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George David Downey

George David Downey

April 17, 1949  -  September 27, 2022

 

George David Downey, 73, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on September 27, 2022 following a lengthy illness.

 

George was born on April 17, 1949, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the son of William B. and Kathleen E. (Welch) Downey. 

 

He graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1967. George married Sally Jane Willison on August 6, 1971. He worked as a sheet metal worker for many years with local 20 in Terre Haute.

 

George enjoyed playing golf and scored 2 holes in one. He also enjoyed reading mysteries and thrillers.

 

George was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Dwain Downey.

 

Survivors include his wife Sally Downey; sons Zach Downey (wife Tricia) and Tyson Downey; grandsons Keagan Downey and Dash Downey; a brother Don Downey; and many brothers/sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews, who all loved him very much.

 

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM with services to follow at 6:00 PM.

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Alzheimer's research.

 

https://www.alz.org/research

 

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

Lisa Fields

Lisa Fields

December 29, 1967  -  September 27, 2022

 

Lisa Lee Fields, 54, passed away September 27, 2022 in Terre Haute. Lisa was born to Norman and Rose (Fry) Johnson on December 29, 1967 in Brazil.

Lisa graduated from Northview High School in 1986. On September 26, 1998, Lisa married the love of her life, Mark Fields. Lisa enjoyed crafting and selling handmade crafts. Lisa loved to go camping, decorating her home, and playing cards with friends. In her free time, Lisa loved to spend time and make memories with her friends and family. Lisa worked at Clay Community School Cooperation.

Lisa is preceded in death by her aunt, Nancy Cole, one uncle, Ted Johnson, as well as her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Lisa is survived by her loving husband, Mark Fields, parents, Norm and Rose Johnson, uncles David Fry and Ray Cole, cousins, Chuck Fry, Mike Cole (Amber) and their daughter Aaliyah, Daisha Shepard (Chris) and their family, as well as many other extended family members.

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

David 'Dave' Eugene Johnson

David ‘Dave’ Eugene Johnson

July 28, 1948-Sept. 24, 2022

 

David “Dave” Eugene Johnson, 74, of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

He was born July 28, 1948, at Crawfordsville, to the late Donald and Ruth (Ronk) Johnson.

Dave graduated from New Market High School in 1966 and proudly served his country in the United States Army as a military policeman during Vietnam. He married the love of his life, Margaret “Meg” Detchon, on April 26, 1969. Dave grew up on the farm and farmed his entire life. He worked for the Crawfordsville Police Department for 32 years, 16 of those years as the Chief of Police. After he retired from the city, he worked for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department for 10 years as a sheriff’s deputy then a process server. He enjoyed fishing, shooting guns, riding/crashing ATV’s, canoeing and kayaking, driving his 69 Mach 1 Mustang, and spending time with his grandchildren and all their activities. He will be missed dearly by his friends, family and the community he served.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret Johnson of Ladoga; son Chad (Amy) Johnson of Crawfordsville; daughter Lisa (Matt) Chandler of Fillmore; and four grandchildren, Ally (Kole) Bort and Elijah, Cort and Noelle Chandler.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Duane Johnson; and grandson Donovan “Van” David Johnson.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at Whitesville Christian Church, 3603 S. Ladoga Road, Crawfordsville. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the church, with Rev. Mike Whitacre officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Ladoga Cemetery with military honors by the United States Army and Legion Post 72 Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Van Johnson Scholarship Fund, Montgomery County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 334, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or the Baldwin F.O.P Lodge #90, 311 N. Green St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or Whitesville Christian Church, 3603 S. Ladoga Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.

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

Gregory A. French

Gregory A. French

July 8, 1968-Sept. 23, 2022

 

Gregory A. French passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis. 

He was born July 8, 1968, at Crawfordsville, to Donald and Delores “Dee” (Conner) French. Greg married Tricia (Stewart) French on July 14, 1990. Greg loved hunting and fishing and spending time outdoors, especially with his best friend and dog, Maddie. 

He is survived by wife Tricia; son Sam French (significant other, Hayley Walters); mother Delores French; two brothers, Michael (Sherry) French and Scott (Shon) French; grandmother Faye Conner; and in-laws Patricia and Ralph Murphy. 

Greg was preceded in death by father Donald; and grandparents, Alleen and Ralph French and Herschel Conner. 

Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 1 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 4 p.m. Pastor Brian Holt will officiate. The service will be live streamed and can be viewed on his obituary page at www.SandersFuneralCare.com.

Memorial donations may be made to assist with the funeral expenses. 

Share memories and condolences at www.SandersFuneralCare.com.

Randee Kay McKim Patton

Randee Kay McKim Patton

May 9, 1946-Sept. 25, 2022

 

Randee Kay McKim Patton, 76, of rural Crawfordsville passed away at 11:12 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in Franciscan Health Lafayette East.

She was born May 9, 1946, at Scottsburg, daughter of the late James and Pauline Mills McKim. She married Jim Patton on March 16, 1974m in the New Richmond Christian Church. He survives.

Randee was a graduate of Emmanuel High School in Indianapolis and attend the first eight grades in North Vernon. Randee had developed a strong work ethic even as a young girl. While in grade school she worked as an assistant for a neighboring seamstress, where she made enough money to purchase a bicycle, which she used as her source of transportation. Following her mother’s untimely death, Randee moved to and was raised by an aunt in Indianapolis. Randee was a hardworking homemaker and farm wife.

Along with raising their children, she assisted her husband on the farm and with their Angus cattle operation. She enjoyed working with and showing their purebred Angus cattle around the country. She was a member of the Indiana Ladies Angus Auxiliary. Along with being busy on the farm, she was a great supportive wife, mother and grandmother always putting her family first. She was friend to everyone she met, and was a great caretaker for anyone in need.

Randee always gave back … she understood, as a result of growing up “without” and in difficult circumstances. She was a very strong willed woman and was incredibly proud all of her children were college graduates. She was a talented decorator and assisted her daughter Susan in decorating the interior of several Autumn Trace Senior Communities, until her health would not allow her to continue. She enjoyed volunteering at Autumn Trace in Attica, assisting with life enhancement activities.

Surviving, along with her husband Jim; son Steve (Kelli) Patton of Frankfort; two daughters, Susan (Jim) Gillen of Greencastle and Beth (Kent) Korniak of Rensselaer; grandchildren, Kade and Karson Patton, Claire, Grace and Lucas Gillen, Audrey, Hadley and Gus Korniak; great-grandson Beckett Patton; and sister Geraldine Schnese of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, with a memorial service following at 7 p.m., with Pastor Clint Fink officiating, at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Private family inurnment at New Richmond Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Montgomery County 4-H.

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

Wilbur D. Crawley

Wilbur D. Crawley

Feb. 27, 1936-Sept. 26, 2022

 

Wilbur D. Crawley, 86, of Cloverdale passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.

He was born Feb. 27, 1936, to the late William and Clara Crawley.

Wilbur married Judy (Saunders) Crawley on July 24, 1954, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Sheila Crawley of Ladoga, Frederick Crawley of Crystal Lake, Illinois, and Rick Crawley of Carmel; sisters, Bernice Emrich and Lori (Bob) Straley; sister-in-law Mary Crawley; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; grandchildren, Stephanie Smith, Shawn Smith, Suzanna (Dustin) Miles and Aaron Crawley; great-grandchildren, Tyler (Olivia) Coon, River Smith, Skylene Miles, Rylen Miles, Dallen Miles, Shayla Miles, Justin Crawley, Ethan Crawley and Harlie Owens; and one great-great due in January.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Floyd Crawley and Harold (Joke) Crawley.

Funeral services for Wilbur will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service time of 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Norma Lee Harden

Norma Lee Harden

FEBRUARY 13, 1944 – SEPTEMBER 26, 2022

 

Norma Lee Harden, age 78, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022. Norma was born February 13, 1944.

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

Wilbur D. Crawley

Wilbur D. Crawley

February 27, 1936 ~ September 26, 2022 (age 86)

 

Wilbur D. Crawley, age 86 of Cloverdale passed away September 26th, 2022.

He was born February 27th, 1936 to the late William and Clara Crawley.

Wilbur married Judy (Saunders) Crawley July 24th, 1954 and she survives.

In addition to his wife he is also survived by his children Sheila Crawley of Ladoga, IN, Frederick Crawley of Crystal Lake, IL, Rick Crawley of Carmel, IN; sisters Bernice Emrich, Lori (Bob) Straley; sister in law Mary Crawley 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; grandchildren Stephanie Smith, Shawn Smith, Suzanna (Dustin) Miles, Aaron Crawley; great-grandchildren Tyler (Olivia) Coon, River Smith, Skylene Miles, Rylen Miles, Dallen Miles, Shayla Miles, Justin Crawley, Ethan Crawley, Harlie Owens and 1 great-great due in January.

He is preceded in death by his brothers Floyd Crawley, Harold (Joke) Crawley.

Funeral services for Wilbur will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday October 1st, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the service time of 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Michael 'Mick' Luft

Michael ‘Mick’ Luft

April 26, 1948-Sept. 22, 2022

Michael “Mick’ Luft passed away in his home after losing his battle with cancer on Sept. 22, 2022.

Mick was born April 26, 1948. He grew up in Rosedale, Indiana, where he played basketball for the hometown team the “Hotshots.” During his childhood, Mick enjoyed the time he spent with his siblings, especially his twin brother, Rick.

After graduating from Rosedale High School in 1966, Mick moved to Crawfordsville. Mick worked for RR Donnelley for 42 years. After retirement he mowed Miligan Park as a part-time job, and his favorite pastime.

As he got older, Mick loved being with family, being outside mowing, washing his car and his dog Abbey. Mick never knew a stranger, always smiled, and waved at everyone passing by. He was loved dearly and will be missed.

Mick was preceded in death by father Charles F. Luft; mother Lois Henry Luft Carty; oldest brother, Charles W. Luft; twin brother Richard “Rick” Luft; and great-grandson Coleson Gunderman.

He is survived by sisters, Charlene Spencer and Darla Kessler; brother Steve Luft; two children, Michael J. Luft and Nikki Luft; five grandchildren, Kylee Adams, Brody Luft, Taylor Luft, Hayden Adams and Emma Balaz; and two great-grandchildren, Karter Martin and Karma Adams.

Mick will be cremated and buried by his twin brother. There will be no visitation, but a private family burial will take place in Rosedale Cemetery. Care and arrangements entrusted to Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, Rosedale.

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

Hershel A. 'Sonny' Beecher Jr.

Hershel A. ‘Sonny’ Beecher Jr.

Jan. 6, 1939-Sept. 23, 2022

 

Hershel A. “Sonny” Beecher Jr. passed away on Sept. 23, 2022, at his home in Washington, Louisiana. He was 83.

He was a graduate of New Market High School and a Vietnam War veteran.

He was born Jan. 6, 1939, to Hershel and Bernice (Barnhart) Beecher.

Surviving are his children, Bradon Beecher of Leesburg, Georgia and Erika Dault of Presque Isle, Michigan; grandchildren, Margret Beecher, Hannah Beecher and Chrstian McGilton; and two sisters, Barbra Waldon and Beverly Caldwell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Margie Lauy, Betty Wilson and Jean Brumbaugh; and brother Walter Beecher.

There are no funeral services scheduled at this time.

Paulette Hurt

Paulette Hurt

Aug. 18, 1948-March 13, 2021

 

A memorial service for Paulette Hurt will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in conjunction with the funeral service for her son, Brian Consoer, starting at 2:30 p.m. at Burkhart Funeral Home.

Randee Kay McKim Patton

Randee Kay McKim Patton

Sept. 25, 2022

 

Randee Kay McKim Patton, 76, of rural Crawfordsville passed away at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in Franciscan Health Lafayette East. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Thomas L. 'Tom' DeValut

Thomas L. ‘Tom’ DeValut

Sept. 26, 2022

 

Thomas L. “Tom” DeVault, 74, of the rural Romney/New Richmond community, passed away at 9:51 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at his home. He had been in failing health. Arrangements are incomplete at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate.

Brian Edward Consoer

Brian Edward Consoer

Nov. 15, 1968-Sept. 22, 2022

 

Brian Edward Consoer, 53, passed away Thursday night, Sept. 22, 2022, at Franciscan Health of Lafayette.

Brian started as a welder, doing construction. He later worked at RR Donnelley for several years and then worked at Zippy Lube for over eight years. He had the biggest heart and would help people even when he himself had very little. He enjoyed music, motorcycles, tattoos, movies, was an avid gun collector and collector of NASCAR memorabilia.

Born Nov. 15, 1968, at Lafayette, he was the son of Edward L. Consoer and Paulette Hurt. He attended school at North Montgomery.

Surviving family includes: his long-time partner, Susan Risner; brother Jason (Rebecca) Roche; nephew Garrett Roche; niece Alli Roche; maternal grandmother Edith Hurt; step-mother Judy Consoer; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents;maternal grandfather Otha Paul Hurt; and paternal grandparents, Everett Consoer and Lela Consoer.

Visitation will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will begin at 2:30 p.m., after which he will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery South.

One of Brian’s favorite things were his dogs, so with that in mind, rather than sending flowers please make a donation to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Barbara Jean Terrell

Barbara Jean Terrell

NOVEMBER 3, 1933 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2022

 

Barbara Jean Terrell, 88 passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2022. She was born November 3, 1933 in Terre Haute.

She was preceded in death by her husband Duane Lee Terrell; daughter Debra Seitzinger; her parents Hugh Cunningham and Lea (Faulkner); and brother, Ronnie Cunningham. She is survived by daughter, Pamela Purdy; two sons, Douglas and Shawn Terrell; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Barbara is a former past queen of Badoura Temple No. 23 Daughters of the Nile in Terre Haute and through her husband was very active in the Zorah Shrine. She was proud to serve in the Women’s Department Club and other professional and social organizations. Barb was key to the formation and growth of her husband’s CPA firm where she worked as the data processing manager. Her career path was to be in nursing, but had to make a tough choice of living separately from her newlywed husband while attending nursing school or to be with her spouse. Barbara chose family over career, and pursued other professional interests. Mrs. Terrell counted herself fortunate to enjoy traveling, making Nashville, Orlando, Marble Head, and Branson among her favorite stops, along with her many travels on behalf of the Daughters of the Nile Imperial Sessions, other official functions and visitations to temples across the country. Her bright smile and winning personality made her quick to make friends and foster lasting relationships; and will be missed by all.

The family wishes to pay tribute to the staff of Sycamore Manor, Villas of Hollybrook and Harrison’s Crossing, where she made many friends and received excellent care. Her last days were made better by the attentive care she received through the nursing staff of Union Hospital Intensive Care and the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Wabash Valley.

In remembrance, friends and family are invited to plant yellow rose bushes this spring as a symbol of the love of friends and family. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 8th Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47804.

Graveside services will be held in The Chapel of Memories Mausoleum at Roselawn Memorial Park on Thursday, September 29th, 2022 at 11am.

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

Lanny K. Fields

Lanny K. Fields

October 15, 1941 ~ September 25, 2022 (age 80)

 

Lanny K. Fields, age 80 of Cloverdale, passed away September 25th, 2022.  He was born October 15th, 1941 to the late Laverne and Virginia (Snow) Fields.

Lanny married Lisa (Haak) Fields April, 28th, 1990 and she survives.

Lanny was a Marine veteran and a Sergeant with the Indiana State Police District 53 for 26 years.

In addition to his wife Lisa he is also survived by his son Troy Fields of Lafayette, IN; sister Myrna Terry of LaGrange, OH; granddaughter Chandler Fields, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Lanny will be held at 6:00 pm Friday September 30th, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until the service time of 6:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Intrepid Hospice at https://donate.nationalhospicefoundation.org/intrepid  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.  

Norvin "Norv" L. Gottula II

Norvin "Norv" L. Gottula II

August 19, 1949 ~ September 24, 2022 (age 73)

 

         Norvin L. Gottula II (Norv), 73, of Cloverdale passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022, in Louisville, Ky.  He was born on August 19, 1949 in Louisville, Kentucky to Norvin and Luanna Gottula.  On January 22, 1977 he married Brenda Clark Gottula, who preceded him in death. Survivors include his daughter Heather Gottula, his brother Mark Gottula (April), sister Lana Gottula Proffitt, and many nieces and nephews that loved and admired him including his companion, Mellissa Hill.

          Norv has had a lifelong involvement of agriculture starting with working on a local truck farm at a young age, graduating from Western Kentucky University with an agriculture degree in 1971. In 1980 he moved to Cloverdale to run and eventually own the Cloverdale Agri-Center. This business became his passion as he enjoyed his business opportunities every day. He supported many FFA and 4-H clubs throughout the area, enjoying working with the youth groups, several that eventually became employees. His employees were his family and continued thru his life to support him.

           In Cloverdale, Norv and Brenda found a community that they enjoyed being a part of and raised their daughter.  He was an active member of the Lions Club and enjoyed supporting different community efforts.

           Norv’s interests and joy was anything associated with Kentucky, including horse racing, University of Kentucky athletics, anything water and bourbon.  In his spare time in recent years he enjoyed escaping on the Ohio river with all of his friends at Bull Creek Key with frequent visits to Louisville to see old and new sites. A favorite travel destination was Phoenix, Arizona to spend time with his daughter and Zonie, Heather’s dog. 

            Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 30th, 2022 at 11:00am, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held from 3:00pm until 7:00pm, Thursday, September 29th, 2022 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars, CHS FFA Alumni Scholarship P.O. Box 404, Cloverdale, IN 46120, www.cloverdale.dollarsforscholars.org. In Memory of Norv Gottula.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Dr. Keith M. Ernst

Dr. Keith M. Ernst

November 6, 1927 ~ September 24, 2022 (age 94)

 

                Dr. Keith M. Ernst, 94, of Cloverdale, Indiana, passed away on September 24, 2022. He was born on November 6, 1927, in Richland County, Illinois to Mabel (Petty) and Henry Ernst. On February 12, 1950, he married Jane Kimmell, and they enjoyed 72 years of marriage.

                In addition to his widow, survivors include two daughters, Cindy Prather (Kerry) and Katrina Lewis (Todd), as well as four grandchildren, Sarah Johnson (Clinton), Jenna Lanham (Dakota), Katie Gillaspy (Nick) and Robbie Prather and three great-grandchildren, Amelia Johnson, Cameron Johnson and Nash Lanham.

                Dr. Ernst was of Protestant faith, raised in Sumner, Illinois, and graduated from Sumner High School in 1945. He was a member of the varsity basketball team and band. He attended Vincennes University and the University of Illinois before graduating from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1954.

                Dr. Ernst served in the U.S. Army in Japan from his enlistment in 1946 to his honorable discharge in 1947. He joined the Cloverdale Hurst-Collins America Legion Post 281 in 1957. He was a continuous member and was acknowledged as the post’s longest active member.

                In June of 1955, Dr. Ernst established a medical office in Cloverdale where he practiced family medicine for 48 years. Dr. Ernst provided care for five generations of local families.  He was respected by patients and peers alike and was widely commended for his skill as a diagnostician and his kind, compassionate bedside manner.  He spent countless hours responding to late-night and weekend calls, which frequently resulted in him making house calls throughout the rural area.  He was a loyal supporter of Cloverdale Community Schools and provided medical care for many years to the Cloverdale High School boys basketball teams.  He was honored as a #1 Clover and was a founding member of the Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars program.  

                Dr. Ernst joined the board of directors of Putnam County Hospital in 1977 and served continuously until his death, including as board chairman. The Putnam County Hospital dedicated the facility which now houses the Cloverdale Medical Clinic in his honor. While in practice, Dr. Ernst served as a member of the Dean’s Council at the Indiana University School of Medicine and as medical director of Cloverdale Donna Nursing Home. 

                Beyond his medical practice, Dr. Ernst was heavily involved in community service.  Since 1970, he was a director of First National Bank in Cloverdale and served as Chairman of the Board.  He was an active member of the Community Bankers Association of Indiana and the Indiana Bankers Association, which recognized his 52 years of membership.  He was awarded the 1996 Civic Award by the Cloverdale Lions Club and was a member of the DePauw University Community Advisory Council. He was a generous benefactor of many organizations including the Franklin College Goaltenders, President’s Circle and Scholars Society. 

                In recognition of his selfless career as a physician and his life-long commitment to community service, Dr. Ernst was honored as a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Joseph E. Kernan in 2003. 

                Visitation will be Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Whitaker Funeral Home, 201 North Lafayette Street, Cloverdale. A private family service will be held prior to burial in Cloverdale Cemetery.

                Memorial contributions in honor of Dr. Ernst may be made to the Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars, P. O. Box 404, Cloverdale, Indiana 46120 or the Putnam County Hospital Nursing Fund in care of the Putnam County Community Foundation, 2 South Jackson Street, Greencastle, Indiana 46135.   

Clarence 'Gus' Mathison

Clarence ‘Gus’ Mathison

Oct. 26, 1926-Sept. 21, 2022

 

Clarence “Gus” Mathison, 95, passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2022, at Ben Hur Health and Rehabilitation, Crawfordsville.

He was born Oct. 26, 1926, at Anderson, Indiana. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and the U. S. Army during the Korean conflict. He worked as an auditor for General Motors, and he belonged to Fishers Point Church, as well as the Scottish Rite. He was an accomplished fisherman and roller skater.

He was thoughtful, kind and selflessly generous. He could be stern, but he was always fair. He was highly knowledgeable in a great many areas, and he was happy to share his expertise when asked. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and he shared countless mutual in-jokes with his two sons.

He loved his family deeply. His presence will be profoundly missed by those who were lucky enough to have known him.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice Clark, to whom he was married for nearly 70 years; his children, Dr. Jeffrey (Ruth) Mathison of Orange Park, Florida, and Dr. Barry (Diana) Mathison of Crawfordsville; sister Ruth; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery South, with military rites by the American Legion and the U.S. Army.

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

Christopher Ray Ford

Christopher Ray Ford

July 18, 1979-Sept. 18, 2022

 

Christopher Ray Ford, 43, left this world to be with his Lord at 2:27 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022.

He leaves behind four of the most precious gifts in his life, his two sons, Nathen and Nicolas, and two beautiful daughters, Natalie and Elizabeth; as well as grandson Jensen and soon-to-be granddaughter Ansley Ray.

He also leaves behind his second family, Jayme, TJ, Adrianna, Lilly and Emily; parents Rick and Janice Ford of Crawfordsville; and three sisters, Michelle Thompson of Darlington, Jenny Baker of Ladoga and Misty Smitley Murray of Huntington.

Chris had a heart as big as all outdoors. He loved his family and his children with all his heart. He would do anything for anyone who needed help. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting, just being outdoors and riding his Harley.

Anyone whose life he touched has told us how much he impacted their lives. He will be greatly missed. We will rejoice when once again we are together.

Funeral services are scheduled for
2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at noon. Burial will follow at Pisgah Cemetery.

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

Dale Eugene Cates

Dale Eugene Cates

Sept. 20, 1938-Sept. 20, 2022

 

Dale Eugene Cates, 84, of Kingman went to be with his Lord and Savior on his 84th birthday, Sept. 20, 2022, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Sept. 20, 1938, at Kingman, to the late Keith and Irene (Meade) Cates.

Dale graduated from Kingman High School in 1956 and Purdue University in 1960 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.

On Nov. 26, 1960, he married the love of his life, Anna Marie Dillon.

Dale was a lifelong farmer, a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Eastern Star, a Gideon and member of the Cates Community Church. In years past, he was on the Fountain County Council, soil and water board, zoning board and Covington school board. He loved reading, woodworking, traveling, playing Euchre, golfing, his yearly fishing trip with “OHB,” riding his motorcycle and snowmobile and flying his Cherokee plane. 

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Anna; three daughters, Dale Annette (Craig) Neth of Hollis, New Hampshire, Cynthia Jean (David) Zinn of Zionsville and Donna Marie (Michael) Leach of Indianapolis; son Kevin Eugene (Jenny) Cates of Kingman; nine grandchildren, Rebecca, Rachel, Kimberly, Grayson, Sydney, Hanna, Chelsea (Dylan), Jared (Alexis) and Kyle (fiancé-Allison); three great-granddaughters, Brooklyn, Anna and Eden; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Norma Cates and Carolyn (Phil) White; granddaughter Alyssa Zinn; and great-granddaughter Elise Market. 

Visitation will be at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman, 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, with a Masonic Service at 6:45 p.m. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at the funeral home, with Pastor Dusty Woodrow officiating. The service will be recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Kingman Fraternal Cemetery with military honors by the United States Army and Legion Post 72 Honor Guard.

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

Larry Dean Cope

Larry Dean Cope

Feb. 10, 1942-Sept. 21, 2022

 

Larry Dean Cope, 80, of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at Ascension St. Vincent, Indianapolis.

Larry was born Feb. 10, 1942, to Frank and Juanita Cope of Crawfordsville. He graduated from Coal Creek High School in 1962. He loved spending time with his family and golfing. He was a very loving and giving person who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl.

His remaining family includes: children, Larry (Margie) Cope of North Carolina, Teresa (Shane) McLane of North Carolina, Aaron (Marcy) Conkright of Crawfordsville and Shane (Carlie) Cope of Zionsville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters.

A celebration of life open house will take place 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at First Baptist Church, Crawfordville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to First Baptist Church.

DeLores Ann Woods

DeLores Ann Woods

August 25, 1947  -  September 19, 2022

 

DeLores Ann Woods, 75 of Brazil, passed away September 19, 2022, at 9:45pm at Signature Healthcare in Terre Haute. She had failing health for several years.

 

She was born August 25, 1947, in Parke County, the daughter of Orville and Viola Wetnight Summer. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1965.

 

DeLores worked at Columbia Enamel in Terre Haute for several years, and last worked as a bartender at the VFW #1127. She enjoyed watching TV, crafting, minions, and hummingbirds.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Robert Wayne Newport.

 

Survivors include her daughter, DeAnna Newport of Rockville; grandchildren, Deborah Jones, and James Watson; brothers, Fred Summers and Bill Summers; sisters, Roseanna Waggle and Leah Stough; former son in law, Shane Jones and other extended family.

 

Cremation will take place with a wake to be held at a later date.

Robert 'Bob' Joseph Mason

Robert ‘Bob’ Joseph Mason

July 8, 1959-Sept. 20, 2022

 

Robert “Bob" Joseph Mason, 63, of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022,  in his home, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born July 8, 1959, at Crawfordsville, to Robert D. And Carolyn Spessard Mason.

Bob graduated from North Montgomery High School in 1977 and received his associate’s degree in electronic technology from Purdue University in 1980. He worked for Servies Dairy for eight years, and worked for Nor-cote International for 27 years as the materials manager.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, Crawfordsville. Bob was well known for his love of sports, especially softball, golf and Purdue athletics.

Bob married Kimberli Leigh Barnett on March 8, 1986. She survives.

Bob also is survived by son Ryan Joseph Mason of Indianapolis; brothers, Steve (Melissa) of Crawfordsville, David (Kim) of Indianapolis and Richard of Crawfordsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law Lee D. Barnett.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at First Christian Church, Crawfordsville, with Pastor Kevin Toth officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will follow the service at Oak Hill Cemetery North. Hunt & Son Funeral Home was entrusted with care.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choosing.

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

Randall Wayne Wilhite

Randall Wayne Wilhite

June 19, 1959-Sept. 17, 2022

 

Randall Wayne Wilhite, 63, of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at Franciscan Health East, Lafayette, from heart failure.

Randy was born June 19, 1959, to Don and Dorothy Wilhite of Crawfordsville. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1978 and retired from RR Donnelley & Sons. Randy enjoyed fishing, playing guitar, riding his motorcycle and traveling. He loved his wife, children and spending time with his grandkids. He and his wife Cindy, spent the past several years traveling, meeting new people and making new friends. He didn’t know a stranger and was well known for making

everyone around him laugh.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Dorothy Wilhite; brother Bob Wilhite; and sister Donna Wilhite Simms.

His remaining family include: wife Cindy Wilhite; daughters, Alisha Wilhite, Amber Wilhite and Sasha (David) Stonebraker; sisters, Nancy (Jim) Generis and Cynthia (Ted) Brinson; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave. Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Randy’s memory to the Arbor Day Foundation.

Evelyn I. Michael

Evelyn I. Michael

Nov. 5, 1924-Sept. 20, 2022

 

Evelyn I. Michael, 97, of Lebanon and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at Witham Hospital, Lebanon.

She was born Nov. 5, 1924, at Crawfordsville, to John and Maude McCoy Shahan.

On March 1, 1946, she married Donald Michael. He preceded her in death Nov. 29, 1993.

Evelyn is survived by her children, Steve Michael and Patricia (Larry V.) White; grandchildren, Andrea Thompson, Rachel Rasp, Patrick Michael, Nic White and Tony Michael; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sons, John Michael and Mike Michael, and grandson Jeff Michael.

She was a caring, loving and lively woman and mother who will be greatly missed by her friends and family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday. Interment will follow the service in Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville.

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

Mary Targett

Mary Targett

September 16, 1921  -  September 18, 2022

 

Mary Ellen Schmidt Targett, 101, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her family. Mary was born to the late Fred and Barbara (Tiefel) Schmidt on September 16, 1921 in Clay City.

Mary was a 1939 graduate of Clay City High School. She was a proud lifelong Clay City Eel supporter. In 1944, Mary married the love of her life, Donald Targett who preceded her in death in 2004. Together, Mary and Don attended First Presbyterian Church in Clay City and later attended the First Brethren Church in Clay City. Both Mary and Don were very involved in the Presbyterian Church. In Mary’s younger days, she enjoyed playing softball. She loved Sable Border Collies raising several throughout her life. She was a breast cancer survivor, and was a mentor to other local women who fought breast cancer. Mary enjoyed gardening and canning, and in her younger days she enjoyed baking and making homemade ice cream. Later in life, she enjoyed attending her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s events and especially going out to eat with anyone that would ask.

Mary was a member of the Clay City VFW Post 6606 Women’s Auxiliary, as well as a post member and member of the Women’s Auxiliary at the Clay City American Legion Post 0225. Mary loved her country, even packing rations for the veterans.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Targett, her parents Fred and Barbara Schmidt, her siblings, Jean Harbaugh, Virginia Salter, and Fred Schmidt, one nephew, Marvin Harbaugh, and one grandson in law, Tony Hayden.

Mary is survived by her children, Sue Nowak (Ray), Donna Ream (Jim), Nancy Apple (Steve), and Mike Targett (Darlene), nine grandchildren, Doug Ream (Annette), Brian Ream (Shelly), Tim Ream, Debbie Hayden, Jamie Smith (Kirk), Jason Apple (Stephanie), Chad Apple, Christopher Targett (Sharayah), and Shelby Hofmann (Dylan), as well as 18 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Thursday, September 22nd from 4-8 P.M. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East Eighth Street in Clay City. A funeral service, officiated by Pastor Ray Deeter will begin at 1 P.M. on Friday September 23rd at the funeral home. Friends and family may visit from 11 A.M. until the time of service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Clay City Sports Boosters, 601 Lankford Street in Clay City, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704 Hagerstown, MD 21741, or Disabled American Veterans P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250.

Jack Andrew 'Andy' Price II

Jack Andrew ‘Andy’ Price II

Jan. 3, 1965-Aug. 25, 2022

 

A memorial service will be conducted 2-5 p.m. Sunday at East Side Baptist Church, 2000 Traction Road, for Jack Andrew ‘Andy’ Price II, who died Aug. 25, 2022.

Betty Marie Dotson

Betty Marie Dotson

Aug. 24, 1926-Sept. 17, 2022

 

Betty Marie (Bader) Dotson, 96, of Hillsboro passed away at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at The Waters of Covington.

Betty was born Aug. 24, 1926, at Hamilton, in Butler County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Carl Raymond and Sophie (Pieper) Bader. Betty was raised Butler County, Ohio and graduated from Ross Township High School in Butler County, Ohio in 1944. Following graduation, Betty worked as a secretary for the Soil Conservation Service in Butler County, Ohio.

On March 12, 1949, she married Gerald Leon Dotson in Butler County, Ohio. He preceded Betty in death May 20, 2007.

Following their marriage, Betty and Gerald moved to Indiana and resided in Kingman until later moving to Hillsboro in 1955, where they have resided.

Betty and Gerald formerly owned the Chatterbox Restaurant in Hillsboro from December 1978 until December 1991. Betty was an active member of the Hillsboro United Methodist Church. She served as Girl Scout Leader from 1958-1988. She was also active in the Fountain County Genealogy Society, serving as secretary for many years.

Betty leaves behind her son, Philip (Diana) Dotson, Hillsboro; five grandchildren, Jeremy (Megan) Shaw, Trevor (Amanda) Hohenstein, Christina (Tony) Delaney, Breanne Fields and Raymond (Jessica) Dotson; 14 great-grandchildren; and son-in-law Kyle (Lorie) Mausbach, Crawfordsville.

She also was preceded in death by daughter Annetta Mausbach and sister Ruth Witte.

Friends may call at Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, on Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon until service time at 2 p.m. Pastor David Inskeep will officiate. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillsboro United Methodist Church or the Fountain County Genealogy Society.

Online condolences may be made www.mausfuneralhome.com.

Mary (Holman) Weir-Wommack

Mary (Holman) Weir-Wommack

April 9, 1931-Sept. 15, 2022

 

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Mary (Holman) Weir-Wommack, our loving mother, sister, aunt and friend to whose lives she touched. Her words of encouragement, wisdom and comfort always gave us strength in a time of weakness.

Mary W. Wommack, 91, of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at Bickford Memory Care. She was born April 9, 1931, to the late Minzy Holman and Corene (Totten) Silbernagel.

Mary married Kenneth Weir on June 5, 1948, and together they had three children. His life was short lived, and he preceded her in death in January 1977. She then married Johnny Wommack in July 1984, sharing 12 years of marriage and many travels. He preceded her in death April 26, 1997. Her third companion, Al Obermiller, they had pleasures of seeking treasures along the routes of travel. Finally, a special friend, Wendall Cope, they spent many hours listening to music and prayer. He was a good friend to fill the quiet years.

She was a member of Whitesville Christian Church, as well as the Order of Eastern Star, Crawfordsville Firefighters Auxiliary and Fraternal Order of the Eagles Auxiliary 1005. She was past Madam President and was awarded the high honor of Mrs. Eagle. She held many office chairs and was proud to be part of the Eagles Motto “People helping People.” She enjoyed the club and the many friends she made.

Mary was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved the role of Grams! She had strong and caring personality and always made friends everywhere she went.

Her life was a living example of her favorite Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32, “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”

She is survived by daughter Michele (Randy) Borden; daughter-in-law Elaine Weir; two grandchildren, Ashley (Ryan) Tice and Andrew (Anne) Borden; great-granddaughters, Taylor and Alexandria Tice; step-grandson Tony Hamm; step-great-grandchildren, Eric and Sydney Hamm; sisters Becky Gaphart of Jasper and Marlene (Billy Gruff) Holman of Gainesville, Florida; brother-in-law Mike Czwormiak of Chicago; lifelong special friends, Fred and Twylo Davis; and special niece and nephew, Mark Gibson and Alicia Webb.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; spouses, Kenneth Weir, Johnny Wommack and Al Obermiller; sons, Dennis and Derrick Weir; sister Patsy Czworniak; brother Sonny Holman; best friend, Doris Davis; step-grandson Michael Hamm.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Whitlock Place and Bickford Memory Care for taking excellent care of Mary. She adored the many staff members who cared for her during her time there.

Visitation will at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Thursday, Sept. 22 from noon until the time of funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Mary’s name to Whitesville Christian Church, Alamo Christian Church or the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Auxiliary 1005.

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

David Leon Foster

David Leon Foster

April 4, 1928-Sept. 17, 2022

 

David Leon Foster, 94, of Noblesville and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at Five Star Senior Living in Noblesville.

He was born April 4, 1928, at Darlington, to the late D. Elmer and Ruth W. (Seybold) Foster.

David graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1946 and on Jan. 9, 1948, he married Donna L. Coval, who preceded him in death March 18, 2019.

David worked at RR Donnelley’s for 44 years as a photo engraver before retiring in 1990. He was a member of Eagles 1005, Elks Club, Moose and Masonic Lodge #50. He enjoyed tinkering, old antique cars, dancing, gardening, taking walks in the woods, sitting with his dog and was quite the artist.

He is survived by two sons, Robert (Kathy) Foster of Noblesville and Bruce (Dawn) Foster of Franklinton, North Carolina; daughter Paula (Michael) Caldwell of Sellersburg; two sisters, Mary Lou Henry of Crawfordsville and Pat Yount of Peoria, Illinois; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Donna; brothers, Robert G. Foster and Don Foster; and two sisters, Donnis Heath and Lucille Shahan.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at noon. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Entombment will follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

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

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

Carol J. Holt

Carol J. Holt

March 13, 1958-Sept. 17, 2022

 

Carol J. Holt passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at Franciscan Health in Crawfordsville.

She was born March 13, 1958, at Crawfordsville, to Eston Myers and Berniece (Carlisle) Myers Fullenwider. She married June 30, 1989, at Lake Holiday, to Richard Holt.   

Carol was a cook at Granville Wells Elementary School for 10 years. She was a member of ABATE of Indiana and the New Ross Methodist Church. Carol loved being outdoors, camping and birdwatching. She enjoyed travel ling and taking road trips with her family. Carol was interested in genealogy and scrapbooking family pictures. 

She is survived by husband Rich; four children, Mandee (Stephen) Newgent, Stacey (David) Coleman, Jeremiah Holt and Cassidy Holt-Spencer (Cyrus); 12 grandchildren, Brittany, Kaylea, Kaden, Peyton, CJ, Madison, Presley, Layla, Axel, Camryn, Soren and Viggo; three great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Marlene Holt; and three siblings, Jerry Myers, Linda (Al) Mendenhall and Brenda (Rick) Sommerville.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Sandra Gillogly and Byron Myers. 

Visitation will be held 3-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville. Cremation was chosen with a private family burial in Beckville Cemetery at a later date. 

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Share memories and condolences at www.SandersFuneralCare.com.

Phillip B. Jones

Phillip B. Jones

Sept. 16, 2022

 

Phillip B. Jones, 86, of Crawfordsville passed away peacefully Sept. 16, 2022, at home.

Phil was an avid golfer, beer drinker and story teller. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Vectren Corp.  His memberships included American Legion Post #72 (42 years) and (Golden) Eagles Union Village Lodge #545.  He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include: his wife, Debra (Haggard) Jones; son Jeff Jones; step-son-Bryan Haggard; daughter Vicki Atwood; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Cremation was chosen and no services are planned at this time. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Hunt & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family and condolences and memories may be left at www.huntandson.com.

Catherine E. Andrews

Catherine E. Andrews

June 4, 1938-Sept. 16, 2022

 

Catherine E. Andrews, 84, of Lafayette passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at Mulberry Health and Retirement Community.

She was born June 4, 1938, at Crawfordsville, to the late Raleigh and Ruth (Burkart) Long.

Catherine graduated from Crawfordsville High School and on Dec. 24, 1960, she married Gerald “Jerry” V. Andrews in Crawfordsville. He preceded her in death May 29, 2013. 

Catherine enjoyed gardening, mushroom hunting, garage sales, auctions and spending time with her grandchildren. 

Surviving are her sons, G. Vincent (Gloria) Andrews and Robert (Karen) Andrews, both of Lafayette, and Randall (Krissy) Andrews of Delphi; grandchildren, Remington, Scott, Hunter, Rachel, A.J., Kevin, Dorinda, Addy and Colt Andrews; and great-granddaughter Aphelia Andrews. 

Catherine was preceded in death by brother William Long. 

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd. Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, with Pastor Mary Hollis officiating. Interment will be at Meadow View Cemetery in Lafayette.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Catherine’s memory. 

You may leave condolences and memories at www.soller-baker.com.

Marvin Donald Clark

Marvin Donald Clark

Sept. 25, 1935-Oct. 19, 2020

 

Marvin Donald Clark, 85, passed away Oct. 19, 2020, at his home in Gruendau, Germany.

He was born Sept. 25, 1935, at Humboldt, Illinois, and was the son of Donald and Esther Clark of Crawfordsville, who are both deceased.

Marvin graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1953 where he played trumpet and was president of the band as well as being a member of the National Honor Society. He was also an active member of the Crawfordsville High School Choir. He was a member of the Crawfordsville Evangelical United Brethren Church from 1944-1957 where he was very involved in youth fellowship and played his trumpet in the church orchestra each Sunday morning.

Marvin then attended and graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering in 1957, where he also was a member of the the varsity debate team and the marching band.  Marvin then completed a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University in 1967.

He married Ingrid Vetter in 1969 in Frankfurt, Germany, and was an active member of the Church of the Nazarene in Gelnhausen, Germany.

Marvin was a captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1972, where he flew 500 combat missions in Vietnam from 1968-1969. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and an Air Medal with 20 oak leaf clusters with tours of duty in Spain in 1969 and Germany 1970-1972.

Following his military career, Marvin spent 20 years as investment banker with Merrill Lynch in Frankfurt and Bache in Düsseldorf, Germany. Marvin was well respected by his colleagues and retired 2001 from Merrill Lynch.

Marvin is survived by wife Ingrid Clark, Gruendau, Germany; sister Marilyn Petrie of Ft. Wayne; nephew Michael White of Ridgefield, Connecticut; niece Ronda Rocky of Bloomfield, Indiana; nephew Eric White of Seneca, South Carolina; sister-in-law Helga Reuter of Frankfurt, Germany; brother-in-law Jerry Petrie of Ft. Wayne; and aunt Mary Grooms, Sullivan, Illinois.

Funeral at 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at Shrader Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust, Arcola, Illinois.

Burial with Air Force Salute at the Humboldt, Ill. Cemetery, noon or shortly thereafter.

A memorial dinner will be held afterwards at 1 p.m. at Luigi’s, 1610 Broadway, Mattoon, Illinois. 

Marvin will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Daniel D. Stattner

Daniel D. Stattner

July 17, 1970 ~ September 18, 2022 (age 52)

 

               Daniel D. Stattner, age 52 of Cloverdale, passed away September 18th, 2022.  He was born July 17th, 1970 in Greencastle to Larry and Sue (Lopossa)Stattner.  He married Gwendolyn (Gardiner)Stattner October 4th, 1996 and she survives. He owned his own business in flooring and was a dedicated husband and father, son, and brother.

                In addition to his wife and parents he is survived by his children. Step-son Alex Gardiner, Trista Stattner, Emily Stattner, Ethan Stattner, Eric Stattner, Adam Stattner.  Three grandchildren Bailey, Caleb, and Addison.  Siblings, Diana Jurgens and husband Perry, Dennis Stattner and wife Kathy.  Nephews Joe, Jeremy, and Jeffrey.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Douglas Stattner.

                Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 23rd, 2022 at 1:00pm, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held from 11:00am until service time.  Burial will follow at the Walters Cemetery for family only.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net. 

Anna M. Huber

Anna M. Huber

December 10, 1939 ~ September 16, 2022 (age 82)

 

                Anna M. Huber, age 82 of Cloverdale, went to be with the Lord September 16th, 2022.  She was born December 10th, 1939 to the late William and Molly (Young)Haltom.  She married Jerry L. Huber January 8th, 1999 and he survives.  She retired from Real Estate as a broker and was a member of the Cataract Baptist Church. 

                In addition to her husband she is survived by her children David B. Monnett and wife Christina, Mark T. Monnett and wife Michelle, Philip R. Monnett and wife Sandra, Daniel J. Monnett, and Joseph A. Monnett and wife Laurie. Stepchildren Greg L. Huber and wife Amanda, Doug W. Huber and wife Susie, Harold E. Huber and wife Amy.  Twenty-one grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren. Siblings, Betty Savage, and Jack Haltom. 

                Funeral Services for Anna will be held Wednesday, September 21st., 2022 at 1:00pm, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held from 11:00am until service time and burial will follow at the Cloverdale Cemetery.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cataract Baptist Church, 2761 S. Cataract Rd., Spencer, IN 47460.

Spc. Layton Michael David Abbott

Spc. Layton Michael David Abbott

February 13, 2001  -  September 10, 2022

 

 

Layton was born on February 13, 2001, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Michael Abbott Jr. and Gabriel Leeann (Hobbs) Abbott. Layton attended Calvary Baptist Church in Brazil, IN and enjoyed going to youth group. At the age of 5, he asked Jesus to come into his heart. He grew up in Brazil, IN and graduated from Northview High School with the class of 2019. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Army where he has served for the past 3 years.

 

Layton joined the United States Army June 6th, 2019, and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. After accomplishing his first goal of graduating Basic Combat Training he proceeded to Fort Huachuca, AZ for Advanced Individual Training to gain the knowledge needed to become a qualified Unmanned Aircraft Systems Maintainer (15E) specializing in the Shadow RQ-7B V2 system. Here he would set himself above his peers by earning the title of Distinguished Honor Grad, an honor not lightly given. Following the completion of all required training in January 2020 SPC Abbott was assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina with A TRP 1-17 Cavalry (CAV). With A TRP SPC Abbott began to sharpen his skills as a 15E and again set himself above his peers by quickly becoming one of the most proficient maintainers in the Troop. SPC Abbott was selected to be one of the key essential maintainers to attend the 2020 Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) rotation where he had a direct impact on mission success. Shortly after returning from JRTC, he played an intricate role in Fox Troops success consolidating all three UAS Line Troops into the 82nd Airborne Divisions only consolidated UAS troop responsive to the 82nd Airborne Division’s no notice, worldwide deployment mission.

 

SPC Abbott directly impacted F TRP’s overall readiness by successfully launching and recovering over 40 RQ-7B V2 Shadow systems during multiple Squadron level Gunnery exercises and Troop level flight operations. Throughout his Military career SPC Abbott was a top performer in all areas of UAS maintenance and was chosen over multiple NCOs to complete duties well above his rank, but well within his God given leadership abilities. During SPC Abbott’s three years of honorable service he was awarded the Army Aviation Aircrew Badge, Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal and Marksmanship Badge.

 

Layton had an adventurous personality and was a risk taker. He loved trying new things. Layton loved riding his motorcycle, mudding in his Jeep, playing video games, and more recently cliff diving. He also loved music, animals, and being outdoors, fishing, camping, going to the beach, and sleeping under the stars.

 

Layton loved serving his country and he loved his military family.

 

Layton has a dry, off the wall sense of humor. He couldn’t be taken seriously and loved to have a good time with friends and family.

 

Layton is survived by his parents: Michael and Leeann Abbott; his sisters Alexa Abbott and Jenny Balzer (Doug Gardner); a brother PFC Jaxon Abbott of Camp Pendleton, California; paternal grandparents: Pastor Michael Abbott and wife Diana, Judy Crowell and husband Bill; maternal grandparents Gene and Becki Hobbs; great-grandmother Betty Burris; aunts and uncles: Kim Roseboom (Luke), Kendra Abbott, Christy Miller (Zach), David Hobbs (Haley), and Kelly Routon (Bennie): cousins who he adored: Gavin, Annabelle, Wesley, Kortney, Audrey, Kamden, Emerson, Isabella, Lincoln, Finley, Weston, Kole, Brooks, Beckett, Kallan, Carter, Logan, Bentley, Amelia, Noelle, and Charlotte; and his beloved dog Willow.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Clay Youth Food Program 225 E. Kruzan St. Brazil, Indiana 47834

 

Visitation will be held at Lawson Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. on Friday, September 23, 2022, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Services will be held on Saturday, at the funeral home, at 2:00 PM with Pastor Al Ray officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Union Cemetery.

Lee Harrison

Lee Harrison

January 3, 1940  -  September 15, 2022

 

Walter “Lee” Harrison Sr., 82, passed away September 15, 2022 at Cloverleaf Healthcare. Lee was born to the late Fred Harrison and Lillian Carpenter on January 3, 1940.

Lee graduated from Warren Central High School in Indianapolis. Lee served in the United States Army. Lee worked as a correctional officer at Indiana Boys School up until his retirement in 1995. After retirement he worked as a security guard at AMAX Coalmine until they relocated. Lee was a huge IU Basketball fan, when there was a ballgame on you did not talk or interrupt his attention. He also enjoyed watching Indianapolis Colts football games and NASCAR races. Lee loved Eagles and even collected them.

Lee is survived by his daughter, Pamela Nees-Hutcheson (Jay), grandchildren, Brian Perdue Jr., Ashley Gwinn (Steven), Chris Nees (Samantha), Dana Nash (Greg), and Seth and Brody Harrison, great grandchildren, Teagan, Cameron, Conner, and Kaydence Perdue, Jessekay and Austin Jones, Cheyanne Miller, Bentlee McDonald, and Brynlee and Annalese Nees.

Lee is preceded in death by his ex wife, Sharon Strauch, son, Walter Harrison Jr., as well as his sister, Mary Alice Rank.

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

Betty L. Parker

Betty L. Parker

Dec. 13, 1953-Sept. 15, 2022

 

Betty L. Parker, 68, of rural Crawfordsville passed away suddenly Thursday afternoon Sept. 15, 2022, at home.

Betty was a sweet and beautiful soul. She liked to travel with her husband in their motor-home all over the country and would spend winters in Venice Beach, Florida. She liked reading books and having lunch with the ladies from Heathcliff, where she worked part-time. She worked 35 years at RR Donnelley, starting in Glasgow, Kentucky and moving to Crawfordsville in the early 90s. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary.

Born Dec. 13, 1953, in her grandmother’s house, between Knob Lick and Chicken Bristle, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Edward Fancher and Maulene Kelly Fancher. She graduated from Hiseville High School. She married Rex Parker on Aug. 9, 2010. He survives.

Surviving family includes: husband Rex Parker; two sons, Kelly Wayne Logsdon and Gary (Liz) Powell; daughter Kristina (Travis) Dockins; grandson Christian Oliver; great-grandson Draven Oliver along with his parents, Lizzie and Caleb Lear; brother Elton (Vicki) Fancher; sister Rhonda (Jon) Simpson; two nephews; brother-in-law Luke Parker; and sister-in-law Kimmy Parker.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandmother who raised her, Ellis Kelly.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 at Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton, Kentucky, with visitation starting at 10 a.m. After the service, she will be laid to rest at the Walker Cemetery in Knob Lick.

William Keith Hayden

William Keith Hayden

April 28, 1933-Sept. 14, 2022

 

William Keith Hayden, 89, of rural Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, having lived a long full life, interrupted occasionally by illness. He left his earthly home for Heaven, surrounded by family in a loving huddle.

“Bill” was the fifth of eight children born to his parents, the late Robert and Mary Hayden, on April 28, 1933. Bill graduated from Pike High School in 1951, where he had especially enjoyed ag and soil testing. Much as he appreciated and respected his teachers, he was enamored far more by his classmate and sweetheart, Arline Schooler, who he married on May 4, 1952. Heart full of happy memories, she survives.

Together they built up a farm with grain, livestock, pets and four children. The oldest, Diane, preceded Bill in death. Surviving are daughter, Carol (husband David Smith) of West Lafayette; son Greg (wife Sharon) of rural Crawfordsville; and son Dan (wife Jackie) of rural Crawfordsville. Bill bragged on his six grandkids, Brian, Kyle, Heather, Adam, Luke and Hannah. He loved getting their phone calls from Jacksonville, Seattle, Portland, Charleston, Cleveland, Anchorage and parts thereabout. Did we mention the beloved videos and skypes with great-grands, Mila and Elijah? They made his day. Bill also treasured phone calls and visits from his surviving siblings, brother Dean Hayden and sisters, Sharon Hatton and Linda Prage.

Bill was preceded in death by his older siblings, Bob Jr., Ray, Mary Ellen and John.

In addition to his love of the land, crops, livestock and nature, Bill also liked to putter and fix things. He was a jack of all trades. He first welded at Heatherington-Berner in Indianapolis, drove a delivery route for Farm Bureau fuel, was a mechanic for John Deere and Oliver equipment dealers, services equipment for Terra Knife in Crawfordsville and was a repairman and plant electrician for Impex in Crawfordsville. When the economy shifted, jobs took him to Lebanon, where he worked as a mechanic for Commercial Filters, and then later for Lau Industries as a plant engineer. After all those years of working, retirement and country life were richly enjoyed. Oh, the stories — especially ones about his woodworking projects and how he restored old tired tractors.

Bill has always been a man of faith and has worked hard on behalf of a number of churches over the years. Most recently, he has been a member of the Whitesville Christian Church. If you were leaning toward sending flowers, (no pressure), family requests that donations be made to the church instead.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 at Whitesville Christian Church, 3603 S. Ladoga Road, Crawfordsville. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Whitesville Christian Church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon. We are so grateful for Bill’s life.

Jane Ellyn Grounds

Jane Ellyn Grounds

May 2, 1958  -  September 14, 2022

 

Jane E. Grounds, 64 of Brazil, passed away September 14, 2022, at 7:10 pm at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility following a lengthy battle with cancer.

She was born May 2, 1958, in Brazil, the daughter of John Latta and Rosemary Wellmeyer Latta. She graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1976. Jane has been a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Terre Haute.

 

In her working years, she was a cook and waitress at the I-70 Truckstop and for the Clay Community Schools. Her most important and best job was being a mom and grandmother. She made sure to be at as many of the grandkids’ activities as possible and enjoyed these special times.

Survivors include her mother, Rosemary Latta; her children, Megan Grounds of Mooresville, Devon Graverson (Chase) and James Grounds all of Brazil; grandchildren, Owen Lawson, Brantley Lawson, Addison Lawson, Cole Graverson, Layla Graverson, Nora Graverson, Eva Graverson, Gemma Graverson, and Dax Graverson; three brothers, Kent Latta, Mike Latta (Sara), and Jim Latta; and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Latta.

Services will be held Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 11:00am at the Lawson-Miller Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 21, 2022, from 6-8 and again Thursday one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Post a note of condolence at www.lawson-millerchapel.com

Dennis E. Cummings

Dennis E. Cummings

November 22, 1931 ~ September 15, 2022 (age 90)

 

               Dennis E. Cummings, age 90 of Cloverdale passed away September 15th, 2022.  He was born November 22, 1931 in Cloverdale Twp. to the late Lawrence and Edna (Routt)Cummings.  He married Mary Ellen (Cox)Cummings September 29th, 1951 and she preceded him in death June 20th, 2013.  He served his country during Korea in the United States Army.  He retired from WABCO and then continued working for the Cloverdale Community Schools and First National Bank for many years. 

                He is survived by his children Sandy Kennedy and husband Richard, Karen Benell and husband Steve, Tim Cummings and wife Barbara.  Grandchildren Kim(Tom) Conolly, Ashley(Brian) Walden, Nicole(Keith) Thornburgh, Holly(Damon) Howard, Dustin(Bailey) Cummings, Brandon(Emily) Moon, and Annette Benell, son in law Tony Osborne, and thirteen great-grandchildren.  Siblings Faye Gaddis, Shirley Brewer and husband Frosty, Sharon Mannan and husband Eddie.  In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Brenda Osborn, and siblings Ted Cummings, Bob Cummings, Audra Vickroy, and Betty Monnett.  The family would like to give a special thank you to Beth Gillenwater.

                Funeral Services for Dennis will be held Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 at 11:00am, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held Monday, September 19th, 2022 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.  Burial will follow in the Cloverdale Cemetery.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Martha Jane Clore

Martha Jane Clore

Dec. 5, 1936-Sept. 13, 2022

 

Martha Jane Clore, born Dec. 5, 1936, to Charlotte Sybil (Carver) Eads and Ezra Edmond Eads, passed away peacefully at the Ben Hur Nursing Home on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.

Jane dedicated her life to God, her husband and her children. She always had open arms, open ears and an open door for her children at any age. She was quick with a hug for the hurts and as quick to passionately defend those she loved through all circumstances. She put Christ first in her heart and helped lead her children to Him. Most would agree one always knew where he stood with mom (and God help him if it was on the wrong side of her.)

She loved playing games at family gatherings and had a particular fondness for poker. While spending most of her time as a stay-at-home mom and home maker, she wrote the book on how those jobs are done correctly, what hard work it is and most importantly, the value that time-honored profession brings to the family unit.

Jane also graduated from beauty school earning a beautician’s license and operated multiple shops in her homes throughout the years. She was proud to also have earned her real estate license later in life.

She met her husband, Jim Clore, of 63 years when they attended Whitesville elementary school together. After being relocated to Indianapolis in middle school and eventually graduating from Shortridge High School, she returned to Crawfordsville to find the boy from whom she had received her first kiss all those years ago as a young school girl. They were married on June 22, 1956, and remained so until his passing on Dec. 19, 2019. Through their life together, Jim bought her many houses and in loving return, she turned each one into a home.

Jane is survived by four children, Kirk (Mary) Clore of Crawfordsville, Shelly Leatherman of Whitestown, Derrick (Gretchen) Clore of Carmel and Christy (Tom) Stevens of Crawfordsville; 11 grandchildren, Brandon (Jenny) Clore, Kelsey Clore, Lacey Clore, Chase Sartin, Rebecca Clouse, Janese Stevenson, Cole Clore, Kinley Clore, Madi Stevens, Garrett Stevens and Wyatt Stevens; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Friends and family may pay their respect Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Hunt & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to  noon with a memorial service immediately following.

Marcia Karyn Frohman Gorby Eckard

Marcia Karyn Frohman Gorby Eckard

December 7, 1943  -  September 12, 2022

 

Marcia Karyn Frohman Gorby Eckard, 78, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at Signature Health on September 12, 2022.

 

Marcia was born on December 7, 1943, in Brazil, Indiana the daughter of Kenneth and Rosemary (Anderson) Eckard. Marcia graduated from Staunton High School with the class of 1961. Following high school she graduated from Ivy Tech and then Indiana University as a RN. Marcia worked as an RN for more than 40 years. Most of her career was spent at Union Hospital.

 

Marcia was a member of the Maplewood Christian Church and sang with a musical group called the Songs of Praise.

 

Marcia is survived by her daughter Julia (Bill) Dawson of Brazil; grandchildren: Andrew Dawson, Ashley Dawson Leonard (Joe), Hanna Dawson and Emily Dawson; great-grandchildren: Harper Dawson, Hensley Dawson, and Foster Dawson; two brothers: Michael Eckard (Linda) and K. Stephen Eckard; nieces and nephews: Elizabeth Price (Dr. Stephen), Stephanie Riggs (Charles), and Jason Eckard (Andrea).

 

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will follow at 1:00 PM.

 

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

Sam Rankin

Sam Rankin

July 6, 1948  -  September 12, 2022

 

Samuel “Sam” Edward Rankin, 74, passed away September 12, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his family. Sam was born to the late John E. Rankin Jr. and Juanita M. (Bowles) Rankin in Indianapolis on July 6, 1948.

Sam loved riding Harley Davidsons especially on charity rides and hill climbs. When he was 16 years old, he began painting houses and worked as a talented painter for the majority of his life. He loved to go to yard sales, always being sure to get the best deal. He enjoyed attending flea markets where him and his wife, Duquata operated booths. In his free time, Sam enjoyed wood working and crafting items for his family and friends. He loved animals, especially the numerous dogs he had throughout his life. Most importantly, Sam enjoyed spending time with his family and giving them a hard time.

Sam is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Chad Gehle, brother-in-law, Robert Headley, and a granddaughter, Alauna.

Sam is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Duquata “Dee” Rankin, five children, Carla Jarrett (Billroy), Shawn Marcum, Amanda Blakely, Nicki Sickles (Kenny), and Billy Gehle, grandchildren, Travis, Taylor Mae, Jade, Alexiana, Aleiya, Amaya, Aneila, Ana, Katie, Brittany, Becky, Rachel, Alison, Billy, and Brooke, six great grandchildren, two sisters, Joyce Thompson (Terry), Brenda Byers (Tom), sister-in-law, Bernice Headley, as well as many extended family members. Also surviving are his six dogs, Rusty, Boots, Snowy, Butter (the favorite), Rosie, and Oreo.

A visitation will be held Thursday, September 15th from 11-2 at Christ Community Church, 10942 North State Road 59 in Brazil. A funeral service will begin at 2 P.M. officiated by Pastor Richard Laskowski. In accordance with Sam’s wishes cremation will take place following the service.

 

Helen (Bush) Fenters

Helen (Bush) Fenters

Oct. 18, 1955-Sept. 9, 2022

 

Helen (Bush) Fenters, 66, of Veedersburg, flew home with our Lord and Savior at 4:54 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, surrounded by many loved ones.

Helen was born Oct. 18, 1955, the daughter of James and Rena (Hoogeveen) Bush.

She is survived by her mother, Rena Bush; five children, Erika (Chrissy Parsons) Fenters, Valerie (Jim) Dittmer, Andrew Fenters, Ashley (Brandon Pickett) Fenters and Aaron Fenters; brother Benjamin Bush; sister Alice Barnett; seven grandchildren, Cheyenne (Dustin) Amato, Sydney Runion, Sierra Runion, Danica Stotts, Olan Fenters, Addison Fenters and Brynn Pickett; seven step-grandchildren, Kirk Crecelius, Lexi Crecelius, Leland Pickett, Julian Pickett, Taran Pickett, Daniel Dittmer and Jessica Dittmer.

She is preceded in death by her father, James Bush; and two grandchildren, Danny Stotts and Kieran Pickett.

There were three things she loved in life almost as much as her family; gardening, baking and The Rolling Stones.

Funeral service will be at noon Saturday, Sept. 17 at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg, with Pastor Greg McDonald officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and continue until the time of service. Burial will be at Cold Spring Cemetery near Veedersburg.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

James 'Jim' Walter Mitton

James ‘Jim’ Walter Mitton

Dec. 30, 1929-Sept. 6, 2022

 

James “Jim” Walter Mitton, 92, formerly of Waynetown and had been residing at the Fountain Springs in Covington, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Fountain Springs with his wife by his bedside.

Jim was born Dec. 30, 1929, at Veedersburg, the son of the late Walter James and Hazel (Perry) Mitton. Jim was raised in Veedersburg and had been residing at Waynetown for the past 18 years until recently moving to the Fountain Springs.

Jim formerly worked at C&D Battery for several years until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. At the time of his honorable discharge he had attained the rank of Private First Class (T). 

Jim was a member of the Sterling Christian Church. He was a 50 year member of the Veedersburg Lodge #491 F.&A.M. He and his wife were part of the Hub Nuts Camping Club.

On Feb. 14, 1953, Jim married Dorothy Ingalsbe at Veedersburg. 

He leaves behind his wife, Dorothy of 69 years, along with two sons, Dave (Billie) Mitton of Williamsport and Darrell (Jacki) Mitton, Lafayette; five grandchildren, Geoff Mitton of Florida, Josh Mitton of Lafayette, Jessica Galloway of Crawfordsville, Zack Mitton of Williamsport and Paige (Scott) Brost of Williamsport; a special daughter who was raised with the family, Denise (Bill) Mathews, Rossville, Illinois; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Phillips and Evelyn Gayler; six brothers, Orville, Robert, Bill, Dean, Everett and Don Mitton; and great-grandson Kale Galloway.

Friends may call at Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from noon until the Masonic memorial service at 2 p.m. The funeral service will follow the Masonic service at 2:15 p.m., with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Burial with military honors will be held in the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of  Fountain Springs for the kind and gracious care that was accorded both Jim and Dorothy during their stay.

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

Doris A. Allen

Doris A. Allen

July 21, 1960-Sept. 8, 2022

 

Doris A. Allen of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2022, at IU Arnett, Lafayette. She was 62.

Doris worked at RR Donnelley & Sons for over 20 years. She liked to watch football and NASCAR.

Born July 21, 1960, at Cheyenne, Wyoming, she was the daughter of Carrol Cronk and Norma Jean Frazier Cronk Smith. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School.

Surviving family includes: son Timmy (Ashley) Alfrey; two daughters, Dia (Cale) Alfrey and Danielle Alfrey; seven grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters.

She was preceded in death by her parents and some of her siblings.

A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Details will be announced when they are available. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

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

Betty Louise (Cedars) Miles

Betty Louise (Cedars) Miles

Oct. 22, 1927-Sept. 7, 2022

 

Betty Louise (Cedars) Miles, 94, of Waynetown passed away Sept. 7, 2022, at Saint Anthony Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, surrounded by her two daughters.

She was born Oct. 22, 1927, in Montgomery County, to the late William Verne Cedars and Elsie Ethel (Atkinson) Cedars. She married Herschel Curtis Miles on Jan. 5, 1947, at Waynetown. He preceded her in death Oct. 29, 2007. She was also preceded in death by two siblings, Harry Cedars and Margaret Rager, as well as, her oldest daughter Katherine Perry.

Betty was a 1946 graduate of Waynetown High School. She worked at RR Donnelley & Sons Co. for a short time, where she met the love of her life, Herschel C. Miles. They were married nearly 60 years. She was a homemaker and in 1969 went to work in Crawfordsville and learned to sew draperies. She was known in the community for her custom-made draperies.

She was an active member of the Waynetown Baptist Church. Betty was always helping in any way she could: mission work, organizing bereavement dinners and was a choir member. She was a retired past member of Psi Otes Sorority, Beta Chi Chapter and a past member of Eastern Star and Home Ec. Later after retiring, she became a competitive player in her local canasta club.

Betty was a very talented seamstress and cook/baker. She enjoyed making her girls’ clothes while they were growing up. She was especially accomplished in sewing prom dresses and bridal gowns for family. Having been raised in farm families, Betty and Curt enjoyed gardening. They were known for their delicious home-grown tomatoes. Cooking was one of her enjoyments, along with canning. Chicken and noodles, pies and peach cobbler were delicious favorites she would take to family gatherings and church dinners. She always looked forward to holidays and watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s accomplishments and growth.

We want to thank the Saint Anthony nursing staff, physical therapists, activity ladies and other staff for their expertise, compassion and loving care. They became family to her over the almost seven years she resided there.

Surviving her are her sister, Nel Allen of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Debbie Hunter of Waynetown and Harriet Meade (Mike) of Veedersburg; son-in-law Steve Perry of Veedersburg; five grandchildren, Shelly Vacca (Cory) of Veedersburg, Brian Perry (Dayna) of Williamsport, Jennifer Hochstedler (Adam) of Greencastle, Emily Hunter of Brownsburg and Kristin Roth (Lance) of Greencastle; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Anthony’s Activities Department in Lafayette and the Waynetown Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at www.SandersFuneralCare.com. Burial will follow at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.

Share memories and condolences at www.SandersFuneralCare.com.

Marilyn "Sue" Benassi

Marilyn "Sue" Benassi

February 21, 1954 ~ September 8, 2022 (age 68)

 

Marilyn “Sue” Benassi, passed away September 8th, 2022.  Sue was born in Greencastle, IN on February 21,1954 to John L. Best & Wilma J (Rains) Best. She was a 1972 graduate of South Putnam High School.  Many people may know her from Alan Stanley & Associates (ASA Land Surveying) where she worked for 45 years. 

She married Bob Benassi on July 27, 1973 and he survives.  She loved spending time with her granddaughter, Bailey. She never missed an Indiana Pacer game and enjoyed watching the Indianapolis Colts. She was one of Reba McEntire's biggest fans, she had seen her in concert 60 times since 1993.  Survivors include her bonus mother, Georgia Best; daughter Jenny Sutherlin (Travis) and the light of her life, her granddaughter Bailey Ann; a sister Debra Underwood (Randy) and bonus sisters Shirley Warren and Donna Bridgewater (Jeff). In laws; Paula and Joe Martin, Mark and Zaida Benassi and Ron and Marie Benassi. Special niece Jill Albers (Aaron), great nephew Brayden Morse and multiple nieces, nephews and cousins. 4 step siblings Sue Walentosky, Carrie Downey, Rita Hollingsworth & Lewis Chambers Jr. Also, her best friend since first grade Barb Plessinger Parker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; John Best and Wilma Chambers and her bonus father Lewis Chambers.

A special thank you to Intrepid Hospice Services ; Sheryl Norris , Charlotte Wilkinson and Mark Strahm. And a special thank you to family friend and caregiver Beth Krampe.  Funeral Services for Sue will be held Thursday, September 15th, 2022 at 1:00pm, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be from 11:00am until service time.  Burial will follow in Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery, Greencastle.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Cecil D. Nusbaumer

Cecil D. Nusbaumer

July 1, 1931-Sept. 8, 2022

 

Cecil D. Nusbaumer, 91, of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 8, 2022, at Hickory Creek Nursing Home.

Mr. Nusbaumer loved the outdoors and going camping. He was a truck driver for many years with ABF Trucking and during retirement he helped the Indiana Department of Revenue during tax season. He attended Grace and Mercy Ministries.

Born July 1, 1931, at Brookville, Indiana, he was the son of Otto C. Nusbaumer and Helen Swanson Nusbaumer. He graduated from Brookville High School. He married Carol Ann Thomas Nusbaumer in 1959. She passed away in 2016.

Surviving family includes: two sons, George (Mary) Welch and Dale (Brenda) Whitt; three daughters, Terry (John) Stanley, Cindy Nusbaumer and Stacy (Don) Butram; three brothers, Danny (Gladys) Nusbaumer, Lowell (Ginger) Nusbaumer and Richard (Cheryl) Doll; along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two sisters, Marcella Barr and Lois Troutt; and brother Larry Nusbaumer and two infant brothers, Robert and Duane.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will begin at 2 p.m., led by Pastor Nathan Miller. After the service, he will be laid to rest at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery on State Road 47 South.

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

Janet E. Bryant

Janet E. Bryant

July 19, 1949-Sept. 7, 2022

 

Janet Elaine (Ford) Bryant, loving mom and wife, of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday morning. Sept. 7, 2022, at Brooke Knoll Village in Avon. She was 73.

Born July 19, 1949, at Williamsport, she was the daughter of Ralph Edwin Ford and Ruth Virginia (Lucas) Ford. She graduated from Boswell High School in 1967 and earned a diploma as a dental assistant from the Harry E. Wood Vocational School. She married Gregory Lee Bryant on Feb. 12, 1972, at the Boswell Church of Christ. He passed away Aug. 19, 2016.

Mrs. Bryant worked at the Myers Dental Clinic in Attica from 1968-1972 and R.R. Donnelley, as an invoice processor from 1990-1998. She was a member of the Montgomery County Art League and Psi Iota Xi, Gamma Chapter.

Surviving family includes: son Charles Bryant and his wife, Scotti of Austin, Texas, with their children, Katherine and Thomas Bryant; daughter Margaret Bryant of Crawfordsville with her children, Nicholas, Gavin and Dylan Wolcott; son Benjamin Bryant of Petaluma, California; brother John Ford with his companion, Marty Dietrick, of Lafayette; and sister Laura Lee Jones with her husband Gary of Boswell.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Private burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery North, with services led by Pastor Brian Campbell. A gathering to remember and celebrate the life of Janet Bryant will be held 4-6 p.m. Sept. 19 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to either the Montgomery County Art League, P.O. Box 2, Crawfordsville, IN 47933, or Psi Iota Xi, Gamma Xi Chapter, P.O. Box 925, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Phyllis L. Hine

Phyllis L. Hine

May 16, 1937-Sept. 7, 2022

 

Phyllis L. Hine passed away Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

Phyllis was born May 16, 1937, to Walter and Helen Jack Hine.

She is survived by daughter Rita Hine, who lives in Indianapolis.

Phyllis graduated from Greene Township School in Parke County in 1955. After high school she started her working career with R.R. Donnelly Printing Company, where she worked for 50 years. She retired in April 2006. Phyllis also worked part-time as a caregiver for about three to four years around the Indianapolis area and part-time at Home Depot in the garden area and as a greeter in Indianapolis until March 2022.

Phyllis was a 10-year 4-H member in Parke County. She won several awards and trips. Phyllis also belonged to the Indiana Rainbow Girls organization with the Rockville Chapter and she also was selected as a grand officer in the 1950’s. She was also a member of Athens Chapter Order of Eastern Star in Crawfordsville. She also served as worthy matron in the 70’s.

Phyllis loved to garden and bake. She entered in the Marion County Fair and Indiana State Fair for several years and won several ribbons and awards on her baked goods.

In lieu of sending flowers, make donations to the American Heart Association.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12 at Crown Hill Funeral Home, 700 W. 38th St., Indianapolis, with visitation at 10 a.m.

Gail Lynne Knowles

Gail Lynne Knowles

Sept. 7, 2022

 

Gail Lynne Knowles, 70, of Crawfordsville passed away at 6:37 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, at Mulberry Health & Retirement Center.

She was born in Crawfordsville, the daughter of Delta Mae Clore Owens and the late Irvin Junior Owens. She was a 1970 graduate of Southwestern High School in Tippecanoe County. Her marriage was to Russell E. Knowles at Lafayette on March 20, 1988. He survives. 

Gail was self-employed and operated a framing shop from her residence. She was a member of Grace and Mercy Ministries of Crawfordsville.

Surviving with her husband is her mother, Delta Owens of Mulberry; daughter Angela R. (Mark) Jewell of Bakersfield, California; son Eric D. (Lori) Shaw of Lafayette; sister Susan L. Meadows-Hayenga of Lafayette; and four grandchildren, Madyson Shaw, Gabbie Jewell, Daniele Jewell and Bae’lee Jewell.  She is also survived by numerous life long friendships that she cherished.

She was preceded in death by brother Daniel S. Owens.

Gail was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 15 and credits her longevity to the care she received from her much-loved endocrinologists Dr. John Poulos and Dr. Shannon Oates.

Friends may call at the Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Linden, from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Pastor Peg Miller will officiate. The interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery at Romney.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Diabetes Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

Please leave memories and condolences at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.

Ron Modesitt

Ron Modesitt

September 4, 1961  -  September 6, 2022

 

Ronald “Ron” Modesitt, 61, passed away September 6, 2022. Ron was born to the late Donald and Esther Modesitt on September 4, 1961.

Ron was a longtime member of First Christian Church and belonged to the Special Angel Class. He enjoyed his donuts and coffee, he truly enjoyed visiting with the people at church, one of his favorite things to do at church was to joke around with the Special Angel teachers. Ron lived in a group home with his brother-in-law Roy Jones, as well as Terry and Earl through Community Connections until he went to the nursing home in July of 2021. Ron loved going on field trips, shopping, movies and going out to eat. He never wanted to spend his money! Ron really loved his family time especially Thanksgiving and Christmas! In the summer he loved going to the Special Olympics and going to camp. Ron loved riding in the boat and fishing.

Ron is preceded in death by his parents, as well as one brother, Wayne Modesitt.

Ron is survived by his brother Bill Modesitt, and sister, Jan Osborn and husband Mike Osborn, as well as many extended family members.

A graveside service will be held Monday, September 12th at 11 A.M. at Calcutta Cemetery, 14797 North County Road 200 East, Carbon, Indiana 47837.

Joyce Ann Barrell

Joyce Ann Barrell

October 4, 1944  -  September 3, 2022

 

Joyce Ann Barrell, 77, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care, on September 3, 2022, following an extended illness.

 

Joyce was born on October 4, 1944, in Terre Haute, Indiana, the daughter of Jesse Jay and Mary Kathryn (Pellish) Barrell. She graduated from Rosedale High School with the class of 1962. Joyce worked at General Housewares, as a secretary, for 36 years before retiring. She was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing Bingo, playing cards, and going to the Double N Diner with her friend Joan Baldridge.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Annunciation Catholic Church, on Friday, September 9, 2022, at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.

 

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

Tina McDaniel

Tina McDaniel

March 1, 1959-Sept. 5, 2022

 

After a long battle with cancer, Tina McDaniel, resident of Rockville, passed away in her home surrounded by family and friends on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, at the age of 63.

Tina was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was born to Shelby Norton and Betty Bair on March 1, 1959. She grew up in Crawfordsville and graduated from North Montgomery High School.

As a young girl, Tina was fancied a bit of a tomboy. She spent much of her early years hanging out with her older brother Bruce and sister Susie, enjoying the outdoors, and walking up and down creek beds catching snapping turtles where she met a boy named Mark. Sharing a love for nature and football, Mark and Tina fell in love and got married in 1977. They lived in Jacksonville, North Carolina while Mark was serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, but settled in Parke County to raise their family.

They welcomed their daughter, Amy into the world in September 1978 and their son Andy in January 1982. Mark and Tina enjoyed cheering their kids on at the rodeo, teaching them how to hunt and fish and regularly participating in their church community. For the better part of the past two decades, Tina cherished her time at local stadiums watching her grandsons play football and she was so proud to celebrate a state championship victory with Chance, Chase and Cash twice.

Mark and Tina often took to the woods or the water where they enjoyed hunting and fishing together. She was also a master seamstress, sewing industrial boat covers in her job at The Boat Place. Her colleagues were an extension of her family.

In her final days, Tina’s family and friends traveled from all over the country to share their love and support with Tina and her family. 

Tina is survived by her husband of 45 years, Mark McDaniel; children, Amy and (James) Bays, Andy and (Sheryl) McDaniel; grandchildren, Chance, Chase (Taya), Cash, Hunter, Hudson and Easton; great-grandchildren, Hank, Asher and Taya; sister Susie (Jack) Query; and brother Bruce (Patty Jo) Norton.

She was preceded in death by parents Shelby Norton and Betty Bair.

Tina was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and put up a truly remarkable fight, traveling to Chicago for treatments and undergoing multiple surgeries. To say that Tina was a strong woman is an understatement. Powered by her faith and the love she had for her family, she fought tirelessly until the very end.

Tina never met a stranger and to every man, woman and child that knew her, she was an inspiration. With unwavering faith in God and her family, Tina persevered for six years with a smile on her face and compassion in her heart. She will be forever cherished by all who knew her and eternally missed by her loving family.

A celebration of life will be held 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area, Bluebird Shelter (look for the bright balloons), 1588 S. Raccoon Parkeway, Rockville. 

The family would like to thank all the friends and family who helped getting Tina back and forth to Chicago over the last four years and those who helped with meals for the family.

Ronald Joseph Brown

Ronald Joseph Brown

Aug. 22, 1939-Sept. 4, 2022

 

Ronald Joseph Brown, 83, of Crawfordsville passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, at The Lane House in Crawfordsville. 

He was born Aug. 22, 1939, to Thomas and Winifred Brown in West Haven, CT. He married the love of his life, Judith Kelly, on April 30, 1960. They were married for 59 years until her death in 2019.

He and Judith raised four sons, Ronald (Judy), Wayne, Christopher (Ann) and Stephen (Hollie). He had 10 grandchildren, Christina, Lisa, Laura, Michael, Taylor, Tess, Tatum, Elizabeth, Jarrett and Sarah; eight great-grandchildren, Gemma, Zavier, Cassius, Nazir, Zarina, Brennan, Kieran and Rowan; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five siblings, Pammy, Carmen, Rayma, Tommy and Reggie; son Wayne; and his wife of 59 years, Judith.

Ron worked at Raybestos for many years transferring to Indiana in 1984. He retired in 2006 from Raybestos. He served in the United States Army and loved his country. He enjoyed fishing and loved the New York Giants. He enjoyed working out in the yard and talking politics. He was a great role model and a man of his word. He was a hardworking man all of his life. His family was very important to him. He will truly be missed by all. 

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 3 p.m. with military honors by the United States Army and Legion Post 72 Honor Guard. Cremation will follow the service. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

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

Sharon Kay Bone

Sharon Kay Bone

Nov. 21, 1942-Sept. 4, 2022

 

Sharon Kay Bone of rural Crawfordsville passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, at Homewood Health in Lebanon, with family by her side. She was 79.

Sharon taught school in Champaign, Illinois before coming to Lafayette and teaching at Tecumseh Jr. High and Jefferson Jr. High. She loved to read, cook, sew and do crossword puzzles. She graduated from high school in Armstrong, Illinois and later earned her master’s degree at the University of Illinois.

Born Nov. 21, 1942, at Biloxi, Mississippi, she was the daughter of James Ehrnwald and Ida Kathryn Ehrnwald. She married Jesse Eugene Bone on Feb. 24, 1975. He survives.

Surviving family includes: husband Jesse Eugene Bone; son Joseph (Katrina) Bone; daughter Gina (Dave) Gordon Fields; son Mike Bone; sister-in-law Patricia Ehrnwald; along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Dennis Ehrnwald; and sister Sheila “Mickey” Stephen.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 1306 E. Main St., led by Father Michael Bower. Private interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Crawfordsville.

Sharon Sue (Eakle) Sparks

Sharon Sue (Eakle) Sparks

May 16, 1942-Sept. 3, 2022

 

Sharon Sue (Eakle) Sparks, 80, of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, at The Lane House in Crawfordsville.

She was born May 16, 1942, at Crawfordsville, to the late Frank James and Elma Imogene (Demoret) Eakle. 

Sharon graduated from Crawfordville High School in 1960 and in 1961 she married Layton Sparks, who preceded her in death Jan. 15, 2022.

She was a member of Harvest Fellowship Church. She was very crafty and enjoyed painting with watercolor and acrylic paints, worked in a craft store, seemed to accumulate lots of stuff and loved her family dearly.    

She is survived by two sons, Brian Lee (Penny Lea) Sparks and Gregg Allen Sparks; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Layton; brother Ronne Eakle; and aunt Nancy Day.

Cremation was chosen with a memorial service at Harvest Fellowship Church, 1618 W. C.R. 500S, Crawfordsville, on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 2 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 4 p.m. Pastor JD Bowman will officiate. The service will be recorded and can be viewed on her obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial of cremains will be at a later date at Kingman Fraternal Cemetery.  Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care. 

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

Brad A. Pollock

Brad A. Pollock

May 13, 1975-Sept. 4, 2022

 

Brad A. Pollock, 47, of Veedersburg passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, in Parke County, Indiana.

Brad was born May 13, 1975, at Danville, Illinois, the son of Harold F. “Butch” and Caroline Rosalie (Graham) Pollock. He married Jennifer L. Endicott on March 27, 2004, at Hillsboro.

Surviving family include: wife Jennifer L. Pollock, Veedersburg; daughter Anna Haworth (fiancé Scott Pearson), Attica; brother Harold W “Butch” (Lisa) Pollock, Veedersburg; three grandchildren, Blayne, Willow and Felicity and another on the way; sister-in-law Amber (Jason) Laffoon, Lafayette; brother-in-law Joshua Karnes, Kokomo; and several other extended family members, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Linda Pollock Jeffers.

Brad graduated from Fountain Central High School in 1993. He had been employed at Pace Dairy in Crawfordsville. He enjoyed going on drives through the country, and going on his “walk abouts” through the woods enjoying nature.

Funeral service will be at noon Monday, Sept. 12 at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg, with Pastor Tim Lueking officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Monday and continue until the time of service. Burial will be at Mt Hope Cemetery in Covington.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

Carlos Hawkins

Carlos Hawkins

February 23, 1941  -  September 5, 2022

 

Carlos S. Hawkins, 81, passed away September 5, 2022 at his residence after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s and dementia surrounded by his wife Ann, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Carlos was born in Louisville Kentucky to the late Henry and Lillie (Lewis) Hawkins on February 23, 1941.

Carlos enjoyed all things outdoors, particularly sitting in the rocker on the front porch with his wife Ann and grandson and best friend Caleb. He was an avid story teller, he loved to share stories of his life and trips he had taken. His grandchildren loved listening to him tell stories. He spent the last several months traveling back and forth from IU Hospital and Riley, preparing for the birth of his grandson, Grant. Carlos had great love for all of his grandchildren, and he never hesitated to tell them. He was not a man who held back and didn’t say I love you.

Carlos is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lillie Hawkins, as well two brothers and one sister.

Carlos is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Ann Hawkins, seven children, Debra, Renee, Todd, Troy, Crystal, Scott, and Elizabeth, a very special daughter in law, Crystal, eighteen grandchildren, multiple great grandchildren, and three son in laws.

A private family graveside will be held Friday, September 9th at 1 P.M. at Croy’s Creek Cemetery officiated by Pastor Mark Strahm.

The family would like to extended a special thank you to Intrepid Hospice, especially Misty, for the love and care extended to them during this difficult time.

Erma Ruth Clifton

Erma Ruth Clifton

November 21, 1929  -  September 4, 2022

 

Erma (Halt) Clifton was born in 1929 near Akron, Ohio, to Floyd and Moyne (Rogers) Halt. She was the youngest of four girls. The family moved to Clay County, Indiana, just east of the town of Cory, when Erma was five months old. In 1941 Floyd and Moyne bought a piece of property in Cory, built a home from trees cut from the land, and created a farm. Erma graduated from Cory High School in 1947. The following year she lost her father to a sudden illness. The four daughters rallied around their mother to save the farm.

 

When Erma was 15 she attended a zone rally for youth at Terre Haute First Church of the Nazarene. There she met a boy named Bob Clifton who had just moved down from Chicago. They began going together a few months later and were married at the age of 19 at the Clay City Church of the Nazarene. Their son Richard was born the following year, and Karen followed three years later. In 1959 the family moved back to the Halt homestead, where Bob and Erma shared a life together for the next 63 years. The beautiful Clifton Farm greets anyone who pulls off State Road 46 and passes the Cory Church of the Nazarene. Together they farmed 350 acres until 1994. Erma drove the tractor, combine, or dump truck, sometimes getting back to the house just in time to put dinner on the table and call Bob on the CB radio (call sign: "Flying Farmer"). She also drove a bus route for the Clay City schools for several years, often parking the bus in the field so she could climb onto the tractor. After the nest was empty and the grandkids had started appearing, Bob and Erma opened their lives to a teenage boy named Mike. Mike found a home with them and was soon the third to call Erma "Mom."

 

Erma's faith in Jesus Christ was her compass for nine decades. She rarely missed a service at the Cory Church, where her alto helped anchor congregational hymns like "Higher Ground" and "When We All Get to Heaven." She volunteered countless hours there and drove the county roads picking up anyone who needed a ride on Sunday morning. She and Bob read from her King James Bible every morning and prayed for their family and friends by name. Together they led 40 Nazarene mission trips across the country and around the world. Erma would manage the kitchen and housing while Bob took the lead on the work projects. In honor of this work, Erma received two Great Commission Awards from the church's Southwest Indiana District, and a Distinguished Service Award from the international church. On these mission trips as well as their other travels together, they visited all 50 States, all 7 continents, and more than 50 countries. After retirement, she and Bob began spending winters in Hawaii, where they made many friends and shared countless walks on the beach.

 

Erma's friends and family will remember how ready she was to feed and house guests, unexpected or not. How easy it was to get her laughing so hard the tears would come. And of course, her mashed potatoes, apple crisp, and blackberry pie.

 

Erma departed this life on September 4, 2022, preceded by her parents, an infant brother, and her three sisters. Along with many friends and extended family members, she will be missed by her beloved husband of 73 years, Bob; her children: Richard, Karen, and Mike; their spouses: Beverly, Danny, and Terri; her grandchildren: Regina, Renee, Robin, Eric, Tony, Heidi, Heather, and Amanda; and her great grandchildren: Pierson, Perrin, Providence, Phoenix, Sullivan, Savannah, Arielle, Bella, Sutton, Soren, Brody, Lev, Anya, Lola, Cedar, and Shiloh.

 

Arrangements for Mrs. Clifton are being handled by Schoppenhorst Funeral Home in Clay City, Indiana.

 

Visitation will take place in the sanctuary of the Cory Church of the Nazarene on Saturday September 10th, 2022, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

 

Services will be Sunday September 11, 2022, at 3:00 PM with visitation beginning at 2:00 PM in the larger building behind the church. Graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

 

Should friends so desire, donations may be made in Erma’s name to Department of World Mission for the Church of the Nazarene and sent to Cory Church of the Nazarene 245 S County Rd 500 W, Cory, IN 47846.

 

Gary L. Francis

Gary L. Francis

September 13, 1945  -  September 3, 2022

 

Gary L. Francis, 76, of Clay City, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, on September 3, 2022.

 

Gary was born on September 13, 1945, the son of Wilbur J. and Nellie B. (Wilson) Francis. He graduated from Bowling Green High School with the class of 1964. He served in the Army Reserves for 6 years before being honorably discharged. Throughout his life Gary had worked as a coal miner, in road crew construction, in screen printing, and most recently as an over-the-road truck driver.

 

He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW Auxilliary.

 

When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed woodworking, working on tractors, and in his younger years working with stained glass.

 

He is survived by his daughter Tammy Love and husband Les, a grandson Hayden Love, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and friends.

 

Burial will be held at Swalley Cemetery on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 10:00 with honors provided by the Clay City American Legion and VFW.

Donald Max Bullerdick Jr.

Donald Max Bullerdick Jr.

March 10, 1958  -  August 29, 2022

 

Donald Max Bullerdick Jr., 64, passed away at home in Bokeelia, FL on August 29, 2022. He was born in Brazil, IN on March 10, 1958, to Donald Sr. “Doc” and Delores “DeeDee” Bullerdick. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dana Bullerdick. Don and his wife Lisa had recently relocated to Pine Island in South Florida to enjoy retirement with an ocean breeze. Don was many things in life, but most importantly he was “Dad” to Austin Bullerdick and Rochelle Bullerdick (Jack); he was “Papa Don” to Kala (Natalie) Schraner and Heath (Brittney) Hayes; he was “Papaw” to Ashtin, Letty, Delta, Vesper and Navy; and he was “Uncle” to Baileigh (Dustin) Moore and Rhett, Braelynne Hood (Jake) and Maeleigh and Miles, and Brody (Courtney) Bullerdick and Langston.

 

 

Don graduated from Brazil High School and worked many years thereafter at Great Dane. He was an artisan woodworker who shared his creations every year at the Covered Bridge Festival. Don brought joy to his family and friends every Christmas as he created a miniature Christmas village in his living room for all to enjoy. Don was a member of the American Legion Post 2 where he loved spending time with good friends.

 

 

Don built an incredible life with his best friend Lisa whom he loved to shower with affection and gifts. Whether they were seashell hunting, working on a puzzle, or relaxing in the pool, they enjoyed every minute of their 19 years of marriage.

 

 

There will be a Celebration of Life for family and friends at 5:00 PM on Thursday September 8, 2022 at the American Legion in Brazil.

Billy Callahan

Billy Callahan

February 3, 1974  -  August 29, 2022

 

William “Billy” D. Callahan, 48, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, on August 29, 2022.

 

He was born on February 3, 1974, in Brazil, Indiana the son of William and Wanda (Siddons) Callahan. He graduated from Northview High School with the class of 1993. Billy worked as a carpenter and woodworker much of his life.

 

He married Spring Durbin in 1999. Billy enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, woodworking, carpentry, mushroom hunting, cooking, and camping.

 

Billy is survived by his wife Spring; children: William, Mercede, Wyatt, and Coy; a sister Mandy Burger; three nieces, Lindsay, Lauren, and Paige.

 

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

 

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

Beverly 'Bev' Dee Surber

Beverly ‘Bev’ Dee Surber

Sept. 1, 2022

 

Bev Surber, 76, longtime Crawfordsville resident, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville.

Bev was born in Crawfordsville, the daughter of Pat and Ruth (Dawson) Keller. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1964.

Bev worked at Crawford Food Stores in Crawfordsville for 13 years. Following her work with Crawford’s, she joined Alcoa in Crawfordsville, retiring after 17 years of service.

Bev had an adventurous spirit and traveled cross county on her motorcycle. Bev was also fond of covered bridges. She traveled the country looking at them. In her later years, she never tired of visiting the covered bridges in Parke County.

Bev attended and was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and was a member of the New Ross Bible Study. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, as well as a former member of the Moose Lodge Auxiliary. Bev was a member of the Indiana and Oregon Covered Bridge Society’s.

She was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels Program in Crawfordsville and volunteered at the Franciscan Hospital Gift Shop. She was also the caregiver for her dear uncle Archie for many years, taking him to various venues, where he would play his fiddle, and taking him out for Sunday dinner.

During recent years, Bev enjoyed lunching with friends, playing cards at the Moose Lodge, as well as the American Legion. She brought sunshine to many friends and acquaintances by always remembering to send a card for birthdays with a home-baked cake- sometimes baking four or more a week! A select few of her friends were also treated to a personal concert featuring her rendition of the Happy Birthday Song! Her caring ways, quick wit and humor will be missed by many.

Bev will be sorely missed by her sweet, furry companion, Lovie, her best friend and Wednesday lunch date, Pam Abney, and her “right hand” Yvonne Ratcliffe. During the last year, her constant companion and caregiver was her beloved “lil sis” Connie Lewis. Connie filled Bev’s final days with love and laughter.

Bev was preceded in death by her parents; son Mark E. Campbell; and sister Patti Williamson.

She is survived by daughter Angela (Greg) Buck of Austin, Texas; and son Chad (Laura) Campbell of Brentwood, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Collier Campbell, Rachel Campbell, Caroline Campbell, Megan Buck and Joe Buck; and sister Connie Lewis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery County Animal Welfare League, where she rescued Lovie. Cremation was chosen with visitation to be held Saturday, Sept. 10 at Mt. Zion Methodist Church, 2131 Black Creek Valley Road, Crawfordsville, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m.

Share memories and condolences at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Thomas W. Cate

Thomas W. Cate

Aug. 12, 1949-Aug. 11, 2022

 

Thomas Cate, 72, of Indianapolis passed away at his home Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, one day short of his 73rd birthday.

He was born in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, the oldest son of Colonel William F. Cate Jr. and Ilse Gryszka Cate, who both preceded him in death.

Thomas is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Cate Bentley, who lives in Oklahoma, and two grandchildren as well as one nephew. He is also survived by his brothers, Steven Cate of Farmersburg and Andrew Cate of Indianapolis, and his sister, Irene (Edward) Cate Selby of Crawfordsville.

He graduated high school in Heidelberg, Germany and attended Indiana University in Bloomington.

Thomas was employed at Fort Benjamin Harrison and later as a real estate appraiser in the Indianapolis area. One of his passions was world travel. He was fortunate to have been able to visit every continent except Antarctica. His travels found him crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway, visiting the Taj Mahal in India and touring Australia, where he met the legendary Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, at Australia Zoo in Queensland. In Scotland, Thomas visited the Isle of Skye as well as Loch Ness and in South America, he visited the rain forests in Venezuela.

Thomas traveled extensively throughout Central and Western Europe in his youth and especially enjoyed the beaches on the Mediterranean coast of Spain.

His siblings will remember him as the beloved, older brother they could always count on.

A funeral mass with Rev. Michael Bower officiating will be celebrated at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Crawfordsville at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, with visitation preceding at 10 a.m. Interment at Calvary Cemetery will follow the funeral mass.

Michael J. 'Mike' Fishero

Michael J. ‘Mike’ Fishero

July 21, 1955-Aug. 30, 2022

 

Michael J. “Mike” Fishero of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 30, 2022, at home. He was 67.

Mike worked in his family business, Fishero and Fishero, his entire adult life, serving as co-owner. His company was responsible for many noteworthy projects, including the Marie Canine Plaza. He was a member of the Elks, Home Builders, helped at the Athens Art Gallery and served on the board of the Park and Rec, as well as the Old Jail Museum. He was past chairman of the Strawberry Festival Committee and served on the committee for several years.

Born July 21, 1955, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Larry Keith Fishero and Nancy Beck Fishero. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School. He later graduated from the Cliff Mann School of Floral Design in Denver, Colorado. He married Deborah “Jolly” Brennan on Nov. 28, 1988. Together they owned and operated Earth Works Flowers and Gifts.

Surviving family includes: wife Deborah “Jolly” Fishero of Crawfordsville; mother Nancy Fishero; son Andrew Fishero; and brother Matt (Gwenda) Fishero.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Larry; and sister Cindy Fishero.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Details will be announced as they become available.

Contributions in memory of Mike Fishero may be made to the Montgomery County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 334, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or the Athens Arts Gallery, P.O. Box 206, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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

Kenny L. Mayes

Kenny L. Mayes

March 1, 1958-Aug. 30, 2022

 

Kenny L. Mayes of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday night, Aug. 30, 2022, at Methodist Hospital. He was 64.

Kenny worked as a maintenance man, most recently at the Laser Car Wash, before his health forced him to retire. He enjoyed woodworking and was active with Montgomery County Woodworkers and Carvers as well as a local penturning group.

Born March 1, 1958, at Springfield, Illinois, he was the son of Lawrence Mayes and Anna Marie Lavey Mayes. He married the former Karen Ooms on Feb. 8, 2001.

Surviving family includes: wife Karen Mayes of Crawfordsville; step-son Robin Cannon; and brother Ronald Mayes.

A celebration of the life of Kenny Mayes will be held 3-6 p.m. on Sept. 11 at V.F.W. Post 1431, 117 N. Water St., Crawfordsville. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

Nancy Jo McCooley

Nancy Jo McCooley

May 8, 1945  -  August 30, 2022

 

Nancy Jo McCooley, 77, passed away on August 30, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was one of seven children, born May 8, 1945, in Chicago, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents Donald Ona and Crystal Jane Berry, four siblings, Dell, Leslie “Pete”, Raymond, and Sherman, and her firstborn grandson Booker Tee Paul Henson. She is survived by her children Stephen Ellis of Brazil, Indiana, and Paula (Kenneth) Henson of East Bernstadt, Kentucky, and her grandchildren Aaron Durbin of Indiana, Vanessa Henson of Ohio, and Clayton Henson, Caleb Henson, and M'Kenna Henson all of Kentucky. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1963 and was a housekeeper for many years. She had a loving and generous heart; she enjoyed working with children and volunteering at her local food bank. She was of the Catholic faith, a member of the Poor Handmaids, and of the Third Order of St. Francis. Nancy loved traveling, listening to Andrea Bocelli, and spending as much time as she could with her family. She had a heart of gold and will be missed dearly by those who knew her.

A visitation will be held Friday, September 2nd from 12-2 P.M. at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 East National Avenue in Brazil. A funeral service will begin at 2 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Martin Cemetery.

Benny Hoggatt

Benny Hoggatt

February 9, 1934  -  August 30, 2022

 

Eldon “Benny” Emmerson Hoggatt, 88, of Staunton, Indiana, passed away at Hudson Woods on August 30, 2022, following an extended illness.

 

Benny was born on February 9, 1934, in Vigo County, Indiana the son of Andrew and Mary (Lowe) Hoggatt. He graduated from Staunton High School with the class of 1952. Benny was drafted into the United States Army where he served until medically discharged. He married Carolyn Jane Robinson on May 6, 1962. Benny owned and operated B and W Mobile in Staunton for 42 years.

 

He was a member of the Posey Volunteer Fire Department and served as the Staunton Town Marshall for several years.

 

When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed fishing, sprint car racing, and hunting.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Mary Hoggatt; siblings Rosemay Royer and Ruthanne Presnell; and a son Benny Joe Hoggatt.

 

He is survived by his wife Carolyn Hoggatt; his children: Veronica Hall (John) of Marshall, Indiana, Tony Hoggatt of Staunton, and Dee Smith of Staunton; grandchildren: Tia Price (Mike), Michael Hall (Emilee), J.D. Hall (Sheila), Tiffany Felchlia (Byron), and Rick Smith (Shawna); great-grandchildren: Cullen, Aya, Noah, Mitt, Karlie, Kaylie, Lauren, Macie, Rikki, and River; a brother Gerald Hoggatt; 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 Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 5-7 PM. Services will follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor Doug Parkey officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Posey Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 32 Staunton, Indiana 47881.

 

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

Gale Leo Frye

Gale Leo Frye

March 13, 1948 ~ August 31, 2022 (age 74)

 

Gale Leo Frye, age 74 of Scottsville, Kentucky passed away August 31st, 2022.

He was born March 13th, 1948 to the late Gale and Letha (James) Frye.

He loved fishing, camping, hunting. He was a career Roofer and a family man. Loved to joke and never met a stranger. He was always willing to help others in need.

Gale is survived by his children Gale Long, Michelle Frye, Missy Frye, Kim Frye, Mike Miller, and Lillian Hanson; siblings Gary Frye, Billy Frye, Roger Frye, John David, Donna Spencer and several grandchildren and great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, uncles, and aunts.

Funeral services for Gale will be held at 4:00 pm Tuesday September 6th, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until the service time of 4:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Cloverdale Cemetery. Condolences may be sent at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Cathy Records

Cathy Records

September 19, 1950  -  August 30, 2022

 

Cathy Ann Records, 71, went home to be with the Lord on August 30, 2022 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Cathy was born to the late Max and Christine (Adelhelm) Records in Greencastle on September 19, 1950.
Cathy graduated from Greencastle High School in 1968. After high school she attended Olivet University in Kankakee, Illinois and went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in elementary education at Indiana State University. She taught a few years in the Indianapolis Public School System. She switched careers and opened a small business accounting firm in Indianapolis. After closing the accounting firm, she became a full-time antique dealer up until the time of her death. She operated her antique business, “The Widow’s Dowry” which she operated out of her home.
Cathy was a member and thrived spiritually; loving her pastor and church family, at New Life Fellowship in Terre Haute. Cathy loved meeting new people and never met a stranger; she enjoyed serving in the food pantry at church. Her church family adopted her as “Aunt Cathy”.
Before the death of her husband, Duane Sorensen in January of 2020, she loved to work in their garden, and preserve fruits and vegetables. She loved her dogs who were full blooded German Shepherds, Gunther, Gabe, Gideon, and Solomon, they were her babies.
Cathy is preceded in death by parents, her husband, as well as one brother Monty Records.
Cathy is survived by her brothers, Terry Records (Rebecca) of Yorba Linda, California, and Timothy Records (Karen) of Cromwell, Indiana, as well as several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, September 6th from 10-12 at New Life Fellowship North Campus, 1851 N. Chamberlain Road, Terre Haute. A funeral service will begin at 12 P.M. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church.

 

Marshall 'Gumby' Weber

Marshall ‘Gumby’ Weber

Aug. 17, 1959-Aug. 22, 2022

 

Marshall B. Weber of Indianapolis passed away Monday evening, Aug. 29, 2022, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, five days after turning 63.

Marshall was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan. He loved to read, watch movies and host family and friends gatherings. He was a draftsman who worked on the design of many bridges, including some in Montgomery County.

Born Aug. 17, 1959, at Lafayette, he was the son of Thomas Weber and Jean Fowler Weber. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School, class of 1977 and then earned a degree from ITT Technical Institute.

He was loved by and will be remembered by his surviving family, which includes: sister Linda (Ken) Hauser of Terre Haute; brother Dale (Becky) Weber of Robertsdale, Alabama; sisters, Donna (Tim) Taylor Ratliff of Crawfordsville, Brenda (Matt) Yano of Gulf Breeze, Florida, Karen (Michael) Ellinghausen of Indianapolis and Lavon Hazard of Indianapolis; two nieces; three nephews; one great-niece; and one great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Jeff Taylor.

Marshall will be cremated per his wishes and buried at Calvary Cemetery in Crawfordsville. A celebration of the life of Marshall Weber will be held 4-8 p.m. Oct 14 at Lake Holiday Clubhouse.

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

Bennie Jay Cloncs

Bennie Jay Cloncs

Aug. 4, 1956-Aug. 25, 2022

 

Bennie Jay Cloncs, 66, of Roachdale passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, at Community North in Indianapolis.

He was born Aug. 4, 1956, to Herbert and Marcia (Malayer) Cloncs. He wed his best friend, Rachel Inman on July 3, 1995, at Greencastle. She survives.

Bennie graduated from North Putnam High School with the class of 1974 and went on to attend college. While in school he was on the Dean’s list for welding. He worked for General Motors until retiring in 2000. He was a member of the Roachdale Presbyterian Church, and UAW Local 23. He enjoyed racing, going to the beach, any kind of sports, and being with his family and friends.

Bennie is survived by wife Rachel; four children, Brandi (Erik) Query, Donna Sheets, Gary (Sara) Sheets and Derrik (Sadie) Sheets; seven grandchildren; his parents; brother Bret Cloncs; and several nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his beloved canine companion and best friend Daisy.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 102 E. Washington St., Roachdale, with Pastor David Bower officiating. Bennie will be laid to rest in Roachdale Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in his memory to JDRF Foundation. This is a juvenile diabetes foundation that Bennie was a proud supporter of.

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

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