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Duard C. Jones

Duard C. Jones

August 11, 1928 ~ August 30, 2021

 

Duard C. Jones, age 93, of Noblesville passed away August 30th, 2021.
He was born August 11th, 1928 in Jefferson County, Indiana to Dorothy Bruther and Delmer Jones.
Duard married Ethel Williams (Walls) on October 28th, 1959.   She preceded him in death October 11th, 2020.
He is survived by his children Duard C. Jones Jr. of Noblesville, Valinda J. Hensel of Noblesville, Robert J. Jones of Greencastle, Cliff L. Jones of Indianapolis, and Betty J. Harris of Zionsville; grandchildren Luke Jones, Derek Jones, Nicholas E. Hensel, Patricia A. Gibson, Jennifer A. Hensel, Amanda Horner, Rebecca Wyse, John Jones, and Melissa Fulton; sisters Brenda Steinhardt and Marilyn Meeks.
He is preceded in death by his grandchildren Matthew Harris, Michael Harris, and Anthony Jones; sisters Idell Whitsitt and Nina Aldridge.
Funeral services for Duard will be at 11:00 am September 3rd, 2021 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale, IN.  Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the funeral service time of 11:00 am.  Burial will follow in Cloverdale Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Grace Margaret Stillman

FEBRUARY 28, 1931 – AUGUST 30, 2021

 

Grace Margaret Stillman, 90, of Terre Haute, passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021, at home, surrounded by her family. She was born on February 28, 1931, in Medina, Ohio to Robert and Grace (Cunningham) Skillthorpe.

Grace is survived by her children, Autumn, John Jr., Wayne Sr., Monty, Kim, and Shannon; and loved by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her nine siblings, and a grandson, Michael Tackett.

Grace worked for many years in the kitchen at Grandma Joy’s. She loved to bake and cook. Grace also enjoyed crocheting, playing Yahtzee and card games, puzzle books, and going on country drives. Most of all, she cherished the time she spent with her family. She will be truly missed.

In accordance with her wishes, Grace will be cremated and laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Benita Lou Phillips

Benita Lou Phillips
JUNE 8, 1959 – AUGUST 29, 2021

 

Benita Lou Phillips, 62, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021.

 

Born June 8, 1959 in Greencastle, she was daughter of Leon R. and Virginia (Pell) Phillips and was a graduate of Greencastle High School.

 

Benita had worked in customer service in various restaurants in Greencastle. She was a former member of the Seelyville Pentacostal Church and attended Hannah St. Baptist Church in Greencastle.

 

She was preceded in death by her Father.

 

Benita is survived by her mother, Virginia Phillips; a brother, Ed Phillips; sisters, Linda Evans and Melody (Tim) Bullard; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 3, 2021 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Sept. 2nd from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.

 

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family c/o www.BittlesandHurt.com

Virginia L Aker

Virginia L. “Nanny” Aker, of Carbon, Indiana, passed away on August 29, 2021, at Greene County Hospital.

Virginia was born on February 11, 1924, the daughter of John and Fay (Tribble) Egloff. She attended Van Buren High School graduating in 1942. She was the last remaining member of her class and the oldest person living in Carbon. She was united in marriage on March 28, 1947 to Warren “Ole” Aker. He preceded her in death in 1966. As a young girl, she worked as a secretary at American Vitrified Clay Factory, in Brazil. She also worked as at the Fashion Shoe Store in Brazil, Roots Department Store in Terre Haute, and Kroger in Brazil.

We know she has already had a bowl of ice cream with Jesus and is handing out chocolates to everyone. She was known for her cream pies and Nanny’s noodles. She accepted challenges as she got older that included climbing tree houses, riding up in bucket trucks, and agreeing to be in Snapchat or TikTok videos with her great grandchildren.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, John and Fay Egloff; her husband Warren “Ole” Aker, a son Johnny Aker; two sisters Betty Linton and Evelyn McClain; and one brother John Fredrick Egloff.

She is survived by her daughters Becky Hayes and Cheryl Aker of Carbon and one son Gary Aker (Helen) of Brazil; grandchildren: Brady Aker, Julie Wells, Ryan (Crystal) Aker, Jamie (Misty) Hayes, Cory (Misty) Hayes, Jenny (Zach) Little, Amber Schlatter, Danny (Brittany) Hayes, Megan Aker, Dalton Aker, and honoree granddaughter Brenda Thompson. Virginia’s legacy also continues with fourteen great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, as well as many extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 11:00am until 1:00pm. Services will be held at 1:00pm with burial to follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.

Charlene Vernon

Charlene Vernon, 101, of Thorntown passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at Bickford of Crawfordsville.

She was born Dec. 22, 1919, in Montgomery County, a daughter of the late Orville Earl and Alta (Flaningam) Deck.                      

She attended school at Shannondale and graduated from Darlington High School in 1938.  Following high school, she worked at the Thorntown Telephone Company and a few years later at Woolworth’s in Crawfordsville.

On Oct. 10, 1943, she was united in marriage to David M. Vernon in Logansport. He preceded her in death Dec. 16, 1989. Early in their marriage, they lived in Pennsylvania and Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1948 they moved back on the family farm in Darlington.

Charlene was a devoted farm wife, who took pride in taking care of her family. She was dedicated member of the Shannondale Presbyterian Church, where she was the pianist and organist for over 60 years. Her other memberships included the Darlington Eastern Star over 75 years, Thorntown Home Economics Club, Shannondale Ladies Aide and card clubs. She also volunteered a few years at Witham Memorial Hospital. 

Survivors include: daughter Linda Vernon-Goldman of Darlington and granddaughter Lisa M. Goldman of Thorntown.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Charlene was preceded in death by her sister, Edith, and her twin sister, Charlotte.

Visitation will be held 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Myers & Hunt Mortuary, 116 W. Plum St., Thorntown. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Thorntown. Interment will follow services at Lutheran Cemetery in Darlington.

The family would prefer those in attendance to wear a mask.

Memorials may be given in her memory to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research.

Online condolences may be made at www.MyersMortuary.com.

Linda Vaught

Linda Vaught, 62, of Crawfordsville passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette. 

She was born Feb. 12, 1959, at Lebanon, to James and Norma Bush Vaught.

Linda had worked for many years as a CNA in nursing homes.

She is survived by her mother Norma; daughters, Heather and Courtney Vaught; brothers, James, Tracy and Bob Vaught; sister Kathy Seymour; and grandson Mason Minch.

She was preceded in death by her father and daughters, Melissa and Tasha Vaught.

A private family graveside service will be held at New Ross Cemetery. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.huntandson.com.

William G. 'Bill' Reed

William G. “Bill” Reed, 88, of rural Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at Hickory Creek. He accepted salvation and was baptized in the Walnut Fork Creek.

He was born Dec. 1, 1932, at Lakeview Hospital, Danville, Illinois, to Vernal and Helen (Mason) Reed.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Beverly; two daughters, Kathy (Steve) Lidester, New Market, and Karin (Rob) Davis, Marshall, Missouri; two sons, Rick (Cheryl) Davis, rural Crawfordsville, and Ron Reed, Chandler, Arizona; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

At the age of 15, he moved to live with his uncle and aunt, the Wilkinsons, in Montgomery County. Bill attended Linden High School, graduating in 1950. He was twice president of the alumni association. While in the Air Force, he fell in love and married Beverly Johnson of Columbus, Ohio. He often said, “She has been a wonderful wife.”

Bill worked part-time during everyone’s busy season, and had many experiences where he watched and learned. He farmed custom spread fertilizer chemicals for Clifton Quigg for 31 years. He harvested wheat, oats, corn for many years. He also worked at the Post Office 23 years full-time, was a full-time Realtor for 15 years and was Realtor of the Year 1994 as well as board president in 92-93.

His favorite work — harvesting, especially west. He enjoyed western hospitality, honesty and helpfulness, enjoyed his crew. They worked hard, played hard and said we don’t get mad, just get even. It’s a different world out west.

Bill enjoyed jokes, laughter, friends and travel. Walking in many shoes would help him understand other’s problems. Indian saying, “Don’t judge your brother until you have walked two moons in his moccasins.” Bill felt he had made many mistakes, the main one he should have been a better example for Jesus Christ and kept his family in church. He loved his family.

“You get only one chance to make your unchangeable past and you’re making it each minute and death is certain in this life. Please think serious about it. God bless each and every one of you.” ­— Bill

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM Wednesday at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 at the funeral home, after which he will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.

Candace Lynn Rodman

On Friday August 20th, 2021 Candace Lynn Rodman, Left this world to be with her Creator. 

Candace was born in  Indianapolis, IN. on July 4th, 1982. and, yes she was a firecracker. 

Candace was mother to daughter Jasmine Rodman and son Jagger Means. She loved her children and was very proud of them.

Candy Dandy as we liked to call her will be truly missed by her children along with her Mother Debra Atkins, Stepfather Robert Atkins II.

brothers Kegan Knust, Robert Atkins III and their Loving wives. 

Candy touched so many lives to many to list. her presence on this earth will truly be missed by all.

there will be a celebration of life at a later date.

Memories can be shared at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Joseph Louis Schrettenbrunner

Joseph Louis Schrettenbrunner, age 76, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Joseph was born January 12, 1945.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com for the Schrettenbrunner family.

Eldon Duane Lewis

Eldon Duane Lewis, 84, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021.

Born June 8, 1937 in Greencastle, IN., he was the son of Eldon Henry and Mary Thelma (James) Lewis.

Eldon was a Disabled American Veteran having served in the United States Navy on the New Jersey Battleship and Macon Cruiser.

He retired from IBM and later worked for the City of Greencastle. He also owned and operated Lewis Bait and Tackle for several years. He was avid member of the NRA.

Eldon is survived by his two children, Barbi (Kenny) Inman and D. Scott Lewis; a granddaughter, Brooke (Nick) Pennington; great grandchildren, Chloe and Austin; a step-daughter, Pam (Bob) York; step grandchildren, Heidi, Tracy and Kevin; and step great grandchildren, Allen, Jessica, and Paige.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Milton Lewis; wife, Janet Lewis; and a step-daughter, Karen.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at the Forest Hill Cemetery with military honors.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family c/o www.Hopkins-Rector.com.

Ronald David Coffey

Ronald David Coffey, age 78, of Kokomo, Indiana passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021. Ronald was born February 8, 1943.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Coffey family.

Edith Grace Jones

Edith Grace Jones, age 91, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Edith was born December 13, 1929.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Jones family.

Mardenna J. Boler

Mardenna J. Boler, age 84 of Cloverdale, went to be with the Lord August 25th, 2021.  She was born June 26th, 1937 in Marion County to the late Leon and Ione Haltom (Smythe).  She worked for many years at Mallory’s in Greencastle until her retirement.  She was active in her church and enjoyed helping others.  She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother.

 

She is survived by her children Gary Boler, Jerry Boler, Kenny Boler and wife Shelley, Steve Boler, Tammy Cox and husband Jeff.  Also, her siblings, Lyndell Bixler, Lanny Haltom and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

 

Services for Mardenna will be held Saturday, September 4th, 2021 at Noon, Soul Harvest Church, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be from 10:00am until service time.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Carolyn F. Latham

Carolyn F. Latham, 87, of Center Point, passed away at home on Thursday, August 26, 2021.

She was born on May 12, 1934 in Terre Haute to Lonnie and Anna (Bennett) Wiram. She married Robert Wesley Latham on May 27, 1954. He preceded her in death in 2010.

Carolyn and her husband, Robert, devoted their lives to Christian ministry. Although Robert was the designated “pastor,” Carolyn was a devoted partner in all their efforts. She served alongside him in several Indiana churches––Milltown, Cory, Brownstown, and Carbon and in Grapevine, Texas. In the 1960s and early 1970s, the Lathams also served as missionaries in the Philippines. Wherever she lived, Carolyn gravitated toward the children around her and loved leading church programming for and outreach efforts to them. In later years, she worked in local government, serving first as support staff for the City of Brazil, then in the Clay County Auditor’s Office.

Carolyn was also preceded in death by her parents and siblings. Her sister, Rosemary Duling of Terre Haute, died only 8 days prior to Carolyn, on August 18, 2021. The two were close throughout these recent years, especially as one by one, the other Wiram siblings passed on before them. The large family, whose parents migrated to the Terre Haute area in the early 20th century from Kentucky, includes the following: Kenneth Wiram, Chester Wiram, Franklin Wiram, Hubert Wiram, William Wiram, Joe Wiram, Jonathan Wiram, Virginia Guthrie, and two siblings who died in childhood.

Carolyn was a devoted mother to Larry, Steve, and Angela Latham, who survive her. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren whom she dearly loved: Braden Latham-Jones, Brianna Latham, Marissa Sipp, Andrea Latham, and Natalia Latham. Three great-grandchildren were also her pride and joy: Emerson Sipp, Faith Sipp, and Hollis Robert Latham. Having come from such a large family, she is survived as well by many cousins, nieces, and nephews who are scattered throughout the United States.

Carolyn’s life will be remembered and celebrated at 1 pm on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at the Brazil Nazarene Church 1002 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, Pastor Marlin Betts officiating. Visitation will take place at the church prior to the service, beginning at 11 am. Burial will follow services at Wilkerson Cemetery. Due to the increasing incidence of COVID-19 in our community, the family requests that masks be worn by all attendees. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.


French Funeral Home has been entrusted with her care.

Lloyd Lee Nickless

Lloyd Lee Nickless, 87, of Clay City, Indiana, passed away at home on August 27, 2021.

He was born on June 29, 1934, in Pimento, Indiana, the son of Virgil and Ruby Mae (Shephard) Nickless. He graduated from Pimento High School with the class of 1952. As a young man he boxed in the Golden Gloves boxing league. Lloyd worked as a press operator for the Tribune Star and the Houston Chronical and Post in Houston, Texas. Following retiring from the Tribune Star he established his own business as a handy-man and house painter.

Lloyd loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed taking children on pony rides and attending to his horses. Lloyd was a member and past deacon of the Good Hope Baptist Church, in Clay City.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents Virgil and Ruby Nickless; brothers John Nickless, Harold “Nick” Nickless, and Joe Nickless; a granddaughter Jessica Nickless.

Lloyd is survived by his wife Karenina Jacqueline (Storm) Nickless whom he married on March 28, 1954. He is also survived by 2 sons: Monte Nickless and wife Tamara of Linton, Indiana and Eric Nickless and wife Karen of Coal City, Indiana; a daughter Melyssa Greer and husband Tom of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren: Jason Minnick, Mark Minnick, Andrea Flemming, Ashlee Lopez, Anna Boland, Amy Fondriest, and Oaklee Nickless; several great-grandchildren; a sister Mary Adams and husband George of Indianapolis as well as a host of extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be held at Good Hope Baptist Church, on Monday, August 30, 2021 from 4-8pm. Services will be held at the church, on Tuesday, at 2:00pm with visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Donations may be made in Lloyd’s memory to the Good Hope Baptist Church 440 County Rd 850, Clay City, IN 47841. Visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.

Marianne W. Moon-Fields

Marianne W. Moon-Fields passed away Oct. 4, 2020, at Alexandria, Kentucky.

She was born Nov. 2, 1939, at Crawfordsville, to Fred M. and Bernice (Barker) White at Crawfordsville.

She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1947 and was active in 4-H for nine years. She attended Purdue University. She was a past member of the Whitesville Christian Church and taught Sunday school for over 40 years.

In 1948, she married Robert L. Moon. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by their three daughters, Susan Mallory Moore, Diane Kuchera and Amy Terzino; and two granddaughters, Samantha Schultz and Ellen Terzino.

She also was preceded in death by daughter Sara Moon.

In 2009, Marianne married Robert C. Fields of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He also preceded her in death.

She was a member of Rainbow Girls and the Athens Chapter #75 of Eastern Star in Crawfordsville. She enjoyed the arts, reading, genealogy, bridge, dominoes and traveling. For over 40 years she was the proud owner of an Indiana Centennial Farm that had been in her family for over 125 years.

She will be buried with her mother and father at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Margaret Elizabeth Groves

Margaret Elizabeth (Brown) Groves, 99, of Crawfordsville went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, surrounded by her family.

She was born July 31, 1922, at New Ross, to the late Robert Harvey and Doris Edith (Funkhouser) Brown.

Margaret graduated from New Ross High School in 1940 and on July 16, 1942, at Orlando, Florida, she married Robert Glenn Groves. He preceded her in death Feb. 28, 1978.

She was a loving mother and grandmother who gave selflessly to others. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and one of her greatest delights was to share with others the delicious food she prepared. She was a member of New Hope Christian Church. 

She is survived by daughter Linda K. (Harold) Carpenter; sons, Robert E. Groves and John R. (Wanda) Groves; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and four on the way; and several nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert; daughter Nancy Caldwell; two brothers, Robert V. and Howard D. Brown; and sister Marcille Abbott.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 28 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville. A funeral service officiated by Pastor Steve Wilke will follow at noon. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Darlington Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Montgomery County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 334, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Dawn Ireland Whiteman

Dawn L. Ireland Whiteman, 80, of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday evening, Aug. 24, 2021, at Hickory Creek.

Born July 18, 1941, at Alexandria, Virginia, she was the daughter of William Brown and Gertrude Brown. She attended school in Alexandria. She was married to James E. Ireland and they served in the mission field with Village Missions in Finchford, Iowa, Yountsville, Indiana and West Liberty, Ohio. He passed away in 2007. She married Charles H. Whiteman in 2013. He survives.

During her time as a minister’s wife, she lived to serve the people. She was a member of Liberty Chapel and the Ladies Aid. She helped with VBS and many other church projects. She was self-taught in many things and loved to travel.

Surviving family includes: husband Charlie Whiteman; daughter Cherie Brady Carty (Robert) of Germantown, Wisconsin; son William S. Ireland (Deb Nelson) of Crawfordsville; granddaughter MacKenzie Carty; two grandsons, Brenden Carty and Mathew Brock Ireland; three step-sons, Gary Whiteman of Springville, Indiana, Scott Whiteman of Lafayette and Karl Whiteman of San Antonio, Texas; and niece Roxanne Brown Ankney.

She was preceded in death by sister Dolores “DoDee” Brown.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at Liberty Chapel, 3942 W. C.R. 500N, Crawfordsville. Services will begin at 2 p.m., led by Pastor Jim Canady. Burial will follow at Liberty Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

Donations in memory of Dawn Ireland Whiteman may be made to Trinity Mission, 2150 Elmwood Ave., Lafayette, IN 47904.

Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.

John Robert 'Bob' Parsons

John Robert “Bob” Parsons of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 26, 2021, at Wellbrooke. He was 88.

Bob served his country in the Army during the Korean War, from 1954-1956. He was a volunteer for V.I.T.A. as a tax preparer for over 30 years. He was an electrician with IBEW and past business agent for Local 451. He was a member of the Eagles and Montgomery County Bowling Hall of Fame. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing golf, mushroom hunting and was an avid watcher of horse racing.

Born Aug. 8, 1933, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Homer C. Parsons and Mary M. Parsons Weaver. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School. He married Martha Mason on Jan. 18, 1957. She survives.

Surviving family includes: wife Martha Parsons; four children, Brenda (Robert) Youkey of Thorntown, Mark (Katy) Parsons of Greencastle, Debbie Parsons of Indianapolis and Bob Parsons of Crawfordsville; eight grandchildren, Alex Parsons, Hayden Parsons, Michael Parsons, Chris (Christy) Edwards, Alicia (Zak) Kladden, Kevin Youkey, Leslie (Chad) Rauch and Brandon Youkey; 14 great-grandchildren, Mason, Mia, Ethan, Lacie, Kaylin, Addison, Lilly, Sophia, Austin, Paige, Dillan, Parker, Carly and Kelsey.

He was preceded in death by brother James Parsons; three sisters, Delores Bonwell, Marilyn Updike and Jeanette Parsons; and two granddaughters, Stacie and Bethany.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by interment at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

Donations in memory of Bob Parsons can be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W 96th St., Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.

Joseph O'Rourke Jr.

Joseph O’Rourke Jr., 93, of Des Moines, Iowa and formerly of Crawfordsville, Indiana died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

Born May 11, 1928, Davenport, Iowa to the late Joseph O’Rourke Sr. and Adell (Jones) O’Rourke. Joe was raised in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Southwest High School in May 1946, after which he enlisted in the Army and served as part of the General HQ staff during the occupation of Japan.

After his service Joe returned to attend the University of Missouri for undergraduate studies and enlisted in the ROTC program. While at Missouri he met the love of his life Beverly Miller while both were working together in the Theater department. Upon graduation in 1952 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and served as an Information and Education officer with multiple assignments stateside. On Dec. 27,1952, Joe and Bev were married and stood united for the next 66 years until Bev’s passing in March of 2018.

Joe began his teaching career teaching Speech and Theater at University of Hawaii, Hilo branch from 1954-1956 after which he returned to University of Missouri to teach and finish his graduate level courses earning a master’s degree and ultimately a doctorate in philosophy. Moving to Crawfordsville in January of 1960, to teach Speech and Rhetoric at Wabash College was supposed to be a temporary assignment; at least that’s what he told Bev as they drove through the Parke County countryside. But as luck would have it, he and Bev fell in love with West Central Indiana and the college where he went on to chair the Speech Department and teach public speaking and coach debate with honors for 37 years before retiring in spring of 1997.

Through the years Joe was active with Kiwanis, Sugar Creek Players, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery County Democrats and was a founding member of the Montgomery County Leadership Academy.

With mixed emotions Joe moved to Des Moines, Iowa in fall of 2018, to be closer to their son Jerry and his family. Joe resided at Wesley Acres.

Surviving family; son Jerry (Linda) O’Rourke; grandsons, Jonathan (Stacy) O’Rourke, Colin (Kristin) O’Rourke and Christopher O’Rourke; as well as a niece, Leslie Griffith, and nephews, Todd (Sue) and David (Susan) Griffith and their families.

Memorials can be sent to the Joseph O’Rourke Jr. Award in Rhetoric at Wabash College, Wabash Advancement Office, 301 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville, IN 47933, https://www.wabash.edu/give, or by phone please call 877-743-4545.

Due to COVID restrictions and protocols a family only service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Crawfordsville. Live video streaming of the service can be viewed on either Facebook or YouTube platforms through St John’s website https://www.stjohnscville.org. A public memorial event is being planned for spring of 2022.

Sandra J. Lowe

Sandra J. Lowe, 52, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, at home in Crawfordsville, after a short battle with cancer.

She was born April 14, 1969, in Boone County, a daughter of the late Fred G. and Helen Lee (Byroad) Chaney. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Lisa Linton.

She graduated from Western Boone High School in 1988. Following high school she attended Ivy Tech.

During her time living in Indiana, she was employed at Ben Hur for several years as a QMA.

She was kind, soft-spoken, blessed to have a large family and loved celebrating holidays and family functions together. In her free time, Sandy enjoyed puzzle books, time with family, and gardening.  She also enjoyed her dog Sadie

Survivors include her children, Shawn Lowe of Crawfordsville and Kelsey Lowe of Veedersburg; and  two grandchildren and one arriving in November. She has three (surviving) sisters, Brenda Wright of Lebanon, Jerri (David) Sills of Crawfordsville and Kimberly Matney of Crawfordsville; and a brother, Kevin (Melissa) Chaney of Crawfordsville, along with several nieces and nephews.

Cremation is being provided by Hunt & Sons Funeral Home. The family are planning a celebration of life at a later date.

Memorials may be given in her memory to the Montgomery County Animal Welfare League.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Sandra Lowe please forward to Sills residence at 303 W. Main St. Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Mildred Fuson

Mildred Yvonne Fuson, 95, of Terre Haute, IN passed away on August 26, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born in Terre Haute on August 26, 1926 to Chester Stout and Louise (Clark) Stout.

Mildred was a graduate of Wiley High School.

She is survived by her four children: Jack Fuson Jr. (Hyang), Shirley Gard, Raymond Fuson (Jeanne), Michael Fuson (Karen); her 14 grandchildren; multiple great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Mildred loved to do her word searches, watch her game shows, and cheer on her Chicago Cubs. She was a devoted mother and housewife. She cherished her time with her family and loved to fish.

Mildred is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Jack; her two brothers, Chester Stout and William Stout; along with her three grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021 from 11am -1pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. Service will begin at 1pm. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Online condolences can be made at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net.

CATHERINE MORRIS

CATHERINE MORRIS, age 88, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. CATHERINE was born July 14, 1933.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the MORRIS family.

Peggy L. Chastain

Peggy L Chastain; a hard working, "no nonsense", firecracker, loving mother of three (plus all of their friends) has taken her reservation with the Lord. Her life revolved around being a G-ma to her three grandbabies and one grandpuppy. She fulfilled her time working to help others, including Family Support Services and Putnamville Prison. We will greatly miss her mom jokes, her constant love for family & friends and taking the grandkids on scooter rides. 

 

She is preceded in death by her father Leondard (Ruby) Austin, brother Mike Austin and sister Shirley Stevens. She is survived by her three children; Alicia (Rich) Shamel & their three children (Draiden, Keegan & Tristan), Olivia Chastain and Jacob Chastain. As well as her sister Rita Wooldridge & kids Jamie (and family) and Krissy (and family).

 

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday September 4, 2021 from 11:00am-2:00pm. Location is Peggy's favorite, The Putnam Inn (400 N Jackson St, Greencastle, IN 46135).
 
In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations for the grandkids' college fund at Teacher's Credit Union (57 Putnam Plaza Greencastle, IN 46135). In care of Olivia Chastain; Shamel Boys College Fund.

Julia Jean "Judy" Kesler Magruder

Julia Jean “Judy” Kesler Magruder, 89, of Staunton, Indiana passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana with her family by her side. She was born in Staunton, IN on February 4, 1932, the daughter of Perry Morris and Ona (Williams) Morris.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her first husband; William Kesler.

Survivors include her husband; Harlan Magruder of Staunton, IN, sons; Bill Kesler (Connie) of Brazil, Terry (Lu Lu) of Winchester, CA, granddaughter, Natasha Padgett, great-grandson; Nathan Kesler.

Judy attended First Christian Church in Staunton, IN. She was always known for her infectious laughter and sparkling personality. Judy operated Judy’s Cut & Curl in Staunton, IN for 33 years, starting her day at 5 A.M. and ending at 6 P.M., many days without even a break for lunch. Judy was Secretary of the town of Staunton, IN and she prided herself as being Precinct Committee Chairman for Democratic Party of Posey Township. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. Judy and her husband Bill were instrumental in establishing the fire department in Staunton, IN. Judy campaigned and sent petitions to the Government to fund and establish what is currently known as Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Judy began dancing at the age of 4 years old and loved to talk about her lifelong love for dance. Judy and her first husband Bill danced from the time they met until the time he passed away and even took up ballroom dancing. Several years after Bill passed away Judy decided to take square dancing classes. That’s where she met her second husband Harlan and fell in love in 1995. They spent the next 23 years dancing and traveling in their motorhome and participated in square dances across the United States.

If Judy were here today, she would say to each of you “I Hope You Dance!”

Visitation will be held at Lawson Miller Chapel, 172 East National Ave on Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 10:00 A.M.- 11:00 A.M. Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday at Lawson Miller Chapel.

Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.

Evelyn Michael

A celebration of life for Evelyn Michael will be held 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at 2052 S. Greenley St., Mace.

Donald P. Carpenter

Donald P. Carpenter of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 24, 2021. He was 74.

Don was a buyer for Thrifty Supply and later became manager. He also worked as a buyer for Pace Dairy when it opened and later worked maintenance and as a supervisor. He also worked as a buyer for Dari-Licious. He enjoyed woodworking, reading and liked to tinker and fix things. He attended First United Methodist Church.

Born April 6, 1947, near Colfax, he was the son of Ralph Carpenter and Nelda Carpenter. He graduated from Darlington High School in 1965.  On July 2, 1967, he married Janet Lusman. She survives.

Surviving family includes: wife Janet Carpenter; son Chris (Debbie) Carpenter; grandson Daniel Carpenter; and five brothers, Jack Carpenter, Bill (Nancy) Carpenter, Harold (Linda) Carpenter, Jim (Barb) Carpenter and Kenneth (Terri) Carpenter.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., with a memorial service starting at 4 p.m.

Donations in memory of Don Carpenter may be made to the Montgomery County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 334, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.

Sharon Lucas

Sharon Kay Lucas was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She left this world peacefully and with little notice, but surrounded by her children on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, at age 68.

She was born to John and Donna Mayotte on June 14, 1953. After graduating from Crawfordsville High School in 1971, Sharon lived for a time in Pennsylvania, but eventually moved back to Indiana and met the love of her life, Eric Lucas. Together, they shared two children, Paul and Jason, and raised them to be men of whom she could be proud.

Sharon was an avid reader — particularly of true crime — and a passionate fan of television and movies, Wizard of Oz being her absolute favorite, however she could enjoy Sharknado as much as The Maltese Falcon. She also loved experimenting with different recipes in the kitchen, thrift shopping and adorning herself and her home with all things purple.

She was preceded in death by her father, John, and is survived by her sons and her mother, Donna. She is also survived by her five granddaughters — Annabelle, Sarah, Claire, Madelyn and Emily — as well her two brothers, John and Alan Ray, her sister-in-law, Christa, and her daughters-in-law, Kami and Stephanie.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, with visitation at 2 p.m., at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care.

Charles Burkhart

 

Charles Burkhart passed away Feb. 11, 2021, at home. His family will be having a public gathering to remember his life 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29 at Burkhart Funeral Home.

Ernest Vaught

Ernest “Ernie” Vaught of Crawfordsville, 92, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Ernest was an inspirational example of love, loyalty, patience, forgiveness and deep commitment to his wife, children and many relatives and friends he met throughout his life.

Born Oct. 21, 1928, at New Market, Ernest was the 10th of 14 boys born to Wallace and Wilma Vaught. He shared great memories of his tight bond as a band of Vaught brothers. After graduating from Crawfordsville High School, Ernest joined the Army. As a paratrooper, he enjoyed jumping out of planes with the 187th Airborne and served with Distinction in Korea.

In 1997, Ernest retired from 41 years at Raybestos. He retired after 25 years as a Major in the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 72 and the Elks. He enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing, working in his yard, and watching the Cubs and IU sports.

Ernest married Myrna Myers on Oct. 19, 1963. They shared a deep love spanning over 57 years.

Surviving family includes: his wife, Myrna; children, Vicki Sering King (Jim), Brad (Lisa), Julie Tomlinson (Wade) and Susan Kirkland (Greg); brother Edwin “Doc” Vaught; grandchildren, Kaitlin (KK), Daniel, Corrie, Faith, Samuel, Josie, Drew and Kassie; and great-grandchildren, James (age 2, who enjoyed doing push-ups with Papaw Ernie), Elena and Valentina. 

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at First United Methodist Church, with services at 11:30 a.m. Burial with military rites will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

Donations in memory of Ernest Vaught may be made to First United Methodist Church, 212 E. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville, IN 47933.  Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.

Viola Dillon Kirkpatrick

Viola Dillon Kirkpatrick, 95, of Crawfordsville and formerly of Rockville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 22 at Carriage Crossing in Paris, Illinois.

She was a homemaker and owner of Spinning Wheel Yarn Shop in Rockville.

She was born March 3, 1926, at Lodi, Indiana, to the late James Stine and Myrtle Lunger Stine. Her husband of 34 years, Gordon Lee Dillon, whom she married Oct. 24, 1943, passed away Oct. 27, 1977. On April 17, 1980, she married Edward C. Kirkpatrick. He passed away June 14, 2001.

Survivors include: children, Pat Holycross of Charleston, Illinois and James Michael Dillon of Holiday, Florida; step-children, Mary (Dan) Russell of Rockville and Marty (Patty) Kirkpatrick of Rockville; son-in-law George Crum of New Market; daughter-in-law Hea Dillon of Loveland, Colorado; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by son David Dillon; daughter Bonnie Crum;  step-son Steve Kirkpatrick; son-in-law Tom Holycross; brother Max William Stine; and sisters, Wilma Boswell and Rosalie Alvey.

She was a 1944 graduate of Tangier High School. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Crawfordsville and former member of Waterman Baptist Church in Lodi and Rockville Baptist Church. She also was a member of Hoosier Heritage Spinners and Weavers Association and Parke County Quilters Club.

Services will be at noon Saturday, Aug. 28, at Gooch Funeral Home, 112 W. Howard St., Rockville, with Pastor Chris Horton officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Garden Cemetery in Rockville. Visitation is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at www.goochfuneralhome.com.

Tonya Lee (O'Neal) Fielder

Tonya Lee (O’Neal) Fielder, 61, of Jamestown and formerly of Bulls Gap, Tennessee, passed away from a brief battle with cancer on Monday, Aug. 24, 2021, at home, while surrounded by her loving family.

She was April 30, 1960, at Danville, Illinois, to Donald James O’Neal and Vinnie Lee (Thomas) Wilkinson. Tonya married the love of her life, Jeff Fielder, on Nov. 30, 1984. 

She worked as a cook at Cherokee High School in Rogersville, Tennessee for 11 years and loved baking and decorating cakes, especially for family and loved her many dogs throughout the years.    

She is survived by husband Jeff Fielder of Jamestown; son Joe (Taylor) Fielder of Johnson City, Tennessee; father Don O’Neal of Newtown; step-father Larry Wilkinson of Covington; siblings, Don (Rhonda) O’Neal of Lafayette, Dan (Tani) O’Neal of Crawfordsville, Tamara (Kevin) Lang of Veedersburg, Dennis O’Neal of Linden, Darryl (Jennifer) O’Neal of Linden, Tracy (Albert) Scott of Lafayette, Virginia (Patrick) Lindquist of Hillsboro and Dwayne (Jennifer) Wilkinson of Peru; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Vinnie Wilkinson.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life gathering from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at Shades State Park, Dell Shelter B, 7751 S. C.R. 890W, Waveland. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.

Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Anne Bernadette Veach

Anne Bernadette Veach, 76, of Oak Island, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021.

She was born Oct. 22, 1944, at Newfoundland, Canada.

Anne spent the first half of her adult life raising her four children. She loved to sew, knit and crochet. She then went to nursing school at Purdue University and became a registered nurse. She spent many years caring for others in hospitals and home health care. She retired from nursing after her marriage to Don. She spent many years working in her garden as well as knitting and crocheting. She loved to design and give away her creations to anyone that asked. Her payment was the joy it brought others.

Survivors include: her four children, Sarah Bennington, James Bennington, Barbara Williams and husband Edward, and Rob Bennington and partner Michelle Dobish; eight grandchildren, John Williams, Ben Williams, Catherine Andersen, Jordan Boykin, Tanner Morris, Nikki Bennington, Tony Bennington and Eryn Bennington; seven great-grandchildren, Taylor, Braylon, Jocelyn, Evan, Garnet, Curk and Easton; and sister Sadie Ennis.

She was preceded in death by her husband Don; parents, James and Maryann Griffiths; five brothers, Bill, Johnny, Gerry, Ray and Bob; and two sisters, Rebecca and Marietta.

In accordance with her wishes, no services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.

Dale Edward Ramsey

Please join the Ramsey family Friday afternoon to celebrate the life of their patriarch, Dale Edward Ramsey. The funeral procession will leave Parson Mortuary at 12:45 p.m., with a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. at Tomlinson Cemetery, 5301 S. Old State Rd 67, Muncie. A memorial reception will follow at Applewood Park Villa Clubhouse, 2201 N. Tillotson Ave., Muncie.

Dale, 96, a long-time area resident, passed away Monday, Aug. 23, at Ball Memorial Hospital.

Born Oct. 25, 1924, to Leonard Moses Ramsey and Madge Priddy Ramsey in Cowan, Indiana, Dale attended Cowan Schools, graduating from Cowan High School in 1944. Dale farmed 500 acres in the Cowan area while in high school and continued farming to support the war effort during World War II.

Dale was up for many adventures and took multiple cross-country trips with his brother and friends. He enjoyed being a problem solver and said that he did his best thinking while he slept.

Dale and his bride, Martha G. Bowers, were married Oct. 16, 1949, at Shirley, Indiana. In 1951, Dale and Martha welcomed the first of their three daughters Rachel, and then in 1952, Nancy, in 1955 Shirley rounded out the family.

In 1952, Dale opened and co-owned Ramsey Tractor Sales with his father, Leonard, and brother, Don. The business specialized in Ford tractor sales. A couple of years later the young couple moved to Texas where Dale worked in the oil industry.

In 1958, the couple returned to Indiana where they started two businesses: Ramsey Farm Equipment and later Ramsey Marine Sales in Crawfordsville, IN.

Following the sale of their businesses in 1976, Dale worked as service manager for the Perry Lewis Ford dealership. Dale and Martha had many adventures traveling the world, and lived in Palm Springs, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Clearwater, Florida; and settled in Sun City West, Arizona, where they resided for 26 years, where they were active in real estate and volunteered in the community.

In 2011, Dale and Martha returned to Indiana, living in Bloomington and Columbus before residing again in Muncie.

Dale is survived by his wife, Eula Burton; his children, Rachel Truax, Nancy Ramsey and Shirley “Sue” Ramsey, all of Muncie; his grandchildren, Kathleen Hammerle of Pasadena, Texas, Genevieve Packer of Portland, Oregon, Steve Krause of Seattle, Washington,  Rebecca Krause of Denver, Colorado and Benton Costello of Muncie; as well as three nephews.

Dale was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Martha Ramsey; parents Leonard and Madge Ramsey; step-mother Bernice Ramsey; brother Don Ramsey; sister-in-law Alberta Lamb Ramsey; and a nephew.

The family wishes to extend their thanks to the Ball Memorial ICU staff for the exceptional level of care and compassion Dale and his loved ones received while he was in their care.

Direct online condolences to the family at www.parsonmortuary.com.

Marion Wilford Rayphole

Marion Wilford Rayphole, 76, of Kingman passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

He was born Oct. 7, 1944, at Danville, Illinois, to the late Harley and Lillian G. (Drake) Rayphole.

Marion graduated from Kingman High School in 1962 and married the love of his life, Connie Nichols, on Sept. 8, 1973, at Centennial Church. Throughout the years he worked at Horner’s Body Shop in Crawfordsville for 10 years and the Fountain County Highway Department as a mechanic for 31 years. He was a member of the Yeddo Masonic Lodge #636 and enjoyed working on antique tractors and gas engines, target shooting, and reading westerns.

He is survived by his wife, Connie of Kingman; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Davis and Sandy (Dale) Brandenburg; and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many friends.   

Cremation was chosen with a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of memorial service. Majors Dale and Sandy Brandenburg will officiate. Burial of cremains will follow at Centennial Cemetery.  Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Affandi B Puteh

Affandi B Puteh, age 59, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Affandi was born April 26, 1962.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Puteh family.

Donna R. Henson

Donna Rose Henson of Cloverdale, age 85, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2021 with family at her side.   She leaves behind her beloved husband William (Bill) Henson, as well as their five children - Bill (Tonette) Henson, Dave (Carol) Henson, Jill Henson Stanley, Dan (Rosemary) Henson and Patrick (Kristin) Henson.  

Born in Princeton, Indiana on October 23, 1935 to the late Glenn Dossett and Francis Dossett Smith, Donna attended Cloverdale schools for many years, until her family moved to Eminence in her last years of high school. She graduated from Eminence High School in 1954, then moved to Indianapolis to work for Indiana Bell Telephone for the next several years.  

Donna married her high school sweetheart Bill in 1955.  They returned to Putnam County in 1959 and eventually settled into the house in Cloverdale that would be her home for the next 60 years.   

While her children grew up, Donna was a Den Mother and a Little League Mom. In the late 1970s, she became a “lunch lady” at Cloverdale High School, where she retired after 22 years.  She enjoyed attending basketball and volleyball games with her husband for many years, loved gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.   

In addition to her husband and children, Donna is survived by nine grandchildren - Christopher, Bryan (Shanna), Kevin (Mindy), Scott (Alyssa), and Daniel (Stephanie) Henson; Amber (Todd) Harpold; Joe (Laura) Stanley; Sarah Thompson and Jennifer (Daniel) Rivera), and fourteen great-grandchildren (Zach, Jacob, Reid, Casen, Emma and Quinn Henson; Shannon, Patrick, and Colleen Halloran; Rowan and Ellie Stanley; Benjamin Thompson and Anna and Maria Rivera). Also surviving are her brother Niles (Linda) Smith, her sister Pricilla (Larry) Limbach, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters Nina McReynolds, Wilma Rees, and Janice Willis.   

Visitation will be held Monday, August 30th, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale followed by services at 7 p.m. A private burial will occur at a later date.  

Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Delores Jean McMahon

Delores Jean McMahon, 76, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at Union Hospital on August 23, 2021 following complications of COVID.

Delores was born on June 25, 1945, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of Ralph Preston and Myrtle Virginia (Batchelor) Sutherland. She attended Brazil High School but had to leave to care for her family. In 1989 she earned her GED, at the age of 44, from Northview High School – an accomplishment she was very proud of. She met James McMahon at the age of 14 and they began courting. They were united in marriage on August 23, 1963. He preceded her in death in 2018 after 55 years of marriage. Delores passed away on their 58th anniversary. Her first job was working the gas station, pumping gas, for Granny and Buddy. She also worked at Danner’s, Fox Photo, and retired from Thousand Trails Camp Ground. She was very successful at selling Avon. Before getting her drivers license she would put her bag on the handle-bars of her bike and peddle around the neighborhood selling Avon as she didn’t get her license until 1974. She worked at Sutherland and Son’s as a bookkeeper for several years. Her favorite “job” was caring for her family and especially her grandkids.

She loved crafting, doing jewelry, but most of yard saleing. If a bargain was to be made she would get it. Her famous last words were “God Bless” whether on the phone or in person regardless who it was. She helped her husband Jim to pioneer several churches. Their last one being Church By the Lake at Van Bibber Lake.

Delores was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Myrtle Sutherland; her husband James McMahon; a brother Oscar Sutherland; a sister Patsy Long; and a granddaughter Michele Tucker; a great-granddaughter Emma Rae Kunkel.

Survivors include her son James Allen McMahon II (Barbara Fatch); her daughter Tonia Tucker and husband James Tucker; grandchildren: Brandon McMahon, Lance McMahon, Kaitlyn McMahon, Kensey Kunkel, Randy Kunkel, Jamie Davis, SanDee DeHeer, 27 great grandchildren; 2 brothers Ralph Sutherland Jr. and wife Barb and Roy Sutherland and wife Sandy; a sister Nellie Taylor; dear friend Billy Jo Matthews as well as many extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 5-7pm. Services will follow at 7:00pm. Burial will follow at a later date.

Donations may be made to First Farmer’s Bank and Trust C/O Kensey Kunkel 103 W. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.

Russell E. Bowman

Russell E. Bowman, 89, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, on August 22, 2021.

Russell was born on August 19, 1932, the son of Clarence and Elsie Mae (Rumple) Bowman. He served his country in the United States Air Force.

Russell worked for Peabody Coal Mine as a heavy equipment operator. He loved working on tractors and tinkering around the house. He also enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Amongst many other attributes, Russell will be remembered for his since of humor and love of a good joke.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Elsie Bowman; his first wife Marilyn (Lark) Bowman; siblings: Kenneth Bowman, Charles Bowman, Clarence “Junior” Bowman, Clifford Bowman, Hazel Parrish, and Colleen Smith.

He is survived by his wife Charlene (Messer) Bowman whom he married on November 11, 2004; two sons Randy Bowman and wife Jerri and Troy Bowman and wife Stefanie; step-daughters: Angela Parrish and husband Dennis and Kimberly Wynkoop and husband Troy; grandchildren: Andra Wolfe (Kevin), Eric Bowman (Paige), Connor Bowman, Macie Bowman, Samantha Gerbus (Nate), Alexandra Parrish, Madison Parrish, Jackson Parrish, Gary Deaton, Emma Deaton, Kylea Utterback (Justin), and Shelbi Wynkoop; great-grandchildren: Avery, Camryn, Raegan, Reid, Ellasyn, Tucker, Oliver, and Violet; a sister Mary Alice Lowdermilk; sister-in-law Donna Bowman; his beloved companion Murphy; as well as many extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Friday, August 27, 2021 from 3-7pm. Services will follow at 7:00pm, at the funeral home, with military honors provided by members of the United States Air Force, VFW, and American Legion.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.

Kathleen Byrer

Kathleen Byrer, 71, of Poland, Indiana, passed away at home, surrounded by her family, on August 22, 2021 following a lengthy illness.

Kathleen was born on December 21, 1949, in Tulia, Texas the daughter of Homer and Mary (George) Southerland. Kathleen graduated from Socorro High School and then Harold Beauty Academy. She worked as a beautician until becoming ill in 2008.

Kathleen married Bruce Byrer July 22, 1967. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and going fishing. Kathleen was a devout member of the First Apostolic Tabernacle Church (now The Anchor) for several years.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents Homer and Mary Southerland; sisters: Mary Jo Daniels and Jackie Price; father-in-law Jesse Byrer; and a brother-in-law Larry Byrer.

Survivors include her husband Bruce; three children: Rhonda Patterson and husband Jeff, Bruce Byrer Jr. and wife Penny, and Sherry Edwards and husband Robert; grandchildren: Eric Patterson (Ashli), Dustin Patterson (Brittany), Cameron Norris, Jerrod Patterson (Heidi), Brandon Patterson (Samantha), Jessica Burns (Tyler), Kole Patterson (Allison), Corbin Patterson (Hannah), and Hunter Edwards; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings: Donald Southerland (Linda), Pat Baggett, and Louise Fisher; brother-in-law David Byrer (Peggy); sister-in-law Linda Winters as well as many extended family members and friends.

Graveside Services will be at Fairview Cemetery on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 11:00am.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.

Betty L. Chew

Betty L. Chew, 94, of Reelsville, passed away in her home on Thursday, August 19, 2021 with her children at her side.

She was a simple woman who loved her family—especially her grandchildren. Babies made her smile. She was a hard worker who could out-work most men, and she never backed down from a challenge. She had a heart of gold and would share her shirt off her back if you needed it.

Betty was born on September 29, 1926, the daughter of Scott and Clara Asher Langley, in Brazil, Indiana.

On February 3, 1946, she married Earl Chew of Reelsville. They were happy residents of Pleasant Gardens (Reelsville) for seventeen years until he died of a sudden heart attack in 1963. She was left alone to raise a house full of children as a single mom. Betty led a challenging life, but she never complained; her glass was always half-full—never half-empty.

She loved to drink a hot cup of coffee with friends, and she only wanted her coffee altered with milk or half-and-half. She liked a good piece of pie, a fresh cookie, or fruit for dessert to go along with that cup of coffee. Her cold drink of choice was Coca-Cola—REAL Coke.
Betty especially enjoyed her grandchildren—she loved the babies. She was a loving grandma who could never get enough of loving those young ones. She especially enjoyed spending time with the youngest seven: Kaylynn, Keilani, Clark, Murphy, Addison, Lana, and Cameron. She was excited and looking forward to meeting her new great-granddaughter, Kennedy, who is expected to arrive in mid-November.
Holidays were important to her because family meant everything to Betty. She looked forward each year to the get-togethers in her house with home-cooked, family dinners on the special holidays of Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; her parents Scott and Clara Asher Langley; brothers Jamie Langley, Forest Langley, Robert Langley, and William Langley; sister Mildred Mulvihill; son Steven Chew; grandsons Jason Archer and Scott Bond; granddaughter Danielle Chew; and great-grandson Keegan Chew.

Betty is survived by her sister, Norma Patterson; daughters Julie Battin (Tom), Janet Archer, Kathy Bond (Bill), Jamie Williams (Todd), and Kammie Meek (Brian); son Keith Chew; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four-legged best friend and protector Sam (Little Black); and a town full of friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 4:00-8:00pm at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E National Ave. in Brazil, Indiana. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM with Pastor William Best officiating. Burial will follow at Boone Hutcheson Cemetery.

Edwin 'Ed' Dale Stewart

Edwin “Ed” Dale Stewart, 73, passed away Friday evening, Aug. 20, 2021, at Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, after a long battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

Ed was born Jan. 1, 1948, at Crawfordsville, to Wallace “Wally” and Mary “Louise” Stewart. He attended St. Bernard’s Catholic School, then graduated from Waynetown High School in 1966. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1967-1969. While serving in the Army, Ed attended ANCOC - Non-Commissioned Officer Candidate School. He was an E6 Staff Sergeant. He received many awards while serving his country. While in Vietnam he was a tank commander. Ed received the Purple Heart after injuries sustained while in combat.

He was self-employed, owning and operating an automotive repair shop, then Eastside Auto Parts salvage yard. He worked there until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church where he served as an usher for many years. Ed loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. He and his wife loved hosting family get-togethers. He was a proud member of the Vietnam Veterans Association and the DAV. He enjoyed stock car racing, restoring his 1932 Ford Coupe and working at his garage. He was a member of a pit crew, enjoyed watching NASCAR and the Indianapolis Colts, and attending Vietnam Veteran reunions across the country.

He married Elizabeth “Libby” McKeown in 1970. Together they raised three children, Amy (Tim) Nichols, Tammy (Eugene) Adams and Jeff Stewart (Melissa Hoffman). Also surviving are his sister, Debbie Threlkeld; lady friend of 12 years, Carla Watson; several nieces and nephews; three grandchildren, Kayla (Chris) McCormick, Mackenzie Adams and Mason Adams; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Libby; sister Barb Bowles; brother-in-law Mike Threlkeld; and nephew Rick Blodgett.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive visitors from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home.

Wanda L. Clarkston

Wanda L. Clarkston, 76, of rural Hillsboro passed away at 9:01 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, at her residence, with her family at her side.

Wanda was born March 2, 1945, at Cates, the daughter of John and Inez (Mitchell) Towell. She married John C. Clarkston on March 30, 1963, at Cates.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister Brenda Storckman; and brother Denny Towell.

Surviving family include: her husband, John C. Clarkston, Hillsboro; two daughters, Linda (Ron) Walls, Evansville, and Buffy (Randy) White, Covington; son Ed (Lori) Clarkston, Hillsboro; sister Nancy Douglas, Kingman; six grandchildren, Kyle (Brittany) Stanton, Kari (Brandon) McNeely, Cassie (Nathan) Lea, Aaron (Jessica) White, Caden Lynn, Abby (Ross) Columbia; and eight great-grandchildren.

Wanda had attended school in Cates and graduated from Kingman High School in 1963. She was a member of Cates Community Church, where she enjoyed her church family and loved serving the Lord there with them. She enjoyed gardening and cooking; she always insisted on feeding whoever might stop by to visit, you never left her house hungry. More than anything she loved and enjoyed her family.

She had been employed by Steel Grip for more than 20 years prior to her retirement. But she will be best remembered as a wonderful homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Pastor Dusty Woodrow officiating. Burial will be at Coal Creek (Snoddy’s) Cemetery near Stringtown.

Memorial contributions may be given to Coal Creek Cemetery.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

Tina Marie Watkins

Tina Marie Watkins, age 57, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Tina was born December 2, 1963.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Watkins family.

Mary Tilda Cox

Mary Tilda Cox, age 87, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021. Mary was born July 23, 1934.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com for the Cox family.

Michael Neal Jones

Michael Neal Jones, 53, of Brazil, Indiana passed away on August 21, 2021 due to injuries sustained in a vehicular accident.

Mike was born on January 12, 1968, in Brazil, Indiana, the son of Jerry D. Jones and Linda Mae (Kline) Jones. Mike worked for Charlie McClain for several years doing lawn maintenance.

Mike loved listening to music. He was a collector of many albums and enjoyed listening to classic rock music. He also was a huge Mopar fan. He used to own a 1969 Dodge Challenger RT convertible and more recently a 1991 Dodge Dakota Little Red Express.

He was preceded in death by his brother Ricky Dean Jones.

Survivors include his mother Linda Mae Cooper; his father Jerry Jones; his son Brandon Jones; two grandchildren: Malikai Jones and Holli Walters.

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 3-5pm. Services will be held at the funeral home, at 5:00pm with burial to follow at Clearview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clay County Food Pantry 506 E Pinckley St, Brazil, IN 47834.

Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in his memory.

Max F. Smith

Max F. Smith, age 89, of Cloverdale passed away August 21st, 2021, working till the end on his farm.

Born July 2nd, 1932, to the late Harold and Eva (Hart) Smith.

He is survived by significant other of 34 years Anita McEnulty; his children Kim (Tim) Shinn of Fillmore, Dale (Juanita) Smith of Cloverdale; extended family Kendra (Mark) Coon of Cloverdale, Randy (LeAnna) McEnulty of Poland, Kevin (Amie) McEnulty of Greenwood, Cory (Jennifer) McEnulty of South Carolina; brothers Harold Smith, Mike (Marsha) Smith; sister Ellen Davies; grandchildren Rashell Harcourt, Marlana Dietz, Nick Shinn, Clint Smith, Adam Smith, Kedrick Coon, Brandon Tancak; 15 great-grandchildren.

 Thanks to all the Special Little Fruitsey’s.

He is preceded in death by his grandson Wyatt Smith; brothers Elvin (Epp) Smith, Delmas (Joe) Smith; sister LaVaughn Patten.

Funeral services for Max will be held at 11:00 am Thursday August 26th, 2021 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be Wednesday August 25th, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Paul C. Quilliam

Paul C. Quilliam, 82, of Terre Haute, passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Springhill Village. He was born on November 17, 1938, in Terre Haute to William Paul and Florence Lucille (Baker) Quilliam.

Paul is survived by wife of 63 years, Shirley (Byerley) Quilliam; 3 children: daughters, Carla Kay, Alisa Lee and son, William Paul Quilliam II; a grandson, Matthew; and nieces, Luana Horton and Pamela Yeomans.

Paul worked at Robbie’s Body Shop in his early years and drove a school bus. He retired after 35 years of service as a USPS postal carrier. Paul enjoyed hunting,fishing and restoring classic Ford Mustangs. His love of Mustangs prompted him to become one of the first founders of the Wabash Valley Mustang Club.

The Quilliam family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the boys of the Riley and Ferris Fire Department, and the angels with the Helping Hands. Services will be held at a later date. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Ronald Dale Weese

Ron is survived by his wife of 27 years, Carla Weese of Terre Haute; children, Amy Weese Radwick (Mark) of New Hampshire, Jim Weese, and Mark Weese, both of Brazil; step-children, Troy Sharps II (Christie) of Rosedale, Keri Reckerd (Tom) of West Lafayette, Larry Sharps of Carlisle, and Joseph Lovett of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Aaron, Gayle, Jessica, Tidy, Anna, Troy III, and Austin; a great-grandchild, Ryker Lee; brother, William E. Weese (Diane) of Brazil; a sister, Patricia James (Tom) of Brazil; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ron graduated from Brazil High School. He served in the Indiana Army National Guard for several years. Ron retired after 20 years of dedicated service to the City of Brazil Fire Department. He then ran Shea’s Auto Glass in Gainesville, Florida for 20 years.

In his younger days, Ron was a basketball coach for the Brazil Youth League. He loved to play Euchre and enjoyed a few rounds of golf. Ron loved to watch Judge Judy. He was a member of VFW Post 972, American Legion Post 104, Elks Lodge 86, and Moose Lodge 780. Most of all, he cherished the time he spent with his family.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 28 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home. Ron will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Mary Ann Staley

Born September 13, 1933 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Ollie and Velva Guthrie and a graduate of Ben Davis High School “Class of 1951”.

Mary enjoyed farming, gardening, and working at the DePauw University Library. She was a member of the Fillmore Christian Church and Ladies Bible Study, and the Club 16 Home Ec Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Charlie Michael and Lyle Staley; her daughter, Patricia Michael; and her sister, Donna Chappell.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Jean (Dale) Steele, Linda (Mark) Baird, and Chris (Ernie) Sheldon; a sister, Betty Quass; a brother, John (June) Guthrie; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 AM until time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mary to the Fillmore Christian Church 102 N. Main St. Fillmore, IN 46128.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Staley family.

Janet Ann Pell

Janet Ann (McGee) Pell, 87, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on August 20, 2021.

Janet was born in Brazil, Indiana on April 7, 1934, the daughter of Louis and Virginia (Morrison) McGee. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1952. On November 20, 1954, Janet married the love of her life Harry “Si” Pell. They spent 60 years together raising their children on their family farm. They were members of the First Presbyterian Church in Brazil.

Janet and Si enjoyed annual vacations with family and friends traveling to Florida, Canada, and several other destinations. Janet also enjoyed playing tennis and spent several active years on the court. She was a natural in the kitchen and was well known for her incredible chocolate pies. She loved children and spent many years volunteering in the school system. Above all, Janet beamed with love and pride of her six Grandchildren.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Virginia McGee and her husband of 60 years Harry “Si” Pell.

She is survived by her children: David Pell and wife Jamie of Brazil, Ken Pell of Seelyville, Larry Pell and wife Julie of Monticello, Angie Jacoby of Brazil, and Pam Pell of Terre Haute; grandchildren: Chandler Potter and husband Broc, Paiton Pell and wife Ashley, Tobin Pell, Hadley Pell, Cooper Pell, and Brynn Jacoby; a brother Bill McGee of Delaware; two sisters: Nancy Cross of Terre Haute and Cindy Robinson and husband Dwight of Paris, Illinois as well as many extended family members.
The Pell family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful caregivers that pampered and loved Janet to her final day.

*A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date*

Private graveside services will be held at Calcutta Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 50 E. 91st. St. Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.

Robert W. Weir

Robert W. Weir of Crawfordsville rejoined his beloved wife Mary Jane on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. He was 87.

Bob was born Sept. 9, 1933, at Erie, Pennsylvania, to Robert and Mabel (Nissen) Weir. He married the late Mary Jane Lund on Jan. 24, 1959. His childhood was spent in Erie, Pennsylvania and Buffalo, New York. He started at 16, when he had saved enough money working farms near Buffalo so that when he returned to Erie in the fall, he could buy a team of horses and start farming full time.

Drafted into the Army in 1956, he served six years, rising to the rank of Technician Specialist 3rd Class. He was very proud of being one of only three in his battalion to earning the outstanding infantryman award and earning the Army sharpshooter badge.

After returning from the service, he became an operating engineer, and was a member of the Operating Engineers Union for over 56 years. He served 12 years as McKean Township supervisor and road master. He was instrumental in establishing both business parks and agriculture preservation areas.

Moving to Crawfordsville, he returned to farming. In later years, he traded his tractor for his pickup and could be seen regularly road farming around the neighborhood.

He is survived by his daughters, Kathleen (James Greene) Weir of Erie, Pa., and Cynthia (Wayne) Bupp of Crawfordsville; sister Ginger Johnson; niece Diane; nephew Roger; and grandchildren, Alicia, Jamie, Andrew, Travis, Tyler and Matthew.

Graveside services with military rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at Pisgah Cemetery, rural Montgomery County, Indiana. The family will gather with friends an hour before services at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Bob’s memory to the Salvation Army.

Porter and Hunt Funeral Home & Crematory in Jamestown has been entrusted with his arrangements.

Online condolences: www.porterfuneralhome.us.

Earl M. Reedy

Earl M. Reedy, 75, of Bloomingdale passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, at Indiana University Health West Hospital, Avon.

He was a retired product coordinator for RR Donnelley and Sons, Crawfordsville.

He was born July 31, 1946, at Logansport, to the late C.L. Reedy and Alberta Collings Reedy.

Survivors include: his wife of 43 years, Ruby Baker Reedy, whom he married Nov. 6, 1977, at Rockville; children, Donna (Mark) Ingasbe of Crawfordsville, Tammy Reedy of Westfield, April Peetz, Laura (Seth) Wilburn of Lafayette, Amanda (Jamison) Staley of Demotte and Michael Reedy of Bloomingdale; two brothers, Lyle (Sandy) Reedy of Brevard, North Carolina and Roy (Carla) Reedy of Rockville; sister Naomi Allee of Rockville; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was a 1964 graduate of Rockville High School. He was a member of the Bloomingdale Friends Meeting. In his spare time he enjoyed tinkering/repairing clocks and chainsaws. He loved music and spending time with his family.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at Bloomingdale Friends Meeting, 64 W. Academy St., with Pastor Scott Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Bloomingdale Friends Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Gooch Funeral Home, 112 W. Howard St., Rockville.

Online condolences may be shared at www.goochfuneralhome.com.

Jessie Dougherty

Jessie Dougherty of West Lafayette, formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Thursday afternoon, Aug. 19, 2021, at Franciscan Health of Lafayette. She was 76.

Jessie liked to cook, crochet and sew. She was very artistic when she was younger and would paint and do crafts. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She worked as a crossing guard and then later spent many years as a cook at Williamsburg Nursing Home.

Born Feb. 21, 1945, at Plainfield, she was the daughter of Willard Willsey and Isabelle “Suzy” Willsey. She married Wendell Joseph “Joe” Dougherty on Nov. 19, 1966. He passed away Nov. 9, 2001

Surviving family include: daughter Cinnamon (Rich) Gallatin of Tallahassee, Florida; grandson Sawyer Gallatin; a brother; and a sister.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23 at Oak Hill Cemetery North in Crawfordsville, led by Pastor Chris Hortin. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

Donations in memory of Jessie Dougherty may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.

Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.

Kyle Wade Plunkett

Kyle Wade Plunkett, 35, of Lafayette passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, from a motorcycle accident.

He was born Sept. 13, 1985, at Lafayette.

Kyle graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, and married Ashley McCarty. They later divorced. Kyle worked as a welder and fabricator for TMI in Mt. Vernon and most recently worked in Lafayette with Cornego Custom Welding. Kyle loved riding his motorcycle and enjoyed playing video games. He was a quiet and reserved guy that had a huge heart and would help anyone. 

He is survived by his parents, Kevin (Val) Plunkett and Missy Marshall; son Dalton Plunkett; brother Ryan Plunkett; paternal grandparents, Junior and Emma Plunkett; and his niece and nephews, Cameron Plunkett, Addy Plunkett and Grady Wade Plunkett.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles and Bonnie Green. 

Cremation was chosen with a gathering of family and friends at a later date.

Sanders Funeral Care of Kingman entrusted with care.

Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Rosemary Duling

Rosemary Duling, age 93, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Rosemary was born October 20, 1927.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Duling family.

James Louis Cooper Sr.

James Louis Cooper Sr., a professor emeritus of history at DePauw University and a widely recognized expert on the study and preservation of Indiana’s historic bridges, died on August 19, 2021. He was 86 years old. Son of James H. and Gladys Wambaugh Cooper, the Princeton, N.J. native moved to Greencastle in 1964 to join the faculty of DePauw University, where he served for more than three decades. At DePauw, Cooper was dedicated to faculty development, becoming the university’s academic dean in 1981 and then vice president of academic affairs in 1983. But what he valued most was engaging with his students. “Jim was an exceptional classroom teacher who became a lifelong friend,” said Richard Dean, DPU Class of 1970. “He was a wonderful mentor to me and many others. He was fun to be around. He had an authentic laugh, which I will never forget.” Cooper’s interests and skills ranged widely. As a youth, he mastered the art of tree surgery working for his father’s tree service business. He was one of the “high flyers,” climbing into upper tree limbs to trim and prune. Cooper left Princeton to attend the College of Wooster in Ohio, where he edited the college newspaper The Wooster Voice and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1956. There he met Sheila Roberta McIsaac, his wife of 64 years, whom he married on the same day that she graduated. They went on to co-author a book in 1973, The Roots of American Feminist Thought, an anthology of works written by feminists over the past two centuries. A Danforth Graduate Fellow, Cooper received his MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His academic interests ranged from the American revolution to urban planning, but his passion ultimately rested with cataloguing, studying and preserving Indiana’s historic bridges. For years, he tirelessly worked to document those bridges in a database that now serves as a resource for the historic preservation community. In retirement, Cooper traveled daily to a cabin in the woods where he wrote Artistry and Ingenuity in Artificial Stone: Indiana’s Concrete Bridges, 1900-1942 and Iron Monuments to Distant Posterity: Indiana’s Metal Bridges, 1870-1930. His contributions to the field were recognized with several awards, including the Indiana Historical Society’s Dorothy Riker Hoosier Historian Award. Cooper’s work captured his appreciation for the culture, ingenuity and journey of the people who built, crossed, and settled around the bridges that he so admired. Cooper relished good stories, whether they were in the classroom with his students, in the kitchen with friends and family, or on the road with bridge enthusiasts across the Hoosier state. Cooper is survived by his wife Sheila Cooper; daughter Mairi Cooper (husband Matthew Pierce); son James L Cooper Jr. (wife Dina ElBoghdady); granddaughters Sarah and Claire Cooper; and brother Barry Cooper (wife Joan).

Due to Covid, no memorial service is planned at this time. A burial service will be held at a later date at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, NY.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Cooper family.

Mary Jane Tesmer

 

Mary Jane Tesmer, age 69, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Mary was born February 27, 1952.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Tesmer family.

Charles Edwin Yeager

Charles Edwin Yeager, age 88, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Charles was born February 20, 1933.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.bittlesandhurt.com for the Yeager family.

Randall Lee Summers Jr.

Randall Lee Summers Jr., age 43, of Callahan, Florida passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Randall was born December 23, 1977.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.bittlesandhurt.com for the Summers family.

William Philip Sanders

William Philip Sanders, 84 of Greencastle and formerly of Clay County passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021 at Mill Pond Health Campus. He was born in Brazil, Indiana on September 15, 1936, the son of James B. and Gladys E. (Robison) Sanders. Bill worked at the former J.I. Case Company in Terre Haute.

Bill was a hard worker. He learned a variety of work skills. Bill was known especially for his smile and sweet personality. Bill attended Bee Ridge School and was a member of Bee Ridge Church.

Bill would like to leave you all with a double thumbs up and a hearty “Take ’er Easy”!!!

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, James B. and Gladys E. Sanders; 2 brothers, Tom and Sandy Sanders; 3 sisters, Jessie Baysinger, Bonnie Wilson and Hazel Sanders, and daughter Linda Skittone.

Survivors include his children, Joanie Smith, (Chris), Dan Sanders, Joe Sanders, (Shannon) and Paul Sanders, (Martha); 11 grandchildren, Eric Stultz (Lisa) Amie Davis (Bryan), Melissa Stultz (Ryan), Jeremy Cooksey, (Jessica), Katie Lynn Sanders, Kennon Douglas, Margie Douglass, Megann Hoagland, Natalie Bridges, Kevin Sanders and Bryan Sanders; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Sanders; and many nieces and nephews.

No visitation or services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Lawson-Miller Chapel and Crematory, 1702 E. National Ave., Brazil. To send condolences, visit: www.frenchfuneralhome.com.

Anthony W. Bolinger

Anthony “Tony” Wayne Bolinger, 54, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, on August 15, 2021 at his home.

Tony was born on March 23, 1967, the son of Freddy G. and Linda Lee (Tribble) Bolinger. He graduated from Greencastle High School with the class of 1985. He had worked for Walmart Distribution, Fashion Bug, Charming Shops, and Ascena

He was preceded in death by his parents Freddy and Linda Bolinger and a sister Gaylia Bolinger.

Tony is survived by his sister Tina Jarrell and husband Paul of Brazil as well as several nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Cremation services have been entrusted to French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.

Carolyn Sue (Lowery) Maxwell

Carolyn Sue (Lowery) Maxwell, 88, of Colfax passed away Aug. 16, 2021, at Aster Place Assisted Living in Lafayette.

She was born July 13, 1933, at Frankfort, to Edward and Catherine (Loveless) Lowery. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1951. On May 9, 1953, she married Donald L. Maxwell. He preceded her in death in 2011. Carolyn was a farm wife and enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing, crafts, harness racing and fishing. Most of all she enjoyed time spent with family and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in school activities and sporting events. For 26 years she served as Trustee for Sugar Creek Township.

Carolyn was a member of Colfax Christian Church and enjoyed helping with VBS, participating in Bible studies, and helping prepare Christmas cookie trays. She was also a member of the Darlington Legion Auxiliary and the Darlington Conservation Club.

Left behind to cherish her memory are three children, Cindy Eaton of Lafayette, David Maxwell of Channahon, Illinois, and Richard Maxwell of Colfax. She was a beloved Grandma of four: Kara (Todd) Rees, Brian (Tasha) Eaton, Jessica Maxwell and Kyle Maxwell, and an adored G.G. of four: Ryker Eaton, Rowen Eaton, Hannah Rees and Maggie Rees. Her brother, Max (Marilyn) Lowery, also survives along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, Donald, and her parents, she was preceded in death by daughter Cathy; son-in-law Bob Eaton; infant grandson Brandon Maxwell; and infant sister Nora.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 at Genda Funeral Home, Frankfort. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20 at the funeral home, with Pastor Paul Del Valley officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Colfax Christian Church, Darlington Public Library or Darlington Conservation Club.

Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.

Shari Sue (Cord) Larew

Shari Sue (Cord) Larew of Millersburg, Indiana, passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, after a battle with cancer. She celebrated her 77th birthday just days before her death.

She was born Aug. 11, 1944, at Crawfordsville, to the late Ernest “Dick” and Gladys (Utterback) Cord.

After graduating from Waynetown High School in 1962, she attended Purdue University. She graduated in 1966 with a degree in education. She married her high school sweetheart, Ron Larew, on Dec. 19, 1965. They spent much of their 56 years of married life in Montgomery County.

Shari taught at Dayton Elementary, Darlington Elementary, Hose Elementary and Tuttle Middle School for a total of 31 years. She attended and helped with many North Montgomery High School music and sports events for her children, Lesley and David.

Her four grandchildren were her focus after retiring from teaching. An avid sports fan, she loved to watch Purdue basketball and the Cincinnati Reds. After moving to Millersburg, she was a member of Zion Community Church where she served in positions of leadership.

She is survived by her husband, Ron Larew of Millersburg; two children, Lesley (Sam) Lashley of Crawfordsville and David (Keri) Larew of Henderson, Kentucky; brother Ron (Brenda) Cord of Spokane, Washington; sister Mary (Cord) Irvin of Greenwood; brother-in-law Mike Rose of Fowler; four grandchildren, Emma Lashley and Katie Lashley of Crawfordsville and J.D. (Jessica) Larew and Reese Larew of Henderson, Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Lana Lou (Cord) Rose of Elmdale.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20 at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, with Pastor Lisa Hood officiating. Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zion Community Church, 323 E. Lincoln St., Millersburg, IN 46543.

Visit us online to sign the guest book or share a condolence at www.familyandfriendsfh.com.

Samuel J. Monroe

Samuel J. Monroe of Crawfordsville finished his job on earth and passed peacefully Monday afternoon Aug. 16, 2021, at home. He was 61.

Sam had been a hoist driver for LSC Communications the past 10 years. He loved to play golf and go fishing. He was a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Sam also enjoyed listening to music and going to concerts, of which he attended hundreds. Sam also enjoyed traveling. Most importantly, he loved his family immensely and enjoyed the time he spent with them.

Born Sept. 15, 1959, at Waterloo, Iowa, Sam was the son of Ronald Monroe and Barb Marmie Monroe. He graduated from Denver High School in Denver, Iowa. He married the former Jeannie O’Connor. She survives.

Surviving family includes: wife, Jeannie Monroe; three sons, Joel Monroe, Cam (Ellen) Monroe and Christopher White; and two sisters, Diane Schmadeake and Liz Haugen.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Joel.

There will not be any public services. A small gathering of family and friends to remember him will take place at home.

In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help offset medical expenses from his battle with cancer. The GoFundMe page can be found by searching “Remembering Sam Monroe” on GoFundMe.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.

Paul John Phillips

Paul John Phillips, 62, of Brazil, Indiana went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born on December 22, 1958, the son of Ernie John Phillips and Mary Lucille (Killion) Phillips.
Paul attended Staunton High School graduating class of 1977. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana State University.


Paul was a car enthusiast and avid Green Bay Packers fan. He was an ISU supporter and enjoyed attending ball games. He was a lover of all animals. He often enjoyed going to the Terre Hate library in his free time.


Paul was a supporter of the ministries in Israel, a Patriot, and spent many years as a photographer.


Most recently, Paul was a delivery driver for Advanced Auto.


He is preceded in death by his father, Ernie John Phillips.
Survivors include his mother; Mary Lucille (Killion) Phillips, his sister; Rebecca “Becky” Phillips; Aunt, Betty Johnson, and extended family and friends.


Visitation will be held at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave, Brazil Indiana 47834 on Saturday August 21, 2021, from 11:00 - 12:00. Funeral services will be at 12 noon, Saturday at French Funeral Home with Pastor J.C. Neff officiating. Private burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Paul to the Jewish Voice.

Dennis G. Liechty

Dennis G. Liechty, 66, of Henderson, NV, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at Hutson Woods in Brazil, IN.

He was born on February 21, 1955, in Brazil, IN, the son of Donn and Mary (Hubbell) Liechty. Dennis attended Clay City High School where he graduated in 1973 as valedictorian of his class and went on to attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. There he was a member of ROTC and earned a degree in mechanical engineering, graduating in 1977. His Army career lasted 5 ½ years, spending the majority of his time at Schofield Barracks, HI, and Ft. Hood, TX. While in Hawaii, he met his wife of 39 years, Roberta. He continued serving in the Reserves and participating each summer in the Individual Ready Reserve for several more years and left the service with the rank of Major. Dennis then entered the world of manufacturing where he first worked for Michelin Tire and then switched over to the woodworking industry where he presided over furniture and cabinet manufacturing plants in several different states. In the last several years of his life, he turned to teaching, first at Ivy Tech and then at other community colleges in the field of manufacturing technology. All totaled, Dennis and his family lived in 12 states. Dennis had many hobbies, including hunting, woodworking, gardening, and reading. He was helping at his parents’ home in Clay City when he was taken ill.

Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Donn Liechty, and his brother, Doug Liechty.

Survivors include his mother, Mary; his wife, Roberta; their two sons, Dennis Christopher (Debie) and Daniel Marc (Ashley); two grandchildren, Rainer Browning and Dani Rose (with another granddaughter due in early September); sister-in-law Sarah “Sally” Liechty, nieces and nephews, Stephanie Liechty, Sabrina (Matt) Persinger, Derek J. Liechty (Shelby), and Donnovan Liechty along with two great nephews (Miles and Declan) and two great nieces (Selah and Sophie). He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

There will be a celebration of life ceremony held at the United Methodist Church in Clay City, IN, on Saturday, August 21, from 1 to 3. A military salute will take place at 1 p.m. in the parking lot, preceding the ceremony.

Suzanne Elizabeth Morgan

Suzanne Elizabeth Morgan, age 73, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Suzanne was born September 13, 1947.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Morgan family.

Carolyn R. Stephens Greene

Carolyn R. Stephens Greene, 75, of Wingate died at 9:32 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021,  at IU Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, following a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Mikel L. Thompson

Mikel L. Thompson, 52, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly at 9:51 a.m. EDT Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 3, 1969, at Crawfordsville, the son Nancy (Vance) Sudduth and Milford L. Thompson.

Survivors include: his children, Taylor Thompson of Crawfordsville, Mikel L. Thompson of Russellville, Arkansas and Chase Spink of Brazil, Indiana; his mother, Nancy (Dean) Sudduth of Perrysville; five sisters, Ruth Thompson of Crawfordsville, Michelle (Bill) Jackman of Perrysville, Stacy Redman and Chelsey Thompson, both of Crawfordsville, and Keyshia Thomas of Oklahoma; two brothers, Rob Thompson of Waynetown and Terry Thompson of Crawfordsville; step-sister Amber (Bill) Carrigan of Fowler; two step-brothers, Aaron (Meredith) Sudduth of Greenwood and Jeremy Akin of Lizton; special friend Sara Rabb of Brazil, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Milford L. Thompson.

Mikel formerly worked at PPG in Brazil. He enjoyed raising horses, fishing and playing video games.

Services will be at 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 18 at DeVerter Funeral Home, Cayuga, with Jack Bowling officiating. Burial will be at Lower Mound Cemetery, north of Perrysville. Friends may call 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 18 until time of services.

Online condolences may be made at www.deverterfuneralhome.com.

Shari Sue Cord Larew

 

Shari Sue Cord Larew, 77, of Millersburg and formerly of Waynetown, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, in her home, following a battle with cancer. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home.

Donald Lee Wolf

Donald Lee Wolf of Darlington passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug 15, 2021, at the age of 78.

Don was a very proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He served from 1960 to 1963 with two years stationed in Hanau, Germany. He was a member of the Darlington American Legion and the Lutheran Church. He worked at John Deere in Williamsport before becoming an insurance agent, which he did for the next 45 years. He enjoyed woodworking, being outside and taking care of his garden. Most of all, he took care of his kids and his home.

Born May 3, 1943, at New Richmond, he was the son of George Wolfe Jr. and Florence Powell Wolfe Wallace. He attended school at Attica, Winthrop and Independence and graduated from Pine Village High School. He married Elana Alt Campbell on June 27, 1965. She survives.

Surviving family includes: wife of 56 years, Elana Wolf; two sons, Vance Wolf (Joanna Gray) of Darlington and Heath (Christi) Wolf of Crawfordsville; daughter Corinna (Darrell) Wright of Texas; five siblings, Beverly Morgan of Independence, Judy Green of Lafayette, David Green of Attica, Annette Crane of Attica and Brad Wolfe of Rockville; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Raelyn Earley; brother Steve Wolfe; and sister Patricia Solomon.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public service. Cremation arrangements were made through Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville.

Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.

Sandra Lee Garritson

Sandra Lee Garritson, age 77, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Friday, August 13, 2021. Sandra was born February 22, 1944.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 1- 3pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 3pm.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Garritson family.

Jeffrey Kenneth McDonald

Jeffrey Kenneth McDonald, age 60, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021. Jeffrey was born June 7, 1961.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the McDonald family.

Larry Wayne Van Horn

Larry Wayne Van Horn, 78, of Harmony, Indiana passed away peacefully with his family by his side in his residence on Friday, August 13, 2021. Larry was born on March 18, 1943 in Howesville, Indiana, the son of Louie H. and Letha L. (Miller) Van Horn. Larry was a retired engine testing inspector for General Motors in Indianapolis.

Larry was a 1961 graduate of Coalmont High School. On July 28, 1963, Larry married the love of his life, Gayla Smith. He was a man who loved being outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and mushroom hunting. An avid sports fan, Larry loved to watch I.U. sports. He was a member of Deer Creek Coon Hunters Association.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Louie and Letha Van Horn; a son, Gary L. Van Horn; 2 brothers, Richard Dean and Carmen Van Horn; two sisters, Sue Ann Van Horn and Dixie White; and a brother-in-law, Danny Brownewell.

Survivors include is loving wife of 58 years, Gayla Van Horn; 3 sons, Terry Van Horn, (Laura), Keven Van Horn, (Trisha) and Lon Van Horn, (Melinda); a daughter, Kim Cundiff, (Doug); 7 grandchildren, Hannah Thompson, (Logan), Jordan Van Horn, (Elizabeth), Tyler Davies, Brooke Carter, (Cody), Eric Van Horn, Cody Van Horn and Kyle Popovich; 4 great-grandchildren, Mason Van Horn, Reid Carter, Winnie Van Horn and Sutton Carter; a brother, Jerry Van Horn; a sister, Roberta Brownewell; many nieces and nephews; and his pet and special buddy, Muffin.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Thursday, August 18, 2021 at Lawson-Miller Chapel and Crematory, 1702 E. National Avenue, Brazil, with Debbie Linville and Cindy Buskirk officiating. Burial will be in Clearview Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 17, 2021 in the Chapel. To send a message of condolences to the family, visit: www.frenchfuneralhome.com.

Delano June Marsee

Delano June Marsee, 88, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at Asbury Towers.

June was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky on April 4, 1933, the daughter of Luther and Lydia (Reese) Roberts. Mrs. Marsee worked for marsh in various positions over the years.

Survivors include her seven children, Dinah Crouch, Sherry McGinnis, (husband-Kenny), Jennalu Manley, (husband-Ernest), Ramona Crouch, (husband-Paul), Kimberly Davis, (husband-Tony), John Marsee, (wife-Kellie), and Todd Marsee; 25 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Rachael, M. Crouch; four great grandchildren, Mason Manley, Kenton Herron, Jacob Enderby, and Selby Paul Crouch; four sisters; and a son-in-law, Wilbur Crouch Jr.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 20, 2021, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Reverend Tony Cannon officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Friday at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.BittlesandHurt.com.

Virgil Burl Taylor Jr.

Virgil Burl Taylor Jr., age 85, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Virgil was born January 25, 1936.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Taylor family.

Marilyn Sue Wheeler

Marilyn Sue Wheeler, 72, of Brazil passed away Thursday August 12, 2021 in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born in Brazil on October 4, 1948, the daughter of James Wesley and Ella Mae (Vanatti) Hamilton. Marilyn was a homemaker to kids and foster children.

Marilyn was a 1966 graduate of Brazil High School. Early in her life she worked at the former Columbia House in Terre Haute. She enjoyed reading books, going on motorcycle rides and watching her soap operas. Her greatest joy was being a foster parent.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, James and Ella Mae Hamilton; and her loving husband of 37 years, Joe Richard Wheeler, Jr.

Survivors include her children, Shelly Brown, Jordan Wheeler, (Ashley Mullenix), Hillary Therriault (Olivia), and Brianna Wheeler; a sister, Kathryn McKenzie; grandchildren, Andrew, Andrea, Cameron, Kaci and Landon Wheeler; a brother-in-law, Terry Wheeler, (Vickie); her animals and extended family.

Per Marilyn’s wishes, cremation will take place. No visitation or services were selected. Arrangements are under the direction of Lawson-Miller Chapel and Cremation, 1702 E. National Ave, Brazil. To send a message of condolences, visit: www.frenchfuneralhome.com.

James Premo Steffen

James Premo Steffen was born April 3, 1953, at San Francisco, California, and passed away peacefully on Aug. 2, 2021, at Hickory Creek of Crawfordsville.

He leaves behind his six children, Tom Barela, Elena Barela (William), Felice Steffen, Jennifer Douglas (Steven), Stephanie Catterson and Jamie Steffen; and 16 grandchildren, Prema, Deven, Hailey, Izak, T.J., Addison, Selena Austin, Destiny, Bailey, Skylar, Malachi, Jayden, Kerstin, Ayvah and Patience.

He is preceded in death by his brothers and also the mother of his children.

Hunt & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family.

James A. Reed

James “Jim” Reed, 75, was surrounded by family when he passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, at Witham Hospital, Lebanon, after a battle with Parkinson’s-related pneumonia. Jim recently moved to Whitestown from Valparaiso and also previously lived in Crawfordsville. He was the kindest person anyone ever knew.

Born Nov. 14, 1945, at Anderson, Jim graduated from Anderson High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University. Jim worked most of his years as a Certified Professional Accountant for Sommer Metalcraft in Crawfordsville and Chester Inc. in Valparaiso, from which he retired. On Saturday mornings, Jim was on the tennis courts, where he was known for hitting lob shots that could have touched the moon. On Sundays, Jim always made sure the car was clean before they drove to First United Methodist Church.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 54 years, Connie. He is also survived by his sons, Scott (Julie) of Zionsville and Todd (Cristy) of Indianapolis; grandsons, Tyler, 14, Zachary, 11, and Parker, nine months; brothers, Jerry (Libby) of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Joe of Loveland, Colorado; brothers-in-law, Mark Osselaer and Mike McClain, both of Anderson; and many nieces and a nephew.

Jim was predeceased by his parents, Donald and Lois (Barber) Reed; his sister, Patty Osselaer; and his in-laws Don and Guin McClain. 

Jim gave generously of his time and treasure. Our family’s wish is that in honor and celebration of Jim’s life you do a random act of kindness — a random act of kindness speaks of Jim’s life and is what he would have wanted.

Friends and family will gather from 9 a.m. CST Saturday, Aug. 21 until the time of the service at 11 a.m. CST at First United Methodist Church, Valparaiso. The family asks that guests follow current COVID safety protocols and wear face coverings. The service will also be live-streamed on the church’s Facebook page (valpofumc) and on YouTube (search “Reed Memorial Service Valpo FUMC”). Links are available at https://www.valpofumc.org. Please note central time zone. 

Strawmyer & Drury entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.strawmyerdrury.com.

Linda Murl Akers

Linda Murl Akers, age 76, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2021. Linda was born October 5, 1944.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Akers family.

Dawn Renee Peperoni

Dawn Renee Peperoni, 53, of Brazil passed away Wednesday morning, August 11, 2021 in her residence. She was born on May 27, 1968 in Brazil, Indiana, the daughter of Kenneth and Jannena D. (Garrison) Kauffman. Dawn was a former manager of Little Caesars Pizza and Speedway Convenient Mart, both in Brazil.

Dawn was a 1986 graduate of Northview High School and had attended Indiana Business College. On September 26, 2009, Dawn found love again and married Phil Peperoni. She enjoyed crafts, baking, sewing and fishing. Dawn loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Dawn was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Jannena Kauffman; and two half-sisters, Linda Starling and Donna Fleenor.

Survivors include her loving husband of 11 years, Phil Peperoni; three daughters, Samantha Conklin, (Nicholas Sarris), Codie Crafton and Shaylee Jenkins, (Michael Runyan); a brother, Bill Garrison, (Janelle); a sister, Katie Kauffman; grandchildren, Jude, Elisha and Grace, Henrietta Conklin, Brynlee and Boston Crafton; a brother-in-law, James Peperoni; a sister-in-law, Peggy Taylor; a nephew, Kenny Kauffman; and a niece, Jennifer Funk.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Monday, August 16, 2021 in Lawson-Miller Chapel and Crematory, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil with Pastor Rich Laskawski officiating. Burial will be in Rest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday in the Chapel. The family kindly requests that memorial contributions be made to: Indiana/AFSP, 14350, Mundy Drive, Suite 800-199, Noblesville, IN 46060 or to, Celebrate Recovery c/o Mt. Pleasant UMC 3050 E. Davis Drive, Terre Haute, IN 47802. If friends would want to send condolences, visit: www.frenchfuneralhome.com.

James Cecil Howard

James Cecil Howard, 88, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, at Ben Hur Health. 

He was born May 5, 1933, at Tompkinsville, Kentucky, to Malcolm Curtis and Bessie Olean Page Howard.

Harvey June Gilland

Harvey June Gilland, 84, of Waveland passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, at his home.

He was born June 24, 1937, at Whitesville, to the late Anxel and Carrie Gilland. He married Joyce Calvert on Aug. 7, 1959, at Waveland, and they shared 62 wonderful years of marriage. She survives.

Harvey attended New Market High School. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. Upon returning home he worked at and retired from Plastene after 42 years. He was a member of the American Legion. He loved to travel, spend time with his grandchildren, and British sports cars.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; son Daryl (Cathy) Gilland; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and brother Earl Gilland.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother William Gilland; and son Harvey June Gilland Jr.

Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12 at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home, 301 E. Green St., Waveland, with Pastor Mark Roberts officiating and military honors. Visitation with the family will be from 4 p.m. Thursday until the time of service at the funeral home.

Visit www.machledtservies.com to leave an online condolence for the family.

Ronald Gene Mayfield

Ronald Gene Mayfield, 57, of Crawfordsville passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, at his home.

Ronald was born Oct. 20, 1963, at Crawfordsville, to Jerry A. and Sharon (Coltharp) Taylor of Crawfordsville.

He graduated from Crawfordsville High School and became a self-employed carpenter. He also briefly served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include: his wife of 38 years, LeeAnn Simms Mayfield; daughter Kelly J. (Dustin) Priddy of Darlington; son John C. Mayfield of Brownsburg; two brothers, Jerry W. Mayfield and Tony J. (Candy) Oaks, both of Crawfordsville; sisters, Sara J. (Ricky) Williams of Russiaville and Shirley J. McMirtrey of Brazil; mother-in-law Sharon Niece of Crawfordsville; two lovely granddaughters, Holly and Olivia Priddy; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brother Lesley Dale Oaks Jr.; grandparents, James and Lillian Coltharp of Brazil; and Lloyd Fairfield of Crawfordsville.

There will be a celebration of life 6-8 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Tannenbaum Center, 107 Spring St. Please join us in his remembrance. Hunt & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left at www.huntandson.com.

Gary Wayne Branagin

Born May 11, 1947 in Lebanon, IN, he was the son of Gearl and Virginia (Craig) Branagin and was a graduate of Thorntown High School “Class of 1965”.

He was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force and a member of the American Legion.

Gary had owned and operated Branagin Oil Company and Mr. B’s Amoco.

He was a youth baseball coach for over 20 years, known to his players as “Mr. B”. An avid I.U. fan & poker player and loved the Dodgers.

Gary is survived by his wife of 54 ½ years, Darcella (Linton) Branagin; sons, Jerry (Karen) Branagin, David Branagin, Brian (Laura) Branagin, and Randy Branagin; sisters, Karen (Jim) Barnett and Joyce (Mark) Richardson; a brother, Dennis (Veda) Branagin; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life service for Gary at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Gary to the American Diabetes Assn P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Branagin family.

Martha Corinne Bowsher

Martha Corinne Bowsher, 99, was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She celebrated her 99th birthday with three cakes and her great-grandchildren from London, England. She is the only daughter of Melvin and Irene Barnett born on July 7, 1922 in Washington County, IN. She grew up in Mitchell, IN a place that remained close to her heart throughout her life. It was here that she met her husband, Harold Bowsher, a Rose-Hulman student and Terre Haute native. They married in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1942. During World War II, Martha worked for the War Production Board in Indianapolis granting or declining applications for the use of steel. One application even came from the governor himself. After the war ended, Martha and her husband lived in Evanston, IL and Arlington, VA finally settling in Terre Haute to raise three children: Susan, Sally and Thomas. She worked at the YMCA and Bowsher Insurance Agency. Martha and her family moved to Parke County, Indiana where she lived for more than 50 years. She was an active volunteer in the Presbyterian Church, Sigma Kappa, The Guild at Union Hospital Clinton, The League of Women Voters, HELP, Newcomer’s Club, local bridge groups and numerous other organizations in Vigo and Parke County. In her life, Martha enjoyed reading, completing sudoku and crosswords, playing bridge and golf, gardening, travelling and exploring her genealogy. Martha is preceded in death by her parents, husband and son. She is survived by her two daughters, Sally Curley and Susan Loyd; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family of Martha would like to thank the caring staff at the Gibson Family Hospice Center, as well as Bob Stewart and Terri Keller for their kindness and friendship. A celebration of life will be arranged at a later date to include close family. Contributions in her memory can be made to: The Parke County Community Foundation - Harold E & Martha C Bowsher Legacy Fund, PO Box 276, Rockville, IN 47872; Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology – Student Scholarships, 5500 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47803; or Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 8th Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47804. Roselawn Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net.

Dr. Charles R. French

Dr. Charles R. FrenchDr. Charles R. French, MD, CFSP, 71 of Brazil passed away August 6, 2021, at 11:53 am at St. Vincent Clay Hospital emergency room. He was born July 1, 1950, in Brazil, IN, the son of Don H. French and Katherine (McAllister) French. He graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1968. He graduated from Indiana State University in 1972 and then attended Indiana University School of Medicine. July 1, 1976, Chuck began with the first Family Practice Residency group at Union Hospital. Following completion of the Residency Program, on July 2, 1979, he, Dr. Richard Mayrose, Dr. Steven McDonald, and Dr. Robert Meissel began what was known as Northside Family Medicine. Chuck enjoyed the art of family medicine. As the years passed, he often would say that he took care of friends and that office calls were often time to visit as well as provide medical care. In 2001, Chuck moved his practice to Brazil when Dr. Conrad wanted to retire. That office was known as Clay Community Rural Health Clinic. He retired from St. Vincent Medical Group in 2017. He came full circle and in 2018 he enjoyed a position back at the Family Practice Residency Program staffing patients with the current residents.
On May 11, 1984, Chuck and Susie were married in Honolulu, Hawaii. Their life together over 37 years was filled with peaks and valleys as they blended their sons and two daughters. They also took a leap of faith and fulfilled a goal of starting French Funeral Home in May of 1995. Together they restored the building at 421 E. National, formerly known as Miller and Sons Funeral Home. Chuck and Susie were partners in business and in their marriage. They both cherished their time together in the evening catching up on the day’s events and with each other.
Over the years Chuck has been involved in many organizations and served on several boards, including the American Red Cross and Community Foundation. He and Susie are members of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a Trustee. He is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge #541, Scottish Rite, Valley of Terre Haute, Zorah Shrine and Jesters Court #13. In years past, he provided medical screenings in Terre Haute for the Shriners Hospital. He is also a member of the Brazil Elks Lodge.
In the 1980’s he was a collector and restored many 2-cylinder antique John Deere Tractors. If you knew Chuck French, you knew he loved cars. He also loved the pursuit of a business deal, the funeral profession, a restored antique car, and his family.
On April 30, 2008, Chuck experienced a thoracic aortic dissection. The result left him paraplegic. Suddenly life was changed, and he faced the world from a different view. He became more patient, and his priorities changed a bit. The family became experts on accessibility and challenges of wheelchair life. Cars were still a love, and they were adapted with hand controls. He currently has been restoring a 1940 LaSalle Hearse. And yes, he did as much of the restoration as he possibly could, even from his wheelchair.
He was proud of the funeral profession, so much so, he enrolled in Carl Sandburg College of Mortuary Science and holds a license in Indiana and Illinois. He served as a District Director for the Indiana Funeral Directors Association and then later became the President of IFDA in 2007-2008. He currently served IFDA as the Chairman of the Ethics Committee. Chuck was always an advocate for further education and was a proud member of CFSP, Certified Funeral Service Practitioner which requires more education hours than standard licensing. He also was an Isaac Ball Fellow, which supports funeral service education.
Chuck was a man who always took pride in caring for his home, his business, his cars, patients and of course his family.
His family includes his wife, Susie (Brown) French; their children, Nick French and wife Jennifer of Brazil, Justin Garzolini and wife Mandy of Terre Haute, Katie French and Shelby Baker and husband Kade all of Brazil; grandchildren, Anthony, Dominic and Mia Garzolini, Kaden and Liam French, Charlie Weddle, Denny and Turner Baker; one nephew, Tim Ringo and wife Sharon of Headland, AL; great nieces, Ashley Ringo and Erin Thompson; great-nephews Josh Miller and Sam Miller and other extended family and many close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Katherine French, his sister, Barbara Ringo Thompson, and his niece Traci Ringo Miller.
Services will be held Saturday August 14, 2021, at 2:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 210 N. Walnut, Brazil, IN. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 pm at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, IN. 47834. If friends so desire, donations may be directed to the Wabash Community Foundation, French Family Fund or to a charity of choice. Pallbearers will be Nick French, Justin Garzolini, Katie French, Shelby Baker, Kade Baker and Tim Ringo. Honorary pallbearers will be his high school friends known as the ROMEOs (Really Old Men Eating Out), Steve Bell, Larry Cunningham, Jay Detzel, Mike Gibson, and Jay Lumsdon.

Gloria Diane Gregory

Gloria Diane Gregory, age 68, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Gloria was born October 30, 1952.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com for the Gregory family.

John C. Archer

John C. Archer

 

John C. Archer, 66, passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021 in his residence with his family by his side. He was born on January 18, 1955 in Brazil, the son of Norman and Elizabeth Rose (McGowen) Archer.

John attended Brazil High School graduating in 1976. He enjoyed deer hunting with a shotgun and bow, camping and going to the casino. He loved spending time with his family.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Elizabeth Archer.

Survivors include his loving wife of 21 years, Cheryl (Debney) Archer; brother, Norman “Gene” Archer and wife, Carol; a sister, Vicki Donnenhoffer and husband, James; a step-daughter, Melissa Hall and husband, Jermaine; grandchildren, Damien Wilcox and fiancé, Chelsea Michael, Azariah Lewis, Athaiah Lewis, Merayah Cunningham; 3 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted on 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. with Mary Jo Archer officiating. Burial will be in Bee Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Wednesday in the funeral home. The family kindly requests that memorial contributions be made to The American Cancer Association, 5635 96th Street #100, Indianapolis, IN 46278. To send condolences, visit: www.frenchfuneralhome.com.

Virginia Kay Coltharp

Virginia Kay Coltharp

Virginia Kay Coltharp, 77, of Brazil, passed away peacefully with her family by her side in her residence
On Thursday, August 5, 2021. She was born on May 2, 1944 in Brazil, the daughter of Roy and Mildred (Coleman) Hardesty.
Virginia was raised in Carbon and graduated from Van Buren High School in 1962. Later she married the love of her life, James A. Coltharp II on May 24, 1964. Later she worked for Brazil IGA in the deli department. She also was a dietician aide for the former Holly Hill Health Care in Brazil. Virginia enjoyed crocheting, going to yard sales, working crossword puzzles, drinking her black coffee and listening to Elvis Presley.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Mildred Hardesty; 2 brothers, John and Fred Hardesty; a sister, Susie Martin; a son, Duane T. Coltharp; and a grandson, Dane S. Coltharp.
Survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, James A. Coltharp; 2 sons, Dean P. Coltharp and wife, Tina; and Douglas A. Coltharp; and a daughter, Denise S. Coltharp all of Brazil; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation and services are private. Burial will be in Summit Lawn Cemetery. Lawson-Miller Chapel and Crematory, 1702 E. National Ave. are in charge of arrangements. The family would like to thank Intrepid Hospice for their compassionate care. The family kindly requests that memorial contributions be made to: The Clay County YMCA Youth Food Program, 225 E. Kruzan Street, Brazil, IN 47834.To send a message of condolences, visit: www.frenchfuneralhome.com.

Joe Case

 

 

Joe Case of Crawfordsville passed away at home Friday night, July 23, 2021, at the age of 78.

Joe was a lead machinist for RR Donnelley for 43 years, where he loved his work. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a missile technician. He was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and past member of the Jaycees, Eagles and Knights of Columbus. He loved fishing, bowling, woodworking and square dancing. He also collected model trains and airplanes.

Born May 27, 1943, at Rockville, he was the son of James Warren Case and Lenore Martin Case. He graduated from Rockville High School. He married Carol Mitchell on April 24, 1965, at Plattsburgh, New York.

Surviving family includes: wife Carol Case; three sons, Stephen (Jenny) Case, Brad (Kelsey) Case and Matt (Kim) Case; daughter Stefanie (Adam) Deaton; two sisters, Karen (Bill) Duval and Jennifer Holland; seven grandchildren, whom he loved very much, Tristan, Sarah, McKenzie, Reagan, Kadin, Alexandria and Mitchell; one precious great-granddaughter, Everleigh.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jim Case.

Memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the start of services. Burial with military rites will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joe Case may be made to the Haiti Relief Fund, c/o St. Bernard’s, 1306 E. Main St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or the ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929.

Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.

Harold E. Page

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Harold E. Page, 94, of Ladoga went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, at Ben Hur Health and Rehabilitation, Crawfordsville.

He was born June 14, 1927, at Lebanon, to the late Glen and Letha Page.

He farmed with his parents until 1954, then was drafted into the United States Army. He proudly served 18 months with the 151st Combat Engineers. After returning home from the war he married Jean Trips Page on Sept. 22, 1957, at Barnard, Indiana. She survives.

Harold and Jean farmed until 1962. He then went to work at Mid States Steel and part-time for Summers Metal Craft. After retiring he delivered camper trailers for Fleetwood for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife, Jean. He was the proud father of four children, Paul B. Page, the late Laura Page, Mike (Beth) Page and Deborah (Dan) Brumfield; grandfather of eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren,

He also was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 7 at Ladoga Cemetery, with military honors by the Byron Cox Post 72 Honor Guard and United States Army. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with Harold’s funeral arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County.

Visit online at www.serviesmorgan.com to leave a condolence for the family.

Terry D. Wade

Terry D. Wade Sr., formerly of Fountain County and currently living in Omaha, Nebraska, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, Aug. 5, 2021, in Bergen Medical Center, Omaha. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9 and funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, with Pastor Greg McDonald officiating at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro. A full obituary will appear in Monday’s edition. Visit www.familyandfriendsfh.com for updates.

Marilyn McClaskey Harper

 

Marilyn McClaskey Harper, 91, of Noblesville passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021, at Harbour Manor Care Center, Noblesville.

She was born Nov. 1, 1929, near Darlington, to Ebner and Marihelen (Paddack) McClaskey.

Marilyn was raised on a farm 2 1/2 miles south of Darlington. She had happy memories of life on the farm playing with her younger sister. Their family was complete after the birth of her brother. Marilyn graduated from Darlington High School in 1947 and later graduated from The Approved University of Beauty Culture of Indianapolis.

After her marriage in 1949 to Glen Harper, her high school sweetheart, she was employed at a beauty salon in Crawfordsville. The couple’s life journey took them to Princeton, New Ross, Noblesville, Hagerstown and Monticello (all in Indiana) where her husband coached high school basketball and was a guidance counselor. After her children were in school, Marilyn worked as a teacher’s assistant helping with special needs children. After retirement in 1988, Marilyn and her husband returned to Noblesville to live.

Mrs. Harper was a lifelong member of the Christian church, Foods and Fashion Homemaker Club in Noblesville and a fun-loving card club. In retirement, she volunteered at the hospital assisting with the care of babies in need.

Family was very important to Marilyn. She loved hosting dinners and gatherings where laughter was always found around her table. She was a friend to many and will be greatly missed.

Marilyn is survived by her loving husband of 71 1/2 years, Glen Harper; sons, Alan (Becky) Harper of Flippin, Arkansas, and Neal (Nancy) Harper of Carrollton, Texas; daughters, Susan (Ed) Mayhall of The Woodlands, Texas, and Ann (Eric) Gerlach of West Lafayette; sister Joan (Fred) Dunbar of Spotsylvania, Virginia; and brother David (Cheryl) McClaskey of New Ross. She had nine loving grandchildren, Jaysi (Ryan) Madigan, Abbey (Jason) Lamb, George (Sarah) Mayhall, Kimberly Mayhall, Sarah Meeks, Matt (Katy) Harper, Beth Harper, Tyler Gerlach and Cody Gerlach; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 at First Christian Church of Noblesville, 16377 Herriman Blvd., Noblesville, with a fellowship to be held after the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Noblesville, 16377 Herriman Blvd., Noblesville, IN 46060.

Online condolences may be made www.randallroberts.com.

Allen Dale Wilson

Obituary of Allen Dale Wilson

Allen was born in Greencastle on June 15, 1957, the son of William Riley and Mary Helen (Miller) Wilson, and was a graduate of Greencastle High School.

Mr. Wilson was an over the road truck driver for 36 years. He owned and operated his truck and also contracted with Lone Star Trucking. He was a former member of Moose Lodge #1592 in Greencastle. Allen loved to fish.

Survivors include his daughter, Nicki Wilson, (wife-Melody), Brazil; a son, Lance Partin, (wife-Yvonne), Putnamville; a brother, Ed Wilson, (wife-Fran), Arizona; nine grandchildren, Mika Hayes, (wife-Chelesa), Mariah Fikes, (husband-Tyler) Shyonna Partin, (Michael), Chyann Rivera, Lia Partin, Caleb Robinson, Drexel Partin, Gryer Partin, and Zayvin Partin; six great-grandchildren; his companion, Rebecca Wilson; the mother of his daughter, Candice Childress; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Max Wilson.

The family will plan a memorial service at a later date.

Michaelene "Micky" (Terry) Costin, 73, of Frankfort, formerly Putnam Co.

Michaelene “Micky” (Terry) Costin, 73, of Frankfort, passed away Monday, August 2, at Wesley Manor in Frankfort surrounded by family.

 

Born February 7, 1948, in Belle Union, she was the daughter of Ruth M. (Cox) and Paul Terry. Micky graduated in 1966 from Fillmore High School following the consolidation with Belle Union High School.

 

She married DeWayne A. Costin, and he preceded her in death in 2013. Micky held several jobs over her lifetime, including bookkeeper, lunch lady, and bank teller. But the “job” she loved the most was Mom. She reached the pinnacle of that “career” when she was promoted to Grandma. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

 

Throughout her 30-year marriage to DeWayne, she also partnered with him on his successful cattle and cash crop farm, which was always more than just a job to both of them.

 

Micky was known to her friends and family as the “Tupperware Queen,” and she also was an avid gardener, garage saler, recipe collector, stamper, crafter, and baker. She was particularly “famous” for her cinnamon rolls, cobblers, and homemade doughnuts, which she made each fall for friends and family.

 

Micky also loved Jesus, following him faithfully for decades, and serving him well by loving and sacrificing for others.

 

After living in Putnam County her entire life, Micky moved to Frankfort, Ind., in 2017, following a stroke to be near her daughter, Charity.

 

Eventually, she moved to Wesley Manor for additional care where she made many friends and enjoyed getting to know the staff.

 

She loved attending the many activities and programs there, and even in her last week of life, when she wasn’t able to participate, she still enjoyed being with the other residents for exercises, crafts, and especially Bingo.

 

Micky is survived by her son Gerald M. (Carla) Singleton II, Bozeman, Mt.; stepson Andrew A. (Lisa) Costin, LeMoore, Ca., daughter, Charity S. (Steven) Craig; grandchildren Zachary Singleton, Erin Singleton, Kole Singleton, Dustin Costin, Samantha Costin, Nicholas Craig, Caleb Craig, Jacob Craig, Katie Costin, Lizzy Costin, and Dylan Costin; one great grandson, Brantley; sisters Caroline “Sue” (Jim) Wilson and Patricia Dorsett; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, stepson Ronald H. Costin, brother-in-law Donald Dorsett, and brothers Robert Terry and Steve Terry.

 

A Celebration of Life Open House will be held at 2-4 p.m. Sunday, August 8, 2021, at the Cloverdale United Methodist Church.

 

Her children invite friends and family to bring photos to show and stories to tell as we gather to remember and celebrate Micky’s life.

 

The family also would like to extend their deep gratitude to the staff of Wesley Manor Retirement Community and Guardian Angel Hospice for the extraordinary care and compassion over the past weeks and years and to Whitaker Funeral Home for their kind assistance with the arrangements.

 

Memorial contributions may be made in Micky’s honor to the Wesley Manor Employee Appreciation Fund, 1555 N. Main St., Frankfort, IN 46041

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