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Terry Lee Garrett

Terry Lee Garrett

SEPTEMBER 11, 1955 – JANUARY 28, 2022

 

Terry Lee Garrett, age 66, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022. Terry was born September 11, 1955.

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

Robert Lynn Rumley Jr.

Robert Lynn Rumley Jr.

DECEMBER 24, 1964 – JANUARY 29, 2022

 

Robert Lynn Rumley, 57, of Reelsville passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Robert was born in Greencastle on December 24, 1964, the son of Robert Lynn and Audeen (King) Rumley, and was a graduate of Greencastle High School.

Mr. Rumley worked for 23 years with Lobdell Emery. He then worked as a Welder for Crown Equipment for 15 years. He loved to make bows, and was an avid outdoorsman. He shot bows often, and enjoyed competition.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years Robin Rumley; two sons, Bradley Rumley, (Christina), and Eric Rumley, (Leann); six grandchildren, Jayden Rylan, Liam, Kyler, Kaysn, and Lindsey; two sisters, Debra Rigney, (Garry), and Ann Starr, (Tony); three brothers-in-law, Alvin, Lloyd, and Quentin Pilkin; a sister-in-law, Stacey Pilkin; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Edward Rumley.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2022 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Ernie Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Friday.

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

Robert Frederick Tucker

Robert Frederick Tucker

OCTOBER 4, 1932 – JANUARY 28, 2022

 

Robert Frederick Tucker, age 89, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022. Robert was born October 4, 1932 to Ora Tucker and Catherine (Storey) Tucker.

Robert had been employed as an electrician at IBEW Local 725.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Tucker; children: Mitzi Parker (David) and Jeffrey Tucker (Jill); Step-children: Donald Toney (Brenda), Randy Toney (Kris), Cheryl Loudermilk (Norman); 5 grandchildren: Jessica Frease (Glenn), Eric Parker (Carly), Matthew Parker (Kaitlyn), Laura Wright (Joseph), Katie Paulin; 7 step-grandchildren: Donald Toney (Rachel), Kyle Toney (Lindsay), Alysha Kesner (Jordan), Ashley Miley (Josh), Kayla Toney, Josh Loudermilk, and Jacob Loudermilk; along with several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was a member of the VFW 972 and IBEW Local 725 Electrician Retiree's Club.

Robert loved wood working, especially making bird houses and inventing his own creations. He was an avid bird watcher. Robert was a huge St. Louis Cardinal Fan. He enjoyed helping others and spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 53 years, Rhea.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from 10am- 12pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. Service will begin at 12pm with pastor, Dennis Ticen officiating. Services will conclude at the Funeral Home.

Roselawn Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Tucker family.

Margaret L. (Stwalley) Smith

Margaret L. (Stwalley) Smith

November 25, 1931 ~ January 27, 2022 (age 90)

 

Margaret L. Smith, age 90 of Spencer passed away January 27th, 2022.

She was born November 25th, 1931 to the late Loren and Agnes (Cooksey) Stwalley.

Margaret married Harry G. Smith July 1, 1967 and he preceded her in death in November of 1995.

She is survived by her daughter Kathy Gray (Thomas) of Spencer, son Jerry D. Smith (Hilda) of Owensboro, KY; sister B. Joann Orr; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents she is also preceded in death by her son Gary Smith; granddaughter Cary Smith; sister Velma J. Lee.

 

Services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

John "JT" Taylor Smith II

John "JT" Taylor Smith II

MAY 3, 1944 – JANUARY 29, 2022

 

John Taylor Smith II, 77, of Terre Haute, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his favorite girls. He was born on May 3, 1944, in Jeffersonville, IN to John Taylor Smith and Emma Louise (Taylor) Smith.

JT is survived by his wife, Donna Smith; children, John Smith III (Andi Smith) and Paige Smith (Matt Johnson); step-son, Matt Phillips; grandchildren, Madison Phillips, Abby Phillips, Taylor Beeler, Alexandrea Smith, Catherine Smith, and Adam Smith; great-grandson, Grayson Simpson; a brother, Tim Smith (Judy Smith); and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Nanette Worrall.

JT proudly served in the United States Air Force. He worked in retail for 43 years as a buyer and then as a store manager for Bacon’s, Root’s and Macy’s department stores.

A man who loved his family, JT was a devoted husband, encouraging father, and doting grandfather. He was beloved by his many nieces, nephews, and a wide, extended family. He loved to fish with his Kentucky cousins and enjoyed spending time with the ones he loved sharing stories and laughter. He bestowed a special nickname on everyone. JT will forever be remembered for his smile, kindness, and his storytelling. A true family man, he will be greatly missed.

JT’s family would like to extend gratitude to Rachel Pounds and Angie Lawhead, our hospice angels, for their loving care and support; also special thanks to the VA ALS team who helped guide JT and his family through this journey.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 3 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 4, at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Lilly officiating. JT will be laid to rest with military honors in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, Hospice of the Wabash Valley, or the United Way. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Lowell C. Snapp

Lowell C. Snapp

NOVEMBER 13, 1931 – JANUARY 27, 2022

 

Lowell C. Snapp, age 90, of Brazil, Indiana passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022. Lowell was born November 13, 1931.

Avisitation for Lowell will be held Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Hopkins - Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, Indiana, followed by a funeral service at 1:00 PM.

Lowell will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, Indiana.

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

Elmer Cook

Elmer Cook

FEBRUARY 10, 1934 – JANUARY 29, 2022

 

 

 

Elmer Cook, age 87, of Cedar Hill, Texas passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022. Elmer was born February 10, 1934.

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

Timothy John Hreha

Timothy John Hreha

MAY 11, 1951 – JANUARY 27, 2022

 

 

 

Timothy John Hreha, age 70, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022. Timothy was born May 11, 1951.

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

Florence A Ensor

Florence A Ensor

JUNE 14, 1926 – JANUARY 29, 2022

 

Florence Ann Ensor, 95, of Greencastle, passed away peacefully Saturday Jan 29, 2022 at the Mill Pond Health Campus surrounded by family.

She was born in Greencastle on Flag Day June 14, 1926, to the late John (Jack) and Emma Jane (Gorham) Garl.

Florence married Kenneth Warren Ensor on Dec. 23, 1945, in Greencastle and were married 42 years. He proceeded her in death on March 19, 1988.

She worked various jobs in her early years including the Putnam County Auditor’s office, but she cherished most being a House Mother of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at DePauw University from 1989 to her retirement in 2003. She absolutely loved her boys at the Phi Delts.

She was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge but her claim to fame was being the Matriarch of 5 generations of family. She was known as Nanny, and she let you know it! Her favorite thing to do was the playing sets and runs and euchre card games.

She is survived by two daughters Sherry (Darrel) Woodall of Greencastle, and Teresa Sears of Greencastle; her grandchildren, Rick Woodall, Jeff (Pamela) Woodall, Wendy (Rob) Singleton, Stacey (Alan) Wyber, Christina (Jimmie) McAnally; her great grandchildren, Sheridan (Ryan) Wilson, Rachel Ames (Jerry Martin), Austin (Cassie) Woodall, McKenzie Woodall, Tyler Singleton, Kirstin Singleton, Alex Wyber; her great-great grandchildren, Gabriella Wilson, Maddilyn Wilson, Carter Ames, Wren Ames, Augustus Woodall, Elizabeth Flo Woodall, Lane Martin, Easton Martin, Evelyn Singleton; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings; Margaret Paris, Robert Garl, Paul Garl, Mary Garl, John Garl, and Elizabeth Garl.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. at Forest Hill Cemetery on February 10, 2022. A celebration of life to be held after burial of cremains.

The family would like to thank the Mill Pond family and Dr. Johnson for all the love and care she was blessed with.

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

 

Martha Jane Hasler

Martha Jane Hasler

September 10, 1946 - January 28, 2022

 

Martha Jane Hasler, 75, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at home, on January 28, 2022, following a short illness.

Martha was born on September 10, 1946, in Commerce, Georgia, the daughter of Aubrey Rodgers Hardman and Shirley (Duzan) Hardman. Her family moved to Clay City when she was 5 years old. Following her father’s passing, Shirley married Eddy Harrison, who raised her children as his own. Martha graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1964. She attended nursing school at IVY Tech and worked as an EMT for Athens Ambulance for 14 ½ years. She earned the “Stork Award” four times and was also awarded the Outstanding EMT of Indiana by the American Legion in 1994. Marti worked as an EMT at the PanAm Games in 1987. After working for Athens, she worked at Clay County Hospital as a Med Tech until retiring.

When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed spending time with family and playing cards. Most of all, her heart was most full when caring for others.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Clay City VFW, and the Clay City First United Methodist Church.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents: Aubrey Hardman and Shirley Hardman Harrison and Eddy Harrison and a brother James “Jimmy” Harrison.

She leaves behind her daughter Shelly Johnson and husband Bill of Brazil; son Joseph Hasler and wife Sarah of Farmersburg; grandchildren: Ethan Deal (Anna), Kimber Manuel (Dustin), Aubrey Day (Brady), Hayden Deal, Gavin Johnson (Kayla), Jacob Trent Johnson (Drue), Brandy Harrington, Joni McClelland, Kieran Hasler, Ivy Hasler, Coralee Hasler, and Felicity Hasler; great-grandchildren: Carson Deal, Gracelyn Deal, Cooper Deal, Maverick Deal, Sawyer Day, Emmett Day, Peyton Stantz, and Sebastian Manuel; siblings: Stella Schlegel (Larry) and Gene Hardman (Jan); as well as many extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Services will follow at the funeral home with Eastern Star services beginning at 7:00 PM. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Rodney Elmer Schadler

Rodney Elmer Schadler

October 29, 1961 - January 26, 2022

 

Rodney Elmer Schadler, age 60, finished his course on this low ground of sorrow on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. He awaits arising from his sleep in Jesus when He returns.

Rodney was born in Aroma, Indiana, the 5th of 6 children, to Elmer K. and Marsha L. (Bachmann) Schadler, on October 29, 1961. He grew up in Anderson, Indiana and graduated from Madison Heights High School in 1980. In 1982, he graduated from ITT Tech with an Associates Degree in Electronics. On November 5, 1983, he married his high school sweetheart, Michele Elaine Ramsey. They moved to Oklahoma in 1989. After a long wait of 22 years, God blessed this union with a beloved son, Dean Raymond – such a joy to Rodney’s heart! Rodney was baptized into The General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn on April 8, 1979. He loved traveling amongst the brethren and preaching the Word of God.

Throughout his life, Rodney enjoyed model trains and railroading, assembling model kits, attending model train meets, and had a great talent for automotive restoration. Rodney was a superb mechanic and problem solver. Rodney was an excellent dad and loved spending time with his son Dean, whether it be running errands, or as Rodney would call it “dinkin’ around”, attending Boy Scout meetings, doing car repair, or going to train shows with him.

Rodney was last employed as an Industrial Maintenance Technician at Specialty Rim Supply in Terre Haute, Indiana. Most of his working life he spent as an ASE Certified Mechanic (he was 2 courses away from achieving World Certification). Rodney was very knowledgeable in repairing and maintaining vacuum heat treating furnaces.




Rodney was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Marsha Schadler.

Rodney is survived by his wife of 38 years, Michele Schadler, son, Dean Raymond Schadler, siblings: Sherry McConnell, Suzanne Flatford, Timothy Schadler, Lisa Anderson, and Ruth Graves, and many extended family members and friends.

Services will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Monday, January 31, 2022, at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home, on Monday, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.

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

Abel James McCullough January 23, 2022 - January 23, 2022

Abel James McCullough

January 23, 2022 - January 23, 2022

 

Abel James Michael McCullough, infant son of Haley Wallace and Dylan McCullough, passed away January 23, 2022, at Union Hospital.

Survivors include his parents, Haley Anica Wallace and Dylan Austin Bradley McCullough of Terre Haute; grandparents, Billy Mathews (Jacob Ballinger) of Brazil and Bernie Wallace (Amy), David McCullough (Debbie) all of Terre Haute; great-grandparents, Bobbi Lovett, Marlon Mathews, Bernie and Janet Wallace, Karla Everson, and Fonda Chesshir (Greg); uncles, Chance Wallace, Chayce Wallace and Gavin McCullough; aunts, Mickayla McCullough and Darian Rollins and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Randi Everson Wallace and his brother Jaxson McCullough.

Services will be held Monday, January 31, 2022 at 2:00pm at French Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Bridgeton, IN. Visitation will be Monday one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated for expenses. Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Edith 'Cleo' Bradshaw Perlee

Edith ‘Cleo’ Bradshaw Perlee

June 29, 1922-Jan. 17, 2022

 

Edith “Cleo” Bradshaw Perlee, 99, a former Colfax resident, died Jan. 17, 2022, at Homewood Healthcare, Lebanon.

She was born June 29, 1922, in Clinton County, Indiana, to Thomas and Edith (Goodnight) Smith. She married Addison Junior Bradshaw on May 5, 1941. He preceded her in death Nov. 22, 1978. She then married Marion Perlee on March 23, 1991. He preceded her in death Dec. 2, 2002.

Cleo was a 1940 graduate of Scircleville High School. She was a homemaker and worked in the school cafeteria in Colfax and Little Jefferson. She also worked at the Colfax Meat Locker. She was a member of the Colfax Christian Church for over 50 years. She was also a member of Dorcas Society and Clinton County Campers.

Cleo enjoyed traveling, gardening and canning, crafts and loved to tell her life story. She was proud that all three of her children were still married to their original spouses and all married over 50 years. Cleo was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a wonderful friend to many. She will be greatly missed by all She is survived by son James L. “Jim” (Sandra) Bradshaw of Crawfordsville; two daughters, Judith A. “Judy” (Steve) Miller of Foley, Alabama, and Janice E. “Jan” Crouch of Thorntown; two step-sons, Daniel (Tressa) Perlee of Kirklin and Larry (Tresa) Perlee of Frankfort; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her spouses, she was preceded in death by step-daughter Ollie Perlee; six brothers; two sisters; and son-in-law David Crouch.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Paul Del Valley will officiate. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Colfax.

Memorial donations may be made to Colfax Christian Church, 314 S. Clark St., Colfax, IN 46035. 

Visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may leave a message for the family.

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Onia Lee Shoaf

Onia Lee Shoaf

Oct. 15, 1946-Jan. 15, 2022

 

Onia Lee Shoaf, 75, of Green City, Missouri, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at home.

He was born Oct. 15, 1946, at Tacoma, Washington, to Onia Leon and Mildred Lowery Shoaf. Onia Lee was a 1966 graduate of Turkey Run High School.

He retired in 2011 from RR Donnelley & Sons after 45 years in Crawfordsville. He served in the Army at Fort Greely, Alaska. He was a member of the American Legion in Crawfordsville for many years. He was town marshal at New Richmond for several years, also a Montgomery County Sheriff Reserve for 11 years before moving to Green City, Missouri. He enjoyed riding and racing motorcycles, also racing go-karts, hunting trips out west with family and friends, coyote hunting, making scrap into unusual items.

It made him happy to uplift someone’s spirit that was having a bad day, until they would be smiling and feeling better, that would fill him with joy and make his day. If someone needed something, Onia would do whatever he could to help. Onia was in good health after two heart attacks, prostate cancer, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, skin cancer, until the last couple of days of his life.

Onia Lee is survived by wife Mary Elizabeth (Blocher-Baker) Shoaf of 24 years and 15 days; previous wife, Janet (Goff) Shoaf; daughters from a former marriage, Christina “Christy” Marie Shoaf (Robert) LaFaver of Green City, Missouri, and Laurie Lee Shoaf Bane of Waynetown; two step-daughters, Angela Marie Baker (Jason) Isley of Silver Lake and Kimberly Ann Baker (Troy) Carey of Wabash; 13 grandchildren, Stetson Ray Hodgen of Green City, Missouri, Daylen Marie Bane (Isaac) Fruits of Lafayette, Mckenna Grace Bane of Waynetown, Carrie LaFaver (Luie) Sanchez of Liberty, Missouri, Marrisa LaFaver (Zack) Western of Greentop, Missouri, Blythe LaFaver of St. Charles, Samantha Leigh Carey of Scottsburg, Rebecca Michelle Carey of Plymouth, Leigha Elizabeth Carey and Logan Patrick Carey, both of Wabash, Mathew Robert Carey of Warsaw, Allissa Paige Isley of Claypool and Brooke AnnMarie Isley of Liberty Mills; seven great-grandchildren and one on the way; brother Oscar (Judy) Shoaf of Delphi; four sisters, Carolyn Shoaf (Michael) Young, Marilyn Shoaf (Mark) Easterling, both of Crawfordsville, Charlotte Shoaf Lowery of Cocoa Beach, Florida, and Patricia Shoaf Shuhmacher of Vero Beach, Florida; several nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Morris Leon Shoaf; and stillborn sister, Charlene Shoaf Belamour.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville. Services with military rites will begin at 6:30 p.m. Cremation will take place after the service.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the charity or your choice.

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

Sherry Lee Macy

Sherry Lee Macy

May 12, 1947-Jan. 12, 2022

 

On Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at Cary, North Carolina, surrounded by her three daughters, Sherry Lee Macy, 74, was reunited with her two true loves: Jesus and Steve.

Sherry Lee Shugert was born May 12, 1947, to Ruth and James Whorley Shugert, at Fort Wayne. She graduated from North Side High School in 1965 and Ball State University in 1969. On Aug. 12, 1967, she married Steve Macy. After a long battle with cancer, Steve passed away on June 9, 1990.

Sherry taught English at Martinsville High School before relocating to Crawfordsville where she would raise her family. A long time member of First UMC in Crawfordsville, she loved teaching Sunday School, was a part of the circle group and with her husband Steve, led youth groups and were part of numerous ministries.

She served as secretary at the Drug Free Coalition and then at the Wabash Center for Theology and Religion. From there she moved to spend time with her children from Raleigh to Kansas City, to Lake City Florida, back to Crawfordsville and lastly back to Raleigh this past year.

Sherry did not know a stranger with her boisterous laugh and infectious smile that brought joy to anyone who met her. Her love for Jesus was something she shared with everyone from close friends to strangers at a restaurant. She was a wife, teacher, mother, Grammy, and friend to all. She loved her church, baskets, knitting and collecting shells. Mostly though she loved her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Ruth and her husband, Steve Macy.

She is survived by brother Robert (Jean) Shugert. Living on the tremendous legacy she leaves are her daughters, Laurie (Chris) Fry, Kristin (Jason) Howard and Carrie (Josh) Jones and the lives that gave her the most joy, her grandchildren, Hailey, Jacob, Jackson, Macy, Josh, Ella, Audrey, Lily, Emma and Margo.

A memorial will be scheduled for a later date in order to care for the safety of all who loved her. She will be laid to rest next to her love in Spartanburg Cemetery.

Kirk Allen Rogers

Kirk Allen Rogers

April 28, 1952-Jan. 15, 2022

 

Kirk Allen Rogers of Crawfordsville entered into the presence of the Lord on Saturday morning, Jan. 15, 2022. He was 69.

Kirk was a Christian, an animal lover, a jokester and a man with a big heart who loved his family immensely. He enjoyed doing things outdoors, playing golf, fishing, hunting and was very adventurous. He would ski and helped out as a lifeguard. His love of family went above and beyond all else.

Kirk served in the U.S. Army. He worked several places, including Ingress Plastene, county highway, Custom Farms in Waynetown, 23 years at Raybestos, and was a member of the Hod Carriers Union. He was a 1970 graduate of Crawfordsville High School.

Born April 28, 1952, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Kenneth Rogers and Margaret Cedars Rogers McKinsey. He was also close with his step-father, Albert “Mac” McKinsey. He was married to Teresa Sheets on Sept. 8, 1972, at the Yountsville Christian Church, by the Rev. Paul Ingram.

Surviving family includes: wife Teresa Rogers; son Brad Allen Rogers (Mandy); daughter Detra Lynn Endicott (Todd); grandchildren, Alexis Taylor Rogers (Dennie), Peyton Kalyn Nevitt (Dalton), Jaylen Kirk Allen Rogers (Lexi) and Lindsey Meyer; great-grandsons, Arlie Jacob Nevitt and Calvin Moschinger, with one more due in June; and his beloved dog, Littles.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Ricky Lee Sheets.

In keeping with his wishes, there will not be a public visitation or funeral. His family is holding a private gathering and a public celebration of Kirk’s life will be held later. Details will be announced as they are available. Cremation arrangements were made through Burkhart Funeral Home.

Donations in memory of Kirk Rogers can be made to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

Layton Sparks

Layton Sparks

March 27, 1944-Jan. 15, 2022

 

Layton Sparks, 77, of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Core Nursing in Dale, Indiana.

He was born March 27, 1944, at Lebanon, to the late Delbert and Vessie (Purdue) Sparks.

 

Layton attended New Ross High School and worked at Mid States Wire and Steel before retiring from Fleetwood in 2006. In 1961, he married Sharon Sue Eakle, she survives. He was a member of Harvest Fellowship. Layton served as a minister at Wesley Chapel for 8 1/2 years and New Ross Christian Church for nine years. He enjoyed woodworking, puttering around in the garage, talking to people, driving, and going on trips. He loved his family very, very much.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years; two sons, Brian Lee (Penny Lea) Sparks and Gregg Allen Sparks; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one on the way; three sisters-in-law, Mary Sparks, Cindy Sparks and Vickie Sparks; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Roscoe Purdue, Morris Sparks, Earl Sparks, Adrian Sparks and Charles Sparks; and sister Virginia Templeton.

There will be a visitation at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Friday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m., with Pastor J.D. Bowman officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded and can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Kingman Fraternal Cemetery.

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

Sharon Kay (Johnson) Howell

Sharon Kay (Johnson) Howell

Sept. 7, 1948-Jan. 13, 2022

 

Sharon Kay (Johnson) Howell, 73, of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Franciscan Health in Lafayette. 

She was born Sept. 7, 1948, at Catlin, Illinois, to the late James Sherman and Jennie May (Waymoth) Johnson. 

Sharon graduated from Danville High School in Illinois and was a loving mother and homemaker. On June 30, 1972, she married Tom E. Howell, who preceded her in death by three days.

She enjoyed watching birds, especially her hummingbirds, photography, crafts, genealogy, making her candies, especially her famous fudge, she was always reading and loved spending time with her grandkids.   

She is survived by her two sons, Todd Alan (Bonnie) Johnson and Craig Alan Howell; grandchildren, Kelsey (Justin) Flory and Kayla Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Logan, Gwendolyn, Rowan and Beckham; two brothers, Ronald Dean (Pam) Johnson and James Alan (Cindy) Johnson; sister Marie (Dan) Weiss; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Tom; and sister Judy Ryker.

There will be a private family service Saturday, Jan. 22 for Tom and Sharon, which can be viewed on their obituary pages at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. There will be a public graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Tom E. Howell

Tom E. Howell

July 29, 1946-Jan. 10, 2022

 

Tom E. Howell, 75, of Crawfordsville passed away of COVID on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Franciscan Health in Lafayette.

He was born  July 29, 1946, at Crawfordsville, to the late Loren Franklin and Mildred Louise (Hunt) Howell.

Tom graduated from Waveland High School and worked at RR Donnelley’s for 43 years as a pressman. On July 30, 1972, he married the love of his life, Sharon Kay Johnson, who passed away of COVID three days after Tom. He enjoyed golfing and bowling, but loved his 4-cylinder tractor pulling. He was a huge IU basketball fan and loved his dogs. 

He is survived by his five children, Tod Eric Howell, Melissa Ann Howell, Jennifer Lynn Howell, Todd Alan (Bonnie) Johnson and Craig Alan Howell; grandchildren, Kelsey (Justin) Flory and Kayla Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Logan, Gwendolyn, Rowan and Beckham; three brothers, Jack (Sue) Howell, Danny Howell and Frank Howell; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Richard Howell; sister Linda Lou Jones; and infant sister Sandra Sue. 

There will be a private family service Saturday, Jan. 22 for Tom and Sharon, which can be viewed on their obituary pages at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. There will be a public graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Leo J. Schafer

Leo J. Schafer

July 8, 1960-Jan. 16, 2022

 

Leo J. Schafer, 61, of Poland, Indiana, and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at Putnam County Hospital.

Leo was born July 8, 1960, at Indianapolis, to James and Rita Talboo Schafer. He was a graduate of Lawrence Central High School and attended IUPUI.

Leo worked in medical coding sales, and found much success over a long career, traveling all over the world while providing for his family.

While he found tremendous success in sales, his true passion was in music. An avid musician of many instruments and talents, a true performer in every sense of the word. His voice and guitar will, without a doubt, reverberate in the memories of those who knew him, forever.

He married the absolute love of his life, Lori Hoeferle, on Sept. 3, 1988. She survives. Also surviving is his only son and pride and joy, Paul James “PJ” Schafer; and brothers, Brian (Susan) Schafer, Joe (Betty) Schafer and Alan (Julie) Schafer.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Kevin Schafer and Neil Schafer.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with Pastor Nathan Miller officiating. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. The family is requesting only family and close friends attend and masks to be worn for safety.

Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.huntandson.com.

Donald Ray Quisenberry

Donald Ray Quisenberry

NOVEMBER 14, 1935 – JANUARY 17, 2022

 

Donald R. Quisenberry, age 86, of Greencastle, IN passed away Monday, January 17, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Anna Lois, and his five children (and spouses): Michael (Coleen), Wayne (Robyn), Kathryn (Michael), Debra (Milo), and Susan (James). He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Donald was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving our country for 21 years, including a tour in the Vietnam war from 1966-67. He believed strongly in our supporting our country and fiercely advocated for the freedom that he and others fought to keep.

Donald was born in Owensboro, KY, to Pearl and Clyde Quisenberry. He grew up in Owensboro where he met his wife, who also lived in Owensboro. The two spent the first couple of years in Deols, France, before traveling and living in various states and countries throughout the world. Donald earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980 from Columbia University in Colorado. Donald and Anna moved to Greencastle in 2004 where they have resided since.

Donald loved history, religious studies, and traveling, but still enjoyed spending time at home. He had a warm personality and enjoyed nothing more than talking with others and swapping stories. He loved his dogs wholeheartedly and worked tirelessly to spoil them.

A mass will be said for Donald on Saturday, January 29, at 11 am at St. Paul’s Catholic church in Greencastle. Burial will be in Owensboro, KY, at Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

Donald was a loving person who adored his family. We loved him in life and will continue to love him always. We are comforted in knowing that he is peaceful and free from pain.

Warren Eugene Tarrh

Warren Eugene Tarrh

JULY 19, 1920 – JANUARY 19, 2022

 

Warren E. (Bud) Tarrh died peacefully at the age of 101 on January 19, 2022.

Warren was born July 19, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan to Herbert P. and Dorothy Lowery Tarrh. When he was a child, his family moved back to Terre Haute to weather the depression and reunite with family and friends. From that point on, Terre Haute was home.

Following graduation from Wiley High School in 1938, Warren served in the United States Navy, Amphibian Force, from 1942 to 1945. Upon completion of his military service, he returned to Terre Haute and was employed by the Milwaukee and Penn Central railroads. On April 21, 1945, he married Alice Schwartz Tarrh, a lifelong resident of Terre Haute. They remained married for more than 65 years until her death in 2011.

After retiring, Warren remained active in the community. He was a lifelong member of Breden Memorial United Methodist Church. For over 19 years, he was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Terre Haute Chapter 1009, and he was a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 972.

Survivors include his daughter, Julia Tipton of Terre Haute, and five grandchildren: Julie Morgan Hooper (Rob) of Kensington, California; Christina Albright Brough (Gary) of Brownsburg, Indiana; Emily Tipton Dean (David) of Litchfield Park, Arizona; Benjamin Tipton (Maribel) of Goodyear, Arizona; and Samuel DeGraw of Greeley, Colorado. Other survivors include six great grandchildren: Allison Dean, Nathan Dean, Garrison Brough, Avalyn Brough, Pablo Tipton, and Sophia Tipton. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Marilu Schwartz, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, and two daughters, Jennifer Morgan and Theresa Jane DeGraw.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Harrison’s Crossing for their patience and care in the final years of Warren’s life. The family also thanks the staff at Cannon Inn for providing such a happy and caring home for Warren in the years following his wife’s death. Special thanks to the staff of SouthernCare Hospice, including Amy Howard, his registered nurse case manager, as well as Angelina Caddell and the other home health aides who cared for him. Finally, our thanks and gratitude to Angela McCullough and Carolyn Jo Brown for their friendship, care, and kindness during the final months of Warren’s life.

In lieu of funeral services or flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in his honor to the 14th and Chestnut Community Center, 1403 Chestnut Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807.

Rebecca Painter

Rebecca Painter

November 20, 1949 - January 15, 2022

 

Rebecca Painter, 72, passed away January 15, 2022 in Albany, Indiana. Rebecca was born to the late Roy and Vicie Moore in Brazil, Indiana on November 20, 1949.
Rebecca loved spending time with her family. She was a stay at home mom for the majority of her life. In her free time, she enjoyed listening to music, watching movies, and going to thrift stores.
Rebecca is survived by her sons, Denver Painter (Elizabeth), and Omer Painter, step-daughter, Lisa Upchurch (Billy), grandchildren, Sabrina Hornback, Brittany Painter, Kerah Kitts, Cody Painter, Payton Bell, Bobby Painter, Jolene Painter, Billy Upchurch, Brian Upchurch, and Christopher Upchurch.
Rebecca is preceded in death by her husband Bob Painter, and son Robert Painter.
A memorial service will be held at a date to be determined.

James William Brush

James William Brush

October 5, 1941 - January 16, 2022

 

James William Brush, 80 of Brazil, passed away January 16, 2022, at 6:40am at his home following a battle with cancer. He was born October 5, 1941, in Brazil, the son of James Noval and Willetta Louise Brush. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1959.
In his first career, Jim worked as a typesetter for the Terre Haute Tribune Star. He later went to Yellow Freight where he was a dock supervisor for 10 years. In 1987 he started a bar and pool hall in Brazil on Depot St. and called it “Jim-Bill’s”. He ran the bar until 1997. During those years he promoted pool tournaments, including 8/9 Ball Pool. Jim also began doing repair of pool cues for patrons and friends. He was a member of the Brazil Moose Lodge.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, having a garden, mushroom hunting and he liked country music. At one time, he played guitar in a country band locally. He was also a huge Colts fan.
On January 10, 1990, he married Ruth Kutch Brush, she survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Brush; children, Steve Brush and wife Carol of N.C., Kim Duncan and husband Donnie, Beth McGinty (Terry Higgenbothan) all of Brazil, Jimmy Brush of Terre Haute, step-daughter Robin Kutch of Plainfield; grandchildren, KC Dukes (Eric), Darci Rich (Ryan), Mercedes Brush, Sierra Brush (Dirk Thomas), D.J. Duncan (Brittany), Derek Duncan (Taylor), Hannah Cesinger (Blake), Caleb McGinty (Alexa Tillman); great-grandchildren, Hunter, Grayson, Max, Jameson, Makayla, Aubree, Makenzie, and Kyanna.
Services will be held Friday, January 21, 2022, at 1:00pm at the Lawson-Miller Chapel with Pastor Tim Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11-1. Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Bradley Spencer Lough

Bradley Spencer Lough

June 9, 1959-Jan. 13, 2022

 

Bradley Spencer Lough passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Bickford Memory Care after battling with dementia for several years.

Brad was born June 9, 1959, at Crawfordsville, to Clifford and Sharon (Hankins) Lough.

 

He married Amy (McCollum) Lough in Darlington on June 6, 1987.

After graduating from North Montgomery High School in 1977, he worked in the swine industry for several years and was employed by Nucor Steel for 25 years before retiring in 2017.

Brad was a life-long resident of Darlington and was an active participant in his community. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Masons, and Conservation Club. He was a chaperone twice with the Lafayette Honor Flight and enjoyed spending time with the veterans. He was also actively involved with 4-H and would always assist with his children’s projects. He loved helping other people and with his friendly, out-going personality, he could strike up a conversation with everyone he met.

He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed attending NASCAR and Indy Car races, Butler basketball games and Indianapolis Colts games. He was also an active outdoorsman and spent time hunting, fishing and boating. He enjoyed traveling on vacation with his family, and his favorite destination was Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida.

Brad was preceded in death by his father; paternal grandparents, Orville and Minnie Lough of Shannondale; and maternal grandparents, Charlie and Mary Hankins of Darlington.

He is survived by his mother; his wife; and his children, Abigail Lough (Justin Cotten) and grandson Jude Cotten of Crawfordsville and Spencer Lough of Indianapolis. Also surviving are his brother, Brian (Patty) Lough; sisters, Kim (Denny) Carpenter of Darlington and Kay (John) Barrett of Thorntown; mother-in-law Carolyn (John) Doyel; father-in-law Jim (Patti) McCollum of Crawfordsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be at the Darlington United Methodist Church, 201 W. Harrison St. on Friday, Jan. 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at the church, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Burkhart Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Darlington Covered Bridge Fund or Darlington Conservation Club or the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration  www.theaftd.org .

You may share memories and condolences at www.burkhartfh.com.

Rodney Eugene Strong and Sharon Marie Strong

Rodney Eugene Strong and Sharon Marie Strong

Jan. 14, 2022

 

Rodney Eugene Strong, 60, and Sharon Marie Strong, also 60, both of Veedersburg, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at home. Arrangements are pending at Hunt & Son Funeral Home.

Earl Franklin Elliott

Earl Franklin Elliott

July 7, 1933-Jan. 12, 2022

 

Earl Franklin Elliott, 88, passed away in his home Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, surrounded by his loving family and faithful companion dog, Sammy.

Earl was born July 7, 1933, to Nancy (McCloud) and Orville Elliott. Earl was a lifelong resident of Crawfordsville and was the youngest of nine children.

Earl is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Ruby (Barker) Elliott, and by their three treasured daughters; Jennifer Elliott Meadows (David), Sarah Elliott (Mike) and Connie Elliott Mills (Roy). Earl was an adored “Paps” to his 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was also a much-loved Uncle Earl to his many nieces and nephews and was a cherished younger brother to older siblings. Earl was a dear and special friend to his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Earl enjoyed a long career in banking and retired from Montgomery Savings and Loan as president and chairman of the board. Earl served on the boards of several Montgomery County nonprofit and civic organizations during his career and retirement. He was an active member of Kiwanis for over 50 years.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Nancy Elliott and his eight siblings: Jack Elliott, Ruby Vaught, Harry Elliott, Bonnie Shea, Vivian Stewart, Doris Brier, Lois Rizzo and Wilma Vaught.

There will be a private family memorial at a future date. Arrangements are being made by Hunt and Son Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Earl and Ruby Elliott Fund at the Montgomery County Community Foundation.

You are invited to sign the online guestbook, leave a condolence or share a memory at www.huntandson.com.

Earl’s humor and joy for life will be missed by all who knew him.

Terry King

Terry King

Feb. 22, 1948-Jan. 13, 2022

 

Terry King, 73, of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville. He was a resident at Bickford Memory Care for a year.

He was born Feb. 22, 1948, at Conran, Missouri, to the late Marion and Edna (Emerson) King.

He graduated from LaMoille High School in 1966 and served his country in the United States Army from October 1967 until October 1969. After basic training, he was stationed at Fort Gordon in Georgia and Stuttgart, Germany.

He married the love of his life, DeAnn Kay Pinter on April 6, 1969. He worked at RR Donnelley’s for 39 1/2 years, starting downtown in Chicago and then being transferred to Crawfordsville in 1991.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities and telling them tall tales. He liked woodworking, hunting and fishing, gardening, reading, birdwatching, and being outdoors.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, DeAnn; three children, Denise (Chad) Mixdorf, Nyla (Sean) Gwynn and Dan (Sara) King; six grandchildren, Tori (Jeffrey) Miller, Vince (Jeanine) Gwynn, Veronica Gwynn, Vaughn Gwynn, Stella King and Nolan King; two great-granddaughters, Roslyn Miller and Emery Gwynn; four sisters, Peggy Davenport, Bonnie Faber, Connie Mecum and Rita Blackburn; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Verla Laws, Wendy Davenport and Mary Lou Kennedy; two brothers, Ray King and Phil King; and three brothers-in-law, Don Davenport, Brian Pinter and Wayne Cooper. 

There will be a visitation at Christ Lutheran Church, 300 W. South Blvd., Crawfordsville, on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at noon, with Pastor Kelly Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at New Richmond Cemetery.

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

Jerry Grabman

Jerry Grabman

Nov. 18, 1940-Jan. 11, 2022

 

Jerry Grabman, 81, of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at Franciscan Health.

He was born Nov. 18, 1940, at Crawfordsville, to Joseph Grabman and Marian Howard. He was a semi-retired life insurance salesman and before that had worked at Indiana Printing Company for 22 years.

Jerry was married to his first girlfriend Sandra “Sandy” Alexander on Jan. 5, 1963, until her passing in August of 1993. He never remarried and devoted his life to his family and his church.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Grabman and Marian (Howard) Grabman; his wife Sandra (Alexander) Grabman; and his siblings, Stephen Grabman, Marian Joan Grabman and Lucille Jane Davis (Grabman).

 

He is survived by his two children, Jill Avila Lima (Grabman) and son-in-law Daniel Jose Avila Lima of Crawfordsville and Joe Grabman and daughter-in-law Stacey Grabman of Oceanside, California. He was the proud Papaw of Cassie Jones (Grabman) of Waynetown, Stephanie Grabman and Devin Luse of Crawfordsville, Alexandria Grabman, Meigan Grabman and Colin Grabman, all of Oceanside, California. He adored his great-grandchildren, Dylan Tyner, Olivia Seward and Briar Sullivan.

Jerry was a giver in every way. He was a lifelong member of his beloved church, St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus since he was a young man and served as the Grand Knight. He actively participated in nearly all the service activities supported by the Knights of Columbus, especially the Tootsie Roll Drive. He served in the National Guard, he volunteered as a Redcoat at Franciscan Health and he contributed to Gibault School for Boys among many other charities.

There will be a visitation service for Jerry 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Crawfordsville. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Knights of Columbus at St. Bernard’s Church, Bernie’s Buffet at St. Bernard’s Church or Gibault School for Boys.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.huntandson.com.

Lloyd Michael Arnold

Lloyd Michael Arnold

February 10, 1960 ~ January 16, 2022 (age 61)

 

Lloyd Michael Arnold, 61, of Reelsville, Indiana, passed away Unexpectedly on January 16th, 2022.

 

He joined the Navy in 1977 at the ripe age of 17. He attended Plainfield High School and obtained his GED in 1978. He earned his CDL in 1983. He drove for J.B. Hunt until 1989 and retired from Great Dane as a welder in 2017.

He enjoyed attending race events (Nascar & dirt track), fishing, black/white comedies (AKA The Three Stooges), computer games and a strong drink. His family and friends would describe him as hard-working, loyal, caring and humble.

He married Connie Madden in 1976, had 2 daughters, Kristy (Chris) Scott & Jennifer(James) Adams.

They divorced and he spent his last 21 years with his significant other, Sheryl Cornett. He had 4 granddaughters, 4 grandsons and 3 great-grandsons.

Funeral services for Lloyd will be held at 12:00 pm Thursday January 20th, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the service time of 12:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be directed to Lloyd’s funeral fund to assist with expenses. Condolences may be sent at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Arthur "Chic" R. McKee

Arthur"Chic" R. McKee

September 23, 1944 ~ January 15, 2022 (age 77)

 

Arthur “Chic” R. McKee, age 77 of Cloverdale, went to be with the Lord January 15th, 2022.  He was born in Burnside, Kentucky to the late Arthur and Hazel (Sexton)McKee.  He married Karon (Merriman)McKee August 21st, 1964 and she survives.

Chic was a dedicated truck driver for most of his life and retired from Roadway Express after 25 years of service. Also, survived by a brother Danny(Sandy) McKee of Reelsville, IN. He was proceeded in death by his father Arthur Lee McKee and his mother Hazel Virginia “Sexton”McKee, two brothers Ira McKee and Gordon Wayne McKee, two sisters Sandy McKee and Donna McKee.  He leaves behind his wife of 57 years Karon McKee and four children Robin(Charlie) Slicer of Quincy, IN, Angela(Bruce) McQuern of Lebanon, IN, Kevin(Lisa) McKee of Burnside, KY and Shannon(Joseph) Fitzpatrick of Greencastle, IN as well as 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Chic enjoyed fishing, hunting, Nascar and especially loved spending time with his family.  He will be dearly missed by all.

Funeral Services for Chic will be held Friday, January 21st, 2022 at 11:00am, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held Thursday, January 20th, 2022 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at the funeral home.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Mavis L. Mitchell

Mavis L. Mitchell

May 1, 1919 - January 15, 2022

 

Mavis L. Mitchell, 102, passed away peacefully at CrownPointe assisted living in Lebanon, Indiana on Saturday, January 15, 2022.  She was born May 1, 1919 in Crawfordsville, Indiana; a daughter of the late Benjamin and Hattie (Farrow) Lough.

She was a 1937 graduate of Darlington High School and attended two years of beauty college.

In April of 1942, she was married to Russell Mitchell; he passed away on January 17, 2005. Together, they shared 62 loving years together.

Mavis was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.  She was a member of Jamestown Christian Church and later in life attended Harvestime Fellowship Church. Mavis enjoyed reading and listening to audio books.

Survivors include her son: Ricky J. (Diana) Mitchell of Crawfordsville; two grandchildren, Alishia K. Watts of Thorntown and Kyle B. Mitchell of Phoenix, Arizona; six great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mavis was preceded in death by sisters, Juanita Lough, Julia Anglin, and Beverly Sallee.

Visitation is planned from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Harvestime Fellowship Church, 7925 West 700 South, Jamestown, IN 46147.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 19 at the church in Jamestown. Interment will follow services at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Jamestown.

Porter and Hunt Funeral Home & Crematory in Jamestown has been entrusted with her arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to Jackson Township Historical Society; P.O. Box 297, Jamestown, IN 46147

Leslie H. Ebaugh

Leslie H. Ebaugh

March 17, 1935 - January 13, 2022

 

Mr. Leslie Howard Ebaugh, 86, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Witham Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  He was born March 17, 1935, in Lebanon. to Buford (Bus) and Marjorie (Canada) Ebaugh.

He married Loraine Kay Shoaf on October 6, 1962, in Advance; she survives. They had the joy of spending 59 wonderful years together.

Leslie attended school in Advance and graduated from Jackson Township High School in 1953.  He was a member of the National Honor Society and vice-president of his senior class.  He was a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church. He enjoyed country music, attending the Indianapolis 500, playing Euchre, and spending time with his family. He honorably served in the US National Air Guard for 6 years.  Leslie with his wife Loraine owned and operated the New Ross Grocery from 1989 to 2000, for which they were famous for their bologna sandwiches and coney days. Leslie was a proud farmer in Boone and Montgomery counties his entire life.  He liked to tell the story of his farming beginnings of helping his grandfather, George Canada, as a child and then milking cattle while he was in high school.  His love for farming never ended.

Survivors include his wife, Loraine K. Ebaugh; children, Libby Cowling of Indianapolis, Lisa Graham (Brain Kincaid) of Ladoga, Patrick Ebaugh (Cheryl) of Crawfordsville, and Lachelle Day of Brownsburg; grandchildren, Constance Cowling (Dan Yohe), Diane Cowling (Eddie Hill), Christian VanDyke (Brandon), Desiree Cowling, Michael Graham (Sasha Keck), Quentin Day, Nickolas Ebaugh, and Tyler Sutton (Taylor); seven great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Rowan, Kaia, Riley, Taylor, Iris, Sophia, and Serenity.  He also leaves behind his siblings, Tudie Beck, Lee Ebaugh, Martha Janssen, and Mike Ebaugh, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by a sister, Leanna Chappel, and son-in-law, Dan Day.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at the Porter and Hunt Funeral Home & Crematory, 315 West Main Street, in Jamestown, Indiana.  Funeral services are planned for Thursday, January 20, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will follow services at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Jamestown.  The family would like to request those in attendance to wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, family request that donations be made to: Walnut Township Community Organization (WTCO), PO Box 187, New Ross, IN  47968 or the organization of the donor’s choice.

David Lee Greggs

David Lee Greggs

December 20, 1938 - January 14, 2022

 

David Lee Greggs, 83 of Terre Haute, passed away January 14, 2022, at 10:30pm at the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care.

He was born December 20, 1938, in Terre Haute, the son of Joseph “Wayne” Greggs and Mildred Hanna Greggs. Dave graduated from Garfield High School, and he remained close to a group of his school friends with breakfast gatherings once a week.

Dave started working at Union Hospital as a young man. There was a need for additional training in respiratory therapy and Dave was sent to The Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University and the North Carolina Baptist Hospital. He came back to Union and for many years, he was the Director of Respiratory Therapy at Union, retiring after 38 years in 1997.

Following retirement, he began working for Terre Haute First Financial as the caretaker for the First Financial Forest Park in Terre Haute. He truly enjoyed this time of being out of doors, caring for the property and being a part of this endeavor.

Dave was united in marriage to Sue Johnston Greggs on August 20, 1997. They have attended the First Baptist Church of North Terre Haute for several years.

In the past, Dave enjoyed playing tennis, golf, baseball and was a part of the Terre Haute Elks. He played cards with a group of friends and later he enjoyed watching sports on television.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jack Greggs, Richard Greggs, Loren “Larry” Greggs, one sister Barbara Dickinson; two great-grandchildren, Silas, and Scarlett.
Survivors include his wife Sue of Terre Haute; daughter, Christy Pickens and husband Kayle of Corey; other children, Jerry Scott Greggs of Texas, daughter Doris White of Bloomington; step-children, Derek Bryan and wife Dana and Michelle Pickett and husband Darrell; grandchildren, Samuel Pickens, Seth Pickens, Dylan White, Katie Greggs, Joshua Bryan, Lauren Bryan, Samantha Bryan, Tailor Carey, Rachel Willian, and Nicole Pickett; great-grandchildren, Kenny Lee White and Ruby Willian; sister Anna Rae Jent of Fairview Park, OH; many nieces and nephews.

At his direction, no services will be held. Cremation will take place. Should friends so desire, donations can be made to the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care at, 400 8th Ave. Terre Haute, IN. 47804. Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Mary Elizabeth Wilson

Mary Elizabeth Wilson

AUGUST 2, 1935 – JANUARY 15, 2022

 

Mary Elizabeth Wilson, 86, of Bainbridge passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at I.U. West in Avon.

Mary was born in Indianapolis on August 2, 1935, the daughter of March Hamilton and Jenny Richards. Mrs. Wilson was a bus driver with North Putnam Schools for Several years until her retirement.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Earl Wayne Wilson; a son, Earl Wilson, (Linda); two grandchildren, Ed Wilson, (Lisa), and Jessica Wilson; and two great-grandchildren, Riley Wilson, and Shelbi Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Charles Underwood, and Benjamin Underwood; and two sisters, Thelma Underwood and Joanne Irving.

Services will be held 11: 00 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Clinton Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Thursday.

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

Hershel Dale Barger

Hershel Dale Barger

MAY 17, 1932 – JANUARY 14, 2022

 

Hershel Dale Barger, age 89, of Cloverdale, Indiana passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022. Hershel was born May 17, 1932.

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

Harry Wilson Swank

Harry Wilson Swank

DECEMBER 18, 1936 – JANUARY 14, 2022

 

The family is saddened to announce the passing of Harry Wilson Swank, 85 on January 14, 2022, after a severe Covid illness.

Harry was born in New Market, IN on December 18, 1936 to Harold Swank and Nellie I Neal, graduated from Crawfordsville high school in 1954. He married Donna Buxton in 1963. He was in the US army, was a paratrooper from 1955-58 and was a Indiana State trooper from 1962-1991.

Harry enjoyed shooting and hunting, loved wild animals and enjoyed seeing them in their natural habitat and of course cats...

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Donna and older sister Sandra Mcmahon.

Survivors include daughter Robin (Jay) Sparks of Greencastle. Son Randall (Amber) Swank of Crawfordsville. Four grandchildren who he adored: Luke, Jayson, Tyson Sparks and granddaughter Lilly Swank. And last but not least, a wonderful sister, Katy Long of Woodbridge, Virginia who he loved dearly.

If you would like to honor his memory and love for animals, please donate to Putnam County Humane Society, 4700 E State Rd 240, Greencastle, IN 46135.

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

Oran Rubeck

Oran Rubeck

November 4, 1920 ~ January 13, 2022 (age 101)

 

Oran Rubeck, 101, went to be with the Lord January 13th, 2022 at Millpond, Greencastle.  He was born in Owen County, Indiana November 4, 1920 to Albert Edward Rubeck and Nora Alice (Hunsicker) Rubeck.  He went to Jordan Village School and graduated from Cloverdale High School.  On October 1, 1940, he was united in marriage to Mary Anne Mikolaitis, she preceded him in death February 9th, 2017.

Oran was Trustee of Jackson Twp., Jackson Twp. Advisory Board, and Cloverdale School Board.  He was serving on the Board when the elementary building was built.  Oran and Mary were owners of “Rubeck Sawmill” for many years.  Oran’s father started the sawmill in 1927.  Oran would go with his father Albert into the woods and camp while they cut the trees for the mill.

Oran’s hobbies were traveling in the R.V. and camping with their camping group -many who have already passed on.  Oran loved visiting with family & friends.  Oran loved to relax while reading westerns.

Oran is survived by two sons:  Ronald Rubeck and Jerry Rubeck; one daughter Sharon (Joe) Swank; Seven Grandchildren:  Rhonda (Bobby) Tincher, Tonnie (Deborah) Rubeck, Kevin Rubeck, Scott (Carol) Swank, Elaine (Jason) Bain, Matthew (Sarah) Swank, Sabrina (Aaron) Wilson, and Franie (Greg) Arnold; 12 Great-Grandchildren:  Mickey (Crystal) Tincher, Hannah (Jim) Shrum, Trent Tincher, Wayne (Brittany) Rubeck, Daphne (Mark) Rutenberg, Alesha (Zach) Crouse, JayAnn and Aubree Youngblood, Christian Wilson, Michaela, Issak, and Madeline Bain.  Great-Great Grandchildren: June, Silas Shrum, Everly, Amelia Tincher, Lucas Siebers, Austin, Erin, Brady Rubeck, Peyton and Deborah Daniels, Asher, Tiras, and Zoey Rutenberg, Wesley and Eleanor Swank.  And baby Crouse due in April. Oran was preceded in death by his parents, spouse Mary Rubeck, Daughter-in-law Evelyn Rubeck, brothers:  Clifford, Roy, and George Rubeck.  Sisters:  Mildred Hoffa, Marie Bullerdick, and Martha Fritzinger.

 

A memorial service for Oran will be held Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Zion United Church of Christ in Poland, IN. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the service time of 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Tri-County Community Club.

Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Odis Allen Pittman

Odis Allen Pittman

June 28, 1952 - January 12, 2022

 

Odis Allen Pittman, 69, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at Union Hospital, on January 12, 2022.

Odis was born on June 28, 1952, in Gary, Indiana, the son of Odis Jackson and Emely Rose (Burns) Pittman. Odis worked doing “odd jobs” and construction work for most of his life. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, and spending time with his friends and family.

Odis was preceded in death by his father Odis Jackson Pittman and a brother Michael Wayne Pittman.

Odis is survived by his mother Emely Rose Pletcher; two children: Lillie Marie Hines and Frank O’Dell Pittman; siblings: Eunice Mae Pittman Vinni (Richard), Robert E. Pittman (Donna), Larry Pittman (Anna), Vickie Sikora (Christopher), and Darcy Brown (Marvin Jr.); as well as several extended family members and friends.


Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Services will follow at 3:00 PM with Pastors Rob Pittman and Terry Gobin officiating.

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

Nancy L. Servies

Nancy L. Servies

Jan. 16, 1939-Jan. 12, 2022

 

Nancy L. Servies, 82, of Crawfordsville passed away in the evening of Jan. 12, 2022, at home, surrounded by family and friends.

Mrs. Servies retired in 1999 from Crawfordsville High School, where she taught communications and English from 1984. She was previously employed at Lebanon High School 1974-1984 as an English teacher and yearbook advisor. She was the treasurer of the Anna Willson Memorial Foundation for several years in Crawfordsville and secretary of Brookhaven Village in Florida for three years, where she and her husband resided during the winter months. She was a past member of the First United Methodist Church and later the First Baptist Church of Lucerne Park in Winter Haven, Florida and the Mace United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Post 72 auxiliary.

Mrs. Servies was a 1957 graduate of Crawfordsville High School, a 1972 graduate of Purdue University and received a master’s degree from Purdue University in 1980 in educational communications.

She was born January 16, 1939 in Crawfordsville to Charlotte Gegner Hudson and Babe Delight Hudson. She married Marlin B. Harrington on June 14, 1959. He passed away on April 23, 1975. She then married Max E. Servies on July 3, 1976. He passed away Oct. 9, 2021.

Survivors include: daughters, Alisa M. Servies Maloney (Tim), Tina Jane Servies Elmore (Dale), Stacy L. Harrington Adams (Randy); sons, M. Kirk Harrington (Sammie), K. Kent Harrington (Winnie), Tim R. Servies (former spouse, Wendy, deceased) and 24 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Carolyn Foster (John), Marilyn Hudson, brother, Charles Hudson (Jan), sister, Rita Hamm.

Nancy lived a blessed life, walking firmly with her faith. She would enter a room and brighten it with her love, light and laughter. She took great pride in her children, family, friends and students. She loved life and lived it to the fullest! In her last hours she spoke of a beautiful light and that her Lord was calling her name. She was a blessed gift to all of those who loved her! She will continue to travel through life, with all she loved carrying her with us in our hearts and memories.

Services will be conducted Sunday, Jan. 23 at Burkhart Funeral Home, with visitation from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and services starting at 4 p.m. Entombment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24 at Oak Hill Mausoluem.

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

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

Bill Richmond

Bill Richmond

 

Visitation for Bill Richmond will be held 4-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, with visitation one hour before service. Both will be held at Burkhart Funeral Home at 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville, IN 47933. The family requests that masks be worn for both indoor events. Burial will be immediately following service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Elizabeth 'Liz' Carey

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Carey

Nov. 21, 1944-Jan. 13, 2022

 

Elizabeth “Liz” Carey, 77, of Crawfordsville passed away peacefully at 6 p.m. Jan. 13, 2022, surrounded by her family.

She was born Nov. 21, 1944, at Pekin, Illinois, to Bessie and Henry Mount. She graduated from Delavan High School in 1962. She married Robert Carey on April 21, 1963.

 

Throughout her life, Liz lived in Kewanee, Illinois, Waveland, Berea, Kentucky, Brunswick, Georgia, Roachdale, Litchfield, Kentucky and Crawfordsville.

She raised three boys, Rob, Duane and Tim. She was a loving wife and a great mother. Her hobbies were quilting, golfing, cooking, playing games with the family and following her three boys to sporting events. She loved spending time together as a family even if that meant she had to go fishing and hunting with them.

She is survived by her three sons, Rob (Kelly) Carey, Crawfordsville, Duane (Debbie) Carey, Brandenburg, Kentucky and Tim (Misti) Carey, Sardis, Georgia; siblings, Janet Sears, Jane Hinman, Harley Mount and Henry (Ethel) Mount; nine grandchildren, Brittney (Kyle) Archer, Ben Carey (Tammy Puente), Jacob Carey, Kaitlyn Sulc, Dawson Carey, Wyatt Carey, Mackenzie McCafferty, Mallorie McCafferty and Madalen McCafferty; and three great-grandchildren, Kylie Carey, Jordan and Keagan Archer.

She is preceded in death by both of her parents, Henry and Bessie Mount; husband of 49 years Robert Carey; sister Linda Kerns; and brother Bill Mount.

Cremation was chosen with a memorial service that will be held Monday, Jan. 17 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home. Visitation is from 4-5:30 p.m. with a memorial service at 5:30 for family and friends.

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

Faye A. York DeAth

Faye A. York DeAth

Feb. 14, 1928-Jan. 12, 2022

 

Faye Aileen (Strow) York DeAth, 93, of Mellott passed away at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

Faye was born Feb. 14, 1928, at Paris, Illinois. She was the daughter of the late Glen and Florence (Griffin) Strow. She was raised in Illinois and was a graduate of St. Bernice High School in 1946. She later moved to Kingman and has resided in Mellott since 1988.

 

Faye formerly worked as a cook at Midway Texaco at Centennial. She worked most of her life as a homemaker and caregiver. More recently she had served as a bus driver for 12 years at Southeast Fountain Schools.

She was a member of the Hillsboro Nazarene Church and loved her church family. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Kingman. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed taking care of her yard. She was noted for her pie baking skills.

Faye was first married to Kenneth York on Sept. 18, 1948, in Kentucky. Kenneth preceded her in death Dec. 23, 1999. Faye married Robert Emerson DeAth on July 16, 1988, at Veedersburg. Robert preceded her in death March 10, 2007.

Faye leaves behind her two sons, LeRoy (Rosemary) York, Kingman, and Leland York of Danville, Illinois; daughter-in-law Kathy York, Yorktown; step-daughter Rita (H.G.) Ratcliff, Covington; two step-sons, Bob DeAth, Hillsboro, and Greg (Janice) DeAth, Fairfield, Iowa; sister Erma McConkey, Paris, Illinois; six grandchildren, Troy (Jamie) York, Todd (Tammy) York, Heather (Ax) Tuttle, Drew York, Greg (Amanda) York and Dan (Jeana) York; 10 great-grandchildren, Cora and Harper York, Eric York, Jolee (Terry) Gregory, Willow Tuttle and Maverick Tuttle, Alexia Anderson, Ashton Anderson, Remington York and Hayes York; two great-great-grandchildren, Marcey Gregory and Landry Gregory; step-grandchildren, Kylene (Josh) Crabb, B.J. (Laura) DeAth, Bob Kemp, Mary Kemp, Sherry Kemp, Jennifer (Jake) Dresden and Jamie (Todd) Reifsteck; and step-great-grandchildren, Colton, Kinly and Nolan Crabb, Wyatt, Lucy and Lily DeAth, Alex, Jacob, Jackson and Eli Kemp, Margo and Etta Dresden, Jackson, Maxwell and Samuel Weaton and Madison Reifsteck.

She was preceded in death by two infant children; son Leon York; granddaughter Elizabeth York; great-grandson Cody York; three brothers, Harold, Joseph and Arthur Strow; along with sister Alma Titus.

Friends may call at Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, on Monday, Jan. 17 from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m., with Pastor Greg McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in the Kingman Fraternal Cemetery, Kingman. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene.  Condolences may be sent online to www.mausfuneralhome.com.

Loree Jane McCloud

Loree Jane McCloud

Dec. 23, 1961-Jan. 12, 2022

 

Loree Jane McCloud of rural Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday night, Jan. 12, 2022, at home. She was 60.

Loree worked at Culver Hospital, Wendy’s, Plasetene and Sommer Metalcraft. More recently, she worked for the Crawfordsville School System. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles, where she was the recipient of the Mrs. Eagle Award, which she was proud of. She liked camping, cooking and doing crafts. She loved to be with friends and have a good time and most of all, loved her kids and grandkids.

Born Dec. 23, 1961, at Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Maurice Lockhart and Carol Ann Walker Turpin. She was raised by Charlie Turpin. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1980.

Surviving family includes: companion Rich Woods; three sons, Darrin (Kadee) McCloud, Derek (Macie) McCloud and Dustin (Ambria) McCloud; seven grandchildren, Dakohda, Colton, Tinsley, Henry, Hoven, Emilia and Duncan; her dad and step-mom, Maurice and Myrna Lockhart; two sisters, Brooke (Eric) Elliott and Lucinda (Ray) Brown; two brothers, Maurice Lockhart Jr. and Jason (Dana) Lockhart; two step-children, Shannon (Malia) Duty-Woods and Brandi (Jack) Burpo; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville, with services starting at 4:30 p.m. by the Eagles Auxiliary. Pastor Cody Hargis and Chaplain Mark Strahm will officiate. Cremation will take place after the service.

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

Carla Jean Greavu

Carla Jean Greavu

Nov. 15, 1933-Jan. 5, 2022

 

Carla Jean Greavu, formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away peacefully on Jan. 5, 2022, at Somerby Senior Living (memory care) in Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband by her side. She was 88.

Known by her friends and family as Jean or Jeannie, she was born Nov. 15, 1933, in Burlington, Iowa, to Mildred and Leo Goss. She graduated from Omaha Technical High School in 1951 where she became proficient in shorthand dictation which led to her becoming a column editor on the newspaper staff. She met her husband Wesley J. Greavu who was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, and they later traveled to Minnesota to marry in a double wedding ceremony with their two best friends on Sept. 4, 1953. This past September marked their 68th wedding anniversary.

 

After leaving Minnesota for Indiana in 1967, Jean became an active member of Christ Lutheran Church where she served in many capacities over the years. She was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, volunteered much of her time to Meals on Wheels and Muffy, and worked at the Montgomery County Treasurer’s Office while raising her five kids.

She enjoyed entertaining her grandkids, playing cards, attending Crawfordsville High School sporting events, going to the movies, bowling, decorating for the holidays and traveling extensively with her husband and family. Jean had a quick wit, admirable vocabulary and was a wizard at solving word jumbles and crossword puzzles in newspapers.

In recent years, Jean and Wes moved to Charleston, SC to be nearer their immediate family. Jean will be lovingly remembered as a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother, and for her deep faith, commitment to her family, and for her unwavering desire to help others.

 

She is survived by her devoted husband, Wes Greavu; daughter Wendi (Terry) Dickerson; sons, Wesley C. Greavu, John (Lori) Greavu and Joel (Bobbie) Greavu; grandchildren, Shelly (Alex) Lamarre, Emma (Josh) Behman, Evan, Ethan, Mackenzi, Chandler, Christian, Shane, Kista, Kennedi and Jolie; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Ann; grandson Corey; and her sister, Jo Ann Apman.

A family ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at Church of the Holy Cross on Daniel Island, South Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.ALZ.org) or Christ Lutheran Church of Crawfordsville in her honor.

Ashley Nicole Hoffa

Ashley Nicole Hoffa

May 8, 1987

 

Ashley Nicole Hoffa was born May 8, 1987, to her late mother Tresa Bixler. She lived in Crawfordsville and Lafayette, Indiana most of her life. She had a few father figures growing up, Rex Handley and David Brock. She has six beautiful children, Eliza, Ethan, Emma, Jeremiah, Ashlynn, Scarlett Paige, and a wonderful husband, Drew Hoffa. She also has a younger brother, Harley Brock.

Ashley had a lot of passions in life, she loved getting tattoos and going shopping. Her favorite thing to do overall was spending time with her kids. She did struggle with a lot of different things over the years but there’s nothing she couldn’t overcome.

There will be a celebration of life gathering at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Tuesday, Jan. 18 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

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

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

Marian Alice Adams

Marian Alice Adams

JUNE 5, 1933 – JANUARY 11, 2022

 

Marian Alice Adams, age 88, of Cloverdale, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Marian was born June 5, 1933.

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

Rita Mae Ash

Rita Mae Ash

FEBRUARY 9, 1947 – JANUARY 13, 2022

 

Rita Mae Ash, 74, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday Evening, January 13, 2022, at Asbury Towers.

Rita was born in Greencastle on February 9, 1947, the daughter of Willard and Hazel Marie Scott (Buis) Fitzsimmons.

Mrs. Ash worked in many restaurants over the years as a cook. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Greencastle. Rita loved to help people, and was a professional Clown for many years, and an actively licensed Minister.

Survivors include her three children, Tina Rogers, (Curt), Shelia Friend, (Scott), and Clyde Ash; two brothers, Russell Fitzsimmons and Teddy Scott, (Tracy); a sister, Patricia Jones, (Gary); four grandchildren, Renee Duncan, Dustin Rogers, (Maggie), Shelby Detro, (Josiah), and April Detro; four great-grandchildren, Jayla Weekly, Emily Weekly, Lincoln Rogers, and Elaina Rogers; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clyde Edward Ash Sr.; and a brother, Lesster Fitzsimmons.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2022. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday.

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

Denise Kay Hogshead

Denise Kay Hogshead

SEPTEMBER 23, 1958 – JANUARY 13, 2022

 

Denise Kay Hogshead, age 63, of Russellville, Indiana passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Denise was born September 23, 1958.

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

Bonnie Jean Spurr

Bonnie Jean Spurr

AUGUST 2, 1922 – JANUARY 14, 2022

 

Bonnie Jean Spurr, 99, of Greencastle passed away on January 14, 2022, at Asbury Towers. She was the longest living of any relative in either side of the families and the last survivor of the greatest generation.

Bonnie was born in Sugar Creek on August 2, 1922, the daughter of Claude L. and Pearl (Williams) Lewis. Bonnie was an avid gardener in the summer months and enjoyed quilting in the winter.

Survivors include her son David K. Spurr & his wife Sally Hunt Spurr, Half Moon Bay, California; a granddaughter, Polly Haysman, a great-great granddaughter Lexi Haysman of who reside in Happy Valley, South Australia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of over 58 years, Keith Spurr; daughter, Sharon Kay Spurr and a brother, and two sisters.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at Clinton Falls Cemetery with Pastor Mark Strahm officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home prior to services at Clinton Falls Cemetery.

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

Pamela Sue (Randall) Tingle

Pamela Sue (Randall) Tingle

October 2, 1949 ~ January 13, 2022 (age 72)

 

Pamela Sue Tingle, age 72 of Spencer passed away January 13th, 2022.

Born October 2nd, 1949 to the late Robert and Betty (Dillon) Randall.

 Pamela married Dale Tingle January 7th, 1967 and he preceded her in death October 29th, 2019.

She is survived by her sons Keith D. Tingle and his wife Vicki S. of Cloverdale, Dennis L. Tingle of Spencer, and Donald R. Tingle and his wife Courtney J. of Spencer; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  Siblings Tim Randall, Beverly Weddle and husband Mike, Jackie Schabel, Rhonda Brown and husband Loren.  (Bobbie Hooker deceased) brother in law Richard Hooker.

Funeral services for Pamela will be at 11:00 am Wednesday January 19th, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday January 18th, 2022 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Hudson Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

 

Services

VISITATION

Tuesday
January 18, 2022
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Whitaker Funeral Home
201 N. Lafayette St.
Cloverdale, IN 46120

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

Wednesday
January 19, 2022
11:00 AM
Whitaker Funeral Home
201 N. Lafayette St.
Cloverdale, IN 46120

Charles"Dude" R. Renfro

Charles"Dude" R. Renfro

February 19, 1930 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 91)

 

Charles “Dude” R. Renfro, age 91 of Putnamville passed away January 12th, 2022.

Born in Osborn, OH February 19th, 1930 to the late Charles F. and Mary (Alexander) Renfro.

Charles married Lam (Boonsoongnern)Renfro on December 25th, 1967 in Thailand, she preceded him in death May 1st, 2005.

Charles was an Air Force veteran having served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and he retired from the State Farm Correctional Facility in 1993.

He is survived by his daughter Lin (Robert) Iseman of Greencastle; son Don Renfro of Columbus OH; stepdaughter Elizabeth Jean Maley of FL; sister Joan Olson and several nieces and nephews.

 In addition to his wife and parents he is also preceded in death by his brother Robert Renfro and sister Ida May Scott.

Graveside services for Charles will be held at 12:00 pm Monday January 17th, 2022 at the Putnamville Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.


Services

GRAVESIDE SERVICE

Monday
January 17, 2022
12:00 PM
Putnamville Cemetery
1169 US-40
Putnamville, IN 46135

Charles W. Blackford

Charles W. Blackford

October 24, 1933 - January 13, 2022

 

Charles Wayne Blackford, 88, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away following a brief stay at Cloverleaf of Knightsville, on January 13, 2022.

Charlie was born on October 24, 1933, in Clinton, Indiana, the son of Charles H. and Mary E. (Craft) Blackford. He graduated from Montezuma High School with the class of 1953. Following high school, he served his country in the United States Navy as a Seabee. He was honorably discharged in 1957. He was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church, in Brazil. He worked for Indiana Bell as lineman and technician. He retired on May 31, 1991, after 38 years of service.

He was a member and Past Master of Parke County Lodge 8 and the Scottish Rite Lodge of Terre Haute. In his free time, he enjoyed bowling and spending time with family and friends.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Mary Blackford; his wife Violet Blackford; and a brother Donald Ray Blackford.

Charlie is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Tamyra and Tim Rogers of Brazil; granddaughter Kayla Nichole Withers and fiancé Daniel Westfall; great-grandchildren: Haley Rae Withers, Nathan Scott Withers, and Kayliana Grace Westfall; step-grandchildren: Chandler Westfall and Breven Westfall; niece and nephews: David Blackford, Chuck Blackford, and Beth Brooks; as well as several extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Monday, January 17, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Services will follow at 3:00 PM. Burial will be held at Clearview Cemetery.

Should friends so desire, donations may be made to Intrepid Hospice 400 Poplar St 2nd Floor, Terre Haute, IN 47807.

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

 

Nancy Joan Smith

Nancy Joan Smith

SEPTEMBER 24, 1939 – JANUARY 12, 2022

 

Nancy Joan (Lents) Smith, 82, passed away on January 12, 2022, at IU West Hospital Avon, IN.

Nancy was born in Indianapolis, IN on September 24, 1939, the daughter of John and Alberta Lents, and was a graduate of St. John High School in Loogootee, IN.

Nancy was known for her angelic voice which she reverently displayed in her devotion to Christ. Her voice and musical talents brought feelings of compassion and joy to all that knew her. She was a talented guitarist, upright bassist, and pianist; inspired many of her grandchildren to become artful musicians and share their passion for music with others. Many remember her graceful voice being sung at her daughter’s weddings, family events and church choirs.

She also had a talent for knitting. She enjoyed creating doll clothes for granddaughters and great granddaughters, intricate hats, delicate scarves, and comforting blankets for family, friends, and those in need. After the passing of her beloved, Tom, of 60 years, Nancy drew close in the comfort of our Heavenly Mother. She continued her devotion to Mary by praying her rosary daily, offering up her suffering for the sake of others.

Her family left behind, are heartbroken without her here on earth, but we are also comforted when we think of her now free from suffering, basking in the light of The Father, wrapped up in the love of Our Mother, and walking hand in hand with her true love, Tom, once again.

Survivors include her five children, Dirk Smith, Greencastle, Lisa Ray (Chris) Plainfield, Susan Wesley (Shane) Silex, MO, Alison Bauer (Joe), Brownsburg, & Lora Deaton (Mark) Poland; a brother Jackie Lents, Loogootee, Judy Bain (Randy) Vista, CA; eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; brother-in-law Howard Smith, Clarksville; sister-in-law Elaine Carrico, Loogootee and several nieces and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by her parents and a sister, Janet Denson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. on January 31, 2022, at St. Susanna Catholic Church in Plainfield with Reverend Robert T. Hausladen officiating. Friends may gather at the Church at 10:00 a.m.; a Divine Mercy Chaplet will take place in the Church at 10:30 a.m. prior to time of service. A private Burial Service will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery at a later time.

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

Christine Louise (Sevenish) Mahan

Christine Louise (Sevenish) Mahan

Dec. 2, 1960-Jan. 10, 2022

 

Christine Louise (Sevenish) Mahan, 61, of Hillsboro passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

She was born Dec. 2, 1960, at Indianapolis, to the late Francis J. and Beverly J. (Holmes) Sevenish.

She attended Avon High School and worked as a Walmart associate in the deli in Crawfordsville for 20 years. She enjoyed riding on the side-by-side and taking trips to the creek to listen to the flowing water. She loved spending time with the kids, watching movies and drinking chocolate milk and was a mamaw to many. She enjoyed taking trips to Florida to see the grandkids and spend time in the pool with them.

On Aug. 10, 1978, she married the love of her life, David Mahan, who survives. She also is survived by her two daughters, Jean (Joe) Gallo of Florida and Lindsay Mahan of Crawfordsville; two sisters, Michele (Ed) Haas of Florida and Andrea (Brent) Reynolds of Florida; mother-in-law Eunice Mahan of Coatsville; three grandchildren, Owen Query, Hailey Gallo and Andrew Gallo; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson James Gallo; and father-in-law James Mahan.

Visitation will be at Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care, 202 Bratton Road, Waynetown, on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 1 p.m. until the time of the celebration of life service at 3 p.m. with Celebrant Amanda Atkins officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to your favorite charity in Christine’s memory. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Jerry A. Grabman

Jerry A. Grabman

Nov. 18, 1940-Jan. 11, 2022

 

Jerry A. Grabman, 81, Crawfordsville, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 11, 2022, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. Arrangements are pending at Hunt & Son Funeral Home.

Joyce Maxine (Calvert) Gilland

Joyce Maxine (Calvert) Gilland

July 28, 1941-Jan. 10, 2022

 

Joyce Maxine (Calvert) Gilland, 80, of Waveland passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born July 28, 1941, at Waveland, to the late Charles “Charley” and Ethel (Anderson) Calvert. She married Harvey Gilland on Aug. 7, 1959. He preceded her in death.

 

Joyce attended Waveland High School. She worked in quality control for W-M Plastics for 17 years, as well as being a homemaker for many years. She attended Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in Ladoga with her son and family. Joyce was a loving wife and mother who loved to travel. Over the years she visited Hawaii 16 times with family and friends. 

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Daryl (Cathy) Gilland; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother Dale Calvert; and two sisters, Marilyn Harris and Carol Busey.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17 at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home, 301 E. Green St., Waveland, with Pastor Mark Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery. You are invited to visit with the family on Monday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

You can visit www.machledtservies.com to leave an online condolence for the family.

Wilma Jean Newlin Keller

Wilma Jean Newlin Keller

May 12, 1931-Jan. 10, 2022

 

Wilma Jean Newlin Keller, 90, of Mace passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

She was born May 12, 1931, at Crawfordsville, to the late Homer and Mabel (Rice) Huffman.

Jean graduated from New Ross High School in 1949 and worked at the Redwood Inn, Standard Grocery and Elston Bank. On May 10, 1949, she married James “Jake” Newlin. He preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1997.  She later married Kenneth Keller on Feb. 14, 2003, and he preceded her in death in 2007.

She was a member of Progressive Home Ec Club, Methodist Women, AARP and Pythian sisters. She enjoyed IU basketball, going to flee markets and auctions and taking care of her family.

She is survived by her three daughters, Linda Harmon, Teresa Newlin and Kathy Edwards; brother Jim (Kathy) Huffman; sister Karen (Gary) Dale; five grandchildren, Stacy (John) Douglas, Stefani (Jeff) Rizer, Jason (Misty) Mennen, Melissa (Ben) Auxier and Eric (Jennifer) Edwards; eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchild; and three step-children, John Keller, Monte Keller and Kendy Cummings.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; James “Jake” and Kenneth; two sisters, Dory Edwards and Donna Rogers; two grandsons, Aaron and Michael; and a great-grandson, Courtland.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Tuesday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at noon, with Tami Mussche officiating. Burial will follow at Mace Community Cemetery. The service will be live-streamed and recorded and can be viewed on Jean’s obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

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

Curtis Edward Allen

Curtis Edward Allen

Nov. 14, 1961-Jan. 6, 2022

 

Curtis Edward Allen, 60, passed away of natural causes at his home in North Port, Florida.

Curt was born in Crawfordsville, to Cliston (Eddie) and Marilyn Seybold Allen.

He married Debbie Jones Allen of New Market on May 24, 1986.

Curt is survived by his wife and parents. Also surviving are brother and sisters, Brad (Linda) Allen, Cindy (John) Roberts, Pam (Terry) Stephens, Sally (Brian) Delks and Kelly (Mike) Cain, all of Crawfordsville; father-in-law Royce (Marsha) Jones; mother-in-law Sue Jones; sister-in-law Nancy Leonard (Mike Zeller); and nephews and nieces, Chadd (Misty) Cassida, Candice Cassida Cox, Heidi (Marc) Bonwell, Brandon (Stephanie) Allen, Megan (Jeremy) Shaw, Haley Roberts Beach, Casey (Rebekah) Delks, Tyler (Haley) Delks, Micah (Larissa) Delks, Whitney (Clayton) Muller, Chloie (Trevor) Storms, Abraham Cain, Corbin (Morgan) Leonard and Ethan (Macie) Leonard.

Curt was a 1980 graduate of Southmont High School and a 1984 magna cum laude graduate of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois, where he played basketball. He was the Academic Athlete of the Year in 1983 and 1984.

Before starting his career as a basketball coach, Curt worked at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center, the Indianapolis Colts and the Pan American Games.

After his family, basketball was Curt’s passion. He was a graduate assistant basketball coach at Western Illinois University. An assistant basketball coach under Head Coach Mac Petty at Wabash College. Head basketball coach at North Montgomery High School, where in 1999, they won their first sectional title since 1984. After moving to Florida, he taught at North Port High School, where he was head basketball coach 2007-2013, with over 100 career wins. He was inducted to the North Port Athletic Hall of Fame in 2021. Along with his family, Curt leaves behind many beloved players, students and friends.

As everyone who loves Curt knows, one of his claims to fame was playing his part in in the movie “Hoosiers” on the opposing Dugger Bulldogs team.

The Kenny Chesney song “Coach” is the perfect embodiment of who Curt was and how he will always be remembered.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Friday at Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville. Services will begin at 1 p.m., after which he will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery South.

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

Jennifer Victoria (Cook) Kellie

Jennifer Victoria (Cook) Kellie

Oct. 24, 1967-Jan. 9, 2022

 

Jennifer Victoria (Cook) Kellie, 54, of Waveland passed away peacefully with her husband by her side on the morning of Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022.

She was born Oct. 24, 1967, at Crawfordsville, to Darrell and Janice (Sutton) Cook. She married Jesse Kellie Jr. on Feb. 12, 1983, at the Ladoga Baptist Church. He survives.

Jennifer attended South Montgomery High School. Over the years she worked at the Fuzzy Bear Daycare in Ladoga, and as a cashier for several different places. Her most cherished role was being a wife, mother and grandma. Jennifer was a member of the Ladoga Baptist Church where she attended with her family. She enjoyed 70’s music and TV shows, and spending time with her family, especially her mother.

Jennifer is survived by her husband, Jesse; children, Jaron (Emily) Kellie and Johannah Marie Kellie (Damien George); 11 grandchildren; parents Darrell and Janice Cook; siblings, Kirt (Yolanda) Cook, Darin Cook, Kimberly Yancey, Heather (Randy) Holderfield and Jeremy Cook; mother-in-law Edna Kellie; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by daughter Jessica Lewis and two sons-in-law.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 at the Ladoga Baptist Church, 751 N. Cherry St., Ladoga, with Pastor Ron Gardner officiating. Burial will follow in Ladoga Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with Jennifer’s funeral arrangements.

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

Sharon Annette Pigg

Sharon Annette Pigg

Nov. 15, 1963-Jan. 8, 2022

 

Sharon Annette Pigg, 58, formerly of Fountain County, passed away unexpectedly at 11:46 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born Nov. 15, 1963, at Danville, Illinois, to Donna Kay Young Pigg Orange, who survives in Lafayette and the late William A. Pigg.

Sharon was a 1982 graduate of Fountain Central High School. She was employed by Aster Place in Lafayette. She worked as an assistant activities director, cook and also drove the senior bus, taking residents to appointments and activities. Her personality made her a great fit for her positions.

Surviving, along with her mother Donna, are brother Curtis L. (Kelley) Pigg of rural Veedersburg; nieces and nephews, Billy (fiancé Kenzie Emerick) Pigg of Newtown, Samantha (Mitchell) Jennings of Newtown, Jason (Shy Rahm) Pigg of Newtown, Brandon and Bryson Pigg of Veedersburg; great-niece Aliza Jennings and great nephew Jedediah Jennings; and special friends, Michael Anderson and Tiana May.

Several uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by her father William in 2001.

Visitation hours are 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Funeral services will immediate follow the visitation at 3 p.m., with Pastor David Sims officiating. Interment will follow in Newtown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Kidney Foundation. Sharon was the recipient of a donor kidney 10 years ago.

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

Gerald 'Gary' Lester West

Gerald ‘Gary’ Lester West

Nov. 18, 1956-Jan. 11, 2022

 

Gerald “Gary” Lester West, 65, of Crawfordsville passed away at home Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

He was born Nov. 18, 1956, at Crawfordsville, to James Thomas West and Sally Jean (Fine) Willis. 

Gary attended Crawfordsville High School and throughout the years worked at RR Donnelleys, Mid-States, Nor-Cote and more recently was the warehouse shipping supervisor at shippingsupply.com in Avon. He enjoyed playing golf, pool, throwing darts, canoeing, listening to Bob & Tom, was a Colts and Pacers fan and enjoyed watching Indy Racing.

On Dec. 2, 1972, he married the love of his life, Phyllis Demoret, who survives.

He is also survived by father James (Linda) West; step-father Terry Willis; mother-in-law Hazel Staggs; two children, Jennifer (Patrick) Busenbark and Clinton (Alana) West; brother Charles (Kathy) West; two sisters, Lori (Neal) Miles and Elizabeth (James) Halfhill; seven grandchildren, Destiny (Jacob), Kierra, Nickolas, Brennden, Emmett, Reese and Raelyn; two great-grandchildren, Paislee and Oliver; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sally Jean Willis; sister Kim Renee West; brother-in-law Mike Demoret; father-in-law Floyd Demoret; paternal grandparents, Gerald and Dorothy West; and his maternal grandparents, Lester and Frances Fine.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville on Friday, Jan. 14 from noon until the time of the funeral service at 3:30 p.m., with Pastor Todd Randles officiating. Entombment will follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

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

Wilma Lee Neal

Wilma Lee Neal

OCTOBER 25, 1951 – JANUARY 10, 2022

 

Wilma Lee Neal, age 70, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022. Wilma was born October 25, 1951.

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

Linda Sue Sweet

Linda Sue Sweet

NOVEMBER 25, 1954 – JANUARY 11, 2022

 

Linda Sue Sweet, 67, of Greencastle passed away on January 11, 2022, at Owen Valley Health Campus in Spencer.

Linda was born in Crawfordsville on November 25, 1954, the daughter of Ray Eugene and Mary Katherine (Blaydes) Quinnette, and was a 1973 graduate of Greencastle High School.

Mrs. Sweet worked for Gould’s Market, Techno Trim, and Old National Trail as an Administrative Assistant for many years until her retirement. Linda was winner of the Betty Crocker Homemaker Award and traveled 49 states, Mexico and Canada.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Carl L. Sweet; a daughter, Melissa Smalley, (Wes), Murray, Kentucky; a brother Mike Quinnette, (Becky), New Vienna, Ohio; two sisters, Ann Zimmerman, McKenzie, Tennessee, and Sandra Foster, Greencastle; two grandchildren, Wesley Smalley, and Ashley Smalley; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a grandson, Zackery Smalley.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Blaydes officiating. Burial will follow in Brick Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or Muscular Dystrophy Association National Office, 161 N. Clark, Suite 3550, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

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

Donald Ray Leohr

Donald Ray Leohr

September 22, 1942 - January 10, 2022

 

Donald Ray Leohr, 79, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on January 10, 2022.


Don was born in Clay City, IN. on September 22, 1942, the son of Raymond G. Leohr and Maletta (Roush) Leohr. Don married Deanne Gettle on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 1967.


Don graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1960 and earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University. He was a 33-year employee of First Bank and Trust and retired as Senior Vice President. After retirement, he worked for Clay Community Schools.


Don was a member of the Indiana National Guard as well as a founding member of the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department. While a member of the Poland Zion United Church of Christ, Don served in many capacities including elder, deacon, and trustee. He was an avid traveler and proudly achieved his goal of visiting all fifty states. Don also had a passion for trains and spent time visiting museums and train attractions as well as building and collecting model trains. He enjoyed traveling, playing cards, attending activities with his granddaughter, and spending time with his beloved boxer Destiny.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Maletta Leohr.


He is survived by his wife of 54 years Deanne Leohr, sons Douglas Leohr and wife Amy, David Leohr and wife Christy and granddaughter Keira Leohr.


Visitation will be at French Funeral Home 421 E National Ave, Brazil IN 47834 on Saturday, January 15, 2022, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Services will be held at the funeral home, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 1:00 PM with Jason DEan officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Clay Youth Food Program C/O Clay County YMCA 225 East Kruzan St. Brazil, Indiana or The Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department 1930 East County Road 600 North Brazil, Indiana 47834.

Richard A. "Tony" Hilbert

Richard A. "Tony" Hilbert

November 5, 1985 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 36)

 

Richard A. “Tony” Hilbert age 36 of Cloverdale passed away January 11, 2022.

He was born November 5th, 1985 to Richard “Rick” and Barbara (Caudill) Hilbert and they survive.

Tony is also survived by his significant other Angel Frederick; children Peyton Hilbert and Paisley Hilbert; nephew Jesse Hilbert; niece Chyanne Hilbert.

He is preceded in death by his brother Jeremie Allan Hilbert.

Funeral services for Tony will be held at 12:00 pm Saturday January 15th, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the service time of 12:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Doe Creek Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Ruth E. Reynolds

Ruth E. Reynolds

April 30, 1938 - January 9, 2022

 

Ruth E. Reynolds, 83 of Brazil, passed away January 9, 2022, at 11:56am at The Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care. She was born April 30, 1938, in Clay County, the daughter of John Fulk, Sr. and Hester Lints Fulk. She attended Ashboro High School.
August 8, 1956, Ruth was united in marriage to Joseph J. Reynolds, Sr. He preceded her in death in 1999. She worked for many years for Glas-Col, Lab Supplies.
Ruth enjoyed crocheting, knitting, embroidery work and crafting. She also like to do puzzles and watching old western shows. Some of her favorite time was spent traveling with family to the western United States and to the beaches in Florida. She and her husband were “snowbirds” for several years for winters in Florida.
Survivors include her children Ann Reynolds and Valerie Rost (Troy Pierce); grandchildren, Lindsey Barr (Garrett), Michael Rost, Brandon Rost, Elicia Reynolds, Joseph Reynolds III, Megan Reynolds, Stacia Reynolds, Josephine Reynolds, and Ana Reynolds; three great-grandchildren, Christabella, Lilia, and River; sisters, Ruby Barnett, and Margaret Fulk; two brothers, Joseph Fulk and Tom Fulk (Pam); many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; her son, Joseph J. Reynolds, Jr; siblings, George Fulk, John Fulk, Gladys Collins, Mary Ann Braden, Thelma Fulk, Ida Mae Martin, and Sadie Smith.
Services will be held on Thursday at 2:00pm at Lawson-Miller Chapel with Pastor David Felstein officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 12-2. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Gibson Family Center for Hospice, 400 8th Avenue. Terre Haute, IN. 47804. Post a note of condolence at www.lawson-millerchapel.com

Robert Lamb

Robert Lamb

April 28, 1949 - January 9, 2022

 

Robert Lamb, 72 of Bowling Green, passed away January 9, 2022, at 6:35am at The Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care. He was born April 28, 1949, in Brazil, IN. the son of Roy Fredrick Lamb and Thelma Mae Correll Lamb. Robert graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1967. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969-1971 stationed in Germany.

Robert worked in Brazil for the Fleetwood Manufactured Homes Company and for a manufactured home company in Florida for a time. He worked for Hughes Mobile Homes and transported homes as well. As a young man he worked at Marion Brick.

On December 14, 2001, Robert was united in marriage to Rita Joan Bixler Lamb.

Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing when his health allowed. He liked watching football, especially the Colts.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter Renetta Lamb; sibling, Roy Lamb, Linda Headley, Charles Lamb and Dennis Lamb.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Lamb; children, Robert Allen Lamb II (Laurie), Becky Brill (Pete); stepchildren, Kenny Duncan, and Misty Gorrell (Jimmy); grandchildren, Amber Nickola, Coralee Parr, Ryan Figueroa, Sara Lamb, Cody Lamb, Payton Gorrell, Grayce Gorrell, and Bryce Pell; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Alice Long and one brother Steve Lamb; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Services will be held Friday at 1:00pm at French Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Russell officiating. Burial will follow with military graveside honors provided by the American Legion Post #2 and VFW #1127. Visitation will be Friday from 11-1. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to The Gibson Family Center for Hospice, 400 8th Ave. Terre Haute, IN. 47804.

Art and Bonnie Jensen

Art and Bonnie Jensen

August 17, 1929 - January 7, 2022

 

Arthur and Bonnie Jensen, of Brazil both passed away, January 7, 2022, at their home with their family by their side. Bonnie passed away at 11:49am and Art passed at 10:00pm. They were married for 73 years.
Bonnie, age 91, was born, August 29, 1930, in Brazil, IN. the daughter of Elmer and Florine Morman Youngblood. She graduated from Brazil High School. On October 17, 1948, she was united in marriage to Art Jensen.
She worked at the Brazil License Branch for a time, but primarily worked as a legal secretary, last working for Wally Grosbach and Margaret Berry. She also worked at the Clay Superior Court as a clerk for a time. After retirement, Bonnie was a cashier for several auctioneers including, Cap Downing, Gayle Hughes, and Terry Timberman.
Art, age 92, was born August 17, 1929, in Indianapolis, IN. the son of Foster and Louise Moller Jensen. He also graduated from Brazil High School.
Art worked for many years for IBM in production and pricing. After retirement he worked for several farmers hauling grain. He also did custom bailing of hay. He drove a truck for Forsythe Brothers and other trucking companies. As a young man, Art operated a service station in the West end of Brazil.
Bonnie, along with Art was a member of the St. John’s United Church of Christ. They were also members of the Brazil Elks Lodge and the Moose. In the past, they enjoyed bowling, both together and with their respective leagues. They played Euchre with friends and family. They also had several friends that they would go out to dinner with in the past.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Evelyn Reckard.
Art was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Foster Jensen, and Clarence Jensen.
Survivors for Art and Bonnie are their children, Joetta Brown, Art Jensen, Jr. and wife Kris, Kathy Boston, Jeff Jensen and wife Lonnie, Sandra Jensen; grandchildren, Ashley Whitman (Clay), Sherri Britton (Jason), Eric Jensen (Melissa), Kirk Boston, Courtney Porter (Donnie), and Ethan Jensen; great-grandchildren, Michael Goodman, Evelyn Whitman, Sydni Butts (Zebb), Nick Britton, Renee Jensen, Hailee Jensen, Daesen Porter, Emelia Porter, Donovan Jensen; great-great-grandchildren, Julian Butts and Bonnie Butts; brother Max Youngblood (Nancy), sisters Judy Naliborski (Ron) and Marilyn Stallcop (Bill); many nieces and nephews on both Bonnie and Art’s side of the family.
A service will be held for Bonnie and Art on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 1:00pm at the St. John’s United Church of Christ with B. Lee Reberger officiating. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Clay County Humane Society, 8280 N. Co. Rd. 125W, Brazil, IN. 47834 or to the Senior Citizens of Clay County, 120 S. Franklin St. Brazil, IN. 47834. Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Paul D. Archer

Paul D. Archer

December 11, 1968 - January 7, 2022

 

Paul Douglas Archer, 53, of Brownsburg, Indiana, passed away at home, on January 7, 2022, following a lengthy illness.

Paul was born on December 11, 1968, in Gibson City, Illinois, the son of Richard Leroy and Walda Mae (Jones) Archer Livingston. He graduated from North Putnam High School with the class of 1988. Paul was a member of the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society. He received his HAM radio license in 2015 and enjoyed learning from this group of people who had similar interests in his love of all things radio. He was also a member of Awesome Westside Advocates. His greatest joy was working with audio and radio equipment and he had an extensive collection of both. Paul enjoyed listening to music and collected music on reel-to-reel, records, 8 tracks, cassettes, and CD’s. Each item was lovingly selected carefully categorized as he added to his collection. Paul also enjoyed watching old movies and playing Bingo.

He described himself as quiet, shy, agreeable, and friendly. He loved all animals – especially dogs. The family is encouraging a donation to your local animal shelter in lieu of flowers.

He is survived by his mother Walda Livingston and step father Oran Livingston; a sister Janette Simons; step brother Wes Livingston; step brother Brian Livingston, as well as nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his father Richard Archer.

A visitation will be held at French Funeral Home on Thursday January 13, 2022, at 1:00 PM. Graveside services will be held at Summit Lawn Cemetery immediately following at 2:00 PM with Pastor Lee Reberger officiating.

Patsy JoAnne Rader

Patsy JoAnne Rader

August 4, 1940 - January 9, 2022

 

Patsy JoAnne (Michael) Rader, 81, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on January 9, 2022, while staying at Union Hospital, following a brief illness.

Patsy was born, the oldest of 9 children, on August 4, 1940, in Brazil, Indiana the daughter of Elmer “Mike” Michael and Mabel (Sterrett) Michael. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1959 and married her high school sweetheart Frank Rader on New Years Eve in 1959.

She owned and operated Patsy’s Kountry Kurl’s as a beautician for many years. Afterwards she began working with Clay Community Schools as a teacher’s aide and then First Christian Church Daycare before retiring.

She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star Knightsville lodge, a longtime member of Berea Christian Church. She enjoyed camping, reading, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the best yeast roll maker around.

She was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Mabel Michael; her husband Frank Rader; two brothers: Larry Michael and Jack Michael; in-laws Ora and Ruth Rader.

Survivors include her children: Michael Rader and wife Matricia, Steven Rader and wife Tammy, and Rebecca Rader all of Brazil; grandchildren: Mikayla Rader, Brandon Rader, Christopher Rader, Eric Rader, Amber Whitecotten, Hannah Whittington, Kalissa (James) Yocom, Matthew (Orlando) Rader, and Jade (Kevin) Lishka; great-grandchildren: Kyleen Whitecotten, Kaleb Whitecotten, Emma Jenkins, Raelynn Rader, Anthony Rader, Hunter Rader, Leo Yocom, Sophia Lishka, Brycen Lishka, and baby girl Rader due in February; siblings: Carolyn Branson (Edgar), Peggy Michael, Sandy Black (Bill), Alice Wools (Charles), Betty Austin (Randy), and Kenny Michael (Tina); several nieces, nephews, and extended family members, as well as many foster children throughout the years.

Visitation will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Sunday, January 16, 2022, from Noon until 2:00 PM. Services will follow at the funeral home, at 2:00 PM with burial to follow at Calcutta Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Berea Christian Church 1995 West County Road 800 North, Brazil, Indiana 47834

Sheryl D. Sexton

Sheryl D. Sexton

April 14, 1946-Jan. 6, 2022

 

Sheryl D. Sexton of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. She was 75.

Sheryl worked at RR Donnelley for many years in the transportation department. She loved to go hiking at Turkey Run and Shades State Parks, go for walks, loved horses and all animals. She was an avid reader. She also loved to travel.

 

Born April 14, 1946, at Watertown, South Dakota, she was the daughter of James William Sexton and Mary Elizabeth Cochrane Sexton. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School, class of 1964 and attended the Indiana School of Business in Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Private graveside services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 11 at Oak Hill Cemetery North.  Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Whitlock House for the care they’ve given to Sheryl during her time there.

In honor of her love of animals, donations in memory of Sheryl Sexton can be made to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Douglas Conley Chitwood

Douglas Conley Chitwood

Dec. 11, 1971-Jan. 6, 2022

 

Douglas Conley Chitwood, 50, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at Witham Hospital, at Lebanon.

He was born Dec. 11, 1971, at Lebanon, as the son of Fred and Denise Chitwood. Doug graduated from Lebanon High School in 1990. In 1994, he married Julie Sutton and later divorced. Doug and Julie lived in Montgomery County, raising and caring for their children, Laken and Brandon.

During his time at LHS, Doug was a star tennis player, carrying his team to countless victories and setting a record that still stands today. While Doug had a variety of passions throughout his life, he was most known for enjoying Marvel, Star Wars, Disney and Hammer horror films amongst others. He also collected movies and occasionally donated videos to the public library after watching them. Although humble, Doug had a beautiful voice and won many karaoke competitions in his life. Most notably, he loved to make people laugh with his various voice impressions.

In recent years, Doug adopted his cat Buffy, naming her after his favorite television show character. Buffy was the light of his world and his companion through rough times. He spent his days playing with Buffy, and nights playing video games with his children and their spouses. Doug also enjoyed board games, going to the movies, and dining with his family.

Above all, he was a proud father who loved his children and their spouses, a caring son, a thoughtful sibling and a friend to everyone he knew. He brightened the days of those he met with his generous and humorous nature.

Doug is survived by his parents, Fred and Denise Chitwood; son Brandon (Kristen) Chitwood; daughter Laken (Marston) Miller; sister Heather (Matt) Burress; brother Trent (Ben Carlisle) Chitwood; and his nephews, Kevin and Kaden Burress.

Doug was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul and Martha Chitwood, and Dorman (Bill) and Joann Gates.

The family will welcome friends 3-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. No services are planned. Boone County Crematory has been entrusted with his cremation.

Memorials in Doug’s memory may be directed to Humane Society for Boone County or the Shalom House in Lebanon.

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

Donald Ray Judson

Donald Ray Judson

JANUARY 7, 1941 – JANUARY 6, 2022

 

Donald Ray Judson, 80, of Sesser, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville. He was born on January 7, 1941, in Terre Haute, to William R. Judson and Frances Stockwell Brugge.

Donald is survived by his three daughters, Marla Kempf (Rodney) of Terre Haute, Darla Daniels (Delmas) of Clinton, and Carla Rinehart (Darren) of Clinton; grandchildren, Sean (AJ), Mike, Zac (Kat), Domenic (Brittany), Allyson (Jeff), Bryant, Taylor (Phill); great-grandchildren, Braxton, Callan, Deider, Ledger, Raylan, Carmella, Monty, and Lila; siblings, Pat Vandivier (John), Larry Judson (Barb), Bob Judson (Karen), and Barb Hogue (Chuck); two very special friends, Mark Ragland and Faron Kelley; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie Judson; and a brother, Ed Judson.

Donald attended Purdue University as an English major. He then began working at Anaconda before starting his career in the coal mines. Donald retired as an underground mine electrician for Ziegler in Southern Illinois after many years of dedicated service.

A man who embraced new technology, eventually, with coaxing from his daughters. He began every day by sending “Good morning, I love you” texts to his three girls, as well as other friends and family. Donald loved to eat and enjoyed getting new recipes from the Cooking Channel and HGTV. He also loved online shopping and adding to his gadget collection. He enjoyed reading and learning new things, and was a self-described “Ford man.” Donald never knew a stranger. He was known for being stubborn, determined, and independent – traits that kept him going all these years. He will be truly missed by family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 13 at Roselawn Funeral Home. Per his wishes, cremation will take place and Donald will be laid to rest with his wife, Marjorie, at a later date in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Nancy Christine McPeek

Nancy Christine McPeek

JANUARY 9, 1939 – JANUARY 7, 2022

 

Nancy Christine McPeek, age 82, of Reelsville, Indiana passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022. Nancy was born January 9, 1939.

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

Brenda Wray Kenyon

Brenda Wray Kenyon

JUNE 22, 1954 – JANUARY 5, 2022

 

Brenda Wray Kenyon, age 67, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Brenda was born June 22, 1954.

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

Lester Dudley Eytchison

Lester Dudley Eytchison

FEBRUARY 25, 1960 – JANUARY 3, 2022

 

Lester Dudley Eytchison, age 61, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022. Lester was born February 25, 1960.

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

Peter "Pete" E. Cooksey

Peter "Pete" E. Cooksey

July 11, 1994 - January 5, 2022

 

Peter “Pete” E. Cooksey, 27, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at home, on January 5, 2022 unexpectedly.

Pete was born on July 11, 1994, the son of Cletus Bryan and Dana (Gilbert) Cooksey. Pete worked at Sony, in Terre Haute, Indiana for several years. He enjoyed, traveling with his best friend Taylor Sanders, reading, video gaming, studying history, reading the Bible, fishing, and “debating”.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Sara Williams, Walter Gilbert, and a step-maternal grandfather Charles Gabbard.

Pete leaves behind his parents: Dana Cooksey and Bryan and Lisa Cooksey; paternal grandparents: Cletus C. and Beth Cooksey; siblings: Bryan Michael Cooksey, Casey Marie Cooksey, Lenabelle Cooksey, and Adam Butler; as well as many, many extended family members and friends.

At Pete’s request, cremation services have been chosen. French Funeral Home has been entrusted with his care.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

Roy Wayne Neese

Roy Wayne Neese

August 19, 1931 - January 6, 2022

 

Roy Wayne Neese, 90, of Brazil, Indiana passed away January 6, 2022, following a short stay at Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care.

Roy was born on August 19, 1931, in Putnam County, Indiana the son of Joseph Daniel and Zella (Schroer) Neese. He graduated from Reelsville High School with the class of 1949. Following high school, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Roy worked for Lone Star Cement Plant in Greencastle for many years and then IBM until his retirement. He enjoyed bowling and his antique cars, and spending time with family. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and attended the Knightsville United Methodist Church.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Zella Neese; siblings: Mary Belle Spelbring, Marilyn Jane Carter, Francis Neese, Betty Cohoon, and Clyde Neese; in-laws Ronald Eggers, John Carter, Earl Cohoon, Ronald Rodgers, Carl Spelbring, and Carolyn Neese

Survivors include his siblings: Geneva Eggers of Avon; Ronald Neese, and Marlene Rodgers; 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 Monday, January 10, 2022, from 11 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will be held at the funeral home, on Monday, at 1:00 PM with Pastor Rick Henry officiating. Burial will follow at Poland Zion Cemetery.

Special thanks to Ronald Neese, and Jeff and Leslie Rodgers for their love and care of Roy.

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

Edward 'Ed' E. Larson

Edward ‘Ed’ E. Larson

Oct. 13, 1957-Jan. 3, 2022

 

Edward E. Larson, known as Ed, Eddie or Big Ed to those he loved, passed away suddenly in his home in Crawfordsville, on Jan. 3, 2022, at the age of 64.

Born Oct. 13, 1957, at East Chicago, Indiana, he was one of five children to parents Guy and Margaret Larson.

Ed graduated from Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana in 1975. He worked at Larson Realty in Lake County, Indiana with his parents, and then at the steel mill before moving to Las Vegas. When he returned to Indiana in the 1990s, he moved to Crawfordsville and became the course superintendent at the Crawfordsville Country Club, a position he’s held proudly for 25 years. Ed loved the club and became friends with many of the members. He had a positive influence on the young people who worked for him and in the lives of the many people he befriended. He loved horse-racing, sports, bingo, music and watching his children and grandchildren grow into compassionate, kind and hard-working people. He cared about many people and wanted what was best for everyone he knew. He will be missed by many.

Surviving family include: son Anthony Krupa-Larson (wife Andrea Szostek-Krupa) and grandson AJ Krupa of Granger, Indiana; son Brandon (wife Jenny) Barkley and grandchildren, Evelyn, Virginia and Luke Barkley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; sister Sue Nagy and nephew CJ Nagy, niece Becky Nagy and great-niece Suzie Wellin (Bryce Wellin); brother Mike Larson, nieces, Christen Thompson and Kim Larson-Casey and nephews, Craig Larson (wife Meghan) and Eric Larson (wife Carrie); and many great nieces, nephews and cousins. Surviving friends include, Jeff McCandless and Wayne Hubbard.

He is preceded in death by parents, Guy and Margaret Larson; sisters, Mary-Ellen and Roberta “Bobbie” Larson; sister-in-law Carole Larson; and many aunts and uncles.

A celebration of Ed’s life will be held at the Crawfordsville Country Club. Details will be announced as they are available. Cremation arrangements were made through Burkhart Funeral Home.

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

Janie Carole Rhodes (Top)

Janie Carole Rhodes (Top)

Jan 4, 1964-Dec. 13, 2021

 

Janie Carole Rhodes (Top), 57, born Jan. 4. 1964, in Jackson, Tennessee, to William “Bill” N. Rhodes and Marana A. Inman (Simon) went home to the Lord on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021.

She attended Lake Ridge School System and Calumet High School in Gary, Indiana. Carole lived in Jackson, Tennessee, Linden, Crawfordsville and New Richmond throughout her life.

 

As a school-aged girl she enjoyed pompom, as an adult she was an avid gardener, enjoyed summertime and spending her days outside planting flowers. She also enjoyed home decorating/design and was a wonderful housekeeper.

Carole had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed laughter. She could awaken a room with her laughter alone. She possessed the gift of a giving heart and enjoyed helping others when able. She was a natural born nurturer and raised her children and many step-children throughout her life.

She is survived by son Brenton Joel Rhodes; daughter Kristin Nikole Harrington; grandchildren, Allie, Zoee, Julius and Elias; mother Marana Ann Inman (Simon); step-father Danny Franklin Patterson; brother Robin Rhode; sisters, Brittny Seib and Brooklyn Dutton; and nieces and nephews, Peyton Rhodes, McKalyn Cramsey, Max Seib, Zyah Dutton, Addie Seib and Kyren Dutton.

She was preceded in death by father William “Bill” N. Rhodes; step-son Jonnie P. Evans; and twin grandbabies born in heaven December of 2006 to her daughter Kristin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of these causes — NAMI.org, American Diabetes Association or American Stroke Association.

A celebration of life for family and close friends will be determined and announced at a later date.

Indiana Funeral Care, Indianapolis, is assisting the family.

Larry W. Hall

Larry W. Hall

May 12, 1945-Dec. 23, 2021

 

Larry Wayne Hall, 76, formerly of Hillsboro and had been residing in Dallas, Texas, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Dallas on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021.

Larry was born May 12, 1945, at Danville, Illinois. He was the son of the late Harold and Pearl (Cooper) Hall. Larry was raised in Hillsboro, graduating from Hillsboro High School in 1963. He attended Danville Junior College and Vincennes University. He received his bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana State University. 

 

While at Vincennes University, he met the love of his life, Rebecca “Becky” Fugit, and they were marred in 1971 in Terre Haute. They later moved to Dallas, where Larry taught school until his retirement.

Larry enjoyed reminiscing about old cars and talking about the “Good Old Days.”

Larry leaves behind three brothers, Mike Hall, Hillsboro, Alan (Margaret) Hall, rural Veedersburg, and Brian Hall, Enid, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Becky on Sept. 13, 2009; his parents, Harold and Pearl Hall; and sister-in-law Carole Hall.

A memorial gravesite service will be held at a later date in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro.

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

Richard P. 'Red' Smith

Richard P. ‘Red’ Smith

Sept. 9, 1935-Jan. 4, 2022

 

Richard P. “Red” Smith of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday night at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. He was 86.

Red graduated from Waveland High School. He served eight years in the Army Reserve and he worked for 46 1/2 years at RR Donnelley. Red was a member of the Moose and Eagles. He liked to hunt birds and play golf.

Born Sept. 9, 1935, at Waveland, he was the son of Hubert Clyde Smith and Margaret Jeanette McIntyre Smith Hays. He married Nancy Carolyn Fink on Oct. 9, 1955, at Crawfordsville. She passed away June 20, 2019. He married Carolyne Fischer Smith on Nov. 16, 2019. She survives.

Surviving family includes: wife Carolyne Smith; four children, Donald G. Smith (Mary), Dianna L. Billingsley (Donnie), David W. Smith (Lee Ann) and Dawn M. McDaniel (Lance); 11 grandchildren, Jason, Kylene, Kyle, Jared, Tel, Madison, Erica, Brooke, Kaleb, Konnor and Angelia; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held Saturday, Jan. 8 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville. Burial will follow at Old Union Cemetery, north of Waveland.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Red Smith may be made to Mooseheart, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539 or Moosehaven, 1701 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073.

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

Teresa Ann Wallace

Teresa Ann Wallace

JULY 11, 1962 – JANUARY 5, 2022

 

Teresa Ann Wallace, 59, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 surrounded by family.

Born July 11, 1962 in Terre Haute, IN, the daughter of William L. and Anna F. (Cundiff) Bartlett.

Teresa had worked as a client representative with Putnam County Comprehensive Services for several years. Previously she had worked at the Double Decker and College Inn.

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

Teresa was survived by her children, Tim Wallace and Christina Kerr; a sister, Kathleen Odom; several grandchildren; and nephews, Joel and Jeremy Rosner.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Putnamville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Teresa to the Indiana Autism Services 1111 Indianapolis Rd. Greencastle, IN. 46135

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

Belva Jane Fleming

Belva Jane Fleming

NOVEMBER 22, 1926 – JANUARY 6, 2022

 

Belva Jane Fleming, age 95, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022. Belva was born November 22, 1926.

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

Muriel Lucille Glidden

Muriel Lucille Glidden

January 5, 1925 - January 3, 2022

 

Muriel Lucille Redin Glidden, 96, who resided in Brazil, Indiana, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2022, two days before her 97th birthday, in the comfort of her family.

She was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the daughter of Clifton Willard Redin and Marie Cecelia O’Conner Redin. She married Dr. Hal Winston Glidden, a native of Brazil, on February 5, 1945. They enjoyed a sixty-year honeymoon. Their deep, abiding love and amazing marriage was respected and admired by many.

Muriel attended Oshkosh State Teacher’s College. She fondly remembered there were 400 Air Corp. Cadets stationed at the College. She and Cadet Hal Glidden walked past each other on campus. It was love at first sight. She was a war bride and lived near Hal’s stationed airfields in Pecos, Texas; Lincoln, Nebraska; and at Scott Air Field, near Belleville, Illinois. After Hal’s discharge from the service following WWII, she worked as a Secretary for I.B.M in Rockford, Illinois and Borg Warner in Chicago while Hal pursued a career in optometry.

Most of all, Muriel was a devoted and loving wife and mother, an adoring grandmother, as well as a dear friend who will be remembered for her annual Christmas parties and her philanthropy. She served as President of Tri Kappa, was a member of the Women’s Department Club of Terre Haute, an honorary member of the Brazil Women’s Reading Club, and for many, many years, she made the bread for communion services at the First Presbyterian Church, Brazil.

She was an expert seamstress. She made her two-piece blue suit and matching coat worn on her wedding day from a picture in a Bazaar Magazine. She enjoyed a life- long love affair with the color, aqua, and loved decorating her home in different shades of aqua. One of her favorite quotes is attributed to Reverend Gary Scroggins, “True faith is what you do when no one is watching.” She lived life with a twinkle in her eyes and a smile in her heart when family and friends gathered.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Diane Glidden Krull, Noblesville, Indiana and Bruce Glidden (Vickie), Rockford, Illinois and by her grandchildren, Kristine Krull Smith (Ryan), Kevin Krull and Chase Glidden. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband and by her sister, Camilla Redin Albertz.

A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 210 N. Walnut St., Brazil, IN 47834, at a future date. Memorial gifts may be made to the Church.

Dan E. Young

Dan E. Young

September 12, 1961 - January 4, 2022

 

Dan E. Young, 60 of Brazil, died January 4, 2022, at 12:05 pm at Union Hospital from complications of Covid. He was born September 12, 1961, in Putnam County, the son of Grover Dean Young and Judith Carter Young. He married Lori Hall Young in 1983.

Dan has worked in property management and maintenance of property in Vigo County for the past several years.

Survivors include his wife, Lori Young; children, Corey Young (Coda), Christopher Young, and Cody Young (Colleen); grandson Nash Young; siblings, Dean Young (Lynn), Andy Young (Amanda), Judy Bigge (Henry), Cindy Hill (Bob), Glenda Young; many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Cremation was chosen with no services at this time.

Charlene Joy Wilson

Charlene Joy Wilson

July 6, 1947 - January 5, 2022

 

Charlene Joy Wilson, 74 of Brazil, passed away January 5, 2022, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis following a brief illness. She was born July 6, 1947, in Massillon, OH, the daughter of Harold Haverty and Charlotte Rothacher Haverty. Her father was a minister, and his calling led them to move to Brazil. Joy graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1966.
Joy met Terry Wilson and it was love at first sight. They were married June 9, 1968, and have celebrated 53 years of marriage.

Joy last worked at Hapico, INC. in Greencastle in the factory for 13 years, before retirement. She was a member of the Carbon Baptist Church. She has always enjoyed sewing, crochet work, playing cards and time with family. Joy was a devoted wife, mom and loved being Grandma Joy.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Wilson; sons, Terry Wilson, II and wife Amber, Jared Wilson, and wife Marcy; grandchildren, Morgan Wilson, Tanner Wilson (Madison), Marissa Wilson, Landen Wilson (Machelle) and Luke Wilson; great-grandchildren Brantley, Avery, and Ellie; sisters Bonnie Johnson, Marilyn Branum (Larry), Cindy Wright (Jim); one brother Rich Haverty (Marsha); many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Denise Nuckols and a great-granddaughter, Lynlee Laczko.
Services will be held Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 2:00pm at the Lawson-Miller Chapel with Pastor Dick McShanog officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7pm and again Tuesday one hour prior to services. Post a note of condolence at www.lawson-millerchapel.com.

 

Velma Jean (Stwalley) Lee

Velma Jean (Stwalley) Lee

1929 ~ 2022 (age 92)

 

Velma Jean Lee, age 92 of Cloverdale passed away January 5th, 2022.

She was born April 11th, 1929 to the late Loren and Agnes (Cooksey) Stwalley.

Velma married Robert E. Lee October 31st, 1969 and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter Sue (Jeff) Evans; sisters Margaret Smith and JoAnn Orr; 2 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 In addition to her husband she is also preceded in death by her sons Mickey Schoman and Herbie Schoman.

Funeral services for Velma will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday January 13th, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the service time of 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Elizabeth Imogene Snodgrass

Elizabeth Imogene Snodgrass

DECEMBER 23, 1926 – JANUARY 3, 2022

 

Elizabeth Imogene “Betty” Snodgrass, 95, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.

Born Dec. 23, 1926 in Putnam County, she was the oldest of five children to Jesse and Era (Bales) Martin.

Betty was a graduate of Clinton Center School in 1946.

She married Carl Snodgrass on Feb. 7, 1948. She and Carl farmed for several years in Putnam County. She also worked at PR Mallory’s and later retired from Putnam County Hospital.

After retiring, she stayed busy making noodles, dog biscuits, mowing her yard and caring for family and neighbors, always ready to help anyone. Her cookie jar was always full and she made the best angel food cakes.

She enjoyed riding with her neighbor in his Gator. She was excited to take a ride in a State Trooper car last Mother’s Day.

Betty was a member of Clinton Falls Church and attended Union Chapel Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Otis Max and Lee Martin and son-in-law Joseph Clark.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Pamela Nelson, Carla Jones and Ella Clark; sister Elsie Padgett; brother Everett (Jackie) Martin; sister-in-law Charlotte Martin; five grandchildren, Jim, Crystal, Ryan, Amy and Sara; five great-grandchildren, Levi, Katelyn, Calvin, Emma and Lily; and great-great-granddaughter Nevaeh and one on the way.

All of her family and friends will truly miss her.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 10 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with burial to follow at Clinton Falls Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.

Keary Len Lundy

Keary Len Lundy

JANUARY 18, 1973 – JANUARY 3, 2022

 

Keary Len Lundy, 48, of Greencastle, IN, passed away from COVID on January 3, 2022 at Union Hospital surrounded by his family.

Keary was born in Daviess County, IN on January 18, 1973 to Leland (Lee) and Betty (Janette) Lundy.

He attended Barr Reeve School in Montgomery, IN until his sophomore year when he began school at Northview High School in Brazil, IN. He graduated from Northview High School in 1992.

Keary graduated from Ivy Tech with a degree in maintenance.

He was a maintenance Journeyman at IAC in Greencastle for 20 years before recently going to work at AllisonTransmission in Indianapolis.

He loved spending time with his children and family playing games and cooking for them.

Keary was an assistant coach for his daughter’s softball team. He loved deer hunting, fishing and working in his garage.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Leland (Lee) Lundy; grandparents Woodrow and Martha Lundy and Edward and Betty Melton.

Keary leaves his two children Colin and Annabelle Lundy, who he loved dearly. Also his mother, Betty Janette Lundy and brother Gary Lundy; one sister Sherry Benge; uncles, Steve Lundy (Lori), Bob Melton (Anita) and Jim Melton, Joe Melton (Margaret) and one aunt, Sue Baker; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, January 10, 2022 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM on Monday until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at the St. John’s Cemetery in Loogootee, IN.

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

Leona L. Heinzman

Leona L. Heinzman

August 25, 1927 - January 3, 2022

 

Leona (Newport) Heinzman, of Patricksburg, Indiana, passed away January 3, 2022 in Spencer, Indiana at Owen Valley Health Campus at age 94.

Leona was born on August 25, 1927, in Patricksburg, Indiana. She was a member of the Patricksburg Methodist Church until her early teens. She then joined the Church of the Nazarene, on Byerly Road, in Patricksburg, through the influence of her grandfather Madison R. “Doc” Newport. In her early years at the Nazarene church is where Leona accepted Christ as her personal savior and was active in the church as Trustee, Board Member, Sunday School Teacher and Mission President for as long as she was able to attend church.

She was married in the same Nazarene church to Robert (Bob) Heinzman on August 12, 1966 at 7 PM. Leona and Bob had no children but were active in foster care opening their home to several children over the years. Leona wrote that her nieces and nephews were dear to her. As they were growing up, they spent summers with her and their grandparents. They had nieces and nephews off and on most of the summers. Leona enjoyed sewing, cooking, reading, hand crafts and liked to plant and make flower arrangements. Leona was the Newport family historian and with pictures and stories told of 6 generations before her, now a bound book passed on to generations to come.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bob, her father and mother Ward and Edna Newport of Owen County in Indiana; and a sister Mildred Newport Thornburg.

Leona leaves behind her sisters: Joanna Ault of Freedom, Indiana and Loeva Newport Neihart of Martinsville, Indiana and a brother Donavan Newport of Patricksburg, Indiana. She also leaves behind her beloved nieces and nephews Teresa, Michael, Jeff, Melanie, Melinda, Carol, Diana, Dawn, Jay, Donnetta, Cindy, Rodger, Andrea, and Travis as well as several great nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM, on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Mount Zion Cemetery, in Bowling Green.

Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, in Clay City, has been entrusted with her care.

 

Robert C. Cooksey

Robert C. Cooksey

Jan. 3, 2022

 

Robert C. Cooksey, 86, of Anderson, husband of the late Delva Ann Cooksey, passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.

Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of the late R. Nelson and Katherine Keller Cooksey.  Bob received his bachelor’s degree in industrial education from Ball State University and his Ed.D in industrial technology education from the University of Maryland. Dr. Cooksey retired as a professor and program director in packaging technology from Indiana State University and was an adjunct professor in packaging science at Clemson University. He was a member of Wabash Presbyterian in Crawfordsville, National Association for Industrial Technology and Phi Kappa Phi.

Dr. Cooksey is survived by son Charles Kenton Cooksey (Lynn) of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin; daughter D. Kay Cooksey of Anderson; sister Ruth Cooksey of Indianapolis; sister-in-law Sue Meggenhofen (Chuck) of Indianapolis; and grandsons, Kenton R. Cooksey and Colin C. Cooksey.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and sister Jane Cassel.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Cremations, Central-Clemson Commons.

Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Memory Gardens, Clemson.

Visit RobinsonFuneralHomes.com or Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Cremations.

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, 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 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 her mother, Harrietta Bacon; 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 private family viewing. A memorial service is planned for her and her mother Harrietta Bacon at the Spirit of Life Ministries, 505 W. State St., Kingman, on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 3 p.m., with Pastor Steve Crum officiating. The service will be recorded and can be viewed on their obituary pages at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

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

William Earl 'Bill' Richmond

William Earl ‘Bill’ Richmond

July 21, 1933-Jan. 1, 2022

 

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William E. “Bill” Richmond passed away at his home on Jan. 1, 2022, at the age of 88 after a short bout with cancer.

He was born July 21, 1933, at Crawfordsville, the son of Robert and Esther Richmond. He was a 1951 graduate of Crawfordsville High School and still enjoyed meeting monthly with his fellow classmates.

Bill served as part of the Army 5th Infantry Division (The Big Red) stationed in Germany during the Korean War from 1954-1956. After returning home he attended Purdue University earning his degree in agriculture in 1960. Shortly thereafter he returned to Purdue and earned his teaching degree. He also received his master’s degree in biology from Michigan State University.

On June 15, 1957, he married his wife of 64 years, Linda Updike. They had five children, Kathy Mola of Dayton, Ohio, Lisa (Bob) Kaeser of Lafayette, Leigh Ann (Pat) Vacendak of Crawfordsville, Kent (Kristie) Richmond of Crawfordsville and Monica (Greg) Winer of Elgin, Illinois. Bill and Linda have 11 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two nephews and three nieces.

Bill taught biology at Crawfordsville High School for 38 years and was the first swim coach for CHS. He also managed the city pool for many years. After coaching he became an official for IHSAA swimming and diving.

After his retirement he received his Master Gardener certification from Purdue and also became a beekeeper. He did not know an idle moment. He loved working with his bees, on his farm and with his chickens and horses. He was known for his large gardens and his very extensive Christmas light displays for which he won many awards.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Katherine and Mary.

Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, with visitation one hour before service. Both will be held at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville. The family requests that masks be worn for both indoor events. Burial will be immediately following service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, http://giftfunds.stjude.org/Bill_Richmond or mail to: ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 “In memory of Bill Richmond.”

Jeffrey Martin 'Scooter' Suiter

Jeffrey Martin ‘Scooter’ Suiter

Aug. 29, 1958-Jan. 3, 2022

 

Jeffrey Martin “Scooter” Suiter, 63, of Crawfordsville passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at the Lane House, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born Aug. 29, 1958, at Crawfordsville, to Martin and Nancy (Cler) Suiter.

Jeff graduated from North Montgomery High School in 1976. He owned and operated Scooter Cycle for many years. He enjoyed riding and working on his motorcycles, was always wheeling and dealing and fixing and reselling his motorcycles. He loved hanging out with his friends and family and will be missed by many. 

He is survived by his mother, Nancy Suiter; four sisters, Sue (Drew) Brassel, Lori (Randy) Radcliff, Karin Becker and Andrea (Mike) Davis; a special friend, Lucky; daughter Aryn Long; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Martin Clay Suiter; paternal grandparents, Bessie Mae Sarjent and Oliver Cline Suiter; and maternal grandparents, Roman Martin and Frances Elizabeth Cler. 

Cremation was chosen with a memorial service at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m. with Celebrant Gabriella Chapin officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Memorial donations may be given to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or you many donate online by clicking on the Donation Tab on his obituary page.

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

Harrietta Georgia 'H.B' Bacon

Harrietta Georgia ‘H.B’ Bacon

April 14, 1945-Jan. 3, 2022

 

Harrietta Georgia “H.B” Bacon, 76, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

She was born April 14, 1945, at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, to the late Harry Ray and Ethel Irene (Kelley) Clark. 

 

Harrietta graduated from Turkey Run High School and was a homemaker and loving mother and grandma. She loved Bingo and tried playing every day. She was a great cook and loved to bake, enjoyed gardening and her grandbabies and great grandbabies were her entire world. She was married to James Bacon, who preceded her in death in 2000. 

She is survived by daughter Tracy Clark; son Billy Clark; four siblings, Melba (Lloyd) Riddle, Jack Clark, Jim (Brigitte) Clark and Dick (Terri) Clark; three grandchildren, Tamra (Matt) Gullion, Daniel (Kristen) Kahler and Allison (Brett) Williams; 16 great-grandchildren, Savannah, Jasmine, Markus, Nathan, Christopher, Hunter, Cambri, Lilian, Adaline, Isaac, Lindsay, Cassie, Amanda, Shea, Miles and Baby Ember; several nieces and nephews; children she considered as her own, Jennifer (Michael) Cook and Joseph Sanders; and grandchildren she considered as her own, Denver, Hunter, Nevada, Cody and Shyann Boyer.

She was preceded in death by parents; her husband, James Bacon; daughter Judy Clark; brother Tom Clark; sister-in-law Jane Clark; and niece Susie Clark.

Cremation was chosen with a private family viewing. A memorial service is planned for her and her daughter Judy Clark at the Spirit of Life Ministries, 505 W. State St., Kingman, on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service 3 p.m., with Pastor Steve Crum officiating. The service will be recorded and can be viewed on their obituary pages at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

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

Barbara Mae Neal Richey

Barbara Mae Neal Richey

June 16, 1962-Jan. 3, 2022

 

Barbara Mae Neal Richey, 59, of Wingate passed away unexpectedly in her home at 10:05 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.

She was born June 16, 1962, at Glasgow, Kentucky, to Lawrence Neal and the late Lera O’dell Neal. She married Jeffrey Richey on June 12, 1979, at Hartsville, Tennessee, and he survives.

Barbara was a 1980 graduate of North Montgomery High School. She had formerly been employed at Hudson’s Grocery in Waynetown and most recently served as the deli/bakery manager at Kroger’s in Crawfordsville.

She enjoyed sewing, spending time with family, loved her “furbabies” Alice and Bristol.  She also enjoyed visiting Mackinac Island. Twelve years ago she was a kidney transplant recipient, but in recent years that kidney failed and she was on kidney dialysis.

Surviving, along with her husband Jeff, are: her father, Lawrence “Jessie” Neal of Wingate; two daughters, Melissa (Matthew) Ford of Waynetown and Jessica Peebles of Crawfordsville; three sisters, Sherry Neal, Jennie (Rick) Calder and Rebecca Neal, all of Wingate; three brothers, Paul (Beverly) Neal of Crawfordsville, Michael (Pam) Neal of Hillsboro and Jessie (Lori) Neal of Beech Grove; grandchildren, Alexus Johnson of Waynetown, Lilly Peebles of Crawfordsville, Liam Peebles of Hillsboro, Kayla Peebles Brownsburg and Logan Ford of Waynetown.

She was preceded by her mother Lera Neal; nephew Eric Largent; niece LeeAnn Brock; son-in-law Justin Peebles; in-laws Melvin and Wima Richey; and sisters-in-law, Penny Richey and Reva Richey.

Visitation hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. At 1 p.m. Pastor Seth Stultz will close with a brief service.

Memorial contributions may be directed to American Kidney Foundation.

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

Kimberly Ann (Servies) Perry

Kimberly Ann (Servies) Perry

Nov. 17, 1958-Jan. 3, 2022

 

Kimberly Ann (Servies) Perry, 63, of Crawfordsville, passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

She was born Nov. 17, 1958, to Paul T. and Phyllis (Long) Servies.

Kimberly graduated from North Montgomery High School in 1977. She married the love of her life, Timothy Perry on Feb. 17, 1976. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, going to sporting events and dance competitions, and taking care of everyone.

She is survived by her father; her husband of 45 years; two daughters, Terri (Jeff) Flaurr and Chelsea (Brooke) Hardin; six grandchildren, Kiersten Lobosky, Ethan Lobosky, Gabriella Davis, Logan Hardin, Aubrianna Davis and Keely Hardin; and sister Brenda Servies

She was preceded in death by her mother; daughter Stacey Lobosky; and brother Gregory Servies.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Monday, Jan. 10 from 4 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 6 p.m. The service will be live streamed and recorded and can be viewed on her obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

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

John Lurton Asbury

John Lurton Asbury

April 7, 1953-Jan. 3, 2022

 

John Lurton Asbury, 68, of Marshall passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at his home with his family in attendance.

Born April 7, 1953, at Clinton, Indiana, he was the son of Harold Lurton and Eleanor Smith Asbury. He married Kimberly Wray on Nov. 16, 1990. She survives him.

John’s boyhood ambition was to be an attorney. He graduated from Turkey Run High School in 1971. He then graduated from Wabash College in 1975 and Indiana University School of Law in 1978. He was admitted to plead before the Indiana Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. John was a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and served on the Board of Governors.

In addition to his private practice in Rockville, Indiana, he served as council to numerous county and municipal bodies in Parke County. His civic involvements included finance committee at the Marshall Federated Church and board member for the Parke County Community Foundation.

John is survived by his wife, Kim Asbury; three children, Michael Woody (Nikki), Rachel Asbury (Josh Bundy) and Samuel Asbury; nine grandchildren and bonus grandchildren. Also surviving are his mother, Eleanor Asbury; brother Charles Leland Asbury; sister Susan Asbury Holley; and several nieces and nephews. His family was his joy!

He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Lurton Asbury.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at Marshall Federated Church, 105 N. Main St., Marshall, with Pastor Brian Holt officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7 at the church. Burial will follow in Bethany Cemetery, east of Marshall. Care is entrusted to Barnes and Rice Funeral Home of Rockville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall Federated Church, P.O. Box 57, Marshall, IN 47859; Parke County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 276, Rockville, IN 47859; or the Marshall Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 95, Marshall, IN 47859.

Frank W. McMurry

Frank W. McMurry

July 17, 1937-Dec. 24, 2021

 

Frank W. McMurry, 84, of Carmel passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2021.

Frank was born July 17, 1937, at Crawfordsville, to the late Noel O. and Ruby (Sharp) McMurry and baptized as an infant in the Trinity Methodist Church in Crawfordsville. He was a 1955 graduate of Crawfordsville High School and a 1962 graduate of Wabash College. He wedded MaryAnn Layne in October 1956.

Mr. McMurry was in various technical computer positions for his entire professional life. Those positions ranged from entry level computer operator in 1956, to marketing support representative in the 1960s, to network security technician in the 1980s, and vice-president of computer operations in the 1990s. He retired from the information network security staff of Indianapolis Power and Light in 2002, and immediately joined the staff of Carmel Lutheran Church (CLC) as Director of Discipleship. Upon his retirement in 2014, he dedicated his remaining years to his beloved wife of 60 years and his family.

Prior to his membership in CLC, Mr. McMurry was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brownsburg, IN., where he served in several capacities including president of the congregation for one term in the 1980s.

Mr. McMurry was a member of the Sigma Chi social fraternity. He was also active in conservative political organizations and served as county chairman of the Porter County Young Republican Organization in the mid-1960s.

Mr. McMurry was preceded in death by sister Eunice Enkoff of Shelbyville, Illinois; daughter Kimla Jo Smith; and his wife. He is survived by son, J-Allen (Juliette) McMurry of Noblesville; sons-in-law, Paul J. Smith of Anderson and Robert B. Baumgardner of Noblesville; grandchildren Khristen (Ken) Voogt, Erin (Gordon) Van Kirk, Joshua McMurry, Jacob McMurry and Kaitlyn McMurry; and great-grandchildren, Elijah Hume, Audrey (Austin) Ross, Griffin Carter and Elle Van Kirk.

A celebration of his life will be held at Cornerstone Lutheran Church, 4850 E. Main St., Carmel, on at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7. A viewing will take place prior to the service beginning at 9 a.m. Inurnment will take place at the Cornerstone Lutheran Columbarium immediately following the service, with a light lunch afterwards.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Cornerstone Lutheran Church or Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne.

Barbara Mae Neal Richey

Barbara Mae Neal Richey

Jan. 3, 2022

 

Barbara Mae Neal Richey, 59, of Wingate passed away unexpectedly at 10:05 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, in her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Josephine Alberta Barnes

Josephine Alberta Barnes

JULY 22, 1946 – JANUARY 4, 2022

 

Josephine Alberta Barnes, age 75, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Josephine was born July 22, 1946.

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

James R. Burdge

James R. Burdge

April 17, 1945 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 76)

 

In Loving Memory of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

 

James R. Burdge, age 76 of Greencastle went home to be with the Lord January 4, 2022.

 

Jim, being a lifetime resident of Indiana, met his wife while students in the Avon schools.

After graduating high school and getting married, they purchased their property in Putnam Co where they farmed for several years, while working full time @ Link Belt (from where he retired) and raising their five children.  Jim always cherished time with his family, he especially enjoyed sharing outdoor activities.  The annual Patoka trip and 4-H fairs became the highlights of his summers.  Jim was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church and served as a Deacon in the church for several years.

 

He was born in Indianapolis April 17th, 1945 to the late Russell and Marjorie (Pennington) Burdge.

Jim married Judy (Dean) Burdge, July 24th, 1965 and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Judy, he is also survived by his children: Kimberly A. (Kent) Christian, Colleen J. Joyce, Jim R. (Lori) Burdge, Jason R. (Shannon) Burdge, Jeremie R. (Jessica) Burdge; Grandchildren: Brittany (Josh) Sanders, Kinser (Adriana) Franklin, Austin Burdge, Lane Franklin, Kameron Byers, Spencer (Madison) Byers, Grace Burdge, Avery Burdge, Byron Burdge, Brody Burdge, Amelia Burdge, Noah Burdge and Great-Grandchildren: Landon Sanders, Mason Sanders, Ava Sanders, Elijah Franklin, Tinley Burdge, Aurora Franklin, Hudson Byers; sister Julia (Bruce) Clark, brother Jeff (Kim) Burdge; brother-in-law John Daugherty.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister Loretta Daugherty.

Funeral services for Jim will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, January 8th, 2022 at Grace Baptist Church, 8246 S. St. Rd. 75 Coatesville, IN 46121. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the service time of 1:00 pm at the church. Pastor Bert Bunner will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Seedline Ministries Inc, Brazil, IN.

Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

 

Clyde Larry Ogborn

Clyde Larry Ogborn

April 26, 1939 - January 3, 2022

 

Clyde Larry Ogborn, 82, of Centerpoint, Indiana, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2022 with his family by his side.

Clyde was born on April 26, 1939, in the home he lived in his whole life, the son of Albert and Alma M. (Hofmann) Ogborn.

He graduated from Bowling Green High School with the class of 1957. Clyde worked as a farmer all of his life. He also worked maintenance for Great Dane Trailers for 26 years. He was a member of the Brazil First Church of the Nazarene and more recently attended World Gospel Church, in Terre Haute. Clyde enjoyed going on walks, tractor rides, Sunday drives with his family, communicating his faith in Jesus, and sharing his love of farming and nature with others.

He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Alma Ogborn. He was also preceded in death by his siblings: Ben Ogborn, Clarence Ogborn, Sam Ogborn, Charles Ogborn, John Ogborn, and Lucy Mosteller.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mildred Eileen (Parksey) Ogborn; children: Tammy Hobbs and husband David of Mansfield, Illinois, Terry Skaggs and wife Heather of Centerpoint, Brad Ogborn and wife Evie of Centerpoint, and Charles Ogborn and wife Heather of Centerpoint; grandchildren: Jeannette Webb (Adam), Travis Hull (Jessica), Rochelle Skaggs, Tiara Skaggs (Tristan), Meghan Myers (Paiden), Gabriel Skaggs, Lou Ogborn, Ansel Ogborn, Clay Ogborn, Hannah Ogborn, Hailey Ogborn, Landon Ogborn; a great-granddaughter Rosalynd Nave; a sister Grace Truitt; as well as many extended family members and friends.

Graveside services will be at Bee Ridge Cemetery, on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Steve Brattain officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or Southern Care Hospice 4624 S Springhill Jct. St, Terre Haute, IN 47802.

Elizabeth Ann Fields Kelly Newton

Elizabeth Ann Fields Kelly Newton

JUNE 27, 1931 – JANUARY 2, 2022

 

Elizabeth Ann Fields Kelly Newton died peacefully at home, January 2, 2022. She was born on June 27, 1931 to Edgar Joseph Kelly and Leola Pilcher Kelly in New Orleans, LA. Ann was the third child and 2nd daughter in the family of 4 children. She went to Henry W. Allen Elementary School, and took herself to church alone at the age of six by riding the trolley. She moved to Washington, D. C., where her mother was transferred with the Navy Department in 1941. In Washington she attended Alice Deal Jr. High School for 9th grade, and Woodrow Wilson Sr. High School, graduating 12th in her class of 350 and winning a full tuition scholarship to Smith College in Northampton, MA.

While at Smith, Ann met Bob, a Yale graduate attending Yale Divinity School, when the music stopped and they were dancing together at a Christian Student Retreat. That was the first time he showed her the stars. They married in 1951 after her sophomore year and both transferred to New York City where Ann finished at Barnard College and Bob attended Union Theological Seminary. Ann studied with Ursula Niebuhr, wife of Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich in getting her undergraduate degree in Religion. While Bob worked on his Ph.D. at Columbia, Ann received her MA degree in Religion from Union Theological Seminary and Columbia. Ann worked as the Assistant to the Protestant Chaplain at Columbia for 2 years. During this time, Beth was born (1955) and Bob was recruited to come to Greencastle to teach at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN (1956). Son Christopher joined the family in 1962. There are 3 grandchildren: Robert, Harriet, and Emma.

During child rearing years Ann taught Headstart, Nursery School at Gobin United Methodist Church and, for 8 different years, at DePauw University, teaching overflow classes in Old and New Testament. Also during this time, Ann and Bob collaborated on writing curriculum for the United Methodist Church for teachers and students in the Nursery Class and a Parent Handbook for 5th and 6th grade students. These were used across the United States in Methodist Church Sunday School classes and parent groups.

With both children in school full time, Ann sought more academic degrees. She obtained a second Master’s degree from Butler University in Personality Theory and Religion and eventually received her MSW from IU School of Social Work in Mental Health of Children and Families. This led to her work with Methodist Hospital’s Buchanan Counseling Center for 8 years, Cummins Mental Health Center for 6 years, and Old National Trail for 10 years, where she served as social worker to children with special needs. As she became more involved with the schools and presenting Good Touch/Bad Touch Programs, she became aware of how widespread child sexual abuse was in the county. She started a sex offender program for the county and convinced Judge Vaughn to send over 350 men in 15 years for treatment from 1991-2005. She worked first with Martin Mishchler and then Dr. Hugh Hanlin as co-therapists. After retirement from the schools in 1998, she was appointed by Judge Headley in 2003 to the Putnam County Child Protection Team, where she served until her death.

On Bob’s several sabbaticals in Cambridge, England, Ann served internships at Brookside Child and Family Psychiatry, Douglas House Adolescent In-Patient Unit, and at the Adult Psychiatric Centre. She also taught Women’s Issues, and Working with Abused Children at the Evangelism Centre in Sidney, Australia.

Ann was also very active in the Greencastle community serving as Sunday school teacher at Gobin UMC; as the President, co-President, secretary at various times for the League of Women Voters; IN State Treasurer of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists; as secretary of the NAACP Greencastle Branch; as Business and Professional Women’s legislative chair; as A-Way Home Shelter President of the Advisory Board; as Putnam County Red Cross Disaster Chair and for the national Red Cross being sent to 7 different disasters in the states and Puerto Rico; on Commission on Religion and Race for the Indiana UMC; on the West District Committee on Missions for the UMC; on the Mission Resource Team for the INUMC being sent 6 different times to Liberia and Sierra Leone after their civil war to teach churches how to help traumatized children; and on the INUMC Board of Missions Global Health Team for the UMC in charge of malaria education and prevention fund raising. She was a member of the Greencastle Kiwanis Club and formerly a member of the Leadership Team of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church.

Ann enjoyed travelling and reading as hobbies. She is survived by her daughter Beth Newton Watson (Ross Davies), her son Christopher Newton (Beth Ann Newton), grandchildren Robert Watson (Claire Dewey Watson), Harriet Watson and Emma Newton, and her brother Quentin T. Kelly of Hopewell, New Jersey; sisters-in-law Ellen Newton Chaplin and Evelyn Newton Parker, many nieces and nephews in Maryland; New York; Delaware; Nashville, TN; Nebraska; Ohio; South Dakota and South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Edlea Kelly Jones, and her brother Kerwin Kelly, and by her beloved husband Rev. Dr. Robert D. Newton in February of 2020.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bittles and Hurt for cremation. A Memorial Service will be held at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 29 at 2pm with calling at 1pm before the service.

Mary Louise McCullough

Mary Louise McCullough
24 Sep 1929 - 02 Jan 2022

 

Mary Louise McCullough, 92 of Brazil, passed away January 2, 2022, at 8:11 am, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility with her family by her side. She was born September 24, 1929 in Bowling Green, Indiana, the daughter of James Oscie Boyce and Bessie M. Ringo Boyce. She graduated from Ashboro High School. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.


On September 25, 1949, she was united in marriage to Richard ‘Dick’ McCullough. Together they raised their sons in Brazil. Mary was a devoted wife, mother, and Grandma Mary. She was always one to have dinner ready and clothes freshly laundered for her family. She was very attentive to details whether at the workplace or at home. She worked as a Deputy Clerk Treasurer for the City of Brazil and at the Clay County Auditors office. She enjoyed volunteer work at the Clay County Hospital in gift shop as one of her last jobs.


Mary leaves behind a loving family that includes two sons, Steve and wife Teresa McCullough and Mike and wife Joyce McCullough all of Brazil; one brother, Jim Boyce, and wife Carolyn of Terre Haute; four grandchildren, Heather Walborn and husband Brian, Jared McCullough, Adam Hudock, and Jenny Payne and husband Geoff; six great-grandchildren, Emily Walborn, Hudson and Lili McCullough, Samantha, Laura and Jacob Payne as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscie and Bessie Boyce; husband Dick McCullough; one sister and brother-in-law, Peggy, and Eldon Burns.


Private family services will be held, with Gary Scoggins officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, the McCullough Family Fund or to the Clay County Humane Society, 8280 N. CR. 125 W. Brazil, IN. 47834. Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Kenneth George Kirkpatrick

Kenneth George Kirkpatrick

Feb. 7, 1933-Dec. 30, 2021

 

Kenneth George Kirkpatrick, 88, of Lafayette passed away at  2:43 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in IU Health Arnett Hospital. He had been in failing health the past year.

Kenny was born on the family farm in the rural Wingate/Newtown communities on Feb. 7, 1933, to the late George Marshall and Ada Bonnie Magdelena Counts Kirkpatrick. He married Barbara Jane Sattler in the Newtown Methodist Church on Nov. 30, 1962, and she survives.

 

Kenny was a graduate of Richland Township High School in Newtown with the class of 1951. Following graduation he worked on the family farm until he was inducted into the US Army, where he served from July 1953 through April 1955, serving in Japan and Korea, where he was assigned to SCARWAF as a Unit Supply Specialist. He was a 39-year employee of Tipmont REMC. He began working in the office, then as a “groundsman,” moving up to a “lineman” and retired as a dispatcher.

He and Barbara lived in Linden for 33 years and moved to Lafayette in January 2000. He bowled with the Tipmont REMC Bowling League, enjoyed playing cards, genealogy, history and family. He was a member of American Legion Post 11 and attended St. James Lutheran Church.   

Surviving, along with his wife, Barbara, are daughter Carolyn Kay Dance of Indianapolis; son James Michael Kirkpatrick of Anaheim, California; sister-in-law Jill M. Kirkpatrick of Veedersburg; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding Kenny in death were his parents; first wife, Janet Lee Hershberger Kirkpatrick, who passed shortly after giving birth to Karen Sue Kirkpatrick who did not survive; son David Lee Kirkpatrick; two sisters, Cleo M. Longden and Imogene Butler; and brother Robert E. Kirkpatrick.

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, with funeral services immediately following at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Peter Heckert officiating. Burial will follow in Meharry Cemetery. Military graveside honors by American Legion Post 11.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Foundation.

To sign the guest book or leave a condolence visit us at www.familyandfriendsfh.com. The service will be live streamed on the Family and Friends Funeral Home Facebook page.

Lowell E. 'Andy' Anderson

Lowell E. ‘Andy’ Anderson

March 16, 1924-Jan. 1, 2022

 

Lowell E. “Andy” Anderson passed away peacefully in his sleep on New Years Day, Jan. 1, 2022, surrounded by his loving family at Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring, Florida.

Lowell was born March 16, 1924, at Ogden, Illinois, the son of Ellen (Bennett) Anderson and William Finley Anderson.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served on the U.S.S. Benner. He was in the service from 1942 to 1946 primarily in the Pacific Fleet.

When he came home he married his sweetheart, Rita (Sims) Anderson, who preceded him in death in 2014.

He was an active member of the American Legion, being a member for over 75 years. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University and then found his lifelong passion of teaching and coaching. He began his teaching career in Royal, Illinois and then briefly went into insurance. He then returned to his love of teaching, serving as a teacher, coach and assistant principal throughout Montgomery County, Indiana.

He finished his career at the South Montgomery School Corporation. Throughout his career he helped to shape the lives of countless children, their children and even some of their grandchildren, many of whom have stayed in contact with him their entire lives. After retiring, he and Rita moved to Lake Placid, Florida where he spent the rest of his life enjoying his community of family, friends and neighbors.

Lowell is survived by his sister, Phyllis Robbins; and his four children, Gary (Laura) Anderson, Marsha Lee, Mark (Janie) Anderson and Jacci (Bobby) Seay. He also had 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Services will be noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the VFW, 1223 County Road 621E, Lake Placid, Florida.

In honor of his wishes, donations may be made to the charity of your choice or Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring, Florida.

Helen D. 'Granny' Rahn

Helen D. ‘Granny’ Rahn

Feb. 25, 1931-Jan. 1, 2022

 

Helen D. “Granny” Rahn, 90, of Kingman passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, at her daughter’s home.

Helen’s story started Feb. 25, 1931, the middle child of Hershel and Fern Drollinger, born in Lafayette, Indiana. Helen moved to Fountain County when she was 4 years old and never left. She graduated from Kingman High School in 1949. Helen was a member of the Freedom Christian Church near Wallace.

 

She married the love of her life, Paul J. Rahn, on July 1, 1950. He preceded her in death Aug. 31, 1996. They spent 46 hardworking years farming side by side near Wallace. Helen loved cooking, gardening, canning, raising flowers, sewing, and crocheting, while raising five children. She was a 10-year Fountain County 4-H member. She was selected and attended Girls State School. She taught Sunday school, Bible school and prepared an abundance of food for the church social dinners. She was well known for her homemade pies, angel food cakes and cinnamon rolls. No one ever left the table hungry and all were invited. She enjoyed traveling the United States with her husband and was sure to pick up a rock at every stop to add to her collection.

Later she enjoyed vacations with her children and grandchildren at theme parks and rode her first roller coaster at age 70. At age 86, she was jumping on the trampoline with Bristol. In 2006, a new family tradition began. Her children and grandchildren caravaned with her to Panama City or Myrtle Beach for a week vacation. She loved capturing the moments or flowers with her camera.

Granny will be fondly remembered by her family as a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, as she opened her home and helped care for each of them. They will never forget Sunday dinners at Granny’s house, sleepover parties or Cookie Day. “Cookie Day” was pressing, decorating and baking over 400 cookies!

Helen is survived by her children, Dennis Rahn, Jane Swank, Nancy Rahn, Sharry Fears and Dale (Jolie) Rahn; nine grandchildren, Ross (Hana), Nick, Shelbie (Drew), Alora (Mike), Luke (Megan), Megan (Travis), Elyssa, Teagan and Murphy; and nine great-grandchildren. At her death, her family had grown to 30 members.

In addition to her husband, Helen was preceded in death by her parents; sister Esther Downing; and brother Norman Drollinger. Ollie and Laura Broom preceded her. They loved her like a daughter.

A celebration of life will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman. Burial will follow at Wolf Creek Church Cemetery near Wallace.

Memorial donations may be given to the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department, 3898 S. State Road 341, Hillsboro, IN 47949.

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

Virginia Lee Simpson

Virginia Lee Simpson

Feb. 8, 1926-Dec. 3, 2021

 

Virginia Lee Simpson, 95, of Monte Vista, Colorado and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at her residence in Colorado.

She was born Feb. 8, 1926, at Russellville, to the late Audie Jackson and Lillie (Wells) Jackson. Virginia graduated from Russellville High School alongside her brother Max (Jack) in the Class of 1945.

 

On Aug. 10, 1946, she married Charles William Simpson, who preceded her in death Nov. 6, 2018. Virginia was a homemaker and farmer’s wife in the Waveland and Browns Valley area all her adult life. She loved family and was thrilled to have grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A member of Browns Valley Christian Church, Virginia served in the Ladies’ Aide, taught children’s Bible School and Sunday School and was a church song leader. She also was a member of the Russellville American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary.

Virginia is survived by daughter Catherine (Ed) Redden of Monte Vista, Colorado; three grandchildren, Christin (Rodney) Graves, Chelsea (Alex) Thompson and Cody (Jenna) Redden; six great-grandchildren, Jaelyn, Lillie, Charlie, Ruby, Everlee and Shepard; two step-great-grandchildren, Rodney Jr. and Raven; many nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law Don (Elizabeth) Simpson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Max Jackson; and husband Charles.

Visitation will be at Browns Valley Christian Church, 9011 S. State Road 47, Crawfordsville, on Friday, Jan. 7 from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at noon, with Pastor Dave Finch officiating. Burial of cremains will follow at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Browns Valley Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 9011 S. State Road 47, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Mark Lavon Eads

Mark Lavon Eads

May 24, 1954-Jan. 1, 2022

 

Mark Lavon Eads, 67, of Waynetown passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

He was born May 24, 1954, at Crawfordsville, to Lloyd “Buck” and Joan “Joanie” (Dale) Eads.

He graduated from Orion High School in Orion, Illinois, and retired from RR Donnelley. He was baptized at Elmdale Church and was a member of the FOE. He played football in high school for two years and was undefeated the first season and only lost one game his second season. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, his dogs, Sissy and Annie, the Razorbacks and his Camaro.

He is survived by his parents; daughter Sharon Lou (Jamie) Bradley; two grandchildren, Christopher and Katelyn; sister Terry (Ron) Johnson; brother Brad (Laurie) Eads; two aunts, Claressa Perry and Carolyn Wright; and friend Betty Bushong.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lloyd and Martha Eads and Irene Williams.

Visitation will be at Sanders Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Thursday, Jan. 6 from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Prairie Creek Baptist Church.

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

Joshua 'Josh' Ryan Hoffman

Joshua 'Josh' Ryan Hoffman

February 15, 1975 - December 31, 2021

 

Joshua Ryan Hoffman, came dancing into the world on February 15, 1975 and didn’t stop until December 31, 2021. He loved musical theater, painting, sewing, decorating for the holidays, and crafting. To know Josh was to love him. Josh truly loved performing and believed All the world’s a stage.

Josh was born in Brazil to his loving parents, Mike, and Susie Crabb Hoffman. He graduated from Northview High School, class of 1993. He attended Indiana State University, but then he had an opportunity to join American Family Theatre. He was with the American Theatre Arts for Youth from 1995 to 2005. He traveled all over the United States doing children’s theatre.

Josh was a member of the Crossroads Repertory Theatre, the Community Theatre of Terre Haute, and a devoted member of the Clay County Community Theatre. He was also well known as a Performer/ Entertainer as a female impersonator throughout the area.

He was preceded in death by his father John Michael Hoffman; grandparents, William and Gladys Crabb, John, and Charlotte Hoffman; aunts, June Crabb, Janean Douglas; uncles, Pat Hoffman, and Kenny Crabb.

Survivors include his mother, Susie Hoffman; sister Erin Kelly and husband Josh Kelly; nephews, Riley Patrick Kelly, and Harry Michael Kelly; Aunt Judy Neilan and Charlotte Crabb; Uncles Steve Crabb (Margaret), Jeff Hoffman (Sandi), and Larry Crabb (Nancy); many cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 6:00pm at the Lawson-Miller Chapel with family friend B. Lee Reberger officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6pm. Family request that masks be worn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Clay County Community Theater.

David "Doc" Andrew Pressley

David "Doc" Andrew Pressley

SEPTEMBER 14, 1947 – JANUARY 1, 2022

 

David "Doc" Andrew Pressley, age 74, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Doc was born September 14, 1947 in Beech Grove, Indiana.

Avisitation for Doc will be held Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N Clinton, Terre Haute, Indiana 47805, followed by a celebration of life at 3:00 PM.

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

Larry L Schauwecker

Larry L Schauwecker

November 25, 1944 - December 28, 2021

 

Larry L. Schauwecker, 77, of Clay City, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, on December 28, 2021.

Larry was born on November 25, 1944, in Clay County, Indiana, the son of Guy LeRoy Schauwecker and Dorothy (Brown) Schauwecker. He graduated from Clay City High School. Larry worked with the United Mine Workers Association for 40 years and then Putnamville Prison for 10 years.

Larry was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Clay City and now Bowling Green.

He enjoyed taking rides on the golf cart and tinkering around the house. In his earlier years Larry enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, spending time outdoors and riding motorcycles.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents Guy LeRoy and Dorothy Schauwecker and his wife of 53 years Carolyn Sue Schauwecker.

Larry leaves behind his daughter Tammy Forsythe; son Terry Schauwecker and wife Julie; grandchildren: Damien Schauwecker, Dustin Schauwecker, Madison Schauwecker, Shanelle Forsythe, and Jerry Forsythe; great-grandchildren: Braedon Schauwecker, Aubrey Wilson, and Jason Dalton and his faithful 4-legged companion Duke.

Visitation will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East Eighth St. Clay City, Indiana 47841 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, from 4-8 PM. Services will be at the funeral home, on Thursday, at 11:00 AM with Pastor Laura Wells officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Share a memory at www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com.

Kimberly 'Kim' Starnes

Kimberly ‘Kim’ Starnes

July 9, 1965-Dec. 28, 2021

 

Kimberly “Kim” Starnes of Waynetown passed away Tuesday morning in her home.  She was 56.

Kim worked at County Market for several years and more recently worked at Acuity/ Hi-Tek.  She attended school at Crawfordsville and graduated from North Montgomery.

Born July 9, 1965, at Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Gene Mikels and Carolyn Runion Mikels Cronk.

Surviving family includes: son Gary Starnes Jr.; mother Carolyn Cronk; brother Dennis Mikels; step-brother Mark Cronk; step-sister Melissa VanCleave; aunt Linda Dale; and uncle David Runion.

She was preceded in death by her dad, Gene Mikels; step-father Theron Cronk; and step-brother Shawn Cronk.

Services will be held Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville, with visitation from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. She will be laid to rest at the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery at a later date.

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

James 'Jim' Allen Smith

James ‘Jim’ Allen Smith

Nov. 28, 1946-Dec. 31, 2021

 

James “Jim” Allen Smith, 75, of Crawfordsville passed away on Dec. 31, 2021, at the Lane House.

He was born Nov. 28, 1946, at Crawfordsville, to the late Arthur and Edna (Andrews) Smith.

 

In 1965, Jim graduated from Linden High School. He then graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor of science degree in business. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Indiana University as well as the New Richmond Masonic Lodge. Jim enjoyed gardening, canning, IU basketball and annoying the heck out of his children. He was an avid reader.

Jim is survived by his two sons, Justin (Donna) Smith and Travis (Beth) Smith of Crawfordsville; daughter Monica (Dan) Smith of Terre Haute; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; brother Mac (Connie) Smith of Midway, Kentucky; sister Jan (Steve) Moss of Twelve Mile, Indiana; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, from 4 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 6 p.m.

Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com

Marcia Maxine Clodfelter

Marcia Maxine Clodfelter

July 27, 1955-Dec. 30, 2021

 

Marcia Maxine Clodfelter, 66, of Terre Haute and formerly of Parke County, passed away Dec. 30, 2021, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

Born July 27, 1955, at Clinton, she was the daughter of Josiah Gene Jones and Maxine Paddock Jones. She married Steve Clodfelter on Feb. 14, 1976. He survives her.

Marcia graduated from Turkey Run High School in 1973. She was a member of the Marshall Federated Church and worked as a certified nurse assistant.

She is survived by her husband, Steve, of Terre Haute; two sons, Donald Gene (Desiree) of Marshall and Daniel Clodfelter of Terre Haute; her parents, Josiah Gene and Maxine of Marshall; and two brothers, Mike Jones of Marshall and Monte Jones of Arizona. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Donald Jr., Gavin Brown, Devin Brown, Kynslie Brown, Lucus (Kaykay) Keller, Christy Cox, Lindsay Cox, Becky Cox Fransted, Harley Cox and Vince Cox; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at the Marshall Federated Church, with Pastor Brian Holt officiating. Visitation will be noon to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery, north of Marshall. Care has been entrusted to Barnes and Rice Funeral Home of Rockville.

Robert 'Bob' Wittenmyer

Robert ‘Bob’ Wittenmyer

March 24, 1926-Dec. 29, 2021

 

Robert “Bob” Wittenmyer, 95, of Rockville passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville.

He retired from Garrard Excavating with many years of service.

He was born March 24, 1926, at Bloomingdale, to the late George O. Wittenmyer and Angelina “Lina” Brower Wittenmyer.

Survivors include: his wife of 74 years, Opal Smedley Wittenmyer, whom he married Mach 22, 1947, at Bloomingdale; two sons, John (Carol) Wittenmyer of Crawfordsville and Don (Vickie) Wittenmyer of Waveland; daughter-in-law Cassie Wittenmyer of Rockville; four grandchildren, Dereth Kirby, Meredith Harrison, Andrea Wittenmyer and Curtis Wilson; and four great-grandchildren, Carly, Dylan, Daphne and Darcy.

He was preceded in death by a son, Stanley Wittenmyer on April 8, 2019.

He was a Marine veteran of World War II. He attended the Nyesville Full Gospel Fellowship Church. He was a member of American Legion Fellenzer Post 48 in Rockville and Labors Local 204 in Terre Haute.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7 at Gooch Funeral Home, 112 W. Howard St., Rockville. Burial with military graveside honors by Parke County veterans will follow at Bloomingdale Friends Cemetery. Visitation is from noon until 2 p.m. Friday at Gooch Funeral Home.

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

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