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Caroline Nichols

Caroline Nichols

November 22, 1942 - February 24, 2022

 

Elizabeth “Caroline” Nichols, 79, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on February 24, 2022. Caroline was born to the late Mason and Frances (Thompson) Cooper on November 22, 1942 in Brazil.
In 1968 she moved to Tampa with her family, where she continued to live for the next 12 years. Her and her family moved back to Brazil in 1979.
Caroline loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandkids. In her younger days she enjoyed dancing. She loved to get her hair and nails done. She greatly enjoyed her outings to various places with her niece Becki. She loved to drive the motorized buggies at the store, but definitely didn’t have a license to drive them. It wasn’t uncommon for her to run into displays or people in the store.
Caroline is preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Nichols, two children, Rebecca Grayless and Sidney Grayless, grandson, Kaden Alexander, four sisters, Laverne Cooper, Annis Shaunessy, Jane Bradshaw, and Edna Fagan, four brothers, Les Cooper, Ralph Cooper, Sidney Cooper, and Russell Cooper.
Caroline is survived by three children, Darlene Collins (Mark) of Tampa, Florida, Melissa Grayless-Tilley (Randy), and Darrell Grayless II both of Brazil, six grandchildren, Betty and Casey Collins of Tampa, Nick Alexander (Sandra) of Chicago, Dustin Alexander (Bobbi Lynn) of Brazil, and Dylan and Peyton Grayless of Brazil, five great grandchildren, Mason, Logan, Braden, Carsyn, and Maylee Alexander. Two great great grandchildren, Axel and Kaizlee Alexander all of Brazil. A very special niece, Becki Snyder (Jimmy) of Harmony, siblings, Rose Pell, Dale Cooper, and Commodore Cooper, all of Brazil.
According to Caroline’s wishes, cremation will take place.

Marilynn Rhea Reasor

Marilynn Rhea Reasor

APRIL 1, 1957 – FEBRUARY 19, 2022

 

Marilynn R. Reasor, 84, of Greencastle passed away on February 19, 2022, at Putnam County Hospital.

Marilynn was born in Greencastle on April 01, 1937, the daughter of Walker and Bertha Reasor. Marilynn had worked as both a Nurse and a College Professor throughout her professional career and had earned her Ph.D. in Education.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Walker Reasor Jr., and James Reasor; and a sister, Helen Reasor.

Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Brick Chapel Cemetery.

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

Lois Elaine Underwood

Lois Elaine Underwood

MAY 7, 1924 – FEBRUARY 26, 2022

 

Lois Elaine Underwood, 97, passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Meadow Lakes in Moorsville.

Lois was born in Pineville, Kentucky on May 07, 1924, the daughter of George W. and Erma (Hanville) Harrison, and was a 1942 graduate of Versailles High School.

Mrs. Underwood worked as a librarian at DePauw University for 24 years until her retirement in 1987. Lois was a member of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, and an active Tri Kappa member for 55 years where she also served as President. She was a loud and proud Purdue Fan.

Survivors include her two children, Tara Flint (Larry), Vevay, and Ted Underwood, Plainfield; four grandchildren, Kimberly Duncan, (Steve), Suzanne Sheets, (Brian), Krista Petrilli, and Cory Underwood; six great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; a beloved sister-in-law, Janet Cooper; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 61 years, Karol L. Underwood; and a sister Carol Clemons.

Memorial services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church with Pastor Bryan Langdoc officiating. A luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the church prior to services on Saturday, all are welcome to attend before service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Putnam County Community Foundation, C/O Forest Hill Cemetery, 2 N. Jackson Street Greencastle, Indiana 46135, or Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 66, Greencastle, Indiana 46135.

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

Betty Lucille Walton

Betty Lucille Walton

OCTOBER 14, 1935 – FEBRUARY 25, 2022

 

Betty Lucille Walton, 86, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, February 25, 2022, at Mill Pond Health Campus.

Betty was born in Tell City on October 14, 1935, the daughter of Maurice and Pearl (Peckinpaugh) Elder, and was a graduate of Tell City High School.

Mrs. Walton was a bookkeeper for many years working with 3D Auto Supply and IBM Credit Union. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Greencastle.

Survivors include her two daughters, Pam Proctor, (husband-Rick), and Stephanie Richardson, (husband-John); four grandchildren, Derek Richardson, (wife-Julie), Cory Proctor, (wife-Morgan), Nicole Vanatti, (husband-Aaron), and Dana Logan, (husband-Craig); seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon Walton; and three brothers Harold, Bernard and Bob Elder.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2022, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Rusty Anderson officiating. Entombment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to time of service on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, 6500 Technology Center Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

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

William W. Cummings

William W. Cummings

December 1, 1938 ~ February 26, 2022 (age 83)

 

William W. Cummings, age 83 of Indianapolis passed away February 26th, 2022.

He was born December 1st, 1938 to the late Jesse and Omadean (Hart) Cummings.

William married Sharon A. Cummings January 26th, 1968 and she survives.

In addition to his wife Sharon Cummings he is also survived by his sons David (Kim) Cummings of Mooresville, Ricky (Diana) Cummings of Indianapolis, Gregory (Jennie) Cummings of Mooresville; daughters Angela Meyers of Indianapolis, and Kimberly Thorsen of Whitestown; siblings Howard (June) Cummings, Deloris Bowman, Florence Dunkin, Judy (Harold) Whitaker, Sherrie Sandy, Stanley (Bev) Cummings, Linda Sample; 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his stepsons Robert Risk and Steven Risk; grandson Justin Meyers; brothers Richard Cummings, Robert Cummings, Rex Cummings, Donald Cummings, Ronald Cummings; sisters Betty Barnes, Patty Coons.

Funeral services for William will be held at Noon Friday, March 4th, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday March 3rd, 2022 at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

John E. Brann Jr.

John E. Brann Jr.

August 6, 1931 ~ February 24, 2022 (age 90)

 

               John E. Brann Jr., age 90 of Cloverdale, went to be with the Lord February 24th, 2022.  He was born August 6th, 1931 in Greenwood to the late John E. Brann Sr. and Thelma (Horner) Brann.  He served his country in Korea enlisted in the Marine Corps.  He worked for Western Electric for years until retirement.

                He is survived by his children Debra Brann and husband Dave Thompson, Tammy McConnaughey, and step-son Phillip Capps and his wife Sandy.  Sisters Joanne Morris, Pat Smith and husband Lyle.               

                Services for John will be held Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 noon, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held from 11:00am until service time.  Entombment will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Muriel LaVanne

Muriel LaVanne

APRIL 26, 1926 – FEBRUARY 24, 2022

 

Muriel L. LaVanne, 95, of Terre Haute, passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Westminster Village. She was born on April 26, 1926, in Joliet, Illinois to Paul and Rosa (Schweser) Mapes. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William C. Kilgore in 1950 and William P. LaVanne in 1986. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Pauline Drew; and daughter-in-law, Linda LaVanne.

Muriel is survived by two sons, Thomas LaVanne of Westlake Village, California, and William LaVanne and wife Laura of Lake Zurich, Illinois; a daughter, Nancy Deckard of Plainfield; a brother-in-law, Wesley Drew of Springfield, Illinois; grandchildren, Christine (Zach) Bradley, Paul LaVanne, Scotty (Claire) LaVanne, John (Mary) LaVanne, David LaVanne, Alex (Anna) Deckard, Amanda (Nathan) Lyons; great-grandchildren, Agnes and Abram Deckard, Henry and Eleanor LaVanne, and more great-grandchildren on the way; and several nieces and nephews.

Muriel was a graduate of Northern Illinois State Teachers' College and taught in the public schools of West Lafayette; and Findlay and Newark, Ohio. She was also a caseworker for the Vigo County Department of Public Welfare. She considered her true career, however, to be that of homemaker and mother. Muriel was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church and the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 2 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the funeral home. Muriel will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Unity Presbyterian Church or VNA/Hospice of the Wabash Valley.

Mary Elizabeth Lewis

Mary Elizabeth Lewis

March 20, 1938-Feb. 18, 2022

 

Mary Elizabeth Lewis of Crawfordsville passed away Friday morning, Feb. 18, 2022, at Hickory Creek. She was 83.

Mary was a social person, who liked to play cards and all types of games. She was a member of the Eagles, Moose and American Legion Auxiliary.

Born March 20, 1938, at Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Chester Arthur Peterson and Mary Lucille Huddleson Peterson. She graduated from Greencastle High School.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Lewis of Crawfordsville, and her friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Peterson.

A celebration of life will be held later this year. Details will be announced as they become available. Cremation arrangements were made through Burkhart Funeral Home.

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

Lois Carolyn Hunter Heimendinger

Lois Carolyn Hunter Heimendinger

Sept. 23, 1936-Jan. 4, 2022

 

Lois Carolyn Hunter Heimendinger, 85, passed away Jan. 4, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East, with her husband and granddaughter by her side.

Lois was born Sept. 23, 1936, at Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of John (Jack) William and Hulda (Treumbauer) Hunter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Jack Hunter Jr.; and two sons, Steve and Mike Petrulionis. 

 

She was a dedicated nurse. She graduated from Church Home Hospital School of Nursing in 1957.

She married Joseph M. Petrulionis, Jr. They had three sons Joe, Steve and Mike Petrulionis. They were later divorced. Upon graduation from Church Home Hospital, she went to work for the hospital. She then went to work for a baby doctor helping to deliver babies.

She then moved to Alabama, working first as a school nurse, then working for the state health department’s TB eradication project.

On Nov. 5, 1970, she met Kip Heimendinger. On Nov. 5, 1971, they were married. They had a son, Mark Heimendinger. They moved to Winter Haven, Florida, where Lois went to work in a nursing home.

In 1997 they moved to Crawfordsville, where Lois worked in several nursing homes both as a nurse and as director of nursing in Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Covington and Mulberry. She retired from nursing in 2005, her last job being with Generations at the Crawfordsville hospital.

She and her husband, Kip, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 5, 2021, two months before her death.

Memorials can be given to Christ Lutheran Church or Riley’s Children’s Hospital.

Michael Levenduski

Michael Levenduski

Dec. 1, 1947-Feb. 20, 2022

 

Michael Levenduski, 74, of Crawfordsville passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022.

Michael was born Dec. 1, 1947, at Kokomo, to John Levenduski and Pauline “Pat” Sims Levenduski.

Around 1953, Mike moved with his family to Mt. Vernon, where he attended school. In 1984, Mike and his mother moved to Crawfordsville. He thrived in Crawfordsville with the help of Abilities Services Inc., where he learned valuable life skills and participated in the assisted work services program. More importantly, it was here that Mike established a strong and vibrant community of friends.

 

Mike was known for his good-hearted personality. He was the first to lend a helping hand and give the shirt off his back if you needed it. Mike enjoyed spending his time at home listening to Elvis Presley and watching Western television shows. He looked forward to his weekly bowling games with his friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Gregory Levenduski, and sister Ann Levenduski Curtis.

He is survived by his brother-in-law Keith Curtis, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; sister-in-law Patricia “Patty” Levenduski, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; nephew Marc Curtis, Massillon, Ohio; niece Elizabeth Ward, Clearwater Beach, Florida; niece Lisa Curtis, Seattle, Washington; niece Kate Moyer, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; niece Sarah Takei, Nashville, Tennessee; and many great nieces and nephews.

Michael’s funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, Kokomo. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at Ability Services Inc., Crawfordsville.

In lieu of flowers, donations made in Mike’s name may be made to Abilities Services Inc. at https://www.abilitiesservices.org/take-action.

Brice Kirby Taylor

Brice Kirby Taylor

June 4, 1957-Feb. 16, 2022

 

Brice Taylor, 64, of Crawfordsville beat Esophageal cancer as he gained his wings on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. He died at home surrounded by his family who loved him.

Brice was born June 4, 1957, at Las Animas, Colorado, to Warren and Mary Lou Taylor.

He graduated in 1976 from North Vermillion High School, Cayuga. He also graduated in 2003 from MMI Florida. He was employed 17 years with Fastenal at Indianapolis as the maintenance manager for manufacturing until his retirement in June 2021. He loved his job and his friends there.

Some of his favorite times were fishing with family on his boat, riding the Harley with his wife, Cheryl, or making his special ribs on the grill for family cookouts. Brice had a special love for his Dobermans.

Lovingly remembered by wife, Cheryl Taylor; daughter Nicole (Bradley) Kincaid; step-sons, Michael (Kendra) Dunagan and William (Cynthia) Dunagan; grandchildren, Austin, Abbie, Brenden, Keira, Audrey, Amelia, Nathan, Sophia, Hudson and Maddox; brothers, Mike Taylor (Kenyon) of Texas and Randy Taylor (Sandy) of Colorado; sister-in-law Marylou Riley of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

Due to his gentle nature, loving heart and a smile that would melt your heart, he will be missed by his family and many friends.

A celebration of life will be planned for a future date this summer.

Cremation has taken place.

Mary Elizabeth Klutzke

Mary Elizabeth Klutzke

Oct. 1, 1929-Feb. 13, 2022

 

Mary Elizabeth Wildman Klutzke, 92, of rural Wingate passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in her home, following a period of failing health.

She was born Mary Elizabeth Wildman on Oct. 1, 1929, to Fenton and Pauline (Greve) Wildman at their home in Newtown. She married Robert Benjamin Klutzke at St. Bonifice Catholic Church in Lafayette on May 8, 1948. They were married 71 years.

Mary was the middle child of 11. She grew up in Fountain County on a farm between Mellott and Newtown, and attended Richland Township High School until her senior year when her family moved to Greenhill. She graduated from Otterbein High School and she met her future husband who had attended rival school Montmorenci. After graduating in 1947 she worked at the Purdue Dairy Barn for a couple of years. Bob and Mary helped his dad work the family farm south of Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, then moved to a farm near Romney for a couple of years. In 1962 they purchased and moved to their own farm outside of Wingate in Fountain County.

Mary is survived by her seven children, Ken (Rosann) Klutzke of Roseville, Minnesota, Christine Setze of Muncie, Jerry (Mary) Klutzke of Wichita, Kansas, Barbara Meihls of Lafayette, Larry (Jane) Klutzke of Carmel, Dennis (Robin) Klutzke of Greenwood and Carl (Karen) Klutzke of Carmel. She had 18 grandchildren (although she considered their spouses her grandchildren too) and 22 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sister Catherine Hampton of Crawfordsville; sisters-in-law, Sue Wildman and Evelyn Hanover; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert; siblings, Marge West, Ralph Wildman, Viola Talbott Weigle, James Wildman, Rena Wildman (at age 5), Charles Wildman, William Wildman, Ethel Holland and Thomas Philo Wildman; and sons-in-law, Peter Setze and Donald Meihls.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 and funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM on Friday. Father Michael Bower from St Bernard Catholic Church Crawfordsville will officiate the funeral. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Wingate.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Fountain County 4-H Council, 301 Fourth St., Covington, IN 47932 or Riley Children’s Foundation, P.O. Box 3356, Indianapolis, IN 46206.

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

Paula Joyce Deck Rogers

Paula Joyce Deck Rogers

Feb. 22, 2022

 

Paula Joyce Deck Rogers, 86, of Crawfordsville died at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, in Franciscan Health, following a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Richard Dale Hassler

Richard Dale Hassler

APRIL 6, 1934 – FEBRUARY 22, 2022

 

Richard D. Hassler, 87, of Greencastle passed away February 22, 2022.

He was born April 6, 1934 to Glenn & Pearl Hassler.

Dick graduated from Reelsville High School.

On December 9, 1972 Dick married Maxie TeKulve. After many years of running Hassler Trucking together it was time to retire to Florida.

They spent many years enjoying retirement together. Maxie passed away May 1, 2019 & Dick returned home to Greencastle.

Dick worked at IBM for several years, but a suit & tie just wasn’t for him. In 1962 he started Hassler Trucking in a little shop in Manhattan. He saw many drivers come and go over the years, but drivers weren’t just employees, they were family. Many family members also joined him in the business throughout the years his wife, Maxie, sons, daughter-in-laws, a granddaughter, several grandsons & now even a great grandson. His legacy will live on in all of them. Even after he moved into assisted living you would find him with his chair facing out the window counting dump trucks as they passed by.

He is survived by sons, Richard Hassler (Jan), Lonnie Hassler (Teresa), daughters Debra Rose & Julee Looker (Bryan); grandchildren Wendy Stevenson (Gale), Bryan Hassler (Ashley), Casey Harris (Mandy), Jonathan Hassler (Haley), Rusty Giles, Matthew Hassler (Amber), Kyle Hassler (Megan), Heath Hassler (Lindsay), Alyshia Aiona -Foster (Whitney), Amanda Foster, Connor Looker, Garrett Looker & Madison Looker, 21 great-grandchildren & 2 great-great grandchildren, brother, Julian Hassler & several nieces & nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, his parents, 2 sisters and 3 brothers.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a special time of sharing to take place at 6:30 p.m. for all who would like to tell a story or share a memory.

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

Shirley Lou King

Shirley Lou King

OCTOBER 27, 1941 – FEBRUARY 23, 2022

 

Shirley Lou King, 80 of Greencastle passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Putnam County Hospital.

Shirley was born in Greencastle on October 27, 1941, the daughter of Charles and Geraldine (York) Smiley, and was a graduate of Reelsville School.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Clifford King; four children, Deanna Pruitt, (Harry), Marsha Sunkel, (Doug), Jeff King, (Jenny), and Greg King, (Julia); two brothers, Harold Smiley, and Richard Smiley, (Sandra); a sister, Brenda Keeney, (Lonnie); eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her Parents; two brothers, Clifford Smiley, and Keith Smiley; and a sister, Darlene Bell.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2022, at Forest Hill Cemetery.

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

Roger Dale Clouse

Roger Dale Clouse

December 1, 1962 ~ February 21, 2022 (age 59)

 

Roger Dale Clouse, age 59 of Poland passed away February 21st, 2022.

He was born December 1st, 1962 to Charles and Doris (Pruitt) Davenport.

Roger married Cynthia (Harrell) Clouse May 18th, 2014 and she survives.

Roger was a 1981 graduate of Monrovia High School after high school Roger served in the U.S. Navy from 1981- 1987 and was a member of the Knights of The Silver Sword and belonged to other historical groups.

In addition to his wife Cynthia, he is survived by his mother Doris Davenport; brothers Kevin Clouse, Charlie Clouse; sister Robin Stephens; and 1 grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his father Charles Clouse.

A Memorial service for Roger will be at 5:00 pm Saturday March 5th, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until the service time of 5:00 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Ruth Ann Williams

Ruth Ann Williams

NOVEMBER 3, 1956 – FEBRUARY 22, 2022

 

Ruth Ann Williams, age 65, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Ruth was born November 3, 1956.

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

Thomas Reed

Thomas Reed

JULY 18, 1931 – FEBRUARY 20, 2022

 

Thomas Reed, age 90, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022. Thomas was born July 18, 1931.

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

Katherine McCleary

Katherine McCleary

SEPTEMBER 16, 1921 – FEBRUARY 21, 2022

 

Katherine H. McCleary, age 100, of Terre Haute, passed away on Monday, February 21, 2022.

She was born September 16, 1921, in Edgar County, Illinois to Sylvester and Maude Hoult and graduated from Chrisman High School. Katherine married Paul O. McCleary on May 15, 1942 and they celebrated 72 years of life together.

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul; her parents; her siblings Roger Hoult, Leonard Hoult, and Mary Margaret (Peggy) Kraemer.

Katherine is survived by her sons, David McCleary (Diana) of Farmersburg and Daryl McCleary (Jean) of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Rachel Kiefer (Steffyn) of Staunton and Paul McCleary (Kaysie) of Terre Haute; great-grandchildren: Reece, Dylann, and Clemsyn McCleary of Terre Haute, Kennedy and Kendall Keifer of Staunton; along with her special nieces, Linda Patton of Vincennes and Marcia Kirk of Terre Haute.

Katherine worked for the Vigo County School Corporation as a custodian at both Meadows and Davis Park Elementary schools. She retired from K-Mart Corporation working in the Boys and Men's clothing department. Katherine attended Eighth Avenue Baptist Church for many years and later became a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton. She always enjoyed going to church and reading her bible. She was an avid baseball fan of the Chicago Cubs and also enjoyed fishing, camping and gardening.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 25, 2022 from 11-1pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. Service will begin at 1pm with Chaplin Colleen Montgomery officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Katherine's name to VNA Hospice of the Wabash Valley.

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

Zachary Dean Hendrix

Zachary Dean Hendrix

JANUARY 9, 1989 – FEBRUARY 19, 2022

 

Zachary Dean Hendrix, 33, of Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 19, 2022. He was born on January 9, 1989 in Terre Haute to L. Dean Hendrix and Wendi Puckett.

Zachary is survived by his parents; siblings, Jason Rogers (Jeanine and family) of Tarpon Springs, FL, Greg Rogers (Tammy and family) of Westfield, IN, Heather Tighe (John) of Terre Haute, Stacey McCracken (Jamie) of Terre Haute, and Tanner Hendrix (Carley) of Terre Haute; nephews, Shawn Hendrix, Cayden Scott, Colton Scott, and Emory Morgan; niece, Mia Fields; aunts and uncles, Nancy Hendrix, Stefanie Hendrix, Susan Hendrix, Jimmy Hendrix (Judy), Wayne Puckett, Greg Puckett, Ronda Ravellette (Tom), and Karla Puckett; and many cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Patricia Sink; maternal grandmother, Kaye Puckett; and uncles, Terry Hendrix, Tommy Hendrix, and Maurice Puckett.

Zachary attended Riverton-Parke High School and graduated from Clay City High School in 2007. He worked at Putnamville Correctional Facility as a Correctional Officer since April 2015. Zach was a gentle giant who would help anyone in need. A kind, generous soul, he was a natural protector. He adored his niece and nephews from the moment that they were born. A big teddy bear, Zach had a contagious smile, infectious laughter, and a sarcastic sense of humor that made up for his lack of housekeeping skills. He was undoubtedly greeted in Heaven by his faithful companion and best friend, his dog, Josie, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge in September.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 26 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home. Zach will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. A Celebration of Life will be held following services at American Legion Post 104. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the animal shelter of your choice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Josephine Plessinger

Josephine Plessinger

APRIL 5, 1933 – FEBRUARY 6, 2022

 

Josephine Plessinger, age 88, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2022. Josephine was born April 5, 1933.

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

Richard Dale Hassler

Richard Dale Hassler

APRIL 16, 1934 – FEBRUARY 22, 2022

 

Richard D. Hassler, 87, of Greencastle passed away February 22, 2022.

He was born April 6, 1934 to Glenn & Pearl Hassler.

Dick graduated from Reelsville High School.

On December 9, 1972 Dick married Maxie TeKulve. After many years of running Hassler Trucking together it was time to retire to Florida.

They spent many years enjoying retirement together. Maxie passed away May 1, 2019 & Dick returned home to Greencastle.

Dick worked at IBM for several years, but a suit & tie just wasn’t for him. In 1962 he started Hassler Trucking in a little shop in Manhattan. He saw many drivers come and go over the years, but drivers weren’t just employees, they were family. Many family members also joined him in the business throughout the years his wife, Maxie, sons, daughter-in-laws, a granddaughter, several grandsons & now even a great grandson. His legacy will live on in all of them. Even after he moved into assisted living you would find him with his chair facing out the window counting dump trucks as they passed by.

He is survived by sons, Richard Hassler (Jan), Lonnie Hassler (Teresa), daughters Debra Rose & Julee Looker (Bryan); grandchildren Wendy Stevenson (Gale), Bryan Hassler (Ashley), Casey Harris (Mandy), Jonathan Hassler (Haley), Rusty Giles, Matthew Hassler (Amber), Kyle Hassler (Megan), Heath Hassler (Lindsay), Alyshia Aiona -Foster (Whitney), Amanda Foster, Connor Looker, Garrett Looker & Madison Looker, 21 great-grandchildren & 2 great-great grandchildren, brother, Julian Hassler & several nieces & nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, his parents, 2 sisters and 3 brothers.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a special time of sharing to take place at 6:30 p.m. for all who would like to tell a story or share a memory.

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

Benjamin G. Arnold

Benjamin G. Arnold

October 3, 1942 ~ February 21, 2022 (age 79)

 

Benjamin G. Arnold, age 79 of Cloverdale passed away February 21st, 2022 surrounded by family.

He was born October 3rd, 1942 to the late Leland and Florence (Ware) Arnold.

Ben married Barbara J. (Evens) Arnold and she preceded him in death February 6th, 2016. Ben was also proceeded in death by his sister, Glenna Stapert.

He is survived by his brother Bill (Patsy) Arnold; his children Greg (Francie) Arnold, Sherry (Mitchell) Greene, Juanita (Dale) Smith, Julie Quinio, Joy Gray, and Jeff Jones; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ben retired from Allison Transmissions. He then drove a School Bus for Cloverdale Community Schools. In Ben's free time he loved being with his family, golfing, bowling, taking trips into town and to Lieber State Park, and selling campfire wood from his home. His greatest enjoyment was the time he spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A graveside service for Ben will be held at 2:00 pm Friday February 25th, 2022 at Mannan Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until 1:45 pm Friday February 25, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Everett Lee McMichael

Everett Lee McMichael

May 10, 1938 - February 20, 2022

 

Everett Lee McMichael, 83, of Brazil, Indiana passed away unexpectedly on February 20, 2022.

Everett was born on May 10, 1938, in Stearleyville, Indiana, the son of Obie and Ruth (Willan) McMichael. He graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1956. He married Jeanne VanHook on August 30, 1958. Following high school, he went to work for IBM, in Greencastle. He retired, when the plant closed, after working for the company for 30 years. In the late 70’s, he operated Everett’s Texaco, at the South East corner of 59 and 42. As a “retirement job”, Everett started McMichael Landscaping and Lawn Seeding. When he wasn’t working, Everett enjoyed spending time with his family, working with his tractors, and spending time around the campfire at the cabin.

He was a lifelong member of the St. Johns United Church of Christ and was a member of the Sycamore Trails Forestry Club.

Everett was preceded in death by his parents Obie and Ruth McMichael; siblings Dorothy Jean Wells and Morgan McMichael; grandchildren: Tasha and Tyler Britton.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Jeanne McMichael; two daughters Kay Moss (Tony) and Brenda Britton; grandchildren: Kiley Rollo (Anthony), Corey Herbert (Ryan), Bryce Britton, Seth Britton (Cloey Smith), and Shea Britton (Adam Hodge); great-grandchildren: Ashton, Isaac, Keaton, Maylee, and Easton; as well as many extended family members and friends.

Services will be at St. John’s United Church of Christ 3456 E. St. Rd. 42 Centerpoint, Indiana 47840, on Friday, February 25, 2022 at 6:00 PM with Pastor Lee Reberger officiating. Visitation will be at the church, on Friday, from 4:00 PM until time of services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John’s Church in his memory.

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

Barbara Jean Hunsicker Odle

Barbara Jean Hunsicker Odle

Oct. 5, 1934-Feb. 21, 2022

 

Barbara Jean Hunsicker Odle passed away early Monday morning, Feb. 21, 2022, surrounded by family at her home on Lake Holiday, Crawfordsville.

Barbara was born Oct. 5, 1934, at Crawfordsville, to the late Russell Dale Hunsicker and Ramona Pearl Spencer Hunsicker. 

Barbara was a 1952 graduate of Linden High School and went on to graduate from Purdue University in 1956 in home economics. She met Morris Odle at Purdue and they were married on July 1, 1956. They were happily married for 65 years, raised four children and farmed in the Linden area prior to retiring. Barbara was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed bridge, creating fine glass artwork and experiencing foreign cultures with her husband.

She is survived by her husband, Morris; four children, Jeanna Gutierrez, Jill Odle Gomez, Scott Odle (Karin) and Bruce Odle (Jamie); 13 grandchildren, Marco Gomez (Marissa), Jorge Evan Gutierrez (Arianna), Benjamin Gomez (Lucia), Jonathan Gutierrez (Jennifer), David Odle, Jared Gutierrez (Kristen), Dexter Odle, Lauren Odle, Olivia Odle, Dawson Odle and Alexandra Odle; two great-grandchildren, Chiara Gomez and Grace Gutierrez; brother Dick Hunsicker (Judy); brother-in-law Karl Moser; and sister-in-law Marilyn Cooprider.

Barbara was preceded in death by brother Donald Hunsicker; sister Joan Moser; and in-laws Rex and Jayne Odle and Wendell Cooprider.

Services will be held at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, 107 N. Grant Ave., Crawfordsville, on Saturday, Feb. 26. The calling is from 1 to 3 p.m., funeral at 3 p.m., with a graveside service to follow at the Linden Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Greater Indiana Chapter Alzheimer Association, 50 E. 91st St. #100 Indianapolis, IN 46240 or Montgomery County Community Foundation in memory of Barbara Odle, 119 E. Main St. Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Katherine Marie Martin

Katherine Marie Martin

OCTOBER 6, 1961 – FEBRUARY 19, 2022

 

Kathy Marie Martin, age 60, of Brazil, away on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Kathy was born October 6, 1961 in Terre Haute to Donald Hayes and Helen Marie Girton Hayes.

She was a graduate Van Buren High School and Indiana State University. Kathy was a Supervisor in the Vigo County Clerk's office.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Surviving are her children Calvin Martin and wife Gwen, and Kacey Martin; her mother, Helen Marie Fortune; bonus children, Tom Martin, Nick Martin, and Cory Roberts; and many friends too numerous to mention by name.

Kathy enjoyed annual camping trips to Holiday World, was a member of the Nevins Township Volunteer Fire Department, and loved cooking, especially BBQ.

A Celebration of Kathy's Life will be held in the future.

Kathy was an animal lover all of her life, please honor her memory with a donation to your local Humane Society.

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

Eida Figueras Duran Roberts

Eida Figueras Duran Roberts

OCTOBER 24, 1940 – FEBRUARY 19, 2022

 

Eida Figueras Duran Roberts, age 81, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Eida was born October 24, 1940 in Cuba.

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

Eugene Leroy Adams

Eugene Leroy Adams

SEPTEMBER 5, 1932 – FEBRUARY 19, 2022

 

Eugene Leroy Adams, age 89, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Eugene was born September 5, 1932 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Gene served in Korea with Army 204 BTRY.

He loved to fish, hunt, play cards, and travel. He was a member of Valley Field & Stream American, Legion Post 104 and V.F.W.

He is preceded in death by daughter: Debra Jo Adams, parents: Roy and Erma Adams, a sister: Delores Huckleberry, and a grandson: Jessie Johnston.

Surviving is wife D. Joann Adams, son: Keith (Janice) Adams, granddaughter: Debra A. Adams, grandson: Jr (Andrea) Johnston and family, and Brian Johnston, sister: Sherri (Russ) Church and family.

Thanks to the staff at Signature Nursing Home and Hospice for their care and kindness.

Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In Lieu of Flower Donations to Hospice of the Wabash Valley.

Keith A. Monnett

Keith A. Monnett

August 31, 1951 ~ February 16, 2022 (age 70)

 

Keith A. Monnett, age70 of Cloverdale, passed away peacefully in his sleep February, 16th, 2022.  He was born August 31st, 1951 in San Diego, CA to the late Claude and Betty (Cummings) Monnett.  He married Christina (Himes) Monnett October 7th, 2013 and she survives. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by his siblings Dana Monnett and wife Terry, Dale Monnett and wife Janet, Russell Monnett and wife Kelly, Vernon Bothwell and wife Janie, and his sister Linda Bond.  He is also survived by numerous step-children, and step-grandchildren.

Services were previously held for his family.  Condolences may be made to his family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Stewart

Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Stewart

March 29, 1958 - February 18, 2022

 

Jeffrey Lynn Stewart, 63, longtime resident of North Salem, Indiana, passed on Friday, February 18, 2022 in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was born March 29, 1958, in Indianapolis, Indiana, son of the late Benjamin Cleo and Catherine Marie (Finchum) Stewart.

He was a 1976 graduate of Tri-West High School after attending North Salem High School. On October 25, 1980, he married the love of his life, Penny Lynn (Riddell) Stewart, at Rochdale Baptist Church.

Jeff worked at Fleetwood Travel Trailers for over a decade. He then worked for Nucor Steel as a skilled millwright. After Nucor, he worked for Steel Dynamics in Terre Haute, Indiana, formerly known as Heartland Steel and later CSN, LLC. He was the hardest worker both at home and at work, and always joked that he needed to go back to work to take a break from his days off.

He was a member of Union United Methodist Church in Brazil.  Jeff was a devoted husband, father, grandfather/dadapaw, great grandfather, and brother who loved his family more than anything. In addition to his family, Jeff enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, trucks and muscle cars (especially anything Chevrolet), and animals, horses being his favorite. He never met a stranger and could carry on an hours-long conversation with anyone about anything. He was a comedian, but most of his jokes can’t be repeated. He taught his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids everything they know, from how to ride a bike to how to drive, how to hunt, how to fish, how to work, and how to be a good person. He was willing to do anything for anyone at any time. He loved supporting his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids in all that they did and tried his best to never miss a thing.

He is survived by his wife, Penny Stewart, his daughter, Amanda (Joel Brooks) Stewart, his son and daughter-in-law, Ethan and Clarissa Stewart, his granddaughter, MaKenzie Stewart, his grandsons, Logan and Landin Moore, his great-grandsons, River Stewart and Ryder Stewart-Barret, his sister, Kay Witt, his mother-in-law, Betty Riddell, and many brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved with his whole heart.

In addition to his parents, Jeff was preceded in death by his older brother, Douglas C. Stewart, father-in-law, Darrell “Bossy” Riddell, and brothers-in-law, Steve Witt and Warren Riddell.                    

A memorial gathering will be held at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds on March 6, 2022 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Come and go as you please, tell stories, jokes or dirty limericks, and honor the life of this amazing man who will be greatly missed.

Memorials may be directed in his memory to the American Breast Cancer Foundation

10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 480, Columbia, Maryland 21044.  Porter & Hunt Funeral Home has been entrusted with his care. Online condolences www.porterfuneralhome.us.

Martha Jane Martin

Martha Jane Martin

OCTOBER 15, 1927 – FEBRUARY 18, 2022

 

Martha Jane Martin, age 94, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Friday, February 18, 2022. Martha was born October 15, 1927.

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

James Lee Scott

James Lee Scott

MARCH 12, 1945 – FEBRUARY 18, 2022

 

James Lee Scott, 76, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, February 18, 2022 surrounded by his family.

Born March 12, 1945 in Clinton, IN, he was the son of James Scott and Vera (Ellis) Scott Dixon and was a graduate of West Vigo High School. He married Lana (Fehrmann) Scott on August 6, 1966.

Jim was a veteran having served in the United States Navy.

He worked over 31 years at GTE, retiring as a facility maintainer. After his retirement he worked 14 years at Endeavor in Cloverdale.

Jim was a member of Our Shepherds Lutheran Church, Avon and had formerly attended Peace Lutheran Church, Greencastle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Twyla Antrim and infants Betty Ann & Sandra Darlene Scott; and brother Richard Scott.

Jim was a loving, caring husband, dad & Papa. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Lana Scott; daughter Terri Scott; grandchildren Kaitlin (Nick) Tuminella & Kylee Scott; great grandchildren, Colton & Nicky Tuminella; a son Michael B. (Melissa) Scott; grandchildren Jennifer, Allison, & Kelly Scott; and sister Bonnie (Walter) Scott Wright.

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

The family wishes to share a special thanks to all of the wonderful caregivers that were there for Jim and the family.

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

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

Mary Ellen Aaron

Mary Ellen Aaron

April 10, 1961 - February 17, 2022

 

Mary Ellen Aaron, 60 of Jasonville, IN. passed away February 17, 2022, at 12:40pm at her home following a battle with lung cancer. She was born April 10, 1961, in Brazil, the daughter of Larry Winn and Shirley Woolery Winn. She attended South Putnam High School, Class of 1979.
Mary was a quality inspector and worked in the warehouse for Great Dane for over seventeen years. She retired this past May due to her declining health.
She married George Aaron several years ago, he survives.
Mary loved spending time with her grandkids, especially going swimming at Shakamak. She enjoyed her cats, time in her yard and being grandma.
She was preceded in death by parents.
Survivors include her husband George Aaron of Jasonville; children, Suzzanne Shafer (Jamie) of Plainfield, Mike O’Neal (Stefanie) of Terre Haute; step-son, Clint Aaron, step-daughter, Tracy Collier of Clay City; grandchildren, Kendra, Calista, Kacia, Sean, Chiara, Caleb, Jace, Courtney, Braxton, Bryson, Brentley and Ishan; great-grandchildren, Maggie May and Aurora; sisters, Kim Lovett, Lisa Glenn, Larry Winn, Danny Winn, and Raymond R.J. Winn; many nieces, nephews and many close cousins.
Services will be held Tuesday at 1:00 at French Funeral Home with Pastor John O’Neal officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 and again Tuesday one hour prior to services. Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Freddie Bennett

Freddie Bennett

January 18, 1934 - February 17, 2022

 

Frederick Leroy Bennett, 88, passed away February 17, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Freddie was born to the late Fred Bennett and Florence Vesta (Kingery) Bennett Best on January 18, 1934.
Freddie married the love of his life, Shirley (McVey) Bennett on June 6, 1957. Freddie was a jack of all trades. Throughout his life he worked as a truckdriver, bus driver, farmer, clay worker, security guard, and the worlds greatest dad, husband, and grandpa. He retired from Clay County Highway Department 2004. He loved basketball. Each summer he had a very large garden that the entire family ate out of. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family.
Freddie is preceded in death by his parents, son, Rusty Bennett, brother, Tom Bennett, and three great grandchildren, Carter Quinn, Kreyton Quinn, and Jerry Bennett.
Freddie is survived by his wife, Shirley, three children, Brenda Carter (Steve), Gerald Bennett (April), and Connie Payne (Dewayne), 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday, February 27th at Harmony Community Center at 2 P.M. Everyone who would like to come is welcome.
Please visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to post a note of condolence.

Glenn Altus Dieterlen

Glenn Altus Dieterlen

Aug. 1, 1935-Feb. 17, 2022

 

Glenn Altus Dieterlen, 86, of Frankfort and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Thursdya, Feb. 17, 2022, at IU Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.

He was born Aug. 1, 1935, in Scott County, to the late Altus and Nellie (Mahan) Dieterlen.

Glenn graduated from Boswell High School in 1953 and married the love of his life, Wanda Purcell on Nov. 27, 1955. Glenn farmed in the Shannondale area for many years. He also worked at Life Time Gate Company, Harpel Seeds and for his son at J&J Woodcrafters in Thorntown. He was a member of Indiana Farm Bureau, International Order of Foresters, Mace United Methodist Church and attended New Ross United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Wanda of Frankfort; son Jon (Kim) Dieterlen of Thorntown; daughter Julie (Dennis) Lester of Crawfordsville; six grandchildren, Megan (Andrew) Taylor, Sarah (Tim) Joly, Jonathon (Chanda) Dieterlen, Jacqueline (Dustin) Foster, Jasmine (Danish) Patel and Emily (fiancé Mike Shereyk) Harrison; seven great-grandchildren, Damien, Rowan, Alyssa, Carter, Cheyenne, Brooklyn and Katy; two brothers, Dr. Paul (Jan) Dieterlen DVM of Avon and Carl (Leona) Dieterlen of Millington, Tennessee; sister Janice (Norman) Segal of St. Clair, Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Freda (Don) Melama; and great-granddaughter Lylah Dieterlen.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m., with Pastor Tami Mussche officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Mace Community Cemetery.

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

Earl Eugene Ephlin

Earl Eugene Ephlin

Oct. 22, 1927-Feb. 10, 2022

 

Earl Eugene Ephlin died peacefully on Feb. 10, 2022. He was 94 years old.

Earl was a good husband/father and was a gentle, caring, and friendly soul, with a high sense of personal responsibility, and devoted friends. He was born Oct. 22, 1927, at Kingman, a small town in west central Indiana. 

Earl served proudly in the US Army in the Panama Canal Zone in 1946 and 1947, and later graduated from Purdue University in 1951. Earl worked for the Equitable Life Assurance Society for 34 years, with administrative leadership roles in their Des Moines, Grand Rapids, Miami, Baltimore, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, and Columbus offices. In 1985, Earl and Martha retired to Venice Florida, where they lived in Jacaranda West, and later, Aston Gardens.

Earl’s wife of 65 years, Martha B. Zwerner (who he married in 1956), passed away shortly after him on Feb. 12, 2022.

He is survived by his sons, Bob of Aspen, Colorado and Roger of Columbus, Ohio, as well as nieces and nephews Sandra, Greg, Monica, Denny and Debbie. 

He is preceded in death by his father, Edgar E. Ephlin; his mother, Hallie B. Keller; his brother, John; his sisters, Irene, Doris and Virginia; and nephew Michael.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Earl’s name to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Lula M. McKinney

Lula M. McKinney

April 1, 1937-Feb. 14, 2022

 

Lula M. McKinney, 84, of Veedersburg passed away at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.

Lula was born April 1, 1937, at Covington, the daughter of the late Louis and Josephine (Abernathy) Coonse. She married Barney McKinney in 1956 in Danville, Illinois. He has preceded her in death.

Surviving family include: two sons, Jim McKinney, Kingman, and Mike McKinney, Veedersburg; brother Dusty Coonse, Danville, Illinois; two sisters, Karen Wire, Tilton, Illinois, and Lucille Meeker, Veedersburg; two grandsons, Delbert (Victoria) McKinney and Cy (fiancé Marissa) McKinney; and two great-grandsons, Scott McKinney and Evan McKinney.

Lula was a member of the VFW, Eagles and Moose Lodge, all in Crawfordsville. She enjoyed country and western music and dancing at the Highway 341 Café in Wallace. She loved the Christmas holiday, and enjoyed baking, decorating cakes and making Christmas candy. She also enjoyed the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival in the fall.

Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg, with Pastor Steve Crum officiating. Visitation will begin at noon Feb. 26 and continue until the time of service. Burial will be at Rockfield Cemetery near Veedersburg.

Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

Nancy Switzer Hohenstein

Nancy Switzer Hohenstein

July 9, 1933-Feb. 14, 2022

 

Nancy Switzer Hohenstein, 88, of Waveland passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, at home with family close by her side.

Born and raised in Linden, she was the daughter of Lawrence (Bunk) Switzer and Lillie Boller Trombley. She will now be at the euchre table once again with her dad, mom and brother Billy.

Nancy attended Linden High School and worked several different jobs in her lifetime. Her most recent job was managing a group home in Crawfordsville for several years which she loved. She was an avid reader, Jeopardy contestant (at home), crossword puzzle solver, euchre specialist, fishing expert and Colts cheerleader who never missed a game. She loved to garden and crochet in her spare time as well. In her younger days she was a fantastic pianist and gave concerts.

Nancy is survived by her four children, Belinda Kiger, Deborah Tarnow Nolen, Rudy (Darla) Hohenstein and Janet Hohenstein Rivers; eight grandchildren, Amy Malelo, Vicki Knuth, Belinda Hohenstein, Erin Hohenstein Weaver, Trevor Hohenstein, Meggan Rivers Hood, Eric Rivers and Emily Kay Nolen; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a niece and nephew; and several cousins.

Graveside services with the family will be held at the Linden Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the organization of choice.

A special thank you to Franciscan Hospice, and granddaughters, Meggan Hood and Erin Weaver, for helping to make Nancy more comfortable toward the end of her life.

Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home of Linden is honored to serve the Hohenstein family. Please leave memories and condolences at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com.

Rachel L. Gardner

Rachel L. Gardner

March 26, 1949-Feb. 6, 2022

 

Rachel L. Gardner of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday night, Feb. 6, 2022, at home. She was 72.

Born March 26, 1949, at Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of the late Everett Lutes and Barbara (Ralph) Vaughn. She married Jack Gardner on June 10, 1972. He preceded her in death June 23, 2021.

Rachel had been a Realtor. She enjoyed drawing, wood burning, bowling and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and the American Legion. She and her late husband, Jack, enjoyed feeding birds and squirrels on their back deck.

Surviving family includes: sons, Lonnie (Rose) Coffenberry of Crawfordsville, Shawn (Melanie) Gardner of Crawfordsville, Bradwick (Karri) Gardner of New Market and Chadwick (Summer) Gardner of Crawfordsville; 11 grandchildren, Brandon, Javan (Susanna), Skyler (Rebecca), Vyctoria, Blake, Slayde, Lilly, Creed, Victoria and Angel; and eight great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held 1-4 p.m. March 27 at the Lake Holiday Club House. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

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

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

Cyrus Alexander Harbison

Cyrus Alexander Harbison

Oct. 11, 1932-Feb. 15, 2022

 

Cyrus Alexander Harbison, 89, of rural Rockville died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022.

Cy was born Oct. 11, 1932, to Donald P. Harbison and Mary Margaret Shalley Harbison.

 

Survivors include children, Gregory A. (Susan) Harbison, Cynthia L. (Curt) Wrightsman, Steven D. (Vicki) Harbison and Daniel L. (DeAnne) Harbison.

Cy had 11 grandchildren and 12 (so far) great-grandchildren, including Collin A. (Laurie) Harbison and daughters, Saylor, Avery and Nora; Kyle (Lauren) Harbison and daughters, Lucy, Molly and Navy; Rachel (Daniel) Street and son Kipling; Brittany (Jarrod) Phillips and children, John, Luke and Lily; Matthew (Kara) Wrightsman; Jessica (Justin) Lindgren; Rebekah Harbison; Joshua Harbison; Heather (Eric) Lear and daughter Hayden; Alexander (Jordan) Harbison and son Halston; and Morgan (Brandon) Cooper.

He married Nancy L. Fordice on Aug. 28, 1955. They were married 37 years when she died Nov. 6, 1992. On Dec. 27, 2003, he married Donna J. Everman, but sadly she died Aug. 11, 2004.

He was pre-deceased also by his parents and siblings, Joanne Lewis, Donnie D. Harbison and Jacquelyn Zerr.

He graduated from Greene Township High School in 1951 and Purdue University in 1955. He married Nancy and then spent two years in the US Army stationed first at Virginia Beach, Virginia and then in Stuttgart, Germany. He told many stories about their time in Germany and the trip home.

He and Nancy returned to Parke County in 1957 to begin a long career raising their family, corn, soybeans cattle and hogs. He loved the farm and his roots ran deep there. His farm included ground granted to his family in 1831. Until recently, daily meetings were called at 8 am “at the shop” as a way for him to be sure he knew what was happening every day. Immediately afterward, he made the rounds to each group of cattle feeding them “just enough” to remind them to be there the next day when he arrived.

Cy was a devoted Purdue University sports fan as evidenced by years and years of season basketball tickets, and a Cubs fan. For a time, he square danced and he loved to play golf. There were many stories involving all of those including playing St. Andrews in Scotland and one first and only winter golf outing during a Parke County blizzard.

Cy was a longtime member of the Russellville Community Church serving as called in various positions there and in the community. He believed in Jesus Christ, his family, his friendships, hard work and perseverance.

Visitation will be at Gooch Funeral Home in Rockville from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, Feb, 21 and the funeral will be at the Russellville Community Church in Russellville on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Portland Mills Cemetery.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Portland Mills Cemetery Association.

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

Joseph Clay Krutzsch Jr.

Joseph Clay Krutzsch Jr.

Jan. 24, 1940-Feb. 16, 2022

 

Joseph Clay “Joe” Krutzsch, 82, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 16, 2022, at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Crawfordsville, with his children by his side.

Joe was an insurance broker over the years. He sold life and health insurance for multiple companies. Joe produced enough in sales to make the Million Dollar Round Table.

Joe’s true love was the game of basketball. He started out playing basketball in North Salem, where he finished his junior year as the leading scorer. Joe’s senior year was at Crawfordsville High School. Joe was elected the MVP and also was the leading scorer for his team. The Athenians then went to the state tournament, where Joe was the leading scorer. The Crawfordsville High School 1958 team was the state runner-ups. He attended Ball State for two years and played varsity there. In 2002 Joe was inducted into the CHS Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2008 Joe was selected as a member of the Montgomery County Basketball Hall of Fame.

Preceding him in death were: father Joseph Krutzsch Sr.; mother Maxine Krutzsch; step-mother Martha Jane Krutzsch; and daughter Cynthia Krutzsch Standefer.

Surviving family includes: daughter Teresa Krutzsch of Crawfordsville; son Joe Krutzsch (Staci) of Crawfordsville; son Brett Krutzsch (Kevin) of New York, NY; grandson Austin Krutzsch (Taylor) of McCordsville; granddaughter Paytin Krutzsch of Carmel; granddaughter, Kasey Krutzsch of Crawfordsville; and great-granddaughter, Kemper Krutzsch.

A private service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville, led by Pastor Mike Whitacre. He will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a memorial of your choice.

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

Patty Shepherd

Patty Shepherd

June 24, 1951 - February 16, 2022

 

Patricia Ann Shepherd, 70 of Brazil, passed away February 16, 2022, at 11:55 am at Terre Haute Regional Hospital following a brief illness. She was born June 24, 1951, in Brazil, the daughter of Ralph Leroy Morris and Larue Law Morris. She graduated from Van Buren High School, Class of 1968. She continued her education at Western Kentucky University for two years, and then transferred to Indiana State University. She graduated with a Degree in Education. She later achieved a master’s degree in Mathematics.

On October 20, 1973, Patty was united in marriage to George Russell Shepherd. Together they raised their family in Clay County. They were members of Ebenezer Church and attended the First Christian Church.

Patty was a long-time member of Job’s Daughters and the Order of the Eastern Star. She played the organ for services at Eastern Star for many years.

Patty and George believed in being lifetime learners. Together they have enjoyed traveling, cruises, scuba diving, flying single engine aircraft and catering events. Patty also enjoyed, sewing, scrap booking, reading, gardening, ceramics, and quilting.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Mike Morris.

Survivors include their children, Dr. John Charles Shepherd, DVM, (fiancé Chastity), Ryan Jay Shepherd (Mandy), Rachel Lee Spudes (Cam); grandchildren, Dylan (Kaitlyn), Laney, Jarad, Isabella, River, Slade (Callie), Zane, Chloe; great-grandson Londo; sister-in-law, Paula Morris; two nephews, Chip Morris (Sarah) and Michael Morris.

Services will be held Saturday at 12:00 noon at Lawson-Miller Chapel with Pastor Mark Grayless officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-12. If friends so desire, donations may be made to their charity of choice.

Carol Owen

Carol Owen

August 12, 1940 - February 15, 2022

 

Carol Marie Owen, 81 of Pimento, Indiana passed away February 15, 2022 at home in Centerpoint, Indiana.
She was born at home August 12, 1940 to Oscar and Myrtle (Garrison) Owen. Carol was a Pimento Pepper throughout her school years. She earned a “letter” sweater in the band for playing the trombone and loved home ec class too. The only A+ she ever earned, she thought was for a red (her favorite color) suit jacket and skirt made of wool. She kept it cleaned and safe and wore it many years later to a high school reunion, that her home ec teacher was at too. We can only imagine how proud she presented herself to her teacher. She was a member of 4-H. Years later, she shamefully admitted, that one year, she submitted a discarded pie that her sister had made and won a blue ribbon. She grew up in Oregon Baptist Church and considered herself a lifelong member, although she hadn’t attended in years. She held on to the foundation of that and spoke of it even a few days before her death. Upon graduating high school in 1958, she married Dallas Scamihorn. Together they started a family, that she had always wanted. She busied herself being a homemaker and sometimes log truck driver for her husband’s company, taking her small daughters with her. In the summer, they loaded up the car and together with her in laws traveled west, going to several states.
In the early 1970’s, she began taking cake decorating class at North High School with her mom. She was very accomplished in the art and baked countless cakes for family and friends. Her collection of cake pans is too many to mention. Carol also during that time, took interior design courses through the mail, and earned her completion certificate. Around that same time, she returned to driving a log truck and was the first woman to deliver a load of logs to Weston Paper Mill in Terre Haute. She was the driver of the only log truck in the school pick up line. She was very good at it and found it was her passion.
Upon a dare, she went to Amax Coal Company, and applied for a job. By the time she got home, they were calling with a job offer to drive a UKE. For the next 23 years, she drove the nearly 400 ton beast within the mine from the pit to the tipple. Filled in when needed loading dynamite into the holes, making way for the dragline to come in and dig for coal. She was tough and worked hard in a man’s world. Earning top dollar money back then. She was always very proud of her job, and was thrilled when family would show up on an off-set old coal road to watch her. She was so well liked and respected that her bosses would give special tours down in the pits in their pick-ups when family would come during work hours. During this time, she would take her vacation time off to spend with kids for a week, to help after the birth of her grandkids. Upon her retirement, she helped care for her ailing mother, and also had more time for some of her grandkids to spend the night. They will tell you of the wonderful nights they had with her. Waking in the middle of the night for hot tea and toast parties. Loading up in the car at midnight for a McDonalds happy meal was not unusual, or the next day taking the kids back home, at a stop sign, flinging the car door open having everyone hurry and get out, running around the car, just to get back in again and take off – all while laughing and telling them to hurry before a car came. She called this a Chinese fire drill stop and we will never know why. She was very giving, fun loving, and vibrant. She turned a cartwheel on her birthday every year just because she could. We think her last one was on her 75th birthday. She was also strong willed, determined to do it on her own, still buying a brand new house and car up into her 70’s with only her signature, which she was very proud of. She could also be very opinionated and abrasive to make you see her point of view, but we loved her anyway. She had three longtime friends, Alice, who she met in first grade, Joye who she met when both were in the hospital having their first child together, and Bonnie who she met in the late 60’s as a neighbor. She learned how to crochet, knit, and loved word search and puzzles. She loved her dogs, Mopsy, and Tuffy. She enjoyed riding with her daughter on the back of her Harley Davidson motorcycle. She continued to travel, visiting Europe, going on a cruise, California, Alaska, and even going to Sturgis and all the surrounding states. When she no longer could care for herself, she moved to her son’s house in the country which reminded her of her childhood memories with gravel roads, corn fields, and tractors passing. When winter came, she moved to her daughters where she was cared for by her and her son-in-law, with whom she became very close to. At times having a love-hate relationship. All the while being surrounded with grandkids and great grandkids.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, George Dale Owen, a grandson Ryan, great grandsons, Oliver, Otis, and Landon.
Survivors include her children, Kathryn (John) Moore, Karen (David) Nicholls, Karmen Scamihorn, Karilee (Kyle) Dickison, Kerry (Sharri) Scamihorn. Grandchildren, Sarah (Jeremy) Noel, Elijah (Hildey) Moore, Valerie (Jason) Clutter, Rachel (Tony) Popov, Caleb (Becca) Moore, Landry (Brysta) Moore, Randy (Brittney) Kuhlman, Rashawna (Nathan) Mader, Keanon (Chrissy) Dickison, Keifer (Brooke) Dickison, Kyzaya (Kourtney) Dickison, Kaleena Dickison, Heather, Tessa (Jonathan) Scamihorn, Olivia (Jacob) Cottrell, and Zebulon (Sophie) Scamihorn. Great grandchildren, Evie, Paisley, Brayden, Bryleigh, Chloe, Aiden, Spencer, Xander, Paige, Brinkley, Lolo, Maja, Ava, Nolan, Everlee, Kyden, Remy, Lex, Blaire, Selena, Brooklyn, Kaylee, Alexia, Lily, Kaspar, Maddie, Wendee, Brantley, Wyatt, Jilly, Lyla, Shiloh, and Greyson. Sisters Marcella (Donald) Richmond, and Elaine (Stephen) Lipeatt, three nieces, and one nephew.
A visitation will be held Saturday, February 26th from 11-1 PM at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Avenue in Brazil. A service, officiated by Pastor Jeremy Noel and Pastor Jason Clutter will begin at 1 PM.

Susan Chambers

Susan Chambers

April 16, 1973-Feb. 14, 2022

 

Susan Chambers of Crawfordsville passed away Monday morning, Feb. 14, 2022, at University Hospital after a long illness. She was 48.

Susan was a huge fan of the show Grey’s Anatomy and Patrick Swayze. She loved spending time with family and especially spending time with her grandkids. She was a 1992 graduate of Crawfordsville High School.

Born April 16, 1973, at Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Hubert Dowell and Rosalie Blanton Dowell. She married David Chambers on June 21, 1992. He survives.

Surviving family includes: husband David Chambers; two daughters, Megan Chambers and Danielle Chambers; two granddaughters, Sophia and Madalynn; and three sisters, Ronda Blanton, Vonda Shively and Angie Watkins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

There will be a gathering to celebrate the life of Susan Chambers from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Christian Union Church, 1472 N. C.R. 650W, Waynetown. A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Arrangements were made through Burkhart Funeral Home.

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

Grayson Wade Hodges

Grayson Wade Hodges

April 26, 2021-Feb. 14, 2022

 

Grayson Wade Hodges passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, at home. He was nine months old.

He was born April 26, 2021, at Lafayette, to Jared and Rosie Hodges.

Surviving family includes: his parents; sisters, Temprance Gleason and Penelope Hodges; brother Jared Hodges II; maternal grandparents, Annie and Chuck Gleason; paternal grandparents Larry Hodges and Jean (Mike) Abney; great-grandparents, Beverly Gleason, Karl and Colette Spurlock and Bonnie Spurlock; aunts, Paige, Melisa, Randi, Amanda, Katie, Jessica Hodges, Jessica Alton, Kayla, Nicole, Crystal and Chelsea; uncles, Isaiah, Chris, Darrin, Austin, Johnathan, Ryan, Zane and Hunter; as well as many cousins.

He was preceded in death by uncle Richard “Ricky” Hodges; grandparents, Butch Copner, Chuck Gleason, Judith Copner, Donald Hodges, Geneva Hodges, Herman Hodges and Sharon Mefford; cousins, Justin Pearson, Chase Ritter; and uncle little Larry II.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at the funeral home, with Pastor Tyler Lowe officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

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

Effie Marie Rodgers

Effie Marie Rodgers

July 25, 1935-Feb. 12, 2022

 

Effie Marie Rodgers, 86, of Russellville passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.

She was born July 25, 1935, at Center Point, to the late William and Okla (Moss) Young. She married James A. Rodgers on Sept. 21, 1957, at Crawfordsville.

Effie was a 1953 graduate of Ashbors High School. She was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed taking special care of her family.

Effie is survived by her son, James R. Rodgers; two grandchildren, Nick Gentry and Rochelle Gentry; great-granddaughter Madeline Gentry; sister Rosemary Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Rodgers; her daughters, Catherine Sue Rodgers and Julie M. Woods; and three brothers, Charles, John and William Jr. Young.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at Hebron Cemetery, Russellville. Pastor Rodney Coffman will officiate. A light luncheon will be served at the Russellville Community Center for close friends and family following the graveside service.

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

Esther G. Freed Barnes Rich

Esther G. Freed Barnes Rich

Nov. 4, 1937-Feb. 12, 2022

 

Esther G. Freed Barnes Rich, 94, of Lafayette and a former New Richmond resident, passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at IU Health Hospital Lafayette, following a period of failing health.

She was born Nov. 4, 1927, at Wolcott, to the late Fred and Sylvia Royce Freed. She first married Francis Wayne Barners on June 30, 1945. He preceded her in death June 23, 1977. She married Charles Rich on Sept. 5, 1978. He preceded her in death Dec. 4, 1995.

Esther was a graduate of Jackson Heights High School. She was employed at Landis-Gyr for many years as a production worker. She later was employed by Weaver Popcorn in New Richmond. Previously she owned and operated the New Richmond Grocery. She had enjoyed square dancing, horse racing, gambling, gardening and canning her produce.

Surviving are her two sons, Marvin Barnes and Leonard (Mariam) Barnes, both of New Richmond; daughter-in-law Sue Barnes; grandchildren, Tracy Michael, Rhonda (Bub) Cook, Misty (Brad) Mills, Dustin (Daymia) Barnes, Christina Sanchez, Samuel Sanchez and Matthew Barnes; great-grandchildren, Haley Michaels, Nash Barnes, Abby Cole, Clay Linn and Austin (Kelsey) Barnes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; daughter Judy Barnes; son Terry Barnes; two brothers, Harold and Raymond Freed; two sisters, Agnes and Ruth; and grandson Robby Childress.

Visitation hours are noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, with funeral services following at 2 p.m., with Pastor Mary Hollis officiating. Interment will follow in West Point Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to charity of one’s choice.

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

Lula Ann Singleton

Lula Ann Singleton

JANUARY 28, 1941 – FEBRUARY 14, 2022

 

Lula Ann Singleton, age 81, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Monday, February 14, 2022. Lula was born January 28, 1941.

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

Joy Marilyn Screen

Joy Marilyn Screen

MAY 19, 1935 – FEBRUARY 14, 2022

 

Joy Marilyn Screen, age 86, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Monday, February 14, 2022. Joy was born May 19, 1935.

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

MYRA Jane EASTON

MYRA Jane EASTON

MAY 5, 1924 – FEBRUARY 16, 2022

 

MYRA Jane EASTON, age 97, of Ludington, Michigan passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. MYRA was born May 5, 1924.

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

Ronald Paul Livesay

Ronald Paul Livesay

APRIL 21, 1935 – FEBRUARY 15, 2022

 

Ronald Paul Livesay, age 86, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Ronald was born April 21, 1935.

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

Ethel Glenndolyn Hammond

Ethel Glenndolyn Hammond

OCTOBER 13, 1931 – FEBRUARY 14, 2022

 

Ethel Glenndolyn Hammond, 90, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, February 14, 2022.

Born October 13, 1931 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Fred and Hazel (Pelfrey) Thompson. Ethel was a graduate of Fillmore High School “Class of 1949” and had attended Indiana State University.

Ethel retired from DePauw University where she had worked as a secretary for the political science department and the DePauw library for 30 years. She had previously taught kindergarten for three years at Stilesville.

She was a member of the Emmaus Christian Church having taught Sunday school and active in adult Bible study. She had served as a counselor, trainer and was active in the start of the Crisis Pregnancy Center. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Hammond; a brother, Donald Thompson and a sister, Norma Jean Champ.

Survivors include her children, Wesley A. (Janice) Hammond, Gregory D. (Shannon) Hammond, and Diana H. (Andy) Duwelius; sisters, Shirley Baker and Judy (Rick) Parent; a brother, Richard (Clara Maude) Thompson; grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Matt) Hicks, Adam (Whitney) Hammond, Seth (Brenly) Hammond, James Micah Hammond, Joshua Hammond, Joel Hammond, Thomas Duwelius, and Ross (Ellie) Duwelius; and six great grandchildren and one on the way.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 21, 2022 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Union Chapel Cemetery in Morton, IN.

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

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ethel to the Crisis Pregnancy Center 1224 S. Bloomington St. Greencastle, IN. 46135

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

Katherine Leigh Rodas

Katherine Leigh Rodas

JUNE 29, 1961 – FEBRUARY 13, 2022

 

Katherine Leigh Rodas, age 60, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2022. Katherine was born June 29, 1961.

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

Denny C. Gray

Denny C. Gray

June 14, 1940 - February 14, 2022

 

Mr. Denny Cleo Gray, 81, longtime resident of Jamestown, Indiana, passed away at home on Monday, February 14, 2022. He was born June 14, 1940, in Jamestown, a son of the late Wayne L. and L. Fern (Hubble) Gray.

Denny was a 1958 graduate of Granville Wells High School. Following high school, he served his country honorably in the U.S. Army.

He was skilled in automotive mechanics and parts where he worked many years for P.R. Mallory, RR Donnelley, Allison Transmissions, Smitty’s Sunoco, and Ed Chanley Farmall.

Denny loved his church and was a faithful member of Jamestown Church of Christ where he served and volunteered whenever there was a need. He was a, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who loved his family dearly.

Survivors include three children, Susana (Rob) Svirskas of North Carolina, Carl (Erica) Gray of Jamestown, John (Alana) Maxwell, Jr. of Spencer, Indiana; six grandchildren, Nico, Seth, Deidre, Wyatt, Anthony, and Morgan; seven great grandchildren; sister, Luann Weaver of Lebanon; along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Denny was preceded in death by two sons, Tim Gray and Adam Gray; and a brother, Duane E. Gray.

Funeral Services with military rites are planned for 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2022, at the Porter and Hunt Funeral Home & Crematory, 315 West Main Street, Jamestown, Indiana 46147. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will follow services at New Ross Cemetery in New Ross, Indiana.

Memorials may be directed in his memory to Jamestown Church of Christ, 110 West Mill Street, Jamestown, Indiana 46147.

Trevor D. Walton-Feller

Trevor D. Walton-Feller

June 24, 1994 ~ February 13, 2022 (age 27)

 

Trevor D. Walton-Feller, age 27 of Terre Haute, passed away February 13th, 2022.  He was born June 24th, 1994 in Indianapolis to Walter Feller and the late Sue Walton.  He was a boilermaker and he enjoyed the outdoors, and was an avid hunter.  He will be missed by many.

 

In addition to his father he is survived by his brothers Colter Feller and fiancé Lindsey Stehle, Walter Feller and his wife Veronica, and Chadrick Feller and his wife Kristina.  He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

 

Memorial Services for Trevor will be held Friday, February 18th, 2022 at 2:00pm.  Visitation will be held from noon until service time. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuenralhome.net

Regina Gephart

Regina Gephart

November 16, 1960 - February 13, 2022

 

Regina Jo Gephart, 61, passed away February 13, 2022 in Terre Haute, Indiana she was a resident of Coal City. Regina was born to the late Ronald Osborne and Bonnie (Baker) Eads on November 16, 1960.
Regina attended Manual High School in Indianapolis where she met the love of her life, David Gephart. They married on March 30, 1979. Regina worked as lead decorator at Roselyn Bakery. One of her favorite things to do was make cakes for every family birthday and family wedding. Regina was a very big Elvis fan. The biggest highlight of her life was spending time with family and grandkids. Regina also loved to travel and stop at casinos along the way.
Regina is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Dorthea Eads, and brother, David Wayne.
Regina is survived by her husband, David Gephart, two children, David Jr. (Amanda), and Joshua Gephart (Brittany), grandchildren, Kalie, Josh II, Alyssa, Nolan, Mauli, and Baelie, siblings, Ron Osborne Jr. (Candy), and Rebecca Dye (Tim), as well as many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held Thursday, February 17th from 4-8 PM At Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East 8th Street in Clay City. A funeral service will be held Friday, February 18th at 12 PM at the funeral home.

Patricia Ann Lewis

Patricia Ann Lewis

Aug. 16, 1942-Feb. 13, 2022

 

Patricia Ann Lewis, 79, passed away at 2:53 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East Hospital, with her family by her side.

Patricia (Patty) was born Aug. 16, 1942, at Veedersburg, the daughter of Kenneth and Alberta (Sigler) Krout. She married Ed Beasley on Oct. 13, 1961; they were later divorced. She married Marvin Lewis on June 11, 1983.

Surviving family include: two daughters, Kay (Steve) Harper, Lecanto, Florida, and Diane (Bill) Ingalsbe, Veedersburg; son Patrick (Jenny) Beasley, Veedersburg; step-daughter Mitzi (Joe) Barnes, Covington; two brothers, Bob (Jeannie) Richey, Hillsboro, and Don (Debbie) Richey, Veedersburg; nine grandchildren, Jessica (Michael) Lewandowski, Sean (Tiffany) Alexander, Adam Barnes, Kayla Beasley, Creston (Micah) Beasley, Bailee Harper, Faith Barnes, Brandon Ingalsbe and Ashlynn (Bradley) Howell; and six great-grandchildren, River Holt, Quinn Lewandowski, Holden Lewandowski, Jacob Beasley, Asa Lewandowski and Joseph Beasley.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Alberta; her husband, Marvin; her brother, Kenny Krout; and her sister, Sharon Allen.

Patty graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1960. She was a cheerleader for the Green Devils all throughout high school. Patty worked in the cafeteria at Fountain Central High School for 34 years until her retirement in 2008.

Patty attended Sterling Christian Church and enjoyed helping with coffee for Sunday morning services and cooking meals for KIT Club. She loved taking care of her yard, growing flowers, reading, watching game shows and the Hallmark Channel, and cooking Sunday dinner every week for her family.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 at Sterling Christian Church, 701 S. Sterling Ave., Veedersburg. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Sterling Christian Church, with Pastor Gary Johnson and Pastor Derek Jackson officiating. Burial will follow service at Rockfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Sterling Christian Church or Rockfield Cemetery.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

Timothy Lee Melvin Sr.

Timothy Lee Melvin Sr.

July 25, 1970-Feb. 13, 2022

 

Timothy Lee Melvin Sr., 51, of Alamo passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

He was born July 25, 1970, at Fort Benning, Georgia, to Thomas Lee Melvin and Carolyn Sue Axsom.

Tim attended Crawfordsville High School and married the love of his life, Kim Shumate, on March 21, 1997. Tim was a carpenter, mechanic and general laborer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on cars, loved mushroom hunting and family get togethers. He would help anyone and never knew a stranger.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Kim; four children, Timothy Lee (Abby) Melvin Jr., Natasha J. (Anthony Wells) Melvin, Samantha Tyann (Brian Kolep) Melvin, Brett Dale Melvin and Zach Owens; five grandchildren, Trinity, Conner, Ella, Nolan and Karolyne; brother Michael (Tammy) Melvin; three sisters, Cyndy (J.R) Wilson of Crawfordsville, Michelle (Dave) Laflen and Nikki Melvin; his father, Thomas Lee Melvin; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Sue Axsom; and brother T.G. Melvin.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Steven Lee officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Elmdale.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or you may donate online by clicking on the Donation Tab on his obituary.

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

Marilyn Sue Webb-Riehle

Marilyn Sue Webb-Riehle

Dec. 3, 1953-Feb. 11, 2022

 

Marilyn Sue Webb-Riehle of Warsaw passed away at 7:31 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, at the age of 68.

She was born Dec. 3, 1953, at Crawfordsville, to Jack Steele and Betty Patton Steele. Marilyn was married to Charles “Chuck” D. Webb on Nov. 12, 1984. He was her childhood sweetheart and soulmate. They shared 21 years together before he passed away on Aug. 20, 2006. She had a deep connection with Chuck, and she always loved him dearly.

Marilyn spent most of her life living in Indiana and graduated from Southmont High School in 1973. She later furthered her education and earned her LPN license spending most of her working years in the geriatric field and retired in 2016. Her true love was living in Florida with Charlie. Marilyn loved bird watching, knitting and spending time with her friends and fellow church members at Community Life Center in Warsaw. She loved to share her faith and the joy of the Lord with others. Marilyn lived her life to the beat of her own drum and she had a heart that loved to love. She was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many and will be dearly missed.

She leaves behind her three sons, Jeff Hollon of Denver, Indiana, Jon Hollon and significant other, Maria, of Warsaw, and Jason (Daisy) Hollon of Warsaw; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her mother, Darlene Steele of Ladoga; and three siblings, all of Ladoga, Jackie Steele, Donnie Steele and Donna (Mike) Davis.

She was preceded in death by her father and husband.

Marilyn’s life will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Community Life Center, 825 N. Harrison St., Warsaw, and officiated by Pastor Phil Chandler. Friends and family may visit prior to the service from 1-3 p.m. Visitation will be held 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at the church. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at Stoner Cemetery, Ladoga.

Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Memorial donations may be directed to Community Life Center, 825 N. Harrison St., Warsaw, IN 46580 and would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.

Mary Elizabeth Klutzke

Mary Elizabeth Klutzke

Feb. 13, 2022

 

Mary Elizabeth Klutzke, 92, of rural Wingate, passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in her home, following a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Lee Harold Williams

Lee Harold Williams

Nov. 2, 1946-Feb. 11, 2022

 

Lee Harold Williams, 75, of rural Veedersburg, passed away at 4:56 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Lee was born Nov. 2, 1946, at Danville, Illinois, the son of the late Harold Lee and Rosemary Gretchen (Brown) Williams. He married Betty Jean Davis on Aug. 3, 1975 at the Pleasant Hill Church in Thorntown.

Surviving family include: his wife, Betty Jean Williams, Veedersburg; three daughters, Nancy Jean (Devin) Bell, Colfax, Lee Ann (Josh) Thompson, Crawfordsville, and Laura Sue (Andrew) Bush, Veedersburg; six grandchildren, Jayden Thompson, Tyler Thompson, Dawson Bell, Bryce Bush, Ainsley Bell and Avery Bush.

Lee graduated from Kingman High School in 1964, and worked as a life-long dairy and grain farmer in rural Veedersburg. He was a member of the Sterling Christian Church, Indiana Guernsey Breeders Association, Fountain County Soil & Water Board, South Fountain Pioneers and board member of Bonebrake Cemetery. He was very involved with the Fountain County 4-H program, and had served there as the Dairy Superintendent for 29 years.

Lee loved and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed being outside tending to his cows, and tinkering with his tractors.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at Sterling Christian Church, 701 S. Sterling Ave., in Veedersburg, with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday and continue until the time of service. Burial will be at Bonebrake Cemetery near Veedersburg.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Fountain County 4-H, payable to Fountain County 4-H Council.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

Youvanna Diann Miller

Youvanna Diann Miller

May 30, 1949-Feb. 11, 2022

 

Youvanna Diann Miller, 72, of Crawfordsville passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, at Franciscan Health.

She was born May 30, 1949, at Stuttgart, Arkansas, to the late Minnie Ivy Taylor and Clarence L. Abney.

 

On July 7, 1979, at Bellflower, California, she was married to the Rev. John Miller. He preceded her in death Dec. 6, 1992.

Diann was a homemaker and a preacher’s wife and a member of the Assembly of God and was in craft groups in her church.

She loved singing and writing Christian songs. She also enjoyed playing cards, crosswords, and a cold Coca-Cola but most of all she enjoyed being “Nanny” to her grandchildren.

Surviving are children, Timbre Rojanasupya of Crawfordsville, Cherilyn Mackinnon of Linden, Rachel Miller and Preston Miller of Crawfordsville; sisters, Narsie Abney and Joyce Buffington; brother Clarence Abney Jr.; grandchildren, Bethany, Amanda, Chelby, Brittany, Jayden, Natalie and Gus; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five siblings.

A memorial service is planned for Memorial Day weekend. Details will be announced.

Memorial donations may be made to American Society of Nephrology in loving memory of Diann.

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

Liddy Denham Summers

Liddy Denham Summers

Nov. 9, 1968-Feb. 10, 2022

 

Liddy Denham Summers passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, at Franciscan Hospital East in Lafayette.

She was born Nov. 9, 1968, to Robert and Barbara Allen Denham. She graduated from North Montgomery in 1987 and worked as an LPN at Ben Her Nursing Home. She married the love of her life Neal Summers on Aug. 25, 1990. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by husband Neal of Crawfordsville; daughter Shelby (Kyle) Summers Rowe of Waynetown; three sons, Robert (Karen) Summers of Ohio, Quentin Summers of Crawfordsville and Nicholas Summers of Crawfordsville; and four grandchildren, Landon Wayne Pugh of Waynetown, Chase Summers, Matthew Summers and Jeremy Summers, all of Ohio. She is also survived by her mother Barbara Denham of Lafayette; sister Lorinda Swank; brothers, Greg (Connie) Denham, Tony (Tracy) Denham and Jeff (Kim) Denham; mother-in-law Dorothy Summers; sister-in-law Tracey (Ace) Kinner; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Robert Denham and father-in-law Pete Summers.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with Pastor Terry Gobin officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday. Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro.

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

Esther G. Freed Barnes Rich

Esther G. Freed Barnes Rich

Feb. 12, 2022

 

Esther G. Freed Barnes Rich, 94, of Lafayette and a former New Richmond resident, passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at IU Health Hospital Lafayette, following a period of failing health. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friend Funeral Home of Wingate. Visit www.familyandfriends@tds.net.

Mary M. Finch

Mary M. Finch

JANUARY 1, 1923 – FEBRUARY 12, 2022

 

Mary M. Finch, 99, of Avon, previously of Terre Haute, passed away on February 12, 2022.

Mary was born to the late Ross and Pearl Martha Johnson Ricker on January 1, 1923, on the family farm in Frankfort, Indiana.

After graduating from high school in 1940, she worked at Purdue University for the Physics Department as the secretary to the Department Head. The Department was working on the “Manhattan Project” at the time of her employment. She later worked for the Canteen Corporation in Terre Haute.

She was involved in many organizations throughout her life that included:

* Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts (Terre Haute) * Head Start (Terre Haute) * Meals on Wheels (Terre Haute) * Volunteer at St. Anthony’s Hospital; later Regional Hospital (Terre Haute) * Volunteer at Hendricks Regional Hospital (Danville, Indiana)

Mary enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, traveling, and collecting antique wall pockets. She attended the Washington Avenue Presbyterian Church for many years and was involved to several activities at the church.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Robert (Bob) Finch in 1993; brother, Don Ricker in 2012; and sister, Virginia Rushing in 2020.

Mary is survived by three children, Judi (Jim) Franks of Indianapolis, David (Alice) Finch of rural Montezuma, Becky (Mike) Maher of Avon; four grandchildren, Jeff (Kim) Franks of Indianapolis, Jessica (Sean) Kammerling of Indianapolis, Sean (Tabatha) Maher of Evansville, Cara Maher (finance - Alan Gurevich) of Avon; four great-grandchildren, Ali Franks, Evan Franks, Alexis Kammerling, Lucas Maher. She is also survived by sister, Julia Newhouse of Frankfort, brother-in-law, Charles Finch of Evansville, and several nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at Roselawn Chapel of Memories.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, starting at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) at the Hendricks County Senior Services Center, 1201 Sycamore Lane, Danville, Indiana. All friends and family are welcome to attend. A catered lunch will be available after the Celebration.

The family would like to extend thanks to Life’s Journey Hospice House in Avon for the care and support they provided.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contribution be made to Hendricks County Senior Services, P.O. Box 448, Danville, Indiana 46122, or a charity of your choice, if you so desire.

Fond memories can be made at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net.

Mary Louise Turner

Mary Louise Turner

MAY 5, 1952 – FEBRUARY 11, 2022

 

Mary Louise Turner, 69, of Seelyville, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2022 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born on May 5, 1952, in Dayton, Ohio, and adopted by Donald M. and Marina R. (Meyer) Garry. She married Robert Turner on September 19, 1981.

Mary Louise is survived by her devoted husband of 40 years and partner of 45 years, Robert Turner of Seelyville; sister, Donna Rose Von Kannon of Macomb, IL; niece, Christina Homan and husband, Sean of Macomb; nephews, James Von Kannon and wife Leah of Galesburg, IL, David Von Kannon and wife Shari of Clarksville, TN, Donald Von Kannon and wife Debbie of Omaha, NE, John Von Kannon and wife Mary of Galesburg, and Michael Von Kannon and wife Erin of Bushnell, IL; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, and great-great-nephews; and last, but definitely not least, her beloved black Cocker Spaniel, Dotty.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mary Louise graduated from Schulte High School in 1970 and then from Harrold Beauty Academy. She worked as a beautician for several years at Edie Adams Cut and Curl. She then went to work at Indiana State University, first for the bookstore and then for the Life Sciences Department where she was the Stores Keeper and took care of the many snakes that were housed in the department. She later worked at Rural King and for various retail and craft stores around the Wabash Valley. Mary Louise also worked at the polls during early voting. Retiring in 2010, she was able to focus on her passion, cross-stitching. Blessed with the gift of needle art, Mary Louise was a cross-stitching aficionado and even had her own website domain.

In her younger years, she was an avid equestrian and loved to be around her horses. She helped Robert restore his ’49 Jeepster and the two belonged to the Antique and Classic Car Club. She learned how to target shoot and excelled at it. Mary Louise was fearless and fun. She enjoyed travelling and going to flea markets and the Covered Bridge Festival. She had a compassionate heart for animals, especially black Cocker Spaniels. She would rescue senior Cocker Spaniels and donate to Cocker Spaniel Rescues religiously.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16 at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Lilly officiating. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com

Tina E. Adams

Tina E. Adams

December 2, 1962 ~ February 11, 2022 (age 59)

 

Tina E. Adams, age 59 of Spencer passed away on February 11th, 2022.

She was born December 2nd, 1962, to the late Hall and Betty (Howell) Adams.

Anyone that knew her, knew she had a fire in her soul, so much so she came out with a head full of flaming red hair! She was passionate, loving, and faced everything in life fearlessly! If you ever had the pleasure of feeling her love you knew she loved hard! Her love of horses stayed with her from childhood, and nothing gave her the sense of peace and happiness she felt while in the saddle.

Tina is survived by her children Vanessa Redding (Kelly Peetz) of Indianapolis, IN, Justin (Mara) Redding of Middleburgh, FL; brother David Adams; and 5 grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her brother Armon Adams.

A Celebration of Tina’s life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Donna Lee Short

Donna Lee Short

September 17, 1942 - February 11, 2022

 

Donna Lee Short, 79, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2022, with her family by her side, while at IU Hospital in Avon.

Donna was born on September 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky the daughter of Kenneth Earl and Mary Louella (Holman) Nale. In 1959 she married her high school sweetheart, Noel Short. Donna graduated from Salem High School with the class of 1960.

Donna enjoyed working on board games, sewing, painting, reading, traveling, and caring for her animals. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, attending their sporting events, and enjoying time together.

Donna is survived by her husband Noel Short; 3 children: Steve Short and wife Laura, Doug Short and wife Teri, Laurie Drake and husband Robert; grandchildren: Christopher Short and wife Nicole, Jason Short and wife Abbey, Jarrod Short and wife Taylor, Jacob Short and wife Jackie, Jack Short, Joe Short, Matthew Drake and Zachary Drake; great-grandchildren: Jackson, Sophie, Emmett, and Charlotte; a brother Kenneth Nale Jr.; her beloved pets Waldo, Pollyanna Rose, and Lucy.

She was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Mary Nale.

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

Private services will be held at French Funeral Home.

 

Alcie Allen Wilson Sr.

Alcie Allen Wilson Sr.

OCTOBER 13, 1950 – FEBRUARY 11, 2022

 

Alcie Allen Wilson, 71, of Terre Haute, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 11, 2022. He was born on October 13, 1950 to Alcie and Velma Lois (Norris) Wilson.

Alcie is survived by his sister, Connie (Jack) Berry; his children, Chrystal (Chad) Rainbolt, Lacosta Wilson, Alcie Allen Wilson, Jr., Derrick Wilson, Virginia (Forest) Hedge, and Clayton “Buddy” (Jazmyne) Wilson. He is also survived by seventeen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Raymond Wilson and Harvey “Buddy” Wilson, his sisters, Shirley Wilson Archer, Priscilla Wilson Stanley, and Judy Wilson Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

Alcie was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time with his family and playing cards with his friends. He was a hard-working man who would always lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He will forever be remembered as a loving son, father, brother, and friend.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 17 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home with Pastor Kevin Szwarga officiating. Alcie will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park.

Kathryn Louise Tomlin

Kathryn Louise Tomlin

SEPTEMBER 27, 1942 – FEBRUARY 12, 2022

 

Kathryn Louise Tomlin, age 79, of Brazil, Indiana passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Kathryn was born September 27, 1942.

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

Paul David Denny

Paul David Denny

AUGUST 25, 1947 – FEBRUARY 12, 2022

 

Paul David Denny, age 74, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Paul was born August 25, 1947.

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

David Allen Allison

David Allen Allison

Nov. 24, 1972-Feb. 8, 2022

 

David Allen Allison, 49, of Waynetown passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, at IU Arnett Hospital, with the love of his life, Dana, by his side.

He was born Nov. 24, 1972, at Clinton, to the late William F. Allison and Eva Joanne (Flaurr) Brissey.

 

David attended North Vermillion High School and worked as a truck driver for many years. He volunteered his time at the New Market Fire Department and most recently the Waynetown Fire Department. He loved being able to go on calls and help people. David was full of life and always happy. He always wanted to be around his family and friends. He enjoyed hunting, camping, boating, and talking on the phone. He was always good at remembering phone numbers and could recite just about any number.

He loved racing with his daughter at MWXC and seeing his racing family. He loved his children, his dog Millie, and his truck. Family cookouts and food in general were his favorite, especially potato, onions and steak.

David enjoyed sharing experiences with Dana while traveling to different states. One of his favorite places that they traveled to was Las Vegas.

He is survived by his fiancée, Dana Adams; three children, Jacob (Audra) Cole, Brianna Allison and Jon Allison; future step-children, Jacob (Alex) Thompson and Wade (Lexi Tyo) Thompson; five brothers, Don (Rhonda) Allison, Jim (Linda) Allison, Ronald (Sonja) Allison and Billy (Millie); two sisters, Debra (Jeff) Caldwell and Gail (Larry) Woodard; grandchildren, Silas and Arlo Thompson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father Myron Brissey; and a special cousin, John Flaurr.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Kurt Flora and Roger Doan 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 Poplar Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Waynetwon Fire Department.

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

Lori D. (Risner) Harrington

Lori D. (Risner) Harrington

May 21, 1962-Feb. 7, 2022

 

Lori D. (Risner) Harrington, 59, of Crawfordsville passed away Feb. 7, 2022, at IU Health Arnett.

She was born May 21, 1962, to Bill and Wanda McCollum Risner.

 

She graduated from N.M.H.S and then she went on to fulfill her dreams of food catering as well as partial ownership of the local Fiesta Bar.

Lori was the widow of James Edward II and later in life she married Kent Harrington. They later divorced, and at which time she chose to dedicate herself to her sons and family.

She is survived by her sons, James Edwards III and Blake (Kristin) Harrington; foster son Joél Rhodes; two sisters, Debbie Robbins and Lisa (Joe) Abney; two brothers, Ross (Lois) Risner and Steve (Darlene) Risner; two step-brothers, Steve and David Hester; step-sister Diana Lyons; two grandsons, Luke Rooze and Elias Harrington; aunt Frieda (Jeff) Larkin; and several nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; late husband; aunts; uncles; two nieces; one nephew; and one foster son, Jonnie Evans.

She will be missed dearly and forever loved by many.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Tuesday, Feb. 15 from noon until the time of funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Grant Avenue Cemetery.

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 click the donation tab at the top of Lori’s obituary page.

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

Wanda Lee Ammerman

Wanda Lee Ammerman

Sept. 23, 1947-Jan. 21, 2022

 

Wanda Lee Ammerman, 74, of Crawfordsville passed away Jan. 21, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

She was born Sept. 23, 1947, at Danville, Illinois, to Naomi and Simon Minick. Wanda married the love of her life, Larry Ammerman, on Sept. 26, 1965. He preceded her in death Feb. 14, 2018.

 

Wanda worked at the old hospital as a dishwasher starting in 1964 for 17 years and was then promoted to dietary manager. She transferred to the new hospital and worked there until 1994. She went to work at Williamsburg Healthcare that year and worked until they closed the doors in 2019, where she then retired.

Wanda was passionate for her gnome garden, crafts, softball, the racetrack, and every Memorial Day she would place arrangements on her family member’s graves.

She is survived by two daughters, Janie McDonald and Carolyn Walters (Brian Coffing), both of Crawfordsville; two sisters, Wendy Minick of Colorado and Ann Minick of Crawfordsville; brother Matt Minick; four grandchildren, Aleta Ryon, Desi Walters, Marissa Stemick and Dakota Young; and family friend Jean Lamkin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Larry; and son Larry Lee Ammerman.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Monday, Feb. 14 from 4 p.m. in until the time of the service at 5:30 p.m., with Pastor Mike Whitacre officiating. The service will be live-steamed and recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

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

Laura Altman

Laura Altman

Sept. 18, 1968-Feb. 9, 2022

 

Laura Altman of Crawfordsville passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, at her home surrounded by family after an eight-year battle with Multiple Myeloma. She was 53.

Laura was active in her church, Calvary Chapel Crawfordsville and so loved serving her Jesus.

She was born Sept. 18, 1968, at Danville, Illinois, to Kenneth Anders and Nell Carter Sheridan. On Jan. 24, 1998, she married Bob Altman in Yountsville.

She is survived by her parents; her husband, Bob; her children, Joshua Neal of Martinsville and Madison Altman of Crawfordsville; step-daughters, Trisha (Ashley) Thompson of Greenwood, Melissa (Josh) Waters of Zionsville and Katy (Kyle) McDermott also of Zionsville. Laura so loved her nine grandchildren, Thea, Ezra, Jack, Will, Maren, Nate, Nicky, Connor and Graham.

She is also survived by her sisters, Sherrie Chrisman of Crawfordsville and Debra Keller of Texas; and a brother, Kevin Anders of Crawfordsville.

Visitation will be at Calvary Chapel Crawfordsville, 915 Whitlock Ave., on Tuesday, Feb. 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will also be another visitation on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of her funeral service at noon, with Pastor Dave Keesee officiating. The service will be recorded and can be viewed on Laura’s obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Oak Hill North Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Miles for Myeloma IU, Indiana University Foundation, P.O. Box 6460 Indianapolis, IN 46206-6460 or Calvary Chapel Crawfordsville, 915 Whitlock Ave., Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Sara (Smith) Brown

Sara (Smith) Brown

Nov. 8, 1985-Feb. 6, 2022

 

Sara (Smith) Brown, 36, of Mooresville passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022.

Sara was born Nov. 8, 1985, at Spencerport, New York, to the late Robert Smith and Anita (Roberts) Smith, who survives. Sara married John Brown on Jan. 11, 2013, and he also survives.

Sara graduated from Ben Davis High School and recently earned her teaching degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. She did her teaching internship at the Brooklyn STEM Academy. Sara was a kindergarten teacher at Liberty Early Elementary School in Decatur Township. Sara had also been employed at Eli Lilly, but her most cherished vocation was that as a stay-at-home mom to her beloved sons. Sara was a loving wife, mother and daughter who had a smile that could light up any room.

She loved horses, river fishing, camping and loved the ocean. She had an exceptionally close relationship with her mom. Sara also loved music, dancing, and creating lasting memories with her family. Sara’s memory will be forever cherished by her loving family and friends.

Sara was preceded in death by her grandmother, Phyllis Felix.

She is survived by her husband, John; sons, Chase Brown, Trenton Vanhook, Seth Kruse and Paxon Brown; mother Anita Smith; brother Wyatt Smith; and sister Genesa Schultz.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 at the Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. The funeral service will begin at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mooresville Cemetery.

 

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

Katherine Juanita Mullen

Katherine Juanita Mullen

JANUARY 29, 1929 – FEBRUARY 9, 2022

 

Katherine Juanita Mullen, age 93, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

She was born January 29, 1929 in Washington, DC to Clifford R. White and Katherine (Jentes) White.

Juanita retired from Columbia House after many years of hard work and dedication. She was active in, and a long standing member of First Southern Baptist Church in Terre Haute.

She is survived by her loving daughter; Darby Mullen; her grandchildren, Dylan M. Hane and Taylor R. Christy; and her great-granddaughter, Adelyn M. Carr.

Juanita was known for being a down to earth women. She loved to cook and feed the ones she loved. Juanita enjoyed the outdoors. Many will remember Juanita for her always driving her car and riding her bike. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with all of her heart. She would never say "Goodbye", she would always say "So Long".

Juanita is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mack Mullen; her son, Dennis R. Mullen; and grandson, Trevor R. Hane.

A Celebration of Life visitation will be held on Monday, February 14, 2022 from 10-12pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. Service will begin at 12pm. Per her wishes, cremation will follow after services have been completed.

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

Darryl Steven Wilkey

Darryl Steven Wilkey

SEPTEMBER 15, 1953 – FEBRUARY 9, 2022

 

Darryl "Steven" Wilkey, 68, of Terre Haute died Wednesday, February 9, in Union Hospital surrounded by his wife and children. Steven enjoyed spending time with his wife, going to ISU basketball games, bragging about his grandchildren, and having coffee with his “good buddy” Fred Higgins. He retired from Ivy Hill Packaging after 35 years of hard work to support his family. He was born September 15, 1953, in Terre Haute to Raymond Wilkey and Fairie Pound Wilkey. Survivors include his beloved wife of 47 years A. Charlene Coleman Wilkey; two children, Eric (Ruby) Wilkey, Jennifer (Troy) Kirkham; five grandchildren, Stephanie (Kasi) Oxendine, Megan (David) Piper, Emily Wilkey, Peyton Kirkham and Allie Kirkham; four great grandchildren, Elijah Bose, Liam Bose, Skyler Wilkey, and Nikolai Piper; one brother Donald (Kathleen) Wilkey, one sister Dorothy (Jim) Yount; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 6 PM at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, with Pastor Brett Parks officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 P.M. until time of services at the funeral home.

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

Flora Jane Smoot

Flora Jane Smoot

April 24, 1950 - February 5, 2022

 

Mrs. Flora Jane Smoot, 71, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at her home in Jamestown, Indiana. She was born April 24, 1950, in Pulaski County, Kentucky, one of nineteen children to the late Joda and Sara (Dick) Thompson.

On October 24, 1969, she was married to Willis Grant Smoot in Ringgold, Georgia. He preceded her in death on November 1, 2005.

Raised in Pulaski County, Kentucky, Flora attended Science Hill schools. After moving to Indiana, she worked as a CNA for English Nursing Home and Essex Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, both in Lebanon.

Flora enjoyed the outdoors, working in her yard, and tending to her flower garden.  She loved her companion, a cat named Cooper.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her family deeply.

Survivors include her two daughters, Lisa K. (Kenneth) Hulley of Jamestown, Jenny L. (companion, Richard Scott) Smoot of Jamestown; adopted daughter, Dawn (companion, Tony Morales) Mancill of Jamestown; four grandchildren, Sandra Smith, Savannah Klyczek, Deene Gunsallus, Dionna Renteria; three great grandchildren; eighteen siblings; numerous nieces and nephews.

Private Graveside Services were held at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Jamestown, Indiana. Porter and Hunt Funeral Home & Crematory was entrusted with her arrangements. Memorials may be directed in her memory to the Boone County Cancer Society, 117 West Elm Street, Lebanon, Indiana 46052.

Judie Carrol (Haltom) Gove

Judie Carrol (Haltom) Gove

July 25, 1946 ~ February 2, 2022 (age 75)

 

Judie Carrol (Haltom) Gove of Spiceland, IN formally of Cloverdale passed away February 2nd, 2022. 

She was born July 25th, 1946 to the late Renos and Freda (Day) Haltom. 

Judie is survived by her sons Tony (Danielle) Sutherlin and Larry (Kelly) Williams II; sister Vicki Albietz; 

brother Rob (Angie) Haltom; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. 

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her sisters Debby (Evans) Gruener and Betty 

Brummett. 

Judie, known also as the ‘Baby Whisperer’, was loved dearly by her friends and family as well as those 

that had the opportunity to work with her in her 40+ years as a healthcare administrator. She will be 

sorely missed, but never far from our hearts. 

Memorial services will be held at Mill Grove Methodist Church, Saturday February 19th, 2022 from 

12-5pm.  Condolences may be sent at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net 

 

Susie E. Austin

Susie E. Austin

Oct. 10, 1924-Feb. 8, 2022

 

Susie E. (Johnson) Austin, 97, a long-time resident of Mellott, passed away at 3:18 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in the Lane House, Crawfordsville.

Susie was born Oct. 10, 1924, at Lafayette. She was the daughter of the late Alva and Vonetia (Shroyer) Johnson. She was raised in Tippecanoe County and attended school in Romney, West Point and Lafayette. She has been a resident of Mellott for the past 79 years.

 

Susie was a homemaker and also had worked as a clerk in the grocery store in Mellott. She also did washing and ironing for the local residents as well as babysitting when needed.

Susie was a faithful member of the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and quilting. She provided several homemade quilts to family members.

Susie married Stanley W. Austin on Aug. 8, 1942, at Lafayette. Stanley preceded Susie in death March 4, 2010.

Susie leaves behind daughter Marjorie (Michael) Bowman, Crawfordsville; two sons, Marvin “Bub” (Marianne) Austin, Mellott, and Jerry (Julie) Austin, Dolton, Illinois; daughter-in-law Vickie Austin, Mellott; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by son Gary Austin; great-grandson Kyle Bowman; her parents; her husband; three sisters; and two brothers.

Friends may call at Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Friday, Feb. 11, from noon until service time at 2 p.m., with Pastor Greg McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in the Meharry Cemetery, north of Wingate.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene.

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

Mike Baldwin

Mike Baldwin

June 1, 1940-Feb. 5, 2022

 

Mike Baldwin of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday night, Feb. 5, 2022, at home. He was 81.

Mike worked several places over the years and became a custodian for Crawfordsville Community Schools for many years, retiring from there. He liked going for a drive, doing puzzles, playing Yahtzee and mushroom hunting.

Born June 1, 1940, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Everett Baldwin and Fannie Baldwin. He attended Crawfordsville High School. He married Virginia “Sally” Irvin on July 27, 1967. She passed away June 14, 2012.

Surviving family includes: son Ronald Lee Baldwin of Phoenix, Arizona; son Gary (Jackie) Baldwin of Crawfordsville; daughter Diane Baldwin of Winchester; son Stevie (Suzie) Baldwin of Crawfordsville; three grandchildren, A.J. of Bremerton, Washington, and Dane and Reilley, both of Crawfordsville; step-grandchildren, Walter and William Campbell, both of Crawfordsville; five step-children, Bill Craig, Donnie Craig, Jeff Craig, Lisa Craig Budd and John Craig, along with all of of their children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ronnie and Pudge “Lawrence” Baldwin; and four sisters, Hattie Nelson, Nancy Miller, Helen Ford and Freida Woodall; and son Mark Allen Baldwin.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 12 with services starting at noon, at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave. Burial will follow at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery in Waynetown.

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

Joyce Ann Parker

Joyce Ann Parker

Sept. 6, 1952-Feb. 2, 2022

 

Joyce Ann Parker, 69, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at Greenwood Healthcare, Greenwood, where she has been staying for a few months.

She was born Sept. 6, 1952, at Rensselaer, the daughter of Arthur William and Leona May (Madison) Lowe. She grew up in Morocco, Indiana and attended North Newton High School. Joyce was the seventh of seven sisters and one brother.

In 1973, Joyce was living and working at a dime store in Goodland, where she met Vernon Wood. In 1974, in Morocco, Indiana, they married. She had three children from that marriage, daughter Amy Wood and sons, Scott (April) and Tim (Jamie) Wood.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Leona Lowe; sisters, Jean (Jack) Lasley and Betty (Bill) Dowty; and husband Vernon Wood.

Around the end of 2000, she met an Englishman, online, Colin Parker, from the UK. They formed a relationship online, and after daily phone calls and frequent meetings in person, he came to Indiana and they were married, at home, in Vermilion County in 2005. Together with Amy, Colin and Joyce moved to Wingate in 2010.

Joyce is survived by her husband Colin Parker; sisters, Judith (Mike) Cobleigh, Joan (Leo) Burris, Jennie (Jerry) Kellner and Nancy (Jim) Ingram; her three children; grandchildren, Skylar (Eli) Raplee, Austin, Jenifer, Timmy Wood, Ethan and Elijah Appel; three great-grandchildren, that she greatly adored, with one more on the way. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and their children. In the UK, she has seven step-children and 11 step-grandchildren, with two more on the way.

A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at noon EST Friday, Feb. 11 at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 420 Third St., Covington. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home prior to the service. She will be laid to rest in Lower Mounds Cemetery in Covington.

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

Janice H. Cook

Janice H. Cook

Nov. 19, 1928-Feb. 7, 2022

 

Janice H. (Haslam) Cook, 93, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville.

She was born Nov. 19, 1928, at Danville, Illinois, to the late Frank W. and Eula (Mitchell) Haslam.

Janice graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1946 and attended Purdue University for one year. She married Charles R. Cook Jr. on Jan. 16, 1948. She retired from RR Donnellys where she worked in the accounting department.

She belonged to Faith Baptist Church. She enjoyed camping, fish fries, family get-togethers, playing bid euchre with family, euchre and Bunco Club. She loved gambling trips to Las Vegas, going to the thrift shop, yard sales and working puzzles. Janice always had an open door for family and friends. She also loved to cook for her family and had the best ham salad, potato salad and vegetable soup.

She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte (Mike) Groves and Charlene (Dan) Burns; son Denny (Carol) Cook; grandchildren, Mikie Groves, Missy (Charlie) Groves, Tiffany (Terry) Reeves, Angie (Shane) Smith and Garrett (Rene) Cook; great-grandchildren, Mitchel, Josie, Ashten, Kylee, Cami, Landyn, Cooper, Sloane, Denver and Addisyn; and brother Richard (Linda) Haslam.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Eula Haslam; husband Charles R. Cook Jr.; grandson Heath Burns; sister Carolyn Hendrix; and brother Samuel Haslam.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 3 p.m., with Pastor Tony Roe and Mitchel Reeves officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded and can be viewed on her obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North. Face masks are optional.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or Montgomery County Animal Welfare League, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Chester "Chet" C. Leatherman

Chester “Chet” C. Leatherman

July 3, 1943-Feb. 5, 2022

 

Chester “Chet” C. Leatherman became an angel on Feb. 5 at 9:33 p.m.

Chet was born July 3, 1943, to Carl and Loraine (Ball) Leatherman in Terre Haute. His parents preceded him in death.

Chet loved fishing, mushroom hunting, hunting with bird dogs and above all, shopping. Yes, a man that loved to shop! He graduated from Turkey Run High School. At Turkey Run he was known for being the top football player for his school. His family and friends have had many laughs about how he pinned an ape while enjoying a street circus. He enjoyed weight-lifting competitions at The Wright Weigh. Chet lived most of his adult life in Russellville.

After 12 years of being together, Chet married his wife Shelly (Clore) Leatherman on Oct. 19, 2001. He has four children from a past marriage to Susan Cook; twins Doug (Laura) Leatherman of Crawfordsville and Deborah (Tom) Carlson of South Carolina and sons, Greg (Susie) Leatherman of Indianapolis and Brent (Jessica) Leatherman of Avon. Chet was a great step-dad to Rebecca (Dave) Clouse of Crawfordsville and Janese (Jesse) Stevenson of Waveland. He has several grandchildren and step-grandchildren, including great-grandchildren. Chet is the oldest of five siblings that include, Karla (Ryszard) Panuszka, Connie (Larry) Davies, Shirley (John) Perry and Ed (Stephanie) Leatherman.

Chet was the Russellville Town Marshal in his earlier years. He retired from RR Donnelley and Sons as a press man after 30 years of service. Chet battled Alzheimer’s for several years. He was a loving husband, dad and grandpa. We love you Chet with all our hearts and will miss you always. May we meet again when God calls us home.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 at the Russellville Community Church with services immediately following the visitation. Pastor Josef Lee will be officiating the services and burial.

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

Ervin Eugene Waller

Ervin Eugene Waller

NOVEMBER 9, 1947 – FEBRUARY 9, 2022

 

Ervin Eugene Waller, 74, of West Terre Haute, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 surrounded by his favorite girls. He was born on November 9, 1947, in Terre Haute to Ervin Marshall and Dorothy Avril (Brown) Waller.

Ervin is survived by his daughters, Jeannie Richey of West Terre Haute and Joannie Dersch and husband Jack of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Austin Richey, Tamarah Fugate, Aaron Richey, Tanner Fugate, Ariel Richey, Kari Dersch, A.J. Dersch, and Macey Cork; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Addisyn, Oakleigh, and Brynnlee; sisters, Dorothy Gross and Melinda Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley Waller; brothers, Marshall Waller and Carl Waller; and sisters, Luella Smith and Mary Lewis.

Ervin served in the United States Marine Corps in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Riley American Legion. A hard worker all of his life, Ervin retired from the maintenance department at Gartland Foundry. He loved to woodwork, go fishing, and watch wrestling. His daughters and grandchildren were the light of his life. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Roselawn Funeral Home. Ervin will be laid to rest at a later date in Roselawn Memorial Park.

Billy G. Nicholson

Billy G. Nicholson

JUNE 4, 1941 – FEBRUARY 9, 2022

 

Billy G. Nicholson, age 80, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away at home with his family by his side Wednesday, February 9, 2022. He was born June 4, 1941 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Donald Guy Nicholson and Winnie Elizabeth (Houston) Nicholson.

Billy was a Valley High School graduate, class of 1959.

He is survived his loving daughter, Julie (Nicholson) Rieman; along with his several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his several nieces and nephews.

Billy retired as Vice President of The Black Beauty Coal Company after many years of hard work and dedication. He was a 32nd Degree Mason of the Masonic Lodge in West Terre Haute, the Scottish Rite, he was a life member of AMVET, the 40 & 8, the American Legion Post 104, the Shriners, and the Eagles.

Billy enjoyed cooking, online shopping and he also loved catching up on the news as well as going on random trips with his daughter. He admired the outdoors and loved to fish, golf, find mushrooms, and go on hunting trips with his friends. Most of all, he cherished the times when he got to spend time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Sally Nicholson; his son, Kevin Nicholson; grandson, Brian Rieman, his two step-sons, Dirk Joy and Richard Joy Jr.; his sisters, Barbara Lynn Terrell and Maribeth Barton; along with his brother, Richard Wayne Nicholson.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 11-1pm at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. Service will begin at 1pm with Pastor Ric May officiating. Graveside service to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

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

Donald Wayne Flint

Donald Wayne Flint

JUNE 16, 1931 – FEBRUARY 9, 2022

 

Donald Wayne Flint, age 90, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Donald was born June 16, 1931.

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

Delores "Dodie" Irene Childress

Delores "Dodie" Irene Childress

OCTOBER 19, 1936 – FEBRUARY 8, 2022

 

Delores “Dodie” Irene Childress, 85, of Terre Haute, passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was born on October 19, 1936, in Terre Haute, to Cornie and Hazel (Haynes) Banta. She married Roy Gene Childress on August 28, 1954.

Dodie is survived by her children: Becky Hennecke (Ralph) of Shelburn, Cindy Weir (Rob) of Lewis, Pamela Trench of Hymera, and Kenneth Childress (Deborah Wilson) of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Jeremy Hennecke (Bobbi), Travis Hennecke (Kristy), Shawn Hennecke (Kacy), Heather Thacker (Jared), Robyn Gilbert (Ian), Derek Weir (Jamie), Mark Trench Jr. (Ashley), Tabitha Brinegar (Kyle), Patricia Lynn Childress, Joshua Childress (Amelia), Abigail Gonzalez (Jesus), and Jason Weir; thirty-three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy Gene Childress; grandchildren, Tracy Trench and Justin Roy Childress; brother, Kenneth Banta; sister, Shirley Lyday; and son-in-law, Mark Trench . Dodie worked for Chesty Foods for several years. She retired from the Quality Control Department at CBS. She then worked as a housekeeper for many years. A passion for helping others, Dodie also worked for the Lighthouse Mission where she enjoyed providing comfort and outreach to a community in need. She was a member of Oak Hill Community Church.

Dodie loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. She looked forward to the many trips and ballgames that they shared as a family. Hosting her family during Christmas was one of her favorite things to do. She played Bingo and was a regular at her Bunko group. Forever spunky, Dodie loved to dance. She never met a stranger and always showed people kindness and compassion, no matter who they were. A loving mother, doting grandmother and great-grandmother, Dodie will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, February 11 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, at the funeral home with Rev. Timothy Fagg officiating. Dodie will be laid to rest next to her husband in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Gary Henry Jones

Gary Henry Jones

FEBRUARY 9, 1945 – FEBRUARY 7, 2022

 

Gary Henry Jones, 76, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, February 7, 2022. Gary was born February 9, 1945 in Jamestown, Tennessee.

Gary was a long time mechanic, and had owned H & G Motors, which was renamed to Jones Garage. The business was a garage, body shop and car lot for over 45 years. His son Daniel now owns Jones Garage, LLC.

He was preceded in death by his mother Margie; and a daughter Sherrie Fenwick.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Patricia Ann Jones; his son, Daniel Jones and wife Becky; a brother, Danny Jones; his son-in-law, Steve Fenwick; six grandchildren, Brandi Ridgway and husband Jason, Jessica Jones, Anthony Fenwick and wife Lindsey, Andrew Fenwick, Acacia Reed and Shelby Reed and wife Courtney; 9 great grandchildren, Justice, Taylor, Arianna, June, Molly, Raegan, Eve, Bentley and Tyson; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 2PM at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 AM until time of services at the funeral home.

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

Paula Rae (McClure) Vardaman

Paula Rae (McClure) Vardaman

October 2, 1952 ~ February 5, 2022 (age 69)

 

Paula Rae (McClure, Kaufman) Vardaman passed from this world on February 5, 2022 at her home in Old Town, Florida.  Paula, born in 1952, is the daughter of Curtis and Mildred McClure.  She is their 2nd child of five with four brothers; Gerald (Jerry) McClure, Perry McClure, Wesley McClure, and Hobie McClure.  She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and many uncles and aunts, along with her brothers Perry and Hobie.

Paula was a Mother!  Biologically she is the mother of Steven Kaufman, Christopher Kaufman, and Amberly (Kaufman) Manion.  Emotionally she was the mother and caregiver of many.  Her door was always open to anyone in need of help.  She believed people on their word and would give them all that she had… until you lied to her.

Paula is a grandmother of eight; Bailey Martin, Noah Kaufman, Harley (Manion) Young, Emma Manion, Maximus Kaufman, Emmett Manion, Jacob Kaufman, and Jude Kaufman, and a great grandmother to Asher Ray Allen Stevens, but they all, and many others, just called her Mam.  It was a name they chose for her.

Paula was a person of character who loved animals.  She was well known for her chickens, goats, pot bellied pigs, dogs, or any other animal she could provide for on her petting zoo of a farm. Many children have fond memories of her and her animals.

She always had an extra seat to give someone a ride.  She always had a smile, a comforting tone, and a lesson to share.  She told us to work hard and never to pay someone to do work that you can do yourself.

For over 20 years Paula delivered the mail for the Cloverdale Community.  Although her first day was nearly her last due to a serious wreck.  Thanks to Mary she went back to work the next day.  She eventually recruited her daughter and brother to join her there.  

Mam will be missed.  

Saturday at Faith Baptist Church in Cunot, come and celebrate the life and legacy of Paula.  A viewing will be held from 1-3 pm Saturday February 12, 2022 with funeral services to follow.  Immediately following the service, Paula will then be taken to her final resting place at Cloverdale Cemetery.  Food will be served back at the church’s fellowship hall following a brief graveside service.      

Henry Cady

Henry Cady

January 22, 1955 ~ January 31, 2022 (age 67)

 

Henry Cady (Rooster) Of Cloverdale, Indiana

Born January 22,1955 in Cranston, Rhode Island passed away suddenly and unexpectedly January 31, 2022 at Hendrick's Regional Hospital in Danville, Indiana.

Henry was preceded in death by his Parents Henry Sr. and Martha Cady also from Rhode Island.

Henry is survived by his son Robert Cady and spouse and his daughter Sabrina and five grandchildren from his first marriage. Henry is also survived by his wife of 20 years Yvonne Cady and their daughter Amanda Cady and 2 bonus Children Danielle Shepherd and Amber McGarr, Danielle's husband Dwayne and son Trenton and Amber's husband and two children.

As a teenager Henry worked in Construction with his dad operating heavy equipment and driving trucks. Henry also served proudly in the Army, in California Henry operated a landscaping business, while living in Terre Haute he raised show horses and rode them in competition.

Henry drove trucks for a living for most of his life for the last 30 years he drove dump trucks, they were his passion. For five years he had his own dump truck hauling business Lone Wolf trucking that he was so proud of. Henry was a devoted, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend he will be sorely missed. He thought of his bosses and coworkers as family.

Henry loved spending time with his family, fishing, canoeing, talking and telling stories, making people laugh. He was the kind of person that would help anyone even strangers.

There will be a service and celebration of life for Henry in the near future to be held by his family

in the near future, announcements will be given by the family. Condolences may be sent at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Kassidy Joan Cain

Kassidy Joan Cain

March 27, 2001 - February 7, 2022

 

Kassidy Joan Cain, 20 of Center Point passed way February 7, 2022, at her home, due to complications from Diabetes. She was born March 27, 2001, in Linton, IN. the daughter of Joseph Cain and Comila Edwards Young. She attended Northview High School. Kassidy worked as a specialist at Great Dane.
She enjoyed playing softball, golfing and being with her friends. She enjoyed all kinds of music and she also liked to be creative with tattoos. She liked all kinds of food, enjoyed with friends and family.
Survivors include her mom, Comila Young (Jordan Reed), brothers, Derrick Orman, Nicholas Watson, and Shawn Sullivan; other stepsiblings; grandparents, Charles and Marlinda Crafton of Brazil and Mary Jane Cain of Auburn, IN; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, John Cain.
Services will be held Thursday at 7:00pm, at the Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil. Visitation will be from 5-7pm. Post a note of condolence to www.lawson-millerchapel.com

Ernest Reese O'Hair

Ernest Reese O'Hair

APRIL 21, 1936 – FEBRUARY 7, 2022

 

Ernest Reese O’Hair of Pharr, Texas, formerly of Greencastle passed away on Monday, February 7, 2022, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen, Texas.

Reese was born in Greencastle on April 21, 1936, the son of Ernest and Nettie (Johnson) O’Hair, and was a 1956 graduate of Bainbridge High School.

Reese worked for 35 years with IBM until his retirement in 1987. He also worked as a carpenter with Charlie Hendricks and Joe Hess.

Survivors include his wife, Judith O’Hair; a daughter, Lisa Ann Purdue, (Pat), Brownsburg; a son, Robert Wayne O’Hair, Fairview, Texas; a sister, Doris Smith, Greencastle; five step-children, Delana Santo, (Keith), Michael Roseboom, (Jenny), Daniel Roseboom, (Patti), Shari Ping, (Steve), and Bill Roseboom, (Holly); four grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; eleven step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and infant brother; two brothers, Clarence and Jim O’Hair; two sisters, Velma Dawes, and Ada Craver, a great-grandson, Theo George Purdue and his first wife Mary Margaret Baird O’Hair.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2022, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Brick Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Thursday. Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Pittsboro PHI Beta Sorority or The Alzheimer’s Association.

Curtis Alan Pithoud

Curtis Alan Pithoud

March 15, 1955-Feb. 4, 2022

 

Curtis Alan Pithoud, 66, of Kingman passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 at his family home.

He was born March 15, 1955, at Danville, Illinois, to the late Elisha Moore and Helen L. (Day) Pithoud.

Curt graduated from Fountain Central High School in 1974. He was married to Starla Wilson from 1982-1993 and they had three children together.

He owned and operated Pithoud Painting & Drywall and worked with his son Christopher for many years. Curt loved to take time off work in the spring to go mushrooming. His grandkids were the light of his life and brought him so much joy. He enjoyed spending time with his family and reminiscing about the good ole days. He was a NASCAR fan as well as a fan of the Chargers and the Colts. He liked old westerns, classic Rock music, and was quite the food critic.

He is survived by his four children, Chrystal Walton of Waynetown, Jonathan (Karmen) Pithoud of Attica, Christopher (Courtney) Pithoud of Kingman and Tyler (Kathy) Pithoud of Tangier; three step-children, R.J Zoerb of Kingman, Phil (Lee) Zoerb of Covington and Danielle Reissmann of Kingman; 15 grandchildren, Gabriella (Cody) Maston, Mackenzie Pithoud, Tyson Pithoud, Maleek Collins, Taylor York, Ellie Pithoud, Natalie Rutland, Elizabeth Pithoud, Naomi Pithoud, Jack Zoerb, Lauryn Kempen, Cruz Kempen, Jovie Zoerb, Abe Al-Mansour and Isabelle Tesoriero; four great-grandchildren, Braxton, Zayden, Xavier and Eliyza; four siblings, Steve (Cheryl) Pithoud of Williamsport, Randy (Wanda) Pithoud of Kingman, Alesa Pithoud of Lafayette and Jeff (Sibyl) Pithoud of Buckeye Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Eric Pithoud; two sisters, Denise Pithoud and Andrea Bradley-King; and two nephews.

Visitation will be at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The funeral service will be at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. The service will be recorded which 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.

Donovan 'Van' David Johnson

Donovan ‘Van’ David Johnson

April 29, 2005-Feb. 4, 2022

 

Donovan “Van” David Johnson, 16, of Crawfordsville passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, from injuries sustained in a car accident.

He was born April 29, 2005, at Lafayette, to Chad and Amy (Lacy) Johnson.

Van was a junior at Southmont High School and studied broadcast journalism, was the track manager, worked at Starbucks, and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a collector of all things, was an avid Goodwill shopper, and loved his car. He was a very outgoing and caring, and was loved by everyone. He will be missed by many.

He is survived by his parents, Chad and Amy Johnson of Crawfordsville; sister Ally (Kole) Bort of North Carolina; paternal grandparents, Dave and Meg Johnson of Ladoga; aunts and uncles, Connie (Dave) Casselman, John (Liz) Lacy, Linda Stark and Lisa (Matt) Chandler; cousins, Elijah, Cort and Elle; and best friends, Brooke Ellenberger, Nick Curtis and Joey Riggens.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Sally Lacy and Bob Pickering; uncle Andrew Lacy; and great-grandparents, Donald and Ruth Johnson, Hugh and Ruth Detchon, Donald and Ruby Games and Marvin and Cozette Lacy.

Visitation will be at Whitesville Christian Church, 3603 S. Ladoga Road, Crawfordsville, on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be at the church at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, with Pastor Mike Whitacre officiating. The service will be live-steamed and can be viewed on Donovan’s obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Ladoga Cemetery.

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

Charles R. Thomas

Charles R. Thomas

April 8, 1953-Feb. 3, 2022

 

Charles R. Thomas, 68, of Crawfordsville, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, at Franciscan Health of Lafayette.

He was born April 8, 1953, at Indianapolis, to the late Galen and Wanda Jean (Tinsman) Thomas. 

His marriage was to Pamela S. Cronk on April 26, 1975, at Lebanon. Pamela passed away on Jan. 4, 2018. Charles proudly served in the United States Army from 1970 until his honorable discharge in 1972. 

Charles was a longtime member of Grace and Mercy Ministries of Crawfordsville. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending his time hunting, fishing and woodworking projects.

Charles is survived by his children, Donnie Powell of Crawfordsville, Charles (Beth) Thomas Jr. of New Ross and Amber Thomas of Crawfordsville; siblings, Jeff Thomas, Marilyn Thomas and John Kepler; 12 grandchildren; and nine9 great-grandchildren. 

Preceding him in death along with his wife and parents is a son, Ronnie Powell, and siblings, Gail Smoot and Tommy Thomas.

Friends may call from 10:30 a.m (EST) until the time of funeral service noon (EST) Wednesday, Feb. 9 at Grace and Mercy Ministries of Crawfordsville. Interment with military rites to follow in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Charles’ to the family to help offset funeral expenses. 

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

Larry Dale Pruett II

Larry Dale Pruett II

Feb. 28, 1980-Jan. 24, 2022

 

Larry Dale Pruett II of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at home.  He was 41.

Larry was a long-time member of Boy Scout Troop 1 in Muncie. He worked as a pressman at LSC Communications in Crawfordsville. He liked doing carpentry work and enjoyed professional hockey.

Born Feb. 28, 1980, at Louisville, Kentucky, he was the son of Larry Dale Pruett and Jean Ann Markland Pruett. He graduated from Monroe Central Jr./Sr. High School.

Surviving family includes: sister Barbara Pruett of Avon; two uncles, Malcolm Markland of Vevay and Michael Markland of Carmel; aunts, Cathy Markland of Carmel and Nikki Cox of Memphis, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and aunt Frances Taylor.

There will not be a public visitation or service.  Cremation arrangements were made through Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville.

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

Robert Allen Mitchell

Robert Allen Mitchell

Nov. 7, 1940-Feb. 1, 2022

 

Robert Allen Mitchell, 81, of Ladoga passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, surrounded by his family.

He was born Nov. 7, 1940, at Crawfordsville, to the late Jacob and Bertha Louise (Farrow) Mitchell. Robert graduated from Ladoga High School with the class of 1958. On March 3, 1963 he married his wife of more than 58 years, Jerilyn (Allgood) Mitchell. She survives.

Robert was a farmer, enjoying farming for many years in Montgomery County. He also worked for Fleetwood in Crawfordsville and the Montgomery County Highway Department. He enjoyed restoring Allis Chalmers Tractors, motorcycle riding, loving his animals and giving people a hard time. He will be greatly missed by so many. He was a member of Ladoga Lions Club, Hoosier Llama and Alpaca Association, as well as serving on the board of directors for Sycamore Girl Scouts and the Farm Bureau Co-Op in Crawfordsville.

He is survived by his wife, Jerilyn; daughters, Sherri (Jeff) Franssen, Pamela (Mark) Mitchell-Neff and Becky (Josh) Myles; and grandchildren, Cole (Morgan) Goodman, Jacob and Lucas Franssen and Dalton Myles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother James (Kay) Mitchell; sister Marilyn NewHouse; and brother-in-law Dale NewHouse.

Memorials in Robert’s memory may be made to Ladoga Volunteer Fire Department, Montgomery County Animal Welfare League or St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Envelopes will be provided at the graveside service.

A public graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 at Jamestown I.O.O.F Cemetery. The Rev. William Pike will officiate.

You are invited to visit www.serviesmorgan.com where you may share an online condolence or memory with the family.

William Rylee Sprinkle

William Rylee Sprinkle

March 25, 2002 ~ February 5, 2022 (age 19)

 

William Rylee Sprinkle, age 19 passed away February 5th, 2022.

He was born March 25th, 2002, to Shawn R. Sprinkle and Pamela I. McCoy

William graduated from South Putnam High School May 23rd, 2020, he worked for Cloverdale Taco Bell as a night shift manager.

William is survived by his father Shawn R. Sprinkle; brothers Christopher Sprinkle and Dylan McCoy; sisters Isabelle Sprinkle, Olivia McCoy, Julie Sprinkle, grandparents John and Cathy Sample, Ray and Denise Driver, Mike and Diane Delaney; many wonderful aunts, uncles, and cousins who will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his mother Pamela I. McCoy.

A Memorial Service for William will be held at 4:00 pm Thursday February 10th, 2022. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until the service time of 4:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations can be made to Whitaker Funeral Home for funeral expenses.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Carol Minnick

Carol Minnick

July 25, 1957 - February 3, 2022

 

Carol Minnick, 64 of Poland, passed away February 3, 2022, at 12:56 am at I.U. Health in Bloomington, IN. following a brief illness.

Carol was born July 25, 1957, in Indianapolis, IN, the daughter of Milton Law and Lawana Chandler Law. She graduated from Franklin High School.

On May 29, 1976, Carol was united in marriage to Bobby Gene Minnick, he survives.

Carol was a member of the Golden Circle Club centered in Reelsville. This ladies group enjoyed fellowship together for a number of years. Carol was a creative lady, and she developed a talent for photography. She enjoyed photography in nature and especially liked going to Goose Pond in southern Indiana. She took pictures of birds, wildlife, and nature. She was always ready with two cameras with her at all times to be able to capture the perfect photo of nature or pictures of her loving family. She enjoyed taking pictures of her beloved family. Her family and her faith were the center of her life. She was known as a prayer warrior and was devoted to her prayer time.

Survivors include her loving husband Bobby Minnick of Poland; children, Bobby Lee Minnick and wife Trisha of Indianapolis, Shane Minnick and wife Kathy of Fillmore, and Mariah Nave and husband Tyler of Poland; grandchildren, Jasmine Maxstead (Logan), Steven Minnick, Wyatt Minnick, Lily Minnick, Colleen Minnick, Kylie Minnick, and Kyra Nave; one great-grandson, Paul Maxstead; one sister Gayle Roberts (Kenny) of Columbus; three brothers, Mike Law (Deana), Morgantown, Lynn Law (Sylvia) of Columbus, and Ken Law (Lucy) of Morgantown; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Services will be held Wednesday, at 1:00pm at the Lawson-Miller Chapel. Burial will follow at Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11-1.

Post a note of condolences at www.lawson-millerchapel.com

Martha Ann Moody

Martha Ann Moody

MARCH 22, 1932 – FEBRUARY 5, 2022

 

Martha Ann Moody, age 89, of Brazil, Indiana passed away at her home, with her family by her side, on Saturday, February 5, 2022.

She was born March 22, 1932 to Vernon Dyer and Mae Dyer Muraski in Terre Haute.

Martha was a member of the East Side Christian Church in Brazil. She worked at various jobs, but found her dream job as the Staunton Elementary School secretary. Her position there made her a "mom of many", nurse to all, receptionist, and secretary to some wonderful principals. Martha retired from her position after 28 years. Martha enjoyed traveling with family yearly to the Gulf Shores and Navarre Beach areas.

She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Jack. L Moody; her children:Jack (Beth) Moody, Dan (Nancy) Moody, Ron (Kris) Moody. Grandchildren: Brian (Carrie) Somheil, Amy (Trey) Minett, Eric (Lacey) Moody, Doug (Kristy) Moody, Lisa Moody, Brent Moody, E.C. (Misty) Moody. Step grandchildren: Morgan, Meghan and Cami Bass. Great grandchildren: Brason, Gracie, Grant, Porter, Noah, Ryker, Brogan, Bella, Lola, Emma, Charlie, Brenlee, Jack, and Reagan.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her son, Earl Moody, and her brother, Wayne Dyer.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 12- 2 pm at Roselawn Funeral Home.. Service will begin at 2 pm with Pastor Bill Brock officiating. Martha will be laid to rest next to her son at Roselawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to East Side Christian Church located at 400 E Church St, Brazil, IN 47834.

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

Albert Franklin Lundy

Albert Franklin Lundy

August 25, 1932 - February 3, 2022

 

Albert Franklin “Frank” Lundy, 89, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care, in Terre Haute, Indiana on February 3, 2022.

Frank was born on August 25, 1932, in Switz City, Indiana the son of Charles and Macel (Wright) Lundy. He graduated from Switz City High School and later from Terre Haute Commercial College where he earned a degree in accounting. He served his country with the United States Air Force, during the Korean War, as a Supply Clerk. Frank worked for the Indiana Department of Corrections, as an Industrial Foreman, for 41 years. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed woodworking, going to yard sales, and scrapping.

He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Macel Lundy; his wife Irma (Lemmons) Lundy; and 3 brothers: James Lundy, Robert Lundy, and Willis Lundy.

Survivors include his 3 children: Jeanette Cofer (Gary) of Cloverdale, Lilac Parker of Cloverdale, and Joseph Lundy (Dawn) of Carbon; grandchildren: Olivia Lundy, Jennifer Lundy, Eric Cofer (Gina), Gary Cofer (Charlie), Anthony Cofer (Sarah), Andrew Cofer (Nikki), Alisha Wenrick (Chris), Anita Gillison, Maria Harrison, Crystal Christi (Donnie), and Phillip Parker; 22 great-grandchildren; and a sister Sarah Hollingsworth (Wayne) as well as several extended family members.

Graveside services will be held at Putnamville Cemetery, at a later date.

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

Bradley Wayne Hanlon

Bradley Wayne Hanlon

SEPTEMBER 2, 1970 – FEBRUARY 5, 2022

 

BRADLEY GAINED HIS ANGEL WINGS THIS MORNING. HE WAS BORN ON SEPT 2, 1970 TO PATRICIA TERRY AND RONALD W HANLON IN GREENCASTLE, IN.

HE LOVED HIS FAMILY, MUSIC, FISHING, PLAYING POOL AND BOWLING. HE PARTICIPATED IN SPECIAL OLYMPICS WITH PCCS. HE WORKED AT MARSH SUPERMARKET AS A BAGGER. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CLOVERDALE AND THE GREENCASTLE MOOSE LODGE.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS SISTER TRICIA BRANHAM GIBSON (LODELL), SISTER N LAW LORI BRANHAM, FATHER RONALD W HANLON, GRANDMOTHER SELENA HANLON, BROTHERS RONNIE E & JEREMIAH HANLON, AUNTS LAVONDA (LOUIE) GARRETT, JUDY ROBERTS, UNCLES DANNY (BUFFY) HANLON, RICHARD (HELEN) TERRY. NEPHEWS BRYCE & LANDON GIBSON, CHARLES JR & ROBERT (WIFE JASMINE) BRANHAM AND NIECE MADELINE GIBSON. GREAT NEICES AUBREY, EMMA, LACEY & MADELYN BRANHAM.

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS MOTHER PATRICIA TERRY PLEAKE, DAD ROBERT BRANHAM JR, BROTHER CHARLES BRANHAM SR, GRANDFATHER RONALD G HANLON, & INFANT SISTER RENE HANLON.

HOPKINS RECTOR OF GREENCASTLE ARE ENTRUSTED WITH CREMATION. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL TAKE PLACE AT A LATER DATE WITH BURIAL IN CLEARVIEW CEMETERY IN BRAZIL.

Doris Evelyn Stoelting

Doris Evelyn Stoelting

NOVEMBER 18, 1929 – FEBRUARY 3, 2022

 

Doris Evelyn Stoelting, 92, of Greencastle passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Asbury Towers Retirement Community.

Doris was born in Sullivan on November 18, 1929 the daughter of Alvin and Adnie (Randsford) Jewell, and was a 1947 graduate of Hymera High School in Sullivan. She received her Nursing License from Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in 1951.

Mrs. Stoelting married the love of her life Robert Charles Stoelting on March 12, 1950. She worked as an Office Nurse for Dr. Haggerty and Dr. Johnson, and also worked at the Putnam County Hospital. She was a Nurse at IBM as well, retiring from Nursing in 1992. Doris was a member of the Washburn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Putnam County Museum, and Greencastle Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her two children, Mark Stoelting, and Carol Stoelting, three nieces and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 69 ½ years, Robert; an infant brother; two brothers, Max Jewell and Keith Jewell; a sister, Lois Jewell-Kirtley; a nephew, Arthur Jewell; and a great-nephew, Eugene LePage.

Service will be held 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at Greencastle Presbyterian Church with Pastor Wes Kendall officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at the church. Burial will take place at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Bethel Cemetery in Freelandville.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to SAWS, C/O Greencastle Presbyterian Church, 653 S Co Rd 100 E, Greencastle, IN 46135, Putnam County Museum, 1108 North Jackson Street, Greencastle, Indiana 46135 or Bethel Church Cemetery Fund 13673 E. State Road 58, Edwardsport, Indiana 47528.

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

Chris Shane Dean

Chris Shane Dean

September 24, 1970 - February 2, 2022

 

Chris Shane Dean, 51, of Terre Haute, Indiana and formerly of Brazil, Indiana, passed away, at home, on February 2, 2022, following a short battle with cancer.

Chris was born on September 24, 1970, in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of James L. and Pamela (Baggett) Dean. Chris attended VanBuren High School. Most recently, Chris had been working for Walmart Distribution, in Greencastle. Chris could fix about anything. He enjoyed working on cars and anything with a motor, fishing, boating, camping, working as a taxi driver, and remodeling homes.

Chris attended the Brazil United Pentecostal Church.

Chris was preceded in death by his father James L. Dean.

Chris is survived by his wife Jenny Dean of Terre Haute; mother Pamela Ellis and husband Jim of Clay City; 5 sons: Christopher Dean of Clearwater, FL, Shane Dean of Clearwater, Fl, Zachary Boggs and wife Kay of Indianapolis, Travis Moore and wife Autumn of Redlands, CA, and Dakota “Cody” Dean and wife Savanna of Clinton, IN; grandchildren: Austin, Andrew, Jamison, Hayden, Traxston, and Ryker; siblings: Michael Weiss and wife Rhonda and James W. Dean and wife Melissa; dear friends: Mitchell Hyde and Kevin Vinzant as well as many extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 4-8pm. Services will be on Saturday, at the funeral home, at 2:00pm with Pastor Anthony Warner officiating. Burial will follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery.

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

Travis Robert McClellan

Travis Robert McClellan

Sept. 14, 1987-Jan. 27, 2022

 

Travis McClellan, 34, passed away Jan. 27, 2022, surrounded by loved ones at Franciscan East after a 23-year battle with kidney disease.

He was born Sept. 14, 1987, at Crawfordsville, to Tammy McClellan.

 

Surviving family members include: his mother, Tammy McClellan; uncle Robert McClellan; aunt Joanna (Jamey) West; and cousins who were more like sisters, Heather (Michael) Farris, Tarrah McClellan, Kimberly (Cory) Benge, Kylie McClellan, Maci West and Makayla West and their children Trinity, Evyn, Jaylen, Lyric, Gibson, Xander, Cooper, Emaree and Barrett.

Honorable mention: “Aunt” Angie Barger and special friend Catherine Bailey for the amazing care they gave Travis as his health deteriorated these last weeks.

Preceding him in death were grandmother Ginger McClellan; grandfather Jerry McClellan; and great-grandparents Don and Joan McClellan and Joe and Anita Rose.

A dear friend wrote this after his passing: Travis was a man of many words. If you didn’t like it, well you were going to hear it anyway. It’s one of the things we loved about Travis; he spoke his mind.

Travis took every opportunity to enjoy life; even when his Heath tried to hold him back. He would push harder and did what he wanted to do. And what he wanted to do was love all that was in his life.

He loved his family, friends, dogs, motorcycles and guns. He loved doing acts of kindness for others: and he most definitely loved to tell a good story and enjoy fireworks.

I would like to think that when Travis let us that out want because his heart failed him, but because he had so much love to give that his heart could not contain all that love.

Until we meet again, may the sun be upon your face as you ride the cloudy skyways of heaven.

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

Donald B. Hayes

Donald B. Hayes

Feb. 16, 1931-Feb. 2, 2022

 

Donald B. “Don” Hayes of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 2, 2022, at Franciscan Health, at the age of 90.

Mr. Hayes was a life-long resident and well-known pharmacist of Crawfordsville. He served his country in the U. S. Army, honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant. Don was a published cartoonist, with his works appearing in the Journal Review and other publications. He was also an avid golfer and fisherman.

Born Feb. 16, 1931, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Russell Hayes and Gertrude Bolen Hayes of Waynetown. Don graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1949 and later earned a degree from the Purdue School of Pharmacy. He married Elisabeth Karger and they were together 66 years until her passing in February 2021.

Surviving family includes: two sons, Mike Hayes and Neil Hayes; daughter Britt Hayes; nephew Rick Hayes; three grandchildren, Corey, Brittany and Jasmine; and two great-granddaughters, Madilyn and Jacqueline.

There will not be a public service at this time. Cremation arrangements were made through Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville.

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

Kenneth Wayne Seybold

Kenneth Wayne Seybold

Jan. 25, 1934-Jan. 31, 2022

 

Kenneth Wayne Seybold of Davison, Michigan, 88, passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, at his residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated noon Tuesday, Feb. 8 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Entombment will immediately follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Outreach East, in Kenneth’s memory.

Kenneth was born in Montgomery County, Indiana on Jan. 25, 1934, son of the late Kenneth and Frances (Dazey) Seybold. Ken graduated from Waveland High School and Indiana State University. Kenneth married Darrieux Taimi on Aug. 27, 1994. Ken retired from Flint Community Schools after many years as an administrator, educator, coach and drivers training instructor. He was a charter member of Davison Country Club and enjoyed golfing with his friends. Ken was an avid sports enthusiast, skilled card player and was a University of Michigan fan. He loved supporting his children and grandchildren in their endeavors. Ken was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, boating and morel hunting. Ken and Darrieux happily spent their winters in Englewood, Florida. His biggest love was spending time with his family.

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife, Darrieux; six children, Sherri (Dan Roesener) Stephens, Steven (Beverly) Seybold, Scott (Beth) Seybold, Stan Seybold, Susan (Ricky) Perrigin and Sandy (Mike) Galarno; step-daughter Alisha (Luther Johnson) Boven; 21 grandchildren, Tyler (Jessica) and Garrett (Rachel) Stephens, Mariah and Hunter Seybold, Tim and Matt (Amber) Seybold, Shaunna and Kyle Seybold, Hope, Seth and Sawyer Perrigin, Ashton, Logan (Kylee) and Addison Galarno, Blake Copeland, Cecilia (Aahron) Morris, Brieanna, Alyssa and Teaghan Boven, Lauren and Luther Johnson; nine great-grandchildren; sister Marilyn (Ed) Allen; and many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by wife, Martha Seybold; sister Ruth Quesnell; stepsons, Patrick, Terrence and Kerry Boven.

Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com.

Nora Anne Livesay Moore Dec. 5, 1921-Jan. 20, 2022

Nora Anne Livesay Moore

Dec. 5, 1921-Jan. 20, 2022

 

Nora Anne Livesay Moore of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, Fla. She was 100 years old.

Born in Rogersville, Tennessee, Nora dedicated herself to the health care profession at an early age. She worked as a Physicians Assistant for six years before joining the Women’s Army Corps in 1953, where she trained as a medical technician. After an honorable discharge, Nora attended Fort Sanders Nursing School in Knoxville, Tennessee, graduating in 1958. Her many years in the nursing profession took her to the emergency room of Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, to isolated mountain communities in East Tennessee, where she served as a public health nurse, and to the Bloomington Healthcare System in Indiana until her retirement in 1989.

Nora’s passion for nursing was second only to her dedication to her family. She was a descendant of one of the first families of Tennessee and a proud member of the Livesay Historical Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Clinton Moore of Crawfordsville; brothers, Hugh Kyle Livesay, William Talmage Livesay, Vance Kate Livesay, Milum Davis Livesay and James Lyons Livesay; and sister Winnie Elsa Livesay Morrow.

She is survived by brothers, Marion Testerman Livesay, Thomas Jackson Livesay and Anderson Doty Livesay and an extensive list of nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, and two 3 times great nieces. To those who loved her, Nora was a lifelong source of comfort and inspiration.

A memorial service and interment is planned for May at Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville.

George R. Benge

George R. Benge

September 17, 1936 - February 3, 2022

 

Mr. George R. Benge, 85, longtime resident of Jamestown, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon. He was born September 17, 1936, in Boone County, Indiana, a son of the late Albert and Ruth Martha (Barnard) Benge.

On October 15, 1955, he was married to Louise (Hedge) Benge in Lebanon, Indiana; she survives.

Raised in Boone County, George attended schools in Jamestown. He was a truck driver all of his working career, retiring from Fox Contractors.

George was a faithful member of the Jamestown Christian Church where he served as elder and deacon. He was delighted to have been awarded the Elder Emeritus Honor. He served as Senior High Sunday School teacher and enjoyed leading the youth in church activities for many years. In addition, he was a member of the Indy 500 Chapter Model T Ford Club of America. George was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who loved his family dearly.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Benge; three children, David M. Benge of Lebanon, Daniel L. Benge of Lebanon, and Teresa (Gregory) Steelsmith of Lebanon; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brother, Samuel Benge of Freedom, Indiana; sister, Nancy Stone of Indianapolis; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by a son, Douglas R. Benge; a daughter-in-law, Terry Lynn Benge; a grandson, Chad Benge; and two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral Services are planned for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at the Jamestown Christian Church, 900 North Lebanon Street, in Jamestown.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Interment will follow services at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Jamestown.

Porter and Hunt Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with his arrangements.

Memorials may be directed in his memory to the Jamestown Christian Church, P.O. Box 147, Jamestown, Indiana 46147.

James Vaughn Jenkins

James Vaughn Jenkins

JANUARY 20, 1936 – FEBRUARY 3, 2022

 

James Vaughn Jenkins, age 86, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2022.

He was born on January 20, 1936 to Rollin V. Jenkins and Wilhelmina (Wickhorst) Jenkins.

James is survived by his children: Sandra Hedrick (Kevin), Duane Jenkins (Carolyn), Dustin Jenkins (Teri), Dean Jenkins; step-children: Dennis Stewart (Sharon), Sheri Tetidrick (David), Janine Worley (Rick), and Steve Pigg (Krissy); along with his several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. James is also survived by his two sisters, Wilma Roman and Margaret Lee.

James served his country in the US Army. He was a member of the US Postal Worker Union and the New Life Fellowship Church.

James had a love for music and playing his harmonica. James also enjoyed working on small engine repairs. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Mary Ann and Janet Jenkins; along with his five siblings: Tony, Pete, Annie, Susie, and Harriett.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 from 1- 2pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. Memorial service will begin at 2pm with Pastor Harpole officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.act.alz.org.

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

Phyllis J. West

Phyllis J. West

October 22, 1933 - February 1, 2022

 

Phyllis J. West, 88 of Brazil, passed away February 1, 2022, at 10:43pm at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility, with her family by her side. She was born October 22, 1933, in Parke, County, the daughter of Fred Arthur Jackman and Gladys White Jackman. She graduated from Bridgeton High School, Class of 1951.

On July 5, 1952, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Wayne West, he survives. This summer they would have celebrated 70 years together. They have been member of the Community Missionary Church for many years.

Phyllis worked as a teaching assistant at Forest Park School, retiring in 1992. In years past, Phyllis and Wayne enjoyed camping and traveling in the United States. She also enjoyed crocheting, reading, and working in the yard of their home. Her most precious time was spent with family and being a grandma.

Survivors include her children, Alan West and wife Penny, and Karen Cooper and husband Jeff all of Brazil; grandchildren, Hannah Mesaeh (Bill), Jessie Riddell (George), Shane Cooper (Heather), and Kayla Dials (Steve); great-grandchildren, William, Elijah, Luke, Abner, Emma, Micah, Gwyneth, Eleanor, Amelia, Maddox, Piper and Bennett; one sister Alice Waldridge; one brother, Larry Jackman (Susan); sister- in- law, Bonnie West; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Odetta Witty, Ruth Anne Pyle, Mary Chaney, Fred Jackman, Jr, and Joan Thompson.

Services will be held Monday at 1:00pm at the Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave, Brazil, IN, with Pastor Kenny Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:30-1 prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Gideon Bibles.

Noah C. Rainey

Noah C. Rainey

Oct. 28, 1992-Jan. 29, 2022

 

Deputy Noah C. Rainey, 29, of Delphi passed away Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, at 1:50 a.m., in Clinton County, from injuries he sustained in an auto accident, while responding to a call from another officer for assistance.

He was born Oct. 28, 1992, in Lafayette, to his late father G. Bruce Rainey, and his mother Victoria J. Martin Hobbs. His marriage was to Maria C. Salter in Crawfordsville, on July 28, 2018, and she survives.

He graduated from Jeff High School in Lafayette in 2010, and from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy on Nov. 13, 2020. He started working for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department in Delphi on Oct. 10, 2018, as a reserve officer. He was hired full-time by the department on Nov. 4, 2019, and has served Carroll County as a sheriff’s deputy since then. Prior to that, he worked for the Tippecanoe County Jail, and at the Plainfield Correctional Facility. He worked at Auto Zone in Lafayette for a while too.

Noah was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123. He enjoyed participating in the extracurricular activities his department would help with, during holidays and other events. His family said, that if Noah saw a need for something to be done, no matter what the circumstances, he would fill it, or help figure out what was best for that particular situation. He loved his job and the people he worked with. He loved to serve and protect his community and those around him.

He enjoyed cars, working on them, and especially detailing them inside and out. He enjoyed being outside, keeping his yard mowed just right, and around his house manicured and kept. He loved music, and had a wide genre list, covering lots of different musicians and songs.

He loved wrestling with his boys, and just hanging out with them, and his dog Joey. Family was everything to Noah, and he dearly loved his wife and sons more than anything. Their happiness was everything to him. He loved his entire family, friends, co-workers and community.

His smile would light up any room he was in, and you could always tell what he was thinking by his smirk, that would give him away. Rest in peace Noah. You served your family, county and community well.

Surviving are: wife Maria C. Rainey of Delphi, and their sons, Easton W. and Nicholas A. Rainey at home; brothers, Matthew and Victoria Welborn of Delphi, Vincent Martin of Lafayette, Zach Hobbs of Lafayette and Adam Hobbs of Lafayette; mother Victoria and Tim Hobbs of Lafayette; in-laws Andrew and Carolina Salter of Crawfordsville; brother Eli M. Rainey of Indiana; and brothers-in-law, Gerard and Sarah Salter of Los Angeles, California, and S. Paul Salter of Elkhart.

Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Saturday at the Delphi Community Middle School. His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Delphi Community High School gymnasium, with the Rev. Todd Ladd officiating, and other law enforcement dignitaries. Noah will be buried at IOOF Memorial Gardens in Pittsburg, with full law enforcement honors and traditions.

The family is strongly suggesting in lieu of flowers, contributions be given in Noah’s memory to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Fund. Envelopes will be available at his service. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, is assisting the family with arrangements, with help from the IN State F.O.P.,and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department.

To view his obit or send an online condolence to the family, visit: http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com.

Barry David Virgin

Barry David Virgin

Sept. 15, 1935-Jan. 30, 2022

 

Barry David Virgin of Crawfordsville passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Jan. 30, 2022, in Naples, Florida. He was 86.

Mr. Virgin was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Crawfordsville and St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Naples. He was a founding member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in West Lafayette and had been a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lafayette. He served his country in the Army in Korea as a member of the 38th parallel machine gun crew.

 

He was a former member of the Crawfordsville Elks, Montgomery County Historical Society, North Montgomery School Board and North Montgomery Band Boosters. He lived at Moorhead Manor Retirement Community in Naples during the winter months, where he was a past board member, member of men’s shuffleboard team and various card groups. He was also a member of the Montgomery County Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association, Tippecanoe Antique Auto Club, Tippecanoe and Montgomery County Pork Producers.

He was a grain and swine farmer for over 35 years. He was involved in 4-H for over 50 years, involving his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, as well as a swine trophy donor. He drove a school bus for the Tippecanoe County School Corp. and was Purdue University Swine Experimental Farm Manager for 10 years. His favorite pastime was taking his grandkids and great-grandkids in his 1929 Shay Model A Replica with a rumble seat to get ice cream. He spent many years traveling, camping and enjoyed collecting antiques. At his winter residence in Naples, he enjoyed fishing and boating.

 

Born Sept. 15, 1935, at Lafayette, Indiana, he was the son of Bernard Virgin and Vera Grieve Virgin. He graduated from Battle Ground High School in 1953. After his time in the service, he graduated from Purdue with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics. He married Barbara Haan Aug. 24, 1957 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Lafayette. She survives.

Surviving family includes: wife Barbara Virgin; son David (Denise) Virgin of Clarks Hill; daughter Mary K. (Don) Smith of Crawfordsville and Naples; daughter Ann (Ron) Rollins of Canton, Georgia; son Joseph (Chris) Virgin of Clarks Hill; daughter Janet (Brian) Droege of Schaumburg, Illinois; two brothers, Thomas (Nancy) Virgin of Indianapolis andRon (Rose) Virgin of Michigan, Florida; sister Tilara (Sonny) Yawn of Vero Beach, Florida; grandchildren, Kylene, Kyle, Kaleb, Konnor, Jessica, Shelby, Brice, Chelsea, Cadie, Macy, Ann, Emily, Blake, along with step-grandchildren, Leah, Valerie and Brian; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Steve Virgin; and grandson Jacob Myers.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 5 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. Mass will be held at noon. He will be laid to rest at St. Boniface Cemetery in Lafayette at 4 p.m.

Donations in memory of Barry Virgin can be made to the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 1306 E. Main St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or Avow Hospice, 1905 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105 or at avowcares.org.

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

Rosemary Munson Turchi

Rosemary Munson Turchi

Oct. 19, 1931-Jan. 27, 2022

 

Rosemary Munson Turchi, 90, died Jan. 27, 2022, in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

The younger daughter of the late Ray and Besse Baird Munson, she was born Oct. 19, 1931, at Terre Haute, and lived in Clinton, Indiana until age 20.

 

She was a 1949 graduate of Clinton High School and of Indiana State University, where she earned an AB in French in 1954. That same summer, she married her high school classmate John Turchi, who had just completed his degree at Purdue University School of Pharmacy.

They began married life in Martinsville, where Mrs. Turchi taught at the high school and Mr. Turchi began his studies in Bloomington at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. The following year they moved to Brownsburg, where Mr. Turchi continued his graduate studies at the IU Indianapolis campus and Mrs. Turchi taught sixth, seventh, and eighth grade language arts at Clermont Elementary School.

Following Dr. Turchi’s completion of his DDS degree, the couple moved to Crawfordsville, where he began his practice. During their early years there, Mrs. Turchi was a housewife and volunteered for various organizations. In later years, she was part of the staff in her husband’s office. They both retired in 1995, and in 1997 they moved to Mt. Pleasant to be near their granddaughters.

In Crawfordsville, Mrs. Turchi was a member and president of Tri Kappa and of the Current Events Club; chapter chairman of the Montgomery County Chapter of the American Red Cross, of which she served as recording secretary for several years and as a board member for over 25 years; and a member of the Crawfordsville Art League, Athenian and Christian Nursing Service board.

While living in Mt. Pleasant, the Turchis were active volunteers with Friends of the Library, Low Country Food Bank, and RSVP, which coordinates retirees’ volunteer service to the community.

Surviving are: her husband of 67 years; son Kenneth (Dax Cabell); and daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Steven Sierko, all of Mt. Pleasant; two granddaughters, Alexandra of James Island, South Carolina and Emily of Mt. Pleasant; nephew Mark Collins (Martha) and their children, Stephen (Christina), Scott (Brooklyn) and Sarah Dills (Caleb); niece Martha Collins Cook (Philip) and their children, Michael (Lauren) and Rachel Lambert (Chris); niece Marilyn Collins Bennett (David) and their children, David (Kristin), Daniel (Kelly), Nicholas, Michelle and Elizabeth; and two great-grand-nephews, and a great-grand-niece. Also surviving are special cousins, Lynda and Charles Huppert, Burtonsville, Maryland (originally from Indianapolis); their daughter and son-in-law Angie and Tracy Lawry and son Hunter, all of Silver Spring, Maryland; and cousin Barbara Turchi Dorfmeyer and her husband, Leroy, and family, Villa Grove, Illinois.

Mrs. Turchi was preceded in death by her parents; her husband’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Turchi; her sister and brother-in-law, Dr. Milton E. and Marian Collins; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 5 in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Mt. Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Montgomery County Community Foundation, the Lowcountry Food Bank or the charity of the donor’s choice.

A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.

Timothy Paul Lee

Timothy Paul Lee

Dec. 13, 1946-Jan. 26, 2022

 

Timothy P. Lee of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday night, Jan. 26, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette, at the age of 75.

He attended Putnam County schools and later earned his GED. He loved driving semis and was employed as a semi driver for many years. He loved spending time with his family, playing Bingo, watching westerns and ID Channel. He also enjoyed the outdoors: mushroom hunting, camping, horseback riding in Brown County and hanging out in his man-cave.

Born Dec. 13, 1946, he was the son of Clarence Isaac Lee and Lillian Harris Lee.

Survivors include: wife of 14 years, Nola Lee; one son, Timothy P. Lee Jr. of Terre Haute; one step-son, Erik Hodges of Cayuga; four daughters, Kimberly Foster, Aletha Lee, Pamela (Donald) Roberts of Indianapolis and Jessica Lee of Terre Haute; three sisters, Mary Helen Dean of Greencastle, Eunice Lee of Terre Haute and Marie (Melvin) Oatman of Texas; two brothers, James (Barb) Lee of Lafayette and the Rev. Clarence (Veda) Lee of Carmel; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; four sisters-in-law, Shelly Hodges, Reva (Tom) Spohr, Trixie (Steve) Conkright and Brenda Taylor; and three brothers-in-law, Randy Hodges, Dave (Chris) Hodges and Larry Hodges, along with two additional sisters-in-law, Mikalyn and Susan Hodges.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7 at One-Way Pentecostal Apostolic Church, 802 Mill St., Crawfordsville, with a service at 2 p.m., led by Pastor Steven Thomas Lee. Cremation will follow the services.

Donations may be made to assist the family with expenses through Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Robert D. 'Bob' Oteham

Robert D. ‘Bob’ Oteham

Dec. 6, 1929-Jan. 30, 2022

 

Robert D. ‘Bob’ Oteham, 92, of rural Williamsport (Marshfield), passed away at 12:52 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, Ascension St. Vincent Hospital Williamsport.

Bob was born Dec. 6, 1929, in Attica, to the late Luella and Ed Oteham. He attended Attica Elementary and High School. In his early years he worked for his father in the family blacksmith shop. Learning the art of blacksmithing, welding, grinding, cutting and machining. Bob was an exceptional student. He saved much of the money he earned in the shop during high school and paid his own way through mechanical engineering school at Purdue University. During the Korean conflict, he was drafted in to the Army where he became a tank instructor at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland.

Shortly after Bob returned from the service the owners of Harrison Steel recruited and hired him as a young engineer. His first project was to improve the cycle time of the open-hearth furnaces at the factory. Bob came up with his own design for a new higher output burner system that improved the cycle times by 50%. Very shortly after that he was promoted to chief engineer where he worked for 25-plus years. When Harrison Steel decided to go in to the machining business Bob was promoted to the head of machining operations where he spent the remainder of his total of 42 1/2 years with the company.

Bob was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the American Legion and a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He loved living on their 160-acre farm near Marshfield. He farmed the property for a number of years himself. His hobby was making things in his workshop. Bob could design and build about anything he set his sights on.

Bob leaves behind his wife Pat Oteham; daughter Roberta (Bertie Scott) of Williamsport; sons, Wayne (Anne) Oteham of Brownsburg, Larry Oteham (Inna Hammond) of Somerset, Kentucky, and Rex (Holli) Oteham of Otterbein; grandchildren, Rich Miles, Kristi (Brooks) Snyder, Ashley (Kyle) Brown, Norma (Robby) McGehee, Eric (Stephanie) Oteham, Lori Oteham and Lauren (Trey) Miller; great-grandchildren, Carson Miles, Aley Brown, Maezi Snyder, Addy Brown, Calvin Snyder. Robby McGehee Jr., Harry McGehee, Cammie McGehee, Aiden Miller and Maggie Oteham; step-sons, Mike (Jennifer) Cunningham and Matt (Kiersti) Cunningham; step-grandchildren, Dylan Cunningham, Bailey Cunningham, Kate Cunningham and Ben Cunningham; and brother Francis (Carol) Oteham.

Preceding him in death are brother Wayne; sister Joan and (Dan) Tucker; grandson Aaron Miles; and step-son Marc Cunningham.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 122 W. Main St., Attica. The gathering will be followed at 3 p.m. with a formal time of sharing and remembrances, lead by his family. Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate is assisting the family.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Attica Eagles.

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

Glen Brant Jr.

Glen Brant Jr.

June 25, 1995-Feb. 1, 2022

 

Glen Brant Jr. of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday night. He was 26.

Glen Jr. was born at Home Hospital in Lafayette, to Glen Brant Sr. and Janey S. Brant. He weighed 2 pounds, 5 ounces and was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at a young age of 15 months old. Glen Jr. struggled and fought every day but was always smiling and always positive.

He was a 2014 graduate of Crawfordsville High School.

His favorite thing was gaming, as he could connect to the world through Xbox live. WWE wrestling was his greatest hobby, along with Forza motorsport. He loved to race and listen to his music. He loved nothing more than to play with his best friend Glen Sr.

Glen Jr. is survived by: father Glen Brant Sr.; mother Janey Carey; step-father David Carey; brother Brandon Brant and sister-in-law, Sara Brant; nephew Bo Brant; grandparents, Bob and Vallis Suiter; along with long-time friends, Cody, Jacob and Kristina Goodnight. Glen Jr. had many aunts, uncles and cousins, whom he loved.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Jordan and Dianna Brant, Jim and Barb Norris, Charles Largent and Irene French.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will begin at 2 p.m., after which he will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery South.

Please consider honoring Glen Jr. with a donation to either the Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation, P.O. Box 776, Carmel, IN 46032 or Muscular Dystrophy Association, 161 N. Clark, Suite 3550, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

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

Jody Kay Stonebraker

Jody Kay Stonebraker

Oct. 25, 1958-Jan. 29, 2022

 

Jody Kay Stonebraker, 63, of Kingman passed away Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, at St. Vincent Indianapolis, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Oct. 25, 1958, to the late Ralph Rennick Jr. and Wandaline (Philpott) Gilliland. She was raised by her mother and step-father Derrell Gilliland. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.

 

Jody was a 1977 graduate of Fountain Central High School. She graduated from Ivy Tech Community College and worked as a LPN for a few years before staying home with her daughters. She then worked at the PolyClinic in Danville, Illinois before spending her last 30 years with Franciscan Health in Crawfordsville in multiple physician offices.

Jody was a loving and caring wife to Billy Stonebraker. They were married Sept. 15, 1978. He survives. She enjoyed watching IU basketball, spending time with her family, going to sporting events and taking care of everyone. You could always find her on the court or at the field cheering on her grandsons.

She was very proud of her two daughters who survive, Jennifer (Mitch) Murphy and Amanda Stonebraker. She was also Nana to her two precious grandchildren, Caden and Carter. She is also survived by her step-father Derrell; mother-in-law Ramona Stonebraker; sisters-in-law, Melody Rennick, Kandy (Bud) Peach, Cindy (Robert) Robinson and Holly (Brian) Peyton; along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends, including her good friend Linda (Jimmy) Janci.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Wandaline; brother Jerry Rennick; father-in-law Bill Stonebraker; and brother-in-law Teddy Stonebraker.

A private family service will be held at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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

Stephen K. Bowen

Stephen K. Bowen

March 29, 1943-Jan. 30, 2022

 

Stephen K. Bowen, 78, a lifelong Thorntown resident, died Jan. 30, 2022, at Signature Healthcare at Parkwood, Lebanon.

He was born March 29, 1943, in Boone County, to “Leonard” K. and “Doris” L. (Jones) Bowen. His first marriage was to Dianna Hosfield. He then married Ledina Lanquell Hoffman on July 5, 1998, at Michigantown. She survives.

Stephen was a 1961 graduate of Thorntown High School a graduate of Indiana Barber College. He had worked as a barber in Crawfordsville for several years, worked 10 years for P.R. Mallory Company in the set-up department in Frankfort, the Thorntown Post Office and retired from the Crawfordsville Post Office where he worked in maintenance. He spent six years in the Indiana National Guard at the Darlington Post. Stephen enjoyed trains, antiquing, Bluegrass music, traveling and loved trips to visit his grandchildren.

He is survived by  wife Ledina Bowen of Thorntown; son Brian (Candy) Bowen of Stilwell, Oklahoma; step-son BJ (Cindy) Hoffman of rural Frankfort; two grandchildren, Brittnie and Hoss Bowen; two great-grandchildren, Niklaus and Darla May; six step-grandchildren, Tori Vann, Trevor Case, Tristen Hoffman, Kyler Mosson, Brandon Mosson and Emily Mosson.

Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 120 S. Powell St., Thorntown.  Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Thorntown.

Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN 46250.  Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Visit online at www.goodwinfuneralhome.com to leave a message for the family.

Alice May (Carroll) Deckard

Alice May (Carroll) Deckard

March 15, 1943-Jan. 29, 2022

 

Alice May (Carroll) Deckard, 78, of Pendleton, transitioned to her heavenly home on Jan. 29, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born March 15, 1943, in Montgomery County, Indiana, and resided most of her life in Crawfordsville. She was born to Frank and Mary (Fielden) Carroll and was the youngest of nine children.

 

Her mother died when she was eight resulting in Alice spending a lot of time in the home of her brother, Russell Carroll, and wife, Ida, and eventually moving in with her sister, Mildred Rhoads, and husband, Robert, and their children, Lloyd and Jan. When living in Peoria, Illinois, she won a contest that led to her naming a lion, King, at the Peoria zoo.

Alice graduated from New Ross High School in 1961, and was in numerous clubs, earning a homemaker award.

She raised her two daughters, Michelle and Lucinda, while working at Kroger in several positions eventually retiring in 2004.

Alice had many friends through her church family at Woodland Heights Christian Church in Crawfordsville and went on several mission trips. She also was a member of a Bunco group, Garden Club, and was involved in her daughter’s Camp Fire Girls activities as leader and board member. Alice volunteered at Hanging Rock Christian Assembly and assisted special needs adults with activities and vacations.

After retirement, she moved closer to her daughter in the Pendleton area where she was involved in other church activities and the Century and Half Club. She would travel often back to Crawfordsville to visit friends. Most importantly, Alice was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Alice is survived by her loving daughters, Michelle (Michael) Fisher of Plymouth, Michigan, and Lucinda (Brad) Peterson of Pendleton; grandchildren, Kayla (Lucas) Dollens, John (Angela) Fisher, Andrea (Andrew) Vojtko and Kiernan Peterson; great-grandchildren, Amberlyn, Lillian, Claire, Artemis and Alaina; sister Patricia (Lloyd) Young; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Edward, Norman, Mildred, Jesse, Russell, Winton and Wilbur.

Family and friends will remember Alice by her sweet smile, cheerful laugh, welcoming arms and helping personality.  There will be a private ceremony and celebration of life at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodland Heights Christian Church, c/o Mission Trips.

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Joseph Earl 'Junior' Plunkett

Joseph Earl ‘Junior’ Plunkett

Nov. 3, 1930-Jan. 30, 2022

 

Joseph Earl “Junior” Plunkett, 91, of Kingman passed away Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute.

He was born Nov. 3, 1930, in Montgomery County, to the late Joseph Earl Sr. and Mary Margaret (Byler) Plunkett.

 

Junior attended Rabb School and proudly served his country in the United States Army in the 78th infantry during the Korean War. On March 7, 1961, he married the love of his life, Emma Lou Sanders, who survives. Throughout the years he worked at the Wallace Lime Pit, General Motors, the Brick Yard in Crawfordsville, was a millwright at the Local 1003-1076 in Indianapolis for over 50 years and owned and operated Plunkett Salvage and Towing in Kingman for over 60 years.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge # 314, a Shiner and 33rd degree Mason; a member of the Kingman American Legion for 60 years, Eastern Star, Civil Defense, Covington VFW lifetime member, and Fountain/Parke County Low12 Club.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Emma; three children, Mike (Gail Langford) Plunkett, Debbie (Glen) Paxton and Kevin (Val) Plunkett; 11 grandchildren, Mikey, Dustin, Jason, Jenny, Jennifer, Natalie, Jacob, Josh, Justin, Kristin and Ryan; 19 great-grandchildren; sister Elsie McClure; brother George (Helen) Plunkett; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Terry Plunkett; grandson Kyle Plunkett; granddaughter Alisha Huffman; brother Everett Plunkett; and sister Kay Schmidt.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman, with Masonic Rites at 6:45 p.m. The service will be at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, with Rodney Coffman officiating and military honors by Legion Post 72 Honor Guard and the United States Army. The service will be recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Fountain County Sheriff K-9 Fund, 439 E. C.R. 50S, Veedersburg, IN 47987 or Kingman Fire Department, P.O. Box 91, Kingman, IN 47952. Burial will follow at Centennial Cemetery.

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

Joseph Earl 'Junior' Plunkett

Joseph Earl ‘Junior’ Plunkett

Nov. 3, 1930-Jan. 30, 2022

 

Joseph Earl “Junior” Plunkett, 91, of Kingman passed away Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute.

He was born Nov. 3, 1930, in Montgomery County, to the late Joseph Earl Sr. and Mary Margaret (Byler) Plunkett.

 

Junior attended Rabb School and proudly served his country in the United States Army in the 78th infantry during the Korean War. On March 7, 1961, he married the love of his life, Emma Lou Sanders, who survives. Throughout the years he worked at the Wallace Lime Pit, General Motors, the Brick Yard in Crawfordsville, was a millwright at the Local 1003-1076 in Indianapolis for over 50 years and owned and operated Plunkett Salvage and Towing in Kingman for over 60 years.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge # 314, a Shiner and 33rd degree Mason; a member of the Kingman American Legion for 60 years, Eastern Star, Civil Defense, Covington VFW lifetime member, and Fountain/Parke County Low12 Club.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Emma; three children, Mike (Gail Langford) Plunkett, Debbie (Glen) Paxton and Kevin (Val) Plunkett; 11 grandchildren, Mikey, Dustin, Jason, Jenny, Jennifer, Natalie, Jacob, Josh, Justin, Kristin and Ryan; 19 great-grandchildren; sister Elsie McClure; brother George (Helen) Plunkett; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Terry Plunkett; grandson Kyle Plunkett; granddaughter Alisha Huffman; brother Everett Plunkett; and sister Kay Schmidt.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman, with Masonic Rites at 6:45 p.m. The service will be at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, with Rodney Coffman officiating and military honors by Legion Post 72 Honor Guard and the United States Army. The service will be recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Fountain County Sheriff K-9 Fund, 439 E. C.R. 50S, Veedersburg, IN 47987 or Kingman Fire Department, P.O. Box 91, Kingman, IN 47952. Burial will follow at Centennial Cemetery.

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

Douglas Eugene Falting

Douglas Eugene Falting

Aug. 9, 1934-Jan. 27, 2022

 

Douglas Eugene Falting, 87, of Waynetown passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, at Whitlock Place in Crawfordsville.

He was born Aug. 9, 1934, at Charlevoix, Michigan, to the late Arthur and Joy (Crandell) Falting.

 

Doug graduated from Charlevoix County School in 1952 and also graduated from Brescia University in Owensboro, Kentucky. He proudly served his country in the United States Army 101 Airborne Division as a Paratrooper and was also a MP. He was a Kentucky State Trooper for 10 years then worked in agricultural sales. He enjoyed golfing, listening to blue grass music, square dancing, he loved his dogs, and spending time with his family. He always had a story to tell you and never knew a stranger. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

On Dec. 31, 1954, he married the love of his life, Helen Morine Hightower, who preceded him in death March 30, 2013.

He is survived by his three daughters, Donna and Rick Hansen of Terre Haute, Pam and Kevin Kellison of Yountsville and Amy and Brett Bollinger of Beulah, Colorado; brother Art and Jane Falting of Charlevoix, Michigan; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Helen; three brothers, Dick, Bill and Don Falting; and sister Beverly Falting.

Cremation was chosen with a graveside service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, with Pastor Loren Stephens officiating. The service will be recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care entrusted with care.

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Robert Glen Lobosky

Robert Glen Lobosky

Oct. 23, 1944-Jan. 31, 2022

 

Robert Glen Lobosky, 77, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, at IU Health Arnett.

Robert was born Oct. 23, 1944, at Gary, Indiana, to the late Stephen and Culetta (Hargrave) Lobosky.

 

Robert graduated from Hamlet High School in 1963 and proudly served his country in the United States Army. During his time in the Army, he served in the Vietnam War and was a Purple Heart recipient. He married Donna Jean Montgomery on July 25, 1970; she survives.

Robert worked for Conrail/ CSX Railroad starting in 1970 and retiring in 2005. He enjoyed woodworking and feeding the birds and squirrels. Robert was an IU fan and also enjoyed mowing and taking care of his lawn. He was a member of the Crawfordsville VFW.

Robert is survived by his wife, Donna of Crawfordsville; son Robert Lobosky of Wilmington, North Carolina; daughter Michelle (Dwayne) Howard of Crawfordsville; three grandchildren, Jacob, Peyton and Cole; siblings, Dixie Tippins of Tampa, Florida, Stephen Lobosky Jr. of Paoli and Mary Woolley of Plymouth; nieces and nephews, Charles Lemond, Gaines Burns, Diana Jeter, Troy Lobosky, Eric Lobosky, Karla Glore and Sandy Woolley; and his dogs, Dillon and Marley.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Lenora Lemond and Betty Kupper. 

There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7 at Mace Community Cemetery, with military honors conducted by the National Guard and Post 72 Honor Guard. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care is entrusted with Care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Montgomery County Animal Welfare League, 1104 Big 4 Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Randall Lee Francis

Randall Lee Francis

Sept. 7, 1954-Jan. 31, 2022

 

Randall Lee Francis, 67, of Crawfordsville went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 31, 2022, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Randy, as he was affectionately called, was born on September 7, 1954, in Crawfordsville to Phillip and Sharon (McClain) Francis. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1973. He worked at Mid-States Wire for 26 years. In 1999, Randy co-founded Midwest Bale Ties Inc. Randy sold Midwest Bale Ties in 2015 to enjoy an early retirement. Randy also farmed crops and was involved in 4-H, and he cherished his time with his children, grandchildren and friends at pig shows around the state and country. He loved attending Colts games and Purdue basketball games (despite being a lifelong IU fan). He was a member of Woodland Heights Christian Church.

Randy is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Brenda (McAlister) Francis. He is also survived by his children, Danielle Francis of Crawfordsville, Leslie (Brandon) Peacock of Crawfordsville, Frank Bowles of Indianapolis and Erin (Matthew) Meyers of Carmel; his grandchildren, Cade Burris, Carson Burris, Claire Peacock, Blaine Peacock and Edith Meyers; and great-grandchild Landon Lee Burris. Also surviving are his brothers, Jeff (Tricia) Francis of Sharpsburg, Georgia, and Chris (Colleen) Francis, Scott Francis and John David Francis, all of Crawfordsville; and his sisters, Debbie Francis of Acworth, Georgia, Sally Tribbett of Bradenton, Florida, Pamela Bagley of St. Augustine, Florida, Amy (David) Peters of El Paso, Texas and Carla (Roy) Hurt, Kimberly Francis and Keri Francis, all of Crawfordsville. He is also survived by his step-mother Carol Francis, aunt Penny Sterling and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who felt like family. Randy is preceded in death by his parents; brother Michael Francis; and sister Jan Francis Sullivan.

 

Randy was truly one of a kind. He will be remembered for his huge heart and gift of gab. Randy never met a stranger and took a genuine interest in peoples’ lives. He was hard-working, generous, honest, reliable, encouraging and had the patience of Job. Randy had a smile on his face everywhere he went. He touched an innumerable number of lives and will be sorely missed by many.

Friends and family are invited to visit Randy 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville. The celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 at the funeral home. The service will be live-steamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

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

In lieu of flowers, feel free to donate in Randy’s honor to the Montgomery County 4-H, Inc.: https://montgomery-county-4-h-inc.square.site/#ADhkQt or the Franciscan Health Foundation, c/o Lafayette East Cancer Center, 1501 Hartford Street, Lafayette, IN 47904.

Betty B. Nasser

Betty B. Nasser

MAY 28, 1927 – FEBRUARY 2, 2022

 

Betty B. Nasser, age 94, of Clinton, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. Betty was born May 28, 1927.

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

Cheryl Hunt

Cheryl Hunt

February 1, 2022

 

Cheryl Hunt of Cloverdale passed away February 1st, 2022.

 

She is survived by her 3 children; 2 son-in-laws; 2 sisters; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

 

She was a loving woman and loved by all.

 

“ I Will Love Thee In Life, I

Will Love Thee In Death,

And Praise Thee As Long As

Thou Lendest Me Breath;

And Say, When The Death-Dew

Lies Cold On My Brow; If Ever

I Loved Thee, My Jesus, ‘Tis Now.”

 

 Condolences may be sent at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Garry "Noodle" McDonald

Garry "Noodle" McDonald

July 16, 1954 - January 31, 2022

 

Mr. Garry W. “Noodle” McDonald, 67, of Jamestown, Indiana, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2022, at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon. He was born in Lebanon, Indiana on July 16, 1954; a son of the late Charles and Lola (Thompson) McDonald

He was a 1972 graduate of Granville Wells High School.  Garry was a forklift operator for Raybestos Powertrain Company in Crawfordsville over 35 years. He later owned and operated G & S Tire & Sales in Jamestown for many years. 

Garry was an avid fan of hot rods and old classic cars. He was a hard worker who was devoted to his community, family and friends.

He leaves behind his son: Korey McDonald of Jamestown, Indiana.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 7, 2022, at Porter & Hunt Funeral Home and Crematory, 315 West Main Street in Jamestown, Indiana.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Jamestown. The family would appreciate that masks be worn during visitation.

Garry will be laid to rest at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Jamestown.  

James D Sheese

James D Sheese

March 10, 1940 - January 31, 2022

 

James Dale Sheese, 81, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, on January 31, 2022.

Jim was born on March 10, 1940, in Clay County, Indiana, the son of Chelas and Marie (Rader) Sheese. He attended VanBuren High School and then graduated from Cloverdale High School with the class of 1958. While he was in high school, he played basketball and excelled as a baseball pitcher. Jim graduated from Indiana State University where he played both basketball and baseball. He graduated in 1963 after earning a master’s degree in education. Jim married Deanna Ratcliff on March 9, 1963. They moved to Russellville, Indiana, where Mr. Sheese taught 5th grade at Russellville Elementary School for 6 years. They moved back to Brazil where Jim spent the rest of his career with Clay Community Schools. He taught at the Brazil Junior High School, Brazil High School, Staunton High School, and Northview High School. Jim coached baseball, basketball, track, and cross country for many years. He also taught Physical Education, Health, Science, Biology, Drivers Education, and Survival Training. Jim served as a camp counselor at DePauw University Drug and Alcohol Abuse Summer Camp. He served as a Brazil City Council member for 20 years.

When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed squirrel and deer hunting, fishing, wood working, and taking care of his beloved truck. Jim dearly loved his kids and grandkids who brought so much joy to his heart. He enjoyed spending time watching them excel in sports and other extracurricular activities.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents Chelas and Marie Sheese and his sister Marilyn Whittington.

Jim is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years Deanna Sheese; 3 children: Jamee Reberger (John) of Brazil, Sheri Sheese (Pam) of Michigan, and Zacree Sheese (Autumn) of Brazil; grandchildren: John Adam Reberger, Lauren Allen (Shea), Macalister James Sheese, Kasen, and Azira; great-granddaughter: Amelia “Millie” Allen; brother-in-law Warren Whittington; as well as many extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Services will follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor Mark Grayless officiating. Burial will be held at Union Cemetery, at a later date.

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

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

Eleanor M Taylor

Eleanor M Taylor

MAY 23, 1928 – JANUARY 29, 2022

 

Eleanor M. Taylor, 93, of Greencastle and formerly of Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022. She was born on May 23, 1928 in Chrisman, Illinois to Chandler O. Mitchell and Leona Edwards Mitchell. Eleanor was a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, and had taught Home Living in the Wayne Township MSD.

Her parents and three brothers, Chandler Mitchell, John Mitchell and James Mitchell preceded her in death.

She married the love of her life, James M. Taylor on December 24, 1949.

Surviving are her husband of 72 years, James; three children, Michael J. Taylor, Jane Taylor-Holmes, and Janet K. Genovese and husband Joseph; six grandchildren, Laren Barnhill and husband Brad, Melissa Taylor, James Taylor and wife Alex, Richard Taylor and wife Meagan, Ellie Genovese and Hannah Genovese; twelve great-grandchildren, Christopher Owens, Keaton Barnhill, Mitchell Owens, Connor Owens, Katie Owens, Averee Barnhill, Brady Barnhill, Abigail Taylor, Isabelle Taylor, Aadan Taylor, Jordyn Coupe, and Brooke Coupe; sister-in-law Joan Taylor, and several nieces and nephews.

Eleanor was a long time member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, where she was instrumental in the Ugly Quilts project through the Rainbow Circle. This project provided Quilts for the Homeless.

She started the Red Hat Society in the Summit Place Retirement Community.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 1 P.M. at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, 602 East Washington Street, with Pastor Mike Biggs officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 AM until time of services at the funeral home. Interment will be at Boone Hutcheson Cemetery.

The family gratefully acknowledges Pat Conerly, for her longtime care of both Eleanor and James as well as Dr. Craig Johnson, and the caring staff of Mill Pond.

Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.BittlesandHurt.com.

William George Calhoun

William George Calhoun

OCTOBER 22, 1950 – JANUARY 30, 2022

 

William George Calhoun, age 71, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2022. William was born October 22, 1950.

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

Phil Moore

Phil Moore

April 6, 1946 - January 28, 2022

 

Phillip Ray Moore, 75, passed away January 28, 2022 at Union Hospital. Philip was born to the late Norman and Freda (Case) Moore on April 6, 1946 in Sullivan County.
Phil worked for over 37 years at General Housewares prior to retirement. Phil loved to help people, no matter what someone needed, Phil was there. He had a mowing business for over 20 years. Phil loved to tell stories and share memories.
Phil is preceded in death by his son, Jeff Moore.
Phil is survived by his wife of many years, Ramona Moore, children, Steve Bennett, Danny Bennett (Tricia), John Bennett (Amy), and daughter Michelle, grandchildren, Ashley, Skylar, Kaleigh, Johnny, Sonny, Erik, and Blaze, siblings, Joann Bedwell and Duane Moore (Toni). He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held Friday, February 4th from 12-2 at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Avenue in Brazil. A funeral service will begin at 2 PM. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery.

Harry Cooksey

Harry Cooksey

April 1, 1928 - January 30, 2022

 

Harry Cooksey, 93 of Brazil, passed away January 30, 2022, at 10:38pm at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born April 1, 1928, in Brazil, IN. the son of Roy Cooksey and Anna Parksey Cooksey.

As a young man, Harry worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He worked repairing tracks and was skilled in working heavy equipment. He later worked at the Logan Clay Plant, and then worked at Great Dane when they came to Clay County.

He has been a member of the Brazil Moose Lodge and the Eagles. Harry always put out a garden, kept his yard mowed and cared for all the dogs that people left near his house. He had a soft spot in his heart for dogs.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Jerry, and Toni Cooksey of Reelsville; grandchildren, Tammy Rollings (Brent), Christy Mayfield (Chris), Jana Yeley (Eric), Brian Lawson, Michelle Lawson-Wade, Nathan Atkinson (Charrisse), Matthew Atkinson (Jen), Joseph Atkinson (Cairin), Sarah Lawrence (George); 21 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Sherry Lynn Cooksey Lawson; his first wife June Cooksey; his last wife, Loretta Cooksey; one brother George Cooksey and one sister Betty Hargis.

Services will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 1:00pm at French Funeral Home with grandson, Matthew Atkinson officiating. Burial will follow at Croy’s Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11-1. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Clay County Human Society, 8280 N Co RD 125 W, Brazil, IN. 47834.

 

Leon Eugene Hofmann

Leon Eugene Hofmann

January 19, 1941 - January 30, 2022

 

Leon Eugene Hofmann, 81, of Cory, Indiana, passed away at Union Hospital on January 30, 2022 following an apparent heart attack.

Leon was born on January 19, 1941, in Brazil, Indiana, the son of Karl and Masil (Unger) Hofmann. He graduated from Cory High School with the class of 1959. He worked as a farmer all of his life. Leon was a Christian and an avid football and basketball fan. He especially enjoyed watching the Purdue Boilermakers.

Leon was preceded in death by his parents Karl and Masil Hofmann.

Survivors include his 4 sons: Perry Hofmann, Shan Hofmann, Randy Hofmann, and Jason Hofmann; grandchildren: Summer Hofmann, Autumn (Neal) Beatty, Jared Hofmann, Matthew Hofmann, Cory Hofmann, Nicholas Hofmann, April (Brendon) Cash, Ashton (Ryan) Cuffman, and Aaron (Sarah) Hofmann; great-grandchildren: Matthew Lane, Joell, Hazel, Declan, Liam, Ava, Nolan, Jackson, Connor, Samuel, Silas, and Aaden; a brother Stanley (Janet) Hofmann; nephews: Ivan (Angel) Hofmann and Lance (Christa) Hofmann; and his long-time companion Carolyn Crane.

Services will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East Eighth St. Clay City, Indiana 47841, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 1:00. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home, on Tuesday, from 11:00 AM until time of services.

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

Gary Robert Lane

Gary Robert Lane

Feb. 13, 1956-Jan. 28, 2022

 

Gary Robert Lane of Crawfordsville passed away Friday morning, Jan. 28, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette, at the age of 65.

Gary made the most of his dash. He lived his life helping people and was truly one of a kind. He worked at Prowler and RR Donnelley before becoming self-employed in the scrap business. He also worked at Walden Recycling, assisting people and giving them a smile or a wave from his truck.

 

Born Feb. 13, 1956, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Robert Lane and Ruth Spencer Lane. He graduated from North Putnam in 1975.

Survivors include: brother Greg (Dawn) Lane of Crawfordsville; long-time friend Kathy Haltom; uncle Larry (Jill) Spencer of Crawfordsville; and several aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and brother Kim Miller.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Feb. 5 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville. He will be laid to rest at the Russellville Cemetery at a later date.

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

Madge Gill

Madge Gill

Sept. 18, 1934-Jan. 29, 2022

 

Madge Gill, 87, of Crawfordsville passed away surrounded by family and love at her home Saturday morning, Jan. 29, 2022.

Madge waited tables at the Turkey Run Inn, worked at RR Donnelleys and on the farm, but mostly she was a homemaker who took care of her family. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1952.

 

Born Sept. 18, 1934, at Metcalf, Illinois, she was the daughter of Joseph Pugh and Naomi Bartlett Pugh. She married Dick Perry on Dec. 14, 1954. They divorced. She married Joe Gill on May 31, 1975. He passed away Sept. 27, 2014.

Surviving family includes: her children, Mike (Lori) Pugh, Rhonda (Don) Allison, Craig (Debbi) Perry, Susan Perry and Denise Conkright; step-children, Laura Jean (Greg) Gooding, Kathy (Tom Long) Page and Kenny (Debbie) Gill; grandchildren, Jacie, Sarah, Bobby, Shelby, Doug, Brent, C.J., Carli, Ashley, Jared, Kelly Jo, Dustin, Christopher, Jennifer, Stephanie, Eric, Lauran, Alli, Aerik, Lucy,Hayden, Bella, Kinzie, Lux and Mayvin; great-grandchildren, Logan, Gage, Blaine, Owen, Evee, Baylee, Maddie, Cooper, Briley, Brinkley, Peyton, Kayden, Quenten, Clayton, Aniston, Zoe, Shelby, Ben, November, Hurley, Nora Grace, Kellan and Theo; three great-great-grandchildren; caregiver and special niece, Jackie Thompson; caregiver, friend and neighbor Martha Ruffner; 10 sisters, Carla “Betsy” Knight, Mettie “Loraine” Cross, Nancy Kinkead, Nola Jane Parker, Mary Jo Farley, Janet (Ron) Lehr, Margaret “Peg” (Dave) Peebles, Carolyn Sue Thomas, Donna Poole, Candy (Greg) Gray; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parent; loving husband, Joe Gill; sister Beverly; and brother John.

There will not be a public visitation. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Rush Creek Cemetery in Tangier, with Pastor Tim Lueking officiating.

Donations in memory of Madge Gill may be made to the Disabled American Veterans through the Crawfordsville VFW, 117 N. Water St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Shirley Strean

Shirley Strean

Jan. 9, 1936-Jan. 28, 2022

 

Shirley Strean of Veedersburg passed away Jan. 28, 2022, at her home, with her family at her side.

Shirley was born Jan. 9, 1936, in rural Veedersburg, the daughter of the late Clifford and Margaret Jenks. In September of 1959, she married Larry Strean. He preceded her in death.

She is also preceded in death by son Michael Hay; sister Jacqueline Jenks; and many other family and friends.

She is survived by daughter Denise (Jeff) Duncan, Veedersburg; two granddaughters, Courtney Rogers and Jessica (Brad) Keller; step-granddaughter Amber (Michael) Pickett, all of Veedersburg. She has eight beautiful great-grandchildren, Austin, Ethan, Ashley, Hayden, Colin, Noah, Lucas and Thomas, all of which she loved dearly. She is also survived by brother Duane “Bud” (Marlene) Jenks of Veedersburg.

As a family we would like to send a big thank you to her caregivers for taking such great care of her; Rebecca Wilson, Jackie Waddell, Kim Baker and Natalie Carnahan. Thank you all for taking such good care of mom. And to Guardian Angel Hospice, you were all awesome.

Also a big thank you to Jimmy Coulter, you have been in our lives since 2001, I know my mom and dad thought of you as one of their own. Thank you for everything you have done for them.

Shirley was known for making the best mush, stewed apples, bread pudding and cabbage soup. But most of all she lived for the flea markets and rummage sales. She was a wonderful Avon Lady in her earlier years, and believe me it’s still in her house. She will definitely be missed by all that loved her.

Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg, with Pastor Dave Sims officiating. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday and continue until the time of service. Burial will be at Rockfield Cemetery near Veedersburg.

In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorial contributions be given to CFL Animal Rescue.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

Ulisha A. Thompson

Ulisha A. Thompson

Jan. 20, 2022

 

Ulisha A. Thompson of Lafayette passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. She was 49.

She was a graduate of North Putnam High School and Ivy Tech Community College.

She is survived by two sons, Austin and Seth; and daughter Jadyn Burchett. She is also survived by sister Bambi (Jeremy) Gray; mother Maryln Evans; and father Jim (Theresa) Kirby.

To respect the family’s wishes, there will be no viewing or service.

Robert D. 'Bob' Oteham

Robert D. ‘Bob’ Oteham

Jan. 30, 2022

 

Robert D. “Bob” Oteham, 92, of rural Williamsport (Marshfield), passed away at 12:52 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital Williamsport. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Visit www.familyandfriendsfh.com.

Lois Carolyn Coverdale

Lois Carolyn Coverdale

May 3, 1936-Jan. 29, 2022

 

Lois Carolyn Coverdale, 85, of Veedersburg passed away Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, at Franciscan Health Crawfordville.

She was a retired seamstress for Steel-Grip in Kingman and Covington with many years of service. Earlier she was a cook for Southmont High School cafeteria.

 

She was born May 3, 1936, at Rosedale, to the late James Harold Keller and Nona Maye Miller Keller Spurr. Her husband of 64 years, Cliston Leon Coverdale, whom she married June 2, 1956, at Judson, preceded her in death April 2, 2021.

Survivors include: her children, Deborah (Dale) Linville of Kentland, Rodger (Susie) Coverdale of Monticello, Rebecca (Terry) Lovins of Port Charlotte, Florida and Rhonda Coverdale of Veedersburg; brother Richard Spurr of Maryland; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her step-father Lester Spurr and siblings, Thomas, Melvin and Kenneth Dean Spurr and Beverly Sue Harney.

 

She was a graduate of Marshall High School and Harold’s Beauty Academy in Terre Haute. She was a member of New Life Fellowship Church in Terre Haute. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, sewing and ceramics.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, 281 N. Main St., Rosedale, with Pastor Everett Davenport officiating. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation is from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home.

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

Amanda Marie 'Mandy' (Robertson) Leis

Amanda Marie ‘Mandy’ (Robertson) Leis

April 14, 1977-Jan. 4, 2022

 

Amanda Marie “Mandy” (Robertson) Leis, of Buffalo, Indiana, formerly of Colfax, Indiana, died unexpectedly in her home Jan. 4, 2022.

Amanda was born April 14, 1977, in Frankfort, a daughter of Dan and Jeanna (Good) Robertson, both of Colfax.

On Oct. 13, 2007, she was married to Jeremy Leis. He survives.

Amanda was a 1995 graduate of Western Boone High School. She attended Indiana State University, Terra Haute, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology in 1999. She worked more than 20 years for the Indiana Department of Corrections, serving several positions and earning many awards, including Counselor of the Year in 2021.

She was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Beta Pi Chapter and served the Buffalo Christmas Light Committee and Buffalo Daze Board.

Survivors include: husband Jeremy Leis, Buffalo; daughter Autumn Leis, Buffalo; parents, Dan and Jeanna (Good) Robertson, Colfax; sister Melissa (Derek) Johnson, Daphne, Alabama; brother Joseph Robertson, Muncie; grandmothers, Nellie Robertson and Sue Good, both of Mulberry; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dick “Otto” and Pat Leis, Buffalo; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Robert Good and Charles “Dan” Robertson; and aunt Carla Jane (Robertson) Wollenhaupt.

Funeral services were conducted Jan. 10 at Miller-Roscka Funeral Home, Monticello. A celebration of life memorial will be conducted at a later date for local family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be mailed to P.O. Box 291, Buffalo, IN 47925, to establish an education fund for her daughter, Autumn.

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