Obituaries Nettle Creek Gazette, November 20, 2014    
Larry E. Shaul
Cambridge City, IN - Larry E. Shaul, 68, of Cambridge City passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Reid Hospital in Richmond.
He was born in Anderson, IN on December 14, 1945 to Leslie and Leona Weir Shaul. He was a member of Bethel Apostolic Church in Connersville. He had worked at Rogers Engineering and retired in 2008 after 12 years as a metal cutter. He loved classic cars.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years Diane Shaul; children Ronda (Barry) Fohl, Larry E. Shaul, Jr, Daniel Shaul, Sr., Casey (Luke) Everett and Daron (Stephanie) Shaul; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters; a sister Mary Hyland and a brother Max (Faye) Shaul; nieces and nephews.
Friends may gather from 2:00 PM until the start of a memorial service at 4:00 PM at Bethel Apostolic Church in Connersville, IN.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Virginia Romalee Alcorn
Richmond, IN - Virginia Romalee Alcorn, 93, of Richmond, died on Friday, November 14, 2014, at Rosebud Village in Richmond.
Romalee was born in Modoc in Randolph County on Saturday, September 3, 1921, to Ozro and Letha Hodson Rubush and attended school in Randolph County. Romalee was a homemaker as she raised her family and then she had been employed at Cregar's 5 & 10 store and Driggs Shoe Store, both in Liberty. She had lived most of her life in Liberty. Romalee enjoyed her church and was a long time member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Richmond. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, her family and her grandchildren.
Romalee is survived by a son: Herbert Alcorn and his wife Shelly of Richmond; a daughter-in-law: Sue Alcorn of Liberty; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Romalee was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herman in May of 1981; four sons: Herman Jr., Kenneth, James, and Larry Alcorn; a daughter Phyllis Jean; six brothers: Gail, Gene, George, William, Richard, and Donnie Rubush; and four sisters: Crystal Brown, Mavis Beachler, Wanda Dodd, and Margurette Belcher.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 19th at West point Cemetery in Liberty with Rev. Marty Holman of Hillcrest Baptist Church officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church 3469 Hillcrest Rd, Richmond, IN 47374. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, in Liberty is assisting the family with the arrangements. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.
Aurie Z. Mendenhall Taylor
Modoc, IN - Aurie Z. Mendenhall Taylor, age 99, residing at Parker Health Care for the last 8 years, where she was loved and cared for by the staff, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Heart to Heart Hospice care givers provided comfort and care for her journey home.
She was born to L. Guy Mendenhall and Mabel Ellen Hunnicutt on June 14, 1915, one of 11 children . She graduated from Economy High School in April of 1933. Aurie served as Plant Matron at Perfect Circle in Hagerstown during WW II. She married Oris D. Taylor on April 4, 1947 and lived in Losantville with their two daughters, until purchasing a farm near Modoc in 1950. Along with her husband, a sister and brother in law they established Camp Modoc in 1968.
As fun loving person, Aurie loved her family and enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, camping and spending time with friends. She grew up loving the Lord in a Christian home, later becoming a Sunday school teacher and Girl Scout leader and always very involved in her children's school activities. She was a member of Economy Friends Meeting and Losantville Eastern Star Chapter 536. She also attended Modoc United Methodist Church and Farmland Friends Meeting.
Aurie leaves behind two daughters, Neva Chalfant (Bob) of Farmland, Marcia Ohler (Rex) of Coldwater Michigan, a special niece, JoCarol Overlin (Larry) of Richmond, a sister, Irene Masters, 10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, 3 brothers and 6 sisters and a special nephew.
Visitation will be from 12 noon to 2 P.M. on Saturday, November 22, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown, with funeral and memorial service at 2 PM, officiated by Pastor Deborah Howell of Farmland Friends. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery following the ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to be made to Heart to Heart Hospice and/or White's Institute.
The on line guest book will be available at www.culbersonfh.com.
Dixie A. Lieberman
Richmond, IN - Dixie A. Lieberman, 77, of Richmond, died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Arbor Trace, Richmond, where she had resided for the past several months.
She was born on September 5, 1937, the daughter of Robert and Mildred (Black) Brooks. She lived much of her life in the Hagerstown area and had lived in Richmond since 1979.
Dixie was a 1955 graduate of Hagerstown High School and was a former Hagerstown Lions Sight Queen. She had been employed as a secretary at AVCO, NATCO and Catron Glass. She attended Central United Methodist Church in Richmond. One of her greatest passions was maintaining her home.
Survivors include two sons, Mike Lieberman (Marla) of Hagerstown and Mark Lieberman (Cindy) 0f Huber Hts., OH; four grandchildren, Shaun Lieberman (Casey), Todd Lieberman, Chad Lieberman and Maria Lieberman; three great-grandchildren, Jake, Ty and Bella; a brother, Rex Brooks (Carolyn) of Chapel Hill, NC; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Ginny Croak.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Lieberman, in 2001 and two brothers, Max Brooks and Robert “Butch” Brooks.
Visitation will be from 12 noon until 2:00 P.M. Monday, November 24, in Culberson funeral Home, with services to follow at 2:00 P.M. Pastor Rodney Frieden will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.
The on line guest book will be available at www.culbersonfh.com.

Charles D. McKinley
Richmond, IN - Charles D. "Dave" McKinley, age 74, of Richmond, died Monday, November 10, 2014, at Reid Hospital.
Born March 10, 1940, in Richmond, Indiana, to Charles Francis "Pete" and Wavaline Drill McKinley, he was a life-long resident of Richmond. Dave was the owner and operator of Pete's Body Shop. He was a member of Bible Study Fellowship and Central United Methodist Church where he attended the men's prayer group. Dave had been a member of the Webb Masonic Lodge #24, Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite, Indianapolis Murat Shrine, and a former Member of the Tarum Shrine Club Scooter Patrol. He was also involved in the Richmond Area Emmaus Community.
Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Donna Kercheval McKinley to whom he was married on November 22, 1969; two daughters, Jayne (Jerry) Hillman of Modoc, Indiana and Carole (Joseph) Amendola of Orlando, Florida; one son, Mark (Zoie) Kelly of Orlando, Florida; seven grandchildren, Aleigha Robertson of Chicago, Illinois, Patrick, Joshua, and Sean Kelly of Orlando, Florida, Jenifer (Scott) Aselage of Huntertown, Indiana, and Andrew and Ella Amendola of Orlando, Florida; three great-grandchildren, Paige, Taylor, and Samantha; one sister, Joyce Melling of Richmond; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law.
Visitation for Charles D. "Dave" McKinley will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond, with a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services were Friday, November 14, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Kerry O' Brien and Pastor Earl Schenck officiating. Burial was in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Central United Methodist Church, 1425 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or Richmond Area Emmaus Community, P.O. Box 51, Richmond, IN 47374
Merritt L. Markley
Richmond, IN - Merritt L. Markley, age 91, of Richmond, died Saturday, November 8, 2014, at his home.
Born February 19, 1923, in Richmond, to Pressley W. and Ida R. Thompson Markley, Merritt was the youngest of nine children. He was a life-long resident of Richmond. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945, having spent time overseas in the Guadalcanal campaign and the Bougainville campaign in the Solomon Islands and also in the invasion of the Philippines. Merritt earned the World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon with two bronze stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Meritorious Unit Award. He worked at AVCO holding different positions and retired from Design & Manufacturing (D&M) in 1986. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, life member of Old Trails Rifle and Pistol Club, and member of VFW Kirk-Little Post 1108.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews, including Grant (Joanna) Markley of Richmond; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and some very special friends, Michele “Mikki” and Ron Dow, and Edward and Eleanor Dow, Camilla Vosmier, Jim Chagares, Donna Davis, Elsie’s sister Bertie and her special friend Don Rohn, Sharon and Bill Lasher, Peggy and Chris Cenova.
He was preceded in death by his precious wife of 60 years, Elsie Turner Markley; three sisters, Eloise McGriff, Hilda Woodrey, and Gladys Clingenpeel; and five brothers, Paul, Ralph, Marvin, Malcolm, and Warren Markley.
Funeral service for Merritt L. Markley will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome. com.
Josephine Ammerman
Hagerstown, IN - Josephine Ammerman [formerly: Myers; Teetor; Howell] passed away November 5, 2014 at the age of 99 in Eagle Crest Senior Housing, Roseville, Minnesota.
Born October,10, 1915 in Losantsville, Indiana to Joseph and Marie (Parker) Brower, siblings were, Mondaline Bavender (Fredrick); Woodrow Myers; Betty Jo Hall (Joseph); and Mabel Starling (David).
Josephine and her twin sister, Mondaline Bavender, were raised by their Aunt Mable Brower Teetor, wife of Benjamin Franklin Teetor, a pioneer in the auto parts industry.
Josephine was a descendant of Lucinda (Parker) Brower whose family, in turn, descended from the first Euro-American Quaker settlers in what became Randolph County, Thomas W. and Anne Parker, who arrived from the Carolinas in 1814.
Josephine graduated in1932 from Ladywood School, Indianapolis, Indiana. Formerly married to Ralph Howell, paymaster at Warner-Gear, Muncie, who died in 1957, she was the mother of Edna Marie (née Howell) Zanger, who passed away in 2010. In 1970 Josephine married Warren Ammerman, and the couple resided in Hagerstown before moving to Florida in 1983.
She is survived by her three grand daughters: Paula Diane Zanger of New York City, Rebecca Ann Zanger of Minneapolis, Sarah Zanger Perron of Minneapolis and her beloved great grand daughter Lilly Marie Perron. Her grand daughters brought her to Minnesota in 2010, and they lovingly provided a peaceful setting for her graceful departure from this life.
Graveside services will begin at 2 P.M., Saturday, November 8, 2014. Internment will be at West Lawn Cemetery, Hagerstown, home of her “people.”
Culberson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In honor of her love of books and reading the family requests that donations be made to: Indiana Literacy Association
William J. Deady
Losantvlle, IN - William J. "Bill" Deady, 81, of Losantville, died Monday, November 3, 2014 at Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born near Losantville on February 2, 1933, the son of Edgar and Grace (Johnson) Deady and was a life long resident of the Losantville area.
Bill was a former employee of Anchor Hocking, Losantville Lumber Company and Perfect Circle. He retired from B&L Trucking Company. He was a former member of Losantville Volunteer Fire Dept. and was a member of Union Twp. Lions Club. He was active with pony racing for many years.
Survivors include three sons, Ray Deady (Julie) of Tucson, AZ, Robert Deady (Sandy) of Losantville and Bill Deady of Georgia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Susie Peirce of Hagerstown; several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Carol Turner.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Deady; a brother, Robert Deady and a sister, Dianna Houser.
Services will be at 1:00 P.M. Monday, November 10, in Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Chuck Bell will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Losantville. Visitation will be 4 to 7 P.M. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to Union Twp. Lions Club.
Kathleen L. Cloud Love
Kathleen L. Cloud Love, age 98, passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 at The Lamplight at The Leland. She was born in Dowagiac, Michigan on April 27, 1916 to Clyde & Hazel Beers, and had lived in Wayne County most of her life.
She spent 36 years of her life as an elementary school teacher at Kouts, IN, Greens Fork, and later at Charles Elementary. She was a previous member of Greens Fork Christian Church and current member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, worked with Widowed Person’s Services, helped with Meals On Wheels, volunteered at Parkview School, and helped at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club. Kathleen loved people and enjoyed traveling, playing cards, word puzzles, playing piano, and dancing. She was a lifelong promoter of education.
Survivors include her daughter Janiece (Jan) Cloud; daughter-in-law Diane Cloud; grandchildren Christopher (Jessica) Cloud and Christie Doerflein; great-grandchildren Kamryn, Connor, Keagan, and Easton; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husbands Marvin “Scotty” Cloud and Lewis Love; son Walter B. Cloud; and sister Claudine (Clarence) McGlothlin.
Services for Kathleen will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. in First Christian Church (100 South 10th St, Richmond, IN 47374) with Pastor Amanda Hines officiating. Burial will follow in Greens Fork South Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church.
Those wishing to make a donation in Kathleen’s name may do so by mailing donations to First Christian Church (100 South 10th St. Richmond, IN 47374), The Boys and Girls Club (1717 South L St. Richmond, IN 47374), or The American Cancer Society (4567 Progress Dr. Columbus, IN 47203) www.riggle-waltermann.com.
Fred E. Bennett
Hagerstown, IN - Fred E. Bennett, 83, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, November 2, 2014, at Reid Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Marion on May 22, 1931, and was the son of Melvin and Katherine (Byers) Bennett. He had resided in Hagerstown since 1941.
Fred was a member of Hagerstown First United Methodist Church and was a 1950 graduate of Hagerstown High School. From 1950 to 1975 he was employed at Bennett's Pharmacy, from 1975 to 1991 he owned and operated Bennett's Department Store and from 1991 until his retirement in 2005 he was employed at Goody's Family Clothing store in New Castle.
Survivors include his wife, Jayne (Bookout) Bennett; two children, Denise Buchholz (Robert) of Manitowoc, WI and Ross Bennett (Vicki) of Boynton Beach, FL; four grandchildren, Ashley Nunez (Carlos) and Justin Bennett, both of Boynton Beach, FL, Angela O'Donnell (Patrick) and Alyssa Ferlo, both of Oshkosh, WI; two great-grandchildren, Ethan Nunez and Seamus O'Donnell; a sister, Dorothy Glover of California; a sister-in-law, Irene Worth of South Bend; one aunt; numerous cousins; nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 P.M. Friday, November 7, at Hagerstown First United Methodist Church. Services will follow at 7:00 P.M. Pastor Rodney Frieden will officiate. Private graveside services will be at the convenience of the family in West Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hagerstown First United Methodist Church or to the donor's favorite charity.
Culberson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The on line guest book will be available at www.culbersonfh.com.
Reba K. McConnell
Carmel, IN - Reba K. (Wilson) McConnell, 82, of Carmel, died Monday, October 27, 2014, at Clarebridge of Carmel.
She was born in Rickman, Tennessee on March 1, 1932, the daughter of Carson and Margie (Willis) Wilson. She lived most of her life in the Hagerstown area.
Mrs. McConnell had worked as a teacher’s aide at Hagerstown Elementary School, and also worked at Abbott’s Candy Shop in Hagerstown.
She is survived by 5 children, Jeff McConnell of Carmel, Bill McConnell of Clayton, Laura Bracken of Parker City, Jim McConnell of Elkhart, and Beth Davis of Greens Fork; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Joan Dale of Hagerstown and Sharon Smith of New Castle.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bill McConnell; brothers Doug Wilson, Donald Wilson, Maurice Lee Wilson, Butch Wilson, and Darrell Wilson.
Services were Thursday, October 30th at Culberson Funeral Home in Hagerstown. Pastor Arnold McConnell officiated with burial in Nettle Creek Friends Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090-6011, or at www.alz.org. The video tribute and online guest book will be available at www.culbersonfh.com.
Angelita Ybarra-Reyna
Angelita Ybarra-Reyna born September 23, 1921 in Mercedes, Texas, to Guadalupe and Isidro Ybarra
It is with both great sadness and joy we report that Angelita Cadena Ybarra-Reyna passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 surrounded by some family members.
The obvious sadness comes from losing your mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. The joy comes from knowing that her mind and body has been gloriously restored and is now in heaven where we will all see her again someday.
Angelita (Gela) is preceded in death by mother and father, Lupita Cadena and Isidro Ybarra, husband Severo Flores Reyna, infant daughter who died at birth Leticia Reyna.
brother Jose Ybarra (Anita),
Mrs. Reyna is survived by a sister, Hermina Cadena-Flores Falfurrias, TX; children, Raul Reyna (Lupita) Gibsonburg, Ohio, Ruben Reyna (Margarita) Edinburg, TX, Angelica Reyna-Bland (David) Hagerstown, IN., Guadalupe Reyna-Soto (Juan) Woodland, CA., Alicia Reyna-Hinojosa Houston, TX., Severo Reyna Jr. (Celinda) Edinburg, TX., Zoyla Reyna (David Gonzales) Edinburg,TX., and Belinda Reyna-Gonzales, Weslaco, TX., 29 grandchildren and step-grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, several nephews and nieces.
Angelita grew up in Mercedes and attended the Mercedes High School prior to getting married to Severo. Our mama Angelita's first priority were her children, she worked hard while raising them and continued to set an example of unconditional love for all her children and grand-children. Our mama had an unspoken believed that life is gift from God and she wanted to lived to be 100. She worried about who was going to take care of her family. Our family feels blessed to have had our mother these many years. Chapel services were Monday, October 27, 2014 at Legacy Funeral Home. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Edinburg.
Louise Shook
Hagerstown, IN - Louise Shook, 95, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at Glen Oaks Health campus.
She was born near Hagerstown on August 6, 1919, the daughter of George and Bell (Lilly) Retherford and was a life long resident of Wayne County.
Louise was active with the Nettle Creek Senior Center and was an avid Bingo and Euchre player.
On November 30, 1940 she married William Shook and he preceded her in death in 1976.
Survivors include three children, Randy shook (Kelly), Ron Shook (Judy) and Donna Little (Ray); 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; 2 daughters-in-law, Kay Shook and Debbie Shook; a son-in-law, Kyle Chapman; a sister, Annabelle Beard and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Townsend.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by 2 sons, Bill Shook and Duane Shook; a daughter, Karen Chapman; 2 grandchildren, Lynn Boicourt and Lisa Bowman; 2 great-grandchildren, Brandon Shook and Kaitlyn Bowman; 4 brothers, Paul Retherford, Kenny Retherford, Jack Retherford and Glen Retherford and a sister, Garnett Shiebla.
Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 4, at Culberson Funeral Home. Joshua Shook will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 P.M. Monday.
Memorials may be made to Nettle Creek Senior Center.
Ray Herron
Richmond, IN - Ray Herron, 87, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Reid Hospital, Richmond.
Ray was born in Laurel County Kentucky, on April 26, 1927, to Henry Clay and Nannie Herron. He served in the Army during WWII and was honorably discharged from the Army after WWII. Ray came to Richmond, IN in 1954 where he was employed by and retired from the Dana Corporation. Upon his retirement, Ray founded Ace Auto Electric that he operated for a number of years. So that he could further enjoy retirement, he dissolved Ace Auto Electric and spent the remainder of his life enjoying his family.
Ray is survived by his beloved wife, of 67 years, Earsley Herron. Ray and Earsley had five children; Dannie (deceased); Delmer of Oak Harbor, Washington; Dennis (Linda) of Richmond; Diane (David Gardner) of Hudson, OH; Darin (Bridget) of Columbus, OH. Adopted by Ray and Earsley and raised as their son, is their grandson, Jamie Herron. Ray leaves behind 12 additional grandchildren, Angela Herron, Melissa Herron-Ginn, Jennifer Herron Wilson, Deana Herron, Megan Herron Sisson, Anthony Yoder, Jarod Herron, Darian Herron, Seth Herron, Caleb Herron, Adrian Herron, and Maia Herron, 6 great grandchildren, sister Joyce Brummett of London, KY, as well as nieces, nephews, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law, many friends, and two special caregivers that became “family”; Donna Gordnier, and Dottie Longanecker.
Ray is preceded in death by his son Dannie (deceased 1984), his parents Henry Clay and Nannie Herron, his sister Geraldine Grimes, his brothers James Eugene (Gene) Herron, and Harrison Herron. Ray also had two infant grandchildren and one great-grandchild that preceded him in death.
Visitation for Ray Herron will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 7, 2014, at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home, 222 North 10th Street, Richmond, IN with Funeral Services being held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. Burial will be beside his son Dannie in the Willow Grove Cemetery, located in Fountain City, with military rites.
A celebration of his life and memories will be held immediately following the graveside services at the VFW, 213 South 8th Street in Richmond, IN, where food and refreshments will be served.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.
Ruth Ann Lester
Richmnd, IN - Ruth Ann Lester, age 80, of Richmond passed away Thursday morning (October 30, 2014) at Reid Hospital. She was born in Richmond on December 19, 1933 to Carl and Roma Sittloh Drayer.
Ruth retired from Eaton Gear with over 25 years of service. She loved to listen to live music, play bingo and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her daughters Darlene (Jerry) Taylor and Sharon (Bud) Robbins, grandchildren - Brandi Rosenberger, Alisha (Justin) Fekete, Amy (Will) Hurst, and Justin Robbins; great grandchildren - Micaila, Madison, Mason, Livia, Ellery, Kiley, Quin, Kennedy, Kaydin, Jacob, Keirsten, Amaura and Layla; cousins; and many friends. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Dean, and son-in-law Mark Hileman.
Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Monday (November 3, 2014) at 1:00 P.M. in St. Andrew Church, 235 S. 5th St. Father Todd Riebe will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown, Indiana. Friends may call on Monday (November 3, 2014) from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Lee Roy McCracken
Hagerstown, IN - Lee Roy McCracken, 68, of Hagerstown, died unexpectedly on Friday, October 24, 2014, at Reid Hospital.
He was born in Rockcastle County, KY on April 3, 1946, the son of John and Zadie (Higgin) McCracken, and lived most of his life in Wayne County. Lee was a retired employee of Indiana State Highway Department.
Survivors include his wife, Rosie (Tucker) McCracken; five children, Rodney McCracken of Abington, Scott and Jeremy McCracken, both of Cambridge City, Kristie Dean of Somerset, KY and Cinnimin Durham of Douglas, GA; a step-daughter, Elisha Oberhelmenn; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; an adopted son, Mike Sartain; three siblings, Cecil McCracken of KY, Irene Ross of Connersville and Donald McCracken of Hagerstown; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy McCracken and a brother, Larry McCracken.
Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 28, at Culberson Funeral Home. Rev. Donnie McCracken will officiate. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 P.M. Monday.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.
Kathryn Louise Pierce
Kathryn Louise Pierce, formerly of Hagerstown, 76, passed away Friday evening, October 17, 2014, at the Heritage Park Health Care Center in Ft. Wayne, IN following and extended illness. She was born in Hagerstown on June 23, 1938 the daughter of Paul Mack and Marie (Chamberlin) Bowman.
Kathryn graduated from Hagerstown High School and later married the love of her life James Ronald Pierce Sr. on June 11, 1960 in Hagerstown and he preceded her in death in 2010. Mrs. Pierce had worked for the perfect Circle Corporation as a Secretary prior to serving the Nettle Creek School Corporation as a Librarian for the Hagerstown Elementary School from 1974-1989. Later she would work for the Area 9 Agency on Aging through Indiana University East in Richmond. She was a member of the singing secretaries through Perfect Circle, the Sugar Grove Community Church of Greensfork and was a homemaker in every sense of the word. Kathryn is the oldest of twelve children most of whom still reside in the Wayne County area.
She is survived by one daughter, Terrie Pierce Espinosa (husband-Jonas), Ft. Wayne; two sons, James Ronald Pierce Jr. (wife-Linda), Indianapolis and Jonathan Michael Pierce, Richmond; three grandchildren, Chelsea Snider (husband-Tim), Indianapolis, Jacob and Joshua Espinosa, Ft. Wayne; several siblings, nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband of James, she is also preceded in death by parents, one sister, Virginia Sue Bowman.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at the New Testament Church of Christ 752 W. Main St., Hagerstown, IN 47346 with Pastor Paul Gearhardt officiating.
Burial will follow at the Brick Church Cemetery in Hagerstown. Parson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Friends may call at the New Testament Church of Christ in Hagerstown, on Friday, October 24, 2014, from 12:00 P.M. until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kids against Hunger, 5230 Park Emerson Dr. Suite A., Indianapolis, IN 46203.
Online condolences may be made to the family in care of www.parsonmortuary.com.
Juanita Faye Shepherd
Greens Fork, IN - Juanita Faye Shepherd, age 77, of Greens Fork, died Sunday, October 19, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family and friends.
Born March 5, 1937, in Garrard County, Kentucky, to Grant and Myrtle Curtis Witt, Faye graduated from Paint Lick High School in Paint Lick, Kentucky. She was the bookkeeper for her husband’s contracting business and a clerk for the Eastern Association of Southern Baptist Church. Faye was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church of Richmond and played the piano for many churches in the area. She loved watching University of Kentucky basketball and enjoyed gardening, sewing, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Willard L. (Kimberly) Shepherd of Richmond, Ricky A. (Metta) Shepherd of Greens Fork, and Rhonda G. (Pat) Jordan of Muncie, Indiana; grandchildren, Kristy Lindenau of Germany, Nicholas Shepherd of Richmond, Lily (Sindy Henson) Jordan of Richmond, Elizabeth Shepherd of Richmond, Wesley (Kelsey Hannon) Shepherd of Hagerstown, Indiana, Walker Shepherd of Hagerstown, Indiana, Nicole Hisle of Richmond, Brittany Hisle of Richmond, and Justin King of Greens Fork; great-grandchildren, Kamyron, Joshua “J.J.”, and Elijah; brother, O’Neal Witt of New Castle, Indiana; sister-in-law, Wilma Witt of Kirksville, Kentucky; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Milford Shepherd who died on March 5, 2005; daughter, Brenda Kathryn Shepherd; parents; brother, Donald Witt; and sister-in-law, Reba “Becky” Witt.
Visitation for Juanita Faye Shepherd will be from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Deacon Clint Nugent officiating. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, IN 47201.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Jill Ann Beckman
Richmond, IN – Jill Ann Beckman, age 50, of Richmond, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at Reid Hospital.
Born August 30, 1964, in Richmond, Indiana, to Vernon Lee and Linda Lou Lakes Merrick, Jill was a life-long resident of Wayne County. She had attended I U East. Jill worked many places and was a devoted homemaker. She was an avid bowler and was the only woman to win the Wayne County Handicap Singles Tournament.
Survivors include her husband of 17 years, Dennis C. Beckman of Richmond; children, Shana Jo Sheets of Richmond and Richard Duane (Carlee Schroeder) Crawford Jr. of Richmond; grandchildren, Emily Rose Marie Crawford, Aiden Dean Riley McCracken, and Olivia Jill Ann McCracken; step-brother, Recie Link of Kentucky; half sister, Sue Aney of Ohio; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends including her special friend, Penny Liestner of Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her mother and sister, Jennifer Lynn.
Visitation for Jill Ann Beckman will be from 1 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Meriam A. Cox
Meriam A. Cox, age 80, of Fountain City, died Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Reid Hospital.
Meriam was born on September 11, 1934, in Richmond. She was raised by her mother and step-father, Alverta French and Clifford Yingst. Meriam lived in Richmond for most of her life, except for 16 years in Texas. She attended Richmond High School and received her GED. Meriam was an electronic engineer for Sears in the repair department.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Lee Cox to whom she was married on May 31, 1972; six children, Cheery (Barry) Malone of Kentucky, A. Rose (Bob) Dunham of Fountain City, Charles (Donna) Williamson II of Fountain City, Cindy Smith of Florida, Micheal Shane Williamson of Richmond, and Kim (Eric) Spurlock of West Virginia; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Judy (Chuck) Carroll of Texas; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roland Yingst; and sisters, Judy and Marlene.
There will be no public services for Meriam A. Cox. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Melinda Carol Roberts
Melinda Carol Roberts, 44, of Lynn, IN passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, October 6, 2014 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital of Muncie, IN. She was born December 1, 1969 in Greenville, OH the daughter of John and Slyvia (Canan) Bussear. She was a 1988 graduate of Randolph Southern High School and had earned her Dental Hygienist Certificate in 2008.
Melinda was working as a US Postmaster in Losantville, IN. She also had worked with the Postal Service in Yorkshire, OH. She enjoyed spending her leisure time riding motorcycles and four wheeling, cooking, baking, and photography.
She leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband of 22 years, Tracy Roberts; a son, Wyatt Roberts of Anna, OH; parents, John and Slyvia Bussear; grandmother, Jane Canan of Greenville, OH; half-brother, Tony Lutz; half-sister, Patricia Burns; parents-in-law, Harold and Pam Roberts; brother-in-law, Thad Roberts (wife, Theresa); sisters-in-law, Tina Limburg (husband, David) and Teresa Beal (husband, Jeffrey); several nieces and nephews; many cousins; and a beloved West Highland Terrier, Smitty.
A service to celebrate Melinda's life was Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Thomas Memorial Chapel of Lynn, IN with Pastor David Cassity officiating. Burial followed in Fountain Park Cemetery of Winchester, IN.
Memorial contributions may be made to Randolph County Cancer Services of Winchester, IN. Envelopes will be provided at the
funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonshookfuneralhomes.com.
Donna L. Oler
Hagerstown, IN - Donna Lee Oler, 98, a long time Hagerstown area resident, died Friday, October 10, 2014, in Lebanon, KY, where she had made her home for the past several years.
She was born in Lewis County, KY on March 24, 1916, the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Elizabeth (Roe) Stephens. She lived most of her life in the Hagerstown area.
Donna devoted her life to raising foster children. Over the 30 year span of her career, she provided love and care for 137 children. She also worked with helping troubled adults transition to normal homes.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Coleman (James); three grandchildren, Michael Brian Ringley (Elizabeth), Dawn Lambert and Annette Copenhaver; four great-grandchildren, Aaron Michael Copenhaver, Ariel Rose Ringley, Alexander James Copenhaver and Chase Lambert; two sisters, Ruby Dockter and Opal Lewman; two half brothers; two step-brothers and fifteen nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard L. Oler; siblings Otto K. Stephens, U.S. Army Sgt., 2nd Ranger Unit, Homer F. Stephens, Bertha LaFountain, Mary Helms and Tiny Stephens and a great-granddaughter, Stormy Rose Ringley.
Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 15, in Culberson Funeral Home. Jeff Thayer will officiate. Burial will be in Economy Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. Tuesday and one half hour prior to services on Wednesday.
The family requests that memorials be made to any Veteran's Administration Hospital or American Cancer Society.
Wanda Eileen Rinehart
Hagerstown,IN - Wanda Eileen Rinehart, 88, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Reid Hospital.
She was born in Hagerstown on August 11, 1926, the daughter of Clidus Rinehart Sr. and Alma (Downing) Rinehart. She was a life long resident of the Hagerstown community.
Wanda was a retired employee of Perfect Circle / Dana Corp. and was a former member of Hagerstown Eastern Star. She was a regular participant in activities at Nettle Creek Senior Center.
Survivors include her daughter, Connie Ellis (Rick); two grandchildren, Rickey Ellis (Charla) and Amanda Smith (Mark); granddaughters Karinna, Jocelyn and Lauren Ellis and Ashlyn and Abigail Smith; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Beard, and a brother, Clidus Rinehart, Jr.
Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, October 10, in Culberson Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Bishop will officiate. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Nettle Creek Senior Center.
Cleo Goodwin
Cleo (Jim) Goodwin passed away on Sunday (October 5, 2014) at his home surrounded by family. He was born in Richmond on June 6, 1951 to Harold and Marion Goodwin and had lived here all his life.
Jim worked as a general contractor, and was always an avid worker. He was known as the neighborhood confidant with a great sense of humor, and was very giving his entire life.
Survivors include his partner Ardene Schoeffler; children Renee (Joey) Crane, Patricia (Chris) Wernimont, Mathew (Marjorie) Goodwin, Theresa (Kim) Gee, Misty (Chris) Hines, Michael Goodwin, Jeremy Goodwin, & Andrea Goodwin; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers Darryl & Carroll (Butch) Goodwin, and sisters Edith Beaty & Helen Roark.
Services for Jim will be held on Friday (October 10, 2014) at 11 a.m. in Riggle Waltermann Mortuary. Rev. Mark Thomas will officiate. Burial will follow in Williamsburg Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 10 a.m. ��" 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jim Goodwin fund in care of the funeral home. www.riggle-waltermann.com
Helen Roth Hudson
Helen Roth Hudson age 91 of Richmond and formerly of Hagerstown passed away Sunday September 21, 2014 at the Friends Fellowship in Richmond.
She was born December 26, 1923 in Richmond, Indiana the daughter of the late Raymond and Bessie Brown Roth. She was married to the late Dr. Loy L. Hudson of Richmond for 64 years.
Surviving are her two children, Debra L. of Houston Texas, and James and Shawn Hudson of Herron, Montana, she was a loving grandmother to three granddaughters, Angela Pierce, Amy Miller, Chandra Garret, and 8 great grandchildren, and sister, Betty Anderson of Bloomington, Indiana.
She had a strong passion for historical preservation of lineage and antiquities. She began her experience in 1970 when she entered the Nathaniel Foote Chapter of the Colonial Dames and then went on to become the founder the first chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII Century-Edward Pearson Chapter in Hagerstown, Indiana in 1973, and held several offices during that time. Serving as President General of The National Society of the Dames of the Court of Honor, 1997-1999, and also held multiple offices including Chapter and State Regent in the National Association Daughters of the American Colonists. She was also involved in the DAR-Daughters of the American Revolution, NACAC-National Association of the Children of the American Colonists, and National Gavel Society.
She championed the research and the markings of multiple historical sites with historical markers, throughout Indiana and the Midwest. She was a strong advocate for our war veterans, organizing celebrations to commemorate their service for our country. She was an accomplished genealogist, publishing several books documenting the lineage of different families.
The graveside service will be held on Saturday October 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm at West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown.
Marcum Community Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Martha Jean Hutchinson Ervin
Martha Jean Hutchinson Ervin,80, was born February 10, 1934, to Dorothy Marie Wright Hutchinson and
Ross Miller Hutchinson in Cambridge City, Indiana. She graduated from Lincoln High School, Cambridge City, in 1952.
Martha then attended Indiana University and graduated in 1956. It was there she met her
future husband, John Retherford Ervin of Bartholomew County, Indiana.
Martha taught third grade in Cambridge City for three years, and then taught fifth grade in Hagerstown for four years. In 1964, she moved to
Indianapolis and taught at I.P.S. School #88 until 1971 when she left teaching to stay home with daughter Mattie Marie. Martha did
substitute teaching for several years in the Indianapolis Schools, Warren Township Schools and Triton School System in Shelby County.
Martha was a famous cook and for several years wrote a weekly recipe column, Cooking With M.E., for various papers. She was a member of
Alpha Xi Delta, Psi Iota Xi and the Columbus Herb Society.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; a sister;
and three nephews. She is survived by husband, John; daughter, Mattie Marie Krautheim; son-in-law, M. Stephen Krautheim; grandsons,
Nathaniel Ervin Krautheim and Isaac Stephen Krautheim; sister, Anne
Hutchinson Hinds; and nine nieces and nephews. Also, Butch and Barbara
King, best friends and surrogate children.
Visitation will be Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00
p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E.
Washington St. with funeral services Monday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will
follow at 1:00 p.m. at Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation, 8440 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Ste. 201,
Indianapolis, IN 46240, because grandson, Isaac, suffers from Type 1 Diabetes.
Mauva L. Teegarden
Hagerstown, IN - Mauva Lee (Savage) Teegarden, 93, joined her family in heaven on
Thursday, September 11, 2014.
She was born in Albany, KY on May 24, 1921, to Silas and Ollie (McIver) Savage.
She lived in Hagerstown, where she met her husband, Harold Teegarden. They were
married for 63 years before his death in 2010.
Mauva was happiest when she was in the garden or with family, friends and grandsons.
She was a wonderful cook and loved canning, freezing and sharing her bounty with those she loved.
She retired from Perfect Circle/Dana Corporation and enjoyed the Retirees Group,
walking at the UAW Hall and trips with friends.
For the past three years, she has lived in Tucson, AZ with her son and daughter-in-law.
Her loving caring nature, beautiful smile and sense of humor will be remembered and
greatly missed.
She is survived by her son, Darrell Teegarden (Dianne); son-in-law, Mark Schlegel (Dot); grandsons, Todd Schlegel and Sam Teegarden; great-grandson, Noah Schlegel; sister, Hazel Cross and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a daughter, Marcia (Teegarden) Schlegel; brothers, Herbert and Ernest Savage and sisters, Monra (Macy) Cross and Ruth Savage (infant).
Visitation will be Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Culberson Funeral Home in
Hagerstown. from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Robert Fannin will officiate. Interment will follow at West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Clay Township Historical Society, 19 Pearl
Street, Greens Fork, IN 47345 or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Joseph E. Fouts
Greens Fork, IN - Joseph E. Fouts, 93, died Thursday, October 2, 2014.
He was born May 15, 1921, south of Losantville, to Olive Opal (Warren) Fouts and Lawrence Cassius Fouts. He was a life long resident of Randolph and Wayne Counties. Joe was a 1940 graduate of Lincoln School in Randolph County. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from July, 1942 through January, 1946. In 1955 Joe was appointed Postmaster of the Greens Fork Post Office. He served as Postmaster for 26 years, retiring in 1981. Joe was a former member of Clay Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Greens Fork Servicemen's Club.
Survivors include his daughter, Janice A. Fouts of Richmond; his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph M. (Mike) and Jane A. Fouts of Indianapolis; a granddaughter, Alexandra L. Hadley (Aaron) of New Albany; a sister, Martha J. Cordell of Bloomington; a brother, Wilbur E. Fouts of Phoenix, AZ and many nieces and nephews.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Frances H. (Butner) Fouts; his sisters, R. Maureen Evans, Alta B. Johnson, Eloise M. Gray, Grace L. Bowman, Janice J. Fouts and Dorothea H. Pardo and his brothers, Charles S. Fouts and L. Wayne Fouts.
Private services will be at the convenience of the family with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Losantville.
Culberson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sharon K. Williams
Richmond, IN – Sharon K. Williams, age 72, of Richmond, died Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Reid Hospital.
Born January 9, 1942, in Union City, Indiana, to Donald C. and Hazel Worley Dickey, Sharon was a graduate of Williamsburg High School. She had worked at Zales and Rogers Jewelers in Richmond and Muncie. Sharon had attended the Hodgin Road Christian Church. She was one of the strongest people ever and her stubbornness and tenaciousness kept her going when most people would have given up. Sharon had a great sense of humor and was well liked by everyone who knew her.
Survivors include her children, Rich Williams of Richmond and Sherri (Erik) Norman of Worthington, Ohio; granddaughter, Ella Norman, who was the pride of her life; sister, ReaAnn (Robert) Bowen of Richmond; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many special friends, including her dear friend Debi Sasser.
She was preceded in death by her parents and former husband, Dick Williams II.
Memorial Visitation for Sharon K. Williams will be from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Memorial Service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Derek Trenum officiating. Burial will be in Spring Lawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Arthritis Foundation, Indiana Chapter, 615 N. Alabama Street, Suite 430, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Sharon J. Lipscomb
Richmond, Ind. - Sharon J. “Gig” Lipscomb, 69, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away on Tuesday, September 23.
She was born in Williamsburg on November 16, 1944 to Shirley F. Sr. and Lavada “Marie” Kelley Duke. She was a 1962 graduate of Williamsburg High School, where she was a cheerleader.
Sharon had worked as a secretary at the former Lipscomb Enterprises and at D & M in Richmond. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren and the companionship of her pets. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, solving crossword puzzles, gardening, growing flowers, knitting and crocheting.
Sharon will be missed by her daughter & son-inlaw, Amy & David Strain; son & daughter-in-law, Lee & Tracy Lipscomb; grandchildren, Jerrad, Hayley, Madison, Joshua, Ashlyn and Justin; nieces Victoria Mead, Heather Hardy and Tara Rains.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Shirley F. Duke, Jr.
A memorial ceremony will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26 at the Smith & Mc-Quiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City, with visitation 1 hour prior to service.
Online condolences may be expressed at www. smithmcquistonwebster. com .
Nonalee Bell
Hagerstown, IN - Nonalee Bell, 82, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, September 21, 2014, in Stonebrooke Rehab Center.
She was born in Richmond on April 4, 1932 to Wayne and Ruth Harris. She was a 1950 graduate of Richmond High School. She was married to George Bell for over 50 years.
Nonalee had been employed at Perfect Circle / Dana Corp. and USA Bank. She was a farm wife and, for over 49 years, a pastor's wife. She was a member and attended First Baptist Church in New Castle.
She enjoyed amateur theater and had played in Arsenic and Old Lace and Our Town for Nettle Creek Players and other roles for Richmond Civic Theater. She enjoyed baking, especially pies for family and friends. Nonalee enjoyed helping with church activities, including Grandma for the Eastwood Elementary after school program, AWANAS and Cradles, helping teenaged mothers, all in the New Castle area..
Survivors include a son, Edward Bell (Debbie), a granddaughter, Nellie Bell Mitchell (Lucas); three brothers, William Harris (Marilyn), James Harris (Nancy) and Jack Harris (Judy); four step-children, Jerry Bell (Sheila), Judy Hall (David), Bud Schmock and Kathy McCloskey; 10 step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Bell in 2010.
Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 27, in New Castle First Baptist Church. Pastor Jerry Ingalls will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery, Hagerstown. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to First Baptist Church for the children’s ministry.
Culberson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ray Alford Pierce
New Castle, IN - Ray Alford Pierce, 91, of New Castle, went home to be with the Lord, on the afternoon of Saturday, September 20, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born April 15, 1923, in Jennings County, Indiana, a son of the late Merle and Emma Pierce, and was raised in the Westport area where he enjoyed visiting often.
Ray graduated high school in Zenas, Indiana in1941 and received his Masters Degree from Hanover College. He taught Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics at Tri High School and also in Straughn, New Lisbon and Lewisville schools. Early in his professional career, Ray worked as an Engineer with General Motors. He was instrumental in designing headlamp lenses replacing the old round type with those that spread light beams over the roadways. He earned the whopping sum of $1.00 per hour for his labor.
He loved people and especially enjoyed visiting with his former students. Never one to not be busy, he was a woodworker, as well as a “tinkerer”. Ray also farmed most of his life, and currently was raising a garden. At the age of 85 years old, he was putting a new roof on his shed and fell off the roof. When his great-niece found him lying in the garden, he told her that he had just gotten tired and decided to lie down.
Ray loved the Lord. People would often say that he had an aura of Godliness about him. He especially loved praying with people and he and his wife, Jill, had a ministry of visiting people who were homebound. He was a longtime member of Foursquare Church in New Castle where he had taught Sunday school and also served as a board member at Agape School.
He is survived by his wife, Jill Wasson Pierce; a nephew, Charles (wife: Caralee) McKay of Selma; his niece, Norma (husband: Paul) Walls of Perris, California; several great-nieces and nephews; his step-daughters, Susan (husband: Les) Moore of Hagerstown, Wendy Root of Port St. Lucie, Florida; step-son, Bill Wasson of Straughn; five step-grandchildren and his dear and special friends, Don and Shirley Biehl, Marti and D.R. Shuck and Terry and Kathy Irwin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lorraine Pierce in 2008; twin sons, Ray and Rex Pierce and his brothers, Harold Pierce and Raymond McKay.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Sproles Family Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Becker officiating. Burial will follow in Westport Cemetery in Westport, Indiana.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com.
The Sproles family and staff is honored to serve the family of Ray Pierce.
Emmett Davis Jr.
Emmett Davis Jr., 81, of Richmond passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at his residence. He was born on October 7, 1932 in Richmond to Emmett and Alice Waldon Davis and had lived most of his life in the area.
Emmett was a 1950 graduate of Economy High School and had worked as an engineer for Dana Corporation for 36 years before retiring. He was a member of Dana's 25 year club. His hobbies included his love of fishing.
Survivors include two children, a daughter Brenda K. Williams of Richmond and son Michael P. (Kathy) Davis of Fountain City; three grandchildren Lisa (Mark) Bates of Dublin, Michael J. Davis of Cambridge City and Mindy Beth Davis of Cambridge City; four great grandchildren Zach, Ben, Ethan and Chloe; a sister, Barbara (Arthur) West of Monroe, OH; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 57 years Clova (Worl) Davis in 2009; an infant daughter Vicki; sisters, Helen and Wanda; and brother, Charles.
Memorial services were Monday, September 8, 2014 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with Danny Berry officiating.
Deborah J. (Bolin) Burns
Greens Fork, IN – Deborah J. (Bolin) Burns, 55, of Greens Fork, Indiana passed away at her home on Thursday, September 18, 2014 following an extended illness. A daughter of Loyd C. and Ina M. (Keith) Bolin, Deborah was born in Somerset, Kentucky on August 14, 1959. She is a 1977 graduate of Hagerstown High School and was employed at Autocar Trucks in Hagerstown. Deborah enjoyed working outdoors, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis J Burns; a daughter, Ashley (Scott) George of Richmond; step-children, Rachel and Elijah Burns both of Indianapolis; a granddaughter, Mila George; brothers, Kelly (Patrice) Bolin of Centerville,Tom Bolin of Mooreland; sister, Donna (Jim) Wysong of Tampa, Florida.
Deborah was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Brenda Worl in 2002.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 21, 2014 and from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 noon on Monday, September 22, 2014 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Kara Bussenburg will officiate. Burial will follow at Bentonville Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Charles Barker
New Castle, IN - Charles “Chuck” Barker, 51, entered eternal life on Thursday September 11, 2014 after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. A son of Charles E. and Deloris J. (Royse) Barker, Chuck was born in Richmond, Indiana on August 4, 1963. Chuck attended grade school in New Castle and graduated from Blue River Valley High School with the class of 1981. He received a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Ball State University and was employed by the New Castle Correctional Facility as a Behavorial Specialist. Chuck completely adored his mother and enjoyed traveling with her to Kentucky and Ohio to visit family. He loved his family very much and treated his nieces and nephews as if they were his own children. He was a special person and touched many lives. He will be truly missed. Chuck was a member of the National Association of Social Workers, enjoyed reading Stephen King novels and was an avid Colts (“GO COLTS !”) and Peyton Manning fan.
Survivors include his mother of New Castle; 2 brothers, Joe (wife Carrie) Barker of Kokomo, Dave (wife Gena) Barker of New Castle; 1 sister, Bonnie (husband Bill) Stokes of Mooreland; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins. Chuck was preceded in death by his father in 2000
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at the Salem Primative Baptist Church Cemetery near Greens Fork. The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Ray A. Lumpkin
Modoc, IN - Ray A. Lumpkin, 93, passed away on August 7, 2014, at Friends Fellowship Community, where he had resided for the past two years.
He was born June 18, 1921 in Randolph County to Arthur and Lona (McCollum) Lumpkin. He lived most of his life in Randolph County.
Ray enjoyed family, farming and caring for the land and woods. He was a member of Losantville Methodist Church a 65 year member of Randolph Co. Rural Couples club, a member of Union Twp. Lions Club, Indiana Forestry and Woodland Owners and the antique Tractor Club.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Lavora (Rhinehart) Lumpkin; four sons, Darrell Lumpkin (Sandi) of Modoc, Lowell Lumpkin (Cindy) of Sycamore, IL, Ernest Lumpkin of Modoc and Everett Lumpkin (Cindy) of Galveston, IN; a close friend of the family, Dee Lumpkin; ten grandchildren, Eric of Lafayette, Emily of Sioux Falls, SD, David of Chicago, Daniel of Charleston, SC, Diane Huber of Muncie, Scott of Middletown, Greg of Fountain City, Heather of Winchester, WI, Elizabeth Biggs of Nashville, TN and Allison of Galveston, IN; five great grandchildren, Carter, Payton and Jacob of Fountain city, Jorden Huber of Muncie and Evelyn Biggs of Nashville, TN.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Lee and Louis Lumpkin and by two sisters, Helen Matlock and Lois Joyner.
A private graveside service for family members was held on August 11, 2014, in Little Creek Cemetery.
Public memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 21, at Losantville Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
Daniel M. Stiner
Fountain city, IN - Daniel M. Stiner, age 37, of Fountain City, died Saturday (September 6, 2014) at his residence. He was born in Fountain City on September 20, 1976 to Geoffrey and Mary Mullins Stiner and had lived in this area all of his life.
He was a graduate of Northeastern High School and received an associate's degree from Ivy Tech. He was a construction inspector working for Patriot Engineer. He was a member of Stone Valley Church.
His father,Geoffrey Stiner, died in 2006.
Survivors include his children, Cheyenne and Chase Stiner of Knightstown; mother, Mary Stiner of Fountain City; sisters, Heather Morgan of San Diego, California, Emily (Anthony) White of Fountain City, Sarah (Jonathan) Peacock of Richmond; brothers, Jeremy (Kathy) Stiner of New Paris, Aaron (Alissa) Stiner of Centerville, Nathan Stiner of Fountain City, Mitch Stiner of Fountain City; paternal grandmother, Maureen Stiner of Richmond. In addition to his father, a sister, Melissa Stiner, his paternal grandfather, Paul Stiner and his maternal grandparents, Elmer and Lucy Mullins, are also deceased.
Services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday (September 11, 2014) in Stone Valley Church (3945 Wernle Road, Richmond). Pastor Anthony White and Aaron Stiner will officiate. Burial will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday (September 11, 2014) from 1:00 p.m. To 3:00 p.m. at the church.
Johnnie See
Richmond, IN - Johnnie See, age 83, of Richmond, died Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Golden Living Center – Golden Rule.
Born August 28, 1931, in Jackson County, Kentucky, to Henry and Lettie Flannery See, Johnnie lived in Richmond for most of his life.
He worked at Richmond Gear Works for 29 years and as a mechanic at Merchanthouse Transportation for 10 years.
Johnnie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and REACT of Richmond. He was known by many as “The Lawn Mower Man” for servicing mowers, and he also serviced cars and trucks.
When Johnnie was younger, he was part of the Richmond Gear Works Champion Horseshoe Team, coached baseball, and enjoyed golf, hunting, and trap shooting. He loved his vegetable garden, NASCAR, and participating in the Senior Games.
Survivors include his wife, Janet L. Atkins See, to whom he was married on July 12, 1952; daughters, Gail (Monty Huddleston) See of Richmond, Janice “Susie” Sullivan of Modoc, Indiana, and Brenda See of Richmond; two sons, Ronnie (Vicki) See and David (Nicki) See, both of Richmond; six grandchildren, Jonathan, Susan, Melissa, Malia, Nathan, and Caleb; six step-grandchildren, Amy, Steve, John, Matt, Karl, and Caylee; nine great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; one step-great-great-grandson; sister, Mildred (Glenn) Potters of Connersville, Indiana; brother, Bert See of Fountain City, Indiana; sisters-in-law, Barb Atkins of Fountain City, Indiana, and Katie Reed of Richmond; nieces; nephews; cousins; many friends; and special friend, “Tubby”, his loving cat.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marie Robinson and her husband Bert; brother, Eddie See; and sisters-in-law, Bonnie See and Jean See. The family would like to thank the staff of Reid Hospital and the Alzheimer’s Unit at Golden Rule.
Visitation for Johnnie See will be from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Curt Nies officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830 or 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.
Ellis B. Johnson
New Westville, OH – Ellis B. Johnson, age 73, of New Westville, died Saturday, September 6, 2014, at his home.
Ellis was born on January 25, 1941, in Sandgap, Kentucky, to Elisha P. and Dorothy Pearl Collins Johnson. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Ellis worked in construction and was a member of the Local Union and worked on many projects in the area. He was a member of the New Paris American Legion Post 360 and Greens Fork AMVETS Post 38. Ellis enjoyed fishing, hunting, and four wheeling in Kentucky. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, family, and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Wilhelmina Grace Glisson Johnson; son, Richard (Angie) Heaston of Hagerstown, Indiana; three grandchildren, Rachel Heaston of Richmond, Elizabeth Heaston of Lynn, Indiana, and Zachary Heaston of Lynn, Indiana; great-grandchildren, Landen, Jessica, and Emily; mother; sisters, Marjorie Carrier of Dayton, Ohio, Carolyn Turner of Berea, Kentucky, Sue Gabbard of Richmond, and Marcella Kail of Eaton, Ohio; brothers, Dellis (Dorothy) Johnson, Dennis Johnson, and Joe Johnson, all of New Paris; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Dwight Johnson.
Graveside service for Ellis B. Johnson will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at Spring Lawn Cemetery in New Paris, with Pastor Terry Cochran officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Preble County Honor Guard. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, IN 47201.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Billy Leroy Parker Jr.
Richmond, IN - Billy Leroy Parker Jr., age 48, of Richmond, passed away unexpectedly at his home.
Born July 25, 1966, in Richmond, Indiana, to Billy L. and Mary Elizabeth Hayes Parker, he was a life-long resident of this area. Billy was a 1985 graduate of Northeastern High School. As a young man he accepted Christ as his Savior and was baptized. He was previously employed at York Casket, Sanyo, and Matthews Casket Company. Billy was a blessing to his family and untold number of friends. He had a great sense of humor and a heart full of love and compassion. Billy was loved by all who knew him. He loved his family and would often arrange a get-together to enjoy a meal and fellowship.
Survivors include his father, Bill (Betty Oldham) Parker Sr.; sister, Pam Parker of Richmond; brothers, Lawrence Edward “Larry” (Kay) Parker of Lynn, Indiana, and Rick (Elena) Parker of Flower Mound, Texas; nieces; Kaycee Parker and Michelle Sparks; nephew, Jeff Parker; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Elizabeth (Hayes) Parker; maternal grandparents, Lacy and Katheryn Hays; paternal grandparents, William E. Parker and Lorena Parker Parshall; and step-grandfather, Richard J. Parshall.
Visitation for Billy Leroy Parker Jr. will be from 5 to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Memorial service will be at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, Attn: Memorial/Tribute Processing Center, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome. com.
Vickie Jo Ruble Gray-Woodard
Fountain City, IN - Vickie Jo Ruble Gray-Woodard, 58, of Fountain City, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, September 2, while surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on September 9, 1955 in Randolph County, Indiana to Joseph R. and Ruby Ethel Necessary Ruble. She graduated from Northeastern High School in 1973.
Vickie was married to Daryl Gray on January 14, 1973. They shared 26 years of marriage until his death on November 13, 1999. She married Bob Woodard on October 23, 2010.
Vickie was a homemaker who formerly worked at Quaker Hill Bookstore for several years. She was also a substitute teacher at Northeastern High School for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed quilting, reading and growing flowers in her garden. Vickie worshiped at the former New Garden Friends Meeting until its closure, when she joined the Fountain City Wesleyan Church.
Vickie will be missed by her husband, Bob; daughters & sons-in-law, Carrie Jo & Tony Ingalls and Betsy &Brian Beckman ; sons & daughtersin- law, Zach & Brandi Gray and Brandon & Jerilyn Gray; step-son, Ben Woodard; grandchildren, Jaycee, Lauryn, Ezra, Wesley, Payton, Ava, Allancen and Jackson; 1 great-grandchild, Harper; sisters, Priscilla Klosterman; Jeanette Railsback and her husband, Paul; Lea Sokol and her husband, Steve; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.. Vickie was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Daryl Gray; and brother-in-law, Jim Klosterman. Pastor David Anderson will conduct a funeral ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 5, at The Historic Meeting House at New Garden, 1334 New Garden Road, Fountain City. Interment will follow in New Garden Cemetery. Family and friends may gather for visitation from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27South, Fountain City.
Vickie requested that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Northeastern Elementary School, 534 West Wallace Road, Fountain City, IN 47341. Online condolences may be expressed at www. smithmcquistonwebster. com .
G. Girard "Jerry" Smith
Hagerstown, IN - G. Girard "Jerry" Smith, 87, a long time Hagerstown resident, passed away April 25, 2014, in Indianapolis, where he had lived the past few years.
Jerry was born Oct. 19, 1926, in Richmond, Ind., to Malcolm A. & Esther B. Smith.
Jerry was an automotive engineer, working for Perfect Circle in Hagerstown, then Dana Corp. (from which he retired) both in Hagerstown & Richmond. Jerry was also a professional trumpet player, performing in many bands over the years, primarily Jazz, but also in concert & band ensembles. He often was called upon to play "Taps" at the gravesides of deceased Veterans. As a fellow octogenarian said, "They always called Jerry, because he was the best damn trumpet player around."
He was a Lifetime Member of the American Federation of Musicians; also, the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Jerry attended Indiana University, and also Earlham, before being drafted into the U.S. Army during WWII. He was stationed in the Philippines, at the end of the war. Because of his musical skills, Jerry's duty assignment in the Army was performing in an Army show band.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jo Claire (Havron) Smith.
Jerry is survived by his wife Cosette (Craig) Smith; sons Malcolm D. and James B. Smith, daughters Shawn Lawrence & Toni Goodnight; brothers Jan and Tommy Smith; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
A graveside "Hail and Farewell" service, including the playing of Taps will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Annie Marie Starling
Piqua, OH - Annie Marie Starling, 69, a former Hagerstown resident, died Friday, June 6, 2014, in Piqua Manor, Piqua, OH.
She was born in Roan County, TN on December 10, 1944, the daughter of James Fredrick and Lillie M. (Brewster) Pope. She lived most of her life in the Hagerstown area, and had resided in Ohio for the past 20 years.
Annie had been employed as a cook at several area restaurants, and had worked at Bell's Store, Tedco and as a school bus driver.
Survivors include: Her father; 2 children, Athenia Kelley (Frank) and Eddie Starling (Gloria); 6 grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; 3 sisters, Jewel Pope, Linda Brown and Pat Stinson; a brother, Jim Pope; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother in 2012, a sister, Alma Abell in 2013 and a brother, Kenneth Pope in 2014.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 PM Tuesday, June 10, in Culberson Funeral Home. Services will follow at 7:00 PM.
Memorials may be made to Culberson Funeral Home to help defray expenses.
Linda Kaye Farmer
Hagerstown, IN – Linda Kaye Farmer, age 45, of Hagerstown, Indiana, died Monday, September 1, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis.
Born March 24, 1969, in Richmond, to Holiday “Hollie” Mullins and Carol Philpot Pendleton, she lived in this area all of her life. Linda was a 1987 graduate of Richmond High School. She was a production worker at Visteon and Autocar. Linda played softball and roller-skated. She enjoyed music and going to concerts. Linda loved being with her brothers and sisters and her dog, Jetta.
Survivors include her son, Joshua Lee Farmer of Indianapolis; mother, Carol Philpot (Glen) Pendleton of Hagerstown; siblings, Melody (David) Alford from Naples, Texas, Patricia Hibbard Bach of Richmond, Barbara Hibbard Ballenger of Richmond, CarloHibbard of Benton, Arkansas, Steve (Regina) Hibbard of Venice, Florida, Pamela Hibbard (Scott) Rich of Richmond, and Amanda Hibbard Tate of Richmond.
She was preceded in death by her father; sister, Yolanda Slusher; brother, William Douglas “Dougie” Hibbard; and her grandparents.
Visitation for Linda Kaye Farmer will be from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 5, 2014, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Glen Harding officiating. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Gary R. Nearing
Economy, IN - Gary R. Nearing, 76, of Economy, died Friday, August 29, 2014, at Reid Hospital, Richmond.
He was born in Potlatch, ID on June 30, 1938, the son of Elmer and Claire (Sorweide) Nearing. His family moved to Auburn, WA where Gary attended school and spent his young life. He had a great love of music and spent many years traveling the west coast with his band, Overland Express. His music took him to Fairbanks, AK, where he met and married his soul mate, Nellie June Barker, on June 30, 1977. He wanted to be married on his birthday so he would never forget his anniversary. Following Gary’s retirement from music, they returned to Washington. He retired from Boeing, Co in 1995 and moved to Economy. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and friends, where he continued to entertain with his stories and jokes.
Gary leaves to cherish his memory: His wife, June, of Economy; 4 children, Stephen (Colleen) Nearing of Renton, WA, Marcie (Bill) Houghton of Economy, Tammy and Lisa of Washington; a sister, Anna Jean (Don) Jeffreys of Auburn, WA; grandchildren Kodie, Hailey and Ryan Houghton, Ashlyn and Kelsey Nearing and Alex Cox; great-grandchildren Davious and Aaliyah Perkins; special in-laws, Mike and Sandy Grace, Steve and Wendy Barker, Millie and George Holsapple, Penny King and Steve King; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Houghton and a brother-in-law and friend, Ralph Barker.Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family.
Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Phyllis Jean May
London, KY - Phyllis Jean May, 58, of London, Kentucky, formerly of Connersville, went home to be with her Savior and loved ones Saturday, August 30, 2014, following a long courageous battle with cancer.
One of eight children, she was born March 8, 1956 in Richmond, Indiana, the daughter of Thurman and Sadie (Landis) Parker; she attended Richmond schools.
On November 2, 1974, she was married to Marvin L. May of Richmond and, in 1980, they moved to Connersville for residence; together they reared four loving children, Tracy, Josh, Jackie and Trisha. Mr. May survives. In 2004, they transitioned to London, Kentucky.
For many years, she was employed at Fayette Memorial Hospital; and in London, Kentucky, she was employed at Dr. Murphy Oral Surgeon. She was currently attending KCTCS, one semester short of a degree in Medical Assisting.
She attended Hawk Creek Baptist Church in London, Kentucky; in her leisure, she enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends, being outdoors and her affection for getting scratch-off tickets.
Survivors include her beloved husband of forty-one years, Marvin L. May of London, Kentucky, three children, Tracy Brown and her husband Scott, Josh Bunch and his wife Tyleah and Trisha May and her companion Jonathan Hensley, all of Connersville, eight grandchildren, Dylon Bunch, Brooke Bunch, Chase Stamper, Justice Brown, Andrew Stamper, Sadie Hensley, Justin Brown and Sage Hensley, three sisters, Penny Bullock and her husband Bill of Williamsburg, Indiana, Pam Bryant and her husband Larry and Pat Parker, both of Richmond, Indiana, three brothers, Dave Parker and his wife Faye of Paderborn, Illinois, Mike Parker and Rick Parker, both of Richmond, Indiana, a number of nieces, nephews and cousins and a life-long best friend, Kathy Smith Holbert of Connersville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thurman and Sadie Parker, a daughter, Jackie Stamper, who died July 5, 2004, and a brother, Dennis Parker.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM Friday, September 5, 2014, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home; burial will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 4 until 8 PM on Thursday; they may also visit anytime online at millermosterrobbins.com.
Emmett Davis, Jr.
Richmond, IN - Emmett Davis Jr. 81, of Richmond passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at his residence. He was born on October 7, 1932 in Richmond to Emmett and Alice Waldon Davis and had lived most of his life in the area.
Emmett was a 1950 graduate of Economy High School and had worked as an engineer for Dana Corporation for 36 years before retiring. He was a member of Dana's 25 year club. His hobbies included his love of fishing.
Survivors include two children, a daughter Brenda K. Williams of Richmond and son Michael P. (Kathy) Davis of Fountain City; three grandchildren Lisa (Mark) Bates of Dublin, Michael J. Davis of Cambridge City and Mindy Beth Davis of Cambridge City; four great grandchildren Zach, Ben, Ethan and Chloe; a sister, Barbara (Arthur) West of Monroe, OH; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 57 years Clova (Worl) Davis in 2009; an infant daughter Vicki; sisters Helen and Wanda; and brother, Charles.
There will be a gathering of friends from 6:30 PM until the start of memorial services at 7:30 PM on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. Danny Berry will be officiating.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Bonnie J. Hofmann
Greens fork, IN - Bonnie J. Hofmann, age 71, of Greens Fork, passed away at Golden Living Center, on August 24, 2014.
She was born on November 22, 1942, to James and Juanita (Moyer) Ullery, in Richmond. Bonnie was a lifetime resident of Wayne County; had attended Greens Fork Elementary and was a 1960 graduate of Richmond High School.
She had also attended IU East. Bonnie was enlisted with the United States Army Reserves; and had traveled across the United States with her former husband: Robert Hofmann while he was in the Marine Corps.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her two children: Robert L. (Jennifer) Hofmann of Mount Pleasant, S.C. and Kimberly L. Baker of Greens Fork, with whom she resided; six grandchildren: Jamie (Samuel) Stephen of Richmond, Tammy (Anthony Ashcraft) Allen of Richmond, Samantha, Robert, and Angelina Hofmann of Fountain City, Jessica Schlotfeld of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; three great grandchildren: Kairael and Cadewryn Stephen, and Liam Allen; uncle: Meryl Moyer; nieces; nephews, cousins; and many friends including special friends: Bob and Charlotte Hofmann. She will also be missed by her furry friend, "Bubba".
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter: Tammy Marie Hofmann who died in 1963, and an infant grandson: Richard Loren Lundy.
Funeral services for Bonnie will be held Thursday August 28, 2014, 1:00 PM, at Community Family Funeral Home 101 West Main Street Richmond, with Pastor Brett Karanovich officiating. Family and friends may call Thursday from 11:00- 1:00 PM. Burial will be in Greens Fork Cemetery. The family would like to extend special thanks to Bethany Cares, nurses and caregivers: Traci, Ashley, Elizabeth, and Jennifer.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Kim Baker. Send online condolences to the family at www.communityfamilyfh.com.
Roger Sharp
Hagerstown, IN - Roger Sharp, 75, of Hagerstown, died at his home on Monday, August 25, 2014.
He was born in Henry County on March 16, 1939, the son of Alfred and Mildred (Evans) Sharp and was a life long resident of the Hagerstown area.
Roger had been employed as a manager at Perfect Circle Credit Union and West End Savings and Loan, and as loan manager at First Federal. He was an avid golfer and member of Hartley Hills Country Club. He was a skilled woodworker and was well known for his wood turnings.
Survivors include his wife, Marthana (Rinehart) Sharp; 3 children, Michael Harter (Tammy) of Monticello, Patrick Harter of Tulsa, OK and Jere` Harter Cassidy (Paul) of Eldorado Hills, CA; four grandchildren, Jared and Troy Harter and Juliane and Bevyn Cassidy; three brothers, John Sharp (Norma) and Raymond Sharp (Pat) both of Hagerstown and Gerald Sharp (Alma) of DeLand, FL.
Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, August 29, in Culberson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Reid Hospital Foundation for Hospice.
Charles L. Andrews
Muncie, IN - Charles Lester Andrews, 84, of Muncie, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 21, 2014, following a long illness.
He was born in Winchester on March 30, 1930, the son of William and Jessie (Weibush) Andrews.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving son, Charles Duane Andrews (Jane) of Irvine, KY; grandchildren, Josh, Jennifer, Sue, Duane, Jessica, Jennifer N, Chris and Jeremie; a brother, Richard Andrews; Sisters, Jean, Phyllis, Virginia and Sue; nieces and nephews, Patti, Tim, Dale, Dawn, David, Tom, Samantha, Allan, and numerous others.
Following cremation, a private service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be made to Reid Hospital Foundation for Hospice.
Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Iris Marie Kirtley
Economy, IN - Iris Marie Kirtley, 89, of Economy, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014, at Ambassador Health Care, Centerville.
She was born in Pennville on October 20, 1924, the daughter of J. Merle and Mary (Deeds) Engle. She lived most of her life in the Losantville area and had resided near Economy for the past several years.. She was a graduate of Pennville High School. She had been employed as an office administrator at a tool and die company in Muncie. She was a member of Economy United Methodist Church.
At the time of her death, Iris was happily married to Dale Kirtley. In addition to her husband, survivors include a step-son, Dan Kirtley (Karen) of Economy; two step-granddaughters, Kristi Kirtley of New Albany and Kelli Werling (Zac) of West Lafayette; a brother, Guy Edward Engle (Jeannine) of Bluffton; special friends Steve and Char Luellen and numerous nieces, nephews, step-nieces and step-nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Carleton Engle, and three sisters, Wanetta June Engle, Naomi May St. John and Wilma Jessie Fuller.
Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday, September 1, in Culberson Funeral Home. Pastor Pam Wooden will officiate. Burial will be in economy Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 P.M. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Advantage, 401 Center Ave., Bay City, MI 48708 or to Economy United Methodist Church.
Charles Price
Loantville, IN - Charles “Bill” Price, 72, husband, daddy, papaw and friend exchanged this for a better life on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 following an extended illness.
He was born in Danville, KY on Feb. 20, 1942 to Everett and Mollie (Stephens) Price but spent the majority of his life in Losantville, Ind. He was the youngest of 8 children and leaves to cherish his memory one brother Stanley Price and one sister Anna Noel. He was a hard worker retiring from Chevrolet of Muncie after 33 years of service but that is not what he will be remembered for. His greatest accomplishment in life was the amazing legacy of love he has left for his family.
He married the love of his life Marcella (Gordon) Price 52 years ago and they had two daughters Tonya (Tim) Swaim of Losantville and Stacy (Chip) Mehaffey of Winchester, and one son Jeff (Rachel) Price of Portland. He taught them how to honor God, work hard, dream freely and love with no restraints.
He enjoyed sharing his favorite things with family and friends which included a strong affinity for animals of all kinds, tending to his well manicured lawn and garden, sitting on the bank of a good fishing hole or singing, while accompanied always by his wife, in his beautiful “Jim Reeves” like voice at the Losantville Separate Baptist Church where he was a member for 60 years.
He took extreme pride in his grandchildren Monty (Danielle) Ervin, Austin Swaim, Chad (Samantha) Ervin, Garrett Swaim, Blake Price, Whitney (Dave) Andrews, Caden Price, Olivia Swaim and Mackenzie Mehaffey.
Of all his earthly treasures, none could make his eyes light up more than seeing one of his great grandbabies enter the room. Among those he held closest to his heart are Gavin Swaim, Maleigh and Aberee Ervin, Peyton Ervin, Ryker Price and Emma Andrews.
He is reunited in heaven with his father and mother Everett and Mollie Price, his brothers Howard, Carl, Cecil and Kenneth Price, sister Mildred Beard and grandson Garrett Swaim.
Services were Monday, August 25th at the Losantville Separate Baptist Church in Losantville, In with his final resting place at Riverside Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Reichard Funeral Home Inc. 400 W. Deerfield Rd. Union City, IN or expressed online at www.reichardfh.com.
Sally B. Lloyd
Richmond, IN - Sally B. Lloyd 82 of Richmond died August 14, 2014 at Clare Bridge in Carmel. She was born July 9, 1932 in Wayne County to Jesse and Clara Weidman Baker and was raised in Hagerstown and lived in Wayne County all her life.
Sally formerly owned Wheeler’s Restaurant and the City Restaurant with her husband. She worked as bus driver for Richmond Community Schools.
She was a 1950 graduate of Hagerstown High School. She was a member of the Wayne County Historical Museum, and Kirk Little V.F.W. Post 1108 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a lifelong lover of animals, and enjoyed being a charitable donor to various animal shelters in Wayne County. Sally enjoyed traveling spending winters with her daughter and grandsons in Australia.
Survivors include two children Rebecca Godek of Richmond and Robert Lloyd of Indianapolis, two grandsons John and Adam Godek of Melbourne, Australia, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Her husband Robert died in 1995 and one son John died in 1992.
Memorial services will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday September 6, 2014 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with James Lloyd officiating. Private burial will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. Friends may call 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Saturday September 6, 2014 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Animal Welfare Shelter 1825 Chester Blvd Richmond, Indiana 47374 or Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County 1717 South L Street Richmond, Indiana 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.
Clifton Newby
Richmond, IN - Clifton Newby, age 83, passed away on Monday (August 18, 2014) at Reid Hospital. He was born in Lancaster, Kentucky on May 30, 1931 to Wilbert and Mary Newby and moved to this area in 1941.
Clifton was a United States Army veteran and had worked at Richmond Gear as a machinist. He also worked at Powerhouse, Rodney Cobb Chevrolet and did construction work on highways and truck stops. He also worked for a lawn care business. Clifton loved yard work and taking care of his flowers. He loved sitting on his front porch enjoying the company on friends, family, and neighbors that stopped by to chat. He also enjoyed listening to classic country and gospel music.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Jewel Newby; daughters Vicky Hinton of San Diego, California, Renee (Rob) Wooten of Fenton, Michigan, Jennifer (James) Bullen of Centerville, and Leigh Ann (Burton) Barber of Greens Fork; son Jason (Elizabeth) Newby of Salinas, California; extended family members Rick (Carol) Webb of Richmond, Ron Webb of Haysville, Kansas, Myra (Nelson) Hisle of Liberty, Curt (Shannon) Webb of New Paris; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; sisters Gloria Lambert and Edna (Charles) Medaris; brothers Tony (Irma) Newby, James Newby; numerous nieces, nephews, and many special friends.
In addition to his parents, Clifton was preceded in death by grandchildren Travis Webb and Shannon Avila. Services for Clifton will be held on Saturday (August 23, 2014) at 11 a.m. in Centerville Christian Church. Gene Million will officiate. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday (August 22, 2014) from 5:00 - 7 p.m. at Riggle and Waltermann Mortuary and from 10:00 - 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made in Clifton's name to The Wounded Warrior Project , P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675). www.riggle-waltermann.com
Kip Coates
Richmond, IN - Kip Coates, 52, of Richmond, passed away at his home.
Kip was born on November 28, 1961 in Richmond to Bill and Karen Schultz Coates. Kip graduated from Northeastern High School in 1980. Kip studied at Purdue University and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He graduated from Purdue in 1984 with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and immediately began a career at Belden in Richmond, where he was a member of the 25-Year Club.
Kip enjoyed the love and support of his family, being a loving Uncle to Kayla and Molly, and the love and support he received from his Greens Fork Christian Church family. He enjoyed trap shooting, fishing trips to Canada and a good round of golf. He also volunteered at Help The Animals in Richmond.
Kip will be missed by his mother, Karen Bryan (Duane); father, Bill Coates (Brenda); brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Carolyn Coates; and nieces, Kayla and Molly Coates.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 21, in the Greens Fork Christian Church, 116 East Pearl Street (State Road 38). Interment will follow in Fairfield Cemetery near Greens Fork.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from 11:00 am–1:00 pm on Thursday, August 21, at the church.
Memorial contributions may be given to Help The Animals, 2101 West Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com
Joyce Ann Jackson
Richmond, IN – Joyce Ann Jackson left her earthly tent behind at Reid Hospital on Saturday, August 16, 2014, after months of declining health. Joyce was born in rural Centerville, Indiana, to Russell Charles and Hilda Esther Ridenour Jackson on August 30, 1933. She graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1951, and went on to complete the Secretarial curriculum at International Business College in Fort Wayne.
Joyce embarked on a long, diverse career beginning at Earlham College in 1954. While at Earlham, she served as secretary to President Thomas E. Jones, Manager of Office Services, and Social Sciences Division Secretary. As technology began to change in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Joyce turned her focus toward an emerging word processing discipline.
These new opportunities led Joyce to the defense contracting industry in conjunction with Wright Patterson AFB. She spent 30 years as a data specialist with various firms while following specific contracts along their course as they transitioned to new providers. When her last major project was about to move to another contractor, Joyce decided to retire instead of changing addresses again.
Joyce used retirement to the fullest by quilting and doing machine embroidery. When finding spare time, she also enjoyed completing rubber stamping projects as gifts and greeting cards. Her other strong passion was IU basketball. She became an avid fan in the early 70’s, and was still following the Hoosiers this past season.
Joyce lived in the Dayton, Ohio area for almost 40 years before moving back to Richmond in 2009. She had been a member of the Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene for many years before returning to Richmond.
oyce was preceded in death by her parents, and is survived by her brother, Noble Jackson and sister-in-law, Jane Jackson.
Visitation for Joyce Ann Jackson will be from 1 to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Mills Funeral Home with Stan Eastman officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
As much as Joyce loved flowers, we would ask that you would consider giving a memorial instead to: Birthright, 303 South 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or American Fox Terrier Rescue at http://www.foxterrierrescue.net/.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Rod E. Nolte
Richmond, IN -Rod Elroy Nolte, age 50, passed away at his residence on August 9, 2014. Rod was born on February 8, 1964, in Richmond, Indiana, to Hazel (Mc-Daniel) Williams and to the late John “Jack” Nolte. Rod grew up in Richmond and had lived here most of his life.
Rod was proud of his heritage; he enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and camping. Rod was a talented masonry, landscaper, and enjoyed carpenter work.
Survivors include his children: Chad and Kasey Nolte of Cambridge City, and Jesse and Kim Nolte of Richmond; his mother: Hazel Williams of Richmond; his grandchildren: Seth, Samuel, Carly, and Ava Nolte; his brothers: John Nolte and Tommy Carpenter, both of Richmond; his sister and brother-in-law: Amie and Steve Strothman of Hagerstown; special friend: Mark Baker; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, a brother: Todd Nolte, cousins, and a sister-in-law: Lora Nolte.
Graveside services for Rod will be Wednesday August 13, 2014, 12 Noon, at Lutherania Cemetery, with Pastor Brett Karanovich officiating. Send online condolences at www.communityfamilyfh. com
Ray A.Lumpkin
Modoc, IN - Ray A. Lumpkin, 93, of Modoc, died Thursday, August 7, 2014.
Private graveside services will be at the convenience of the family.
A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Culberson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Edward Mills Jr.
Richmond, IN - Edward Mills Jr., age 85, of Richmond, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Ambassador Health Care.
Born August 27, 1928, to Ed and Belle Mills, Ed lived most of his life in Wayne County, particularly the Fountain City, Indiana area. He was a 1947 graduate of Fountain City High School. Ed worked in Tool & Die at H&P Tool and D&M Manufacturing in Richmond. He was a member of Christ Jesus Community Church and was founding member of “Coffee Club” with his high school classmates. Ed had made wine in the years past. He enjoyed lapidary and photography.
Survivors include his children, Jim (Cheryl) Mills of Williamsburg, Indiana, Lynn (Tom) Guthrie of Goshen, Indiana, Becky Devore of Chicago, Illinois, Rick Vaughn of Kansas, Janet (Bill) Jackson of Richmond, Chris Vaughn and Sherri (Don) McGinnis, both of Texas, Mike (Nana) Vaughn of Maryland, and Matt (Heather) Vaughn of New Jersey; 31 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Sharon L. Baldwin Mills who died June 13, 2012 and his parents.
Funeral services were Monday, August 4, 2014, with visitation one hour prior at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Jackson officiating. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Gilbert P. Andrews
Richmond, IN - Gilbert P. Andrews, age 88, of Richmond, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Reid Hospital.
Born December 23, 1925, in Lebanon, Indiana, to David Wilbur and Emma Elizabeth Shroyer Andrews, he had lived in this area since August of 2011. Gilbert served in the United States Army. He was a salesman and Department Manager for Sears, Roebuck and Company for 40 years. Gilbert was a member of First Methodist Church in Hudson, Florida, and the Barber Shop Quartet in Henry County, Indiana. Gilbert was interested in many reed instruments, marching bands, and artists. He enjoyed bowling and sports.
Survivors include his daughter, Nancy (James) Winn of Greens Fork, Indiana; son, Larry Andrews of Hillsboro, Ohio; grandchildren, Jessica (Daniel Ashcroft) Andrews, Jimmy (Megan) Andrews, Wesley Winn, Stacey Winn, and Wendy Oberle; great-grandchildren, Oliver Andrews, Brookelynn Wilson, Emma Wilson, C.J. Sharp, Christina Oberle, and Joe Oberle; brothers, David Andrews and Rev. Joseph Andrews; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Andersen who died on February 8, 2005; parents; and step-mother, Philomena Wunder Andrews.
A Memorial Service for Gilbert P. Andrews will be held 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: Hand-In-Hand Adult Day Care of Richmond, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Norma J. Fleming
Williamsburg, IN - Norma J. Fleming, 76, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 25, 2014, in the presence of family.
Norma was born on May 10, 1938 in Philomath, Indiana to John E. and Ida M. Shipman Wickett. She was a 1956 graduate of Webster High School and Indiana Business College. She married James L. Fleming on March 11, 1960, a union which was blessed with three children.
Norma was a homemaker who always enjoyed her role as a mother and grandmother. She enjoyed a lifetime of farming, gardening, canning, growing flowers and reading.
Norma will be missed by her husband, James; daughters, Debby Esarey and her husband, Steve; and Teresa Reynolds; son, Mike Fleming; daughter-in-law, Lori Fleming; grandchildren, Derik Fleming I and his wife, Alicia, Ryan Reynolds, Lucas Fleming and his wife, Jenny, and JJ Fleming; great-grandchildren, Derik Fleming II, Allie Fleming and Mason Pedigo; and a brother, Jack Wickett.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter, Amanda Reynolds, and two brothers, Dick and Sam Wickett.
Private services will be observed at the convenience of her family. Entombment will be in Earlham Mausoleum in Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, IN 47201.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com.
Henry Cameron Godsey
Heaven gained another angel when infant, Henry Cameron Godsey, left this world on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Reid Hospital.
Survivors include his parents, Scott Godsey and Jenna Potter, both of Richmond; sister, Annabelle Steele; brother, Jaeden Godsey; maternal grandparents, Henry Michael and Cindy Potter of Richmond; maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Shirley Grace; maternal great-grandfather, Hubert Potter; paternal grandmother, Jean Swafford of Richmond; paternal great-grandparents, Ronnie and Sharon Godsey of New Castle, Indiana; aunts, Sarah Potter and Shannon (Demetrius) Godsey, both of Richmond; uncle, Steve (Elena) Godsey of Richmond; great-uncles, Gary Godsey of Richmond, Tom (Jessie) Swafford of Greens Fork, Indiana, Jeremy Yoshimoto of San Diego, California, and Dirk Hurd and Michael Godsey, both of Richmond; great-aunts, Kelly (Dennis) Smith, Sarah (Brian Rizzi) Hobbs, and Lisa Wildridge, all of Richmond; many other great-aunts and great-uncles of the Potter and Swafford families; and many loving cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Mark Godsey; maternal great-grandmother, Wanda Sue Potter; maternal great-grandfather, William Hurd; paternal great-grandmothers, Lilly Swafford and Shelva Newman; and great-uncle, Elson Hobbs.
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.
Bill Jackson
Greens Fork, IN - Billie B. “Bill” Jackson, 66, of Greens Fork, passed away after a courageous fight with Multiple Myeloma on Saturday, July 26, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Muncie, Indiana on August 29, 1947 to Carl B. and Dorothy Tharp Jackson. He was a 1965 graduate of Monroe Central High School and completed the Purdue University Agriculture Short Course. He married the former Teresa Knight on December 21, 1969.
Bill was a lifelong farmer and had received his National FFA Degree and Indiana Young Farmer of the Year Award. During his career, he worked for Dearing’s Case Equipment and later managed the Fountain City Elevator. He had retired from Wayne County Farm Bureau/HarvestLand as the petroleum company manager after 26 years of service. He remained involved on his farm and raising Red Poll cattle until his passing.
Bill had been active with the Nettle Creek Young Farmers and the Harrison Farmers 4-H Club. He served on the Wayne County 4-H Fair Board and had served as 4-H Beef Barn superintendent. He was a member and Vice-President of both the Indiana Red Poll Association and the American Red Poll Association.
Bill will be missed by his wife of 44 years, Teresa; his children, Barbara Soucy and her husband, Chad; and Mac Taylor and his wife, Larissa; grandchildren, Boston Soucy and Terra Soucy; sister, Bonnie Edgell; brothers, Gordon Jackson and his wife, Marie, and Rollin Jackson; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who enriched his life.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law, Floyd and Nancy Jackson and their son Ben; and a brother-in-law, David Edgell.
Bill’s brother-in-law, Eric Knight, and brother, Gordon Jackson, will conduct a funeral ceremony at 5:00 pm on Saturday, August 9, at The Farm located at 2131 North Washington Road near Greens Fork. A hog roast and pitch-in dinner memorial celebration will immediately follow. In honor of Bill, be sure to dress farm-appropriate. Desserts, drinks and table service will be provided.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 9, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Reid Foundation for the Cancer Center, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374 or the American Red Poll Junior Association Endowment Fund, PO Box 847, Frankton, IN 46044.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .
Gordon Hoober
Lynn, Ind. - Gordon P. Hoober, 80, of Lynn, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 in Richmond.
He was born on March 13, 1934 in Delaware County, Indiana to Kenneth and Oneda Mosier Hoober, both of whom preceded him in death. He served in the US Army. Mr. Hoober farmed all of his life and was retired from Harvestland CO-OP. He attended the New Liberty Christian Church near Lynn. Mr. Hoober will be missed by his wife, the former Mary Fraze, to whom he was married on November 29, 1953; daughters, Lois Moland and Lora Simmons and her husband, Donnie; grandchildren, Lisha Moland and Jarrod Fisher; step-grandson, Chris Simmons; great-grandchildren, Dillion McAbee and Kameron Fugiatt; sisters, Florence Weist, Peg LeVault, Joyce Bagwell and Jackie Kincaid; brothers, Mike Hoober, Terry Hoober and Tim Hoober; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Ray Ellis and Dale Bales will conduct a funeral ceremony at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 30, in the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment with military rites will follow in Mooreland Cemetery in Henry Count. Family & friends may gather for visitation from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, July 29, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Cancer Services for Randolph County, 133 North Meridian Street, Winchester, IN 47394. Online condolences may be expressed at www. smithmcquistonwebster.com
Elroy B. Johnson
Richmond, Ind - Elroy B. Johnson 82 of Richmond died July 25, 2014 at Reid Hospital after a short illness. He was born July 19, 1932 in Somerset, Kentucky to Lee O. and Josie Smith Johnson and lived here most of his life. He retired from owning Johnson Car Sales. He enjoyed his family, horse and car racing, and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years Irene, two children Mike Johnson of Richmond and Barbara Jean (Jeff) Nickerson of Greenfield, five grandchildren Christopher, Brandon and Courtney Johnson, Michelle Washington, and Brittany Williams, seven great grandchildren, two sisters Lois Compton of Mooreland and Doris Compton of Somerset, Kentucky, nieces and nephews. His parents and three brothers Lloyd, Arlie, and George are deceased.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday July 30, 2014 at Stegall-Berheide- Orr Funeral Home. Burial will be at Fairfield Cemetery in Greens Fork. Friends may call 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr. com.
Dave McDaniel
Richmond, IN - Dave McDaniel, age 81, passed away on Wednesday (July 23, 2014) at Heritage House of Richmond. He was born in Manchester, Kentucky on September 13th, 1932 to William & Ida McDaniel and had lived in this area most of his life.
He worked for 38 years at Swayne Robinson as an inspector. Dave enjoyed reading, attending air shows, and spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren.
Survivors include his children Naomi (Mike) McKendree of Greens fork, Dwayne (Sandy) McDaniel of Tennessee, Penny ( Rodney) Lanter of New Paris, Shane (Betsy) McDaniel of Greens fork; a brother Carl McDaniel, Grandchildren Abnie (Bryson) Hunt, Jessie McDaniel, Clayton McDaniel, Sean McDaniel, Andrew McDaniel, Mandy McKendree; Great grandchildren Loralei McKendree, Maddox Hunt; nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, his wife Bessie McDaniel, son William McDaniel, granddaughter Courtney Ann McDaniel, and sisters Helen Harris, Rosie McDaniel, and Edna Steele are also deceased.
Services for Dave will be held on Monday (July 28, 2014) at 11 a.m. in Riggle Waltermann Mortuary. Rev. Charles McMahon will officiate. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery in Greens Fork, Indiana.
Friends may call on Sunday (July 27, 2014) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. www.riggle-waltermann.com.
Henry Cameron Godsey
Richmond, IN - Heaven gained another angel when infant, Henry Cameron Godsey, left this world on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Reid Hospital.
Survivors include his parents, Scott Godsey and Jenna Potter, both of Richmond; sister, Annabelle Steele; brother, Jaeden Godsey; maternal grandparents, Henry Michael and Cindy Potter of Richmond; maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Shirley Grace; maternal great-grandfather, Hubert Potter; paternal grandmother, Jean Swafford of Richmond; paternal great-grandparents, Ronnie and Sharon Godsey of New Castle, Indiana; aunts, Sarah Potter and Shannon (Demetrius) Godsey, both of Richmond; uncle, Steve (Elena) Godsey of Richmond; great-uncles, Gary Godsey of Richmond, Tom (Jessie) Swafford of Greens Fork, Indiana, Jeremy Yoshimoto of San Diego, California, and Dirk Hurd and Michael Godsey, both of Richmond; great-aunts, Kelly (Dennis) Smith, Sarah (Brian Rizzi) Hobbs, and Lisa Wildridge, all of Richmond; many other great-aunts and great-uncles of the Potter and Swafford families; and many loving cousins.
Ralph E. Lewis
Hagerstown, IN - Ralph E. Lewis, age 70, of Ligonier, IN passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7:28 PM at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville, IN. He was born on March 2, 1944 to Marvin and Alta (Dobbs) Lewis in Monticello, KY. On June 7, 1964, he married Nancy Poindexter. She survives.
He graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1963. He had worked at Dana in Hagerstown and then Syracuse, retiring in 1997. He enjoyed farming and working on tractors. Ralph enjoyed his family and regarded himself as “the purdy one”.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy; four children, Randle (Lisa Michelle) Lewis of Modoc, Indiana, Robert (Christina) Lewis of Kendallville, Rebecca Lewis of Ligonier, Richard (Sarah) Lewis of Cromwell; 11 grandchildren; four siblings, Roger (Janet) Lewis of Auburn, Carl (Deb) Lewis of Farmland, Indiana, Cathy Stamback of Avilla, and Vanessa (Terry) Cross of Losantville, IN.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Elizabeth and Joyce Lewis; and two brothers, Gerald and Ronald Lewis.
A memorial service will be held in Mr. Lewis’s honor on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 4 PM at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, In 46767, with Pastor Joey Nelson officiating. On Monday, July 28, 2014 a memorial service will be held at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown, at 1 PM, with a time of visitation 2 hours prior to the service. A private cremation committal will take place at Legacy Cremation and Remembrance Center in Ligonier, Indiana.
There will be a time of visitation on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 2-4 PM prior to the service at Yeager Funeral Home.
The Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier is assisting the family with arrangements. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com
Nancy Day
Williamsburg, IN - Nancy Day, age 95, of Williamsburg, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Arbor Trace.
Born February 16, 1919, in Hilton, Virginia, to James and Lily Freeman Weatherly, she lived most of her life in this area.
Nancy was a homemaker. She was a great cook. Nancy enjoyed gardening and mowing the lawn. She loved people and life.
Survivors include her children, Larry C. (Anita) Day of Lynn, Indiana, Darrell M. (Madalyn) Day of Sahuarita, Arizona, Claudette S. (John) Ridenour of Dayton, Ohio, Sharon L. (Neil) Waterston of Richmond, and Michael D. (Lynn) Day of Hagerstown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and great-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude M. Day who died in 1992; parents; brothers; and sisters.
Visitation for Nancy Day will be from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Rod Beheler officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Williamsburg Lions Club, P.O. Box 727, Williamsburg, IN 47393 or AseraCare Hospice, 4427 Garwood Place, Richmond, IN 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Robert E. “Bob” Stephens, Sr
Williamsburg, IN - Robert E. “Bob” Stephens, Sr., 86, of Richmond, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014.
He was born in Williamsburg, Indiana on September 26, 1927 to Arthur M. and Marie E. Atkinson Stephens. He was a 1945 graduate of Webster High School, where he was a four-year member of the varsity baseball and basketball teams. He served honorably in the US Army at Clark Field in the Philippines at the close of World War Two, where he again played baseball and basketball. Prevailing injuries kept him from accepting offers to play professional baseball and he returned home to Indiana. He married the former Lova Jean Fields on February 4, 1949.
Bob worked 30 years at Dana Corp., mostly as an industrial and processing engineer. He also co-owned Tri-County Awards for 22 years. He earned his pilots license at a young age and was also an avid bass fisherman and golfer.
Bob was a past member of Hartley Hills Country Club and had served on its board of directors. He was a member of Williamsburg Masonic Lodge #493, Richmond B.P.O.E #640 and other management organizations in the Richmond area. He attended the Webster United Methodist Church when his health permitted.
Bob will be missed by his daughter and son-in-law, Nilah & Mark Mikesell; son, Bud Stephens; grandchildren, Greg (Sandy) Carey, Tricia Starr, Jill Carey, Brad (Shannon) Stephens and Ashley (Cody) Kirkman; great-grandchildren, Christian Carey, Nicole Carey, Lauren Carey, Jalen (Nicolee) Rhodus, Jordan Rhodus, Makayla Oliver and Brandon Stephens; former daughter-in-law, Jane Stephens; sister-in-law & brother-in-law, Judy & Chuck Spurrier; and cousins Jack (Marlene) Klemann, Wanda Brack and Faye Adkins.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Lova Jean, who passed away on April 28, 2012.
Pastor Dave Anderson conduct a funeral ceremony on Tuesday, July 22, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Entombment with military rites followed in Earlham Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Reid Foundation, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374 or Help The Animals, 2101 West Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com.
Allen J. Myers
Fountain City, Ind. - Allen J. Myers, 91, of Fountain City, passed away peacefully in his home, on Saturday, July 19, 2014. He was born in Knightstown, Indiana on January 2, 1923 to Calvin and Ruth Allen Myers. He was raised in Richmond and graduated from Richmond High School in 1941. He enlisted in the US Navy after Pearl Harbor and served as a flight navigator in the Pacific Theatre during World War Two. He returned home to marry the former Onda Faye Swain on December 7, 1946.
Allen began working as a draftsman at NATCO and retired 42 years later as a project engineer. He then worked two years at Borg-Warner in Muncie. He was a member of the Fountain City Friends Church and was a charter member of the Levi Coffin House Association, where he had volunteered countless hours. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a member and past president of the NATCO 25-year club. He enjoyed camping, fishing and bowling when health permitted and enjoyed traveling with Onda Faye to visit historical sites. Allen will be missed by his sons, Doug Myers, Scott Myers and his wife, Jill; and Eric Myers and his wife, Tammy; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, wife, on June 26, 2004; son, Calvin Myers, on August 30, 1981; grandson, Jared Carson, on August 21, 2001; sister, Dorothy Stamback and infant brother, James Myers.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, in the Smith & Mc-Quiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery. Family & friends may gather for visitation from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Levi Coffin House Association, PO Box 77, Fountain City, IN 47341 or the Chronic Disease Fund, 6900 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 200, Plano, TX 75024. Online condolences may be expressed at www. smithmcquistonwebster. com
Carolyn Elaine McCord Swoveland
Hagerstown, IN - Carolyn Elaine McCord Swoveland, 77, a long time Hagerstown resident, died Sunday, July 6,2014, in North Carolina, where she had resided for the past several years.
She was born in Economy on August 1, 1936 to Charles & Mary Catherine McCord. She was raised by Robert & Olive Myers. Carolyn graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1954 and married Jackie E. Swoveland in July 1955. She lived in Hagerstown before moving to Laurinburg, North Carolina in 1982. Carolyn was active in Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts and also devoted her life to her children.
Survivors include five children, Steve (Jenny) Swoveland of Hagerstown, Sandee (Rodney) Scott of Veedersburg, Tom Swoveland of Hagerstown, Dee (Mike) Taylor of Fuquay-Varina, NC, and Chris (Kim) Swoveland of Hagerstown; four grandchildren, Veronica (Nick) Gorney, Josh (Cathy) Lewis, Coy Taylor and Kiersten Taylor; five great-grandchildren, McKenzee Miller, John Clark, Dylan Gorney, Kody Gorney, and Kamron Gorney; four siblings, Charles R. (Marcella) McCord, Jeannette Bates, Joan Hicks, Jane (Leroy) Mosier, and Judy McCord.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie E. Swoveland, and seven siblings, Bobby Joe Myers, Mary Catherine (Ralph) Feustel, Claire Pierce, Martha Jean Mullins, Harold McCord, Ralph (Joanne) McCord, and Eleanor Harvey.
Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 9, in Culberson Funeral Home. Pastor Elaine Lilliston will officiate. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12 noon on Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to American Kidney Foundation.
Josh Matheney
Greens Fork, IN - Joshua Keith Matheney, 31, a long-time resident of the Greens Fork area, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 11, 2014.
He was born in Richmond on January 14, 1983. He lived most of his life in the Greens Fork area, had resided in Chicago, and had lived in Indianapolis for the past year. He was manager of Sahn’s at the Tower. Josh was a member of Chicago Yacht Club and enjoyed sailing on the Fantome.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Gina and Gary Fox; a son, Logan Keith Matheney; two sisters, Kyndra Matheney and Kylee Matheney; a brother, Jordan Matheney and the love of his life, Crystal Reeves.
A celebration of Josh’s life will be at the convenience of the family at Culberson Funeral Home. Pastor John Wilson will officiate.
The family requests that memorials be made to Culberson Funeral Home, 51 S. Washington St., Hagerstown, IN 47346, to help defray expenses.
Robert Lee Caudill
Connersville, IN - Robert Lee Caudill, age 67, of Connersville, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Reid Hospital.
Born April 25, 1947, in Harlan County, Kentucky, to Roy and Juanita Witt Caudill, he spent most of his life in Wayne County. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Cambridge City, Indiana. Robert was a member of the Outlaw Car Club. He retired from Dana Distribution Center in Hagerstown after 27 years of service. In his earlier years he owned and raced a stock car. Robert enjoyed motorcycles and restoring antique John Deere tractors and antique cars. The most important things were his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his daughter, Valerie (Donald) Limburg of Connersville; grandchildren, Matthew, Lukus, and Lacey Limburg; sister, Joyce Horwarter of Green Valley, Illinois; nephews, Scott Guettner of Tennessee and Michael Van Fossen of Illinois; and other extended family, including nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lawanda Caudill who died September 28, 1996 and parents.
Visitation for Robert Lee Caudill will be from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July, 17, 2014, at Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Robert L. Fannin officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene, 630 East Main Street, Hagerstown, IN 47346.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Joellen Wilcox
Centerville, IN - Joellen Wilcox, age 72, passed away peacefully Saturday (June 28, 2014) at Ambassador Healthcare in Centerville, Indiana.
She was born in Hagerstown, Indiana on August 11, 1941 to Henry and Mary Alice Nungsser and had lived in this area for most of her life.
She is survived by one sister Carolyn Gregory.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday (July 2, 2014) at 11:00 A.M. at Lutherania Cemetery. Pastor Paul Mingus will officiate.
Tim Anderson
Williamsburg, IN - Tim Anderson, 61, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 7, with his family close by.
He was born on November 2, 1952 in Winchester to Terrence and Eileen Beard Anderson. He graduated from Northeastern High School in 1971. Tim worked at Wayne Works in Richmond until the plant closed, after which he spent most of his time working in Tennessee before returning to his roots a couple of years ago. Tim enjoyed sharing his love of country blues and bluegrass music through his guitar.
Tim will be missed by his daughter, Kim Anderson; son, Bryan Anderson and his wife, Heather Frerichs; grandchildren, Malaya, Hana, Layne and Ian; step-daughter, Kristal Drew; step-son, Paul Michael Keeton; sisters, Sharon Adams and her husband, Randy; Shelly Fischer and her husband, Larry; Susan Turner; brothers, Ted Anderson and his wife, Barb; Terry Anderson and his wife, Peggy; brother-in-law, Rod Turner; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends.
Tim was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Hazel.
A memorial celebration will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 in The Historic Meeting House at New Garden, 1334 New Garden Road, Fountain City. A pitch-in meal will immediately follow.
Norman S. Bond
Cambridge City, IN - Norman S. Bond, 84, of Cambridge City, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana.
He was born in New Castle, on December 6, 1929 to Fred and Ruth (Bertsch) Bond.
Norman attended Purdue University for one year and then returned home to work on the family farm. He married Mildred Davenport, known as “Midge” on October 29, 1950. His life continued as he worked and retired from a family business at Bertsch & Company in Cambridge City. After retiring he began helping Midge at her dress shop, Harriet's in Richmond. They loved to go to Sanibel Island, Florida where they spent many wonderful years.
Survivors include his four children Kathy, Scott, Mark and Nancy; five grandchildren; eight, soon to be nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 46 years, Midge and brother, Richard Wonsetler.
Visitation was at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Sunday, June 29, 2014 between the hours of 1:00 until 4:00 pm. The funeral service was held on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:00 am at Waskom's. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4567 Progress Dr., Columbus, IN 47201
Online condolences can be made at www.waskoms.com
Lorri Ellen Artman
Greens Fork, IN - Lorrri Ellen Artman, 55, of Greens Fork, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 23, 2014, at her home surrounded by family and lifelong friend, Marcia Burns, following a four year, courageous fight with breast cancer.
She was born in New Castle on June 1, 1959, the daughter of late John Claude and Rosemary (Johnson) Andrew, and was a lifelong resident of Wayne County.
Lorri graduated from Indiana University and radiology school at Reid. She worked as a MRI Technician at Reid since 1986, where she enjoyed a close relationship with her co-workers. Lorri was a member of the American Legion Post 333 Auxiliary, and, for the past 15 years, served as a dedicated firefighter and first responder with Greens Fork Volunteer Fire Department.
Lorri was the beloved spouse of Louie Artman, Jr., to whom she was married on June 11, 1988. She was the loving mother of Lindsey Artman and Lucas Artman; cherished sister of John Andrew (Beverly) of Hagerstown and Diane Andrew of Las Vegas, NV.
Lorri left behind many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Lorri’s kind, gentle, and loving ways will be missed greatly by her family and friends, and by all who crossed her path.
Services were at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 28, at New Testament Church of Christ, in Hagerstown. Visitation was from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, and after 1:30 P.M. Saturday, also at the church. Reverend Jim Slaven officiated and burial followed in Brick Cemetery.
The family requests that memorials be made to: Greens Fork Volunteer Fire Dept., 114 Pearl Street, Greens Fork, IN 47345 or Reid Foundation – BRAvo! Fund, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374.
Culberson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James "Larry" Moore
Economny, IN - James “Larry” Moore, age 71, of Economy, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at his residence. James had a long courageous battle with cancer. He fought a good fight and is at peace with the Heavenly Father.
Born October 7, 1942, in Richmond, to Herbert Theodore and Mary Jane Hughes Moore, he was a life-long resident of this area. James was a 1962 graduate of Williamsburg High School. He worked at Richmond Gear as a machinist and tow-motor operator; Maul Brothers, Inc. in shipping; AMCAST as a tow-motor operator; and Achieva Resources Rest Area on I-70 in maintenance. James was a member of the National Rifleman’s Association, Monroe Township Conservation Club, and the Economy Volunteer Fire Department. He liked to trap shoot and fish. James loved the outdoors and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was a very honest man who was full of integrity.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Lamb Moore to whom he was married November 9, 1962; son, Mike (Peggy) Moore of Garrett, Indiana; daughter, Lori (Allen) Hetisimer of Greens Fork; four grandchildren, Angie (Jonathon) Girton, Ana (Stephen) Smith, and Justin and Taylor Hetisimer; three great-grandchildren, Jaxton and Dawson; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Aavyn; parents; and brother, Robert Moore.
Funeral services were Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Pastor Adam Rinehart officiated with burial in Economy Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 4567 Progress Dr., Columbus, IN 47201.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Cody M. McCoy
Churubusco IN - Cody M. McCoy, 27, a native of Churubusco, passed away early Monday, June 23, 2014, at his home in Fort Wayne.
Cody was born on June 3, 1987 in Fort Wayne, a son of Jerry A. and Delores "Dee Dee" (Caudle) McCoy, and had lived all of his life in Churubusco until just recently moving to Fort Wayne.
He graduated from Churubusco High School in 2006, where he excelled in a variety of athletics. Fo...r over seven years he had been employed as a machinist with C&A Tool & Engineering in Churubusco. In his leisure time he enjoyed music, playing his guitar, and was an avid Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds fan. Most of all he was a loving and devoted father to his two sons.
The surviving relatives are his sons Braylon Andrew McCoy of Fort Wayne and Cayden Michael Pequignot of Columbia City; his parents Jerry and Dee Dee McCoy of Churubusco; a sister Tiffany (Jorel) Longardner of Albion; a brother Shawn (Codi Wetzel) McCoy of Churubusco; the maternal grandparents Claude and Rosalee Caudle of Greens Fork; the paternal grandparents Neil and Pat McCoy of Greens Fork; a niece Jaelie Longardner; two nephews Jorian and Jaymin Longardner; a companion and her daughter Adrienne Miller and Laila of Fort Wayne; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Friday in Churubusco United Methodist Church with Pastor Rick Van Horn, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Thursday from 2 to 8 p. m., or at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
The family requests that memorials be directed for his two sons in care of Jerry and Delores McCoy.
To leave an online condolence in Cody's memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net, or find us on Facebook.
James F. Criswell
New Castle, IN - James F. Criswell, 85, of New Castle passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening, June 18th, 2014 at the Henry County Hospital.
He was born December 25th, 1928 in Monticello, Kentucky and was a son of the late Garnett and Edith (Booth) Criswell.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years, having served as a staff sergeant during Korea, and Vietnam. He also worked at the New Castle Chrysler Corporation and enjoyed working with cars. He was a member of the Hagerstown American Legion Post 333.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen (Cross) Criswell of New Castle; four daughters, Carolyn (husband-Bud) Yoder of Kennard, Susan Savage of Fishers, Indiana, Lori Wright of Indianapolis, and Rachel (husband-Chad) Sheridan of Encinitas, California; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Loma Criswell of New Castle; and a brother-in-law, Carl Burke of New Castle. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Criswell; and one sister, Helen Burke.
Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Monday, June 23rd, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel in New Castle with Pastor Bob Schon of Temple Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in the South Mound Cemetery. Military rites were conducted by the Hagerstown American Legion post 333. Friends and family called from 11 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.mainanddavis.com
Lorri Ellen Artman
Greens Fork, IN - Lorri Ellen Artman, 55, of Greens Fork, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 23, 2014, at her home surrounded by family and lifelong friend, Marcia Burns, following a four year, courageous fight with breast cancer.
She was born in New Castle on June 1, 1959, the daughter of late John Claude and Rosemary (Johnson) Andrew, and was a lifelong resident of Wayne County.
Lorri graduated from Indiana University and radiology school at Reid. She worked as a MRI Technician at Reid since 1986, where she enjoyed a close relationship with her co-workers. Lorri was a member of the American Legion Post 333 Auxiliary, and, for the past 15 years, served as a dedicated firefighter and first responder with Greens Fork Volunteer Fire Department.
Lorri was the beloved spouse of Louie Artman, Jr., to whom she was married on June 11, 1988. She was the loving mother of Lindsey Artman and Lucas Artman; cherished sister of John Andrew (Beverly) of Hagerstown and Diane Andrew of Las Vegas, NV. Lorri left behind many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was a dear friend to Joseph Lofton.
Lorri’s kind, gentle, and loving ways will be missed greatly by her family and friends, and by all who crossed her path.
Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 28, at New Testament Church of Christ, in Hagerstown. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, and after 1:30 P.M. Saturday, also at the church. Reverend Jim Slaven will officiate and burial will follow in Brick Cemetery.
The family requests that memorials be made to: Greens Fork Volunteer Fire Dept., 114 Pearl Street, Greens Fork, IN 47345 or Reid Foundation – BRAvo! Fund, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374
Culberson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Theresa Ellen Lakes
Richmond, IN - Theresa Ellen Lakes 82 of Richmond died June 13, 2014 at her home. She was born July 30, 1931 in Richmond to Paul and Pearl Caldwell and lived here all her life. She was a homemaker and formerly owned L&L Restaurant with her husband.
Survivors include her three grandchildren Dawn (Heath) Stinson of Williamsburg, Lori Taylor, and Jason Lakes of Richmond, six great grandchildren Cole and Dacota Taylor, Ashlynn and Anden Stinson, and Cody and Cayla Lakes, one brother Paul (Janice) Caldwell of Centerville, nieces and nephews. Her husband Lewis John ‘L.J.’ Lakes died June 10, 2013, her son Randy died March 16, 2014, her parents, three sisters Martha Newton, Elnore Lewis, and Mary Caldwell, and one brother Bobbie Caldwell are also deceased.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.m. Thursday June 19, 2014 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Mingus officiating. Entombment will be in Earlham Mausoleum. Friends may call from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.
Eleneida R. Waltz
Hagerstown, IN. – Eleneida Ruth Waltz, 96, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 13, 2014 surrounded by her family at Forest Park Healthcare Campus.
She was born on March 13, 1918 to Raymond and Lucille Craig of Jacksonburg, IN.
Eleneida was a 1935 graduate of Hagerstown High School. She was employed by the Wayne County Courthouse, the family owned business as secretary for the Tamworth Swine Association, Kurdy’s Chevrolet, and as manager of the Quaker Hill bookstore until her retirement. After retiring, she worked part-time as a cashier at Interstate 70 and IN. 1 Truck Stop, well into her 80’s.
Eleneida was an avid reader, enjoyed cross-stitching and time with her family. She was known by all who knew her for her cooking, especially for the hundreds of homemade yeast rolls, pies and cakes she has made throughout her lifetime.
She was married to Ralph H. Waltz, former State Representative for Wayne County for several years, on July 3, 1944. They were married for 24 years until his death in 1967. They lived on the family farm on Old State Rd. 1 north of Hagerstown, before moving into Hagerstown after her husband’s death. She remained in town until failing health prompted a move again to her daughter Kathy’s home in Fountain City, IN. She lived with Kathy and her husband Michael who took care of her for nine years before moving into Forest Park Healthcare Campus three months ago.
Eleneida is survived by her four children, Roger Waltz, Milford, MI., Sandra Huddleston, Hagerstown, IN., Kathleen (Michael) Davis, Fountain City, IN., and Jennifer (Mark) Mendenhall, Economy, IN; Grandchildren: James (Kristi) Waltz, John (Natalie) Waltz, Joseph Waltz all of MI, Heather (David) Huddleston, Amber Huddleston, both of Orlando, FL., Billy (Valerie) Sykes of Richmond, IN, Shane (Tami) Scarrette, Hagerstown, IN., Shad (Bryean) Scarrette, Radford, VA., Jeremy Scarrette, Fountain City, IN, Laura (Jeff) Sherrow, Hagerstown, IN., Tony (Cindy) Mendenhall, Richmond, IN, Rusty, Tammy, Kim, Nikki, Danny Waltz all of Columbia, MO., Jeff Waltz, S. Dakota, Bill Waltz, Chuck Waltz, both of MN., Julie Knutson, Omaha, NB., Mike Smith, Hagerstown, IN., Debbie Davis, Richmond ,IN., Mark Smith, Indianapolis, IN.
Great Grandchildren are many as well as several nieces and nephews. They will miss her greatly as she was a big part of their daily lives.
She is also survived by her sister, Rhea Jean McDaniels, Minneapolis, MN., brother Raymond (Martha) Craig Jr., Phoenix, AZ. Daughter-in-laws Betty Waltz, Hagerstown, IN., JoNell Waltz of Columbia, MO.
Eleneida was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons Ralph Jr., Bill, and Fred. A brother Lloyd Craig and a sister Berniece Craig. A grandchild, two great grandchildren, two daughter-in-laws, sister-in-law ,brother-in-law and a nephew.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 1:00PM at Culberson Funeral Home in Hagerstown, IN. Rev. Stan Eastman will officiate. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service, with private family graveside service at West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown.
Memorial contributions may be given to your favorite charity in her memory.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.
Dianne S. Chandler
Richmond, IN - Dianne S. Chandler, 68, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 10, with her sisters at her side.
She was born on October 7, 1945 in Richmond to Richard E. “Gene” and Janet Hunnicutt Bowmer. Dianne was a 1964 graduate of Williamsburg High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Purdue University in 1968.
Dianne recently retired after 28 years as Director of Human Resources at Indiana University East, where she was responsible for developing the HR program from just 200 employees to its current roster of over 800 employees. She enjoyed watching college basketball and ice skating as well as cross-stitching.
Dianne will be missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Jennifer Chandler; grandchildren, Madison Chandler, Kirstie and Austin Williams; sisters, Jeri Toschlog and Barb Bowmer; brother, Larry Bowmer; and nieces and nephews.
Dianne was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial reception will be held between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, in Whitewater Hall on the IU East Campus.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged for the Dianne Chandler Endowed Scholarship, Office of External Affairs, Indiana University East, Springwood Hall 103N, 2325 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, IN 47374-1289, Attn: Stephanie Hays-Mussoni.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .
 
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