Obituaries Nettle Creek Gazette, December 18, 2014    
Thelma Lakes
Economy, IN - Thelma Lakes, 90, of Economy, died Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Golden Rule in Richmond.
She was born in Bond, KY on March 25, 1924, the daughter of Lee and Mary (King) Moore. She lived most of her life in Wayne County. During her early years, Thelma was a school teacher in Kentucky and she was a retired employee of Belden in Richmond. She attended Greens Fork Christian Church.
Survivors include four children, Charles Hubert Lakes, Sheila Bell (Jerry), Clifford Lakes, Jr. (Becky) and Phyllis Burton (Mark); eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Zola Hawkins and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Lakes, in 2006 and by two brothers, Fred Moore and Carl Moore.
Graveside services will be at 11:30 A.M. Friday, December 19, in Economy Cemetery. There will be no public calling.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or Achieva Resources.
Culberson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Atkinson
Dorothy F. Atkinson, age 77, of Richmond, died Saturday morning (December 6, 2014) at Arbor Trace. She was born in Paint Lick, Kentucky on January 7, 1937 to Oscar and Ellen Bowling Beasley and had lived in Richmond most of her life.
She worked several years at Golden Rule Nursing Home where she provided compassionate care for the elderly and disabled. She also worked at MCL Cafeteria where many will remember her as the lady with the brightest smile. In her later years, she helped several members of the elderly community gracefully and peacefully find their way home. Dorothy was known as the neighborhood mom who cared for and gave sanctuary to many neighborhood children. She greatly enjoyed being a homemaker, was a proud mother and loved the Lord. She attended Fountain City Wesleyan Church.
Survivors include her sons Earl (Karen Johnson) Thompson of Richmond, Daryl (Beverly Henderer) Thompson of Albany, Indiana and Butch (Becky) Thompson of Richmond; brother Earl Beasley of Kentucky; sisters Elizabeth DeShon of Kentucky, Mary Callico of Williamsburg, Indiana and Neva McGinnis of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, her husband, Thomas Atkinson, her daugher, Holly Venese Thompson and her brother, Gilbert Beasley are also deceased.
Services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday (December 9, 2014) in Riggle - Waltermann Mortuary. Pastor Greg Boyce will officiate. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday (December 9, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:000 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children;s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
William M. Brown
New Castle, IN - William "Bill" M. Brown, 81, of New Castle passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center. He was born January 2, 1933 in Hagerstown the son of Harlan and Lena Brown.
Bill was a graduate of Hagerstown High School and later served with the U.S. Army. He retired from Dana Corporation in 1992 and had been active with Henry County 4-H most of his life where he raised and showed pigs. Bill was an avid gardener and loved sharing his crop with everyone.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ivorine "Starr" Brown of New Castle; children, Kevin Brown of Avon, Dawn (Al) Mihic of Middletown; son in law, Jeff Riesden of Middletown; 6 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; siblings, Janet Pope of Hagerstown, Richard Brown of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Venus Riesden; and 10 brothers and sisters.
Memorial services were Friday, December 19, 2014 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Condolences and memories of Bill may be shared at
John Scott Minner
Richmond, IN - John “Scott” Minner, age 52, passed away on Sunday (December 7 2014) at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Richmond on April 13 1962 to John and Glenda Minner and had lived here all his life.
Scott loved being around people, and will be deeply missed by his family and close friends.
Survivors include his mother Glenda Minner; Sisters Kathy Cole & Michele Tieman; Nephews Bradley Shaffer & Bryan (Valerie) Shaffer; and a great nephew Ross Cate.
He is preceded in death by his father John C. Minner.
Private services will be conducted on Friday (December 12, 2014) in Riggle - Waltermann Mortuary. Pastor Paul Mingus will officiate. Burial will follow in Greens Fork South Cemetery. There will be no public calling
Ronald L. Wilt
Lynn, IN - Ronald L. Wilt 80 of Lynn died Saturday December 6, 2014. He was born May 25, 1934 in Richmond to Andrew and Mary Fancher Wilt.
He retired from the United States Army with the 82nd Airborne as a Ranger. He served in Korea and three tours in Viet Nam receiving the Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge. Following his military career he worked in construction.
He was a lifetime member of the Kirk Little V.F.W. Post #1108; he was also a member of the American Legion, and Disable American Veterans.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Jay (Theresa) Toney of Winchester, and Roy Dishner of Hagerstown, longtime Army brother Darrel Pritt, and special friends Ron and Carol Stolle of Webster. His wife Emma died in 2005, one son Ronald Andrew Wilt died in 1977, and one brother Donald Wilt is also deceased.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday December 10, 2014 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with David Garman officiating. Burial will be at Wilt Cemetery in New Madison, Ohio with military rites. Friends may call 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Linda Kay Bradford
Hagerstown,IN – Linda Kay Bradford, 63, passed away on Monday morning, December 1, 2014 at her home north of Hagerstown. A daughter of the late Arthur L. Bradford Jr. and Alice (Doyle) Bradford, Linda was born in New Castle, Indiana on September 23, 1951. She had lived in Dublin until she was 9 years old when her family moved to a farm south of Cambridge City. Linda graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1969 and had lived in California and Missouri before returning to the Cambridge City area 20 years ago. She has lived in Hagerstown since 2011. Linda worked as a manager in the property and retail setting and locally had been employed by Hornak’s Liquor Stores and D & J Homes in Richmond. She possessed a helpful and kind spirit, always willing to help any person or animal in need. Linda loved to spend time outdoors in nature, being near the ocean enjoying all of God’s creation. In her leisure she enjoyed sewing, cooking and being with her family.
Survivors include her companion of 15 years, Thomas A. Lake; 3 sisters, Deborah L. (Wesley) Crabtree of Cambridge City, Marcia L. (Rick) Crabtree of Milton and Joan Hicks of Richmond; stepson, Cameron Lake of Hagerstown; nieces and nephews, Brandie Bowling of New Castle, Tracy Crabtree of Milton, Ricky Crabtree Jr. of Springfield. MO, Kasey Crabtree of Hagerstown, Robert Hicks of Richmond, Debbie Mathney of Richmond, James Hicks of Centerville, Brenda Huddleston, Perry Hicks and Lester Hicks all of Richmond and Mary Alice Baldwin of Kentucky; several great nieces and nephews.
Linda was preceded in death by her father on October 23, 1991; her mother on September 1, 1993; 15 day old son, Jason Guffey on February 9, 1974; a nephew, Billy Ray Hicks.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday December 5, 2014 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Chris Sitler will officiate. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday December 4 and prior to the services on Friday at the funeral home.
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Alene Mae Mclain
Richmod, IN - Alene Mae McClain 94 of Richmond died Sunday November 23, 2014 at Golden Living Center, Golden Rule after a long illness. She was born July 18, 1920 in Salt Lick, Kentucky to Roy and Marjorie Ward McClurg and lived in this area most of her life.
She retired from Reid Hospital where she worked in the cafeteria. Alene loved her family, gardening, and reading.
Survivors include seven children Barry (Karen) McClain of Liberty, Judy (Tony) Valerio of Hamilton, Ohio, Michael McClain of Hagerstown, Linda McClain (Robin Henson) of Greens Fork, Cynthia Whichard of Greens Fork, Jill Harrison of Kentucky, and Kent (Janita) McClain of Milton, 17 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, one sister Louise Youngless of Ohio, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Newton, one daughter Glenda Phyllis McClain her parents and other brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday November 28, 2014 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Centerville. Friends may call 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer’s Association 50 East 91st Street Suite 100 Indianapolis, Indiana 46209 or Help the Animals P.O. Box 117 Richmond, Indiana 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Eileen Manning
Richmond, IN - Eileen Manning, age 87, passed away on Tuesday November 25, 2014 at Forest Park Health Campus in Richmond.
She was born on April 20, 1927 near Bentonville to Clarence and Alta Woods Mason. She lived most of her life in Economy, graduating from Economy High School in 1945. She owned and operated Eileen's Beauty Shop in Economy until her marriage to Harold Manning, Jr. in 1955.
She is survived by daughter Elese Arthur and husband Greg of Centerville, son Allen Manning and wife Cindy of Williamsburg; grandchildren Emily Hobson, Lauren Arthur, Daniel Arthur, Aaron Manning and Evan Manning; great-grandchildren, Ryley, Brady, and Chloey; sister-in-law Joan Carpenter of New Albany; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995, daughter Donna Manning in 2004, a brother, Chandos Mason, and two sisters, Elva Messer and Emmajane Turner.
Funeral services were Friday, November 28, 2014 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. Rev. Robert Fannin officiated the service. Burial followed in Economy Cemetery.
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Alene Begley
Richmond, IN – Alene Begley, age 93, of Richmond, died Saturday, November 22, 2014, at her home.
Born October 30, 1921, in Barbourville, Kentucky, to George and Ellen Sanders, Alene was the baby of 11 children. She lived in Richmond for most of her life and worked at Hills Floral and retired from PRC. Alene was a very honest and sweet person.
Survivors include her daughter, Pauletta Fink of Hagerstown, Indiana; two grandsons, Jeff Fink and Cris Fink, both of Hagerstown, Indiana; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Begley, who died February 20, 1982, and parents.
Visitation for Alene Begley will be from 6-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Public graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at Webster Cemetery in Webster, Indiana.
The family would like to express special thanks to AseraCare Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Help the Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Larry E. Shaul
Cambridge City, IN - Larry E. Shaul, 68, of Cambridge City passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Reid Hospital in Richmond.
He was born in Anderson, IN on December 14, 1945 to Leslie and Leona Weir Shaul. He was a member of Bethel Apostolic Church in Connersville. He had worked at Rogers Engineering and retired in 2008 after 12 years as a metal cutter. He loved classic cars.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years Diane Shaul; children Ronda (Barry) Fohl, Larry E. Shaul, Jr, Daniel Shaul, Sr., Casey (Luke) Everett and Daron (Stephanie) Shaul; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters; a sister Mary Hyland and a brother Max (Faye) Shaul; nieces and nephews.
Friends may gather from 2:00 PM until the start of a memorial service at 4:00 PM at Bethel Apostolic Church in Connersville, IN.
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Virginia Romalee Alcorn
Richmond, IN - Virginia Romalee Alcorn, 93, of Richmond, died on Friday, November 14, 2014, at Rosebud Village in Richmond.
Romalee was born in Modoc in Randolph County on Saturday, September 3, 1921, to Ozro and Letha Hodson Rubush and attended school in Randolph County. Romalee was a homemaker as she raised her family and then she had been employed at Cregar's 5 & 10 store and Driggs Shoe Store, both in Liberty. She had lived most of her life in Liberty. Romalee enjoyed her church and was a long time member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Richmond. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, her family and her grandchildren.
Romalee is survived by a son: Herbert Alcorn and his wife Shelly of Richmond; a daughter-in-law: Sue Alcorn of Liberty; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Romalee was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herman in May of 1981; four sons: Herman Jr., Kenneth, James, and Larry Alcorn; a daughter Phyllis Jean; six brothers: Gail, Gene, George, William, Richard, and Donnie Rubush; and four sisters: Crystal Brown, Mavis Beachler, Wanda Dodd, and Margurette Belcher.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 19th at West point Cemetery in Liberty with Rev. Marty Holman of Hillcrest Baptist Church officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church 3469 Hillcrest Rd, Richmond, IN 47374. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, in Liberty is assisting the family with the arrangements. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to
Aurie Z. Mendenhall Taylor
Modoc, IN - Aurie Z. Mendenhall Taylor, age 99, residing at Parker Health Care for the last 8 years, where she was loved and cared for by the staff, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Heart to Heart Hospice care givers provided comfort and care for her journey home.
She was born to L. Guy Mendenhall and Mabel Ellen Hunnicutt on June 14, 1915, one of 11 children . She graduated from Economy High School in April of 1933. Aurie served as Plant Matron at Perfect Circle in Hagerstown during WW II. She married Oris D. Taylor on April 4, 1947 and lived in Losantville with their two daughters, until purchasing a farm near Modoc in 1950. Along with her husband, a sister and brother in law they established Camp Modoc in 1968.
As fun loving person, Aurie loved her family and enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, camping and spending time with friends. She grew up loving the Lord in a Christian home, later becoming a Sunday school teacher and Girl Scout leader and always very involved in her children's school activities. She was a member of Economy Friends Meeting and Losantville Eastern Star Chapter 536. She also attended Modoc United Methodist Church and Farmland Friends Meeting.
Aurie leaves behind two daughters, Neva Chalfant (Bob) of Farmland, Marcia Ohler (Rex) of Coldwater Michigan, a special niece, JoCarol Overlin (Larry) of Richmond, a sister, Irene Masters, 10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, 3 brothers and 6 sisters and a special nephew.
Visitation will be from 12 noon to 2 P.M. on Saturday, November 22, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown, with funeral and memorial service at 2 PM, officiated by Pastor Deborah Howell of Farmland Friends. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery following the ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to be made to Heart to Heart Hospice and/or White's Institute.
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Dixie A. Lieberman
Richmond, IN - Dixie A. Lieberman, 77, of Richmond, died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Arbor Trace, Richmond, where she had resided for the past several months.
She was born on September 5, 1937, the daughter of Robert and Mildred (Black) Brooks. She lived much of her life in the Hagerstown area and had lived in Richmond since 1979.
Dixie was a 1955 graduate of Hagerstown High School and was a former Hagerstown Lions Sight Queen. She had been employed as a secretary at AVCO, NATCO and Catron Glass. She attended Central United Methodist Church in Richmond. One of her greatest passions was maintaining her home.
Survivors include two sons, Mike Lieberman (Marla) of Hagerstown and Mark Lieberman (Cindy) 0f Huber Hts., OH; four grandchildren, Shaun Lieberman (Casey), Todd Lieberman, Chad Lieberman and Maria Lieberman; three great-grandchildren, Jake, Ty and Bella; a brother, Rex Brooks (Carolyn) of Chapel Hill, NC; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Ginny Croak.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Lieberman, in 2001 and two brothers, Max Brooks and Robert “Butch” Brooks.
Visitation will be from 12 noon until 2:00 P.M. Monday, November 24, in Culberson funeral Home, with services to follow at 2:00 P.M. Pastor Rodney Frieden will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.
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Charles D. McKinley
Richmond, IN - Charles D. "Dave" McKinley, age 74, of Richmond, died Monday, November 10, 2014, at Reid Hospital.
Born March 10, 1940, in Richmond, Indiana, to Charles Francis "Pete" and Wavaline Drill McKinley, he was a life-long resident of Richmond. Dave was the owner and operator of Pete's Body Shop. He was a member of Bible Study Fellowship and Central United Methodist Church where he attended the men's prayer group. Dave had been a member of the Webb Masonic Lodge #24, Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite, Indianapolis Murat Shrine, and a former Member of the Tarum Shrine Club Scooter Patrol. He was also involved in the Richmond Area Emmaus Community.
Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Donna Kercheval McKinley to whom he was married on November 22, 1969; two daughters, Jayne (Jerry) Hillman of Modoc, Indiana and Carole (Joseph) Amendola of Orlando, Florida; one son, Mark (Zoie) Kelly of Orlando, Florida; seven grandchildren, Aleigha Robertson of Chicago, Illinois, Patrick, Joshua, and Sean Kelly of Orlando, Florida, Jenifer (Scott) Aselage of Huntertown, Indiana, and Andrew and Ella Amendola of Orlando, Florida; three great-grandchildren, Paige, Taylor, and Samantha; one sister, Joyce Melling of Richmond; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law.
Visitation for Charles D. "Dave" McKinley will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond, with a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services were Friday, November 14, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Kerry O' Brien and Pastor Earl Schenck officiating. Burial was in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Central United Methodist Church, 1425 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or Richmond Area Emmaus Community, P.O. Box 51, Richmond, IN 47374
Merritt L. Markley
Richmond, IN - Merritt L. Markley, age 91, of Richmond, died Saturday, November 8, 2014, at his home.
Born February 19, 1923, in Richmond, to Pressley W. and Ida R. Thompson Markley, Merritt was the youngest of nine children. He was a life-long resident of Richmond. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945, having spent time overseas in the Guadalcanal campaign and the Bougainville campaign in the Solomon Islands and also in the invasion of the Philippines. Merritt earned the World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon with two bronze stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Meritorious Unit Award. He worked at AVCO holding different positions and retired from Design & Manufacturing (D&M) in 1986. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, life member of Old Trails Rifle and Pistol Club, and member of VFW Kirk-Little Post 1108.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews, including Grant (Joanna) Markley of Richmond; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and some very special friends, Michele “Mikki” and Ron Dow, and Edward and Eleanor Dow, Camilla Vosmier, Jim Chagares, Donna Davis, Elsie’s sister Bertie and her special friend Don Rohn, Sharon and Bill Lasher, Peggy and Chris Cenova.
He was preceded in death by his precious wife of 60 years, Elsie Turner Markley; three sisters, Eloise McGriff, Hilda Woodrey, and Gladys Clingenpeel; and five brothers, Paul, Ralph, Marvin, Malcolm, and Warren Markley.
Funeral service for Merritt L. Markley will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. 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.
Josephine Ammerman
Hagerstown, IN - Josephine Ammerman [formerly: Myers; Teetor; Howell] passed away November 5, 2014 at the age of 99 in Eagle Crest Senior Housing, Roseville, Minnesota.
Born October,10, 1915 in Losantsville, Indiana to Joseph and Marie (Parker) Brower, siblings were, Mondaline Bavender (Fredrick); Woodrow Myers; Betty Jo Hall (Joseph); and Mabel Starling (David).
Josephine and her twin sister, Mondaline Bavender, were raised by their Aunt Mable Brower Teetor, wife of Benjamin Franklin Teetor, a pioneer in the auto parts industry.
Josephine was a descendant of Lucinda (Parker) Brower whose family, in turn, descended from the first Euro-American Quaker settlers in what became Randolph County, Thomas W. and Anne Parker, who arrived from the Carolinas in 1814.
Josephine graduated in1932 from Ladywood School, Indianapolis, Indiana. Formerly married to Ralph Howell, paymaster at Warner-Gear, Muncie, who died in 1957, she was the mother of Edna Marie (née Howell) Zanger, who passed away in 2010. In 1970 Josephine married Warren Ammerman, and the couple resided in Hagerstown before moving to Florida in 1983.
She is survived by her three grand daughters: Paula Diane Zanger of New York City, Rebecca Ann Zanger of Minneapolis, Sarah Zanger Perron of Minneapolis and her beloved great grand daughter Lilly Marie Perron. Her grand daughters brought her to Minnesota in 2010, and they lovingly provided a peaceful setting for her graceful departure from this life.
Graveside services will begin at 2 P.M., Saturday, November 8, 2014. Internment will be at West Lawn Cemetery, Hagerstown, home of her “people.”
Culberson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In honor of her love of books and reading the family requests that donations be made to: Indiana Literacy Association
William J. Deady
Losantvlle, IN - William J. "Bill" Deady, 81, of Losantville, died Monday, November 3, 2014 at Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born near Losantville on February 2, 1933, the son of Edgar and Grace (Johnson) Deady and was a life long resident of the Losantville area.
Bill was a former employee of Anchor Hocking, Losantville Lumber Company and Perfect Circle. He retired from B&L Trucking Company. He was a former member of Losantville Volunteer Fire Dept. and was a member of Union Twp. Lions Club. He was active with pony racing for many years.
Survivors include three sons, Ray Deady (Julie) of Tucson, AZ, Robert Deady (Sandy) of Losantville and Bill Deady of Georgia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Susie Peirce of Hagerstown; several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Carol Turner.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Deady; a brother, Robert Deady and a sister, Dianna Houser.
Services will be at 1:00 P.M. Monday, November 10, in Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Chuck Bell will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Losantville. Visitation will be 4 to 7 P.M. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to Union Twp. Lions Club.
Kathleen L. Cloud Love
Kathleen L. Cloud Love, age 98, passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 at The Lamplight at The Leland. She was born in Dowagiac, Michigan on April 27, 1916 to Clyde & Hazel Beers, and had lived in Wayne County most of her life.
She spent 36 years of her life as an elementary school teacher at Kouts, IN, Greens Fork, and later at Charles Elementary. She was a previous member of Greens Fork Christian Church and current member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, worked with Widowed Person’s Services, helped with Meals On Wheels, volunteered at Parkview School, and helped at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club. Kathleen loved people and enjoyed traveling, playing cards, word puzzles, playing piano, and dancing. She was a lifelong promoter of education.
Survivors include her daughter Janiece (Jan) Cloud; daughter-in-law Diane Cloud; grandchildren Christopher (Jessica) Cloud and Christie Doerflein; great-grandchildren Kamryn, Connor, Keagan, and Easton; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husbands Marvin “Scotty” Cloud and Lewis Love; son Walter B. Cloud; and sister Claudine (Clarence) McGlothlin.
Services for Kathleen will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. in First Christian Church (100 South 10th St, Richmond, IN 47374) with Pastor Amanda Hines officiating. Burial will follow in Greens Fork South Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church.
Those wishing to make a donation in Kathleen’s name may do so by mailing donations to First Christian Church (100 South 10th St. Richmond, IN 47374), The Boys and Girls Club (1717 South L St. Richmond, IN 47374), or The American Cancer Society (4567 Progress Dr. Columbus, IN 47203)
Fred E. Bennett
Hagerstown, IN - Fred E. Bennett, 83, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, November 2, 2014, at Reid Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Marion on May 22, 1931, and was the son of Melvin and Katherine (Byers) Bennett. He had resided in Hagerstown since 1941.
Fred was a member of Hagerstown First United Methodist Church and was a 1950 graduate of Hagerstown High School. From 1950 to 1975 he was employed at Bennett's Pharmacy, from 1975 to 1991 he owned and operated Bennett's Department Store and from 1991 until his retirement in 2005 he was employed at Goody's Family Clothing store in New Castle.
Survivors include his wife, Jayne (Bookout) Bennett; two children, Denise Buchholz (Robert) of Manitowoc, WI and Ross Bennett (Vicki) of Boynton Beach, FL; four grandchildren, Ashley Nunez (Carlos) and Justin Bennett, both of Boynton Beach, FL, Angela O'Donnell (Patrick) and Alyssa Ferlo, both of Oshkosh, WI; two great-grandchildren, Ethan Nunez and Seamus O'Donnell; a sister, Dorothy Glover of California; a sister-in-law, Irene Worth of South Bend; one aunt; numerous cousins; nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 P.M. Friday, November 7, at Hagerstown First United Methodist Church. Services will follow at 7:00 P.M. Pastor Rodney Frieden will officiate. Private graveside services will be at the convenience of the family in West Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hagerstown First United Methodist Church or to the donor's favorite charity.
Culberson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Reba K. McConnell
Carmel, IN - Reba K. (Wilson) McConnell, 82, of Carmel, died Monday, October 27, 2014, at Clarebridge of Carmel.
She was born in Rickman, Tennessee on March 1, 1932, the daughter of Carson and Margie (Willis) Wilson. She lived most of her life in the Hagerstown area.
Mrs. McConnell had worked as a teacher’s aide at Hagerstown Elementary School, and also worked at Abbott’s Candy Shop in Hagerstown.
She is survived by 5 children, Jeff McConnell of Carmel, Bill McConnell of Clayton, Laura Bracken of Parker City, Jim McConnell of Elkhart, and Beth Davis of Greens Fork; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Joan Dale of Hagerstown and Sharon Smith of New Castle.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bill McConnell; brothers Doug Wilson, Donald Wilson, Maurice Lee Wilson, Butch Wilson, and Darrell Wilson.
Services were Thursday, October 30th at Culberson Funeral Home in Hagerstown. Pastor Arnold McConnell officiated with burial in Nettle Creek Friends Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090-6011, or at The video tribute and online guest book will be available at
Angelita Ybarra-Reyna
Angelita Ybarra-Reyna born September 23, 1921 in Mercedes, Texas, to Guadalupe and Isidro Ybarra
It is with both great sadness and joy we report that Angelita Cadena Ybarra-Reyna passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 surrounded by some family members.
The obvious sadness comes from losing your mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. The joy comes from knowing that her mind and body has been gloriously restored and is now in heaven where we will all see her again someday.
Angelita (Gela) is preceded in death by mother and father, Lupita Cadena and Isidro Ybarra, husband Severo Flores Reyna, infant daughter who died at birth Leticia Reyna.
brother Jose Ybarra (Anita),
Mrs. Reyna is survived by a sister, Hermina Cadena-Flores Falfurrias, TX; children, Raul Reyna (Lupita) Gibsonburg, Ohio, Ruben Reyna (Margarita) Edinburg, TX, Angelica Reyna-Bland (David) Hagerstown, IN., Guadalupe Reyna-Soto (Juan) Woodland, CA., Alicia Reyna-Hinojosa Houston, TX., Severo Reyna Jr. (Celinda) Edinburg, TX., Zoyla Reyna (David Gonzales) Edinburg,TX., and Belinda Reyna-Gonzales, Weslaco, TX., 29 grandchildren and step-grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, several nephews and nieces.
Angelita grew up in Mercedes and attended the Mercedes High School prior to getting married to Severo. Our mama Angelita's first priority were her children, she worked hard while raising them and continued to set an example of unconditional love for all her children and grand-children. Our mama had an unspoken believed that life is gift from God and she wanted to lived to be 100. She worried about who was going to take care of her family. Our family feels blessed to have had our mother these many years. Chapel services were Monday, October 27, 2014 at Legacy Funeral Home. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Edinburg.
Louise Shook
Hagerstown, IN - Louise Shook, 95, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at Glen Oaks Health campus.
She was born near Hagerstown on August 6, 1919, the daughter of George and Bell (Lilly) Retherford and was a life long resident of Wayne County.
Louise was active with the Nettle Creek Senior Center and was an avid Bingo and Euchre player.
On November 30, 1940 she married William Shook and he preceded her in death in 1976.
Survivors include three children, Randy shook (Kelly), Ron Shook (Judy) and Donna Little (Ray); 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; 2 daughters-in-law, Kay Shook and Debbie Shook; a son-in-law, Kyle Chapman; a sister, Annabelle Beard and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Townsend.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by 2 sons, Bill Shook and Duane Shook; a daughter, Karen Chapman; 2 grandchildren, Lynn Boicourt and Lisa Bowman; 2 great-grandchildren, Brandon Shook and Kaitlyn Bowman; 4 brothers, Paul Retherford, Kenny Retherford, Jack Retherford and Glen Retherford and a sister, Garnett Shiebla.
Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 4, at Culberson Funeral Home. Joshua Shook will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 P.M. Monday.
Memorials may be made to Nettle Creek Senior Center.
Ray Herron
Richmond, IN - Ray Herron, 87, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Reid Hospital, Richmond.
Ray was born in Laurel County Kentucky, on April 26, 1927, to Henry Clay and Nannie Herron. He served in the Army during WWII and was honorably discharged from the Army after WWII. Ray came to Richmond, IN in 1954 where he was employed by and retired from the Dana Corporation. Upon his retirement, Ray founded Ace Auto Electric that he operated for a number of years. So that he could further enjoy retirement, he dissolved Ace Auto Electric and spent the remainder of his life enjoying his family.
Ray is survived by his beloved wife, of 67 years, Earsley Herron. Ray and Earsley had five children; Dannie (deceased); Delmer of Oak Harbor, Washington; Dennis (Linda) of Richmond; Diane (David Gardner) of Hudson, OH; Darin (Bridget) of Columbus, OH. Adopted by Ray and Earsley and raised as their son, is their grandson, Jamie Herron. Ray leaves behind 12 additional grandchildren, Angela Herron, Melissa Herron-Ginn, Jennifer Herron Wilson, Deana Herron, Megan Herron Sisson, Anthony Yoder, Jarod Herron, Darian Herron, Seth Herron, Caleb Herron, Adrian Herron, and Maia Herron, 6 great grandchildren, sister Joyce Brummett of London, KY, as well as nieces, nephews, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law, many friends, and two special caregivers that became “family”; Donna Gordnier, and Dottie Longanecker.
Ray is preceded in death by his son Dannie (deceased 1984), his parents Henry Clay and Nannie Herron, his sister Geraldine Grimes, his brothers James Eugene (Gene) Herron, and Harrison Herron. Ray also had two infant grandchildren and one great-grandchild that preceded him in death.
Visitation for Ray Herron will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 7, 2014, at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home, 222 North 10th Street, Richmond, IN with Funeral Services being held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. Burial will be beside his son Dannie in the Willow Grove Cemetery, located in Fountain City, with military rites.
A celebration of his life and memories will be held immediately following the graveside services at the VFW, 213 South 8th Street in Richmond, IN, where food and refreshments will be served.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
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