Obituaries Nettle Creek Gazette February 5, 2016    
D. Wayne Sanastine

D. Wayne Sananstine 71 of Richmond died peacefully at his home February 4, 2016. He was born September 9, 1944 in London, Kentucky and lived here most of his life.
He retired from Transilwrap where he worked as a plastic extruder and supervisor. He was a volunteer fire fighter for the Williamsburg Fire Department. Wayne was a Jack of All Trades and liked to fix things. He was the #1 hero of his family. Survivors include his wife of 51 years Bea, two daughters Diane (Todd) Niedbalski of Williamsburg, and Brenda (Ryan) Rainey of Union City, four grandchildren Ricki, Justin, Brittney, and Dustin, great grandchildren, his half-brothers and sister. He is preceded in death by his mother Pearl McQueen.
Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Webster Cemetery. There will be no public calling. Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.

Robert J. "Bob" Corbett
Robert J. "Bob" Corbett, USMC (Ret.), of the Webster community, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 2, at Reid Health in Richmond.
He was born on July 17, 1928 in Detroit Michigan. Mr. Corbett made a career serving his country in the United States Marine Corps from the end of World War Two through the Korean War, Vietnam War and a deployment to Lebanon. He also served as a recruiter for many years. He remained active in the Marine Corps League and was a Past Commandant of the Department of Indiana and Richmond Detachment. He also formerly was a counselor and instructor at IVY Tech. He was a member and sang in the Glee Club of Richmond Masonic Lodge #196; member and Scooter Patrol member of Tarum Shrine; and member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a faithful member of St. Andrew Catholic Church.
Mr. Corbett will be missed by his step-son & daughter-in-law, Rick & Jana Jay; daughter & son-in-law, Debbie & Dan Peterson; grandchildren, Andrea, Alyssa, Traye, Tessa and Christy; sister-in-law, Marilyn Clarke and brother-in-law, Stuart Jay; and many nieces & nephews. Mr. Corbett was preceded in death by his parents and wife of nearly 44 years, Margaret M. Corbett, who passed away on September 25, 2015.
Interment was in Webster Cemetery on Friday, February 5th at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 3001 East 30th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46218; Greens Fork Animal Clinic, 8089 Indiana 38, Greens Fork, IN 47345; or Marine Toys For Tots Foundation, 200 South 9th Street, Richmond, IN 47374. Condolences may be expressed online at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com.
Virginia F. Hormel
Hagerstown, IN - Virginia Hormel, 96, went to be with her Lord on February 1, 2016 at Friends Fellowship Community.
She was born in Richmond, IN on September 17, 1919 to Claude and Edna Moore Eller. Virginia was a 1937 graduate of Morton High School, Richmond, IN. She was a member of Hagerstown First United Methodist Church, past member of UMW Morning Glory
Circle and church quilt group.
Virginia worked as a secretary for Perfect Circle/Dana Corporation for 30 years, was a member 25-Year Club and the Perfect Circle Singing Secretaries. Upon retirement she wrote a column titled "Retiree Ranblings" for Dana's "Circle Talk Magazine".
She and her husband, Charles (Bud), resided in Hagerstown until retirement then wintered in Zephryhill, FL. After returning from Florida they moved to Friends Fellowship Community.
Virginia had many interests, including cross stitch, quilting, crafting, reading, music, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with family and friends.
Virginia is survived by her children, Gary (Carol) Hormel of Hagerstown and Claudia Ann Fallis of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Rhonda Fallis, Rebekah (Bob) Cunningham, Rick Fallis all of Indianapolis and Carla (Brad) Ballenger of Centerville, IN; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; nieces and a nephew. She also leaves a special visitation friend Martha Giggy.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Friends Fellowship Community Staff, too numerous to mention, for all the care given to Virginia while she was a resident
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Charles "Bud" Hormel on June 1, 2010. her parents, brother, Keith Eller, a grandson and a nephew.
Friends may gather at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Waskom
Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. A service will begin at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions be given to Friends Fellowship Community Endowment Fund
Online condolences may be made at www.waskoms.com
Mary Hartman
Richmond, IN - MaryL.(Kelsay) Hartman, 98, of Richmond, died Thursday, January 28, at Friends Fellowship Community. She was born March 20, 1917, in Anderson, Ind., a daughter of the late Guy H. and Cassie (Wiltsie) Kelsay.
Mrs. Hartman studied at Earlham College and graduated from Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia. She worked as a home extension agent in Clarion and Clearfield counties in Pennsylvania and in Fayette County, Ind.
Mrs. Hartman met her husband, Paul Hartman, during her work in Pennsylvania. They became engaged in 1942, shortly before he was drafted for WWII. During his service in Europe, she purchased a farm near Greens Fork and farmed it by herself without electricity or running water. She taught home economics and other subjects at Whitewater and Greens Fork schools. She and Mr. Hartman were married on January 13, 1946, immediately after his return from the war. In addition to raising four children, Mrs. Hartman worked in food service at Earlham College and Reid Hospital. She served as the food service director and dietitian at Richmond State Hospital for 14 years.
Mrs. Hartman was a superb seamstress, gardener, and cook. She enjoyed food preservation, reading, and British comedies on television. She was a member of Williamsburg Friends Meeting and was clerk of the meeting for 36 years.
Mrs. Hartman and her husband lived on their farm for over 65 years before relocating to Friends Fellowship Community, where she served on the first board of trustees in the 1960s. Paul and Mary Hartman celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary earlier this year.
Survivors include her husband; four children: Rachel Lapoint (husband, Justin) of Mt. Olive, N.C., Alice Hartman of Knightstown, John Hartman (wife, Paula) of Bedford, and BethTreaster of Richmond; six grandchildren: John Lapoint of Mt. Olive, N.C., Alice Lapoint of Riverside, Calif., Sam P. Hartman (wife, Holly) of Fishers, Andrew Hartman (wife, Michelle) of Bloomington, Anna Friedman (husband, Eric) of Vacaville, Calif., and Sam J. Hartman of Columbus, Ohio; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hartman was preceded in death by her sisters Ruth Gloor and Rachel Oesting and her brothers Nixon, Guy, and John Kelsay.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 7, at 2 p.m. in the community room at Friends Fellowship Community.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Friends Service Committee (afsc.org).
Arrangements are being handled by the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, Fountain City.
Harold D. Williamson Sr.
Richmond, IN - Harold D. Williamson Sr., age 87, of Richmond, died Friday, January 29, 2016, at Golden Living Center/ Golden Rule.
Born September 1, 1928, in New Paris, Ohio, to Roy L. and Nellie Christine Morgan Williamson, Harold lived most of his life in this area. He was a 1946 graduate of Richmond High School. Harold served his country as a United States Marine. He attended Earlham College and Ivy Tech and graduated from Olivet Nazarene College. Harold was a police officer for the Richmond Police Department. He retired from Sears after many years of service. Harold built and owned many greenhouses in this area and loved roses and gardening. He also had his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Constance DavisWilliamson; children, Harold Dale (Ann Mariott) Williamson Jr. of Richmond, Cheryl (Paul) Brotosky of Hagerstown, Indiana, Ronda (Ray) Gonzaga of Tucson, Arizona, Renae Harris of Centerville, Indiana, and Harold Roy Earl (Amanda) Williamson of Cambridge City, Indiana; 19 grandchildren; 21 greatgrandchildren; one greatgreat- grandson; sister, Judy (Charles Douglas) Barker of Lakeland, Florida; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles EverettWilliamson; sister, Janice Ruth Fuller; and granddaughter, Jessica Gonzaga.
Visitation for Harold D. Williamson Sr. will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Brett Karanovich officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 63, P.O. Box 423, Richmond, IN 47375.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome. com.
Delbert H. Fox
Richmond, IN - Delbert H. Fox, age 90, of Richmond, died Saturday, January 30, 2016, at his daughter’s home on hospice.
Born May 4, 1925, in Irvine, Kentucky, to Charles Daniel and Rosa Cox Fox, Delbert lived most of his life in Richmond. He was a WorldWar II U.S. Navy veteran. Delbert retired in 1985 as a machine operator from Richmond Gear, after many years. He attended Hillcrest Baptist Church. Delbert was a former member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and hunting mushrooms and ginseng. Delbert was well known for his squirrel hunting.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lovada Abner Fox; daughter, Linda Jones of Richmond; son, Gary (Gina) Fox of Greens Fork, Indiana; grandson, Jacob Jones of Indianapolis, Indiana; sister, Carrie Clark of Irvine, Kentucky; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jason Jones; mother, Rosa Prather; father, Charles Fox; sisters, Marie Osbourne and Farrie Gullett; and brother, Carl Fox.
Private services will be held for Delbert H. Fox. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.Arrangements are being handled by Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County, 2055 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104 or Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 462094830.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome. com.
Ralph Showalter
Richmond, IN - Ralph A. Showalter, 82, of Richmond, formerly of Fountain City, passed away on Thursday, January 28.
He was born in Lynn, Indiana on September 3, 1933 to Donald R. and Catherine M. Corder Showalter.
Mr. Showalter was a longtime resident of Fountain City and was a 1950 graduate of Fountain City High School. He served many years as commissioner of Fountain City Little League, willingly helping out wherever there was a need. He enjoyed watching his sons play basketball as they grew up and continued to focus on his family throughout his life. He served as a Reserve Deputy with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Dept. for over 20 years and was a member of Whitewater Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Showalter will be missed by his wife of 65 years, the former Barbara Campbell; sons & daughters- in-law, Dave & Cathy Showalter and Mike & Karen Showalter; grandchildren, David Robert Showalter and his wife, Nikki; Krista Barnett and her husband, Brandon; and Aimee Pasquier and her husband, Pete; seven great-grandchildren; sister & brother-in-law, Phyllis & Jim Saylor.
Private visitation will be held for Mr. Showalter.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Fountain City Recreation Association, c/o PO Box 14, Fountain City, IN 47341.
Online condolences may be expressed at www. smithmcquistonwebster. com
Kayti Leiann Kennedy
Richmond, IN - Kayti Leiann Kennedy 23 0f Richmond died January 22, 2016 at her home. She was born August 22, 1992 in Richmond to Bob and Cheryl AnnWilson Kennedy and lived here all her life.
Kayti loved children, animals, cooking, traveling, and music. She had a kind heart and great sense of humor and was quick to make you smile.
Survivors include her grandmother Norma Wilson, her aunt Marla Wilson, cousins Lucas (Sara) Hollingsworth and their children Alexandria and Madison, Ashley (Greg) Northern and their children Sarah Beth and Emily, and Kristin Gregory, and her friend from childhood Lacey Robinson, she is preceded in death by her parents, and grandfather Robert “Bo” Wilson.
Kayti may have left us due to addiction, but the imprint she made on everyone is greater than what any drug could ever destroy.
Memorial services will be 12:00 P.M. Monday February 1, 2016 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ted Chalk officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Williamsburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be given to Unchained Praises 216 South Meridian Street Winchester, Indiana 47394. Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www. stegallberhiedeorr.com.
Ruth L. Walton Ridgeway
Richmond, IN – Ruth L. Walton Ridgeway, age 89, of Richmond, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at Reid Health.
Born November 8, 1926, in Hyden, Kentucky, to Mack and Martha Stidham Stewart, she lived in this area most of her life. She worked as a waitress at various restaurants throughout her career. Ruth was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She enjoyed watching NASCAR and was a Jeff Gordon fan. Ruth’s life revolved around her children and grandchildren, participating in everything that was going on in their lives.
The family would like to thank David DePrez and the staff of Heritage House Richmond and the nurses on 5 North at Reid Health for the compassionate care they gave to Ruth.
Survivors include her children, Dixie (Richard) Watt of Richmond, Eugene (Pam) Walton of Liberty, Indiana, Bobby Walton of Liberty, Indiana, Darlene (Albert) Cheek of Boston, Indiana, Theresa (Dan) Gabbard of Lynn, Indiana, Rick (Meg) Walton of Richmond, Ron (Amy) Walton of Richmond, Gary Walton of Connersville, Indiana, Tim Walton of Williamsburg, Indiana, and Mariea “Sis” (Bryan) Dale of Hagerstown, Indiana; 33 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Grace (Alton) Apsley of Palm Bay, Florida; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Tom Ridgeway; first husband, Floyd Walton; daughter, Carla Gail Ridgeway; granddaughter, Regina Carol Walton; brothers, Herb Stewart, Cleve Stewart, Doc Stewart, and Mack Stewart Jr.; and sisters, Edna Henthorne, Marie Walton, and June Hibbard. Visitation for Ruth L. Walton Ridgeway will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Watt officiating. Burial will be in West Point Cemetery in Liberty, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to: HELP The Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Neva June Murray Fodale Fisher
Centerville, IN – Neva June Murray Fodale Fisher, age 75, of Centerville, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at her home.
Born May 3, 1940, in Lynn, Indiana, to Glen C. and Frieda Tha Welch Murray, June lived most of her life in Wayne County. She worked for Warm Glow Candle Company for more than 10 years. June was a member of Centerville Christian Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Lena (Brian) Haviland of Fountain City, Indiana; son, Glen Fodale of Centerville, Indiana; grandchildren, Andrew (Samantha) Legg, Crystal (David) Westover, Patty (Chris) Dargie, and Cody (Emily) Fodale; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, B. Eugene Fisher; parents; and son, Andrew Fodale. A graveside service for Neva June Murray Fodale Fisher will be held at Glen Haven Memorial Garden at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2016. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Betty D. Bennett
Richmond, IN – Betty D. Bennett, age 87, of Richmond, died Friday, January 22, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born March 7, 1928, in Knox County, Kentucky, to Millard and Grace Hubbs Grant, Betty had lived in this area since 1951. She was a housekeeper at Oak Ridge Rehabilitation Center for over 28 years.
Survivors include her daughters, Brenda (Bob) Hickman, Tammy (Rob) Campbell, and Sue (Randy) Day, all of Richmond; sons, Eddie (Brenda) Partin of Centerville, Indiana, Dallas (Rosella) Bennett of Greens Fork, Indiana, Larry (Sherry) Bennett of Williamsburg, Indiana, and Tim (Julie) Bennett of Connersville; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce (Robert) St. Amour of Michigan; brothers, Tom (Theda) Grant and Robert (Sharon) Grant, both of Corbin, Kentucky; sister-in-law, Vivian Grant of Shelbyville, Indiana; special neighbors, Wanda and James Stevens of Richmond and Tim and Sylvia Black of Richmond; and numerous friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Bennett, who died December 12, 2007; daughter, Sherry Lynn Freeman; grandson, Robert “Little Bob” Hickman; great-grandchildren, Timothy and Taylor Campbell; parents; brothers, Eursal and Sonny Grant; and her step-mother who raised her, Cleo Grant.
Visitation for Betty D. Bennett will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 25, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor John Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Ralph C. Mahoney
Hagerstown, IN - Ralph C. Mahoney, 66, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, January 12, 2016.
He was born in Richmond on July 27, 1949 and was a resident of the Hagerstown area.
Survivors include his companion and care giver, Alan Hoover, Mother, Scharlene Mahoney and Sister Karen (Victor)Malloy of Hagerstown, Brother William Mahoney of Carrollton KY, children Melissa Jackson, Stephanie Zovak, Jennifer Mahoney and Alan Mahoney, grandchildren, and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his Wife, Sue Mahoney, Father, Kenneth Mahoney, grandparents, Charles & Edna Farr of Greens fork and Frank & Mable Mahoney of Hagerstown, step-son, Scott Mahoney of Richmond, numerous aunts, uncles and
cousins.
Visitation will be 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday, January 22, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown with services following at 11:00 AM. Pastor Paul Gerhardt will officiate. Military services will be conducted by American Legion post 333.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the New Testament Church of Christ or to American Legion post 333, both of Hagerstown.
Sarah Ann Foreman
Brownsburg, IN - Sarah Ann Foreman, 73, of Brownsburg (formerly of Connersville), passed away on January 16, 2016, after a very hard fight with cancer. Sarah retired from Dana in Hagerstown after 30 years, in 1997. She loved Jesus, sports, and most importantly, her family. She loved all children and was a grandmother to all.
Her kind heart and beautiful smile will be dearly missed by her husband of 41 years, Richard; her children, Pastor Dehner (Kimmy) Maurer and Kirk (Judy) Maurer; her grandchildren, Kristal, Johnny, Titus and Ezra; her great grandchild, Shalom; her sister, Jane (Brent) Klemme; and her nieces and nephews, Betsy, Paige and Adam. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, John and Marjorie Chowning and her sister, Janet Peters.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. in The Blended Church (2215 Country Club Rd.). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Blended Church or the American Cancer Society. www.familyfuneralcareindy.com
Mariellen Bell Miller
Mooreland, IN - Mariellen Bell Miller, 57, of Mooreland passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 27, 1958 in New Castle, a daughter of Myron and Phyllis (Bowman) Bell.
She was a 1976 graduate of Hagerstown High School and a 1992 graduate of the School of Nursing at IU East. A registered nurse for 23 years, she retired from Henry County Hospital. She was also co-owner of Miller Bison Farms of Mooreland. Mariellen was a deaconess of the White Branch Church of the Brethren. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, sewing, and feeding the birds.
Survivors include her parents of Hagerstown; her husband, Brad Miller of Mooreland; three children, Karen (Brian) Mackie of Hagerstown, Daniel (Ashley) Miller of Hagerstown, and Andrew (Jenny) Miller of Southport; grandchildren, Brookley, Haven, Adelaide, & Brayden Miller, Peter, Saida, & Asher Mackie; siblings, Chuck (Jennifer) Bell of Mount Summit, Rex (Susan) Bell, Julianne (Greg) Stout, Ross (Stephanie) Bell, Jeanna (Jeff) Stout all of Hagerstown, David (Jen) Bell of Kitengela, Kenya, East Africa, and Trecia (Rob) Carpenter of Cincinnati, Ohio; parents-in-law, Charles and Marilyn Miller of Hagerstown, two sisters-in-law, Brenda (Larry) Austin and Bonnie (Dave) Miller, both of Hagerstown, many nieces & nephews and a large extended family.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Benjamin Mackie.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the White Branch Church of the Brethren with Pastors Brian Mackie and Chuck Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Mooreland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle, and one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be given to the White Branch Church of the Brethren, 2044 North County Road 900 East, Hagerstown, IN 47346 or Mahali pa Maisha, P.O. Box 262, Sulphur Springs, IN 47388. Online condolences and memories of Mariellen may be shared at www.hinsey-brown.com.
Richard Lee Brown
New Castle, IN – Richard Lee Brown, 81, of New Castle passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at IU Health Ball Hospital in Muncie, Indiana.
A son of the late Harlan Maynard and Lena (Brown) Brown, Richard was born on February 10, 1934 in New Castle.
During his youth, Richard was an avid basketball player for Hagerstown High School where he graduated with the class of 1952. Richard served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict and retired after 27 years of service. He was a member of the Hagerstown American Legion Post 333 and the New Castle VFW. In his leisure, he enjoyed watching basketball.
Survivors include his foster daughter, Penny (Rich) Lewis of New Castle; sisters, Reba Ribe of Birmingham, Alabama and Janet Pope of Hagerstown; caregiver and friend, VeeAnn Boyd of Cambridge City; many nieces and nephews.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; 9 siblings; wife, Shirley Gail Brown on May 31, 2003. They were married on October 2, 1962 in Sissleton, South Dakota.
Following Richard’s wish for cremation, public graveside services with military honors will be announced at a later date. Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Margaret R. Sherrow
Richmond, IN - Margaret R. Sherrow, age 92, of Richmond, died December 25, 2015 at Friends Fellowship Community. She was born in Richmond, IN on June 11, 1923 to Leo W. and Nettie T. Bruck, was a graduate of Richmond High School and had lived in Richmond all of her life. She retired from Friends Fellowship Community where she was employed as a clerk in the Dietary Department. Margaret was a long-time member of First Christian Church where she served as chairperson or a member of numerous committees. In previous years she also enjoyed baking cookies for the jail and making birthday cakes monthly for the Richmond State Hospital. She participated in the Richmond State Hospital Christmas Party, attended Bible Study Fellowship and volunteered at Reid Hospital for many years. She was an excellent cook making delicious pies and was an accomplished seamstress making most of her own clothes. She loved her family and was always willing to help others. Survivors include her children, Linda (husband Myron) Hopkins of Richmond, IN, Tim (wife Sharon) Sherrow of Clarkston, MI and Norm (wife Mary) Sherrow of Mooresville, NC; grandchildren Craig (wife Lisa) Hopkins of Greens Fork, IN, Dave (wife Tracy) Hopkins of Greenwood, IN, Tim (wife Suli) Sherrow, Jr. and Matt (wife Ginny) Sherrow all of Fenton, MI and Norm (wife Lois) Sherrow, Jr.; great grandchildren Josie Hopkins, Nick, Nathan and Alayna Hopkins, Josh and Kyle Sherrow, Lily and Riley Sherrow; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, who died April 6, 2010; brothers Leo Bruck, Jr., David Bruck, James Bruck and Ed Bruck; sisters Mayme Spurgeon and Louise Ingram. The family extends a very special thanks to the staff at Friends Fellowship Community for the compassionate care and assistance they have provided. Services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday (December 29, 2015) in Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary. Rev. Cindy Ploughe will officiate. Entombment will follow in Earlham Mausoleum. Friends may call on Monday (December 28, 2015) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 100 South 10th Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st St. Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240. www.riggle-waltermann.com
Virgie M. Garrett
Virgie M. Garrett 97 of Richmond died December 24, 2015 at Arbor Trace. She was born August 29, 1918 in Harlan, Kentucky to Frank and Hannah Scott Clark and lived here since 1963. She formerly worked as a nurse’s aide at Golden Living Center Golden Rule and volunteered at Circle U Help Center.
Survivors include four children Tunis Garrett of New Castle, Joe Garrett of Alexandria, David Garrett of Liberty, and Brenda Brown of Richmond, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Dallas, three children Kemper Ray and Richard Garrett, and Linda Dils, her parents and brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday December 29, 2015 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. John Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.
Janet Sue Rector
Hagerstown, IN Janet Sue Rector, 72, a long time Hagerstown resident, died Sunday, January 10, 2016, at Liberty Village, Muncie, where she had resided since 2001.
She was born in Henry County on October 26, 1943 to James and Flossie Muriel (McCoy) Wood. She spent her early years in Mooreland and spent most of her life in the Hagerstown area. She was a former employee of Perfect Circle Dana Corp. and was an avid bowler.
Survivors include her son, Chad Rector (Jaime) of Losantville; 4 grandchildren, Sydney, Taylor, Morgan and Jack; 2 sisters, Lois Lee of Atlanta, GA and Joan Dishman of Centerville; a step-sister, Donna Thrasher of Indianapolis; 3 nephews, 2 nieces and special friends Judy Litton and Linda Frame.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Wood; a sister-in-law, Wilma Wood; a brother-in-law, Doral Dishman and 2 nephews.
Services will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 15, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Jennifer Coffman will officiate. Burial will follow in Mooreland Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 P.M. on Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the activity fund of Liberty Village, 4600 E. Jackson St., Muncie, IN 47302.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.
Ted E. Duvall
Hagerstown, IN Ted E. Duvall, 76, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, December 31, 2015, at Leesburg Regional Medical Center, Leesburg, FL, following an apparent heart attack.
He was born in Henry County on March 1, 1939 to Willie D. and Mable (Schmolke) Duvall and was a life long resident of the Hagerstown and New Castle area.
Ted was a retired employee of Perfect Circle / Dana Corp.. He farmed, baled hay and loved golfing. He was a member of Post 333, Sons of the American Legion, UAW local 1501 and Hartley Hills Country Club.
Survivors include his companion of 45 years, Lillian Jane Kuhn; two sons, Jeff Duvall and Gregg Duvall; three step-children, Tim Kuhn, Doug Kuhn and Lisa Kuhn Patterson; grandchildren Brandi Duvall, Scarlette Briones and Danielle Duvall; step-grandchildren, Nicholas Patterson, Eric Patterson and Drake Ross; four step-great-grandchildren; siblings Kelly Duvall and Suelee Duvall.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dewey Duvall and William Junior Duvall.
Visitation will be 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 9, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown, with services at 1:00 P.M. Burial will follow in Brick Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 333, 615 W. Main St., Hagerstown, IN 47346.
Online condolences may be left at www.culbersonfh.com.
Howard S. Davis
Hagerstown, IN - Howard S. Davis, 85, of Hagerstown, died Monday, January 4, 2016, at Heritage House of New Castle, where he had resided for the past several months.
He was born at Greens Fork on June 24, 1930 to Clyde S. and Verbena (Howard) Davis and was a life long resident of the Hagerstown area. Howard was a member of Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren, a former farmer and a retired employee of Visteon at Connersville.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva (Workman) Davis; three daughters, Ellen Davis Lane (Robert), Robin Davis Reed (Lou) and Laura Davis Nicholson (Barry); four grandchildren, Kim, Misti, Matt and Sidney; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson and a sister, Carolyn Healton (Raymond).
He was preceded in death by two daughter, Polly Davis Kitts and infant daughter Mary Beth Davis, and a sister, June Powell.
Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 8, at Culberson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday, at the funeral Home.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Heritage House for all of their care and compassion, and requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Heritage House Activity Fund, 1023 N. 20th St., New Castle, IN 47362.
Janice Louise Basford
Greens Fork, IN - Janice Louise Basford, 93, passed away peacefully January 3, 2016 at Forest Park, Richmond, IN. Janice was a lifetime resident of Wayne County, Indiana. She lived in Richmond, Centerville, and for the last few years Greens Fork at 8089 St. Rd. 38. Janice married Herbert Basford on August 2, 1947 and they were happily enjoying their 69th year together. She was the daughter of Dot (Bertha Estella Thomas) and Holston Tom of Richmond, Indiana. Janice was a 1940 graduate of Morton High School. Janice was employed during WWII at J.C. Penney with her lifelong best friend Mary Helen Fraley. She met Herb shortly after he returned from military service in the South Pacific. After they married she elected to stay home and raise a family of three sons: Thomas Basford (Theresa), Timothy (Sally) Basford and Michael Basford. Janice truly loved not only being a mother but a grandmother: Shawntel (Don) Baker, Corinne (Ernie) Westerfield, Hannah Basford (fiancée Sam Battistone), Leah Basford, Peter Basford, Kimberly (Chris) Layton, Kary (Clayton) Rutland, Bretton (Jennifer) Basford; also being a great grandmother: Issiah & Ashtyn Baker, Starla & Logan Westerfield, Jessica Nesselrodt, Rebekah, Preston & Anna Neidigk, Eden & Bretton Basford, Mark & Amber Buchs: and being a great-great grandmother: Jacob and Thomas Buchs, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother (Robert Tom) and son Thomas Lee Basford. Janice was a lifelong member and attender of Trinity Methodist Church (presently Faith/Trinity United Methodist Church). Public calling will be Wednesday, January 6, 10 a.m. - noon at Faith United Trinity Methodist Church, 2900 West Main, Richmond Indiana, preceding a memorial service officiated by Pastors Jay and Charlotte Barden. Arrangements are being handled by Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Janice's name to Trinity Methodist Church (2900 West Main St. Richmond, IN 47374) www.riggle-waltermann.com
Evelyn Conwell
Coconut Creek , FL Evelyn Conwell 89, of Coconut Creek FL died December 28th at Margate Nursing Home, Margate Fl,after an extended illness resulting from a stroke in April of 2014, She was born November 17th, 1926 to Wilson and Bessie Hanna in Hagerstown Indiana where she lived until 1995 when she relocated , first to Ellenton FL, then to Hollywood and Coconut Creek, Florida.
Evelyn worked at Perfect Circle in Hagerstown until her first son was born. Later after her 3rd son was in school she then worked at Adam H. Bartel Co in Richmond IN for 25 years. She loved art work and the simple life. Donated blood most of her life and volunteered at the hospital in Bradenton.
After the stroke she remained in her home with 24 hour care until December 2014.From there to assisted living where she suffered a broken hip October 2015. Remained in the hospital for almost a month before residing at the nursing home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Gladys Jean Hanna , Freda Seagrave and former husband Dean Conwell.
She is survived by her brother Fred Hanna of Lincoln CA, 3 sons, Rick ( Leslie) of Brookston, IN, Joel (Danny), of Coconut Creek, and Chris ( Tamra) of Hagerstown, 2 granddaughters , Heather Conwell of MorenoValley , CA, and April Conwell of Biloxi MS. 2 step granddaughters, 1 step grandson and 1 step great grandson.
Out of respect for her wishes there will no services. Cremation byThe Neptune Society, Pompano Beach.
Shawne E. Land
New Castle, IN - Shawne E. Land, 51, New Castle passed away Thursday evening, December 31, 2015 following a tragic accident. She was born March 22, 1964 in Fulton, MO to Ronald and Shirley (Gaddis) Giboney.
She and her husband, DeLayne, owned and operated Wayne Co. Stripping and Refinishing for over 10 years. Shawne was the primary caregiver for her in-laws, Dick and Rheta Land. After their passing, she and DeLayne owned and operated Farmer’s Pike Festival where they developed many special relationships with their vendors and customers. Shawne was a member of Chicago Corner Church, was an avid Colts fan and loved pontooning. She enjoyed spending time with her family and close friends, but most importantly her grandchildren.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 35 years: DeLayne Land; two daughters: Corenda (Justin) Koby of New Castle and Ashley Land (Fiance: Michael Gibson) of Straughn; three grandchildren: Coraland Koby, Layne Gibson and Costin Koby; her mother: Shirley Giboney of Straughn; two sisters: Sabrina (Rob) Suttles of Straughn and Lisa (Raymond) Phillips of Cambridge City; several nieces, nephews and cousins; her pet dog: Bennett.
In addition to her father and in-laws, she was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Roger Hendricks officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be given to the Shawne Land
Memorial Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences and memories of Shawne may be shared at www.hinsey-brown.com.
Alma Irene Fouts
Xenia, OH – Alma Irene Fouts­­­, age 84, formerly of Wayne County, died Friday, January 1, 2016, at her home.
Alma was born on January 25, 1931, in Center Township, Wayne County, Indiana, to Kermit Harvey and Pansie Mondaine Plummer King. She was a 1949 graduate of Centerville (Indiana) High School and Elkhart Business University in Elkhart, Indiana. On February 5, 1953, she married Lawrence “Wayne” Fouts. Alma and Wayne lived in Norfolk, Virginia, and the Great Lakes area as a young couple while Wayne was stationed in the U.S. Navy.
She was a dental assistant in Richmond, Indiana; secretary at Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago, Illinois; bookkeeper at a building supply in Norfolk, Virginia; and cook in the Xenia, Ohio City Schools. Alma and Wayne moved to Xenia in 1965 and she lived most of her years being a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her children, Richard Jay (Barb) Fouts of Dayton, Ohio, and Cindy (Greg) Oakley of Xenia, Ohio; grandchildren, Richard C. (Amy) Fouts of Cedarville, Ohio, Frank (Melissa) Fouts of Dayton, Ohio, Rosemary Crystal (Jason) Gilmore of Dayton, Ohio, Jaime (Ryan) Rankin of Orlando, Florida, Benjamin L. (Leslie) Oakley of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Sara E. (Nate) Smyth of Nashville, Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Austin, Haley, Taylor Ann, Ryleigh, Frankie, Bailey Mae, Gideon, Sylas, Kieran, and Quinn; sisters, Olive Ann Baker of Economy, Indiana, and Judy Hamm of Richmond, Indiana; sisters-in-law, Eileen King and Peggy King, both of Cambridge City, Indiana; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence “Wayne” Fouts, who died on September 21, 2011; brothers, Walter and Tom King; sister, Kay Smith; and many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law on her husband’s side of the family.
Visitation for Alma Irene Fouts will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street,
Centerville. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Alvey officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Crown Hill Cemetery, 407 Short Street, Centerville, Indiana 47330 or an organization of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Steven D. Daffler
Richmond, IN – Steven D. Dafler, age 65, of Richmond, died Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Arbor Trace Exceptional Living.
Born October 23, 1950, in Richmond, Indiana, to Richard and Hazel McDivitt Dafler, Steven was a life-long resident of Richmond. He worked for Richmond Community Schools and Wayne Township Schools for 21 years. Steven enjoyed fishing and loved animals.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Patsy Thacker Dafler, to whom he was married on July 3, 1982; daughter, Jennifer Maxwell of Indianapolis, Indiana; son, Steve Dafler Jr. of Liberty, Indiana; step-daughter, Amy Dayton of Centerville, Indiana; step-sons, Doug Dayton of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Jeff Dayton of Fountain City, Indiana; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Ronald Dafler of Liberty, Indiana, and David Dafler of Hagerstown, Indiana; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be no public visitation or funeral services. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Virginia Mullin
Richmond, IN - Virginia Mullin 81 of Richmond died December 19, 2015 at Reid Health. She was born May 22, 1934 in Richmond to Joseph and Rose Nufrio Stella and lived here all her life. She retired as a teacher’s assistant and Chapter 1 reading tutor at C.R. Richardson School, and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Survivors include six children Lynda Williams of Washington, Penny Lopresti of Richmond, Ginni Wilson of Fountain City, Troy, Mike, and Jeff Mullin of Richmond, eleven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, one brother Tom Stella of Richmond, one sister Mary Jane Cole of Richmond, and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by one son Mark Mullin, her parents and one brother John Stella.
There will not be any public services or visitation. Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Virginia’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Reid Hospice and Five East at Reid Health. Memorial contributions may be given to Riley Children’s Foundation 30 South Meridian Street Suite 200 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.
Hershel Wilson
Greens Fork, IN – Hershel Wilson, age 85, of Greens Fork, died Friday, December 18, 2015 at his home surrounded by family.
Born August 31, 1930, in Middleburg, Kentucky, to Ernest and Nannie Ellen Kinniard Wilson, Hershel lived in Greens Fork after moving from Florida. He retired as a supervisor from the Florida Department of Corrections. Hershel had also worked as a farmer, a truck driver, and a heavy equipment operator. He was a loving and generous man with a great sense of humor. Hershel loved to tinker in his garage. He died one day before he and his wife were to celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Reed Wilson, to whom he was married in 1947; daughters, Mary (Terry) Devers of Greens Fork, Indiana, Tammy (James Smith) Barton of Greens Fork, Indiana, and Teresa (Kevin) Goble of Beattyville, Kentucky; son, W. Hershel (Dana) Wilson of Richmond; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, with another due in 2016; three great-great- grandchildren; sister, Hazel Mason of Texas; brother, Ernest Eugene Wilson of Florida; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Wilson; granddaughter, Kimberly Wilson; parents; and brothers, Edgar and Chester Wilson.
Visitation for Hershel Wilson will be from 1 to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Neal Griffis and Hershel’s son-in-law, Terry Devers, officiating. Burial will be in Greens Fork South Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
 
 
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