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Eugene McKee Davis Sr.

Eugene McKee Davis Sr.

JUNE 16, 1930 – NOVEMBER 28, 2021

 

Eugene McKee Davis Sr., 91, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Eugene was born in Madison on June 16, 1930, the son of Carl and Inez (King) Davis.

Mr. Davis proudly served in the United States Army. He worked with Briggs as a Truck Driver for many years, and was Lake Manager at Glen Flint Lake. Eugene was a member of Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge, and the American Legion.

Survivors include three children, Linda Finley, (Jerry), Peggy Fahrenkamp, and Steven Davis; three step-children, David Kipley, (Linda), James Kipley, (Patty), and Sue Herman, (Don); a brother James Davis, (Martha); several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Gladys Davis; and a son, Eugene McKee Davis Jr. Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Clinton Falls Cemetery.

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

Gerald Ray Beck

Gerald Ray Beck

JUNE 17, 1937 – NOVEMBER 29, 2021

 

Gerald Ray Beck, 84, of Bainbridge passed away on November 29, 2021, at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville.

Gerald was born in Putnam County on June 17, 1937, the son of Clarence and Josephine (Walters) Beck, and was a graduate of Bainbridge High School. He attended Purdue University where he completed a short course in Agriculture.

Mr. Beck proudly served in the United States Army. After leaving the Army, he worked as an Iron Worker for Ben Hurr. Later, Gerald opened Beck’s Hardware Store in Bainbridge until his retirement.

Survivors include his daughter, Beth Pinney, (Mark); a sister, Marge Terrell; a brother, Gene Beck, (Alice); five grandchildren, Ashlee, Carly, Ben Maggie, Joslyn, and Iris; a great-granddaughter, Addy; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lana Beck; two sons, Edwin E. “Eddie” Beck, and Mitchell “Mitch” Beck; and a sister, Phyllis Sutherlin.

A celebration of life will be held at Ashlee and Kole’s House at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 4th.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to 4-H Scholarship Fund by mailing to: Putnam County Community Foundation, 2 S. Jackson St., Greencastle, IN 46135. Make your check out to Putnam County Community Foundation and write 4-H General in the memo of the check.

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

Jeanne A. Anderson

Jeanne A. Anderson

October 25, 1947 ~ November 29, 2021 (age 74)

 

Jeanne A. Anderson (Nickerson), 74, of Cloverdale, Ind., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 29, 2021.

Jeanne was born on Oct. 25, 1947 in Indianapolis. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Barbara Nickerson.

She married Ralph Anderson on Oct. 17, 1982.

Jeanne is survived by a son, Wesley (Lauren) Anderson of New Palestine, two stepsons, Brent (Marcia) Anderson of Indianapolis and Scott (Sharon) Anderson of Plainfield, three grandchildren, Ian Anderson, Jason Anderson, and Kelli Myers, and two great grandchildren. Siblings Pam Gilman of Cloverdale, John Nickerson of Cloverdale, and Hobert Nickerson of Greencastle also survive Jeanne.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Ralph and sister Dianne (Fran) Rowe.

Jeanne worked many different jobs throughout her life, but was most beloved as the house mother for the Delta Chi fraternity at DePauw University. She impacted and cared for each young man who came through the fraternity’s doors.

Services for Jeanne will be held at Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale on Saturday, December 4. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. with a memorial service to follow immediately after. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Hershel Junior Crews

Hershel Junior Crews

Nov. 28, 2021

 

Hershel Junior Crews, 76, went to his heavenly home Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Beaumont, Kentucky, the only son of Hershel William Crews and Reba (Rigsby) Crews. In October 2008 he married his best friend, Connie Flick. She survives.

Junior began his career at Froedge’s Inc., then served Crawfordsville’s street and sewage departments. In 1984, he joined Dicaperl Corp., formerly Grevco, as a maintenance welder, then maintenance manager. He retired in 2010.

Junior was a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion. He loved working outside, spending time in the woods and telling stories on his porch. His dry humor will be missed.

In addition to his wife, Junior is survived by his loving daughter, Kristy Crews; sons, (Yancy) Shane Crews and DJ Starcevish; step-daughters, Tonya (Matt) Gudell, Charity Risley and Kendra (Owen) Cooks; grandchildren, Allison (Blaine) Rohlk, Jacob Crews, Jessica Crews, Linsey (Cody) Flick, Kyle Dagley, Tyler (Sheridan) Gudell, Ashlyn Risley, Grace Merriman, Blaine Merriman, Noah (Sara) Merriman and Michael (Alex) Merriman; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Rex Hayes, Ed (Lavonne) Myers and Eleanor (Roger) Wilcox; and several great-grandchildren, loving nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Junior was preceded in death by his mother; father; his beloved sisters, Lucy Hayes and Eva Bushong; sister-in-law, Barb Eaton; and brother-in-law, Clifford Eaton.

Visitation will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at Hunt and Son Funeral Home, with the funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. Junior will be laid to rest at Indian Creek Cemetery.

The family appreciates the skill and compassionate care of the Franciscan Alliance Home Health and Hospice team as well as Dr. Roberts and his staff.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County.

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

Linda Joyce Cooksey

Linda Joyce Cooksey

Nov. 10, 1956- Nov. 25, 2021

 

Linda Joyce Cooksey of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday night, Nov. 25, 2021, at Majestic Care of Lafayette. She was 65.

Linda worked at Hi-Tek lighting for several years before becoming the church secretary at the Crawfordsville First Church of the Nazarene. She was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds. She was born Nov. 10, 1956 in Crawfordsville and graduated from Crawfordsville High School.

She is survived by several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Cooksey, and her grandparents, William Cooksey and Maye Ruth Cooksey.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Oak Hill Cemetery South on State Road 32, led by Pastor Josh Jones of the Harbor Nazarene Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

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

Miriam Della Rivers

Miriam Della Rivers

March 20, 1935-Nov. 27, 2021

 

Miriam Della Rivers of Crawfordsville passed into heaven Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at the age of 86.

Miriam was born March 20, 1935, at Crawfordsville, to James B. and Bessie “Carter” Harrington. History records that Miriam was a granddaughter of local Civil War veteran, James Alaxander Harrington, whom was honorably discharged from the Union Army on June 6, 1865.

Miriam attended Crawfordsville schools and one day in her early teens she met Robert Max Rivers, who soon became the love of her life. Miriam and Bob were married March 25, 1951, in her family home at Crawfordsville. Miriam and Bob started a family; raised four children; enjoyed many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and celebrated 67 years of marriage before Bob passed away in April 2018.

Miriam was well known locally for her beautiful soprano voice and was called on to sing at many weddings, funerals and church services. Miriam was a member of Fremont Street Baptist Church in Crawfordsville, where she served along side of her husband in many different areas of service in the church.

Miriam is survived by sister Ann Ward; her four children, James Robert (Carolyn), David Matthew (Paula), Thomas Joel (Sue) and Melody Rene (Lee) Overfelt; 15 grandchildren, Adam, Bob, Jon, Joe, Bekah, Danny, Josh, Brian, Elizabeth, Christina, Jamie, Ryan, Jada, Seth and Haley; as well as a plethora of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Miriam is preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bob) Max Rivers; her parents, James B. and Bessie May Harrington; her brothers, Marlon and James Harrington; and sister Evelyn M. Frey.

A calling will be held at Hunt and Son Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with the funeral service immediately following. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, where she will be laid beside her husband Bob.

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

Melanie 'Micky' Anne Gramlin

Melanie ‘Micky’ Anne Gramlin

June 23, 1955-Nov. 21, 2021

 

Melanie “Micky” Anne Gramlin passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at Avon, after a brief illness. She was loved and cherished by family and friends.

She was born June 23, 1944, at Indianapolis. Originally from Carmel, Indiana, she eventually settled in Fort Worth, Texas. She returned to Indiana and continued her career in restaurant management at Hardee’s in Crawfordsville and the insurance field. Melanie will be missed by many who enjoyed her wit and love of life.

She is survived by sons, Matthew D. Gramlin of Fort Worth, Texas, Jeremy L. Gramlin and wife Christy Gramlin of Crawfordsville; mother Margaret Ann Harvey; siblings, Debra J. Harvey, Robin E. Harris, Tina L. Tyson, Jennifer Harvey, Donovan P. Jenkins, Lorry Harvey Embry and Larry A. Harvey Jr.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Melanie was preceded in death by lifetime partner Adalesa Blaylock; son Benjamin B. Gramlin; father Larry A. Harvey; and brother Ryan L. Harvey.

Memorial services are pending.

Nathan Eugene Wood

Nathan Eugene Wood

NOVEMBER 18, 1980 – NOVEMBER 27, 2021

 

Nathan Eugene Wood, age 41, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021. Nathan was born November 18, 1980.

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

Lois Pearl Clark

Lois Pearl Clark

JANUARY 27, 1931 – NOVEMBER 26, 2021

 

Lois Pearl Clark, age 90, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021, with her loving husband of 70 years, Marvin, at her side.

Lois was a devoted Christian wife, mother, grandmother and great¬grandmother. She wbas born January 27, 1931 in Baxter, Kentucky, the oldest daughter of Ralph and Georgianna (Banks) York. She married Marvin Clark on April 10, 1951, and he survives.

Other survivors are daughter, Claudia Clark, son, Alan (Janice) Clark, sisters, Betty Kendall and JoAnn (Paul) Pitts, granddaughters, Amanda (Topher) Morris and Candace (Peter) Gaunt and great-grandchildren, Mary Cate and Cohen Morris, and Evelyn and Oliver Gaunt.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, James York, John Lee York and Jerry York. Lois was a member of the First Baptist Church in Greencastle, joining in 1948 when she moved with her parents and family to Greencastle from Metropolis, Illinois. She was employed as an operator with the local telephone company, then worked for a number of years as a full-time homemaker while raising her children. Later, she worked at Mary Emma Jones Elementary School, Central National Bank, and DePauw University, from which she retired after 25 years of service.

In retirement, she and Marvin enjoyed traveling and, at age 79, Lois completed one of the top items on her "bucket list" by taking advantage of a chance to tandem skydive, which she repeated at age 80.

Public graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Forest Hill Cemetery with Aaron Plessinger officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to First Baptist Church of Greencastle Youth Programs.

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

Cody Lee Cox

Cody Lee Cox

April 13, 1987 ~ November 27, 2021 (age 34)

 

Cody Lee Cox, 34, of Greencastle, passed away on November 27, 2021.  He was born April 13, 1987 to Brad and Donna (Butts) Cox.  He graduated from South Putnam High School. 

Cody had a passion for all things outdoors. He loved fishing, hunting, and working as a cell tower technician foreman. Cody was a man of few words, but he always lit up a room. 

Cody had a huge heart. He loved his family and friends deeply. He would always do anything he could to help others. His calm nature, made him a great listener and friend. 

His work ethic was second to none, and he loved working hard for Deer Creek Rigging and Microwave.

 

Gone Fishin’

“I've finished life's chores assigned to me, 

So put me on a boat headed out to sea. 

Please send along my fishing pole 

For I've been invited to the fishin' hole. 

 

Where every day is a day to fish, 

To fill your heart with every wish. 

Don't worry, or feel sad for me, 

I'm fishin' with the Master of the sea. 

 

We will miss each other for awhile, 

But you will come and bring your smile. 

That won't be long you will see, 

Till we're together you and me. 

 

To all of those that think of me, 

Be happy as I go out to sea. 

If others wonder why I'm missin' 

Just tell 'em I've gone fishin'”

 

He is preceded in death by his mother, Donna Cox. 

He is survived by his significant other and children, Ashley (Jace and Rylan) Wagner; his father, Brad Cox; Grandparents Richard Butts, Floyd and Donna Deckard; his brother Kyle (Kayla) Cox, and their children Zane, Kinzer, Kincade, and Patience; brother Damon (Jannllie) Cox and their children Julian, Damon, Elliana, Emric; his aunt and uncle Eric and Shirley Hayman; his cousins Eric and Sarah Hayman and their children Aubrey and Jackson. 

 Memorial Services for Cody will be held Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at 2:00pm, New Providence Baptist Church, 6526 S. Cty. Rd. 550 E., Greencastle, IN 46135. Visitation will be held from Noon until service time.

 A special thank you to Whitaker Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Indiana’s DNR Sportsmen's Benevolence Fund.  https://www.in.gov/apps/dnr/

Dennis R. Miller

Dennis R. Miller

September 8, 1952 - November 21, 2021

 

Dennis R. Miller, 69, of Terre Haute, Indiana, passed away at home, unexpectedly, on November 21, 2021.

Dennis was born on September 8, 1952, the son of Robert T. and Wilma Jean (Hunsicker) Miller. He graduated from Garfield High School with the class of 1970. Dennis was drafted into the United States Army and served as a truck driver for the military in Hawaii. As a civilian he continued his trucking career working as an owner operator leased to Liquid Transport Corporation for many years.

In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing but much of his life was spent on the road.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Wilma Miller and a sister Deanna McClara.

Dennis leaves behind his brother Leslie Miller (Lisa) of Brazil; nieces and nephew: Whittney (Matt) Rains, Mallory (John) Hamblin, and Jesse Miller (Yesenia Grijalva Tapia); great-nieces and nephews: Callie, Carter, Lilly, and Jax.

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Monday, November 29, 2021, from 5-7pm. Burial will be held at Roselawn Cemetery, at a later date.

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

Mark C Blake

Mark C Blake

JULY 10, 1963 – NOVEMBER 25, 2021

 

Mark C Blake, age 58, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021. Mark was born July 10, 1963.

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

Arlene Mae Bridges

Arlene Mae Bridges

JUNE 9, 1945 – NOVEMBER 27, 2021

 

Arlene Mae Bridges, 76 of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021.

Born June 9, 1945 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Ernest Frank and Edna Marcella (Meyers) Bridges and was a graduate of Bainbridge High School.

Arlene had worked for 28 years at Greencastle Manufacturing (formerly Oxford Automotive & Lobdell Emory).

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arlene is survived by her children, David Lee Buis, Beverly Ann Butcher, and Kimberly Marcell Grose; sisters, Sara Jane Bridges and Marlene Everman; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Private memorial services will be held. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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

Ben R. Atto

Ben R. Atto

AUGUST 5, 1937 – NOVEMBER 24, 2021

 

Ben R. Atto, 84, of Terre Haute, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2021 at Union Hospital. He was born on August 5, 1937, in Greene County to Ben and Fay (Stantz) Atto. He married Sandra Williams on September 1, 1959.

Ben is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Sandy Atto of Terre Haute; daughter, Cindy Cormican and husband, Gary, of San Antonio, Texas; grandsons, Joshua Cormican and wife Stacey of San Antonio, Christopher Cormican and wife, Rosemary, of Whitehouse, Texas, and Nathan Cormican and wife, Jennifer, of Hiawatha, Iowa; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Sharlyn Bland and Norma Page.

Ben was a devout Christian and his relationship with the Lord came first. He attended Faith Baptist Church in Terre Haute and was a member of Gospel Baptist Church in Bonita Springs, Florida. Ben had a beautiful voice, which was how he met his wife. He sang for years with his wife and his daughter in many churches around the Wabash Valley. He was a past member of the Terre Haute Choral Society. At the age of 15, Ben’s father recognized his son’s talent and encouraged him to form a quartet with his cousins, known as Harmony 5. The group gained popularity and sang onstage with The Blackwood Brothers and The Statesmen.

Singing was not Ben’s only talent, he was also an excellent woodworker and highly skilled with the lathe. Ben used his talents throughout the years making exquisite pieces of furniture for Sandy with not a detail overlooked. Ben also loved cars and had a need for speed. In his younger days, he enjoyed drag racing. Ben retired from Alcan Aluminum after 34 years of dedicated service in the maintenance department. Most of all, Ben was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be truly missed.

Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Ben’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Grant Utley and Pastor Jim Gibson officiating. Ben will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Martha Lou Starr

Martha Lou Starr

FEBRUARY 17, 1927 – NOVEMBER 25, 2021

 

Martha Lou Starr, 94, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021.

Born February 17, 1927 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Franklin Pierce and Rebecca Jane (Foster) Baker.

Martha was a homemaker. Prior to moving to Putnam County in 1956 with her husband, Garald Wayne Starr they had owned and operated the Fletch Haven Sanitarium in Indianapolis.

She was a lifetime member of Eastern Star and a member of God’s Half Century Sunday School Bible Club at Union Valley Church. Martha was an accomplished artist, having displayed and sold her oil paintings all around Indiana. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed working puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sons, David G. Starr and John Starr; and her siblings, Frank H. Baker, Sarah Isabelle Baker, and Elizabeth Jane Baker.

Martha is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Gary W.) Frank; daughter-in-law, Linda Starr; grandchildren, Cheryl L. Sizemore, Stephanie (Larry) Brossman, Jamie Johnson, Ainslee Starr, Kelsey Starr; step grandchildren, Tina Anderson and Cathy Shehorn; 13 great grandchildren; and 7 great great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Martha to the Humane Society of Putnam County P.O. Box 444 Greencastle, IN. 46135.

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

Dale E. Wilson

Dale E. Wilson

December 9, 1940 - November 25, 2021

 

Dale Edward Wilson, 80, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at Union Hospital, in Terre Haute, Indiana following a brief illness.

Dale was born on December 9, 1940, in Brazil, the son of Charles and Rebecca (Plumb) Wilson. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1958. He worked for American Vitrified Product Company for 13 years, Pillsbury Company in Terre Haute for 20 years and in New Albany, Indiana for 10 years. He retired at the age 1958.

Dale enjoyed fishing, shooting, reloading shells, hunting, and animals of all kinds.

He was a member of Eagles 274, Masonic Lodge 541, Carbon Masonic Lodge 529, and an honorary member of 2 Masonic lodges in Terre Haute.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents Charles L. and Rebecca Wilson and a brother Dennis Wilson.

Dale is survived by his wife Ruth (Biggs) Wilson, a daughter Rebecca Jane Wilson, a son Charles E. Wilson, a sister Dorothy Wilson Allen of California.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 32 Staunton, Indiana 47881 or the Clay County Humane Society 8280 N County Rd 125 W #7535, Brazil, IN 47834.

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Friday, December 3, 2021, from 11 am until 1 pm. Services will follow at 1 pm with Earl Hutcheson officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

Glen E. Norton

Glen E. Norton

April 21, 1931-Nov. 22, 2021

 

Glen E. Norton, 90, a longtime Colfax, Indiana resident, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East.  He was born April 21, 1931, in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, to Clell and Jessie (Chasteen) Norton. He married Kay Cox in Mulberry on Sept. 15, 1956, and she survives. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this past fall.

Glen was a 1949 graduate of Bowers High School in Montgomery County, Indiana. He lived in Colfax for 63 years.  He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1950-1954. He worked for Shumate Business Forms in Lebanon, Indiana, and retired after working for over 30 years.  Glen loved to golf, was very competitive, and has three trophies to show for it. He was committed to his work, and was very loving and dedicated to his family. He was baptized in Sugar Creek by Jim Spencer, pastor of the Methodist Church in Darlington.

He is survived by wife Kay Norton of Colfax; daughter Kelly Buck of Carmel; son Brad (Natalie Cox) Norton of Frankfort; two sisters, Dorothy Grimes and Lorene Yazel; two grandsons, Zack and Ben (Addie) Buck; three great-grandchildren, Audrey, Lucy and Ellis Buck.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Keith and Coleman Norton; and two brothers-in-law, David Grimes and Larry Yazel.

Private family services will be held. Burial with military rites will be in Plainview Cemetery, Colfax.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Frankfort American Legion or the Colfax Historical Society.  Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may share a personal message with the family.

Thomas Soules

Thomas Soules

JULY 31, 1965 – NOVEMBER 25, 2021

 

Thomas “Tom” Joseph Soules, 56, passed away at home on Thursday, November 25, 2021. Tom was born in Terre Haute on July 31, 1965, to Warren Soules and Suzanne (Osmon) Soules. Survivors include his mother Suzanne, brother Michael (Jane) Soules, sister Jodi (Matthew) Williams, nephews Jacob Soules, Mikey Soules, Reid Myers, and niece Morgan Myers. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Sadie. Tom is predeceased by his father Warren and favorite aunt, Peggy Osmon.

Tom attended Terre Haute North High School. A tragic accident as a teen altered the course of his life, but Tom persevered through his adversity and was an inspiration to all who knew him. Blessed with the courageous heart of a lion and the gentle spirit of a lamb, Tom was a helper by nature and was a friend to all who knew him. He was a favorite “Uncle Tom” to his cherished nephews and niece and loved to pester them relentlessly. He had a soft spot for animals, and spent a small fortune over the years feeding “his” squirrels. Tom enjoyed the outdoors and had the uncanny ability to spot a morel mushroom in an overgrown forest from a mile away in the middle of a spring thunderstorm. He enjoyed fishing, mowing the lawn, planting flowers, watching wrestling, building models, and playing with Sadie. He loved to “tinker” with things, and would tinker until they were fixed or completely broken beyond repair. He had a knack for achieving perfectly crisp bacon. Ever the comedian, he never squandered an opportunity to spray someone with a cold garden hose or jump out from behind a door to scare the bejesus out of you. His best friend was his mother, and they navigated all life’s obstacles together. Life with Tom meant you never carried your own groceries, and you always left the house with extra food because you just might get hungry later. Tom will be missed more than words can adequately express. We take comfort in the fact that he is reunited with his father and aunt.

Graveside services will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park on Tuesday, November 30th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Tom’s name to the Brain Injury Association of America or the Terre Haute Humane Society. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com

Paulette J. Teiken

Paulette J. Teiken

January 4, 1955 - November 22, 2021

 

Paulette Janice Teiken, 66, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on November 22, 2021 at her home.

Paulette was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, on January 4, 1955, the daughter of John “Jack” Teiken and Barbara (Erickson) Teiken. She graduated from South Putnam High School with the class of 1974. She worked with her dad, at his radio stations, as his secretary, for many years. After he retired, Paulette began working for Dave Smerdel, at Yesterday’s Pub, as a bartender and server. When she wasn’t working Paulette enjoyed working on crafts, baking, sewing, gardening, and “upcycling.” She was also a devoted mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents John “Jack” Teiken and Barbara Teiken; two siblings in infancy: Loren Teiken and Debra Teiken; a great-grandson Jacob Schane.

Paulette leaves behind 3 children: Jennifer Craft of Reelsville, Indiana, Eric Teiken of Brazil, Indiana, and Nicole “Niki” White of Brazil, IN; 4 grandchildren: Jesse Schane, Justin Schane, Amber Schane, and Nova White; 3 great-grandchildren: Maia Schane, Oakley Watson, and Conner Heyen; 3 siblings: Lorrie Heber (James) of Terre Haute, Andrea Bolin (William) of Scandia, MN, and Mary Brown (Chad) of Centerpoint; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Monday, November 29, 2021 from 4-7:30 pm. Rosary will be held at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Annunciation Catholic Church, on Tuesday, at 11:00 am with Father Hollowell officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

Andrew A.C. 'Andy' Hertel

Andrew A.C. ‘Andy’ Hertel

Sept. 8, 1922-Nov. 23, 2021

 

Andrew A.C. “Andy” Hertel, 99, of Roachdale, passed away peacefully on Nov. 23, 2021.

He was born Sept. 8, 1922, to Jacob A. and Donnis C. (Stevens) Hertel at Danville, Illinois. He first married Jenny Pearl Mount. He then married Edna “Gertrude” Roberts. They both preceded him in death.

Andy graduated from high school in 1941 and then went on to attend tool design school. He was a lifetime farmer and farmed many acres in the Roachdale and North Salem areas. He was a member of the Roachdale Christian Church since 1969 and served as a member of Gideons International.

He was passionate about getting Bibles into as many hands as possible through the Gideons and delivered many messages in support of the ministry to churches in a large portion of Indiana. He was active in a Bible study through the Roachdale Christian Church that met with inmates at the Putnam County Jail every Saturday morning. Throughout the years they saw over 250 souls saved and baptized. He was also active in an outreach at the Putnamville Correctional Facility where he was part of a support group for the inmates.

Andy is survived by nephew Richard Sears; two step-children, Patricia (Richard) Reed and Gary Roberts Sr.; grandchildren, Richard Reed, Trudy Coffin, Sara (Shawn) Doyle, Scott Roberts, Gary Roberts Jr., Lori (Jeff) Pond, Mike (Wendy) Roberts, Troy Roberts and Melissa (John) Bosstick; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parent; sister Charlena Sears; his wives; and step-son Walter Roberts.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 at Roachdale Christian Church, 1 N. Walnut St., Roachdale, with Pastor Phil Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in North Salem. Friends and family are invited to gather for a time of visitation on Friday, Nov. 26 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 102 E. Washington St., Roachdale. They are also invited for a time of visitation at the church on Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Andy’s memory be made to: Putnam County Gideons, P.O. Box 204, Greencastle, IN 46135.

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

Lillian James Sewell

Lillian James Sewell

April 28, 2021-Nov. 23, 2021

 

Lillian James Sewell passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at her home in Westfield. She was seven months old.

“Lil” was born April 28, 2021, at  Indianapolis, to parents Matthew Sewell and Abigail “Abbie” Sewell. Lil, was a very happy child, she loved to smile. She was a fighter and overcame many health challenges. Her parents and family loved her dearly. Her beautiful personality made her easy to love. While she was with us for only a very short time, she was the light of our life.

Lil is survived by her parents, Matt and Abbie; her paternal grandparents, Jeff and Jane Sewell; her maternal grandparents, Stan and Laura Servies; her great-grandparents, Oma Sewell, Patricia Page and Max Servies; her aunts and uncles, Jennifer Sewell, Megan and Austin Flager, Page and Ryan Waldon, Clayton, Emma and Jack Servies; and her cousins, Eleanor and Vivian Waldon.

Funeral services will take place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 14598 Oak Ridge Road, Carmel, on Nov. 27, 2021. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by mass services at 11 a.m. All are invited. Donations are accepted for the benefit of CDH at tinyhero.org.

Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.

Kervin Nathaniel Curtis

Kervin Nathaniel Curtis

June 9, 2000-Sept. 26, 2021

 

Kervin Nathaniel Curtis, 21, of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Fountain County.

He was born on June 9, 2000 to Jeffrey and Holly (Hathaway) Curtis.

Kervin graduated from Southmont High School in 2018 and went on to graduate from Ohio Technical College in 2020 and received a degree in diesel mechanics. He worked at RPM in Lafayette and INDOT Crawfordsville as a diesel mechanic. He married Angel Trisha (Mason) Murdock, Scheottle, Bodenhamer, Curtis on July 22, 2021.

He enjoyed archery/hunting, spending time with his family and friends, farming, and setting off fireworks with his friends on the Fourth of July. He liked to hang out with his papaw, James, on the antique tractors. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, 4-H, Southmont FFA, Montgomery Pioneer Association, and Hilltop Archery. He enjoyed being a leader and helping the new members.

Kervin is survived by his parents; brother Nicholas Curtis; maternal grandmother Carol Helen (Parmley) Hathaway; paternal grandmother Frances L. (Sanders) Curtis; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Kervin was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, George Edward Hathaway Jr., in 1991; uncle Stephen E. Philpott in 2021; and paternal grandfather, James O. Curtis, in 2021.

Cremation was chosen with no services.

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

Jennifer 'Jaye' Goda Rivers

Jennifer ‘Jaye’ Goda Rivers

March 23, 1974-Nov. 22, 2021

 

Jennifer “Jaye” Goda Rivers, 47, of Crawfordsville passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021.

She was the daughter of Michael Goda and Pamela Gwynn and a loving mother of seven children. Jaye enjoyed spending time with her family, kayaking and campfires. She was a graduate of North Montgomery High School. She had a passion for journalism, music, art and cooking.

Jaye was preceded in death by brother Patrick Goda; son Ethan Rivers; and her mother.

She is survived by her loving fiancé, Joshua Todd; father Mike Goda (Linda); brothers, Sean and Pete Goda; and sister Mary Goda. Also surviving are her children, Dominick (Peper) Rivers, Emma (Brian) Morrison, Abby Rivers, Jayden Rivers, Cian Todd and Aidan Todd; and grandson Boston Rivers.

The visitation will be held at Hunt and Son Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a celebration of life immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made toward funeral expenses.

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

Gary Lee McHenry

Gary Lee McHenry

Sept. 7, 1940-Nov. 20, 2021

 

Gary Lee McHenry, 81, of Waveland passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.

He was born Sept. 7, 1940, at Middlebourne, West Virginia, to the late Glen and Inez (Thomas) McHenry. He married Nancy (Carey) Keiser in July of 1960 and had four children. She survives.

Gary graduated from high school and then serve in the United Stated Army from 1959-1965. He began working for Eli Lilly as an electrician in 1961 and while there began his law enforcement career in 1980. He was a reserve officer for Crawfordsville until he retired from Eli Lilly in 1993. Gary became a Montgomery County jail officer and county reserve. Later became a security officer at the courthouse. In the late 1990’s Gary attended the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and started his second career in law enforcement. He was the town marshal for Waynetown then returned to the sheriff’s department in 2009, he became town marshal off Waveland where he was currently serving.

In his spare time, Gary loved deer hunting, fishing and bird watching. He was dedicated to his community where his door and heart were always open to everyone. Gary had a kind, quiet nature, respectful to everyone and made them feel important. His smile, kind humor and the twinkle in his eyes will be missed by many.

Gary is survived by his significant other, Tana Storm; his children, Teresa Mitchelson (Patrick Busch) and Matthew (Amy) McHenry; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two nieces; and brother Bobby (Darlene) McHenry.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Jeffrey McHenry and Gregory McHenry; two grandsons, Benjamin McHenry and Jarrod McHenry; and son-in-law John Mitchelson.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28 at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home, 301 E. Green St., Waveland, with Pastor Mark Roberts officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Sunday from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

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

Dorothy Jean Gudeman

Dorothy Jean Gudeman

May 26, 1928-Nov. 8, 2021

 

Dorothy (Dottie) Jean Gudeman, 93, of Greenwood died peacefully with her family at her side on Nov. 8, 2021.

Dottie was born May 26, 1928, at Cissna Park, Illinois. She was the daughter of the late Carl and Erna Barth. Dottie taught at the elementary school level after graduating from Illinois State teacher’s college in Bloomington, Illinois. On June 5, 1949, she married Edward Gudeman of East Lynn, Illinois and they were happily married for 61 years.

After farming in Benton County Indiana for over 11 years, Ed and Dottie and their five children moved to Frankfort, for seven years and then moved to Crawfordsville. While in Crawfordsville, Dottie owned “Initially...” a monogramming and engraving gift store that included a catalog service.

Dottie and Ed retired to Bloomington, Indiana, as lifelong fans and supporters of Indiana University, where their five children had been students. While in Bloomington, Dottie and Ed enjoyed attending athletic events, concerts, and they were active in the First United Methodist Church.

Dottie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She especially enjoyed watching and appreciating her children and grandchildren’s activities and accomplishments. Dottie also enjoyed cooking, watching sports, especially IU basketball, and playing fast paced, competitive euchre games. Dottie loved keeping in contact with family and friends throughout her life by writing letters and sending cards.

Dottie is preceded in death by her husband Ed.

She is survived by her five children, Dr. Steve Gudeman of Lake Wylie, South Carolina, Beth Gudeman of Lexington, Kentucky, Lynn Foster of John’s Creek, Georgia, Lori (Eugene Mszar) Gudeman of Manassas, Virginia and Dr. Scott (Nancy) Gudeman of Greenwood; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Dottie also is survived by sister Betty Moderhack of Austin, Texas and sister-in-law Harlean Barth of Chicago.

She was also preceded in death by brother Edward Barth and granddaughter Abigail Gudeman.

The family of Dottie would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to her friend Diann Munn, Dr. Todd Dudley, Brookdale Hospice, and the staff of the Independence Village in Greenwood for their nearly five years of caring and support to Dottie while a resident.

A private memorial service will be planned.

Memorial donations may be made to the Webb Endowment for the music program at First United Methodist Church, 219 E. Fourth St., Bloomington, IN 47408.

Pansy Mae Girton

Pansy Mae Girton

DECEMBER 22, 1938 – NOVEMBER 23, 2021

 

Pansy Mae Girton, age 82, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Pansy was born December 22, 1938.

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

Sharon Kay Cook

Sharon Kay Cook

DECEMBER 1, 1948 – NOVEMBER 20, 2021

 

Sharon Kay Cook, 72, of Terre Haute, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at her home. She was born on December 1, 1948, in Brazil.

Sharon is survived by her step-son, Jeff Cook and wife, Amy, of Raleigh, N.C.; step-daughter, Denise Willoughby and husband, Larry, of Atlanta, GA; granddaughters, Michelle Cook of Sanford, N.C., Tiffany Jackson and husband Bristol, of Graham, N.C., and Keegan Cook of Raleigh, N.C.; and great-granddaughters, Madelyn and Lacey Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Cook; her mother, Mary Umphries; and an aunt, Esther.

Sharon loved animals, especially cats. When she and Jerry lived outside of Shelburn, they had a miniature farm with a variety of animals which she loved to tend to. They also enjoyed bowling and camping.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, November 26 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Larry Lilly officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Terre Haute Humane Society. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Mark Orman

Mark Orman

February 25, 1953 - November 21, 2021

 

Mark Alan Orman, 68, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Mark was born to the late Martin and Mary (Staley) Orman in Clay County, Indiana on February 25, 1953.
Mark was a graduate of Clay City High School. Mark worked for Great Dane for 17 years, he also worked for Doughmakers for several years. Mark was a member of the Clay City Fair Board, and the Fireworks Committee.
Mark is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Ray Orman and wife Margaret, as well as one brother-in-law, Larry Lowe.
Mark is survived by two sons, Brandon Orman (Shayla), and Thomas Orman, two grandchildren, Aliyah and Liam Orman, one sister, Linda Lowe.
A visitation will be held, Monday, November 29th from 11 AM - 1 PM at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East 8th Street, in Clay City. A service will begin at 1 PM officiated by Scott Wiley. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

 

Ruth Ann (Blair) White

Ruth Ann (Blair) White

August 18, 1941 - November 22, 2021

 

Ruth Ann (Blair) White, 80, passed away Monday, November 22nd in Brazil, Indiana. Ruth was born to the late Paul H. and Anna E. (Beasley) Blair in Terre Haute, Indiana on August 18, 1941.
Ruth grew up on a small dairy farm in Riley, Indiana where she lived with her parents, along with her grandmother, Momma Blair. It was always a home full of love, as many cousins would live there from time to time. Ruth was in one of the last classes to graduate from Riley High School, with a class of 18 students, in the spring of 1959. Ruth continued her education at Indiana Teachers College where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Elementary Education in 1963, and earned a Masters Degree in 1965.
Ruth taught first grade in Terre Haute for one year before moving to Clay City, where she taught for two more years, including a split first and second grade class. On August 1, 1965, Ruth married James “David” White, who preceded her in death on June 23, 1988. They were married at St. Mark’s United Church of Christ in Terre Haute.
After marriage, Ruth became a stay-at-home mom, while she loved being actively involved with her daughters’ school and 4H activities. Ruth enjoyed being a part of her husband’s passion of operating Dave White Ford which she continued after his passing.
Ruth, along with Dave, actively supported the community in any way possible. They always supported the 4H livestock auction and sponsored Dave’s T-Birds T-ball team, and other Clay City youth and church activities.
Ruth was an active member of the First United Church of Christ in Clay City. Ruth loved teaching the children in Sunday School and Bible School, singing in the church choir, especially during the Christmas Eve service. She was also a church deacon and served on many Women’s Fellowship Committees.
She loved to spend time at home, working in her flower garden, feeding the birds, and hosting family and friends. Her cats created constant companionship throughout her entire life. Her hobbies included watching basketball games and rooting for Clay City High School, Indiana State University, and of course her beloved Indiana Pacers. Ruth enjoyed traveling with her cousin Juanita, and friends Joan and Lucy on many trips and outings with their most memorable being their trip to Hawaii. She had many wonderful memories with her lifelong friend, Shirley.
Once her grandchildren arrived, they became the light of her life. She loved spending time with them, having them at her house, and being there for all of their activities. Ruth enjoyed numerous family vacations, Disney trips, and especially the spring break cruises with her daughters and grandchildren.
Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Dave White. Also preceding her in death, her Aunt Pauline Vitz, cousins Juanita and Bill Neese and Lita Vitz, and niece Kristen Blair.
Ruth is survived by her daughters, Rachel Fischer (Karl) of Cory and Carol Albin (Dave) of Greenwood, grandchildren, Kelsie Travis (Tyler), Jarrett Fischer, Pete Albin, and Jack Albin. Ruth was anxiously awaiting becoming a great-grandmother to her first great-grandson who will be welcomed in December to Kelsie and Tyler.
Other surviving family members include, her brother, Richard Blair of Terre Haute, and his children, Jason, Desiree, and Michelle. She is also survived by her cousin Calvin Vitz, and other family members.
The family would like to thank the employees and residents that became like family at The Villas in Brazil for the time they spent together over the last two years.
A visitation will be held Friday, November 26th at First United Church of Christ, 6414 County Road 300 East in Clay City from 1-3 PM. A funeral service will begin at 3 PM with Rev. Stephen Moore officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peters Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Church of Christ in Ruth’s honor.

Walton L. Randles

Walton L. Randles

Jan. 6, 1935-Nov. 20, 2021

 

Walton L. Randles of Crawfordsville passed away at home Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 with his family by his side. He was 86.

Walt was a member of the Eagles, Masonic Lodge #50, and Eastern Star #97. He served in the National Guard. He worked for Interstate Sand and Gravel, Covington Community Schools and then became maintenance supervisor for the Crawfordsville school system. He enjoyed woodworking, playing golf and loved to eat. He also liked to sing and for several years performed in a country music band.

Born Jan. 6, 1935 in State Line City, Indiana, he was the son of Lowell Randles and Hazel Vibbert Randles. He graduated from Covington High School. He married Cathie Hamilton on Jan. 6, 1996. She survives.

Surviving family includes: wife, Cathie Randles; daughter, Debra Hole (Bob); son, Randy Randles; son, Rick Randles; daughter, Denise Dismore (Eric); son, Todd Randles (Julie); daughter, Michele Burton (Richard); sister, Linda Inman (Jim); brother, Dave Randles (Mary); seventeen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Jack, Mike, Terry, Larry and one sister, Pat.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 at Burkhart Funeral Home and continue until Masonic rites begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by Eastern Star services. His son, Todd Randles, will then officiate his funeral service, after which he will be laid to rest at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Walt Randles may be made to Purdue Center for Cancer Research, Hansen Life Sciences Building, 201 S. University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2064. Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.

Mark R. Paddack

Mark R. Paddack

Oct. 21, 1963-Nov. 19, 2021

 

Mark R. Paddack passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at the age of 58. 

He was born Oct. 21, 1963, to Robert H. and Shirley A. Paddack. He graduated from North Montgomery High School in 1981. He married Margaret Loman in 2000; she survives. 

He worked as a mechanic at Horner Pontiac Buick GMC, Stetler Chevrolet, Surb’s Tire and Larry Cummings Olds-GMC throughout his career. 

Mark is also survived by his mother; step-son Christopher Loman; three sisters, Pam (Clyde) Rager, Beth (Ron) Watts and Sally (Scott) Molin; three nieces; one nephew; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his father and nephews, Michael and Colby Evans.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Burkhart Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Rita Peterson

Rita Peterson

May 1, 1964-Nov. 19, 2021

 

Rita Peterson of Rockville passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at St. Vincent’s Hospital on 86th street. She was 57.

Rita was a homemaker who loved her kids and her grandkids. She would spoil her grandkids every chance she got.

Born May 1, 1964, at Scottsville, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Gilford Carver and JoAnn Lonsberry Carver. Her family moved to Beech Grove and she would attend Beech Grove High School. She married Michael Peterson on May 15, 1999. He survives.

Surviving family includes: husband Michael Peterson; daughter Amanda Yates (Caleb); son Jonathon Acres; son Joesph Wilson (Brittney); daughter Amanda Peterson; daughter Ashley Smith (Matthew); son Alexander Peterson; brother Robert Carver; sister Kathryn Wilson; sister Leslie Carver; brother Earl Carver; and 11 grandchildren, Azalia, Vincent, Xavier, Mirrabella, Dominic, Mackenzie, Karson, Grace, Mia, Elena and Henry.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville. Graveside services will be held at
11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Calvary Cemetery, Crawfordsville.

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

Dorman O. Winger

Dorman O. Winger

April 23, 1931-Nov. 19, 2021

 

Dorman O. Winger, age 90, of Crawfordsville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.

He was born on a farm in Hillsboro on April 23, 1931, to the late Orley and May (Harlan) Winger.

He graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1949 and served in the United States Army as a chaplin’s assistant and played in the 221st Army band as a trombonist. On April 27, 1952, he married Carolyn Foxworthy and they were nearing 70 years of marriage. They had three daughters, Dorma Lee, Starla Jo and Tonya Kay. They also have five grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Dorman worked at RR Donnelley’s as a platemaker and foreman for 38 years. He also farmed on their farm and was an active minister for 52 years until his retirement eight years ago at many local churches and he served 15 years at two churches in Florida. He served as Crawfordsville’s First Strawberry Festival Circuit Riding preacher for 19 years. He also played in the local civic band and several orchestras and jazz bands in Florida.

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

As per his wishes, there is only a graveside service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hillsboro. Family requests no flowers and memorial contributions may be given to your favorite charity or mission. Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care in Waynetown entrusted with care.

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

Traci Lynn Fulton

Traci Lynn Fulton

JUNE 28, 1961 – NOVEMBER 20, 2021

 

Traci Lynn Fulton, 60, of Spencer, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021 surrounded by her family.

Born June 28, 1961 in Greencastle, the daughter of Charles Randolph Sr. and Virginia (Carrington) Morrison. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School “Class of 1979” and received her dental assistant degree in Florida.

Traci had retired from the Indiana State Farm Correctional Facility where she had worked as a dental assistant.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Traci is survived by her husband, Christopher A. Fulton; daughter, Paige Doan; son, Brian Nichols; step daughter, Rachel Stewart: sisters, Sheila Morrison and Cathy Morrison; brother, Charles Randolph Morrison Jr.; and grandchildren, Kaden Doan, Madison Doan, and Miri Stewart.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, November 29, 2021 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. Internment will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 28th at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Traci to the American Cancer Society.

Saul Rosenthal APRIL 14, 1928 – NOVEMBER 17, 2021

Saul Rosenthal

APRIL 14, 1928 – NOVEMBER 17, 2021

 

Saul Rosenthal, 93, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in at Gibson Family Center for Hospice. He was retired from the English Department of Indiana State University.

He was born April 14, 1928, to Henry Rosenthal and Anne Rodgin Rosenthal in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Roosevelt High School, Catholic University of America (B.A.), George Washington University (M.A.), and the University of Iowa (M.F.A.), with majors in English, Drama, and Creative Writing.

He was predeceased by a single sibling, Alan H. Rosenthal. Survivors include nephew Len Rosenthal and his wife Alaina, nephew Eric S. Rosenthal, and niece Karen Rosenthal and her children, Nathan and Joshua.

He first taught at Howard County High School, Maryland, American University, Washington, D.C., Michigan Technological University, Northern Illinois University, and, until his retirement, Indiana State University. In Terre Haute, he was a member of the United Hebrew Congregation and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation. He authored a number of articles, plays, and several books. Two of his dramas received awards in national competitions.

As he wished, no funeral services will be held and Roselawn Funeral Home will arrange for his cremation. In remembrance, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Wabash Valley, Indiana Civil Liberties Union, and Southern Poverty Law Center. Fond memories may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Burl Robert Shafer II

Burl Robert Shafer II

SEPTEMBER 19, 1948 – NOVEMBER 20, 2021

 

Burl (Bob) Robert Shafer II, 73, of Terre Haute, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 20, 2021 surrounded by family in his home. He was born in Terre Haute on September 19, 1948 to Burl and Doris (Huey) Shafer.

He was a 1967 graduate of Gerstmeyer High School. He was employed by Conrail Railroad from 1968-1989.

He is preceded in death by both parents.

Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Lanita Shafer, who he married on August 18, 1968; his son, Austin (Meaghan) Shafer; daughter, Melissa Lindsay; grandchildren, Gabrielle Lindsay, Addison Shafer, Alexander Lindsay, Katrina Shafer, Lilian Lindsay and Jeremiah Shafer; and sister, Sandra (Byron) Spurling.

Cremation and burial have been scheduled. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Bernie Jackson officiating. Visitation will take place from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

William G. Edwards

William G. Edwards

January 31, 1942 - November 18, 2021

 

William G. Edwards, 79, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at Hudson Wood Nursing Home, on November 18, 2021.

Bill was born on January 31, 1942, in Nevada, the son of William “3 Feathers” Edwards and Edith (Carpenter) Edwards. He graduated from State High School and then he served in the United States Army as a Green Beret. As a civilian Bill worked as a bounty hunter, police officer and then as a truck driver.

When he wasn’t working he enjoyed collecting guns and knives, watching old movies, and going dancing.

His parents and two sisters have preceded him in death.

Survivors include his 3 children: William Troy Edwards, Vicki Rose Jean Edwards (Rick Pugh), and Amanda Renee Forsythe (Charlie); grandchildren: William Stranahan (Sheena), Samuel Stranahan (Angela), Kylie Barnard (Cody), and Rylee Forsythe; great-grandchildren: Bill, Pheonix, Lenny, Axton, Rosemary, Wyatt, Scarlett, and 4 special great-grandchildren.

Cremation services have been entrusted to French Funeral Home, in Brazil. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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

Barbara Jo Stephens

Barbara Jo Stephens

April 27, 1952 - November 18, 2021

 

Barbara Jo Stephens, 69, of Carbon, Indiana, passed away at her home, unexpectedly, on November 18, 2021.

Barbara was born in Hammond, Indiana on April 27, 1952, the daughter of Claude and Edith (Close) Stephens. Barbara enjoyed working word searches, playing games and reading.

She is survived by her sister Brenda Plano of Carbon and a brother Charles E. Stephens of Linton.

She was preceded in death by her parents Claude and Edith Stephens.

Cremation services have been entrusted to French Funeral Home.

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

David Franklin Brown, M.D.

David Franklin Brown, M.D.

Dec. 10, 1939-Nov. 15, 2021

 

David Brown passed away peacefully on Nov. 15, 2021, in Naples, Florida.

David was born Dec. 10, 1939, at New Richmond, and graduated from Crawfordsville High School, Class of 1958. After earning an electrical engineering degree from Purdue University, David joined the United States Army Signal Corp. While in the Army, he was stationed at the White House, serving President Kennedy as a communications specialist. He was honored to be part of the advance team sent to Berlin in 1963 to prepare the communications for President Kennedy’s visit.

 

After serving his country, David attended Indiana University School of Medicine. He and his family moved from Indiana to Naples to open his family medical practice, where he was a devoted caregiver to his patients. A wonderful husband, father, and grandpa, he led by example, promoting kindness, thoughtfulness, generosity and sincerity through his actions.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joanne; his children, Dru Perkins, Layne Perkins (Brandi), David Brown (Kristine), Jeremy Brown (Eric) and Jennifer Brown (Angelo); his grandchildren, Cole, Caroline, Jacqueline, Tessa, Sienna, Easton, Rossi, Ivy and Ava; and his sister, Patricia Harris (David).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Inus Brown; his brother, Donald Brown (Martha); and his grandson, Kyle.

Private services are being held.

Brenda Sue (Hartle) Daniels

Brenda Sue (Hartle) Daniels

Nov. 22, 1955-Nov. 15, 2021

 

Brenda Sue (Hartle) Daniels, 65, of Waveland passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at Lane House in Crawfordsville.

She was born Nov. 22, 1955, at Russellville, to the late Carl and Eileen (Peterman) Hartle. She was married to Charles Daniels. Charles preceded her in death just a few days before on Nov. 11, 2021.

Brenda graduated from Southmont High School. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed bowling, fishing, her dogs, being outside and the farm activities. She will be missed by those she leaves behind.

She is survived by sister Linda Brady; brother Terry Joe Hartle; step-children, Scott (Tina) Daniels, Rodney Daniels and Tina Daniels; six step-grandchildren; nephew Scott (Shannon) Hartle; and several nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister Betty Hartle; and brother Donald Hartle.

There will be no public services at this time. You are invited to visit www.machledtservies.com where you may leave an online condolence for the family. Machledt and Servies Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Janice L. Rogers Kunkel

Janice L. Rogers Kunkel

Aug. 7, 1943-Nov. 16, 2021

 

Janice L. Rogers Kunkel, 78, of New Richmond passed away, surrounded by loved ones, at 9:09 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Whitlock Place of Crawfordsville.

She was born Aug. 7, 1943, at Indianapolis, daughter of the late Boyd O. and Alma Banta Rogers. She married Roger A. Kunkel on Sept. 9, 1962, at Osgood, and he survives.

Janice was a 1961 graduate of Coal Creek Central High School. She then attended Rudea’s School of Beauty Culture in Lafayette and worked as a beautician for several years. She returned to college and earned her LPN at Ivy Tech. She was employed several years at Lane House in Crawfordsville and retired from Dr. Carpenter’s office in Lafayette in 1986.

Janice was a long-time member of the former New Richmond United Methodist Church, where she served as pianist and Sunday School teacher. Currently she was a member of Church of Abundant Faith. She enjoyed playing the piano and being Nana to her family.  Janice was a staunch supporter and seldom missed her grandchildren’s sporting events.

Surviving, with her husband Roger, are: two daughters, Lisa (Mark) Bandy of Crawfordsville and Michelle Kunkel of Fishers; three grandchildren, Britta (Eric) Frye, Derek Hampton and Haley Hampton; two great-grandchildren; sister Sally (Keith) Scott of New Richmond; brother R. Max (Beverly) Rogers of Waynetown; two sisters-in-law, Janet Brown of New Richmond and Martha Rogers of Crawfordsville; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents and son Scott in 1989 and brother James Rogers.  Visitation will be noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, with funeral services immediately following at 3 p.m., with Pastor John Pettigrew officiating at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Graveside services will follow in New Richmond Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may best be directed to American Lung Association, with envelopes being available at the funeral home.

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

Baylee May and Bently Gail Goss

Baylee May and Bently Gail Goss

Nov. 12, 2021

 

Our beautiful conjoined twin girls, Baylee May and Bently Gail Goss, gained wings at 10:28 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at St. Vincent, Indianapolis. They were born to Cameron and Jennifer (White) Goss of Cayuga.

They are survived by their parents; sisters, Lillie, 4, and Emma, 3; and grandparents, Chasity Williams Goss of Hillsboro and Tonya Grater of St. Marys, Georgia.

They were preceded in death by grandfather Norman Eugene Goss.

They will be missed greatly by all, but never forgot. We love you babygirls until we meet again.

Funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 19 at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home, 301 E. Green St., Waveland, with Darrell Wiatt officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Douglas W. Wall

Douglas W. Wall

March 10, 1961-Nov. 16, 2021

 

Douglas W. Wall, 60, of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Franciscan Health in Lafayette.

Born March 10, 1961, at Williamsport, he was the son of Jack and Della Dawson Wall.

Douglas was a 1979 graduate of Turkey Run High School. He worked at Penguin Random House in Crawfordsville and was previously employed at RR Donnelley for 26 years.

He is survived by sister Karen (Ronnie) Kent of Marshall; three brothers, John Wall of Rockville, Ernie Wall and Raleigh Wall of Wallace; niece Sharon Kent of Rockville; and  great-nephew Justin Kent. Also surviving is an aunt, Bev Foxworthy of Marshall, and several cousins.

Douglas is preceded in death by his parents and a nephew.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Marshall Federated Church, 105 N. Main St., Marshall. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, with Pastor Brian Holt officiating. Burial will follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Barnes and Rice Funeral Home of Rockville.

Michael Ray Phipps

Michael Ray Phipps

FEBRUARY 2, 1946 – NOVEMBER 18, 2021

 

Michael Ray Phipps, 75, of Greencastle passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Michael was born in Lafayette on February 2, 1946, the son of Homer and Estella (Cole) Phipps, and was a graduate of Van Buren High School.

Mr. Phipps was a truck driver for over 40 years, and drove for Ruan Trucking and Schwerman Trucking and the State of Indiana. He was a lifetime member of the Greencastle American Legion, VFW in Mooresville, and the 40 & 8 in Crawfordsville.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Rosemary Phipps; two daughters, Sondra Clark, and Crystal Clark, (husband-Russell Roberts); a brother, Norman Phipps, (wife-Janie); three sisters, Elsie Ooley, Carrie Hartman and Mary Ann Turner, (husband-Raymond); eight grandchildren, Amber, Marlena, Michael, Caitlin, Dakota, Cheyenna, Kaylee, and Shelby; sixteen great-grandchildren; his father-in-law, Glen Leslie; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Homer, Frank, Floyd, and James Phipps; a sister Ocie Staggs; and his mother-in-law, Vera Leslie.

Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 26, 2021, at the funeral home, and one hour prior to time of service of service on Saturday.

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

Mary J. Hayes

Mary J. Hayes

September 28, 1929 ~ November 17, 2021 (age 92)

 

                Mary J. Hayes, age 92 of Gosport, went to be with Lord November 17th, 2021.  She was born September 28th, 1929 in Quincy to the late Hubert and Neva (Blacklidge)Blunk.  She married Frank E. Hayes Sr. and he proceeded her in death.  She was a loving mother, and grandmother. 

                She is survived by her children Frank E. Hayes Jr. and wife Debbie, Barbara Summers and husband Mike, Dora M. Warn and husband Mike, John Michael Hayes and wife Roberta, William D. Hayes and wife Jodi, and Matthew Hayes and wife Lola.  Also, ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Janet Kay (Boor) Pearce

Janet Kay (Boor) Pearce

May 18, 1938 - November 15, 2021

 

On the 15th of November 2021, God began playing the Notre Dame Fight Song as Janet Kay (Boor) Pearce joined her husband Eddie to dance in victory together again in Heaven.

Janet entered this world on May 18,1938 to her parents Albert and Mildred (Stark) Boor. She was born and raised in Brazil, Indiana and was the fourth of six kids, coming in the middle of Jimmy, Phyllis, David, Phil, and Debbie.

Growing up, Janet was known as one superb athlete, famed for having kicked a football and thrown a baseball over the Pinckley Street School. No small feat for any Brazil athlete, but especially for a girl! On the field, she often put all the school boys to shame with her athleticism and zest for sports.

Janet married the love of her life, Edward “Eddie” William Pearce, on April 7, 1961 at Annunciation Catholic Church. After the ceremony, the newlyweds spent the next 28 days enjoying one of their greatest passions in life, baseball. They watched games from Wrigley Field to Yankee Stadium and at every park in between. Through their 57 year marriage the couple attended over 92 Notre Dame Football games together and actually had grass from the field planted in their back yard.
Soon after they were married, Janet and Eddie grew their family to four welcoming, Lorie and Sherri just 13 months apart. Family was Eddie and Janet’s pride and joy and they raised a strong family in the Catholic Church with four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

As a young woman, Janet worked with her brother at Fred’s Market along with working at IBM. Later she became the head cook at Annunciation Catholic School. She worked at Annunciation for over 31 years and although her title read “head cook” speaking to any of the faculty or students that could more accurately be described as mentor, confidant, disciplinarian, therapist, advocate, fixer, and friend.

Although Janet was an avid sports enthusiast, she also had a great love for shopping. She could often be found pushing a bascart through the aisles of Kohl’s and Meijer. She loved a good “deal” and prided herself on being a financial savant. More importantly she loved the time spent with family while walking through those stores. Whether it was back to school shopping with her daughters and grandkids, a quick outlet mall between ball games, or the infamous shopping spree known as Black Friday.

Janet’s best days were spent traveling the country watching her grandkids sporting events, shopping, entertaining around their family pool, playing euchre, and cooking Sunday dinner every week at the family home. Being surrounded by her family truly made Janet the happiest.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Mildred Boor, her husband Eddie Pearce, daughter, Sherri Stevenson, siblings: David Boor, Debbie Call, and Jim Boor; brother-in-law Walt Milner; whom we know were all waiting with open arms.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Lorie and Brian Shoemaker, son-in-law John Stevenson, grandchildren Natalie and Nick Lizanich, Brady and Chelsea Shoemaker, Madason Stevenson-Russell, Drake and Betsy Stevenson, and great-grandchildren Trey, William, Mollie, and Kayden Lizanich, Drew, Bo, and Jett Shoemaker, and Jackson Stevenson, her brother and sister-in-law Butch and Bonnie Boor, sister Phyllis Milner, sister-in-law Yvonne Boor, and brother-in-law Michael Call, along with a very loving extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Janet will be most fondly remembered for her great love for God, Family, and Notre Dame Football, GO IRISH!
Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 East National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 4-7pm. Rosary will follow visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, at 11:00am, at Annunciation Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.

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

Lela Kiste

Lela Kiste

Feb. 4, 1937-Nov. 15, 2021

 

Lela Kiste, 85, of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. 

She was born Feb. 4, 1937, at Crawfordsville. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include: her children, Belinda (Richard) Going, Rebecca Kiste, Timothy Ray Kiste and Curtis Kiste, all of Crawfordsville; brother Jimmy Edwards; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at New Richmond Cemetery.

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

Janice L. Rogers Kunkel

Janice L. Rogers Kunkel

Nov. 16, 2021

 

Janice L. Rogers Kunkel, 78, of New Richmond died at 9:09 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Whitlock Place of Crawfordsville. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Alice M. Fischer

Alice M. Fischer

June 19, 1938-Aug. 31, 2021

 

Alice M. Fischer passed away Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, at Crawfordsville, at the age of 83.

She was born June 19, 1938, at Alamo, to her parents Fred and Belle Fischer and graduated from Alamo High School in 1956. She worked for RR Donnelley’s for several years, then moved to Vero Beach, Florida in the mid-1960’s where she resided until she returned to Crawfordsville in 2020.

She is survived by son Kyle Scott Fischer; daughter-in-law Claire Fischer; and grandson Graham Jeremiah Fischer, who reside in Columbus, Georgia. She is also survived by sister Martha Griggs of Crawfordsville; brother Jim Fischer of Rockville; and sister-in-law Mary Fischer of Alamo.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Paul, Dale and John Fischer.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be officiated by the Rev. Kevin Howey at Alamo Christian Church, 202 Madison St., Alamo, on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m., with visitation beginning at 2:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Alamo Cemetery. Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care of Waynetown is assisting the family. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Henry 'Hank' Alfred Lollar Jr.

Henry ‘Hank’ Alfred Lollar Jr.

Feb. 12, 1960-Nov. 16, 2021

 

Henry “Hank” Alfred Lollar Jr., 61, of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at his home.

He was born Feb. 12, 1960, at Lebanon, to the late Henry Lollar Sr. and Mary Jane (Ping) Carter.

Hank graduated from Western Boone High School in 1978 and worked for Nucor Steel for over 25 years. He enjoyed driving his Corvette, shopping for western Boots, hiking and playing with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Crawfordsville Eagles.

Hank is survived by: daughter Sunny (Josh) Martens; two sons, Lucas (Meghan) White and Levi (Ashley) White; five grandchildren, Cohen, Roman, Porter, Lucy and Lexi; two sisters, Traci (Pete) Erickson and Molly Pierce; ex-wives, Kim Caldwell Sargent and Sharon Bramblett Lollar; special cousin/brother Ron Bilyeu; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and ex-wife, Bridget Lollar.

Cremation was chosen with a private family gathering at a later date.

Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com

Ruth Ann Trusler

Ruth Ann Trusler

FEBRUARY 8, 1947 – NOVEMBER 17, 2021

 

Ruth Ann Trusler, age 74, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. She was born February 8, 1947 in Rosedale, Indiana, to Olem Staggs and Nina (Morgan) Staggs.

Ruth graduated St. Anthony's Hospital School of Nursing in 1968. Her passion was helping others through her career of nursing.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Wendy Schroer (Michelle); stepson, Brad Trusler (Jana); her grandchildren: Michael, Katie, and Curtis Brooks, Courtney and Richelle Barnett; her great-grandchildren: Treyson, Ryker, and Gabe; her sister, Nancy Burrill (Roger); as well as her several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the Zion UCC in Poland, Indiana. Ruth enjoyed cooking and baking. She loved to play cards, bowl with her friends, and travel. She was a dedicated Longaberger consultant. Most of all, she cherished spending time with her friends and family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Michael Trusler; along with her two sisters, Linda and Lois.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 22, 2021 from 4-8pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. Service will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 11am, with a visitation prior from 10am to 11am at Roselawn Funeral Home. A chapel committal to follow. Ruth will be laid to rest at Roselawn Memorial park in the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Trusler family.

Patricia 'Pat' Ann (Peacock) Kincaid

Patricia ‘Pat’ Ann (Peacock) Kincaid

Sept. 28, 1932-Nov. 17, 2021

 

Patricia “Pat” Ann (Peacock) Kincaid, 89, of Crawfordsville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at Bickford of Crawfordsville.

She was born Sept. 28, 1932, at Crawfordsville, to the late Harold and Virginia (Marshall) Peacock. 

Pat graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1950 and on Feb. 10, 1951, she married Robert Owen Kincaid, who preceded her in death April 23, 2013.

She worked as a clerk at the Montgomery County Auditor’s office for over 20 years. She enjoyed traveling throughout Indiana visiting different court houses, loved nature, watching butterflies and birds, going to church, was a fan of the Indianapolis 500 and loved spending time with her family. 

She was a member of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Kappa Sorority of Crawfordsville and the Christ United Methodist Church. 

She is survived by son Jeffrey (Kim) Kincaid of Lake Station; daughter Laura (Tom) Zachrich of Angola; brother Jim (Janis) Peacock of Avon; two granddaughters, Lindsay (Nick) Perez of Racine, Wisconsin and Erica (Andrew) Lloyd of Auburn; and four great-grandchildren, Lucy, Ben and Max Perez and Fiona Lloyd.

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

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Friday, Nov. 19 from noon until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Oak Hill North Cemetery. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

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

Mary Frances O'Neal

Mary Frances O'Neal

APRIL 17, 1935 – NOVEMBER 17, 2021

 

Mary Frances “Frankie” O’Neal, 86, of Greencastle passed away on November 17, 2021, at her residence with her daughter by her side.

Mary was born in Spencer on April 7, 1935, the daughter of Francis Hall and Mary Julia (Drescher) Jackson, and was a 1953 graduate of Spencer High School. She married Wendel O’Neal on December 22, 1955

Mrs. O’Neal worked as an Administrative Assistant for the DePauw University Chaplain for 30 years. She was also an Administrative Assistant for the Annual Fund and Development Office at DePauw. She worked with the Presidents Department on Graduation Day helping students get ready for commencement. Mary met many dignitaries and famous people through these efforts, and enjoyed working in this capacity. She retired in 1994.

Mary was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Women of the Moose. In High School, she was a varsity cheerleader, and played saxophone for the marching band. Mary was an avid reader and enjoyed mystery and true crime books, especially, James Patterson and Karin Slaughter books. She also enjoyed going to the casino. Mary never met a stranger, and would do anything for anybody. Her love for people was extraordinary, and she will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Kendall, and several niece’s nephews, and brother and sister-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wendel W. O’Neal; a sister, Emma Lou Miller and her granddog Jake.

A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Forest Hill Cemetery with Pastor Donnie Watson officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741 or the American Heart Association.

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

Sharon Kay Foster

Sharon Kay Foster

Feb. 9, 1941-Nov. 15, 2021

 

Sharon Kay Foster, 80, of Crawfordsville passed away Nov. 15, 2021, at the hospital surrounded by her adoring family.

Sharon was born to Carsie and Mary Eggers Brown on Feb. 9, 1941. She was a 1959 graduate of Crawfordsville High School. She married the love of her life, Jon L Foster, on June 21, 1959. He preceded her in death in 2001.

They began their life on the Foster family farm in Waveland. Sharon enjoyed working on the farm, harvesting and caring for the animals. She especially loved riding horses and later, riding in horse-drawn carriages that she and Jon restored. At the farm, she and Jon built and ran a boarding kennel, and Sharon learned how to groom dogs. Her love of animals never wavered through the years as she raised and loved many dogs.

She was active on the board of the Animal Welfare League as well as Lil Bit of Heaven animal shelter. In addition to her love of animals, Sharon was an avid gardener. She was a member of the Flower Lovers Club and her yard was featured on the Garden Tour in 2015. Sharon also served on the board for Pam’s Promise family shelter. In addition to her philanthropic work, Sharon was an amazing cook and her family and friends always looked forward to family dinners. They especially enjoyed her homemade noodles and desserts.

She was employed as the social service director at Williamsburg Health Care. She also worked at Lithonia Hi-Tek for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father Keith Martin; and her husband, Jon L Foster: and two brothers, Larry and Donald Brown.

She is survived by her two daughters, Mary (Glen) Sanft, Crawfordsville, and Sherry (Daniel) Murillo, Overland Park, Kansas; and an honorary son, Douglas Stull, Chicago; six grandchildren, Jacob Foster, Sam Foster, Caitlin (Murillo) Hanna, Savannah Murillo, Julian Murillo and Taylor Murillo; four great-grandchildren; and her beloved dachshund, Daisy. Also surviving are nephews and nieces, David L. Brown, Lafayette, Louisa Adamson, Denise Lodato, and Terry Chiros, all of California.

She had a caring soul and was always found helping others. She was loved by many and her presence will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 at Burkhart Funeral Home. A service will begin at 4 p.m. She will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery on Grant Avenue at a later date.

Donations may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Herschel Yater

Herschel Yater

Nov. 14, 2021

 

Herschel Yater of Veedersburg passed away Sunday evening, Nov. 14, 2021, at home.

He was born at Marshall to Bervie and Goldie Larue (Cain) Yater. He was self-employed for many years in construction, worked in several area factories and also had owned Yater Furniture and Yater Auto Parts at one time.

He married Verna M. Herriott on July 31, 1946, and she passed Oct. 23, 2008. He then married Sherry Bailey and she survives. Also surviving are his children, Betty Jean (Yater) Leslie and Janet Pauline (Yater) Ellars and husband Harold; grandchildren, Matt Leslie, Jeremy Yater, Chad Jones, Amanda Jones, Mark Leslie, Angie Greene and Dawn Long; as well as several great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law Nancy Yater.

He was preceded in death by son Harold Paul Yater; siblings, Eldon Murrell Yater, Lloyd Francis Yater, Morris Cliston Yater, James Carroll Yater, Mary Alice (Yater) Leaman, Ruth Larue (Yater) Larson, Gerald Paul Yater and Vernon Glenwood Yater; and son-in-law Alvin Kenneth Leslie.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with visitation two hours prior. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

James Lowell Steele

James Lowell Steele

Nov. 15, 2021

 

James Lowell Steele, 59, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

He was the son of Robert Jack and MaryAnn Steele, which he now joined in heaven.

He was happily married to Leesa E. Steele on Nov. 29, 2014. He was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Crawfordsville and an active member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 72 in Crawfordsville, as well as a former member of the Crawfordsville Moose Lodge. He worked as a senior loss control representative for Penn Millers and Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance, where he retired. He enjoyed being with friends and family, drinking beer, watching the Indianapolis Colts and Notre Dame, and playing chess.

James was survived by his wife, Leesa; two sons, Andy (Mary Conley) McVay and Nik (Harmony) Jensen, both of Crawfordsville; brother Robert J. Steele II of Huntsville, Alabama; two sisters, Marjorie (Max) Mitchell of Crawfordsville of Eva (Jerry) Silver of Williamsport; grandson Brantley; brother-in-law James Joseph II; six nephews, Jediah (Desire) Steele, JD Joseph, Jordan (Mirah) Silver, Jason (Ashley) Silver, Max Alexander Mitchell and Joseph Silver; three nieces, Heather (Daniel) Palmer, Veronica (Nick) Weston and Samantha (Cass) Alward; and several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law Jae Steele.

There will be a memorial service at Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105; Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1414 Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville, IN 47933; or the Animal Welfare League, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Mary Frances O'Neal

Mary Frances O'Neal

APRIL 17, 1935 – NOVEMBER 17, 2021

 

Mary Frances “Frankie” O’Neal, 86, of Greencastle passed away on November 17, 2021, at her residence with her daughter by her side.

Mary was born in Spencer on April 7, 1935, the daughter of Francis Hall and Mary Julia (Drescher) Jackson, and was a 1953 graduate of Spencer High School. She married Wendel O’Neal on December 22, 1955

Mrs. O’Neal worked as an Administrative Assistant for the DePauw University Chaplain for 30 years. She was also an Administrative Assistant for the Annual Fund and Development Office at DePauw. She worked with the Presidents Department on Graduation Day helping students get ready for commencement. Mary met many dignitaries and famous people through these efforts, and enjoyed working in this capacity. She retired in 1994.

Mary was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Women of the Moose. In High School, she was a varsity cheerleader, and played saxophone for the marching band. Mary was an avid reader and enjoyed mystery and true crime books, especially, James Patterson and Karin Slaughter books. She also enjoyed going to the casino. Mary never met a stranger, and would do anything for anybody. Her love for people was extraordinary, and she will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Kendall, and several niece’s nephews, and brother and sister-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wendel W. O’Neal; a sister, Emma Lou Miller and her granddog Jake.

A graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Forest Hill Cemetery with Pastor Donnie Watson officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741 or the American Heart Association.

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

Mary Etta (Flesher) McKenzie

Mary Etta (Flesher) McKenzie

February 21, 1931 - November 14, 2021

 

Mary Etta (Flesher) McKenzie, 90, of Orlando, Florida, and previously of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on November 14, 2021 following a lengthy illness.

Mary was born February 21, 1931, in Dugger, Indiana the daughter of Oran McKinley Flesher and Laura Mae (Siner) Flesher. Mary graduated from Riley High School with the class of 1949. She married Herman A. McKenzie on May 28, 1950; he preceded her in death December 16, 1998. Mary worked at General Housewares, Arketex, and K-Mart. She also was a caregiver for several years. She was a member of the Mt. Calvary Church where she taught Sunday School. Years after her husband Herman passed away, she reestablished a relationship with her high school sweetheart Cletus Stewart. As their relationship grew, she moved to Florida to be with him. They were married in a civil union on January 1, 2006.

She was preceded in death by her parents Oran and Laura Flesher; her husband Herman McKenzie; siblings: Joy McKenzie, Ralph Flesher, Floyd Flesher, Leo Flesher, Joan Farmer.

She leaves behind her husband Cletus Stewart; 3 children: Diana York of Greencastle, Tonia Heady (David) of Terre Haute, and Jeffrey McKenzie of Terre Haute; grandchildren: Tabitha Wright (James), Jarrod Heady, and Angela Garl (Jacob); great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn Wright, Lauryn Wright, Remington Garl, Maddelyn Garl, Maverick Garl, and Eleanor Garl as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM. Services will follow at the funeral home at 1:00 with her nephew Alan Farmer officiating. Burial will be held at Mt. Calvary VanCleve Cemetery.

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

Ashley Nicolette Carson

Ashley Nicolette Carson

DECEMBER 10, 1990 – NOVEMBER 13, 2021

 

Ashley Nicolette Carson, 30, of Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 13, 2021. She was born on December 10, 1990, in Terre Haute to Ronald Marvin Carson and Kimberly Sue (Lamb) Smith.

Ashley is survived by her son, Keyon Hamilton; her mother, Kim Smith and wife Paula; father, Ronald Carson and partner Kristy Nicoson; siblings, Zachary Carson, Dalton McCullough, Rashawn Nicoson, Samuel Carson, Tre Richey, and Ari Carson; grandmother, Hilah Siddens and Pat; special friend, Javier Garrett; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Katie Carson Burgess, just 22 months ago.

Ashley was a 2008 graduate of Terre Haute North High School. She was working as a server at VFW Post 972 for Jeff Ellis’ catering and had recently started working at Data Label. Ashley was a member of Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church. Spunky and free-spirited, Ashley was always the life of the party. She never minced words and was outspoken, a trait she shared with her sister, Katie. She loved to drive and spend time at the beach. Most of all, Ashley loved to spend time with her family, especially her son, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. She will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Brenda J. Bussing

Brenda J. Bussing

October 19, 1949 - November 13, 2021

 

Brenda J. Bussing, 72, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away peacefully at her home, on November 13, 2021 following a brief illness.

She was born on October 19, 1949, in Brazil, Indiana, the daughter of Cecil and Mary (Cockerham) Rader. Brenda worked as a CNA for more than 45 years. She spent much of her career at Holly Hill and Exceptional Living Center. When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed gardening, watching hummingbirds, playing Bingo, playing slot machines, mushroom hunting, listening to her radio, fishing, eating crab legs, and beating her sister Nancy at Yahtzee. Brenda will be remembered for her outspoken, no-nonsense, and fun loving personality.

She was a former member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents Cecil and Mary Rader and her brother Tony Rader.

Brenda is survived by her 3 children: Steven Caguioa and wife Nora, Chris Ferry and wife Kary, and Melissa Woodruff (Brian Lanham) of Martinsville; grandchildren: Audrey Caguioa, Christine Caguioa, Samantha Laughmiller (Chris), Christa Ferry (Savannah Wilburn), and Jake Sharp; great-grandchildren: Giovanni, Sean, and Eli; siblings: David Rader, Dianne Weaver, and Nancy Rader as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.

At Brenda’s request, no services are planned at this time. Cremation has been entrusted to French Funeral Home. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to post a note of condolence.

 

James Michael 'Mike' Mennen

James Michael ‘Mike’ Mennen

Aug. 17, 1975-Nov. 12, 2021

 

James Michael “Mike” Mennen of Plainfield passed away with family by his side on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, after battling respiratory pneumonia. He was 46.

Mike drove a semi for Progistics Distribution. He was an avid fan of the Cubs and Colts. He loved his cat Eddie and riding his Harley. He was baptized at Connection Point in Brownsburg.

Born Aug. 17, 1975 in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Dennis Mennen and Teresa Newlin. He graduated from North Montgomery High School in 1994 and attended Vincennes.

Surviving family includes: mother Teresa Newlin; father Dennis (Kathy) Mennen; grandmother Jean Newlin Keller; brother Jason (Misty) Mennen; sister Melissa (Ben) Auxier; step-brother John Rutan; step-sisters, Julie (Mike)Voigt and Jill Leonard; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Glenn and Doris Mennen; grandfather Jake Newlin; cousin Aaron Edwards; and brother-in-law Aaron Shelton.

In keeping with Mike’s wishes, cremation will take place, after which there will be a memorial visitation on Friday, Nov. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville. A memorial service will begin at 6 p.m.

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

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

Charles Alford Daniels

Charles Alford Daniels

April 11, 1934-Nov. 11, 2021

 

Charles Alford Daniels, 87 of Waveland passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, at the Lane House, Crawfordsville.

He was born April 11, 1934 at Poland, Indiana, to the late Lester and Opal (Cochran) Daniels. He married Brenda Hartle in April of 1991, she survives.

Charles was a skilled carpenter and worked as a private contractor for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wood working. He loved to spend time with his buddies drinking coffee at the F&F in Waveland, and spending time with his family and friends.

Charles is survived by his wife, Brenda; three children, Scott (Tina) Daniels, Tina Daniels and Rodney Daniels; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; and two sisters.

Cremation has been chosen and there will not be a public service at this time. You are invited to visit www.machledtservies.com where you may leave an online condolence for the family. Machledt & Servies Funeral Home has been entrusted with Charles’ funeral arrangements.

David Timothy Baker

David Timothy Baker

July 16, 1952-Nov. 8, 2021

 

David Timothy Baker, 69, of Crawfordsville passed away peacefully Nov. 8, 2021, at his Crawfordsville home, surrounded by several family members after a courageous battle with cancer.

David was born July 16, 1952, at Crawfordsville, to the late Lewis and Minta Mae Baker. David was one of 16 children. He enjoyed running track and won several ribbons during his youth. He attended Ladoga and New Market schools.

On Oct. 28, 1978, David married Debra Ann Taylor, she survives. David adored his three daughters, Jenny Baker of Ladoga (Tom Ames), and Ashley (Kyle) Ford and Megan VanBibber (Eric Staggs), both of Crawfordsville.

In addition to David’s wife and daughters, he is survived by his grandchildren, Misty (Noah) Wiles of Crawfordsville, Dalton Gatlin of Ladoga, Destony Gatlin of Crawfordsville, Trinady Ward, Nathen Ford, Natalie (Tyeson) Hendon, all of Crawfordsville, Kristan Ward of Terre Haute, Nicolas Ford of Crawfordsville, Trevor Ward of Judson, Jaxon VanBibber, Elizabeth Ford, Jagger VanBibber, Wyatt Ford, Abel Staggs, Aiden Staggs, Lilly Staggs and Lilah Staggs, all of Crawfordsville; and great-grandchildren, Brody Huxford, Datsun Gatlin, Kinley Veach, Haylen Fulwider, Jamison Wiles and Jensen Hendon, all of Crawfordsville.

David is also survived by his siblings, June Casey of Illinois, Jean Perkins of Roachdale, Bill (Judy) Baker of Lake Holiday, Edgar Lewis Baker, Naomi Wertz, both of Crawfordsville, Jon Baker of Mace, Ruby Reedy of Bloomingdale, Lois (Randy) Whitehead of Illinois and Cathy (Dan) Overfelt of Waynetown; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to David’s parents, he is preceded in death by siblings, Samuel Baker, Errol “Dean” Baker, Janet Jones, Betty Lott, Sharon Crane and Rebecca Haley; and granddaughter Jadence VanBibber.

David lived in Ladoga most of his childhood and worked on local farms at a young age. In his adult life he had many titles while working at Lifetime Gate, Crestline, Midstates Wire, Alcoa CSI and Sommer Metal Craft before retiring in 2017. His work ethic, skill and determination were one to envy. Even in his retirement he worked in his garage from morning to night until he was unable to due to his illness.

David loved cars. He was a self-taught and highly skilled mechanic. He provided auto and small engine repair to anyone in need. He enjoyed working in his garage. He was a do-it-yourself guy and you could see pride in everything he fixed or built. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He could always be heard whistling and singing along to his favorite tunes as he worked. David enjoyed his morning coffee while looking out his kitchen window or sitting on his back step when the weather allowed. He enjoyed spending his few years of retirement with his wife and collies, the late Trevor, and Bleu.

A celebration of life is planned for Nov. 20 at First Baptist Church, 1905 Lebanon Road, Crawfordsville from 1-4 p.m. for family and friends.

James Frederick Cantrell

James Frederick Cantrell

Nov. 10, 2021

 

James Frederick Cantrell, known to many as “Jim,” age 75, of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Jim, the son of Frederick and Martha Cantrell, was born in Jellico, Tennessee. Upon graduating from Crawfordsville High School in 1964, Jim moved to Indianapolis to begin his land surveying career and married his first wife. Jim moved to various places around the Midwest only to return to the Crawfordsville area in 1984 where he farmed for 15 years and remarried. Upon the passing of Jim’s second wife, Jim re-entered the surveying profession and began his own company.

The one constant surrounding much of Jim’s life was the love of the outdoors, no matter the weather condition. Jim earned the honor of Eagle Scout in his youth and continued to enjoy working and simply being outdoors throughout his life. 

Surviving family are: his daughter, Stephanie and Todd Lemke of Austin, Texas with two grandsons (Kyle and Max); son Stephen and Jennifer Cantrell of Peoria, Illinois with one granddaughter (Ella); one granddaughter, Grace Vaughn of Monrovia, Indiana; and brother David and Gail Cantrell of Fort Meyers, Florida. 

James is preceded in death by his parents; brother Michael Cantrell; his second wife, Susan Veatch Cantrell; and son James D. Cantrell.

Friends are invited to a visitation from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 1306 E. Main St., Crawfordsville. A funeral mass service will be held at 1 p.m., followed by internment at Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Jim’s honor to Montgomery County Free Clinic, P.O. Box 86 Crawfordsville, IN. 47933. (Please designate Meals on Wheels with your donation).

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

Larry Ray Delks

Larry Ray Delks

Sept. 3, 1936

 

Larry Ray Delks was born Sept. 3, 1936, in Fountain County, as a resident of Sterling.

He was married to Virginia Kay Stafford for 59 years until her death in 2014.

They had five children, Brad, Brian, Barry, Kelli and Traci. Each married: Brad and Bethany have Sarah, Nathan and Caleb; Brian and Sally have Casey, Tyler, Micah and Whitney; Barry and Kim have Jordan and Wes; Kelli and John have Johnny Ray III and Traci and Tom have Grace, Kaylee, Harrison, Madison and Olivia. Larry and Kay also have 19 great-grandchildren.

Larry graduated from Crawfordsville High School and lived in Montgomery County most of his life.

Larry was a partner with his father-in-law, Lewis Stafford with the Stafford Candy Company.

He later farmed and had a trucking business. In 1982 he sold out and went to Florida Christian College.

He was the minister at three churches in Florida and two in Indiana before retiring from Youngs Chapel at age 72.

Larry never met a stranger and loved to talk to anyone, provide generosity to everyone and he had a willingness to serve anyone he met with a need. When facing trials, he often said, “that makes heaven look even better and will it matter 100 years from now.”

Though we sorrow in the loss, we rejoice that he is in heaven with no pain, sorrow or tears.

2 Cor 5, “We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Isaiah 40:31, “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”.

Services will be Nov 20 at 10 a.m. for visitation and 11 a.m. for funeral service at Hunt and Sons, Crawfordsville.

Carl Russell Knowling

Carl Russell Knowling

May 22, 1937-Nov. 12, 2021

 

Carl Russell Knowling of Crawfordsville passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at home with family by his side, on the porch where he spent endless hours watching the Purple Martins and beauty of his farm.

Carl was born in Parkersburg, Indiana, to Hobert and Florence (Verhey) Knowling on May 22, 1937. He grew up in the Black Creek Road area where life was hard, but times were good! People living as far as 6 to 7 miles away were considered your next-door neighbors. He often remembered sledding behind the hill of his house on a piece of tin and building a ramp to ride on with their bikes, having a wreck and then spending the rest of the day fixing them … and then doing it all over again. Their neighbor “Dad Bailey” would saunter over to see what they were doing. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School, a proud member of the Class of 1955. 

Carl began his work career at the age of 10 at Morris & Jacks Greenhouse. In the pursuing years, he was employed by RR Donnelly Dept A, Farm Bureau Co-op as a petroleum service technician, and Big R as a “flunkey” so they joked, making lifelong friends along the way. While working for the Co-op, he liked to proclaim he was “the world’s worst oil man,” but his customers all knew better and said so. He considered the best part of his day talking with his customers, whether he was sitting on a bucket in the garage or a swing in the yard and loved every minute of it.

Carl served in the US Army Reserve. His memberships included the Elks, the Masons and the Shriners. He is survived by his dear wife of 61 years, Nancy, his daughter Carla Walsh (Tim), and son Greg. He was lovingly referred to as “Pappy” by his four grandchildren, Sarah and Jacob Walsh, Paige Knowling and Evan Hubble. Included is his brother David, and a self-appointed care-giver Jack Russel Terrier, named Gus. He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother Albert and sister Doris Cler.

Some of his favorite times were spent taking care of his small farm where he loved to mow and have a garden. He enjoyed hours of carpentry and woodworking, building clocks, furniture, miniature farm houses, and swings to give as gifts for his friends and family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov.18, with visitation beginning two hours prior at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, 107 N. Grant Ave. Crawfordsville. A small, graveside service will take place immediately following at Riverside Cemetery in Attica, Indiana.

Greta 'Kay' Ludwig Mohr

Greta ‘Kay’ Ludwig Mohr

Dec. 27, 1942-Nov. 10, 2021

 

Greta “Kay” Ludwig Mohr, 78, of Crawfordsville went peacefully to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov.10, 2021, at Indiana University Health-Arnett Hospital at Lafayette. Kay, as everyone knew her, was born Dec. 27, 1942, at Danville, Illinois, to parents, Greta Rose and Paul Stephen Ludwig of Fithian, Illinois. They preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death are her brother, Steve Ludwig, sister-in-law Mary Ludwig and grandson Steven Elliott.

Kay is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Jon Mohr of Crawfordsville. Jon and Kay were married on Nov. 22, 1992, and she was his sweetheart. Kay is also survived by her younger brother, Paul Sinclair Ludwig of Orlando, Florida.

Mom loved all four of her children unconditionally, Greg (Cathy) of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, Cheri of Fort Worth, Texas, Steve (Kelley) of Phoenix, Arizona, and Michaele (Shawn) Hallett of Westville, Illinois. Mom loved her grandchildren dearly, Michaela (Kaleb) Pierce, Austin, Mike, Brandon, Addy and Easton.

Kay graduated with her bachelor’s of arts degree in Biblical counseling with a concentration in Christian Women’s Studies from Trinity College of the Bible in Newburgh, Indiana. She worked as a Christian counselor for many years and her passion was in helping and loving people. Kay loved her church and her strong faith guided her throughout life’s journey. She was a member of the Whitesville Christian Church in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Kay had many friends throughout her life and never met a stranger. “Life is a journey with problems to solve and lessons to learn but most of all experiences to enjoy!”

A celebration of Kay’s life will be held at 3 pm. CST Thursday, Nov. 18, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, Illinois. Pastor Chris Lawler of the Catlin Church of Christ will be officiating. She will be placed to rest at Sunset Memorial Park following the memorial service.

Please join Kay’s family in sharing memories, photos and videos on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

Marcella Reagin

Marcella Reagin

March 15, 1932 - November 11, 2021

 

Marcella Irene Reagin, 89, passed away November 11, 2021. Marcella was born to the late Robert and Selma (Hyde) McKenzie in Staunton, Indiana on March 15, 1932.
Marcella was a graduate of Staunton High School. In 1963, she married Kenneth Reagin who preceded her in death in 1971. Marcella worked many jobs throughout her career, with one of her favorites being Murphys. She retired from Hercules in 2000. After retirement, she enjoyed watching NASCAR races, baseball, and spending time with her family. Marcella enjoyed working in the garden each year.
Marcella is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth, brothers, Robert Beddow, Leo McKenzie, Jr. McKenzie, Gerald McKenzie, and Larry McKenzie.
Marcella is survived by her daughter, Yvonne Reagin, sister, Marilyn Harrison, as well as many special nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 16th at 1 PM at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Karen Parkey

Karen Parkey

November 21, 1949 - November 11, 2021

 

Karen Parkey, 71, of Brazil, Indiana, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on November 11, 2021.

Karen was born in Brazil, Indiana, on November 21, 1949, the daughter of Orval and Patty (Means) Swearingen. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1967 and attended Johnson Bible College. Karen married Edward Douglas “Doug” Parkey on August 22, 1969. Karen retired from Clay Community school corporation where she worked as a bus driver for several years. Karen played piano for various churches where she & her husband served. She and Doug had recently been serving at Fairview Christian Church. She enjoyed decorating her home and raising her family. Her favorite thing was being Nana to her grandchildren.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents Orval and Patty Swearingen and a brother Rick Swearingen.

Karen is survived by her husband of 52 years Doug Parkey; three children: John Parkey and wife Valerie of Mt. Washington, Kentucky, Mark Parkey and wife Amber of Brazil, Ramey Rowe and husband Doug of Cicero, Indiana; grandchildren: Riley Steele (Brandon), Beau Parkey, Jared Parkey, Camden Parkey, Courtney Arnott (Tanner), Max Furnish, Jackson Furnish, Colin Furnish, and Ava Furnish; great-granddaughters: Abby Arnott and Penelope Arnott; a sister Marsha Hinsch (John); a sister-in-law Cathy Swearingen; and a host of extended family members and friends.

At Karen’s request, cremation services have been entrusted to French Funeral Home and a service for close and extended family will be held at Clearview Cemetery on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 11:00am with her son John Parkey officiating. The family appreciates all of the concern, condolences, and is grateful for this time to grieve as a family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fairview Christian Church P.O. Box 63 Brazil, Indiana 47834.

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

Franklin E. Holt

Franklin E. Holt

Feb. 27, 1935-Nov. 10, 2021

 

Franklin E. Holt, 86, of Linden passed away at 3:25 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2021, Franciscan Health Lafayette East.

He was born Feb. 27, 1935, in Adair County, Kentucky, the son of the late Gilbert and Anna (Rice) Holt and was a graduate of Garden Grove High School in Garden Grove, California, and received additional schooling in Los Angeles. Franklin married Doris G. Ritchie on Feb. 16, 1958, at the Linden United Methodist Church in Linden. She survives.

He was employed as a heavy equipment operator, and was a 50-year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 103 in Indianapolis. Franklin was a member of the Linden United Methodist Church, New Richmond Masonic Lodge #604, Royal Arch Masons and American Legion Post 72 in Crawfordsville. He enjoyed camping, playing golf and wintering in Florida.

Surviving with his wife is a son, Arnold Scott Holt of Linden; a brother, Wesley Holt (Priscilla) of Parkersburg; a sister, Doris Hundt of Santa Fe, Texas; and three grandsons, Daniel, Jason and Caleb.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Carl Holt and a sister, Mary Rose Beaver. Friends may call at the Linden United Methodist Church on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 9:30 A.m. until New Richmond Masonic Lodge # 604 services at 10:45 A.m. followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Clint Fink officiating. Interment will be held following the funeral in New Richmond Cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorials to the Linden United Methodist Church.

Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Linden is honored to serve the Holt family.

George E. Frye

George E. Frye

Nov. 24, 1933-Nov. 11, 2021

 

George Edward Frye, 87, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 at Hickory Creek in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

He was born in Tennessee on Nov. 24, 1933; a son of the late George W. and Leora (Martin) Frye.

He attended schools in Tennessee. On June 30, 1956, he married Jo Ann (Sumpter) Frye in Monticello, Kentucky; she survives, and they had shared 65 loving years together.

George worked in construction and masonry most of life. He was a hard worker who enjoyed watching TV and relaxing at ho dme in his free time. He attended the Church of Christ in Jamestown and was a devoted and kind man who loved his family dearly.

He leaves behind his wife, Jo Ann Frye of Jamestown; two sons, John (Dawn) Frye of Waynestown, Jeff (Debbie) Frye of Crawfordsville; three grandchildren: Chris Frye, Heather Durell and Bethany Frye; seven great grandchildren; three brothers, Harold (Phyllis) Frye of Monticello, Kentucky, Thurston (Edith) Frye of Monticello, Kentucky, Don Frye of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; two sisters, Helen (Lyle) Denny of Monticello, Kentucky and Louise Reed of Greenwood.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death siblings Freeman Frye, Fred Frye, Paul Frye, Neta Baker, Francis Groce and Sue Bertram.

Funeral services are to be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 at Porter & Hunt Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Jamestown. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Interment will follow services at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Jamestown.

Porter and Hunt Funeral Home & Crematory, 315 W. Main St., Jamestown, Indiana 46147 has been entrusted with his arrangements. Online condolences www.porterfuneralhome.us.

Kathy Rhoda

Kathy Rhoda

Aug. 20, 1944-Nov. 11, 2021

 

Kathy Rhoda, a long-time resident of Alamo, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 at The Lane House at the age of 77.

Kathy was born Aug. 20, 1944, she was the daughter of Forrest Kelley and Vivian Kelsheimer Kelley. She attended Alamo schools, until she married the love of her life, Alfred Jerry Rhoda, Jr. on Aug. 26, 1960.

Surviving family includes: daughter, Marla (George) Beall; son, Kelly (Jessica) Rhoda; nine grandchildren, Kayla Bretney, Cody Stewart, Kelsey (Dakota) Lewis Ramey, Allison Rhoda, Alexis Rhoda, Brent Rhoda, Blake (Samantha) Rhoda, Candace Rhoda, and Gemma Rhoda; and ten great-grandchildren; brother, Kirby Kelley; and sister, Theresa Cummins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Rex Rhoda, and daughter, Monica (Steve) Lewis, as well as sisters Charlotte (Kenny) Miller and Nancy (Morris) Quisenberry.

Besides spending time with her family, Kathy had a sparkling personality, and infectious joy. Kathy loved the Lord, and was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church. She participated in many church activities and sang in the choir for over 20 years. During her (44) younger years, she was passionate about camping, fishing, planting flowers, and collecting just about everything. She worked at Raybestos for many years. After retiring, she loved spending time with her great-grand babies, playing games on the computer and jewelry TV.

Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 15 at Calvary Baptist, 128 E. 400 S., Crawfordsville, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Services will begin at 1 p.m., led by Pastor Randy Glenn. After the service, she will be laid to rest, with her husband and children at the Alamo Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.Burkhart FH.com.

LeeAnn Brock

LeeAnn Brock

Sept. 26, 1983-Nov. 8, 2021

 

LeeAnn Brock, 38, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 in Indianapolis. She was born in Montgomery County on Sept. 26, 1983. 

Her smile we no longer witness!

She leaves behind her 14-year-old son, 10-year-old daughter, mother, father, dad, two brothers, three sisters, three aunts, four uncles, two sisters-in-law, two nieces, five nephews, her Papaw, numerous cousins and true friends. 

We will love and miss you forever.  Grannie has her WeeAnn now.

As a mother you witness your child’s first breath of life, never expecting they’d take their last before you! My heart hurts I could not save you.

A private family gathering was held at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Visit us online to sign the guest book or leave a condolence at www.familyandfriendsfh.com

Leland Emanuel Harding

Leland Emanuel Harding

Nov. 17, 1978-Nov. 9, 2021

 

Leland Emanuel Harding, 42, of Lebanon, and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Nov. 17, 1978, at Crawfordsville, to George William Harding and Brenda Lee (Hillard) Vance.

Leland graduated from Southmont High School in 1997 and married the love of his life, Tisha Stephenson on Sept. 24, 2021. He worked at Hendrickson in Lebanon and enjoyed tinkering with stuff, working on his Mustang, was a Ford man, loved to eat, go to fancy restaurants, but most of all he loved his sweets. He was a Cubs fan, had a huge heart and was a friend to everyone. 

He is survived by his wife, Tisha Harding of Lebanon; his daughter, Megan Elaine Harding of Crawfordsville; his father, George (Gail) Harding of Kokomo; his mother, Brenda (Loren Callis) Vance of Crawfordsville; two brothers, Jim (Corrie) Harding and Nathan (Brittany) Harding; one sister, Roanna (Mike) Farris, all of Crawfordsville; a special nephew, James Martin and several other nieces and nephews, to many to mention; which were all the light of his life. 

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Leland and Betty Harding; his maternal grandfather, Emanuel Hillard; a step-father, Ronnie Vance; and his best friend, Shawn White. 

Visitation will be at Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care, 202 Bratton Road, Waynetown, on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 3 p.m. Burial will follow at Wallace Lutheran Cemetery. The service will be recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. 

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

Jan Ellen Francis Sullivan

Jan Ellen Francis Sullivan

May 6, 1962-Nov. 4, 2021

 

Jan Ellen Francis Sullivan, 59, formerly of Crawfordsville, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at Nashville, Tennessee.

She was born May 6, 1962, the eighth of 11 children to Phil and Sharon Francis. She was a member of the Crawfordsville High School class of 1980. 

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

Jan married Drew John Sullivan in Nashville on Oct. 24, 1998, at East End United Methodist Church where she was a member.

She is survived by two lovely daughters, Sydney Sharon and Isabel Grace, both of Nashville. Other survivors include sisters, Debbie Francis of Acworth, Georgia, Sally Tribbett of Bradenton, Florida, Pamela Bagley of St. Augustine, Florida, Amy (David) “Pete” Peters of El Paso, Texas and Carla (Roy) Hurt, Kimberly Francis and Keri Francis, all of Crawfordsville. Surviving brothers are Randy (Brenda) Francis, Chris (Colleen) Francis, Scott Francis and John David Francis, all of Crawfordsville, and Jeff (Tricia) Francis of Sharpsburg, Georgia. She is also survived by an aunt, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jan had a good heart and loved her family and friends. She taught us all that love is truly unconditional. Jan was full of “vim and vigor.” She was a born joke teller and was an unforgettable charmer to everyone that knew her.

“A Celebration of Life” will be held 2-4 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Crawfordsville American Legion.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Sydney and Isabel Sullivan College Fund.

Jerry A. Zachary

Jerry A. Zachary

Nov. 3, 2021

 

Jerry A. Zachary, “Ol’ Zach”, of Traverse City, Michigan, made the list of those who have gone before him on Nov. 3, 2021, just short of his 92nd birthday.

He was born in Whitesville, Montgomery County, Indiana, to Herman “Lucky” and Marie (Higgins) Zachary, who farmed in the rural countryside of the small community of Ladoga.

 

After high school, (Jerry was president of his senior class), older brother Joe stayed with farming while Jerry got a job for a couple years at RR Donnelly Printing Company in Crawfordsville, starting as a bookbinder. Then 1950 came along and on the advice of his girlfriend’s father, Maurice Gross, he joined the Navy. After basic training in South Carolina, he married that girl, Nancy, two days before Christmas, and then shipped out. The Navy stationed them in San Diego, where they remained stateside while the Korean War boomed. He learned and practiced his lino-type trade in the harbor, helping with the printing needs aboard ships. Before the end of the war, his boat the USS Dixie was called to duty, but on their way across the pacific, peace was declared, and they had to turn around and come back.

Soon thereafter, with an honorable discharge, an acquired trade and a ‘46 Buick, Jerry and Nancy were attracted to Traverse City where there was a good job opening at the Record Eagle, and where Jerry remained employed for 35 years. He also “moonlighted” at Watson Printing Co. in T.C. Jerry absolutely loved hunting and fishing which could be why it was so attractive to be way up north. By the time his son Sam and daughter Amy were born in the early sixties, he had made many friends and was privy to all the good fishing, hunting and mushrooming. Soon, family vacations to the farm in Indiana and to see Nancy’s folks in Kansas were rivaled by camping trips to the U.P. and Canada.

Jerry enjoyed basketball in high school so much that he became a referee and worked high school games in the evenings throughout northern Michigan for many years. Towards the end of his tenure with the Record Eagle, he obtained his captain’s license and began piloting charter fishing boats out of Leland, Frankfort and Grand Traverse Bay. When he retired from printing, he signed on with Fox Motors and drove vehicles for Ford, picking them up and dropping them off all over Michigan and the U.S. He was part of a coffee club that would meet mornings to discuss whatever was on their minds like reviews of their hunting excursions, fishing tales, car problems and the results of the card table where many of them also sat.

In his later years, after the boats had been sold, the cars parked, the hunting rifles put up and them mushrooms harder to find, it was easy to find Jerry in front of his fireplace, surrounded by his trophy racks with a drink in his hand, watching sports on T.V. If you called him on the phone, he answered, “Zach speakin’”, and you knew instantly who you were talkin’ to.

Jerry’s family would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank the many members of the Veterans Administration for their commendable involvement and guidance concerning Jerry’s health care and wellbeing.

The same appreciation goes out to his caregivers who were many and amazing over the years. There is no way we could have gotten through this without all of you. We’d like to thank you all again and again.

Jerry is survived by his son, Sam Zachary, Sam’s wife Cheryl, daughter Amy Zachary, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Jerry in death were; his wife of 68 years, Nancy; her parents; his parents; brother Thomas; brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Esther Zachary; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Johnny and Patricia Goslin.

Friends and family are invited to attend Jerry’s memorial gathering at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. and a light reception will follow the service.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may care to contribute to the Alzheimer’s Association and envelopes will be provided at the service. You are welcome to share memories with Jerry’s family on his tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkoff.com.

Michael R. Barnett

Michael R. Barnett

JULY 4, 1954 – NOVEMBER 12, 2021

 

Michael Roland Barnett Sr., formerly of Monroe, LA died in his Hometown of Terre Haute, Indiana on 11/12/2021. His loving companion, Holly Wheaton, his brother, Timothy Barnett, his father, O.H. "Bud" Barnett, and stepmother, Geraldine Barnett, were at his side.

He is predeceased by his mother Shirley Irene Reely Barnett and his wife, Kathy McClure Barnett. He is survived by his three children: daughter, Sara Miller and husband Chris of Norco, LA their son T.J. Miller and his son Kayden, their daughters, Leah and Rachel Miller; daughter, Heidi Budai and her husband Bien of Belle Chasse, and their children Alexander, Isaac, Arianah, and Michael Sultana and Maximus and Atticus Budai; his son, Michael Roland Barnett Jr. and his wife Wendy and his children Joshua and Bruce Barnett; his father, Orville Harold Barnett and wife Geraldine; his brother, Timothy Barnett and wife Mary Jo all of Terre Haute, Indiana; he is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He served in the United States Air Force from 1973-1977. He was a graduate of South Vigo High School.

He worked more than 20 years as an operator at the IMC and Angus Chemical plant in Sterlington, Louisiana. He survived the devastating explosion of the plant in 1991. He was filled with sadness at the loss of his collegues and and worked to preserve their memory.

He was a Mason and a Shriner. He was born July 4, 1954 and was extremely patriotic and very proud of his military service and that of his nephews. Per his wishes, cremation is scheduled with burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local VA Hospital Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program. Online condolences can be made at www.roselawnfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Ann Sallier

Ruth Ann Sallier

JANUARY 4, 1939 – NOVEMBER 10, 2021

 

Ruth Ann Sallier, age 82, of Cloverdale, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Ruth was born January 4, 1939.

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

Melody Anne Bullard

Melody Anne Bullard

NOVEMBER 13, 1963 – NOVEMBER 9, 2021

 

Melody Anne Bullard, 57, of Indianapolis formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

Born November 13, 1963 in Greencastle, the daughter of Leon R. and Virginia (Pell) Phillips. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School and had attended DePauw University.

Melody had worked at the Get Go & BP convenient stores and previously at Subway Restaurant in Indianapolis.

She attended the Brookville Road Community Church in New Palestine.

She is survived by her husband, Timothy R. Bullard; her mother, Virginia Phillips; brother, Ed Phillips; sister, Linda Evans; and several nieces and nephews.

Melody was preceded in death by her father and a sister, Benita Lou Phillips.

A Celebration of Life service will be held for Melody at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in Melody’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

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

Ruth Clair Simonton

Ruth Clair Simonton

Sept. 23, 1944-Nov. 9, 2021

 

Ruth Clair Simonton, 77, of Veedersburg passed away Tuesday Nov. 9, 2021, at her residence.

Ruth was born Sept. 23, 1944, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the daughter of Arnold B. and Ophie Mae (Newnum) Mack. She married Charles R. Simonton on May 14, 1968, at Williamsport. He preceded her in death Sept. 4, 2018.

She is also preceded in death by brothers, Charles and Claude Mack, and sister Viola Young.

Surviving family include: son Steven C. (Julie Mathews) Simonton, Veedersburg; daughter Sylvia I. (Howard) Logsdon, Veedersburg; sister Mary Ellen Cutting, Effingham, Illinois; brother George “Butch” (Linda Sue) Mack, Marshall; two grandchildren, Alexis Logsdon and Tommy Logsdon; and several nieces and nephews. 

Ruth was an Elvis fan. She enjoyed playing bingo and card games; reading novels; and going to flea markets, especially during the covered bridge festival. And more than anything she loved and enjoyed her grandkids.

Earlier in life, Ruth had been employed at the 3M sewing factory in Veedersburg; and she had been employed for many years at Steel Grip in Danville and Covington.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at Rush Creek Cemetery near Tangier, with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.

Robert Wayne Nabors

Robert Wayne Nabors

Jan. 13, 1935-Nov. 9, 2021

 

Robert Wayne Nabors, aka Bob, Coach, and Hey Dad, began his journey peacefully to see Jesus on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, after he wore himself out from so many years of being awesome.

He was born Jan. 13 (must have been cold) in the year 1935 in Danville, Illinois to his mother Lois and father William Nabors. Bob remained in Danville where he carried newspapers, shoveled snow, walked two miles barefoot in the snow uphill both ways to school, dominated on the football field, basketball court and baseball diamond, and eventually graduating from DHS in his 18th year. Afterwards he hung out in the Navy for a spell, went to Ivy Tech for a spell, eventually heading to Eastern Illinois University in bucolic Charleston, Illinois, where he wrestled to stay lean and get girls. Sometime during his 22nd year, he fished for and landed Judy Emery deeming her a keeper which he actually did keep for nearly 65 years.

 

Once Bob graduated from EIU, he began the vocational journey of his life and found his passion. For much of his adult life, coach poured into the lives of young men and women through mathematics (the universal language that everyone speaks) and athletics. If there was a sport, coach could coach it. There was of course the main sport of wrestling, then the secondary sports of football, baseball, basketball (they needed the money), golf and eventually, his all-time fave, girls tennis which he coached into his 80’s. In his spare time he built anything he could with wood, rode his bike, went camping, worked on cars, ate peanut butter and drank iced tea. Basically, he loved his life and all of the people in his life. End of story. And a great story it was.

Those of us still here who will do our best to make him proud are his wife Judy; son David; daughters Barbara (Greg) and Brenda (Brion); dog Jasmine; grandchildren, Erik, Nick, Sarah, Rebekka, Matt and Marcus; and a slew of great-grandkids.

He is preceded in death by his only beloved brother, Dale.

A celebration of life is planned at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, Nov. 16 with visiting from noon to 2 p.m. and funeral mass at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Donations can be made to Alice Lloyd College, Attn: Development, 100 Purpose Road, Pippa Passes, KY 41844 or Pave the Way, c/o St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 1306 E. Main Street, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Kelly Pendleton

Kelly Pendleton

Feb. 4, 1964-Nov. 7, 2021

 

Kelly Pendleton, 57, of Ladoga passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 7, 2021, at home.

She was born Feb. 4, 1964, at Crawfordsville, to Robert and Judith Morgan. She married Duane Pendleton and he survives.

She was a homemaker who loved to decorate and loved her pets. 

Surviving, along with her husband, are her mother and step-father, Judith and Donald McCormick; step-son Andrew Pendleton; daughter Alicia McKinsey; step-daughter Christina Dale; brother Derrick (Tammy) Morgan; and sister Teri (Gary) Rice; and nine grandchildren.

Cremation was chosen with a memorial visitation 4-6 p.m. Friday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home. She will be buried at Ladoga Cemetery at a later date.

Martha Beatrice (Hicks) Rogers

Martha Beatrice (Hicks) Rogers

July 17, 1926-Nov. 5, 2021

 

Martha Beatrice (Hicks) Rogers, 95, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021.

Beatrice was born July 17, 1926, in Boone County,  to Yancy Warren and Lola Esther Stringer Hicks.

Beatrice married Norman E. Rogers on Sept. 15, 1944. Norman preceded her in death in 2010. They were married 66 years.

Surviving are daughter Diana Faulk of Crawfordsville and son Hal Rogers (Carol) of Woodburn, Indiana. Beatrice is preceded in death by her daughter Mary Louise.

She is also survived by five grandchildren, Paul Faulk (Tanya) of Houston, Texas, Cindy (Rex) Ellingwood of Waynetown, Nathan Rogers of New Haven, Jill (Jared) Kinder of Midland, Georgia, and Jonathan Rogers of Madison, Wisconsin; as well great-grandchildren, Kelsie (Justin) Warren, Julia Faulk, Austin Baker and Harper and Madalyn Kinder; and great-great-grandchild Cash Warren.

Beatrice is also preceded in death by four sisters, Helen Kreeger, Edith McPeak, Dorothy Vice and Louise McAnulty.

Donations can be made to Woodburn Christian Children’s Home in memory of Martha Beatrice Rogers at: Woodburn Christian Children’s Home, P.O. Box 459 Woodburn, IN 46797.

Visitation will be held 3-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 at Calvary Chapel, 915 Whitlock Ave., Crawfordsville, with services beginning at 5 p.m.

Mary Jerrine 'Jeri' Roll

Mary Jerrine ‘Jeri’ Roll

Sept. 28, 1948

 

Mary Jerrine “Jeri” Roll, 73, of Crawfordsville passed away at her home as she wished.

Mary Jerrine Roll was born Sept. 28, 1948, at Crawfordsville, to Mary and Ernest Turner. She was the youngest of five children.

She was a homemaker and loved her animals. She loved to go to yard sales.

She married the love of her life Richard Roll in 1987.

She is survived by her children, Joseph Link of Crawfordsville and Julie Link (Blaine Pierce) of Cedar Grove, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death her parents; husband Richard Roll; brothers, Ronald and Larry Turner; and sisterss Joyce Hutchens and Susie Sentman. Her son, James Link Jr., preceded her in death in 2010.

Mary Jerrine Roll has selected to be cremated. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Hunt & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

Felipe Espindola Bravo

Felipe Espindola Bravo

Jan. 28, 1948-Nov. 7, 2021

 

Felipe Espindola Bravo of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday night, Nov. 7, 2021, at home. He was 73.

Born Jan. 28, 1948, at Puebla, Mexico, he was the son of Seraphin Espindola and Carmen Bravo. He married Yolanda Ferrusca. She survives. Felipe worked construction and drove a truck while living in California. He moved to Crawfordsville in 2006.

He is survived by his loving family, which includes: wife Yoland Espindola Ferrusca; daughter Sonia Espindola; three sons, Hugo Espindola, Eddy Espindola and Abel Espindola; nine grandchildren; 10 brothers and sisters, including his brothers, Leobardo Espindola and Fileberto Espindola.

His family will have a gathering Friday, Nov. 12 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville, starting at 1 p.m. with a service at 2:30 p.m.

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

Bill Eugene Collins

Bill Eugene Collins

Aug. 22, 1938-Nov. 7, 2021

 

Bill Eugene Collins, 83, of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, at Tuscola Health Care Center in Tuscola, Illinois.

He was born Aug. 22, 1938, to the late Lex and Mable (Davis) Collins of Waveland.

Bill graduated from Waveland High School in 1957 and served seven years in the Indiana National Guard. On June 2, 1957, he married the love of his life, Ruth Surface, who survives. 

Bill worked at RR Donnelley for 40 years in the art department and was later a supervisor. Upon retirement he worked alongside his wife at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for 14 years as a division commander. He was a member of The Vine Church in Crawfordsville. He enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, gardening and caring for his cats.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ruth Collins; his children, Ginger Collins and Marla (Tony) Crouch; grandchildren, Nicole (Jason) Bockting of Indianapolis, Stephanie Wethington of Crawfordsville, David Wethington of Lebanon, Caleb (Nicole) Crouch of Lynn Haven, Florida, and Cameron (Christy) Crouch of Mahomet, Illinois. He is survived by 13 great-grandchildren, Rylin, Molly, Peyton, Andrew, Madison, Abigail, Gage, Aidan, Aubrey, Ellaina, Hunter, Jared and Olivia. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Bob Collins; and sister Patricia Poynts.

Visitation will be at The Vine Church, 1004 Wayne Road, Crawfordsville, on Thursday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m., with Pastors Tony Crouch and Kyle Strauser officiating. Burial will follow at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Vine Church.  Sanders-Priebe Funeral Care is entrusted with final arrangements.  Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Brenda Evans

Brenda Evans

August 19, 1950 - November 9, 2021

 

Brenda Sue Evans, 71, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Exceptional Living in Brazil, Indiana. Brenda was born to the late Martin C. Crosley and Betty A. (Ream) Crosley on August 19, 1950 in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Brenda graduated from Garfield High School in 1968. Brenda served as the praise and worship leader at Assembly of God in Brazil. Brenda was very talented with music and loved to play piano. Christmas was Brenda’s favorite holiday, as she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Brenda is preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Pamala Wright.
Brenda is survived by her loving husband Dennis R. Evans, one son, Ryan Daffer (Sharon) of McCordsville, Indiana, four step children, Michelle Denise Burton (Tim), Rob Evans (Bobbi Jo), Tracey Williams (Curt), and Sarah Spiedel (Kyle), grandchildren, Brayden, Brooke, Allison, Chelsey, Caitlyn, Timmy, Gunner, Nick, Coby, Breanna, Bayleigh, Clinton and great grandchildren. Brenda is also survived by her special four legged friend, Winston.
A visitation will be held Sunday, November 14th from 3-7 PM at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Avenue in Brazil. A second visitation will be held Monday, November 15th from 11-1 PM. A funeral service will begin at 1 PM with Pastor Jimmy Dowers officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Clay County Humane Society, 8280 North Country Road 125 West #7535, Brazil, Indiana 47834.
To light a candle or share a memory, please visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com.

Jacqueline Ann Tucker

Jacqueline Ann Tucker

OCTOBER 31, 1944 – OCTOBER 17, 2021

 

Jacqueline Ann “Jackie” Tucker, 76 of Auburndale, Florida, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021.

Born October 31, 1944 in Lafayette, she was the daughter of Harold and Lucille (Alvord) Blume and was a graduate of Greencastle High School “Class of 1963”.

Jackie had worked at Putnam County Comprehensive Services for several years. She had previously managed the Senior Center of Putnam County and worked prior to that at Happico.

She attended the First Missionary Baptist Church in Auburndale. Jackie was an avid reader, know to finish a book in a day.

Jackie is survived by her sons, Bob (Marcy) Campbell and Patrick (Tammy Jo) Campbell; brother, Jerry (Susan) Blume; stepchildren, Joe (Sheri) Tucker, Michael (Nora) Tucker, and Lisa (Steve) Collins; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. “Red” Tucker; her parents; and a stepson, Fred Tucker.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Graveside services with inurnment will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery

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

Ruby A. (Westfall) Mitchell

Ruby A. (Westfall) Mitchell

August 25, 1930 - November 6, 2021

 

Ruby Ann (Westfall) Mitchell, 91, of Cory, Indiana, passed away at home, on November 6, 2021, following an extended illness.

Ruby was born on August 25, 1930, in Cory, Indiana the daughter of Dewey and Laura (Burger) Westfall. She married Galen Mitchell on September 4, 1948. Together they raised 3 boys: Jack, Bill, and Bob. She enjoyed crafting, flower gardening, cooking, baking, going to yard sales, playing Bingo, and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Dewey and Laura Westfall; her husband Galen Mitchell; siblings: Charles Westfall, Ruth Rickerd, Margaret VanHorn, Paul Westfall, Gary Westfall, and Hubert Burger.

Survivors include her children: Jack Mitchell and wife Joanie of Brazil, Bill Mitchell and wife Phyllis of Cory, and Bob Mitchell and wife Vernalee of Cory; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 E. Eighth St. Clay City, Indiana 47841, on Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 4-8 pm. Services will be at the funeral home on Friday, at 11:00 with Pastor Pat Shay officiating. Special music will be provided by Pastor Bob Muncie and Peggy Collins. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Riley, Indiana.

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

Marsha Lynn Nowak

Marsha Lynn Nowak

APRIL 12, 1950 – NOVEMBER 8, 2021

 

Marsha Lynn Nowak, age 71, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021. Marsha was born April 12, 1950.

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

Leslie Dravo Wooldridge

Leslie Dravo Wooldridge

January 17, 1938 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 83)

 

Leslie Dravo Wooldridge, age 83 of Spencer passed away November 7th, 2021.

He was born January 17th, 1938 in Jamestown, KY to the late Johnny Wooldridge and Aura (Chase) Petrosky.

Leslie retired from I.P.L. after 38 years.

 Leslie married Lois Elaine Wooldridge in 1958 and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by his sons Leslie (Erica) Wooldridge of Spencer, Brian (Sherry) Wooldridge of Mooresville; brothers Larry (Janet) Wooldridge, Jimmy (Stephanie) Petrosky, Jr. (Sandy) Wooldridge; sisters Barbara Wingham, Kathy (Pete) Benoit; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents Leslie is preceded in death by his sisters Gerrie (Joe) Allen, Madonna (Gene) Stone; brother Sammy (AnnaMarie) Wooldridge.

A Memorial service for Leslie will be held at 12:00 pm Saturday, November 13th, 2021 at Soul Harvest Church, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the service time of 12:00 pm.

Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Virginia L. Thompson

Virginia L. Thompson

October 18, 1924 - November 8, 2021

 

Virginia L. Thompson, 97 of Brazil, formerly of Cataract, IN. passed away peacefully, November 7, 2021, at 12:37 am her home. She was born October 18, 1924, in Cloverdale, IN. the daughter of Orville Ray Black and Nottie Merle McAvoy Black.
On October 15, 1941, she married Lyle O. Thompson. While he served in the Army, she worked in a factory for a time. After his service to his country, they moved back to the Cataract Falls area. She was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. She has been a member of the Cataract Missionary Baptist Church for most all her life. She was active in the church in the Ladies Aide Society, Vacation Bible School, and other church activities. She also was an Avon Lady for many years. In her later years, she enjoyed going to festivals and listening to bluegrass music.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a stepmother, Della Freeman Black; her sister, Annice Leonard and her husband Delbert Leonard; one niece, Kathy Weigland; her dear husband Lyle Thompson, December 10, 1990, and her granddaughter, Kim Thibodeau, August 31, 2021.
Survivors include her son and daughter in law, Jim and Cheryl Thompson of Brazil and daughter and son in law, Joetta and Tom Milligan of Mooresville; grandchildren, Melinda Nochez (Irving), Jenny McGinnis, grandson-in-law, Patrick Thibodeau, and Todd and Jacqueline Brackman, Ryan Brackman, nephew Randy Leonard, niece, Karmen Dayhuff; great-grandchildren, Tommy Perry, Andy Perry, Abigail Roman, Alex McGinnis, Wesley McGinnis, Miles McGinnis, Johnathan Thibodeau, Addy Thibodeau, Noah Barnhart, Noelle Barnhart, Natalie Barnhart, and Rachelle Brackman; and other extended family.
Services will be held Thursday at 1:00pm at French Funeral Home with Pastor Kerry Clear officiating. Burial will follow at Cloverdale Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11-1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Cataract Missionary Baptist Church, 2761 S. Cataract Rd. Spencer, IN. 47460. Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Bernadine Quinnette

Bernadine Quinnette

December 28, 1929 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 91)

 

Bernadine Broadstreet Quinnette, age 91, passed from this earth to eternal life on November 7, 2021.

 

Bernadine was born on December 28, 1929 in Cloverdale, Indiana where she lived with her mother, Grace Sackett, step father Vivian ‘Bib’ Sackett and siblings Rita (Dewey) Garrett, Jeannette (Jim) Sharp and Leonard ‘Buzz’ Sackett.

 

Bernadine married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Joseph L. Quinnette on June 6, 1947. She lived her life as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother (GiGi), sister and friend.

 

Family was the most important thing to Bernadine and she was never happier than when she was cooking or baking for her family. Her family extended to ‘her kids’, the students whom she taught, while devoting herself as a teaching assistant in Indianapolis Public Schools, for more than 30 years. The many lives impacted by Bernadine’s influence will miss her dearly and remember her most for her generosity, sincere concern for others and witty sense of humor.

 

Bernadine is survived by her daughters Donna (Dan) Smith of Indianapolis, IN, Deanna (Jim) Hannis of Etowah, NC, and son Richard Quinnette of Greenwood, IN. Also surviving are her sister Jeannette, her eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, her parents, her father Bernard Broadstreet, brother Bill Broadstreet, sister Rita, brother ‘Buzz’ and great-granddaughter Lillian Begley.

Funeral services for Bernadine will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday November 11th, 2021 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday November 10th, 2021 at Whitaker Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made at the tcjayfund.org In Memory of her great-granddaughter Lilliam Begley. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

William R. 'Bill' Elliot

William R. ‘Bill’ Elliot

July 27, 1926-Nov. 6, 2021

 

William R. ‘Bill’ Elliot, 95, of Covington went to be with the Lord at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Whitlock Place, Crawfordsville.

He was born July 27, 1926, at Chicago, the son of Russell F. and Pearl M. {Strawser} Elliot. He was united in marriage to S. Jayne Starkey on June 24, 1956, at Stone Bluff Methodist Church, Veedersburg. Sharing their lives for 58 years, until her passing in 2014.

 

Bill is survived by his granddaughter, Laura Jayne Burgess of Pickerington, Ohio; his “special helper” nephew, Dennis Starkey; and his many wonderful relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by son Barry R. Elliot on April 25, 2014, and his wife, S. Jayne Elliot on Nov. 3, 2014.

Bill was a graduate of Covington High School in 1944 and attended Watchmakers School in Terre Haute after working at Jack’s Watch Shop and Spritz Jewelers in Danville, Illinois.

He opened a shop in Brook’s Ben Franklin Store in Covington for seven years. He then moved to the north side of the square into the old post office building for 10 years. He last moved to the Sprague Department Store, where he operated his shop for 18 years retiring in 1988.

He later moved to the Whitlock Place in Crawfordsville in September of 2019 where he met many new friends.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bill will be held at 11 a.m. (EST) Friday, Nov. 12 at Benson Chapel United Methodist Church, 7114 U.S. 136, Covington, with visitation being held for one hour prior to the service at the church. He was accorded cremation rites and will be laid to rest next to his wife and son in Mount Hope Cemetery, Covington. His family was assisted by Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Cente, 420 Third St., Covington.

Please join his family in sharing memories through his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com

Harold Everette 'Chuck' Martin

Harold Everette ‘Chuck’ Martin

Oct. 27, 1936-Nov. 4, 2021

 

Harold Everette “Chuck” Martin, 85, of Waynetown passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.

He was born Oct. 27, 1936, at Ogden, Illinois, and was the son of the late Hubert Francis and Beryl Boyd Martin. On Feb. 7, 1959, Chuck married Gwendolyn D. McManomy at the Waynetown Christian Church and she survives. Chuck was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends. 

Surviving, along with Gwen, his wife of 62 years, are three of his children, Michelle Glaze of Crawfordsville, Brenda (Gregg) Jaynes of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Jim (Maria) Martin of Jenks, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Martin of Florida. 

Chuck is also survived by his grandchildren, Blake (Michelle) Cotten of Illinois, Clint (Jessica) Cotten of Crawfordsville and Lindsey Glaze of Florida, Molly Jaynes, Brian (Mallory) Jaynes and Abby (Ryan) Warren, all of Oklahoma, and Ryan Martin and Taylor Martin both of Texas; and his great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Mila Cotten of Illinois and Siddalee and Aubrey Cotten of Crawfordsville.

He is also survived by sister-in-law Barbara Ramsay of Crawfordsville and numerous loving nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to Chuck’s parents and son, he is preceded in death by his brother, Dale Martin and wife Patty of Waynetown; his sister, Louise Kummerer and husband Bob of Wisconsin; and his brother-in-law Ted Ramsay of Crawfordsville. 

Chuck was a 1954 graduate of Hillsboro High School. He served in the Navy from 1958-1962. He began working at Alcoa Aluminum of Lafayette in 1955 until he retired on Dec. 31, 1998, at the age of 62. In addition to working at Alcoa, he helped at his parent’s farm until the family farm was sold in the mid 1980s. Chuck was an active member of the Waynetown Christian Church, the Alcoa Retiree Club, the Alcoa 25 Year Club, the Moose Lodge and the American Legion. Chuck enjoyed playing the game of Euchre anytime he could, often playing two or three times a week. His love of games didn’t stop there, he and Gwen also joined a special group of friends every Friday and Sunday evening to play various dice games. 

Chuck was also an avid sports fan. He loved to watch baseball, specifically the Chicago Cubs, any chance he got whether on TV or in person. He played baseball in his teenage years and went on to umpire games for the local baseball and softball leagues. A highlight of his baseball loving life was when the Cubs won the World Series in 2016. A special night indeed for him.

He loved basketball and football as well. His favorite college basketball team was the Indiana Hoosiers and his favorite pro football team was the Chicago Bears. In addition to his love of sports and card games, he had a passion for collecting pocket knives. 

Services will be with Family and Friends Funeral Home in Wingate. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. Funeral services are at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, with Pastor Steve Wever officiating. Graveside services/interment will follow in the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.

Darrell C. Walton

Darrell C. Walton

Jan. 1, 1944-Oct. 22, 2021

 

Darrell C. Walton of Indianapolis passed away at St. Vincent Hospital, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. He was 77 years old.

He was born to Kenneth and Francis Walton of Crawfordsville on Jan. 1, 1944.

Celebration of life services will be at Indiana Funeral Care, 8151 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250, on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon and the service following at noon. There will be a private burial ceremony later.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the CHS Athenian Scholarship in Darrell’s name, P.O. Box 334, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or mccf-in.org.

For the full obituary, go to the website of Indiana Funeral Care. IndianaFuneralCare.com.

Andrew 'Andy' Sutton

Andrew ‘Andy’ Sutton

July 29, 1976-Nov. 5, 2021

 

Andrew Sutton of Crawfordsville passed away Friday morning, Nov. 5, 2021, after fighting a battle with cancer. He was 45.

Andy was a people person who liked socializing and having a good time. He was a member of the Eagles and also liked going to Francis and Mount. He worked at Acuity Brands Lighting for 24 years, starting in 1997. He was a fan of IU and the Cubs. He also liked to play golf. Most of all, he loved his family very much.

Born July 29, 1976, at Greencastle, he was the son of Larry Sutton and Ralene Sutton. He graduated from North Putnam High School in 1994. He married Rebecca “Becky” Layton and she survives.

Surviving family includes: wife Rebecca Sutton of Crawfordsville; daughter Madison Sutton; brother Eric Sutton; two sisters, Julie (Stan) Hayes and Dena (Craig) Simmons; mother-in-law Linda Layton; father-in-law Don Layton; brother-in-law Eric Layton; three nieces, Megan and Macey Simmons and Laken Miller; nephew Brandon Chitwood; as well as many, many friends, co-workers and people he cared about that cared about him.

A memorial visitation will be held 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 at Burkhart Funeral Home. It will conclude with a short prayer service at 6 p.m.

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

James Dudley Dale

James Dudley Dale

OCTOBER 17, 1951 – NOVEMBER 7, 2021

 

James Dudley Dale, 70, of Greencastle passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his family.

James was born in Indianapolis on September 17, 1951, the son of Robert and Ann (Cowan) Dale, and was a 1969 graduate of Carthage High School in Indianapolis.

Mr. Dale proudly served in the United States Marine Corp the Vietnam War. He retired from the Marine Corp and was an honorable disabled veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Donna Dale, four children, Amber Boyce, (Trea), Reelsville, Heather Ordway, (Kyle), Greencastle, Jacob Dale, (Julianne), Fairland, and Autumn Collis, (Josh), Milroy; a brother, John Dale, (Julie), Kokomo; seventeen grandchildren; and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandchild, Trinity Dorsett.

A memorial visitation will take place on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 12:00 Noon, until 2:00 p.m. at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. Military Honors will be performed at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Fred Oran Roberts Jr.

Fred Oran Roberts Jr.

JANUARY 11, 1938 – NOVEMBER 6, 2021

 

Fred Oran Roberts, Jr., 83, of Terre Haute, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on January 11, 1938, in Vigo County to Fred Oran Roberts and Viola Isabelle (Coy) Roberts.

Fred, also known as John or Johnny to those closest to him, graduated from high school and joined the United States Navy. He proudly served his country for 20 years on active duty. During this time, John met his wife, Eida Figueras Duran, on a deployment to Guantanemo Bay, Cuba. John and Eida married on July 18, 1958. After retiring from the US Navy, John worked for another 20 years at the Naval Avionics Facility. John loved watching Westerns, reading, and fishing. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 972.

John is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Eida Roberts; their children, Elizabeth Roberts, Viola Porter, Fred Oran Roberts III, and Alicia Holloway (Billy); brothers, Hank Roberts (Marge), David Roberts (Connie), James Roberts (Judy), and Victor Roberts; a sister, Fredia Phillips (Melvin); and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Marylou Roberts; his daughter, Celia Iris Roth; and a sister-in-law, Lola Edwards Roberts.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home. A private graveside ceremony with military honors will be held in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.n

Clyde Joseph Wolfe Jr.

Clyde Joseph Wolfe Jr.

JANUARY 4, 1938 – NOVEMBER 7, 2021

 

Clyde Joseph Wolfe Jr., age 83, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021. Clyde was born January 4, 1938.

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

Pat Evans

Pat Evans

September 3, 1936 - November 4, 2021

 

Patricia “Pat” Kay Evans, 85, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Patricia was born in Brazil to the late Roy and Clarice (Pruitt) Bennett on September 3, 1936.
On October 30, 1954, Pat married the love of her life, Richard “Boone” Lee Evans. Together, Pat and Richard attended many cars shows. Pat loved to bowl, and bowled for over 30 years. She enjoyed playing euchre at the senior citizens center every Monday and Thursday. Pat had a love for shopping, especially when it came to buying anything shiny and glittery. Pat was raised to be a fantastic cook, her dish was always the favorite at any family gathering.
Pat is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Robert Bennett and wife Nancy Bennett.
Pat is survived by her loving husband of over 67 years, Richard “Boone”, two children, Dan Evans and Scott Evans (Carrol), grandchildren, Chris Evans (Hana), David Evans (Angela), Bradley Evans, Julie Reed (Bryan), Michael Evans (Jenny) great grandchildren, Layla, Leighlee, Angelina, Ashlyn, Amanda, Braden, and Link. Pat is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Dorothy M. Watson

Dorothy M. Watson

APRIL 8, 1921 – NOVEMBER 5, 2021

 

Dorothy M. Watson, age 100, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021. Dorothy was born April 8, 1921.

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

Vance L. Pyle

Vance L. Pyle

July 11, 1934 - October 31, 2021

 

Vance L. Pyle, 87 of Brazil, formerly of Swayzee, Indiana passed away October 31, 2021, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

He was born July 11, 1934, in Swayzee, the son of Lester and Essa Vance Pyle. He graduated from Swayzee High School 1952 and following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in Alaska during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1957.

On August 1, 1958, Vance was united in marriage to Myrna Rue Bedwell Pyle. Together, they raised their family in the Swayzee area. They were members of the First Church of the Nazarene in Marion, IN.

Vance worked at the RCA plant and then at the GM Plant in Marion for over 33 years. He was always one to take care of home repairs and improvements. Over 11 years ago, Vance and Myrna moved to Clay County. They have made several friends in their neighborhood and have enjoyed playing Euchre at the Senior Citizens Center in Brazil. They have wintered in Avon Park, Florida for the past 25 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister Patty Burger; one son, Damon Pyle and one daughter, Teresa Mae Welsh.

Survivors include his wife Myrna Pyle of Brazil; one daughter Julie Rayle and husband Tim of Brazil; one son in law, Greg Welsh of Ft. Wayne; two granddaughters, Ginger Rayle and Carol Dailey; one sister Carolyn Sue Pyle of Marion and one brother Roger Pyle (Cindy) of Kokomo; nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

Cremation was chosen with a memorial at a later date. If friends so desire, donations may be directed to the Senior Citizens of Clay County, 120 S. Franklin St. Brazil, IN. 47834 or to the charity of choice. Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

 

Gary L. Austin

Gary L. Austin

Aug. 15, 1958-Nov. 4, 2021

 

Gary L. Austin, 63, of Mellott passed from this life at noon Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, in his home, surrounded by family, following a courageous battle with leukemia.

He was born Aug. 15, 1958, at Crawfordsville, to the late Stanley W. Austin, and survived by his mother Susie E. (Johnson) Austin, who resides in Crawfordsville. Gary married Vickie S. Stonecipher on July 22, 1978, at Mellott. She survives.

 

Gary was a 1976 graduate of Fountain Central High School and a member of Mellott Community Bible Church. For 31 years, Gary was a dedicated fuel delivery driver beginning with Farm Bureau Co-op and continuing with Ceres Solutions until his health failed in January 2019. He was devoted to his customers who he considered as friends. He served multiple generations of farmers, businesses and homeowners. If someone had a fuel need, Gary would accommodate them. He would often enjoy coffee, lunch or pie at a customer’s dinner table.

Surviving, along with his wife Vickie and his mother Susie, are two sons, Jason L. Austin of Mellott and Matt C. (Jamie) Austin of rural Veedersburg; daughter Kristen N. (Dillon) Scott of rural Wingate; sister Marge (Mike) Bowman of Crawfordsville; two brothers, Marvin “Bub” (Marianne) Austin of Mellott and Jerry (Julie) Austin of Chicago; three grandchildren, Avery and Gentry Austin and Isabella Scott; and mother-in-law Alice Stonecipher of Hillsboro.

He was preceded in death by his father Stanley and father-in-law Gordon Stonecipher.

Visitation hours are 4-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the funeral home, with his brother, Pastor Jerry Austin and Pastor Gary Johnson, officiating. Graveside services/interment will follow in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Hillsboro Learning Center at Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene, 453 S. State Road 341, Hillsboro, IN  47949.

To sign the guest book or leave a condolence, visit us at www.familyandriendsfh.com.

Gary’s family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to the “special nurses” at IU Health Simon Cancer Center; Megan, Caroline and Katie.

Harold 'Chuck' Martin

Harold ‘Chuck’ Martin

Nov. 4, 2021

 

Harold “Chuck” Martin, 85, of Waynetown passed away unexpectedly at 11:50 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, in Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Rosemary Shelton Robbins Tanner

Rosemary Shelton Robbins Tanner

Dec. 26, 1938-Nov. 3, 2021

 

It is with great sadness that the family of Rosemary Tanner notes her passing on Nov. 3, 2021, at IU Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.

Rosemary was born Dec. 26, 1938, to Howard M. and R. Percynne (Rarig) Shelton, the fifth of six children in Elmdale. She attended Wingate and Crawfordsville schools, graduating from Crawfordsville High School in 1957. She married Ralph Robbins and Steve Tanner, both predeceased her, and was blessed with four children.

She was an avid softball player for many years, was an artist, enjoyed being outside and playing bingo. More than anything she loved her family. She worked for the Crawfordsville Police Department as a dispatcher, Coast to Coast warehouse and retired from the State of Indiana Highway Department after 23 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents; spouses; brothers, Bob, Larry and Joe Shelton; and sister Maxine Elliott.

She is survived by sister Margie Thompson; children, Jeanne Robbins (Jon Crose), Judi (Greg) Kleine, Jerry (Cathy) Robbins and Joe Tanner; grandchildren, Lynn (Allen), Michael, Jamie (Josh), Sarah (Corey), Kaleb (Marie), Gabe, Justin, Josh (Luis) and Christina; great-grandchildren, Caleb (Neri), Jalyn, Jade and Kaylee; and great-great-granddaughter Elena; and special friend, Albert Lucas.

The celebration of life will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at The Vine Church, 1004 Wayne Ave, Crawfordsville. Visitation will take place from 4-5:30 p.m., with a short service at 5:30 p.m. Burkhart Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Montgomery County Free Clinic.

C. Raymond Mikels

C. Raymond Mikels

June 15, 1934-Nov. 3, 2021

 

C. Raymond Mikels, 87, of Crawfordsville went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. 

He was born June 15, 1934, in Montgomery County, to the late Clifford and Odessa Mable (Tinder) Mikels. He was the youngest of six children. 

Raymond was a 1952 graduate of Crawfordsville High School. He served in the Unites States Marine Corps from 1952-1956. He was honorably discharged.  On Dec. 27, 1958, at Crawfordsville, he married his loving wife, Mary Hellen Nickle. They celebrated 62 years together in 2020.

Raymond worked for and retired from the US Postal Service. He loved extremely hot coffee, hiking, talking with old friends, hunting, reading, shooting, riding motorcycles and playing with his grandchildren. Raymond will always be remembered for his quiet demeanor filled with kindness, love and patience.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons, Brian (Kem) Mikels of Wetumpka, Alabama, Dan (Dawn) Mikels of Lafayette and Roger (Andrea) Mikels of Westfield, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he loved very much and was proud of each one.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Creasy Springs for their loving care and support. A celebration of life will be held on a later date. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.

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

Karen 'Sue' Collins

Karen ‘Sue’ Collins

Aug. 2, 1950-Nov. 3, 2021

 

Karen “Sue” Collins of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday night, Nov. 3, 2021, at home.  She was 71.

Sue worked at Hi-Tek, then owned her own beauty shop, Collins Cuts and Curl, then later was in charge of shipping and receiving at the hospital. She was a member of the Pioneer Tractor Association and liked playing Bingo as well as going on road trips. She loved her family, loved gathering with them, and had a great listening ear. Her talent for crocheting has touched many homes, from slippers, dollies, doll dresses, table coverings and afghans, she left a legacy of love.

Born Aug. 2, 1950, at Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Alva Grimes and Vivian Caldwell Grimes. She attended Crawfordsville High School. She married Stanley K. Collins on July 6, 1969, at Crawfordsville. He passed away March 19, 2016.

Surviving family includes: two sons, Dave (Deena) Collins and Greg (Tracey) Collins; father, Alva Grimes; brother Gary (Rhoda) Grimes; nine grandchildren, Lindsey (Jeremy) Fultz, Nathan (Ashley) Collins, Maddie Collins, Koltan Collins, Morgan (Malcom) Martin, Brooklynn Jones, Brayden Fullenwider, Courtney Collins and Zachary Collins; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband Stanley; mother Vivian; great-grandson, Knox Fultz; and two sisters, Cheryl Gano and Sharon Baney.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Burkhart Funeral Home.  Services will begin at 2 p.m., followed by interment at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

Sue was an animal lover, so with that in mind, the family asks that you make a donation in her memory to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. 

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

Carolyn Joan Lowe

Carolyn Joan Lowe

JUNE 28, 1938 – NOVEMBER 5, 2021

 

Carolyn Joan Lowe, 83, of Greencastle passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Carolyn was born in Greencastle on June 28, 1938, the daughter of Frank Harvey and Lola Marie (Bryant) Carrington.

Mrs. Lowe worked for Alpha Phi Sorority at DePauw University, Angwell Curtain Factory, Asbury Towers, and took care of her family.

Survivors include her two daughters, Doris York, and Kathy McClure, (Wade); her son, Sonny Lowe, (Jenny); two brothers, Norman Carrington, and Robert Carrington, (Barbara); six grandchildren, Troy Shonkwiler Jr., Heather Shonkwiler (Francesco Roncara), Brad York, (Candice), Shane Lowe, Jesse Lowe, (Jessica) and Lacey Lowe; five great-grandchildren, Callista, Bethany Hayden, Elijah, and Annalynn; as well as, several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sherman Clyde Lowe; a daughter, Annetta Joyce Shonkwiler; three sisters, Thelma Witt, Jenny Morrison, and Marie Aubrey, and a brother Wayne Carrington. Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Champion officiating. Burial will follow in Little Walnut Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until time of service Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Humane Society of Putnam County, 4700 E State Rd 240, Greencastle, IN 46135 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123

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

Mary Ann Kidwell

Mary Ann Kidwell

September 18, 1938 - November 2, 2021

 

Mary Ann Kidwell, 83, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at Regional Hospital on November 2, 2021.

She was born on September 18th, 1938, in Brazil, Indiana, the only child of William A. and Mary K Leavitt.

Mary Ann graduated from Brazil High School in 1956 and Indiana University in 1960. Highlights of her school years were cheerleading at Brazil High and a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority and homecoming princess while at I.U. She later finished her Masters in Education at Indiana State University. Early in her career she taught at Pinkley Street Elementary and Jackson Township Elementary but the majority of her career was spent at Staunton Elementary where she retired in education in 1996.

Mary Ann married the love of her life on August 21st, 1960, and that union brought forth two children. She was a devoted wife and mother. Taking pride in her homemaking skills but at the end of a long day she loved to curl up and unwind by reading a good book. She was an avid reader.

Mary Ann found a passion for golf as the children got a little older and enjoyed playing with her husband and her numerous friends. She loved vacationing, either taking golf trips, going to the beach with family or just sightseeing. She especially enjoyed getting to see London, Scotland and Wales.


Mary Ann was known by all for her great sense of humor and the way she could make a story memorable. She never knew a stranger. She was not only beautiful on the outside but on the inside as well. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Mary Ann was preceded in Death by her parents and grandson Matthew Steven Myers.
Survivors include her husband William Riley “Bill” Kidwell, her daughter Jill Lynne (Kidwell) Myers and husband Steve of Terre haute, her son William Steven “Steve” Kidwell and wife Sherry of Brazil; grandchildren Ashley Nicole Kidwell, Katelyn Marie Kidwell, and Erika Lynne(Myers) Heath and husband Chad.; a great grandson Grayson Matthew Heath.

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

A memorial contribution to Forest Park Golf Course may be made at any Riddell National Bank Branch in Mary Ann’s name.

 

Bernice Snellenbarger

Bernice Snellenbarger

April 9, 1927-Nov. 1, 2021

 

Bernice Snellenbarger, 94, of Lafayette and formerly of New Richmond, passed away Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.

Bernice was born April 9, 1927, at Cherokee, Alabama, to the late Albert and Ida Saylors. She married William H. Snellenbarger on June 3, 1953, who preceded her in death in 2014.

 

Bernice and her husband, Bill, met and married in Georgia, when Bill was stationed at Dobbins Air Force Base. They moved to New Richmond in 1954, where they lived and raised their three boys, Brent, Mike and Rex. Bernice loved baking, and always had something prepared when her grandchildren and great-grandchildren came to visit. She also loved to crochet, and her family has been the proud recipients of many of her creations.

Bernice enjoyed watching sports, especially Purdue basketball and major league baseball. Fortunately, she did get to experience a Chicago Cubs’ World Series win in her lifetime! She also was very proud to be part of the crowd scenes depicted in the movie “Hoosiers” which was partially filmed in New Richmond.

Bernice never did lose her delightful southern accent, despite living in Indiana most of her life. She had a charming laugh, which could always bring a lift to your spirits. Bernice was an active member of Eastern Star for many years, and attended the former New Richmond United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Brent (Jean) Snellenbarger of Brunswick, Georgia, Mike (companion Alisa) Snellenbarger, of Lafayette and Rex (Ofelia) Snellenbarger of Lafayette; grandchildren, Jenny (Michael) Brumback of Jacksonville, Florida, Kristi (Tom) Greenoe of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, Michelle (Mike) Snellenbarger-Canada of Lafayette and Nathan Snellenbarger of Lafayette; and six great-grandchildren, Garrett, Ellana, Sofina, Evan, Josie and Jade.

Bernice is preceded in death by brother Ernest Saylors and sister Madeline Williams.

Friends may call at Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Linden, from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. Monday Nov. 8. Pastor Clint Fink will officiate. Interment will be in New Richmond Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donate to your favorite charity.

Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com.

Luciano Frank Raineri

Luciano Frank Raineri

Oct. 6, 1955-Oct. 30, 2021

 

Luciano Frank Raineri, 66, of Lafayette passed away suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at Indianapolis.

He was born Oct. 6, 1955, at Chicago, to Gaetano and Cecilia (Cirrincione) Raineri.

Lou graduated from Campion Jesuit High School in 1973 and attended the University of Notre Dame.

On May 16, 2002, he married Kelly Clahan Scott in Naples, Florida.

Lou was a bus operator since July of 2013 for CityBus and was known for his kind and personable manner. He was well liked by both co-workers and riders alike and will be deeply missed by all those he came into contact with during his career. Lou’s dedication to the job and friendly nature serve as a model for all to remember and emulate. He had previously worked for Wonder Bread and retired from Sara Lee.

Lou was a parishioner of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and attended Mass each day.

He enjoyed fishing, bicycling on the Monon Trial, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Kelly Raineri of Lafayette; his children, Larry (Clara) Raineri of Minnesota and Jenna (Daniel Baus) Raineri of Woodridge, Illinois; his step-daughter, Tiffany (Mathew) Kendall of Lafayette; his mother, Cecilia Raineri of River Forest, Illinois; and his siblings, Josephine (Rick) Belniak, Rosemary (Gary) Ciccione, Jacqueline Romano, Anthony Raineri, Maria (Jack) Vandike and Anna (Mar) Poulin. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Emma, Mathew and Jacob and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gaetano Raineri.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Visitation will be held prior to Mass from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.  A private burial will be held later in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lafayette.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cornerstone Autism Foundation in loving memory of Lou.

You may leave condolences and memories of Lou online at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.

Marvin Jay Ramsay

Marvin Jay Ramsay

June 1, 1940-Oct. 31, 2021

 

Marvin Jay Ramsay of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, at IU Health University Hospital.

He was born June 1, 1940, in Putnam County, to the late Everett Ray “Joe” Ramsay and Effie Lavern “Sue” Sutherlin Ramsay. Marvin graduated from Russellville High School in 1958. In 1963 he graduated from Purdue in Ag Economics. He married Darlene Graham on Oct. 11, 1964. She survives.

He was a member of the Russellville Community Church, Alamo Masonic Lodge where he was a Past Master and 50-year member, Crawfordsville York Rite, Murat Shrine as a 50-year member, Russellville American Legion, Crawfordsville Elks where he was Past Exalted Ruler, John Purdue Club, Ducks Unlimited where he was treasurer for 10 years, former member of Crawfordsville Country Club and 4-H member and adult leader. He was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 1992.

Marvin retired from IMC Agrico after 35 years of service selling fertilizer covering Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. He managed several fertilizer plants in Indiana. Since his retirement, he’s been selling Specialty Seeds. He owned Double R Farm Supply and had a farming operation that he loved dearly, especially his cows. He was especially proud of his grandson, Hunter Ramsay, for helping with the family farm. He enjoyed attending sports activities to watch his other grandson, Carter Hubble. He had breakfast and coffee with friends every morning. He liked fishing trips with his favorite buddies, ski trips with family and special friends as well as many vacations over the years with family. He especially enjoyed trips to Hilton Head with his beloved wife. Marvin and Darlene enjoyed dancing for many years. They looked forward to attending a dance every weekend somewhere with their special group. They performed at dance competitions with the Arthur Murray studio. They were proud of their trophies. Marvin made friends everywhere he went and could make them laugh through his witty and charming personality.

Surviving family includes: wife Darlene; son Chad Ramsay (Erica); daughter Rochelle Hubble (Bill); sister Mary Lou Graham (Dick); grandsons, Hunter Ramsay and Carter Hubble; sisters-in-law Joan Collier and Linda Graham; nieces, Dondra Wininger (Brad), Robin Dean (Jeff) and Tracey Andres (Scott); nephews, Craig Graham, Eric Finitzer and David Collier (Allie); and brother-in-law Butch Graham (Barb).

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 at Burkhart Funeral Home, concluding with Masonic rites. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, led by one of his coffee buddies, Pastor Mark Roberts. Burial will follow at Sutherlin Cemetery in Putnam County.

Donations may be made to the Masonic Temple Fund.

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

Robert Hampton Aliff

Robert Hampton Aliff

Dec. 25, 1948-Oct. 29, 2021

 

Robert Hampton Aliff, 72, of Ladoga passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at Fransican Health Lafayette East.

He was born Dec. 25, 1948, to Hampton Aliff Jr. and Betty Elaine (Brady) Aliff. On Dec. 21, 1969, he married Judith Leanne McClellan.

He had a generous heart and a love for people. His family, especially his grandkids and his dogs, Mollie and Cricket, were the light of his life. He was a member of the Ladoga Christian Church, the Ben Hur Car Club and was in 4-H as a child. He enjoyed football, basketball, golf and trapping, fishing and hunting.

In addition to his wife, Judy, and his mother, Betty, Robert is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Elmer) Gilbert of Ladoga, April (Duane) Myers of New Ross; grandchildren, Austin Wente, Noah Clos, Alec Myers, Will Myers and Max Myers; and sisters, Bonnie (Jack) Lamberson of Crawfordsville and Cathy (Jefferson) Martin of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hampton Aliff Jr.

There will be a calling 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 at the Servies and Morgan Funeral Home, Ladoga Chapel.

In lieu flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County.

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

Marcia D. Mixon

Marcia D. Mixon

April 11, 1951-Oct. 23, 2021

 

Marcia D. Mixon passed away Oct. 23, 2021, in Alamogordo, New Mexico, from COVID-19.

She was born April 11, 1951, at Crawfordsville, to Sue Morris Shahan and Robert Morris. She was a 1969 graduate of Crawfordsville High School and a 1973 graduate of Ball State University.

On Jan. 30, 1974, she married Jim Mixon, they had a son James (Rachael) as well as step-daughters, Kathie, Mona and Cindy.

Siblings are Kathy (Dennis) Wagner, Rick Morris, Cindy (David) Demoret, Mike (Janet) Morris, Michele (Dennis) Perry, Mark Morris and Lisa Morris. She had 12 grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Marcia was preceded in death by mother and step-father, Sue and Butch Shahan; father and step-mother, Bob and Mary Morris; sisters Cindy Demoret and Lisa Morris; and step-daughter Mona.

Marcia was a member of the First Baptist Church, Crawfordsville and the First Baptist Church of Carrizozo, New Mexico.

Cremation was chosen and a celebration of life will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcome to the First Baptist Church of Carrizozo, New Mexico 88301. There will be no funeral service.

Betty Jo Stephens

Betty Jo Stephens

June 9 1937-Oct. 24, 2021

 

Betty Jo Stephens, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Oct. 24, 2021. 

She was born June 9, 1937, at Lafayette, to Claude and Frona (Baxley) Kerns. She married Keith E. Stephens on Oct. 30, 1955. They were married 66 years. They lived in Crawfordsville and Danville, Indiana, before moving to Wauchula, Florida in 2001. 

Betty graduated from Waynetown High School in 1954. She worked as a fiscal coordinator in the healthcare industry in Indianapolis for a number of years. Just one of Betty’s many talents was cooking. She also loved to do crafts, needle work and was an accomplished artist. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Wauchula.

Surviving, besides her husband, are daughters, Demerius C. Riddle of Wilmington, Ohio and Diatrah C. Stephens of Indianapolis; granddaughter Patricia Piccione of Borger, Texas; grandson Paul Piccione of Idaho; great-grandchildren, Carley and Colton Couch of Borger, Texas; sister-in-law Diane Burget; brothers-in-law Bill Burget and Marion Maxwell; and several wonderful nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Mary Maxwell; and brother Bill Kerns.

Cremation was selected. Betty’s victory party will be held at a later date in Wauchula. A special thank you to the Good Shepherd Hospice of Sebring, Florida, for their compassionate care of Betty and her family.

David 'Dave' Grimes

David ‘Dave’ Grimes

May 23, 1934-Oct. 30, 2021

 

David “Dave” Grimes, 87, of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at Franciscan Heart Hospital.

He was born May 23, 1934, to Julius and Jewell (McClain) Grimes. On June 20, 1954, he married Dorothy Norton. They celebrated 67 years of marriage.

He graduated from Waveland High School in 1952 and was a lifelong Montgomery County farmer. He was chairman of the board for the Tri-County Bank and a member of the board for 37 years. Dave served in the National Guard for eight years, was a member of the Covenant Waveland Church, the Crawfordsville Country Club and the owner of the Russellville Feed and Grain.

In addition to his wife, Dorothy Grimes, Dave is survived by many nieces and nephews and a special friend, Samuel Goff.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Jewell, and siblings, Warren Grimes, Jean Grimes and Helen Mitchell.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home, 301 E. Green St., Waveland,. Family and friends may gather from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Dave will be laid to rest in the Russellville Cemetery following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery County 4-H Extension Office or the Putnam County 4-H Extension Office.

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

Kris Smith

Kris Smith

March 21, 1957 - October 31, 2021

 

Kris Ann (Berry) Smith, 64, of Coal City, passed away peacefully with family on Sunday, October 31st, 2021, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana. Kris was born on March 21, 1957, to Donald H and Janet R (Poore) Berry. Kris was a 1975 graduate of Owen Valley High School. She married the love of her life, David E. Smith on March 11, 1977.
Kris was a homemaker, involved in the community and church, and loved helping run the family farm. Kris loved to make crafts, work in her flower beds, cook, bake, and decorate their home for the seasons. Kris was a 4-H leader during the late 80’s and early 90’s, active in the Coal City Fire Department’s Ladies’ Auxiliary and Coal City Festival Committee for many years. She was still active in the Coal City Historical Society and an active member of the Jefferson Baptist Church in Coal City where she loved to sing.
Kris is survived by her husband, David E. Smith; children, Erin (Dan) Miller, Lyndsay (Jeremy) Reichle; grandchildren, Gavin Miller, Caleigh Miller, Clayton Reichle; brother, Tim Berry; mother-in-law, Edna Ruth Smith; aunts, uncles, and cousins. Kris was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Janet Berry; and father-in-law Carroll E. Smith. Graveside services will be held at Fiscus Cemetery in Coal City on Saturday, November 6th, 2021, at 1:00 pm. Jeff Flater will officiate. Family and friends are welcome at the graveside and to visit afterward at Jefferson Baptist Church in Coal City, on Saturday, November 6th, 2021, between 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Flowers can be sent to Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East Eighth Street, Clay City, Indiana 47841 in advance of the services.

August Joseph DeLorme

August Joseph DeLorme

January 19, 1934 - November 1, 2021

 

August Joseph “Joe” DeLorme, 87, of Clay City, Indiana, passed away following a short stay at Cloverleaf Nursing Home on November 1, 2021.

Joe was born on January 19, 1934, in Terre Haute, Indiana the son of August and Luna Irene (VanArsdall) Delorme. He graduated from Garfield High School with the class of 1951. He then attended Indiana State University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He worked, in accounting, for various organizations over the years. Most recently he worked for Black Lumber, in Sullivan. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church where he had previously served as a deacon.

In his younger years, Joe enjoyed coaching Little League Baseball, Softball, and football. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan and a Chicago Bears Football fan. He also enjoyed playing cards, drinking coffee, and getting together with family.

He married Ann Marie Sinders on December 27, 1959, she survives. He is also survived by his 3 children: Doug DeLorme and wife Sandy of Franklin, Indiana, Denise Turner and husband Brian of Brazil, and Vicki Benigni and husband Dennis of Springfield, Missouri; grandchildren: Aimee Bemis (Thomas), Chris DeLorme, Christi Lancaster (Nick), Trisha Turner, Steven White (Samantha), and Greg White; great-grandchildren: Belle Bemis, Blaine Bemis, Rose White, and Andrew White; a sister Luna Helen Hunter; as well as many extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents August and Luna Delorme; a brother-in-law Robert Hunter.

Visitation will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 E. Eighth Street Clay City, Indiana 47841 on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 11am until 1pm. Services will follow at 1:00 with Pastor Ray Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Sink Cemetery.

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

Herschel L Hammond

Herschel L Hammond

JUNE 7, 1927 – NOVEMBER 2, 2021

 

Herschel Leon Hammond, son of Walter Glen Hammond and Iva May Davis Hammond.

Passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Herschel was a 1945 graduate of Greencastle High School and served proudly in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Prudential Insurance.

He married Madonna May Grimes on July 24, 1950.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer Hammond (Wanda), Charles Hammond (Josephine) and three sisters, Margaret Southwood, Mary Craig (Milan) and Charlotte Gram (James.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Herschel loved spending time with family and friends. He and Madonna enjoyed traveling and playing golf.

Herschel had been a member of First Christian Church, Windy Hill Country Club, American Legion, VFW, and Greencastle Elks Club where he had served as Exalted Ruler, Masonic Lodge, and Shriners.

Services will be 1:00 PM on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home with visitation from 11:00 AM until time of service. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Greencastle High School Alumni Scholarship Fund c/o Putnam County Foundation 2 South Jackson St. Greencastle, IN. 46135.

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Rickie Gene Shoaf

Rickie Gene Shoaf

NOVEMBER 14, 1952 – OCTOBER 29, 2021

 

Rickie Gene Shoaf, age 68, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021. Rickie was born November 14, 1952.

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

Jacqueline Francis Tincher

Jacqueline Francis Tincher

DECEMBER 2, 1930 – NOVEMBER 1, 2021

 

Jacqueline Francis Tincher, 90, of Evansville and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away on Monday, November 1, 2021 at Cypress Grove Rehab Center in Newburgh. She was born on December 2, 1930, in High Coal, West Virginia to Jack Manuel and Violet Angeline (Paul) Spurpolas.

Jacqueline is survived by her sons, Wayne Tincher (Susan) of Evansville, Les Tincher (Lisa) of Terre Haute, and Randy Tincher (Sandy) of Terre Haute; eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne A. Tincher; and a sister, Barbara Delancey. Jacqueline worked for several years at Woolworth/Woolco. She enjoyed crocheting in her spare time. Most of all, she cherished the time she spent with her family. She will be truly missed.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Lilly officiating. Jacqueline will be laid to rest next to her husband in Little Flock Cemetery in Shelburn. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com

Brian Todd Schopmeyer

Brian Todd Schopmeyer

May 15, 1963 - October 27, 2021

 

Heaven welcomed a very special angel when Brian Todd Schopmeyer, 58, of Cory, Indiana, passed away on October 27, 2021.

Brian was born in Brazil, Indiana on May 15, 1963, the son of Michael and Suellen (Collins) Schopmeyer. Brian attended school in Clay County where he earned a certificate of completion. He was a member of Ashboro United Methodist Church where he enjoyed lighting the candles before the worship service. Brian enjoyed life to the fullest and was always involved with his family. He treated everyone with love and kindness. Brian was active in 4-H for many years. He especially loved showing sheep at the fair. One of Brian’s favorite activities was participating in Special Olympics through Happiness Bag. He competed in basketball, volleyball, and bowling. Brian loved riding alongside Joe in their red truck and working on arts and crafts.

He was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Suellen Schopmeyer; a sister Connie Black, and grandparents.

Brian is survived by his brother Joe Schopmeyer of Cory, and sisters Joyce (Greg) Fuqua of Terre Haute, Lori (Craig) Modesitt of Cory, and Kimberly Phillips of Florida; nieces Whitney (Charlie) Burger of California and Jacquie (Rob) Hungerbuhler of Georgia; nephews Brigham Phillips of Pennsylvania, and Tyler (Kayla) Harrison of Indianapolis; two great-nieces and three great-nephews, and aunts and uncles along with several cousins.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, November 21st at 2:30 p.m. in the Center Point United Methodist Church. The family would like to ask that you share your favorite memory of Brian with them. Memorial contributions may be made to Happiness Bag at 3833 Union Road, Terre Haute, IN 47802.

J.P. Coble

J.P. Coble

January 6, 1936 - October 30, 2021

 

Jon “J.P.” Coble, 85, of Cory, Indiana, passed away at Union Hospital on October 30, 2021 following a brief illness.

He was born on January 6, 1936, in Terre Haute, Indiana the son of Berlin “Mose” and Meryl (Warken) Coble. He married Linda Davis on April 18, 1964.

Jon served his country in the United States Army 3rd Infantry Division in Germany from 1958 to 1964. As a civilian, he worked as a farmer, the Clay County Highway Department and the State Highway Department for several years.

He was a member of the Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church and the American Legion in Clay City.

In his free time, he enjoyed farming, gardening, reading, watching Western’s, and spending time with family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son Zane Coble.

Survivors include his wife of more than 57 years Linda Coble; a daughter Alethea Coble, sister-in-law Deloris “Dee” Daves and husband Robert “Bob” of Sullivan as well as many extended family members and friends.

Graveside services will be held at Mt. Calvary / VanCleve Cemetery 1575 W. Co. Rd. 200 N. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 1:00pm with Pastor Judy Lints officiating. Military honors will be provided by members of the American Legion, VFW, and United States Army.

His family kindly requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church c/o Vangie Harrison 3229 N. Co. Rd. 200 W. Brazil, Indiana 47834.

 

Garry Lewis Stout

Garry Lewis Stout

Sept. 11, 1957-Oct. 29, 2021

 

Garry Lewis Stout, 64, of Crawfordsville passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East.

He was born Sept. 11, 1957, at Crawfordsville, to the late Lewis Eugene and Evelyn Marie (Hodshire) Stout.

Garry graduated from Southmont High School in 1975 and married the love of his life, Marisa Annette Stadler, on April 12, 1980.

He worked at RR Donnelley as a hoist driver and retired after 44 years. He was a very entertaining and funny guy that enjoyed making videos, loved all sports, attending sprint car races, golf tournaments, and playing in his fantasy football league; but most of all he loved spending time with his grandkids and attending their sporting events. He was very devoted to his family and was the best dad and grandpa ever!

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marisa Stout of Crawfordsville; his children, Kelly (Anthony) Duncan of Kingman and Jeff (Sydnee) Stout of Hillsboro; brother Tom Leigh of California; sister Teresa Darlene (Gary) Laughner of Crawfordsville; six grandchildren, Logan, Lyla, Vivian, Josiah, Joshua and Sylvia; special friends, Bill Maxwell and Randy Allen; father- and mother-in-law, Ivan and Dorothy Stadler; brothers-in-law, Alan and Matt Stadler; sister-in-law Pam Barnum; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Ron Leigh; and sister Roberta Nadolny.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Friday, Nov. 5 from 4 p.m. until the time of the celebration of life service at 6 p.m. Cremation will follow the service.

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

Frederick 'Rick' Yates

Frederick ‘Rick’ Yates

Sept. 30, 1946-Oct. 25, 2021

 

Frederick L. “Rick” Yates of Linden passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. He was 75.

Rick worked at Purdue University before owning his own heating and cooling company that served facilities and residential homes. He was a teacher of his trade and had countless students over the years — many of which kept in contact long after the course had ended.

Rick was happiest when he was helping others. One example of his servant’s heart was his work in the van and helps ministry at his church. His hobbies were woodworking, metal artistry and reading. Most of all, he enjoyed befriending his neighbors and loving his family.

Rick was an Army Ranger and also served in the National Guard. He was a member of White Horse Christian Center in West Lafayette.

He was born Sept. 30, 1946, at Covington, the son of Frederick L. Yates Sr. and Pauline (Hopper) Yates.

Surviving family includes: wife Mary June (Johnson) Yates; two sons, Chad and Jonathan Yates; two daughters, Rachel Johnson-Yates and Stacey Yates; as well as six grandchildren.

Visitation is noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville. Services will begin at 1 p.m. led by Pastor Jeff Johns. Burial will follow at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Waveland.

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

Roger A. Mola

Roger A. Mola

Oct. 20, 1952-Oct. 29, 2021

 

Roger Anthony Mola, 69, passed away peacefully at his home in Dayton, Ohio, after a long battle with leukemia.

He was born Oct. 20, 1952, at East Chicago, Indiana, the son of Anthony and Julia Mola. Roger was a 1970 graduate of Bishop Noll High School in Hammond, Indiana. He received his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Lewis University in Chicago. While at Purdue Roger became a proud member of Delta Sigma fraternity and after graduation he went on to serve on the Alumni Control Board of their Delta Delta Chapter. He also served the national organization as a district governor and was elected to the grand council as treasurer. 

 

Roger served as a deacon in the Presbyterian church both in Clarendon Hills, Illinois and Spokane, Washington. In both locations he also served as treasurer. He served on the board of Christian Youth Theatre Spokane and was awarded their Lifetime Achievement Award in 1984. He was on the national ACMA board and received their Distinguished Service Award. 

In 1988 he married his wife of 33 years, Mary Katherine (Kathy) Richmond. Roger and Kathy are the parents of two children, Rachel Mola of Indianapolis and Jared Mola of Dayton, Ohio.

Roger is survived by his wife; his children; sister Maryallyn Dennison of Freeport, Maine; in-laws Bill and Linda Richmond of Crawfordsville; his sisters and brothers in-law, Lisa and Bob Kaeser, Leigh Ann and Pat Vacendak, Kent and Kristie Richmond and Monica and Greg Winer; and 10 beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his niece Hanna Dennison. He cherished his lifelong friendships, especially those from his fraternity, churches and his Wabash family.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Hunt and Son Funeral Home, Crawfordsville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 at Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church, Crawfordsville, with visitation one hour before services. Masks are required in the church. The Rev. John Van Nuys will officiate. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery will be private.

Donations may be made to the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation, 2960 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208; or The Dayton Theatre Guild, 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton, OH 45410.

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

Sandra Pauline Brown

Sandra Pauline Brown

Sept. 10, 1941-Oct. 30, 2021

 

Sandra Pauline (Bayless) Brown, 80, of Crawfordsville went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at home, while surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born Sept. 10, 1941, at Crawfordsville, to the late Lester Ophar and Minnie Pauline (Brasfield) Bayless. 

Sandra graduated from Waveland High School and married the love of her life, Ivan Brown, on June 4, 2006. Throughout the years she was a Girl Scout leader, a waitress at Shades State Park and retired from Kroger as a cashier after 27 years. She was an Avon and Tupperware dealer and owned her own kiln from which she made ceramics and sold them at various events, including the Covered Bridge Festival at Mansfield. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, was the ABY leader at Freedom Baptist Church and a member of the Golden Girls in New Ross. 

She is survived by her husband, Ivan Brown of Crawfordsville; four children, Greg (Christie) Sorrels of Lawrence, Debi Rose of New Ross, Scott (Carletta) Sorrels of North Carolina and Rachel (Alan) Metsker of Crawfordsville; brother Jack Bayless of Crawfordsville; three step-children, Jason (Melanie) Brown of Waveland, and Danielle Brown and Tammy (John) Clark, both of Frankfort; 14 grandchildren, Josh (Emma) Sorrels, Mike Sorrels, Sydney Wilmoth, J.D. Joseph, Ian Rose, Tammy Robbins, Jill (Leo) Lara, Megan (Jason) Yoder, Elizabeth (Joe) Zuk, Sarah Metsker, Dane Brown, Triston Brown, Alizabeth Brown and Gracie Brown; 14 great-grandchildren, Emma, Ethan, Kaiya, Aubrie, Atlanta, Kaidence, Kamarin, Tristan, Mackenzie, Illiana, Leonardo, Joseph, Remington and Reagan; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Mary Fern Bayless; grandson Brayden Metsker; great-granddaughter Joselyn Sorrels; and her furry friends, Callie, Roy, and the other Roy, and her favorite, Jackass Eli. 

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Monday, Nov. 8 from 3 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 5 p.m., with Rev Alan Metsker and Rev. Wallie Nichols officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to New Ross Christian Church, P.O. Box 182, New Ross, IN 47968; or Freedom Baptist Church, P.O. Box 157, Waveland, IN 47989. The service will be live-steamed and recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page.

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

Lawrence E. Baldwin

Lawrence E. Baldwin

Jan. 5, 1933-Oct. 29, 2021

 

Lawrence E. Baldwin of Lafayette, formerly of Crawfordsville, died on Oct. 29, 2021, at Signature Healthcare after an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 5, 1933, to Everett and Fannie Baldwin.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Baldwin of Lafayette; two sons, Steve and Larry of Lafayette; two daughters, Karen Birchfield and Kathy Baldwin, both of Lafayette; brother James Michael Baldwin of Crawfordsville; grandchildren, Nathan and Stephanie Turner, John and Matthew Birchfield, Jennifer, Jason, Dawn Baldwin and Brittney Baldwin; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Nancy Miller, Frieda Woodall, Helen Ford and Hattie Nelson.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville. Services will begin at 1 p.m. After which, he will be laid to rest at the Oak Hill Cemetery Mausoleum.

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

Robert A. Cook

Robert A. Cook

May 31, 1926-Oct. 29, 2021

 

Robert A. Cook, 95, of Crawfordsville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.

He was born May 31, 1926, at Darlington, to Arthur and Bessie Cook.

He attended Darlington schools. He served our country in World War II in the US Army Air Corps from 1944-1946. He then went on to graduate from Wabash College class of 1950. He retired from RR Donnellys and went on to work for the Crawfordsville Public Library for many years until officially retiring to care for his wife.

He married the love of his life Nancy on May 27, 1951. She survives. During that 70 years of marriage they shared their love of traveling, animals and God. He was a member of the First Baptist Church for over 70 years.

They had four children, Roberta Labenz of Gladwin, Michigan, Catherine Vinocur of Arizona, Allen (Paul) Cook of Ramona, California, and Tina (Jovito) Valle of Darlington.

Also surviving are his grandchildren, Ronald Venezia Jr. of California, Sarah (Eric) Szalkowski of Howell, Michigan, Joshua (Amanda) Labenz of Holly, Michigan, Samantha (Adam) Sperry of Crawfordsville, Rachael Venezia of Utah, Matthew Labenz of Michigan, Andrew Labenz of Redwood City, California, Doriann Vinocur of California, Maxamillion Vinocur of California, Courtney (Doug) Haggard of Greenwood, Oliver Valle of Indianapolis and Eli Valle of Tennessee; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Preceding him in death were his parents, sister Dorothy Cook and grandson Perry Arthur Surface.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with Pastor Isaac Zull officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North. Military rites will be provided by Byron Cox Post 72 Honor Guard and the
US Army.

A dinner for the family will be provided after the service by First Baptist Church.

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

Dewey Keith Servies

Dewey Keith Servies

Jan. 1, 1931-Oct. 23, 2021

 

Dewey Keith Servies passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Trustbridge Hospice at West Palm Beach, Florida.

He was bornJan. 1, 1931, in Montgomery County, Indiana, to the late Harley and Lorna (Barker) Servies.

Michelle 'Missie' Bickel

Michelle ‘Missie’ Bickel

July 11, 1967-Oct. 29, 2021

 

On Oct. 29, 2021, Missie Bickel passed away at the age of 54 after a fierce and courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was a cancer-fighting warrior and an inspiration to others forced to battle this horrible disease. Missie passed away at home surrounded by her loved ones.

Missie was born July 11, 1967, at Danville, Illinois. She was the only daughter of Randy and Christina Perry. She married Mark Bickel on Sept. 24, 1994. Missie was the proud mother of Gus Bickel.

Missie graduated from North Montgomery High School in 1985. She was employed with Edward Jones Investments for over 30 years. Missie was last employed as the Business Office Administrator for Tyler Baer Edward Jones Office. She truly loved her Edward Jones Career and her Edward Jones customers.  

Missie loved her friends and enjoyed riding her bicycle around Crawfordsville and Montgomery County. She completed the RAGBRAI bicycle ride across the great state of Iowa on numerous occasions. Missie participated in the Dancing With the Stars event and created Bras For a Cause that generated funds to assist with cancer-fighting programs. She was a dedicated Crawfordsville High School “Swim Mom” and often announced the CHS swim and diving meets. Missie was an avid mushroom hound but detested ticks and spiders.

Missie was preceded in death by her father Randy Perry; grandparents, Marti Taylor of Catlin, Illinois, and Paul Taylor, formerly of Catlin; father- and mother-in-law Don and Mary Alice Bickel; uncle Dukes Taylor of Catlin; and cousin Fiamma Taylor of Council Bluff, Iowa.

Visitation will be at Rock Point Church on Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 4-8 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Rock Point Church, with Pastor Terry Thompson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Montgomery County Community Foundation,
119 E. Main St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Please gift to the fund of your choice.

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

Lorene Riley

Lorene Riley

Dec. 12, 1926-Nov. 12, 2021

 

Lorene Isabell Riley, 94, of Covington, passed away at 3:24 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 at the Waters of Covington.

Lorene was born Dec. 12, 1926 in Kingman, the daughter of Cleveland and Jessie (Miller) Allen. She married Lowell Matthew Riley on April 3, 1945 and he preceded her in death on July 16, 2001.

She is also preceded in death by two brothers, Schuyler Allen, Sherman Allen; and a sister Lois Dillon.

Surviving family include five sons, Bruce Alan (Lila Sue) Riley, Rolla, Missouri; Ronald Joseph (Martha) Riley, Covington; Lowell Daniel “Dan” (Debra) Riley, Covington; Brian Scott Riley, Veedersburg; Timothy Michael (April) Riley, Crawfordsville; a daughter, Linda Carol (Kenny) Busenbark, Kingman; two sisters, Oveta (Norman) Clem, Covington; Patricia (Al) Gritten, Danville, IL; 15 grandchildren, Anna Vroman, Matthew Riley, Amy Sue Roberts, Lucas Riley, April Riley , Stephanie Daniel , Jennifer Riley, Justin Riley, Marcus Riley, Michael Riley, Tyler Busenbark, Deanna Smith, Lakyn Riley, Dylan Riley, Brook Riley; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Lorene graduated from Kingman High School in 1944, and had been a long-time member of Centennial Community Church near Kingman. She had lived most of her life on the family farm where she enjoyed raising her family. She was a true farm wife, and always enjoyed riding around the countryside looking at the crops. While living on the farm she and Lowell had enjoyed getting together with their friends and neighbors to play euchre.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday Nov. 19, 2021 at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg with Father Rasner officiating. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday and continue until the time of funeral service. Burial will be at Centennial Cemetery near Kingman. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com

Jacqueline F Tincher

Jacqueline F Tincher

DECEMBER 2, 1930 – NOVEMBER 1, 2021

 

Jacqueline F Tincher, age 90, of Evansville, Indiana passed away on Monday, November 1, 2021. Jacqueline was born December 2, 1930.

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

Rose M. Buis

Rose M. Buis

October 4, 1929 ~ October 30, 2021 (age 92)

 

               Rose Marie (Hadley) Buis, of Greencastle, age 92 passed away on Saturday, October 30 at Hendricks County Regional Hospital.  Rose was born on October 4, 1929, in Hall, Indiana and grew up on the family farm with her parents Mabel and Thomas Hadley and three sisters, Francis, Mary and Ruth.   She graduated from Monrovia High School in 1947.  

                Rose lived in Belle Union before moving to Greencastle in 1966.   Rose was elected and served two terms as Putnam County Recorder, worked for several years at the Putnam County Hospital and area medical offices.  When she was not working Rose loved playing the piano, working in the yard, and spending time with her family and friends.  She was a member of the Eminence Christian Church.

                Rose is survived by a sister, Ruth Cox, (Bill), Mooresville, three sons, Mike, Eminence; Tom (Peggy) Myrtle Beach, SC; Jeff (Gena), Eminence.  Three grandchildren, Nicholas, Washington, DC; Andrew, Washington, DC; and Logan (Taylor), Avon; and three greatgrandchildren Briggs, Remy and Baker, Avon; and several nieces and nephews.  

                She was preceded in death by her parents Mabel and Tom Hadley, her former husband, Lloyd; two sisters--Francis Rhea and Mary Wacker and a granddaughter Meaghan Buis of Eminence.  

                Visitation will be from 3:00pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 at Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale, IN and graveside services will be held Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 11:00am at Hall Cemetery in Hall, IN.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of Rose.

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