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Richard M. Guyer

Richard M. Guyer

February 10, 1934  -  August 28, 2022

 

Richard “Dick” Guyer, 88, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on August 28, 2022 while living at Towne Parke Assisted Living.

He was born on February 10, 1934, in Crawford County, near Hutsonville, Illinois, to Carl and Maude Guyer. He worked at Quaker Maid and then retired from Great Dane with a total of 41 years of service. He was a member of the Nazarene Church. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, and Southern Gospel concerts.

He married his sweetheart, Marsha May Campbell on June 16, 1957.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters, and then on July 4, 2012, his loving wife of 55 years Marsha Guyer, and a son Steve Guyer.

He is survived by his daughter Deena Rennier, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Services will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Marlin Betts officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, in Bowling Green, Indiana. Visitation will be at the funeral home, on Thursday, from 11:00 am until time of services.

Avalon L. Hapenny

Avalon L. Hapenny

April 17, 1935  -  August 27, 2022

 

Avalon L. Hapenny, 87 of Brazil, passed away August 27, 2022, at 6:30pm at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been in failing health since 2016.

She was born April 17, 1935, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Lester Grantham and Mary Gasway Grantham. She graduated from Van Buren High School.

On March 17, 1953, Avalon was united in marriage to Charles Hapenny. They were lifelong members of the Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church. She taught Sunday School, Bible School and helped with AWANA and loved to sing in church. Over the years, she sang with the ladies known as “Gospel Tones” and with her family for church events. Avalon loved her church and her family. She enjoyed having family together for Sunday dinner and holidays. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her children, Mike Hapenny of Knightsville, Annette Royer and husband Darrell of Centerpoint, and Brad Hapenny and wife Kim of Brazil; grandchildren, Anthony Hapenny (Andrea), Adrianne Vradenburg (Mark), Jason Royer (Gina), Dustin Royer (Krissy), Shawn Royer (Sarah), Rachelle Royer, Conner Hapenny, Holly Muncie (Zach), Benjamin Hapenny and Zach Hapenny; great-grandchildren, Bryce, Kaden, Audric, Corvin, Brooklynne, Bristol, Bronx, Hadley, Reese, Dylan, Lily, Cora, and Charlie. Many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester, and Mary Grantham; her husband Charlie Hapenny, January 22, 2011; her brothers, Jack Grantham, and Bob Grantham; one sister Frances McDonald.

Services will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 1:00pm at Benwood Christian Church with Pastor Dick McShanog officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday at the church from 11-1:00.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charlie Hapenny “Help A Family at Christmas Fund,” c/o, Benwood Christian Church 945 E. Co. Rd. 1200N, Brazil, IN, 47834.

Sue Jones

Sue Jones

October 1, 1948  -  August 26, 2022

 

Lillian Sue Jones, 73, passed away August 26, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Sue was born to the late Clint and Lillian Elizabeth Whitaker Morlan on October 1, 1948.
Sue graduated from Van Buren High School in 1966, a proud member of the VB Chicks of 66. On July 25, 1970, Sue married the love of her life, David Jones. She was a lifelong member of First Christian Church and the Loyal Berean Class. Sue worked a few jobs, and was co-founder, and later owner of Paper Works. Sue loved being a stay-at-home mom. She was the primary babysitter of her four grandchildren. She was very crafty, and in her younger years she enjoyed taking care of her vegetable garden. Sue loved flowers, and working in her flower beds. Family and friends were very important to Sue, she loved attending her grandkids sporting events and activities.
Sue is preceded in death by her parents, newborn daughter, Beth Jones, grandson, Colton Jones, sisters, Roxy Whitaker and Nancy White.
Sue is survived by her husband, David Jones, children, Jason Jones (Andrea), and Sarah Jones, grandchildren, Gavin, Devin, and Ashlyn, siblings, Betty Shoemaker, Sondra Burris, Ted Whitaker, and Robin Reckerd, as well as many extended family members.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704 Hagerstown, MD 21741, The Marfan Foundation, 22 Manhasset Avenue Port Washington, NY 11050, or a charity of choice.
A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, September 15th at 2 P.M. at First Christian Church, 1875 US-40, Brazil, IN 47834. Visitation will be held from 11 A.M. until the time of service.

Charlotte R. Crabb

Charlotte R. Crabb

March 2, 1935  -  August 25, 2022

 

Charlotte R. Crabb, 87 of Brazil, passed away August 25, 2022, at 5:14pm at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was the last of the Crabb sisters. She was the daughter of Fred L. Crabb and Fanny Gladys West Crabb. She graduated from Brazil High School with the Class of 1953.
Survivors include one brother Larry R. Crabb and wife Nancy of Monticello, IN, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, friends and her niece, Susie Hoffman of Brazil.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Gladys West Crabb, her five siblings, William F. Crabb, Ruth N. Crabb, Kenneth L. Crabb, John T. Crabb, and Harriet June Crabb.
Charlotte began her work career the Monday following graduation with Texaco Bulk Plant as a bookkeeper. The owners at that time were Lang and Jack Randall. She kept that same job, at the same location for 57 years. The ownership changed to Jack Reece in 1984, but Charlotte was a constant at the business.
She was a member of the Eastside Christian Church where she played the piano until her health did not allow. She enjoyed bowling and was the secretary of the Women’s Bowling Association for over 30 years.
Although she never had children of her own, she loved and spoiled her many nieces, nephews, and the families she babysat for throughout her life.
Charlotte loved Indiana University Basketball. She collected Hummel figurines and salt and pepper shakers. She read her Bible daily, she also worked word search books, and colored adult coloring books up to her final days.
A memorial service will be held Friday, September 2, 2022, at 2:00pm at French Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Brock officiating. Visitation will be from 12-2:00. Cremation will take place with burial of the ashes at a later date. Donations may be made in her honor to Eastside Christian Church, 400 E. Church St. Brazil, IN. 47834. Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Janet E. Bullock

Janet E. Bullock

Nov. 8, 1931-Aug. 24, 2022

 

Janet Elizabeth Bullock of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday night, Aug. 24, 2022, at Franciscan Health. She was 90 years old.

Born Nov. 8, 1931, at Granby, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Edward Harnisch and Marion Taylor Harnisch. She married Lawrence J. Bullock, who passed away Feb. 21, 1984. After marrying Lawrence, she resided in Crawfordsville until her death. This was her home. She was an avid bowler for many years and managed C’ville Lanes for a length of time. She loved her family dearly and was always there to help in any way she could.

Surviving family includes: daughter Brenda (Chris) Priebe; son Wayne Bullock; two daughters-in-law, Jo Bullock and Sandi (Dick) Butler; grandchildren, Aaron, Jason and Matt Priebe, Becki Kalb, Casey, Josh and Lesli Butler, Brandy Harrison and Jennifer Nisonger, along with 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Bullock; three sons, Keith, Gary and Duane Bullock; as well as her companion, Jim Myers.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave. Services will begin at 1 p.m., led by Mark Stevens. After the service, she will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

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

Clarence Jerome Dixie

Clarence Jerome Dixie

August 31, 1963 ~ August 19, 2022 (age 58)

 

Clarence Jerome Dixie, age 58 of Cloverdale passed away August 19th, 2022.

He was born August 31st, 1963 in Shelbyville, KY to the late Lillie Dixie.

Clarence is survived by his significant other Sue Collett; daughters Clarissa Dixie of Baytown, Tx, Tawana Dixie of Baytown, TX; step-sons Kedrick Collett of Cloverdale, Brandon Hughes of Cloverdale; siblings Stanford (Kathy) Dixie, Billy (Michelle) Dixie, Michael (Cindy) Dixie, Barbara Dixie; grandchildren Zaden, Zavion, Mason, and A’nessa.

Funeral services for Clarence will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday August 31st, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the service time of 3:00 pm at the funeral home. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Shirley Ann Barger

Shirley Ann Barger

August 31, 1943 - August 21, 2022

 

Shirley Ann Barger, 78, passed away Sunday afternoon, August 21, 2022. Shirley was born August 31, 1943 in Memphis Texas. She was a daughter to late Elmer and Jewel Dean Williams. 

Shirley was married to late Matthew Barger and had 3 children. Ronnie Barger, deceased, Quita Barger Deceased and Randall Barger Living. She had 2 brothers, 4 sisters, 13 nieces and 9 nephews. Everyone called her “GG”. 

She loved going to church at the Danville Apostolic church with her sisters, brothers and the bishop. She always talked about the Bible and loving the church. She loved to garden, plays cards, drink coffee and sit on the porch. She was a hard worker and loved her family

Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29, 2022 at New Maysville Cemetery, New Maysville, Indiana. 

Terry M. Clifford

Terry M. Clifford

July 6, 1951 ~ August 24, 2022 (age 71)

 

               Terry Clifford, the 2022 Indiana State Fair Board President, life-long farmer and friend of agriculture, was a life-long resident of Belle Union, IN, passed away unexpectedly on August 24th, 2022 at the age of 71 on his beloved farm.

                Terry is survived by his wife Yvonne (Polter)Clifford; his mother Norma (Smith)Clifford and mother-in-law Ruth Polter; his children Adrianna Clifford and fiancé Logan Ross; Amanda Ferguson, Amber(David) Lightle, Karen Lee Clifford, and Sharon(Doug) Clifford; his grandchildren Zoe Ferguson, Arabella Lightle, Aileana Lightle, David T. Lightle, Savannah Lightle, Dustin Tincher, Nicholas Scott, Dalton Scott and Brooke Bowen.  Also, his special dear friend Mark Wingler.  He was preceded in death by his father Marvin W. Clifford and father-in-law Herschel Polter.

                Terry was born at Putnam County Hospital on July 6th, 1951.  He graduated from Fillmore High School in 1969.  Over his long influential life he ran his feed mill in Cloverdale, farmed, worked for the Indiana State Fair and drove a school bus for South Putnam.  Also, president of the Putnam County Sheriffs Merritt Board for 17 years.  On December 20th, 1997 he married his beloved Yvonne.

                Terry was a devoted Father and Pappy.  He loved sharing his passion for livestock and farming.  There wasn’t a day he didn’t go out of his way to help better the lives of our kids in 4-H and the FFA.  He could talk for hours about his red tractors.  There wasn’t a problem he couldn’t solve especially if it involved his ag kids.  He was a spiritual man and involved in many church activities, one being the lead elder at Cloverdale Christian Church.  He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knews him.

                Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, August 31st, 2022 at 6:00pm, Cloverdale Christian Church, 11961 South St. Rd. 42, Cloverdale, IN 46120.  Visitation will be held from 2:00pm until service time at the church.  Condolence’s may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.  In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to the scholarship in Terry’s name.  https://33523.thankyou4caring.org/

Leroy Coleman

Leroy Coleman

January 21, 1956  -  August 24, 2022

 

R. Leroy Coleman, 66, of Brazil, Indiana passed away at Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care on August 24, 2022 following a battle with cancer.

Leroy was born on January 21, 1956, in Brazil, Indiana, the son of Kenneth and Mildred (Powell) Coleman. He graduated from Van Buren High School. Leroy worked as an over-the-road truck driver for many years. He started working at Brazil Trucking in 1979 as their first driver and continued until his illness kept him from working. He enjoyed driving his “Big Truck”, riding his Harley Davidson, and spending time outside with family and friends.

LeRoy lived with his partner of 20 years Shelia TerMeer in Brazil; his children Shawn Coleman (Liz), Mandy Batchelor (Reynolds), Chris Coleman (Angie); grandchildren: Shelby Coleman, Skylar Batchelor, Tanner Batchelor, Carson Batchelor, Reagan Zukokas, Lillie Coleman, and Dayton Coleman; great-grandchildren: Kaylee, Jason, and Annabelle; siblings: Kenny Wayne Coleman, Roy (Nancy) Coleman, Phyllis (Wayne) Parksey, Martha Ferguson, and Joyce Coleman; additional family and friends: Mabry TerMeer, Adam TerMeer, Jason (Jennifer) Evans, Ralph (Debbie) Mustard, Mike (Jackie) Mitchell, and Keith (Janet) Nicoson, as well as many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Mildred Coleman and a brother Roy Coleman.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds on Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM.

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

David Ray Clouse

David Ray Clouse

Oct. 19, 1952-Aug. 21, 2022

 

David Ray Clouse, 69, of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, at his home.

He was born Oct. 19, 1952, at Crawfordsville, to the late Raymond and Louise (Porter) Clouse.

David graduated from Fountain Central High School in 1970. He married Kama Webster and they later divorced. He married Rebecca Richardson on May 3, 2014, at Lake Holiday. He worked at RR Donnelley and owned his own cattle farm. David loved the outdoors, in his free time, he could be found camping, walking or fishing. He enjoyed going to cattle shows and 4-H events. Recently he enjoyed going kayaking with his wife and playing with his beloved dog, Penny. More than anything, he loved spending time with his grandchildren, family, and his friends.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; four children, Monika (Jason) Morales, Kyle Clouse, Miranda Richardson and Jakob Curtsinger; five grandchildren, Kaden, Annwyn, Kailyn, Roslyn and Adalena; and brother Rich (Mona) Clouse.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Larry Clouse.

There will be a visitation at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from noon until the time of funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Wallace Lutheran Cemetery.

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

Sandra P. Johnson DeVault

Sandra P. Johnson DeVault

June 4, 1950-Aug. 17, 2022

 

Sandra P. Johnson DeVault, 72, of rural Romney passed away at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in IU Health Arnett Hospital, she had been in failing health.

Sandy was born June 4, 1950, at Lafayette, daughter of the late John C. and Allie Virginia Fultz Johnson.  On July 31, 1969 she married Thomas L. DeVault on the family farm and he survives. 

Sandy was a graduate of Wainwright High School with the class of 1968. She was a busy farm wife and homemaker. She enjoyed planting flowers and trees around their farmstead.

Surviving, along with her husband Tom, are two sons, Jimmy (Lesa) DeVault and their children, Makayla and Austin, and Randy DeVault, both of the rural Romney/New Richmond area; and brother Roger Johnson of Lafayette. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Susie; and brother John.

A graveside service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at Sugar Grove Cemetery, with Pastor Jerry Miller officiating.

The family prefers memorials be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, envelopes will be available at service. Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate is assisting the family. 

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

Eddie R. 'Ed' Holt

Eddie R. ‘Ed’ Holt

Oct. 14, 1953-Aug. 19, 2022

 

Eddie R. “Ed” Holt, 68, formerly of Attica and most recently residing in The Lane House, Crawfordsville, passed away at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, in Franciscan Health Lafayette East.

Ed was born Oct. 14, 1953, at Crawfordsville, son the late Lowell and Betty Shubert Holt. He was formerly married to Cindi Hayman with who he had children.

Ed graduated from Fountain Central High School with the class of 1972. He employed over 20 years as a sales representative of John Deere equipment for Wright Implement Co. He enjoyed selling equipment and created many friendships with the farmers he called on. He later worked with Bill Schmidt. 

Ed was a sports fan, especially the Chicago Cubs. He spent much time in his life playing, coaching and watching sports. He was a long time member of the Attica Eagles Aerie and had attended the Sterling Christian Church. Ed loved to fish and enjoyed yearly fishing trips to Canada with friends. He enjoyed listening to music and “road farming.”

Surviving are three children, son Josh (Amber) Holt of Veedersburg, daughter Melissa (fiancé David Bruner) Short of Attica and son Kyle (Brandy) Holt of Irmo, South Carolina; brother Larry (Sandy) Holt of Kouts; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Freddie and Steve Holt; and sister Pam.

Visitation hours are4-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, with funeral services following at 6 p.m., with Tim Lyons officiating.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Attica Eagles.

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

Morris 'Rick' W. Kirts

Morris ‘Rick’ W. Kirts

Aug. 20, 2022

 

Morris “Rick” W. Kirts passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022.

He was born in Lafayette in 1951 to William Morris and Clara Jane (Cronin) Kirts. He was a graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School. He served in the US Army as a member of the Military Police Corps.

Rick was a member of the American Legion and was a son of the VFW. He enjoyed working on and talking about cars, spending time with his pets, and later in life embraced being a grandfather.

Rick is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judith (Perkins) Kirts, and his two sons.

He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters. 

Cremation was chosen with a private gathering for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.

Share memories and condolences at www.SandersFuneralCare.com.

Lester Gene Brummett

Lester Gene Brummett

July 3, 1944 ~ August 21, 2022 (age 78)

 

Lester Gene Brummett, 78 years old, passed away at his home near Putnamville Exit on Sunday, August 21st.  My dad was born in the Old Morgan County Hospital in Martinsville, IN on July 3, 1944.  Dad's parents were Glenn and Martha Brummett of Lewisville, IN and have passed.  He is survived by his 2 kids, Douglas Gene and Beth Anne, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  Dad had an older brother Dale that has passed, but his wife still survives, Mary Jo and a younger brother Gary, who survives and his wife Tia, who has passed.  There were a set of Triplets that were born premature that did not live also named Connie, Ronnie and Donna.  Dad was married to my Mom, Betty Sue Brummett for over 40 years and then divorced.  Mom has passed also.

 

Les was a Cloverdale School Bus driver for years and then owned his own trash company known as Brummett's Trash Service that he ran with his son Douglas Gene and my Mom. Dad loved his old car shows and his toys.  You have probably seen him running around town in his old 37 chevy with his mannequin.  He loved to dance and sing karaoke, but most of all he loved to laugh and joke and well my Dad stepped to the beat of his own drum.  He had many nicknames of Skinner, Red and Pest.  Dad's invisible dog and his best friend and companion Rooster are still alive and kicking.  Dad loved to play Santa and go to the nursing homes because he was always afraid they were forgotten and he wanted them to have Christmas because Dad loved Christmas. 

 

Services will be held at Whitaker's Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 30th.  Visitation will be from noon to 3PM with funeral services at 3pm. Burial will followat Cloverdale cemetery.  After burial there will be a celebration of life at Lou's Diner in Cloverdale and Jackie Gibson and Rob Steidel will be playing music from 5 to 7.  If you know of a funny story about my Dad and would like to speak at his funeral feel free to tell on Dad if you can make people laugh because my father lived for it.

 

We ask that NO flowers or gifts, but if you feel like you want to do something you can donate to Hospice which is a wonderful group of angels that let people come home to their family to pass.  They were a true blessing in our time of need. Hospice Link https://pchpca.org/?fbclid=IwAR2fqE5G-mQoheJFeKsAfQYl5BBrERbgwyzyG94WTi-xmPhklbaMXdhPEXQ 

 

Beth A. Neeley

A Trashman's Daughter

Stanley Hofmann

Stanley Hofmann

April 18, 1948  -  August 19, 2022

 

Stanley Hofmann, 74, of Cory passed away August 19, 2022, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis following a brief illness.

Stanley was born April 18, 1948, in Terre Haute, Indiana, the son of Karl and Masil (Unger) Hofmann who preceded him in death. He graduated from Cory High School with the class of 1966. Stanley served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict. On March 20, 1970, he was united in marriage to Janet Williams.

Stanley worked his entire life as a farmer and caretaker of the land. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially attending his grandchildren’s activities.

Stanley is survived by his wife of over 52 years Janet Hofmann; their children Ivan and Angel Hofmann and Lance and Christa Hofmann, all of Clay City; their grandchildren: Kaity, Kent, Jenna, Shelby, Toby, and Holt Hofmann. He is also survived by nephews: Perry, Shan, Randy, and Jason Hofmann and their families, along with other extended family. He was preceded in death by his brother Leon Hofmann on January 30, 2022.

Services will be held Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City, with Pastor Jason Paul officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of services.

Walter J. Turpin Jr.

Walter J. Turpin Jr.

June 27, 1938-Aug. 19, 2022

 

Walt “Turp” Johnson Turpin Jr., 84, passed away at home in Kingman on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022.

He was born June 27, 1938, at Veedersburg, a son of the late Water Johnson Turpin, Sr. and Elizabeth Ellen (Swingle) Turpin.

He was married April 4, 2004, at Lebanon, to Nancy Eva Golden Turpin. She passed away Jan. 8, 2013. Previously he was married to Diane (Perkins) Turpin.

Walt was raised and had attended schools in Veedersburg. From 1955 to 1957, he served his country honorable in the United States Navy.

He had worked for Butternut Bread in Peoria, Illinois and Peoria Tractor and Equipment, a CAT dealer. He then lived for a period of time in O’Fallon, Missouri where he was a diesel mechanic at various truck shops before he retired. He relocated to Lebanon in January 2001 and owned and operated his own shop.

Walt enjoyed working on old cars and fishing. He liked to watch high school and college basketball and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.                 

Survivors include children: Walter J. “John” (June) Turpin III of Winfield, Missouri, Bryan S. (Judy) Turpin of O’Fallon, Missouri, Dawn E. Johnson of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Juanita (Pete) Sari of Melrose Park, Illinois; step-children, Lynnette K. (Robert) Cox of Thorntown, Scott A. (Maria) Larew of Lebanon, Kristi A. (Karl) Schuh of Indianapolis and Lori Libbey of Lebanon; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles W. (Kathy) Turpin of Havana, Illinois, and Lloyd A. (Leona) Turpin of Veedersburg; sister Carolyn Faith Foxworthy of Thorntown; brother-in-law Bill Kavonus of Shawmut, Montana; many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents and his wives, Walt was preceded in death by son Anthony W. Turpin; sister Mary Ellen Kavonus; brother Laurence D. Turpin; sister-in-law Joyce Turpin; brother-in-law Earl Foxworthy; son-in-law Terry Libbey; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.

Visitation is planned 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, with military rites will be held at the beginning of visitation at 5 p.m. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Whitestown.

Memorials may be directed to Boone County Cancer Society, 117 W. Elm St., Lebanon, IN 46052.

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

Shirley K. Wilson

Shirley K. Wilson

July 17, 1940-Aug. 18, 2022

 

Shirley K. Wilson passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

She was born July 17, 1940, at Crawfordsville, to Harry and May Gill.

Shirley and her husband John, who survives, were married over 53 years. They spent the entirety of their marriage in Montgomery County. In 1977, Shirley and John built the Lindy Freeze in Linden, which Shirley managed. After selling the ice cream shop, Shirley and John enjoyed 30 years of retirement. Shirley loved her home and enjoyed her family and friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her brothers, Sye and Joe Gill, along with sisters, Patricia, aged 2, Betty Bunch, and Imogene Trimble. Shirley’s sister and best friend, Marilyn (Bob) Minnick of Waynetown survives.

Shirley had step-children, Andrew (Constance) Wilson of Winterville, North Carolina, Teresa (Tom) Cornell of Crawfordsville, Molly (Dave) Campbell of Brownsburg and Wendy Nattinger of New Castle.

As a young teen, Andrew chose to make his home with Shirley and John. A close bond was quickly formed when Andrew asked Shirley if he could call her “Mom.” That bond grew stronger as the years progressed.

Shirley had several nieces and nephews. Kathy Page of Crawfordsville shared a special relationship with Shirley and was Shirley’s favorite.

Shirley was a kind, loving person who was respected by all and loved by many.

There are no services planned at this time. Cards are welcomed at 606 Thornwood Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Shirley K Wilson: sorely missed — lovingly remembered.

Janice L. Frye

Janice L. Frye

May 26, 1937-Aug. 17, 2022

 

Janice L. (Hidy) Frye, 85, of North Manchester, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at Signature Healthcare in Terre Haute.

She was born May 26, 1937, at South Whitley, Indiana, to the late Gail R. and Iva (Bowers) Hidy.

Janice graduated from Central High School in 1955. On May 12, 1984, she married Max W. Frye. He preceded her in death May 10, 2002.

She was a loving mother and homemaker and was a volunteer and office manager for Meals on Wheels for 10 years. She owned and operated a furniture restoration business in Fort Wayne for several years. She was a member of Dorcas at the Congregational Christian Church.

She is survived by two sons, Matthew (Lynn) Kindy of Port Orange, Florida, and Craig (Jo) Kindy of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Susan Kindy of California and Beth (Cindy Stephens) Kindy of Crawfordsville; step-son Daniel Frye and two step-daughters, Julie Hayward and Lisa Royer, all of Fort Wayne; sister Phyllis Muzzillo of Florida; five grandchildren, Skylar (Julie) Kindy, Cierra (Kyle) Collins, Melissa Kindy, Matt (Dani Covarrubias) Kindy II and Mark (Lauren Beadle) Kindy; nine step-grandchildren, Danny Jr. (Rachel) Frye, Jackie (Mark) Hendrickson, Nick (Tiffany) Hayward, Andrew (Chelsea) Hayward, Rose (Jorge) Fonseca, Maria (Braydon) Gass, Trevor (Stephanie) Reinholt, Zachary Royer and Alexander Royer; four great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Max Frye; four brothers, Jack, Gail, Bryan and Joe Hidy; and seven sisters, Bea Weesner, Mary Bryant, Myrtle Myers, Jane Shoudel, Barbara Prater, Margaret Reid and Doris Hidy.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life service 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Lake Holiday Clubhouse. There will be a graveside service and celebration of life in North Manchester, Indiana at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut St., North Manchester, IN 46962 or the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.

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

Joyce Ann Patton

Joyce Ann Patton

Aug. 25, 1947-Aug. 18, 2022

 

Joyce Ann Patton, 74, of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, at her daughter’s home in Veedersburg.

She was born Aug. 25, 1947, at Crawfordsville, to the late Charles E. and Doris E. (Northcutt) Patton.

Joyce graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1966 and retired from Hi-Tek Lighting Company after many years. She enjoyed yard selling, auctions, bingo, bowling and baseball. 

Joyce is survived by daughter Necole Brennan; two sisters, Shirley James and Sue (Paul) Burris; two grandsons, Dakota A. Brennan and Dalton M. Brennan; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Doris Patton; and brother-in-law Chuck James. 

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at noon. Burial will follow at Oak Hill North Cemetery.

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

Donna J. (Sinclair) Mercer

Donna J. (Sinclair) Mercer

December 12, 1943 ~ August 20, 2022 (age 78)

 

Donna J. Mercer, age 78 of Eminence, passed away August 20th, 2022.  She was born December 12th, 1943 in Fort Sill, OK to the late Charles and Viola (Ramsey)Sinclair.  She married Duane C. Mercer June 8th, 1968 and he preceded her in death June 7th, 2015. She was a member of the Cloverdale Church of Christ. Donna enjoyed many things during her life but what she enjoyed the most was her art work, spending time with her dog Holly and the outdoors.

                She is survived by her sister Pamela Patrick, of Eminence.  Niece, Jaime Sites of Eminence, and her great-niece and nephew Violette Sites, and Nicholas Sites. Funeral Services August 25th, 2022 at 11:00am, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Bradley L. Stout

Bradley L. Stout

March 28, 1964 ~ August 20, 2022 (age 58)

 

Bradley L. Stout, age 58 of Cloverdale, passed away August 20th, 2022.  He was born March 28th, 1964 in Greencastle to Richard L. Stout and Ellen K. (Smith)Davies.  He was a carpenter in many ways throughout his life.  He is survived by his longtime companion Jeanette Delp.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his children Ocean Delp of Brazil, Austen Stout of Indianapolis, and Jesse Stout of Fillmore, and two grandchildren.  Siblings, David(Deb Law) Stout of Indianapolis, Steven Norris of Loveland, OH, and Kerry(Wendy) Stout of Cloverdale. 

Memorial Services for Bradley will be held Thursday, August 25th, 2022 at 7:00pm, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation for friends and family will be from 4:00pm until service time.  Condolence’s may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Theresa L. (Rumple) Caputi

Theresa L. (Rumple) Caputi

October 25, 1934 ~ August 20, 2022 (age 87)

 

                Theresa L. Rumple Sample Caputi age 87 of Greenwood, Indiana passed away August 19th, 2022.  She was born October 25th, 1934 in Cloverdale, Putnam Co. Indiana.  She was the daughter of Everett and Alena Patrick Sample.  Aside from her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Loral Melvin Rumple, granddaughter Theresa Michelle Sample and grandson Joseph Radican.

                She was a member of Amity Baptist Church and a graduate of Cloverdale High School in 1952. She then married Ronald Edward Sample, also of Cloverdale in 1954.  From that union they had five children, Gregory Z.(Marla) Sample, Paula M.(Michael) Radican, Charlene A.(Steve) Hambrick, Ronald Eric Sample and Everett F.(Julie) Sample.

                In 1969, she had another child Alan(Leslie) Fork III.  In 1981, she married Saverio Caputi Jr. M.D. and became step-mother to Jennifer Caputi Schuster.  She had 26 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.  She is survived by one sister Carolyn(Joe) Perschke.  She was an avid Indianapolis Colts Fan.  She also loved to play the slots, her flowers and spending time with her family and friends.  She worked for the United States Postal Service and retired in 2000.           

                Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 27th, 2022 at 12:00pm noon, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held Friday, August 26th, 2022 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

David Leon Moody

David Leon Moody

January 9, 1951  -  August 17, 2022

 

David “Coopie” Leon Moody, 71, of Westfield, Indiana, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on August 17, 2022.

Dave was born on January 9, 1951, in Terre Haute, Indiana, the son of George Moody and Helena (Mitchell) Moody. He graduated from Staunton High School with the class of 1970. He married Linda (McMillin) Moody on October 25, 1969. Dave worked in the grocery business for 38 years, including Standard Foods Lowell’s Grocery Stores and Page’s in Brazil. He moved to Westfield to be closer to his grandchildren at which time he started working with Aramark Food Services until his retirement in January 2016. After retirement, he worked at Menard’s in Westfield until the time of his passing. Dave was a people person and enjoyed his many years chatting with customers who always became friends.

Dave was a member of Cloverland Gospel Church for many years, until becoming a loyal member of Grace Chapel in Brazil in 1999. He witnessed for the Lord until his last breath.

Dave was an avid lifelong fan of Elvis Presley and the Minnesota Vikings; however, family was his true joy. He loved playing competitive backyard sports with his boys and their friends, but also enjoyed cheering on his kids and grandkids from the stands. He rarely missed the opportunity to be involved in his family’s activities, whether sports or dance. Dave also enjoyed golfing, bowling and poker games with the guys.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, George and Helena Moody and his sister, Patricia Moody.

Dave is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda Moody; three sons, David (Lydia) Moody of Noblesville, Indiana; Darrin Moody of Brazil, Indiana; Dan Moody of Shelbyville, Indiana; and his daughter Darla (Jerad) Dalton of Carmel, Indiana; grandchildren Corynne, Josie, and Calvin Moody; Damon, Eden and Daven Moody; and Ava, Eli, and Lea Dalton, as well as his beloved grand-dogs George and Mac; 3 brothers: Jim (Marsha) Moody of Terre Haute; Joe (Maui) Moody of Brazil; Bobby (Chelsea) Moody of Terre Haute; 5 sisters: Peggy (Davey) Byrer of Poland; Connie (Caesar) Radar of Brazil; Anna Head of Brazil; Barbara (Kenny) Lowe of Gentryville, Indiana; Mendy (Paul) Carta of Brazil; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Thursday, August 25, 2022, from 4-8 PM. Services will be at the funeral home on Friday, at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.

Bill McCullough Sr.

Bill McCullough Sr.

January 4, 1942  -  August 18, 2022

 

William “Bill” Lee McCullough Sr., age 80, passed away August 18, 2022. Bill was born to the late Sebert Franklin and Frances Ellen McCullough in Terre Haute on January 4, 1942.
Bill was a 1960 graduate of Garfield High School. On August 18, 1962 Bill married the love of his life, Pauline Ornduff who preceded him in death in 2017. Together they had three children, Billy, Stevie, and Lori Ann. For over 46 years he worked at Gartland Foundry, with his last ten years being a foreman. Bill enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, mushroom hunting, and gardening. He also enjoyed watching football and basketball, especially when IU or the Colts were playing. Bill always loved a good auction find. He was a family man and enjoyed spending time with his entire family. He always loved to tease and play practical jokes, that was how he showed his love, and he loved a lot.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Pauline McCullough, and one son, Steven McCullough.
Bill is survived by his children, William McCullough Jr. (Becky), Laura Ann Wright (Brian), grandchildren, Billy III, Brandon (Marah), Alysen, Haile (Iain), and Nicole (Ty), great grandchildren, Aireona, Skilynn, Eli, Devynn, Liam, Pavin, one sister, Dottie Gaines, niece, LaDonna Gaines, and nephew, Tom Gaines (Maki), as well as many other extended family members. Bill is also survived by his four-legged best friend, Peanut.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, August 24th from 4-8 P.M. at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Avenue in Brazil. A funeral service will begin at 1 P.M. Thursday, August 25th at the funeral home. Friends and family may visit from 12 P.M. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Poplar Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local animal shelter.
He will be greatly missed.

Eddie R. Holt

Eddie R. Holt

Aug. 19, 2022

 

Eddie R. Holt, 68, formerly of Attica and most recently residing in The Lane House, Crawfordsville, died at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, in Franciscan Health Lafayette East Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Lafayette.

Janice Miller

Janice Miller

Nov. 5 , 1931- Aug. 15 , 2022

 

Janice Miller (Mom, Nanny, Sis, Aunt Janice), originally of Spencer County, Indiana, went home to Jesus with family by her side on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. She is reunited with her husband of 73 years who preceded her earlier this year.

Family remaining to celebrate and remember her love include: 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 Dianna Enlow; nieces, Sandra (John) Roberts, Mary Jo (Charlie) Patterson and Francy Miller; and nephews, Wally Murphy and Matthew (Gayle) Enlow.

Janice lived 91 years full of strength and love. Standing by her husband’s side, she supported his ministry in the United Methodist churches for over 60 years. Throughout that time, they provided a home and love to over 50 foster children. A talented homemaker, seamstress, farmer and avid gardener (with a green thumb that could grow anything), Janice loved to cook and had catering and cake decorating skills that were the envy of most of her family. She enjoyed feeding and caring for any birds that were nearby, as well as helping to raise and care for many animals — as long as they stayed clear of her garden.

Janice was a natural caretaker and looked after many friends and loved ones in their time of need. In the last years, spending time with her great-granddaughters brought her laughter and joy.

The immediate family will have a small life celebration at Burkhart Funeral Home in Crawfordsville. No services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, please help to honor her love with contributions made to the United Methodist Youth Home, 2521 N. Burkhardt Road, Evansville, IN, 47715; 812-479-7535; umyh.org/donate-now.

Teresa Kay Goodnight

Teresa Kay Goodnight

May 1, 1947-Aug. 16, 2022

 

Teresa Kay Goodnight passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

She was born May 1, 1947, at Oakland City, Indiana, to Burnell and Louise (McClelland) Wilhite. Teresa married Gene Goodnight on Sept. 2, 1967, at Crawfordsville.

She was a graduate of Crawfordsville High School, Class of 1967. She worked at the Ben Hur Drive in Theater for 20 years. She was a member R.E.A.C.T and a longtime member of Bethel AME Church in Crawfordsville. She loved doing puzzle books, especially Sudoku and word searches.

She is survived by her children, Robert Goodnight (Amy), Michelle Browning and Stephen Goodnight (Stephanie); six grandchildren, Jessica Blatz, Jacob Goodnight, Cody Goodnight (Bri), Kristina Goodnight, Brianna Wilkie (Jeremy) and Mary Browning; six great-grandchildren, Emily, Raelyn, Kaiden, Owen, Hailie and Raiden; and siblings, Tony Wilhite (Pam) and Tina Cotten.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband Gene; infant brother Paul; brother Dwight Wilhite; and several aunts, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law. 

Visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 22 at Sanders-Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, from noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be sent to Bethel AME Church, 213 W. North St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933. 

Share memories and condolences at www.SandersFuneralCare.com.

Sandra P. DeVault

Sandra P. DeVault

Aug. 17, 2022

 

Sandra P. Johnson DeVault, 72, of rural Romney died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in IU Health Arnett Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Pete McKinney

Pete McKinney

October 5, 1965  -  August 17, 2022

 

Walter Preston “Pete” McKinney IV, age 56, passed away August 17, 2022. Pete was born to Walter Preston McKinney III and Mary Anne (Elgin) McKinney on October 5, 1965.
Pete worked in the masonry business for many years. He loved to go fishing and bow hunting, and spending time outdoors in general. Pete was a drummer, in his younger years he played in the band “Southbound”.
Pete is preceded in death by his father, Walter Preston McKinney III, brother, Travis McKinney, and uncle, David Elgin.
Pete is survived by his mother, Mary Anne McKinney, his loving partner, Tracy Brookshire, children, Sabrina McKinney (Justin Frost), Walter Preston McKinney V (Gabriella), grandchildren, Jackie Kennedy, Sheamus Kennedy, and Isaac Hoehn, nephew, Kyle McKinney, and nieces, Ashley Brasel, and Hannah McKinney.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Sandi Goebel

Sandi Goebel

July 26, 1941  -  August 16, 2022

 

Sandi Goebel, 81, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

Born in Chicago, IL July 26, 1941 to Elsie Mellon.

Sandi was a die hard Cubs and Notre Dame fan and long time Colts fan. She loved watching college football. You didn’t dare call her when Jeopardy was on. She played cards for years with her best friends, “the girls”. As often as possible she was with her Michigan family. Her devotion to the Catholic Church had her calling Bingo at Kennedy’s Crossing for Annunciation Church for many fun filled years. She served as the secretary for Annunciation for many with Father Spicuzza and assisted with the transition after his passing.

Sandi is survived by her children, Rita Totzke, Greg Short, Barbara Short, Michael Short, Theresa (Dave) Keller, Nancy Short, Diane (Darrell) Moss, Walter (Tara) Goebel

Grandchildren: Jamie, Doug & Denise Smith, Mason Short, Providence & Natalie Trigg, Noah, Hailey & Max Short, Veronica Vance, Regan Keller, Victoria Winn, Samantha Moss, Nathan, Abigail & Jacob Goebel

Great Grandchildren: Raelyn Power, Kinsley & Addison Vance, Anthony Flores

Sandi is preceded in death by her mother and husbands Jim Short, deceased 1978 and Walt Goebel, deceased 1997 and granddaughter Angelica Trigg.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass.

Honorary Paul Bearers: Judy Jordan, Sharon Swearingen, Janice Summers, Joan Hammer

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 12:00 noon at Annunciation Catholic Church with Father Hollowell officiating. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 4:00-7:00pm at French Funeral Home with Rosary at 7:00pm.

Leon David Hocquard Sr.

Leon David Hocquard Sr.

July 1, 1952-Aug 15, 2022

 

Leon David Hocquard Sr. of Crawfordsville passed away Monday night, Aug. 15, 2022, at Franciscan Health of Lafayette. He was 70.

Born July 1, 1952, at Lansing, Michigan, he was the son of Raymond E. Hocquard and Marvel M. Courtright Hocquard. He served his country in the U.S. Marines. He later worked as a commercial shrimper. He married Janet Ann Rowan and they were together 48 years until she preceded him in death Aug. 7, 2021. He was a strong, selfless devoted patriarch to the family; a devoted father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend.

Surviving family includes: three daughters, Robin Cunningham, Robbie (Paul) Misner and Marvel Hocquard; two sons, Leon Hocquard Jr. and Sonny Hocquard; two granddaughters that he raised, Winter (Kyle) Shahan and Autumn Hocquard; granddaughter Katelyn Beverlin; two great-granddaughters, Novalee Shahan and Janet Ann Hocquard; niece Judi Rowan (Roland) Cruickshank; and a nephew that he raised, Billy Ross.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Hocquard; parents; three brothers; one sister; and great-grandson Leon David Hocquard III.

In keeping with his wishes there will not be a public visitation or funeral. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19 at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Darlington, with military rites by the American Legion Post 72 Honor Guard. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

Vernon Ray Paris

Vernon Ray Paris

July 20, 1959-Aug. 15, 2022

 

On the morning of Aug. 15, 2022, Vernon Ray Paris, 63, of Crawfordsville, passed away unexpectedly.

Vernon was born July 20, 1959, at Greencastle, to the late Raymond F. and Martha Vivian (Smith) Paris.

Vernon was a 1977 graduate of North Putnam High School. Vernon moved to Crawfordsville in 1980 and has resided there for the last 42 years. He started his career in the lighting industry before being a successful entrepreneur. He then finished his career at Stephens Farms.

Vernon enjoyed coaching and watching basketball and baseball. His most prized possession was his family. He had a warm heart, welcoming smile and a giving spirit. His quick wit and sense of humor was unmatched and will be forever missed by those left behind.

He is survived by his children, Jeremy Paris, Timothy (Ashley) Paris, Casey (Brandon) Barnett and Nichole Marchand; nine grandchildren, Lorynn, Cadance, Jaxon, Max, Preston, Caydence, Jayden, Sylis and Ryker; longtime companion Chris Harvey; and siblings, Larry Paris, Denzel Paris, Kevin Paris and Marty (Sally) Paris.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Gary; and three sisters, Sandra, Vera, and Chris.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 102 E. Washington St., Roachdale. Burial will follow in Roachdale Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

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

Roger Dale Williams

Roger Dale Williams

Jan. 29, 1950-Aug. 14, 2022

 

Roger Dale Williams, 72, of Ladoga passed away on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, at home.

He was born Jan. 29, 1950, at Harlan, Kentucky, to the late John and Evelyn “Irene” Williams.

Roger proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He returned home and worked as a painter and handyman for many years. In his spare time he enjoyed playing pool, fishing, artwork, being outdoors, horses, dogs, watching sports, music and dancing. He enjoyed having a good time with family and friends and lived life to the fullest.

He is survived by children, Robert (Susan) Williams, Randy Williams and Matthew (Angie) Williams; three grandchildren, Alivia, Marlin and Molly; siblings, Sue (Max) Woodall, Barbara (Jim) Carpenter, Bonnie (Greg) Wray, Kenny (Mary) Williams, Brenda (Barry) Lighty, David (Patty) Williams, Robert (Nikki) Williams, Gerald (Linda) Williams, Mark (Tammy) Williams, Joey (Becky) Williams, Kim (Nate) Rice and Janna (Travis) Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Gale Gibson.

Graveside service with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at Ladoga Cemetery. The family invites you to join them at the Lake Holiday Clubhouse for a celebration of life following the graveside service. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with Roger’s funeral arrangements.

Memorials in Roger’s honor may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Byron Cox #72 Lodge.

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

Patricia Ilene Busenbark

Patricia Ilene Busenbark

March 6, 1931-Aug. 15, 2022

 

Patricia Ilene Busenbark passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, at Franciscan Health Center in Lafayette. 

Patricia was born March 6, 1931, in Putnam County, to Cecil and Naomi (Newell) Dove. She was a graduate of New Market High School in May 1949. Patricia married Meredith E. Busenbark on June 12, 1949, at the New Market First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Creed Hampton officiating. She graduated from the Indianapolis School of Beauty Culture in 1963 and owned and operated a cosmetology shop in her home for 44 years. 

She was a member of New Market First Baptist Church, where she held many positions serving the Lord. Patricia and Meredith were members in State Active Baptist Campers Club and traveled to many different states during mission projects.

Patricia is survived by her sons, Robert Busenbark (Terrace) and Randy Busenbark; six grandchildren, Tisha McKinney (Aaron), Mindy Johnson (Clayton), Patrick Busenbark (Jennifer), Kelli Wiley (Kevin), Derick Busenbark (Jennifer) and Kyle Busenbark (Candice); 15 great-grandchildren; brother Leslie Dove; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Meredith; sisters, Glenda Kay Debusk and Thena Beasley; daughter-in-law Kathy Busenbark; and a special cousin, Rita Lieske.

Visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 22 at New Market Baptist Church, 106 First St., New Market, from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m., with Pastor Todd Randles officiating. Burial will follow at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to New Market Baptist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 87, New Market, IN 47965.

Share memories and condolences at www.SandersFuneralCare.com.

Roberta 'Kay' Ferguson

Roberta ‘Kay’ Ferguson

Oct. 21, 1950-Aug. 14, 2022

 

Roberta “Kay” Ferguson, 71 of Waynetown passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. 

She was born Oct. 21, 1950, in Missouri, to Robert and Lillian Stanley Lewis. 

Kay was retired from Hi-Tek/Lithonia Lighting and was a member of the Eagles.

She was married to Ronnie Ferguson, who preceded her in death June 20, 2011.

Kay is survived by son Tony (MaryAnn) Ferguson; grandson Mason Ferguson; and companion Roy Gossett and his daughter, Megan (David) Robinson and granddaughter Emily Keeling. She also is survived by her siblings, Margaret Kidwell, Robert “Bobby” Lewis and Mandy Bruenger; brother-in-law Mitch (Sharon) Ferguson; sister-in-law Virginia (Steve) Wilson, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by son Troy Ferguson; brothers, Stanley Lewis and Randy Lewis; and sister Linda Pass. 

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the Indian Creek Cemetery.

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

David D. Hole

David D. Hole

June 13, 1977-Aug. 15, 2022

 

David Dewayne Hole of Crawfordsville passed away suddenly Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, at home. He was 45.

David was a machinist who worked a CNC machine. He most recently worked at Dicaperl Minerals. He also worked as a welder and forklift driver. He liked fishing and anything related to fish, including aquariums. He was into stereo systems, setting up speakers and playing loud music.

Born June 13, 1977, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Vicky Lynn Hole Chamness and Larry Turner. He attended Crawfordsville schools and graduated from high school in Ennis, Texas.

Surviving family includes: mom Vicky Chamness of Crawfordsville; son Dakota Wayne Hole of Texas; brother D.J. Chamness of Ennis, Texas; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave. Services will begin at 1 p.m., after which he will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery South in Crawfordsville.

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

Alice Anne McKeehan

Alice Anne McKeehan

July 18, 1932-Aug. 12, 2022

 

Alice Anne McKeehan, 90, of Bainbridge passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2022 at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville.

Anne was born July 18, 1932, at Greencastle, the daughter of Archie Ellis and Beryl Leda (O’Hair) Allen, and was a graduate of Danville High School. Anne earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University and her master’s degree in education from DePauw University.

Mrs. McKeehan was a teacher for North Putnam Community Schools. She was a former member of Brick Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a member of DAR, North Putnam Teachers Association, and Eastern Star. She volunteered at the Putnam County Reality Store, the Putnam County Museum, and Florida State Park System where she volunteered more than 25 years. Anne loved going to garage sales, traveling, reading, bird watching, going to the beach and attending the Indianapolis 500.

Survivors include: her husband of 68 years, Wallace Eugene “Gene” McKeehan; her daughter, Marsha Davidson (David); two grandchildren, Drew Davidson, (Josh Holden), and LeeAnne Davidson; a great-grandson, Neziah Holden; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and step-mother Fern Allen.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. in Brick Chapel Cemetery on Tuesday, Aug. 23. A memorial gathering will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to HEAR Indiana, 4740 Kingsway Drive, Suite 33, Indianapolis, IN 46203, Putnam County Playhouse, P. O. Box 309, Greencastle, IN 46135, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, 4900 Tuttle Crossing Blvd., Dublin, OH 43016, or the Greencastle Music Festival.

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

David C. Huseman

David C. Huseman

April 15, 1946-Aug. 10, 2022

 

David Charles Huseman, 76, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, surrounded by family at his beloved lake home in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

Born April 15, 1946, at Crawfordsville, to the late Richard C. And Julia Bauer Huseman, he attended Alamo school where a deep love of education, mathematics and basketball was instilled. He received his undergraduate degree from Greenville College where he was active in student government and debate, and he continued his educational pursuits at the University of Georgia. A consummate entrepreneur and innovator, he founded multiple businesses and relished mentoring and helping those just starting out. David loved to travel and visited all seven continents.

He is survived by his loving wife and partner of 47 years, Lynda Poston Huseman; daughter Rachel (Edward) Schneider; grandchildren Phoebe and Alden Schneider; and siblings, Richard (Carolyn) Huseman and Flora (James) Wilson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at Harpeth Presbyterian Church, 3077 Hillsboro Road, Brentwood, Tennessee. David’s family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. in the church parlor.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

An online guestbook is available at AustinFuneralService.com.

James Lee Simpson

James Lee Simpson

Jan. 25, 1962-Aug. 11, 2022

 

James Lee Simpson, 60, of Vincennes, Indiana, passed away Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

He was born Jan. 25, 1962, at Crawfordsville, to the late Larry DeWayne and Dorothy Mae (Odom) Simpson.

James graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1980. He enjoyed playing the guitar, drawing, and studying maps. He liked trains and reading about log cabins, hoping to purchase one, someday. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Vincennes Congregation and spent many days studying the Bible. He loved listening to old time country music and telling people about his beliefs.

He is survived by two brothers, William (Marcie) Simpson and Joseph (Loretta) Simpson; two sisters, Sarah Gullion and Patricia (Homer) Myers; nieces and nephews, Katie (Ryan) Middlekamp, David Gullion, Michael (Erin) Simpson, Amber (Jayme) Good, Shannon (Levi) Kemp, Lori (Chotu) Khan, Jordan (Sadia) Simpson, Josiah (Amanda) Simpson, Tessa Simpson, and Alex Myers, a sister-in-law, Jeanie Simpson; and many great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenneth Simpson.

There will be a visitation at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Saturday, Sept. 17 from noon until the time of service 2 p.m., with Bruce Bridgeham delivering the service. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care is entrusted with care.

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

Darrell W. Grimes, Jr.

Darrell W. Grimes, Jr.

December 25, 1976 - August 12, 2022

 

Darrell Wayne Grimes, Jr., 45, passed away at his home in New Ross, Indiana on Friday, August 12, 2022.  He was born in Indianapolis on December 25, 1976, a son of Darrell W. Grimes, Sr. and the late Robin Del (Mitchell) Pickens.

On October 27, 2001, he was married to Angel (Roosa) Grimes in Indianapolis; she survives.

Darrell attended Speedway High School and later attained a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. He was a self-employed landscaper and had started his business, Indy Lawn Service, in 1999.

He was a devoted husband and father who loved spending time with his children.  His interests included frequenting antique malls along with collecting arrow heads throughout the years. He held memberships with the United Methodist Church of New Ross and Hazelrigg Masonic Lodge #200.                                    

Survivors include his wife, Angel Grimes; two daughters, Ashley (Kenny) Goldstein and Molly Grimes; a grandson, Denver Goldstein; father, Darrell W. Grimes, Sr.; brothers, Jay Grimes and Jonathon Grimes; sisters, Jena Gastil, Tammy Grimes, and Kelly Knapp; several nieces and nephews.             

Funeral Services are planned for 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Porter and Hunt Funeral Home & Crematory, 315 West Main Street, in Jamestown, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until time of services. Cremation will follow services.

Memorials may be directed in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Jerry Gene Long

Jerry Gene Long

 

Jerry Gene Long has been reunited with his beloved parents, George and Darlene (Craig) Long, and brother Larry. Jerry was proud to have been a lifelong Ladoga resident, graduating from Southmont Class of 1977.

Jerry is survived by daughter Abby “Abra” Hooley-Long; partner Cindy Hooley; cousins, Tim (Diane) Rodgers and Diane (Roger) Perry; and three special companions, Molly, Otis, Willie.

Jerry will be remembered as a kind soul, glad to face each day simply enjoying the small pleasures life had to offer. You would always hear him say, “Howdy Howdy.”

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Ladoga Cemetery, with Pastor Robert Vice officiating. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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

Selena Francis Hanlon

Selena Francis Hanlon

June 12, 1930-Aug. 13, 2022

 

Selena Francis (Hall) Hanlon gained her beautiful golden wings and joined her soulmate surrounded by her family on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022.

Selena was born June 12, 1930, at Waynesburg, Kentucky, the daughter of Thomas and Goldie (Cornett) Hall. Her family moved to Crawfordsville when she was just a child. She had attended Crawfordsville School and often talked about working at Merrit Shoe Store from the ages of 14 to 18, and continued her tradition of Collecting Shoes.

She met and fell in love with her handsome musician Ronald G Hanlon and they married on June 26, 1948.

She enjoyed going to garage sales, casinos and spending time with her friends and loved ones.

Selena was given her first guitar by her father to play in church. She became well known to everyone for her amazing God gifted talent. She was the best rhythm guitarist and had most beautiful voice, a blessing that allowed her to perform and open shows for many famous people and took her to the Grand Ole Opry.

She is survived by her children, Ronald W. (Karen) Hanlon, Texas, Danny (Buffy) Hanlon, Bainbridge and Lavonda (Louie) Garrett, Bainbridge; grandchildren, Ronnie, (Vanessa) Hanlon, Jeremiah (Casey) Hanlon, Jon Hanlon, Crystal (Matthew) Phillips, Louie Jr. (Kate) Garret and Lee (Jessica) Garrett; two step-grandchildren, Grant Shockey and Bill (Stacy) Shockey; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a special friend (her sister) Earlene Herring; a special niece, Diana Brown; more than just friends, her two children, Roger and Susie Riggin; and several nieces and nephews.

Welcoming her home are a brother, Harold Hall; three sisters, Stella Young, Christine Melvin and Geneva Reed; two grandchildren, Bradley Wayne Hanlon and Rene Darlene Hanlon; and her beloved husband of 53 years, Ronald G. Hanlon.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, with Pastor Brent Pruitt officiating. Burial will follow in Bainbridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of service Wednesday.

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

Cecilia Eileen Tjaden-Rush

Cecilia Eileen Tjaden-Rush

Aug. 13, 2022

 

Cecilia Eileen Tjaden-Rush (nee Bundy) of rural Waynetown passed away peacefully surrounded with love at 4:37 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at the age of 68 in Ascension St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

JoAnn Harmon

JoAnn Harmon

July 20, 1948 - August 12, 2022

 

Mrs. JoAnn (Franklin) Harmon, 74, of Jamestown, Indiana, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022. She was born on July 20, 1948, in Crawfordsville, Indiana, a daughter of the late William Earl and Margaret (Whitecotton) Franklin. 

On February 17, 1973, she was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” Harmon in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He passed away on December 20, 2020. They enjoyed 48 years of marriage and created many wonderful memories.

Raised in rural Advance, she was a 1965 graduate of Lebanon High School and attained her bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University.  

JoAnn was a lifelong resident of Boone and Hendricks County. She was active in the Magazine Club, Tri Kappa, 4H, and was especially proud of her work in founding the Tri Area Library, located in Jamestown. 

JoAnn was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who loved her family dearly. She enjoyed working in her beautiful flower garden, listening to music, her wonderful group of friends, traveling, and compiled an extensive family genealogy that will be treasured. She will be missed dearly by her family and many friends in the community.

Survivors include her two children, Timothy S. (Jennifer) Harmon of Eagle, Colorado and Sarah E. (Joseph) Weder of Jamestown; six grandchildren, Nora Harmon, Grady Harmon, Jacob Weder, Tyler Weder Ashlee Weder, and Jarrett Weder; and nephews, Brian (Kelli) Gatewood of Avon and William A. Franklin of Kentucky. 

In addition to her parents and husband, JoAnn was preceded in death by her brother, John N. Franklin.

Funeral Services are planned for 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at Myers Mortuary in Lebanon, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until the time of services. Interment will follow services at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.

Memorials may be made in her memory to the Tri-Area Library Operational Fund and sent to the library at P.O. Box 315, Jamestown, IN 46147 or sent to CFBC, Suite 200, 102 North Lebanon St, Lebanon, IN 46052.

Lyndall D. Bixler

Lyndall D. Bixler

April 22, 1941 ~ August 12, 2022 (age 81)

 

Lyndall D. (Haltom) Bixler, age 81 of Cloverdale, passed away August 12th, 2022. She was born April 22nd,1941 in Cloverdale to the late Leon “Mike” Haltom and Ione (Clupper) Haltom Smythe. Her world revolved around children, and she took immense pride in her 45 years educating and nurturing children as a beloved instructional assistant at Cloverdale Elementary School, in addition to being a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. 

Lyndall is survived by her daughters Jacque Minnick and husband Mike of Cloverdale, Tricia Costin and husband Rob of Greencastle, Sandi Price of Cloverdale, eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and brother Glenn “Lannie/Chops” Haltom and wife Jana. 

In addition to her parents, Lyndall was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years Jack Bixler, infant daughter Jennifer Bixler, son-in-law Darin Price, granddaughter Mariah (Herron) Moore, and siblings Charlene Freeman, Jon “Toot” Haltom, Gary Haltom, Patti Paris, and Mardenna Boler.

Funeral Services for Lyndall will be held Saturday, August 20th, 2022 at 11:00am, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be held Friday, August 19th, 2022 from 3:00pm until 6:00pm at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at the Cloverdale Cemetery.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Douglas Martin Bryan

Douglas Martin Bryan

SEPTEMBER 26, 1946 – AUGUST 12, 2022

 

Douglas M. Bryan, 75 of Fillmore, passed away on August 12, 2022.

Douglas was born in Greencastle the son of Wilma J. Holt Bryan Harris and Walter Bryan. He was the step-son of Kenneth Harris, and brother to Debra (Steve) Gause and William Alan (Barbara) Bryan; step-brother of Bernie (Jan) Harris, Doretta (Bill) Poynter, Larry (Richard) Harris, and Tonja (Mike) Sears.

Douglas was preceded in death by his mother, father, and step-brother Bernie Harris.

Douglas married Jo Ann Hope on May 5, 1968. They had two children, Lori (Brian) Mager, and Blake (Sarah) Bryan. He would tell you that he had the smartest and most beautiful granddaughters, Zoey Lee Bryan and Rowan Hope Bryan, all surviving him.

Doug attended Greencastle High School and Indiana Central Business College and became an accountant for Farm Bureau, KFC Franchises and Putnam County Hospital. He loved his church family and served as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher for many years.

He “knew” and loved everyone. His granddaughter asked him once, “Papaw, why do you talk to so many people you don’t know?”

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 22, 2022, at First Baptist Church, 404 Judson Drive, Greencastle, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the First Baptist Church, 404 Judson Drive, Greencastle, Indiana 46135

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

Darla Sue Coleman

Darla Sue Coleman

AUGUST 25, 1941 – AUGUST 10, 2022

 

Darla Sue Coleman, age 80, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Darla was born August 25, 1941.

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

Alice Anne McKeehan

Alice Anne McKeehan

JULY 18, 1932 – AUGUST 12, 2022

 

Alice Anne McKeehan, 90, of Bainbridge passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022 at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville.

Anne was born in Greencastle on July 18, 1932 the daughter of Archie Ellis and Beryl Leda (O’Hair) Allen, and was a graduate of Danville High School. Anne earned her BA from Indiana State University and her Master’s Degree in Education from DePauw University.

Mrs. McKeehan was a teacher for North Putnam Community Schools. She was a former member of Brick Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a member of DAR, North Putnam Teachers Association, and Eastern Star. She volunteered at the Putnam County Reality Store, the Putnam County Museum, and Florida State Park System where she volunteered more than 25 years. Anne loved going to garage sales, traveling, reading, bird watching, going to the beach and attending the Indianapolis 500.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Wallace Eugene “Gene” McKeehan; her daughter, Marsha Davidson, (David); two grandchildren, Drew Davidson, (Josh Holden), and LeeAnne Davidson; a great grandson, Neziah Holden; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her step-mother, Fern Allen.

A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. in Brick Chapel Cemetery on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. A memorial gathering will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to HEAR Indiana, 4740 Kingsway Drive, Suite 33, Indianapolis, Indiana 46203, Putnam County Playhouse, P. O. Box 309, Greencastle, Indiana 46135, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, 4900 Tuttle Crossing Blvd., Dublin, OH 43016, or the Greencastle Music Festival.

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

Joey Pierce

Joey Pierce

September 18, 1963  -  August 10, 2022

 

Joseph “Joey” E. Pierce, 58, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away, of natural causes, on August 10, 2022.

Joey was born on September 18, 1963, in Clay County, Indiana the son of Bernard C. and Mary M. “Peg” (Carter) Pierce. Joey graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1981. He married Angelia “Angie” Sappenfield on September 4, 1993. Joey worked at Great Dane Trailers for several years before working as a sheet metal worker for Local 20 out of Terre Haute.

When he wasn’t working Joey loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed watching his kids sporting events and extracurricular activities. He enjoyed Jeep rides, mushroom hunting, fishing, playing Uno, watching sporting events, playing fetch with his grand-dog Thor, and watching the news with his cat Smoke.

Joey was preceded in death by his father Bernard Pierce.

Survivors include his wife Angie Pierce; two sons: Joseph Connor Pierce and wife Lexi and Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathanial Cole Pierce; a daughter Ava Lucille Pierce; his mother Mary “Peg” Pierce; siblings: Mike Pierce and wife Kathy of South Bend, Polly Pierce of Brazil, and Penny Sue Harbaugh and husband Rod of Terre Haute; 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 Monday, August 15, 2022, from 4-7 PM. Services will follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor Jeff Bridgewater officiating.

Burial will be held at a later date at Bee Ridge Cemetery.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

 

Roy Martin

Roy Martin

February 11, 1969  -  August 11, 2022

 

Roy Dean Martin, 53, of Terre Haute passed away August 11, 2022. He was born February 11, 1969 in Brazil, Indiana, the son of David (Peanut) and Hazel Arlene Martin.

Roy graduated from Northview High School in 1988. Roy worked as a plumber and in the construction business. He was avid fisherman, golfer, loved playing in pool tournaments, and mushroom hunting. Roy was a member of the American Legion Post #2. In addition to his parents Roy was preceded in death by his sisters Deborah June Jones and Mary Ellen Batchelor, two nieces, Tara Renee and Vicki Lynn.

Survivors include his loving companion Christina Timberman of Brazil, children, David Joshua Martin of Brazil, Haley Yocom (Kyle), Danny Timberman, and Jonathon Timberman, all of Brazil, one grandson Jayce Martin, siblings, Beverly Sue Taylor (Pete) of Brazil, Allen Dale Martin (Bea) of Bloomfield, Jean Ann Ervin (Larry) of Martinsville, David Douglas Martin (Pam) of Brazil, many nieces and nephews; great nieces and great nephews as well as many extended family members and friends. He is also survived by a very special friend, Tim Britton of Terre Haute, as well as his four-legged best friend, Krokus.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, August 17th from 11-2 at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 East National Avenue in Brazil. A service will begin at 2 P.M. officiated by Pastor Jeff Bridgewater. Burial will follow at Clear Run Cemetery in Bridgeton.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Roy’s honor, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

To post a note of condolence please visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Kevin Fatch

Kevin Fatch

March 15, 1961  -  August 7, 2022

 

Kevin Fatch passed away at his residence in Clay City, Indiana, on August 7, 2022.

Kevin was born in March of 1961 to Bob and Janice (Moore) Fatch. He was a 1979 graduate of Clay City High School. He enjoyed watching sports and played competitive basketball and softball for many years. He served as a well-respected little league coach at Clay City. He was a long-time, loyal employee of Thatcher Trucking. Kevin was very close to his Grandfather Joe Moore, who served as the Clay City Town Marshall for several years. Kevin had many close friends and several relatives in the surrounding community.

A memorial service will be held on a place and date to be announced soon.

Paul A. Reed

Paul A. Reed

April 27, 1924  -  August 6, 2022

 

Paul A. Reed, 98, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on August 6, 2022, while at Community South Hospital.

Paul was born in Clay City, Indiana on April 27, 1924, the son of Otis and Pearl (Brown) Reed. When Paul wasn’t working as a truckdriver he enjoyed spending time outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Dorothy Mullen Reed; his parents Otis and Pearl Reed; two children Robert Reed and Timothy Reed; and siblings: June Reed, Wanda Walker, and Helen Latham.

He is survived by his daughter Betty Scholle and husband Phil of Indianapolis and Thomas Reed of Clay City; a granddaughter Nicole West and husband Wade; two great-grandchildren: Michaela Fuller and husband Anthony and Tristan Barrett.

Private graveside services were held at Summit Lawn Cemetery.

French Funeral Home, in Brazil, was entrusted with his care.

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

Ronald V. Williams

Ronald V. Williams

Feb. 7, 1967-Aug. 9, 2022

 

Ronald V. Williams of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, at home. He was 55.

Born Feb. 7, 1967, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Ronald Williams and Barbara J. Taylor Williams. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School. For the past 38 years, he’s been a member of Laborer Local 274 in Lafayette.

Surviving family includes: parents Ronald and Barbara Williams; daughter Cassie Williams; son Wesley Williams; brother Kenneth (Sharon) Williams; sister Deborah (Kent) Rhodes; and brothers, Kevin Williams and Mike (Lisa) Williams.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., with services starting at 1 p.m, led by Pastor Dan Aldrich. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery South.

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

Jeffrey Dale Pitcock

Jeffrey Dale Pitcock

Oct. 3, 1959-Aug. 9, 2022

 

Jeffrey Dale Pitcock, 62, of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville.

He was born Oct. 3, 1959, at Crawfordsville, to Corvin D. Pitcock and Shirley (Deckard) Fulwider.

Jeffrey graduated from North Montgomery High School in 1977. He enjoyed fishing and trapping. Jeff lived in South Carolina for 27 years. His favorite pastime was deep sea fishing. He made many friends there and became known as the local “Mr. Fix it.” Even though he was an ornery fellow, he was a joy to be around and will be missed by many.

Jeff truly didn’t know a stranger. In the short time he had in Crawfordsville at Wellbrooke he touched many people. Jeff was a ball of energy and loved making people laugh. He was still joking up until his last few days. Jeff had a deep faith and knew he was going to a better place and we look forward to seeing him again.

He is survived by his parents, Corvin (Eleanor) Pitcock and Shirley (James) Fulwider; two siblings, Cheryl (Keith) Griggs and Cindy (Will) Frazee; niece Carissa Griggs; and two nephews, Luke (Shelley) Griggs and Joel (Haley) Griggs.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Cremation was chosen with no services. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Mary Alice Barnes

Mary Alice Barnes

June 16, 1928-Aug. 10, 2022

 

Mary Alice Barnes, 94, of Rockville passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at Whitlock Place, Crawfordsville.

She was born June 16, 1928, at Valparaiso, the daughter of Ross A. Skinkle and Blanch E. Ludington Skinkle. She married Dale E. Barnes on July 1, 1950, at Valparaiso. He preceded her in death Jan. 14, 2021.

Mary Alice graduated from Boone Grove High School and Indiana University. She enjoyed teaching at all the Parke County schools. She and her husband, Dale, moved to Rockville in 1966 where they owned and operated Barnes Mortuary.

Mary Alice was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rockville where she directed the choir for over 50 years and the Parke County Bell Choir for eight years. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mary Alice was a 56-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution where she was a past Regent from 1997-1999. She was also active in DAR on the State level. Her other memberships include Alpha Delta Pi, Rockville Woman’s Club, Current Literature Club, Garden Club, Tri Kappa Associates, Methodist Church Service Circle, and she enjoyed socializing in two bridge clubs.

Survivors include two children, James E. (Caryl) Barnes of Lake Holiday and Kristin (James) Cornelissen of West Lafayette; two grandchildren, Ariel Cornelissen and Ross Cornelissen; step-grandson Jason (Michele) Johnson; and step-great-granddaughter McKenzie. Also surviving are four nieces, a nephew and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at First United Methodist Church, 128 N. Market St., Rockville, with Rev. Deb Hardin officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the time of the service Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Memory Garden Cemetery, Rockville. Barnes and Rice Funeral Home of Rockville has been entrusted with arrangements.

Honey Walters

Honey Walters

September 23, 2007  -  August 6, 2022

 

Honey Michelle Walters, 14, passed away August 6, 2022 at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Honey was born September 23, 2007 to Michael Jason Walters and Tammie Bellew in Osage Beach, Missouri.
Honey attended Clay City Middle School where she was a percussionist in the band. She was very outgoing and never met a stranger. Honey was a spunky little tomboy. She enjoyed riding her bike, camping, fishing, riding horses, hanging out with her friends, and spending time outdoors. Her true passions included little kids, animals, baking, and helping people in general. Honey is continuing to help others through organ donation. She is a true hero.
Honey is survived by her parents, Michael Jason Walters and Tammy Terrell, three sisters, Wynter Walters, Kaylee Bray, Katy Bray, two brothers, Jarrett Richardson (Taylor Bell), and Denton Bray, grandparents, Terry and Lynne Stoll, Doris Bellew, Glen and Hattie Terrell, and Enis Slater.
Honey is preceded in death by her grandparents, Larry Williams and Judy Slater.
A visitation will be held Friday, August 12, 2022 from 11-2 P.M. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 E. 8th Street in Clay City. A funeral service will begin at 2 P.M. Burial will follow at Olive Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Mildred Melvina Young

Mildred Melvina Young

JUNE 21, 1932 – AUGUST 7, 2022

 

Mildred Melvina Young, age 90, of Quincy, Indiana passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022. Mildred was born June 21, 1932.

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

Deborah Goodwin

Deborah Goodwin

OCTOBER 9, 1951 – AUGUST 6, 2022

 

Deborah Faith Goodwin, 70, of Terre Haute, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022. She was born on October 9, 1951, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute to John and Barbara (Richey) Mitchell.

Debby is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Utz (Brad), Lisa Simma (Thomas) and Barbara Rost (Aaron); grandchildren, Cole Utz (Brianna), Renée Sorenson (Zack), Caitlyn Utz, Cassidy Jackson, Emily Jackson, and Felicity Rost; seven siblings, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Goodwin (m. 1977); a grandson, Jason Utz; and two siblings.

Debby was a graduate of Garfield High School and Indiana State University. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

As a youth, Debby professed saving faith in Jesus Christ and was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed flower gardening, long walks, and spending time with family.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10 at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Branham officiating. Debby will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of West Terre Haute. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Joan Williamson

Joan Williamson

September 2, 1935 - August 6, 2022

 

Joan Elizabeth Heidenreich Williamson passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022, at the age of 86.  Joan was born September 2, 1935, in Kingston, New York to Reverend John F. and Bernice Heidenreich.  Being the daughter of a minister, she had the opportunity to move to the various communities of his parishes in Kingston, Oxford and finally Riverhead, Long Island, New York.

Joan was a very accomplished young woman.  She was a talented artist and played cello for the high school orchestra.  Upon graduating from high school, she was awarded three different college scholarships.

In 1952 she met and married her future husband, Bob Williamson during his enlistment in the Air Force.  He had come to visit her father’s church, was invited for a meal and they soon fell in love.  They spent a lifetime together building a family and homes across central Indiana.  They had four children.  She enjoyed 56 years together with her true love until Bob’s passing in 2008.

She was a devoted wife, beloved mother, and dedicated church worker.  She had a love of learning and a of lifetime reading.  She shared her time and talent with everyone she met.   She worked at various jobs throughout her life to support the family.  She sacrificed to help those who she loved.

Joan also loved music, needlework, nature and to travel.  She spent countless hours in researching family history.  From her membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints she developed her belief in the eternal nature of families and the importance of those relationships.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Williamson, and a grandson, Alex Coers.  She is survived by brothers, Paul and Fred Heidenreich; daughters, Cheryl Lynn Hayes and Pamela Joan Redmond; and sons, Gregg Robert and John Bradley Williamson.  She also leaves 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Final arrangements are being handled by Porter and Hunt Funeral Home & Crematory in North Salem, Indiana.  Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse, 280 E. County Road 300 South, in Greencastle, Indiana.  A private dedication of the grave at the Clinton Falls Cemetery will follow. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association: Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or the Brigham Young University Education Fund, Attn: Philanthropies, 1450 North University Ave., Provo, UT 84604. 

Marjorie Rose Barker

Marjorie Rose Barker

NOVEMBER 30, 1928 – JULY 31, 2022

 

Marjorie Rose Barker, 93, of Ocala passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at her residence in Ocala, FL.

Marjorie was a native of Hartford City, Indiana and moved to Cloverdale, Indiana at an early age and moved to Ocala in 2004.

She was retired from General Motors. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Ocala Florida and was a long time member of the Order of the Eastern Star. In her free time, she enjoyed taking care of her dogs and shopping.

She is survived by her son Jay (Myra) Bitzer, daughters Teresa Lansing, Linda Kopernak; grandchildren Jay (Kimberly) L. Bitzer, Austin Bowling, Angie Neville, great grandchildren Ella Bitzer, and Brianna Bitzer.

She was preceded in death by her parents Roil and Ella Walker, brother Jerry Walker, husbands, Richard Barker and Bill Bitzer.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at the Forest Hill Cemetery. 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 Barker family.

Thelma Louise Thomas

Thelma Louise Thomas

January 29, 1930  -  August 4, 2022

 

Thelma Louise Thomas, 92, of Brazil (Lena), Indiana, passed away on August 4, 2022.

Thelma was born on January 29, 1930, in Clay County, Indiana, the daughter of Anson “Si” and Mary (Mitchel) Milner. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1947. She married Charles “Chuck” E. Thomas on May 8, 1948; he preceded her in death 1986. Together they had 4 children: Kenny, Rick, Susan, and Linda. Thelma attended Lena Church of Christ and then McKinley Hill Church of Christ and had been attending Community Missionary Church for the past several years.

Thelma enjoyed cooking, candy (especially licorice), gardening, flower gardening, her dog Benji, and most of all her devotion to church and her family.

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents Si and Mary Milner; husband Charles “Chuck” Thomas; daughter Linda Thomas; a sister Katherine “Marie” Milner.

Thelma is survived by her children: Kenny Thomas and wife Beverly, Rick Thomas and wife Beckey, and Susan Latham and husband Quein; grandchildren: Shane (Rachael) Thomas , Adam (Rebecca) Thomas, Luke (Kim) Thomas, Eric (Jessica) Thomas, Mandi (Steven) Escott, Joshua (Sara) Thomas, Ben (Jodie) Latham, Shanley (Lee) Cline, Sharae (Zac) Simpson; 28 great-grandchildren; two brothers: David E. Milner (Dorothy) and John H. Milner (Dorothy); as well as several extended family members.

Visitation will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Monday, August 8, 2022 from noon until 3:00 PM. Services will follow at 3:00 PM with burial to follow at Calcutta Cemetery.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.

Carol Ann Singleton

Carol Ann Singleton

FEBRUARY 7, 1934 – JULY 28, 2022

 

Carol Ann Singleton, age 88, of Rockville, Indiana passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022. Carol was born February 7, 1934 in Bloomingdale, Indiana.

Carol is survived by her daughter Laurie McCleskey (Ken); and her son Michael Wayne Cox (Amber Witherow); her sister Sharon Beach; her grandson Andrew Cox (Alisha), her grandson David Cox, her grandson Alex McCleskey (Erica), her grandson James McCleskey (Brittany), her great grandson Mason Cox, her great grandson Lucas Cox, her great grandson Jackson McCleskey and her feline companion Lucy.

Carol also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins, friend and helper, Maria Fox and her son, Matthew.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carol's memory may be made to American Foundation for the Blind, www.afb.org.

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

Regina Renee Mullins

Regina Renee Mullins

December 31, 1980 ~ August 1, 2022 (age 41)

 

Regina Renee Mullins, age 41 of Cloverdale passed away August 1st, 2022.

She was born December 31st, 1980 to the late Reggie and Shirley (Carr) Mullins.

Regina enjoyed playing Bingo and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her sisters Laura Russell (Mike Daniel), Melissa (Caleb) Taylor, Brenda Neumann (Seth Irwin); nieces and nephews Elizabeth Walker, Russel Thomas, Gavin Pollett, Remington Neumann.

In addition to her parents Reggie and Shirley Mullins she is preceded in death by her niece Jade Taylor.

Funeral services for Regina will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday August 9th, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the service time of 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Stilesville Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Evelyn R. Smith March 6, 1926 - July 29, 2022

Evelyn R. Smith

March 6, 1926 - July 29, 2022

 

Mrs. Evelyn Rebecca Smith, 96, passed away Friday morning, July 29, 2022 at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon, Indiana. She was born in Toad Hop, Indiana in Vigo County, on March 6, 1926; a daughter of the late Jake and Hila (Walton) Niccum.         

She was married to Harry K. Smith; he preceded her in death on April 1, 1994. Evelyn was an in-home babysitter for 60 years. She was loving and devoted to her family. She made the best homemade noodles and enjoyed gardening, sewing, jigsaw puzzles.

Evelyn is survived by four daughters: Rose, Judy, Becky, Nema and husband, Matt; three sons: Gary and Harry Jr., Bill; brother, Wayne Niccum; sister: Ella Davis; Over 100 plus grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great children.

In addition to her parents and husband, Evelyn was preceded in death by children, Sandra, George Allen, Nelda, Zelda and Randy, and sister, Martha.

Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at Old Union Cemetery in Jamestown, Indiana.      

Edna Smith

Edna Smith

October 1, 1920  -  July 28, 2022

 

Edna Ruth (Sutton) Smith, 101, of Coal City, passed away peacefully with family on Thursday, July 28th 2022. Edna Ruth was born on October 1st, 1920, to Harry and Ertice Sutton. Edna Ruth was a 1937 graduate of Coal City High School and a 1938 graduate of Smart Appearance Beauty College. She married the love of her life, Carroll E. Smith on March 19th, 1939.

Edna Ruth was a beautician, a homemaker, a farmer and dairy farmer, and involved in the community and church. Edna Ruth loved to attend basketball games and play euchre. She was a member of the Jefferson Baptist Church in Coal City where she played piano and organ.

Edna Ruth is survived by her son, David E. Smith, daughter, Melanie A. (Tony) Mace; grandchildren, Erin (Dan) Miller, Lyndsay Smith; great grandchildren, Gavin Miller, Caleigh Miller, and Clayton Reichle. Edna Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll; parents, Harry and Ertice Sutton, and daughter-in-law, Kris A. Smith.

Visitation will be held at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home in Clay City on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 at 11:00 am, with a funeral service immediately following at 1:00 pm. Graveside services will be held at Beech Church Cemetery following the service. Flowers can be sent to Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East Eighth Street, Clay City, Indiana 47841 in advance of the services.

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