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Wynne Averill

Wynne Averill

April 19, 1940  -  November 19, 2022

 

Wynne Roger Averill, 82 of Centerpoint, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away November 19, 2022, at his home with his family by his side. He was born April 19, 1940, in Pahokee, FL, the son of Wynne Reese Averill and Rena Bow Averill. He graduated from Hialeaha High School, Class of 1959. He worked many years at the Indianapolis Star as a mailer. He also worked as a shop steward for the Teamsters Union.

Wynne enjoyed playing pool, and softball when he was younger. He liked to spend his time watching all sports and was a devoted Bobby Knight, IU basketball fan. Most importantly, he loved having his family around to enjoy meals together and golf cart rides around Dietz Lake property.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen Cordeiro Averill, whom he married May 17, 1959; Kenneth Averill, Lori Roberts (Kevin), Kim Buell (Billy), Tomas Averill (Anita); grandchildren, Eddie Hobbs (Cari), Jennifer Abner, Michael Abner (Amelia), Kandice Henry, Megan Buell, Alexandria Edington, Tori Edington, Kaylee Buell; great-grandchildren, Adrian, Madison, Nick, Emily, Jayla, Dean, Aleisha, Brynleigh, Asher, Alexis and Samuel; one brother Thomas Averill (Arlene), one sister Carrie Wilhite (Randall); and other extended family.

Services will be held on December 3, 2022, at 3:00pm at Lawson-Miller Chapel. Burial will follow at Centerpoint Cemetery. Visitation will be December 3, from 1-3:00 pm.

Mary Ellen Hutson

Mary Ellen Hutson

Jan. 20, 1936-Nov. 25, 2022

 

Mary Ellen Hutson, 86, of Marshall passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville. Mary was born Jan. 20, 1936, at Waveland, to Herbert J. and Frances (Bantz) Miller.

She was a 1954 graduate of Waveland High School. On Sept. 1, 1957, at Waveland, Mary married Charles William Hutson. They shared 50 years of marriage until his passing on Dec. 17, 2007.

Mary enjoyed square dancing, baking, sewing, basket weaving, traveling with her husband Charles to art fairs and gardening. She was an active member of the Parke County Home EC Clubs. Mary was also a 4-H leader for many years. Mary loved being a farm wife and homemaker and enjoyed hosting family reunions.

Survivors include: two sons, Paul (Jutta) Hutson of Crawfordsville and Daryl (LeeAnn) Hutson of Crawfordsville; two grandchildren, Eric (Esra) Aksu and Trent Hutson; great-grandchild Ayla; and brother Herbert J. Miller of Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles; grandson Greg; two sisters, Dorene and Betty Jane; and brother Dale.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home, 301 E. Green St., Waveland, with Pastor Darla Goodrich officiating. Burial will follow at Wallace Lutheran Cemetery in Wallace. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Parke County Community Foundation (www.Parkeccf.org.).

You are invited to visit www.serviesmorgan.com where you may leave a condolence or share a memory with the family.

Mary E. Laube

Mary E. Laube

Aug. 28, 1954-Nov. 25, 2022

 

Mary E. Laube of rural Crawfordsville passed away Friday evening, Nov. 25, 2022, at Franciscan Health in Marion County. She was 68.

Mary was a member of the first class to graduate from North Montgomery High School in 1972. She worked at Roselyn Bakery and the Montgomery County Courthouse. She served as a 4-H leader for 25 years and looked forward to the county fair and state fair each year. She was also honored to serve as a judge at the state fair several times. She loved gardening and was a member of Flower Lover’s.

Born Aug. 28, 1954, at Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Lester N. Krukewitt and Esther Hole Krukewitt. She married Scott Laube on Oct. 29, 1995. He survives.

Surviving family includes: husband Scott Laube; son Luke Laube; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, led by Pastor Gary Edwards. After the service, she will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

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

Mary Elizabeth Perry

Mary Elizabeth Perry

Sept. 22, 1936-Nov. 26, 2022

 

Mary Elizabeth Perry passed peacefully away Saturday night Nov. 26, 2022, at Ben Hur Nursing Home. She was 86 years old.

She was born in Crawfordsville to Ical Shelton and Ray Shelton. Mary was the youngest of six children.

She attended Crawfordsville and New Ross Schools. On Dec. 9, 1953, she married Charles Byron Perry and was happily and lovingly married to him until his death Jan. 29, 2008. She was a homemaker and loving mother. Mary loved her family, her pets, and of course, Elvis.

Survivors include: her daughter, Debra Perry (Randy Pirtle) of Lake Holiday; her son, Allen (Katrina) Perry of Crawfordsville; four grandchildren, Korey McDonald of Jamestown, Amy (Rex) Spencer of Lake Holiday, Lindsey (Josh) Fullenwider of Lake Holiday and Emily (Dustin) Roe of Crawfordsville; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, one sister, and a beautiful great-grandson, Kayden Fullenwider.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will begin at 1 p.m., led by Pastor Dan Matthews. She will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery on Grant Avenue.

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

Phil Beckelhymer

Phil Beckelhymer

Oct. 23, 1951-Nov. 20, 2022

 

Phil Beckelhymer passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022.

He was born Oct. 23, 1951, at Danville, Illinois, to Rosemarie (Ellis) and Joe Junior Beckelhymer.

Phil grew up in Fountain County, Indiana, with his mother and step-father, Ramon Sutherlin, after his father’s passing. He was a 1970 graduate of Fountain Central High School.

Phil was a faithful and devoted man of God. He was compassionate, wise, and had the best sense of humor. He loved to bake and care for his garden. Phil remained a devoted Cubs fan, regardless of marrying into a Cardinal’s family. He loved spending time with his two cats, Toby and Grace.

Phil recently retired after working for the city of Terre Haute in the traffic control division. He was IMSA vice president for 13 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; step-father; infant sister; and chihuahua of 19 years, Abby.

Phil is survived by his wife of 12 years, Pamela Beckelhymer; step-daughter Tanya (Tom) Fuson; step-son Nick Brueggeman; granddaughters, Heidi Fuson (Derek Christensen) and Emma Fuson (Pete Burns); sisters, Sue (John) Ratcliff and Jane (Richard) York; daughter Katie; niece Tina; and nephews: Tim, Brad and Brian.

Private services are being planned.

Roselawn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be made at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net.

Virginia Lael (Bannon) Kelsey

Virginia Lael (Bannon) Kelsey

Aug. 17, 1924-Nov. 23, 2022

 

Virginia Lael (Bannon) Kelsey, 98, of New Market went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at Ben Hur Nursing & Rehabilitation. 

She was born Aug. 17, 1924, at Parkersburg, to Eldo and Helen W. (Monroe) Bannon. 

Virginia graduated from New Market High School in 1942 and on July 26, 1942, she married Norris L. Kelsey. He preceded her in death March 11, 2014. 

She was a loving mother and homemaker and throughout the years was a clerk at Powers Grocery Store and owned the flower shop in New Market. She was a faithful member of New Market Baptist Church.    

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Powers of Crawfordsville and Rita Pinkerton of Plainfield; four grandchildren, Chris (Sherry) Norman, Tim (Stephanie) Norman, Joe (Melissa) Powers and Jami (Tim) Dugger; 11 great-grandchildren, Eric Meagher, Elizabeth Meagher, Misty (Kyle) Bowers, Justin Dugger, Kelsey Dugger, J.D. Norman, Kylee Norman, Will (Samantha) Norman, Caleb (Biz) Norman, Brayden Esparza and Devin Esparza; and three great-great grandchildren, Emma Bowers, Jackson Geralds and Bellamy Norman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Norris; brother Max Bannon; daughter Janet Norman; granddaughter Cindy Meagher; and three sons-in-law, Dean, Ed and Frank. 

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the funeral home, with Pastor Todd Randles officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Burial will follow at Oak Hill North Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to New Market Baptist Church, P.O. Box 87, New Market, IN 47965.

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

Harold Russell Stout

Harold Russell Stout

Sept. 5, 1943-Nov. 25, 2022

 

Harold Russell Stout of Crawfordsville passed away Friday afternoon, Nov. 25, 2022, at Ben-Hur Health. He was 79.

Mr. Stout worked at Olin Mathieson in Covington, which later became Flexel. In later years, he worked at Wabash College as a security guard. He served in the Army Reserves. He was an avid gardener.

Born Sept. 5, 1943, at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Fred Stout and Edna Mae Lough Stout. He graduated from Alamo High School in 1962, where he played basketball. He married Michele C. Whitton on May 9, 1966. She survives.

Surviving family includes: wife Michele Stout of Crawfordsville; son Matt Stout of Austin, Texas; daughter Dr. Heather Stout of Indianapolis; granddaughter Hannah Stout of Charlestown, West Virginia; great-grandson Jimmy Thomas; two brothers, Ted Stout of West Point and Dan Stout of Ladoga; sister Marilyn Showalter of Crawfordsville; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother David Stout.

A gathering in memory of Harold Stout will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave. Memorial services will begin at 6 p.m., led by Pastor Kelly Nelson.

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

Patty Cannoy

Patty Cannoy

August 30, 1966  -  November 23, 2022

 

Patricia A. Cannoy, 56 of Kansas, IL, went home to be with the Lord, November 23, 2022, at 9:21 am at Union Hospital. She had complications from liver failure, which she had endured for many years.

She was born August 30, 1966, the daughter of George and Barbara Brown. She was raised in the Carbon area and graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1984. She went on to college and graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She also later studied at the University of Pittsburgh.

As a young lady, she worked at Toys R us, Joann Fabrics and CVS Pharmacy before she settled into her career spanning over thirty years helping the community with Area 7. She worked for West Central Indiana Economic Development District, agency for aging and disabled, which is now called Thrive West Central. She only recently retired due to her health. She worked tirelessly planning events at West Central. For many years, she planned the Area Day Picnic in Brazil. She also planned special outings to Branson, MO, and shopping day trips to Metamora and other locations at Christmas time.

On November 8, 2003, Patty was united in marriage to Jess A. Cannoy. They just celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary. Patty and Jess moved to Kansas shortly after their marriage. They attended Kansas Christian Church. She loved her church family and enjoyed helping with activities. One of her favorites was dressing up, decorating their car, and participating in Trunk or Treat in the Fall for the area kids. She and Jess always liked going to the movies together for a date night treat.

Patty was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Phegley Brown, her father-in-law, Stephen Cannoy and her sister-in-law, Sue Patrick.

Survivors include her husband Jess Cannoy of Kansas, IL; her father, George Brown of Carbon, IN; her sister, Pam Brown (Brian Rissler) of Clinton; mother-in-law, Mary Cannoy of Mattoon; sisters in law, Rhonda Naples (Ron), Joella Higgens, Roberta Oakley, Florence VanHyfte (Mark); brother-in-law, Joe Patrick; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews and a large extended family.

Services will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 11:00am at French Funeral Home with Pastor Bret Hammond officiating. Burial will follow at Clear Run Cemetery in Bridgeton. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7pm and again Tuesday one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to her church. Kansas Christian Church, 110 N. Franklin St. Kansas, IL 61933.

Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

John Thomas Hopwood Sr.

John Thomas Hopwood Sr.

October 21, 1939 ~ November 25, 2022 (age 83)

 

John Thomas Hopwood Sr., Age 83, passed away on November 25, 2022.

John was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania on October 21, 1939. He was the son of John Arthur Hopwood and Eldelene (Schoonover) Hopwood

 

Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by a sister, Rita York, and 5 brothers; Arthur John, William, Eugene, Fr. Robert Hopwood, C.SS.R. and James Hopwood.

 

John is survived by his wife Jane (Vollmer) Hopwood and by his six children. Luann (Skip) Wile of Spencer, IN. John (Michele) Hopwood of Monticello, IN. Roxanne (Charlie) Louden of Pittsboro, IN. Paul (Terri) Hopwood of Monticello, IN. Ron (Janet) Hopwood of Zionsville, IN.

 

Marianne Dearing of Indianapolis, IN.

 

He is the brother of Marihelen Egan of Franklin, PA, Paul Hopwood and his wife Ginger of San Jose, CA; and Donald Hopwood and his wife Shirley of Warren, PA. He is further survived by 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, (and one due in November). John is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

 

John had served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard before moving to Indiana. John was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Greencastle, IN and was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus. John retired from US Airways after 37 years in 1999. John also volunteered with the Annunciation Catholic Church St. Vincent DePaul Society in Brazil, IN.

 

John also was an advocate of and participated in prayer vigils for the Indiana Right to Life.

 

Funeral services for John will be held at 12:00 pm Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 at St. Paul Apostle Catholic Church, Greencastle. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm Monday, November 28th, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral home, Cloverdale.  With the Rosary Service beginning at 6:30pm. 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus Council 6989 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Greencastle, Indiana, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Annunciation Catholic Church, Brazil, IN or Crisis Pregnancy Center in Greencastle, IN. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net

Charlene Ann Jent

Charlene Ann Jent

October 9, 1943 ~ November 23, 2022 (age 79)

 

Charlene “Charlie” A. Jent, age 79 of Cloverdale, passed away on November 23rd, 2022 at Mill Pond, Greencastle.  She was preceded in death by her parents Glen Little and Velma (McKinley)Raider, a sister Glenda Combs, a son Kenny Kyle, a grand nephew Wyatt Smith, and her son in law Charles (Steve) Holsapple.  She was a member of the American Legion and the Moose for many years. 

She is survived by her children a daughter Kelly Holsapple of Cloverdale, a son Kevin Chambers of Cloverdale, a daughter Kasey(Clayton) Kemp of Greencastle, a son Kurt(Jessie) Kyle of Cloverdale, a brother in law Russell Combs of Greencastle, a niece Gwen(Joe)Pittle of Greencastle, a nephew Keith(Gloria) Combs of Kentucky.  Also, she has 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Services Wednesday, November 30th at 2:00pm, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held from 11:00am until service time.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Tona Sue Joy

Tona Sue Joy

OCTOBER 20, 1947 – NOVEMBER 17, 2022

 

Tona Sue Joy, age 75, of Newburgh, Indiana passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Tona was born in Clinton, Indiana.

Tona will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park, 7500 N. Clinton Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47805; Acacia; Lot: 179, Grave: 8.

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

Sally E. Williams

Sally E. Williams

May 2, 1941  -  November 20, 2022

 

Sally E. Williams, 81, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away while staying at Cloverleaf Health Care on November 20, 2022.

 

Sally was born on May 2, 1941, in Owensboro, Kentucky the daughter of Hugh and Oolata Inez (Hamilton) Williams. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1961. Sally worked for CARS for many years. Her dear friends at CARS and the staff and residents at the group home were her very close family too.

 

She enjoyed embroidery, needlework, Special Olympics, Game Shows, puzzles, playing cards and was a regular patron at Eddies.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents Hugh and Inez Williams; her daughter Melissa Ann (Williams) Payne; her son-in-law James Payne; cousin Ruth Hamilton DeCamp Pierce whom she was raised with.

 

Survivors include her cousins: Mary Elizabeth Guess (Mike), Cynthia Ellen Wright, and Dessell Lawson (David) as well as many extended family members and friends.

 

Graveside services will be held at Cottage Hill Cemetery, on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 10:00 AM with Quincy Shane DeCamp officiating.

 

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

Carol A. Voiles

Carol A. Voiles

October 16, 1942 ~ November 20, 2022 (age 80)

 

Carol A. Voiles, age 80 of Poland, passed away Sunday, November 20th, 2022.  She was born in East Rainelle, West Virginia October 16th, 1942 to the late Charles Tuck and Irma Bell (Amick) Ballengee.  She married Richard A. Voiles Jr. and he preceded her in death.  She was beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt.

She is survived by her children Wayne Burdette and his fiancé Beth Gillenwater, Stephanie Jonte and husband Al, Austin Burdette, and Ruth “Tater” Voiles.  Six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Siblings, Charlie Tuck and wife Jeri, Martha Lewis and husband George, Janet Estep and husband Larry, and her many adopted kids.

Memorial Services for Carol will be held Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 at 7:00pm, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be held from 5:00pm until service time.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Max Youngblood

Max Youngblood

February 27, 1935  -  November 18, 2022

 

Max Elmer Youngblood, 87, passed away November 18, 2022 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Max was born to the late Elmer and Florine (Mormons) Youngblood on February 27, 1935 in Brazil.

Max graduated from Brazil High School in 1953. On June 12, 1954 Max married the love of his life, Nancy McShanog. Max was a dedicated farmer. Max was born on the farm, and continued farming up into his early 80’s.

Max is preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Sarah and Jennifer Youngblood, two sisters, Bonnie Jensen and her husband Arthur and Evelyn Reckerd and her husband Tom, and a son in law, Frank Anslinger.

Max is survived by his wife, Nancy, six children, Betsy Hargis (Bob), Cindy Anslinger, Lucy Smith (Eldon), Patsy Woolery (Rick), Mindy Youngblood, and Andy Youngblood, 19 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren, two sisters, Judy Nalibroski (Ron) and Marilyn Stallcop (Bill), as well as several extended family members.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, November 23rd from 11 A.M. until 2 P.M. at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Avenue in Brazil. A funeral service, officiated by Richard McShanog will begin at 2 P.M. Burial will follow at St. Johns Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida, 33607 or any other children’s hospital.

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

Revel Basham

Revel Basham

November 25, 1936 - November 17, 2022

 

Miss Revel Basham, 85, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, November 17, 2022, in North Salem, Indiana.  She was born on November 25, 1936, in Huff, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Fred N. and Blanche (White) Basham.            

Revel held memberships with the former Hope Baptist Church in Jamestown and the First Baptist Church in Lizton.  She enjoyed making crafts, watching television, and going out to eat.  Above all, Revel loved her family dearly, especially delighting in the little children.

Survivors include a brother, Thomas Glen Basham and wife, Donna of Brownsburg; two sisters, Madeline Woodall of North Salem and Geneva Heller and husband, Ron of Pittsboro; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services are planned for 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at Porter and Hunt Funeral Home & Crematory, 6 South California Street, in North Salem, Indiana, with Brother Walter Beam, officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in North Salem.

Memorials may be directed in her memory to the Faith Baptist Church, 3860 East Main Street, Danville, Indiana 46122.

Kellena Gean Johnson

Kellena Gean Johnson

Aug. 30, 1953-Nov. 3, 2022

 

Kellena Gean Johnson, 69, passed in the afternoon of Nov. 3, 2022, at the place she resided for 13 years located in Crawfordsville.

She was a very friendly and outgoing person and had three daughters (one is deceased from a brain tumor). Kellena lived in several different places including with her foster family, Westine and Clayton Wilson, from age 13-18 at which time she married Terry Lee Johnson. They were married for 10 years. After the divorce, she kept the same name Johnson for her kids.

As a young person she worked in factories and loved competing with her last quota.

She loved fishing, camping, children, people, grandkids, great-grandkids, home, family, nature, earth, tanning, clean home, sweets, eating, town of Crawfordsville, her jobs, Avon, driving, independence, traveling to see new places, Mall of American, restaurants, collectables, Lucky her cat, Obama, Terry Johnson’s wife and family, clothing, garage sales, Mammoth Cave, Florida, shopping, cards, dice, pictures, selling Avon, Patriots, Elvis, music, drive in movies, theaters, flowers, butterflies, lightening bugs, humming birds, chimes, parks, grilling, puzzles, games, TV, Lifetime, POP, Hallmark, CNN, football and Netflix. She loved them all!

Kellena was very strong and survived all life’s swings. Her whole life was beautiful and challenging.

She loved and took in her heart everyone including strangers. She never met a stranger before.

May we all remember her in peace. We will always love her. She is being cremated. May best wishes be out to each and everyone who knew her. And those who didn’t know her, she will keep you in her heart.

James L. Helgers

James L. Helgers

Jan. 8, 1931-Nov. 14, 2022

 

James "Jim" Lowell Helgers, 91, of Mellott went to heaven to be with the Lord at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Jim was born Jan. 8, 1931, at home in Mellott, the son of the late William and Ruby Dell (Moore) Helgers. He was a life resident of Mellott and graduated from Richland Township High School in 1949.

Jim entered the Navy in 1951 for four years. He did his basic training in Chicago, then was stationed on the USS Oriskany Air Craft Carrier during the Korean War. He served in the Mediterranean Sea. After leaving the carrier he went to Greenland. He later was stationed in Jacksonville, Florida. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1954 attaining the rank of Aviation Ordnanceman. He was from a long line of family who served their country. From his father, William; his brother, Billy; and his daughter, Belinda.

He went into the Helgers L.P. Gas business with his father. He later sold the gas business and worked for Ferrell Gas selling used propane trucks and tanks. In his career he traveled over one million miles picking up old trucks to sell and delivering new trucks.

He was a member of Fountain County Draft Board; member of the Fountain County Sheriff’s Merit Board; member of the Mellott Fire Department, serving as a former Fire Chief; Boy Scout Leader and Little League coach. He was a member of the Quigle-Palin American Legion Post and served as past commander. He was a life member V.F.W. Post #3318 of Attica; 60-year member of the former Newtown Masonic Lodge and presently the Hillsboro Masonic Lodge, serving as Past Master. He was a member and served as a Sunday School teacher and Superintendent for the Mellott United Church of Christ and later becoming a member of the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene.

In the 1970’s Jim started Flagtown USA with the help of Donnie Palin and his mother, Ruby. They sold over 1,000 flag poles and set around 500 of them around the area. One was even set in Hawaii.

In 1955, Jim met his sweetheart, Connie Jo Brier, from Attica. They were married Sept. 18, 1955, in the Attica First United Methodist Church.

Jim leaves behind his wife, Connie of 67 years. He also leaves behind a son, Stephen (Judith) Helgers, Darlington; two daughters, Belinda Helgers, Mellott, and Kim (Dan) Allen, Veedersburg; eight grandchildren, Conner Simmons, Mitchell (Brandy) Allen, Karson Allen, Sara (Jeremy) Lewis, Jeremy (Janie) Edwards, Jamie (Shane) Sankey, Nathan “Shane” (Shannon) Helgers and Jackie (Jason) Ray; and nine great-grandchildren, Brian (fiancée-Hailey) Newkirk, Erica Newkirk, Kayla Sankey, Kylie Sankey, Karah Sankey, Hayden Allen, Harper Allen, Hudson Lewis, Avery Lewis, Nathan Helgers and Allison Helgers.

He was preceded in death by daughter Candace Jo Helgers; infant great-grandson Jasper Edwards; sister Rosemary Piety and brother Billy Helgers.

God gave Jim a gift of a loving heart. He knew no strangers and touched a lot of hearts, both old and young.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene, 453 S. State Road 341, Hillsboro, with Masonic services concluding the visitation at 8 p.m. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, with Pastor Greg McDonald officiating. A burial of his cremated remains with a full military service will be held in the Newtown Cemetery, Newtown, at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Conner Simmons Trust Fund through the Fountain Trust Bank.

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

Larry H. Scott

Larry H. Scott

APRIL 1, 1944 – NOVEMBER 17, 2022

 

Larry H. Scott, age 78, of Terre Haute passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

He was born on April 1, 1944 in Kankakee, Illinois to Clifford Hadley Scott and Sarah Maxine Miller Scott.

Larry was a graduate of Garfield High School, and proudly served his country in the US Navy.

He entered the IBEW local 725, where he learned his electrical skills. Larry had worked for several electrical companies throughout his career. He was instrumental in leading others to become electricians, including his grandson, Joseph.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Don Scott and his wife Sheri; sister Juanita Morris; brother-in-law, Dale Nolan; and sister-in-law, Shirley Hills.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Naomi; two daughters, Cathy Nutter and husband Brad, Sr. and Stacy Brentlinger and husband Joe II; a sister, Carol Judd; brother-in-law, Rodney Nolan; and sister-in-law Donna Nolan; five grandchildren, Bradley Nutter, Brandon Nutter, Cierra Nutter and fiance Jonny, Joseph Brentlinger and wife Alyssa and Jordan Helms and husband Branden; six great-grandchildren, Bradley, Brian, Addison, Kasen, Jacy and Emmy; and several nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 1 P.M. at Roselawn Funeral Home, with Pastor Larry Branham officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 AM until time of services on Wednesday. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Larry was an avid IU Basketball fan, loved Bears Football, and a Jeff Gordon fan. Lottery scratch offs were a favorite hobby.

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

Barbara Savage Feld

Barbara Savage Feld

OCTOBER 26, 1933 – NOVEMBER 17, 2022

 

On November 17, 2022, Barbara Savage Feld, business owner, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away at the age of 89 while under the compassionate care from the staff at Millpond Health Campus in Greencastle, Indiana. A resident of Greencastle for 67 years, Barbara was born and raised in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

Enrolling in Depauw as a young music student, she met and married James Poor, a Greencastle native and co-student at DePauw University. After Jim’s stint in the Air Force ended, Barbara returned to Greencastle in 1955 to raise her children and begin her investment into our community.

Barbara had many passions. She loved her community, the numerous groups of which she was a part, and the friendships she nourished throughout life. An avid gardener, Barbara also loved playing bridge (so long as she won), birdwatching and cats. Yes, she certainly loved her cats. But above all, two passions stand out. First is the business she founded, grew and is now run by her son, Michael, and daughter-in-law, Julie – Feld’s Carpet One.

Receiving her teaching degree from Indiana State University and her Master’s degree at DePauw University, Barbara taught 6th grade at Northeast (Tzouanakis) elementary (which she adored). In 1977 Barbara started her flooring business with her second husband, Alan Feld. Only three years into a new business, Alan passed, leaving her as a single woman with a carpet store and little experience. Most people would have chosen a different path or failed in the attempt. Not Barbara. When told by a banker that single women shouldn’t run businesses, it only made her more determined. Barbara came of age in a time when women were expected to behave themselves and make themselves small, yet she never stopped marching to her own beat and blazed her own trail in a multitude of ways. Forty-five years later, Feld’s Carpet One remains a fixture in the Greencastle retail firmament. And, until a few months prior to her death, she was still going into the store each day.

Barbara’s second passion was her family. In her last days, reflecting upon a life well lived, Barbara was quick to mention her pride in her children – Stephen, Julia, and Michael – but even more so, her love and pride in her granddaughters and great-grandchildren. For 68 years, continuing until the moment of her death, her love was constant and unwavering for all. As a family, we will carry that love with us for the rest of our life's journey.

Barbara will surely be remembered for her wit, humor and laughter as well as her ability to have fun and enjoy life no matter what the situation or collection of people she was with. She loved bigger than anyone else we knew and there was never any doubt as to how much she loved us. She touched and enriched so many lives of individuals and will live with us always.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Alan Feld, her mother, Ruth Ilma Savage, her father, Richard Savage, M.D., and her daughter, Julia Poor Swope. Barbara leaves behind two sons, Stephen Poor (Marcia Mahoney) and Michael Poor (Julie), and five granddaughters, Katherine Poor (Benjamin Salk), Amanda Crosland (Joseph), Stephanie Swope Predmore (Alexander), Ruth LizBeth Poor (Chris Bacchi) and Lainey Poor Pluhar (Edward). Barbara also was the proud great-grandmother to five: August and Zula Crosland, Acadia and Margot Salk and Eden Predmore.

A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held on December 10th at 2:00 pm. at Hopkins Rector Funeral Home in Greencastle. Visitation will be held prior from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Barbara’s honor to her favorite passions: PEO Foundation supporting the education of young women. Donations should be addressed to:

PEO CB Chapter, C/O Barbara Rice, 485 Ridgeland Road, Greencastle, IN 46135, or Humane Society of Putnam County, PO Box 444, Greencastle, IN 46135.

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

Norman R. Runnells

Norman R. Runnells

December 4, 1935 ~ November 17, 2022 (age 86)

 

Norman R. Runnells, age 86 of Cloverdale passed away November 17th, 2022. He was born December 4th, 1935, to the late Robert and Pauline Runnells.

Norman married Janice E. Runnells March 11th, 1956, and she preceded him in death August 27th, 2015.

He is survived by his sons Richard (Samantha) Runnells of Benton, AR and Robert E. Runnells of Greencastle; grandchildren Alexander and McKenna Runnells.

In addition to his wife and parents he is also preceded in death by his sister Shirley Curtis.

Funeral services for Norman will be held at 2:00 pm Monday November 21st, 2022, at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.

Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until the service time of 2:00 pm. Burial will follow in Cloverdale Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Paul Dennis Robinson

Paul Dennis Robinson

APRIL 6, 1957 – NOVEMBER 15, 2022

 

Paul Dennis Robinson, age 65, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away at 5:07am on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at Union Hospital.

Paul was born on April 6, 1957 in Terre Haute, IN to Thomas Franklin Robinson Jr. and Thelma Jane (Burk) Robinson.

During his life, he worked for Sony DADC and was a self employed contractor.

Survivors include his loving wife of 20 years, Cindy Lou Robinson; 5 children: Brooke Stuckey (Bob), Eric Robinson (Angie), Brittany Jones (Mark), Kacey Phillips (Brian), and Brittany Robinson (Jess); 10 grandchildren: Chad Michael, Joe Bob Stuckey, Jena Renteria, Caden Robinson, Chris Lynch, Katie Doyle, Ryan and Emily Jones, Ila Phillips, Kenzie Welling, and one grandchild on the way; along with 3 great-grandchildren. Paul is also survived by his two brothers, Don Robinson and James Robinson (Linda); and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Paul enjoyed the outdoors. He loved feeding the squirrels every morning and spending time at the cabin that he built with his wife to get married in 20 years ago and sitting by the fire with friends and family. He also enjoyed sitting in his garage watching car shows and restoring his antique cars.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister-in-law, Marsha Robinson.

Per his wishes, cremation has been chosen. The family will be holding a Celebration of Life on December 2nd, 2022 from 5-9pm at the Tree House Bar & Grill, located at 729 N 7th street in Terre Haute, Indiana, 47807. For those that cannot attend the December 2nd Celebration of Life, the family will be hosting another Celebration of Life for Paul in the Spring of 2023 at Dietz Recreation Park.

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

David Andrew Johnson

David Andrew Johnson

OCTOBER 29, 1979 – NOVEMBER 13, 2022

 

David Andrew Johnson, 43, recently of Salisbury, North Carolina and formerly of Terre Haute, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 13, 2022, after a 25 year long battle with neurological issues which culminated in a stroke. He was born on October 29, 1979, in Terre Haute to Randy and Linda (Harvey) Johnson, their first born child.

David is survived by his parents, Randy and Linda Johnson; two younger brothers, Michael Johnson of Gordonsville, Virginia and Daniel Johnson of Vincennes, Indiana, as well as a beloved younger sister, Emma Johnson also of Salisbury, North Carolina; three aunts, Raelane (Dane) Hoff, Donna (John) Saltsgaver, and Mary (Terry) Plasket; and one uncle, Willie (Elaine) Harvey in addition to many first and second cousins whom he loved.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Willie and Susan Harvey, grandparents Robert and Emily Johnson, and an uncle, James Harvey.

David enjoyed reading the Bible, participating in bible studies, playing the drums, watching Gordon Ramsey and various Professional Wrestling groups through the years. He was a gamer. He loved helping out with blood drives, food pantries and various outreaches. David was loyal, patriotic, an animal lover and a defender of the underdog. David was also an organ donor who was honored as such at the Novant Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he passed.

A funeral Ceremony of Remembrance will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Roselawn Funeral Home in Terre Haute, Indiana. The officiant will be Reverend Carlos King of Richmond, Indiana, a well-loved, long-time friend of David. David will later be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Mary Helen Horrall

Mary Helen Horrall

DECEMBER 23, 1923 – NOVEMBER 15, 2022

 

Mary Helen (Ames) Horrall, 98, of Terre Haute passed away at 10:18 am on November 15, 2022 at her daughter’s house in Terre Haute, IN. She was surrounded by her family.

Born on December 23, 1923 in Bridgeton, IN, Helen was the daughter of Miskel and Albert Ames. Helen had a variety of jobs throughout her life, but her favorite was working as a Teaching Assistant for over 30 years at Warren and Ouabache elementary schools until the young age of 83. She loved working with the kindergarteners and in the library. Helen’s sweet and thoughtful nature helped her in creating many lasting friendships. Her family often joked about the amount of Christmas cards she received and how she was clearly the most liked in the family.

Helen could be found most evenings watching Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, or basketball. On off seasons, she would be watching any other sports. She recently said that her greatest accomplishment in life is her family—she was so proud. Helen loved any family get together, especially the one’s where her son-in-law cooked. Everything he made was her favorite food. Throughout most of her adult life, Christmas was her favorite because she loved making food for her family and having everyone together.

Helen wasn’t just proud of her family, but her family was really proud of her. Her daughters, granddaughters, and nieces often talk about how proud they are to be Ames women, and that to them this means being strong, independent, and powerful. Her granddaughter even opened a store in her namesake because of these same reasons. Her peace and strong presence will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.

She is survived by her son Ernie Tom (Sharon) Horrall, and daughters Sandy (John) Long and Kelly (Ed) Gosnell; her grandson Blayd Horrall, granddaughters Katelyn Gosnell Richey and Kinsey Gosnell; and her great-grandsons Miles and Owen Richey and Ivory Teague; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ernie Horrall, her siblings Joanna Carpenter, Albert (Hap) Ames, Dorothy Nevins, and Patty Lawson.

 

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, November 18 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral home, with Chaplain Mike Pringle officiating. Helen will be laid to rest next to her husband in Roselawn Memorial Park’s Chapel of Memories. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Robert Wentz Gilley

Robert Wentz Gilley

APRIL 14, 1940 – NOVEMBER 12, 2022

 

Robert Wentz Gilley, 82, of Greencastle passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at his residence.

Robert was born on April 14, 1940, the son of Wentz and Ora (Glass) Gilley, and was a 1959 graduate of Bainbridge High School.

Mr. Gilley worked for 35 years at IBM in Data Input, until they closed in 1987. He liked to fish, and enjoyed catching up with friends.

Survivors include his two children, David Gilley, (wife-Myrona), Fillmore, and Kim Betz, (husband-Leonard), Dale; four grandchildren, Erin Gilley, Roachdale, Emily Gilley, Fillmore, Dr. Morgan Betz, Evansville, and Nicholas Betz, (wife-Mallori), Dale; two great-grandchildren, Maeve Betz, and Mila Betz; a special grand-niece Dawn Lord; several nieces and nephews; and his two dogs Bella and Molly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 62 years, Janice Kay Gilley; three brothers; and a sister.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Reverend Paul Champion officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to time of service.

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

David Paul Erhardt

David Paul Erhardt

JULY 5, 1950 – NOVEMBER 13, 2022

 

David Paul Erhardt, 72, of Greencastle passed away Sunday, November 13, 2022, at the Waters of Greencastle.

David was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 5, 1950, the son of Frank and Bernice (Wojcihuski) Erhardt.

Mr. Erhardt worked for the Banner-Graphic in printing. He was a family man, and enjoyed being with his family.

Survivors include two daughters, Amanda Erhardt, (Billy Raisor), and Ashley Kenworthy, (Leo Pitchford); a step-son, Eric Smith; three sisters, Carolyn Flory, (Raymond), Kathy Erhardt, and Janeen Sims, (Emil); two brothers, George Erhardt, (Christine), and Johnny Erhardt; eleven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of 30 years, Jennifer Erhardt.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

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

Patricia Anne Tobin

Patricia Anne Tobin

OCTOBER 13, 1943 – NOVEMBER 11, 2022

 

Patricia Anne Tobin 79, of Greencastle, passed away November 11, 2022, at Asbury Towers. She was born in Longmeadow, Massachusetts to Arthur R. Tobin and Signe Johnson Tobin.

She graduated from Manchester Central High School in Manchester, New Hampshire. She received her RN diploma from Concord Hospital School of Nursing, a BS degree from St. Anselm College, and a Master of

Education and Human Resources From New England College, all in New Hampshire.

She was a wonderful and caring nurse and educator working primarily at Concord Hospital. Her many interests included a love of nature and animals, especially dogs and horses. She was always ready to help in any way those in need and was an active member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Arthur R. Tobin II. She is survived by her sister Margaret Tobin (Carl) Singer, sister-in-law Sandra Tobin, nieces and nephews Carl Jr, Brian, and David Singer, Arthur Tobin III, Heather Tobin Porter, 12 great nephews and nieces, and many friends, especially Nancy Rude and Polly Tourangeau.

A funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. John Hollowell will be held 11:00am Friday, November 18th at St. Paul the Apostle church, Greencastle, Indiana. Visitation will begin at 10:00am before Mass. Her ashes will be buried at St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester, New Hampshire at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in Pat’s name to the Putnam County Humane Society or to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul conference at St. Paul the Apostle church, Greencastle, Indiana.

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

Barbara C. Cheek

Barbara C. Cheek

March 21, 1950  -  November 13, 2022

 

Barbara C. Cheek, 72 of Brazil, passed away November 13, 2022, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born March 21, 1950, the daughter of Marvin A. Cheek and Anna Catherine Cole Cheek. She was raised in the Cloverland area and graduated from Staunton High School, Class of 1968.

 

As a young woman, she worked at Hillman’s Jewelry in downtown Terre Haute. Later she, and her mother provided childcare in their home. Barbara last worked as a clerk at CVS in Brazil. She was a member of the Cloverland Gospel Church and a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Clay City.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin, and Anna Cheek.

 

Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Georganna Cheek of North Salem, IN; niece, Catherine R. Cheek-Taylor and husband Matt; grand-nephew, Jonah Taylor, and other extended family.

 

Services will be held Friday at 11:00am at French Funeral Home with Pastor Trevor Farmer officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial at a private ceremony. Visitation will be Friday from 9-11 prior to services. 

James K. McKinzie

James K. McKinzie

December 13, 1951 - November 13, 2022

 

James Kevin McKinzie, 70, passed away peacefully at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin, Indiana, on Sunday, November 13, 2022.  He was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on December 13, 1951, to the late James Franklin McKinzie and Barbara Jean (Vice) McKinzie.           

He was a 1970 graduate of North Salem High School and attended Edison Community College in Fort. Myers Florida. James had worked as a self-employed painter for many years. He really enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. He was also very musically talented and was known for playing the drums and the harmonica, among other abilities. In his youth, he was a member of North Salem Christian Church.

In the early 1970s, James was in the United States Navy, stationed in Jacksonville, Florida. He also spent several years residing in Fort Myers Beach, Florida before moving back to Indiana. In 1990, he moved to Brookings, Oregon where he lived the last 25 years of his life before returning to Indiana for care during the end of his journey.  

Survivors include children, Amanda Jo (Giss) Sawyer of Plainfield, Indiana and Jamie Lee Neal of Clayton, Indiana; grandchildren, Ava Gabbard, Ian Gabbard, Isaac Gabbard, KinzLee Neal, Giss V. Sawyer, and soon a new granddaughter as well; step grandchildren, Landyn Sawyer and Layla Sawyer; and sisters, Christi (Myron) Clark and Vicki Wright of Danville, Indiana.

 Visitation is planned from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Porter and Hunt Funeral Home & Crematory, 6 South California Street, in North Salem, Indiana. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment with military rites will take place at Fairview Cemetery in North Salem.

LouAnn Outcalt

LouAnn Outcalt

June 4, 1963  -  November 9, 2022

 

LouAnn Outcalt, 59, of Poland, Indiana passed away at St. Francis Hospital on November 9, 2022, following a battle with cancer.

 

LouAnn was born on June 4, 1963, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of Howard “Herb” and Lula Stamps. She worked at Ascena in the packaging department for several years. LouAnn married Terry Outcalt on May 21, 2022. She enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing, camping, shopping, and playing with her grandkids.

 

LouAnn is survived by her husband Terry Outcalt; two children: Derrick Higdon and Nikki Brewster and husband Mark; grandchildren: Jonathon Higdon, Nathan Higdon, Tess Higdon, Zach Brewster, Seth Brewster, Anthony Brewster, Tyler Brewster, Taylor Brewster, Peyton Brewster, and Wyatt Brewster.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Lou Stamps; siblings: Jeff, Bobby, and Sheila.

 

Visitation will be at Lawson Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Monday, November 14, 2022, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will follow at 1:00 with burial to follow at McCullough Stigler Cemetery.

 

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

 

Arthur R. Ash

Arthur R. Ash

Aug. 22, 1935-Nov. 10, 2022

 

Arthur R. Ash, of New Albany and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at Autumn Woods in New Albany.

He was born Aug. 22, 1935, at Wheatland, Indiana, to William and Lillian (Hicks) Ash. He served in the United States Air Force and had been a banker for Tri-County Banks.

His memberships included the American Legion Post #72, Moose Lodge, V.F.W., Color Guard and Whitesville Christian Church.

He is survived by his children, Mendy Roberts (James) of Whitestown and Greg (Terri) Ash of Sellersburg; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by siblings, Cletus, Paul, Emogene and Rosalie.

Funeral services are scheduled for noon Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with military rites by the American Legion and United States Air Force. Pastor Andy Schindler will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery on Grant Avenue. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Hunt & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family and condolences and memories may be shared at www.huntandson.com.

William Bushong

William Bushong

Jan. 8, 1953-Nov. 3, 2022

 

William Bushong, 69, of Crawfordsville passed away Nov. 3, 2022, at his residence. 

He was born Jan. 8, 1953, at Ft. Hood, Texas, to William H. and Geneva (Brown) Bushong.

He had been a truck driver for Wal-Mart Optical and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the V.F.W.

Survivors include: his son, Johnathon; sisters, Donna and Jo Bushong; and nine grandchildren.

Cremation was chosen with no services planned at this time.

Hunt & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family and condolences may be left at www.huntandson.com.

William Kirk Hole

William Kirk Hole

Sept. 16, 1938-Nov. 8, 2022

 

William Kirk Hole passed away at his home in Crawfordsville on Nov. 8, 2022, after a long and brave battle with Lewy Body Disease.

He was born Sept. 16, 1938, at Crawfordsville, to Myrl and Lester Hole. Bill was raised on the family farm in the Youngs Chapel area. He loved fishing, hunting and trapping; as well as pitching horseshoes, shooting pool and ice skating on the family pond. And of course, he loved eating ice cream! Farming was his passion, and he was dedicated to the Allis Chalmers tractor line long after they ceased production.

The farm was a family affair as he raised hogs, cattle and grain. He always had a large garden. One year, due to an abundant crop of sweet corn, he sold the extra to Gooding’s Produce Stand. That marked the beginning of Hole’s Sweet Corn. Many will likely remember the sight of his old red truck delivering sweet corn to Gooding’s. He enjoyed laughing and visiting with all the people there. Family members have continued the produce business.

Bill married Alma Newby on March 5, 1960. For 62 years they partnered together in the same home with farming, church, friends and all things in common. Alma survives. Bill was the loving father to three children, Greg Hole, Crawfordsville, David (Tammy) Hole, Punta Gorda, Florida, and Lynn (Kevin) Gillenwater, Crawfordsville.

He was treasured by four grandchildren, Christin Keirn, Lake Station, Evyn (Jessica) Hole, Rosedale, Jordan (Paige) Gillenwater, Crawfordsville, and Brendan (fiancée Grace) Gillenwater, Dallas, Texas. He was entertained by 10 great-grandchildren, Madison Fulk, Mareena, Elijah, Karina, Lydia, Emelia, Karleigh and Morgan Hole and Ellie and Kate Keirn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Esther Krukewitt.

The family will receive visitors 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Memorial Hall of the Darlington Christian Church. A Celebration of Bill’s life will begin at 4 p.m. Friends are asked to come prepared to share memories, funny stories or ways their lives were impacted by Bill. If you wish to share (but do not want to read publicly), feel free to bring your thoughts in written form. The family would like to compile a book of these precious memories.

William chose cremation. His remains will be laid to rest at Greenlawn Cemetery in Darlington at a later date. The family wishes to thank SouthernCare Hospice and Burkhart Funeral Home for their assistance and support.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to share a gift in Bill’s memory can do so at: Brain Support Network, P.O. Box 7264, Menlo Park, CA 94026 or visit online at www.brainsupportnetwork.org/donate/.

Lewis Fillmore Owens

Lewis Fillmore Owens

NOVEMBER 10, 1949 – NOVEMBER 9, 2022

 

Lewis Fillmore Owens, 72 of Fillmore, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 surrounded by his family.

Born November 10, 1949 in Lexington, KY, the son of Fredrick and Helen (Sharp) Owens. He was a graduate of Milligan College and received his Master’s degree from the University of Kentucky.

Lewis was a safety inspector and taught flight safety with the Federal Aviation Administration for over 30 years. He had served as Rabbi of One New Man Congregation, Bloomington, IN, and received a lifetime award for his volunteer work with AAU for over 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Lewis is survived by his wife Linda (Gress) Owens; children Lewis “Forrest” (wife Anna) Owens, Joy Owens (husband Kevin) Arauz, Matthew (wife Danielle) Owens, and Heather Owens; six grandchildren Olivia, Charlie, Jori, Margot, Lewis, Eleanor.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery. A time of fellowship will be held following services at the Putnamville Baptist Church, Putnamville, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Lewis to Gideons International.

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

Robert Rhea Bitzer

Robert Rhea Bitzer

JUNE 13, 1950 – NOVEMBER 9, 2022

 

Robert (Bob) Bitzer, 72, of Greencastle, passed away on November 9, 2022 surrounded by his family.

He was born June 13, 1950 in Greencastle, the son of the late Bob and Bette Bitzer.

Bob retired from General Motors Truck and Bus after 30+ years.

He enjoyed spending time with his family around the pool and playing volleyball with family and friends. He loved to play board games and euchre and enjoyed trading in the stock market after his retirement.

Bob is survived by his wife, Jane; daughters, Candance Hardman & husband, Emory and Brandy Brock & husband, Dean; three grandchildren, Dylan Brock, Izzy Brock and Alison Hardman-Myers; two brothers, Rick and Tim Bitzer; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private family graveside services at the Forest Hill Cemetery. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in memory of Bob to the Humane Society of Putnam County P.O. Box 444 Greencastle, IN. 46135.

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

Joe "Bubba" Bennett

Joe "Bubba" Bennett

April 13, 1962  -  November 9, 2022

 

Robert “Bubba” Joe Bennett, 60, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, on November 9, 2022, while staying at Cloverleaf Nursing Home.

 

Joe was born on April 13, 1962, in Clay County, Indiana, the son of Robert and Nancy (Louderback) Bennett. He graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1980. Joe married Charlene Bell on July 18, 1986.

 

Joe was the epitome of a community servant. After graduation, Joe served as a Volunteer Fireman for the Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department for seven years. Joe worked as a fireman for the Brazil City Fire Department and was a member of the International Association of Firefighters local 1453 for 28 years. He served as Brazil City Fire Chief for 9 years. Joe also worked for the Clay County Sheriff’s Department as a dispatcher and a jailer. He served as the Town Marshall for Harmony for several years and a reserve officer for the Brazil Police Department. Joe has served on the Calcutta Cemetery Board for the past several years and was currently serving as their board president.

 

When he wasn’t serving others, Joe enjoyed photography, watching racing, and watching IU Basketball. Although Joe didn’t have children of his own, he dearly loved his nephews Stuart and Wyatt. He attended nearly all of their sporting events and photographed many events for them and their friends.

 

Joe had several dogs over the years and truly enjoyed being a “Dog Dad”.

 

Joe is survived by his wife of 36 years Charlene Bennett; his brother Jake Bennett and wife Jill; nephews Stuart and Wyatt; brothers and sisters-in-law: Darrell Bell and wife Katie, Charles Bell and wife Linda, Donna Archer and husband Casey, Ron Smith and wife Darla; uncle Richard “Boone” Evans; as well as various cousins and extended family members and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Nancy Bennett and an aunt Pat Evans; mother and father-in-law Charles and Shirley Bell.

 

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Services will be held on Saturday, at the funeral home, at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clay County Humane Society 8280 N County Rd 125 W. Brazil, IN 47834.

 

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

 

Karen Pauline Welty

Karen Pauline Welty

JANUARY 21, 1940 – NOVEMBER 7, 2022

 

Karen Pauline Welty, 82, of Bainbridge formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2022.

Born January 21, 1940 in Greencastle, the daughter of Elmer Bruce and Maude Minnie (Ellis) Sims.

Karen was a homemaker and farmed with her husband on their family farm. She was a member of Lifespring Church of Bainbridge. Karen loved to play golf, bridge and winter in Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband William Welty; brother Phillip Sims; and an infant sister Rebecca Sims.

Karen is survived by her husband Thomas Herbert; children Jeff (Yvonne) Welty, Vicky (Harold) Greene, and Kent (Sandy) Welty; brothers Michael (Terry) Sims and Doug (Julia) Sims; six grandchildren Matthew (Melissa) Welty, Alison (Jeremy) Briles, Michelle (Matthew) Williams, Tyler (Sara) Welty, Cory (Ronica) Welty, and Nathan (Grace) Welty; six great grandchildren; and six step children.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 11, 2022 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Stilesville Cemetery, Stilesville, IN.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, November 10th at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Karen to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (give.michaeljfox.org)

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

Jimmie Dale Hargett

Jimmie Dale Hargett

JANUARY 29, 1952 – NOVEMBER 7, 2022

 

Jimmie D. Hargett, 70, passed peacefully over the River Jordan on November 7 2022.

 

He was born on January 29, 1952 in Mount Croghan, South Carolina to Wade and Peg (Fadie) Hargett.

He spent most of his life farming and working in the cotton mills in his home state. He was an avid fisherman, but, above all, he was an artist. Jimmie loved working with his hands, and he applied his skills as a craftsman and jack-of-all-trades into the hobbies of woodworking and painting, where his true talent shined. In his downtime, Jimmie loved playing video games, and he spent many evenings sharing that with his sons.

In his heart, South Carolina would always be Jimmie’s home. Family and the love of God is what he lived for. He pastored for a short time at The Way of the Cross Church in Jefferson, South Carolina.

Jimmie is survived by his wife, Donna Hargett; six children, Anthony (Stephanie) Hargett, Kenneth (Misti) Hargett, Sandra (Doug) Johnson, Brian (Carol) Hargett, Cassie (Carey) Shea, and Andy (Emily) Mitchell; one brother, Wylie (Susie) Hargett; four brothers-in-laws, Gordon, Paul, Steve, and Gary Neeley; one aunt, Bonnie Steen; 20 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wade and Fadie Hargett, his sister, Sue, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Earl and Edna Neeley, his brother-in-law, Roger Neeley, his sister-in-law, Sherri Neeley, his niece, Tanya Neeley, and his grandchildren, Noah Wade Hargett and Amelia Shea.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2022, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Monday.

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

 

Helen Louise (Richmann) Creviston

Helen Louise (Richmann) Creviston

December 11, 1928 ~ November 7, 2022 (age 93)

 

Helen L. Creviston, age 93 of Bainbridge passed away November 7th, 2022.

She was born December 11th, 1928 to the late George McClellan and Mable Marie (Mason) Richmann.

Helen was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Restoration Branch and a member of the Town and Country Home Economics Club and the FAH Club, she was a talented painter, crafter and needle worker.

Helen married Robert Edward Creviston Sr. August 7th, 1949 and he preceded her in death March 13th, 2007.

She is survived by her sons Robert E. Creviston Jr. (Karen) of Greencastle, Mark D. Creviston (Peg) of New Winchester; daughters Lisa D. Brown (Matt) of Russellville, Laura J. Watkins (Jerry) of Eminence; sister-in-law Wanda Richmann; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she is also preceded in death by her brothers Clifford Richmann and James Richmann.

A Graveside service for Helen will be held 2:30 pm, Thursday November 10th, 2022 at Centerton Cemetery, Center Valley Rd, Martinsville, IN 46151.

 Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net   

Wanda Lou (Smith) Dyer Copeland

Wanda Lou (Smith) Dyer Copeland

April 12, 1937  -  November 6, 2022

 

Wanda Lou (Smith) Dyer Copeland, 85, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on November 6, 2022, at Shakamak Good Samaritan, following complications of a fall.

 

Wanda was born on April 12, 1937, in Coal City, Indiana, the daughter of Howard R. and Marie (Wright) Smith. She graduated from Coal City High School with the class of 1955. She worked as the Post-Master at Coal City, Lewis, Merom, and Celestine retiring after 31 years of service.

 

Wanda enjoyed her family, music, and her Lord. She played the piano and organ for many years at her church. She was currently attending East Side Baptist Church in Terre Haute.

 

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Marie Smith and a brother George Smith.

 

Survivors include her two sons Brian Dyer of Spencer and Barry Dyer and wife Patty of Coal City; grandchildren: Jacob Dyer (Stacie), Colton Dyer (Jordan Bowen), Samantha Effner (Nelson), Tony Wolfe (Natalie), Brock Dyer (Jessica), Joni Garrett (Daniel); great-grandchildren: Alex Wolfe, Hunter Wolfe (Sierra Pla), Demi Wolfe, Ivelynn Dyer, Hughston Dyer, Luke Garrett, Lena Garrett, Harlow Dyer, and Cohen Dyer; a great-great-granddaughter Paxyn Rhodes; nephews: Richie Smith (Beth) and Rodney Smith (Christa) as well as several extended family members and friends.

 

Visitation will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 E. Eighth Street Clay City Indiana, 47841 on Friday, November 11, 2022, from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Services will follow at 2:00 PM with Pastor Dr. John Thompson officiating. Burial will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Mary Evelyn Heeke

Mary Evelyn Heeke

SEPTEMBER 8, 1925 – NOVEMBER 6, 2022

 

Mary Evelyn Heeke, 97, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Mary was born in Putnamville on September 8, 1925, the daughter of Ernest C. and Mary E. (Sellers) Smith, and was a graduate of Cloverdale High School in 1943.

Survivors include two sons, Joe Heeke, (Kathy), Greencastle, and Bill Heeke, (Laurie), Greencastle; two daughters, Marcia Linville, Greencastle, and Theresia Dunkel, (Larry), Gallatin, Tennessee; thirteen grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert J. Heeke, three brothers, John, Bill, and Joyce “Bud” Smith; and two sisters, Mildred Davis and Elizabeth Jones.

Graveside Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at Putnamville Cemetery with Pastor Mark Strom officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Putnamville Cemetery C/O the Treasurer, 2059 W. County Road 600 S., Greencastle, Indiana 46135.

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

Sharon Lee Strassler

Sharon Lee Strassler

JULY 27, 1938 – NOVEMBER 4, 2022

 

Sharon was born on July 27th, 1938 in Terre Haute, IN to Wayne and Mary McIntosh. She died on November 4th, 2022 due to injuries she sustained in a fall in her home.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; brother Larry; her first husband Jon Fox; and daughter Lisa Fox.

Sharon was a 1956 graduate of Garfield High School, where she was very active in sports, social and academic clubs. Later in life, she was a member of the Women’s Department Club, Newcomer’s Club and was a long-time member of the Terre Haute Bridge Club. She was a true social butterfly with a close-knit group of girlfriends she continued to get together with for lunch once a month to reminisce, catch up on their families, and sometimes commiserate, right up until her passing. She cherished the opportunity to stay connected to friends and loved ones.

She was a feisty perfectionist with an intense competitive streak. An avid reader, she was also a very creative, artistic soul who loved to paint, draw, sew, and crochet. But it was her status as a Life Master Bridge player that enabled her to fulfill her passion for travel, as she was able to compete in bridge tournaments in and out of the US. In addition to traveling, she loved to bake, shop, dance, shop, swim, shop, and was a classic movie enthusiast! She was a homemaker most of her life and kept herself busy with creative hobbies and watching her children and grandchildren in their various activities. Even after experiencing more than her fair share of heartbreak and loss, she remained a pillar of strength for many.

Sadly, a gradual loss of vision, over a 30 year period, made it increasingly impossible to do many of the things she dearly loved. However, she was persistent and determined to adapt to her limitations. Even as she was nearing total blindness, she continued to enjoy countless novels using audio books. She committed many recipes to memory so that she could still bake our favorite treats and she never stopped dancing, playing giant scrabble, or being very competitive at various card games. She was happier when winning!

Sharon is survived by her devoted husband of nearly 45 years, Max Strassler; son, Jonathan Fox; daughter, Mary Dowell (John); step-sons Bill (Glenda), David, and Ross Strassler;as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She passed away peacefully, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis surrounded by loved ones.

A Memorial Visitation will be held at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home on Friday, November 11th, 2022, from 3-7pm.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation located on 7725 N. College Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46240 and at https://indianabcf.org/index.php/donate.

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

Richard Ray Meek

Richard Ray Meek

July 29, 1953 ~ November 6, 2022 (age 69)

 

Richard Ray Meek “Rick” 69 of Cloverdale passed away November 6th, 2022.

Rick was born in Beech Grove, IN on July 29th, 1953 to the late Gerald E. and Betty L. (McCormmick) Meek.

Rick was an outstanding father, loving brother and devoted son and the worlds best Papaw Dude! Family was the most important thing to him and he always put them first.

Rick was a veteran of the US Army and proudly served his country, he was an M16 Sharpshooter Specialist and served in the transportation division. He was

a very proud member of the American Legion Post 281.
Rick was a retired truck driver with Teamsters Local 716. He worked many years at Indianapolis Steel, Yellow Freight, Milestone and Lazer Spot.

Rick is survived by his children Tamara (Carl) and Lindsay (Josh). Rick had 5 grandchildren Lauren, Clayton, Austin, Sierra and Maverick, as well as his longtime companion of 24 years Judith L. Powell.

Rick is also survived by his brothers Randall, David, Robert and sister Jewlia and several nieces and nephews.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Betty Meek and 3 brothers, Darald, Ronald, Gerald.

Rick will be laid to rest at Cataract Cemetery and a celebration of life will be held at the Cloverdale American Legion Post 281 at a later date. Rick was truly an amazing person and will be greatly missed by all.

Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net. 

Betty Lancaster

Betty Lancaster

JULY 28, 1944 – NOVEMBER 4, 2022

 

Betty B. Lancaster, 78, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022 surrounded by her family.

Born July 28, 1944 in Greencastle, the daughter of Clarence and Pauline (Harmon) Marshall. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School “Class of 1962” and of Indiana Business College.

Betty retired from St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church where she served as secretary for 23 years. She was a member of the Sherwood Christian Church and volunteer with the Putnam County Hospital Ladies Guild.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Betty is survived by her husband John F. Lancaster; daughters, Melissa Lancaster and Terri (husband Jason) Scott; grandson Cameron Scott; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 19th at the Sherwood Christian Church 600 Kirkwood Drive Greencastle, IN.

The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of services.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Betty to the Sherwood Christian Church or the American Cancer Society.

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

Phyllis Jean Jeffers

Phyllis Jean Jeffers

JULY 9, 1935 – NOVEMBER 3, 2022

 

Phyllis Jean Jeffers, 87, of Terre Haute, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. She was born on July 9, 1935, in Terre Haute, to Philip M. Frew, Sr. and Verna E. (Russell) Frew. She married Jack E. Jeffers on August 4, 1957.

Phyllis is survived by her children, Debbie Sylvain and husband Jeff of Plainfield, Pam Zwissler and husband Ben of Columbus, Alan Jeffers and wife Nicole of Brazil, Connie Salzlein and husband Ken of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Iain McNair, Aaron Zwissler and wife Julie, Nathan Zwissler, Daniel Zwissler, Asieavae Jeffers, Avalee Jeffers, James Zwissler and wife Lisa, Patrick Williams and Melanie Payne; and great-grandchildren, Connor, Allie, Jake, Emma, and Cooper.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Shane Joseph McNair; and ten siblings.

Phyllis was a 1953 graduate of Garfield High School. She worked as a secretary for the Teamsters, worked at Topps on Wabash Avenue, was a volunteer for the Pink Ladies at Clay County Hospital in the 80s, and retired as a physical therapy aide from Independence Rehab. Phyllis was a long-time member of Union Christian Church.

In her spare time, Phyllis loved to garden and could often be found tending to her flowers. She was an excellent cook and baker. Her fruit pies and cobblers were among some of her family’s favorite desserts. No matter how busy she was, her house was immaculate and her hard wood floors were always shining. Most of all, Phyllis loved her family. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She attended her granddaughters’ sporting events faithfully, doted on her grandsons during their annual summer visits, and cherished every moment she spent with her family. She will be truly missed.

Visitation will be held from noon until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Mark Grayless officiating. Phyllis will be laid to rest next to her husband in Roselawn Memorial Park’s Chapel of Memories. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dementia Society of America at https://www.dementiasociety.org/donate . Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Gerald Allen Steele

Gerald Allen Steele

APRIL 24, 1950 – NOVEMBER 1, 2022

 

Gerald Allen “Gary” Steele, 72, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

Born April 24, 1950 in Greencastle, he was the son of Edgar N. and Gail (Crodian) Steele and attended Greencastle Schools.

Gary was a client at Putnam County Comprehensive Services and was also employed by DePauw University Food Service Department as a dishwasher. He also enjoyed serving in the nursery at Sherwood Christian Church rocking the babies.

He loved fishing and playing with animals. He also loved wiener roasts with homemade ice cream.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Edgar N. Steele Jr.

Gary is survived by his brothers, Michael R. (Rhonda) Steele and Bryan S. (Peggy) Steele; a sister Donna (Jerry) Williams; sister-in-law Lynne Steele; several nieces, nephews; and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 7, 2022 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Clinton Falls Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 6th at the funeral home.

 

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Shawn Earl Battin

Shawn Earl Battin

APRIL 29, 1971 – NOVEMBER 3, 2022

 

Shawn Earl Battin, 51, of Greencastle passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Putnam County Hospital.

Shawn was born in Brazil on April 29, 1971, the son of Thomas and Julie (Chew) Battin, and was a 1989 graduate of South Putnam High School.

Mr. Battin was a member of Boilermakers Union Local 39, and worked as a Union Welder for Buzzi Unicen for 27 years. He coached Travel Baseball for over 20 years, and he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed playing competitive softball for many years.

Survivors include his parents; his wife of 32 years, Angela Battin; four children, Justin Renner, Jordan Battin, Ryan Battin, (Stephanie Fougerousse), and Ayden Battin; two grandchildren, Jayden Battin, and Stella Battin; a sister, Kristi Short, (Tom), a brother, Brent Battin, (Julie); and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and Betty Chew, and Ervin and Thelma Battin.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Burial will take place at a later date in Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

 

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Philip Tabor

Philip Tabor

April 30, 1948  -  November 2, 2022

 

Philip John Tabor, 74, passed away November 2, 2022 surrounded by his family. Philip was born to the late John and Harriet (Lisiak) Tabor on April 30, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois.

Philip served his country in the United States Army. Philip lived in Hammond, Indiana after being honorably discharged from the military. On November 4, 1972 Philip married the love of his life, Mary Ann. Together, Philip and Mary Ann raised three children in their home in Highland, Indiana. He worked as a driver for UPS for 40 years. After retiring, Philip built his retirement home in Reelsville, Indiana. Philip and Mary moved to Reelsville in 2010.

Philip loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. In his free time, he loved playing golf.

Philip is preceded in death by his parents, one nephew, William Tabor, as well as his mother and father-in-law, Dorothy and John Pastor, and a sister-in-law Betty Standish.

Philip is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Mary Ann Tabor, three children, Vincent Tabor (Jodi), Rebecca Smith (Brad), John Tabor (Eileen), five grandchildren, Kinley, Kamryn, Anderson, Annelise, and Delaney, siblings, Laura Kramp (Dave), William Tabor (Vonetta), Steve Tabor (Jenelle), a brother-in-law, Michael Pastor, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Monday, November 7th from 10 AM until 12:30 P.M. at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Avenue. A funeral mass will begin at 1 P.M. at Annunciation Catholic Church, 19 North Alabama Street in Brazil.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice, 4122 South 7th Street Terre Haute, Indiana 47802.

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

 

Donnie Dobson

Donnie Dobson

October 24, 1964  -  November 2, 2022

 

Donald “Donnie” Wayne Dobson “Trapper”, 58, went home to be with the Lord on November 2, 2022 in Terre Haute. Donnie was born to the late Larry and Mary (Lanham) Dobson on October 24, 1964 in Brazil.

Donnie graduated from Van Buren High School in 1985. Donnie worked at Hobby Trucking for over 26 years for his boss Denny Barnett, who he often called “Dad”. Donnie was a very devoted Christian and was a member of the American Christian Truckers Association and formerly attended Carbon Baptist Church. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, trapping and hunting. He loved spending time outdoors and with his family and friends. He was a talker and always had a good story to tell…or a few stories. He enjoyed cooking and was very successful in the kitchen.

Donnie is preceded in death by his parents, his brother David Dobson, maternal grandparents, Mary and Jim Lanham, paternal grandparents, John and Lois Dobson, and an aunt, Goldie Marie Carr. Donnie is also preceded in death by his four-legged best friend, Tyson.

Donnie is survived by his son, Jacob Dobson (Destiny), step-daughters, Stephanie Hughes (David) and Megan Bass, grandchildren, Daisy Dobson, Skylee Hughes, Kayla Hughes, and Paislee Hughes, sister, Lori Escott (Mike), aunt, Dolores Hanson, nieces, Allie Dobson (Jake), Taylor Dove, Sierra Dobson, great nephews: Ryan Fortune, Easton Minger, and Meyer Taylor, cousins: William "Eric" Hanson (Sheri), and Melinda Hanson Aleshire (Tommy).

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 8th at 3:30 P.M. at Bee Ridge Cemetery, 10160 N Kennedys Crossing Road Brazil, Indiana 47834.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help offset funeral costs.

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

 

Pauline Royer

Pauline Royer

April 6, 1935  -  November 2, 2022

 

Pauline Y. Royer, 87 of Brazil, passed away November 2, 2022, at 11:50 pm at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility surrounded by her family. She was born April 6, 1935, in Ashboro, Indiana, the daughter of Roy P. Moss and Mae Elizabeth Miles Moss. She graduated from Ashboro High School.

 

On May 24, 1953, Pauline was united in marriage to Aron Royer. Together they owned and operated Royer Realty, with Pauline serving as Secretary. Pauline also owned Mee & Ewe Tea Room and Gift Shop on National Avenue in Brazil for over 15 years. She last worked in retail for Macy’s Department Store at the Mall in Terre Haute for 14 years. Pauline enjoyed collecting bird houses, was a Jeff Gordon Fan and most importantly, she loved family gatherings. She had a talent for decorating her home with primitives and collectables. She also worked in her yard and flower beds with great care.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Aron Royer in 2017; her brother, John M. Moss; granddaughter Natalie Hayes and two sons Darren Royer and Donnell K. Royer.

 

Survivors include her children, Darrell and Annette Royer of Centerpoint, IN, and Darla Hayes and Terry of Brazil, IN; grandchildren, Jacob Royer, Abraham Royer, Isaac Royer, Simon Royer, Jason Royer (Gina), Dustin Royer (Krissy), Shawn Royer(Sarah), Rachelle Royer, Shelly Amerman (Troy), Jennifer Hayes; great-grandchildren, Aron, Kelly, Brooklynne, Bristol, Bronx, Hadley, Reese, Dylan, Lily, Cora, Charlie, Carrington, Aiden, Ryleigh, and Audrie; daughter in law, Teresa Royer of Barstow, IN; a large extended family, including cousins, and sisters in law, Madonna Campbell and Regina Royer. She was always close to the Royer Family.

 

Services will be held Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 1:00pm at the Lawson-Miller Chapel with Pastor Doug Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11-1:00pm. Donations may be directed to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 8th Ave. Terre Haute, IN.47804. Post a note of condolence at www.lawson-millerchapel.com

 

Karon Ann (Lange) Thompson

Karon Ann (Lange) Thompson

January 10, 1945 ~ November 2, 2022 (age 77)

 

Karon Ann Thompson, age 77 of Cloverdale passed away November 2, 2022.

She was born January 10th, 1945 to the late Richard and Viola (Groff) Lange.

Karon married Richard Dean Thompson September 16th, 1967 and he preceded her in death March 3, 2013.

She is survived by her brother Richard Lange; children Richard ( Tammy) Thompson Jr., Robert (Bobbie) Thompson, Ryan (Carrie) Thompson; grandchildren Danielle (JT) Francies, Derrick Thompson, Cole Thompson, Haley (Danny) Smith, Madison Thompson, Mason Thompson; step grandchildren Tara (Wes) Bell, Kelsey Dyer, Whitney (Matthew) Ray, Ariel (Jake) Kellersohn, Hunter Higgins, Kaylee Hubbard, Eva Hubbard; 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents she is also preceded in death by her sister Sharon M. Cooper.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday November 10th, 2022 at the Cloverdale United Methodist Church 364 W. Robert Weist Ave. Cloverdale, IN. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until the service time of 6:30 pm. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net. 

Phyllis Ann Maurer

Phyllis Ann Maurer

June 1, 1941  -  October 30, 2022

 

Phyllis Ann (Stevenson) Maurer, 81, of Center Point, IN, passed away at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Brazil, IN on October 30, 2022.

 

Phyllis was born on June 1, 1941, in Brazil, Indiana the daughter of Harold and

Gertrude (Stearley) Stevenson. After the death of her mother in 1945, she lived with her grandmother Mary Stearley until her father remarried Thelma (McLain) Bell. She was raised on a farm in Clay County learning to milk cows and drive the tractor to help her father. She attended Ashboro School for 12 years and was one of four students in the last graduating class from the school in May 1959. February 13, 1960 she married Larry Maurer and they began their family, which grew to include 2 daughters and a son. While raising their family, she attended Union Hospital School of Nursing, receiving her Practical Nursing Diploma in September, 1969 and began what would become a lifelong career as a nurse in Clay County. Throughout the years she worked at Clay County Hospital, Clay County Health Center and the Community Medical Clinic in Brazil. While at CMC she served as office nurse for Dr John Nonweiler, Dr Paul Houston, Frank Kiefer PA, and Dr Charles French. During this time period she also returned to school and earned her associate degree in nursing from Indiana State University in May 1994. She retired from nursing in 2014.

 

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Earl Maurer, their son, Steven Earl Maurer and a great-granddaughter, Rylie Dawn Heffner.

 

She leaves behind a large family whom she enjoyed spending time with, including a brother Chester (Sue) Stevenson, sister Catherine Lee, 2 daughters, Leanne (Russ) True, Christine (Marty) Heffner and a daughter in law, Kelly Maurer. She has 11 grandchildren, Nicole (Greg) West, Dustin (Whitney) True, Austin (Melissa) Heffner, Jason True, Kellsy (A.J.) Terrell, Mallory (Nathan) Jenkins, Griffin (Rachel) Maurer, Jordan (Kylee) Maurer, Allison (Tyler) Lark, Meredith (Tyler) Mattox, Ian (Ashley) Heffner and 26 great-grandchildren, Jordan, Sabrina, Sydney, Zachary, Bentley, Ainsley and Isabella West, Makayla, Brylee and Devin True, Ren, Rhys and Reid Terrell, Amos, Sawyer, Hunter and Mazie Jenkins, Liev, Nicola and Eleanor Maurer, Lucy Maurer, Khloe and Kyden Lark, Nora and Eliza Mattox, Eden Heffner, and 1 great-great grandchild, Vayda West.

 

Special friends who loved and supported Phyllis so kindly. These include Sue Stevenson, Carolyn Thompson, Gena Stephens, Joann Collins and Jessica Modglin.

 

In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Center Point Volunteer Fire Department or Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation .

 

Visitation will be held at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 East National Avenue in Brazil, Sunday, November 6, 2022 from 4pm to 8pm and again at 10am on Monday prior to the service. Services officiated by Pastor Doug Davis will be on Monday, November 7, 2022 at 11am. Burial will follow at the Center Point Cemetery.

Herman Richard Culbertson

Herman Richard Culbertson

DECEMBER 23, 1955 – OCTOBER 30, 2022

 

Herman Richard Culbertson, age 66, of Fillmore, Indiana passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022.

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

Jefforey Wayne Reagin

Jefforey Wayne Reagin

JUNE 25, 1966 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

 

Jefforey Wayne Reagin, age 56, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Friday, September 23, 2022.

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

Leroy Frank Schoenfeld

Leroy Frank Schoenfeld

OCTOBER 19, 1930 – OCTOBER 31, 2022

 

Leroy Frank Schoenfeld, age 92, of Westfield, Indiana passed away on Monday, October 31, 2022.

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

Cathena Jean (Browning) Richardson

Cathena Jean (Browning) Richardson

February 22, 1959 ~ October 28, 2022 (age 63)

 

Cathena Jean Richardson, age 63 of Greencastle passed away October 28th, 2022.

She was born February 22nd, 1959 to the late Alton and Willie Jean (Ward) Browning.

Cathena married Larry Richardson June 9th, 1993 and he survives.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her daughter Courtney Kingery and her husband Cory; grandchildren Brett Pelham, Bella Scialo; brothers Daniel Browning and his wife Sue, Timmy Browning; sisters Angelique Cowans, Stacey Bennington.

Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net. 

Richard G. Parker

Richard G. Parker

December 24, 1945 ~ October 31, 2022 (age 76)

 

Richard (Rick) Parker, 76, of Greencastle, passed away Monday, October 31, 2022, at Mill Pond Health Campus. Rick was born in Greencastle December 24, 1945, to the late George and Freda(Hurst) Parker of Bell Union. He graduated from Filmore High School in 1964 and received a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering from Purdue University.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Vickie (Knoy) Parker, son Matt Helmer (Fawn);grandchildren Parker Helmer, Ally Taylor, Connor George, and Becca George; sister Carol Conner; sister-in-law Beckie (Knoy) Nachtrieb (Mark); nephew Pat Connor (Sandi); nieces Anne Uberto (Brent), Kara Trimmer (Matt), Megan Nachtrieb, and Kaitlin Nachtrieb; and six great nieces and nephews.

After graduation from Purdue University, Rick returned to the Bell Union area to carry on the third generation of family farming. He was an avid golfer, a longtime member of the Wednesday Inside Nine Only (WINO) Golf League, and a loyal and steadfast friend with those who shared the love of the game. Rick was known for his persistence; he did not give up on a piece of broken equipment, a flooded field, his golf swing, or even the Purdue basketball and football teams. Through years of immense health challenges, he persevered. Rick was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and a faithful friend to the lives he touched.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 4th, 2022 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm, Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.  Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 5th, 2022 at 11:00am with burial following at the Stilesville Cemetery.  Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.  Memorial gifts may be made to the Putnam County Community Foundation for the Rick and Vickie Parker Family Scholarship Fund. Online gifts can be given via https://putnamccf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create/fund?funit_id=1140

Tristin Jacob Andrews

Tristin Jacob Andrews

March 22, 1997  -  October 29, 2022

 

Tristin Jacob Andrews, 25, of Whitestown, Indiana, and formerly of Staunton, Indiana, passed away on October 29, 2022.

 

Tristin was born on March 22, 1997, in Terre Haute, Indiana the son of William S. Andrews and Jacqueline (Maesch) Andrews. He graduated from Northview High School with the class of 2015. Following high school, he earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management graduating in 2019. Tristin worked for Walmart and Wilhelm Construction in Indianapolis. Most recently he had been working with Thompson Thrift as a Pre-construction Process Engineer.

 

Tristin enjoyed playing drums, playing video games, and playing in his band “Whose Deal”.

 

Tristin is survived by his mother Jacqueline “Jackie” Andrews and fiancé Bob Dennany; his father William S. Andrews; a sister Katelynn Hogue Smith and her husband Dustin Boyll; half-brothers Matt, Brooks, and Billy; nieces and nephews: Delainey, Tucker, Bentley, Stella, and Callum; fiancé Ireland Wetnight; as well as a large extended family.

 

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Services will be on Friday, at 1:00 PM with pastor Marlin Betts officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tristin’s family.

 

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

Abe Gurchiek

Abe Gurchiek

December 29, 1941  -  October 30, 2022

 

Albert “Abe” Martin Gurchiek, 80, passed away October 30, 2022 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Albert was born to the late Thomas John Gurchiek and Naomi Shepherd on December 29, 1941 in Farmersburg, Indiana.

As a young man, Abe served the country that he loved in the United States Army. He was a Christian, a loving father, a brother who loved his family, and a kind and caring friend. Abe had many hobbies including, hunting, golf, bowling, and spending time with his family.

Abe is preceded in death by his parents, as well as a brother, Bart Gurchiek.

Abe is survived by his children, Albert “Bert” Gurchiek (Stephanie) and John Gurchiek (Kara), grandchildren, Kade Jones, Eli, Olivia, Maximus, and Madeline Gurchiek, siblings, Tom Gurchiek (Agnes), Duane Gurchiek (Beverly), Madonna Pope (Harold), Teresa Fuller, Bonnie Harmon (Larry), and Michele Otte (Larry).

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff and Wyndmoor Senior Living and Terre Haute Regional Hospital, specifically, Debbie N.P., Clark RN, Barbie RN, Teresa RN, Dr. Kumar, Judy RN, Amedisys and Southern Hospice.

A visitation will be held Saturday, November 5th from 11-1 at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Avenue in Brazil. A funeral service, officiated by Rev. Bert Gurchiek will begin at 1 P.M. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.

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

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