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Angel Elizabeth Crawford

Angel Elizabeth Crawford

August 23, 1972  -  October 27, 2022

 

Angel Elizabeth Crawford, 50, of Waveland, Indiana, passed away on October 27, 2022 following a brief battle with cancer.

 

Angel was born on August 23, 1972, in Fort Knox, Kentucky. She graduated from Northview High School with the class of 1990. Angel worked at Ascena, in Greencastle, FTIC in Jamestown, Indiana, and most recently at Casey’s in Bainbridge, where she worked as a cook.

 

She attended the Roachdale Baptist Church with her husband Mike. Angel enjoyed working in her flower gardens, cooking, and spending time with her family.

 

She married William Michael Crawford on August 15, 2020; he survives; her children: Tori Batchelor and husband Troy, Krider Selsam, and Parker Timberman; grandchildren: Kambree Batchelor, Kynley Batchelor, and Jordan Batchelor; her mother Joanie Lanham; siblings: Tony Terhune (Dina), Bridget Kennedy (Scott), Jennifer Bell (Chad); as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.

 

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

 

Should friends so desire, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society PO Box 6704 Hagerstown, MD 21741

 

French Funeral Home, in Brazil, has been entrusted with her care. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.

Vicki Sue Nevins

Vicki Sue Nevins

October 14, 1956  -  October 29, 2022

 

Vicki Sue Nevins, 66, of Brazil, Indiana, went to be with the Lord on October 29, 2022.

 

Vicki was born on October 14, 1956, to James and Pat (Chapman) Cass. Vicki worked many years as a C.N.A. at McCanell Manor, Clay County Health Center, Southwood Health Care Centers, and most Exceptional Living Center.

 

Vicki was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Vicki enjoyed being around family and friends. She also enjoyed fishing, camping, hiking Turkey Run State Park, football, NASCAR, Fourth of July, and family get-togethers. Most importantly she enjoyed her “Sister Day’s” time with her sisters and going to Holiday World with her family.

 

In addition to her parents, Vicki was preceded in death by her son Derek Nevins.

 

Survivors include her husband of 48 years David E. Nevins; 3 children: James Cass (Robyn) of Marshall, Illinois, Amy Sue Heading (Jeremy), and Patricia Kay Shelley (Robert); grandchildren: Nakisha, Ayssia, Dakota, Kylie, Michael, Tyler, Jami and Joey; great-grandchildren: Aubrey, Ryan, Deja, Kingston, Princeton, Arianna, Ava, Blakely, and Zoe; sisters: Janet Wells (Dan), Kathy Targett, Lori Cass, Tina Lovett, and Marla Smiley as well as a host of extended family members and friends.

 

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will follow. Burial will be held at Sink Cemetery, in Clay City.

 

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

 

William David Clodfelter

William David Clodfelter

JUNE 1, 1927 – OCTOBER 29, 2022

 

William David Clodfelter passed away peacefully at Millpond Assisted Living surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 29. He was born June 7, 1927 and lived in rural Russellville, Indiana in two different historic Clodfelter homes all of his life. His primary occupation was farming and he also worked for the Greencastle Post Office for 20 years as a rural mail carrier. He joined Union Chapel United Methodist Church in Morton during his teens and remained a lifelong member there.

David (Bill) was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Glennie Clodfelter; as well as his parents Elmer and Betty (Sewell) Clodfelter. Also preceding him were his brothers Howard, Willard, Lloyd, Lyle, Kenneth and Don Clodfelter.

Surviving are his children John (Cathy), Steve (Judy), Lou (Jeff) Fordice, Mark (Cindy) and Paul (Laurie). Also surviving are grandchildren Matt (Regina) Clodfelter, Adam (Katey) Clodfelter, David (Kylee) Clodfelter, Megan (Brad) Stephenson, Samantha Clodfelter, Jennifer (Mick) Conley, Sarah (Shawn) Smith, Emily (Bobby) Bennett, Jared (Torie) Clodfelter, Whitney (Matt) Ruf, Luke Stewart, Anna Clodfelter and Mary Clodfelter; as well as 22 great grandchildren.

Also surviving is his current wife Thalia Gibson Clodfelter and her children Kerry Poynter, Kathy Lee, Lee Ann Scoby and Gail Poynter.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 5p-8p at Hopkins – Rector Funeral Home in Greencastle, IN.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 2nd at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Hebron Cemetery in Russellville.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (give.michaeljfox.org) in honor of his son Steve.

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

Mildred Faye Layton

Mildred Faye Layton

AUGUST 11, 1936 – OCTOBER 28, 2022

 

Mildred Faye Layton, age 86, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022.

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

Larry Shelley Jr.

Larry Shelley Jr.

May 2, 1975  -  October 20, 2022

 

Larry Dean Shelley Jr., 47, went to be with Jesus on October 20, 2022. Larry was born to Larry Dean Sr. and Sherry Kay Shelley on May 2, 1975 in Brazil.

Larry enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, and hunting. Larry worked for several years at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. He loved to watch wrestling. He had a passion for stock car racing and loved spending time in the garage working on the car with his racing family.

Larry is preceded in death by his mother, Sherry Shelley, and a daughter, Micheala Ann Snyder.

Larry is survived by his children, Lauren, Kendra, Jordan, and Preston, as well as one grandchild, Hadley McCullough, his father, Larry Sr. (Donna), one sister, Nicole (Gary) Branson, a brother, Robert (Patty) Shelley, as well as a niece, Kirsten (Cody) and twin nephews, Matthew and Dalton, as well as many other extended family, friends, and special racing family.

A visitation will be held Friday, October 28th from 12-2 P.M. at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 East National Avenue in Brazil. A funeral service will begin at 2 P.M. Burial will follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery.

Larry was a simple man and would want everyone to wear casual clothing to the service, please do not feel like you must wear a suit and tie. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help defer funeral expenses.

Susan Gayle Daugherty

Susan Gayle Daugherty

December 29, 1941  -  October 23, 2022

 

Susan Gayle (Green) Daugherty, 80, of Peoria, Arizona, passed away at Ambiance Care Home, in Peoria, AZ on October 23, 2022.

 

Susan was born on December 29, 1941, in Greencastle, Indiana the daughter of Lloyd and Vivian Mary (Shelburn) Green. She graduated from Brazil High School. Susan married Joe Daugherty on November 12, 1960. While living in Brazil, Indiana, she worked in accounting for the General Telephone, Hancor, and Brazil Trucking Incorporated. Following retirement, she and Joe moved to Branson, Missouri where she worked for Bobby Vinton’s Blue Velvet Theatre. They move to Utah where she worked at an assisted living facility. She has called Peoria, Arizona her home for more than 25 years. There, she worked at National Auto Mart and retired at the age of 70.

 

Susan was an Arizona Cardinals fan and a huge Larry Bird fan. Susan and Joe had season tickets during his era at ISU and saved every program, news clipping, and article about him.

 

Susan enjoyed painting, writing, working Sudoku puzzles, and collecting antiques. She was very giving and loved her family dearly.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Vivian Green, a daughter Cynthia Suzanne Daugherty, and a granddaughter Halie Marie Hite.

 

Susan leaves behind her husband Joe Daugherty; 3 daughters: Pam Hite and husband Tony, Lori Coscarelli and husband Ernie, and Jennifer Daugherty; grandchildren: Michael Stuckey and wife Katie, Matthew Stuckey and wife Carissa, Jacob Hite and wife Raven, Jessica Coscarelli and wife Denise, Alex Coscarelli, Anthony Coscarelli, and Hunter Daugherty; great-grandchildren: Lainey Stuckey, Brynlee Clarke, Camden Clarke, Adrielle Stuckey, Deklen Stuckey, Tinsley Lemont, Jackson Hite, Kai Coscarelli, and Vincent Coscarelli; a sister Jerrie Green as well as a host of extended family members.

 

Donations may be made to The Halie Hite Scholarship Fund C/O Wabash Valley Community Foundation 200 S 8th St, Terre Haute, IN 47807.

 

Private services will be held at Clearview Cemetery at a later date.

 

Daniel Craig Masten

Daniel Craig Masten

JUNE 3, 1951 – OCTOBER 14, 2022

 

Daniel Craig Masten, 71, passed away in Nashville, Tennessee the morning of October 14, 2022. Born in Greencastle on June 3, 1951 to the late Donus E. and Dorothy A. Masten, Dan was a 1969 graduate of Greencastle High School.

While at GHS, he was initiated into the National Honor Society, and served as a delegate to Hoosier Boy’s State. A scholastically gifted high-achiever, he attended Wabash College, graduating in 1973 Magna Cum Laude with Distinction, and was invited into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. While at Wabash he was a member of the John Van Sycle Society, a group with roots at the University of Chicago, where members routinely attended symposia with the likes of Milton Friedman, Benjamin Rogge, and George J. Stigler. He was also selected in the summer of 1972 to page for Congressman John Myers in Washington, D.C. A proud member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, one of Dan’s greatest joys was gathering with his fraternity brothers for Homecoming or Monon Bell weekend. These men became his friends for life.

Upon graduation from Wabash, Dan attended Vanderbilt University School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor in 1979. He entered private practice in a Nashville partnership, and built many life-long relationships with colleagues and clients. He was licensed in Tennessee, Indiana, and Alabama, and was admitted before the Supreme Courts of all three states. At the time of his passing, he was serving as Chief Magistrate in the Davidson County (Tennessee) court system.

Dan is survived by brothers David and Tom, sister Julie, nephew Greg Masten, niece Stefanie Masten, companion/fiancée Nancy Claire Mark, and his former spouse and always friend, Mildred Plant Masten.

Dan loved his family, Sigma Chi, his fraternity Brothers, Wabash College, and his friends and brothers in the Fellowship. Particular thanks in that regard go to Jay Dickerson, who played a major role in his life post-November 8, 1990.

There will be at least two Celebrations of Life in Nashville; our Greencastle Celebration will be November 12, 2022 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Chapel, with the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Dan was a serious fan of Wabash Football, so we thought it appropriate for the service to coincide with the Monon Bell game day. To his cherished friends and family, there can be no doubt that from Chapter Eternal, a twelfth man will be rooting the Little Giants on to victory.

Carolyn Ann Kern

Carolyn Ann Kern

MARCH 5, 1935 – OCTOBER 22, 2022

 

Carolyn Ann Kern, 87, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at home, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 5, 1935, in Terre Haute, to Andrew J. and Dicie D. (Jackson) Miller.

Carolyn is survived by her children: Andrew Kern, James Kern, and Pam Morris; grandchildren: Shelby, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Dennis, Angela, Brandon, James, Heather, Nicole, and Chad.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Kern; her son, Dennis Kern; grandson, David Kern; and all of her siblings.

Carolyn worked as a CNA for Winter Park Memorial Hospital in Florida for many years. She loved to be outside, soaking up the warm, Florida sun. Carolyn also enjoyed cleaning her home, keeping it tidy, comfortable, and welcoming at all times. She will be truly missed by those who were blessed to know her.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 28 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral home. Carolyn will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Ronald Gene Palmer

Ronald Gene Palmer

May 22, 1962 ~ October 20, 2022 (age 60)

 

Ronald Gene Palmer, age 60 of Martinsville passed away October 20th, 2022.

He was born May 22nd, 1962 to the late Richard and Mary (Swann) Palmer.

Ronald was a Safety and Hazmat Coordinator at Geodis, he was a member of the Moose Lodge in Speedway and was a former longtime member of the Cloverdale Conservation Club.

He is survived by his son Ron (Samantha) Palmer; daughter Felicia (David) Collins of Indianapolis; brothers Robert (Karen Sears) Palmer, Fred (Stephanie) Palmer, Steve (Patty) Palmer, Donald Palmer; grandchildren Ronnie, Addilynn, Brianna, Bailey, Baby Collins; brother-in-law William (Shellie) Bryant; former wife of 23 years Kellie Young; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Ronald will be held at 12:00 pm Wednesday October 26th, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the service time of 12:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Myrna Lynn (Tyler) Sutherlin

Myrna Lynn (Tyler) Sutherlin

June 18, 1947 ~ October 19, 2022 (age 75)

 

Myrna Lynn Sutherlin, age 75 of Cloverdale passed away at home, October 19th, 2022.

She was born June 18th, 1947 to the late Darrell Wayne and Ruby Rosemary (Jones) Tyler.

Myrna married David A. Sutherlin November 14th, 1966 and he preceded her in death June 18th, 2013.

Myrna was the utility clerk for the town of Cloverdale for 33 years.

She is survived by her daughters Lori (Ron) Belcher, Leah (John) Moy, Rebecca Hilton; brothers Milan (Jackie) Tyler, Darrell Tyler; sister Mici (Jack) Wilhite; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and her best friend Murphy.

In addition to her parents and husband she is also preceded in death by her grandson Joshua David Huber and brother Mark Lane Tyler.

A Celebration of life for Myrna will be held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday November 20th, 2022 at Lou’s Diner in Cloverdale. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Rita Haviland

Rita Haviland

October 4, 1954  -  October 21, 2022

 

Rita Jean Haviland, 68, passed away October 21, 2022 in Clinton, Indiana. Rita was born to the late Lee Blackburn and Cora (Smith) Anno on October 4, 1954 in Joliet, Illinois.

Rita loved to watch criminal tv shows, including her favorite, Law & Order. She enjoyed gambling and playing backgammon on her phone. Family was very important to her and she loved spending time with her grandchildren. Rite loved dolphins, elephants, and watching the Indianapolis Colts.

Rita is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roger, an infant daughter, Jennifer, as well as one sister, Rhonda Nance.

Rita is survived by her children, Chastity Haviland, Billy Haviland (Alyssa), and Tony Haviland (Aleska), grandchildren, Devin Haviland-Michael (Alex), Chase Haviland (Maddy), Draven Bender (Alexis), Billy J. Haviland Jr., Nike Haviland, Shane Howard, and Parker Haviland, as well as great grandchildren, a half-sister, Kellie Weisbecker Larez.

A celebration will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to offset funeral costs, c/o French Funeral Home, PO Box 1 Brazil, Indiana 47834.

Vivian Maxine Zurcher

Vivian Maxine Zurcher

October 26, 1927  -  October 21, 2022

 

Vivian Maxine Zurcher, 94, formerly of Clay City, Indiana, went to her heavenly home, on Friday, October 21, 2022, while staying at Cobblestone Crossing Health Campus, in Terre Haute.

 

Maxine was born on October 26, 1927, in Clay City, Indiana to Earl “Jack” Heath and Nina (West) Heath. She married Thurman Dale Zurcher on August 2, 1947, in Stinesville, Indiana. She loved quilting, cross stitch embroidery, and jig saw puzzles, also cooking for her family.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Thurman Dale Zurcher, son Roger Dale Zurcher, and a sister June Skinner.

 

Maxine is survived by her son Paul Zurcher and wife Janet of Poland; a sister Naomi Corbin of Terre Haute; grandchildren: Michelle (Scott) Ricketts, Shavawn (Scott) Sawyer, John (Lisa) Zurcher, William Zurcher, Sara (Zeke) Kull, a niece Donna (Mike) Bedwell of St. James, Missouri, as well as several great-grandchildren.

 

Graveside services will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 1:00 PM.

 

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

Kate Vermillion

Kate Vermillion

JULY 9, 1949 – OCTOBER 20, 2022

 

Kate Vermillion, age 73, of West Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2022.

Kate was born in El Paso, Texas on July 9, 1949 to Perry and Edna Faye (Cowen) Humphrey.

She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, John Paul Vermillion; her sons, Neil Vermillion and Glen Vermillion (Sheri Vermillion). She is also survived by her siblings: Perry Humphrey (Beverly Humphrey), and Doris Mills.

Kate was a member of Sugar Creek Baptist Church in West Terre Haute. She enjoyed cooking, movies, family, reading, shopping, hot tea, cold ice cream, and music.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Perry and Edna Faye (Cowen) Humphrey, and her sister Rena Humphrey.

Kate will be laid to rest at Roselawn Memorial Park. There are no services scheduled at this time.

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

Earlene (Underwood) Barr

Earlene (Underwood) Barr

June 3, 1938  -  October 20, 2022

 

Earlene (Underwood) Barr, 84, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care on October 20, 2022, following an extended illness.

 

Earlene was born on June 3, 1938, in Brazil, Indiana, the daughter of Herbert Malcom and Mildred (Harrell) Underwood. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1956 and later from Indiana Business College. She married David Lee Barr on September 7, 1958. They had been married for 56 years prior to Dave’s passing in 2014. Together they owned and operated Underwood Truck Lines, in Brazil, following her father Herbert’s passing in 1969.

 

Earlene had a contagious smile and laugh. She often told others “Always give everyone a smile and they will give it right back to you”. She brightened every room she entered. She enjoyed walking the beach and collecting seashells on Sanibel Island, Florida, horse camping with family and friends, and spending time with her grandchildren. She loved taking her grandchildren shopping and she was known for her beautiful cakes she made for family and friends.

 

Earlene was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Mildred Underwood and her husband David Barr.

 

Earlene is survived by her son Doug Barr (Terry); a daughter Debbie Bunch; grandkids: Derek Barr (Allison), Darice Barr, Bethany Kramer (Kalama), Colleen Osborn (William), Sarah Cox (Trent), and Sam Bunch; great-grandkids: Chael, Ava, David, Haddie, Emersyn, Carson, Parker, and Benjamin.

 

Graveside services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brazil Union Church or an organization of your choice.

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

Genevieve Bond

Genevieve Bond

December 28, 1928  -  October 21, 2022

 

Genevieve Bond, 93, passed away October 21, 2022. Genevieve was born to the late Fred and Ethel (Killion) Lafollette on December 20, 1928 in Brazil, Indiana.

Genevieve worked as a cook for Reelsville School Corporation as well as South Putnam School Corporation. Genevieve loved flowers, and truly enjoyed gardening. She was a homemaker for many years. Her favorite pastime was playing Bingo.

Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Cebert Bond, siblings, Josephine Rader, Sylvia Whitehead, Barb Mostelller, Frank Lafollette, Tom Lafollette, and Charlie Lafollette, as well as several half siblings. Genevieve was also preceded in death by a grandson, Scott Bond.

Genevieve is survived by her children, William Bond (Kathy), Rodney Bond (Rebecca), and Steven Bond, three grandchildren, Bryan Bond, Matthew Bond (Lisa), Brooke Hertz (John), as well as eight great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 25th from 12-1 P.M. at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Avenue in Brazil. A funeral service will begin at 1 P.M. Burial will follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery.

 

Dorothy Jane Beams

Dorothy Jane Beams

JANUARY 23, 1927 – OCTOBER 21, 2022

 

Dorothy Jane Beams, age 95, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away on Friday, October 21, 2022.

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

Wilma Jean Fenwick Sillery

Wilma Jean Fenwick Sillery

JANUARY 21, 1934 – OCTOBER 20, 2022

 

Wilma Jean Fenwick Sillery, 88, of Greencastle passed away on October 20, 2022, at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville.

Wilma was born in Somerset, Kentucky on January 21, 1934, the daughter of Clarence and Letha (Abbott) Bonifacius, and was a 1952 graduate of Roachdale High School.

Wilma was a member of the First Assembly of God in Greencastle for 60 years. She worked for DePauw University for over 20 years. Wilma loved gardening and being outdoors.

Survivors include her four children, Steve Fenwick, (Erin Mahoney), Karen Gruenholz, (Tim), Gary Fenwick, (Lynn), and David Sillery, (Jana); three sisters, Anna Schroeder, Faye Bartlett, and Mary Vangundy, (Hal); three brothers, Clarence Bonifacius, (Jan), James Bonifacius, (Kathy), and William Bonifacius; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Tanner Kyle Speed Fenwick; her first husband, Hurbert “Speed” Fenwick; her second husband, Charles W. Sillery; and a daughter-in-law, Sherrie Fenwick.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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

Melinda June Smith

Melinda June Smith

JUNE 4, 1965 – OCTOBER 19, 2022

 

Melinda June Smith, age 57, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

Melinda was born on June 4, 1965 in Terre Haute, to Ervin M. Waller and Dorothy A (Brown) Waller.

She is survived by her three children: Jeremy Smith (Staci), Jammie Hires (Billy), and Jennifer Bolton; her 10 grandchildren: Sierra, Haley, Jolene, Jazmyn, Braxton, Ayden, Allie, Anna, Alec, and Asher; as well as her great-grandchild, Leilani. Melinda is also survived by her sister, Dorothy Jean Gross.

Melinda was Known for her spunky character. In her younger years, she loved to go on walks and spend time with her grandchildren. She wanted to make sure that everyone knew that she was the Boss.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: Ervin, Carl, and Marshall Waller; and her sisters, Mary Lewis and Luella Smith.

A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 11am -1pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. Service will begin at 1pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. Services will conclude at the Funeral Home.

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

Sue Ellen Weger

Sue Ellen Weger

DECEMBER 25, 1944 – OCTOBER 19, 2022

 

Sue Ellen Compton Weger "Lady", age 77, of Terre Haute, Indiana was called home by our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. She gained her wings surrounded by her children and family in her home.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mary Schwab and Wayne Compton; her husband, Donald "Pete" Weger; her daughter, Melody Steven Parker; granddaughter, Cathy Rana Kearshner; her brother, Wayne "Pic" Compton; and her sisters: Bonnie England, Jeri Gilland and Kay Jones.

Survivors include her children, James Stevens (Julie), Pam Reed (Tom), Kevin Stevens (Nelda), Shannon Hollis (Bill), and Mary Schell (Companion Mike). She is also survived by her brothers, Jack Dersch and Gary Dersch (Cindy); 17 grandchildren; her many great-grandchildren; and one great, great-granddaughter.

Sue loved her family and was loved by many. She enjoyed spending time with her large family, loved children, enjoyed bingo, Bunko, and long rides in the country. A highlight of her earlier life was her marriage to Donald on March 9th, 1973. She was a hard worker in her years at The Tulip Company and the Vigo County School Corporation. If you knew her, then you knew to call her "Lady".

The family of Sue would like to give the Hospice of the Wabash Valley, Jody Pomfret, Mandy Fleener, Wendy Foster, and Ric May a special thank you to the dedication and care that they provided Lady.

Visitation will be held at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home on Monday 24, 2022 from 11am -1pm. Service will begin at 1pm.

A graveside service will follow at Bethesda Cemetery in West Terre Haute.

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

Tommy Megenhardt

Tommy Megenhardt

July 29, 1949  -  October 19, 2022

 

Rex Thomas “Tommy” Megenhardt, 73, of Brazil, Indiana passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, on October 19, 2022, following an extended illness.

 

Tommy was born on July 29, 1949, in Clay County, Indiana the son of Rex and Helen (Dillman) Megenhardt. He graduated from Brazil High School. He worked for the Clay County Highway Department for a while prior to beginning work at, Clay County Hospital, Regional Hospital, and then Clay Community Schools as a janitor for several years.

 

Tommy enjoyed watching NASCAR, Colts Football, IU Basketball and working out in the lawn.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents Rex and Helen Megenhardt.

 

He is survived by his brother Randy (Debi) Megenhardt; two nephews: Daniel Megenhardt and Matthew Megenhardt (Maya); great-niece Melini Megenhardt; three aunts: Peggy, Dorothy “Dot”, and Nancy.

 

Burial will be held at Centerpoint Cemetery at a later date.

 

French Funeral Home has been entrusted with his care.

Frances Louise Williams, age 79, of Quincy

Frances Louise Williams, age 79, of Quincy, went to be with the Lord, October 15th, 2022. She was born July 12th, 1943 to the late Everett and Faye (Baldwin) Freeman.

She married Larry Dean Williams August 18th, 1961 and he survives.

Frances was a Homemaker, she was the rock of the Williams family, their beloved Mom, Grandma, and GG.

In addition to her husband Larry Dean Williams she is also survived by her children Jeffrey Lee (Beth) Williams, Gary Wayne (Corrine) Williams, Pamela Sue (John) Cummings, Dean (Heather) Williams, Cynthia Renee (Donny) Reinking; brother Junior Freeman, 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many step grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her great-grandson Stevie Lee Carpenter Jr.; brothers Albert Freeman, Lee Freeman, Gib Freeman; sisters Floy Black, Bertha Walt.

Funeral Services for Frances will be held Thursday, October 20th, 2022 at 12:00pm, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.  Burial will follow in the Mannan Cemetery.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net. 

Daniel E. Moon, age 83, of Spencer

Daniel E. Moon, age 83, of Spencer, passed away, October 18, 2022. He was born November 19th, 1938 to the late Howard and Margarette (Miller) Moon.

Dan married Margaret (Clark) Moon June 25th, 1961 and she preceded him in death January 28th, 2015.

Dan was a Barber from 1962 to 2020 retiring after 58 years.

He is survived by his son Mell Moon of Cloverdale, grandchildren Heather Moon, Brandon Moon; great-grandchildren Arianna Moon, Maverick Moon; brother Fred (Karen) Moon.

In addition to his wife and parents he is also preceded in death by his brother Michael Moon.

A Memorial service for Dan will be held at a later date. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Edna Louise Taylor, 88, of Brownsburg, formerly of Greencastle

Edna Louise Taylor, 88, of Brownsburg, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2022.

Born February 6, 1934 in Lafayette, IN, the daughter of George Adolf and Ada Marie (Runyan) Blain.

Edna had worked as secretary for the Greencastle Presbyterian Church and was also a member for several years. She had also served as secretary for the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Greencastle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edmund P. Taylor Sr.; and daughter Jeanette Taylor.

Edna is survived by her sons, Mark Taylor, Edmund Taylor Jr., and Daniel Taylor Sr.; a sister Elaine Baumgardt; eight grandchildren; seven great grandsons and one great granddaughter; and one great great grandson.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, October 21, 2022 at the Forest Hill Cemetery. Interment will follow.

Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Phyllis M. Wells, aged 78

Phyllis M. Wells, aged 78, passed from this life on September 21, 2022. Born on July 26, 1944, her parents were Charles and LaVerne (Phillips) Wells (preceded in death).

Phyllis is survived by her brothers, Marvin (Gerri) Wells, Ronald (Carol) Wells, Charles (Marcia) Wells, Allen Wells, her sister, Joyce (Randy) Whybrew, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Phyllis was, also, preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Ardell, and brother-in law, Bob Ardell; sister-in-law, Candice Wells, and a nephew, Derrick Wells.

She was a graduate of the Greencastle High School. Phyllis was a faithful employee and worked many years for P. R. Mallory until its closing, Low Bill Grocery and F. B. Distro.

Fondly known as her “Family’s Bingo Lady”, she enjoyed her loving family, reading, and working with ceramics.

Graveside rites will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the Coatesville Cemetery, Coatesville, IN. Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Her family asks that in lieu of flowers, that friends and family may give a monetary gift to their choice of charity.

Thomas James Butts, 60, of Greencastle

Thomas James Butts, 60, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2022 in Indianapolis.

Thomas was born in Danville, Illinois on December 4, 1961, the son of Donald J. and Lieselotte (Jurgens) Butts.

Tom worked his entire life as a diesel Mechanic, and for more than a decade he worked for Dave Tomasch Incorporated (DTI).

Survivors include his wife Monica (Bright) Butts, Greencastle; his two children, Leeah (Butts) Vasquez, (Jason Wojcicki), Griffith; and Thomas Butts, (Megan Vandeventer), Brazil; a sister, Lisa Lane, South Carolina; a grandson, Sylas Vasquez, Griffith; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Andrew J. Butts; and his father and mother-in-law, Gary and Darlene (Cline) Biddle.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2022 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Pat Smith officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Tom's memory to the donors choice.

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

Richard Edward Farris, 76, of Greencastle, formerly of Spencer

Richard Edward Farris, 76, of Greencastle, formerly of Spencer, passed away on October 14, 2022 surrounded by family.

 

Born March 22, 1946 in Piedmont, West Virginia, the son of William and Mary L. Farris.

 

Richard was veteran having served in the United States Army.

 

He had worked in maintenance for several years. Richard was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church in Patricksburg, IN.

 

He married Anna (Zoeller) Farris and she preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter

 

Richard is survived by his children, Jacinda Farris, Bradley (wife, Angie) Farris, Clinton (wife, Tammy) Farris, Tania (husband, Rick) Richardson, and Brandy (wife, Catherine) Farris; grandchildren, Nikki, Katie, Bradley, Danielle, Brock, Brooklyn, Jessica, Ashley, Jennifer,James, Wayne, and Gabriel; and several great grandchildren.

 

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer, IN.

 

Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

William "Mouse" Sanders

William "Mouse" Sanders

September 3, 1961  -  October 16, 2022

 

William “Mouse” Robert Sanders, 61, of Brazil, Indiana passed away on October 16, 2022 at St. Vincent Heart Center.

 

Mouse was born on September 3, 1961, the son of Bid and Eithel (Wright) Sanders. He served in the Indiana National Guard from 1980 until 1992. He worked at Hulman Field, Hoosier Handpack, and Morris Manufacturing. He also worked as a mechanic, in construction, and doing odd jobs.

 

He will be remembered as having a great since of humor. He enjoyed fishing, camping, drumming, partying and spending time with his friends and family, listening to rock and roll and spending time with his grandkids.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents Bid and Eithel Sanders.

 

Survivors include his daughters: Angel Shonk and Chasity Moorhead (Robert); grandchildren: Tearra, Robert, Isaiah, and Reace; a brother Lewis Sanders: 4 nieces: Ashlynn, Sieiarra, Bambi, and Savannah.

 

Cremation services have been entrusted to French Funeral Home, in Brazil.

 

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

Janet Susan Harris

Janet Susan Harris

SEPTEMBER 11, 1944 – OCTOBER 18, 2022

 

Janet Susan Harris, age 78, of North Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

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

Sondra Lou Crawford

Sondra Lou Crawford

AUGUST 21, 1936 – OCTOBER 14, 2022

 

Sondra Lou Crawford, age 86, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Friday, October 14, 2022.

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

Sheri Lynn Joy

Sheri Lynn Joy

FEBRUARY 17, 1945 – OCTOBER 17, 2022

 

Sheri Lynn Joy, age 77, of Clinton, Indiana passed away on Monday, October 17, 2022 to be with God and family.

She was born on February 17, 1945 to James and Dorothy Joy, who preceded her in death.

Sheri will join her grandparents Paul and Maudie Duchene and Arlie and Maude Joy; her special Uncle and Aunt, Paul and Norma Duchene; along with her niece and nephew, Mandy and Golden Joy.

She is survived by her son, Scott Leverenz and daughter, Lori Leverenz; grandchildren, Jesse Sutton (Jana Rollings) and Reece Leverenz; and her great grandson, Jack Sutton. Also is survived by her special friend, Sally Luft and her several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Sheri loved decorating, watching old movies and crime shows. She loved reading non-fiction books and Elvis, who she got to see 3 times in person.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and homecare givers who took special care of Sheri during her illness.

A private family service will be scheduled at a later date.

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

Daniel E. Moon

Daniel E. Moon

November 19, 1938 ~ October 18, 2022 (age 83)

 

Daniel E. Moon, age 83 of Spencer passed away, October 18, 2022. He was born November 19th, 1938 to the late Howard and Margarette (Miller) Moon.

Dan married Margaret (Clark) Moon June 25th, 1961 and she preceded him in death January 28th, 2015.

Dan was a Barber from 1962 to 2020 retiring after 58 years.

He is survived by his son Mell Moon of Cloverdale, grandchildren Heather Moon, Brandon Moon; great-grandchildren Arianna Moon, Maverick Moon; brother Fred (Karen) Moon.

In addition to his wife and parents he is also preceded in death by his brother Michael Moon.

A Memorial service for Dan will be held at a later date. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

James W. Weese

James W. Weese

September 11, 1971  -  October 14, 2022

 

James William Weese, 51, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at Union Hospital, on October 14, 2022.

 

Jim was born on September 11, 1971, in Clay County, Indiana the son of Ronald D. and Linda (Targett) Weese. He graduated from Northview High School with the class of 1990. Jim worked at Pages for several years. He also worked as a grill cook for several years and as a glass installer.

 

When he wasn’t working, he loved playing and writing music, writing poetry, playing his guitar “Jade”, playing with his band Wooden Tree, watching Janice’s grandchildren play football; and especially spending time with his family and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his father Ronald D. Weese; grandparents: Jim and Bonnie Targett and Bill and Trellis Weese.

 

Survivors include his mother Linda Weese Robison (Clifford); siblings: Amy Radwick (Mark) and Mark Preston Weese; very special friend Janice Yockey; Janice’s children: Ryan Yockey, Jennifer Yockey, Joni Barrow (Chris); their 9 children; and a great-grandchild; four nieces and nephews: Gail, Jessica, Tidy, and Aaron; a great-nephew Knox; as well as many extended family members and friends.

 

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

 

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

Frances Louise (Freeman) Williams

Frances Louise (Freeman) Williams

July 12, 1943 ~ October 15, 2022 (age 79)

 

Frances Louise Williams, age 79 of Quincy went to be with the Lord, October 15th, 2022. She was born July 12th, 1943 to the late Everett and Faye (Baldwin) Freeman.

She married Larry Dean Williams August 18th, 1961 and he survives.

Frances was a Homemaker, she was the rock of the Williams family, their beloved Mom, Grandma, and GG.

In addition to her husband Larry Dean Williams she is also survived by her children Jeffrey Lee (Beth) Williams, Gary Wayne (Corrine) Williams, Pamela Sue (John) Cummings, Dean (Heather) Williams, Cynthia Renee (Donny) Reinking; brother Junior Freeman, 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many step grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her great-grandson Stevie Lee Carpenter Jr.; brothers Albert Freeman, Lee Freeman, Gib Freeman; sisters Floy Black, Bertha Walt.

Funeral Services for Frances will be held Thursday, October 20th, 2022 at 12:00pm, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.  Burial will follow in the Mannan Cemetery.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net. 

John Lewis

John Lewis

1938 - 2022

 

 

Mr. John Lewis Baumunk, 83, of Lizton, Indiana, passed away Friday, October 14, 2022, at Hendricks Regional Health Hospital in Danville.  He was born in Reelsville, Indiana, on November 7, 1938, the son of the late Lewis and Helen (Blair) Baumunk.          

On January 12,1980, he was married to Anita Louise (Ray) Baumunk; she survives. 

John was a graduate of Reelsville High School.  Following school, he served his country honorably in the United States Army.

He worked as a truck driver for Smith Trucking in North Salem for many years and then for the Hendricks County Highway Department for 15 years.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Baumunk of Lizton; children, Cheryl, Brian, and Darin; several grandchildren; and a sister Mary (Larry) McGinnis of Arizona.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a sister, Elaine.

Funeral Services are planned for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at the Porter and Hunt Funeral Home & Crematory, 6 South California Street, in North Salem, Indiana.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until the time of services.

Interment with military rites will follow at K of P Cemetery in Lizton, Indiana.

Memorials may be directed in John’s memory to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, or www.woundedwarrior.org/donate.

 

Sherri Sullivan

Sherri Sullivan

December 10, 1942  -  October 14, 2022

 

Sharon “Sherri” S. (Hedge – McCrocklin) Sullivan, Terre Haute, passed from mortal sight on October 14, 2022, surrounded by her beloved family.

 

Sherri was born to Hershel and Georgia (Drake) Hedge, of Lawrenceville, Illinois on December 10, 1942, in Bridgeport. She was big sister to Sandra Kay Safady (Orlando, Fl) and Louwanna Gard (Lawrenceville).

Sherri married Gary McCrocklin, Sr., on February 2, 1968, in Brazil. Sherri was untiringly devoted to her family, never missing a school event, ball game, or anything involving her children. She operated the concession stand for Clay Youth League for what seemed like decades and enjoyed getting to know the kids and families – all the while working sometimes 2 or 3 jobs. She began her working years as a telephone operator in Lawrenceville. She loved caring for others and worked in home healthcare until retirement. She loved spending time with family and friends, reading, watching Hallmark movies, and going to church.

Thousands of words could be written about her loving, caring nature, but they are best known in the minds and hearts of all who met her.

 

Later she married Vernon Sullivan, and they enjoyed many years together.

 

She was preceded into eternity by her parents and her husbands.

 

She is survived by her sisters, and her children: Shelley Greene, Phillip “Bubba” (Valantina) McCrocklin, Gary McCrocklin, Jr., and Shawn (Steve) McCrocklin. Grandchildren: Brandon Sutherland, Deaven (Tristan) Langley, Chase (Noely), Jordyn, and Olivia McCrocklin; two great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and her GrandPugs.

 

Friends may call at French Funeral Home in Brazil, Wednesday October 19 from 5pm to 7pm, with services at 7pm. Cremation has been selected.

 

In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to First Church of Christ, Scientist – Terre Haute, 2500 Prairieton Road, Terre Haute, IN 47802, or a children’s charity.

Barbara DeHart

Barbara DeHart

May 9, 1953  -  October 14, 2022

 

Barbara Sue DeHart, 69, passed away October 14, 2022 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Barbara was born to the late Lester “Buck” Harper and Lucille (Barr) Harper on May 9, 1953.

Barbara worked in corrections for several years, as well as the Attorney Generals Office. She enjoyed playing bingo in her free time. Most of all, she loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Barbara was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where she loved sharing the love of Christ.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, James DeHart, her parents, Buck and Lucille, one grandson, Pierson DeHart, brother, Curt Harper, and one niece and one nephew.

Barbara is survived by her children, Scott DeHart of Terre Haute, Ryan (Libby) DeHart of Terre Haute, and Chris (Melissa) DeHart of Brazil, seven grandchildren, Zachary Duggins, Rylee DeHart, Mason DeHart, Lucas DeHart, Ethan DeHart, Tori DeHart, and Addi DeHart, one brother, Brad (Linda) Harper, and a sister, Linda Patterson, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, October 19th from 11-1 at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Avenue in Brazil. A funeral service will begin at 1 P.M. Burial will follow at Highland Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000 Boone, North Carolina 28607, or Lottie Moon Missions.

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

Jack Long

Jack Long

April 9, 1949  -  October 13, 2022

 

Jack Robert Long, 73, of Clay City, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at Cobblestone Crossings in Terre Haute, Indiana.

He was born in Brazil, Indiana on April 9, 1949, the son of George and Ruth Colenbaugh Long. Jack was a graduate of Clay City High School, the class of 1967.

After high school, he served with the 181st Air National Guard at Hulman Field. He also attended the short course in agriculture at Purdue University.

He married Belinda Fulk on October 11, 1969. Together they raised their children on the family farm. He worked along side his dad, brother and son and was committed through the years to the success of the farm operation.

Jack was a member of First United Church of Christ, the White River Valley Antique Association and the Clay City-Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department. Because of his love of tractor pulling and antique tractors, he spent many hours helping at the Clay City Fair pull strip.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ruth Long, his in-laws, Johnny and Gilma Gene Fulk and his brother, Richard Long.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Belinda Long and his daughter, Jenny Hutchinson and her husband Randy of Noblesville, Indiana, his son, Brad Long and his wife Angela of Clay City, Indiana and his grandchildren, Ethan and Zach Hutchinson and Brady and Georgia Long. Also surviving are his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Darenda and Willis Dyer and Cathy and John Sutton, his nieces and nephews, Alissa Roberts, Amanda Roberts, Andrew Dyer, Scott Long, Greg Long and their families.

A visitation will be held Monday, October 17th from 4-8 P.M. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East 8th Street in Clay City. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, October 18th at First United Church of Christ, 6414 South County Road 300 East, Clay City, Indiana 47841.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First United Church of Christ, 6414 South County Road 300 East, Clay City, Indiana 47841, or Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter 50 E 91st St Ste 100 Indianapolis, IN 46240.

To post a note of condolence, please visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com

Richard Edward Farris

Richard Edward Farris

MARCH 22, 1946 – OCTOBER 14, 2022

 

Richard Edward Farris, 76, of Greencastle, formerly of Spencer, passed away on October 14, 2022 surrounded by family.

Born March 22, 1946 in Piedmont, West Virginia, the son of William and Mary L. Farris.

Richard was veteran having served in the United States Army.

He had worked in maintenance for several years. Richard was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church in Patricksburg, IN.

He married Anna (Zoeller) Farris and she preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter

Richard is survived by his children, Jacinda Farris, Bradley (wife, Angie) Farris, Clinton (wife, Tammy) Farris, Tania (husband, Rick) Richardson, and Brandy (wife, Catherine) Farris; grandchildren, Nikki, Katie, Bradley, Danielle, Brock, Brooklyn, Jessica, Ashley, Jennifer,James, Wayne, and Gabriel; and several great grandchildren.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer, IN. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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

Edna Louise Taylor

Edna Louise Taylor

FEBRUARY 6, 1934 – OCTOBER 13, 2022

 

Edna Louise Taylor, 88, of Brownsburg, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2022.

Born February 6, 1934 in Lafayette, IN, the daughter of George Adolf and Ada Marie (Runyan) Blain.

Edna had worked as secretary for the Greencastle Presbyterian Church and was also a member for several years. She had also served as secretary for the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Greencastle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edmund P. Taylor Sr.; and daughter Jeanette Taylor.

Edna is survived by her sons, Mark Taylor, Edmund Taylor Jr., and Daniel Taylor Sr.; a sister Elaine Baumgardt; eight grandchildren; seven great grandsons and one great granddaughter; and one great great grandson.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, October 21, 2022 at the Forest Hill Cemetery. Interment will follow.

Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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

Earl Dennis Perrill Jr.

Earl Dennis Perrill Jr.

MARCH 8, 1961 – OCTOBER 12, 2022

 

Earl Dennis Perrill Jr., age 61, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

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

Hester Morris

Hester Morris

MARCH 5, 1932 – OCTOBER 12, 2022

 

Hester E Morris of Terre Haute, passed peacefully at home after a long and full life. She was very loved and will be missed terribly by her son Jay Allen, her granddaughter Rachel, and her many nieces and nephews. If you would like to pay your respects, you are welcome to attend the memorial service we are holding in her honor on October 22, 2022 at Roselawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Terre Haute, from 11:00 to 1:00 pm.

Ruth June Hamilton

Ruth June Hamilton

JANUARY 25, 1934 – OCTOBER 12, 2022

 

Ruth June Hamilton, 88, of Terre Haute, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at IU Health in Indianapolis. She was born on January 25, 1934, in Terre Haute to Audie Faye and Madeline (Madden) Deckard. She married Carl Arthur Hamilton on June 9, 1956.

Ruth is survived by her children: Debbie Fields and husband Bob of Brazil, Bill Hamilton of Terre Haute, and Chuck Hamilton of Terre Haute; grandchildren: Kristina Fielding and husband Chris, Willie Hamilton, and Austin Hamilton; great-grandchildren: Bailey Fielding, Brielyn Fielding, and Nik Hamilton; a sister-in-law, one niece, and three nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Ron Hamilton; grandson, Carl Robert Hamilton; a sister, Ida Mae Monroe and a brother, Audie Deckard, Jr.

Ruth was a 1952 graduate of Gerstmeyer High School. She worked for several years at White’s Dental Lab and then at Union Hospital in various departments for 15 years. After her retirement, Ruth was a dedicated volunteer for the Service League at Union Hospital.

Ruth’s favorite thing was to spend time with her family. She loved going to the race track with her family and supporting them as they raced. She even took up drag racing, climbing through the ranks of Powder Puff Drag Racing at the Terre Haute Action Dragway. She enjoyed going to yard sales and working at the Covered Bridge Festival alongside her daughter. The gift of time was the best gift, and Ruth cherished every moment she spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 20 at the funeral home. Ruth will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com

Roselynn Moyer

Roselynn Moyer

April 17, 1929  -  October 12, 2022

 

Roselynn Moyer (Julbert), 93, of Lewis, Indiana, passed away on October 12, 2022 at Spring Hill Nursing Home, in Terre Haute, following an extended illness.

 

Roselynn was born on April 17, 1929, in Brazil, Indiana the daughter of Prosper and Jessie (Rose) Julbert. 

 

She graduated from Brazil High School. Roselynn married Leroy W. Moyer who preceded her in death. Roselynn was a member of the Friendly Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, playing Bingo and Embroidery.

 

She is survived by her 6 children: John Moyer (Betty), Marsha Chapman, Jerri Close (Dub), Sue Danko (Dave), Ronald Moyer, and Patsy (Pat) Wallace; grandchildren: Brian, Roshel, Daniel, Nicky, Amanda, Greg, Jennifer, Cindy, Jessica, Lacey, Jessie, Ashley, Michael, and Jason; a step-grandson: A.J. Wallace; several great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

 

Roselynn was preceded in death by her parents: Prosper and Jessie Julbert; her husband Leroy Moyer; a brother John Julbert; and a sister Amelia Thompson.

 

Cremation services have been entrusted to Schoppenhorst Funeral Home 301 E. Eighth St. Clay City, Indiana.

 

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

Stephen Allen Wade

Stephen Allen Wade

Jan. 16, 1955-Oct. 10, 2022

 

Stephen Allen Wade, 67, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 10, 2022, at Sugar Creek Rehabilitation in Greenfield.

Born Jan. 16, 1955, he was the son of Charles H. Wade and Nyoda L. Brown Wade. He attended Crawfordsville schools.

Surviving family includes: brother David Joe (Kathy) Wade of Pepperell, Massachusetts; two sisters, Janet Sue Lyon of New Richmond and Myrna (Sam) Thompson of Crawfordsville; sister-in-law Paula Wade of Crawfordsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law Stanley Lyon; and two brothers, Charles L. Wade and Michael D. Wade.

Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will begin at 3 p.m., led by Pastor Darla Goodrich. After the service, he will be laid to rest next to his parents at Oak Hill Cemetery South.

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

Dr. Robert E. Brower

Dr. Robert E. Brower

Jan. 28, 1951-Oct. 6, 2022

 

Dr. Robert Eugene Brower, 71, of Brownsburg passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.

A graduate of Logansport High School, he was an art teacher at Carmel Junior High, principal at Westfield High School, and most recently superintendent of North Montgomery Schools. Bob was an author, artist, historian.

In addition, he coached many sports, including the first CHS softball state champions. Bob was a world traveler and a student of science.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dorothy Brower.

Survivors include: his wife, Sherida Brower; daughter Amy Leigh (Josh) Keller; son Adam Benjamin (Amy) Brower; sisters, Clella (Mike) Alberts and Pamela (Frank) Haines; grandchildren, Addeline Brower, Cole Keller and Aiden Brower; and many other beloved relatives.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Dr. Robert E. Brower Educational Scholarship Fund at the Montgomery County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 334, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Online memorial gifts may be made at www.mccf-in.org.

Private services were held.

Vicky Sue Williams

Vicky Sue Williams

NOVEMBER 16, 1956 – OCTOBER 11, 2022

 

Vicky Sue Williams, age 65, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Vicky was born in Brazil.

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

Charles William Tipton

Charles William Tipton

AUGUST 1, 1940 – OCTOBER 11, 2022

 

Charles W. Tipton, 82, Greencastle, Indiana, passed away Oct.11, 2022, at the Putnam Co. Hospital in Greencastle, IN.

He was born June 1, 1940 in Anderson, Indiana to Elvenia M. Reinhardt Tipton and Thomas Verlie Tipton.

He lived in Anderson, Chesterfield, and Daleville and from Feb. 1982 until March 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He then returned to Anderson and lived there until Nov. 1997 when he & his wife, Barbara, moved to Lady Lake, FL and Ocala, FL. He moved back to Indiana in Jan. 2005.

Charles graduated from Lindbergh School in 1954 and Anderson High School in 1958. He also attended Indiana Business College in 1959. He was a 1988 graduate of Indiana University at Kokomo.

He worked at A&P Supermarket from 1954 to 1962, where he also was union steward and served on the Board of Directors for Local 1441 Retail Clerks Association at the age of 19. He was employed by Delco Remy in 1962 and worked in Plants 3, 7, 10, 11, 17, 19, & 20, on utility, production, and stock chaser. He also worked in the Production Control Office in Plant 20 and the Technical Training Center in Plant 1. He served on the United Way committee and as tour guide in Plant 20. He retired in 1993. Charles entered the Army in 1963 and was honorably discharged in 1966 with the rank of Corporal.

He was a member of American Legion, past member of the Moose Lodge in Greencastle, Eagles Lodge in Plainfield and Anderson, and was a past member of Travelers Protection Association, Independent Insurance Agents Association, and I.U. Alumni Association & Varsity Club.

Charles married Barbara Lynne Riggs, March 25, 1979 and is survived by her. Also surviving are stepdaughters Stacy Lowe (husband Chris) of Reelsville, IN, Cherri Enea (husband Jim) of Fishers IN, stepson Jay Riggs (wife Julayne) of Queen Creek, AZ; granddaughters Christina Bloch Rodefelt (spouse Jennifer Rodefelt) of Fishers, IN, Aubrey Riggs,, Queen Creek, AZ, Chelsea Seal (husband Brad), Britani Enea; grandson Parker Riggs; great grandsons Brayden Vaughn, Ezra Enea, & Hudson Seal; great-granddaughter Savannah Seal; sister Diane Surber of Anderson IN, brother Robert Tipton of Georgia, ( wife Peggy); niece Tamara Mink (husband Charles) of Lexington, KY; 3 nephews; also several cousins and families, of Cullman, AL.

Preceding him in death were his parents Elvenia M. Tipton in 1989 and Thomas Verlie Tipton in 1967; brother Thomas L. Tipton, sister Helen Marie Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. The family will be asking friends and family to share their favorite memories of Charles. Interment will follow with military rites at the Forest Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

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

William 'Bill' Hurt

William ‘Bill’ Hurt

Jan. 11, 1949-Oct. 5, 2022

 

William “Bill” Hurt, 73, of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at Witham Hospital in Lebanon.

He was born Jan. 11, 1949, at Frankfort, to Dennis and Icy (Shaw) Hurt. He had married Exie Pence. They later divorced. He made his home with fiancée Linda Perry in Crawfordsville.

Bill attended Clinton Prairie High School. He had served his country in the Army. Bill retired from Frankfort City Light and Power after 33 years as a lineman then retired from Veedersburg City Light and Power. He was a member of the Clinton County Saddle Club and Fair Board, Indiana Horse Conference, Tractor Pullers Association, a 4-H leader of the Horse and Pony Club, lifetime member of the AQHA, auctioneer and the American Legion.

Survivors include: son Denny (Ellen) Hurt of Frankfort; daughter Anna (Mike) Herbert of Sheridan; sisters, Virginia Bradshaw of Darlington and Joanne Morin of Frankfort; granddaughters, Alex (Justin) Tanksley of Lafayette and Katie and Abby Herbert of Sheridan; and one great-grandchild on the way.

He is preceded in death by his parents; fiancée Linda Perry; and sisters, Anna Marie Phillippo and Opal Murphy.

Private services will be held. Burial will be in the Green Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Bill’s honor may be made to the American Lung Association.

Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Louise Blaydes Templeman

Dorothy Louise Blaydes Templeman

Dec. 18, 1919-Oct. 8, 2022

 

Dorothy Louise Blaydes Templeman, 102, of Roachdale passed away peacefully on the evening of Oct. 8, 2022.

She was born Dec. 18, 1919, at Lapland, Indiana, to Grover and Clona Alma (Dickerson) Blaydes. She married Lloyd Thomas Templeman on May 17, 1946, at Crawfordsville. He preceded her in death.

Dorothy attended school in Ladoga. She worked at Allison’s Division of General Motors in Indianapolis during World War II, and then she was a happy homemaker the rest of her life. She enjoyed raising and taking care if her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Fry; grandchildren, Tim (CoryAnn) Fry, Dan (Paula) Fry and Sam (Renee) Fry; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lloyd; son-in-law Ralph Fry; brother Russell Blaydes; and two sisters, Geneva Young and Dell Light.

Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 in Ladoga Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 102 E. Washington St., Roachdale.

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

Margaret Zimmerman

Margaret Zimmerman

Oct. 9, 2022

 

Margaret Zimmerman, 83, of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, with her family by her side. She was a longtime teacher in Crawfordsville. Arrangements are pending at Hunt & Son Funeral Home.

Millard F. Cates

Millard F. Cates

March 11, 1924-Oct. 8, 2022

 

Millard F. Cates, 98, of rural Veedersburg passed away at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at his residence where he had lived since 1962.

Millard was born March 11, 1924, at Cates, the son of Robert M. and Bessie F. (Summers) Cates. He married Grace Elizabeth Bowman on May 23, 1944, at Crawfordsville. She preceded him in death June 22, 2012.

He also is preceded in death by his twin brother, Willard Cates; three sisters, Nixola Ervin, Belinda Kelch and Lestina Johnson; infant sister Berdinia Cates; son-in-law Hardy Keeling; grandson Raymond Cates; and granddaughter Twylia Hollis.

Surviving family includes: daughter Judy Keeling, Veedersburg; son Steve (Deb) Cates, Veedersburg; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Millard was a long time member of the Church of the Nazarene and more recently at the Veedersburg Church of God. He was a Golden Eagle Member of the NRA. He was employed for many years at General Motors in Tilton Illinois; retiring from there in 1988.

Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at the funeral home with Pastor Virgil Moss officiating. Burial will be at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Veedersburg Church of God.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

David Stephens

David Stephens

June 18, 1963-Oct. 6, 2022

 

David Stephens, 59, passed peacefully into glory Oct. 6, 2022, at his home, with his family by his side.

He was born June 18, 1963, to the late Jerry and Pat Stephens. On June 16, 1988, he married the love of his life, Cathleen Jo Cripe. They were married 34 years.

David was a real estate appraiser for 20 years at Venture One Appraisals with his father-in-law, Richard Cripe. He loved Purdue sports, music, gardening and his dog, Hazel.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Stephens; cherished daughter, Nicole; brother Loren (Teresa) Stephens of Waynetown; sister Tammy (Clay) Willmore of Spring Hill, Tennessee; step-mother Donna Stephens of Crawfordsville; mother-in-law Diana Cripe of Lafayette; sisters-in-law, Cindy (Dean) Tillema of DeMotte, Indiana and Charlene (Charles) Turner of Portland, Maine; one niece; seven nephews; and 14 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15 at Fremont Street Baptist Church, 1908 Fremont St., Crawfordsville. A celebration of life will begin at noon with Pastor Dan Aldrich officiating. The family would like to thank Holly and Kylee at Southern Care Hospice for their care of David.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ability Services Incorporated, 1237 Concord Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or Wheeler Mission, P.O. Box 3085, Indianapolis, IN 46206.

Colin McHargue

Colin McHargue

June 13, 1992  -  October 8, 2022

 

Colin McHargue, 30, of Newburgh, Indiana and formerly of Carbon, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 8, 2022 in Evansville.

Colin was born June 13, 1992, the son of Rodger and Karen “Susie” Hofmann McHargue. He graduated from Northview High School with the class of 2011. He was employed by Old National Bank in Evansville.

Colin enjoyed hiking, wood working and was particularly gifted in drawing and painting. Colin was an animal lover and fostered many dogs and cats throughout his life.

Colin was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Dale McHargue and maternal grandparents, Leo and Emma Hofmann.

Survivors include his parents, Rodger and Susie McHargue, sister, Lauren Close (Caleb), grandmother Mary L. McHargue, special friend, Jordyn Moss, and many extended family members.

All services will be private.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Clay County Humane Society, PO Box 277, Brazil, Indiana 47834.

Jill A. Tallman

Jill A. Tallman

June 30, 1958  -  October 8, 2022

 

Jill A. Tallman, 64, of Terre Haute and formerly of Brazil, passed away at Southwood Nursing Home, on October 8, 2022.

 

Jill was born on June 30, 1958, in Clay County, Indiana, the daughter of Donald and Marilyn Jean (Bridgewater) Tallman. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1976. Jill worked for various restaurants including Burger Chef and Blue Bonnet.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents Donald and Marilyn (Bridgewater) Tallman.

 

Survivors include her two brothers Michael Tallman and Jeff Tallman.

 

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Friday, October 14, 2022, from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Services will follow at 2:00 with Minister Richard Piatt officiating. Burial will be held at Clearview Cemetery.

 

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

Nylice Ann (Gates) Findley

Nylice Ann (Gates) Findley

October 7, 2022

 

Nylice Ann Findley, age 92 of Mooresville passed away October 7th, 2022. She was born March 2nd, 1930 to the Aaron and Ruth (Minnick) Gates.

Nylice married Donald M. Findley and he precedes her in death. She is survived by her daughter Dawn (Scott) Alexander of Martinsville; son Dan Findley (Anthony Jackson) of Mooresville; sister Phyllis (Stan) Hoadley of Gosport; grandchildren Mitchell Alexander of Chicago, IL, Kyle (Blake) Alexander of Eminence, and Haley Alexander of Plainfield.

In addition to her parents and husband she is also preceded in death by her sister Evelyn McGowen; brother Chuck Gates.

In lieu of flowers, in remembrance of Nylice, since she was an avid bird lover, the family asks that you fill your bird feeder and think of her.

A graveside service for Nylice will be held at 2:00 pm October 22nd, 2022 at Hudson Hill Cemetery, Gosport, IN.

Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net. 

Gary "Kermit" Stantz

Gary "Kermit" Stantz

June 24, 1962  -  October 5, 2022

 

Gerald “Gary” “Kermit” Lee Stantz, 60, of Terre Haute, Indiana, passed away on October 5, 2022, after a lengthy battle with Leukemia.

 

Gary was born to Howard and Carol (Kittle) Stantz, on June 24, 1962, at Putnam County Hospital. He attended and graduated from Cloverdale Community Schools.

 

He worked at Greencastle Manufacturing for several years where he obtained his nickname “Kermit” then the Rockville Women’s Correctional Facility for the last 10 years. His favorite activities were fishing, working on lawnmowers and small engines and sitting around campfires.

 

Gary met his wife Cindy Demaree after graduating from Cloverdale High School, while working a summer job at Indiana Oaks Campground where her family loved to go.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife Cindy; his parents Howard and Carol Stantz and his sister Doris Stantz.

 

He is survived by his son Kyle A. Stantz (Lexi); his brothers Jon Stantz (Lisa) of Spencer, Tony Stantz (Cindy) of Coatsville, his fiancé Angela Kirkman and step son Dillon, sisters-in-law Regina Dickison, Shari Nicoson, brothers-in-law Jerry Demaree, Bill Demaree, and Joe Demaree, several aunts and uncles, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

 

A Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date.

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

Jerry Gardner

Jerry Gardner

September 1, 1969  -  October 4, 2022

 

Jerry Lee Gardner, 53, passed away October 4, 2022 at his residence in Clay City, Indiana. Jerry was born to Kenneth and Doris (Cox) Gardner on September 1, 1969 in Linton, Indiana.

Jerry graduated from Owen Valley Community High School in 1987. Jerry worked in the construction business for many years. He was a very talented wood worker. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, and hunting mushrooms and ginseng.

Jerry is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Gardner, and a brother, Thomas Gardner.

Jerry is survived by his mother, Doris Gardner of Coal City, siblings, Cheryl Hodapp (Mike) of Seymour, Kevin Gardner, of Clay City, Jim Gardner, of Coal City, Patricia Brewer (Bill) of Bedford, and Jeffrey Gardner (Liz) of Coal City, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friendly Grove Baptist Church, 10520 South County Road 550 West, Lewis, Indiana 47858 or a charity of your choice.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 11th from 11 A.M. until the time of service at 11:30 A.M. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East 8th Street in Clay City. Interment will take place at Beech Cemetery at a later date.

Lloyd Dale Harris Sr.

Lloyd Dale Harris Sr.

December 27, 1949  -  October 6, 2022

 

Lloyd Dale Harris Sr., 72, of Harmony, Indiana passed away on October 6, 2022, following an extended illness.

 

Lloyd was born on December 27, 1949, in Terre Haute, Indiana, the son of Carroll C. and Virginia (Merritt) Harris. He graduated from Gerstmeyer with the class of 1968. Lloyd was the second of four generations of his family to serve his country in the United States Military. Lloyd served in the United States Army in Korea during the Vietnam War. He attended Western Kentucky State University and majored in Law Enforcement. Lloyd worked as a Police Officer in Oak Grove, Kentucky and as a Prison Guard at the Federal Correctional Institute, in Terre Haute. Lloyd retired in 2015 from the Clay Community School Corporation, at East Side Elementary School, where he had worked as a custodian several years.

 

He enjoyed welding, woodworking, and watching NASCAR.

 

Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents: Carroll and Virginia Harris; his first wife Marie (Hall) Harris; a son Jerry Harris; and a great-grandson Brantley Loveall; a sister Elizabeth Withers.

 

Lloyd is survived by his wife Leslie (Howard) Harris whom he married on October 27, 2001; son: Lloyd Dale Harris Jr. (Tuesday); grandchildren: Dylan Loveall (Morgan), Kaitlynn Randall (Matthew), and Madison Harris; great-grandchildren: Gannon, Silas, Olivia, Adeline, and Sebastion; siblings: Janet Wood (Chris), Ronald Harris (Liz), and Robert Harris; his four-legged companion Ruby as well as many extended family members and friends.

 

Cremation has been entrusted to French Funeral Home, in Brazil.

 

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

Richard L. Porterfield Jr.

Richard L. Porterfield Jr.

Dec. 17, 1938-Oct. 6, 2022

 

Richard L. Porterfield Jr. of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 6, 2022, at home. He was 83.

Dick was a casemaker at RR Donnelley for more than 25 years. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956-1960, stationed in Germany. He was a member of the American Legion, Moose and Eagles. He liked to watch sports, particularly football and baseball. He liked playing golf, drinking a beer, reading the newspaper and doing the crossword puzzle.

Born Dec. 17, 1938, at Redding, California, he was the son of Richard Porterfield Sr. and Catherine Julia Twomey Porterfield. He graduated from Shasta High School and attended Shasta Junior College before his enlistment. He married Patricia “Pat” Delp Porterfield on April 4, 1971, at Ladoga. She preceded him in death July 2, 2017.

Surviving family includes: son Rick (Susie) Porterfield; daughters, Scarlett and Heather; brothers, Steve, Kevin and Cappy; sisters, Delaree and Linda; as well as six grandchildren; along with several members of his extended family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brother Greg and two sisters, Julie and Gail.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will begin at 1 p.m. After the service, he will be laid to rest at the Hicks Cemetery in Perrysville, with military rites by the American Legion Post 72 Honor Guard.

Dick had several dogs over the years and loved them all, 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

Michael Scott McCrory

Michael Scott McCrory

Oct. 27, 1997-Sept. 24, 2022

 

With deep sadness we mourn the sudden passing of our dear son, Michael (Mikee Man) Scott McCrory, age 24, on Sept. 24, 2022.

Michael was born Oct. 27, 1997, at Melbourne, Florida, to Michael and Coleen McCrory. He had recently recommitted his life to Christ and was baptized again just a few short weeks ago. He called his Mom and Dad with such joy to tell them.

Michael had two sons, Roman, 4, and an angel baby Noah. Being a dad was everything to him and brought him joy. He was always kind, patient, attentive and a ton of fun when he and his son were together. Roman loves his daddy very much.

Michael’s friends would tell you he was full of life and made everything fun. Michael’s family would tell you that he always had big dreams and plans, and no matter the struggles and obstacles that came his way, he always kept his eye on the future he wanted.

Michael’s determination in making the life he wanted for himself never faltered. In his own words he said, “I refuse to give up. I refuse to not wake up and put my all into every day. I’m only one man. But this one man could potentially, and more than likely already has, changed the way men and women perceive life and left countless people with a smile or an intriguing feeling of wonder.” We would have to agree, Michael.

Michael is survived by his parents, Michael and Coleen McCrory; son Roman Martin; sister Kearstyn Noel McCrory; nieces, Maggie May and Mackenzie Lee McCrory; and his beloved grandmother, Elizabeth Kelly.

Dylan Scot Smith

Dylan Scot Smith

July 17, 1993-Oct. 2, 2022

 

Dylan Scot Smith, 29, of Marion, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022.

On July 17, 1993, Dylan was born in Titusville, Florida, and he would be adopted into the loving home of Mark and Liz (Miller) Smith, who survive in Manchester, Tennessee.

Dylan was a 2011 graduate of Colonel Crawford High School. In his youth, Dylan enjoyed to stay active by playing football, basketball and soccer. As he got older, Dylan found his peace being outside, or with a line in the water fishing at a neighbor’s pond or at Jaycee Pond in Crestline.

In addition to his parents, Dylan is survived by his siblings, Tyler (Sabrina) Smith of Galion and Katelyn (Jeremy White) Smith of New Albany; maternal grandmother Jane Miller of Marion; paternal grandparents Earl and Karon Smith of Wingate; uncle and aunt, Brian and Rhonda Smith of Wingate; two nephews, Lincoln Horsley and Lorenzo Smith of Galion; great uncles and aunts, Steve and Jean Lemke, Joan Shelton and Tom and Janet Kightlinger of Marion, Robert and Carol Coon of Crawfordsville, and Erthie Steiner of Fowler.

Dylan was preceded in death by maternal grandfather Robert “Bob” Miller; uncle Richard (Dick) Miller; and maternal great-grandmother Louise Haley, who always held a special place in her heart for Dylan.

A celebration of Dylan’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 22 at Claridon United Methodist Church, 4834 Marion Mount Gilead Road (State Route 95), Marion, Ohio 43302. Pastor Terry Burkhardt will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Marion and Crawford Counties; 320 Executive Drive, Marion, OH 43302.

Those wishing to share a memory of Dylan or send condolences to the family may do at www.masfh.com.

The Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, 223 W. Main St., Crestline, Ohio, is honored to serve the family of Dylan Scot Smith.

Donna Lynn Riley

Donna Lynn Riley

Jan. 28, 1964-Oct. 4, 2022

 

Donna Lynn (Richey) Riley, 58, of Kingman went to be with her Lord at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, at Franciscan Health in Crawfordsville.

Donna was born Jan. 28, 1964, in Vermilion County, Illinois, the daughter of David E. and Margaret (Whitaker) Richey. She married the love of her life, Dennis R. Riley, on June 5, 1982, at Freedom Christian Church. He survives.

Surviving family also includes: two daughters, Kara (Ryan) Todd, Kingman, and Maggie (Harold) Kies, Wallace; four grandchildren, Thaylynn and Kole Todd and Logan and Zeb Kies; three sisters, Christy (Sam) Reed, Covington, Jennie (Paul) Zeibart, Danville Illinois, and Emma (Darrel) Stonebraker, Covington; brother Milo (Judy) Richey, Covington; half-sister, Shanon (Kenneth) Gross, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; sister Lois E Cummins; brother-in-law Gary L. Cummins; and great-nephew Caden Vain Cummins.

Donna graduated from Covington High School in 1982. She was member of the Freedom Christian Church. She had been employed at Steel Grip sewing factory, Raybestos and Pace Dairy, both in Crawfordsville.

Throughout her life she enjoyed wood working, crafts, gardening, hunting, fishing, sewing and reading. Donna also loved to cook meals in her dutch oven over an open fire. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She touched many hearts and minds throughout her life. Her love was raising her girls and spending time with her grandkids.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg. Funeral is at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10 at Dickerson Funeral Home, with Pastors Alan Goff and Brian Holt officiating. Burial will be at Centennial Cemetery near Kingman.

Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society.

Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.

Shirley Elizabeth Thomas Aycox

Shirley Elizabeth Thomas Aycox

Oct. 5, 2022

 

Shirley Elizabeth Thomas Aycox, 74, passed away early Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. She departed peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Mary Elizabeth Thomas, and her husband, Randall Buhrmester.

She is survived by brother Clyde (Tommy) Thomas Jr. and dog Oreo; children, Randy (Kelly) Buhrmester, Beverly (Jim) Nickerson, Rhonda Edwards and Robert Hartsock; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Shirley was a big fan of bird watching, her garden, Hallmark movies and most of all spending time with her family laughing. She was well known for her green beans and devilled eggs especially at the holidays and was a great supporter of the United States military.

Visitation service will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, Crawfordsville, with a service to immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Hunt & Son to assist with memorial service expenses or to the Wounded Warrior foundation in her honor.

Ronald Chamberlain

Ronald Chamberlain

March 1, 1942  -  October 3, 2022

 

Ronald Lee Chamberlain, 80, passed away on October 3, 2022, at his Clay County, Indiana home.

Ron was born on March 1, 1942, in Clay County, Indiana, the son of Earl and Frances (Thomas) Chamberlain. He graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1961. He worked as a coal miner for Peabody Coal for 26 years and then at the Clay County Highway for 10 years retiring as Superintendent. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, hobby farming, tinkering with his Farmall Tractors, and working outdoors.

Ron and Vickie were long-time members of the Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church. Ron was a founding member of the Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department. He has been a member of the Indiana Volunteer Fireman’s Association for more than 50 years.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents; Earl and Frances Chamberlain; a son in infancy Kelly Lee Chamberlain; a brother Raymond Chamberlain; brother-in-law David Aker;

Survivors include his wife Victoria (Hull) Chamberlain whom he married on June 23, 1961; two daughters: Lisa Chamberlain Metz of Brazil and Lori Chamberlain of Crawford, TX; granddaughter: Jessica McMillin and husband Jason of Brazil; great-grandson Jaxson McMillin; a sister Rozanne Aker of Brazil; a sister-in-law Char Chamberlain of Brazil as well as a host of extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Services will be at the funeral home, on Monday, at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church Help a Family at Christmas Fund 945 East County Road 1200 North Brazil, Indiana 47834.

 

Earl Smith Jr.

Earl Smith Jr.

April 2, 1940-Oct. 4, 2022

 

Earl Smith Jr. of Wingate passed away Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2022, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. He was 82.

Mr. Smith was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Wingate, which later merged into the New Richmond Lodge. He was a 50-year member and Past Master. In addition, he was a member of the Scottish Rite, as well as the Crawfordsville Elks. He served many years with Montgomery County 4-H, Inc. particularly as supervisor of the swine barn. He was named Outstanding Young Farmer in 1968 by the Jaycees. He spent his entire adult life farming, first in Benton County and then moving to the Wingate area in 1953, where he’s lived ever since.

He served as a director for Montgomery County Farm Bureau and was a member of the New Hope Chapel in Wingate. He earned a pilot’s license in the 1980s and purchased a plane in 1982. He loved to fly and gave people rides to the Farm Progress Show in Rochester and in Illinois. He very much enjoyed square dancing and ballroom dancing.

Born April 2, 1940, at Otterbein, he was the son of Earl W. Smith and Lillie Eckart Smith. He graduated from Coal Creek Central High School in 1959. He married Karon Smith on April 1, 1961, at the Pleasant Hill Chapel in Wingate. She survives.

Surviving family includes: wife Karon Smith of Wingate; two sons, Mark (Elizabeth) Smith of Manchester, Tennessee, and Brian (Rhonda) Smith of Wingate; three grandchildren, Tyler (Sabrina) Smith of Ohio, Lydia (Mike) Aspatore of Crawfordsville and Katelyn Smith of Ohio; three great-grandsons, Lincoln, Lorenzo Smith and Ian Aspatore; and sister Erthie Steiner of Fowler.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson Dylan Smith; and four sisters, Geraldine Kenoyer, Lorella Cady, Wilma Smith and Carol Titus.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at Family and Friends Funeral Home in Wingate. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funerla home, with Steve Wilson officiating. After the service, he will be laid to rest at Oakland Cemetery, near Elmdale.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Earl Smith be made to Hopes and Promises Preschool at New Hope Chapel in Wingate or to your favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made by visiting familyandfriendsfh.com.

Ronda Grater Everman

Ronda Grater Everman

Oct. 3, 1958-Oct. 3, 2022

 

Ronda Grater Everman of Crawfordsville passed away Monday afternoon, Oct. 3, 2022, on her 64th birthday.

Ronda liked spending time with her family more than anything. She loved to go shopping and do things with her daughter and grandchildren. She worked in housekeeping for many years at Ben Hur and Lane House nursing homes and more recently worked at Expo in Lebanon.

Born Oct. 3, 1958, at Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Charles B. Grater and Connie Roberts Grater. She graduated from Southmont High School. She married Randy Everman. He survives.

Surviving family includes: husband Randy Everman; daughter Misty Butler; five grandchildren, Kody, Lindsey, Chase, Drake and Brayden; mother Connie Grater; sisters, Beckie (John) Stephenson, Kelly (Harold) Griffin and Sherry “Sissy” (Randy) Lowe; brother Jeff Grater; six great-grandchildren, Willow, Easton, Hunter, Xander, Benjamin and Christian; and grandmother Bertha Roberts.

She was preceded in death by her dad, Charles Grater; granddaughter Serenity Butler; brother Bobbie Grater; and grandparents, Raymond Roberts, Glen and Edith Grater.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will begin at 1 p.m., led by Pastor Dan Aldrich. After the service, she will be laid to rest at the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.

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

Phyllis Mae Wells

Phyllis Mae Wells

JULY 26, 1944 – SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

 

Phyllis Mae Wells, age 78, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Phyllis was born July 26, 1944.

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

Madonna Rose Burch

Madonna Rose Burch

JANUARY 19, 1944 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

 

Madonna Rose Burch, age 78, of West Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Friday, September 30, 2022.

She was born January 19,1944 in Sandcut/Vigo Co., Indiana to Smith Grindle and Thelma (Hammond) Kirby.

Madonna was a proud member and past Queen of The Red Hat Society.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Larry L. Burch Sr.; her children: Tonya Coleman (Ronald), Larry L. Burch Jr. (Carmen), Helean Franklin (Benny), David Burch (Melinda), and Noel Williams; 4 grandchildren: Chevelle, Mack, Kenneth, and Mckenzie; along with one great-grandchild, Remy. Madonna is also survived by her two sisters, Wilma Fordice and Minnie Stultz.

Madonna was a gifted seamstress. She had a love for genealogy and taking good naps. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, and gardening. Most of all, she cherished time with her family.

She is preceded in death her parents; Thelma and Clifford Kirby; and her siblings: Juanita Lasure, Dorothy Bemis, Imogene Price, Ed Grindle, Devella Rowley, Alva Grindle, Sharon Lemerick, and Estel Grindle.

Per her wishes cremation has been chosen. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 2pm to 4pm at the West Terre Haute United Methodist Church, located at 221 S. 6th St, West Terre Haute, 47885. Service will begin at 4pm. Services will conclude at the Church.

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

Deborah K Hurley

Deborah K Hurley

AUGUST 12, 1970 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2022

 

Deborah K. Hurley, 52, Of Greencastle. Pronounced deceased Thursday Sept. 29th, 2022 following a motor vehicle accident. Born August 12th, 1970 to parents Roberta Lines and John Wesley Scott. Inherited father Roger Lines following his marriage to Roberta. Survived by children Sahara Noll and Taven Noll. Loving wife of Bret D. Hurley. Owner and proprietor of At Home Property Management LLC. Dedicated selflessly to the upbringing of her two young children, to whom she gave nothing less than the world itself. Memorial Held at Greencastle Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Saturday Oct. 8th at 5 p.m. Visitation will be held from 4pm until time of Memorial Service.

During life Debbie’s first and foremost concern was her children. In the time she spared for herself and others, she participated in activities such as farming, exercising, hiking, and anything to do with the outdoors. She was an awarded runner. Enjoyed spending time with her husband on their family farm. And participated greatly in the lives of everyone around her. With few words, it is impossible to describe the amount of joy she brought to those who called her friend. Her memory lives as a testament to the happiness a beautiful smile and a warm heart can bring, among the other wonderful traits she had.

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

Norma Jean Johnson

Norma Jean Johnson

APRIL 4, 1934 – OCTOBER 3, 2022

 

Norma Jean Johnson, 88, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2022 surrounded by family.

Born April 4, 1934 in Carbon, IN, the daughter of George and Luella (Neal) Treash.

Norma was a homemaker, who loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed playing Bingo and bowling.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son Chris Alan Johnson; sisters Bertha Morgan, Mildred Stultz, Louise Wallace, and Linda Phillips; brothers Walter, Clarence, George Jr., and Herbert Treash.

Norma is survived her husband, Walter R. Johnson; daughter Vicki (Larry) Oliver; sister Mary Woll, brothers, Robert (Susan) Treash, Mickey (Mary) Treash, and Kenny Treash; grandchildren Jennifer (Adam) Dobson, Brandi (Bob) Sharp, and Daniel Oliver; great grandchildren, Lilli Oliver, Kaydence & Anna Sharp, Elizabeth & Natalie Dobson.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, October 7, 2022 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home and from 11:00 AM until time of service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Norma to the American Cancer Society.

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

Tim Hayden

Tim Hayden

October 28, 1969  -  October 1, 2022

 

Tim Lee Hayden, 52, passed away October 1, 2022 in Clay County, Indiana. Tim was born to Garry and Sharon (Orman) Hayden in Terre Haute on October 28, 1969.

Tim graduated from Clay City High School in 1988. After graduating high school, he worked at Loggers, Lamar, and Boston Scientific throughout the years. Tim enjoyed spending time with his children and his grandchildren. Tim loved cooking for people, especially when it came to grilling and smoking, having a side business, “Hog by Hayden”. Tim would lend a helping hand to anyone; he always had an open-door policy and would open the door with a smile.

Tim is preceded in death by his father, Garry Hayden, brother, Tony Hayden, maternal grandmother, Betty Orman, and paternal grandparents, Garry and Geneva Hayden, brother-in-law, Randy Vansickle.

Tim is survived by his mother, Sharon Dollahan and step father David Dollahan, wife, Missy Hayden, four children, Tawnee Hayden, Tyler Hayden, Jerick Hayden (Georgia), and Halli Brewer, one sister, Trisha Shidler (Thad), sisters-in-law, Deb Hayden, and Cindy Shaw, brothers in law, Rick, Ronny, Rusty, and Ramey Vansickle, three grandchildren, Navy McCammon, Raylee Hayden, and Beckham Tumey, and maternal grandfather, Earl Orman, step siblings, Chad Dollahan, Beth Watters, Michelle Phillips, and Melissa Copeland, nieces and nephews, Abby Shidler, Alek and Hannah Shidler, Lindsey and Brock Roberts, and Michaela and Levi Pollard.

A visitation will be held Sunday, October 9th from 1-4 P.M. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East 8th Street in Clay City. A memorial service will begin at 4 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202.

Keith Marcus Kester

Keith Marcus Kester

May 28, 1948  -  October 2, 2022

 

Keith Marcus Kester, 74, passed over peacefully October 2, 2022, at Cobblestone Crossing, in Terre Haute.

 

Marc was born May 28, 1948, in Columbus, Ohio. He spent his childhood in Holbrook and Tucson, Arizona and ultimately in Escondido, California. He graduated from Escondido High School in 1966 where he played in the marching band. Soon after graduating he joined the United States Air Force where he served for 20 years. He served state-side and overseas. During his time abroad, he traveled extensively in the countries in which he served or in adjacent countries with his beloved camera around his neck.

 

In retirement he lived first in Blytheville, Arkansas and then settled on the Clay County farm, near Cory, Indiana which has been in the family since 1848.

 

Marc loved and cared for family and abandoned cats and dearly loved the several military families who invited him into their homes and travels and made them a part of “their families”. He had a beautiful singing voice and sang in church choir and at funerals. He loved classical music – especially opera.

 

He is survived by his sister Jeanie Kester McElwain and husband Paul Ben McElwain niece Andrea Ellinger, and nephew Ryan McElwain.

 

Graveside services will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Riley, Indiana, on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 2:00 PM with honors provided by the VFW and the American Legion.

 

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

Dorothy Ilene Waye

Dorothy Ilene Waye

Dec. 19, 1934-Oct. 2, 2022

 

Dorothy Ilene Florey Waye went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, at Whitlock Place.

She was born Dec. 19, 1934, at Smartsburg, to the late Curtis Merle and Dorothy Faye (Crisp) Quigg.  She graduated from New Market High School. Dorothy was married to Wayne Florey for 27 years and after their divorce she married Michael Waye, both are deceased. 

Dorothy worked for Raybestos, was a bookkeeper for RB Furniture for four years and worked at Dari-licious for 12 years before retirement. She was a member of First Christian Church and former member of Harvest Fellowship. Dorothy loved to cook and spend time with her extended family at reunions. Most importantly, she just loved to love.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Jeff (Sarah) Florey of Rockville and Carla (Darrell) McCloud of Ladoga; step-daughters, Amy Waye and Andrea (Jeff) Giordano; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Lindsay, Evan, Levi, Seth and Jaden; and several great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents and siblings, Lois Quigg, Lucille Hopkins, Judy Cord and Wayne Quigg. 

Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 6 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Pastor David Bowers will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill South Cemetery.

Share memories and condolences at www.SandersFuneralCare.com.

Austin M. Michael

Austin M. Michael

May 17, 1993-Sept. 30, 2022

 

Austin M. Michael, 29, passed away suddenly Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

He was born May 17, 1993, to Mike and Angela (Bannon) Michael in Greencastle. He was a graduate of Southmont High School, Class of 2012. 

Austin worked at Random House for 10 years. He enjoyed working out at Iron Smith’s Gym in Crawfordsville. He was part of the Crawfordsville Library groups, playing Dungeons and Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokémon card games. Austin took pride in his tattoo artwork and his Ford Raptor truck.

Austin is survived by his parents, Mike and Angela Michael; siblings, Cody Michael, Kirsti (Michael) Adams and Travis Michael; grandparents, Lynnetta Michael and Janie (Calvin) Shrader; aunt Christina (Roger) Grahm; great uncle Bill (Cheryl) Ford; and several other extended family members. 

Austin was predeceased by grandfathers, Keith Michael and Ronald Bannon Jr., and great-grandparents. 

Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 7 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 5 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Pam’s Promise, P.O. Box 405, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. 

Share memories and condolences at www.SandersFuneralCare.com.

Robert Edward Groves

Robert Edward Groves

Sept. 1, 1945-Sept. 29, 2022

 

Robert Edward Groves left this Earth for his Heavenly home Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.

He was born Sept. 1, 1945, to Robert and Margaret Brown Groves. He was reared in Darlington and graduated from Darlington High School in 1964. He joined the Army National Guard until 1971. He was also a member of the American Legion. He worked at Raybestos.

He married Connie Mogle and they had three children, Becky (John) Owens, Richard Groves and Beth Ann Williams. He also has four grandchildren, Tyler and Trey Owens, Jake Groves and Kareena Williams.

His parents preceded him in death, as did his sister, Nancy Caldwell.

He is also survived by brother John (Wanda) Groves and sister Linda (Harold) Carpenter, along with 10 nieces and nephews.

He was a member of the New Hope Christian Church and was active in the men’s group.  He will be missed by many!

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at the funeral home, led by Pastor Darrell Portwood. After the service, he will be laid to rest at Greenlawn Cemetery in Darlington.

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

Kaleb Barker-Switzer

Kaleb Barker-Switzer

July 7, 2009-Sept. 25, 2022

 

Kaleb Barker-Switzer, 13, passed away Sept. 25, 2022, at his mother’s home surrounded by his loving family. He passed peacefully in his sleep while being held and kissed by his mother and father.

He was born July 7, 2009, at Indianapolis, the son of Blake Barker-Switzer and Tiffany Simpson. Kaleb was able to live 13 great years only due to quality of care provided by Riley Hospital staff and by the virtue of organ donor families.

Kaleb was an amazing little boy who touched everyone who had the honor to meet him. His big personality would light up with his favorite Disney and Pixar movies, Star Wars, and singing along to music. He loved elephants, playing outside, his Toy Story figures, police officers, going on “safari” walks, snuggling with his mom and dad, and his favorite color was blue; dark blue. Kaleb had a huge smile and a contagious laugh that made everybody happy. He impressed everyone who met him due to his compassion, humor, and courtesy; he never met a person whom he did not want to hug and he always said “thank you.” Kaleb loved attending The Umbrella Center, Northview Church in Noblesville, First United Methodist Church in Crawfordsville, and Little Star Academy.

Kaleb is survived by his loving parents, Blake Barker-Switzer and Tiffany Simpson; his little sister, Graysen; paternal grandmother, Shirl Barker; maternal grandparents, Michael and Lana Knight; maternal great-grandfather, Philip Soresi; and a large extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in passing by his paternal grandfather, Doug Switzer; paternal great-grandparents, Alan and Betty Jo Switzer; and maternal great-grandmother, Johanna Soresi.

A celebration of life will be at noon Saturday, Oct. 8 at Flanner Buchanan – Hamilton Memorial Park (Prairie Waters), 4180 Westfield Road, Noblesville.

In lieu of flowers, and in honor of the wonderful gift of organ donation, contributions may be directed to Donate Life Indiana www.donatelifeindiana.org.

Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.flannerbuchanan.com.

Rhonda Kay King

Rhonda Kay King

November 22, 1960 ~ October 2, 2022 (age 61)

 

Rhonda K. King, age 61 of Cloverdale, passed away October 2nd, 2022 with her family by her side.  She was born November 22, 1960 in Indianapolis to the late Joseph H. Flinching and Betty L. Morris.  She was a beloved mother and sister.

She is survived by her children, Christopher Sutton, Tracy Sutton, and Amy Wright.  Nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  Siblings, Ronnie Flinchum, Tina Sinclair, Kristy Flinchum, Melinda Flinchum, and Betty Jo Bowling.  Also, many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son Shane Wright, and her brother Ray Flinchum.

Services for Rhonda will be held private for family and close friends.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Otie Ray Bemis

Otie Ray Bemis

December 24, 1945  -  September 30, 2022

 

Otie Ray Bemis, 76, of Carbon, Indiana, passed away on September 30, 2022 at Regional Hospital.

 

Otie was born on December 24, 1945, in Clay County, Indiana, the son of John and Ollie (Lanham) Bemis. He married Linda Sue Wools on December 20, 1965. They had been married for nearly 57 years. Following high school he worked for Midland Furniture Factory and Logan Clay until they closed. More recently, Otie worked for Charlie Emery milking cattle. For the past several years, Otie had been push mowing 37 lawns each week. He enjoyed Covered Bridge Festival, flea markets, auctions, and Croy’s Creek Trade Days. Most of all Otie enjoyed spending time with his family.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Ollie Bemis; granddaughter Melanie Bemis; great-granddaughter Alexis Harper; siblings: Bertha Buffington, Opal Grigsby, Wilma Holt, John Robert “Bobby” Bemis, Margaret Jenkins, Katie Head, Jack Bemis, Agnes Kirk, and Donna Sutherland.

 

Otie is survived by his wife Linda Bemis; sister Phyllis Joan Edwards (Robert) children: Larry Bemis (Dawn R.), Brian Bemis (Amy), Tina Holman (Ted), Michael Bemis (Dawn M.), Alice “Nikki” Bemis, Lori Lewis, and Amber Prewitt (Fred); grandchildren: Tiffany (Tommy), Jeremiah (Danielle), Tabetha (Joey), Christopher (Brittney), Seth (Brooke), Ashlen (Jake), Paul, Baillee, Jessica, Kaitlyn (Justin), Ryan, Melinda (Cody), Cotie (Megan), MacKenzie (Bronson), Dominick, Hailee (Lucas), Britney (Dustin), Cameron, Brittany (Cory), Justin, and Tylee; 32 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and “father, brother, and grandfather” to many others.

 

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Services will be held at the funeral home at 3:00 with Bob Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.

Should friends so desire, donations may be made to the Clay County Humane Society, 8280 N County Rd 125 W #7535, Brazil, IN 47834.

 

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

Glendola Michael

Glendola Michael

DECEMBER 30, 1925 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

 

Glendola Irene Michael, age 96, of Terre Haute, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2022. Glendola was born on December 30, 1925 in Leadwood, Missouri to Silas Storey and Iva Irene Easton Storey.

She retired from Chesty Foods.

Dodie is survived by her children, Stephen Michael and wife Patti, Margaret Barrett and husband Mike, Jeffrey Michael and wife Belinda, and Cheryl Hale; a sister, Martha Ann Archer; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, eleven siblings, and her son-in-law, David Hale.

Dodie was a Cubs Fan; enjoyed Bingo, Casinos, and mushroom hunting.

Private arrangements have been entrusted to Roselawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park.

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

Margaret Baratto

Margaret Baratto

June 3, 1936  -  September 27, 2022

 

Margaret Esther Baratto, 86, passed away peacefully in the morning of September 27, 2022, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born to the late David Kenneth and Margaret Armel (Lewis) Brown on June 3, 1936, in Knightsville, Indiana.

Margaret graduated from Brazil High School in 1954 and then attended Indiana State University. She spent her career working as a legal secretary for several attorneys and as a court clerk at the Vigo County Courthouse. On June 10, 1956, Margaret married the love of her life, Gino Baratto, with whom she spent the next 66 years.

Margaret loved cooking and made many meals for her family and her church over the years. Margaret also loved sewing and found the energy to sew fabric face masks during the pandemic. She was a member of Berea Christian Church in Brazil, where she loved helping with the nursery and cooking meals for families. She enjoyed spending her time with friends from TOPS as well over the years. Margaret was very selfless and volunteered to help others, always putting everyone before herself. Above all else, Margaret was a strong, tough, and determined woman. She will be missed and was loved dearly by all of her family.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, twin newborn sons, Jerry Lee Baratto and John David Baratto, mother-in-law Geneive Baratto, two sisters Betty Matherly and Julia Sutherlin, and one brother David K. Brown Jr.

Margaret is survived by her loving husband of 66 years Gino Baratto, one daughter Becky Chrisman, two granddaughters Christina M. Chrisman and Melissa J. Ries (Cristopher), one sister Sarah M. Brown, sister-in-law Joan Brown, and various nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Saturday, October 8th from 11-1 at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 East National Avenue in Brazil. A funeral service officiated by Ernie Rush will begin at 1 P.M. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alpha-1 Foundation, www.alpha1.org, 3300 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, Florida 33134.

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

Gary "Fat" Wilson

Gary “Fat” Wilson

June 28, 1949  -  September 23, 2022

 

Gary “Fat” Wilson, 73, of Anderson, formerly of Brazil, passed away September 23, 2022. Gary was born to the late Woodrow and Katherine (Harris) Wilson on June 28, 1949 in Brazil.

Gary graduated from Van Buren High School. Shortly after graduation, Gary married his high school sweetheart, Marsha Young. Together, they had four children, Brian Wilson, Kurt Wilson, Travis Wilson, and Charity Wilson. Gary was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed crossword puzzles.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Brian Wilson, and a brother, Don Wilson.

Gary is survived by his wife, Ronda (Turner) Wilson, children, Kurt Wilson, Travis Wilson, and Charity Wilson Farris (Nick), one granddaughter, Abigail Grace Adams, and one brother, Terry Wilson (Esther).

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 8th at 11:30 A.M. at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Avenue in Brazil. Friends and family may visit from 11 A.M until the time of service, and from the time the service concludes until 1 P.M.

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

Stephen D. Sowder

Stephen D. Sowder

Feb. 9, 1949-Sept. 28, 2022

 

Stephen D. Sowder passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at home.

He was born Feb. 9, 1949, at Crawfordsville, to Foister and Marguerite (Renner) Sowder. Stephen married Kay McCormick on March 21, 1971, at Crawfordsville.

He worked as a maintenance mechanic for John Deere, United Tractor and B&L Engineering in Crawfordsville. Stephen was a member of First Baptist Church. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. Stephen also loved riding his Harley motorcycle.

Stephen is survived by his wife, Kay; two children, Shawna Raff of Cape Coral, Florida, and Scott Sowder (Lavinia) of Waterford, Michigan; granddaughter Saraelliot Raff; six siblings, Phil Sowder, Velma Peterson, Eunice Oliver, Joe Sowder, Ken Sowder and Tim Sowder.

He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Jim Sowder and Keith Sowder.

Cremation was chosen with Sanders Priebe Funeral Care in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Share memories and condolences at www.SandersFuneralCare.com.

Haislynn Sue Olin Sept. 28, 2022

Haislynn Sue Olin

Sept. 28, 2022

 

Haislynn Sue Olin, infant daughter of Logan Gage and Hannah Nikkole Greene Olin of Linden, entered this world too early and too compromised to survive, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Franciscan Health Lafayette East. She was anxiously awaited at home by her brothers, Nash and Holden.

Also surviving are grandparents, Matt and Tonya Olin of Crawfordsville, Stephen Greene of Wingate, Kristie and Kent Richmond of Crawfordsville; great-grandparents, Denny and Kathy Olin of New Richmond, Kathie Meritt of Wingate, George Dobbs of Crawfordsville and Stan and LeAnn Wethington of Crawfordsville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A sunset graveside service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 at Oakland Cemetery, with Cody Hargis officiating. Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate is assisting the family.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Haislynn Olin Benefit Acct/Hoosier Heartland State Bank.

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

Haislynn’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the incredible care given by the staff of Franciscan Health Center for Women and Children, Lafayette.

James Donald Surber Jr.

James Donald Surber Jr.

May 5, 1960-Sept. 30, 2022

 

James Donald Surber Jr. of Crawfordsville was called home Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. He was 62.

James was born May 5, 1960, at Crawfordsville, to James Donald Sr. and Della Jean (Dalbey) Surber of Crawfordsville. James was also known to his family as Jimmy. He had a medical condition that prevented him from talking but he knew how to communicate with facial expressions and his eyes. He loved life and proved to be a fighter until the end.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents; sister Teresa McKinney; and twin sisters, Terry McDaniel and Sherry Vance.

Jimmy leaves behind sisters, Penny (Kenny) Lester and Barb (Rich) Austin, all of Crawfordsville, and half sister Angie (Don) Williams of Lebanon. He also leaves behind six nephews, 10 nieces and several great nieces and nephews who adored him.     

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery South. Hunt & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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

Shirley G. Scaggs

Shirley G. Scaggs

Feb. 28, 1937-Aug. 24, 2022

 

A blessed soul and one who blessed us departed to heaven on Wednesday morning, Aug. 24, 2022. Shirley Genette (Meeker) Scaggs, 85, of LaPorte, Indiana, was a mother, grandmother, a hard worker, a good friend, and a radiant beam of sunshine. She was born on Feb. 28, 1937, at Veedersburg, Indiana. Her parents were John M. and Daisy (Phillips) Meeker.

Shirley graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1955 and married Robert Scaggs on Dec. 31, 1957, in the Luray Caverns in West Virginia. The couple first lived in Crawfordsville and moved briefly to San Bernardino, California. They returned to Indiana living in Valparaiso, then for most of her life in Knox (Bass Lake), and then on to Michigan City and LaPorte.

She and Bob had eight children, the eldest, Rick, preceded her in death in 2010 and their infant daughter, Patty, unexpectedly passed in 1968. Husband Robert passed away March 29, 1988.

Continuing Shirley’s legacy are her children, Karen Small and her husband, Douglas, of South Bend; Michael Scaggs and his wife, Kay, of Clearwater, Florida; Mark Scaggs and his wife, Patti, of Knox; Beth Poehl and her husband, Mark, of LaPorte; Kathy Weber and her husband, Scott, of Indianapolis; and Debbie Schlang and her husband, Steve, of Scroggins, Texas. Shirley wrote that she considered her children to be her “Jewels.”

Shirley was blessed with 13 grandchildren — Rick Scaggs (Mindy); Miles Small and Kemmery Small Keultjes (Charlton); Dustin Scaggs; Jeania Gennette Scaggs St. John (Jason) and Sarah Scaggs Washington; Ariana and Specialist Lucas Poehl, who sadly passed away last year; Annie, Sam, and Ben Weber; and Hana and Jake Schlang. Shirley also found herself with 10 great-grandchildren — Allie and Kelsey St. John; Trey, Olivia and Alex Conner; Henry Small; Maive, Lana, and Kline Keultjes; and Patrick Scaggs.

Shirley was also preceded in death by her siblings, Patricia Mazac, Kathleen Matthews and John Meeker. She is survived by her youngest sister, Lura (Richard) Slaughter of Michigan City.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 7 at The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana. A visitation will take place at 9 a.m. CST with a service at 10 a.m. CST. A private family burial service will follow at Union Christian Cemetery, Veedersburg.

To sign a guest book, view full obituary and leave condolences online visit the Ott/Haverstock website at www.otthaverstock.com.

Thomas L. 'Tom' DeVault

Thomas L. ‘Tom’ DeVault

July 20, 1948-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 home. He had been in failing health. 

Tom was born July 20, 1948, at Lafayette, son of the late James L. and Eleanor Lewis DeVault. He married Sandra P. Johnson July 31, 1969, on the family farm and she preceded him in death Aug. 17, 2022.

Tom was a graduate of Southwestern High School and served with the US Navy. Following his discharge, he returned home and farmed, raising grain and livestock until he retired. He enjoyed restoring and collecting old tractors and taking ‘Gator’ rides around the farm.

Surviving are two sons, Jimmy (Lesa) DeVault and their children Makayla and Austin and Randy DeVault, all of the Romney/New Richmond area. He also is survived by sister-in-law Sandra DeVault.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Carl DeVault.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Gravesides services will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Sugar Grove Cemetery, with Pastor Jerry Miller officiating. Military honors will be provided by Crawfordsville American Legion Post 72 Honor Guard. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with envelopes available. 

Visit us online at www.familyandfriendsfh.com to sign the guestbook of share a memory.

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