Obituaries for Dec. 13, 2017, print edition

Lisa Ann Strunk

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Lisa Ann Strunk, age 50, of Centerville, Indiana, died Friday, December 8, 2017, at Ambassador Healthcare.
Born June 7, 1967, in Dayton, Ohio, to James and Carolyn Guthrie Perry, Lisa lived in Centerville most of her life. She was a 1985 graduate of Centerville High School.
Lisa was a vet tech at Animal Hospital of Centerville. She loved animals and camping.
Survivors include her husband, Neal Strunk, to whom she was married March 21, 1997; daughter, Summer Strunk of Richmond; son, Jerrick Steele of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; stepson, Matthew Strunk of Indiana; granddaughter, Saphera; parents; sister, Lori (Mark) Givens of Centerville; aunt, Susie (Gene) Gabbard of Dublin, Indiana; nieces, including special niece, Lorin Burke; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nicole Dickerson.
Visitation for Lisa Ann Strunk will be  from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service follows at noon Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home with Chaplain Rick Alvey officiating. Burial will be in Bryan Cemetery.

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

 

 

 

George W. Goble

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – George W. Goble, age 95, of Centerville, Indiana, died Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Friends Fellowship Community.
Born February 2, 1922, in Urbana, Illinois, to George Washington and Roberta Lee Sonner Goble, George lived in Centerville most of his life.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. George was a 1948 graduate of University of Illinois, having earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. He moved to Centerville in 1952 from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. George was a dairy farmer for 14 years before becoming owner of Centerville NPK, a chemical fertilizer company in Centerville.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Lucille Serepinas Goble; son, George H. Goble of West Lafayette, Indiana; grandson, Cody Warner of New York, New York; son-in-law, Michael Warner of Banner Elk, North Carolina; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Warner, who died April 2017; parents; sisters, Elizabeth F. Jonson and June H. Monger; and brother, Thomas S. Goble.
Private graveside service for George W. Goble will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery Veterans Field of Honor. Arrangements are being handled by Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

John H. Turner

RICHMOND, Ind. – John H. Turner, age 83, of Richmond, Indiana, died Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Friends Fellowship Community.

He was born to Ruth Wolke Turner and Leroy Turner at their farm on Salisbury Road in Wayne County on April 26, 1934. As a boy, John helped on the farm and was active in 4-H. He and his sisters exhibited at the Wayne County 4-H Fair and the Indiana State 4-H Fair, all of them receiving honors and trophies over the years. In 1944, John received the state trophy as a 4-H Champion Showman with his Holstein-Fresian cow. He attended St. Mary School, Riley Junior High School, and Richmond High School, graduating in 1952. While a student at Purdue University, John majored in Agriculture Economics and was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity, activities director of the Purdue Student Union, and a member of Skull and Crescent, Gimlet, and Iron Key honoraries.

After graduating from Purdue in 1956, he served in the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. John was married to Elva “Jody” Turner on June 16, 1957. In 1958, he returned to Richmond where he continued to farm and also began teaching at Webster School in 1959, teaching there until Webster consolidated with Williamsburg where he taught until 1967. John received his master’s degree in education at Ball State University in 1967. He then taught at Centerville Junior High School until he retired in 1991. John was active in the Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation Service, where he served as a director for several years. John was a strong advocate of soil conservation and preservation of the environment. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church and volunteered at the Richmond Rose Garden and the Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library.

John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Myron “Mike” Turner; sisters, Virginia Clevenger and Barbara Wannemacher; and sister-in-law, Jessie Turner.

Surviving are his wife, “Jody” Turner of Richmond; daughter, Wendy (Ron) Haynes of Jacksonville, Florida; son, Michael Turner of Newport Beach, California; grandson, Ben Adam Haynes of Orlando, Florida; granddaughter, Emily Ann Haynes of Jacksonville, Florida; brothers-in-law, Dick Clevenger of Richmond and John (Sally) Wannemacher of Troy, Ohio; nieces; and nephews.

Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Central United Methodist Church, 1425 East Main Street, Richmond with Pastor Tom Ream officiating. Burial will follow in Earlham Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Central United Methodist Church, 1425 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374; Richmond Rose Garden, 33 S. 7th Street, Richmond, IN 47374; or Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 N. 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374.

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

 

Jesse “Sonny” Boggs

Jesse “Sonny” Boggs, 87, of Centerville died Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Ambassador Health Care after a lengthy illness. He was born December 6, 1931 in Centerville to Jesse Allen and Eva Storie Boggs and lived here all his life.

He retired from Visteon in 1988 after working 33 years. He was an Army veteran and a member of Freedom Baptist Church. He enjoyed drinking coffee with his buddies at Stuckey’s and the Abington General Store. He loved his family, especially being with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife June who he married December 22, 1958, his daughter Julie Ann (Todd) Suttle of Richmond, his step son Jerry (Dixie) Gabbard of Richmond, six grandchildren Natasha (Jake) Knight, Danny Boggs, Howard, Lyndsey Boggs, Amy and Jason Gabbard, one great grandchild Shelly Boggs, two sisters Rusty Gethers of Richmond and Ruby German of California, nieces and nephews. His son Danny died in 2010, his parents, one brother Dorman, and two sisters Juanita Henry and Ruth Johnson are also deceased.

Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Friday December 8, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Dr. William D. Rheuble officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery with military rites. Friends may call from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Disabled American Veterans 575 N. Pennsylvania Room 324 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

 

Frank Hummel

LEWISVILLE - Frank Hummel, of Rushville, died quietly after sunrise, Tuesday, December 5th.

Born in 1935 in Arlington Heights, IL, to Lee Hummel and Anna Popp Hummel, Frank grew up in Palatine, IL. After the age of 9, he was also raised by his maternal grandmother, Amanda Landwehr Popp. Legend has it that as a youth he walked uphill both ways to school, in a foot of snow, carrying a cord of wood to stoke the school stove.

He lived a long full life and did many different things, from working on the construction at the interchange of the Kennedy Expressway and the Tri-State, to racing powerboats, to playing semi-pro baseball, to supporting his family with bowling winnings, and dropping printing presses out of airplanes while in the US Army. He worked for decades as a Master Machinist in the printing industry, as well as in the injection molding businesses, until his retirement.

Introduced by his best friends to Thelma Westphal from Dundee, Frank and Thelma were wed in May, 1959 after only 11 months of dating, and remained married until her death in 2010, at which point he could finally get a word in edgewise.

Thirteen months after being married, the Hummels started to expand, adding Frank, Jr. in 1960, Wayde in 1962, Lauryn in 1964, and Bryan in 1966. Upon the addition of a cat and dog, the Hummels moved to Crystal Lake from their house in Palatine.

Upon retirement Frank and Thelma travelled extensively, staying with friends, and opening their own house to friends they had made from around the world. Frank and Thelma also appeared onscreen as extras in many movies and television shows filmed in the Chicago area.

In June 2016, Frank relocated to Miller’s Merry Manor in Rushville, IN. He loved his time there with the great staff and many friends.

Frank was preceded in death by his mother and father, his stepmother Helen Fry Hummel, and stepfathers Al Hosman and Vern Malsch.

Frank will be missed by sisters Betty Parkhurst and Patricia Csaszar. He is also survived by Frank, Jr. and his wife Theresa and sons Aaryn, Alexandyr, and Adam; his son Wayde and wife Shelly, and sons Blake and Ryan and his wife Kate and their sons Joey and Carter; daughter Lauryn Mitchell and her daughters Katie and Bridget; and son Bryan and his wife Deb and their sons Nate, Josh, and Luke.

Private visitation will be at the convenience of the family.  Cremation will follow at the Eastern Indiana Crematory of Dublin.  Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements, where online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

 

Dale Lamberson

Dale Allen Lamberson, 81, of Mars Hill, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017. Born in Cambridge City, Indiana, to Fred and Bertha Lamberson. Dale was predeceased by his parents and his older brother Arvin.
Dale is survived by his wife Carolyn of 53 years, his son Allen and daughter-in -law Dinah. Dale was “Grandaddy” to Allen and Dinah’s 8 children, Jacob, Mackenzie, Jack, Zackary, Susannah, James, Emylou and Rosabelle.
Dale’s alma mater was Purdue University, where he earned a degree in agronomy to carry on a multi-generational legacy of overseeing a family farm in Indiana. He was a banker for most of his professional life in the Asheville, NC area.
A highlight of Dale’s life was living on Allen and Dinah’s farm in Minnesota for 8 years. He enriched his grandchildren’s lives by passing on years of wisdom about horses, livestock and growing a variety of crops. He particularly enjoyed barn improvement projects and fixing tractors and other equipment.
Dale was an active member of Mars Hill Baptist Church for 52 years. His family will honor his life 11:00am Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Mars Hill Baptist Church. The burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service, at Mars Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. A light luncheon and time of remembrance will follow in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, Dale would desire an offering to Mars Hill Baptist Youth programs to support training future Christian leaders.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralservice.org.

 

Obituaries for Dec. 6, 2017, print edition

Nina B. Prosser

Nina B. Prosser, 90, formerly of Dublin passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017, surrounded by her children, at Ambassador Health Care in Centerville.
She was born on October 25, 1927, in Connersville to C. Raymond and Olive Eulalia Bailey and had lived most of her life in the Dublin area.
Nina was a 1945 graduate of Bentonville High School. She and her husband owned and operated D&N Truckstop in Dublin for over 30 years and she worked for O. B. McCullough & Son for over 30 years. She was a member of Phi Chi Epsilon Sorority, Alpha Epsilon Chapter and the Cambridge City First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: her children Penny (Paul) Pentecost, Raymond (Betsy) Prosser and Robert (Linda) Prosser; 11 grandchildren Jason, Clint, and Troy Prosser; Nick and Pete Judy, Jennifer Minton, Jalana Risch and Chad Pentecost; Eric and Mark Prosser and Jill Wagner; 32 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Donald O. Prosser; son Jack Prosser; grandson T. J. Hartley; great-great-granddaughter Ansley Grace Barrett; and 3 sisters Harriett Smith, Nellada Fisher and Freda Shafer.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with Rev. Max Milton officiating. Burial will follow in Southlawn Cemetery in Dublin. Friends may call from 4:00 pm until 7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cambridge City First United Methodist Church or Reid Foundation.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com.

 

 

 

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 '80s 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.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until the start of the funeral service at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. Pastor Anton Payne officiated. Burial was at Southlawn Cemetery in Dublin.
Online condolences may be made at www.waskoms.com

 

 

Vivian W. Younts

RICHMOND, Ind. – Vivian W. Younts, age 92, of Richmond, Indiana, died Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Ambassador Healthcare.

Born December 4, 1924, in Richmond, Indiana, to Geoffrey F. and Erla May Couts Freeman, Vivian was a life-long resident of this community. She was a 1942 graduate of Richmond High School and a 1961 graduate of Dayton Business College. Vivian was one of the founders of Volunteer Tax Preparation Services, where she served for 29 years. She formerly worked as an accountant at Second National Bank for 10 years and did independent accounting work for other businesses Vivian was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Druids Lodge, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She volunteered at Morrisson-Reeves Library and the Richmond Senior Center during tax season. Vivian was a member of First Baptist Church. She enjoyed attending Civic Theatre and Civic Hall productions and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon (Mike) Burtch of New Paris, Ohio; sons, Phillip “Butch” (Nancy) Younts of Centerville, Indiana, and Ronald E. Younts and Robert J. Younts, both of Richmond; son-in-law, Robert Nuss of Richmond;10 grandchildren, Greg (Tracy) Burtch of New Paris, Christopher (Jennifer) Burtch of Kentucky, D’Ann Daniels of Speedway, Indiana, Kylee (Blake) Southerland of Richmond, Rodney (Rhi) Younts of Richmond, Amanda (Randy) Glunt of Richmond, Eric (Amy) Younts of Michigan, Mary (Matt) Geremesz of Michigan, Jonathan (Jessica) Nuss of Richmond, and Danielle Nuss of Richmond; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; step-sisters; step-brothers; two cousins; and many friends, including Mary Hankosky and Sally Senese.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol J. Nuss; mother, Erla May Gahret; father; sister, Maxine Pollard; brothers, Richard, Donald, and William Freeman; niece, Judy Pierce; and nephew, Gary Pollard.

Visitation for Vivian W. Younts will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Cochran officiating. Private burial will be in Earlham Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Riley Hospital for Children, Memorial Foundation, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204 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.

Janice Rose Helms

DUBLIN-  Janice Rose Helms, 72, passed away Monday afternoon November 27, 2017 at Wayne Hospital, Hospice Care in Greenville, Ohio.

A daughter of the late Freeman and Gladys (Hunter) Wassom, Janice was born in Algood, Tennessee, on May 19, 1945.  Janice grew up in the Dublin community and graduated from Lincoln High School in Cambridge City with the class of 1963.  A homemaker, Janice had lived in Centerville and Richmond before moving to Ohio in 2011.  She attended the North Ridge Wesleyan Church in Dayton, Ohio.

Janice was preceded in death by her husband , Ronald Helms of Centerville.

Survivors include, 3 daughters, Angela Holmes of Ansonia, OH, Lisa (Scott) Ritz of Greenville, OH and Ashlynn Helms of Ansonia, OH; 4 grandchildren, Kaylee and Ethan Holmes, Britley Ritz and Kacey (Elliott) Littlefield; 1 great granddaughter, Layla; 2 siblings, Phyllis (Max) Dick and Cheryl Toschlog; 1 half-sister, Beatrice Wassom;  nieces and nephews.

Following cremation the family will receive friends from 1p.m. until the start of the Memorial Service at 3 p.m.  on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin.

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

 

 

Dewey Palestine Isaacs

CONNERSVILLE - Dewey Palestine Isaacs, 82, passed away peacefully Thursday evening at his home in Connersville with his family at his side. A son of the late Jerry T. and Melva (Gabbard) Isaacs, Dewey was born in Jackson County, Kentucky, on September 18, 1935.  Dewey has made his home in Connersville for over 60 years. He retired from D & M where he worked in press setup.  Following retirement, he worked in the model shop at the Ford Plant.  In his leisure, Dewey enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, woodworking and small engine repair. He was a member of the Baptist Temple and found comfort in his Bible reading and study.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, the former Barbara R. Brown. They were married in Richmond, Indiana, on March 21, 1958. Two sons, Jerry D. (Jennifer) Isaacs of Cambridge City and Michael R. (Jennifer) Isaacs of Connersville; Five grandchildren, Todd, James Michael, Jacob Michael, Taylor May and Delanie  Isaacs; one great granddaughter, Izzy Isaacs;  Seven siblings, Vernon and Paul Isaacs, Velma McHenry Day, Fern Seale and Marsha Zornes all of Connersville, Hazel Callahan of Greenfield and Tippy Toler of Richmond; several nieces and nephews.

Dewey was preceded in death by four siblings, Frank, Delbert and Herschel Isaacs and Yvonne “Cricket” Richmond.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Monday December 4, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Rev. Herman Chaney will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Fayette County Cancer Society- P.O. Box 480, Connersville, IN 47331.

Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

 

 

Kenneth Neal Kraft

Born March 16, 1947, in Evansville, Indiana, to Neal Chester and Ruth Edwards Kraft, Ken recently moved to Richmond. He graduated from F.J. Reitz High School in Evansville and attended the University of Evansville. Ken served in the U.S. Army in South Korea. He retired from George Koch Sons in Evansville after working for 39 years in estimating, sales, and engineering. Ken was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Evansville, an active member of the Evansville Tri-State Tres Dias Community, and a lifelong 4-H member, where he served as a leader. Ken also served as a founding member on the Board of Directors of the Electrocoat Association. He enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with his family. Ken’s favorite place in all the world was the Smoky Mountains.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mary Ann Klausmeier Kraft; children, Aaron Neal (Catherine) Kraft of Blue Springs, Missouri, Matthew F. Kraft of Louisville, Kentucky, and Emily (Jeremy) Kraft Lundgren of Centerville, Indiana; grandchildren, Jonathan, Jacqueline, Kayla, and Robert; siblings, Bob (Janice) Kraft, Bob (Phyllis) Driggs, Bob Hardesty, Pam (Bill) Helms, Bill (Anita) Kraft, Connie (Bob) Kinkle, Karen (David) Aldridge, Kathy (Jim) Preston, David (Debbie) Driggs, and Rick (Diane) Kraft; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Neal and Ruth; stepmother, Charlotte N. Kraft; and sister, Kay Hardesty.

Visitation for Kenneth Neal Kraft will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017, at First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond with Pastor Chip Belanga and Pastor Aaron Kraft officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.

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

 

James R. “Jim” Ringle

LEWISVILLE- James R. “Jim” Ringle, 67, passed away Sunday morning November 26, 2017 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana.
A son of the late William J. and Dorothy (Eckert) Ringle, Jim was born in Tiffin, Ohio on August 11, 1950.
He was a graduate of Tiffin-Columbian High School and Ohio State Barber College.
He worked as a maintenance supervisor in the foundry industry.
He has made his home in Lewisville for the past 26 years.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, the former Susan Kay Smith. They were married in Monroe, Michigan on April 24, 1971; 3 children, Gary (Nicole) Ringle of Delaware, OH, Tanya (Shane) Shaw of Zanesville, OH and Amy (Larry) Grant of Lapel, IN; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Carrie Ann LeCrone of Savannah, GA and Sharon Lowry of Columbus, OH.
Jim was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Robert and William Ringle.
Following cremation at the Eastern Indiana Crematory of Dublin a private memorial service will be held at a future date.
The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Obituaries for Nov. 29, 2017, print edition

Donna I. Quillen

RICHMOND, Ind. – Donna I. Quillen, age 68, of Richmond, Indiana, died Friday, November 24, 2017, at her home.

Born November 9, 1949, in Kingsport, Tennessee, to Dewey and Bonnie Stallard Cole, Donna lived in Wayne County for most of her life. She was a 1968 graduate of Centerville High School. Donna worked in home health care and also was one of the youngest managers of a nursing home in the state of Indiana. She attended Faith Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son, Tracey Crull of Centerville, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Quillen Jr. and her parents.

There will be a private graveside service for Donna I. Quillen. Arrangements are being handled by Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Faith Baptist Church, 1525 West Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374.

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

Deborah Lynn Shaffer

MILTON, Ind. – 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.

Visitation for Deborah Lynn Shaffer will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 27, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor John Reynolds officiating. Burial will be 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

David Allen “Dave” Munchel

CAMBRIDGE CITY- David Allen “Dave” Munchel, 70, of Cambridge City, passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana. He was born July 28, 1947 in Richmond, Indiana to Clarence and Martha (Rottinghaus) Munchel.

Dave grew up in Bath, Indiana and graduated from Union High School in College Corner, Ohio in 1965. After graduation, he joined the Air Force and served four years including serving in the Vietnam War. Following his service in the military, Dave returned home to Indiana, where he began his career with AT&T and Hancock Telecom. He retired in 2007 following over 30 years with the telephone company. Dave loved spending time with his friends and family telling stories and making those around him laugh. He took great pride in his sons and loved being Pops to his grandsons.

Left to cherish his loving memory include his wife of 39 years, Linda (Derrett) Munchel of Cambridge City.  They were married in Indianapolis on September 2, 1978:  his two sons, Kevin Munchel of Cambridge City and Jeff (Grady) Munchel of Greenfield; his two grandsons, Blake and Connor Munchel of Greenfield; two brothers, Tom (Brenda) Munchel and Mike (Doris) Munchel, both of Cambridge City; his sister, Melanie (Rick) Hamm, of Richmond;  several nieces and nephews.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Martha Munchel and infant brother, Kevin Munchel.

Per Dave's request, there will be no public service. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. There will be a celebration of life at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Better Breathers Program C/O Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation- 801 North State Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140

The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made any time at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

 

Stephen Bryon Pierce

Stephen Bryon Pierce, age 53, of Yulee, FL, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 as the result of a traffic accident.
He was born on April 21, 1964 in New Castle, IN to Steve and Fran (Burns) Pierce.
Bryon began his fire career in Flagler Beach, FL, at the age of 16, and worked professionally with Kings Bay, GA Fire Department for two years. In 1985, he went to Nassau County Fire Rescue, rose through the ranks to Lieutenant, and had the distinction of retiring after 25 years of service in 2013. As a true servant of the community, Bryon was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Following retirement, Bryon developed a love for motorcycles. He was instrumental in establishing the motorcycle club Odin’s Council, where he enjoyed the brotherhood of fellow members.
Bryon loved the outdoors. He was an avid boater, fisherman, hiker, and hunter. In his younger years, he enjoyed swimming and surfing. Above all, Bryon loved and enjoyed his family & friends.
Surviving Bryon are his parents, Fran Gray and Steve (Carmen) Pierce, daughter Caroline Pierce and her mother, Jennifer Pierce; son Chance Pierce and his mother, Whitney Broyles; siblings Rob Pierce, Jim Cox, Brent Pierce, Brent Gray, Michelle Councellor & Stephanie Pierce: and many aunts, uncles,cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his stepdad, Joseph (Pop) Gray in January 2015.
Please join Bryon’s family in a celebration of his life Saturday, December 2nd, 2 PM-6PM at The Archive, 33 W. Main, Cambridge City, IN.

Paul Gordon Mains

Paul Gordon Mains went home to be with the Lord on Friday November 24th at 3:30 AM after a long illness.
He was born in Connersville, Indiana on February 2, 1932 to Walter and Pauline May Mains.
He graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1950 and married his high school sweetheart, Janet Marie Lowman, on March 10th 1951. He was in the Air Force from 1952-1955.
In the 60's and 70's he worked as a meat manager for Standard Grocery and Marsh Grocery. He then owned and operated Mains Marathon Service Station and car lot from 1973-the mid 80's. In the 1990's, he became a bus driver for Fayette County School Corp. until he retired when he was 80 years old. He and his wife Janet had 3 children, Jo Ellen, Michael Paul, and Mark Allen. Paul loved his wife and family, was a great provider, and was an avid golfer and bowler. He loved working in his yard and loved being outdoors. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for many years and attended other churches throughout his lifetime. He loved eating out with his wife and children and just hanging out with his family.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Pauline and Walter Mains and also his two sisters, Ruth Gabbard of Connersville and Gloria Jordan of Cambridge City; three brothers, Samuel Louis of Connersville, Bradley Allan of Chesterfield Indiana, and Junior Mains and a granddaughter Ava June.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Janet Marie Lowman Mains, his daughter Jo Ellen Stevens and her husband Douglas A. Stevens, Michael Paul Mains and his wife Sharleen Rice Mains, and Mark Allen Mains and his wife Jama Snyder Mains, all of Connersville, Indiana. He is also survived by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren, six step grandchildren, and twelve step great grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Mains will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 2:00 pm, at Urban Winkler Funeral Home, Connersville, with Pastor Richard Ware officiating. Burial with graveside military honors presented by the Fayette County Honor Guard will follow at Lick Creek Cemetery.
Friends may visit from 11:00am until 2:00pm, Tuesday at the funeral home.
To sign the online guestbook or to send the family a personal message, please visit www.urbanwinklerfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries for Nov. 22, 2017, print edition

Herbert Hoover Hutchings

Herbert Hoover Hutchings, 85, of Centerville died November 16, 2017 at his home.
He was born September 28, 1932 in DeKalb County, Tennessee and lived here most of his life.
He retired from the United States Air Force and served in the Viet Nam War. He also retired as an operating engineer in road construction and as a farmer.
Survivors include his children Herbert Hutchings Jr., Perry Hutchings, Shirley (Thomas) Robl, Tammy (Dave) Patti, Paul Hutchings, and Amy (Scott) Holt, 12 grandchildren, several grandchildren, one sister Katie Snyder, four brothers Tom (Jackie) Hutchings, John (Raylena) Hutchings, Junior and Jerry Hutchings, nieces and nephews.
His wife Bettie, who he married April 19, 1969, in Jellico, Tennessee, died April 13, 2006, his parents, and his other brothers and sister are also deceased.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday November 21, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev, James Girdley officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be in Earlham Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

Kurt William Estes

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Kurt William Estes, age 43, of Centerville, Indiana, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
Kurt was born on February 18, 1974, in Biloxi, Mississippi, and was a life-long resident of Wayne County.
He was a 1992 graduate of National Trail High School and attended Earlham College. Kurt worked as a Quality Manager in manufacturing. He enjoyed Ohio State University football and watching the Indianapolis Colts and NASCAR. Most of all, Kurt enjoyed being a father to his children.
Survivors include his children, Jordan Estes of Centerville, Indiana, Jacob Estes of Troy, Ohio, and Kennedy Estes of Centerville, Indiana; mother, Peg (Steve) Moore of Indianapolis, Indiana; father, John (Gloria) Estes of Florida; brothers, Joshua Moore of Westfield, Indiana, and Adam (Amanda) Moore of Indianapolis, Indiana; aunt, Cathy Miller of Lafayette, Indiana; niece, Aria Moore; cousins, Candice (Brian) Schuessler of Lafayette, Indiana, and Chad (Ravin) Miller of Columbus, Ohio; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents.
The family would like to invite everyone to come and celebrate Kurt’s life from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Brian Schuessler officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

John R. Heis

As a result of a lengthy illness, John passed away peaceably on November 11, 2017.
He was born on February 23, 1953 to Ruth Weaver Heis and Leonard Heis.
John graduated from Lincoln High School and then Purdue University with a civil engineering degree (land surveying). John worked many years on the family farm (poultry operation) as well as many construction projects with his brother Chuck.
An avid reader, John loved science fiction the most, but would read almost anything. His other interests included aviation, math, and working on building plans. John was well known for his wit and excellent sense of humor and loved to share those with everyone. He also loved to share humorous stories with anyone he encountered. Some would say if you had by chance met him you would not forget him.
John is survived by his mother Ruth Heis and his two older brothers David and Chuck Heis.
His younger brother Paul died on June 16, 2017 at the age of 59.
We wish to thank the staff of Ambassador Healthcare for their excellent care and attention to John during his stay. John did not want a funeral service but stated an unorganized party is always welcomed!

James “Jim” Hillard

James “Jim” Hillard, 86, of Richmond, passed away with his wife and daughter Lynda by his side November 13, 2017 at his home after a long illness.
He was born May 7, 1931 in Richmond to Herbert and Sara Rob Vertrees Hillard and lived here all of his life.
He was a Navy Veteran serving in Korea on the USS #DDR805 Chevalier.
He retired from NATCO after 32 years; he worked as a part time painter and owned H & H Steam Extraction.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Church; he was a member the NATCO 25 year club, American Legion Harry-Ray Post 65, VFW Post 1472, the Tin-Can Sailors, and was active in his ship's annual reunion.
He loved NASCAR, Notre Dame Football, I.U. Basketball, and sports of all kind.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Karen Hillard-Todd, three children Kathy Bongers of Sheridan, Todd (Lisa) Hillard of Carmel, Lynda (Dave) Skaggs of Richmond, six grandchildren Jeremy (Jennifer) Voss, Alicia Voss, Derek (Courtney) Skaggs, B.J. (Lindsay) Skaggs, Samantha Hillard, Christopher Hillard, six great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother William Hillard.
Services were 1:00PM Friday November 17, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Deacon Frank Roberts officiating; burial was in St. Andrew Cemetery with military honors. Friends called from 11:00AM to 1:00PM Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation 615 N Alabama, Suite 430 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 or to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com

Wesley R. Merida

Wesley R. Merida, 49, passed away at his home early on Thursday morning, November 16, 2017.
Born February 1, 1968 in Woodstock, IL to Marilyn and the late Rudy Merida.
Wes grew up in Pershing, IN and graduated from Lincoln High School then went on to attend the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima for diesel mechanics.
Wes worked as a diesel mechanic, in construction and factory maintenance.
Wes enjoyed being outdoors and listening to music. He was kind hearted and honest to a fault. He found the good in all situations.
Survivors include a son Wesley R Merida II (Courtney) step-grandaughter Gabby and granddaughters Olivia and Elaina; his former wife Shelly Bogue Ervin and step-daughter Heather Reece Issacs and family; his mother Marilyn Merida; siblings Lee Ann (Rob) Bohlander and Derek (Nanette) Merida; nieces and nephews.
Wes was proceeded in death by his father Rudy Merida.
Friends called at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City, IN on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 11:00 am until start of services at 1:00 PM. Danny Berry be officiated and burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com

David Charles Bowers

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – David Charles Bowers, age 75, of Centerville, Indiana, died Monday, November 13, 2017, at his home after an 11-month battle with a glioblastoma brain tumor.

He was born September 1, 1942, in Mansfield, Ohio, to C. Walter and Louise Kochheiser Bowers. David’s mother died when he was an infant. He was raised in Bellville, Ohio, by his father and stepmother, Ella Vogel Bowers. David was a 1960 graduate of Bellville High School in Ohio and a 1964 graduate of Taylor University. He earned a master’s degree from Indiana University.

David was a teacher and track and cross country coach at Kendallville/East Noble High School from 1964-1968. He served in various roles at Richmond High School from 1968-1989 as a teacher, guidance counselor, Director of Guidance, Assistant Principal, and track and cross country coach. David was Principal for four years at Lincoln High School. He served as the Curriculum Director and Assistant to the Superintendent for the Western Wayne School District, retiring in 2002. After retiring from public schools, David supervised student teachers for I.U. East and Anderson University. He had the joy of finishing his coaching career by coaching with his brother, Ted, as an assistant track coach at his alma mater, Taylor University, for eight years and at Earlham College for two years. David was a Master Track Official, traveling all over the country officiating college meets, conference championships, Olympic trials, and the Pan Am Games. He positively impacted countless lives as a coach, educator, volunteer, and community leader.

David enjoyed raising sheep, starting with a small flock of Southdowns in the 1950s. Over the course of his life, he raised several breeds and took his children and grandchildren to shows and sales across the country. In 2017, David raised the All American National Champion Southdown Ewe. Additionally, he loved traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.

David loved the Lord and was an active and devoted member of the Centerville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Patricia Baird Bowers; daughter, Kelli (Tim) Hoeflinger of Columbus, Indiana; sons, Kyle (Agata) Bowers of Warsaw, Poland, Kevin (Tracy) Bowers of Bellbrook, Ohio, and Kraig Bowers of Lafayette, Indiana; grandchildren, Ewa Puzynowska, Trevor, Kate, Brayden, and Mallory Bowers, and Layne and Drew Hoeflinger; three brothers, Roger (Peg) Bowers of Arizona, Ted (Dana) Bowers of Alabama, and Ed (Flor) Bowers of Costa Rica; step-mother, Ella Vogel Bowers Spayde; nieces; nephews; and many friends, students, athletes, and colleagues.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Visitation for David Charles Bowers will be from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017, in Bryan Cemetery, Centerville. A Celebration of Life will follow at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Centerville United Methodist Church with Rev. Ted Chalk officiating.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to: Dave Bowers Sheep Scholarship Fund, c/o Wayne County Federal Credit Union, 3010 West Main St., Richmond, IN 47374 or Taylor University, Memo designation: Dave Bowers Track Scholarship Fund, 236 West Reade Ave., Upland, IN, 46989.

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

Carolyn Rebecca "Becky" Weilenman

Carolyn Rebecca Weilenman (Becky), age 27, passed away November 3, 2017 at Reid Hospital, Richmond, Indiana. Becky lived most of her life in Dublin, IN before moving to the Richmond area.
Becky was born July 4, 1990. She was employed by Berry Global in Richmond.
Becky leaves behind two small children, Christopher Weilenman Crawley age 4 and Alana Rene Drook 15 months. She also leaves her parents, Robin Rene (Vance) and Walter Kenneth Weilenman of Richmond. One brother Walter Scott Weilenman and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
Becky was preceded in death by Maternal grandparents Dale and Leola Vance and Paternal grandparents Walter and Carolyn Weilenman, as well as Uncles, Eddie and Rusty Weilenman.
Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary of Richmond is entrusted with arrangements. A Celebration of Life for Becky will be held at the convenience of family.
Although Becky's death was tragic to our family, Becky was able to save the lives of 4 others by being an organ donor. Becky's hair went to Wigs for Kids. Both her kidneys and her liver went to men in Indiana. Becky's amazing heart went to a female in Wisconsin.
In lieu of flowers a bank account has been established at Wayne Bank in the name of her Aunt, Debra Ervin, to help defer the cost of final arrangements.

 

 

Obituaries for Nov. 15, 2017, print edition

Alma Throop Stanley

Alma Throop Stanley, 82, of Connersville, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Ambassador Healthcare, Centerville.
Alma was born April 27, 1935 in Tell City, Indiana to Floyd and Venetia Sandage Throop.
On November 24, 1971, she married William B. Stanley in Connersville, who died July 15, 1990. Alma was a dedicated homemaker and found pleasure in providing a home cooked meal for her family. Although she leaves behind several recipes worth remembering, Alma never missed an opportunity to go out to eat or go dancing at the American Legion. She absolutely loved traveling to “Little Nashville” and was an avid country music fan.
Alma is survived by her long-time companion: Donald L. Orschell of Connersville; her children and their spouses: Nancy Watson and Mike of Plainfield; Barbara Mills and Dan of Glencoe, Kentucky; Debra Sherwood and Reverend Eric of Connersville; Richard Throop of Mitchell, South Dakota; Brian Stanley of Greensburg; her grandchildren: Brandy Wood; Tara Cummins; Clinton Mills; Brandon Mills; Joe Kalkhoff; Zacheriah Throop; Navaeh Throop; Elijah Throop; Noah Throop; Alantra Throop; Alexis Stanley; Morgan Stanley; Brenden Stanley; six great-grandchildren; her siblings: Jean Throop of Connersville; Mary Smith of Cambridge City; Bill Throop and Edith of Milton; Kay Mason of Richmond; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, William B. Stanley; Alma is preceded in death by her siblings: David, Arthur and Roy Throop; her nephew: JW Throop; her niece: Vickie Lynn Smith Snyder; brother-in-law: Earl Smith, Sr. and her grandson-in-law: Christopher Wood.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville with Alma’s son-in-law, Rev. Eric Sherwood, officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Garden of Memories. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 11 until the time of service, Wednesday where memorial contributions may be made to Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center.
For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.

Norma Rodefer Deaton

Norma Rodefer Deaton, 87, of Richmond died Wednesday November 8, 2017 at Ambassador Health Care in Centerville.
She was born July 10, 1930, in Darke County, Ohio, where she was raised, to Homer and Winnie Radford Daugherty and lived here most of her life.
She was a homemaker and formerly worked for Belden Corporation. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
Survivors include her six children Norma Jean Sheffer, William E. Rodefer Jr., Frank Rodefer (Carol Andrews), David Rodefer (Carla Humphrey), Carla (Gill) McBride, and Heidi I. Pugh, three step children, nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Norma is preceded in death by her first husband William E. Rodefer Sr., her second husband Donald Deaton, one step son, one grandchild, and her brothers and sisters.
There will be no public service or visitation. Services are being handled by Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be given to The American Cancer Society 5635 West 96th Street Suite 100 Indianapolis, Indiana 46278 or 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.

J.C. Quillen

HAGERSTOWN, Ind. - John Charles "J.C." Quillen, 28, of Hagerstown, died Monday, November 6, 2017.
He was born in Richmond on August 30, 1989 to Jeff and Jackie (Witten) Quillen and was a life long resident of Wayne County.
He enjoyed fishing and baseball.
In addition to his parents, survivors include a son, Kaden Blair Quillen; his maternal grandparents, June and Ernest Witten; a sister, Jillian Renschler and a special friend, Tabitha Latou.
Services will be at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 12, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Rick Alvey will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Project.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Shirley A. Weber

HAGERSTOWN, Ind. - Shirley Ann Willison Weber, 81, of Hagerstown, passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, following an extended illness.

She was born in Warnock, OH on January 26, 1936 to Thomas and Inez (McGilton) Willison. She lived in California and Ohio before moving to the Hagerstown area 53 years ago.

Shirley graduated from Bellaire High School. Following graduation, she joined the Air Force. It was there that she met and married Richard Weber and he survives, following 62 years of marriage.

She was a retired employee of Perfect Circle / Dana Corp and also cooked in several area restaurants. She was a member of American Legion Post 333 and the auxiliary. She was a breast cancer survivor and was well known for her cooking.

In addition to her husband, survivors include 4 children, Joyce Walcott (Buddy Colvin), Tara Bavender (Fred), Lori Cross (Kyle) and Mike Weber, all of Hagerstown; 13 grandchildren, Rich, Triva, Jessica, Traci, Caden, Amber, Clay, Katie, Ethan, Shaye, Garrett, Mitch and Jaylynn; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Dorothy Dewar of New Port Richey, FL and Esther DelliBovi of Lancaster, CA.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Weber, a brother, Arthur Willison and a sister, Inez Hendershot.

Per Shirley's request, there will be no public services.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the many car givers who helped care for her throughout her illness.

Memorials may be made to Indiana Downs Syndrome Foundation.

Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Marvin Roth Railsback

CENTERVILLE, Ind. - Marvin Roth Railsback, age 69, of Centerville, Indiana, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at his home.

Born October 24, 1948, in New Castle, Indiana, to Marvin Albert and Evelyn Maxine Bertsch Railsback, Marvin was a life-long resident of Wayne County. He attended Germantown Elementary and Centerville High School. Marvin was a member of the National Honor Society, FFA, and the Wayne County 4-H Club, where he won Grand Champion for pen of three hogs. When his mother called him Marvin Roth, he knew he was in trouble. His long time friend, the late Jerry Wilson and his wife, Vicky Wilson, introduced him to Rebecca S. “Becky” Williamson, to whom he was married on January 18, 1980, at First Presbyterian Church in Lewisville, Indiana.

Marvin was a lifetime farmer who farmed with his parents in the Centerville area. He attended Centerville Christian Church. Marvin enjoyed watching sports on television with his wife, Becky; card parties with his friends, Vicky and Jerry Wilson; and giving unique Christmas presents to his mother. He loved his daughter, Malinda Railsback and granddaughter, Heavin Lynn Railsback.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Rebecca “Becky” Railsback; daughter, Malinda J. (fiancé, Terence McDaniel) Railsback of Richmond, Indiana; granddaughter, Heavin Lynn M. Railsback of Richmond; sisters, Shirley Sue Cheek of Richmond and Beverly D. Railsback of Lambertville, New Jersey; brother, Paul Warner (Jeanette) Railsback of East Germantown, Indiana; sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Tony) Hickman of Lewisville, Indiana; brother-in-law, Ted Williamson of Atlanta, Georgia; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; aunts, including his favorite aunt, Anna Mary Railsback; uncles; sister-in-law, Helen Jean Williamson; and brothers-in-law.

Visitation for Marvin Roth Railsback will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2017, at Centerville Christian Church, 111 North Morton Ave., Centerville with Pastor Terry Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Gloria Bicknell

MILTON-  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.

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 10.

Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Lela Alice Shroyer Herr

HAGERSTOWN - 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

Jewel Feaster

CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind – Jewel Feaster, age 80, of Cambridge City, Indiana, died Saturday, November 4, 2017, at her home.

Born January 10, 1937, in Rose Hill, Virginia, to Thomas and Effie Wooten Rainwater, Jewel was the 10th of 14 children. She lived in Wayne County for most of her life. Jewel retired from MasterBrand Cabinets after more than 30 years of service.

Survivors include her sons, Harold Sorrell Jr. and Kim Sorrell, both of Cambridge City; grandson, Jacob Lowery; and special niece, Melissa Bobbitt of Cambridge City.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Sorrell Sr.; second husband, Herb Armstrong; third husband, Joseph Feaster; parents; and 13 brothers and sisters.

Memorial gathering for Jewel Feaster will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond

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

Charles E. Ferguson

RICHMOND, Ind. – Charles E. Ferguson, age 65, of Richmond, Indiana, died Sunday, November 5, 2017, at his home.

Born November 28, 1951, in Lexington, Kentucky, to William Dugan and Evelyn Joyce Woolums Ferguson, Charlie lived in this community most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army. Charlie retired from NSK in December 2015.

Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Sandy Anderson Ferguson; children, Charles E. (Ginger) Ferguson II of Richmond, Scott (Erin) Ferguson of Nicholasville, Kentucky, Ashley (William) Miller of Hagerstown, Indiana, Kimberly Horner of Richmond, and John (Michele) Owens of Richmond; six grandchildren; mother-in-law, Pauline Pugh of Milton, Indiana; cousins; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister.

There will be no public services. 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.

 

Obituaries for Nov. 8, 2017, print edition

 

Robert Eugene Hall

Robert Eugene Hall, 83, of Connersville, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at The Springs of Richmond.
A son of Carl and Helen Schroy Hall, Robert was born on May 19, 1934, in Kitchel, Indiana.
He graduated from Williamsburg School with the class of 1952. Following graduation, Robert joined the United States Army where he served in both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He retired with the rank of Sergeant First Class in the Army Motor Pool after 24 years of service.
Robert lived most of his life in Texas, moving to Indiana in 2013. In 2015, he married his high school sweetheart, the former Donna Hinshaw. Mrs. Hall survives.
He was a member of the Centerville Nazarene Church and Country Harvest Cowboy Church and in his leisure time, enjoyed making various items in his wood shop.
Besides his wife of two years, Donna Hall, Robert is survived by three sisters, Janet Gard, Linda Faugh, and Judy Lankford; a brother, Richard (LeAnn) Miller; and a sister_in_law, Janet Smith.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and several sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Centerville Church of the Nazarene, 7181 US_40, Centerville, Indiana 47330. Pastor Trevor Stanley, Reverend Denver Conway, and Reverend Ron Karkowsky will officiate. Burial with military honors provided by the Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post 169 will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City, Indiana. Friends may call at Centerville Church of the Nazarene on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, Connersville, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made at the church during the time of visitation or at the funeral home to Country Harvest Cowboy Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com

Clarence “Cecil” Weatherly Jr.

RICHMOND, Ind. – Clarence “Cecil” Weatherly Jr., age 84, of Richmond, Indiana, died peacefully Saturday, November 4, 2017, at his home.
Born February 17, 1933, in Scottsdale, Virginia, to Clarence Cecil and Orpha Neveda Stearns Weatherly Sr., Cecil served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He retired in 1995 from Dana Corporation/Perfect Circle Division after 29 years of service. Cecil enjoyed fishing and watching old westerns. He was a die-hard Cincinnati Reds fan.
Survivors include his children, Linda Weatherly of Richmond, Dawn (Charlie-best bud and son-in-law to Cecil) Chesnut of Centerville, Indiana; Becky (Terry) Eversole of Hayden, Kentucky; and Chris (Pam) Weatherly of Richmond; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Horr of Richmond; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his ex-wife, Naomi Weatherly McClain; daughter, Terry K. Weatherly; two grandchildren; parents; three sisters, Audrey, Edith, and Thelma; niece; nephews; aunts; and uncles.
Visitation for Clarence “Cecil” Weatherly Jr. will be from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Alvey officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, Memorials & Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Betty Jane Martin

RICHMOND, Ind. – Betty Jane Martin, age 94, of Richmond, Indiana, died Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Forest Park Health Campus.

Born August 1, 1923, in Richmond, Indiana, to Elbert Homer and Dorothy Mae Shannon Ramey, Betty was a life-long resident of this community. She graduated from Richmond High School in 1941 and attended Earlham College. Betty was a housewife, who worked as a secretary at Nettle Creek Industries, Earlham College, and other businesses. She was a creative artist who excelled in many forms of art. Betty was a life-long member of West Richmond Friends Meeting. She loved to knit, crochet, read, work crossword and Sudoku puzzles, watch TV, and spend time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan Davis of Centerville, Indiana; son, Michael Robert (Barbara) Martin of England; grandchildren, Melisa, Patrick, Laura, and Molly; seven great-grandchildren; brother, William (Marilyn) Ramey of Bloomington, Indiana; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Clyde Martin; parents; and sisters, Norma Berry and Janice Kinder.

A memorial service for Betty Jane Martin after the manner of Friends will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017, at West Richmond Friends Meeting, 609 West Main Street, Richmond with Pastor Brian C. Young 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.

Dr. George T. Blakey Jr.

RICHMOND, Ind. – Dr. George T. Blakey Jr., age 78, of Richmond, Indiana, died Monday, October 9, 2017, at Friends Fellowship Community.

George was born on August 25, 1939, in Beattyville, Kentucky, to George T. and Eulela Lyons Blakey. He received his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Berea College in Kentucky, earned a master’s degree in history and political science from Vanderbilt University, and received his Ph.D. in history and political science from Indiana University Bloomington. The Professor Emeritus of history will be long remembered as an outstanding educator. He was one of the original members of the faculty of IU East and has always been well respected for his academic work, instruction in the classroom, and community involvement. George was an avid reader and owned and operated The Olde Bookstore. He was a popular lecturer around the area.

 

He is survived by his sister, Bygee Gutierrez of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother-in-law, James Capobianco of New Jersey; nieces; nephews; and many friends, colleagues and former students who remember him fondly.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dr. Carolyn Smith Blakey, who passed away October 11, 2003; parents; and sister, Sally Capobianco.

 

A memorial service for Dr. George T. Blakey Jr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Vivian Auditorium located in Whitewater Hall on the IU East campus, 2325 Chester Boulevard, Richmond. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to: Wayne County Historical Museum, 1150 North A Street, Richmond, IN 47374; Richmond Art Museum, P.O. Box 816, Richmond, IN 47375; Richmond Civic Theatre, 1003 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374; or Hayes Arboretum, 801 Elks Country Club Road, Richmond, IN 47374.

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

 

Ricky Lee Dixon Sr.
Ricky Lee Dixon Sr., 65, of Richmond passed away November 1, 2017 at his home after a long illness.
He was born October 18, 1952 in Richmond to Monty Owen and Mary Louise Nicholson Dixon and lived here all of his life.
He worked for the Pal-Item in printing and shipping; he also delivered school buses for Wayne Works.
He was a member of Mosaic Ministries.
He is survived by his mother Mary, wife Melissa, one son Ricky Lee Dixon Jr. of Dublin, three step daughters Misty, Heather, Amber, three grandchildren, eight step grandchildren, one brother Tommy (Sandy) Dixon, two nephews Brent and Derek, close friends and pastors Joe and Tina Dunham.
He is preceded in death by his father.
Services will be private.

Mandy Marie Gabbard

Mandy Marie Gabbard, 34, of Richmond died Sunday October 29, 2017, at her home. She was born November 30, 1982, in Richmond to Angela Foust Firth and Jeffrey L. Gabbard. She formerly worked for Pro Flowers, and was a member of The Lifted Church and 222 Club.

Survivors include her daughter Zoe Renee McIntosh, her parents, one brother David Firth, her grandparents William and Sandy Tandy, her uncle Sgt. Ed Kenney, aunt Renee Elliott, her great-uncle Jerry (Kathy) Wise, who was like a father to her. She is preceded in death by her baby sister Brittany Gabbard.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday November 1, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

 

Doris Ailene (Pass) Raines

STRAUGHN, Ind. -  Doris Ailene (Pass) Raines, 85, passed away Monday morning October 30, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Straughn.  A daughter of Gene and Ruby Clark and Richard and Frances Pass, Doris was born in New Castle, Indiana, on February 25, 1932.  She lived most of her life in the New Lisbon community and graduated from high school there in 1950.  Doris was a stay-at-home mom and had worked at the Veach’s Store in Cambridge City.  She was a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.  Doris loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In her leisure, she enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

Survivors include her 2 children, Debbie (Gordon) Smith of Straughn and Ronnie (Melissa) Raines of New Lisbon; 8 grandchildren, Stephanie (Kevin) Werking, Nathan (Debbie) Cochran, Joseph (Ashley) Smith, Stacy Smith, Tracy Raines, Brett Goodwin, Ross Ankrom and Brice (Janine) Ankrom; 10 great grandchildren, Kyle, Caleb and James Cochran, Ethan and Collin Werking, Joanna and Mattielynn Smith, Seth Lopresti, Christian Watkins and Graham Ankrom; 1 sister, Patty (Chuck) Reeder.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene Raines on August 31, 1977, whom she married at the home of her parents in New Lisbon on November 25, 1950; daughter, Sheila Jo Cochran on June 1, 1977; 1 infant grandson, Gordon Gregory Smith on January 3, 1982.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  on Thursday November 2nd at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin.  Graveside services and burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the New Lisbon Cemetery.

Doris’ family would like to extend a “Thank you” to Tina, Jim and Mary of Henry County Hospice and a special thank you to her daily healthcare aide, Barb Pebworth.

Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Ida M. Soper

Ida M. Soper, 92, of Richmond passed away October 31, 2017, at Arbor Trace.
She was born January 2, 1925 in Winber, Pa., to Gabor and Ida Balogh and lived in Richmond most of her life.
She was a graduate of Morton High School; and was retired from Belden.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her three children Michael (Cheryl) Soper of Centerville, Linda (Jeff) Climer of Richmond, Claude Soper of Centerville, twenty grandchildren, numerous great, great-great and great great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband William Sr. who died in 1985, one son, William Jr., who died in 2013, two stepsons Jack and Robert Soper; one brother Gabor Balogh.

Services will be 10:00AM Friday November 3, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Pastor Damon Soper officiating; burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 4:00PM to 8:00PM Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 5635 W. 96th St. Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com

 

Obituaries for Nov. 1, 2017, print edition

Harold L. Sayne

RICHMOND, Ind. – Harold L. Sayne, age 88, of Richmond, Indiana, died Sunday, October 29, 2017, at Golden Living Center–Golden Rule.
Born February 22, 1929, in Lenoir City, Tennessee, to Robert L. and Stella Jenkins Sayne, Harold lived in Richmond for most of his life. He was a 1947 graduate of Webster High School. Harold served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, having received two bronze stars. He was president of Sayne Builders, and built homes in Hunters Pointe, Wynfield, and Toschlog Additions. Harold was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, former member of Wayne County Builder’s Association, and former member of American Legion Harry Ray Post #65. He enjoyed his retirement years spending time in the spring and summer fishing in Minnesota with his family.
Survivors include his daughter, Alyson (Tim) Harrell of Centerville, Indiana; sons, Keith A. (Marla) Sayne and Brian L. (Vicki) Sayne, both of Richmond and Brice E. Sayne of Brookville, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Ryan (Jennifer) Sayne, Christopher (Bethany) Harrell, Andrew “A.J.” (Kaci) Harrell, Matthew Sayne, Alyssa (Tim) Wysong, Cheyenne Sayne Lance, and Caitlyn Sayne; great-grandchildren, Austin, Zidane, Maci, Jayse, and Avery; brother, Glen Sayne of Marietta, Georgia; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Harriett Y. Tibbott Sayne, who died April 10, 2013; sister, Wilma Braden; and four brothers, Karl, James, Lawrence, and Leon Sayne.
Visitation for Harold L. Sayne will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 121 South 18th Street, Richmond with Rev. Robert Meckley officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association/Stroke Association, Midwest Affiliate, Memorials & Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 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.

 

Lisa E. Clark

RICHMOND, Ind. – Lisa Elena Clark, age 43, of Richmond, Indiana, died Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Reid Health following a 16-month battle with cancer.
Born November 21, 1973, in Richmond, Indiana, Lisa was a life-long resident of this area. She was a 1992 graduate of National Trail High School. Lisa worked for the State of Indiana for over 20 years, most recently as a supervisor in the Division of Family Resources. She loved spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephew.
Survivors include her mother, Janet Elaine Koch Garber of Richmond; sisters, Amanda (Rob Phillips) Hill of Muncie, Indiana, and Julie (Jamison) Clark of Centerville, Indiana; nieces, Madison and Morgan; nephew, Christopher; cousins; and many friends.
Visitation for Lisa Elena Clark will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.
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.

 

Sarah A. Hilbert

HAGERSTOWN, Ind. - 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 lifelong 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. Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Jack Edelman

RICHMOND, Ind. – Jack Edelman, age 92, of Richmond, Indiana, died Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at his home.
Born May 22, 1925, in New York, New York, to Abraham and Leah Resnick Edelman, Jack lived in this area most of his life. He graduated from Fort Wayne Central High School in 1952. Jack served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in the Corps of Engineers. He was also All Army light heavyweight champion, was captain of the water polo team, played football, and ran a low four minute mile. Jack owned and operated the Recycling Center, Inc. in Richmond, Franklin Iron and Metal Corp. in Dayton, Ohio, First Street Recycling, Inc. in Dayton, Ohio, and Springfield Recycling LLC in Springfield, Ohio.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Debra Kushner Edelman; sister, Ruth Klein of Indianapolis, Indiana; brother, Morrie (Janice) Edelman of Richmond; nephews, David (Sonya) Edelman of Richmond and Mark (Pam) Klein and Matt (Lydia) Klein, both of Indianapolis; other nieces and nephews; and many friends and employees.
He was preceded in death by his son, Israel “Izzy” Edelman; parents; brothers, Israel and Joshua Edelman; and brother-in-law, Arthur Klein.
Service for Jack Edelman will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Burial will  follow in Earlham Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Beth Boruk Temple, P.O. Box 2092, Richmond, IN 47375.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

 

Joel E. Stout

HAGERSTOWN, Ind. -  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 lifelong 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 longtime 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.
Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown, is handling arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Michael Duane McCarty, Jr.

Michael Duane McCarty, Jr., 41, of Connersville, died Friday, October 20, 2017, at his residence.

A Connersville native, Michael was born August 11, 1976 to Michael D. and Vicki Ledford McCarty and was a 1994 graduate of Connersville High School. He had been employed for several different contractors locally and had worked independently as a concrete contractor. He had also worked as a landscaper. Michael was a devout Christian who loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a fan of the Grateful Dead.Michael is survived by his mother: Vicki Ledford McCarty of Connersville; his father and step-mother: Michael McCarty and Toni of East China, Michigan; his paternal grandfather: James McCarty of Ocala, Florida; step-brothers: Steven and Keith Brown of Michigan; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins.

Michael was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother: Patricia McCarty; his maternal grandmother: Leola Rensink; his maternal grandfather: Jesse Ledford and his maternal step-grandfather: "Pops" Rensink and his beloved dogs, Moses, Marley and Kamari.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Michael's cousin, Pastor Jeff Herron, officiating. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Memorial contributions may be made at the funeral home to the Fayette County Animal Shelter, 1703 Michigan Avenue, Connersville, Indiana 47331. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.

Betty E. Lakes

DUBLIN - 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.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Glen E. Lawrence

RICHMOND, Ind. – 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.

Marilyn J. Rogers

STRAUGHN - Marilyn J. Rogers, 84, was found passed away at her home in Straughn on Sunday October 22, 2017. Marilyn was born at the home of her grandparents in Cambridge City, Indiana on May 17, 1933. Marilyn graduated in 1951 from Straughn High School where she was a cheerleader. Following high school, Marilyn attended Richmond Business College. She had been employed at the Richmond Crosley Corporation, Converto Manufacturing in Cambridge City, Dwight Bekner Law Firm in New Castle and retired from New Castle Farm Bureau. Following retirement, she took the position of Secretary to the Superintendent at Indiana Soldiers & Sailors Home in Knightstown and fully retired after forty years of total employment. Marilyn enjoyed music and was a member of the Straughn Community Chapel where she was pianist for over twenty years. She was able to bring enjoyment to many lives with her music. She was also a Sunday School Teacher and member of the Straughn Women’s Fellowship. Marilyn was a devoted wife and mother and in her leisure enjoyed gardening, flowers, all nature, especially watching the birds.
Survivors include her 2 children, Michael Rogers of Sellersburg and Melinda Williams of Jacksonville, FL; 2 grandchildren, Michael (Sarah) Rogers II of San Antonio, TX and Tabitha (Levon) Armstrong of Anderson; 3 great grandchildren, Lyda and Victoria Rogers and Maximus Armstrong. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Marion Rogers on June 8, 2015. They were married in Lewisville on March 23, 1952. Her father Gerald “Pat” Wilson Murphy and her mother, Gladys (Fagan) Murphy.
Public Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday October 26, 2017 at the Lewisville Cemetery. Rev. David Branham of the Straughn Community Chapel will officiate with Rev. Marion Hickman assisting. Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

 

Obituaries for October 25, 2017

Rebecca "Becky" Schwegman Wainright

Rebecca "Becky" Schwegman Wainright, 64, of St. Simons Island, GA passed away peacefully at home with family on Thursday, October 19, 2017. A funeral mass will be conducted by Pastor, Msgr. John Kenneally at 2:00 p.m. on Mon., October 23, 2017, at St. Williams Catholic Church, Frederica Rd., St. Simons. A reception will be held immediately afterward at St. Williams Parish Hall for family and friends to celebrate Becky's life. After the reception, those who wish may attend a brief graveside service and interment at Christ Episcopal Church Frederica cemetery. Family and close friends will gather afterwards at a local restaurant to share a meal and celebrate Becky's life. Becky was born in Richmond, Indiana, and spent her childhood years with her parents, Elmer John and Esther Theresa Schwegman and her siblings at their hometown of Cambridge City, IN. She attended St. Gabriel's Catholic School for grades one through five, Cambridge City Elementary School, Parkway Junior High School and Lincoln High School in Cambridge City. After graduating from high school in 1971, she attended Ball State University, where she received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology in 1975. She then moved to Blackshear, Georgia, where she worked for two years as a speech and language pathologist, organizing the first speech and language pathology program for the Pierce County School System. Continuing her professional education, she attended the University of Georgia, receiving her Master's Degree in Speech and Language Pathology in 1978. After graduation, she moved to Camilla, Georgia, where she completed the requirements for her Certificate of Clinical Competency. She then moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where she worked in the Hamilton County School System as a speech pathologist. After a year there, she married Robert Gary Wainright of St. Simons Island on August 1, 1981, and moved to the Island to reside with him. Shortly afterward, she began working in the Glynn County School System, where she worked at a number of different schools as a speech and language pathologist for 37 years, retiring in May 2015. She was a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and attended St. Williams Catholic Church on the Island, where she taught Sunday school classes. In her work as a speech pathologist, Becky helped many children in Pierce and Glynn Counties to overcome a variety of speech problems that threatened their social and educational development. Becky is survived by her husband, R. Gary Wainright, and their two sons, Reeve Joseph Wainright and Robert "Bobby" John Wainright. Becky had four siblings, including three older brothers, Sylvan Schwegman (deceased) of Warsaw, IN, Frank Schwegman of Newcastle, IN and Steve Schwegman of Highland, IN and her sister, Brenda Schwegman Sheldon, of Culver, IN. Becky enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, walking the beach and watching her sons and their friends swim and play in the sand and surf. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Heartland Hospice (located at 664 Scranton Rd #103, Brunswick, GA 31520), St. Williams Catholic Church on St. Simons, the American Cancer Society or another charity of the contributor's choice. Family and friends may view a full obituary and photographs of Becky and her family at Edomillerandsons.com.

Connie Jean Dickerson

CAMBRIDGE CITY, IN- Connie Jean Dickerson, 70, born on September 26, 1947 to Robert E. and Audrey (South) Dickerson left us to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on October 18, 2017 at her home with her partner and her son by her side.
Connie grew up in Middletown, Ohio and worked in the Cincinnati area many years before moving to Indiana. Connie was a fun, laid back, young at heart woman. She enjoyed loving and caring for her cats, spending time at home “piddling” and being with her family.
She leaves behind her best friend, keeper of the heart and partner for life, Sierra K. Godwin of Cambridge City; her son, Robert (Sarah) Dickerson of Cambridge City: a grandson of whom she was extremely proud, Kane Dickerson, currently serving with the United States Army in Afghanistan; 3 sisters, Sue (Dick) Rupp of Angola, Cathie Dickerson of Middletown, OH and Vickie (Bill) Lambert of Monroe, OH; nieces and nephews.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Barbara Jo Dickerson. Connie will be cremated by her wishes. A celebration of her life will be held for close friends and family at a later date. Please consider the needs of Connie’s family by sending memorial contributions for funeral expenses to the funeral home at P.O. Box 158, Dublin, IN 47335.
The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Glen A. “Butch” Bogue

PERSHING - Glen A. “Butch” Bogue, 71, of Pershing, passed away Thursday afternoon October 19, 2017 at Stonebrooke in New Castle.
A son of the late Klein and Thelma (Stewart) Bogue, Glen was born in Connersville, Indiana on November 21, 1945.
He moved to Milton when he was three years old and attended Milton School. After moving to the Cambridge City community he graduated from Lincoln High School. He also was a graduate of the Indiana Police Academy. Butch had worked as a truck driver and was also employed by the Town of Milton as Marshall and Maintenance Superintendent. He later took the position of Police Chief for the Town of Cambridge City. For eighteen years he was campground attendant at Hickory Wood Campground in Brookville, returning to the Cambridge City community in 2005. Butch had been a member of the Milton and Cambridge City Volunteer Fire Departments. In his youth, Butch enjoyed skating at the roller rink at Creitz Park and fishing. In his leisure, Butch enjoyed visiting with people and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, the former Penny Lou Willis. They were married in Cambridge City on February 22, 1964. 3 children, Glen Jr. of Richmond, Kenny of Cambridge City and Brent of Pershing; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Donnie of Cambridge City, Keith of Connersville and Bob of Nevada; nieces and nephews.
Butch was preceded in death by 2 infant brothers; 1 sister, Linda Womak; 1 brother, Jim.
Following cremation at the Eastern Indiana Crematory of Dublin, a Celebration of Life gathering was from 4-7 p.m. on Monday October 23, 2017 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. A short prayer service conducted by Harley Schultz concluded the celebration at 7 p.m.
Online condolences at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Raymond Voil Clevenger Jr.

DUBLIN – Raymond Voil Clevenger Jr., 80, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at Reid Hospital in Richmond. Raymond was born June 21, 1937 in Connersville, Indiana, to the late Raymond and Eva (Pierce) Clevenger. A longtime resident of Connersville, Ray has made his home in the Dublin community since 1978.  Mr. Clevenger served his country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on July 8, 1960 at the rank of Corporal. He worked for D&M in Connersville for many years. Ray also enjoyed collecting coins and was an Elder at the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.
Ray is survived by his two children, David Clevenger of Dublin; and Sherry (George) Mowbray of Mooreland; four grandchildren, Daniel Jackson, David Clevenger Jr., Elizabeth Longnecker and Stacie Clevenger. Ray had three brothers, Vernon, Edward and Earl and was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Clevenger, on October 2, 2017.
No services are planned at this time. Cremation will be at the Eastern Indiana Crematory of Dublin. Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements, where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

John G. Clouse

John G. Clouse age 58, went home to be with the Lord at his residence on Sunday morning, October 15, 2017 after a short battle with cancer.
He was born in New Castle, Indiana on April 13, 1959 to Carmen and Callie Clouse. He lived in Richmond and Centerville areas all his life.
John was always willing to help anyone with whatever needs they may have. He was a give-his-shirt-off-his-back kind of guy. He was an excellent car mechanic; mechanically knowledgeable and could fix about anything. He enjoyed his family, fishing and bluegrass music. He loved his family, and his grandchildren loved spending time with him. And the family dogs wanted to be right by his side. He was employed at Masterbrand; and after their closing, he worked at various manufacturing companies.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years: Tamela (Tammy); devoted grandson Isaiah; son Joseph; daughters: Kellie, Sara and Amber; grandsons: Mathew, Sylas, Dylan, Chandler, Cayden and Hunter; granddaughters: Kayla, Destiny, Katie, Alyssa, Adrianna and Abigail; mother-in-law: Phyllis; close niece: Brandy; close nephews: Bill, Jay, Jaime and Adam.
He is preceded in death by his parents and 9 brothers and sisters.
Service will be held Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 2:00pm at Community Family Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Hale officiating, where calling will be held Wednesday from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery. Condolences may be sent via the guest book at www.communityfamilyfh.com

Jerry Dale Garard

Jerry Dale Garard, age 83 of Lake City, MI, passed away Friday, October 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 Laweranceburg, 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.
A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 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

James L. Herbolt II

James L. Herbolt II, age 27, of Richmond, Indiana, died Friday, October 13, 2017. Born June 30, 1990, in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, James was a life-long resident of Richmond. He was a 2010 graduate of Centerville High School. James worked as a sales representative at Watson’s Pool. He enjoyed helping people whether he knew them or not. James saw the good in everyone and would give from his heart. He had a kind, gentle, and loving heart and these are the qualities we will continue to remember. Survivors include his father and mother, James Sr. and Norma Herbolt; sister, Tina (Jordan) Burdette; nieces, Taylor Kinnison and Gabriella Burdette; grandmother, Lois Herbolt; grandmother and grandfather, Felton and Wanda Underwood; aunts, Zanetta Stephens, Rita and Darlene Boggs, and Teresa, Tonia, and Gail Underwood; uncles, Ron, Roger, and Gary Herbolt, Fred Boggs, and Eugene Underwood; cousins, Jacob Church and Chaun Boggs; great-aunt, Marva Embry; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins; other extended family; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his birth mother, Tammy Mardis Herbolt and grandfather, Frank Herbolt.
Memorial gathering for James L. Herbolt II will be from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries for October 18, 2017

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Garrett D. Roberts II

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Garrett D. Roberts II, age 50, of Centerville, died unexpectedly of a massive heart attack Thursday, October 12, 2017, at his home.
Born June 21, 1967, in Richmond, to Garrett D. and Janice L. Roberts, Garrett was a life-long resident of this community.
Garrett was a graduate of Centerville High School, Class of 1986. He also attended classes at Ivy Tech.
He formerly worked at Crown Hill Cemetery and the Holiday Inn. Garrett was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 580 and Fraternal Order of Eagles and was a former member of the Richmond Moose Lodge #167. Garrett liked trains. He was proud of his accomplishments and enjoyed his independence.
Survivors include his parents; uncle, Raymond (Delores) Chappell of Michigan City, IN; cousins; and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Roy and Pauline Roberts and maternal grandparents, Lester and Mary Chappell.
A memorial service for Garrett D. Roberts II was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville with Deacon Frank Roberts officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

José Candelaria

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – José Candelaria, age 47, of Centerville, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017, in Indianapolis.
Born October 22, 1969, in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, to Reynaldo and Leonilda Candelaria, José came to the United States in his early 20s.
He was a member of the Wayne County community for the past 11 years and had also lived in Connecticut. José was a jack of all trades and loved everybody. He enjoyed helping anyone he could, loved cooking, and you could often find him playing pool at the Brown Jug Tavern in Centerville.
Survivors include his children, Julisa Candelaria of Indianapolis and Jeremy Negron of New Jersey; mother; and grandchildren.
A memorial service for José Candelaria was held Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Brown Jug Tavern, 125 East Main Street, Centerville.
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.

Donald Edward Ebacher

RICHMOND, Ind. – Donald Edward Ebacher, age 87, of Richmond, died Saturday, October 14, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born November 9, 1929, in Amesbury, Massachusetts, to Cleophas and Leah Bourque Ebacher, Don had lived in this community since 1967.
He was a 1947 graduate of Amesbury High School. Don served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He earned a registered nursing degree from Alexian Brothers School of Nursing, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Iowa in 1958, and a master’s degree from Indiana University in 1962. Don retired from the Richmond State Hospital in 1996 where he was the Director of Nursing. He was a member of GUTS Investment Club and 3rd and 4th degree in the Knights of Columbus and served as Grand Knight. Don was active in Boy Scouts of America, enjoyed traveling, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his children, Steve Ebacher of Richmond, Mary (Norm) Ebacher Estridge of Everett, Washington, Ron (Denise) Ebacher of Centerville, IN, Pat (Jim) Steele of Scottsburg, IN, Ken Ebacher of El Paso, TX, and Ellen Ebacher Lewis of Richmond; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Elizabeth Scholtens Ebacher, who died February 23, 2015; parents; grandsons, Christopher and Joshua; two sisters; four brothers; and son-in-law, Jeff Lewis.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Friday October 20, 2017, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 235 South 5th Street. Private family burial will be in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or Hand-In-Hand Adult Day Care of Richmond, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Leonard L. Shaffer Jr.

Leonard L. Shaffer Jr. 72 went to be with the Lord October 13, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born February 16, 1945 to Leonard and Velma (Wright) Shaffer Sr.
He was a member of the Laborers Union Local #1047 and then transferred to the Operators Union Local #103.
He was Co-Chairman of the Richmond Rose Festival Parade and the Centerville Bi-Centennial Parade. He enjoyed displaying Christmas lighters and decorations in his yard every year. He was very family oriented and loved spending time with his wife, his girls, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years Margaret Shaffer, four daughters Leslie (Paul) Rasner, Kelly (Chad Niccum) Gregory, and Savannah and Makeighla Shaffer, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one brother Arthur Shaffer, two sisters Norma Donathon and Barbara Toney, and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Larry “Butch” Shaffer, mother and father in law Lawrence and Mildred Pence, and sister in law Darlene Merrick.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday October 17, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Jenson officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallbeheideorr.com.

Melvin R. Harmeyer

PERSHING, IND. -  Melvin R. Harmeyer, 79, of Pershing passed away Tuesday evening, October 10, 2017, at Reid Hospital, following a brief illness.
One of six children born to Edward and Matilda “Tillie” Laker Harmeyer on March 3, 1938, in Batesville, Indiana.
He attended St. Gabriel School and was a 1956 graduate of Milton High School.
On May 17, 1958 he married Gale Smith at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Connersville, Indiana.
During his last year of high school he had been employed at Stant Manufacturing in Connersville working nights and attending school during the day; for 34 years he had been employed at MEG in Cambridge City, Indiana in the maintenance department; at the first filling station when Interstate 70 came through Cambridge City; he worked at Reid Hospital in the security department retiring in 2005 after 16 years of service and had recently helped his son at Harmeyer Auction and Appraisal in Rushville, Indiana. He had been the Town Marshal in Pershing, Indiana.
In his leisure he enjoyed gardening, feeding his birds and squirrels but found the most enjoyment in spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Gale Harmeyer; his son, Russell “Rusty” Harmeyer and his wife, Judy of Richmond, Indiana; his daughter, Ronda Estes and her husband Bruce of Fountain City, Indiana; three grandchildren: Natalie Klotz and her husband, Kevin of Richmond, Indiana, Hunter Estes and (Katlyn Mathews) of Cambridge City, Indiana and Jessica Estes ( Brian Vasquez) of Fountain City, Indiana; three great grandchildren: Riggin, Hayze and Stockton Klotz; two sisters, Marilyn Schunk and Evelyn Klein both of Milton, Indiana; a brother, Floyd Harmeyer and his wife Janet of Milton, Indiana; a sister-in-law, Donna Schaefer and her husband Gary of Cambridge City, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Kenny and Roy Harmeyer; two brother-in laws: David Keith Schunk and James Klein; his mother- and father-in-law, Margaret and Conley Smith
Family and friends may call from 4 until 8 PM on Monday October 16, 2017 at Miller Moster Robbins Funeral Home, Connersville, Indiana or anytime online at millermosterrobbins.com.
Private funeral service will be held on Tuesday with burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to H.E.L.P the Animals shelter; any no-kill animal shelter or Wayne County 4-H.

William E. “Bill” Moistner

NEW CASTLE - William E. “Bill” Moistner, 84, passed away Wednesday morning October 11, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
A son of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Rogers) Moistner, Bill was born at home in rural Cambridge City, Indiana on March 27, 1933.
Bill graduated from Bentonville High School in 1951. Bill liked to boast that he graduated in the top 10 of his class (only 10 in his class). Following high school Bill served his country in the United States Army. Early in life he lived in Western Wayne County and has made his home in New Castle since 1982. He was an electrician by trade for Air Way and Target Department Stores and also worked in plumbing. He did machine repair for Gaar Nursery for several years. Bill was a former member of the Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post in Cambridge City and in his leisure, enjoyed pitching horse shoes, fishing and gardening.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, the former Carrie L. Sturgeon. They were married at the home of the bride in Cambridge City on October 2, 1959. 7 children, Vic (Kay) Moistner, Teresa Davis, Carrie Moistner and Terri (Shane) Griffith all of New Castle, William (Glenda) Moistner of Hillsboro, Rob (Susan) Moistner of Centerville and Tracy (Dianna) Moistner of Anderson; 29 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 2 siblings, Carolyn Rayburn of Dublin and Les Moistner of Centerville; several nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by 3 siblings, Linda Wilson, Anna Mae Smith and Paul Moistner.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday October 15th at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Cremation will follow.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

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

William J. Rogers

RICHMOND, Ind. – 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 and 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.
Visitation for William J. Rogers will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. James L. Girdley officiating. Burial will be 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.

Mary Elizabeth Holcomb

HAGERSTOWN - 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 of 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, 2017, at 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

Pamela Blair

Pamela Blair, age 73, of Rushville, Indiana, passed away Saturday morning, October 7, 2017 at Rush Memorial Hospital, of Rushville.
She was born September 9, 1944 to Preston and Catherine (Janson) Darte in Patterson, New Jersey.
Pamela was a compassionate, loving, kind woman. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her adoptive father, retired Lt. Col. Frank Robson; late husband Ronald Blair; and a sister Sharon Black.
Pamela is survived by her children, Tara (Iver) Swim, Scott (Stacey) Jackson, Shawn (Lisa) Blair, Bryan (Paula) Blair; grandchildren, Josh (Bonnie) Williams, Morgan (Dax) Gunder, Miranda (Aaron) Zigler, Ein (Virginia) Swim, Ethan Jackson, Brett Blair; great-grandchildren, Mason Williams, Hannah and Aiden Zigler, Sydny, Drake, and Josslin Gunder, Gavin, Jacob, and Dallas Swim; sisters, Penelope (Jerry) Lindsay, Kristi (Wayne) Muller; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Private services will be held at the family’s request. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, Connersville, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Visit online anytime at millermosterrobbins.com

Julia M. Downs

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Julia M. Downs, age 90, formerly of Richmond, Indiana, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Willow Lake Place in Indianapolis.
Born May 22, 1927, in Centerville, Indiana, to Omer and Iva McClerney Crowe, Julia lived in this community most of her life. She retired from Belden in 1993, after 34 years of service. Julia had also been involved in rental properties, real estate, and investments.
Survivors include her sons, Thomas (Susan) Downs of Indianapolis and John (Joyce) Downs of Chicago, Illinois; five grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Downs, who died in 1995; parents; and brothers, Jacob Crowe, Daniel Crowe, and James Rogers.
Visitation for Julia M. Downs will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Deacon Frank Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 (for dementia).
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Berniece Stoops

LEWISVILLE - Berniece Stoops, 90, passed away Sunday afternoon October 8, 2017 at I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana.
A daughter of the late Mitchell and Bonnie (Jasper) Wesley, Berniece was born in Kingby, Kentucky on May 15, 1927. Berniece moved to Lewisville, Indiana when she was six years old.
She was a graduate of Lewisville High School with the class of 1945. Berniece had worked for Wesley’s IGA and Citizens State Bank in Lewisville and The Knightstown Dress Shop. She was a member of the Lewisville Presbyterian Church, Homemakers Club, Eastern Star and Brotherhood/Sisterhood all at Lewisville. Berniece retired to Lake Panasoffkee, Florida in 1985 and returned to Muncie at Westminster Village in 2008.
Survivors include her son, Jim (Sharon) Stoops of Florida; 3 grandchildren, Tiffany Hendrickson of Parker City, Tamara Stoops of Stanton, VA and Thaddeus Stoops of Modoc; 14 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; 3 sisters, Marie Saunders, Iva Haynes and Becky Conley; several nieces and nephews.
Berniece was preceded in death by her husband, David William Stoops on March 22, 2005. They were married on December 31, 1945 in Lewisville.; 1 brother, Earl Wesley; 2 sisters, Roxie Beatrice Mofield and Viola Dishman.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today, Wednesday October 11th at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday October 12, 2017 at the funeral home. Rev. Arthur Whitaker will officiate. Burial will follow at the Lewisville Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the National Stroke Association- 9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B/ Centennial, CO 80112
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Brian Christopher Roberts

Brian Christopher Roberts, 40, of Connersville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 8, 2017, while he was a patient at the St. Vincent’s Heart Center in Indianapolis, Indiana following complications from a heart surgery.
He was born on February 26, 1977 in Hamilton, Ohio to James Allen Roberts and Karlene Wilson Gray.
He attended the Blooming Grove Family Worship Center in Blooming Grove, Indiana. He was a member of the Local 301 Carpenter’s Union of Indianapolis, Indiana. He had worked as a union carpenter. Before working as a union carpenter, he had been employed at the Paul Casket Company in Cambridge City, Indiana and Kentucky Fried Chicken in Connersville. He enjoyed restoring old cars, especially his 1971 Mach I car. He also enjoyed racing his race car at the Edgewater Race Track in Miamitown, Ohio. In his spare time, he loved to hunt, fish, and ride quads. He especially loved to spend time with his family and loved special holiday family gatherings.
He will be greatly missed by his loving family which include his wife – Lisa Kunkel Roberts, whom he married on July 15, 2004 in Connersville, Indiana. He also leaves behind his parents – Karlene and Bill Gray and James Allen Roberts and Amy Wollyung of Connersville; a daughter – KayLynn Rose Steele – at home; 2 sons – Windser Lee Wright Roberts – at home and Cameron Scott Waddell of Connersville; 3 brothers – James Allen and Alisha Roberts, Jr. of Connersville, Chad and Corina Gray of Connersville, and Jason Gray of Indianapolis, Indiana; his grandparents – Roy and Anna Mae Roberts of Connersville and Betty Wilson of Metamora, Indiana; his aunts and uncles: Wanda and Dave Lowery, Jeff Wilson, and Tommy and Sisy Wilson – all of Metamora, Glen and Karen Wilson of Tucson, Arizona and Roger Dale Roberts and Pearlie Marie Thompson of Connersville; several nieces and nephews – Faith, Christoper, and Karlee Roberts, James Bertrum, Lastin Davis, Cody Steele, Gabrielle and Sophia Beuhner, Owen and MacKenzie Kunkel; and special friends – Vernon and Christine Bowling, Pearlie Urban, Linda Long, and Lavena Clark. He will also be missed by many cousins and many, many other friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather – Albert “Buck” Wilson; great-grandparents – Lottie and Hargus Baker and Elighue and Lidia Roberts; and his mother-in-law – Linda Kunkel.
The funeral service for Brian will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Blooming Grove Family Worship Center in Blooming Grove, Indiana with Pastor Tom Marshall officiating. Burial will be in the Everton Cemetery in Everton. Friends and family may visit on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Urban-Winkler Funeral Home, located at 513 West 8th Street, in Connersville, Indiana.

Tressie Marie Boulware

Tressie Marie Boulware, 81, of Connersville, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, surrounded by her family at home.
She was born on January 10, 1936, in Rush County, Indiana, and is the daughter of Robert Harold Bergen and Clara Leatha Cooksey Bergen, both of whom preceded her in death.
She graduated from Orange High School in 1954. On August 7, 1954, she married Paul E. Boulware in Connersville. Together they were able to share 36 years before he passed on July 21, 1990.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #346.
She is survived by a son, Jeffery (Kim) Boulware; two daughters-in-law, Diane Boulware and Karen Lippincott; three brothers, Dale (Kiyoko) Bergen, of Chula Vista, CA, Thomas (Rhea) Bergen, of Martinsville, IN, Clarence (Jane) Bergen, of Connersville; one sister, Thelma Allen, of Ohio; a sister-in-law, Delores Boulware; two brothers-in-law, David Foreman and Roy Shook; eight grandchildren, Brad Boulware, Katie Boulware, Casey Ford, Ryan, Adam and Eric Boulware, Cassi Boulware, and Mercadi Duffin; seven great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Marty and Chuck Boulware; three brothers, Paul Bergen, Lowell Edward, and Kenneth Bergen, and three sisters, Mary Owens, Rebecca Foreman, and Valetta Shook.
Funeral services for Tressie will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 11:00am at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home, Connersville, with Stan Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Friday, October 13 from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Connersville Chapter 346 Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service on Friday evening at 7:00pm at the funeral home.

Judith Ann Johns

SPICELAND- Judith Ann Johns, 68, passed away Friday evening October 6, 2017 at her home in rural Spiceland with her family at her side.
Judith was born in Muncie, Indiana on February 10, 1949. She was raised in the Cowan community and graduated from high school there in 1967.
Judy was employed at I.U.P.U.I. as secretary for the Dean of Schools for 16 years. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Kiwanis and was a Master Gardener. Judy enjoyed spending time outdoors, being with her family and was an excellent cook.
Survivors include her mother, Vivian “Lucy” Amonett of Noblesville; husband Dale L. Johns, whom she married in October of 1969; 4 children, Jeremiah Dale Johns of Spiceland, Michelle Kay Mills of Spiceland, Angela Monique Hussey of Noblesville and Heather Marie Perkins of Spiceland; 13 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.
Judy was preceded in death by her father, Walter H. Amonett; 1 grandson, Tyler J. Johns on December 30, 2012.
Honoring Judy’s wishes, no public services are planned. The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Obituaries for Oct. 11, 2017

Eugene Jackson

Centerville, IN - Eugene Jackson passed away at his residence on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. He was born on May 25, 1940 to Faulkner and Flora Jackson in Clay County, Kentucky.
Eugene and his wife, Doris, moved to Wayne County in 1961. He was employed for 40 years at Wayne Works School Bus Factory and 7 years at Carpenter Bus Factory. He attended Galilean Baptist Church and Living Faith Church of God. He enjoyed going to church, coon hunting, fishing, and going to flea markets. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his granddaughter, Jessica Soper.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife: Doris Jean Jackson; two sons: Michael Jackson and Danny (Peggy) Jackson; daughter: Barbara Jackson; two grandchildren: Jessica Soper and Casey Sawmiller; four sisters: Daisy Jackson, Helen Mills, Ruby Ehern and Viola Neeley; and a special friend: Wade Jones.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a son: Darrell Jackson; five brothers: Vernon, Denver, Lee, Daniel and Charles Jackson; and one sister: Della Stewart.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM, at Galilean Baptist Church with Pastor Danny Cross and Pastor Alan Henderson officiating. Family and friends called at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery. Send online condolences to the family at www.communityfamilyfh.com

Mrs. 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 Two. 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 at 1:00 pm 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.
Family and friends gathered for visitation from 10:00 am – 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 9, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Williamsburg Friends Meeting, 8253 North US 35, Williamsburg, IN 47393.

Gerald W. “Big G” Miracle

Gerald W. “Big G” Miracle, 72, of Richmond died Saturday October 7, 2017, at Reid Health after a short illness.
He was born October 5, 1945 in Middleboro, Kentucky to Foister D. and Mary Ruth Haley Miracle and lived here most of his life.
He formerly owned Miracle Tree Service and retired from the Richmond Street Department after working 17 years. He played softball for the Miracle Tree Service team, and enjoyed watching his kids and grandkids play sports.
Survivors include his girlfriend of 16 years Dayleann Loudy, three children Betty (Jay) Wilson of Greenfield, Gerald “Little G” (Wanda) Miracle of Richmond, and Mike (Jennifer) Miracle of Connersville, 11 grandchildren Victoria and Radney Rife of Greenfield, Payton (Molly) Miracle of Centerville, Halie and Mariah Miracle of Richmond, Andrew Miracle of Connersville, Makayla Loudy, Josh Loudy Jr. Braiden Loudy, Katelynn Loudy and Matt Parrett, two great granddaughters Raylee and Adelynne Miracle, one brother Larry Miracle of Richmond, one sister Faustine (Sam) Heiser of Powell, Kentucky, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, two sister-in-laws Jill Duckett and Anna Lou Miracle, and his caregiver Jessica Loudy.
His wife of 29 years Vickie died August 11, 1999, his son Jeffrey, his parents, and his brothers and sisters Sam, Joyce, David, and Linda Miracle also precede him in death.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday October 12, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. Friends may call 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society 5635 West 96th Street Suite 100 Indianapolis, Indiana 46278. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

Troy B. Holliday

Troy B. Holliday, 85, of Inverness, FL and formerly of Cambridge City, IN passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
He was born on November 11, 1931 in Stone County, AR to Theodore Roosevelt and Ethel Amy (Southard) Holliday. Troy grew up in Mt. Olive, AR and moved to Milan, IN in 1944.
Beginning August 22, 1952, Troy served in the US Army and was a Korean War Veteran. He was proud to serve his country and was Honorably Discharged on May 21, 1954.
Troy lived in Cambridge City from 1959 until 1977. He was the owner/operator of Holliday Bros Texaco in Milton with his brother, Lee Roy. Troy retired to Inverness, FL from Brownsville, IN.
He was a Baptist by faith and a lifetime member of Milton Lodge #108 F & AM. He was an accomplished guitar player and played in different bands in both Indiana and Florida.
He is survived by son, Dan (Julie) Holliday; daughter, Dianne Holliday; four grandchildren, Justin Holliday, Jonathan Holliday, Wayne Todd and Joshua Detwiler; a great-granddaughter, Alaina Todd and a great-grandson, Troy Todd; brother, Raymond (Judy) Holliday; sister, Lorine (Tom) Day; sister-in-law, Mildred Holliday; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Margie Morris, sister-in-law, Irene Martin; numerous nieces, nephews, grand and great grand nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Lorena (Martin) Holliday; brother, Lee Roy Holliday; sister, Pauline (Harlan) Watts and grandson, Jason Holliday.
Friends called from 2:00 until 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 8, 2017 and from 10:00 am until the start of services at 11:00 am on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. Pastor Ralph Morris officiated.
Milton Lodge #108 F & AM held a Masonic service on Sunday.
Burial was at Westside Cemetery in Milton with Military Honors by the Bertsch #169 & Tout #338 American Legion Posts.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com

Howard Edward Telker

Howard Edward Telker, 86, a longtime member of the Brownsville community, passed away Saturday morning, October 7, 2017, at the Whitewater Commons Senior Living Center, of Liberty, Indiana.
He was born on September 15, 1931, in Franklin County, Indiana, one of three children of Edward and Elsie Howell Telker and was a graduate of Brownsville High School with the class of 1949.
During the Korean Conflict, Howard served his country in the United States Marine Corps, obtaining the rank of Sergeant.
On December 4, 1955, he was married at the Brownsville United Methodist Church to Charlotte Ann May. Mrs. Telker survives.
He began driving a school bus for Brownsville Township followed by Union County School Corporation, retiring in the early 1970's after fourteen years of service. He had also been employed with Kroger Grocery in the Produce Department and at Brunner Motor Company. For several years, he worked at Custom Extrusions of Connersville and Miles Richmond. He also farmed locally and was a carpenter, working for Ron Coffman for many years.
Howard was a member of the Brownsville United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Free & Accepted Masons Brownsville Lodge #70 where he twice served as Grand Master. Howard was an avid I. U. Basketball fan and was a Little League baseball coach and Babe Ruth baseball coach where his team went undefeated one year.
Besides his wife of sixty-one years, Charlotte Telker, survivors include four children, Michael Evan (Rachel) Telker, of Brownsville, Jeryl Lynn Telker, of Liberty, Stephan Mark Telker, of Brownsville and Denna Lee (Phillip) Cooper, of Brookville; eight grandchildren, Shelli Walton of Liberty, Sheri Ann (Jeremy) of Connersville, Jo Ann (John) Luce of Centerville, Jessica (David) Dixon of Richmond, Jerrod (Amber) Cooper of Brookville, Kaylyn (Joe) Hooker of Richmond, Christian (Raegan) Telker and Kai Telker all of Brownsville; thirteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Finch, of Liberty; three nieces, Connie (Randy) Call of Eaton, Ohio, Pat (Butch) Finch Smith of Brookville, and Peggy (Terry) Finch Hartman of Liberty.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Helen Parks.
A memorial service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Brownsville United Methodist Church, 216 South Main Street, Brownsville, Indiana. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Masonic service at 12:00 noon at the church. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to Brownsville United Methodist Church and online condolences can be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com

Ronald Ray Houston

Ronald Ray Houston, 59 of Glenwood, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, September 30, 2017, at Fayette Regional Health Systems from an apparent heart attack.
A son of Hobert G. and Pansy McRay Houston, Ron was born on October 16, 1957, in Batesville, Indiana.
He graduated from Connersville High School with the class of 1977 and was raised in and a member of Western Avenue Baptist Church. He attended Ben Davis Creek Christian Church in Rush County with his family.
On July 1, 1994, Ron married the former Debra "Debbi" Kay VanNess Moore in Fayette County, Indiana.
Ron was employed at Oberle Construction for 20 years where he was recognized as being a dependable employee and was on the "first call" list for emergencies and was always willing to perform any task available or requested of him. Ron retired from Oberle Construction as superintendent in 2013. Following his retirement, Ron worked at Gillman Home Center in Connersville. Ron was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America for 30 years.
Ron enjoyed working on his computer and creating animated videos. A construction enthusiast, Ron took delight in building and fixing things. In his leisure time, Ron enjoyed camping at Manlove Park in Fayette County where he served on the Board of Directors. He and his wife worked as volunteers to restore the beauty of the park.
In 2012, Ron contributed his fantastic carpenter skills on the Randolph County Courthouse project where he was recognized for his passion for excellence and perfection. He was known as a true gentleman finish carpenter.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Debbi Houston; his mother, Pansy Houston of Connersville; children Tiffany Durham and fiancé Christopher Owens, of Richmond, Indiana and Justin Ray Houston and wife, Kim, of Indianapolis; step-children, Brian Moore and wife, Melissa, of Rushville, Katherine Kuhn and husband, Brian, of Noblesville, Indiana; grandchildren, Sydney Durham, Landon Owens, Madison Houston, Jacob Moore, Jaden Moore, Katie Turner, Cameron Storey, Mercedes Buchanan; a sister Anna Arnold and husband, Terry, of Falmouth, Indiana; two brothers, Vernon Houston and wife, Belenda, of Connersville, Reggie Houston and wife, Judy, of Peachtree, Georgia; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ron was preceded in death by his father, Hobert Houston, on August 3, 2004.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Minister Howard Bullard officiated. Burial followed in Dale Cemetery. Friends called from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Ben Davis Christian Church or Western Avenue Baptist Church. Online condolences can be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.

Donald Eugene Eichacker

Donald Eugene Eichacker, 86, formerly of Connersville, now residing in McCordsville, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
One of four children of Lloyd Anthony and Ethel Christian Eichacker, Donald was born on February 28, 1931 in Batesville, Indiana. Don moved to Fayette County with his family as a young child and graduated from Bentonville High School with the class of 1949.
Don spent his career serving his country in the United States Air Force, having been stationed at Walker Air Force Base in Roswell, New Mexico and Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas. During the Vietnam War, he was a tail gunner for three air bombers, B-29, B-36, and B-52. Don retired with the rank of Master Sergeant.
Following his retirement, Don moved back to Fayette County for residence where he was a licensed instructor pilot and a corporate pilot for Roger’s Engineering.
Don had been a member of Amvets Post #11 where he served as Post Commander, VFW Post #571, American Legion Post #1. He had also been a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Connersville Aerie #1065.
Survivors include a daughter, Donna Billington, of Roswell, New Mexico; two grandchildren, Shannon Tyler and Brittany Arellano and husband, Shane, all of Roswell, New Mexico; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale A. Eichacker and wife, Linda, of Pendleton, Indiana; two sisters, Alberta Spurgin, of Bentonville, Indiana and Marcia Conley and husband, Lowell, of Richmond, Indiana. He is also blessed with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis I. Neukam Eichacker, who passed away April 16, 2012; his parents and a grandson, Christian Tyler.
Military Graveside Honors were held at 4 PM, Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Bentonville Cemetery conducted by U. S. Air Force Honor Guard and the Fayette County Veterans Council.
Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Family and friends may also send condolences online at millermosterrobbins.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics of New Mexico, 6600 Paloma’s Avenue, #207, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109. www.sonm.org

David B. Gray

RICHMOND, Ind. – David B. Gray, age 62, of Richmond, Indiana, died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 3, 2017, while doing what he loved most, deer hunting.
Born May 22, 1955, in Richmond, Indiana, to Lester Leroy and Ida Merritt Gray Sr., David was a life-long resident of Richmond.
He was a 1974 graduate of Richmond High School, where he played football. David formerly worked at the Richmond Baking Company, Spartech Plastics, Webb’s Antique Mall, and Kemper Cabinets in Richmond. He was an avid sportsman, who enjoyed fishing and hunting. David collected and sold antiques. He had a wonderful sense of humor. David dearly loved his family and being a grandpa. He also loved his friends and cats.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Barbara Whitehead Gray of Richmond; son, Nathan (Taria) Gray of Richmond; grandson, Ayden; sister, Terri J. (Dean) Wuertemberger of Charlotte, North Carolina; brothers, Arthur W. (Barbara) Gray of Richmond and Steve E. (Diana) Gray of Centerville, Indiana; sister-in-law, Debbie Gray; nieces; nephews; other extended family members; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kathryn V. Freeman; brother, Lester L. Gray Jr.; brother-in-law, John W. Freeman Jr.; and niece, Serena R. Gray.
Visitation for David B. Gray will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. James L. Girdley officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.
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.

Shirley Lucille Clevenger

DUBLIN - Shirley Lucille Clevenger, 74, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at Reid Hospital. Shirley was born May 18, 1943 in Savage (Clinton County) Kentucky to Robert and Ova (Massingale) Davis.  Formerly of Connersville, she has made her home in the Dublin community since 1978.
Known as the “Paper Lady” she delivered newspapers for the Palladium Item from 1980 until her retirement in 2005. An avid flower and vegetable gardener, she enjoyed spending time outside and her family always said “you couldn’t keep her indoors.” She was also Deacon at Grace Temple in Knightstown.
Shirley is survived by her husband of nearly 56 years, Raymond Clevenger. They were married on October 7, 1961. Her two children, David Clevenger of Dublin; and Sherry (George) Mowbray of Mooreland; Four grandchildren, Daniel Jackson, David Clevenger Jr., Elizabeth Longnecker and Stacie Clevenger; and two brothers, Gene and Ralph Davis
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings.
Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin has been entrusted with the arrangements, where online condolences can be left anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Roger G. Compton

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

Roger D. Watson

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – 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.

Obituaries for October 4, 2017

Richard (Dick) Leon Baker

HAGERSTOWN: 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 travelling 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. After training at Camp Lee, Virginia, Boston, and Ft. Washington, he shipped out of New Orleans on his way to Recife, Brazil, 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, outside San Francisco, 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 professional organizations. The Ball State University School of Business elected him to their Hall of Fame in 1974.
He moved to Winter Park, Florida, with Sally forty years ago to serve as the Executive Vice President of the Winter Park Land Company. He served as an officer, trustee and Chairman of the Finance & Investment Committee of the Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation for over 30 years.
Dick and the love of his life, Sally, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on November 19, 2002. After Sally passed away, he moved into The Mayflower Retirement Community where he enjoyed various activities and vacationing with his grandchildren.
Close friends, colleagues and family from across the States gathered at The Mayflower to celebrate his 100th birthday with him. Dick Baker lived a full, loving, meaningful life.
Dick is survived by his daughter Kathryn and her husband Mahesh, son Keith and his wife Carol, grandson John and granddaughter Laura, whom he adored. Also, his nephew Kenneth Boles and family in Greentown; his nephew Albert Chapman and wife in Eaton, Ohio; his niece Deborah Blair and family and his nephew Roger Mitchell and family, in the Orlando, Florida area; and his grandnieces Dana Flanagan, Julie Potter and Laura Weisenborn and their families, in Richmond and Cambridge City.
Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Saturday, October 7th at Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren, Hagerstown, Indiana. Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown, is handling the arrangements.
Donations in Richard Baker’s memory can be made to: •Rotary Club of Winter Park Charitable Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1416. Winter Park, FL 32790 •Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren, 5352 N. Brick Church Road, Hagerstown, IN 47346

Charles David Lanning Jr.

Charles David Lanning Jr., 68, a lifelong Rush County resident passed away Friday September 29, 2017 at St. Francis hospital in Indianapolis, IN.
He was born on December 22, 1948 in Batesville, IN to Charles David and Velma Irene (Watkins) Lanning Sr.
He attended Brookville Nazarene Church and Lee Wallace School until his family moved to Rush County in 1957. David was a 1968 graduate of Rushville High School, and later attended Olivet Nazarene College in Kankakee IL. for four years, and sang with the Viking Male Chorus there.
David married Penny Dungan on May 14, 1994, and worked at Freudenberg Nok in Morristown as a press operator for 39 years retiring in 2013. David was considered the family genealogist and historian, and enjoyed antiquing, collecting books and records, reading and traveling. He was a member of the Rushville Church of the Nazarene and served as the music director for 8 years, as well as a member of the Andersonville Church of the Nazarene and is a current member of Ben Davis Creek Christian Church where he served as an ordained Deacon, Elder, Trustee and board member.
In addition to his wife Penny of Rushville, David is survived by his father Charles David Lanning Sr. of Rushville and son Jonathan Lanning also of Rushville.
David was preceded in death by his mother Velma and a sister Brenda Combs.
Services will be held at 1 PM Friday, October 6, 2017 at Ben Davis Creek Christian Church, 6016 E. 250 N. Rushville. Pastor Howard Bullard will preside. Friends are welcome to visit from 4-8 PM Thursday October 5, 2017 at the church. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, IN.
Arrangements entrusted to Moster Mortuary.

John W. Merkamp

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – John W. Merkamp, age 63, of Centerville, Indiana, died unexpectedly Thursday, September 28, 2017, at his home.
Born September 29, 1953, in Richmond, Indiana, to Kenneth and Alma Goodson Merkamp, John was a life-long resident of this community. He graduated from Centerville-Abington High School in 1971. John was a farmer. He was a member of the National FFA Organization, National Rifle Association, Loyal Order of Moose in Richmond, and was a former member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his daughter, Shannon (Tony Smith) Merkamp of Williamsburg, Indiana; sons, Eric Merkamp and Brad (Kelly Inman) Merkamp, both of Centerville; eight grandchildren, Courtney, Codie, Sebastian, Gage, Brad Jr., Kadyn, Paige, and Malaki; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Brenda (Jack) Radford of Greens Fork, Indiana, and Marie (Terry) Camden of Texas; brother, Malcolm (Pamela) Merkamp of Centerville; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Norma Merkamp.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

 

William J. Mathews

William J. Mathews passed away at his residence surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, September 28, 2017.
He was born on June 23, 1937 to Russell and Ada Louise (Lamb) Helmsing in Richmond, Indiana.
William was a graduate of Centerville High School. Following graduation, he enlisted and was honorably discharged from the United States Army and Army National Guard in 1963. His duties included being a Specialist Four E-4 Company B 1st BG 151st Infantry.
William was a jolly man who led a lot of people to the Lord. His smile was contagious. He was an avid Young & Restless fan; and a Chairman of Deacon for over 30 years. William worked over 30 years as a Tool & Die maker for NATCO (1963-1990) and Amcast (1990-2001) factories before their closing. He enjoyed bowling and spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 ½ years: Stella Mae Mathews; daughter: Angela Lynch and her son Landon Lynch; son: William Jason Mathews and his children: Patoran Mathews, Whitney Mathews and Kaitlyn Rose Johnson; four brothers: Stewart (Fran) Mathews, Mitchell (Keri) Mathews, David (Kip) Gordon and Jerry Gordon; two sisters: Betty (Bob) Breedon and Susie Mathews; nieces; nephews, and many friends including special friends: Pastor Danny and Mavis Cross and Aleana Hendrix.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a son-in-law: SSG Gregory Lynch.
Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Galilean Baptist Church, 204 South Morton Street, Centerville, Indiana, with Pastor Danny Cross officiating.
Family and friends called or visited at the church Sunday from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Military honors were provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard. Dinner followed at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Galilean Baptist Church or to Reid Hospice.
Community Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
Send online condolences to www.communityfamilyfh.com

Amanda Elaine Fleenor

RICHMOND, Ind. – Amanda Elaine Fleenor, age 27, of Richmond, Indiana, was promoted to Glory on Friday, September 22, 2017, at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Born January 16, 1990, in Richmond, Indiana, to William Charles and Donna Sue Fowler Fleenor, Amanda lived in Richmond for most of her life. She was a keeper of the home.
Survivors include her parents; brothers, Jeremy Scott (Renee Mullins) Ballinger of Richmond and Nathan Charles Fleenor of San Diego, California; special nephews, Noah Ballinger of Alabama and Dillon Ballinger of Tipton, Indiana; paternal grandparents, Charles and Alice Fleenor of Richmond; aunts, Peggy Fowler of Richmond, Cindy Elliott of Pennsylvania, and Linda Wulick and Charlotte Nolan, both of Maine; uncles, Jerry (Benecia) Fowler of Missouri and George Fleenor of Richmond; and many cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Eston and Carolyn Fowler and cousin, Travis Conley.
As Amanda loved the outdoors and nature, we want to celebrate her life at the Cope Environmental Center, 1730 Airport Road, Centerville, Indiana. Friends called from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017.
A memorial service was held at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Kurt Thurston officiating. A time of fellowship immediately followed the service to honor her memory.
Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, 90 Park Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10016 or www.bbrfoundation.org. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

 

Kenneth “Kenny” Rhymer

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. – Kenneth “Kenny” Rhymer, Jr., 30, of Connersville, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017.
A son of Kenneth Rhymer, Sr. and Tonya Vickers, Kenny was born on September 6, 1987 in Middletown, Ohio.
Kenny attended Connersville schools and was previously employed at Stant Manufacturing. He enjoyed listening to music and spending time with his daughter and his family.
Survivors besides his parents include his daughter, Layla Sophia Rhymer of Connersville; a sister, Miracle (Matthew) Baker of Milton; two brothers, Chad Selby (Brittany Johnson) of Connersville and Chance Fultz of Greensburg; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends called from 10:00 a.m. until the time of memorial service at 12:00 noon on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home.
Pastor Steve Hamilton officiated.
In lieu of flowers, friends may donate at the funeral home, US Bank or to the family toward a trust fund set up for Kenny’s daughter, Layla Sophia Rhymer. Online condolences can be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com

Bobbie Glenn “Powder Puff” Wright

CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. – Bobbie Glenn “Powder Puff” Wright, age 82, of Cambridge City, Indiana, died Monday, September 25, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born May 10, 1935, in Cumberland County, Kentucky, to Delbert and Willie Sheckles Wright, Bobbie had lived in this community since 1997. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Bobbie was a mason. He enjoyed watching football and wrestling. Bobbie loved his family dearly.
Survivors include his sons, Bobbie D. Wright of Cambridge City and Ralph Wright of Brandenburg, Kentucky; granddaughter, Bobbie Jo (Keith) Agessi of South Plainfield, New Jersey; great-grandson, Galvin Agessi of South Plainfield, New Jersey; sisters, Clara (Darrel) Honaker and Sally (Lawrence “JR”) Maupin, both of Richmond, Indiana; brother, Jackie Wright of New Jersey; nieces; nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Myrna Wright, who died on June 9, 2001; parents; sisters, Lela, Effie, Loutta, Eulene, and Olene; and brothers, Harold, Floyd, John, and Marvin. Visitation for Bobbie Glenn Wright was from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Allen Henderson officiating. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, 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.

 

Obituaries for September 27, 2017

Elizabeth Wilson

GREENS FORK, Ind. – Elizabeth Wilson, age 86, of Greens Fork, Indiana, died Monday, September 18, 2017, at her daughter’s home.
Born March 14, 1931, in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, to Boone Lee and Mary Sue O’Conner Reed, Elizabeth had lived in Wayne County most of her life.
She worked as a charge aide at the Richmond State Hospital for 10 years. Elizabeth enjoyed sewing and had made quilts for her children and grandchildren. She loved cooking, growing and tending to her flowers, and playing the organ.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary (Terry) Devers of Greens Fork; son, W. Hershel (Dana) Wilson of Dayton, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Louise Gaddis of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Wilson, who died on December 18, 2015; son, Ronald Wilson; granddaughter, Kimberly Wilson; parents; sister, Lottie Hockensmith; and brothers, Frank, Johnny, and Nicholas Reed.
Visitation for Elizabeth Wilson will be from 11:00 am. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Neal Griffis and Elizabeth’s son-in-law, Terry Devers officiating. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Tanner Jordan Russell

Connersville, Ind. - Tanner Jordan Russell, 20, of Connersville, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 as a result of a truck accident in Connersville. He was born on December 21, 1996 in Oxford, Ohio and is the son of Latresha Russell Grubbs and Jeremy Scott Grubbs of Connersville. He was a 2015 graduate of Connersville High School and the Whitewater Career Center in Connersville where he studied to be an auto service technician. Following his graduation, he worked at Stant Manufacturing. Later he became employed at Mac Machine in Connersville, and was presently employed there. He had worked there for almost two years.
He loved music, and enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. He loved to listen to his Grandpa D. play the guitar and sing. His grandpa taught him how to play the guitar. He also loved to ride 4-wheelers and dirt bikes and work on trucks and cars. One of his favorite things to do was to hang out at Vanmeter’s Motor Sport Shop in Connersville and Buffalo Wild Wings with his friends. He especially loved spending time with his wonderful family including eating his Grandma Patty’s home cooked sweets. Everyone knew he was an amazing dad to his seven-month old daughter – Savanna Jordan Russell. She was the joy of his life.
He will be greatly missed by many, many people in his life. Besides his parents, he also leaves behind his precious daughter – Savanna Jordan Russell at home, his grandparents – Herlon D. and Patty Russell of Connersville, Charles and Becky Grubbs of Connersville; uncles – Joey (Sherri) Russell of Connersville, Danny (Jackie) Grubbs of Connersville, Brian (Kim) Grubbs of Cambridge City, Rick (Christine) Grubbs of Fishers; an aunt – Kathie (Dan) Truesdale of Connersville; many cousins and friends. He will also be greatly missed by a very special person in his life and also the mother of his child – Cejay Nicole Robertson of Cambridge City. He was preceded in death by his infant brother – Hunter Braydon Grubbs who passed away in 2005. He was also preceded in death by his great-grandparents – Hezekiah and Gearldine Estes, Wilbur and Ruby Grubbs, Johnny and Myrtle Russell, and Byron and Rita Cordray.
The funeral service for Tanner will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Urban-Winkler Funeral Home in Connersville with Tanner’s cousin – Reverend Gary Dwayne Lee - of Dryden Road Pentecostal Church of Dayton, Ohio, officiating. Friends and family may visit on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the funeral home from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Everton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a college trust fund for his daughter – Savanna Jordan Russell – and may be made at the funeral home.

Obituaries for September 20, 2017

Jeffrey Wayne Shera

Oldsmar, Fla. - Jeffrey Wayne Shera, 58, of Oldsmar, Florida, formerly of Laurel, passed away at 11:20 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017, at Suncoast Hospice, Palm Harbor, Florida. Born in Batesville, Indiana on October 26, 1958, he is the son of the late Evan "Lester" and Norma McPherson Shera.  He grew up in Laurel, Indiana and graduated from Laurel High School in 1977. He joined the military in June 1977 and spent over 26 years as a member of the United States Army Special Forces. He rose to the rank of Sergeant Major. He retired from the military on September 30, 2003, and began working for the United States Special Operation Command as a contractor at first and later as a Department of Defense civilian at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. As a member of the Special Operations Command, he contributed in many ways to the success of those special operators known as "The Quiet Professionals."
He lived in Oldsmar, Florida from September 1998 until his death. He was a member of the Laurel Masonic Lodge #447 for more than 25 years. He was also a Life Member of the Special Forces Association.
He is survived by two nephews, Christopher Burgdoerfer and wife, Tiffany of Connersville, Indiana and Jeremy Burgdoerfer of Everton, Indiana; two great nephews, Brayden and Mason Burgdoerfer; a cousin, Tonya Reese and husband, David of Laurel; and a cousin Glenn Anthony and wife, Kathy of Cambridge City, Indiana.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his half-brother, Darrell Burgdoerfer.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, 1704 Grand Avenue, Connersville, Indiana. Eric Hopkins officiated. Laurel Lodge #447 conducted Masonic Memorial Services at 1:45 p.m. on Monday.  Friends and family visited on Monday from 12:00 noon until the time of service. Burial followed at Laurel North Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army Honor Guard and the Fayette County Veterans Council.  Memorial Contributions can be made to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation at www.specialops.org.   Friends may visit anytime online at millermosterrobbins.com

David G. Kaucher

RICHMOND, Ind. – David G. Kaucher, age 74, of Richmond, Indiana, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at his home.
Born October 11, 1942, in Richmond, Indiana, to Iris E. and Margaret E. Jarrett Kaucher, Dave was a life-long resident of this community.
He graduated from Whitewater High School in 1960. Dave retired from Dana Corporation after serving as an engineer for 31 years. He operated Kaucher’s Tax Service for many years, as well. Dave was a member of the Richmond Emmaus Community and Centerville Christian Church, where he served as an Elder and taught Sunday school. He was a Junior Achievement Advisor and Knot Hole Baseball coach. Dave was an avid golfer, who always looked forward to his spring golf trip. He also enjoyed cooking for church dinners and fundraisers.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Phyllis Marie Fields Kaucher of Richmond; sons, Mike (Amy) Kaucher of Noblesville, Indiana, and Greg (Penny) Kaucher of Richmond; grandchildren, Jacob Kaucher of San Diego, California, and Claire and Emily Kaucher, both of Richmond; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends, including his best friends, Jim Pittman of New Westville, Ohio, Butch (Donna) Bowers of Richmond, and beloved dog, Izzy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Eric Kaucher; and sister, Shirley Shaw.
Visitation for David G. Kaucher was from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Centerville Christian Church, 111 North Morton Ave., Centerville. Funeral service followed at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Centerville Christian Church with Pastor Ryan McCarty officiating. Arrangements were handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278 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.

James W. McNew

Richmond, IN - James W. McNew, 90, of Richmond died September 3, 2017. He was born January 23, 1927 in Wildie, Kentucky to William E. and Angie Abney McNew. He was an Army veteran of World War Two, and formerly worked at Decca Records. He co-founded McNew Cabinet Craft with his brother Homer, with his sons James and Phillip joining the business in 1969.
Jim was known for his quality woodworking skills and his talent as an auto and motorcycle mechanic. He was a member of the Model A Restorers Club. He enjoyed traveling in his 1929 two door sedan and restoring cars. He also liked tending his garden. Survivors include his four children James B. (Diana) McNew, Phillip C. (NoraLee) McNew, Kathey J. (Bill) Dwyer, and Shirley McNew of Richmond, four grandchildren Jason B. (Jessica) McNew, Michael Brandon W. Owens, Melissa (Sean) Gallagher of Richmond, and Coy P. McNew of Davis, California, four great grandchildren Katelyn N. McNew of Richmond, Sidney K. Owens of Indianapolis, and twins Collin P. and Ava J Gallagher of Richmond, her sister-in-laws Mae Honaker of Waynesville, Ohio and Cleta Frederick of Lebanon, Ohio.
His wife of 69 years, Lissie, died May 7, 201. His parents, brothers Earl, Stanley, Homer, Edward, and Charles "Mac", and his sisters Eva, Hazel, and Lula are also deceased.
Funeral services were 3:00 P.M. Friday September 8, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. John Shepherd officiating. Burial was in Elkhorn Cemetery. Friends called from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. 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. James McNew is also survived by local friends and family, as well as a good fishing buddy from this area.

Obituaries for September 13, 2017

Delores J. Study

CAMBRIDGE CITY - Delores J. Study, age 87, of Cambridge City, was called home to be with her savior on Friday, September 8, 2017 at her home.
She was born on March 11, 1930 in Straughn, Indiana to John and Pearl (Schneider) Humig. She was married August 26, 1950 to J. Howard Study, her beloved husband of 57 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved to cook and bake and loved working with her flowers. Growing up as a farmer's daughter, she did well to become a farmer's wife as she married, was active on the farm along with working at PC in Hagerstown, at Eavey Warehouse in Richmond and retiring with 25 years of service from Star Bank (formerly Second National Bank) in downtown Richmond. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Cambridge City in 1948. Delores was baptized in Centerville Christian Church and later had her membership transferred to the Cambridge City Christian Church.
Survivors include her two sons who continue to operate the family farm, James L. Study and Jack D. Study along with one daughter, Carol A. Study and a grandson, David M. Rohe, all of Cambridge City; brothers/sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on November 19, 2007 and both of her sisters, Kathleen Duebel and Ruth Turk.
Funeral services were Monday (September 11, 2017) at the Cambridge City Christian Church followed by burial at Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Rev. Gordon Mehaffey will officiated the ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cambridge City Christian Church, 106 W. Church Street, Cambridge City, IN 47372, or to a favorite charity of the donor's choice. Riggle & Waltermann Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Robert "Bob" Pflum

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. - Robert "Bob" Pflum, 79, of Connersville and the Everton area passed away Wednesday evening, September 6, 2017, at Reid Health, of Richmond, Indiana due to complications from a massive stroke. One of eleven children of Paul Anthony and Anna E. McQuinley Pflum, Bob was born on January 15, 1938, at home in Brownsville, Indiana. As a young boy, he moved to Fayette County with his family and had lived there ever since. He graduated from Alquina High School with the class of 1956. A great ballplayer, Bob played basketball and softball while in high school.
On April 15, 1961, Bob married the former Lona Adams. Mrs. Pflum survives.
Bob retired from D & M in Connersville but farmed his entire life in the Alquina and Everton areas. In addition to growing crops, he raised pigs for many years and was proud to be known as a "good hog man." He enjoyed when the kids were in 4-H showing pigs. He had a good eye for the show pigs, too. Bob was a quiet, stick-close-to-home man that took pride in his house and farm. He loved his wife, kids, beautiful grandchildren, brothers and sisters and it was mutual. In his later years, Bob loved riding the Gator around the farm, ever watchful for weeds and moles. He would also take his dog, Waylon, for rides around the farm. Bob was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #861.
Survivors include his wife of over 56 years, Lona Pflum; children, Lisa (Darryl) Snyder and Scott (Rhonda) Pflum; grandchildren, Paige Snyder, Megan Snyder and Adam Pflum; four brothers, Richard (Joanne) Pflum of Connersville, Lowell Pflum (Nancy Roberts) of Cambridge City, Indiana, David (Judy) Pflum of Connersville, Phillip (Diana) Pflum of Milton, Indiana; three sisters, Diane (James) Jones of Cincinnati, Ohio, Marilyn (Malcolm) Miles and Carolyn (Dennis) Nutty all of Liberty, Indiana; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Pflum of Everton.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Paul Pflum, Jr.; two sisters, Delories Bates and Frances Caudle; two brothers-in-law, Bob Bates and Walter Caudle; and a sister-in-law, Kay Pflum.
Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church. Reverend Dustin Boehm will officiate. Burial will follow in Dale Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Fayette County Animal Shelter - "Adopt, don't shop."
Online condolences can be posted anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.

Carolyn Sue (Leeth) Williams

DUBLIN - Carolyn Sue (Leeth) Williams, Susie went to be with Jesus with her children by her side on September 5, 2017 at the age of 75 years. She was born in Idaho (Pike County), Ohio on October 3, 1941 to the late Edith Mabel Pollard Williams and Willard Stanley Williams.  She spent her childhood growing up on a farm in her native community in Southern Ohio. There she was united in marriage to Ronald Wayne Leeth. After marriage, they relocated to Dublin, Indiana and started raising their family. For many years Susie cleaned houses and babysat for many people in the community.  When Susie was younger she loved roller skating, dancing and water skiing. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, whether it be playing Skip-Bo, going out on the lake, or just having a cook out and watching her family pitch horseshoes in the back yard. She loved listening to music, watching Christian programming on TV and having the Bible read to her. She so much enjoyed waking up to and having a good cup of coffee while visiting with friends at Lumpy’s Restaurant and the Hill-Top Drive-In. When her family wasn’t able to be around, what kept her smiling was all the pictures of her family she had placed throughout her house.
Susie was loved by everyone who knew her. She was the most giving woman that most would ever meet and devoted much of her time and energy to helping her family and community members any way possible.
She attended church at the Locust Grove Church of the Brethren in New Castle, IN. Susie always was, and her children always will be, grateful for how this church reached out and lifted up their mother in so many ways during her time of need.
She is survived by 3 children; Christopher Wayne Leeth and wife Beth, Paul Edward Leeth, Elizabeth Ann Leeth Daugherty and husband Tony. 5 grandchildren; Tony Leeth, Ruthie Leeth Gabehart and husband Tyler, Andy Leeth and wife Abbie, Savannah Leeth, Makayla Agee Wilson, husband Alex and great-grandchild, Dakota. She is also survived by 1 sister; Phyllis Ann Hopkins, husband Don, deceased, and 2 brothers; Billy Joe Williams, wife Deanna and Michael Keith Williams, wife Jenny and numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Edith and Willard and her husband Ron.  If you feel moved, on mother’s behalf, please send any donations to Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, 9530 East County Road 400 South, New Castle, IN 47362. Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements, where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Thomas (Tom) W. Tucker

LEWISVILLE - Thomas (Tom) W. Tucker of rural Lewisville died on September 1, 2017 in Greenfield, Indiana at the age of 80. His loving wife of 59 years, Nancy Sharp Tucker was at his side. He is survived by his wife and three daughters: Marilyn Owsley, Tracy Mogster and Christy Tarapore; three granddaughters: Marissa Brown, Jessica Tarapore and Samantha Tarapore and great grandson Morgan Brown. Tom was born on October 10, 1936 in Washington, PA. to Lyle (Tuck) and Alice Tucker. He graduated from Westminster College in 1958.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church, 6513 W. 300 S., New Palestine, IN., 46163. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army.  Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Michael R. Bovender, “Bo”

NEW CASTLE, Ind. - On September 5, 2017 Michael R. Bovender, “Bo”, found peace and comfort with his family at his bedside.  A son of the late Roy and Mary Lou Bovender, Bo was born in New Castle, Indiana on March 17, 1946.  A lifelong member of the Spiceland and New Castle communities, Bo was a graduate of Chrysler High School with the class of 1964. He retired from Chrysler Corporation in 1996 after 32 years of dedicated service. In his leisure, Bo enjoyed golfing, fishing, mowing the yard and gardening. He was a talented photographer and liked to work crossword puzzles. Bo also enjoyed watching sports and was an avid I.U. fan. Bo will be sadly missed by his daughter, Paige (husband Doug) Fairchild of New Castle also his grandkids, Brent (Kristen) and Brice Fairchild and may friends.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday September 8, 2017 at South Mound Cemetery in New Castle.
The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Ruthanna Riebsomer

RUSHVILLE, Ind. - Ruthanna Riebsomer, 93, a long time Rushville resident passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Westfield, IN. Ruthanna was born in Union County, IN on November 14, 1923 to the late Edgar C. and Cora (Conner) Robinson. She was a 1942 graduate of Short High School in Liberty.  Ruthanna married Robert D. Riebsomer on October 21, 1944 and he preceded her in death on May 7, 1994. Ruthanna's career included administrative work at Perfect Circle and at various Rushville doctors' offices. Ruthanna enjoyed gardening, quilting, researching family genealogy and cooking. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Rushville where she taught Sunday school for 40 years and was the church secretary and education director. Ruthanna was committed to serving the local community through Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity. She was an active foster grandparent in the schools well into her eighties.
Ruthanna is survived by a son, Von S. Riebsomer and wife Susan of Greensburg, 3 daughters, Robin Riebsomer of Indianapolis, Laura and husband John Crawford of Sheridan, IN, and Betsy and husband Paul Draper of Dunedin, FL, 8 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Ruthanna was preceded in death by a son Shawn and 2 brothers.
A Memorial Celebration will be held Sunday, September 24, 2017 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Rushville at 4 PM. Friends are welcome to visit at the church from 2 PM until time of service. Burial will be held in College Corner Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Rev. Roy Ice will preside.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Education Fund, Meals on Wheels or Habitat for Humanity. rrangements entrusted to Moster Mortuary.

Mary O. Johnson

LEWISVILLE, Ind. - Mary O. Johnson, 98, passed away Monday morning September 4, 2017 at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A daughter of the late Fay Gilbert and Anna Marie (Pitts) Whitton, Mary was born near Mays, Indiana in Rush County on April 22, 1919.  She was a graduate of Lewisville High School with the class of 1937 and was a member of the Modern Homemakers Club for over fifty years and the Sesame Circle.  A homemaker, she will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother and for her great cooking. Mary was a member of the Lewisville Methodist Church and most recently attended St. Joseph United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne. She had made her home in Rush and Henry Counties for over eighty years and has resided in Fort Wayne since 2000.
Survivors include her son and daughter in-law, Mike and Mary Johnson of Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren, David (Julia) Johnson of Bluffton, Jeff (Cassy) Johnson of Ossian, Leigh Ann (Mark) Brooks of Huntertown and Susan (Brett) Weaver of Fort Wayne; 9 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Fred M. Johnson on March 20, 1993. They were married in Indianapolis on December 3, 1938; 1 son, Larry Lee Johnson on November 1, 1996; daughter in-law, Faye (Conley) Johnson on November 13, 2006; an infant sister, Eileen Whitton in February of 1926; 2 brothers, Gene and Bob Whitton; step sister, Rosalynn Taft.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at noon on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, 115 West U.S. Hwy. 40- Lewisville, IN 47352. Rev. Marion Hickman will officiate. Burial will follow at the Lewisville Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions can be made to the Lewisville Cemetery- P.O. Box 218, Lewisville, IN 47352 or Tri High Junior-Senior Scholarship Fund, 6972 S. State Road 103- Straughn, IN 47387.   Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Obituaries for September 6, 2017

David M. Westover

RICHMOND, Ind. – David M. Westover, age 39, of Richmond, Indiana, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 31, 2017. Born October 14, 1977, in Richmond, Indiana, to Richard and Kathy Roberts Westover, David was a life-long resident of Wayne County. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.  Survivors include his children, Austin, Autumn, and Kaylee Westover of Centerville, Indiana; parents; brother, Jared (Amanda) Westover of Indianapolis, Indiana; paternal grandfather, Floyd Westover of Florida; and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother and maternal grandparents.  There will be no public services. A private burial will be held at Abington 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: MainSource Bank for Austin, Autumn, and Kaylee Westover, 101 East Main Street, Centerville, IN 47330. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

James "Jimmy" Estel Marcum

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. - James "Jimmy" Estel Marcum, 65, of Connersville went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his residence.  He was born June 11, 1952 in Connersville, one of nine children of Estel and Joyce Feeback Marcum.  For many years, he was a roofing contractor for Gentry Roofing. He had also worked part-time on small construction and tree trimming jobs.
An outdoor enthusiast, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle, going boating and working in his vegetable garden.
Survivors include his life companion for over twenty years, Deborah Kelley; a daughter, Ashley Kelley, of Dayton, OH; two grandchildren, Gage Needham and Hunter Needham, both of Dayton, OH; two brothers, Robert (Linda) Marcum, of College Corner, OH and Gary (Renee) Marcum, of Hagerstown, IN; six sisters, Cathy Spicer, of Pershing, IN, Sharon (Leon) Fisher, of Connersville, Regina (Joseph) Baxter, of Surgoinsville TN, Amy Marcum, of Connersville, Darlene Reece, of Connersville and Marlene (Jason) Molar, of Cambridge City, IN. Survivors also include an aunt and uncle Frankie and Homer Littleton, aunt, Bertha Marcum and special cousin, Vicki Edwards, of Connersville. He is blessed also with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, uncles, Lester Marcum Paul Parson, Art Marcum, Charlie Marcum and wife, Marty.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 PM, Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Lovett officiating. Burial following cremation will be in Laurel North Cemetery. Friends called at the funeral home from 11 AM until 1 PM on Thursday and anytime online at millermosterrobbins.com.

James Lee Carty

STRAUGHN, Ind. - James Lee Carty, 76, went home to be with our Lord, on Saturday, August 26, 2017. He passed away at home with his family by his side.  He was born, January 25, 1941, to Homer and Velma Carty, in Straughn, Indiana. Known as “Skeeter” to his teammates, he played baseball for Straughn High School. In 1961, he married his high school sweetheart, Linda Howard. He served in the United States Navy, and was then employed as a machinist for Allison Transmission for 26 years. He was preceded in death by his sister, Wilma Selmeyer. He is survived by Linda, his brother, Roy (Mildred) Carty, children James (Mary Rose) Carty, Jane (Darrell) Whinnery, grandchildren Emily (Chris) Robinson, Mary Carty, Andrew Carty, Megan Whinnery and great grandson, Emmitt Robinson. Jim enjoyed his family, his church, and the great outdoors. He served as a Trustee and Deacon for Liberty Baptist Church, taught his children and grandchildren to shoot, hunt, fish and traveled frequently to Dale Hollow. He was an avid hiker and runner completing a full and several half marathons.In his poem, C.T. Studd said: “Only one life, ‘twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.” Jim demonstrated this sentiment through his tireless work with his church’s food pantry, and his support of Hope Children’s Home, in Tampa, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider supporting hopechildrenshome.org or your local food pantry. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Liberty Baptist Church, 10450 E. County Road N, Indianapolis 46234.  Visitation begins at 11:00 am with a short service to follow at 12:00.

Dennis Paul Kidwell

RICHMOND, Ind. – Dennis Paul Kidwell, age 55, of Richmond, Indiana, died unexpectedly Sunday, August 27, 2017, at his home. Born September 4, 1961, in Richmond, Indiana, to Richard and Mary Kay Moran Kidwell, Dennis was a life-long resident of Wayne County. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1979. Dennis was the former swim coach at Centerville High School and Centerville Junior High School. He loved music and played drums in his high school and local friends’ bands.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Kay Kidwell of Richmond; sister, Monica (Kerry) O’Brien of Indianapolis, Indiana; brothers, Daniel Kidwell of Marietta, Georgia, David (Angela) Kidwell of Cleveland, Ohio, and Derek Kidwell of Centerville, Indiana; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Trey Michael Kidwell and his father.
Visitation for Dennis Paul Kidwell was from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m Friday, September 1, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Louie Burkhart officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Centerville-Abington Dollars for Scholars, for the Trey Kidwell Memorial Scholarship, 507 Willow Grove Road, Centerville, IN 47330.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Rheita Marie Harrist Day

RICHMOND, Ind. – Rheita Marie Harrist Day, age 69, of Richmond, Indiana, died suddenly Sunday, August 27, 2017, at her home.  A wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, Rheita would light up when one of her family members entered the room. She shared her life and her children with her husband, Ron, who passed away on February 12, 2014. They were married on December 21, 1965, and shared many happy years together. She retired from Meijer as a cake decorator and was a wonderful homemaker.Rheita loved being around people and giving them hugs. She gave the best hugs. Rheita also enjoyed cooking, especially baking. She spent many years and lots of dollars creating beautiful cakes for birthdays, weddings, and graduation parties. Rheita enjoyed watching the Food Network and various other cooking shows. When she wasn’t in the kitchen or watching television, Rheita loved being outside, whether it was gardening or just sitting on the porch with her family gathered around her. She was content just being at home and enjoying the simple things in life. Rheita is survived by her four loving children and their spouses, Cindy (Tim) Cox, Paula (Jeff) York, Ron (Susan) Day, and Jamie (David) Holt. The day that Bradlee (Jade), Jeffrey, Alexa (Chris), Daryan, Gabrielle, David, and Gracie came into this world, she became “Nannie”. The newest addition to the family, Axton, arrived on July 16, 2015, making Rheita a “Great Nannie”. She is also survived by her brother, Omer Lee and his wife, Vickie, who she considered a sister, not a sister-in-law. Rheita’s sister, Twila and her husband, Walt, were her constant companions and cared for Rheita with unconditional love until her last breath. She also leaves behind countless brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, her dear friend and neighbor, Mary Couch, and her fur-babies, Molly, Millie, and Jacy, who will be cared for by family members until suitable homes are found for them.Rheita was preceded in death by her husband, Ron; infant son; parents, Omer and Rose Marie Harrist; and brother, Delbert.Visitation for Rheita M. Day was from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny L. Shepherd Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery.Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries for August 30, 2017

Barbara J. Hartman

RICHMOND, IN - Barbara J. Hartman, 88, of Richmond, formerly of Whitewater, passed away on Wednesday, August 23 at The Springs of Richmond. She was born on January 4, 1929 in Richmond to Clarence and Leta Chenoweth Snyder, both of whom preceded her in death.  She married William H. "Bill" Hartman on November 6, 1953. They were blessed with three children and 58 years of marriage before his death on March 19, 2012. rs. Hartman was a member of the Centerville Christian Church and a former member of the Whitewater Christian Church. She was a lifelong resident of Wayne County and formerly worked in the accounting department at The Graphic.
Mrs. Hartman will be missed by her daughter & son-in-law, Gayle & Doug Claywell; sons & daughters-in-law, Garry & Ruth Hartman and Garth & Cindy Hartman; grandsons, Will Claywell and his wife, Jennifer; Ben Claywell and his wife, Lauren; and several nieces & nephews.
Mrs. Hartman was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Larry Snyder.
A funeral ceremony was conducted by Pastor Terry Cochran at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26 at the Whitewater Christian Church. Interment followed in Goshen Cemetery.
Family & friends gathered for visitation from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, at the church.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Whitewater Christian Church, 7918 North State Road 227, Richmond, IN 47374 or the Centerville Christian Church, 111 North Morton Ave., Centerville, IN 47330. The Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, Fountain City, is handling arrangements.
Online condolences to: www.smithmcquistonwebster.com.

John K. “Jack” Burrows

RICHMOND, Ind. – John K. “Jack” Burrows, age 91, of Richmond, passed away peacefully with family by his side Monday, August 21, 2017, at Friends Fellowship Community. Jack was born on June 28, 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri, to John Enoch and Helen Margaret Hensel Burrows. As a high school student, he attended school during the day and worked in a munitions factory at night. Jack was an Eagle Scout. Graduating early, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Jack attended Washington University in St. Louis. Like his dad, Jack was a Shriner. He worked 37 years for McDonnell Aircraft, later called McDonnell-Douglas, and “helped put the boys up in space” for the Mercury and Gemini projects. Always a student of space science, Jack had one of the best seats in the house for the 2017 eclipse. In their retirement, Jack and his wife Mary moved to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. They enjoyed bird watching, volunteering with the National Forest Service, collecting Toby Mugs, and visiting family. Jack was a fan of the St. Louis Blues, but enjoyed watching any hockey game he could find on TV. Jack relocated to Richmond, Indiana, in 2012 to be closer to his family. He enjoyed visiting his daughter’s farm near Centerville, Indiana, where he watched the birds, spoiled the black lab, Reuben, and ate plenty of his favorite whipped cream dessert. Always the jokester, Jack had a goofy smile in every photo taken by his grandchildren. He was an expert at “Jack Packing”, the elevated science of cargo loading a Chrysler sedan to achieve maximum payload. Jack saved room for dessert after every meal; the world’s cookie supply just became a bit larger. When he was affected by Alzheimer’s disease, Jack never lost his jokester streak and he always remembered that he was Grandpa. Jack will be greatly missed Survivors include his daughters, Susan (Larry) Hamilton of Centerville, Indiana, and Nancy Buehler of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; son, Ken (Vicki) Burrows of St. Louis, Missouri; grandchildren, Dr. Lynn (Steve) Bode of Knightstown, Indiana, Anne (Bo) Kessing of Kenosha, Wisconsin, David (Lindsey) Burrows of Gresham, Oregon, Dana (fiancé, Josh Warneke) Burrows of St. Peters, Missouri, Stephen (Sarah) Buehler of Rockford, Michigan, and Emily Buehler of Manchester, England; great-grandchildren, Claire and Grant Bode; nieces; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Mary Dell Sayer Burrows, who died November 2, 1996; sister, Barbara Goodson; and brothers-in-law, John D. Sayer and Bob Goodson. Graveside service will be at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Grateful for the loving caregivers at Friends Fellowship Community, the family requests memorial contributions to the Friends Fellowship Employee Christmas Fund, 2030 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, IN 47374 or Shriners Hospitals For Children – St. Louis, 4400 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries for August 23, 2017

William Thomas “Tom” Harrison

WEBSTER, Ind. – William Thomas “Tom” Harrison, age 53, of Webster, Indiana, died Sunday, August 20, 2017, at his home.
Born January 23, 1964, in Richmond, Indiana, to William Oakley “Bill” and Mary Carolyn “Carol” Owens Harrison, Tom was a life-long resident of Wayne County.
He was a mechanic his whole life and worked at Cates Auto Service, Inc. for 33 years. Tom was a member of Living Faith Church of God. He loved hunting, being in the outdoors, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Wanda Mae Howard Harrison of Webster; children, Tommy (Ashley) Harrison of Centerville, Indiana, Shaun (Brittany) Harrison of New Castle, Indiana, Todd (Destiney) Harrison of Muncie, Indiana, and Julie (Vincent) Slinker of Richmond, Indiana; 14 grandchildren; siblings, Paul Harrison of Richmond, Teresa Wilson of Florida, Larry (Debbie) Harrison of Richmond, and Donald (Stephanie) Harrison of Richmond; nieces; nephews; cousins, including Jimmy (Candace) Creech and Mike Creech, both of California; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation for William Thomas “Tom” Harrison will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Allen Henderson officiating.
Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Treyton “Trey” Scott Hill

CAMBRIDGE CITY – Treyton “Trey” Scott Hill passed away Saturday morning, August 19, 2017 at his home in Cambridge City.
Treyton was born in New Castle, Indiana on January 17, 1984 and was a lifelong member of the Cambridge City community.
He graduated from Lincoln High School in 2002 and was a member of the Golden Eagles varsity basketball team. In his leisure, Trey enjoyed watching NASCAR and horror movies, working on electronics, and playing with his dog.
Survivors include his father, Jeffery Scott Hill of Cambridge City; his mother, Kimberly Jane (Vance) Lawrence of Richmond; two sisters, Heather Morrow of Connersville and Kaitlyn Lawrence of Richmond; step-grandmother Velma Hill; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Treyton was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Richard Hill and Connie (Parks) Tanner; his maternal grandparents, Dale and Leola (Goble) Vance.
Private visitation was held at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Following cremation at the Eastern Indiana Crematory of Dublin, a celebration of life bonfire is to be held in September.
Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Dick Lee Best

Hagerstown, Ind. - 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

Jerry J. Huber

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Jerry J. Huber, age 85, of Centerville, Indiana, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at his home. Born March 24, 1932, in Richmond, Indiana, to George J. and Gladys E. Simpson Huber, Jerry was a life-long resident of Wayne County.
He graduated from Richmond High School in 1951 and attended Earlham College. Jerry served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired as Corporate Secretary of Peoples Federal Savings Bank after 32 years of service and formerly worked as a bus driver for Centerville-Abington Community Schools. Jerry was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Harry Ray Post #65.
Survivors include his daughter, Alisa Ann (David) Allen of Centerville; son, Michael R. (Susan) Huber of Eagan, Minnesota; grandchildren, Elizabeth (David) Hilburg of Arlington,Virginia, Katherine Huber of Valdez, Alaska, and Travis J. Allen of Centerville; and great-grandchild, Lilliana Hilburg.
He was preceded in death by his of wife 51 years, Rae Joann Franklin Huber, who died on January 12, 2003; parents; sister, Jo Ann Bertsch; and brother, Jack Huber.
A public graveside service for Jerry J. Huber will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 24, 2017, at Earlham Cemetery with Father Kevin Morris officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond, IN 47330.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Help The Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375 or Seton Catholic High School, 240 South 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Joseph Gordin Phillips

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Joseph Gordin Phillips, age 87, of Centerville, Indiana, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 17, 2017, at Heritage House of Richmond.
Born March 21, 1930, in Brownsville, Indiana, to Benjamin and Emma Locke Phillips,
Joseph lived most of his life in Centerville. He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving in the occupying forces in Germany. Joseph retired from NATCO and farmed cattle with his nephew, John Scott. He had been a member of Centerville Christian Church for over 60 years and attended First Baptist Church of Centerville. Joseph enjoyed gardening and farming and loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his church.
Survivors include his daughters, Cheryl Lewis of Indianapolis, Indiana, and JoAnne Phillips of Centerville, Indiana; grandchildren, Shawn Hannon, Carey (Ataur) Rahman, Teresa Lewis, Rachel Lewis, James Hill, Jeff (Britnegh) Hill, and Heather (Dustin) Austerman; many great-grandchildren; brothers, Jim (Sandy) Phillips and Alvie (Janice) Phillips; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Betty Bernice McNew Phillips; grandson, Buddy Joseph Hill; parents; three sisters; and four brothers.
Visitation for Joseph Gordin Phillips will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main, Centerville. Funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home with Rev. James Girdley and Pastor Terry Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Centerville Christian Church, 111 North Morton Ave., Centerville, IN 47330 or First Baptist Church of Centerville, 109 Mattie Harris Road, Centerville, IN 47330.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Mary H. Holt

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Mary H. Holt, age 70, of Centerville, Indiana, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born March 26, 1947, in Richmond, Indiana, to Eugene and Helen J. Kramer Rhinehart, Mary lived most of her life in Wayne County.
She was a 1965 graduate of Centerville High School. Mary was a teller at Wayne Bank and retired in 2009. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Mary liked to sew, quilt, and color.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Robert E. Holt, to whom she was married on April 17, 1977; son, Jeff (Carey) Holt of Centerville, Indiana; stepson, Tracy (Lisa) Holt of Richmond; grandchildren, Christina and Robert Holt, Heather Clopp, and Kayla (fiancé, Zane McGinnes) Holt; great-grandchildren, Skyrah and Xander; nieces; nephews; many friends; and beloved pet dachshund, Sadie.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ross Rhinehart.
Visitation for Mary H. Holt will be from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 21, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Joyce Gerwing-Grimm officiating. Burial will be in Lutherania Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Jean Ann Engle

NEW CASTLE - Jean Ann Engle, 64, passed away Sunday morning August 13, 2017 at her home in New Castle.
A daughter of the late James Kenneth and Kathryn (Meyer) Pass, Jean was born in New Castle, Indiana on October 16, 1952.
She was an avid lover and supporter of the Indianapolis Pacers and Colts. Jean also enjoyed collecting snowmen. Formerly of the Cambridge City community, she was a graduate of Lincoln High School. Jean worked in healthcare as a dialysis technician. She was an adopted “Mom” to many.
Survivors include her loving husband of 6 years, James A. Engle of New Castle. They were married on November 3, 2010; 3 children, Kathryn L. (Lyles) King of New Castle; Jennifer A. Lyles-Dishman of Rushville; Krystin L. (Lyles) Patterson of New Castle; step daughter, Rebecca Engle of Plymouth; 6 grandchildren, Tyler J. and Kaylee King, Eric Lyles James, Liam and Kayden Barnard, Faith Patterson; 2 step grandchildren, Christian and Gabe Engle; 5 siblings, Mary Kubala of New Castle; Jim Pass of Hagerstown; Marie Ford of San Antonio, Texas; Priscilla Murray of Economy; and Vickie Dickenson of New Castle; many nieces and nephews. A sister, Anita Pass, preceded Jean in death.
Following cremation at the Eastern Indiana Crematory of Dublin, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday August 18, 2017 at St. Anne Catholic Church in New Castle. The family will receive guests from 10 a.m. until the time of services The Marshall and Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com 

Amanda E. “Mick” Medler

ALBANY, IN - Amanda E. “Mick” Medler, 91, went to be with her lord and savior on Saturday evening August 12, 2017 at the home of her son, daughter in-law and granddaughter Madison in Albany, with them by her side. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. daughter of the late Nelson and Annie (Reed) Whitton.
Amanda was born in Greensburg, Indiana on March 1, 1926. She grew up in the Cambridge City area, where she attended Cambridge City High School.
Following her marriage to John, Amanda had lived in Muncie and New Castle. She worked in Muncie area restaurants, the General Motors cafeteria in Muncie and 3-M in Hartford City. Amanda enjoyed clogging, square dancing and listening to music. She provided great support in the raising of her grandchildren, as well as any child she was blessed to know. She was a very kind and giving to all.
Amanda is survived by her two children, Jack (Trula) Medler of Albany and Debbie (Billy Gene) Matthews of New Castle; six grandchildren, Shane Miller, Matt Patterson; Kristen Medler, Jess Neal, and Madison Medler, four great grandchildren, Oliver, Shara, Abbey, and Josh. and one great grandchild Averie Neal.
She is preceded in death by husband, John Medler on July 16, 2001; two siblings, Leatha Dick and Bob Whitton.
Following cremation at the Eastern Indiana Crematory of Dublin, a celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. Amanda will be laid to rest at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin at a future date.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin where online condolences may be made anytime at marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Larry J. Necessary

RICHMOND, IN - 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.

Joyce A. Rastbichler

CENTERVILLE, IN - Joyce A. Rastbichler 92, Centerville, Indiana, passed away Saturday August 12, 2017 at Ambassador Heath Care, a caring and loving community, surrounded by family after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.  After a successful career in the Insurance Industry, her retirement was spent enjoying life and filling the lives of her grandchildren with love. She was preceded in death by her only child Cathy A. Rastbichler and is survived by grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, who will sorrowfully miss the joy and laughter Joyce brought to their lives.

A private service will be held by Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home at the site of burial. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Foundation at www.alzfdn.org. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com

Patricia L. Bohlander

MILTON, IN - 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

MILTON, Ind. - 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

Samuel Mains

Connersville, IN - Samuel “Lewie” Mains, 88, of Connersville, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at his home, which he proudly built himself. He was born on September 22, 1928, in Connersville, Indiana, and is the son of Walter Pete Mains and Pauline May Mains, both of whom preceded him in death.
On September 15, 1951, he married Molly Ruth Richardson. Samuel served for 4 years with the United States Navy. He was a member of Harrisburg Union Church. He had worked at Stant Tool & Die, and retired from PK USA. He enjoyed woodworking, playing euchre, bowling, golf, and softball.
Along with his wife of 66 years, he is survived by three children, Tim (Pam) Mains, of St. Leon, Lynette (Gregg) Getchius, of Abington, and Todd Mains, of Greenwood; a son-in-law, Doug Roschi, of Cambridge City; one brother, Paul (Janet) Mains, of Connersville; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Mains, of Chesterfield; eight grandchildren, Jeremy Cline, Jonathan Roschi, Ryan Mains, Kyle Mains, Randall Mains, Justin Mains, Devin Mains, and Taylor Mains; as well as four great-grandchildren, Easton Mains, Gavin Mains, Joshua Mains, and Aubrey Mains.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Pam Roschi; a brother, Bradley Mains; two sisters, Ruth Gabbard and Gloria Jordan; a daughter-in-law, Bobbie Mains, and a granddaughter, Katie Mains.
The funeral service for Mr. Mains will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 1:00pm, at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home, Connersville. Burial with graveside military honors conducted by the Fayette County Honor Guard will follow at Dale Cemetery. Friends may visit on Tuesday from 11:00am until 1:00pm at the funeral home.

Obituaries for August 16, 2017  

Eddie J. Smith

Lewisville, IN  - Eddie J. Smith, 60, passed away at his home in Lewisville on Wednesday evening August 9, 2017.
He was born in Anderson, Indiana on March 27, 1957. Eddie was raised in the Anderson community and graduated from Anderson High School with the class of 1976.
Eddie lived a life of service, was described by many as being gifted with helping hands, and always had time to help those who were in need. He was happiest when he was building.
Eddie is survived by his parents, Paul J. and Gail L. (Joy) Smith of Anderson; three children, Kira Smith of Daleville; Kyler Smith and Kevin Dwenger of New Castle; four grandchildren, Kayla, Katy, Gunner, and Kendra; one sister, Shelly Swain of Richmond; one brother, Greg Smith of Colorado; nieces and nephews, Parker and Chandler Swain of Richmond, Kylie Joy Smith and Caleb Smith of Colorado.
Eddie was preceded in death by his infant son, Klayton Smith in July 29th, 1994.
Following cremation at the Eastern Indiana Crematory in Dublin, family will receive guests from 6 p.m. until the time of memorial services at 7 p.m. on Friday August 18, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel, where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

MacKenzie Lee Judy

Bloomfield, IN - MacKenzie Lee Judy, 74, of Bloomfield passed away Sunday August 6, 2017.
Born October 18, 1942 in Connersville, Indiana the son of Horace Lee and Dorothy (Walters) Judy.
Mickey was a partner in Lester Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield and Lyons, Indiana; he retired in 2005.
Surviving relatives include his wife Darlene Judy of Bloomfield, two sons, Todd (NaJean) Judy of Plainfield, Scott (Lisa) Judy of Bloomfield, four grandchildren, Derrik Judy, Morgan Judy, A.J. Judy and Alexandria Judy, one sister Peggy McCutcheon of Bentonville and several nieces and nephews.
Mickey was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Judy and his parents.
Friends called from 5 to 8 PM. on Thursday and Noon until the hour on Friday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Services were held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Arlen Pope officiating. Burial followed at Grandview Cemetery in Bloomfield.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes any donations be made to the Greene County Humane Society.
Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

 William  Clayton Lingle

Whitestown, IN – William “Bill” Clayton Lingle, age 66, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017, after a long struggle with addiction.
Bill was born August 29, 1950, in Richmond, Indiana, to Willis Paul and Iva June (Dunn) Lingle.
He loved music, basking in the sun like a kitten, modern art and design, sugar cream pie (all pie, really), and fireworks. Bill graduated from Richmond High School and went on to attend Indiana University. He worked in several industries, but most of his professional life was spent in real estate. Bill’s optimism and desire to make others happy was seen when finding every person he worked with the perfect space for their new home or business. He chose to see potential and possibility where others did not.
Bill loved his family and his affection for animals and passion for fishing were major parts of his life. He was happiest when fishing on Lake Wehi, enjoying the sun, listening to music, feeding birds, and playing with dogs. Bill was a generous host, loving father, and good friend.
He is survived by his four children, Whitney Lingle (James Robinson), William Lingle (Shelby Jessup), Hendrick “Hank” Lingle, and Alissa; former wife, Kim Lingle; siblings, Paul (Pat) Lingle and Christie (Max) Close; nieces and nephew, Julie (Phil) Gardner, Laurie (Thorn) Luth, Sarah Close, and Jacob (Tory) Close; great-nieces, Stella, Mabel, and Lorraine Gardner, Audrey and Charlotte Luth, Amelia and Cecilia Benza, and June and Avery Close; and lifelong friend, Emma Meadows.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary D. Lingle.
A private service was held Thursday, August 10, 2017, at First English Lutheran Church in Richmond, Indiana. Arrangements were handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County (Montco SAAC), 536 George Street, Norristown, PA 19401 or online at http://montcosaac.com/donate.htm.

 Charles D. “Chuck” Stapleton

Centerville, IN – Charles D. “Chuck” Stapleton, age 37, of Centerville, Indiana, died unexpectedly due to a heart attack Thursday, August 10, 2017, at his home.
Born April 9, 1980, in Richmond, Indiana, to Russell and Dixie Sparks Stapleton, Chuck was a life-long resident of Wayne County He worked at Trucks & Parts of Ohio, Inc. as a rebuilder. Chuck was a member of the Jokers Car Club and was actively involved with the Centerville Youth League as an assistant softball coach. He was a loving husband, father, and son.
Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Nancy Bell Stapleton of Centerville; daughters, Hanna and Jillian Stapleton of Centerville; parents; sister, Rhonda Stapleton of London, Kentucky; brother, Randy (Taunya) Stapleton of Monticello, Kentucky; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Susan Bell of Centerville; sister-in-law, Heather (Scott) Berrier of Shirley, Indiana; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charley and Emma Sparks and paternal grandparents, Lewis and Viola Gibbs
Visitation for Charles D. “Chuck” Stapleton was from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. James L. Girdley officiating.
Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Centerville Youth League, P.O. Box 51, Centerville, IN 47330. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Bonnie J. Pierson,

Richmond, IN – Bonnie J. Pierson, age 73, of Richmond, Indiana, died Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born February 15, 1944, in Lakeland, Florida, to Lester and Betty Wissler Whitton, Bonnie was a life-long resident of Richmond.
She graduated from Richmond High School in 1962 and Ball State University in 1968 with a master’s degree in education. Bonnie was called to teach She taught every age from pre-school to college. Bonnie began her teaching career at Centerville-Abington in 1966. Most recently she taught math at Ivy Tech in Richmond. At one time she worked at Trueblood Nursery School. For many years she substituted in Richmond school system, mostly in elementary schools. She also was a Sunday school teacher and vacation Bible school director at several churches in Richmond through the years including Calvary Baptist, Ravinia Park Baptist, Trinity Baptist, and Faith Baptist. Bonnie was a member of Fountain City Wesleyan Church. She enjoyed playing cards at the Richmond Senior Center.
Survivors include her daughters, Debbie S. Pierson and Sharon (Steve) Brown, both of Richmond, and Sarah (John) Thomas of Frankfort, Kentucky; son, Tim (Niki) Pierson of Richmond; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Pat Luebbe of Richmond; brother, Tom (Carol) Whitton of Fenton, Missouri; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Pierson who died October 7, 1997; one unborn child; and parents.
Visitation for Bonnie J. Pierson was from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 13, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Losantville, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Gideon International for the Memorial Bible Fund, P.O. Box 1092, Richmond, IN 47375.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries for August 9, 2017

James H. Lowhorn

Connersville, IN - James H. Lowhorn, 74, of Connersville, died Friday, August 4, 2017, at Reid Health in Richmond.
James was born in Albany, Kentucky on April 14, 1943, to James Clyde and Flonnie Ferguson Lowhorn.
He was a 1961 graduate of New Castle High School and married Carole Williams in Livingston, Tennessee on February 20, 1963.
James was employed for 35 years at Chrysler in New Castle retiring in September 2001. He was a member of the UAW. James also worked as a farmer. He loved horses, cattle and farming. James raised five children: Tony Hinton and wife, Connie of Lewisville, Tracy Hinton and wife, Sandi of Indianapolis, Trena Morgan and husband Randy of New Castle, and Tiffanie Selby and husband, Randy of Connersville. He is also survived by a son-in-law: Rob Woodall of Connersville; a brother: Gene Lowhorn and wife, Toni of New Castle; a sister: Wanda Gross and husband, Darrell of New Castle; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammie Woodall; a grandson, Clay Woodall; and a great-grandson.
Following cremation, a private family graveside service will be at the convenience of the family in Columbia Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society ~ 5635 West 96th Street Suit 100 ~ Indianapolis, IN 46278.  Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home of Connersville is assisting the family with the arrangements.  For more information or to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.

Ronald Keith Adams

Abington, Ind. – 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.

David C. Petty

Richmond, Ind. – David C. Petty, age 66, of Richmond, Indiana, died August 3, 2017, at Ambassador Healthcare.  Born September 10, 1950, to Robert L. and Carolyn Campbell Petty, David was a life-long resident of this community. He was a 1968 graduate of Richmond High School. David’s longtime passion was NHRA drag racing. He and his friends had a love affair with cars and enjoyed hours working on, racing, and attending racing events.
Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Bader of Richmond; sisters, Cheryl (John) Prentice of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Janet (Mike) Elstro of Richmond; stepsister, Suzanne (Jim) Phenis of Richmond; stepbrother, Mike (Cathy) Haley of Richmond; aunt, Jean McGarvey; cousins; nieces; nephews; and some very faithful friends. He was preceded in death by his father; stepmother, Helen Petty; and stepfather, William Bader.
Visitation for David C. Petty will be from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. The memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Ream officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. The family appreciates the special friends who have visited David faithfully during the eighteen months of his illness and the care given to him at Ambassador Healthcare. 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.

Lois Caroline Daggy

Richmond, IN - Lois Caroline Daggy, age 96, Richmond, Indiana, passed away peacefully at Arbor Trace Nursing Home on Monday, July 3, 2017.
She was born in Richmond on June 30, 1921 to Edgar and Freda (Kehlenbrink) Hirschfield. She was a 1939 graduate of Morton High School.
Lois loved God, enjoyed people and participated in many organizations and activities in the Richmond area. She was a 75 year member of the First Christian Church where she taught Sunday school, served as the Librarian, sang in the choir, was an active member of the Christian Women's Fellowship and held many leadership positions. Through her church involvement she positively impacted the lives of many.
Lois participated in several civic organizations. She was a founding and lifetime member of the Richmond Chapter of PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) which advocated for education of Women Worldwide. She served on the Board of Directors at the YWCA and held various positions during her tenure there. Lois was an accomplished seamstress and volunteered time at the Townsend Center to help women learn to sew. She was also a grade school library volunteer in the Richmond public schools.
Lois enjoyed traveling, cooking, gardening, playing the piano, sewing, was an avid reader, and enjoyed daily walking. She had a heart for entertaining and enjoyed a good competitive game of cards.  In 1964 she was chosen as the Homemaker of the Year for the Graphic Newspaper area and represented the Richmond area at the national competition in Chicago, IL.
Lois was family oriented and enjoyed hosting family events and spending time with her children, grand-children and great grandchildren. Survivors include her sons, David Daggy Sr. (Lois) of Westminster, CO and Jeff Daggy (Cheryl) of Centerville, IN, 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. She is predeceased by her parents and her husband of 64 years, Earl N. Daggy, Jr.
Please join us at her Memorial Service on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. with calling from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary, Pastor Marty Holman officiating. Burial will follow in Lutherania Cemetery.  Memorials may be sent to Boys and Girls Club of Richmond, 1717 S. L Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or First Christian Church, 100 S 10th Street, Richmond, IN 47374.

Dorothy Shockney

Richmond, IN - Dorothy Shockney, 90, went to be with the Lord, Sunday July 30, 2017 at the Herritage House of Richmond. She was born May 17th, 1927 in Randolph County, IN, daughter of the late Richard S. and Mary (Clevenger) Woods. Dorothy was an artist, enjoyed gardening, helped her husband farm, and enjoyed traveling.  She will be missed by her family of 3 daughters, Penny A. (Charles) Anderson, Gena S. (Daniel) Sweet, Arlinda L. (Lynn) Bond; grandchildren, Kelsey (Patrick) Anderson-Conrad, Nicholas Anderson, Dillon Sweet, Emily Sweet, Kathy Bond, Tony (Debbie) Bond, Robert (Shawnda) Bond, Denise Bond; brother-in-law, J (Shirley) Shockney; 8 great grand children and several nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded by her parents; husband of 64 years, Bill G. Shockney "2012;" a son, Richard Alyn Shockney; siblings, Betty Hylton, William F. Wood, Charles M. Wood, and Richard A. Wood.
Visitation is 2-3 P.M. Friday at the Reichard Funeral Home Inc, 400 W. Deerfield Rd., Union City, IN. A Graveside service will be held at 3:00 P.M. in the Union City Cemetery, with the Rev. Mick Whistler officiating.
Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the Union City Art Association or the Union City Library. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com

Jack Witt

Connersville, IN - Jack Witt, 82, of Connersville passed away Wednesday afternoon, August 2, 2017 at Reid Hospital in Richmond.
The youngest of four children of Lloyd and Matttie Begley Witt, Jack was born on October 19, 1934 in Madison County, Kentucky. As a child, he came to Fayette County, Indiana with his family and graduated Connersville High School with the class of 1953.
In April of 1953, he enlisted in the United States National Guard. He was discharged with the rank of Sargent after serving for seven years.
On May 26, 1955, Jack married the former Charlene Ann Hanlon. Mrs. Witt passed away on January 25, 1998.
Jack was employed at Roots Blower for 36 years, retiring in 1997 and was an avid beekeeper for forty years.
Survivors include four daughters, Enola Ann (Michael) Delaney, Theresa Wissel, Melody (Kevin) Wright and Patrice (Michael) Schneider, all of Connersville; eleven grandchildren, Shawn Keith, Derrek Keith, Kyle (Lindsi) Glass, Melissa Delaney, Michelle Delaney (fiancé Robert Nohl), Joey (Crystal) Wright, Morgan, Megan and Garrett Schneider, Lacey Wright (companion Danny Steele), Nichole Wright; eight great-grandchildren, Sydney, Sarah, Alexis and Paige Keith, Leo Glass, Branson and Maxwell Wright, James “Buster” Dalton. Jack’s loving companion of 17 years, Sue Frank; his sister, Ernestine Newton of Cambridge City, Indiana; and his brother, Bill Dwight (Dorothy) Witt of Clearwater, Florida.
Besides his wife of over 43 years, Charlene Witt, Jack was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Genevieve Moreland.
Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Pastor Mal Gibson will officiate. Burial will follow in Valley Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Fayette County Cancer Fund or American Heart Association. Online condolences can be made at millermosterrobbins.com

Lt Col William Judson Smith

Richmond, IN - Lt Col William Judson Smith, age 90, of Richmond, Indiana, died Monday, July 24, 2017, at Forest Park Health Campus.
Bill was born on March 11, 1927, in Ravenswood, West Virginia, to George William and Adra Eleanor Noland Smith.
He earned a bachelor's degree from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Bill retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1976, after 27 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Bill enjoyed gardening, music, and refinishing furniture and antiques. He was an experienced vocalist, who was a member and soloist of various Air Force Chapel choirs during his military service. Bill was also an amateur actor, performing with the Richmond Civic Theatre and Whitewater Opera Company. He was a member of Aston Masonic Lodge No. 12 A.F. & A.M., Jackson Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Dowell Commandery, and Knights Templar, all of Ravenswood, West Virginia. Bill was also a member of the Alaska Oriental Mission Church and Al Aska Shrine Temple in Anchorage, Alaska.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Rowena Hammontree Smith of Richmond; daughter, Amy Lee (Blaine) Miller of Arizona; son, Andrew (Rochelle) Smith of Richmond; grandchildren, Anna (Jacob) Brady of Richmond, Blaine Smith of Centerville, Indiana, and Mark Smith of Richmond; great-granddaughter, Lyla Rose Brady; and special friends, Kendra Lester and Amy Pardo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Martha Ann Shockey.
There will be no public services. 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.

David Cline

Centerville, IN - David Cline 86 of Centerville passed away July 31, 2017 at the Dayton V.A. after a long illness.
He was born August 12, 1930 in Twin Branch, West Virginia to Amos and Ollie Barlow Cline and lived in this area most of his life.
He retired from NATCO where he was a journeyman machinist.
He served in the Army during the Korean War and was awarded a bronze star.
He is survived by his three daughters Ramona K. (Joe) Gwinn of Richmond, Kathy Lynn Cline of Richmond, Janie Sue Cline of Oregon, two grandchildren Joseph Gwinn, Erin Powell, six great grandchildren Taylor, Keygan, Madison, Emma, Braeden, Brice; eight brothers and sisters Amos, Donald, Kenneth, Joan, Lois, Juanita, Ellis, Norman, several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorothy who died in 1996, three sisters Lala, Wilma, and Norma.
Services will be 1:00PM Friday August 11, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Earlham Field of Honor with military rites by the Wayne County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 11:00AM to 1:00PM Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com

Sondra Harris

Centerville, IN - Sondra Harris 74, of Centerville, died August 2, 2017 at Ambassador Health Care after a long illness.
She was born July 23, 1943 in Connersville and had lived in Wayne County most of her life. She formerly worked for Wayne Corporation and retired from CSDC.
Sondra will be loved and missed by all. Her family would like to thank everyone at Ambassador Health Care for their care and consideration.  Survivors include her husband of 54 years Dan, who she married April 29, 1963; two children Terri Harris-Rider and Dan (Jeanie) Harris Jr., eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one sister Janet Offutt, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her step son Jim Harris, one granddaughter Patricia Cole, her parents, and one sister Marilyn Lopeman.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery. Friends may call 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

Harold Dean Frame

Cambridge City, IN - 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 on 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 will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Sproles Family Funeral Home, 2400 S. Memorial Dr. New Castle, IN, with Pastor Kevin Holt officiating. Burial will follow in Mooreland Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1 – 4 pm on Saturday at the funeral home prior to service time. 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 To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Sharon Renee Shaffer please visit our Sympathy Store.

Obituaries for August 2, 2017

Allen M. Hawkins

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – 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.

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 was held 1:00PM Thursday July 27, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Tim Denny officiating; friends called from 12:00PM to 1:00PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Joy B. Gay

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Joy B. Gay, age 85, of Centerville, Indiana, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born February 17, 1932, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Wilbur R. and Bessie Hitch Benjamin, Joy moved to Wayne County when she was six months old.
She graduated from Richmond High School in 1950. Joy was involved in Historic Centerville and supported the Doddridge Chapel Cemetery Association. She was a former Girl Scout leader, active in the Wayne County Cattlemen’s Club, and a former member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority and the Opportunity Extension Homemakers Club. Joy loved antiques and auctions, was a wonderful cook and was well known for her cookies and pies, and had a green thumb.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, James Gay of Centerville; daughters, Andrea Sue (David) Angi of Centerville, Indiana, Robyn Jan Hahn of No Name, Colorado, and Nancee (Rick) Whitt of Chattanooga, Tennessee; son, Thomas Gay of Richmond; two grandchildren, Peter (Colleen) Angi and Stephanie (Kevin) McCurdy; five great-grandchildren, James and Morgan McCurdy, Kate Wilson, and Camille and Madeline Angi; brother, Jules Benjamin of La Porte, Indiana; nieces; nephews; and many friends, including special family friend, Jerry Winters of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Bessie Schnelle; father, Wilbur Benjamin; sisters, Virginia Roller and Beulah Benjamin; and brothers, Wilbur Benjamin and Jimmy Benjamin.
Memorial visitation for Joy B. Gay will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Doddridge Chapel, 9471 Chapel Road, Centerville. Memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Doddridge Chapel with Rick Whitt officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Doddridge Chapel Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 113, Centerville IN 47330.  Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

James R. “Jimmy” 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 at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29 at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27, Fountain City. Interment followed in Webster Cemetery.
Visitation was from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, at the funeral home.

Jeremy Lee Stone

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Jeremy Lee Stone, age 30, of Centerville, Indiana, died Sunday, July 23, 2017, at his home. Jeremy was born on May 16, 1987, in Batesville, Indiana, to Larry Stone and Donna McDaniel Stone.  He loved his job as a professional picker, traveling around the country with his dad. Jeremy was a long-time member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County and Camp Guy. He enjoyed playing basketball, disc golf, and fishing.
Jeremy was an avid Bengals fan. He was always willing to help anyone. Survivors include his father, Larry Stone (Seth Thomas) of Centerville; mother, Donna Stone of Batesville, Indiana; brother, Eric Stone of Harrison, Ohio; sister, Elizabeth Paige Stone of Metamora, Indiana; maternal grandmother, Dorothy McDaniel of Metamora; niece, Addilyn Stone; nephew, Brayden Stone; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Charlie McDaniel; paternal grandparents, Eva and John Stone; and recently by cousins, Amber Hickman and Chris Hickman and uncle, Steve Stone. Visitation for Jeremy Lee Stone was from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Pat Owens and Rev. Eldon Harzman officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Raymond “Doug” Hook

CAMBRIDGE CITY - Raymond “Doug” Hook, 69, passed away Friday morning July 28, 2017 at Ambassador Health Care in Centerville, Indiana.
A son of the late Henry and Mildred L. (Renchen) Hook, Doug was born in Maysville, Kentucky on February 1, 1948.
He attended Orangeburg High School in Orangeburg, Kentucky. Doug has lived most of his life in the Cambridge City/ Western Wayne community. He retired from M.E.G. in Cambridge City after eighteen years of service as a brake press operator. In his leisure, Doug enjoyed spending time on the river, boating and fishing and taking country drives.
Survivors include 4 children, Michael Hook of Indianapolis, Johnny, Steven and Brandi Hook all of Cambridge City; 2 grandsons, Bradean and Darien Bishop; 3 siblings, Dennis Hook of Cambridge City, Darlene Marshall of Sacramento, CA and Betty Jones of Milton; nieces and nephews. Doug was preceded in death by his son, Christopher B. Hook on January 3, 2007; 2 brothers, Michael D. and Marion “Randy” Hook.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday August 1, 2017 at the West Side Cemetery in Milton. Pastor Jim Noggle of the First Missionary Baptist Church, Dublin will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday July 31st at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Steven L. Hornung

CONNERSVILLE - Steven L. Hornung, 56, passed away at his home in Connersville early Tuesday morning, July 25, 2017.
A son of David Lee and Charlene (Mercier) Hornung, Steve was born in Connersville on May 22, 1961.
He was a lifelong Connersville resident and graduate of Connersville High School with the class of 1979 where he was active in the Future Farmers of America. Following high school Steve enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1983 with the rank of corporal. He then completed the electrical program at Ivy Tech and became a certified electrician. He was owner/operator of Total Electric and did residential/commercial electrical work in the area. Steve was a member of Warren Lodge #15 F & AM, enjoyed deer hunting and also continued a family tradition of operating a concession booth at the Fayette County Free Fair.
Survivors include his parents of Connersville; 2 siblings, Kim (Art) Carroll of Connersville and Brian (Angelique) Hornung of Salem; nieces and nephews; 1 uncle Gary and aunt Carol Hornung of Rhode Island.
Following cremation at the Eastern Indiana Crematory of Dublin, a memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Memorial contributions can be made in Steve’s memory to the Warren Lodge, c/o David Hornung, 368 E. 215 S., Connersville, IN 47331.

Obituaries for July 26, 2017

Frank L. Lamberson Jr.

DUBLIN - Frank L. Lamberson Jr., 75, passed away Sunday evening July 16, 2017 at Randolph Nursing and Rehabilitation in Winchester, Indiana.  A son of the late Frank Lesley and Madge B. (Bilby) Lamberson, Frank was born in Rushville, Indiana on October 10, 1941.  A lifelong farmer, Frank worked with his father and later his nephew Dan farming in Henry, Rush and Fayette counties.
He had been employed by John Deere Implements in Cambridge City and the Ford Plant in Connersville. Frank and his wife Becky also operated a lawn mowing service for several years. He has lived most of his life in Henry and Western Wayne counties. Frank had a big smile, enjoyed teasing and being around people. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, the former, Rebecca L. “Becky” Purvis. They were married on October 10, 1984 in Greenville, Ohio. 1 daughter, Deena L. Lamberson both of Farmland; 1 sister, Neva L. Frame of Speedway; special friends, Shane, Tammy, Jarron and Maddison Landreth; nieces and nephews.
Frank was preceded in death by 3 brothers, William R. “Bill” on April 30, 1987, Bernard B. “Barney” on February 7, 2005, Donald O. “Don” on November 2, 2005; 1 nephew, Ronald D. on October 24, 1997.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Thursday July 20, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Burial followed at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday July 19th and prior to the services on Thursday at the funeral home.  Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Mildred L. Jurgens

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. – Mildred L. Jurgens, age 90, of Connersville, Indiana, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Heritage House in Connersville. Born April 30, 1927, in Union County, Indiana, to Charles Perry and Sally Margaret Browning Ravencraft, Mildred lived in Centerville and Wayne County most of her life. She was one of 15 kids, including 3 sets of twins. Mildred graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1947. She married Aaron Jurgens on June 4, 1950. They had one daughter, Cindy. Mildred’s first job was at the Richmond Baking Company. She later worked at the Wayne County Auditor’s Office, Production Credit Association for 25 years, and Union County National Bank, until her retirement in 1997 on her 70th birthday. Mildred was a member of Central Christian Church in Richmond, since 1972, where she served on many committees, including the nominating committee and was the assistant treasurer and head of the food pantry. Mildred was an RSVP Volunteer and had given over 6,800 hours of her time. One of her favorite organizations to volunteer with was Sunrise, Inc., therapeutic riding for those with disabilities. Mildred was a Study Buddy for Richmond Community Schools. She also volunteered for Reid Health from 1997 – 2010, working as a mail courier and in the pharmacy and serving as an auxiliary board member. Mildred volunteered at the Centerville Senior Center for many years and served on the board as secretary. She also volunteered at Area 9 Council on Aging, where she was honored as the Volunteer of the Year in 2001 and received a plaque and dinner at the 2001 Indiana State Fair. Mildred volunteered at the Wayne County Tourism Board and for children’s events through the Richmond Parks Department. Mildred was an Election Day poll worker for many years.She bowled for many years on several bowling teams at 40 Lanes in the Tuesday Night Mixed League.  In 1999, she went to Hawaii with Cindy and Bryan. Mildred took a helicopter and submarine ride around Maui and learned how to snorkel. In 2003, she went skydiving at the Boston Airport and loved it. Mildred also went for a hot air balloon ride. She loved to travel and have fun. Mildred was known for her fried chicken and pies. Any excuse to bake a pie was good. Survivors include her daughter, Cindy (Bryan) Metzger of Lafayette, Indiana; 303 Ravencraft nieces and nephews living all over the U.S. and Germany, including special nephew, Bus (Mary Lou) Evans; and sister-in-law, Barbara Ravencraft of Richmond.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Aaron Jurgens, who died on August 22, 1975; parents; sisters, Dorothy Sharp, Mayme VanArsdall, Mary Batcher, Violet Hodgin, and Marilyn Bertsch; brothers, Johnnie, Robert Earl “Pete”, Roy, Russell, Orville, Charles “Chuck”, Leo, and Cleo Ravencraft and an unnamed baby at birth; and many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Visitation for Mildred L. Jurgens was from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Aaron Roberts officiating. Burial was in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearer was Marine Lance Corporal Cody Henwood, who is stationed in Japan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Wayne County 4-H Horse and Pony Club, c/o Wayne County Purdue Extension Service, 861 Salisbury Road North, Richmond, IN 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

William T. Daniels III

CAMBRIDGE CITY, IN- William T. Daniels III, 44, passed away Tuesday morning July 18, 2017 at his home in Cambridge City.  William was born in Richmond, Indiana on February 16, 1973. He graduated from Richmond High School with the class of 1991 and had worked at Nationwise Auto Parts as a teenager. He later worked as a truck driver for Pohl Trucking and was a former member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 315 in Richmond. He was preceded in death by his father, William Thomas Daniels and his grandparents, Luke and Mary Jane Ramey.
Survivors include his mother, Sarah K. (Ramey) Daniels of Cambridge City; 1 sister, Rhonda Miller and her boyfriend, Jack Richardson of Liberty; 1 niece, Jackie Collins of Mooresville; 2 great nieces, Kaelynne and Kenzleigh and many close friends.  Visitation will be from noon till 2 p.m. on Saturday July 22, 2017 with funeral services following at 2:30 p.m. at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

R. Suzanne B. Nichols

CAMBRIDGE CITY, IN - R. Suzanne B. Nichols, age 89, formerly of Cambridge City, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Heritage House in Connersville with her family present.  She was born on February 17, 1928 in Wayne County to Earl and Maude Revilee Butler and had lived most of her life in the Cambridge City area. After graduation from Lincoln High School she attended Purdue University. She had worked at McDonald’s for 20 years. Suzanne was a member of Cambridge City Christian Church where she was very active, singing in the choir, working with Vacation Bible School and taught Sunday school.  She loved nature and talking to people, especially children and was also a den mother for a Dublin Cub Scout Pack. Hobbies included working with horses in 4-H, knitting, crocheting gardening and canning vegetables. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed taking her children to the library. Survivors include her children Lindsey R. Nichols, Kristina A. (James) Gilley and Brian M. (Lisa) Nichols; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn Sutherlin; and nieces and nephews. Including her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Hugh L. Nichols in 2008; a son Roger Nichols in 2012; siblings Earl Butler Jr, Roberta Kidwell and Virginia Collings. Friends gathered at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City from 10:00 am until start of services at 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 22, 2017.  Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.  Danny Barry officiated.   Memorial contributions may be made to Cambridge City Christian Church at 106 W. Church St. Cambridge City, IN 47327. Online condolences may be sent to www.waskoms.com.

Florine Hermann

Centerville, IN - Florine Hermann, 95, of Liberty, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio. She was born on December 3, 1921, in Rush County, Indiana, and is the daughter of Lewis E. Bennington and Helen Brunner Bennington.
Florine was a member of Bible Believers Baptist Church in Liberty. She had worked as a dispatcher for several years and retired from the Union County Sheriff’s Department. She enjoyed crocheting and going to yards sales. She also loved to play board games and cards, especially euchre.
Florine is survived by four daughters, Sue Alcorn, of Liberty, Linda Longworth, of Liberty, Penny Gindling, of Centerville, and Helen Couch, of Liberty; as well as ten grandchildren, and several great and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Francis Wentz, to whom she was married for 23 years, and Harold Hermann, with whom she spent 18 years; a son, Rodney Wentz; a brother, Phillip Bennington; her twin sister, Imagene Dolan, and a grandson, Travis Couch.
The funeral service for Mrs. Hermann will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017, at 1:00pm at Urban-Winkler Liberty Funeral Home, 310 N. Main, with Senior Pastor Mike Roberts, Pastor Brian Hamilton, and Evangelist Steve Ash officiating. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 11:00am until the time of the service.

Joy Robinson Gabbard

Connersville, IN - Joy Robinson Gabbard passed away in Oxford, Ohio, on June 29, 2017 at the age of 77. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Bertha Robinson, her brothers, Ed and Kenneth Robinson, and her sister, Betsy Robinson Lee. She is survived by her loving husband, Arvin Gabbard.
Joy is lovingly remembered by her son, Gregory Arvin (Julie) Gabbard, of Maiden, North Carolina, and grandchildren, Jessica (Joshua) Gabbard McCroan, Jennifer (Heather) Gabbard, and Gregory Arvin (Carlynn) Gabbard Jr., as well as numerous loved ones and friends.
Joy was born in Clay County, Kentucky, on June 22, 1940. Her hobbies included baking, gardening, hiking, and spending time with loved ones. Joy always had a great sense of humor and quick-wit, making her truly a “Joy” to be around.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at Boger City Wesleyan Church on July 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm in Lincolnton, North Carolina. A graveside service will be held at Westside Cemetery in Milton, Indiana at a later date.

Betty Louise Jones Yeager

CONNERSVILLE, IN - Betty Louise Jones Yeager, age 91, passed away July 16, 2017, at Hickory Creek of Connersville. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, to Herbert and Elizabeth Jones and graduated with an English major from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio. She married the Rev. Leslie C. Yeager in 1950 .They immediately moved to Pershing, Indiana, to serve the Lord at Zion Lutheran Church, After six and a half years, they moved to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, where they served for 17 years. Their final Parrish before retiring was St. James Lutheran Church in Greenfield, Indiana.
Betty and Les were married for 64 years before his passing in 2014. They have two children, Leslie C. Yeager, Jr. (Margie) of Connersville, Indiana, and Julie Liggett (Darrell) of Greensburg Indiana. They have six grandchildren, Amanda Young of Indianapolis, Indiana, Andrew Yeager (Lisa) of Birmingham Alabama, Heather McCoy of Greensburg, Indiana, Melissa Gaskins (Jeremiah) of Greensburg, Indiana, Charles McCoy of Laurel, Indiana, and Elizabeth Yeager Hill (Joseph) of Maryville, Tennessee. She was also blessed with six great-grandchildren with a seventh on the way.
Throughout her life Betty loved and worked for others. She was a hospital volunteer in each community where she lived. She was active in Lutheran church women’s organizations, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, International Bible Study Fellowship, school Study Buddies programs, Meals on Wheels, and a multitude of other organizations that served the needs of others. Her college sorority, Kappa Delta, remained important to her. Betty was also a “mom” to many. She and Les hosted international students through Rotary International. As a young couple, they sponsored a young man from a WW II displaced persons camp who lived with them for several years. Through their churches, they supported families from Latvia and Laos for resettlement in the United States and established life-long relationships.
People said about Betty: “She always had a smile on her face.” “She is so sweet!” Betty was the person you could always sit next to at any gathering and know you would be treated kindly and made to feel at ease. Betty made wherever she was a ‘kinder and gentler’ place.
Visitation to celebrate Betty’s life will be at Peace Lutheran Church, 701 West 3rd Street, Connersville, Indiana, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
A service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing, Indiana. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations to honor Betty be made to: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 121 South 18th Street, Richmond, IN 47374; Peace Lutheran Church, 701 West 3rd Street, Connersville, IN 47331; or World Hunger, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694-1764. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com

Harold Dean Gellinger

RICHMOND, Ind. – Harold Dean Gellinger, age 60, of Richmond, Indiana, died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Reid Health. Born March 2, 1957, in Richmond to Harold Lewis and Naomi Leola Benge Gellinger, Harold was a life-long resident of Richmond.  He retired from the Indiana National Guard, 152 Infantry, Company B, of Richmond after 21 years of service. Harold attended Calvary Baptist Church. He loved sports, especially his beloved Green Bay Packers. Harold enjoyed reading and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Lori Ann Jackson Gellinger of Richmond; children, Anthony Dale Gellinger, Brandi Nicole Gellinger Jackson, Tamela Nicole Holbert, Jason Dewayne Gellinger, Tammie Janelle Gellinger Wyne, and Amber Renee Jackson, all of Richmond; 23 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren with two on the way; mother, Naomi McDaniel of Richmond; three brothers, William Andrew Gellinger, James Alfred Gellinger, and Charles Lee Gellinger; uncles, Ronnie (Sue) Gellinger of Cambridge City, Indiana, Jim (Angel) Gellinger of California, and Art (Debby) Gellinger of Arizona; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father and great-granddaughter, Paige Gellinger. The family would like the Packer Nation to wear the green and gold or please wear your favorite NFL fan gear.
Visitation for Harold Dean Gellinger will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Curt Nies officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries for July 19, 2017

Carol E. Thomas

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Carol E. Thomas, age 80, of Centerville, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 10, 2017, at Ambassador Healthcare.
Born June 4, 1937, in Richmond, Indiana, to Fay and Cecil Street Wood, Carol lived in this area most of her life. She earned an associate degree from Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Carol owned and operated a beauty shop for a short time. She sang with Temple Tones Trio. Carol was a member of Lifegate Ministries. She enjoyed baking pies, reading her Bible, and was a prayer warrior for many.
Survivors include her daughters, Pamela F. (Stuart) Holmes and Linda (Bob) Saxon, both of Richmond, Indiana, and Sharon L. (Brian) Miller of Spiceland, Indiana; son, Robert E. (Donna Bever) Thomas Jr. of Connersville, Indiana; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Phyllis Thomas and Beverly (Richard) Lahrman, both of Richmond, Brenda Eadler of Longview, Texas, and Debbie (Mark) Bertrand of Texas; brothers, Doug (Arnita) Wood of Richmond, Dale Wood of Oxford, Ohio, and Kenneth (Lona) Street of New Paris, Ohio; step-sister, Christine McKinney of College Corner, Ohio; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert E. Thomas Sr.; mother, Cecil Smith; father, Fay Wood; sister, Sharon Wood; and brother, Tim Wood.
Visitation for Carol E. Thomas was Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Robert Saxon officiating. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery in the Veteran’s Field of Honor, next to her husband.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Paul Herbert Hedges

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Paul Herbert Hedges, age 94, of Centerville, Indiana, died after a fourth battle with cancer on Monday, July 10, 2017, at Reid Health.
He was born on August 8, 1922, in Riceville, New York, to Herbert H. and Lula Demmon Hedges. During the Depression, Paul’s family of eight moved to Indiana, where he graduated from Milton High School in 1940. In 1941, Paul lied about his age so he could join the U.S. Army. Upon enlisting, Paul became part of the new Army Air Corps, where he began his training to become a bombardier instructor in Texas and Victorville, California. Paul was deployed to England in March 1943 to serve as lead bombardier of the 565th Bomb Squadron, 389th Bomb Group, flying out of Hethel near Norwich. In the two years he was stationed in England, Paul led bombing missions to Dresden, Hamburg, and other strategic locations, including the D-Day invasion of Normandy.
After the war, he married Bonnie Lee Clevenger in 1945 and became a farmer. Paul enrolled at Earlham College, majoring in political science and became president of its “day-dodger” contingent. He graduated in 1961 and took a job with the Palladium-Item as a farm editor for a year. Paul then joined Kurdy’s Chevrolet, working as a salesman and later as a sales manager. In the early 70s, he had a brief, but satisfying, career as a national sales representative for Shopsmith Woodworking Equipment. In the mid 1970s, after the death of his in-laws, Paul took over the management of the family farm southwest of Centerville, Indiana. In his final years, he became involved with Doddridge Chapel Church, which his wife’s family helped found in 1814. Paul raised funds, made needed repairs, and succeeded in getting it listed on the National Register of Historic Places. He was a member of the American Legion Harry Ray Post #65, Golden K Kiwanis Club, Elks Club #649, and Civil War Roundtable. Paul loved parties, entertaining, and travelling and had developed an interest in Civil War history with a group of area retirees who enjoyed visiting battlefields together. Survivors include his daughter, Priscilla Black Duncan of Montgomery, Alabama; sons, Wendell (Vicki) and Peter (Diana Bane) Hedges, both of Centerville; sister, Emma Lou Shadle of LaFayette, Tennessee; and close friend, Charles Hughes of Connersville, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Bonnie Lee Clevenger Hedges; son, Patrick; two sisters; and two brothers.
Visitation for Paul Herbert Hedges was from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home. Burial was in Doddridge Chapel Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Doddridge Chapel, 4720 Clevenger Road, Centerville, IN 47330. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Jerry Garner Isaacs

Connersville, IN - Jerry Garner Isaacs, 79, of Connersville, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He was born on May 29, 1938, in Sand Springs, Kentucky, and is the son of Palestine Isaacs and Lucy Baker Isaacs. In 1976, he married Opal Gay Sparks and they were able to share 41 years together.
He was a member of Solid Rock Gospel Revelations Church. Jerry had worked at D&M and WCI until its closing, then as a security guard until his retirement. He loved to sing in church, as well as go fishing, and spend time with his family, and he also enjoyed traveling.
Along with his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Connie Ray, of McKee, KY; four step-daughters, Patricia (Ronald) Marcum, of Connersville, Anna Fay Day, of Connersville, Deborah Weiler, of Richmond, and Janet (Craig) Risch, of Connersville; a step-son, Lenny (Renee) Sparks, of Centerville; a sister, Charlene Harrison, of Kentucky; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a step-son, Timothy Sparks; two brothers, Ambrose and Grover Isaacs; three sisters, Bessie Isaacs, Rosalie Gray, and Elnora Isaacs; and a son-in-law, Donnie Day.
Services for Jerry were held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 1:00pm, at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home, Connersville, with Reverend Lester Rose and Reverend Dustin Gay officiating. Burial followed at Dale Cemetery.

Obituaries for July 12, 2017

Correction in the Obituary of Claude Hunt

In our last issue, we carried the obituary for Claude Hunt of Phoenix, Arizona, and inadvertently omitted a survivor. He is also survived by one sister, Janis Buhl-Macy of Cambridge City.

 

 

John R. “Jack” Farmer

CENTERVILLE, Ind. - John R. “Jack” Farmer, age 69, of Centerville, Indiana, died unexpectedly Friday, July 7, 2017, at his home. Born September 23, 1947, in Richmond, Indiana, to Max E. and Ethel A. Thorman Farmer, Jack was a life-long resident of this community. He graduated from Whitewater High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from IU East. Jack proudly served in the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic controller during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Richmond Police Department in 2000, after serving for nearly 30 years as a Major, Captain, Lieutenant, and Patrol Officer. Jack later retired from Cincinnati Insurance, after serving as a claims adjuster for 14 years. He was a 15 year member of the Centerville Lions Club, local VFW, and was passionately involved in Wayne County 4-H, as a participant and supporter, throughout his lifetime. Jack was a true family man. He was a great son, husband, father, and grandfather. Jack loved his family more than anything in the world. He had a great sense of humor and was extremely proud of his Wayne County and agricultural roots. Jack was a “Farmer” in name and spirit. He was one of the “good ones”.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Joyce Bach Farmer of Centerville; children, Ty (Teresa) Farmer of Centerville, Justin Farmer of Fountain City, Indiana, Sarah (Jason) Sparks of Fountain City, and Pam (Luke) Tidrow of Centerville; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jacob, Max, Casey, Sophia, Mason, and Deacon John; aunts; cousins, including Marc Helms and Terry Thorman; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation for John R. “Jack” Farmer will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home. Private burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery at a later date.
For those of you who knew Jack well, he was more of a “four legs and fur kind of guy”. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Purdue Extension Wayne County, 861 Salisbury Rd. North, Richmond, IN 47374. Please make checks payable to Wayne County 4-H, c/o Jack Farmer Memorial Fund.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
A final wish from Jack… “Happy trails to you, Until we meet again.”

Isabella French

Isabella French, 76, died June 29, 2017 at her home in Mexico after fighting cancer for seven months. She was born in Laurel County, Kentucky to Banford and Maxine Robinson.
She and her husband have been serving as missionaries 47 years, working side by side establishing a number of churches and leading hundreds to the Lord. No one could deny she loved the Lord and her family with all her heart.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years Marvin, four children Marty Wayne (Ruth) French of Kilgore, Texas, Brian (Elisabeth) French of Centerville, Pamela (Pedro) Zepeda of Neosho, Missouri, and Maurilo (Lorena) Garcia (adopted from Jalisco, Mexico), twelve grandchildren Patricia French of Centerville, Keith (Tabitha) French of Virginia, Brianna (Codey) Watts of Centerville, Marvin (Veronica) Churchill French of Kilgore, Texas, Joses (Jennifer) French of Kilgore Texas, Heidi (Nathan) Wagers of Florida, Maurilio (Berre) Garcia, Jessica (Manuel) Garcia, and Danny Garcia (adopted from Jalisco, Mexico), Isabella, Opal, and Pedro Maurilio Zepeda from Neosho Missouri, seventeen great grandchildren, one sister Wilma Jean Truitt of London, Kentucky, and many, many friends and a huge church family that she plans to meet again. Funeral services were 1:00 P.M. Friday July 7, 2017 at the Straight Line Pike Pentecostal Church with Rev John Shepherd and Rev. Doug Webb officiating.  Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery. Friends called from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Friday at the church.
Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book on www.stegallberheideorr.com.

Eugene R. Worley

Richmond, IN - Eugene R. Worley 95 of Richmond went to be with his Lord July 4, 2017 surrounded by his son, daughter, and grandchildren.
He was born August 9, 1921 in Richmond to Verlin and Mary Leona Howard Worley and lived here all his life.
He retired as a Carpenter working for Nicholson Builders. Eugene was an Army veteran of World War Two serving in England, France, Germany, and Austria.
Survivors include one son Mike Worley of Centerville, two daughters Sheila Stump of Lancaster, California and Darla (Gene) Rogers of Centerville, four grandchildren April, Amy, Zach, and Dusty, five step grandchildren Kim, Jimmy, Kevin, and Doug and James, fifteen great grandchildren, three sisters Frances Lawhorn, Phyllis Jackson, and Eva Halter, nieces and nephews.
His wife Rena died in 1962, one son Eddie Worley died in 2002, his parents, and three brothers Howard, Carl and Ralph Worley are also deceased. Eugene’s family would like to especially thank all the staff at Forest Park Health Campus for the care given to him during his stay.
Funeral services were 1:00 P.M. Monday July 10, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. James Girdley officiating. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery. Friends called from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to, Feed the Children P.O. Box 36 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101 www.feedthechildren.org.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

Jacqueline "Jackie" Meal

Connersville, IN - Jacqueline "Jackie" Meal, 87, died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, July 7, 2017 at the Heritage House in Connersville. Born on December 7, 1929 in Indianapolis and raised in Morristown, to Carl and Myrtle (Clegg) Kluger.
After graduating from Morristown High School in 1947, she became a licensed beautician and opened "Jackie's Beauty Shop" for 7 years until the birth of her first child.
She met her husband, Melvin Meal, at Rural Youth Club and were married April 14, 1951 while home on his weekend leave from Army basic training before being deployed. They've resided and farmed together for over 50 years in Shelby, Rush and Fayette Counties. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Connersville and formerly a member of Posey Extension Homemakers.
In her leisure time, she enjoyed traveling, working in her vegetable and flower gardens, flying with her husband, a licensed private pilot and her 2 sons, who are also pilots and spending time with her family.
Besides her husband of 66 years, Melvin Meal; survivors include her 3 children, Gary Meal of Fort Wayne; Diane (Meal) Patch, husband John of Germantown, MD; Steve Meal, wife Kathy (Turner), Cambridge City; 5 grandchildren, Crystal (Meal) Huddlestone, husband Jon of Ft Wayne; Ryan Patch, Germantown, MD; Katie (Meal) Wetzel, husband AJ, Jacksonville, NC; Kristen and Keri Meal, Cambridge City; 2 great-grandchildren, Noah and Lola Huddlestone; sister, Sandra (Kluger) Linville, husband Darrell,Shelbyville; sister in law, Betty Kluger, Brookville; brother in law, Bob Carey, Pendleton and many other close family members and close friends.
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, Merlin Kluger and Cecilia (Kluger) Carey and a granddaughter, Kendra Meal.
Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 14 and one hour prior to Funeral Services on Sat at 1:30 p.m. at Marshall Erlewein Funeral Home in Dublin, IN. Burial will follow at Bentonville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Fayette Co Foundation or Wayne Co Dollars for Scholars.

Daniel Foster

CAMBRIDGE CITY, IN- Daniel Foster, 61, of Cambridge City, passed away Wednesday morning July 5, 2017 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana.  A son of the late Leslie A. and Charolette (Coleman) Foster, Daniel was born in Rushville, Indiana on July 8, 1955.  He grew up in the Milroy area and graduated from Rushville High School where he played varsity baseball. Daniel served his country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged after ten years of service.
He has made his home in the Western Wayne community for the past eighteen years. Daniel enjoyed baseball and was a proud 49er’s fan. In his leisure, he enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, trapping and playing with his dog.
Survivors include his 3 sons, Aaron, Ryan and Adam Foster; 1 grandson, Braxton; 3 sisters, Betty J. Foster, Patricia Wharton and Teresa Tieman; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Daniel was preceded in death by his wife, Shannon Marie (Jones) Foster; 2 brothers, Larry Williams and Leslie Foster II.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. July 7, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. on Saturday July 8th at Forest Hill Cemetery, 704 Morris Avenue, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176. Pastor Kinion Coleman officiated.
Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Dorothy B. Smith

Cambridge City, IN  - Dorothy B. Smith, age 98, of Indianapolis and formerly of Cambridge City, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Indianapolis. She was born in Wayne County, IN to Homer and Daphne Dailey Bertsch on May 13, 1919 and lived most of her life in the Cambridge City area before moving to Indianapolis.  She was graduate of Milton High School where she served as a cheerleader for the Milton Sharpshooters. After graduation she received her Bachelors degree from Earlham College in Richmond.
Dorothy was a member of Zion’s Lutheran Church and retired from Lincoln High School after working both as a teacher and librarian. Dorothy and her husband Dwight enjoyed square dancing and spending summers at their cabin in Ottertail, MN.
Survivors include her sons, Brent (Yong Cha) Smith and Michael Smith; a grandson Troy Smith; a great-grandson Dwight E. Smith; nieces and nephews.
Including her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Dwight H. Smith on March 5, 1995. They were married on October 25, 1945.
Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Zion’s Lutheran Church in Pershing with visitation from 10:00 am until start of services. Rev. Jerry Mielke will be officiating. Burial will follow in Zion’s Lutheran Cemetery.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com.

Mary Jane Kennedy

Cambridge City, IN - Mary Jane Kennedy, age 88, of Cambridge City passed away at home on Monday, July 3, 2017.  She was born on March 26, 1929 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Jackson J. and Mary (Mouser) Miller. Mary Jane met her future husband, Phillip Kennedy at a roller rink in Wichita, KS and they married on October 25, 1947. Together they raised a family of six children. In 1952, the family moved from Tennessee to Muncie, IN and in the late 60’s they moved to the lake at Wolcottville, IN. There she began a career in the RV business, first in the office and ultimately as a woodworker in the cabinet shop. She retired from full time work after over 15 years with Starcraft in Goshen, IN. Mary Jane loved having fish fries, playing games – corn hole, bowling and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children – Debbi (Terry) Levitz, Dana, Richard, Tom (Max Mooneyham), and Stan Kennedy; 15 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.  Mary Jane was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Philip LeVoy Kennedy in 2003 and her daughter, Patti Rheinheimer in 2002.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in LaGrange, Indiana. Arrangements are entrusted to Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City.
Online condolences may be made at www.waskoms.com

Dorotha Louise Hoover White

New Lisbon, IN - Dorotha Louise Hoover White was born on the 27th of December, 1916 to parents Guy D. Hoover and Lessie Campbell Hoover.
Mrs. White attended New Lisbon High School and graduated in 1934. After graduation, she attended the Dayton Conservatory of Music and studied piano, organ, and accordion. She taught piano and was a concert pianist for the Wurlitzer Company of Dayton, OH, and continued to give private piano lessons in New Castle for many years after her marriage. She married Robert K. White in December of 1938 at the New Lisbon Christian Church. Together they established a dairy farm of registered Jersey cattle on Messick Road in New Castle, and the farm is still in operation today.
Mrs. White was a life member of the New Lisbon Christian Church, a life member of the Henry County Historical Society, a grey lady at the Henry County Memorial Hospital, a founding member of the Henry County Saddle Club with her husband Robert, a 55-year Charter Member of the Live & Learn Club, and a member of the Indiana Jersey Cattle Club, the Brown Road Club, the Lenba Club of Henry County, the P.E.O. - Chapter AD, and the Altruistic Literary Club. She played her musical instruments well into her nineties and milked cattle past her 94th birthday. Many friends will remember her passions for family, fellowship, music, and farming.
Mrs. White was also active in politics and was a lifelong member of the Republican Party. She served on the Henry County Council, including in the role of Council President, and retired from politics at the age of 90. She was a member of the Henry County GOP Club and a longtime donor to the Republican National Committee.
Mrs. White was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Robert; her parents; a brother, Delbert (Virginia) Hoover; and a sister, Betty Ann (Donald) Moore. She is survived by her sons, Stephen (Sharon) White and David (Susanne) White; her grandchildren Bradley (Deena) White, John (Susan) White, Amy (Jim) Byrum, and Christina (David) Whitesell; ten great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Lewisville. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Mark Lomison officiating. Mrs. White will be laid to rest with her husband at Hopewell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Lisbon Christian Church youth ministries.
Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Karen Lee Compton

Richmond, IN - 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 everybody 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

Zella “Arzella” Russell

Milton, IN – Zella “Arzella” Russell, 79, passed away peacefully Monday morning, July 3, 2017 at her home in Milton. A daughter of the late Elisha P. and Betty Mae (Rose) Rader, Arzella was born in Jackson County, Kentucky on April 18, 1938. She grew up in Jackson County, moved to Connersville, Indiana, and eventually settled in Milton in 1970. A homemaker, Arzella loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and doing seamstress work. She was a member of the Park Road Christian Center in Connersville.
Survivors include her 3 children, Debbie (Wayne) Tipton of Connersville, Ronda (Brian) Smith of Charlottesville, and Ronald H. Russell of Milton; 4 grandchildren, Bradley (Lesley) Tipton, Valerie Tipton, Kendra Russell, and Mallie Smith; 3 Great Grandchildren, Rori Stewart, Brenden Russell, and Elizabeth Tipton.
Arzella was preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. Russell on May 18, 2013. They were married on December 24, 1959 in Jackson County, Kentucky; 1 grandson Jonathan Russell; 7 brothers, Floid, Melvin, Granville, Delbert, Toulbey, Dessmon, and Ellis; 3 sisters Lella Steele, Ella Baker, and Della Lakes.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday July 5, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday July 6th at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the West Side Cemetery in Milton.  Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Obituaries for July 5, 2017

Claude William Hunt

Phoenix, AZ – Claude William Hunt went to be with his Lord June 29, 2017, in Phoenix, AZ.  He was born in Richmond, IN, July 26, 1934, the son of Harry E. and Alice (Wildridge) Hunt.
He graduated from Centerville High School with the class of 1952. Following graduation he joined the U.S. Navy and became a Seabee serving in the Philippines where they constructed Subic Bay’s military base. He married Leona Burton in Fresno, California, February 18, 1956, and they were sent to Phoenix until his discharge.
They returned to Indiana and Claude attended the Indiana State Police Academy and worked in the Weigh Division. He joined the Richmond Police Department, working there five years, then moved to San Diego to work for the San Diego Police Department. Following an injury, he and Lee owned and operated a motorcycle shop in Poway. Returning to Richmond in 1972 he worked for Oberle and Associates operating heavy equipment then returned to San Diego to work for C. R. Transfer. He later moved to Prescott Valley, AZ, and worked for the Safe-Tee Chemical Co. of AZ and also worked on Witty generators. In 1992 he moved to Cynthiana, KY, and worked for Wilhite Limited in Lexington until he retired in 2016. In November of 2016 the couple returned to Phoenix.
He enjoyed spending time with family, gold panning, traveling and helping others.
He is survived by his wife Lee, a son, Steven (Amy) Hunt of Ridgeville, IN, and Kelley Hunt Brown of Phoenix, AZ, three grandchildren, Nicholas, Steven, and Tyler, four great grandchildren, Colton, Little Joe, Dakota, and Presley, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Ronald, two sisters, Marjorie Huntington and Holly Hunt, and a brother, Robert.  Per his request, no service is planned. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you send a memorial in memory of Claude to your favorite charity.

Tommy E. Browning

Richmond, IN - Tommy E. Browning, age 67, Richmond, passed away Monday, June 26th at his home in North Myrtle Beach, SC following complications from surgery.
He was born in Hamilton, OH on June 7, 1950 to Asa & Virginia Browning. After spending most of his life in the Richmond/Centerville area, he moved to the Carolinas to enjoy his retirement years.
Tom graduated from Centerville High School and had many friends as well as family in the area. Tom was a Vietnam Vet in the United States Army from 1970-1972 and also suffered from Agent Orange. He was blessed with 4 grandchildren he loved with all his heart. He enjoyed traveling, carpentry, a true patriot who loved his country and enjoyed riding his Harley.
Survivors include one son, Andrew Browning (Jennifer); grandchildren Hannah, Colin, Katie and Lily as well as 2 sisters, Pam Browning and Joan Adams (Gerry) and one brother, Wayne Browning (Kathy); 4 nieces Katrina Longest, Desiree Browning, Belinda Jo Troyer, and Angel Adams in addition to two nephews Travis Reid and Gerry Lee Adams. He was preceded in death by his late wife Gloria, and his parents.
Services for Tom will be held on Monday, July 3rd 2017 at 1 p.m. in Riggle Waltermann Mortuary. Pastor Paul Mingus will officiate. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetary in Centerville, IN.     Friends may call on Monday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. www.rigglewaltermann.com

Robert A. Wickes

McKinney, Texas - Robert A. Wickes, 63 passed away peacefully at his home on March 4th 2017, with his wife Joyce and son Daniel at his side after a tough battle with cancer.
He was born in New Castle, IN and lived in the Cambridge City area. After graduating with the Lincoln High School class of 1973, He joined the United States Naval Construction Battalions. (SEABEES)   After his tour in the Navy he came back to Cambridge City and joined his family in the construction business which later led him and his wife to Texas where he took the position of Construction Superintendent. He left his mark in commercial construction in the Dallas area.
Survivors include his wife Joyce, son Daniel, brother Edwin (Karen) Wickes, and Sister Brenda Worley.
Family and friends are invited for a Celebration of Robert's Life at the picnic grounds on his home place south of East Germantown, 1pm to 5pm Saturday, July 8th.

Carolyn Rieker (Dye)

Centerville, IN - Carolyn Rieker (Dye), 85 of Centerville, Indiana Passed from this Earth into Eternity to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday June 27,2017 at Ambassador Healthcare from Respiratory Failure. She was born May 16 ,1932 in Marietta, OH. A daughter of the late Edward and Harriet (Hattie Hufford) Dye. Carolyn was a Born Again Christian and loved reading the Bible and sharing her faith with others. Carolyn's two favorite Hymns were "How Great Thou Art" and "Peace in the Valley". She enjoyed playing Bingo and Doing Crafts. Her Laugh and her Smile is something unforgettable. For many years she worked as a Nurse’s Aide and Home Health Aide for those with Dementia and Alzheimers, she so enjoyed taking care of others.
Carolyn served in the United States Air Force many years ago with her sister Shirley.
Survivors include Daughter Theresa Witt of Truxton, Missouri; Son Steven Swayne of Harlem, Georgia; 3 Grandchildren Tabitha Diltz, Matthew Bridgford and Joshua Jones; 2 Great-Grandchildren Kadance Yagle and Phoenix Cook; Her Sister Kathleen (Kay) Hedrich of Clearwater, Florida; Brother Clarence "Tip" Dye and wife Joan of Clarington,OH; Special Niece Debra Hedrich Flovin of Clearwater, Florida and many other Nieces and Nephews and extended family of which she all loved dearly.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Rick Rieker; four sisters Marlene Hoover, Ethel Duke, Freda Frey,Shirley Lockhart; a brother Joseph Dye; two infant brothers and two infant sisters.
Psalm 17:15 (KJV) As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
Arrangements made by Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary; Richmond, Indiana
"Her Memory will forever live in our hearts” Carolyn stood strong in adversity like a tree in the wind....if you wish to plant a tree in her memory you can do so at alivingtribute.org ,you can let Debra Flovin know this was done and she can pass this on to the family members.

Obituaries for June 30, 2017

Elzona Mae Vickers

DUBLIN, IN -  Elzona Mae Vickers, 78, passed away Thursday afternoon June 29, 2017 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana.  A daughter of the late Linville and Minnie (Miller) Sparks, Elzona was born in Drip Rock, Jackson County, Kentucky on March 27, 1939.  She grew up in Jackson County and moved to Wayne County, Indiana in the early 1960’s.  Elzona and her husband Delbert made their home in Dublin for several years before moving to Richmond.  She worked as a private home healthcare provider and enjoyed reading and collecting dolls. She was of the Nazarene faith.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Delbert Vickers Sr. of Richmond.  They were married in McKee, Kentucky on September 3, 1955.  3 children, Delbert Jr. (companion, Beverly Stewart) of Centerville, Robin (Chuck) Devan of Connecticut and Linda Steele of Richmond; 3 grandsons, Stephen (Renee) Vickers of Arkansas, C.J. Devan of Connecticut and Christopher Steele of Richmond; 1 great granddaughter, Gracie Vickers; 2 siblings, Elaine (Herbert) Neeley of Cambridge City and Lynn Sparks of Kentucky; several nieces and nephews.   Elzona was preceded in death by her grandson, Travis Steele; 3 sisters, infant Orpha Sparks, Cloia Roush and Kay Creech; 3 brothers, infant Linville Jr., Lonzo and James Sparks.

Visitation will be from 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday July 2, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin.  Private burial will be at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin on Monday July 3rd.   Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

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 will be at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, July 3, at Faith United Baptist Church.  Rev. John Meade will officiate.  Burial will be in Milton West Side Cemetery, with military graveside services.  Visitation will be 2 to 4 P.M. on Sunday at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

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

Obituaries for June 28, 2017

Kenneth Ray Crutcher

Richmond, IN - Kenneth Ray Crutcher, 72, passed away Saturday morning June 24, 2017 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. A son of the late Herbert J. and Mable Bernice (Jones) Crutcher, Kenneth was born in Wayne County, Indiana on January 29, 1945. Kenneth was a lifelong Wayne County resident and has lived most of his life in Richmond. He had worked in construction and retired twelve years ago from Richmond Castings. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Kenneth served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Viet Nam War. He entered active duty on April 26, 1962 and received his honorable discharge on August 25, 1966 with the rank of Corporal.
Survivors include 4 children, Angie Froelicher and Tiffany Mijares both of Florida, Kenton Crutcher of Richmond and Bridgette Smith of N. Carolina; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Charles Crutcher of Richmond.
Kenneth was preceded in death by an infant great granddaughter, Ainsley Greene; 14 siblings and the mother of his children, the former, Alice Emma Sue Lankford.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Saturday July 1, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Burial with military honors conducted by the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard and Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post 169 will follow at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin.
Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Sara Louise Hartman

Richmond, IN - 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.

Sherril Jean Gay

Connersville, IN - Sherril Jean Gay, 63, of Connersville, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana. She was born on December 13, 1953, and is the daughter of Lanuel Hahn and Jean Maxine Hahn.
She loved to spend time with her kids and grandkids especially having cookouts together. She also enjoyed time with her dog, Gizmo, and writing poems and doing crossword puzzles.
Sherril is survived by three daughters, Carole Evans, of Centerville, Kala Murphy, of Greensburg, and Mrs. Chad & Terri Powell, of Connersville; a son, Gary Messer, of Centerville; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lanuel Hahn Jr. and Ricky Hahn; and two sisters, Carol Wagner and Nila Hahn.
Services for Sherril will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 2:00pm at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home, Connersville. Burial will follow at Laurel North Cemetery. Friends may visit from 1:00pm until the time of the service.

Charles C. Cole

Fountain City, IN - 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 will conduct a funeral ceremony at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 27 at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US Hwy 27, Fountain City. Interment with military rites will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather from 5-7 pm on Monday, June 26, at the funeral home.

Ernest Raymond Yager Jr.

Tulsa OK - A funeral service for Ernest Raymond Yager Jr., 83, was held June 8, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home.
Ernest was born Nov. 21, 1933, in Greenwood, Indiana, the son of Ernest Raymond Yager Sr. and Madeline Elizabeth Vaughn. He died in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, June 6, 2017.
Ernest was a 1951 graduate of Straughn High School in Indiana. He attended Moody Institute Bible College. He worked for American Airlines as a machinist. He married the former Frances Ward at First Assembly of God in Jenks, Oklahoma, May 3, 1954. Their union was blessed with two children. Ernest loved to travel and to go on world trips. He enjoyed gardening and attending gospel singings. He loved anything mechanical and tinkering with cars, lawn mowers and tractors. He was a member of SpiritLife Church in Tulsa.
He was drafted into the United States Army and served from 1953 to 1955, training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and later serving at New Port News, Virginia.
Survivors include wife, Frances Yager of Oklahoma; daughter, Cecilia R. Yager of Meriden, Kansas; son, Phil Yager of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Josh, Cameron, Lily and Precious; sisters, Frankie Jane Shiflett (husband, Jack) of Germantown, Indiana, and Carolyn Pierce of New Castle; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

William  J. Schroeder

Centerville, IN - William "Bill" J. Schroeder, age 64, passed away on Tuesday (June 20th 2017) at his residence. He was born on March 9th 1953 in Indianapolis to Martin & Rhea Schroeder and had lived in this area all his life. He was a 1971 graduate of Centerville High School..
Survivors include his sister Pam (Mike) Parker of Carmel, Indiana; brothers Dave (Donna) Schroeder of Brazil, Indiana and Bob (Mary) Schroeder of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents.
There are no public services planned at this time. Burial will follow at a later date in Earlham Cemetery. www.rigglewaltermann.com

Helen Ann Snyder

Centerville, IN – Helen Ann Snyder, age 79, of Centerville, Indiana, died Monday, June 26, 2017, at her home.
Born April 7, 1938, in Richmond, Indiana, to Edward and Hazel Alexander Blue, Ann was a life-long resident of this community. She graduated from Richmond High School in 1956. Ann was a homemaker and formerly worked as a beautician. She enjoyed reading and listening to old time country music. Ann loved spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, James K. Snyder of Centerville, to whom she was married in 1961; brother, William (Barbara) Blue of Connersville, Indiana; nephews, Paul, Nathan, and Patrick Blue; and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family would like to thank Reid Hospice and Help at Home Inc. for the loving care they gave to Ann.
A public graveside service for Helen Ann Snyder will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Richmond. Arrangements are being handled by Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Judy Ann Coffman

Milville, IN - 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 will be at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 27, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Adam Henderson will officiate. Burial will be in Mooreland Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 PM Monday, at the funeral home, with Eastern Star Memorial Services at 8 PM.
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

Lloyd R. W. Parrett

Centerville, IN - Lloyd R. W. “Satch” Parrett, age 69, of Centerville, Indiana, was called to Heaven on Monday, June 19, 2017. Born July 3, 1947, in Hamilton, Ohio, to James and Emma McCracken Parrett, Lloyd lived most of his life in the Wayne County area.
He began working at a young age, delivering newspapers in Richmond. Lloyd used the money he had saved from years of delivering newspapers to purchase a fuel and service station in the late 1960’s, Parrett’s Standard, located at South 5th and ‘G’ Streets, where he and his father worked together for several years. He later began working at Wallace Metal Products, Inc., where he worked until they closed in 1985. Lloyd then worked for Kenco Maufacturing, Inc. for twelve years and moved on to Milso Industries for three years. He took great pride in his work and was well known for his brush finished product in the casket industry. Lloyd later worked for the City of Richmond Bus Garage and Big Blue Stores. He enjoyed working, being outdoors, junking, fishing, giving great care to his gardens, and canning food.
Lloyd and his wife, Clara, loved to create pottery for their business, God’s Earth Pottery. He had an exceptional eye for color and design. Lloyd was a kind-hearted and non-judgmental man. He did not know a stranger and showed hospitality to everyone, particularly to those in need. Lloyd fed many people in the area with the food from his beautiful gardens.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Clara Whitman Parrett; children, Tammy (Rob) Tidrow of Richmond, Jeff (Lore) Parrett of Dublin, Indiana, and Rachel Mains of Connersville, Indiana; granddaughter, Lydia Shonkwiler; grandsons, Adam and Wesley Tidrow, Aaron Parrett and Kyle (Danielle) Parrett, Drew (Destin) Shonkwiler, and Clark Mains; four great-grandchildren; brother, Paul (Dani) Parrett; sister-in-law, Doris Parrett; numerous nieces and nephews; mother of his children, Pauletta (Dennis) Hyer; his beloved dog, Taffy; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Alfred Parrett.
There will be a private service held for Lloyd R. W. “Satch” Parrett. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.rigglewaltermann.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Lloyd's name to the American Diabetes Association (P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, VA 22215) or the American Cancer Society (P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123)

Douglas N. Hendershot

Cambridge City,IN --  Douglas N. Hendershot, 66, passed away Wednesday afternoon June 21, 2017 at his home in Cambridge City.  Doug was born in Booneville, Kentucky on September 13, 1950.  He has lived most of  his life in the Cambridge City community and graduated from Lincoln High School.  Doug honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War.  Doug worked as a route salesman for Schwan’s Food,  based at the New Castle Depot.  He had earned several awards during his employment  for safety and for Top Indiana Salesman.  Following his retirement, he moved to Berea, Kentucky for a short time where he worked at the Circle K Convenience Store.  Doug loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandkids.  In his leisure, Doug enjoyed walking his dogs and spending time outdoors.  He will be missed by his family and many friends and also his canine companion, Hope.

Survivors include his mother, Hasseltine (Halcomb) Hendershot of Richmond; 2 daughters, Bobbie L. (Kipp) Smith of Cambridge City, Mariangella “Angel” Glaze of New Lisbon; 2 step children, Jennifer Hendershot of Oklahoma and Billy Hendershot of Cambridge City; 6 grandchildren, Andrew, Adam and Alexander Glaze, Sabrina (Cy) Haler, Austin Webb and T.J. Harker; 4 siblings, Judith (Gary) Hamm, Butch Hendershot, Lisa (Brad) Lewellen and Rhonda (Tom) Ritter; several nieces and nephews.

Doug was preceded in death by his father, Ferrel Hendershot Jr.; his wife, the former, Ona Marie Harker and 1 son, Timothy E. Harker.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 5 p.m. on Sunday June 25, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral  Home.  Rev. David Soper will officiate.  Military Honors will be provided by the Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post 169.   Cremation will follow at the Eastern Indiana Crematory, Lewisville.

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

Marilyn June Mills

RICHMOND, Ind. – Marilyn June Mills, age 85, of Richmond, Indiana, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Golden Living Center - Richmond.

Born June 1, 1932, in Wayne County, Indiana, to Everett Theodore and Eva Lee Skaggs Moyer, Marilyn lived most of her life in Wayne County. She graduated from Centerville High School in 1950 and attended Earlham College. Marilyn retired as a laboratory technician, serving 17 ½ years with Dr. Swonder, Dr. Runge, and Dr. Warrick, six years at Reid Hospital and six years at Union City Hospital. Marilyn was a member of Eastern Star Chapter #49.  Survivors include her daughters, Lisa Ann (Phil) Martens of Franklin, Tennessee, and Linda Diana (Bob) Birnie of Belle River, Ontario, Canada; son, David Keith (Sheri) Mills of Connersville, Indiana; grandchildren, Angela, Amanda, Justin, Dana, Kristen, Ashley, Kenzi, Shane, and Sam; great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Evan, Erica, Audrey, Jaxon, Daxin, Jeren, Ellie, and another on the way later this year; nieces; and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Herman Keith Mills, who died May 4, 2011; parents; and infant sister.

The family would like to especially thank the staff of Golden Living Center - Richmond for their compassionate care. Visitation for Marilyn June Mills will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Bowlby officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Autism Association, P.O. Box 1703, New York, New York 10156. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Marianne Nolan

Cambridge City, IN - Marianne Noland, 68, of Milton passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Reid Health in Richmond with her loving family at her side. She was born on August 15, 1948 in Richmond to Roy E. and Esther Clark Matthews and was a 1966 graduate of Lincoln High School. Marianne had worked for over 17 years at Visteon until they closed. However she was most proud of working for 5 years at Kohl's in customer service. She was a member of Cambridge City Christian Church. She started the “Chicks of 66” for all the ladies who graduated from Lincoln and met the first Friday of every month. Marianne was very devoted to her family especially her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, John R. Noland; children Amy Clark and Richard (Patricia) Roberts; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; a sister Linda (Richard) Ross; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son Randy Noland on March 11, 1996.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with Rev. Gordon Mehaffey officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Friends may gather from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the funeral home.

Paul W. Solomon

Carthage, IN - Paul W. Solomon, 83, passed away Monday afternoon June 19, 2017 at the Ellison House in Greenfield, Indiana. A son of the late Lee and Nola M. (Cole) Solomon, Paul was born in Barr Township, Macoupin County, Illinois on August 18, 1933. He graduated from Northwestern Community High School in Palmyra, Illinois in 1951. Following graduation, Paul enlisted into the United States Air Force where served his country in Korea and Viet Nam. He retired with the rank of Master Sergeant after twenty-two years of service and received his honorable discharge on July 1, 1974.
Paul has made his home in Rush County since 1974 and for the next twenty years was employed at the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Home in Knightstown where he worked in the Power House as a boiler operator. Paul was a member of the V.F.W. in Knightstown and in his leisure, enjoyed gardening and working on small engines.
Survivors include 3 children, Mark D. (Martie) Solomon of San Diego, CA, Karen L. Stevens of Columbia, SC and Paula Shawn (Ken) Lahey of Fishers; 6 step children, Chris (Susie) Doty of Cambridge City, Edia (Bob) Gray of Connersville, Gary Wages of Cincinnati, OH, Patricia (Rob) Couch of Greenwood, Pamela (Brian) Johnson of Muncie and Carla (Bruce) Farlow of New Castle; several grand and great grandchildren.
Paul was preceded in death by his first wife, Toni (Robinson) Solomon; second wife, Phyllis (Richardson) Solomon; son, David A. Solomon; 2 brothers, Cyril P. and Vernon L. Solomon.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday June 27, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. Rev. Ron Mills will officiate. Burial with military honors conducted by the United States Air Force Honor Guard and the American Legion will follow at the Zion Cemetery in Raleigh, Rush County, Indiana. Visitation will on Monday June 26th from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

James F. Siggers

Cambridge City, IN - 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 will be at 11 a.m. on Friday June 23, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Rev. Raymond Siggers will officiate. Burial, with military honors conducted by the United States Navy Honor Guard and Post 169, will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday June 22nd.  Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Christopher S. Mathews Jr.

Richmond, IN - Christopher S. “Bubba” Mathews Jr. 36 of Richmond died unexpectedly June 17, 2017 at Reid Hospital. He was born December 12, 1980 in Richmond and lived here all his life. He worked at Neaton Auto Products and enjoyed music and sports.
Survivors include his mother and step father Sheila Stark and Joe Leon of Independence, Kansas, his father Chris Mathews of Richmond, one brother Chad Mathews of Richmond, three step brothers Luke (Pam) Tidrow of Centerville, Josh (Kristi) of Colorado, and Tony (Medina) Tidrow of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, one step sister Kim Leon of Independence, Kansas, his grandparents Martha Rose and Ben and Bobbi Mathews of Richmond, Sue Brown and Lee Stark of Independence, Kansas, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers; Earl Rose and Ed Brown.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday June 21, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lutherania Cemetery. Friends may call 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Hemophilia of Indiana 6910 North Shadeland Suite #140 Indianapolis, Indiana 46220. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

Kenneth R. Hammons

Richmond, IN - Kenneth R. Hammons, age 63, of Richmond, Indiana, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born May 6, 1954, in Richmond, Indiana, to Tom Sr. and Alma Frazier Hammons, Ken lived most of his life in Richmond. He attended Richmond High School. Ken was a member of UA Local 440 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union. He enjoyed riding his Harley, sports, music and attending concerts, and playing with his best buddy, Sebastian, at the park.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Miller Hammons, to whom he was married on April 9, 2004; daughters, Kristy Lynn (Sonny) Morales and Michelle Lee (Tim Richey) Hammons, both of Texas; son, Steven (Athena) Miller of Centerville, Indiana; grandchildren, Jessica Lynn Hammons, Kaitlyn Leeann Morales, Kourtney Michelle Ruiz, Kylie Nichole Ruiz, and Madison Grace Richey, all of Texas, and Ashley June Green of East Germantown, Indiana; great-grandchildren, Leilani Grace Gobble and two great-grandsons on the way, Christian Robert Ruiz and Kenneth Raymond Ruiz; mother; brother, Tom Hammons of Maryland; nieces; nephews; cousins; many friends including best friend, Mark Baker of Centerville, Indiana; and best companion, Sebastian.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorial visitation for Kenneth R. Hammons will be from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Memorial service will follow at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Riden officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Joan Hicks

Abington, IN – Joan Hicks, age 77, of Abington, Indiana, died Monday, June 19, 2017, at Golden Living Center-Golden Rule.
Born December 3, 1939, in West Port, Indiana, to Drewery and Mary Francis Bishop Stuart, Joan had lived in this community for the past 60 years. She was a nurse’s aide, retiring from Oakridge Nursing Home after over 25 years of service. Joan was a member of Gospel Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing cards, fishing, NASCAR, professional wrestling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her daughters, Deborah D. (Dale) Matheny of Centerville, Indiana, Brenda (Jim) Huddleston of Richmond, and Mary A. (Denver Peters) Baldwin of Manchester, Kentucky; sons, James L. (Amy) Hicks of Centerville, Robert E. (Tammy) Hicks of Richmond, Lester A. (Leslie) Hicks of Liberty, Indiana, and Perry G. (Jennifer) Hicks of Indianapolis, Indiana; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Shirley Mae Howard and Mary Etta Harmon, both of Greensburg, Indiana, and Marcia and Debbie Crabtree, both of Cambridge City, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Ray Hicks; son, Billy Ray Hicks; parents; sister, Linda Bradford; and brother, William Oran Stuart.
Visitation for Joan Hicks will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home. Burial will be in Abington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Jay Allen Yoder, Jr.

Cambridge City, IN - Jay Allen Yoder, Jr., 56, of Cambridge City passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Reid Health in Richmond.
He was born on June 21, 1960 in Richmond to Jay Allen Sr. and Barbara Jean Witter Yoder and was a 1979 graduate of Richmond High School. He was a building contractor and member of NRA, Beekeepers Association and was a member, deacon and trustee at Milton Christian Church. He was an avid hunter and gun rights advocate.
Survivors include his wife Frances J. Yoder, they have been together for 3 years; children Britney (James) Ward, Casie Yoder, Thera (Matt) Logston, Heather (Quinton) Lohmoeller and Austin Moore; grandchildren Bailee, Cameron, Malachi, Na'Kya, Elijah and Isaiah; sisters Mary (Charlie) Pierce and Debbie Morris; God parents Caroline and Slu Lanman; uncle Herschel Yoder; mother-in-law Sallie Caldwell; sister-in-law Misty (J. D.) Archer and brother-in-law Tim (Laura) Caldwell; nieces nephews and cousins.
Including his parents he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law John D. Morris and an aunt Sue Yoder.
Friends may call at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 4:00 until 7:00 pm and at the Milton Christian Church on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 10:00 am until start of services at 10:30 am. Scott Moistner will be officiating and burial will follow in Southlawn Cemetery in Dublin.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or the Milton Christian Church.

Paul D. Heis

Richmond, IN - Paul D. Heis, age 59, passed away on Friday (June 16th 2017) at Reid Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Richmond on May 19th 1958 to Leonard & Ruth Heis and had lived in this area all his life. He had worked at Amedco for 33 years, and oversaw the tool & dye and maintenance departments. He had graduated from Lincoln High School, then went to Ivy Tech for tool & dye. He later went back to Ivy Tech to teach. Paul was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, and an avid NASCAR fan; particular rooting for Dale Earnhardt. He was a great father and grandfather, and loved spending time with his family. They often went to the family vacation home for gatherings.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years Linda Heis; daughters Carrie Goff and Sarah Goff; brothers David Heis, Chuck Heis, and John Heis; grandchildren Destiny, Kaleb, Hannah, and Addie. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by a grandson Liam Kenworthy.
Services for Paul will be held on Tuesday (June 20th 2017) at 1 p.m. in Riggle – Waltermann Mortuary. Pastor Brett Karanovich will officiate. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Obituaries for June 21, 2017

Avadot George

Straughn, IN - Avadot George age 84, passed away Friday June 9, 2017 in New Castle. She was born in Nora, Kentucky, a Daughter of the late Lafe and Winnie Frost.
She leaves behind: one Son, Brad George of Frankfort, Kentucky, four Grandchildren; Amy George and David Gorman of Straughn, Megan and Dylan George of Frankford, Kentucky, Great Grandchildren; Rebecca Sherwood, who made her home with her Grandmother, Luke, Dolly, Auram, Malydia and Lynn George of Kentucky, one Brother, Perry Frost of New Castle, Sisters; Margurete Clark of Dublin, Indiana, Dorothy Sutton of New Castle, Dean Stinson of Nashville, Indiana, Audra Lowe of Orleans, Indiana, and Jean Poore of Coleville, Washington.
She was preceded in death by: her Husband, Lloyd C. “Regie” George, Son, Rex George, Daughter-in-law, Rebbeca George, one Sister, Lee Masengale, three Brothers; Rex, Dillard, and Hoodoo.
She retired from New Castle schools as head custodian. She belonged to the Moose Lodge #169, American Legion Auxiliary, and was a member of Straughn Community Club for many years. She loved to play cards, Bingo, and working in her flowers - her favorite was tulips.
Memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M Saturday June 17, 2017 at Straughn Community Chapel in Straughn, Indiana.
Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Straughn Community Chapel.
The family requests no flowers, and memorial donations can be made to the Henry County Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made at www.macerhall.com
Macer-Hall Funeral Directors are honored to conduct the service for Mrs. George.

Mary Ann Westover

Richmond, IN - – Mary Ann Westover, age 91, of Richmond, Indiana, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born March 2, 1926, in Fayette County, Indiana, to Arthur and Bernice Passmore Powell, Mary Ann had lived in this area most of her life. She performed various jobs for area residents. Mary Ann enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers, cooking, painting, fixing things, and taking care of her cars. She loved spending time with her family and grandkids.
Survivors include her daughter, Beverly Westover of Richmond; son, Larry (Gene Ann) Westover of Arizona; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Sickles of Columbus, Indiana; brothers, Eugene (Donna) Powell of New Castle, Indiana, Leland Powell of Cambridge City, Indiana, and Richard (Marsha) Powell of Richmond; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Westover, who died in 1974; parents; sister, Marjorie Stant; and twin sister, Martha Powell.
Visitation for Mary Ann Westover will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Bud Parrish officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Abington Christian Church, 6775 Abington Pike, Centerville, IN 47330.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

David Allen Leroy Golliher

New Castle, IN - 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.
Visitation was from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday June 19, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Wanda C. Brinkley

Milton, IN -- 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.
Online condolences may be made at www.waskoms.com

Donna Kay Rowe

Connersville, IN - Donna Kay Rowe, 72, passed away at her home Sunday evening June 11, 2017. A daughter of the late Paul and Josephine (Hickman) Thom, Donna was born in Pensacola, Florida on July 26, 1944. She was raised in Cambridge City on Plum Street and attended Lincoln High School. She married Robert M. Rowe in Dublin on July 10, 1961. Following their marriage, they had lived in Straughn and Franklin County before moving to their current home southwest of Connersville in 1989. Donna retired from Visteon after 18 years of service.
Survivors include her husband, Bob Rowe of Connersville; 5 children, Robert A. Rowe of Connersville, Sheila Stilley of Goshen, Amy Dalton of Mishawaka, Ivan Rowe of Connersville and Marvin Rowe of Brownsville; 14 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Edith Banks of New Paris, OH and Paulette Spies of Houston, TX.
Donna was preceded in death by 1 sister, Debbie Leisure; 2 brothers, John and Danny Thom.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at the Ebenezer Cemetery, southwest of Straughn on the County Line Road. Rev. J.R. Banks will officiate. The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements where
online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Joseph A. “Joe” Whirley

Richmond, IN - Joseph A. “Joe” Whirley 76 of Richmond went home to be with the Lord on June 11, 2017 at his home after a long illness. He was born in Richmond to Robert C. and Sara Marguerite Hahn Whirley and lived here all of his life.
He retired after 35 years as a dedicated route salesman for Mike-Sell’s Potato Chip Company.
He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he served in Sunday school bus ministry for several years. He was an avid horseman, a member of the Circle H saddle club and was involved in local 4H. Joe’s love in life was his faith and family. He showed his love through his involvement, support and encouragement. A special memory for his family was the sharing of his lifelong passion for horses. Later in life there was nothing he enjoyed more than his grandchildren and attending their sporting and special events.
He is survived by Nancy his wife of 55 years, their three children Lisa May, Allen (Debbie) Whirley, Teresa Kinder (Joe Garrett) all of Richmond, four granddaughters Lindsay Jo, Kelsey, Madison, Hannah, one brother Gary (Cathy) Whirley of Abington, one niece who was a great help Melissa Loudy, several special nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Ora Lee Whirley, James R. Whirley, two sister’s Ruth Ann Gray, and Becky Davis.
Services will be 1:00 PM Friday June 16, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Pastor Marty Holman officiating; burial will be in Goshen Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church Bus Route, 3469 Hillcrest Rd, Richmond, IN 47374, The Foundation Fighting Blindness, PO Box 17279 Baltimore, MD 21298-9581, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Viola Dishman

Lewisville, IN - Viola Dishman, 96, passed away Sunday morning June 11, 2017 at Forest Park Health Campus in Richmond, Indiana. A daughter of the late Mitchell and Bonnie (Jasper) Wesley, Viola was born in Pulaski County, Kentucky on November 8, 1920. Viola and her family moved to the Lewisville community in 1933. She was a graduate of Lewisville High School with the class of 1937. Viola married the late William E. Dishman in Lewisville on November 24, 1937 and together they raised 4 children. Viola was a stay at home mom. She did a lot of babysitting through the years for her family and friends. In her leisure, she enjoyed playing cards and scrabble, reading cookbooks, singing and listening to gospel music. She attended the Lewisville Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include, 2 children, Jane (Dick) Jackson of Richmond, William Jay (Barbara) Dishman of Laurel; 7 grandchildren, Ray (Mary), Ron (Susan), Rusty (Mona) and John (Tammy) Eaton, Jim (Julie) Jackson, Julie (Mike) Meitzler and Megan Dishman; 17 great grandchildren; 18 great-great grandchildren; 4 sisters, Berniece Stoops, Marie Saunders, Iva Haynes and Becky Conley; son in-law, Phil Eaton; sister in-law Marge Wesley; several nieces and nephews.
Viola was preceded in death by her husband Bill on September 27, 1999; daughter, Sally K. Eaton on September 14, 1999; son, Joe Dishman on February 9, 1998; 2 siblings, Earl Wesley and Bea Mofield.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday June 15, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. Rev. Mick Saunders will officiate. Burial will follow at the Lewisville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday June 14th and one hour prior to the services on Thursday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Obituaries for June 14, 2017

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

Dwight Eldon Denney

Milton, IN - Dwight Eldon Denney, 60, of Milton, died Saturday, June 10, 2017.
He was born in Hamilton, OH on October 3, 1956 to Eldon and Martha (Sloan) Denney and lived most of his life in Wayne County.
He was a graduate of Mid-America Mortuary College and was a licensed funeral director. Dwight was a member of Faith United Baptist Church. He enjoyed painting, motorcycles and playing guitar.
Survivors include his parents; four children, Derek Denney, Levi Denney, Chad Corn (Beverly) and Kassi Campbell; two grandchildren; four sisters, Dewanna Brummett (David), Amanda Payne, Yvonne McKee (Mike) and Rhonda Lakes-Marcum (George); his long time companion, Kelli Campbell, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Duresa Susan Denney and two brothers-in-law, Alan Lakes and Gary Payne.
Visitation will be 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 14, at Faith United Baptist Church. Services will follow at 2:00 PM. Pastors Anton Payne and Mark Denney will officiate. Burial will be in Milton West Side Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Faith United Baptist Church.

Alice M. Oberhelman-Lawrence

Milton, IN - Alice M. Oberhelman-Lawrence, 94, passed away Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Heritage House in Connersville, Indiana. Alice was born in Yankton, South Dakota on October 14, 1922. A daughter of the late Oscar and Cina (Paulson) Engen, Alice grew up along the Missouri River where she enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, trapping and hiking. She was introduced to her future husband, Merlin L. Oberhelman, by one of his Army buddies. They married and eventually settled on their farm west of Milton, Indiana. As a farm wife, Alice and her husband, milked cows, raised chickens and collected fresh vegetables from her garden. After Merlin’s death, Alice remarried and made her home in Dublin for 27 years. She was a member of the Non Denominational Church. In her leisure, she enjoyed painting landscape pictures.
Survivors include 3 children, Sharon Krause and Ron (Marilyn Czernik) Oberhelman of Milton and Marvin (Cynthia) Oberhelman of Pershing; 7 grandchildren, Brendan Krause, Elisha, Forrest , Jenny and Kyle Oberhelman, Kelly Limburg and Darrick Fox; 6 great grandchildren, Landin Robert and Caiden John Fox, Sophia Limburg, Brynlee Payne, Grayson and Killian Oberhelman.
Alice was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Merlin L. Oberhelman on May 20, 1977; 2nd husband, Marion Lawrence on February 7, 2011; daughter, Cindy Fox on January 16, 2014; granddaughter, Darla Krause on August 6, 2008; 2 siblings, Eugene Engen and Carolyn Oberhelman.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at noon on Saturday June 10, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.
Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Reba Joan Mattingly

Cambridge City, IN - Reba Joan Mattingly, 86, passed away Friday morning June 9, 2017 at her home in Cambridge City, Indiana. A daughter, of the late Vesper B. and Mable (Sittloh) Richardson, Reba was born at home on a farm north of Cambridge City on December 24, 1930. She was a lifelong resident of the Cambridge City community. Joan graduated from Cambridge City High School with the class of 1948 and had worked for Rihm’s Market and Golay & Company. She married Douglas J. Mattingly on September 10, 1951 in Richmond. A homemaker and stay at home mom, Joan loved the time she was able to spend with her children and grandchildren. In her leisure, she enjoyed playing BINGO, knitting, crocheting and going to Flea Markets. She was a member of the Zion’s Lutheran Church.
Survivors include 3 children, Patti (David) Van Zant of Richmond, James Mattingly of Phoenix, AZ and Karen (Dennis) Brown of St. Ausustine, FL; 12 grandchildren, Carly, Kyle, Cassandra, Jacob, Ben, Katy, Inga, Ginger, Monica, Daniel, Nathan and Joseph; 12 great grandchildren, Ethan, Emma, Sasha, Keera, Elyse, Dylan, Jayden, Sienna, Atlas, Lily, Oliver and Colton; 2 sisters, Melba LeHunt and Donna Moore; several nieces and nephews.
Reba was preceded in death by her husband in 1997; 1 son Michael J. Mattingly in 2006; 4 siblings, Mary Hopping, Robert “Bob” Richardson, Betty Werking and Eldon “Buddy” Richardson.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday June 13, 2017 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made to the Cambridge City Volunteer Fire Dept.
Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Anthony Sandlin

Las Vegas, NV– Anthony “Tony” Sandlin, age 53, formerly of Centerville, Indiana, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Las Vegas.
Born January 15, 1964, in Richmond, Indiana, to Leonard and Olga Clegg Sandlin, Tony had lived most of his life in this community. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1983, where he played football, basketball, and track. Tony was formerly a phlebotomist at Reid Health and had worked at PMP Enterprises. He was a Christian and had attended Fountain City Wesleyan Church. Tony was a highly influential coach for many area kids. Some of his fondest memories were vacationing with his family and watching and coaching his boys in sports. Tony enjoyed golfing, fishing, and spending time with his boys and family. He was an Ohio State University fan. Tony’s most proud accomplishment was being a loving husband and proud father.
Survivors include his sons, Jordan (Katelyn) Sandlin of Las Vegas and Zachery (Brooke Cox) Sandlin of Richmond; parents, Leonard and Olga Sandlin of Richmond; sister, Amy Sandlin of Richmond; very loving partner, Tonda Stevens of Las Vegas; and many special friends, including Tom (Michelle) Ladd of Williamsburg, Indiana.
Private services for Anthony “Tony” Sandlin will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Centerville. 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.

Judith Ann Roland

Houston, TX - Judith Ann Roland, 78, peacefully passed away on June 6, 2017 at her home in Houston, Texas after a long battle with cancer. Judy was born in Richmond, Indiana on June 17, 1938, to the late Clarence and Ruby (Todd) Riggleman. Judy attended Richmond High School where she met her husband, Duane, of 58 years. Shortly after getting married in February 1959, Judy joined Duane in Frankfort, Germany where he was stationed with the U.S. Army. Their delayed honeymoon – a trip through Germany, Austria and Italy – established their lifelong love of travel. Together Judy and Duane traveled to nearly all 50 states, as well as to more than 30 countries worldwide.
Their first son, Brett Duane, was born in Germany in 1960. Two more sons – Brian Gregory and Eric Lee – followed in 1965 and 1967, respectively. Judy dedicated her life to raising her three sons and ardently supported them in all their school activities from sports to theater to band. Wherever her children were, that’s where you’d find Judy.
Judy was active in a variety of civic organizations over the years including Jayshees, Tri Kappa and ABWA. As her sons grew older, she went back to work and together with her sister ran Senior Opportunity Services. She retired from her career as office manager at Whitewater Construction, which she co-owned with her husband Duane.
Judy is survived by her devoted husband, Duane Roland of Houston, TX , her sister, Jeanne Vogelgesang of Louisville, KY; sons Brett Roland and his wife Cathy of Richmond, IN, Brian Roland and his partner Ray of Chicago, IL, and Eric Roland and his partner Steve of Houston, TX; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation services for Judy Roland will be held at RIggle-Waltermann Mortuary on Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm followed immediately by the funeral and private graveside service at Crown Hill Cemetery in Centerville, IN. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 or at www.themmrf.org.

Elmer L. Dryde

Richmond, IN - Elmer L. Dryden, age 75, of Richmond, Indiana, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at his home.
Born March 21, 1942, in Richmond, Indiana, to William R. and Virgie Phillips Dryden, Elmer was a life-long resident of this community. He was a 1962 graduate of Richmond High School. Elmer worked as a machinist tool maker at Avco Corporation, Natco, Hoffco Inc., and Henny Penny Corporation, retiring in 2004. He was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church and Richmond Conservation Club. Elmer enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, quilting, and spending time with his kids and grandkids at family gatherings.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Brenda Watts Dryden of Richmond; daughter, Brandi (Darren) Payne of Cambridge City, Indiana; sons, Brian (April) Dryden of Richmond and Eric (Eddie) Dryden of New Castle, Indiana; eight grandchildren; brother, George (Gloria) Dryden of Midlothian, Texas; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and two brothers.
Visitation for Elmer L. Dryden will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Lantz officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Help The Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375 or Richmond Conservation Club, 1509 Williams Rd., Williamsburg, IN 47393.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Carolyn Parrett

Carolyn Parrett 68 of Richmond passed away June 8, 2017 at her home after a long illness. She was born May 2, 1949 in Richmond to William and Alice King Conder.
She worked as a CNA most recently at Dr. Agrawals office.
She is survived by her two children Kimberly Pieper, Charles Parrett II both of Richmond, five grandchildren Megan, Mathew, Jacob, Nathan, Austin, three great grandchildren Logan, Miley, Olivia, one sister Betty Conder, several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles I, two sisters, and one brother.
A Celebration of Life will be held form 3PM-5PM Thursday June 15, 2017 at Centerville Church of the Nazarene.

Edward Daniel Lakes

Richmond, IN – Edward Daniel Lakes, age 62, died peacefully early Saturday morning, June 3, 2017, at his Richmond home.
Born March 8, 1955, in Connersville, Indiana, to Marlon “Dick” and Joyce Renfro Lakes, Ed lived most of his life in Wayne County. He attended school in Cambridge City, Indiana, and was a woodworking expert, who built furniture and restored antiques.
Ed is survived by his sons, Ryan and Daniel Lakes, both of Chicago, Illinois, and Alex Lakes of Richmond; daughter, Jessica “River” Lakes of Richmond; brother, Justin Lakes of Richmond; sisters, Lois Gabbard of North Vernon, Indiana, Dorothy Stamper of Losantville, Indiana, and Linda (Lloyd) Lady of New Paris, Ohio; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many loving friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Homer Riley Jr.; and sister, Starla Lakes Steel.
A memorial gathering for Edward Daniel Lakes will be from 4:00 to 600 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. A Celebration of Life will follow at Maplewood Park, 116 East Plum Street, Centerville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Ryan Lakes, 3509 W. Fulton Blvd., Chicago, IL 60624.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Terry McCarty

Cambridge City, IN - Terry McCarty, 62, passed away at his home in Cambridge City on Sunday June 4, 2017. A son of the late Tom Sr. and Joan (Moistner) McCarty, Terry was born in New Castle, Indiana on October 24, 1954. He was raised in the Dublin community and graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1973. Terry was a lifelong sports fan and played varsity basketball, baseball and cross country while in high school. He attended I.U. East and also played on its basketball team. As an adult, Terry stayed active by participating in community sports leagues in Indiana and Ohio. He played in the Connersville Softball League and coached elementary school basketball. He had been a member of the Connersville Elks Club. Terry was a Journeyman-Machinist and had been employed at Dresser-Roots Blower in Connersville for over 20 years and also worked as Fayette County Housing Inspector for 9 years. He had also been employed by Amedco in Richmond and Metaldyne in New Castle.
Survivors include 1 daughter, Tara ( Jon Cloyd) McCarty of Connersville, her mother, Brenda (Pruet) Kunkel of Connersville, 1 grandson, Evan McCarty; 2 stepsons, Chad Lephew of Cincinnati, OH and Breck Wilhite of Nashville, TN; 5 siblings, Tom McCarty Jr. of Dublin, Greg (Joyce) McCarty and Mark (Joyce) McCarty both of Cambridge City, John (Juli) of Dublin and Ann (Tim) Webb of New Castle; 1 uncle, Kenny McCarty; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Terry was preceded in death by 1 brother, Rick McCarty; 2 stillborn sisters, Debra and Kandace.
Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday June 8, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. A graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin. Pastor Tim Webb will officiate. Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, please consider the need of Terry’s family by making memorial contributions to Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, P.O. Box 158- Dublin, IN 47335.

Danny Darrell Goins

Richmond - Danny Darrell Goins, 77, of Richmond died Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Ball Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 3, 1939 in Carrollton, KY to 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.
Online condolences at www.culbersonfh.com
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

William H. Jones

Richmond, IN – William H. Jones, age 98, of Richmond, Indiana, died Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Golden Living Center - Richmond.
Born May 18, 1919, in Columbus, Ohio, to William A. and Jean Cameron Callender Jones, Bill had lived in Richmond since 1967.
He was a 1937 graduate of Cerro Gordo High School in Cerro Gordo, Illinois.
Bill was president of William H. Jones Inc. He was former president of Magaw Construction Inc., and former vice-president of Anderson Blackrock Inc. in Charleston, West Virginia, from 1945 to 1965. Bill was a former state president for West Virginia Jr. Chamber of Commerce in 1948, former president of Clarksburg, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and past president of Richmond Chamber of Commerce in 1973. He was a member of Forest Hills Country Club, Webb Masonic Lodge #24, American Society for Testing and Materials, and lifetime member of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists.
Survivors include his sons, Douglas A. (Vicki) Jones and Kevin R. Jones of Richmond; grandchildren, Jacob Jones, Nathan Cottrell, Jessica Cottrell, and Shawn Dixon; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Rita A. Dagenfield Jones, who died on September 15, 2005; two grandsons, Jacob and Walker Jones; parents; and sisters, Isabel Simmons and Marion Pike.
Memorial visitation for William H. Jones will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Memorial service will follow at 7:00 pm. Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Deacon Frank Roberts officiating. Private entombment will be in the Earlham Memorial Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Seton Catholic High School, 240 South 6th Street, Richmond, Indiana 47374.

Mary Aileen Glassburn Foreman

Centerville, IN - Mary Aileen Glassburn Foreman, age 96, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. She was born on June 11, 1920 in Columbus, Ohio to Lewis Glassburn and Ethel Woods Glassburn. Aileen attended Ohio State University and married Franklin L. Foreman in December of 1946 in Columbus, Ohio. They lived in Columbus, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan before moving to Black Ramble Farm in Centerville, Indiana. In 2014 she moved to Houston, Texas to be near her daughters. Aileen was a member of Faith Trinity United Methodist Church in Richmond, Indiana. She was a tireless volunteer at her church, Reid Memorial Hospital, the San Jacinto Girl Scouts, the Centerville Abington PTO, the Wayne County 4-H clubs and the Richmond High School Art Museum. She was always such a gracious hostess and loved entertaining, travel, art, the theater and living on Black Ramble Farm. Her generous, loving spirit and sense of humor touched everyone she knew and will always be remembered.
Aileen is survived by her three daughters, Phyllis Schlueter of Houston, Texas; Jan Foreman of Sargent Beach, Texas; Donna Barry and husband Ed of Arlington, Texas. Grandchildren Andrea Kehoe (Chris) of Austin, Texas; Paul Schlueter (Sarah) of Chicago, Illinois; Mark Foreman of Austin, Texas; Jordan Barry (Liz) of Temple, Texas. Great grandchildren Daniel, Sophia, and John Schlueter; Arya Barry; nieces and nephews.
Aileen was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Foreman (died 1991); her parents, one sister, two brothers, grandson Daniel Schlueter and sons in law Eric Schlueter and Erick Helsing.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00 am at Faith Trinity United Methodist Church in Richmond, Indiana with the Reverend Judi Marshall officiating.
Immediately following the service, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the fellowship hall of the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Aileen’s name to Faith Trinity United Methodist Church at 2900 West Main Street, Richmond, Indiana 47374.

Nicki Dickenson

Richmond, IN - 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 will be 10:00AM Wednesday May 31, 2017 at Crown Hill Cemetery with Paul Bane officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home.

Michelle Fox-Miracle

Richmond, IN - Michelle Fox-Miracle, age 59, died unexpectedly on May 25, 2017 at Reid Health.
Michelle was born in Dayton, OH to Anna Louise Fox on February 25, 1958. She graduated from Richmond Senior High School. Living in Richmond most of her life she worked as a waitress and bartender for many years, then later was manager at Village Pantry on NW 5th street.
She loved her family very much. Especially her four grandchildren. "Mamaw" enjoyed spending time with them playing games, cards and coloring.
Survivors include her two daughters, Erissa Fox-Collins (Mark) of Centerville, IN and Casie Nicole Fox of Richmond, IN. Four grandchildren: Zachary and Courtney Collins; Breydon and Bristal Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Anna Louise Fox and her brother, Dick Updegraff.
Service will be Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 1pm at Community Family Funeral Home, 101 West Main St., Richmond, IN. Visitation will be 12 Noon until service time at 1pm. Burial will follow at Earlham Cemetery. Send online condolences to the family at www.communityfamilyfh.com

Ronald L. Haisley

Richmond, IN – Ronald L. Haisley, age 79, of Richmond, Indiana, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born October 8, 1937, in Richmond, Indiana, to Robert and Melba Morrow Haisley, Ron was a life-long resident of Richmond. He owned and operated Haisley Moving Company, following his father and grandfather. The business had been in the family since 1914. Ron enjoyed fishing, bowling, and golf.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jo Elizabeth Brown Haisley; sons, Jeff (Cindy) Haisley of Centerville, Indiana, and John (Loree) Haisley of Carmel, Indiana; and grandchildren, Misty, Jacob, and Sydney.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Private graveside service for Ronald L. Haisley will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Earlham 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

Rose Marie Fowler

New Castle, IN - Rose “Rosie” Marie Fowler, 81, of New Castle, died peacefully Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at her home with her family surrounding her.
Rosie was born March 18, 1936 in Mooreland, IN. Rosie was a 1954 graduate of Union High School. Rosie and Bill Fowler were married on September 26, 1954 and lived in the Cambridge City area and were married for 46 years before Bill passed away in 2001. Rosie was raised a farm girl and carried on the farming tradition when they purchased their own farm. They also owned the Cambridge City Farm Store.
Rosie was a realtor for 37 years and retired from ERA Integrity Realty. Rosie held many positions with the Henry County Board of Realtors and earned Realtor of the Year in 1985 and 1993. Rosie was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Rosie has spent her life serving, caring and loving others.
Rosie is survived by her three children, Sharon (Randy) Penrod, Claudia (Brent) Edington and James (Lisa) Fowler. Rosie is also survived by her ten grandchildren, Kelli (Bob) Clark, Jami (Garrett) Owens, Ryan (Jill) Penrod, Jeff Harter, Brandi (Levy) Wash, Janelle (Thomas) Temple, Ashley (Larry) Gambler, Tanner Penrod, Christina (Gayland) Richardson, and Jason (Kattie) Fowler and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Larry (Brenda) Marshall.
Rosie was proceeded in death by her husband, Bill; parents, Claude and Helen Marshall and two infant brothers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Funeral services for Rosie were held at 11:00 am Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Sproles Family Funeral Home with Melvin R. Campbell Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Mooreland Cemetery.
You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com.
The Sproles family and staff are honored to serve the family of Rose Marie Fowler.

Paul J. Herrman

Richmond, IN – Paul J. Herrman, age 92, of Richmond, Indiana, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born May 20, 1925, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to Edward H. and Louise Roell Herrmann, Paul was one of nine children. His last name was misspelled on his birth certificate, omitting the last ‘n’ in Herrmann; therefore, he and his family are the only ones who spell it as Herrman. Paul had lived in this community since 1936. He graduated from Centerville High School and attended Indiana State University and numerous automotive technical institutes.
Paul was a WWII veteran, where he served as a construction equipment instructor in the Army Corps of Engineers. He worked in automotive service for many years and taught automotive mechanics at Richmond High School, retiring after 24 years. In retirement, Paul became an ardent wood carver, exhibiting his work at “Artistry in Wood” and other area shows and contributed to numerous causes. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Richmond Golden K Kiwanis Club and was a former member of the Hoosier Corners Square Dance Club and National Wood Carvers Association.
Survivors include his two sons, Jim (Jo) Herrman of Bonita Springs, Florida, and Thom (Ann) Herrman of Richmond; two daughters, Patricia (Terry) Cornett of Liberty, Indiana, and Jeanne (Steve) Brown of Franklin, Indiana; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, John and Edward (Jan) Herrmann, both of Richmond; two sisters, Catherine Norris of Richmond and Helen (Harold) Parks of Fredericktown, Ohio; sister-in-law, Sharon Herrmann of Eldorado, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, the former Mildred R. Phelps of Centerville, Indiana; parents; three brothers, Albert, Bernard, and Robert; one sister, Stella; and sisters-in-law, Helen (Bernard) and Donna (John).
Visitation for Paul J. Herrman will be from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 815 West Main Street, Richmond. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Kevin Morris officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Friends Fellowship Community Endowment Fund, 2030 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, IN 47374 or Holy Family Catholic Church, 240 South 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

May 24, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Kathryn J. Wilson

Hagerstown, IN -- 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.
Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Alta M. Roach

Hagerstown, IN - 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 was 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 20, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services followed at 1:00 PM. Pastor Greg Guffey officiated.
Burial was in West Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Reid Foundation for Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Merrill S. McBride

Lewisville, IN - Merrill S. McBride, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning May 17, 2017. A son of the late Marion and Mable (Martin) McBride, Merrill was born in Connersville, Indiana on June 2, 1929. He was raised in the Lewisville community and graduated from Lewisville High School with the class of 1948. He served his country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on April 25, 1957. Merrill and his wife Jeannette founded the House of Prayer Ministries and Harvest Youth Camp. Together they pastored two churches, one in Indianapolis and the other in Lewisville. He retired from formal ministry in 1995.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Andrea (David) Miller of Arlington and Sherie McBride of Florence, AL; three grandchildren, Cassie (Chance) Landreth, Dalton and Cammi Miller; 2 great grandchildren, Tempi and Kadi; nieces and nephews.
Merrill was preceded in death by his brother Marvin McBride, and his wife, the former, Loretta Jeanette Richey. They were married in New Castle on May 22, 1960.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the Lewisville House of Prayer, 9630 S. 25 W. Lewisville, IN 47352. Pastor Gary McCaslin will officiate. Burial will follow at the Lewisville Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made in care of the House of Prayer, for use by the Harvest Youth Camp in Merrill’s memory. Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

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

Johnnie L. Poynter

Greens Fork, IN -  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.

Broc Robert-Alan Jacobs

Cambridge City, IN - Broc Robert-Alan Jacobs, 26, passed away Saturday May 13, 2017 at I.U. Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis from injuries sustained from an automobile accident in Fayette County.
Broc was born in Richmond, Indiana on January 25, 1991. He was raised in the Cambridge City community and graduated from Lincoln High School.
He had worked at Mr. Pizza, participated in Boy Scouts and attended Ivy Tech. Broc enjoyed bowling as a youth and as an adult. He accomplished bowling the perfect 300 game. He worked as the Pro Shop Manager at Richmond 40 Lanes and was the assistant bowling team coach at Northeastern High School. Broc had a contagious smile, an open personality and never met a stranger. His love of people will always be remembered by his willingness to become an organ and tissue donor. At least six lives have been greatly impacted by his gift of life.
Survivors include his parents, Rodney D. (Laurie) Jacobs of Connersville and Karan (Sean) (Sands) Jacobs of Cambridge City; 2 brothers, Michael (Melissa) McCord of Centerville and Kyle McCord of Richmond; nieces and nephews, Kaden, Karder and Kinley McCord of Centerville, Skylah and Kyndrik McCord of Utah, Apollo, Lyric, Keyan and Frankie McCord of Richmond; maternal grandparents, Bob and Charlena Sands of Cambridge City; paternal grandmother, Catherine Anderson of Rushville; 2 uncles Alan (Karen)Woods of New Jersey, Robert (Crystal) Jacobs of Rushville; 2 aunts, Patricia (Johnn) Glenn of Rushville and Kim (Tony) Stewart of Straughn and their children; Broc’s God Son, Jacob Hickman of Richmond; many -many close friends.
Broc was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Howard “Butch” Anderson and an uncle, Johnny Chambers.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of a Celebration of Life service at 2 p.m. on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Please come with a special story to share.

Delbert Eugene Smith

Delbert Eugene Smith, 64, of Connersville, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born on September 18, 1952, in Connersville, and is the son of Keller Smith and Bertha Hensley Smith, who both preceded him in death. He was a member of the Warren Lodge #15 F&AM. For 25 years he had worked at Visteon Ford. Delbert enjoyed golfing, bowling, and watching several other sports. Most of all, he loved spending time with his two grandchildren. Delbert is survived by a son, Brandon Smith, of Lafayette, Indiana; two grandchildren, Noah and Heidi Smith, also of Lafayette; five brothers, Leonard (Joyce) Smith, of Pershing, Indiana, William “Billy Joe” Smith, of Connersville, Steve (Becky) Smith, of Connersville, Jimmy Smith, of Connersville, and Ronnie (fiancé Kathy) Smith, also of Connersville; three sisters, Ruby Morgan, Revena (John) Cooksey, and Glenna Doulin, all of Connersville; and two former wives, Mary Brochin and Loretta Byrd, as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ella Belt; two brothers, John Smith and Micky Smith; a sister-in-law, Marla Smith; and two brothers-in-law, Joe Morgan and Ed Doulin. Services for Delbert will be on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 6:00pm, at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home, Connersville. The Masonic service will be held at 6:00pm, with the funeral service to follow. Friends may visit from 4:00pm until the time of the service, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Delbert Eugene Smith, 64, of Connersville, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born on September 18, 1952, in Connersville, and is the son of Keller Smith and Bertha Hensley Smith, who both preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Warren Lodge #15 F&AM. For 25 years he had worked at Visteon Ford. Delbert enjoyed golfing, bowling, and watching several other sports. Most of all, he loved spending time with his two grandchildren.
Delbert is survived by a son, Brandon Smith, of Lafayette, Indiana; two grandchildren, Noah and Heidi Smith, also of Lafayette; five brothers, Leonard (Joyce) Smith, of Pershing, Indiana, William “Billy Joe” Smith, of Connersville, Steve (Becky) Smith, of Connersville, Jimmy Smith, of Connersville, and Ronnie (fiancé Kathy) Smith, also of Connersville; three sisters, Ruby Morgan, Revena (John) Cooksey, and Glenna Doulin, all of Connersville; and two former wives, Mary Brochin and Loretta Byrd, as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ella Belt; two brothers, John Smith and Micky Smith; a sister-in-law, Marla Smith; and two brothers-in-law, Joe Morgan and Ed Doulin.
Services for Delbert will be on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 6:00pm, at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home, Connersville. The Masonic service will be held at 6:00pm, with the funeral service to follow. Friends may visit from 4:00pm until the time of the service, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Troy Lee Breeden

Cambridge City, IN - Troy Lee Breeden, 60, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning May 13, 2017 at Rosebud Village in Richmond, Indiana. A son of the late Charles K. and Elvira Lucille (Stuart) Breeden, Troy was born in New Castle, Indiana on March 1, 1957. He grew up in the Cambridge City/Western Wayne community and has lived at Benchmark Group Home in Richmond and its predecessors’ since 1989. Troy liked to dress up and go to dances and provided much joy to his family and friends. He enjoyed listening to music, was a big Elvis fan. He also bowled and participated in the Special Olympics where he was awarded several ribbons and medals.
Survivors include 4 brothers, Jake (Mary Ann) Breeden of Dublin, Eddie (Tina) Breeden, Kenny Breeden and Brent (Libby) Breeden all of Cambridge City; several nieces and nephews. Troy was preceded in death by his mother on December 8, 1983; father on September 29, 1985; and his brother, Richard Lee Nix Sr. on April 18, 2012.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday May 18, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Family friend, Larry McDaniel will officiate. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday May 17th
Memorial Contributions can be made to Special Olympics of Indiana- P.O. Box 44094 / Indianapolis, IN 46244 or the National Down Syndrome Society- #8 E. 41st Street, 8th Floor/ New York, NY 10017.
Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Garnet Marilyn Davis

Richmond, IN - Garnet Marilyn Davis 90 of Richmond died Monday May 15, 2017 at Golden Living Center Golden Rule after a lengthy illness. She was born March 19, 1927 in Richmond to Walter John and Alma Gross Thompson and lived here all her life. Garnet was a homemaker and a past member of Faith-Trinity United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her three children Richard Gordon (Helen) Davis of Eaton, Ohio, Sondra (Clint) Steele of Richmond, and Rose (John) Kuster of Centerville, six grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Her husband Wilbur died October 22, 1990, her parents, one brother Mel Thompson are also deceased.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday May 18, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Chaplain Ed McFarland officiating. Entombment will be in Earlham Cemetery. Friends may call 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.
ondolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

May 17, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Keith R. Wickes

Cambridge City, IN - 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

Robert E. “Ernie” Strange

Lewisville, IN - Robert E. “Ernie” Strange, 68, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning May 9, 2017.
A son of the late Robert M. and Josephine (Girdley) Strange, Ernie was born in New Castle, Indiana on March 10, 1949.
Ernie was raised in the Lewisville community by his grandparents, Eva and Winfield Strange. He was a graduate of Lewisville High School with the class of 1968.
Ernie had worked at Hartley Truck Parts in Spiceland and retired after 26 years of service from the Indiana Soldier’s and Sailor’s Home in Knightstown where he was the steam plant operator in the boiler room. A hard worker and provider for his family, Ernie also was the owner/operator of Strange Lawn Service and for the last two years he has driven a school bus for the South Henry School Corporation. Ernie was a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, enjoyed NASCAR racing and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his loving wife, Lois J. (Jefferis) Strange, whom he married in Lewisville on May 21, 1976. 3 children, Bobbi Strange of New Castle, Dusty (DeLisa) Strange of Straughn and Cory (Sandy) Strange of Modoc; 7 grandchildren, Jera Nicholas, Brittany Strange, Stevie Nicholas, Brett, Jillian, Elijah and Everlee Strange; 1 great grandchild, McKenna Osborne; 1 sister, Vickie Strange of Muncie; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ernie was preceded in death by 1 brother, Michael Strange.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Saturday May 13, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home - Lewisville Chapel. Rev. Mark Thompson officiated. Burial will follow at the Lewisville Cemetery. Visitation was from 3-8 p.m. on Friday May 12th at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Rosalee Virginia Ollis

Richmond, IN - Rosalee Virginia Ollis “our loving mother” 92 of Richmond passed away unexpectedly May 4, 2017.
She was born March 12, 1925 in Richmond to Joseph and Edna Woods Moore and lived in this area all of her life.
She retired from the Richmond Baking Company. She was a member of the V.F.W Kirk Little Post 1108 and the Richmond Community Senior Citizen Center.
She is survived by her son Daniel L. (Bessie) Ollis of Ft. City, Connie Sue (Greg) Stackhouse, eight grandchildren Daniel, Veronica Ollis, Lucas Stackhouse, Jennifer Jackson, Willadean Short, Danny Dotson, Barbara Gunker, Charles James Dotson, twenty great grandchildren, one great-great grandson, one brother Don Moore of Richmond, one sister Josephine Johnson of Chicago, several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Raymond who passed away in 1987, five brothers and sisters, two grandchildren.
Services were 1:00PM Tuesday May 9, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Bishop Jeffery Baker officiating; burial was in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may called from 11:00AM to 1:00PM Tuesday at the funeral home

Lois Elaine Doll Couch

Lois Elaine Doll Couch age 87, passed away at her residence on April 30, 2017.
She was born on February 17, 1930, to Howard F. and June (Tilton) Doll Sr. in Dublin, Indiana.
Lois was a 1948 graduate of Lincoln High School. Lois had several jobs throughout her life; she had spent 58 years in retail service. She started working at Otto Beckers Greenhouse from age 12 - 17. In 1949, she worked at Danner’s Bros. in Cambridge City. Lois spent the next 20 years in San Bernardino, California where 18 of those years she worked for Ann Pearson Drug Store. In June of 1996, she moved back to Indiana and worked at Richmond Walmart retiring in 2007. Her quotes, “God has sent a lot of wonderful people my way.”
She is survived by her son: Adam Couch; sister: Evelyn G. Muncie of Chesapeake, VA; brother: James H. Doll Sr. of Winter Haven, FL; the other Doll girls; Step-son: Eddie Wiker and family; treasured co-workers, friends, relatives; in-laws in Bloomington-Bedford area; and her Calvary Baptist Church family in Richmond.
Besides her parents and grandparents, she is preceded in death by her first husband: John G. Richardson; her second husband: Ted E. Couch; two brothers: Howard F. Doll Jr. (1987) and William “Billy” E. Doll (1988); cousins: Robert Doll and Eugene Doll; aunts and uncles.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lois’ name, and of the donors choice, may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 121 SW E Street, Richmond, IN 47374, Make A Wish Foundation, 7330 Woodland Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46278, or St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 755 W Carmel Dr Ste 201, Carmel, IN 46032.
Services for Lois will be held at Community Family Funeral Home, 101 West Main Street, Richmond. Family and friends called on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 1-3 PM. The funeral service was held on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 11 AM, with Pastor Curt Nies officiating.
Burial was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Send online condolences to the family via the internet at www.communityfamilyfh.com.

May 10, 2017 Issue Obituaries

R. Joyce Farmer Dishner

Economy, IN - 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 were at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 6, at Economy United Methodist Church. Pastor Wendy Canon will officiate. Burial was in Economy Cemetery. Visitation was 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.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.

Roy Lee Dick

Cambridge City, IN - Roy Lee Dick, 77, passed away Friday morning May 5, 2017 at his farm while surrounded by his family.
A son of the late Edd Lincoln and Mary Elizabeth (Mofield) Dick, Roy was born in Spiceland, Indiana on September 12, 1939.
He was a graduate of Straughn High School with the class of 1959. He was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed raising cattle, horses, goats and any other animal his grandkids would ask him too. Roy enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren. He collected mustache cups, cast iron toys and antiques.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 56 years, the former Joy Lynn Lilley. They were married in Lewisville, Indiana on May 14, 1961. 4 children, Steven Duane (Debbie) Dick of Greens Fork, Sheila Ann (Mike) Sebring of Milton, Brent Allen (Melissa) Dick of Dublin and Chad Edward (Kimi) Dick of Cambridge City; 10 grandchildren, Jessica (Jacob), Amelia and Emily Dick, Crystal, Steven (Amy), Kyle (Caryn) and Courtney Sebring, Mason, Cole and Braxton Dick; great granddaughter, Naomi Sebring; 2 brothers, Steve Dick of Cambridge City and Max Dick of Tennessee; 4 sisters, Peggy, Eva, Eve and Edra.
Roy was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Crystal Lee Sebring on June 23, 1984; 4 sisters, Murlie, Flora, Wilma and Betty; 3 brothers, Orville, Lonnie and Loid “Toby”
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 10, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Roy’s grandson, Pastor Steve Sebring will officiate. Burial will follow at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday May 9th and prior to the services on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Shanna Duff

Indianapolis, IN - Shanna Duff, age 48, entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior on April 29, 2017.
She was born in New Castle, IN on May 17, 1968 to William and Marilyn Charlton.
During high school she met the love of her life Jason Duff and five years later they married. Shanna and Jason added to their family with three daughters and settled in Indianapolis after pursuing several opportunities with Jason’s work that took them to various locations including Puerto Rico.
Shanna dedicated her life to Holy Cross Lutheran School as a teacher and more recently as the Administrative Assistant. She was the welcoming face that greeted everyone that attended or visited Holy Cross. She will be remembered for her unwavering faith, her loving touch, and the kindness she showed anyone she met.
Shanna is survived by her loving husband of 27 years Jason Duff; daughters Taylore, Lexi, and Shaely whom she adored; her parents William and Marilyn Charlton; sister Stephani Czap (Kirk); and her parents-in-law Calvin and Donna Duff.
She was preceded in death by three beautiful sons who now accompany her in Heaven.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, May 3 from 3 to 8 PM at Flanner and Buchanan – Geist, 7855 Cork Rd, Indianapolis. Funeral Services were held 11 AM Thursday, May 4 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8115 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis with visitation 10 AM until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran School, 8115 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236 or online at http://hclc.info/serve/give/.

Gayle Charles Glunt

Milton, IN - Gayle Charles Glunt, age 89, formerly of Milton, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Thornton Terrace in Hanover, Indiana.
He was born in Wayne County on July 5, 1927 to Herman and Jennifer (Miller) Glunt and lived most of his life in this area. Charles retired after about 45 years at what was Rex, Philco Ford and finally Visteon. He was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include 4 sons, Jerry (Deanna) and Tom (Barbara) of Madison, IN, Danny of Cambridge City and Greg (Jalaine) of Connersville, IN; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Lydia G. (Reed) Glunt on December 10, 2010 and all of his siblings.
Private graveside services will be at Bryan Cemetery in Centerville.
Online condolences may be made at www.waskoms.com
Memorial contributions can be made to the Bryan Cemetery Association.

Richard Wysong

Cambridge City - Richard Allen Wysong, 64, left us unexpectedly on May 4th 2017.
He was born in Connersville, Indiana on November 19, 1952.
He grew up in Richmond where he attended high school.
Richard served in the Army during the Vietnam War. After his military service he worked primarily as a truck driver for Wabash Valley Transportation for twenty + years. Post retirement he worked as a farm hand at D & M Dairy Farms. The facts of Richard’s life seem ordinary but he leaves behind a legacy of unconditional love. First and foremost, he was a man of God. He was a member of Dublin Gospel Mission. Richard served the Lord by serving others. He never had much to give but gave all he had in time, friendly conversation and the sweat of a hard day’s work. He saw and seized every opportunity to help another; he did so freely and without expectation. Richard believed that every small act done for someone else was a service to God. He would never shy away from hard work, or turn his back on someone in need. Whether you were a friend or a stranger he would be there, and if you were the latter you would not stay so to him for very long. Richard was also a husband to the love of his life Melissa. They shared a love and friendship that was true. Through twenty five years of good and bad it proved to be lasting, and only grew stronger as the years passed. He was also an exceptional father and grandfather. He gave to his family all that really matters, his time. No matter how tired he was, or how stressful the day, he always had time to throw a baseball, take you fishing or help you with your math homework. For his family he was the rock on which we rested. He was our provider and friend. He was the teacher of knuckle balls, the changer of tires, and a well of endless wisdom. For others he was a helping hand, a friendly smile, or a perfectly timed, often corny joke. In his spare time Richard was a professional story teller. An amateur angler, a master of back yard engineering, a semi expert gardener and a card shark. But most of all he was a giver. He gave all he had to those around him. He was a shining light in our world, and he will be sorely missed.
Left to carry on his legacy is his loving wife Melissa. Children Marissa (Joe); Ryan (Kristina); Karissa (Chad); David; Denise. Grandchildren Emily, Greydee, Brady, Maycee, Nate and Greyson. Siblings Jim, Joyce, John Paul, Sue and so many more family and friends.
He was proceeded by his mother and father Oscar and Harriet. Brother Walter, Harold and brother in law Bob.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Richards’s life at Dublin Gospel Mission, 66 Dublin Street- Dublin, IN 47335 on May 9th 2017 from 4-7pm with funeral services immediately following at 7pm. Flowers are welcome but Dad would have preferred a donation to Dublin Gospel Mission- P.O. Box 75- Dublin, IN 47335.
The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

May 3, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Stephanie L. Abel

Connersville,IN - Stephanie L. Abel, 39, of Connersville passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Golden Living Center in Richmond after an extended illness.
She was born on May 21, 1977 to Steve and Lynette (Poe) Waltz in Indianapolis and had lived most of her life in the Wayne Couny area. She was baptized at 8 years of age at Calvary Baptist Church and was a 1995 graduate of Lincoln High School.
Besides her parents survivors include her 4 children, Alex and Seth Newhouse and Hailee and Hannah Groce; siblings Kim (Dean) Bryant and Brandon (Crystal) Waltz; her maternal grandmother Betty Poe; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a son Reece A Abel.
Friends may gather on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City from 5:00 pm until start of services at 7:00 pm with Pastor Marty Holman officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City on Tuesday, May, 2, 2017 at 9:30 am.

Arlen D. Chaney

Connersville, IN- Arlen D. Chaney, 81, passed away Sunday April 23, 2017 at Fayette Regional Hospital. A son of the late Travis and May (Nolan) Chaney, Arlen was born in Connersville, Indiana on January 14, 1936. Arlen attended Connersville High School and honorably served his country in the United States Army. Arlen worked as an auto body repairman and managed several body shops in Connersville. He considered himself blessed to have been able to work alongside his son Patrick at Chaney’s Body & Frame Shop until his retirement 19 years ago. Arlen enjoyed fishing and was also involved in the Connersville Babe Ruth League where he was a board member and served as commissioner. He thoroughly enjoyed watching his grandsons play at the ballpark.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, the former Judy McCullum. They were married in Connersville at the Eastside Methodist Church on July 7, 1963; 1 son, Arlen Patrick (wife Gina) Chaney of Connersville; 2 grandsons, Jacob and Nolan Chaney; 3 sisters, Berniece Jobe, Rebecca (Bill) Chomel and Alberta (Allan) Hopper all of Connersville; nieces and nephews. Arlen was preceded in death by an infant brother, Earl Chaney.
Following cremation at the Eastern Indiana Crematory in Lewisville, burial with military honors will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City at the convenience of the family. Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Arlen’s family requests Memorial Contributions be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital- 501 St. Jude Place/ Memp

The Rev. Dr. Clark E. Hobby

The Rev. Dr. Clark E. Hobby, 87, entered the Church Triumphant April 21, 2017, at Ball Memorial Hospital following a week stay under the expert and compassionate care of the physicians and nurses.

Born in McKeesport, PA, Pastor Hobby was an orphan, having lost both parents by age six. In 1936, he entered the Milton Hershey School (orphanage) founded by the chocolate magnate, Milton S. Hershey; the school became “home” for the next eleven years. After graduation from the Hershey School, he entered the United States Air Force.

While stationed at Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul, Illinois, he met and married Betty Keith, the organist at the nearby Lutheran church. After completing correspondence work through Candler Theological Seminary/Emory University at age twenty-six, his discernment led him to the “Calling” to become an ordained minister. With a wife, three children, and no funds for education, he enrolled at the University of Illinois. By God’s grace and blessed with a devoted spouse, he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in three and a half years, while working forty hours a week to support the family. Later, he completed a Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, and did graduate work at the Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree at United Theological Seminary in 1979.

Enthusiastic about shepherding God’s people, Pastor Hobby served the following congregations in a full-time capacity: Chapel Hill United Methodist, Indianapolis, IN, from 1962-66; Peace Lutheran, Connersville, IN, from 1966-70; Grace Lutheran, Columbia City, IN, from 1970-77; Holy Trinity Lutheran, New Castle, IN, from 1977-83 and again from 1993-2000; and St. Mark Lutheran, Auburn, IN, from 1983-93. Several of the congregations he served bestowed on him emeritus status. In his retirement, Pastor Hobby assisted numerous congregations, including a lengthy tenure as interim pastor with Germantown Lutheran Church, Pershing, IN.

In the larger church he served on a number of committees, including chairing the Lutheran “team,” which for a number of years was involved in dialogue with the Methodist’s “team” in the state of Indiana. He also served as Regional Coordinator for the introduction of the hymnal, Lutheran Book of Worship. He was a Director on the Board at Wittenberg University for over 30 years. He also served on various community boards, including being President of the Ministerial Association (ecumenical) in each of the communities he served as pastor; the DeKalb - Tri -County Mental Health Board; and the Henry County Counseling Center Board. He also volunteered as hospital chaplain in two different communities.

Following his full-time work in the church, Pastor Hobby turned his focus to another passion: writing. In addition to a number of small articles, he wrote and published four books: The Homeboy (2000), Seasons of Blessing (2003), The Shepherdess (2005), and From the Pastor’s Desk (2015).

Pastor Hobby received numerous honors and citations during his career. Among them, he was selected as the 1972 Alumnus of the Year at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pa.; he was given honorary membership in the Wittenberg University Alumni Association in 1992; and, in 1999, Wittenberg University conferred on him an honorary Doctor of Divinity at its commencement.

Survivors include a sister: Audrey (Richard) Trent of Wilmington, DE; four children and their spouses: Janet (James) Perry of Connersville; Ronald (Renee) Hobby of Noblesville; Linda (Roger) Huntley of New Castle; Robert (Jennifer) Hobby of Fort Wayne; ten grandchildren: Steven Hobby of LaPorte; Jennifer (Jeff) Giesting of Fishers; James Hobby of Indianapolis; Christopher Huntley of New Castle; Curtis (Ashley) Huntley of New Castle; Amy (Glenn) Arndt of Connersville; Kevin (Michelle) Perry of Connersville; Hannah, Lydia, and Elizabeth Hobby of Fort Wayne; two stepgrandsons: Chad (Anne) Salyer of Fishers; and Brad (Angi) Salyer of Noblesville; fifteen great grandchildren: Regan and Mitchell Giesting of Fishers; Caroline and Adam Arndt of Connersville; Haylee, Alivia, Myleigh, and Willow Perry of Connersville; Montana and Emma Hobby of LaPorte; Jordan Huntley, stationed in Las Vegas; Bryce and Rylan Huntley of New Castle; Dakota and Isabella Huntley of New Castle; and one four-legged companion, Angel.

He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Frances Hobby; by six siblings; and by his beloved wife of 54 years, Betty.

Calling will take place on Saturday, April 29th at Sproles Family Funeral Home, 2400 S. Memorial Dr., New Castle, IN, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, April 30th at First Christian Church, 2000 Bundy Ave., New Castle, IN, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

A Festival Service of Eternal Life will be Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at First Christian Church. The Rev. Dr. William Gafkjen, Bishop of the Indiana Kentucky Synod of the ELCA will preach. The service will be preceded by special choral and instrumental pre-service music at 4:30 p.m., directed by Pastor Hobby’s son, Robert.

A brief prayer service will be Monday, May 1, at 9:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 535 S 14th St., New Castle, IN with burial following at South Mound Cemetery West Lawn Addition where Military Honors will be conducted by contingents from the U.S. Air Force and the Henry County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial gifts in Pastor Hobby’s name be directed to Wittenberg University to be used for scholarships for pre-seminary students. Donations may be directed to Wittenberg University Office of Advancement, PO Box 720, Springfield, OH 45501, with envelopes available at the 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 The Rev. Dr. Clark E. Hobby.

Cheryl J. Oakes

HAGERSTOWN, Ind. - 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

Stephanie L. Abel

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. - Stephanie L. Abel, 39, of Connersville passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Golden Living Center in Richmond after an extended illness.  She was born on May 21, 1977 to Steve and Lynette (Poe) Waltz in Indianapolis and had lived most of her life in the Wayne Couny area. She was baptized at 8 years of age at Calvary Baptist Church and was a 1995 graduate of Lincoln High School.  Besides her parents survivors include her 4 children, Alex and Seth Newhouse and Hailee and Hannah Groce; siblings Kim (Dean) Bryant and Brandon (Crystal) Waltz; her maternal grandmother Betty Poe; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a son Reece A Abel.

Friends may gather on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City from 5:00 pm until start of services at 7:00 pm with Pastor Marty Holman officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City on Tuesday, May, 2, 2017 at 9:30 am.

April 26, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Pamela Sue Wicks

Richmond, IN – Pamela Sue Wicks, age 57, of Richmond, Indiana, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at her home.
Born September 17, 1959, in Lawton, Oklahoma, to Ruth Stringfield Conley and raised by Roy and Ruth Conley, Pam lived in this community most of her life. She graduated from Richmond High School and attended Ivy Tech Community College. Pam enjoyed playing darts, sewing, and painting. She was a rock solid mother who loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her sons, Brandon Scott Wicks and Travis Jay (Sammie) Wicks, both of Centerville, Indiana, and Trenton James Wicks of Richmond; grandchildren, Brayden, Jaden, Landon, Avian, Gavin, and Olivia; mother, Ruth Conley of Richmond; sister, Roberta Lynn (David) Fuller of Iowa; brother, Daniel Eugene Silcott of Richmond; aunts; uncles; cousins; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by Roy Conley and grandson, Kyler Wicks.
Memorial visitation for Pamela Sue Wicks will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Memorial service will follow at 7:00 pm. Monday, April 24, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Curt Nies officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Myron L. Hopkins

RICHMOND, Ind. – 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.
Visitation for Myron L. Hopkins will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Wes Sewell and Pastor Terry Cochran officiating. Burial will be 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.

Elnora M. Collins

Cambridge City, IN - Elnora M. Collins, age 86, of Cambridge City, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Anderson. She was born on July 23, 1930 in Richmond to Edgar and Beulah (Bowman) Lamb and had lived her whole life in Wayne county.  Elnora loved to play euchre, was a member of the Richmond Senior Center and also the Leroy Tout Post #338 American Legion Aux. And was a former member of Home EC Club of Centerville.
Elnora is survived by her children, Curt (Donna) Collins and Pam (Mike) Fowler; grandchildren, Megan (Ken) Will, Sean & Courtney Collins; a great-grandson, Liam Collins, several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years in 2016, Paul E. Collins, 3 brothers and a sister.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:30 am at Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City, with Pastor Brad Storm officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City.

Wendell E. Snowden

Centerville, IN - Wendell E. Snowden, age 75, passed away on Sunday (April 16th 2017) at Reid Hospital. He was born in Estel County, Kentucky on May 22nd, 1941 to Everett & Lucy Snowden. He moved to this area in 1958, and married his wife Beverly on May 21st, 1960. Wendell had retired from Amedco Casket Company after 37 years of service. He was an avid coon hunter, who loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was a simple, hardworking man who took great care of his family.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years Beverly Snowden; children Melinda McDaniel, Wayne Snowden, Tim Snowden, and Lisa (Chad Maines) Pugh of Boston, IN; brothers Johnny (Alberta) Snowden of Centerville, and Jimmy Snowden; grandchildren Amanda McDaniel, Cayleigh Snowden, Celeste Snowden, Chad (Sarah) Snowden, Tara Piatt, Lindsay Brawley, and Kyle Pugh; special friend Matt Lindsey; 13 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by grandsons Adam McDaniel & Rodney Lee Snowden. His brothers Frank Snowden, Arlis Snowden, and Bill Snowden are also deceased.
Services for Wendell will be held on Friday (April 21st, 2017) at 3 p.m. in Riggle – Waltermann Mortuary. Pastor Gary Snowden will officiate. Burial will take place at Williamsburg cemetery at a later date. Friends may call on Friday (April 21st, 2017) from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

April 19, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Billie Louise Perry McLaughlin

Centerville, IN – Billie Louise Perry McLaughlin, age 92, of Centerville, Indiana, died Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Key Largo, Florida.

Billie was born on September 22, 1924, in New Hope, Ohio, to Edward and Irene Scates Moriarity She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Cambridge City. Billie enjoyed traveling, gardening, dancing, and playing Bingo. She had a love for animals.
Survivors include her daughter, Pennie (Stephen) May of Centerville, Indiana; son, James (Carolyn) Perry of Centerville, Indiana; three grandchildren, Lisa (Neal) Strunk of Centerville, Tauni (Joseph) McCullough of Centerville, and Lori (Mark) Givens of Centerville; nine great-grandchildren, Jerrick Steele of Wisconsin, Summer Strunk of Richmond, Joshua (Claire) McCullough of Richmond, Toria McCullough of New Paris, Ohio, Deven (Kassie) Goble of Centerville, Lorin Goble of Liberty, Indiana, Drew (Ciera) Brownell of Hagerstown, Indiana, Brad Brownell of Centerville, and Landon Brownell of Richmond; four great-great-grandchildren, Maely, Olivia, "Luke", and Ellie; sister, Joan Gray of New Hope, Ohio; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry McLaughlin; mother, Irene Endsley; father, Edward Moriarity; granddaughter, Tandi May Brownell; great-granddaughter, Nicole Dickerson; first husband, Earnon E. Perry; sister, Betty (Virgil) Lamott; brother-in-law, Robert Gray; and long-time companion, Carl Nyenhaus.
Graveside service for Billie Louise Perry McLaughlin was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017, at Bryan Cemetery in Centerville. Arrangements have been handled by Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Help The Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375 or Centerville Christian Church, 111 North Morton Avenue, Centerville, IN 47330.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com

Stella Helen Copeland

Lewisville, IN - Stella Helen Copeland, 95, of rural Lewisville, passed away Saturday evening April 15, 2017 at Glen Oaks Health Campus in New Castle, Indiana. A daughter of the late Otis and Hazel (Gibson) Houchins, Stella was born in Henry County, Indiana on March 17, 1922. Stella was a graduate of Spiceland High School with the class of 1940. She had worked several years in Spiceland at the Grocery Store, Post Office, Citizens State Bank and Draper Shade. A home maker, Stella also helped her late husband Bill on the family farm. She and Bill hosted the Copeland Family Reunion for several years and will be fondly remembered for her delicious cooking, especially her noodles and rolls. She was a member of the Spiceland Methodist Church and enjoyed playing the piano in her leisure.
Survivors include 2 brothers, Ed Houchins of Spiceland and Richard Houchins of Dunreith; several nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Stella was preceded in death by her husband Bill Copeland on September 2, 2010. They were married in Carthage, Indiana on April 4, 1948; 2 brothers, Howard and Robert Houchins.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. Burial will follow at the Dunreith Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Steven Ray Moore

Spiceland, IN - Steven Ray Moore, 61, passed away Saturday afternoon April 15, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. A son of the late Tom Moore and Verna (Ramsey) Moore, whom survives, Steven was born on April 29, 1955 in New Castle, Indiana. He graduated from Tri High School with the class of 1974 and attended Indiana University East. He had lived in Dunreith and has made his home in Spiceland for the past 38 years. Steve retired from Draper Shade after 37 years of service and in his leisure enjoyed golfing and fishing. He was a member of the Royal Highlands Golf Course.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, the former Vickie Gorman. They were married at his parent’s home in Dunreith on March 10, 1977. 1 daughter, Kelly (Chris) Burkhardt of Anderson; 1 step son, Steve (Amy) Carter of New Castle; 2 grandchildren, Cade and Eden Burkhardt; 1 step grandson, Caleb Carter; 2 sisters, Diana Gross of Spiceland and Sharon Wasson of Greenfield.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of memorial services at 5 p.m. on Friday April 21, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. Rev. Arthur Whitaker will officiate.
Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Darrell L. Whalen

Cambridge City, IN - Darrell L. Whalen 63 of Cambridge City died April 14, 2017 at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, after a three month battle with cancer. He was born December 22, 1953 in Three Rivers, Michigan to Lawrence Eugene Whalen and Helen Goodrich Sebok. He formerly worked at Dana Corporation and Metaldyne, and currently was working at Nestle. He was a member of the Harry Ray American Legion Post #65 SOL, where he served as a Legion Rider.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years Pamela, three children Brandy Lee Whalen (fiancé Robert Pardo), Jerred Brandon (Kim) Whalen of Greenfield, and Chast Jerron (Amanda) Whalen of Lake City, Florida, seven grandsons, two great grandsons, two sisters Kimberly Whalen of Richmond and Deborah (Vincent) DeVico of South Amboy, New Jersey, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother Lawrence Eugene “Geno” Whalen Jr.
There will be no public funeral or visitation. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be given to Harry Ray American Legion Post #65 109 North 6th Street Richmond, Indiana 47374 or The Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation for Hospice Care 2401 University Avenue Muncie, Indiana 47303. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

Gregory Alan Cox

Richmond, IN – Gregory Alan Cox, age 60, of Richmond, Indiana, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born September 30, 1956, in Richmond, Indiana, to Gerald and Irene Daugherty Cox, Greg was a life-long resident of Centerville and Richmond. He was a graduate of Richmond High School, class of 1974. Greg worked for the Richmond Gas Company for many years and most recently enjoyed driving a semi. He was a member of Freedom Missionary Baptist Church. Greg was a loving father, brother, and son. He enjoyed fishing, auto racing, and spending time with his family and friends. Greg was a friendly face and was always willing to talk to people. He never met a stranger.
Survivors include his children, Lindsay Cox and companion, Jerry Weiss of Ridgeville, Indiana, son, Drew Cox and wife, Carrie of Atlanta, Georgia, and their mother, Kimberly Ann Eikenberry Cox of Liberty, Indiana; granddaughters, Olivia, Kyleigh, McKenzie, and Lila; mother, Irene Cox of Richmond; sister, Gerene Cox of Durham, North Carolina; brother, Dale Cox of Richmond; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many friends, including longtime companion, Judy Abner of Richmond.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandson, Jerry W. Weiss.
Visitation for Gregory Alan Cox will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. H. Lynn Seagraves officiating. Burial will be in Elkhorn Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Phyllis M. Worl

Cambridge City, IN - Phyllis M. Worl, 93, of Cambridge City passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond.
She was born May 6, 1923 in Park Ridge, IL to Roy and Jessie Todd Johnson and had lived most of her life in Cambidge City.
Phyllis was very active in Psi Iota Xi (past President), DAR, Cambridge City Library Board of Directors, curator of the library collection of Overbeck Sisters art and history and the Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the choir. Her interests included numerous plays in Richmond Civic Theater, Cambridge City Kiwanis Minstrel shows (many years as performer and director).
Survivors include her daughter, Diane T. (Warren) Fields and son, John David Worl; 3 grandchildren; W. Bradley (Christine) Fields, M.D., Rebecca (Wes) Garmon, PhD, Jonathon T. Fields; 4 great-grandchildren; Emily and Ethan Fields and Ryan and Benjamin Garmon; and special care giver and long time friend Bonnie Rose and her dog Teddy.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years John R. Worl in 1981.
Friends may gather from 11:00 am until start of services at 1:00 pm on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. Rev. Jerry Mielke will be officiating. Burial will follow in Zion's Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing.
The family sends a special thank you to AseraCare Hospice and the nurses and staff at Friends Fellowhip.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Cambridge City Library.

April 12, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Robert Eugene Hoos

Centerville, IN – Robert Eugene Hoos, age 62 – father, grandfather, brother, avid reader, car enthusiast, movie lover, collector, storyteller, snappy dresser, junk food fanatic, and friend, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
Born December 7, 1954, in Troy, Ohio, Bob was adopted by Orville L. and Woodice Eliason Hoos. He was a 1973 graduate of Tri-Village High School in New Madison, Ohio. Bob lived in Preble and Wayne County most of his life. He retired from Hill’s Pet Nutrition where he worked as a Quality Control Anaylst for more than 20 years.
Bob had a life-long love affair with Coca-Cola, the movies – specifically The Fast and the Furious series, James Patterson and Clive Cussler books galore, baseball, green onions, Necco Wafers, “Micky D’s”, Burger King, Dominos, Crown Royal, oatmeal, chef salads, “beanie weanies”, and of course, Jessica Alba. Our condolences go out to Jessica during this trying time.
He fancied himself a collector of antiques and trinkets alike. Bob loved to attend auctions and estate sales whenever possible. He had to receive the Palladium-Item just to scour the classified ads and read the “funnies” every Sunday.
Bob took fashion cues from no one. He continued to wear his work uniform every day despite having retired years ago. His daughter’s attempts to keep his footwear/wardrobe selection up-to-date with current trends fell on deaf ears – because they were “too fancy.”
Bob restored a 1968 Camaro Z/28 with his son. He took so much pride in that car. Bob recently bought his dream car, a 1973 Plymouth Cuda 440, but he never got to drive it.
Above all, his favorite way to pass time was to spend it with his grandchildren, Wyatt, Grace, and Morgan Hoos, who he loved dearly. They will miss “Milkshake Fridays”, brunch at Sunshine Café, and countless hours spent hearing stories from the “old guy”.
Survivors include his son, Zachariah Hoos and wife, Melissa of Centerville, along with their children aforementioned; daughter, Candice Hoos of Indianapolis, Indiana; and sisters, Lurainia Bosley, Bonnie Hall, Cheryl Bulcher, and Carol Tripp-Dill; and brother, George Hoos.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Per Bob’s request, no formal services will take place. Instead, a Celebration of Life picnic was held in Maplewood Park, Centerville, Indiana, on Sunday, April 9, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please bring a covered dish to share. Drinks and cutlery will be provided.
Arrangements are being handled by Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Centerville Youth League, 100 Temple Drive, Centerville, IN 47330.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Barbara Ann Daffron

New Castle, IN - Barbara Ann Daffron, 76, of New Castle, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospice Care in Indianapolis.
She was born January 20, 1941 in Cambridge City, to the late Richard M. and Alice (Hatfield) Shelton.
A 1959 graduate of Lincoln High School in Cambridge City, Barbara was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved her family and friends in a sweet, caring way. She had worked at Regency Place Nursing Home in Greenfield and was a longtime member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, and in later years The Sanctuary, both in New Castle. She was known as a prayer warrior and enjoyed reading her Bible.
She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Cynthia L. (Oliver) Neal of Cambridge City; and Melanie J. (Jimmy) Johnson of New Castle; grandchildren, Jessica Chriswell, Nathaniel (Angel) Prince, Lauren Prince (Matthew Jackson), Andrea Hubbard, and Christopher Hubbard; great grandchildren, Marlee Ann-Eliza Jackson and Lennon Iris Jackson; a sister, Flossie Howard of New Castle; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Daffron; a great granddaughter, Eleanor Jackson; brothers, James and J.T. Shelton, and a sister, Sally Hurst.
Services were at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastors Jeff Jaco and Donnie Silvers officiating. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Visitation was from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. You may share a memory or condolence of Barbara at www.hinsey-brown.com.

Carol Ann Ward

Lewisville, IN - Carol Ann Ward, 60, passed away Monday evening April 3, 2017 at The Waters of New Castle.
A daughter of the late John and Mary Janet (Ackerman) Kocher, Carol was born in Richmond, Indiana on December 17, 1956. Carol has lived all of her life in the New Castle community and graduated from Tri High School with the class of 1975.
After high school she was employed at the New Castle State Hospital in the children’s ward. In 1984, she and her husband Jack began operation of K & W Ambulance Service (1984-2000). Following her work with the ambulance service Carol became involved in aiding the physically and mentally disabled. With her help, it was possible for her clients to stay in their homes. She loved her grandchildren and was a canine enthusiast.
Survivors include her husband, Jack D. Ward. They were married on April 23, 1977 in Richmond, Indiana; 1 daughter, Jessica R. (Dennis) Lytle of New Castle; 3 grandchildren, Paityn, Jaxton and Colton.
Visitation was from 4 p.m. until the time of services at 6 p.m. on Thursday April 6 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. Cremation followed at the Eastern Indiana Crematory, Lewisville. Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

P. Debbie Lynch

Dubois, IN - P. Debbie Lynch, age 62, of Dubois, Indiana, passed away at 12:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Timbers of Jasper, Indiana.
Debbie was born in Richmond, Indiana on February 24, 1955 to Emmitt and Patsy Sue (Hensley) Roddy.
She married J. David Lynch Sr. on June 15, 1973 in Richmond, Indiana.
He preceded her in death on October 1, 2007.
Surviving are two sons, Jason Lynch (Joni), and John Lynch (Amy) both of Dubois. Seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one sister, Trish Persohn (Jason), Dubois, and one brother, Kenny Roddy, Cambridge City, IN.
Preceding her in death beside her husband, were her parents.
Funeral services for Debbie Lynch were held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the Becher Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, Indiana with burial following in Haysville Community Cemetery.
Pastor David King officiated.
Visitation was held from 10:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. service time on Monday April 10, 2017, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.

Dorothy M. Sharp

Cambridge City, IN - 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
Online condolences may be made at www.waskoms.com

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.

William E. Pruitt

Centerville, IN - William E. Pruitt, age 73, of Centerville, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 3, 2017.
Born July 15, 1943, in Centerville, Indiana, to Winford and Maxine Davis Pruitt, Bill was a life-long resident of Centerville. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1961. Bill retired from the Perfect Circle/Dana Corporation in 2000 after 32 years of service. He worked for Sam Eicher Construction for the past 16 years. Bill was a hard worker and a good provider. He loved to garden and spend time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Pamela Sarver Pruitt, to whom he was married in 1965; daughter, Julie Anne Pruitt of Indianapolis, Indiana; son, Rodney E. Pruitt of Modoc, Indiana; grandsons, Colton, Chase, Seth, and Cash of Indianapolis, Indiana; sister, Carolyn Pruitt Ramey of Tennessee; brothers, Jerry (Liz) Pruitt of Centerville, Indiana, and Tom (Gloria) Pruitt of Celina, Ohio; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Johnny Pruitt.
Bill and his family would like to say thank you to Julie Harvey from Reid Hospice for being there when he needed her.
Visitation for William E. Pruitt will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Barbara Ann Harding

Richmond, IN – Barbara Ann Harding, age 80, of Richmond, Indiana, died Monday, April 3, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born July 19, 1936, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Robert C. and Mary Edith Campbell Hess, Barbara lived in this community most of her life. She was a graduate of Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis and earned her teaching degree from Indiana State University, where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. Barbara taught at several schools and retired from the English department at Centerville High School. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and many social organizations, including Psi Iota Xi Sorority. Barbara enjoyed playing cards, reading, travelling, and spending time with her very close friends.
Survivors include her daughter, Shannon Lynn Harding of Richmond; brother, Don (Pat) Hess of Greencastle, Indiana; two nephews and their families; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Floyd Shelby Harding who died August 6, 2009, and parents.
A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Earlham Cemetery, 1101 National Road West, Richmond with Pastor Tom Ream officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278 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.

April 5, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Alice M. Mitchem

Cambridge City, IN - Alice M. Mitchem, 98, of Cambridge City passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Reid Health in Richmond.
She was born on December 8, 1918 in New Castle to Clifford and Myrtle Ring Gillman and was raised by Elsworth and Hattie Darling. Alice had lived all of her life in the Henry and Wayne County area and had worked at Stop 1 and Lakeview restaurants.
Survivors include her children Dorothy Mullin, Frances Pickett, Gloria (Marion) Pickett, Frank (Mickie) Moffitt, Alta Roach and Susie Moffitt; 34 grandchildren, 89 great-grandchildren and 65 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Morton Moffitt; second husband James Mitchem; children Roy, Paul and Joe Moffitt; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter; siblings Don and Bob Darling, Paul, Lucille and Nellie Gillman.
Friends gathered on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 11:00 am until start of services at 1:00 pm at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City where Gary Isaacs officiated. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery.

Glora L. Anderson

Greenfield, IN - 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 Jr.

Pershing, IN - 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 and retired from PK/Erb Lumber Company. He was also a farmer and enjoyed trains, photography, tractors, traveling and visiting with friends.
Survivors include his children Duane (Penny) Snyder, Jeff (Stacy) Snyder, Cindy Greenwell and Stephanie (Jim) McFatridge; his significant other of 30 years Jelyne Ashcraft; step-son Steven Ashcraft; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother Douglas (Joyce) Snyder; niece Susan Snyder and nephew Steven Snyder.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with Danny Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Friends may call from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday April 3, 2017.
Contributions may be made to American Heart Association of a charity of your choice.

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.
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Ruth Louise Sweet

Lewisville, IN - Ruth Louise Sweet, 79, passed away on Wednesday evening March 29, 2017, with her family at her side. The only child of Richard and Mary Evelyn (Pope) Ryman, Ruth was born on February 26, 1938. Raised on the family farm in Rush County, she married her childhood sweetheart, Dwight Sweet, on August 27, 1960. He passed away on April 15, 2013. A Rushville Consolidated High School alumna, she graduated with a Bachelor Degree from Purdue University where she was also President of the University’s chapter of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She received her Master of Science degree in Education from Ball State Teacher’s College. After teaching high school Consumer Sciences for a few years, she left the classroom to devote herself full-time to supporting her husband and children. Ruth held various leadership positions in the Officers’ Wives Clubs at the Air Force Bases where she and Dwight were stationed during his twenty-year career as a pilot with the US Air Force. She was an integral part of her children’s lives and spent hours volunteering for many Parent Teacher Associations, school groups, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts troops, and other organizations. She was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewisville and delighted in working with young people whenever she could. She was a member of the Sunshine Club and enjoyed her experiences while serving on the Rush County Farm Bureau Board. An avid reader and lifetime learner, she always encouraged those around her to “bloom where you are planted”.
Survivors include her children David (Linda) Sweet of Lewisville, Indiana; Deborah (Bryan) Hummel also of Lewisville, Indiana; and Richard Sweet of Springville, Indiana. Also surviving are her grandchildren Nathan, Joshua and Lucas Hummel and Cole and Peyton Sweet as well as several cousins. Her parents and beloved Uncles and Aunts Marion and Lorena Scheetz and Elbert and Mary Pope preceded her in death.
Family and friends are invited to a Remembrance of Life Ceremony at 4 p.m. Sunday April 2, at the Lewisville Presbyterian Church. Rev. Arthur Whitaker will officiate. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Burial will be held at Ebenezer Cemetery in Rush County at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Lewisville.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Arthur Jay VanVleet

Richmond, IN - Arthur Jay VanVleet, age 92, of Richmond, died Sunday, March 26th at Forest Park. He was born on December 7, 1924, in Rome, New York. He graduated from Cornell University thanks to the V-12 Navy Training Program. His wife, Doris Ticknor, was a freshman at Cornell when they met. They were married for 68 years. Art earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, which resulted in the couple living in several east coast cities.
In 1962, the VanVleet’s moved to Richmond, Indiana, where Art was Vice President of Manufacturing at NATCO. After raising their family in Richmond, Art’s career took him to New Britain, Connecticut in 1974. Art and Doris moved back to Richmond to retire and to live near their son, Eric VanVleet, and his family in 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris VanVleet, who died in 2014.
Art knew life was a precious gift which he invested in his faith, family and friends. He played both tennis and golf into his 91st year. He had many good friends surrounding his interests such as golf, tennis, and church. He was a founding member of the Marching Chowder Bridge Club that started in 1962 and still meeting to this day. VanVleet was a committed community activist, one of the founders of Ivy Tech, President of the Richmond Symphony, President of Junior Achievement, and a member of the Chamber Board of Directors. In the last 2 years, he was very engaged in the “Heroin is Here” organization.
Survivors include his children, Alan C. (Emmanuelle) VanVleet of Pennsylvania, Eric L. (Linda) VanVleet of Richmond, and Karen L VanVleet of North Carolina; grandchildren, Erin, Taylor, Maddy, Shannon and Brad; great-grandchildren, Rogan, Sullivan, Drew, Bryn, Jack, Lauren and Addison; nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Ron Naylor officiating. Visitation will be held immediately after the service. Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, 100 North 10th Street, Richmond, IN 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

Crystal S. (Berry) Day

Cambridge City, IN - Crystal S. (Berry) Day, 67, of Cambidge 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.
Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 12:00 noon until start of services at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow in Sugar Grove Cemetery near Greensfork

March 29, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Jack T. Charles

Centerville, IN – Jack T. Charles, age 83, of Centerville, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon, March 24, 2017.
Born October 25, 1933, in New Madison, Ohio, Jack graduated from Richmond High School in 1952 and then entered the U.S. Army. Upon his discharge from the Army he attended Purdue University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Jack spent most of his career (31 years) working for Belden Corporation in Richmond, Indiana.
He was the third of four boys born to Roy and Treva Charles. The Charles boys’ troublemaking exploits were legendary. Jack married the love of his life, Shirley Prather. They have been married for 61 years. In addition to Shirley he is survived by his three children, David Charles (Kerri), Kim Lee (Bill), and John Charles (Gina); 11grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Matt Charles (Megan), Daniel Charles (Meredith), Ali Charles, Gabbi Charles, Sam Lee, Kate Lee, William Charles, Jack Charles, Adam Lee, Madison Lewis, and Hannah Lewis; and great-grandchildren, Brayden “Big Cat” Charles, Claire Charles, and James Charles. In addition Jack is survived by his oldest brother Billie Charles.
He was preceded by his parents and brothers, Richard and Bobby Charles.
Jack was a member of Centerville Christian Church. He enjoyed golf and once had a hole-in-one. Jack joked that the golf ball never got off the ground. He loved working on old cars, particularly 1965 and 1966 Ford Mustangs and 1956 and 1957 Ford Thunderbirds. Jack was a proud Boilermaker. His main passion was his family and wife. Jack loved spending time with his family, brothers, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews. All who knew him have fond memories of spending time with Jack, Uncle Jack or Grandpa. He was the rock of his family.
Special thanks go to Dr. Fred Callahan, Dr. Brian Berger, Dr. Robert Bode, Dr. David DeSantis, and the hospice care team at Reid Health.
Visitation for Jack T. Charles will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
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.

Kathryn Virginia Freeman

Richmond, IN – Kathryn Virginia Freeman, age 73, of Richmond, Indiana, passed Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born May 6, 1943, in Richmond, Indiana, to Lester Leroy and Ida Merritt Gray Sr., Kathryn was a life-long resident of Richmond. She was a self-employed beautician. Kathryn was artistic and enjoyed painting. She liked to sing and dance. Kathryn loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter, Nicki McQueen of Richmond; son, John Wesley Freeman III of McCordsville, Indiana; grandchildren, Joshua David Gray Freeman, Madison McQueen, and Miranda McQueen; sister, Terri J. (Dean) Wuertemberger of Charlotte, North Carolina; brothers, Arthur W. (Barbara) Gray of Richmond, Steve E. (Diana) Gray of Centerville, Indiana, and David B. (Barbara) Gray of Richmond; sister-in-law, Debbie Gray; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Freeman Jr., who died in 2004; parents; brother, Lester L. Gray Jr.; and niece, Serena R. Gray.
Visitation for Kathryn Virginia Freeman will be from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Mary Ruth Manis

Hagerstown, IN - 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

Elmer E. Hawkins

Richmond, IN - Elmer E. Hawkins, age 86, of Richmond, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at Ambassador Healthcare.
Born October 24, 1930, in Wayne County, Indiana, to Oscar and Florence Mills Hawkins, Elmer was a life-long resident of this area. He was a graduate of Earlham College. Elmer served in the National Guard. He was owner of Hawkins Brothers Construction Company. Elmer was a building trades professor at Ivy Tech for several years. He was a member of Centerville United Methodist Church. Elmer was very involved in church activities and enjoyed woodworking and fishing. He had a wonderful sense of humor.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Wanda Batt Hawkins, to whom he was married on October 8, 1950; son, Lee (Laura) Hawkins of Richmond; grandchildren, Marc (Catie Plemons) Hawkins of Waynetown, Indiana, Matt (René) Hawkins of Grand Island, Florida, and Ashley (Joel) Rogers of Huntington, Indiana; great-grandchildren, Paislee and Madeline Hawkins and Charlotte Plemons; sisters, Susie (David) Bond and Helen (Tom) Vickroy; brothers, Joe (Becky) Hawkins, Dave (Shelley) Hawkins, and Ben Hawkins; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Billy Hawkins, Don Hawkins, Dick Hawkins, Marvin Hawkins, and Sam Polver.
Visitation for Elmer E. Hawkins will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. James E. Slaven officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Centerville Abington Senior Center, 111 South 2nd Street, Centerville, IN 47330.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

James B. Cook

Centerville, IN – James B. Cook, age 93, of Centerville, Indiana, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born September 4, 1923, in Greenville, Tennessee, to John Carl and Mona Lucas Cook, James was a resident of Wayne County most of his life. He was a graduate of Centerville High School. James was a W.W. II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. He retired from Earlham College after 26 years and worked construction for Wagner Construction. James was a member of Centerville Christian Church and Centerville Abington Senior Center.
Survivors include his daughters, Rose Ellen Garrett of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and Kathleen Gilmore of Warsaw, Indiana; son, John M. Cook of Centerville, Indiana; grandchildren, Jennifer (Nathan) Rhoads, Kristiana Rhoads, Angie (Tony) Moon, and Jason Cook; six great-grandchildren; brother, Donald H.(Sally) Cook of Richmond; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Inez Ellen Morris Cook, who died on March 22, 2015; parents; and sister, Edith Alexander.
Visitation for James B. Cook will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Plummer officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Tommy Ross

Richmond, IN - Mr.Tommy Ross, of Richmond, IN passed away on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at the age of 75.
Tommy was born to parents Paul and Alma Ross on August 18th, 1941 in Winchester, IN later moving to Hollansburg, OH. He grew up as the eldest of five children and attended Westmont High School in Darke County, Ohio He served honorably in the United States Marine Corp in the 1960’s. After serving his country,Tommy moved to Richmond, IN.
Tommy married Caron Crutcher in 1965, and the couple had two children and adopted one. Caron passed in 1971 andTommy dedicated his life to his three children. Tommy worked at Belden in Richmond until his retirement.
Tommy is survived by his son Randy and his children Mackenzie, Myles and Mallory. His daughter, Tracy Shell; her children, Ronnie, Marissa and Justin and their children Ryker, Penelope and Noah. His son Mike had three children Tabitha, Brooke and Jessie. His siblings Eunice Snyder, Bob Ross and Gary Ross. He is preceded in death by his Wife Caron and his son Mike Fultz his parents Paul and Alma
and his sister Paula and brother Timmy.
Tommy will be cremated as per his wishes and interned with his beloved wife Caron at a grave-side service for friends and family at Dublin Cemetery on 25March2017 at noon. A Celebration of Life will be held later that day and will be announced by family.

Carl John Domitrovich

Ontonagon, MI - Carl John Domitrovich, age 88, died peacefully in his home on March 16, 2017, surrounded by family.
Carl was born to Frank and Mary Domitrovich on the family farm outside Ontonagon, Michigan, on May 24, 1928. He was the second of nine children. Carl graduated from Ontonagon High School in 1946.
He worked the family farm, and he and his brother George started a logging company together. In 1961, he married Janet Morin. They built their own home on the Domitrovich Farm and raised 5 children there. Carl spent his entire life farming and logging, teaching his children the importance of a good work ethic. Carl loved deer hunting, working in the garden, woodworking, building camps, including the Stein Club, of which he was a founding member. He had a chain saw in his hand, making firewood any chance he could get, up until the last few months of his life.
Carl’s life revolved around his faith. He was a lifelong, very active member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was unwavering in his faith, living his life as Jesus taught. He was a kind, considerate man, who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Janet, and five children: Lucy (Brian) Roberts, Joe (Monica) Domitrovich, Betsy (Warren) Morphew, Peter (Tami) Domitrovich, and Margaret (Bill) Stecker, fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his brothers Stanley, Tony, and George and his sister Dorothy. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Frank and Martin, and sisters Helen and Mary Lou.
The funeral was held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 21, at 11 o’clock a.m., with visitation beginning an hour before mass. The burial will be the spring.

Robert E. Finley

Richmond, IN – Robert E. Finley, age 87, of Richmond, Indiana, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born January 28, 1930, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Rayburn and Grace Ressler Finley, Robert lived in this community most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal during the Korean War. Robert worked at Crosley/Avco Corporation for over 20 years as a financial analyst and later worked at L3 Cincinnati Electronics, Bertsch Machine, and Wayne Dairy before retiring in 1995. He coached baseball in the Richmond Evening Optimist League and was a longtime softball umpire in this area. Robert was a member of the 1948 Richmond High School Coffee Club and American Legion Harry Ray Post #65 and was a past president of the Williamsburg Lion’s Club. He had an amazing sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 68 years, Barbara Fowler Finley of Richmond; children, Lynne (Daniel) Ketring of Noblesville, Indiana, Gary (Patricia) Finley of Dublin, Indiana, Sheila Acheson of Richmond, Jeffrey (Julia) Finley of Garrett, Indiana, and Gregory (Julia) Finley of Richmond; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and sister, Norma Marcelli of Mount Carmel, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Finley; grandson, Nathan Ketring; and son-in-law, Steven Acheson.
Visitation for Robert E. Finley will be from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Bishop Jeff Baker officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Diana Marie Ramey

Liberty, IN – Diana Marie Ramey, age 72, of Liberty, Indiana, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at her home.
Born July 3, 1944, in Connersville, Indiana, to Hubert and Colleen Hughes Scaggs, Diana lived in the Liberty area most of her life. She was a 1962 graduate of Short High School in Liberty. Diana was a former employee of the Union County School Corporation. She was a member of the Abington Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Dickie Allen “Dick” Ramey of Liberty; son, Kevin Scott (Lisa) Ramey of Liberty; grandchildren, Kyle Lee and Katelyn Marie Ramey; sister, Marcia (Larry) Clark of Everton, Indiana; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Abington Christian Church, 6775 Abington Pike, Centerville, IN 47330.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

March 22, 2017 Issue

Sue Joan Quick

Richmond, IN - 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.

Charles E. Bonwell

Cambridge City, IN - Charles E. Bonwell, 92, of Cambridge City went to be with his beloved wife Jean and his Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his residence.
He was born on November 19, 1924 to Ralph and Buelah Quinlan Bonwell and married the love of his life Norma Jean Cox on June 28, 1944 in Connersville, IN. Charles was raised by Jesse and Kathleen Bravard and entered the United States Navy on April 23, 1943. During World War II, he was a pilot in the Navy Air Corps in the Pacific Theater and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with five clusters.
He was employed for 43 years a Ford in Connersville, IN before retiring in 1987. He was also an avid restorer of antique John Deere tractors for many years. He was also and antique tractor puller and made his last hook in July of 2016 at the age of 91.
Charles was a member of the Milton Christian Church serving as an Elder. He also was a 50 plus year member of Milton Masonic Lodge #108 where he was a Past Master.
Charles is survived by his children Gregory A. (Jennifer) Bonwell, Marsha K. (Kendall Tollett) Gettinger, Kevin (Beth) Bonwell all of Cambridge City and Brett V. (Penny) Bonwell of Columbus, NE; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother Roy (Mary) Bonwell; nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death his wife of 61 years Norma Jean (Cox) Bonwell; a grandson Scott A. Bonwell; brother William and sisters Betty and Annella.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Milton Christian Church at 10:00 am with Rev. Scott Moistner officiating. Burial will follow in Valley Grove Cemetery where there will be military rites.. Friends may call at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Monday, March 19, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm where there will be Masonic services at 7:45 pm also one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Wanda A. Carpenter

Cambridge City, IN - Wanda A. Carpenter, 84, of Cambridge City passed away on March 15, 2017 at her residence.
She was born on May 25, 1932 in Knightstown, IN to Harry E. and Rosetta Rice Chapman but lived most of her life in the Wayne County area. Wanda worked as a waitress at the Soda Shoppe and retired from Ann Ferriell Figure Salon in 2009. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and drinking coffee at Lumpy’s and Hilltop with her friends.
Survivors include her daughter Jana Jo Carpenter; granddaughters Tamra (Matt) Davis and Jama Carpenter; great-grandchildren Alyssa, Christian and Greysen; great-granddogs Jersey and Hogan; siblings Al, Ed. Janet and Judy; several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Raymond E. Carpenter; sons Timothy and Dave Carpenter; siblings Bill, Gerald, and Louella.
Funeral services will be at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.
Online condolences may be sent to www.waskoms.com

Stanley C. Jones

Indianapolis, IN - Stanley C. Jones. 61, of Indianapolis, passed away March 13, 2017. He was born January 9, 1956 to the late C.A. and Mary (Shields) Jones. Stanley was a graduate of Tri-High School, earned his barber degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ivy Tech in Computer Technology. He started his career as a service manager for Aerus Electrolux, later purchasing the company and owning it for nine years. He enjoyed being the systems operator for the lightning at 1heart Arts Ministries and several Ivy Tech plays. Stanley was a Member of Buck Creek Christian Church for 27 years where he served as a Deacon and sang in the choir.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St.
Stanley is survived by his wife of 25 years, Janet; siblings, Nancy Morton (Ronnie), David Jones (Paulette), Marieta Boone (Larry), and Pat Ballew (David); father-in-law, Larrie Retz; mother-in-law, Diane Retz; and brother-in-law, Eric Retz. Stanley was preceded in death by sisters, Carol Beck and Jeanellen Mullen; and brothers John and Mark Jones.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Buck Creek Christian Church, 3525 Senour Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46239. www.shirleybrothers.com

Robert M. Kempton

Phillipsbug, OH – Robert M. Kempton, age 54, of Phillipsburg, Ohio, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Good Samaritan North Health Center.
Born November 28, 1962, in Richmond, Indiana, to John and Patricia Gephart Kempton, Robert lived in this community most of his life. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1981 and received an associate’s degree in Computer Science from Ivy Tech. Robert worked at Cycle Electric Inc. and also repaired computers part-time.
Survivors include his mother; brother, James (Julie) Kempton of Ellicott City, Maryland; aunts; uncles; nieces; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Dollars for Scholars, Attn: Centerville High School, 507 Willow Grove Road, Centerville, IN 47730
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Joyce Ann Hunt

Cambridge City, IN - Joyce Ann Hunt, 88, of Cambridge City passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Reid Health in Richmond.
She was born on December 3, 1928 in Richmond to Howard and Eva Mullins Glisson and had lived most of her life in the Wayne County area.
Joyce was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed baby sitting and working in home health care.
She also raised her granddaughter Kanasta Gaddis.
Survivors include her children Sandra (Simeon) Haler, Linda (Bob) Smith, Phillip Hunt, Pauletta (Rick) Black, Robert (Mary) Hunt and Carla (Danny) Palmer; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; and a sister Pauline Stoehr: nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by son Edward Hunt; 5 grandchildren Kevin, Arnold, Simeon, Christopher and John Henry; 1 great-granddaughter Isabelle; and a brother Richard Glisson.
Friends may gather from 11:00 am until start of services at 12:00 noon at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Friday, March 17, 2017 . Pastor Martin Holman will be officiating. Burial will follow in Westside Cemetery in Milton.

Maxie Mae Atwood

Milton, IN - Maxie Mae Atwood, 88, passed away Saturday afternoon March 11, 2017 at her home in Milton, Indiana with her son by her side. A daughter of the late William “Bill” and Mary P. (Clark) Smith, Maxie was born on June 24, 1928 in Orlando, Rock Castle County, Kentucky. She has made her home in the Milton community since the early 1980’s. Maxie was a homemaker who enjoyed working around her yard and watching the birds at the feeder.
Survivors include 4 children, David Atwood of Milton, Michael (Karen) Atwood of Marengo, Jerry Atwood of Connersville and Jennifer Rose (Steve) Henderson of Payneville, KY; 4 step children, Orville Atwood of Marengo, Thomas Atwood of Milltown, Boyd Atwood of Kirby and Loyd Atwood of Corydon; several grand and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Maxie was preceded in death by her husband, Willard D. Atwood who died on March 19, 1981. They were married in Jeffersonville on March 10, 1955; 2 step sons, Charles and Richard Atwood; 10 siblings.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. EST. on Wednesday March 15th at Everdon Cemetery, just south of interstate 64 off of State Road 66 on County Road 254 in Carefree, Crawford County, Indiana 47137. The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

March 15, 2017 Issue Obituaries 

Juanita L. Swim

Dublin, IN - Juanita L. Swim, 86, passed away peacefully at her home in Dublin while surrounded by her family on Saturday March 11, 2017. A daughter of the late Hollis and Clara C. (Widau) Goble, Juanita was born in College Corner, Indiana on November 25, 1930. Juanita has lived most of her life in the Cambridge City and Dublin communities. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School with the class of 1948. Juanita had worked in the cafeteria at Milton School for 15 years and Danner’s Department Store in Cambridge City. She had been a 4-H leader and member of the Eastern Star. Juanita was a member of the Do-Gooders Club, and attended the Milton Christian Church. In her leisure, she enjoyed playing euchre and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her 4 children, Vicki (Prentice) Lowe of Cambridge City, Barbara (Bill) White of Columbus, OH, Dennis (Cindy) Swim of Modoc and Lisa (John) Jesso of Dayton, MN; 5 grandchildren, Eric C. Lowe, Joel D. White, Justin W. (Danielle) White, Ashley (Clint) Hall and Rob Centers; several great grandchildren; 1 brother, Duane (Janet) Goble of Tucson, AZ; several nieces and nephews.
Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, Manzel C. Swim on April 24, 1998. They were married in Dublin on June 5, 1948; her granddaughter, Kelli Lowe on June 14, 2009; 7 siblings, Reba Thom, Leola Vance, Norma Hartman, Donna Gibson, Gerald D. Goble, Robert Goble and Helena Tyree.
No services are planned at this time. Memorial Contributions can be made in Juanita’s memory to the Do- Gooders Club, c/o Margurite Clark- 1762 Foundry Road/ Cambridge City, IN 47327. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin. The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Jane E. Cooper

Richmond, IN – Jane E. Cooper, age 74, of Richmond, Indiana, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born December 23, 1942, in Richmond, Indiana, to Edward P. and Joan M. Dubbs Van Etten, Jane was a life-long resident of Richmond. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Reid Hospital, delivered school buses for Safeway Drive Away, and was a bus driver for Roseview Transit. Jane was a Safety Patrol for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. She attended First United Methodist Church. Jane was in a bunko club for 50 years.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Ernest Cooper, to whom she was married on November 6, 1970; daughters, Amy (Tom) Fosdick of Richmond, Amanda Cox of Indianapolis, Indiana, Patricia Cooper of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Shan (Paul) Kempton of Bloomington, Indiana; sons, Eric (Melissa) Cooper of Richmond and Curt Cooper of Straughn, Indiana; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Peter E. (Rosanne) Van Etten of Sioux City, Iowa; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Kenny Jordan III and Scott Jordan, and parents.
Visitation for Jane E. Cooper will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Ted Chalk officiating Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
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.

Harold Wiley

Richmond, IN - Harold Wiley, 73, passed away Wednesday morning March 8, 2017 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, IN.
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 career 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

Nancy Jane Duning Hoff

Richmond, IN – Nancy Jane Duning Hoff, age 90, of Richmond, Indiana, died Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Friends Fellowship Community.
Our beloved mother was born in Richmond, Indiana, on August 24, 1926, to Emma Jean and Louis E Duning, who operated Duning Optical Co. for over 50 years, the area’s only manufacturing optician. Duning apprenticed under local Charles Jenkins, an important contributor to early motion picture camera technology.
Nancy was the wife and sweetheart of Stephen J. Hoff, who was devoted to her. He was a local industrialist, founder of Hoffco, Inc. which employed over 300 at its peak and which together with its other division Comet Industries were internationally known and respected brands of outdoor power equipment and drive train components; he held 103 patents.
Nancy was an active member of the Lutheran church, First Friends Meeting, and Tri Kappa Sorority in Richmond. She was a dedicated parent raising her three children, Michael, Michelle, and Stephanie in Richmond. She was known as “Saint Nancy” by all her loving family and friends, always having a smile on her face and a kind word. Nancy was a vital support to husband, Stephen. She would accompany him at the factory on weekends when he was first designing patents and parts. Dad would tease us all that this was his version of a Friday night out.
Nancy was always an avid reader and upon her move to Naples, Florida, donated her time by volunteering at the Collier County Library, and in her later years, she was awarded for loyal service upon her retirement from the library. Nancy was President of her Naples Senior Group and spent her spare time gardening, painting, listening to music, and dancing with friends. In 2009, Nancy returned to Richmond to enjoy her residency at Friends Fellowship Community.
Survivors include her son, Michael and wife, Jean and grandchildren, Michael, Andrew, and Danielle; daughter, Michelle Hoff Lee and grandchildren, Mackenzie Bradley and Merek Bigelow and great-grandchildren; and daughter, Stephanie Jean Bottine and husband, William Bottine and son, George Teichmann.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen J. Hoff, who died in 1989, and brother, Louis Duning, who died in 1985.
Memorial service for Nancy Jane Duning Hoff will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Friends Fellowship Community in the Community Room, 2030 Chester Boulevard, Richmond with Chaplain Sandra Ward-Angell officiating. Public graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at Earlham Cemetery, 1101 National Road West, Richmond. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
In lieu of floral tributes the family respectfully urges donations to: Whitewater Valley Land Trust (WVLT), for the “stewardship fund” of the Duning Wood State Nature Preserve, 4910 Shoemaker Road, Centerville, IN 47330, in memory of Nancy Hoff. Her role was crucial in enabling this first state nature preserve in the Whitewater Valley a decade ago. Duning Woods, a 300 acre ravine forest on Airport Road, Centerville, was her father’s hobby retreat after a hard day of lens grinding, etc. Its gift led to the formation of the WVLT organization, now an important influence for conservation of natural areas in our Valley, including now five other dedicated state nature preserves in Wayne County and 2,000 plus woodland acres all preserved in perpetuity.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

John Allen Coryell

Richmond, IN – John Allen Coryell, age 73, of Richmond, Indiana, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at his home.
Born October 26, 1943, in Centerville, Indiana, to Allen and Bessie Phillips Coryell, John was a life-long resident of Wayne County. He worked for the Richmond State Hospital as an electrician for 47 years. John enjoyed watching NASCAR and going to auctions.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Waldren Coryell, to whom he was married on July 28, 1979; daughter, Kimberly Waldren of Arden Hills, Minnesota; niece, Terri Coryell Tuckey of Fort Myers, Florida; and best friends, Bud Parrish and Gene Griffith.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Henry Coryell.
There will be no public services for John Allen Coryell. Burial will be in Elkhorn 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.

Cletis Eugene “Gene” Rivers

Dunreith, IN - Cletis Eugene “Gene” Rivers of Dunreith, passed away on Wednesday March 8, 2017. A son of the late Forest and Alma (Hamm) Rivers, Gene was born on October 20, 1928 in Upper Tygart, Kentucky. Gene enjoyed working in his garden, hunting and fishing with friends. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and retired from Chrysler in 1981.
Gene is survived by his children, Diana (Carl) Boss, Larry (Cindy) Rivers, and Steve (Lesley) Rivers; grandchildren, Travis Rivers, Trish Mastin, Traci Linville, Troy Rivers, Rob Boss, Emily Butera, Chloe Rivers, Brevan Rivers, Hailey Rivers and Kamdyn Rivers; great grandchildren, Lydia, Korbin, Katen, Tyler, Gabe and Grace; brother, Millard (Ray) Rivers; 2 sisters, Opal Bowling and Barbara Henson.
Gene was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 60 years, Barbara J. (Stone) Rivers on December 14, 2015; brothers, Armel Rivers, Arnold Rivers, Pete Rivers, Frank Rivers, Floyd Rivers, Forest Rivers, and Orbie Rivers; sisters, Marie Prescott, Sarah Hamilton and Lena Rivers.
Private services will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Marshall and Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. Burial will follow in Lewisville Cemetery.
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

Charlene K. "Judy" Sams

Richmond, IN . – Charlene K. "Judy" Sams, age 74, of Richmond, Indiana, died Monday, March 6, 2017, at Ambassador Healthcare.
Born June 8, 1942, in Richmond, Indiana, to Myron and Betty Yingst Caldwell, Judy was a life-long resident of Richmond. She was a cashier at Longs Shop n Save and Nolands Grocery Store. Judy was a lifetime member of the Wayne County Coon Hunters Association.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Wade Sams, to whom she was married on May 18, 1963; daughters, Theresa Sams and Penny Sams, both of Richmond; grandchildren, Thera (Matt) Logston, Heather (Quinton) Lohmoeller, Ian (Aurora) Davis, Casie Yoder, and Britney (James) Ward; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Dianna Daulton of Richmond.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Alfred "Buddy" Caldwell.
Visitation for Charlene K. "Judy" Sams will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Baker officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association/Stroke Association Midwest Affiliate, Memorials & Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

C. Herman Ellison

New Paris, OH – C. Herman Ellison, age 80, of New Paris, Ohio, died Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born April 23, 1936, in Rock Castle County, Kentucky, to Henry and Ollie Cupp Ellison, Herman was a resident of Preble County, Ohio, since 1955.
He worked at Belden and was owner-operator of Ellison’s Auto Glass. Herman was a devoted Christian and never knew a stranger. He was a very giving person, and was known as “Happy” at Wal-Mart.
Survivors include his son, Duane Ellison of New Paris, Ohio; daughters, Cinda Glunt of Richmond, Brenda (Jerry) Wright of Centerville, Indiana, and Belinda (Jerry) Irwin of Richmond; grandchildren, Nicole (Allen) Stinson, Jason (Jenny) DeBoo, and Jacob Wright; great-grandchildren, McKenzy and Kaylee DeBoo and Colton Stinson; sisters, Opal Leece of Arizona, Zella (Gordon) Lawson of Ohio, Verlyan (Kenneth) Ramsey of Kentucky, Ruby (Dallas) Brock of Kentucky, Jean (Richard) Fuson of Ohio, and Saundra (Gerry) Freeman of Kentucky; brothers, Darrell (Wanda) Ellison and Glen (Marsha) Ellison, both of Kentucky; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Shirley Mae Murr Ellison, who died on August 16, 2007; parents; sisters, Reba Short, Hester Leece, Lelia Durham, Esteleen Noe, Ellsie Ellison, and Maggie Ellison; brothers, Joe, Junior, and Bobby Ellison; son-in-law, Dave Glunt; and brother-in-law, Gary Murr.
Visitation for C. Herman Ellison will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Wayne Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Spring Lawn Cemetery in New Paris, Ohio.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Deborah Kay “Debbie” Stapleton

The choir of angels accepted their newest member, Deborah Kay “Debbie” Stapleton when God called her to her heavenly home while at Reid Health March 2, 2017. Debbie, age 67, was born on June 23, 1949 in Richmond, Indiana to John and Mary Jane (Morrison) Stapleton.
Debbie was a life-long resident of Richmond. She graduated from Richmond High School in 1967, and Ball State University in 1971. She earned her Masters in Education from Ball State in 1973. Debbie taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th grade at Rose Hamilton Elementary School for a total of 34 years. She was a member of Centerville Education Association, Indiana State Teachers Association and Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher Society. She held many positions at St. John Lutheran Church, including serving as a Eucharistic Minister, was on the Lay Ministry Board, Stephen Ministry, was a Sunday school teacher, and sang in the Senior Choir. She was a past board member of Interfaith Apartments, past volunteer at the Community Food Pantry in Richmond and was a past member of the I.U. East Community Chorus.
Survivors include her brother Jim and his wife Lannie, special sister Suzie Oaks, niece Julie Dawson of Greenwood, nephew Brian Stapleton of Noblesville, great nieces Rachel & Amanda Dawson, Kinley & Kyla Stapleton ; her extended family Steve and Brenda Oaks, Heath and Emily Oaks and children, Kyle and Adrienne Oaks and child, Rachel Oaks and children, Michael Oaks, and many cousins and friends. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, aunts and uncles.
Debbie enjoyed traveling extensively across the U.S. visiting friends and family. She and Suzie spent many memorable trips to Saugatuck, Michigan during the summer and fall seasons. Her favorite hobbies included reading and solving Sudoku puzzles.
Visitation for Debbie Stapleton will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary, 32 South 11th Street, Richmond, IN. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on March 9, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church, 501 South 7th Street with Pastor Robert Meckley officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1710, Richmond, IN 47375, or Community Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1345, Richmond,

Jane C. Hockersmith

Richmond, IN – Jane C. Hockersmith, age 88, of Richmond, Indiana, died Monday, March 6, 2017, at her home.
Born April 18, 1928, in Mount Auburn, Indiana, to Earl and Malvina E. Barrett Duff, Jane lived most of her life in Richmond. She was a 1946 graduate of Richmond High School. Jane retired as owner/operator of her own beauty salon in Richmond and was a homemaker first class, per her family. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Richmond Elks Auxiliary. Jane loved to play bridge and exercise at the Senior Center.
Survivors include her sons, Martin Hockersmith and David Hockersmith, both of Richmond; four grandchildren, Brandy, Christopher "C.D.", Aaron and Chris Hockersmith.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Harold Morgan Hockersmith, who died January 8, 2016; son, Michael Hockersmith; parents; and sister, Joyce Duff Short.
There will be no public services for Jane C. Hockersmith. 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: Hope House, P.O. Box 1828, Richmond, IN 47375.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Barbara Ann (Neal) Clements,

Prairie 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

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 Issue 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.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Neal Williamson; grandson, Thomas Allen Bullock; and two brothers, Harold "Pat" Pyle and Ralph Pyle Jr.
Visitation for Charles James Pyle will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Chaplain Jon Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery in Fountain City with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Rebecca Jane Garvin,

Centerville, IN – Rebecca Jane Garvin, age 68, of Centerville, Indiana, died Saturday, March 4, 2017, unexpectedly at Reid Health.
Born July 31, 1948, in New Castle, Indiana, to George O. Bertram Sr. and Ernestine Hoover Bertram, Rebecca was a life-long resident of Wayne County.
She loved life to the fullest. Rebecca’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her life. She was a special person, triplet, and friend to everyone she met. Rebecca loved everyone she met and they loved her. She enjoyed gardening, camping, and her koi pond. Rebecca loved spending time with her family. She will be missed more than words can say by her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Ronald Dean Garvin, to whom she was married on September 21, 1985; children, Melissa Helms of Centerville, Indiana, Kevin (Amy) Booth of Avon, Indiana, Montell Shinn of Centerville, Indiana, Dudley Garvin, Tony (Carolyn) Garvin, and Misha (Joe) Spencer; grandchildren, Austin, Brock, and Cameran Helms, Paige Burchett, Andrew Shinn, Shana Pardo, Nora McCrackin, Marlene Smith, Drew Ganu, Tara Allison, Kanisha Jacobs, Cory, Dustin, and Brandon Garvin, Andrea and Daniel Hayes, and Max and Mazzy Booth; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Rosemma (Phillip) Anderson, Jerry (Marcia) Bertram, David (Nita) Bertram, Phyllis (Brian) Garry, triplet sister, Roberta (Rex) Hensley, and triplet brother, Robert Bertram; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and many friends including special friends, Mary Robertson and Jeanne Van Sickle.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Rhonda Taylor; sisters, Iona Brown and Elle Mae Bertram; and brother, George Bertram Jr.
Visitation for Rebecca Jane Garvin will be from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will follow at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home with Rev. John Maples officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: U.S. Bank, for the Rebecca Garvin Fund c/o of Ron Garvin, 220 East Main Street, Centerville, IN 47330 or directly to the family.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Karla H. Blum

Richmond, IN -  Karla H. Blum, age 87, of Richmond, died Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born October 8, 1929, in Gummersbach, Germany, to Paul and Hilde Hundhausen, Karla and her husband immigrated to Richmond in the early 50's.
She was formerly the Personnel Manager for the Richmond, Anderson, and Marion Symphonies. Karla attended St. Mary Catholic Church and First English Lutheran Church. She enjoyed hiking and loved playing bridge.
Survivors include her daughters, Bettina Blum of Richmond and Annette (Stephen) Lavallo of Evansville, Indiana; son, Michael (Karen) Blum of Richmond; grandchildren, Trevor Blum of California, Dr. Evan (Dr. Laura) Blum of Michigan, Alexandra (Jason) Born of Texas, Gabrielle (Weller) Ross of Kansas, and Sal Lavallo of the U.A.E.; great-grandchildren, Serena, Hunter, and Landry Born and twins on the way in Michigan; sister, Barbara (Lothar) Viebahn of Germany; brother, Paul-Helmut (Veronika) Hundhausen of Germany; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Manfred W. Blum, who died June 4, 1990; parents; grandson, Tadd Blum; and brother, Dr Thomas A. Hundhausen.
A memorial visitation for Karla H. Blum will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor John R. Walker officiating. Burial will be in Lutherania Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Cope Environmental Center, 4910 Shoemaker Road, Centerville, IN 47330.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

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.

Albert C. Gentry

Richmond, IN  – Retired United States Army Colonel Albert C. Gentry passed away peacefully on March 2, 2017.
He was born in Marion, Indiana, in 1938 to Virgil and Mary Louise Gentry. Al attended Lincoln High School in Cambridge City and later studied at Earlham College where he earned a degree in economics.
Soon after college, Al joined the United States Army and actively served his country at several locations including the U.S. Army Base in Toul, France. Although employed as an industrial engineer at Cooper Industries (Belden Wire and Cable), Al remained a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. During that time, Al was recalled to active duty to fulfill several posts including Commander at Fort McCoy (La Crosse, WI) where he deployed thousands of U.S. troops to Southwest Asia during operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield.
A pillar of our community, Al dedicated years of his life to improving the environmental and cultural well-being of local Hoosiers as well as attracting countless regional and out-of-state visitors to Richmond. His philanthropic endeavors and contagious enthusiasm seemed endless. For example, inspired by his decades-long membership in SPUR (Society for the Preservation and Use of Resources), Al was instrumental in transforming a neglected riverbed into a vibrant and dynamic natural park and recreation zone through his exemplary dedication to the Whitewater River Gorge Project.
Furthermore, as a key member of the Starr-Gennett Foundation, Al helped bring back to life - and to an entire music-loving community - Richmond, Indiana's unique history and groundbreaking role as the birthplace of recorded Jazz.
For his work and achievements, Al received the Charles A. Rodefeld Award for Leadship in Philanthropy and the Community.
Al is survived by four children, Albert C. Gentry II of Brownsburg, Indiana, Alan Christopher Gentry of Carmel, Indiana, Andrew C. Gentry of Paris, France, and Mary Lizabeth Gentry-Adams; grandchildren, Kelsey Gentry, Zach Owen Gentry, and Alexander Adams; sister, Patricia Wells of Richmond; brothers, Glen D. Gentry and Steven Gentry, both of Richmond; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, M. Loraine Gentry; grandson, Nathan Evan Gentry; parents; and brother, Jim Gentry.
Your visitation for Al C. Gentry is welcome from 4-8 p.m. Friday March 10, 2017, at Doan and Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday March 11, 2017, at Doan and Mills Funeral Home followed by graveside services at Locust Grove German Baptist Cemetery, CR 400 South and CR 9530 East, Henry County, Indiana. Military honors will be provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at: www.michaeljfox.org.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guestbook at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Rowan Pax Worl

Rowan Pax Worl, the son of Joshua and Megan (Rauthe) Worl, was born and passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Henry Community Hospital.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Willow; maternal grandparents – Mike and Beth Rauthe; paternal grandparents – Paul Worl and Angela (Joe) Eldridge; aunts – Misty Gates and her son, Michael, Katlin Rauthe and Sara Marcum; uncles Logan and Jason Eldridge; maternal great-grandfather – Lester (Lisa) Pebworth and paternal great-grandparents – David and Janice Ripberger.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6 to 7 pm on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. Online condolences may be made at www.waskoms.com

Orville J. Tebbe

Orville J. Tebbe, 93, of Dublin, IN passed away at Reid Health in Richmond on Monday, February, 27, 2017.
Orville was born on January 3, 1924 in Oldenburg, IN to Theodore C. and Louise Pulskamp Tebbe and had lived most of his life in the Cambridge City and Dublin areas.
He was a retired service technician having worked for Alpine Amusements for 54 years. After retirement he then helped his son, Eric at Tebbe Automotive. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Cambridge City, Eagles Lodge in Brookville and the Moose Lodge in Connersville.
Orville enjoyed gardening, playing cards and socializing with family and friends.
Survivors include his children James (Bonnie) Tebbe, Debbie (Mike) McCullum, Judy (Eddie) Lykins, David (Annette) Tebbe and Eric (Tonya) Tebbe; a step-son Brent (Debbie) VanWinkle; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother Loren (Dorothy) Tebbe; a sister Marge Bedel; special friend Edith Moore; and nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Margaret E. Tebbe; and brothers Herschel, Gerald, Cyril, and Wilmer.
Friends gathered on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel from 12:00 noon until start of services at 2:00 pm with Father John Luerman officiating.
Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 333 W. Maple St. Cambridge City, IN 47327.
Online condolences may be sent to www.waskoms.

Danny J. Moffitt

Danny J. Moffitt , 64, of Cambridge City passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at his residence.
He was born on June 10, 1952 in New Castle, IN to Mortonand 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

Terry Lee McDaniel

Liberty, IN - Terry Lee McDaniel, Indiana - Terry Lee McDaniel, of Liberty, Indiana was born October 30, 1953 in Richmond, Indiana the son of Dan and Ruth (Ryan) McDaniel.
Terry worked at Swayne Robinson for 20 years, then Mosey Manufacturing until he became ill. He loved listening to music and wood working. He loved his family unconditionally. He had a contagious smile and was loved by so many.
Survivors include his spouse Sandy May McDaniel, his children Heather Greye of Liberty, Indiana, Terry McDaniel Jr. (Maria) of Connersville, Indiana; grandchildren Kylie McDaniel of Boston, Indiana, Jorden McDaniel (Kyle Ezsol) of Richmond, Indian, Kierstin McDaniel, Hunter Greye, Brooke Greye, Branden Greye, Lily Given, Holden Givens, Logan Givens, Whitney, Joe, Matthew Gentry, Bella Quante, Rylee Givens all of Liberty, Indiana, Karleigh Taylor a special grandchild; great grandchildren Baby Ezsol due in May, Adelynn Gentry, sisters Odie Spillars of North Carolina, Sharon Reeves, Sadie McDaniel, Phyllis Asher all of Richmond; brothers Ronnie McDaniel of Cambridge City, Indiana and Freddie McDaniel of Richmond; Mother-in-law Lola May of Indianapolis, Indiana; sisters-in-law Gloria McDaniel, Pauline McDaniel, Mary McDaniel, Donna Harrison, Debbie Harlan, Trisha Wright, Dollie Settle and Tammy May, brothers-in-law Jerry Spillars, Woody May, Jim Settle, Paul Harlan, nemours nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents Dan and Ruth and his brothers Danny and Shorty.
Service will be held at Community Family Funeral Home on Saturday March 4, 2017 at 1:00PM, family and family may visit two hours prior to the service. Services have been entrusted to Community Family Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.communityfamilyfh.com

Deanna F. Unger

Cadet, MO - Deanna F. Unger age 75, of Cadet, Missouri died February 25, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Mrs. Unger was a previous resident of Centerville, Indiana.
She retired from IDOT as a highway dispatcher. She was born June 28, 1941 the daughter of Reed and Reba (White) Lewis of Jay County. She was married to David Steed and he passed away in 1969, she later married John Unger and he died in 2002. Deanna enjoyed her cats, taking care of her flower beds and hummingbirds.
Surviving are a son, Brian Steed (wife Shannon) of Cadet, MO;, a brother, David Lewis (wife Charlene) of Carmel, IN; a sister, Susie Sells (husband JC) of Pahrump, NV; two grandsons, Jacob (fiance Jessica Martin) and Lucas Steed; granddaughter, Melissa Grace Steed; and one great-granddaughter, Ava Steed all of Cadet, MO.
Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow in the Lisbon Cemetery in Randolph County.
Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences at www.bairdfreeman.com

Carrie Kanorr Caldwell

Connersville, IND - Carrie Kanorr Caldwell, 95, of Connersville passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Heritage House in Connersville.
One of two daughters of Alvin and Flossie Stoll Kanorr, Carrie was born on June 11, 1921 in Washington Township, Mercer County, Ohio.
For many years, Carrie worked at Hooks Drugs in Connersville and during World War II, she worked at American Central. On June 29, 1946, she married Russell W. Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell passed away on October 31, 1971.
For many years, they farmed in the Cambridge City area and she worked at Visteon for 25 years. Carrie was a member of the Wayne County Home Economics Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Caldwell (Chuck) Dunivan of Crossville, Tennessee; a son, Stephen D. (Trudy Todd) Caldwell of Connersville, grandchildren, Michelle Charles McFarland, Ahndrea Dunivan, Jeremy Russell (Amanda Osborne) Caldwell, Joshua Stephen Caldwell, Stephanie (Steve Rogers) Caldwell Ramey; great-grandchildren, Geoffrey Bertsch Snyder, Amber Fulton (Robert) Smith, Cory Joseph Fulton, Nicholas Charles Ramey, Kellie Ann Caldwell, Kaleb Russell Caldwell; great-great-grandchildren, Adam Michael and Emma Nicole Smith; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her husband of 25 years, Russell Caldwell, Carrie was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mildred Kanorr Peters; brother, Leland Kanorr; grandson, Roger Lee Bertsch.
Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Chaplain Rick Alvey will officiate. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com

March 1, 2017 Issue Obituaries 

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.

Brian R. Munchel

Brian R. Munchel, 48, of New Madison, OH passed away on Friday February 24, 2017 at Reid Hospital after a long and courageous battle with MS. He was born on April 2, 1968 at Reid Hospital to Lowell and Sandra (Altman) Munchel. Brian was a 1986 graduate of Tri-Village High School and attended Sinclair College in Dayton. He was employed by Ludy Greenhouse Mfg. for over 30 years and was a computer aided draftsman.
Brian loved his family and rock & roll music. He was a talented designer and a former drummer playing with Mystical Presence and The Quest. Brian was grateful for all the help and support of his many wonderful friends and in return he gave many hours doing things for others through his creativity and designs.
He is survived by his sons, Camren and Carsen Munchel; his parents, Lowell and Sandra Munchel; sister, Kelley (Mike) Jones; dear friend, Jamie Munchel; nieces, nephews and many wonderful and supportive friends.
Brian was preceded in death by his grandparents and his brother Corey Munchel.
A Celebration of his Life Gathering will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at www.nationalmssociety.org
Arrangements are entrusted to Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City, IN.

Margaret Jean Holwager

Margaret Jean Holwager - February 25, 1925 - February 14, 2017. This lovely, white haired charmer was born February 25, 1925 to Ethel (Metzger) and R. W. Jontz, at home in Silver Lake, Indiana. Jean was christened Margaret Jean Jontz. Her mother was partial to Margaret, while her father liked Jean. For about two weeks she was called Margaret but then her mother relented and she has been known as Jean ever since. Whether Jean or Margaret, to know this Matriarch of the Holwager Family is to love and admire her, a beautiful person, both inside and out whose legacy lives on through cherished family and dear friends.
After high school, Jean went on to Indiana University. Initially, during summer break she would work on the inspection line later admitting that she didn’t have a clue what she was “inspecting,” only knowing that it was top secret and part of the World War II effort.
While at IU Jean would accomplish two major goals, earning a degree in Business Education and meeting her future husband, Joseph E. Holwager, at a Sorority (Alpha Omicron Pi) social. Joe had just returned from a hitch in the Navy and was two years behind Jean who graduated in 1947. Jean and Joe were married in 1949 as soon as he graduated and she found her first teaching job in a town near South Bend, Indiana.
A few years later, the couple relocated to Beech Grove due to Joe’s work with the State Department of Health in Indianapolis and an open business education teaching position filled by Jean at Beech Grove High School. The two grew deep roots just south of Indianapolis bringing up three children, fostering countless friendships, and actively supporting the Beech Grove United Methodist Church.
She baked a mean pie and even after empty nesting and Joe’s passing in 1987, twice weekly pie baking sessions and sour dough bread were common in her kitchen, especially for family dinners, church bazaars and bake sales. If a Jean Holwager pie was in the sale, it was one that usually went first.
Jean passed peacefully on February 14, 2017 and is survived by her three children, David, Bill, and Linda, seven grandchildren, Mark, Andrew, Mary Jean, Andrea, Jon, Michael and Ellie, one great grand-child, Shannon, and a brother, Jon.
She is pre-deceased by her parents, her husband, and two brothers, Joe & Richard.
Family and Friends gathered for visitation from 4pm-8pm at the Beech Grove Little & Sons funeral home on Friday February 24, 2017. A Funeral Service was held at University Heights United Methodist Church on Saturday February 25, 2017 at 10am with burial at Lakeview Cemetery in Silver Lake, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers the family requests charitable contributions be made in Jean’s memory to either the United Methodist Women or the Better Indy Babies (BIBs) pantry, a ministry of the University Heights United Methodist Church.
www.littleandsonsbeechgrove.com
Arrangements under the direction of Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, IN.

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.

Robert Keith Jenkins

Robert Keith Jenkins, 67, of New Castle, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at Henry Community Health. He was born October 15, 1949, in Henry County to the late Russell T. and Rachel (Strausser) Jenkins.
A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Robert was loved very much by his family. He worked for Economy Tile and Nelson Tree Trimming for over 13 years. He was devoted to his church, Trinity Full Gospel Tabernacle. He was a very hard working man who also loved fishing and boating.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Joyce (Dock) Jenkins of New Castle; children, Vanessa (Rodney) Cook of New Castle, and Defena Jenkins of New Castle; grandchildren, Joshua Martt of New Castle and Crystal (Kevin) Huffman of Straughn, Tiffany Douglas of New Castle, Darrell (Jozelle) Thompson II of New Castle, Deann Mills of New Castle; great grandchildren, Lethan, Lexi, Joslynn, Darrell III, Arianna, Darren, Adilynn, Izabella, Ryleigh, and Phoebe; siblings, Donald Jenkins of New Castle and Ilene Elliott of New Castle; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Phyllis Wright, Geraldine Conway, Bertha Rose, and Norman Alderson.
Services were at 1 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017 at Trinity Full Gospel Tabernacle with Pastor Brian Hisle officiating. Burial followed at Green Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. You may share a condolence or memory of Robert at www.hinsey-brown.com.
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                                               Kandi Lynette Dillon
Kandi Lynette Dillon, age 35, passed away on Saturday (February 18th 2017) after a battle with cancer. She was born on January 15th 1982 in Greenville, Ohio to Kirk Clark and Charlene Sturgeon and had lived in this area all of her life. She was a 2001 graduate of Richmond High School, and graduated top of her class at DDIC. She had worked at Golden Rule in the kitchen, and at the state hospital until her diagnosis. She loved to be around her friends and family, particularly her sons. She loved to capture those moments in the photos she loved to take and display. Kandi loved to cook, sew, quilt, and play cards. She was a woman of strength who stayed strong for her family. Given 6 weeks to live a year ago, she chose difficult treatments to spend more time with her family. She considered herself Shera Strong for the strength she shared with the character.
Survivors include her husband Tyler Dillon; Sons Ethan Boone and Dylan Boone; father Kirk (Annetta) Clark; mother Charlene (Dave) Sturgeon; siblings Kacy (E.J.) Stelle, Kody (Jamie Baker) Clark, Krystal (Jeremy) Mathews, Ky (Kayla Burge) Clark; step sisters Heather (Travis Fletcher) Mead, Tasha (James) Page; step brothers Justin (Cat) Glass, James Glass, Jesse Sturgeon; sister in law Andrea (Brad) Russell; grandparents Edith (Elmer) Hammond, Melodie Earles, Dale (Debbie) Clark, and Beverly Eller; friends from Hi-Lites Salon, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and several special friends. She is preceded in death by a grandfather Jack Earles and cousins Seanathon Clark and Shayne Christian.
Services for Kandi will be held on Friday (February 24th 2017) at 11 a.m. in Liberty Church of Christ (102 S Main St. Liberty, IN 47353) Pastor David Soper will officiate. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery in Centerville. Friends may call on Thursday (February 23rd 2017) from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in Riggle – Waltermann Mortuary (32 South 11th St. Richmond, IN 47374) In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Kandi’s name to Liberty Food Pantry (3737 Waldemere Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46241)
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                                                            Gary David Samples
Centerville, IN. – Gary David Samples, age 63, of Centerville, Indiana, died Monday, February 20, 2017, at his home.
Born November 6, 1953, in Scottsburg, Indiana, to James and Sopha Spencer Samples, Gary had lived in this community since 1986.
He was a graduate of Crothersville High School. Gary retired from Belden in 2016, after 18 years of service. He formerly worked at County Market. Gary was a fan of IU basketball, the Indiana Pacers, the Indianapolis Colts, and the LA Dodgers. He loved to travel and spend time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Cynthia Boxell Samples; daughter, Jessica (Dan) Scholl of Westfield, Indiana; son, Nathan Samples of Centerville; sisters, Wanda Campbell of Seymour, Indiana, and Linda Samples of Louisville, Kentucky; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation for Gary David Samples will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Alvey officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County, 1717 South L Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

                                                     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.

Helen Jean Williamson

Lewisville, IN - Helen Jean Williamson, 75, passed away Sunday afternoon February 19, 2017 at Ambassador Healthcare in Centerville, Indiana.
A daughter of the late Elmer and June (Jenkins) Williamson, Helen was born in Richmond, Indiana on July 16, 1941.
Helen grew up in the Lewisville community and graduated from Lewisville High School with the class of 1959. She attended Indiana Business College. Helen lived most of her working life in Richmond while employed by the Richmond Palladium Item as the newspaper’s Head Librarian. She retired from there after 35 years of service.
Following retirement she returned to work for two years at the Richmond State Hospital and moved back home to Lewisville in 2003.
She was a member of the Lewisville Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include 3 siblings, Ted Williamson of Riverdale, GA, Becky (Marvin) Railsback of Richmond and Mary Ann (Tony) Hickman of Lewisville; nieces and nephews.
Helen was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Brown on March 20, 2009 and a brother, Bill Williamson on November 4, 2003
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Thursday February 23, 2017 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Rev. Peter Zinn of the Lewisville Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will follow at the Lewisville Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

February 22, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Opal M. (Stephens) Lewman

LEWISVILLE- Opal M. (Stephens) Lewman, 92
On February 15, 2017, long time Lewisville resident, Opal M. Lewman passed peacefully away at home.
Born, April 1, 1924, to Andrew and Elizabeth (Roe) Stephens, she was the eighth of nine children. Opal attended and graduated from Lewisville High School in 1942 and married the late L. Elmo Lewman on Dec. 24, 1944.
Opal was a kind and caring woman, a hard working farm wife and loving mother. She was an avid gardener, known for her huge gardens and for many years, her strawberry patch. She could tell you everything and anything you needed or wanted to know about plants, trees, flowers or weeds. She had a special way with animals she raised or rescued, most remembered were two orphaned crows, Charlie and Bozo, a goose named Bob and Petunia Pig. She loved horses most of all and rode for many years.
Opal worked on the farm, at the New Hope Nursing Home and retired from the New Castle Developmental Center after 20 years of service.
She is survived by daughters, Gloria (Frank) Bowling and Faith Groce from New Castle, son and caregiver, Stephen Lewman; sister, Ruby Docker of New Castle; grandchildren, Andrew (Teresa) Chew of New Castle, Kristi (Mike) Clarkson of Connersville, Scott (Karl) Bowling of Anderson, Shawn (Steve) Thurston of Sulphur Springs, Anessa (Jeremy) Meadows of San Antonio, TX, Zackariah Medford of Muncie, Jason (Heather) Groce of Spiceland, Amber (Adam) Chambers of Indianapolis, John (Angela) Lewman of Bellvue, NE, Zachary Lewman of New Castle; great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding her in death along with parents and husband are brothers, George Masters, Willie Masters, Otto Stephens, Homer Stephens; sisters, Bertha La Fontain, Mary Helms, Donna Oler; son in-law, Herman Groce, Jr. and an infant grandson.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Monday February 20, 2017 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. Rev. Arthur Whitaker will officiate. Burial will follow at the Lewisville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Henry County Animal Shelter- 11 Midway Drive / New Castle, Indiana 47362 would be preferred.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Arnold R. Turpin

Arnold R. Turpin, 94, of Greensboro, IN, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center in New Castle. He was born April 22, 1922 in Somerset, KY to the late Alonzo and Nancy Pearl (Sutherland) Turpin.
A Veteran of the U.S. Army, Arnold co-owned and operated J J & T Trucking Company, where he retired after 38 years of service in the trucking industry. He also was employed by Turpin Electric for 20 years, carried mail, worked at Everett Kings Sawmill, was operations manager for Cresco Lines, Indiana division, and terminal manager for McClain Dray Lines in Richmond and Connersville, Indiana. Arnold attended Greensboro Church of the Nazarene and was a member of the Knightstown American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Arnold is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eva Coleen (Lee) Turpin, whom he married in 1952; five sons, Joseph A. (Beth) Turpin, of Greenfield; Jon B. (Linda) Turpin of Cambridge City; George Scott (Beth) Turpin of Seymour; Stephen (Liz) Turpin of Etowah, NC; James (Laura) Turpin of Greensboro; two daughters, Debra (Pat) Fausset of Shirley and Lee Annette (Danny) Douglas of New Castle; 19 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Ford of Indianapolis and Opal Lindley of Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Turpin and Cameron Paul Turpin; grandson, Andrew Robert Turpin; brothers-in-law, James Ford, Darrell House, Bill Lindley, Carl Stonerock, and Donnie Wallace; sister-in-law, Doris Wallace.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Reverend Gene Bennett and Pastor Danny Douglas officiating. Burial will follow at Hicksite Cemetery in Greensboro. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Memorial contribution may be sent to National Kidney Foundation, 911 E. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240. You may share a condolence or memory of Arnold at www.hinsey-brown.com.

Melvin L. Mozingo

NEW CASTLE- Melvin L. Mozingo, 82, passed away Tuesday evening February 14, 2017 at AMG Specialty Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana. A son of the late Terry and Thelma (Becker) Mozingo, Melvin was born on November 28, 1934 in Greensburg, Indiana. He graduated from Sandy Creek Township High School in Decatur County with the class of 1953. He was called to the ministry and served several congregations in United Methodist Church which included charges in Greensburg, Ogden and New Castle. As with many ministers, Melvin also worked a second full time job to help support his family. He worked in fiberglass production doing research/development and maintenance for 28 ½ years (1953-1980) for Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company in Shelbyville and also in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He returned to the Knightstown/New Castle area in 1980 and worked in the maintenance department at Richmond State Hospital from 1980-2002.
Survivors include 3 children, Melvin Boyd (April) Mozingo of Grand Rapids, OH
Freida Mozingo of New Castle and Randy (Shari) Mozingo of New Castle, PA;
7 grandchildren, Cassandra (Joe), Daniel, Duane, Kathy, Amber, Stefan and Christopher; 4 great grandchildren, Aiden, Redden, Charlotte and Greyson;
3 siblings- Dale (Synda-Ann) Mozingo and Jo Ann (Bill) Bates both of Greensburg and Linda (Russell) Wilson of Westport; nieces and nephews.
Melvin was preceded in death by his wife, Anna (New) Mozingo on August 15, 2001; 2 siblings, Rollin Mozingo and Sharon Bochover.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 6 p.m. on Saturday February 18, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Rev. Carol Wiley of the Spiceland United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at the Hope Cemetery in Hope, Indiana.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

February 15, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Dean Winkhart

DUNREITH-  Dean Winkhart, 61, passed away February 10, 2017 at his home in Dunreith.  Dean was born in New Castle, Indiana on April 24, 1955.  He was a lifelong resident of the Dunreith/Spiceland area and graduated from Tri High School with the class of 1973.  Dean had worked for Chrysler Corporation as a machine operator until his retirement do to health reasons.  Dean was an avid table tennis player and was the founder of the Spiceland Table Tennis Association.  He also raced stock cars at Mt. Lawn and Anderson, was a NASCAR fan,  enjoyed motorcycle racing and all motor sports.

     Survivors include his mother, Betty June (Fine) Winkhart of New Castle; 3 children, Jody Chiarotti of Indianapolis, Ryan (Jaime) Winkhart of Plainfield and Lindsey Winkhart of Indianapolis;  4 grandchildren, Trenton Winkhart, Asher Wright, Lexi and Ty Chiarotti; 3 siblings, Ladona (Jerry) Cash, Russell Jr. and Barry Winkhart all of Spiceland; nieces, nephews and cousins.

     Dean was preceded in death by his father Russell Winkhart Sr. on November 12, 2007 and 8 year old sister, Kristy Rene Winkhart.

     Visitation will be at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel from 1 p.m. until the time of Memorial Services at 3 p.m. on Saturday February 18, 2017.  Rob Ammerman will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Circle Grove Cemetery in Spiceland.

     Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Lorena May Osborn

Lorena May Osborn, 94, formerly of Cambridge City passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Reid Health in Richmond, IN.
She was born on January 25, 1923 in Cambridge City to William and Mildred E. Rummel Clifton and had lived most of her life in Cambridge City, in the same house in which she was born, before going to Forest Park in Richmond seven years ago.
Lorena had owned and operated Eastside Grocery in Cambridge City where she was also the butcher from a very young age. She was a member of Eastern Star for over 50 years, a member of Psi Iota Xi Beta Chapter since 1940 and a member of First United Methodist Church in Cambridge City. Lorena was famous for her fudge which she gave as precisely wrapped gifts and also contributions for fund raisers.
Survivors include daughter-in-law Judy Casteel: grandchildren Kathy L. Osborn, Kristy L. Osborn , David J. Osborn and Tracy Osborn; and 2 great-grandsons Harper Osborn – Pockrass and Casey Osborn.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years Robert Osborn; step-sons Jack and Robert Osborn; and a sister Islea Clifton.
Friends may call at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 11:00 am until start of services at 2:00 pm. Pastor Jeff Shafer will be officiating. Burial will follow in Zion's Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing, IN.
Memorial contributions may be made to Psi Iota Xi, Beta Chapter, C/O Waskom's, 1010 E. Main St., Cambridge City, IN 47327.

Teresa Ann Lockwood

LEWISVILLE - Teresa Ann Lockwood, 51, of Lewisville, passed away Sunday February 5, 2017 in Richmond, Indiana.
A daughter of the late Martin L. and Martha Jean (McDowell) Lockwood, Teresa was born in Richmond, Indiana on February 13, 1965. Teresa grew up in Dublin and was a lifelong resident of Wayne and Henry counties.
She had lived in Florida during the 1980’s when all of her children were born. She was a stay at home mom of three and loved spending time with her family. Teresa enjoyed drawing, animals and being outdoors. She especially enjoyed the mountains. She met Shawn nine years ago and was able to “see the world” by riding team with him in the semi. She had a heart of gold and will be missed dearly.
Survivors include her companion, Shawn Monaghan, whom she met nine years ago in Louisiana; 4 children, Crystal Ann Hilbert of Connersville, Zachariah Lee Hilbert of Riverside, CA, Joel Elliot Hilbert of Lewisville and Shawn Michael Monaghan; 11 grandchildren, Bryant, Isabel, Caleb, Elania, Trinity, Chassadie, Emileigh, Gavin, Conner, Kaiden and Alyssa; 1 brother, Larry (Teresa ) Lockwood; 1 niece, Yvonne. She was preceded in death by her aunt, Mary Lou De’Anne.
Visitation will be from noon until the time of services at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday February 11, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Michael Drouin of the Remnant Church will officiate.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Dorothy L. Turner

RICHMOND, Ind. – Dorothy L. Turner, age 93, of Richmond, Indiana, died Monday, February 6, 2017, at Golden Living Centers/Golden Rule.
Born January 30, 1924, in Centerville, Indiana, to Cecil and Bessie Davison Bane, Dorothy was a 1942 graduate of Richmond High School.
She ran a lathe at Perfect Circle, worked at Decca Records, and retired from JC Penney after more than 25 years of service, having worked downtown and at the mall. Dorothy was a member of Faith-Trinity United Methodist Church and attended Fountain City Wesleyan Church. She was a member of Elks Lodge of Dunkirk, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Richmond Senior Center, and the Whitewater Ballroom Dance Club. Dorothy was known for her pies. She enjoyed sewing, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her sons, Dr. Michael (Rise') Turner of Sandy, Utah, Gary (Elaine) Turner of Richmond, and Dennis (Cathleen) Turner of Springfield, Virginia; six grandchildren, Amy (Michael) Barnes of Indianapolis, Indiana, Devin Turner of Sandy, Utah, Greg (Sarah) Turner of Richmond, Melissa Turner of Ashburn, Virginia, Jerome (Greyson) Turner of Richmond, Virginia, and Jessica (Ryan) Rapp of Denver, Colorado; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Jenkins of Richmond; brother, Robert (Fabbie) Bane of Richmond; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Roy J. Turner, who died on March 1, 1994; parents; sisters, Zola Abner, Elizabeth "Tibby" Rosser, Sue Walters, Juanita McFarland, Jean Miller, and Virginia "Tiny" McClellan; and brothers, Marvin, Carl, Willard, Ervin, Ronald, and Roy "Buddy" Bane.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Gardens at Golden Living Centers/Golden Rule for their compassionate care in going above and beyond for Dorothy.
Visitation for Dorothy L. Turner will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Elkhorn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Golden Rule Alzheimer's Unit, 2330 Straightline Pike, Richmond, IN 47374.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Amos E. Bertsch

Amos E. Bertsch, 90, of Cambridge City passed away on February, 7, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born on June 17, 1926 in Richmond, IN to Clinton O. and Mary Pearl Simpkins Bertsch and was a 1944 graduate of Milton High School.
After graduation he served 2 years in the United States Navy serving during WWII on the USS Sheridan and recently participated in Honor Flight. After service he returned to Wayne County, IN and had worked at Perfect Circle, and was a lifetime farmer.
Amos was a member of Wayne County Soil Conservation for 12 years, the Propbusters R.C. Club in Richmond, Home Circle, Eastern Indiana Snowmobile Club, American Legion Post #169, on the Washington Township Board and was on the Board of Farmers Grain. He was also a lifelong member of Zion's Lutheran Church in Pershing.
Survivors include his companion, Mabel Longnecker; children, Terry G. (Jane) Bertsch, Becki (Rick H.) Davis, Kenny A. (Delaina) Bertsch and Charles C. (Traci) Bertsch: grandchildren, Star, Kara (Christine), A.J., Lloyd, Jeff (Wendy), Jeremy, Laurissa (Paul), Brandon (Jodi), Alizabeth, Shelby and Chase ; great-grandchildren Max, Jack, Tru, Riley, Preston, Kollin, Karson, Gavin, Jada, Ava, Sophie, Owen, Carter; nieces, nephews; sisters-in-law, Mid Jurgens and Dorothy Sharp.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn Ravencraft Bertsch whom he married on April 16, 1948; brothers Maynard, Ralph, Arthur, Ray, Donald (Jiggs) and Arville (Mike) Bertsch and sisters Mary Martha Miller and Margaret Day.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Zion's Lutheran Church in Pershing with Rev. Jerry Mielke and Rev. Dr. Clarke E. Hobby officiating. Burial will follow in Zion's Lutheran Cemetery where there will be military graveside services. Friends may call at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Friday, February, 10, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
Online condolences may be sent to www.waskoms.com.

Ronald Brian Cheek

RICHMOND, Ind. – Ronald Brian Cheek, age 73, of Richmond, Indiana, died Sunday, February 5, 2017, at his home.
Born March 29, 1943, in Richmond, Indiana, to Harry and Eleanor Borridaile Cheek, Ron was a 1961 graduate of Richmond High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from Maryville College. Ron was a supervisor for the Richmond Sanitation District. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Ron enjoyed his Bible study, reading, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his son, Brian (Twana) Cheek of Centerville, Indiana; grandchildren, Nathan and Brynna Cheek; sister, Michele (Charles) Beard of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial gathering for Ronald Brian Cheek will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, 318 National Road West, Richmond. Memorial service will follow at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ted Chalk officiating. Private burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Gideon International for the Memorial Bible Fund, P.O. Box 1092, Richmond, IN 47375.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

February 8, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Bryan Clark

CAMBRIDGE CITY- Bryan Clark, 54, formerly of Cambridge City, passed away Wednesday February 1, 2017 at his home in Richmond, Indiana.
The youngest of four sons born to the late Robert and Juanita June (Parkhurst) Clark, Bryan was born in New Castle, Indiana on July 14, 1962.
He grew up in the Cambridge City/Western Wayne community and attended Lincoln High School. Bryan had worked in the building trades and as a ride operator for Poor Jack Amusements. In his leisure, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his 3 children, Tonya (Aaron) Foster of Straughn, Toby Clark of Greens Fork and Timmy Clark of Indianapolis; 3 grandchildren, Dominic and Brayden Foster and Sawyer Clark; 1 brother, Larry Clark of Washington State.
Bryan was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Mike and Steve Clark.
Memorial Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday February 11, 2017 at the Straughn Community Chapel, located on U.S. Hwy. 40- Straughn, Indiana 47387
The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

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.

John C. Burger

Lewisville- John C. Burge, 82, passed away Saturday afternoon January 28, 2017 at his home in rural Lewisville while surrounded by his loving family.
A son of the late John Ora and Thelma (Pheiffer) Burge, John was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 6, 1934. He and his family moved to Rush County and the Raleigh area when he was a young boy.
John graduated from Raleigh High School with the class of 1953 where he played basketball and baseball. He served 7 years in the United States Army Reserves. John married the former Coralyn McBride on April 30, 1955 at the Raleigh Christian Church. Following their marriage, the couple moved north of Raleigh to the McBride family farm where they continued the farming operation, raising hogs, cattle and grain. John enjoyed being outdoors and loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an Elder at the Centerville Christian Church for over 20 years and in his leisure enjoyed fishing, NASCAR racing and watching baseball and college basketball.
John is survived by his wife of 61 years, Coralyn Burge; 2 sons, John Scott (Kathy) Burge of Carthage and Brett Wayne (companion, Marie Godar) Burge of Rushville; 4 grandchildren, Andy (Mandy) Burge of Connersville, Jennifer (Michael) McCallister of Arlington, Casey (Robert) Frye of Connersville and Heather Burge of Knightstown; 14 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; 1 brother, Richard (Connie) Burge of Rushville; daughter in-law, Debbie Burge; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful companion, Jake.
John was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Christy Volz and a sister, Phyllis Pond.
Visitation will be from noon until the time of a Celebration of Life Service at 3 p.m. on Sunday February 5, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. Pastor Terry Cochran of the Centerville Christian Church will officiate. Burial will be made at a later date in the Raleigh Zion Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Premier Hospice- 11550 N. Meridian Street/ Suite 375, Carmel, IN 46032.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.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.

Mary Lois Holman

RICHMOND, Ind. – Mary Lois Holman, age 92, of Richmond, Indiana, died Sunday, January 29, 2017, at her home.
Born February 18, 1924, in Walton, Indiana, to William Charles and Bessie Waters Irvin, Mary lived in Richmond and Liberty most of her life.
She retired as a medical assistant from Richmond Cardiology, and formerly worked at INA and Montgomery Ward. Mary was a former member of Liberty Church of Christ. She enjoyed camping, traveling, and especially playing games. Mary loved spending time with her family and friends. She never met a stranger and loved people.
Survivors include her children, Denny (Aleesha) Poe of Culver, Indiana, and Darla Holman Anderson and Linda (David) Dunlap, both of Richmond; grandchildren, Nathan Anderson, Jarod Poe, Nickolas Dunlap, Jon Dunlap, and Matthew Dunlap; great-grandchildren, Kyler Poe and Ethan Anderson; and other extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Holman who died September 7, 2004; parents; three infant sons; and brothers, Vlon and Gerald Irvin.
The family would like to thank caregivers, Laura, Katelyn, Virginia, and the other staff members of Reid Hospice. They all did a wonderful job.
Visitation for Mary Lois Holman will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home. Burial will be in Abington Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Reid Foundation for the Hospice Program, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374 or 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.

Randy “Ruff/Rude” William Jordan

RICHMOND, Ind. – Randy “Ruff/Rude” William Jordan, age 20, of Richmond, Indiana, died in an automobile accident on Friday, January 27, 2017.
Randy was born on January 9, 1997, in Richmond, to Rex and Carla Gaston Jordan. He was a 2015 graduate of Centerville High School, where he was a tri-athlete. Randy was a sophomore at IU East. He enjoyed basketball and football. Randy was a member of Christ United Church. He had a big heart and was a very giving person. Randy was loved by many.
Survivors include his parents; sister, Tabatha Jordan; brothers, Elliott Gaston, Rex Jordan Jr., Luke Jordan, and Jack Chafin; girlfriend, Hannah Newland; special niece and nephew, Kashlyned Gaston and Kelvin Gaston; aunts, Tammy Vaughn and Amie Strothman; cousins; and many friends, including Austin Gossett and Mark Simpson.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Carlos Gaston; uncle, Randy Gaston; and best friend, Caleb Stevens.
Visitation for Randy William Jordan will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Major Everett Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Jean R. Roark

Richmond, IN - Jean R. Roark, age 87, passed away Tuesday (January 24th 2016) at Arbor Trace in Richmond.
She was born in Parke County, Indiana to Clarence and Lois Ellis. She resided most of her life in Randolph County.
She enjoyed doing crafts, particularly sewing. She loved to be outdoors, working in her garden and bird watching. Jean loved the countryside. She also loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her children Reed (Mary) Roark of Centerville, Sandra (Tom) Johnson of Winchester; Ramona (Lee) Lewis of Wisconsin, Annette (Bob) Brackin of Florida, and Bill (Becky) Roark of North Carolina; grandchildren Jeff Roark, James (Krystal) Roark, John (Kevin Hicks) Roark, Brian Johnson, Curtis (Tracy) Johnson, Jared (Danielle) Johnson, Christy (James) Miller, Chad (Kristin) Brackin, Justin (Caitlin) Brackin, Hillary (Morgan) Crawford, Haylea (Shane) McCoy; great grandchildren Natalie, Dexter, Jacob, Madison, Alexis, and Abigail.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Finley Roark in 2008.
The family of Jean will hold a private family service at a later date.

Joseph Patrick Bates

Joseph Patrick Bates, 45, of Centerville, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Fayette Regional Health System.
The oldest of two children of Melvin Bates and Patricia Lunsford, Joseph was born on January 13, 1972 in Connersville.
He attended Connersville High School where he was a member of the All State Choir and Show Choir. In 2012, Joseph attained his Associates Degree in Business Management from Ashford University.
Joseph started delivering newspapers for the Connersville News Examiner at a young age before he took a position as manager of Pizza Hut. He also worked at Pizza King and Ford in Connersville. While in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Joseph was general manger for Taco Bueno and also worked at Whataburger. In recent years, together with his fiancé, Linda Joy Gray, Joseph returned to delivering newspapers for Connersville News Examiner. In his leisure, Joseph enjoyed listening to music, especially the Beatles, collecting Beatles memorabilia, and spending time with his family.
Besides his fiancé, Joseph is survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Donnette Bates of Tulsa, Oklahoma; father, Melvin (Juana) Bates of Tulsa, Oklahoma; mother, Patricia Lunsford of Connersville; children, Miranda Bates, Raeann (Blake) Phillips, Abbey Bates, Patrick Bates all of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Rashele Bates of Pineville, North Carolina; grandchildren, Amelia and Ashton Martinez, Miah Dorney, and Eleanor Joe Phillips, due in April; sister, Jennifer (David) Quesenbury; paternal grandfather, Donald Hilbert of Tulsa, Oklahoma; nephew, Davian Quesenbury; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Joseph is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Emma Hilbert and his maternal grandparents, Charles and Frances Riley.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Alquina United Methodist Church with Pastor Rob Judd officiating. Cremation will follow. Family and friends may call from 4 until 8 PM, Friday, January 27, 2017 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home and anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.

Marjorie Helen Wantz Norrick

Marjorie Helen Wantz Norrick, born June 7, 1916 to Orville Seth Fowler and Florence (Covalt) Fowler passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents; two siblings, Wilma Fowler House and Richard Fowler; husband, Howard Eugene Wantz; and husband Stanley Eugene Norrick.
She is survived by her children, Leslie J. Wantz (Janice), Elaine K. Cunningham, Ann W. King, Susan J. Kupisch; stepson Daniel A. Norrick (Gerry); six grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and seventeen nieces and nephews.
She was an elder and active member of the First Christian Church, New Castle, Indiana; served as a volunteer coordinator for Meals on Wheels; knitted caps for newborns at Henry County Hospital; and was an expert with creative handwork. She and her husband, Howard, owned Wantz Electric Sales in Cambridge City, Indiana and Connersville Electric Supply. After Howard’s death, she worked at Audrey’s women’s apparel shop in Connersville. She and Stanley enjoyed retirement traveling and camping.
The Funeral service will be held at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, 3406 S. Memorial Drive, New Castle, Indiana, on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Mooreland Cemetery for immediate family members. In lieu of flowers, please offer donation in her memory to the First Christian Church, 2000 Bundy Avenue, New Castle, Indiana 47362. You may express condolences or share a memory of Marjorie at www.hinsey-brown.com.

David W. Harsh, Sr.

David W. Harsh, Sr., a lifelong Connersville resident, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, January 23, 2017 at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana.
One of five children of Martin Lee and Alice Harsh, David was born on March 6, 1956 in Connersville. He graduated Connersville High School with the class of 1973 and earned his Electrical Certificate from Ivy Tech.
On October 26, 1974, David was married in Hamilton, Ohio to the former Mary Jo Kuhn of Connersville.
David worked at Custom Extrusions for fifteen years and Baxter Healthcare for eleven years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of over 42 years, Mary Jo Harsh; children, David W. Harsh, Jr. of Cambridge City, Indiana, Jamie Jo (Brad) Owens, of New Castle, Indiana; brothers, Martin L. (Tammy) Harsh, Jr. of Glenwood, Indiana, Richard G. (Marla) Harsh of Milton, Indiana; sisters, Cheryl (Daryl) Remy of Alpine, Indiana, Margaret (Junior) Isaacs of Connersville; a half-sister, Lori Bringhurst Dice of Nashville, Tennesee; four grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his parents.
Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Rev. Thomas Sproles will officiate. Folowing cremation, burial will take place in Valley Grove Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at millermosterrobbins.com

Joyce Marie Jordan

Joyce Marie Jordan was born on December 5, 1942 at her home place in Brookville, the daughter of Thomas and Bessie Wolf Downard.
She married Walter M. Jordan on December 9, 1959 at the Bible Baptist Church in Metamora and he preceded her in death on July 28, 2013.
Joyce was a homemaker and provided child care both in and out of her home for many children over the years. She was a 50 plus year member of the First Baptist Church in Brookville, taught Sunday school for 42 years was a faithful servant of the Lord who loved sharing his good news. Joyce was an avid walker, and her joy of gardening was awarded with the Beauty Spot of the Month. Her greatest love was spending time with her family, and on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at the age of 74, Joyce passed away with loved ones by her side.
Those surviving who will cherish Joyce’s memory include her loving children, Linda (Jackie) Stenger, Scott (Cheri) Jordan, Todd (Tifiney) Jordan and Brenda (Carris) Smith all of Brookville; 9 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren, with 2 more on the way. Several siblings also survive, Ruby Erjavek of Fruitland, FL, Roger (Ruth Ann) Downard of Metamora, Bruce (Kim) Downard of Brookville, Mike Downard of Brookville, Donna (Gary) Cook of Brookville, David (Rosemary) Downard of Metamora, and Gary (Kaye) Gouge, Robert Gouge, and Vickie (Donnie) Bogue all of Cambridge City. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by siblings, Donnie Downard, Mary Jane Downard, and Timothy Downard.
Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville and on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 530 Market Street, Brookville. Pastor Michael Holman will officiate the service at 11 a.m. and burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be directed to the family. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Joyce Jordan.

Evelyn J. Blue

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Evelyn J. Blue, age 82, of Centerville died Thursday, January 26, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born November 3, 1934, in Richmond, Indiana, to Grant and Mildred F. Day Jones, Evelyn was a life-long resident of this area. She was a 1953 graduate of Centerville High School. Evelyn was a para-professional with Connersville-Centerville-Abington Co-op for special education. She was past president of Phi Chapter of Phi Chi Epsilon Sorority. Evelyn enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and IU Basketball. Evelyn’s family was her life.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Robert E. Blue, to whom she was married on August 7, 1953; daughter, Teresa Jolene (Danny) Sharpe of Centerville, Indiana; son, Chad Mitchell Blue (Vicki Muse) of Richmond; sister, Carolyn (Bill) Smith; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Linda Bradley; and brother, Curtis Jones.
Visitation for Evelyn J. Blue will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Chaplain Jon Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
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.

Rickie (Rick) T. Davis

Rickie (Rick) T. Davis, 67, of Milton, Indiana passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at his home.
The only son of Arnold and Marie Wicker Davis, Rick was born on August 28, 1949 in Lackey, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Connersville High School with the class of 1967.
Rick was a truck driver for Dallas Mavis Forwarding Company, retiring after over 20 years of service.
On July 13, 2001, Rick married the former Debbie Schube Dill in Wayne County, Indiana.
Rick enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Besides his wife, Debbie, survivors include his mother, Marie Davis of Indianapolis; a son, Rick Davis, Jr. and his wife, Debbie, of Connersville; step-daughter, Stacy Linderman and her husband, Mike, of Milton; grandchildren, Aidan Linderman of Milton and Zach Linderman of Indianapolis; sister, Donna Davis of Indianapolis; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 12:00 noon on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Laurel North Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at millermosterrobbins.com

Elder Wade Hampton Stanley Sr.

RICHMOND, Ind. – Elder Wade Hampton Stanley Sr., age 71, of Richmond, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord Friday evening, January 20, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at his home following a brief illness.

He was born March 5, 1945, in Rockford, Illinois, to James Franklin and Eloise Simril Stanley. He attended school in Rockford and then later moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan. After residing two years in Grand Rapids, he met the love of his life, his wife of 47 years, Jacquelyn Turner of Benton Harbor, Michigan. They were married in Grand Rapids on December 24, 1969. He attended Kirkland Community College in Cadillac, Michigan, for 18 months before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1971. Elder Stanley was first employed at Jewish Hospital as an orderly in 1972. He went through the Craftsman Program, known as Prep-Jet to become an electrician. The Lord blessed him to become a journeyman electrician for the I.B.E.W. Local 212 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Elder Stanley was filled with the Holy Ghost in 1974, under the Ministry of Bishop and Mother John H. Mathews Jr. who at that time was an overseer. Bishop Mathews later became the National/International Presiding Prelate of the A.O.H. Church of God Inc. Elder Stanley honored and really loved his Spiritual Father, Bishop Mathews. Elder Stanley was ordained as an Elder in 1976. He was appointed as Pastor of the First A.O.H. Church of God on Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1980. He left a legacy of witnessing/preaching throughout Local 212 on his job sites. Throughout his ministry, he formed spiritual relationships with holy men of God. The Lord blessed him to be able to enter into a Fourth Sunday Fellowship with three other pastors, Elder Isaac Roberson, Elder Edward Cook, and Bishop Jerome Spencer. In these services many were healed, delivered, and set free. The Lord blessed these pastors to be unified in love. He then moved to Jamaica, New York, to pastor the Jamaica A.O.H. Church of God in 1992, after commuting for two years and residing there for three years. In 1995, he moved to Richmond, Indiana, where he pastored God’s House of Prayer, Love, and Restoration under the leadership of Superintendent Harry Hawkins of Freeport, Illinois, until his passing. He was another man of God that Elder Stanley really loved, and who was also his uncle. A young lady from Richmond, Sister Vanessa who Elder Stanley prayed for in 2012 was healed of cancer.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Mother Jacquelyn Stanley; three daughters, Melinda Stanley and Valecia Dickens, both of Richmond and Tralaina Stanley of Xenia, Ohio; two sons, Minister Jermayne (Renee) Stanley of Richmond and Elder Darius (Juerita) Stanley of Centerville, Indiana; one son in the gospel, Elder Robert (Venus) Dothard of Cincinnati, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Marquette, Di-yante, Jacquan, Mercedes, Devante, Di-Yamonte, Veronica, Jaden, Little Jermayne, Jaleah, and Jzhira; 11great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jimmy (Greta) Garrison, Nathan Stanley, and Ben (Leisa) Stanley; two sisters, Linda Collins and Carolyn (Dwight) Moss; three special aunts, Edna Fletcher of Toledo, Ohio, and Annie Malone and Leona Stanley, both of Athens, Alabama; one special uncle, Morris Stanley of Toledo, Ohio; a host of spiritual children and grandchildren in the Lord; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Wade Hampton Stanley Jr.; sisters, Jacqueline Hawkins and Eunice McGill; three brothers, Elder James R. Stanley, Elder Michael Stanley, and Robert Stanley.

Visitation for Elder Wade Hampton Stanley Sr. will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Additional visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2017, at Faith Temple Apostolic Church of God, 825 Rockdale Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio. Homegoing service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2017, at the church. Burial will at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with Doan & Mills Funeral Home.

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

Joseph "Jake" Campbell

Joseph “Jake” Campbell, 83, of Cambridge City passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at The Springs of Richmond, surrounded by his family.
He was born on October 1, 1933 in New Castle, IN to Herschel and Vada Purvis Campbell and was a 1951 graduate of New Castle High School. Jake worked as a paperboy for the Courier Times and worked his way up to Head carrier. Jake and Vera moved to Cambridge City in May of 1971. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Jake retired after 30 years from Chrysler in New Castle, as a furnace repairman in 1995. He was a member of the American Legion and loved I.U. Basketball and watching football.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years Vera J. “Enochs” Campbell; their children, Jody (John) Younts, Jeffery (Christine Sipe) Campbell, Judy (James) Gerrian, Terri (Shawn) Neil, Toni (Lance) Kerney and Traci (Frank) Johnson; 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-grandsons who will be born this spring; nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Jacqueline Brammer.
Friends may gather from 1:00 pm until start of services at 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.

January 25, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Douglas L. Krull

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Douglas L. Krull, age 59, received his wings on January 20, 2017. Doug was born April 17, 1957 in Dayton, Ohio to Paul “Dusty” & June (Greer) Krull. Doug as an avid Ohio State fan and a Cleveland Browns fan through the good…well, all the years. He was born and raised in West Carrollton, Ohio. In his thirties he moved to Richmond, Indiana where he met and married Patti. Early in his adulthood, he served in the United States Navy. As he got older, he worked as a welder and laborer at local factories such as Hoffco and Carpenter, spent several years working security and worked maintenance at Ivy Tech Community College. In recent years, Doug spent his time watching Ohio State football, watching Jimmie Johnson win Nascar Championships, tinkering in his garage, fishing and hanging out at the ballpark watching his grandsons play ball. Doug never met stranger. Even with a rough exterior, he had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. He was very proud of his family and made sure to tell them, along with anyone who would listen.
Doug is survived by his wife of 23 years, Patti Krull; one brother, Thomas Krull; one son, Ron (Clara) Bales; Two daughters, Joy Bales and Beth (Clint) Newton; nine grandchildren, Megan Stamps, Amber (Zach) Shriver, Brittany Stamps, Brittney Jenkins, Skylar Bales, Gavin Newton, Allie Bales, Gunnar Newton and Campbell Newton; three great-grandchildren, Brody Stamps, Greyson Shriver and Peyton Moore; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and many more friends.
Doug is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Terry and Jon Krull; and two grandsons, Dougie Bales and Cooper Newton.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, 1993 Cumberland Street, Dublin, Indiana. Funeral Services will follow with Pastor Robert Meckley officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cooper M. Newton Fund C/O The Wayne County Foundation, 33 South 7th Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or the Cambridge City Youth League, P.O. Box 122, Cambridge City, IN 47327.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com.

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.

Jennifer Lea Morgan

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Jennifer Lea Morgan, age 36, of Centerville, Indiana, died Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Reid Health.

Born October 3, 1980, in Richmond, Indiana, to Richard A. and Wendie S. Moistner Morgan, Jennifer was a life-long resident of Wayne County. She enjoyed serving holiday meals to people in need and riding with her dad on his motorcycle. Jennifer loved spending time with her children, nephews, and the rest of her family.

Survivors include her sons, Skyler and Zyon Young of Centerville and Alex Lindsay of Fountain City, Indiana; parents; brother, Mathew (Natalie) Morgan of Saratoga, Indiana; maternal grandparents, Betty and Leslie Moistner of Centerville; nephews, Lane and Jake Matt Morgan of Saratoga; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends, including Anthony Young of Bunker Hill, Indiana, and Mike Lindsay of Fountain City, fathers of her sons.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Doug and Delores Morgan.

The family requests that everyone dress casually and join them for a visitation for Jennifer Lea Morgan from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Centerville Fire/Rescue Auxiliary, 414 S. Morton Ave., Centerville, IN 47330.

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

Betty M. Barlow

Betty M. Barlow, 89, of New Lisbon passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center. She was born November 16, 1927 in Johnstown, PA to the late Everett and Lillian (Burns) Evans.
A graduate of Kentucky Christian College, Betty also attended Butler University School of Religion for two years. She was a member of the New Lisbon Christian Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent and the missions secretary.
Betty is survived by her four daughters, Pamela (John) Schetgen of New Castle, Deborah Robbins of New Lisbon, Loucinda (Glenn) Davenport of Straughn, Tamara (Bradley) Clark of Canton, Ohio; grandchildren, Tina (Rob) Thompson of Spiceland, Melissa Neal of New Castle, Ryan Davenport of New Lisbon, Robbie Robbins, Sara (Tony) Lee both of New Castle, Trent Robbins, Trey Robbins, both of New Lisbon, Emma Clark, Fletcher Clark, Anthony Clark, Marissa Clark, Joseph Clark, and Elaina Clark all of Canton, Ohio; great grandchildren, Quentin and Aurora Thompson, Dylan Hunt, Onika Purvis, Alex Neal, Ellie and Gwin Lee; step-grandchildren; Kevin Davenport of New Castle, and Brent Davenport of Remington; sister, Rosemary Custer of Johnstown, PA; sister-in-law, Mary Humphress of Lexington, KY.
In addition to her parents, Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Barlow and brothers, Everett Evans Jr., John Evans and sister, Ruth Tyner.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017 at New Lisbon Christian Church with Ken Tyner and Pastor Mark Lomison officiating. Burial will follow at New Lisbon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2017 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46209-4830. You may express condolences or share a memory of Betty at www.hinsey-brown.com.
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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

John W. Gibbs

CONNERSVILLE- John W. Gibbs, 79, passed away Tuesday morning January 17, 2017 at Hickory Creek of Connersville. John had lived in New Paris, Ohio prior to moving to Connersville 4 years ago. A son of the late Dewey and Irene (Stewart) Gibbs, John was born in Dublin, Indiana on June 28, 1937. He was raised in the Dublin and Milton communities and attended school there. John enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. on January 31, 1956 and was honorably discharged on July 31, 1958. Upon exiting the military, John worked various jobs which included installing insulation in Florida and California, Gentry’s Roofing in Dublin for twelve years, night deposit box courier and delivering shuttle buses across the country. In his leisure, John enjoyed being a member of the American Legion in New Paris, Ohio, boating and taking automobile rides.
Survivors include 6 children, John William Gibbs Jr. of California, Ronald Eugene Gibbs of Grand Junction, Colorado, Richard Allen Gibbs of Connersville, Jo Sharmayne Gibbs of California, Melissa Ann Marin of Hemet, California and David Lee Gibbs of Pahrump, Nevada; several grand and great grandchildren; 4 siblings, Dewey Gibbs Jr. of Centerville, Gail E. Gibbs of Connersville, Alice Price of California and Jim Gibbs of Connersville; and several nieces and nephews.
John is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Megan Marie Gibbs; 3 siblings, Donald Gibbs, Mary Lou Childs and David Lee Gibbs.
Visitation will be from noon until the time of services at 2 p.m. on Friday January 20, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Steve Earlywine will officiate. Burial will follow at the Zion’s Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Austin M. Sparks

RICHMOND, Ind. – Austin M. Sparks, age 22, of Richmond, Indiana, died Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Reid Health.
Born May 9, 1994, in Richmond, Indiana, to Michael V. and Renee Wallace Sparks, Austin was a life-long resident of this community. He graduated from Northeastern High School in 2012. Austin was self-employed. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his friends and family. Austin never knew a stranger. He was known for his conversations and remarkable ability to remember details about the people he met. Austin loved working on cars and could fix anything. He was always eager to help.
Survivors include his wife, Mallory P. Sparks of Richmond; sons, Westin and Wyatt Sparks; father, Michael V. Sparks of Richmond; mother, Renee (John) Wickett of Richmond; sister, Rachel Sparks of Richmond; grandparents, John (Linda) Wallace of Richmond, Cindy (Jim) Griffis of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Linda Sparks of Richmond; great-grandmother, Dorothy Wallace of Richmond; step-grandparents, Jim (Phyllis) Jackson of Centerville, Indiana; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends, including special friends, Darin Stephens and Justin Lawhorn.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Vernon Sparks; great-grandfather, James Wallace; and uncle, Jim Wallace.
Visitation for Austin M. Sparks will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

January 18, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Marie Ann Lasley

RICHMOND, Ind. – Marie Ann Lasley, age 70, of Richmond, died Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Golden Living Center/Golden Rule.
Born November 8, 1946, in Richmond, Indiana, to Charles and Maxine Byers Erisman, Marie was a life-long resident of Richmond.
She retired as a dietary assistant from Golden Rule Nursing Home. Marie enjoyed collecting bears, watching T.V., and working on puzzles. She loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her daughters, Kim (Jay) Smith of Centerville, Indiana, and Janet (Scott) Moore of Cambridge City, Indiana; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and was expecting another great-grandchild; sister, Carol Rose of Richmond; cousins; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Lasley who died February 14, 2016; son, David L. Lasley, who died in 2012; sister, Barbara Davis; and her parents.
Memorial visitation for Marie Ann Lasley will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the 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.

Walter H. Sieb Jr.

siebwalter2RICHMOND, Ind. – Walter H. Sieb Jr., 80 years young, left us on January 12, 2017, on his final, but most beautiful, ride to meet up with all of our angels that have gone before him.
The son of Walter H. Sieb Sr. and Ruth Elizabeth Sieb, Walter, or Howard as most knew him, was the second generation owner of Esmond’s Shoes and spent his life making people comfortable, whether it was with his vast knowledge of how to make your feet feel good, his sense of humor to make you smile, or his quiet faith that, “with God all things are possible.”
Born in East Lansing, Michigan, on April 4, 1936, he came to Richmond with his family in 1950 when his father, Walter Sieb Sr., took over management of Esmond’s Shoes. He graduated from Richmond High School, Class of 1955. He had a newspaper route with the Palladium- Item and worked for Monty Hannah at Hannah’s Grocery before working for his father at the shoe store. He took over the business when his father retired in 1976, passing it on to two of his children in 2000. He retired from the store in 2011, at the age of 75.
In 1956, he met the love of his life, Marcia Kay Bowen Sieb, when she saw him through the window of the shoe store and told her daddy that he was the man she was going to marry. The rest of the story is a 61 year fairy tale with their marriage on June 1, 1958, blessing them with 58 years of marriage and working together side by side in the store.
They were blessed with three children and their bonus children that they were very proud of, Julianne and her husband, Bob Snively of Richmond, Donald and his wife, Debra of Blythewood, South Carolina, and Rodger and his wife, Lisa of Richmond. They also enjoyed one favorite granddaughter, Rebecca Anne (Brad) DeLoach of Vass, North Carolina; two awesome grandsons, Justin (Ashley) Sieb of Richmond and Alex Sieb of Lake Orion, Michigan; and three really special great-grandsons, Colton and Cal DeLoach and Cooper Sieb.
His love of anything with a motor made for many a good story starting with Whizzer Motorbikes. He loved his cars and motorcycles, and his children always knew to find him in the garage when not at the shoe store. He brought home a 1930 Chevy Sedan that he drug from a field in 1977 and spent 30 plus years building it into a beautiful award- winning show car. He was never in a hurry to finish it because as he always said, “There are things that will end up on this car that have not been invented yet.” He enjoyed the company of many car friends over the years. He loved his motorcycles and for many years had a full rig with sidecar and trailer which he and Kay took on many a trip, enjoying the beauty of the Colorado and Great Smoky Mountains and the back roads of his home state of Michigan. These long trips and regular short trips were enjoyed with several couples who became another part of his family and many wonderful memories were made.
He will be greatly missed by his wife; children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Louise (Jack) Study of Dublin, Indiana, and JoAnn Keen of Zionsville, Indiana; brother, Chuck (Diana) Sieb of New Paris, Ohio; brother-in-law, Bob Walther; step-mother-in-law, Alice Bowen; uncle, Norman (Wilma) Sieb of Michigan; and many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Howdy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter H. Sieb Sr. and Ruth Elizabeth Sieb; parents-in-law, Roy and Marjorie Bowen; sister-in-law, Donna Walther; brothers-in-law, Bob Study and Charles “Chick” Keen; and niece, Elizabeth “Libby” Ward.
He lived his life full of love and laughter and received enjoyment in every day. He was a man who never sat still and was always willing to help another in any way he could. He was so loved and will be missed by so many. One of his very favorite sayings was, “Put your life in God’s hands and your feet in Esmond’s Shoes.” He did both.
Visitation for Walter H. Sieb Jr. will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Cochran officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Memorials Processing St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959; Help The Animals Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

James Enoch Stevens

james-stevensAlbert and Myrtle Stevens of Madison County, Kentucky, gave life from their love to James Enoch Stevens on December 9, 1933. James is a brother of Betty Lou (Bill) Usher and Peggy Ann (George) Eldridge of Milton, Indiana, Robert (Sandy) Stevens of Centerville, Indiana.
James graduated with the class of 1951 from Milton High School where he played basketball and scored the winning shot at the Wayne County Tourney. He joined the Army in 1954 and studied encryption in Germany and Austria. James ended his tour of duty in 1956 and continued active reserve until 1962.
James met his loving wife of almost 60 years, Joanna Lee (Whitten) Stevens, and they were married on March 24, 1957, at the Nazarene Church in Connersville. He was employed by Miller Dairy where he was plant manager until they closed their doors in 1998. James worked for Astro for two more years until his retirement. He enjoyed his woodworking and horticulture.
Together, James and Joanna gave life to two sons, Mark Allen (Denise) Stevens of Cambridge City, Brian Douglas (Connie) Stevens of Centerville. James took delight in spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, Justin Benton (Melissa) Stevens, Braydon Douglas (Sarah) Stevens, all of Williamsburg, Indiana, Nathan Patrick and Brandon Stevens, both of Richmond, Indiana, Marissa and Kelsey Stevens of Cambridge City; two great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters. James also gave his love and knowledge to all his nieces and nephews.
God gracefully and peacefully took James’ hands and took him home as his loving son, Brian, sat by his side on Saturday, January 7, 2017, while residing at Golden Living Center in Richmond. James is reunited in heaven with his parents; infant brother, Dennis Stevens; brother-in-law, George Eldridge; niece, Susan Stevens and her son, Mark Cross.
James would ask us all to remember 2 Timothy 4:7 - I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.
Alongside his faith, his grace was as great as he was. He lives in all he loved and touched.
James, Dad, we will miss you. We will all gracefully rejoice in the day that we sit on that porch beside you. We love you!
James and his wife, Joanna, and family along with friends would like to thank the nursing staff at South Station Dietary and Healthcare Services. Thank you, Jennifer, Tara, Sandy and all of the staff at Asera Cares. He passed peacefully with dignity. A very special thank you is extended to his daughter-in-law, Connie Stevens, for all the time, care and comfort you gave to James throughout the years. James, you did it your way!
Family and friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, 1704 Grand Avenue, Connersville, IN 47331. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2016, at Grace United Methodist Church, 2836 Indiana Avenue, Connersville, IN 47331. Rev. Ronnie Wylie will officiate. Burial will follow at Westside Cemetery, Milton.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Red Bird Mission, and online condolences can be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com

January 11, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Betty L. Bell Armstrong

betty-bell-armstrongBetty L. Bell Armstrong 91 of Richmond died January 5, 2017 at her home.
She was born April 21, 1925 in Richmond to Orbra M. and Nellie Maines Bell and lived here all her life.
She graduated from Richmond High School and attended Richmond Business School. She was a member of Centerville United Methodist Church.
Betty worked as a bookkeeper for Decca Records until she married Richard “Dick” Armstrong December 6, 1947. She worked at the Palais Royal and Harriet’s Dress Shop. Later she and her husband purchased Armstrong Cleaners and Formalwear in Richmond. She managed the North A Street location until her retirement. She enjoyed time with her family, reading, sewing, and traveling.
Survivors include two sons Richard W. (Dixie) Armstrong and Timothy B. (Barbara) Armstrong of Richmond, four grandchildren Lara (Scott) Morgan of Indianapolis, Ellen Aultman of Mason, Ohio, Elise Armstrong of Richmond, and Brian (Gayle) Armstrong of Richmond, four great granddaughters, one great-great grandson, one sister Martha Morton of Wisconsin, and many nieces and nephews.
Her husband died August 20, 2009, her parents, one brother Robert Bell, and nieces, nephews and cousins are also deceased.
Funeral services were 11:00 A.M. Monday January 9, 2017 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Ted Chalk officiating. Entombment was in Earlham Cemetery. Friends called Sunday 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Centerville United Methodist Church 12 South Morton Street Centerville, Indiana 47330, Adult Day Care of Richmond 2727 East Main Street Richmond, Indiana 47374, Gideons International P.O. Box 1092 Richmond, Indiana 47375, or your favorite charity.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

David H. Bennett

bennettdavid1RICHMOND, Ind. – David H. Bennett, age 70, of Richmond, Indiana, died Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Ambassador Healthcare.

Born June 13, 1946, in Richmond, Indiana, to Jack and Betty Bennett, David was a life-long resident of this community. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose. David was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Cambridge City, Indiana. In his youth, he enjoyed spending time at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County. David was a Cincinnati Reds and Indianapolis Colts fan. He enjoyed going to church and spending time with his friends. David loved life.

Survivors include his guardian, Emily Jarvis; many good friends; and a sister.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation for David H. Bennett will be from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Jones officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.

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

Victor L. Harvey

harveyv-obpicMilton, IN: Victor L. Harvey, 53, of Milton, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at his residence.

Victor is the son of Glen and Neva Bennett Harvey, born July 22, 1963 in Wayne County. He was a 1981 graduate of Connersville High School and had been employed as a roofer as a member of United Roofers and Waterproofers Union. Local 119. He primarily was employed as a foreman with Henry C. Smithers Roofing and Sheetmetal Company in Indianapolis. Victor loved being outdoors and liked fishing, canoeing and taking bicycle rides. He often entertained as a humorous storyteller. His love for his daughter and grandchildren was apparent as he taught them many useful life skills. Victor enjoyed working with his hands, building tables, shelves and remodeling. In his leisure time, he liked to play pool and board games with his family.

Victor is survived by his daughter: Chelsea D. Harvey Lamont and her companion, Travis Clemans of Guston, Kentucky; his grandchildren: Adrhianna Lamont and Roman Clemans; his siblings and their spouses: Paul Harvey, Lynn Harvey Patterson and Tim, all of Connersville; Neil Burkhardt and Terri of Brownsburg, Karl Burkhardt and Renee of Ada, Oklahoma; Lisa Sembach and Paul of Glenwood, Julie Haus and Bill of Dayton, Ohio; Melody Sherer and Merle Rogers, both of Richmond; his companion: Karen Compton; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Victor was preceded in death by his brother: Michael Harvey, his sister: Darlene Harvey; his niece: Kimberly Smith; and his former wife: Jovetta Levi Harvey.

Friends may visit at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home from 11 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017 until the time of service. Public funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with his brother, Pastor Karl Burkhardt, officiating. Interment will follow in Dale Cemetery, section L. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or to the Indiana State Police Fund. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.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

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

Sandra K. “Sandi” DeBruler

sandiCAMBRIDGE CITY- Sandra K. “Sandi” DeBruler, 48, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of January 4, 2017. Sandi was born in New Castle, Indiana on March 12, 1968. She lived most all of her life in the Cambridge City-Western Wayne community and graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1986. She earned and associate degree from Ivy Tech and was employed by Finance Systems in Richmond. Sandi was a member of the Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post 169 Women’s Auxiliary. She loved spending time with her family, especially her kids and grandkids. In her leisure, Sandi enjoyed playing Farmville, reading and the company of her cats.
Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Merle E. DeBruler. They were married on June 29, 1990 in Connersville at the covered bridge in Robert’s Park; her mother, Carolyn Sue (Moistner) Rayburn of Dublin; 3 children, Nathan D. DeBruler and Donyel (Cameron Hendrix) DeBruler all of Cambridge City and Derrek (Acacia) DeBruler of New Castle; 8 grandchildren, Brandon, Austin and Christian Crail, Taylor, Cayden, Kayley, Jaylen and Chayse DeBruler; 1 great grandson, Benjamin; 5 siblings, Eddie Herbert Jr. of New Mexico, Scott Herbert of Colorado, Susan Dixon of New Paris, OH, Eric Triplitt of Cambridge City, Bobby Rayburn of Spiceland; 2 step sisters, Carolyn Grey Rayburn of Lewisville and Becky Reed of rural Connersville; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Sandi was preceded in death by her father, Gordan Rayburn on April 5, 2013; infant brother, Donald Leroy Herbert in 1963; grandparents, Walter and Elizabeth Moistner and Gladys Ramsey.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 6 p.m. on Saturday January 7, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Jim Noggle will officiate. Following cremation, burial will be at the West Side Cemetery in Milton.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Melanie Elaine (Parker) Conyers

Melanie Elaine (Parker) Conyers, 79, of Cambridge City, transitioned into the spiritual realm on Monday, January 2, 2017, after a short illness. She was born in Indianapolis on October 9, 1937 to Charles and Maude(Surber) Parker. Melanie grew up in Cambridge City and graduated from Lincoln H.S. in 1953. She married Donald Leroy Conyers on December 26, 1953 and was mother to Cynthia Ann, Gregory Donald and Jeffrey Charles.
Melanie was a loving and supportive wife and mother, as the family resided in various eastern states over the course of Don’s successful career with The American Water Works. The couple retired back to Cambridge City in 1994.
Melanie is survived by her daughter, Cindy, her husband David Mines of West Chester, OH and grandson, Dustin Hood and his husband, Rodolfo Mustafe and Timothy Mines. A son, Greg, his husband, Robert Davis of West Hartford, CT and grandchildren, Cameron and Casey. A grandson, Derek Conyers, his wife Karen Elliott and great-grandchildren, Aria Hope and Naomi Grace.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Donald on August 11, 2014 and her son, Jeffrey on February 19, 2011.
There will be a private family burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoction or the Cambridge City Public Library.
Online condolences may be made at www.waskoms.com

Rhea Irene Benner Toschlog

toschlogrhea2RICHMOND, Ind. – Rhea Irene Benner Toschlog, age 93, of Richmond, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Reid Health.
She was born September 9, 1923, to Everett and Naomi Filby Benner at home in Boston, Indiana, where she grew up. Rhea graduated from Boston High School in 1941. She worked at the Richmond Gas Office until she married Robert R. Toschlog on April 12, 1947. Rhea later worked at the Greens Fork Elevator which was the family business, as well as farming. She was active in the 4-H Club, Rural Youth, Holy Family Women’s Club, An’ North County Extension Homemaker’s Club, and Centerville Women’s Club. Rhea was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, and visiting the sick. Rhea loved her family and was a caring and devoted mother.
Survivors include her children, Robert A. (Janice) Toschlog of Centerville, Jane A. Thompson of Centerville, Mark L. Toschlog of Richmond, and Jeff L. (Linda Carpenter) Toschlog of Richmond; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Lois Stevens; and special caregiver, Kelly Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband; infant daughter, Rene; brother and sister-in-law, Myron and Ruth Benner; sister and brother-in-law, Arva and Ray Trisler; three day old brother, Alton Kenneth Benner; parents; in-laws, Harry and Alma Toschlog; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Ruth Adamson and Bob and Mary Lou Abel; brother-in-law, Larry Stevens; and grandson, Daniel Toschlog.
Visitation for Rhea Irene Benner Toschlog will be from 9:00 to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Deacon Frank Roberts officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Centerville Fire & Rescue Dept., 414 S. Morton Ave., Centerville, IN 47330.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

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.

Ruth C. Cole

CAMBRIDGE CITY - Ruth C. Cole, 83, passed away January 2, 2017.
Ruth was born in Mt. Polaski, Illinois on Christmas Day in 1933. Because her father passed away when she was three years old, Ruth and her sisters were raised at the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Home in Knightstown from where she graduated high school.
Formerly of New Castle, Ruth had lived in Milton prior to moving to Cambridge City 30 years ago. Ruth was a homemaker, loving wife and mother. She enjoyed fishing and along with her husband Willard, had competed in several BASS Tournaments. Ruth also enjoyed reading in her leisure time.
Survivors include 3 children, Joyce A. (Dave) Swope of Cambridge City, Harland M. (Karen) Cole of Mooreland and Carol J. Ballard of New Castle; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren: 1 great-great grandchild; 1 brother, Charles Brookshire; brother in-law, Raymond (Lola) Cole; sister in-law, Gale Cummings all of New Castle; nieces and nephews.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur Cole Jr. on January 17, 2008; 1 son, John W. Cole on July 21, 2007; son in-law, Bert Ballard on November 13, 2016; 3 sisters, Emma Flynn, Harriett Meece and Marie Risk; brother in-law, Willard Cummings.
No public services are planned at this time. The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Wayne Martin Robbins

robbins-wayne-2016Wayne Martin Robbins, 77, of Cambridge City, Indiana passed peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, December 30, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born March 30, 1939 in Rush County, Indiana to the late Robert Nelson and Della Garnet (Hitchel) Robbins.
Wayne was a 1957 graduate of Orange High School in Fayette County and attended Ball State University in Muncie. He was previously employed at AVCO Corp. in Richmond 1959-1961, Omar Bakery 1961-1965, Sears & Roebuck 1966-1979, and was a bus driver for Western Wayne School Corp. for 30 years. He served in the Army Reserves 1957-1965. Wayne was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in New Castle where he served in the past as a Board Member and a Sunday School Teacher. He has been on the Advisory Board in Jackson Township, Wayne County. Wayne was an official for Volleyball and Track & Field since 1990. He received the Distinguished Service Award from IIAA (Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Association) Dist. 4. A nature lover, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and bird watching. He had also raised Beagles in his younger years.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Rebekah (Greene) Robbins, whom he married December 20, 1959 two sons: Tim (Karen) Robbins of Gurnee, IL and Chad (Jennifer) Robbins of Holland, OH; one daughter: Gretchen (Mark) Harrison of Cambridge City; ten grandchildren: MaKayla and Karley Robbins, both of Gurnee, IL, Dustin (Jessica) Robbins and Kiersten Robbins, both of Connersville, Justin (Amber) Harrison of Cambridge City, Hannah, Noah and Olivia Robbins, all of Holland, OH; four great-grandchildren: Carson Moore, Nolan Robbins, Brynlee Marshall and Corbyn Harrison; brothers: Marvin (Carole) Robbins of Richmond, Floyd (Diana) Robbins of Rushville, Harry (Suzanne) Robbins of Indianapolis, and Kenny (Donna) Robbins of Rushville; one sister: Mildred (Donald) Snyder of Connersville; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and numerous friends.
Services will be 11:00 am Thursday, January 5, 2017 at First Church of the Nazarene in New Castle with Reverends Paul Robbins and Danny Goddard officiating. Following a meal for the family, graveside services will be held at Orange North Cemetery in Fayette County with Military Rites conducted by American Legion and VFW. Visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 pm Wednesday, January 4th at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be given to Western Wayne Athletic Association, 519 Queen Street, Pershing, IN 47370 or First Church of the Nazarene, 1727 Grand Avenue, New Castle, IN 47362.
Condolences and memories of Wayne may be shared at www.hinsey-brown.com.

January 4, 2017 Issue Obituaries

Sarah Pauline Tucker

tucker-obitSarah Pauline Tucker, 93, of Richmond passed away December 27, 2016.
She was born February 3, 19 23 in Stanford, Kentucky to William and Edith Daily Kurtz and lived her most of her life.
She was a homemaker and a member of Centerville Nazarene Church.
She is survived by her husband of 75 years Edwin, four children Joan (Dave) Robling of Centerville, Frances Leninger of Inverness, FL., Cheryl Strickler of Richmond, Daryl Tucker of Porter, TX., several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, one brother Author Kurtz of Nashville, TN, several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers and sisters.
Services were 1:00PM Saturday December 31, 2016 with Pastor Josh Cook officiating; burial was in Glen Haven Cemetery. Friends called from 11:00AM to 1:00PM Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com

Joan Pierson

joan-pierson-1483009707CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Joan Pierson, age 84, of Centerville, Indiana, died Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Reid Health.
Born December 19, 1932, in Richmond, Indiana, to Paul and Clara Lipscomb Bane, Joan was a life-long resident of this area. She retired from the Wayne Corporation. Joan enjoyed playing cards. She loved spending time with her family and several special friends.
Survivors include her daughters, Debbie (Mike) Hoover and Nicki (Bill) Dickenson, both of Richmond; sons, Rick (Kathie) Dunn, Robert Dunn, and Paul (Darla) Dunn, all of Richmond; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; mother-in law, June Pierson; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Pierson, who died November 6, 2016; first husband, Marshall Dunn, who died February 17, 1973; parents; and 10 brothers and sisters.
The family would like to thank Reid Hospice and special thanks to Morgan and the 5E nursing staff.
Visitation for Joan Pierson will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Paul Bane officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Paul E. Moore

Centerville - Paul E. Moore, 94, passed away Tuesday December 27, 2016 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana.
A son of the late Ernest and Lena (Berry) Moore, Paul was born in Brownsville, Indiana on June 22, 1922. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre where he received a Bronze Star. He worked as a truck driver for Commercial Freight (Connersville Casket), as a Forest Ranger in Florida, and for Pinkerton Security.
Paul is survived by his wife, Donna P. (Keever) Moore. They were married on July 2, 1946 in Harrington, Kentucky; one son, Gerald Moore of Centerville; several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his two sons Jack Duane and Larry Eugene Moore; seven siblings, Cecil, Bob, Albert, John and Ceber Moore, Ruth Napier, and Doris Hoover.
Following private family services cremation will follow with internment at Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City at a future date. The Marshall and Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Rhonda Diane Chasteen

rhondaCAMBRIDGE CITY- Rhonda Diane Chasteen, 54, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday December 27, 2016. A daughter of Charles and Barbara (Gadd) Noe, Rhonda was born in New Castle, Indiana on June 1, 1962. A lifelong resident of the Western Wayne community, Rhonda graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1980. Rhonda had a deep love for children, especially for her own children and grandchildren. She taught Sunday School and Children’s Church for many years. Rhonda had an infectious smile and laugh, you couldn’t resist smiling and laughing with her. She loved music and to sing, her favorite song was “The Anchor Holds”. She also loved to quilt and craft, which she shared with her mother and passed on to her children. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and father in-law.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Ben Chasteen; her parents, of Montana; mother in-law, Mary Ann Chasteen; brothers, Ronald (Pam), Robert and Christopher Noe; half-sister, Anita Winestead; children, Michael (Michelle), Joshua and Sarah Chasteen; daughter in-laws, Monique Chasteen and Angela Rose; grandchildren, Rebekah, Michael Jr, Angel, Ben and Elizabeth Chasteen.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday January 2, 2017 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Chris Monaghan will officiate. Burial will follow at the West Side Cemetery in Milton. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday January 1st at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Rosemary Stephens (Jaynes)

rosemaryLEWISVILLE- Rosemary Stephens (Jaynes) – October 31, 1921 – December 27, 2016
Rosemary Stephens, a life-long Lewisville native, peacefully joined her many family and friends waiting in heaven on the morning of December 27th. Celebrating her 95th birthday this past Halloween, Rosemary was adored by her friends and family for her wry wit, eternal properness, and long-standing love affair with all things chocolate. Rosemary was always cheerful, polite, and could brighten the most sullen with a lively, “Yoohoo!” Rosemary was an avid gardener who loved the simple pleasure of fresh, home-grown vegetables. Yet, her home often emanated the savory fragrance of Jack’s Donuts, which will undoubtedly see a manageable decline in sales.
As a graduate of Lewisville High School in 1939, Rosemary was never far away from U.S.40. She studied English at Earlham College in Richmond and contributed to the New Castle Courier Times and passed papers in her early life. Rosemary was a telephone operator at the Lewisville Phone Company located in a home in Lewisville. She was a member of the Lewisville Friends Meeting and later the Lewisville United Methodist Church. Always a voracious reader, Rosemary consumed multiple newspapers each day and religiously followed current events. Insistently pulling weeds along Lewisville community sidewalks when she was well into her 90s, Rosemary possessed an infectious can-do attitude that she lovingly forged into her greatest joy, her large family. She was married to Martin Fredrick Stephens on Christmas Day 1942. Together had three daughters trying to have one son: Jayne Ann (Wayne) Barker, Nancy Ellen (Jim) McCullers, Karen Sue (Glenn) Sexton. Rosemary’s home is lovingly adorned with generations of photos and memories of her large family, which is made up of five grandchildren: Gregory(Jennifer) Davis, Heather(David) Blough, Jason(Kristin) Davis, Carmen(Scott) Cash, and 1st Lt. Martin(Miki) Harris; and 11 great grandchildren: Kelsey Blough, Riley, Declynn, Tristan, Landen, Dawson, Karleigh Davis, Kiela, Grant, Caleb, and Luke Cash; one great great granddaughter Mya Via. She was blessed with wonderful and loving Caregivers: Ethel Hicks, Dianne Todd, McKynzee Johnston, Stephenie Marlow, Martha Webb, and Harley Good. Rosemary was preceded in death by husband Martin Stephens and parents Dr. O.G and Ruby Jaynes, and brother, Maurice Jaynes of Lewisville, IN.
Rosemary endured the Great Depression, World War II, and incredible technological and social change throughout her life. She never operated a motor vehicle or rode in an airplane, owned a cell phone or wrote an email. She knew how to butcher a chicken and churn butter, carry on an intelligent, polite conversation and wrote beautiful correspondence. She gave her indelible effort as a daughter, wife, mother, and grandparent, and is represented in passing by a strong and loving family, thankful for her spirit and vigor.
A Celebration of Rosemary’s Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday December 31st at the Lewisville Presbyterian Church. Reverends Peter Zinn and Arthur Whitaker will officiate. Burial will follow at the Lewisville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday December 30th at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel and from 10 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the church.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Ernest G. McConnell

mcconnell-ernestErnest G. McConnell, Jr., 92, of Straughn, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at The Addison Place in New Castle. He was born December 30, 1923 at home in Lewisville, the son of Ernest Glen and Elizabeth M. (Sorrell) McConnell.
Ernie graduated from Lewisville High School in 1941 and farmed for many years. He retired from Chrysler in 1976 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Richsquare Friends Church and First Friends Meeting in New Castle. Ernie and his wife, Dorothy, enjoyed spending the winter months in Florida for many years and he loved helping people.
He is survived by a son, Edward (Becky) McConnell of Cambridge City; two daughters, Bonnie McClain of Fishers and Mary (John) Hays of Cambridge City; 6 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy L. (White) McConnell; two brothers, Robert R. McConnell and Richard A. (Amanda) McConnell; four sisters, Evelyn Prince, Cleora Brecheisen, Arthela Pierce and Loretta Lamb.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, December 30, 2016 at First Friends Church in New Castle with Rick Schoeff officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ernest G. McConnell Memorial Fund, c/o First Friends Meeting, 503 S. Main Street, New Castle, IN 47362. Condolences and memories of Ernie may be shared at www.hinsey-brown.com.

Lena Francis

francislena2Richmond, Ind. – Lena Francis, age 72, of Richmond, Indiana, died Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Born October 30, 1944, in Manchester, Kentucky, to Gus and Bam Howard Gray, Lena lived in this community for most of her life.
She retired from Belden after working there for over 25 years. Lena was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Richmond. She loved the Kentucky Wildcats, video poker, and, most of all, spending time with her family.
Survivors include her daughter, Karen (Mike) Hoover of Richmond; sons, Keith and Kevin Mathena, both of Richmond; special grandson, Kody, who resided with Lena; stepchildren, Bobby (Judy) Francis and Will Francis; grandchildren, Erica Makurat, Kevin (Michelle) Mathena, Keir Hoover, Korey (Chelsea) Mathena, Kaitlyn Hoover, Jacob Mathena, Kaleb Mathena, Katie Mathena, and Amber, Ashley, Taylor, and Andrew Francis; great-grandchildren, Cayden, Kenzie, Kalvin, Isis, K.J., Karson, Rosie, and Kali; sisters, Anna Lois (Ernie) Gabbard, Beatrice (Raymond) Collins, Lola Diamond, and Mary Jane Gray; brothers, Buck, Dan (Laverne), and Walter Gray; nieces; nephews; many friends, including special friends, Shavaughn Trawick, Donna Matheny, and John “Coffee” Spencer; and former husband, Doug Mathena.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Francis, who died December 30, 2008; parents; and brothers, A.T., Bill, Bobby Ray, Enoch, George, Joe, and Roy Lee Gray.
Visitation for Lena Francis will be from 10:00 to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Fletcher Callahan officiating. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Laura H. Million

millionlaura2RICHMOND, Ind. – Laura H. Million, age 93, of Richmond, Indiana, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 23, 2016, at Reid Health.
Born July 7, 1923, in Franklin County, Indiana, to Ben and Margaret Meer Handorf, Laura lived in Richmond for most of her life. She retired in 1988 as a cook with the Richmond Community Schools after working there for 16 years. Laura worked at Decca Records and International Harvester. She attended Living Faith Church of God. Laura was a great cook and enjoyed gardening and canning. She raised her first family by herself and her second family as a strong and dedicated example.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol A. (Don) Million of Richmond, Indiana; son, Dr. William H. "Bill" (Jalene) Jones of DeWitt, Michigan; stepchildren, Ada (Joseph) Darrah of Centerville, Indiana, Billy Ray (Theresa) Million of Richmond, and Rev. Eugene (Denise) Million of Westfield, Indiana; many grandchildren, including Jaela (Nick) McQuillan of Grand Rapids, Michigan, James (Christine) Jones of Troy, Michigan, Jessica (Brandon) Paddock of Evansville, Indiana, and Sarah (Andy) Van Zee of Indianapolis, Indiana; many great-grandchildren, including Kara Paddock, Carson Paddock, Dock Jones, and Isabella Van Zee; stepbrother, Bill (Betty) Stein of Batesville, Indiana; stepsister-in-law, Henrietta Stein of Batesville, Indiana; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Million, who died in 1990; first husband, William H. Jones, who died in 1963; stepchildren, Margie Sue Moore, Ralph Million, and Louis Edward Million; father; mother and stepfather, Margaret and Anthony Stein; brother, Arthur Handorf; and stepbrother, Joe Stein.
Visitation for Laura H. Million will be from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, with Rev. Gene Million and Dr. William Jones officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: RoseBud Village, 2050 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, IN 47374.
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.

Julia Eileen Pegg

julia-pegg-1482747808RICHMOND, Ind. – Julia Eileen Pegg, age 75, of Richmond, Indiana, died Saturday, December 24, 2016, at Reid Health.
Born February 24, 1941, in Centerville, Indiana, to John and Millie Shearer Soper, Eileen was a 1959 graduate of Richmond High School.
She was a teacher’s aide for Richmond Community Schools. Eileen was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she was the choir director and song leader, and she attended Hillcrest Baptist Church for many years. Eileen enjoyed shopping, traveling, and spending time on the farm and with her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Dallas Pegg, to whom she was married on February 14, 1960; children, John “J.D.” (Joy) Pegg of Richmond, Rick’s wife Emily Pegg of Richmond, Samuel (Danna) Pegg of North Carolina, Julie (Pete) LeMaster of Marion, Indiana, Rachel (Jeremiah) Price of Pershing, Indiana, and David Pegg of Richmond; 30 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and two on the way; brother, Walt (Martha) Soper of Richmond; sister-in-law, Ida Soper; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends and church family.
She was preceded in death by her son, Rick Pegg; parents; brothers, Bill, Samuel, and Johnny Soper; and sisters, Cleo Barkhurst, Ruth Pickett, Zoe Goble, Barbara Combs, Betty Craft, and Sara Marie Soper.
Visitation for Julia Eileen Pegg will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Curt Nies and Pastor Jim Noggle officiating. Burial will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery in Lynn, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Baptist Church, 121 S.W. E Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Cecelia Ann Cema

cemacecelia1RICHMOND, Ind. – Cecelia Ann Cema, age 67, of Richmond, Indiana, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Born November 14, 1949, in Muncie, Indiana, to Robert L. and Phyllis Wolf Miller, Celia lived in this community for most of her life. She graduated from Centerville High School in 1968 and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Ball State University in 1972. Celia was a life member of the Marine Corps League Ladies Auxiliary. She loved playing Bingo, traveling to Florida, and watching soaps on TV. Celia’s grandkids were her world.
Survivors include her twin daughters, Trisha Berry (Lonnie Berry Sr.) and Tara Cema, both of Richmond; son, Bryan (Crissy) Cema of Richmond; grandchildren, Ruth, Phyllis, and Lonnie Berry Jr., Brian Crockett Jr., a grandson on the way, and Greg, Mike, and Matt Cema; parents; sisters, Cynthia (Terry) Hubbert of Centerville and Marilyn (Dave) Ramsey of Coon Rapids, Minnesota; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends, including, her fur babies, Katrina and Princess.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory Paul Cema, who died on July 25, 1979.
Visitation for Cecelia Ann Cema will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

December 28, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Richard M. Pheanis

pheanisrichard4CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. – Richard M. Pheanis, age 71, of Cambridge City, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born November 6, 1945, in Camden, Ohio, Dick was a life-long resident of the Richmond area.
He graduated from Richmond High School in 1963 and attended Indiana Business College. Dick served in the Army Reserves. He retired from H&P Tool Company in 2015, after working there for more than 25 years. Dick had also worked at NATCO for 24 years. He loved attending car shows and showing cars. Dick enjoyed playing basketball and softball. He loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Teresa Blackburn Pheanis; daughter, Traci Galyean (fiancé, Jack Bodiker) of Richmond; son, Brandon (Heather) Darter of Richmond; grandchildren, Andrew Galyean, Emily Chaffee, and Haylee and Landon Darter, all of Richmond; great-grandson, Logan Chaffee; brother, Ronald Pheanis of New Carlisle, Ohio; two aunts; one uncle; cousins; and many friends, including his car show buddies.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family would like to thank Reid Hospice for their care and support.
Visitation for Richard M. Pheanis was from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond, with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard at 4:00 p.m. Funeral service followed at 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Daniel Moses officiating.
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.

Oscar H. Bills Jr

Oscar H. Bills Jr, 87, of Cambridge City passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Ambassador Healthcare in Centerville, IN.
“Junior” as he was known was born on September 11, 1929 in Lewisville, IN to Oscar H. Sr. and Clara Pruitt Bills.
He was a truck driver for Kemper Cabinets in Richmond retiring in 1995 and then worked for Allen Chevrolet until 2006. He enjoyed NASCAR and Lincoln Eagles basketball.
Survivors include his children Michael E. (Linda) Bills, Robert (Cheri) Bills, Lori A. (Doug) Andrews and Melinda K. Bills; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wives Mary (Stone) Bills in 1957 and Linda (Harrison) Bills in 2000; a daughter Patricia Bills in 1951; and siblings Robert Bills and Theida Norris.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 28, 2016 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 27, 2016.
Contributions may be made to Western Wayne Athletic Boosters.

Ricky Smith

smithricky1RICHMOND, Ind. – Ricky Smith, age 51, of Richmond, died Friday, December 16, 2016, at his home.
Born July 3, 1965, in Richmond, Indiana to Manford and Rebecca Smith, Ricky was a life-long resident of Richmond. He formerly worked for Delucio and Sons. Ricky had a great sense of humor and always made people laugh. He loved music and enjoyed fixing things. Ricky loved his family and was a good father and great friend.
Survivors include his daughters, Jessica Miller and Jacqueline Smith, both of Richmond, and Breanna Mink of Florida; son, Zach Smith of Richmond; eight grandchildren, including Max, Lydia, Vanden, Alaysha, and Brianna; life partner, Andrea Butler of Richmond; sister, Cynthia Suttles of Cambridge City; other extended family; and many friends including Eric McClure.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Mickey Smith; and step-father, John Fultz.
Visitation for Ricky Smith was from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. A memorial service followed at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Duane Leslie Smoker

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Duane Leslie Smoker, age 76, of Centerville, Indiana, died Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at Reid Health.
Born February 8, 1940, in Richmond, Indiana, to Clifford and Mary Jane Conway Smoker, Duane lived in this community most of his life.
He was a lifetime farmer. Duane was a member of the Abington Township Fire Department for 21 years, serving as Chief for four years. He served as a board member of REMC for 26 years and the Abington Township Board of Trustees for eight years. Duane was a member of the Whitewater Valley Antique Truck and Tractor Club and many other agricultural and farming clubs and boards. He was a member of the Abington Christian Church. Duane was a tractor enthusiast.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Wiggs Smoker; daughter, Sharon A. (David) Stevenson of Cookeville, Tennessee; son, Gail R. Smoker of Abington, Indiana; grandchildren, David A. (Jenna) Smoker, Brittaney L. (Stephen) Sawyer, Jacob Stevenson, Sarah (Darin) Smoker Lucas, and Jessica Smoker; great-grandchildren; sister, Carol (Bud) Parrish of Abington; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Robert D. Smoker.
Visitation for Duane L. Smoker was from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 23, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Bud Parrish officiating.
Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Abington Township Fire Department, 4618 Pottershop Road, Centerville, IN 47330 or the Abington Christian Church, 6775 Abington Pike, Centerville, IN 47330.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

December 21, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Wayne Padgett

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Wayne Padgett, 77, of Connersville passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Ambassador Health Care in Centerville.
He was born on August 26, 1939 in Waynesburg, KY to Chester and Mary Hayes Padgett and had lived most of his life in the Connersville area.
Wayne had worked at D&M in Connersville for over 40 years and enjoyed farming, caring for his animals and tinkering with vehicles.
Survivors include his wife Susan Marie (Haynes) Padgett; two sisters Brenda Baldwin and Carolyn Weaver; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by seven siblings Barb Steele, Eva Lockhart, Ralph Padgett, Elizabeth Blanton, Don Padgett, Patricia Beck, and Kenny Padgett.
Friends called at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Monday, December 19, 2016 from 10:00 am until start of services at 11.00 am.
Burial was in Southlawn Cemetery in Dublin.
Memorial contribution may be made to the Fayette County Humane Society, P.O. Box 344, Connersville, IN 47331

Maelynn Michelle McCracken

CAMBRIDGE CITY - Maelynn Michelle McCracken, 15 day old infant daughter of Timothy Scott and Crystal Marie (Blaes) McCracken, passed away Thursday evening December 15, 2016 at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Maelynn was born in Indianapolis on November 30, 2016.
Survivors include her parents of Connersville; paternal grandparents, Barbara (Moore) McCracken and Scott and Della McCracken; paternal great grandparents, Joan and John Hatfield all of Cambridge City; maternal grandparents, Chad and Bev (Shank) Corn; maternal great grandparents, John and Delores Blaes all of Connersville; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Maelynn was preceded in death by her sister, Grace Marie McCracken; maternal great grandparents, Bob and Barbara (Christian) Shank; paternal great grandparents, Claude and Juanita (Howard) Moore and LeRoy McCracken.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of services at 3 p.m. on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at the Faith United Baptist Church in Hagerstown. Rev. Eldon Denney will officiate. Burial will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown.
The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

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James A. Klein, 74, of Milton passed away unexpectedly on Sunday December 18, 2016 .
He was born August 13, 1942 in New Castle, Indiana, one of six children born to Arthur and Anne Klein.
He was a 1960 graduate of Milton High School. On July 11, 1964 he married Evelyn Harmeyer at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Connersville.
He was a school bus driver for 40 years at Western Wayne Schools and a lifelong farmer. He had a passion for his wife, children, grandchildren cows and basketball. Watching his grandchildren play basketball and showing his cows were his greatest joys. As well as farming the land he loved.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Evelyn Klein; two daughters: Betsy Kelly and her husband, Neil of Goshen, Indiana, Robin Klein of Milton, Indiana; three sons: Rodney Klein and his wife, Kelly of Connersville, Indiana; Robert Klein and his wife, Rachel of Milton, Indiana and Brian Klein and his wife, Bonita of Milton, Indiana; nine grandchildren: Tyler, Michael, Kylei, Trey, Bryce, MacKenzie McClain-Klein; Ryan, Alison and Megan Kelly; four sisters: Judy Atkins and her husband, Schuyler of Indianapolis; Karen Kooiker and her husband, Jon of Olympia, Washington; Joan Oliger and her husband, Ted of Cambridge City, Indiana; Barbara Klein of Milton, Indiana; a brother, Robert Klein and his wife, Kathy of Greens Fork, Indiana; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Anne Klein.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Friday December 23, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 333 W. Maple Street, Cambridge City, Indiana 47327. Reverend John Hall will officiate.
Family and friends may call from 6 PM until 10 PM on Thursday December 22, 2016 at Miller Moster Robbins Funeral Home Connersville, Indiana or anytime online at millermosterrobbins.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Western Wayne Dollars for Scholars, Wayne County 4-H or St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.

Dale C. Temple

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Dale C. Temple, age 81, of Centerville, Indiana, died Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Reid Health.
Born March 11, 1935, in Richmond, Indiana, to Elmer and Marian Goar Temple, Dale was a life-long resident of this community. He was a 1953 graduate of Centerville High School. Dale was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a self-employed truck driver. Dale was a member of the Centerville Christian Church. He enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds and the Indiana Pacers, and was happy to see the Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series. Dale loved Westerns. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Christine Filby Temple to whom he was married on May 28, 1960; daughter, Susie Temple of Richmond; sons, Tom (Betsy) Temple of Centerville and Ken (Rachel) Temple of Franklin, Ohio; four grandchildren, Katie (James) Crawford, Hannah, Emily, and Andrew; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Byran Temple.
Visitation for Dale C. Temple was from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville.
Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Cochran officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association/Stroke Association Midwest Affiliate, Memorials & Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674; Centerville Christian Church, 111 North Morton Avenue, Centerville, IN 47330; or Riley Hospital for Children, Memorial Foundation, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Gregory Armstrong

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VAN BUREN, Ark. – Gregory Armstrong, born August 28, 1943, in Schenectady, New York, died December 10, 2016, at his home in Van Buren, Arkansas.
He grew up in Wayne County, Indiana, an area homesteaded by his ancestors in 1814. Following his 1961 graduation from Centerville High School in Indiana, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Butler University in Indianapolis and later served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Montevideo, Uruguay. On December 12, 1968, he was united in marriage with his eternal companion, Silvia Rial Castillo of Montevideo, Uruguay, with whom he had and raised four children.
He earned advanced degrees at Ball State University and Indiana State University. Armstrong taught in the Union County and Centerville-Abington schools, as well as at Indiana University (IU East and Bloomington). From the late 70’s through 1995, he and his wife directed Indiana University’s Summer Honors Program in Mexico, later teaching at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, State University of New York (Cortland), Pulaski Tech in North Little Rock, and the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. He had the distinction of being recognized as a Fulbright Scholar.
He was devoted to his family and his faith in the Lord. He served as bishop of the Richmond, Indiana and North Little Rock, Arkansas wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include wife, Silvia; son, Edward and daughter-in law, Amy (and their children, William, Daniel, Sylvie, and Hannah); daughter, Gianella and son-in-law, John (and her sons, Gustav and Mason); daughter, Erica and son-in-law, Michael (and their daughter, Lola); daughter, Maralie and son-in-law, Eli; and brother, Andre and sister-in-law, Connie (and their children, Crystal, Aaron, and Cara).
Funeral services were held at noon on December 20, 2016, at Doddridge Chapel, 9470 Chapel Road, Centerville, Indiana. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Doddridge Chapel Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 113, Centerville, IN 47330.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Mary J. Chappell

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CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Mary J. Chappell, age 93, of Centerville, Indiana, died Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Ambassador Healthcare.
Born September 25, 1923, in Corbin, Kentucky, to Aaron and Nancy Gregory Walters, Mary had lived in this community from 1950 –1968, before moving to Michigan City, Indiana. She had recently returned to this area. Mary was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #49 and received her 50 year pin in 2013. She loved to cook, sew, and garden.
Survivors include her daughter, Janice (Garrett) Roberts of Centerville, Indiana; son, Raymond (Delores) Chappell of Michigan City, Indiana; grandchildren, Mary Louise (Norman) Scherer, John (Juli) Chappell, Nancy (Bill) Harvey, and Garrett Roberts II; great-grandchildren, Johnathon Harvey, Justin Allison, Gabrielle Chappell, Zakary Chappell, Theresa Scherer, and Samantha Chappell; great-great-grandchildren; sister, Viola Harville of Florida; brother-in-law, Clyde Chappell; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Lester Chappell; parents; sisters, Dorothy Centers, Mae McVae, Katherine Hogan, and Flossie North; and brothers, Oscar, Herman, Ambrose, and Leslie Walters.
Visitation for Mary J. Chappell will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Ted Chalk officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Walter F. Etzel

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Centerville, IN – Walter F. Etzel, age 80, of Centerville, Indiana, died Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Reid Health.
Born March 24, 1936, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to Walter G. and Dorothy Meyers Etzel, Walt lived most of his life in Centerville. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1954 and from Earlham College in 1958. Walt worked at ALCOA for over 30 years. He was the owner of Walt Etzel’s Reliable Motors.
Survivors include his sister, Judith ‘Judy’ (William) Bell of Mooresville, Indiana; niece, Shannan (David) Watt of Mooresville; and great-nephew, Graeham Watt of Mooresville.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond, Indiana. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.
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.

December 14, 2016 Issue Obituaries

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Cambridge City, IN - Ruby A. (Lear) Newton, 75, of Cambridge City passed away on Saturday, December, 10, 2016 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born on December 31, 1940 near Broadhead, Kentucky to Raymond and Ruth (Clark) Lear and was a graduate of Fountain City High School.
Ruby worked as an accounts payable clerk for American Water Company for 28 years before she retired. Ruby loved spending time with her family and was an avid reader.
Survivors include children Lisa (Jeff) Gaskill of Leo, IN and Doug (girlfriend Carrie) Newton of Parker City, IN; grandchildren Chad, Danielle, Cory, Jesse and Chase; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; sister Barbara Holland; brother Dan (Tonna) Lear; nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Donald L. Newton.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with Danny Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 14, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com

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Stanley Garner White

Richmond, IN - Stanley Garner White, age 88, of Richmond, Indiana, died unexpectedly Saturday, December 10, 2016, at Friends Fellowship Community.
Born October 22, 1928, in Richmond, Indiana, to Robert William and Luella Mae Garner White, Stan spent most of his life in Wayne County. He was a 1946 graduate of Richmond High School and a 1951 graduate of DePauw University and received the Rector Scholarship. Stan was a U.S. veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He worked at IBM installing large computer systems. Stan later worked in computer operations for ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia and at the Golay Industries in Cambridge City, Indiana. He was a member of West Richmond Friends Meeting and enjoyed being the family genealogist.
Survivors include his wife, Madalene Bowler White; sister, Esther Sunderland of Kansas City, Kansas; brother, Edwin (Jocelyn) White of Richmond; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Friends Fellowship Community, 2030 Chester Blvd., Richmond with Chaplain Sandra Ward-Angell officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Friends Fellowship Community, Endowment Fund, 2030 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

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Daniel Lee Toschlog

Richmond, IN– Daniel Lee ‘Dan-The-Man’ Toschlog, age 30, of Richmond, Indiana, died Friday, December 9, 2016, following a valiant battle with alcohol addiction.
Born January 8, 1986, in Richmond, Indiana, to Jeff and Lora Parrish Toschlog, Daniel was a life-long resident of Richmond. He was a 2004 graduate of Centerville High School and a 10 year 4-H member. Daniel formerly owned his own lawn mowing service and Construction Company. He was a skilled carpenter and had most recently been self- employed in home remodeling. Daniel had an impeccable work ethic and enjoyed being outdoors, big trucks, four wheelers, and tractors. He loved going ‘cabrewing’, cooking, and listening to music. Daniel was loving, loyal, mischievous, and ornery. He was always the life of the party.
Survivors include his mother, Lora Toschlog of Richmond; father, Jeff (Linda Carpenter) Toschlog of Richmond; sister, Hannah Toschlog of Richmond; maternal grandparents, Bud and Carol Parrish of Abington; paternal grandmother, Rhea Toschlog of Richmond; aunts; uncles; cousins including Kelli Toschlog and Justin Clay; many friends including Jamie Clark; his brothers by heart, Mark Livingston and Jason Clark; his one true love, Ashley Duncan; and his beloved dog, Thor and his cat, Frank.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert ‘Pop’ Toschlog Sr.
Visitation for Daniel Lee Toschlog will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with his grandfather, Rev. Bud Parrish, officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
For those with loved ones that are fighting addiction, Daniel’s family asks that they do everything possible to be supportive, to never give up, and most importantly, to always show them love.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be accepted at the Doan and Mills Funeral Home to help defray the cost of funeral expenses.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

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Helen L. Boggs

Richmond, IN - Helen L. Boggs, 88, passed away Friday morning December 9, 2016 at Golden Living in Richmond, Indiana. A daughter of Richard and Dortha Irene (Blackford) Shaffer, Helen was born in Richmond, Indiana on April 28, 1928. She was a lifelong resident of Richmond and a member of Freedom Missionary Baptist Church. Helen enjoyed cooking for her family, fishing and taking car rides through the country.
Survivors include 2 children, Janet L. Powell and Larry Boggs both of Richmond; 4 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Richard Shaffer.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Dorman E. Boggs on July 21, 2004. They were married in Liberty, Indiana on August 18, 1945. 1 son, Kenny Ray Boggs; 1 great grandson, Dravin Bradley; 2 siblings, Paul Shaffer and Rebecca “Sara” Day.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Monday December 12, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Dan Jones will officiate. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery in Centerville.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

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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 7th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

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Daniel Travis Weston

Connersville, IN - Daniel Travis Weston, 43, of Connersville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Fayette Regional Hospital. He was born on October 4, 1973 in New Castle to Leslie P. and Patricia L. Fisher Weston.
Travis was a 1991 graduate of Lincoln High School and was employed as business manager by Dungan Aerial Service at the Connersville Airport. He had also worked for the Union County Sheriffs Department and as an EMT for the Dublin Fire Deprtment.
He is survived by two sons, Drayden (Kayla) and Zachary Weston and three grandchildren, Drayden & Kayla’s children, Kainen, Madalynn and Grayson Weston; his father, Leslie P. Weston; five sisters, Paula (Scott) Shook, Chris (Eddie Akers) LaRoche, Jo (Byron) Paul, Nancy (Mark) Bennett and Valarie (Dean) King; sister-in-law Gretchen Weston; and nieces and nephews.
Travis was preceded in death by his grandparents, his mom, Patricia L. Fisher Weston on June 28, 2015, and his brother, Wade B. Weston on August 31,2008.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 11:00 am at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with Pastor Dan Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm and from 10:00 am until the start of services at 11:00 am on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wade B. Weston Scholarship Fund C/O Wayne Bank and Trust at 145 W. Main St. Cambridge City, IN.

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Dean Briar

Cambridge City, IN - Dean Briar, 65, of rural Cambridge City, passed away Friday December 2, 2016 at I.U. Ball Hospital in Muncie. A son of the late Ivan “Bill” and Helen P. (Innis) Briar, Dean was born in New Castle, Indiana on October 18, 1951. He was a graduate of Tri High School with the class of 1970. Dean was a farmer and worked the land in Henry, Fayette and Wayne counties. He was proud to have been able to teach his grandson to operate the combine during this year’s harvest. Dean loved to spend time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Afternoon Coffee Club. Survivors include 2 sons, Kevin (Gina) Briar of Straughn and Adam (Missy) Briar of Greens Fork; 4 grandchildren, Jimmy, Amanda, Joe and Courtney; 1 brother, David (Kathy) Briar of Connersville.

Dean was preceded in death by his wife, the former Diana Jo “Jody” Marshall, on March 10, 2015. They were married at the Ebenezer Church on June 17, 1972. An infant brother also precedes him in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday December 8, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Burial will follow at the Brick Cemetery south of Hagerstown. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday December 7th.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Dean and Jody Briar Scholarship Fund c/o Henry County Foundation- P.O. Box 6006 / New Castle, IN 47362.
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Eileen L. Graham

Lewisville, IN - Eileen L. Graham, 94, passed away Thursday morning December 1, 2016 at Glen Oaks of New Castle, Indiana. A daughter of the late Emory Sr. and Hazel (Rider) Beam, Eileen was born in Rush County south of Raleigh, Indiana on July 26, 1922. Eileen was a graduate of Lewisville High School with the class of 1939 and attended the Trinity Methodist Church in New Castle. She and her late husband Paul J. Graham were married in Richmond, Indiana on June 10, 1939. Together, they made their home on a farm north of Lewisville for 33 years. She had also worked for 20 years at the Civil Service Finance Center at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis.
Survivors include 3 children, David (Cathy) Graham of North Carolina, Larry (Carol) Graham of Oklahoma and Judith (Tom) Fincher of California; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 3 great- great grandchildren: 1 sister, Ruth Knotts of Knighstown; nieces and nephews.
Eileen was preceded in death by her husband on March 27, 2006; 1 brother, Emory Beam Jr. and 1 sister, Mildred Brooks.
Visitation will be from 11 a. m. until the time of services at 1 p.m. on Wednesday December 7, 2016 at Marshal & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. Reverends Roby Wood and Raistlin Rice will officiate. Burial will follow at the Lewisville Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

November 30th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Rev. Dr. Morris J.  (Jon) Morgan

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Cambridge City, IN - Rev. Dr. Morris J. (Jon) Morgan, 98, of Cambridge City, died at Friends Fellowship on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 with family and friends.

He was born on December 21, 1917, the first child of Armour and Leah Beckelhymer Morgan on the family farm near Perrysville, IN. Morris was raised in a loving family built of faith, God, values, a supportive church, extended family, and community. He graduated from Perrysville High School in 1936 and then in 1940 from DePauw University where he was a 4 year Rector scholar. He completed Boston University School of Theology in 1943 and in 1945 with a PH.D in philosophy of religion. He was an ordained deacon and elder in the Northwest Indiana Conference of the Methodist Church.
On December 25, 1941 he married Ruth Faucett and they were happily married for almost 47 years. He served as pastor at Covington, IN Methodist Church at his 1st charge after graduating with the PH.D, only miles from his family home. From 1947 thru 1971 he was an university professor in Iowa, Ohio, Kansas, South Dakota, Minnesota and Ball State University. Then from 1971 until retirement he was the pastor at Dunkirk-Bethel, Selma and Lincolnville United Methodist Churches. Morris completed the chaplain course at Methodist and University Hospital.
In retirement Dr. Jon was active in the evening Kiwanis, served as pastor at Straughn Community Chapel, served as interim at First United Methodist Church in Cambridge City, honored to be pastor emeritus, helped start and then served on the Western Wayne Ministers Association. He also volunteered over 20 years as chaplain at Reid Hospital.
Along with others researched the 1814 Doddridge Community Chapel and cemetery and was active in getting it on the National Register of Historic Places. Dr. Jon was a mentor, unique listener, so very patient all his life, and an encourager to younger pastors, students and to all of us. People of all ages who were touched by his gentle soul and warm welcoming presence. Dr. Jon also could discover fun and delight in the most simple of things. He continued in finding the positive through his strong faith and was very flexible whenever things changed in his life.
Dr. Jon enjoyed sharing facts about Abraham Lincoln with grade school students and left each with a Lincoln penny to help recall those facts. He enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling and working on jigsaw puzzles. Throughout his life he had a keen interest in exploring and studying new things. He truly enjoyed each individual person he met and how special each one was.
Morris will be remembered by his daughter, Michelle Morgan of Indianapolis; sister, Martha Meade of Centennial, CO; Loving sister-in-law, Margaret Morgan of Hooceston, IL and Dorothy Morgan of Perryville, IN; special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Ruth Faucett Morgan on Dec. 19, 1988; his 18 month old son, David Mark Morgan and his brothers, Wayne and Gerald Morgan.
The family would like to thank the Cambridge City area community; each of the special, caring and supportive staff at both Friends Fellowship, volunteers, residents and their family and friends and the Aserea Caring Team and also Meridain St. United Methodist Church.
Friends may call from 4 until 7 pm on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. A celebration and praise to God for his constant faithfulness, love and presence in each of our lives as we remember Morris (Dr. Jon) Morgan's life in God's Joy will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Cambridge City with Pastor Jeff Shafer and Chaplain Sandra Ward-Angell will be officiating. Burial will be at Zions Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to First United Methodist Church of Cambridge City or OMI at Friends Fellowship or the Golay Community Center.

Kenneth Lee Crawford, Jr.

Centerville, IN - Kenneth Lee Crawford Jr., 67, formerly of Centerville, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Brookville, Ohio on Tuesday evening November 22, 2016.
Ken was born in Oconto, Wisconsin on May 31, 1949. Ken received his Bachelors Degree in Administration and had worked as a nursing home administrator for over twenty years. He was a member of the Stillwater Seventh Day Adventist Church in Vandalia, Ohio. In his leisure, Ken enjoyed caring for his tropical fish, spending time at Brookville Lake Resort swimming, hiking and boating. He especially enjoyed cruising in his Miata with the convertible top down.
Survivors include his wife of 19 years, the former Jewell Sharp, whom he married in Vandalia, Ohio on February 1, 1997; his father, Kenneth Lee Crawford Sr.; 1 daughter, Kelly Lynn (Jerry) Hill of Noblesville; 1 son, Kerry Lane (Lourdes) Crawford of Ceres, CA; 2 step children, Jessica Leigh Marshall of Brookville, OH and Jacob Dean Marshall of Vandalia, OH; 8 grandchildren, Sophia Holder, Kayleigh Marshall, Cameron and Lillyann Hill, Celeste, Sienna, Soliel and Summer Crawford; sister, Vickie Guyette of Oconto, WI; nieces and nephews.
Ken was preceded in death by his mother, Matie Bell (Fitzgerald) Crawford and grandson, Jonathon Marshall.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the start of funeral services at 5 p.m. on Sunday November 27th at Stillwater Seventh Day Adventist Church- 9675 N. Dixie Drive / Dayton, OH 45414.
Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Opal Bryant

Milton, IN - Opal Bryant, 87, passed away Friday afternoon November 25, 2016 at Franciscan Health in Greenwood, Indiana. A daughter of the late Fred and Lillian Naoma (Foster) Phillips, Opal was born in Oatsville (Pike County), Indiana on March 6, 1929. Formerly of Connersville, Opal made her home in Milton for over 40 years prior to moving to Richmond. She has lived in Mooresville for the past year and a half where she enjoyed spending time with her family, including her sister in-law Elizabeth Watkins. A homemaker, Elizabeth had also been employed as a machine operator for Paul Casket Company and retired in 1991 from M.E.G. after 18 years of service. Opal loved spending time with her family, flowers and ripe red tomatoes. She was a member of the Connersville Baptist Temple.
Survivors include 2 siblings, Mazie Miller of Pike County and Basil B. Phillips of Tennessee; several nieces and nephews.
Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Bryant on June 5, 2005. They were married in Rushville, Indiana on April 19, 1952.; 11 siblings, Ethel Shaw, Rex, Meredith, James Edward, Fern, Ernest, Lucille and William R. Phillips, Gladys McClellan, Margaret Smith and Irene McDonald.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Wednesday November 30, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Jim Noggle will officiate. Burial will follow at the Westside Cemetery in Milton.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Kaye Knipp

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Kaye Knipp, 79, of Pershing, IN passed away at home on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.
She was born on September 5, 1937 to Clifton F. and Alice Kepler McLane and had lived most of her life in the Pershing area.
Kaye was employed at Reid Hospital as a nursing assistant for several years. She was also a member and very active in the Women’s Group at Zion’s Lutheran Church in Per-shing.
Survivors include her children Kim (Wayne) Hokey, Kristin (Bill) McConnell, Kelley (Mike) Hensley and Kep (Pat) Knipp: seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchidren; nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Knipp on Novem-ber 8, 2011 and a brother, Frank McLane in 2012.
Friends may call at Waskom Capitol Chapel on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Jerry Mielke officiating. Burial will follow in Zion’s Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion’s Lutheran Church or Zion’s Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing.

Kenneth R. Guffey

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Kenneth R. Guffey, Jr. 58, of Cambridge City, passed away unexpectedly in his home early on the morning of Tuesday, November 22, 2106.
He was born November 18, 1958 in New Castle, a son of the late Kenneth Ray Guffey, Sr. and Grace (Engle) Guffey.
Junior had been in the roofing business for 23 years and was the owner of K & J’s Roofing. He loved playing Bingo, spending time at Casino’s, riding his motorcycle and stock car racing. Junior had an outgoing personality and never knew a stranger.
Those left to cherish Junior’s memory include three children, Jamie Guffey of Glendale, CA, Donnie Guffey of Richmond and Reva Guffey of Richmond; three grandchildren, Skyler Daily, Summer Guffey and Chandler Byrd; two brothers, Ronald Guffey of Florida and Howard (wife: Archie) Guffey of Arizona; a sister, Sue (husband: Kenny) Rodenburg of Brownsville; his great-grandmother, Margaret Miller of Connersville; his former wife, Bernice Fay Guffey of Richmond and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Prewitt and Donald Guffey, and a sister, Barbara Ann Summers.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, November 28, 2016 at Sproles Family Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Davis officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery West Lawn Addition.
Friends may call from 2 - 6 pm Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the 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 Kenneth R. Guffey, Jr.

Ruth Louise Chapman-Feemster

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CAMBRIDGE CITY- Ruth Louise Chapman-Feemster, 93, passed away Tuesday evening November 22, 2016 at Glen Oaks Health Campus in New Castle, Indiana. A daughter of the late Russell D. and Neva M. (Chambers) Chapman, Ruth was born in Richmond, Indiana on September 14, 1923. She has lived her entire life in the Cambridge City community and was a graduate of Lincoln High School with the class of 1941. A homemaker, Ruth had also worked as a bookkeeper for several area businesses including the Paul Casket Company. Ruth was a member of the Zion’s Lutheran Church in Pershing and was the leader of several bible study groups. She was also a member of the Psi Ota Xi Sorority. Ruth enjoyed playing Bridge and going to the Golay Center. She learned to swim there when she was sixty years old, and went on to help with their handicap aquatics program and also attended the water aerobics class.
Survivors include her 2 children, Deborah F. Gettinger and David Mark Feemster both of Cambridge City; 2 cousins, Richard G. Morris and Dean Worl. Ruth was preceded in death by her 2 grandsons, Matthew Alan Gettinger on October 25, 1990 and Adam Allison Gettinger on September 18, 2000.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday November 29, 2016 at Zion’s Lutheran Church in Pershing. Pastor Jerry Mielke will officiate. Burial will follow at the Zion’s Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Monday November 28th at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Wilma V. Cox

Wilma V. Cox, 91, formerly of Cambridge City and most recently resided at Friend’s Fellowship, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Reid Hospital in Richmond. She was born on February 6, 1925 in Muncie, IN to Arend Vlaskamp and Martha (Snyder) Vlaskamp and had lived in the Cambridge City area since 1954.
Wilma graduated from Muncie Central H.S. in 1943 and then graduated with a BA from Earlham College in 1947. While attending Earlham she met her future husband, Dr. Robert A. Cox. After graduation she and her husband continued to keep close ties with Earlham throughout their lives. They also were involved with Yokefellow International.
Wilma is survived by her daughter, Margaret “Peg” Bidlingmeyer of Waterford, MI; four grandchildren, Nathan H. Cox, Nick Cox, Jennifer (Rob) Bidlingmeyer Osterman and Matt (Jennifer Cornell) Bidlingmeyer; two great-grandchildren, Xander and Kaylee Osterman; her daughter-in-law, Patricia Martinez Cox: her sister-in-law, Beverly Cox; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert A. Cox on February 15, 2003 and her son, James R. Cox on June 27, 2008.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Friend’s Fellowship Community in Richmond, IN with Chaplain Sandra Ward-Angell officiating.
In leiu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Ste 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
Arrangements are entrusted to Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City.

Mary Jane Carnes

Richmond, IN - Mary Jane Carnes, age 88, of Richmond, Indiana, died Sunday, November 20, 2016, at Friends Fellowship Community.
Born in 1928, in Centerville, Indiana, to James Alden and Fannie Davis Reynolds, Jane was a 1946 graduate of Carthage High School and attended Earlham College. She lived most of her life in Richmond. Jane was a former employee of Conniff’s Men’s Clothing Store. She was a birthright Quaker, charter president and member of the former Richmond Dental Society Auxiliary, member of Eastern Indiana Dental Society Auxiliary, and member of Indiana State Dental Society Auxiliary. Jane was a private pilot. She had served as a volunteer at the Wayne County Historical Museum and the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.
Survivors include her children, Anne (Michael) Brinker of Troy, Ohio, and David A. (Debra) Carnes of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, Dena Carnes, Denise (Clay) Frye, A.J. Brinker, and Joe Brinker; and two great-grandchildren, Natalie and Isaac.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Robert K. Carnes, D.D.S., who died January 23, 2003, and her parents.
Visitation for Mary Jane Carnes will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday, November 25, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. Friday, November 25, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.
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.

November 23rd, 2016 Issue Obituaries

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Eugene J. Ripberger

Eugene J. Ripberger, 83, of Falmouth, IN passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Rush Memorial Hospital.
He was born on November 11, 1933 in Glenwood (Rush County) to Adam and Elenora Orschell Ripberger and was a graduate of New Salem High School class of 1951. After graduation he served two years in the U.S. Army.
Eugene was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Cambridge City. He was a lifetime farmer who enjoyed working on and collecting antique John Deere tractors.
His hobbies included photography and traveling.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years Betty (Ripberger) Ripberger; children sons Chris (Deborah), Tom (Regenia), Glen, and Neil (Jennifer) Ripberger and daughter Carol (Eugene) Baker; 14 grandchildren Brian, Dustin, Scott, Eric, Kyle, Riley, Casey, Brady, Libby, Ellen, Jon and Katie Ripberger and Patrick and Adam Baker; 7 great-grandchildren Makenna, Carson, Camden, Leah, Caylie, Joel and Emarie.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde
A funeral mass will be on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 10:00 am at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Cambridge City with Father Jeremy Gries officiating.
Burial will be in Rushville Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may call at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 2:00 pm until 6:00 p.m. where there will be a Rosary Service at 1:30pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Cambridge City, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brookville or a favorite charity.

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Brenda K. Cummings

Centerville, IN – Brenda K. Cummings, age 59, of Centerville, died Friday, November 18, 2016, at her home.
Born August 19, 1957, in Xenia, Ohio, to Ed and Shirley Gentry, Brenda lived in this community for 27 years. She was a member of Go Ministries. Brenda was a devoted Ordained Minister and worked for New Creations.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Daniel F. Cummings, to whom she married on May 6, 1981; children, Daniel L. (Khristi Viktoriany) Cummings of Jacksonville, Florida, Savannah S. (Jeremy) Rasnick of Connersville, Indiana, and Joseph F. (Gina) Cummings of Richmond; grandchildren, Isaac and Chloe Borck, Caden Rasnick, and Eden and Rowen Cummings; mother; sisters, Linda Bibb and Cindy Gentry; and brothers, Billy and Eddie Gentry.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Visitation for Brenda Cummings will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Townsend officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Teresa Lee Cole

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.

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Nova Mae Nation

Nova Mae Nation, 74, of New Castle went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 10, 2016. She was ill for a short time and was cared for in her home by her loving family while under hospice care. She was born July 11, 1942 in Monticello, Kentucky to the late Dewitt Bell and Anna (Gregory) Bell Steele.

She was a member of Cross Road Church for many years, where she loved serving others. She retired from New Castle Community Schools following many years of working in the cafeteria. Nova’s greatest passion was giving of herself to others and witnessing about the love of God.

Nova is survived by her son, Ronnie Nation of New Castle, who she adored; sisters, Beulah Fudge, Barbara (Steve) Disbro, Ellen Suttles, Mara Kendall; brother, Dewitt Bell; grandson, Colt (Amber) Van Natta; 2 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Roger W. Nation; a daughter, Shelia Mae Van Natta; brother, Manuel Steele; and a sister, Donna Pitts.

Services will be 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Danny Douglas officiating. Burial will follow at Lewisville Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Road Church with envelopes available at the funeral home. You may express condolences or share a memory of Nova at www.hinsey-brown.com.

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Tony Lynn Lowhorn

Cambridge City, IN - Tony Lynn Lowhorn, 57, passed away early Saturday morning November 19, 2016 at I.U. Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tony was born in New Castle, Indiana on March 30, 1959. He was a lifelong Henry County resident and graduated from Tri High School with the class of 1978. While in high school Tony participated in several varsity sports including basketball, football and track. Tony was a member of the Cambridge City Masonic Lodge #5, and an avid I.U. basketball fan. In his leisure, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, golfing and fishing. Tony was employed for by G.P.B. Consulting, LLC as a railroad engineer. He road the tracks between Connersville and New Castle many times over his 28 years of service and was also responsible for track maintenance and repair.
Survivors include his daughter Amber (Jared) Lowhorn-Shaw and granddaughter, Chloe Shaw of Lexington Park, MD; father, Paul M. Lowhorn of rural Cambridge City; 5 brothers, Terry Joe (Janet) Lowhorn of San Antonio, TX, Jeff (Paula) Lowhorn of New Lisbon, David (Stacie) Lowhorn of New Castle, Jim (Angie) Lowhorn of Evans, GA and Darrin (LaDonna) Lowhorn of Michigan City; his companion of 25 years, Sharon K. (Marshall) Mullen and her children, Randy Glover and Shawn E. Mullen; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Tony was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Alice (Mercer) Lowhorn on December 3, 2010 and an infant daughter, Mackenzie Paige Lowhorn.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday November 22, 2016. Chris Hubler will officiate. Burial will follow at the Lewisville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2- 8 p.m. on Monday November 21st at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Cambridge City Masonic Lodge to benefit their youth programs.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Edna “Granny” Gabbard

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DUBLIN - Edna “Granny” Gabbard, 93, passed away Monday evening November 14, 2016 at Henry County Hospital in New Castle.
The daughter of the late Curt and Martha (Fox) Lakes, Edna was born in Jackson County, Kentucky on June 1, 1923.
She moved from Kentucky to Cambridge City, Indiana in 1941 and has made her home in Dublin since 1952. Granny was a homemaker and will be missed dearly by her children and grandchildren. She had worked at Ralph’s Chuckwagon in Dublin and retired in 1983 from A.R.A. for whom she had been employed at the cafeteria in the Connersville Visteon plant. Edna was a member of the Do-Gooders Club and was the oldest living original members of “her church”- the First Missionary Baptist Church, Dublin. In her leisure, Edna enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family.
Survivors include 4 children, Betty (Lloyd) Walker, Jack (Joan) Gabbard, Gene (Susie) Gabbard and Jeff (Jackie) Gabbard all of Dublin; 18 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 12 great -great grandchildren; 3 sisters- Berniece Gibson of Hamilton, OH, Shirley Hobbs of McKee, KY and Carol Brewer of Sharpsburg, KY; 5 brothers, Junior, Elmer, Conal, Eugene and Billy Lakes all of McKee, KY; nieces and nephews.
Edna was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Lawrence Gabbard. They were married in New Castle, Indiana on May 8, 1943. 3 children, Della Powell, Lawrence Gabbard Jr. and James “Jimmy” Gabbard; step mother, Elizabeth McCowan Lakes; 10 brothers, Raymond, Aaron, Dennis, Ralph, Donnie, Garnet, Dale, Delver, Clyde and Dwight Lakes; 6 sisters, Esther McCowan, Gladys Sparks, Jewell Gabbard, Ruby DeBruler, Clementine and Florence Lakes.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 2 p.m. on Saturday November 19, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Jim Noggle will officiate. Burial will follow at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Ruth J. Stuckey

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Ruth J. Stuckey, 90, a long time Fayette County area resident, passed away November 16, 2016 in Rushville.
She was born October 24, 1926 in Brookville to John & Hilda (Geis) Spaeth. Ruth was a 1944 graduate of Brookville High School & obtained her RN in 1947 from the Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Cincinnati, OH. She married Ernest Stuckey on November 26, 1947 and he preceded her in death on May 7, 1992.
Ruth nursed many years at Fayette Memorial Hospital and retired from Philco Ford in Connersville where she was head nurse over the entire factory.
Ruth was a member of St. Gabriel & St. Mary Catholic churches many years, she served on the hospital auxillary in Connersville and was active in the Nurses Club at the hospital.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Larry) Zukerman of Indianapolis, a son, John (Micah) Stuckey of Milton, a sister, Mary Barr of Indianapolis, brothers, Lou (Kay) Spaeth of Hamilton, OH, Robert (Jeanie) Spaeth & Ben Spaeth all of Rushville, grandchildren, Sarah (Chad) Boyd, Michael (Anne) Stuckey, Rachel (Jason) Eckerling, Katherine & Anna Zukerman and great grandchilren, Declan & Aiden Boyd and Olivia & Evan Stuckey + one great grandchild on the way!!
Ruth was preceded in death by sisters, Rita Sheeran and Ellen Wilhelm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, November 21, 2016 in St. Mary Catholic Church in Rushville with Rev. Jeremy Gries presiding. Friends are welcome to visit from 5-7 PM Sunday, November 20 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville. A Rosary will be recited at the mortuary Sunday evening at 4:45. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Rush County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary Catholic Church, 512 N. Perkins St. Rushville, IN. 46173.

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Phillip Douglas Smiley

Lewisville, IN - Phillip Douglas Smiley, 32, of Lewisville passed away at his home on November 13, 2016. Phillip was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 21, 1984. A son of military parents, Phillip lived throughout the country during his childhood. He graduated from Tri High School in Lewisville with the class of 2004. He was a member of the United States Army Reserve, Lewisville Volunteer Fire Department, and enjoyed working on cars as a hobby. Formerly a mechanic at Big “O” Tire in New Castle and a truck driver for Knight Transportation, Phillip currently was employed by Fraley & Schilling Trucking in Rushville.
Survivors include his wife, April Ferguson Smiley, whom he married on December 28, 2013 at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary South of Connersville, Indiana.; two children, Hunter Douglas and Katelyn Lee Smiley of Lincoln, AL.; His mother, Cheryl (Rabenstein) Brunner; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Carey; brother, Nich (Allision) Smiley of Dayton, OH.; sister, Laura Painter of Michigan,; four step-children, David Estes of Atlanta, GA, Rachel Estes of New Castle, Christian Estes of Lewisville, and Rebekah Nordin of Vance AL.; step-mother, Chris Smiley of Lubbock, TX.; step-brother, Storm (Kristina) Hughes of Amarillo, TX.; step-sister, Heather (Chris) Jones of Lubbock, TX.; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Phillip was preceded in death by his father, Peter Joseph Smiley, in 2012 and his maternal grandfather, Carl Rabenstein.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday November 17, 2016 at the Marshall and Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday November 18, 2016 at Gardens of Memory in Muncie, Indiana. Reverend Eric Haler will officiate. Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

November 16th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Randall Lee "Randy" Massie

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Randall Lee "Randy" Massie age 61 of Hillsboro died Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Midwest Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois.

He was born August 18, 1955 in Troy, Ohio the son of the late Russell and Sarah Thompson Massie.

Randall served as a minister in the Churches of Christ /Christian Churches for twenty years in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Indiana (including the Cambridge City Christian Church). He counseled many clients and supervised many devoted counselors as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Hillsboro at FRS Counseling for ten years. Also, Randall’s last years were spent as an Associate Professor at Southern State Community College in the Human and Social Services Program.

He was known for his meticulous intellect and love for those he taught. He was a favorite of all his students who loved to laugh and to learn from him. He received two Excellence in Teaching Awards during his professorship. His robust laugh and voice that echoed throughout the halls of SSCC will be missed. He left the world that he touched a much better place. He is survived by his wife, Carol Brotherton Massie who he had married on June 23, 2003 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, four daughters, Jessica Marie (Rodney) Kemplen of Richmond, Indiana, Nikki Rae Elkins (Klint Hill) of Waverly, Ohio, Tabitha Diane Massie of Richmond, Indiana, Ellen Faye Purvis (fiancé, Adam Bialecki of Grand Rapids, Ohio) of Hillsboro, Ohio, three grandsons, Mason Peed, Brayden Ross, Weslee Kemplen, one step-granddaughter, Renee Hill, and two brothers, James Russell (Barb) Massie of San Antonio, Texas and Michael Allyn Massie of Casstown, Ohio.

Memorial services were held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12th at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene. Charles Gorman officiated. Friends called on Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Hillsboro church of the Nazarene.

Memorial contributions may be made be made to the Randall Massie Scholarship at SSCC, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133. This scholarship is awarded to a student of need in the Human Services field every spring.

The Turner & Son Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.turnerfuneralhomes.cc

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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.

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Richmond, IN - Pamela Denise Volner, age 45, of Richmond, died Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at IU Health Methodist Hospital.
Born January 6, 1971, in Richmond, Indiana, to Richard McClure and Angela Patton, Pam was a life-long resident of Richmond. She worked at the Indiana American Water Co. for over 15 years, Richmond License Branch, Community Action-E of Central Indiana, and as an attendant at the Richmond State Hospital. Pam was an active member of First Assembly of God and helped in Sunday School. She enjoyed crocheting.
Survivors include her sons, Michael C. Volner of Richmond, Zachary Volner of Lafayette, Indiana, and Jacob Volner of Phoenix, Arizona; mother; brothers, David (Delores) Fiscus of Centerville, Indiana, and Fred (Jennifer) McClure of Richmond; nieces, including, Gina Cummings of Richmond and Jesse McClure of Richmond; nephews, including Jack McClure of Richmond and Jonathan Rowing of Richmond; aunts, including Kathy McClure of Richmond; uncles; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father; brother, Phillip Doug McClure; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.
A memorial gathering for Pamela Denise Volner was from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2016, at First Assembly of God, 315 National Road West, Richmond. A memorial service followed at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2016, at First Assembly of God with Rev. Carlos King officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

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Maggie Mae Blue

Centerville, IN - – Maggie Mae Blue, age 22, of Centerville, died Monday, November 7, 2016, in Montgomery County, Ohio.
Born November 27, 1993, in Richmond, Indiana, to William E. and Rebecca L. Barnhizer Blue, Maggie was a life-long resident of this community. She formerly worked at Speedway and Sunshine Café. Maggie loved cats. She was a kind-hearted person, who loved spending time with her family and friends. Maggie had a special bond with her niece and nephew.
Survivors include her parents; sister, Lillian Blue of Centerville, Indiana; grandparents, Franklin Blue of Fountain City, Indiana, Ernestine Joines of Cambridge City, Indiana, and Mary Barnhizer of Philomath, Indiana; niece, Bella Cones; nephew, Garrett Schenk; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, William Barnhizer and paternal grandfather, Dennis Joines.
Visitation for Maggie Mae Blue was from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. A funeral service for Maggie Mae Blue will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 10401 North Meridian Street, Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46290.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

November 9th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Mildred Ogborn Dimond

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Cambridge City, IN - Mildred Ogborn Dimond, 95, of Cambridge City, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016 at Forest Park Health Campus in Richmond, where she and her family were very appreciative of the loving care given to her by the entire staff.
She was born on January, 27, 1921 in Homer, IN to Walter and Cordella Morris Snider and had lived most of her life in Cambridge City.
She was a 1939 graduate of Lincoln High School. Mildred retired from Peoples State Bank after 43 years of service as V.P. of Loans. She was a former member of 1st Presbyterian Church and a member of 1st United Methodist Church both of Cambridge City. She was also a member of Psi Iota Xi and the Business Women’s Association of Richmond. Mildred enjoyed wintering in Florida.
Survivors include a daughter Betsy (David) Gethers; 7 grandchildren Cheri (Rob) Bills, Randy (Kathy) Michael, Cynthia (Michael) Miller, Mark (Christeen) Michael, Darin Gethers, Ryan (Lisa) Gethers and Nathan (Mary) Gethers; 9 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Earl Ogborn in 1990 and Kenneth Dimond in 1998; and daughter Carol Michael Luker in 1995.
Funeral services were on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 10 AM at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with Fr. John Luerman officiating. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Friends called from 2 until 4 PM on Sunday November 6, 2016.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cambridge City Public Library.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com

Rickie Lee Lawrence

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Cambridge City, IN - Rickie Lee Lawrence, 71, of Cambridge City, Indiana passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, November 2, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born July 5, 1945, in Cambridge City, one of four sons of Elmer Samuel and Nina Maxine Brandenburg Lawrence. A veteran of the U. S. Navy, he proudly served during the Vietnam War.
On September 23, 1966, he was married in Milton, Indiana to Edwina C. “Wendy” Estill. Mrs. Lawrence passed away March 28, 2004.
For 24 years, Rickie was employed at D & M in Connersville followed by three years at Carpenter Bus Factory in Richmond, Indiana. He also was employed at Master Brand Cabinet Company until it’s closing when he retired.
Rickie had been a member of the Western Avenue Baptist Church and for many years was a member of the Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post #169 in Cambridge City. He enjoyed camping at Doc-O-Lakes Campground, woodworking and was an avid NASCAR fan. Also, he enjoyed calling BINGO at the Dublin Senior Citizens Apartments and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Matthew Edward Lawrence and Mark Allen (Lynn) Lawrence all of Connersville; daughter, Amanda Marie Lawrence (Brian) Shell of Greenwood, Indiana; four grandchildren, Baylee Lawrence, Owen Lawrence, Autumn Blaes, Mason Blaes; companion, Claudia Jean Moistner of Cambridge City; brothers, James (Doris) Lawrence of Biddeford, Maine, Rodney (Peggy) Lawrence of Phoenix, Arizona; several nieces, nephews, cousins and Doc-O-Lakes family.
Rickie was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brother, and sister-in-law, Jerry and Pat Lawrence.
Funeral service was conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2016, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Eric Hopkins officiating. Burial with Military Honors conducted by the Fayette County Veterans Council was held at Dale Cemetery. Friends called at the funeral home from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Carla Beth Finch Tucker

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Fairfield, OH – Carla Beth Finch Tucker, age 53, formerly of Richmond, died on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital in Fairfield, Ohio.
Born April 15, 1963, in Connersville, Indiana, to Donald and Evelyn Coon Finch, Beth was a 1981 graduate of Richmond High School.
She received her nursing degree and bachelor's degree in business management. She was an office manager for Dr. Fisher, Fort Hamilton Hospital, and Modern Psychology Practice. Beth had lived in Fairfield, Ohio for the last ten years. Beth enjoyed boating and spending time with her family, and especially her granddaughter.
Survivors include her husband, David Eugene Tucker of Fairfield, Ohio, to whom she was married on April 21, 2011; daughters, Sara (Eric) Jasper of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Katie Elliott of Fairfield, Ohio; granddaughter, Allison Jasper; parents; sister, Erica (Scott) Grimes of Richmond; brother, Charlie (Mary) Campbell of North Carolina, Dave (Cheryl) Finch of Richmond, and Bret Finch of Fort Wayne, Indiana; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
Visitation for Carla Beth Finch Tucker was from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Kendal Harris officiating.
Burial will be in Dublin Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Bethesda Worship Center, 2200 Peacock Road, 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 Joseph www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Joseph Taylor Ashbrook

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Winchester, IN – Joseph Taylor Ashbrook, age 21, of Winchester, Indiana, died Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at his home.
Born January 29, 1995, in Greenville, Ohio, to Chris B. and Lori Perkins Ashbrook, Joseph lived in Castine, Ohio, and Loudon, Tennessee, and he grew up in Centerville, Indiana. He owned and operated his own handyman business, ‘Certainly Done Right’.   Joseph had a big heart and liked helping others. He was a protector of his family and friends and was proud to be a momma’s boy. Joseph enjoyed fishing and cooking. He loved his little girl more than anything.
Survivors include his wife, Megan Hoover Ashbrook of Richmond; daughter, Karlyssa Jo Ashbrook; father, Chris B. (Melissa Widau) Ashbrook of Winchester, Indiana; mother, Lori Perkins of Winchester, Indiana; step-children, Bryson and Rowen; sister, Jazmyne (Travis) McMillan of Centerville, Indiana; nieces, Gabriella, Gracelynn, Phoebe, and Eve; nephew, Travis II; aunt, Kathy Varble and her family; other extended family; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Visitation for Joseph Taylor Ashbrook was from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service followed at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor John Maples officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please visit www.gofundme.com to donate toward Joseph Ashbrook.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Mary Jean Goodwin

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Centerville, IN – Mary Jean Goodwin, age 93, of Centerville, died Monday, October 31, 2016, at Ambassador Healthcare.
Born November 3, 1922, in Union County, Indiana, to Clarence and Isa Hustad West, Mary was a life-long resident of Union and Wayne County.
She graduated from Brownsville High School in 1940 and from Anderson Beauty School in 1941. Mary owned and operated Goodwin’s Beauty Shop for over 65 years. She was a member of the Centerville Women’s Club and Centerville-Abington Senior Center.
Survivors include her nieces and nephews, including her nephew, Rev. Richard (Dixie) Watt of Richmond; great-nieces, Sherry Watt of Colorado, Kim Duggan of Richmond, Indiana, Julie Watt of Centerville, Indiana, Amy Watt of Richmond, Indiana, and Ann Stuart of Ohio; great-nephews, Rusty Hensley of Liberty, Indiana, and Jeff Hensley of Richmond, Indiana; and special friends, Rosie Garrett of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Tom (Debbie) Garrett of Madison, Indiana, and Larry (Helen) Seal of Centerville, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her parents; twin sister, Martha Watt; brothers, Wilbur West and Harold West; niece, Mary Ann Hogan; and special friend, John Garrett.
Visitation for Mary Jean Goodwin was from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service followed at 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Watt officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Centerville-Abington Senior Center, 111 South 2nd Street, Centerville, IN 47330.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Norma Ruth Bailey

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Centerville, IN – Norma Ruth Bailey, age 97, of Centerville, died Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Ambassador Healthcare.
Born April 1, 1919, in Wayne County, Indiana, to Paul Russell Schroy and Geneva J. Hunt, Norma graduated from Centerville High School in 1937.
She was a resident of Centerville for forty years before moving to McAllen, Texas, where she lived for four years. Norma then moved to Onalaska, Wisconsin, for eighteen years. She moved back to McAllen Texas for fourteen years before returning to Centerville on October 24, 1994. Norma was a charter member of the Wisconsin Iowa Minnesota Doll Collectors and a member of the Lower Upper Valley Doll Collectors. She was a member of the Centerville Christian Church and Beta Eta Xi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi.
Survivors include her son, Howard ‘Pete’ (Mary Ann) Bailey of Centerville; granddaughters, Becky (Dave) Jones and Kristi (Eric) Webster; great-grandchildren, Ashley (Luke) Keller and Craig (Lisa) Webster; great-great-grandchildren, Emma and Raylan Keller and Alaina and Cailene Webster; brother-in-law, Bob O’Neill; nieces; nephews; god-daughter, Penny Schenck; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard E. Bailey, to whom she was married on September 17, 1939; great-great-grandson, Levi Keller; parents; and sister, Audrey F. O’Neill.
Visitation for Norma Ruth Bailey was from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service followed at 3:00 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home with Reverend James Girdley officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Centerville Women’s Cemetery Association, 407 Short St., Centerville, IN 47330-1017 or Ambassador Healthcare Activity Department, 705 East Main St., Centerville, IN 47330.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Louella M. ‘Pee Wee’ Grimme

Abington, IN - Louella M. ‘Pee Wee’ Grimme, age 88, of Abington, died Saturday, November 5, 2016, at her home.
Born April 1, 1928, in Centerville, Indiana, to Russell and Edith Brown Morgan, Louella was a life-long resident of the Abington community. She farmed with her husband, ‘Cap’. Louella assisted her husband ‘Cap’ while he was Township Trustee for 8 years, and then she served as Township Trustee for 24 years. Louella was a member of the First Baptist Church in Richmond, Eastern Star Chapter #49, Willing Workers, Township Trustee Association, and Salvation Singers.
Survivors include her daughters, Cathy J. Grimme and Debbie K. Grimme, both of Abington, Indiana, and faithful companions, her dogs Zak and Bo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 46 years, Warren R. ‘Cap’ Grimme, who died on September 25, 1996; and brother, Robert ‘Bobby’ Morgan.
Visitation for Louella M. ‘Pee Wee’ Grimme will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Bud Parrish officiating. Burial will be in Abington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Gideon International for the Memorial Bible Fund, P.O. Box 174, Hagerstown, IN 47346 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

James L. Foreman

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Richmond, IN - James L. Foreman 73 of Richmond went home to be with the Lord November 4, 2016 at Reid Hospital after playing 18 holes of Golf, a game he dearly loved. Later he had a massive heart attack. Jim was born February 15, 1943 in Richmond to Earl Foreman and Stella Faye Caplinger Foreman Conrad and lived here all his life.
Jim was a truck driver for 35 years and a bus driver with Richmond Community Schools 16 years. He was an Air Force veteran serving from 1961-65 stationed at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Jim pastored the First Baptist Church of Fountain City until its closing in 2014. Jim and his wife Jenny then started attending Hillcrest Baptist Church, and instantly fell in love with the pastor and the people there.
Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years Jenny, who he married January 2, 1962. In addition to his wife Jim is survived by two sons Chris (Felicia) Foreman of Dayton, Ohio and Sean (Megan) Foreman of Zionsville, one daughter Sherry (Jimmy) Breeden of Pershing, six grandchildren Paige and Brooke Foreman, and Ashley (Ryan) Young of Anderson, Whitney (John) Lamb of Patuxent River, Maryland, Sydney and Luke Basler of Pershing, five great grandchildren Layton, Jase and Gavin Lamb, Mason and Isabella Young, one sister Carol (Jim) DeLucio of Richmond, one brother Ken Foreman of Kingman, Arizona, a dear aunt Phyllis Robinson of Eustis Florida, nieces, nephews, and cousins including a special cousin David Caplinger, who was his golfing buddy. Jim is preceded in death by his parents and one sister Joann LaKamp.
Jim loved to tease others, especially his two granddaughters Paige and Brooke, and four special ladies Kathy Ewen, Cathy Boicourt, sister-in-law Carol Bussen, and daughter-in-law Megan. He teased them relentlessly. After some time Megan said to him, “I’ve had just about enough of you Jim Foreman!” He would quit for a little bit, then be right back at it again.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday November 9, 2016 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Martin Holman officiating. Entombment, with military rites, will be in Earlham Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Hillcrest Baptist Church 3469 Hillcrest Road Richmond, Indiana 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

Stephen E. Weaver

Losantville, 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 will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 10, at Antioch Christian Church, Losantville. Pastor David Craw will officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 PM on Wednesday at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown, and at the church after 10:30 AM on Thursday.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com

Julia M. 'Judy' Baker

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Liberty, IN – Julia M. 'Judy' Baker, age 71, of Liberty, died Monday, November 7, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her family at her bedside.
Known to all by the name of Judy, she was born October 9, 1945, in Stearns, Kentucky, to Rev. William Jess and Hazel Marie King Neal.
Judy grew up in Spiceland, Indiana, and throughout her life was a resident of Henry and Wayne County, as well as Union County. She met and married Robert E. Baker on June 24, 1972, who preceded her in death in July 2009, after 37 years of marriage. Judy was a loving mother and her family meant everything to her. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking for her family, quilting, camping, and fishing.
Judy was an owner/operator with her husband in the early 1970’s of the Residence in Richmond. After twenty-two years, she retired from Neaton Auto in Eaton, Ohio.
Judy was the fifth born in a family of eight. She is survived by one brother, James (Ruth) Neal of Somerset, Kentucky; sisters, Onie (John) Stecher of Columbus, Ohio, and Anna (Ron) Haler of Morgantown, Indiana; sisters-in-law, Vivian Neal of Richmond and Louise Neal of Somerset, Kentucky.
Survivors include her daughters, Sheryl Neal and Rhonda (Mike) Carlin, both of Liberty, Indiana; sons, Roger (Kathy) Butler of New Castle, Indiana, and David Butler of Williamsburg, Indiana; grandchildren, Hunter and Clay Butler, Cody (Brooke) and Miranda Carlin, Madison and Morgan Butler and Ross (Ashley) and Alex Kilgore; great-grandchildren, Grayson Cook, Celina Carlin, and Noami Kilgore; and many family members and friends who loved her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Baker; parents; brothers, Jesse, Joe, Donald, and Phillip Neal; and nieces, Patricia and Tiffany Neal and Cinea Scales.
Visitation for Julia M. 'Judy' Baker will be from12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. James E. Slaven officiating. Burial for Julia, as well as Robert’s ashes, will be in Goshen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502; AseraCare Hospice, 4427 Garwood Place, Richmond, IN 47374.

Maggie Mae Blue

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Centerville, IN – Maggie Mae Blue, age 22, of Centerville, died Monday, November 7, 2016, in Montgomery County, Ohio.
Born November 27, 1993, in Richmond, Indiana, to William E. and Rebecca L. Barnhizer Blue, Maggie was a life-long resident of this community. She formerly worked at Speedway and Sunshine Café. Maggie loved cats.    She was a kind-hearted person, who loved spending time with her family and friends. Maggie had a special bond with her niece and nephew.
Survivors include her parents; sister, Lillian Blue of Centerville, Indiana; grandparents, Franklin Blue of Fountain City, Indiana, Ernestine Joines of Cambridge City, Indiana, and Mary Barnhizer of Philomath, Indiana; niece, Bella Cones; nephew, Garrett Schenk; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, William Barnhizer and paternal grandfather, Dennis Joines.
Visitation for Maggie Mae Blue will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. A funeral service for Maggie Mae Blue will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 10401 North Meridian Street, Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46290.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Randall Lee “Randy” Massie

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Randall Lee “Randy” Massie age 61 of Hillsboro died Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Midwest Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois.
He was born August 18, 1955 in Troy, Ohio the son of the late Russell and Sarah Thompson Massie.
Randall served as a minister in the Churches of Christ /Christian Churches for twenty years in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Indiana (including the Cambridge City Christian Church). He counseled many clients and supervised many devoted counselors as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Hillsboro at FRS Counseling for ten years. Also, Randall’s last years were spent as an Associate Professor at Southern State Community College in the Human and Social Services Program.
He was known for his meticulous intellect and love for those he taught. He was a favorite of all his students who loved to laugh and to learn from him. He received two Excellence in Teaching Awards during his professorship. His robust laugh and voice that echoed throughout the halls of SSCC will be missed. He left the world that he touched a much better place. He is survived by his wife, Carol Brotherton Massie who he had married on June 23, 2003 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, four daughters, Jessica Marie (Rodney) Kemplen of Richmond, Indiana, Nikki Rae Elkins (Klint Hill) of Waverly, Ohio, Tabitha Diane Massie of Richmond, Indiana, Ellen Faye Purvis (fiancé, Adam Bialecki of Grand Rapids, Ohio) of Hillsboro, Ohio, three grandsons, Mason Peed, Brayden Ross, Weslee Kemplen, one step-granddaughter, Renee Hill, and two brothers, James Russell (Barb) Massie of San Antonio, Texas and Michael Allyn Massie of Casstown, Ohio.
Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12th at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene. Charles Gorman will officiate. Friends may call on Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Hillsboro churchof the Nazarene.
Memorial contributions may be made be made to the Randall Massie Scholarship at SSCC, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133. This scholarship is awarded to a student of need in the Human Services field every spring.
The Turner & Son Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.turnerfuneralhomes.cc

November 2nd, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Clarence W. Bertsch

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RICHMOND, Ind. – Clarence W. Bertsch, age 71, of Richmond, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Reid Health.

  Born January 23, 1945, in Salem, Indiana, to Joseph William and Verle Mae Tarr Bertsch, Clarence lived in Wayne County most of his life.

  He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1964. Clarence served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Dana Corporation after 35 years of service. Clarence was a member of the Zion’s Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting mushrooms, building and refurnishing furniture, and spending time with his grandchildren.

  Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Marlene Bettenbroke Bertsch; daughter, Tammy (Robert F.) Cornell of Richmond; grandchildren, Lennon and Isabella Grace Cornell; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

  He was preceded in death by his sons, Clarence Everett Bertsch and Jeffrey Wayne Bertsch; parents; sister, Peggy Ruth Walters; and brother, Joseph Raymond Bertsch.

  Visitation for Clarence W. Bertsch was from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 28, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service was at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Meckley officiating. Burial was in Lutherania Cemetery.

  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.

Julia Glidden McConnell

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LEWISVILLE - Julia Glidden McConnell, 102 years old, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon October 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana while surrounded by her loving family.

  The youngest daughter of the late Simon E. and Ruby (Chestnut) Glidden, Julia was born in Lewisville, Indiana on April 10, 1914. She was a descendant of Lewis C. Freeman, who along with James B. Harris, plotted the town of Lewisville on December 25, 1829. Julia graduated from Lewisville High School with the class of 1932. She had worked for Smith Jewelry Store in New Castle followed by her employment at the Indiana State House and Indiana Health Careers where she worked in their accounting departments. Julia was a member of the Lewisville Presbyterian Church, was active in politics, the democratic party and was fortunate to have had her photograph taken with President John F. Kennedy.

  Survivors include her daughter, Kay McConnell Ryan of Indianapolis; 2 granddaughters, Cheryl Ryan Rawlings of Mulberry and Jennifer Ryan Browning of Mt. Summit; 5 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; 1 nephew and 2 nieces, including Gloria Smith-Taylor of Pennsylvania.

  Julia was preceded in death by her brother, Eugene Glidden; 2 sisters, Helen M. Smith and Adalene Glidden; son in-law, James Ryan.

  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday November 1, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. Following a private funeral service, burial will take place at the Lewisville Cemetery.

  Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Frederick H. Walters

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CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. – Frederick H. Walters, age 85, of Cambridge City, died Thursday, October 27, 2016, at Reid Health.

  Born April 9, 1931, in Richmond, Indiana, to Harry and Lelia Pope Walters, Fred was a life-long resident of Wayne County.

  He was a graduate of Richmond High School. Fred served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired as a baker from the Richmond Baking Company. Fred was a member of the VFW Kirk-Little Post 1108, American Legion Harry Ray Post #65, Loyal Order of Moose, and Druids Lodge.

  Survivors include his life partner, Betty Weilenman of Cambridge City, Indiana; daughter, Darleen (Jeff) Miller of Bardstown, Kentucky; two granddaughters, Adrienne (Thomas) Pfannerstill and Alanna (Brad) Osbourne; great-granddaughter, Maddie Pfannerstill; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sue Ann Bane Walters; parents; sisters, Gertrude Warned, Barbara Smith, and Ruth Ann Walters; and infant brother.

  Visitation for Frederick H. Walters will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Jeff Miller officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.

  Memorial contributions may be made to: American Legion Harry Ray Post #65, 109 North 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or VFW Kirk-Little Post 1108, 213 South 8th St., Richmond, IN 47374.

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

Lisa JoAnne Sanders

CAMBRIDGE CITY- Lisa JoAnne Sanders, 55, passed away early Wednesday morning October 26, 2016 at her home in Cambridge City, Indiana.

  Lisa was born in Lafayette, Indiana on July 28, 1961. She attended Tri County High School in Wolcott with the class of 1979 and earned her degree in Graphic Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  She was employed as a graphic artist for the St. Petersburg Times and the Lafayette Journal & Courier. Lisa loved to travel and was known as the family nomad. Prior to making Cambridge City her home, Lisa had also lived in Columbus, Ohio, Washington State and Vancouver, British Columbia. Lisa was a creative artist and in her leisure, enjoyed doing craftwork and fishing.

  Survivors include her mother, Barbara I. (Radcliffe) Sanders of Richmond, VA; 3 siblings, Roxanne (Mike) Eckart of Cambridge City, Laurene (Bill) Creekbaum of Bradenton, FL and Vincent (Carmen) Sanders of Kentland; several nieces, nephews and her canine companion, Wish.

  Lisa was preceded in death by her father, Lewis C. Sanders in September of 2006.

  Following cremation, a private family gathering will be held in honor of Lisa’s life. Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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

Dale Charles "Trigger" Harrison

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Connersville, Indiana - 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.

October 26th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Marlene Johnson

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NEW CASTLE - Marlene Johnson, 76, passed away Sunday evening October 16, 2016 at Henry County Memorial Hospital in New Castle, Indiana.
A daughter of the late Harry Max and Edna Marie (Logan-House) Driver, Marlene was born in Richmond, Indiana on January 29, 1940.
She was a graduate of Richmond High School with the class of 1958 and had worked at Sears-Roebuck prior to her children being born. Marlene was a stay at home mom and enjoyed spending time with her family, baking in the kitchen and drives through the country. She was a foster grandparent, and attended the Salem United Methodist Church north of Straughn. Marlene moved to New Castle in 1992 where she worked for Heilig-Meyers Furniture Store.
Survivors include 2 children and their spouses, Fred and Michelle Johnson of West College Corner, Indiana and Christine and Jeff Ballenger of New Castle; 8 grandchildren, Dalton Johnson, Danielle Ames, Catelin Aucoin, Jeffrey (Jordan) Ballenger, Garett, Westley, Caitlyn and Aleyna Orr; 1 great grandson, Brayden Aucoin; 3 brothers, Michael (Lon) Driver of Lynnwood, WA, Marty and Malcom Driver both of Richmond; sister in-law, Janice Driver of Centerville and a special niece, Stacey (TJ) Robinson of Kentucky.
Visitation was from 4-6 p.m. on Friday October 21, 2016 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital - 501 St. Jude Place / Memphis, TN 38105
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

David "Mac" Hoy

New Castle - David “Mac” Hoy, 61, of New Castle, passed away Monday evening October 17, 2016 at I.U. Ball Hospital in Muncie, Indiana.
David was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 2, 1955.
He was raised in the Dublin community and attended school in Dublin and Cambridge City. David served his country in the United States Army (1972-1974) and was stationed in Germany. He had worked at the New Castle Kentucky Fried Chicken for several years and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, the former Sandra Kay Hughett. They were married in Lewisville Park on August 6, 1983. 2 children, Joseph David and Lora Elizabeth; 1 sister, Brenda (Larry) Logan of Vanceburg, KY.
David was preceded in death by his father, Lowell Leslie Hoy Sr., on July 17, 1993 and mother, Lora Luella (Stoltz) Hoy on July 19, 1967; 1 brother, Lowell L. Hoy Jr. on January 26, 2007.
No services are planned currently but condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Raymond W. Talbot

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RICHMOND, Ind. – Raymond W. Talbot, age 66, of Richmond, died Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Reid Health.
Born June 5, 1950, in Rock Island, Illinois, to John D. and Dorothy Boyer Talbot, Raymond was a resident of this community since 1967.
He was a 1968 graduate of Centerville High School. Raymond was a member, deacon, and elder of Centerville Christian Church. He was owner and operator of Protek Corporation.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Barbara Talbot, to whom he was married on October 9, 1971; mother, Dorothy Talbot of Fairfield, Ohio; daughter, Nikki (Kenny) Lucas of Princeton, Indiana; son, Mikel (April) Talbot of Centerville, Indiana; grandchildren, Montgomery, Emerson, and Briley Adams and Ethan, Chandler, and Makena Talbot; sisters, Vicki (Paul) Long and Gail (Rich) Presutto; brothers, John (Carol) Talbot, Gary (Nancy) Talbot and Denis (Dona) Talbot; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Barry Talbot.
Visitation for Raymond W. Talbot was from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service followed at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Wes Sewell officiating.
Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Centerville Christian Church, 111 North Morton Avenue, Centerville, IN 47330.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Vola Alice Elsrod

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CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Vola Alice Elsrod, age 90, of Centerville, died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Reid Health.
Born August 22, 1926, in Connersville, Indiana, to Eisha and Dora Lee Fowler Gabbard, Vola lived most of her life in Centerville. She was an aide at the Richmond State Hospital. Vola was a member of First Baptist Church of Centerville. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels. Vola enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Myra Baldwin of Centerville, Indiana, Bruce Elsrod of Centerville, Indiana, Brian Elsrod of Richmond, Indiana, and Jennifer Crawford of Richmond, Indiana; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Robert Elsrod, who died on June 7, 2006; parents; five sisters, Olla Houghland, Vida Moore, Coletta Willett, Nida Bills, and Veron Newton; and half-brothers, Lester Maupin and Raymond Steele.
Visitation for Vola Alice Elsrod was from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service followed at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. James L. Girdley officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, Memorials & Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or American Diabetes Association, Memorial & Honors Program, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Jerry Lee Taylor

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RICHMOND, Ind. – Jerry Lee Taylor, age 53, of Richmond, died Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
Born September 24, 1963, in Winchester, Indiana, to William E. and Jane F. Nolte Taylor, Jerry lived most of his life in Richmond.
He graduated from Richmond High School in 1981. Jerry was a Senior Project Manager for National Salvage & Service Corporation and other environmental companies throughout his life. He was a member of the Steelworkers Union. Jerry loved Notre Dame football... ‘GOD, COUNTRY, AND NOTRE DAME.’ He enjoyed golfing and fishing. Jerry was the family ‘Grill Master’, and famous for his BBQ chicken legs.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Darlene Lester Taylor, to whom he was married on April 11, 1997; son, Stuart Taylor of Missouri; daughters, Brandi Rosenberger of Centerville, Indiana, and Alisha (Justin) Fekete of Carmel, Indiana; grandchildren, Kayci and Mason Taylor, Micaila, Madison, and Mason Rosenberger, and Livia and Ellery Fekete; dad, William Taylor; sisters, Johna (Chuck) Carufel of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Sandy Marlow of Richmond; brothers, Robert (Angela) Taylor of Richmond and Tony (Angela) Taylor of Bloomington, Indiana; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; cousins; many friends, including his ‘brothers from another mother’, Rob Thomas, Kyle Murray, Steve Wright, Tony Hammer, and Scott Gilmore; and last, but not least, his fur-baby, Oliver.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Taylor; nephew, Justin Taylor; brother-in-law, Steve Marlow; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dean and Ruth Ann Lester.
Visitation for Jerry Lee Taylor was from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. The family requests that everyone attend in Notre Dame gear. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Tony Taylor officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in honor of Jerry may be made to: Help The Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375; American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278; or American Stroke Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Brenda Capps Crane Koons

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CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Brenda Capps Crane Koons, age 65, of Centerville, died after a long battle with Huntington’s disease Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Rosebud Village surrounded by her family and friends.
Born March 13, 1951, in Harlan County, Kentucky, to James and Sue Whisman Capps, Brenda lived in this area for most of her life. She worked at Nettle Creek Industries. Brenda enjoyed camping, boating, being outside, and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Phillip Koons, to whom she was married in 1997; daughter, Melissa Nester of Richmond, Indiana; son, Jerod (Tara) Crane of Louisville, Kentucky; grandchildren, Justin Shurte, Tyler Nester, and Jadyn, Arabella, and Madison Crane; sisters, Emily (Scott) Gibson and Connie Marks, both of Richmond, Indiana; brother, Larry (Karen) Capps of Liberty, Indiana; nieces; nephews; other extended family; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Eddie Capps and Darrell Capps.
Visitation for Brenda Capps Crane Koons was from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service was at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 24, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home, with Pastor Rodney Shelley officiating. Burial was at the convenience of the family in Goshen Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Donald Eugene Rader Sr.

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RICHMOND, Ind. – Donald Eugene Rader Sr., age 87, of Richmond, died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born February 24, 1929, in Eaton, Ohio, to Elmer and Gladys Lunsford Rader, Don lived in this area all of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Don worked for more than 20 years in the Administration Building for Richmond Community Schools. He also worked alongside his father at Rader’s Greens Fork Sawmill. Don enjoyed his church, spending time with his family, and watching sports.
Survivors include his daughters, Brenda (James) Maupin and Teresa (Gary) Swejkar, both of Centerville, Indiana, and Pamela (Billy Paul) Sparks, Gladys Dreaden, and Darla May, all of Richmond; son, David Rader of Richmond; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sisters, Barbara (Willard) Brown and Peg Neeley, both of Richmond; daughter-in-law, Frances Rader; sisters-in-law, Betty Hunt, Donna Jean Bozarch, and Zola Rader; brother-in-law, Jack Toney; nieces; nephews; and loyal companion, his dog, Max.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Olive Toney Rader; sons, Donald Eugene Rader Jr., Gayland Rader, and Stuart Rader; parents; sister, Marjorie Neeley; brothers, Charles and Bob Rader; daughter-in-law, Sharon Rader; sisters-in-law, Connie Cook and Carolyn Riddle; brothers-in-law, Russell Neeley and Eddie Neeley; and great-grandson, Lane.
Visitation for Donald Eugene Rader Sr. will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. James E. Slaven officiating. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

William Jerry Smith

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September 18, 1946 - September 30, 2016

SMITH, William "Jerry", age 70, passed away on Sept. 30, 2016 at home.
He was born in Richmond, Indiana on Sept. 18, 1946 to William and Mary (May) Smith.
He grew up in Centerville and lived in Connersville for a time, while working at Ford.
He was a Honorable Veteran of the US Marines, and worked his career as a Plant Manager at several locations across the country.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Peggy (Cornett) Smith, two sons, Darien Smith (Danielle), Brian Smith (Leona), a sister, Patricia Lilley, and four grandchildren, Isabella, Parker, Mary, and Olivia Smith.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, two brothers, Dennis of Connersville and Timmy of Florida, and one brother-in-law, Larry Lilly of Texas.
A Memorial Service took place on Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 11:00 AM at Blount & Curry Terrace Oaks Chapel, Florida.

Michael D. Owens

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Michael D. Owens, age 65, passed into the presence of his Creator and Lord at his Colorado Springs home on October 17, 2016, following 6 & ½ years of courageous battle against Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Michael was born on September 12, 1951, in Richmond, Indiana, to parents Delbert W. Owens and Thelma Lakes Owens, both of whom preceded him in death.
Michael honorably served as an Indiana State Trooper for 28 years (PE2511), retiring in 2001, as a Lieutenant and District Commander of the Pendleton Post, the most awarded and successful District in the State. It was during this time that he completed his Master’s degree in Public Management from Indiana University, in addition to receiving a diploma from Northwestern University (4.0 GPA). Michael had enough college credits for a PhD.
During his Indiana State Police (ISP) career he also served as the Indiana State Capitol Police Director, tasked with rebuilding and professionalizing the Indiana State Capitol Police Department following a year at Northwestern University in the P.A.T.P. Program. Michael also served as the first LASER specialist for the Indiana State Police Crime Lab, the Assistant Division Commander of the Fiscal Division, and as security planner/liaison for major international events such as the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and Formula One races, and numerous smaller events. He further served as the Indiana State Police Central Field Operations Tactical Intervention Platoon Commander (Riot Platoon) for Connersville – Pendleton – Indianapolis – Putnamville & Terre Haute; and as the State Police liaison to the Indiana Department of Corrections: Pendleton Reformatory, Corrections Industrial Complex, and Juvenile Facility.
Following his 2001, ISP retirement, Michael was employed for several years as the Police Chief for Earlham College. While working there, he also instructed for Earlham College, as well as for Indiana University. Michael subsequently added Indiana Wesleyan University and Harrison College to his adjunct professor teaching resume.
Michael was employed from 2004 to October 2009, at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, serving as the Director of Special Facilities that included responsibilities of supervising employees, event Coordination and Scheduling, management of performing arts auditorium, college football stadium, basketball arena, college baseball field, and other athletic facilities, a Guest lecturer: Behind the Scenes at Miami, Chairman, Commencement Committee, along with financial and budgeting responsibilities.
Michael continued as an adjunct professor for Indiana University through October of 2012, when his illness then forced him into permanent full-disability/retirement.
Michael was a member of the Indiana Trooper’s Association, American Association of State Troopers, FOP #63 John W. Hennigar Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, and Hillcrest Church, Richmond, Indiana. Michael also served the City of Richmond, Indiana, as a past board member on the Planning Commission, as well as a past board member on the Tree Commission.
Michael is a well-known man of integrity, and highly respected throughout his professional careers, and also in his personal life. He is described as “the best husband in the world,” ‘the best boss in the world,” and as a most loving father. He honored and served his parents throughout their lives. Michael loved playing his guitar, song writing, golf, Nascar, traveling, horseback riding, physical fitness, his tv crime shows and westerns; and in recent months he immensely enjoyed thumb wrestling. He never complained throughout his extremely debilitating illness; he never gave up; he never lost his faith; he was the epitome of bravery.
Survivors include his wife of 17 ½ years, Julia Owens; son, Michael Brandon Owens of Richmond, Indiana; step-sons, Scott Randall of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Jeremy Randall of Korea; granddaughter, Sydney Owens of Clayton, Indiana.
He is also survived by his Aunt Icie (George) Poynter, and Aunt Wanda (Oscar) Hensley, and Aunt Ruth Owens, all of Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Ky; and Aunt Glenna Mink, of Lexington, Ky; Uncle Duane (Mary) Lakes of Indianapolis, Indiana; and many loving cousins, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews-in-law, niece-in-law, and friends.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Charles and Anna (Laswell) Owens of Orlando, Ky; and grandparents Estel and Celia (Mullins) Lakes, Richmond, In; Uncle Hubert Owens and Uncle Lloyd Owens of Mt. Vernon, Ky; Uncle Wayne Lakes, of Indiana; Aunt Elsie Click and Aunt Ella Abney of Florida.
Visitation for Michael D. Owens will be from 12:00pm-1:00pm, (MST) Tuesday, October 25th, Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 North Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Funeral service will be at 1:00pm, Tuesday, at Swan-Law with Rev. Deitrick officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery following the service.

October 19th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Myron Eugene Matney

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Myron Eugene Matney

( March 19, 1928 - October 12, 2016 )

Daleville...Myron Eugene Matney, 88, resident of Daleville, passed away October 12, 2016 at his residence.

  He was born in Henry County, March 19, 1928, the son of Owen and Myrtle Gustin Matney.

  He had worked at General Motors for many years and was a graduate of New Lisbon High School.

  He had attended the New Lisbon Christian Church and loved farming.

  Survivors are his wife: Norma (Over) of Daleville, Children: Pamela Matney of Daleville and Penny Thompson (Danny) of Defiance, Ohio, 3 grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren, 2 brothers: Marvin (Phyllis) and Jearld (Deanna) Matney of New Castle, 2 sisters: Deloris Bennett of California and Jeannette Stapleton of Dublin, several nieces and nephews, good friends: Brad Golden, The Spanglers, The McKinneys and Diane Ridenour.

  A celebration of his life was held on Monday at 10:00 am at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 8212 South Walnut Street, Daleville, with Pastor Mark Lomison officiating.

  Burial followed at South Mound Cemetery in New Castle. Friends called at the funeral home on Sunday from 4-8 PM.

  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

  Online Guestbook is available at: www.ballardandsons.com

  The Ballard family is honored to celebrate the life of Myron Eugene Matney with family and friends.

H. Virginia Wittman

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RICHMOND, Ind. – 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.

  Visitation for H. Virginia Wittman was from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2300 West Main Street, Richmond.

  A memorial service followed at 10:30 a.m. 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.

Sibyl Gay Price

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RICHMOND, Ind. – 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.

  Visitation for Sibyl Gay Price was from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service followed at 1:00 p.m. 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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HAGERSTOWN, Ind. – 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 will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 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.

October 12th, 2016 Issue Obituaries

Sylvia J. Ravencraft

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Sylvia J. Ravencraft, 91, of Cambridge City, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Ambassador Health Care in Centerville, IN.
She was born on September 5, 1925 in Brownsville, IN to Joseph and Clara (Davis) Feller.
She was a 1943 graduate of Milton High School and was a member of Milton Christian Church. Sylvia worked at Jenkins Hall, vita Fair Pharmacy & then retired from Knollenberg's after 25 years.
She is survived by daughters, Brenda (Ron) Chandler of Cambridge City and Suzanne (Darrell) Maines of Connersville; granddaughters, Laura (Lance) Waskom of Greenwood and Lisa (Brent) Holverson of Indianapolis; great granddaughters, Brooke, Paige and Kayley Waskom and Sierra and Sage Holverson; a sister, Barbara Ravencraft; nieces, nephews and other extended family.
In addition to her parents, Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Ravencraft in 2004; a daughter Beverly Ann Ravencraft; her brother Warren Feller; a great granddaughter, Brianna Marie Waskom and a favorite nephew, Ken Feller.
There will be no public calling for Sylvia. Her funeral service will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 10:00 am at Glen Haven Cemetery in Boston, Indiana.
In leiu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fayette Central School (Harrisburg, Indiana), Milton Christian Church or any charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.waskoms.com

Robert Carol Shaeffer

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Robert Carol Shaeffer was called home to be with his Lord on October 8, 2016. Robert and God had an agreement that he would go peacefully in his sleep and God kept his end of the bargain. He passed away due to complications of Congestive heart Failure at age 91.
Robert had lived a full life filled with love. Born in Maryland, he enlisted in the Army at age 17 and served as a tank driver in WWII. When he returned, he met and married the love of his life, Grace. Together, they had 3 children, Linda, Robert and Patricia and one granddaughter, Vicki that they raised as their own.
He made his way to Indiana with his employer, Allegheny Ludlum, where he worked as a steel roll grinder and, ultimately, a supervisor and trainer. In addition to to his work at Allegheny, he was also a very accomplished gardener. He had quite the green thumb and grew the most magnificent ivy anyone had ever seen. He retired in 1990 and spent the remainder of his days serving as a chaplain, something he truly felt was his calling. Robert visited the elderly in New Castle and surrounding areas spreading messages of God's everlasting love. The last 9 ½ years he regularly conducted services at Glen Oaks. He was revered as a compassionate, generous and funny individual who will be missed by all who knew him.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, his beloved “Gracie”, his daughter, Linda. He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Partin; son, Robert T. Shaeffer; granddaughter, Vicki McCorkle, who he lovingly referred to a his “best girl” and her husband, Shane; great-grandchildren, Krystyna (Matt) Biggs, Hayley (Ryan) Guffey and Damien Upchurch; two great-great grandchildren, Korbyn and Addyson, as well as more friends than he could count.
Please join his family to celebrate his amazing life at the Four Square Church in New Castle from 12 noon until 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 14, 2016. In lieu of gifts, the family asks that a flower be planted in his memory so that others may appreciate God's gift of new life as he did.

Thomas August Kohnle

WINCHESTER, Ky. – Thomas August Kohnle, age 86, of Winchester, Kentucky, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
He was born on July 12, 1930, in Richmond, Indiana, to the late Bernard William Kohnle and Harriett Thomas Kohnle. Tom served in the U.S. Air Force from 1948 to 1952 in active duty in Germany. He retired from Delta Natural Gas after 35 years of working as Vice President Controller. Tom enjoyed playing golf. He was a charter member and was still active at our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lexington, Kentucky.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Gail Sudhoff Kohnle; children, Jeff (Julie) Kohnle, Karen (Stuart) Winburn, and Janis (John) Allen; grandchildren, Zack Allen, Andrew Allen, and Justin Allen; sister, Dorothy DeGuira of Cambridge City, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Bernice Mae McNally.
Visitation for Thomas August Kohnle was from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2016, at Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street, Winchester, Kentucky. Funeral service was at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2255 Eastland Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky. Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Earlham Cemetery, 1101 National Road West, Richmond. Local arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, Richmond.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2255 Eastland Parkway, Lexington, KY 40505 or Hospice East of Winchester, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY 40391.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the gues book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Roy Edward Robertson

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RICHMOND, Ind. – Roy Edward Robertson, age 73, of Richmond, died Sunday, October 2, 2016, at his home.
Born November 16, 1942, in Irvine, Kentucky, to Cecil ‘Jack’ and Elizabeth Newman Robertson, Roy moved to this community when he was ten years old.
He was employed at Wayne Corporation and worked construction. Roy loved spending all of his time with family and friends. He enjoyed playing games, cards, watching racing and westerns, and listening to country music. Roy loved cooking for his weekly card games and family. Anyone for biscuits and gravy!
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Anna Cooper Robertson, to whom he was married on December 15, 1961; daughter, Cathy (Jeff) Bane of Richmond; sons, Wade (Marilyn) Robertson of Centerville, Indiana, Jeff (Lynne) Robertson of Nashville, Tennessee, and John Robertson of Richmond; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Perry (Martie) Robertson of Bethel, Indiana, and Al and Pete (Jane) Cooper, both of Richmond; sisters, Katie (Herb) Ripberger of Richmond and Alma Sweet (John Whitmore) of Michigan; sister-in-law, Sherry Robertson of Richmond; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Don Robertson and Carl Cooper; and sister, Dottie Osborne.
Visitation for Roy Edward Robertson was from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 7, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Newman officiating. Burial was in West Grove Cemetery in Centerville, Indiana.
This will be a casual event as Roy would want. The family requests no expensive flowers, throws, or chimes! In lieu of flowers, bring memories to share at the calling or burial. Scatter a handful of bird seed, peanuts, or bread to the critters, also, as Roy would like.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Cora L. Rains

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MOORESVILLE, North Carolina – Cora L. Rains, age 93, of Mooresville, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at Autumn Care of Cornelius, North Carolina.
Born February 26, 1923, in Hamilton, Ohio, to Andrew and Mary Hubbard Gill, Cora graduated from Hamilton High School in 1941. She lived in Abington and Richmond, Indiana and was employed by INA Insurance in Richmond for many years. In 1962, Cora and her husband purchased the Abington General Store and operated the grocery/gas station from 1965 until the 1980s. While living in Abington, she was active in the Abington Fire Department Auxiliary and the Willing Workers Ministry of the Abington Christian Church. Cora attended Hillcrest Baptist Church prior to moving to North Carolina in 2015, where she was a resident of Brookdale Churchill of Mooresville.
Survivors include her son, Gary (Judy) Rains of Mooresville, North Carolina; daughter, Beverly (John) Menken of Rockford, Illinois; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Ova L. Rains; parents; sisters, Bessie Watson and Mary Lou Barnett Prewitt; and brothers, Charles and Luther Gill.
Visitation for Cora L. Rains will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Martin Holman officiating. Burial will be in Abington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Abington Cemetery Association, c/o Duane Smoker, 4681 Smoker Road, Centerville, IN 47330 or Abington Township Fire Department, 4618 Pottershop Road, Centerville, IN 47330.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Joseph Stephen Schroeder

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Fort Wayne. IN - Joseph Stephen Schroeder 36 formerly of Richmond living in Fort Wayne died October 7, 2016 at the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born October 29, 1979 in Richmond to Stephen and Delisa Schuerman Schroeder. He worked in manufacturing and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Survivors include his four children Nicole, Joseph Jr., Hunter and Benjamin Schroeder, his parents of Richmond, paternal grandparents Pauline and Charles “Jack” Schroeder of Richmond, one brother Andrew (Kara) Schroeder of Cambridge City, one sister Heather Eliason of Centerville, two nephews Joshua and Alex Eliason, one niece Donna Eliason, aunts, uncles, cousins, and his fiancé Meghan Hogan. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Duane and Donna Schuerman.
Liturgy of Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday October 12, 2016 at St. Mary’s Church with Rev. Kevin Morris officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrew’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.