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Dorothy B Williams

Dorothy B Williams

APRIL 3, 1931 – DECEMBER 29, 2021

 

Dorothy B Williams left this world December 29, 2021.

Dorothy was born April 3, 1931, in Jamestown, Kentucky to Ova Hoyt Webb and Maggie Barrett Webb. She was a 1950 graduate in Charlestown Indiana.

In 1952 she married Cleo Williams in Indianapolis. Dorothy was an artist, painting water colors, oil paintings, and ceramics. She published many poems and was a supreme seamstress. She was active in politics. Dorothy was director of the Putnam County CETA program and worked in government offices in California and Indiana. She served as a worthy matron in the OES 2 times, was in the Daughters of the Nile, and Hoosier Hillbilly club. She and Cleo took many trips with the Murat Shriners Oriental band. They were also good dancers and enjoyed music. Dorothy was an avid gardener. She was also a secret Santa for families in the area.

Survivors include her husband of 69 years, just shy of 70, Cleo; two daughters, Tammy (Bud) Page, Greencastle; and Lisa (Donny) Perdue, Greencastle; 7 grandchildren, Lori Thurber, Albuquerque, NM; Angie (Ryan) Clark, Greencastle; Amanda (Josh) Clark, Crawfordsville; Ryan Sanders, Fillmore; Jacob (Chelsea) Page, Crawfordsville; Dustin Perdue, Greencastle; Ethan Perdue, Greencastle; 9 great grandchildren Tanner Sanders, Sky Snyder, Charity Potter, Kennedy Clark, Graham Clark, Bronson Clark, Maddox Clark, Jayden Sanders and Ava Sanders; and two brothers, Russell (Ellie) Webb, Bryan Ohio; Otis (Rita) Webb, Owensboro, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews

She preceded in death by her daughter, Sherry Sanders; a sister, Bonnie and brother-in-law, Jack Hecker; brother, Les Webb and sister-in-law Barbara; a sister, Jenny and brother-in-law, Tom Chiesa.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday.

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

Paisley Marilyn Rowe

Paisley Marilyn Rowe

April 6, 2016 - December 20, 2021

 

Paisley Marilyn Rowe, 5 years old, passed away on December 20th, 2021 after a tenacious battle against spinal muscular atrophy.

She was born in Terre Haute, on April 6th, 2016, to Daniel Rowe and Abigail Rowe-Presnell. She is a big sister to Presley Sue Rowe, a niece to Cici Tonetti, Emily Tonetti, Johnny Smith, Joe Plew, Andrew Rowe, and Alexandria Rollings, granddaughter of Daniel Rowe and his wife Jeri, as well as Chanon Finley, Audrey Presnell, Daniel Rollings, Jessica Tonetti, Shane Meadows, Brenda Finley, Terry "Papaw" Pruitt and Kathy "Momo" Pruitt. Paisley was also loved by many other cousins, aunts, and uncles. She was preceded in death by Tim Finley, Travas Pruitt, Marion Pruitt, and Marilyn Sue Blackburn.

Paisley was a daddy's girl through and through. She loved singing, getting dressed up with her mommy, watching Disney shows, playing with her toy snakes, and spending time with her family and friends.

Private services for Paisley will be held at a later date.

Carol Wileana Frazier

Carol Wileana Frazier

AUGUST 13, 1943 – DECEMBER 29, 2021

 

Carol Wileana Frazier, 78, of Greencastle passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Carol was born in Roachdale on August 13, 1943, the daughter of Everett S. and Nettie (Saylor) Cornett. Mrs. Frazier worked for over 15 years with Walmart until her retirement.

Survivors include her son, Colin Frazier; a sister, Wanda Partin; a brother, Everett Wayne Cornett, (Judy); a granddaughter, Gracie Frazier; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Frazier; and her beloved cat Smoky.

Graveside services will be held 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2021 at Clinton Falls Cemetery.

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

Robert Dean Parker

Robert Dean Parker

APRIL 5, 1956 – DECEMBER 29, 2021

 

Robert Dean Parker, age 65, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Robert was born April 5, 1956.

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

Norris Louise Sears

Norris Louise Sears

JULY 10, 1937 – DECEMBER 29, 2021

 

Norris Louise Sears, 84, of Greencastle, passed away peacefully at The Waters of Greencastle.

Born July 10, 1937 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Arthur F. Sr. and Myrtle (Osborn) Buis.

Norris retired from PR Mallory, where she had worked for 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Charles W., Virgil, and Gerald Ray Buis.

Norris is survived by her husband, Jack D. Sears; five children, Kenny Ferrand (Kathy), Janice Ferrand (Frank Williams), Reta Ferrand-Cortrecht (Rick), Bill Ferrand (Susie) and Charles Ferrand; three stepsons, David Sears (Kelley), Dan Sears (Paula) and Lance Sears; 16 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and 11 great great grandchildren; two sisters, Nora Miller and Carolyn Bemis; three brothers, Arthur Buis Jr. (Mary), Ralph Buis (Phyllis) and Kenneth Buis; several nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of Norris to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

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

Matthew Ross Carpenter

Matthew Ross Carpenter

DECEMBER 3, 1946 – DECEMBER 30, 2021

 

Matthew Ross Carpenter, 75, of Terre Haute, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 3, 1946, in Indianapolis, to Robert Remy Carpenter and Lorraine Ruth (Havill) Carpenter.

Matthew is survived by his children, Tammy Houston (Derrald), Teri Erickson (Darrell), Rob Carpenter (Samantha), Tracie McCarter (Adam); step-children, Barb Smith-Fish (James) and Danny Fuller; adopted children, Bonnie Bannowsky and Michael Evans (Kristen); brother, Melvin Carpenter (Carol); former spouse, Ramay Carpenter; twenty-four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sue Carpenter; son, Brian Keith; and a grandson, Logan Joseph.

Matthew retired from the Indiana Air National Guard 181st Fighter Wing. He also had previously served in the United States Navy. He earned his Associate’s Degree from Ivy Tech Community College. Matthew was a long-time member of Bible Baptist Church. He was an active volunteer for the Community Theater of Terre Haute and Terre Haute South High School Theater.

In his spare time, Matthew enjoyed playing golf. He also liked to watch old Westerns, The History Channel, and Maine Cabin Masters. He liked to bake cookies.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Kevin Szwarga officiating. Matthew will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Phillip R. Thomas

Phillip R. Thomas

May 27, 1961-Dec. 27, 2021

 

Phillip R. Thomas, 60, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

He was born May 27, 1961, at Lebanon, to Lyle Dwayne and Shirley Y. Gosnel Thomas. He had worked as a custodian at Crawfordsville Middle School. He was a loving father who loved spending time with his kids and grandkids.

Phillip is survived by his sons, Phillip “Travis” (Betty) Dobson, Jacob Dobson, Joey “Robert” Dobson and Levi Thomas. Also surviving is his brother, George Gosnell. He has seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Vickie Dick and Juanita Harp.

Cremation was chosen with a private family service.

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

Barbara Ann (Ross) Johanningsmeier-Mason

Barbara Ann (Ross) Johanningsmeier-Mason

June 16, 1933-Dec. 25, 2021

 

Barbara Ann (Ross) Johanningsmeier-Mason of Plymouth, Michigan, died Dec. 25, 2021, surrounded by love. 

Born June 16, 1933, to her late parents, Chester and Cecil Ross, raised in Crawfordsville, Indiana. She graduated from Lafayette Home Hospital, June 1954 School of Nursing. Barbara moved to Michigan in 1959 with then husband, the late Eugene Johanningsmeier. Also preceded in death by siblings, Esta Lee, Thomas, Jack and Nancy.

Barbara was involved with her church through Willing Hands Circle, Helen Beavers Circle, Handbell Choir, Children’s mid-week program and volunteered in the Thrift Store. She was a long-time member of the Michigan Association Extension Homemakers, a retired charge nurse from Northville Psychiatric Hospital and caregiver to many. She enjoyed sewing, camping and large family gatherings.

She is survived by her children, David, Douglas (Julie), Dwight (Dawn), Pamela (Richard) Smith and Daniel (Amy) and from her marriage to the late Calvin Mason his children, Susan (Bruce), Mary, Joe (Barb) and Carrie (Johan) and grandchildren, Andy, Jennifer, Heather, Ryland, Alex, Dylan, Dawson, Ross, Deven, Jason, Emma, Mitchell, Austin, Ethan, August and Emerson.

We welcome friends and family to gather at 2 p.m. Dec. 30 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, Crawfordsville, for a social hour. She will be laid to rest immediately following at Oak Hill Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Plymouth, Michigan. Details to follow. 

Memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or Dementia Society of America.

Victor 'Vic' G. Larson

Victor ‘Vic’ G. Larson

Feb. 17, 1942-Dec. 25, 2021

 

Victor “Vic” Glenn Larson, 79, West Lafayette, passed away unexpectedly at his home after spending Christmas with his family on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021 at 8:19 p.m.

Vic was born Feb. 17, 1942, at Lafayette, the son of the late Victor Albert “Swede” and Winifred Frances (Williams) Larson. He was raised around Independence in Warren County and graduated from Pine Village High School in 1960 where he played baseball and basketball and met his future wife. He then graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in management in 1964.

Vic went on to work as an operations manager for CTS Microelectronics in West Lafayette for 40 years, retiring in 2004.

Vic had attended West Lafayette Christian Church and Bethel Community Church. He enjoyed the time he spent with his family and watching his children and grandchildren play sports. He loved tending his immense vegetable garden with a footprint larger than his house. Avid Boilermakers, he and his wife held season tickets to the Purdue football and women’s basketball teams.

He loved to travel including numerous hikes through the Grand Canyon, family trips to Purdue bowl games and cruises that took him and his extended family to many far-off destinations. He was a tinkerer, working with Allis-Chalmers and John Deere tractors at his home. However, his greatest joy was time with his loved ones.

On June 23, 1962, Vic married Janice E. Lemming in Pine Village Christian Church. He leaves behind his wife of 59 years along with four children, Brian G. Larson, Indianapolis, Sara Crane and significant other Jeff Stumph, West Lafayette, Amanda (Jeffrey) Rehm, Commerce Township, Michigan and Julie (Jason) Tindall, Indianapolis; brother Jack L. (Susie) Larson, Crawfordsville; 10 grandchildren, Christopher Larson, Alexander (Francesca) Larson, Abbigail, Brady, and Kylie Crane and their significant others Caleb, Katie and Nigel, Elizabeth Crane, Collin, Evan, Madeline and Nathan Rehm; several nieces and nephews; and his loyal dog, Lacey.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Elmer and Charles Larson; three sisters, Edna Frances “Frankie” Larson, Rose “Rosie” Odle and Mary Ellen Melton; and son-in-law Tim Crane.

Friends may call 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at Maus Funeral Home, Attica. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at the funeral home, with Chaplain Zachary Rainey officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Village Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Purdue Center for Cancer Research (PCCR) online at purdue.edu/cancer-research/ or mailed “Attn: PCCR” to Hansen Life Sciences Research Building, 201 S. University St., West Lafayette, IN 47907; or by donating blood to the Versiti Blood Center of Indiana. Vic was a universal blood donor acknowledged for being a 10-gallon donor. Family asks that masks be worn while attending the visitation and services.

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

Judy Kay Clark

Judy Kay Clark

Dec. 19, 1965-Dec. 27, 2021

 

Judy Kay Clark, 56, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

She was born Dec. 19, 1965, at Clinton, Indiana, to Charles Sanders and Harrietta Georgia (Clark) Bacon.

Judy graduated from Covington High School in 1985 and she lived her life taking care of other people. She loved watching Cubs baseball and was one of their biggest fans, loved watching the Colts, play bingo, loved trivia games and loved spending time with her family. 

She is survived by her mom, Harrietta Bacon; her dad, Charles Sanders; two sisters, Tracy Clark and Jennifer (Michael) Cook; two brothers, Billy Clark and Joseph Sanders; aunts and uncles, Melba (Lloyd) Riddle, Jack Clark, Jim (Brigitte) Clark and Dick (Terri) Clark; nieces and nephews, Tamra (Matt) Gullion, Daniel (Kristen) Kahler, Allison (Brett) Williams, and Denver, Hunter, Nevada, Cody and Shyann Boyer; great nieces and nephews, Savannah, Jasmine, Markus, Nathan, Christopher, Hunter, Cambri, Lilian, Adaline, Isaac, Lindsay, Cassie, Amanda, Shea, Miles and Ember; and many cousins. 

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Harry and Ethel Clark; uncle Tom Clark; aunt Jane Clark; her favorite cousin, Susie Clark; and several other cousins.

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

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

Martha Jean Delp

Martha Jean Delp

July 28, 1924-Dec. 26, 2021

 

Martha Jean Delp, 97, of Crawfordsville, previously of Grange Corner, Indiana, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021.

As the second child of Quaker parents, she accepted Christ into her heart and shared His love and grace with everyone she met. She passed peacefully in the arms of our savior and has been welcomed into glory as His good and faithful servant.

Martha was born July 28, 1924, to the late Lenny C. and Mary Pyle of Marshall. She married Ross L. Delp on April 30, 1944, at Marshall. He preceded her in death in January 2012.

She graduated from Marshall High School and attended Purdue University. She was a member of the Friends Union Church at Grange Corner then Freedom Church in Wallace.

Martha is survived by one sister, Henrietta Delp, Bloomington; two sons, Gregg (Dawn Wilson) of Greenwood and Chris (Cathi) of Lafayette; and six grandchildren, Keith Delp, Louisville, Kentucky, Nathan Delp, Louisville, Kentucky, Brian Delp (Allison), Waynetown, Kelly Delp, Crawfordsville, Christian Flynn (Brett) Greenwood and Kevin Sparks (Tiffany), Yuma, Arizona. She is also survived by four great grandchildren: Hope Delp, Hunter Delp, Haven Delp of Waynetown IN, and Zakk Sparks (Brooke) of Gilbert, AZ.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother Leonard Pyle; and son Eric (Diana) Delp.

A special thank you to the Franciscan Hospice team for their special care.

A private service will be held. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery. Care is entrusted to Barnes and Rice Funeral Home of Rockville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice in memory of Martha.

William Robert 'Billy Bob' Bowles

William Robert ‘Billy Bob’ Bowles

May 16, 1936-Dec. 25, 2021

 

William Robert “Billy Bob” Bowles, 85, of rural Veedersburg died at 11:25 a.m. Saturday Dec. 25, 2021, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville, after being ill three weeks.

He was born May 16, 1936, at Oakwood, Illinois, the son of Harvey Bowles and Hazel (Miller) Bowles Inman.

Bob graduated from Oakwood High School in 1955. He was employed at Devro Teepak for 31 years, retiring in 1999. Before that he farmed in the Oakwood area. He attended Scotts Prairie Christian Church.

He collected antique tractors, large and small, and enjoyed going to tractor shows. He was a member of the Hoosier Two-Cylinder Club. His biggest enjoyment was his great-grandchildren, caring for his livestock and the late summer trips to the Smokey Mountain.

Survived by daughter Shawn Zilinski of Florida; two step-daughters, Carol (Arthur) Sellers of Covington and Anna M. Ward of Wheatland, California; grandson Jeffrey Zilinski, three step-grandchildren, Andrew T. Howard, Valerie A. Deaton and Anthony Sellers; six great-step grandchildren, Andrew T. Howard Jr., Hannah Grace Howard, Jadon Howard, Wyatt Deaton, Bryce Deaton and Sky Lynn Deaton; brother-in-law Samuel (Vivian) Merryman of Crawfordsville; sister-in-law Mary Ann Merryman of Perrysville; step-brother Charles (Hila) Inman of Catlin, Illinois; and step-sister-in-law Karen Inman of Oregon. 

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; an infant brother; a brother-in-law; two step-brothers; and a step-son.

Funeral services for him and his wife Jane will be at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 30 at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington, with the Rev. Gerald Holdman officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro. Visitation will be from noon until time of services at 2 p.m.

Online condolences to the family may be made at www.shelbyfuneralhome.com.

Janice Darlene Mueller

Janice Darlene Mueller

July 5, 1939-Dec. 15, 2021

 

Janice, the third daughter of Raymond and Mildred (Cedars) Titus, born July 5, 1939, at Crawfordsville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, on Whidbey Island, Washington.

Janice graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1957. Upon graduation, she completed a bachelor of science degree from the School of Business and a master of science degree from the School of Education, both at Indiana University, Bloomington. Upon graduation, Janice taught at Cedar Lake and Gary, Indiana.

Janice married Naval Officer, John Mueller, on July 13, 1968. John’s career in the Navy led them to a number of states including: Louisiana, Florida and Pennsylvania, as well as to Guam, in the Marianas Islands. In each location, Janice used her teacher training to teach kindergarten through eighth grade. In Guam, Janice also was involved with humanitarian aid to refugees after the fall of Saigon.

Janice is survived by son Karl Mueller; brother Robert Titus; and sisters, Anna Dickson and Nancy Soards.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Mueller; brothers, Richard Titus and Billy Titus; and sisters, Barbara Adams and Betty Korhonen.

Graveside services were held Dec. 22 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville, Washington.

Jane Estal Bowles

Jane Estal Bowles

Aug. 5, 1942-Dec. 13, 2021

 

Jane Estal Bowles of rural Veedersburg died Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, at her home.

She was born Aug. 5, 1942, east of Cates, the daughter of Leroy Snoddy and Anna (Crowder) Merryman.

Jane married William Robert Bowles on March 26, 1975, at Oakwood, Illinois. Robert died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2021. 

Surviving are two daughters, Carol (Arthur) Sellers of Covington and Anna M. Ward of Wheatland, California; step-daughter Shawn Zilinski of Florida; two grandchildren, Andrew T. Howard and Valerie A. Deaton; two step-grandsons, Jeffrey Zilinski and Anthony Sellers; six great-grandchildren, Andrew Jr., Hannah Grace, Jadon Howard and Wyatt, Bryce, Sky Lynn Deaton. Also surviving is brother Samuel (Vivian) Merryman of Crawfordsville; sister-in-law Mary Ann Merryman of Perrysville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son Shannon Young; and brother Roy Lee Merryman.

Jane graduated from Kingman High School in 1960. She was employed at Devro Tee Pak for 26 years, retiring in 1996 due to ill health. She was a member of Scotts Prairie Church and Modern Woodmen of America. She enjoyed her great-grandchildren, mushroom hunting, gardening, crafts, cooking and late summer trips to the Smokey Mountains. 

Funeral services for Jane and her husband Bob will be at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 30 at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington, with the Rev. Gerald Holdman officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro. Visitation will be from noon until time of services at 2 p.m.  Online condolences to the family may be made at www.shelbyfuneralhome.com.

Phyllis Demoret

Phyllis Demoret

June 3, 1927-Dec. 26, 2021

 

Phyllis Demoret, 94, Crawfordsville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, at Ben Hur Health & Rehab. 

She was born June 3, 1927, to William and Velma (Ralston) Duncan. She was one of nine children and had been a homemaker.

Survivors include: four children, David, Larry and Roger Demoret and Brenda Krout; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Cremation was selected with no services planned. Hunt & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family and condolences may be left at www.huntandson.com.

Teresa Kay (Smith) Kader

Teresa Kay (Smith) Kader

Feb. 9, 1961-Dec. 23, 2021

 

Teresa Kay (Smith) Kader, 60, of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

She was born Feb. 9, 1961, at Otter Lake, Michigan, to the late Robert Allen and Evelyn Marie (Latchshaw) Smith.

She attended Lakeville High School and was the manager of the deli department at Publix in Florida. She married John Michael Kader Sr. on June 14, 1979, in Otisville, Michigan. She was a member of River of Life Church and Christ Alive. She loved playing bingo, going on cruises with her husband, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed scratching off lottery tickets.

She is survived by four sons, Jeremy Allen Kader, Joseph (Claudetta) Kader, Chris (Amanda) Kader and John Michael Kader Jr., all of Crawfordsville; two brothers, David Michael Smith of Crawfordsville and James David Smith of Michigan; three sisters, Karen (Ed) Leiningher of Goodrich, Michigan, Michelle (William) Smith-Johnson of Detroit, Michigan, and Juanita (Johnny) King of North Carolina; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and her dogs, Stormy, Shasta and Champ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Michael Kader Sr.; brother Robert Allen Smith; grandson John Michael Kader III; and sister Lisa Marie Horton.

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

Sanders Priebe Funeral Care is entrusted with care.

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

Lee Joseph Morgan

Lee Joseph Morgan

July 19, 1956-Dec. 26, 2021

 

Lee Joseph Morgan, 65, of Crawfordsville passed away at 6:22 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, in Franciscan Health Crawfordsville, following a period of failing health. 

Lee was born July 19, 1956, at Lafayette, to the late James R. Mary Lange Morgan. He married Lisa J. McGaughey in Russellville on Oct. 15, 1983. She survives.

He was a graduate of Lawrence Central High School, Indianapolis, in 1974. He was trained in sheet metal design and was employed as a sheet metal fabricator until he was disabled due to a worked related injury. 

 

He was an avid guitarist, enjoyed coaching Little League Baseball and football at Tri-West. He collected knives, guns and had enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving, along with his wife Lisa, are four sons: Benjamin (Ellie) Morgan of Buffalo, New York, along with their son Benjamin; A.J Morgan of Crawfordsville and his son Colten; Joesph Morgan of Crawfordsville; and Lucas (Bri) Morgan of Crawfordsville and their daughters, Mickey and Lily. Also surviving are two sisters, Carolyn “Suzi” Kirby of Greenwood and Diana Reed of Indianapolis; two brothers, Mark (Joyce) Morgan of Indianapolis and Eric Morgan of Indianapolis; sisters-in-law, Leah (John) Sinnet of Crawfordsville and Lenay (John) Yorko of Lancaster, Massachusetts; and brothers-in-law, John McGaughey of Heritage Lake and Craig (Chris) McGaughey of Edgewood, Kentucky.

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

There will be a gathering of family and friends 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, with a celebration of life service beginning at 3 p.m. with Pastor Mike Parks officiating at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Memorials contributions may best be directed to American Cancer Society.   

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

James Daniel Spore

James Daniel Spore

SEPTEMBER 14, 1945 – DECEMBER 28, 2021

 

James Daniel Spore, 76, of Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 12:15 p.m. at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

James was born in Carmi, Illinois on September 14, 1945, the son of Floyd V. and Ruth (Roberts) Spore, and was a graduate of Bruceville High School. He married his wife Donna Jo Spore on June 13, 1970. Mr. Spore was a member of the Knightsville Church of Christ. He was also a member of Bicknell Masonic Lodge #94, the AOPA, and a former member of Civil Air Patrol. James was on the Putnam County CERT Team, was President of the Board at Putnam County Airport, and an active pilot. He worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for Nevemar Corp for many years, and was the Manager of Fort Meade Flying Club until his retirement.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years; two sons James J. Spore, (Jessica), and Daniel S Spore, (Kira German), two brothers, Jack Spore, (Brenda), and Jerry Spore, (Tonya); a sister, Jeanne Byrer; two grandchildren, Mason S. Spore, and Addisyn Bruce; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Norvell, Odel and Willard Butler; and two sisters, Vonda Adams and Norma Cates.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 2021, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Rob Dispennett officiating. Visitation will be held from 12 Noon until time of service on Sunday. A cremation will take place at a later date.

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

Martha Joe Bowman

Martha Joe Bowman

JUNE 29, 2021 – DECEMBER 27, 2021

 

Martha Joe Bowman, age 5 months, of Nashville, Tennessee passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021. Martha was born June 29, 2021.

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

Michael Lee Turner

Michael Lee Turner

April 28, 1958 - December 26, 2021

 

Michael Lee Turner, 63 of Brazil, passed away December 26, 2021, at Union Hospital. He was born on April 28, 1958, in Brazil, the son of Jack Freeman Turner and Mary Bell ‘Polly’ Massingille Turner. Michael graduated from Van Buren High School.
He worked as a truck driver for several years and had good memories of that time in his life. He was a private man and complications in his health became difficult over the last few years.
Michael is survived by his children, Christopher David Michael Turner and wife Linda Spitsyna, Travis Lee Turner and wife Lisa, and Anthony Michael Turner; grandchildren, Leo Christopher Freeman Turner, Alexandria Jacqueline Turner, Asah Richard Buchanan, Deacon Elijah Buchanan, Adam Michael Turner,Travis Lee Turner, Jr. and Lisa Marie Turner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack, and Polly Turner.
A memorial gathering will be hosted by his family at the Harmony Community Center, 1518 E. US Hwy 40, Brazil, IN 47834 on Saturday, January 1, 2022 from 4-8pm. Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

 

Anita Elaine Surber

Anita Elaine Surber

NOVEMBER 20, 1933 – DECEMBER 27, 2021

 

Anita Elaine Surber, 88, of Bainbridge passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Anita was born in Danbury, Nebraska on November 20, 1933, the daughter of Clarence Hilton and Katherine Anna (Farber) Keith, and was a graduate of Danbury High School in Nebraska.

Mrs. Surber attended Bainbridge United Methodist Church, and was a member of United Methodist Women. She farmed alongside her husband and took care of her family and her home. She enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts, sewing, and reading her Bible, but above all she loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include her son, Paul Surber, (Rena); a sister, Noreen Jumps; six grandchildren, Katie Collett, Heidi Kiger, (David), Jamie Cullison, (Donnie Schilling), Lyndsey Cullison, (Michael Sawyer) Derek Cullison, (Paige) and Destinee Surber, (Tony Flores); three step-grandchildren, Courtney Stout, (Chad Bradshaw), Jackie Ramsay, (Jon), and Shawn Stout; (Kristen); seven great-grandchildren, Damon Surber, Saphira Hickman, Micah and Amarah Kiger, Wyatt Farrow, Bentley Cullison, and Logan Cullison; six step-great grandchildren; a step-great-great grandchild; a son-in-law, Ernie Cullison; two brothers-in-law, Howard Kenfield and Emery Kathka; a sister-in-law, Jeanne Keith; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward John Surber; a daughter, Barbara Cullison; six sisters, Jackie Miller, LeArdis Ferichs, Glenva Kenfield, Deloris Kathka, LeVerna Peterson, and Donna Keith; and four brothers, Norman, Jimmy, Richard, and Gerald Keith.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Randall Boys officiating. Burial will follow in Brick Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until time of service Tuesday.

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

Fred Steuerwald

Fred Steuerwald

April 14, 1943 - December 26, 2021

 

Fred Warren Steuerwald (78) of Clay City passed away on December 26, 2021 at home with his family by his side. He was born on April 14, 1943 in Clay county, Indiana to Harvey Steuerwald and Freida Jackson Steuerwald. Fred graduated from Clay City High School in 1961. He was a farmer all of his life. He was married to Janice Wilkes Steuerwald on February 22, 1964. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where he had formerly served as trustee and treasurer. He was a member of Clay City Masonic Lodge No. 562.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Christopher Steuerwald; a sister, Anita Collenbaugh; a sister-in-law, Judy Duling; and two nephews, Richard Duling and James Joe Wilkes.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janice Wilkes Steuerwald; a son, Timothy Steuerwald (Susan) of Clay City; two granddaughters, Krysten McDaniel (Josh) of Jasonville IN and Jayci Steuerwald of Clay City; a brother, Victor Steuerwald (Janice) of Terre Haute, IN; two brothers-in-law Don Collenbaugh of Worthington, IN and James Wilkes (Rita) of Hanover, IN and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Friday, December 31st at 11 AM at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home in Clay City with Pastor Brian Holt officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, December 30th, from 4:30 to 8 P.M. and one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday. Burial will be at Sink Cemetery in Clay City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or New Hope Baptist Church.

Jan Curtis

Jan Curtis

January 20, 1958 - December 25, 2021

 

Janice Curtis, 63, passed away December 25, 2021 at home. Janice was born to the late Franklin and Dorothy (Bender) Ruth in New Brighton, Pennsylvania.
Jan married Raymond Curtis Jr. on June 18, 1981. She attended Clay City Assembly of God where she served as part of the worship team. She enjoyed spending time with her family and going on road trips. She always enjoyed going to a Pirates game every year. Jan worked as a Lead Care Partner at Bethesda Gardens, where she retired after 20 years.
Jan is preceded in death by her husband Raymond Curtis Jr., parents Franklin and Dorothy Ruth, brothers, Jack Ruth and Jim Ruth, son in law Charles Basham, and grandsons, Clint Curtis, TJ Cates, and Robert Curtis.
Survivors include children, Jimmy (Amy) Curtis, Jana Basham, Shannon Curtis, stepchildren Kenneth Curtis, Leota (Jerry) Kinder, Karen (Doug) Shepler, Rodney (Tammy) Curtis, grandchildren, Chad Keller, Dallas and Coleton Fry, Daylan, Callie, Ellie, Evie, and Emerie Curtis, Georgia (Jerick) Hayden, Madison Hyer, Scott Curtis, Jamie Weaver, April Curtis, Carolyn Dowell, Justin Kinder, Carrie Curtis, Christina Shaw, Alicia Curtis, Cody Curtis, great grandchildren, Brentley and Avian Royer, Raylee Hayden, Raylan Hyer, Jaxson Keller, Jasper Landrum, Skylar Baros, also one nephew Jimmy Ruth of Pennsylvania, and sister in law Priscilla Ruth. Jan is also survived by her four-legged child, Alaska.
A visitation will be held Thursday, December 30th from 11-1 at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East Eighth Street in Clay City. A funeral service will begin at 1 PM. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Sandra K. Newport

Sandra K. Newport

January 30, 1943 - December 23, 2021

 

Sandra Kay Newport passed away December 23rd, 2021, at her home in Brazil,Indiana. She was born January 30th, 1943, the oldest child of Harold L. And Florence (Fries) Newport. She graduated from Brazil High School, was honorably discharged from the US Army, and continued as civilian support for the military until her retirement. She spent the majority of her adult life in Oklahoma and returned home to Brazil to be closer to family.

She was an active volunteer at the Clay County Food Pantry and the Community Theater of Clay County. She also sang in two community choirs and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Brazil.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Catherine Sue Cummins. She is survived by brother Harold A. Newport (Catherine), his children Rochell Reberger (Lee), Mica Bonomo (Nick), and Abby Followell; brother Paul B. Newport, (partner Rose DeLong), his daughter Nieccole Hilliard (Tony); sister Lucille M. Christenson (Gary),her daughter Amanda Williams; nephews Doug Cummins (Lora), Frank Cummins (Deanna), and niece Dawn Wheeler: half brother Brent Newport (Christy),his children Courtney, Callee, and Caitlin Newport; and sister
Christina Newport-delGallego and her son Daniel.

No services are being planned.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the food pantry of Clay County or Clay County Community Theater.

Carmeileta Reece

Carmeileta Reece

August 11, 1934 - December 26, 2021

 

Carmeileta Reece, 87 of Cory, passed away December 26, 2021, at Cobblestone Crossings with her family by her side. She was born August 11, 1934, in Riley, IN. the daughter of Forest Ephram and Anna Goodwin Tague. She graduated from Riley High School, Class of 1952. She has been a lifelong member of the Oak Hill Community Church.
On December 11, 1954, Carmeileta was united in marriage to Don Reece and together they raised their family and farmed on the Clay/Vigo County Line. She was one that loved her family, her faith, her farm animals and tending to her home. She enjoyed gardening and she was well known for her angel food cakes, noodles, fried chicken and baby towels. She loved working at the Cory Apple Festival, volunteering at the church and following 4-H events of her children and grandchildren. One of her favorite names to be called was Grandma Carmie and the grandkids remember her many “grandmaisms” and card games.
She is survived by her husband Don Reece; daughter Shelly Ream and husband Brian of Clay City; grandchildren, Keith Butt (Billie Jo), Kimberly Butt, Kyle Butt (Alyssa), Jason Reece, Jeremy Reece (Elaine), Jonathon Reece (Bryanna), Lauren Ream, Kristen Ream, Logan Ream; great-grandchildren, Nathan Butt, Silas Butt, Timothy Butt, Anna Butt, Peter Butt, Adelia Butt, Corbin Reece, Caleb Reece, Connor Reece, and Rylie Reece; her son-in-law, Duane Butt and daughter-in-law, Connie Reece; many nieces, nephews and extended family. Also, her best friend and neighbor, Betty Stoelting.
Those that have preceded her death include, her parents, her daughter Belinda Sue Reece Butt and her son, Stu Reece; siblings, Gail Maranovich, Faye Larison, Herman Tague, Harold Tague, Charles Tague, and Jerry Tague.
Private family services will be held with Pastor Tim Fagg officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Oak Hill Community Church, 10055 St. Rd. 46, Terre Haute, IN. 47802 or to the Light House Mission, 1201 S. 13th Terre Haute, IN. 47802.
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Jesse M. Hunt

Jesse M. Hunt

Aug. 28, 1955-Dec. 9, 2021

 

Jesse M. Hunt, Aug. 28, 1955 to Dec. 9, 2021, passed away in Kalispell, MT, surrounded by his three children.

Jesse is survived by sister Cathy (Steve) Albin; daughter Candice (Joe) Thurman, and three grandchildren, Owen, Emmett and Audrey; daughter Cassie Hunt and three grandchildren, Chanlie, Emmerson and Hallie; and son Scott (Erika) Hunt and grandchild, Olivia.

Jesse was born in New Castle, WY, to Jesse A. Hunt and Phyllis Bierbach-Turner on Aug. 28, 1955. He was a welcomed addition that completed their family — a baby brother for big sis. He grew up in Aurora, CO, and spent the springs and summers playing baseball and managing his lawn cutting business. Shortly after graduating from Hinkley High School, he joined the Navy. After his four-year active-duty service he moved to Libby, MT, where he married and was blessed with three children. Jesse and his family eventually relocated to Indiana. He started his own insulation business which was in operation for 27 years. Jesse lived a happy life in Indiana, but he always dreamed of returning to his beloved Montana.  After retirement, Jesse made his dream a reality and moved back to Libby where he spent the last eight years simply living his best life. He loved hunting, fishing and riding his Harley-Davidson. Jesse was absolutely in awe of the endless beauty that surrounded him in Montana and never took for granted living somewhere so majestic it could only be described as God’s country.  Although he left this Earth too soon, Jesse lived life to the fullest and on his own terms. He was kind and patient and charitable. He loved Candice, Cassie and Scott with his whole being and he was the proud grandpa to their beautiful children. He loved God and his faith was steadfast.

Jesse was laid to rest privately by his family in Libby Cemetery.

A celebration of Jesse’s life will be held 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 102 E. Washington St., Roachdale.

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

Todd Arthur Brennan

Todd Arthur Brennan

Feb. 6, 1961-Dec. 23, 2021

 

Todd Arthur Brennan of Fort Wayne, formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was 60 years old.

Born Feb. 6, 1961, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Gerald Brennan and Marilyn Jo Crews Brennan. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1979. After graduation Todd worked at Indiana State Highway and many years at RR Donnelley & Sons. More recently he managed the Hobson House and St Andrew’s, homes for sober living in Fort Wayne. Todd was an avid Notre Dame and Indiana University sports fan. He was a member of the Crawfordsville Masonic Lodge and coached middle school football for several years.

Surviving family includes: two sons, Brandon Brennan of Indianapolis and Mitchell Brennan of Plainfield; sister Debbie (Mike) Fishero of Crawfordsville; two brothers, Bob (Valerie) Brennan of Zionsville and Craig Brennan of Avilla.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother Gerald R. Brennan.

Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 at Burkhart Funeral Home, with a service starting at 6 p.m. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery North at a later date.

Donations may be made in Todd’s memory to either the Montgomery County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 334, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or the Montgomery County Animal Welfare League, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Mary Ann Knowling-Bell-McClure

Mary Ann Knowling-Bell-McClure

Dec. 31, 1957-Dec. 24, 2021

 

Mary Ann Knowling-Bell-McClure, 63, of Waveland passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute.

She was born Dec. 31, 1957, at Crawfordsville, to the late Theodore and Vera (Hancock) Knowling. On March 21, 2003, at St. Louis, she married Terry McClure. He survives.

Mary Ann worked as a correctional officer for the Department of Natural Resources, as well as raising Simmental pure breed cattle. She loved to ride horses, and being outdoors. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest joy and she loved spending time with them.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband; children, Craig (Amber) Bell, Andrea (Robbie) Farrow and Nathan (Lyndsey) Bell; grandchildren, Morgan Bell, Hadley Bell, Aivaih, Gavin, Isaiah, Kyle (Rachel) Farrow, Nicole Farrow, Sammuel Gage Bell, Faith Bell and Briar Bell; four great-grandchildren, Oaklee, Ellee, Easton and Berkley; siblings, Tommy Knowling, Bonnie (John) Storm and Toby (Catherine) Knowling; several nieces, nephews and cousins; two step-children; and three step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Carolyn Hedrick, Hobie Knowling, Teddy Knowling and Cinda Lou Knowling; and two nephews, Derek and Shawn.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 102 E. Washington St., Roachdale, with Pastor Rodney Coffman officiating. Burial will follow in Roachdale Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome for a time of visitation 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28 at the funeral home.

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

Phil Shirar

Phil Shirar

Nov. 9, 1949-Dec. 26, 2021

 

Phil Shirar of Darlington passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. He was 72.

Born Nov. 9, 1949, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Edgar and Margaret Shirar. He graduated from Darlington High School and later served in the United States Army in Vietnam. On Nov. 26, 1983, he married Deborah Tipton Shirar. She survives.

Phil was retired from Raybestos and was the owner of Custom Fence and Sons. He was a member of Stonewater Church of Linden and enjoyed spending much of his time with his kids and grandkids.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Rebekah Schott, Josiah Shirar, Eli Judah Shirar, Amy Malelo, Shawn Nobile, Kori Mitchell and Heath Morgan; 15 grandchildren; and brothers, Robert Shirar and Richard Shirar.

Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 at the Darlington Community Center, 105 Franklin St., Darlington. A funeral service with military honors will follow at 5 p.m., with Pastor Steve Covington officiating. After the service, friends and family are invited to remain and continue to share memories and celebrate Phil’s life.

If anyone wishes to contribute for funeral expenses, donations can be made to Burkhart Funeral Home.

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

Donna Kay (Reedy) Ingalsbe

Donna Kay (Reedy) Ingalsbe

July 28, 1963-Dec. 24, 2021

 

Donna Kay (Reedy) Ingalsbe, 58, of Crawfordsville passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East.

She was born July 28, 1963, at Terre Haute, to Earl Reedy and Pam (Cheesman) Stenger.

Donna graduated from Crawfordsville High School and on Feb.19, 1983, she married the love of her life, Mark Ingalsbe, who survives. She worked at Random House for 10 years and enjoyed watching movies, bowling, reading, loved shopping, traveling, taking lots of vacations and spending time with her grandchildren and attending their sporting events. 

She is survived by her husband, Mark Ingalsbe of Crawfordsville; her two children, Michael (Nichole) Ingalsbe of Crawfordsville and Daysha Hart of Alabama; her mother, Pam Stenger of Crawfordsville; a sister, Tammy Reedy of Westfield; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gordan and Mary Ingalsbe of Crawfordsville; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Reedy; and her step-father, Don Stenger.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Friday, Dec. 31 from noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Dan Aldrich officiating.  The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Cremation will follow the service.

Memorial donations may be given to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County in Donna’s memory.

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Linda F. (Catterson) Perry

Linda F. (Catterson) Perry

Oct. 1, 1948-Dec. 23, 2021

 

Linda Perry, 73, of Crawfordsville passed away Dec. 23, 2021, at home, after a 15-year battle with cancer.

She was born Oct. 1, 1948, at Crawfordsville, to Frank Howard and Susie Arlie Perry. She was a 1966 graduate of Darlington High School. She retired as the administrator of the child support division of the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office after 26 years and from the front office at County Market after 12 years. 

Linda was married to Russ Catterson before they divorced in 1985. They remained friends until his death in 2006. She made her home with her high school sweetheart, William E. (Bill) Hurt. 

Ms. Perry was a single mom to three girls, who were her greatest joy, Jodi (Rich) Graham of Lebanon, Heather (Paul) Barajas of Crawfordsville and Shawn Catterson of Indianapolis. Ms. Perry was the proud Nana of Zachary Shireman (Ashlee Hoeferlin), Lafayette, Cale Shireman, Bradenton, Florida, Viviana Barajas, Yannis Barajas and Clyde Barajas, all of Lafayette, and Matt Perkins, a student at Ball State University; and Good Nana to PJ, Langley, KaraLynn, Hadlee and Cason.

Ms. Perry is also survived by four brothers, Jesse Edward Perry, Texas, John Howard (Ellen) Perry, Crawfordsville; Joe Thomas (Debbie) Perry, Florida and Jackie Monroe Perry, Alabama. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Macel Marie Wheeler, Mabel Lea Perry and Judy Carol Young; and brother James Robert Perry. She also is survived by her sisters-in-law, who became her sisters in love, Yvonne Deckard and Ellen Perry, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Animal Welfare League, Youth Service Bureau or a charity of your choosing.

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

Olive E. Meadows

Olive E. Meadows

Aug. 23, 1923-Dec. 21, 2021

 

Olive E. Meadows, 98, who had been residing at Autumn Trace in Attica for the last three years, but was formerly of Veedersburg, passed away at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 at Ascension Hospital in Williamsport.

Olive was born Aug. 21, 1923, in Montgomery County, Indiana, the daughter of Ivoe and Estel (Keller) Perigo. She married Horace William “Bill” Meadows on July 6, 1940, at Bardstown, Kentucky. He preceded her in death Nov. 7, 2002.

Surviving family includes: two daughters, Sheila (William) Garrett, Battle Ground and Charlotte (James) Lowe, Williamsport; an adopted son, Fred (Sheila) Steele, Crawfordsville; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brother Donald Perigo and sister Helen Kellogg.

Olive grew up in the Waynetown area, and that is also where she spent her early married years with Bill until they moved to rural Veedersburg in 1947. She enjoyed raising her family on their farm, and working alongside Bill whenever she had the opportunity. She enjoyed working in the garden and canning what she had raised; she also enjoyed crocheting, playing the piano and being involved in the local quilt club for many years in Veedersburg. She was a long-time member of New Century Church.

A private family graveside service will be held at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery; and a public memorial service will be held next spring at New Century Church near Veedersburg.

The family ask that instead of flowers, memorial contributions be given to New Century Church; directed to Val Hoagland, 395 W. C.R. 200S, Veedersburg IN 47987.

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Donald L Mier

Donald L Mier

AUGUST 2, 1932 – DECEMBER 26, 2021

 

Donald Lee Mier, 89, of Terre Haute, passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Harrison’s Crossing Health Campus, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was born on August 2, 1932, in Lincoln, Illinois, to Kenneth McKinney Mier and Florence Marie (Werschey) Mier.

Donald is survived by his children, Monica Zimmerman (Chuck), and Brent Mier (Gina Flynn); grandchildren, Danielle Duregger (Michael), Abby King (Jordan), Emily Zimmerman (Griffin), Victoria Mier, and Brayton Mier; great-grandchildren, Harper Grace King, George Charles Duregger, Luella Marie Duregger, and Harrison Wayne King; brother, David Mier (Mary Ruth); sisters, Shirley Wheat, Barbara Mier, and Sandra Randolph; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife of 59 years, Marilyn Rose (Lillie) Mier; and a nephew, Timothy Sullivan.

Donald was a graduate of Gerstmeyer High School. He proudly served in the United States Navy as a radio operator during the Korean Conflict, stationed in Germany. Upon returning from the Navy, Donald ran Mier TV Sales and Service alongside his father for many years. He retired as the Chief Engineer of Closed Circuit Radio and Television at ISU. Prior to that, he helped get the WTWO transmitter on the air, worked at WTHI and for several other stations around the Wabash Valley; Joplin, Missouri, and Omaha, Nebraska. Donald had a lifelong love of radio and television, was a ham radio operator, and a member of the National Association of Broadcasters.

Work wasn’t the only activity that Donald enjoyed. A man of many interests, he took flying lessons when he was younger. He was an excellent cook and baker, known for many specialties including fudge, peanut brittle, “Grandpa pancakes,” blueberry yum yum, and root beer floats. He liked to work in the garden and the yard. He was a devoted caregiver to his late wife, Marilyn, for many years. Donald served as the President of Terre Haute North Little League in 1980 and 1981. He loved watching youth sports and could always be found cheering from the sidelines at local tournaments.

Donald’s greatest achievement, was being the best grandfather in the world to his grandchildren. He loved to spend time with them and could keep up with them rollerskating, bicycling, and dancing. He was feisty, fearless, and footloose. His grandchildren kept him young. He will forever be remembered as a wonderful, doting father and grandfather with a youthful spirit.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, December 31 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral home, with military honors and Pastor Mark Grayless officiating. Donald will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park’s Chapel of Memories. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Dusty Langley

Dusty Langley

April 30, 1950 - December 23, 2021

 

Randy “Dusty” Allen Langley, 71, of Centerpoint, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, on December 23, 2021.

Dusty was born in West Baden, Indiana, on April 30, 1950, the son of Harold and Ruby (White) Langley. Dusty worked as a carpenter his whole life. He was a devout member and elder of General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn. He enjoyed hunting, serving the Lord, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Ruby Langley; siblings: Merry Belle Richardson, Richard Langley, and Hardy “Buddy” Langley.

He leaves behind his wife Kathy Lynn (Crafton) Langley whom he married on May 10, 1971; his children: Tonya Marie Hatton, Kelley Lynn Snyder, Patricia “Trish” Lee Langley, Dustin “Dutch” Allen Langley and wife Elaine, Anthony Keith Langley and wife Ellie; grandchildren: Chrissy, Michael, Landon, Parker, Randy, Jamie, Katie, Wade, Shelby, Kaci, Samantha, Tristan, Emily, Kennedy, Lexie, and Jaxton; great-grandchildren: Jacob, Caden, Bella, Sherrie, Serenity, Winston, Eli, Easton, Maylee, Rowyn, Abram, Raylen, Holland, and Beau Allen; siblings: Harold “Buster” Langley (Elvira), Sharon Roseann Jensen, and Angela Carol Post as well as many extended family members, friends, and brethren.

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 from 11 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will be held at the funeral home, on Tuesday, at 1:00 PM with Brother Bill Flora officiating. Burial will follow at McCullough Stigler Cemetery.

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William 'Bill' Larry Majors

William ‘Bill’ Larry Majors

Oct. 12, 1947-Dec. 16, 2021

 

William “Bill” Larry Majors, 74, of Roachdale passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021.

He was born Oct. 12, 1947, in Elkin, North Carolina, to James McDonald Majors and Pauline Victoria Majors.

Bill married Bonnie Smith Lacy on Dec. 10, 1977. They were married 44 years.

After graduating from Moorsville High School he served in the US Navy during Vietnam for four years on the aircraft carrier as a boiler technician. He worked at several boiler companies before starting his own business, BoilerMASTERS, Inc., with his family in 1988. He worked 40-plus hours every week until he got sick. He was Papaw to his grandkids; he loved being with his family, fixing/talking boilers, coffee, reading westerns, working outside and in his shop, dad jokes, and helping his children and others.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter, Isabella Christine Majors.

Surviving are his children, Christopher (Sherrie) Lacy, Crawfordsville, Abraham (Pam) Majors, Brownsburg, Benjamin (Danielle) Majors, Bringhurst, and Nora Lee Majors, Angola; siblings, Bobby (Sandy) Majors, Paulette Thornburg, Sandy Majors, Mike (Brenda) Majors, Debbie Pullen, Steve (Tamara) Majors, Lynn Minter and Robin (John) Dawson; grandchildren, Josiah, Makenzie, Toby and Oliver Lacy and Xander, Isaac, Morgan and Alina Majors; and several nieces and nephews,

Viewing for family and extended family will be held soon. A celebration of life will be held in January.

Billy Joe Wiliams Sr.

Billy Joe Wiliams Sr.

May 6, 1946-Dec. 21, 2021

 

Billy Joe Williams Sr. passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

He was born May 6, 1946, at Danville, Illinois, to John and Flossy.

 

He lived in Crawfordsville with his first wife, where they raised three children. He worked many years for Horner Automotive following working for Gould Body and Paint until his retirement.

Bill had a strong and caring personality that will be greatly missed by all his friends and family.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents; brother Russell; sister Dorothy; along with his first wife Nina Pearl Williams; and daughter Sherry Lynn Williams.

He is survived in death by his son, Billy Williams Jr.; daughter Brenda Williams; his wife, Sue Brooks; his sister Bev Frazee; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Billy will be held at a later date. Hunt & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Condolences may be shared at www.huntandson.com.

Debora Bye

Debora Bye

November 1, 1948 - December 22, 2021

 

Debora Kay Bye, 73, passed away December 22, 2021 in Clinton, Indiana. Debora was born to the late John L. Whalen Sr. and Ama Whalen (Whitehead) on November 1, 1948 in Brazil, Indiana.
Debora served in the United States Army. Debora worked as a waitress for several years. She enjoyed playing cards and games.
Debora is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Michelle Van Curen.
Debora is survived by her son, Alan Bye, siblings, John Whalen Jr. (Norma), Jerry Whalen (Maggie), Mike Whalen (Pam), Greg Whalen, Mary Carey (Alan), Kelly Monnett (Barry), Steve Whalen, and David Whalen.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, December 28th from 12-1 PM at French Funeral Home, 451 E. National Ave. in Brazil. A funeral service will begin at 1 PM, with burial to follow at Union Cemetery.

Don Mattox

Don Mattox

April 27, 1937 - December 22, 2021

 

Donald Mattox, 84, of Brazil, passed away December 22,2021.
He was born on April 27, 1937, in Vigo County to Herbert and Mary Ann (Hartmann) Mattox. Following high school Donald pursued a career with the United States Air Force, where he was based at Hulman Field in Terre Haute. Donald retired from the Air Force after 36 years of service.
He was a member of the Lutheran church. He enjoyed restoring wrecked vehicles and carving model airplanes and cars. He was an avid bowler; he once bowled a 300. Another pastime was golfing with his Air Force buddies.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Patricia Mattox, and granddaughter, Iva Shay Clark.
Survivors include his children: Debra Allen (Jim), Lorrie Wood, Donald Steven Mattox (Kay); Grandchildren: Cordell Allen, Bradey Allen, Tyler Mattox, Kelly Neff, Brandon Russell, Lindsay Jeffers, Joshua Wood, James Bruner, Justin Bruner, Sarah Lockard, Jedidiah Thomas, Brandy Thomas; Stepdaughters: Kelly Nunn (Steve), Karla Thomas (Jerry), Kristy Smith; Brother: Robert Mattox; Sister: Anna Marie Sullivan. He is also survived by several great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 29th from 11-1. A funeral service will begin at 1 PM with burial to follow at Clearview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Don’s honor at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Barbara L. Nicoson

Barbara L. Nicoson

January 3, 1933 - December 22, 2021

 

Barbara L. Spriestersbach Sivertson Nicoson, 88, of Cory, Indiana, passed away on December 22, 2021, while staying at Cobblestone Crossing.

Barbara was born on January 3, 1933, the daughter of Charles and Belva M. (Ceisinger) Spriestersbach. She graduated from Riley High School and then Indiana Business College. She married Ray Sivertson and Cyril Nicoson; both who preceded her in death.

She worked as a secretary for Commercial Solvents, the Riley Elementary School, Riley Marathon and then the Dew Drop Inn. She also was a bookkeeper for Nicoson Farms Incorporated.

In addition to her parents Charles and Belva Spriestersbach and husbands Ray Sivertson and Cyril Nicoson she was preceded in death by her brother Gerald Spriestersbach; a step-son Gary L. Nicoson; step-daughter-in-law Barbara E. Nicoson.

She leaves behind 3 daughters: Terrilyn Sivertson, Pamela L. Stoelting and husband Jerry, Janet S. Pittman and husband Raymond; a step-son Jon Nicoson; daughter-in-law Shari Nicoson; a brother Philip (Doris) Spriestersbach; grandchildren: Jennifer L. Grupe, Natalie Jo Stamper (D.J. Stamper), Cari Withers (Dustin), Kelli Jackson (Kasey), Kenny Pittman (Destiny), Heather Sciscoe (James), David Nicoson, Amy Haney (Lee), Shannon Carter (Joe), Stacie Critchfield, Rob Nicoson, Ashley Hutchenson (Chase); as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

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

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Patricia Joann Bettge

Patricia Joann Bettge

October 13, 1931 - December 21, 2021

 

Patricia Joann Bettge, 90, of Rockville, Indiana, passed away while staying at Countryside Meadow’s in Avon, Indiana.

She was born on October 13, 1931, in Kankakee, Illinois, the daughter of Clifford and Audrey (Powers) Kitchens. She attended Park Ridge Boarding School, in Illinois and married Richard Bettge on May 20, 1979.

Patty worked for Paula Studio’s where she painted photographs. After retiring as a painter, she worked as a home health care provider for several years. She enjoyed oil painting and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a husband Richard, a sister, and 2 brothers.

Patty leaves behind her 5 children: Steven Klingler, Sandra Charles (Mike), Susan Baker (Ken), Tim Klingler, Leo Klingler; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family members.

Cremation has been entrusted to French Funeral Home, in Brazil, Indiana.

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Marilyn Jean Petrie

Marilyn Jean Petrie

May 1, 1926-Dec. 19, 2021

 

Marilyn (Keiser) Petrie passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, at Life’s Journey Hospice in Avon, with her two sons by her side.

Born May 1, 1926 on a farm near Center Point, Indiana, she was the daughter of Glendon Smith and Mary Francis Nelson Keiser.

After graduating Bowling Green High School in 1944 she moved to Indianapolis to work in a factory supporting the war effort. There she met Hal Petrie and they were married Sept. 13, 1945. After the war she and Hal owned and operated a tobacco stand in an office building in downtown Indianapolis and an upholstery business on the side. Hal went to work at Eli Lilly and Marilyn stayed home to raise their two sons until she went to work for the public schools first as a cafeteria worker and eventually as the cafeteria manager at Manual High School where she retired in June of 1983. After their retirement she and Hal enjoyed swimming, fishing, riding their tandem bicycle, traveling, playing cards with friends, and family events with their grandchildren. They were married 51 1/2 years when Hal passed in April of 1997.

Marilyn is survived by sister Norma Emmert of Georgetown, Illinois; brother Burl Keiser of Center Point; sons, Larry (Sherry) of Greenwood and Dale (Linda) of Crawfordsville; grandchildren Mysta, Erin, Kelly and Daniel (Emily); and great-grandchildren Marcus, Graham and Fletcher.

Marilyn will be cremated and placed at she and Hal’s favorite fishing spot during a family gathering later this spring. The family would like to thank Visiting Angel Sondra Hoskins, Whitlock Place Assisted Living and Life’s Journey of Avon for their loving care during her period of dementia and final days.

Robert Andrew Deme

Robert Andrew Deme

Oct. 25, 1942-Dec. 18, 2021

 

Robert Andrew Deme, 79, of New Market passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021.

He was born Oct. 25, 1942, at Yonkers, New York, to the late Andrew and Catherine Elizabeth (Orth) Deme. He worked at Midstates Wire and Steel for several years. He enjoyed watching old movies and was a car enthusiast.

Robert is survived by his friends, Jerry and Connie Perkins, Tom Lauy and family, and Travis and Veronica Spencer; a cousin Ruth Grant; and his neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Ray Deme.

There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27 at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Vernon Dowell officiating and military honors by the United States Army and Post 72 Honor Guard. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care is entrusted with care.

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

Connie J. Record

Connie J. Record

May 18, 1953-Dec. 20, 2021

 

Connie J. Record of Waveland passed away unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, at her home. She was 68.

Connie was a graduate of Southmont High School and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a degree in equine studies. She enjoyed equine work and sold crafts on the side.

Born May 18, 1953, at Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Ethel Deck.

Surviving family includes: sons, Douglas (Anne) Record of Fairbanks, Alaska, Aaron (Angela) Record of Delphi and Andrew (Jennifer) Record of Lafayette; brother Mike Deck of Montgomery County; twin brother Tom Deck of North Carolina; sister Sandy Deck of Montgomery County; grandchildren, Evan, Kyle, Sara, Wyatt, Mariah, Colin, Bailey and Mikah; and one great-grandchild Atley.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law Lois.

Visitation will be 1-4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27 at the Christian Union Church, 1472 N. C.R. 650W, Waynetown. A memorial service will begin at 4:30 p.m. with Pastor Paul Morrison officiating. Private burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

Donations may be made in memory of Connie Record to: Christian Union Church, 1472 N. C.R. 650W, Waynetown, IN 47990.

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

Judie Dell Foster

Judie Dell Foster

July 5, 1940-Dec. 20, 2021

 

Judie Dell Foster, 81, of Ladoga passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, at her home.

She was born July 5, 1940, at Greencastle, to the late Herbert and Olas (Gardner) Hinkle. On Oct. 10, 1958, she married Larry Dean Foster. They were married over 62 years until his passing on Feb. 4, 2021.

Judie was a homemaker. She enjoyed crocheting, going to yard sales, visiting her friends and playing cards. She was every one’s “favorite aunt,” and she knew how to keep a secret. In her younger years she was an avid bowler, competing and making so many memories with her friends. She will be greatly missed by many.

She is survived by her children, Timothy Dean Foster, Mark Anthony (Kathy) Foster and Tina Jo Nicholas (Mike) Back; grandchildren, Alisha Marie Foster (Kenneth) Friend, Laura Elizabeth Foster (Zachary) Henson, Raymond Allen Bobenmoyer (Heather Calliotte), Bryan Dean Bobenmoyer (Alex Samberg) and Samantha Ryan Back; sisters, Joyce (Dennis) Bradshaw and Sally Heller; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Larry; and siblings, Margaret Miller, Janice Warren and Herbert Hinkle.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 28 at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 203 N. Washington St., Ladoga. Burial will follow in Ladoga Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until time of service Thursday.

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

Edward Lee Ratcliff

Edward Lee Ratcliff

Oct. 9, 1932-Dec. 21, 2021

 

Edward Lee Ratcliff, 89, of Kingman passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, at St. Vincent, Indianapolis.

He was born Oct. 9, 1932, at Kingman, to the late Ross E. and Maxine (Glascock) Ratcliff.

Edward graduated from Kingman High School and served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Martha Ellen Hardy on Nov. 22, 1956. He was a farmer and drove the school bus for Kingman Schools and Fountain Central. He enjoyed singing, going to auctions and farm sales and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years; two sons, Hardy (Sally) Ratcliff and Mark (Judy) Ratcliff; daughter Carol Marshall; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister Martha Ziegler.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Mary Campbell.

Visitation will be at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman, on Tuesday, Dec. 28 from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Edward’s family had requested that masks be worn. Burial will follow at Kingman Fraternal Cemetery.   Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Doris D. Branstetter

Doris D. Branstetter

Nov. 27, 1917-Dec. 20, 2021

 

Doris D. Branstetter of Crawfordsville passed away Monday night, Dec. 20, 2021, in her residence. She was 104.

Mrs. Branstetter was a long-time member of First Christian Church. She also belonged to Psi Iota Xi and a homemaker’s club. She enjoyed sewing, playing bridge and golf, but most of all, loved baking and was known as the “Cookie Queen.” She taught school for several years and then went to work with her husband owning and operating the lumber yard, B and D Lumber.

Born Nov. 27, 1917, in Sullivan County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Ceryl Downen and Ethel Downen. She graduated from Sullivan High School and Purdue, after which she served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 until her honorable discharge in 1946. She married Don E. Branstetter on Feb. 9, 1947. He passed away March 11, 2005.

Surviving family includes: two daughters, Carol Blunt (David) and Linda Branstetter; four granddaughters, Constance Wilcox, Christine Hlavaty, Beth Brock and Annie Smith; seven great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and brother John Downen.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two daughters; Janice Branstetter and Pamela Hlavaty; and four siblings, Earl, Carl, Ruthanne and Martha.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave. Services, led by Pastor Darla Goodrich, will begin at 1 p.m., starting with military rites by the Navy and American Legion Post 72 Honor Guard. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Darlington.

Donations in memory of Doris Branstetter may be made to the charity of your choice.

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

Thomas C. Witherspoon

Thomas C. Witherspoon

Oct. 20, 1958-Dec. 9, 2021

 

Thomas C. Witherspoon, 63, of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021.

He was born Oct. 20, 1958, at Detroit, to Thomas and Catherine Hubbard Witherspoon.

He attended Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan.

Tom worked as a paleontologist, and was known over the globe as “The Crinoid King” for the extraordinary work he did.

He was a member of the Mid-American Paleontological Society (MAPS) for over 30 years.

Tom is survived by brother Tim of St. Clair, Michigan; son Tim of Indianapolis; and granddaughter Zoey.

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

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

Ellen Jeanette (Keller) Miles

Ellen Jeanette (Keller) Miles

Nov. 11, 1938-Dec. 9, 2021

 

Ellen Jeanette (Keller) Miles, 83, of Summerville, South Carolina, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at Trident Hospital in North Charleston, South Carolina.

She was born Nov. 11, 1938, at Crawfordsville, to the late Raymond Keller and Eleanor (Rutan) Long.

She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1957. On May 17, 1958, she married Donald Ray Miles. He preceded her in death Jan. 26, 2011. She worked in the bookkeeping department at the former First National Bank and Bank One. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and spending time with her family.

Ellen is survived by her daughter, Robin (Kevin) Frees; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law Cathy Miles.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald; son Roger Miles; and sister Judy Coahran.

Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care is entrusted with care.

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

Linda L. Jeffries

Linda L. Jeffries

April 23, 1941-Dec. 20, 2021

 

Linda L. Jeffries, 80, of Ladoga went to her heavenly home on the morning of Monday, Dec. 20, 2021.

She was born April 23, 1941, at Crawfordsville, to the late Chester and Dorothy Vice. She married Phillip W. Jeffries at the New Ross Christian Church on July 27, 1962. He survives.

 

Linda graduated from Ladoga High School in 1959 and went on to attend Central Beauty College. She started her working career as a beautician, then she began doing secretarial work for the Indiana Christian Children’s Home and retired from the State of Indiana Department of Transportation. She loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Ladoga Christian Church and the Ladoga Bunco Club. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and will be greatly missed by many.

Left to cherish Linda’s memory are her husband; three daughters, Sheila (Steve) Sharp, Marcia (Justin) Vogel and Elizabeth Jeffries; four grandchildren, Nicholas Sharp, Benjamin Sharp, Jacob Vogel and Abigail Vogel; siblings, June (Frank) Cating and David (Jan) Vice; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be at noon Thursday, Dec. 23 at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 203 N. Washington St., Ladoga. Burial will follow in Ladoga Cemetery. Friends and family are invited for a time of visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Linda’s memory be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Kimball Alan Wilson

Kimball Alan Wilson

Dec. 22, 1955-Dec. 15, 2021

 

Kimball Alan Wilson, 65, took the journey of his life, into Heaven, on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. He died in the arms of his beloved husband, Ayn Baltazar, in their home in West Hollywood, California, at approximately 5:30 a.m. They had a commitment ceremony in October of 2008. In 2018 they were officially married, on Kimball’s birthday, in Las Vegas. They were together for 23 years.

Kimball grew up in Roachdale with his four siblings, Barb Wilson, Diane Bratton, Gregg Wilson and Lori Wilson, who survive. His parents, now deceased, were Howard and Marilyn Wilson. He graduated from North Putnam High School in 1974. While at North Putnam his passion was playing trombone in the band, was in the Swing Choir, and he loved performing musicals on stage. His love of “West Side Story” stayed with him throughout his life! From there his journey took him to Ball State University, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and majored in Landscape Architecture, graduating in 1978. Kimball had great fondness for the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and enjoyed helping friends and family with renovation plans.

He spent the next 12 years in Indianapolis, working as a computer consultant and in sales. While living in Indy, he became a big fan of the Colts and the Pacers! He carried his love of those teams with him to California and continued to root for them until his death. His work, friends (of which he had many) and family were all important to him! Every night he was lulled to sleep by TCM on TV — he loved the old classic movies! He enjoyed numerous walks up nearby Runyon Canyon and traveling with “My Man,” Ayn.

Arrangements are being made at Hollywood Forever Crematory for cremation. A local celebration of life gathering has been canceled due to the fast-spreading Omicron virus. Plans will be to have the Celebration at a later, safer time. On Dec. 22, his birthday, a celebration of life gathering will be held in California.

Those wishing to make memorial donations may make them to Sageusa.org.

Randolph William Thompson

Randolph William Thompson

APRIL 4, 1965 – DECEMBER 20, 2021

 

Randolph William Thompson, age 56, of Brazil, Indiana passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021. Randolph was born April 4, 1965.

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

Alice Pauline Palmer

Alice Pauline Palmer

DECEMBER 18, 1935 – DECEMBER 22, 2021

 

Alice Pauline Palmer, 86, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

Born December 18, 1935 in West Newton the daughter of Paul H. and Ruby Lee (Mann) Palmer and was a graduate of Decatur Central High School.

Alice was a homemaker for 42 years, caring for her seven children, canning and freezing vegetables. She was the best cook around. She went to work for an industrial company in Fortville and later moved back to Plainfield and worked for Nice-Pak in Mooresville, retiring after ten years.

She enjoyed spending her time with family and friends. She loved reading, working puzzles and puzzle books, dancing, listening to country music, flowers and working in her flower garden.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Michelle Selby and Melody Truesdale; son Randolph “Randy” Thompson; grandson, Ricky Johnston; great grandson, Jonathan Strong; brother, Gilbert Palmer; and sister, Barbara Faust.

Alice is survived by her children, Steve (Annette) Thompson of Mooresville, Roberta (Robert) Simpson of Arizona, Mary (Kent) Williams and Tina (Keith) Johnston, both of Greencastle; sister, Betty Crawford; sister-in-law, Alice Jane Palmer; 17 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 31, 2021 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the New Providence Cemetery.

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

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

Floyd Sanders

Floyd Sanders

AUGUST 11, 1943 – DECEMBER 22, 2021

 

Floyd Luther Sanders, 78, of Terre Haute, Indiana, passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. He was born on August 11, 1943 in Terre Haute to Harry E. Sanders and Doris Ruth (Pointer) Sanders.

He is survived by his two sisters, Martha Truesdale and Mary Patton; his brother, James Sanders; and several nieces and nephews. Floyd is also survived by his caregivers of 13 years Juanita Pickens "Boss", Shakira Barbara Granma, Sonya Marie Becky; his buddy of 10 years, George Weir; and his cats Tamera and Terry, who were his babies.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Ruth Ann Sproull and Bertha Mae Sanders.

Floyd worked at Wal-Mart in Terre Haute for several years. He enjoyed playing guitar and bowling. Floyd was a member of King’s Harvest Church. Most of all, Floyd loved his family and cherished the time he spent with them.

The family would like to thank Heart to Heart Hospice for their hospitality; Arc of Vigo County for there services; and to David, Angel, Sue, Laney, and Maria for all of their help with Floyd.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Leek officiating, whom he loved dearly. Floyd will be laid to rest next to family in Grandview Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com

Clarence Morlan

Clarence Morlan

July 6, 1952 - December 19, 2021

 

Clarence William Morlan, 69, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021 in Terre Haute. Clarence was born to the late Alvin Arthur and Norma Jean (Thomas) Morlan on July 6, 1952 in Brazil.
Clarence graduated from Rosedale High School in 1970. Clarence enjoyed playing horseshoe and was a member of the Clay County Horseshoe League. Clarence worked for Great Dane for 28 years, retiring in August 2014.
Clarence is survived by his brother, Gary Morlan, step children, Rick Amers, Mike Amers (Sandy), nieces Tamra Donnenhoffer (Shawn) and Kendra Morlan, and nephews Gary Morlan Jr. and Randy Morlan.
Clarence is preceded in death by his wife, Julie, and one brother, Larry D. Morlan.
Cremation will take place.

James Martin Ritter

James Martin Ritter

FEBRUARY 4, 1929 – DECEMBER 20, 2021

 

James (Tex) Ritter, age 92, formerly of Greencastle, IN, passed away on December 20, 2021. He was born on Feb. 4, 1929, at Dana, IN to Ralph and Ruby Ritter. He graduated from Tangier H.S. in 1947. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1951 until 1953. Jim married Kathleen (Kathy) Ritter on Aug. 28, 1955, and shared 66 wonderful years of marriage. He worked at IBM Corporation for 32 years. Jim was a member of the Brick Chapel U.M. Church and served in many capacities. He was also Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 97 for many years.

He loved horses, was a farrier, and raced Trottingbred ponies for 20 years in the Midwest and Florida. In retirement, he also enjoyed doing ornamental blacksmithing and sharing what he made with friends and family.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Kathy (currently of Fishers), son David (Cindy) Ritter and daughter Deb (Ken) Carrell and many friends and family. Also, surviving are his beloved three grandchildren-Matthew (Stephanie) Carrell, Megan Carrell, and Kelly Ritter, and one great-grandson, Karson. His sister Alice Masterson also survives. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Raymond Ritter.

Jim’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service that will be conducted at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home in Greencastle on Monday, Dec. 27 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until service time. The service will be officiated by Rev. Steve Brackney.

Internment at a later date will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport.

Memorial donations may be made to Brick Chapel United Methodist Church, 3547 N. U.S. Hwy 231, Greencastle, IN 46135, or to 14th and Chestnut Community Center at 1403 Chestnut Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807-2829. Memo line should read Jim Ritter memorial.

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

Debra Jean Hassler

Debra Jean Hassler

JUNE 20, 1955 – DECEMBER 20, 2021

 

Debra Jean Hassler, 66, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021. Born June 20, 1955 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Noble Sutherlin and Wanda (Ensor) Sutherlin Bitzer. Debbie was a graduate of South Putnam High School “Class of 1973” and had attended Ivy Tech Community College. Debbie was the Putnam County Superior Court office administrator. She had started working at the Putnam County Courthouse in the Clerk’s office in 1987. She loved working at the courthouse and all the people she worked with. She was preceded in death by her Father; a sister, Pamela Sutherlin; step-father, Wendell Bitzer, grandchildren, Ashley and Cody Stevenson and nephew, Ryan McHie. Debbie’s pride and joy was her family, but especially her grandkids. She was involved and attended as many of their events as possible. She was the best mamaw, nana, gigi and Debbo. Debbie is survived by her daughter, Wendy (Gale) Stevenson; son, Bryan (Ashley) Hassler; bonus sons, Casey (Mandy) Harris, Jonathan (Haley) Hassler and Rusty Giles; her mother, Wanda Bitzer; sisters, Marcia (Rich) McHie, Diane (Pat) Drawbaugh, and Janet (Art) Dwigans; grandchildren, Dustin (Kaylee) Stevenson, Austin Hassler, Alison Hassler, Issac McClain, and Ezekiel McClain; bonus grandchildren, Parker Harris, Lukas Harris, Macy Harris, Wesley Hassler, Ethan Hassler, Blake Giles, Tyler Giles, and Samantha Giles; great granddaughter, Farrah Stevenson and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral on Thursday from 11:00 AM until time of service.

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

Raymond Cecil Phillips

Raymond Cecil Phillips

JANUARY 1, 1929 – DECEMBER 19, 2021

 

Raymond Cecil Phillips, 92, Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021.

Born January 1, 1929 in Greencastle, he was the son of Willie and Ester Fern (Knight) Phillips and was a graduate of Fillmore High School.

Raymond was a press operator at IBM for 33 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Fillmore Christian Church for over 60 years. He had also served in the Indiana National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Donald Phillips; and step children, John and Robin Dloniak.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Wynnette (Hutton) Phillips; a son, William Phillips; step children Donald Jellison, Tom Dloniak, Sandra Wilcox, and Terri Ferry; several grand, great, and great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Fillmore Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until time of service.

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

Deborah Lynn Barnett

Deborah Lynn Barnett

APRIL 29, 1961 – DECEMBER 19, 2021

 

Deborah Lynn Barnett, 60, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021.

Born April 29, 1961 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of James and Faye (Kiger) Hague and was a graduate of Greencastle High School.

Deborah was a homemaker and a member of the Moose Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Deborah is survived by her children, Chris Allen (Manda Sill), Jessica Darby, and Brandon Barnett; a brother Jim (Connie) Hague, sister, Rita Warren; granddaughter, Kayleigh Moss; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

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

Linda Rita Seidl

Linda Rita Seidl

July 23, 1962 ~ December 20, 2021 (age 59)

 

Linda Rita Seidl, age 59 of Eminence passed away December 20th, 2021.

She was born July 23rd, 1962 in Chicago, IL to the late Stanley and Esther (Lunell) Seidl.

Linda is survived by her sisters Georgene (James) Wiesneth and Darlene Weger.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Ronald Seidl.

Visitation for family and close friends will held from 10:30 until noon followed by graveside services for Linda December 29th, 2021 at 12:00pm, Cloverdale Cemetery.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Pat Moore

Pat Moore

August 13, 1933 - December 19, 2021

 

Patricia “Pat” E. Moore, 88, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021 at her residence in Clay City, Indiana. Pat was born to the late Coy and Marie (Dreistadt) Cooprider on August 13, 1933.
Pat graduated from Clay City High School. Pat was the owner and operator of Moore’s Grocery, greenhouse, bait shop, and restaurant for many years with her husband Hubert Moore, who preceded her in death in 1982. She loved to spend time outside, and most of all enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Pat was a member of the Clay City Church of Christ for many years. She loved to attend any local fish fry with her friend Sue.
Pat is preceded in death by her siblings, Don Cooprider, Helen Schepper, Dorothy Seymour, Sue Johnson, Web Cooprider, and Charles Cooprider, granddaughters, Elizabeth Kouns, and Kendra Allen.
Pat is survived by her children, Marilyn Morris, Nancy Howald (Rod), Gary Moore (Donetta), Sandra Allen (Doug), grandchildren, Maria (Eric), Destiny (Matt), Whitney (Ethan), Brandi (Tanner), Nicole (Jeremiah), Kayleigh and Nicholas, and many great grandchildren, siblings, Homer Cooprider, and Willie Heaton (Don).
A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 22nd at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home 301 E. 8th Street in Clay City from 11-1. A funeral service will begin at 1 PM. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Fl 17 Chicago, IL 60601.

Betty Joan Hester

Betty Joan Hester

March 18, 1929-Dec. 19, 2021

 

Betty Joan Hester, 92, of Hillsboro passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, at The Waters of Covington.

She was born March 18, 1929, at Roachdale, to the late Courtland Allen Eggers and Doris M. (Patton) Eggers Clore.

Betty graduated from Roachdale High School in 1947 and she married the love of her life, John C. Hester, on Feb. 5, 1950. She retired from Milligan’s Florist after 50 years. She enjoyed being a farmwife and babysitting her grand-dog, Hank and her dog Lacy.

Betty is survived by her son, Phil (Carol York) Hester; three brothers-in-law, Jerry (Dorothy) Hester, Danny (Shirley) Hester and Glen Krout; sister-in-law Beverly (Larry) Ricky; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John; and two sisters, Phyllis Krout and Katherine Eggers.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration at a later date. Sanders Funeral Care is entrusted with care.

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

Ira Thomas 'Tommy' Hutchens

Ira Thomas ‘Tommy’ Hutchens

June 13, 1928-Dec. 19, 2021

 

Ira Thomas “Tommy” Hutchens, 93, of Marshall passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, at his residence.

Born June 13, 1928, at Thorntown, he was the son of Lester Hutchens and Helen June Hankins Hutchens. Tommy married Rosemary Roberts on April 24, 1947. She preceded him in death July 7, 2010.

Tommy graduated from Marshall High School in 1946. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard aboard the Mariposa. He worked in partnership with his father-in-law as a poultry farmer and  then he retired from Olin in Covington. He attended Marshall Federated Church.

Tommy is survived by two sons, Mike (Martha Ann) Hutchens of Marshall and David (Pam) Hutchens of Mecca; four grandchildren, Adam Hutchens, Amber King, Christy Guoli and Jennifer Spence; four great-grandchildren, Lettie King, Zachary Hutchens, Gavin Spence and Taylor Norris; and great-great-granddaughter Paifee Rosemary Norris.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Rosemary; brother Jack Hutchens; and great-grandson Thomas David.

Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 22 at the Marshall Federated Church, 105 N. Main St., Marshall, with Pastor Brian Holt officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Burial will follow at Poplar Grove Cemetery, north of Marshall. Arrangements entrusted to Barnes and Rice Funeral Home of Rockville.

Germaine W. Lighter

Germaine W. Lighter

Nov. 3, 1952-Dec. 18, 2021

 

Germaine W. Lighter, 69, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, at Rosewalk Village of Lafayette, with her husband by her side.

Surviving are her husband, James D. Lighter; her daughter, Angela C. (Jeremy L.) Lawless; and two grandchildren, LilliAnn M. Lawless and Deegan C. Lawless.

Born Nov. 3, 1952, at Vincennes, to a funeral director, Russell Brown, Germaine moved to Linden as a toddler. She was raised in Crawfordsville with her brother Leonard R. Brown (Atkinson) and parents.

She was a 1971 graduate of New Market High School. She worked at the women’s shelter, RB Furniture, Dr. Molin’s and for Sears Optical for years. She loved reading, writing and visiting with family and friends.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Russell (Kathy) and Lorraine (Owen Trimble) Brown.

Cremation was chosen with no services planned at this time.

Hunt & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Annabel Baird Stonecipher

Annabel Baird Stonecipher

Nov. 26, 1922-Nov. 17, 2021.

 

Annabel (Anne) Stonecipher, 98, formerly of Crawfordsville, died at her home in Seminole, Florida, Nov. 17, 2021. Her daughter, Barbara, and son, Philip, were at her side until her passing.

Born in Ridge Farm, Illinois, in 1922, to Lester and Frona McQuillin Baird, the family moved to Veedersburg, in 1930 following the death of her father in a 1926 farming accident. She married Cecil Stonecipher in 1941 and Crawfordsville became their home following his discharge in 1945. They wintered in Seminole since 1982 and moved permanently there in 1996. Cecil died in 2004.

Surviving is daughter Barbara (Gerald) Bell of Urbana, Illinois, and two sons, Robert (Christine Sobrido), Punta Gorda and Philip (Jackie), North Fort Myers. Also surviving are grandchildren, Angela Evans (Jeff Kulka) of Columbia, South Carolina, Monica (Roberto) Alvarez of Chapin, South Carolina, Jason Bell of Savoy, Illinois, Erin (Darin) Wike of Manor, Texas, Ashley Stonecipher of Mariana, Florida, Philip (Morgan) Stonecipher II of New Orleans; Michael (Corina) Stonecipher of Winter Garden, Florida, Andrew (Sarra) Stonecipher of Canyon Lake, Texas, Jake (Abby) Stonecipher of Sault St. Marie, Michigan and Katie (Shane) Curran of Wahiawa, Hawaii. Seven great-grandchildren also grieve her loss, Taylor, Katie, Nate, Corban, Mason, Savannah and her namesake Annabel who will have a sibling in February.

Anne was preceded in death by all three of her siblings, Margaret Lightle, Mary Lightle and William Baird and her daughter-in-law Barbara Williams Stonecipher.

Her ashes will be interred with her husband sometime in the summer of 2022 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville.

During the past two years Annabel had been dealing with increasing dementia and blindness from myopic degeneration, but she continued to enjoy life to its fullest. She was truly a member of the Greatest Generation. During the war she worked full time but quit when her husband returned to become a full-time mother. She and the thousands like her were the model for the perfect mothers of family sitcoms at the time. She was the perfect mother. It was a shock to her oldest to learn in his college years that the family income was at poverty level, but she and her husband built a ranch style home with a full basement on an acre of land. She maintained a large garden which provided fresh, frozen and canned vegetables all year. On that single acre, they also raised their own beef and chickens, and there were always two cars in the drive because she and dad worked together to maintain, repair and reuse what they had available.

Although it seemed an unfair amount was donated to church dinners and school events, she made the best wild raspberry, blackberry and cherry pies and we could not wait until mushroom season. She was unmatched among her peers. She made time to help her husband, a Pack Leader, by being a Cub Scout den mother and was also a leader for several years of a Girl Scout troop. Mom also gave her time to serve as leader of the church youth fellowship at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church during Barb and Phil’s high school years. She was a seamstress, as well, and made her daughter’s prom dress and wedding dress, plus a box of outfits for a Tiny Tears doll given at Christmas. We love the photos of our new matching Christmas pajamas that were made for years as well as our clown costumes made from dyed feed sacks for Halloween that later the grandchildren used.

An avid card player, she belonged to several card clubs playing the popular games of the time, Euchre, Canasta, Samba, Pinochle and Pokeno and she enjoyed Bingo nights. Despite a limited income, she and her husband traveled throughout Indiana and the Midwest with rebuilt campers to fish the ponds for bass and bluegill.

They greatly enjoyed life in Florida in a camper and later a double wide trailer. After Cecil’s death she once confessed that it was sometimes depressing to see her third circle of friends dying, particularly since so many were so young, only in their 70’s. She became the matriarch of the park and was known and loved as “Miss Anne.” She will be missed.

Visit the online guestbook at ReeseFuneral.com.

A celebration of life was held Friday, Nov. 26 at the E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole, Florida. It would have been her 99th birthday.

Keith D. Lindow

Keith D. Lindow

June 22, 1929-Dec. 18, 2021

 

Keith D. Lindow, 92, of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East.

He was born June 22, 1929, at Plymouth, Wisconsin, the son of Edmund P. Lindow and Leota L. Lindow. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1947. A member of the Armed Forces from 1951-1953. Keith graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1957: moving to Crawfordsville and retiring from RR Donnelley and Sons after 35 years.

Keith married Marian E. Glick in 1954 at Mason City, Illinois. They were charter members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Crawfordsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Joan.

He is survived by his wife and three children, Trudi K. Lindow of Florida, Phillip A. Lindow of New York and Jane (Troy) Pierson of Evansville.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1414 E. Wabash Ave., with the Rev. Jeffrey Stone officiating. People are welcome to start gathering at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Private entombment will take place Wednesday at the Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Funeral arrangements are provided by Burkhart Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1414 E. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or a charity of your choice.

Dianne Larue Emery

Dianne Larue Emery

July 12, 1956-Dec. 15, 2021

 

Dianne Larue Emery, 65, of Indianapolis and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021.

She was born July 12, 1956, at Crawfordsville, to the late John E. and Ruth (Yater) Larson.

She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1974. She married the love of her life Steven Michael Emery. He preceded her in death March 6, 2019.

She retired from RR Donnelley’s after 30 years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, shopping and spending time with her family. She loved her pets and accompanying her husband on any outdoor adventure, hiking, fishing and canoeing. She always made sure her hummingbird feeders were full.

She is survived by her brother, John (Lucinda) Larson of Indianapolis; and two uncles, Vic (Janice) Larson of Lafayette and Jack (Susie) Larson of Crawfordsville.

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

Visitation will be at Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care, 202 Bratton Road, Waynetown, on Wednesday, Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at noon, with Chaplain Mike Mercer officiating. Burial will follow at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery. Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care is entrusted with care.

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

Anthony James Ingram

Anthony James Ingram

JANUARY 9, 1972 – DECEMBER 18, 2021

 

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Anthony James Ingram, age 49, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021. Anthony was born January 9, 1972.

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

HARRY D HICKS

HARRY D HICKS

SEPTEMBER 24, 1957 – DECEMBER 17, 2021

 

HARRY D HICKS, age 64, of West Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021. HARRY was born September 24, 1957.

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

Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson

April 23, 1943 - December 17, 2021

 

William “Bill” Ray Thomspon, 78, passed away December 17, 2021 in Brazil, Indiana.
After graduating from Van Buren High School Bill served in the National Guard. Bill retired from Great Dane after working there for over 10 years.
Bill is survived by his wife, Mary Thompson.
In accordance with Bill’s wishes, cremation will take place with no services.

Nancy Lee Bassett

Nancy Lee Bassett

FEBRUARY 6, 1940 – DECEMBER 17, 2021

 

Nancy Phillips Bassett, Carmel, formerly of Greencastle and Fillmore, passed away on December 17th, 2021 at Brownsburg Meadows Nursing Home.

She was born on February 6th, 1940 to C.N. and Helen (McKamey) Phillips. She married Duane Bassett on June 1st, 1963 and he survives.

Nancy attended Indiana State University where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and was recognized as a 50-year member in 2008.

She was previously employed by DePauw University and IBM Corporation in the field of Human Resources. She was employed at both IBM in Greencastle, IN and Mechanicsburg, PA.

She was a member of the Washburn Chapter of DAR, Putnam County Foundation, Putnam County Museum and First Christian Church. She was on the Executive Committee of Christian Women’s Club in the Indianapolis North Chapter and the Business and Professional Women’s Club. Previously, she was a long-time advocate for the disabled, serving as Coordinator of the Putnam County Council on Handicapped Citizens and on the Board of Directors of the Parent Information Resource Center in Indianapolis. She was also the Indiana Public Relations Director for the National League of Families of Prisoners of War, in Southeast Asia.

In addition to her husband of 58 years, she is survived by a daughter, Malinda Bassett Irelan, son-in-law Ron and grandson, Matthew. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Maria.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Bittles and Hurt Funeral with Pastor Gary Cornwell officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday.

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

Robert Eugene Tryon

Robert Eugene Tryon

SEPTEMBER 23, 1942 – DECEMBER 18, 2021

 

Robert (Bob) Eugene Tryon, age 79, passed away quietly at his home in Nashville, Indiana on Saturday, December 18, 2021.

Bob was the son of Eugene Albert Tryon and Anita Mae (Rigney) Tryon. He was born September 23, 1942 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Bob was a graduate of Gerstmeyer Technical High School and received his Bachelor and Master Degrees from Indiana State University. With a major in Industrial Education, Bob taught 13 years at Edinburgh Community Jr/Sr High School at Edinburgh, Indiana and became the Vocational Director.

His creative ability and business knowledge led to an offer to work in sales in the Agriculture Division for Ralston Purina Company, later to become Purina Mills, Inc. This provided a wonderful opportunity for Bob to reach his potential in sales. Five times he was named to the General Sales Advisory Board and four times named Eastern Region President including two consecutive years. Bob retired from Purina after 25 years of hard work and dedication.

Bob was an avid pheasant hunter and enjoyed his trips with his hunting buddies throughout the Midwest. He also enjoyed fishing, playing golf, and had a passion for woodworking and traveling with his family.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Mae (Leach) Tryon and his son Chad Robert Tryon (Heather Turpin) of Hamilton, Ohio. He is also survived by his sister, Jeanenne Secrest (Pat) of Terre Haute, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 23, 2021 from 11am - 1pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. Memorial service will begin at 1pm with a graveside to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

The Family of Bob asks that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and the Dementia Society of America in his name.

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

Homer H. Williams

Homer H. Williams

March 27, 1924-Dec. 15, 2021

 

Homer H. Williams, 97, of New Ross passed away Dec. 15, 2021, at Homewood Health in Lebanon.

He was born March 27, 1924, at Crawfordsville, to Earl M. and Nellie (Hadley) Williams. He married Dorothy Thomas. She preceded him in death.

Mr. Williams had been a farmer. 

Preceding him in death is his wife; his parents; and children, Keith Williams, Sarah Williams and Nancy Pirtle.

Survivors include: his grandchildren, Stacy Chatman, Chad Williams, Craig Pirtle and Kristi Howell; along with eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with visitation 4-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20. He will be buried at New Ross Cemetery.

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

Daniel Howard Westbrook

Daniel Howard Westbrook

June 27, 1944-Nov. 26, 2021

 

Daniel Howard Westbrook passed away Nov. 26, 2021, in the Piedmont ICU, Pineville, North Carolina.

He resided in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with his wife of 26 years, Diane V. (Teeple) Westbrook.

Dan was born June 27, 1944, at Indianapolis, to Mary Martha (Ford) Riggle and Howard Westbrook. He was raised in Roachdale by his mother and highly respected step-father Richard D. Riggle.

After graduating from Roachdale High School in 1962, he earned his degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University. Dan spent most of his career in the garment and clothing manufacturing business. Settling as an Ameriprise financial advisor. At one time in his life, he was an owner/operator of Two D Manufacturing in Veedersburg.

Dan is survived by his wife; three children, Kevin Howard Westbrook, Anita Danielle (Westbrook) Danniel and Heather Diane (Westbrook) Duff; and step-daughter Tracy Rose; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his siblings, who knew him as brother “Boone,” including elder brother David Gatlin, younger sister Kathleen Mary (Westbrook) Collings, younger brothers, Ronald D. Riggle and Charles V. Riggle, and step-sister Virginia Carol (Westbrook) King.

Dan was preceded in death by his oldest brother, C. Thomas Gatlin; father; mother and step-father.

Dan’s favorite flower was the rose. His step-father was a prize winning rose grower.

Mildred Hamilton Anderson

Mildred Hamilton Anderson

June 19, 1927-Dec. 15, 2021

 

Mildred Reynolds Hamilton Anderson of Crawfordsville passed away at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, at Whitlock Place. She was 94.

Born unto Clayborn Eugene and Martha Frances West Reynolds on June 19, 1927, and raised in Waynetown, she married Walter O. Hamilton Sr. and they were blessed with seven children. He passed away Oct. 12, 1979. She later married Robert R. Anderson and he also passed away.

Surviving family includes: three sons, Jim (Sandy) Hamilton of Virginia, Walter and Roger Hamilton of Crawfordsville; four daughters, Sharon Hamilton, Cathie Randles, Cindy (Tom) Klepfer and Jacki Hamilton, all of Crawfordsville; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Paul West and Eugene Reynolds; sisters, Katherine Ray, Wanda Ward and Vivian Myers; and a great-grandson.

Mildred had been a member of Milligan Memorial Presbyterian Church since 1953 until it’s closing in 2019. She is a member of Athens Chapter #97 of O.E.S. and a life member of the VFW. She volunteered as a Pink Lady for 35 years and made the baby bonnets for the OB Unit. Mildred loved her family and loved fixing family meals. She loved taking care of her yard and flowers. She was an avid NASCAR fan.

Public visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20 at Burkhart Funeral Home. Private services will be held with a burial at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.

The family would like to extend its gratitude to the staff at Whitlock Place and to Physiocare Home Health Care and Hospice for their loving care given to Mildred and to the Burkhart family for their support and guidance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ASI (Ability Services), 1237 Concord Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Kathy Ilene Barnes

Kathy Ilene Barnes

June 28, 1949-Dec. 14, 2021

 

Kathy Ilene Barnes, 72, of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

Kathy was born June 28, 1949, at Crawfordsville, to Bill and Betty Peterman. She married John T. Barnes on April 18, 1970.

Survivors include: her husband, Johnny of 51 years; two sons, John (Billy) Barnes and Shaun (Moriah) Barnes of Crawfordsville; six grandchildren, Dakoda, Bailly and Reagan Barnes of Crawfordsville and Miranda, Bentley and Paislie Barnes of Waveland; two great-grandchildren, Addasyn Barnes and Carter Foxworthy of Crawfordsville; niece Krisonda Todd of Terra Haute; and nephew Brent Melvin of Crawfordsville; as well as many other great nieces and nephews. She loved them all like her own.

 

Kathy was a graduate of Crawfordsville High School. She was a life-long servant of the Lord. She absolutely loved her church family members from over the years. Most currently she was a member of New Life Apostolic Church. Kathy spent most of her life as a homemaker, raising two boys and our dad along with us. She really had her hands full, but she never gave up and continued showing us the right ways in life. Over the year, Kathy also was employed by RR Donnelly and Golden Books.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Betty Peterman; sister and best friend, Brenda Joyce Gayler; and grandson Ashton Barnes.

Our mom never knew a stranger and was loved by many who she had touched the hearts of. She lived her life as an example of a true child of God. She loved her family more than anything and made a lot of sacrifices for us over the years. We are all so lucky to have gotten to feel her love.

Cremation was chosen and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. If you came across Kathy and you felt love or admiration for her, then the feeling was mutual. She loved you as well.

Hunt & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Donald A. Bradshaw

Donald A. Bradshaw

September 5, 1958 - December 15, 2021

 

Donald A. Bradshaw, 63, of Brazil, Indiana passed away at St. Vincent Hospital, in Indianapolis, following a brief illness.

He was born on September 5, 1958, in Long Branch, New Jersey, the son of John H. and Martha Carolyn (Welch) Bradshaw. He graduated from Forest Lake High School in Minnesota with the class of 1976. Don worked for Great Dane Trailers in Brazil and Terre Haute. He retired from Eli Lilly after working for their company in Clinton and Indianapolis for several years.

Don was mechanically savvy and could fix just about anything. He loved his many farm animals especially his dogs and cats.

He was preceded in death by his father John; grandparents: William and Orlean Bradshaw and Don and Mary Welch; and his nephew Nathan Beyers.

Don leaves behind his mother Martha Carolyn Bradshaw; brother Jay Bradshaw; sister Lisa Beyers (Patrick); nieces and nephews: Elizabeth Coley (Noah), Caroline Allen (Jordan), Rebecca Beyers, Samuel Beyers; great-nieces and nephews: Henry Coley, Elliott Coley, Benjamin Coley, Amelia Coley, Arthur Coley, Jacob Allen, and Maddie Allen; aunt and uncle Kathy Welch and Robert Bradshaw; daughter Haley Britton; son Jonathan Bradshaw.

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will be held at the funeral home, on Tuesday, at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.

Donations can be made to The Clay County Youth Food Delivery Program c/o YMCA of Clay County 225 E. Kruzan St. Brazil, Indiana 47834. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.

DeLoss Wright Greenlee

DeLoss Wright Greenlee

MAY 30, 1938 – DECEMBER 15, 2021

 

DeLoss Wright “Dee” Greenlee, 83, of Fillmore passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Dee was born in Coatesville on May 30, 1938, the son of Lloyd Francis and Leona Pearl (Wright) Greenlee, and was a 1956 graduate of Fillmore High School.

Mr. Greenlee was a member of Fillmore United Methodist Church. He was inducted into the Fillmore Little League Baseball Hall of Fame for his achievements as a coach over 35 years. He retired from GTE after 35 years of service, and worked in various other capacities after retirement. Dee was a longtime coach in Putnam County, coaching Little League Baseball, softball, and high school baseball. He was a life-long loyal fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and an avid lover of high school sports, where he made many great friends over the years. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, his high school sweetheart, Letitia Greenlee; three children, Doug Greenlee, (Shelly), Sandy Welty, (Kent), and Troy Greenlee, (Becky); a sister, Twyla Habig; ten grandchildren, Erin, Nixon, (Joe), Erica Greenlee, Tyler Welty, (Sara), Cory Welty, (Ronica), Nathan Welty, (Grace), Trey Greenlee, R.J. Greenlee, Janae Greenlee, Jordan Hickam, (Kellie), and Rodney Ford; three great-grandchildren, Joey Nixon, Ty Nixon, and Brynlee Welty; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Keith Greenlee.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 20, 2021, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastors Brian Palmer-Smith and Steve Ailes officiating. Burial will follow in Coatesville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Monday.

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

Tresa Loveall

Tresa Loveall

April 21, 1985 - December 3, 2021

 

Tresa Loveall, 36, passed away Friday, December 3, 2021 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Tresa was born April 21, 1985 to Jack and Janis (Keeler) Loveall in Brazil.
Tresa was a 2003 graduate of Northview High School. After graduation, she worked in childcare for several years. She loved to help others, and never had an unkind word to say about anyone. Tresa was a member of Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church for many years. She enjoyed singing, and sang in the children’s choir at church when she was growing up. Tresa loved to spend time with her family, and her many friends.
Tresa is preceded in death by her father, Jack Loveall, and one brother, Greg Loveall.
She is survived by her mother, Janis Loveall, and several extended family members.
To share a memory of Tresa please visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Donald Gene French

Donald Gene French

Dec. 9, 1943-Dec. 13, 2021

 

Donald Gene French, 78, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, at St Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born Dec. 9 ,1943, at Crawfordsville, to the late Ralph Henry and Alleen (Morrison) French.

Sam Stephens

Sam Stephens

Feb. 23, 1964-Dec. 11, 2021

 

Sam Stephens of Lafayette passed away at 3:36 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. He was 57.

Sam was born Feb. 23, 1964, at Crawfordsville, the son of Walter Stephens and Lureaine Greer Stephens. He attended school at Southmont.

Surviving family includes: mother Lureaine Stephens; three sisters, Lorena Elmore (Jim), Diana Stephens and Susan Stephens; brother Mike Stephens; three nephews; and four great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father on Dec. 5, 2020.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery, led by Pastor Mike Whitacre. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

Gary J. Popp

Gary J. Popp

Nov. 24, 1939-Dec. 11, 2021

 

Gary J. Popp, 82, of Crawfordsville passed away on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

Gary was born Nov. 24, 1939, at Painesville, Ohio, to James F. Popp and Esther E. (Sommers) Popp.

Gary is survived by son Davey (Della) Popp; daughter Terri (Kirk) Barrick; two brothers, Gail (Delores) Popp and Maynard Popp; long-time companion Starla Carver; step-children, Brandon (Jamie) Brown, Caleb (Sara) Brown, Kyle Carver and Cassie Carver; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by father James; mother Esther; step-mother Helen Popp; brother Frank J. Popp; two sons, Damon and James “Jimmy” Popp; and wife, Connie (Niece) Popp.

Gary was an avid Ohio State fan. He enjoyed lottery tickets, mowing and laughing. He looked forward to Sunday nights, he loved going to work. Gary worked at Penguin Random House for seven years. His motto was “time to make the donuts.” Gary served his county in the United States Army.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Friday, Dec. 17 from 2 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 4 p.m., with Pastor Vernon Dowell officiating. The service will be lived-streamed and recorded and can be viewed on his obituary page.

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

Bob White

Bob White

Sept. 12, 1964-Dec. 2, 2021

 

Bob White, 57, of Richmond, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021.

Bob was born Sept. 12, 1964, in Clinton, Indiana, to Robert A. and Linda Nevins White. He was a 1982 graduate of Southmont High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University in 1986.

Bob moved to Richmond from Lafayette, Indiana, and had previously lived in Johnson City, Tennessee. While in Lafayette, he had been a general manager at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Bob was a transporter for Safeway Driveaway and formerly owned Richmond 40 Bowl. He was an avid sports fan, who loved NASCAR and Indy Car racing. Bob also loved the Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts.

He was a wonderful husband and father, who worked hard every single day to provide for his family. His love for his family was only matched by the love for his many pets. Bob will be severely missed by those who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Cindy White; son Eric White of Muncie, Indiana; grandcats, Sadie and Marie; mother Linda White of Crawfordsville, Indiana; aunt Karen White of Rockville, Indiana; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Ed and Mary Kay White and Lloyd and Helen Nevins; uncles, Mac and Jack White; and aunt Vera White.

A celebration of life for Bob White will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, at the Centerville Christian Church Family Center, 111 N. Morton Ave., Centerville. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Help The Animals Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Charles Milton Brown

Charles Milton Brown

June 8, 1980 - December 4, 2021

 

On Saturday, December 4, 2021, Charles Milton Brown, 41, ascended to heaven. He leaves behind his father, Dondus Brown, Sr., mother and stepfather, Gloria and Ted Sentner, son, Bradley Charles Sentner, brothers Don Brown, Jr., Cory and Zack Sentner, sisters Susan Brown, Anastasia and Melanie Sentner, niece, Mikayla Sentner, nephew, Delano Sentner as well as several aunts and uncles.

Charlie was a phenomenal artist and novice gardener who loved stargazing, Kenny Rogers and the Outsiders. He loved being outdoors and especially loved fishing and hunting.

He was a kind, sweet, affectionate soul who loved his family and brightened every room with his smile.

Cremation services have been entrusted to French Funeral Home, in Brazil.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.

LeRoy K. Howes

LeRoy K. Howes

January 9, 1929 - December 13, 2021

 

LeRoy K. Howes, 92 of Brazil, passed away December 13, 2021, at Hutsonwood. He was born January 9, 1929, in Terre Haute, the son of Arnold and Esther Reimer Howes. He was a graduate of Brazil High School, Class of 1947, where he was an outstanding athlete in three sports. Following graduation, he attended Indiana State University where he played football for three years.

LeRoy and Suzanne Hunter Howes were married September 20, 1950, and soon after he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. The Korean War was winding down and he spent two years as a Radar Bomb Squadron Technician. He was stationed in Atlanta and Birmingham airport centers, as well as two years in Frankfort, Germany and Paris, France.

Upon his discharge in 1956, LeRoy joined the A T &T Co. in Terre Haute. He was the operations supervisor for 32 years, retiring in 1989. He has been a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church.

LeRoy was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter. He was especially proud of being able to participate in watching his son’s and granddaughters sporting events in later years. He also enjoyed photography and learned how to develop photos as well. He did photos of sporting events and had prized photos of nature.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Suzanne; sons, Mark Howes and wife Lisa of Greencastle and John Howes and wife Bess of Terre Haute; granddaughters, Megan Howes, Madeline Howes, Abigail Thorlton and husband Nick, and Zoe Howes; three nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister Peggy Pell and husband Bill Pell and brother-in-law Roy Hunter and wife Martha.

Services will be held Friday at 2:00 at the Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, IN. with Pastor Kerry Clear officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12-2. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the YMCA 225 E. Kruzan St. Brazil, IN. 47834.

 

Peggy S Fogle

Peggy S Fogle

OCTOBER 31, 1942 – DECEMBER 13, 2021

 

Peggy S Fogle, age 79, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Monday, December 13, 2021. Peggy was born October 31, 1942.

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

Earl Bayer

Earl Bayer

October 21, 1951 - December 7, 2021

 

Earl Lee Bayer, 70, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Earl was born to the late Joseph and Betty (Hardman) Bayer on October 21, 1951 in Brazil, Indiana.
On February 14, 2003 Earl married Patricia Louise Lutz who preceded him in death in 2015.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, three siblings, Betty Nevel, Oscar Bayer, and Phill Bayer.
Survivors include his son, Earl Bayer Jr., daughter, Irlene Bayer, grandchildren, Brooklyn Dawn Bemis (Bayer), Dakota Michael Bayer, Raven Lynn Bayer, Katelyn Marie Bayer, and Danielle Nicole Nelson, cousin, Cheryl & Gene Dulin, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Tammi and Bobbo Head, and six grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Patrick W. Boyd

Patrick W. Boyd

September 22, 1947 - December 10, 2021

 

Patrick W. Boyd, 74, of Brazil, passed away unexpectedly on December 10, 2021 at his home.

Pat was born on September 22, 1947, in Terre Haute, Indiana the son of John Boyd and Mabel (Featherston) Kaelber. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1965. Pat retired from Leer Corporation in Greencastle several years ago. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed going to Trade Days, anything to do with cars, and hunting. He was a member of the VFW 1127 and the Brazil First United Methodist Church.

Pat was preceded in death by his parents John Boyd and Mable Kaelber.

Pat leaves behind his children: Michael Boyd and wife Shelly of Bloomington, Paul Boyd and wife Vicki of Brazil, and Tiffany Grey and husband Chad of Zionsville; grandchildren: Lucas, Spencer, Linlie, Brianna, Caden, Ainsley, Landry, and Ashelyn; great-grandchildren: Liam; siblings: Jim Boyd, Walter Gard, Darlene Royer, and Jackie Ward; as well as several extended family and friends.

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, on Monday, December 20, 2021 from 4-7pm. Services will follow at the funeral home at 7:00pm.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

Dr. Francis Guy 'Doc' McGrady Jr.

Dr. Francis Guy ‘Doc’ McGrady Jr.

Sept. 21, 1933-Dec. 11, 2021

 

Dr. Francis Guy “Doc” McGrady Jr., 88, of Hillsboro passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital, following a six-month battle with esophageal cancer.

Francis was born Sept. 21, 1933 at Rising Sun, Maryland. He was the son of the late Francis Guy McGrady and Lida (Ewing) McGrady. Francis grew up on a dairy farm and was active in 4-H, raising Jersey cattle and participating in state and national judging contests. Francis graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1951. He attended the University of Maryland for two years where he wrestled and took the necessary courses to enroll in veterinary school. He was assisted in his college expenses by a scholarship he earned due to his outstanding 4-H work. Francis then enrolled at Michigan State University and graduated as a doctor of veterinary medicine in 1957.

 

While attending Michigan State, Francis met and married Donna (Summers) McGrady of Waverly, Illinois. They moved to Hillsboro where he designed and built the home in which they raised five sons together: David Guy McGrady, Winona Lake, Indiana; Daniel Harold (Renee) McGrady, Hillsboro, Indiana; Mark Ennis (Misty) McGrady, Franklin, Tennessee; Gary Michael (Tina) McGrady, Hillsboro, Indiana; and Timothy Francis (Lori) McGrady, Hillsboro, Indiana.

Francis and Donna were divorced in 1984. He married Valerie Ann (Searle) McGrady on Sept. 15, 1984. She preceded him in death on May 12, 2021.

Upon graduation from Michigan State, Francis began practicing veterinary medicine in Fountain and Montgomery counties, first with Drs. Kenneth Preston and Tom Freas and then with Drs. Freas and Carl Jolley. Francis began acquiring farmland in 1967 in Fountain and Montgomery counties upon which he raised hogs, cattle, corn and soybeans. Francis opened his own veterinary clinic in Hillsboro in 1970. Also in 1970, he founded Pro-Gain Feeds which provides vitamin and mineral premix for hogs and cattle pursuant to formulas he invented himself. The Pro-Gain business has continued to the time of his death. Francis was a dealer of Crow’s Seed Corn for many years.

Francis was known in the community for his work ethic. Even after “retiring,” he began gathering and restoring farm trucks, tractors, implements and equipment to document how farming was transformed during his lifetime. These items are housed in a post and beam barn designed and built by Francis using timber harvested from one of his farms. The museum is located on the former site of Pro-Gain Feeds south of Hillsboro. The barn and equipment are intended to be preserved as a museum of these farming methods.

Francis also worked tirelessly at restoring old cemeteries in Cain Township, especially the Old Hillsboro Cemetery along Coal Creek next to his home. Francis was president of the Hillsboro Community Booster Club when the annual Beef Bar-B-Q was launched in September 1957. He was a youth baseball coach, swine superintendent at the Fountain County 4-H fair and active in the Indiana Pork Producers.

Surviving Francis are a brother, Donald (Marina) McGrady of Charlottesville, Virginia; a sister-in-law, Susan (Harvey) McGrady of Rising Sun, Maryland; four of his sons; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Renee (Tom) Campbell, Sabrina (Greg) Petesch and Eric (Melissa) Doll; five step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, Valerie, Francis was preceded in death by a brother, Harvey E. McGrady; a son, Daniel McGrady; and a daughter-in-law, Susan Baldwin McGrady.

Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, with a service following at 6 p.m. with Pastor David Inskeep officiating. The barn museum with the farm equipment Francis lovingly assembled and restored will be open for self-guided tours at 680 S. State Road 341, Hillsboro from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the day of the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be considered to the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 65, Hillsboro, IN 47949 or the Southeast Fountain Community Foundation, ATTN: Cain Township Cemetery Preservation Fund, the Daniel and Renee McGrady Family Fund or the Hillsboro/Cain Township Community Fund, P.O. Box 95, Veedersburg, IN 47987. Donations may also be made online at www.wicf-inc.org.

Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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

Doris Kathryn Hipsher

Doris Kathryn Hipsher

July 14, 1929-Dec. 10, 2021

 

Doris Kathryn Hipsher, 92, of rural Veedersburg passed away at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, at Ben Hur Nursing Home in Crawfordsville.

Doris was born July 14, 1929, at Covington, the daughter of Lowell E. And Thelma (McManomy) Kiser. She married Edward Allen Hipsher on June 26, 1948, at Williamsport. He preceded her in death Oct. 20, 2009.

Surviving family include: two sons, Larry Hipsher, Veedersburg, and Mike Hipsher, Pittsboro; sister Karen Gee, Covington; and grandson Todd Hipsher, Oak Harbor, Washington.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 at Rockfield Cemetery near Veedersburg.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

Susan Elizabeth Mooney

Susan Elizabeth Mooney

SEPTEMBER 25, 1945 – DECEMBER 12, 2021

 

Susan Elizabeth "Suzie" Mooney, age 76, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021. Susan was born September 25, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan.

Suzie enjoyed martial arts and was awarded a green belt at Mr. Mintons Martial Arts Studio. She was a proud member of the Bobby Vinton Fan Club, and loved listening to country music. After moving to 12 Points in 1970, she was often seen walking to Vi's Café on Lafayette Avenue. She never met a stranger, and left a lasting impression with everyone she met. Her beautiful smile and sweet ways will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph P. Mooney, and mother, Lois E. Mooney (Clark).

She leaves behind her brother, Robert J. Mooney of Danville, Illinois and sister, Alyce L. Mullen of Terre Haute. Also, her nieces and nephews: Andrea S. Lake (Reeder), Jeff A. Reeder, Sarah L. Cook (Nicholas) and Bryan T. Skipo, many great nieces and nephews, cousins and numerous friends that Suzie has met along the way.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 1 PM in the Chapel of Roselawn Funeral Home, with Pastor Larry Lilly officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends from 11 AM until time of services. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Mooney family.

Imogene Crowe

Imogene Crowe

September 28, 1921 - December 11, 2021

 

Imogene Crowe, 100, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on December 11, 2021 while staying at Cobblestone Crossing, in Terre Haute.

Imogene was born on September 28, 1921, in rural Clay County, Indiana the daughter of Ernest and Mae (Boyce) Dietz. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1939 and then Indiana Central College (now known as the University of Indianapolis) in 1943 with a degree in education. She taught in Indianapolis Public Schools, Jackson Township Elementary School and Cloverdale Elementary School. She married Edgar Crowe on July 24, 1946; he preceded her in death on May 27, 2009.

She was a member of the Prairie City United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher for many years. She also enjoyed photography and quilting. She was a 4-H Leader for 35 years. In the winter months she and Edgar would travel to Braden Castle, Bradenton, Florida. While there she worked to have the Braden Castle placed on the historic registry which she achieved in 1983.

Imogene was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Mae Dietz, her husband Edgar Crowe, and her son Ernest W. Crowe.

Imogene leaves behind her son Forrest L. Crowe and wife Carol of Jasonville; grandsons: Jeremiah Crowe and wife Belinda and Isaac Crowe and wife Melissa; a great-granddaughter Sierra Crowe and fiancé Anthony Froehlich.

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 11 PM until 1:00 PM. Services will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, at 1:00 PM with Pastor Ron Riggs officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery.

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

Terry Dee Liffick

Terry Dee Liffick

JANUARY 16, 1942 – DECEMBER 11, 2021

 

Terry Dee Liffick, age 79, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Terry was born January 16, 1942.

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

Joyce Juanita Jones

Joyce Juanita Jones

DECEMBER 12, 1932 – DECEMBER 9, 2021

 

Joyce Juanita (McMillan) Jones, 88, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

She was born at home on December 12, 1932 to Lossan V. and Nell (Wilson) McMillan in Indianapolis. She lived in Mooresville for five years before moving to Greencastle, where her maternal grandparents, Wilson lived in 1942. She graduated from Greencastle High School.

Joyce was a lifelong member of Gobin United Methodist Church and that was where she met Norman W. Jones. They were married August 1, 1952 and celebrated 51 years of marriage before his passing in December 2003. She was also a choir member at the church for over 50 years and a Bells of Gobin for several years. She loved life and enjoyed traveling around the World.

She had worked at Public Service and Mallory Capacitor.

She was a loving mother and grandmother, having two sons, Randall (Jamie) Jones and Douglas Jones; grandchildren, Jeanette (Justin) Bozied and Lossan Jones; great grandson, Jack Bozied, Austin, TX; a sister, Martha Garcia of Fort Worth, TX, two nephews, Christopher Garcia, Indianapolis and Lossan Garcia, Fort Worth, TX.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, a newborn daughter, Rhonda, on New Year’s Day in 1954; and her brother, James R. McMillan.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM at Forest Hill Cemetery on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

The family will receive friends at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home from 10:00 AM until time of service on Tuesday.

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

Trevor Lynn Smith

Trevor Lynn Smith

JUNE 9, 1994 – DECEMBER 6, 2021

 

Trevor Lynn Smith, 27, of Fishers passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021.

Trevor was born in Roachdale on June 9, 1994, the son of Gary and Sara (Doreff) Smith, and was a 2013 graduate of North Putnam High School. He attended Indiana University.

Mr. Smith worked as a Technical Advisor with Indie Asset Partners in Carmel for several years. He was active in sports in high school and enjoyed playing football. He also enjoyed playing music. He was currently involved in Jiu-Jitsu. Trevor loved comedy and making people laugh.

Survivors include his parents; a bonus father, James Noll; four siblings, Courtney Smith, Krista Bryant, Colten Smith, (Danielle), and Cody Smith; two bonus siblings, Sahara Noll, and Taven Noll; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home, or one hour prior to time of service.

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

Vickie Lynn Ash

Vickie Lynn Ash

JUNE 25, 1955 – DECEMBER 7, 2021

 

Vickie Lynn Ash, age 66, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Vickie was born June 25, 1955.

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

Vera Lavonne Snapp

Vera Lavonne Snapp

AUGUST 1, 1935 – DECEMBER 10, 2021

 

Vera Lavonne Snapp, age 86, of Brazil, Indiana passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021. Vera was born August 1, 1935.

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

Phyllis Ann (Paddock) Bryant

Phyllis Ann (Paddock) Bryant

August 28, 1931 ~ December 10, 2021 (age 90)

 

Phyllis Ann Bryant, age 90 passed away December 10th, 2021. She was born August 28th, 1931 as the second born child out of six to William Paul and Gayle (Smith) Paddock. She was married to Elmer Lee Bryant of Eminence, September 27th, 1951. Phyllis was a farmer and homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Elmer Lee, Daughters Patricia Ann Jordan, Carol Jones and sisters Mary Lou Owen, Martha Mae Starkey and Lois Day. She is survived by her four granddaughters, one grandson, six great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, sisters Linda Friday and Kay Archer, many nieces and nephews, and special friends Angel and Ronnie Phelps, Brad Stierwalt, and Lannie and Judy Clifford.

               

Funeral Services will be held December 14th, 2021 at 11:00am, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held from 9:00am until service time. Burial will follow the service at Stilesville Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Ronald E. Elliott Sr.

Ronald E. Elliott Sr.

August 25, 1946 - December 9, 2021

 

Ronald E. Elliott Sr., 75, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on December 9, 2021, following a brief illness.

Ron was born on August 25, 1946, in Terre Haute, Indiana, the son of Earl and Beulah (Ault) Elliott. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. As a civilian, he worked as a truck driver, for Jet Star, as well as other trucking companies. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also an avid motorcyclist.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Beulah Elliott and two sisters Connie Wilson and Barbara Auterson.

Ron leaves behind his son Ronald and Leigh Anna Elliott of Terre Haute; two granddaughters Emileigh and Abagail; nieces and nephews: Carol, Patty, Tony and Tim as well as several great-nieces and nephews.

Cremation services have been entrusted to French Funeral Home in Brazil.

Charles H. Dixon

Charles H. Dixon

March 16, 1942 - December 9, 2021

 

Charles H. Dixon, 79, of Greenwood, Indiana, passed away, at his home, on December 9, 2021.

Chuck was born on March 16, 1942, in Brazil, Indiana, the son of Carl and Marie Dixon. He graduated from Brazil High School and then enlisted in the United States Army where he served during the Vietnam era. As a civilian he worked for CSX Rail Road. When he wasn’t working he enjoyed golfing, traveling, and skeet shooting.

He was preceded in death by his parents Carl Dixon and Marie McHargue and his beloved dog Freckles.

He leaves behind his daughter Kristi Dixon of Whiteland, Indiana and two step-sisters Sara Hart and Gail Vingo both of California.

Graveside services will be at Calcutta Cemetery on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 2:30pm.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

Rex Noland Franklin

Rex Noland Franklin

Aug. 10, 1966-Dec. 7, 2021

 

Rex Noland Franklin, 55, of Marshall passed away Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, in Marshall.

He was a crane operator and transported the Amish.

He was born Aug. 10, 1966, at Crawfordsville, to the late Rex Manion and Deloris Welever Manion.

Survivors include: two sons, Nathan Crouch and Larry Crouch, both of Crawfordsville; two daughters, Jasmon Stonebraker of Reynolds Station, Kentucky and Elizabeth Emerson of Crawfordsville; three brothers, Tom (Andrea) Franklin of Rockville, James (Peggy) Manion of Crawfordsville and Allen Franklin; five sisters, Judy Rogers, Gloria Jarrad of Greencastle, Wanda (Michael) Horgan of Pensacola, Florida, Rexanna Rose Manion and Karen Manion; two grandchildren, Rebecca Crouch and Lois Crouch.

He was an ordained minister. He didn’t know a stranger, he liked going to the Gas & Grille and helping other people. He found good in everyone, he loved animals and gardening. He had very a big heart.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at Gooch Funeral Home, 112 W. Howard St., Rockville. Visitation is noon to 2p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Marvin Wayne Shaw

Marvin Wayne Shaw

Nov. 11, 1932-Dec. 8, 2021

 

Marvin Wayne Shaw, 89, of Kingman passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, at The Lane House in Crawfordsville.

He was born Nov. 11, 1932, at Arthur, Illinois, to the late Pearl Brian Shaw and Ruth (Keys) Flood-Shaw.

 

Marvin graduated from Arthur High School in Illinois in 1952 and proudly served his country in the United States Army as a seargent from 1953-1955. After returning home he attended auctioneer school. His first auctioneer job was at the Arthur Sale Barn in Arthur, Illinois selling horses and he continued auctioneering at many farm sales for 40 years. One of his favorite jobs was helping sell the boys and girls 4-H animals at the Fountain County 4-H auctions. He also drove a school bus for Southeast Fountain Schools for 35 years. He really enjoyed hauling the boys and girls to their various school and sports activities. He was known as one of the greatest school bus drivers ever by many. He had many great memories, such as the banty chickens that rode under the school bus all the way to school and the students had to catch the chickens.

Marvin was married Oct. 7, 1967, to Helen Ashwill, who survives. He is also survived by two sons, Kevin W. (Christine) Shaw of Hillsboro and Kurt A. Shaw of Kingman; nephew Dennis Conn of Tuscola, Illinois; great niece Tracy Bovee of Bloomington, Illinois, and her three sons; nieces, Linda Flood of Texas and Lisa Flood of Wisconsin; and great nephew Elliott Conn of Champaign, Illinois.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Marjorie Conn and Shirley Swisher-Schrock; step-brothers, Joseph Shaw and Jim Flood; and nephew Michael Swisher.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman. Cremation will follow the service with burial of cremains at Arthur Cemetery in Arthur, Illinois at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Fountain County 4-H Fund.

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

Delva Ann Cooksey

Delva Ann Cooksey

Dec. 7, 2021

 

Delva Ann Cooksey, 85, of Anderson, wife to Robert Charles Cooksey, passed away Dec. 7, 2021.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home.

Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, Clemson.

To view the complete obituary visit RobinsonFuneralHomes.com or Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Cremations, Central-Clemson Commons.

Connie Kouns

Connie Kouns

Feb. 10, 1954-Dec. 5, 2021

 

Connie Kouns, 67 of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday evening, Dec. 5, 2021, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

She was born Feb. 10, 1954, at Lebanon, to Ellis and Martha Freeland. She had worked at McDonalds and Buffalo Wild Wings.

She married Ivan Kouns on March 9, 1990, he survives. Also surviving are his children, Michael (Tamara) Riddle, Chris Riddle, Angela French, Timothy Kouns and Jesse Kouns. She has eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be from noon to 2 P.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the service.

Charles Purl

Charles Purl

August 8, 1931 - December 8, 2021

 

Charles Purl Jr. 90, passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Charles was born to the late Charles and Norma (Addington) Purl in Booneville, Indiana.
Charles graduated from Clay City High School in 1948 then attended Indiana State College. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1952 and served as an Air Traffic Controller at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines from 1954 to 1956.
Mr. Purl started teaching in Brazil High School in 1957 and got his M.A. degree in 1960. He moved to Hollywood, Florida in 1962 where he taught for 30 years. After retiring in 1992, he moved o North Fort Myer, Florida where he spent the winters while spending the summer months at Dietz Recreation Park near Centerpoint, Indiana.
Mr. Purl was a life member of Clay City VFW Post 6606, Brazil American Legion Post #2, Clay City Masonic Lodge, Hollywood Florida Elks Lodge, and was a member of Araba Shrine in Fort Myers.
Charles is preceded in death by his parents, nephew, Mike Swalley, and niece Ann Ritorto.
Charles is survived by his sister, Bonnie Swalley (Ben) of Brownsburg, niece and nephew, Benita Turner (Rick), and Jack Swalley (Robin) both of Brownsburg, as well as several extended family members.
Cremation will take place.
Burial of cremated remains will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery with military honors at a later date.

Shirley L. Rinehart

Shirley L. Rinehart

NOVEMBER 26, 1939 – DECEMBER 9, 2021

 

Heaven just got rowdy. Shirley L. Rinehart left this Earth and all her troubles behind on the morning of Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Harrison’s Crossing Health Campus. Born on November 26, 1939 in Tennessee, Illinois to Elmer and Vera Bice, Shirley set out to live a life of adventure.

After graduating from Colchester High School, Shirley moved to Chicago. She worked for the Chicago Bears, reporting directly to the owner, whom she fondly referred to as Papa Bear. Fate and a mixed up date led her to meet the love of her life, James “Jim” Rinehart. The two married on June 20, 1959.

Shirley and Jim owned Harvest Gold Laundry together. She was a member of American Legion Post 104 Auxiliary and Elks Lodge 86. Anyone who knew Shirley knew that she loved to have a good time. Armed with a quick wit, unmatched sarcasm, and a Bacardi and diet, there was no party that Shirley couldn’t liven up. She knew everyone, and if she didn’t, she was quick to fix that. Shirley had a beautiful voice and was always one of the first ones at the mic on karaoke night. Her radiant smile, amazing sense of humor, and persistent orneriness will be forever missed.

Shirley is survived by her nephews, Jimmy Rinehart and wife Dawn, Mike Rinehart and wife Nancy, and Robert Rinehart and wife Terri; a niece, Ann Young and husband Steven; a cousin, Larry Rings of Colchester, IL; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and many wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jim Rinehart.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 13 in Roselawn Memorial Park’s Chapel of Memories where Shirley will be laid to rest with her husband following services. The American Legion Post 104 Ladies Auxiliary will be performing rites. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Terre Haute Humane Society or another animal welfare charity of your choice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Katherine Sue Tarantino

Katherine Sue Tarantino

November 21, 1958 ~ December 9, 2021 (age 63)

 

                Katherine S. Tarantino, age 63 of Danville, passed away Thursday, December 9th, 2021 with her family by her side.  She was born November 21st, 1958 in Greencastle to the late Harvey and Florence “Peggy” Ford.  She was a longtime nurse, and served her country in the United States Marines Corps.

                Kathy was preceded in death by her son, James Albert Tarantino Jr., and her sister Andrea Albright. She is survived by her daughters Jennifer Chandler and husband Walter, and Alison Troyer and husband Philip. She was a loving 'Mamaw' to four grandchildren, Logan & Taylor Chandler, Avery & Andrew Troyer. Her siblings Frances Miller and her husband Bill, Krystine Albright, Richard “Rick” Ford and his wife Beverly, Paul Ford, and many nieces and nephews.  

                Funeral Services will be held December 16th, 2021 at 7:00pm, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held from 4:00pm until service time. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Rick L. Hays

Rick L. Hays

September 29, 1955 ~ December 10, 2021 (age 66)


   Rick L. Hays, age 66 of Gosport, passed away December 10th, 2021.  He was born September 29th, 1955 in Bowling Green, Kentucky to Homer and Shirley (Goad)Hays.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  
   In addition to his mother he is survived by his children Amber Keller and Jeremy Hays.  Also, he has eight wonderful grandchildren.  He also has three siblings Renee Hays, Robin Hays, and Ronnie Hays.  In addition to his father Homer he was preceded in death by his brother Roger Dewayne Hays, and his soul mate Tina Hays.
   Memorial Services will be held December 18th, 2021 at 3:00pm, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held from 1:00pm until service time.  Condolence's may be made at www.whitakerfunerlhome.net

Trevor Lynn Smith

Trevor Lynn Smith

JUNE 9, 1994 – DECEMBER 6, 2021

 

Trevor Lynn Smith, age 27, of Fishers, Indiana passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021. Trevor was born June 9, 1994.

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

Robert Wayne Taylor

Robert Wayne Taylor

OCTOBER 2, 1960 – DECEMBER 6, 2021

 

Robert Wayne Taylor, age 61, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021. Robert was born October 2, 1960.

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

Jerry Lee Woodfork

Jerry Lee Woodfork

May 30, 1939 - December 5, 2021

 

Jerry L. Woodfork, Retired Lt. Colonel, 82 of Harmony, IN, formerly of Coal City, passed away December 5, 2021, at his home with his family by his side. He was born May 30, 1939, in Vincennes, IN. the son of Basil R. Woodfork and Eva Lee Sayre Woodfork. He graduated from Lincoln High School and continued his education next at Vincennes University with an AD in Electrical Engineering. His education would continue throughout his lifetime. He later received a BS Degree from Indiana State University in Science and Math with a teaching certificate. A master’s degree was completed at the University of the Philippines in Political Science while he was serving in the Air Force through the College of Armed Services.
He had a lifetime career in the Air Force working in the Communications as a Commander in Strategic Air Command at Hulman Field. His career in the Air Force took him many places, including the Philippines, Japan, Viet Nam, Norway and throughout the US including Arizona, Mississippi, and Texas.
Mr. Woodfork was a member of the Franklin Heights Christian Church, formerly known as Reel Ave. Christian Church in Vincennes. He had also attended the Cory Community Church of the Nazarene and Berea Christian Church. He enjoyed attending church with his family and being present for all the grandchildren’s church programs.
Jerry was a life member of the Clay City VFW. He and his brothers were Honorary Members of the Cherry River Association serving as Admiral in West Virginia. Saying he was an avid reader does not do him justice. He read library books and was surrounded by books in his home. He also enjoyed travel with his family and time with the grandchildren and children. He loved attending all their school events, graduations, and sporting events. He was a huge fan and so proud of all they accomplished. He was affectionately known as The Rock to his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Basil Lynn Woodfork: son in law, Steven Maurer, his granddaughter Courtney Walker Broady, and the mother of his children and lifetime friend, Evelyn Carol Holloway Woodfork.
Survivors include his daughters, Christiane Walker and husband Jesse, Kelly Maurer, Nicole Jeffers and husband Alan all of Brazil, Evalee Hauer and husband Paul of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Kellsy Terrell (A.J.), Griffin Maurer (Rachel), Jordan Maurer (Kylee), Asieavae Jeffers, Avalee Jeffers, Baylee Hauer, Saydee Hauer, Brady Hauer; great-grandchildren, Hayden Broady, Hadley Broady, Ren Terrell, Rhys Terrell, Liev Maurer, Nico Maurer, and Nell Maurer; his twin brother, Larry D. Woodfork of Morgantown, WV; and other extended family.
Services will be held on Saturday at the Cory Church of the Nazarene at 2:00pm. Visitation will be at the church Saturday from 11-2. Pastor Pat Shay will officiate. Burial will follow at VanCleve Cemetery. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the U.S. Air Force.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Crisis Pregnancy Center, 530 Wabash Ave. Terre Haute, IN. 47807.
Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Betty Jane McKimmy

Betty Jane McKimmy

JANUARY 26, 1920 – DECEMBER 6, 2021

 

Betty Jane McKimmy, 101, of Elmhurst, Illinois and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021. She was born on January 26, 1920, in Terre Haute, to James and Grace (Temple) Crooke. Betty is survived by her sister, Mary Lee Brumfield; her son, Richard Foulke and wife, Lucinda; her daughter, Susan Hicks; by grandchildren: Mary Jane, Wayne Hicks and wife, Diane; Brion Foulke; Lauren Lindle, MD and husband, Nathanial; Merryn Young and husband, Jason; and great-grandchildren: Caleb and Summer Lindle. Betty will be interred with her husband of 16 years, George E. McKimmy (married 1994–2010) at Roselawn Memorial Park. She survived previous husbands: Paul Jackson (married 1969–1986) and Arley Wayne Foulke (married 1943–1967). Her 100th birthday party had wonderful music and much dancing which she loved! Besides dancing, she enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, and creating many beautiful needle points. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Terre Haute. Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 11th at Roselawn Funeral Home. A graveside ceremony will be held immediately following visitation. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Mary Lou Myers

Mary Lou Myers

November 26, 1929 - December 6, 2021

 

Mary Lou (Rollings) Myers, 92, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care on December 6, 2021.

Mary Lou was born on November 26, 1929, in Harmony, Indiana, the daughter of Benjamin and Myra (Whittington) Rollings. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1947. She married Daniel Myers on October 30, 1948; he preceded her in death in 2012. Mary Lou and Dan raised two children: Karen and Gregory. After they had graduated high school Mary Lou worked for her brother’s real estate company, Rollings Real Estate, for a few years. She was very active in her church and taught children's classes for may years. Later, she enjoyed staying up-to-date with the news and bird watching.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents Ben and Myra Rollings; her husband Daniel Myers; a granddaughter Laura Purdy; and 4 brothers: Curtis Rollings, David Rollings, Stanley Rollings, and Roy Rollings.

She leaves behind her two children: Karen Purdy of Brownsburg, Indiana and Gregory Myers and wife Gertrude of Covington, Louisiana; grandchildren: Ben Purdy (Kaci), Andy Purdy (Lisa), Nick Purdy (Ann), Daniel Purdy (Emily Wrinkle); Jason Myers (Aimee), and Adrienne Myers; great-grandchildren: Chase, Lexi, Jordan, Caleb, Gabe, Isaac, Adelyn, Danielle, Alexa, Skylar, Jeffrey, Wesley, Brantley; 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 Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Services will be at the funeral home, on Thursday, at 1 PM with Pastor Jason Selby officiating. Burial will follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the House of Hope 5525 US-40, Brazil, IN 47834 or Calvary Baptist Church 526 S Murphy Ave, Brazil, IN 47834.

Gregory Warren Fisher

Gregory Warren Fisher

JUNE 12, 1947 – DECEMBER 6, 2021

 

Gregory Warren Fisher, age 74, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away, at his residence, on Monday, December 6, 2021.

Greg was born June 12, 1947 in Terre Haute to Robert Warren Fisher and Rosanna (Correll) Fisher.

He was a graduate of Wiley High School in 1965. Greg served in the National Guard.

He is survived by his girlfriend of 35 years, Aurilla Fulford; Aurilla's daughter and son; Tracy (Larry) Rowley and Charlie Compton; his sister, Rosann Fisher; his brother, Fredrick R. Fisher Sr. (Sharon), his nephews, Shane Fisher and Ryland Fisher; along with a step-daughter Dawn Lawson and her two children, Brianna and Howard. He is also survived by his great nephews and nieces Wyatt, Alannah, Hannah, Shane Thomas.

Gregory enjoyed golfing and watching Nascar and Indy Car. He loved his animals, especially his cats. He was a huge fan of the Oak Ridge Boys and George Strait. Greg was known for playing in his band Country Velvet.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Per Greg's wishes, cremation has been chosen.

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

Dianna C. (Arnold) Conner

Dianna C. (Arnold) Conner

December 28, 1978 ~ December 5, 2021 (age 42)

 

Dianna Crystal (Arnold)Conner, age 42 of Indianapolis passed away Sunday December 5th, 2021.

Born December 28th, 1978 to Rheda (Spurgeon) Rutenberg and the late Robert L. Arnold.

She is survived by her daugters Diamond Lomax (John) of Indianapolis, Jessica Gray of Sherman Oaks, CA, Angel Solorzano of Indianapolis, and Josie Ventra of Indianapolis; parents Rheda and David Rutenberg of Poland, sisters Gina (Ron) Carter, Michelle Arnold (Mikey) of Cloverdale, Emily Arnold, and Kimberlee Arnold, Indianapolis. She is also survived by her special friends Mark Sanchez and Samuel Idiaghe, Indianapolis, Indiana. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. Arnold and all of her grandparents. 

Funeral services for Dianna will be held on Monday, December 13, 2021 3:00pm at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.

Delores E. Deer

Delores E. Deer

June 21, 1943-Nov. 29, 2021

 

Delores E. Deer of Crawfordsville passed away Monday night, Nov. 29, 2021, in the emergency room. She was 78.

Born June 21, 1943, at Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Edgar Ward Love and Neva Ellen Elmore Love. She was baptized in the Darlington Christian Church in February of 1956. She graduated from Darlington High School in 1962. She married John Sterling Deer on Oct. 28, 1964, and he passed away in 2003.

Surviving family includes: daughter Michelle Powell of Crawfordsville; step-daughter Joni Ems of Biloxi, Mississippi; three step-sons, Jim Deer of Crawfordsville, Ed Deer of Florida and Mike Deer of Minnesota; sister Carolyn Stark of Texas; and many grandchildren, all of whom she loved.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. local time (Central) on Monday, Dec. 6, at Southern Memorial Park, 2076 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, Mississippi, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband. Local arrangements were made through Burkhart Funeral Home.

Kenneth Wayne Conkright

Kenneth Wayne Conkright

Feb. 20, 1965-Dec. 1, 2021

 

Kenneth Wayne Conkright, 56, of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, due to complication of lung cancer, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. 

He was born Feb. 20, 1965, at Crawfordsville, to Robert and Barbara Newkirk Conkright.

He was retired as a shift maintenance technician at Closure System International. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He was a well know “shade tree mechanic” and loved his friends and family.

He was married to Tracy Leslie, she survives. Also surviving are his children, James (Macy) Conkright, Ashley (Cole) James and Amanda (William) Beebe; brothers, Robert (Julie) Conkright and Steve (Trixie) Conkright; sisters, Janet (Bill) Stephenson, Nina Hopkins and Cathy (Dan)Turpin; and 10 grandchildren, David Long, Emery James, Mayleigh James, Tracy Long, Reminton Peters, Bristol Peters, Liam Beebe, Mason Conkright, Micah Beebe and Presley Conkright.

He was preceded in death by his parents; aunt Betty Newkirk Graves; uncle Donald Newkirk; as well as lifelong best friends, Tom Kelsey and Mark Addler.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with Pastor Rich Fuller officiating. Visitation will be noon to 3 p.m. Cremation will follow the service.

In the famous words of Tom Kelsey, “I did not die of COVID.”

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

William 'Bill' Clouser

William ‘Bill’ Clouser

July 18, 1946-Nov. 30, 2021

 

wfordsville passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 30, 2021, at Miller’s Manor in Mooresville. He was 75.

Bill served his country in the Navy, stationed aboard the USS Boston. He went to work at General Electric and then to RR Donnelley, retiring from there in 2017.

Born July 18, 1946, at Lafayette, Indiana, he was the son of Henry Clouser and Elizabeth Bradshaw Clouser. He graduated from Darlington High School in 1964 and attended Sam’s Technical University.

Surviving family includes: nine siblings, Tom (Judy) Clouser of Crawfordsville, Martha (Joe) Porter of Schertz, Texas, Phyllis Foye of Mooresville, Suzanne Vida of Elwood, Marjorie Clouser of San Antonio, Texas, Virginia Hayes of Auburn, Kentucky, Kevin (Nicole) Clouser of Boise, Idaho, Karen (Morris) Critchlow of Auburn, Kentucky and Ruth (Mark) Chambers of Naples, Florida; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Clouser of Brownsburg and Kimberly Clouser of East Hampton, Connecticut; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Mary Cheek; three brothers, Phillip Clouser, Gerry Clouser and Timothy Clouser; and four brothers-in-law, Randall Foye, Jerry Cheek, Calvin Hayes and Richard Vida.

A private graveside service for his family will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery in Darlington.  Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

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

Sherry Kidwell

Sherry Kidwell

September 25, 1969 - November 30, 2021

 

Sherry went home to be with her Lord and Savior, while surrounded by her loving husband and daughters. She had courageously battled breast cancer for eleven years. Sherry leaves behind her spouse William “Steve” Kidwell and her daughters, Ashley N. Kidwell, Katelyn M. Kidwell, and her loving dog, Millie. She is survived by her father, George W. Warner, her mother Shelva J. Warner (Trout), her half-sisters Candice Nuttall (Zambenini) and Teresa Smith (Zambenini). Sherry is also survived by loving nieces, nephews, and long-time friends. She was preceded in death by her half-brother William Zambenini.
Sherry was born September 25, 1969. She graduated from Terre Haute North High School in 1987. While at North, she was a competitive cheerleader. The 1985-86 Patriot cheer team, of which she was a part, won the United Spirit National Championship cheerleading competition in Anaheim, California.
Sherry attended Indiana State University after high school, where she met Steve just prior to freshman classes starting in the late summer of 1987. She studied English Education and graduated with a Secondary English Teaching degree. Sherry served 26 years with the Vigo County School Corporation, touching countless lives in her long teaching career. During her tenure, she coached both cheerleading at Terre Haute North and track & field at Woodrow Wilson. Sherry was honored with the Wabash Valley Community Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award in May of 2020. She was loved and admired by her family, friends, colleagues, and students.
Sherry loved going to beaches whether they were located at the ocean or the great lakes. She traveled often to seaside destinations with her loved ones over the course of three decades. Sherry visited well over 100 lighthouses in more than ten different states and climbed to the top of most of them. She was an active member of the United States Lighthouse Association. Her favorite thing though, was simply spending time with her family at the beach houses. She planned and organized every trip and made sure every family member and friend had a wonderful time.
Sherry was universally loved, admired, and respected because she was the epitome of what a good person should be. Sherry was a person of faith and she lived her life serving others.
Memorial contributions in memory of Sherry may be directed to The English Education Scholarship and may be sent to Kidwell Family C/O Riddell National Bank, P.O. Box 340 Brazil, Indiana 47834, or dropped off at any bank location.
Services are private.
To post a note of condolence, please visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Dr. Fred P. Warbinton

Dr. Fred P. Warbinton

Dec. 29, 1931-Nov. 30, 2021

 

Dr. Fred P. Warbinton, 89, died peacefully on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, surrounded by loving family.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara; children, Jeffrey (Kelley), Lee (Paula) and Craig (Dianne); and five grandchildren, Meredith (Tyler Weir), Lauren, Kyle, Katie and Tara.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred M. and Maude F. Warbinton.

He was born Dec. 29, 1931, at Crawfordsville, and graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1949. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College in 1953; and received his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1958. He interned at Methodist Hospital. In 1955, he married Barbara Howard, also of Crawfordsville, in the Wabash College Chapel. He practiced family medicine in Plainfield, Indiana from 1959-1971 and Crawfordsville from 1971-1997. During his time in Crawfordsville, he also served as the Southmont High School sports physician.

He served as a captain in the Indiana National Guard. He served as president of the Kiwanis Club of Crawfordsville and was an elder for the Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Warbinton had a passion for sports, particularly baseball. He bled Dodger blue for over 80 years, both the Brooklyn and Los Angeles versions, and was assistant coach for the Crawfordsville Eagles baseball team. His love for music was shown through his playing percussion for the Montgomery County Civic Band, Sugar Creek Players, Scottish Rite Orchestra, Zionsville Community Band and New Horizons Band (both in Indianapolis and Bonita Springs, Florida).

The memorial service will be held in the chapel at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6. He will be interred in a private family service in Oak Hill Cemetery in Crawfordsville.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Christian Nursing Service,
802 Mill St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933; and the Animal Welfare League,
1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN47933.

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

Teresa Kay Stonecipher

Teresa Kay Stonecipher

Oct. 6, 1960-Nov. 19, 2021

 

Teresa Kay Stonecipher, 61, of Hillsboro passed away unexpectedly at her home at 4:32 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.

Teresa was born Oct. 6, 1960, at Danville, Illinois, the daughter of Alice E. (Irwin) Stonecipher of Hillsboro and the late James Gordon Stonecipher. Teresa was a life resident of Hillsboro, graduating from Fountain Central High School in 1979.

Teresa worked at Banjo in Crawfordsville for 23 years and had recently took early retirement.

Teresa was an avid NASCAR fan with Dale Earnhardt Jr. as her favorite driver. She enjoyed shopping and she especially doted over her son, Joshua.

You could usually find her hanging out at the Chatterbox in town.

Teresa leaves behind her son, Joshua of Hillsboro; her mother, Alice Stonecipher of Hillsboro; two sisters, Vickie Austin, Mellott, and Sharon Stonecipher, Hillsboro; five nephews and two nieces; an extended nephew, Brice Grimes. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Gordon Stonecipher, and her twin sister, Lisa Ratcliff.

Friends may call at Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, on Monday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. until the service time at 1 p.m., with Pastor Mike McCollum officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Memorial contributions may be made in Teresa’s memory to the Joshua Stonecipher Trust Fund at the Fountain Trust Bank in Mellott. 

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

Tamera Little

Tamera Little

May 21, 1965-Nov. 28, 2021

 

Tamera Little, 56, of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at her home.

She was born May 21, 1965, at Crawfordsville, to the late Dean Rogers and Charlene Melvin-Booe.

She graduated from North Montgomery High School in 1983 and went on to serve her   country in the United States Navy for nine years. She enjoyed sewing, crafting and spending time with her daughter and grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Cortney (Kenneth) Riley; two grandchildren, Jocelyn Riley and Izabella Reynolds; and nieces and nephews, Whitney (John) Rentauskas, Laura (Dallas) Tyler, Nicholas Rogers, Natosha Rogers and Melissa (Hugh) Falwell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two nieces, Danielle Rogers and Elizabeth Rogers.

Cremation was chosen with a visitation at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 3 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 4 p.m. with military honors conducted by the United States Navy and Post 72 Honor Guard.

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

Charlene Coonse

Charlene Coonse

May 20, 1946-Nov. 29, 2021

 

Charlene (Wolfe) Coonse, 75, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

She was born in Perrysville May 20, 1946, to the late Charles and Bessie (Deavers) Wolfe.

Charlene was the baby of 14 kids and was raised in foster care from the age of 5 until 18, with four of her siblings. She was an avid reader and like to play bingo. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On April 23,1971, she married the love of her life, Richard William Coonse, in Danville, Illinois. 

They both moved to Crawfordsville and welcomed a daughter in July of 1973 and another one in April 1976. Charlene was a homemaker and worked as a crossing guard for the city of Crawfordsville.

She is survived by daughter Julie (Mike) Davidson; grandchildren, Cheyenne and Richard Davidson and Ashlynn Nicole Earle; great-grandchildren, Phoenix Earle, River Earle, Cypress Webber, Borealis Webber and Luna; sisters, Cindy Seifert, Wanda Winegardner and Myrtle Featherston; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard; daughter Rebecca Lynn Coonse; brothers, Bill Wolfe, John Wolfe and Tommy Wolfe; sisters, Genevieve Wolfe, Mary Wise, Grace Pratt, Dorothy Lyon, Bessie Anglemyer, Marge Yokulis and Josephine Wilder; as well as a nephew, niece and great nephew.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Saturday, Dec. 4 from noon until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Lower Mound Cemetery.

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

Paul A. Pedigo

Paul A. Pedigo

February 23, 1941 ~ December 3, 2021 (age 80)

 

                Paul A. Pedigo, age 80 of Cloverdale, passed away December 3rd, 2021.  He was born February 23rd, 1941 in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee to the late Luther and Edith (Huffine)Pedigo.  He married Leotis L. Pedigo May 11th, 1957 and she survives. He loved to grill and be outside and have a beer with friends. 

                In addition to his wife he is survived by his son Paul J. Pedigo and wife Ina Johnson, and his daughter Joan L. Pedigo and her wife Cindy Pedigo.  Also, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Sibling, Garland Pedigo and wife Ruth Pedigo. 

                In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son John R. Pedigo, and siblings Roger Pedigo, and Lillian Knight.  Services for Paul will be private. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

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Jeffrey Allen Thacker

Jeffrey Allen Thacker

OCTOBER 26, 1968 – NOVEMBER 28, 2021

 

Jeffrey Allen Thacker, 53, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital.

Jeffrey was born in Evansville on October 26, 1968, the son of Robert and Geneviea Thacker.

Mr. Thacker worked for many years with Putnam County Comprehensive Services. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Thursday.

Memories may be shared at www.Hopins-Rector.com.

Tina Annette Stuart

Tina Annette Stuart

JULY 6, 1962 – NOVEMBER 30, 2021

 

Tina Annette Stuart, age 59, of Fillmore, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Tina was born July 6, 1962.

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

Joyce Readinger

Joyce Readinger

NOVEMBER 14, 1943 – NOVEMBER 30, 2021

 

Joyce Readinger, age 78, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Joyce was born November 14, 1943.

Avisitation for Joyce will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N Clinton, Terre Haute, Indiana 47805, followed by a funeral ceremony at 1:00 PM.

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

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