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Betty Lou Burkhart

Betty Lou Burkhart

August 14, 1932 - September 28, 2021

 

Betty Lou Burkhart, 89, of Brazil, passed away on September 28, 2021 at her residence, with her family by her side.

Betty was born August 14, 1932 in Clay County, the daughter of the late Willard and Rella (Mills) Hadley. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1950. Following high school, Betty worked at Hulman and Company in Terre Haute. Betty married Everett Lee Burkhart in 1952. In later years, Betty graduated from Indiana State University and worked as a special education teacher for many years in the Clay Community School Corporation.

Betty was active in several volunteer and service organizations, including the
St. Vincent Clay Hospital volunteers, the Brazil Friends of the Library, the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, the Clay County Retired Teachers Association, and the Clay County Humane Society. She was also a 50+ year member of the BPO Elks Lodge #762. In Betty’s free time, she enjoyed traveling and reading. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and loved all animals.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Lee, and her parents.

Betty is survived by children Vicki Anderson and husband Dennis, Brent Burkhart and wife Mary, Steve Burkhart, Scott Burkhart and wife Robin; grandchildren Shaun Anderson and wife Makallen, Meghan (Anderson) Jackson and husband Chuck, Katie Burkhart; great grandsons Jaden Anderson, Asher Anderson, Cooper Jackson, Garrett Jackson, and great granddaughter Lorelei Anderson; sister-in-law Isabelle Girton and husband Don; nephew Tom Gillfillan; nieces Dea Ann Gillfillan, Brenda Fager and husband Daniel, Lisa Ballinger; as well as cousins, extended family and friends, and special caregiver, Dorothy Julbert.

Per Betty’s request, cremation will take place. A private memorial service will be at a later date, with Pastor Ernie Rush officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice in Betty’s honor.

Should you desire, please post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com, who has been entrusted with her care.

Allen Ray Seward

Allen Ray Seward

August 9, 1940 - September 24, 2021

 

Allen Ray Seward, born August 9, 1940, in Parke County, Indiana, passed from the Earth to Heaven, unexpectedly, at home, on Friday, September 24, 2021. All that knew him; knew of his compassion, generosity, and caring nature for others, always ready and willing to help those in need.

Family and friends are invited to the celebration of life graveside service at Fillmore Cemetery, in Fillmore, Indiana, Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 3:00pm.

The family requests no flowers or gifts be sent.

G. Wayne Tate

G. Wayne Tate

Nov. 27, 1932-Sept. 25, 2021

 

G. Wayne Tate of Crawfordsville graduated from this Earth to the arms of Jesus on Heaven’s bright shore, joining his bride on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 25, 2021. He was 88.

Wayne served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 as a staff sergeant during the Korean War. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana State University. In 1958, he began his career teaching business for three years at Crawfordsville High School, coaching golf. Following this, he accepted the position of business manager for the Crawfordsville School Corp., which he held for 39 years, retiring July 1, 2000. After his retirement he worked for Tanner Insurance.

He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, where he served as treasurer and usher. He was active in the Alpha Chi Sunday School class and Keenagers. He was also a member of the Rotary Club and the Association of School Business Officials.

Born Nov. 27, 1932, at Princeton, Indiana, he was the son of Oral Tate and Mary Sinkhorn Tate. He married Rosalyn Gladish on Aug. 23, 1953, at Oakland City, Indiana. She passed away June 23, 2018.

Surviving family includes: son Tim Tate (Jo) of Parrish, Florida; daughter Tammy Scott (Dean) of Bringhurst, Indiana; four grandchildren, Jeff Tate, Justine Macmac (Robby), Jordan Scott (Quinci) and Hannah Abbott (Skylar); and four great-grandchildren, Riley Macmac, Dakota Macmac, Ian Tate Scott and Masen Abbott and one more one the way.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalyn Tate; parents; and two brothers, John Tate and Jim Tate.

Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 2 at First Baptist Church, 1905 Lebanon Road, Crawfordsville, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Services will begin at 1 p.m., led by Pastor Isaac Zull. Entombment will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alpha Chi Sunday School class at First Baptist.

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

Stephen H. Wolfe

Stephen H. Wolfe

July 2, 1963-Sept. 22, 2021

 

Stephen “Steve” Harry Wolfe, 58, of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021.

He was born July 2, 1963, at Indianapolis. Steve’s first job was at the omelet shop in Indianapolis in the early 80’s. He also worked at Safeway as a meat cutter and a cashier. He later worked at a steel mill in Indianapolis.

He was married to Renice (Gray) Stepro and Jane (Wolfe). Although Steve did not have any biological children of his own, he gained four children during the marriages. He was considered a bonus dad to Jacqueline Fields, Cody O’haver, Tim Montany and Megan Weaver.

Steve considered himself as a self-claimed grandfather to four, an uncle to several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Steve moved to Russellville, where he worked at Walmart Supercenter #1655 for 10 years, Kroger on Darlington Avenue for a few years, and at High Tech for seven years. He then moved to Lebanon, and worked at Cold Storage until an accident on the job required him to retire early.

His final move, where he bought a home and planted roots, was in Crawfordsville. This is where he spent hours on the porch waving at cars that drove bye. They beeped, and happily returned his wave. There will be a forever empty spot on Wabash Avenue.

He was preceded in death by father John H. Wolfe; mother Ruth Maydelle Wolfe; and two children to beautiful for earth.

Steve was no stranger to anybody and had a lot of friends that he called family. He was a beautiful soul who was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his four siblings, Samuel Wolfe (Rocio), Sharon Wolfe, Sandra Taylor (Chet) and Suzanne Rueff (Patrick); nieces, Raven Taylor and Sara Taylor; nephews, Dustyn and Deryck Rothenberger; and of course his beloved cat, Buddy.

Funeral services for Steve will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. The family will receive guests at the funeral home from
1 p.m. until the time of service. You are invited to read Steve’s obituary at
www.stpierrefamilyfuneral.com, where you may sign the guest book and leave a personal message for the family.

Robert 'Bob' Glenn Baird

Robert ‘Bob’ Glenn Baird

Sept. 26, 2021

 

Robert “Bob” Glenn Baird, 80, of Crawfordsville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in San Francisco, California. Arrangements are pending at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care.

Jerrold Lee Maxwell

Jerrold Lee Maxwell

MAY 5, 1941 – SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

 

Jerrold Lee Maxwell, 80, of Terre Haute, IN., passed away at his residence on September 28, 2021 with his family by his side.

Jerry was born on May 5, 1941, in Terre Haute, to Ralph and Sarah (Burke) Maxwell.

He was a graduate of Otter Creek High School.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Judy Maxwell; his three children: Lori “LaLa” Nance (Ernie), Lisa Jennings, and Jeff Maxwell (Cindy); his seven grandchildren: Jonathan Russell (Jade), Maxwell “Max” Jennings, Lucas Jennings (Silvia), Devon Maxwell, Bryce Maxwell, Emerson “Eme” Jennings, and Mikayla Keyser (Austin); and one great-grandchild, Walker Atkins Russell. He is also survived by his brother Robert Maxwell (Phyllis).

Jerry was a member of First Baptist North, where he was a Deacon for several years.

He loved his family and his church. Most of all, he loved his Lord and enjoyed sharing Christ with others. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Dee Carter.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at First Baptist North from 11am-1:00pm. Service will begin at 1pm with Pastor Brett Parks officiating.

Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hux Cancer Center.

Roselawn Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net.

Brynlee Grace & Bexley Angel Hankins

Brynlee Grace & Bexley Angel Hankins

September 24, 2021 - September 25, 2021

 

Brynlee Grace Hankins and Bexley Angel Hankins were born September 24, 2021 and passed away at 2:11 A.M. on September 25th in the arms of their mother, Cierra Osborn at Hendricks Reginal Health in Danville, Indiana.
Brynlee and Bexley are survived by their mother, Cierra Osborn, father, Damon Hankins, sister, Attalie Osborn, maternal great grandmother, Beverly Jones, maternal great great grandmother, Wilma Branham, maternal grandfather, Daniel Rodriguez, maternal uncle, Isach Osborn, and paternal grandmother, Tabitha Batchelor (Troy Fagin), paternal great grandmother, Fonda Chesshir, and Mary Ellen Hankins, as well as three very close family friends, Haley Wallace, Dylan McCullough, and Sable Randolph.
They are preceded in death by their paternal grandfather, Eric Hankins, maternal great grandfather, Boyd Branham, as well as Jaxson Randi McCullough.

A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, October 5th at 3 P.M. at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Avenue, Brazil. A memorial visitation will be held from 2 P.M. until the time of service.

Charlotte Ann (McGuinness) Bell

Charlotte Ann (McGuinness) Bell

July 25, 1938-Sept. 23, 2021

 

On Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, Charlotte Ann (McGuinness) Bell, a remarkable woman who radiated love and grace, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family. She was 83.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles McGuinness.

With bright eyes and love for all in her heart, Charlotte Ann McGuiness was born in Indianapolis on July 25, 1938. Her parents were Charles Thomas and Margret Ann (Dickerson) McGuinness. Charlotte attended the Academy of the Immaculate Conception Catholic High School in Oldenburg, Indiana. After her graduation in 1956, she began working at the Indiana State Board of Health. There she met Gayle Bell, who decided Charlotte would be a perfect match for her cousin, Robert William Bell. After just two dates, Bob was assigned to Fort Benning, Georgia, and several letters and phone calls later, they were married near there on Feb. 11, 1962. Bob and Charlotte spent 59 years together.

The couple had two daughters, Mary Margret and Jayne Ann. Charlotte enjoyed remodeling houses all over Indiana. She took great satisfaction in making each one into a beautiful home for her family. Charlotte loved history, traveling across the United States and celebrating what she and Bob built together. Charlotte cherished her time with her grandchildren Olivia, Graham, Madilyn, and Grace. She taught them how to bake, traveled to museums with them and showed them the importance of life’s milestones. Charlotte would read to her two great-grandchildren Harrison and Truett. She loved watching them learn to explore and grow.

She is survived by her loving husband, Robert William Bell; daughters, Mary Margaret Cherry (Gregory) and daughter Jayne Ann Lough (Gregory); grandchildren, Olivia Brown (Jared), Graham Lough (Channing) from Darlington, Madilyn Bell of Chicago and Grace Lough of Indianapolis; great-grandsons Harrison and Truett Brown of Darlington; sister Patricia Dobson of Indianapolis; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Crawfordsville. Visitation is 1-3 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Darlington.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church, Crawfordsville, or the Darlington Library, 203 W. Main St,  Darlington, IN 47940, in Charlotte’s honor.

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

Kenneth 'Dean' Norman

Kenneth ‘Dean’ Norman

April 20, 1942-Sept. 21, 2021

 

Kenneth “Dean” Norman, 79, of New Market passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East, with his wife, Betty, and daughter, Ronda, by his side; his son, Chris, arriving immediately thereafter.

He was born April 20, 1942, at Russellville, to Ralph Morris and Alice Marie Trusler Norman. He graduated from New Market High School and then joined the Air Force. After training at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS, he went on to Tokli, Thailand and Chanute AFB in Illinois, afterward serving in the Indiana National Guard.

Attending Indiana Barber College in Indianapolis, he worked in the Crawford Hotel Barber Shop for many years, as well as working in his own shops, including one on Cross Street in Waveland and one at his home. From 1986 until retiring in October 2000, he was a rural mail carrier through the Crawfordsville Post Office. He also was a school bus driver for the South Montgomery School Corporation, including several years driving for Waveland.

In August 1961, Dean married Janet Kelsey of New Market and to them two sons were born, Christopher Dean and Timothy Lynn. In December 1971, Janet passed away. He married Elaine Cosby of Waveland in October 1972 and they had two daughters, Erika Elaine and Ronda Lea. On June 10, 2000, he married Betty Price Harris of Lake Holiday and added two step-daughters, Stacy and Amy.

Dean’s affiliations included the Alamo Masonic Lodge, where he was a Master Mason, Eastern Star, Montgomery County Pioneer Club, Covered Bridge Tractor Club and Browns Valley Christian Church, where he served as a deacon. Known as a tinkerer, he loved to work on and restore mowers and tractors, especially Wheel Horse and BF Avery models.

He is survived by wife, Betty; children, Chris (wife Sherry Smith) Norman of New Market, Tim (wife Stephanie Cline) Norman of El Mirage, Arizona, and Ronda (husband Jeff Branham) Norman of New Market; two step-daughters, Stacy (husband Jason Frieze) and Amy (husband Michael Sims) of Indianapolis; and grandchildren/step-grandchildren, Caleb (wife Elizabeth “Biz” Slone) Norman, Jonathan Dean “JD” Norman, Kylee Norman, William (fiance’ Samantha Jones) Norman, Ella Watson, Dara Watson, Evan Watson, Cora Clos, Isabella Frieze, Nolan Sims and Austin Sims. He has one great-grandson, Jackson, and another one, Bellamy, due to arrive in October 2021. Sister- and brother-in-laws include: Nancy Kelsey Powers, Rita Kelsey Pinkerton, Terry (wife Lisa Exchenbach) Cosby and Barton Price. Several nieces, nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews also survive.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents; wife Janet; daughter Erika, who passed away in July 1999; brother Richard Dale, who passed away in March 2003; and sisters-in-law, Leota Jones Norman and Virginia Patton Norman.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at Browns Valley Christian Church, 9011 S. State Road 47 Crawfordsville, IN 47933, with Pastor David Finch officiating. For those unable to attend, the funeral will be broadcast via Facebook Live on the BVCC Facebook page. Burial will follow in Indian Creek Hill Cemetery on State Road 47 where Dean will be laid to rest at the side of his daughter, Erika. Friends may visit with the family at BVCC 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, with Masonic Rites held at 7 p.m. The wearing of masks is encouraged, but not required.

Memorial contributions in Dean’s memory may be made to Browns Valley Christian Church. Please visit www.machledtservies.com (who are trusted with the funeral arrangements) where you may share a memory or condolences with the family.

Joan Hall

Joan Hall

April 22, 1934-Sept. 23, 2021

 

Joan Hall, 87, of Kingman passed away at 3:55 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. 2021, at her residence, with her family at her side.

Joan was born April 22, 1934, at Liverpool, England, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anne (Hay) Davies. She married Kenneth Ray Hall on Aug. 4, 1956, at Liverpool, England. He preceded her in death Aug. 2, 2008.

She is also preceded in death by a brother, Leslie Davies; and an infant son, Kenneth Ray Hall.

Surviving family include three daughters, Cathy (John) Ratcliff, New Richmond, Susie (Tom) Bodine, Kingman and Janet (Jack) Parchman, Scottsville, Kentucky; son Kenny W. (Tami Everson) Hall, Crawfordsville; brother Kenneth (May) Davies, Liverpool, England; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Joan was a member of the Kingman Christian Church. Through the years she had been employed at the Wallace General Store, the County Market in Crawfordsville, and she had a catering business that included wedding and graduation cakes. She enjoyed visiting with people, and was always willing to spend time in conversation with them. She enjoyed her cats; and she loved to fill her days with music, especially loud rock n’ roll music. More than anything she loved and enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg. A memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Coy Overpeck officiating. Burial will be at Bonebrake Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Kingman Christian Church.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

Roy Lea Bonwell

Roy Lea Bonwell

June 17, 1927-Sept. 25, 2021

 

Roy Lea Bonwell, 94, of rural Darlington passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at his home, gaining permanent citizenship in heaven.

Roy was born June 17, 1927, at Brookville, the son of the late Ralph and Buelah (Quinlan) Bonwell. He married Mary (Wools) Bonwell on April 22, 1948, celebrating 71 years together until Mary’s death at age 90 in 2019.

Roy and Mary started their home in Indianapolis, then moved to Franklin Indiana and in 1965 settled permanently in the Thorntown/Darlington area. Roy was the rock of his family, losing his mother at age 9, he was determined to create a steadfast and stable family life for his family. His gift to his family was they always knew there was a home to go to no matter what or how old one was. And he would always be there, calm, steadfast and solid. As parents they discussed their differences but never raised their voices to each other to set an example to their children.

Roy was a World War II veteran serving in the Navy at the age of 17 from July 1944 to June 1946. He was awarded the American Area Ribbon, Victory Ribbon and Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon. He returned home to Connersville, where he met Mary while she was visiting a pen pal.

He loved spending time with family and friends along with being a member of the Darlington Congregational Christian church, attending the men’s Bible study and the men’s church breakfast on Saturdays each month. He also enjoyed mission trips and he and Mary were able to travel on three trips with the Crawfordsville Assembly of God Church to build new churches in Quito, Ecuador, El Salvador and the Canary Islands. Roy also enjoyed camping, reading historical books on the Civil War and World War II and most of all teasing his grandchildren.

Roy began his working career as a teenager setting bowling pins and delivering family home grown watermelons to the local Kroger in Connersville. He then worked for Hayes Trucking in Indianapolis, then on to PR Mallorys as a security officer, a milkman for Wayne Dairy in Franklin, a supervisor at Stewart Warner in Lebanon, a farmhand for Schrier Farms for 25 years then at the age of 65 retired from the farm work and started working at Walmart in Crawfordsville for another 25 years. Finally retiring at age 90. Not to be late for work once, being a physically strong man, he lifted his Ford truck up to repair a flat tire!

Those left behind to carry on his legacy include: his children, William (Deb) Bonwell, Mary Isenhower, Rebecca (Richard) Slyker, Tim (Melanie) Bonwell, Kathy (Devon) Clawson and Mark (Tobie) Bonwell; 11 grandchildren, Roy (Michele) Isenhower, Joan Isenhower Irwin, Jennifer Isenhower, James (Penny) Isenhower, Christopher (Kaysha) Bonwell, Megan (Anthony) Fitzsimons, Oliva Bonwell, Caleb Bonwell, Kassidy Bonwell, Kim Bonwell (wife of the late Travis Bonwell) Ryanne (Mike) Hurley; eight step-grandchildren, Susan (Chris) Wynn, Kelly (Matt) Hatton, Brad (Tammy) Polston, Peyton, Ricky, Austin and Sydnie Ball and Alex Dagley; and 16 great-grandchildren, Nick and Devin Isenhower, Brittany and Jarrod Irwin, Tyler and Brandon Isenhower, Ethan Garrett, Mason, Ada, Nora and Owen Bonwell, Kaylise Hurley, Finn Hatton, Braxton Bonwell and Hayden and Reilly Ball with an additional great grandchild to arrive in April 2022.

Also preceding Roy in death are brothers, William and Charles Bonwell; sister Annella Kunkel Logan; grandson Travis Bonwell; son-in-law Danny Isenhower; nephews Kevin Bonwell, David Bonwell and Michael Kunkel; and niece Louise Bonwell Baker.

Family and friends will gather 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 for visitation in the Darlington Congregational Christian Church, 101 Academy St., Darlington. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1 at the church, with Pastor Seth Stultz officiating. Roy will be laid to rest at the Washington Park North Cemetery, Indianapolis.

Final care of Roy has been entrusted to the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, Lebanon. You are invited to visit the website where you may sign his online register and leave a personal message www.strawmyerdrury.com.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in memory of Roy to the Darlington Congregational Christian Church men’s fund.

Thomas 'Hoot' E. Gibson

Thomas ‘Hoot’ E. Gibson

Sept. 12, 1935-Sept. 24, 2021

 

Thomas “Hoot” E. Gibson, 86, of Ladoga passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care in Terre Haute.

He was born Sept. 12, 1935, at Indianapolis, to the late Everett and Mildred (Ramsey) Gibson. On March 29, 1958, at Jeffersonville, he married Donna Ann (Shoaf) Gibson. She passed away Jan. 1, 2018.

Thomas served proudly in the United States Army. After returning home he began his working career in 1962 at General Motors Division of Allison Transmissions where he worked until he retired in 1992. After retirement he drove for the Putnam County School Corporation. Thomas enjoyed fishing, horses, motorcycles, camping, feeding wildlife in his later years, and traveling.

He is survived by his daughter, Carla Gibson; two grandchildren, Amber (Neal) Wallace and Joshua (Stacy) Simpson; and four great-grandchildren, Ava, Ady, Grace and Daniel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Mildred, and his wife Donna.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 203 N. Washington St., Ladoga, with Pastor David Bower officiating. Burial will follow in Bainbridge Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. Friday until the time of the service.

Memorials in Thomas’s memory may be made to Intrepid USA Healthcare, 1001 S. Bloomington St., Suite 101, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Visit www.serviesmorgan.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.

Patti Williamson

Patti Williamson

Dec. 14, 1942-Sept. 24, 2021

 

 

Patti Williamson, 78, of Crawfordsville died Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

She was born Dec. 14, 1942, at Crawfordsville, to Pat and Ruth (Dawson) Keller.

Surviving are two sisters, Bev Surber and Connie Lewis, both of Crawfordsville; and good friends, Kent and Stacia Jahnke, Bev McCutchen and Robert and Julie Conkright.

She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1961 and Indiana Central Business College in 1962.

Patti worked and retired from Crawford Industries as a customer service representative. She was a member of the Smartsburg Christian Church. Her other memberships included P.E.T.A., Humane Society of the United States and A.S.P.C.A.

Her sense of humor and ability to make those around her laugh will be remembered by all who knew her with a smile. Only surpassing her love to laugh, was her love for abandoned and neglected animals. She volunteered, whenever possible, at the local animal shelter, trying to bring a little love into the lives of the cats and dogs. Her remaining assets will go to P.E.T.A. to help all animals.

Patti requested no services be held with a private burial at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Animal Welfare League, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 in her memory. Sanders-Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.

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

Eva Mae Bushong

Eva Mae Bushong

Feb. 12, 1935-Sept. 26, 2021

 

Eva Mae Bushong, 86, of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at home, with family members by her side. 

Eva was born Feb. 12, 1935, at Metcalf County, Kentucky, as the first child of Herschel and Reba (Rigsby) Crews. In 1951, Eva married James Bushong, also of Metcalf County, Kentucky. The couple enjoyed 67 years together prior to Jim’s passing in 2018.

Being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was one of the most important parts of Eva’s life, a role that gave her much pride and joy. She was a loving person, supportive and kind. She enjoyed spending time with family, relaxing at the lake, sewing and cooking. We will all miss her dearly.

Eva is survived by children, Karen Miller of Crawfordsville, Michael (Laura) Bushong of Greenwood and Tim (Sharon) Bushong of Crawfordsville; eight grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Also surviving is her brother Junior (Connie) Crews. 

Eva was preceded in death by her husband, her mother, father and beloved sister, Lucy Hayes.

Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with services at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30. Eva will be laid to rest at Indian Creek Cemetery, next to her husband, mother and sister. Arrangements are being handled by Hunt & Son Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Greater Indiana Alzheimer’s Association, https://www.alz.org/indiana/donate.

Carolyn J. Wilson

Carolyn J. Wilson

APRIL 8, 1936 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

 

Carolyn J. Wilson, 85, of Paris, passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Carriage Crossing Senior Living of Paris. She was born on April 8, 1936, to Homer and Thelma (Daugherty) Mason.

Carolyn is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert Wilson, of Paris; daughter, Donita Thomas and husband Jeffrey of Paris; grandson, Grayson C. Thomas; brothers, Jim Mason and wife Sue, and Bob Mason and wife Jean; niece, Lori Mason-O’Brien; nephews, David Mason, Dennis Mason, Randall Mason, and Richard Mason; brother-in-law, Carlos Phipps and a niece, Rebecca Phipps.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Robert Allen Wilson; and infant child, James D.; sisters, Catherine Wright and Betty Phipps; niece, Candice Mason; and a nephew, James Leland Mason, Jr.

Carolyn graduated from Chrisman High School and from Indiana State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse who spent many years working as an occupational health nurse for Zenith, Pittman Moore, and Columbia House. An active member of her community, Carolyn was dynamic in starting Faith in Action in Paris and was an advocate for community healthcare and eldercare.

Not one to let the grass grow under her feet, Carolyn loved to travel. She loved exploring new places, even going to Finland. She went to New York City to watch Broadway performances for over 20 years. Always preferring to sightsee on foot, New York City and Downtown Chicago were some of her favorites. There wasn’t a horse-mounted police officer that she didn’t go out of her way to meet and take a photo with. Carolyn and Bob hiked parts of the Appalachian Trail together and she hiked in the Grand Canyon many times. She loved to ride motorcycles. She and Bob would travel the country on two wheels and later on a trike, enjoying the beauty of the open road together and making new friends along the way.

In accordance with Carolyn’s wishes, she will be cremated and laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park’s Chapel of Memories. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Allen Ray Buchanan

Allen Ray Buchanan

AUGUST 27, 1950 – SEPTEMBER 26, 2021

 

Allen Ray Buchanan, 71, Greencastle passed away on September 26, 2021. Allen. was born in Evansville to James and (Margaret Hill) Buchanan.

Allen worked at Strausburger Trucking and recently retired from Walmart Transportation after 22 years of service. After retiring he worked part-time for CoAlliance at Stilesville.

Survivors include: his wife of 51 years Julie (Cook) Buchanan, Daughters, Amy Clark (Jason), Melanie (Chan) Mangrum, and Brooklynn Buchanan. Grandchildren: Mackenzie Miranda, Madison Fenneman, Ashlyn Jones, Brant Mangrum, Jake Mangrum, Landon Clark, Brinlee Clark, Boston Clark and Aiden Mangrum. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren: Brayson, Bryton, Braxton, and Sawyer. He is also survived by a sister, Venita Ray and his mother-in-law, Norma Cook.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Limedale. The children there flocked to him. Maybe because he always had candy in his pockets.

Visitation will be at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home on Wednesday September 29th from 4 to 8 pm and service will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 30th.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.

Leslie Louise Thais

Leslie Louise Thais

August 12, 1943 - September 25, 2021

 

Leslie Louise (Mauk) Thais, 78, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away, at home, on September 25, 2021 following a battle with cancer.

Leslie was born on August 12, 1943, in Lima, Ohio the daughter of Carey and Roberta C. (Zwick) Mauk. She graduated from high school from Lafayette – Jackson High School with the class of 1961. Following high school Leslie went to beauty school in Lima, Ohio at Richard Weston Beauty School. She married Donald Joel Repasz and they moved to Indiana and started a family. In 1993, at the age of 50, she graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Art and a minor in Art History. Two years later she graduated from Ivy Tech in 1995 with a degree in Visual Communication.

Leslie not only had a passion for art but also enjoyed singing, baking, and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents Carey and Roberta Mauk and a brother Clinton Mauk, brothers-in-law: Paul Bonito and Mike O’Connor.

Survivors include her siblings: David Mauk (Marit Dale) of Norway, Ann Bonito of Ohio, and Sara Mauk of Chicago; son Carey Repasz of Knoxville, Tennessee; her daughter Sara Munoz and husband Richard of Brazil; grandchildren: William Repasz (Brooklyne), Erik Repasz (Katy), Veronica Repasz, Robert Munoz (Kay), Matthew “Buzz” Munoz (Emily), Karen Munoz, Katherine “Kate” Munoz; great-grandchildren: Braxton Repasz, Paisley Repasz, Mateo Repasz, Ethan Repasz, and Oliver Repasz; sister-in-law Lillian Mauk as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.


Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 11:00am until 1:00pm. Services will be held at the funeral home, on Friday at 1:00 with Rev. Dr. Quinten Madden officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

William O. Sanders, "Wild Bill"

Bill

August 29, 1945 - September 25, 2021

 

William O. Sanders, “Wild Bill”, 76, of Clay County passed away September 25, 2021, at 5:34pm at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born August 29, 1945, in Cunot, IN. the son of Otis Sanders and Vivian (Harrison) Sanders.

He attended school in Cloverdale and joined the Army National Guard as a young man.

In Bill’s work career, he first worked as a truck driver for Schneider Trucking. He later became an owner/operator, over the road driver. He spent over 15 years traveling the country in his rig. In that era, CB communication was key, and his handle was “Little Stinker”. When the time came to stop over the road trucking his interest went to owning dump trucks and other heavy equipment. He was a man who knew the art of Buying and Selling. He took interest in finding just the right buy and knew somebody that needed that item. In all his working years, he never knew a stranger, so he became friends with many folks across the United States.

When Bill wasn’t working, he enjoyed the company of his family, horses, friends, especially those at tractor pulls, and his beloved dogs. He participated in tractor events all over the Wabash Valley and beyond. One of his favorite places was the Bowling Green Tractor Pull. Bill won A LOT and was proud of his winnings. He was featured in Tractor Magazine and pulled in various locations across the U.S.

He leaves behind his children, Rob Sanders and wife Lori, Sarah Workman and husband Micah, and Beau Judd and wife Alex all of Brazil; he was Pappy to Jordaine Sanders, Zach Truxal, Britany (Douglas) Phillipo, Ian Harris (Molly), Grace Sutherland and Brody Workman; great Pappy to Jackson Phillipo and David Lessman; brother, John Sanders of Indianapolis, and one sister Jane Smith of Poland; nieces, nephews and a host of friends; his constant companion, Wimpy who came into his life as a puppy in 2015.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Lee Sanders, and Roy Sanders.
Services for Bill will be held on Tuesday at 1:00pm at French Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Wetnight officiating. Burial will follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11-1.

The family requests that no flowers be sent. Donations in his memory may be made to the Bowling Green Volunteer Fire Department or to the Bowling Green Tractor Pull Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Thelma G. Swank

Thelma G. Swank

August 12, 1929 - September 25, 2021

 

Thelma G. Swank, 92, of Centerpoint, Indiana passed away at The Waters of Greencastle on September 25, 2021.

Thelma was born on August 12, 1929, in Marion County, Indiana the daughter of Plummer and Iva (Clingerman) Knox. She graduated from Bowling Green High School with the class of 1947. Thelma worked for Simplicity Patterns for a few years prior to marrying Calvin Swank on January 9, 1954. She began homemaking and working on the family farm with her husband Calvin.

She was preceded in death by her parents Plummer and Iva Knox; husband Calvin Swank in 2013; grandson Andy Oliveira; a son-in-law Mark Graham; siblings: Mary Jane Jones, Russell Knox, and Bill Knox.

Thelma is survived by her children: Carol Graham of Clay City, Karen Barnhart and husband Darrel of Centerpoint, and Ken Swank of Indianapolis; grandchildren: Brian Graham (Jill), Brad Graham (Alana), Troy Oliveira (Lindsey), Tracy Pattengale (Matt), Steven Swank (Amy), Michael Swank, and Daniel Swank; great-grandchildren: Austin Graham, Jordan Graham, Jacey Graham, Parker Graham, Logan Graham, Adalyn Pattengale, Jackson Pattengale, and one expected in March; a sister-in-law Violet Knox of Spencer as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Visitation will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 11-1. Services will be held at the funeral home, on Tuesday, with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bowling Green Methodist Church 164 S Jefferson St, Bowling Green, IN 47833, in her memory.

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

Michael Steven Wilson

Michael Steven Wilson

August 27, 1956 - September 18, 2021

 

Michael Steven (Mike) Wilson, age 65, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021 following a brief battle with cancer, a diagnosis he received on July 30, 2021.

Mike was born in Brazil, Indiana on August 27, 1956, to Melvin and Dolores (Johnson) Wilson. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1974. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he was stationed in various states, including Louisiana, Texas, California, and Alaska. Mike attended Indiana State University where he graduated with honors with a degree in Cartography, and began a career with the federal government, retiring in June of 2004 from the National Geospacial-Intelligence Agency. Thereafter, he worked for the Parke County Sheriff’s Department, Lynn’s Pharmacy and most recently for Express Scripts, retiring from there on December 31, 2020.

On June 25, 2021, Mike married his childhood neighbor, Cathy Sanderson. Although their time together was cut short, they both thoroughly enjoyed their “trips down memory lane” and reminiscing about the many memories they shared throughout their wonderful childhood years. Mike truly loved his Northwood community.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Dolores Wilson.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy; his three children and his grandson all of whom he loved beyond measure, daughters: Tabatha Wilson of Brownsburg, Indiana, and Kayla Wilson of Pensacola, Florida, son, Derek Wilson (Noelle) of Indianapolis, Indiana and grandson, Kyler Wilson also of Brownsburg; two sisters: Sheri White, and husband Kenny of Covington, Louisiana and Janeen Tucker, and husband Art, of Hamilton, Georgia; nephews and nieces: Andrew White, Ali White, Audrey White, Anson White, and Jackson Tucker; stepsons: Shane Weddle and Ryan Weddle; aunts and uncles: Madonna Johnson of Terre Haute, Indiana, Joan Wilson of Indianapolis, Indiana, Joe and Patti Wilson of Brazil, Patty Wilson of Terre Haute; and many dear cousins and friends. He also leaves behind his furry friends: Duke, Kosmo, Kona, and Noah.

As was Mike’s wish, he is being cremated and his remains will be scattered in the ocean. His remains are entrusted to the care of French Funeral Homes.

Mike loved Fall weather and being outdoors, and a Celebration of Life is planned for October 9, 2021, from 1-5pm at Forest Park located at 911 Bonnie Geyne Miller Dr, Brazil, Indiana 47834.

Mike had a profound love of animals, especially dogs, and the family requests that, should friends so desire, contributions be made to the Clay County Humane Society 8280 N County Rd 125 W #7535, Brazil, IN 47834 in his honor.

Cathleen Rae DeRoller

Cathleen Rae DeRoller

MARCH 12, 1963 – SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

 

Cathleen Rae DeRoller, age 58, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021. Cathleen was born March 12, 1963 in Warsaw, New York, the daughter of Raymond and Dianne Marmas VanDeusen.

Cathy was the loving wife of Bryan; beloved mother of Michael (Jessica) Madison, Samantha (Steven) DeRoller, Matthew A. (Jessi) DeRoller, Adam (Savannah) DeRoller, Jakob (Kayla) DeRoller, Amanda (Larry) DeRoller, Bryan DeRoller Jr., and Billiegail Brown. In addition to her husband and children, Cathy is survived by her mother, Dianne; 15 grandchildren, Arianna, Connie, Steven, Luke, Lily, Mikey, Courtney, Kiernan, Timmy, Owen, Josiah, Maverick, Silas, Gracelynn and Maddox; a brother, Timothy (Marci) VanDeusen; two sisters, Susan (Ken) Goodman, and Sharon VanDeusen; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; her husband Keith; and two sisters, Judith Gillis and Melissa Revilla. Services will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 1 PM at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Sulpher Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 AM until time of services at the funeral home on Saturday.

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

Robert Jay Thomas

Robert Jay Thomas

MARCH 30, 1930 – SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

 

On Friday, September 24th, 2021, Robert J. (Bob) Thomas PhD passed away from natural causes at 91.5 years old while surrounded by family.

He was born March 30, 1930. A long-time cancer survivor, an educator, and a collector of knowledge throughout his life, he was preceded in death by his wife of almost 60 years Doris Ruth Thomas. Surviving are son, Andrew Thomas (wife Kathi), and daughter, Sharon Williams - grandchildren Heather Thomas (husband Kyle), Brian Williams (wife Liz), Dustin Thomas (wife Ashley), and Derek Thomas - and great grandchildren Jordan Thomas, Jack Thomas, and Asher Williams. Also preceding him in death were his parents Mildred Pearl Robinson Thomas and Jay Clyde Thomas.

Degrees include: BA Physics, Oberlin 1952; MS Public Health (Recreation), Indiana Univ 1954; MS Physics, Univ. of Ill. 1958; PhD Mathematics (Related to Computer Science), Univ. of Ill. 1964; Professional CDP (Certificate in Data Processing).

Bob taught at DePauw University for 33 years, first in pre-engineering and mathematics. Having taught a course in computer science before DePauw even had a computer, the National Science Foundation paid for 60% of DePauw’s first computer (an IBM 1620), with the stipulation that he be made the director of the computer center. Gradually he developed a minor in computer science within the math department and a computational math major. He was the sole professor for the first few Computer Science courses offered by DePauw and had the distinction of being the only Professor of both Mathematics AND Computer Science. A life-long learner and educator at heart, he continued to design and teach new courses. He prepared for a separate C.S. Department, which was finalized right after he retired.

As part of the US Army during the Korean War, picking up on his physics degrees and Spanish ability (taught to him by his mom) he received individual orders from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Maxwell Taylor, sending him to the Panama Canal Zone, Artillery Div. They needed him to design, write and teach a course, in Spanish, for the Latin American Army Officers on computer controlled anti-aircraft artillery operations.

He was a lifelong international folk dancer (where he and his wife met). He taught folk dancing at Indiana University, Purdue University, and DePauw University as well as with the Girl Scouts. He was a regular square dancer on the WTTV Ch 4 Saturday night Western show.

He was a member and Elder of the Presbyterian Church of Greencastle. He was a member of Mensa, Triple Nine (99.9th percentile on selected intelligence tests), Indiana Plant and Wildlife Society, Mathematical Association of America, ACM, ICLU, and many other non-profit organizations, and he also served on the boards of many of them.

Hobbies included chess, duplicate bridge, road rallies, philately, archery, photography, and fencing. He was taught piano by his grandmother and wrote numerous copyrighted musical compositions. He also wrote many copyrighted haikus and poems.

In lieu of flowers, Bob and his family ask that contributions be made to The DePauw Computer Science Founders Fund for Excellence, the American Cancer Society, or to the Greencastle Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be 12-2 Saturday, October 2 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, with military honors and services starting at 2:00 pm with Wes Kendall officiating.

To help protect Bob’s great-grandchildren, masks are required. Please practice social distancing and refrain from hugs.

Burial of the cremains of Doris and Bob at Forest Hill Cemetery will be announced on the funeral home website when arranged.

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

DePauw Computer Science Founders Fund: Development Office DePauw University 201 E seminary St. Greencastle, In 46135 Checks made out to: "DePauw University" with the notation "Computer Science Founders Fund" in the memo area:

American Cancer Society Online: (click here) Phone: 1-800-277-2345

Greencastle Presbyterian Church PO Box 512 Greencastle, IN 46135

Allen L. Ragsdale

Allen L. Ragsdale

Aug. 28, 1933-Sept. 11, 2021

 

Allen L. Ragsdale, 88, of Crawfordsville passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at home.

He was born Aug. 28, 1933, in Boone County, to Orval and Geneva (Highland) Ragsdale. He had five sisters and one brother and was preceded in death by his parents and sister Maxine McIntyre.

Allen married Janice Harper on Feb. 4, 1956. She survives.  Together they had three children, Randy (Becky) Ragsdale, Westfield, Vivian (Kevin) Fischer, Crawfordsville and Tony (Jessie) Ragsdale, Pasadena Texas. 

Allen served in the US Army from 1951-1954; he retired after more than 30 years from Commercial Motor Freight and moved to Texas in 1983 where he and Janice owned their own businesses until their return to Indiana in 2002. He was a member of the American Legion for many years, and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles for 60 years where he served as president in 1965 and 1966 and as a trustee for several years. Allen’s second home was the golf course, he was an avid golfer and spent much of his free time playing.

Other surviving family include: brother Robert Ragsdale; sisters, Judy Walker, Eileen Whitaker, Janet Hussong and Sharon Blackwell; sister in-law Linda (John) Astin; grandchildren, Melissa (Josh) Patton, Brian (Sara) Howard, Scott (Kelly) Ragsdale, Patrick (Taryn) Ragsdale, Andrew (Aman Kaur) Ragsdale, Sara (Tristen) Chapman, Samantha Parker and Makade Fischer; and great-grandchildren, Riley and Kennady Sanders, Hazel Howard, Logan and Dylan Ragsdale, Kamryn, Reid and Luke Ragsdale, Bentley, Keelie and Parker Chapman and Addison Smith.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 at Willhite Cemetery in Wingate. A celebration of life will follow at 5 p.m. at the Eagles in Crawfordsville.

James K. Rector

James K. Rector

Nov. 7, 1943-Sept. 10, 2021

 

James “Jim” K. Rector passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Roper Hospital in West Ashley, South Carolina. He was 77 years old. Because of the backlog of recent deaths we are unsure when a celebration of life service will be.

Jim was a member of Crosspoint Fellowship Church. He was the son of H.K. and Betty Rector. He married Carol Brown in December 1972. She survives.

Also surviving are his sons, Chad (Lisa) Rector, Josh (Melissa) Rector and Jay (Shannon) Rector; daughters, the late Tammy Rector and Terri Rector Michael; brothers, Steve (Gail) Rector and Randy Rector; sister Candace (Paul) Fegley; and grandchildren, Zane Rector, Devon Crane and Kai A. Rector.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jim was employed with Raybestos for 16 year; Hi-Tek Lighting for eight years; and retired from Crawford Industries (Atapco) in 2006.

Jim loved to fish, loved people and loved spending time with family and friends. He was a wonderful husband and father.

He was an ex-Navy man and served in Vietnam.

Carl Andrew Duncan

Carl Andrew Duncan

Dec. 9, 1935-Sept. 22, 2021

 

Carl Andrew Duncan moved to his eternal home with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Sept. 22. He was 85.

Carl Duncan was born Dec. 9, 1935, near Dugger, Indiana, to Dawson Glenn Duncan and Dorothy J. McCammon. Most of his childhood and adult life were spent in Kingman. He attended Kingman schools and graduated from Kingman High School in 1953. On Dec. 23, 1956, Carl and Nancy Ione Overpeck were married by Rev. Rapson in the Kingman EUB Church. Carl and Nancy shared 64 years of marriage, two children, one granddaughter and a great-grandson.

Mr. Duncan gave his life to Jesus Christ on Aug. 19, 1956, at the age of 21. He was a dedicated member and board member of Kingman EUB Church, later Kingman Community Church. In his later years, he attended Waterman Baptist Church.

Gifted in math and mechanics, Carl spent his career and free time working in his community and serving others. As a young man, he worked with his father at Morgan Coal Company. He later joined the staff at Kingman Hardware working for his parents-in-law. Carl and Nancy served Kingman and surrounding communities for over 30 years owning and operating Kingman Hardware. Carl retired from the hardware business in 1996. Carl served on the board of Overpeck Gas and Transport Companies. In addition to his church, Carl was a member of the Kingman Lions Club and the Millcreek Volunteer Fire Department. He and Nancy spent winters in Naples, Florida. In his spare time, he enjoyed tinkering in the garage, helping neighbors, gardening, maintaining his farm ground and woods and fishing.

Carl was a dedicated husband and a great father and grandfather to his daughters and granddaughter. He taught them the value of hard work and to appreciate God’s blessings. Carl and his productive, endless energy will be missed by his loved ones and his community.

Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters and sons-in-law, Carla and Keith Yerkes and Cara and Dale Ruark; granddaughter and her husband, Sara Ione and Cole Martin; and great-grandson Connor Martin. Also surviving are his sisters, Margaret Henley, Rose Mary (Gene) Barragree and Edith (Dean) Rush; brother Jack (Carole) Duncan; brother-in-law Rodney (Pam) Overpeck; seven nephews; seven nieces; and several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his parents; step-father Gerald Jones; brother-in-law Roger Henley; and his parents-in-law Kenneth and Mildred Overpeck.

Cremation was chosen with a visitation at Waterman Baptist Church, 8540 W. State Road 234, Kingman, on Friday, Oct. 1 from 3 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 5 p.m. Pastor John Goldfuss will officiate. The service will be recorded and can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Sanders Funeral Care entrusted with care.

A special thanks to the staff at Bickford Memory Care for their help in caring for Carl.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Camp Assurance, 8364 C.R. 2100E, Georgetown, IL 61846.

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

Lois H. Clawson

Lois H. Clawson

April 3, 1933-Sept. 19, 2021

 

Lois H. Clawson, 88, passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at her home in rural Jamestown.

Lois was born April 3, 1933, at Fithian Illinois, daughter of Guy and Leona (Arnold) Ludwig. She married Harold Clawson on Sept. 12, 1954, at the Thorntown Presbyterian Church. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include: two children, Devon (Kathy) Clawson and Gerald (Janet) Clawson; sisters, Patricia Owens; step-grandson Thadd (Laura) Haltom and three step-great-grandchildren, Ava, Weston and Ethan Haltom; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Robert and Lloyd Ludwig; and sister Winifred Bush.

Lois was a 1951 graduate of the New Ross High School in which she was the salutatorian. She attended Purdue University for a short course in home economics after graduation. Later in her working career she also took computer classes at Ivy Tech. She worked a short time for the Indiana Bell telephone company, then from 1953-1968 worked part-time at First National Bank of Crawfordsville. Then in 1968 became full-time and worked through the banks transition to Bank One retiring in 1993 after serving 40 years at the bank. She was the Assistant Vice President in accounting services working with IRA and Savings Accounts. She also assisted her husband with bookkeeping at Harpel Seeds in Shannondale Indiana for many years.

She was a member of the Shannondale Presbyterian Church serving in various roles within the church.

Lois enjoyed gardening, sewing and baking. She was well known during her working career as a cake baker from simple sheet cakes to wedding cakes; baking in pans that her husband had made for her turning out moist and delicious cakes. She also truly enjoyed gathering with her family for a good meal and conversation.

Family and friends will gather Monday, Sep. 27 for visitation from noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Tom Evans officiating in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Following the service, Lois will be laid to rest at the Pisgah Cemetery in Montgomery County.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

You are invited to visit the website where you may sign her online register and leave a personal message www.strawmyerdrury.com.

J. James 'Jake' Day

J. James ‘Jake’ Day

Oct. 19, 1957-Sept. 16, 2021

 

J. James “Jake” Day was born Oct 19, 1957, at Lafayette, to Gordon L. and Margaret Louise Stewart Day. He passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Franciscan Hospital Lafayette.

He was a 1976 graduate of North Montgomery High School, where he excelled in track. He had been a member of the Btry A, 3/139th FA, Indiana National Guard. He was a concrete finisher by trade and an avid outdoorsman.

He married Darla Leann Wethington on Sept. 20, 1980, at First Baptist Church, Crawfordsville.

He is survived by his wife and three children, Carla Denise, Jacob Andrew (Rachel) and Rachel Courtney; five grandchildren, Aryanna, Rilee, Brooklynn, Emery and Elijah; two sisters, Rita Nicholas and Ida (Rick) Ryder; and several nieces, nephews and many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Gordon Paul Day; and brother David Murl Day.

A celebration of life and military rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at the American Legion, Darlington.

Harold "Butch" O. Knight

Harold "Butch" O. Knight

November 6, 1940 ~ September 22, 2021 

 

Harold “Butch” O. Knight Jr., age 80 of Quincy passed away September 22nd, 2021.

He was born November 6th, 1940 to the late Harold O. Knight Sr. and Murle C. (Fletcher) Knight.

Harold married Patricia Miller June 16th, 1991 and she survives.  He was a hard working man who always took care of his family.

In addition to his wife Patricia Knight he is also survived by his children David (Jennifer) Knight, Allison Greenlee, Tamra (John) Wamsley, Kim (Eric) Gotwals, Charli (Rich) Gregory, Dorothy Knight, Sharon (Jason) Opsal, Julie (Mike) Smith, Kelly (Dawn) Whipple, Jesse Whipple, Wayne (Jonee) Whipple, Cassie Green; sisters Rosie Knight, and Francis Vasta; brother Kenneth Knight; 32 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his siblings William Knight, Daniel Knight, Sharon Walton, and Norma Jean Knight.

A graveside service for Harold will be held at 12:00 pm Tuesday September 28th, 2021 at Mannan Cemetery.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

 

Mary Ann Euriga

Mary Ann Euriga

NOVEMBER 2, 1923 – SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

 

Mary Ann Euriga, age 97, of Westfield, Indiana passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021.

She was born November 2, 1923, in Terre Haute, IN to Anthony and Mary (Knezevich) Grubor.

Mary is survived by her two daughters: Patti (Kim) Arbuckle and Ann (Alan) Arthur; her 11 grandchildren: Kurt Arbuckle, Brittney Cook, Lindsey Arbuckle, Ashley Vakili, Robin Dennett, Debbie Stewart-Cox, Julie Rouse, Michele Damron, Michael Tubesing, and Tommy Euriga; along with her 11 great-grandchildren and her 9 great-great grandchildren.

Mary and her loving husband, Thomas Euriga Sr., were previous members of the VFW 972.

Mary enjoyed listening to George Strait, but most of all, she cherished the time she got to spend with her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her dear husband, Thomas Euriga Sr.; her son, Thomas Euriga Jr.; her two sisters, Teta Boyle and Betty Gottardi; as well as her brother, Steve Grubor.

Visitation will be held at Sacred Heart Church, in Terre Haute, on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 11am until the time of service at 11:30 am. A graveside service will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

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

Dean Howell

Dean Howell

March 21, 1955 - September 22, 2021

 

Lloyd “Dean” Howell age 66, passed away peacefully at home on September 22, 2021 following an
extended illness. Dean was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on March 21, 1955. He was the son of Lloyd and
Delores Alline (Vansickle) Howell.

Dean moved to Clay City when he was 16 years old with his family and carried on the family business of
construction and masonry. Dean owned and operated a successful business with his family for over 50
years. Dean and his son-in-law, Jed Booe have operated H&B Residential for the past several years. In his
spare time he enjoyed fishing, campfires, and spending time with his grandsons, family, and friends.
Dean married Kim Gerber Howell on June 5, 1982.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Brenda (Howell) Boggs.
Survivors include his wife, one daughter, Kayla (Howell) Booe and son-in-law Jed. Two grandsons, Jack
Austin Edwards and Bryar Booe of Clay City. Two brothers, Gary (Deborah) Howell of South Shore,
Kentucky and Roger (Jan) Howell of Center Point, Indiana, one sister, Deborah (Walter) Ream of Clay
City, mother-in-law and debate partner, Marilyn Gerber, as well as many nieces and nephews, several
extended family members, and special friend, Tim Brown.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 25th at 1 P.M. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301
East 8th Street, Clay City, Indiana, officiated by Dean's brother, Gary Howell. Visitation will be held from 11 A.M. until the time of service.

Anita Carol Cundiff

Anita Carol Cundiff

DECEMBER 10, 1972 – SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

 

Anita Carol Cundiff, 48, of Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

Anita was born in Greencastle on December 10, 1972, the daughter of James Fredrick and Calita Jean (Scobee) Cundiff, and was a graduate of Greencastle High School.

Ms. Cundiff was a member of Abundant Life Church in Putnamville.

Survivors include her mother; two daughters, Ceira Winters-Roberts, and Lesley Winters; a son, Anthony Harris; four sisters, Debra Hoffa-Spurlock, (Tim), Marcia Shearer, (Jeff), Teresa Brown, (Danny), and Billie Jo Conner, (Matthew); a brother, Stephen Thomas, (Teresa); five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Cambell officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.

Randy A. Rhine

Randy A. Rhine

May 31, 1960 ~ September 21, 2021 

 

 

Randell A. Rhine “Randy”, 61, of Cloverdale, passed away on September 21, 2021, after a year-long journey through cancer. He was surrounded by family in his final moments. 

Randy was born to Cecil “Wayne” Rhine and Hattie McCoy Rhine on May 31, 1960, and grew up in Indiana with his five siblings. His boyhood homes included Burlington, Lafayette, Crawfordsville, and Harmony, Indiana, and he was a 1978 graduate of Van Buren High School.

Randy began his career working at the family-owned Rhine’s Market in Cloverdale. While there, he recognized his love of service – and that passion drove him to become a beloved and recognized leader across Indiana’s hospitality and tourism industry. During his career Randy managed The Walden Inn, in Greencastle and worked for Tour Indiana, in Indianapolis. In 2008, Randy began his employment with Indiana State Park Inns at the Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park, in Spencer. For the last 8 years Randy served as General Manager. He was a friend to all who visited the inn and had a way of making guests feel welcome and special. He loved and respected the people he worked with – and that sentiment was returned many times over.

Throughout the years Randy received many awards, two of his most cherished include the 2010 Inn Employee of the Year and in 2018 he received an Indiana State Park’s Tulip Tree Award – the organization’s highest award to an individual.

Randy had an eye for detail and strived for perfection in all he did – from hosting events at the inn to planning family meals to decorating for the holidays. He had a kind heart and a deep love for his family. His creativity, enthusiasm, and warmth will be remembered by all who knew him well.

Randy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Rita Pearson Rhine; son Antony Rhine (Jennifer) and grandson, the apple of Randy’s eye, Wyatt Rhine; son Sean Rhine (Kayla) and grand-pup Tinsley; mother, Hattie Rhine Moore (Stanley); mother-in-law, Elaine Graves Pearson; siblings, Rick Rhine (Tracy), Rod Rhine (Tammy), Retha Rhine Hunsicker (Mike), Rusty Rhine (Kim), Renita Rhine Elliott (Brian); sister-in-law, Mona Pearson Smith (Keith); brother-in-law, Alan Pearson (Nikki); and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. 

Randy was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Wayne Rhine; father-in-law, David Pearson; and grandparents, Letha Livingston McCoy, Glen McCoy, Kathryn Spann Rhine Fellows, and Cecil Rhine.

Friends and family will gather to remember the life of Randy Rhine on Sunday, September 26 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Whitakers Funeral Home: 201 N Lafayette St, Cloverdale, IN 46120. The funeral services will be held on Monday, September 27 at 11 a.m. and Randy will be laid to rest in Cloverdale Cemetery.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

To promote a safe environment all guests attending the visitation or services will be required to wear a mask. 

Bruce Hadley Brown

Bruce Hadley Brown

July 26, 1931-Sept. 19, 2021

 

Bruce Hadley Brown passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at his home. Born July 26, 1931, at Lafayette, to Parke and Mary (Sollars) Brown, he attended West Lafayette High School, where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout, and DePauw University, where he graduated with distinction with a degree in English. While at DePauw, he worked as a residence hall attendant and had a brief stint as a sports commentator for the college radio station. He was a member of the DePauw Cross Country team, for which he lettered.

After being drafted and serving in Panama for 18 months, he made use of the GI Bill to study at St. Andrews University in Scotland for a year before completing his master’s degree in English through the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

It was at St. Andrews that he met Evelyn Graham when he passed her a note in the hallway. While at St. Andrews, Bruce took the opportunity to explore the countryside by biking across England, Scotland and Ireland. He visited historical sites such as Stonehenge, Hadrian’s Wall and Culloden, and he managed to bike from John O’Groats in the north to Dover in the south, a distance of more than 750 miles. He later biked with Evelyn through Belgium and the Netherlands.

Bruce liked to travel in his youth, and he found creative ways to get across the country. After getting an invitation to work for the Forestry Service one summer, he hitchhiked to Colorado. He later traveled to Alaska and hitchhiked across Alaska because he was interested in seeing what was up there. He chronicled his life in journals, a practice he continued to do until his passing. Bruce was interested in history and in people in general. He could strike up a conversation with anyone; he would say that he liked to get to know about a person’s life and family.

Bruce and Evelyn were married at St. Margaret’s Church in Forfar, Scotland on Sept. 22, 1962. After splitting time between Indiana and Scotland in the first years of their marriage, in 1970 they settled into their home near Tangier where they would go on to raise five children. They named their farm Strathmore Farms as a nod to the area in Scotland that was home to Evelyn’s family.

Bruce was a teacher in both Scotland and Indiana, teaching at Inverkeilor and Kirriemuir, Scotland. He later taught at Jackson Township High School in Decatur County; Covington; Madison; and North Vermillion, where he retired after 36 years during which he could be seen at every school event taking pictures as part of his position as yearbook advisor. After retirement, Bruce continued his writing, serving as Tangier correspondent for the Parke County Sentinel for 29 years. In 2012, he completed work on his project to compile a history of Liberty Township veterans, ranging from the Revolutionary War to those who served in Afghanistan. This reference book is in the Rockville Public Library, a location where he frequently could be found. He was a member of Tangier Friends Church; Parke/Vermillion Retired Teachers Association; National Education Association; and Western Yearly Meeting.

Bruce is survived by his children, Andrew (Lori) Brown of Tangier, Alyson (Matt) Brown Navarro of Jersey City, New Jersey, Mary Brown Moore of Clayton, Robert (Sabrina) Brown of Rockville and Graham (Susan) Brown of Carmel. He is also survived by sister Mary Woods of Tangier; grandchildren, Elise (Jeff) Koning, Colin (Bethany) Brown, Ashley (Troy Telford) Vandivier, Gavin Brown, Ian Brown, Kaden Brown, Noah Navarro, Maya Navarro, Hadley Moore and Griffin Brown; great-grandchildren, Aiden Vandivier, Theodore Telford and Gatlin Telford; and many other beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by wife Evelyn; parents Parke and Mary Brown; sister Patricia Ann; brother Parke Miles; brother-in-law Richard Woods; and son-in-law Jim Moore.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 at Barnes and Rice Funeral Home, Rockville. Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Tangier Friends Church in Tangier. Burial will follow at Tangier Cemetery.

Contributions can be made to Tangier Friends Church, ATTN: Neal McVay, 3663 W. C.R. 1050N, Tangier, IN 47952; or the Tangier Cemetery Fund, 3493 W. C.R. 1050N, Tangier, IN 47952.

Beverly M. Dennis

Beverly M. Dennis

Sept. 17, 1940-Sept. 19, 2021

 

Beverly M. Dennis, 81, formerly of Veedersburg, passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 202,1 at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

Bev was born Sept. 17, 1940, at Veedersburg, the daughter of Russell and Ida Esther (McElwee) Helms. She was married to Billy Dean Dennis for nearly 50 years; a marriage filled with much love and laughter. He preceded her in death May 9, 2008.

Bev is also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, James Russell Parker and Tim Dennis; sister Lois Hand; and brother Gene Helms.

Bev will be greatly missed by her three sons, Kenny Wayne (Shelly) Parker, Veedersburg, Mike Dennis, Van Wert, Ohio, and Jermey (Kelly Lenfesty) Dennis, Covington; two daughters, Penny Jo Dennis-Pyle, Crawfordsville, and Peggy (Andy) Walden, Crawfordsville; three sisters, Ruth Keerns, Crawfordsville, Laura “Tootie” Clawson, Veedersburg, and Mary Jane Hendrick, Crawfordsville; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Bev treasured her loved ones for they gave her purpose in life. Bev enjoyed reading about the Amish, watching Hallmark movies, socializing with her apartment building friends, as well as interacting with her many Facebook friends. Bev also enjoyed game days with her sisters and nieces, working on crafts, sharing food with others and people-watching. Bev was a devoted country and gospel music fan; and she took deep joy in savoring the wind while swinging on her porch.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday Sept. 24 at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg, with Pastor Tim Lyons officiating. Visitation will begin at noon Friday and continue until the time of service at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Bonebrake Cemetery near Veedersburg.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

Colton Daniel Tignor

Colton Daniel Tignor

June 1, 1998-Sept. 21, 2021

 

Colton Daniel Tignor, 23, of Wingate passed away at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in his home, surrounded by family, following a lengthy battle with glioblastoma.

Colton was born June 1, 1998, at Lafayette, son of Robert  D. “Pugger” Jr. and Dannielle M. Dexter Tignor. They survive. He was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma when he was 9 years old.

Colton had attended Harrison High School. He enjoyed RC Cars, baseball, basketball, football, target shooting, video games, playing guitar and working on cars. Colton was a very kind guy! He was a fighter who never gave up and loved it when people under-estimated him. He was a dear friend to many and his death will leave a hole in many hearts.

Surviving, along with his parents, Pugger and Dannielle are, brother Cody (Chloee) Fetterhoff of North Salem; nephews, Jacob Fetterhoff and Eli Miles; grandparents, Peggy Harrison of Lafayette and Dan and Jacquie Dexter of West Lafayette; great-grandmother Mary Ellen Richardson of Lafayette; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation hours are 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, with funeral services following at 4 p.m., with Pastor Sue Spurlin officiating.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Glioblastoma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 62066 Durham, NC 27715 or envelopes available at the funeral home.

Visit us at www.familyandfriendsfh.com to sign the guestbook or share a condolence.

Hubert Danzebrink

Hubert Danzebrink

March 27, 1933-Sept. 19, 2021

 

Hubert J. Danzebrink of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday night, Sept. 19, 2021, at home. He was 88.

Born March 27, 1933, at Duisberg, Germany, he was the son of Maria and Heinrich Danzebrink. He married Dorothy Kohl in 1961. They were blessed with three children, Norbert (Rhonda), Rita (Mark) and Eric; and five grandchildren, Alexander, Ellen, Jonathan, Brady and Brenna.

Hubert was a very active, service minded naturalized American citizen, serving on city boards, including Crawfordsville School Board, two terms, Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club, Boy Scouts, where he earned the Silver Beaver Award, Knights of Columbus, Jaycees, as well as membership and service at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. His biggest commitment was to his family, he would have been married 60 years this October.

Everyone knew Hubert as the “clock maker.” He got his training in Germany, then for a time worked in Switzerland, before coming to Crawfordsville. He could repair anything or answer your questions about a watch or clock.

Memorial mass will be held at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church on Oct. 14, with visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and services starting at 11 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are made to either the Knights of Columbus; Shriner’s Hospital for Children; or Franciscan Hospice. 

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

WILLIAM L NORTON SR

WILLIAM L NORTON SR
?JULY 26, 1948 – SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

 

William Lee Norton Sr., age 73, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

He was born on July 26, 1948, in Terre Haute, to James Lee and Marie (Rogers) Norton.

William is survived by his children: Jerry (April) Norton, Thomas (Amy) Leturgez, Gabriel (Melanie) Norton, Terry (Heather) Norton, William (Jolynn) Norton Jr., Nila (Clarence) Stephens, and Betty (Therman) Hayes; along with his 32 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings.

William severed his country in the United States Army. He enjoyed fishing and hunting for mushrooms. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Gabriella Norton; and his three brothers: Chuck, Emery, and Stephen Norton.

Funeral services will be held on Monday September 27, 2021 at 1 P.M. at Roselawn Funeral Home, with Minister Thomas Leturgez officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Monday from 11 Am until time of services at the funeral home.

Condolences and memories of William, may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net.

Glenda W. Davis

Glenda W. Davis

May 25, 1939-Sept. 16, 2021

 

Glenda W. Davis, 82, of Waveland passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.

She was born May 25, 1939, at Alamo, to the late Wilburn and Violet (Rivers) Long. On June 9, 1957, at Ladoga, she married Ruford “Jr.” Davis. He preceded her in death Dec. 8, 2020.

Glenda graduated from Ladoga High School in 1957. She was a member of Freemont Baptist Church. Glenda taught school and worked in some local restaurants, but what mattered most to her was taking care of her family. Being a wife, mother and homemaker was her passion. She also enjoyed writing poetry, drawing and animals. She will be missed greatly by those left to cherish her memory.

She is survived by children, Janeen (Joe) Proctor, Sondra (Terry) Gleason, Rosalind Neal, Daniel Davis and Samuel Davis; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several siblings; step-sister; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Eric; two brothers; and one sister.

Funeral service will be at noon Tuesday, Sept. 21 at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home, 301 E. Green St., Waveland, with Pastor Dan Aldridge officiating. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Visit www.machledtservies.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.

Cheryl Lynn Crowder

Cheryl Lynn Crowder

May 10, 1962-Sept. 16, 2021

 

Cheryl Lynn Crowder of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday evening, Sept. 16, 2021, at Franciscan Health East in Lafayette. She was 59.

Cheryl worked as a cook for Pilot and Subway, as well as several area schools. She was a member of Crosspoint Fellowship. She enjoyed motorcycles and loved to ride on the back of her husband’s Harley-Davidson. She also liked cooking and shopping for things.

Born May 10, 1962, at Hinsdale, Illinois, she was the daughter of Frank Conner and Thelma Buck. She attended school at South Vermillion. She married Fred Crowder on April 15, 1995. He survives.

She was loved and will be missed by her surviving family, which includes: husband Fred Crowder; son Jack (Jill) Conner; grandsons that she raised, Nicholas and Gabriel Crowder; grandchildren, Jazon, Kaylee, Brooklynn and Hannah; father Frank Conner; brother Dennis; and three sisters, Helen, Christine and Jenny.

She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20 at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will be in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, led by Pastor Chris Cregger. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery South.

The family asks that donations in memory of Cheryl Crowder be directed to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 W. 44th St., Suite 609, New York, NY 10036.

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

Georgia Taylor

Georgia Taylor

April 17, 1932-Aug. 19, 2021

 

Georgia Taylor, nee Kostes, passed away Sunday at Cumberland Pointe in West Lafayette. She was 89.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Born April 17, 1932, at Chicago, she was the daughter of Peter Kostes and Elsie Frango Kostes. She was married to Roger L. Taylor for 36 years and five months before his passing on Feb. 15, 2021.

Surviving family includes: brother Dr. Tom Kostes (Carolyn); niece Stacey M. Angelo)Robert; nephew Brett Kostes (Sharon); daughter Theresa Ann Daumer; grandchildren, Kathryn Brown, Lindsey L. Risner (Mark) and Dane A. Daumer (Tayler); great-granddaughter Anna Blanche Risner; step-children, Pam Lewellen (Bill), Terri Ault (David), Roger L. Taylor, Jr. (Teresa), Connie Ritter (Tom), William Taylor (Judy), Laverne Dunn (Rudy) and Vicky Colvard; 18 step-grandchildren; and 35 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; aunt Catherine Frango; step-daughter Lisa Gonzales; and step- son-in-law John Colvard.

The family extends a special thanks to the staff at Cumberland Pointe and to Guardian Angel Hospice for the care given to Georgia.

Cremation arrangements were made through Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville. Her ashes, and those of her husband, will be laid to rest at the Independence Cemetery near Medaryville, Indiana later this year.

Hubert Danzebrink

Hubert Danzebrink

March 27, 1933-Sept. 19, 2021

 

Hubert J. Danzebrink of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday night, Sept. 19, 2021, in his home. He was 88. Arrangements are pending at Burkhart Funeral Home.

Samson Foster Borst

Samson Foster Borst

Sept. 18, 2021

 

Infant Samson Foster Borst was born Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette. He was the son of Hulda Lou-Ann Borst and Bryan Callahan.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by brother Lluvia Borst; sister Serenity Callahan; maternal grandparents, Melodie and Louis Borst; paternal grandparents Pyott and Shona Callahan; and aunts and uncles, Hollie Foxworthy, Hannah Borst, Hilda Horton, Justice Borst, Japheth Borst and Katelyn Callahan.

Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.

Sandra Kaye Cooksey

Sandra Kaye Cooksey

March 27, 1942 - September 17, 2021

 

Sandra Kaye Cooksey, 79, of Staunton, Indiana, passed away at IU Hospital in Indianapolis, on September 17, 2021.

Sandy was born on March 27, 1942, in Paxton, Illinois the daughter of Kenneth and Marjorie (Atkins) Kietzman. She married Clyde Cooksey on May 30, 1981. Sandy worked as a sales associate for Walmart in both Greencastle and in Brazil.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Marjorie Kietzman, her son Michael Williamson, a brother Rodney Kietzman, and a sister Denise Bailey.

Survivors include her husband Clyde Cooksey of Staunton; a daughter Melissa Edwards (Walter Young) of Brazil; a son Mark Williamson of Marion, Illinois, a step-son Patrick Wayne Cooksey of Iroquois, Illinois; grandchildren: Dustin Williamson (Heather), Jami Brashear (John), Jessica Edwards, Michael Williamson, Cody Williamson, Mark Jewell, Kyle Cunningham, and Patrick Ruhlig; step-grandson Isiah Innman; great-grandchildren: Alexandria Williamson, Kyndra Hudson, Morgan Williamson, and Liam Brashear; sisters Glenna Pate and Michelle Kietzman; as well as many extended family members and friends.

Cremation services have been entrusted to French Funeral Home, in Brazil. Light a candle or share a memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.

 

Marjorie Lee Grimes

Marjorie Lee Grimes

JANUARY 22, 1933 – SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

 

Marjorie Lee Grimes, 88, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Mill Pond Health Campus.

Marjorie was born in Putnam County on January 22, 1933, the daughter of Gilbert Edgar and Ruth Edna (Harris) Pettit.

Mrs. Grimes worked for Mallory’s, KFC, and Charlie Brown’s Barbeque, where she worked 16 years before her retirement.

Survivors include her five children, Constance Brown, Rebecca Bond, (Rodney), Debra Wood, David Grimes, and Martha Knoebel, (James); a sister, Judy Campbell, (James); eight grandsons; a granddaughter; several great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merl Grimes; three sister, Betty Jean Rainbold, Carol Sutherlin, and Barbara Alexander; two sons-in-law; and a daughter-in-law.

At her request a cremation will take place at a later date.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.

Erma Mae Pugh

Erma Mae Pugh

AUGUST 23, 1930 – SEPTEMBER 18, 2021

 

Erma Mae Pugh, 91, of Terre Haute, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Southwood Nursing Home. She was born on August 23, 1930, in Clay County, to Ernest Peter and Dora Mae (Kirchner) Steuerwald. She married Walter “Dunk” Pugh on November 23, 1955.

Erma is preceded in death by her parents: her husband; siblings, Wayne Steuerwald, Audrey Coffey, Winston Steuerwald, Rosemary Russell, Earl Steuerwald, and Jean Riggs; and a nephew, Robert “Bob” Steuerwald.

She is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends.

Erma grew up in Art where she attended elementary school and Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Cory High School and immediately went to work for Commercial Solvents. When a new opportunity arose, she took a chance and became a founder at Bemis where she worked until her retirement.

Erma and Dunk loved to travel and see the world, going on many trips out West and through Mexico, including Mexico City. They enjoyed fishing together. Erma and Dunk were avid supporters of ISU Athletics and the many other activities that the university offered to the community. She loved going out to eat. Her favorite foods were chicken livers and drumsticks. She had quite the sweet tooth and especially enjoyed candy. Erma loved her cats and little dogs. She was always well put together, her hair was never out of place, her nails were always polished, and she always wore a pair of earrings. She made friends out of coworkers, neighbors, and complete strangers. She is currently beaming with happiness now that she has reunited with Dunk in Heaven.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 23 at Roselawn Funeral Home with visitation taking place from noon until the time of services. Erma will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Reach Veterans Services, 1400 Hulman Street, Terre Haute, IN 47802 or to Special Olympics Indiana, 6200 Technology Center Drive, Suite 105, Indianapolis, IN 46278. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net 

Joseph Alan Richardson

Joseph Alan Richardson

May 9, 1976 - September 12, 2021

 

Joseph “Joey” A. Richardson, 45, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, on September 12, 2021.

Joey was born in California on May 9, 1976, the son of David Richardson and Barbara Ann (Dolezal) Richardson. Joey battled several ongoing health issues over his life but was able to enjoy fishing, woodworking, working on car audio systems, and playing with remote control trucks.

He was preceded in death by his father David Richardson and his brother David Dale Richardson.

He is survived by his daughter Shyla Richardson of Brazil; his mother Barbara Richardson of California, his step-mother April Richardson of Alabama, a brother Christopher Richardson of California, long-time companion Christina Lynn Perry.

Cremation services have been entrusted to French Funeral Home.

Lezlie Ann Wright

Lezlie Ann Wright

March 23, 1979-Sept. 11, 2021

 

Lezlie Ann Wright of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 11, 2021, at University Hospital in Indianapolis. She was 42.

Lezlie was a stay-at-home mom that was very family-oriented. She enjoyed crafting, camping and boating. She was a 1998 graduate of North Montgomery High School and attended Ivy Tech. She was born in Crawfordsville on March 23, 1979.  She married Joshua Wright on June 5, 2004. He survives.

Surviving family includes: husband Josh Wright; daughter Peyton Wright; mother and dad, Starla and Jim Walters; sister Kristen (Jerod) Bolt; grandmother Dorothy High McGinnis; grandmother Mabel Thorne; step-father Rick (Jayne) Coffing; mother-in-law Brenda Wright; father-in-law Melvin (LaShawnda) Wright; brother-in-law Matt Wright; and sister-in-law Faith Wright.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave.  Services will begin at 2:30 p.m., led by Pastor Greg McDonald. Interment will follow at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

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

David Victor Surber

David Victor Surber

May 2, 1948-Sept. 13, 2021

 

David Victor Surber, 73, of Spring Hill, Tennesse, passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

He was born May 2, 1948, at Indianapolis, the first of five children born to Raymond Victor Surber and Georgia Mae Wolven Surber. He was the grandson of Fred Surber and Colletta Mae Wall Surber of Science Hill, Kentucky and Montie James Wolven and Elvia Mae Freels Wolven of Indianapolis.

He graduated May 15, 1966, from Roachdale High School; served from May 25, 1966 through May 23, 1970 as a medical administrative assistant in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era: Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas; Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio; and Naha Air Base, Okinawa, The Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

He was baptized by W.A. Little on Sept. 17, 1966 at the Tenth & Broad Church of Christ in Wichita Falls, Texas, while stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base. David graduated from David Lipscomb College on Dec. 9, 1978 with a B.A. in accounting. He was an accountant level II and worked at Clover Bottom Developmental Center in Nashville. He retired on June 30, 2012 after 28 and one-half years. He was credited with an additional five years of service due to his military service with United States Air Force.

He was a member of the West End Church of Christ in Nashville for 42 years (1976-2018) and served for a number of years on the staff of West End’s Bible Encampment at Fall Creek Falls State Park. More recently, he was a member of the Spring Meadows Church of Christ in Spring Hill.

He married Melanie Jo Levengood on Aug. 25, 1973, at Helena, Montana. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Dan Ray Surber; and sister Janis Faye Fletcher.

He is survived by wife Melanie Jo Surber; two children, Richard Michael Andrew Surber and Mary Catherine Elizabeth Surber; brother Timothy Lee Surber; sister-in-law Terry Stevens Surber; brother-in-law David Fletcher; sister Julie Dickman, all of Crawfordsville; and sister-in-law Theresa Surber of Jackson, MS.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home, with Dale Jenkins officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Timothy Surber, Travis Surber, Steve Parham, Randy Cornwell, Donald Harris and Wesley Bender. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Visit online at www.springhill-memorial.com.

Allen L. Ragsdale

Allen L. Ragsdale

Aug. 28, 1933-Sept. 11, 2021

 

Allen L. Ragsdale, 88, of Crawfordsville passed away peacefully, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at home. Cremation was chosen. Arrangements are pending.

Hal T. Marshall

Hal T. Marshall

Oct. 29, 1948-Sept. 13, 2021

 

Hal T. Marshall, 72, of Ladoga was welcomed into Eternal Life in Heaven on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. 

Hal was born Oct. 29, 1948, at Kokomo, to Ray and Maxine Marshall, growing up in Walton, Indiana, where he was a member of Shiloh Lutheran Church. Hal graduated from Lewis-Cass High School in 1966 and went on to study Industrial Management at Purdue University, graduating in 1971. 

While at Purdue, Hal was a member of Theta Chi fraternity and spent time out of the classroom using his musical talents for piano and drums in different bands and accompanying the Tarkington Glee Club. Later, Hal also played piano for services at Parkersburg Christian Church.

While at Purdue, he met the love of his life, Cheryl (Rohn). They married on Jan. 23, 1971, celebrating 50 wonderful years of marriage earlier this year. 

Hal started his career with American Brands and then spent 35-plus years working for RR Donnelley as a customer service representative and a supervisor. 

In retirement, Hal spent time traveling and continuing his passions of spending time with family, cooking, canning, gardening and cheering on Purdue sports. Hal never missed a Purdue home football game for 49 years. You could always find him tailgating and cheering on the Boilermaker football and basketball teams. 

Hal was a strong, kind and supportive husband and father. He loved his family and one of his greatest accomplishments was becoming a father to his children, Ashley and Alex. His favorite role, however, was becoming a grandfather. He fiercely loved Raylan and was lovingly known as “Pop” or “Poppa Hal.”

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Phillip Marshall; sister-in-law Phyllis Marshall; and multiple aunts and uncles.

He is survived by wife Cheryl; daughter Ashley Marshall (and grand-dog, Mackey) of Whitestown; son Alex Marshall (daughter-in-law Brenay and grandson Raylan) of Zionsville; cousin Judy Fitzer of Flora; and other cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Saturday, Oct. 9 from noon until the time of celebration of life service at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations can be made to the John Purdue Club, of which Hal was a member. Please send checks, placing Hal’s name in the memo, to:  The John Purdue Club, Mackey Arena, 900 John R Wooden Drive, West Lafayette, IN  47907.  Online donations may be made by using this link: connect.purdue/edu/inmemoryofhalmarshall, listing Hal’s name in honor/memory of. Please also feel free to make a donation to a charity of your choice. 

Full obituary may be viewed at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Bill Gust Platipodis

Bill Gust Platipodis

Nov. 17, 1950-Sept. 6, 2021

 

Bill Gust Platipodis, 70, of Crawfordville passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at home, while surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Nov. 17, 1950, at Chicago, to the late Gust Platipodis and Carol (Karamesines) Byas.

Bill graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1969 and proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He began his career working with his family at Greek’s Pizzeria, and then ran his own construction business, co-owned and operated Magic Light Neon along with his wife, Kathy and later worked in sales for Young & Company Rock Art and Design. He was a life-long Chicago Bears fan and loved watching his uncle, Chris Karamesines, “The Golden Greek,” race Top Fuel dragsters. He showed his creativity and love for people in finding, making and restoring beautiful and unique gifts for them. Bill’s generous heart, fun-loving spirit and larger-than-life smile and laughter will truly be missed.

On Feb. 10, 1989, he married the love of his life, Kathy Vice, who survives.

He is also survived by daughter Jill; sons, Christopher (Heather), Jason and Jeffrey (Katie) and daughter Jessica (Josh) Ruge; step-children, Reid (Rebecca) Snellenbarger, Tona (Brian) Gardner and Katie (Derek) DeKerlegand; 20 grandchildren; brothers, Russell (Kelly) Byas and Jimmy (Eva) Byas; sister Diane (John) Yavor; sister-in-law Janet (Steve) Hallett; nieces, Amy Yavor, Jenny Jones, Jamie (Phillip) Porter and Jill (Greg) Dervenis; nephews, Gavin (Jennee) Hallett, Matt Karamesines and Alex Karamesines; and uncle Mike (Kim) Karamesines. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and son Robbie (Clara) Platipodis.

Bill will be inurned at Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso with a private family service.

Memorial donations in his honor can be made to the Salvation Army or the ASPCA.

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

Thomas Burton Strader

Thomas Burton Strader

Oct. 2, 1937-Sept. 10, 2021

 

Thomas Burton Strader, 83, of Roachdale passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Tom was born Oct. 2, 1937, at Indianapolis, to the late William Burton and Bertha Jewell (Kelly) Strader. He married Joyce (Stevens) on April 7, 1956, and she survives.

Tom graduated from George Washington High School and proudly served in the United States Army. Tom joined the Indiana State Police on Aug. 1, 1957 and served the citizens of Indiana as a State Trooper until his retirement Oct. 31, 1992. Not one to sit still, Tom enjoyed a retirement job driving for Thrifty Car Rental. Tom was a longtime member of Harvest Fellowship, the Indiana State Police Alliance and the Greensburg Masonic Lodge #36. He loved caring for his yard, cheering on the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers, and keeping his family on their toes with his practical jokes. Tom will be fondly remembered for his kindness and generosity.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter Julie Baer; brother William Strader; and sister Alta Mae Mahaney.

Survivors include: his wife of 65 years, Joyce (Stevens) Strader; sons, Tom, Todd and Troy Strader and their spouses; son-in-law Joe Baer; sisters, Mary Lou Pearson and Kate Day; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family is grateful to the PMH Squad 1, the Roachdale Volunteer Fire Department and the Roachdale Police Department for their care.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sept. 25 at Harvest Fellowship, 1618 W. C.R. 500S, Crawfordsville, with a celebration of life beginning at 4 p.m. Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Julie Baer Memorial Scholarship, c/o South Madison Community Foundation, 233 S. Main St., Pendleton, IN 46064.

Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

Carl Wayne Dismore

Carl Wayne Dismore

April 25, 1932-Sept. 17, 2021

 

Carl Wayne Dismore, 89, of Veedersburg passed away peacefully at his residence Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, with his family at his side.

Carl was born April 25, 1932, at Pine Village, the son of Francis Elmo and Minnie Lucille (Hopkins) Dismore. He married the love of his life, Catherine Perry, on July 31, 1959. Together they built a beautiful life raising their daughters, traveling and making many memories. Later in life, they earned the title of The World’s Best Grandparents, as they attended every event, had numerous sleepovers, traveled the country, and became an extra set of parents for their grandchildren. Carl and Catherine were married for 54 years.

Catherine preceded him in death Aug. 4, 2013. He also is preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law Ida Mae (Bud) Hershberger; daughter Cathy (Walton) Sanders; and son-in-law Jay Dark.

Surviving family include: daughter Carla Newnum, Veedersburg; brother Lee Roy (Shirley) Dismore, Veedersburg; five grandchildren, Brittany (Michael) Burns, St. Augustine, Florida, Doug (Lana) Walton, Veedersburg, Candace Dark, Columbus, Ohio, Clarissa Allen, Avon and Reuben (Hali) Dark, Kingman; 12 great-grandchildren, Noah, Paige and Addison Burns; Kenli Walton; Marshall and Brooks Allen; Ruby, Rosy, Rory, Rooksten, Ridge and Ralsten Dark.

Carl graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1951. He served his country in the US Navy 1952-1956 during the Korean War, on board the USS Hector and the USS Ajax; he was also stationed in Kodiak Alaska. He served in the US Navy reserves 1956-1960. He was a HAMM radio operator from his years in the Navy. He was employed by Wabash Valley Telephone Service in 1956; he worked for the telephone company for a total of 34 years, being plant manager in Frankfort 1971-1973; retiring from AT&T in 1990.

Carl was a member of the Sterling Christian Church, American Legion Post #288, Moose Lodge of Frankfort, NRA Organization and many hunting groups. Carl raised and hunted coondogs and beagles for 75 years. August 15 was always a special day for him as squirrel hunting season opened. He also enjoyed deer hunting in Montana, pheasant and quail hunting in South Dakota and fishing trips to Canada. He was also a regular at his favorite restaurant, The Beef House, for 57 years. Bob and Bonnie Wright, Mary Deck, Phyllis Bowling, Allison Acorn and Alice Stonebraker held a special place in his heart and his life. His other hobbies included traveling, reloading ammunition, being outdoors, watching Westerns, eating ice cream and spending precious time with family and friends.

Carl will be missed by many but it’s comforting to look back on his life and know it was one filled with success, great friendships, so much love, and enough beautiful memories to treasure until we can see him again.

Private family funeral service will be held at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg, with burial at Kingman Fraternal Cemetery, with military honors provided by the US Navy and American Legion Post #288.

Memorial contributions to Sterling Christian Church or the Southeast Fountain Community Foundation. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

Susan Mary Franz

Susan Mary Franz

JANUARY 25, 1948 – SEPTEMBER 12, 2021

 

Susan Mary Franz, age 73, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Susan was born January 25, 1948.

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

Robert Schlegel

Robert Schlegel

May 11, 1931 - September 14, 2021

 

Robert “Bob” Schlegel, 90, of Carbon, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Gibson Family Center For Hospice Care, in Terre Haute with his loving family by his side.

He was born on May 11, 1931, in Clay City, Indiana, the son of Orville and Mary Schlegel. He married Beryl Phillips on June 25, 1955 and together they shared 54 years of marriage until her passing on April 23, 2010.

Bob served his country honorably, during the Korean War, in the United States Army Infantry. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1127. As a civilian he worked for IBM until the company closed and he retired in 1987. During his many years of retirement Bob loved to keep busy, by planning, planting, and attending to his produce gardens. He loved to have people visit and enjoy his garden with him. Bob especially enjoyed growing corn, pumpkins, and strawberries.

Bob treasured his family, but you did not have to be a blood relative to be family to him. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

Bob was proud to be a Brazil Elk’s member for 51 years. He enjoyed visiting and playing cards with his Elk’s brothers and sisters who won’t have to worry about being “Schlegeled” anymore.

He loved his family and his grandchildren brought him great joy. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents Orville and Mary Schlegel, his wife Beryl, a brother Jerry Schlegel, in-laws: Richard McDonald, Pam and Pete Keller, and Carol Phillips.

Survivors include his son Tony Schlegel and wife Sabrina of Carbon; his daughter Gail Schlegel of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; grandchildren: Brittany Schlegel and Cody Schlegel; great-grandchild Zoey Percival; siblings: Arthur (Hope) Schlegel of Florida, Phyllis Kincaid (Doyle) of Florida; in-laws Jean Lambermont (Bill) of Brazil, Terry Phillips (Shirley) of Virginia, Garth Phillips of Nevada, Kay McDonald of Brazil, and Janey Schlegel of Indianapolis; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

Graveside services will be at Clearview Cemetery on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 2:00pm with military services provided by the VFW, American Legion, as well as members of the United States Army.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association https://www.diabetes.org or the American Cancer Society https://www.cancer.org in his memory.

French Funeral Home, in Brazil, has been entrusted with his care.

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

HARVEY E SHOCKLEY

HARVEY E SHOCKLEY

JUNE 26, 1935 – SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

 

Harvey E. Shockley, age 86, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021. Harvey was born June 26, 1935 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Per Harvey's wishes, cremation has been chosen. Private family services will be held at a later date.

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

Warner 'Dean' Little

Warner ‘Dean’ Little

Feb. 9, 1932-Sept. 10, 2021

 

Warner “Dean” Little, 89, of Bloomingdale passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at home, while surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Feb. 9, 1932, at Howard, Indiana, to the late Kelly Earl and Opal Norene (Marshall) Little.

Dean graduated from Tangier High School in 1950 and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. On Oct. 21, 1961, he married the love of his life, Beverly Sue Hutson, who survives. He worked at Olin/Flexel in Covington for 40 years as an inspector and in the lab. He had a great love for baseball, was a pitcher and played on several baseball leagues and pitched several no hitters. He enjoyed golfing, gardening and loved attending the grandkids sports games.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bev; four children, Douglas Dean Little, Ramona Sue (Dan) Woods, Lisa (Gene) Daugherty and Kathy Little-Phillips; sister Lila (Rich) Crum-Ritz; nine grandchildren, Phil (Ally) Woods, Ben (Michaela) Woods, Jeff (Elizabeth) Woods, Cortney (Ken) Riley, Miranda (David) Waltrip, Carmen (Josh) Stevens, Ian Daugherty, Travis (Ashley) Little and Ashley Little; 13 great-grandchildren, Eliza, Gemma, Casen, Jaxson, Griffin, Nash, Isabella, Jossi, Javier, Alexander, Zoey, Aleyah, and RyAnna; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joe Little and Kelly Lee Little; and three sisters, Norma Cruse, LaVeta Millikan and Linda Collings.

Visitation  is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at the funeral home, with Pastors Loren Stephens and Doug Newnum officiating. The service will be recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Rush Creek Cemetery with military honors.

Memorial donations may be given to Prairie Creek Baptist Church, c/o Irene Norman, 3304 S. Meridian Road, Kingman, IN 47952.

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

Helen Louise Herron Rutledge

Helen Louise Herron Rutledge

Oct. 22, 1931-Sept. 12, 2021

 

Helen Louise Herron Rutledge, 89, formerly of Mellott, passed away at 2:28 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Carle Hospital, Urbana, Illinos, following a lengthy illness. Helen had been residing with her daughter in Savoy, Illinois, the past several years. 

Helen was born Oct. 22, 1931, at Crawfordsville, daughter of the late Earl Franklin and Cora Cleo Coon Herron. She married Robert Wayne Rutledge on April 2, 1950, in Liberty Chapel Church. He preceded her in death Sept. 4, 2002.

Helen was a graduate of Waynetown High School and assisted her husband on the farm near Mellott for 52 years. She was a 50-year member of the Mellott Community Church where she was active in the Ladies Guild and sewing group. She had served as janitor and church treasurer for many years. She enjoyed serving as “crafts supervisor” for VBS. Helen’s family was very important to her. She enjoyed floral arranging, baking, sewing and crafts. 

Surviving are: two daughters, Yvonne (Dale) Reed of Savoy, Illinois and Nadine (Lamar) Miller of Arthur, Illinois;  grandchildren, Carmen Reed (Dan) Eldridge of Homer, Illinois, Mindy Reed of Savoy, Illinois, Ryan Miller of Decatur, Illinois and Natalie Miller (Jory) Borntreger of Arthur, Illinois; great-grandchildren, Kailee, Jordan, Nathan, Chelesea and Emma Eldridge and Kollin Borntreger; and brothers, William Herron of Indianapolis and Jack Herron of Crawfordsville. 

She was preceded in death by her parents;, husband; two sons, John A. and David E. Rutledge; sisters, Ruby Ralston, Mary Abston and Jane Whipple; and brother Charles A. Herron.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, with funeral services following at 1 p.m. at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Lamar Miller and Lori Kerr will officiate. Burial will follow at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be be directed to Mellott Community Church, P.O. Box 202, Mellott, IN 47958 or American Cancer Society.

To sign the guestbook or share a memorial, visit us at www.familyandfriendsfh.com.

Rick Hodges

Rick Hodges

Sept. 5, 1958-Sept. 12, 2021

 

Rick Hodges of Crawfordsville passed away suddenly on Sunday night, Sept. 12, 2021, at home. He was 63.

Rick worked at Lakeside (formerly RR Donnelley) for the past 12 years and retired last Thursday. He was a graduate of Crawfordsville High School. He enjoyed golf, softball and collecting things, particularly if they involved Elvis since he was a huge Elvis fan.

Born Sept. 5, 1958 in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Donald Hodges and Ruth Webb Hodges. He married Susan Lemon Hodges in 2006. She survives.

Surviving family includes: wife Susan Hodges; four step-children, Heather (Kevin) Strickland of Lake Holiday, Nicole (Mason) Morrison, Robert (Tara) McKinney and J.B. McKinney Jr., all of Crawfordsville; four children he adopted, Logan McKinney, Courtney McKinney, Ollie McKinney and Ethan McKinney, all at home; three brothers, Randy Hodges, David (Chris) Hodges and Larry Hodges; five sisters, Brenda Taylor, Nola (Tim) Lee, Trixie (Steve) Conkright, Reva (Tony) Spohr and Shelley Hodges; father-in-law Ray Lemon; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, Donald and Ruth Hodges; three brothers, Kenneth Mason, Richard Hodges and Herman Hodges; three sisters, Jackie Mason, Trudy Hodges and Sheron Mefford; three brothers-in-law, Mark Mefford, John Nearon and Donnie Taylor; and mother-in-law, Betty Newkirk.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, led by Pastor David Finch, after which he will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

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

Wayne Edward Kessler

Wayne Edward Kessler

Oct. 19, 1930-Sept. 11, 2021

 

Wayne Edward Kessler, 90, of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

He was born Oct. 19, 1930, at Culver Hospital in Crawfordsville, to Clayton and Louise (Gohl) Kessler.

He was a lifetime farmer raising grain and livestock with the assistance of his wife and family members in the Whitesville Neighborhood of Montgomery County. He was educated at the Whitesville Grade School and Crawfordsville High School where he graduated in 1948. After attending Purdue University and pledging Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity he started his farming career with his father who had suffered a severe injury and failing health.

He married MariAnn Houston in 1950 and celebrated 65 years of marriage until her death Jan. 28, 2016.

Being drafted, he served two years in the Army and after training at the Fort Benjamin Harrison Adjutant General School, he was stationed in Germany as a personnel specialist. He then resumed his farming career in 1956.

He served his community with memberships and holding offices in the Whitesville Church, South Montgomery School Corporation, Montgomery County Council (12 years), Lincoln Savings Bank (24 years), Farm Bureau Co-op, Soil and Water Conservation District and Sugar Creek Kiwanis. In his retirement years, he served as a volunteer in the FISH organization and as a hospital Red Coat, and with Meals on Wheels. He especially enjoyed the fellowship and the spirited competition that he experienced as a member of the Wabash College Tennis Club and for the last 20 years he looked forward to the annual family gathering at the Marriott Grande Ocean Resort on Hilton Head Island for a week in July.

He is survived by his children, Toni Michele (David) Newgent, Jini Charisse Kessler and Mark Wayne Kessler; grandchildren, Jill (Oppy) Kessler, Kylene (Dwayne) Simpson, Kyle (Mallory) Kessler and Elizabeth Norris; and great-grandchildren, Clayton, Claire, Carter and Colby Kessler, Ryder Kessler and Malcom Simpson.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; grandson Steven Scott Kessler; and his two younger brothers, Evan and Milton.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life at a later date. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.

Memorial donations may be given to the Whitesville Christian Church,
3603 S. Ladoga Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Kenneth Ray Crowe Sr.

Kenneth Ray Crowe Sr.

MARCH 22, 1939 – SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

 

Kenneth Ray Crowe Sr., 82, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Born March 22, 1939 in Bardstown, KY, the son of Lucius and Alice (Hutchins) Crowe and a graduate of Campbellsburg High School.

Kenneth retired from Prudential Insurance, where he had worked in marketing and sales. He was a member of the Hannah St. Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Roberta “Bobbie” Crowe; his son, Kenneth R. Crowe Jr; and a sister, Martha Morgan.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Brenda Query Crowe; children, Mark (Julie) Morgan, Dawn Scamihorn, Denise Honaker, Cynthia (David) Puterbaugh, Rachel (Brian) Hopkins, Clayton (Amy) Crowe, & Sarah Crowe; grandchildren, Ashley, McKenna, Donald Jr, Matthew, Nathan, Brittney, Owen, Santana, Chance, Abigail, Wade, Kent, Jacob, Caleb, Brandon, Kenneth R. III, Aubrey, Stockton, Iris, Conner, Tristan, Grant, Gracelin, Brenley, & Noah; step children, Tina (Steve) Pitts & Rob (Sandy) Frazier Jr; two step grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Sharonda Lewis Crowe.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery.

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

James E. Royer

James E. Royer

June 4, 1949 - September 12, 2021

 

James E. Royer, 72, of Sullivan, Indiana, passed away at 5:04 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born June 4, 1949, to Richard and Imogene Royer, who preceded him in death.

Jim spent most of his life working on the family farm and later in life as an over-the-road truck driver for Morris Trucking Corp. He was a kind and caring husband, father and grandfather who took care of his family. He enjoyed watching the grandkids play sports, NASCAR, trips to Disney World and the beach. We will remember him for his sense of humor and twinkling blue eyes.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Beverly (Musgrave) Royer, whom he married Aug. 30, 1969. Survivors also include daughter Jennifer Royer of Indianapolis; son Michael A. Royer and Mary Jo of Sullivan; grandchildren Emma Royer and Evan Royer of Sullivan, and Emery Whitehead of Indianapolis; brother Michael D. Royer and Amy of Birmingham, Alabama; nephews Jack Royer and Will Royer; and extended family.

Beverly would like to express special gratitude to dear friends from high school, who have been a tremendous support system during this difficult time, and the staff of Elara Caring Hospice for their wonderful care and support. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Clay City, Indiana, with Pastor David Tyra officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at lbda.org or the Esophageal Cancer Action Network at ecan.org.

William "Cody" Pennington

William “Cody” Pennington

July 14, 1990 – Sept. 12, 2021

 

William Cody Pennington, age 31, of Quincy, passed away Sept. 12, 2021 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Cody was born July 14,1990 and was introduced to all as William Cody Pennington, the son of Dale Pennington and Pamela Metzger of Gosport, IN.  Cody attended Cloverdale schools and graduated in 2009.  While in high school, he met his wife Kate Chambers.  They were high school sweethearts and married in April of 2018.  Soon after, they added to their family with their daughter Amberlynn and their son William “Carson”.

 His family and friends knew him as kind and full of life, an adventurous young man that was always willing to lend a helping hand at anytime.  Cody formed many strong friendships over the years, and they considered each other brothers, more than just friends.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and 4-wheeling, socializing and working on projects with his “brothers”. His friends nicknamed him “Lunchbox” or “Box” for short, in grade school, and it has stuck till this day.   

 Cody is preceded in death by his mother, Pamela Metzger.  He is survived by his wife Kate Chambers Pennington; son William “Carson” Pennington; daughter Amberlynn Arand; father Dale Pennington; brother Jeremy (Sarah) Bellmore; sister Michelle (Justin) Sorter; brother-in-law Kyle Chambers; nieces and nephews Keano Bellmore, Kiarra Bellmore, Kaydon Bellmore, Elijah Bellmore, Ean Bellmore, Isaiah Bellmore, Jesse Hilbert, Chyanne Hilbert, Yasmin Sorter; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

 Funeral services for Cody will be at 7:00 pm Friday, September 17, 2021 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until the service time of 7:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Academy, c/o Cody Pennington, 11612 Hwy. 243, Cloverdale, IN 46120, where his children attend school. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

 

“It pains me to admit it, but apparently, I have passed away.

Everyone told me it would happen one day,

but that’s simply not something I wanted to hear, much less experience.

Once again I didn’t get things my way!

That’s been the story of my life all my life.

No buildings named after me; no monuments erected in my honor.

But I DID have the chance to know and love each and every friend,

as well as all my family members.

How much more blessed can a person be?

I’ll leave you with this… please don’t cry because I’m gone;

Instead, be happy that I was here.

(Or maybe you can cry a little bit.  After all, I have passed away).

 

Today I am happy and I am 4 wheeling in the clouds.

Probably a little too fast for comfort, but having a blast!

Love you forever,"

Box

Barbara Jean Payne

Barbara Jean Payne

October 13, 1937 - September 12, 2021

 

Barbara Jean Payne, 83 of Brazil, passed away at her home September 12, 2021. She was born October 13, 1937, in Brazil, IN. the daughter of James W. Lawrence and Margaret (Oberholzer) Lawrence. She graduated from Brazil High School and was the class Valedictorian. On June 9, 1956, she was united in marriage to John ‘Jack’ Payne. Together they raised their three children. They were members of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. In their later years, they attended the Traveres Methodist Church in Florida. During her work career, Barbara was the secretary at Brazil Senior High School for several years, and then later was a legal secretary for Thomas and Thomas Law Firm and Wallace Grosbach Law Firm. Her favorite and most rewarding job was being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to those she loved. Her most treasured moments were those spent with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Shirley Ann (Lawrence) Bell. Survivors include her loving husband of 65 years, John ‘Jack’ Payne; children, John Payne and wife Kimberly Coleman Payne, Mike Payne and wife Veronica Diaz Romero, Kathy Hagy, and husband John; grandchildren, Tyler Payne, Chelsea Payne, John Hagy, Johanna Takara, Kimberly Colarusso, James Payne; great-grandchildren, Savannah, Adelynn, Cooper, Carter, Oliver, and Cora. Barbara also leaves 10 nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Friday, September 17, 2021, at 1:00pm at Union Cemetery with Rev. Ken Coffman officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Barbara L. Stickles

Barbara L. Stickles

March 8, 1931 - September 10, 2021

 

Barbara L. (McBride) Stickles, 90, of Clay City, Indiana passed away on September 10, 2021 while staying at Harrison Crossing Rehabilitation Center in Terre Haute, Indiana. Prior to her recent stay there she resided at Villas of Hollybrook in Brazil, Indiana. Barbara married the late Bob (John Robert) Stickles on October 14, 1950. After Bob’s service in the US Airforce which included many moves and living in a 21 foot Airstream trailer, they established their home on their farm near Clay City. Barbara graduated from Freedom High School and attended (now) Indiana State University studying home economics prior to their marriage. Together they farmed in Southern Clay County their entire lives. In addition to her farm responsibilities of bookkeeping, marketing, field work, and farmer’s wife, Barbara was a substitute teacher and mother. Barbara was involved in the community and served in many leadership roles. Barbara was president of CCHS Band Boosters, Sunday School teacher for both youth and adults, church camp counselor, Farm Bureau Women’s board member at the county and state levels, and member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She also served in many leadership roles in the United Methodist Church at the local, district, and conference levels. A consummate cook and hostess she prepared, or organized, countless meals through the years. It might have been Easter Sunrise breakfast, Thanksgiving dinner for 60, 4-H and Band Booster stand food at the fairs and festivals, funeral dinners, field workers’ meals, or after Clay City basketball game celebrations. Barbara continued sharing her love of cooking with her friends in Tara Woods where she and Bob enjoyed winters in N. Fort Myers. Their “dirty dozen” group played golf, had dinners, and many of their holidays at her table. Barbara and Bob enjoyed their work together and supporting their daughters’ and grandsons’ activities. They traveled extensively with friends. In recent years they participated in the Grasshopper’s Club, a golf group that met at various Indiana locations. This and National Telephone Cooperative meetings and National Farm Bureau, Pork Producers and farm supplier trips were often shared with good friends Cliff and Louise Phillips of Greencastle. The biggest and most long-lived trip was the annual family trip to the Ozarks after the Clay County fair with the Liechty’s, Cooprider’s, and Gerber’s. Barbara was born to Clarence and Vada (Noel) McBride on March 8,1931. They preceded her in death as did brothers Fred McBride (Marilyn), Gary McBride and David McBride. Also preceding her was bonus-grandson John (“Sam”) McDaniel. Barbara is survived by her daughters Debra Van (Mike) of Leesburg, Indiana and Beth Stickles-McDaniel (Dave) of Carmel, Indiana. She is also survived by grandsons Robert “Nome” McBride and John Finch (Haley) great-grandson Tulasi, several bonus grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Pauline McBride and Elaine McBride. Barbara is survived by many nieces and nephews along with their families, including Jim Haas (Linda) of Clay City. Visitation will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East Eighth Street, Clay City, Indiana 47481 on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 11am – 1:00pm. Services will be at the funeral home at 1:00pm with Pastor Brad Hindsley officiating. Burial will follow at Beech Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231. Visit schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com to leave a message for the family or light a candle in Barbara’s memory.

Troy Oliver Cope

Troy Oliver Cope

June 12, 1964-Sept. 6, 2021

 

Troy Oliver Cope, 57, went to be with the Lord at 10:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, surrounded by his loving family at home after a short battle with cancer.

Troy was born June 12, 1964, at Lafayette, to Robert L. and Connie Kay (Freeman) Cope. He graduated in 1982 from North Montgomery High School. After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served five years.

After leaving the military, Troy spent 21 years working at Temple Inland. He went on to work for Flutes Incorporated where he was employed from 2011 to the present.

Troy is survived by his parents; his wife of 29 years, Crystal (Williams) Cope; four children, Trisha Cope, Tiffany (Matt) Clark, Shelby (Kyle) Burger and Lucas Cope; five grandchildren, Raelyn, Caden, LJ, Olivia and Emersyn; brother Bobby (Kertrena) Cope; and sister Lisa (Terry) Cooksey.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Cindy Rauch.

Troy was a devoted husband, a rock star dad and a fun-loving Papa. He knew how to light up a room and never knew a stranger. When he wasn’t spending time with his family, he enjoyed watching racing and other sporting events. He also loved making memories with his family at the beach. Family was everything to him.

Cremation was chosen along with a celebration of life. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at Whitesville Christian Church, with a service to follow at 7 p.m. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with Troy’s arrangements.

You are invited to visit www.serviesmorgan.com where you may leave an online condolence for the family.

Joan Kay Hutcheson

Joan Kay Hutcheson

Nov. 8, 1933-Sept. 10, 2021

 

Joan Kay Hutcheson of Crawfordsville passed away Friday morning, Sept. 10, 2021, at Life’s Journey of Avon. She was 87.

Mrs. Hutcheson was a member of First United Methodist Church since 1957. She worked at Elston Bank for many years. She was a 1951 graduate of Reelsville High School.

Born Nov. 8, 1933, at Cloverdale, she was the daughter of Glen Franklin Williams and Mary Hazel Thomas Williams. She married James E. Hutcheson on Feb. 9, 1951, at Brazil. He passed away Jan. 30, 2016.

Surviving family includes: son Mark Hutcheson (Rosemarie) of Crawfordsville; brother, Michael Williams (Linda); sister-in-law Virginia Williams; five grandchildren, Mason (Kimberly), Hilarie (Vadim), Seth, Connor and Clay; and seven great-grandchildren, Daelan, Alina, Daria, Samara, Adalynn, Keegan, and Daniel.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother Franklin Williams; and daughter Glenna McBee.

There will not be any public visitation or service. A private service will be held Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Oak Hill Mausoleum. The family asks those in attendance to please wear a mask. Burkhart Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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

Helen Louise Herron Rutledge

Helen Louise Herron Rutledge

Sept. 12, 2021

 

Helen Louise Herron Rutledge, 89, formerly of Mellott, passed away at 2:28 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Carle Hospital, Urbana, Illinois, following a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Stephen E. Schoffstall Jr.

Stephen E. Schoffstall Jr.

Feb. 7, 1973-Sept. 7, 2021

 

Stephen E. Schoffstall Jr., 48, of Linden passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, in St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette.

He was born Feb. 7, 1973, at Paris, Illinois, to Stephen Schoffstall and Candice Elkins Schoffstall.

Stephen attended Crosspoint Fellowship Church in Crawfordsville.  He liked to fish and loved to read and watch the History Channel.  He was a gentle soul who was wise beyond his years.

Stephen is survived by his parents, Stephen and Candice Schoffstall, as well as his fiancé’ and love of his life Debbie Wright.  He is also survived by his children, Stephen Schoffstall (Keli), Gunnar Schoffstall, Arianna Wright, Brooklynn Schoffstall and Jack Dunn, and by his grandchildren; Maelea Schoffstall, Emma Schoffstall, Nadalee Pegg and Mazakeen Kai Skinner. 

He also leaves behind sister Diana Murphy and three nephews, Logan Murphy, Nathan Murphy and Blake Bass. 

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jim and Beverly Elkins; his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Buchanan; two aunts, Laura Shattuck and Betty Sollars; and his infant twins.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. Third St., West Terre Haute, with Pastor Chris Cregger officiating. Burial will follow in New Vermillion Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service in the funeral home.

Online condolences can be left at www.fitzpatrickfunerals.com.

Barbara Wanda Allen

Barbara Wanda Allen

Feb. 2, 1931-Sept. 12, 2021

 

Barbara Wanda Allen of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday morning at Whitlock Place. She was 90.

Mrs. Allen liked helping others and leading Bible study at Whitlock.  She was a member of First Baptist Church and had recently been attending Prairie Creek Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Waynetown High School.

Born Feb. 2, 1931, at Opdyke, Illinois, she was the daughter of Harry Dale and Irene Williams. She married George C. Allen Jr. on Oct. 9, 1949, at Waynetown. He passed away Oct. 31, 2018.

Surviving family includes: daughter Vickie Minkler of Las Vegas, Nevada; son Mike Allen (Kristy) of Bakersfield, California; six grandchildren, Jennifer Glather (Denny), Philip Allen (Valerie), Gretchen Knaggs (Jason), Sally Meeks (Scott), Kristin Standage (Steve) and Kendra Harris (Jacob); 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Joan Eads and Carolyn Wright.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sister Patricia Stephens.

There will not be a public visitation. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, led by Pastor Loren Stephens. Burkhart Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in her memory be directed to Prairie Creek Baptist Church, 3304 S. Meridian Road, Kingman, IN 47952. 

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

James Osler 'Jim' Curtis

James Osler ‘Jim’ Curtis

June 28, 1937-Sept. 11, 2021

 

James Osler “Jim” Curtis, 84, of rural Veedersburg passed away at 2:27 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at his residence.

Jim was born June 28, 1937, at Middlebrook, Arkansas, the son of Grady Seefus and Cassie Jane (Roberts) Curtis. He married Frances L. Sanders on Oct. 13, 1963.

Mildred Louise Isenberg Wise

Mildred Louise Isenberg Wise

March 10, 1931-Sept. 12, 2021

 

Mildred Louise Isenberg Wise, a lifelong resident of Crawfordsville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at the age of 90.

Born March 10, 1931, at Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of William Harold Isenberg and Roma E. Bundy Isenberg, both preceded her in death. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1949. Mildred married Robert W. VanCleave Sr. and Raymond A. Wise. Both preceded her in death.

Mildred was a member of the Smartsburg Christian Church, Ladies Aid and Order or Eastern Star. She enjoyed 4-H, volleyball, softball, bowling and watching her children and grandchildren play sports. Mildred was employed by Montgomery Ward, Dekalb and Davidson’s Greenhouse.

Surviving family members include: five children, David A. VanCleave of Crawfordsville, Robert W. VanCleave Jr. of Crawfordsville, Deborah A. (John) Higgins of Crawfordsville, Constance S. (David) Hasty of Rocky Face, Georgia and Steven H. (Tami) VanCleave of Pendleton; 14 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Mildred was preceded in death by three brothers, Roger Isenberg, Lloyd Isenberg and Donald Isenberg; sister Betty Isenberg; granddaughter DeAnna VanCleave Garcia; two great-great-grandsons, Braeden and Caydin Kirts; great-great-granddaughter Katy Benge; and nephew Lloyd Isenberg Jr.

Visitation will be from 10a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Burkhart Funeral Home. Eastern Star services will begin at 1 p.m., followed by funeral services. After the service, she will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mildred Wise can be made to the Smartsburg Christian Church, 434 N. C.R. 400E, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Marilyn R. Broyles

Marilyn R. Broyles

January 23, 1951 ~ September 10, 2021

 

Marilyn R. Broyles, age 70 of Gosport, went to be with the Lord September, 10th, 2021.  She was born in Indianapolis January 23rd, 1951 to the late Ernest and Hazel (Ault)Justice.  She married Ron Broyles December 29th, 2006 and he preceded her in death July 14th, 2016.  She was devoted to the Lord and was a member of the Cloverdale Nazarene Church, and was attending Greencastle Holiness.  She was also a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

                She is survived by her sister Sharon(Roger) Fish, and sister in-law Lois Justice. Also, several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her first husband Duane Sharp, and her daughter Nedra M. Sharp, and brother Daniel Justice and several of her siblings.

                Services will be held Wednesday, September 15th at 12:00 noon, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be from 10:00am until service time.  Burial will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Flora, IN.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Margie (Price) Larkin

Margie (Price) Larkin

January 16, 1945 ~ September 11, 2021

 

Margie Larkin, age 76 of Cloverdale passed away September 11th, 2021.

She was born in Cincinnati, OH January 16th, 1945 to the late Ernst and Violet (Meazel) Price.

Margie married Don Larkin September 18th, 1966 and he survives.

Margie was clerk at the Cloverdale Drugs for 20 years, two of her favorite places to spend time were nature areas and casinos, but her true love was being in the Smoky Mountains.

In addition to her husband Don Larkin, she is survived by her son Jeff Larkin; sister Pam Kremm of Panama City, FL; brother Don (Joyce) Price of Newberry, Fl.

She is preceded in death by her sister Delores Simmons.

A Celebration of Life for Margie will be held from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Saturday September 18th, 2021 (on her 55th, wedding anniversary) at the Cloverdale American Legion. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Curley Henson

Curley Henson

October 13, 1949 ~ September 12, 2021

 

Curley Henson, age 71 of Lafayette went to be with the Lord September 12th, 2021.

He was born October 13th, 1949 to the late Kenneth and Vivian (Wilcox) Henson.

He is survived by his siblings Barbara Henson, Keith Henson, and Marvin Henson and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside Services for Curley will be held Thursday, September 16th, 2021 at 12:00pm, Cloverdale Cemetery, Cloverdale, IN. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Jean Hunter Beilby

Jean Hunter Beilby

SEPTEMBER 12, 1942 – SEPTEMBER 12, 2021

 

Jean Hunter Beilby, 79, of Greencastle, passed away on September 12, 2021, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

Jean was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia on September 12, 1942, the daughter of Douglass Gordon and Alice Rouzie Gouldman Jr., and was a graduate of James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Mrs. Beilby was a member of Soul Harvest Church in Cloverdale, and was a member of several Quilting Clubs. She owned and operated Jean’s Crafts for many years. Jean was an avid quilter, and won many awards for her work.

Survivors include her husband of fourteen years, Duke Beilby; three children, Kathy Dixon, (Tim), Chesterfield, Virginia; Corinna Sims, (Jerry), Hague, Virginia, and Hunter Parrish, Lousia, Virginia; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Douglass Gordon Gouldman III.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Matthew Nichols officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.

Nancy Jane Bray

Nancy Jane Bray

APRIL 8, 1960 – SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

 

Nancy Jane Bray, 61, of Greencastle passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Nancy was born in Greencastle on April 8, 1960, the daughter of Bill and Teletha (Overshiner) Pettit, and attended Greencastle High School.

Mrs. Bray worked for 15 years with Walmart.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Jeff Bray; four daughters, Keesha Sebanc, (Michael), Ashley Gulley, (husband-Cory), Jenelle Wheeler, (Damian), and Kori Bray; a brother, Bill Pettit, (Jana), two sisters, Tammy Morlan, and Carrie Myers; seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Missy Chadd.

At her request a cremation will take place. The family will plan a memorial service at a later date.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.

Margaret Ann (Love) Simonson

Margaret Ann (Love) Simonson

October 6, 1931 - September 9, 2021

 

Margaret Ann (Love) Simonson, 89, lifelong resident of Clay County, Indiana, passed away peacefully in her home on September 9, 2021 surrounded by loving family.

Margaret Ann was born on October 6, 1931, in Knightsville, Indiana, the daughter of William and Mary E. (Wallace) Love. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1949 and then took banking courses for the following two years. She married Robert R. Simonson on December 29, 1950. Margaret Ann worked her entire life in Brazil, Indiana. She began her banking career at Pell’s Sentinel Savings and Loan which later became First Federal Savings and Loan where she served as President for thirteen years prior to beginning as Executive Vice President at Riddell National Bank. She retired in 2000 after many dedicated years of service. She remained a member of the Riddell National Bank Board of Directors until 2019.

Margaret Ann loved her family and especially treasured the many family gatherings through the years. Some of her very favorite times were when she and her brothers, sister, and family members of all ages gathered around the dining table to enjoy the most delicious homemade food ever, and shared stories of childhood memories while growing up in such loving yet poor conditions while always making the best of what life brought along the way.

Margaret Ann seemed to think that no matter where she may have been, it was always her duty to make sure that everything was done just right and to meet her expectations and approval while teaching, guiding, and directing anyone needing her help. She took great pride in assuring that everyone was behaving properly and being respectful of themselves and each other. From a very young age, Margaret Ann proudly reigned as “The Queen” in her family (and elsewhere, too) and all who knew and loved her throughout her life always devotedly honored her with gratitude and love for the privilege of doing so!

Margaret Ann had a heart full of kindness, care, compassion, and love for everyone she met regardless of their place in life. Her sincerity and interest in the well-being of others allowed her to share many treasured and lifelong friendships that brought her great joy through the years. She faithfully and graciously loved her friends as if they were her family. Her friends knew that she loved them and they always expressed their gratitude to her for the treasured friendships and love they shared together.

Margaret Ann’s ever-present grace, gratitude, inner and outer beauty, elegance, strength, hard work, and dedication inspired all and especially women to aspire to greater heights in life by setting goals and working hard to achieve them without allowing anyone or anything to get in their way. She was an outstanding example of the results of determination and dedication to what was most important in life: speaking up and always doing the right things for the right reasons, helping others no matter what their “place” in life may be, and always, always, always being thankful for life’s abundant blessings all along the way.

Margaret Ann will be greatly missed by all who admired, treasured, and loved her so very, very much and by those blessed to be so graciously loved by her.

Margaret Ann had attended the Brazil First United Methodist Church and Ebenezer Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents William and Mary Love, her husband Robert Simonson; and her brothers: Lester Love in infancy, Donald Love, David Love, Thomas Love, Warren L. Love, William Love, James E. Love, Melvin D. “Jack” Love, sister Mildred Calista Love Chaney, and several nieces and nephews.

Margaret Ann is survived by nieces Sharon Love Nauert (John) and Joyce Love Richard, Indianapolis, Indiana; Darla Love Laymon (Norman), Sterling Heights, Michigan; Rena Valentine, Plainfield, Indiana; Nina Love, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Mary Hyatt, Center Point, Indiana; Roberta Turner (Brian), Canberra, Australia; and Janet Love Trout (Sam), Brazil, Indiana; Sherri Simonson (Melbourne, Florida); and nephews David William Love, Brazil, Indiana; and Keith Simonson, Terre Haute, Indiana. Margaret Ann is survived by several great nieces and nephews and many treasured, faithful, and loving friends. With gratitude and love, Margaret Ann was able to remain in her own home because of the wonderful care she received from Tonya Hatton and Robin Timberman, her faithful and devoted caregivers.

Visitation will be on Sunday, September 12, 2021 from noon until 2:00pm at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834. Services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in Margaret Ann’s memory.

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

Edward C. Sieferman

Edward C. Sieferman

Oct. 18, 1938-Sept. 8, 2021

 

Edward C. Sieferman, known to many as “Ed” or “Mike,” age 82, passed away Sept. 8, 2021, surrounded by his family.

He was born Oct. 18, 1938, at Janesville, Wisconsin, to Oscar and Dorothy Sieferman.

Ed was preceded in death by his siblings Oscar, Harry and Dorothy. Ed is survived by a brother, Robert.

Ed graduated from Princeton (Indiana) High School in 1957. Ed and Janet (née Weyer) were married Aug. 25, 1962, at Evansville, Indiana.

Ed and Janet had three children, Edward Michael (Sarah), Laura (Eric Frye) and Eric (Amy). Janet preceded him in death.

Ed retired as a computer programmer in 1994 after 26 years at RR Donnelley & Sons. He then worked at Raybestos for a few more years before retiring for good. He was then able to create lots of wonderful memories with his nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was a huge Chicago Blackhawks fan, and enjoyed attending Indianapolis Racers games with his kids. Bugs Bunny was a source of great joy to Ed. He was very proud of the Bugs Bunny tattoo he received for Father’s Day at age 70! A self-professed “news hound” and Civil War buff, he loved listening to all types of music, with Abba and Neil Diamond his favorites. His greatest joy, besides his wife, children and grandchildren, were his dachshunds. He and Janet got their first dog immediately after getting married and he had at least one dachshund at home the rest of his life.

A funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at St. Bernard’s Church. Visitation will precede the mass from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Internment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Animal Welfare League, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville IN 47933 or mcawl.com.

Hunt & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family and online condolences may be left at www.huntandson.com.

Gary P. Milam

Gary P. Milam

May 21, 1941-Aug. 17, 2021

 

Gary P. Milam, 80, formerly of Crawfordsville, died Aug. 17, 2021, in Carmel. He was born May 21, 1941, at Dayton, Ohio. A memorial service will be observed at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Eric MD Bell Funeral Home and Crematory in Pittsboro. A live webcast of the service will be available on the funeral home Facebook page. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1122 N. Oak Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60707.

Shirley Joan Cain

Shirley Joan Cain

Sept. 9, 2021

 

Shirley Joan Cain, 86, of Veedersburg, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Bickford of Lafayette. Arrangements are pending at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington.

Geraldine A. Smith

Geraldine A. Smith

Dec. 9, 1927-Sept. 10, 2021

 

Geraldine A. Smith died at 2:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

She was born Dec. 9, 1927, on a farm in Ripley Township, to Harry E. and Mary Henrey Hughes. She graduated from Alamo High School in 1945. She was valedictorian of her class. She was a member of Alamo Christian Church and Alamo Eastern Star.

She married Robert L. Smith in 1972, at Mace. He died March 2, 2017.

She retired from RR Donnelley & Sons after 46 years.

Survivors include: sister-in-law Jean Hughes of Hannibal, Missouri; nephew Lee Sprulin; children Beth Sankphill (Steve) of Hannibal, Missouri, and Robert L. Smith Jr., Crawfordsville; two step-grandchildren, Bobby and Leann; cousin Diana Smith of Waveland; sister-in-law Betty Derringer (Jim); and great-grandson Jason.

She was preceded in death by daughter-in-law Susan Smith; brother Harry Hughes Jr.; three aunts; and several cousins.

Marvin L. Spear Jr.

Marvin L. Spear Jr.

Sept. 7, 2021

 

Marvin L. Spear Jr., 53, of New Richmond/Elmdale, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at  Franciscan Health Hospital Greenwood.

He was born in Beech Grove, son of Marvin Spear Sr. and Donna Louise Sosbe Spear. He married Cary Brown in Crawfordsville on July 17, 2017. She survives.

Marvin was a 1984 graduate of Greenwood High School and raised in the Baptist faith. He was employed as a machinist in Indianapolis, until complications from his kidney transplant prevented him from working full-time. He had worked part-time as a caseworker for ASI as well as caregiver for his wife.   

Marvin was a very kind-hearted and helpful person. He was always willing to help someone and would give the shirt off his back if someone was in need. He was a loving son and brother. He loved to hunt/fish, work on cars and guns. 

Surviving are: wife Carey Brown Spear of Elmdale; mother Donna Sosbe Spear of Texas; father Marvin (Cindy) Spear Sr. of New Richmond; step-son Kelton Jackson; sisters, Tammy (William) Streib of New Whiteland and Laurina Rumbaugh of Hutto, Texas; step-sisters, Lori (Greer) Jordan of Attica and Amanda (Josh) Anderson of Greenfield; special aunt and uncle, Diana (Tracy) Hutton of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, with funeral services following at 1 p.m., with Pastor Chris Hortin officiating, at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Burial will follow in New Richmond Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to American Kidney Foundation. Family requests quest practice social distancing.

Visit us online at www.familyandfriendsfh.com.

Mary Jean Lochard Harshman

Mary Jean Lochard Harshman

May 4, 1927-Sept. 9, 2021

 

Mary Jean Lochard Harshman, 94, passed away at 1 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville, where she had resided the past several years.

Mary was born in Montgomery County on May 4, 1927, daughter of the late Francis and Lucille Paddack Lochard. She married Harold E. Harshman in Garfield, March of 1947. He preceded her in death Jan. 17, 1993.

Mary was a 1945 graduate of Linden High School and the Indianapolis Beauty Academy. She operated a beauty shop in her home for 50 years. She enjoyed working so she could keep up with all the ‘locals’ who came through her shop.

Mary had been an active member of the Linden Untied Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star.  She enjoyed playing cards especially euchre and was an avid reader. She and her husband enjoyed wintering in Naples and Frost Proof, Florida,

Surviving are: son Fred (Michelle Stewart) of Linden; three grandchildren, Marc (Bunny) Sutton of Linden, Kelly Sutton of Tennessee and Ashley Hodges of Crawfordsville; and great-grandchildren, Brennen, Kendra and Broden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and daughter Jean.

Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at Linden Cemetery, with Pastor Mike Whitacre officiating. Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate is assisting the family.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Linden Carnegie Library.

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

Connie L. Cooper

Connie L. Cooper

May 19, 1957 ~ August 26, 2021


Connie Leigh Cooper was the daughter of Dale Benson, Jackie Hays and the loving mother to Brandon, Tawny, and Mariah.  After battling Frontotemporal Dementia for over ten years, Connie was finally able to dance her way into heaven and be with the Lord on Thursday, August 26th. Connie was a life long care giver, who always offered her hand to anyone in need. She loved to dance, play music, and to spend every moment with the ones who meant the most to her. She was a devoted follower of Christ and used the Bible as her life's guide.
Memorial Services will be held September, 18th, 2021 at 3:00pm., Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  

Karen Sue "Susie" Vanatti

Karen Sue "Susie" Vanatti

March 23, 1947 - September 8, 2021

 

Karen Sue “Susie” (Danhour) Vanatti, 74, of Brazil, Indiana passed away at her residence on September 8. 2021, where she met her husband William at Heavens Gates.
Karen was born on March 23, 1947, the daughter of David and Margaret Peggy Danhour Day and stepfather Harvey Day.
Karen attended Van Buren High School. She attended the First Baptist Church of Brazil.
Karen was a homemaker, caring for her husband, children, and family. That was so important to her.
In her early years, Karen loved sewing. She enjoyed couponing and stocking her “refund room.
She enjoyed cooking and collecting over 100 cookbooks.” In her free time, Karen loved flowers, gardening, and putting her green thumb to good use. She planted every seed she could, and they always grew! After the passing of her husband of 57 years, she bought a motor home and enjoyed camping with her family and grandkids and beloved dog “Sydnee.”
Karen was preceded in death by her parents, husband William Chester Vanatti, a daughter Tracy Lynn Vanatti in infancy, son; Ken Vanatti and sister; Sharon Stallcop.
Karen is survived by a daughter; Jean Vanatti, and a son; William Eugene Vanatti and wife Cheryl; a daughter in law Holly Halfhill Vanatti, grandchildren; Thomas S. Edington, Tamara Heck (David), William Kirk Vanatti, Fayth Vanatti (Jason), Kraig Vanatti (Melissa), Cody Vanatti (Ciara), Brady Vanatti (Heather), Leia Vanatti, Dillinger Wilkinson; siblings; Joyce Wheeler (Dan), John Danhour (Connie), Curt Danhour (Phyllis), 16 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be held at Lawson-Miller Chapel 1702 East National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Monday, September 13, 2021, from 4-8 P.M. Services will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Doctor Quentin Madden officiating.
Burial will follow at Bee Ridge cemetery.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.

Robert Lee Willen

Robert Lee Willen

April 28, 1955 - September 4, 2021

 

Robert (Bob) Lee Willen, age 66, of Clay City, Indiana (more recently Terre Haute) passed away on September 4, 2021.

Bob was born on April 28, 1955, in Brazil, Indiana, the son of Loy Jr. and Ruth (Baldauf) Willen. He graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1973. Following high school, he attended Indiana State University and attained a degree in food management. He was employed in various locations including Indiana University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and Millikin University.

He loved his friends, quilting, and dogs, especially Sheba.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include two sisters, Barbara Corzine (James) and Beverly Damos (John) and one brother Gary Willen (Kathryn). Nieces and nephews include: Arlena, James (Patsy), and Joseph Corzine; Andrew (Cheryl) Damos and Kreisa (Greg) Duwe; Sarah (Ryan) Kiel, Meredith Willen, and Rebecca (Carl) Martin; along with great-niece Kathryn, and great-nephews Sebastian and Leo Kiel.

Cremation services have been entrusted to Schoppenhorst Funeral Home in Clay City. Burial details are pending.
Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to your local animal shelter.

Robert Charles Lemont Sr.

Robert Charles Lemont Sr.

September 3, 1930 - September 7, 2021

 

Robert Charles Lemont Sr., 91, of Brazil, Indiana, crossed the finish line on September 7, 2021 with his family by his side.

Bob laced up his shoes and started his run through life on September 3, 1930, in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was born the son of Joseph and Amelia (LaLoux) Lemont. He graduated from Gerstmeyer Tech in 1949 where he lettered in track and basketball. He briefly attended Indiana State University before he was drafted into the United States Army in January, 1952. He served during the Korean Conflict with several Terre Hauteans, while their wives remained stateside and formed a lifelong friendship group; their extended families gathering together as recently as August, 2021.

Bob had two trades; his primary job was as a welder at Stran Steel until the plant closed in 1982. While at Stran he spent his 'free' time building homes with his father-in-law Joseph Shake, developing the village of Mansfield. Bob's in-laws, Joe and Esther Shake, operated the General Store in Mansfield. Several of the homes built by them are still in place.

Bob developed a passion for running when he was 40 years old. According to Jimmy Grey, lifelong friend, “...he was running when running wasn't the cool thing. He ran in Converse All Stars because there were not “running” shoes”. He participated in races all over the Midwest, and completed the Boston Marathon in 1982. He was the oldest original member of the Wabash Valley Road Runners Club, and helped organize several local races; his favorite being the Covered Bridge Run in Mansfield, Indiana. In his later years, he traded his running shoes in for bicycling. He rode his final RAIN (Ride Across Indiana) event at the age of 75 years old. He was an active member of Silver Sneakers both in Brazil and Wabash, Indiana. Locally, he was known endearingly as: “The Man, The Myth, The Legend”. He could be seen running anywhere between Mansfield and Terre Haute and might sneak up on a fellow runner without them knowing his presence until the exact moment he wanted them to.

Bob married Mary Jo (Shake) Lemont on January 6, 1951. Together they raised 6 children in Mansfield. The love of his life preceded him in death after 55 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by his son R. Curtis Lemont, his parents Joseph and Amelia Lemont, his brother Paul Lemont, his sister-in-law Margaret Lemont, his brother-in-law Virgil Stedman, his brother-in-law and early running buddy George Ralston and his brother-in-law Joseph Shake Jr.

Bob is survived by his companion of 15 years, Florence Draper of Wabash, Indiana and his children: Robinne Dodd and husband Eddie, Renee Stewart and husband Gary, Robert Charles Lemont Jr., Ryan Lemont, and Chelly Lemont; grandchildren: Belinda Jo Hawkins and husband Kelly, Bruce Hines II and wife Teresa, J.C. Roe, Ashley Dickison, Robert C. “Trey” Lemont III, John Sands, Jacob Sands, and Krislin Lemont; great-grandchildren: Kelly Hawkins Jr., Kloe Hawkins, Haven Morgan, Sydney Hines, Bruce Hines III, Reagann Dickison, Kennedie Dickison, Annie Dickison, Tinsley Lemont, and Ella Mae Lemont; great-great-grandchildren: Brynleigh and Sophie; a sister Amelia Stedman; sisters-in-law Ilene Ralston and Jo Ann Shake; as well as a host of extended family members and friends that were always welcome in the Lemont household. He was a role model to his children teaching them hard work and a gentle touch.

Cremation is scheduled and a Celebration of Bob’s life will take place at the Mansfield Mill / Red Barn Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. His long run influenced many and the family would like to invite friends and relatives to join in our remembrance of his life.

Memorial contributions may be made to the YMCA Strong Kids Program, 225 Kruzan Street, Brazil, Indiana 47834.

French Funeral Home, in Brazil, was entrusted with his care. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.

Henry Alfred Lollar Sr.

Henry Alfred Lollar Sr.

May 11, 1942-Sept. 5, 2021

 

Henry Alfred Lollar Sr., 79, of Crawfordsville passed away at 7:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, at St. Vincent Seton Hospital in Indianapolis, surrounded by his loved ones. He had been diagnosed with cancer in March and had fought a hard battle but it was time to go be with the Lord.

He was born at home on Mother’s Day, May 11, 1942, to Clyde E. and Stella F. (Ray) Lollar, the fifth of 11 children. In 1960, he graduated from Thorntown High School, married Mary Jane Ping, they later divorced, and started his career at RR Donnelley’s. On July 12, 1974, he married Sharon Harlan, who survives. He worked at RR Donnelley’s for 42 years before retiring. He was also the grounds keeper at the Sportmans Club in Crawfordsville. He loved fishing, mushroom hunting, was an avid collector of old thermometers, gas signs and antiques, enjoyed wintering in Florida with Sharon, and enjoyed gator gawking.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharon; three children, Henry Jr. “Hank” Lollar of Crawfordsville, Traci (Pete) Erickson of Thorntown and Molly Pierce of Lafayette; his bonus children, Kim (Jeff) Martin and Jamie Ferrier, both of Crawfordsville, and Jeff Ferrier of Waynetown; nine siblings, Alice Lister, Carol (Mike) Spear, Pam (Pat) McPeak, all of Thorntown, Helen Cook of Jamestown, Tim (Debbie) Lollar, Danny (Debby) Lollar, Cris (Floyd) Groth, Brenda (Bill) Parker, all of Lebanon, and Skeet (Betty) Lollar of Sebring, Florida; nine grandchildren, Lucas, Levi, Sunny, Sara, Ashley, Jenna, Jake, Aubrey Nichole, and Heather; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Nancy Kelley; three nephews, Gary Campbell, Steve Spear and Rex Kelley; two brothers-in-law, James Cook and Francis Lister; and a special friend, Bill Bowles.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Friday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at noon with Pastors Loren Stephens and Donnie Ely officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.

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

Bill Gust Platipodis

Bill Gust Platipodis

Sept. 6, 2021

 

Bill Gust Platipodis, 70, of Crawfordville died Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at home, while surrounded by his loving family. Arrangements are pending at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care in Crawfordsville. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Christopher E. Harris

Christopher E. Harris

Sept. 2, 1998-Sept. 3, 2021

 

Christopher E. Harris of Crawfordsville passed away Friday morning at the age of 23.

Chris served in the Army and received an honorable discharge. He was training to be a police officer. He loved driving and spent time driving a semi but was currently working construction. He enjoyed playing video games and giving the people he loved a hard time.

 

Born Sept. 2, 1998, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Richard Harris and Barbara Caudill Harris. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School.

 

Surviving family includes: parents, Richard and Barbara Harris; two sisters, Jacinda Harris and Morgan Amich; four brothers, Brandon Harris, Jacob Hart, Harlan Harris and Eric Hart; daughter Spencer White; son Thomas Harris; mother of his children, Nevaeh Walbert; and grandmother, Mary Williams.

A gathering to remember Christopher Harris will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at Burkhart Funeral Home, with a service of remembrance at 6 p.m. His ashes will be placed at the Mace Cemetery at a later date.

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

Marvin L. Spear Jr.

Marvin L. Spear Jr.

Sept. 7, 2021

 

Marvin L. Spear Jr., 53, of New Richmond/Elmdale, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, in Franciscan Health Hospital Greenwood. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Mary Patricia 'Pat' Munstenteiger Erickson

Mary Patricia ‘Pat’ Munstenteiger Erickson

June 24, 1930-Aug. 30, 2021

 

Mary Patricia “Pat” Munstenteiger Erickson, 91, passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, at Saunders Senior Living, Uvalde, Texas.

Born June 24, 1930, to Benedict and Isabel (Latour) Munstenteiger of Maple Lake, Minnesota, she was the third of seven children in her family. On Aug. 12, 1950, she married William Martin Erickson of Annandale, Minnesota. To this union four daughters were born: Becky (Duane) Flaagan, Pekin, North Dakota, Cindy (Bob) Arnold, Lake City, Iowa, Jill (David) Asher, Lebanon and Jackie (Daniel) Schlichting, Uvalde, Texas.

From 1953 to 1968 Mary and family lived in Minot, North Dakota, where she was a homemaker, professional seamstress, artist and active in Little Flower Catholic Parish. From 1968 to 1975 the Erickson family lived in Milnor, North Dakota, where Mary continued her interests while her husband Bill was manager of RSR Rural Electric Cooperative. In 1975, Mary and family moved to New Richmond, where Bill became manager of Tipmont REMC in Linden. Together they enjoyed traveling on business trips, visiting family, fishing and ballroom dancing. Upon retirement in 1995 and as their health declined, they soon moved to Lebanon to be with Jill and family. Several years after Bill’s death in 2013, Mary moved to Uvalde, Texas to reside with her daughter Jackie and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bill; sisters, Anabel Jude and Rita Jude; brothers-in-law Greg and Cliff Jude; brothers Joseph, Stephen and James Munstenteiger; sister-in-law Myra Munstenteiger; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Lorraine and Johnny Olson.

She is survived by brother Larry (Janet) Munstenteiger of Maple Lake, Minnesota; sisters-in-law, Kathy Munstenteiger Groen, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mary Bakkan Munstenteiger, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and Gracie Muehring; and brother-in-law Willis Muehring of South Haven, Minnesota; four daughters and sons-in-law; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special care provider Laure Schlichting.

A mass of Christian burial was celebrated Sept. 1 at St. Raymond’s Catholic Church in Leakey, Texas. Burial will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Crawfordsville.

Thomas D. Rhoads

Thomas D. Rhoads

Sept. 5, 1946-Aug. 31, 2021

 

Thomas D. Rhoads of Kingston, Illinois, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, at his home.

He was born Sept. 5, 1946, at Ladoga, son of late Donald and Kathryn (Mercer) Rhoads. Tom married Shelley J. McClellan on June 23, 1968.

He earned his master’s degree at Purdue University in 1970 and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. While at Purdue he made friendships that lasted him a lifetime. Tom’s hobbies were golfing, hunting and fishing, but he was best known for his love of playing cards with family and friends. When he wasn’t playing Poker or Bridge, he would make an occasional trip to the Casino.

Tom was a husband, father and Grampy. He will be fondly remembered as a great supporter. He took extreme pride in his children and grandchildren. He spent many years on the sidelines of fields and courts, but his favorite spot was the sideline of a 4-H fair.

Tom is survived by wife Shelley Rhoads and children, Marisa Robertson (Brandon Robertson), Matthew Rhoads (Jennifer Rhoads) and Melinda Alba (Jose Alba); grandchildren Hana, Abby, Bode, Taylor, Emma, Trevor, Josie, Addie and JT; and brothers and their spouses, David Rhoads (Sheila Rhoads), Dan Rhoads (Karen Rhoads), Keith Rhoads (Melinda Rhoads) and Gale Rhoads (Kathi Rhoads).

His visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Central Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 Dekalb Ave., Sycamore IL 60178.

His burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the DeKalb County 4-H Foundation, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore, IL 60178. Phone 815-895-2833.

To sign the online guest book or share a special memory, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com.

Rosana (Miller) Keffer

Rosana (Miller) Keffer

Nov. 19, 1926-Aug. 7, 2021

 

Rosana (Miller) Keffer passed Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, after a long and love-filled 94 years. She was born in Crawfordsville on Nov. 19, 1926, to Elwood and Mary (Yund) Miller.

She graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1944, and married Reid Keffer of Mace in February of 1946 at her parent’s farm. They began their lives together on a farm in Whitesville, and soon after, in 1957, moved to her farm in Advance, where she lived and raised her family for over 60 years. She loved to create and sew, sharing this gift with family and countless patients at Riley Hospital by making quilts and pillows for them. She was also a proud, four generation 4-H member, and served on the Boone County 4-H Council and Fair Board. She was a member of Mace Methodist Church, and attended Advance Community Christian Church, where she served in many ways and loved to work in the kitchen when called upon.

She is survived by her sister, Martha Witt of Colorado; her children, Daryl (Yvonne) Keffer of Jamestown, Marvin (Linda) Keffer of Birmingham, Alabama, and Anita (Gary) Hardwick of Crawfordsville; four grandchildren, Christina (John) Ball, Greg Keffer (Darin Johnson), Darcy (Kyle) Massey and Amanda Keffer (Chon Cadiz); and three great-grandchildren, Meagan and Jacob Ball and Josslyn Massey.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her late husband, Reid; and her daughter, Marlene.

Cremation was chosen with a graveside service at Mace Community Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m., with Pastor Steve Vitaniemi officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mace Methodist Church or the Advance Community Christian Church in her memory. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.

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

Mavis 'Joan' Sheets-Handley

Mavis ‘Joan’ Sheets-Handley

May 17, 1937-Sept. 7, 2021

 

Mavis “Joan” (Gross) Sheets-Handley, 84, of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at Hickory Creek of Crawfordsville.

She was born May 17, 1937, at Ferndale, Indiana, to the late David Alonzo and Helen Gertrude (Spencer) Gross. 

Joan graduated from Bellmore High School in 1955. On Sept. 30, 1955, she married William F. Sheets Jr. He preceded her in death Feb. 15, 2000. On Oct. 7, 2006, she married Gerald Handley. He preceded her in death March 30, 2017.

She was a member of Liberty Chapel Church, Adult class ladies aide, Near & Far Extension Homemakers Association, Eagles Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary. She loved to cook, can, bake, make candies and take care of her garden. 

She is survived by brother Wallace Gross; many nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Hazel Demoret-Staggs.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, William Sheets Jr.; her second husband, Gerald Handley; her son, Timothy Paul Sheets; her daughter, Linda Sue Hargis; and two brothers, Gerald and Melvin Gross. 

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Monday, Sept. 13 from noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Oak Hill North Cemetery.

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

Mary M Grimes

Mary M Grimes

FEBRUARY 7, 1931 – SEPTEMBER 7, 2021

 

Mary M Grimes, age 90, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Mary was born February 7, 1931 in Greencastle, IN.

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

Paul Milburn Gould Jr.

Paul Milburn Gould Jr.

JUNE 9, 1939 – SEPTEMBER 7, 2021

 

Paul Milburn Gould, Jr. (PJ) passed peacefully on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born June 9, 1939, in Indianapolis to Paul & Mildred Gould.

Paul married the love of his life, Virginia “Ginny” Richards on February 28, 1960. She survives along with their sons, Rodney Paul of Billings, MO, and Mark Allen of Columbia, TN. Grandchildren include Riley, Gracie, and Aiden. Paul is survived by a brother, William Gould (Barbie) a sister, Suzy Schneider (George), several brother and sister-in laws, nieces and nephews.

After graduating Greencastle High School in 1958, Paul worked for Gould’s Market, the family grocery store. He also worked at Colonial Bread Company and IBM. Paul took a military absence from 1962 to 1964 to serve in the US Navy. He was assigned to the USS Bache and was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis. He rejoined IBM in 1964 working in Greencastle until 1972. He and Ginny were the epitome of IBM “I’ve Been Moved.” working for them in Little Rock, AR, Charleston, IL, Mechanicsburg, PA, and Lexington, KY. He retired from IBM in 1993.

Paul and Ginny were charter members of Sherwood Christian Church. He enjoyed woodworking, spending time with family, going to the Gould Reunion, and playing croquet. He taught his sons about fishing, but he left out the part about catching.

No funeral is planned. A celebration of life is being planned.

Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Henry King Kroft

Henry King Kroft

January 24, 1931 ~ August 21, 2021

 

Henry “Hank” King Kroft passed away August 21, 2021 in Camarillo, California.  He was ninety years old.  

Henry was born on January 24, 1931 at his family’s farm in Winamac, Indiana, to Arthur and Jessie 

(Chamberlin) Kroft.  He completed his early education in the one room schoolhouse down the road from 

the farm.  Henry graduated from North Judson High School in 1949.  He attended Purdue University and 

was active in livestock judging and a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity.  He graduated in 1953 with a 

degree in Animal Husbandry.  It was at Purdue that he met his future wife, Marjorie Mae Whitman, of 

Greencastle, Indiana.  He and Marjorie married on January 9, 1954.  Together they raised two daughters, 

Karen and Paula, and were married for 38 years. Marjorie preceded him in death on June 19, 1992.   

Henry married Karen Martin Vanderhoof in November of 1993 and they were married for 26 years.  

Karen preceded him in death on July 19, 2020.   After Karen’s passing, Henry moved to California to live 

with his daughter Paula and her family.   

 

Henry was commissioned into the United States Air Force as a lieutenant in 1953 and served his country 

for over twenty years, ending his military career as a major.   He served in Korea during the Korean War 

as a weapons specialist.  Later he served the country in the Soviet Cold War, specializing in radar with 

responsibility to track Soviet missiles and satellites.  He worked in the Cheyenne Mountain NORAD 

complex while stationed in Colorado Springs and spent a year on a remote assignment in the Aleutian 

Islands, among other adventures.  He was last stationed at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey.  

Henry earned an MBA degree from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and embarked on a second 

career, working for the Georgia State Department of Education in Atlanta, Georgia.   During his time 

working for the state of Georgia, he pursued a master’s degree in public policy.  

Henry was a life-long learner and had a goal of learning something new every day.  He was a passionate 

photographer and enjoyed reading and keeping up on current events, even up to the last few days of his life.  

He was active in the United Methodist Church most of his life.  He was proud of his children and 

grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.   

 

Henry is predeceased by his parents, his sister Susan Kroft Bryhn, and his wives, Marjorie and Karen.  He 

is survived by his daughters, Karen K. Rogan and husband Owen of Edenton, North Carolina, and Paula Hoholick and husband Joseph of Agoura Hills, California and six grandchildren, Patrick Rogan, Kathleen 

Rogan, Leah Hoholick, Maya Hoholick, Peter Hoholick, and Jack Hoholick as well as nieces and nephews.  

Henry will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.   

Services for Henry will be held on September 11, 2021 at 10:30 am, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale, 

Indiana.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 until service time.  Burial will follow at the Cloverdale 

Cemetery.  Condolences may be made at www.WhitakerFuneralHome.net. 

Irene Faye Austin

Irene Faye Austin

OCTOBER 27, 1944 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2021

 

Irene Faye Austin, age 76, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021. Irene was born October 27, 1944.

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

Arthur Earl Roman Jr.

Arthur Earl Roman Jr.

OCTOBER 28, 1945 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2021

 

Arthur Earl Roman, Jr., 75, of Terre Haute, passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on October 28, 1945, in Terre Haute, to Arthur E. and Mary A. (Nokes) Roman.

Arthur is survived by his wife of 8 years, Michele (Hodge) Roman; daughter, Patricia Roman; brothers, Charles Roman and James Smith; sisters, Liz Herman and husband Gary, Mable Roman, Mary Ann Roman, Evelyn Lanning, Jessie Church, and Margaret Roman; step-children, Charles Roman and April Roman; two grandsons, several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce A. Roman in 2006; son, Johnny Roman; brothers, Richard, Ralph, Jerry, and Roy Roman; sister, Susie Foster; and little dogs, Lady and Zoe.

Arthur was a member of Oak Hill Community Church and the Eagles. He drove a truck for Jamax Trucking for over 30 years before his retirement. Arthur enjoyed watching wrestling and fishing in his spare time.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, September 10 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, at the funeral home. Arthur will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Hugh Edwin Glock

Hugh Edwin Glock

APRIL 25, 1938 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2021

 

Hugh Edwin Glock, age 83, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021. Hugh was born April 25, 1938.

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

Gloria Lynn (Carroll) Baldwin

Gloria Lynn (Carroll) Baldwin

June 19, 1957 ~ September 6, 2021

 

Gloria Lynn Baldwin, age 64, of Cloverdale passed away September 6th, 2021.

Born June 19th, 1957 to Jack and Gloria (Hacker) Carroll.

Gloria married Richard Baldwin March 23rd, 1996 and they celebrate 25 years of marriage.

She is survived by her husband Richard; mother Gloria; sons Christopher (Megan), Matthew (Stephanie); sisters Schotzi (Michael), Jackie (Steve), Vickie (James), Connie (Doug), Kathy (Phil); 2 granddaughters Claire and Audrey that she loved very much.

She is preceded in death by her father Jack Carroll, and brother Robert Carroll.

Funeral services for Gloria will be at 2:00 pm Sunday, September 12th, 2021 at Whitaker Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until the service time of 2:00 pm. Burial will follow in Mannan Cemetery for family only.

Online condolences may be sent at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

David M. Davenport

David M. Davenport

Oct. 25, 1945-June 26, 2021

 

Please join us in celebrating the life David M. Davenport 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 3208 S. 18th St., Lafayette, IN 47909.

Albert Charles 'Pete' Noland Jr.

Albert Charles ‘Pete’ Noland Jr.

Dec. 13, 1928-Aug. 26, 2021

 

Albert Charles “Pete” Noland Jr., 92, of Roachdale went to his Heavenly home on the morning of Aug. 26, 2021.

He was born Dec. 13, 1928, at Roachdale, to the late Albert Charles Noland Sr. and Gail Leachman Noland. He married Mary Frances “Toadie” Stewart on the Stewart Family Farm on Oct. 4, 1959. She survives.

Albert graduated from Roachdale High School in 1946 and then attended and graduated from Indiana Barber School. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force for four years, and spent one year in Iceland during the Korean War. After discharge he again began barbering in Roachdale. He had been in business serving the community for 66 1/2 years before retiring in 2002. He was a member of the Roachdale Christian Church for 77 years, where he served as a Sunday School teacher, choir member, deacon and historian. He also was a member of the Roachdale Masonic Lodge #602 F&AM and the Roachdale Puzzle Club. Pete loved good music, traveling, fireworks, history, his family, church and town.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Gail (Gerald) Powell of Zionsville and Sarah (Chris) Schubert of Heritage Lake; six grandchildren, twins Aaron (Jenny) and Andrew (Savannah) Powell, Ann Powell, twins Abigail and Katherine Schubert and James Schubert; brother,Jerry Noland of Newburgh, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Avaline Warmouth and Mary Stafford.

Funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at Roachdale Christian Church, 1 N. Walnut St., Roachdale, with Pastor Phil Barns officiating. He will be laid to rest in Roachdale Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family at the church from 2 p.m. until time of service. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with Pete’s funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers and due to Pete’s special love for fireworks contributions may be made for his Celebration of Life Fireworks Display at dusk on Sept. 11 in Roachdale Cemetery.

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

Elizabeth Bray

Elizabeth Bray

Aug. 1, 1929-Sept. 4, 2021

 

Elizabeth (Brown) Bray, 92, born Aug. 1, 1929, at Wallace, Indiana, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

Preceding her in death were her parents, James E. and H. Edna Brown; her brothers, William and Jimmy; her sisters, Edythe Myers, Jean Snouweart and Cheryl Kay Brown; daughter-in-law Theresa Priest-Bray; and her husband, Donald Bray. 

She married Donald Bray on July 1, 1946. Don and Liz raised two amazing children, Steve (Karen) Bray and Donabeth (Ron) Keeling and taught them to love the Lord. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church.

Liz was wonderful grandmother. She had five grandchildren, Alan (Sandi) Sarjent, Brookanna (Brad) Groves, Steve (Joy) Sarjent, LaCinda (Cale) Stephens and Daniel (Shantera) Keeling. She also had nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. 

She has several niece and nephews. After her sister, Edythe, passed away, she took her niece, Sheila Sowers, under her wing and always had a special place in her heart. 

Also surviving is her sister, Carolyn Hullinger. She loved her siblings. There are many stories about them working together on their family farm. Liz teaching them to work smart and hard. It was always a party full of laughs when the Brown Sisters got together. We know they are rejoicing together in heaven.

The work ethic she learned on the farm carried through into her adult life. She retired from RR Donnelley’s after 43 years. She instilled her work ethic into her children and grandchildren.

She was an avid garage saler. She would scour the newspaper every week for the “good ones” and circle them with her pen and plan her route. Whichever grandkid was with her that weekend had a budget of a whopping dollar and had to learn quickly to bargin with her. If there was a record for attending the most garage sales in a day, she would have won. She attended 36 garage sales in one day and then had open heart surgery the next day.

Liz loved to visit with friends and family over a cup of coffee. Often you would find her at the Snacker, Diggers or anywhere that served coffee. When her grandkids were younger, she had them in tow with her; they learned patience and how to socialize with Grandma Liz and her friends.

She loved to cook and bake. You could always walk into her house and have an amazing meal. She made the best waffles, fried chicken, noodles and award-winning pies.

Liz was a special lady to those who had the honor and privilege to know and love her. She will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 8 with a calling at 11:30 a.m., funeral at 12:30 p.m. at Hunt and Son Funeral Home.

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

Patty Irene Hackett

Patty Irene Hackett

October 12, 1935 - September 3, 2021

 

Patty Irene Hackett, 85, of Brownsburg Indiana passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021, at Brownsburg Meadows. She was born on October 12, 1935, the daughter of Fred E. Yard and Zelda I. (Taylor) Yard.
Patty was a SUPERX Drug Store Clerk and worked in RCA in the record department.
Patty was a 1953 graduate of Brazil High School. She enjoyed reading and crocheting.
She is survived by her daughter; Debbie (Tom) DeRoo, sons; Charlie Hackett, Gregory (Jill) Hackett, grandchildren; Sierra, Jerod, Charlena, Nina, J.D., Ashley, Isaac, Owen, Braxton, great-grandchildren; Kasandra, Arianna, Jade, sisters; Sharon Stearley, Maxine McCulla, several nieces and nephews, and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband; Charles “Charlie” Hackett.
Visitation will be held at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave, Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 12:00 noon.
Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery at a later date.

Danny Duell

Danny Duell

OCTOBER 12, 1941 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2021

 

Danny Michael Duell, 79, of Greencastle passed away on September 4, 2021 at Putnam County Hospital.

Danny was born in Greencastle on September 12, 1941, the son of Jessie C. and Mary L. (Routt) Duell, and was part of the last graduating class of Greencastle High School when it was located downtown in 1959.

Mr. Duell was a former member of Greencastle Jaycees, and a member of the First Greencastle Christian Church where he served as a Deacon. He worked for PSI (now Duke Energy) for 19 years until his retirement in 1996.

Survivors include his wife of over 52 years, Carol Duell; two children, Chris Duell, (wife-Kim), Greencastle, and Susan Duell, Bella Vista, Arkansas; three brothers, Gib Duell, (wife-Janice), Brazil, Jim Duell, (wife-Sherry), Indianapolis; and John Duell, (wife-Nancy), Indianapolis; five grandchildren Kaileigh Brown, (husband-Adam), Alexis Duell, Natasha Mitchell, Jessica Duell, and Nicolai Mitchell; a pending great-grandchild, Baby Brown, due in October; a brother-in-law, David Kieffaber; a sister-in-law, Linda Dixon; several nieces and nephews; and five grandpuppies.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister-in-law, Dee Kieffaber; and a brother-in-law, Gary Dixon. Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Champion officiating. Burial will follow in Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Putnam County Humane Society, 4700 E State Rd 240, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.

James William "Bill" Garlit

James William "Bill" Garlit

December 4, 1957 - September 2, 2021

 

James William “Bill” Garlit, 63, of Clay City, Indiana, passed away at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 2, 2021.

Bill was born on December 4, 1957, in Brazil, Indiana, the son of Richard and Elaine (Arnold) Garlit. He graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1977. Follow high school he attended Indiana Vocational College for a short time. He attended the Clay City First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Clay City VFW. As a young man he enjoyed playing basketball. He also enjoyed spending time fishing.

Bill was preceded in death by his father Richard Garlit.

Survivors include his mother Elaine Garlit, a sister Brenda (Garlit) Barrett, and a niece Casey Barrett.

Cremation services have been entrusted to Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, in Clay City.

Bill donated over 120 units of blood over his lifetime. Bill’s family encourages you to donate blood as often as possible.

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

Kathryn Louise 'Kate' (McQueen) Morrison

Kathryn Louise ‘Kate’ (McQueen) Morrison

July 12, 1926-Sept. 1, 2021

 

Kathryn Louise “Kate” (McQueen) Morrison, 95, of Ladoga passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at her home.

Kate was born July 12, 1926, at Oakland, Illinois, to Orvin and Eva McQueen. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1944 and married Jerry Morrison on Aug. 27, 1944.

A devoted Christian and woman of great faith, Kate was a member of the Ladoga Christian Church. She was also a member of the Home Ec Club, Card Club and prior member of the Square Dance Club. She worked for a short time at The Ladoga Canning Factory, but left it to focus her time and energy on being a farmwife and mother — wearing many different hats:

Kate worked with Livestock — from cattle to hogs and chickens. She ran an egg business and worked their dairy with Jerry. She enjoyed landscaping and gardening, canning the produce she grew to share. Kate was an amazing cook and made it a point that no one left her house hungry. She even assisted in catering meals at a local event venue. A hostess extraordinaire, she had the ability to make anyone — in any situation — feel welcome, special and loved.

Kate has, in raising her children, been called upon to be a teacher, counselor, nurse and seamstress, just to scratch the surface. She did carpentry and refinished furniture. In fact, she is responsible for the majority of the renovation and restoration of the old train station (now Right Tract Banquet Hall).

Kate enjoyed games of all kinds, both as spectator and participant. She would get so much joy from the laughter of family and friends. Seeing others enjoying their time together always blessed her servant’s heart.

Kate was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 76 years, Jerry Morrison; her parents; and sisters, Sue Coons and Betty White.

She is survived by her children, Peg (John) Rusk of New Market, Nancy Morrison of Ladoga, Tony (Brenda) Morrison of Salem, Virginia, Sherry (Kent) Reynold of Lake Holiday and Tim (Lori) Morrison of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; grandchildren, J.T., Heather, Tyler, Matthew, Evan, Haley, Mallory and Shelby; and great-grandchildren, Kyra, Lexi, Hannah, Madeline, Erin, Tatiana and Kylo.

Funeral service will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 203 N. Washington St., Ladoga, with Pastor Terry Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Ladoga Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1:30 p.m. until time of service on Sunday at the funeral home.

You are welcome to visit www.serviesmorgan.com where you may leave an online condolence for the family. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Janis 'Jan' Faye Fletcher

Janis ‘Jan’ Faye Fletcher

July 5, 1951-Aug. 27, 2021

 

Janis “Jan” Faye Fletcher, 70, of Crawfordsville passed away Aug. 27, 2021, at Lane House Nursing Home.

She was the third of five children born to Raymond Victor and Georgia Mae (Wolven) Surber at Greencastle. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Dan.

She graduated from Roachdale High School in 1969 and Freed-Hardman University in 1971 with her associate’s degree. She married her husband, David Simpson Fletcher, on March 12, 1972.

She was a devout Christian, a member of the Englewood Drive Church of Christ in Crawfordsville. She was a loving stay-at-home mother to her five children. She later became the office manager for her husband’s chiropractic business, which she did for about 20 years. She was always a good listener, and more than willing to share her wisdom and advice.

She is survived by her husband, David of Crawfordsville; four sons, Michael (Amber) Fletcher of Lockhart, Texas, Russell Fletcher and Kevin Fletcher of Crawfordsville and Robert (Shamelle) Fletcher of San Antonio, Texas; and daughter, Rachel (Ryan) Clidienst of Spencer; as well as 11 grandchildren, Camryn, Cason, Callen, Caden, Jonah, Simon, Isaiah, Akeylah and Aniyah Fletcher and Caleb and Charity Clidienst; brothers, Timothy (Terry) Surber of Crawfordsville and David (Melanie) Surber of Nashville, Tennessee; sister Julie (the late Don) Dickman of Crawfordsville; sister-in-law Theresa (the late Dan) Surber; many nieces and nephews; and extended family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

A funeral service was held Thursday, Sept 2 and burial was Friday, Sept 3. Usher Funeral Home is honored to serve the Fletcher family.

Albert 'Jay' McClain

Albert ‘Jay’ McClain

Aug. 1, 1943-Sept. 1, 2021

 

Albert “Jay” McClain, 78, of Waynetown passed away at 8:38 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at home, following several months of failing health.

Jay was born Aug. 1, 1943, at Danville, Illinois, son of the late Albert and Mary Jane Lough McClain.  He married Patricia Baker on Aug. 7, 1991, at Durango, Colorado. She survives. 

Jay graduated from Richland Township High School in 1961 and resided in Waynetown since 1964.  He was a life-long farmer and retired from RR Donnelley & Sons after 36 years as a platemaker.

He enjoyed farming and traveling. He and Patricia wintered in Florida where he played baseball and enjoyed riding his bike. Jay loved to ride his motorcycle … several years ago, he rode to Wisconsin to meet a friend and they rode to Route 66 then to California. He rode home alone, often traveling more than 500 miles in a day. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following college football and basketball. On the family farm, he had a basketball court in the barn haymow where some interesting times were had with his friends! For several years, Jay and some classmate buddies would travel to Latrobe, PA to visit and play golf with classmate Pete Luster, who lived on Arnold Palmer’s golf course and was his pilot. 

Surviving, along with his wife Patricia, are: two daughters, Laura McClain of Darlington and Dr. Amy Becker of Speedway; sister Alice Jane Miller of Crawfordsville; step-children, Vicki (Rob) Jones of Crawfordsville, Debra (Chris) Stokes of Ladoga, Barry (Vanessa) Brown of Crawfordsville, Bob (Alona) Brown of Florida and Mike (Cinnamon) Walton of Linden; grandchildren, Chelsea Webb of Carmel and Joseph Becker of Speedway; 10 step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jay’s family will receive guests 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, with a memorial service following at 8 p.m. Pastor Mike Parks will officiate. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Jay’s family prefer memorials be directed to the Autism Society of America given in the name of Joseph Becker.

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

Blaire Hansen

Blaire Hansen

August 30, 2021 - August 30, 2021

 

 

Blaire Hansen infant baby girl to Dustin Petrosky and Holly Hansen went to be with Jesus on August 30, 2021.

Baby Blaire is survived by her parents, siblings; Bryliee Nicole Orman, Haley Petroksy, Dana Petroksy, Elliot Lee Orman, paternal grandmother; Linda Brown, maternal grandparents; Melissa Hansen and Mike Coleman, James Hansen (Jennifer), maternal great grandparents; Richard and Nancy Rutledge, Linda and Stan Evans, and Bill and Joann Hansen, Aunt and Uncle; Heidi Hadley and Jonathan Wallace, Aunts; Joanie Lehman (Jerry), Mindie Brown, Nicole Petroksy, multiple cousins, and extended family and friends.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 1:00 at Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor Sharon Snyder officiating.

Janet K Kersey

Janet K Kersey

AUGUST 11, 1938 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2021

 

Janet Kay Kersey, 83, of Greencastle passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at Asbury Towers.

Janet was born in Greencastle on August 11, 1938, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Simmerman) Allee, and was a 1956 graduate of Greencastle High School.

Survivors include her three children, Brian J. Bullerdick, (wife-Donna), New Market, Brenda Leighton, (husband-Jon), Hobe Sound, Florida, and Bruce Bullerdick, (Janine), Bloomington; eight grandchildren, Brianna, Paige, Abbey, Risty, Charlie, Fred, Kathryn, and Kelly; and four great grandchildren, Seth, Bella Adeline, Ridley, and Luca.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ross Kersey; and a sister, Barbara.

At her request a private family service will take place at a later date with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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

Dan Booth

Dan Booth

Nov. 4, 1954-Aug. 30, 2021

 

Dan Booth, 66, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, at home, while surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Nov. 4, 1954, at Crawfordsville, to the late Richard Lee and Carolyn Sue (Owens) Booth. Dan graduated from Southmont High School in 1973 and attended Indiana State University of Evansville on a baseball scholarship, as the pitcher. On Sept. 7, 1974, he married the love of his life, Dee Gentry. He co-owned and operated Booth Machinery in Crawfordsville.

He was a member and former president of the United Equipment Dealers Association and a member of the Woodland Heights Christian Church where he served as an elder, youth group sponsor and high school Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and spending time with his grandchildren.  He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Dee; four children, Tiffany (Tom) Gay, Aaron (Eileen) Booth, Justin Booth and Katie Wiatt; six grandchildren, Colette, Damen, Declan, Logan, Andrew and Hunter; three brothers, Gary (Jill) Booth, Kenny (Libbie) Booth and Rick (Julie) Booth; three brothers-in-law, Dennis (Lisa) Gentry, Gary (Becky) Gentry and Jeff (Deb) Gentry; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; and daughter Andrea Sue “Annie” Booth.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life service at at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 at Woodland Heights Christian Church, 468 Woodland Heights Drive, Crawfordsville, with Pastor Steve Wilke officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the FISH Pantry, P.O. Box 261, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or the Woodland Heights Christian Church c/o Hanging Rock Scholarship Fund, 468 Woodland Heights Drive, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

David Wayne Winningham

David Wayne Winningham
Oct. 20, 1987-Aug. 27, 2021

 

David Wayne Winnigham of Crawfordsville passed away Friday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2021. He was 33.

David loved riding motorcycles and competing in motor-cross. He also liked playing golf, fishing, hunting, and bowling. Most of all, he loved playing with his kids.

Born Oct. 20, 1987, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Gary Winningham and Tammy Hampton Winningham. He graduated from North Montgomery High School and MMI technical school for motorcycle repair. He was a certified Harley-Davidson mechanic.

Surviving family includes: son Hunter Wayne Winningham; daughter Brylee Ann Winningham; parents, Gary and Tammy Winningham; significant other, Melanie Gray; sister Kimberly Fairfield (John Dixon); grandmother Nancy Campbell; nephew Logan Peterman (Beth); two nieces, Kallie Peterman (Austin) and Mackenzie Kiste (Levi); great-niece Elly Peterman; and great-nephew Colton Kiste.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday 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.

Caroline Roberta (Falconbury) Scott

Caroline Roberta (Falconbury) Scott

Aug. 29, 2021

 

Caroline Roberta (Falconbury) Scott, 74, of Crawfordsville died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

She is survived by children, James (Tina) Scott, Lisa (Jon) Albright, Mary Scott, Terry R. (Lynn) Scott and Glenda Williams; brother James Falconbury; sister Betty Nichols; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nephew Paul Falconbury; and life-long friends, Phyllis Price and Christine Scott.

She was preceded in death by son Dwayne L. Scott; parents Virgil and Anna Falconbury; brothers, Charlie, Ralph and Gene Falconbury; sisters, Eva, Helen, Doris, Wilma, Mary and Judy; and nephew Earl Falconbury.

Caroline loved spending time with family. She was a long-time member of Garfield Apostolic Church. She love the time she worked as a certified nursing assistant.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 at Old Normal, 100 N. Harrison St., Ladoga.

Randall Earl Smith

Randall Earl Smith

July 9, 1939-Aug. 29, 2021

 

Randall Earl Smith, 82, passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Crawfordsville. 

He was born July 9, 1939, at Flippin, Kentucky, a son of the late James Ader and Ida Mae (Thomas) Smith.

Raised in Kentucky, Randall attended school in Temple Hill. In 1962, he moved to Indiana.

On Jan. 9, 1964, he was married to Sharon Lee (Wright) Smith at Crawfordsville. She preceded him in death.

Randall served the City of Crawfordsville as a maintenance technician for the sewer department for more than 24 years. He enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles and tinkering with cars.   

Survivors include: son Ronnie J. Smith of Princeton and brother Eagle Faye Smith of Pekin.

Private memorial graveside services will be held Friday, Sept. 10 at New Ross Cemetery.

Porter and Hunt Funeral Home & Crematory of Jamestown has been entrusted with his care.

Memorials may be made to Princeton Christian Church, 219 N. Gibson St., Princeton, IN 47670.

Online condolences may be made at www.porterfuneralhome.us.

Kimberly Ann Thibodeau

Kimberly Ann Thibodeau

AUGUST 18, 1970 – AUGUST 31, 2021

 

Kimberly Ann Thibodeau, age 51, of Reelsville, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Kimberly was born August 18, 1970.

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

Howard Wayne Sebastian

Howard Wayne Sebastian

September 22, 1929 - August 30, 2021

 

Howard Wayne Sebastian, 91, of Clay City, Indiana went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 30, 2021 with family by his side. He was born on September 22, 1929, the son of William Ralph and Goldie Marie (Ormiston) Sebastian.
Howard was a 1948 graduate of Patricksburg High School. He married Earlene Sebastian on October 26, 1997. They attended the Heritage Baptist Church. He worked several jobs and retired from Co-op in 1996.
Howard was known for always helping others. Howard volunteered for the Source of Light International in Georgia from 1996-1997 in the maintenance department. He was instrumental in the building process for the Heritage Baptist Church in 1988-1989. He enjoyed reading the newspapers, reading his Bible, and sharing morning devotions with his wife every morning.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife of 47 years; Eleanor Fulk Sebastian, whom he married on November 16, 1948, daughter; Rachel Defore, grandson; Ericson Dalton, siblings; Louise Ellington, Lloyd Eugene Sebastian, Leo Sebastian, and Juanita Fiscus.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years; Earlene Sebastian, children; David Wayne (Nancy) Sebastian, Bonnie (Garry) Dalton, Marilyn (John) Harden, Tim (Debbie) Sebastian, 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, sisters-in-law; Elsie Arnold, Betty Sebastian, Dottie Ross, Marsha Dennison, brother-in-law; Don Fiscus, and extended family and friends.
Graveside services will be held for the immediate family.
In honor of Howard, Bibles may be donated to Gideons International in his memory.

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