Obituaries Nettle Creek Gazette March 27, 2015    
Mabel Lucille Holaday
Losantville, IN - Mabel Lucille Holaday, 96, a long time Losantville resident, died Monday, March 23, 2015 at Glen Oaks Health Campus.
She was born in Okeana, OH on June 13, 1918, the daughter of Charles and Alta (Bonham) Thomas and lived most of her life in the Losantville area.
Mabel was a member of Antioch Christian Church, Losantville, where she taught Sunday School for many years and had been active with the Lady's Aid and Home Economics Club. She enjoyed singing, painting, poetry and crafts.
Survivors include three sons, Max Holaday (Janet) of Losantville, Kent Holaday (Cheryl) of Columbus, OH and Alan Holaday (Jan) of St. Joseph, MI; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 3 step-great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Albert Holaday, in 1997, and by 2 siblings, Thelma Nixon and John Dale Thomas.
Visitation will be 11 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, March 28, at Antioch Christian Church. Services will follow at 1 PM. Rev. Albert Oren and Rev. David Craw will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideon's International.
Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Linda S. Porter
Richmond, IN - Linda S. Porter, age 67, of Richmond, went home to the Lord on Thursday morning (March 26, 2015) at Reid Hospital.
She was born in New Castle, Indiana on May 25, 1947 to Donald and Eloise Adkins Staley. She was raised in Randolph County, Indiana and was a 1969 graduate of Ball State University and taught high school before entering the real estate business in 1977.
She was involved in real estate sales and property management and was a licensed real estate broker. She was a graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI). From 1984-1988 Linda owned and operated her own real estate office in Hagerstown. During that same time period, she was vice president of the local Chamber of Commerce. In 1987 she was named the “Outstanding Working Woman” by the Business and Professional Women's Association. In January 1989 she was named supervisor of properties for MP Realty Group where she concentrated her efforts on apartment management. She was a graduate of Quality Management School and in 1991 received the National Apartment Association's designation of Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS). Linda's responsibilities with MP Realty Group/First Richmond Corporation included overseeing all on-site employees and operations of the company's 20 apartment communities in Indiana and Ohio. In 1992 she became an instructor designate for the Indiana Apartment Association. From 1995 to 2006 she was the general manager of the Richmond Holiday Inn where she developed the property into one of the top performing units in the hotel industry and where she was loved and respected by all who worked for her.
Survivors include her husband, Scott Porter; daughters Holly Forrest of Richmond and Rebecca (Ryan) Cate of Richmond; sisters Mary (Jerry) Gordon of Wiggins, MS and Betty (George) Clark of Granite Bay, CA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Steve and Sally Porter of Richmond; grandson Ryder Cate; nieces Kim Gordon and Tracy (Scott) Talley and special cousins Larry( Kathy)and Jim (Sue) Ronk and Nancy Bellomy.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted in her honor at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday (March 29, 2015) at First Baptist Church (1601 South “A” Street). Rev. Jim Spon will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Reid Foundation for Cancer Care (1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374) or to First Baptist Church (1601 South “A” Street, Richmond, IN 47374).
Riggle - Waltermann Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Ann Seffrin
Hagerstown, IN - Ruth Ann Seffrin, 71, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at St. Vincent Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis.
She was born in Richmond on December 11, 1943 to Ralph and Ruth (Nobbe) Clawson and was a life long resident of Wayne County.
She was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Cambridge City and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. She was a long time member of Alpha Chi Chapter, Psi Iota Xi, where she held many offices, including president for 2 terms, Treasurer and chairman of many committees. She operated a day care from her home for more than 25 years. She was active with Dollars for Scholars at Hagerstown High School and a member of Red Hat Society.
Survivors include her husband, Tim Seffrin; 5 daughters, Melissa Semler (Chad), Theresa Seffrin (Scott Berger), Jennifer Seffrin (Dee Tucker), Rebecca Smith (Ryan) and Natalie Rattan (Abhay); 13 grandchildren; 4 siblings, David Clawson (Gay), Mike Clawson (Fairlyn), Judy Shook (Ron) and Linda VanWinkle (Blaine). Ruth Ann was loved by her family and many friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Peggy Clawson, and 3 brothers, Bob Clawson, Keith Clawson and Edward Clawson.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 P.M. Thursday, March 26, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown, where a memorial service will be conducted by Psi Iota Xi at 8 P.M. A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 A.M. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Fr. John Luerman will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to The Arts Place and Museum, 96 1/2 East Main St., Hagerstown, IN 47346.
David E. Watson
Modoc, IN - David E. Watson, age 65, of Modoc, Indiana, and formerly of Fountain City, Indiana, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at Arbor Trace after an extended illness.
Born December 29, 1949 in Richmond to Lawrence "Red" and Anna E. (Cressler) Watson, David lived in and around Fountain City and Richmond for most of his life. He was a 1969 graduate of Northeastern High School in Fountain City, Indiana. He previously worked at Dana and retired from Himelick Construction. David formerly served as a member of the Fountain City Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his sisters, Laura Rader of Eaton and Reba Watson of Fountain City; brothers, Stephen Watson of Richmond and William (fiancée Julie) Watson of Union City; nieces and nephews, Brian Rader, Sarah Miller, Karen Seal, and Brad Rader; great niece, Alyssa Miller; and special friends, Sam and Bonnie Cook.
He was preceded in death by his partner, Ruth Johnson; parents, Lawrence "Red" and Anna (Cressler) Watson; and brother-in-law, Larry Rader.
David's family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Arbor Trace for the care and compassion they showed to David.
There will be no public visitation or services. The family asks that memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Richard L. "Dick" Hawkins
Fountain City, IN - Richard L. "Dick" Hawkins, 80, of Fountain City, passed away on Tuesday, March 17.
He was born on March 11, 1935 in Richmond to Oscar F. "Chick" and Florence S. Mills Hawkins. He was a 1953 graduate of Centerville High School and later served six years in the Indiana Army National Guard. He married the former Delores "Dee" Short 59 years ago on November 22, 1956.
Dick retired from Dana Perfect Circle after 31 years of service in the foundry. He formerly served in the Wayne County Sheriff's Reserve. He was an IHSAA umpire and coached three generations of Little League in Fountain City. He also served 23 years on the Fountain City Town Board. Dick was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Richmond.
Dick will be missed by his wife, Dee Hawkins; daughters, Kathy Champagne and her husband, Don; and Terry Hawkins-Wiesehan; son, Deron Hawkins and his wife, Dana; grandchildren, Todd Wiesehan, Brendan (Cassie) Finley, Andrew (Angelina) Finley, Caiden Hawkins and Kinley Hawkins; great-grandson, Gavin Finley; sisters, Susy (David) Bond and Helen (Tom) Vickroy; brothers, Sam (Carol) Polver, Elmer (Wanda) Hawkins, Jack (Delores) Hawkins, Ben Hawkins, Joe (Becky) Hawkins and Dave (Shelly) Hawkins; and numerous nieces & nephews.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law, Rick Wiesehan, in 2014; brothers, Billy Hawkins in 1939 and Donald Hawkins in 2011.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at the funeral home.
Robert Marcum
Richmond, IN – Robert Marcum, age 32, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Reid Hospital.
Born July 8, 1982, in Richmond, Indiana, to Robert H. and Terri Hile Marcum Jr., he was a life-long resident of Richmond. Robert was a 2001 graduate of Northeastern High School and had attended Indiana University East. He was an employee of Northgate Cars, Inc.
Survivors include his mother, Terri L. Cyr; father, Robert H. Marcum Jr.; sister, Elicia Marcum; brothers, John Marcum and Jordan Marcum; maternal grandmother, Cheryl Ellmann; paternal grandparents, Robert H. and Ruby L. Marcum Sr.; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his aunt, Sonya K. Revalee.
Visitation for Robert Marcum will be from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Judith Anne (Butler) Smith
Milville, IN - Judith Anne (Butler) Smith,72, of Millville, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Glen Oaks Health Campus.
She was born in New Castle on May 18, 1942, the daughter of Horace and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Butler. She spent her early life in Straughn and lived most of her life in the Millville area.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Ronald Smith; two daughters, Julie Spencer (Mike) of New Castle and Rhonda Hoffmann (Kurt) of Boca Raton, FL; five grandchildren, Jacob and Jason Spencer and Melanie, John and David Hoffmann; and a sister, Carla Eckart (Doug) of Columbus, IN.
Visitation will be 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. Saturday, March 21, at Culberson Funeral Home. Services will follow at 1 P.M. Mark Hale will officiate. Burial will be in Mooreland Cemetery.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Jack L. Grose
Richmond, IN - Jack L. Grose, age 84, of Richmond, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Reid Hospital.
Born October 22, 1930, in New Castle, Indiana, to Raymond E. and Laura T. Hartley Grose, Jack lived in Richmond for most of his life. He was a 1949 graduate of Chrysler High School in New Castle, Indiana. Jack attended Indiana University, Clemson University, and Dana University. He was a Korean War veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force. Jack was an Account Manager for Dana Corp./Perfect Circle for 41 years, retiring in 1996.
He was a member of First English Lutheran Church and former member of Forest Hills Country Club and Elks Lodge #649. Jack was an avid golfer and a fan of the Chicago Cubs and I.U. Basketball. He had an amazing sense of humor, liked to fish, and wrote poetry for his family and friends. Jack loved his family, friends and his dog Shadow.
Survivors include his daughters, Vicki Corkell of Chesterfield, Indiana and Linda (Glenn) Toschlog of Fishers, Indiana; son, Stephen Grose of Fort Wayne, Indiana; grandchildren, Leslie, Justin, Adam, Clint, Spencer, and Whitley; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces; and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, C. Kay Morris Grose; parents; sons, Michael Grose and Jonathon Grose; and sister, Doris Lunsford.
There will be no public visitation. Memorial Service for Jack L. Grose will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond with Pastor John Walker officiating. Burial will be in Lutherania Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to: First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main St., Richmond, IN 47374 or Riley Hospital for Children, Memorial Foundation, 30 Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Jackson Duane and Jason Robert Shultz
(March 17, 2015 - March 17, 2015 )
Jackson Duane and Jason Robert Shultz, surrounded by family, passed
away Tuesday March 17, 2015 at Reid Hospital.
These two precious angels are survived by their parents Kirklend Anthony Thomas and Anesa Sandra Stevens Shultz, maternal
grandparents Nancy and Robert Stevens of Richmond, maternal great grandparents Sandy and Bob Stevens, Phyllis Sizemore all of
Richmond, paternal grandparents Angie and Mike Turner of Richmond, paternal great grandparents Larry and Linda Lewis of
Centerville, Rick White Sr. of Iowa, Terry M. Hacker of Ohio, Terry Bliell Turner of Fountain City, three great-great grandparents, several
aunts, uncles and cousins.
They are preceded in death by their maternal great grandfather Everett Sizemore and paternal great grandfather Jeff D. Turner.
Services will be 3:00 PM Friday March 20, 2015 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Mingus
officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friday at the Funeral Home. In Lieu of
Flowers memorial contributions may be made to Stegall-Berheide Orr Funeral Home or see Angie White Turner for
George Thomas Moore
Greens Fork, IN - George Thomas Moore, 1932 – 2015, Brother Tom Moore was freed from his earthly bonds and entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Saturday, March 14, 2015. He had been in declining health for the past 5 years following a stroke.
Tom was born in Richmond, Indiana on February 11, 1932 to George Harrison Moore and Gertrude Ruth Toney Moore, the third youngest of 17 children. He graduated from Richmond High School in 1949 and entered military service with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, serving in Germany. He was awarded the Army Occupation Medal.
He worked on the Pennsylvania Railroad for 12 years until he took a job with the Greens Fork Post Office as a rural carrier. He retired from the Post Office in 1992 after 30 years of service. He was also the pastor of the Blountsville Church of the Nazarene for 25 years.
He lived a life of service to his God, church, family and community, always ready to provide a helping hand, a meal, a ride, an encouraging word to those he met who needed it. He is fondly remembered for playing Santa Claus at community holiday parties and would call each child who sat on his lap by name. Afterwards, they would ask how he knew their name, and parents would say, "Because he's Santa Claus!"
Tom is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley Ann Hall Moore; 3 children, Mary Lotz of Indianapolis, George "Frank" Moore (wife, Jane) of Greens Fork, Cynthia Walton (husband, Mark) of Ormond Beach, Florida; one remaining sister, Rachel Camden; his "favorite" sister-in-law, Sue Miller Hertel (husband, Dale); brother-in-law, John J. Hall; 8 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and dozens of nieces and nephews. His children and grandchildren looked to him for strength and guidance through God's word, and he was a lifelong Bible scholar.
A Celebration of Life for Tom Moore will be held on Saturday, March 21 at 2pm at the Greens Fork Community Center. Remembrance cards will be available to write down a favorite memory of Tom or a way he touched a life.
Kristy Sue Harth
Columbus, OH - Kristy Sue Harth 35 formerly of Richmond living in Columbus, Ohio went to be with the Lord Sunday March 15, 2015 at The Ohio State University Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born November 12, 1979 in Richmond to Dewey Chester and Loretta June McDaniel Williams Sr. and lived in Columbus 3 years.
She worked for Wal-Mart 9 years. Kristy was baptized in the Truth Tabernacle Church, and enjoyed crafts.
Survivors include her husband of 13 years Tim, one brother Dewey (Trisha) Williams Jr. of Taylors, South Carolina, one sister Brenda (Jack) Carter of Richmond, one niece Tabitha (Joshua) Andis of Taylors, South Carolina, and one great niece Raelynn Andis, her mother and father-in-law Pam and Richard Harth of Richmond, brother-in law Stephen (Erin) Harth of Hilliard, Ohio, one niece-in-law Kaylee Harth, one nephew-in-law Luke Harth, aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends, and her Wal-Mart family. Her daughter Karlee died April 24, 2002, and her parents are also deceased.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Thursday March 19, 2015 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Mangas officiating. Burial will be at Fairfield Cemetery in Greens Fork. Friends may call 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Tim Harth to help with medical expenses c/o Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home P.O. Box 146 Richmond, Indiana 47375. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Debra Faye West
Ne Castle, IN - Debra Faye West, 56, of New Castle, died Monday, March 9, 2015, at The Lincoln Centers.
She was born in New Castle on September 16, 1958 to Luid and Neva (Kidd) West.
Survivors include a daughter, Angie Hall (Jeff); 2 grandchildren, Levi and Bryan Hall and 2 brothers, Rusty West (Terry) and Troy West (Angie).
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jamie Hawkins, and a sister, Kathy Kidd.
Graveside services will be 4:00PM March 20th at West Lawn Cemetery, Hagerstown.
Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Marian Brenneke Harris
Hagerstown, IN- Marian Brenneke Harris went to be with her husband Paul Earl Harris in heaven on March 9, 2015. She passed away in the loving care of her daughter Kit Stratton, Friends Fellowship Community and Asera Care Hospice. Marian lived a good life of 94 years
Marian was born in New Castle Indiana on November 26, daughter of Florence Millikan and William August Brenneke. She graduated from New Castle High School. Marian worked as a switchboard operator at Perfect Circle in Hagerstown where she met the love of her life, Paul Earl Harris. They were married on May 2, 1941.
Marian was a great tennis player in her younger days as well as an accomplished artist. She and Paul enjoyed building their retirement cottage together at Canadian Lakes in Mecosta Michigan. Marian loved to play golf and bridge. In her later years she enjoyed quilting, reading and working challenging crossword puzzles. She never lost her dry sense of humor even as she was coming down the home stretch of her life’s journey.
Marian is survived by three daughters, Michal Alexander (Stephen Alexander) of Pearland Texas, Kit Stratton of Hagerstown Indiana and Laurie Jones (Michael Jones) of Minneapolis Minnesota. She also is survived by 5 grandchildren, Patty DeArmond Upchurch (Bob Upchurch), Libby Alexander Machalicek, Katie Stratton Turcotte (Phil Turcotte), Andrew Jones (fiancé Katie Hawk)and Alex Jones and 3 great grandchildren Ashley Upchurch, Ethan Machalicek and Emily Machalicek. In addition she is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Marian in preceded in death by her husband Paul Harris, parents Florence and William Brenneke, brothers Wayne Brenneke and Art Brenneke and sister Louise Keller.
A celebration of Marian’s life will held on Friday August 14, 2015. The celebration will include an internment ceremony at West Lawn Cemetery in Hagerstown Indiana at 1:00pm, followed by an open house gathering at Kit Stratton’s home .
Memorials can be given in Marian’s memory to Friends Fellowship Community Endowment, 2030 Chester Blvd. Richmond, Indiana 47374 or to Asera Care Hospice, 4427 Garwood Place, Richmond, Indiana 47374.
Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
David L. Rohe
Richmond, IN David L. Rohe, age 79, of Richmond, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Reid Hospital.
Born September 28, 1935, in Richmond, to Lawrence M. and Eleanor Vogelman Rohe, David lived in Richmond for most of his life. He was a 1954 graduate of Richmond High School. David served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958. He was a Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst for NATCO for 30 years and then for four years with General Housewares in Terre Haute, Indiana. David was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. He was an avid sports fan, especially for the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. David enjoyed playing chess, bridge, bowling, and reading.
Survivors include his sons, Larry (Ann-Marie) Rohe of Fishers, Indiana, and Ed (Patricia) Rohe of Richmond; grandchildren, Mallory, Dylan, and Carlie Rohe, Alex Crane, and Ryan and Austin Rohe; sisters, Phyllis Leonhardt of Richmond and Sue (Sam) Lahrman of Hagerstown, Indiana; nieces; and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Joseph Rohe.
Mary Ruth Brumbaugh
New Paris, OH - Mary Ruth Brumbaugh, 97, of New Paris, Ohio passed away March 10, 2015 at Golden Living Center.
She was born August 4, 1917 in Rockcastle Co., Kentucky to Hawley and Margaret Sims Mullins and was a lifelong resident of the New Paris/Richmond area.
She was a loving mother and grandmother who liked gardening, fishing and golfing.
She is survived by her daughter Jo Ann Brumbaugh Markley of New Paris, her son John F. (Joyce) Brumbaugh of Franklin, Indiana, five grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren, one sister Bessie Taylor of Greens Fork, several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 64 years James R. Brumbaugh who passed away in 2005, three brothers Vernon Mullins, Lester Mullins, William Mullins and one sister Mamie Banks.
Visitation will be 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Saturday March 14, 2015 with the funeral service starting at 1:00PM at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home, 222 North 10th St. Richmond, Indiana 47374. Dr. James Bean will be officiating. Burial will be at Spring Lawn Cemetery in New Paris, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church Food Bank, 300 E. Main St., New Paris, Ohio 45347. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
Mary-Etta Chasteen
Richmond, IN - Mary-Etta Chasteen, age 90, of Richmond, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Arbor Trace Exceptional Senior Living.
Born August 8, 1924, in Richmond, to Leslie and Laura Clark Harris, she was a life-long resident of this community. Mary had worked at Belden for ten years. She enjoyed painting at the Richmond Senior Community Center and she faithfully volunteered at Circle U Help Center. Mary was a very compassionate, loving, and caring mother who always put others first. She was a caregiver for many people in need. Mary looked forward to meeting her husband, Burgess, in Heaven.
Survivors include her sons, Ron (Joan) Harris of Greens Fork, Indiana, and John (Sandy) Chasteen of Williamsburg, Indiana; step-sons, William (Della) Chasteen of Winchester, Indiana, and Burgess (Joan) Chasteen Jr. of Fairfield, Ohio; 21grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; step-daughter-in-law, Mary Anne Chasteen of Cambridge City, Indiana; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Burgess Chasteen who died on March 26, 1998; parents; one step-son, Wilbur Chasteen; siblings, Eacel Million, Nellie Clay, Margaret Reynolds, Bill Harris, John Harris, Hazel Mills, and Vada Chestnut; and her special friend, Vivian Baker.
Visitation for Mary-Etta Chasteen will be from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Dr. Martin Holman officiating. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery in Fountain City, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Circle U Help Center, P.O. Box 491, Richmond, IN 47375.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Cherlyn “Sherry” J. Harrell
Modoc, IN - Cherlyn “Sherry” J. Harrell, age 60, of Modoc, IN, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, March 9, 2015.
Sherry was born on October 14, 1954 in Randolph County to John J. and Doris E. (McCollum) Foutz. She attended Union Jr.-Sr. High School, class of '73. On September 21, 1970, Sherry married the love of her life, the late Eric “Randy” Harrell. They were married for 44 wonderful years. Sherry worked for Pizza Hut, The Chicken Shack, and Marsh Supermarkets of Winchester, Indiana. She loved people and her work.
By far her greatest joy was her family. She loved raising her children. She loved watching her grandsons grow. She always tried to help out in any way she could, even in her final days. In her spare time she enjoyed working puzzle books, playing bingo, playing computer games, poker, playing scratch off lotto tickets and going to the casino. Most of all she loved unconditionally and brought joy into all our lives.
Sherry is survived by her parents, John and Doris (McCollum) Foutz of Modoc; a daughter and son, Jason and Heather (Harrell) O'Dell of Modoc; two grandsons, Dylan and Daniel O'Dell of Modoc, two sisters, Vicki (Foutz) Hiatt of Muncie, and Teresa (Sam) Dargo of Anderson, two sister-in-laws, Deb (Bill) Johnting of Lynn, and Amy (Steve) Hoffman of Union City. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and cousins. She leaves behind her faithful dog, Ginger.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eric “Randy” Harrell; a daughter, Jody Lynn Harrell; a granddaughter, Julie Harrell, her in-laws, Jack and Pauline (Storms) Harrell, a sister and brother-in-law, Steve and Tammy Harrell and a niece, Ashley Harrell.
Funeral services for Sherry will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 3 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home in Winchester with Steve Hoffman officiating. Friends and relatives may call from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
The Family would like to thank the staff of IU Medical Center, Ball Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, and the Reid Hospital Hospice Team for their support through her long, hard battle.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Cancer Services of East Central Indiana or The Relay for Life of Randolph County.
Diana Jo Briar
Cambridge City, IN - Diana Jo Briar, 60, passed away early Tuesday morning March 10, 2015 at I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. A daughter of the late Elmer Foster and Marietta Ellen (Scott) Marshall, Diana was born in Wayne County, Indiana on September 27, 1954. A graduate of Lincoln High School in Cambridge City with the class of 1972 she had worked in the office at PROKO Industries from 1979-1993. She then began working as office clerk for Luellen Bros. Grain Elevator in New Lisbon with 22 years of service there. In her leisure she enjoyed spending as much time as she could with her family, especially her grandkids.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Dean Briar, whom she married at the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church on June 17, 1972; 2 sons, Kevin (Gina) Briar of Straughn and Adam (Missy) Briar of Greens Fork; 4 grandchildren, Jimmy, Amanda, Joe and Courtney; 1 sister, Tami (Jeff) Becker of Dublin.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday March 14, 2015 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Reverends Don Miller and Arthur Whitaker will officiate. Burial will follow at the Brick Cemetery south of Hagerstown. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday March 13 at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at
Dorothy J. Harris
Hagerstown, IN - Dorothy J. Harris, 88, a life long resident of the Hagerstown and Economy area, died Monday, March 9, 2015, at Ambassador Health Care, Centerville.
She was born in Economy on February 25, 1927, the daughter of Herbert and Hazel (Raffe) Beard. Dorothy was a graduate of Economy High School, a 50 year member of Hagerstown First United Methodist Church and had been employed at numerous businesses in Wayne County, before retiring from Thoro-Seal in 1992.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Peggy Ellis and Patty Baumgartner; a daughter in law, Ramona Owens; 9 grandchildren, Scott Shafer (Jane), Tracy Burelison (Van), Christy Lynn (Jerry), Jay Baumgartner (Shelley), Lorrie Moistner (Scott), Tabitha Robinson (Jon), Serena Summers (Travis), Jill Curts (Bryan) and Mark Baumgartner; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Elbert Beard: a sister in law, Barbara Kramer; nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert E. Owens; her second husband, Thurl Harris; her son, Michael Owens and a sister, Eileen Anderson.
Visitation will be 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. Friday, March 13, at Hagerstown First United Methodist Church, with services to follow at 1:00 P.M. Pastor Rodney Frieden will officiate. Burial will be in South Mound Cemetery, New Castle.
Memorials may be made to Hagerstown First United Methodist Church, 199 S. Perry St., Hagerstown, IN 47346.
Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Victor W. Beeson
Losantville, IN - Victor W. “Vic” Beeson, age 90, of Losantville, passed away on Monday, March 9, at Reid Hospital.
Born August 26, 1924 to Bernard and Lois Wilkinson Beeson, Vic lived his entire life within a twenty-five mile radius of Wayne County. He was a retiree from Dana Corporation in Hagerstown, where he began working at the then Perfect Circle plant while he was still in high school.
Upon graduation from Hagerstown High School, Vic enlisted in the Army to serve in World War II. He served in the European theatre, which included the Battle of the Bulge. Although the memories were harsh, he remained a proud veteran and American Legion member.
In addition to his work experience at Dana Corporation, Vic’s other jobs and hobbies were many. As a young man, he worked as a farmhand, and continued farming while working at his factory job. His love of mechanical things, especially racecars and motorcycles, led him to a short career in which he hosted and participated in racing events at his farm near Dalton, Indiana. In the 1960’s, he owned and operated Beeson Harley Davidson Sales in Muncie, Indiana.
After moving to the Losantville area in 1972, Vic took an interest in camping and muzzle-loading shotguns. He developed skills as a marksman and gunsmith; using his mechanical genius to develop many innovations to the sport. Through his long-time attendance and loyalty to the campgrounds and muzzle-loading range in Friendship, Indiana, Vic’s inventions, and especially his guns, became nationally famous. For his accomplishments and contributions, he was inducted into the National Black Powder Hall of Fame.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Mary Lou (Swoveland) Beeson, son Michael (Stephanie) Beeson of Hagerstown, son Robert Beeson of Muncie, daughter Sheila Shaw of Jacksonville, Florida, daughter Beverly (Mike) Garringer of Losantville, twelve grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Has was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, and his brother Phil.
Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, March 14, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Rick Alvey will officiate. Burial will be in Nettle Creek Friends Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 P.M. Friday.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Nelson Harrison Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Old National Bank, or to Randolph County 4-H or to any other favorite youth charity.
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