Obituaries Nettle Creek Gazette August 3, 2015, 2015    
Karen Dianne Adams
Richmond, IN - Karen Dianne Adams was born June 29th, 1944 in Richmond, Indiana to James and Lois Davidson, passed away early in the morning on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
Dianne was an active parishioner at St. Paul's Lutheran Church for nearly 50 years and involved in Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority for over 40 years. She was a graduate of Richmond Senior High and had taken courses at Indiana University East. For over 30 years Dianne had worked as a certified Para-Optometric Technician.
She enjoyed reading, traveling, spending time with family and the outdoor gardening of her flower beds.
She is survived by her sister Janie Hill of Indianapolis; Ex-husband, Richard E. Adams of Liberty; Son, Richard C Adams, of Richmond; Grandson, Steven Dylan Snowden of Milton and 1 great grandchild.
Visitation and a Memorial service will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Richmond from 5-8 PM on Wednesday, July 29th 2015.
The family requests that donations be made in Dianne's name to the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association, and/or St. Paul's Lutheran Church in lieu of flowers.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.
Richard Lacey
Fountain City, IN - Richard E. Lacey, 81, of Fountain City, passed away on Sunday, August 2, at his residence. He was born on September 18, 1933 in Campbellstown, Ohio to Clifford E. and Flora Irene Worley Lacey. He lived in the Fountain City Community since 1934 and was a 1951 graduate of Fountain City High School, where he was a player on the basketball sectional championship team of 1949. He was drafted into the US Navy in 1955 and served as a Yeoman aboard the USS Essex prior to his honorable discharge in 1957.
Richard farmed most of his life and was retired from Harvest Land COOP. He had formerly worked for the US Postal Service and Avco. He was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church. He enjoyed solving word search puzzles and watching basketball among other sports.
Richard will be missed by his wife of 60 years, the former Dolores Tudor, whom he married on September 26, 1954; daughters & sons-in-law, Melissa & Daniel Kramer and Michelle & Chuck Haager; sons & daughters-in-law, Scott & Tammy Lacey, Randall & Suzi Lacey and Darren & Bonnie Lacey; seven granddaughters, seven grandsons, sister & brother-in-law, Reita Bell & Robert Byrket; sisterin- law, Carolyn Lacey and several nieces & nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Reed Lacey.
A celebration of Richard’s life will be conducted at a later date, followed by interment inWillow Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are encouraged to the charitable organization of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be expressed at www. smithmcquistonwebster. com .
Richard D. Hine
Greens Fork, IN - Richard D. "Dean" Hine, age 61, of Greens Fork, Indiana, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at his home.Born October 1, 1953, in Allendale, South Carolina, to Raymond and Jessie Reinecke Hine, he lived most of his life in Greens Fork, Indiana. Dean had been a welder for Western Cullen Hayes, Inc. He was a volunteer firefighter for 25 years for Greens Fork Fire Department. Dean enjoyed hunting, fishing, skydiving, and making stained glass. He was a Jimmy Johnson NASCAR fan. Dean was a very giving man who loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Brenda Brumbaugh Hine, to whom he was married on November 15, 1974; children, Richard Hine Jr. of Greens Fork, Indiana, and Sarah Hine of Hagerstown, Indiana; four grandchildren, Trenten and Kyle Cougill and Raelee and Brantley Hine; sister, Brenda Roberts (Tony Doyle) of Kentucky; brothers, Dan (Rosalee) Hine of Mooresville, Indiana, and Dale (Carrie) Hine of Nevada; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Fred Hine; and sister, Oleta Kinney.
A memorial visitation for Richard D. Hine will be held from 12 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Rod Beheler officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Richard E. Pitts
Hagerstown, IN - Richard Eugene Pitts, 87, was born January 11, 1928 in Richmond, the son of Forrest and Grace (Knoll) Pitts. He died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Reid Hospital, following a short illness.
Richard graduated from Hagerstown High School and served in the US Navy. On September 11, 1949 he married Rachel L. Holler of Hagerstown. He was a life long resident of Wayne County, retired from Dana Corporation after 30 years of service and farmed for 56 years. He was a member of Perfect Circle 25 year Club and UAW Local 1601. He attended New Testament Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Rachel; children Rebecca Collis (Tom Bertsch), Ramona Owens and Randy Pitts, all of Hagerstown; six granddaughters, Jennifer (Matt) Lake, Abigail (Jeff) Marshall, Tabitha (Jon) Robinson, Serena (Travis) Summers, Jill (Bryan) Curts and Lindsay Pitts; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth (John) Waters of Crossville, TN.
Visitation will be 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 25, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 12 noon. Pastor Rod Beheler will officiate. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.
Dale Hamilton
Hagerstown, IN - Dale Hamilton, age 88, of Hagerstown died Friday, July 17, 2015. He was born September 29, 1926 to Harry D. and Dorothy Drumm Hamilton at their home in Delaware County, Indiana.
Dale graduated from Center High School in 1944 where he had the distinction of perfect attendance for all 12 years of school. Dale was a veteran of the United States Army in WWII. He moved to their farm north of Hagerstown in 1959 and was a lifelong farmer. He demonstrated love of his family and the land, a strong work ethic and quiet faith throughout his life. Dale was a member of West River Friends Church and a 66 year member of Whitney Lodge #229 F&AM, New Burlington.
Dale is survived by, and will be truly missed by, his wife of 65 years, Nona L. Clevenger Hamilton; daughters Jo Ellen (Dan) Ballenger of Hagerstown, IN and Nancy (Rob) Bush of Hamilton, OH; grandchildren Natalie Bush and Chad (Stacie) Ballenger and great grandson Cooper Ballenger; brothers Stephen (Mary Lee deceased) Hamilton and David (Carol) Hamilton; sisters Katie (Malcolm deceased) Julian and Frances (John) Parkison as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Lois (Max) Fitzpatrick and Carolyn (Bill deceased) Necessary.
Friends may call at Culberson Funeral Home in Hagerstown on Tuesday, July 21, from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at West River Friends Church on Wednesday, July 22, at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Rick Schoeff officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Randolph County, where military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Post 333.
The family would like to extend appreciation to caregivers Sandy Poe and Susan Adkins for their care and support.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West River Friends Church, 10636 Lacy Road, Economy, Indiana or the Nettle Creek Senior Center, 327 E. Main Street, Hagerstown, Indiana.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.
Charles K. Fahien
Charles K. Fahien, 82, of Tampa, FL passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Melech House in Temple Terrace, FL under the care of LifePath Hospice.
Born in Williamsburg, IN to Mary (Kane) and Ernest Duke Fahien, he graduated high school in Webster, IN. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and earned a Bachelor and Master Degree from Ball State University. He became a teacher and coach at Webster High School. Later he taught at Centerville Junior High and was recruited by the FBI and served 20 years.
Charley is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carol Lindsey-Fahien; two sons, Gregory (Suzanne) of Montoursville, PA and Daniel of Longs, SC; two daughters, Amy (David) Maffett and Erin (Joseph) Ferroir of Tampa; sister, Nora (Elmer) Turner of New Paris, OH; seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Mary Louise Mitchell of Calif., two brothers William of Centerville, IN & Robert of Tampa, FL.
Graveside services with full military honors were held July 3, 2015 at Florida National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 4801 86th Avenue, Pinellas Park, FL 33782.
Joe Allen Dill
Richmond, IN - Joe Allen Dill, age 55, of Richmond, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at his home.
Born August 28, 1959, in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to James Allen and Janice Lou Thornburg Dill, Joe was formerly of Hagerstown and was a 1977 graduate of Hagerstown High School. Joe had been an HVAC installer for many years.
Survivors include his siblings, Jeff Dill of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Jayma (Howard) Randolph of Richmond; sister-in-law, Dreama Dill of Richmond; many aunts, uncles, niece, nephews, cousins, and many friends, including Carol Tripp-Dill.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Kevin Dill who died in 2008.
A private burial will be held at a later date in Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester, Indiana.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Wilma Lavonne Smith
Richmond, IN - Wilma Lavonne Smith, age 71, of Richmond, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family.
Born December 6, 1943, in Richmond, Indiana, to Roscoe and Eliza Philbeck Kidwell, Lavonne lived most of her life in Richmond. She worked at the Wayne County Courthouse as Secretary for Eric Coulter and formerly worked for Dr. Reising and Dr. Burkhardt, WIC, Reid Hospital and Ivy Tech.
Lavonne’s family and children were most important in her life and they were a tight-knit family. She enjoyed crafts, cooking, gardening, and was known to have a green thumb. Lavonne had a peaceful life and looked forward to Heaven.
Survivors include her husband of 37, years Jim Smith, whom she married April 26, 1978; children, Robert Michael Tegeler of Bloomington, Indiana, Laura Tegeler (David Drook) of Richmond, Dana Marie (Eric) Kritzer of Bloomington, Indiana, and Cindy (Bill) Stockberger of Hagerstown, Indiana; step-children, Greg Smith of Phoenix, Arizona and Rick Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah; grandchildren, David, Alan, Alexander, Morgan, Miranda, Michael, Mattie, Alex, Richie, and Jack; great-grandson, Oliver; sisters, Minnie Bernice Weiss of Dayton, Ohio, and Glenna Tewell of Connersville, Indiana; sister-in-law, Tina Getz of New Mexico; nieces; nephews; and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Kurtiss Kidwell; and sister, Myrtle Loraine Gentry.
Funeral service were Monday, July 13, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. H. Lynn Seagraves and Bill Stockberger officiating. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery.
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.
Leonard F. Clark
Richmond, IN - Leonard F. Clark 63 of Richmond passed away July 9, 2015 in his home after a long illness. He was born February 10, 1952 in Winchester, Kentucky and lived here for most of his life.
He retired in 1998 from Dana Perfect Circle; he was a member of the Congregational Christian United Church of Christ in Hagerstown and was a council member of the Richmond Senior Community Center.
He is wife of 28 years Wanda Jean “Jeanie” Clark of Richmond, three daughters Sherry Lawson of Muncie, Betty Goins, Delores Clark both of Richmond, one stepson Jeff and Regina Matthews, one stepdaughter Lori and Steve Matthews -Flannery both of Connersville, four grandchildren Josh O’Donnell, Jessica O’Donnell, Alexandria Goins, Kiernan Clark all of Richmond, two step grandchildren Jacob Matthews of Indianapolis, Draydon Matthews of New Castle, three sisters, Maggie Kirkland and (Mike Shannon) of Palm Bay, Florida, Roxie and Lester Spoon of Martinsville, Vickie Clark of Greensburg, two sister in-laws Carol Collier of Connersville, Bonnie and Fred berry of Xenia, Ohio, two aunts Virginia Mason of Cleveland, Tennessee, Ann Brewer of Florence, Kentucky, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Joyce Lynn Clark, infant son Leonard Duane Clark, maternal and paternal grandparents and his beloved dog Niki.
The family would like to thank the Staff at Hospice Advantage in Muncie for their service and care.
A memorial service will be 2:00PM Saturday July 18, 2015 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Ray Armstrong officiating; friends may call from 1:00PM to 2:00PM Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Richmond Senior Community Center 1600 south 2nd street, Richmond, Indiana 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com
Wilma Lavonne Smith
Richmond, IN - Wilma Lavonne Smith, age 71, of Richmond, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family.
Born December 6, 1943, in Richmond, Indiana, to Roscoe and Eliza Philbeck Kidwell, Lavonne lived most of her life in Richmond. She worked at the Wayne County Courthouse as Secretary for Eric Coulter and formerly worked for Dr. Reising and Dr. Burkhardt, WIC, Reid Hospital and Ivy Tech. Lavonne’s family and children were most important in her life and they were a tight-knit family. She enjoyed crafts, cooking, gardening, and was known to have a green thumb. Lavonne had a peaceful life and looked forward to Heaven.
Survivors include her husband of 37, years Jim Smith, whom she married April 26, 1978; children, Robert Michael Tegeler of Bloomington, Indiana, Laura Tegeler (David Drook) of Richmond, Dana Marie (Eric) Kritzer of Bloomington, Indiana, and Cindy (Bill) Stockberger of Hagerstown, Indiana; step-children, Greg Smith of Phoenix, Arizona and Rick Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah; grandchildren, David, Alan, Alexander, Morgan, Miranda, Michael, Mattie, Alex, Richie, and Jack; great-grandson, Oliver; sisters, Minnie Bernice Weiss of Dayton, Ohio, and Glenna Tewell of Connersville, Indiana; sister-in-law, Tina Getz of New Mexico; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Kurtiss Kidwell; and sister, Myrtle Loraine Gentry.
Visitation for Wilma Lavonne Smith will be from 4 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. H. Lynn Seagraves and Bill Stockberger officiating. 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 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
Richard A. Cheeseman
Richmond, Ind. - Richard A. Cheeseman, age 90, of Richmond, died Saturday (July 4, 2015) at his residence. He was born near Greens Fork on November 21, 1924 to Earl and Beatrice Ward Cheeseman and had lived here all of his life. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a retired 30 year employee of the Palladium-Item. He also farmed and was a member of Saint Andrew Church.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Barbara Cheeseman; children, Victoria (John) Hauptstueck, Charles Cheeseman, Angela (Rick) Revalee, Mary Mercer; son-in-law Steve Fulton; daughter-in-law Debbie Cheeseman; 15 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, a daughter, Nicolette Fulton, son, Richard Cheeseman, Jr. and three brothers are also deceased.
Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday (July 10, 2015) in Saint Andrew Church. Burial will be in Saint Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday (July 10, 2015) from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Seton Catholic High School, 240 South 6th Street, Richmond, Indiana 47374. Riggle "" Waltermann Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. www.riggle-waltermann.com
Joe Allen Dill
Richmond, IN - Joe Allen Dill, age 55, of Richmond, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at his home.
Born August 28, 1959, in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to James Allen and Janice Lou Thornburg Dill, Joe was formerly of Hagerstown and was a 1977 graduate of Hagerstown High School. Joe had been an HVAC installer for many years.
Survivors include his siblings, Jeff Dill of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Jayma (Howard) Randolph of Richmond; sister-in-law, Dreama Dill of Richmond; many aunts, uncles, niece, nephews, cousins, and many friends, including Carol Tripp-Dill.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Kevin Dill who died in 2008.
A memorial visitation for Joe Allen Dill will be held from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. A private burial will be held at a later date in Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester, Indiana.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Donn Foulke
Hagerstown, IN - Donn Foulke, age 94, of Hagerstown, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at Hancock Regional Hospital. He was born February 3, 1921 in New Castle to the late Russell and Mary Fern (Wisehart) Foulke.
He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School and AH Purdue University. Donn was a lifelong farmer in the Millville area, he had formerly been employed at Perfect Circle in Hagerstown. He was a veteran of the United States Army in WWII at the Battle of the Bulge. He also served in Austria, England, Northern Ireland, Germany and France. He was a recipient of 4 bronze stars and WWII Victory Medal. Donn was past president of the Hagerstown School Board from 1977-1980. He also served on the Boards of Brick Church Cemetery and Chicago Corner Christian Church where he also served as an elder. He served on the High School Vocational board for four years. Donn was past commander and physical officer of the American Legion Post 333 in Hagerstown, where he had been a member for over 60 years. He received the Good Neighbor Award and American Legion 50 plus year award. For the past 17 years, he enjoyed spending 6 months in Florida.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Marcia (Elwood) Foulke; daughter, Donnae (Jim) Strother of Millville; son, James Foulke of Hagerstown; stepchildren, Jennifer Shafer of Indianapolis, Mark (April) Shafer of Hagerstown and Robert (Kim) Solomon of Connersville; grandchildren, Cole Solomon of Connersville, Shelley and Anna Shafer of Hagerstown, Nickie (Nate) Walker of New Castle; three great grandchildren; two sisters, Marty Brown of Hagerstown and Betty Fox of Ft. Worth, TX; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Foulke; brother, James Foulke; step-daughter, Cheryl Solomon; mother-in-law, Olive Elwood.
Services will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Reverend Rodney Frieden officiating. Burial will follow in Brick Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimers Association, 50 E 91st ST STE 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830. Condolences and memories of Donn may be expressed at www.hinsey-brown.com.
 
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