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Kenneth Ray Pearson

Kenneth Ray Pearson

June 15, 1973-April 23, 2022

 

Kenneth Ray Pearson, 48, passed peacefully in his sleep at his home in Lafayette, on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

He was born in June 15, 1973, at Clinton, and grew up in Rockville with his parents, Jack and Jonnie Lou Overpeck.

At Rockville High School, Kenny enjoyed baseball and all things Star Wars but during those years, football was his life. He built friendships and life skills on the field that helped shape his future. He graduated in 1991 and went to work at Heritage Products. He was a self-taught control engineer and moved to Ohio to help during the start-up years at OTC Daihen, then moved back home to Indiana in 2006 and worked for Masterguard. True to his Parke County roots, Kenny enjoyed hunting (and eating) morel mushrooms and shared that with his kids. He had a gift when it came to playing with his grandchildren and we will forever hold those memories close to our hearts.

Kenny is survived by ex-wife and friend, Suzi Pearson; children, Trent Brock, Tayler (Colton) Evans, Karlie (Cory) Teeter, Payton Pearson and Maitlin Pearson; honorary son, Garrett Blankenbeckler; grandchildren, Micah, Ellie, Paige, Case and Gavin; his black Labrador best friend, Abbey; and his favorite dad joke, “Hi, Hungry. I’m Dad!”

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandmother Marjorie Day; and great-grandparents, Kenneth and Bertie Hickman.

An open house style wake will be held for family and friends 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, Crawfordsville.

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

Ruth M. (Perry) Kelp

Ruth M. (Perry) Kelp

Feb. 11, 1941-April 27, 2022

 

Ruth M. (Perry) Kelp, 81, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in her New Richmond home.

She was born Feb. 11, 1941. She was married to Keith Kelp on Dec. 24, 1963. He is deceased. Together they had three children, Richard (Janeice) Kelp, Kristine (Joe) Emerson and Karen (Kevin) Milburn.

She was blessed with 10 wonderful grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Ruth was a member of the Women’s Army Corp, a branch of the Army.

She loved volunteering  for the Sheltie Rescue of Greater Lafayette and rescued and fostered many shelties in her home. Ruth was a loving and caring person and would help any one who needed it.

She is survived by sister Sue (Dave) Short of New Richmond

Per her request, she has chosen to not have visitation and services.

She will be loved and missed by many.

Betty L. Royer McBee

Betty L. Royer McBee

Aug. 14, 1928-April 27, 2022

 

Betty (French) Royer McBee, 93, died Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Aug. 14, 1928, in rural Crawfordsville, the daughter of the late Earl French Sr. and Mary Gooding French. She was a cheerleader at Linden High School, graduating in 1946. She married John Royer and raised a family of five children. Their love was shortened with his death in 1965. She later enjoyed 25 years of marriage with Walter “Sonny” McBee before his death in 2018. She worked 27 years for Tipmont REMC, retiring in 1993.

Betty enjoyed her activities with American Legion Axillary and Darlington Methodist Church. She played bridge, euchre and bingo, traveled and watched horse racing for horses raised on the farm. She rooted for basketball and football games at Darlington High School, Purdue, IU and the Colts. Their best times were enjoying children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include: children, Patti (Roger) Johnson, Dick (Candy) Royer, Pam Thomas, Penny (Steve) Pitcock and David Royer; step-children, Dean (Beth Goodlet) McBee, Lori (John) Greavu and John Keffer; sisters, Linda Thompson and Rosemary Lyons; grandchildren, Janee (Mark) Money, Julie (Barry) Scales, Joshua (Cyndi) Bell, Aaron (Jill) Royer, Brian (Jenn) Royer, JJ (Vanessa) Bell, Breanna (Tyler Cline) Royer, Shawn Pitcock, Paige Pitcock, Bodie Royer, KC (Chisolm) Kinder, Chandler Fields, Mackenzi Mitchell, Christian Greavu, Colt (Katy)Keffer; great-grandchildren, Jarron, Kaiden, Calin, Charli, Benjamin, Alexander, Bay, Cassius, Colton, Sydney and Aspyn; and several nieces and nephews.

Her death was preceded by son-in-law Gene Thomas; sister Dorothy Stockdale; brother Earl French Jr.; and step-daughter Terri Keffer.

Visitation will be at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville, at noon Monday, May 2 until the funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial afterward at Greenlawn Cemetery, Darlington.

The family would like to extend its gratitude to Dr. Mathison and his staff, Susan Hampton RN, Paramedic Medicine Program and Brian McCoy and Southern Care Hospice, especially Nurse Paige for providing such loving care to Betty and to the Burkhart family for their support and guidance.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Darlington American Legion Auxiliary Post 302, P.O. Box 314 Darlington, IN, or Linden Methodist Church, P.O. Box 38, Linden, IN.

Mariah Evelyn Julio

Mariah Evelyn Julio

July 26, 1949-April 23, 2022

 

Mariah Evelyn Julio, 76, of Crawfordsville passed away unexpectedly from a coronary in her home on April 23, 2022. Mariah was born July 26, 1949, at Brazil, Indiana, to Albert and Elsie Mae Zentko. Mariah graduated from Schulty High School in Terre Haute and received her nursing degree from St. Anthony School of Nursing, Terre Haute.

Mariah was a long time nurse at Community Hospital in Anderson before beginning work as a patient advocate at Anthem Insurance Company.

Survivors include: sisters, Linda (Lee) Burnside, Debbie Clapp and Kim (Dyke) Largent, all from Crawfordsville; step-children, Vince (Melissa) Roddy, Illinois and Jeff (Qinugan) Roddy, Alaska; six beloved grandchildren; and two nephews, Aaron (Sara) Clapp, Darlington and Brandon Largent, Navajo, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother George Zentko; and brother-in-law Mark Clapp.

Mariah was an adventurer and was never happier than when she was traveling. As winter eased, she had recently been recharged by a few day trips. Mariah’s dream and plan was to travel the world once she no longer needed to care for her beloved cat, Gidget. While she did not recognize that goal, family and friends take joy in knowing that the vistas she is experiencing now with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in heaven, are much more wonderful than any of this earth’s.

In retirement, Mariah pursued many interests. She began to paint using acrylic paints and watercolor and became involved as an artist at the Athens Art Gallery in Crawfordsville. She participated in several art shows and enjoyed learning new techniques.

An avid reader, Mariah often spoke of her happy childhood memories of taking a book and an apple and finding a shady spot under a tree to spend the afternoon. Mariah continued her love of the written word by writing and publishing materials for both adults and children. Her work was published in Writer’s Digest, Chicken Soup for the Soul; Inspiration for Nurses, and various magazines such as Woman’s World, Good Old Days, Reminiscence, and Country. She was also involved with several writers groups that helped her hone and use her skills that all may improve. Mariah loved opportunities to promote reading. For those who wish to honor Mariah’s memory, you are invited to make a memorial donation to the Ladoga-Clark Twp. Public Library, P.O. Box 248, Ladoga, IN, 47954, where her sister, Debbie is library director.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 3 at Burkhart Funeral Home, led by Father Michael Bower. Visitation will begin an hour prior to the service.

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

Lester Paul Conkright

Lester Paul Conkright

May 4, 1959-April 26, 2022

 

Lester Paul Conkright, 62, of Crawfordsville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

He was born May 4, 1959, to the late Clayton and Cynthia (Fulford) Conkright. He was a life-long member of the Fremont Street Baptist Church. He was a 1977 graduate of North Montgomery High School. He married Brenda McCart on Dec. 19, 2015.

He was self-employed and worked construction. He enjoyed fishing, the beach and his family, especially his grandchildren. His grandchildren were the highlight of his life.

He is survived by: his wife, Brenda of Crawfordsville; children, Ashley (Carl) Thompson of Burlington, Kentucky, and Jared Conkright, Ryan (Heather) Bixler, Tyler (Erin) Bixler and Zach (Alexis) Fruits, all of Crawfordsville; seven grandchildren, Briley, Brinkley, Braydan, Hannah, Madison, Ethan and Brooklynn; brothers, Randy (Gina) Conkright of Henderson, Nevada and Dale (Jane) Conkright of Crawfordsville; and sister Carletta Woodruff of Buffalo, South Carolina.

In addition to his parents, Lester was preceded in death by his sister, Wanda Conkright.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 29 at Fremont Street Baptist Church. Services will begin at 1 p.m., led by Pastor Dan Aldrich. After the service, he will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery North. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

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

Robert Clay 'Bob' Miles

Robert Clay ‘Bob’ Miles

Sept. 16, 1931-April 24, 2022

 

Robert Clay “Bob” Miles, 90, known by his bricklayer friends as “mousey,” went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 24, 2022, while at Mill Pond Rehab in Greencastle. A resident of Heritage Lake, Coatesville, Bob loved to fish, bird hunt, garden and play pool.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Donna Mae (Blois) Miles and four children, Carla Beth Huestis Wilson (Greg), Loretta Jane Pingleton Bales, William Neal Miles (Lori), Robert Kell Miles (Tammy).

He was preceded in death by son Steven Edward Miles and grandson Robert Tyler Miles. The Miles family includes 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Bob’s sisters are Beverly Ann Miles Smyth (John) and Linda Carol Miles Wineman (Larry). Deceased brothers were Donald Lee Miles and Freddie Wayne Miles (Lavonna).

Bob was born Sept. 16, 1931, to Robert Leroy Miles and Julia Jean O’Hair Miles Bachert. Bob graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1949. He served in Korea in the Army as a staff sergeant. May 10 would have been Bob and Donna Miles’ 70th wedding anniversary.

Funeral services will be held at Grace Baptist Church (Hwy. 75 just north of Hwy. 40) at 2 p.m. Friday, May 6, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Burial will be in Bainbridge Cemetery following services. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home was in charge of cremation.

Ruth (Bade) Genter Oct. 28, 1931-April 25, 2022

Ruth (Bade) Genter

Oct. 28, 1931-April 25, 2022

 

Ruth (Bade) Genter, 90, of Crawfordsville went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 25, 2022.

She was born in East Berlin, Germany on Oct. 28, 1931, to the late George Ernst and Erna Margaret (Brotke) Bade.

Ruth graduated from Mahzdorf High School in East Berlin, Germany during World War II. She came to the United States in 1947 and lived in New Jersey. In 1971 she moved to California and on May 30, 1972 she married the love of her life, Bennie Genter. He preceded her in death Jan. 20, 2016. Throughout the years she worked at RCA for 20 years, five years at Newcomb Electronic and retired from Moore Industries International after 20 years where she worked as a quality control inspector for the computer motherboard for the Space Shuttle. She lived in California for 38 years and after her and Bennie retired, they relocated to Crawfordsville in 2009. She was a member of the Open Bible Church in Tunjunga, California and Woodland Heights Christian Church in Crawfordsville.

Ruth enjoyed crocheting, gardening, watching her birds on all her bird feeders and spending time with her family. She was a prayer warrior, helping hand and a strong Christian woman.

She is survived by daughter Rachael (Martin) Smith of Susquehanna, Pennsylvania; son Randolph (Susan Weber) Colon of Crawfordsville; sister Karin Morales of Utah; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her dear friend, Martha Bell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bennie; son Raul Colon Jr.; sister Helga Colon; and brother George Bade.

A visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Wednesday, May 4 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m., with Pastor Steve Wilke officiating. The service will be live-steamed and recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Entombment with follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Crawfordsville Fire Department, Franciscan Hospice or Woodland Heights Christian Church.

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

Howard Harry McAnulty

Howard Harry McAnulty

Nov. 6, 1928-April 26, 2022

 

Howard Harry McAnulty, 93, of Ladoga passed away peacefully on the morning of April 26, 2022, at Majestic Care in Avon.

He was born Nov. 6, 1928, to Harry E. and Sadie E. (Hayes) McAnulty. He married Eleanor Louise Hicks on March 22, 1952, at the Ladoga Christian Church. She preceded him in death.

Howard graduated from New Ross High School with the class of 1948. He proudly served our country in the United States Army 101st Airborne Division. Upon returning home he worked for RR Donnelley and Sons in Crawfordsville for 41 years until retiring. Howard was a member of the Whitesville Christian Church and a volunteer firefighter for the town of Ladoga. He enjoyed farming, collecting Model T cars, antique tractors, horse back riding, racing motorcycles and canoe racing.

He is survived by his children, Rhonda (John) Maynor, Ryan Howard (Kim) McAnulty and Roxie Annette (Tim) Terry; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral service will be at noon Saturday, April 30 at Whitesville Christian Church, 3603 S. Ladoga Road, Crawfordsville. He will be laid to rest next to his wife in Ladoga Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday.

Visit www.serviesmorgan.com to share a memory or leave an online condolence for the family.

Patricia Ruth Shewey

Patricia Ruth Shewey

FEBRUARY 22, 1932 – APRIL 26, 2022

 

Patricia R. Shewey, 90, of Brazil, IN died Tuesday, April 26 at Mill Pond Health Campus. She was born in St. Louis, MO. on February 2, 1922 to Armin and Lorene Mueller. She married James L. on September 9, 1950 in St. Louis, MO. She retired as an administrative assistant at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL. She is preceded in death by her husband, James L., her daughter Nancy R. Wilson, and her parents. She is survived by her grandson, Shane Johnson (Emily), great-granddaughter Shelby Aguirre (Vincent), and great-great-grandson, Xavier James Aguirre. During her time in Brazil, she was active in the Silver Sneakers at the YMCA and volunteered at Ascension St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She attended St. John’s United Church of Christ. Patricia was a loving, kind person and will be deeply missed.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM (10:00 AM CST) at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Mattoon, IL on Monday, May 2, 2022. Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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

Sammy Raybould

Sammy Raybould

April 10, 1941 - April 25, 2022

 

Sammy Kent Raybould, 81, passed away Monday, April 25, 2022. Sammy was born to the late Samuel and Fern (Belk) Raybould on April 10, 1941.
Sammy served his country in the United States Air Force, and worked as a firefighter for Brazil for 37 years.
Sammy is preceded in death by his parents, and one daughter, Pamela Ann.
Sammy is survived by his wife of 58 years, Wanda, one daughter, Sheryl Kiernicki (Ron), grandchildren, Tristen Raybould (Sarah), Jack Raybould, and Jasper Raybould, one sister, Peggy Parr (Ernie), one nephew, Brad Parr (Nicki), and several extended family members. He is also survived by his special four legged friends, Barney the dog, and Callie and Chloe the cats.
Sammy will be cremated, with his cremated remains buried at Croys Creek Cemetery with his daughter.

D. Loretta Hale

D. Loretta Hale

JUNE 7, 1934 – APRIL 22, 2022

 

D.Loretta Hale, 87, of North Ft. Myers, Florida and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her family. Loretta was born on June 7, 1934 in Hitchins, Kentucky to George W. and Leona (Bledsoe) Jessie. She married Thomas L. Hale on July 11, 1953.

Loretta is survived by her husband of 68 years, Thomas Hale of North Ft. Myers; Daughter, Robin Peters (Stan) of North Ft. Myers; Son, Michael Hale (Sandy) of New Haven, IN; 6 grandchildren: Jimmy Hale (Angie) New Haven, IN; Andria Bolinger (Todd) of Palmetto, GA; Jason Hale (Whitney) of New Boston, TX; Bradley Peters of Cape Coral, FL; Joshua Hale (Amber) of New Haven, IN; Julia Peters Lassen of Ft Wayne. Her biggest joy was her entire family, but she especially loved to brag on her 15 great-grandchildren. She is very proud of all her nieces and nephews, as well.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Robert Brent Hale; sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and James Hale; brother, Larry Jessie; and brother-in-law, Lloyd Kruzan.

Loretta was a 1952 graduate of Gerstmeyer High School, where she was a member of the Honor Society. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for a heating and air conditioning company and then at a marina. She was a member of the American Business Women’s Association, Past President New Haven IN; and a proud member and Past High Priestess of the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, Ft Myers. She was a very active participant and supporter in all of the Araba Shrine activities with her husband Tom; she was also a member of the Daughters of the Nile Tab’itha Temple No.135, Ft Myers, where she served many years as an Attendant to the Queens. She was a member of the Lutheran faith.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Loretta will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Jerry R. Walker

Jerry R. Walker

October 25, 1934 ~ April 13, 2022 (age 87)

 

Jerry Richard Walker, age 87 left this life peacefully at his home on Wednesday, April 13th.  Jerry was a lifelong resident of Cloverdale Indiana.  He was born on October 25th, 1935, to the late Roll Marion and Ella Mae Walker. He was also preceded in death by his stepson Robert Phillips III.

Jerry was a truck driver and mechanic for Roadway Trucking for 45 years. He was a member of Cloverdale Masonic Lodge #132, attaining the 32nd Degree free masonry Scottish Rite.  He loved to fish, work on cars and never met a dog he didn’t like.

He is survived by his loving wife Donna of 44 years.  Also surviving, two sons Kevin Walker, (Tina Creech) and Mark Walker, wife Bonnie, stepson John Phillips, wife Cathy, stepdaughter Katie Phillips Weston, and stepson Mike Phillips.  Jerry is also survived by several grandchildren.  Kalah Walker, Courtney Walker, Megan Walker, Stephanie Phillips, Josh Phillips, Riley Weston, Isaiah Weston, Michelle Phillips, and great granddaughter Lila Garren and great grandsons Tyler Phillips, Andrew Phillips and Cameron Phillips.  Cremation was entrusted to Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Barbara Parker 'Dene' Roberts

Barbara Parker ‘Dene’ Roberts

April 13, 2022

 

Barbara Parker “Dene” Roberts, died peacefully on April 13, 2022, in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Known to all as Dene, she was born in 1926 in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, to Paul Hepworth Parker, M.D. and Della Simmons Parker. She graduated from Vassar College in 1947 and studied art and French at the Sorbonne.

She married John R. “Jack” Roberts, also from Jenkintown, with whom she made an extraordinary team until his death in 2012. They spent most of their married life in Crawfordsville, where they raised their children and contributed to the community in many ways.

One of the pillars of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Crawfordsville, she is known to have extinguished two fires during church services. Additionally she put out fires of various sorts while caring for her family, their friends, pets and many strangers. She was an accomplished artist in several media, had a private decoupage studio and taught art and French in the public schools.

She was admired by many for her grace, her wit, her keen intelligence and her sourdough bread. She and Jack moved to Brookhaven at Lexington in 2005.

She is survived by her five children, John Roberts of Tucson, Arizon, Paul Roberts of Seattle, Washington, Chuck Roberts of Yorkville, Illinois, Libby Roberts of Brookline, Massachusetts and George Roberts of Wellington, Colorado; her brother, George Parker of Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A family burial will be held at Abington Friends Meeting in the summer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to The Brookhaven Employee Scholarship Fund. Checks can be made out to: “Brookhaven at Lexington” with “Employee Scholarship Fund” in memo.

Edward Lee Runyan

Edward Lee Runyan

Feb. 14, 1938-April 21, 2022

 

Edward Lee Runyan, 84, of Zionsville went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 21, 2022, surrounded by love in his home. He was born Feb. 14, 1938, at Crawfordsville, to the late Mary DeEtta (Wilkinson) Runyan and Elihu Runyan.

Born in a rural community, Ed enjoyed farming from the time he cultivated his own “fields” at age 2 and most recently from his sunroom as he checked weather reports and grain alerts throughout each day. After farming with his father, grandfathers and brother during his formative years, Ed graduated in 1956 from Waynetown High School and attended Franklin College before transferring to Elkhart University School of Medical and Dental Technique.

Following graduation, Eddie Lee married his childhood sweetheart, Joyce Ann Hayes, on June 25, 1960. Upon completion of his service with the National Guard, Ed accepted a position as a private technician in Indianapolis and then opened his own dental laboratory in 1963. Over the course of the next 45 years, Ed enjoyed providing form, function and aesthetics to his dentists as well as leadership positions with the Indiana Dental Laboratory Association. Meanwhile, Ed challenged himself by obtaining his real estate broker’s license, turning properties, purchasing land, farming up to several hundred acres and building a storage business. While he retired from actively operating a laboratory in 2008, his mind never retired from any of the vocations the Lord placed in his life.

Faith led the Runyans to buy a home and, with the help of his brother, Malcolm, retrofit the basement to provide housing for missionaries who were either preparing for the mission field or back in the States on furlough. This endeavor provided lifelong relationships for Ed and Joyce Ann and fueled their desire to support all kinds of ministry platforms in order to share the hope of the gospel. Ed would be the first to say he was a sinner saved by grace, and he remained ever-thankful for his relationship with a merciful God.

Ed lived out his faith by serving with many churches over the years. He was a deacon at Whitestown Baptist Church for twenty years before becoming a founding member and elder of Zionsville Fellowship Church. During summers in Maine, he membered with Birch Harbor Baptist Church where he and Joyce Ann built into that community of believers; most recently, Ed and Joyce Ann worshipped with Northside Christian Fellowship.

Ed held the strong conviction that the Lord had given him the privilege of providing for and protecting his family and each member is grateful for his dedication to that conviction. He is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, Joyce Ann; daughters, LeeAnn (Scott) Biggs and Laura (Brice) Dunshee; grandchildren, Blake (Ariane) Dunshee, Parker Dunshee (fiancé Katherine Ratz), Hannah (Dustin) Attema and Carter Dunshee; and great-granddaughter Tesia Joy Attema. Also surviving are brother, Malcolm (Sue) Runyan; sister Nancy (Ben) Austin; and nephews, Eric (Angie) Runyan, Scott (Shannon) Johnson, Michael (Angie) Johnson, Craig (Carrie) Runyan and Daniel (Mary Kate) Johnson. Ed cherished memories of time spent with his extended family, including cousins (special bond with his “Cuzzie” Karen) and great nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Zionsville Fellowship Church, with visitation 4-8 p.m. Monday, April 25 and the funeral at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26. A private graveside service in Montgomery County will follow the celebration of life. Arrangements have been entrusted to Simplicity Funeral Home in Zionsville.

Memorial contributions can be made to Neighborhood Fellowship Compassion Clinic, P.O. Box 156, Zionsville, IN 46077. For more information or for online giving, visit www.compassionclinics.org.

You are invited to read Edward’s obituary at simplicityfuneralandcremationcare.com, where you may sign the guest book and leave a personal message for the family.

Robert Clay Miles

Robert Clay Miles

SEPTEMBER 16, 1931 – APRIL 24, 2022

 

Robert Clay Miles, age 90, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022. Robert was born September 16, 1931.

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

Antoinette Biddle

Antoinette Biddle

OCTOBER 10, 1946 – APRIL 23, 2022

 

Antoinette Biddle, age 75, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Antoinette was born October 10, 1946 in Lafayette, Indiana to Anthony and Joan Monjon Zimmer.

Toni was a graduate of Goodland High School.

She and her husband, Billy purchased Hannig Construction, Inc. in 1986. After the passing of Billy in 2007, Toni was an integral part of the continuation of the business.

She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.

Her parents; a sister, Andy Nelson; and husband preceded her in death.

Toni is survived by her children, Troy Biddle and wife Pam, and Cory Biddle and wife Diane; a sister, Vikki Piske and husband Ralph; a brother, Nickolas Zimmer and wife Cheryl; six grandchildren, Eric Biddle, Christian Biddle, Shane Biddle, Anthony Biddle, Caitlyn Biddle and Brandon Biddle; and two great- granddaughters,Rose and Reign.

Toni was an avid golfer, and enjoyed playing cards and golfing with her friends.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 11 AM at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 2405 South 7th Street, Terre Haute. The family will receive friends from 10 AM until time of Mass at the church. Inurnment will be private at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Memorials in Toni's memory may be shared with the charity of one's choice.

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

Nancy Austin Newman

Nancy Austin Newman

FEBRUARY 21, 1930 – APRIL 23, 2022

 

Nancy Austin Newman, age 92, of Riley, Indiana passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Nancy was born February 21, 1930.

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

Bobby M. Richmond

Bobby M. Richmond

March 20, 1934 - April 19, 2022

 

Pastor Bobby M. Richmond, 88, of Centerpoint, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, on April 19, 2022.

Bobby was born on March 20, 1934, in Huntington, Arkansas, the son of Charles and Orvilla (Cummins) Richmond. He graduated from Mansfield High School in Arkansas and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller. He earned a master’s degree in education and taught mathematics. During this time, he began seeking his true passion in ministry. He served as a teacher and pastor, simultaneously, for a few years before dedicating his full attention to ministering to others. His desire to serve the Lord began at the age of 15 when he devoted his life to serving Christ. He studied at Southwestern Assemblies of God, the University of Central Arkansas, and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Pastor Richmond was ordained with the Assemblies of God and served at various churches including Leesville, Louisiana, Victory Christian Church in Terre Haute, and most recently with his son, Pastor Larry Richmond in Brazil, Indiana, during his 65 years of active ministry. Pastor Richmond described himself as a “rightwing, Bible thumpin’, conservative” who loved good preachin’. Bobby was a voracious reader and enjoyed cooking and traveling. One of his favorite accomplishments outside of his ministry was restoring a 1930 Model A. For a period of time, he served as Dean of Students at the Jimmy Swaggart Bible College.

Bobby is survived by his wife Margaret T. (Bonds) Richmond; two sons: Pastor Larry Richmond and wife Glenda of Clay City, Indiana and Ken Richmond and wife Denise of Shreveport, Louisiana; grandchildren: Shawna (Martin) Thomas, Tiffany (Chris) Jennings, Wes (Sarah) Camp, Ryan (Ashley) Camp, Gus (Dee) Camp, Angie Camp, Kaleb (Lucy) Richmond, and Tayler Richmond; 15 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family member, parishioners, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his siblings: Ruth Presson, Charlene Radcliff, Bill Richmond, Jack Richmond, and James Richmond.

Memorial services will be held at the Family Worship Center 8157 N County Rd 425 W, Brazil, IN 47834 on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 2:00. Friends are welcome to gather from 12:00 PM until time of services.

Beth Fulks

Beth Fulks

October 4, 1989 - April 21, 2022

 

Carolyn Elizabeth “Beth” Fulks, 32, of Brazil, Indiana passed away on April 21, 2022, at Union Hospital, in Terre Haute, Indiana following complications of an asthma attack.

Beth was born on October 4, 1989, in Brazil, Indiana, the daughter of Debra Kay “Debbie” Nevins and Michael Nevins. She graduated from Northview High School with the class of 2008. Following high school, Beth worked at the Pilot Truck Stop, Kellogg’s, Wendy’s and McDonalds.

Beth was a member of the Peniel United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and she was a member of the Brazil Community Choir. She enjoyed volunteering at Serving on the Street and at Youth for Christ.

Beth was a cheerful person who loved helping people. She also enjoyed crocheting, crafting, and especially enjoyed being around children.

She was preceded in death by her mother Debra “Debbie” Nevins and her mother-in-law Dawn Ann Fulks.

Survivors include her husband Benjamin Fulks, daughter KayAnn Fulks, father Mike Nevins, brother Justin Nevins, father-in-law Charles Fulks, brothers-in-law Alex Fulks and Andrew Fulks (Cathy); close friends Jackie Rogers (Denver), Amber Vanbuskirk and “nephew” Charles James Lee Vanbuskirk as well as many friends.

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Services will follow at 4:00 PM with Pastor Heidi Clear officiating.

Should you desire, donations may be made to Riddell National Bank PO Box 340 Brazil, Indiana 47834 FOB Ben Fulks ATTN Robin to help the family.

Anna Marie Clark

Anna Marie Clark

Nov. 26, 1931-April 21, 2022

 

Anna Marie Clark, 90, of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Bickford Memory Care.

She was born Nov. 26, 1931, at Urbana, Illinois, to the late Robert and Florence (McDaniels) Heater.

She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1949. She married the love of her life, Dean Clark, on June 4, 1955. She enjoyed cooking, fishing and mushroom hunting.

She is survived by son Mark (Tina) Clark; two granddaughters, Ashley Clark and Christina Lowe; great-grandson Kyler Hesler; niece Rachel Brown; and nephew Kenn Clark.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dean; daughter Marcia Lowe; sister Vivian Grindley; and brother Ernest Heater.

There will be a visitation at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Tuesday, April 26 from noon until the time of funeral service at 2 p.m. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care is entrusted with care.

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

Bernard 'Bernie' R. Craft

Bernard ‘Bernie’ R. Craft

Aug. 17, 1930-April 18, 2022

 

Bernard “Bernie” R. Craft passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 18, 2022, in Fort Pierce, Florida.

He was born Aug. 17, 1930, at Saint Marys, Ohio.

Bernie leaves behind his loving wife of 67 years, Beverly Craft, four children and six grandchildren.

He graduated from Ohio State University and served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He owned and operated Ray-Mar Sales and Services before relocating to Fort Pierce. He was a member of the Elks, Kiwanis and Otterbein Methodist Church.

He will be greatly missed.

Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley Funeral Home, Fort Pierce.

An online guest book may be signed at www.haisleyfuneralhome.com.

Jo Ann Frye

Jo Ann Frye

April 22, 2022

 

Jo Ann Frye, 86, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 22, 2022, at Hickory Creek, Crawfordsville.

She was born in Monticello, Kentucky; a daughter of the late Evelyn Sumpter.

She attended schools in Kentucky. On June 30, 1956, she married George Edward Frye in Monticello, Kentucky; they had shared 65 loving years together before his recent passing Nov. 11, 2021.

 

Jo Ann was a skilled seamstress who worked at a sewing factory in Kentucky and once she moved to Jamestown, she worked at the Thorntown Sewing Factory and Crestline Window Factory in Ladoga.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Jo Ann was a faithful servant who attended the Church of Christ in Jamestown. She also enjoyed playing cards with friends and jigsaw puzzles.

She leaves behind two sons, John (Dawn) Frye of Waynetown and Jeff (Debbie) Frye of Crawfordsville; three grandchildren, Chris Frye, Heather Durell and Bethany Frye; seven great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Betty Sumpter.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jo Ann was preceded in death by brother Gilbert Sumpter.

Funeral services are to be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at Porter & Hunt Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Jamestown. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow services at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Jamestown.

Online condolences www.porterfuneralhome.us.

George W. Moody

George W. Moody

July 5, 1969-April 20, 2022

 

George W. Moody, 52, of Darlington passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

He was born July 5, 1969, one of eight children to the late George L. and Verna E. (Orwin) Moody.

He was a 1988 graduate of Western Boone Jr./Sr. High School. On Aug. 31, 1996, he married Rebecca (Timm) Moody; she survives. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Fillmore.

George was employed with CSI in Crawfordsville where he worked his way up as a skilled mechanic. He enjoyed working in the yard, using his metal detector, woodworking and fishing. George was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed having a large and loving family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include: his wife, Rebecca Moody of Darlington; children, Ashley (Nick) Fortner of Lebanon, Bayli Moody of Crawfordsville and Joshua Moody of Darlington; grandchildren, Hudson Fortner, Jasper Mingay and Beau Moody; brothers, Max L. (Kim) Moody of Thorntown, Scott A. (Theresa) Moody of Vero Beach, Florida, and Jim L. (Katrina) Moody of Lebanon; sisters, Dena M. (Joe) Tunnell of Lebanon, Brenda L. Wright of Thorntown and Jackie L. Schocke of Clermont; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by brother Robert George Moody and brother-in-law Art Wright.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 25 at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Visitation is planned for Monday from noon until the time of service at the funeral home in Lebanon. He will be laid to rest following services at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Thorntown.

Memorials may be given in his honor to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

David Leroy Mier

David Leroy Mier

MARCH 13, 1931 – APRIL 21, 2022

 

David L. Mier, 91, died April 21 at his home at Westminster Village in Terre Haute.

Mr. Mier was born March 13, 1931 in Lincoln, Ill. to Florence and Kenneth Mier. He graduated from Gerstmeyer High School in 1949 and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University. He served in the US Navy.

He worked as a CPA for Ernst & Ernst and retired as a senior partner in the accounting firm of Mier, Eble, Bonomo & Strange. Mr. Mier attended St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. He was a former member of the Terre Haute Kiwanis Club.

David L. Mier is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth; daughter Karen Crispin; daughter Elizabethe Brown (Ed) of Seattle and son David J. Mier (Angie), of Bloomington, Ill. He also is survived by his beloved grandchildren: Sarah Frazier (Jeanette Bell), Thomas Mier (Charlene), Benedict Mier (Victoria), John Mier, Eliot Crispin, Cole Crispin and Matthew Mier. Also surviving Mr. Mier are his sisters, Shirley Wheat and Sandra Randolph.

Mr. Mier was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Florence Mier; his brother, Donald Mier; his sister Barbara Mier and his grandson, Jeffrey Mier.

Thank you to the staff and caregivers at Westminster Village of Terre Haute for the excellent care they provided to Mr. Mier, who moved to Westminster in October 2020. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home. David will be laid to rest with military honors in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Jo Ann Frye

Jo Ann Frye

June 23, 1935 - April 22, 2022

 

Mrs. Jo Ann Frye, 86, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 22, 2022 at Hickory Creek in Crawfordsville, Indiana. She was born on June 23, 1935 in Monticello, Kentucky; a daughter of the late Evelyn Sumpter.

She attended schools in Kentucky.  June 30, 1956, she married George Edward Frye in Monticello, Kentucky; they had shared 65 loving years together before his recent passing on November 11, 2021.

Jo Ann was a skilled seamstress who worked at a sewing factory in Kentucky and once she moved to Jamestown, she worked at the Thorntown Sewing Factory and Crestline Window Factory in Ladoga.

 A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Jo Ann was a faithful servant who attended the Church of Christ in Jamestown.  She also enjoyed playing cards with friends and jigsaw puzzles.

She leaves behind two sons, John (Dawn) Frye of Waynestown and Jeff (Debbie) Frye of Crawfordsville; three grandchildren, Chris Frye, Heather Durell and Bethany Frye; seven great grandchildren and sister-in-law, Betty Sumpter.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jo Ann was preceded in death by one brother, Gilbert Sumpter.

Funeral Services are to be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Porter & Hunt Funeral Home; 315 West Main Street in Jamestown, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home in Jamestown. Interment will follow services at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Jamestown, Indiana.

Porter and Hunt Funeral Home & Crematory, 315 West Main Street, Jamestown, Indiana 46147 has been entrusted with his arrangements

Joyce Roten

Joyce Roten

November 15, 1946 - April 19, 2022

 

Joyce Mae Roten, 75, passed away April 19, 2022. Joyce was born to the late Wavy and Flora Pearl (Hinton) Austin on November 15, 1946 in Ohio County, Kentucky.
Joyce attended Davis County High School. Joyce enjoyed gardening, visiting with friends and family, and sewing.
Joyce is survived by her brother, Bobby Joe Austin, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Eddie Roy Roten, several siblings, and one infant child.
Joyce’s wishes were to be cremated, and her cremated remains will be buried at Briar Creek Cemetery in Sacramento, Kentucky with her husband.

Raymond Kenneth Trissel

Raymond Kenneth Trissel

SEPTEMBER 15, 1962 – APRIL 22, 2022

 

Raymond Kenneth Trissel, age 59, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022. Raymond was born September 15, 1962.

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

Rev. Joe Mack Miller

Rev. Joe Mack Miller

Sept. 10, 1927-April 17, 2022

 

Rev. Joe Mack Miller (Daddy, Papaw, Uncle Joe), originally of Spencer County, Indiana, went home to Jesus peacefully Easter morning, with family by his side. Family remaining in celebration of his life on this earth include his wife of 73 years, Janice Miller; son Joe L. Miller; daughter Carla (John) Schetzsle; granddaughters, Kali Schetzsle (David Rigdon), and Kristi Schetzsle (Bill Stull); great-granddaughters, Aailyah Keys and Brielle Stull; sister-in-law Dianna Enlow; nieces, Sandra (John) Roberts, Mary Jo (Charlie) Patterson and Francy Miller; nephews, Wally Murphy and Matthew (Gayle) Enlow.

Joe lived a full life and passed at the age of 94. He was a farmer who received the calling and continued his education through ministry, serving congregations as a United Methodist minister for over 60 years in Indiana, including Rockport, Crawfordsville, Indianapolis, Seymour, Evansville, as well as Jacksonburg in Ohio. He and his wife opened their home to over 50 foster children over the years. Enjoying his retirement in Evansville, and then moved to Crawfordsville for the last few years, Joe was able to spend more time with family; playing cards (especially UNO), tinkering and fixing things for those he knew and loved, and spending time with his granddaughters and great-granddaughters, his pride and joy. He asked that you love and cherish your family as he did his.

The immediate family will have a small life celebration, no service to be held.

In lieu of flowers, it was Joe’s wish to have contributions made to the United Methodist Youth Home, a nonprofit that he helped to build and establish for at-risk youth, at 2521 N. Burkhardt Road, Evansville, IN 47715; 812-479-7535; or umyh.org/donate-now.

Betty Jean McCollum-Spear

Betty Jean McCollum-Spear

Jan. 16, 1942-April 15, 2022

 

Betty Jean McCollum-Spear, 80, of Goshen, formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Friday, April 15, 2022, at Goshen Hospital.

She was born Jan. 16, 1942, in Carroll County, to Jim and Oma (Stephens) Spear.

Betty was a graduate of Flora High School. She worked several jobs through her years, including Hysters, Fleetwood Travel Trailer and Wabash National. She was a loving woman that never met a stranger and was an example of forgiveness and sweetness. She enjoyed going line dancing and square dancing, working in her gardens, bird watching, fishing, mushroom hunting and being outdoors. But above all, she loved her family and enjoyed sharing time and making memories with them.

Betty is survived by her children, Kathleen Lewis, James Randle, Robert Jensen, Phyllis (Dwayne) Norman and Richard (Melissa) Jensen; siblings, Virginia Niece, James (Connie) Spear and Marilyn Wagoner; several nieces and nephews; 21 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Cheryl Randle; and three sisters.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. at Genda Funeral Home-Reinke Chapel, Flora. Burial will follow at Zion Citizen’s Cemetery.

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

Judith Ellen Faulkner Keeling

Judith Ellen Faulkner Keeling

Sept. 27, 1932-April 17, 2022

 

Judith Ellen Faulkner Keeling, 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Easter morning, April 17, 2022.

Daughter of Ruth Irene Timmons Faulkner and Sidney Royse Faulkner, Judy was born in Waynetown on Sept. 27, 1932. She graduated as valedictorian from Waynetown High School where she met Richard “Doc” Paire Keeling. After graduating in 1950, she was awarded a scholarship to attend Indiana University. Her education was interrupted when Doc was drafted into the Korean War. She soon followed him to Camp Pendleton, where he was stationed and serving in the Marine Corps. They wed in Long Beach, California on March 22, 1952, before he was sent overseas.

 

After the war, they moved back to Indiana, where they had two children, Joanne (Jody) and Karl (Andy). Judy supported Doc so that he could continue his education. After obtaining a PhD, they moved to Emporia, Kansas, where Doc became a professor. After her children left the nest, she resumed her education and obtained a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1984.

She continued to support her husband in all his endeavors. This included his education, his woodworking and crafting of furniture, his role at the American Legion, his bubble machine, robot, and other various contraptions which were a centerpiece of many a parade in Emporia, as well as, his etching and pen and ink work. Judy was an excellent artist herself — painting dozens and dozens of landscapes in oil. Her work hangs on the walls of family and friends, and organizations around Emporia.

During this time, she also instilled in her kids a love for science and nature. After a small flood in Emporia, she condoned Jody’s rehoming of a crawdad she found in the front yard. They soon discovered eggs under the crawdad’s tail. Upon this sight, Judy sat out a pan filled with pondwater in the kitchen so that her children could watch the eggs hatch. She also allowed Jody to foster baby rabbits, anoles, a mouse, and a box of snakes in the garage. In doing this, she gifted her children with an appreciation of the natural world.

Judy also volunteered for decades at the American Legion, baking hundreds of pies for the bingo players. She was also active as an Emporia State faculty wife, a girl scout leader, and later a volunteer for a Parkinson’s support group.

Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Doc Keeling.

She is survived by her son Andy Keeling of Emporia; daughter Jody and husband Tim Gross of Piedmont, Oklahoma; grandson Harlan Gross of Tulsa, Oklahoma; granddaughter Kelly Gross of Edmond, Oklahoma; brother Sidney Faulkner of Kokomo; and sister Emily Poor of Greencastle.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia, Kansas. Chaplain Leslie Hedges of the Ball-McColm Post #5, American Legion in Emporia will be officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery south of Emporia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hetlinger Development Center and sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made through www.robertsblue.com.

Sharon K. Williams

Sharon K. Williams

April 15, 2022

 

Sharon K. Williams, 77, of Ladoga passed away Friday, April 15, 2022, at Methodist Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Servies & Morgan Funeral Homes. Visit online at www.serviesmorgan.com.

Rosemary Costello Eastman

Rosemary Costello Eastman

Sept. 17, 1930-April 16, 2022

 

Rosemary Costello Eastman (Rae) passed away peacefully April 16, 2022, at home, in Evansville, Indiana, with family at her side. She lived a long and happy life for over 91 years.

On Sept. 17, 1930, Rae was born to Edward and Helen (Foran) Costello in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from Cathedral High School in Omaha in 1949, before entering the work world for 10 years. Rosemary stole the heart of John (Jack) Eastman and the two were married on April 12, 1958. They shared a warm and loving marriage together for 62 years, and successfully raised nine children.

Following the birth of their two oldest children in Omaha and Peoria, Rae and Jack moved the family to Crawfordsville, where they lived for over 55 years. Raising children and running a large household was a fulltime undertaking for Rae. She made daily runs to the grocery store and cooked healthy meals in very large portions. The family dined together on most nights and Sunday dinners were always special. She enjoyed 30 years in retirement with Jack. They enjoyed traveling to visit their children and loved to attend any events involving their grandchildren. Rae took great pleasure in caring for her family and she was very proud of all the many achievements. For many years, Rae enjoyed water aerobics and daily walks.

She will be remembered fondly as mom, grandma, great grandma (GG) and aunt by nine kids, 16 grandkids, four great-grandchildren, and dozens of nieces and nephews. These were roles she was born to play … and she loved spending time with all of them. Rae was friendly to everyone. She took great care of her family, possessing a giving personality and a sharp wit. She will be dearly missed and forever our “Irish Rose.”

Rae is reunited with her husband, Jack, who passed in April 2020. Her memory will long be honored by nine children and their spouses: Julie and Jerry Niccum, Ed and Renee Eastman, John Eastman Jr., Joanie and Joe Durchholz, Terri McConnell (Lloyd McConnell deceased), Tom and Susan Eastman, Janet and Mike Heinold, Nancy and Daryl Swick, and Jeff and Annie Eastman. Rae’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren will fondly remember her as well: Danny and Katie (with husband, Allen Lormand) Niccum; Mike (with fiancée Kathryn Jokela) and Alex Eastman; Julia (and daughter Ava), Jessica (with husband, Nick Kleaving, and son, Henry), Louie, and Joe Durchholz; Sam (with wife, Rachel, and son Theodor) and Hannah Eastman; Emma and Eddie Heinold; Kaleb Swick (with fiancée, Riley Shaner, and daughter Millie); and Emily, Sylvia and Will Eastman. Rae is survived by her brother, Jim. She is predeceased by her parents and four siblings: Ed, Bill, Renee, and Steve. May she rest in peace under the good grace of God.

A visitation is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 25 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Crawfordsville. It will be immediately followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. For those who wish to honor Rosemary’s memory, you are invited to make memorial donations to her favored charity: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org).

Irish Blessing –

May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Candy Clahan Phillips

Candy Clahan Phillips

Sept. 2, 1978-April 8, 2022

 

It saddens me to say that on Friday, April 8, 2022, we unexpectedly lost Candy Clahan Phillips of Roachdale.

She was born Sept. 2, 1978, to Terry Clahan of Waveland and Marilyn Clahan of Roachdale. She was a graduate of North Putnam High School class of 1997.

She is survived by her parents; two sons, Isaac Phillips of Lafayette and Cooper Phillips of Roachdale; sister Brandy (Scott) Spears; and two nieces, Alli and Haylli Jugg of Plainfield.

She is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Dave and Frankie Clahan and maternal grandparents Russell and Edna Osburn.

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

Ruth Ann Morris

Ruth Ann Morris

DECEMBER 22, 1956 – APRIL 18, 2022

 

Ruth Ann Morris, age 65, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Monday, April 18, 2022. Ruth was born December 22, 1956.

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

Lisa A. Beaver

Lisa A. Beaver

May 3, 1974 - April 14, 2022

 

Lisa (Masters) Beaver, 47, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, April 14th, 2022, in the hospital after a struggle with a brief illness.
Lisa graduated from Greencastle High School. She loved music.
Lisa is survived by her father, Jack Masters (and Mary Lane); her sister, Kimberly (Gerald) Guieb and her brother, Andy (Nicole) Masters; six nieces and nephews; six great-nieces and nephews; and her grandmother, Mary Pennington.
Lisa is preceded in death by her mother, Linda Masters, her grandfather Gene Pennington, and her maternal grandparents Ronnie and Janice Willey.
Memorial donations can be made in Lisa’s honor to the American Heart Association.

Bobby Wayne Chadwell

Bobby Wayne Chadwell

August 19, 1967 - April 16, 2022

 

Bobby Wayne Chadwell, 54, of Centerpoint, Indiana, passed away on April 16, 2022 at St. Vincent Clay Emergency Room, from an apparent heart attack.

Bobby was born on August 19, 1967, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Henry Chadwell and Bobbie (Lawson) Chadwell. Bobby graduated from Emmerich Manual High School with the class of 1986. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Army for 13 years. As a civilian he worked at Brazil Kroger and more recently at Advic’s as a machine operator. When he wasn’t working, Bobby enjoyed fishing, playing Madden Football, NBA Basketball, camping, and especially spending time with his family.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Bobbie Chadwell, his biological father Charles Browner and a daughter Jessica Chadwell.

He is survived by his wife Judy “JuJu” (Green) Chadwell; children: Bobby Chadwell II (Danielle Cathey), Brandi Randolph (Brandon), Megan Chadwell, Jeffery Tewell, and Catherine Tewell; grandchildren: Alexis, Briana, Carissa, Damien, Katrina, McKenzie, James, Chloe, Chloe, Colton, Ashton, Addilynn, Alyssa, Jayedin, Noah, Lyla, Uriyah, Kingsley, and Emmalynn; siblings: Charles Chadwell, T.J. Haddix, and Chrystal Crewe as well as various extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana, 47834, on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Services, with military rites, will follow at 2:00 PM.

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

Lawrence Gene Cassida

Lawrence Gene Cassida

July 6, 1948-April 16, 2022

 

It was true love. Not life nor death would keep them apart. Lawrence “Larry” Gene Cassida, New Palestine, Indiana, went into the arms of our Lord on April 16, 2022.

He was born July 6, 1948. He was 73 years young. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Deborah Jane Cassida, who passed away April 5, 2022. They were married April 8, 1972.

He was also preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn (Cassida) Thomas; his father, Edgar Cassida; sister Debbie Williams (Ernie White); sister-in-law Tina Truax; father-in-law Dick Moore; mother-in-law Betty Dougla; and two grandchildren, Miley and Mitchell Mahurin.

His brother, Ed (Norma) Cassida; sister Tammy (Sam) Jeffrey; sister-in-law Brenda (Buck) Stonebraker; and brother-in-law Rick Moore (Betsy) Moore survive him.

He had two daughters, Crystal (Greg) Kottlowski and Charity Mahurin. He had four grandchildren whom he spoiled, Katelyn and Carter Kottlowski, Ty and Tenley Mahurin, all who survive him.

Larry was a veteran and honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corp (USMC). He was also a member of the USMC basketball team. He was a New Market High school graduate and retired from RR Donnelley and Sons. 

He loved his family, children and grandchildren and enjoyed meeting new people. Larry never met a stranger. He was happiest driving his Mustang and vacationing in Alabama with his wife and kids whom he referred to as the “General and Colonel.”

He was a great cook, loved sports, and working on Debi’s HGTV honey-do- lists.

He will be greatly missed, but he is now reunited with his love.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will begin at 7 p.m. with military rites followed by a funeral, led by Pastor Mark Havel.

Please consider donations in lieu of flowers to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or Special Olympics of Hancock County.

William G. 'Pop' Butcher

William G. ‘Pop’ Butcher

Jan. 14, 1929-April 15, 2022

 

William G. “Pop” Butcher, 93, of Russellville passed away April 15, 2022.

Pop was born Jan. 14, 1929, in a farmhouse, near Augusta, Indiana. He went to Winslow High School and Indiana Central College (now Indianapolis University.)

He retired from Chrysler Corp. in 1984 after 32 years of service. He worked as the bar manager at All Star Bowl for approximately 15 years after that. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #300 in Waveland, Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine Temple and Sahara Grotto. He also belonged to the American Legion, Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge of Crawfordsville.

Pop enjoyed camping and fishing at his place at Sugar Mill Lake and spending time with his family. He had a quick wit and kept the nurses smiling until the end.

Pop is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Carla R. (Harper) Butcher, and daughter S. LeAnn Beller.

He is survived by daughters, Terri Kennedy and Kristi Hromek (Justin); grandchildren, Jennifer McGaughey (Cary), Nik Beller, Grant Beller, Jerod Hromek and Matt Hromek; and four great grandchildren.

We would like to thank the Russellville community and the McGaughey family for adopting Pop and treating him like a member of the family.

A celebration of life for Pop will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 22 at Russellville Community Church, 103 Third St., Russellville, with Pastor Keith Strain officiating. Friends are invited for a time of visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service at the church. Machledt & Servies Funeral Home has been entrusted with Pop’s funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to the Russellville Community Center, 300 N. Harrison St., P.O. Box 3, Russellville, IN, 46175.

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

Edward J. Moyer

Edward J. Moyer

July 15, 1938-April 6, 2022

 

Edward J. Moyer, 83, of Hillsboro passed away April 6, 2022, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

Born July 15, 1938, at home, in Ardmore, a small community just outside South Bend, Indiana, he was the youngest of three children of Joseph Harold and Velma Irene Mays Moyer, the others being: Loretta Ann and Jeannette Irene. Ed graduated from James Whitcomb Riley High School in 1956. Following graduation, Ed attended Indiana University-South Bend for one year.

In May 1957, Ed enlisted in the U.S. Air Force for four years, with assignments in Texas, Korea and Andrews AFB, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. Following his honorable discharge, he enrolled in IU Bloomington for another year, having also attended classes at the University of Maryland during his military career.

Ed met Barbara Felty on a blind date on New Year’s Eve, 1961. They married on Aug. 11, 1962, at Lydick United Brethren Church. To this marriage, two children were born: Edward Moyer Jr., b. July 17, 1963; and Margaret Irene Moyer, b. March 30, 1965.

Ed and his family came to Hillsboro with his promotion in 1979 to the local Wickes Lumber Yard manager. Upon its closing in 1984, Ed worked for several companies, including Furrow Bldg. Materials and the Videoland chain of stores in Lafayette, where he served on their corporate staff. He and Barb were avid vendors at flea markets throughout Indiana and Illinois. For decades during the summer months, they pursued their passion and made many friends, two of which endured over 40 years, notably Carol and Harvey Evans, from Merrillville, Indiana.

Ed Jr’s first marriage was to Kelly Connerton in 1993, resulting in two grandchildren added our family. Hannah Marie Moyer was born on July 9, 1998, and Benjamin Edward Moyer on April 2, 2001. They divorced in 2014.

His second marriage to Holly Haas in 2020 brought grandchildren Olivia, Jason and Ellyssa, plus great-grandchildren, Lewis and Vera.

Margaret’s (Meg’s) first marriage to Mitchell W. Beck added Mitchell W. Beck Jr. to our family. They divorced, and her second marriage was to Scott Alkire in 1996.

Mitchell ended up working in the oil industry in northern Louisiana, where he met and married Lacy Gerbine. To that union was born Wylie James Beck.

Ed was an avid fan of genealogy and computers, taking pride in helping others in both of these areas. Having worked with computers since the mid-1970s, his experience benefited many people over the years. He also enjoyed gardening and working around the house.

He was active in local politics, serving as the Democrat Precinct Committeeman of Cain Township for many years. After being appointed to serve out the term of a previous Hillsboro Town Council member, he was elected to two additional terms in his own right. His deteriorating health caused his resignation early into his second term; Ed Jr. was appointed to complete that term.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife Barbara in December 2020 and their daughter Meg in October 2001; by his parents and sisters, Loretta Ann (Ernest) Laureys of New Carlisle, Indiana, and Jeannette Irene Allen Nickerson of Phoenix, Arizona.

He is survived by his son, Ed Jr.; daughters-in-law, Holly and Kelly; grandchildren, Hannah, Benjamin, Mitchell Jr., Olivia, Jason, and Ellyssa; and great-grandchildren, Wylie, Lewis and Vera. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews, and great-grandnieces and nephews.

On July 30, 2022, both Ed and Barb will be laid to rest in the Kingsbury Cemetery in LaPorte County, Indiana. A celebration of life will be held for Ed the following day at the d’Alier Cultural Center in Veedersburg. Anyone wishing memorials may direct them to the family at P.O. Box 402, Hillsboro, IN 47949, to help offset final expenses.

Margie K. Gosnell

Margie K. Gosnell

June 18, 1941-April 17, 2022

 

Margie K. Gosnell of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday morning at Ben Hur. She was 80.

Margie was a graduate of New Ross High School. She worked in quality control at Lithonia Lighting. She liked going to yard sales, flea markets and playing bingo.

Born June 18, 1941, in Lincoln County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Eddie Payne and Annie Burgess Payne. She married James Robert “Jim” Gosnell on Nov. 16, 1965. He passed away Nov. 22, 2018.

Surviving family includes: daughter Luanne Sherman; son Russell Gosnell; two grandchildren, Mackenzie and Gabby Sherman; sister Rosie Chapman; and two brothers, Joe Payne and Dennie Payne.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Edward, Russell and John T. Payne; as well as a sister, Nancy Russell.

Visitation will be 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will begin at 2:30 p.m., led by Pastor Vernon Dowell. Burial will follow at the Mace Cemetery.

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

Robert L. Snyder

Robert L. Snyder

Dec. 10, 1938-April 17, 2022

 

Robert L. Snyder of Crawfordsville passed peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday morning at IU Health Arnett. He was 83.

Bob was a member of First Christian Church his whole life. He became a deacon June 18, 1967, then was an elder for several years. He served two terms as chairman of the church board, two terms as treasurer and was the church historian for over 30 years. He was also a member of Kiwanis International, where he was a past president and the district Lt. Governor in 1988-89. He volunteered at the local food pantry, was on the original board of the Carnegie Museum and the board of the Youth Service Bureau.

He worked at J.C. Penney, Loeb’s Department Store and was appointed to the Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana. He also had an antique business for 25 years. He served his country in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill Oklahoma.

Born Dec. 10, 1938 in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Robert A. Snyder and Edith Meyers Snyder. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1957 and attended Purdue. He married Carolyn Surface on June 18, 1967.

Surviving family includes: wife Carolyn Snyder; son Jamie (Tammy) Snyder; daughter Susan Moschellla (Jay Vaughn); three grandchildren, Samantha Snyder, Teddy Snyder and Aidan Cuebas; sister Deanna (Marv) Schaadt; two brothers, R.C. (Teresa) Snyder and Jerry (Teresa) Snyder; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 22 at First Christian Church, 211 S. Walnut St. Services will begin at 1 p.m., led by Pastor Darla Goodrich.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery County Free Clinic, P.O. Box 86, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or the FISH Food Pantry at St. Bernard Catholic Church and the First Christian Church.

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

Walter J. Otenburg

Walter J. Otenburg

Jan. 27, 1938-Feb. 20, 2022

 

Walter J. Otenburg, 84, of Waynesburg, Kentucky, and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, at the Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville, Kentucky.

He was the husband of Deborah C. (Wilson) Otenburg, whom he married on March 13, 1971. Walter was born Jan. 27, 1938, at Jamestown, to the late Walter Gerald and Emma K. Otenburg.

He had worked in the construction industry building pole barns and working in the salvage yard. Walter enjoyed working and talking about cars and enjoyed watching NASCAR.

Survivors include: his loving wife of 50 years, Deborah Otenburg; a special grandson, Eric Johnston; and several close family members, including his five sisters-in-law, Linda Scott, Margaret Scott, Cheryl (Wesley) Baker, Trudy (Ron) Earley and Rita (Elvie) Dowell, brother-in-law Jeff (Denise) Wilson and special cousins, Donna Napiwocki, Donnie (Denise) Otenburg, Jackie Buckley, Linda Bauer and Judy Kaye (Greg) Norman. Numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other family members also survive.

In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by sister Marilyn K. Poynter and brothers, Richard and William Scott.

Cremation rites have been honored and a memorial service will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Grace & Mercy Ministries in Crawfordsville, 257 W. Oak Hill Road.

An online guestbook is available at www.mcknightfuneralhome.com.

Mary Jane Albright Fay

Mary Jane Albright Fay

April 13, 2022

 

Mary Jane Albright Fay, 99, of Waynetown passed away at 4 p.m. April 13, 2022, in Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville.

She was born in Warren County to the late J. Wilson and Nettie Henry Albright. She married Charles E. Fay on June 28, 1947. He preceded her in death March 21, 1967.

Jane was a 1941 graduate of Attica High School. She was employed by Steve’s Market which later became Hudson’s Grocery in Waynetown. She was a member of the Waynetown Baptist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary where she served as treasurer for several years. She enjoyed time with her family, gardening, quilting and cooking.

Jane was a very private person who enjoyed sewing and quilting. She was devoted to her family and cherished every opportunity to be with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Summers were special times that she spent planning road trip adventures with her special sisters-in-law, Bonnie Fay Simmons and Betty Fay Gravett), working in her yard and tending to her flowers and vegetable garden. She canned green beans and tomatoes, froze corn and peaches. She made dozens of jars of her “special recipe” raspberry jelly … all with the purpose of sending them home with those who visited. Her greatest pleasure was cooking a big meal (including homemade pies) and filling the house with family … always finishing the evening with a slightly competitive card game or Yahtzee!

Surviving are four children, Pam (Jack) Blackstone of Bloomington, Debbie (Tim) Bunnell of Crawfordsville, Pat (Jan) Fay of Waynetown and Paula (Curt) Schmitt of New Harmony; nine grandchildren, Layne Blackstone (Jeff) Haas, Sheridan Blackstone (Chris) Lodico, Bethany Blackstone (Jesse) Hamner, Brennan Blackstone (Robert) Blair, Shane (Anna) Bunnell, Bryce Bunnell, Sally Fay (Rob) Jude, Patsy Fay (Marc) Burton and Christian Schmitt; 11 great-grandchildren,Courtland and Enzo Lodico, Hadley and Stites Hamner, Mabel and Robert III Blair, Zack, Amelia, Elliott Bunnell, Colten and Payten Burton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Tula Brier and Helen Evans; and brother Glen Albright.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, with funeral service following at 1 p.m. with Pastor Duane Mycroft officiating. Graveside services will follow in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Montgomery County Community Foundation.

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

Louan Louise (Jenkinson) Franklin

Louan Louise (Jenkinson) Franklin

Sept. 8, 1948-April 15, 2022

 

Louan Louise (Jenkinson) Franklin, 73, of Lafayette, and formerly of New Richmond, passed away on Good Friday, April 15, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

She was born Sept. 8, 1948, at Brazil, Indiana, to the late Ernest Edward and Bonnie Blythe (Lord) Jenkinson.

Louan graduated from Otterbein High School in 1966. She married the love of her life, Jimmy Franklin, on May 12, 1973. She retired from material management at Purdue University, where she worked as a supervisor. She was very involved in Girl Scouts and the Special Olympics. She had a passion for reading, Jeopardy and going on vacations.

Louan is survived by two children, Tammi Louan and James Clayton Franklin; six grandchildren, Robbie Soulliere IV, Zachary Hailey, Makaid Fisher, Zachary Franklin, Michayla Franklin and Kalishia Franklin; seven siblings, Ernysta E. Flynn, Ernest E. Jenkinson, Theern T. Veach, Deena D. Graves, Danell D. Rossi, Clayton K. Jenkinson and Mark M. Jenkinson; and many nieces and nephews.

Louan was preceded in death by her husband; grandson Brandon Hailey; niece Blair Rossi; four siblings, Bonnie B. Bisner, Nona N. Huff, Arlo A. Jenkinson and Jonathon J. Jenkinson; and her cockatoo, Dandy Franklin.

A celebration will be held at a later date. Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care is entrusted with care.

Share memories and condolences online at sandersfuneralcare.com.

Richard Cory

Richard Cory

Oct. 10, 1934-April 15, 2022

 

Richard Cory has lived a long and productive life, and on Good Friday, April 15, 2022, the Lord called this farmer to begin his new journey.

On Oct. 10, 1934, on a Tangier farm, he was the first born child of George and Geraldine Cory. As the son of an outstanding businessman and farmer, after Richard had graduated from high school at Tangier and three and a half years at college in Indianapolis’ Indiana Central, Richard began his life long career of farming the same year he married Susan Hill, 1955. As a young farmer, he surrounded himself with experienced businessmen and agriculturalists to mentor him and his operation.

While he rapidly grew his farm, he also grew his family, one son and two daughters. Church life was important to him, and most of his life he devoted time and resources and leadership to pave the way for churches in Rockville, Kingman and Cayuga to always be relevant with God’s message for all, young and old.

Community was important to Richard, and he was involved in various organizations, whether they were agricultural or social or professional. Richard was a board member of Parke County REMC for more than 40 years. Along with his farm operation, Richard owned John Deere Dealerships, he was a John Deere loyal farmer all his life. Richard and his wife Susan traveled most of their lives, across North America and much of Europe. He loved to explore and see new things, and especially the Rocky Mountains and Alaska.

Richard retired when he was 70 years old, and his hobby became technology and electronics. He knew how to write computer code, Cobal, Fortran and other similar code, then when Microsoft Windows was introduced, he was on the forefront of internet technologies. 

Family was always important to Richard, and survivors include: son John; two daughters, Cheryl (Joe Woody) and Beth (Tim Reffett); today he has six grand children, Alex Cory, Charlie Cory, Michelle Lewis (Ty), Mallory Valentine (Kye), Rachel Jones (Justin) and Hannah Reffett; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Richard Cory’s life to all that knew him was an authentic example of how to live everyday embracing what God has provided and what is ahead.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 at Gooch Funeral Home, Rockville. Family and friends are invited to visit and celebrate his life, followed by a 1 p.m. funeral service there.

Rita Kay Spittler

Rita Kay Spittler

APRIL 13, 1944 – APRIL 17, 2022

 

Rita Kay Spittler of Terre Haute, born April 13, 1944, passed away on April 17, 2022. Rita graduated from Otter Creek High School in 1962.

Rita impacted the lives of many girls and young women through her work with Girl Scouts. She put on programs, led troops, and taught skills needed throughout life. She also enjoyed sharing her talents with the community through donating her time and skills. She volunteered as an advocate for CASA for several years, sewed teddy bears, blankets, and masks to donate, and supported the local humane shelter.

Rita was an avid gardener, seamstress, and sports fan. She enjoyed coaching softball alongside her husband, Frank, and supporting her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as they played and coached. She also enjoyed traveling with her family.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Spittler; parents, Ernest and Beverly Sturm; and great-grandson, Keaton Freihaut.

Rita is survived by her siblings, Michael (Jeanie) Sturm, Donald (Carla) Sturm, and Susan (Fred) McNeely; daughters, Penny (Jerry) O'Brien, Amy (Brian) Lewis, and Jennifer Crick; grandchildren, Courtney (Cory) Freihaut, Whitney (Charlie) Manwarring, Natalie Lewis, Allison (Connor) Smith, Valerie Lewis, and Nathan Crick; and great-grandchildren, Cameron Freihaut, Kerrigan Freihaut, Cohen Freihaut, Max Manwarring and Jack Manwarring; and special friends Carla Shipman and Elizabeth Harris.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 25 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 6 p.m., on Monday, at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Sampson officiating. Rita will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park the following day after a private family graveside service. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Marjorie E. Tribbett

Marjorie E. Tribbett

March 24, 1933-April 14, 2022

 

Marjorie E. Tribbett, formerly of Linden and Darlington, peacefully transitioned from sleep to life everlasting in the comfort of her Crawfordsville home Thursday morning, April 14, 2022. Marjorie was 89 years old.

Marjorie — or Marji Jo, as she was known to friends — was a beloved member of the Montgomery County community. She dedicated 25 years to “making the best better” as a committed 4-H leader and lent her time and talents volunteering any way she could with the Darlington United Methodist Church for over 25 years. Her greatest joy, however, was her family. Marjorie was an excellent cook and took great satisfaction in delighting her family with new and classic recipes. She opened and operated the Christmas Cottage Tea Room and shared her gift of cooking and love of Christmas cheer with the entire Darlington community.

She was active in the American Shorthorn Lassie Association, serving as national president and recognized as Lassie of the Year in 1978.

Marjorie always had an impeccable sense of style and an eye for beauty. She was a judge for 4-H consumer clothing throughout the state and served as chairman of the Montgomery County Queen Contest for several years.

Later in life, she used her talent to craft magnificent bouquets at Earthworks, a time she cherished for sharing her gift and appreciation of beautiful flowers.

Born March 24, 1933, in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of Arthur Pearson and Mildred Hudson Pearson. Marjorie is survived by her son Rex (Robin) Tribbett and two grandchildren, Hillary Tribbett and Jacob Chambers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Elaine Chambers, and three sisters, Mary Maltsberger, Marie Biddle and Kay Bryan.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville. Services will begin at 1 p.m., led by Pastor Bryan Langdoc. She will be laid to rest at Greenlawn Cemetery in Darlington.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Darlington United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 86, Darlington, IN 47940 or 4-H Inc, 400 Parke Avenue, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Loretta G. Vaughn

Loretta G. Vaughn

March 13, 1932-April 7, 2022

 

Loretta Vaughn, 90, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, New Jersey, due to medical complications.

She was born March 13, 1932, in Miami County, the daughter of Thomas A. and Miriam B. (Dotterer) Horn. Loretta married George C. Smith in Howard County on June 18, 1950, divorcing on June 9, 1969. She married Lawrence M. Vaughn in Indianapolis on June 4, 1971.

She was a resident of Linton from the mid-1990s to 2016 and Crawfordsville from 2016 to 2020, before relocating to New Jersey.

Some of her favorite past times included attending auctions, gardening, food preservation, crafting, and fishing, and she was a lifetime member of the Coal City Fish and Game Club. She regularly volunteered at the Recycle Center while living in Linton, and at the FISH food pantry and Trinity Life Ministry Outlet Store while residing in Crawfordsville.

Survivors include: children, Deborah S. (Robert) File of Sanford, North Carolina, Brian C. (Barbara) Smith of Lebanon, New Jersey, and Charles D. (Rhonda) Smith of Colfax: sister Evelyn B. (Jerry) Henderson of Jenks, Oklahoma; step-son Larry G. (Patti) Vaughn of Fishers: five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.

Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers, Edward A. Horn and Jerry L. Horn.

A celebration of life for family is being planned for a later date. Internment will be at Marion National Cemetery, Marion.

James M. Spencer

James M. Spencer

Oct. 14, 1940–April 14, 2022

 

James Milton Spencer was born in Indianapolis on Oct. 14, 1940, to Ralph D. and Modessa V. Spencer. Jim grew up in Sheridan, Indiana where he graduated from high school and married the love of his life, Sharon Sue Padgett in 1958.

He then earned his bachelor’s degree in social studies and physical education at Indiana State, followed by his master’s degree in American history at Purdue. Jim taught and coached at Darlington, Coal Creek Central, Northridge Middle School and North Montgomery High School for 35 years except for brief interludes in which he served as the social studies consultant for the Indiana Department of Education in Indianapolis as well as spending a year at Purdue University as their first master-teacher-in-residence.

Following his retirement from public schools, Jim became the founding headmaster of Covenant Christian High School on the west-side of Indianapolis. During his 10 years there, they were able to build a state-of-the-art building as well as being accredited by the State of Indiana and the Association of Christian Schools International. He was most pleased that in 2003, Christianity Today Magazine named Covenant the best private Christian school to work at in the nation.

Most of Jim’s summers as a school teacher were spent doing carpenter work, the highlight of which was working with his two sons to build their retirement home. Much of Jim’s retirement time was spent in his workshop building furniture for family and friends. He always had a love-affair with wood and has planted trees wherever they have lived.

Jim also served as the founding pastor of Harvest Fellowship as well as interim pastor of a number of area churches. He spent over 30 years teaching Bible studies whenever and wherever he could as he was fascinated with the good news of the Gospel.

He is survived by his wife, Sue, and children, Steve (Julie) Spencer, Patti (Rick) Ehrhardt, Jill (John) Maxwell and Brad (Bethany) Spencer. Jim and Sue were also blessed with 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 22 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville. Burial is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23 at the Spencer Cemetery, W 46th (N 1200 E) Sheridan, IN 46069. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Harvest Fellowship Church, 1618 W. C.R. 500S, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to either: Covenant Christian High School, 7525 W. 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46214 or Harvest Fellowship, 1618 W. C.R. 500S, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Royce Armstrong

Royce Armstrong

Feb. 1, 1932-March 25, 2022

 

Royce Armstrong, 90, died Friday, March 25, 2022, at Avon Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Feb. 1, 1932, at New Market, to Lawrence and Bessie (Reynolds) Armstrong. He was raised in New Market and was a proud member of the New Market High School class of 1950. He attended Indiana State Teachers College for two years before transferring to the University of Michigan, where he received a BM in music education in 1954, and an MM in music education in 1959. Royce served in the Army Band from 1954 to 1956. He was a high school band director in Illinois and Michigan, as well as in Morocco, Chesterton and Delphi. Following his retirement from teaching, he spent 10 years as a mail carrier in the Lafayette area.

Royce was a skilled musician and performer. Throughout his life, when he wasn’t teaching, Royce played the trombone and occasionally sang with numerous dance bands, Dixieland bands and community bands throughout central and north central Indiana. He also spent several years in Florida and performed with various groups there. Royce never put limitations on performing and was known to insert a song into a conversation, or entertain his grandchildren with a catchy tune.

Royce was a member of Delphi United Methodist Church, Anderson First United Methodist Church and Zionsville United Methodist Church. He served through music by singing in his rich bass voice in various church choirs, and by starting and directing the handbell choir at Delphi UMC. Royce was also an avid researcher of Armstrong genealogy and recently became a member of the DAR.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers who died in infancy; two sisters, Virginia Hitch and Maurine Dillman; and daughter Jill.

He is survived by five children, Sally (Travis) Richardson, Karen (Tim) Bastress, Mary (Kurt) Scheib, Adrienne (Mark) Frossard and Jordan (Kim) Armstrong; and 10 grandchildren, Luke (Alyssa), Joel and Nathan Richardson, Titus and Beatrice Scheib, Owen, Gavin, Camden and Emerson Frossard and Henry (“Hank”) Armstrong.

If you knew Royce and would like to share your memories of him with his family, please join us as we celebrate his life at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16 in the sanctuary at West Bridge Church, 1521 S. C.R. 75W, Danville, Indiana. There will be an hour of visitation prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m.

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

Jon Lance Mills

Jon Lance Mills

Nov. 7, 1963-April 8, 2022

 

On April 8, 2022, the world lost an amazing man, Jon Lance Mills. He was born Nov. 7, 1963, at Crawfordsville, to Jennie and Jerry Mills.

Jon graduated from Crawfordsville High School and Vincennes University.

A great feeling of loss and heartache knowing he is no longer physically with us but so many wonderful memories of him that anyone that knew him will cherish forever.

Jon was someone you always wanted to be around. The world was a better place because he was in it.

Jon always put his family and loved ones first. When Jon talked about them you could see the love on his face and the joy in his heart.

Jon married Pamela Michael on May 3, 1986. The love Jon and Pam shared was unbreakable and could withstand any hard times. They have two wonderful children, Erik (Heather) Dale of Carmel and Mikal (Chad) Richards of Parrish, Florida.

Jon loved spending time with his seven grandchildren. Jon was an amazing brother to Julie (Mike) Zachary and Jay (Sue) Mills. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Jon is now playing and watching over his nephew and niece, Trenton and Kelsey Zachary that he dearly loved.

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

Mary Jane Albright Fay

Mary Jane Albright Fay

April 13, 2022

 

Mary Jane Albright Fay, 99, of Waynetown died at 4 p.m. April 13, 2022, in Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Phyllis Jean Mills

Phyllis Jean Mills

DECEMBER 13, 1930 – APRIL 14, 2022

 

Phyllis Jean Mills, age 91, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Phyllis was born December 13, 1930.

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

Marjorie Juanita Goodman

Marjorie Juanita Goodman

APRIL 10, 1930 – APRIL 14, 2022

 

Juanita Goodman, 92, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at her residence surrounded by family.

Juanita was born in Greencastle on April 10, 1930, the daughter of Marion and Iona (Williams) Tharp.

Mrs. Goodman was a member of the Hanna Street Baptist Church and she helped her husband with many projects during his membership with the Lions Club. Juanita worked as a Beautician for many years, and owned Curl and Swirl in Greencastle. She enjoyed square dancing and travel, but above all she loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include her two children, Vickie Smith, (husband-Dan), and Larry Goodman, (wife-Carmen); eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 66 years, Marion “Midge” Goodman; two children, Lynn Winkler, and Gary Goodman; a brother Harry Tharp; and two sisters, Edna Roach, and Faye Fulkerson.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday April 20 2022, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Patrick Smith officiating. Burial will follow in New Providence Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday.

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

Brad Allen

Brad Allen

May 23, 1972 - April 11, 2022

 

William Bradley “Brad” Allen passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 11, 2022. Brad was born to Larry and Linda (Bullerdick) Allen on May 23, 1972.
Brad was a 1990 graduate of South Putnam High School. He spent many years as a paramedic and firefighter working with the Poland Volunteer Fire Department. Brad worked for several years at IAC in Greencastle as a fork truck driver and a Union Steward. He also worked as a Traveling Project Manager for Apollo Retail facilitating CVS remodels across the country. The past few years Brad worked as an Appliance Repair Technician for SafeCare in Indianapolis. Brad enjoyed fishing, especially when he got to fish with his sons and his father. He loved to go camping, work in his garden, and play with his beloved pup, Jaxson. In his free time, you could find him in the garage tinkering with things and fixing anything that he could get his hands on. Some of his favorite things were camping, traveling, and sitting around the bonfire with a beer. If you couldn’t find Brad, he was more than likely at Buffalo Wild Wings, enjoying his spicy garlic wings and beer. Brad had a very strong love for life and a passion for helping everyone he came into contact with.
Brad is survived by his loving wife, Melissa, his parents, Larry and Linda Allen of Brazil, two sons, Timothy Allen (Samantha) of Indianapolis, and Brandon Allen (Renae) of Heritage Lake, step daughter, Courtney Wells (Brocton) of Greencastle, his beloved grandchildren, Riley, Kyler, Thatcher, Lauren, Declan, and Eilah, and one brother, Chad Allen.
A visitation will be held Friday, April 15th from 11-4 at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Avenue in Brazil. Per Brad’s request there will not be a formal funeral service, as there will be a celebration of his life held at a later date.

Glenaverne 'Glena' G. Davis

Glenaverne ‘Glena’ G. Davis

June 1, 1927-April 11, 2022

 

Glenaverne “Glena” G. Davis, 94, passed away peacefully Monday, April 11, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 1, 1927, at Gilbert, Minnesota, to John and Anna (Nallett) Denstedt. After retirement in 1989 she and her husband moved from New Ross to Oak Hill, Florida.

Glena had many talents. She upholstered furniture, excellent seamstress, realtor, avid reader and volunteered at Halifax Health Hospice. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Glena was a long-time member of Indian River Baptist Church where she started the Prayer Shawl Ministry. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Survivors include: daughter Trudy (Ron) Youngs of Pensacola, Florida; two grandchildren, Travis (Jonna) Davis, of Ladoga and Tricia (Aaron) Thompson of New Market; four great-grandchildren, Dakota Davis of Crawfordsville, Chyanne Davis of Ladoga, Aaron (Skye) Youngs of Pensacola, Florida and Hunter Youngs of Pensacola, Florida; and great-great-granddaughter Lexie Davis of Crawfordsville.

Glena was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Wallace Davis; son Fred Davis; and her six siblings.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 15 at Settle-Wilder Funeral Home, 406 S. Orange St., New Smyrna Beach, with Dr. Keith A. Taylor Sr., officiating. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, April 15 at Settle-Wilder Chapel. Burial will be at Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater, Florida.

Condolences may be made online at www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com.

Julian Jarvis

Julian Jarvis

JULY 12, 1935 – APRIL 11, 2022

 

Julian Jarvis, 86, of Greencastle passed away late Monday Evening, April 11, 2022, at Mill Pond Health Campus.

Julian was born in Greencastle on July 12, 1935, the son of Verlin and Dona Elizabeth (Burnside) Jarvis, and earned a Bachler’s Degree in Business from DePauw University.

Mr. Jarvis worked for Central Bank of Greencastle for 28 years and was the owner and operater of Julian Jarvis Rare Coins in Greencastle for many years. He was a member of Greencastle Church of the Nazarene, was on the Board of Olivet Nazarene University, and was a Charter Member of Putnam County and Wabash Valley Coin Clubs.

Survivors include, his wife, Arlene Jarvis; six step-children, Mike Faber, (Deb), Joan Short, (Jeff), Kathy Boskamp, Ruth Reidenga, (Mark), Norman Faber Jr., (Robin), and James Faber, (Shaun); 25 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Betty Jarvis.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2022, at Greencastle Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Bob Muncie and Dr. John Mongerson officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Monday at the church.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Olivet Nazarene University, 1 University Ave, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914.

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

Gerard John Povazsay

Gerard John Povazsay

NOVEMBER 26, 1940 – APRIL 11, 2022

 

Gerard John Povazsay, age 81, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Monday, April 11, 2022. Gerard was born November 26, 1940.

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

Jered Wayne Pickett

Jered Wayne Pickett

April 16, 1992 ~ April 10, 2022 (age 29)

 

Jered Wayne Pickett, age 29 of Cloverdale passed away April 10th, 2022.

He was born April 16th, 1992 in Danville, IN to Wayne Pickett and Sandra (Church) Pickett.

He is survived by his father Wayne Pickett; mother Sandra Pickett; Step-father Shane Pickett; brother Lucas Pickett; grandmothers Mary Ward and Vada Pickett; fiancé Mary Smith.

Funeral services for Jered will be held at 7:00 pm Friday April 15th, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until the service time of 7:00 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Albert C. Parker

Albert C. Parker

May 7, 1932-March 10, 2022

 

Albert C. Parker, formerly of Shannondale, died March 10, 2022, in Sun City, Arizona. He was born May 7, 1932, to William Clyde and Maurine Anna Sump Parker, in a farm house of Ben and Fannie Stith, near Shannondale.

Albert attended Darlington school for 12 years, graduating in spring of 1950. Then attended Indiana University and graduated from Indiana Business College in 1952.

He worked for Kraft Foods in July 1952 in Indianapolis and retired from Kraft in June 1989 in Glenview, Illinois. During his time with Kraft he also worked in Huntington, West Virginia, Cincinnatti, Ohio and finished his career working in their headquarters in the Chicago area. He then moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where it did not snow or get very cold.

Albert was very active in the Jaycees, participating in many civic programs and also served as an officer for several years. In Cincinnati he became involved with Big Brothers and ended up with two “little brothers.” Mike Hogeback, the older of the boys, became like a son and lived with him from age 13 until Mike went to college.

Albert enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting as a youth. After retirement he enjoyed hiking all over the state of Arizona as well as many other western states, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. He hiked every National Park west of the Mississippi River plus many National Monuments. He loved to travel visiting more than 35 countries.

Albert was a member of the Shannondale Bethel Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by sister Dee Timmons, Colfax; brother Keith (Patty) Parker of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother in-law Bill Timmons.

A private service at Greenlawn cemetery in Darlington will be held at a future date.

Shirley Mae Swim

Shirley Mae Swim

NOVEMBER 29, 1937 – APRIL 11, 2022

 

Shirley Mae Swim, 84, of Brazil, passed away on April 11, 2022, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Shirley was born in Greencastle on November 29, 1937, the daughter of Eli Brattain, and Malinda Maurine (Elder) Aker, and was a graduate of Greencastle High School.

Mrs. Swim was a member of Parke County Quilters, was a Master Gardner, and was in multiple Extension Homemaker Clubs. She was a former member of Lena United Methodist Church. Shirley enjoyed quilting, gardening, and cooking, but above all she loved taking care of her family.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Jim Swim; five children, Debbie Stone, Rosedale, Donna Moats, (Kevin), Terre Haute, Danny Swim, (Terri), Spencerville, Darlene Derifield, (Wally), Plymouth, and Denise Mills (Ryan), Fayetteville, Arkansas; a brother John E. Aker, Owensboro, Kentucky; a sister, Barbara Aker, Greencastle; 17 grandchildren, Matthew, Ashley, Taylor, Kayla, Savannah, Mackenzie, Randy, Jacob, Justin, Tyler, Nathaniel, Burke, Elizabeth, Grace, Luke, Olivia and Jozie; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Blaydes officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2022 and one hour prior to time of service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Kindred Hospice, 4122 S. 7th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47802 Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.

Richard Hendrickson

Richard Hendrickson

January 20, 1946 - April 7, 2022

 

Richard Hendrickson, 76, passed away April 7, 2022 in Brazil, Indiana. Richard was born to the late Bernard and Anita (Pinkerton) Hendrickson on January 20, 1946 in Chicago Heights, Illinois.
Richard is survived by two daughters, Holley Reckel and Barbara Hendrickson, siblings, Anita Steele, Barbara Fontaine, Trisha Cook (Charlie), and Dale Hendrickson, grandchildren, Zachary Doud, Anada Ramirez, Mary Doud, Morgan Shea Hendrickson, and Austin Hendrickson, great grandchildren, Anahi Ramirez, and Juan Ramirez.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents, as well as his brother, David Hendrickson.
Per Richards wishes, cremation will take place and his cremated remains will be buried at sea.

Phyllis Stanton

Phyllis Stanton

February 1, 1956 - April 9, 2022

 

Phyllis June Stanton, 66, passed away April 9, 2022 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital due to an illness. Phyllis was born to the late Byron Alaska Elliott and Garnett Hayes on February 1, 1956.
Phyllis loved to spend time outdoors, enjoying camping and gardening. She especially enjoyed fishing with her husband, Bob. Phyllis was a great cook and enjoyed cooking for any family occasion. Phyllis had many names, she was known as Philly, Mama Moose, Grandma, Mom, Old Lady, and Sissy.
Phyllis is survived by her husband, Bob Stanton, son, Moose Malicoat (Paula), four siblings, Larry Elliott (Jeanie), Lynn Brown (Robert), Glenn Elliott (Janet), Barbara Hopkins, grandchildren, Rachael Mboga, Lillie Maesch, Daylin and Dru Miller, and Carson Malicoat, as well as one great granddaughter, Delilah Roman.
Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Georgie Lynn Elliott, and a nephew, Robbie Brown.
In accordance with Phyllis’s wishes, cremation will take place.

Linda Lou Weaver

Linda Lou Weaver

Nov. 4, 1952-March 29, 2022

 

Funeral services for Linda Lou Weaver were held April 4, 2022, in the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel, with Chaplain Deb Hawley officiating. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Linda was born Nov. 4, 1952, at Crawfordsville, to Gerald and Janet (Coahran) Allen, and passed away March 29, 2022.

She met Charles “Larry” Weaver in February 1970. Linda graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1971 and finally they were married on July 22, 1972 and over the years followed him around the USA and Europe during a long military career ending up in Lawton, Oklahoma. Then on to Enid after retirement.

One constant throughout this time was her faith. Linda was active in the church teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Sunday School Superintendent and innumerable Bible studies. She was a very active member of the Protestant Women of the Chapel. Linda was president of the local chapter in Germany and also secretary of the European chapter. Even as her physical abilities diminished her faith just expanded. She was an inspiration to all who knew her.

Linda is survived by her husband, Charles L. “Larry” Weaver; daughter Christina Beckwith and husband Victor; son Shawn Weaver and wife Shawna; grandchildren, Larkin, Jeffrey and Austin; siblings, Gerald “Bud” Allen and Vickie Canter; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society with Ladusau-Evans serving as custodian of the funds.

Condolences to the family may be made at ladusauevans.com.

Richard Lee Yater

Richard Lee Yater

June 4, 1938-April 5, 2022

 

Richard Lee Yater went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. He was welcomed to his Heavenly home by his wonderful wife, mother and many treasured family members and friends.

He was born June 4, 1938, in Detroit, Michigan, to Leona Belle Wirth Yater and Morris Cliston Yater.

 

He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Monticello, Indiana, in 1956. He married Evelyn Kay Gross on Nov. 24, 1956, near Montezuma, Indiana. They were married for 63 years.

Throughout his life he loved the thrill of buying and selling. He excelled in hunting both in the woods and for bargains be it cars or tractors. He enjoyed fishing, boating and playing euchre. He worked hard alongside his wife raising their three children. He worked as a mechanic at Skip’s Mobil in Crawfordsville and then he worked 27 years at CEL&P, retiring in 1995.

He and Evelyn then moved to Burkesville, Kentucky. They worked together tirelessly on their small farm raising cattle, chickens and goats. He loved being in charge of when hay was to be cut down and when it should be put in the barn. Riding his tractor was his favorite pastime.

He is survived by son Thomas Lee (Donna) Yater of Lafayette; two daughters, Leona Kay Yater of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and Ellen (Gary) Rooze of Crawfordsville; sister Anna Yater of Crawfordsville; sister-in-law Sharon Gross of Monticello; and grandchildren, Doug (Jamie), Dan (Elizabeth) and David (Courtney) Rooze of Crawfordsville and Zachary  (Ariel), Tucker (Megan) and Lily Yater of Lafayette. He also was blessed with eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by wife Evelyn and parents, Leona and Morris.

Services will be at noon Saturday, April 9 at Hunt and Son Funeral Home, Crawfordsville. Visitation will be from 10 until the time of the service. Interment will be at Oak Hill South.

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

Deborah 'Debi' Jane (Moore) Cassida

Deborah ‘Debi’ Jane (Moore) Cassida

Dec. 24, 1950-April 5, 2022

 

After a hard fought battle, Deborah “Debi” Jane (Moore) Cassida, New Palestine, Indiana, went into the arms of our Lord on April 5, 2022.

She was born Dec. 24, 1950. She was 71 years young. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Lawrence “Larry” Gene Cassida. They were married on April 8, 1972.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Jane Douglas; her father, Richard Moore; sister Tina Truax; sister-in-law Debbie Williams; father-in-law Edgar Cassida; mother-in-law Evelyn Thomas; and two grandchildren, Miley and Mitchell Mahurin.

Her brother, Rick (Betsy) Moore; sister Brenda (Buck) Stonebraker; sister-in-law Tammy (Sam) Jeffrey; and brother-in-law, Ed (Norma) Cassida survive her.

She had two daughters, Crystal (Greg) Kottlowski and Charity Mahurin. She had four grandchildren whom she adored, Katelyn and Carter Kottlowski and Ty and Tenley Mahurin, all who survive her.

Not only was she a platform stylist, but she ran a well known and loved business in her community for over 30 years, The Hair Express. She spent her career making people feel beautiful. She was also a long standing member of Eastern Star. She lived a life of service and devotion to others. She taught her family that the soul can be fed by the ocean. She was known to be kind, faithful, generous, and could change any life she touched.

She was loved by everyone who knew her.

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville. Services will begin at 5 p.m., led by Pastor Mark Havel.

Please consider donations in lieu of flowers to the Indiana Kidney Foundation or Special Olympics of Hancock County.

Beulah I. (Davis) Roe

Beulah I. (Davis) Roe

June 8, 1926-April 6, 2022

 

Beulah I. (Davis) Roe, 96, of Russellville passed away peacefully April 6, 2022.

She was born June 8, 1926, to the late Adam and Polly (Patton) Watkins. She first married Kenneth Davis in 1945. He preceded her in death. She then married Gene Roe in 1999. He preceded her in death.

Beulah was a loving wife and mother. She loved to work in her gardens and take care of her family. In her earlier years she worked on a military base cooking and doing general maintenance work. She was a long time member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Barnard.

Beulah is survived by her children, Gary Davis, Mike Davis, Bobby Davis, Tim Davis, Kathy Smith, Sandy Boller and Barbra Crabtree; grandchildren, Mikey Davis, Greg Davis, Scott Davis, Kim Davis, Frank Davis, Pam Scott, Amanda Myers, Christy Uplinger, Brian Davis, Nate Davis, Tony Tompson, Mickey Tompson, Christopher Kelly, Jason Kelly and Justin Kelly; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; daughter Diana Kelly; and siblings, Don, Josh, Emmy, Lucille, Carol and Orsie.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 10 at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 102 E. Washington St., Roachdale, with Steve Blaydes officiating. Burial will follow in Bainbridge Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family at the funeral home on Sunday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Visit www.serviesmorgan.com to share a memory or leave  a condolence for the family.

Harold Edward Redlin

Harold Edward Redlin

JANUARY 31, 1943 – APRIL 4, 2022

 

Harold Edward Redlin January 31,1943 - April 4, 2022

Harold Redlin fulfilled 79 years on earth, a life of strength, determination, hard work, to join Penny, the love of his life, for eternity. Harold, with younger siblings Larry, Denny and Marlene, grew up and worked on the Winamac IN family farm of Harold and Verniece Redlin.

Harold's life took on new dimensions and directions at Purdue University after North Judson HS graduation. He earned an engineering degree and participated in soccer and several campus activities.

Most important, he met Penny Ahrens. In 1966, Harold and Penny graduated, married and solidified a partnership of love, commitment, happiness, and hard work that lasted until Penny's death in 2012.

Harold served his country in the US Army as a 2nd Lieutenant for Fort Belvoir VA and just days after Penny gave birth to beautiful Holly Marie, he reported for dangerous and challenging active duty in Vietnam. With God's blessings, Harold came home to Penny and quickly became "Daddy Hero" to toddler Holly. He earned the Bronze Star and other military honors/awards and he served in the US Army Reserves. Harold began his long career with Pillsbury in 1970, holding various positions in New Albany, IN, Allentown, PA, Minneapolis, MN and finally back to Penny's hometown Terre Haute, IN.

All who knew and loved him recognized this as a "so Harold" quote: "Better to take a book and not have time to read, than to have time to read and have no book." Harold was never without a book, even when methodically allotting time and energy to tackle tasks and project skill, pride and efficiency or when playing and watching sports or when hiking and sledding near his home. Harold's zest for reading and learning enabled him to advance in his career by earning post-graduate degrees from IUPUI. After retirement, Harold applied his talents and knowledge as a small business consultant.

The greatest "goal" of Harold's life was to be Penny's perfect, supportive husband, Holly's guiding, caring father, and a leader/giver in his community. In later years, Harold and Penny energetically and enthusiastically became Pop Pop and Gam Gam to precious granddaughter Maeve Elizabeth and her pals. Harold must hold a record for attending sports events at St. Joan of Arc and Bishop Chatard in Indy. He was Maeve's proudest fan, supporter and protector. He was a good man who really made a difference by touching the lives of so many and and spreading his sharp, "to the point" wisdom and humor.

Harold was preceded in death by Penny, the women who gave his life meaning, his parents Harold and Verniece Redlin, and Penny's parents Bob and Jewel Ahrens.

Harold is survived by many special people who loved him, were loved by him, shared life's experiences with him, and will miss him so very much: Harold's two most beloved girls Holly Flynn and Maeve Flynn; best friend and brother Larry and Debbie Redlin; Heather Redlin and family; Jason Redlin and family; Robin and Gordon Bennett and family; Brian Flynn; numerous other family members and dear friends.

A strong, caring man has entered Heaven. Harold's earthly mission is finished; his dream of being with Penny for eternity has come true. Vaya con Dios, our dear Harold.

Shirley Mae (Sporich) Standiferd

Shirley Mae (Sporich) Standiferd

April 30, 1939 ~ April 4, 2022 (age 82)

 

Shirley Mae Standiferd, age 82 of Gosport, passed away April 4th, 2022. She was born April 30th, 1939 to the late John and Ellen (Ketcham)  Sporich. Shirley a member of a bowling League and enjoyed cooking and baking.

Shirley married Steven Standiferd July 3rd, 1993 and he survives.

In addition to her husband she is also survived by her children Lawrence (Sandy) Kreutzer of Pueblo West, CO, Earl Wayne Kreutzer of Colorado City, CO, Patricia Ann (Chris) Woods of Gosport, IN; one sister, three brothers; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Sarah Shotts Pavish Stephenson

Sarah Shotts Pavish Stephenson

Nov. 7, 1937–April 4, 2022

 

Sarah, 84, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2022, at her daughter’s home in Crawfordsville. In her final week, she was surrounded by her family.

She was born Nov. 7, 1937, at Crawfordsville, to Theodore Richard Shotts and Wanda Schaffer Shotts. She attended school in New Richmond and graduated secretary school in South Bend. She married John Pavish Jr. on Feb. 14, 1958, at South Bend. She later married Richard Stephenson on June 15, 1967, at New Richmond.

Sarah believed in God and enjoyed attending mass when she could. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and sister. On one trip West, she was thrilled to see the redwoods, California wine country and Yellowstone National Park. On her last trip with her sister, she enjoyed exploring Michigan’s Great Lakes and Ohio’s Amish Country. She enjoyed yard work and caring for her flower beds. Family was important to Sarah, and she always looked forward to family gatherings with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Lou Spragg of Crawfordsville; five children, Julie (Steve) Spencer of Crawfordsville, Rick (Deborah) Stephenson of Griffin, Georgia, Pat Stephenson of Griffin, Georgia, Janet Fogleman (John Butler) of Pitts, Georgia, Michael (Jill) Stephenson of Camas, Washington; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and her beloved Westie, Jackie, who is spoiled by Steve and Julie.

Arrangements are being handled by Family and Friends Funeral Home in Wingate. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9 at the New Richmond Cemetery.

Richard Walke Sr.

Richard Walke Sr.

April 4, 1948-April 4, 2022

 

Richard Walke Sr. of Crawfordsville passed away on Monday, his 74th birthday, at Franciscan Health.

Mr. Walke was a teacher at North Montgomery for over 30 years, where he also served as assistant athletic director and coached several sports over the years. He enjoyed golf, bowling, following sports in general, and was a huge supporter of North Montgomery Athletics, even after he retired. He was a member of the Rocky Ridge men’s league and Sons of the American Legion.

 

Born April 4, 1948, at Batesville, he was the son of Ralph J. Walke and Velma Prakel Walke. He graduated from Batesville High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Ball State, after which he earned a master’s degree from Indiana State.

Surviving family includes: two sons, Richard (Traci) Walke Jr. of Waynetown and Ryan (Amy) Walke of Darlington; sister Mary Jo Mahle; brother Charles (Janet) Walke; sister Patti Walke; eight grandchildren, Zachary (Logan) Walke, Makayla Walke, Makenzie Walke, Allyson Anderson, Erica (Steve Miller) Graphman, Allysa (Mitchell) Alexander, Alizabeth Anderson and Lucas Graphman; and great-granddaughter Eleanor Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Michael Walke; nephew Shawn; and brother-in-law Jim Mahle.

A gathering to celebrate the life of Dick Walke will be held 4-7 p.m. April 23 at Rocky Ridge Golf Club. The club is located just south of Darlington at 3965 North County Road 625 East. Cremation arrangements were made through Burkhart Funeral Home.

Lori King Nelson

Lori King Nelson

Aug. 22, 1962-March 30, 2022

 

Lori King Nelson, 59, of Jamestown, died Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

Lori was born Aug. 22, 1962, at Indianapolis, a daughter of the late Ronald King and Mary (Beth) Easley. She married Robert Nelson on Nov. 29, 1984. He survives.

Lori graduated from Carmel High School. She worked as a physical therapist at various locations, including Witham Hospital, Western Boone schools and nursing homes in Crawfordsville. Lori truly loved her job, especially working for First Steps, where her work with babies brought her so much joy. She also enjoyed gardening, watching movies and listening and playing to music.

Survivors include her loving husband of 37 years, Robert Nelson of Jamestown; daughter Christina Glendenning of Fishers; grandson Tucker Frye; mother Mary B. Easley (Thomas Easley); and siblings, Todd King, Debra Gastineau, Angie Snipes and Jill McFarland.

Lori was preceded in death by her children, Samantha Diane Nelson on May 4, 2020 and Clayton Patrick Nelson on April 12, 2014.

Family and friends will gather Monday, April 11 for visitation from 4 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 7 p.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lori’s memory may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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

John Richard Payne Sr.

John Richard Payne Sr.

March 31, 1952-April 2, 2022

 

John Richard Payne Sr., 70, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at OSF hospital in Danville, Illinois.

He was the husband of Martha Payne. They shared 12 years of marriage together.

Born in Crawfordsville on March 31, 1952, he was the son of George Reuben and Nina Hollis Young Payne. He had attended Fountain Central. After being disabled, he enjoyed scrapping for many years, as he was known as the “Junk Man.” He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and any other activity that would keep him outdoors. He especially enjoyed visiting with his grandchildren.

He is survived by wife Martha; sons, Rick and Kevin (Jessica) Payne; grandchildren, Jaylin, Autumn, Madison and Elijah Payne; sister Kathy (Tom) Sanders; brothers, Benny (Jackie) and Eric (Lib) Payne; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Thelma.

A direct cremation is being performed by Maus Funeral Home, Attica. There will be no visitation or service. There will be a celebration of life held at 5 p.m. Friday at Sterling Christian Church, Veedersburg.

Nina Williams Miles Gross

Nina Williams Miles Gross

Sept. 30, 1930-April 4, 2022

 

Nina Williams Miles Gross, 91, formerly of Wingate passed away at 5 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2022, in Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Greencastle.

Nina was born Sept. 30, 1930, at Waynetown, daughter of the late Clayton and Ruth Springer Williams. She was first married to Russell Merle Miles on Nov. 12, 1949, and he preceded her in death in 1982. She later married Robert H. Gross on May 4, 1986, and he preceded her in death January of 2015.

Nina was a graduate of Waynetown High School. She had formerly worked as a waitress and 20 plus years in Dr. Claude Thompson’s office. She loved being outdoors, mowing their lawn, gardening and mushroom hunting. She enjoyed crocheting ornaments, blankets and afghans, square dancing and collecting unique rocks.

She is survived by son Bill (Janet) Miles of Fillmore; daughters, Rita Jones of West Lafayette and Teresa Miles of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Kerry Miles and Kurt (Sara) Miles, both of Fillmore, Kristie (Tony) Bumgardner of Greencastle, Kimberly (Jeff) Cunningham of Cloverdale, Ashey (Matt) Hill of West Lafayette and Miles Parsons and Andrew Parsons, both of Indianapolis; and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and son-in-law Stan Jones.

Nina’s family would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to the staff at Hickory Creek for the excellent care given Nina!

Visitation hours are 1-2 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, with graveside services following 2:30 p.m. in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer’s Research Foundation or American Cancer Society.

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

Jeannette Sharp

Jeannette Sharp

July 30, 1942 ~ April 6, 2022 (age 79)

 

               Jeannette Sharp, age 79 of Quincy, passed away April 6th, 2022.  She was born July 30th, 1942 in Greencastle to the late Grace and Vivian “Bib” Sackett.  She graduated from Cloverdale High School in 1960 and then Indiana State University in 1964.  She taught physical education and coached most girls from 1964 to 1995 until she retired.  She was a pioneer for women’s sports starting G.A.A. and coaching most girls’ sports in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Later in life she was a avid sports fan for Cloverdale, but mainly her grandchildren later in life. She loved her coffee and was a collector of coffee cups, dolls, and was a QVC number one customer.

                She is survived by her husband James “Jim” Sharp whom she married in September of 1962.  Daughters, Terri Fogle, Neoga, IL, and Traci Scott of Cloverdale.  Grandchildren Chanda Mowery, Jimmy Mowery, Bradanne Toney, and Brantson Scott.  Great-Grandson Mason Mowery.  Nieces Angie Shirk, Sharon Perkins, Donna Smith, and Deanna Harris.  Nephews, Rick Quinette, Mark(Wendi) Garrett, and many great nieces and nephews.

                In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings Bernadine Quinnette, Rita Garrett, and Buzz Sacket.  Also, her son in law Wes Fogle.

                Funeral Services for Jeannette will be held Saturday, April 9th, at 1:00pm, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held from 10:00am until service time.  Burial will follow in the Cloverdale Cemetery.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Marilyn Bott

Marilyn Bott

October 15, 1939 - April 4, 2022

 

Marilyn Bott, 82, of Brazil left this world to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, April 4, 2022.
She was born October 15, 1939 in Brazil, the daughter of Charlotte Raybould Miller and Burton Miller, both deceased. Marilyn graduated from Brazil High School, class of 1957 and went on to earn her teaching degree from Indiana State University, she earned her Bachelors Degree in 1963, and her Masters in Education in 1966. She taught business and typing at Sheridan, Greencastle, and Clay City High Schools at various points in her life.
Marilyn married Oren Earle Bott, also of Brazil, at the newly built First Christian Church on its dedication Sunday, July 31, 1966. They have been together for over 56 years.
Besides the roles of wife and teacher, throughout her lifetime, Marilyn was also a mother, friend, vocalist in her church and extension homemaker choirs, 50 year member of the Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club, antique collector and exhibitor at the Indiana State Fair, and owner of Bott Antiques for over 30 years.
Marilyn was also an avid reader and lifelong learner. She loved to read and study the Bible and biblical history and also had a special affinity for the books of Gene Stratton Porter, an Indiana author and naturalist.
Marilyn is survived by her husband Oren, as well as her daughter Elaine (Brad) Wise of Selma, Indiana.
A visitation will be held Friday, April 8th from 5-7 PM at French Funeral Home, 421 E National Avenue in Brazil. A second visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10-11 AM on Saturday with a funeral service beginning at 11 AM officiated by Pastor Chris Gregg. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.

William Anthony Schneider

William Anthony Schneider

OCTOBER 24, 1981 – MARCH 30, 2022

 

William Anthony Schneider, age 40, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. William was born October 24, 1981.

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

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