Obituaries Nettle Creek Gazette May 3, 2016    
Shirley Lucille Mahoney
Shirley Lucille Mahoney, 85, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, April 30, 2016, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.
She was born near Hagerstown on September 2, 1930 to Charles and Helen (Harvey) Myers and was a life long resident of the area.
Shirley was a member of Hagerstown First United Methodist Church. At a young age she was a professional tap dancer and xylophone player and performed with the Jack Kurkowski Xylophone Band. As her last career, Shirley was a successful real estate broker. She was an avid bridge player.
Survivors include two sons, Mark Mahoney (Julia) of Maynardville, TN and David Mahoney of Palmetto, FL; a granddaughter, Katherine Mahoney of Maynardville, TN; a brother, Donald Myers, of Hagerstown; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Myron Mahoney on April 21, 2016 and a sister-in-law, Judith Myers.
Services were Tuesday, May 3rd at Culberson Funeral Home with Pastor Rodney Frieden officiating. Burial was in West Lawn Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.
Frieda E. Peek
Lafayette, IN - Frieda E. Peek, 90, of Lafayette, died peacefully in her sleep April 22.
Frieda was born June 1, 1925 in Hagerstown, Indiana, to Marion and Oma Reed. Frieda graduated from Ball State Teacher’s College. She was a high school History and English teacher and Audio Visual Director at Southwestern and Lafayette Jefferson High Schools. Her love of books and reading led her to be the volunteer librarian for her church, Central Presbyterian, for many years.
Frieda was a loving wife and mother and will be missed by her surviving husband of 59 years, John, their children Tom Peek, and Mick (Debbie) Peek, and their grandchildren: Heather, Zach, Elizabeth, Christian and Ben. She is also survived by her husband’s children, Rob (Sandie) Peek, and Nancy (Don) Rowley and their children Jay, Carl, Tanya, and Brian.
A private celebration of life will be held at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Instead of flowers Memorial contributions may be sent to the Library Fund at Central Presbyterian Church Lafayette.
Martha Louise Taylor
Dublin, IN - Martha Louise Taylor, 90, passed away Friday April 22, 2016 at the home of her son Kevin in Maysville, N. Carolina.
A daughter of the late John H. and Hazel Venora (Wheatley) Thom, Martha was born in Dublin, Indiana on March 24, 1926. A lifelong Dublin resident, Martha attended Dublin School and had worked at Perfect Circle in Hagerstown during World War II. She was a homemaker, a loving mother and grandmother and member of the Dublin Gospel Mission Church.
Survivors include 3 children, Cathy Coryell of Salisbury, N.C., Karen Sherwood of Archdale, N.C. and Kevin of Maysville, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; 1 sister, Dorothy “Dottie” Moistner of Cambridge City; nieces and nephews.
Martha was preceded in death by her 1st husband, John Haynes on June 22, 1953; 2nd husband, Henry Taylor on January 26, 2004; son, David Haynes on November 3, 2006; grandson, John Henry Haynes; great grandson, Brandon Shook; 2 sisters, Rachel Schockley and Ellen Salmons; and 2 infant sisters, Alta and Donna Thom; 5 brothers, Edwin, John, Paul, Charles and Merrill Thom.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. on Friday April 29, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Scott Moistner officiated. Burial followed at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday April 28th and prior to the services on Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Earl James Musselman
Richmond, IN - Earl James Musselman 92 of Richmond passed away April 30, 2016 at Reid Health after a short illness. He was born September 22, 1923 in New Castle to Herschal and Mae Nicholson Musselman and lived here all of his life.
He worked for Dairy Maid for 20 years and retired from E.G. Hills after 21 years.
He served in the Army during WWII as a Tech Sergeant in the 65th signal corp.
He enjoyed his grandchildren.
Earl is survived by his two sons James (Jackie) Musselman of Richmond, Richard and Tammy Musselman of Union City, two daughters Patty (Glenn) Mullins of Sterling, AK., Carolyn Wilhelm of Richmond, seven grandchildren Cheri Dilauro of West Harwich, MA., Gregg Mullins of Sterling, AK., Laura Goldthwaite of Sterling, AK., Kelsey Jo Musselman of Brownsburg, Nicholas Musselman of Muncie, Amanda Mize of Lynn, Lori Brush of Webster, thirteen great grand children, one great -great grandson, one sister Ruby Musselman of Richmond, several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Martha who passed away in 2006, son Jerry Duane Musselman, son-in-law Robert Wilhelm, one sister June McDaniel, four brothers Merle, Kenneth, Charles, Delmer Musselman, two ½ brothers Wilbur and Harold Musselman.
Services will be 11:00AM Thursday May 5, 2016 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens with military rites. Friends may call from 5-8 Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com
Carolyn I. Healton
Richmond, IN - Carolyn I. Healton, age 83, of Richmond, died Friday, April 22, 2016, at Village Green Health Campus in Greenville, Ohio.
Born September 9, 1932, in Greens Fork, Indiana, to Clyde and Verbena Howard Davis, Carolyn lived all of her life in this area.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Raymond Healton, to whom she was married on October 9, 1948; daughters, Connie (Jerry) Johnson of North Fort Myers, Florida, and Candy Kay (Scott) Null of New Madison, Ohio; two grandchildren, Christina Ibrahim and April Highley; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; nieces; and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, June Powell; and brother, Howard Davis.
Visitation for Carolyn I. Healton will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Chaplain Candy Kay Null officiating. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery in Hagerstown, Indiana.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Robert Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Pearson
Richmond, IN - Robert Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Pearson, age 60, of Richmond, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at his home.
Born November 27, 1955, in Kennett, Missouri, to Robert ‘Bob’ and Ludie Hall Pearson, Jeff had lived in Richmond for 20 years. He was a 1974 graduate of Marion High School where he was the number one pitcher in Indiana. Jeff worked as a Route Salesman. He coached baseball throughout his life and was a mentor to many of the players. Jeff enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals and the Indiana Hoosiers. He loved watching his children and grandchildren compete in sports.
Survivors include his daughter, Stacey (Patrick) Vinson of Hagerstown, Indiana; sons, Ryan (Bethann) and Nathan (Amber) Pearson, both of Connersville, Indiana, Nolan (Meghan) Pearson of Fishers, Indiana, and Tyler Pearson of Richmond; 15 grandchildren; sister, Gayla Slater; brothers, Larry, Rick, and Tony Pearson; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild, Andrew ‘Drew’ Pearson.
A memorial visitation for Robert Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Pearson will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Anton Payne officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Myron Eugene Mahoney
Hagerstown, IN - Myron Eugene Mahoney, 85, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Morrison Woods Rehab Center, Muncie, where he had resided for the past few weeks.
He was born near Hagerstown on September 4, 1930 to Cletis and Lois (Root) Mahoney and was a life long resident of the area.
Myron was a member of Hagerstown First United Methodist Church and a member and past-president of Hartley Hills Country Club. He enjoyed golfing, boating and playing bridge with friends. He owned and operated New Castle Welding for many years. For many years, he wintered at Perdia Golf and Country Club, Bradenton, FL.
Survivors include his high school sweetheart and wife of 67 years, Shirley (Myers) Mahoney; two sons, Mark Mahoney (Julia) of Maynardville, TN and David Mahoney of Palmetto, FL; a granddaughter, Katherine Mahoney of Maynardville, TN; a brother, Phillip Mahoney (Sharon) of Connersville and a sister, Barbara Oehlert (E.A.) of Brentwood, CA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Mahoney; a sister-in-law, Dottie Mahoney and a brother-in-law, Richard Fisher.
Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday, April 25, at Culberson Funeral Home. Pastor Rodney Frieden will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 P.M. Sunday.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the donor's favorite charity, in Myron's memory.,
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com
Bernice Maxine Duker (Wickes)
Cambridge City, IN - Bernice Maxine Duker (Wickes), 93 of Cambridge City, Indiana and Hood Canal, WA died 17 April 2016 in Muncie, Indiana with her daughter, Ann Wieseke, at her side. Mac (as she was called by many) was also surrounded by the thoughts and prayers of her extended family and friends across the U.S.
The eldest child of Edwin and Ruby Wickes, she was born 6 July, 1922 in Pennville, IN. Her family soon moved to a big house overlooking her beloved Lake Wehi in East Germantown, IN. There as she and three younger brothers (David, Robert, Lloyd) grew up playing and working at the Lake Wehi Resort. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Cambridge City in 1939 and later attended Indiana Business College in Muncie, Indiana and Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. During World War II she worked for the Wayne County Ration Board-in the first of several jobs that involved accounting and numbers-one of her passions. The other was writing detailed lists of daily activities. She moved from Indiana after she married James W. Duker (another 1939 Lincoln HS grad) in 1945 and they moved to Southern California where her children (Gary, a first wedding anniversary present) and Ann were were born. As the family grew their motorcycle was replaced by a brand new post-war 1939 Chevy. There would be many moves for them as the Marine Corps transferred Jim from the Territory of Hawaii, North and South Carolina, Florida, and finally back to Southern California. In retirement they built homes in Florida and Hood Canal, Washington State. Retirement also meant traveling for her and Jim. Together they wore-out two campers crisscrossing the U.S. visiting all the states except for Vermont-which she was quick to point out. Always adventurous, Mac and Jim hiked the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim multiple times and made several big road trips to Alaska. They even found time to explore Australia. In later years, Mac and Jim would return to Cambridge City for the annual Lincoln HS reunions.
Mac returned to Cambridge City to be close to her extended Wickes family following the death of Jim in 2011 after 64 years of marriage.
Her last year was one of many ups and downs. But a highlight for her was a family picnic at Lake Wehi and one last chance to get into the lake with the help of family.
She is survied by her son Gary (Joyce) Duker of Seattle, Washington and daughter Ann (Mike) Wieseke of Muncie, Indiana, four grandchildren; Ian Wieseke (Shannon), Trevor Wieseke (Eleanor), Gretchen Carriero (Joseph) and Joel Duker (Nicole); plus six great-grandchildren Alaina, Marshal, Emma, Henry, Holden, and Dallas; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her three brothers.
On Friday, April 29, 2016, friends may call from 10:00 am until the start of the funeral service at 11:00 am at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with Rev. Jerry Mielke officating. Burial will follow in Zion's Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing with a reception afterwards at the church.
In lieu of flowers, in honor of care given for Ian, Joel, Emma and Dallas, contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital, 30 South Meridian St., Ste. 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509; or Peyton Manning Children's Hopital at St. Vincents, 8402 Harcourt Rd., Ste. 210, Indianapolis, IN 46260; or Seattle Children's Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 4800 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Tracy Ellen Shelton
Hagerstown, IN - Tracy Ellen Shelton, 55, of Hagerstown, died at her home on Saturday, April 16, 2016, following a long illness. She was born in Richmond on January 9, 1961 to Theodore J. and Norma Jean (Martin)Knapp and lived most of her life in the Hagerstown area.
Tracy was a former employee of Riverside Manufacturing in New Castle.
Survivors include her mother, Norma Knapp, of Richmond; two children, Stacy Cantwell of Gilbert, AZ and Lucas Jerome Shelton of Muncie: two grandsons, Oliver and William Cantwell; a brother, Brady Crayton Knapp (Janet) of Bedford; two nephews, Trevor and Brent and a niece, Brittany.
Memorial services for Tracy will be announced at a later date.Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com
Robert Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Pearson
Richmond, IN - Robert Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Pearson, age 60, of Richmond, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at his home.
Born November 27, 1955, in Kennett, Missouri, to Robert ‘Bob’ and Ludie Hall Pearson, Jeff had lived in Richmond for 20 years. He was a 1974 graduate of Marion High School where he was the number one pitcher in Indiana. Jeff worked as a Route Salesman. He coached baseball throughout his life and was a mentor to many of the players. Jeff enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals and the Indiana Hoosiers. He loved watching his children and grandchildren compete in sports.
Survivors include his daughter, Stacey (Patrick) Vinson of Hagerstown, Indiana; sons, Ryan (Bethann) and Nathan (Amber) Pearson, both of Connersville, Indiana, Nolan (Meghan) Pearson of Fishers, Indiana, and Tyler Pearson of Richmond; 15 grandchildren; sister, Gayla Slater; brothers, Larry, Rick, and Tony Pearson; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild, Andrew ‘Drew’ Pearson.
A memorial visitation for Robert Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Pearson will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Anton Payne officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Mary J. Miller
Eldorado,OH - Mary J. (Reeves) Miller, age 73, of Eldorado, OH died Monday, April 18, 2016 in Eaton. Born on March 10, 1943 in Richmond, IN, she was the daughter of the late William and Sylvia (Wilson) Reeves. Mary enjoyed sewing and gardening. Preceded in death by her Husband: Philip G. “Phil” Miller in 2007, six siblings: William Reeves, Sylvia Elaine Scammahorn, Carol Frankhouse, David Reeves, Michael Reeves and Martha A. Plankenhorn.
Survived by Sons and daughters-in-law: Dean & Brenda Miller and Christopher & Terri Miller both of Eldorado, OH; Daughter and son-in-law: Keri & Frederick Osswald of Eaton, OH; Sister: Phyllis Johnson, Richmond, IN; Brother: Robert Reeves, Greenville, Michigan. Grandchildren: Jacob & Elizabeth Miller, Blake, Grace and Logan Osswald.
Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 23, 2016 atWares Chapel United Methodist Church, 1060 Foos Rd., West Manchester, OH, with Pastor Laura Thomas officiating. Inurnment will be held in Wares Chapel Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 4 – 7 P.M. at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to Barnes Funeral Home-220 East Main Street, Eaton, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Ohio Southwest Region, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206,American Heart Association, 5455 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214 or North Central Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 156,West Manchester, OH 45382. Condolences may be sent to the family via Guest Book at www.barnesfuneralhome. com.
Joe Alan Hunt
Pershing, IN– Joe Alan Hunt, 61, of Pershing, Indiana passed away at his home on Monday, April 11, 2016. He was born on December 15, 1954 in New Castle, Indiana. A lifelong resident of the Western Wayne area, Joe attended Milton Elementary School and graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1972 where he played basketball and baseball. He worked as a carpenter and in his leisure enjoyed playing pool, hotrod cars, watching the Chicago Bears and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Joe was a member of the Sons of the American Legion.
Survivors include his mother, Grace (Lockwood) Phillips of Centerville; daughter, Sybil (Jason) Norberg of Washington state; sons, Tucker Joe (Amber Parker) Hunt of Cambridge City, Matthew Dennis (Danielle Drew) Hunt of Hagerstown, Wyatt Coy Hunt of Florida; 5 grandchildren; siblings, Julia Ann (David) Holloway of Louisville, Kentucky, Victor Jr. (Patty) Hunt of Milton, Dennis Hunt of Centerville; aunt JoAnn Fellman of Richmond; several nieces and nephews.
Joe was preceded in death by his father, Victor James Hunt on December 21, 2011; aunt, Mary DeAnne on December 29, 2015.
Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Westside Cemetery, Milton. Larry McDaniel will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
JoAnne Creech
Webster,IN - JoAnne Creech, 67, went to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by family and friends at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at her residence.
She was born in Richmond on July 6, 1948 to Ernest Leon Faddis and Alice Marie (Evans) Faddis. Both parents precede her in death.
JoAnne married Ray E. Creech on December 26, 1964 at Fountain City Methodist Church.
She retired from Reid Hospital where she worked as a Surgery Tech.
JoAnne was a member of Webster United Methodist Church in Webster, IN. She enjoyed gardening and flowers and she never wanted to pass by a rummage sale sign without stopping, but the joy of her life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Ray E. Creech of Webster, IN; daughter, Jennifer R. (husband, Randy) DuVall of Fountain City, IN; son-in-law, Reagan A. Lanter of Fountain City, IN; grandchildren, Danielle (husband, Monty) York, Miranda Smith, Randy (wife, Chelsea) DuVall Jr. and Zachary DuVall; great-grandchildren, Leah, Briar, Noah, Payten and Harper; 4 brothers; 2 sisters; several nieces and nephews.
She is also preceded in death by her daughter, Jolene Lanter and son, Ray Eugene Creech Jr.
JoAnne will be cremated.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. April 16, 2016 at Webster United Methodist Church, 3195 Webster Road, Webster, IN 47392.
A memorial visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Webster United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to Webster United Methodist Church, 3195 Webster Road, Webster, IN 47392` or Reid Health Hospice, 1100 Reid Parkway Suite 125, Richmond, IN 47374
Online condolences may be sent to www.keplingerfuneralhome.com.
Geneva D. Whalen Shiverdecker
Centervile, IN - Geneva D. Whalen Shiverdecker 83 of Centerville died April 8, 2016 at her home after a short illness. She was born October 1, 1932 in Farmers, Kentucky to Roy A. and Vina Alfrey McClurg and moved to the Richmond area 75 years ago.
She was a homemaker and member of Central Christian Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother and enjoyed her family.
Survivors include eight children Barry (Debbie) Whalen of Fountain City, Phillip Whalen of Richmond, Karen Whalen of Fountain City, Kathy Whalen of Richmond, Allen Whalen of Fountain City, Michael (Donna) Whalen of Centerville, Randy (Debbie) Whalen of Richmond, and Robert (Barb) Whalen of Richmond, eighteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph L. Shiverdecker, her parents, and one brother Howard E. McClurg.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.m. Wednesday April 13, 2016 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Irwin officiating. Burial will be in Chester Cemetery. Friends may call 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Shriners Hospitals 3229 Burnet Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 or 1900 Richmond Road Lexington, Kentucky 40502. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.
Edith Pauline Farmer
Greens Fork, IN - Edith Pauline Farmer, 92, a long time resident of the Greens Fork area, died Friday, April 8, 2016, at Westminster Village North, Indianapolis.
She was born in Roane County, TN on October 29, 1923 to David and Mamie Farmer. She lived in Wayne County since the age of 2. She was a member of Salem Primitive Baptist Church, where she served as clerk for 27 years. In 1984, she retired from Knollenberg's Department Store following 33 years of employment.
Survivors include a brother, Clyde Farmer of Bettendorf, IA; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by siblings Leona Weimer, Alma Esselburn, Melvin Farmer and Robert Farmer.
Visitation will be 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 13, at Culberson Funeral Home. Services will follow at 2:00 P.M. Elder Brian Ballenger will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Baptist Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com
Helen L. Litton
Hagerstown, IN - Helen L. Litton, 87, a long time Hagerstown resident, died Wednesday, April 7, 2016, at Stonebrooke Rehab Center, New Castle, where she had resided for the past two years.
She was born in Cincinnati, OH on July 13, 1928 to John and Hilda (Windmiller) Benedict and lived most of her life in the Hagerstown area.
Helen was a former member of Order of Eastern Star at Losantville.
Survivors include two daughters, Pam Knost (Duane) and Ginger Litton, both of New Castle; two granddaughters, Katrina Hanavan (James) of Speedway and Tabathia Dalton (Aaron) of Muncie; four great-grandchildren, Noah and Jonah Hanavan and William and Ariah Feaster; seven siblings, Harold Benedict, Rosemary Mastin, Don Benedict, Patricia Healton, Shirley Gray, Gussey Lindsey and Linda Massengale; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Litton, in 2004 and four siblings, infant brother, Ronnie Benedict, Emma Lou Massengale, Albert "Junior" Benedict and Mildred Adkins. .Visitation will be 5 to 7 P.M. Monday, April 11, at Culberson Funeral Home. Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Pastor Rick Schoeff will officiate. Burial will follow at Nettle Creek Friends Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.
Gloria A. De Wit
Richmond, IN - Gloria A. De Witt 75 of Richmond died April 1, 2016 at Reid Hospital after a short illness. She was born May 1, 1940 in Economy to Robert and Edith Beard Gamber and lived here most of her life. She retired from Reid Hospital. She also was an antique dealer, and taught guitar and piano. Gloria was member of First Friends Meeting, and volunteered at the Wayne County Museum working with the textile collections.
Survivors include two children Alan De Witt of Boston and Dawn (Greg) Brooks of Venice Beach, California three grandchildren Cassondra De Witt, Rhiley De Witt, and Violet De Witt-Brooks, one great grandson Ryne Springer, her sister Kathy (Bill) Reece of Boston, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister Carolyn DeBolt.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday April 16, 2016 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Phil Baisley officiating. Burial will be in Economy Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Saturday April 16, 2016 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Wayne County Museum for the Textile Collection 1150 North A Street Richmond, Indiana 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.
Gregg T. Schutte
Richmond, IN - Gregg T. Schutte, age 59 of Richmond, IN was killed Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in a truck accident on U.S. Rt 27 & Indiana 32 in Winchester, IN.
Born on August 23, 1956 in Hamilton, OH, Gregg was a 1975 graduate of National Trail High School. He was a truck driver for 28 years at the Richmond Recycling Center. Member of Sugar Grove Community Church in Greens Fork, IN; Cleveland Browns avid fan; enjoyed fishing, John Wayne, trading cars and a member of the Civil War reenactment 5th Virginia Unit.
Preceded in death by his father: Norbert J. Schutte in 1999; twin brother: Craig A. Schutte in 2011.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years: Diana L. (Davies) Schutte; children: C. Christopher (Stephanie) Wright of Richmond, IN and Adam Jacob (Latisha) Schutte of Fountain City, IN; Mother: Gladys J. (Hemmelgarn) Schutte of Richmond, IN; grandson: Matthew (Kristin) Wright; Sister: Rebecca A. Borck of New Paris, OH; Brother: Charles A. Schutte of Arcanum, OH; Numerous nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Friday April 8, 2016 at Barnes Funeral Home at 109 West Main Street - New Paris, OH. The funeral service will be held on 10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the funeral home with Pastor Adam Rinehart officiating. Interment will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery at Greens Fork, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sugar Grove Community Church 6404 Sugar Grove Road at Greens Fork, IN 47345.
Online condolences may be sent to the family via the Web site at www.barnesfuneralhome.com
Carl DeWayne Shore
Mooreland, IN - Carl DeWayne Shore, 83, a resident of Mooreland passed away Monday April 4, 2016 at his residence while surrounded by family. He was born October 25, 1932 in Henry County to the late Howard and Esther (Ammerman) Shore. He was married to the love of his life, Lela May (Walker) Shore, for 63 years before her passing in 2013.
Carl retired from Dana following 33 years of service. Growing up on a farm, Carl learned both farming and carpentry from his father. Carl became a skilled carpenter and even built his own home where he has resided the past 59 years. Having a soft soul and a heart of gold, his hobby was to help others. Carl also enjoyed fishing trips to Canada and flying model airplanes.
Carl was a member of the New Testament Church in Hagerstown. He was a 46 year member of the Hagerstown F & A.M Lodge No. 49 where Carl became a Master Mason and served as Worshipful Master in 1977. Carl achieved the honor of 33rd degree Mason, the highest Masonic degree, with the Indianpolis Scottish Rite. He was also a member of the Murat Shriners, NRA, Moose Lodge, Eastern Star, and Academy of Model Aviation.
Survivors include daughters, Connie Sue (Roger) Morris of Hagerstown; Cathy (Kenneth) Teague of Hagerstown, Carol (Bob) Huffine of Mooreland and a son, Ike (Dana) Shore of Hagerstown; grandchildren, Stacey Morris, Todd (Darcy) Morris, Amanda (Scott) Study, Kylee (Marty) Bowling, Krista Teague, Amber (David) Blevins, Derrek Huffine, Carrie (Chris) Pruitt, Jake (Jamie) Shore; twelve great grandchildren; siblings; Marion “Gene” Shore of Henry County, Helen (Vechel) Scott of Fl; sister-in-law; Martha Shore of New Castle.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Lela May (Walker) Shore; and a brother; Don Shore.
Services will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday, April 8, 2016 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Reverend Paul Gearhardt officiating. Masonic Rites will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. by the Hagerstown F & A.M. Lodge No. 49. Burial will follow in Mooreland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. prior to the service on Friday. Memorial contributions may be given to the IU Ball Hospice, 2401 W. University Ave., Muncie, IN 47303. Condolences and memories of Carl may be expressed at www.hinsey-brown.com.
Betty M. Risch
Hagerstown, IN - Mrs. Betty M. Risch, 93, of Hagerstown, died Monday, April 4, 2016, at Heritage of Huntington, Huntington, IN.
Betty was born in Connersville on April 30, 1922, to Lewis and Lorena (Selby) Zacharias. She married Wilbert (Bill) Risch in 1940. Throughout their 60 years together they called many places home including Connersville, Indianapolis, Hagerstown as well as Trenton, OH.
Betty had several jobs throughout her life. Her real focus was always creating great memories while caring and cooking for her family. Sewing, reading and gardening were lifelong passions, as was a love for the Hagerstown community that she had come to claim as her own. Betty had deeply rooted religious beliefs and was a wonderful role model to many. She will always be remembered as “Granny” to her family and their friends.
Survivors include three children, Ron Risch (Rita) of Dawsonville, GA, Babette Hindle (Allan) of Huntington, IN, Kevin Risch (Melissa) of Richmond, IN; eight grandchildren, Celeste (Jim) Dickman, Yvonne Brower, Angela (Dave) Lahmann, John Shannon (Dawn) Risch, Alysia Hindle, Ian Hindle, Mason Hindle, Christopher Murray; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert (Bill) Risch, and a sister, Phyllis Griner.
Visitation will be on Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 10:00 A.M..to 10:30 A.M. at Culberson Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 11:00 A.M. at West Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Hagerstown Jefferson Township Library.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com
William T. Stout
Greens Fork, IN - William T. Stout, 92, of Greens Fork, died at his home on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. He was born in Hagerstown to Clarence B. and Thelma (Byrket) Stout on December 10, 1923, the oldest of four children. He attended grade and high school in Hagerstown, graduating from Hagerstown High School. He had completed two years of engineering at Purdue when called to serve his country. He married Ruth Lucile Lumpkin on December 31, 1942 and entered the service February 1943. He was assigned to the 91st Battalion of the US Naval Construction Battalions hence the word “Seabees”. He served overseas in the South Pacific for 25 months. He joined the Seabees because he wanted to help in the war effort but not be involved in the hand to hand fighting. His Seabee Battalion built many base hospitals, destroyer and submarine repair bases, staging areas for troops going to the front and several chapels where worship services were performed each Sunday, airstrips and air bases. As the war kept moving up from the South Pacific he moved from Milne Bay, New Guinea to Finchafen, New Guinea and then on to the Philippines.
On returning home from the service he started farming in the Hagerstown community and continued farming in the general area until he reached 80 years of age when he rented his farm to a neighbor. In that time he also served the community by becoming a Director on the local REMC Board for 22 years, with seven years serving as President of the Board. He also served on the statewide REMC Board for over ten years as a representative of the local Board.
But his true love was his large family and his church, The Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren. He and his wife Ruth were elected as Life-Term Deacons in the council meeting in 1947. He served the church in many capacities through the years by being a SS Teacher for over 60 years. He also served as Chairman of the Executive Board and Moderator for more than 30 years. He and Ruth were true adventurers and had traveled widely through the years. They had visited all 50 states and more than 30 countries around the world.
He was especially proud of his family and kept in touch with all through many e-mails.
Survivors include his wife of 73 years Ruth, Ward Stout (Dori) of Salem, SC, Jeanne Maddock (Mel) of Greens Fork, Barbara Winterer (Bob) of Ft. Myers, FL, Neil Stout (Janice) of Lawrence, KS, Claire Sullivan (Mark) of Economy, a sister Janice Coleman of West Lafayette. His family consists of 21 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Thelma, two younger brothers Phillip and Murray, and three brother-in-laws Harold, Howard and Frank Lumpkin. He and Ruth also lost their eldest daughter, Theresa Anne Poole (Jack) to a massive brain tumor in August, 2010.
Visitation will be Monday, April 11, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., at the Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren, with services following at 1:00 P.M. Pastor Brian Mackie will officiate. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Heifer International or Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren.
Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com
Nola A. Hatfield
Hagerstown, IN - Nola A. Hatfield, age 95, of Hagerstown, died peacefully at home Saturday, April 2, 2016.
Born September 7, 1920, Nola was a loving mother and friend. She was one of the founding members of the New Testament Church of Christ and an active member of the church. A very artistic and creative person, she ran a cake decoration and catering business for many years.
She will be missed by her children, Penny (Dave) Wallace, Teddi McCune of Clearwater, Florida, Noni (Ken) Kreutz of San Marcos, California, and Tucker (Lisa) Hatfield of Kirkland, Washington, 11 grandchildren, and many great and great-great grandchildren, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry, their infant daughter, Germaine, her sister Alta Hilbert, and mother and father, Martin and Ethel Hoover.
A celebration of Nola's life will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the New Testament Church of Christ, PO Box 46, Hagerstown, IN 47346
Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com
Richard Duane "Dick" Beard
Hagerstown, IN - Richard Duane "Dick" Beard, 74, a long time Hagerstown resident, died Monday, April 4, 2016, at IU Health Ball Hospital, Muncie.
He was born at New Castle on September 12, 1941 to Charles and Thelma (Fowler) Beard. He resided in Hagerstown until moving to Richmond three years ago.
He was former co-owner of Beard and Johnson Texaco in Hagerstown, and a retired employee of Perfect Circle / Dana Corp.
Survivors include three siblings, Charles R. Beard (Michelle) of Myrtle Beach, SC, John R. Beard (Nancy) of Lake City, FL and Judy Bifulk (Joel) of Maple Grove, MN; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 1 to 3 P.M. Saturday, April 9, at Culberson Funeral Home. Services will follow at 3:00 P.M. with burial in West Lawn Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com
 
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