Obituaries Nettle Creek Gazette March 2, 2015    
Gene C. "Mike" Minor
Richmond, IN - Gene C. “Mike” Minor, age 75, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015, at his daughter’s home.
Mike was born on May 26, 1939, in Richmond to William and Lola Whitney Minor. He lived in Richmond and Muncie for most of his life and was a 1958 graduate of Richmond High School. Mike retired from Johns-Manville after 26 years and formerly worked at Charmin Corporation and A-1 Carpet and Flooring, both in Muncie. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Muncie, the Centerville Masonic Lodge, and the Shriner’s Scooter Patrol. Mike was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling and spending time with his family. Mike and his wife Nancy touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all who knew them.
Survivors include his children, Jeffrey L. (Alisa) Brown of Hagerstown, Indiana, Greg (Chris) Minor of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Vicky (Tom) Kanke of Richmond; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends including special friends, Linda and Michael Charmin.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Nancy Sue Minor who died February 22, 2010; father, William Minor; mother and step-father, Lola and Charles Turner; and sister, Margaret Anne Oatman.
There will be no services for Gene C. “Mike” Minor. A burial will be held in Earlham Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, Memorials & Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Mildred Scruggs
Greens For,IN - Mildred Scruggs, age 87, of Greens Fork, died Thursday, February 26, 2015, peacefully in her sleep at home. Born February 14, 1928 in Economy, Indiana to Thomas and Marjorie Marshall, for the last sixty years she lived on the family farm in Greens Fork. She retired from the Wayne County Auditor’s Office.
Mildred enjoyed reading, sewing, flower gardening, and most of all cooking for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her favorite time of year was Thanksgiving when all the grandchildren and great-children gathered at the family homestead.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Marfield; two sons, Ronald of Economy; and David (Theresa), of Greens Fork. Twelve grandchildren, Rodney (Michelle) Scruggs, C.J. Scruggs, Bryan Scruggs, Jeremy (Sarah) Hurst, Naomi (Corbin) Privett, Jama (Craig) Kinsey, Josh (Amanda) Hurst, Timothy (Melody) Hurst, Katie (Kevin) Privett, Josiah (Annalise) Hurst, Geoffrey Scruggs, and Stephen Scruggs, along with 25 great grand children. Also surviving are her brother Harold (Faye) Marshall, Santa Ana, CA and her sister Lillian McBride, Houston, TX.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Howard Marshall and Raymond Marshall and her daughter Betty Sue Hurst.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Graveside services will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Greens Fork Cemetery. Pastor. Pam Wooden will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Greens Fork Community Center, 117 East Pearl Street, Greens Fork, IN 47345 or the Clay Township Historical & Preservation Society, 19 Pearl Street, P.O. Box 5, Greens Fork, IN 47345.
Lois L. Thomas
Richmond, IN - Lois L. Thomas, age 88, of Richmond, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at Elmcroft Nursing Home in Muncie, Indiana.
Born December 23, 1926, in New Hope, Ohio, to William and Catherine Updegraff, Lois lived much of her life in Richmond. She had been employed by the Richmond Graphic and later by the Palladium-Item, retiring in 2000 after 33 years. Lois fought a hard and brave battle before entering into eternal rest.
Survivors include her sister, Eleanor Ford of Munster, Indiana; daughter, Karen (Jesse) Elizondo of Texas; sons, William (Gretchen) Shinn of Muncie, Indiana, and Larry (Margaret) Shinn of Wilmington, North Carolina; two step-children, Janet (Rick) Holcomb of Economy, Indiana, and Steven (Lisa) Thomas of Richmond; three grandchildren, John Chaney of Centerville, Darlene (Randy) Chaney Bumstead of Montgomery, Texas, and Cory (Monica) Shinn of Bloomington, Indiana; four step-grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Thomas; parents; three brothers; and one sister.
Visitation for Lois L. Thomas will be from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. There will be a private funeral service with Chaplain Edward McFarland officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to HELP the Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375 or Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Frederick Moores Sr.
Richmond, IN - Frederick Moores Sr. 84 of Richmond died Sunday February 22, 2015 at Golden Living Center Golden Rule. He was born March 21, 1930 in Richmond to Bryant and Sallie Hunter Moores and lived here all his life. He retired from the Local 103 International Union of Operating Engineers, and was a member of the Druids Lodge.
Survivors include three children Dianna (Elisha”Jim”) McDaniel of Richmond, Frederick Moores Jr. of Peru, Tim (Deb) Moores of Greens Fork, of Peru, 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and his companion Alice Krick of Richmond. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Bill, Ralph, and Arlace Moore, two sisters Reba Ogden and Barbara Jean DeLauro.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday February 25, 2015 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. John Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. 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 www. stegallberheideorr.com
Barbara K. Brankle
Indianapolis, IN - Barbara K. Brankle,84 of Indianapolis was born March 1, 1931 and died on February 19, 2015. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to George and O’Zella Konig. She married William J. Brankle in 1950.
She began her banking career in 1949. She worked at Merchants Bank, which later became Railroadmen’s Bank and finally Huntington National Bank. She retired in 1996.
She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing cards, cooking and most of all her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband on September 10, 2014.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Nancy B. (Larry) Doty, Lisa B. (Kurt) Moyer, David W. Brankle, brother, Charles E. Konig, sister, Lore Bourgeois, grandchildren, Meghan Doty, Leah Doty, Kate Moyer, Amy Jo Brankle and Michael Brankle, great-grandchildren, Jordan Dick and Ella Doty.
Friends may call from 10-11 AM Saturday, February 21, 2015 with the Service being held at 11 AM at Flanner and Buchanan – Memorial Park, 9350 E. Washington St., Indianapolis.
Contributions may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association. Friends may sign Barbara’s online guest registry at www.flannerbuchanan.com
Iris M. Ballinger
Richmond, IN – Iris M. Ballinger, age 80, of Richmond, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at her home.
Born May 24, 1934, in Richmond, to Charles A. and Esther M. Kellam Miller, Iris was a life-long resident of Richmond. She was a 1952 graduate of Centerville High School and was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Iris worked for Earlham College for more than 40 years.
Survivors include her daughter, Debra Boardman of Greens Fork, Indiana; sons, Charles E. Ballinger and Raymond E. (Dana) Ballinger, both of Richmond; three grandchildren, Jeremy Ballinger and Taylor and Kaitlyn Ratliff; two great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Champ of Ansonia, Ohio; brothers, Duane Miller of Hollansburg, Ohio and Eddie Miller of Lynn, Indiana; nieces; nephews; special friends, Mike and Chris Peters; and her cat, Candy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederic E. Ballinger, who died in January of 1999; parents; sisters, Millie Lou Short, Juanita Kramer, and Rosemary Miller; and brother, Charles Miller Jr.
Visitation for Iris M. Ballinger will be from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Chaplain Rick Alvey 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; Reid Hospital Foundation for the Hospice Program, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374; American Diabetes Association, Memorial & Honors Program, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; 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.
Ralph E. Wampole
Centerville, IN – Ralph E. Wampole, age 84, of Centerville, went home to be with The Lord on Thursday, February 12, 2015, after a short illness.
Ralph was born on March 9, 1930, in Mooreland, Indiana, to Elmer and Minnie Idle Wampole and he lived much of his life in Centerville. He graduated from Greens Fork High School, where he played basketball. Ralph was a decorated U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was a life-long farmer and was awarded Outstanding Community Farmer in 1988 and won an award for Farmer of the Year during his many years of farming. After raising their children and retiring from farming, Ralph and Jane started to escape the cold, chilly winter of Indiana and they have spent the winters in sunny Florida. Ralph will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Jane King Wampole; four children, Leesa Wampole, Becky (Kerry) Vincent, Mark (Cindy Nutter) Wampole, and Diana Wampole; six grandchildren, Tiphanie and Kelsey (Ryan Danley) Wampole, Heather (Rick) Duncan, Zac (Shawna Sparks) Pruitt, and Amanda and Hannah Vincent; and three great-grandchildren, Kori Pruitt and Riley and Cole Duncan.
He was preceded to Heaven by his parents and sister, Naomi Lannerd.
Visitation for Ralph E. Wampole will be from 3 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 16, 2015, at Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Kirk Welch officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Eileen Lorraine Hensley
Hagerstown, IN - Eileen Lorraine Hensley, 51, of Hagerstown, died at her home on Sunday, February 8, 2015.
She was born in New Castle on March 5, 1963, to Richard and Cornelia (Northcutt) Ellis and lived most of her life in the Hagerstown area. She attended Hagerstown schools.
Survivors include her parents; 2 children, Yalynn Patterson and Charles Patterson; 4 grandchildren, Kirsten, William, Alexandra and Lilly; a brother, Rick Ellis and 2 sisters, Mickey Ellis and Lucille Dilling.
She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Patterson; a granddaughter, Autumn and 3 siblings, Nickey Ellis, Vickey Ellis and Greg Ellis.
Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 12, at Culberson Funeral Home. Pastor Rod Beheler will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12:00 noon on Thursday.
Barbara Jean Atkins
Wiliamsburg, IN - Barbara Jean Atkins 81 of Williamsburg died Monday February 9, 2015 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born May 8, 1933 in Richmond to Frank and Bessie Harris and has lived here most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Fountain City Wesleyan Church.
Survivors include two children Mike (Sheila) Atkins of Centerville and Dianna (Tom) Carlin of Williamsburg, 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her husband Rankin died in 1995, one son Tim Atkins died in 1984.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday February 12, 2015 at Fountain City Wesleyan Church with Rev. David Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Webster Cemetery. Friends may call 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Thursday at the church. Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home is handling services. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to help with expenses through the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.Stella was preceded in death by her parents: Walter Joe Miller and Bertha (Martt) Miller, a sister Jeannettea.
Ruth Irene Baker
Ruth Irene Baker, 81, of New Castle passed away February 7, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. She was born on November 7, 1933 in Wells County, Indiana to the late Ross Oberon and Eva Myrtle (Burson) Dick.
Ruth was a 1951 graduate of Roll High School located in Wells County, Indiana. She then married the love of her life, Willard W. “Bill” Baker on June 27, 1954. Ruth and Bill loved to travel and would spend time each year in Butternut, Wisconsin and St. Pete Beach, Florida. They also enjoyed fishing and camping together along with their children. Ruth spent most of her days as a wonderful homemaker who loved her home and kept it meticulous. She loved to cook and her recipes are highly sought after by family and friends. Ruth would attend sporting events where her family would be participating, whether it was her children or grandchildren, she rarely missed an event. She had also been a den mother during the Boy Scout years with Del and Mark and enjoyed spending Saturdays shopping with daughter, Kim. She also enjoyed crocheting. Ruth and Bill had been members of the Farmerama Club and hosted the annual New Year’s Eve party for years. Ruth was a member of the Union Grove Church of the Brethren in Muncie aand has attended the Sulphur Springs Christian Church for the past several years. The Baker family would like to thank the Sulphur Springs Church family for all the support and prayers over the past several months.
Ruth is survived by her husband of 60 years, Willard W. “Bill” Baker of New Castle; son, Mark (Melanie) Baker of New Castle; daughter, Kimberly S. Baker Ondras of New Castle; grandchildren, Heather (Donnie) Reimer of Greenfield, Erik (Jessica) Baker of Noblesville, Whitney (Matt) Turner of New Castle, Jessica Ondras of Boston, MA; great grandchildren, Jonathan and Justin Reimer, Ryleigh Baker; brother, Ross Dick Jr. of Columbia City; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by a son, Del Alan Baker; grandson, Ryan Dean Ondras; siblings, Maxwell Dick, Hilda Dewees, Zola June France, Lenora Susan Dick, Richard Omega Dick and Robert Dick.
Services will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Rev. C J Buskirk officiating. A private burial at Gardens of Memory in Muncie will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Henry County Hospice, 1000 N. 16th St. New Castle, IN 47362 or Sulphur Springs Christian Church, 3368 US 36, Middletown, IN 47356. Condolences and memories of Ruth may be shared at www.hinsey-brown.com
Roy W. Brown
Hagerstown, IN - Roy W. Brown, 88, a long time Hagerstown resident, died at his home in Richmond on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
He was born on May 12, 1926 in St. John’s Hospital, Anderson, IN to Ralph and Monnie Brown, who were deaf. Because of Tuberculosis Roy went to live in Kennard with his great aunt and uncle George and Dora Lanham when he was six years old. (Roy’s brother, Mark, was one year old and would have contracted TB had Roy not moved away).
Roy enlisted in the US Navy in 1943, a short time after his 17th birthday. Following Boot Camp and Navy Signal School he was assigned to the US Navy Armed Guard, a little known unit of the Navy. He served in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, Venezuela, Eniwetok, Kwajelein, Leyte and Luzon in the Philippine Islands. He received the Atlantic Campaign Medal; the European/African/Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal; the Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal; the World War II Victory Medal; the Phillipine Liberation Medal; and the US Navy/Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon. Years later Brown entered the Indiana Guard Reserve and was retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
After his Navy service he received a G.E.D. and a high school diploma from Kennard High School. He attended classes at Indiana University/Earlham College in Richmond. He graduated from DeVry Technical Institute, Chicago, IL. He graduated from several Military Schools while in the Navy, the Indiana Guard Reserve, and while employed as a civilian by the Dept. of Defense. Brown was employed as a machinist at Warner Gear, Muncie, IN for more than three years; As a civilian with the Dept. of the Navy for seven years; with the Palladium-Item, Richmond, IN, about 19 years in the advertising department; and as a Realtor several years with Century 21 and Lingle Real Estate, Richmond, IN.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Brown; two children, George Brown of Richmond and Marilyn Clark (Tom) of Cincinnati; two grandchildren, Brian Clark and Julie Stewart (Jeff); four great grandsons, Thomas, John, Daniel and Jacob, all of Cincinnati; a step-grandson Doug Owens and his daughter Sydney.
Roy Brown’s life’s philosophy could easily be summed up in a few words expounded to the maximum: Complete belief and faith in God and Jesus Christ; DUTY – HONOR – COUNTRY.
Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 11, in Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Bob Clark will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn cemetery with military graveside services. Visitation will be 5 to 7 P.M. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.
David Edward Woolard
Hagerstown, IN - David Edward "Dave" Woolard, 72, of Hagerstown, passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, after battling cancer for more than 12 years.
Dave was born in Henry County on March 16, 1942 to Raymond and Margaret (Huddleston) Woolard and was a life long resident of the Hagerstown area. He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School and served honorably with the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964. He worked at Modernfold, Inc from 1964 to 1999 and was employed at Centerville Schools from 2000-2001. He was a member of Chicago Corner Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie (Woodward) Woolard, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage in August 2014. Also surviving are 2 children, Valarie Huffman (Randy) of Pendleton and Daniel Woolard (Cindy) of Dayton,OH; 2 grandchildren, Rachel Martin (Gabe) and Ryan Huffman, both of Pendleton; 3 sisters, Davena Littrell of New Castle, Donna Heath (Randy) of Sun City Center, FL and Doris Williams (Mike) of Cambridge City.
Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday, February 9, at Culberson Funeral Home. Pastor Roger Hendricks will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery, with military graveside services. Visitation will be 4 to 7 P.M. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Mary Jeanette Weiss
Hagerstown, IN - Mary Jeanette Weiss, age 89, of Hagerstown passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 30th at Reid Hospital.
She was born on January 16th 1926 in Centerville, Indiana to Paul Anthony Schneider and Jennie Esteline Davidson. She met the love of her life Eugene Raymond Weiss and they married on May 3rd 1948. Mary told her children that when she first saw Eugene get on the school bus in Centerville she saw his blue eyes and told herself that she would marry him someday. They went on to raise 11 children.
Mary lived in Wayne county most of her life spending the last 50 years living in Hagerstown. She worked at Perfect Circle in the mailroom as a young adult. Once she married she became a home maker raising all of the children and working on the farm. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren and she recently became a great, great grandmother. She loved working with puzzles and loved to play gin rummy with family and friends. IN recent years mary was able to spend 2 summers in Alaska with her oldest son Mark, an experience she often spoke about.
Mary was a member of Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church in Cambridge City. Mary will be missed by her daughters Teresa Tannyhill (Bobby) of Marion, Ohio, Margaret Wynn (Mark) of Connersville, Jane Bennett (Dennis) of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Carolyn Myers (Kenny) Anderson; Her sons Mark Weiss of North Pole, Alaska, Mike Weiss (Shirley) of Centerville, Luke Weiss (Clovetta) Centerville and Matt Weiss (Brenda) of Greensfork, Her loving caregiver and friend Sue Chandler; 23 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband, mother, father, daughters Mary Joanna Weiss, Cecila Ann Cox, and Krista Glander; granddaughters Jessica Talbot and Bobbi Kay Hall; sisters Rosetta (Rosie) Nicholson, Wilma (Petie) Ripberger; brothers Russell Schneider, Francis Schneider and Joe Schneider.
Services for Mary will be held on Thursday (February 5th 2015) at 7:00 P.M. in Riggle Waltermann Mortuary. Father Joe Rautenberg will officiate. Friends may call on Thursday (February 5th 2015) from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Larry A. Colvin
Straughn, IN - Larry A. Colvin, 75, of Straughn, passed away Saturday evening, January 31, 2015 at Henry County Hospital, New Castle. A son of the late William Alexander and Gladys May (Clark) Colvin, Larry was born in Hagerstown, Indiana on January 9, 1940. He grew up in the Western Wayne Community and graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1958. Larry served his country with the United States Marine Corps from 1958 to 1962, earning the rank of Corporal. On November 14, 1964 he married the former Carolyn Young in Pershing, Indiana. Larry retired from Dana Corporation in 1991 after 29 years of service and was owner of Colvin Archery in Straughn. He was a member of the American Legion Post 137 in New Castle and the Dana Corporation 25 Year Club. In his leisure, Larry enjoyed archery, coin collecting, woodworking, beading, and watching John Wayne movies.
Survivors include his children, William "Bill" (So Young) Colvin, Jeannette Thurman, JerriAnn Colvin all of Straughn; grandchildren, Wm. Larry Colvin, Ethan Perry, Alyssa Thurman, Hannah Moreland, Phoebe Cunningham; siblings, Jerry (Sue) Colvin of Arkansas, Janet (Don) Wampler of Pennville, Indiana.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carolyn, on November 16, 2011; sisters, Ann Dale, Barbara Geise, Bertha Rinhart; brother, Bill Colvin.
Services were February 7, 2015 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin with graveside service with military honors at South Lawn Cemetery, Dublin. Rev. Thomas Sproles officiated.
Douglas Ray Clark
Fountain City, IN - Douglas Ray Clark, age 60, of Fountain City passed away Saturday (January 31, 2015) at his residence. He was born in Salem, Indiana on April 25, 1954 to James Ray and Audrey Mae (Lovell) Clark.
His wife Diana passed away in 2006. He was a graduate of Southport High School in Southport, Indiana and became an ASE certified mechanic. For the past 20 years Doug had been a minister for the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his children April Clark, Amber (Jarrod) McDevitt, Adam (Amanda) Clark and Alan (Ada) Clark; sisters Sherry (John) Myers and Sandy (Alan) Boone; grandchildren Ryan, Evan, Adrienne and Gabriella Clark and Dean McDevitt and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife Diana Clark, he was also preceded in death by a granddaughter Isabelle Clark.
Friends may call on Friday (February 6, 2015) from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Riggle Waltermann Mortuary in Richmond, Indiana and also on Saturday (February 7, 2015) from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery and Funeral Home. Minister Michael Davis will officiate. Services for Doug will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday (February 7, 2015) at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens and Funeral Home in Greenwood, Indiana.
Mary Jeanette Weiss
Hagerstown, IN - Mary Jeanette Weiss, age 89, of Hagerstown passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 30th at Reid Hospital. She was born on January 16th 1926 in Centerville, Indiana to Paul Anthony Schneider and Jennie Esteline Davidson. She met the love of her life Eugene Raymond Weiss and they married on May 3rd 1948. Mary told her children that when she first saw Eugene get on the school bus in Centerville she saw his blue eyes and told herself that she would marry him someday. They went on to raise 11 children. Mary lived in Wayne County most of her life, spending the last 50 years living in Hagerstown. She worked at Perfect Circle in the mail room as a young adult. Once she married she became a home maker raising all of the children and working on the farm. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren and she recently became a great, great grandmother. She loved working with puzzles and loved to play gin rummy with family and friends. In recent years Mary was able to spend 2 summers in Alaska with her oldest son Mark, an experience she often spoke about. Mary was a member of Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church in Cambridge City.
Mary will be missed by her daughters Teresa Tannyhill (Bobby) of Marion, Ohio, Margaret Wynn (Mark) of Connersville, Jane Bennett (Dennis) of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Carolyn Myers (Kenny) Anderson; Her sons Mark Weiss of North Pole, Alaska, Mike Weiss (Shirley) of Centerville, Luke Weiss (Clovetta) Centerville and Matt Weiss (Brenda) of Greensfork, Her loving caregiver and friend Sue Chandler; 23 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, mother, father, daughters Mary Joanna Weiss, Cecila Ann Cox, and Krista Glander; granddaughters Jessica Talbot and Bobbi Kay Hall; sisters Rosetta (Rosie) Nicholson, Wilma (Petie) Ripberger; brothers Russell Schneider, Francis Schneider and Joe Schneider.
Services for Mary will be held on Thursday (February 5th 2015) at 7:00 P.M. in Riggle Waltermann Mortuary. Father Joe Rautenberg will officiate. Friends may call on Thursday (February 5th 2015) from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Linda J. Jones
Cambridge City- Linda J. Jones, 67, passed away on Thursday morning January 29, 2015 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. A daughter of the late Jerry Herbert and Hazel A. (Wadman) Day, Linda was born in New Castle, Indiana on December 6, 1947. Formerly of Knightstown and Hagerstown, Linda has made her home in the Cambridge City community since 1967. A homemaker, she loved to spend time with her family and in her leisure she enjoyed playing euchre and BINGO. Linda was a member of the Women’s Auxillary of the Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post 169.
Survivors include 2 children, Mark A. Jones of Cambridge City and Melissa F. Hatfield of Mt. Vernon, KY; 3 grandchildren, Brandi Jones-Hall of Richmond, Dillon Hall of Centerville and Gabby Hatfield of Mt. Vernon, KY; 3 great grandchildren, Austin Jones, Jayci Brockman and Jamason Hall. Linda was also preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Charles “Jack” Jones on September 27, 2001. They were married in Knightstown on March 24, 1967; 2 brothers, Danny and Jerry Day.
Private funeral services were held on Saturday January 31, 2015 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin, with Rev. Gene Bennett officiating. Burial followed at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin. Memorial Contributions can be made to the donors favorite charity.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Bynam “Noonie” Buck Helton Jr.
Richmond, IN - Bynam “Noonie” Buck Helton Jr. 59 of Richmond passed away January 29, 2015 at Reid Hospital after a long illness. He was born December 20, 1955 in Richmond to Bynam B. and Dorothy Wilma Ray Helton and lived here all of his life. He worked in construction and retired from the Laborers Local #1047.
He is survived by his wife of 10yrs Robin Craycraft Helton, daughter Tameka and Kevin Burns of Fountain City, granddaughter Jesseca, four step children Chad and Jessica Sanders of Connersville, David Sullivan, Derrick and Dana Sullivan, Dustin and Marielle all of Richmond, several step grandchildren, four brothers and sisters David Helton, Ronnie Helton, Vickie Marcum, Cathy Marcum, several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Willie Helton who died in 2003, and his sister Diana O’Donnell.
Services will be 1:00PM Wednesday February 4, 2015 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. David Anderson officiating; burial will be in Spartanburg cemetery. Friends may call from 6:00PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com
Norma June Gamber Oler
Norma June Gamber Oler, 72, of Hagerstown, passed away on Tuesday, January 27 at Golden Living Center Golden Rule.
She was born on March 11, 1942 in New Castle, Indiana to Orville and Iona Hopping Gamber. She married Ron Oler on March 9, 1959 to begin a 55-year marriage that was blessed with four sons.
Norma was employed at Sears for three years early in her working life. She retired as an inspector from Dana in 1989 after 23 years of service, during which time she also lived and worked in Georgia, Alabama and Pennsylvania. She had lived in Hagerstown since 2002. Norma enjoyed traveling throughout her life and corresponding with her friends.
Norma will be missed by her husband, Ron; sons, Kenny Oler and his fiancée, Darla; Tim Oler and his wife, Jerri; Doug Oler and his companion, Karen; and Jeff Oler and his wife, Melissa; nine grandchildren, Ashley, Ryan, Christyna, Samantha, Kayla, Jacki, Jason, Nick and Samantha; two great-grandchildren, Zoey and Lilly; three sisters, Doris Ladd, Marilyn Dennis and Gayle Mikesell; one brother, Bill Gamber.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Janet.
Wendy Canon will conduct a funeral ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 31, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Greens Fork South Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from3-7 p.m. on Friday, January 30, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Nettle Creek Senior Center, 327 East Main Street, Hagerstown, IN 47346 or the National Lymphedema Network, Inc., 225 Bush St, Suite 357, San Francisco, CA 94104.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com.
Sandra D. “Sandy” (Oakley) Hopkins
Sandra D. “Sandy” (Oakley) Hopkins age 35, of Lynn, IN died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, IN. She was born on April 30, 1979 in Greenville, OH. Sandra was a 1998 graduate of Richmond High School and had attended the Randolph Southern School system where she was involved with FFA and served as secretary.
Preceded in death by her grandmother: Sharon Oakley.
Survived by her parents: Ronald & Renee (Hunt) Oakley, Lynn, IN, children: Natasha Hopkins and Noah Stonebraker, grandparents: Harold & Janice Hunt, New Paris, OH, Doug Oakley, Abbyville, Alabama; several aunts & uncles including Ken (Joy) Mackey, Hagerstown, IN, cousins and a host of friends.
Family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Barnes Funeral Home, 109 West Main Street, New Paris, OH 45347.
Funeral services were held on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Journey of Life Center, 2301 Pleasant View Road, Richmond, IN 47374 with Pastor Jennifer Stonebraker officiating. Interment was held in Spring Lawn Cemetery in New Paris.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the Web site at www.barnesfuneralhome.com
Mark B. Wright
Mark B. Wright, age 76, of Cambridge City, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015. He was born February 7, 1938, in Richmond, IN to Emmett J. and Roberta J. Wright.
Soon after graduating from Centerville High School in 1956, Mark entered the Marines and was stationed in Okinawa and Puerto Rico. Following an honorable discharge from the service, he worked for his father in the excavating business for several years and built many of the farm ponds in and around Wayne County. He also worked for Eaton Gear Works and Farm Bureau. In 2001 he retired from the Wayne County Highway Department after 27 years as a heavy equipment operator. Plowing the roads during the blizzard of ‘78 was one of his most challenging jobs.
He always had a fascination and love of animals. As a boy there was often a critter or two in his pocket; as an adult he raised an assortment of exotic animals. In 1974 he realized his boyhood dream of an African safari and later enjoyed two more African hunting adventures.
He was on the boards of the Soil and Water Conservation District and the Society for Preservation and Use of Resources, a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club, and a longtime member of American Pheasant and Waterfowl Society, NRA, Safari Club, Centerville’s Hiram No. 417 Masonic Lodge (53 years) and a member of the Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren.
He leaves behind his wife Carolyn (Goar), whom he married on July 8, 1962; a daughter, Aleesa (Greg) Drennen of Cambridge City; a sister, Anne (Maurice) Baker of Lincoln, NE; a brother-in-law, Bill Taylor of Richmond; 2 nieces; 3 nephews; and many great nieces, great nephews and cousins; some special coffee-drinking buddies and a fantastic family of neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marcia Taylor; aunts and uncles; a nephew; several coffee buddies and a close friend, Mark Carpenter.
A memorial service was held at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City, on Friday, January 30, with burial following at Hagerstown’s Brick Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Clay and Opal Brooks Family Fund, c/o Wayne County Foundation, 33 South 7th Street, Richmond, IN 47374. (Clay and Opal Brooks were Mark’s grandparents and the fund benefits the Whitewater Gorge Park in Wayne County.)
William Lee Mills
William Lee Mills, 87, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, January 24, 2015, at IU Health Ball Hospital, following a long illness.
He was born at Farmland on October 2, 1927, the son of Ray and Thelma (Wood) Mills. He lived most of his life in the Hagerstown area.
Bill was a 1946 graduate of Farmland High School. He served with the US Army 1946-1948. He then attended Indiana College of Mortuary Science. While a student, he was employed at Shirley Brothers Mortuary in Indianapolis. He then worked for many years at Gray Funeral Home in Hagerstown. He retired after 27 years as a Farm Bureau insurance agent.
He was a member of Congregational Christian Church, UCC, a charter member of Hagerstown Jaycees, a 65 year member of Hagerstown Lodge #49 F&AM and a former member of New Castle Rotary Club. He enjoyed golf and traveling.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia (Wright) Mills; two children, Gary Mills (Tom DeLuca) of Cape Coral, FL and Sherri Gleeson of Muncie; two grandchildren, Heather Whitmire (Henry) and Trenton Gleeson (Shayna Richmond), both of Muncie; a brother, Danny Mills (Donna) of Farmland and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Flo Wood, who raised him following the death of his mother; a sister, Betty Lou Mills; a cousin, Eileen Bennett and a special aunt, Mary Hutchins.
Services will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 31, in Culberson funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Rick Alvey will officiate. Burial will be in South Mound Cemetery, New Castle, where military services will be conducted. Visitation will be 5 to 7 P.M. Friday, with Masonic memorial services at 7 P.M.
Amy Heather (Blakley) Woollard
Amy Heather (Blakley) Woollard, 42, of Hagerstown, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 23, 2015, at IU Health Ball Hospital.
She was born in Richmond on November 12, 1972, the daughter of Leon and Kathy (Reed) Blakley. She lived most of her life in the Liberty area before moving to Hagerstown in 2002. Although Amy was an employee of West End Bank in Hagerstown and a former employee of Old National Bank in Losantville, the job she most cherished was that of wife and mother. She was a 1999 graduate of IU East and a substitute teacher in the Nettle Creek school system. She was a member of the Hagerstown Tiger Boosters.
Survivors include her husband, Tim Woollard; a daughter, Blake Woollard; her mother and step-father, Kathy and Barry Begley of Liberty; her grandfather, Curtis Hensley of Liberty; a brother, Jody Blakley (Angie) of Murfreesboro, TN and 2 step-brothers, Brian Shepler and Rod Shepler, both of Liberty.
Her father, Leon Blakley, preceded her in death in 2006.
Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 28, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Phil Rogers will officiate. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 P.M. Tuesday.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Amy Woollard Memorial Fund, c/o West End Bank, 10 E. Main St., Hagerstown, IN 47346.
Clara Joan Thompson
Former Nettle Creek Gazette guest columnist Clara Joan Thompson, 89, of Hagerstown, Ind., died on Friday, January 16, at Stonebrooke in New Castle, Ind. She was born July 5, 1925, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to Rachel (Gourd) and John M. Williams. She was the eldest of four daughters born to the Williams family.
She graduated from Newton High School at age 16, and then went on to graduate from Boston University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, education and library science. She worked at Bowling Green University in Ohio, and also taught in Florence, Arizona and 29 Palms, California. After retiring, she lived in Camp, Ark.; Delta, Ohio; Anderson, Ind.; and finally Hagerstown, Ind.
She had five children: the late Emily Kuntz (Rod) Delta, Ohio; Chuck Thompson (Laura) of Fishers; Don Thompson (Pamela) of Pittsburg, Kansas; Martha Bowman (Bennie) of Hagerstown; and Dr. John Thompson (Debbie) of Pittsburg, Kansas. She had 16 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She also had many nieces and nephews. She had one surviving sister, Florence “Nicky” Rachel of Hobbs, New Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Ruth “Whiss” Patuto and Alice Batts, her husband, Donald Thompson, and her daughter, Emily Kuntz.
She donated her body to science, specifically at the IU School of Medicine.
A memorial service/celebration of life will be Friday, February 6, 2015, at the Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren, 5352 N. Brick Church Road, Hagerstown, officiated by the Rev. Harley Schultz. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m., with the service at 6.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana.
Eugene “Blue” Shepherd
Eugene “Blue” Shepherd, age 61, passed away on Monday (January 19, 2015) at his home in Williamsburg. He was born on January 13, 1954 in Richmond to Oscar and Margaret Shepherd and had lived here all his life. He had worked as a metal fabricator for Richmond Homes, Wallace Metal, Maitlen Heating, and Southside heating supply for the last 30 years. Blue also loved to fish, and was a member of the Whitewater Valley Pool League for over 20 years. He also loved to play chess, texas hold ‘em poker, and play guitar. He will be missed by his dogs Blue & Lady.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years Martha Shepherd; Sons Mark Shepherd, Oscar Eugene Henderson Shepherd (Gene), Matthew Alan (Maggie) Shepherd; Brother Donnie (Debbie) Shepherd; grandchildren Benjamin Shepherd, Cole Matthew Shepherd, Joseph Anthony Lee Shepherd; sister in law Caroline Shepherd; brother in law David Mayse; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother Rev. Johnny Shepherd Lee Sr. and a sister Lois Jean Mayse.
Services were held on Friday January 23, 2015 in Oak Park Church (1920 Chester Blvd). Rev. John Shepherd Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Goshen Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church. Those wishing to make a donation in Blue’s name may do so by sending donations to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (424 E. 92nd St New York, NY 10128-6804)
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Eloise (Irvin) Beeson
Eloise (Irvin) Beeson, age 82, of Hagerstown, passed away in her sleep on Thursday morning, January 8, 2015. She had been battling Dementia for 11 years and spent the final four years here on earth at Arbor Trace Nursing Home of Richmond. A special thank you goes out to the head nurses who loved her and took excellent care of her.
She was the daughter of Everett and Luva (Covalt) Irvin, born on November 4, 1932 in their Moreland farmhouse. She was a long time resident of the Nettle Creek area, from high school until her final 4 years of life. She married Walter Eugene Beeson during a military leave, on November 8, 1953, and went with him to finish up his final year of duty in Victorville, California. They recently celebrated 61 years of marriage.
Eloise was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. A gifted artist, loyal employee, a secretary of Perfect Circle between 1950 – 1963 and secretary of The Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren between 1968 – 2008, where she was a member for 68 years. She accepted Jesus into her heart as Lord and Savior at age 16, during a youth event, and served her God and church in addition to studying her Bible daily until two years before her death due to her loss of memory. She will always be remembered to her family and friends as a prayer warrior.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene Beeson of Hagerstown; 2 children, son, Brad (Lou Ann) Beeson of Brownsburg, and daughter, Valerie (Richard) Beeson Lyles of Atlanta; a brother, Lothair (Jean Anna) Irvin of New Castle; 5 grand children; 8 great grand children; numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces.
Visitation and celebration of her life will be from 5-7pm on Thursday, January 22, at Culberson Funeral Home in Hagerstown. Several of her pieces of art will be displayed. Funeral services will be held at the Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren at 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 23 with visitation one half hour prior to services. Pastor Brian Mackie will officiate. Burial will follow in Nettle Creek Friends Cemetery.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren and/or Alzheimer's Association.
Lisa D. Fisher
Economy – Lisa D. Fisher, 49, of Economy, Indiana passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Reid Hospital, Richmond. She was born on August 17, 1965 in New Castle, Indiana, the daughter of the late Melvin K. Fisher and Agnes (Barker) Fisher of Milton, Indiana. A loving mother to Natasha Eldridge Hamilton (husband Zach) of Dunreith and Chelsea N. Eldridge of Economy. A grandmother to Josiah (4), Trenton (6), Jacob (7). Other surviving relatives include a sister, Linda Fisher Robinson (husband Mike) of Huntersville, NC; nieces, Melanie and Meredith Robinson; nephew Mitchel Robinson; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Lisa was a 1983 graduate of Lincoln High School, Cambridge City, Indiana. Prior to her illness, she was an honor student at Ivy Tech College. She was an avid crafter. Lisa was very active in Henry County Relay for Life and was a great inspiration to most anyone she met. Most important to Lisa was being a mother and grandmother.
Lisa was preceded in death by her father, Melvin K. Fisher on February 28, 2004; uncle, George E. Fisher on October 23, 2009; grandmother, Ruby Fisher on July 17, 2010.
Family and friends may gather from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the funeral home. Rev. Jerry Ingalls and Rev. Ken Durham will officiate. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery, Dublin with a celebration of life to follow at the Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post 169 in Cambridge City.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
John D. Morris
Williamsburg, IN – John D. Morris, age 57, of Williamsburg, died Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Reid Hospital.
Born January 21, 1957, in Richmond, Indiana, to John Wesley and Rosella Tandy Morris, John was a life-long resident of Richmond. He was a 1975 graduate of Richmond High School. John worked as Assistant Dairy Manager for Cox’s Supermarket for many years. He was the owner of Morris Auto Body for over 30 years. John was a football coach for Test Junior High School, Centerville High School, and Richmond High School. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. John enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Allen Yoder Morris to whom he was married on June 10, 1980; children, Tony A. (LeighAnn) Morris of New York and Nicole (Tim) Rowe of Richmond; granddaughter, Madison; mother, Rosella Morris of Richmond; siblings, Tony Dean (Renee) Morris of Kentucky and Connie Sue Morris of Richmond; niece; nephew; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation for John D. Morris will be from 2 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Gerald G. Davis
Williamsburg, IN - Gerald G. Davis, 86, of Williamsburg, passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Friends Fellowship Community.
He was born in Randolph County, Indiana on June 7, 1928 to Harry C. and Grace Kelley Davis. He was a 1946 graduate of Williamsburg High School. He married the former Evelyn Smith on June 12, 1949. They were blessed with four children and shared nearly 51 years of marriage before her death on May 1, 2000.
Gerald was a member of the Williamsburg Friends Meeting and had attended the Williamsburg Church of the Nazarene. He was a dairy farmer for several years and drove a bulk truck for Wayne Dairy, from where he retired in 1993 after 30 years of service. He was an accomplished pianist who considered George Gershwin his favorite composer.
Gerald was a charter member of the Economy Lions Club and later was a member of the Williamsburg Lions Club. He was a member of Gideons International and enjoyed Bible study. He was an avid reader who also enjoyed woodworking and carpentry. He enjoyed traveling and was a fan of Cincinnati Reds baseball.
Gerald will be missed by his wife, Marie; daughters, Tambrey Williamson and her husband, David; Tallie Davis Lester and Tenley Horner and her husband, Verlin; son, Randy Davis and his wife, Ellie; Marie's children, Melva Kolopanis and her husband, Larry, Brenda Irvin and her husband, Randy; Cyndi Frame and her husband, Doug McKensie; Rita Frame; and Tim Frame and his wife, Julie; grandchildren, Emily (J.L) Gray, Tamra Davis, Molly Davis, Isaac (Erika) Horner, Taylor (Elizabeth) Horner, and Mary Horner; great-grandchildren, Zachary Gray, Quinn Gray, Hannah Horner and Natalie Horner; Marie's grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, first wife of 50 years, Evelyn Davis; and brothers Basil Davis and John Davis.
Rev. Pam Wooden will conduct a funeral ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 12 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Williamsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 11, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are encouraged to the Evelyn L. Davis Memorial Scholarship, c/o the IU Foundation, IU East Development Office, 2325 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, IN 47374, or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Church Street Station, PO Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .
Jane L. Drake
Richmond, IN – Jane L. Drake, age 72, of Richmond, died Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Forest Park Health Campus.
Born January 2, 1943, in Richmond, to Glenn A. and Irene M. Patrick Bickel, Jane attended Richmond High School. She lived in Richmond for most of her life. Jane was a stenographer and did transcription for many offices in Richmond and Indianapolis. She attended Rock Solid Ministries. Jane loved having all six of her children together.
Survivors include her children, Kimberly (James Prince) Miller of Greens Fork, Indiana, Jack Jenkins of Richmond, Jerrold A. (fiancé, Wilma Stevens) Jenkins of Richmond, Tammi (Brett) Baker of Texas, Charles R. Garrett II of Richmond, and Cynthia K. (Jerry) Anthony of Kentucky; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jean Ann (Roland) Duning of Florida and Nancy (Clive) Anderson of Richmond; nieces; nephews; uncle, Lloyd K. Bickel of Texas; cousins; and many friends..
She was preceded in death by her infant granddaughter; great-granddaughter, Madalynn Vance; parents; and infant brother, Jackie Lee Bickel.
Visitation for Jane L. Drake will be from 12 to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Chaplain Rick Alvey officiating. Private burial will be in Spring Lawn Cemetery in New Paris, Ohio, at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Help the Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375 or Rock Solid Ministries, 1024 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com
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