Obituaries Nettle Creek Gazette June 22, 2016    
Charlie R. Cross
Hagerstown, IN - Charlie Russle Cross, 76, of Hagerstown, passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side, on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
He was born in Albany, KY on September 6, 1939 to Granville and Elma (Wright) Cross.
Charlie was a member of Mooreland Friends Church and enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was a mill worker for 37 years, at Mooreland Grain Elevator and Harvest Land Coop at Hagerstown.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Christell (Beaty) Cross; two sons, David (Kris) Cross and James (Linda) Cross; a brother, Bedford (Marsha) Cross; Grandchildren, Maranda, Fallon, Craig, Danielle and Kelsey; great-grandchildren, Mason, Riley and Calianna; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by, and re-united in heaven with his parents, sisters, Jerlene Brown, Dorthy Wright and Thelma Flowers; brothers, Delmar Cross and Howard Odel Cross.
Services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 25, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Brenda Earley will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 P.M. Friday.
Memorials may be made to Hagerstown Volunteer Fire Department.
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Keith Duane Creech
Lafayete, IN - Keith Duane Creech, 78, of Lafayette died June 6, 2016 at the Indiana State Veterans Home, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease due to exposure to Agent Orange during his service in the Vietnam War. He was born November 28, 1937 in Richmond to Homer and Dorothy Johnston Creech.
He retired as a Captain from the United States Marine Corps after 28 years of service and received the Bronze Star for Valor. He attended Richmond High School and was a member of Webb Lodge #24 F&AM and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Little Rock Arkansas.
Survivors include three children Carrie (Dan) Notoras of Lafayette, Sarah (Jeff) Schuler of Williamsburg and Austen Creech (fiancé Kerrie) of Florida, four grandchildren Justin, Ashley (fiancé Randy) Notoras, and Andrew and Garrett Schuler, three great grandchildren Marli, Nash, and Dani Notoras, two step children and four step grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary, one son Daniel Duane Creech, and his parents.
Funeral services will be private and there will be no public calling. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be given to Indiana Parkinson Foundation 9669 E. 146th Street Suite 180 Noblesville, Indiana 46060. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Adam Richard Michael Young
New Castle, IN - Adam Richard Michael Young, 29, passed away Friday morning June 10, 2016 at his home in New Castle, Indiana. Adam was born in Toccoa, Georgia on May 25, 1987. He grew up in the Hagerstown community and attended Hagerstown School where he played several sports including track, cross country, football and wrestling. He also attended Ivy Tech Community College. Adam had lived in Richmond before moving to New Castle two years ago where he was a store manager for Verizon-TCC. He served his country in the United States Air Force (2005-2008) with the rank of Airman First Class while stationed in Grand Forks, N. Dakota. Adam enjoyed music and was involved with several bands. He always thought he could break dance but his greatest achievement musically was when he and his daughter Joan formed the band “Sockweb”. With his daughter performing the vocals and Adam arranging the music they were able to contract with the music label Monolithic Records, produced several records and became internationally known. He loved his daughter deeply and enjoyed all the time he spent with her..
Survivors include his daughter Joan Meryem Renee Young and her mother Ashley Nicole Barthalow of Greens Fork; mother and step father, Janelle (Boyce) and Ahmet Altin of Richmond; father and stepmother, Michael R. and Claudia Young of Muncie; 2 sisters, Wendy and Monica; grandmother, Hanife Altin; 2 special “brothers”, Matt Allen of Bethel and Truman Bartram of Richmond; his faithful companion Rex; 4 nephews, 3 great nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Adam was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John Thomas Boyce who died in the Richmond explosion and James and Joan (Olinger) Lockwood; paternal grandparents, Bob and Mamie Young and his uncle Kevin Boyce whom he will be laid to rest beside.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Burial with military honors will follow north of Greens Fork at Fairfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday June 13th at the funeral home.
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Lottie L. Monde
Richmond, IN - Lottie L. Monde, 91, a long time Richmond resident, died Monday, May 30, 2016, at Cumberland Pointe Health Campus, West Lafayette, where she had recently resided.
She was born in Richmond, KY on May 14, 1925 to Thomas and Fannie (Moppit) McQueen. She lived most of her life in Wayne County and resided in Richmond for many years before moving to West Lafayette several years ago.
Lottie was a retired employee of ALCOA in Richmond. She was a member of the 90s Club and enjoyed square dancing and traveling. Her first love was spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Overmyer of Muncie two grandchildren, Troy Overmyer and Gina Jones; four great-grandchildren, Amanda Jones, Dillon Jones, Tyler Overmyer (Amelia), Dustin Overmyer, Stacey Hubinger (Eric) and Matthew Overmyer five great-great-grandchildren, Peyton Overmyer, Addie Orbin, Lillie Overmyer, William Overmyer and Troy Overmyer II.
She was preceded in death by seven siblings.
Visitation will begin at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, June 3, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 2 P.M. Rev. Robert Fannin will officiate. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at
G. Joan Newbold
Richmond, IN - Mrs. G. Joan Conner Newbold, 89, of Richmond, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
She was born on January 7, 1927 to Russell "Bus" and Thelma Showalter Conner, both of whom preceded her in death, and the proud granddaughter of Wayne County artist Charles Conner. She was a 1945 graduate of Fountain City High School. She and William E. Newbold were married on September 1, 1950. They were blessed with three sons and 49 years of marriage until his death on April 12, 2000.
Mrs. Newbold formerly worked at Wayne County Abstract Co. and the Wayne County Auditor's Office. She was a member of Faith-Trinity United Methodist Church and the church's CHIU and Joy Bearer Women's Group. She enjoyed sketching, reading her Bible, cooking and welcoming guests into her home.
Mrs. Newbold will be missed by her sons, John Conner Newbold, William Francis Newbold and Sidney Lee Newbold; special friend, Michael Smith; grandchildren, Phyllis Newbold, Josh Newbold, Jamison Newbold and Audrey Newbold; step-brother, Robert Barker; step-sister, Dorothy McMillan; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Newbold was preceded in death by her parents, husband; brother, Francis "Hink" Conner; and step-brothers Wilbur Barker, David Barker and William Barker.
Mrs. Newbold's life will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 3-6 p.m. on Monday, May 30, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are encouraged for Faith-Trinity United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice.
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Richard R. 'Dick' Horn
Richmond, IN - Richard R. 'Dick' Horn, age 90, of Richmond, died Friday, May 27, 2016, at Friends Fellowship Community.
Born November 16, 1925, in Coal City, Indiana, to Roy F. and Catherine Elizabeth Steiner Horn, Richard lived much of his life in this community. He was a 1943 graduate of Jefferson Township High School and a1950 graduate of Indiana University, where he earned his bachelor's degree. Richard did his graduate work at the University of Colorado and Wisconsin University, receiving his master's degree in 1953. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII and received a Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star and an Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with six bronze stars. Richard taught in Paoli, Indiana, from 1949 to 1952 and in Richmond at Nicholson School from 1952 to1959. He worked as principal at four elementary schools, including Warner and Findley Elementary Schools from 1965 to 1972, Vaile Elementary School from 1972 to 1980, and Westview Elementary School from 1980 to 1986, retiring in June of 1986. Richard was a member of Central United Methodist Church, Kiwanis Club of Richmond, India
a, American Legion Post #315 of Richmond, Indiana, member and past president of the Indiana and Wayne County Retired Teachers Associations, and 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge #119 in Paoli, Indiana. Richard volunteered at Reid Hospital, the Richmond Rose Garden, and as a mail carrier, acquiring over 1500 hours of service. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Elementary Principal Award of District 10 in 1985, and was recognized with the Legion of Honor Award for 50 years of membership from the Kiwanis Club of Richmond, Indiana. Richard enjoyed fishing, gardening, wood crafting, and playing bridge.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary Kate Toppin Horn, to whom he was married on April 3, 1953; daughter, Susan E. (Scott) McConnell of Williamsburg, Indiana; son, John M. Horn of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren, Mitchell R. McConnell of Williamsburg, Indiana, Cory S. (Teresa) McConnell of Hartford City, Indiana, and Stacey J. (Brian) Romine of Lima, Ohio; five great-grandchildren, Nolan, Ian, and Christian McConnell and Raegan and Jacob Romine; nieces, Ellen (Gregg) Osborn of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Dorinda (Ernie) Halaxa of Dublin, California; nephews, Thomas (Jackie) Barnes of Grayling, Michigan, Steven Watters of Williamsburg, Virginia, John Watters of Williamsburg, Virginia, Myron (Cindy) Schroer of Brentwood, California, and Donald Schroer of Tucson, Arizona; great-nieces; great-nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Elsie Ruth Schroer.
Visitation for Richard R. 'Dick' Horn will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond with a Masonic Service at 6:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Ream officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City, Indiana with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Ruth Ann Toschlog
Richmond, In - Ruth Ann Toschlog, age 77, of Richmond, died Monday, May 23, 2016, Reid Health.
Born November 8, 1938, in Wayne County, Indiana, to Edward R. Sr. and Marie Elizabeth Lyons Johnson, Ruth was a resident of this area all of her life. She was a 1956 graduate of Richmond High School. Ruth was a school bus driver for Richmond Community Schools for many years. Her favorite and most important job was being a wife, mother, and grandmother. Ruth loved the Lord, her family, and nature. She enjoyed writing, reading, singing, and cooking for her family. Ruth was known for her joy, zest for life, and always being encouraging, inspirational, and strong. She was a blessing to her family and all who knew her.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Irvin 'Bud' Toschlog, to whom she was married on September 7, 1959; children, Vanessa (Vince) Sams of Webster, Indiana, Diana Toschlog of Richmond, Glenn (Linda) Toschlog of Fishers, Indiana, Phillip (Sandee) Toschlog of Connersville, Indiana, Julia (Del) Caudill of Richmond, and Darin (DeeDee) Doner of Richmond; grandchildren, Kyle and Justin Sams, Christine (Cam) Rader, Adam (Tirzah) Wise, Sydnee (Kyle) Jobe, Brandon (Julie) Snedeker, Stephanee (J.D.) Roberts, Jason (Audrey) Cloyd, Lauran (Seth) Winters, Lindsey (Shane Brock) Caudill, Del Austin (Katie Longfellow) Caudill, and Dylan Doner; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Kobe, Bryce, Brady,Ava, Jack, Jake, Joe, Jude,Brandon Jr., keith, Isabelle, and Marshall; siblings, James (Roberta) Johnson, Donald Johnson, Jane Ellen Zuck, Mary Owens, Alice Boughner, and Perry Johnson; sister-in-law, Jane Johnson; and brother-in-law, Jules Benjamin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Brad Andrew Toschlog; brother, Edward R. Johnson Jr.; and sister, Lillian Benjamin.
A memorial service for Ruth Ann Toschlog will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond with Rev. James L. Girdley officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Karen Rae Parsons
Hagerstown, IN - Karen Rae Parsons, 83, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Brookdale Senior Living, Richmond, following a long illness.
She was born at Holton, IN on June 8, 1933 to Estell and Wilma (Eden) Asche and lived most of her life in the Hagerstown area.
Karen was a 1955 graduate of Methodist Hospital School of Nursing and worked for many years as assistant librarian at Hagerstown-Jefferson Twp. Public Library.
She was a member of Hagerstown First United Methodist Church, an avid reader and enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include two children, Kimberly Brooks and Kristen Harvey (Phil); two grandsons, Anthony Semler (Raquel) and Ryan Brooks (Heather); six great-grandchildren, Kaiden Semler, Elijah Semler, Noah Semler, Carson Brooks, Benjamin Semler and Aliyah Brooks and a brother, Marion Asche (Jane).
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Richard "Dick" Parsons in 2013.
Private services will be at the convenience of the family, with interment in West Lawn Cemetery.The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Hagerstown-JeffersonTwp. Public Library.
Mariellen Bell Miller
Mooreland, IN - Mariellen Bell Miller, 57, of Mooreland passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 27, 1958 in New Castle, a daughter of Myron and Phyllis (Bowman) Bell.
She was a 1976 graduate of Hagerstown High School and a 1992 graduate of the School of Nursing at IU East. A registered nurse for 23 years, she retired from Henry County Hospital. She was also co-owner of Miller Bison Farms of Mooreland. Mariellen was a deaconess of the White Branch Church of the Brethren. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, sewing, and feeding the birds.
Survivors include her parents of Hagerstown; her husband, Brad Miller of Mooreland; three children, Karen (Brian) Mackie of Hagerstown, Daniel (Ashley) Miller of Hagerstown, and Andrew (Jenny) Miller of Southport; grandchildren, Brookley, Haven, Adelaide, & Brayden Miller, Peter, Saida, & Asher Mackie; siblings, Chuck (Jennifer) Bell of Mount Summit, Rex (Susan) Bell, Julianne (Greg) Stout, Ross (Stephanie) Bell, Jeanna (Jeff) Stout all of Hagerstown, David (Jen) Bell of Kitengela, Kenya, East Africa, and Trecia (Rob) Carpenter of Cincinnati, Ohio; parents-in-law, Charles and Marilyn Miller of Hagerstown, two sisters-in-law, Brenda (Larry) Austin and Bonnie (Dave) Miller, both of Hagerstown, many nieces & nephews and a large extended family.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Benjamin Mackie.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the White Branch Church of the Brethren with Pastors Brian Mackie and Chuck Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Mooreland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle, and one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be given to the White Branch Church of the Brethren, 2044 North County Road 900 East, Hagerstown, IN 47346 or Mahali pa Maisha, P.O. Box 262, Sulphur Springs, IN 47388. Online condolences and memories of Mariellen may be shared at
James Campbell
Hagerstown, IN - James Allen Campbell, 64, of Hagerstown, died at his home on Friday, May 20, 2016.
He was born in Muncie on August 30, 1951 to Donald and Jennie (Bailey) Campbell. He served with the US Air Force for four years and was then employed by the Air Force at both MacDill AFB and Wright-Patterson AFB for 17 years each, before retiring to Hagerstown 8 years ago. He earned an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement from Sinclair Community College and a BS in computer science from Wright State University. Jim was an avid bass fisherman and a member of American Legion Post 333.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline (Hoff) Campbell; a daughter, Jamie Campbell of Hagerstown and three siblings, David Campbell, Duke Campbell and Ginger Gibbs (Dickie), all of Muncie.
Private services will be conducted at the Campbell residence.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to American Legion Post 333 or Hagerstown Elementary School.
Culberson funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at
Marvin 'Dale' Royer
New Paris, OH – Marvin ‘Dale’ Royer, age 74, of New Paris, died Saturday, May 14, 2016, surrounded by his family.
Born June 13, 1941, in Darke County, Ohio, to Solomon and Hazel Burns Royer, Dale was a life-long resident of Darke County and Preble County. He was a 1959 graduate of New Madison High School. Dale was a rural letter carrier and retired from the postal service after 33 years. He was a member of Centerville Christian Church and the Rural Letter Carrier’s Association. Dale enjoyed music, singing, and the many family vacations to Gatlinburg.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Nina Chambers Royer, to whom he was married on November 17, 1962; daughter, JoDale (Glenn) Benz of Greenfield, Indiana; son, Tony (Nancy) Royer of Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren, Sarah Royer, Emily Royer, Kara Benz, Jessica Benz, and Nathan Benz; sisters, Maxine (Jerry) Spencer of Hagerstown, Indiana, and Margie (Jerry) Maloney of Eaton, Ohio; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Donna Stiffler, Betty Hubler, and Phyllis Royer; and brothers, Donald Royer and Dewayne Royer.
Visitation for Marvin ‘Dale’ Royer will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Wes Sewell officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Centerville Christian Church, 111 North Morton Street, Centerville, IN 47330 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
Rachael A. Felton
Modoc, IN - Rachael A. Felton, 91, of Modoc passed away Sunday morning, May 15, 2016, at Cornerstone Health and Rehabilitation in Corinth, MS.
She was born on September 6, 1924 in the west bedroom of her home in Delaware County the daughter of Mark B. and Lucile (Lindsey) Hamilton and graduated from Center High School in 1942.
Rachael was a loving wife and mother, who enjoyed life at its fullest. Cross-stitch, knitting, and reading were some of her hobbies. She participated in family reunions and activities. She was active in the Blountsville School, a member of the PTO, Cub Scouts, 4-H Club, and their activities. Rachael was also involved in Happy Timers and Stoney Creek Home Ec. Club. She was a member of New Burling ton United Methodist Church, Star Gazer 606 O.E.S., New Burlington, Women of the Moose Lodge #712, and participated in the many activities of Whitney Lodge.
In her later years, Rachael greatly enjoyed going to the many activities of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are two sons, Michael Felton (wife, Ruth Ann), Walnut, MS and David Felton (wife, Dixie), Modoc; a brother, Charles Hamilton; a sister Margaret Riggin; a brother-in-law, Merrill Felton (wife, Joan); five grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth; a daughter, Becky Schott; and two brothers, Mike and Bill Hamilton.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
Friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday or one hour prior to services on Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to The American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
Rachael touched the lives of many in her journey through life and will be greatly missed.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Tommie J. Goodson
Hagerstown, IN - Tommie J. Goodson, 73, lost his battle with lung and bone cancer on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
He was born on June 27, 1942 to Floyd Goodson and Elizabeth Pickett Goodson Conwell. He lived most of his life in Wayne, Fayette and Rush counties. He married Donna J. Jordan on November 1, 1963 and together they raised three children.
He was a hard worker and had been employed at numerous places, including Kemper Bros. for 22 years, Nelson Tree Service, Natco and Alcoa. Tom was a trader, trading dogs, vehicles, guns and even the shirt off his back. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and rambling about. He will be truly missed by all who loved him.
Survivors include his three children, Michael A. Goodson of Richmond, Jennifer J. Goodson Messer of Cambridge City and Steven G. Goodson of Raleigh; siblings Daryl Goodson of New Castle, Connie McMillan (Danny) of Hagerstown, Jack Goodson of Ocala, FL and Brenda Keeton (Greg) of Fountain City, who was his constant care giver during the end of his life; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins and a very special friend, who was more like a son, Justin Gaddis of MO.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Donna, a brother, Steven G. Goodson and his step-father, Charles Conwell.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 P.M. Friday, May 20, at Greens Fork South Cemetery.
Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at
Marilyn J. King
Modoc, IN - Marilyn J. King 73 of Modoc died unexpectedly May 11, 2016 at the Randolph Nursing Home in Winchester. She was born March 3, 1943 in Richmond to Willard Alfred and Pauline Crawford Sheffer and lived in Randolph County most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Chapel in Parker.
Survivors include two children Nancy Garrett of Cambridge City and Jack Scott (Karen Pollitt) of Modoc, eight grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, one brother Fred Sheffer of Centerville, nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Her husband Larry died in 2005; one grandson Matthew, her parents and one brother Tom Sheffer are also deceased.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Monday May 16, 2016 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Malichi Beaty officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Friends may call from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society 5635 West 96th St Suite 100 Indianapolis, Indiana 46278. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
John R. Sheets
Muncie, IN - John R. Sheets 71 of Muncie passed away May 9, 2016 at Signature Healthcare Center. He was born February 4, 1945 in Ft. Hamilton Ohio to William and Minnie Snow Sheets and Lived in this area for most of his life.
He worked for Charles Robbins as a painter.
He served in the Army and was a member of Harry Ray Post #315.
He is survived by his two daughters Brandie (Robert) Smith of Muncie, Lisa (Scott) Hensley of Winchester, one son John Sheets Jr. of Hagerstown, three grandchildren Cortney Smith, Dalton Hensley, Jonathan Sheets, one brother Lonnie Sheets of Amelia, Ohio, several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother and four sisters.
Memorial services will be 6:00PM Friday May 13, 2016 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Pastor Rodney Eiler officiating. Friends may call from 5:00PM to 6:00PM Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting
John Montgomery Andrews
Richmond, IN - He was born on March 20, 1916, in Indianapolis to Rev. Novvel V. and Winifred Hutchins Andrews.
As John was growing up, he and his siblings sang on a radio program in Evansville, Indiana. John graduated from Vincennes High School in 1934. His high school yearbook had the caption under his name that said, “Listen have you heard the rumor, John is now a radio crooner.
In his childhood and youth, John lived in various communities where his father was the Presbyterian minister. He attended Vincennes Junior College for two years, then Purdue, and graduated from the University of Illinois. He had a teaching career from 1938 to 1980, teaching at various times both agriculture and science. For many years he taught 8th grade science at Northeastern High School, after moving to the Fountain City area in 1968.
During World War II, his teaching career was interrupted by four years in the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy, he taught for a year while training crews for PT boats at the naval base in Rhode Island. It was in Rhode Island that he met his first wife, Frances Marie Campanelli, whom he married in 1945. They were married for 37 years, until her death in 1982.
In the Navy, John achieved the rank of lieutenant. After Rhode Island, he was an engineering officer of a crew on a repair ship, the USS Kermit Roosevelt, which traveled the Pacific from Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Okinawa, and the coast of China, while making repairs on various naval vessels.
John married Winifred Lee in 1989. They were married for 24 years until her death in 2013.
Since 1968 John has lived and farmed in the Fountain City area. John has been a member of First Presbyterian Church in Richmond since 1970. His greatest joys have been his church, his family, farming, and gardening.
Survivors include his daughter, Cheryl (Ed) Hinshaw of South Carolina; son, Rev. Dr. Dennis (Dr. Kelly) Andrews of Richmond; Winnie’s children, Jacky (Paul) Harman and Bryant (Jennifer) Lee; grandchildren, Jay (Chastity) Hinshaw, Tammy Hinshaw, Dr. Karen Andrews, Jennifer (Andrew) Blank, Jonathan Michael (Brittaney) Andrews, Amy Combs, and Emily Hernly; great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Mason Hinshaw, Carter and Camden Andrews, Lucy Blank, and Kendell and Marissa Combs; one sister, Bessie Hatton; sister-in-law, Ginny Andrews; nieces; nephews; and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Estelle Dick, Lois Casterline, and Charlotte Andrews; two brothers, Roger and Charles Andrews; and his former wives, Frances Andrews and Winifred Andrews.
A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 100 North 10th Street, Richmond at 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2016, with Rev. Dr. Ronald Naylor officiating. The family will receive friends in the parlor following the service. Private burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are encouraged for First Presbyterian Church at 100 North 10th Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or Samaritan’s Purse at P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000, or online through
Doan and Mills Funeral Home, Richmond, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Ted Lyons Crouse, Sr.
Atlanta, GA - Ted Lyons Crouse, Sr., age 81, passed away the afternoon of May 4, 2016 near his home in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was born July 13, 1934 in Muncie, Indiana and attended Muncie Central High School. He worked 50 years in the grocery business starting as a stock-boy with Marsh Foodliners at age 15. He later served as Vice President of Marsh Supermarkets, President of Lewis Grocer Company, and Southeast Regional President of Supervalu.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Norma Stohler Crouse; his father, Chicago White Sox catcher, Clyde “Bucky” Crouse; his mother, Lottie Weems Crouse; and his five siblings.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Trudy Crouse of Atlanta; his son, Scott Crouse of Muncie; his son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Angelia Crouse of Atlanta; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Ted was a longtime member of the Roswell Street Baptist Church of Marietta, Georgia and was formerly a member of the Grace Baptist Church of Muncie, Indiana.
Visitation will 12 noon to 1 PM on Thursday, May 12th, at Culberson Funeral Home in Hagerstown, Indiana. Services will follow at 1 PM with Pastor Collins Glenn officiating. Ted will be laid to rest next to his wife, Norma, at the Brick Cemetery, near Hagerstown.
Online condolences may be left at
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