Obituaries Nettle Creek Gazette July 26, 2016    
Freda Mae Flannery
Freda Mae Flannery, 91, passed away Thursday morning July 21, 2016 at her home in Pershing while surrounded by her loving family. A daughter of the late Albert and Bertha (Hendrickson) Cowin, Freda was born in Shelbyville, Indiana on March 5, 1925. Formerly of Connersville, she has lived in the Cambridge City-Western Wayne community since the early 1950’s and has made her home in Pershing for the past 17 years. Freda was a homemaker. She raised 10 children, was affectionately known as “Granny” by her family and loved spending time with her grandkids. Freda enjoyed gardening, tending her flowers, embroidery, reading, bird watching, working jigsaw and word search puzzles.
Survivors include 9 children, Brenda (Jerry) Dunaway and Marilyn Flannery of Pershing, Marcella (Darrell Skaggs) Flannery of Centerville, Mary Lloyd of New Orleans, Louisiana, Latina (Duane) Hibbard of Hagerstown, Carl (Wilma) Flannery Sr. of Pershing, Brad and Billy (Sharon) Flannery of Straughn, Carl (Ginger) Flannery Jr. of Cambridge City; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 3 siblings, Roberta Rummell of Connersville, Martha Wilson of Florida and Bill Cowin of Pennville; nieces and nephews.
Freda was preceded in death by her husband, Foster “Minnie Pearl” Flannery on December 4, 2001. They were married in Connersville on March 24, 1951; 1 son, David A. Flannery on October 8, 2009; 1 sister, Carol Sue McKinley and1 brother, Bob Cowin.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Tuesday July 26, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Freda’s nephew, Rev. Gary Cowin will officiate. Burial will follow at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin. Online condolences can be made at
Clarence Neeley Jr.
We are celebrating the going home of Clarence Neeley Jr. on July 16, 2016. He was born February 19, 1948 in McKee, Kentucky to Clarence and Sarah Rolland Neeley Sr., and spent most of his life in Richmond area. He retired from Johns-Manville and was member of Greens Fork Pentecostal Church. Junior was a beloved man by those who knew him. His love and compassion was overwhelming every time you saw him. His witty charm and his comical commentary always had you laughing. Junior was a God loving man. His goal in life was to bring his family together and to Christ.
Survivors include his wife of 4 years Ilene, two daughters Lisa (Lonnie) Creech and Annette (Chris) Sullivan, of Richmond, three step children Gregory (Lori) McCracken of Richmond, Tina (Chris) Shepherd of Hagerstown, and Shawn (Tekeyla) McCracken of Richmond, twenty-two grandchildren, six great grandchildren, five brothers Charles, Bobby (Betty), Leeroy, Nick, and Earl Neeley, one sister Ola (David) Stout, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister Gladys Fine, and four brothers Isaac, Arvil, Everett, and Leonard Neeley.
Funeral services are private and there will be no public calling. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Kenneth D. Bane
Richmond, Ind. – Kenneth D. Bane, age 82, of Richmond, died Thursday, July 14, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born July 14, 1934, in Jacksonburg, Indiana, to Charles and Sylvia Tillson Bane, Ken was a life-long resident of Greens Fork and Richmond. He was a 1952 graduate of Greens Fork High School, attended the Earlham College Institute for Executive Growth, and was a 1972 graduate of the School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. Ken served as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. He started his banking career of 38 years as a teller at Second National Bank (U.S. Bank), rising to Bank President. Ken retired in 1994 as President of U.S. Bank, where he served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Board. He was the 1983 Banker Advocate of the Year for the Small Business Administration of Indiana.
Ken received the Sagamore of the Wabash from Governor Orr. He was involved in many community service organizations all of his life. Ken was a lifetime and proud member of the NRA, former Board President of the YMCA and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Wayne County Foundation and Reid Hospital, and trustee and Heritage Club member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County, where he also received the 2013 Man and Youth Award. Over the years he actively supported Hillcrest Baptist Church, Hillcrest Christian School, Community Christian School, Christ Presbyterian Church, and Cross Road Christian Recovery Center for Women. Ken loved being outdoors, shooting, boating, and fishing. He enjoyed spending family time at Lake James. The love of Ken's life was his family, farm, and especially his grandsons.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Patricia Louise Osborne Bane, to whom he was married on April 27, 1957; children, Kenneth David (Mary Ann) Bane of Richmond and Beth Anne (Michael) Allen of Richmond; grandsons, Kenneth Colton Bane of Richmond, Marshal Thomas Bane of Richmond, Samuel Michael (Jaimee) Allen of Nashville, Tennessee, and Peter Kenneth (Joy) Allen of Winona Lake, Indiana; sisters, Evelyn Harris, Rosalee (Claude) Caudle, Juanita (Stan) Carter, Lucille Coddington, Karen (Ed) Miller, Marjorie McMullen, Delores George, Linda (Bob Hall) Bane, and Kathy (Gary) Adamson; brothers, Gerald (Cornelia) Bane and Charles (Ruth) Bane; sister-in-law, Evelyn Bane; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marcia Campbell; brother, Maurice E. Bane; sister-in-law, Nancy Bane; and brothers-in-law, Reide Harris, Reginald McMullen, Paul George, and Ronald Coddington.
Visitation for Kenneth D. Bane will be from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Christ Presbyterian Church, 350 Henley Road, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016, at Christ Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jim Roszell officiating. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County, 1717 South L Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or IU Health Simon Cancer Center, P.O. Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
David M. Stout
Cambridge City - David Michael Stout, 59, passed away Tuesday morning July 12, 2016 at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. A son of the late Philip and Doris (Brenneman) Stout, David was born in New Castle, Indiana on May 31, 1957. A lifelong resident of the Hagerstown and Cambridge City communities, David graduated from Hagerstown High School with the class of 1976. While in high school he played tuba in the band and was on the varsity basketball team. He had worked for 15 years at Visteon in Connersville as a maintenance supervisor and was currently employed by Holland Colour as a maintenance engineer. David also enjoyed the years he worked with his dad, operating heavy machinery, excavating and doing concrete work. In his leisure, David enjoyed his Oliver tractors, antique tractor pulling, and riding his Harley Davidson. He was a member of the Whitewater Valley Harley Owners Group, and the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, the former Donna F. Peckinpaugh. They were married at the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren on April 8, 1988. 6 children, Eric D. Stout of Port Clinton, OH, Rebekah (Pete) Stout of San Raphael, CA, Michelle D. Stolle of Dublin, Doug (Angie) Snyder of Hagerstown, Missy K. (Shawn) Jackson of Centerville, Danny J. (Kim) Snyder of Centerville; 12 grandchildren; 5 siblings, Jennifer (John) Kutzik of Colorado, Janine Dumitru of Valparaiso, Jeanette Stout of Georgia, Janelle Smiley of Union City and Daniel (Aurelia) Stout of Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
David was preceded in death by his son, David Philip Stout on January 14, 2014; granddaughter, Maleigha Mariah Jackson on February 28, 2014 and nephew, Jacob Dumitru.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday July 19, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. President Joshua Nunnery with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints will officiate. Burial will follow at the Brick Cemetery south of Hagerstown. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday July 18 and prior to the services on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at
Leah L. Henderson
Leah L. Henderson, 86, of Cambridge City passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016 at Ambassador Health Care in Centerville.
She was born on June 14, 1930 in Cambridge City to Chester L. and Sophronia Wickersham Morse and was a 1948 graduate of Lincoln High School.
Leah worked with her husband at the Henderson Store. She was a member of Phi Chi Epsilon Sorority, Cambridge City Christian Church where she served as a Deaconess, a member of the Dorcas Circle, and organized funeral dinners for many families. In her own quiet way, she was a huge support to all her family, the family businesses, and the Church. She loved Cambridge City and lived in and contributed to the community her entire life.
Survivors include her children; Jane (David) Soffe of Bridgwater, England; Candace (Bill) Richardson of Hagerstown; Jeff (Lynda) Henderson and Jerry (Julia) Henderson of Cambridge City; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Leah was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Harold “Bud” Henderson on May 2, 1998, her sister Evelyn Worl, 2 brothers, Howard and Bartine Morse and a grandson, Robert Jeffrey Henderson.
Leah's family would like to thank the staff, nurses and caregivers at Ambassador Healthcare for providing special comfort, support and exceptional care in the last year of her life.
Friends may call at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on July 22 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. prior to the funeral services at 12:00 pm. with Danny Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Cambridge City Christian Church, 106 W. Church Street, Cambridge City, IN 47327.
Online condolences to
Christine Nicole Campbell
Webster, IN - Christina Nicole ‘Niki’ Campbell, age 29, of Webster, Indiana, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, July 8, 2016.
She was born on September 14, 1986, in Richmond, Indiana, to Jay and Brenda Campbell.
Survivors include her parents; brother, Matthew Campbell of Webster, Indiana; paternal grandmother, Lucille Campbell of Richmond; maternal grandparents, Olen and Ellen Lynch of Fountain City, Indiana; and niece, Kharma Campbell of Webster, Indiana. She will be deeply missed by aunts, uncles, cousins, and best friends, Jennifer, Whitney, and the girls in Auburn.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Dorsey Campbell.
Visitation for Niki Campbell will be from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Matt Smith officiating. Burial will be in Elkhorn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Help The Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375.
John E. Grubbs
Hagerstown, IN - John E. Grubbs, 84, passed away Saturday morning July 2, 2016 at Heritage House in New Castle, Indiana. A son of the late Ernest and Lelia (Phenis) Grubbs, John was born in near Modoc in Randolph County, Indiana on July 8, 1931. He graduated from Jacksonburg High School and has lived his entire life in the Jacksonburg and Hagerstown communities. John was a patriot, he served his country as a corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War. Following the war he remained active in caring for the needs of fellow veterans by transporting them to appointments visiting them in nursing homes, delivering care packages and by his memberships in several veterans organizations. John served on the Veterans Council and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars- New Castle Post 1282, AMVETS Post 11 and Hagerstown American Legion Post 333. At Post 333 John had served as Post Commander, Historian and Finance Officer. John received the State of Indiana Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his community service to veterans. John retired from Perfect Circle in Hagerstown where he worked as a millwright. He was also a member of the U.A. W. and in his leisure, enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, gardening and talking on the C.B. radio (handle, “Tin Bender”). He was a member of the Jacksonburg Christian Church.
Survivors include 2 children, Dan Grubbs of Havelock, N. Carolina and Gloria (Bart) Bicknell of Milton; grandchildren, Gabriel and Pam Grubbs of Los Angeles, CA, Celestial Soden of New Bern, NC, Ross (Melissa) Lane of Greensburg, Khrystal Bicknell of Greenwood, Jessica (Colt) Bradley of Woodward, OK and Crystal LaGuera of Texas; 12 great grandchildren; 3 siblings, Rex (Anne) Grubbs of Richmond, Carol Grubbs of Aurora and Beverly Smith of Venice, FL; nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by2 sons, Timothy Grubbs on August 7, 2002 and Tracy Grubbs on November 9, 1980; 1st wife and mother of his children, the former Phyllis J. Glisson and his 2nd wife Eleanor Harvey; 2 sisters, Barbara Zook and Vivian Jarrett; 1 brother, David Grubbs.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on (today)Tuesday July 5 with funeral services at 1 p.m. on Wednesday July 6, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Stan Eastman will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow at the Jacksonburg Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at
Donna Lee Richardson
Connersville, IN - Donna Lee Richardson, 78, of Connersville passed away peacefully Monday evening, July 4, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
A life-long resident of Connersville, she was born March 6, 1938, the only child of Bernard and Kathleen Baker Cain.
She was married in Brownsville, IN to Lloyd Richardson, who passed away in 1982.
For many years until her retirement, she was employed with Greene Manufacturing of Connersville.
She enjoyed cooking and spending time with outdoor activities.
Survivors include a son, Blake Allen and wife, Andrea, of Connersville; two grandsons, Danny Allen and wife, Melissa, of Liberty, IN and Mark Allen and wife, Kelly, of Greensfork, IN; she is blessed with several great-grandchildren; and her beloved companion dog, Jacki.
Beside her husband, she is preceded in death by a son, Steve Allen; two grandsons, Toby Allen and Brandon Allen.
A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at the convenience of the family. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements and friends may visit at
Patty Ann Hunter
Economy, IN - Patty Ann Hunter, age 44, of Economy, died Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Reid Health.
Born October 16, 1971, in Richmond, Indiana, to Andy and Iva Phillips Bryant, Patty lived in Richmond for most of her life. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Survivors include her children, Joey Bryant, Josh (Miranda) Hunter, Justin Hunter, and Jacob Hunter, all of Richmond, Indiana; grandchildren, Xavier Hunter, Adaleigha Hunter, C.J. Hunter, and Elaina Ann Hunter; mother, Iva Bryant of Richmond; sisters, Karen Miller of Richmond, Indiana, and Vicky (Tom) Cones of Economy, Indiana; brothers, Andy (Jess) Bryant of Richmond, Indiana, and Rick (Linda) Bryant of Alabama; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Andy Bryant; sister, Debbie ‘Boots’ Bryant; and step-father, George Fisher.
Patty’s family would like to thank the Reid Health 5th floor east wing nurses for their special care.
Visitation for Patty Ann Hunter will be from 12 to 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Chaplain Jon Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
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