison.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, Oakley “Bill” and Geneva Covault and Edward and Faye Remster.

Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 26 from 5 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 6 p.m. at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman. Pastor Greg McDonald will officiate. The service will be recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at Cremation will follow the service with burial of cremains at Osborn Prairie Cemetery at a later date.

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Carl D. Morris

Carl D. Morris

June 19, 1931-Jan. 23, 2023


Carl D. Morris, 91, lifelong resident of Crawfordsville, passed away peacefully at home Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, while holding the hand of his loving wife of more than 71 years, Carolyn.

Carl was born June 19, 1931, at Crawfordsville, to the late Hamilin and Nettie (Cope) Morris.

He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1949. Carl proudly served in the United States Army with the 999th Armored Artillery Field Battalion during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post 72. Carl was an avid Chicago Cubs and Purdue University fan.

During the 1960’s and 70’s, Carl and Carolyn owned and operated the Big Dipper in Crawfordsville. He was employed for 43 years at RR Donnelley, where he was a layout man for World Book. Carl always told his daughters, Carla and Caren, to “look it up in World Book.” Carl enjoyed retirement working for many years at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Survivors include: wife Carolyn (Wiatt) Morris; daughters, Carla (Frank) Endicott and Caren (Doug) Branson; his dearly loved grandchildren, J.D. Ames, Clay Endicott, Niki (Dave) McMahon and Carlos Anthony Branson; great-grandchildren, Caiden Ames, Chloe Ames, Nolan McMahon and Lily McMahon; close special friend of the family, John Lamb.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents; brother Ben Morris; and grandson Ben Ames.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 1306 E. Main St., Crawfordsville, where friends are invited to visit from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the FISH Food Pantry, P.O. Box 261, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Richard 'Dick' Haffner

Richard ‘Dick’ Haffner

Jan. 15, 1938-Jan. 23, 2023


Richard “Dick” Haffner, 85, of Noblesville passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at St. Vincent Carmel Hospital, surrounded by his family.

He was born Jan. 15, 1938, at Crawfordsville, to the late Donald and Crystal (Moffitt) Haffner.

Dick was the oldest of seven kids, graduating from New Ross High School where he played basketball for Glenn Harper. He then graduated from Butler University where he played basketball and baseball for Tony Hinkle. Dick was inducted into both the Montgomery County Hall of Fame and the Southmont Hall of Fame.

He proudly served his country in the Indiana National Guard. For 40 years, Dick owned Haffner X-Ray Company in Noblesville.

His joy in life was spending time with his grandchildren and watching their sports and activities. Dick was a believer in Jesus Christ and is now home with his Savior.

He is survived by wife Marilou Haffner; daughter Kelly (Rob) Louks; sons, Scott (Laura) Haffner and Cory (Mandi) Haffner; sisters, Christine Myers, Carol Stull and twins Karon Cox and Sharon Cruser; brothers, Phil Haffner and Ron Haffner; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, Noblesville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville, 1700 Conner St., Noblesville, IN 46060 (

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Danny Williams Reed

Danny Williams Reed

Sept. 27, 1959-Jan. 18, 2023


Danny Williams Reed, 63, of Dardanelle, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at his home.

He was born Sept. 27, 1959, at Crawfordsville, to Robert Gene Reed and Loretta Jean Crumly Reed. He attended the Russellville Christian Center and he liked fishing and motorcycles.

Danny was preceded in death by his father, Robert Reed; his brother, Michael Reed; and an aunt, Pauline Lindquist.

Survivors include: his mother, Loretta Reed of Dardanelle; brothers, Robert G. Reed Jr. of Artesia, New Mexico, Howard Reed of Dardanelle and Mathew Reed of Fort Smith, Arkansas; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle.

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David Lynn Abner

David Lynn Abner

SEPTEMBER 14, 1927 – JANUARY 24, 2023


David Lynn Abner, age 95, of Houston, Texas passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.

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Joellen Ruth Nicoson

Joellen Ruth Nicoson

April 2, 1952  -  January 20, 2023


Joellen Ruth Nicoson, 70, of Clay City, Indiana passed away at her home, on January 20, 2023 following a long, courageous, battle with cancer.


Joellen was born on April 2, 1952, in Terre Haute, Indiana the daughter of Oscar and Helen (Dreistadt) Schepper. She graduated from Clay City High School where she performed as a majorette. Following high school, she graduated from St. Anthony’s School of Nursing where she earned a RN degree. Joellen worked for Waldorf Home Health Care, Wabash Valley Home Health Care, and Preferred Home Care. This year, Joellen will have worked as a RN for more than 50 years.


Joellen was a member of the Martz Community Church. As a young lady, Joellen was a Girl Scout. As an adult she volunteered as a Girl Scout Troop Leader for several years.


In her free time Joellen enjoyed flower gardening, mowing, shopping, traveling especially Gulf Shores, Alabama and Walt Disney World, spending time with her family and grandpuppies Sophie and Sage.


She was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Helen Schepper; her son Jason Nicoson; and a sister Jackie Smith.


Joellen is survived by her son Greg Nicoson; her daughter Tara Nicoson; a brother John Schepper (Kim) as well as many extended family members and friends.


Visitation will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East Eighth Street Clay City, Indiana 47841 on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will follow at 1:00 PM with Pastor Don Osborn officiating. Burial will be held at Fiscus Cemetery.

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Alta Mae Edwards

Alta Mae Edwards

April 12, 1928  -  January 22, 2023


Alta Mae Edwards, 94, of Clay City, Indiana, met her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at her home. She was surrounded by her family when she met Jesus.


Alta was born on April 12, 1928, to Cash and Myrtle (Dalton) Hyatt in Clay County. She graduated from Clay City High School in 1946. On April 6, 1947, Alta married the love of her life, John Pape Edwards. They were happily married for 67 years. After marrying John, Alta worked at the Edwards Grocery, in Clay City, with him. She then drove a school bus for Clay Community Schools for over 30 years. In her spare time, she helped on the family farm, delivering hot meals, driving tractors, and moving equipment. The farm is still in operation today.


She was very active in her community. She was a member of the “21 Club” and also the Clay City Quilters Club. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Clay City. She also enjoyed putting out a large garden every year. She loved bonfires with hotdogs and Smores.


She was tender, kind, grateful, giving, loving, caring, and most of all faithful. She was faithful in all that she believed. She was a farmer’s wife, a mother, a cook, a cleaner, a healer, and a fixer of all things. She was the best grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She never stopped from sunrise to sundown.


Alta was preceded in death by her husband, John Edwards; brothers: Alfred Hyatt, Forest Hyatt, John Hyatt; sisters: Evelyn Stoops, Thelma Stevenson and Mary Wilson – Krauchi.


Alta is survived by her son Richard (Judy) Edwards, daughter Donna (Sam) Ridenhour, son Joe (Arvana) Edwards; grandchildren: Karen Jaconetty, Stacie (Marion) Fowler, Michelle (Chris) McNeill, Tyson (Heidi) Edwards, Kevin (Jennifer) Edwards, Adam (Jennifer) Edwards, John (Kaylee) Edwards, Preston (Jessica) Edwards; 31 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren (with one on the way) as well as many extended family members and friends.


Visitation will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East Eighth St., Clay City, Indiana 47841, on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, from 4-8 PM. Services will be held, on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 11:00 AM at the First United Church of Christ 6414 County Rd 300 East, Clay City, IN 47841. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Care Hospice 4624 S Springhill Junction St, Terre Haute, IN 47802 or St. Peter’s Cemetery Association c/o Henry Buell 4394 W. Co. Rd. 750 South Lewis, Indiana 47858.


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Edgar Shaw Utterback Jr.

Edgar Shaw Utterback Jr.

JUNE 1, 1932 – JANUARY 24, 2023


Ed Utterback, age 90 of Terre Haute, went to be with our Lord and Savior on January 24, 2023. He was born in Terre Haute, IN on June 1, 1932, to Lucille Blanchard Utterback and Edgar S. Utterback, Sr.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife of 41 years, Phyllis E. Laybold Utterback, daughter, Rita E. Utterback, and siblings Betty Slinker, Trueman Utterback, and Christine Antrim.

Ed is survived by wife of 25 years, Sharron K. Utterback, sons, David Utterback (Jeanine), Paul Utterback (Staci), and daughter Linda Deckert (Mike). Also surviving include grandchildren, Caleb Utterback (Brooke), Eliot Utterback (Stephanie), Lucy Utterback, Lucas Utterback, Nick Utterback (Shelby), Makenzie Utterback, Gretchen Utterback, Macy Deckert, and Ben Deckert. Ed had several great-grandchildren including: Emelynn and Harrison Utterback, Josie and Jemma Utterback, Nicolai Piloni, and Cullison Utterback.

Ed’s step-children included: Doug Elliott (Shelly), Kelli Kellogg (Jay),

also step-grandchildren, Brandi Avila (Eric), Austin Brewer (Brittani), and Austin Kellogg, and step-great-grandchildren, Braylynn Brown, Emerson, E. J., and Briggs Avila, and Sutton Brewer.

Ed graduated from Otter Creek High School in 1950. He then graduated from Rose Polytechnic Institute (Rose Hulman) in 1954, and later earned his MBA from Indiana State University in 1987.

Ed was a Golden Age Member of Terre Haute First Baptist Church where he served over the years as Deacon Chairman, Board of Christian Education Chairman, Trustee Chairman, and various other committees. He also taught Sunday School, was a founding member of the Double Ring Sunday School class, was an usher, was a member of the Building Committee, and was a member of the Pulpit Committee.

Ed’s professional career began with Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co. in 1954. He then worked for Utterback Heating, Sheet Metal, and Air Conditioning. Ed was Chief Engineer at Columbia House Division of CBS from 1961-1993. Ed was a life member of the AIIE. Ed was a patent holder for packaging he developed for Columbia House. He was a licensed real estate broker, and a licensed home inspector. In his later years, Ed spent many hours volunteering at Union Hospital.

Ed enjoyed woodworking, camping, traveling, sheet metal working, and was known for his photography. Colorado was his favorite vacation destination. Ed was a Boy Scout leader (Troop 24) and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He was also a member of the local MADD chapter.

Those who knew Ed will remember him for his generosity, his compassion, his love of God, and his contagious smile.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at First Baptist Church, 4701 Poplar Street. A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, at the church. Ed will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at

Cynthia Leigh Cramer

Cynthia Leigh Cramer

SEPTEMBER 6, 1958 – JANUARY 22, 2023


Cynthia Leigh Cramer, age 64, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Cramer family.