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Ellen Louise Waugh

Ellen Louise Waugh

OCTOBER 7, 1946 – MAY 29, 2022

 

Ellen Louise Waugh, age 75, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2022.

She was born October 7, 1946 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Adam Leo Martin And Bertha Louise (Schlosser) Martin.

Ellen was a graduate of Gerstmeyer High School in the Class of 1964. She retired from Sears after many years of work and dedication.

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Tom Waugh; her two loving daughters, Laura Waugh and Stephanie Bollinger; her grandchildren: Nicole Riggen, Derek Nicoson, Chayne Bollinger, Seth Bollinger, and Bailey Bollinger; along with her 3 great-grandchildren: Wyatt Riggen, Abram Riggen, and Brogyn Nicoson.

Ellen was a member of the Hoosier Homemakers and the Local AARP.

She enjoyed the outdoors, traveling with her family, and shopping. Ellen also cherished the lunch dates she would have with her friends. Most of all, she loved her family and the memories they shared together.

Ellen is preceded in death by her parents, and her loving grandson, Mitchell Price.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 11am - 1pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. Service will begin at 1pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. A graveside will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to welcome friends and family to join them at the Riley Masonic Lodge after the services to celebrate Ellen's wonderful life.

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

Clifford Earl King

Clifford Earl King

SEPTEMBER 29, 1938 – MAY 27, 2022

 

Clifford Earl King, 83, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022.

Born September 29, 1938 in Limedale, IN, the son of Albert Earl and Mary Ellen (Haltom) King. He was a graduate of Cloverdale High School.

Clifford retired from the Indiana Youth Center in Plainfield, IN, where he served as a captain.

He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley L. King; parents; and two brothers Jack and Darrell King.

Clifford is survived by his children Deanna (Harry) Pruitt, Marsha (Doug) Sunkel, Jeff (Jenny) King, and Greg (Julia) King; brother Raymond (Sharon) King; sister Marjorie King; and eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 3, 2022 at the Forest Hill Cemetery. Interment will follow. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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

Jeanna Marie Bushong

Jeanna Marie Bushong

SEPTEMBER 7, 1963 – MAY 17, 2022

 

Jeanna Marie Bushong, age 58, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Jeanna was born September 7, 1963.

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

Bryan Leo DeRoller

Bryan Leo DeRoller

FEBRUARY 11, 1961 – MAY 28, 2022

 

Bryan Leo DeRoller, age 61, of Rosedale, Indiana passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2022. Bryan was born February 11, 1961 in Rochester, New York to Leo DeRoller and June Tindall DeRoller.

Bryan served his country in the US Army.

He was the beloved father of Michael (Jessica) Madison, Samantha (Steven) DeRoller, Matthew A. (Jessi) DeRoller, Adam (Savannah) DeRoller, Jakob (Kayla) DeRoller, Amanda (Larry) DeRoller, Bryan DeRoller Jr., and Billiegail Brown; 15 grandchildren, Arianna, Connie, Steven, Luke, Lily, Mikey, Courtney, Kiernan, Timmy, Owen, Josiah, Maverick, Silas, Gracelynn and Maddox; six sisters, Paulette Villard, Lynn DeRoller, Noelle Maxwell, Adrianne Rickner, Deborah DeRoller, Faith Madison; three brothers, Stefan DeRoller, Erick DeRoller, and Vance DeRoller; and many nieces and nephews.

Bryan was preceded in death by his parents; his companion Cathleen Rae DeRoller; and two brothers Keith DeRoller and Darryl DeRoller.

Services will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 1 PM at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, with Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 AM until time of services at the funeral home on Saturday.

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

Larry George McClain

Larry George McClain

FEBRUARY 12, 1968 – MAY 27, 2022

 

Larry George McClain, 54, of Phoenix, Arizona, and formerly of Indianapolis and Rosedale, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly in Lafayette, Louisiana while away on a work assignment. He was born on February 12, 1968 in Clinton, Indiana to James Norman and Georgia Louise (Nacke) McClain.

Larry is survived by his fiancée, Lizbett C. Matusek and her daughter Tiffany J. Matusek of Phoenix, AZ; siblings, Kelly J. McClain Rogers of Bloomington, James Alan McClain and wife Amy McClain of Danville, IN, William L. McClain and wife Catherine Berner McClain of Switzerland; nieces and nephews, Amanda Wycoff, Thomas J. McClain, Damon Rogers, Shane Rogers, and Rebekah Rogers; his godson, Michael Felty Jr. and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a baby brother, Kevin Gene McClain.

Larry was a 1986 graduate of Rosedale High School and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Governor’s State University. He proudly served in the United States Army for 12 years where at the rank of Sergeant, he honorably served his country from the United States, Panama and Korea as a Counterintelligence Agent. Following his passion and his leadership, Larry then worked as a law enforcement officer in and around Indianapolis. He most recently worked as a Biomedical Engineer for Trimedx where he was appreciated and valued by all his colleagues.

Larry loved spending time with his family, his fiancée, friends, and his military buddies. He was an excellent cook and while an expert of his own recipes loved cooking or grilling for anyone who dared a spicy meal. With his love of trying new foods and regular travel, everyone was able to share those with him on his regular social media posts. When he was at home, he enjoyed gardening, especially growing strawberries and feeding the hummingbirds. Larry was an avid collector of whiskey and enjoyed military movies, shows, memorabilia, and regularly sharing his beloved Army memories with his loved ones and comrades alike. Larry was a most wonderful brother, uncle, companion, friend, and protector of others. His physical presence will be deeply missed but his spirit travels on.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 6 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7 at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home. Larry will be laid to rest in Rosedale Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com

Robert G. Pierce Sr.

Robert G. Pierce Sr.

December 2, 1936 - May 27, 2022

 

Robert G. Pierce Sr., 85, of Turner, Indiana, passed away on May 27, 2022, at his home, following a brief illness.

Bob was born on December 2, 1936, in Clay County, Indiana, the son of Joseph and Nellie (Myers) Pierce. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1955. Following high school, he worked for Twiggs for a short time. He then worked at the Newport Ammunition Depot for several years before working as a sheet metal worker with Local 20 until retiring in 1997.

When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on his lawn, woodworking, tinkering, gardening, reading, and watching old Westerns.

Bob was a past Exalted Ruler of the Brazil Elks.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Nellie Pierce; a son Jeff Pierce, brothers: Donald Pierce, Charles Pierce, and Bernard Pierce.

Bob is survived by his wife Judith Ann (Reffett) Pierce whom he married on November 15, 1957; two sons: Robert G. Pierce Jr. of Parke County and Christopher Pierce and wife Tonya; a daughter-in-law Lori Pierce; grandchildren: Skye Edington (Nick), Christopher Pierce Jr., (Kaitlyn), Nicholas Pierce, Thea Pierce, Raven Pierce (Kourtney), Tori Pierce, and Macy Pierce; great-grandchildren: Parker, Audrey, William, Waylon, Wade, Wren, Isaiah, Nevaeh, Aria, Crimson, Clover, and Brian; two sisters: Doris Butt and Joann Smerda (Dick); as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be at Lawson Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Services will be held at the funeral home, on Saturday, at 4:00 PM with Pastor Jeff Bridgewater officiating. Burial will follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery.

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

Heather Nicole Kendall

Heather Nicole Kendall

JANUARY 16, 1984 – MAY 26, 2022

 

Heather Nicole Kendall was born Jan. 16th 1984. She is the daughter of Howard E. Kendall and Vickie Harris Kendall. Heather passed away suddenly on May 26th due to a motor vehicle accident. She was a 2002 graduate of Greencastle High School and more recently, a letter carrier for the USPS in Crawfordsville. Heather loved to hunt fossils, take nature hikes in the woods, camp, and wade the creek on her family's farm. Bicycling, photography, reading and writing were other favorite pastimes, along with crafting and playing games with her family and friends. So gentle and kind, she loved nature, and saved, nurtured and cared for sick and injured animals frequently. Heather witnessed and detailed the world around her, even in the smallest of things, through breathtaking photographs. Through these images, she documented life with reflections of gratitude. Her unbounding love for others will always be treasured. She was a beautiful person, so unique and so worthy of love. Heather was a quiet but radiating light in a crowded room whose sharp wit, infectious laugh and humor could touch and infect every person present. Her heart was open to the suffering of others and she always gave more than she had, but never expected to receive back. She leaves behind the broken hearts of her family and dearest close friends. She leaves behind her best friend, her father, Howard (Brenda) Kendall; Vickie (Steve) Smith; great-aunt Blanche Newman, Kansas; sisters Erica Kendall (Mark); Kristina Cline (Billy), Terre Haute; nephews Ira and Reuben, and nieces Willa and Emily; numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins, and her post office family from Crawfordsville.

`A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home.

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

William "Bill" Henry Bauer

William "Bill" Henry Bauer

APRIL 23, 1929 – MAY 28, 2022

 

William “Bill” H. Bauer, age 93, of Terre Haute, formally of Seelyville, Indiana, died on May 28, 2022. Bill was born on April 23, 1929, to William F. Bauer and Margaret Murdock Bauer. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1952-1954. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 972 in Terre Haute.

Survived by 2 sons; Michael W. Bauer of Riley, and Karl Eric Bauer (Krista) of Florence, Kentucky. Daughter Katrina (Jon) Watson of Brazil. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Haymaker Bauer, son Gary Bauer, brother David Bauer, and sister Patricia Phillips.

A private service will be conducted in Roselawn Memorial Park. A remembrance donation may be made to Southern Care Hospice of Terre Haute, or your favorite charity. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Linda Rae Thomas

Linda Rae Thomas

July 28, 1954 - May 26, 2022

 

Linda Rae Thomas, 67, of Lena, Indiana, passed away at Union Hospital, in Terre Haute, on May 26, 2022, following a brief illness.

Linda was born on July 28, 1954, in Clay County, Indiana, the daughter of Charles and Thelma Louise (Milner) Thomas. She graduated from VanBuren High School with the class of 1972. Linda enjoyed singing, drawing, woodworking, collecting knives, and jewelry.

Linda was preceded in death by her father Charles E. Thomas.

Survivors include her mother Thelma Thomas; siblings: Kenny Thomas and wife Beverly, Rick Thomas and wife Beckey, and Susan Latham and husband Quein; several nieces and nephews and extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Services will be held at the funeral home, on Saturday at 11:00 AM with burial to follow at Calcutta Cemetery.

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

Ellen Jane Long

Ellen Jane Long

SEPTEMBER 6, 1925 – MAY 26, 2022

 

Ellen Jane “Janie” Long, 96 of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

Born September 6, 1925 in Fillmore, IN, the daughter of Frank and Lela Isabell “Izzy” (Sinclair) Hunter. She was a graduate of Fillmore High School “Class of 1943”.

Janie worked at First Citizens Bank for several years. She was a former member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ and was a member of Gobin United Methodist Church. She was a member of Kappa Delta Phi, Eastern Star, History Club, Mother’s Club ( Modern Mother’s Study Club), and volunteered with the Putnam County Hospital Guild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband John Richard Long.

Janie is survived by her children Janet Long Correll, Jerry F. (Lisa) Long, and Julie A. (Steve) Vanderbosch; grandchildren Josh (Krissy), Ben (Thuy), Maggie, Cody (Connor), Lindsey (Daniel), Katie, & Hannah; step grandchildren, Michael (Lori) & Gabrielle (Hayley); great grandchildren, Jaxon, Hallie, Ellis, & Everett; and her favorite son and daughter Maurice & Carolyn Butler.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Fillmore Cemetery. Burial will follow. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Janie to the Fillmore Alumni Assn or the Putnam County 4-H c/o The Putnam County Foundation 2 S. Jackson St. Greencastle, IN. 46135

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

Richard Blankenship

Richard Blankenship

FEBRUARY 11, 1947 – MAY 21, 2022

 

Richard Blankenship, age 75, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Richard was born February 11, 1947.

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

Daniel Wayne Rose

Daniel Wayne Rose

SEPTEMBER 14, 1940 – MAY 22, 2022

 

Daniel Wayne Rose, age 81, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Daniel was born September 14, 1940.

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

Evelyn Jeanette COON

Evelyn Jeanette COON

SEPTEMBER 19, 1936 – MAY 22, 2022

 

Evelyn J. Coon, 85, of Terre Haute went to meet her Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

She was born on Sept 19, 1936 in Worthington, IN.

Her husband, Vernon Coon preceded her in death on July 9, 1995.

Evelyn was a homemaker, and owner of several businesses with her husband. She also worked for Fort Harrison Savings for 20 years.

An active member of First Baptist Church of North Terre Haute, she served as a clerk for the congregation. Evelyn volunteered at Terre Town Elementary School and had been a volunteer for Hospice.

Survivors include one daughter, Diana Leader of South Carolina; one son, Greg Wilson of Terre Haute; four grandchildren, Michael Leader and wife Courtney, Daniel Leader and wife Kayla, Darin Wilson, and Payton Wilson.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday May 25, 2022 at 11 AM at Roselawn Funeral Home, with Pastor Brett Parks officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10 AM until time of services on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of North Terre Haute or Hospice of the Wabash Valley.

Maurice Nevins

Maurice Nevins

AUGUST 31, 1930 – MAY 23, 2022

 

Maurice Earl Nevins, 91, of Greencastle passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Earl was born in Tulia, Texas on July 31, 1930, the son of Shurley Robert and Anna Laura (Rukes) Nevins, and was a graduate of Bridgeton High School.

Mr. Nevins was a member of Brick Chapel United Methodist Church. He worked as a Department Manager for IBM for over 32 years. Earl enjoyed gardening, and was famous for his 500 tomato plants that he grew every year. He also enjoyed visiting with friends around town.

 

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Ardith Nevins, two daughters, Rhonda Nevins-Brown and Annette Caldwell, (husband-Daniel); three grandchildren, Justin Caldwell, (wife-Carrie), Miranda Bemis, (husband-Joshua), and Makayla Brown; four great-grandchildren, Melinda, Cassie, Jameson, and Sophia and his beloved cat, Roscoe.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lucile Nevins; three brothers, Ralph, Max, and Paul Nevins; two half-brothers, Harold and Homer Nevins; his father and mother-in-law, Arthur and Jeannette Sutherlin; and a son-in-law, Jeffrey D. Brown.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2022, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sutherlin Cemetery North of Morton. Visitation will be held from Noon until time of service on Sunday.

Janet Marie Martin

Janet Marie Martin

May 24, 1942-May 22, 2022

 

Janet Marie Martin, 79, of Rockville passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022, in her residence.

She retired from the Sears Catalogue Store in Rockville with many years of service. She was also employed by RR Donnelley and Sons in Crawfordsville.

She was born May 24, 1942, at Crawfordsville, to the late Homer Kinnamon and Mary Mullen Kinnamon. Her husband of 43 years, Robert W. Martin, whom she married April 21, 1962, at Crawfordsville, preceded her in death May 8, 2005.

Survivors include: daughter Sherri (Allan) Paxton of Rockville; son Gary (Marianne) Martin of Bloomingdale; sister-in-law Inace Kinnamon of Crawfordsville; five grandchildren, Amanda Martin, Katie (Tyler) DeReu, Jacob (Ashley) Martin, Joshua (Jamie) Martin and Jared Paxton; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brother David Kinnamon.

She attended Greene Township and Marshall schools and graduated from Turkey Run High School in 1960. She was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing cards and spending time with friends in her spare time.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at Gooch Funeral Home, 112 Howard St., Rockville, with Celebrant Marta K. Adubato officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery north of Hollandsburg. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday at Gooch Funeral Home.

Memorials should friends so desire, may be made to Kindred Hospice, 4122 S. Seventh St., Terre Haute, IN 47802 in her memory.

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

Timothy Michael Quigley Sr.

Timothy Michael Quigley Sr.

May 17, 1960-Mary 21, 2022

 

Timothy Michael Quigley Sr., 62, of New Market passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

He was born May 17, 1960, at Elyria, Ohio, to the late Joseph and Vera Rose (Papp) Quigley. 

Tim graduated from Lorain High School in Lorain, Ohio in 1979 where he grew up. On April 15, 1989, he married the love of his life, Beverly Jean Davis, who survives. Throughout the years he worked at Random House, was an EMT for STAR Ambulance Service, and a school bus driver for Crawfordsville Schools before he became disabled.  He enjoyed working in his garage on his cars and trucks, visiting state parks with his wife, he had his Ham Radio license and he didn’t know a stranger as he loved visiting and talking to everyone.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Beverly Quigley of New Market; three sons, Tim Quigley Jr. of Seattle, Washington, and Brandon Quigley and Nicholas Quigley, both of New Market; four sisters, Lorene (Virgil) Carver of Ohio, Sheri Short of Indianapolis, Beverly (Ron) Davis of Indianapolis and Veronica (Wayne) Toth of Ohio; brother John Quigley of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Thursday, May 26 from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4 p.m., with the Rev. Darla Goodrich officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com  Cremation will follow the service. 

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

Linda D. (Board) Vice

Linda D. (Board) Vice

Dec. 19, 1952-May 20, 2022

 

Linda D. (Board) Vice, 69, of Ladoga passed away Friday, May 20, 2022, at Hendricks Regional Hospital, Danville, Indiana.

She was born Dec. 19, 1952, at Paris, Illinois, to the late Denzell and Maxine Board. She married the love of her life, Greg W. Vice, on Nov. 7, 1970.

Linda worked alongside her family at Kenny Vice Ford for 47 years as the Parts Manager. During her career she was a three-time recipient of The Golden Medallion from Ford Motor Company. Linda loved the outdoors. Her favorite activities included fishing with her son, mushroom hunting, gardening, and sports — especially softball. She enjoyed sewing and was a skilled seamstress and upholsterer. Above all, she fiercely loved her family.

She is survived by her husband, Greg, and their children, Kenny (Crystal) Vice and Kimbie (Mark) Casteel; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; siblings, Roberta Rinehart and Gordon (Jean) Board; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved parents; two brothers, Sherman and George Board; and granddaughter Corley Casteel.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 27 in Ladoga Cemetery. Friends are invited for a time of visitation with the family 3-7 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at the Ladoga Christian Church, 124 W. Elm St., Ladoga. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with Linda’s funeral arrangements.

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

David D. French

David D. French

Dec. 20, 1934-May 21, 2022

 

David D. French, 87, a life-long resident of Ladoga, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

He was born Dec. 20, 1934, at Ladoga, to the late Ernest “Ernie” and Garnet (Gause) French. David was a graduate from Ladoga High School with the Class of 1952. On June 16, 1956, he married Gladys “Joan” (Ingram) French. She survives.

David worked in manufacturing most of his life. First at Steel Industries in Crawfordsville, Link-Belt Industries in Indianapolis and then Acuity Brands Lighting in Crawfordsville. David was a die-hard Cubs and I.U. basketball fan. He enjoyed taking trips to Wrigley Field, weekend getaways and reading James Patterson books. But most of all his favorite times and memories were being with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of more than 69 years, Joan; his children, Rick French and Kristi (Josh) Braziel; four grandchildren, Cameron Braziel, Cammie French, Mason Braziel and Kylie Braziel; and sister Carol French.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Ernest French Jr.; and sister Irene Cross.

David will be laid to rest privately by his family in Oak Hill North Cemetery, Crawfordsville.  Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Visit online at www.serviesmorgan.com to leave or share a memory and condolence with the family.

Judith Ann Byers

Judith Ann Byers

May 22, 2022

 

Judith Ann Byers, 76, of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Majestic Care of Lafayette. Arrangements are pending with Sanders Priebe Funeral Care. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Eileen LaFawn Yater

Eileen LaFawn Yater

JANUARY 17, 1932 – MAY 21, 2022

 

Eileen LaFawn Yater, 90, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

Born January 17, 1932 in Pence, IN, the daughter of Jacob and Effie (Fisher) Fox. She was a graduate of Marshall High School.

Eileen worked several years as an office assistant with Jedele Enterprises. She had previously worked at Harmless Laundries and P.R. Mallorys.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Gerald P. Yater; daughter Charlene E. Cox; and brothers Glen Fox and Dwayne Mehaffey.

Eileen is survived by her daughters Donna Byrd & husband Adam and Chris Clark & husband Steve; son Gerald P. Yater Jr. & wife Libby; grandchildren Nicole Byrd & husband Tyler Piersall, Laurie Walker, Derek Yater & wife Stephanie, Danny Yater & wife Mallory, Kevin Clark & wife Kathryn, and Danielle Koester & husband Robert; and nine great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the Putnamville Cemetery. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Eileen to the

Alzheimer’s Association 50 E. 91st St. Ste 100 Indianapolis, IN. 46240.

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

Robert 'Bob' Wilson

Robert ‘Bob’ Wilson

Oct. 22, 1936-May 18, 2022

 

Robert T. “Bob” Wilson of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at home. He was 85.

Bob worked at Dice Tire shop, Mallory’s, Stevenson Tire and had his own business at two different times, most recently on 231 South. He also helped farm with the Enlow family. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Berean class. He liked hunting, fishing, being outdoors and watching westerns. He loved his family and spending time with them.

Born Oct. 22, 1936, at Jamestown, he was the son of Clark Layne Wilson and Opal Wilson. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1955. He married Beverly Fyffe on Sept. 27, 1958. They divorced and she passed away Sept. 12, 2019. He was married for 12 years to Mary Delk Tarter and they divorced in 1979. He married Geraldine “Jeri” Majeski Shull on March 4, 1989. She passed away May 14, 2021.

Surviving family includes: son Shane Wilson of Crawfordsville; three granddaughters, Kisha (Chris) Deck, Candice (Scott) Thornburg and Mikaley (Brian) Cegielski; two step-daughters, Glenda (Ross) Winfrey and Dora (Jeff) Hardacker; step-son Rodney (Melanie) Tarter; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by son Bobby Wilson; brothers, Clark Wilson, Tom Wilson and John Wilson; and step-grandson Travis Lawrence.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, May 23 at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will begin at 2 p.m., led by Pastor Tom James. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com. And in the words of Bob Wilson, “Amen to that.”

Robert E. Homburg

Robert E. Homburg

Oct. 10, 1931-May 19, 2022

 

Robert E. Homburg, 90, of Linden passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022, at The Springs in Lafayette.

Robert was Oct. 10, 1931, at Terre Haute, the son of the late George and Amelia (Drear) Homburg. He was a graduate of Terre Haute Wiley High School. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Robert married Margaret Elizabeth Stafford on May 31, 1968. She preceded him in death Oct. 13, 2010.

 

He was a member of the American Legion of Crawfordsville; the Elks Lodge of Crawfordsville; and enjoyed playing golf. Robert formerly owned Advanced Business Equipment in Lafayette and the Homburg Liquor Store in Linden.

Surviving is daughter Karen Lucas Galvin of Lebanon; three grandchildren, Matthew R. (Dawn) Galvin of Lafayette, Roxanne E. (Bobby) Garland of Lebanon and Damon R. French of West Lafayette; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by daughter Linda French; two brothers; and four sisters.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 until the time of the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. at Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Linden. Father Anthony Rowland will officiate. The interment service will be held at 4 p.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon.

Please leave memories and condolences at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com.

Robert Larry Gray

Robert Larry Gray

June 10, 1940-Sept. 30, 2021

 

There will be a celebration of life for Larry Gray at the Crawfordsville Moose Family Center from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22. There will be a formal ceremony at 3:30 p.m.

Larry passed away Sept. 30, 2021, at Orange Park, Florida, and is returning home from Moosehaven, where he planned to enjoy his final years. He was born June 10, 1940, at Indianapolis.

Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery, Darlington, will follow the celebration and ceremony.

Donations to www.moosecharities.org would be greatly appreciated.

Robert 'Rob' Lee Smith

Robert ‘Rob’ Lee Smith

Dec. 9, 1982-May 18, 2022

 

Robert “Rob” Lee Smith, 39, of Ladoga passed away May 18, 2022, at his residence.

He was born on Dec. 9, 1982, to the late Bobby Joe Smith and Evelyn (Benge) Smith. He married Jessica Potts on Nov. 25, 2020. She survives.

Rob was a graduate of Southmont High School. He was a hard working business man who over the years owned automotive businesses in both Tippecanoe and Montgomery counties. He loved old cars, especially Fords, and his passion was restoring those cars. He loved riding his motorcycle “Donna,” and his numerous pets. He was full of love for all livings things.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jessica; children, Grace Elizabeth Smith, Seth Eugene Smith, Maxx Howard Smith, Sophia Nicole Smith and Elija Cole Smith; mother Evelyn “Lynn” Smith; brothers, Adam Smith and Thomas (Layla) Lovins; and many friends and family.

He was preceded in death by father Bobby Joe “Bob”; aunt Vicki Lynn Smith; uncle Donald T. Benge; and grandparents, Robert L. and Betty Phelps and Donald and Patricia Benge.

Funeral service for Rob will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Ladoga Christian Church, 124 W. Elm St., Ladoga, with Pastor Nick Butcher officiating. He will be laid to rest next to his father in Stoner Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from noon to 3 p.m. Monday at the church prior to the funeral service. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with Rob’s funeral arrangements.

Visit www.serviesmorgan.com online where you may leave a condolence or memory for the family.

Max Sinders

Max Sinders

July 15, 1934 - May 20, 2022

 

Max Earl Sinders, 87, passed away May 20, 2022 at his residence surrounded by family. Max was born to the late Earl and Gladys (Harbaugh) Sinders on July 15, 1934 in Clay County, Indiana.
Max was a 1952 graduate of Clay City High School. He was a member of Union Chapel Nazarene Church where he served on the board and was the Sunday School Superintendent for many years. On January 12, 1956 Max married the love of his life, Anna Moyne (Jackson) Sinders who preceded him in death in 2019. Max took delight in spending time with his family, especially his grand and great grandchildren. Max was a farmer from the time he was a young boy, even after “retiring” he just couldn’t stay away from the farm.
Max is survived by his son, Richard Sinders (Rita); two daughters, Teresa Amerman (Jake) and Brenda Waite (Bill); grandchildren, Sean Sinders (Tracy), Brian Sinders, Ashley McKee (Paul), T.J. Amerman, (Kara), Kyle Amerman, (Jacki), Brock, Kelsey, Kasey and Zachery Waite (Lauren) ; great-grandchildren, Luke and Lauren Amerman, Cathleen and Cael McKee, Paxton and Parker Amerman, Andrea Rozsa and Juniper Whistler; and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving is one brother, Elmer Sinders (Carol).
A visitation will be held Monday, May 23rd from 4-8 P.M. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 E. 8th Street in Clay City. A funeral service will begin at 11 A.M. on Tuesday May 24th at the funeral home, friends and family may visit from 10 A.M. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.
To post a note of condolence please visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com.

Dennis W. Hilbert

Dennis W. Hilbert

August 5, 1955 ~ May 2, 2022 (age 66)

 

Dennis W. Hilbert, age 66 of Cloverdale passed away May 2nd, 2022.

He was born August 5th, 1955 in Taylorsville, KY to the late James and Doris (Kidwell) Hilbert.

Dennis married Mary (Garman) Hilbert May 23rd, 1980 and she preceded him in death June 21, 2013.

He is survived by his children Jessicia Hilbert, Adrein Hilbert, Andrew (Red) Hilbert, Jason Roman; siblings Bonnie (Mike) Birdwell, Rick (Barbara) Hilbert, Bryan (Kathy) Hilbert, Tim Freer, Tony Freer; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; step-mom Patsy Hilbert

In addition to his wife and parents he is also preceded in death by his brother Kevin Hackney; sister Tonia Collins; nephews Jeremie Hilbert and Tony Hilbert.

Funeral services for Dennis will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday May 7th, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the service time of 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Condolence may be made at  www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Sohn Lee Bowling

Sohn Lee Bowling

July 30, 1961-April 29, 2022

 

Sohn Lee Bowling, 60, of Kingman passed away unexpectedly on his way home from work on Friday morning, April 29, 2022.

He was born July 30, 1961, at Clinton, to the late Jesse Lee & Iola Ann (Harwood) Bowling.

Sohn graduated from Fountain Central High School in 1980 and married his high school sweet heart, Cyndi Hinote, on April 12, 1980. Sohn worked at Raybestos in Crawfordsville for the last 34 years in the paper mill. He loved the outdoors and loved doing anything outdoors; gardening, yard work, hunting, fishing, trapping, ginsenging, mushrooming, had a love for animals, taking buggy rides with his favorite son, Malachi, and Jeep rides with his wife. He didn’t know a stranger, was always the life of the party, and he had that personality where everyone loved him instantly. He was so proud of the life he built with his wife, loved his family and grandkids dearly, and was the rock of his family. He will be missed by many.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Cyndi Bowling of Kingman; his two children, which he was so proud of, Sohnna (Justin) Williams of Veedersburg and Chadlee (Yasa) Bowling of Sylvania, and his beloved fur son, Malachi; seven grandchildren, Mitchell (Samantha) Jennings, Kierstin (Ethan) Oppy, Jaysa Bretney, Uriah (Hannah) Kyger, Hunter Dillon, Kaitie Dillon, and Alexis Williams; five great-grandchildren, Haven, Olive, Aliza, Beau, Jedediah; and two brothers, John (Amy) Bowling of Marshall, and Sam Bowling of Veedersburg.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 6 at the funeral home, with Pastor Jason Davis officiating. The service will be recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Kingman Fraternal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to K-Love Radio Network at https://donor.klove.com.

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

Marion Luther Kiger

Marion Luther Kiger

April 30, 2022

 

Marion Luther Kiger, 89, of Darlington passed away at 4:36 p.m. Saturday April 30, 2022, Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville.

Marion was born in Rainsville, Warren County, Indiana, the son of the late John and Oral (Tribbet) Kiger, and was a graduate of Linden High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, serving during the Korean War from 1952 until 1956. Marion married Rosemary Newlin on Feb. 5, 1981, at Crawfordsville, and she survives.

He farmed for many years near Darlington until retiring in 2008. Marion also worked as a veterinary assistant for Dr. Lidakey, and sold seed to farmers. He attended Stonewater Church in Linden and was on the Greater Lafayette Honor Flight on Oct. 14, 2015.

Surviving with his wife is a daughter, Belinda May Kiger of Linden; a son, John Alan Kiger of Crawfordsville; and two brothers, Dean Kiger and Gerald Kiger (Janice), both of Linden. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Amy Shirar Malelo, Cary Brock and Kyle Kiger; and five great-grandchildren, Kiera, Angela, Kaydence, Charlie and Xander.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Lynn Griffin; and two sisters, Mereadus Craig and Wilma Runyon.

Friends may call at Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Linden, from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5. Pastor Mary Hollis will officiate. Interment will follow in Linden Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Stonewater Church in Linden.

Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home of Linden is honored to serve the Kiger family.

lease leave memories and condolences at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com.

Mary Elizabeth 'Beth' (Smith) Barton

Mary Elizabeth ‘Beth' (Smith) Barton

Aug. 25, 1972-April 30, 2022

 

Mary Elizabeth “Beth” (Smith) Barton, 49, of Frankfort and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022, at IU Arnett in Lafayette.

She was born Aug. 25, 1972, at Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

Beth graduated from North Montgomery High School in 1990 and graduated from Ivy Tech with a nursing degree.  Throughout the years she was a LPN at various nursing homes, medical offices and worked in home health care. After the birth of her son, she became a stay-at-home mom. She loved doing crafts, art and riding the Harley with her husband; but most of all she loved being a mom. 

On May 24, 2010, she married the love of her life, David Barton of Frankfort, who survives. She is also survived by son Robert Nile Barton; mother Becky (Dorsey) Schetzsle of Summitville; father- and mother-in-law Joe and Sharon Barton of Crawfordsville; sister-in-law Jennifer (Damon) Claycomb of Brownsburg; and three nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Carlos “Corky” Schetzsle, and grandparents, Robert and Betty Dillman.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville. The celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5 at the funeral home, with Aaron Bridgham officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana, 435 Limestone St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 or donate online at https://donate.rmhccin.org. 

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

Dorothy J. Danzebrink

Dorothy J. Danzebrink

Nov. 27, 1937-April 30, 2022

 

Dorothy J. Danzebrink died April 30, 2022, at home, in the presence of her children.

Dorothy was born Nov. 27, 1937, at Cincinnati, Ohio, to LeRoy and Genevieve Kohl. Both are deceased. She was raised and educated in Cincinnati and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Mount St. Joseph’s University. She then moved to Crawfordsville and enjoyed her work as a nurse for over 30 years. Dorothy was married to Hubert for 60 years before his passing seven months ago in 2021. 

She is survived by three children, Norbert (Rhonda), Rita (Mark) and Eric; five precious grandchildren, Jonathan, Ellen, Jonathan, Brady and Brenna; and sister Beverly Maxwell.

She was a faithful member of St. Bernard’s Church, Tri Kappa Sorority and Crawfordsville Art League. She volunteered in many community and parish activities. Next to her family, she enjoyed her faith, being with friends, gardening, crafts, cooking and traveling. Her one next highlight was travel to the Holy Land.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 1306 E. Main St., by Father David Bower, on May 11 at 10 a.m. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Arrangements are entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Catholic Relief Service at St. Bernard’s Church or MaryKnoll Missions.

Richard 'Dick' Downing Conway

Richard ‘Dick’ Downing Conway

May 1, 1933-April 26, 2022

 

Richard “Dick” Downing Conway, 88, of Indianapolis passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

He was born Monday, May 1, 1933, at Terre Haute, the son of Frank J. and Mary K. Conway.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Ann (Dietrich) Conway and his children, Richard “Rick” Conway (Lisa) of Indianapolis, John Conway of Indianapolis, Michael “Mike” Conway (Gigi) of Fishers, Kathryn “Kathy” Crone (Garry) of Zionsville, Jay Conway (Carla) of Speedway, Joseph “Joe” Conway (Kathy) of Indianapolis, Mark Conway (Deena) of Brownsburg; sister Mary Margaret “Peggy” Conway; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Dick graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1951 and from Purdue University in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree. While at Purdue he met his wife and they began their family. He served two years in the United States Army, where he made lifelong friends. He began his teaching career in 1957. He taught and coached in Randolph, Wayne, and Union Counties. In 1964, he earned his master’s degree at Ball State University.

His last 22 teaching years were at Warren Central High School in Marion County, where he taught various math courses and also coached cross country and track. Dick was instrumental in building the Warren Central girls’ sports program as the girls’ athletic director before retiring from teaching and coaching in 1988. In 1993, he and his son Jay started AUS Embroidery, now operated by Jay.

Coach Conway’s dedication to teaching and to sports impacted the lives of many students, athletes and families throughout the community. He volunteered as a Little League baseball coach and was a high school basketball coach in Liberty. He also established a multi-generational Fun Run in Warren Township.

As a devoted, loving husband and dedicated father and grandfather, Dick found great joy in spending time with his family. His greatest achievement was helping and supporting many young people on their life journey. The motto he lived by and leaves as his legacy is “PMA,” which stands for “Positive Mental Attitude.”

Family and friends gathered 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1 for a viewing with a memorial service immediately following at Flanner Buchanan - Memorial Park, 9350 E. Washington St., Indianapolis.

Sharon K. Williams

Sharon K. Williams

June 22, 1944-April 15, 2022

 

Sharon K. Williams, 77, of Ladoga passed away April 15, 2022, at IU Methodist in Indianapolis.

She was born on June 22, 1944, to John K. and Geraldine (Schumacker) Willhite. She married Alan Williams on April 3, 1966, at the First Christian Church in Crawfordsville. He survives.

Sharon graduated from Crawfordsville High School and went on to earn her associate’s degree. She worked at RR Donnelley’s in Crawfordsville until retiring. Sharon loved to travel and read. She spent as much time and energy possible with those who meant the most to her, her children and grandchildren.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her husband; son Alan Williams; daughter Crystal Cope; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Loren Willhite and Terry Willhite; and two nieces and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Marla.

There will be a visitation held 5-6 p.m. May 4 at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 203 N. Washington St., Ladoga.

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

Earl Thomas Pennington

Earl Thomas Pennington

APRIL 5, 1929 – MAY 1, 2022

 

Earl Thomas Pennington, age 93, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

He was born April 5, 1929 in Vigo County, to Carl Pennington and Ethel (Haymaker) Pennington.

Earl served in the United States Navy in WWII. He was a proud veteran and loved his country.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Beverly Pennington; his sister, Virginia Clouse and brother Leon Pennington (Mary Ann). Earl is also survived by his grandchildren, who he loved so dearly, Dawn, Jeff, Angie, Bryon, and Matthew; and his great-grandchildren, Skyler Kylee and Fenris.

Earl enjoyed the outdoors and always kept busy gardening, canning, woodworking, and water skiing. Most of all, he cherished the moments he had with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Katherine (Hicks) Pennington; his children, Sharon and Gary Pennington; along with his brother, Richard Pennington.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 11-2pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. Service will begin at 2pm with a graveside to follow. Earl will be laid to rest by his loving wife at Roselawn Memorial Park.

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

 

Stephen V. Thompson Sr.

Stephen V. Thompson Sr.

AUGUST 5, 1946 – APRIL 28, 2022

 

Stephen V. Thompson, Sr., age 75, of Terre Haute, slipped away in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 28, 2022, to join his late brother, Paul, for coffee in Heaven.

Steve was a retired fleet technician for Verizon. For many years, he was a GM Master Technician for Sycamore Chevrolet. He represented them as a National Finalist in the 1988 Master Technician Performance Challenge Competition, winning him a 1989 Corvette. He was also chosen as "Mr. Goodwrench" for a national ad campaign featured in many major publications.

Steve loved music, especially country and bluegrass - preferably on vinyl. His wonderful sense of humor kept those around him laughing. He was an intuitive thinker who could "fix anything." He was always available to answer questions and help with whatever was needed. In fact, he was generous to a fault. Most of all, Steve was a pillar of personal integrity, self-discipline, and strength, making him a role model for all - young and old.

Steve is survived by Donna Brewer Thompson, his wife of 57 years; son, Stephen V. Thompson, Jr. and wife, Laura; daughter, Tracy Byerly and husband, John; granddaughter, Miranda Briley and husband, Kyle; and granddaughter, Carly Thompson.

He is also survived by sisters, Sylvia Jurgonski (Jerry Burns), Delight Walters (Tom); Mary Thompson, Heather Kuckewich; and brothers, Ronald Thompson, Sr. (Donna), Rosalyn Thompson (widow of Paul), Roy Thompson (Yoko), George Thompson (Billie), and Donald Thompson (Leesa); half-siblings, Dawn Thompson, Allison Essenkova (Oleg), and Ryan Thompson (Jody). Uncle Steve will be missed by a multitude of nieces and nephews, great and great-great as well as dozens of brothers and sisters-in-law and friends.

Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Marian Stiegelbauer Thompson; father, Roy H. Thompson; brothers, Ivan Thompson and Paul Thompson; and sister, Carole Parker.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 on "The Hill" at the Thompson's home. Refreshments will be provided. Please join Steve's family as they share some fond memories and make some new ones. To RSVP or get directions to "The Hill" please email Tracy at tbyerly2@gmail.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Terre Haute Humane Society at https://thhs.networkforgood.com/projects/82479-terre-haute-humane-s

Gene Auther Joles

Gene Auther Joles

MAY 18, 1960 – MAY 1, 2022

 

Gene Auther Joles, age 61, of Marshall, Illinois passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Gene was born May 18, 1960.

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

Thomas Henry James

Thomas Henry James

June 24, 1940 - April 29, 2022

 

Thomas Henry James, 81, lifelong resident of Clay County, passed away on April 29, 2022 following a lengthy illness.

Tom was born on June 24, 1940, in Knightsville, Indiana, the son of Ross and Emma (Stevenson) James. He graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1958. He served his country in the Army National Guard for several years. Tom worked for Arketex Clay Plant for a few years before working in the Aluminum manufacturing industry until his retirement.

When he wasn’t working, Tom enjoyed playing golf and poker and his dogs. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Zorah Shrine, the American Legion, and is a former member of the Brazil Elks Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ross and Emma James, his wife Phyllis James; his siblings: Robert James, Doris Johnson, Mary Francis Rutherford, Jean Ensley, Janet Bledsoe, Tish Autison, Pat James, John James, Web James, and a sister in infancy; two nephews Jeff James and Rob Autison and a niece Joyce Lawrence

Survivors include two daughters Kimberly Montague and husband Mike and Jayme James; a son Parry James; grandchildren: Taylor Montague (Katie) and Samantha Frankville (Austin); sister Sandy Ames (Tom); brother Tub James (Donna); sister-in-law Carolyn Garrigus (Lowell), a beloved dog Teddy; as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will follow, with masonic services and military rites, at 1:00 PM with Pastor Doug Parkey.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospital One Children’s Plaza - 2 West Dayton, Ohio 45404, United States.

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

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