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Joseph F. Megali

Joseph F. Megali

November 9, 1958 - October 22, 2021

 

Joseph F. Megali, 62, of Terre Haute, Indiana, passed away on October 22, 2021 following an extended illness.

Joe was born on November 9, 1958, in Philladelphia, Pennsylvania the son of James Anthony and Mary “Penny” Ann (Beaver) Megali. He graduated from Bishop Newman High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in 1980 as a Voice Radio Operator. After moving to Indiana, he began working as a truck driver for Morris Trucking and then he worked for Great Dane Trailers. He retired after 15 years of service to the company.

Joe loved to help others and loved to keep himself busy by “tinkering” or working as a backyard mechanic. He loved working on cars and most recently on mopeds and was known to his friends as “Moped Joe”.

He was preceded in death by his parents James and Penny Megali.

Survivors include his daughter Carissa Stuckey and husband Matt of Brazil; son Anthony Megali and wife Megan; grandchildren: Brynlee Clarke, Camden Clarke, Adrielle Stuckey, Deklen Stuckey, Tyler Megali, and Blake Megali; brothers: James Megali and wife Luisa of Philadelphia, Christopher Megali of Delaware, and Richard Megali of Florida as well as many extended family members and friends.

Memorial services are planned for a later date.

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

Charley Wharton

Charley Wharton

April 6, 1944 - October 28, 2021

 

Charley B. Wharton, 77, of Brazil, Indiana passed away, unexpectedly, at his residence on October 28, 2021.

Charley was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on April 6, 1944, the son of Otis and Flossie (Taylor) Wharton. He graduated from Gerstemeyer High School. He then joined the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam.

Charley worked for Amax Coal until they closed in 1996. When he wasn’t working he enjoyed hunting, shooting, woodworking, and socializing with friends at Family Table.

Charley was preceded in death by his parents Otis and Flossie Wharton and his wife Barbara Jean “B.J.” Wharton.

Charley leaves behind his children: Michael Wharton, David Wharton and wife Heidi, and Christina Jett; several grandchildren including Blake Wharton, Braeden Wharton, Indya Trahan, Ivan Trahan, Ireland Adkins, and Iyla Adkins; siblings John Wharton, Laura Miller, and Rose Wharton as well as various extended family members and friends.

Memorial services will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 4-7pm with military honors provided by the American Legion, VFW, and United States Marines at 7:00pm.

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

Reta White

Reta White

July 1, 1941-Oct. 26, 2021

 

Reta White of Darlington passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at University Hospital in Indianapolis. She was 80.

Reta kept a meticulous house. She was a homemaker and also cleaned for other people. She was a member of the Congregational Christian Church and more recently was attending Rock Point. She liked to frequent the Dari-Licious for Diet Vanilla Cokes. She enjoyed cardinals, hummingbirds and red Christmas trucks. She graduated from Darlington High School in 1959. Most importantly, she loved her grandkids and kept photo albums of each of them.

Born July 1, 1941, in Barren County, Kentucky at Bear Wallow, she was the daughter of Bentford Kent Patton and M. Louise Bruton Patton. She married Frederick M. “Fred” White on Aug. 23, 1959. He passed away Nov. 25, 2018.

Surviving family includes: two sons, Bruce White of Linden and Mark White (Priscilla) of Darlington; two brothers, David Patton and Donnie Patton (Anita); sister Kathy Sewell (Aaron); seven grandchildren, Brenden, Anthony, Caitlyn, Crystal, Holly, Caleb and Faith; five great-grandkids, Teagan, Faye, Liam, Bennett and Adeline, with two more due before the end of the year; and her close friend, Judy Wilcox.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter-in-law Noreen White and close friend Mary K. Cox.

In keeping with her wishes, there will not be a public visitation. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at Oak Hill Cemetery North, led by Pastor Brian Saunders. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

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

Vicky Brown

Vicky Brown

March 10, 1957 - October 26, 2021

 

Vicky Lynn Brown, 64, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Vicky was born to the late Victor and Marjorie (Grove) Brown in Brazil, Indiana.
Vicky was the matriarch of the family, and family was the most important thing in her life. She was often cooking, cleaning, and keeping her family in line. She was very passionate and loving, and whenever someone in the family had a problem, they went to her. She enjoyed teasing people, making jokes, and making others smile. She always had to make sure that everyone was okay, speaking with her children and grandchildren every day.
Vicky is preceded in death by her parents, one brother Ralph “Eddie” Edward Brown.
Vicky is survived by her life partner of over 19 years, Larry Kennedy, two children, Jon Jones (Mandy), Lindsey Jones (Rob), seven grandchildren, Brockton, Manuel, Mariah, Jaime, Antonio, Benjamin, and Conner, siblings, Sally Brown, Glen Brown (Evelyn), Augusta “Gus” Brown, Victor “Vic” Brown (Vickie), Terry Brown, Tina Mullenix (Todd); as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A visitation will be held Monday, November 1st from 1-3 PM at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Avenue (US 40) in Brazil. At 3 PM friends and family will share memories of Vicky.

Patricia Ann Wills

Patricia Ann Wills

March 8, 1932-Oct. 17, 2021

 

Patricia Ann Wills, 89, of Crawfordsville, passed away Oct. 17, 2021, at IU Methodist Indianapolis.

She was born March 8, 1932, in Warren County, Indiana, to the late Samuel and Helen (Rhodes) Pearson.

Patricia graduated from Danville School of Nursing where the local doctor paid her tuition for two years which cost $287. She worked in the OB/GYN department at Culver Union Hospital and then retired from Ladoga Nursing Home where she was the Director of Nursing.

On Jan. 8, 1956, she married the love of her life, Richard Max Wills. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in January before his passing on Aug. 25.

She attended Young’s Chapel Christian Church. Patricia and her son, Jim published a book together which is a murder mystery. Patricia was an artist that enjoyed drawing and she had her own line of greeting and Christmas cards. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting and studying the Bible and loved to work in her garden and flower beds.

Patricia is survived by her son, Jim Wills of Crawfordsville; a special niece, Debi Wills of Branson, Missouri; brother Don (Jane) Pearson; sister-in-law Nancy Pearson; and several other nieces and nephews.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard; two daughters, Rebecca Lea and Beverly Kay; and three brothers, Dick Pearson, Merle Pearson and Bob Pearson.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m., with Pastor Gary Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

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

Bonnie Jean Rager Bohrer

Bonnie Jean Rager Bohrer

Jan. 19, 1953-Sept. 29, 2021

 

On Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, Bonnie Jean Rager Bohrer of Murrieta, California, passed away at the age of 68 after a brief struggle with cancer.

Bonnie was born Jan. 19, 1953, at Crawfordsville, to George and Margaret (Cedars) Rager. She was the second of four children.

Bonnie was married to the love of her life, Bradley C. Bohrer, for 47 years, and they had three sons, Benjamin and Brandon, both of Murrieta, and Bryan of Cologne Koln, Germany. She was mother-in-law to the late Katherine Henderson-Bohrer, and loving grandmother to Eliana Jean of Murrieta.

Her siblings were Nancy Rager Thompson, Clyde (Pamela) Rager and Vern (Pamela) Rager, all of Crawfordville. She also had three step-sisters, Sandra (Robert) Fanning of Howe, Indiana, Lynn Ellen Rantz of Ogden, Utah, and Susan Watkins of Crawfordsville.

Additional survivers include her six nieces, Sheila Rager (James) Dolan of Fishers, Laura Rager (James) Hayes of Darlington, Andra Rager of Crawfordsville, Megan Rager Huckstep of Crawfordsville, Amy Rager (Aaron) Mattingly of Crawfordsville, Jennifer Butler (Brendan) McCardle of Westfield and two nephews, Joshua (Erin) Rager of Brownsburg and Brian (Holi) Butler of Crawfordsville. She also leaves behind seven great-nieces and four great-nephews.

Bonnie graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1971. Then entered Manchester College in North Manchester, Indiana. She graduated in 1975 with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and a mathematics minor. She later earned a master of science degree in education from Indiana University. She had a 34-year career in public education, finishing her career at Berea City Schools of Berea, Ohio. She also served the Church of the Brethren as a teacher for two years in Kulp Bible College, Kwarhi, Nigeria.

Bonnie enjoyed being in the midst of a busy family as well as loving, supporting, and encouraging everyone she knew. She loved singing, directing the church choirs, being a teacher, gardening, traveling and being creative in all she did. She was a deeply committed person to all she loved and compassionate and caring to all.

A celebration of life service is planned on Saturday, April 9, 2022, midst the tulips, daffodils, crocus and snowdrops she planted around the Crest Manor Church of the Brethren, 1342 Berkshire Drive, South Bend, IN 46614.

Memorials can be given in her name to the United Religious Community of St. Joseph County, 501 N, Main St., South Bend, IN 46601 or Audrey’s Outreach, Brook Park Community Church, 16845 Holland Road, Brook Park, OH 44142 or Michelle’s Place Cancer Resource Center, 41669 Winchester Road, #101, Temecula, CA 92590.

Steven Michael Kain

Steven Michael Kain

March 9, 1941-Oct. 25, 2021

 

Steven Michael Kain, 80, of Ellettsville, passed from this earthly life during the early morning hours on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2021, at the Morristown Manor. He was born March 9, 1941, in Morgantown, Indiana, to the late Maurice Kain and Mildred (Bond) Kain.

He was a proud and active member of the Martinsville High School Class of 1959. He greatly enjoyed gatherings with his classmates. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College and later his master’s degree from Indiana University.

Steven pursued his career and passion for education shaping and molding the minds of the youth in several school districts. He worked as a Latin teacher for Crawfordsville schools, a principal for Lebanon schools, superintendent of Logansport schools and then superintendent of Richland Bean Blossom Schools. Additionally, he served as Cass County Commissioner.

On Aug. 29, 1959, he married his high school sweetheart and soulmate, Sharon Platt, at the First United Methodist Church. They had enjoyed nearly 60 years of marriage when she passed Jan. 13, 2019.

Steven enjoyed watching sports and, as an Indiana University Alumni, naturally enjoyed cheering on the Hoosiers. He also was an Indianapolis Colts fan. He did enjoy smoking a nice cigar on special occasions as well. Additionally, he and his late wife greatly enjoyed traveling together.

He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his loving family and friends including his daughter, Barbara Kain (partner, Carol Vaughn) of Greenfield; sons, David (wife, Ruth) Kain of Slidell, Lousiana and Bryan (wife Jennifer) Kain of Summerville, South Carolina; six grandchildren, Alex, Jordan, Richard, Kati, Andrew and Samantha Kain; and two great-grandchildren, Vivian and Malachi Worthington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Mildred Kain; wife Sharon Kain; and brother Richard Kain.

Family and friends are invited to visit 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 in the chapel at Neal & Summers Funeral and Cremation Center in Martinsville. A funeral celebrating the life of Mr. Kain will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, with Rev. Roxie McNelly officiating. There will be an hour of visiting prior to the service. Mr. Kain will be cremated, and he will be laid to rest along with his late wife, Sharon, in Mahalasville Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Mr. Kain’s memory to the Morgan County History Museum or to the Mahalasville Cemetery Fund.

Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.nealandsummers.com.

Shirley M. Wolford

Shirley M. Wolford

July 17, 1950-Oct. 24, 2021

 

Shirley M. Wolford of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2021, at home. She was 71.

Shirley worked as a housekeeper and laundry aide at Ben-Hur Nursing Home.

Born July 17, 1950, at Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of Edward Jennings Woody and Carlena Bell Woody.

She was loved and will be missed by her family. They include: daughter Tonia Wolford Zuk; son Nicholas Wolford; three brothers, Luther Williams, Jerry Woody and Jesse Woody; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Rose, Carol and Emmajean; brother Jimmy; and great-granddaughter Bricelyan “Monkey” Hamblin.

Cremation arrangements were made through Burkhart Funeral Home. Her ashes will be taken to Ohio and placed with her family there.

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

William T. Smith

William T. Smith

AUGUST 24, 1937 – OCTOBER 26, 2021

 

William T. Smith, age 84, of Tinley Park, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. William was born August 24, 1937 in Terre Haute, IN.

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

Bonnie Jean Shouse

Bonnie Jean Shouse

JULY 12, 1931 – OCTOBER 26, 2021

 

Bonnie Jean Shouse, 90, of Reelsville, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

Born July 12, 1931 in Mason City, Iowa, she was the daughter of George and Edna (Hargeshiner) Johnson and a graduate of Greencastle High School.

Bonnie had retired from the Indiana State Farm Correctional Facility where she had worked as the head payroll clerk for several years. She was a member of Big Walnut Baptist Church, the Red Hat Society and loved to quilt, read, travel and be with family.

She is survived by her sons, Mike (Patty) Shouse, Jack (Martha) Shouse, and Jay (LeAnne) Shouse; sister, Shirley Lundy; brother, Marvin (Helen) Johnson; several grandchildren, great grandchildren; and great great grandchildren.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Tommy Shouse; and sister, Mildred Tannehill.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, November 1, 2021 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN. Interment will follow at the Putnamville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 31st from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the funeral home and prior to services at the funeral home on Monday at 1:00 PM.

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

Valerie J Yahn

Valerie J Yahn

AUGUST 14, 1945 – OCTOBER 26, 2021

 

Valerie J Yahn, age 76, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Valerie was born August 14, 1945.

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

Arlene Prater

Arlene Prater

AUGUST 26, 1934 – OCTOBER 24, 2021

 

Arlene Prater, age 87, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021. Arlene was born August 26, 1934.

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

HELEN ELAINE NOBLE

HELEN ELAINE NOBLE

MAY 25, 1935 – OCTOBER 25, 2021

 

Helen Elaine Noble, 86, of Greencastle passed away Monday, October 25, 2021 at Asbury Towers in Greencastle.

Helen was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 25, 1935, the daughter of William Noble and Catherine Matilda (Callagnan) Gorman, and was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Moylan, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Noble worked as a Keypunch Operator for Insurance Company of North America in Philadelphia from 1952 to 1956; Aquarium Pharmaceuticals, in Perkasie, Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1976; Fendt Finding Company, Hatfield, Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1989; and as a receptionist, for B & R Fire Extinguisher, in Greencastle. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, St Paul Ladies Guild, and Happier Homes Extension Club. Helen also served as a Sacristan at St. Paul, and volunteered at Christmas Store for Catholic Charities in Terre Haute.

Survivors include two daughters, Terry Noble, Greencastle, and Mary Jo Lerch, (husband-David), Quakertown, Pennsylvania; a granddaughter, Amanda Marie Lerch; a niece, Regina Oreskovich, (husband-Rudy); and a nephew, Bill Caster, and wife.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 47 years, Joseph Leo Noble; and a sister, Catherine Kester.

A private family mass will be held at a later date with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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

Gilbert E. Morlan

Gilbert E. Morlan

February 19, 1951 - October 24, 2021

 

Gilbert E. Morlan, 70, of Terre Haute, Indiana, passed away at Union Hospital, on Sunday, October 24, 2021.

Gib was born on February 19, 1951, in Clay County, Indiana the son of Reeve and Mildred (O’Hern) Morlan. He graduated from VanBuren High School with the class of 1969. He worked at various restaurants namely Pizza Inn in Terre Haute and Brazil.

Gib was an avid Cub’s fan. He was a member of the Church of God in Carbon. He was a life-long member of the Brazil Eagles where he was honored as a Golden Eagle, VFW Post 1127, and American Legion Post 2.

Gib was preceded in death by his parents Reeve and Mildred Morlan; 3 brothers: Donald Morlan, Ronald Morlan, and Connie Morlan.

He is survived by his son Gilbert Morlan II and wife Annette of Fort Wayne; two daughters: Brooke McClung and husband Jay of O’Fallon, Missouri and Dusty Morlan Long and husband Allen of Rockville; grandchildren: Joseph Morlan, Tyler Morlan, Arielle Morlan, and Henry Morlan, Francesca Long, and Christopher Long; sister Sharon Batchelor of Brazil; sister-in-law Sandra Morlan; an uncle Dale O’Hern; close friend Bob Stough; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 11:00am until 1:00pm. Services will follow at the funeral home at 1:00 with burial to be held at Calcutta Cemetery. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

Bobby Gene Cannon

Bobby Gene Cannon

June 5, 1955 - October 23, 2021

 

Bobby Gene Cannon, 66, of Brazil Indiana, passed away, with his children by his side, on October 23, 2021, after fighting many obstacles during his stay at IU Methodist.


Bobby was born on June 5,1955, in Fort Benning, Georgia. He is the son of L.C. and Georgia (LaFaye) Cannon. Bobby was a military brat that moved all over the country. He settled down in Brazil and had many hobbies. Bobby loved fishing, bowling, mushroom hunting and his absolute favorite...watching Alabama football.


Bobby has joined his parents and two brothers Terry and Gerry Cannon in Heaven


He is survived by his daughters Abbigail Cannon, Allison (Brian) Albrecht, a son Robert Cannon (Ashley Purcell), grandchildren: Austin, Bradon, Cailyn Light, Dracen, Envie Andrews, Eimy Cannon, Lincoln, Brinley Maybaugh; brothers Kerry (Clara) Cannon and Jerry Cannon; a sister Sherry (John) Yant; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.


Bobby's last wish is to be cremated and remain with his children.

Gloria Jean Arrigo

Gloria Jean Arrigo

June 16, 1957-Oct. 19, 2021

 

Gloria Jean Arrigo, 63, of Newtown passed away unexpectedly in her home, Tuesday evening, Oct. 19, 2021. She was born June 16, 1957, in Lake County, daughter of the late Jewel and Catherine Abrams. She married Pete Arrigo in Crown Point and he survives.

Gloria was a graduate of Bowen High School in south Chicago, was a homemaker and former member of First Baptist Church in Hammond. She enjoyed roller skating, fishing and hunting with her husband. 

Surviving, with her husband Pete, are: two sons, Robert Arrigo and Pete Arrigo, both of Newtown; three grandsons, Pete Arrigo and Dakota and Coby Staggs; and sister Teresa Abrams of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Bobby.

Visitation hours are 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, with funeral services following at 6 p.m., with Pastor Mike Parks officiating. A private graveside service will follow.  Visit us online at www.familyandfriendsfh.com to sign the guest book or leave a condolence.

Jayne Eloise Siebrase

Jayne Eloise Siebrase

May 10, 1929-Oct. 2, 2021

 

Jayne Eloise Siebrase, 92, passed away Oct. 2, 2021, at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle, Indiana.

She was born on May 10, 1929, in Gibson County, Indiana, to the late Eldon and Helen Jones. She married Wilbur Edwin Siebrase on June 22, 1947. He preceded her in death.

Jayne worked in various industries over the years including, retail clothing, car sales, newspaper distribution and church charity work. She was an active member of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Russellville Community Church since 1956.

She is survived by her children, William Ray Siebrase, Tim A. (Diane) Siebrase, Jon E. (Robin) Siebrase and Robert Wayne (Marilyn) Siebrase; 12 grandchildren: 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Phyllis Patton; brother-in-law Jack McDowell; and daughter-in-law Cathy Siebrase.

Jayne was preceded in death by her husband and son Daniel.

Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at Hebron Cemetery in Russellville, with Minister Keith Strain officiating. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with Jayne’s funeral arrangements.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that a memorial contribution be made to the Russellville Community Church, P.O. Box 183, Russellville, IN 46175.

Visit www.serviesmorgan.com where you may leave an online condolence for the family.

Sue Ann Millis

Sue Ann Millis

Dec. 12, 1954-Oct. 21, 2021

 

Sue Ann Millis, 66, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.

Susie was born Dec. 12, 1954, at Crawfordsville, a daughter of the late Samuel Clark Millis, M.D. and Lois Marie (Switzer) Viehmann.

Susie graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 1984, earning a B.A. degree; she also attended DePauw University in Greencastle. Susie’s family was especially important to her and she loved attending all of her daughter’s sporting events. She also enjoyed reading, family history, playing card games, gardening, and cooking, along with hiking, dogs and going on nature walks. Susie attended First Baptist Church, Alcoholics Anonymous and knitting and crocheting groups.

Survivors include: her beloved daughter, Laura (Drew) Shadburne of Louisville, Kentucky; her loving sisters and brothers, Mary (Frank) Albers of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jeanne (Doug Pickering) Millis of North Saanich, BC, Canada, Sam (Dawn) Millis of Sugar Land, Texas, Robert Millis of El Paso, Texas, and Beth (James) Macfarlane of Houston, Texas; her beloved granddaughter, Cadence Shadburne; six nieces and nephews; and special cousin Debbie Grush. 

In addition to her parents, Susie was preceded in death by step-father Joseph Viehmann.

A celebration of life to honor Susie will be held at a later date. Final care has been entrusted to the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon.

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

Karon Ann Matney Apple

Karon Ann Matney Apple

April 12, 1942–Oct, 21, 2021

 

Karon was born April 12, 1942, to Lawrence and Katherine (Brooks) Matney, in the home of her maternal grandparents, Omar and Edith (Bates) Brooks in Milroy, Indiana.

Karon graduated from North Vernon High School and attended Ball State University. She was a secretary to a purchasing agent at the State Office Building and a secretary in personnel at Sears.

She was married to the late Philip Apple. They were owners of Apple Agri Sales in Crawfordsville.

Survivors include: her daughter, Lore Apple of Crawfordsville; and two grandchildren, Celia (Geoffrey) Sadjadi and Joel Kauth, both of Indianapolis; brother-in-law H.C. Smith; nieces, Vicky Carr and Cindy Smith; and nephews, Larry (Julie) Smith and Von (Crystal) Smith; nine great nieces and nephews; and two great-great nieces, Addi and Nola.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Phil Apple; her parents; grandparents and sister Barbara Smith.

Karon was a member of the First Christian Church and belonged to the Elks, Eagles, American Legion, Psi Otes, a Bridge and Euchre Club. Her hobby was scrapbooking. She spent many hours keeping photo memories for her family. She loved spending time with her family and never missed a play, sports event or any activity of her grandchildren.

She dearly loved her Matney family reunions and cousin reunions with her 24 first cousins. Karon enjoyed making fudge, banana nut bread and vegetable soup for her friends and neighbors. She adored condo living.

Karon has elected to be cremated and will be buried at Simmons Cemetery in Hancock County, Indiana, beside her husband Phil at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to be made to the First Christian Church, 211 S. Walnut, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at the First Christian Church. Masks will be required.

Carl Delvo

Carl Delvo

January 28, 1969 - October 23, 2021

 

Carl William Delvo, 52, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Carl was born to Don and Sandra (Cooper) Delvo in Brazil, Indiana on January 28, 1969.
Carl was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. He loved to watch NASCAR races, football, and soccer. Most of all, Carl enjoyed spending time with his eleven grandchildren. Carl worked as a cell leader at IAC.
Carl is preceded in death by his mother, Sandra Delvo and both his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Carl is survived by his wife Louise (Hofmann) Delvo, his father, Don Delvo, step mother, Teresa Delvo, one sister, Carol Hunter, children, Bill Zimmer (Sam), Henry Zimmer (Jessica), and Stephanie Barnes (Chris Edwards), as well as eleven grandchildren.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 26th at from 1-3 PM at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Avenue in Brazil. A funeral service will begin at 3 PM. In accordance with Carl’s wishes, cremation will take place after the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund in Carl’s honor.

Robin Wayne Hopkins

Robin Wayne Hopkins

JULY 5, 1952 – OCTOBER 24, 2021

 

Robin Wayne Hopkins, 69, Westfield IN, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family, on Oct. 24th, 2021 after a courageous 3 year battle with cancer.

Robin was born to Wayne and Roberta Hopkins (Greencastle) on July 5, 1952. He married Susan (Talbott) Hopkins on August 19th,1979, and she survives.

Also surviving : son, Ross Hopkins (wife Jill) of Oldsmar, FL, brother, Donald Hopkins (Greencastle, IN), sister, Rebecca Schneider (Waukesha, WI) and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Mark Hopkins.

A virtuoso banjoist, Robin was blessed to live out his dream, sharing the gift of music throughout the country, for 50 years.

Visitation at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home in Greencastle, Sat. Oct. 30, 11am - 2pm with service immediately following.

Memorial Contributions may be made to New Life UMC, 6145 N 400 W, Fairland, IN 46126.

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

BEVERLY ANN JORDAN

BEVERLY ANN JORDAN

FEBRUARY 19, 1953 – OCTOBER 20, 2021

 

BEVERLY ANN JORDAN, age 68, of Nashville, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. BEVERLY was born February 19, 1953.

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

Larry W. Baker

Larry W. Baker

FEBRUARY 26, 1955 – OCTOBER 25, 2021

 

Larry W. Baker, age 66, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021. Larry was born February 26, 1955.

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

Libby Ann Newman

Libby Ann Newman

SEPTEMBER 17, 1959 – OCTOBER 23, 2021

 

Libby Ann Newman, age 62, of Rockville passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Libby was born September 17, 1959 in Terre Haute to Allen W. Newman and Mary L. McClain Newman.

Avery caring person, Libby never met a stranger and always considered you as a friend.

She enjoyed watching Duck Dynasty, especially Uncle Si, and Emergency. Elvis was her favorite musician, and Libby had a vast collection of Hot Wheels and stuffed animals.

Libby's favorite foods were fried potatoes, hot dogs, onions and creamy peanut butter. Libby looked forward to attending the Covered Bridge Festival each year.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother Danny Gene Newman; and brother-in-law Jay Sullivan.

Surviving are her special friend Bill Lusk; her siblings, Martha Sullivan, Doug Newman and wife Sherry; six nephews; many great nieces and nephews; her Brazil House Family; and the many friends that she has met throughout her life.

Please join Libby's family for a Celebration of her Life on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1 P.M. at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 11 am until 1 P.M. on Thursday. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MattoxWood.com in Libby's honor.

Deanna J. Freese

Deanna J. Freese

April 7, 1944 ~ October 22, 2021

 

Deanna “De” Jo Bowman Freese of Eminence, age 77, passed from this life to eternal life on Friday, October 22, 2021.

De was born on April 7, 1944 in Martinsville, Indiana and grew up in Eminence with her parents, Mary Jane (Truax) and James “Big Jim” Bowman, Sr., and siblings James “Jim” (Cathy) Bowman, Jr., and Deborah (Thomas) Mulvihill. She graduated in 1962 from Eminence High School and spent much of her life as a bookkeeper working in various industries in and around Indianapolis.

She was a devoted wife and dedicated mother, always putting others before herself. After retiring, De became a full-time Mimi, lovingly taking care of her grandchildren. Family was the most important thing to De, whether by chance or by choice. Very friendly and outgoing, she loved music and dancing, and enjoyed being around people. She touched the lives of those around her by being warm-hearted and kind.

De was initiated into the Order of the Eastern Star on September 17, 1963 and was a proud member of the Eminence Chapter No. 546, earning her 50-year pin in 2013. She was a true believer in Christ and looked to Him throughout her life to find peace.

De is survived by her daughter, Tina (Joseph) Jennison and grandchildren Avery and Ryan. Also surviving are her brother and sister, stepchildren, Katy (Derek) Unverzagt and Kenny (Amber) Freese, and step-grandchildren, Sam, Abbie, and Amalia.

De was proceeded in death by her husband, Ronald K. Freese, and both parents.  

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 26th at Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale, IN and funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 27th with burial immediately following at Shumaker Cemetery on SR 142 near Eminence, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Eastern Star Eminence Chapter No. 546 in care of Dedee Rhea at PO Box 811, Eminence, IN 46125.

Crystal Coleen Barker

Crystal Coleen Barker

AUGUST 16, 1929 – OCTOBER 22, 2021

 

Crystal Barker of Greencastle passed peacefully surrounded by her family on October 22, 2021 at age of 92 years.

She was born in Fillmore on August 16, 1929, to Herman and Kathleen (Hart) Day, and graduated from Fillmore High School in the class of 1947. Crystal married Carl Barker on September 17, 1948 and they were married 65 years. He preceded her in death as did their beloved granddaughter Jana Barker and great-grandchildren Kendall Christopher and Kaylee Marie Hornick.

Survivors include sister, Doris Sechman; sons, Terry (Jay), Rodney (Sue) and Jeffrey (Joanna); daughters, Deanna Weeks (Gene), Letitia Greenlee (Deloss); 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-granddaughters; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was devoted to her family and friends, never missing an opportunity to be with any and all of them. Crystal loved her church (Fillmore United Methodist) and played the piano and organ there from the age of 9 until she was in her 70's. She also played for over 100 weddings and numerous funerals. She often entertained the staff and residents at Autumn Glen assisted living.

Crystal was Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge 115. She retired from the State Highway after 20 years as secretary and radio operator.

Viewing will be from 11AM until time for funeral service at 1PM Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Hopkins-Rector in Greencastle with Rev. Bryan Palmer-Smith officiating. Burial will follow at New Providence Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank past and present staff at Mill Pond and Autumn Glen for their outstanding care of our loved one. Crystal's life was beautifully enhanced by so many friends that took time from their busy lives to visit her on a regular basis. The extraordinary love and care shown to her by her caregiver (Kathy Rich) of the past 2 years is one of Crystal's greatest blessings. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

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

Marilyn L. Harris

Marilyn L. Harris

Jan. 7, 1938-Oct. 20, 2021

 

Marilyn L. Harris of rural Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday morning Oct. 20, 2021, at home. She was 83.

Mrs. Harris was a member of Eastern Star #97, Smyrna Shrine Guild of Indianapolis, Elks #483 and American Legion Post 72 Auxiliary.  She liked country music, football (especially the Steelers), the Pacers, Cubs, flower gardening and planting new trees. She attended family reunions at least twice a year since 1969. She drove the Shriners in the Christmas parade the past 20 years. She would travel and spend winters in South Padre Island, Texas, during which she would go shopping in Mexico and buy cowgirl boots.

Born Jan. 7, 1938, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Charles C. Calvert and Ethel K. Anderson Calvert. She graduated from Waveland High School. She married George Allan Harris on March 26, 1965. He survives.

Surviving family includes: husband George Allan “Big Al” Harris; sons, Jeffrey (Mary) Miller of Crawfordsville and Roger (Marka) Miller of Crawfordsville; daughter Greta Harris of Crawfordsville; step-daughter Cindy Garman of Huntertown; five grandchildren, Joshua (Eve) Miller of Darlington, Jason (Star) Miller of Hillsboro, Matthew Miller of Crawfordsville, Shawn Garman of Huntertown and Brandon Garman of Huntertown; and sister Joyce (Harvey) Gilland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Dale Calvert; and sister Carolyn (Raymond) Busey.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville. Services will begin at 2 p.m., led by Pastor Kevin Howey. Burial will follow at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, mail checks to Montgomery County Shrine, P.O. Box 412, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. 

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

Virginia L. Zachary

Virginia L. Zachary

July 15, 1933- Oct. 19, 2021

 

Virginia L. Zachary, 88, of Lafayette passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at Mulberry Healthcare.

Virginia was born July 15, 1933, at Crawfordsville, to the late Roy and Golda M. (Jeffers) Wills Sr.

On Feb. 13, 1956, she married James Zachary in Crawfordsville. He preceded her in death March 28, 1982.

She was a secretary for Roadway, Yellow Freight and Wabash College before retiring. Virginia was a member of First Assembly of God.

Virginia loved reading, traveling, shopping, music, her flower garden and Thomas Kincade afghans; most of all she loved being with her family.

Surviving are: her children, Jennifer (Rob) Jeffers of Crawfordsville, Michael (Cheryl) Zachary of Longs, South Carolina, Jamie Dixon of Lafayette and Candace (Ross) Stadler of Lombard, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Zachary, Chandler, Steven, Kyle, Angela, Adam and Amanda; and nine great-grandchildren, Timothy, Serah, Brandon, Desta, Derek, Jarod, Kylie, Carson and Uriah.

Along with her husband, James, she is preceded in death by her parents, sister Norma Jean Wills and brother Roy Wills Jr.

A private family service will be held at Hippensteel Funeral Home, with interment at Indiana Creek Hill Cemetery. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care.

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

Sharon E. Carey

Sharon E. Carey

Aug. 21, 1942-Oct. 20, 2021

 

Sharon E. Carey, 79, of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 20, 2021, at I.U. Health, Lafayette.

She was born Aug. 21, 1942, at Crawfordsville, to Thomas and Helen (Lane) Oppy. She was a homemaker. She married Paul “David” Carey on July 14, 1963. He survives.

Surviving, along with her husband, are her children, Penny Carey of Lebanon, Sean (Tammy) of Crawfordsville and Holly (Mark) Mayer of Logansport; her siblings, Tom (Sue) Oppy, Sonya (Mike) Sosbe, Sheila (Jim) Fenters and Sandi Connally, all of Crawfordsville; her grandchildren, Alyssa Carey, Austin Carey, Cami (Zach) Riedel, Christian (Bailee) Hall, Brayton Carey and Colin Hall; and her two great-grandchildren, Qwinton Carey and Casen Hiatt.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with Pastor Patty Bymaster officiating. Friends may call noon until services Saturday. Cremation will follow services.

Condolences may be left at www.huntandson.com.

Ina Keesee

Ina Keesee

March 10, 1925-Oct. 20, 2021

 

Ina Keesee, 96, passed away peacefully and went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Ina was born March 10, 1925, at Crawfordsville, to Blanche (Fishero) and Percival Hall. She was a 1943 graduate of Crawfordsville High School. A member of Calvary Chapel Crawfordsville, Beta Sigma Pi and the Fireman’s Auxiliary. Places of employment included the Crawfordsville District Public Library and Montgomery County Assessor. She was also a civil service employee at the Alameda California Naval Air Station cutting engine lays for Norden bombsights during World War II.

She married John Keesee on June 6, 1943, at Crawfordsville. John and Ina were devoted parents to five children, Steve (Pam) Keesee, Sharon (Jim) Larew, David (Angela) Keesee, Tom (Delores) Keesee and Jeff (Kathleen) Keesee. Ina was the proud grandmother of 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Ina loved her family deeply, never missing a special event in their lives. She loved to cook, and was famous for her birthday and theme parties. She enjoyed reading and knitting, keeping every member of the family supplied with hand-knitted house slippers each Christmas. Ina had many mottos, but a family favorite was “Be yourself! Everyone else is taken.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband  John, a brother Roy Hall, a sister Ruth Barnard and a great-grandson Kayne.

Family and friends may call 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home Tuesday, with a service following at 3 p.m. Pastor David Keesee will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery South.

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

Kristopher Dale Tipton

Kristopher Dale Tipton

Feb. 16, 1984-Oct. 20, 2021

 

Kristopher Dale Tipton, 37, of Russellville passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

He was born Feb. 16, 1984, at Crawfordsville, to Russell Tipton and Carrie Sheets.

Kristopher attended North Putnam High School. He received his GED with honors. He enjoyed skateboarding and playing the guitar and drums. He had the biggest heart; he would give the shirt off his back to anyone. He adored his girls.

He is survived by his parents; three daughters, Jazlyn Tipton, Naomi Tipton and Nollie Tipton; seven siblings, Josh Newlin, Jessica VanScoyoc, Jordan Golladay, Ian Tipton, Jeremy Jones, Tatum Binford and Charlea Binford; material grandma, Carolyn Sue Sheets; paternal grandma, Judy Sheldon; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandpas, Teddy Eugene Sheets and Elbert Dutch Tipton.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 1p.m. The service will be live-streamed and recorded and can be viewed on Kristopher’s obituary page at sandersfuneralcare.com. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.

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

Karon Ann Matney Apple

Karon Ann Matney Apple

April 12, 1942-Oct. 21, 2021

 

Karon Ann Matney Apple of Crawfordsville died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Arrangements are pending.

Gloria Jean Arrigo

Gloria Jean Arrigo

Oct. 19, 2021

 

Gloria Jean Arrigo, 63, of Newtown died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, Oct. 19, 2021, in her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Josephine Marion Richey

Josephine Marion Richey

APRIL 19, 1938 – OCTOBER 22, 2021

 

Josephine Marion Richey, age 83, of Terre Haute, Indiana, passed away on October 22, 2021.

She was born April 19, 1938, in Terre Haute, Indiana, to Curtis J Eisman Sr. and Rosa (Masters) Eisman.

Josephine is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Carl William Richey Sr.; her five children: Jody Winko (Gary), Rosalie Dabelow (Marvin), Arlene Gavin, Carl W. Richey Jr. (Anna), and Louella Richey Brown (Marc); her 11 grandchildren: Christopher, Barry, and Nicholas Winko, Holly and Daniel Jaeger, Emily and Michael Gavin, Justin, Matthew, and Andrew Cobb, and Joey Brown; along with her 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings: Blanche Campbell, Curtis J. Eisman II (Lilly), June Davis, Betty Lou Wright (Sam), David Eisman, and nieces and nephews.

Josephine was known for her beautiful poetry. She was a published poet and majored in creative writing at Indiana State University. She enjoyed jewelry making, baking, and caring for her family. During her adult life, she served as a school crossing guard, preschool teacher, and assisted the city directory work.

She was a member of the International Society of Poets and Union Christian Church of Terre Haute.

Josephine is preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Helen Lykens, Rosalie Powell, Cora J. Germain, Ruth Ann Jones, and Norman L. Eisman.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021, from 10 am-12 pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. A Memorial service will begin at 12 pm with Pastor Ric May officiating, and a Chapel Committal service to follow.

Josephine will be laid to rest in the Chapel of Memories at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net.

Daniel Allen Cox

Daniel Allen Cox

NOVEMBER 14, 1943 – OCTOBER 21, 2021

 

Daniel A. Cox, 77, of Fillmore went to meet the Lord on October 21, 2021, at I. U. Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Ralph Cox and Josephine (McGinty) Cox. He married Sara (King) Cox in 1964, and she survives.

He graduated from Fillmore High School in 1962. Daniel was employed as a Quality Control Representative at Navistar for 41 ½ years retiring in 2004.

Mr. Cox was a member of Fillmore Methodist Church and Friendly Squares for many years. After retirement he and his wife spent their winters in Florida.

Additional survivors include his son, Randy Cox, (wife-Juleena), Fillmore; his daughter, Candace Williams, (husband-Sam), Bloomington; mother-in-law, Ruth King, Bluffton; five grandchildren, Tyler Cox, (wife-Tiffany), Greencastle, Tiffani O’Hair, Fillmore, Tessa Cox, (fiancé-Shawn Sullivan), Mt. Meridian, Brandon Buis, (wife-Jamie), Indianapolis, and Devin Kidwell, Bloomington; six great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Dr. Leonard King, (wife-Marjorie), Fort Wayne; brother, Jerry Cox, (wife-Pat), Mt. Meridian; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, David Cox; and his father-in-law, Rev. Norris King.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021, for family and friends at Stilesville Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Luncheon will at Fillmore Methodist Church.

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

Melissa Lea Morris

Melissa Lea Morris

March 4, 1976 - October 16, 2021

 

Melissa Lea Morris, 45 of Terre Haute, died October 16, 2021 in Indianapolis, IN. She was born March 4, 1976 in Kankakee, IL, the daughter of Larry Johnson and Joyce Karr Johnson. Melissa had been a traveling phlebotomist in the past. She and her husband Michael Morris were currently working for Midwest Bartending School, serving at many events in Indianapolis and the surrounding area.

Melissa, who was also known as Missy Harshberger in the past, was well known for her beauty, her love for fun times and her love for family.

She is survived by her children, Conlee Turner, Collins Turner, Mason Turner, Gracie Gress, Kylee Gress, and her daughter who died in infancy, Gabriella Gress; step-daughter, Jalyn Morris; the fathers of her children, Clayton Turner and Stan Gress; siblings, Art DuCharm, Mandy Vernon, Jackie DuCharm, Kim Bishop, Deanne Littleton; her mother Joyce Johnson and many friends.

Services will be held Saturday at 1:00pm at the Lawson-Miller Chapel. Visitation will be from 12-1.

Light a candle in her memory at www.lawson-millerchapel.com

Wilma Dean Proctor

Wilma Dean Proctor

AUGUST 28, 1924 – OCTOBER 17, 2021

 

Wilma Dean Proctor, age 97, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away from her earthly home into eternal life on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Wilma was born August 28, 1924.

She was born to Walter Henderson Poynter and Mary Elizabeth Blanton Poynter as one of six children. She was raised on their farm and graduated from Fillmore High School.

On April 1, 1945, she married the love of her life, Leo Proctor, a week after he returned from the service. They were married for 68 years and had three children.

Though she loved golfing, fishing, crocheting, and volunteer service, she was most devoted to her family, never missing an opportunity to be with any and all of them. She loved her church and spent many years serving there. She also served many years as a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader. She worked alongside her husband, Leo, in their business, Greencastle Tractor Sales, for many years.

She was preceded in death by husband Leo and son David Allen, her parents, Walter and Mary and stepmother Ann; her sisters Ruth Stranger, Helen Fine, Mary Fern Proctor and Betty Zeiner; her brother Walter Lee Poynter.

She was survived by: Daughters Janice Hodges (Daryl) and Darla Thompson; grandchildren Eric Hodges (Amy), Alisa Whitener (Kent), Andrea Clinebelle (Kevin) and Vanessa Thompson; Great-grandchildren Carina, Laurel, William and Margaret Hodges, Lydia, Melanie, and Timothy Clinebelle, Grant and Owen Whitener and many nieces and nephews.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to the very end and will be greatly missed.

Services at Hopkins Rector at 12:00 PM on Friday, October 22, 2021. Viewing will be held from 10:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family requested that contributions be made to First Baptist Church of Greencastle.

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Patricia Maryland Miner

Patricia Maryland Miner

NOVEMBER 28, 1934 – OCTOBER 19, 2021

 

Patricia Maryland Miner, 86, of Greencastle passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Mill Pond Health Campus.

Patricia was born in Muncie on November 28, 1934 the daughter of Dewey David and Geneva E. (Dilley) Jarrett.

Mrs. Miner was a member of 1st Christian Church in Greencastle, and was also a member of the Putnam County Museum. She attended Ball State University, Ivy Tech Community College, and Butler University. Patricia worked as an Office Manager for Ivy Tech for 27 years, and volunteered for the Putnam County Public Library for many years.

Survivors include her daughter, Jackie Buttram, (David); a son, John Miner, (Monica); seven grandchildren, Tracy Creek, Kelly Avenatti, Brady Little, Carrie Hook, (Jon), Joey Buttram, Mollie Miner, and Sarah Miner; ten great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Marcia Harmon, (Jeff); a brother-in-law, James Miner, (Lucy); a son-in-law, Brian Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 53 years, John C. Miner; a daughter, Jody Smith, two brothers, Paul Jarrett, and Bob Jarrett; and two sisters, Norma Wagner, and Jayne Smith.

A memorial service will be held at a later date

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

Tom West

Tom West

August 20, 1939 - October 20, 2021

 

Thomas “Tom” Ray West, 82, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Tom was born to the late Douglas and Eva Glow (Taylor) West in Brazil, Indiana on August 20, 1939.
Tom graduated from Brazil High School in 1957, where he was known as “Yum Yum” and was a great athlete playing football and running track. On September 20, 1957, Tom married his high school sweetheart, the love of his life, Marsha Burns. After high school Tom worked at Bedwell Tires, Omar Bread, and was a machinist at Allison Transmission. After these jobs, Tom began college at Indiana State University continuing with his degree at Indiana University in Astrophysics . He returned to Indiana State University to complete his masters degree in Physics. Tom taught at Brebeuf Preparatory School where he was the girls tennis coach and won five state championships. After his time at Brebeuf he began teaching at Tri-West High School where he coached track and football. During his time at Tri-West High School, he was recognized as the employee who was most influential for a students academic career. After ending his teaching career, Tom began farming. Tom always enjoyed challenges of building and creating, he built some farm equipment, and then began building his dream, a sailboat named Faith.
Tom began construction on Faith in the fall of 2008 with the help of many close friends and family. He continued building Faith for the next five years, before she was finally ready to be launched. Faith was launched in Cincinnati where she sailed down several rivers and channels to Mobile Bay in Alabama where she entered the Gulf. Tom and Marsha lived on Faith for seven years while he continued making interior improvements.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Frank West, sister-in-law, Cindy Lowdermilk and husband Darrell, niece, Natalie Lowdermilk, and one nephew, Nathan West.
Tom is survived by his wife, Marsha, two children, Rebekah Foltz, and Peggy Tingley (Tom Ramsey), two grandchildren, Brandon Orman (Shayla), and Thomas Orman, two great grandchildren, Aliyah and Liam Orman, brother, Speck West (Brenda), and sister, Lois Schrock (Richard). He is also survived by his sisters in law, Suzanne West, and Rita Dierdorff (Mark), and two brothers in law, Wayne Burns (Marilyn) and Lloyd Burns (Mary).
Visitation will be held Monday, October 25th from 10 AM until 2 PM at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave in Brazil. A masonic service performed by the Bowling Green Masonic Lodge will begin at 2 PM. The funeral service will begin following the masonic service. Burial will follow at Poland Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Croy’s Creek Christian Church, 8921 West County Road 1075 South, Reelsville, Indiana 46171.

Jeremy Travis Rich

Jeremy Travis Rich

July 19, 1975-Oct. 19, 2021

 

Jeremy Travis Rich, 46, of Crawfordsville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.

He was born July 19, 1975, at Lafayette, to James Edward Rich II and Peggy Lucille (Skinkle) Fischer.

Jeremy graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1993. He recently worked at Metronet as an installer. He enjoyed playing the guitar, fishing, being outdoors and hiking. He loved spending time with his children and his dog Shadow. He attended Freedom Church in Lebanon. He also enjoyed reading his Bible and his saltwater fish tanks. He loved helping people.

He is survived by his parents, James Rich and Peggy (Mark) Fischer; two sons, Logan and Gavin Rich; three daughters, Hanna (Devin) Alexander, Isabelle Rich and Olivia Rich; grandson Waylon Alexander; three siblings, Linda Rich, Jamie Rich and Jay Rich; and his dog, Shadow.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandma Frances Skinkle; grandma Ester Veach; grandfather Bud Skinkle; great aunt Barbara Skinkle; and grandma Alice Mills.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Monday, Oct. 25, from noon until the time of funeral service at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses. You can mail a donation to Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or donate by clicking on the Donation Tab at the top of Jeremy’s obituary page.

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

Peggy Ann (LaFoe) Bowling

Peggy Ann (LaFoe) Bowling

May 1, 1967-Oct. 18, 2021

 

Peggy Ann (LaFoe) Bowling of Veedersburg passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in her sleep at home.

Peggy was born May 1, 1967, at Danville, Illinois, the daughter of Paul William “Dutch” and Donna May (Boyd) La Foe. She had been married to Terry Bowling, and they were blessed with a son Caleb.

She is a graduate of Fountain Central High School, class of 1985. She had been employed in Montgomery County as a 911 dispatcher for several years; and more recently she had been employed at Casey’s in Veedersburg.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Donna La Foe, and younger brother, Wesley La Foe.

She will be remembered always by her son and daughter-in-law, Caleb and Elizabeth Bowling; her four grandchildren, Dixxiie, Remington, Haisley and Jethro; her father, Dutch La Foe; sister Jodi (John P. “JP”) Curtis; and many more family and friends.

A celebration of life will be 3-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

James 'Jim' Richard Hutchins

James ‘Jim’ Richard Hutchins

Sept. 15, 1949-Feb. 17, 2021

 

James “Jim” Richard Hutchins passed away on Feb. 17, 2021, in the emergency room of St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, Illinois, of acute respiratory failure.

Jim was born Sept. 15, 1949, at Crawfordsville, to Richard J. and Virginia Kerr Hutchins. He grew up in Roachdale, Indiana, graduating from Roachdale High School in 1967. Jim graduated from Indiana State University in 1971, then was very happy to work for many years in piano and organ sales in Lafayette, Indiana, and Michigan.

Jim was married to Carol Fanetti on April 24, 1993, and resided in their home at Mt. Olive, Illinois, until his death. Carol passed away Aug. 4, 2021.

Jim is survived by one cousin, Helen Millikin of Rockford, Illinois, and one brother, Joe Hutchins of Crawfordsville.

There were no services held and cremation was chosen by both with ashes scattered on the family lot in Illinois. Becker and Son Funeral Home at Mt. Olive was in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Ann Dazey Bane

Patricia Ann Dazey Bane

Oct. 15, 2021

 

Patricia Ann Dazey Bane, age 89 of Wingate, passed away at 11:01 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in The Springs of Lafayette, following a period of failing health.

She was born Patricia Ann Dazey, the youngest daughter of Charley and Verna (Rodgers) Dazey. Patricia was a lifelong resident of Wingate, born on “Bristle Ridge” just a couple miles east of town. She married Kenneth Bane, her high school sweetheart at 18, and had their first son, Phillip, soon after. Peggy came along on our dad’s birthday May 16, 1963, and Jeff was born Sept. 4, 1964.

Early in their marriage Kenny worked at the Bane sawmill for a period, but soon bought a truck and contracted with Dallas and Mavis car transport company, hauling Studebaker automobiles from South Bend, Indiana to Billings Montana. Pat operated “The North End” restaurant and Marathon gas station, as the name implies on the north side of Wingate. To this day, there’s still a Marathon station at the exact location. Both were entrepreneurs at heart and each was supportive of the other in all their business decisions. Both worked hard and they didn’t stop until the task at hand was finished.

After relocating their business from the North End, to the building adjacent their home, most meal times were spent at the kitchen table “watching the gas pumps.” Rarely did they have a meal without interruption. Kenny tuned up cars, changed tires and was an accomplished welder; Pat washed cars, kept the books and waited on customers at the gas pumps. It was a true partnership!

In 1967 they were looking to do something different, so Kenny answered an advertisement posted the Crawfordsville newspaper by the J. I Case Company looking for someone to establish a J.I. Case Dealership in Montgomery County. Pat thought Kenny had lost his mind. But once the decision was made, she was the greatest cheerleader of this newest endeavor, Bane Equipment Sales! Today the Bane-Welker organization has grown to 15 locations in Indiana and Ohio.

Pat continued to work through mid-June of 2021 “running her route” making deliveries, mostly between the Crawfordsville and Wingate locations but often went to Lafayette and Lebanon picking up diesel pumps, delivering farmer parts and getting candy for the guys at Sam’s Club. Her work ethic was to be admired. She lived to work and had no time for laziness.

She loved her husband, Kenneth, loved her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and all of her extended family. She always enjoyed getting together with friends and family for birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and other special occasions.

On top of all this, she was a great supporter of her small town of Wingate and New Hope Chapel, her local church. She had a great recipe (all in her head) for potato salad and was often asked to make large quantities for the sweet corn festival, church smorgasbords, Bane/Case IH open houses, etc. She always volunteered to help.

Patricia and Kenny saw the need for a restaurant in Wingate, so they, along with nine other leaders in the community formed The Spartan Group, to create a restaurant. The group never expected a financial return on their investment, but through more hard work and additional financial assistance as needed, there is a restaurant in Wingate to this day. They saw the value in providing this to their “community”!

She was somewhat of the “town historian.” She and Dallas Jones were the “go-to people” for recalling names of former residents and businesses that occupied our community. Sadly, with her passing and and most of the original Spartan Group, much of the history will go unrecorded. But much of what they accomplished will not go unnoticed!!

Surviving are: two sons, Phillip (Sally) Bane and Jeff (Sheila) Bane, both of Wingate; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and son-in-law Mark Drenth.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth; daughter Peggy, who preceded her just 16 days earlier; and her siblings, Lucille Lane, Lois Dejardin, Kathryn Breaks, Virgil Dazey, Robert Dazey and Carolyn (Lane) Wilson, who was raised by Charley and Verna from a young age and was nearly a “sister.”

This is just a brief “snapshot” of Pat’s full life and those of you who knew and loved her will understand.

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at New Hope Chapel, Wingate, with Pastor Duane Mycroft officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wingate.

Memorial contributions may be directed to New Hope Chapel, Wingate or Greenlawn Cemetery, Wingate.

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

Clifton Darrell Wilson Jr.

Clifton Darrell Wilson Jr.

March 23, 1972-Oct. 16, 2021

 

Clifton Darrell “C.D” Wilson Jr. of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 16, 2021, at home. He was 49.

He worked at Hardee’s as an assistant manager and then at Kroger as manager of the meat department. He was a member of Grace Family Church of God, where he had served as a trustee. He was a huge IU fan that also loved NASCAR and the Colts. He especially loved his nieces and nephews.

Born March 23, 1972, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Clifton Darrell Wilson Sr. and Linda K. Eubanks Wilson. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1991.

Surviving family includes: parents, Clifton Wilson Sr. and Linda Wilson of Crawfordsville; brother Thomas Wilson (Christina) of Crawfordsville; sister Angie K. Wilson of Beverly Hills, Florida; three nieces, Jodi, Jessica and Ashlyn; nephew Dakota; great-nephew Raiden; and two great-nieces, Emily and Raelyn.

The family plans to have a service to celebrate his life at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Grace Family Church. Arrangements were made through Burkhart Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Toys for Tots or bring items to the memorial service.

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

Patty D. Carter

Patty D. Carter

June 3, 1967-Oct. 18, 2021

 

Patty D. (Phillips) Carter, 54, formerly of Wingate and had been residing in Veedersburg, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in I.U. Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.

Patty was born June 3, 1967, at Somerset, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Luther D. Phillips of Attica and Elvie (Tucker) Holycross of Veedersburg. She was raised in Attica, graduating from Attica High School in 1985. Patty formerly lived for several years in Wingate and just recently moved to Veedersburg.

Patty worked as a postal clerk for the Mellott Post Office.

Patty served as a co-Girl Scout leader for the Linden Girl Scout Troop # 2183. She was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking and baking. Her greatest pastime was the time she spent with her family and traveling with family on vacations.

She was formerly married to Joe Carter.

She leaves behind her daughter, Lillyann “Lilly” Kaydence Carter, Wingate; her parents, Luther D. Phillips and Elvie (Tucker) Holycross; two sisters, Penny (Kenny) Krout, Covington, and Marla (Jack) Tanner, Marshfield; brother Tim (Angela) Phillips, Lafayette; two step-sisters, Kathy (Justin) Kline, Oakwood, Illinois, and Ramona (Larry) Bartlett, Danville, Illinois; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by step-mother JoAnn Phillips; step-father Ray Holycross; and niece Allyson Jordan.

Friends may call 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at Maus Funeral Home, Attica. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 at the funeral home, with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Baptist Cemetery, west of Newtown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Paws ‘n Claws Animal Shelter south of Attica or the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County.

Condolences may be sent online to www.mausfuneralhome.com.

Daniel Lee 'Dan' Covault

Daniel Lee ‘Dan’ Covault

Oct. 17, 1966-Oct. 19, 2021

 

Daniel Lee “Dan” Covault, 55, of Veedersburg passed away at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at Fountain Springs in Covington.

Dan was born Oct. 17, 1966, at Danville, Illinois, the son of Fred F. Covault and Jo Ann Zick. They have preceded him in death.

Surviving family include: two brothers, Travis (Sherry) Covault, Veedersburg, and Waylon (Brandy) Smith, Attica; sister Priscilla (Jason) Hetrick, Veedersburg; and seven nieces and nephews, Dustin Smith, Sutton Smith, Chelsey Smith, Taylor Snoddy, Alexis Cates, Hunter Hetrick and Brooke Covault.

Dan was employed as dock supervisor at Caterpillar in Lafayette, where he also operated forklifts. Prior to that he had been employed at Furrows in Lafayette for 19 years. He loved his job and he loved to work, but in his free time he enjoyed being outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, floating down the Wabash River with his dog Roscoe (who has also preceded him in death), and he enjoyed mushrooming and Indianapolis Colts football.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Osborn Prairie Cemetery near Veedersburg.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

Marilyn Harris

Marilyn Harris

Jan. 7, 1938-Oct. 20, 2021

 

Marilyn Harris of rural Crawfordsville died early Wednesday morning, Oct. 20, 2021, at the age of 83. Arrangements are pending at Burkhart Funeral Home.

Alen Dean Hinds

Alen Dean Hinds

Nov. 23, 1948-Oct. 19, 2021

 

Alen Dean Hinds, 72, of Waynetown passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at IU Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, after a short battle with COVID.

He was born Nov. 23, 1948, at Indianapolis, to Robert Dean and Marguerite Lee (Parish) Hinds. 

Alen graduated from Arlington High School in Indianapolis. On Oct. 17, 1982, he married the love of his life, Debra Polley, who survives. He was a mechanic for many years and then retired from Raybestos after 16 years. He was a simple man that enjoyed staying on the farm and enjoyed gardening, fishing and working on the farm. 

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Debra of Waynetown; his mother, Marguerite Hinds of Indianapolis; son Robert Allen Hinds of Brownsburg; special nephew Stephen McKnight of Thorntown, whom Alen raised; two sisters, Kay Hinds and Mary (John Stoughton) Hinds, both of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Hinds; daughter Megan McCallister Hinds; and grandson Devic Carter Addler.

Visitation will be at Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care, 202 Bratton Road, Waynetown, on Sunday, Oct. 24 from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4:30 p.m., with Pastor Dorman Winger officiating. The service will be recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Cremation will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care entrusted with care. 

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

Troy Allen Light

Troy Allen Light

Oct. 16, 1956-Oct. 19, 2021

 

Troy Allen Light, 65, of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.

He was born Oct. 16, 1956, at Indianapolis, to the late Harold and Evelyn (Wilson) Light.

Troy graduated from Speedway High School in 1976. He married the love of his life, Cindy Jane Ross, on May 14, 1983. He worked at MCL Cafeterias and Crown Cork & Seal. He retired from LSC Communications in 2020. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family, models and matchbox cars. Since being retired, he could be found relaxing. Troy was known as a hard worker who loved his family. He loved animals and animals loved him, especially his kitten Shadow.

Troy is survived by his wife; son Kyle (Jessi) Light; three grandchildren, Claudia Caldwell and Drew and Alex Sells; three brothers, Mark (Cindy) Light, Craig (Billi) Light and Brian (Nora) Light; sister Pamela (Clark) Brooks; sister-in-law Debra Light; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and  brother Keith Light.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Friday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

Sipriana Bussing

Sipriana Bussing

March 26, 1929 - October 16, 2021

 

Sipriana Bussing, 92, of Brazil, IN died shortly after sunrise on Saturday, October 16, 2021 after a brief stay at the Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility in Knightsville, IN. She was born March 26, 1929 in Ellsworth, KS, to Jose and Jesse Uribe Rodriguez. She was the oldest of 11 children. She was a graduate of Ellsworth High School, the class of 1948.


She married John E Bussing on March 1, 1957 in Ellsworth, KS. They started their journey together by starting a family and enjoying the culture, sights and sounds of Asia, Central Europe and the US. This included time at airbases in the US, France and Japan. The family enjoyed several years of exploring the cultures and sights of the various places they were stationed.


Once her husband retired from the United States Air Force, they settled back in Brazil to raise their 5 children. She worked at Columbia House Records in the late 70’s/early 80’s. She held several positions that focused on the manufacturing of 8-tracks and cassettes tapes. She then worked at Palmby Coast to Coast Hardware. She retired from Sam’s Hardware in the early 90’s.


Sipriana and her husband could be seen at many auctions in and around Brazil. They hosted their own yard sales several times throughout the year. They especially enjoyed selling their treasures during the Covered Bridge Festival to repeat customers who faithfully returned year after year.


She was a life long member of the Annunciation Catholic Church. She was very active serving as Secretary of the Mother’s Club, preparing food for various activities and cleaning the altar cloths. Sipriana was also very active in various clubs including quilting, herb and garden clubs. She loved to sew and cook. As an accomplished seamstress she won several blue ribbons at the local 4-H fair over many years. Her granddaughters loved the dresses, costumes and baby doll quilts she made for them. She was also known to fix a bunny who had lost its nose! She was an avid Colts football fan, enjoyed polka music and the Texas Tenors. As a special surprise the Texas Tenors sent her a singing 90th Birthday video! She had a love of Vera Bradley purses and Longaberger baskets.


Sipriana was preceded in death by her husband, John, her son, John Jr., and son-in-law, Kip Kumpf. Her siblings Mary Lou Botello, John, Angel, Danny, Rudy and Marc Rodriguez. In-laws Georgia Rodriguez, Mary Rodriguez, Robert Lutz, Tony Botello, Michael, James, and Charles Bussing, Kay Bussing, and Ervin Cox.


Sipriana is survived by her children, Kirstin Kumpf, Brazil, Melanie Taylor (Dennis Graf), Channahon, IL, Cecilia and Charles Miles, El Dorado Hills, CA, and Eric Bussing (Brian Leedy), Chicago, IL.


Eight grandchildren: Shawna Duncan, Kyle (Sarah) Kumpf, Olivia (Kurt) Doughty, Zachary (Jessica) Kumpf, Tavia Taylor, Sydney Taylor, Carlina Miles and Spencer Miles.
Seven great grandchildren: Lydia, Evan and Ethan Kumpf, Jordan and Jaidyn Berry, Ayden Duncan and Joseph Doughty.


Siblings: Lupe Lutz, Frances (James) Jacobo, Joe Rodriguez and Leon (Juanita) Rodriguez. In-laws Connie Rodriguez, Petra Rodriguez, Genie Rodriguez, Robert (Sue) Bussing, Stephen Bussing, Paulette (Richard) Johnson, Peg Arnold, Mary Jo Cox, Margaret Bussing, Carol Bussing and many nieces, nephews and extended family.


Visitation will be Thursday at French Funeral Home from 4 to 8pm with Rosary at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11:00am at Annunciation Catholic Church with Father John Hollowell officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Cemetery.


The family requests memorial contributions be directed to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry or to the charity of your choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. You may light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.

Harriet Ann Harrison

Harriet Ann Harrison

March 31, 1939-Oct. 14, 2021

 

Harriet Ann Harrison of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 14, 2021, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. She was 82.

She worked at the Ginger-Boo in high school, then at Roberto’s Pizza, babysat for many years and then went to work at Terra Knife (now Banjo Corp.) and worked there over 30 years. She was a member of Woodland Heights Christian Church. She liked to people watch, and make things using plastic canvas.

Born March 31, 1939, at Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Eddie Harrison Sr. and Gladys Wilson Harrison. She graduated from New Ross High School in 1959.

Surviving family includes: daughter Stephanie Harrison-Weaver of Crawfordsville; two grandchildren, Nathanial Weaver (Brittany Lohorn-Weaver) and Nicholas Weaver; four great-grandchildren, Olivia Weaver, Kaydenn Weaver, Kamryn Beard and Lorin Beard; two sisters, Mary Beth Brown and Linda Harrison Bell; two brothers, Paul (Wanda) Harrison and Steve (Julie) Harrison; nephews and nieces like siblings to Stephanie, Kevin Bell, Brian Bell, Joe Brown, Sean Brown and Tonya Brown; along with many additional nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Florence Jane, Harold, Bobby, Billy, Junior, Jack and Phyllis.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., with a service starting at 5:30 p.m., led by Pastor Greg McDonald.

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

John P. Weesner

John P. Weesner

Jan. 10, 1949-Oct. 14, 2021

 

John P. Weesner, 72, of Darlington passed away Thursday morning at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

Mr. Weesner retired from the VA Administration building in Indianapolis, where he was a clerical worker who was never late and never missed a day in 41 years. He was a member of Gateway Apostolic, now known as Hope Chapel.  He liked Bible study and researched world history during the Biblical age. He was dependable, honest and obedient to God’s word. He also enjoyed birdwatching and had several birdfeeders.

Born Jan 10, 1949, at Darlington, he was the son of Erving B. Weesner and Alice McClaskey Weesner. He graduated from the Indiana School for the Deaf.

Surviving family includes: brother Robert E. Weesner (wife Laine) of Independence, Kentucky; nephew Marshall Weesner of Cincinnati, Ohio; niece Lerin Middendorf of Independence, Kentucky; along with close friend, Pastor Everett Davenport.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville. Services will begin at 1 p.m., led by Pastor Everett Davenport. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Darlington.

Donations in memory of John Weesner may be made to the Indiana School for the Deaf, 1200 East 42nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46205.

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

Judith Ann Stovall

Judith Ann Stovall

October 11, 1937 - October 14, 2021

 

Judith “Judy” Ann Stovall, 84, of Brazil, Indiana passed away at her home, on October 14, 2021.

Judy was born in Danville, Illinois, on October 11, 1937, the daughter of Roy and Bonnie (Akers) Garrison. Judy graduated from Danville High School with the class of 1955. While living in Danville she attended the Second Church of Christ where she was baptized.

Judy married Robert “Bob” Stovall on January 6, 1957. Judy loved cats and was a supporter of the Clay County Humane Society. She was a dedicated mother and wife and loved caring for others.

She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Bonnie Garrison.

Judy leaves behind her husband Bob Stovall; her son David Stovall; her daughter Laurie Lukanich and husband Jim of Texas; a grandson Nicholas Groemminger of Pennsylvania.

Services will be held at French Funeral Home 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 1:00pm. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clay County Humane Society 8280 N County Rd 125 W #7535, Brazil, IN 47834.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

Cathryn Sinders

Cathryn Sinders

September 20, 1927 - October 14, 2021

 

Cathryn Ann Sinders, 94, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Cathryn was born to the late Cecil Wiggins and Lola (Nickey) Sharp on September 20, 1927.
Cathryn attended Clay City High School where she played the snare drum and was drum major of the band. After graduating from high school, Cathryn married the love of her life, Robert Sinders, who preceded her in death on April 19, 2016. Cathryn was a homemaker, a mother, and a grandmother. Spending time and taking care of her family was very important to her. She was a member of Staunton Methodist Church for over 50 years.
Cathryn is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother, Charles Wiggins.
Cathryn is survived by her daughters, Nikki Fox and Terri Hardey (Richard), grandchildren, Chris Hardey (Lisa), Brad Hardey, Wendy Kreiger (Andrew), Josh Hardey (Sky), Shaun Hardey (Diandra), Michael Fox (Jennifer), Heather O’Neil (Joe), Ashley Fox-Light, and Patrick Fox, great grandchildren, Britnee Hardey, Lexi Hardey, Brayln Hardey, Kamryn Hardey, Devon Hardey, Brayden Kreiger, Kynsley Kreiger, River Hardey, Shiloh Hardey, Rowan Hardey, Alex Fox, Gabe Fox, Seb Fox, Hanna O’Neil, Collin O’Neil, Violet Light, and Lily Light, one great great granddaughter, Freya Purdue.
Cathryn’s wishes were to be cremated, with her cremated remains to be buried at a later date at Clearview Cemetery beside her husband.

 

Doris I. Ley

Doris I. Ley

July 1, 1928 - October 11, 2021

 

Doris I. Ley of Stuart Florida, and formally of Terre Haute, Indiana, passed on to be with the Lord, Monday, October 11, 2021.

Doris is survived by her son, Robert Alan Ley and her daughter, Susan Ley Kujawa, both of Stuart, Florida and six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Doris graduated from Clay City High School and was employed by the Clay City Phone Company. She became a stay-at-home mother and loved being with family and friends. In 2017 Doris and her husband Graydon moved to Florida to be with family.

A memorial service will be held at Christ Fellowship Church, 10205 Pratt Whitney Road, Stuart, Florida on Saturday, October 23rd at 3:00pm. Viewing will begin at 2:30pm for family and friends.

Burial will be at St. Peters Cemetery - 6414 South County Road in Clay City, Indiana, on Saturday, October 30, at 11:00am.

Edward Hjalmar Nelson

Edward Hjalmar Nelson

June 21, 1937 - Sept. 28, 2021

 

Born June 21, 1937 in Lewisburg, PA | Died Sept. 28, 2021, Albany, New York

 

Ed “Swede” Nelson spent his first four years on the mission field in the remote jungles of China with his doctor and nurse parents. His father perished in an accident there, and his mother brought their three young children home, arriving to mainland U.S. through Pearl Harbor only weeks before it was bombed. He spent the next few years in Manitou Springs, Colorado, with his grandparents.

Ed was a budding disc jockey at Goshen (Indiana) High School, then pursued a degree in secondary education at ISU. He enlisted in the Army in 1958, trained as a radio communications specialist, was stationed near the DMZ at the Armed Forces Korea Network radio, and later served at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He returned to ISU in 1961 to complete his B.S./M.S. degrees.

Ed taught speech, debate and dramatics at Crawfordsville High School, 1963-1972, where his speech team won many titles. He moved the family to Mattoon, Illinois, to teach, and then to SIU where he earned a master’s degree in resource planning and management. Throughout his career, he held camp director, executive director and management positions, ending with five years as Professor of Speech Communications at Ivy Tech Lafayette.

In the early 1980s, Ed helped establish Zionsville Presbyterian Church, remaining involved there for many years.

Ed was predeceased by his beloved wife, Judith Hill Nelson, and his father and mother, Dr. Chet Nelson and Dorothy F. (Nelson) McFarland.

He is survived by brother, Dwight (Anna) Nelson; sister Carolyn McFarland; four daughters, Ingrid Nelson, Crawfordsville, Julie (Doug) Mark, Lebanon, Alisa (Jeff) Brummer, Fairview, Oregon, and Ericka (Brent) Howard, Valley Falls, New York; 10 grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Carolyn Gilland

Carolyn Gilland

Dec. 25, 1941-Sept. 24, 2021

 

Carolyn Gilland, 79, of Logansport left this life unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Chase Center.

In 1941, on Christmas Day, she was born in Indianapolis, to the late Everett and Josephine (Bannon) Warrick.

Carolyn grew up in the small town of Mellott. After suffering from a severe case of the mumps in fourth grade, Carolyn was completely deaf. She learned sign language and could read lips extremely well. After graduating from Richland High School, Carolyn attended College of the Deaf in Washington, D.C. One of the most poignant things she experienced during that time occurred when the colleges students lined the streets of the Capitol as President Kennedy’s procession entered Arlington National Cemetery.

Carolyn was retired from White-Rodgers/Essex Wire, where she had worked as an assembler. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. During the 80’s, Carolyn was active as a member of the Moose Auxiliary.

Surviving, are: daughter Karen Gilland Leffert (Mike Kinsey), Logansport; son Greg Gilland, Logansport; brother Larry Warrick, Crawfordsville; and her precious grandchildren, Andrew Sullivan, Alexandra Zeising (Garrett), Megan Sullivan (Michael), Gage Costello, Dakota Gilland, and Tanna Hylton; and great-granddaughter Lauren Zeising.

She was preceded in death by daughter Kendra Gilland Wilkinson; a twin sister, who died at birth; as well as another sister and several brothers.

A memorial service celebrating Carolyn’s life will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 in Fisher Funeral Chapel 1801 Chase Road, Logansport. Friends will be received 4-6 p.m. Oct. 15 prior to the service in the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

You may share memories and leave condolences on Carolyn’s Tribute Wall at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.

Madalon J. 'Billie' Kouns Smith

Madalon J. ‘Billie’ Kouns Smith

Nov. 9, 1943-Sept. 13, 2021

 

Madalon J. “Billie” Kouns Smith, 77, formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Sept. 13, 2021, at her home, with family at her side.

Billie was born Nov. 9, 1943, at Ashland, Kentucky, to the late Gerald E. and Frances E. Kouns.

Surviving is son Jeffrey R. (Sherrie) Smith of Waynetown; three brothers, John, Charles and Gerald B. and three sisters, Elizabeth Fultz, Connie Lambert and Sabra Back, all of Ashland; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Danny J. and Richard H. Private services were held in Ashland on Sept. 22, 2021.

Patricia Ann Dazey Bane

Patricia Ann Dazey Bane

Oct. 15, 2021

 

Patricia Ann Dazey Bane, 89, of Wingate died at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at The Springs of Lafayette following a period of failing health. Arrangments are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Cindy Kay Kowitz

Cindy Kay Kowitz

March 19, 1957 - October 13, 2021

 

Cindy K. (Fulmer) Kowitz, 64, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at Union Hospital, in Terre Haute, Indiana on October 13, 2021 following a lengthy illness.

Cindy was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 19, 1957, the daughter of Charles W. and Rosemary (Bolin) Fulmer. She graduated from Martinsville High School with the class of 1975. She married Keith Kowitz on December 1, 1990. Cindy worked as an LPN at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. She also worked as a home health nurse specializing in special needs children.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years Keith A. Kowitz of Brazil. She is also survived by her sister Kathy Smith of Martinsville, a brother Jeff Fulmer of Martinsville, half-brother Gary Frazier of Florida, sisters-in-law Janice Fulmer and Kathy Stephens, a brother-in-law Samuel Colclasure as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Charles Fulmer, mother Rosemary Bolin Fulmer, a sister Karen Bishop, brother Bill Fulmer, brother-in-law Kevin Kowitz, sister-in-law Kim Colclasure.

Per Cindy’s request, no services will be conducted. A memorial celebration will be conducted at a later date.

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

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

Frances Rose Deal Wyndham Bieker

Frances Rose Deal Wyndham Bieker

September 6, 1934 - October 13, 2021

 

Frances Rose Deal Wyndham Bieker, 87 of Brazil went to be with the Lord October 13, 2021.

She is survived by her sister Betty Reckerd and a brother Kenny Deal. She was blessed with four sons, Randy D. Wyndham his wife Sally, Brian L. Wyndham his wife Connie, Larry P. Wyndham his wife Becki, and Tate R. Wyndham and his wife Jody. She has 7 grandchildren Brian Wyndham his wife Shawnesse, Ostan Wyndham his wife Tanya, Cara Stringer her husband Michael, Roy Wyndham his wife Olivia, Jamie Thiemann her husband Austin, Tony, and Trace Wyndham. Her great-grandchildren are Brittany, Craig, Brian Jr, Destin, Sebastian, Gabe, Kai, Anderson, Nolan Thiemann, Nora Thiemann, and Reese Wyndham and a large extended family.

Francie is known for her music throughout the Wabash Valley as church pianist and organist as well as playing for several gospel groups. She also was very successful as a salesperson for Aflac and became District Manager. She was a graduate of Brazil High School. Francie resided at Villas of Hollybrook sharing her music with the other residents. She loved her Lord and shared his love wherever she went. She will truly be missed by family and friends.

Francie’s family will welcome friends to Lawson Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Monday, October 18, 2021 from 4-6pm. Services will follow at 6pm. Burial will be held at a later date at Summit Lawn Cemetery.

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

Mary Louise Morris

Mary Louise Morris

NOVEMBER 28, 1930 – OCTOBER 13, 2021

 

Mary Louise Morris passed away from a broken heart on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. She would have been 91 on the 28th of November. Her son and daughter-in-law had tragically passed earlier this summer.

Mary grew up in Terre Haute and on her family's farm in Marshall, Illinois. She was surrounded by eight aunts and uncles, many of whom were the same age as she and her sister, Louise. It was the heart of the Depression and Mary, Louise, and their Aunt Katherine shared a bicycle to school - one riding, one on the back, and one on the handlebars. They cleaned the one-room schoolhouse every day after school for the princely sum of a nickel a week. Each.

During WWII, Mary moved to Chicago to work in the factories, but found time to be the star "jammer" on Chicago's professional roller derby team. After the war, she returned to Indiana, and met and married Donald E. Morris, who had just returned from the occupational forces in Europe. Shortly after, their son, Donald Wayne Morris, was born. Mary was a fiercely protective mother, working hard jobs at Columbia Records and Pfizer to purchase the next guitar for the center of her universe, "Donnie Wayne."

Mary was her son's biggest supporter, from Little League, through his music career (Don is a member of the Vigo County Musician's Hall of Fame), and as a Vigo County Councilman. Her love for Don was only rivaled by the love for her grandchildren, Carson and Paul.

Mary was the epitome of our "Greatest Generation." She was tougher than nails, spoke her mind, and was protective of those she loved. She asked for nothing and gave everything. She will be sincerely missed by the people and animals who were fortunate enough to know her.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Terre Haute Humane Society, for the medical care and well-being of local animals.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 11am -1pm. Funeral service will begin at 1pm with Pastor Jim Elliott officiating. Graveside committal will follow immediately after.

Mary will be laid to rest, next to her husband, at Roselawn Memorial Park.

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

Arthur Willard Culver

Arthur Willard Culver

December 1, 1932 - October 11, 2021

 

Arthur Willard Culver, 88, of Terre Haute, Indiana, passed away at his home, on October 11, 2021 following a lengthy illness.

Art was born on December 1, 1932, in Kalamazoo, Michigan the son of Arthur E. and Ruby Lee (Simpson) Culver. Art served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict in Company C 826th Tank Battalion where he served as a Tank Gunner. He was honorably discharged in 1955 as a Corporal. As a civilian Art worked as a truck driver for Davis Motor Freight for several years. He also worked as an independent truck driver / owner operator. Art was dedicated to the trucking business and was a powerful advocate for the Independent Trucker Movement.

Art was a member of the Union Christian Church, in Terre Haute. He enjoyed writing poetry, playing cards, and working outside. As a young man he loved riding horses and attending to the family farm.

He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Ruby Culver; sisters: Shirley Maywood, Delores Tipton, Mary Rouse, Sharon Craft, and Gladys Gillespie.

Art is survived by his wife Sandy Culver whom he married on January 29, 1999. He also leaves behind 3 sons: David Scott Culver of Texas, Steven Christopher Culver of Michigan, and Michael Alan Culver and wife Rozalina of Dallas, Texas; step-children: Bill Chamberlin and wife Chandi, Cindy Ehrat and husband Michael, Angela Lorton and husband Dennis, Amy Belcher and husband Josh, and Tara MacDonald and husband Greg; grandchildren: Renae, Steven, Kayla, Jesse, Austin, Kelsy, Levi, Jacob, Brady, Jalon, Andrew, Joshua, Nathanael, Rebekah, Ava, and Emma; a brother Wally Culver and wife Sandy; as well as several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Graveside services will be held at Danville National Cemetery on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:00am Eastern Standard Time. Friends are welcome to join Art’s family at Union Christian Church 5350 E Hulman Dr, Terre Haute, IN 47803 on Monday, October 18, 2021 from 2pm until 3pm. A celebration of life service will begin at 3:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Loyal Veterans Battalion 1000 South 14th Street Terre Haute, Indiana 47807.

French Funeral Home, in Brazil, has been entrusted with his care. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

Fred R. Brewer

Fred R. Brewer

Feb. 13, 1950-Oct. 11, 2021

 

Fred R. Brewer, 71, of Waveland passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East.

He was born Feb. 13, 1950, at Crawfordsville, as the ninth of 13 children to George Woodson and Ruby Elizabeth (Blackaby) Brewer. He married Jo Ellen Stewart on Feb. 9, 1973. She survives.

Fred graduated from Waveland High School as class Salutatorian in 1968. He went on to join the United States Marine Corps that same year and was stationed in San Diego. Fred was honored to serve as a guard for Air Force 1 for President Nixon, and also was an Airborne radio operator, navigation and load master for a KC-130 Hercules airplane. He was proud to serve his county in the Marines and often liked to quip “If the Army and Navy ever look on Heaven’s scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.”

Upon returning home Fred’s true passion was farming and he did so in both Parke and Montgomery counties. He loved to travel, especially to Hawaii and to visit family, enjoyed watching westerns, caring for others, his faith and relationship with God. He was a member of Harvest Fellowship Church in Crawfordsville, where he attended with his wife. He loved the quote, “I learned it doesn’t cost you anything to be kind to others,” and always tried to live that out with those he came into contact with. He was a loving husband, father and grandpa and will be dearly missed by many.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jo; three children, Elizabeth Ann Brewer, Amy Katherine (William) McManus and Rachel Leigh Brewer (John Harvey); three grandchildren, Finn Isaac McManus, Reagan Elizabeth Deloney and Egon Charlie Harvey; siblings, Lawrence (Daphne), Maurice (Carolyn), Don, Joyce and Dale; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Ivan, Warren, Chick, Marvin, Kenny, Alma and Jerry.

A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 at Harvest Fellowship Church, 1618 W. C.R. 500S, Crawfordsville, with Pastors JD Bowman and Glen McFarland officiating. Friends and family are invited for a time of visitation Sunday from 3 p.m. until the time of service at the church. The family would appreciate all in attendance to wear a mask. Machledt & Servies Funeral Home has been entrusted with Fred’s funeral arrangements.

Memorials in Fred’s memory may be made to St. Jude.

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

Cary Lee Fulwider

Cary Lee Fulwider

June 5, 1965-Oct. 9, 2021

 

Cary Lee Fulwider, 56, of Russellville passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.

He was born June 5, 1965, at Greencastle, to John and Ruth Ann Fulwider.

Cary was a 1983 graduate of North Putnam High School. He worked for Russellville Co-Alliance for 28 years, and proudly served on the Russellville Volunteer Fire Department for 34 years. He loved to be outdoors, hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycles. He liked to help people whenever he could, and he loved his family more than anything.

He is survived by his children, Dakota Fulwider and Josie Fulwider; parents, John and Ruth Ann Fulwider; sister Cynthia Fulwider; dearest friend, Kimberly Mangus; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 at Hebron Cemetery, Russellville, with Pastor David Finch officiating. The family suggests if desired, donations in Cary’s memory may be made to the Russellville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 191, Russellville. Machledt & Servies Funeral Home has been entrusted with Cary’s funeral arrangements.

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

Ronnie B. Morphew

Ronnie B. Morphew

Oct. 12, 2021

 

Ronnie B. Morphew of Crawfordsville, 55 years young, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.

He loved deer hunting and enjoyed NASCAR racing. He was a loving father and grandfather. He also was a member of the Moose Lodge of Crawfordsville. He graduated in 1984 from Cascade High School, Clayton, Indiana. Ronnie loved life and being free.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jess and Ione Morphew and his parents, Ronnie Morphew and Lucy Hart Buttler.

Ronnie is survived by brothers, Larry (Hope) Johnson and Gary (Dee) Johnson; multiple nephews; step-sons, Cody and Cory Nichols; and multiple step-grandchildren.

No services will be held at this time. A celebration of life will take place in the future. Burkhart Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Ronnie was loved and will be missed dearly.

RIP Brother Ronnie.

Hulah L. Odell

Hulah L. Odell

Sept. 28, 1930-Oct. 12, 2021

 

Hulah L. Odell passed away Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2021, at Whitlock Place. She was 91.

Mrs. Odell was a member of the First Christian Church, had previously been a member of Harmony 18 and Sugar Creek Squares. She was active in her church and volunteered at its pre-school for over 20 years. She had served on the board of First Christian Church and had also worked at Quaker Maid in Terre Haute and RR Donnelley in Crawfordsville.

Born Sept. 28, 1930, she was the daughter of Leslie (Ted) Clark and Flossie Butcher Clark. She graduated from Robinson Township High School (Illinois) in 1948. She married Charles H. Odell on Nov. 11, 1951. He passed away Sept. 23, 2016 after nearly 65 years of marriage.

Surviving family includes: son Phillip Odell of Lexington, Kentucky; daughter Sharon Odell-Keedy (Tom) of Crawfordsville; grandchildren, Meredith (Erin) Keedy-Merk, Kaylynn (Charles) Ranspach, Hannah Keedy (Emily Palomaki), William (Raven) Odell and Nicholas Odell; great-grandchildren, Destiny Odell, Sawyer Ranspach, Carlyle Keedy-Merk, Parker Ranspach and Lennon Keedy-Merk; sisters, Mary Tindall of Akron, Iowa and Lola (George) Piersall of Oblong, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by husband Charles; sister Lela Lofland; and daughter-in-law Phyllis Odell.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home. Services will follow at 2 p.m., with Paster Darla Goodrich officiating. After the service Hulah will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

The family would like to thank the awesome staff of Whitlock Place for their outstanding work in caring for Hulah these past five years.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hand in Hand Creative Learning Center at First Christian Church, 211 S. Walnut St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Mary Louise Clodfelder

Mary Louise Clodfelder

Aug. 31, 1928-Oct. 11, 2021

 

Mary Louise (Hollowell) Clodfelder, 93, of Rockville, passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Vermillion Convalescent Center in Clinton.

She was born Aug. 31, 1928, at Rossville, Illinois, to the late Lester and Minnie (Gray) Hollowell.

On Nov. 18, 1944, she married Paul Coleman Jr. He preceded her in death Aug. 22, 1989. On July 25, 1992, she married David Clodfelder. He preceded her in death Nov. 18, 1998.

Throughout the years she was a loving mother and homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and playing Bingo.    

She is survived by two sons, Paul W. (Virginia) Coleman of Tangier and Kevin W. (Anna) Coleman of Alamo, Texas; two daughters, Jeanette M. (Gary) Husseman of Rockville and Judy A. (Dan) Laughner of West Lebanon; two sisters, Lois Marshall of Covington and Janis Keele of Covington; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; son Dan L. Coleman; daughter Joyce E. Stayton; two brothers, William Hollowell and Daryl Hollowell; and sister Leah Miller. 

Visitation will be at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman, on Saturday, Oct. 16 from noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Kevin Jacks officiating. The service will be recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Rockville Memory Gardens.

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

Jonnie Téa Labbe

Jonnie Téa Labbe

April 10, 1997-Oct. 9, 2021

 

Jonnie Téa Labbe, 24, of Crawfordsville was released of her earthly pain and born into Christ on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 after a courageous 3 1/2 year battle with Lupus.

Jonnie was born April 10, 1997, to April Dawn Labbe (Smith) and Edward (Ted) C. Labbe III, also of Crawfordsville.

She was a strong willed and free-spirited child. With her bright auburn curls and freckled cheeks, she loved to crawl through the grass with her kittens, sneak out on the roof to say hello to the stars and sing to the beat of her own drum. She spent a lot of time in the woods with her dad and took great joy in mushroom hunting, always grinning wide as she returned with the heaviest sack. She and her mother would float together in the pool, finding shapes in the clouds, and shared a deep and spiritual connection that was second to none. She loved and supported her sister, Ella, through thick and thin.

Jonnie was a friend to everyone, from all walks of life. She never hesitated to stand up for herself or others and loved everyone for exactly who they were.  From her North Montgomery High School gang, her Applebee’s work family and everyone she befriended along the way when she followed her heart and journeyed to Burney, California to live out her hippy dreams. A true wildflower at heart, she knew all too well that seeds must go to dark places before they can bloom.

Jonnie was the light that never stops shining and her light cast further than any of us will ever know. She brought the sunshine when there was only darkness and could always find the smallest ray of hope in a seemingly hopeless situation. She doubled downed on this mentality all the way to the very end. Surrounded by her friends and family, and with freshly painted nails, she sailed away to her Heavenly Adventure with a typical Jonnie “BYE.”

Jonnie Téa was preceded in death by her grandma, Sherry Lea Smith, and is survived by her parents, her sister and countless aunts, uncles and cousins. She is also survived by her Nana, Marcia H. Labbe of Crawfordsville. Jonnie’s final wishes are for her ashes to be buried with her “Grampa,” the late Edward C. Labbe II.

Jonnie’s humor, love and loyalty to her peeps will be missed by all.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville. Friends and family will be received from 11 a.m. until services begin.

“Life has knocked me down a few times, showed me stuff I never wanted to see. I’ve experienced sadness and failures, but one thing is for sure, I get back up. Strong walls shake but never collapse. I’m the girl that makes them wonder how I’m still smiling and standing tall.” — Jonnie Labbe

Lois A. Andrews

Lois A. Andrews

MARCH 12, 1923 – OCTOBER 9, 2021

 

Lois A. Andrews, age 98, of Seattle, Washington passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Lois was born March 12, 1923.

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

Richard Judd

Richard Judd

APRIL 15, 1941 – OCTOBER 11, 2021

 

Richard Judd, age 80, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021. Richard was born April 15, 1941.

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

Opal Elizabeth Arnold

Opal Elizabeth Arnold

DECEMBER 15, 1938 – OCTOBER 12, 2021

 

Opal Elizabeth Arnold, age 82, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Opal was born December 15, 1938.

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

Genny Eskew

Genny Eskew

February 17, 1942 - October 7, 2021

 

Sue Geneive “Genny” Eskew, 79, of Brazil, Indiana went to be with the Lord while staying at The Waters of Martinsville, on October 7, 2021 following a lengthy illness.

Genny was born on February 17, 1942, in Hilham, Tennessee, the daughter of William A. “Arlie” and Vadie “Olyne” (Dulworth) Abney. After graduating from high school she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She married Richard “Rick” Eskew on November 4, 1984.

She was preceded in death by both parents Arlie and Olyne Abney, a son Phillip Webster, and one sister, Anita.

Survivors include her husband Richard “Rick” Eskew; a sister Carol Dixon (Merle) of Greencastle; a brother David Abney of Tennessee; children: Lorrie Stephenson of Indiana and Paula Benedict of Tennessee as well as 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, sisters: Wilda of Kentucky, Kathy of Kentucky, and Teresa of Tennessee, and a host of extended family members.

At this time no services have been chosen. Cremation has been entrusted to French Funeral Home in Brazil, Indiana.

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

Dustin E. Burris

Dustin E. Burris

May 31, 1997 - October 9, 2021

 

Dustin E. Burris, 24, of Harmony, Indiana passed away on October 9, 2021 at his home.

Dustin was born on May 31, 1997 in Danville, Indiana the son of Herschell “Blue” E. Burris and Lynda Kay Watson. Dustin earned his G.E.D. from Northview High School in 2012. Recently, Dustin had been working for The Big Wash. In his free time, Dustin enjoyed rapping and writing music.

Dustin is survived by his son Samuel Bell; his mother Lynda Watson of Greencastle; his father Herschell Burris; a sister Mallery Burris; a brother Damien Gibson; grandparents: Linda Burris; a special niece Lenaye Welch; as well as many aunts, uncles, and extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Wally Burris, Ray Watson, and Doris Hutcheson Watson.

Graveside services will be held at Clinton Falls Cemetery on October 16, 2021 at 3:00pm.

Donations may be made to his family at PO Box 1 Brazil, Indiana 47834.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

Steve Lovett

Steve Lovett

September 9, 1956 - October 11, 2021

 

Steven “Steve” Alan Lovett, 65, of Brazil, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021 surrounded by his loving family in Terre Haute, Indiana. Steve was born to the late Joseph Lovett Sr. and Roseann (James) Wampler on September 9, 1956 in Terre Haute, Indiana.
On September 10, 1975 Steven married the love of his life, Tina Cass Lovett. Steve was a very dedicated worker, and worked for many years in the construction business. Steve loved being outdoors, camping, working, riding his Harley, and riding around in all of his cars. Each Saturday, Steve would take his dog Gracie Marie on the golf cart to Hardees and get her biscuits and gravy. After their Saturday breakfast, Steve and Tina would go for a ride in his jeep and get butter pecan ice cream in Mansfield. Steve loved going to yard sales, and having his own. He loved to wheel and deal. He enjoyed finding a good deal at “Goodwow” also known as Goodwill. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his loving family and friends, he always wanted to get everyone together for a cookout. He would do anything for anyone, and give anyone the shirt off of his back. Steve was very unique, and everyone knew not to step on his toes.
Steve is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Joseph R. Lovett Jr. and his wife Sue, one sister, Suzanne Weir and her husband Merrill.
Steve is survived by his loving wife of over 46 years, Tina Lovett, children, Jeannie Marie Lovett, Steven Lovett Jr. (Kathy), Dennis Lovett (Michelle), Bryan Lovett (Crystal), John Lovett, the baby boy, and bonus son, Brian Erwin (Jenn). He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, and soon to be 15 great grandchildren, one sister, Debra Dove (Tim) and two brothers, Dennis Lovett and Bryan Lovett (Deborah), special friend, Tim Dean, his best friend and beloved dog, Gracie, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Friday, October 15th at 3 PM at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil. Friends and family may visit from 1 PM until the time of service.

Kathleen Marie Wills

Kathleen Marie Wills

Dec. 8, 1961

 

Kathleen Marie Wills was born to Robert and Linda Stultz Wills in Crawfordsville on Dec. 8, 1961.

She attended Crawfordsville schools. She had been living in Lafayette in recent years.

She is survived by three brothers, Dennis Wills, Steve (Sylvia) Wills and Jon (Kristy) Humphreys; sister Kimberly Dickerson; and a half brother Roger (Mandy) Wills.

She has nine nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Arthur Ray, Patience Stultz and Florence Bryant and Junior Bryant.

Cremation was chosen with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

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

Barton Paddack

Barton Paddack

Feb. 20, 1929-Oct. 10, 2021

 

Barton H. Paddack of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 10, 2021, at Wellbrooke. He was 92.

Mr. Paddack was a member of First Christian Church, Elks and the Masonic Lodge. He liked to play golf, paint, do woodworking and travel to Florida. He worked at RR Donnelley for 38 years and after he retired from there worked 10 years as a consultant for Crawford Industries. He also served in the National Guard.

Born Feb. 20, 1929, he was the son of Harley S. Paddack and Nellie Flaningam Paddack. He graduated from Darlington High School. He married Wilma Jean Moore on Aug. 20, 1950. She passed away Sept. 7, 2015.

Surviving family includes: son Brad (Peggy) Paddack; grandchildren, Chad (Kelly) Rosen, Erica (fiance’ Terry) Menke, Kisha (Levi) Hutson and Chris (Jamie) Rosen; great-grandchildren, Kyleigh, Caidence, Makenna, Graysen, Austin, Megan, Carter, Connor and Ruby; sister Patricia (Gene) Ray; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by wife Wilma Paddack; daughter Vicki Rosen; and two brothers, Royden and Robert Paddack.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church, led by Pastor Darla Goodrich. After the service, he will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

Donations may be made to First Christian Church, 211 W. Walnut St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Gary David Osborn

Gary David Osborn

July 25, 1943-Oct. 8, 2021

 

Gary David Osborn, 78, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Oct. 8, 2021, at St Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born July 25, 1943, to David Leroy and Thelma Woodrow Osborn West. Gary graduated Perrysville High School, Class of 1961. After graduation, he worked in wood working for several years at Marshall Studios in Veedersburg. He then worked as a welder at Hyster Co. in Danville, Illinois, until ill health came along and he retired. Later, he also worked in farming and raising hogs with brother-in-law, Richard Barker.

Gary was a member of the Masonic Lodge 636 Yeddo and received the Past Master’s Degree. He was a 32nd degree Mason Valley of Scottish Rites of Terre Haute. Gary enjoyed mushrooming, fishing and deer hunting early in life with Richard Barker and Dale Barker. He read the Bible faithfully and was a member of the Veedersburg Church of the Nazarene and when it closed then became a member of the Church of God on U.S. 136 in Veedersburg.

He married Margaret Ann Rahm Huffman on Dec. 2, 1972. She passed Jan. 1, 2001.

He is survived by sister Margaret (Richard) Barker, Veedersburg; two brothers, Thomas Gary West (Leigh), St. Petersburg, Florida, and Kenneth West (Gail Gibson) Indianapolis; niece Tammy Smith; nephew Brett Barker (Wanda); daughter-in-law Linda (David) Huffman of Keningston, Ohio; grandchildren, Amber (Adam) Beauf, Michaela and Eric Huffman of Ohio; and great-grandchildren, Destiny Troyer and Addison Long; and sisters-in-law, Anna Rahm and family, Millie Roarks and family and Judy Rahm and family.

He is preceded in death by step-son David Wain Huffman; his parents; step-father Harvey West; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Special friends were Frank and Linda Allen and Millard Cates and daughter Judy Keeling.

Memorials may be given to the Perrysville Fire Department or Veedersburg Church of God.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Virgil Moss officiating. Burial will be at Snoddy’s Coal Creek Cemetery.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

Hubert Danzebrink

Hubert Danzebrink

March 27, 1933-Sept. 19, 2021

 

Memorial mass will be held at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, with visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and services starting at 11 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Sonny Wayne Abney

Sonny Wayne Abney

Oct. 1, 2021

 

Sonny Wayne Abney, 51, passed away Oct. 1, 2021, at Port Charlotte, Florida. He was the husband of Jill Abney of Port Charlotte, Florida. They shared 12 years of marriage.

Born in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Roger (Jo) Abney and Connie (Gary) Popp. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1988.

He retired from AT&T in July 2020, after 26 years of service as a telecommunication specialist. He owned the Lindy Freeze in Linden with wife Jill since 2015.

He and Jill moved to Port Charlotte in October 2020. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, football, coin collecting, watching sunsets with his wife and spending time with his family.

He is survived by wife Jill; children, Dylan Pike, Desmond Pike, Brooke Armstrong, Dakota Pike, Drake Pike, Dawson Pike, Tyler Abney, Destiny Pike and Madison Abney; and grandchildren, Parker, Ava, Holland, Asher, River and two grandbabies on the way; brothers, Sean Abney, Sean Douglas, Brandon Stamper and Jordon Stamper; and sisters, Jennifer Rivers and Stephanie Goodnight, Cristen Stamper, Lauren Stamper and Ashlyn Crail.

He is preceded in death by his mom, Connie Popp.

A private funeral for the family was held Oct. 6 in Punta Gorda, Florida. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Crawfordsville.

George R. Dowell

George R. Dowell

Oct. 24, 1959-Oct. 8, 2021

 

George “Tinker” Dowell of Linnsburg passed away Friday at Franciscan St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette. He was 61.

Born Oct. 24, 1959, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of George Dowell and Nancy (Payne) Dowell Russell. On July 12, 1990 he married Twila Wright. She survives.

He earned an associate’s degree from Oakland University and was an HVAC technician for MacLellan HVAC and Mechanical. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, kayaking and loved spending time with his grandkids.

Surviving family members include: his wife, Twila Dowell; son Dustin Brock of Crawfordsville; granddaughter they adopted is now a daughter, Josalyn Dowell; grandson Ephraim Brock of Indianapolis; and granddaughter Willow Brock. Also surviving are sisters, Melanie (Jim) Thurston of Crawfordsville, Frances (Tim) Stephens of Michigan; and brothers, Jack Russell of Crawfordsville and Donald Dowell of Oregon.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Calvin Dowell.

Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville. A funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m., with Pastor Vernon Dowell officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

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

Max E. Servies

Max E. Servies

May 15, 1936-Oct. 9, 2021

 

Max Edward Servies, 85, of Crawfordsville was called home by the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Ben Hur Home.

Mr. Servies had retired in 2000 from Wabash College after 40 years of service. He was previously employed at Crawfordsville High School 1958-60 as a teacher of biology and coach. He was a past member of the First United Methodist Church and later the First Baptist Church of Lucerne Park in Winter Haven, Florida, and the Mace United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Nancy, spent winter months in Florida since 2007.

Mr. Servies was a 1954 graduate of Crawfordsville High School, a 1958 graduate of Wabash College, with a degree in biology. He earned a master’s degree in biology from Purdue in 1962, and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma mater, Wabash College, in 2009.

His tenure at Wabash includes 40 years as wrestling coach, 28 years as assistant football coach, five years as assistant in track and 33 years as athletic director. He was a member of several national athletic associations and received numerous honors during his career in coaching at Wabash. The wrestling facility at Wabash was named in his honor. With the help of David Phillips, he wrote the book “Some Little Giants” chronicling the athletic history of Wabash.

Born May 15, 1936, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Ruth T. (Kahle) Servies and Edward A. Servies. He married M. Jane Huffman on Aug. 2, 1958. They divorced Feb. 14, 1975. He married Nancy L. Hudson Harrington on July 3, 1976. She survives.

Other survivors include: daughters, Alisa M. Servies Maloney (Tim), Christina J. Servies Elmore (Dale) and Stacy L. Harrington Adams (Randy); sons, M. Kirk Harrington (Sandra), K. Kent Harrington (Wendy), Timothy R. Servies; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Dick Servies; two sisters, Lois Hybarger and Mary Ellen Murach; along with many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct 17 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., with services starting at 4 p.m. Entombment will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18 in the Oak Hill Cemetery Mausoleum.

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

Thomas Roe

Thomas Roe

December 8, 1965 - October 9, 2021

 

Thomas Darren Roe, 55, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 9, 2021, at his residence in Brazil. Thomas was born to the late James Leroy and Helen Lucille (Reid) Roe in Danville, Indiana on December 8, 1965.
On April 30, 1988, Thomas married the love of his life, Angela Williams. Thomas enjoyed spending time at his cabin on the river where he loved to fish and ride his four-wheeler. He was a family man, and loved spending time with them, as well as his friends. He loved spending time with his grandchildren who were the loves of his life. He loved to spend time with his dogs. He worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator for local union 841. Thomas loved to cruise in his side by side and loved to listen to various types of music.
Thomas is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, nieces Sarah Jo Roe, and Brandee Siples.
Thomas is survived by his wife of over 33 years, Angela, two children, Brittanee Fabbri (Brett), Kaitlynn Knight (Larry), six grandchildren, Gunner, Bristol, Liam, Kinleigh, Levi, and Bentley. Siblings, James Roe Jr., Richard Roe (Julie), Linda Roe, Shelly Starr (Darren), Edward Roe (Cindy), Joe Roe (Debbie) and Diana Lindsay, many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his furry friends, Lucky and Sadie.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, October 13th from 4-8 PM at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave, Brazil. A funeral service will be held Thursday, October 14th at 11 AM at the funeral home, visitation will take place from 10 AM until the time of service. Burial will take place at Clearview Cemetery.

Gary Lee Nicoson

Gary Lee Nicoson

March 4, 1949 - October 9, 2021

 

Gary Lee Nicoson, 72, of Cory, Indiana, passed away peacefully at home, on October 9, 2021 following a brief illness.

Gary was born on March 4, 1949, in Terre Haute, Indiana the son of Cyril and Daisy (Redifer) Nicoson. He graduated from Cory High School with the last graduating class of 1967. Following high school he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served 2 tours in Vietnam and was honorably discharged as Lance Corporal in 1970. He married Shari Demaree on October 6, 1974. Gary worked as a farmer in the Cory area all of his life.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents Cyril and Daisy Nicoson and a grandson Kyedon Crichfield.

Gary leaves behind his wife of 47 years, Shari; 4 children: Shannon Carter and fiancé Josh Liebler, Stacy Crichfield, Robert Nicoson, and Ashley Hutcheson and husband Chase; grandchildren: Brady Fulk (Annalynn), Devan Wharton, Mikayla Hash (Joe), Cassy Wallace (Brad), Annalee Crichfield, Wyatt Nicoson, Annora Hutcheson, and Ivy Hutcheson; great-grandchildren: Kinlee, Ayvree, Brady, Braylin, Korvyn, Bailee, Brentlee, and Ava; brother Jon Nicoson; step-sisters: Terri Funk, Pam Stoelting (Jerry), and Janet Pittman (Raymond); as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Graveside services will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Clay City, on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 11:00am with military honors provided by members of the Clay City American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars as well as member of the United States Marine Corps.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veteran’s Association: VARO Federal Building 575 N Pennsylvania St, Rm 324 Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Share a memory or note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.

Ralph William Hayes

Ralph William Hayes

JULY 22, 1932 – OCTOBER 8, 2021

 

Ralph William Hayes, 89, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021. Ralph was born July 22, 1932 in Clinton, to Ralph Edward Hayes and Louanna Phelps Hayes.

Ralph was a graduate of Clinton High School. He entered the US Army, serving his country in Germany.

Ralph retired from the US Postal Service annex as a clerk.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Shirley Hoff Hayes; and a sister, Betty Joseph.

Surviving are his children, Tracey Fisher and husband Steve, Jean Ann Alumbaugh and husband Don, and Jeff Hayes and wife Jan; a sister, Doris VanDuyn; six grandchildren, Shelby Koch and husband Joe, Chelsea Fisher, Carly Fisher, Heather Hayes, Jason Barnes and wife Amber, Torrey Hayden and husband Michael, April Tyler and husband Scott; and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Ralph was an avid golfer, and loved to woodwork. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family.

A Celebration of Life for Ralph and Shirley will be held at a later date.

Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Hayes family.

Nancy Cole

Nancy Cole

July 19, 1950 - October 7, 2021

 

Nancy Jo Cole, 71, passed away peacefully with her husband and son by her side on Tuesday October 7, 2021. She was born to the late William and Zella (Miller) Fry on July 19, 1950.
Nancy graduated from Staunton High School in 1968. On June 27, 1969, Nancy married the love of her life, Ray Cole. Nancy loved God, and was a member of Cross Tabernacle in Terre Haute. She enjoyed spending time outside, she often sat on her front porch to watch the hummingbirds and deer, and loved working in her flower gardens. She loved to go mushroom with her husband. Her greatest joy in life was her granddaughter Aaliyah.
Nancy is preceded in death by her brother, Charles Fry, her half-sister, Judy, one brother-in-law, Robert Cole.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ray Cole, one son, Mike Cole (Amber), sister, Rose Johnson (Norm), brother, David Fry, her beautiful granddaughter, Aaliyah, several nieces and nephews, as well as several close friends who were like family.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 12th at 2 PM at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave, Brazil with Pastor Marvin Cheek officiating. Friends and family may visit from 11 AM until the time of service. Burial will be held at Clearview Cemetery.
To light a candle or share a memory, please visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com.

Tokie Kesler

Tokie Kesler

August 21, 1949 - October 7, 2021

 

Hutoka “Tokie” Lynn Kesler, 72, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on October 7, 2021, peacefully, in her home, with her family by her side, following a year-long battle with cancer.

She was born on August 21, 1949, in Brazil, Indiana the daughter of Donald and Colleen (Huber) Williams. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1967. She worked in human resources at Walmart for 27 years and then for Clay Community Schools as a cook at Northview High School. She loved working in her flower gardens and playing tennis.

She was preceded in death by her father Donald Williams.

She is survived by her mother Colleen (Huber) Williams, her daughter Natasha Padgett and husband Rik of Terre Haute, and grandson Nathan Padgett.

At her request, cremation services have been entrusted to French Funeral Home, in Brazil.

Should friends so desire, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 22324, New York, NY 10087.

Marilyn Guriel

Marilyn Guriel

May 10, 1946 - October 7, 2021

 

Marilyn Sue Guriel, 75 of Terre Haute, formerly of Hendricks County, passed away October 7, 2021, at 12:40 pm at the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care. She was born May 10, 1946, in Plymouth, Wisconsin, the daughter of Robert Ardell and Betty Wallace Ardell. As a little girl, the family moved to Clay County and Marilyn graduated from Staunton High School. She later received an Associate Degree in Medical Records from Ivy Tech. Marilyn lived in the Clayton and Danville Indiana area from 1976-1993. She worked in the WIC office in both Hendricks County and Vigo County until her retirement.
Marilyn enjoyed sewing and all craft items. She especially enjoyed the many fall festivals. She also had a love for airplanes, motorcycles, and cars. She enjoyed traveling to airshows and she passed on her love for planes to her sons.
Survivors include her husband, Richard “Rick” Guriel, whom she married December 3, 1994; her sons, John Drake of O’Fallon, MO and Bryan Drake and wife Heather of Avon; step-children, Tiffany Guriel of Shelbyville, KY, Darci Guriel and husband David Carmack, of Covington, KY, Bethany Bayne and husband Clifford of Wichita, KS, and Thad Guriel and wife Bryna of Arvada, CO; grandchildren, Logan Lloyd, Dylan Lloyd, Caroline Bayne, Fiona Bayne, Roslyn Bayne, Ainsley Guriel and Piper Carmack; one sister Linda Robison (Bill) of Danville, and one brother Stephen Ardell of Avon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother Bob Ardell.
In keeping with her wishes, a graveside service will be held Sunday at 2:00pm at Summit Lawn Cemetery. The family requests that friends come casually dressed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 5635 96th Street #100, Indianapolis, IN. 46278. Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

James Herschel Stadler

James Herschel Stadler

June 3, 1951-Sept. 28,2021

 

James Herschel Stadler was a loving and caring father, Pappy, brother and friend. He left this world for his Heavenly home on Sept. 28, 2021.

He attended Ladoga School system, where he graduated in 1969. After graduation he enlisted in the Navy.

Following his time in the Navy, he continued his education. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Clearwater Christian College and a master’s degree from Oklahoma State University in political science.

Jim had a 30-year career in law enforcement as a police officer, detective and finally retired as a parole officer.

He loved outdoors, fishing, motorcycles, coaching basketball and spending time with family and friends.

Jim was born to Ross and Greta (Smith) Stadler on June 3, 1951.

He is survived by son Justin (Sarah) Stadler of Hudson, Colorado; daughter Karis (Ray) Marion of St. Augustine, Florida; grandchildren, Breanna, Trayton, Rhylee, Bentleigh and Reagan; two brothers, Ross (Candace) Stadler of Lombard, Illinois, and Marshall (Verdie) Stadler of Mace; and five sisters, Linda Sering of Irondale, Alabama, Brenda Shaner of Greencastle, Lynette (James) Myers of Ladoga, Patti Ames of Ladoga and Tamara (Josh) Grandstaff of Logansport.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bernie and Ronald.

A celebration of life is planned 2-7 p.m. Oct. 24 at 215 E. Taylor S., Ladoga. Everyone is welcome.

Ralph 'Ralphie' Elliott

Ralph ‘Ralphie’ Elliott

March 4, 1929-Oct. 6, 2021

 

Ralph “Ralphie” Elliott, 92, Crawfordsville, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 6, 2021, at Ben Hur Health & Rehab.

He was born March 4, 1929, in Ripley Township, to Gordon P. and Ethel (Fink) Elliott. He married his wife Donna on May 1, 1948. She passed Oct. 1, 2009.

He retired from RR Donnelley, where he was a proof reader.

His memberships included: American Legion, Eagles, V.F.W. and the Elks. He loved sports, especially I.U. and the Dodgers. He was past president of the Sportsman’s Club. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, bowling and was a CHS Booster.

Survivors include: children, David (Amanda), Susie (Tom) Gineris and Lisa (Rick) McKinney; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at noon. He will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery North, with military rites by the American Legion and VFW.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choosing.

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

Evelyn I. Hensley-Williams

Evelyn I. Hensley-Williams

Nov. 4, 1927-Oct. 7, 2021

 

Evelyn Irene Hensley-Williams, 94, of Ladoga, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at home surrounded by her family. Evelyn was born in Harlan County, Kentucky on Nov. 4, 1927, to the late Lewis and Suzie Hensley. She married her love of her life, John E. Williams from Kentucky, on Dec. 28, 1945, and together they had seven boys and seven girls.

Evelyn loved going to watch her children and grandchildren play sports and sitting on her front porch surrounded by her beautiful flowers, but most of all she just enjoyed spending time with all her family!

Evelyn is survived by her children; Sue (Max) Woodall of Crawfordsville, Barbara (Jim) Carpenter of Ladoga, Roger Williams of Ladoga, Bonnie (Greg) Wray of Ladoga, Kenny (Mary) Williams of Oregon, Brenda (Barry) Lighty of Crawfordsville, David (Patty) Williams of Lodoga, Robert (Nikki) Williams of Crawfordsville, Gerald (Linda) of Crawfordsville, Mark (Tammy) Williams of Crawfordsville, Joey (Becky) Williams of Florida, Kim (Nate) Rice of New Ross, Jonna (Travis) Davis of Ladoga; 42 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John; daughter, Gale (Gary) Gibson; and her siblings, Flo, Lee, E.B., Maude, Norm, June, Bruce, Mildred, and Keith.

You can share memories, condolences, and photos with the family at www.indianafuneralcare.com

Visitation will be held on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Crossroads Community Church of the Nazarene, 117 E. S.R. 234 Ladoga, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the church with visitation starting at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Ladoga Cemetery.

Michael D. Wade

Michael D. Wade

Feb. 7, 1951-Oct. 6, 2021

 

Michael D. Wade passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in Lafayette. He was 70.

Mike served his country in the Army from 1971 to 1978, stationed in Germany and Korea. He worked on the Indiana Toll Road, retiring in 2014. He was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. He enjoyed bowling, playing pool, watching old black-and-white TV shows, game shows and football.

Born Feb. 7, 1951 to Connie Wade Cooper, his grandparents Charles Wade and Nyoda Wade, became his parents. He married Donna F. Underwood. She survives.

Additional surviving family includes: four children, Mindy Wade, Amber Hummel, Michael Joe Wade, Autumn Rogers; step-children, Diana and Matt Dombkowski, Tommy Underwood, April Underwood; sisters, Cindy Finney, DeAnna White, Tawny Wade, Candy Finney, Sue Lyon, Myrna Thompson; brothers, Dave Wade and Steve Wade; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Charlie Wade, Richie Underwood, Thomas Underwood, Deborah Underwood and step-daughter, Rikki Underwood.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville.  Services will begin at 1 p.m., led by Pastor Zach Rainey. After the service, he will be laid to rest at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com

Michael 'Mike' David Arnold

Michael ‘Mike’ David Arnold

July 25, 1976-Oct. 6, 2021

 

Michael “Mike” David Arnold, 45, of Roachdale passed away on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis.

He was born July 25, 1976, to the late Michael Stacy Arnold, and surviving Carol and David Williams. He married Julie Elaine (Johnson) Arnold on July 31, 1999 in Indianapolis. She survives.

Mike was a 1995 graduate of Ben Davis High School and went on to attend college at IUPUI. He worked for the town of Roachdale, and then owned and operated several businesses over the years, including a tile business, and the Roachdale and Bainbridge Pizza King. He attended Roachdale Christian Church with his family. Mike could often be heard singing wherever he was, and also sang lead in a band for a few years. He loved to ride his Harley, sports, coaching, attendings his boy’s ball games, working out, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Julie; sons, Dylan Michael and Dalton Thane Arnold; parents, Carol and David Williams; uncle Dale Arnold of Tennessee; and grandmother Maude Phillips of Vincennes.

He was preceded in death by his father, Michael S. Arnold and his grandfather, Paul F. Arnold.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Roachdale Christian Church, 1 N. Walnut St., Roachdale, with Pastor Phil Barns officiating. Burial will follow in Bainbridge Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Roachdale Christian Church. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with Mike’s funeral arrangements.

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

Linda Kay (Moudy) Nickle

Linda Kay (Moudy) Nickle

Nov. 6, 1940-Oct. 5, 2021

 

Linda Kay (Moudy) Nickle, 80, of Covington went to be home with her Lord and Savior and family on the morning of Oct. 5, 2021, at OSF Hospital in Danville, Illinois.

She was born Nov. 6, 1940, in Mound Township, Warren County (near Foster), the daughter of Robert T. Moudy and Lillian V. (Shumacker) Moudy. She married Dr. William C. Nickle on Aug. 31, 1962, at Benson Chapel Church in Warren County.

Linda is survived by her four sons, Daniel W. (Lisa) Nickle, Kenneth L. of Covington, Joseph R. (Christy) of Veedersburg and James E. (Rochelle) of Muskegon, Michigan; eight granddaughters, Taylor, Abby, Brittney, Bailey, Storie, Lexy, Zoie and Raina; three grandsons, Colby, Lucas and Finn; one step-grandson Wesley Youhas; three great-grandchildren, Memphis, Cora and Riot; and two sisters, Gayle (Tom) Spring and Carol Powell. She also has several nieces and nephews in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Maine, Connecticut and Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her husband William; parents Robert and Lillian; sister Connie (Cliff) Smith; and brother Robert (Jane) Moudy.

Linda was a part of the Covington High School graduating class of 1958, as well as attended Perrysville Schools for 10 years. She retired from the United State Postal Service after a 22-year career as a service carrier after working at branches in Covington, Indiana, Greensville, South Carolina and Catlin, Illinois. She also worked at General Electric in Danville, Illinois, for a number of years. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Danville. She enjoyed her life as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Many enjoyable years of her life were spent in Christian service in many churches across the country alongside her husband. She was a proud field representative for the Lighthouse Children’s Home in Kosciusko, Mississippi and Costa Rica.

She had a vast joy for life and enjoyed spending her time with friends, reading, planting flowers, working in her garden, capturing life’s moments through pictures, traveling and vacationing with her family, attending church and giving back to others.

A celebration of Linda’s life will be held at 2 p.m. (EST), Monday, Oct. 11 at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 420 Third St., Covington. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday prior to her service at the funeral home. Final resting place will be at Lower Mound Cemetery in Warren County.

Memorial donations can be made in her memory to her favorite charity the Lighthouse Children’s Home. Please join her family in sharing memories through her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

“Service was my gift to God, my husband, and my family.”

Patsy L. Gentry

Patsy L. Gentry

Dec. 1, 1935-Oct. 6, 2021

 

Patsy L. Gentry of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 6, 2021, at the Ben Hur Home. She was 85.

Patsy loved to sing. She was always singing. She was formerly a member of the Fleming Garden Christian Church and more recently at Woodland Heights Christian Church. She worked as an accountant for the Christian Pension Fund.

Born Dec. 1, 1935, at Frankfort, she was the daughter of Earle A. Taylor and Margaret “Dolly” Sharp Taylor. She graduated from Ben Davis High School

Surviving family includes: two daughters, Belinda Magill of Crawfordsville and Juli Barker (Terry) of South Bend; sister Joyce Osborn; grandson Mitch (Brooke) Barker; granddaughter-in-law Tina Gentry; great-grandchildren, Grahm Gentry and Jade Gentry; and close family friend, Jessie Logston.

She was preceded in death by daughter Terry Mitchell and grandson Jeremy Gentry.

There will not be a public visitation or funeral. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 at Green Lawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home. 

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

Shirley Jean Lage

Shirley Jean Lage

MAY 15, 1941 – OCTOBER 7, 2021

 

Shirley Jean Lage, 80, of Greencastle passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Mill Pond Health Campus.

Shirley was born in Mendota, Illinois on May 15, 1941, the daughter of Ralph W. and Betty A. (Kettley) Larabee, and was a 1959 graduate of Paw Paw High School.

Mrs. Lage was a member of the Greencastle Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, John E. Lage; five children, John E. Lage Jr. (Jan), William D. Lage, (Pam), Janice K. Wogast, (Dirk), Renee R. Socia, and Maria M. Gibson, (Demetrius); a sister, Sharon K. Larabee, nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, David R. Larabee.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Miller officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday. Burial will take place at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021, in Restland Cemetery in Mendota, Illinois.

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

Monice Annette Buis

Monice Annette Buis

OCTOBER 25, 1964 – OCTOBER 6, 2021

 

Monice Annette Buis, age 56, of Roachdale, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Monice was born October 25, 1964.

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

Pamela Lynn Evens

Pamela Lynn Evens

JULY 19, 1951 – OCTOBER 6, 2021

 

Pamela Lynn Evens, age 70, of Roachdale, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Pamela was born July 19, 1951.

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

Pablo Castaneda

Pablo Castaneda

September 24, 1954 - October 2, 2021

 

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the loss of Paulino "Pablo" Carranza Castaneda, of Brazil, IN on Oct. 2, 2021. He passed at the age of 67 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital with family by his side.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Christina Gibson Castaneda, daughter Evette Castaneda of Milwaukee, WI, sons Gregory Castaneda and Christopher Castaneda of Brazil, grandson Isaac Castaneda, brother Jaime Carranza, sisters Laura Carranza and Clara Carranza, and a large extended family in Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his mother Soledad Castaneda Limones, father Paulino Carranza Fraire, and infant son Christopher.

Paul was born in Santa Clara, Durango, Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. as a young man. In 1976, he met his wife and partner in life, Christina, in Ruskin, FL and returned with her to Brazil, IN to begin their life and write the chapters that would become their story.

Paul was a skilled tradesman, beginning his career in 1977 at Deakins Metal Spinning in Brazil. There he learned his craft from the ground up and honed the skills he would use throughout his 44 year career. In 2004, he began working in Paris, IL at AeroGen-TEK, where he continued until the time of his death. His work was primarily in the aerospace industry, creating components for commercial and military aircraft. A highlight of his career was having his work included in the historic 2020 SpaceX Dragon capsule launch that transported astronauts to the International Space Station.

Paul had a love for motorsports, particularly drag racing and Mopar muscle cars. He always seemed to have a project car in progress, and many got to know him through his many hunts for rare parts, willingness to help a friend in their garage, or tendency to strike up a conversation with anyone who shared his love for loud, fast cars.

He loved good food (particularly Christina's cooking and authentic Mexican), watching an exciting soccer match, and enjoying a Modelo Negra after a long week. He was known for his sarcastic humor, a clever comeback, and his mischievous nature in pulling off a good prank. Above all, he cherished time spent with his family and loved ones.

Visitation will be on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 4 until 7:00pm at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834.

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

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle or share a memory.

Fred McKee

Fred McKee

November 23, 1942 - October 4, 2021

 

Frederick Norman McKee, 78, of Farmington Hills, Michigan, and formerly Hendersonville, North Carolina, died October 4, 2021. Fred was born November 23, 1942 to Arnold and Mary (Wilkinson) McKee in Brazil, Indiana.

Fred was valedictorian of his high school class in Clay City; earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rose Polytechnic Institute; and he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, as well as a master’s in business administration, from the University of Michigan.

One of Fred’s early jobs, post-college, was at Texas Instruments, but he spent the bulk of his career working at Ford Motor Company, from which he retired in 1999.

Fred was a loving husband to the late Ruth Ann (Schell) McKee. Surviving family members include: Susan (Tony) Maj, Jennifer McKee (Joe Grekin), and Heather (Steve) Gruenewald. Fred was also grandfather to Mia (Kyle) Valley; Bianca Maj; Sofia Maj; Tony Maj Jr.; Lily Grekin-McKee; Neve Grekin-McKee; and Sabrina Gruenewald. Fred was also great-grandfather to Waylon Valley.

Fred loved his wife, whom he never stopped missing; University of Michigan football and basketball; Mexican food and Texas Roadhouse; old western TV shows; chatting with others; and movies – including ones you might expect (“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Great Escape”) alongside those you absolutely would not (“Bridget Jones’ Diary”).

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 9th at 3 PM at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 E. 8th Street, Clay City, Indiana 47841. Friends and family may visit from 2 PM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Humane Society.

Evelyn Saunders

Evelyn Saunders

October 5, 1932 - October 5, 2021

 

Evelyn Louise Saunders, 89, of Brazil, began her new life adventure at 11:35 P.M. on October 5, 2021.
Evelyn was born October 5 ,1932 in Brazil as the daughter of Maurice and Violet (Nobles) Nees and sister of Estyle Nees.
Evelyn attended the Brazil city school system and graduated from the commercial course in 1951. She went on to Harold’s Beauty Academy and La Salle Interior Design. To pursue her hobby of arts, she studied oil painting under Winfield Stiles and Evelyn James of Brazil.
While her husband served in the armed forces, she worked in the Clay County Treasures Office. Later she also worked at 3-D department store in Brazil as department head of the domestics department.
After her marriage to Ronald Saunders, she established a gift shop (Cottage Crafts) in Mansfield and became active in the Covered Bridge Festival for over 30 years.
In her early married years she attended E.U.B. church and took active part being Sunday School teacher of preschool children, youth counselor and Communion Stewardess and church secretary. In recent years, she attended family worship center serving as a Communion Stewardess.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, son, Dennis Rosser, and favorite aunt, Florence Nees whom she cared for in her aunts later years.
She is survived by a daughter Diana Rollings (Ken), and two grandsons, Lee and Jeremy Rollings.
All services will be private.
A favorite saying that Evelyn lived by was “Do not look down on anyone unless you are helping them up.”

Joseph Ray Billingsley

Joseph Ray Billingsley

April 24, 1957-Sept 28, 2021

 

Joseph Ray Billingsley, 64, of Shannondale passed away at 2:43 a.m. Sept. 28, 2021, at Mercy Health in Toledo, Ohio.

He was born April 24, 1957, at Indianapolis, to Fred Billingsley and Katherine (Sparks) Billingsley Black. He companioned early on with Lisa Shaffer, who survives. He married Rachel Martin. She died in 2005. He then married Teresa Shelton Cary in 2010. They divorced, and she survives.

He was an Army veteran. In his early years he joined Century 21 Carnival Shows and traveled with his father, Fred. He worked for Pelican Trash Service for many years until it became Waste Management. He later retired from Waste Management and started a business, Joe’s Truck and Trailer Repair of Crawfordsville, with his wife, Rachel.

After Rachel’s passing, Joe settled briefly into retirement until buying again into the carnival shows. He loved putting smiles on the little faces as he would set up game trailers and bounce houses in southern Michigan and northern Ohio. Most recently he worked alongside Ron Abel with D&R Shows. Joe was described as one of the last “Original Old School Carnies.” He was loved by many. A special thank you goes to Rob Connelly for sharing Joe’s memory with Pounce-Matics Amusematics.

Joe is survived by Deuce, his Pitbull, and Tim, his Amazon Parrot. He loved fishing, hunting and anything outdoors. He loved his family.

He also is survived by his children, Christine Billingsley of Veedersburg, Robert Pierce of Crawfordsville, Leon (Jessica) Billingsley and Andrew Billingsley of Chicago; 13 grandchildren; sister Karen S. Stewart of Crawfordsville; uncle Richard Day of Kentucky; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father Claude E. Black; wife Rachel; daughter Galetea; sons, Freddie and Joey Slagle; sisters, Kim Billingsley, Sandy Busse and Diane Mills; and brother Mike Billingsley.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery South, with Pastor Steven Lee officiating. A graveside visitation will be at 2 p.m. Military rites will be conducted by Byron Cox Post #72 Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hunt & Son Funeral Home to assist with expenses.

Dennis Ray Weir

Dennis Ray Weir

June 12, 1951-Oct. 3, 2021

 

Dennis Ray Weir, 70, of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at home, while surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 12, 1951, at Crawfordsville, to Kenneth Weir and Mary (Holman) .

Dennis graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1969 and attended Vincennes University for a year before he enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served his country and was stationed in Germany.

In 1975, he started working for the Crawfordsville Fire Department for 33 years, 16 of those years he was the Fire Chief. Some of his biggest accomplishments were starting the city’s paramedic service, which was for prehospital advance life support services, and he fought wildland fires in Oregon. After he retired from the fire department, he worked at the Montgomery County Jail and the Montgomery County Highway Department.

He was a member of the New Richmond Masonic Lodge #604. He ran the Fairway Military Surplus Store for many years, enjoyed the outdoors, loved hunting and was always looking for an adventure. He was a man of many talents, the rock of his family, and was an amazing storyteller. 

On July 18, 2004, he married Elaine Melvin, who survives. He is also survived by his mother, Mary Weir-Wommack; step-son Tony Hamm; sister Michele (Randy) Borden; two step-grandchildren, Eric and Sydney Hamm; niece Ashley (Ryan) Tice; nephew Andrew (Anne) Borden; great nieces, Taylor and Alexandria Tice; special cousins, Mark (Barbara) Gibson and Alicia Webb; uncle Mike Czworniak; aunts, Becky Gabhart and Marlene (Billy) Holman; sister-in-law Rosalie (Jim) Ballard; and brother-in-law Larry Melvin. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Weir; brother Derrick Weir; and step-son Michael Hamm. 

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 at the funeral home, with Pastor Kevin Howey 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 Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors provide by the United States Army and Byron Cox Post 72 Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Shop with a Firefighter, P.O. Box 69, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or the American Cancer Society.

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

Rosalyn 'Jo' Thome

Rosalyn ‘Jo’ Thome

Jan. 22, 1951–Oct. 1, 2021

 

Rosalyn “Jo” Thome, 70, of Ipava, Illinois, passed away at 7:48 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at her home.

She was born Jan. 22, 1951, at Crawfordsville, the daughter of Robert and Beverly (Stockdale) Cook. Jo first married Lyndell Schnarr. He preceded her in death. She later married David Thome.

Jo is survived by two daughters, Bobbi (Schnarr) Watkins and Melissa (Thome) Lannery, both of Ipava, Illinois; granddaughter Shona Ramey, whom she raised; grandchildren, Tyler Schnarr, Cole Lannery, Brycen Dean, Payton Thome and Talen Thome; and great-grandchildren, Bryan Nelson Jr., Oakley Ramey and Hank Chaffin.

She worked at Caterpillar Tractor Company. Most of her life she worked as a CNA at many health care centers in the area, including The Elms in Macomb, Renaissance Care Center in Canton, and retiring from Graham Hospital Home Health Care. She also always kept busy with cleaning homes and businesses as well as providing home health care for many people.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents; step-father Don Fawcett; and son DJ Thome.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Sandra Kay Kirby

Sandra Kay Kirby

Sept. 19, 1949-Oct. 4, 2021

 

Sandra Kay Kirby (Swank) went home to rest on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Terre Haute, at the age of 72.

Kay was born Sept. 19, 1949, at Crawfordsville. From an early age Kay loved music and dancing, and never stopped dancing. Kay lived most of her life in Terre Haute and loved attending live local musical events with family and friends.

Robert Larry Gray

Robert Larry Gray

June 10, 1940-Sept. 30, 2021

 

Robert Larry Gray, 81, of the Moosehaven Senior Living Community in Orange Park, Florida, and formerly of Crawfordsville, died Sept. 30, 2021, of respiratory failure due to COVID-19.

He was born June 10, 1940, at Indianapolis, to Robert Harry and Sarah Margaret (Cornett) Gray. He graduated from New Ross High School in 1958. Larry retired from the Allison Engine Division of General Motors in 1993 and then worked at Town & Country Home Center and the former Big R store.

Larry married Judianne Paddack Carpenter Gray on Feb. 1, 1974, at Crawfordsville. She survives.

He also is survived by five sons, Eric (Teresa) Gray of Lake City, Florida, Sean (Debbie) Gray of Rockville, Rodney (Anita) Carpenter of Samford, Connecticut, Chuck (Ellie) Carpenter of Summerville, South Carolina, and Henry (Cathy) Carrell of Waynetown; sister Nancy (Jim) Link of Crawfordsville; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandsons.

Larry was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for over 50 years. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose since 1979 where he held all lodge offices, District President, State Membership Chairman and Deputy Supreme Governor for Southern Indiana. He received his Fellowship Degree of Honor in 2003 and his Pilgrim Degree of Merit in 2012. Larry was an active supporter of the Mooseheart Child City & School and Moosehaven.

Larry was a member of the Congregational Christian Church in Darlington and attended the First Christian Church in Lebanon.

No funeral service is planned. His remains will be interred in Greenlawn Cemetery, Darlington.

Donations may be sent to Moose Charities, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL, 60539 or on the Moose Charities website.

Richard L. 'Dick' McHargue

Richard L. ‘Dick’ McHargue

April 3, 1946-Oct. 2, 2021

 

Richard L. “Dick” McHargue, 75, of Roachdale passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at home. 

Dick was born April 3, 1946, to Cecil and Mildred (Chezem) McHargue of rural Rosedale. They preceded him in death.

Survivors include: his wife of 58 years, Karen (Huxford); son Darrell (Nancy) of Roachdale; daughter Lisa (McHargue) Parent of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Alex, Ben and Matt McHargue of Roachdale and Marissa Parent of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dick is also survived by sister Mary Lou Farid and niece Heidi Sprowls, both of Ohio, along with his mother-in-law Donna Huxford, Rosedale, and sisters-in-law, Sharon Mattison and Rhonda Huxford.

Dick and Karen founded Tri-County Trash Removal in 1972 and operated the company for 25 years, before passing it along to his son Darrell. Dick had a passion for hunting and the outdoors and was an avid horse and mule enthusiast.

Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 102 E. Washington St., Roachdale. A memorial service will be held graveside at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hebron Cemetery, C.R. 650W, Russellville. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with Dick’s funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson’s Disease at www.michaeljfox.org.

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

David William Butts

David William Butts

Dec. 23, 1949-Oct. 4, 2021

 

David William Butts, 71, of Veedersburg, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Lane House in Crawfordsville.

David was born Dec. 23, 1949, at Crawfordsville, the son of Carl Philip and Beverly Jane (Drollinger) Butts. They preceded him in death.

Surviving family include: two sons, Jeffrey William (Kim) Butts and John Phillip Butts, both of Veedersburg; daughter Carla Marie (Jason) Adams, Oakwood, Illinois; brother James Philip (Rita) Butts, Avon; sister Edith Ellen (Walter) Benefield, Greenwood; and seven grandchildren.

David graduated from Fountain Central High School in 1967. He had been attending the Church of God’s Love at Osborn Prairie, and he had been employed for many years as a mechanic at International Paper in Newport prior to his retirement. David had also enjoyed working and living on the family farm near Veedersburg.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg. Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, with Pastor Chester Goins officiating. Burial will be at Rockfield Cemetery.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

Peggy Ann Bane Drenth

Peggy Ann Bane Drenth

May 16, 1963

 

Peggy Ann Bane Drenth was born May 16, 1963, to proud parents, Patricia Dazey and Kenneth Bane. Peggy spent her childhood in Wingate, graduating from North Montgomery High School in 1981. Peggy proudly graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree, where she also met her husband of 35 years, Mark Drenth. Together they welcomed three daughters, and lived primarily in Fishers. Peggy had three grandchildren and two lovable dogs. She was an avid sports fan, particularly football, and a lover of books, mountains and dogs.

Professionally, Peggy spent many happy years as the children’s education director at New Hope Presbyterian in Fishers before beginning an exciting journey as an insurance agent and agency owner for several years. She was hands on during her children’s upbringing … everything from being a girl scout leader to assisting with soccer teams.

Peggy was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Bane. Peggy passed away after a few years of various health challenges and leaves behind a husband, Mark Drenth; three daughters, Alexandra (Kyle) Cripe, Danielle (Roland) Fisher and Samantha Drenth; three grandchildren, Clara Cripe, Ashton Cripe and Finley Fisher; her mother, Patricia Bane; two brothers, Philip (Sally) Bane and Jeff (Sheila) Bane; along with numerous nephews and nieces and great nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, followed by a celebration of life service at 1 p.m., with Pastor Duane Mycroft officiating at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, 9700 N. State Road 55, Wingate. Private graveside service to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Wingate.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the ALS Association of Indiana or the Hope and Promises Preschool at New Hope Chapel in Wingate. 

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

Robert 'Bob' Glenn Baird

Robert ‘Bob’ Glenn Baird

July 6, 1941-Sept. 26, 2021

 

Robert “Bob” Glenn Baird left this earth on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in San Francisco, California. After celebrating his 80th birthday in July, Bob and his wife of 54 years decided to go sightseeing. They jumped on a train in Crawfordsville and made the long journey to California. Shortly after arriving, they both tested positive for Covid. Despite having the vaccines, Bob’s pre-existing health conditions prevented his body from fighting the virus.

He was born July 6, 1941, at Fincastle, to the late Harry Clifford Baird and Olive Everman Baird. They raised him on the farm along with this three brothers, Joseph, James and David. They preceded him in death.

Bob attended the New Market Christian Church for most of his adult life.

After graduating from Roachdale High School in 1959, he attended Indiana State University on a basketball scholarship. This is where he obtained an undergraduate degree in chemistry and graduate degrees in mathematics and physics. Upon graduating college, he found himself doing a favor for a friend and started teaching at New Market High School. Rumor has it, this is where he met his future wife, Carol German. Bob and Carol wed on June 24, 1967. They went on to have two children and raised them a very short distance from where he spent the next several decades teaching. He leaves behind his wife and children, Corbin (Rhonda) Baird and Emily (Joseph) McCutchan, as well as his grandchildren Maya, Caden, Quincy and Owen.

Although he never envisioned being a teacher, he developed a joy for teaching high school. Teaching chemistry, physics, math and astronomy at New Market and then Southmont High School until 1997. It was working with his fellow teachers and the students, where he developed some of his strongest friendships. After school in the afternoon, and summertime, he explored many hobbies and pastimes. Some of those include his love of bird watching, playing golf, gardening, wood working and general shenanigans. His former students will know of his love of making bets for about anything, including shooting free throws and White Castle eating contests. If you knew Bob, you knew a man full of a lot of things. Including lots of love, laughter, stories, horrible jokes and random anecdotes

There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 at Brick Chapel Cemetery. Due to increase in Covid cases, masks are encouraged during the service. The service will be recorded and can be viewed on Bob’s obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Montgomery Community Foundation, The Southmont Education Fund, 119 E. Main St., P.O. Box 334, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Robert J. Trivett

Robert J. Trivett

July 7, 1953 ~ October 5, 2021

 

Robert J. Trivett, age 68 of Cloverdale passed away October 5th, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving wife and family.

Rob was a loving husband and papaw. He was owner and operator of Trivetts Auto for many years. Rob loved to karaoke, camp, fish, and sit around the campfire with his family and friends. He will be missed greatly. Always and forever.

He was born July 7th, 1953 to Lewis and Marcia (Amos) Trivett.

Rob married Donna Schwomeyer November 26th, 2008 and she survives.

In addition to his wife Donna Trivett he is also survived by his mother Marcia Trivett; daughters Jennifer Spangler, Holly (Ed) Fettig, Tracy Trivett (Johnny), Heather Trivett (Jacob), Sara Trivett; step-son AJ Monnett; brothers Michael Trivett, Larry Trivett (Zondra), Tim Trivett (Jenny); sister Jeannie Cheek (Bob); grandchildren Dylan, Haylee, Kristen, Austin, Hannah, Abby, Andrew, Tim, Nick, Morgan, Logan, Tyler, Haley, Hannah, Jack, Kinzie, Trey, Tyson, Talon, Tatum, and Tegyan.

He is preceded in death by his father Lewis Trivett; daughter Jamie Trivett; sister Linda Trivett; and brother Eric Trivett.

Funeral services for Rob will be at 3:00 pm Monday October 11th, 2021 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until the service time of 3:00 pm at the funeral home. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Marjorie Ruth Tanner

Marjorie Ruth Tanner

FEBRUARY 5, 1927 – OCTOBER 6, 2021

 

Marjorie Ruth Tanner, 94, of Seelyville, went peacefully to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at her home, with her family by her side. She was born on February 5, 1927, in Vigo County to Theodore Roosevelt Jeffers and Lorena (Fagg) Jeffers.

Marjorie is survived by her children, Jim Sivertson, Lori Smith and husband Mark, all of Georgia, Bob Sivertson and wife Rita, Tim Tanner and wife Kathy, and Lynda Prouse and husband Tony, all of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Dustin, Christina, Jared, Siera, Ethan, Colt, Carrie, Kevin, Bobby, Frank, and Leslee; one sister, Jean Zurcher; a brother, Kenny Jeffers; two sisters-in-law, Betty Jeffers and Phyllis Jeffers; several great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Richard “Dick” Tanner; four brothers, three sisters-in-law and grandchildren, Shawn Robert Sivertson, and twins Amber and Andrew Hammond.

Marjorie graduated from Glenn High School. She worked at Columbia House, retiring after nineteen years of dedicated service. Marjorie was a member of Seelyville United Methodist Church and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed gardening, especially in her flower beds. She also liked to paint. Most of all, Marjorie loved to dote on her grandchildren and great-grandbabies.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home with Pastor Brett Wilson officiating. Marjorie will be laid to rest next to her husband in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Paula Sue (Pedigo) Hillard

Paula Sue (Pedigo) Hillard

February 8, 1974 ~ October 5, 2021 (age 47)

 

Paula Sue (Pedigo) Hillard, age 47 of Cloverdale passed away October 5th, 2021.

She was born February 8th, 1974 to Roger and Glenda Grace (Denzio) Pedigo.

Paula was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary since 2003, she graduated from Scecina Memorial High School, she was in the American Honors Society and featured in the Who’s Who Among Americans book.

Paula married Robert Lee Hillard III July 17th, 2005 and he survives.

In addition to her husband she is also survived by her mother Glenda Grace Pedigo, Godchild Ariyal Kian Hawk; sisters Glenda (Barney) Reel, Cheryl Pedigo and her partner Cheri Griffin; nieces Tiffany Reel, Danielle Reel; father-in-law Daddy Bert Lee Smith III; and her dog Heavenleigh Pedigo Hillard.

She is preceded in death by her father Roger Pedigo.

Funeral services for Paula will be at 3:00 pm Friday October 8th, 2021 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the service time of 3:00 pm at the funeral home.Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Mary Vanetta Tucker

Mary Vanetta Tucker

FEBRUARY 21, 1942 – OCTOBER 2, 2021

 

Mary Vanetta Tucker, age 79, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Mary was born February 21, 1942.

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

Donnie Ray Hutson

Donnie Ray Hutson

Aug. 4, 1960-Sept. 30, 2021

 

Donnie Ray Hutson, 61, of Veedersburg passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, doing what he loved, setting up his deer stand.

He was born Aug. 4, 1960, at Clinton, to the late Homer Lee and Mary Helen (Yocum) Hutson. 

Donnie graduated from Seeger High School in 1979. He married Donna Gossett on Sept. 5, 1982. He worked at C&D Battery in Attica for over 45 years. He loved the outdoors; hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting and driving his dune buggy.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Donna; daughter Nickie Hutson; son Tyler Hutson; granddaughter Adalina; two sisters, Darlene Hutson and Brenda Kincaid; brother Keith Hutson; many nieces and nephews; and many special friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Jerry, Sam and Rick Hutson.

Visitation will be at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman, on Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 4 p.m. till the time of the service at 6 p.m. The service will be recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Cremation will follow the service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or you may donate online by clicking on the Donation Tab at the top of Donnie’s obituary page. Sanders Funeral Care entrusted with care. 

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

Dennis Ray Weir

Dennis Ray Weir

Oct. 3, 2021

 

Dennis Ray Weir, 70, of Crawfordsville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at home while surrounded by his loving family. Arrangements are pending at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Velma Marie Dittmer

Velma Marie Dittmer

July 24, 1923-Sept. 28, 2021

 

Velma Marie Dittmer, 98, passed away Sept. 28, 2021.

She was born July 23, 1923, to the late Andrew and Alice Salisbury in Peoria, Illinois. Velma was a member of the Sunshine Group, which sang at nursing homes, churches, and social events. She was a great story teller. Velma enjoyed meeting people and striking up conversations. Mrs. Dittmer was a member of Church of the Nazarene in Indiana and Illinois. She was loved dearly by her family and friends, and she shared that love in return.

In addition to her parents, Velma is preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Rev. John Dittmer; sons, Samuel Dittmer and Paul Stephen Dittmer; brother Ambrose Salisbury; sister Lillian Salisbury; and grandson John Mason.

Velma is survived by: daughter Janice D. Hoffa (Norman); daughters-in-law, Joyce Dittmer and Judy Dittmer; grandchildren, Julie Johnson (Damion), Jim Dittmer, Chris Hoffa (Gillian Norton), David Dittmer (Kim), Sheila Dittmer, Sondra Sixberry (Troy), Sara Bender (Corey), Stephanie Patridge (Sean), Jennifer Cooper (Conrad), Gina Reynolds (Ken) and John Dittmer; granddaughter-in-law Elizabeth Mason; great-grandchildren, John Mason, Alicia Mason, Juliana Johnson, Sam Butler, David Butler, Sean Johnson, Daniel Dittmer, Jessica Dittmer, Samantha Dittmer, Tiffany Dittmer, Allison Dittmer, Caden Sixberry, Caleb Sixberry, Krista Sixberry, Corinne Bender, Simone Bender, Wesley Patridge, Wyatt Patridge, Callie Cooper, Coats Cooper, Grace Reynolds, Jade Helms, Cassidy Dittmer, Kellan Dittmer and Calli Dittmer; and great-great-grandchildren, Alli Helms, Mikie Helms and Sammy Helms.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene. Interment will follow at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Global Treasury Services, Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 843116, Kansas City, MO 64184-3116 https://give.nazarene.org/donate/f/227.

Anna Marie Meece

Anna Marie Meece

Oct. 15, 1957-Oct. 2, 2021

 

Anna Marie Meece of rural Crawfordsville passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Oct. 2, 2021, at home with family by her side. She was 63.

Anna was a 1976 graduate of North Montgomery High School and was a founding member of the Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Crawfordsville. She worked at Crawford Industries for 32 years, retiring from there. She enjoyed fishing and camping. Most of all, she loved her grandkids and all of her family.

Born Oct. 15, 1957, at Elwood, Indiana, she was the daughter of Louis McRoberts and Mary E. Porter McRoberts. On Dec. 31, 1976, she married Dan Meece. He survives.

Surviving family includes: husband Dan Meece of rural Crawfordsville; two sons, Jerrad (Vanessa) Meece of Crawfordsville and Brandon (Wendy) Meece of Michigan; mother Mary McRoberts of Darlington; sister Debra Coffman of Darlington; two brothers, Robert McRoberts of Crawfordsville and Louis McRoberts Jr. of Darlington; and six grandchildren, Leila Marie, Zane, Jayce, Sedona, Keirstyn and Dalton.

She was preceded in death by her dad, Louis McRoberts Sr.

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will begin at 3 p.m., after which she will be laid to rest at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

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

William Eugene Rich

William Eugene Rich

MAY 8, 1959 – OCTOBER 3, 2021

 

William Eugene Rich, age 62, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021. William was born May 8, 1959.

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

Ronald Leon Kibbe

Ronald Leon Kibbe

September 13, 1938 - October 2, 2021

 

Ronald Leon Kibbe, 83, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, on October 2, 2021.

Ron was born on September 13, 1938, in Rockville, Indiana, the son of Garrell and Naomi (Craig) Kibbe. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1956, six months early, so that he could join the United States Army. He served proudly, for 5 years, before being honorably discharged in 1961. Ron met Karen Witty and 3 months later they were married. Ron worked for Anaconda for 36 years. When he wasn’t working, he spent his time hunting, fishing, woodworking, and watching Western’s. Each summer their family enjoyed traveling to various locations around the US. He loved spending time with his family – especially his grandchildren.

Ron’s Christian faith was paramount in his life. Ron began his walk with Christ in 1970 while working at Alcan. Recently he and his wife have been attending Grace Chapel Church.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents Garrell and Naomi Kibbe and a sister Patricia “Pat” Plunkett.

Ron leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Karen; a daughter Nancy Applegate and husband Tim; a son Tim Kibbe and wife Michelle; grandchildren: Abbey Thomas and husband Shawn, Alex Applegate and wife Lakin, T.J. Kibbe, and Ethan Kibbe; great-grandchildren: Tylee Dutrow, Lincoln Thomas, and Dayton Applegate; a sister Judy Brosche and husband Steve; brother-in-law Bob Plunkett as well as several extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 11am until 1:00pm. Services will follow at 1:00pm with Pastor Tim Russell officiating. Burial will be held at Clearview Cemetery with military honors provided by the VFW, American Legion, and the United States Army.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brazil Fire Department Equipment Fund 202 E. Jackson St. Brazil, Indiana 47834 or the Cornerstone Christian Academy PO Box 185 Brazil, Indiana 47834.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a note of condolence.

Russell R. Herbert

Russell R. Herbert

February 1, 1953 ~ September 29, 2021 (age 68)

 

Russell R. Herbert, age 68 of Cloverdale passed away September 29th, 2021.

He was born February 1st, 1953 to the late Lloyd and Barbara (Scott) Herbert.

Russell married Marjorie Dunshee on September 18th, 1971. They just celebrated their 50th year Anniversary.

In addition to his wife Marjorie Herbert, he is also survived by his daughters Trisha (Mike) Wilkerson; Lisa Herbert, Rachelle (Tristian) Huether; 8 grandchildren; 12 Nieces and Nephews; and brother Chris (Konnie) Herbert.

A Celebration of life for Russell will be held from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday October 12th, 2021, with military honors at 2:30pm. Services will be held at Cloverdale American Legion Post #281 501 S. Main St. Cloverdale, IN 46120. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Donnie Kaelber

Donnie Kaelber

December 22, 1967 - October 1, 2021

 

Donald “Donnie” Kaelber Jr., 53, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, on Friday, October 1, 2021 at his home.

Donnie was born on December 22, 1967, in Brazil, Indiana, the son of Donald Kaelber Sr. and Sherry (Head) Kaelber.

On February 15, 1992, he married his best friend and love of his life Lisa (Ward) Kaelber. They had three beautiful children Shaylee (Ward) Stantz and husband Kevin, Brayton Kaelber and wife Shelby, Landon Kaelber and fiancé Kristin Tippin and their children gave them the most wonderful gifts to spoil, Hunter Fitzpatrick, Brynlee Stantz, Quinn Kaelber, and Calvin Kaelber.

He was in the trucking industry the majority of his life, but he could do it all. His greatest joys were seeing his children grow up to be the wonderful people they are and being beside them every step of the way. He was our champion and our world.

His family meant the world to him and he loved them all deeply. Along with his wife and children, he leaves behind his brothers, John Kaelber and wife Annie, Rodney Kaelber and wife Deanna, aunts and uncles: Anita McCracken (Bill), Norma Head (Carol), Ray Head, Roy Head (Teresa), Fran York, Harry Mac Kaelber, Randy Kaelber (Candy), cousins, Joey McCracken (Vickie), Jared McCracken, Eric Head (Andrea), Chrissy Cesinger (Kevin), Jason Kaelber (Natasha), Melissa Kaelber, Josh Kaelber, April Kaelber, Linda Shelton, and honorary cousin Gary Gibson, nieces and nephews, Allie, Nick, Katie, Courtney, Tyler, Eli, Jayda, Jaylyn, Reagan, brother-in-law Jonathan Ward (Jamie), mother and father-in-law Max and Jackie Ward and many great nieces, nephews, and some of the greatest friends a person could ask for – he truly loved you all.

Graveside services will be at Calcutta Cemetery, on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 1:00pm with Pastor Doug Parkey officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cornerstone Christian Academy PO Box 185 Brazil, Indiana 47834.

Send a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Cathy Cash

Cathy Cash

April 21, 1959-Sept. 25, 2021

 

Cathy Cash, formerly of Crawfordsville and Avon, passed away Saturday night, Sept. 25, 2021, at Franciscan East Lafayette, after a series of health issues. She was 62.

Born April 21, 1959, at Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Malcolm Cash and Judith Debard Cash. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School and Ivy Tech, with a degree in nursing.  She worked as a nurse in Crawfordsville, Indianapolis and Avon, as well as traveling as a hospice nurse. She dedicated most of her life to her work.

Surviving family includes: sister Carla Petrulionis of Lafayette; niece Kaylin Petrulionis; and several cousins.

She will be laid to rest at the Oak Hill Mausoleum in a private family gathering. Arrangements were made through Burkhart Funeral Home.

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

Joseph R. Billingsley

Joseph R. Billingsley

Sept. 28, 2021

 

Joseph R. Billingsley, 64, of Crawfordsville died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Arrangements are pending at Hunt & Son Funeral Home. 

Mary E. Haffner

Mary E. Haffner

Sept. 29, 1950-Sept. 25, 2021

 

Mary E. Haffner, 70, of Crawfordsville passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, with her loving fiancé, Tony by her side.  She had also recently spent time with siblings before her passing.

Mary Beth, as she was known in her early years, was born Sept. 29, 1950, at Crawfordsville, to Don E. and Bettye Nell (Baker) Fouts.  She was the fourth of their six children.

She lived her childhood on the family farm in Montgomery County and in 1960 the family moved to New Richmond. Mary graduated from Coal Creek Central in 1969, and soon after married Ron Haffner of New Ross.

While living on their farm in Ladoga, Ron and Mary had two children whom they adored, Heather Lee and Trent Robert. Mary and Ron were later divorced. In 2001, Mary found true love and companionship with her long time friend, Tony Jeurissen, and later become engaged.

Mary was a member of the Church of Christ. She had a beautiful smile and a loving heart, along with a great sense of humor. In her younger years Mary enjoyed playing softball with friends. She was also a proud fan of the Indianapolis Colts. 

She thoroughly enjoyed watching her children and grandchild participate in sports and 4-H over the years. Mary’s most joyful moments were those spent with her loved ones, and her granddaughter, Marisa was her pride and joy.

She was preceded in death by her son, Trent Haffner; her parents; and sister Lucia Fouts Rundell.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Heather Lee Orapallo; son-in-law Robert Orapallo; and granddaughter Marisa Orapallo of Ocean City, New Jersey.

Mary is also survived by two sisters, Beverly Laughlin of Lafayette and Donna Campbell of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and two brothers, R. Lee Fouts of Searcy, Arkansas and R.B. (Sonny) Fouts of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews.

At Mary’s request, there will be no public memorial service. She will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

Peggy Ann Bane Drenth

Peggy Ann Bane Drenth

Sept. 29, 2021

 

Peggy Ann Bane Drenth, 58, of Fishers passed away at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 in Acension St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Chance Walker Cadman

Chance Walker Cadman

Sept. 28, 2021

 

Chance Walker Cadman, son of Blake Wayne and Haley Elizabeth Fuller Cadman of rural Covington, was delivered prematurely into this world. Chance was unable to complete his gestation and instead received his angle wings at 8:41 Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, in Franciscan Hospital East Lafayette. 

Anxiously anticipating his arrival along with his parents, Blake and Haley, are his siblings, Deacon Wayne and Emmery Elizabeth Cadman; grandparents, Dwayne “Tony” and Elizabeth Fuller of Darlington and Darrell and Darla Cadman of Covington.; great-grandparents, Donna and Mike Cunningham of rural Veedersburg and Don Fuller of Crawfordsville; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

The family will receive guests 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Stringtown Church of God, 2390 S. Stringtown Road, Covington, with graveside services following at Coal Creek Cemetery near Stringtown. Pastor Keith Kloosner will officiate. Family and Friends Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Stringtown Church of God.

To sign the guest book or share a condolence visit us at www.familyandfriendsfh.com.

Lois Beach Davis

Lois Beach Davis

Sept. 23, 1925-Sept. 29, 2021

 

Lois Beach Davis passed away Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2021.

She was born Sept 23, 1925, in Tippecanoe County, to Emerson Asa and Grace (Rice) Beach. She graduated from New Ross High School in 1943 — go Blue Jays!

On Jan. 25, 1946, she married Herschell H. Davis in freezing rain, hail, sleet and snow. They were blessed with Nancy (Donald F. ) Kochert, Janie Cronk and Charles Edward (now deceased). Lois and Herschell loved camping, square dancing, taking their RV to Indy 500 races and participating in Shriner parades.

 

Lois was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary at the local Brian Bowman VFW Post 1431. While her children were growing, Lois sewed clothing, wallpapered and upholstered the home furnishings.

Lois decorated their home with crocheted doilies, cross-stitched wall hangings and blessed her grandchildren with knitted afghans.

She loved to travel and was a true “social butterfly.” Because she loved people, Lois became a nurse’s aide at the old Crawfordsville hospital, worked at Montgomery Wards in the drapery and blinds department, loved working in the kitchen of the Cambridge Inn cafeteria in the old mall, and truly enjoyed the public at Roselyn’s Bakery.  Later in life, Lois was a caregiver for neighbors and friends-all while participating in euchre and bridge card clubs.

Herschell died in 1995 and Lois was the last of her nine brothers and sisters: Donald 1905-1978, Harold 1907-1987, Helen Hudson 1909-2001, Floyd 1912-2000, Mildred Swearingen 1914-2001, Byron 1916-1988, Morris 1920-1994, Paul 1922-2003, Lois 1925-2021 and Stanley 1927-1981.

Surviving are her two daughters; sister-in-law Glena Davis of Oak Hill, Florida; grandchildren, Wendy (John) Jackson, Maureen (Shawn) Brewer, Teresa (Donny) Dowell, Selina Touhey, Kyle (Alexis) Grimes, Jeremy (Traci) Davis and Corey (Michele) Davis; great-grandchildren, Katherine Jackson, Andrew and Lexie Brewer, Marcus and McKayla Dowell, Johnathan Touhey, Mia Grimes, Guenevere (Ben) Groff and Hannah, Joshua and Colton Davis; great-great-grandchildren, Brennen and Persephone; and beloved cousins, nieces, nephews of the extended Beach, Davis, Denham, Hudson, Rice, Ritter and Swearingen families.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Burkhart Funeral Home.  Services will begin at 4 p.m. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery South.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity or Riley Hospital for Children, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509.

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

Glen Harold Harper

Glen Harold Harper

Feb. 13, 1929-Sept. 29, 2021

 

Glen Harold Harper, 92, of Noblesville passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at Harbour Manor Care Center in Noblesville.

He was born Feb. 13, 1929, to Roy S. Harper and Helen Louise (Moffitt) Harper near Garfield, Indiana.

Glen is survived by his sons, Alan (Becky) Harper of Flippin, Arkansas, and Neal (Nancy) Harper of Carrollton, Texas; daughters, Susan (Ed) Mayhall of The Woodlands, Texas, and Ann (Eric) Gerlach of West Lafayette; sister Florence Wright; nine loving grandchildren, Jaysi (Ryan) Madigan, Abbey (Jason) Lamb, George (Sarah) Mayhall, Kimberly Mayhall (Jonathan Pottle), Sarah Meeks, Matt (Katy) Harper, Beth Harper, Tyler Gerlach and Cody Gerlach (Chris Reagin); nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Glen attended schools in Montgomery County, graduating from Darlington High School as Valedictorian of the Class of 1947. He attended Butler University, graduating in 1951. While at Butler, Glen played basketball under Tony Hinkle, which launched his career as a basketball coach.

Glen proudly served his country in the Indiana National Guard for 10 years. He was married Dec. 24, 1949, to Marilyn McClaskey. Glen taught a year in Princeton, Indiana and then in New Ross. He taught and coached four years where they won two sectionals and a regional. Also in 1955-56, the groups won the county baseball tourney, the county and sectional basketball tourney, and county track tourney, a very good senior class.

Glen moved to Noblesville in the fall of 1956. The teams won seven sectionals and two Kokomo regional championships. The 1957 team lost to State Champs, undefeated South Bend Central. Glen was named the Indiana Basketball Coach of the Year by the sportscasters and news writers for 1957.

He received a master’s degree in guidance and administration from Ball State University in 1960. Glen spent two years at Hagerstown (1971-1973), 15 years at Monticello, then returned to Noblesville in 1988 where he remained.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at First Christian Church of Noblesville, 16377 Herriman Blvd., Noblesville, with Rev. Dr. Brooks Barrick officiating. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Darlington.

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

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

Terry L. Wall

Terry L. Wall

Aug. 4, 1944-Sept. 29, 2021

 

Terry L. Wall, 77, of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at home.

He was born Aug. 4, 1944, at Gardena, California, to Louis Cacia and Grace Haagbloom Cacia. He had been an office administrator for PAS an was a member of the Lutheran Maritime Ministry.

Survivors include: his children, Aaron and Rose Wall of Crawfordsville, Brian and Adriana Wall of Whittier, California, and Lucas and Stephanie Wall of Torrance, California; brother Dave Cacia of Palmdale; and seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life at a later date.

Hunt & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Barbara Sue Roth

Barbara Sue Roth

JUNE 24, 1942 – OCTOBER 1, 2021

 

Barbara S. Roth, 79, of Terre Haute, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born on June 24, 1942, in Terre Haute, to Frank and Ruth (Thomas) Colderbank.

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Roth of Terre Haute; sister, Sandy Andrews of Terre Haute; nieces, Laury Hall and husband Dirk of Minnesota, Kathy Placker of Texas, Sarah Lowery and husband Shane of Indianapolis, Frederica Escoffier and husband Steven of Ohio, Barbra Hehmeyer and husband John of Tennessee, and Norma Roth of Brussells, Belgium.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Erich William Roth; and a niece, Chrisy Tipton and her husband Bob Tipton of Vincennes.

Barbara was a 1960 graduate of Garfield High School. She graduated with her Master’s degree in teaching from Indiana State University. From the time she was a little girl, Barbara always wanted to be a teacher. She worked for several years at Consolidated School in West Terre Haute until her dream of becoming a mother was fulfilled.

Barbara was a long-time member of the former Grace United Methodist Church and was active in the “Grace Girls.” She taught nursery school at the church and enjoyed the fellowship she had with the other members. Barbara enjoyed going on car rides just to take in the sights. She loved animals, especially dogs, and opened her heart and home to strays and shelter dogs alike. She cherished the time she spent with her family. Barbara had a warm heart and a lovely soul. She will be truly missed.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Roselawn Funeral Home. Barbara will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Alex Cantrell Taylor

Alex Cantrell Taylor

AUGUST 19, 1946 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

 

Alex Cantrell Taylor, 75, of Greencastle, formerly of Texas, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Born August 19, 1946 in Pendleton, Texas, he was the son of Bunk and Dortha Elizabeth (Shirley) Taylor.

Alex retired from the United States Army. He was a decorated veteran, having served in the Vietnam War.

He was a member of the VFW and Masonic Lodge.

Alex is survived by his wife, Mary Jane “Janie” Taylor; a daughter, Lottie Hancock; step daughters, Becky Hutcheson and Debbie Beaver; brother, Robert Lee Taylor; sister, Marilyn Postier; and several grandchildren & great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Alex Cantrell Taylor Jr; and three brothers, Richard Ray, Ruben Allen, and Harliss Clinton Taylor.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will follow at 2:00 PM at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Whitestown, IN.

The family will receive friends from 10 AM until time of service at the funeral home on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made in Alex’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516

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

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