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Wilbur D. Crawley

Wilbur D. Crawley

February 27, 1936 ~ September 26, 2022 (age 86)


Wilbur D. Crawley, age 86 of Cloverdale passed away September 26th, 2022.

He was born February 27th, 1936 to the late William and Clara Crawley.

Wilbur married Judy (Saunders) Crawley July 24th, 1954 and she survives.

In addition to his wife he is also survived by his children Sheila Crawley of Ladoga, IN, Frederick Crawley of Crystal Lake, IL, Rick Crawley of Carmel, IN; sisters Bernice Emrich, Lori (Bob) Straley; sister in law Mary Crawley 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; grandchildren Stephanie Smith, Shawn Smith, Suzanna (Dustin) Miles, Aaron Crawley; great-grandchildren Tyler (Olivia) Coon, River Smith, Skylene Miles, Rylen Miles, Dallen Miles, Shayla Miles, Justin Crawley, Ethan Crawley, Harlie Owens and 1 great-great due in January.

He is preceded in death by his brothers Floyd Crawley, Harold (Joke) Crawley.

Funeral services for Wilbur will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday October 1st, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the service time of 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Condolences may be made at

Michael 'Mick' Luft

Michael ‘Mick’ Luft

April 26, 1948-Sept. 22, 2022

Michael “Mick’ Luft passed away in his home after losing his battle with cancer on Sept. 22, 2022.

Mick was born April 26, 1948. He grew up in Rosedale, Indiana, where he played basketball for the hometown team the “Hotshots.” During his childhood, Mick enjoyed the time he spent with his siblings, especially his twin brother, Rick.

After graduating from Rosedale High School in 1966, Mick moved to Crawfordsville. Mick worked for RR Donnelley for 42 years. After retirement he mowed Miligan Park as a part-time job, and his favorite pastime.

As he got older, Mick loved being with family, being outside mowing, washing his car and his dog Abbey. Mick never knew a stranger, always smiled, and waved at everyone passing by. He was loved dearly and will be missed.

Mick was preceded in death by father Charles F. Luft; mother Lois Henry Luft Carty; oldest brother, Charles W. Luft; twin brother Richard “Rick” Luft; and great-grandson Coleson Gunderman.

He is survived by sisters, Charlene Spencer and Darla Kessler; brother Steve Luft; two children, Michael J. Luft and Nikki Luft; five grandchildren, Kylee Adams, Brody Luft, Taylor Luft, Hayden Adams and Emma Balaz; and two great-grandchildren, Karter Martin and Karma Adams.

Mick will be cremated and buried by his twin brother. There will be no visitation, but a private family burial will take place in Rosedale Cemetery. Care and arrangements entrusted to Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, Rosedale.

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Hershel A. 'Sonny' Beecher Jr.

Hershel A. ‘Sonny’ Beecher Jr.

Jan. 6, 1939-Sept. 23, 2022


Hershel A. “Sonny” Beecher Jr. passed away on Sept. 23, 2022, at his home in Washington, Louisiana. He was 83.

He was a graduate of New Market High School and a Vietnam War veteran.

He was born Jan. 6, 1939, to Hershel and Bernice (Barnhart) Beecher.

Surviving are his children, Bradon Beecher of Leesburg, Georgia and Erika Dault of Presque Isle, Michigan; grandchildren, Margret Beecher, Hannah Beecher and Chrstian McGilton; and two sisters, Barbra Waldon and Beverly Caldwell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Margie Lauy, Betty Wilson and Jean Brumbaugh; and brother Walter Beecher.

There are no funeral services scheduled at this time.

Paulette Hurt

Paulette Hurt

Aug. 18, 1948-March 13, 2021


A memorial service for Paulette Hurt will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in conjunction with the funeral service for her son, Brian Consoer, starting at 2:30 p.m. at Burkhart Funeral Home.

Randee Kay McKim Patton

Randee Kay McKim Patton

Sept. 25, 2022


Randee Kay McKim Patton, 76, of rural Crawfordsville passed away at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in Franciscan Health Lafayette East. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Thomas L. 'Tom' DeValut

Thomas L. ‘Tom’ DeValut

Sept. 26, 2022


Thomas L. “Tom” DeVault, 74, of the rural Romney/New Richmond community, passed away at 9:51 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at his home. He had been in failing health. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Brian Edward Consoer

Brian Edward Consoer

Nov. 15, 1968-Sept. 22, 2022


Brian Edward Consoer, 53, passed away Thursday night, Sept. 22, 2022, at Franciscan Health of Lafayette.

Brian started as a welder, doing construction. He later worked at RR Donnelley for several years and then worked at Zippy Lube for over eight years. He had the biggest heart and would help people even when he himself had very little. He enjoyed music, motorcycles, tattoos, movies, was an avid gun collector and collector of NASCAR memorabilia.

Born Nov. 15, 1968, at Lafayette, he was the son of Edward L. Consoer and Paulette Hurt. He attended school at North Montgomery.

Surviving family includes: his long-time partner, Susan Risner; brother Jason (Rebecca) Roche; nephew Garrett Roche; niece Alli Roche; maternal grandmother Edith Hurt; step-mother Judy Consoer; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents;maternal grandfather Otha Paul Hurt; and paternal grandparents, Everett Consoer and Lela Consoer.

Visitation will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will begin at 2:30 p.m., after which he will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery South.

One of Brian’s favorite things were his dogs, so with that in mind, rather than sending flowers please make a donation to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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Barbara Jean Terrell

Barbara Jean Terrell

NOVEMBER 3, 1933 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2022


Barbara Jean Terrell, 88 passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2022. She was born November 3, 1933 in Terre Haute.

She was preceded in death by her husband Duane Lee Terrell; daughter Debra Seitzinger; her parents Hugh Cunningham and Lea (Faulkner); and brother, Ronnie Cunningham. She is survived by daughter, Pamela Purdy; two sons, Douglas and Shawn Terrell; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Barbara is a former past queen of Badoura Temple No. 23 Daughters of the Nile in Terre Haute and through her husband was very active in the Zorah Shrine. She was proud to serve in the Women’s Department Club and other professional and social organizations. Barb was key to the formation and growth of her husband’s CPA firm where she worked as the data processing manager. Her career path was to be in nursing, but had to make a tough choice of living separately from her newlywed husband while attending nursing school or to be with her spouse. Barbara chose family over career, and pursued other professional interests. Mrs. Terrell counted herself fortunate to enjoy traveling, making Nashville, Orlando, Marble Head, and Branson among her favorite stops, along with her many travels on behalf of the Daughters of the Nile Imperial Sessions, other official functions and visitations to temples across the country. Her bright smile and winning personality made her quick to make friends and foster lasting relationships; and will be missed by all.

The family wishes to pay tribute to the staff of Sycamore Manor, Villas of Hollybrook and Harrison’s Crossing, where she made many friends and received excellent care. Her last days were made better by the attentive care she received through the nursing staff of Union Hospital Intensive Care and the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Wabash Valley.

In remembrance, friends and family are invited to plant yellow rose bushes this spring as a symbol of the love of friends and family. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 8th Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47804.

Graveside services will be held in The Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Roselawn Memorial Park on Thursday, September 29th, 2022 at 11am.

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Lanny K. Fields

Lanny K. Fields

October 15, 1941 ~ September 25, 2022 (age 80)


Lanny K. Fields, age 80 of Cloverdale, passed away September 25th, 2022.  He was born October 15th, 1941 to the late Laverne and Virginia (Snow) Fields.

Lanny married Lisa (Haak) Fields April, 28th, 1990 and she survives.

Lanny was a Marine veteran and a Sergeant with the Indiana State Police District 53 for 26 years.

In addition to his wife Lisa he is also survived by his son Troy Fields of Lafayette, IN; sister Myrna Terry of LaGrange, OH; granddaughter Chandler Fields, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Lanny will be held at 6:00 pm Friday September 30th, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until the service time of 6:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Intrepid Hospice at  Condolences may be made at  

Norvin "Norv" L. Gottula II

Norvin "Norv" L. Gottula II

August 19, 1949 ~ September 24, 2022 (age 73)


         Norvin L. Gottula II (Norv), 73, of Cloverdale passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022, in Louisville, Ky.  He was born on August 19, 1949 in Louisville, Kentucky to Norvin and Luanna Gottula.  On January 22, 1977 he married Brenda Clark Gottula, who preceded him in death. Survivors include his daughter Heather Gottula, his brother Mark Gottula (April), sister Lana Gottula Proffitt, and many nieces and nephews that loved and admired him including his companion, Mellissa Hill.

          Norv has had a lifelong involvement of agriculture starting with working on a local truck farm at a young age, graduating from Western Kentucky University with an agriculture degree in 1971. In 1980 he moved to Cloverdale to run and eventually own the Cloverdale Agri-Center. This business became his passion as he enjoyed his business opportunities every day. He supported many FFA and 4-H clubs throughout the area, enjoying working with the youth groups, several that eventually became employees. His employees were his family and continued thru his life to support him.

           In Cloverdale, Norv and Brenda found a community that they enjoyed being a part of and raised their daughter.  He was an active member of the Lions Club and enjoyed supporting different community efforts.

           Norv’s interests and joy was anything associated with Kentucky, including horse racing, University of Kentucky athletics, anything water and bourbon.  In his spare time in recent years he enjoyed escaping on the Ohio river with all of his friends at Bull Creek Key with frequent visits to Louisville to see old and new sites. A favorite travel destination was Phoenix, Arizona to spend time with his daughter and Zonie, Heather’s dog. 

            Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 30th, 2022 at 11:00am, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held from 3:00pm until 7:00pm, Thursday, September 29th, 2022 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars, CHS FFA Alumni Scholarship P.O. Box 404, Cloverdale, IN 46120, In Memory of Norv Gottula.  Condolences may be made at

Dr. Keith M. Ernst

Dr. Keith M. Ernst

November 6, 1927 ~ September 24, 2022 (age 94)


                Dr. Keith M. Ernst, 94, of Cloverdale, Indiana, passed away on September 24, 2022. He was born on November 6, 1927, in Richland County, Illinois to Mabel (Petty) and Henry Ernst. On February 12, 1950, he married Jane Kimmell, and they enjoyed 72 years of marriage.

                In addition to his widow, survivors include two daughters, Cindy Prather (Kerry) and Katrina Lewis (Todd), as well as four grandchildren, Sarah Johnson (Clinton), Jenna Lanham (Dakota), Katie Gillaspy (Nick) and Robbie Prather and three great-grandchildren, Amelia Johnson, Cameron Johnson and Nash Lanham.

                Dr. Ernst was of Protestant faith, raised in Sumner, Illinois, and graduated from Sumner High School in 1945. He was a member of the varsity basketball team and band. He attended Vincennes University and the University of Illinois before graduating from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1954.

                Dr. Ernst served in the U.S. Army in Japan from his enlistment in 1946 to his honorable discharge in 1947. He joined the Cloverdale Hurst-Collins America Legion Post 281 in 1957. He was a continuous member and was acknowledged as the post’s longest active member.

                In June of 1955, Dr. Ernst established a medical office in Cloverdale where he practiced family medicine for 48 years. Dr. Ernst provided care for five generations of local families.  He was respected by patients and peers alike and was widely commended for his skill as a diagnostician and his kind, compassionate bedside manner.  He spent countless hours responding to late-night and weekend calls, which frequently resulted in him making house calls throughout the rural area.  He was a loyal supporter of Cloverdale Community Schools and provided medical care for many years to the Cloverdale High School boys basketball teams.  He was honored as a #1 Clover and was a founding member of the Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars program.  

                Dr. Ernst joined the board of directors of Putnam County Hospital in 1977 and served continuously until his death, including as board chairman. The Putnam County Hospital dedicated the facility which now houses the Cloverdale Medical Clinic in his honor. While in practice, Dr. Ernst served as a member of the Dean’s Council at the Indiana University School of Medicine and as medical director of Cloverdale Donna Nursing Home. 

                Beyond his medical practice, Dr. Ernst was heavily involved in community service.  Since 1970, he was a director of First National Bank in Cloverdale and served as Chairman of the Board.  He was an active member of the Community Bankers Association of Indiana and the Indiana Bankers Association, which recognized his 52 years of membership.  He was awarded the 1996 Civic Award by the Cloverdale Lions Club and was a member of the DePauw University Community Advisory Council. He was a generous benefactor of many organizations including the Franklin College Goaltenders, President’s Circle and Scholars Society. 

                In recognition of his selfless career as a physician and his life-long commitment to community service, Dr. Ernst was honored as a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Joseph E. Kernan in 2003. 

                Visitation will be Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Whitaker Funeral Home, 201 North Lafayette Street, Cloverdale. A private family service will be held prior to burial in Cloverdale Cemetery.

                Memorial contributions in honor of Dr. Ernst may be made to the Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars, P. O. Box 404, Cloverdale, Indiana 46120 or the Putnam County Hospital Nursing Fund in care of the Putnam County Community Foundation, 2 South Jackson Street, Greencastle, Indiana 46135.   

Clarence 'Gus' Mathison

Clarence ‘Gus’ Mathison

Oct. 26, 1926-Sept. 21, 2022


Clarence “Gus” Mathison, 95, passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2022, at Ben Hur Health and Rehabilitation, Crawfordsville.

He was born Oct. 26, 1926, at Anderson, Indiana. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and the U. S. Army during the Korean conflict. He worked as an auditor for General Motors, and he belonged to Fishers Point Church, as well as the Scottish Rite. He was an accomplished fisherman and roller skater.

He was thoughtful, kind and selflessly generous. He could be stern, but he was always fair. He was highly knowledgeable in a great many areas, and he was happy to share his expertise when asked. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and he shared countless mutual in-jokes with his two sons.

He loved his family deeply. His presence will be profoundly missed by those who were lucky enough to have known him.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice Clark, to whom he was married for nearly 70 years; his children, Dr. Jeffrey (Ruth) Mathison of Orange Park, Florida, and Dr. Barry (Diana) Mathison of Crawfordsville; sister Ruth; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery South, with military rites by the American Legion and the U.S. Army.

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Christopher Ray Ford

Christopher Ray Ford

July 18, 1979-Sept. 18, 2022


Christopher Ray Ford, 43, left this world to be with his Lord at 2:27 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022.

He leaves behind four of the most precious gifts in his life, his two sons, Nathen and Nicolas, and two beautiful daughters, Natalie and Elizabeth; as well as grandson Jensen and soon-to-be granddaughter Ansley Ray.

He also leaves behind his second family, Jayme, TJ, Adrianna, Lilly and Emily; parents Rick and Janice Ford of Crawfordsville; and three sisters, Michelle Thompson of Darlington, Jenny Baker of Ladoga and Misty Smitley Murray of Huntington.

Chris had a heart as big as all outdoors. He loved his family and his children with all his heart. He would do anything for anyone who needed help. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting, just being outdoors and riding his Harley.

Anyone whose life he touched has told us how much he impacted their lives. He will be greatly missed. We will rejoice when once again we are together.

Funeral services are scheduled for
2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at noon. Burial will follow at Pisgah Cemetery.

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Dale Eugene Cates

Dale Eugene Cates

Sept. 20, 1938-Sept. 20, 2022


Dale Eugene Cates, 84, of Kingman went to be with his Lord and Savior on his 84th birthday, Sept. 20, 2022, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Sept. 20, 1938, at Kingman, to the late Keith and Irene (Meade) Cates.

Dale graduated from Kingman High School in 1956 and Purdue University in 1960 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.

On Nov. 26, 1960, he married the love of his life, Anna Marie Dillon.

Dale was a lifelong farmer, a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Eastern Star, a Gideon and member of the Cates Community Church. In years past, he was on the Fountain County Council, soil and water board, zoning board and Covington school board. He loved reading, woodworking, traveling, playing Euchre, golfing, his yearly fishing trip with “OHB,” riding his motorcycle and snowmobile and flying his Cherokee plane. 

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Anna; three daughters, Dale Annette (Craig) Neth of Hollis, New Hampshire, Cynthia Jean (David) Zinn of Zionsville and Donna Marie (Michael) Leach of Indianapolis; son Kevin Eugene (Jenny) Cates of Kingman; nine grandchildren, Rebecca, Rachel, Kimberly, Grayson, Sydney, Hanna, Chelsea (Dylan), Jared (Alexis) and Kyle (fiancé-Allison); three great-granddaughters, Brooklyn, Anna and Eden; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Norma Cates and Carolyn (Phil) White; granddaughter Alyssa Zinn; and great-granddaughter Elise Market. 

Visitation will be at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman, 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, with a Masonic Service at 6:45 p.m. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at the funeral home, with Pastor Dusty Woodrow officiating. The service will be recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at Burial will follow at Kingman Fraternal Cemetery with military honors by the United States Army and Legion Post 72 Honor Guard.

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Larry Dean Cope

Larry Dean Cope

Feb. 10, 1942-Sept. 21, 2022


Larry Dean Cope, 80, of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at Ascension St. Vincent, Indianapolis.

Larry was born Feb. 10, 1942, to Frank and Juanita Cope of Crawfordsville. He graduated from Coal Creek High School in 1962. He loved spending time with his family and golfing. He was a very loving and giving person who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl.

His remaining family includes: children, Larry (Margie) Cope of North Carolina, Teresa (Shane) McLane of North Carolina, Aaron (Marcy) Conkright of Crawfordsville and Shane (Carlie) Cope of Zionsville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters.

A celebration of life open house will take place 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at First Baptist Church, Crawfordville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to First Baptist Church.

DeLores Ann Woods

DeLores Ann Woods

August 25, 1947  -  September 19, 2022


DeLores Ann Woods, 75 of Brazil, passed away September 19, 2022, at 9:45pm at Signature Healthcare in Terre Haute. She had failing health for several years.


She was born August 25, 1947, in Parke County, the daughter of Orville and Viola Wetnight Summer. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1965.


DeLores worked at Columbia Enamel in Terre Haute for several years, and last worked as a bartender at the VFW #1127. She enjoyed watching TV, crafting, minions, and hummingbirds.


She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Robert Wayne Newport.


Survivors include her daughter, DeAnna Newport of Rockville; grandchildren, Deborah Jones, and James Watson; brothers, Fred Summers and Bill Summers; sisters, Roseanna Waggle and Leah Stough; former son in law, Shane Jones and other extended family.


Cremation will take place with a wake to be held at a later date.

Robert 'Bob' Joseph Mason

Robert ‘Bob’ Joseph Mason

July 8, 1959-Sept. 20, 2022


Robert “Bob" Joseph Mason, 63, of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022,  in his home, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born July 8, 1959, at Crawfordsville, to Robert D. And Carolyn Spessard Mason.

Bob graduated from North Montgomery High School in 1977 and received his associate’s degree in electronic technology from Purdue University in 1980. He worked for Servies Dairy for eight years, and worked for Nor-cote International for 27 years as the materials manager.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, Crawfordsville. Bob was well known for his love of sports, especially softball, golf and Purdue athletics.

Bob married Kimberli Leigh Barnett on March 8, 1986. She survives.

Bob also is survived by son Ryan Joseph Mason of Indianapolis; brothers, Steve (Melissa) of Crawfordsville, David (Kim) of Indianapolis and Richard of Crawfordsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law Lee D. Barnett.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at First Christian Church, Crawfordsville, with Pastor Kevin Toth officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will follow the service at Oak Hill Cemetery North. Hunt & Son Funeral Home was entrusted with care.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choosing.

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Randall Wayne Wilhite

Randall Wayne Wilhite

June 19, 1959-Sept. 17, 2022


Randall Wayne Wilhite, 63, of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at Franciscan Health East, Lafayette, from heart failure.

Randy was born June 19, 1959, to Don and Dorothy Wilhite of Crawfordsville. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1978 and retired from RR Donnelley & Sons. Randy enjoyed fishing, playing guitar, riding his motorcycle and traveling. He loved his wife, children and spending time with his grandkids. He and his wife Cindy, spent the past several years traveling, meeting new people and making new friends. He didn’t know a stranger and was well known for making

everyone around him laugh.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Dorothy Wilhite; brother Bob Wilhite; and sister Donna Wilhite Simms.

His remaining family include: wife Cindy Wilhite; daughters, Alisha Wilhite, Amber Wilhite and Sasha (David) Stonebraker; sisters, Nancy (Jim) Generis and Cynthia (Ted) Brinson; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave. Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Randy’s memory to the Arbor Day Foundation.

Evelyn I. Michael

Evelyn I. Michael

Nov. 5, 1924-Sept. 20, 2022


Evelyn I. Michael, 97, of Lebanon and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at Witham Hospital, Lebanon.

She was born Nov. 5, 1924, at Crawfordsville, to John and Maude McCoy Shahan.

On March 1, 1946, she married Donald Michael. He preceded her in death Nov. 29, 1993.

Evelyn is survived by her children, Steve Michael and Patricia (Larry V.) White; grandchildren, Andrea Thompson, Rachel Rasp, Patrick Michael, Nic White and Tony Michael; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sons, John Michael and Mike Michael, and grandson Jeff Michael.

She was a caring, loving and lively woman and mother who will be greatly missed by her friends and family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday. Interment will follow the service in Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville.

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Mary Targett

Mary Targett

September 16, 1921  -  September 18, 2022


Mary Ellen Schmidt Targett, 101, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her family. Mary was born to the late Fred and Barbara (Tiefel) Schmidt on September 16, 1921 in Clay City.

Mary was a 1939 graduate of Clay City High School. She was a proud lifelong Clay City Eel supporter. In 1944, Mary married the love of her life, Donald Targett who preceded her in death in 2004. Together, Mary and Don attended First Presbyterian Church in Clay City and later attended the First Brethren Church in Clay City. Both Mary and Don were very involved in the Presbyterian Church. In Mary’s younger days, she enjoyed playing softball. She loved Sable Border Collies raising several throughout her life. She was a breast cancer survivor, and was a mentor to other local women who fought breast cancer. Mary enjoyed gardening and canning, and in her younger days she enjoyed baking and making homemade ice cream. Later in life, she enjoyed attending her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s events and especially going out to eat with anyone that would ask.

Mary was a member of the Clay City VFW Post 6606 Women’s Auxiliary, as well as a post member and member of the Women’s Auxiliary at the Clay City American Legion Post 0225. Mary loved her country, even packing rations for the veterans.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Targett, her parents Fred and Barbara Schmidt, her siblings, Jean Harbaugh, Virginia Salter, and Fred Schmidt, one nephew, Marvin Harbaugh, and one grandson in law, Tony Hayden.

Mary is survived by her children, Sue Nowak (Ray), Donna Ream (Jim), Nancy Apple (Steve), and Mike Targett (Darlene), nine grandchildren, Doug Ream (Annette), Brian Ream (Shelly), Tim Ream, Debbie Hayden, Jamie Smith (Kirk), Jason Apple (Stephanie), Chad Apple, Christopher Targett (Sharayah), and Shelby Hofmann (Dylan), as well as 18 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Thursday, September 22nd from 4-8 P.M. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East Eighth Street in Clay City. A funeral service, officiated by Pastor Ray Deeter will begin at 1 P.M. on Friday September 23rd at the funeral home. Friends and family may visit from 11 A.M. until the time of service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Clay City Sports Boosters, 601 Lankford Street in Clay City, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704 Hagerstown, MD 21741, or Disabled American Veterans P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250.

Jack Andrew 'Andy' Price II

Jack Andrew ‘Andy’ Price II

Jan. 3, 1965-Aug. 25, 2022


A memorial service will be conducted 2-5 p.m. Sunday at East Side Baptist Church, 2000 Traction Road, for Jack Andrew ‘Andy’ Price II, who died Aug. 25, 2022.

Betty Marie Dotson

Betty Marie Dotson

Aug. 24, 1926-Sept. 17, 2022


Betty Marie (Bader) Dotson, 96, of Hillsboro passed away at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at The Waters of Covington.

Betty was born Aug. 24, 1926, at Hamilton, in Butler County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Carl Raymond and Sophie (Pieper) Bader. Betty was raised Butler County, Ohio and graduated from Ross Township High School in Butler County, Ohio in 1944. Following graduation, Betty worked as a secretary for the Soil Conservation Service in Butler County, Ohio.

On March 12, 1949, she married Gerald Leon Dotson in Butler County, Ohio. He preceded Betty in death May 20, 2007.

Following their marriage, Betty and Gerald moved to Indiana and resided in Kingman until later moving to Hillsboro in 1955, where they have resided.

Betty and Gerald formerly owned the Chatterbox Restaurant in Hillsboro from December 1978 until December 1991. Betty was an active member of the Hillsboro United Methodist Church. She served as Girl Scout Leader from 1958-1988. She was also active in the Fountain County Genealogy Society, serving as secretary for many years.

Betty leaves behind her son, Philip (Diana) Dotson, Hillsboro; five grandchildren, Jeremy (Megan) Shaw, Trevor (Amanda) Hohenstein, Christina (Tony) Delaney, Breanne Fields and Raymond (Jessica) Dotson; 14 great-grandchildren; and son-in-law Kyle (Lorie) Mausbach, Crawfordsville.

She also was preceded in death by daughter Annetta Mausbach and sister Ruth Witte.

Friends may call at Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, on Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon until service time at 2 p.m. Pastor David Inskeep will officiate. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillsboro United Methodist Church or the Fountain County Genealogy Society.

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Mary (Holman) Weir-Wommack

Mary (Holman) Weir-Wommack

April 9, 1931-Sept. 15, 2022


With profound sadness we announce the passing of Mary (Holman) Weir-Wommack, our loving mother, sister, aunt and friend to whose lives she touched. Her words of encouragement, wisdom and comfort always gave us strength in a time of weakness.

Mary W. Wommack, 91, of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at Bickford Memory Care. She was born April 9, 1931, to the late Minzy Holman and Corene (Totten) Silbernagel.

Mary married Kenneth Weir on June 5, 1948, and together they had three children. His life was short lived, and he preceded her in death in January 1977. She then married Johnny Wommack in July 1984, sharing 12 years of marriage and many travels. He preceded her in death April 26, 1997. Her third companion, Al Obermiller, they had pleasures of seeking treasures along the routes of travel. Finally, a special friend, Wendall Cope, they spent many hours listening to music and prayer. He was a good friend to fill the quiet years.

She was a member of Whitesville Christian Church, as well as the Order of Eastern Star, Crawfordsville Firefighters Auxiliary and Fraternal Order of the Eagles Auxiliary 1005. She was past Madam President and was awarded the high honor of Mrs. Eagle. She held many office chairs and was proud to be part of the Eagles Motto “People helping People.” She enjoyed the club and the many friends she made.

Mary was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved the role of Grams! She had strong and caring personality and always made friends everywhere she went.

Her life was a living example of her favorite Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32, “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”

She is survived by daughter Michele (Randy) Borden; daughter-in-law Elaine Weir; two grandchildren, Ashley (Ryan) Tice and Andrew (Anne) Borden; great-granddaughters, Taylor and Alexandria Tice; step-grandson Tony Hamm; step-great-grandchildren, Eric and Sydney Hamm; sisters Becky Gaphart of Jasper and Marlene (Billy Gruff) Holman of Gainesville, Florida; brother-in-law Mike Czwormiak of Chicago; lifelong special friends, Fred and Twylo Davis; and special niece and nephew, Mark Gibson and Alicia Webb.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; spouses, Kenneth Weir, Johnny Wommack and Al Obermiller; sons, Dennis and Derrick Weir; sister Patsy Czworniak; brother Sonny Holman; best friend, Doris Davis; step-grandson Michael Hamm.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Whitlock Place and Bickford Memory Care for taking excellent care of Mary. She adored the many staff members who cared for her during her time there.

Visitation will at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Thursday, Sept. 22 from noon until the time of funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Mary’s name to Whitesville Christian Church, Alamo Christian Church or the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Auxiliary 1005.

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David Leon Foster

David Leon Foster

April 4, 1928-Sept. 17, 2022


David Leon Foster, 94, of Noblesville and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at Five Star Senior Living in Noblesville.

He was born April 4, 1928, at Darlington, to the late D. Elmer and Ruth W. (Seybold) Foster.

David graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1946 and on Jan. 9, 1948, he married Donna L. Coval, who preceded him in death March 18, 2019.

David worked at RR Donnelley’s for 44 years as a photo engraver before retiring in 1990. He was a member of Eagles 1005, Elks Club, Moose and Masonic Lodge #50. He enjoyed tinkering, old antique cars, dancing, gardening, taking walks in the woods, sitting with his dog and was quite the artist.

He is survived by two sons, Robert (Kathy) Foster of Noblesville and Bruce (Dawn) Foster of Franklinton, North Carolina; daughter Paula (Michael) Caldwell of Sellersburg; two sisters, Mary Lou Henry of Crawfordsville and Pat Yount of Peoria, Illinois; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Donna; brothers, Robert G. Foster and Don Foster; and two sisters, Donnis Heath and Lucille Shahan.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at noon. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at Entombment will follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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Carol J. Holt

Carol J. Holt

March 13, 1958-Sept. 17, 2022


Carol J. Holt passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at Franciscan Health in Crawfordsville.

She was born March 13, 1958, at Crawfordsville, to Eston Myers and Berniece (Carlisle) Myers Fullenwider. She married June 30, 1989, at Lake Holiday, to Richard Holt.   

Carol was a cook at Granville Wells Elementary School for 10 years. She was a member of ABATE of Indiana and the New Ross Methodist Church. Carol loved being outdoors, camping and birdwatching. She enjoyed travel ling and taking road trips with her family. Carol was interested in genealogy and scrapbooking family pictures. 

She is survived by husband Rich; four children, Mandee (Stephen) Newgent, Stacey (David) Coleman, Jeremiah Holt and Cassidy Holt-Spencer (Cyrus); 12 grandchildren, Brittany, Kaylea, Kaden, Peyton, CJ, Madison, Presley, Layla, Axel, Camryn, Soren and Viggo; three great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Marlene Holt; and three siblings, Jerry Myers, Linda (Al) Mendenhall and Brenda (Rick) Sommerville.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Sandra Gillogly and Byron Myers. 

Visitation will be held 3-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville. Cremation was chosen with a private family burial in Beckville Cemetery at a later date. 

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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