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Obituaries - Walter F. Etzel Walter F. Etzel (12/21/2016) - 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. […]
Obituaries - Ruby A. Newton Ruby A. Newton (12/14/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Stanley Garner White Stanley Garner White (12/14/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Daniel Lee Toschlog Daniel Lee Toschlog (12/14/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Helen L. Boggs Helen L. Boggs (12/14/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Norma J. Sharp Norma J. Sharp (12/14/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Dean Briar Dean Briar (12/7/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Travis Weston Daniel Travis Weston (12/7/2016) - 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 […]
Eileen L. Graham (12/7/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Rev. Dr. Morris J. (Jon) Morgan Rev. Dr. Morris J. (Jon) Morgan (11/30/2016) - 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 […]
Kenneth Lee Crawford, Jr. (11/30/2016) - 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 […]
Opal Bryant (11/30/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Kay Knipp Kaye Knipp (11/30/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Kenneth R. Guffey Kenneth R. Guffey (11/30/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Ruth Louise Chapman-Feemster Ruth Louise Chapman-Feemster (11/30/2016) - 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 […]
Wilma V. Cox (11/30/2016) - 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 […]
Mary Jane Carnes (11/30/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Eugene J. Ripberger Eugene J. Ripberger (11/23/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Brenda K. Cummings Brenda K. Cummings (11/23/2016) - 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 […]
Teresa Lee Cole (11/23/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Nova Mae Nation Nova Mae Nation (11/23/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Tony Lynn Lowhorn Tony Lynn Lowhorn (11/23/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Edna Gabbard Edna “Granny” Gabbard (11/23/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Ruth J. Stuckey Ruth J. Stuckey (11/23/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Phillip Douglas Smiley Phillip Douglas Smiley (11/23/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - E. Louise Rusk E. Louise Rusk (11/16/2016) - 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. […]
Obituaries - Pamela Denise Volner Pamela Denise Volner (11/16/2016) - 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, […]
Obituaries - Mildred Ogborn Dimond Mildred Ogborn Dimond (11/9/2016) - 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 […]
Obituaries - Rickie Lee Lawrence Rickie Lee Lawrence (11/9/2016) - 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, […]
Obituaries - Joseph Taylor Ashbrook Joseph Taylor Ashbrook (11/9/2016) - 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 […]