December 20

Edna Mae Collins

Edna Mae Collins, 89, of Cambridge City, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Ambassador Health Care.

She was born in Winchester on June 9, 1928 to Lloyd and Esther (Forrest) Harvey and lived most of her life in Wayne County.

Survivors include three children, Sharon Scholefield, John Paul and Richard Scholefield; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a brother, Herschel Harvey and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Nelson and a sister, Mary St. John.

Visitation will be 12 noon to 2:00 PM on Monday, December 18, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 2:00 PM. Pastor John Huff will officiate. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery.

Carol Mae Robinson

Carol Mae Robinson, age 89, passed away on December 5th in Mercer, WI. She was born in Wayne County, Indiana on April 24, 1928 to Harley and Edith Beeson. She was a lifelong resident of the Hagerstown, Indiana area. She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School. Carol was a retiree from the Dana Distribution center where she worked in the office.

Carol is survived by her son, Melvin (Julia) Belt of Mercer, WI and stepson Stephen Robinson of Richmond, IN. Grandchildren, Vicky Alexander of Cambridge City, IN, Michael Belt of Hagerstown, IN, Stephanie (Daron) Shaul of Hagerstown, IN, Kathryn (Luke) Wanta of Rhinelander, WI and Brian (Shirlie) Robinson of Clarksville, TN, 18 Great-Grandchildren with one on the way and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James K. Robinson, a son Steven Belt, and brothers Carl, Wilbur, and Lewis Beeson.

Graveside services will be December 15th at 11:30 at the Brick Cemetery in Hagerstown. Friends and family may attend a memorial service meal immediately following the service at Willie and Reds in Hagerstown. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution in her name to your favorite charity or local church.

December 13

Elbert Luther Stockberger

Elbert Luther Stockberger, 83, of Hagerstown, went home to be with his Lord Friday, December 8, 2017. Elbert was born October 10, 1934 in Henry County to Fred and Gladys (Runyan) Stockberger.

Elbert retired from Perfect Circle (Dana) Corp. in Hagerstown. He was a member and deacon of White Branch Church of the Brethren where he truly loved serving God and doing his best to follow His Word. He loved gardening, self-sufficiency farming, and woodworking. One of his legacies is Stockberger Maple Syrup, which he began producing in 1954. He enjoyed spending time with his family more than anything.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Wilma (Prosser); five children: Fred Stockberger, Ann "Lisa" (Russell) Teeters, Robert (Sharon) Stockberger, Elbert (Barry) Stockberger Jr., and Bill (Cindy) Stockberger; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three sisters: Annalyn (Jack) Roemer, Judy Nirich, and Jane Meek; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter: Katherine Teeters.

A graveside service was held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Cory-Bales Cemetery near Hagerstown with Pastor Brian Mackie officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Heifer Project International @ www.heifer.org. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle.

Ralph Arlen Griffey

Ralph Arlen Griffey, 73, of Losantville, IN passed away Thursday evening, December 7, 2017 at his residence, with loving family by his side. He was born January 18, 1944 in Muncie, IN the son of Leamon and Ruby (Brown) Slavin. He was a 1962 graduate of Center High School, Selma, IN.

Ralph worked as a truck driver for 37 years, driving as an owner operator and later for Jason Chamberland and Lee Thornburg Trucking. He enjoyed spending his leisure time around fast cars, fishing, working in the yard and listening to rock-n- roll music.

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife of 54 years, Bonnie; three sons, Dean Griffey (Ann) of McMinville, TN, Glenn Griffey (Cristee) and Tom Griffey, all of Modoc, IN; a daughter, Tina Phelps (Gerald) of New Castle, IN; a brother, Ike Griffey (Eleanor) of Georgia; two sisters, Marian Dovovan of Yorktown, IN and Penny Cunningham (Jack) of New Castle, IN; seven grandchildren, Bridgett, Ethan, Taylor, Jack, Hannah, Hali and Grant; five great grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Conley.

Funeral services were Monday, December 11, 2017 at Thornburg Memorial Chapel of Parker City, IN. Cremation followed. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonshookfuneralhomes.com.

Sabrina Lynn Conley

Sabrina Lynn Conley, 27, of Lynn, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at IU Health University Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born in Richmond on July 25, 1990 to Wayne, Jr. and Julia (Tarango) Conley and lived most of her life in Economy. Sabrina was a graduate of Hagerstown High School and a member of Carlos Christian Church. She was employed by Navient in Muncie and was active with The Honor Stride.

Survivors include her parents, Wayne Jr. and Julia Conley of Lynn; four siblings, Keith Conley (Crystal) of Economy, Nathan Conley of Lynn, Brian Tarango of Las Vegas, NV and Layla Quintana of Muncie; her maternal grandmother, Virginia Tarango of Richmond; her paternal grandmother, Janice Webster (Robert) of Lynn; two nieces, Ember Conley and Keira Gross; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were Saturday, December 9, at Culberson Funeral Home. Hagerstown with Pastor Jerry Bowlin officiating.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to The Honor Stride, 8501 N. Tahoe Dr., Muncie, IN 47303 or online at www.thehonorstride.com.

December 6

Donald E. Hunter

Donald E. Hunter, 72, passed away on Monday Nov. 27, 2017 at Heritage House. He was born in Richmond on Jan. 29, 1945 to Horace and Barbara Hunter and lived his entire life in this area. After school he started working at Tom Raper RV in the body shop and then in the early 80’s began working at Earlham College. Don worked in several departments during his over 30 years at Earlham and he retired in 2014.

He enjoyed hanging out with his brother, Otis and spending time with his family and friends. Don will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. Pastor Anton Payne officiated with burial at Southlawn Cemetery in Dublin.

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

Patricia Ann Wilson

Patricia Ann Wilson, 90, a long time Liberty resident, died Friday, December 1, 2017 at Reid Health.

She was born in Richmond on April 25, 1927 to Lawrence and Marceline (Coggeshall) Moore and lived most of her life in Liberty. In 1948, she married Harold Wilson and he preceded her in death in 2001. She was a 65 year member of Edwards Memorial Church in Liberty. She had been employed at Huffy Manufacturing and was a former member of Phi Chi Epsilon in Hagerstown and Delta Theta Tau in Liberty.

Survivors include 2 sons, Timothy Wilson (Deborah) of Eldorado, OH and Todd Wilson of Liberty; 5 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family with burial in Greens Fork South Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HELP the Animals, Inc., 2101 W. Main St., Richmond, IN 47374.

Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

November 29

Deborah Lynn Shaffer

Deborah Lynn Shaffer, age 61, of Milton, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord after a short battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.

Born July 17, 1956, in Richmond, Indiana, to Archie and Juanita Elaine Higgs Sartain, Debbie lived in Wayne County most of her life. She attended Centerville-Abington Community Schools and graduated from Richmond High School in 1974. Debbie worked in the telecommunication industry for several years and was a project manager for Carousel Industries. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Connersville, Indiana, where she taught Sunday school. Debbie volunteered at the Hope Center in Connersville. She enjoyed traveling and gardening and had a passion for interior decorating. Debbie loved spending time with her grandchildren. She always made others feel comfortable and accepted.

Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Danny Glenn Shaffer; sons, Joseph (Heather) Hilbert of Westfield, Indiana, Sean (Shaye Dickey) Hilbert and Eric (Stephanie) Shaffer, both of Indianapolis, Indiana; daughters, Emily (James) Slaven of Hagerstown, Indiana, and Elyssa (Scott) Mendenhall of Florida; 10 grandchildren, Maren, Dylan, and Kellen Hilbert, Jordan Proffitt-Hilbert, and Maddie and Lainey Shaffer, all of Indianapolis, Avery and Collier Slaven of Hagerstown, and Emma and Alex Mendenhall of Florida; sisters, Rhonda (Ken) Collins and Denise (Sonny) Klein, both of South Carolina; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; two uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were Monday, November 27, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor John Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Lutherania Cemetery.

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

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

November 22nd

Rosie Mae McCracken

Rosie Mae McCracken, 62, of Hagerstown, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Reid Health in Richmond.

She was born in New Castle on November 16, 1954 to Clarence Eddie and Viva Mae (Collins) Tucker and lived most of her life in Wayne County.

Rosie work at several area restaurants and, for the past 10 years, had been employed at Kroger in New Castle. She attended Faith United Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her pets.

Survivors include a daughter, Cinnimin Durham of Douglas, GA; a grandson, Devin Durham of Valdosta, GA; 2 sisters, Christine Joseph of Richmond and Alice Sweigart of New Castle; a brother-in-law, Donald McCracken of Hagerstown; a sister-in law, Irene Ross of Connersville and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee McCracken in 2014 and a sister, Linda Pfoutz.

Visitation wil1 be 10 AM to 11:30 AM at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown, on Saturday, November 25. Services will follow at 11:30 AM. Pastor Larry Delon will officiate. Interment will be in West Lawn Cemetery.

Jerry Jarvis

Jerry Jarvis Sr. age 63 of Economy passed away unexpectedly after a battle with cancer on Thursday the 16th day of November at his home surrounded by family, friends and his pastor.

He was born January 26th 1954 to Amos and Flodia Jarvis and was longtime resident of Richmond where he worked at Hutton Manufacturing, Terra Green and retired from Silgan Closures.

Jerry is survived by his beloved wife Agnes (Aggie) Hollingsworth Jarvis of Richmond and three loving children Sherry Lynn Jarvis of Richmond, Jerri Ann Jarvis of Greens Fork, Jerry Jarvis Jr. and wife Amy Rowe Jarvis of Economy. Jerry and Aggie were blessed with seven grandchildren Gayle McConnell and husband Mitch McConnell, Trevor Adams, Kevin Plyley, Allison Adams, Kelvin Plyley, Tony Wetzel and Aubry Jarvis all of Richmond. Jerry has three surviving siblings, Rosanna Jarvis Melton and husband Danny Melton of Bonifay, Fla, Brenda Jarvis Eubanks and husband Michael Eubanks of Prairie Ronde, La. and Jim Jarvis and wife Cheryl Jarvis of Panama City, Fla. and a very special close friend Steve Wren of Richmond.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Amos Jarvis and Flodia Reed Jarvis of East Bernstadt, Ky. and older brother Johnny Jarvis of Richmond and his best friend and dog, Bear.

Jerry loved spending time with family and friends getting together, playing games, camping and most of all, fishing.

Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday November 22, 2017 at the Bible Baptist Church 4274 U.S. 27 North Richmond with Rev Fletcher Callahan officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the church. Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be given to Reid Foundation for Hospice Care 1100 Reid Parkway Richmond, Indiana 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

November 15th

Gloria Bicknell

Gloria Bicknell, 57, passed away at her home in Milton early Monday morning November 6, 2017. A daughter of the late John E. and Phyllis J. (Glisson) Grubbs, Gloria was born in New Castle, Indiana on April 15, 1960. Gloria grew up in the Jacksonburg community. She and her family moved to Hagerstown where she graduated high school with the class of 1978. Gloria retired from the Richmond State Hospital in July of 2015 after 30 years of service. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary- Hagerstown Post #333. Gloria was a loving wife and mother who loved to spend any time possible with her grandchildren. In her leisure, she enjoyed camping, fishing, boating and watching her son race at Mt. Lawn.

Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Bart L. Bicknell. They were married in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on May 1, 1999. 2 children, Ross (Melissa) Lane of Greensburg and Khrystal Bicknell of Greenwood; 6 grandchildren, Sara, Brian, Dylan, Brooklyn, Kristopher and Alex; 2 great grandsons, Ryan and Blade; 1 brother, Danny Grubbs of Havelock, NC; and her special canine companion, Rowdy.

Gloria was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Timothy Grubbs on August 7, 2002 and Tracy Grubbs on November 9, 1980.

Gloria

Funeral services for Gloria will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday November 11, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Burial will follow at the Jacksonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Friday November 10th.

Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Lela Alice Shroyer Herr

Lela Alice Shroyer Herr of Richmond, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 6, 2017 at age 97. Lela was born in Millgrove, Indiana on April 10, 1920 to Russell and Mary (Orndorff) Shroyer. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Sidney (George) Shank, Wayne (June) Shroyer, and Janice (Joel) Wagoner.

Lela graduated from Montpelier High School in 1937 and from Ball State Teachers’ College in 1942. She taught Home Economics at New Lisbon High School and music at Ashland and Millville Schools. She also gave private lessons in her home. Lela served her beloved Lord as church organist and pianist for more than 45 years, and was a member of Locust Grove Church of the Brethren. She served others with hospitality and homemade crescent rolls. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

Lela was married on June 9, 1945, to Willard Herr of New Lisbon, Indiana. They celebrated 48 years together before his death in August 1993. Lela is survived by her children, Philip (Lee) Herr of McIntosh, AL, Esther (Ben) Mills of New Lisbon, IN, and Nancy (Michael) Ludwig of Indianapolis, IN; by grandchildren Craig Herr, Ann Herr Kendall, Joseph Herr, Benjamin Herr, Allen Mills, Angela Mills Steele, Jackson Ludwig, and Anna Ludwig Webster; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 11 AM to 1 PM on Thursday, November 9, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 1:00 PM. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Locust Grove Church of the Brethren Missions Fund.

Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

November 8th

Tyler Wade Blevins

Tyler Wade Blevins, 23, a resident of New Castle and formerly of Hagerstown passed away unexpectedly Saturday, November 4, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 23, 1994 in Henry County.

Tyler attended New Castle and Hagerstown schools and graduated with honors from the Excel Center in Richmond in 2016. He was employed at Sky High Grain Bin. An avid fisherman, Tyler loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a friend to everyone he met and he had a big heart for helping others.

Survivors include his parents: Melissa Murphy of New Castle and Mike Murphy of Hagerstown; a brother: Dylan Blevins of Hagerstown; three sisters: Alexis, Madison and Emma Murphy, all of Hagerstown; grandparents: Phyllis and Stephen Murphy of Economy; great-grandfather: John Bach, jr. of New Castle; several aunts, uncles and cousins as well as many life-long friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Stanley and Debi Wiley; an uncle: Jon Wiley; maternal great-grandmother: "Oma" Patsy Bach; paternal grandmother: Mary Wiley and numerous other family members.

Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Bob Case officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the Tyler Wade Blevins Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home, to help cover funeral costs. You may express condolences or share a memory of Tyler at www.hinsey-brown.com.

November 1st

Sarah A. Hilbert

Sarah A. Hilbert, 91, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Reid Health.

She was born on August 18, 1926 to Harry and Agnes (Adrian) Shafer and was a life long resident of the Hagerstown area.

For over 30 years, she taught home economics in the Nettle Creek School system. She also owned and operated the L-Hil Dairy Farm. Sarah was a member of White Branch Church of the Brethren, where she served as Sunday School superintendent, teacher and district board member. She had been active as a 4-H leader, FHA advisor and member of the Henry County DHIA.

Survivors include five children, Lynn Hilbert (Cheryl) of Oregon, Lewayne Hilbert of Hagerstown, Londa Hight (Larry) of Spencer, Ladean Hilbert of Modoc and Laneal Hilbert of Cambridge City; 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis "Doc" Hilbert, in 1962 and three brothers, Ralph Shafer, Norman Shafer and Horace Shafer.

Visitation will be 11 AM to 12 noon on Monday, October 30, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 12 noon. Pastor Brian Mackie will officiate. Burial will follow in Brick Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Henry County 4-H, c/o Purdue Extension Office, 1201 S. Race St., Ste. 303, New Castle, IN 47362

Joel Evan Stout

Joel Evan Stout, 52, of Hagerstown, passed away at his home on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, surrounded by his family, following a 1 1/2 year battle with cancer.

He was born in New Castle on December 30, 1964 to Murray and Lucille (Belt) Stout and was a life long resident of the Hagerstown area. Joel worked all of his life in agriculture, both on farms and for 22 years at Harvest Land Co-Op.

Survivors include his long time companion and soul-mate, Shelley Newton; his mother Lucille Dilling (Fred); five children, Alicia Osborne (Jim), Heather Stout (T.J. Bane), Madison Stout, Moriah Stout, and Bronson Brown; three grandchildren, Anthony Bane, Grayson Osborne and Max Bane; best friends, Melissa and Barry Ritter; four brothers, Gary Stout (Barbara), Greg Stout (Juli), Jeff Stout (Jeanna), and Jon Stout (Marcia); many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1988 and grandparents, Clarence and Thelma Stout and Clarence and Martha Belt.

Visitation will be from 10 AM to 12 noon on Saturday, October 28, at Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren. Services will follow at 12 noon. Pastor Brian Mackie and Pastor Dan Poole will officiate. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery. In accordance with Joel's wishes, the family has requested that you please dress casually.

Memorials may be made to the Indiana Epilepsy Foundation or to American Cancer Society.

Glen E. Lawrence

Glen E. Lawrence, age 92, of Richmond, Indiana, died Monday, October 23, 2017, at his home.

Born February 23, 1925, in Peru, Indiana, to Floyd and Daisy Koontz Lawrence, Glen lived most of his life in Richmond. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy on LSM-385. Glen was a real estate agent with Lingle Real Estate for over 50 years and loved every minute of it. He was a former president of the Richmond Association of Realtors, a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and proud to be a life-time Lutheran. Glen co-founded Seniors on Scooters (SOS) and enjoyed being a volunteer at Reid Hospital for many years.

Survivors include his wife of 75 years, who was his high school sweetheart, Donna Latta Lawrence; two daughters, Sandy (B.C.) Emmons and Nancy Harmer, both of Richmond; five grandchildren, Mark (Robin) Baker of Greens Fork, Indiana, Debby (Bob) Sizemore of Richmond, Carole (Scott) Kramer of Centerville, Indiana, Amanda Harmer of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Michael (Teri) Harmer of Pershing, Indiana; 10 great-grandchildren, Laura (Jon Drutowski) Harsh of Centerville, Josh McDonald of Terre Haute, Indiana, Lindsay McDonald of Richmond, Curtis Kramer of Centerville, Karey Harmer and Kelly (Brandon Peffer) Harmer, both of New Albany, Ohio, Alex (David Argast) Harmer of Bloomington, Indiana, and Jessica, Emily, and Rebecca Harmer, all of Pershing; and two great-great-grandchildren, Cayden Drutowski of Centerville and Kelly expecting in March.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Elizabeth Lawrence; and son-in-law, Don Harmer.

There will be a private service for Glen E. Lawrence with Rev. Bob Meckley officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 South 18th Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or Reid Foundation, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Betty Eileen (Paul) Lakes

Betty Eileen (Paul) Lakes, formerly of Dublin, went to be with the Lord on Monday October 23, 2017.

Betty was born April 15, 1931 to the late Alma Mae (Harris) and William Alpheus Paul. She grew up in New Lisbon and graduated from New Lisbon High School in 1949.

Betty married Ralph Lakes in Dublin on February 23, 1951. She resided in Dublin for 55 years before moving to Indianapolis in 2014.

Betty was a homemaker. She enjoyed crafting, sewing, knitting and reading. She was a dependable babysitter, first with her nieces and nephews and then her grandchildren. She was a member of the New Lisbon Christian Church.

Betty is survived by a brother, John Paul of New Lisbon; three daughters, Janet Kay (Wayne) Gettinger of Hagerstown, Jane Ann (Albert) Lay of Indianapolis and Nancy Jo (Steve) McNew of Straughn; 11 grandchildren; 26 great grandchild one on the way; 2 great grandsons; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Ralph; two daughters, Lana Denise and Joanna Sue Sherwood; son in-law, Kevin Sherwood; two sisters, Mary Thomas and Ruth Query; brother, Harold Paul.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of services at 2 p.m. on Friday October 27, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Son in-law Al Lay will officiate. Burial will follow at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin.

October 25th

Jerry Dale Garard

Jerry Dale Garard, age 83 of Lake City, MI, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at his home.

Jerry was born September 22, 1934, in Vermillion County, Indiana to Arthur and Dorothy (Ingam) Garard.

He married the former Marlene Ann Ford December 16, 1953, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Jerry proudly served in the US Navy Sea Bees during the Vietnam War. He retired and became a self-employed mechanic, welder and fabricator. He enjoyed camping and spending time with his grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marlene; children, Teresa Garard, Keith (Carol) Garard, David (fiancé Lori) Garard, Melinda Herbert, Mark (Dana) Garard, Nila (Carl) Clark; brother, Ronald K. Garard; sister, Patricia Sue Lindskoog; 11 grandchildren, Darlene Cook, Michelle Craft, Melanie Berger, Eric Garard, Courtney Garard, Matthew Garard, Megan Lueken, Cody Herbert, Clay Clark, Morgan Clark, and Noah Clark; 1 step grandchild, Kadie Abbott and 4 step great-grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at the Jacksonburg Christian Church with Reverend Stan Eastman officiating.

Memorial tributes may be directed to the Jacksonburg Christian Church, 1640 N. Jacksonburg Rd., Cambridge City, Indiana 47327.

An online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered by visiting www.youngfuneral.com

October 18th

Reeda Louise Smelser Booker Mann

Reeda Louise Smelser Booker Mann, age 94, of Grand Junction, Colorado, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Eagle Ridge of Grand Valley Nursing Home in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Born January 29, 1923, in Richmond, Indiana, to Claude and Reeda Ridenbaugh Smelser, Reeda was a resident of Wayne County most of her life, moving to Colorado in 1994. She was a former member of Faith Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Joyce E. (Jason) Bailey of Grand Junction, Colorado; sons, John G. (Marsha) Booker of Noblesville, Indiana, Donald D. (Kathy) Booker of Webster, Indiana, and Robert L. (Marsha) Booker of Fountain City, Indiana; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth "Jack" Mann, who died in 1994; parents; sister, Annis Clark; and brothers, Lloyd, John, Burton, and Charles Smelser.

Visitation for Reeda Louise Mann will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Russell L. Fraley officiating. Burial will be in Webster Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Valley Church, 2940 I-70 Business Loop, Grand Junction, CO 81501.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

William J. Rogers

William J. Rogers, age 75, of Richmond, Indiana, died Friday, October 13, 2017, at The Springs of Richmond.

Born April 28, 1942, in Richmond, Indiana, to James and Dorothy Bailey Rogers, Bill was a life-long resident of this community. He was a 1960 graduate of Richmond High School. Bill worked as a systems analyst for Belden, Alcoa, and Dana Corporation for more than 40 years and later as a security guard at Cinram Inc. for two years before retiring. He enjoyed classic cars, trains, playing cards, bowling, traveling, and going out to eat.

Survivors include his daughter, Traci (Jeff) Moistner of Richmond; sons, Terry Rogers of Richmond and Trevor (Tammy) Rogers of Eaton, Ohio; grandchildren, Harli Rogers, Austin Steck, Owen Rogers, Dakota and Courtney Childers, and Logan and Austin Moistner; great-grandchildren, Briele and Brenna; brother, Gene (Darla) Rogers of Centerville, Indiana; nieces; nephews; cousins; other extended family, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Ruth Elaine Rogers, who died October 13, 2016, and parents.

Funeral services were Monday, October 16, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. James L. Girdley officiating. Burial was in West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to: National Parkinson Foundation, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Indiana Chapter, 9075 N. Meridian Street, Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com

Omer S. Stoltzfus

Omer S. Stoltzfus, 86, of Hagerstown, died at his home Friday, October 13, 2017.He was born in Lancaster County, PA on May 31, 1931 to Amos L. and Sarah Stoltzfus.

Survivors include his wife, Fannie (Byler) Stoltzfus; 4 sons, 3 daughters and 9 siblings. He was preceded in death by a son, a son-in-law and 3 siblings.

Services were on Monday , October 16th at the Amos L. Stoltzfus residence, 4644 Treaty Line Road, Hagerstown.

Herbert L. Dumford

Obituary for Herbert L. Dumford

Herbert Leroy Dumford, 81, of Hagerstown, died at Reid Health on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

He was born in Hagerstown on July 5, 1936 to Ray and Jeannette (Dale) Dumford and was a life long resident of the Hagerstown community.

Herb worked in the construction industry. For many years, he was employed by Hagerstown Gravel Company. He was also a well known mechanic. He was a member of Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene. He was a former member of Hagerstown Lions Club, an avid knife collector and particularly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Mae (Griffin) Dumford; two children, Christopher Dumford of Hagerstown and Diana Parkhurst of Louisville, KY; six grandchildren, Jeremy, Joshua, Nathan, Brandon, Alexis and Jacob; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie Cook of Winchester and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Dumford.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Dumford and 11 siblings, Lilly Dumford, Inez Holcomb, Audrey Magee, Leo Dumford, Omar Dumford, Everett Dumford, Donald Warner Dumford, Hubert Dumford, Lois Cole, Nola Dumford and Shirley Dumford.

Services will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 14, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor David Ames will officiate. Visitation will be after 12:30 PM on Saturday.

Memorials may be made to Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene.

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David H. Robling

David H. Robling, 81, went to be with the Lord on October 5, 2017. He was born on September 12, 1936 in Hudsonville, Indiana.

He was the son of Arthur and Ruth Robling (Evans). David attended Centerville Church of the Nazarene and was a resident of Dublin, Indiana where he enjoyed collecting eagle figurines, watching westerns on television, playing board games, and spending time with his family. He was a member in the United States Marines and later spent the majority of his life working for Wayne Works where he aided in the assembly of busses. After retirement, David worked for Swifty gas station.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mildred Joan Robling of Dublin, Indiana, four daughters; Judith Jones of Florida, Bridgette Schaffner and Davena Wiel of California, and Kim Robling of Richmond, Indiana, one son; David Robling of Florida, a father-in-law; Edwin Tucker of Richmond, Indiana, a step daughter; Vicki Canon of Williamsburg, Indiana, her children; Ashley (Zakk) Rainer of Economy, Indiana, Amanda Canon of New Castle, Indiana, and Brandon Samuels of Williamsburg, IN, two sister-in-law's; Cheryl Strickler of Richmond, Indiana and Francis Leinenger of Florida, a brother-in-law; Daryl (Wendy) Tucker of Texas, as well as thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. David will be missed by many, but the memories of his love and goofy personality will remain in our hearts forever.

Funeral services will be held at Centerville Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00am, with Pastor Trevor Stanley officiating. Family and friends are welcome to visit one hour prior to the service. Flower arrangements may be sent to Community Family Funeral Home on Friday or to Centerville Church of the Nazarene Saturday morning. Send online condolences to the family via the internet at www.communityfamilyfh.com

Mary Elizabeth Holcomb

Mary Elizabeth Holcomb, 101 years old, passed away peacefully at Ambassador Healthcare in Centerville on Saturday morning October 7, 2017. A daughter of the late George and Crystal (Lannerd) Myers, Mary was born in Jacksonburg, Indiana on August 6, 1916. Formerly of Knightstown, Mary was a longtime resident of Hagerstown and was a graduate Hagerstown High School. Mary was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Hagerstown where she was a member of their sewing circle and the Losantville Eastern Star. She volunteered at the Hagerstown Thrift Store. Mary retired from the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Home in Knightstown where she worked as a house parent.

Survivors include 2 children, Sarah E. Lucas of Largo, FL and Frank J. Holcomb of Port Orchard, WA; 3 grandchildren, David (Sherri) Lucas of Centerville, Michelle Edwards of Largo, FL and Joseph Holcomb of Port Orchard, WA; 5 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson. Mary was preceded in death by 5 sisters.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. on Friday October 13, 2017at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Fr. John Luerman will officiate. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.

Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

October 11th

Norma Jean Sittloh

Mrs. Norma Jean Sittloh, 92, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, October 6.

She was born on July 12, 1925 in Richmond, Indiana to Leslie M. and Pearl Coffman Shute. She was a 1942 graduate of Williamsburg High School. She married Donald L. Sittloh on September 16, 1945. They were blessed with 63 years of marriage before his death on July 28, 2009.

Mrs. Sittloh formerly worked as a secretary and later at AVCO during World War II. When the family started growing she became a full time homemaker and farm wife, raising six children and taking care of her husband. She enjoyed drawing and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Williamsburg Friends Meeting and Williamsburg Chapter #225, Order of Eastern Star.

Mrs. Sittloh will be missed by her children, Donald W. "Jack" Sittloh and his wife, Sheila; Leanna Reeves and her husband, David; Charles Sittloh and his wife, Jan; Phillip Sittloh and his wife, Heather; Duane "Eric" Sittloh and his wife, Kelly; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Sittloh; 19 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Janice Shute; brothers, Ralph Shute and David Shute; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Sittloh was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Marcus Sittloh; grandson, Brian Sittloh; and brother, Marion Shute.

A funeral ceremony was conducted on Monday, October 9, at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment followed in Crown Hill Cemetery in Centerville.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Williamsburg Friends Meeting, 8253 North US 35, Williamsburg, IN 47393.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com.

Roger G. Compton

Roger G. Compton, 73, of Losantville, died at his home on Monday, October 2, 2017.

He was born in Nancy, KY on July 31, 1944 to Huey and Jessie (Dunsmore) Compton and lived most of his life in the Losantville area.

Roger was a member of Losantville United Methodist Church, a retired employee of General Motors and, for many years, served as president of the Delaware County Coon Hunters Club.

Survivors include his wife, Judy (Campbell) Compton; three children, Cindy Blansett (Mitch), Angie Halstead (Mike) and Eric Compton (Lisa); 12 grandchildren, Amanda, Brittany, Brooke, Aaron, Blake, Deric, Cody, Lynsie, Miranda, Morgan, Melody and Megan; 7 great-grandchildren; a brother, Hoy Compton; 5 sisters, Joan Bland, Lucille Morris, Kay Lyons, Brenda Burton and Carolyn Blan; a special aunt, Barbara Burton and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, October 6, at Losantville United Methodist Church. Rev. Forrest Bowers will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 P.M. on Thursday at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown, and at the church after 12:30 P.M. on Friday.

Memorials may be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation or Alzheimer's Association.

Roger D. Watson

Roger D. Watson, age 65, of Centerville, Indiana, died Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Reid Health.

Born March 14, 1952, in Richmond, Indiana, to Garrard and Dorothy Mary Fulton Watson, Roger lived in this community most of his life. He was a car mechanic and had worked at Advanced Auto Parts. Roger also worked at Belden for 18 years and was a truck driver for 10 years. He enjoyed fishing and working on cars.

Survivors include his wife, Vicky Elaine Black Watson of Centerville; daughter, Lana Girdley of Hagerstown, Indiana; sons, Ben (Anna) Watson of Illinois and Greg Watson of Arba, Indiana; stepchildren, Robert (Nicky) Smith of Hollansburg, Ohio, and Jamie (Brian) Hay of Richmond, Indiana; six grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; brothers, Gary (Norma) Watson of Gas City, Indiana, and Dennis Watson of Greenfield, Indiana; mother-in-law and step father-in-law, Carolyn (Carter) Hall of New Hope, Ohio; step mother-in-law, Margaret Black of Kentucky; sisters-in-law, Nancy Watson of New Haven, Indiana, and Terry (Jerry Peoni) Riley of Indianapolis, Indiana; brother-in-law, Toney (Terry) Black of Whitewater, Indiana; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends, including his furry friend, Toby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Doug Watson; father-in-law, Cornelius Black; and former wife, Cheryl Kidwell Watson.

A public graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 6, 2017, at Goshen Cemetery with Pastor David McQueen officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Janice Arlene Williamson

Janice Arlene Williamson, age 93, of Richmond, Indiana, died Sunday, October 1, 2017, at The Springs of Richmond.

Born June 24, 1924, in Columbus, Ohio, to Orrin Robert and Ida Emily Hakes Foulk, Janice lived in Richmond for most of her life She retired from Belden after 30 years. Janice was a member of Southview Church of the Nazarene and the Belden 25 Year Club and former member of American Business Women’s Association. She enjoyed traveling and loved square dancing.

Survivors include her children, Richard Culp of Connersville, Indiana, Nancy Arlene Culp of Richmond, Harold Dale (Ann) Williamson Jr. of Richmond, and Cheryl (Paul) Brotosky of Hagerstown, Indiana; several grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; special sister-in-law, Judy (Charles) Barker of Florida; niece; cousins; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ida Mikesell; father, Orrin Foulk; and three brothers.

Visitation for Janice Arlene Williamson will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Southview Church of the Nazarene, 2000 South L Street, Richmond.

Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Southview Church of the Nazarene with Rev. P. A. Mingus officiating. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Southview Church of the Nazarene, 2061 South J Street, Richmond, IN 47374.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

October 4th

 Esther Marie Evans

Esther Marie Evans, 56, of Connersville, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at AMG Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. She was born on September 9, 1961, in Batesville, Indiana, and is the daughter of James Mitchell and Martha Jane (Charles) Adkins.

Esther was a 1980 graduate of Connersville High School. She spent her entire life caring for others; working more 35 years as a CNA in both facility and private settings. She is survived by a sister, Tammy Wetter, of Greensburg; a niece, Brittany (Bryan) Cathy, of Greensburg; a nephew, Jacob Adkins, of New Castle; an aunt, Arlene Brockman, of Canton, OH; three great-nieces; 2 great-nephews, and a special friend/sister by choice, Nancy Crist.

She was preceded in death by her parents and step-father; a nephew, Jeffrey Adams, and maternal grandparents, Herschel and Esther Abshear.

Graveside services for Esther were Monday, October 2, 2017, at West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown, with Pastor Bill Remley officiating.

Kermit Boyd Thomas

Kermit Boyd Thomas, 79, died peacefully at his home, near Hagerstown, on September 1, 2017.

He was born in Fortville on May 26, 1938 to John Jackson and Elsa (Rafert) Thomas. He was a graduate of Bedford High School, and received BS and MS degrees from Indiana University. He was Elementary Art teacher at Nettle Creek Schools from 1963 until his retirement in 1999.

He was a member of Hagerstown First United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir for 45 years. He was also a member of Historic Hagerstown, the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, the Indiana Retired Teacher’s Association and The Reed and Pipe Organ Society.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Jane (Dennis) Thomas; a brother, George Thomas (Carolyn) of Plano, TX; nieces Lara Kathleen Ford (Randy) of Dayton, OH and Amanda Lee Thompson of West Lafayette; his step-mother, Catherine Louise Thomas of Daytona Beach, FL; step-brothers, David Lane Mathews (Betty) of Fairbanks, AK and Michael Wayne Mathews of Baltimore, MD; many much-loved cousins.

There will be a "remembrance get-together" at Congregational Christian Church, UCC on Sunday, October 8, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A brief memorial service will begin at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Rick Alvey will officiate.

Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.

Richard L. Baker

Richard (Dick) Leon Baker, age 100, passed away on September 25th in Winter Park, Florida. He was married to Sarah (Sally) Elizabeth Wisehart, from Hagerstown. Devoted husband, father, grandfather, colleague and friend, Dick’s kindness, positive attitude and warm sense of humor will be remembered by the many lives he touched.

Dick was an Army veteran, gardener, member of Rotary International and several organizations in Winter Park. He was always active, running track in high school and college, competing in the Olympic trials, and even snowshoeing in Yosemite while on a family vacation when he was 88. He enjoyed traveling the world with his beloved wife, Sally.

Born in Marion on November 22, 1916, to the late Lester and Harriett Baker, he graduated from Marion High School and Ball State University. He met Sally as a senior and they were married two years later at Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren.

While taking graduate courses at Butler University, he enlisted in the Army, where he served as First Lieutenant and Headquarters Commandant. Upon returning to the U.S. in 1945, he was assigned as an intelligence officer to Camp Stoneman, where he was joined by Sally.

Dick and Sally moved to Columbus, Indiana, where their two children, Kathryn and Keith, were born and where he worked at the Union Starch and Refining Company. After Columbus, he and his family lived in Arlington Heights, Illinois and then Chappaqua, New York. He became the Treasurer, VP-Finance and CFO of Reuben H. Donnelley Corporation and was active in civic and

Carolyn J. Durham

Carolyn J. Durham, age 66, of Greens Fork, Indiana, died unexpectedly Monday, September 25, 2017, at her home.

Born May 10, 1951, in Richmond, Indiana, to Henry Lee and Mary Madden Melton Jr., Carolyn was a life-long resident of Wayne County. She graduated from Richmond High School in 1969. Carolyn loved her children and grandchildren dearly.

Survivors include her daughters, Ann and Julene Schoettmer, both of New Castle, Indiana, and Cissy Schoettmer of Greens Fork; sons, Dale Schoettmer Jr. and Matthew (Kerrie) Schoettmer, both of Peru, Indiana, and Steven Schoettmer of New Castle; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Penny Sue (Joe) Sharp of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Teresa (Mike) Helmsing of New Castle; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Preston Webb.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Private burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

September 20th

Donna Joan King

Donna Joan King, 84, of Hagerstown, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Henry Community Health.

She was born in New Castle on December 21, 1932 to William Newton and Mary Elizabeth (Smalley) Lamb. She was a life long resident of the Hagerstown area.

Donna was a member of Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren. She was a retired employee of Perfect Circle / Dana Corp. and, for ten years, owned and operated Swoveland’s Emporium.

Survivors include five children, Donald J. Swoveland of Phoenix, AZ, Linda M. Patterson of Glendale, AZ, Nancy E. Smith of Hagerstown, Kathy E. Denney of New Castle and Carol L. Bullock of Hagerstown; 8 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and a brother, Edward Dean Lamb of Seattle, WA.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lynn G. Swoveland in 1993; her second husband, Paul "Ben" King in 2003 and 3 siblings, Doyle Lamb, Doris Brown and Duane Lamb.

Visitation will be 1 to 3 PM on Tuesday, September 19, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 PM in Brick Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to American heart Association.

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September 13th

Freda Kellenbarger

Freda Kellenbarger, 94 of Eaton, OH, died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton. She was born on January 27, 1923 in Hagerstown, Indiana, daughter of the late Raymond and Loretta (Favorite) Heaston. Freda was a 1942 graduate of Hagerstown High School and moved to Eaton in 1950. She was a member of Visitation Catholic Church and the St. Ann's Sodality both of Eaton and was a member of The Lakengren Red Hat Ladies Society.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, John J. Kellenbarger in 2001; brothers, Frank, Raymond and Walter Heaston; sisters, Emma Mustard, Lavern Williams, Beulah Chapman, Anna Burk and Doris Harding; granddaughter, Pamela Schmitt.

Freda is survived by her Daughter, Judy Shaffer; son and daughter-in-law, James and Gloria Kellenbarger; brother, Charles Heaston; sisters, Ruth Stiens and Stella Usher; grandchildren Andi, Jackie, James E., John, Cindi, Jenny, Janelle and Dan; great grandchildren, Amanda, Christina, Tyler, Austin, Autumn, Sara, Renee, Hallie, Elias, Kori, Mary, Travis, Kyle, Kelsey, Tatum, Sydney, Cylie, Jace, Trenton, Joe, Ripley, Brock, Bryce, Kingston and Faye; great grandchildren, Arayhia, Aleahnia, Aaron, Aldon and Alistier; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Visitation Catholic Church, 407 East Main Street, Eaton, Ohio with Rev. Eugene Vonderhaar officiating. Interment will be held in Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton. Family will receive friends on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Barnes Funeral Home, 220 East Main Street, Eaton. Rosary will be held at 8:00 p.m.

The family would like to thank Tammy, Patty, Karen, and Janet and the nurses, aides and staff of Greenbriar Nursing Center for their excellent and compassionate care. Â

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Miami Valley Chapter, 31 W. Whipp Rd., Dayton, OH 45459. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.barnesfuneralhome.com

Earnest Dale Kirtley

Ernest Dale Kirtley, 91, of Economy, died at his home on Monday, September 4, 2017.

He was born in Daleville on September 17, 1925 to Ernest and Nance (Lentz) Kirtley and lived nearly all of his life in the Economy area.

Dale was a life long farmer and a member of Economy United Methodist Church. He served with the US Navy during WW II. He was a member of Hagerstown Lodge #49, F&AM, National Horseshoe Pitching Association and former member of Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District Board.

Survivors include a son, Daniel Kirtley (Karen) of Economy; two granddaughters, Kristi Kirtley and Kelli Werling (Zac), his farming partner, Steve Luellen and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Kirtley in 1991, his second wife, Iris Kirtley in 2014, 6 sisters and a brother.

Services will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 8, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Burial will follow in Economy Cemetery with military graveside services. Visitation will be 4 to 7 PM on Thursday with Masonic Memorial Services at 7 PM.

Memorials may be made to Economy United Methodist Church, Indianapolis Honor Flight or Wayne County 4-H.

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September 6th

Max Willard Oler

Max Willard Oler, 90, of Lafayette, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at University Place Health Center.

He was born in Randolph County on January 27, 1927 to Arthur and Hilda (Oberander) Oler. He lived most of his life in the Economy and Hagerstown area and had resided in Lafayette for the past several years.

Max was a retired employee of Perfect Circle / Dana Corp. with 23 years of service. He served with the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a member of New Testament Church of Christ, a 50 year member of Hagerstown Lodge #49, F&AM, New Castle Chapter 116, O.E.S., Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite and William O. Frazier Post 333, American Legion.

On June 14, 1947 he married Roberta Smith and she preceded him in death in 2011.

Max particularly enjoyed farming, puzzles and games, watching westerns, woodworking and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Diana Morales (Alfred) of Crystal Lake, IL, Joyce Mansfield (Douglas) of Lafayette and Cheryl Diemer (John) of Rockford, IL; nine grandchildren, Lori Smosna (Mark), Christopher Mansfield (Nicole), Lisa Wiegand (Jeremy), Craig Mansfield (Hallie), Ryan Morales, Jourdan Rogers (Sam), Matt Diemer, Ashlee Diemer and Katy Diemer; 13 great-grandchildren, Max, Stella and Charli Smosna, Haley, Grace, Molly, Luke and Isaac Mansfield, Gavin and Ava Molter, Lilly Wiegand, Grayson and Carson Mansfield; three siblings, Marcella Hollingsworth of Lynn, Jennie Brown (Claude) of Winchester and John Oler (Jane) of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three siblings, Melvin Oler, Priscilla May and Barbara Starbuck.

Visitation will be 11 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, September 2, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 1:00 PM. Pastor Paul Gearhardt will officiate. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery with military graveside services.

Memorials may be made to New Testament Church of Christ, 752 W. Main St., Hagerstown, IN 47346.

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August 30th Issue

Ruby V. Reece

Ruby Virginia Reece, 90, a long time Greens Fork resident, died Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Golden Rule Rehab Center, where she had resided for the past 2 years.

She was born in Burkes Garden, VA on March 16, 1927 to Otie and Mary Katherine (Felty) Wilson and lived most of her life in the Greens Fork area.

Ruby was a former employee of DECCA Records and was an avid gardener.

She is survived by nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Reece in 2011, a daughter, Dixie Reece in 2004 and siblings Jack Wilson, Jim Wilson and Mattie Wells.

Visitation will be 12 PM to 1 PM on Thursday, August 31, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 1:00 PM. Pastor Adam Rinehart will officiate. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The Animal Care Alliance, 4101 W. National Road, Richmond, IN 47374.

 

Rea Ann Bowen

Rea Ann Bowen, age 78, of Richmond, Indiana, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at Reid Health.

Born December 22, 1938, in Union City, Ohio, to Donald Clarkson and Hazel Elizabeth Worley Dickey, Rea Ann had lived in this community most of her life. She graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1956 and attended Purdue University and I.U. East. Rea Ann worked as a teaching assistant at Garrison Elementary for 15 years, served as First Deputy for the Wayne Township Trustee, and worked as a caseworker for the Department of Public Welfare for 15 years. She was a leader of the Wayne County 4-H Horse & Pony Club for many years, formerly serving as secretary and treasurer and the 4-H Caballeros Horse & Pony Club. Rea Ann was also a member of the American Maine-Anjou Association, Boston Home Economics Club, and First English Lutheran Church. She enjoyed reading and watching her children show their livestock at the Wayne County Fair.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan (Dan) Heyob of Hagerstown, Indiana; sons, David (Kristi) Bowen of Mason, Ohio, and Doug (Sharon) Bowen of Lynn, Indiana; grandchildren, Blaine Bowen, Morgan Bowen, Craig Heyob, Dustin Tincher, and Brooke Bowen; niece, Sherri Norman of Worthington, Ohio; nephew, Richard Williams of Richmond; cousins; and many friends, including special friends, Carol King of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Virginia Sickman of Richmond.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Robert L. Bowen Jr., who died on June 8, 2017; parents; and sister, Sharon Williams.

Visitation for Rea Ann Bowen will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017, at First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017, at First English Lutheran Church with Pastor John Walker and Pastor Chip Belanga officiating. Burial will be in Lutherania Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

 Memorial contributions may be made to: Help The Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Shane Anthony Taber

Shane Anthony Taber, 35, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born in Richmond on October 28, 1981 to Randy and Susan (Raines) Taber and was a lifelong resident of the Hagerstown area.

Shane had been employed in the construction industry. He loved his family and enjoyed golf and coaching baseball.

Survivors include his mother, Susan Clements (Matt Schaekel); his father, Randy Taber (Meghan); a son, Brantley Taber; a sister, Kara Taber; grandparents, Alice Taber and James and Phyllis Koontz; aunts Cinda Raines and Jennifer Koontz; Uncle Tim Taber; several cousins.

His grandfathers, Leon Taber and Charles Raines, preceded him in death.

In accordance with Shane’s wishes, there will be no public services.

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Dick Lee Best

Dick Lee Best, 70, of Hagerstown, IN passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Reid Hospital in Richmond.

He was born on January 17, 1947 in Columbus, IN to George W. and Georgia Mae Foist Best. Dick was a 1965 graduate of Burney High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 1969. He was a member of Hagerstown Optimist Club, John Purdue Club, and Nettle Creek Card Club. He retired on 12/31/2016 after 29 years as executive director of Wayne County Farm Service Agency. He was an avid NASCAR fan.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years Nancy J. Best; children David (Traci) Best, Tracey (Travis) Range, Jason (Kristen) Ward and James (Afton) Ward; 12 grandchildlren; brother Tom Best; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 11:00 am at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with Rev. Gordon Mehaffey officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown.

Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm and also from 10:00 am until start of services at 11:00 am on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hagerstown Optimist Club.

Online condolences to www.waskoms.com

Carole Ann Railsback Chamberlain

Carole Ann Railsback Chamberlain, passed away in her home Wednesday, August 16, 2017, in Richmond, Indiana, with Chris, her son and caretaker, by her side.

Born October 26, 1940, Carole was the youngest of eight children of Vernon Delos and Marjorie Ann Smith Railsback. She was raised in Fountain City, Indiana, where she helped out on the family farm. She also worked at Wayne Dairy Soda Shop. Carole loved Elvis Presley and his music and enjoyed dancing with her friends on Saturday nights. She graduated from Fountain City High School along with her beloved classmates and now dear friends that still get together for each others’ birthdays.

Carole moved to Richmond, Indiana, to attend and graduate from the School of Cosmetology. She worked briefly in a salon before opening Carole’s Beauty Salon, a business that not only sustained the family throughout, but also provided a strong structure for the family and education to the public and her peers.

While living in Richmond, she met her husband, David, and they were married on June 1, 1963, at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Initially, they lived in a downtown apartment where they began their family with their first child, Jeffrey Michael. David and Carole then moved into their house on Chester Boulevard, where they continued the family by adding Dana, Chris, and Vernon. Carole moved her salon to the building on their property so that she would be close to her children.

Carole and David felt deeply for their marriage and family, being Den Leaders for the Scouts, making birthdays and other parties special, and bravely caring for their oldest son, Jeff, during his long term illness. She also served the community by volunteering on various school boards and as a Spring Grove Township Board Member.

Carole was President of the Richmond affiliate of the Indiana Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association, later becoming the National Cosmetology Association of Indiana, of which she was also State President and served 25 years on the board. While serving as State President, Carole set a legacy of bylaws for continuing education requirements, raising the level of professionalism throughout the state.

Carole was preceded in death by her husband, David Michael; son, Jeffrey Michael; father; mother; sisters; brothers; and many friends.

Carole is survived by her daughter, Dana (Chris) Pierson of Richmond; sons, Christopher (Jeff Hormel) Chamberlain of Hagerstown, Indiana, and Vernon (Tim Bunch) Chamberlain of New York, New York; grandchildren, Travis, Taylor, and Asher; great-grandson, Landon; sisters, Martha and Vivian; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

Visitation for Carole Ann Railsback Chamberlain will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, Richmond. Burial will be in Elkhorn Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Larry J. Necessary

Larry J. Necessary, age 66, of Richmond, Indiana, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at his home.

He was born on March 30, 1951, in Richmond, Indiana. Larry had lived in this community most of his life. He worked as a machine operator for TimkenSteel and formerly worked at TS-Tech Indiana and H&S Precision Screw Products. Larry was also a retired minister at the Greens Fork Christian Church, Fountain City Church of Christ, and Northside Church of Christ in Richmond. He was a member of the Cambridge City Christian Church and a former member of the Fountain City Lions Club. Larry coached softball and baseball throughout Wayne County and was also a dirt volleyball coach.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Carol Wall Necessary of Richmond; daughter, Sara Necessary of Milton, Indiana; grandchildren, Mallory, Emma, Shelby, Tateyona "TT", and Chad; parents, Al and Joan Drake of Cambridge City, Indiana; sister, Brenda (Bill) Miller of Fountain City, Indiana; brother, David (Angie) Necessary of Lexington, Kentucky; additional family members; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Chad E. Necessary and his maternal grandparents, Wallace and Garnet Alvey.

Visitation for Larry J. Necessary will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home. Burial will be in Jacksonburg Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Patricia L. Bohlander

Patricia L. Bohlander, age 85, of Milton, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana after a brief illness.

She was born on December 20, 1931 in Abington, IN to Cecil and Evelyn (Hamm) Wilson and had lived all her life in the Wayne County area.

Pat was a 1950 graduate of Milton High School. She was a member and deaconess of the Milton Christian Church, CWF, and In and Around Home Economics Club. In 1966 she and her late husband, Jack, established and operated Poor Jack Amusements, Indiana’s largest family owned carnival. She was a member of the Outdoor Amusement Business of America, and the Showmen’s League of America, the St. Louis, and Chicago Chapters.

She is survived by two sons, Gary (Kerry Ruth) and Tim (Christy) Bohlander both of Cambridge City, Indiana; three daughters, Nancy (Perry) Frost of Hagerstown, Kelly Bohlander (Roger Robinson) and Becky (Brandon) Nieukirk both of Cambridge City; a sister, Linda (Murel) Clark; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Jack Bohlander in 1997.

Funeral services will be at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12:00 noon with Scott Moistner officiating. Burial will follow in Westside Cemetery in Milton, IN. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until start of services at noon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Milton Christian Church.

Online condolences to www.waskoms.com

Brenda Kay Atkins

Brenda Kay Atkins, 56, passed away at her home in Milton on Sunday morning August 13, 2017.

A daughter of the late Eugene and Ruby (Steward) Smith, Brenda was born in Connersville, Indiana on October 11, 1960. She was raised in the Bentonville community, attended Bentonville Elementary School and Connersville High School. She has made her home in the Milton and Cambridge City communities for the past 16 years. Brenda worked as a waitress in area restaurants and most recently the Flying J Truck Stop in Spiceland. In her leisure, she enjoyed growing flowers, especially roses.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 13 years, Phillip Atkins, whom she married in September of 2004 in Richmond. 7 siblings, Sylvia Hooble of Batavia, OH, Harold Gene Smith, Sam Smith, Michael Smith and Donald Smith all of Connersville, Barbara Jean Becknell of Hagerstown and Brent Peter Smith of Galloway, OH; several nieces and nephews.

Brenda was preceded in death by her mother on March 1, 2009; her father on October 10, 2016 and a brother, John L. Smith on March 10, 1993.

Following cremation at the Eastern Indiana Crematory of Dublin, private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

August 16th Issue

Marsha Anne Powell

Marcia Anne Powell, a lifelong resident of the Hagerstown area, passed away on the 11th of August at her home.

Born in New Castle on September 29, 1940 to Paul and Emma Jean (Smith) Leeka. After graduating Hagerstown High School in 1958, she attended John Herron Art Institute of Indianapolis. Marcia married William A. (Bill) Powell on Valentine’s Day, 1969.

Marcia was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who devoted her life to her family and community. She was most proud of being a homemaker for over fifty years for her husband and five sons. She was employed for eight years at Perfect Circle / Dana Corp. Marcia also drove a school bus for Nettle Creek School for fifteen years. She became an EMT and enjoyed the opportunity to serve her community and touched many lives while working as an EMT for Culberson Ambulance Service, for more than twenty years.

Marcia continued her passion for art as a student and teacher throughout her life. Her mediums have changed but her flair with color remained. In recent decades, she painted on porcelain including dolls and dishes. Marcia’s talents produced awards at the state and national levels. She enjoyed attending painting seminars, both as a student and teacher, resulting in new friends and experiences. Marcia also enjoyed telling jokes, laughing, spending time with family and friends, traveling, drawing, playing cards, canning and cooking.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Powell; five sons, Dr. Joseph Dale (Tonya) of Vincennes, James Dale (Michelle) of Hagerstown, William B. Powell (Kim) of San Rafael, CA, Michael Powell of Brownsburg and Thomas Powell (friend Teri) of Bloomington; a sister, Jeanine Carey (Richard) of Hagerstown; a brother, Paul Leeka (Ginger) of Mount Summit; six grandchildren; one great grandson and many extended family members.

Services will be at 10:30 AM on Friday, August 18, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Rev. Robert Fannin will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 PM on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 333, 615 West Main Street, Hagerstown, IN 47346, or Nettle Creek Food Panty, c/o Jefferson Township Trustee, 47 East Main Street, Hagerstown, IN 47346 or to New Testament Church of Christ, 752 West Main Street, Hagerstown, IN 47346.

Martha E. Hill

Martha E. Hill, 99, of Fountain City, passed away on Thursday, August 10 at Arbor Trace.

She was born on March 31, 1918 in Henry County, Indiana to Martin L. and Maude Garner Cox. She married Harold Hill on November 23, 1935. They were blessed with eight children and shared 54 years together until his death on January 12, 1990.

Mrs. Hill was the oldest living member of the Arba Friends Church. She was a homemaker and also worked in the dietary department of Reid Memorial Hospital. She also had worked at Trade-a-Book and Wendy’s. She was formerly active in the Arba USFW and was a 4-H leader.

Mrs. Hill was very loving to her fellow residents as well as the nursing staff and became a favorite person by many to sit beside.

Mrs. Hill will be missed by her daughters, Joan Nicholson and her husband, Jim, Sue Duvall and her husband, Bob, Karen Hicks and her husband, Mike, and Brenda Hill and her companion, Helen Clemens; sons, Dan Hill and his wife, Gloria, Duane Hill and his wife, Joyce, Bob Hill and his wife, Susan, and Rex Hill; 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, two step great-great-grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.

Mrs. Hill was preceded in death by her parents and siblings LaVaughn Moffett Farnum, Lucille Bunce, Arthur Cox, Dorothy Gibbs, Willard Cox, Robert Cox and Joyce White.

Rev. Brooks Martin and Rev. Gene Mosier will conducted a funeral ceremony on Tuesday, August 15, at the Arba Friends Church. Interment followed in Hollansburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Arba Friends Church, 10632 Arba Pike, Lynn, IN 47355.

The Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, Fountain City, is assisting with funeral arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com.

Donna Marie Ford

Donna "Donnie" Marie Ford, 76, of Frederick County, Virginia passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Warren Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Ford was born in 1941 in Richmond, Indiana, the daughter of the late Donald and Mary Pass. She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School in Indiana; a graduate of Manchester College in North Manchester, Indiana earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English; and a graduate of Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana earning a Master of Arts degree in Religion. Mrs. Ford was a social worker who was very passionate about her work with the Child Welfare Department in Indiana and volunteered for Birthright.

She loved horseback riding, tending to her flowers; loved her cats and dogs, was an avid bird watcher and a voracious reader. A caring wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be missed by her family and the people that she helped through the years.

Mrs. Ford married Peter W. Ford on October 30, 1965 in Hagerstown, Indiana.

Surviving with her husband are daughters, Lara Braithwaite (Harry) of Winchester, Virginia and Julia Pugh (Rusty) of Winchester, Virginia; son, Eric Ford (Gail) of Capon Bridge, West Virginia; grandchildren, Cassidy and Spencer Braithwaite and Joshua A. Ford and Jacob Pugh; brother, Darryl Pass (Sandra); sisters, Margaret "Peggy" McKinnon (Mark) and Marcia "Penny" Liebert (Michael).

Services will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions in memory of Donnie may be made to Appalachia-Science in the Public Interest, 50 Lair Street, Mt. Vernon, Kentucky 40456 or to Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36104 or Women to Women Mentoring, P.O. Box 1660, Frederick, Maryland 21702.

Please view obituaries and tribute wall at www.ompsfuneralhome.com

Betty Jean Cougill

Betty Jean Cougill, 71, of Modoc, passed away in the presence of her loving family on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Parker Health Care after an extended illness.

She was born in Winchester, IN on December 2, 1945 to Sheldon and Gertrude (Moore) Ayres and was a lifelong resident of Randolph County.

Betty retired from the US Postal Service in 2010 as Postmaster of the Economy, IN post office. After retiring she indulged in her love of quilting and garage sales.

She leaves to cherish her quick wit and sense of humor, her husband of 49 years, Myron, her mother, Gertrude Ayres of Winchester, her twins, Michelle McGunegill (Randy Tutterrow) of Economy and Mike (Ginger) Cougill of Modoc; four grandchildren, Ashley McGunegill, Logan (Maranda) Cougill and their son John, Simon (Courtney) Cougill and their daughter Harper, and Lane Cougill; two siblings Marlene (Larry) Barnes of Winchester and Ron (Anna) Ayres of Gahanna, OH; and several nieces, nephews and many special friends.

Memorial services were Friday, August 11 at Culberson Funeral Home in Hagerstown, IN. Pastor Stephen Conner officiated with burial at Buena Vista Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to any Breast Cancer Charity.

Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.

August 9th Issue

Ruth Ann McDaniel

Ruth Ann McDaniel, 71, of Greens Fork, died Friday, August 4, 2017, at Ohio State University Medical Center.

She was born in Washington, IN on July 21, 1946 to John and Kathleen (Mattingly) Reckers. She lived in New Paris, OH before moving to Greens Fork in 1999.

Ruth was a long time employee of Marvel Industries and also worked at Achieva. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, flea markets and garage sales.

Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Bill McDaniel; two children, Nicole (Bass) Barnard and Larry Bass; two step-children, Derringer McDaniel and Amber Quintana; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five siblings, Margie Reckers, Judy Smith, Sue Hinshaw, Carolyn Mansfield and Marilyn Burgoon; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings, Jack Reckers, Tom Reckers, Bob Reckers and Janice Harris.

Visitation will be 1 to 3 P.M. on Wednesday, August 9, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 3:00 P.M. Pastor Rick Alvey will officiate. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Richard Ross Heart Hospital, 452 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.

Ronald Keith Adams

Ronald Keith Adams, age 75, of Abington, Indiana, died Saturday, August 5, 2017, at his home.

Ronald was born October 8, 1941, in Fayette County, Indiana, to Wesley H. and Inez May Bean Adams. He lived in Wayne County most of his life. Ronald was a member of Everton United Methodist Church and attended Abington Christian Church. He was a member of Hagerstown American Legion Post 333, Richmond Moose Lodge 167, and Connersville Aerie No. 1065 Fraternal Order of Eagles. Ronald retired from Dana Corporation and after retirement worked for the Wayne County Highway Department. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Phyllis J. Ramey Adams; daughter, Angela J. (John F.) Williamson of Loveland, Ohio; granddaughter, Mary A. Williamson; grandson, Paul C. Williamson; brothers, Neil (Linda) Adams of Greens Fork, Indiana, Gerald Adams of Richmond, and Herman (Gayle) Adams of Indianapolis, Indiana; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Doris Lavon.

Visitation for Ronald Keith Adams will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Bud Parrish officiating. Burial will be in Abington Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Abington Christian Church, 6775 Abington Pike, Centerville, IN 47330 or Help The Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com

Harold Dean Frame

Harold Dean Frame, 74, of Cambridge City, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on March 8, 1943 in Richmond, a son of the late James Raymond and Julia Doughty Frame.

Harold was a 1961 graduate of Centerville High School and served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard. He worked as a self-employed building contractor and New Castle Building Commissioner for 11 years, retiring in 2008. Since retiring, he has worked part-time for Trademark Homes in Richmond.

Harold started the Gloryville Children’s Ministry, served in the New Castle Foursquare Church and Dublin Gospel Mission Church where he was instrumental in the building of a new fellowship hall. He was a former member of the Richmond Optimist Club, Wayne County Council and the Indiana Homebuilders Association.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Darlene Frame; son, Michael (wife: Karen) Frame; daughters, Melissa (husband: Eric) Vance and Molly Frame; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Jim (wife: Dee) Moore and Gary (wife: Charlotte) Moore; sisters, Mildred Allen, Mary Jane (husband: Don) Lantz, Jane (husband: John) Darden, Shirley (husband: Jack) Lakes and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Raymond and Julia Frame, he was preceded in death by his biological parents, Walter and Rosa Moore; brothers, Walter Moore Jr., Virgle Moore and Dale Long and sister, Cathy Havens.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, August 7, 2017 at Dublin Gospel Mission Church 66 Dublin St. Dublin, IN 47335 with Pastor Steve Cox and Pastor Jim Becker officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery Centerville, IN with military honors.

Friends may call from 2 - 5 pm on Sunday at Sproles Family Funeral Home.

You may leave the family a personal condolence and www.sprolesfamilycares.com

The Sproles family and staff is honored to serve the family of Harold Frame

Sharon Renee (Klein) Shaffer

Sharon Renee (Klein) Shaffer, 48, of Losantville, passed away with her family by her side on Monday, July 31, 2017, at The Woodlands in Muncie following complications from cardiac arrest.

She was born in 1968 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of John and Jeanette (McNown) Klein.

Sharon was a 1987 graduate of DeKalb High School and earned her Master’s degree in Special Education from Ball State University. Sharon met her husband Phil, while attending Ball State and they were married in October 1994.

She was a pre-school special needs teacher at Western Wayne Elementary School in Cambridge City. Sharon was a member of Glad Tidings Church. She enjoyed reading, photography, running, hiking, and spending time outdoors.

She will be greatly missed by her loving husband, Phil Shaffer of Losantville; daughter, Emily Shaffer of Losantville; parents, John and Jeanette Klein of Auburn; sister, Deborah Peart and brother-in-law, Brad Peart of West Lafayette.

Sharon was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Viola and Thomas McNown; paternal grandparents, Rose and George Klein; aunt, Glenda Barkalow and uncle, Don Gelter.

Funeral services were Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Sproles Family Funeral Home, 2400 S. Memorial Dr. New Castle, IN, with Pastor Kevin Holt officiating. Burial followed in Mooreland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Cope Environmental Center, Centerville, Indiana with envelopes available at the funeral home.

You may leave a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com

August 2nd Issue

James R. Fields

Mr. James R. "Jimmy" Fields, 61, of Centerville, passed away unexpectedly to be with the Lord on Monday, July 24.

He was born in Richmond, Indiana on July 4, 1956 to Robert E. and Joyce Hale Fields, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a 1975 graduate of Northeastern High School.

Jimmy recently retired from Reid Health after 40 years of service. He was a member of Galilean Baptist Church in Centerville. He was also a member of the Whitewater Valley Marine Corps League, AMVETS and the Hagerstown American Legion. He loved riding his motorcycle, watching races at the dirt tracks, fishing, bowling and the companionship of his beloved canine companion, Penny.

Jimmy will be missed by his fiancée, Anita Loudy; sons, Jeremy Fields and Shaun Fields and his wife, Bethaney; Wayne Loudy, Jr., who Jimmy thought of as a son; granddaughters, Emma, Adrianna, Shelby and Sierra; and sister, Tammy Haswell.

Pastor Danny Cross conducted a funeral ceremony on Saturday, July 29 at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27, Fountain City. Interment followed in Webster Cemetery.

Allen M. Hawkins

Allen M. Hawkins, age 75, of Centerville, Indiana, went to be with Christ on Friday, July 28, 2017, at Reid Health.

Born September 30, 1941, in Franklin, Indiana, to Loren and Dorothy Rodewig Hawkins, Allen lived in Centerville for most of his life. He graduated from Edinburgh High School. Allen earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana State University and master's degree from Indiana University. He coached and taught for 35 years in a variety of subjects including business, accounting, typing, and physical education at Coal City, West Washington, Reelsville, Centerville, Preble Shawnee, and Northeastern. Allen coached basketball with Del Harris and basketball camps with Bob Knight for more than 20 years. He worked at the Richmond Eye Center for 16 years after retiring from teaching. Allen served on the Centerville School Board from 1985-1993. He was a member of Centerville Christian Church since 1969, where he was an elder, taught Sunday School, and worked with the youth group. Allen was also a member of the Centerville Classic Car Club. He loved gardening, biking, sports, and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jana Cornwell Hawkins of Centerville; sons, Greg (Charity) Hawkins of Richmond, Indiana, and Aaron (Michelle) Hawkins of Columbia, South Carolina; grandchildren, Grayson, Katherine, and Caroline; brothers, Gene Hawkins of Edinburgh, Indiana, and Phillip Hawkins of Arizona; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Harold Hawkins.

Visitation for Allen M. Hawkins will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Centerville Christian Church, 111 North Morton Avenue, Centerville. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Centerville Christian Church with Pastor Ryan McCarty officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Reid Foundation for the Hospice Program, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374 or American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Elijah James Neal

On Tuesday July 25, 2017 Elijah James Neal of Hagerstown, IN died unexpectedly. He is survived by his parents Chad and Meghan Neal, siblings Isaiah, Caleb, and Korah Neal. He will be greatly missed by his grandparents, aunts, uncles and many cousins.

From the very beginning it was clear Eli wanted to make a grand adventure out of life. And he did. With him a walk down to the creek by his house became a wilderness expedition; a lazy afternoon swimming in the pool became a backyard bash filled with endless laughter and Marco Polo; an evening stroll with siblings and cousins became a slumber party at Mimi’s. He found all that every day had to offer.

But that only tells part of his story. He was also a kind and generous soul; a leader on the basketball court; a best friend to many; and a member of a big and loving family. He had a smile and laugh that could light up a room, and a twinkle in his eye that shined a perfect blend of sweetness and mischief.

Eli’s legacy will be what every man should strive to leave behind, the memory of one with great character and decency toward others.

There was a celebration of Eli’s life at Hartley Hills Golf Club on Saturday, July 29. The family would like to express their thanks to Mike and Penny Wickes for their kindness in assisting with the celebration.

Barry D. Cox

Barry D. Cox went to be with the Lord peacefully at his home July 23, 2017. He was born October 5, 1971 in Richmond to Roger and Barbara Senters Cox. He grew up in Romeo, Michigan and graduated Romeo High School in 1990 before moving back to Richmond 25 years ago.

He worked for 20 years at the Richmond State Hospital; he loved to play his guitar, play with his dogs and fish.

He was a member of Bible Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years Michelle Tharp-Cox, his father Roger (Genny) Cox, step-father Jeff Warth, two aunts Marsha Cox of Richmond, Dorothy (Perry) Jarvis of Abington, one uncle James (Elizabeth) Senters of Richmond, mother and father-in-law Ralph and Pat Tharp of Greens Fork, two brother-in-laws Brian (Regina) Fields of Hagerstown, Douglass (Kandis) Tharp of San Diego, two nieces Ashley and Kassi Fields, great nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones.

He is preceded in death by his mother Barbara A. Warth, step brother Travis M. Cox.

A memorial service will be held 1:00PM Thursday July 27, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Tim Denny officiating; friends may call from 12:00PM to 1:00PM Thursday at the funeral home.

July  26th Issue

Janice Ann Fouts

Janice Ann Fouts, 62, of Richmond, died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

She was born in Richmond on August 29, 1954 to Joseph E. and Frances H. (Butner) Fouts. She lived in Greens Fork until moving to Richmond in 1996. Jan was a member of Greens Fork United Methodist Church. She was a Certified Nurse Aide working for Friends Fellowship Community for over 40 years. Jan was highly respected and loved by her co-workers.

Jan loved to bake and was well known for her beautifully decorated cakes and cupcakes. She also loved all animals, especially dogs.

Survivors include a brother, Joseph M. "Mike" Fouts (Jane), a niece, Alexandra Hadley (Aaron), close friend, Gary Bilby, an aunt, Martha J. Cordell, and several cousins.

Visitation will be 11 AM to 1 PM on Monday, July 24, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 1 PM. Pastor Pam Wooden will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Losantville.

Memorials may be made to Greens Fork United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

James Fredrick "Fred" Pope

James Fredrick "Fred" Pope, 96, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Reid health.

He was born in Kingston, TN on July 7, 1921 to Jehu and Annie (Nelson) Pope and lived most of his life in the Hagerstown area. He was a retired employee of Hagerstown Schools.

Survivors include four children, Jewell Pope, Linda Brown, Patricia Stinson and Jim Pope; 16 grandchildren, Gary Pope (Marcie), Brad Pope (Pamela), Jennifer Rice, Paula Pope (Bob), Tammy Blake (Mark), Fred Whitted (Donna), Athenia Kelly (Frank), Ed Starling (Gloria), Dennis Brown (Cassandra), Dustin Brown (Kelsi), Keith Brown (Patty), Paul Stinson (Leah), Robin Smith (Larry), Kevin Shultz (Ann), Keith Shultz (Jo) and Crystal (Misty); 38 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louella Powell and Parzetta Branson; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie, in 2012; four children, Kenneth Pope, Alma Abell, Annie Starling and infant daughter Margie Sue; three siblings.

Services were on Tuesday, July 25, at Chicago Corner Christian Church. Pastor Randy Griffis and Pastor Rick Alvey officiated with burial in West Lawn Cemetery.

Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ruth  Lucile Lumpkin Stout

Ruth Lucile Lumpkin Stout, 93, of Greens Fork, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Hope Hospice, Fort Myers, FL.

She was born to Elmer and Ola Lumpkin on November 1, 1923, their third child. She attended grade school in Dalton and graduated from Hagerstown High School. She attended two years at Purdue University before marrying William Stout on December 31, 1942.

When her husband returned from serving in WW II, they began farming in the Hagerstown community. Ruth was an accomplished seamstress and sewed most of the clothing for her growing family, until after their teen years. As a farm wife, she also helped with many barn chores and raised a garden that provided for many good things to eat. After her children were raised, she opened an upholstery shop that was highly successful. She continued that work until she was 81 years of age, when she turned it over to her daughter Claire. She joined her husband, Bill, as they worked together in their beloved Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren. She was elected, along with Bill, to a life term as deacons. She was head of the children's department for several years and worked in the same category in district work. As she grew older she spent more and more time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also joined Bill in their many travels. They visited all 50 states and 34 countries around the world.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bill; her parents, three brothers, Frank, Harold and Howard Lumpkin; an infant sister, Rachel and two brothers-in-law, Philip and Murray Stout. Also, she and Bill experienced the loss of their eldest daughter, Theresa Anne Poole, in August of 2010, from a massive brain tumor.

She leaves behind her immediate family, which consists of Ward and Dori Stout, Jeanne and Mel Maddock, Barbara and Bob Winterer, Neil and Janice Stout and Claire and Mark Sullivan; 21 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10 AM to 12 noon on Friday, July 21, at Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren. Services will follow at 12 noon. Pastor Brian Mackie and Rev. Dan Poole will officiate. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hagerstown-Jefferson Twp. Public Library or The Thrift Shop of Hagerstown.

Harry Faucett

Harry Faucett, 73, of Winchester passed away July 10, 2017 at Randolph Nursing Home. He was born June 14, 1944 in New Paris to Raymond and Harriet Lilly Faucett and lived here for most of his life.
He worked for Fowler’s, Wayne Works and the Southeast Wood Treating plant; he also worked in Home Construction.
Harry served in the Army as a Sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division.
He is survived by his four sons Brian (Stephanie) Faucett of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Mike (Rhonda) Hylton of Williamsburg, Wade (Angie) Hylton of Economy, Jay (Amy) Hylton of Indianapolis, nineteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, nine brothers and sisters Margaret (Malcolm) Buroker of Richmond, Robert (Betty) Faucett of Economy, Dwain (Marge) Faucett of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Esther Lang of Richmond, Caroylnn (Tillman) Harris of Dunlap, Tennessee, Donna Walcott of Delphos, Ohio, Janet Roark of Ocala, Florida, David (Julie) Faucett of Richmond, Naomi (Joe) Vance of Fountain City, family friend Cheryl Griffin, several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Connie, second wife Sheila, two brothers Dale and Joseph Faucett.
Services will be 1:00PM Saturday July 15, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Bobby Rutherford officiating; military rites by the Wayne County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 5:00PM to 7:00PM Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Indiana Chapter, 50 east 91st street Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 or Randolph Nursing Home Alzheimer’s Unit, 701 south Oak St. Winchester, Indiana 47394

Jeanette F. Lunsford Charles

Mrs. Jeanette F. Lunsford Charles, 71, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, July 6.
She was born in Richmond, Indiana on February 9, 1946 to Richard and Esther Druley Lunsford, both of whom preceded her in death. She retired from Dana in 2003 after 30 years of service. She was devoted to her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jeanette will be missed by her husband of 14 years, Urban Charles, whom she married on March 22, 2003; daughters & sons-in-law, Ronda & George Burelison and Darla & Kenny Oler; son & daughter-in-law, Troy & Angie Herron; step-daughter & son-in-law, Shawne & Lance Whitsell; step-son & daughter-in-law, Evan & Candice Charles; 13 grandchildren, James Burelison, Jason Burelison, Emily (Nathan) Hart, Katie (Marc) McDugle, Dylan (Heather) Blunk, Elizabeth Herron, Tyler Herron, Mason, Morgan and Merek Whitsell, Caitlyn, Corey and Colby Charles; four step-grandchildren seven great-grandchildren, with #8 due to arrive any day now; sisters, Shirley Lunsford and Charlene George; cousins, nieces & nephews, including special nephew, Rick George & his wife, Maria, and sisters-in-law.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, July 10, at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US Hwy 27 South, Fountain City.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278 or online at www.donate.cancer.org ; the American Lung Association, 115 West Washington Street, Suite 1180-South, Indianapolis, IN 46204; or the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500 Chicago, IL 60604-1242.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .

July 12, 2017 Obituaries

Johanna Wheeler

Johanna Wheeler, 74, Greens Fork, IN, passed away on July 5, 2017. She was born October 24, 1942 in New Hope, Ohio to the late Perry and Ada Stevens.

Johanna was a strong woman of faith, she loved God with all of her heart. She was a member of Living Faith Church of God and also a member of a National Prayer Team. She had a passion for playing the piano and gardening. Seventeen days before her passing, her husband of 56 years and care giver "Jack" unexpectedly passed away.

Survivors include her children: Doug (Tammy) Wheeler, Jeff (Julie) Wheeler and Kim (Jim) Harsh; she also leaves 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Special friends: Doris and Gene Beckley and Barb and Ernie Hubbard.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Jack Wheeler; parents and brothers: Cecil Gehron, Willard Stevens and Kenny Stevens.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Community Family Funeral Home, 101 West Main Street, Richmond, Indiana.

Service will be held on Monday July 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Living Faith Church of God, 3777 Nolands Fork Rd, Richmond, Indiana. Burial will be held in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.communityfamilyfh.com

Karen Lee Compton

Karen Lee Compton, 55, of Richmond passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at her residence.

She was born on May 18, 1962 in New Castle to Kenneth Sr. and Louise Teffeteller Knose and had attended Hagerstown High School. Karen loved every body and was a kind and generous person. Spending time with family and friends brought her much joy.

Survivors include her children Louise (David) Castle, Jeff and Jesse Compton; 7 grandchildren; sisters Suzie Brockman, Becky Jones, Kathy (Tim) Gibbs and Robin Moffitt. nieces and nephews.

Including her parents she was preceded in death by a son Brian Compton; sister Mabel Monaghan; a brother Kenneth Knose, Jr.; and a nephew Michael Jones.

Friends may gather from 11:00 am until 12:00 noon on Monday, July 10, 2017 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel. Graveside services will follow immediately after in Lutherania Cemetery in Richmond.

Online condolences to www.waskoms.com

Harold Robert Hunt

New Paris, OH – Harold Robert Hunt, age 82, of New Paris, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 3, 2017, at his home after a 10 year battle with ALS.
Born June 25, 1935, in Friendsville, Tennessee, to Herbert W. and Bertha French Hunt, Harold had lived in this area since 1955. He attended Friendsville High School. Harold served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He worked at Wallace Metal for 32 years and retired from J.M. Hutton. Harold was a member of Journey Life Center. He enjoyed NASCAR and bowling.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jan Smith Hunt of New Paris, Ohio; daughters, Joy (Ken) Mackey of Hagerstown, Indiana, and Renee (Ron) Oakley of Lynn, Indiana; grandson, Caleb Mackey of Hagerstown; two great-grandchildren, Natasha Hopkins of Lynn and Noah Stonebraker of Richmond, Indiana; sister, Juanita Patty of Tennessee; brothers, Donald (Ruby) Hunt of Richmond and Glen Hunt of Tennessee; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends, including special friends and caregivers, Stella Cook and Joy Sawyer.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Sandy Oakley Hopkins; parents; two sisters; and one brother.
The family would like to thank Reid Hospice for their care and assistance.
Visitation for Harold Robert Hunt will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Michael and Jennifer Stonebraker officiating. Burial will be in Spring Lawn Cemetery in New Paris, Ohio, with military honors provided by the Preble County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to: The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio Chapter, 1170 Old Henderson Rd., Suite 221, Columbus, OH 43220 or online at www.ALSohio.org; Journey Life Center, 2301 Pleasant View Road, Richmond, IN 47374; or Help The Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

July 5, 2017 Obituaries

Rev. Silas Eldon Denney

Milton, IN - Rev. Silas Eldon Denney, 89, of Milton, departed for his Heavenly Home on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 amid much shouting and singing.

He was born on September 27, 1927 in Wayne County, KY to Arnold and Nancy Jane (Raines) Denney. He served with the Army in Korea. He was called to the ministry at age 28, and built and pastored many churches. He moved to Wayne County, IN in 1970 and, shortly thereafter, became pastor of Faith United Baptist Church in Hagerstown, where he continued until his death. He was a member of Lodge #431, F&AM, Monticello KY. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Martha (Sloan) Denney; four children, Dewanna Brummett (David), Amanda Payne, Yvonne McKee (Mike) and Rhonda Lakes-Marcum (George); twelve grandchildren; a half-sister, Alice Roberts; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Rhonda K. Denney; a son, Dwight E. Denney; five brothers; two sisters and two sons-in-law, Alan Lakes and Gary Payne.

Services were Monday, July 3, at Faith United Baptist Church. Rev. John Meade officiated with burial in Milton West Side Cemetery, with military graveside services.

Memorials may be made to the Dwight Denney funeral fund at www.gofundme.com/dwightdenney.

Joyce Eleanor Petty Robb

Indianapolis, IN - Joyce Eleanor Petty Robb, 93, of Indianapolis, died at her home on Friday, June 30, 2017, surrounded by family.

She was born in New Castle on February 19, 1924 to Fred and Esta (Snider) Filson, and lived most of her life in Hagerstown and Indianapolis.

Joyce worked at Perfect Circle during WW II, and retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1984. She was a member of Psi Iota Xi, the Congregational Christian Church of Hagerstown and Fortville Christian Church. She attended Christ Fellowship in Indianapolis during her later years.

Joyce will be remembered as a generous, sweet, kind and fun loving person. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and you always had a laugh and a smile on your face when spending time with her. She loved spending time with her family and friends, listening to jazz, playing her accordion, watching movies, adventure, surprises and doting on her beloved cats, Fluffy and Martini. She discovered ballroom dancing in her later years, and it became one of her passions. She traveled to dancing competitions around the US, and to Bermuda, Jamaica and Mexico. She brought home several first place trophies in her age group. It is impossible to put into words what a beautiful spirit she had, and what she meant to so many people. She was a loving wife, mother, "Grams", daughter, sister and friend, and taught us how to live a grace filled life. We will miss her terribly.

Survivors include two daughters, Lois Ann Petty Brown (George) of Richmond and Marcia Sue Petty of Indianapolis; a step-daughter, Tara Jane Robb Nelson (Duane) of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Michael D. Root (Dana) of Decatur, AL, Lawrence Z. Root of Tampa, FL, Allison Dickey Loprich (Dan) of Fishers, Douglas Nelson of Austin, TX, Hilary Nelson of Indianapolis and Daniel Nelson of Indianapolis; three great-grandchildren, Evan Root, Katie Loprich and Ben Loprich; two siblings, Audrey Filson Woodward (Paul) and Bruce Filson (Cris); many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Z. Petty; her second husband, David Robb; her step-father, Nathan Beaver; a daughter, Barbara Diane Petty and three siblings, Zane Fislon, Dona Filson Wainscott and Jay Filson.

Visitation will be from 12 to 2 PM on Thursday, July 6, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 2:00 PM. Marty Zeis will officiate. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Home Health Hospice Program, 9894 E. 121st St., Fishers, IN 46085 or to the Humane Society of Indianapolis, 7929 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268.

June 28, 2017 Obituaries

Kinsler Tate  Mattingly

Hagerstown, IN - Our beautiful, bright eyed and always smiling, little love-bug, Kinsler Tate Mattingly, surrounded by his loving family, was welcomed into the waiting arms of Jesus on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Dayton Children's Hospital.

He was born September 15, 2016 in Anderson, Indiana, a son of Brian and Sherissa (Everhart) Mattingly.

Kinsler was always happy as a lark, smiling at everyone with his big, blue eyes sparkling. He was full of energy and loved to jump in his jumper seat. Kinsler loved wrestling with his brother, Deklin, who called him his "lil' buddy" and would sing while Kinsler danced in his seat. Kinsler was unusually strong and was just beginning to pull himself up preparing to walk.  He was already saying "Dada" and "Mama" and just within the past week had begun waving at people.

Kinsler's life was a brief gift to us that will live on as his vital organs are now sustaining life in those who were in need.

Kinsler will be forever cherished in the hearts of his loving parents, Brian and Sherissa Mattingly of Hagerstown; his big brother, Deklin Avery Mattingly; grandparents, Phil and Carol Mattingly of Hagerstown and Paul and Phebe Kirk of New Castle; great-grandparents, Kenny and Mary Cowen of New Castle and Jack and Dura Roberts of Duncan Oklahoma; aunts and uncles, Bethany and Kyle Whitmire of Marshall, MO; Kenton and Danielle Everhart of Fishers, Jilayna Everhart of Celina, TX, Andrew and Misha Mattingly of Hagerstown and Steven and Autumn Mattingly of Hagerstown; also five cousins, Sam and Corbin Whitmire and Tameeka, Braylen and Daxton Mattingly.

Kinsler arrived in heaven to the warm hugs of his grandpa, Rev. Samuel Everhart; great-grandparents, Floyd and Helen Everhart, Howard and Reba Mattingly and John Root Jr and great-aunt, Brenda Roberts.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Memorial Wesleyan Church with Pastors Paul Kirk and David "Chip" Bullock officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown.

Friends may call from 4 - 8 pm Tuesday at Sproles Family Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be offered to the Kinsler Tate Mattingly Memorial Fund in care of Sproles Family Funeral Home. You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com.

The Sproles family and staff are honored to serve the family of Kinsler Tate Mattingly.

June 28, 2017 Obituaries

Charles C. Cole

Charles C. Cole, 88, of Fountain City, passed away in the comfort of his home, in the presence of his family, on Friday, June 23.

He was born in Nicholasville, Kentucky on December 20, 1928 to Charley and May Daugherty Cole. He served in the US Navy during World War Two. He and the former Ruth Brown were married on October 1, 1948, and they were blessed with three children.

Mr. Cole lived in the Fountain City community since 1968. He was a precision machinist, having worked 29 years at Avco before taking employment with H & P Tool Company and later with Service America, from where he retired. He was a Wayne County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Officer for many years and named Reserve Officer of the Year in 1981.

Mr. Cole was a founding member of the First Baptist Church in Centerville. He was a faithful member of the First Church of Christ in Lynn, where he was a Deacon and past Sunday School superintendent. He was an avid walker and enjoyed gardening. He also enjoyed fishing, working jigsaw puzzles and listening to The Statler Brothers. Above all, he enjoyed time spent with his family and the companionship of his dog, Princess Shelbie Lain.

Mr. Cole will be missed by his wife of 68 years, Ruth Cole; daughters, Debra Hoppe and Cynthia Cole; son, Burton Cole; grandchildren, Michael Cole, David Cole, Sarah Sharits and Kimberly Smith (Pete); eight great-grandchildren; sister, Rachel Lahue; and several nieces & nephews.

Mr. Cole was preceded in death by his parents, daughter-in-law, Pamela Cole; sisters, Hazel Barr, Rosie Barr and Stella Fulton; and brothers, Allen Cole, Burton Cole, Bobby Cole, William Cole and Edward Cole; and a special brother-in-law, Bud Fulton.

Doug Noland and Paul Nichols conducted a funeral ceremony on Tuesday, June 27 at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US Hwy 27, Fountain City. Interment with military rites followed in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com

James F. Siggers

James F. Siggers, 68, passed away Sunday afternoon June 18, 2017 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana.

A son of the late Willie Louis and Willie Harlen (Batchelor) Siggers, James was born in Crenshaw County, Alabama on January 2, 1949. He moved to Indiana when he was eight years old and resided in Henry and Wayne Counties before moving to his current home in Cambridge City 43 years ago.. Jim served his country in the United States Navy during the Viet Nam War and was honorably discharged on March 25, 1971.

Following his active duty service, Jim served in the Army National Guard, Richmond Armory. He was an active forty-nine year member of the Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post 169. His service to the Post included- a four time Commander and many years as Second Vice Commander. Jim also coached the Legion softball team to four State Championships. A carpenter and craftsman by trade, Jim was owner/operator of Siggers’ Home Improvement. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed NASCAR racing.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, the former, Janie E. Stewart. They were married in Richmond, Indiana on October 21, 1977. 5 children, Robbie (Robin) Blair of Straughn, Amy Claborn and Vanessa Siggers both of Cambridge City, Regina Sullivan of Connersville and Malissa Bisi of Las Vegas, NV; 8 grandchildren, Daisy, Ashley, Ryan, Samantha, Chelsea, Sabrina, Dylan and Devan; 13 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, David (Angie) Siggers of Mt. Auburn, Henry (Christy) Siggers of Indianapolis and Raymond (Lisa) Siggers of Straughn; 3 sisters, Hazel (Joe) Lykens of New Castle, Naomi Lanter and Tilda Pegg both of Hagerstown; several nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by 2 infant siblings, Louis Jefferson and Vanessa Rose Siggers.

Funeral services were Friday June 23, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin with Rev. Raymond Siggers officiating. Burial, with military honors conducted by the United States Navy Honor Guard and Post 169, will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.

Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Judy Ann Coffman

Judy Ann Coffman, 66, of Millville, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Sidney, OH on May 31, 1951 to Ralph, Jr., and Bertha "Bertie" (Tutwaller) Tipple. She lived in Centerville before moving to the Millville area in 1976.

Judy was a member of Centerville High School class of 1969, Mooreland South Christian Church, New Castle Chapter 116, O.E.S. and American Legion Post 333 Auxiliary. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, Steve Coffman; two children, Darlene Asberry (Tony) and Gary Coffman (Shelly); eight grandchildren, Beth, Ben, Trey and Ty Asberry, Brandon Craig (Liz), Madeline, Georgia and Luke Coffman; two siblings, Larry Tipple (Dora Newton) and Kathy Klemann (Dan).

Services were Tuesday, June 27, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Adam Henderson officiated. Burial will be in Mooreland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to IU Health Simon Cancer Center, 550 N. University Blvd, Ste. 6257, Indianapolis, IN 46202, or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

The family requests that, to reflect Judy’s love of Country, your funeral dress be casual and red, white and blue.

Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Sara Louise Hartman

Sara Louise "Sally" Hartman, age 88, of Richmond, Indiana, died Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Rosebud Village.

Born April 20, 1929, in Greens Fork, Indiana, to Raymond and Katherine Sherman McMullen, Sally was a life-long resident of Wayne County. She graduated from Greens Fork High School in 1947. Sally worked as a secretary at AVCO. She was a member of the Card Club, Gold Wing Road Riders Association, and Richmond Power Boat Club. Sally enjoyed cooking and her many trips with the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.

Survivors include her sons, Greg (Janis) Hartman of Carmel, Indiana, and Bruce (Candee) Hartman of Richmond; grandchildren, Elizabeth Hartman of Valparaiso, Indiana, Allison and Anna Hartman of Carmel, Erin Ozbun of Colorado, Rick Ozbun of Lynn, Indiana, and Caleb Ozbun of Richmond; three great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Marge McMullen of Maryland and Pat Morrison and Norma Humphrey, both of Richmond; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Hartman, who died on February 21, 1998; parents; and brothers, Richard and Robert McMullen.

Visitation for Sara Louise "Sally" Hartman will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Meckley officiating. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hand-In-Hand Adult Day Care of Richmond, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374; Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240; or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 South 18th Street, Richmond, IN 47374.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Jan Clements

Mr. Jan Clements, 53, of Fountain City, passed away on Tuesday, June 20 at his residence.
Jan was born in Richmond, Indiana on October 6, 1963 to Kenneth B. & Sarah E. Arnett Clements, both of whom preceded him in death.
Jan was a 1981 graduate of Northeastern High School. He attended Ball State University.  He worked many years as a graphic artist with Wearly Monument Company, where he hand-etched many of the personalized monuments seen in area cemeteries.
Jan was a good Dad to his daughters and enjoyed attending their activities and traveling together on vacations.
Jan will be missed by his two daughters, Kaitlyn Clements and Emily Clements, cousins and many friends including David Monger, Jim & Bev Hughes and Aron Tutt.
Jan’s life will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 26, at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on. Sunday, June 25, at the funeral home.
In honor of Jan’s artistic talent and his appreciation for art, please consider a gift  in his memory to the Richmond Art Museum, 350 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374.

Jack Edward Wheeler

Greens Fork, IN - Jack Edward Wheeler, 77, of Greens Fork, Indiana passed away on June 18, 2017. He was born November 25, 1939 in Corbin, Kentucky to the late Edward and Irene Wheeler.

Jack served in the US Army before an Honorable Discharge. He was a certified mechanic for many years, and later retired from Belden Wire. He dedicated the last few years to taking care of his loving wife Johanna. He loved his family and spending time with them.

He is survived by his sons: Doug (Tammy) Wheeler and Jeff (Julie) Wheeler; his daughter: Kim (Jim) Harsh; his sisters: Joyce Allen, Brenda Day, Deborah Day and Diane Wheeler; his uncle: "Doc" Raymond Golf; he also leaves 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday June 21, 2017 from 4pm-7pm at Community Family Funeral Home, 101 West Main Street, Richmond, Indiana. Service will be held on Thursday June 22, 2017 at 11:00am, with a visitation from 10:00am-11:00am at Living Faith Church of God, 3777 Nolands Fork Rd, Richmond, Indiana. Burial will be held in Willow Grove Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.communityfamilyfh.com

Alicia Ann Knoll

Lynn, IN - Alicia Ann Knoll, 77, of Ft. Wayne, IN formerly of Lynn, IN passed away Saturday morning, June 10, 2017 at Lamplight Inn of Ft. Wayne, IN. She was born August 23, 1939 in Randolph County, IN the daughter of Robert and Juanita (Dickey) Maxwell. She was a graduate of Farmland High School.
Alicia, a homemaker, had attended the First Church of Christ of Lynn, IN.
She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Larry Knoll; a brother, Robert Maxwell (wife, Judy) of Bluffton, IN; two nephews, Ryan and Joshua; and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a husband, James "Jimmy" Knoll; and a half-sister, Carolyn McFarland.
A service to celebrate Alicia's life will be 2 pm Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Thomas Memorial Chapel of Lynn, IN. Burial will follow in Greens Fork Cemetery of Greens Fork, IN. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 12 noon to service time on Thursday, at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonshookfuneralhomes.com.

Tiffany Lynn Reed

Richmond, IN - Tiffany Lynn Reed, 25 of Richmond passed away Wednesday (June 14, 2017). She was born in Richmond on January 21, 1992 to Sharon and Davis Baker. Tiffany was a good hearted person, she enjoyed swimming, playing bingo at the VFW and hanging out with friends. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family.
Survivors include her son Dillon True Hofacker; husband Jeremy Reed; mother and father Sharon and Davis Baker; brothers Brian Goodwin and Christopher Baker; sisters-in-law Sarah Goodwin and Angel Baker; nephews Bradyn Goodwin and Alijah Baker; 2 grandmothers, 1 grandfather, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Tiffany is preceded in death by her grandfather Darryl K Goodwin; uncle Daniel Goodwin and Aunt Jennifer Goodwin.
Services for Tiffany will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday (June 21, 2017) at Riggle – Waltermann Mortuary. Pastor Brett Karanovich will officiate. Burial will follow in Williamsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Riggle – Waltermann Mortuary to help with funeral expenses.

June 21, 2017 Obituaries

George Daniel Paul

George Daniel Paul, age 66, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017. He was born in Milton, Indiana on June 11, 1950 to Clem and Otta Paul. He served in the army from May 18, 1970 to December 23, 1971. He was in Vietnam from October 14, 1970 to October 13, 1971. He owned and operated Paul's Garage in Greens Fork.

Survivors include sons Isky (Darla) Paul of Richmond and Justin (Katrina) Paul of Fountain City; daughter Lori Sturgeon of Greens Fork; grandchildren Suzi and Dena Paul of Richmond, Jordan and Jadelyn Sturgeon of Greens Fork, and Garrett Paul of Fountain City; sister Joanne Mann of Richmond.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Iodena (Tillson) Paul; parents; and brothers Charles, Robert, and Jack Paul.

A celebration of life for Dan and Iodena Paul was on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Hagerstown Nazarene Church, 630 East Main Street, Hagerstown.

Ivan Lloyd Davidson

Ivan Lloyd "Buddy" Davidson, 68, of Economy, passed away on Wednesday, June14, 2017, at Reid Health, Richmond.

He was born in New Castle on December 13, 1948 to Joe Denton and Olive Evelene (Kerney) Davidson. He lived most of his life in the New Castle area and had resided in Economy for the past 2 years.

He was a 1967 graduate of Hagerstown High School, served with the Army in Viet Nam 1968 to 1972 and also served with the Marine Corps. Buddy had been employed by several area factories. He was a member of American Legion Post 333, Aerie 933, FOE and Moose Lodge #147. He loved horses, guns, dogs, his truck and any type of hunting.

Survivors include three sisters, Alice Faye Davidson of Economy, Barbara Jean Emery of Arlington, MN and Margaret Ross of Waskom, TX; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James S. Davidson on July 1, 2015, Homer Lawrence Davidson on March 28, 1945 and Billy Joe Davidson on June 17, 1952.

Visitation will 12:30 to 2:00 PM on Monday, June 19, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.

Wanda C. Brinkley

Wanda C. Brinkley, 90, of Milton, IN passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Reid Hospital in Richmond. She was born on June 12, 1927 to Vernis & Ines Leavel Petty on the family farm in Wayne County, IN and grew up in the Webster & Williamsburg communities, where her dad farmed, attended Williamsburg School and graduated from Fountain City High School in 1945. Wanda graduated from Ball State and began teaching at Milton High School in 1949 and she retired from Western Wayne Schools in 1995.

She married Ernest Brinkley at Williamsburg Friends Church on February 11, 1951 and resided in Milton in the home Ernie built for her until her death. Wanda was a member of Williamsburg Friends Church, attended Milton Christian Church for over 65 years, was a member of In an' Around Home Ec Club, Carey Club, CWF at Milton Christain Church and Wayne County Retired Teachers.

Survivors include four sons, Basil of Denver, CO, Brian (Lynne) of Frankfort, IN, Brent of Milton, IN and Bruce (Debra) of Marion, IN; grandchildren, Andrea (Brad) Burdine, Audrey, Amy, Clark (Brittany) and Cora; brothers, Ronald Petty of Milton, FL and Richard Petty of Denver, CO; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Beside her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Ernest "Ernie" Brinkley on May 9, 2014; a daughter-in-law, Patti Brinkley.

Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel on Monday, June 19, 2014 from 5 until 7 PM and at the Milton Christian Church on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 10 AM until the start of the services at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow in Westside Cemetery in Milton. Scott Moistner and Chris Sitler will be officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Milton Christian Church or the Cambridge City Library.

David Allen Leroy Golliher

David Allen Leroy Golliher, 60, passed away Wednesday June 14, 2017 at his home in New Castle, Indiana. A son of the late Daniel Leroy and Carolyn Sue Golliher, David was born in Winchester, Indiana on October 18, 1956. David grew up in the Modoc community and graduated from Union- Modoc High School with the class of 1975. He has made his home in New Castle for over thirty years. David enjoyed basketball, 4-H, horses and farming.

Survivors include his 3 children, Kevin (Natacha) Golliher of Mooreland, Dustin Golliher of Richmond and Amber Golliher of New Castle; 3 grandchildren, Kye Golliher, Cartier Golliher and Kennedy Counceller Golliher; 1 sister, Lora Lynn Kibler of Lebanon, OH.

David was also preceded in death by infant twin sons, David Jr. and Devon.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Kenneth "Ken" Stockton

Kenneth “Ken” Stockton, 72, of Greenfield and formerly of New Castle passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Kindred Transitional Care in Greenfield. He was born May 11, 1945 in Albany, Kentucky to the late Joe Buck and Leva Alma (Norris) Stockton.

Ken grew up in a large family, with ten siblings, on a tobacco farm in Albany, KY. He worked at Ingersoll Steel for 19 years, then at the Richmond and Hagerstown license branch. He attended Willow Springs Church in Hagerstown and Sugar Grove Methodist Church, where he was the organist for many years. In 1978, he married Mary Maddy. Together, they worked on their farm raising many animals and grew a large garden. During the winter months, they lived in Florida and would help care for elders in assisted living facilities. Ken enjoyed being with his family, going to garage sales and flea markets, loved to laugh and host large Sunday dinners.

He is survived by his children, Kim (Mark) Stockton Borinsky of Pendleton, Mylon (Trina) Stockton of Manistique, MI, Lisa Kay Maddy (John) James of Spiceland, Lenny (Penny) Maddy of Hagerstown, Tracy (Wendy) Maddy of Fishers, Troy (Kimberly) Maddy of North Port, FL; grandchildren, Christopher and Jonathan Borinsky, Matthew (Stephanie McLeish) James, Adam James, Heath, Seth, Clint, Cody, Conner, Ethan, and Garrett Maddy; great grandchildren, Keaton and Maelynn James; siblings, Phyllis Pryor of Byrdstown, TN; Joe “Jodi” Stockton of Albany, KY; and former wife, Janet Laurie of Pendleton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Maddy Stockton, granddaughter, Bethany James, siblings, Becky Stockton Beaty, Ricky G. Stockton, Howard Stockton, Jeanette Stockton, Linda Butler, Freddie Stockton and Troy Howard Stockton.

Memorial services will be at 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Inurnment will be at Sugar Grove Cemetery at a later date. Friends and family may visit from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sugar Grove Cemetery. You may express condolences or share a memory of Ken at www.hinsey-brown.com.

Calvin O. Schepman

Calvin O. Schepman, age 93, of Fountain City passed away Saturday (June 10, 2017) surrounded by family.

He was born in Richmond, Indiana on February 29, 1924 to Oran C. and Irene Petty Schepman. Calvin served honorably in the US Navy during WWII, he owned and operated his own HVAC company and could fix just about anything. He enjoyed working, mowing his lawn, gardening, and going to McDonald’s every morning to see his friends. He was also a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife Bernice; children Tim (Tiffany) Schepman, Frank (Melinda) Duff and Linda (Denver) Brumfield; grandchildren Kaci, Amber, Mike and Melissa, Stacy and Jim, Jay, Kristina, Brian, Jermay, Ricky, Chad and James; 14 great grandchildren and 1 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Oran and Irene, son Steve and 2 sisters.

Services for Calvin will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday (June 16, 2017) at Riggle – Waltermann Mortuary. Pastor Michael Stonebraker will officiate. Pastor Michael Stonebraker will officiate. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call on Friday from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Calvin’s name to St. Judes Childrens Hospital (262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105).

June 14, 2017 Obituaries

Troy Alan Collins

Troy Alan Collins, 29, of Verona, OH, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
He was born in Richmond on February 16, 1988 to David and Lois (Blankenship) Collins and was a life long resident of Wayne and Preble counties.
Survivors include a son, Brady Collins; his father and step-mother, David and Cathy Collins; a sister, Kayla Collins; his paternal grandmother, Genevieve Collins; his maternal grandmother, Pauline Blankenship; seven aunts; four uncles; two nieces and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Collins; a brother, Shaun Collins; a sister Kellee Marie Collins; his paternal grandfather, Pearl Collins and his maternal grandfather, John Blankenship and one uncle, Michael Collins.
Visitation will be 11 AM to 12:30 PM on Monday, June 12, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 12:30 PM. John D. Blankenship will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Beverly Jane Carpenter

Economy, IN - Beverly Jane Carpenter, 84, daughter of Gwinn and Clarice Robinson, died on Saturday, June 3, 2017. She was born, raised and lived her entire life in Economy.
She was a graduate of Economy High School and attended Richmond Business College. She was a Girl Scout and assistant Girl Scout leader. During her early years, she worked at Wayne Dairy and Wayne County Co-Op. In later years, she volunteered at Reid Hospital. She had two full time jobs and passions. The first was that of maintaining a home, being a wife and mother, raising and teaching two sons, caring for family members and friends throughout Wayne County.
Her second passion was that of music. She was the organist for Economy United Methodist Church for over 60 years. Not only had she played for church services, weddings and funerals there, but also at other churches throughout Wayne County, in Greens Fork, Hagerstown, Cambridge City and Richmond. She also played piano or organ at Our Fathers Table and Jenkins Hall in Richmond.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Edwin R. Carpenter of Economy; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, David and Karla Carpenter of Pleasant Garden, NC and Scott and Becky Carpenter of Naples, FL; 2 grandsons, Andrew and Mathew Carpenter; a granddaughter, Sarah Trate and a great-grandson, Samuel Trate.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 PM on Wednesday, June 7, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday at Economy United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Brethren Cemetery, Arcadia, IN.
Beverly, rest in peace knowing that you have touched and brought joy to many lives and hearts.
Memorials may be made to the music fund of Economy United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Michael D. Connel

Hagerstown, IN – Michael D. Connell, age 56, of Hagerstown, Indiana, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017, at his home.
Michael was born on March 10, 1961, in Connersville, Indiana. He grew up traveling with his family and living in various places throughout the U.S. while his father served in the United States Air Force Michael graduated from Connersville High School in 1980. He enjoyed spending time with his son and beloved cat, Timmy Joe and riding motorcycles.
Survivors include his son, Aaron Connell of Hagerstown; father, John Love of Connersville; two sisters, Kathryn Criswell of Atwater, California, and Lisa Belman of Walnut Creek, California; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Daisy M. Love and grandparents, Dale (Mildred) Bray and Ralph (Kathrine) Love.
A private funeral service for Michael D. Connell will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Robert L. Bowen, Jr.

Robert L. Bowen Jr., age 78, of Richmond, Indiana, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 8, 2017, doing what he loved best, playing golf with his buddies at Highland Lake Golf Course.

Born November 17, 1938, in Richmond, Indiana, to Robert L. and Esther Alice Studt Bowen Sr., Bob was a life-long resident of this community. He graduated from Boston Jr./Sr. High School. Bob served in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Bowen Oldsmobile GMC, after taking over the business from his father in the late 1960s. Upon retiring from the car business in 1983, Bob operated Bowen’s Hillcrest Farms. He formerly served on the Wayne County Council, Kuhlman Center Building Committee, and the Wayne County Fair Board and was a former director of the American Maine Anjou Association. Bob was a member of First English Lutheran Church. He was an avid golfer, active in the cattle business, and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, who were the joy of his life.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Rea Ann Dickey Bowen of Richmond; daughter, Susan (Dan) Heyob of Hagerstown, Indiana; sons, David (Kristi) Bowen of Mason, Ohio, and Doug (Sharon) Bowen of Lynn, Indiana; grandchildren, Blaine Bowen, Morgan Bowen, Craig Heyob, Dustin Tincher, and Brooke Bowen; sisters, Marla Graybill and Debra Williams; uncle, Kent Bowen; all of his golf buddies; and his beloved dog, Mac.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation for Robert L. Bowen Jr. will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond with Pastor John Walker and Pastor Chip Belanga officiating. Burial will be in Lutherania Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Help The Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Ruth E. Welch

Mrs. Ruth E. Welch, 94, of Winchester, passed away on Wednesday, June 7 at Reid Health.

She was born on March 2, 1923 in Richmond, Indiana to William E. & Lora Huntsinger Hieger. She was a graduate of Williamsburg High School.

Ruth married Floyd E. Welch on September 5, 1943. They were blessed with four children and shared 65 years together before his death on March 9, 2009. She was a former member of Hopewell United Methodist Church and a member of the First Church of Christ in Lynn. She lived in Lynn most of her adult life and formerly worked in the Lynn School cafeteria. She was a former member of Order of Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary of the Harry Howell Post in Lynn. She enjoyed sewing and was always willing to help feed others.

Mrs. Welch will be missed by her daughter, Mary Williams; son & daughter-in-law, John & Jan Welch; son, Jerry Welch; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Estelle Hieger; and many nieces & nephews.

Mrs. Welch was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Fred E. Welch; siblings Irene Hay, Edwin Hieger, William Hieger, Jr., Mary Jane Summers Shore, Martha Starns, Henry Hieger, Esther Flora and Norman Hieger.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 10 in Willow Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are encouraged for the Lynn Community Food Pantry, PO Box 334, Lynn, IN 47355.

The Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, Fountain City, is handling funeral arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com.

Betty Jane Tice Kauper

Richmond, IN - Betty, born on Dec. 23, 1920, was the youngest of six children of Louis and Clara Slonaker Tice. She grew up on their Arba Pike farm and was a lifetime Richmond area resident. Baptized in December 1936 in the Chester Methodist Church, she was confirmed in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in August 1943 and remained active until her death.
After graduating from Morton High School in 1938, she attended and was graduated from Reid Hospital School of Nursing in 1942. Betty was a member of the hospital’s general staff when she married Ezra C. Kauper, a lifetime Richmond resident, on Feb. 12, 1943. She later was a volunteer both at the hospital and with the Wayne County Public Health Department.
An avid reader, she also enjoyed walking, baking for friends and family, and traveling with Ez when he retired after more than 48 years as a salesman for Adam H. Bartel Co. A favorite destination was the Great Smoky Mountains.
The couple’s three surviving children and their spouses are Tim and Mary Kauper of Bloomfield Hills, MI; Phil and Elaine Wikstrom Kauper of Beaumont, TX; and Debbie and Jim Coonan of Portland, OR. Ezra Kauper died in March of 1999, and a third son, Mark Kauper, died in April 2007.
Grandchildren are Jimmy Coonan and Catie Coonan, both of New York City; Annie Coonan of San Francisco; and Sarah Kauper of Philadelphia.
She also is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins, including Phil and Barbara Jenkins of Richmond, Dick Berry of Fountain City, Bobby and Ginger Hetisimer of Greens Fork, and Suzy Tice Lafuse of Liberty, all of whom met often for Wednesday dinners at MCL.
A special debt is owed to Annie Stewart and Debbie Gray for their kindness and faithful care during Betty’s last year.
Visitation for Betty Jane Tice Kauper will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church, 501 South 7th Street, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church with Rev. John Place and Rev. Joyce Gerwing-Grimm officiating. Burial will be in Lutherania Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1710, Richmond, IN 47375 or Wayne County Special Olympics, P.O. Box 42, Richmond, IN 47392.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com

Rhea Martin

Rhea A. Martin, 85, of Fountain City, passed away on Sunday, June 4 at Arbor Trace.

She was born on January 1, 1932 on the family farm on Seaney Road to Elmer and Marie Harding Hill, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Fountain City High School.

She was a member of the 25-year Club at Alcoa, retiring after 36 years of service. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Lynn.

She will be missed by her companion of over 40 years, Richard Ross; son, Dennis Martin and his companion, Therese Banes; daughter, Kathleen Merkamp; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren including Stacey Martin, Sarah Yencer, Shannon Boomershine, Eric Merkamp, Brad Merkamp, Austin Yencer, Tony Yencer, Taylor Yencer, Miranda Bright, Trevor Bright and Trenton Martin.

Paul Nichols will conduct a funeral ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 9, at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, June 9, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VAÂ 22312.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com.

June 7, 2017 Obituaries

Danny Darrell Goins

Danny Darrell Goins, 77, of Richmond died Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Ball Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 3,1939 in Carrollton, KY t o Carl and Ruby Hartman Goins.

He lived most of his life in the Richmond, Greens Fork and Hagerstown areas He retired from Dana Corporation, at both the Hagerstown and Antwerp, Ohio plants, following 30 years of service. He also retired from the Richmond Kroger store.

He was a member of the Centerville Christian Church and had been a deacon at Greens Fork Christian Church. He loved books, woodworking, art and traveling to Vermont. He loved his grandchildren who called him ‘Poppy’.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Foland Goins to whom he was married on July 27, 1963. Their marriage created three children: Mark (Diane), Lesley Shore (Darren) and Philip (Amanda); 9 grandchildren; Alex and Nick Shore, Ethan, Caleb, Karis, Nathan, Keira, Samuel and Jachin Goins; sisters: Dorothy Kincaid of Richmond, Della Harden (Fred), of Schererville, In and a brother Charles (Doug) Goins of Richmond.

In addition to his parents he preceded in death by a brother, Mark Goins and sister Madalyn.

Visitation will be at Culberson Funeral home in Hagerstown on Monday June 5th from 4 to 7 pm. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Greens Fork South Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts can be made to "His Seed Sower" ministry in Haiti, c/o Steve Williams at Centerville Christian Church or to Centerville Christian Church.

Austin Anthony Roach

Austin Anthony Roach, 21, of Economy, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Miami Valley Hospital.

He was born in Richmond on August 2, 1995 and was a life long resident of the Hagerstown area. Austin was a 2014 graduate of Hagerstown High School and was an employee of DOT Foods. He was a member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed auto mechanics.

Survivors include his father, Robert A. Roach (Tiffany); his mother, Donna K. (Wilson) Melton (Eddie); three siblings, Donja D. Hayes, Dakota L. Roach and Dylan W. Roach; his maternal grandparents, Marsha Moore and Donnie Wilson; three step-brothers, Austin Melton, Noah Melton and Hunter Melton; a niece, Faith M. Hayes and a nephew, Wyatt W. Hayes.

Visitation will be 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 1, at New Testament Church of Christ. Services will follow at 2:00 PM. Pastor Greg Guffey will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Indiana Donor Network.

Nicki Dickenson

Nicki Dickenson, 55, of Richmond passed away Thursday May 25, 2017 at Reid Health after a short Illness.

She was born December 6, 1961 in Richmond to Marshall and Joan Bane Dunn and lived here most of her life.

She worked for Wal-Mart in the eye center.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years William, one daughter Jessica (Jason) Patton of Richmond, two step children John Dickenson of Centerville, Tricia (Mark) Murray of Hagerstown, one granddaughter Taylor, nine step grandchildren, three brothers Ricky, Paul, Bobby Dunn, one sister Debbie Hoover all of Richmond, several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her stepfather.

Graveside services were Wednesday May 31, 2017 at Crown Hill Cemetery with Paul Bane officiating. Arrangements were being handled by Stegall Berheide-Orr Funeral Home.

May 31, 2017 Obituaries

Donald Eugene Dishman

Donald Eugene Dishman, 85, of Hagerstown, died Monday, May 22, 2017, at Reid Health.

He was born at Lewisville on March 1, 1932 to Ernest Claude and Mary Belle (Miller) Dishman. He had lived in Marion and Shelby Counties before moving to his farm, near Hagerstown, 46 years ago. Don was a 1950 graduate of Hagerstown High School. He served with the Navy from 1952 to 1956 and the Naval Reserve until 1960. He was a retired employee of the Naval Avionics Center and was a life long farmer. He was a member of West River Friends Meeting, Gideons International, American Legion Post 333, Hagerstown Lodge #49, F&AM and Hagerstown Optimist Club, where he served as treasurer for many years. He was a Purdue Extension Master Gardner and a former member of Hagerstown Flying Club.

Survivors include three children, Sandra Clabaugh (Ron) of Hagerstown, Craig Dishman (Julie) of Hagerstown and Kyle Dishman (Robin) of Vail, AZ; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 siblings, Patty Lou Robinson of Hagerstown, Arlene Herman (Gene) of Montana and Darryl Dishman (Vickie) of Mooreland; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louanna Lamb Dishman in 2015; a daughter, Vicki Dishman Riall and 3 siblings, Ernest Dishman, Jr., Dorothy Durham and Kenneth Dishman.

Services will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 27, at West River Friends Meeting. Pastor Ben Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in West River Cemetery with military graveside services. Visitation will be 5 to 8 PM on Friday at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Memorials may be made to West River Friends Meeting, Gideons International or American Legion Post 333.

May 24, 2017 Obituaries

Kathryn J. Wilson

Kathryn J. Wilson, 90, died Friday, May 19, 2017, at Heritage House of Richmond. She was born on January 7, 1927 to Bearnest and Mabel (Smith) Shinn. She lived most of her life in the Greens Fork and Hagerstown areas. In 1948 she married James Wilson and he preceded her in death in 1992

Kathryn was a homemaker who loved her family. She also enjoyed crocheting and watching auto racing and ice skating on television. She worked for a time at Greens Fork Community Center.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Wilson Dimett (Gary) of Hagerstown and Deborah Wilson Strickler (Craig) of New Paris, OH; four grandchildren, Travis Dimett (Stephanie) of Greensburg, Amber Rohr (Kris) of Crawfordsville, Matthew Burnett (Tina) of Richmond and Lena Oakes of Richmond; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother, Mabel Miller, her stepfather, Elvin "Hap" Miller, a half-brother, Elvin Miller, Jr. and two step-sisters, Maxine Miller Kitchell and Helen Miller.

Private graveside services will be conducted in Greens Fork South Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Pastor Dave Buckner will officiate.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Association or to the donors favorite local charity.

Johnnie L. Poynter

Greens Fork, IN - Mr. Johnnie L. Poynter, 76, of Greens Fork, passed away on Friday, May 19.
He was born in New Castle, Indiana on August 23, 1940 to Lester and Mary Stefandel Poynter. He graduated from New Castle High School and attended Ball State University. He served in the US Air Force from 1962-1966.
Johnnie worked for Dana Corporation prior to his retirement in 2003. He loved playing golf and taught the game to many people.
Johnnie will be missed by his wife, the former Shirley Moore, whom he married in 1990; son, A.J. Poynter; sisters, Starry & Bill McCall, Tawny & Art McCorkle; Gina, and Laura; brothers, Mike & Diana Poynter, and Todd Poynter; and several nieces & nephews.
Johnnie was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Ken Poynter and Kip Poynter.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

John A. Limburg

Cambridge City, IN -  John A. Limburg, 81, passed away Wednesday May 17, 2017 at the Waters of New Castle.  A son of the late Homer and Oma (Spears) Limburg, John was born in Loudon, Tennessee on April 5, 1936.  He moved to rural Milton as a young boy and attended Milton School.
John served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany.  He received his honorably discharged from active duty on May 25, 1960.
John worked as a machinist for DANA Corporation in Hagerstown and retired after 33 years of service.  He served as union steward for eight of those years.  John loved to travel across the country with his wife and children.  He made it a point to take a family vacation every year to see “the world’s biggest” something.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors, camping, fishing and playing sports with his kids.  In his leisure, John enjoyed furniture making, woodworking, riding motorcycles and photography.
Survivors include 3 children, Pamela (Ron) Barnes of Cambridge City, John F. (Peggy) Limburg of Milton and Jane (Daryl) Frith of New Castle; grandchildren, Allison, Laura Kelly, Harrison and Daryl Frith, Sophia Grace Limburg; 2 aunts, Mamie Forester and Kate Bailey; nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his wife, the former Carolyn Kuhn on October 4, 2011.  They were married in Connersville on April 30, 1958.  1 son, Aaron Limburg on August 13, 2012; 1 daughter, Julie A. Limburg on January 11, 2016 ; 1 grandson, Samuell David Barnes on January 13, 2010; 2 sisters, Edna Sue Updike and Aleen Vance.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Monday May 22, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin.  Rev. Kenneth Durham will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.
Memorial Contributions can be made to I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospice- 2401 W. University Ave. Muncie, IN 47303.

Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Alta M. Roach

Alta M. Roach, 69, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Reid Health in Richmond.

She was born in New Castle on May 18, 1947 to Morton and Alice (Mitchem) Moffitt and was a life long resident of Wayne County.

Alta was a long-time employee of the Kopper Kettle at Economy and had also been employed at Wal-Mart in New Castle. She enjoyed crocheting, puzzles and cooking.

Survivors include five children, James Moffitt, Lisa Brown (Jeffery), Cliff Wilkinson (Debra). Tina Dickey (Rob) and Robert Roach (Tiffany); nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five siblings, Frank Moffitt, Dorothy Mullins, Frances Pickett, Susie Moffitt and Gloria Pickett; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Roach, in 2010 and three brothers, Paul Moffitt, Roy Moffitt and Joe Moffitt.

Visitation will be 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 20, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 1:00 PM. Pastor Greg Guffey will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Reid Foundation for Hospice.

May 17, 2017 Obituaries

Keith R. Wickes

Keith R. Wickes, 89, of Cambridge City, peacefully went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2017 at Reid Health in Richmond, surrounded by his daughters.

He was born on February 15, 1928 in Pershing, Indiana to Ramon and Mildred Stonecipher Wickes. He was a 1947 graduate of Lincoln High School and attended 2 years of machine school. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After a career at Perfect Circle in Hagerstown, he owned and operated Wickes Shoe Store. He also served as Director of Building, Grounds and Transportation for 14 years in the Western Wayne Schools.

Keith was a member of Cambridge Lodge #5 F&AM since 1963 and a former member of the Cambridge City Evening Kiwanis for 29 years.

He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family and always loved family dinners at Willie and Red’s in Hagerstown. He also enjoyed wintering with his wife in Naples, Florida for over 20 years.

Survivors include his three daughters, Cheryl (Steve) Ramey of Hagerstown, Indiana; Lynn (Steve) Mahoney of Columbus, Indiana, and Melissa (Al) Williams of Winchester, Indiana; five grandchildren, Shawn (Tonya) Ramey of Crawfordsville, Indiana; Shannon Ramey of Hagerstown, Indiana; Brianna (Andy) Miller of Noblesville, Indiana; Michael (Mollee) Mahoney of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Patrick Williams of Los Angeles, California; seven (soon to be eight) great-grandchildren; special nephew, Mike (Penny) Wickes and niece, Vickie (Joe) Russell, along with several other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Melba L. Meadows Wickes, who passed in 2016; his parents; his brother, William; and an infant sister.

At his request a private burial will take place on May 20th at Zion’s Lutheran Cemetery, Pershing, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to New day Kiwanis for the Christmas Love Basket Project, 1010 E. Main St., Cambridge City, IN 47327.

Lee Gene Ozbun

Lee Gene Ozbun, 90, of Hagerstown, died at his home on Friday, May 12, 2017

He was born in Wayne County on October 31, 1926 to Emery and Sarah Elizabeth (Snyder) Ozbun. He was a life long resident of Wayne County and lived most of his life in the Hagerstown area. Lee was a member of Hagerstown First United Methodist Church.

He served with the US Army during WW II. He was a former employee of Hartley Hills Country Club and a retired employee of Hagerstown Street Department. He was a member of Hagerstown Volunteer Fire Dept, where had had served as Assistant Chief. He was a member of American Legion Post 333 and Indiana Volunteer Firemen's Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and outdoor activities. He was an avid reader whose favorite pastime was sitting on his back porch.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Virginia "Ginny" (Rhoades) Ozbun, to whom he was married on September 3, 1949; two sons, Greg Ozbun (Pam) of Greens Fork and David Ozbun (Pam) of Greenwood; five grandchildren, Jennifer Lake (Matt), Abbie Marshal (Jeff), Heather Limeberry (Scott), Tiffany Ozbun and Leslie Stone (Joey); three step-granddaughters, eight great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Jane Wadsworth and Margaret Johnson; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Services  are Tuesday, May 15 at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor John Huff will officiate with burial in West Lawn Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hagerstown First United Methodist Church, Hagerstown Volunteer Fire Dept. or Ascera Hospice.

May 10, 2017 Obituaries

Leora Himelick

Economy, IN - Leora Himelick, 88, of Economy passed peacefully on May 3, 2017.  She was born November, 7, 1928 to Russell and Blanche (Lannerd) Fuson and lived all her life in the Nettle Creek area.  Leora had a long career at Dana Corporation retiring in 1983.  She volunteered at Reid Hospital for many years working in Emergency in the morning and at the Information Desk in the afternoon.
In her free time she enjoyed traveling, playing cards and spending time with family and the many friends she had.  She was active in her children and grandchildren’s lives, attending cattle shows, sporting events and school activities they were involved in.
Leora is survived by daughter, Marcie (Gary) Pope, daughter of the heart, Emily (Shane) Decker and son of the heart, Martin (Susan) Mansfield.  Grandchildren Tyler (Rachel) Pope, Nick Himelick and Jackie Himelick.  Grandchildren of the heart, JT Decker, Abby, Carson and Cameron Mansfield.  Great-grandchildren, whom she adored, Aubrey and Braden.  Sisters Bonnie Farmer and Cindy (John) Hershauer.  Brothers-in-law Dale Kirtley and Kenny Gray.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Gene, son Jeff, sisters Margaret Kirtley and Peggy Gray, brother-in-law Lowell Farmer.
Funeral services were held at Culberson Funeral Home in Hagerstown on Monday, May 8th with Wendy Canon officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Economy United Methodist Church, PO Box 146, Economy, IN 47339 or The Shepherd’s Way, PO Box 2502, Richmond, IN 47375.
Online condolences may be let at www.culbersonfh.com

Sharon McGuire Clark

Wilmington, NC - Sharon McGuire Clark, age 73, died Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Wilmington, North Carolina, after a long illness.
Born January 1, 1944, in Richmond, Indiana, to Russell and Bernice VanEtten McManus, Sharon graduated from Richmond High School in 1961. She earned a master's degree in social work from Indiana University in 1967. Sharon worked as a mental health counselor in West Virginia for both private and public agencies before returning to Indiana in 1992. From 1992 to 2004, she developed the first Employee Assistance Program at Reid Hospital. Sharon counseled in that position until she retired in 2004, due to limitations caused by Parkinson's disease. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the National Association of Social Workers, and the National Parkinson Foundation.
Survivors include her son, Ryan (Casey) McGuire of Wilmington; sister, Eleanor Oberle and family of Richmond; and step-daughter, Marcie (Bill) Houghton and family of Economy, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Richard "Chuck" Clark, who died October 22, 2011, and her parents.
A Celebration of Life for Sharon McGuire Clark was Sunday, May 7, 2017, in the Parlor Room of First Presbyterian Church, 100 North 10th Street, Richmond.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Miami, FL 33131 or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Clare G. McQuiston

Richmond, IN - Clare G. McQuiston went home to be with his Lord on April 30, 2017. He was 88.
He was born May 13, 1928 in Richmond to J. Raymond and Olive Hunt McQuiston and lived all of his life in Fountain City and Richmond. He was graduated from Fountain City High School in 1946 and received a degree in General Business from Miami University in 1950.
Clare served two years in the Army at Fort Sam Houston, TX during the Korean War. It was there that he met the former Charlene Kramer. They were married on May 18, 1952 and shared 57 years together until her death on October 27, 2009. Following his military service, he returned home and entered the McQuiston Insurance agency with his father, where he spent 40 years.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church for over 60 years and also served as a deacon, trustee, clerk, bible teacher and church historian. He spent 15 years in Bible Study Fellowship, serving 10 years as a discussion leader. He served 14 years on the Richmond Advisory Planning Commission, the last six years as president. Clare was a volunteer in the Richmond Rose Garden for several years and also volunteered at Reid Hospital for 2200 hours over a nine-year period.
After retiring from the insurance agency, he continued in the insurance industry for 15 years as a Director for Indiana Union Mutual and for Town and Country Mutual. He joined the Richmond Lions Club in September 1953 and was credited with over 60 years of perfect attendance. While a member of the club, he served as Home Show Chairman in 1966, as a Director, Lion Tamer, Tail Twister and chaired the committee that updated the club by-laws. He was awarded the prestigious Melvin Jones Award in 1994.
He is survived by five children, Janette Cason; Douglas McQuiston and his wife, Colleen; Judith Testin and her husband, William; Gregory McQuiston and his wife, Birgit; and Joanne McCree and her husband, Patrick; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, David McQuiston and his wife, Karen; and Philip McQuiston and his wife, Martha; a sister-in-law, Margie McQuiston; a brother-in-law, Charles Kramer and his wife, Margaret Ann; and many nieces and nephews.
Clare was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a brother, Clyde; his step-mother, Mary McQuiston; a son-Sharon McGuire Clark, age 73, died Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Wilmington, North Carolina, after a long illness.
Born January 1, 1944, in Richmond, Indiana, to Russell and Bernice VanEtten McManus, Sharon graduated from Richmond High School in 1961. She earned a master's degree in social work from Indiana University in 1967. Sharon worked as a mental health counselor in West Virginia for both private and public agencies before returning to Indiana in 1992. From 1992 to 2004, she developed the first Employee Assistance Program at Reid Hospital. Sharon counseled in that position until she retired in 2004, due to limitations caused by Parkinson's disease. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the National Association of Social Workers, and the National Parkinson Foundation.
Survivors include her son, Ryan (Casey) McGuire of Wilmington; sister, Eleanor Oberle and family of Richmond; and step-daughter, Marcie (Bill) Houghton and family of Economy, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Richard "Chuck" Clark, who died October 22, 2011, and her parents.
A Celebration of Life for Sharon McGuire Clark was Sunday, May 7, 2017, in the Parlor Room of First Presbyterian Church, 100 North 10th Street, Richmond.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Miami, FL 33131 or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.in-law, Randall Cason, Sr.; and a nephew, Quinn McQuiston.
David McQuiston will conduct a funeral ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 8 at the First Baptist Church, 1601 South A Street in Richmond. Interment will follow in the Willow Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Reid Foundation, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374 or the First Baptist Church, 1601 South A Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com.

James C. Tuttle
Graveside services for James Charles Tuttle, former resident of Hagerstown, will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 3 p.m. in West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown.

William G. "Bill" Masters

William G. "Bill" Masters, age 71, of Richmond, Indiana, died Monday, May 1, 2017, at his home.

Born October 23, 1945, in Chicago, Illinois, to Garland H. and Dortha Ellen Mendenhall Masters, Bill had lived in this community most of his life. He graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1963. Bill served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from Hoffco/Comet Industries in 2006 and had formerly worked at Dana Corporation. Bill was a member of First Southern Missionary Baptist Church. He was a Christian man who loved his Lord and enjoyed reading.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Nancy "Janet" Slaven Masters of Richmond; daughter, Ellen K. (Keith) Moistner of Richmond; brothers, Patrick (Terri) Masters of Richmond and Michael (Tracy) Masters of Muncie, Indiana; sister, Jewell (Steve Wall) Wilkinson of Winchester, Indiana; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial service for William G. "Bill" Masters will be at 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017, at First Southern Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 Holsapple Rd., Richmond with Pastor Harry Duffy officiating. Private burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: First Southern Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 Holsapple Rd., Richmond, IN 47374.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Joyce Dishner

R. Joyce Farmer Dishner, 87, a long time Economy resident, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Arbor Trace, where she has resided for the past several months.

She was born in Randolph County on October 27, 1929 to Edgar and Fanny (Cain) Farmer. She spent her early years in New Castle and spent most of her life in the Economy area.

Joyce was a long time and very active member of Economy United Methodist Church, where she also served as custodian for many years. She had also worked as a teacher's aid at Hagerstown and Economy schools.

Survivors include five children, Shirley Ann Lavy (David) of Arcanum, OH, Ted L. Dishner (Kathy) of Rockport, ME, Dan Dishner (Judy) of Camden, ME, Charles Wayne Dishner of Economy and Janet Swim of Centerville; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Bonnie Farmer, Joyce Farmer and Lillian Dishner; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Frank" Dishner in 2005 and three siblings, Lewis Farmer, Lowell Farmer and Eleanor Ann Harris.

Services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 6, at Economy United Methodist Church. Pastor Wendy Canon will officiate. Burial will be in Economy Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 PM Friday at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown, and at the church after 10:00 AM Saturday.

Memorials may be made to Economy United Methodist Church or Help The Animals, Inc.

May 3, 2017 Obituaries

Charles "Ted" Blevins

Charles "Ted" Blevins, aged 79, of Hagerstown suddenly passed this earthly life for his Heavenly home on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

He was born on February 1, 1938 to Burgwyn "Gwyn" and Lola Mae (Hamm) Blevins on "Farmer’s Pike" in Henry County, Indiana. Ted attended Millville school and was a 1956 graduate of Hagerstown High School where he was very active in all band and choral programs. He also attended Indiana University and was a member of the Marching 100 band. He loved playing music and was a talented musician, playing many different instruments including the trombone, trumpet and piano. Ted tried to attend the IU Homecoming each year and play in the IU Alumni band. It was not uncommon for Ted to sit down at any piano he would come across, whether in someone’s home or out in public, and just start playing.

He was an extremely proud 20-year veteran who served his country in both the Indiana Air National Guard and Indiana Army National Guard where he worked on military aircraft. In 1963, his Air Guard unit was activated and sent to France and Germany during the Berlin Wall Crisis. He loved airplanes and anything related to aviation. He was instrumental in saving the Wilbur Wright Birthplace Memorial near Millville, Indiana and was planning on being a part of the 25th Annual June Fesitval this summer which will be celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Wilbur’s birth. He was only a few hours shy of getting his pilot’s license and had done his solo flight.

He married Nancy Macy in 1965 and had 3 children. Ted worked many different jobs throughout his life including selling insurance, factory work, pig-farming, to name just a few and ended up retiring from Tri-County Finance Company after 18 years.

After retiring he also spent many years driving for the Amish families in our community. He enjoyed that very much, soaking up everything and learning about their culture and life-style. He was a Member of the United States Corps of Chaplains and the American Legion Post 333, where he served as Chaplain. He took his role as Chaplain very seriously and made sure he did everything he possibly could to honor those fallen veterans. Ted also had a business where he cleaned tombstones, again, wanting to honor the memory of those who had passed away. It truly was, WHO HE WAS.

He currently attended Hillcrest Baptist Church, but was a long-time member of the Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene where he was the church pianist for over 20 years. He was a cherished father and beloved "Papaw" to 3 kids and 5 grandkids. He loved spending time with his family and could not have been any more proud of each of them.

Ted is survived by his daughter Lanell Stitt (Rocky Fisher), and sons David Blevins (Amber) and Darrin Blevins and their mother, Nancy Bonanza, all of Hagerstown. He leaves behind 5 grandchildren, who will miss him terribly but will live knowing that they were his pride and joy. Mitchell Stitt, Mason Stitt, Hailey Blevins, Lane Blevins and Cameryn Blevins. 2 Sisters, Mary Louise Root Cowen (Kenny Cowan) and Madge Blevins Thompson. As well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gwyn and Lola, and 2 brothers, Bob Blevins and Frank Blevins.

Calling will be held Wednesday, May 3rd at Culberson Funeral Home in Hagerstown 5-8 PM and the funeral will be at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Richmond on Thursday, May 4th at 11:00am, with a brief calling at 10:00am, an hour prior. He will be laid to rest at the Brick Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of his only granddaughter, Hailey, who lives with this genetic disease.

Donald Hartman

Richmond, IN  - Donald Hartman, age 74, formerly of Richmond passed away Monday (April 24, 2017) surrounded by his family. He was born in Richmond on November 5, 1942 to Albert and Pearl Sipe Hartman. Donald honorably served our country in the U.S. Army spending some of his time in Korea, he was one of the founding members of Amvets in Greensfork, Indiana and was a member American Legion Post 65. He was a member of Rock Solid Ministries in Richmond and enjoyed spending time at the beach, fishing, and being outdoors. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and will be missed greatly by all of his family.
Survivors include Anna Hartman; children Brian (Stacy) Hartman of Greenfield and Larry Hartman of California; sister June Ann (Ron) Wessel of Zionsville; grandchildren Tommy and Taylor Hartman; several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Pearl; Wanda Smith and brother Dale Hartman.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Donations may be made in Donald’s name to Rock Solid Ministries (1024 East Main Street Richmond, Indiana 47374).

Robert E. Pence

Richmond, IN - Robert E. Pence, age 82 of Richmond passed away Wednesday (April 26, 2017) at the Dayton VA Hospital. He was born in Roachdale, IN on March 13, 1935 to Leonard and Elsie McCloud Pence. Bob graduated from Ladoga High school in the class of 1954 and served his country in the US Army. He was married for 57 years to Martha Davis of Greens Fork, IN. He worked as a salesman for Universal Electric, Richmond Electric and did service for Brownies TV before going into business for himself as he owned and operated Bob’s Appliance Service. He appreciated all of his many customers over the years.
Survivors include his wife Martha; siblings Lloyd (Judy) Pence of Monrovia, JR and Martha Pence of Plainfield and Carolyn Wilson of Lafayette; several nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends including special friends the Coyne family of Columbus, OH. He was an honorary uncle to many of his friends’ children.
Services for Bob will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to Ladoga Alumni Association in Ladoga, IN or charity of your choice.

Cheryl J. Oakes

Hagerstown, IN - Cheryl J. Oakes, 72, of Liberty, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Whitewater Commons, where she had resided for the past several years.
Cheryl was born in New Castle on July 3, 1944 to Myron "Tunny" and Betty Lou (Gray) Davis. She lived most of her life in the Hagerstown area and moved to Liberty in 2002.
She worked much of her life in home health care. She was an avid Bingo player and enjoyed reading and all forms of games.
Survivors include three daughters, Kim Dailey (Steve) of Richmond, Lisa Addison (Eric) of Cambridge City and Jill Oakes of Jacksonville, FL; three grandsons, Billy Hall (Abbey), Jake Hall and Nathan Addison; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Randy Davis and Debbie Davis.
Visitation will be 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Friday, April 28, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 2:00 PM. Pastor Britt Hensley will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Hospice Group, 9320 Priority Way West Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Robin Jane Weston

Robin Jane Weston, 62, of Dublin, passed away early Saturday morning April 29, 2017 at Reid Health in Richmond.

A daughter of the late DeWayne and Martha Lee (Ford) Hahn, Robin was born in New Castle, Indiana on December 29, 1954. She was a graduate of Chrysler High School in New Castle. A homemaker and stay at home mom while her children were young, Robin went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an Associate Degree in Business Management from Indiana University East.

Formerly of Lewisville, Robin has made her home in Dublin since 1995. She had been employed as bookkeeper at Reddleman’s Hardware in New Castle for several years and retired from the New Castle Wal Mart this past December. In her leisure she enjoyed doing genealogy research.

Survivors include 5 children, Kenneth Weston of Greens Fork, Eva Weston Malott of Richmond, Joe Weston of Spiceland, Joanne Thompson of Connersville and Edna Lowe of New Castle; grandchildren, Athena Weston, Willa Wood, Jordan Weston, Holly Somers, Amy Thompson Pierce, Heather Hoopingarner, Waylon Thompson, Rachel Voiles and Abram Weston; 13 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Rose Grimes of Russell Springs, KY and Cindy Hahn of Jeffersonville and her beloved pet Chloe.

Robin was preceded in death by husband Joe Kenneth Weston Sr. on February 18, 1994 and a son, Claude Francis Weston on October 27, 1987.

Funeral services were Tuesday May 2, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. Burial followed at the Lewisville Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com.

Chesley Hoyatt Ellis

Chesley Hoyatt Ellis, age 82, of Richmond, Indiana, died Friday, April 21, 2017, at Reid Health.

Born December 7, 1934, in McCreary County, Kentucky, to John Vander and Zora Flynn Ellis, Hoyatt was a 1953 graduate of the first class of Union Township High School. He also graduated from barber school in 1953. Hoyatt entered into military service with the U.S. Marine Corps in 1954, served various roles, and retired from the U.S. Army as MSG. He had lived in Richmond since 1968. Hoyatt was a long-time member of Central United Methodist Church and a member of the Losantville Masonic Lodge #674 F.& A.M. He enjoyed motor homing, spending several winters in the south; rode regularly with the Seniors on Scooters; and loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Hazel Irene Vaughn Ellis; daughters, Gina (Ron) Downing of Farmland, Indiana; Debbie (Bruce Sr.) Dotts of Kansas, and Brenda (John) Frame of Indianapolis, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Jarod, Tyler, Mallory, Bruce Jr., Andrew, Amanda, Johnny, and Ellis; great-granddaughter, Elaina; sisters, Glenna (Charlie) Klingel and Janice (Bob) Stephenson, both of Muncie, Indiana; brother, Lowell Ellis of Parker City, Indiana; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Zora Leggett; father, John Vander Ellis; son-in-law, Steven Smith; and sister, Adeline Cassel.

Funeral services were Monday, April 24, 2017, at Central United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Ream officiating. Military honors were provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard. Burial was Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Muncie, Indiana. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to: Central United Methodist Church, 1425 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or Reid Foundation, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

April 26, 2017 Obituaries

Phillip M. Barnard

Phillip M. Barnard, 92, of Economy, IN. passed away early Thursday afternoon, April 13, 2017 at The Veterans Hospital in Dayton, OH.

He was born November 13, 1924 in Rush County, IN., the son of Joseph S. Barnard and Rua Fort Barnard.

He was a graduate of Spiceland, High School. He was a WWll veteran. Fought at the Battle of the Bulge and served during the Korean Conflict. He loved airplanes, skydiving, his family and friends and most of all, his wife, "Maribel."

He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Joseph "Joe" Barnard (and wife Karen) of Lafayette, IN and Jon Barnard of Economy, IN; Many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

There will be a private graveside service only. No visiting hours. Thomas Memorial Chapel of Lynn, IN has been entrusted with arrangements

Myron L. Hopkins

Myron L. Hopkins, age 75, of Richmond, Indiana, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at IU Health Methodist Hospital surrounded by his family.

Born September 20, 1941, in Richmond, Indiana, to Lowell and Mary L. Starbuck Hopkins, Myron was a life-long resident of this community. He graduated from Webster High School in 1959, received his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in 1963, and earned his master’s degree from Ball State University in 1966. Myron retired from Centerville High School where he had taught industrial arts for 38 years.

He was a member of the Model A Restorers Club and Centerville Christian Church. Myron enjoyed driving his 1929 Model A Business Coupe, fishing, playing golf, spending time on the farm and at his home at Lake Webster, tending to his flowers and purple martin colony, gardening, oil painting, and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Linda Dianne Sherrow Hopkins of Richmond; sons, Craig A. (Lisa) Hopkins of Greens Fork, Indiana, and David M. (Tracy) Hopkins of Greenwood, Indiana; grandchildren, Josie, Nicholas, Nathan, and Alayna; sister, Beverly Frame of Liberty, Indiana; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were Monday, April 24, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Wes Sewell and Pastor Terry Cochran officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Centerville Christian Church, 111 North Morton Ave., Centerville, IN 47330 or Friends Fellowship Community, Endowment Fund, 2030 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, IN 47374.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

 

Anna Heath

Anna Heath 58 of Hagerstown passed away April 17, 2017 at Reid Health after a long illness. She was born November 27, 1958 in Middletown, Ohio to Charles and Ruth Berry Kenworthy and lived in this area most of her life.
She worked as a CNA. She was a great mother, nana and awesome friend; she loved the outdoors and dancing.
She is survived by her husband William Heath of Hagerstown, five children Floyd Story Jr., Daniel (Rhonda) Story, Meredith Sams, Lisa (James S.) Story all of Hagerstown; Lee Story of Richmond, eleven grandchildren Daniel II, Jaden, Tyler, Rayn, Felicity, Elias, Braden Story, , Robert, Ruth, Brandy Sams, Deanna Smith, two great grandchildren Brantley Sams, Katelynn Smith, seven brothers and sisters Sue (Jerry) Kendall of Arizona, Bessie (Bob) Dotson of Ohio, Omer (Nannette) Kenworthy of Tallahasse, FL., Joseph Kenworty-Scrivner, Barbara Scrivne, David (Linda) Kenworthy, Michael Kenworthy all of Richmond, several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, aunts, uncles and close friends.

Evelyn Ida Johnson

Eaton, OH - Evelyn Ida Johnson, age 87, of Eaton, Ohio passed away on Saturday (April 15th 2017) She was born to Vernon & Marjorie Smith Railsback on July 2, 1929 in Wayne County and had lived in this area all her life. She was a 1947 graduate of Fountain City High School, and married James Harold Johnson on August 21, 1948. Evelyn had worked several years at Richmond Industrial Supply before she & Harold farmed for over 60 years in Preble County, Ohio. They made many lifelong friends from farming and attending Campbellstown United Church of Christ. Even though it was hard work, Evelyn loved to garden and preserve all the bounty from a massive garden. In every garden, she always planted a row of zinnias, cosmos, and bachelor’s buttons. She was considered an excellent cook, and many people who sat at her table said it was the best meal of their life!

Survivors include her daughter Marjorie Sue (Richard) Turner of Richmond; Sons Harold Andrew (Lisa) Johnson of Eaton, Kevin Kurtis Johnson of Eaton, Randall Steven (Pamela Kay) Johnson of Eaton; grandchildren Stephanie Lynn (Marc) Rothenberg of Indianapolis, Jeremiah Scott (Tina) Johnson of Richmond, and Kari Kathleen (Josh) Dunbar of Eaton; Sisters Martha Berk, Vivian Gibbons, & Carol Chamberlain; sisters in law Anita Railsback & Ruth Railsback; brother in law Roy (Betty Jo) Johnson; good friend Edna Bowers; 7 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Harold Johnson; brothers John Railsback & Robert Railsback; sisters Joan Beck & Jean Helms; brothers in law Arnold Berk, Clinton Beck, David Chamberlain, Leroy Gibbons, & Maurice Helms.
Per Evelyn’s wishes, there will be no public calling or services. Burial will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Evelyn’s name to the Tony Railsback Memorial Fund (405 East Pleasant Plain Rd. Richmond, IN 47374) or any charity of your choosing.
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Janet L. Elliott

Hagerstown, IN - Janet L. Elliott went to her heavenly home on October 26, 2016, just short of her 83rd birthday. A native of Hagerstown, Indiana, and born October 29, 1933, Janet most recently lived in Sun City, AZ.
Friends and family are invited to a visitation and memorial service to be held on Saturday, April 29 at The Meeting Place, 11 East Main St, Hagerstown IN.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m., with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. Paul Gearhardt, Pastor of New Testament Church of Christ, will officiate.
Janet is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Mark T. Elliott of Sun City, her sister Julia Werking Bryant (Larry), her two sons Randall N. Mitchell (Gwen) and Robert J. Mitchell (Jill), her three grandchildren Matthew S. Mitchell (Erin), Jordan D. Mitchell (Virginia), and Bethany E. Mitchell, and her great grandson Oliver L. Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Helen Werking, and sister Deborah Werking Doerstler.
Janet's life and values were shaped by her upbringing on a farm in east central Indiana, where her parents operated the Werking Orchard, near Hagerstown.
Her parents taught her the value of hard work, service to others, love of God, and time spent with family and friends. She learned to milk a cow, make apple cider, hit a baseball, and help those less fortunate. In recent years in the Sun City community, she enjoyed watching over her older neighbors and taking care of the seasonally empty homes of some of her "snowbird" neighbors. She took joy in assisting others. And dozens of fortunate souls were blessed each Christmas by her hand-painted Christmas cards.
She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School (1951) and Indiana Business College, and was married in 1955 to the late Johnny Dewayne Mitchell. Her work career included banking roles in Muncie, IN; and with Weyerhaeuser Mortgage and Bank One Mortgage in Phoenix, AZ. She moved to Phoenix in 1979, and to Sun City in 2001.
Burial will be at Brick Cemetery of Hagerstown IN. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to "Hospice of the West" or "National Stroke Association".

April 12, 2017 Obituaries

Vern C. Vanderbilt Jr.

Hagerstown, IN - If you were a P51 Mustang pilot in World War II, a car owner in the 1970s, or a plop-plop, fizz-fizzer of Alka-Seltzer in the 1980s, there is a good chance Vern C. Vanderbilt Jr., affected your life. Mr. Vanderbilt, who died Monday, April 10 at The Springs in Richmond of complications following neck surgery, devoted his life to technology development and invention as an aeronautical, mechanical and electrical engineer. Vern cherished living independently at his Springhill home near Hagerstown until his final few days. He was 97 years old.
What a joyous and full life!! As a precocious child he rumbled over the streets of Indianapolis in a self-built motorized cart powered by a cast-off gas washing machine engine. As a teenager, he learned to make bread at his father's bakery in the L.S. Ayers department store in downtown Indianapolis. At a recent Shortridge High School reunion in Indianapolis, he was easily the oldest graduate in attendance. Vern considered studying chemistry at Purdue until the school's legendary Dean of Engineering A. A. Potter said to him, “You don’t want to study that stinky stuff, do you?” In response, Vern embarked on a lifetime love of mechanical engineering and earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1942. In those pre-World War II days, Purdue was short on women but Vern captivated the best of the best in Gwen, his wife for 67 years prior to her passing in 2010.
In March of 1943, Vern began his WWII Army Air Corps assignment at Packard Motor Car Company in Detroit. He was instrumental in completely redesigning and upgrading the Rolls Royce Merlin aircraft engine, which went on to power the fastest propeller-driven aircraft of WWII, the P51 Mustang. With GI bill support following the war, Vern returned to Purdue to obtain Masters and PhD degrees in Aeronautical and Electrical Engineering, respectively. Together, they raised three rambunctious boys to academic and career success (for which Vern could never hide his pride). Always the do-it-yourselfers, Vern and Gwen designed and built two houses, a backyard swimming pool and two camping trailers, one of which made an eventful round-trip journey to Alaska in 1961. Around 1955, Vern had a chance encounter with Ralph Teetor, founder and President of Perfect Circle Corporation in Hagerstown, who had been struggling to design a mechanical speed control device for automobiles. Ralph wondered if Vern could design something using electronics to replace pulleys and cables. After a few weeks, Vern returned with an early prototype of cruise control devices used today in automobiles throughout the world. Mr. Teetor hired this early techie to lead his newly created electronics division at Perfect Circle. Later, Vern founded, and led as president, Dynamic Precision Controls Corporation in Hagerstown, an early innovator in automotive and industrial testing systems. In his later years, he consulted on projects throughout the United States including development of production line monitoring equipment for Miles Labs, the maker of Alka-Seltzer.
Vern was active in Rotary International for over 60 years, serving as District 656 Governor in 1982-83 and maintaining a perfect attendance record with the Richmond club until just last month. He was President of the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers in 1978-79, helped found the Whitewater Valley chapter of the organization, and was the 1967 ISPE Engineer of the Year. Local citizens elected Vern to 7 consecutive 4-year terms on the Wayne County Advisory board from Dalton Township and he served as a board member of the Nettle Creek School Corporation. Like his father, Vern was a 32nd Degree Mason with the Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite and maintained affiliation with the Hagerstown Lodge #49 F&AM. As a 60-year member of the Hagerstown Congregational Christian Church, United Church of Christ, Vern’s faith was his conviction and comfort while his deep bass voice anchored the back row of the choir. Vern was also a member of American Legion Post 333, Hagerstown.
The outdoors called Vern throughout his life, especially the National Parks. Whether it was camping in Rocky Mountain, climbing the ladders of Mesa Verde, awestruck in Grand Canyon, hiking Yosemite or frying wild blueberry pancakes at dawn in Denali, the parks always shifted Vern from his beloved transistor, gear and steel world, to a quieter, contemplative state. For many summers, canoe trips to Minnesota's Boundary Waters did the same. He even experimented with growing high quality wine grapes and successfully produced wine in Indiana, formidable challenges. In the 1983 Indiana State Fair home wine competition, his "Spring Hill White Sparkling Wine" (Méthode Champenoise) won the competition.
Vern outlived his three sisters Betty (1916-2012), Constance (1914-17) and Lazetta(1913-14). With love and dedication, he cared for Gwen while she lived at home with Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by his three sons Vern, Burton, and Jeffry, their wives Lynne, Carletta and Kit, five grandchildren (Daniel, Karina, Patricia, Will, and Andreis), and brother-in-law Richard Curry.
Visitation will be Friday, April 14 from 6-8 PM with services Saturday, April 15 at 10:30 AM, both at Culberson Funeral Home in Hagerstown. A Masonic ceremony will be held at 7:45 PM on Friday.. Vern will be buried in the family plot at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis next to his parents, sisters, and Gwen.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Dorothy M. Sharp

Dorothy M. Sharp, age 92, of Cambridge City, IN, passed away April 7, 2017 at Arbor Trace Senior Living Center in Richmond.

She was born December 16, 1924 to Charles P. and Sally M. (Browning) Ravencraft, raised in Williamsburg where she graduated high school. Most of her adult life was spent in Cambridge City/Hagerstown area. She married Robert Sharp on May 17, 1947. She retired from Dana Corporation. She enjoyed sewing, her flower gardens, playing cards and spending time with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include three children: Julia A . Belt (Melvin) of Mercer, WI, Connie K. Duncan (Brian) of New Castle and Ronnie R. Sharp of Richmond; seven grandchildren: Michael Belt, Kevin Fordonski (Barb), Sally Conyers (Brian Gettinger), Jeff Fordonski (Tanya Duncan), Stephanie Shaul (Daron), Katie Wanta (Luke) and Drew Duncan (Sara Jones); sixteen great-grandchildren: Jon Belt, Elizabeth Benson, Aaron Benson, James Belt, Courtney Belt, Hannah Fordonski, Kierstyn Conyers, Thomas Fordonski, Robbie Fordonski, Jacob Fordonski, Eleana Shaul, Kyle Fordonski, Kevin Belt, Ethan Shaul, Eli Shaul and Mercer Wanta; one sister: Mildred Jurgens, two sister-in-laws; Annie Sharp and Barbara Ravencraft and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert Sharp, four sisters: Mayme Van Ausdall, Mary Batcher, Violet Hodgin and Marilyn Bertsch, eight brothers: John W., Charles “Chuck”, Orville, Russell, Roy, Robert Earl “Pete”, Cleo and Leo Ravencraft.

Friends may gather from 11:00 am until start of services at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with Rev. Stan Eastman officiating. Burial will follow in Jacksonburg Cemetery in Jacksonburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jacksonburg Christian Church, 1640 N. Jacksonburg Road, Cambridge City, IN 47327

Betty June Beachler

Betty June Beachler, 94, of Hagerstown, died at her home on Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was born in Redkey on August 3, 1922 to Cecil and Ruby (Jackson) Owens and had lived in Hagerstown for the past 70 years.

Betty worked for the Department of the Navy during WWII. In 1947, Betty and her husband, Paul, founded Beachler's Furniture in Hagerstown, which she operated until her retirement. She was a member of Hagerstown First United Methodist Church, a member and past president of Psi Iota Xi, Post 333 American Legion Auxiliary and several bridge clubs. Survivors include two sons, Robert Beachler (Susan) and Philip Beachler (Jan); seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a brother, Robert Owens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 1990.

Visitation will be 10 AM to 12 noon on Tuesday, April 11, at Hagerstown First United Methodist Church. Services will follow at 12. Rev. John Huff will officiate. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to American Cancer Society or Indiana Right to Life, 9465 Counselors Row, Ste. 200, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Dee Ann Lowe Sams

Dee Ann Lowe Sams, age 72, of Greens Fork, Indiana, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Reid Health.    Born June 13, 1944, in Orlando, Florida, to David Harold Lowe and Anne Abt and raised by her father and Evelyn Riley Burkholder, Dee Ann had lived in Greens Fork since 2011. She was a 1963 graduate of Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and attended Johnson Bible College. Dee Ann was a member of Centerville Christian Church. She enjoyed cooking, growing flowers, loving on her Scottie dog, attending Ladies Bible Study, and spending time with her family. Dee Ann was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who leaves a legacy of faith and love for her entire family. She was a caring preacher’s wife who poured out her heart into each of the five churches she ministered at with her late husband, Ronnie Sams. Dee Ann’s love for others was visibly expressed through her sweet cards, acts of kindness, and selfless devotion to those in need. This was especially evident during her time working for Cardinal Center (now Cardinal Services) helping those with handicaps live a life of dignity. Dee Ann loved working with those who lived in the group homes, treating them like family, and regularly bringing them into her own home.    Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Patti Sams; son, Marcelle Sams and wife, Mindy Wingfield Sams; mother, Evelyn Burkholder; brothers, Phillip Lowe and wife, Carol and Rex Lowe and wife, Donna; and grandchildren, Austin Sams and Miranda Sams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Wayne Sams; father, David Harold Lowe; and birth mother, Anne Abt.    Memorial visitation for Dee Ann Sams will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Ketchen and Pastor Gary Boschain officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Kingsport, Tennessee, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family is pleased to follow Dee Ann’s wishes and request that memorial contributions be directed to the ministry of Bible Faith Christian Church in Liberia, West Africa, or First Christian Church in Warsaw, Indiana. Memorial gifts for Bible Faith should be sent to the Missions Ministry of the Centerville Christian Church, in c/o Steve Williams, 111 North Morton Ave., P.O. Box 37, Centerville, IN 47330. Memorials for First Christian Church may be sent to 115 Park Ridge Dr., Warsaw, IN 46580.    Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

April 6, 2017 Obituaries

Michael Allen Garringer

Losantville, IN - Michael Allen Garringer, 73, of Losantville, died at his home on Saturday, April 1, 2017, following a long illness.
He was born in Muncie on September 14, 1943 to Albert and Golda (King) Garringer and lived in the Losantville area since 2002. Mike served with the US Army, 1960-1962 and was a retired employee of Ontario Forge in Muncie. He was a private pilot and an outdoorsman, enjoying all forms of outdoor activity.
Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, Beverly (Beeson) Garringer; a daughter, Natalie Byrd; two step-sons, Rich Self and Rob Self (Lora); five grandchildren, Erika, Deondre, Kaeli, Mason and Jake; a great-granddaughter, Auree, and a sister, Jana Green (Bob).
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings, Carol Garringer, Byron Garringer, Madonna Brown and Yvonne Wagner.
Visitation will be 11 AM to 1 PM on Tuesday, April 4, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 1:00 PM. Pastor Paul Gearhardt will officiate. Burial will be in Nettle Creek Friends Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted.
Memorials may be made to Nettle Creek Friends Cemetery, c/o Eugene Beeson, 9399 Dalton Rd., Hagerstown, IN 47346, or to Little Red Door, 2311 W. Jackson St., Muncie, IN 47303.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Rhoda Foust

Rhoda Foust passed away March 30, 2017. She was born January 6, 1934 in Rockcastle county, KY to Henry and Ruby Alcorn. She spent most of her life in the Richmond, IN area. Rhoda married Ronald Foust on March 5, 1977. Between the pair they shared seven children. Rhoda is preceded in death by three children; Johnny Clifton Howard (wife Lora), Sheila Yvonne Taylor (husband Steven) and infant James Henry Howard; her parents and two brothers Denver and Danny Alcorn.

Rhoda is survived by her loving husband Ronald Foust; brothers Dallas and Donald Alcorn; children Lily Andrews (husband Mike) of Little Rock, AR, Tammy Smith (husband James) of Greens Fork, IN, Ritchie Foust (Wife Amy) of Macomb, MI, Gretchen Naidenoff (husband Jeff) of Naples, FL and Kirsta Solove (husband Jerry) of Hillard, OH; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Rhoda graduated from Richmond Business College in 1977. She spent most of her life researching and studying the bible. She enjoyed sharing her studies with everyone who'd listen. The legacy she most wanted to leave the world is her website www.foust.info where she published her lifetime of studies.

Services for Rhoda were Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary. Darrel Walters officiated with. burial in Preble Memory Gardens. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rhoda Foust please visit our Sympathy Store.

Kenton Alfred Anderson

Kenton Alfred Anderson, 68, of Williamsburg, passed away on Friday, March 31 in the comfort of a home filled with family.

He was born in Winchester, Indiana on September 6, 1948 to Junior and Glenna Ruth Davis Anderson. He was a 1966 graduate of Williamsburg High School. Kenton worked over 30 years with Belden before retiring as a manager. He enjoyed living on the farm with his wife, Pam. He raised exotic animals and then raised and trained racing horses with his father-in-law, Willard Newman. Most recently, he bred show cattle. Kenton was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was proud of his children and grandchildren. He loved spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed playing golf and fishing. Kenton was a faithful member of the Economy United Methodist Church, which has lifted up him and his family through his illness.

Kenton will be missed by his wife, the former Pam Newman, whom he married on July 10, 1992; their children, Stephanie & Tom Chang, Amy & Brad Drendel, Corey & Gina Anderson, Emily & John Baranowsky, Kendra & Eddie Brown and Jon & Sara Starr; grandchildren, Ryan, Alex, Bailey, Hannah, Abigail, Dawson, Ava, Luke, John, Stella, Madison and Nolan; father, Junior Anderson; sisters, Ruth Anderson and Luann Michael & her husband, Joe; brothers, Ron & Sandy Anderson and Larry Anderson; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews.

Kenton was preceded in death by his mother, Glenna Anderson, in 2005 and his sister, Pamela Anderson, in 1993

Rev. Ken Wooden will conduct a funeral ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5 at the Economy United Methodist Church, 306 Market Street in Economy. Interment will follow in the Economy Cemetery.    Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Economy United Methodist Church, PO Box 146, Economy, IN 47339 or Reid Health Hospice, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374.

Glora L. Anderson

Glora L. Anderson, 76, of Greenfield, died on April 1, 2017. Glora was born in Hagerstown on June 7, 1940.

She was the daughter of Vernon "Bud" Freeman and Thelma Ellington Freeman; granddaughter to Charles "Haney", Blanch Kuhn Freeman and Maude and Henry Ellington. Glora is survived by her husband, Charles "Ronald" Anderson, of 59 years; her sister, Jan Abbott; her sons, Bret (Judy), Chris (Erin), and David; her grandchildren, Tara (Anthony), Charles (Jennifer), Alex, Allan, Ryan, David Colin, Ashley and Ava; and her great-grandchildren, Natalee, Chloe and Madilynn.

Glora loved to garden, read, watch the Reds, Pacers, Browns, Colts, IU, do crossword puzzles, as well as read her many Bibles. She was an avid animal lover, and had many family pets over the years from Frosty, Dinky and Fred; and her Golden Retrievers, of Josie and Jessie. Glora was a long-time member of Trinity Park United Methodist Church, contributing to Sunday School and the Jessie Dorsey group. She also served on the building committee for Trinity Park Ministry Center. While her children grew up, she supported their sports programs, while working as librarian at the Greenfield Library. She began volunteering at Weston Elementary, in Greenfield and became the school librarian until retiring 1994. She also served on the library board for Friends of the Library. She also loved spending Sundays with her grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00pm on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield, 1780 W. Main St, Greeenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Trinity Park United Methodist Church, 207 W. Park Ave, Greenfield, IN 46140 with Pastor Mike Manning officiating. Burial will follow at West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown, IN.

Memorial contributions in memory of Glora may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278 Friends may share memories and/or condolences with the family online at www.stillingerfamily.com

Robert A. Snyder

 Robert A. Snyder Jr., 77, of Pershing, Indiana passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Reid Health in Richmond.

He was born on April 7, 1939 in Richmond to Robert A. Sr. and Norma Maple Snyder and had lived all of his life in Wayne County. He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School

Don Mosier Sr.

Centerville, IN - Don Mosier Sr. of Lapeer, MI (formerly of Centerville), died Saturday, March 4, 2017. He was born June 10, 1949, in New Castle, IN, to Gordon and Jennie (Johnson) Mosier. Mr. Mosier was a proud Vietnam Veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Army. Don married Janice Bryant on December 18, 1971 in Richmond, IN. He worked from 1984-2015 for Formsprag Clutch, Inc. in Warren, where he rebuilt clutches used in industrial manufacturing. Don enjoyed trips to the casino, buying lottery tickets and feeding/watching the birds. Most of all, Don loved time with family, and was proud to have coached and umpired for his three sons when they played baseball and soccer.
Mr. Mosier is survived by his children, Bobby (Mika) Mosier of Seymour, IN, Eddie (Heide) Mosier of Auburn, IN, and Jeff (Cindy) Mosier of Lapeer; 11 grandchildren; siblings, Nancy Wise of Indiana, Leroy (Jane) Mosier of Indiana, Sue (Dickie) Crossley of Indiana, Ellen Lauterback of Montana, David (Diane) Mosier of Indiana, Barry (Debbie) Mosier of Indiana and Elma Wren of Indiana; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Mosier; parents, Gordon and Jennie Mosier; and sister, Jeannie Ullery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Veteran's Charity of your choice or the family.
A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday April 1, 2017 at First Christian Church. Pastor Cindy Ploughe will officiate. Burial will follow in Union City Cemetery.
To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Don Edward Mosier Sr. please visit our Sympathy Store.

Martha Jean Grounds

Martha Jean Grounds, 89, of Williamsburg, IN passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at her residence. She was born June 27, 1927 in Carlos, IN the daughter of Glen and Grace Marie (Engle) Adamson.

Martha retired in 1983 as a Ward Clerk with the VA Hospital of Ft. Wayne, IN.

She was involved the Huntsville Community Center and enjoyed her time with the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed spending her leisure time playing cards and scrabble. She also known for her love of chocolate.

She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Ronald Grounds (wife, Melinda) of Sulfur Springs, IN and Richard Grounds (wife, Debbie) of Spartanburg, SC; a daughter, Randi Johnson (husband, Robert) of Fountain City, IN; a sister, Joyce Thornburg of Williamsburg, IN; seven grandchildren, Julie Morrow, Carla Harris, Zachary Grounds, Stephanie Peterson, Shawn Grounds, Robbie and Chad Johnson; twelve great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; special friends and caregivers, Lisa Caty and her Amish neighbors; and a favorite feline companion, Razzle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a husband, Carl; two brothers, Jim and Max Adamson; a sister, Juanita Enghaus; and two favorite feline companions, Tommy and Rachet.

Maribel Barnard

Maribel Barnard, 92, of Economy, IN passed away Sunday evening, March 26, 2017 at The Springs of Richmond, IN. She was born May 2, 1924 in Randolph County, IN the daughter of Ralph Joseph and Elta Isaphene (Hitchcock) Banning. She was a graduate of Economy High School.

She leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband, Phillip M. Barnard; two sons, Joseph "Joe" Barnard (and wife Karen) of Lafayette, IN and Jon Barnard of Economy, IN; Many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

There will be a private graveside service only. No visiting hours. Thomas Memorial Chapel of Lynn, IN has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonshookfuneralhomes.com.

Crystal S. Berry

Crystal S. (Berry) Day, 67, of Cambridge City passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Reid Health in Richmond surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born on November 26, 1949 in Richmond, IN to Bruce W. and Phyllis L. (Whirley) Berry and had lived most of her adult life in the Wayne County Area. Crystal loved spending time with her grandchildren and her dog Gizmo.

Survivors include her husband David M. Day; daughters Amy Day and Beth (Mike) McCreery; grandchildren Kyle, Adda, Dakota, Reba, Zachary, Izabella, Alexander, Noah and Eli; great-grandchildren Carter and Cole; a sister Janet Love; and nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a son James H. Day and 3 sisters Marsha, Rose and Julia.

Services will be on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. Burial will follow in Sugar Grove Cemetery near Greens Fork.

Gene Stamper

Mr. Gene Stamper, 86, passed away on Friday, March 24 at his residence in Losantville.

He was born in Kimbrell, Kentucky on February 17, 1931 to Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Abney Stamper.

Gene worked on the Pennsylvania Railroad before entering the US Army on Nov. 13, 1952. He was a combat veteran of the Korean War, serving in Co. G of the 224th Infantry Regiment. He returned home to build greenhouses and later worked in the door division of Johnson Sheet Metal and the casket stamping division of Amedco, Inc. Gene used to drive race cars on the local dirt tracks. He loved to fish and hunt.

Gene will be missed by his wife, the former Dorothy Riley; daughter & son-in-law, Vicki & Paul Mallory; daughter-in-law, Terry Ann Riley; sons & daughters-in-law, Terry & Mickey Stamper, Edwin & Tamara Riley and Robert & Loretta Edwards; twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; son, Duane Riley, five sisters and five brothers.

The family would like to thank Henry Co. Home Care and Henry Co. Hospice for their tender and loving care of our husband and father.

Gene's life will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Military rites will be delivered by the Wayne County Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278 or online at www.donate.cancer.org.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .

March 29, 2017 Obituaries

Mary Ruth Manis

Mary Ruth Manis, 73 passed away Tuesday morning March 21, 2017 at her home in Hagerstown while surrounded by her loving family.

A daughter of the late J.P. and Maxie (Chestnut) Nicholson, Mary was born in Greenmount, Laurel County, Kentucky on January 1, 1944. Mary graduated from Hazel Green High School in East Bernstadt, Kentucky and attended Eastern Kentucky University.

She married Roy Manis on July 1, 1963 in Lenoir City, Tennessee. The newlyweds moved to Dublin, Indiana in 1963 and made their home there until moving to Hagerstown in 1995. A homemaker, Mary also helped operate the family business, Roy's Refuse, from 1970-1985. Mary was a lifelong "learner". She taught herself how to graft trees, enjoyed gardening and spending time outdoors, playing cards with her friends and was well known for her cooking.

It was said that you could never "just run into Mary" (plan on spending an hour !). She was an avid U.K. basketball fan.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Myra Burns, Regina (Brian) Fields and Rebecca (Brent) Shaffer all of Hagerstown; 9 grandchildren, Gabriel, Grayson, Kesiah, Rachel, Brittiney, Colleen, Guy, Reed and Grant; 8 great grandchildren; 3 siblings, Lena Cornett, Imogene Links and Harry Nicholson; a special sister in-law, Cricket Nicholson; nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lynn Manis on March 4, 2007; 2 siblings, Herbert Nicholson and Lettie Brown.

Services were Friday March 24th at New Testament Church of Christ, 752 W. Main St., Hagerstown. An informal Committal Service was held at 9 a.m. on Saturday March 25th at Zion's Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing.

The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhomecom

Mary Elizabeth Welliver

Mary Elizabeth Welliver, 67, of Hagerstown, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

She was born in Richmond on December 20, 1949 to Guy M. and Bette F. (Lines) Welliver and lived most of her life in the Hagerstown area.

She was a 1967 graduate of Hagerstown High School and a 1971 graduate of Ball State University. She was the first female court bailiff in Wayne County. She also served as court reporter for Wayne County Superior Court I. She also worked as executive secretary to the Indiana State Public Defender. In the early 1980s, Mary returned to work in the family business, Welliver’s Restaurant, where she remained until 2010.

Mary was a devoted animal lover and most enjoyed time with her family, particularly her sisters and her nieces and nephews.

Survivors include two sisters, Margaret Purvis and Janie Welliver; nieces and nephew, Aimee Foust, Jennifer Grose, Stephanie Roman, Elizabeth Bryant, Brooke Rader, Elizabeth Albarez and Aaron Webb; several great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a great-nephew, Davis Foust.

There will be a celebration of Mary’s life at Dave’s Café, 581 E. Main St., Hagerstown, on Friday, March 31, from 5 to 8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Help the Animals, Inc., 2101 W. Main St., Richmond, IN 47374.

Joan Crome Ray

Joan Crome Ray - August 17, 1938 - March 20, 2017

Our family is saddened to announce that Joan, cherished and much loved wife of Hendren Ray Jr., passed away peacefully at home.

They were married on June 29th, 1958 at the Webster Methodist Church and have lived happily ever after! Joan graduated from Ball State University and Wayne State University and began her career early as an elementary school teacher. She loved to sew and make crafts and was an avid gardener who volunteered her time with many. She LOVED to be involved with all of her grandchildren's activities and was the best fan at all of their sporting events.

Joan is the kind and loving mother of Janel (Joey) Gagnier, Steven & Scott Ray and Susan (Greg) Ulicny; cherished grandmother of Victor (Sandra) Gagnier, Cody Ray, Payton & Paige Gagnier, Vanessa (Ricky) Ulicny, Chris Ray, Ryan, Elaine & Joanne Ulicny, Lexi Ray and Great Grandmother to Adalyn; Special Sister to Patty Sue Collins (Charlie); Sister in Law to Barb, Ken, Nancy and Carol (Jim) Ray and will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A special thank you to the compassionate and caring PSW's and nurses for making Joan's final months comfortable.

Visitation will be held at Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 4-7pm. Saturday Service will take place at 11am followed by the burial with her parents, Ralph and Zelma Pope Crome, in Richmond, Indiana at the Lutherania Cemetery.

In kindness, memorial donations to the Webster Methodist Church, PO Box 8, Webster, IN 47392, would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com.

Pauline L. Cottongim

Hagerstown, IN-= Pauline L. Cottongim, 99, a former resident of the Hagerstown area, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at Heritage House of Richmond, where she had resided for the past several years. She was born in Detroit, MI on January 14, 1918 to Murray and Ethel (Crews) Burke. She lived in many places, including Franklin andWayne Counties. She was a member of Old Franklin Church.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Patrick Allred and Nelson Jay Allred; five grandchildren, Patrick J. Allred, Michael Brent Allred, Molly Rhodus, James Clarence Allred and Nancy Pauline Allred; three greatgrandchildren, Wendy Sue Lockridge, Patrick Michael Allred and Heather Kay Knollman; six great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by four husbands, Virgil J. Allred, Clifford B. Schiely, Nolan Klemme and Gilbert Cottongim.
Visitation will be 10 to 11 AM on Thursday, March 23, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 11 AM. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, OH.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh. com

March 22, 2017 Obituaries

Sue Joan Quick

Sue Joan Quick, age 83, of Richmond, Indiana, went to her heavenly home Friday, March 17, 2017, at Reid Health.

Born August 24, 1933, in Wayne County, Indiana, to Walter E. and Orpha Coby Crouse Mortiboy, Sue was a life-long resident of this community.

She was a graduate of Lincoln High School. Sue worked as a cashier for Ford’s Food Center, Cox’s Supermarket Inc., Lo-Bill Foods, and Marsh Supermarket. She formerly worked as a secretary for Balanced Line Casket Company and Perfect Circle. While working at Perfect Circle in Hagerstown, Sue was a member of the Singing Secretaries, who sang at the inauguration for President Eisenhower. She was a member of the Centerville Christian Church, where she was the financial secretary for many years, involved in the music ministry, and served as a children’s Sunday School teacher. Sue loved to read and enjoyed music and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Shelley Dailey of Richmond; granddaughter, Kacie (Alex) Fleck of Leonardtown, Maryland; great-grandchildren, Gretchen, Audrey, Nick, and Daniel; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Nadine Brown.

Visitation for Sue Joan Quick will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, at Centerville Christian Church, 111 North Morton Avenue, Centerville. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Centerville Christian Church with Pastor Terry Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Centerville Christian Church for the Missions Program, 111 North Morton Avenue, Centerville, IN 47330.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Jack Kimble

Jack Kimble, 87, of Hagerstown, died Friday, March 17, 2017, at Henry Community Health, New Castle.

He was born in Anderson on January 3, 1930 to Wayne O. and Cluster (Reeves) Kimble. He had resided in Hagerstown since 1994, moving here from Daleville. Jack was a graduate of Anderson High School, where he participated in track and cross country. He was a retired employee of Delco-Remy in Anderson. He was a member of Congregational Christian Church, United Church of Christ, a member and past-master of Hagerstown Lodge #49, F&AM and a member and past-chancellor of Knights of Pythias Lodge #33, New Castle. An avid fisherman, Jack enjoyed making and selling fishing lures. He was an enthusiastic euchre player and enjoyed time with family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanenne (Lamb) Kimble; a daughter, Jennifer Witsken (Mike) of Noblesville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a step-son, Paul Sterling (Bev) of Connersville; a sister, Nancy Allen (Ronnie) of Alexandria and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three children, Mark Kimble, Jerry Kimble and Rebecca Summitt; five siblings, Dale Kimble, Phyllis Burke, Clay Kimble, Paul Kimble and Shirley Lester.

Visitation will be from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Monday, March 20, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. A Masonic memorial service and funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM. Rev. Ray Armstrong will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org or 9075 N. Meridian St., Ste. 150, Indianapolis, IN   46260.

Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

March 15, 2017 Obituaries

Barbara Ann Clements

Prarie Heights, IN - Barbara Ann (Neal) Clements, 82, of Prairie Heights, passed away Sunday afternoon March 5, 2017 at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center in New Castle, Indiana after a brief illness.
A daughter of the late Oscor and Helen (Poer) Neal, Barbara was born in New Castle, Indiana on August 31, 1934. She was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School with the class of 1952. Barbara was a seamstress at Draper Shade and retired after 39 years of service. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling to play on courses in several states. She even made a hole in one. Barbara enjoyed all sports especially I.U. Basketball and Oakland Raider Football. This was a fun time of year for her because of her excitement during the NCAA “March Madness” Tournament. In her leisure, Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family, playing Phase 10 cards on Saturday evenings, sewing and cooking.
Survivors include her 2 sons, Claris “June” (Vicki Walters) Clements of New Castle and Mark (Tammy Vawter) of Spiceland; 4 grandchildren, Zachary (Morgan Gormon) Clements and Joshua Clements of Spiceland, Alicia (Trent Branham) Clements and Andrea (Wade Hoskins) Snow of New Castle; 6 great grandchildren, Baylor and Lexi Clements and Keagan York of Spiceland, Kaya and Iley Hoskins and Stella Branham of New Castle; brother, Ralph Neal of Sulphur Springs; sister in-law, Carylon Neal of Florida; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Claris Clements; 2 children, Vicki and Terry Clements; sister, Deloris McGee; brother, Richard Neal.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday March 10th at the South Mound Cemetery- West Lawn Addition in New Castle. Pastor Roby Wood will officiate. The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Sue C. Scott

Parker City, IN - Sue C. Scott, 83, passed away Monday morning February 6, 2017 at Parker Health Care Center in Parker City. She was born March 5, 1933 in Muncie Indiana to James Harvey Proudfoot and Dorothy Kathryn (Worl) Proudfoot.
Sue was a graduate of Muncie Central High School class of 1950 and attended two years at Indiana University. On June 22, 1952, Sue married the love of her life, Donald Scott, and embraced her new roles as homemaker and pastor’s wife.
Sue and Don actively ministered together for 40 years serving seven United Church of Christ congregations in Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. She served as moderator of the Indiana-Kentucky Conference and on a national board of the UCC. She served on the school board in Tell City, Indiana. She launched a successful travel business organizing group outings that grew from bus trips to regional shows and attractions to international tours of Ireland, Germany, and the Panama Canal.
Most importantly, Sue was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. She leaves behind her loving husband Donald Scott, her eight children: Jerry (Brenda) Scott, Albert Lea, MN; Ann (Harold Jr.) Cornell, Sharpsburg, MD; Ken (Sue) Scott, Rockaway, NJ; Barry (Shannon) Scott, Manchester, MO; Bob (Julie) Scott, Albany, IN; Ed (Julie) Proudfoot, Merrillville, IN; Jim (Sarah) Proudfoot, Brownsburg, IN; Tony (Natalie) Proudfoot, Tucson, AZ; 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, James Proudfoot.
A Celebration of Life service was held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the High Street United Methodist Church at 219 S High Street Muncie, Indiana, officiated by Charlotte Overmyer and Don Kaufman.
Burial will be privately at Gardens of Memory. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the church or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made to the family in care of www.parsonmortuary.com

Alfred Douglas Statzer

Alfred Douglas "Doug" Statzer, 85, of Fountain City, IN passed away Friday evening, March 10, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 28, 1931 in Richmond, IN the son of Alfred Thomas and Gertrude Irene (Walsh) Statzer. He honorably served in the US Army during WWII.

Doug retired in 1989 after 23 years with Beldon Corporation of Richmond, IN. He was a member of Lynn Friends Church of Lynn, IN.

He leaves to cherish his memory two brothers, Charles Merlin Parks of North Vernon, IN and Melvin Leroy Parks of New Paris, OH; three sisters, Norma Jean Dodd (husband, Randy) of Trenton, OH, Patricia Enney (husband, Dan) of Carmel, IN and Caroline Williams of Pigeon Forge, TN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Robert Gene Statzer.

A service to celebrate Doug's life will be 12 noon, Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Thomas Memorial Chapel of Lynn, IN. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery of Fountain City, IN. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 11 am to service time on Thursday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonshookfuneralhomes.com.

Jill Wasson Pierce

Jill Wasson Pierce, age 82, a longtime Henry County resident, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Reid Hospital in Richmond.

She was born August 12, 1934 in Shelbyville, IN, a daughter of the late Carl and Mothaleen Nicholson Byard.

She made her home in Henry County most of her life, and was a graduate of New Castle High School.

Jill had been an active member of New Hope Church in Lewisville for many years and attended the New Testament Church of Christ in Hagerstown. She was the owner of the Red Door Antiques and had served as a volunteer for the Red Cross.

Jill was very creative and was an excellent floral designer and decorator. She was an excellent seamstress, she enjoyed journaling was a historian and will be remembered as a lady who always had her "heart" and "home" open for anyone in need.

She enjoyed gardening, flowers, vegetables and herbs. Jill was a supporter of mission through her church and loved family activities and sharing time with her church family.

Left to cherish her loving memory include: three children, William Mark Wasson, New Castle, Susan Moore (Lester), Hagerstown, and Wendy Root, Florida; seven grandchildren, Erin Beth (Matt) Buckaloo, Oklahoma, Mark Wasson (Cresta), Missouri, Karrie Brook (Dustin) Craig, Economy, IN, Kelli Wasson, New Castle, Tyler Bozenbury, Florida, Kortney (Neal) Warner, Indianapolis, Kylee Hampon, Florida; 13 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, and the Claude and Susan Cowan family.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, a granddaughter, Megan Moore, her husband of 45 years, Robert G. Wasson, her 2nd husband, Ray Pierce, a special aunt and uncle, Carl and Alice Harris, and 2 brothers, Bobby Dale and Billy Jack.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Macer-Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Rev. Jim Nichols officiating. Burial was in Lewisville Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to www.macerhall.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice. Macer-Hall funerals directors were honored to conduct the service for Jill Wasson Pierce.

Harold  Wiley

Richmond, IN - Harold Wiley, 73, passed away Wednesday morning March 8, 2017 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. A son of the late Rex and Carrie (Morris) Wiley, Harold was born in Connersville, Indiana on March 1, 1944. Harold graduated from Connersville High School with the class of 1962 and from Ball State University in 1966 with a Bachelors Degree in English and Journalism. He did his Master level classes at Indiana University- East and Southeast. When Harold was 15 years old, he began dancing on the Midwestern Hayride television program on WLW in Cincinnati. By the time he ended his career in 1969 he had became the program’s lead male dancer and had traveled on their road show during the summer months to perform at several State Fairs. Harold taught Junior and Senior High School level classes at Greensburg, Richmond, Connersville and had been Junior Class Sponsor at Union-Modoc from 1988 until his retirement in 2006. He had taken on other career paths (1973-1988) during his teaching carer which included, Production Manager of the Dale Rogers Center for Handicapped Adults in Oklahoma City and Assistant Director of the FATE Center in Connersville . Harold was an avid race fan and enjoyed NASCAR and attending qualifications for the Indy 500. In his leisure, Harold enjoyed reading and writing poetry.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, the former Martha Thompson, whom he married at the Bentonville Christian Church on June 3, 1967; 3 nieces Yvonne (Don) Cope of Fountain City, Laura (Dennis) Higdon of Nashville and Amy (Brad) Carr of Maineville, OH; 3 nephews Chris (Margo) Bryant of Cincinnati, OH, Laverne Wiley of Pittsboro, NC and Ben Bryant of Muncie.
Harold was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Robert and Morris Rex “Check” Wiley and his nephew, Timothy Revalee.
Funeral services will be held at the Bentonville Christian Church at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday March 14, 2017. Pastor Don Miller will officiate. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Visitation will be on Monday March 13 from 4-7 p.m. at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Diabetes Association, Parkinson Disease Foundation or HELP the Animals Shelter with envelopes provided by the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Mark D. "Hilby" Hilbert

Cambridge City, IN - Mark D. "Hilby" Hilbert, 68, of Cambridge City, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
He was born in New Castle on February 3, 1949 to James and Estella (Thompson) Hilbert. He was a former Hagerstown resident and had lived in the Modoc area for 16 years before moving to Cambridge City in 2010.
Mark was a former Hagerstown Police Officer and a long time employee of Remsco in Richmond. He was well known as a small engine mechanic. He enjoyed classic cars, was a private pilot and a member of Academy of Model Aeronautics.
Survivors include his long time companion, Linda Rangel; two sons, Shawn Hilbert (Rachel) of Hagerstown and Robby Hilbert (Courtney) of Cambridge City; four grandchildren, Kaylee, Damian, Morgan and Deegan; five siblings, Les Hilbert of Bristol, VA, Dean Hilbert of New Castle, Don Hilbert of Hagerstown, Judy Haisley of Richmond and Marvin Hilbert of Temperance, MI; nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Virgil Hilbert.
Visitation will be 11 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, March 11, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 1:00 PM. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to A Better Life-Brianna's Hope, P.O. Box 52, Hagerstown, IN 47346.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Ester Porter Barker

Greens Fork, IN - Ester Porter Barker 82 of Greens Fork died March 6, 2017 at Reid Health after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 13, 1934 in Morehead, Kentucky to George and Mary Boggs Porter and lived in Wayne County most of her life. She was a homemaker, a member of the Pentecostal Church, and loved her family.

Survivors include four children Jerry (Dianne) Barker of Richmond, Roger Barker of Greens Fork, Martie (Mike) Drook of Richmond, and Chris Barker of Greens Fork, nine grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, four sisters Hazel and June Conn, Jewell Tomlin, and Vada Bledsoe, two brothers Willard and Gary Porter, nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Hershal, who died February 16, 2001, two children Jackie and Pennie Barker, two brothers Lester and Wade Porter, and three sisters Clarie Reynolds, Nellie Gillian, and Joyce Ann Porter are also deceased.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Friday March 10, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Salem Baptist Cemetery.
Friends may call 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to Reid Foundation for Hospice Care 1100 Reid Parkway Richmond, Indiana 47374.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

Olivia Dawn Daugherty

Williamsburg, IN - Olivia Dawn Daugherty, 28, of Williamsburg, passed away on Sunday, March 5.
Olivia was born in Richmond, Indiana on May 25, 1988. She attended Northeastern High School and National Trail High School. Olivia loved her boys more than anything. She loved animals and dreamed of having a garden. She loved her family, which is left broken-hearted by her passing.
Olivia will be missed by her two sons, Lorenzo Scott Reigelsperger and James Angelo Reigelsperger; her mom & dad, Allison & Phil Bettelon; sisters, Emily Daugherty and Natalie Bettelon; brothers, Jared Daugherty and his wife, Rita, and Jordan Bettelon; maternal grandparents, Lois & Charles Chris; paternal grandmother, Madonna Bettelon; nieces, Sophia Seward and Hazleigh Bettelon; nephews, Ethan Seward and Landon Cox.
Olivia was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, John Bettelon and aunts Kim Hoos, Cheryl Stokes and Sue Stikeleather.
Family and friends may gather for a memorial visitation from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US Hwy 27 South, Fountain City.
A GoFundMe page has been established at www.gofundme.com/oliviadawn

Charles R. “Chuck” Spurrier

Richmond, IN - Charles R. “Chuck” Spurrier, 99, of Richmond, passed away early on Wednesday, March 1, at Reid Health.
He was born in Jonesville, Virginia on November 30, 1917 to Enos Bird and Rebecca Jane Ely Spurrier. He had lived in Wayne County since 1943. He farmed in the Fountain City area and was a tool maker at Alcoa, retiring in 1981. He enjoyed raising his horses and tending his vegetable gardens. He was a member of Whitewater Masonic Lodge #159 and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis. For 27 years, he and his wife, Mary Jayne, enjoyed spending the winter months at their home in Sebring, Florida.
Mr. Spurrier will be missed by his wife of 48 years, the former Mary Jayne Griffith, who he married on June 29, 1968; his children, Chuck (Judy) Spurrier, Becky (Steve Moore) Wogoman, Brenda (Chuck) Feaster, Ron (Sherry) Spurrier; Mary Jane’s children, Terry (Lynn) Hastings, Carolyn (Marvin) Himelick, Nancy Geier, 24 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.
Mr. Spurrier was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Scott Feaster; son-in-law, Danny Wogoman, three sisters and seven brothers.
Pastor David Anderson will conduct a funeral ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US Hwy 27, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Earlham Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, March 3, at the funeral home. Whitewater Lodge #159 will deliver Masonic Rites at 7:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions are encouraged for the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278 or online at www.donate.cancer.org or the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Midwest Affiliate, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500 Chicago, IL 60604-1242 .

Richard J. McFarland

Richmond, IN - Richard J. McFarland, 63, of Richmond passed away February 28, 2017 at his home. He was born January 18, 1954 in Richmond and was an Army veteran serving in Germany and Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was honorably discharges and served in inactive reserve for four years.
He was a member of the Whitewater Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League, AMVETS Post 38 in Greens Fork, Hagerstown American Legion Post 0333, and the Druids Lodge.
Survivors include his children Angie Bykes of Richmond, Kyle McFarland of Utah, Sarrah McFarland of Colorado, Amy Calico of Whitewater, his mother Dee Simms of Tyler, Texas, his brothers and sisters Donald D. (Connie) of Richmond, William (Michelle) McFarland of Greens Fork, Rod McFarland of Richmond, Jennifer (Martin) Garcia of Taylor, Texas, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father Donald L. McFarland.
Friends may call from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday March 8, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. A benefit dinner will be held at 6:00 P.M. March 10, 2017 at the Marine Corps League 200 South 9th Street Richmond and a memorial service 2:00 P.M. March 11, 2017 at the Marine Corps League.

Diana Sue Scott

Cambridge City, IN - Diana Sue Scott, age 59, of Cambridge City, IN passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
She was born in New Castle, IN on November 13, 1957 to Lonnie & Phyllis Pryor (nee Darling).
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Diana is survived by her beloved husband of 38 years, Bart Scott; children, Shawn (Krista) Scott & Patrick (Charly) Scott; grandchildren, Drew, Ethan, Ava & Brayden Scott; brother, Mendel (Debbie) Pryor & sister, Barbara (Gary) Neal.
Also survived by numerous nieces & nephews.
Diana was employed at the Cambridge City library for over ten years & most recently at Hancock Regional Hospital.
Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
To honor Diana's wishes, there will be no memorial service, in lieu of flowers please make a contribution in her name to www.autismspeaks.org.

James B. “Butch” Vallandingham

New Castle, IN - James B. “Butch” Vallandingham, 72, went home to Heaven Saturday afternoon March 4, 2017 from Kindred Transitional Care in Greenfield, Indiana while surrounded by his family. A son of the late John C. and Lilly (Bulmer) Vallandingham, James was born in Richmond, Indiana on April 26, 1944. Jim grew up in the Western Wayne community and graduated from Lincoln High School in Cambridge City with the class of 1964. He moved from his home in Cambridge City to New Castle six years ago. Jim served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on February 8, 1968 with the rank of Sergeant and received several citations and medals during his enlistment which include the Purple Heart Medal, Naval Commendation Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1* and Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device. After his service to the country, Jim was employed by Wayne Works in Richmond as a production worker until his retirement after 30 years of service. Jim also had been employed by the Indiana State Police as a Weightmaster working out of the Pendleton Unit. He was a member of the Leroy Tout American Legion Post 338 in Dublin where he had served as Post Commander. In his leisure, Jim enjoyed being around family and friends, hunting and collecting guns.
Left to cherish his loving memory are his son Chad B. Vallandingham of New Castle; daughter, Angela ( Jim Jr.) Smiley of Milford; 2 grandchildren, Kyle and Paige Smiley of Milford; sister, Mary Lee (Russ) Blackburn of Sun Lakes, AZ; brother, Jack (Jean) Vallandingham of Fountain City; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jim was preceded in death by a sister and brother in-law, Marilyn and Howard Bowman; 2 nieces, Barbara and Lyn Bowman; 1 nephew, Phil Blackburn.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 1 p.m. Saturday March 11, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Henry County Hospice- 1000 N. 16th Street/ New Castle, IN 47362.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

March 8, 2017 Obituaries

Charles James Pyle

Richmond, IN - Charles James Pyle, age 88, of Richmond, Indiana, died Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Reid Health.
Jim was born on March 21, 1928, in New Madison, Ohio, to Ralph Reeves Pyle Sr. and Reba Odessa Hardesty Pyle. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Air Force from W.W. II to the Korean War. Jim retired in 1992 from Perfect Circle/Dana Corporation as a millwright. He was a member of the American Legion Harry Ray Post 65, Dana 25 Year Club, and Wayne County Genealogical Society. Jim enjoyed playing golf, bowling, and going to the beach. He was known as a craftsman who could make anything.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Shirley Ann Thompson Pyle; children, Jane Ann Williamson, Mike (Jane) Pyle, and Tom (Phyllis) Pyle, all of Richmond; grandchildren, Brandon (Stephanie) Pyle of Richmond, Sam Williamson of Richmond, Tom Pyle Jr. of Centerville, Indiana, James Pyle of Williamsburg, Indiana, Charles Williamson of Richmond, Jenny Strait, Tina Maple, and Felicia Bullock; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Pyle, Jacob Pyle, Carl Owens III, Thomas Wasson, Andrew Strait, Samantha Strait, Kodee Pennington, and Michael A. Newton; great-great-grandchildren, Michael Newton and Jagger Strait; sister, Jeanie Davis of Eaton, Ohio; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends including special neighbors, Gary and Sheri Lay.

Danny J. Moffit

Cambridge City, IN - Danny J. Moffit, 64, of Cambridge City passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2t017 at his residence.
He was born on June 10, 1952 in New Castle, IN to Morton and Alice Darling Moffitt and had lived most of his life in the Wayne County area. He was a bricklayer working in construction and was a member of the Bricklayers Union of Indiana. He loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Danny loved to fish, hunt, garden and watch NASCAR.
Survivors are his wife Robin (Knose) Moffitt; children Mark J. Moffitt, Barbara (James) Davis, Michael A. (Stacey) Knose, Bobby J. Knose and Bradley L. (Candace) Moffitt; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandsons; his mother Alice Mitchum; siblings Frank, Alta, Gloria, Dorothy, Frances and Susie; nieces and nephews.
Besides his dad, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers Roy and Paul.
Friends gathered at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City from 6:00 pm until the start of services at 7:30 pm on Monday, March 6, 2017. Online condolences may be sent to www.waskoms.com

 

March 1, 2017 Obituaries

Wilma Lucille Hall

DUBLIN, Ind. – Wilma Lucille Hall, age 78, of Dublin, Indiana, died Friday, February 24, 2017, at her home.
Born December 30, 1938, in Toledo, Ohio, to Walter A. and Frances O. Gunder Luce, Wilma had been a resident of this area since 1970. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and caring for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Dennis (Patty) Hall of Centerville, Indiana, Debbie (Doug) Vanden Huevel of Fort Walton, Florida, Sandy (Peter) Atkins of Millington, Tennessee, Jimmy (Angie) Hall of Greens Fork, Indiana, Steve (Bonnie) Hall of Richmond, Indiana, Pam (Ralph) Saylor of Dublin, and Charlie (Erin) Hall of Richmond; 25 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Dave Jennings of Richmond; sister, Dolly Gross of Toledo, Ohio; brother, Donald (Mary) Luce of Toledo; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Chauncey Junior Hall, who died August 25, 2006; daughter, Wanda S. Jennings; parents; twin brother, William Lee “Bill” Luce, who died a week earlier on February 17, 2017; four sisters; and three brothers.
The family would like to express special thanks to her Reid Hospice caregivers, Virginia Weilenman and Amber Vickers for their loving care and attention.
Graveside service for Wilma Lucille Hall were held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2017, at Earlham Cemetery with Chaplain Rick Alvey officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Callie Hayes

Centerville, IN – Callie Hayes, age 78, of Centerville, Indiana, died Friday, February 24, 2017, at her home.
Born April 22, 1938, in Lee County, Kentucky, to Jesse and Ada Reece, Callie lived in Wayne County most of her life. She graduated from Lee County High School in Kentucky. Callie had attended Faith Baptist Church and was a member of Abington Christian Church. She cleaned house for many families in Richmond for many years. Callie enjoyed reading and caring for her family, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids.
Survivors include her husband of almost 60 years, Rufus Earl Hayes; son, Eddie (Rachel Miller) Hayes of Richmond, Daniel (Teresa) Hayes of Tennessee, and Donald Hayes of Kentucky; grandchildren, Kassie Snyder of Liberty, Indiana, Kristy Hayes of Centerville, Indiana, Tyler Hayes of Centerville, Indiana, Ryan Hayes of Richmond, Ethan Hayes of Clarksville, Virginia, Jessica (Joshua) Kelly of Texas, Alex Hayes of Kentucky, and Nick (Destiny) Hayes of Kentucky; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Alberta Hale of Richmond and Hester Frost of Kentucky; brothers, Bud (Tubby) Reece of Cambridge City, Indiana, and Cecil Reece of Fort Wayne, Indiana; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends, including Sheila and John Iverson of Centerville, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers and sisters.
Visitation for Callie Hayes will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Bud Parrish officiating. Burial will be in Abington Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Beulah B. Hankosky

Beulah B. Hankosky, age 90, of Richmond, Indiana, died Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center in New Castle, Indiana.

Born May 2, 1926, in Unionport, Indiana, to Goldie and Dollie Pegg Halstead, Beulah lived in Wayne County most of her life. She was a 1944 graduate of Greens Fork High School. Beulah retired from Belden after 39 years of service, where she worked as a coil and spool operator. She loved to cook and play games.

Survivors include her nieces, Kay (Calvin) Yockey and Paulette (Willie) Garrett, both of New Castle, Indiana; nephew, Rex Hill of Sylvester, Georgia; great-nieces; great-nephews, including special great-nephews, Kevin and Keith Yockey; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. "Hank" Hankosky who died in February 1999; parents; sister, Frances Hill; and brother, Virgil Halstead.

Visitation for Beulah B. Hankosky will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Earlham Memorial Mausoleum, 1101 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Earlham Memorial Mausoleum with Pastor John H. Hollis officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, Memorial & Honors Program, P.O. Box 13067, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

James Edward Prifogle

James Edward Prifogle, 64, died at the Masonic Home in Franklin, IN on Friday, February 17, 2017. He was born on Feb. 3, 1952 to John Stanley Prifogle and Bertha Louise Turner Prifogle.
Jim was a 1971 graduate of Northeastern High School, and a 1976 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He earned his MBA degree from Bowling Green State University.
Jim started his career at Union Carbide in New Jersey, but was happy to return home where he became a dedicated employee of Dana/Perfect Circle, where he was a facilities manager at Plant Five. Jim lived in Hagerstown with his wife and children, and he was a member of the United Church of Christ, the Hagerstown Masonic Lodge #49, and the Hagerstown Country Club. His favorite hobby was golf, but he also enjoyed cutting trees with his father on the family farm.
Jim had finely honed ethical principles. After falling on the ice in the Dana parking lot, the insurance company sent him a check for several thousand dollars to compensate for loss of range of motion of his broken arm. He returned the check to the insurance company, indicating
that his arm was perfectly usable.
In April, 1988, Jim’s life took a dramatic turn when he was the victim of an automobile accident that resulted in severe head trauma. He was in a coma for two months and remained in the hospital/rehab for two years. Despite his brain injury and multiple physical challenges, Jim always maintained a positive attitude and was particularly proud of his children and his alma mater, Purdue.
Jim is survived by his children, Jarrod Prifogle of Centerville, OH, and Erin Prifogle (fiancé Nick Meyers) of Boston, MA, as well as his former wife, Kathleen McCreary of Eaton, OH. His siblings are John Turner-Grey of Denver, CO, and Jean Hoff and Diane Ferlauto, both of Richmond. Surviving aunts include Ruth Rohde of Venice, FL, Emily (Chris) Willcox of Saratoga Springs, NY,
Sheila Reimer of Dekalb, IL, and Helen Patrisso of Temperence, MI. Stepmother Pat Prifogle and stepsister, Amy Robinson-Allen of Phoenix also survive, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services for James Prifogle will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Henry Franklin Snowden

Greens Fork, Ind. – Henry Franklin Snowden, age 86, of Greens Fork, died Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Heritage House of Connersville surrounded by his family.
Born November 16, 1930, in Irvine, Kentucky, to Everett W. and Lucy C. Stamper Snowden, Frank was a resident of Wayne County since 1954. He retired as a metal finisher and press operator for AMEDCO Casket Company. Frank was an elder at Greens Fork Christian Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and helping others.
Survivors include his daughter, Teresa (Ron) Scott of Connersville, Indiana; sons, Gary (Kim) Snowden of New Market, Indiana, and Chris Snowden of Richmond; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Wendell (Beverly) Snowden of Boston, Indiana, John (Alberta) Snowden of Centerville, Indiana, and Jimmy Snowden of Richmond; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Deloris “Lois” Sparks Snowden, who died on February 25, 2010; parents; brothers, Millard “Bill” Snowden and Arlis Snowden; and daughter-in-law, Angela Snowden.
Visitation for Henry Franklin Snowden will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with son, Dr. Gary Snowden officiating. Burial will be in Williamsburg Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

February 22, 2017 Obituaries

Judith M. Feaster

Judith M. Feaster 76 of Williamsburg passed away Tuesday February 14, 2017 at Reid Health after a short illness. She was born January 7, 1941 in Winchester to Kenneth and Letha Doll Davis and lived in this area all of her life.
She worked for Hills Roses where she hung roses and worked in production.
She is survived by her sister Linda (Lex) Bartlett of Williamsburg; several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Terry who died in 1995, one sister Glenna Anderson, two brothers Earl and James Davis.
Graveside services will be 1:30 PM Tuesday February 21, 2017 at St. Mary Cemetery with Pastor John Shepherd officiating. Friends may call from 12:00 PM to 1:00PM at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com

Mrs. Martha E. Wright Miller Renschler

Mrs. Martha E. Wright Miller Renschler, age 95, of Madison, Indiana entered this life on February 18, 1921 in Fountain City, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Earl and Ruth Johnson Wright. Martha was a 1939 graduate of Fountain City High School. On May 28, 1940 she was united in marriage to Howard Miller. They were married for five years until his death in May 1945 and were blessed with two sons, Norman Howard and Howard Duane, and three daughters, Joanne, Mary Louise and Elaine. On March 5, 1953 she was united in marriage to Elbert C. Renschler and this union was blessed with three sons, Kenny, Glen, Neal, and one daughter, Cheryl. She moved to the Renschler farm when they married and worked as a homemaker, devoted mother, farmer and owner of the family farm. Martha had also raised five foster children. She had been a member of the Kent Christian Church since 1953 where she served as the church treasurer for 35 years. Martha had helped with Vacation Bible School for several years, had received a plaque for reading the Bible four times through and helping with Wednesday night bible studies. She was a member of the Jefferson County Homemakers Club and was treasurer for twelve years, Smyrna Neighbors Homemakers Club since 1955, R.S.V.P., Kent Widows Club, enjoyed helping with Old Settler’s Day at Neavill’s Grove every year and was a director of Farm Bureau for ten years. She enjoyed her church, gospel music, tending to her flowers, reading, Sudoku puzzles, watching Hummingbirds and playing Rummy Cube with her grandchildren. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and really enjoyed the babies. Martha was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and dear friend to many. She dearly loved all of her family and treasured each memory made with them. At the age of 92 she decided to take up oil painting and was proud to have completed four paintings. She attested her talent to the hands of her Lord and Savior. Martha died on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 2:20 p.m. at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana.
Martha will be missed by her loving sons, Norman Howard Miller and his wife Karen of Vevay, Indiana, Howard Duane Miller and his wife Linda of Hanover, Indiana, Neal Renschler and his wife Melanie of Madison, Indiana, Glen Renschler and his wife Margie of Madison, Indiana, Kenny Renschler of Indianapolis, Indiana; her loving daughters, Mary Louise Miller Lowry and her husband Bill of Indianapolis, Indiana, Elaine Miller Smith and her husband Roger of Lexington, Indiana, Cheryl Renschler Plonk and her husband John of Charlotte, North Carolina; her sister, Donna Faye Wright Wise of Elkahone, California; her loving grandchildren, Stephanie, Scott, Joyce, Tracy, Travis, Becky, Bryan, Robby, Cindy, Delana, Michael, Josh, Amanda, Jacob, Mandy, Derek, Jason, Freddie, Jeremy, Jamin, Mara, Ashley, David, & Sarah; her loving great grandchildren, Jennifer, Matthew, Kelley, Alli, Ryan, Randy, Ashley, Anna, Madison, Devon, Addyson, Cody, Ella, Christian, Payton, Ashton, Emily, Taylor, Karrie, Dustin, Ty, Kameron, Jerzey, Audrey, Braylon, Kaylee, Christine, Cassie, Avian, Nolan, Kingdon and Irie; her great great grandchildren, Audrey, Elliot, Layne, Braxton, Kinsley, Kaylin, David, Makayla, Wyatt and Adrianna; her brother in law, Pastor Max Knight of Greensfork, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Wright, her mother, Ruth Johnson Wright, her brothers, Verl Wright and his wife, Opal and Lawrence Wright and his wife, Lois; her sisters, Mazella Knight and Janet Polley and her husband, Jim; her daughter and son in law, Joanne L. Miller Jenkins and her husband Boyd, her first husband, Howard Miller died in May 1945, her second husband, Elbert C. Renschler died on August 23, 1972; her brother in law, Harry Renschler and his wife, Ethel.
Kent Christian Church, 8082 W State Road 256 in Kent, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Kent Cemetery in Kent, Indiana.
Friends may call Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Kent Christian Church, 8082 West State Road 256 in Kent, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kent Christian Church Building Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com or www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .

February 15, 2017 Obituaries

James Lee Mikesell

RICHMOND, Ind. – James Lee Mikesell, age 79, of Richmond, Indiana, died Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Reid Health.

Born December 23, 1937, in Richmond, Indiana, to Glen D. and Helen Moore Mikesell, James was a life-long resident of this community. He graduated from Greens Fork High School in 1957, where he was a member of the basketball team. James served in the U.S. Army. He worked at Natco and Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center. James retired as a school bus driver. He was a member of the American Legion Harry Ray Post #65, National Horseshoe Pitchers Association, and St. Andrew Catholic Church. James enjoyed bowling.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Janice Behr Mikesell of Richmond; son, Douglas Lee Mikesell of Anderson, Indiana; sister, Karen (Robert) Anderson of Arizona; brother, George E. (Lois) Mikesell of Muncie, Indiana; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeffrey Mikesell; and brother, Jack Mikesell.

Visitation for James Lee Mikesell will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Short
Prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 815 West Main Street, Richmond, with Father Kevin Morris officiating. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery in Greens Fork, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Andrew Catholic Church, 240 South 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com

Mr. David W. Noland

Mr. David W. Noland, 77, passed away on Friday, February 10 at his residence.

He was born in Washington County, Ohio on January 5, 1940 to Dayton O. and Virgie Hardie Noland, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a US Air Force veteran.

Mr. Noland was a truck driver for several years. In Richmond, he worked for Midland Container, later Hoosier Container, until his retirement.

Mr. Noland enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters. He played a role in the lives of many Fountain City area youth. He coached boys basketball at Whitewater Elementary School and also coached many successful girls softball teams with the Fountain City Rec Association. He enjoyed watching football and NASCAR and was a long-time Dale Earnhardt fan.

Mr. Noland will be missed by his wife of 46 years, Beverly Noland; daughters, Bridgette Noland, Shelley Meyer and her husband, Bob; and Ronda Ozbun; sons, Erick Noland and his wife, Amanda and David M. Noland and his wife, Bonnie; seven granddaughters, Karman, Kayla, Drew, Mallory, Elizabeth, Brittany and Cathryn.

Mr. Noland was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Delbert, Dayton Jr., Donald and one who died in infancy.

A private burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are encouraged for the Fountain City Rec Association or the American Cancer Society.

Benton L. Smith

Richmond, Indiana - Benton L. Smith 78 of Richmond passed away February 9, 2017 at Reid Health after a long illness. He was born March 28, 1938 in Albany, Kentucky to Bud J. and Gladys Smith and lived here since 1968.
He loved attending bluegrass shows with his wife, traveling, spending time with his family and grandkids.
He worked in production at Wayne Works and retired from the trucking industry in 2003.
He retired from the Air Force Reserve.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Lucette Martin Smith who he married in Orleans, France; one daughter Kathy S. (Tony) Martin of Hagerstown, one son Gregory M. (Barb) Smith, four grand children Joshua Lee (Katie) Coyle of Richmond, Jessica L. (James) Gross of Richmond, Victoria (Zeke) Walker of Walkersville, Michigan, Kraig Martin of Greensburg, four great grandchildren Kaleb Gross, Elin Walker, Gabriel Coyle, Colter Walker, two sisters Myrtie Ann Cash of Richmond, Mary A. (Clayton) Dicken of Albany, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be 1:00PM February 13, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Chaplain J.B. Bennett officiating; burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery with military rites. Friends may call from 11:00AM to 1:00PM Monday at the funeral home. Contributions may be given to HELP the Animals 2101 W. Main, Richmond, Indiana 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com

Timothy A. Dale

Timothy A. Dale, 54, of Richmond, died Thursday, February 9, 2017, at Reid Health.

He was born in New Castle on June 13, 1962 to Wendell "Winky" and Shirley Ann (York) Dale and lived most of his life in the Richmond area.

Tim was a graduate of Hagerstown High School and served with the U.S. Army. He was well known as an avid softball player. Tim was a loving father , grandfather, husband, son, and brother. He had a love for any sport, especially softball. Tim always loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Being on the go and with family is what made him the happiest .

Survivors include his wife, Carla; three children, Travis Dale (Chelsi), Tabitha Crisp (Joe) and Brett Dale; five grandchildren, Sabrina, K.J., Jerzi, Tanner and Matthew; three brothers, Bryan Dale, Kevin Dale and Chad Dale.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Dale.

Services will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 14, at Chicago Corner Christian Church. Pastor Roger Hendricks will officiate. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 PM on Monday, also at Chicago Corner Christian Church.

February 8, 2017 Obituaries

George L. Stainbrook

WILLIAMSBURG, Ind. – George L. Stainbrook, age 65, of Williamsburg, Indiana, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at his home. George was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Born June 14, 1951, in Richmond, Indiana, to Robert L. and Carolyn J. Paddock Stainbrook, George was a life-long resident of this area. He was a 1969 graduate of Centerville High School. George retired from Creative Cabinets as a custom woodworker. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. George was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, shooting, trapping, and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Marilyn S. Swartz Stainbrook, to whom he was married in 1972; sons, Bob (Cathy) Stainbrook of Hagerstown, Indiana, and Bill (Connie Laster) Stainbrook of Lynn, Indiana; grandson, Robbie Stainbrook; mother, Carolyn J. Stainbrook of Richmond; sister, Gina (Gary) Fox of Greens Fork, Indiana; brothers, Mike (Kathy) Stainbrook of Centerville, Indiana, and Thomas (Lynette) Stainbrook of Greens Fork, Indiana; many nieces and nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation for George L. Stainbrook will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home with Dr. William Rheuble officiating. Burial will be in Abington Cemetery. George had expressed his desire for people attending his visitation and funeral to be dressed casually as if they were visiting him at his home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association/Stroke Association Midwest Affiliate, Memorials & Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Mildred Irene Miller

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Mildred Irene Miller, age 87, of Centerville, died Monday, January 30, 2017, at Golden Living Center/Golden Rule.
Born August 22, 1929, in Monticello, Kentucky, to Claude and Hettie Baker Morrow, Mildred was a resident of this area most of her life.
She graduated from high school in Wayne County, Kentucky. Mildred worked at Belden, PRC, and in sales for Product Promotions. She was a member of First Baptist Church for over 50 years. Mildred loved to read.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Edwin “Ray” Miller, to whom she was married in August 1949; daughter, Kimberly S. (Shon) Fisher of Greens Fork, Indiana; sons, Terry R. (Vickie) Miller and Tracy Alan Miller, both of Richmond; grandchildren, Staci Renee Saylor, Lance Justin Miller, Brandon Allen Miller, Tierra Stewart, Brihanna Fisher, and Raquela Miller; great-grandchildren, Ashlee Saylor, Chelsea Saylor, Dylan Grimes, and Gabrielle Grimes; sisters, Helen Baker and Carolyn Decker, both of Monticello, Kentucky; brothers, Harold, Farrell, and Richard Morrow, all of Monticello, Kentucky; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Margie Miller; and brother, Carlos Morrow.
Visitation for Mildred Irene Miller will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, with Rev. Phillip Hodgkin officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

February 1, 2017 Obituaries

Joseph Loren "Mose" Tutterrow

On Sunday, January 22, 2017, Joseph Loren "Mose" Tutterrow passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family.

He was born on August 11, 1939 to Eblen Andrew Tutterrow and Lorene Polston Tutterrow. He graduated from Webster High School in 1958 and was drafted into the Army in 1962. In 1965 he married Carolyn Frazer and together they share 3 sons.

He worked for Dana Corporation as a millwright for 37 years and upon retirement opened his family business, Tutterrow's Garage. Mose was an active member of the Webster United Methodist Church. He also served as an active member in his community, a member of the Webster Township Advisory board and one of several men who established the Webster Fire Department and served as a charter member for 35 years. Mose was a founding member of the Vintage Wheels car club.

Mose is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Leon Tutterrow. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Carolyn; sons, Joe (Brenda) Tutterrow, Doug (Candi) Tutterrow, and James Tutterrow; grandchildren, Kyle (Lindsey) Griffith, Mikala Tutterrow, and Faith Walters; great-grandchildren, Mason, Jordan, and Audrey; a sister Nettie Maude Cox and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Webster United Methodist Church, PO Box 8, Webster, IN 47392 or to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospice, 2401 West University Ave., Muncie, IN 47303.

Viewing will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. and the funeral service will be held on Saturday January 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home in Fountain City.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com.

January 25, 2017 Obituaries

Robert E. “Bud” Stephens, Jr.

Robert E. “Bud” Stephens, Jr., 63, formerly of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, January 12, at The Villages Regional Medical Center in The Villages, Florida, due to complications from heart disease.
He was born in Richmond, Indiana on April 14, 1953 to Robert E. “Bob” Sr. and Lova Jean Fields Stephens, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a 1972 graduate of Northeastern High School.
Bud worked in the Tool & Die department at Dana Corp. He loved IU Basketball and was also an avid bass fisherman, hunter and golfer.
Bud will be missed by his daughter, Tricia Starr, son & daughter-in-law, Brad & Shannon Stephens; grandson, Brandon Stephens; sister & brother-in-law, Nilah & Mark Mikesell.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.
In lieu of flowers, Bud would want folks to donate to something supportive of wildlife conservation. DNR’s GoFishIN or ProjectWET, Richmond Conservation Club, Ducks Unlimited or some other organization you believe worthy, pay Bud’s love of the outdoors forward.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com.

Alma Theresa Brelage Sheets

Alma Theresa Brelage Sheets, 93, died peacefully on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Ambassador Healthcare in Centerville, Ind. Alma was born February 15, 1923, in Covington, Ky., to Herman J. and Mary C. Brelage. She moved with her family to rural Williamsburg, Ind., and later to Richmond, where she joined the work force, first at Crosley, then at Belden, where she was a job instructor during World War II.
Alma married Lowell R. Sheets on January 11, 1947, and they lived in Richmond for 28 years, then in Centerville for 29 years until Lowell died in 2007 after 60 years of marriage. Alma worked as a teller at the former West End Building and Loan Association, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Central Christian Church and had lived at Ambassador Healthcare since March, 2015.
Among the many joys in Alma’s life were her family and her and Lowell’s multitude of friends. The couple had a long and happy retirement together, enjoying travel, visiting loved ones and taking a well-deserved rest.
The family would like to thank the staff at Ambassador Healthcare for their loving care given to Alma during her time there.
Alma is survived by her son, Ronald (Linda) Sheets of Fort Wayne, Ind.; daughter, Brenda (Jeffe) Johnson of Centerville; three grandchildren, John Sheets of Sahuarita, Ariz.; Carrie Johnson of San Antonio, Texas; and Kevin Johnson of Centerville; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Alma was preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Brelage; sister, Dorothy Quinn; and an infant son, Larry Alan Sheets.
Services for Alma will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary, 32 South Eleventh Street, Richmond, Ind. Pastor Mark Irwin will officiate. Burial will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call on Saturday at 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral. www.rigglewaltermann.com

Elmer R. Hall

Modoc, Indiana - Elmer R. Hall, age 82, of Modoc, passed away Wednesday morning, January 18th, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born December 19th, 1934 in Henry County and was the son of the late William H. and Helen (Runion) Hall.

Elmer farmed this area most of his life and was also a self-employed farm mechanic.  He married his wife Violet M. (Kirkman) Hall December 31st, 1953.

He is survived by his wife, Violet M. Hall of Modoc; three children including, Randy Lee (wife-Pam) Hall of Greensboro, Diane Faye (husband-Gordon) Fisher of Losantville, Angela Sue (husband-Mark) Bailey of Modoc; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Greg Hall in 1998; three brothers and two sisters; a son-in-law Bruce Hodson in 1997.

Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at the Mooreland Cemetery with Chaplain Rick Alvey officiating.

Stephen A. Hacker of Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home~Blue River Chapel is in charge of arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.hackermainanddavis.com  or our facebook account.

Patricia J. Wittman

HAGERSTOWN: Patricia J. Wittman, 87, a long time Hagerstown resident, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Connersville on June 30, 1929 to Fred and Alvena (Reidman) Reynolds. She lived most of her life in the Hagerstown area and had been a resident of Westminster Village for the past 1 1/2 years.

Pat was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. She was a retired teacher at Muncie Central and worked in the library at Hagerstown Schools.

Survivors include two children, David Wittman of New York and Deb Arnold (Jeff) of Muncie; three grandchildren, Jessica Durkovich (John), Jagen Arnold (Alison) and Alena Cooper (William); four great-grandchildren, Grant, Drew and Olivia Durkovich and Lillian Arnold; a sister, Beverly Burks of Redding, CA; a nephew, several cousins and many friends at Westminster.

Her husband, Paul Wittman, preceded her in death in 1998.

A funeral mass will be conducted at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Cambridge City, at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, January 21. Fr. John Hall and Fr. Joseph Reidman will officiate. Burial will follow in Brick Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 P.M. on Friday at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Her family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Westminster Village for their kindness and care, and also request that, in lieu of flowers, memorial be made to Little Red Door, 2311 W. Jackson St., Muncie, IN 47303.

Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

January 18, 2017 Obituaries

Marilyn C. Helms

Marilyn C. Helms, 87, passed away on Friday, January 13, at Forest Park.

She was born on July 17, 1929 in Fountain City, Indiana to Merwyn and Thelma Coggeshall Stanford. She lived in Wayne County most of her life and was a faithful member of Central United Methodist Church in Richmond. Marilyn worked earlier in life for the Dunn Mental Health Center and the Madison State Hospital and was a longtime caregiver for Helen Coleman. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary.

Marilyn will be missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Jeff Mills; grandson, Maxx Mills; brother and sister-in-law, Max and Robin Stanford; and niece, Michelle McCollum.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Marcelyn Ann Helms; son, Marc Helms; sister, Marcia Bate; and brother, Merwyn (Buddy) Stanford.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Williamsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions are encouraged for HELP the Animals, Inc., 2101 West Main St., Richmond, IN 47374; Animal Welfare Shelter, 1825 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374 or 2nd Chance Animal Rescue of Richmond, Inc., 2905 US 35, Richmond, IN 47374.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .

Helen B. Miller

HAGERSTOWN: Helen B. Miller, a long time Hagerstown resident, died Friday, January 13, 2017 at Glen Oaks Health Campus, New Castle.

She was born in New Castle on August 26, 1920 to Harry Robert and Myrtle Irene (Cordell) Stover and lived most of her life in Hagerstown.

Survivors include four children, Lloyd Arthur Miller (Joyce) of New Castle, Elaine Melton of Hagerstown, Martha Miller Hubble of Whiteland and Betty Jones (Dale) of Rushville; nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur D. Miller in 1995; an infant son, Buckley Duane Miller; a grandson, Aaron Miller and seven siblings, Roberta Retz, Dorothy Martin, Ruth Oler, Ralph Stover, Paul Stover, Wanda Hunt and Harry Robert Stover, Jr.

Private services will be at the convenience of the family. Rev. Robert Fannin will officiate with burial in Brick Cemetery. There will be no public calling.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Disabled American Veterans. Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

January 11, 2017 Obituaries

Wilma Lee Rowe

Wilma Lee Rowe, 76, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2016. Wilma was born on August 8, 1940 in Wayne County, IN to Paul and Beulah Worl. She was the youngest of three girls. Wilma grew up in rural Wayne County and was a 1958 graduate of Hagerstown High School. She loved children and was a foster mom for 17 babies. She cared for them from birth to adoption.
She retired from Walker Research in 2000, having served as the manager of the Data Entry Department.
Wilma is survived by her husband of 59 years, Phillip; her three children, Terry Lee (Danny) Bradley, Donald (Cathy) Rowe and Bradley (Cindy) Rowe; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may gather on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 2:00 pm until the start of her memorial service at 3:00 pm at 1st United Methodist Church in Hagerstown. Rev. John Huff will be officiating. Inurnment will take place at Brick Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association, 50 E. 91st St., ste 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830
Online condolences may be made at www.waskoms.com

Mable L. Brumley

RICHMOND: Mable Lou Stanley Brumley, 80, a long time resident of the Richmond area, died Monday, January 2, 2017, in DeLand, FL, where she had resided for the past 4 years.

She was born in Wayne County on May 8, 1936 to Wilson and Doris (Hiatt) Stanley and lived most of her life in Wayne and Randolph counties.

Survivors include her husband, Howard Brumley; three children, Tammy Boyle (Tom), Mark Brumley (Jeddie) and Todd Brumley (Jackie); eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and a brother, Vernon Stanley (Patty).

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Stanley, and a grandson.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 14, in Economy Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Alliance Community, 600 S. Florida Ave., DeLand, FL 32720.

Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Clara Avis Chamberlain

chamberlan-obitModoc, Indiana - Clara Avis Chamberlain, age 99, of Modoc, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Summers Pointe in Winchester.
She was born on August 24, 1917 in Putnam County to Elmer and Clara (Jones) Cline. She was a 1934 graduate and valedictorian of Cloverdale High School at the age of 16 in Putnam County. She and her sister moved to Indianapolis after graduating and worked sewing ties in a factory. In 1939, Avis married Raymond Chamberlain, and became a homemaker. She attended Modoc United Methodist Church and loved being with her family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Avis is survived by her daughter, Linda (John) Bruner of Union City, IN; her daughter-in-law, Sylvia Chamberlain of Losantville; three grandchildren, Lisa (Brad) Keesling of Modoc, Jason (Amy) Chamberlain of Parker City and Jeremy (Melissa) Bruner of Lexington, KY; eight great grandchildren, Emma, Leah and Olivia Keesling, Eli, Liz and Abe Chamberlain, Aaron and Colby Bruner; a sister, Margaret Benbow of Tucson, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 51 years, Raymond Chamberlain; a son, Lee Chamberlain; and two sisters, Lora Roberts and Alta Cooksey.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Walker Funeral Home in Winchester with Pastor Brian Richmond officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Losantville.
Friends and relatives may call from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home and also one hour prior to services. Memorials can be made to the State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331. Online condolences may be expressed at www.walkerswinchester.com.

John R. Grimes

HAGERSTOWN: John R. Grimes, 88, of Hagerstown, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at The Springs of Richmond.

He was born in Phoenix, AZ on April 2, 1928 to Robert B. and Mildred (Spence) Grimes. He was a combat veteran of the Korean War, a graduate of Lincoln High School and Indiana University. He was employed as an Indiana State Parole Officer.

John loved music (especially jazz), nature study, bird watching and collecting vintage bicycles.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Nancy (Asche) Grimes; two sons, John S. Grimes (Amy) and Michael A. Grimes (Chel); two grandsons, Adam and Noah Grimes; a brother, Dan S. Grimes (Sue); three nephews and two nieces.

Private services will be at the convenience of the family with burial in West Lawn Cemetery. Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hagerstown Library or the donor's favorite charity.

Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Eva Irene Hawley

eva-hawleyEva Irene Hawley, age 92, of Economy, and formerly of Lynn, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 2, 2017. She had been a resident of Pine Knoll in Winchester.

She was born on April 18, 1924 in Jay County to Harry and Ruth (Hilfiker) Stoner. Eva was a graduate of Madison High School in Jay County and was a homemaker. She also was a cook at the Corner House restaurant in Lynn and at the Randolph Southern School Corporation in Lynn. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Lynn.  Eva was an avid reader and loved working in her flower beds.  She also loved being with her grandchildren and was well-known for her cooking.

She is survived by her daughter, Jackie Baker, son-in-law, Bob of Economy; grandchildren, Mandy Baker, Larry (Teresa) Baker of Economy, Jason (Raquel) Baker of Economy, Tiffany Biggs of VA and Summer Cozort of Mullins, WV; great grandchildren, Matt Carpenter, Devin Baker, Maranda Carpenter, Megan Mensior, Haley Baker, Jaron Baker, Dakotah Lester, Levi Lester and Rain Cozort; 6 great great grandchildren; a sister, Judy Guntle of Bryant, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack W. Hawley; a daughter, Connie Cozort; a son, Shane Steven Hawley; a brother, Evan Stoner and a sister, Helen Long.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Walker Funeral Home in Winchester with Steve McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in Spartanburg Cemetery in Spartanburg.

Friends and relatives may call from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.walkerswinchester.com.

Marion Reed Lindsey

Marion Reed Lindsey, 80, of Winchester, died Friday, December 30, 2016 at Heritage House of Richmond, where he had resided for the past several months.
He was born in Economy on May 2, 1936 to Marion Lavere and Mary Louise (Reed) Lindsey. He lived most of his life in Richmond and had resided in Winchester for the past 10 years.
He was a retired employee of Mosey Manufacturing and was retired from National Guard. He was an avid bowler, a former member of American Legion Post 65 and a member of Moose Lodge #167.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Gail (Coffey) Lindsey; four sisters, Mona Anita Paddock, Marilyn E. Bell Minnick, Margaret (Peggy) McCoy and Marcia Paulette Hilbert; numerous nieces and nephews and his constant companion, his dog Max.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Madelyn Hazel Allen.
Funeral services were Thursday, January 5, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Ken Wooden officiated the service with burial in West Lawn Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by American Legion Post 333.
Memorials may be made to William O. Frazier Post 333, American Legion, 615 W. Main St., Hagerstown, IN 47346

Monica L. (Davenport) Back

Monica L. (Davenport) Back, 46, a former Hagerstown resident, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 at Henry County Hospital in New Castle after a long struggle with addiction.
Monica was born in New Castle to Roger Dale Davenport and Maria Connie (Davenport) Heaston. After graduating from Hagerstown High School, she resided in Hagerstown, Muncie, Seven Mile (OH) and Kokomo.
Survivors include her mother, Maria Heaston of Angola; two sons, Garrett Foster of Lafayette and Mason Back of Hamilton, OH; three siblings, Candi Swoveland (Jeff) of Williamsburg, Laura Davenport (Jon Bond) of Zionsville and Roger Davenport, Jr. (Amy) of Greentown; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her father, Roger Davenport.
Monica deeply loved her sons and was very proud of them. She had an infectious laugh, and her unforgettable smile lives on in the faces of her children.
A true and loyal friend, Monica never knew a stranger. She was fun to be around, full of jokes and was always pulling pranks on those she loved. Monica was a beautiful person inside and out, and truly lived to helped others through her giving spirit. She loved to cook for her friends, many of whom enjoyed her amazing homemade chicken noodles and Reuben sandwiches.
Monica loved music, wrote poetry and expressed her creativity through the way she dressed and the way she decorated her house in an eclectic Buddha theme. She had a great voice and loved to sing with her son Garrett often accompanying her on the guitar.
Monica worked at Indiana Packers Sanitation Division PSSI and made many friends there, as she did everywhere she worked.
Monica was a unique soul, sweet, honest and spunky with an edge. A Celebration of Life service was Saturday, Jan. 7 at The Meeting Place, 11 E. Main St. in Hagerstown; and Sunday, Jan. 8 at the Gilead House, 406 E. Sycamore St. in Kokomo.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to a favorite charity or to the Gilead House, 406 E. Sycamore St. in Kokomo (gileadhousekokomo.org), a caring team of advocates who work to help restore and rebuild individuals and families affected by addiction.

Ronald L. Harris

harris_obitGREENS FORK, Ind. – Ronald L. Harris, age 72, of Greens Fork, Indiana, died Sunday, January 1, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital.
Born April 23, 1944, in Fountain City, Indiana, Ron was a life-long resident of Wayne County.
He worked at Belden for 40 years and was a courier for Mid-American Clinical Lab. Ron was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He enjoyed cooking and spending time with his friends and family.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Joan Bennett Harris; daughter, Dawn Harris of Richmond, Indiana; son, Ronnie Lee Harris of Richmond, Indiana; grandchildren, Kelsey Davis and Madison Harris; brothers, John (Sandy) Chasteen of Williamsburg, Indiana, Burgess (Joan) Chasteen of Hamilton, Ohio, and William (Della) Chasteen of Winchester, Indiana; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Etta Harris Chasteen; step-father, Burgess Chasteen; and brother, Wilbur Chasteen.
Visitation for Ronald L. Harris will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 6, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Martin Holman officiating. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Ron requested that door prizes be given away at his service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Joy’s House, 2028 E. Broad Ripple Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

January 4, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Raymond Healton

Raymond Healton, age 88, of Richmond, Indiana, died Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Reid Health.
Born August 13, 1928, in Economy, Indiana, to Perry and Eva Hedley Healton, Raymond was a life-long resident of this area. He retired from Belden having worked as a machine operator for 42 years. Raymond was a member of the Belden 25 Year Club.
Survivors include his daughters, Candy Kay Null of New Madison, Ohio, and Connie Johnson of Okeechobee, Florida; grandchildren, Christina Ibrahim and April Highley; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; granddaughter-in-law, Natalie Mullennix; and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Carolyn Davis Healton, who died April 22, 2016; parents; and 13 sisters and brothers.
A graveside service will be on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Brick Cemetery in Hagerstown with Chaplain Candy Kay Null officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Sandra Cole

Sandra Cole 71 of Richmond passed away December 23, 2016 at her home after a long illness. She was born in Richmond to Elmer Joseph and Mildred Louise Goss Pugh and lived in Telico Plains, TN for 15 years before returning to Richmond for the last 14 years of her life.
She worked at WELCO and was a cashier at Sonoco gas station.
She is survived by her six brothers and sisters; Betty (Jack) Dooley of Centerville, Rose (Gene) Jackson of Richmond, Linda Simpson (her cat Sockies) of Richmond, Tommy (Nancy) Pugh of Richmond, David (Joan) Pugh of Abington, Steve (Rebecca) Pugh of Williamsburg, several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a special friend and cousin Sheila Atkins of Richmond; her friend Tommy Jackson and dog Little Sassy.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jimmy Cole, two brothers Bobby, Fred, two sisters Ethel and Marilyn.
There will be no public services. Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

December 28, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Margaret Jean Pegg

Margaret Jean Pegg, 94, a life long resident of the Greens Fork area, died Sunday, December 18, 2016, at Brookdale Senior Living, where she had resided for the past several months.
She was born on December 15, 1922 to Florence “Blocky” and Elsie (Pickett) Ridge. She was a graduate of Greens Fork High School and a member of Greens Fork Christian Church. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service and had served as Postmaster for Greens Fork. In 1943 she married Russell Pegg and he preceded her in death in 2000.
Survivors include two sons, Dan Pegg and Gordon Pegg (Sue); Gordon’s children, Cheryl Pegg and David Pegg; Cheryl’s daughter, Olivia Shepherd; a brother, Jack Ridge (Carolyn Sue); their daughter, Lynn Stiens (Pete) and nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Ridge.
Private services will be at the convenience of the family, with burial in Greens Fork South Cemetery. There will be no public calling.
Memorials may be made to Greens Fork Christian Church or Greens Fork Volunteer Fire Dept

Roy Manuel Johnson

roy_johnsonRoy Manuel Johnson, 79, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, December 18, 2016, art Reid Hospital, following a brief illness.
He was born in Laurel County, KY on August 16, 1937 to Cecil and Billie (Creech) Johnson, and lived most of his life in the Hagerstown area. Roy was a graduate of Hagerstown High School. He served with the U.S. Army 1961 to 1963. He owned and operated Johnson's Service Station for many years. At the time of its recent closing, it was believed to be the oldest continuously owned business in Hagerstown. He was a former member of Hagerstown Volunteer Fire Department and a 50 year member of William O. Frazier Post 333, American Legion.
Survivors include four siblings, Della Rhea Reese (Wilbur), Georgia Ruth Lambert (Don), James D. Johnson (Cristi) and Paul Kennard Johnson (Anita); many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Tuesday, December 27, at Culberson Funeral Home. Pastor Paul Gearhardt officiated with burial in Brick Cemetery with military honors.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.

December 14, 2016 Issue Obituaries

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Hagerstown, IN - Ethel Adams, 93, of Hagerstown died December 4, 2016 at her home after a short illness. She was born February 26, 1923 in Hamilton, Ohio to Leonard and Susie Abner Skinner and lived in the Hagerstown area most of her life.
She was a homemaker and a farm wife.
She is survived by her son Leonard (Sarah) Adams of Centerville, daughter Betty (Bill) Austerman of Richmond, 16 grandchildren, several great and great-great grandchildren; one brother Carl (Ethel) Skinner of Annville, Kentucky, one sister Reba (Bill) Null of Richmond, several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald who died in 1983, four children William, Larry, Patricia, and Carolyn Sue.
Services were Friday December 9, 2016 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Brian Longbons officiating; Burial was in Richland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the funeral home to offset expenses. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com

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Norma J. Sharp

Norma J. Sharp, 75, of Hagerstown passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Ambassador Health Care in Centerville.
She was born on October 21, 1941 in Pershing, IN to Elmer and Marie King and had lived most of her life in the Wayne County area. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School and was most recently employed in the cafeteria at Nettle Creek Schools.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, John P. Sharp, who she married on December 3, 1981; two children Shelly (Chase) Maroney and Jeffrey A. Hicks; three step-children Cindy (Michael) Hunt, Mark (Teresa) Sharp and Steven Sharp; a granddaughter Tessa Maroney; several step-grand and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Lenora Cummings, and a brother Donald King.
Friends may gather from 11:00 am until the start of services at 1:00 pm at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Chaplain Rick Alvey will be officiating. Burial will follow in Zion’s Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing.

December 7, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Norma Jean Knapp

Norma Jean Knapp, 84, a life long Hagerstown resident, died Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Reid Health.
Norma was born January 13, 1932. She had worked as an aid at Hagerstown Elementary School. In recent years, she had resided at Rosebud Village, where she enjoyed her many friends and participating in the activities there. She was also an avid fan of Indianapolis Colts football.
Survivors include a son, Brady Knapp (Janet); five grandchildren, Trevor, Brent and Brittny Knapp, Stacy Cantwell (Chris) and Lucas Jerome Shelton; a great-grandson, Blaze Knapp.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Knapp; a daughter, Tracy Shelton, and a sister, Minnie Combs.
Private memorial services will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no public services.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.

Richard "Dick" Nicholson

Richmond, Indiana - Richard "Dick" Allen Nicholson, 71, beloved Brother, Brother-in-law, Uncle and Great Uncle was called to his eternal resting place on November 21, 2016. He was born on April 1, 1945 in Wayne County, Indiana to Helen Lucille (Jacobsen) Nicholson and Frederick Earl Nicholson. He is survived by 4 brothers- David E. Nicholson of Richmond, Ronnie K. (Diane) Nicholson of Fountain City, Donnie L. (Dawn) Nicholson of Hagerstown and Darrell W. (Laura) Nicholson of Greensburg; sister-in-law Armetta Nicholson of Richmond; several cousins, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. He will be missed by special family friend Melony Sullivan of Economy. Dick worked at Eaton Gear and later at Belden Corp. before he retired. He farmed for many years and loved Farmall and International farm tractors. He was a very loving and giving person and was always ready to help anyone who asked him.
A public Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Friday (November 25, 2016) in St. Mary Church. Burial will follow in Goshen Cemetery. Father John Luerman will officiate. No public visitation is scheduled. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Dick's name to the American Cancer Society (5635 W 96th St Ste 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278) or the Alzheimer's Association (P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090). Online condolences may be made at www.riggle-waltermann.com

Dorothy L. Michaels

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Dorothy L. Michaels, 85, of Richmond died November 21, 2016 at Reid Health after a short illness. She was born February 27, 1931 in Richmond to James and Dorothy Wright Michaels and lived here most of her life. Dorothy retired from the Army in 1974 as a Master Sergeant, serving with the Intelligence Unit at the Pentagon. She loved all animals especially Chihuahuas, and enjoyed gardening,
Survivors include one brother John (Joan) Michaels of Greens Fork, her best friend of 60 years Mary Biggerstaff of Richmond, several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers Warren, Donald, Jerry, Russell, Duane, Mac, and Jesse Michaels, and four sisters Betty Imhoff, Arlene Fisher, Janet Wesler, and Sharon Ross.
Funeral services were Friday, November 25, 2016 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. Burial with military rites was in Earlham Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Women in Military Service to America Memorial 200 North Glebe Road Suite 400 Arlington, Virginia 22203 or Animal Care Alliance 4101 National Road West Richmond, Indiana 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

November 23rd, 2016 Issue Obituaries

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David R. Weber

Fond Du Lac, WI - Following a life dedicated to his family and his patients, our husband, father, grandfather, Opa, and friend, David R Weber, 79, passed away peacefully in Madison on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.
David was born on March 21, 1937, in New Castle, Ind., the only child of Raymond and Juanita (Scott) Weber. In 1955 he graduated from Hagerstown Jefferson Township High School in Indiana, where he also met his future wife, Mary Seeb. On August 2, 1959, he and Mary were married in Hagerstown. David received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 1958. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1962 and was an intern and resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals in Madison. He served one year as chief medical resident.
On Christmas Eve of 1965, he received draft notice and departed for Vietnam in June of 1966. While serving as a physician in Vietnam at the 93rd Evacuation Hospital he traveled to Washington, D.C., and personally met with the U.S. surgeon general to advocate for the authorization of life-saving medication to administer to soldiers in Vietnam. Because of this work, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
In 1968 David and Mary moved to Fond du Lac where they resided for 46 years. There, David joined the Fond du Lac Clinic (later becoming the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic). He was the sixteenth physician and second internist to join the practice. David served in countless leadership positions throughout his 34 years at the clinic, including president of the board. At St. Agnes Hospital, he served as chief of staff and medical director. He was a fellow of the American College of Physicians and member of the Wisconsin State Medical Society, as well as its Board and Scholarship Committee. He was a member of Rotary Club International and served on the United Way Board. He was also an active member of Pilgrim United Church of Christ.
David was a lifelong learner and avid reader. After retiring, he enjoyed traveling and spending more time with his family. Above all, David loved his family.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Middleton; children, Scott (Margaret) Weber of Chicago (Jonathan, Katherine), Mary Elizabeth (John) Pollard of Middleton (Alissa, Noah), Robert (Anne) Weber of Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Ethan, Ben, Christopher), Deborah (Tom) Mortonson of Fox Point (Ryan, Evan, Elise) and special cousin, Jon (Carol) Beeson of Cincinnati, Ohio.
A memorial service was Friday, November 18, 2016 from at Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Fond du Lac. Rev. Ted Drewsen officiated the ceremony. Cremation has taken place.
Memorials in his name may be directed to Pilgrim United Church of Christ or the Fond du Lac Area Foundation: Dr. David & Mary Weber Fund.
Additional information and guestbook may be found at ueckerwitt.com.

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Brian Gene Addison

Middletown,IN - Brian Gene Addison, 39, of Middletown, passed to his loving Lord November 16, 2016 at Signature Health Care of Muncie after an extended disease of Myotonic Dystrophy. He was born October 29, 1977 in Muncie to Daryl and Chris (Stump) Addison.
Brian graduated from Yorktown High School and attended Ivy Tech in Muncie. He was involved in Boy Scouts, bowling and weekly activities of going to the movies. He entertained many family members and friends with deep knowledge of the characters, plots and real life profiles of movie and TV actors. Brian’s fondness for the Colts and Pacers were evident in his collections. His memory was strong for much of the Old and New Testament, often being the resource of the scripture background. Brian is a member of the Body of Christ and was recent member of First Christian Church of Mooreland.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Kyle (Mandy Rohdert) Addison of Seymour; sister, Kelli (Tom) Eastus of Upland; nephews and nieces, Gabriel Eastus, Brooklyn Eastus, Abigail Eastus, Levi Eastus, Bowen Addison and Benny Addison; grandmothers, Joan Addison and Gretchen Stump; and many supportive cousins, uncles and aunts. Brian was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Howard P. Addison and Donald A. Stump.
Funeral services were Monday, November 20, 2016 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Brandon Addison officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, MDF 1004 A O’Reilly Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129 or First Christian Church of Mooreland, PO Box 31, Mooreland, IN 47360. Condolences and memories of Brian may be share at www.hinsey-brown.com.

Teresa Lee Cole

Williamsburg, IN - Teresa Lee Cole, age 58, passed away at Reid Health on November 14, 2016. She was born on February 2, 1958, to Ernest and Wilma (Bohannon) Keith in Dupo, Illinois.
Teresa had lived most of her life in Williamsburg. She was a graduate of Northeastern High School and Indiana University East; where she obtained her BA Degree in social services. She had been a counselor at different locations; most recent being at New Creations. In her spare time, she enjoyed singing, sewing, reading, watching TV, and spending time with her grandchildren. Teresa was a decorated singer at Northeastern; she had also been in numerous state competitions which included participating as Dorothy in the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.
She leaves to cherish her memory her mother: Wilma Jean Keith; children: Jason (Brandy) Keith, Jeremy Morrison, Joshua (Krystal) Patmore, Patrick (Teresa) Patmore, and Kara Cole; fifteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brother: Kevin (Kim) Keith; sister: Gina (Tim) Schlotterbeck, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her father and her husband: John Wilbur Cole.
Funeral services were held at Community Family Funeral Home, 101 West Main Street, Richmond, on Thursday, November 17, 2016 with Pastor John Maples officiating. Following cremation, burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Send online condolences to www.communityfamilyfh.com.

November 16th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

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Timothy V. Pittman

Timothy V. Pittman age 44, of Modoc, Indiana died Saturday, November 5, 2016 at his residence. Tim was born on December 1, 1971 in Richmond, Indiana. He currently worked at Gro-Tec, Inc. in Modoc and formerly was a police officer at Fountain City, IN Police Dept. from 1998 to 2000 and Hagerstown, IN Police Dept. from 2000 to 2014. Member of the Indiana F.O.P. and Sons of the V.F.W. in Brookville, OH. Preceded in death by his father: Vernon L. Pittman in 2010.
Survived by mother: B. Elaine (Graver) Pittman of New Paris, OH; Daughter: Maggie Pittman and Step-Daughter: Lacy Mangas both of Lakeland, FL; Sister & Brother-In-Law: Cara & Shawn Ditton of Eaton, OH; former wife: Melissa (Freeman) Pittman of Lakeland, FL. Niece & Nephew: Emily Ditton and Jacob Ditton and several aunt, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were Friday, November 11, 2016 at Barnes Funeral Home in New Paris, OH. Pastor Rodney Shelley officiated the services and interment was in Springlawn Cemetery in New Paris, OH.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the Web site at www.barnesfuneralhome.com.

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Frances Delora Allen

Hagerstown, IN - Frances Delora Allen returned to the Lord on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She was born February 4, 1925, to Gale and Nancy Eaton, in Corbin, KY, and resided most of her life in Richmond and Hagerstown, with her loving husband of 67 years, Virgil Allen. She was retired from Belden Corporation.
They raised two sons, Carl of Hagerstown, and Douglas of Chandler, AZ. She was a devout Christian, devoted wife and loving mother who took great pride in her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of Full Gospel Chapel. Toward the end of her life she enjoyed recalling their many trips and outings together.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons Carl (Sandra) Allen, Douglas (Billi) Allen, grandchildren Karen Soper, Susan Catania, Michael Allen, Robert Allen and Katey Henderson; great-grandchildren Tasha Moore, Cory Soper, Mathew Catania, Nicholas Catania, Caitlyn Catania, Joshua Allen and Leslie Allen; and, great-great-grandchildren Ethan Moore, Alex Moore, Anna Catania and Lucas Soper; sisters Gracie Leopold, Stella Martin; brother Wesley Eaton; and, a special niece Janet Cellender.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Jerry Eaton; and, sisters Sylvia Huff and Ruth Bradway.
Funeral services were Friday, November 11, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Alton Hall officiated with burial in West Lawn Cemetery.

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Paul G. Davis

Richmond, IN - Paul G. Davis, age 79, of Richmond, died Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at his home.
Born January 5, 1937, in Monticello, Kentucky, to Barney and Mae Bates Davis, Paul lived in Richmond for most of his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Paul formerly worked at Hills Roses and retired from Nettle Creek Industries as a sewing machine mechanic after more than 30 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, taking walks, listening to bluegrass and country music, cruising around town, and shooting pool. Paul loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Stella Shelton Davis; children, Cindy (Michael) Gibbel, David (Lisa) Davis, and Rhonda Davis, all of Richmond; grandchildren, Cameron Gibbel, Micaella Davis, Justin Gibbel, and Kyndal Davis; special niece, Linda (Rodney) Cates, who was like a little sister to him, of Williamsburg, Indiana; nephews; other nieces; and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four infant sons, Danny, Steven, Randy, and Tommy; and six siblings.
Funeral services were Monday, November 14, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor David K. Anderson officiating. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Richmond Senior Center, 1600 South 2nd Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 North 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com

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E. Louise (Lamb) Rusk

Centerville, IN - E. Louise (Lamb) Rusk, 95, of Centerville, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Brookdale Senior Living in Richmond.
Louise was born on June 22, 1921 in Wayne County and had lived most of her life there except for a few years in Henry County, farming with her husband Ralph H. Rusk. They were married October 12, 1940 in Richmond by Rev. F. C. McCormick. She was a 1939 graduate of Lincoln High School in Cambridge City and was a member of Harrison Home Makers Extension Club and IEHA, Jacksonburg Christian Church, and Ladies Aid. She loved the outdoors, her garden, flowers and butterflies. She also loved quilting and sewing baby quilts for Birth Rite for whom she had made over 1000.
Survivors are her children; Donald (Libby) Rusk of Richmond, David (Geneva) Rusk of Centerville and Linda (Gary Kost) Rusk of Indianapolis, IN; half sister Mary Jane Mockobee of Marion, IN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Rusk on October 30, 1999; mother Mary Hauk and step-father Harlan Hauk; also half-brother Harold Hauk
Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Chapel in Cambridge City on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 11:00 am until start of services at 1:00 pm. Rev. Stan Eastman will be officiating. Burial will follow in Zion’s Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jacksonburg Christian Church.

Stephen E. Weaver

Centerville, IN - E. Louise (Lamb) Rusk, 95, of Centerville, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Brookdale Senior Living in Richmond.
Louise was born on June 22, 1921 in Wayne County and had lived most of her life there except for a few years in Henry County, farming with her husband Ralph H. Rusk. They were married October 12, 1940 in Richmond by Rev. F. C. McCormick. She was a 1939 graduate of Lincoln High School in Cambridge City and was a member of Harrison Home Makers Extension Club and IEHA, Jacksonburg Christian Church, and Ladies Aid. She loved the outdoors, her garden, flowers and butterflies. She also loved quilting and sewing baby quilts for Birth Rite for whom she had made over 1000.
Survivors are her children; Donald (Libby) Rusk of Richmond, David (Geneva) Rusk of Centerville and Linda (Gary Kost) Rusk of Indianapolis, IN; half sister Mary Jane Mockobee of Marion, IN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Rusk on October 30, 1999; mother Mary Hauk and step-father Harlan Hauk; also half-brother Harold Hauk
Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Chapel in Cambridge City on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 11:00 am until start of services at 1:00 pm. Rev. Stan Eastman will be officiating. Burial will follow in Zion’s Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jacksonburg Christian Church., IN - Stephen E. Weaver, 66, of Losantville, passed away on Sunday evening, November 6, 2016, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born at Henry County Hospital, New Castle, on November 11, 1949 to Berton and Margaret (Heckathorn) Weaver of Losantville.
Steve was a 1968 graduate of Union High School, Modoc. He retired after 30 years with Dana Corp. at Hagerstown and was a mamber of UAW Local 1501. He was a former school bus driver for both Union and Blue River Valley School Corporations. Steve served on the Losantville Town Board for many years. He was a member of Antioch Christian Church, where he served as a trustee.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Carol (Burgess) Weaver; his sons, Scott Weaver of Spiceland, Rick (Tina) Dobbs of Evansville and Jody Dobbs of Florida; granddaughters Morgan Weaver and Chelsea Weaver of Spiceland, Ashley Coomes of Evansville; grandsons Logan Weaver of Spiceland, Zachary Dalton of Florence, KY and Brice Saddler of Evansville; a brother, Randy (Cindy) Weaver of Losantville and a sister, Nancy (John) Beard of Lake City, FL; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters and brothers-in-law Ruby(Ted) Lindsey, Stella Karr, Jeannette (John) Lamb and Ruth (Bill) Deady.
Services are Thursday, November 10, at Antioch Christian Church, Losantville. Pastor David Craw officiated with burial at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.

November 9th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

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November 2nd, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Rick D. Davenport

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Rick D. Davenport, 59, of Modoc, Indiana, passed away on October 25, 2016. He was born January 31, 1957 in New Castle, Indiana to the late Carl and Zelpha Davenport.

  Rick attended Hagerstown Community Schools. He was formerly employed at Wayne Works. Rick was a family man who loved to spend time with his family. He also loved playing music for the Lord and was an avid Colts Fan.

  Survivors include his wife Kristy Davenport, his children: Brandi (Greg) O’Conner, Summer (Mike) Wall and Rikki Davenport; his brother Larry Davenport; his sisters Mary Hurt and Margie Bates; 9 grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Lanny Davenport; and his sisters Nancy Broiles and Lori Johnson.

  Funeral services were Saturday October 29, 2016 at Community Family Funeral Home, 101 West Main Street, Richmond, Indiana. Burial was in West Lawn Cemetery, Hagerstown.

  Condolences may be sent via the guest book at www.communityfamilyfh.com

Dale Charles "Trigger" Harrison

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Dale Charles "Trigger" Harrison passed away October 25, 2016 at Fayette Regional Hospital in Connersville after a long illness. He was born October 3, 1943 in Manchester Kentucky to James and Pearl Jarvis Harrison Benge and lived in Richmond most of his life.

  He is survived by his two sons Dale Harrison of Richmond, Curt Harrison of Liberty, one daughter Tina Rene (Tony) Blevins of Hagerstown, four brothers James (Loretta) Harrison of Richmond, William Harrison of London, Kentucky, Dennis Harrison of Centerville, Fornie (Sherri) Benge of Richmond, five sisters Gale (Jim) Newberry of Mesa, Arizona, Wanda Schneider of Liberty, Judy Putala of Liberty, Shirley (David) King of Centerville, Debra Kay Jones of Muncie, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

  He is preceded in death by his parents and one daughter Margaret Ann Harrison.

  Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com.

Raymond C. Davis

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Raymond C. Davis, age 91, of Richmond, died Thursday, October 27, 2016, at his home.

  Born January 3, 1925, in Union County, Indiana, to Thomas H. and Dessie Wade Davis, Ray lived in Greens Fork and Richmond for most of his life. He volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army during W.W. II, including service in the China-Burma-India Theater, where he was awarded the bronze star medal, and served again during the Korean War. Ray graduated in 1943 from Clay Township High School in Greens Fork, Indiana, earned his bachelor’s degree in teaching from Earlham College, and his master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Ball State University. He worked as a teacher and counselor for Richmond Community Schools, including at Riley, Highland, and Pleasant View schools, retiring in 1987. Ray was a member of West Richmond Friends Meeting, the ‘Supper Club’, Elks Lodge #649, YMCA Y’s Men, Richmond Classroom Teachers Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library, and a founding member of Wayne Teachers Federal Credit Union. He was honored as a Master Cabinetmaker by the International Guild of Miniature Artisans.

  Survivors include his daughter, Adriene (Donald) Kalugyer of Greenwood, Indiana; grandchildren, Rachel (Tony) Beamon and Malcolm Kalugyer, both of Greenwood, Indiana; great-grandchildren, Emma and Nathan; sister-in-law, Willodean Smith Clinkenbeard; nieces; and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 63 years, Angae Lou Smith Davis, who died on August 20, 2013; parents; sisters, Lucille Fewell, Illene Haisley, Nell Ridge, and Phyllis Cheesman; brothers, Robert, Bill, and Herschel Davis; and seven nephews.

  Visitation for Raymond C. Davis will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Perry Anderson of Greenwood Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.

  Memorial contributions may be made to: West Richmond Friends Meeting, 609 West Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 North 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or Wayne County Historical Museum, 1150 North A Street, Richmond, IN 47374.

  Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

October 26th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Charles D. Paddock

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Charles D. Paddock, 94, a long time Hagerstown resident, died at his home, near Greenfield, on Monday, October 17, 2016.
He was born near Millville on March 9, 1922 to Charles M. and Lydia O. (Stonecipher) Paddock and lived most of his life in the Hagerstown area. He had resided in the Greenfield area for the past 10 years.
He was a 1940 graduate of Hagerstown High School. Charles served with the US Army during WW II and was stationed in London and Weisbaden, Germany. During that time he was active with United Nation Forces Witness Team. An accountant, he retired from Perfect Circle / Dana Corp. after 35 years of service. Following his retirement, he was employed by the Hagerstown Exponent, Perfect Circle Credit Union and Lydia's Restaurant. He was an income tax preparer for 27 years.
He was a 55 year member of Hagerstown Optimist Club and a member of Henry County Historical Society.
Survivors include 2 children, Carol (Stephen Peck) Paddock of Indianapolis and Stephen C. Paddock of Colombia, SC; 2 grandsons, David Peck and Daniel Peck, both of Indianapolis and a sister, Mary Louise Paddock Slaughterbeck, of West Milgrove, OH.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Velma (Overman) Paddock; a daughter, Janet Sue Paddock and 4 sisters, Doris Paddock Riley, Vera Paddock Wilson Taylor, Marian Paddock Colvin and Blanche Paddock Petty.
Services were Monday, October 24, at Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren. Pastor Brian Mackie officiated with burial in Brick Cemetery.
Special thanks to the loving, caring Building Memories staff, especially the Schwering/Keele family.
Memorials may be made to Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 225, Hagerstown, IN 47346 or to Hagerstown Optimist Club, P.O. Box 137, Hagerstown, IN 47346.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.

Eldon Holcomb

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Eldon Ray Holcomb, 84, a resident of Hagerstown passed away Sunday morning, October 16, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born January 30, 1932 in Rogersville to the late Robert Glen and Bernetha L. (Houser) Holcomb.
Eldon attended Blountsville and Mooreland High Schools and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He retired from Dana Corp., Hagerstown in 1983 after 30 years of service. Eldon had also worked as a tour guide at the Wilbur Wright Birthplace for many years. An avid hunter and outdoorsman, Eldon enjoyed gardening, reading and story telling. A loving and compassionate man, he never met a stranger and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include six children: Steve Holcomb of Hagerstown, Ed (Mary) Holcomb of New Castle, Brenda (Bruce) Berg of Mooreland, Rita Holcomb (Richard Woodall) of East Palatka, FL, Monte Holcomb of Mooreland and Mark (Cindy) Holcomb of Fairland; thirteen grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; five siblings: Helen Gossage, Norma Crandall, Dorothy Pope and Larry Holcomb, all of New Castle and Mary Lou Cartwright of Andrews; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents, Eldon was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years: Barbara Ann Holcomb in 2003; a sister: Betty Fleming; brothers: Robert "Bud" and Dickie Holcomb, and an infant brother, Harold Edward Holcomb.
A memorial service was Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Thomas Current officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to the New Castle Henry County Public Library, 376 S. 15th St. New Castle, IN 47362 or the Wilbur Wright Birthplace, 1525 N. County Road 750 E, Hagerstown, IN 47346.
Online condolences and memories of Eldon may be shared at www.hinsey-brown.com.

Mary Edith Brown

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Mary Edith Brown, 90, a long time Hagerstown resident, died at her home in Richmond on Saturday, October 22, 2016.
She was born in Flatrock, Indiana, in Shelby County on June 2, 1926 to John and Addie Sweat. Following graduation from Kennard High School in 1944, she worked at Reiner’s Grocery and Sears in New Castle. She later worked at the Delco Remy plant in Anderson and then for 27 years at Dana in Hagerstown where she was in Quality Control.
Mary married Roy W. Brown on April 30, 1949 and they were married until his death in February of 2015. Together, Mary & Roy were active for many years in politics, working hard to support candidates they believed in such as Congressman David MacIntosh. Mary was proud to have met many prominent Republicans including former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Ohio governor John Kasich.
A born homemaker, Mary loved to sew and created many beautiful dresses for her daughter when she was a little girl and also made curtains in practically every house she lived in over the years. Mary also loved to bake and her kids remember that the large brown ceramic cookie jar in their kitchen was always filled with their mother’s oatmeal, peanut butter or chocolate chip cookies for after school treats. In addition, Mary’s pies were legendary, especially her amazing apple pie. She would happily share her recipes, but no one seemed to be able to make the pies half as well as Mary did. Mary also made fabulous soups, and her split pea soup and beef vegetable soup were enjoyed countless times by family and friends. At Christmas she always made Bourbon Balls, and those who were fortunate enough to get some as a gift asked for more next Christmas. Before anyone had ever heard of Martha Stewart, Mary often purchased what seemed to be old, ruined furniture at garage sales, and through much hard work would turn used items into beautiful antiques that were admired by all who visited her home. An expert wallpaperer, Mary not only adorned walls in her own homes but was always willing to help out friends and family members by working alongside them in hanging wallpaper.
Mary took up oil painting in the early 1960s and went on to produce many paintings over the years, even selling some to friends and strangers. She loved vibrant colors, and her favorite subjects were sunflowers and farm scenes that reminded her of her childhood days.
Travel was another one of Mary’s favorite things to do. Her favorite place to visit was Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she was always up before everyone else to walk in solitude on the beach. She also enjoyed visits to Disney World, Washington DC, New York City, New Jersey, Savannah and Baltimore with her family.
Mary also loved to play Euchre and was an avid reader until her eyesight failed her in her mid 80s.
Mary was pre-deceased by her parents, her sisters, Betty Anderson and Roberta Jay, and her husband. She is survived by her son George (Lois) of Richmond, daughter Marilyn Clark (Tom) of Cincinnati, granddaughter Julie Stewart (Jeff) of Cincinnati, grandson Brian Clark (Linda) of Cincinnati and great-grandsons Thomas, John, Daniel and Jacob Stewart. She is also survived by a step-grandson Doug Owens (Brooke) and step-great granddaughter Sydney Owens of Richmond. Mary was a firm believer in God and Jesus Christ with whom she will spend eternity.
Visitation will be 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 3:30 PM. Pastor Bob Clark will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonffh.com

Earl Fredrick "Fred" Johnson

Earl Fredrick “Fred” Johnnson 77 of Richmond passed away October 16, 2016 at his home after a long illness. He was born November 16, 1938 in Preble Co. Ohio, to William O. and Edna Hayslett Johnson and lived here all of his life.
He retired after 34 years from RP&L.
He served as a corporal in the Marine Corps.
He was a member of the Whitewater Valley Harley Davidson Chapter, National “HOG” Members, Richmond Lodge #196 F&AM, Scottish Right Indianapolis Valley.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years Gloria; one son Fredrick Allen (Michelle) Johnson, one daughter Christine Marie (Jeff) Ballenger, one step- daughter Tammy (Mike) Sullenbarger, three step-sons Brian Howard (Lori) Powell, James Ray (Samantha) Powell, Jerry Scott (Carla) Powell, fourteen grandchildren Catelin Aucoin, Jeffrey Ballenger, Dalton Johnson, Danielle Ames, Mason, Chloe Sullenbarger, Brant, Amanda, Jordan Powell, Jerrad Dennis, Abbie, Madyson Powell, Jamie, Christee Powell, three great grandchildren, one sister Rhea (Ed) Adams of Fountain City, three brothers William (Judy) Johnson of Richmond, David (Jessie) Johnson of Williamsburg, Edward (Leslie) Johnson of Lewisville, Texas, several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Services were Wednesday October 19, 2016 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with his friend Mike Mullins and sister in law Janice Guyette speaking. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com.

October 19th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Mary Ellen Riley

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Mary Ellen Riley, age 84, of Richmond, died Monday, October 10, 2016, at Friends Fellowship Community.

  Born February 1, 1932, in Coroapolis, Pennsylvania, to Benjamin and Melda Schramm Wampler, Mary Ellen lived most of her life in this community. She worked at Johns Manville as a secretary, retiring in 1992 after 36 years of service. Mary Ellen was a member of the American Legion Harry Ray Post #65 Women’s Auxillary, Richmond Senior Community Center, and Widowed Persons Service in Richmond. She had been a member of First English Lutheran Church for 74 years.

  Survivors include her sisters, Shirley Lee and Kay Smith, both of Richmond; nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and many friends, including special friends, Jim and Anita Marshall of Florida, Edna Mikesell of Richmond, and Betty Stohler of Hagerstown, Indiana.

  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Virgil Mahoney who died in 1978; second husband, Theodore Riley who died in 1990; and parents.

  Funeral services were Monday, October 17, 2016, at First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond with Pastor John Walker officiating. Entombment was in the Earlham Memorial Mausoleum.

  Memorial contributions may be made to: First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

  Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Elaine Rogers

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Ruth Elaine Rogers, age 73, of Richmond, died Thursday, October 13, 2016, at Reid Health.

  Born April 25, 1943, in Anderson, Indiana, to James Kyle and Ruth E. Whetsel Fields, Ruth lived most of her life in Hagerstown, Indiana and Richmond. She graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1961. Ruth worked for Belden. She retired from Reid Hospital after working in Home Health Care Services. Ruth also worked in the offices of Domingo L. Ang, M.D. and Angela Burke, D.D.S. She attended Webster United Methodist Church. Ruth loved traveling, going to casinos, bowling, and playing cards. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. The love of her life was her family and attending their school functions.

  Survivors include her husband of 53 years, William J. Rogers; daughter, Traci (Jeff) Moistner of Richmond; sons, Terry (Stephanie) Rogers of Richmond and Trevor (Tammy) Rogers of Eaton, Ohio; grandchildren, Harli Rogers, Austin Steck, Owen Rogers, Dakota and Courtney Childers, and Logan and Austin Moistner; great-grandchildren, Briele and Brenna; nephew, Brian Fields of Greens Fork, Indiana; aunts; uncle; cousins; and many friends, including her beloved dog, Kobe.

  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gene Kyle Fields.

  Funeral services were Monday, October 17, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. James L. Girdley officiating. Burial was in West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown.

  Memorial contributions may be made to: Lupus Foundation of America - Indiana Chapter, 9302 North Meridian Street, Suite 203, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

  Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Sibyl Gay Price

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Sibyl Gay Price, age 97, of Richmond, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Arbor Trace Exceptional Senior Living.

  Born September 17, 1919, in Mark Tree, Arkansas, to Argus Ostry and Drucilla Steele Holloway, Sibyl lived in Richmond most of her life. She graduated from Morton High School in 1938. Sibyl worked as an accountant for AVCO, retiring in 1970 after 18 years of service. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Richmond Arts Club.

  Survivors include her daughter, Janet (Paul) Vertesch of Centerville, Indiana; grandchildren, Jana Drew of Centerville, Jeff (Portia) Drew of New Mexico, Andra (Jr.) Solis and Shannon Hicks, both of Hagerstown, and Tyler (Amanda) Dougherty of Westfield, Indiana; great-grandchildren, Mikenzie (Jacob) Stewart, Madison, Bailey, and Derek Davis, Sammy and Isabella Solis, Mason Hicks, and twins, Emma and Ellie Hicks; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Malvern ‘Mal’ Price who died September 2, 2012; daughter, Joan Dougherty; and brother, Herschel Holloway.

  Funeral services were Monday, October 17, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Ronald Naylor officiating. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to: Richmond Art Museum, P.O. Box 816, Richmond, IN 47375 or Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46209-4830.

  Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

C. Darrell Stephenson

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C. Darrell Stephenson, age 66, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at his home.

  Born May 29, 1950, in Richmond, Indiana, to Kenneth H. and Lillian M. Johnson Stephenson, Darrell was a life-long resident of Wayne County. He graduated from Richmond High School in 1968. Darrell served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked as an auto mechanic for the Richmond Police Department for 18 years. Darrell was a member of the Amvets Post 38 and a former member of the John Hennigar F.O.P. Lodge #63.

  Survivors include his daughter, Danielle Brittenham of Centerville, Indiana; sons, Derrick Stephenson of Richmond and Dale, Cameron, Dominick, Josh, and Jason Stephenson; grandchildren, Hunter Whited and Holden Hampton; sisters, Kim Scott of Richmond and Denise Stephenson of Liberty; brother, John Stephenson of Williamsburg, Indiana; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Connie Bell.

  A memorial gathering for C. Darrell Stephenson was Monday, October 17, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date.

  Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

H. Virginia Wittman

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H. Virginia Wittman, age 90, formerly of Wayne County, died Tuesday, October 4, 2016, in Noblesville, Indiana.

  Born May 8, 1926, in Richmond, Indiana, to George and Margaret Karcher Niewoehner, Virginia lived most of her life in Richmond and Greens Fork.

  She worked in the Cost Accounting Department at NATCO for 35 years. Virginia was a member of the Centerville Women’s Club, An’ North Homemakers Club, and Clay Township Historical & Preservation Society. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she served on the finance committee.

  Survivors include her son, Christopher Wittman (Susan Tancock) of Noblesville; grandchildren, Calla and Suzanna Wittman, Madeline Arnott, and Michael Shew; son-in-law, Rick (Becky) Arnott of Fishers, Indiana; sisters-in-law, Joann Wittman of Dublin, Indiana and Patricia Wittman of Muncie, Indiana; nieces; nephews; and many friends, including special friend, Rhea Toschlog.

  She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, John C. Wittman; daughter, Jo Anna Wittman Arnott; grandson, Colin Arnott; parents; sister, Betty Anderson; and brother, Dick Niewoehner.

  Funeral services were Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church with Reverend Dr. Daniel Nugent officiating. A private burial was in Lutherania Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Jo Anna Wittman Arnott Memorial Scholarship, 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., Ballantine Hall, Room 442, Bloomington, IN 47405, Attn: Patricia Ingham, Dept. Chairman.

  Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Billy Clay Lanter

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Billy Clay Lanter, 71, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Reid Hospital.

  He was born in Rushville on November 11, 1944 to James E. and Gladys M. (Fooks) Lanter. He lived most of his life in the Hagerstown area. Bill was a graduate of Union School, Modoc, served with the U.S. Army and was a retired employee of Perfect Circle/ Dana Corp. He attended New Life Holiness Church. He was a member of American Legion Post 333 and a former member of AMVETS Post 38, Greens Fork.

  Survivors include his wife, Naomi (Siggers) Lanter; six children, Bilinna Davis (Gordon), Troy Lanter (Jackie), Davina Lanter (Brent), Tyrone Lanter, Bobby Gibson (Gwen) and John Sheets; 14 grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua, Stephen, Molly, Jordon, Christina, Lauren, Makayla, Jarid, Shayna, Seth, Scott, Johnathan and Samantha; 6 great-grandchildren, Gage, Mason, Lexy, Peyten, Colt and Kassandra; 5 siblings, Doug Lanter (Nancy), David Lanter, James Lanter (Hollie)), Marge McInnis and Judy McGuire; a sister-in-law, Yvonne Lanter and numerous nieces and nephews.

  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rebecca Lanter, a brother, Ted Lanter and a sister, Patty Perry.

  Services will be at 1:00 PM Thursday, October 20, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Rev. Ron Coleman will officiate. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

  Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 333.

Howard Max Woods

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Howard Max Woods, 78, of Hagerstown, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 15, 2016, surrounded by family, following a short illness.

  He was born in New Castle on July 9, 1938 and was raised in Hagerstown by Paul and Ruby Dale.

  He received an Associate Degree from Fisher College. He served with the US Army, 1955 to 1979, retiring as Operations Sergeant and served 2 tours in Vietnam. He was later employed by Dana Corp. and, for 14 years, owned and operated Dutch Oven Bakery. He was a life long member of Hagerstown First United Methodist Church.

  He was past master of Hagerstown Lodge #49 F&AM, past Grand Chancellor, Knights of Pythians Crescent Lodge #33, past Imperial Prince, DOKK Lodge #33, a member of Hagerstown Rotary Club, a member of American Legion Post 333, and a former member of Hagerstown Town Council.

  Survivors include his wife, Angelika (Stoltz) Woods; 7 children, Donna (Gary) Cail, Linda (Robert) Williams, Barbara (Omar) Harris, Shirley Cosenze, Brenda (Matthew) Weiss, Michael (Jennifer) Woods and David (Kathrin) Woods; 26 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Judy Klacking and Jane Hall.

  Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, with Masonic and Pythian memorial services beginning at 7:00 p.m.

  The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, DUMC, Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710.

October 12th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Camilla R. Frazer

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Mrs. Camilla R. Frazer, 95, formerly of Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 4, from Altenheim Health and Living in Beech Grove.

  She was born on April 2, 1921 in Richmond, Indiana to Omar S. and Clara E. Luthenfels Clark.

  Mrs. Frazer lived most of her life in Williamsburg before moving to Beech Grove in 2004. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing and knitting and was a member of the former Williamsburg United Methodist Church.

  Mrs. Frazer will be missed by her daughter, Pat (Richard) Lee; son & daughter-in-law, Jon (Karen) Chamness; step-daughters, Carolyn (Mose) Tutterrow and Brenda (Gary) Butler; step-son, Robert (Nancy) Frazer; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

  Mrs. Frazer was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Howard Chamness, in 1960; and second husband, James R. Frazer, in 1982.

  A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Frank Monroe at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 8, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Williamsburg Cemetery.

Rachel Lavern Holler Pitts

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Rachel Lavern Holler Pitts, 84, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at Arbor Trace in Richmond.

  She was born in New Castle to Eber and Minnie (Lovegrove) Holler. She attended Hagerstown High School. On September 11, 1949 she married Richard E. Pitts and was a farm wife for 66 years, until his death in 2015. Rachel had also been employed at Abbott's Candy Shop. She attended New Testament Church of Christ.

  Survivors include three children, Rebecca Pitts, Ramona Owens and Randy Pitts, all of Hagerstown; six granddaughters, Jennifer (Matt) Lake, Abigail (Jeff) Marshall, Tabitha (Jon) Robinson, Serena Owens, Jill (Bryan) Curts and Lindsay Pitts; six great-grandchildren; two nieces.

  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ervin Holler.

  Services were on Saturday, September 8, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Paul Gearhardt will officiated with burial in Brick Cemetery.

  Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.

John W "Jay" Campbell

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John W "Jay" Campbell, 57, of Elwood, died Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at St. Vincent Heart Hospital, Indianapolis, following a brief illness.

  He was born in Elwood on July 4, 1959 to John F. and Dolores (Caskey) Campbell and was a life long resident of the area. Jay owned and operated a metal casting and excavation business.

  Survivors include his mother, Dolores Schoen; a sister, Sue Campbell Hiatt (David); his step-mother, Henrietta Cupp; two nephews, Ben Hiatt (Amanda) and Jacob Hiatt; a great-niece, Lainey Hiatt and many cousins.

  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Nathan Campbell in 1987.

  Services were Saturday, October 8, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor David Craw officiated.

  Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite animal shelter.

  Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Pauline L. Cottongim

Hagerstown, IN-= Pauline L. Cottongim, 99, a former resident of the Hagerstown area, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at Heritage House of Richmond, where she had resided for the past several years. She was born in Detroit, MI on January 14, 1918 to Murray and Ethel (Crews) Burke. She lived in many places, including Franklin andWayne Counties. She was a member of Old Franklin Church.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Patrick Allred and Nelson Jay Allred; five grandchildren, Patrick J. Allred, Michael Brent Allred, Molly Rhodus, James Clarence Allred and Nancy Pauline Allred; three greatgrandchildren, Wendy Sue Lockridge, Patrick Michael Allred and Heather Kay Knollman; six great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by four husbands, Virgil J. Allred, Clifford B. Schiely, Nolan Klemme and Gilbert Cottongim.
Visitation will be 10 to 11 AM on Thursday, March 23, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 11 AM. Burial will be in Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, OH.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh. com

March 22, 2017 Obituaries

Sue Joan Quick

Sue Joan Quick, age 83, of Richmond, Indiana, went to her heavenly home Friday, March 17, 2017, at Reid Health.

Born August 24, 1933, in Wayne County, Indiana, to Walter E. and Orpha Coby Crouse Mortiboy, Sue was a life-long resident of this community.

She was a graduate of Lincoln High School. Sue worked as a cashier for Ford’s Food Center, Cox’s Supermarket Inc., Lo-Bill Foods, and Marsh Supermarket. She formerly worked as a secretary for Balanced Line Casket Company and Perfect Circle. While working at Perfect Circle in Hagerstown, Sue was a member of the Singing Secretaries, who sang at the inauguration for President Eisenhower. She was a member of the Centerville Christian Church, where she was the financial secretary for many years, involved in the music ministry, and served as a children’s Sunday School teacher. Sue loved to read and enjoyed music and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Shelley Dailey of Richmond; granddaughter, Kacie (Alex) Fleck of Leonardtown, Maryland; great-grandchildren, Gretchen, Audrey, Nick, and Daniel; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Nadine Brown.

Visitation for Sue Joan Quick will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, at Centerville Christian Church, 111 North Morton Avenue, Centerville. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Centerville Christian Church with Pastor Terry Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Centerville Christian Church for the Missions Program, 111 North Morton Avenue, Centerville, IN 47330.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Jack Kimble

Jack Kimble, 87, of Hagerstown, died Friday, March 17, 2017, at Henry Community Health, New Castle.

He was born in Anderson on January 3, 1930 to Wayne O. and Cluster (Reeves) Kimble. He had resided in Hagerstown since 1994, moving here from Daleville. Jack was a graduate of Anderson High School, where he participated in track and cross country. He was a retired employee of Delco-Remy in Anderson. He was a member of Congregational Christian Church, United Church of Christ, a member and past-master of Hagerstown Lodge #49, F&AM and a member and past-chancellor of Knights of Pythias Lodge #33, New Castle. An avid fisherman, Jack enjoyed making and selling fishing lures. He was an enthusiastic euchre player and enjoyed time with family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanenne (Lamb) Kimble; a daughter, Jennifer Witsken (Mike) of Noblesville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a step-son, Paul Sterling (Bev) of Connersville; a sister, Nancy Allen (Ronnie) of Alexandria and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three children, Mark Kimble, Jerry Kimble and Rebecca Summitt; five siblings, Dale Kimble, Phyllis Burke, Clay Kimble, Paul Kimble and Shirley Lester.

Visitation will be from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Monday, March 20, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. A Masonic memorial service and funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM. Rev. Ray Armstrong will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org or 9075 N. Meridian St., Ste. 150, Indianapolis, IN   46260.

Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

March 15, 2017 Obituaries

Barbara Ann Clements

Prarie Heights, IN - Barbara Ann (Neal) Clements, 82, of Prairie Heights, passed away Sunday afternoon March 5, 2017 at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center in New Castle, Indiana after a brief illness.
A daughter of the late Oscor and Helen (Poer) Neal, Barbara was born in New Castle, Indiana on August 31, 1934. She was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School with the class of 1952. Barbara was a seamstress at Draper Shade and retired after 39 years of service. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling to play on courses in several states. She even made a hole in one. Barbara enjoyed all sports especially I.U. Basketball and Oakland Raider Football. This was a fun time of year for her because of her excitement during the NCAA “March Madness” Tournament. In her leisure, Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family, playing Phase 10 cards on Saturday evenings, sewing and cooking.
Survivors include her 2 sons, Claris “June” (Vicki Walters) Clements of New Castle and Mark (Tammy Vawter) of Spiceland; 4 grandchildren, Zachary (Morgan Gormon) Clements and Joshua Clements of Spiceland, Alicia (Trent Branham) Clements and Andrea (Wade Hoskins) Snow of New Castle; 6 great grandchildren, Baylor and Lexi Clements and Keagan York of Spiceland, Kaya and Iley Hoskins and Stella Branham of New Castle; brother, Ralph Neal of Sulphur Springs; sister in-law, Carylon Neal of Florida; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Claris Clements; 2 children, Vicki and Terry Clements; sister, Deloris McGee; brother, Richard Neal.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday March 10th at the South Mound Cemetery- West Lawn Addition in New Castle. Pastor Roby Wood will officiate. The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Sue C. Scott

Parker City, IN - Sue C. Scott, 83, passed away Monday morning February 6, 2017 at Parker Health Care Center in Parker City. She was born March 5, 1933 in Muncie Indiana to James Harvey Proudfoot and Dorothy Kathryn (Worl) Proudfoot.
Sue was a graduate of Muncie Central High School class of 1950 and attended two years at Indiana University. On June 22, 1952, Sue married the love of her life, Donald Scott, and embraced her new roles as homemaker and pastor’s wife.
Sue and Don actively ministered together for 40 years serving seven United Church of Christ congregations in Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. She served as moderator of the Indiana-Kentucky Conference and on a national board of the UCC. She served on the school board in Tell City, Indiana. She launched a successful travel business organizing group outings that grew from bus trips to regional shows and attractions to international tours of Ireland, Germany, and the Panama Canal.
Most importantly, Sue was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. She leaves behind her loving husband Donald Scott, her eight children: Jerry (Brenda) Scott, Albert Lea, MN; Ann (Harold Jr.) Cornell, Sharpsburg, MD; Ken (Sue) Scott, Rockaway, NJ; Barry (Shannon) Scott, Manchester, MO; Bob (Julie) Scott, Albany, IN; Ed (Julie) Proudfoot, Merrillville, IN; Jim (Sarah) Proudfoot, Brownsburg, IN; Tony (Natalie) Proudfoot, Tucson, AZ; 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, James Proudfoot.
A Celebration of Life service was held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the High Street United Methodist Church at 219 S High Street Muncie, Indiana, officiated by Charlotte Overmyer and Don Kaufman.
Burial will be privately at Gardens of Memory. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the church or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made to the family in care of www.parsonmortuary.com

Alfred Douglas Statzer

Alfred Douglas "Doug" Statzer, 85, of Fountain City, IN passed away Friday evening, March 10, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 28, 1931 in Richmond, IN the son of Alfred Thomas and Gertrude Irene (Walsh) Statzer. He honorably served in the US Army during WWII.

Doug retired in 1989 after 23 years with Beldon Corporation of Richmond, IN. He was a member of Lynn Friends Church of Lynn, IN.

He leaves to cherish his memory two brothers, Charles Merlin Parks of North Vernon, IN and Melvin Leroy Parks of New Paris, OH; three sisters, Norma Jean Dodd (husband, Randy) of Trenton, OH, Patricia Enney (husband, Dan) of Carmel, IN and Caroline Williams of Pigeon Forge, TN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Robert Gene Statzer.

A service to celebrate Doug's life will be 12 noon, Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Thomas Memorial Chapel of Lynn, IN. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery of Fountain City, IN. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 11 am to service time on Thursday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonshookfuneralhomes.com.

Jill Wasson Pierce

Jill Wasson Pierce, age 82, a longtime Henry County resident, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Reid Hospital in Richmond.

She was born August 12, 1934 in Shelbyville, IN, a daughter of the late Carl and Mothaleen Nicholson Byard.

She made her home in Henry County most of her life, and was a graduate of New Castle High School.

Jill had been an active member of New Hope Church in Lewisville for many years and attended the New Testament Church of Christ in Hagerstown. She was the owner of the Red Door Antiques and had served as a volunteer for the Red Cross.

Jill was very creative and was an excellent floral designer and decorator. She was an excellent seamstress, she enjoyed journaling was a historian and will be remembered as a lady who always had her "heart" and "home" open for anyone in need.

She enjoyed gardening, flowers, vegetables and herbs. Jill was a supporter of mission through her church and loved family activities and sharing time with her church family.

Left to cherish her loving memory include: three children, William Mark Wasson, New Castle, Susan Moore (Lester), Hagerstown, and Wendy Root, Florida; seven grandchildren, Erin Beth (Matt) Buckaloo, Oklahoma, Mark Wasson (Cresta), Missouri, Karrie Brook (Dustin) Craig, Economy, IN, Kelli Wasson, New Castle, Tyler Bozenbury, Florida, Kortney (Neal) Warner, Indianapolis, Kylee Hampon, Florida; 13 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, and the Claude and Susan Cowan family.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, a granddaughter, Megan Moore, her husband of 45 years, Robert G. Wasson, her 2nd husband, Ray Pierce, a special aunt and uncle, Carl and Alice Harris, and 2 brothers, Bobby Dale and Billy Jack.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Macer-Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Rev. Jim Nichols officiating. Burial was in Lewisville Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to www.macerhall.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice. Macer-Hall funerals directors were honored to conduct the service for Jill Wasson Pierce.

Harold  Wiley

Richmond, IN - Harold Wiley, 73, passed away Wednesday morning March 8, 2017 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. A son of the late Rex and Carrie (Morris) Wiley, Harold was born in Connersville, Indiana on March 1, 1944. Harold graduated from Connersville High School with the class of 1962 and from Ball State University in 1966 with a Bachelors Degree in English and Journalism. He did his Master level classes at Indiana University- East and Southeast. When Harold was 15 years old, he began dancing on the Midwestern Hayride television program on WLW in Cincinnati. By the time he ended his career in 1969 he had became the program’s lead male dancer and had traveled on their road show during the summer months to perform at several State Fairs. Harold taught Junior and Senior High School level classes at Greensburg, Richmond, Connersville and had been Junior Class Sponsor at Union-Modoc from 1988 until his retirement in 2006. He had taken on other career paths (1973-1988) during his teaching carer which included, Production Manager of the Dale Rogers Center for Handicapped Adults in Oklahoma City and Assistant Director of the FATE Center in Connersville . Harold was an avid race fan and enjoyed NASCAR and attending qualifications for the Indy 500. In his leisure, Harold enjoyed reading and writing poetry.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, the former Martha Thompson, whom he married at the Bentonville Christian Church on June 3, 1967; 3 nieces Yvonne (Don) Cope of Fountain City, Laura (Dennis) Higdon of Nashville and Amy (Brad) Carr of Maineville, OH; 3 nephews Chris (Margo) Bryant of Cincinnati, OH, Laverne Wiley of Pittsboro, NC and Ben Bryant of Muncie.
Harold was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Robert and Morris Rex “Check” Wiley and his nephew, Timothy Revalee.
Funeral services will be held at the Bentonville Christian Church at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday March 14, 2017. Pastor Don Miller will officiate. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Visitation will be on Monday March 13 from 4-7 p.m. at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Diabetes Association, Parkinson Disease Foundation or HELP the Animals Shelter with envelopes provided by the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Mark D. "Hilby" Hilbert

Cambridge City, IN - Mark D. "Hilby" Hilbert, 68, of Cambridge City, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
He was born in New Castle on February 3, 1949 to James and Estella (Thompson) Hilbert. He was a former Hagerstown resident and had lived in the Modoc area for 16 years before moving to Cambridge City in 2010.
Mark was a former Hagerstown Police Officer and a long time employee of Remsco in Richmond. He was well known as a small engine mechanic. He enjoyed classic cars, was a private pilot and a member of Academy of Model Aeronautics.
Survivors include his long time companion, Linda Rangel; two sons, Shawn Hilbert (Rachel) of Hagerstown and Robby Hilbert (Courtney) of Cambridge City; four grandchildren, Kaylee, Damian, Morgan and Deegan; five siblings, Les Hilbert of Bristol, VA, Dean Hilbert of New Castle, Don Hilbert of Hagerstown, Judy Haisley of Richmond and Marvin Hilbert of Temperance, MI; nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Virgil Hilbert.
Visitation will be 11 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, March 11, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 1:00 PM. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to A Better Life-Brianna's Hope, P.O. Box 52, Hagerstown, IN 47346.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Ester Porter Barker

Greens Fork, IN - Ester Porter Barker 82 of Greens Fork died March 6, 2017 at Reid Health after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 13, 1934 in Morehead, Kentucky to George and Mary Boggs Porter and lived in Wayne County most of her life. She was a homemaker, a member of the Pentecostal Church, and loved her family.

Survivors include four children Jerry (Dianne) Barker of Richmond, Roger Barker of Greens Fork, Martie (Mike) Drook of Richmond, and Chris Barker of Greens Fork, nine grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, four sisters Hazel and June Conn, Jewell Tomlin, and Vada Bledsoe, two brothers Willard and Gary Porter, nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Hershal, who died February 16, 2001, two children Jackie and Pennie Barker, two brothers Lester and Wade Porter, and three sisters Clarie Reynolds, Nellie Gillian, and Joyce Ann Porter are also deceased.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Friday March 10, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Salem Baptist Cemetery.
Friends may call 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to Reid Foundation for Hospice Care 1100 Reid Parkway Richmond, Indiana 47374.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

Olivia Dawn Daugherty

Williamsburg, IN - Olivia Dawn Daugherty, 28, of Williamsburg, passed away on Sunday, March 5.
Olivia was born in Richmond, Indiana on May 25, 1988. She attended Northeastern High School and National Trail High School. Olivia loved her boys more than anything. She loved animals and dreamed of having a garden. She loved her family, which is left broken-hearted by her passing.
Olivia will be missed by her two sons, Lorenzo Scott Reigelsperger and James Angelo Reigelsperger; her mom & dad, Allison & Phil Bettelon; sisters, Emily Daugherty and Natalie Bettelon; brothers, Jared Daugherty and his wife, Rita, and Jordan Bettelon; maternal grandparents, Lois & Charles Chris; paternal grandmother, Madonna Bettelon; nieces, Sophia Seward and Hazleigh Bettelon; nephews, Ethan Seward and Landon Cox.
Olivia was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, John Bettelon and aunts Kim Hoos, Cheryl Stokes and Sue Stikeleather.
Family and friends may gather for a memorial visitation from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US Hwy 27 South, Fountain City.
A GoFundMe page has been established at www.gofundme.com/oliviadawn

Charles R. “Chuck” Spurrier

Richmond, IN - Charles R. “Chuck” Spurrier, 99, of Richmond, passed away early on Wednesday, March 1, at Reid Health.
He was born in Jonesville, Virginia on November 30, 1917 to Enos Bird and Rebecca Jane Ely Spurrier. He had lived in Wayne County since 1943. He farmed in the Fountain City area and was a tool maker at Alcoa, retiring in 1981. He enjoyed raising his horses and tending his vegetable gardens. He was a member of Whitewater Masonic Lodge #159 and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis. For 27 years, he and his wife, Mary Jayne, enjoyed spending the winter months at their home in Sebring, Florida.
Mr. Spurrier will be missed by his wife of 48 years, the former Mary Jayne Griffith, who he married on June 29, 1968; his children, Chuck (Judy) Spurrier, Becky (Steve Moore) Wogoman, Brenda (Chuck) Feaster, Ron (Sherry) Spurrier; Mary Jane’s children, Terry (Lynn) Hastings, Carolyn (Marvin) Himelick, Nancy Geier, 24 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.
Mr. Spurrier was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Scott Feaster; son-in-law, Danny Wogoman, three sisters and seven brothers.
Pastor David Anderson will conduct a funeral ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US Hwy 27, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Earlham Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, March 3, at the funeral home. Whitewater Lodge #159 will deliver Masonic Rites at 7:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions are encouraged for the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278 or online at www.donate.cancer.org or the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Midwest Affiliate, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500 Chicago, IL 60604-1242 .

Richard J. McFarland

Richmond, IN - Richard J. McFarland, 63, of Richmond passed away February 28, 2017 at his home. He was born January 18, 1954 in Richmond and was an Army veteran serving in Germany and Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was honorably discharges and served in inactive reserve for four years.
He was a member of the Whitewater Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League, AMVETS Post 38 in Greens Fork, Hagerstown American Legion Post 0333, and the Druids Lodge.
Survivors include his children Angie Bykes of Richmond, Kyle McFarland of Utah, Sarrah McFarland of Colorado, Amy Calico of Whitewater, his mother Dee Simms of Tyler, Texas, his brothers and sisters Donald D. (Connie) of Richmond, William (Michelle) McFarland of Greens Fork, Rod McFarland of Richmond, Jennifer (Martin) Garcia of Taylor, Texas, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father Donald L. McFarland.
Friends may call from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday March 8, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. A benefit dinner will be held at 6:00 P.M. March 10, 2017 at the Marine Corps League 200 South 9th Street Richmond and a memorial service 2:00 P.M. March 11, 2017 at the Marine Corps League.

Diana Sue Scott

Cambridge City, IN - Diana Sue Scott, age 59, of Cambridge City, IN passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
She was born in New Castle, IN on November 13, 1957 to Lonnie & Phyllis Pryor (nee Darling).
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Diana is survived by her beloved husband of 38 years, Bart Scott; children, Shawn (Krista) Scott & Patrick (Charly) Scott; grandchildren, Drew, Ethan, Ava & Brayden Scott; brother, Mendel (Debbie) Pryor & sister, Barbara (Gary) Neal.
Also survived by numerous nieces & nephews.
Diana was employed at the Cambridge City library for over ten years & most recently at Hancock Regional Hospital.
Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
To honor Diana's wishes, there will be no memorial service, in lieu of flowers please make a contribution in her name to www.autismspeaks.org.

James B. “Butch” Vallandingham

New Castle, IN - James B. “Butch” Vallandingham, 72, went home to Heaven Saturday afternoon March 4, 2017 from Kindred Transitional Care in Greenfield, Indiana while surrounded by his family. A son of the late John C. and Lilly (Bulmer) Vallandingham, James was born in Richmond, Indiana on April 26, 1944. Jim grew up in the Western Wayne community and graduated from Lincoln High School in Cambridge City with the class of 1964. He moved from his home in Cambridge City to New Castle six years ago. Jim served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on February 8, 1968 with the rank of Sergeant and received several citations and medals during his enlistment which include the Purple Heart Medal, Naval Commendation Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1* and Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device. After his service to the country, Jim was employed by Wayne Works in Richmond as a production worker until his retirement after 30 years of service. Jim also had been employed by the Indiana State Police as a Weightmaster working out of the Pendleton Unit. He was a member of the Leroy Tout American Legion Post 338 in Dublin where he had served as Post Commander. In his leisure, Jim enjoyed being around family and friends, hunting and collecting guns.
Left to cherish his loving memory are his son Chad B. Vallandingham of New Castle; daughter, Angela ( Jim Jr.) Smiley of Milford; 2 grandchildren, Kyle and Paige Smiley of Milford; sister, Mary Lee (Russ) Blackburn of Sun Lakes, AZ; brother, Jack (Jean) Vallandingham of Fountain City; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jim was preceded in death by a sister and brother in-law, Marilyn and Howard Bowman; 2 nieces, Barbara and Lyn Bowman; 1 nephew, Phil Blackburn.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 1 p.m. Saturday March 11, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Henry County Hospice- 1000 N. 16th Street/ New Castle, IN 47362.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

March 8, 2017 Obituaries

Charles James Pyle

Richmond, IN - Charles James Pyle, age 88, of Richmond, Indiana, died Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Reid Health.
Jim was born on March 21, 1928, in New Madison, Ohio, to Ralph Reeves Pyle Sr. and Reba Odessa Hardesty Pyle. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Air Force from W.W. II to the Korean War. Jim retired in 1992 from Perfect Circle/Dana Corporation as a millwright. He was a member of the American Legion Harry Ray Post 65, Dana 25 Year Club, and Wayne County Genealogical Society. Jim enjoyed playing golf, bowling, and going to the beach. He was known as a craftsman who could make anything.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Shirley Ann Thompson Pyle; children, Jane Ann Williamson, Mike (Jane) Pyle, and Tom (Phyllis) Pyle, all of Richmond; grandchildren, Brandon (Stephanie) Pyle of Richmond, Sam Williamson of Richmond, Tom Pyle Jr. of Centerville, Indiana, James Pyle of Williamsburg, Indiana, Charles Williamson of Richmond, Jenny Strait, Tina Maple, and Felicia Bullock; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Pyle, Jacob Pyle, Carl Owens III, Thomas Wasson, Andrew Strait, Samantha Strait, Kodee Pennington, and Michael A. Newton; great-great-grandchildren, Michael Newton and Jagger Strait; sister, Jeanie Davis of Eaton, Ohio; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends including special neighbors, Gary and Sheri Lay.

Danny J. Moffit

Cambridge City, IN - Danny J. Moffit, 64, of Cambridge City passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2t017 at his residence.
He was born on June 10, 1952 in New Castle, IN to Morton and Alice Darling Moffitt and had lived most of his life in the Wayne County area. He was a bricklayer working in construction and was a member of the Bricklayers Union of Indiana. He loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Danny loved to fish, hunt, garden and watch NASCAR.
Survivors are his wife Robin (Knose) Moffitt; children Mark J. Moffitt, Barbara (James) Davis, Michael A. (Stacey) Knose, Bobby J. Knose and Bradley L. (Candace) Moffitt; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandsons; his mother Alice Mitchum; siblings Frank, Alta, Gloria, Dorothy, Frances and Susie; nieces and nephews.
Besides his dad, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers Roy and Paul.
Friends gathered at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City from 6:00 pm until the start of services at 7:30 pm on Monday, March 6, 2017. Online condolences may be sent to www.waskoms.com

 

March 1, 2017 Obituaries

Wilma Lucille Hall

DUBLIN, Ind. – Wilma Lucille Hall, age 78, of Dublin, Indiana, died Friday, February 24, 2017, at her home.
Born December 30, 1938, in Toledo, Ohio, to Walter A. and Frances O. Gunder Luce, Wilma had been a resident of this area since 1970. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and caring for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Dennis (Patty) Hall of Centerville, Indiana, Debbie (Doug) Vanden Huevel of Fort Walton, Florida, Sandy (Peter) Atkins of Millington, Tennessee, Jimmy (Angie) Hall of Greens Fork, Indiana, Steve (Bonnie) Hall of Richmond, Indiana, Pam (Ralph) Saylor of Dublin, and Charlie (Erin) Hall of Richmond; 25 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Dave Jennings of Richmond; sister, Dolly Gross of Toledo, Ohio; brother, Donald (Mary) Luce of Toledo; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Chauncey Junior Hall, who died August 25, 2006; daughter, Wanda S. Jennings; parents; twin brother, William Lee “Bill” Luce, who died a week earlier on February 17, 2017; four sisters; and three brothers.
The family would like to express special thanks to her Reid Hospice caregivers, Virginia Weilenman and Amber Vickers for their loving care and attention.
Graveside service for Wilma Lucille Hall were held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2017, at Earlham Cemetery with Chaplain Rick Alvey officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Callie Hayes

Centerville, IN – Callie Hayes, age 78, of Centerville, Indiana, died Friday, February 24, 2017, at her home.
Born April 22, 1938, in Lee County, Kentucky, to Jesse and Ada Reece, Callie lived in Wayne County most of her life. She graduated from Lee County High School in Kentucky. Callie had attended Faith Baptist Church and was a member of Abington Christian Church. She cleaned house for many families in Richmond for many years. Callie enjoyed reading and caring for her family, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids.
Survivors include her husband of almost 60 years, Rufus Earl Hayes; son, Eddie (Rachel Miller) Hayes of Richmond, Daniel (Teresa) Hayes of Tennessee, and Donald Hayes of Kentucky; grandchildren, Kassie Snyder of Liberty, Indiana, Kristy Hayes of Centerville, Indiana, Tyler Hayes of Centerville, Indiana, Ryan Hayes of Richmond, Ethan Hayes of Clarksville, Virginia, Jessica (Joshua) Kelly of Texas, Alex Hayes of Kentucky, and Nick (Destiny) Hayes of Kentucky; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Alberta Hale of Richmond and Hester Frost of Kentucky; brothers, Bud (Tubby) Reece of Cambridge City, Indiana, and Cecil Reece of Fort Wayne, Indiana; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends, including Sheila and John Iverson of Centerville, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers and sisters.
Visitation for Callie Hayes will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Bud Parrish officiating. Burial will be in Abington Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Beulah B. Hankosky

Beulah B. Hankosky, age 90, of Richmond, Indiana, died Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center in New Castle, Indiana.

Born May 2, 1926, in Unionport, Indiana, to Goldie and Dollie Pegg Halstead, Beulah lived in Wayne County most of her life. She was a 1944 graduate of Greens Fork High School. Beulah retired from Belden after 39 years of service, where she worked as a coil and spool operator. She loved to cook and play games.

Survivors include her nieces, Kay (Calvin) Yockey and Paulette (Willie) Garrett, both of New Castle, Indiana; nephew, Rex Hill of Sylvester, Georgia; great-nieces; great-nephews, including special great-nephews, Kevin and Keith Yockey; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. "Hank" Hankosky who died in February 1999; parents; sister, Frances Hill; and brother, Virgil Halstead.

Visitation for Beulah B. Hankosky will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Earlham Memorial Mausoleum, 1101 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Earlham Memorial Mausoleum with Pastor John H. Hollis officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, Memorial & Honors Program, P.O. Box 13067, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

James Edward Prifogle

James Edward Prifogle, 64, died at the Masonic Home in Franklin, IN on Friday, February 17, 2017. He was born on Feb. 3, 1952 to John Stanley Prifogle and Bertha Louise Turner Prifogle.
Jim was a 1971 graduate of Northeastern High School, and a 1976 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He earned his MBA degree from Bowling Green State University.
Jim started his career at Union Carbide in New Jersey, but was happy to return home where he became a dedicated employee of Dana/Perfect Circle, where he was a facilities manager at Plant Five. Jim lived in Hagerstown with his wife and children, and he was a member of the United Church of Christ, the Hagerstown Masonic Lodge #49, and the Hagerstown Country Club. His favorite hobby was golf, but he also enjoyed cutting trees with his father on the family farm.
Jim had finely honed ethical principles. After falling on the ice in the Dana parking lot, the insurance company sent him a check for several thousand dollars to compensate for loss of range of motion of his broken arm. He returned the check to the insurance company, indicating
that his arm was perfectly usable.
In April, 1988, Jim’s life took a dramatic turn when he was the victim of an automobile accident that resulted in severe head trauma. He was in a coma for two months and remained in the hospital/rehab for two years. Despite his brain injury and multiple physical challenges, Jim always maintained a positive attitude and was particularly proud of his children and his alma mater, Purdue.
Jim is survived by his children, Jarrod Prifogle of Centerville, OH, and Erin Prifogle (fiancé Nick Meyers) of Boston, MA, as well as his former wife, Kathleen McCreary of Eaton, OH. His siblings are John Turner-Grey of Denver, CO, and Jean Hoff and Diane Ferlauto, both of Richmond. Surviving aunts include Ruth Rohde of Venice, FL, Emily (Chris) Willcox of Saratoga Springs, NY,
Sheila Reimer of Dekalb, IL, and Helen Patrisso of Temperence, MI. Stepmother Pat Prifogle and stepsister, Amy Robinson-Allen of Phoenix also survive, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services for James Prifogle will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Henry Franklin Snowden

Greens Fork, Ind. – Henry Franklin Snowden, age 86, of Greens Fork, died Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Heritage House of Connersville surrounded by his family.
Born November 16, 1930, in Irvine, Kentucky, to Everett W. and Lucy C. Stamper Snowden, Frank was a resident of Wayne County since 1954. He retired as a metal finisher and press operator for AMEDCO Casket Company. Frank was an elder at Greens Fork Christian Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and helping others.
Survivors include his daughter, Teresa (Ron) Scott of Connersville, Indiana; sons, Gary (Kim) Snowden of New Market, Indiana, and Chris Snowden of Richmond; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Wendell (Beverly) Snowden of Boston, Indiana, John (Alberta) Snowden of Centerville, Indiana, and Jimmy Snowden of Richmond; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Deloris “Lois” Sparks Snowden, who died on February 25, 2010; parents; brothers, Millard “Bill” Snowden and Arlis Snowden; and daughter-in-law, Angela Snowden.
Visitation for Henry Franklin Snowden will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with son, Dr. Gary Snowden officiating. Burial will be in Williamsburg Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

February 22, 2017 Obituaries

Judith M. Feaster

Judith M. Feaster 76 of Williamsburg passed away Tuesday February 14, 2017 at Reid Health after a short illness. She was born January 7, 1941 in Winchester to Kenneth and Letha Doll Davis and lived in this area all of her life.
She worked for Hills Roses where she hung roses and worked in production.
She is survived by her sister Linda (Lex) Bartlett of Williamsburg; several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Terry who died in 1995, one sister Glenna Anderson, two brothers Earl and James Davis.
Graveside services will be 1:30 PM Tuesday February 21, 2017 at St. Mary Cemetery with Pastor John Shepherd officiating. Friends may call from 12:00 PM to 1:00PM at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com

Mrs. Martha E. Wright Miller Renschler

Mrs. Martha E. Wright Miller Renschler, age 95, of Madison, Indiana entered this life on February 18, 1921 in Fountain City, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Earl and Ruth Johnson Wright. Martha was a 1939 graduate of Fountain City High School. On May 28, 1940 she was united in marriage to Howard Miller. They were married for five years until his death in May 1945 and were blessed with two sons, Norman Howard and Howard Duane, and three daughters, Joanne, Mary Louise and Elaine. On March 5, 1953 she was united in marriage to Elbert C. Renschler and this union was blessed with three sons, Kenny, Glen, Neal, and one daughter, Cheryl. She moved to the Renschler farm when they married and worked as a homemaker, devoted mother, farmer and owner of the family farm. Martha had also raised five foster children. She had been a member of the Kent Christian Church since 1953 where she served as the church treasurer for 35 years. Martha had helped with Vacation Bible School for several years, had received a plaque for reading the Bible four times through and helping with Wednesday night bible studies. She was a member of the Jefferson County Homemakers Club and was treasurer for twelve years, Smyrna Neighbors Homemakers Club since 1955, R.S.V.P., Kent Widows Club, enjoyed helping with Old Settler’s Day at Neavill’s Grove every year and was a director of Farm Bureau for ten years. She enjoyed her church, gospel music, tending to her flowers, reading, Sudoku puzzles, watching Hummingbirds and playing Rummy Cube with her grandchildren. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and really enjoyed the babies. Martha was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and dear friend to many. She dearly loved all of her family and treasured each memory made with them. At the age of 92 she decided to take up oil painting and was proud to have completed four paintings. She attested her talent to the hands of her Lord and Savior. Martha died on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 2:20 p.m. at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana.
Martha will be missed by her loving sons, Norman Howard Miller and his wife Karen of Vevay, Indiana, Howard Duane Miller and his wife Linda of Hanover, Indiana, Neal Renschler and his wife Melanie of Madison, Indiana, Glen Renschler and his wife Margie of Madison, Indiana, Kenny Renschler of Indianapolis, Indiana; her loving daughters, Mary Louise Miller Lowry and her husband Bill of Indianapolis, Indiana, Elaine Miller Smith and her husband Roger of Lexington, Indiana, Cheryl Renschler Plonk and her husband John of Charlotte, North Carolina; her sister, Donna Faye Wright Wise of Elkahone, California; her loving grandchildren, Stephanie, Scott, Joyce, Tracy, Travis, Becky, Bryan, Robby, Cindy, Delana, Michael, Josh, Amanda, Jacob, Mandy, Derek, Jason, Freddie, Jeremy, Jamin, Mara, Ashley, David, & Sarah; her loving great grandchildren, Jennifer, Matthew, Kelley, Alli, Ryan, Randy, Ashley, Anna, Madison, Devon, Addyson, Cody, Ella, Christian, Payton, Ashton, Emily, Taylor, Karrie, Dustin, Ty, Kameron, Jerzey, Audrey, Braylon, Kaylee, Christine, Cassie, Avian, Nolan, Kingdon and Irie; her great great grandchildren, Audrey, Elliot, Layne, Braxton, Kinsley, Kaylin, David, Makayla, Wyatt and Adrianna; her brother in law, Pastor Max Knight of Greensfork, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Wright, her mother, Ruth Johnson Wright, her brothers, Verl Wright and his wife, Opal and Lawrence Wright and his wife, Lois; her sisters, Mazella Knight and Janet Polley and her husband, Jim; her daughter and son in law, Joanne L. Miller Jenkins and her husband Boyd, her first husband, Howard Miller died in May 1945, her second husband, Elbert C. Renschler died on August 23, 1972; her brother in law, Harry Renschler and his wife, Ethel.
Kent Christian Church, 8082 W State Road 256 in Kent, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Kent Cemetery in Kent, Indiana.
Friends may call Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Kent Christian Church, 8082 West State Road 256 in Kent, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kent Christian Church Building Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com or www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .

February 15, 2017 Obituaries

James Lee Mikesell

RICHMOND, Ind. – James Lee Mikesell, age 79, of Richmond, Indiana, died Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Reid Health.

Born December 23, 1937, in Richmond, Indiana, to Glen D. and Helen Moore Mikesell, James was a life-long resident of this community. He graduated from Greens Fork High School in 1957, where he was a member of the basketball team. James served in the U.S. Army. He worked at Natco and Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center. James retired as a school bus driver. He was a member of the American Legion Harry Ray Post #65, National Horseshoe Pitchers Association, and St. Andrew Catholic Church. James enjoyed bowling.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Janice Behr Mikesell of Richmond; son, Douglas Lee Mikesell of Anderson, Indiana; sister, Karen (Robert) Anderson of Arizona; brother, George E. (Lois) Mikesell of Muncie, Indiana; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeffrey Mikesell; and brother, Jack Mikesell.

Visitation for James Lee Mikesell will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Short
Prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 815 West Main Street, Richmond, with Father Kevin Morris officiating. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery in Greens Fork, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Andrew Catholic Church, 240 South 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com

Mr. David W. Noland

Mr. David W. Noland, 77, passed away on Friday, February 10 at his residence.

He was born in Washington County, Ohio on January 5, 1940 to Dayton O. and Virgie Hardie Noland, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a US Air Force veteran.

Mr. Noland was a truck driver for several years. In Richmond, he worked for Midland Container, later Hoosier Container, until his retirement.

Mr. Noland enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters. He played a role in the lives of many Fountain City area youth. He coached boys basketball at Whitewater Elementary School and also coached many successful girls softball teams with the Fountain City Rec Association. He enjoyed watching football and NASCAR and was a long-time Dale Earnhardt fan.

Mr. Noland will be missed by his wife of 46 years, Beverly Noland; daughters, Bridgette Noland, Shelley Meyer and her husband, Bob; and Ronda Ozbun; sons, Erick Noland and his wife, Amanda and David M. Noland and his wife, Bonnie; seven granddaughters, Karman, Kayla, Drew, Mallory, Elizabeth, Brittany and Cathryn.

Mr. Noland was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Delbert, Dayton Jr., Donald and one who died in infancy.

A private burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are encouraged for the Fountain City Rec Association or the American Cancer Society.

Benton L. Smith

Richmond, Indiana - Benton L. Smith 78 of Richmond passed away February 9, 2017 at Reid Health after a long illness. He was born March 28, 1938 in Albany, Kentucky to Bud J. and Gladys Smith and lived here since 1968.
He loved attending bluegrass shows with his wife, traveling, spending time with his family and grandkids.
He worked in production at Wayne Works and retired from the trucking industry in 2003.
He retired from the Air Force Reserve.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Lucette Martin Smith who he married in Orleans, France; one daughter Kathy S. (Tony) Martin of Hagerstown, one son Gregory M. (Barb) Smith, four grand children Joshua Lee (Katie) Coyle of Richmond, Jessica L. (James) Gross of Richmond, Victoria (Zeke) Walker of Walkersville, Michigan, Kraig Martin of Greensburg, four great grandchildren Kaleb Gross, Elin Walker, Gabriel Coyle, Colter Walker, two sisters Myrtie Ann Cash of Richmond, Mary A. (Clayton) Dicken of Albany, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be 1:00PM February 13, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Chaplain J.B. Bennett officiating; burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery with military rites. Friends may call from 11:00AM to 1:00PM Monday at the funeral home. Contributions may be given to HELP the Animals 2101 W. Main, Richmond, Indiana 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com

Timothy A. Dale

Timothy A. Dale, 54, of Richmond, died Thursday, February 9, 2017, at Reid Health.

He was born in New Castle on June 13, 1962 to Wendell "Winky" and Shirley Ann (York) Dale and lived most of his life in the Richmond area.

Tim was a graduate of Hagerstown High School and served with the U.S. Army. He was well known as an avid softball player. Tim was a loving father , grandfather, husband, son, and brother. He had a love for any sport, especially softball. Tim always loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Being on the go and with family is what made him the happiest .

Survivors include his wife, Carla; three children, Travis Dale (Chelsi), Tabitha Crisp (Joe) and Brett Dale; five grandchildren, Sabrina, K.J., Jerzi, Tanner and Matthew; three brothers, Bryan Dale, Kevin Dale and Chad Dale.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Dale.

Services will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 14, at Chicago Corner Christian Church. Pastor Roger Hendricks will officiate. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 PM on Monday, also at Chicago Corner Christian Church.

February 8, 2017 Obituaries

George L. Stainbrook

WILLIAMSBURG, Ind. – George L. Stainbrook, age 65, of Williamsburg, Indiana, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at his home. George was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Born June 14, 1951, in Richmond, Indiana, to Robert L. and Carolyn J. Paddock Stainbrook, George was a life-long resident of this area. He was a 1969 graduate of Centerville High School. George retired from Creative Cabinets as a custom woodworker. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. George was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, shooting, trapping, and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Marilyn S. Swartz Stainbrook, to whom he was married in 1972; sons, Bob (Cathy) Stainbrook of Hagerstown, Indiana, and Bill (Connie Laster) Stainbrook of Lynn, Indiana; grandson, Robbie Stainbrook; mother, Carolyn J. Stainbrook of Richmond; sister, Gina (Gary) Fox of Greens Fork, Indiana; brothers, Mike (Kathy) Stainbrook of Centerville, Indiana, and Thomas (Lynette) Stainbrook of Greens Fork, Indiana; many nieces and nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation for George L. Stainbrook will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home with Dr. William Rheuble officiating. Burial will be in Abington Cemetery. George had expressed his desire for people attending his visitation and funeral to be dressed casually as if they were visiting him at his home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association/Stroke Association Midwest Affiliate, Memorials & Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Mildred Irene Miller

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Mildred Irene Miller, age 87, of Centerville, died Monday, January 30, 2017, at Golden Living Center/Golden Rule.
Born August 22, 1929, in Monticello, Kentucky, to Claude and Hettie Baker Morrow, Mildred was a resident of this area most of her life.
She graduated from high school in Wayne County, Kentucky. Mildred worked at Belden, PRC, and in sales for Product Promotions. She was a member of First Baptist Church for over 50 years. Mildred loved to read.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Edwin “Ray” Miller, to whom she was married in August 1949; daughter, Kimberly S. (Shon) Fisher of Greens Fork, Indiana; sons, Terry R. (Vickie) Miller and Tracy Alan Miller, both of Richmond; grandchildren, Staci Renee Saylor, Lance Justin Miller, Brandon Allen Miller, Tierra Stewart, Brihanna Fisher, and Raquela Miller; great-grandchildren, Ashlee Saylor, Chelsea Saylor, Dylan Grimes, and Gabrielle Grimes; sisters, Helen Baker and Carolyn Decker, both of Monticello, Kentucky; brothers, Harold, Farrell, and Richard Morrow, all of Monticello, Kentucky; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Margie Miller; and brother, Carlos Morrow.
Visitation for Mildred Irene Miller will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, with Rev. Phillip Hodgkin officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

February 1, 2017 Obituaries

Joseph Loren "Mose" Tutterrow

On Sunday, January 22, 2017, Joseph Loren "Mose" Tutterrow passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family.

He was born on August 11, 1939 to Eblen Andrew Tutterrow and Lorene Polston Tutterrow. He graduated from Webster High School in 1958 and was drafted into the Army in 1962. In 1965 he married Carolyn Frazer and together they share 3 sons.

He worked for Dana Corporation as a millwright for 37 years and upon retirement opened his family business, Tutterrow's Garage. Mose was an active member of the Webster United Methodist Church. He also served as an active member in his community, a member of the Webster Township Advisory board and one of several men who established the Webster Fire Department and served as a charter member for 35 years. Mose was a founding member of the Vintage Wheels car club.

Mose is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Leon Tutterrow. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Carolyn; sons, Joe (Brenda) Tutterrow, Doug (Candi) Tutterrow, and James Tutterrow; grandchildren, Kyle (Lindsey) Griffith, Mikala Tutterrow, and Faith Walters; great-grandchildren, Mason, Jordan, and Audrey; a sister Nettie Maude Cox and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Webster United Methodist Church, PO Box 8, Webster, IN 47392 or to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospice, 2401 West University Ave., Muncie, IN 47303.

Viewing will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. and the funeral service will be held on Saturday January 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home in Fountain City.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com.

January 25, 2017 Obituaries

Robert E. “Bud” Stephens, Jr.

Robert E. “Bud” Stephens, Jr., 63, formerly of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, January 12, at The Villages Regional Medical Center in The Villages, Florida, due to complications from heart disease.
He was born in Richmond, Indiana on April 14, 1953 to Robert E. “Bob” Sr. and Lova Jean Fields Stephens, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a 1972 graduate of Northeastern High School.
Bud worked in the Tool & Die department at Dana Corp. He loved IU Basketball and was also an avid bass fisherman, hunter and golfer.
Bud will be missed by his daughter, Tricia Starr, son & daughter-in-law, Brad & Shannon Stephens; grandson, Brandon Stephens; sister & brother-in-law, Nilah & Mark Mikesell.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.
In lieu of flowers, Bud would want folks to donate to something supportive of wildlife conservation. DNR’s GoFishIN or ProjectWET, Richmond Conservation Club, Ducks Unlimited or some other organization you believe worthy, pay Bud’s love of the outdoors forward.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com.

Alma Theresa Brelage Sheets

Alma Theresa Brelage Sheets, 93, died peacefully on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Ambassador Healthcare in Centerville, Ind. Alma was born February 15, 1923, in Covington, Ky., to Herman J. and Mary C. Brelage. She moved with her family to rural Williamsburg, Ind., and later to Richmond, where she joined the work force, first at Crosley, then at Belden, where she was a job instructor during World War II.
Alma married Lowell R. Sheets on January 11, 1947, and they lived in Richmond for 28 years, then in Centerville for 29 years until Lowell died in 2007 after 60 years of marriage. Alma worked as a teller at the former West End Building and Loan Association, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Central Christian Church and had lived at Ambassador Healthcare since March, 2015.
Among the many joys in Alma’s life were her family and her and Lowell’s multitude of friends. The couple had a long and happy retirement together, enjoying travel, visiting loved ones and taking a well-deserved rest.
The family would like to thank the staff at Ambassador Healthcare for their loving care given to Alma during her time there.
Alma is survived by her son, Ronald (Linda) Sheets of Fort Wayne, Ind.; daughter, Brenda (Jeffe) Johnson of Centerville; three grandchildren, John Sheets of Sahuarita, Ariz.; Carrie Johnson of San Antonio, Texas; and Kevin Johnson of Centerville; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Alma was preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Brelage; sister, Dorothy Quinn; and an infant son, Larry Alan Sheets.
Services for Alma will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary, 32 South Eleventh Street, Richmond, Ind. Pastor Mark Irwin will officiate. Burial will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call on Saturday at 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral. www.rigglewaltermann.com

Elmer R. Hall

Modoc, Indiana - Elmer R. Hall, age 82, of Modoc, passed away Wednesday morning, January 18th, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born December 19th, 1934 in Henry County and was the son of the late William H. and Helen (Runion) Hall.

Elmer farmed this area most of his life and was also a self-employed farm mechanic.  He married his wife Violet M. (Kirkman) Hall December 31st, 1953.

He is survived by his wife, Violet M. Hall of Modoc; three children including, Randy Lee (wife-Pam) Hall of Greensboro, Diane Faye (husband-Gordon) Fisher of Losantville, Angela Sue (husband-Mark) Bailey of Modoc; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Greg Hall in 1998; three brothers and two sisters; a son-in-law Bruce Hodson in 1997.

Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at the Mooreland Cemetery with Chaplain Rick Alvey officiating.

Stephen A. Hacker of Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home~Blue River Chapel is in charge of arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.hackermainanddavis.com  or our facebook account.

Patricia J. Wittman

HAGERSTOWN: Patricia J. Wittman, 87, a long time Hagerstown resident, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Connersville on June 30, 1929 to Fred and Alvena (Reidman) Reynolds. She lived most of her life in the Hagerstown area and had been a resident of Westminster Village for the past 1 1/2 years.

Pat was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. She was a retired teacher at Muncie Central and worked in the library at Hagerstown Schools.

Survivors include two children, David Wittman of New York and Deb Arnold (Jeff) of Muncie; three grandchildren, Jessica Durkovich (John), Jagen Arnold (Alison) and Alena Cooper (William); four great-grandchildren, Grant, Drew and Olivia Durkovich and Lillian Arnold; a sister, Beverly Burks of Redding, CA; a nephew, several cousins and many friends at Westminster.

Her husband, Paul Wittman, preceded her in death in 1998.

A funeral mass will be conducted at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Cambridge City, at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, January 21. Fr. John Hall and Fr. Joseph Reidman will officiate. Burial will follow in Brick Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 P.M. on Friday at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Her family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Westminster Village for their kindness and care, and also request that, in lieu of flowers, memorial be made to Little Red Door, 2311 W. Jackson St., Muncie, IN 47303.

Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

January 18, 2017 Obituaries

Marilyn C. Helms

Marilyn C. Helms, 87, passed away on Friday, January 13, at Forest Park.

She was born on July 17, 1929 in Fountain City, Indiana to Merwyn and Thelma Coggeshall Stanford. She lived in Wayne County most of her life and was a faithful member of Central United Methodist Church in Richmond. Marilyn worked earlier in life for the Dunn Mental Health Center and the Madison State Hospital and was a longtime caregiver for Helen Coleman. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary.

Marilyn will be missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Jeff Mills; grandson, Maxx Mills; brother and sister-in-law, Max and Robin Stanford; and niece, Michelle McCollum.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Marcelyn Ann Helms; son, Marc Helms; sister, Marcia Bate; and brother, Merwyn (Buddy) Stanford.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Williamsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions are encouraged for HELP the Animals, Inc., 2101 West Main St., Richmond, IN 47374; Animal Welfare Shelter, 1825 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374 or 2nd Chance Animal Rescue of Richmond, Inc., 2905 US 35, Richmond, IN 47374.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .

Helen B. Miller

HAGERSTOWN: Helen B. Miller, a long time Hagerstown resident, died Friday, January 13, 2017 at Glen Oaks Health Campus, New Castle.

She was born in New Castle on August 26, 1920 to Harry Robert and Myrtle Irene (Cordell) Stover and lived most of her life in Hagerstown.

Survivors include four children, Lloyd Arthur Miller (Joyce) of New Castle, Elaine Melton of Hagerstown, Martha Miller Hubble of Whiteland and Betty Jones (Dale) of Rushville; nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur D. Miller in 1995; an infant son, Buckley Duane Miller; a grandson, Aaron Miller and seven siblings, Roberta Retz, Dorothy Martin, Ruth Oler, Ralph Stover, Paul Stover, Wanda Hunt and Harry Robert Stover, Jr.

Private services will be at the convenience of the family. Rev. Robert Fannin will officiate with burial in Brick Cemetery. There will be no public calling.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Disabled American Veterans. Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

January 11, 2017 Obituaries

Wilma Lee Rowe

Wilma Lee Rowe, 76, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2016. Wilma was born on August 8, 1940 in Wayne County, IN to Paul and Beulah Worl. She was the youngest of three girls. Wilma grew up in rural Wayne County and was a 1958 graduate of Hagerstown High School. She loved children and was a foster mom for 17 babies. She cared for them from birth to adoption.
She retired from Walker Research in 2000, having served as the manager of the Data Entry Department.
Wilma is survived by her husband of 59 years, Phillip; her three children, Terry Lee (Danny) Bradley, Donald (Cathy) Rowe and Bradley (Cindy) Rowe; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may gather on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 2:00 pm until the start of her memorial service at 3:00 pm at 1st United Methodist Church in Hagerstown. Rev. John Huff will be officiating. Inurnment will take place at Brick Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association, 50 E. 91st St., ste 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830
Online condolences may be made at www.waskoms.com

Mable L. Brumley

RICHMOND: Mable Lou Stanley Brumley, 80, a long time resident of the Richmond area, died Monday, January 2, 2017, in DeLand, FL, where she had resided for the past 4 years.

She was born in Wayne County on May 8, 1936 to Wilson and Doris (Hiatt) Stanley and lived most of her life in Wayne and Randolph counties.

Survivors include her husband, Howard Brumley; three children, Tammy Boyle (Tom), Mark Brumley (Jeddie) and Todd Brumley (Jackie); eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and a brother, Vernon Stanley (Patty).

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Stanley, and a grandson.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 14, in Economy Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Alliance Community, 600 S. Florida Ave., DeLand, FL 32720.

Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Clara Avis Chamberlain

chamberlan-obitModoc, Indiana - Clara Avis Chamberlain, age 99, of Modoc, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Summers Pointe in Winchester.
She was born on August 24, 1917 in Putnam County to Elmer and Clara (Jones) Cline. She was a 1934 graduate and valedictorian of Cloverdale High School at the age of 16 in Putnam County. She and her sister moved to Indianapolis after graduating and worked sewing ties in a factory. In 1939, Avis married Raymond Chamberlain, and became a homemaker. She attended Modoc United Methodist Church and loved being with her family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Avis is survived by her daughter, Linda (John) Bruner of Union City, IN; her daughter-in-law, Sylvia Chamberlain of Losantville; three grandchildren, Lisa (Brad) Keesling of Modoc, Jason (Amy) Chamberlain of Parker City and Jeremy (Melissa) Bruner of Lexington, KY; eight great grandchildren, Emma, Leah and Olivia Keesling, Eli, Liz and Abe Chamberlain, Aaron and Colby Bruner; a sister, Margaret Benbow of Tucson, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 51 years, Raymond Chamberlain; a son, Lee Chamberlain; and two sisters, Lora Roberts and Alta Cooksey.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Walker Funeral Home in Winchester with Pastor Brian Richmond officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Losantville.
Friends and relatives may call from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home and also one hour prior to services. Memorials can be made to the State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331. Online condolences may be expressed at www.walkerswinchester.com.

John R. Grimes

HAGERSTOWN: John R. Grimes, 88, of Hagerstown, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at The Springs of Richmond.

He was born in Phoenix, AZ on April 2, 1928 to Robert B. and Mildred (Spence) Grimes. He was a combat veteran of the Korean War, a graduate of Lincoln High School and Indiana University. He was employed as an Indiana State Parole Officer.

John loved music (especially jazz), nature study, bird watching and collecting vintage bicycles.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Nancy (Asche) Grimes; two sons, John S. Grimes (Amy) and Michael A. Grimes (Chel); two grandsons, Adam and Noah Grimes; a brother, Dan S. Grimes (Sue); three nephews and two nieces.

Private services will be at the convenience of the family with burial in West Lawn Cemetery. Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hagerstown Library or the donor's favorite charity.

Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Eva Irene Hawley

eva-hawleyEva Irene Hawley, age 92, of Economy, and formerly of Lynn, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 2, 2017. She had been a resident of Pine Knoll in Winchester.

She was born on April 18, 1924 in Jay County to Harry and Ruth (Hilfiker) Stoner. Eva was a graduate of Madison High School in Jay County and was a homemaker. She also was a cook at the Corner House restaurant in Lynn and at the Randolph Southern School Corporation in Lynn. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Lynn.  Eva was an avid reader and loved working in her flower beds.  She also loved being with her grandchildren and was well-known for her cooking.

She is survived by her daughter, Jackie Baker, son-in-law, Bob of Economy; grandchildren, Mandy Baker, Larry (Teresa) Baker of Economy, Jason (Raquel) Baker of Economy, Tiffany Biggs of VA and Summer Cozort of Mullins, WV; great grandchildren, Matt Carpenter, Devin Baker, Maranda Carpenter, Megan Mensior, Haley Baker, Jaron Baker, Dakotah Lester, Levi Lester and Rain Cozort; 6 great great grandchildren; a sister, Judy Guntle of Bryant, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack W. Hawley; a daughter, Connie Cozort; a son, Shane Steven Hawley; a brother, Evan Stoner and a sister, Helen Long.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Walker Funeral Home in Winchester with Steve McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in Spartanburg Cemetery in Spartanburg.

Friends and relatives may call from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.walkerswinchester.com.

Marion Reed Lindsey

Marion Reed Lindsey, 80, of Winchester, died Friday, December 30, 2016 at Heritage House of Richmond, where he had resided for the past several months.
He was born in Economy on May 2, 1936 to Marion Lavere and Mary Louise (Reed) Lindsey. He lived most of his life in Richmond and had resided in Winchester for the past 10 years.
He was a retired employee of Mosey Manufacturing and was retired from National Guard. He was an avid bowler, a former member of American Legion Post 65 and a member of Moose Lodge #167.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Gail (Coffey) Lindsey; four sisters, Mona Anita Paddock, Marilyn E. Bell Minnick, Margaret (Peggy) McCoy and Marcia Paulette Hilbert; numerous nieces and nephews and his constant companion, his dog Max.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Madelyn Hazel Allen.
Funeral services were Thursday, January 5, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Ken Wooden officiated the service with burial in West Lawn Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by American Legion Post 333.
Memorials may be made to William O. Frazier Post 333, American Legion, 615 W. Main St., Hagerstown, IN 47346

Monica L. (Davenport) Back

Monica L. (Davenport) Back, 46, a former Hagerstown resident, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 at Henry County Hospital in New Castle after a long struggle with addiction.
Monica was born in New Castle to Roger Dale Davenport and Maria Connie (Davenport) Heaston. After graduating from Hagerstown High School, she resided in Hagerstown, Muncie, Seven Mile (OH) and Kokomo.
Survivors include her mother, Maria Heaston of Angola; two sons, Garrett Foster of Lafayette and Mason Back of Hamilton, OH; three siblings, Candi Swoveland (Jeff) of Williamsburg, Laura Davenport (Jon Bond) of Zionsville and Roger Davenport, Jr. (Amy) of Greentown; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her father, Roger Davenport.
Monica deeply loved her sons and was very proud of them. She had an infectious laugh, and her unforgettable smile lives on in the faces of her children.
A true and loyal friend, Monica never knew a stranger. She was fun to be around, full of jokes and was always pulling pranks on those she loved. Monica was a beautiful person inside and out, and truly lived to helped others through her giving spirit. She loved to cook for her friends, many of whom enjoyed her amazing homemade chicken noodles and Reuben sandwiches.
Monica loved music, wrote poetry and expressed her creativity through the way she dressed and the way she decorated her house in an eclectic Buddha theme. She had a great voice and loved to sing with her son Garrett often accompanying her on the guitar.
Monica worked at Indiana Packers Sanitation Division PSSI and made many friends there, as she did everywhere she worked.
Monica was a unique soul, sweet, honest and spunky with an edge. A Celebration of Life service was Saturday, Jan. 7 at The Meeting Place, 11 E. Main St. in Hagerstown; and Sunday, Jan. 8 at the Gilead House, 406 E. Sycamore St. in Kokomo.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to a favorite charity or to the Gilead House, 406 E. Sycamore St. in Kokomo (gileadhousekokomo.org), a caring team of advocates who work to help restore and rebuild individuals and families affected by addiction.

Ronald L. Harris

harris_obitGREENS FORK, Ind. – Ronald L. Harris, age 72, of Greens Fork, Indiana, died Sunday, January 1, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital.
Born April 23, 1944, in Fountain City, Indiana, Ron was a life-long resident of Wayne County.
He worked at Belden for 40 years and was a courier for Mid-American Clinical Lab. Ron was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He enjoyed cooking and spending time with his friends and family.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Joan Bennett Harris; daughter, Dawn Harris of Richmond, Indiana; son, Ronnie Lee Harris of Richmond, Indiana; grandchildren, Kelsey Davis and Madison Harris; brothers, John (Sandy) Chasteen of Williamsburg, Indiana, Burgess (Joan) Chasteen of Hamilton, Ohio, and William (Della) Chasteen of Winchester, Indiana; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Etta Harris Chasteen; step-father, Burgess Chasteen; and brother, Wilbur Chasteen.
Visitation for Ronald L. Harris will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 6, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Martin Holman officiating. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Ron requested that door prizes be given away at his service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Joy’s House, 2028 E. Broad Ripple Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

January 4, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Raymond Healton

Raymond Healton, age 88, of Richmond, Indiana, died Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Reid Health.
Born August 13, 1928, in Economy, Indiana, to Perry and Eva Hedley Healton, Raymond was a life-long resident of this area. He retired from Belden having worked as a machine operator for 42 years. Raymond was a member of the Belden 25 Year Club.
Survivors include his daughters, Candy Kay Null of New Madison, Ohio, and Connie Johnson of Okeechobee, Florida; grandchildren, Christina Ibrahim and April Highley; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; granddaughter-in-law, Natalie Mullennix; and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Carolyn Davis Healton, who died April 22, 2016; parents; and 13 sisters and brothers.
A graveside service will be on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Brick Cemetery in Hagerstown with Chaplain Candy Kay Null officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Sandra Cole

Sandra Cole 71 of Richmond passed away December 23, 2016 at her home after a long illness. She was born in Richmond to Elmer Joseph and Mildred Louise Goss Pugh and lived in Telico Plains, TN for 15 years before returning to Richmond for the last 14 years of her life.
She worked at WELCO and was a cashier at Sonoco gas station.
She is survived by her six brothers and sisters; Betty (Jack) Dooley of Centerville, Rose (Gene) Jackson of Richmond, Linda Simpson (her cat Sockies) of Richmond, Tommy (Nancy) Pugh of Richmond, David (Joan) Pugh of Abington, Steve (Rebecca) Pugh of Williamsburg, several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a special friend and cousin Sheila Atkins of Richmond; her friend Tommy Jackson and dog Little Sassy.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jimmy Cole, two brothers Bobby, Fred, two sisters Ethel and Marilyn.
There will be no public services. Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

December 28, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Margaret Jean Pegg

Margaret Jean Pegg, 94, a life long resident of the Greens Fork area, died Sunday, December 18, 2016, at Brookdale Senior Living, where she had resided for the past several months.
She was born on December 15, 1922 to Florence “Blocky” and Elsie (Pickett) Ridge. She was a graduate of Greens Fork High School and a member of Greens Fork Christian Church. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service and had served as Postmaster for Greens Fork. In 1943 she married Russell Pegg and he preceded her in death in 2000.
Survivors include two sons, Dan Pegg and Gordon Pegg (Sue); Gordon’s children, Cheryl Pegg and David Pegg; Cheryl’s daughter, Olivia Shepherd; a brother, Jack Ridge (Carolyn Sue); their daughter, Lynn Stiens (Pete) and nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Ridge.
Private services will be at the convenience of the family, with burial in Greens Fork South Cemetery. There will be no public calling.
Memorials may be made to Greens Fork Christian Church or Greens Fork Volunteer Fire Dept

Roy Manuel Johnson

roy_johnsonRoy Manuel Johnson, 79, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, December 18, 2016, art Reid Hospital, following a brief illness.
He was born in Laurel County, KY on August 16, 1937 to Cecil and Billie (Creech) Johnson, and lived most of his life in the Hagerstown area. Roy was a graduate of Hagerstown High School. He served with the U.S. Army 1961 to 1963. He owned and operated Johnson's Service Station for many years. At the time of its recent closing, it was believed to be the oldest continuously owned business in Hagerstown. He was a former member of Hagerstown Volunteer Fire Department and a 50 year member of William O. Frazier Post 333, American Legion.
Survivors include four siblings, Della Rhea Reese (Wilbur), Georgia Ruth Lambert (Don), James D. Johnson (Cristi) and Paul Kennard Johnson (Anita); many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Tuesday, December 27, at Culberson Funeral Home. Pastor Paul Gearhardt officiated with burial in Brick Cemetery with military honors.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.

December 14, 2016 Issue Obituaries

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Hagerstown, IN - Ethel Adams, 93, of Hagerstown died December 4, 2016 at her home after a short illness. She was born February 26, 1923 in Hamilton, Ohio to Leonard and Susie Abner Skinner and lived in the Hagerstown area most of her life.
She was a homemaker and a farm wife.
She is survived by her son Leonard (Sarah) Adams of Centerville, daughter Betty (Bill) Austerman of Richmond, 16 grandchildren, several great and great-great grandchildren; one brother Carl (Ethel) Skinner of Annville, Kentucky, one sister Reba (Bill) Null of Richmond, several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald who died in 1983, four children William, Larry, Patricia, and Carolyn Sue.
Services were Friday December 9, 2016 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Brian Longbons officiating; Burial was in Richland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the funeral home to offset expenses. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com

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Norma J. Sharp

Norma J. Sharp, 75, of Hagerstown passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Ambassador Health Care in Centerville.
She was born on October 21, 1941 in Pershing, IN to Elmer and Marie King and had lived most of her life in the Wayne County area. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School and was most recently employed in the cafeteria at Nettle Creek Schools.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, John P. Sharp, who she married on December 3, 1981; two children Shelly (Chase) Maroney and Jeffrey A. Hicks; three step-children Cindy (Michael) Hunt, Mark (Teresa) Sharp and Steven Sharp; a granddaughter Tessa Maroney; several step-grand and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Lenora Cummings, and a brother Donald King.
Friends may gather from 11:00 am until the start of services at 1:00 pm at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Chaplain Rick Alvey will be officiating. Burial will follow in Zion’s Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing.

December 7, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Norma Jean Knapp

Norma Jean Knapp, 84, a life long Hagerstown resident, died Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Reid Health.
Norma was born January 13, 1932. She had worked as an aid at Hagerstown Elementary School. In recent years, she had resided at Rosebud Village, where she enjoyed her many friends and participating in the activities there. She was also an avid fan of Indianapolis Colts football.
Survivors include a son, Brady Knapp (Janet); five grandchildren, Trevor, Brent and Brittny Knapp, Stacy Cantwell (Chris) and Lucas Jerome Shelton; a great-grandson, Blaze Knapp.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Knapp; a daughter, Tracy Shelton, and a sister, Minnie Combs.
Private memorial services will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no public services.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.

Richard "Dick" Nicholson

Richmond, Indiana - Richard "Dick" Allen Nicholson, 71, beloved Brother, Brother-in-law, Uncle and Great Uncle was called to his eternal resting place on November 21, 2016. He was born on April 1, 1945 in Wayne County, Indiana to Helen Lucille (Jacobsen) Nicholson and Frederick Earl Nicholson. He is survived by 4 brothers- David E. Nicholson of Richmond, Ronnie K. (Diane) Nicholson of Fountain City, Donnie L. (Dawn) Nicholson of Hagerstown and Darrell W. (Laura) Nicholson of Greensburg; sister-in-law Armetta Nicholson of Richmond; several cousins, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. He will be missed by special family friend Melony Sullivan of Economy. Dick worked at Eaton Gear and later at Belden Corp. before he retired. He farmed for many years and loved Farmall and International farm tractors. He was a very loving and giving person and was always ready to help anyone who asked him.
A public Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Friday (November 25, 2016) in St. Mary Church. Burial will follow in Goshen Cemetery. Father John Luerman will officiate. No public visitation is scheduled. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Dick's name to the American Cancer Society (5635 W 96th St Ste 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278) or the Alzheimer's Association (P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090). Online condolences may be made at www.riggle-waltermann.com

Dorothy L. Michaels

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Dorothy L. Michaels, 85, of Richmond died November 21, 2016 at Reid Health after a short illness. She was born February 27, 1931 in Richmond to James and Dorothy Wright Michaels and lived here most of her life. Dorothy retired from the Army in 1974 as a Master Sergeant, serving with the Intelligence Unit at the Pentagon. She loved all animals especially Chihuahuas, and enjoyed gardening,
Survivors include one brother John (Joan) Michaels of Greens Fork, her best friend of 60 years Mary Biggerstaff of Richmond, several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers Warren, Donald, Jerry, Russell, Duane, Mac, and Jesse Michaels, and four sisters Betty Imhoff, Arlene Fisher, Janet Wesler, and Sharon Ross.
Funeral services were Friday, November 25, 2016 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. Burial with military rites was in Earlham Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Women in Military Service to America Memorial 200 North Glebe Road Suite 400 Arlington, Virginia 22203 or Animal Care Alliance 4101 National Road West Richmond, Indiana 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

November 23rd, 2016 Issue Obituaries

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David R. Weber

Fond Du Lac, WI - Following a life dedicated to his family and his patients, our husband, father, grandfather, Opa, and friend, David R Weber, 79, passed away peacefully in Madison on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.
David was born on March 21, 1937, in New Castle, Ind., the only child of Raymond and Juanita (Scott) Weber. In 1955 he graduated from Hagerstown Jefferson Township High School in Indiana, where he also met his future wife, Mary Seeb. On August 2, 1959, he and Mary were married in Hagerstown. David received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 1958. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1962 and was an intern and resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals in Madison. He served one year as chief medical resident.
On Christmas Eve of 1965, he received draft notice and departed for Vietnam in June of 1966. While serving as a physician in Vietnam at the 93rd Evacuation Hospital he traveled to Washington, D.C., and personally met with the U.S. surgeon general to advocate for the authorization of life-saving medication to administer to soldiers in Vietnam. Because of this work, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
In 1968 David and Mary moved to Fond du Lac where they resided for 46 years. There, David joined the Fond du Lac Clinic (later becoming the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic). He was the sixteenth physician and second internist to join the practice. David served in countless leadership positions throughout his 34 years at the clinic, including president of the board. At St. Agnes Hospital, he served as chief of staff and medical director. He was a fellow of the American College of Physicians and member of the Wisconsin State Medical Society, as well as its Board and Scholarship Committee. He was a member of Rotary Club International and served on the United Way Board. He was also an active member of Pilgrim United Church of Christ.
David was a lifelong learner and avid reader. After retiring, he enjoyed traveling and spending more time with his family. Above all, David loved his family.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Middleton; children, Scott (Margaret) Weber of Chicago (Jonathan, Katherine), Mary Elizabeth (John) Pollard of Middleton (Alissa, Noah), Robert (Anne) Weber of Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Ethan, Ben, Christopher), Deborah (Tom) Mortonson of Fox Point (Ryan, Evan, Elise) and special cousin, Jon (Carol) Beeson of Cincinnati, Ohio.
A memorial service was Friday, November 18, 2016 from at Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Fond du Lac. Rev. Ted Drewsen officiated the ceremony. Cremation has taken place.
Memorials in his name may be directed to Pilgrim United Church of Christ or the Fond du Lac Area Foundation: Dr. David & Mary Weber Fund.
Additional information and guestbook may be found at ueckerwitt.com.

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Brian Gene Addison

Middletown,IN - Brian Gene Addison, 39, of Middletown, passed to his loving Lord November 16, 2016 at Signature Health Care of Muncie after an extended disease of Myotonic Dystrophy. He was born October 29, 1977 in Muncie to Daryl and Chris (Stump) Addison.
Brian graduated from Yorktown High School and attended Ivy Tech in Muncie. He was involved in Boy Scouts, bowling and weekly activities of going to the movies. He entertained many family members and friends with deep knowledge of the characters, plots and real life profiles of movie and TV actors. Brian’s fondness for the Colts and Pacers were evident in his collections. His memory was strong for much of the Old and New Testament, often being the resource of the scripture background. Brian is a member of the Body of Christ and was recent member of First Christian Church of Mooreland.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Kyle (Mandy Rohdert) Addison of Seymour; sister, Kelli (Tom) Eastus of Upland; nephews and nieces, Gabriel Eastus, Brooklyn Eastus, Abigail Eastus, Levi Eastus, Bowen Addison and Benny Addison; grandmothers, Joan Addison and Gretchen Stump; and many supportive cousins, uncles and aunts. Brian was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Howard P. Addison and Donald A. Stump.
Funeral services were Monday, November 20, 2016 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Brandon Addison officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, MDF 1004 A O’Reilly Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129 or First Christian Church of Mooreland, PO Box 31, Mooreland, IN 47360. Condolences and memories of Brian may be share at www.hinsey-brown.com.

Teresa Lee Cole

Williamsburg, IN - Teresa Lee Cole, age 58, passed away at Reid Health on November 14, 2016. She was born on February 2, 1958, to Ernest and Wilma (Bohannon) Keith in Dupo, Illinois.
Teresa had lived most of her life in Williamsburg. She was a graduate of Northeastern High School and Indiana University East; where she obtained her BA Degree in social services. She had been a counselor at different locations; most recent being at New Creations. In her spare time, she enjoyed singing, sewing, reading, watching TV, and spending time with her grandchildren. Teresa was a decorated singer at Northeastern; she had also been in numerous state competitions which included participating as Dorothy in the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.
She leaves to cherish her memory her mother: Wilma Jean Keith; children: Jason (Brandy) Keith, Jeremy Morrison, Joshua (Krystal) Patmore, Patrick (Teresa) Patmore, and Kara Cole; fifteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brother: Kevin (Kim) Keith; sister: Gina (Tim) Schlotterbeck, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her father and her husband: John Wilbur Cole.
Funeral services were held at Community Family Funeral Home, 101 West Main Street, Richmond, on Thursday, November 17, 2016 with Pastor John Maples officiating. Following cremation, burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Send online condolences to www.communityfamilyfh.com.

November 16th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

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Timothy V. Pittman

Timothy V. Pittman age 44, of Modoc, Indiana died Saturday, November 5, 2016 at his residence. Tim was born on December 1, 1971 in Richmond, Indiana. He currently worked at Gro-Tec, Inc. in Modoc and formerly was a police officer at Fountain City, IN Police Dept. from 1998 to 2000 and Hagerstown, IN Police Dept. from 2000 to 2014. Member of the Indiana F.O.P. and Sons of the V.F.W. in Brookville, OH. Preceded in death by his father: Vernon L. Pittman in 2010.
Survived by mother: B. Elaine (Graver) Pittman of New Paris, OH; Daughter: Maggie Pittman and Step-Daughter: Lacy Mangas both of Lakeland, FL; Sister & Brother-In-Law: Cara & Shawn Ditton of Eaton, OH; former wife: Melissa (Freeman) Pittman of Lakeland, FL. Niece & Nephew: Emily Ditton and Jacob Ditton and several aunt, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were Friday, November 11, 2016 at Barnes Funeral Home in New Paris, OH. Pastor Rodney Shelley officiated the services and interment was in Springlawn Cemetery in New Paris, OH.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the Web site at www.barnesfuneralhome.com.

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Frances Delora Allen

Hagerstown, IN - Frances Delora Allen returned to the Lord on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She was born February 4, 1925, to Gale and Nancy Eaton, in Corbin, KY, and resided most of her life in Richmond and Hagerstown, with her loving husband of 67 years, Virgil Allen. She was retired from Belden Corporation.
They raised two sons, Carl of Hagerstown, and Douglas of Chandler, AZ. She was a devout Christian, devoted wife and loving mother who took great pride in her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of Full Gospel Chapel. Toward the end of her life she enjoyed recalling their many trips and outings together.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons Carl (Sandra) Allen, Douglas (Billi) Allen, grandchildren Karen Soper, Susan Catania, Michael Allen, Robert Allen and Katey Henderson; great-grandchildren Tasha Moore, Cory Soper, Mathew Catania, Nicholas Catania, Caitlyn Catania, Joshua Allen and Leslie Allen; and, great-great-grandchildren Ethan Moore, Alex Moore, Anna Catania and Lucas Soper; sisters Gracie Leopold, Stella Martin; brother Wesley Eaton; and, a special niece Janet Cellender.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Jerry Eaton; and, sisters Sylvia Huff and Ruth Bradway.
Funeral services were Friday, November 11, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Alton Hall officiated with burial in West Lawn Cemetery.

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Paul G. Davis

Richmond, IN - Paul G. Davis, age 79, of Richmond, died Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at his home.
Born January 5, 1937, in Monticello, Kentucky, to Barney and Mae Bates Davis, Paul lived in Richmond for most of his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Paul formerly worked at Hills Roses and retired from Nettle Creek Industries as a sewing machine mechanic after more than 30 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, taking walks, listening to bluegrass and country music, cruising around town, and shooting pool. Paul loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Stella Shelton Davis; children, Cindy (Michael) Gibbel, David (Lisa) Davis, and Rhonda Davis, all of Richmond; grandchildren, Cameron Gibbel, Micaella Davis, Justin Gibbel, and Kyndal Davis; special niece, Linda (Rodney) Cates, who was like a little sister to him, of Williamsburg, Indiana; nephews; other nieces; and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four infant sons, Danny, Steven, Randy, and Tommy; and six siblings.
Funeral services were Monday, November 14, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor David K. Anderson officiating. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Richmond Senior Center, 1600 South 2nd Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 North 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com

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E. Louise (Lamb) Rusk

Centerville, IN - E. Louise (Lamb) Rusk, 95, of Centerville, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Brookdale Senior Living in Richmond.
Louise was born on June 22, 1921 in Wayne County and had lived most of her life there except for a few years in Henry County, farming with her husband Ralph H. Rusk. They were married October 12, 1940 in Richmond by Rev. F. C. McCormick. She was a 1939 graduate of Lincoln High School in Cambridge City and was a member of Harrison Home Makers Extension Club and IEHA, Jacksonburg Christian Church, and Ladies Aid. She loved the outdoors, her garden, flowers and butterflies. She also loved quilting and sewing baby quilts for Birth Rite for whom she had made over 1000.
Survivors are her children; Donald (Libby) Rusk of Richmond, David (Geneva) Rusk of Centerville and Linda (Gary Kost) Rusk of Indianapolis, IN; half sister Mary Jane Mockobee of Marion, IN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Rusk on October 30, 1999; mother Mary Hauk and step-father Harlan Hauk; also half-brother Harold Hauk
Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Chapel in Cambridge City on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 11:00 am until start of services at 1:00 pm. Rev. Stan Eastman will be officiating. Burial will follow in Zion’s Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jacksonburg Christian Church.

Stephen E. Weaver

Centerville, IN - E. Louise (Lamb) Rusk, 95, of Centerville, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Brookdale Senior Living in Richmond.
Louise was born on June 22, 1921 in Wayne County and had lived most of her life there except for a few years in Henry County, farming with her husband Ralph H. Rusk. They were married October 12, 1940 in Richmond by Rev. F. C. McCormick. She was a 1939 graduate of Lincoln High School in Cambridge City and was a member of Harrison Home Makers Extension Club and IEHA, Jacksonburg Christian Church, and Ladies Aid. She loved the outdoors, her garden, flowers and butterflies. She also loved quilting and sewing baby quilts for Birth Rite for whom she had made over 1000.
Survivors are her children; Donald (Libby) Rusk of Richmond, David (Geneva) Rusk of Centerville and Linda (Gary Kost) Rusk of Indianapolis, IN; half sister Mary Jane Mockobee of Marion, IN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Rusk on October 30, 1999; mother Mary Hauk and step-father Harlan Hauk; also half-brother Harold Hauk
Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Chapel in Cambridge City on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 11:00 am until start of services at 1:00 pm. Rev. Stan Eastman will be officiating. Burial will follow in Zion’s Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jacksonburg Christian Church., IN - Stephen E. Weaver, 66, of Losantville, passed away on Sunday evening, November 6, 2016, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born at Henry County Hospital, New Castle, on November 11, 1949 to Berton and Margaret (Heckathorn) Weaver of Losantville.
Steve was a 1968 graduate of Union High School, Modoc. He retired after 30 years with Dana Corp. at Hagerstown and was a mamber of UAW Local 1501. He was a former school bus driver for both Union and Blue River Valley School Corporations. Steve served on the Losantville Town Board for many years. He was a member of Antioch Christian Church, where he served as a trustee.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Carol (Burgess) Weaver; his sons, Scott Weaver of Spiceland, Rick (Tina) Dobbs of Evansville and Jody Dobbs of Florida; granddaughters Morgan Weaver and Chelsea Weaver of Spiceland, Ashley Coomes of Evansville; grandsons Logan Weaver of Spiceland, Zachary Dalton of Florence, KY and Brice Saddler of Evansville; a brother, Randy (Cindy) Weaver of Losantville and a sister, Nancy (John) Beard of Lake City, FL; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters and brothers-in-law Ruby(Ted) Lindsey, Stella Karr, Jeannette (John) Lamb and Ruth (Bill) Deady.
Services are Thursday, November 10, at Antioch Christian Church, Losantville. Pastor David Craw officiated with burial at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.

November 9th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

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November 2nd, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Rick D. Davenport

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Rick D. Davenport, 59, of Modoc, Indiana, passed away on October 25, 2016. He was born January 31, 1957 in New Castle, Indiana to the late Carl and Zelpha Davenport.

  Rick attended Hagerstown Community Schools. He was formerly employed at Wayne Works. Rick was a family man who loved to spend time with his family. He also loved playing music for the Lord and was an avid Colts Fan.

  Survivors include his wife Kristy Davenport, his children: Brandi (Greg) O’Conner, Summer (Mike) Wall and Rikki Davenport; his brother Larry Davenport; his sisters Mary Hurt and Margie Bates; 9 grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Lanny Davenport; and his sisters Nancy Broiles and Lori Johnson.

  Funeral services were Saturday October 29, 2016 at Community Family Funeral Home, 101 West Main Street, Richmond, Indiana. Burial was in West Lawn Cemetery, Hagerstown.

  Condolences may be sent via the guest book at www.communityfamilyfh.com

Dale Charles "Trigger" Harrison

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Dale Charles "Trigger" Harrison passed away October 25, 2016 at Fayette Regional Hospital in Connersville after a long illness. He was born October 3, 1943 in Manchester Kentucky to James and Pearl Jarvis Harrison Benge and lived in Richmond most of his life.

  He is survived by his two sons Dale Harrison of Richmond, Curt Harrison of Liberty, one daughter Tina Rene (Tony) Blevins of Hagerstown, four brothers James (Loretta) Harrison of Richmond, William Harrison of London, Kentucky, Dennis Harrison of Centerville, Fornie (Sherri) Benge of Richmond, five sisters Gale (Jim) Newberry of Mesa, Arizona, Wanda Schneider of Liberty, Judy Putala of Liberty, Shirley (David) King of Centerville, Debra Kay Jones of Muncie, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

  He is preceded in death by his parents and one daughter Margaret Ann Harrison.

  Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com.

Raymond C. Davis

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Raymond C. Davis, age 91, of Richmond, died Thursday, October 27, 2016, at his home.

  Born January 3, 1925, in Union County, Indiana, to Thomas H. and Dessie Wade Davis, Ray lived in Greens Fork and Richmond for most of his life. He volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army during W.W. II, including service in the China-Burma-India Theater, where he was awarded the bronze star medal, and served again during the Korean War. Ray graduated in 1943 from Clay Township High School in Greens Fork, Indiana, earned his bachelor’s degree in teaching from Earlham College, and his master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Ball State University. He worked as a teacher and counselor for Richmond Community Schools, including at Riley, Highland, and Pleasant View schools, retiring in 1987. Ray was a member of West Richmond Friends Meeting, the ‘Supper Club’, Elks Lodge #649, YMCA Y’s Men, Richmond Classroom Teachers Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library, and a founding member of Wayne Teachers Federal Credit Union. He was honored as a Master Cabinetmaker by the International Guild of Miniature Artisans.

  Survivors include his daughter, Adriene (Donald) Kalugyer of Greenwood, Indiana; grandchildren, Rachel (Tony) Beamon and Malcolm Kalugyer, both of Greenwood, Indiana; great-grandchildren, Emma and Nathan; sister-in-law, Willodean Smith Clinkenbeard; nieces; and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 63 years, Angae Lou Smith Davis, who died on August 20, 2013; parents; sisters, Lucille Fewell, Illene Haisley, Nell Ridge, and Phyllis Cheesman; brothers, Robert, Bill, and Herschel Davis; and seven nephews.

  Visitation for Raymond C. Davis will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Perry Anderson of Greenwood Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.

  Memorial contributions may be made to: West Richmond Friends Meeting, 609 West Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 North 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or Wayne County Historical Museum, 1150 North A Street, Richmond, IN 47374.

  Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

October 26th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Charles D. Paddock

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Charles D. Paddock, 94, a long time Hagerstown resident, died at his home, near Greenfield, on Monday, October 17, 2016.
He was born near Millville on March 9, 1922 to Charles M. and Lydia O. (Stonecipher) Paddock and lived most of his life in the Hagerstown area. He had resided in the Greenfield area for the past 10 years.
He was a 1940 graduate of Hagerstown High School. Charles served with the US Army during WW II and was stationed in London and Weisbaden, Germany. During that time he was active with United Nation Forces Witness Team. An accountant, he retired from Perfect Circle / Dana Corp. after 35 years of service. Following his retirement, he was employed by the Hagerstown Exponent, Perfect Circle Credit Union and Lydia's Restaurant. He was an income tax preparer for 27 years.
He was a 55 year member of Hagerstown Optimist Club and a member of Henry County Historical Society.
Survivors include 2 children, Carol (Stephen Peck) Paddock of Indianapolis and Stephen C. Paddock of Colombia, SC; 2 grandsons, David Peck and Daniel Peck, both of Indianapolis and a sister, Mary Louise Paddock Slaughterbeck, of West Milgrove, OH.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Velma (Overman) Paddock; a daughter, Janet Sue Paddock and 4 sisters, Doris Paddock Riley, Vera Paddock Wilson Taylor, Marian Paddock Colvin and Blanche Paddock Petty.
Services were Monday, October 24, at Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren. Pastor Brian Mackie officiated with burial in Brick Cemetery.
Special thanks to the loving, caring Building Memories staff, especially the Schwering/Keele family.
Memorials may be made to Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 225, Hagerstown, IN 47346 or to Hagerstown Optimist Club, P.O. Box 137, Hagerstown, IN 47346.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.

Eldon Holcomb

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Eldon Ray Holcomb, 84, a resident of Hagerstown passed away Sunday morning, October 16, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born January 30, 1932 in Rogersville to the late Robert Glen and Bernetha L. (Houser) Holcomb.
Eldon attended Blountsville and Mooreland High Schools and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He retired from Dana Corp., Hagerstown in 1983 after 30 years of service. Eldon had also worked as a tour guide at the Wilbur Wright Birthplace for many years. An avid hunter and outdoorsman, Eldon enjoyed gardening, reading and story telling. A loving and compassionate man, he never met a stranger and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include six children: Steve Holcomb of Hagerstown, Ed (Mary) Holcomb of New Castle, Brenda (Bruce) Berg of Mooreland, Rita Holcomb (Richard Woodall) of East Palatka, FL, Monte Holcomb of Mooreland and Mark (Cindy) Holcomb of Fairland; thirteen grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; five siblings: Helen Gossage, Norma Crandall, Dorothy Pope and Larry Holcomb, all of New Castle and Mary Lou Cartwright of Andrews; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents, Eldon was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years: Barbara Ann Holcomb in 2003; a sister: Betty Fleming; brothers: Robert "Bud" and Dickie Holcomb, and an infant brother, Harold Edward Holcomb.
A memorial service was Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Thomas Current officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to the New Castle Henry County Public Library, 376 S. 15th St. New Castle, IN 47362 or the Wilbur Wright Birthplace, 1525 N. County Road 750 E, Hagerstown, IN 47346.
Online condolences and memories of Eldon may be shared at www.hinsey-brown.com.

Mary Edith Brown

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Mary Edith Brown, 90, a long time Hagerstown resident, died at her home in Richmond on Saturday, October 22, 2016.
She was born in Flatrock, Indiana, in Shelby County on June 2, 1926 to John and Addie Sweat. Following graduation from Kennard High School in 1944, she worked at Reiner’s Grocery and Sears in New Castle. She later worked at the Delco Remy plant in Anderson and then for 27 years at Dana in Hagerstown where she was in Quality Control.
Mary married Roy W. Brown on April 30, 1949 and they were married until his death in February of 2015. Together, Mary & Roy were active for many years in politics, working hard to support candidates they believed in such as Congressman David MacIntosh. Mary was proud to have met many prominent Republicans including former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Ohio governor John Kasich.
A born homemaker, Mary loved to sew and created many beautiful dresses for her daughter when she was a little girl and also made curtains in practically every house she lived in over the years. Mary also loved to bake and her kids remember that the large brown ceramic cookie jar in their kitchen was always filled with their mother’s oatmeal, peanut butter or chocolate chip cookies for after school treats. In addition, Mary’s pies were legendary, especially her amazing apple pie. She would happily share her recipes, but no one seemed to be able to make the pies half as well as Mary did. Mary also made fabulous soups, and her split pea soup and beef vegetable soup were enjoyed countless times by family and friends. At Christmas she always made Bourbon Balls, and those who were fortunate enough to get some as a gift asked for more next Christmas. Before anyone had ever heard of Martha Stewart, Mary often purchased what seemed to be old, ruined furniture at garage sales, and through much hard work would turn used items into beautiful antiques that were admired by all who visited her home. An expert wallpaperer, Mary not only adorned walls in her own homes but was always willing to help out friends and family members by working alongside them in hanging wallpaper.
Mary took up oil painting in the early 1960s and went on to produce many paintings over the years, even selling some to friends and strangers. She loved vibrant colors, and her favorite subjects were sunflowers and farm scenes that reminded her of her childhood days.
Travel was another one of Mary’s favorite things to do. Her favorite place to visit was Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she was always up before everyone else to walk in solitude on the beach. She also enjoyed visits to Disney World, Washington DC, New York City, New Jersey, Savannah and Baltimore with her family.
Mary also loved to play Euchre and was an avid reader until her eyesight failed her in her mid 80s.
Mary was pre-deceased by her parents, her sisters, Betty Anderson and Roberta Jay, and her husband. She is survived by her son George (Lois) of Richmond, daughter Marilyn Clark (Tom) of Cincinnati, granddaughter Julie Stewart (Jeff) of Cincinnati, grandson Brian Clark (Linda) of Cincinnati and great-grandsons Thomas, John, Daniel and Jacob Stewart. She is also survived by a step-grandson Doug Owens (Brooke) and step-great granddaughter Sydney Owens of Richmond. Mary was a firm believer in God and Jesus Christ with whom she will spend eternity.
Visitation will be 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 3:30 PM. Pastor Bob Clark will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonffh.com

Earl Fredrick "Fred" Johnson

Earl Fredrick “Fred” Johnnson 77 of Richmond passed away October 16, 2016 at his home after a long illness. He was born November 16, 1938 in Preble Co. Ohio, to William O. and Edna Hayslett Johnson and lived here all of his life.
He retired after 34 years from RP&L.
He served as a corporal in the Marine Corps.
He was a member of the Whitewater Valley Harley Davidson Chapter, National “HOG” Members, Richmond Lodge #196 F&AM, Scottish Right Indianapolis Valley.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years Gloria; one son Fredrick Allen (Michelle) Johnson, one daughter Christine Marie (Jeff) Ballenger, one step- daughter Tammy (Mike) Sullenbarger, three step-sons Brian Howard (Lori) Powell, James Ray (Samantha) Powell, Jerry Scott (Carla) Powell, fourteen grandchildren Catelin Aucoin, Jeffrey Ballenger, Dalton Johnson, Danielle Ames, Mason, Chloe Sullenbarger, Brant, Amanda, Jordan Powell, Jerrad Dennis, Abbie, Madyson Powell, Jamie, Christee Powell, three great grandchildren, one sister Rhea (Ed) Adams of Fountain City, three brothers William (Judy) Johnson of Richmond, David (Jessie) Johnson of Williamsburg, Edward (Leslie) Johnson of Lewisville, Texas, several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Services were Wednesday October 19, 2016 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with his friend Mike Mullins and sister in law Janice Guyette speaking. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com.

October 19th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Mary Ellen Riley

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Mary Ellen Riley, age 84, of Richmond, died Monday, October 10, 2016, at Friends Fellowship Community.

  Born February 1, 1932, in Coroapolis, Pennsylvania, to Benjamin and Melda Schramm Wampler, Mary Ellen lived most of her life in this community. She worked at Johns Manville as a secretary, retiring in 1992 after 36 years of service. Mary Ellen was a member of the American Legion Harry Ray Post #65 Women’s Auxillary, Richmond Senior Community Center, and Widowed Persons Service in Richmond. She had been a member of First English Lutheran Church for 74 years.

  Survivors include her sisters, Shirley Lee and Kay Smith, both of Richmond; nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and many friends, including special friends, Jim and Anita Marshall of Florida, Edna Mikesell of Richmond, and Betty Stohler of Hagerstown, Indiana.

  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Virgil Mahoney who died in 1978; second husband, Theodore Riley who died in 1990; and parents.

  Funeral services were Monday, October 17, 2016, at First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond with Pastor John Walker officiating. Entombment was in the Earlham Memorial Mausoleum.

  Memorial contributions may be made to: First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

  Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Elaine Rogers

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Ruth Elaine Rogers, age 73, of Richmond, died Thursday, October 13, 2016, at Reid Health.

  Born April 25, 1943, in Anderson, Indiana, to James Kyle and Ruth E. Whetsel Fields, Ruth lived most of her life in Hagerstown, Indiana and Richmond. She graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1961. Ruth worked for Belden. She retired from Reid Hospital after working in Home Health Care Services. Ruth also worked in the offices of Domingo L. Ang, M.D. and Angela Burke, D.D.S. She attended Webster United Methodist Church. Ruth loved traveling, going to casinos, bowling, and playing cards. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. The love of her life was her family and attending their school functions.

  Survivors include her husband of 53 years, William J. Rogers; daughter, Traci (Jeff) Moistner of Richmond; sons, Terry (Stephanie) Rogers of Richmond and Trevor (Tammy) Rogers of Eaton, Ohio; grandchildren, Harli Rogers, Austin Steck, Owen Rogers, Dakota and Courtney Childers, and Logan and Austin Moistner; great-grandchildren, Briele and Brenna; nephew, Brian Fields of Greens Fork, Indiana; aunts; uncle; cousins; and many friends, including her beloved dog, Kobe.

  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gene Kyle Fields.

  Funeral services were Monday, October 17, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. James L. Girdley officiating. Burial was in West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown.

  Memorial contributions may be made to: Lupus Foundation of America - Indiana Chapter, 9302 North Meridian Street, Suite 203, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

  Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Sibyl Gay Price

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Sibyl Gay Price, age 97, of Richmond, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Arbor Trace Exceptional Senior Living.

  Born September 17, 1919, in Mark Tree, Arkansas, to Argus Ostry and Drucilla Steele Holloway, Sibyl lived in Richmond most of her life. She graduated from Morton High School in 1938. Sibyl worked as an accountant for AVCO, retiring in 1970 after 18 years of service. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Richmond Arts Club.

  Survivors include her daughter, Janet (Paul) Vertesch of Centerville, Indiana; grandchildren, Jana Drew of Centerville, Jeff (Portia) Drew of New Mexico, Andra (Jr.) Solis and Shannon Hicks, both of Hagerstown, and Tyler (Amanda) Dougherty of Westfield, Indiana; great-grandchildren, Mikenzie (Jacob) Stewart, Madison, Bailey, and Derek Davis, Sammy and Isabella Solis, Mason Hicks, and twins, Emma and Ellie Hicks; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Malvern ‘Mal’ Price who died September 2, 2012; daughter, Joan Dougherty; and brother, Herschel Holloway.

  Funeral services were Monday, October 17, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Ronald Naylor officiating. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to: Richmond Art Museum, P.O. Box 816, Richmond, IN 47375 or Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46209-4830.

  Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

C. Darrell Stephenson

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C. Darrell Stephenson, age 66, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at his home.

  Born May 29, 1950, in Richmond, Indiana, to Kenneth H. and Lillian M. Johnson Stephenson, Darrell was a life-long resident of Wayne County. He graduated from Richmond High School in 1968. Darrell served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked as an auto mechanic for the Richmond Police Department for 18 years. Darrell was a member of the Amvets Post 38 and a former member of the John Hennigar F.O.P. Lodge #63.

  Survivors include his daughter, Danielle Brittenham of Centerville, Indiana; sons, Derrick Stephenson of Richmond and Dale, Cameron, Dominick, Josh, and Jason Stephenson; grandchildren, Hunter Whited and Holden Hampton; sisters, Kim Scott of Richmond and Denise Stephenson of Liberty; brother, John Stephenson of Williamsburg, Indiana; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Connie Bell.

  A memorial gathering for C. Darrell Stephenson was Monday, October 17, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date.

  Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

H. Virginia Wittman

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H. Virginia Wittman, age 90, formerly of Wayne County, died Tuesday, October 4, 2016, in Noblesville, Indiana.

  Born May 8, 1926, in Richmond, Indiana, to George and Margaret Karcher Niewoehner, Virginia lived most of her life in Richmond and Greens Fork.

  She worked in the Cost Accounting Department at NATCO for 35 years. Virginia was a member of the Centerville Women’s Club, An’ North Homemakers Club, and Clay Township Historical & Preservation Society. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she served on the finance committee.

  Survivors include her son, Christopher Wittman (Susan Tancock) of Noblesville; grandchildren, Calla and Suzanna Wittman, Madeline Arnott, and Michael Shew; son-in-law, Rick (Becky) Arnott of Fishers, Indiana; sisters-in-law, Joann Wittman of Dublin, Indiana and Patricia Wittman of Muncie, Indiana; nieces; nephews; and many friends, including special friend, Rhea Toschlog.

  She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, John C. Wittman; daughter, Jo Anna Wittman Arnott; grandson, Colin Arnott; parents; sister, Betty Anderson; and brother, Dick Niewoehner.

  Funeral services were Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church with Reverend Dr. Daniel Nugent officiating. A private burial was in Lutherania Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Jo Anna Wittman Arnott Memorial Scholarship, 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., Ballantine Hall, Room 442, Bloomington, IN 47405, Attn: Patricia Ingham, Dept. Chairman.

  Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Billy Clay Lanter

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Billy Clay Lanter, 71, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Reid Hospital.

  He was born in Rushville on November 11, 1944 to James E. and Gladys M. (Fooks) Lanter. He lived most of his life in the Hagerstown area. Bill was a graduate of Union School, Modoc, served with the U.S. Army and was a retired employee of Perfect Circle/ Dana Corp. He attended New Life Holiness Church. He was a member of American Legion Post 333 and a former member of AMVETS Post 38, Greens Fork.

  Survivors include his wife, Naomi (Siggers) Lanter; six children, Bilinna Davis (Gordon), Troy Lanter (Jackie), Davina Lanter (Brent), Tyrone Lanter, Bobby Gibson (Gwen) and John Sheets; 14 grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua, Stephen, Molly, Jordon, Christina, Lauren, Makayla, Jarid, Shayna, Seth, Scott, Johnathan and Samantha; 6 great-grandchildren, Gage, Mason, Lexy, Peyten, Colt and Kassandra; 5 siblings, Doug Lanter (Nancy), David Lanter, James Lanter (Hollie)), Marge McInnis and Judy McGuire; a sister-in-law, Yvonne Lanter and numerous nieces and nephews.

  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rebecca Lanter, a brother, Ted Lanter and a sister, Patty Perry.

  Services will be at 1:00 PM Thursday, October 20, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Rev. Ron Coleman will officiate. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

  Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 333.

Howard Max Woods

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Howard Max Woods, 78, of Hagerstown, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 15, 2016, surrounded by family, following a short illness.

  He was born in New Castle on July 9, 1938 and was raised in Hagerstown by Paul and Ruby Dale.

  He received an Associate Degree from Fisher College. He served with the US Army, 1955 to 1979, retiring as Operations Sergeant and served 2 tours in Vietnam. He was later employed by Dana Corp. and, for 14 years, owned and operated Dutch Oven Bakery. He was a life long member of Hagerstown First United Methodist Church.

  He was past master of Hagerstown Lodge #49 F&AM, past Grand Chancellor, Knights of Pythians Crescent Lodge #33, past Imperial Prince, DOKK Lodge #33, a member of Hagerstown Rotary Club, a member of American Legion Post 333, and a former member of Hagerstown Town Council.

  Survivors include his wife, Angelika (Stoltz) Woods; 7 children, Donna (Gary) Cail, Linda (Robert) Williams, Barbara (Omar) Harris, Shirley Cosenze, Brenda (Matthew) Weiss, Michael (Jennifer) Woods and David (Kathrin) Woods; 26 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Judy Klacking and Jane Hall.

  Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, with Masonic and Pythian memorial services beginning at 7:00 p.m.

  The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, DUMC, Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710.

October 12th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Camilla R. Frazer

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Mrs. Camilla R. Frazer, 95, formerly of Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 4, from Altenheim Health and Living in Beech Grove.

  She was born on April 2, 1921 in Richmond, Indiana to Omar S. and Clara E. Luthenfels Clark.

  Mrs. Frazer lived most of her life in Williamsburg before moving to Beech Grove in 2004. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing and knitting and was a member of the former Williamsburg United Methodist Church.

  Mrs. Frazer will be missed by her daughter, Pat (Richard) Lee; son & daughter-in-law, Jon (Karen) Chamness; step-daughters, Carolyn (Mose) Tutterrow and Brenda (Gary) Butler; step-son, Robert (Nancy) Frazer; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

  Mrs. Frazer was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Howard Chamness, in 1960; and second husband, James R. Frazer, in 1982.

  A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Frank Monroe at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 8, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Williamsburg Cemetery.

Rachel Lavern Holler Pitts

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Rachel Lavern Holler Pitts, 84, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at Arbor Trace in Richmond.

  She was born in New Castle to Eber and Minnie (Lovegrove) Holler. She attended Hagerstown High School. On September 11, 1949 she married Richard E. Pitts and was a farm wife for 66 years, until his death in 2015. Rachel had also been employed at Abbott's Candy Shop. She attended New Testament Church of Christ.

  Survivors include three children, Rebecca Pitts, Ramona Owens and Randy Pitts, all of Hagerstown; six granddaughters, Jennifer (Matt) Lake, Abigail (Jeff) Marshall, Tabitha (Jon) Robinson, Serena Owens, Jill (Bryan) Curts and Lindsay Pitts; six great-grandchildren; two nieces.

  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ervin Holler.

  Services were on Saturday, September 8, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Paul Gearhardt will officiated with burial in Brick Cemetery.

  Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.

John W "Jay" Campbell

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John W "Jay" Campbell, 57, of Elwood, died Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at St. Vincent Heart Hospital, Indianapolis, following a brief illness.

  He was born in Elwood on July 4, 1959 to John F. and Dolores (Caskey) Campbell and was a life long resident of the area. Jay owned and operated a metal casting and excavation business.

  Survivors include his mother, Dolores Schoen; a sister, Sue Campbell Hiatt (David); his step-mother, Henrietta Cupp; two nephews, Ben Hiatt (Amanda) and Jacob Hiatt; a great-niece, Lainey Hiatt and many cousins.

  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Nathan Campbell in 1987.

  Services were Saturday, October 8, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor David Craw officiated.

  Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite animal shelter.

  Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com