Obituaries Nettle Creek Gazette October 13, 2016    
C. Darrell Stephenson
Hagerstown, IN - C. Darrell Stephenson, age 66, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at his home.
Born May 29, 1950, in Richmond, Indiana, to Kenneth H. and Lillian M. Johnson Stephenson, Darrell was a life-long resident of Wayne County. He graduated from Richmond High School in 1968. Darrell served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked as an auto mechanic for the Richmond Police Department for 18 years. Darrell was a member of the Amvets Post 38 and a former member of the John Hennigar F.O.P. Lodge #63.
Survivors include his daughter, Danielle Brittenham of Centerville, Indiana; sons, Derrick Stephenson of Richmond and Dale, Cameron, Dominick, Josh, and Jason Stephenson; grandchildren, Hunter Whited and Holden Hampton; sisters, Kim Scott of Richmond and Denise Stephenson of Liberty; brother, John Stephenson of Williamsburg, Indiana; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Connie Bell.
A memorial gathering for C. Darrell Stephenson will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Don Lee Heiber
Connersville, IN - Don Lee Heiber, 73, of Connersville, Indiana went home to be with our Lord Sunday afternoon, October 9, 2016. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the home of his companion, Darlene Linne.
He was born May 23, 1943 in Richmond, Indiana, one of four children of William and Charlotte Heiber. He was married on February 27, 1965 to Charlotte Caudill and they raised four children, Donna Williamson, Kim Bowling, Angie Girot and Eddie Heiber.
Don served aboard the CVA42 Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1960 until 1966 during his service in the United States Navy, where he participated in the Cuban Missile Blockade through April 1963. While serving aboard the U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Don earned several medals and certificates.
He was a highly respected member of several esteemed associations including the local Warren Lodge #15 F & A. M. of Connersville and the Order of the Eastern Star, a 32nd degree Mason. He was also a member of the Indianapolis Murat Shrine and Scottish Rite Connersville Commandry, Knights Templar Ancient Masonic degree and was bestowed the honorary title of Kentucky Colonel by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Don enjoyed boating and fishing at Quakertown Marina with his family and many friends. His call-name was "River Rat" and he was always quick to help anyone - whether it was sharing his knowledge about boats or just a good place to fish. After retirement, Don and Darlene stayed on their houseboat during boating season where he continued to help out whenever he was needed.
Survivors include four children, Donna (Chuck) Williamson of Fountain City, Indiana, Kimberly (Jeff) Bowling of Richmond, Indiana, Angela (Jim) Girot of Connersville, Eddie (Raeann) Heiber of Connersville; eleven grandchildren, Amber (Brent) Wilber of Richmond, Jimmy Girot III of Fishers, Indiana, Samantha Girot of Connersville, Tyler (Mercede) Heiber of Connersville, Casey (Kevin ) McClarnon of San Jose, California, Mandy and Molly Thibeault of Peru, Indiana, Nanci (Tony) Latello of Noblesville, Indiana Chad Williamson (Shanna) of Centerville, Indiana, Paige Precht and Felicia Precht of Connersville; eight great-grandchildren, Jackson and Kyleen, Kamdyn, Kyndall, Cameron and Layton, Alex and Kylie; twin sister, Bonnie (Larry) Sittloh; brother, Billy Heiber; several nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife of 45 years, Charlotte, he is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard Heiber.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Rev. James Earlywine will officiate. Burial with military honors provided by the Fayette County Veterans Council will follow at Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016 with Masonic Memorial Service provided by the Warren Lodge to be held at 6:00 p.m.
Friends may also visit at millermosterrobbins.com to sign an online guest book and send condolences to the family.
John W. Campbell
Elwood, IN - John W “Jay” Campbell, 57, of Elwood, died Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at St. Vincent Heart Hospital, Indianapolis, following a brief illness.
He was born in Elwood on July 4, 1959 to John F. and Dolores (Caskey) Campbell and was a life long resident of the area. Jay owned and operated a metal casting and excavation business.
Survivors include his mother, Dolores Schoen; a sister, Sue Campbell Hiatt (David); his step-mother, Henrietta Cupp; two nephews, Ben Hiatt (Amanda) and Jacob Hiatt; a great-niece, Lainey Hiatt and many cousins.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Nathan Campbell in 1987.
Visitation will be 2 to 3 PM on Saturday, October 8, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 3:00 PM. Pastor David Craw will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite animal shelter.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com
Camilla R. Fraze
Williamsburg, IN - Mrs. Camilla R. Frazer, 95, formerly of Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 4, from Altenheim Health and Living in Beech Grove.
She was born on April 2, 1921 in Richmond, Indiana to Omar S. and Clara E. Luthenfels Clark.
Mrs. Frazer lived most of her life in Williamsburg before moving to Beech Grove in 2004. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing and knitting and was a member of the former Williamsburg United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Frazer will be missed by her daughter, Pat (Richard) Lee; son & daughter-in-law, Jon (Karen) Chamness; step-daughters, Carolyn (Mose) Tutterrow and Brenda (Gary) Butler; step-son, Robert (Nancy) Frazer; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Frazer was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Howard Chamness, in 1960; and second husband, James R. Frazer, in 1982.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Frank Monroe at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 8, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Williamsburg Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 8, at the funeral home.
Larry D. Fields
Richmond, IN - Larry D. Fields 81 of Richmond passed away September 23, 2016 at his home after a long illness. He was born April 13, 1935 in Richmond to Eddie and Crystal Allee Fields and lived here all of his life.
He loved his wife, family, four dogs, fishing, collecting knives and Harley Davidson motorcycles.
He retired from Dana Corporation after 32 years.
He retired as a Sergeant from the Army/National Guard after 22 years.
He is survived by his wife Jo Anna of 25 years, five children Deborah Austin of Kentucky, Vickie (Carey) Voland of Richmond, Aaron S. (Amy) Buck of Centerville, Nicholas P. (Fancie) Buck of Richmond, Ardessa Fields of Greenville, mother-in- law, brother-in-laws, sister-in-law, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, two special granddaughters Harley Woods, Alexis Buck, one sister Patricia Noe, several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one uncle, one brother-in-law, one sister-in-law.
Services will be 3:00PM Wednesday September 28, 2016 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 1:00PM to 3:00PM Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com
Gene Louis Wood
Richmond, IN - Gene Louis Wood, age 88, of Richmond, passed away quietly on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Golden Living Center/Golden Rule.
Born May 13, 1928, in Letts, Indiana, to Alfred J. and Ellen Brunner Wood, Gene lived most of his life in this community. He graduated from Richmond High School in 1947. Gene served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and returned home as a disabled veteran in 1952. He formerly worked at Dietzen’s Bakery and AVCO Corporation. Gene was proud to be a member of American Legion Harry Ray Post #65 and Wayne County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. He loved riding his Harley. Gene loved his family and enjoyed being around people talking about ‘the good old days’.
Survivors include his sister, Genevieve ‘Jenny’ Weller of Richmond; niece, Rhonda Weller of Richmond; two nephews, Robert S. (Sue) Weller and Jeffrey A. (Karen) Weller, both of Muncie, Indiana; several great-nieces and great-nephews; several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and special friend, Duane Richardson of Kokomo, Indiana, formerly of Greens Fork, Indiana. Gene and Duane started school together in 1934 and had remained friends for 82 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Gene’s family would like to thank the Trust Department of U.S. Bank for all the care and kindness they provided Gene over the years. A special thanks, also, to the caring nurses and aides at Golden Living Center/Golden Rule for their love and care during Gene’s stay there.
A graveside service for Gene Louis Wood will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at Earlham Cemetery in Veteran’s Field of Honor with Pastor Tom Ream officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Legion Harry Ray Post #65, 109 N 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
Deborah L. Davis
Liberty, IN - Deborah L. Davis, 67, of Liberty, died Friday, September 23, 2016 at Whitewater Commons in Liberty.
Debbie was born in New Castle on October 12, 1948 to Myron "Tunny" and Betty Lou (Gray) Davis. She lived most of her life in Hagerstown and had resided in Liberty since 2002.
She loved all sports, music and Bingo.
Survivors include a sister, Cheryl Oakes of Liberty and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Randall Davis.
Visitation will be 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday, September 30, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 12:00 PM. Pastor Britt Hensley will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.
Vernon Ray Day
Richmond, IN - Vernon Ray Day, age 73, went to be with the Lord on September 23, 2016 at Reid Health after a long illness. He was born on January 30, 1943 in Richmond to John C. and Gertrude (Jackson) Day and lived here all of his life.
Vernon graduated from Whitewater High School in 1961 and married Thelma E. Erk, his wife of 54 years, on March 10, 1962. He worked for Wallace Metal, Design & Manufacturing, All Seasons Resort of New Paris, Ohio, and retired from CenterStone in 2009.
Vernon loved to spend time with his family, friends, and trading in livestock and horses. He also enjoyed gardening, yardwork, camping, and eating out. He was a member of the Sylvan Nook Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma E. (Erk) Day, two daughters, Leona S. Newton (Ron) of Richmond and Pamela L. Roscoe (Rick) of Selma; grandchildren Kyle L. Newton (fiancé Kim Puthoff) of Richmond, Nathan L. Newton (Kristianna) of Richmond, Kaitlin L. Roscoe (fiancé Zach Wallace) of Frankfort, and Lindsay R. Roscoe (fiancé CJ Stafford) of Memphis, Tennessee; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters Gladys Damron of Hollansburg, Ohio and Joy Weatherly of Hollansburg, Ohio; sister-in-law Elinor Jean (Erk) Pearson of Fountain City, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Tomie and Eva Day, and three brothers Cecil, Arthur, and Marvin Day.
Services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday September 27, 2016 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Ballard officiating; burial will be in Lutherania Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00PM to 8:00PM Monday at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sylvan Nook Church of Christ, 1221 Sylvan Nook Drive, Richmond, Indiana 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com
Bessie M. Tice
Webster, IN - Mrs. Bessie Mae Tice, 82, of Webster, passed away in her home in the presence of her family on Monday, September 19, 2016.
She was born July 5, 1934 in Awlsey County, Kentucky to Henderson Elhannon and Carrie Bethel Rowland Sizemore. She married Lawrence R. "Larry" Tice on February 2, 1957. They were blessed with four daughters and 48 years of marriage before his death on August 29, 2005.
Bess was a homemaker and farm wife most of her life. She loved teaching dance in her early years at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. She poured her heart and soul into her family, from helping as a Brownie leader to countless other examples of her commitment to them. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, toll painting and ceramics.
Bess will be missed by her daughters, Lori Tice (David Garard), Judy Harmeyer (Rusty), Ruby Tice-Moles (David Hartman), and Mary Tice Ladd (Joe); grandchildren, Natalie Klotz (Kevin), Charles Tice (Amber Jordan), Dustin Moles (Charish Crabtree), Ashley Moles (Fabio Caro), Korak Ladd (Korrin Johnson), and Katia Ladd; 11 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margie Sizemore; brother-in-law, Pete Baker; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Janet and Don Compton and family.
Bess was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters, Marie Brom and Hager Ross; brothers Fred, Ray, Chelsea, Shotgun and five brothers who died in their youth.
Special thanks are due for the team of caregivers that helped Bess, including Katia Ladd, Korrin Johnson, Amber Jordan and the Reid Hospice staff.
Her nephew, Jay Rowe, will celebrate Bess' life at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 23, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery in Centerville, followed by a gathering at the Tice Farm.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from 11:00 am – 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 23, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Reid Foundation for Hospice Care, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com.
James R. Hawkins
New Castle, IN - James Randall "Jim" Hawkins, 58, a former New Castle resident, died Wednesday, September 14, 2016.He was born in New Castle on May 8, 1958 to Elmer, Jr and Annabelle (Choate) Hawkins.
For 20 years, Jim was employed by the New Castle Street Department. For the past 15 years, he had been employed by Wayne County School System, Monticello,KY.
Survivors include his daughter, Angie Hall (Jeff) of Hagerstown; two grandsons, Levi Hall and Bryan Hall; his long time companion, Terry Burgess; siblings, Robert Darling of Smyrna, TN, John Hawkins of Greenfield and Greg Hawkins of New Castle.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James R. Hawkins “Jamie” and two siblings, Larry Darling and Diane Darling.
Visitation will be 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon of Friday, September 16, at Culberson FuneralHome, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 12:00 noon. Chaplain Mark Herbkersman and Pastor Paul Gearhardt will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com
Marjorie Kay McMullen
Hagerstown, IN - Marjorie Kay McMullen, age 73, of Hagerstown, joined her Lord in Heaven on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.
Born December 24, 1942, in Greens Fork, Indiana, to Charles and Sylvia Tillson Bane, Marjorie was a life-long resident of Greens Fork and Hagerstown. She was a 1961 graduate of Greens Fork High School and a graduate of Indiana Business College. Marjorie was an exemplary homemaker during the early years of her children’s lives. She later chose to enter employment at the Nettle Creek School Corporation as a Title 1 reading aide for over fifteen years where she continued to help develop and touch the young lives of children.
For her entire life, Marjorie was a devoted servant of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter to her entire family. She was an avid supporter of her grandchildren in their academic, sporting, and artistic endeavors. Marjorie’s love for her family, friends, and most of all, her children and grandchildren, was felt every day of her life. She was active in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) and a member of the Salem Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, Alan Todd (Holly) McMullen of Fishers, Indiana, and Eric Troy (Theresa) McMullen of Fripp Island, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Evan Charles (Ashley) McMullen and Graham Alan McMullen, both of Fishers, Indiana, and Sarah Eve and Sophie Kay McMullen, both of Fripp Island, South Carolina; sisters, Evelyn Harris, Rosalee (Claude) Caudle, Juanita (Stan) Carter, Lucille Coddington, Karen (Ed) Miller, Delores George, Linda (Bob Hall) Bane, and Kathy (Gary) Adamson; brothers, Gerald (Cornelia) Bane and Charles (Ruth) Bane; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Bane and Patricia Bane; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Reginald McMullen, to whom she was married on July 30, 1961; parents; sister, Marcia Campbell; brothers, Maurice E. Bane and Kenneth D. Bane; sister-in-law, Nancy Bane; and brothers-in-law, Reide Harris, Paul George, and Ronald Coddington.
Visitation for Marjorie Kay McMullen will be from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, September 18, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 19, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Ballenger officiating. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Salem Primitive Baptist Church, 2778 N. Treaty Line Road, Cambridge City, IN 47327.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Ronald 'Ron' Schweizer
RICHMOND, Ind. – Ronald E. ‘Ron’ Schweizer, age 58, of Richmond, died Friday, September 2, 2016, at Reid Health.
Born April 25, 1958, in Richmond, Indiana, to Harry R. and Mabel Irene Chambers Schweizer, Ron was a life-long resident of Richmond. He was a 1977 graduate of Northeastern High School. Ron worked at Indiana Marujun, LLC in Winchester. He was a former union president for more than 20 years at Alumax Door Division. Ron was a life-long NRA member.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Anna Allen Schweizer, to whom he was married on March 30, 1985; sons, Ronald E. (Maggie) Schweizer Jr. of Fountain City, Indiana, Michael A. (Rhonda) Schweizer of Richmond, and Matthew H. (Lindsay) Schweizer of Economy, Indiana; two grandchildren, Michael Allen Schweizer Jr. and Haley Dawn Schweizer; mother; sister, Robin (Mark) Moran of Williamsburg, Indiana; brother, Rodney (Marie) Schweizer of Richmond; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation for Ronald E. Schweizer will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 8, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Cummings officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, Memorial & Honors Program, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Larinda Lou Sheffer
Larinda Lou Sheffer, age 55, of Richmond, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 1, 2016, at Reid Health.
Born August 29, 1961, in New Castle, Indiana, to Ronald L. and Lucille F. Bane Coddington, Larinda was a long-time resident of Wayne County. She was a 1979 graduate of Northeastern High School. Larinda was a manager at Trinity Christian Gifts and Books and worked at Trucks and Parts in New Paris, Ohio, and Office Functions in Richmond. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Larinda was a Sunday School teacher and youth leader for several churches. She enjoyed jeep riding and camping. The joy of her life was her grandchildren. Larinda had a caregiver's heart and extended that to family and friends. She was a Crusader for Christ, who loved the Lord and served him faithfully.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Drew Sheffer, to whom she was married on November 16, 1978; son, Brandon Michael Sheffer of Centerville, Indiana; grandchildren, Seth A. Sheffer, Shelby Q. Sheffer, Gwyneth E. Sheffer, and Hayden I. Sheffer; mother, Lucille F. Coddington of Richmond; sisters and brothers, Sylvia A. (Rick) Blunk of Richmond, Roni D. (Diana) Coddington of Richmond, Leasa F. Powell of Richmond, Keith W. Coddington of Pendleton, Indiana, Barbara J. (Dennis) Eaton of Fountain City, Indiana, Laura A. (Chad) Olmsted of Richmond, and Linda S. (John) Johnson of Brownsville, Indiana; nieces; nephews; aunts, uncles, cousins; and many special friends.
She was preceded in death by her father and brother, Max Coddington.
Visitation for Larinda Lou Sheffer will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 5, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastors Joel McIntyre, Jim Matson, and Tom Triggs officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery in Greens Fork, Indiana.
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
William J. Hall
Hagerstown: William Joseph Hall, Sr., 52, of Hagerstown, died at his home on Sunday, August 28, 2016. He was born in Millville on January 5, 1964 to Jefferson and Doris (Hardy) Hall. He lived most of his life in the Hagerstown area and had also resided in Liberty. Bill was an avid fisherman and enjoyed working with young people, particularly coaching all types of youth sports. He loved time with family and friends. He formerly attended Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren. Survivors include his two sons, William Joseph Hall, Jr. (Abbey) and Jacob Tunny Hall; their mother, Kimberly Dailey; a sister, Judy Rader; three brothers, Randy Hall (Vickie), Ed Hall and Tony Hall (Norma); a half sister, Wanda Hall Bowman and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David “Bud” Hall. Visitation will be 4 to 6 PM on Thursday, September 1, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 6:00 PM. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family in West Lawn Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.culbersonfh.com
Sarah L. Pokorny
Sarah Lois Pokorny, 82, of Hagerstown, died Monday, August 22, 2016, at Friends Fellowship Community, Richmond.
She was born in New Castle, Indiana on January 25, 1934 to William and Elizabeth (Clarke) Small.
She was a 1952 graduate of Hagerstown High School, graduated from Columbia Women’s College in 1952, and graduated from Washington University in 1954.
For 25 years, Sarah assisted her husband in the operation of the family business, the Beaver Tree Service. She was a Cub Scout Leader, a Girl Scout Leader, an HHS Athletic Supporter, an accomplished golfer and a basketball aficionado. She served as a reader at First Church of Christ Scientists, Richmond. A life long horse enthusiast, she was a member of Columbia Women’s College Equestrian Team.
Survivors include four children, William Pokorny of Grove City, Pa, Russ and Amy (Pokorny) Brown of Uniontown, PA, Karl and Rebecca Pokorny of Pendleton, SC and Andrew and Dawnie Pokorny of Hagerstown; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Pokorny and a sister, Jane Manifold.
Private services will be at the convenience of the family, with interment in West Lawn Cemetery, Hagerstown. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the American Humane Association at http://www.americanhumane.org/about-us/donate/honor-memory.html.
Raymond Fairchild
New Castle - Raymond Wayne Fairchild, 58, passed away Monday evening August 22, 2016 at his home in New Castle, Indiana. A lifelong New Castle resident, Raymond was born here on November 25, 1957. He was a graduate of Chrysler High School and had worked twenty five years at Commercial Vinyl as a machine operator. Raymond enjoyed spending his time with his family, especially his six granddaughters.
Survivors include 3 sons, J.D. (Cyndi) Fairchild of Rustburg, VA, Matthew (Krista) Fairchild and Robert (Rebecca) Fairchild both of New Castle; 6 granddaughters, Jordan and Logan Powers, Ashley, Robbie, Macy and Autumn Fairchild; his mother, Ethel (Doss) Fairchild of Lewisville; 2 sisters, Brenda Nicholas of Lewisville and Rebecca Vitatoe of Florida; nieces and nephews.
Raymond was preceded in death by his father, Denver Fairchild and 1 sister, Linda Fairchild.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 7 p.m. on Friday August 26, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel. Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Linda (Ramey) McCormick
Linda B. (Ramey) McCormick, 86, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, August 18, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Liberty, Indiana on August 4, 1930 to Isaac and Blanche (Taylor) Ramey, and was one of twelve children. Predeceasing her were Glen, Pauline, Mary Elizabeth, Ralph, Ella Ruth, Wanda, Guy, William, and Loretta, with Charles and Leslie surviving her.
She moved from Hagerstown to Indianapolis in 1948, upon graduating from Hagerstown High School, where she met, fell in love with, and soon thereafter married Melvin P. McCormick. They were married for 61 years, until his passing in 2009. She worked with Melvin in the life insurance agency they owned and eventually became a successful real estate broker with Century 21. They retired to the family’s Pine Lake Farm, where she was raised, and lived there happily for the rest of their lives.
Linda is survived by her six children, Mark (Eileen) McCormick, Melinda (Robert) Peters, Michael (Yo) McCormick, Madonna (Michael) Paskash, Michele (Jim) Brasseur, and Matthew (Julia) McCormick, seventeen grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.
We are grateful for the friends who helped her throughout later life, particularly Max Smith, John Shafer, and Shirley Poytner. We also wish to thank her eldest daughter, Melinda Peters, for providing personal, loving, and daily care during the final phase of her life.
Linda dearly loved her family, her farm, and fishing. She was a wonderful Mother, a fun-loving Grandma and Great-Grandma, and a faithful wife. She was deeply loved, and we will treasure her memory always.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School at 2224 E 3rd St., Bloomington, IN, 47401.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 23rd from 5 pm to 7 pm at Culberson Funeral Home, 51 S. Washington St., Hagerstown, IN. A mass celebrating her life will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, August 24th, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 333 W. Maple St., Cambridge City, IN, with internment at the Nettle Creek (Brick) Church of the Brethren Cemetery in Hagerstown.
Immediately following the internment service, there will be a luncheon reception at her home at 7407 Dalton Rd., Hagerstown, IN. Later that day and into the evening, there will be a fishing party as well, in honor of her memory, so bring your favorite pole!
John F. Blankenship
Hagerstown - John Frank Blankenship, 78, of Hagerstown, died at his home on Thursday, August 11, 2016. John was born on Aug 31, 1937 in Morehead, Kentucky to Cora May Williams and Jesse Ray Blankenship. He was the stepson of Katherine Little Cooper Blankenship.He lived most of his life in Wayne County, was a retired employee of Perfect Circle / Dana Corp. and a 39 year member of Hagerstown Volunteer Fire Department.Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Pauline Little Blankenship, who he married June 8, 1955; his children, Tina (Mark) Richardson, John (Mona) Blankenship and Rena (Randy) Holcomb; former sons-in-law David Collins and Martin Bickel; sisters Betty (Hobart) Crouch, Jamestown, TN., Barbara (James Cecil) Little, Sebring, FL, Beulah (Wayne) Conner, Economy IN and Sally Robertson, Muncie IN.; brother-in-law, Bob Robertson, Muncie IN; sister-in-law Susan Hamm, Hagerstown, IN; sister and brothers in Law, Lena McIntire, Doris and Ralph Bailey, Bill and Vira Wylie, Ernest and Konna DeWitt, Brenda and Dallas Watkins, Danny and Becky Little and Beverly and Ken Moore; 27 grand children; 30 great-grandchildren; an uncle, Carl Blankenship of Kentucky, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends.In addition to his parents and stepmother, John was preceded in death by his sister SueRobertson; brother William D Hamm; sister in law, Bonnie L. Little; brothers in law, Gilbert McIntire and Norman Robertson; grand children Mark Aaron Richardson, Kellee Marie Collins and Shaun David Collins and daughter, Lois Jean Collins. Visitation will be 1 to 2 P.M. on Monday, August 15, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 2:00 P.M. John D. Blankenship will officiate. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com
Christeen Brown
Mrs. Christeen Brown, 87, formerly of Richmond, passed away on Wednesday, August 10.
She was born on December 25, 1928 in Richmond to Walter E. and Ruth Hoover Mikesell, who preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Whitewater High School and Earlham College.
Mrs. Brown was formerly a secretary at Perfect Circle. She taught English at Williamsburg High School. She later was a sales representative for Leiters Designer Fabrics and sales director and representative for Mary Kay Cosmetics. She was a member of West Richmond Friends Meeting. Mrs. Brown was a member and Past President of Tri Kappa Sorority, Delta Zeta Chapter; Past Vice-Chairperson of the Wayne County Republican Party and a member of the Dayton, Ohio Kennel Club. She always enjoyed a round of golf and was a member of Forest Hills Country Club, Richmond Women's Golf Association and the Eastern Indiana Women's Golf Association.
Mrs. Brown will be missed by her husband of 65 years, Robert F. "Bob" Brown; daughter, Lora Brown Money; sister, Martha Mikesell Wood, one niece and three nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 15, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, 525 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or online at www.imhf.org/support/donate .
Condolences may be expressed online at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .
Mary H. McCoy
Hagerstown, Indiana - Mary Helen McCoy, 83, of Hagerstown, died early Sunday morning, August 7, 2016, from acute leukemia. She passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Mary Helen was born on December 11, 1932 in Muskegon, Michigan, the only child of Nelson and Dorothy (Drumm) Bernier. She was a 1951 graduate of De Sales Heights Academy in Parkersburg, West Virginia. In 1976, Mary earned her LPN degree from Ball Memorial, and in 1981, her RN degree from IU East. She was a night shift registered nurse at Randolph County Hospital for 22 years, retiring in 1997.
Mary and Tom (Ezra) McCoy were married on May 9, 1953 in Zanesville, Ohio. They lived and raised their family in Winchester, Indiana. Mary was a devout member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Winchester for over 50 years, where she played the organ, taught religion class, and performed various pastoral activities.
Mary was an active person with a passion for many hobbies. She was an avid painter, professional artist, and was a regular attendee at Hagerstown Arts Place on Saturday afternoons. Many of her paintings received award recognition at amateur and professional competitions. Mary loved to quilt and teach others to quilt. She was well known for her homemade pies, canned goods, and peach brandy. She loved nature and the outdoors, spending many summers fishing, boating, and sailing at her lake cottage in Angola. The bird feeders in Mary's yard were never empty, and her dogs were always happy. She traveled extensively throughout her life, visiting her children and grandchildren and the wild landscapes she adored. Mary was a familiar face at her family's sporting events and activities.
Mary is survived by her three sons, Patrick (wife Vangi) McCoy of Dolores, CO, Paul (wife Mary) McCoy of Winchester, and Christopher (wife Julie) McCoy of Pensacola, FL; four daughters, Julie Lambert of Winchester, Erin (husband David) Doherty of Arlington, VA, Mary Ann Pohl of Fishers, and Jeannie (husband Matthew) Osborne of Hagerstown; 16 grandchildren, Bryn Smithey, Misti Jolin, Martin Shilko, Lance Crow, Amber Shilko-McCoy, Megan Keister, Elizabeth McWhorter, Diana McCoy, Carrie Crow, Sean McCoy, Gregory McCoy, Cheyenne McCoy, Macy Pohl, Jevon Osborne, Allison Jade Osborne, Quentin Osborne; and 8 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, who passed away in 2003 after 50 years of marriage; a son, Shawn McCoy and a daughter, Susan Diane McCoy. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Winchester with Fr. Christopher Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester.
Friends and relatives may call from 2-7:30 p.m. on Friday at Walker Funeral Home in Winchester. A rosary service will be given at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, mailed to St. Mary's Rectory, 425 W. Hickory St., Union City, IN 47390. Online condolences may be expressed at www.walkerswinchester.com.
Connie S. Kelle
Connie Sue Kelle, formerly Connie Toler, 65, of Plainfield, IN passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at her residence. She was born on December 23, 1950 in New Castle, IN to Leo and V. Alene McFarland Ridge and had lived most of her life in Hagerstown until moving to the Plainfield area several years ago. Survivors include two daughters Jennifer Toler Smith of Indianapolis, IN and Natalie Toler (David) Beeson of Avon, IN; 3 grandchildren Machenzie and Hunter Smith and Logan Beeson; a brother Mike Ridge; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Vivian Ridge. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Clara R. Nicholson
Clara Rose (Myers) Nicholson, 97 years,Born October 3,1918. died August 9, 2016 Columbus, Ohio and joins her husband of 46 years Forrest Nicholson. Clara Rose was one of six daughters born to George W. Myers and Crystal May (Lannerd) Myers of Hagerstown Indiana. Clara Rose graduated from Hagerstown Indiana High School in 1936 and after graduation she moved to Indianapolis Indiana where she lived for 70 years. Clara Rose is preceded in death by her husband Forrest and four sisters, Emma Perry, Mildred Beall, Alice Stinson and Edith Holcomb. She leaves behind her older sister Mary Holcomb, 100 years, from Hagerstown Indiana, who now lives in Centerville Indiana; her son Howard and wife Sally Nicholson of Columbus, Ohio; her daughter Charlotte Nicholson Nottingham from West Lafayette Indiana. Four Grandchildren include Daniel and wife Debbie Nicholson from Anderson Indiana, Daryle and wife Tracy Nicholson Marysville Ohio, Douglas and wife Theresa Nicholson Grove City Ohio, Wendy and husband John Lumpkin Plain City Ohio. She also has six great grandsons and one great granddaughter -- also many nieces and nephews. Clara Rose will be placed along side her husband Forrest at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana. No services will be held.
Nona L. Hamilton
Hagerstown, IN - Nona L. Hamilton, age 88, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, August 7, 2016. She was born in Randolph County, IN on November 4, 1927 to William B and Charlotte (Thornburg) Clevenger. Nona graduated from Cowan High School in 1945 and completed one year of college at Ball State University. She married Dale Hamilton on May 7, 1950 and, in 1959, they moved to their farm, north of Hagerstown.Nona was a member of West River Friends Church for over 55 years, where she taught children's Sunday School, was a Vacation Bible School volunteer and served in many capacities throughout the years. She was a familiar face as a greeter at West River's pork chop suppers.Nona was active in Farm Bureau for many years, including the children's Pet and Hobbyprogram. She was a member of Delaware County Extension Homemakers Club for over 60 years. Nona impacted the lives of countless young people as leader of the Dalton Diggers 4-H Club for 32 years. She and Elaine Young, her dear friend and fellow 4-H leader, spent countless hours participating in numerous 4-H activities and they were also instrumental in establishing the Funtasticks, a volunteer support group of the NettleCreek Players.Nona is survived by, and will be truly missed by, daughters Jo Ellen (Dan) Ballenger of Hagerstown and Nancy (Rob) Bush of Hamilton, OH; grandchildren Natalie Bush and Chad (Stacie) Ballenger and great grandson, Cooper Ballenger; brothers/sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Dale Hamilton, who died July 17, 2015, and a brother, Hollis "Hank" (Doris Chastain) Clevenger.Friends may call at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown on Wednesday, August 10, from 4:30 to 7:00 P.M.. Funeral services will be at West River Friends Church at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, August 11. Pastor Rick Schoeff will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Randolph County.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West River Friends Church orto the Indiana 4-H Foundation, 615 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com
David H. Short
David Harold Short, 85, a former Economy resident died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN.
He was born in Richmond, IN on March 9, 1931 to John and Francis (Healton) Short. He graduated from Economy High School and went on to serve in the US Navy, participating in the Korean War. He lived in California, marrying and starting his family, then returned to Indiana.
Soon after moving to Indiana he moved on to live in Hamler, Ohio, working at General Motors as a supervisor. He retired from there in 1987, and moved to Florida where he lived for 17 years. He returned to live in the Greens Fork, IN area in 2004 and for the past 3 years he has lived in Avilla, IN.
He remained a member of the American Legion for 52 years, most recently with post 333.
Survivors include three children, D. Michael Short (Marilyn Jo) of Defiance, OH, Karen Markward of Avilla and Cynthia Hoops (Steve) of Englewood, FL; four grandchildren, Christopher Hoops (Julie) of Bear, DE, Nicholas Hoops (Jennifer) of Bonita Springs, FL, Allison Oakes (Joshua) of Downington, PA and Rev. Alex Hoops (Emily) of Minot, ND; Seven great-grandchildren; three Siblings, Vernon Short (Barbara) 0f Economy, Marilyn Ramey (Charles) of Richmond and Vickey Allen (Donald) of Richmond, a sister-in-law, Virginia Short of Richmond; ten nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Inez Short in 2015; a brother, Merle Short and a sister Martha Short. Visitation will be 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Friday, August 12, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 1:00 P.M. Pastor Adam Rinehart will officiate. Burial will follow in Economy Cemetery, with military graveside services.
Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse Hospice, 5910 Homestead Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46814-4202.
Connie S. Kelle
Connie Sue Kelle, formerly Connie Toler, 65, of Plainfield, IN passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at her residence. She was born on December 23, 1950 in New Castle, IN to Leo and V. Alene McFarland Ridge and had lived most of her life in Hagerstown until moving to the Plainfield area several years ago. Survivors include two daughters Jennifer Toler Smith of Indianapolis, IN and Natalie Toler (David) Beeson of Avon, IN; 3 grandchildren Machenzie and Hunter Smith and Logan Beeson; a brother Mike Ridge; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Vivian Ridge. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Mark A. Adamson
INVERNESS, Fla. – Mark A. Adamson, age 56, Inverness, Florida, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at Citrus Memorial Hospital.
Born December 21, 1959, in Hagerstown, Indiana, to Max E. and Alice Joann McCullough Adamson, Mark worked at Turbo Diesel in Indianapolis. He was an avid euchre player and loved repairing things.
Survivors include his fiancée, Jennifer Dickinson; brothers, Glenn Seefldt of Germany and Michael Adamson of California; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and many friends including a special friend, Marsha Horn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Max A. Adamson.
Visitation for Mark A. Adamson will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home. Burial will be in Salem Primitive Baptist Cemetery in Hagerstown, Indiana.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
John L. Lamb
Centerville - In the presence of those who loved him, John L. Lamb, age 79, of Centerville, went to be with the Lord Thursday, August 4, 2016, at his home.
Born June 2, 1937, in Centerville, Indiana, to Robert and Lucy Groves Lamb, John was a life-long resident of Centerville. He retired from Stone Hill Tile Company and was a former employee at Hill’s Roses, where he worked for 34 years. John was a member of the Greens Fork Trinity Pentecostal Church.
Those who will miss him dearly include his loving wife of 37 years, Alberta Jean Pigott Lamb to whom he was married March 10, 1978; granddaughter, Misty ‘Squeaky’ Jean Williams of Centerville; great-grandchildren, Caitlyne Jean, Wyatt, Taylar, and Karlie, all of Centerville; stepson, Gary Reece of Centerville; and sisters, Bev VanCamp of Georgia, Janet Moore of Economy, and Sandy Jairell of Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Esther Lamb.
Visitation for John L. Lamb will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Louie Burkhart officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Keith E. Ulerick
Keith Eugene Ulerick, 92, died in Centerville, Indiana, on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. He was born on August 30, 1923 to Noble Vance and Neva Ellen Ulerick of Twelve Mile, Indiana. He graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1941. After completing service in the Army, he attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, graduating in 1950 in Civil Engineering. He supervised construction of highway bridges in Illinois, Indiana and Virginia over his worklife and founded Hercules Construction Corporation in northern Virginia. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason of the Olive Lodge in Leesburg, Virginia and served on the founding Building Committees of two Lutheran Churches – Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Leesburg and King of Kings Holy Lutheran Church in Chantilly, Virginia. Keith was fortunate tohave the love of two wonderful women during his life – Doris June Gulley Ulerick Garman (d. 2010), the mother of his three children, and Anne Porch Ulerick (d. 2013). Keith was preceded in death by his wife Anne and brother Martin Ulerick. He is survived by his daughters Susan (Doug) Pratt of Aldie, Virginia, and Sarah Ulerick of Eugene, Oregon, and son David (Melanie) of Greenwood, Indiana; grandsons Stephen and Michael Pratt, and stepchildren,David, Taylor and Logan; and a sister Dora (Carl) Martin. He is also survived by eight nieces andnephews in central Indiana and Ohio, Carol Anne (Bob) Meyer, Diana Hill, Alan Ulerick, Julia Kay (Buddy) Pugh, Richard (Sandy) Martin, Roger (Sharon) Martin, Donna (Curt) Wright and Donald Martin, and their families, all of whom were so kind to him throughout his life. Viewing will be held at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel on Friday, August 5th, from 6 until 8 pm andMasonic service will be conducted at 7:30. The funeral service will be held on Saturday August 6th at 10:30 am at Zion's Lutheran Church, in Pershing, with internment following in the adjacentcemetery. Following internment, a Celebration of Life will be held at Zion's. Donations in memory of Keith Ulerick may be made to Zion's Lutheran Church.Online condolences may be made at www.waskoms.com
Ted L. Winters
Hagerstown - Ted L. Winters, 69, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, July 30, 2016. He was born in New Castle on April 14, 1947 to Paul and Marguerite (Harcourt) Winters and was a life long resident of Hagerstown. Ted served with the U.S. Army 1966-1968 and was a retired employee of Dana Corp. He was a member of William O. Frazier Post 333, American Legion and AMVETS at Greens Fork. He enjoyed woodworking and was an avid motorcycle enthusiast.Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Donna (Smith) Winters; two children, Jason Winters (Jennifer) and Lisa Pleasant (Brian); four grandchildren, Ethan and Jacob Winters, Alivia and Jack Pleasant; a brother Charles Winters (Joni); several nieces and nephews and his many friends in his motorcycle family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Winters. Visitation will be 1 to 4 P.M. on Saturday, August 6, at Culberson Funeral Home. Private services, with burial in West Lawn Cemetery, will be held at the convenience of the family. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to IU Health Riley Hospital for Children. Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com
Freda Mae Flannery
Freda Mae Flannery, 91, passed away Thursday morning July 21, 2016 at her home in Pershing while surrounded by her loving family. A daughter of the late Albert and Bertha (Hendrickson) Cowin, Freda was born in Shelbyville, Indiana on March 5, 1925. Formerly of Connersville, she has lived in the Cambridge City-Western Wayne community since the early 1950’s and has made her home in Pershing for the past 17 years. Freda was a homemaker. She raised 10 children, was affectionately known as “Granny” by her family and loved spending time with her grandkids. Freda enjoyed gardening, tending her flowers, embroidery, reading, bird watching, working jigsaw and word search puzzles.
Survivors include 9 children, Brenda (Jerry) Dunaway and Marilyn Flannery of Pershing, Marcella (Darrell Skaggs) Flannery of Centerville, Mary Lloyd of New Orleans, Louisiana, Latina (Duane) Hibbard of Hagerstown, Carl (Wilma) Flannery Sr. of Pershing, Brad and Billy (Sharon) Flannery of Straughn, Carl (Ginger) Flannery Jr. of Cambridge City; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 3 siblings, Roberta Rummell of Connersville, Martha Wilson of Florida and Bill Cowin of Pennville; nieces and nephews.
Freda was preceded in death by her husband, Foster “Minnie Pearl” Flannery on December 4, 2001. They were married in Connersville on March 24, 1951; 1 son, David A. Flannery on October 8, 2009; 1 sister, Carol Sue McKinley and1 brother, Bob Cowin.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Tuesday July 26, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Freda’s nephew, Rev. Gary Cowin will officiate. Burial will follow at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin. Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Clarence Neeley Jr.
We are celebrating the going home of Clarence Neeley Jr. on July 16, 2016. He was born February 19, 1948 in McKee, Kentucky to Clarence and Sarah Rolland Neeley Sr., and spent most of his life in Richmond area. He retired from Johns-Manville and was member of Greens Fork Pentecostal Church. Junior was a beloved man by those who knew him. His love and compassion was overwhelming every time you saw him. His witty charm and his comical commentary always had you laughing. Junior was a God loving man. His goal in life was to bring his family together and to Christ.
Survivors include his wife of 4 years Ilene, two daughters Lisa (Lonnie) Creech and Annette (Chris) Sullivan, of Richmond, three step children Gregory (Lori) McCracken of Richmond, Tina (Chris) Shepherd of Hagerstown, and Shawn (Tekeyla) McCracken of Richmond, twenty-two grandchildren, six great grandchildren, five brothers Charles, Bobby (Betty), Leeroy, Nick, and Earl Neeley, one sister Ola (David) Stout, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister Gladys Fine, and four brothers Isaac, Arvil, Everett, and Leonard Neeley.
Funeral services are private and there will be no public calling. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.
Kenneth D. Bane
Richmond, Ind. – Kenneth D. Bane, age 82, of Richmond, died Thursday, July 14, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born July 14, 1934, in Jacksonburg, Indiana, to Charles and Sylvia Tillson Bane, Ken was a life-long resident of Greens Fork and Richmond. He was a 1952 graduate of Greens Fork High School, attended the Earlham College Institute for Executive Growth, and was a 1972 graduate of the School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. Ken served as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. He started his banking career of 38 years as a teller at Second National Bank (U.S. Bank), rising to Bank President. Ken retired in 1994 as President of U.S. Bank, where he served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Board. He was the 1983 Banker Advocate of the Year for the Small Business Administration of Indiana.
Ken received the Sagamore of the Wabash from Governor Orr. He was involved in many community service organizations all of his life. Ken was a lifetime and proud member of the NRA, former Board President of the YMCA and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Wayne County Foundation and Reid Hospital, and trustee and Heritage Club member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County, where he also received the 2013 Man and Youth Award. Over the years he actively supported Hillcrest Baptist Church, Hillcrest Christian School, Community Christian School, Christ Presbyterian Church, and Cross Road Christian Recovery Center for Women. Ken loved being outdoors, shooting, boating, and fishing. He enjoyed spending family time at Lake James. The love of Ken's life was his family, farm, and especially his grandsons.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Patricia Louise Osborne Bane, to whom he was married on April 27, 1957; children, Kenneth David (Mary Ann) Bane of Richmond and Beth Anne (Michael) Allen of Richmond; grandsons, Kenneth Colton Bane of Richmond, Marshal Thomas Bane of Richmond, Samuel Michael (Jaimee) Allen of Nashville, Tennessee, and Peter Kenneth (Joy) Allen of Winona Lake, Indiana; sisters, Evelyn Harris, Rosalee (Claude) Caudle, Juanita (Stan) Carter, Lucille Coddington, Karen (Ed) Miller, Marjorie McMullen, Delores George, Linda (Bob Hall) Bane, and Kathy (Gary) Adamson; brothers, Gerald (Cornelia) Bane and Charles (Ruth) Bane; sister-in-law, Evelyn Bane; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marcia Campbell; brother, Maurice E. Bane; sister-in-law, Nancy Bane; and brothers-in-law, Reide Harris, Reginald McMullen, Paul George, and Ronald Coddington.
Visitation for Kenneth D. Bane will be from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Christ Presbyterian Church, 350 Henley Road, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016, at Christ Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jim Roszell officiating. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County, 1717 South L Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or IU Health Simon Cancer Center, P.O. Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
David M. Stout
Cambridge City - David Michael Stout, 59, passed away Tuesday morning July 12, 2016 at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. A son of the late Philip and Doris (Brenneman) Stout, David was born in New Castle, Indiana on May 31, 1957. A lifelong resident of the Hagerstown and Cambridge City communities, David graduated from Hagerstown High School with the class of 1976. While in high school he played tuba in the band and was on the varsity basketball team. He had worked for 15 years at Visteon in Connersville as a maintenance supervisor and was currently employed by Holland Colour as a maintenance engineer. David also enjoyed the years he worked with his dad, operating heavy machinery, excavating and doing concrete work. In his leisure, David enjoyed his Oliver tractors, antique tractor pulling, and riding his Harley Davidson. He was a member of the Whitewater Valley Harley Owners Group, yesteryearstractor.com and the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, the former Donna F. Peckinpaugh. They were married at the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren on April 8, 1988. 6 children, Eric D. Stout of Port Clinton, OH, Rebekah (Pete) Stout of San Raphael, CA, Michelle D. Stolle of Dublin, Doug (Angie) Snyder of Hagerstown, Missy K. (Shawn) Jackson of Centerville, Danny J. (Kim) Snyder of Centerville; 12 grandchildren; 5 siblings, Jennifer (John) Kutzik of Colorado, Janine Dumitru of Valparaiso, Jeanette Stout of Georgia, Janelle Smiley of Union City and Daniel (Aurelia) Stout of Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
David was preceded in death by his son, David Philip Stout on January 14, 2014; granddaughter, Maleigha Mariah Jackson on February 28, 2014 and nephew, Jacob Dumitru.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday July 19, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. President Joshua Nunnery with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints will officiate. Burial will follow at the Brick Cemetery south of Hagerstown. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday July 18 and prior to the services on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Leah L. Henderson
Leah L. Henderson, 86, of Cambridge City passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016 at Ambassador Health Care in Centerville.
She was born on June 14, 1930 in Cambridge City to Chester L. and Sophronia Wickersham Morse and was a 1948 graduate of Lincoln High School.
Leah worked with her husband at the Henderson Store. She was a member of Phi Chi Epsilon Sorority, Cambridge City Christian Church where she served as a Deaconess, a member of the Dorcas Circle, and organized funeral dinners for many families. In her own quiet way, she was a huge support to all her family, the family businesses, and the Church. She loved Cambridge City and lived in and contributed to the community her entire life.
Survivors include her children; Jane (David) Soffe of Bridgwater, England; Candace (Bill) Richardson of Hagerstown; Jeff (Lynda) Henderson and Jerry (Julia) Henderson of Cambridge City; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Leah was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Harold “Bud” Henderson on May 2, 1998, her sister Evelyn Worl, 2 brothers, Howard and Bartine Morse and a grandson, Robert Jeffrey Henderson.
Leah's family would like to thank the staff, nurses and caregivers at Ambassador Healthcare for providing special comfort, support and exceptional care in the last year of her life.
Friends may call at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on July 22 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. prior to the funeral services at 12:00 pm. with Danny Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Cambridge City Christian Church, 106 W. Church Street, Cambridge City, IN 47327.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Christine Nicole Campbell
Webster, IN - Christina Nicole ‘Niki’ Campbell, age 29, of Webster, Indiana, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, July 8, 2016.
She was born on September 14, 1986, in Richmond, Indiana, to Jay and Brenda Campbell.
Survivors include her parents; brother, Matthew Campbell of Webster, Indiana; paternal grandmother, Lucille Campbell of Richmond; maternal grandparents, Olen and Ellen Lynch of Fountain City, Indiana; and niece, Kharma Campbell of Webster, Indiana. She will be deeply missed by aunts, uncles, cousins, and best friends, Jennifer, Whitney, and the girls in Auburn.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Dorsey Campbell.
Visitation for Niki Campbell will be from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Matt Smith officiating. Burial will be in Elkhorn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Help The Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375.
John E. Grubbs
Hagerstown, IN - John E. Grubbs, 84, passed away Saturday morning July 2, 2016 at Heritage House in New Castle, Indiana. A son of the late Ernest and Lelia (Phenis) Grubbs, John was born in near Modoc in Randolph County, Indiana on July 8, 1931. He graduated from Jacksonburg High School and has lived his entire life in the Jacksonburg and Hagerstown communities. John was a patriot, he served his country as a corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War. Following the war he remained active in caring for the needs of fellow veterans by transporting them to appointments visiting them in nursing homes, delivering care packages and by his memberships in several veterans organizations. John served on the Veterans Council and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars- New Castle Post 1282, AMVETS Post 11 and Hagerstown American Legion Post 333. At Post 333 John had served as Post Commander, Historian and Finance Officer. John received the State of Indiana Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his community service to veterans. John retired from Perfect Circle in Hagerstown where he worked as a millwright. He was also a member of the U.A. W. and in his leisure, enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, gardening and talking on the C.B. radio (handle, “Tin Bender”). He was a member of the Jacksonburg Christian Church.
Survivors include 2 children, Dan Grubbs of Havelock, N. Carolina and Gloria (Bart) Bicknell of Milton; grandchildren, Gabriel and Pam Grubbs of Los Angeles, CA, Celestial Soden of New Bern, NC, Ross (Melissa) Lane of Greensburg, Khrystal Bicknell of Greenwood, Jessica (Colt) Bradley of Woodward, OK and Crystal LaGuera of Texas; 12 great grandchildren; 3 siblings, Rex (Anne) Grubbs of Richmond, Carol Grubbs of Aurora and Beverly Smith of Venice, FL; nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by2 sons, Timothy Grubbs on August 7, 2002 and Tracy Grubbs on November 9, 1980; 1st wife and mother of his children, the former Phyllis J. Glisson and his 2nd wife Eleanor Harvey; 2 sisters, Barbara Zook and Vivian Jarrett; 1 brother, David Grubbs.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on (today)Tuesday July 5 with funeral services at 1 p.m. on Wednesday July 6, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Stan Eastman will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow at the Jacksonburg Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Donna Lee Richardson
Connersville, IN - Donna Lee Richardson, 78, of Connersville passed away peacefully Monday evening, July 4, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
A life-long resident of Connersville, she was born March 6, 1938, the only child of Bernard and Kathleen Baker Cain.
She was married in Brownsville, IN to Lloyd Richardson, who passed away in 1982.
For many years until her retirement, she was employed with Greene Manufacturing of Connersville.
She enjoyed cooking and spending time with outdoor activities.
Survivors include a son, Blake Allen and wife, Andrea, of Connersville; two grandsons, Danny Allen and wife, Melissa, of Liberty, IN and Mark Allen and wife, Kelly, of Greensfork, IN; she is blessed with several great-grandchildren; and her beloved companion dog, Jacki.
Beside her husband, she is preceded in death by a son, Steve Allen; two grandsons, Toby Allen and Brandon Allen.
A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at the convenience of the family. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements and friends may visit at millermosterrobbins.com.
Patty Ann Hunter
Economy, IN - Patty Ann Hunter, age 44, of Economy, died Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Reid Health.
Born October 16, 1971, in Richmond, Indiana, to Andy and Iva Phillips Bryant, Patty lived in Richmond for most of her life. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Survivors include her children, Joey Bryant, Josh (Miranda) Hunter, Justin Hunter, and Jacob Hunter, all of Richmond, Indiana; grandchildren, Xavier Hunter, Adaleigha Hunter, C.J. Hunter, and Elaina Ann Hunter; mother, Iva Bryant of Richmond; sisters, Karen Miller of Richmond, Indiana, and Vicky (Tom) Cones of Economy, Indiana; brothers, Andy (Jess) Bryant of Richmond, Indiana, and Rick (Linda) Bryant of Alabama; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Andy Bryant; sister, Debbie ‘Boots’ Bryant; and step-father, George Fisher.
Patty’s family would like to thank the Reid Health 5th floor east wing nurses for their special care.
Visitation for Patty Ann Hunter will be from 12 to 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Chaplain Jon Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: 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 www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
 
 
 
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