Obituaries Western Wayne News, September 16, 2014    
Rex Earl Widau
Mr. Rex Earl Widau, age 63, of Albany, Kentucky passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, Georgia.
He was the husband of the late Judy (Claborn) Widau. He is survived by his daughters, Amy Widau of Franklin, Kentucky, Amanda Widau of Somerset, Kentucky, Laura (and Lance) Waskom of Greenwood, Indiana, his companion, Cindy Thrasher of Albany, Kentucky, his sister, Mary Neuman, his brother, Steve (and Katie) Widau, all of Connersville, Indiana, a sister-in-law, Lois (and Lou) Baumer of Fountain City, Indiana, eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were conducted on Saturday, September 13, 2014, in the Chapel of Campbell-New Funeral Home with Bro. David Stearns officiating. Burial was in the Peolia Cemetery in Clinton County, Kentucky.
Casket Bearers were John Widau, Jarrod Widau, Joe Widau, Steve Widau, Jr., Scott Kunkle, Steve Widau and Steve Gettinger.
Professional services provided by Campbell-New Funeral Home of Albany, Kentucky.
Allen Lee Johnson
Cambridge City, IN - Allen Lee Johnson, 60, of Cambridge City passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at his residence.
He was born on August 3, 1954 in New Castle to Carl and Jean Brittenham Johnson and had lived all his life in Cambridge City. He was a 1972 graduate of Lincoln High School and had worked as a supervisor at Hills Pet Nutrition. He was a big sports fan and enjoyed old T.V. Shows.
Survivors include two sisters Susan Jane Johnson and Kathy (Clifford) Haler and brother Earl H. Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 9:30 AM until 10:00 AM.. Graveside services will follow in Riverside Cemetery.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Harold W. Hunt
Richmond, IN - Harold Williams Hunt, age 96, passed away on Thursday (September 4, 2014) at Reid Hopsital.
He was born on December 25, 1917 to Gilbert and Sarah Williams Hunt in Mt. Auburn, Indiana and had lived in this area since the early 1930's. He attended schools in Cambridge City, Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from Morton High School in Richmond.
Harold later graduated from Indiana Business College, Lincoln Extension College, and lectured several IU/Purdue/Earlham seminars on factory management. He worked 43 years for Wayne Works Corp. in management at factories in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Arkansas. He retired in 1982.
Harold later was a cofounder of the former Wayne Works Credit Union and Wayne 25 year club, president of the YMCA Industrial Federation of Wayne County, President of the Shrine Club in Macomb county, Michigan, served on the Richmond United Way, a brother of the brush, a 60 year mason, 50 years Shriner, and formerly an elk member of the Shrine Club.
He was an all around athlete and manager of athletic teams in Richmond in the 30's, 40's, and 50's. Harold enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards, working puzzles, traveling, going to his cottage in Michigan, and acting in Civic Theater along with his wife.
Survivors include his sons Harold Michael of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lari (Margery) Hunt of Richmond, and Mark Hunt of Richmond; sister Miriam Dunn of Greenville, Ohio; grandchildren Adam Hunt, Abby Hunt, Anna Hunt, Angie Hunt, and Kyle Hunt; great grandchildren Alexander Funk and Alynnia Hunt. In addition to his parents, his wife of 60 years Mary Jone Parker is also deceased.
Services for Harold will be held on Saturday (September 13, 2014) in his home with family and friends. Riggle and Waltermann Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. www.riggle-waltermann.com
Bruce G. Edwards
Cambridge City, IN - Bruce G. Edwards, age 65, of Cambridge City, Indiana passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Reid Hospital. He was born February 2, 1949 in Henry County, Indiana to the late Ralph James and Julia (Gann) Edwards.
Bruce lived his entire life at the same residence, where he was a lifelong farmer, who loved the land and had a strong passion for farming. He was a school bus driver for South Henry School Corporation for over 30 years and currently drove school bus #12. He was a member of the Lewisville Masonic Lodge #72 and attended New Lisbon Christian Church. He enjoyed playing Poker and Euchre with his buddies, farm shows, NASCAR, and the Indianapolis Colts. Bruce loved being around people especially family, friends and grandchildren. He was a former 4-H leader and supporter of the 4-H program for many years.
Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Nona J. (Pope) Edwards of Cambridge City; sons, Jason (Leslie) Edwards of Straughn and James Ryan “Odie” Edwards of Summitville, IN; grandchildren, Neriah Shae Edwards, Addy Brooke Edwards, Halle Elizabeth Wilson, and Karleigh Nicole Wilson all of Straughn, and Ella Mae Edwards of Summitville; mother-in-law, Marylee Pope of New Castle; brother, Doug (Linda) Edwards of New Castle; sister, Cindy (Mark) Cunningham of Straughn; brother-in-law, Jeff (Terri) Pope of New Castle; nieces and nephews, Rhiannon Pope, Michael (Angie) James, Julie (Brian) Myers, Amanda James, Brenda (Brian) Paugh and Jamie (Todd) Judy; Bruce had many, many special friends; loving canine companion “Skip”.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Walter Byron Pope; grandfather, Hobert Wesley Edwards.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Reverend Mark Lomison officiating. Burial will follow in Lewisville Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the funeral home with Masonic Rites conducted at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to the Henry County 4-H Association, 2221 N. Memorial Drive, New Castle, IN 47362 and to Tri High FFA, 6972 South State Road 103, Straughn, IN 47387. You may express condolences or share a memory of Bruce at www.hinsey-brown.com.
Joyce Buhl
Cambridge City, IN – Joyce (Hamm) Buhl, 77, of Cambridge City, Indiana passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. A daughter of Robert and Ruth (Isenhour) Hamm, she was born on December 23, 1937 in Centerville, Indiana. Joyce graduated from Centerville High School with the class of 1954.
On August 27, 1954 she married Robert Buhl who preceeded her in death in 1997. She was employed at Jan’s One Hour Photo in Centerville and most recently at Western Wayne News, Cambridge City. Joyce enjoyed being a mother and grandmother, watching sports especially basketball and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include her children, Dianne Buhl of Cambridge City, Susan (Chris) Doty of Milton, Indiana, Douglas (Joyce) Buhl, Todd Buhl, Trent (Amanda) Buhl all of Cambridge City; four grandsons, Rickie and Nicholas Sherwood, Jason Buhl, Ean Armstrong; one granddaughter on the way; two step grandchildren, Delisa Strange and Curtis Doty; three great-grandchildren, Jacob and Rebecca Sherwood and Alivia Buhl; two sisters, Mary Conley of Dublin, Indiana and Deana (Rick) Hill of Liberty, Indiana; two brothers, Gary (Judy) Hamm of Cambridge City and Jim (Terri) Hamm of Dublin; brother and sisters in law, Jim and Diane Buhl of Cambridge City, Janis Buhl and Sandra Martin of Louisiana; several nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Ronnie Hamm in 2003.
A graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City. Pastor Chris Lovett will officiate.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Reid Hospital Foundation – Cancer Care, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374; Cambridge City First United Methodist Church, 238 W Main Street, Cambridge City, IN 47327or the donor’s faviorite charity. Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Glenn P. Cook
Cambridge City, IN - Glenn P. Cook, 49 passed away August 17, 2014 in Cambridge, Indiana. Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Glenn was born January 24, 1965 in El Dorado, Kansas the son of Michael and Sylvia (Anderson) Cook. In 1978 the family moved to Towanda, Kansas. He graduated from Circle high School with the class of 1983; he graduated number 9 in his class. His main love was music, he played guitar and sang, he formed his own band and was a songwriter. He was a maintenance tech. working for MEG INC. manufacture in Cambridge City, Indiana.
Survivors include children Jacob Cook, Matthew Cook both of Florida, Kimberly Cook of Richmond, Indiana and Mariah Cook of Indianapolis, Indiana; mother and father Sylvia and Harry Fritchman of Andover; brothers Christopher (Jennifer) Cook of Castaic, California and Ryan Fritchman of Oxnard, California; sister Carrie (Bill) Blaisdell of Eudora, Kansas; one granddaughter Joselyn. Preceded in death by his father Michael and sister Jessa.
A memorial has been established with the Jefferson Elementary School Library Fund El Dorado Kansas. Condolences maybe send to www.carlsoncolonial.com.
Barbara J. Smith
Richmond, IN - Barbara J. Smith, age 87, of Richmond, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at Reid Hospital.
Born June 16, 1927, in Richmond, Indiana, to Harry and Lelia Pope Walters, she lived in this area most of her life. Barbara had worked for Hill Roses, Richmond Baking Company, Miller’s Cafeteria, and The Decca. She loved donuts. Barbara had a kind spirit and would help anyone she could. She adored her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Carol Wilkinson of Richmond, Brenda Joyce Delph, Linda Lois Delph, and Edward Lee Delph; grandchildren, Jason Andrew Comiso, David Lee Comiso, and Ashley Danielle Thompson; great-granddaughter, Saphira Marie Hall; brother, Frederick Harry Walters of Cambridge City, Indiana; sisters-in-law, Joan Corman and Margaret Uhl; brother-in-law, Robert G. Smith; cousins; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Smith who died in 1976; parents; sisters, Gertrude Warner and Ruth Ann Walters; infant brother; six sisters-in-law; and four brothers-in-law.
Visitation for Barbara J. Smith will be from 12 to 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Richmond officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 4567 Progress Dr., Columbus, IN 47201.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Howard L. Moffett
Connersville, IN -Howard L. Moffett, 86, a lifelong resident of Fayette County, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. He was born on November 7, 1927 in Fayette County. He was the son of Forrest and Bessie Breitenbach Moffett - both of whom preceded him in death.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 63 years - Evelyn (Border) Moffett - whom he married on March 3, 1951 in Fayette County. He is also survived by 2 daughters - Beverly Hughes of Dublin, Indiana and Ruth (Tim) Adams of Fayette County and 1 son -Brian Moffett of Fayette County. In addition, he is survived by 4 grandchildren - Rebecca Adams of Richmond, Indiana, Sarah Adams of Rushville, Indiana, and Clinton (Hannah) Adams of Fayette County and Kyle Moffett of Connersville. He is also survived by a sister-in-law -Viola Moffett - of Fayette County, several nieces and nephews, and many friends. He is a 1945 graduate of the Harrisburg High School. He was a member of the Harrisburg Union Church for more than 60 years. He was very active in the church serving on the church board and holding various offices. He was a former Gideon. He farmed all of his life with his brother Glen Moffett. He loved to work on antique tractors and attend engine shows. He also loved to plant and grow pumpkins. He was one of the first people in Fayette County to become involved in soil and water conservation, and he received the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District Cooperator of theYear Award in 2000. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by 4 brothers -Charles, Raymond, Earl and Glen Moffett and 1 sister - Vera Russell.
Funeral services for Howard will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Harrisburg Union Church in Harrisburg with the Reverend Bill Lowry of the Harrisburg Union Church and Reverend John Stewart, former pastor of the Harrisburg Union Church, officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Urban-Winkler Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisburg Union Church or the Bentonville Volunteer Fire Department.
Anyone wishing to send a personal message to the family may do so by going to www.urbanwinklerfuneralhome.com.
Alice J. Moore
Pershing, Indiana - Alice J. Moore, 81, of Pershing passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Reid Hospital in Richmond. She was born on December 19, 1932 in Western Wayne County to Floyd E. and Lena Mae (Smith) Morse. She attended Lincoln H.S. and lived most of her life in this area. Alice was a waitress and manager at Tradewinds Truck Stop in Richmond for several years. She enjoyed doing word search puzzles, listening to country music and spending time with her grandkids.
Alice is survived by her daughters, Ramona Taber and Mary Ellen (sonin- law, Sandy) Richards of Pershing; grandchildren, Gary Taber, Melissa Taber, Elizabeth Richards (fiance’, Bradley Knoblock), Olivia Richards and Betsy Richards all of Pershing; sister and brother- in-law, Jane & Ronnie Turner; many special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gary D. Moore; daughter, Jennifer Clark; brothers, Robert, Rex, Conrad, Bruce, Thomas and David Morse; sisters, Peggy Heaston, Bonnie Rhoades, Charlotte Sweigart and Nina Brown.
Friends may call from 5:00 until 7:00 PM on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 with Danny Berry officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.waskoms. com
Duane Cole
Lewisville, IN - Duane Cole, 69, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday August 23, 2014 at the Henry County Hospital in New Castle, Indiana. A son of the late Melvin R. and Goldie M. (Williams) Cole, Duane was born in Rush County, Indiana on September 9, 1944. Duane graduated from Lewisville High School with the class of 1962 where he enjoyed playing basketball. In 1963 he graduate from the Indiana Barbers College and was owner/operator of Cole’s Barber Shop in Greenfield for several years. Duane was a farmer and has lived on the farm south of Lewisville since 1976. He will always be remembered for raising delicious sweetcorn and the craftmanship of his wood and iron working. Duane attended the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Lewiville Masonic Lodge #72 F & AM and the Lewisville Order of the Eastern Star #463.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, the former Carol Sue Henry, whom he married on August 9, 1963 at the Salem United Methodist Church. 3 children, Lisa (Ken) Gregory of Muncie, Jill Cole of Fischers and Roger (Meryl) Cole of Portland, OR; 4 grandchildren, Hannah and Haley Gregory , Violet and Birch Cole; 2 sisters, Zada Jane Hall of Cincinnati and Mary Elizabeth Riggs of Greenfield; several nieces and nephews.
Duane was preceded in death by 4 infant brothers; 1 infant sister; 9 brothers, Melvin Jr., Richard, John, Leslie Eugene, Donald, Howard, Ralph, Gerald Dean and Floyd Cole; 2 sisters, Roberta Sanders and Martha Elmira Craig.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday August 27, 2014 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville. Reverends Peter Zinn and Arthur Whitaker will officiate. Burial will follow at the Zion Cemetery in Raleigh. Visitation will be from 4 p.m until the start of Masonic Services at 8 p.m. on Tuesday August 26th. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made to the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church- 7495 E. 1200 N./ Lewisville, IN 47352
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Miriam Caldwell
Richmond, IN - Miriam DeArmond Caldwell, 96, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2014 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, IN. She was born on April 6, 1918 to Claude and Edith (Clawson) DeArmond in Wayne County, IN and lived there all her life.
She was employed at Lane Finance Company, Cambridge City, IN and the Bentonville State Bank, Bentonville, IN from where she retired. She also served as trustee for Washington Township. She was a member of the Milton Christian Church in Milton, IN.
Miriam and her husband, Jim, lived on the family farm near Connersville, IN where she loved to cook, garden and entertain family and friends. After leaving the farm, she spent the next twelve years at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, IN.
Survivors include a son, Rodney (Karen) Caldwell of Fishers, IN; two granddaughters, Sherry (Jon) Ohl and Krista (Kenny) Keeton; two great grandsons, Connor and Levi Ohl, all of Indianapolis, IN. Six nieces and nephews plus several great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James (Jim) Caldwell, two sons, Stephen and Sidney, one infant grandson, three sisters, Marjorie (Richard) Corbett, Frances (Sam) Kelley, Mildred (Roger) Thomas, a brother, Donald DeArmond and two nieces.
Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City, IN on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 11:30 AM until start of services at 1:00 PM. Rev. Tom Cici will be officiating. Burial will follow in Valley Grove Cemetery, Milton, IN.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milton Christian Church, Milton, IN or the charity of your choice.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Mandy Jo Faber Hamilton
Mandy Jo Faber Hamilton, 34, of Falmouth, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014, at IU Medical Center of Indianapolis, where she had been a patient for two days.
She was born November 28, 1979, the daughter of Kimberly Kae Faber. She attended Connersville schools and graduated from high school in 1997.
Survivors include her loving parents, Philip and Kimberly Hamilton of Falmouth, two sisters, Ginine Klemme and her husband Sean of Avon, Indiana and Colleen Hamilton of Falmouth, her maternal grandparents, Alma June Galloway and her husband Walter James and Marion Faber and his wife Ann, both of Everton, her paternal grandparents, Margaret Hamilton of Connersville and William Robert Hamilton and his wife Silvia of Cambridge City, Indiana, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents.
Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service 7 PM Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, where a visitation will be held from 4 PM until the time of the service on Thursday; they may also visit anytime online at millermosterrobbins.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Foundation or the National Meningitis Association.
Bethea Dale
Richmond, IN - Bethea Dale, 104, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Golden Living Center-Golden Rule in Richmond.
She was born on June 26, 1910 in Providence, UT to Joseph and Laura Aikele Zollinger. Bethea was a high school graduate and a lifelong member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Since age 17, she was a church organist. She continued to share her music throughout her life. She spent many years working on her genealogy.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Karen (Robert) Baier and Laura (Richard) Baier; 24 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sisters, Vendla Zollinger Nilson and Elvaletta Zollinger Johnson; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, George F. Dale in 1999; and 8 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints at 3333 Backmeyer Rd. Richmond, IN. Friends may call from 10:00 AM until start of services. Graveside services will be held in Richfield, UT on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Thelma Meer
Cambridge city, IN - Thelma Margaret (Mann) Meer, 90, of Cambridge City, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Reid Hospital. She was born on May 25, 1924 in Cincinnati, OH to Fredrick and Christina (Spindler) Mann. She married Norbert Richard Meer on April 22, 1950. They wre married for 35 years until his death in 1985.
She was a long-time member of St. Elizabeth's Cathoic Church and served on the Ladies Altar Society. She was a homemaker. She had worked at Krogers, Fast-Photo, Bicycle Playing Cards and Greeting Cards.
Thelma enjoyed various clubs, Bingo Club, Mother's Club, and Home Ec. Club. She was on various bowling leagues, and having a green thumb she enjoyed planting and growing flowers. She also was an avid animal lover.She was a loving wife and mother.
Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Norbert, sisters Louise, husband Richard Vonderburger, Ruth, husband Julius Salatin, her brothers, William Robert (Bob), wife Eva Mann and Edward, wife Chris Mann, and family friend Dennis Pickett.
Thelma will be missed by her two daughters Shirley Ann Meer and Linda Jane Meer; nieces, nephews, cousins; other family members; cherished friends and neighbors. Her cherished cats Rosie, Fred & Sophie. She appreciated them for all their generosity and priceless friendship.
A funeral mass with be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Cambridge City with Father Joe Rautenburg officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Friends may call at Waskom Capitol Hill on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. There will be a Rosary Service at 4:30 PM.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
James E. Wasson
Cambridge City, IN - James E. Wasson, 73, passed away peacefully at his home in rural Cambridge City, Indiana on Monday August 11, 2014. A son of the late Charles R. and Virginia Edith (Pittenger) Wasson, Jim was born in New Castle, Indiana on January 20, 1941. Jim was raised in the Dublin community and graduated from Lincoln High School in Cambridge City with the class of 1959. Jim was a mechanic and began his carrier while a youth working on cars alongside his dad at the family business on the north edge of Dublin. Jim was a veteran of the United States Air Force and met the mother of his children while stationed at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Michigan. Following his military service, he raised his family while working for several automotive garages in the Michigan Upper Peninsula and retired in 1998 from the State of Michigan Department of Corrections. In his retirement, Jim divided his time between his “hometowns” in Michigan and Indiana. Jim was an avid reader and in his leisure enjoyed spending his time outdoors, hunting and fishing. He especially loved to spend time with his grandchildren. Jim was president of the Friends of the Cambridge City Public Library and Past Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #405 in Marquette, Michigan.
Survivors include his 3 children, Terry (Patrick) St. Germain of Negaunee, MI, Michael (Amy) Wasson of Papillion, NE and Francie (Kevin) Martin of Kingsford, MI; 6 grandchildren, Ryan (Krista) and Bradley (Ashlea Foran) St. Germain, Emily and Sydney Wasson, Kaitlin and Kimberly Martin; 1 brother, David (Ruth) Wasson of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Joe and his wife Margaret and John Richard Wasson; 1 sister, Eleanor Horseman.
The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday August 16, 2014 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home- 1993 Cumberland St./ Dublin, IN 47335. In recognition of Jim’s love of reading, Memorial Contributions can be made to the Cambridge City Public Library- 600 W. Main Street/ Cambridge City, IN 47327
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Barbara Ann Richardson
Knightstown, IN - Barbara Ann Richardson, 72, passed away on Thursday morning August 14, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. A daughter of the late Thaddeus and Maggie Irene (Sherwood) Richardson, Barbara was born in New Castle, Indiana on July 23, 1942. Barbara was raised south of Lewisville in Rush County and graduated from Mays High School with the class of 1960. She was an active member of the New Hope Church in Lewisville and loved all children. She enjoyed cooking and will always be remembered for her baked goods and homemade candy at Christmas time. Barbara’s love of children lead her to become a houseparent at the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Home in Knightsown for over 30 years. She had a positive influence on many young lives.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Laura Borders of Carmel and Pamela DeGraw of Indianapolis; 5 grandchildren, Levi Borders, Justin Caudill, Danielle, Madison and Payton Jacobs; 3 great grandchildren, Bobbi Lilian Borders, Samson and Alyssa Caudill; 1 sister, Phyllis Solomon of Charlottesville; 1 nephew Thad Richardason Jr. of Spiceland; 5 nephews, Chris Doty, William, Tomothy, Mark and Travis Richardson; 1 niece Edia Gray; several great and great great nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her brother Howard Richardson on June 7, 2005.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday August 18, 2014 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, 115 West U.S. Hwy. 40/ Lewisville, IN 47352. Burial will follow at the Zion Cemetery in Raleigh. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday August 17 at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Rod E. Nolte
Richmond, IN -Rod Elroy Nolte, age 50, passed away at his residence on August 9, 2014. Rod was born on February 8, 1964, in Richmond, Indiana, to Hazel (Mc-Daniel) Williams and to the late John “Jack” Nolte. Rod grew up in Richmond and had lived here most of his life.
Rod was proud of his heritage; he enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and camping. Rod was a talented masonry, landscaper, and enjoyed carpenter work.
Survivors include his children: Chad and Kasey Nolte of Cambridge City, and Jesse and Kim Nolte of Richmond; his mother: Hazel Williams of Richmond; his grandchildren: Seth, Samuel, Carly, and Ava Nolte; his brothers: John Nolte and Tommy Carpenter, both of Richmond; his sister and brother-in-law: Amie and Steve Strothman of Hagerstown; special friend: Mark Baker; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, a brother: Todd Nolte, cousins, and a sister-in-law: Lora Nolte.
Graveside services for Rod will be Wednesday August 13, 2014, 12 Noon, at Lutherania Cemetery, with Pastor Brett Karanovich officiating. Send online condolences at www.communityfamilyfh. com
Paul Moffitt
Milton, IN - Paul D. Moffitt, 63, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 9, 2014 after an extended illness. He was born on January 27, 1951, the 7th of nine children, to Morton and Alice (Darling) Moffitt-Mitchem in New Castle. Paul attended the Church of God in Connersville, and enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, spending time with his wife, family and his precious pet Lexee.
Survivors include his mother; wife, the former Velvet Carr whom he married on August 24, 1991; daughters, Lucinda (Tony) Maiden, Paula Moffitt; grandchildren, Anthony Moffitt, Faith & Grace Maiden; siblings, Dorthea (Phil) Mullin, Frances Pickett, Gloria (Marion) Pickett, Frank (Mickey) Moffitt, Alta Roach, Roy (Amy) Moffitt, Joe (Robin) Moffitt, Susie Moffitt; several nieces, nephews and extended family.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Rev. Kenneth Rider will officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City. Family and friends may gather from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Donald L. Conyers
Cambridge City, IN - Donald L. Conyers, 82, of Cambridge City passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Reid Hospial and Health Care Services in Richmond on an evening of the super moon and perseid meteor showers.
He was born on July 30, 1932 in Winchester, IN to Hershel and Dorothy T. Fisher Conyers.
Don was a 1950 graduate of Lincoln High School. After graduation he served in the U.S. Air Force. He then worked as an accountant and retired as executive V.P. for American Waterworks in Short Hills, New Jersey after 34 years. He was a member of Cambridge City Evening Kiwanis and served on the Cambridge City water/sewer board. In 2008 he was Cambridge City Citizen of the Year. Don served as a mentor at Western Wayne Schools and was devoted to his family, lived for his children and loved to golf.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years Melanie E. (Parker) Conyers; children Cynthia (Dave) Mines of West Chester, OH and Gregory (Robert Davis) Conyers of West Hartford, CT; grandchildren Dustin, Timothy, Derek, Cameron and Casey.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son Jeff Conyers and a brother Philip Conyers.
Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 2:00 PM until start of services at 4:00 PM. Father John Luerman will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Cambridge City public library or the Golay Center.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Ernest Edward Ford
Scottsdale, Arizona - Ernie Ford was born in Richmond, Indiana in the summer of 1955. Raised on a farm, he learned early in life the value of hard work and honest living. After high school, he joined the United States army, where his superiors and fellow soldiers quickly realized his outstanding physical ability, mental acuity and marksmanship skills. He subsequently became an Army Ranger, and his skills in the Special Forces community were unrivaled. Ernie rose to the highest non-commissioned officer rank of Sergeant Major and was known universally for fierce loyalty to his comrades, and unending dedication to his country and mission.
Following retirement from the Army, Ernie worked for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, providing security for nearly 20 years as a Sergeant in the harsh conditions of Alaska. He loved Alaska for its raw beauty, and he frequently sent photos to his family and friends of the scenery and wildlife that he held so closely to his heart.
Ernie was dearly loved by his family and friends, and was known for being a “man’s man.” He will be remembered for his epic handshakes and powerful hugs. His untimely death is tragic reminder to live each day well, and to spend as much time as possible with family and loved ones. Ernie is survived by Jean Sullivan, Amber and Alexis Crouch, Travis and Scarlett Ford, Sean O’Hearn and countless others who will never forget the impact that his had on their lives. He will be dearly missed.
Ernie can now be found in the best “tactical” position at Fiddlers Green, watching over his comrades and making sure that everyone has what they need.
Visitation will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix from 6:00 – 8:00pm on Friday, August 15th, 2014. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00am, Saturday, August 16th, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Directly following the service, a reception will be held at the Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N. 7th Street, Phoenix.
A Memorial Fund has been established at Wells Fargo Bank. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Branch to Ernie (Ernest) Ford Memorial Fund. This fund will be used to establish a trust for his granddaughter’s college fund. You do not need the account number (6475551641) unless you are mailing a check to:
Wells Fargo Bank
34502 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Attention: Ernie Ford Memorial Fund
Kathryn Lynn Horn
Connersville, IN - Kathryn Lynn Horn, 57, of Connersville, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014, at her residence.
One of six children, she was born February 9, 1957 in Connersville, the daughter of Joseph Eugene and Linda Lou Lane Rowe. She attended Connersville schools.
On October 23, 1977, she was married by Rev. Lester Rose to William E. Horn of Fayette County, Indiana; Mr. Horn died March 19, 1992.
A loving and devoted mother and grandmother, she served as a full-time housewife, totally dedicated to the needs and interests of her family; in her leisure, she enjoyed sewing, spending time with her many friends, fishing with her husband and visiting with and buying special things for her granddaughter, Amber.
She attended Park Place Church of God.
She is survived by two daughters, Amandia Marie Aldrich and her husband Kevin of Connersville and Donna Kay Snoddy and her husband Timothy of Cambridge City, Indiana, a step-son, Michael Dean Horn of Connersville, a step-daughter, Linda Willhoite of Milton, Indiana, a granddaughter, Amber Dawn Aldrich of Connersville, two sisters, Karen Reisinger and her husband Ray and Jean Kay Richardson and her husband Wayne, both of Connersville, three brothers, Phillip Rowe of Connersville, Christopher Rowe and his wife Sandy of Goshen, Indiana, and Robert Ray Rowe of Connersville, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William E. Horn, her parents, two nephews, Bryan Gene Rowe and James Joseph Lee Rowe, and her step-daughter-in-law, Debra Horn.
Funeral Services will be conducted 1 PM Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Pastor Shawn O’Connor officiating; burial will be Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 11 AM until the time of the service on Thursday; they may also visit anytime online at millermosterrobbins.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Charitable donations may be made in Kathryn's memory to the following organization:
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Helena J. Tyree
Milton, IN - Helena J. Tyree,79, of Milton passed away peacefully on August 3, 2014 at her home while surrounded by her family. She was born Helena J. Goble on April 12, 1935 in College Corner, Indiana to Hollis and Clara C. (Widau) Goble. As a teenager, Helena worked at the Dublin Soda Shop and Ralph’s Chuckwagon, also in Dublin. She was employed at the Cambidge City Drapery Factory, Nettle Creek in Richmond, and Philco-Ford in Connersville. She married Billy R. Tyree on June 14, 1952 in Dublin. In 1974 Helena and Billy purchased G & G Lakes south of Milton. She was a member of Milton Christian Church, Do Gooders, and American Legion Post 333 Ladies Auxiliary in Hagerstown.
Survivors include her children, Dean (Alicia) Tyree, Daine Tyree, Donald Tyree, Delaina (Kenny) Bertsch, Damon (Dawn) Tyree, Danett (Randy) Revalee, Douglas Tyree; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sister Juanita Swim; brother Duane (Janet) Goble; brother-in-law, James Tyree; sister-in-law Margaret (David) McDaniel; several nieces and nephews.
Helena was preceded in death by her parents; husband on December 28, 2008; siblings, Reba Thom, Leola Vance, Norma Hartman, Donna Gibson, Gerald D. Goble, Robert Goble; grandson Don Michael Tyree on August 31, 1999; granddaughters Micah Katlyn Tyree on June 30, 1985 and Alicia Victoria Beck on March 29, 1998.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Rev. Tom Cici will officiate. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery, Dublin. Family and friends may visit from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the funeral home.
Wilford Earl “Jack” Copeland
Cambridge City, IN - Wilford Earl “Jack” Copeland, 87, of Cambridge City passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Reid Hospital and Health Care Services in Richmond.
He was born on July 1, 1927 in Winslow, IN, Pike County to William and Mabel Corn Copeland.
Jack received his BS degree from Oakland City University in 1949 and Master's degree from Ball State University in 1959. He was a WWll U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Phillipine Islands. He worked at Western Wayne Schools for 40 years as a teacher, coach, administrator and retired in 1988 as Superintendent. He was a Registered School Business Administrator with the American School Business Officials. He received the Oakland City University Special Achievment award and Western Wayne School Dedicated Service award. He also co-authored a business management manual.
Jack was a 50 year member and Past Master of Cambridge Masonic Lodge #5, charter member of Cambridge City Kiwanis where he was the Citizen of the Year in 1988, Dublin American Legion Post #338, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Retired Public School Superintendents of Indiana, and a long time member of Pershing United Methodist Church and current member of Cambridge City First United Methodist Church. He was a past member of the Pershing town council and Cambridge City Library Board. In 1989, he and his wife were Grand Marshals of Cambridge City Canal Days.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, the former Lewanna R. “Lee” Hubble whom he married on July 4, 1949 in Evansville, IN; four daughters Debra L. (Dick) Hamm, Nancy L. (George) Todd, Janet L. (David) Sweet and Susan L. (Jim) Peckinpaugh; 6 granddaughters Angela Dixon, Trisha Todd, Sarah Potter, Kristi Henderson, Danielle Peckinpaugh and Nicole Gravelle; 4 grandsons Dane Summan, Jonathan Sweet, Christopher Sweet and Kyle Peckinpaugh; 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters Margaret E. McAllen and Doris J. Baysinger; and 2 grandchildren Alison Sweet and Robert (Robby) Henderson.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with Rev. Jeff Shafer officiating. Burial will follow in Zion's Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM where there will be Masonic services at 7:45 PM by Cambridge Lodge #5 F&AM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the W. E. “Jack” Copeland Memorial Scholarship Fund at First Bank of Richmond, 200 W. Main Cambridge City, IN 47327
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Alberta L. Hamm
Cambridge City, IN - Alberta L. Hamm, 91, formerly of Cambridge City went to Heaven on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Hamilton Trace of Fishers, IN with family by her side.
She was born on July 7, 1923 in Union County to Harry J. and Mary E. (Reisert) Geis. She lived most of her life in Wayne County, IN before movig to an assisted living facility in Fishers, IN.
She was a seamstress at Paul Casket Co. for many years and sewed for her daughters.
Alberta enjoyed her family very much and will be missed by her three daughters and their families. Marcia (Ken) Fleetwood of Fishers, IN, Karen (Rod) Caldwell of Fishers, IN and Donna (John) Darlington of Naples, Florida. Six grandchildren: Teena (Bob) Sand, Ken (Debbie) Fleetwood, Sherry (Jon) Ohl, Krista (Kenny) Keeton, Debbie Williams, and Cindy (Ben) Owens, John Darlington lll and Jason Darlington. 15 great grandchildren, and 5 great, great grandchildren
Alberta was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Marion Leroy Hamm, two siblings, Harry Lewis Geis and Paul Eugene Geis, one grandson-infant Caldwell, one grandaughter Terri Darlington, one great grandson Kyle David Mayer and one grandson (by marriage) David (Dee) Williams.
Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 12:00 noon until start of services at 2:00 PM. Pastor Dale Cunningham will be officiating. Burial will follow in Zions Luthern Cemetery in Pershing, IN.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Ernest Ford
Services Pending - Ernie Ford, 59, Lincoln High School graduate and former Cambridge City resident died Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 16th, in Phoenix, AZ, time still TBA. There will be a visitation Friday, August 15, at Whitney Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ, 85018. The service will be at St. Francis Xavier Church at 4715 N Central Ave, Phoenix AZ 85012. Further details will be posted as soon as they’re known; www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com.
More information will be posted on the “All LHS 70’s Reunion” Facebook page, where Ernie’s 1970’s LHS friends and classmates are invited to share their stories for a memory book.
Obituaries are also posted at www.western-wayne-news.com as they become available.
Charles A. “Charlie” Kuster
Lewisburg, OH - Charles A. “Charlie” Kuster, 74, of Lewisburg, OH died July, 23, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, OH.
He was born on Feb. 12, 1940 in Richmond, IN to Harry and Mary Alice (Allen) Kuster and was raised in the Germantown/Pershing area. He was a 1958 graduate of Lincoln High School.
Charles moved to Phillipsburg, OH after his marriage to Jackie Retherford in the early 1960s. He was a fixture on the Phillipsburg Village Council for 16 years.
He worked for the Joyce Cridland Co. of Dayton, OH as a mechanical engineer and was awarded a patent for his work there. After leaving Joyce Cridland, Charles was employed by the Templeton Kenley Co. of Broadview, IL for many years as a sales engineer and sales manager. He also worked as a draftsman and truck driver before his retirement.
He was active in the Lutheran churches of Pershing, IN, as well as those in Phillipsburg and Eaton, OH. He enjoyed motorcycling, attending car shows, and area auctions.
Survivors include his children Gerald “Gary” E. (Shelley) Kuster of Columbus, OH, Kurt (Rose) Kuster of Cleveland, OH and 1 grandchild, Jack Kuster; sister Carolyn (Robert) Palma of Brownsburg, IN, brothers John (Rose Marie) and James of Centerville and Richmond, IN respectively as well as numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Friends will be received at the Grace Lutheran Church, Eaton, OH on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 10:00 am until the time of funeral services at 11:00 am with PastorWarren Reichart officiating. Burial will be at the family’s convenience at Salem Baptist Cemetery in Hagerstown, IN. Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, OH is assisting the family with arrangements. On line condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome. com
Ralph Marion Lakes
Ralph Marion Lakes, 69, of Cape Coral, formerly of Liberty, IN, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Cape Coral. He was born March 13, 1945 in Lexington, KY to Dennis and Mary Lakes, now deceased.
Ralph was in the landscaping business for 50 years. He also loved Hank Williams, Sr., and sang his songs all the time.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Phyllis Lakes of Cape Coral; three children, Shane Lakes (Linda) of Cape Coral, Travis Lakes (Stacey) of Cape Coral and Jeannie Lakes also of Cape Coral; four siblings, Dennis Lakes (Linda) of Ft. Myers, Linda Hall of Cambridge City, IN, Robin Lakes (Debbie) of Greenfield, IN and Sue Neice (Don) of Greenfield, IN; nine grandchildren as well as three great grandchildren.
No formal services are planned at this time.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial. com.
Kenneth “Wesley” Allen Elliott
Liberty, IN - Kenneth “Wesley” Allen Elliott, 7, of Liberty, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital.
He was born March 20, 2007 in Oxford, Ohio, the son of Jennifer (Crowder) Elliott and the late Shaun Allen Elliott. He was a student at Liberty Elementary, presently about to attend the 2nd Grade.
He loved to sing and dance, delighted in arts and crafts, all kinds of music, attending the Church of the Nazarene in Liberty and was known as “the king of messing around.” Some of his most enjoyable moments were spent with his family at Liberty County Club on the golf course. He was also very interested in ninjas, wrestling and motorcycles.
He is survived by his mother, Jennifer Elliott, two sisters, Danielle Lear and Jenna Grace Elliott, his grandparents, Kenny and Sonja Elliott and Ken and Vicky Crowder, both of Liberty, and Dana Davidson of Cambridge City, Indiana, his great-grandparents, Bill and Wilma Elliott of Liberty and Jim and Tilda Davidson of Straughn, Indiana, several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his beloved dog, “Jax.”
He was preceded in death by his father, Shaun Elliott, who died November 21, 2013.
Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the Church of the Nazarene, 220 W. High St. in Liberty with Pastors Britt Hensley and John Bouldrey officiating. Friends may call at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home from 4 until 8 PM on Friday; they may also visit anytime online at millermosterrobbins.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Funeral Home on behalf of deferring the family expenses.
Mindle Coffey
Richmond, IN – Mindle Coffey, age 88, of Richmond, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Arbor Trace.
Born February 26, 1926, in Irvine, Kentucky, to Harvey and Emoline Lainhart Coffey, he lived most of his life in Richmond.
Mindle retired after 46 years from Eaton Gear Works and was the owner of Coffey’s Appliances for sixteen years. He enjoyed working and NASCAR.
Survivors include his daughters, Carla (Jack) Hamilton of Marion, Indiana, and Jeana (Todd) Smelser of Centerville; grandchildren, Tony (Debra) Mullins of Elwood, Indiana, Bobbi Mullins and Cindy (Tony) Bennie, both of Fairmount, Indiana, and Hillary Chaney of Centerville; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Toni (Arden) Chaney of Richmond; special son-in-law, John Chaney; nieces; and nephews, including special nephew, Richard Coffey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and four brothers.
Visitation for Mindle Coffey was from 1 to 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Chaplain Edward R. McFarland officiating. Burial was in Spring Lawn Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Rev. Leslie C. Yeager
Connersville, IN – Rev. Leslie C. Yeager Sr., 87, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at Hickory Creek of Connersville.
Born January 10, 1927, in Williamsport, PA, he was the fourth of eight children of Paul Leslie and Tonnie Mae Bitner Yeager. When he was 12, his family moved to Dayton, OH. He graduated from Wittenberg University (Springfield, OH) in 1948 and received his Masters of Theology degree from Hamma Divinity School (Hamma School of Theology) in 1950.
The first congregation he served was Zion Lutheran in Pershing, Indiana (1950-1956). In spite of overhearing a member say during his first week, “Oh dear! They sent us a boy!” Pastor Yeager was much loved, and the feeling was mutual.
He next pastored Good Shepherd Lutheran in Indianapolis for 18 years. He was involved in the early years of the congregation and the first and second building phases as the church thrived under his leadership. The young congregation was meeting in a lodge hall when Pastor Yeager accepted the call. They built a house chapel for worship followed by the erection of the current church building all during the time Pastor Yeager was there.
In 1974 Pastor Yeager began serving St. James Lutheran in Greenfield, Indiana, from which he retired in 1991. The congregation flourished during those years, sponsored a Laotian family, and remodeled the facility. Their love of Pastor Yeager was demonstrated by successfully surprising Les and Betty with a celebration of their 40th wedding anniversary and a few years later a retirement send-off with so much joy, they laughed until they cried.
Upon retirement, he and his wife, Betty, chose Richmond as their home. During his “retirement” he was an interim pastor for congregations in Winchester and Berne, Indiana, and was the assistant pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Richmond for a number of years. He was an ordained minister for 64 years.
“A kind and good Christian man,” Betty Louise Jones Yeager, his wife of 64 years, described him. He is survived by his wife and their children, Leslie C. (Margie) Yeager, Jr. of Connersville and Julie (Darrell) Liggett of Greensburg, IN, and six grandchildren, Amanda Young of Indianapolis, Andrew (Lisa) Yeager of Birmingham AL, Elizabeth (Joseph) Hill of Maryville, TN, Heather McCoy of Rushville, IN, and Melissa McCoy and Charles McCoy, both of Greensburg, IN. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren and his siblings, Gladys Zachmeyer of Idaho, Vern Yeager of Dayton, OH, and Jay (Judy) Yeager of Kettering, OH; sister-in-law, Bonnie Yeager of Springfield, OH; nieces; nephews; and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James and Paul Yeager; sisters, Effie Breining and Dorthea Strobel.
Not only did Pastor Yeager serve his congregations, he also served the community. He was Dean of the church district, a member of Wittenberg University’s Board of Directors, a hospice volunteer, and Rotary member. He and his wife, Betty, delivered Meals-on-Wheels for a number of years. They sponsored a young man from a displaced persons camp in Austria during their first year of marriage, and later helped several Latvian families settle in the United States through sponsorships.
Visitation for Rev. Leslie C. Yeager was from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 121 South 18th Street, Richmond. There was also a visitation from 2-3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church followed by the funeral service at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the church with Rev. Robert Meckley and Pastor Steven L. Schwier officiating. Burial was in Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing, Indiana. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 121 South 18th Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or Evangelical Lutheran Church of America for World Hunger, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694-1764.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Funeral Home, Dublin has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Janice Louise Miles
Cambridge City, IN - Janice Louise Miles, 85, of Cambridge City passed away Thursday evening, July 10, 2014 at her residence.
She was born on March 16, 1929 in New Castle to Allen and Phoebe Rees.
Janice is a 1947 graduate of New Castle High School and worked for Bell Telephone as an operator for several years. Janice married the late Phil Miles in 1948 in New Castle. In 1954 they moved to Centerville to publish the Old Trails Echo Newspaper until 1964. They retired to Florida in 1982 and Janice moved to Cambridge City after Phil’s death in 1989. Janice enjoyed sewing, playing cards, and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her children, Phillip E. (Nina) Miles of New Castle, Sue (Gary) Verpooten of Cambridge City, Nancy (Arthur) McDermott of Madison, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Nathan Miles, Shiela Hayden, Dawn Tyree, Eric Verpooten, Dustin Verpooten, Kyle McDermott, Kirk McDermott; nine great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; special friend, Charles Burgess of Cambridge City
Lucille Heck
Cambridge City, IN - Lucille Heck, age 84, of Cambridge City passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Reid Hospital.
She was born in Connersville, Indiana on January 7, 1930 to Joe and Ann (Yohler) Pflum.
Lucille graduated from Connersville High School in 1947. She went to Beauty School in Indianapolis and remained a licensed beautician most of her adult life. Lucille was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, Women of the Moose and Women of the Eagles. She was the owner of Fox's Den Tavern in Brookville. Lucille was very active in the Fayette Co. Free Fair – she organized the 1st Queen Contest and also started the Pet & Hobby. She enjoyed working with the family on the farm.
Lucille is survived by her husband of 63 years, Leland Ray Heck; children, Leann (Bill) Cochran, Mary Jo (Tim) Close and Kenneth Ray Heck; grandchildren, Jennifer (Erick) Garrison, Jeanette Hensley, Brent (Katie) Close, Dustin (Hillary) Close; great-grandchildren Luke and Keegan Garrison, Claire, Olivia and Wiley Close, Henry and Harper Close; brothers, KJ (Peggy) Pflum and James Pflum; sister Virginia Myers; nieces, nephews and friends.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Nathan Close on Oct. 5, 1997; a sister and her husband, Catherine and Larry Risch; sister-in-law, Ruth Pflum and brother-in-law George Myers.
Friends called on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 2:00 until 6:00 pm and a Scripture Service was held at 1:30 pm at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. The funeral mass was celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, July 14, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and burial followed at Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 333 W. Maple St., Cambridge City, Indiana 47327.
Online condolences at www.waskoms.com
Marlene A. Powell
Richmond, IN - Marlene A. Powell, 76, of Richmond died July 7, 2014 at Reid Hospital after a long illness.
She was born March 10, 1938 in Richmond to James and Dorothy Quesenberry Spears and lived in Richmond and Florida.
She formerly worked for P.R.C., K-Mart and retired from Wal-Mart. She was a member of Ravina Park Baptist Church.
Survivors include two children Cynthia Shaw of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Diana Powell of Richmond, two step children Jeanie Seal of Richmond and Lawrence Powell Jr. of Richmond; one brother Jerry Spears of Cambridge City, one sister Sally Quesenberry of Richmond, nieces and nephews.
Her husband Lawrence died July 14, 2011 and her brothers James and Richard Weatherly are also deceased.
Funeral services were 2:00 P.M. Thursday July 10, 2014 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr FuneralHome with Rev. James Slaven officiating. Burial was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing. Friends called 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.
Gerald “Jerry” Handley
Richmond, IN - Gerald “Jerry” Handley 81 of Richmond died July 10, 2014 at Reid Hospital after a short illness.
He was born November 12, 1932 in Brookville to Russell and Hazel Masters Handley and lived here since 1955.
He retired from Richmond Gear after 30 ½ years, he also worked for Rose City Transit.
He served in the Army and was a member Central United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his six children Michael Handley of Ashland, Ky. Patricia and David Mead of Richmond, Mark and Marilyn Handley of Richmond, Ray Blevins of Cambridge City, J.D. Wayne of Richmond, Max Handley of Richmond, nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Arlene Handley who passed away in 2011, daughter Lolita Handley, sister Bertha Lambert, brother Marvin Handley.
Services were 11:00 AM Monday July 14, 2014 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Charlie Black officiating. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery. Friends called from 5:00 PM to 7:00PM Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Adult Day Care of Richmond 2727 East Main Street Richmond, IN 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com
Charlotte Sue Peck
Laurel, IN - Charlotte Sue Peck, 66, of Laurel, passed away Thursday morning, July 10, 2014, at Brookville Healthcare Center.
One of three children, she was born January 15, 1948 in Connersville, the daughter of Harlan Richard Sr. and Irene Kiskaden Grizzell.
She was reared in Spiceland, Indiana where she graduated from Spiceland High School. She later moved with her family to Franklin County, Indiana.
On July 22, 1967, she married William C. Peck and they lived in Laurel for many years; Mr. Peck died April 10, 2014.
She was a longtime employee of Country Cooker in Rushville, Indiana and as a waitress with Takathemoke of Milroy, Indiana; she later owned and operated the Southside Drive-Inn, also in Rushville.
She was a member of the Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church in Brookville and the Eastern Star. A Girl Scout leader for many years, she enjoyed spending time with her family, taking care of her husband and loved to read and travel; she also gained great delight in singing at church, weddings and for Eastern Star activities. Additionally, she had been active in the Franklin County Democratic Party where she had served as a precinct committee member.
Survivors include three daughters, Lisa J. Baudendistel and her husband Ritch of Liberty, Indiana, Christy L. Sizemore and her husband Joseph of Metamora, Indiana and Amy J. Marshall and her husband John of Laurel, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, her parents, Harlan Sr. and Irene Grizzell of Laurel, a sister, Nancy Mummert of New Castle, Indiana, a brother, Harland Richard Grizzell, Jr. and his wife Michele of Laurel, and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members.
Funeral Services were held at 1 PM Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, with Rev. Kevin Waltz officiating; burial was in Laurel North Cemetery. Friends called from 10 AM until the time of the service on Tuesday; they may also visit anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to “Stayin’ Alive” of Franklin County and the Spiceland Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Darryll Lee Morehead, Jr.
Connersville, IN - Darryll Lee Morehead, Jr., 40, of Connersville, passed away Wednesday evening, July 9, 2014, as a result of a motorcycle accident that occurred in Union County, Indiana.
He was born January 14, 1974 in Connersville, the son of Darryll Lee Morehead, Sr. and Debra Sue Sams. He was a 1992 graduate of Connersville High School.
Following his baccalaureate, he entered the U.S. Marine Corps where he served from 1992-1996; subsequently, he joined the Indiana National Guard and, while in Iraq, he was wounded in battle during the spring of 2007. He received many awards and citations including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Iraq Campaign Medal.
On July 18, 2009, he was married to Michelle Cloud of Connersville, who survives.
Currently he was employed with SAPA of Connersville for the past seven years where he served as its Maintenance Manager. He had also previously worked at INTAT of Rushville and Indiana Precision Forge of Shelbyville.
He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and Eagle Riders, AMVETS, the American Legion and the VFW.
He loved riding his Harley Davidson, collecting guns, spending time with his family and enjoyed his work at SAPA and fellowship with his fellow employees.
Survivors included his wife of five years, Michelle Morehead, his parents, Darryll Lee Sr. and Mary Beth Morehead of Connersville and Paul and Debra Sue Cook of Whiteland, Indiana, two sons, Nelson and Mason Morehead, both of Connersville, three daughters, Ashlie Bowling and her fiancé Damon Shelby, Sera Bowling and her fiancé Joe Friend and Elizabeth Bowling, all of Connersville, Indiana, one brother, Craig (Sarah) Morehead of Hampton, Virginia and three sisters, Dawn (Jonathon) Farley of Connersville, Misty (Michael) Vaughn of Fountain City, Indiana, and Amber Morehead of Connersville, Indiana, several nieces and nephews, Matthew Boatman, Storm Farley, Blake and Alek Morehead of Connersville, Indiana, Mercedes and Draven Vaughn of Fountain City, maternal grandparents, Charles and Lillian Sams, and a granddaughter, Lydia Friend. He was blessed with his “Brothers in Arms” from Team Gator.
Friends called at the Funeral Home from 4 until 8 PM Sunday, July 13, 2014, under the vigil of the Indiana Patriot Guard. Funeral Services were held at 2 PM Monday, July 14, 2014, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Fuzzy Lake, Rev. Chris Lovett and Rev. Dennis Perkins officiating. Following cremation, a Committal Service was held at Lick Creek Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Fayette County Veterans Council. The Committal Service will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Indiana Patriot Guard.
Robert Lee Caudill
Connerville, IN – Robert Lee Caudill, age 67, of Connersville, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Reid Hospital.
Born April 25, 1947, in Harlan County, Kentucky, to Roy and Juanita Witt Caudill, he spent most of his life in Wayne County.
He graduated from Lincoln High School in Cambridge City, Indiana. Robert was a member of the Outlaw Car Club. He retired from Dana Distribution Center in Hagerstown after 27 years of service. In his earlier years he owned and raced a stock car. Robert enjoyed motorcycles and restoring antique John Deere tractors and antique cars. The most important things were his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his daughter, Valerie (Donald) Limburg of Connersville; grandchildren, Matthew, Lukus, and Lacey Limburg; sister, Joyce Horwarter of Green Valley, Illinois; nephews, Scott Guettner of Tennessee and Michael Van Fossen of Illinois; and other extended family, including nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lawanda Caudill who died September 28, 1996 and parents.
Visitation for Robert Lee Caudill was from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July, 17, 2014, at Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Robert L. Fannin officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene, 630 East Main Street, Hagerstown, IN 47346.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Marie E. Houchin
Richmond, IN – Marie E. Houchin, age 90, of Richmond, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Reid Hospital.
She was born June 14, 1924, in Clark County, Indiana, to Roy and Carrie Lewellen Matthews.
Marie graduated from Milltown High School in 1942 and lived lived most of her life in Richmond, Indiana.
She was a bookkeeper for Bruce AMC-Jeep, working side by side with her husband for 21 years. Marie won many national awards for her work as a bookkeeper, always striving for excellence. She was a very devoted and caring wife and mother, always making her family her number one priority in life. Marie was a lady of dedication, honesty, and foresight. She had many talents and enjoyed making beautiful quilts, crewel embroidery, afghans, draperies, and clothing for her family. Marie was an avid basketball fan and loved to watch Indiana University basketball and attend Richmond High School basketball games. Marie’s determination and will to live gave her many extra, wonderful years. She was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church and attended First Baptist Church of Richmond.
Survivors include her daughter, Darlene Houchin of Richmond; niece, Donnita (Tim) Kelly of North Carolina; nephews, Gayle (Denise) Matthews of Richmond and Gary (Linda) Matthews of Indianapolis; many other nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Rhetta Mountjoy of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 67 years, Bruce A. Houchin who died April 11, 2012; son, Larry Houchin; parents, Roy and Carrie Lewellen Matthews; brothers, Donald Matthews and Glen Matthews; sister, Velma Miller; niece, Judy Vilhauer; sisters-in-law, Oleta Matthews Dubois and Thelma Matthews; brother-in-law, Edgar Miller; and many other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Visitation was from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service was at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. James Spon officiating. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Lance Gregory Powell
Richmond, IN - Lance Gregory Powell, age 47, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 13, 2014, following a motorcycle accident.
Born March 16, 1967, in Richmond, to Richard "Dick" and Marsha Duffin Powell, he was a life-long resident of this area. Lance was a 1986 graduate of Richmond High School, where he lettered in basketball, track, cross-country, and was a member of the RHS band and choir. Lance was a member of the 1985 State Runner-Up Basketball Team. He attended Anderson College, where he also played basketball. Lance worked at Color Box for nearly 2 years and had formerly worked at Powell Paving. He loved life and all it had to offer. Lance never wasted a minute of it. He enjoyed playing Texas Hold 'em, watching Indiana University basketball, and was an Indianapolis Colts fan. Lance also enjoyed NHRA, attending tractor pulls with his brother and dad, NASCAR, and quiet time at home or surrounded by family and friends. Lance loved it all. Lance's motto was "One Life, One Love, Live Long, Live Strong".
Along with his parents, Lance also leaves behind his loving wife, Ann Powell to whom he was married on December 31, 2013. Lance and Ann were high school sweethearts, first true loves, rekindled, and reunited. Other survivors include his sweet precious daughter, Trinity Powell; step-son, Austin "Bubba" Hines; step-daughter, Makalia Moore who will remember Lance as "Big Poppa L"; " little big" brother, Chris (Patty) Powell; maternal grandfather, Woodrow W. Duffin Sr.; in-laws, George and Nancy Hines; brother-in-law, Jason (Kathy Dibling) Hines; nieces, Ashley and Kattie; nephew, Bruce; great-niece, Kennadi; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Arthur and Bernice Powell and his maternal grandmother, Georgetta P. Duffin.
Visitation for Lance Gregory Powell will be from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Murray Satterfield Jr. officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Janice Louise Miles
Cambridge City, IN - Janice Louise Miles, 85, of Cambridge City passed away Thursday evening, July 10, 2014 at her residence. She was born on March 16, 1929 in New Castle to Allen and Phoebe Rees. Janice is a 1947 graduate of New Castle High School and worked for Bell Telephone as an operator for several years. Janice married the late Phil Miles in 1948 in New Castle. In 1954 they moved to Centerville to publish the Old Trails Echo Newspaper until 1964. They retired to Florida in 1982 and Janice moved to Cambridge City after Phil’s death in 1989. Janice enjoyed sewing, playing cards, and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her children, Phillip E. (Nina) Miles of New Castle, Sue (Gary) Verpooten of Cambridge City, Nancy (Arthur) McDermott of Madison, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Nathan Miles, Shiela Hayden, Dawn Tyree, Eric Verpooten, Dustin Verpooten, Kyle McDermott, Kirk McDermott; nine great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; special friend, Charles Burgess of Cambridge City.
Janice was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com <http://www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com>
Darryll Lee Morehead
Connersville, IN - Darryll Lee Morehead, Jr., 40, of Connersville, passed away Wednesday evening, July 9, 2014, as a result of a motorcycle accident that occurred in Union County, Indiana.
He was born January 14, 1974 in Connersville, the son of Darryll Lee Morehead, Sr. and Debra Sue Sams. He was a 1992 graduate of Connersville High School.
Following his baccalaureate, he entered the U.S. Marine Corps where he served from 1992-1996; subsequently, he joined the Indiana National Guard and, while in Iraq, he was wounded in battle during the spring of 2007. He received many awards and citations including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Iraq Campaign Medal.
On July 18, 2009, he was married to Michelle Cloud of Connersville, who survives.
Currently he was employed with SAPA of Connersville for the past seven years where he served as its Maintenance Manager. He had also previously worked at INTAT of Rushville and Indiana Precision Forge of Shelbyville.
He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and Eagle Riders, AMVETS, the American Legion and the VFW.
He loved riding his Harley Davidson, collecting guns, spending time with his family and enjoyed his work at SAPA and fellowship with his fellow employees.
Survivors included his wife of five years, Michelle Morehead, his parents, Darryll Lee Sr. and Mary Beth Morehead of Connersville and Paul and Debra Sue Cook of Whiteland, Indiana, two sons, Nelson and Mason Morehead, both of Connersville, three daughters, Ashlie Bowling and her fiancé Damon Shelby, Sera Bowling and her fiancé Joe Friend and Elizabeth Bowling, all of Connersville, Indiana, one brother, Craig (Sarah) Morehead of Hampton, Virginia and three sisters, Dawn (Jonathon) Farley of Connersville, Misty (Michael) Vaughn of Fountain City, Indiana, and Amber Morehead of Connersville, Indiana, several nieces and nephews, Matthew Boatman, Storm Farley, Blake and Alek Morehead of Connersville, Indiana, Mercedes and Draven Vaughn of Fountain City, maternal grandparents, Charles and Lillian Sams, and a granddaughter, Lydia Friend. He was blessed with his “Brothers in Arms” from Team Gator.
Friends called at the Funeral Home from 4 until 8 PM Sunday, July 13, 2014, under the vigil of the Indiana Patriot Guard. Funeral Services were held at 2 PM Monday, July 14, 2014, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Fuzzy Lake, Rev. Chris Lovett and Rev. Dennis Perkins officiating. Following cremation, a Committal Service was held at Lick Creek Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Fayette County Veterans Council. The Committal Service will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Indiana Patriot Guard.
Charlotte Sue Peck
Laurel, IN - Charlotte Sue Peck, 66, of Laurel, passed away Thursday morning, July 10, 2014, at Brookville Healthcare Center.
One of three children, she was born January 15, 1948 in Connersville, the daughter of Harlan Richard Sr. and Irene Kiskaden Grizzell.
She was reared in Spiceland, Indiana where she graduated from Spiceland High School. She later moved with her family to Franklin County, Indiana.
On July 22, 1967, she married William C. Peck and they lived in Laurel for many years; Mr. Peck died April 10, 2014.
She was a longtime employee of Country Cooker in Rushville, Indiana and as a waitress with Takathemoke of Milroy, Indiana; she later owned and operated the Southside Drive-Inn, also in Rushville.
She was a member of the Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church in Brookville and the Eastern Star. A Girl Scout leader for many years, she enjoyed spending time with her family, taking care of her husband and loved to read and travel; she also gained great delight in singing at church, weddings and for Eastern Star activities. Additionally, she had been active in the Franklin County Democratic Party where she had served as a precinct committee member.
Survivors include three daughters, Lisa J. Baudendistel and her husband Ritch of Liberty, Indiana, Christy L. Sizemore and her husband Joseph of Metamora, Indiana and Amy J. Marshall and her husband John of Laurel, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, her parents, Harlan Sr. and Irene Grizzell of Laurel, a sister, Nancy Mummert of New Castle, Indiana, a brother, Harland Richard Grizzell, Jr. and his wife Michele of Laurel, and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members.
Funeral Services were held at 1 PM Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, with Rev. Kevin Waltz officiating; burial was in Laurel North Cemetery. Friends called from 10 AM until the time of the service on Tuesday; they may also visit anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to “Stayin’ Alive” of Franklin County and the Spiceland Alumni Scholarship Fund.
Gerald “Jerry” Handley
Richmond, IN - Gerald “Jerry” Handley 81 of Richmond died July 10, 2014 at Reid Hospital after a short illness.
He was born November 12, 1932 in Brookville to Russell and Hazel Masters Handley and lived here since 1955.
He retired from Richmond Gear after 30 ½ years, he also worked for Rose City Transit.
He served in the Army and was a member Central United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his six children Michael Handley of Ashland, Ky. Patricia and David Mead of Richmond, Mark and Marilyn Handley of Richmond, Ray Blevins of Cambridge City, J.D. Wayne of Richmond, Max Handley of Richmond, nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Arlene Handley who passed away in 2011, daughter Lolita Handley, sister Bertha Lambert, brother Marvin Handley.
Services were 11:00 AM Monday July 14, 2014 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Charlie Black officiating. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery. Friends called from 5:00 PM to 7:00PM Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Adult Day Care of Richmond 2727 East Main Street Richmond, IN 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com
Marlene A. Powell
Richmond, IN - Marlene A. Powell 76 of Richmond died July 7, 2014 at Reid Hospital after a long illness. She was born March 10, 1938 in Richmond to James and Dorothy Quesenberry Spears and lived in Richmond and Florida.
She formerly worked for P.R.C., K-Mart and retired from Wal-Mart. She was a member of Ravina Park Baptist Church.
Survivors include two children Cynthia Shaw of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Diana Powell of Richmond, two step children Jeanie Seal of Richmond and Lawrence Powell Jr. of Richmond; one brother Jerry Spears of Cambridge City, one sister Sally Quesenberry of Richmond, nieces and nephews.
Her husband Lawrence died July 14, 2011 and her brothers James and Richard Weatherly are also deceased.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday July 10, 2014 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. James Slaven officiating. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing. Friends may call 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.
Kristin Taylor “Kri” Weesner
Falmouth, IN - Kristin Taylor “Kri” Weesner, 20, of Falmouth, died on Friday, July 4th at Rush Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
Kristin was born in Connersville on March 10, 1994, to Douglas and Susie Weesner. Kristen attended Lincoln High School in Cambridge City. She enjoyed horseback riding, music, jokes, and taking her two children to the park.
Kristin is survived by one son, Gavin Dean Ray Weesner of Falmouth; one daughter, Gracelynn Kay Burwick of Falmouth; her father and his wife, Doug Weesner and Teresa of New Castle; her mother, Susie Weesner (Mark) of Falmouth; one brother, Josh Weesner of New Lisbon; three sisters: Nikki Hendrickson and husband Chris of New Castle, Amber Atwood of Falmouth, and Candy Atwood of Falmouth; three step-sisters: Kelsey Hannon, Kristin Hannon, and Karley Hannon all of New Castle; her maternal grandparents: Donna Parrett and Alvin Cornett both of Connersville; her paternal grandmother, Nancy Weesner of New Castle; three nieces and five nephews; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Kristin was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Donald Gene Parrett and her paternal grandfather, William Weesner.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel in Connersville, with Rev. Mandye Yates officiating. Interment will follow in Green Hills Memory Gardens in New Castle. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. Thursday until the time of service where memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.
Mary J. Stiggleman
Richmond, IN - Mary J. Stiggleman, age 90, left this earth Friday, July 4th to be with her Savior, friends, and family.
She was born in Cambridge City on June 5th, 1924 to Nelson & Martha Eaton and moved to Richmond a few years later.
Mary loved God and reading her bible, enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, liked watching the Cincinnati Reds, and enjoyed games with her grandson. She also loved spending time with her cat of 18 years Princess.
God was a huge part of her life since the age of 40. Mary lived her life as a good Christian and she was a “prayer warrior” with pages and pages of names that she prayed for. We know in our hearts that God has a special place for her in heaven for her faithfulness.
Survivors include her daughter Julie (Bob) Jacob; grandson Ian (Holly) Stiggleman; sisters Shirley Carson and Ruby Dean; brother Larry (Mary Ann) Eaton; great grandsons Cameron and Gavin Stiggleman; special friends Jo Burdette and Marilyn McGrath. In addition to her parents, a son David Stiggleman, brother Nelson Eaton Jr. sisters Patty Green and Miriam Eaton and brother-in-law,Marty Carson, are also deceased.
Services will be private. Riggle - Waltermann mortuary is in charge of arrangements
Carrie Johnson Goldberg
Richmond, IN – Carrie Johnson Goldberg, age 101, of Richmond, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Friends Fellowship Community.
Born January 11, 1913, in Gadbury, Kentucky, to Rollin and Nettie Denney Johnson, Carrie graduated from high school in 1929 at the age of 16 and was the valedictorian of her class. Afterwards, she attended Earlham College for 2 years. She lived in Spiceland, Indiana, and later moved to Evansville, Indiana, where she earned a bachelor's degree from Evansville College. Carrie lived in Richmond, and then Arizona, before retiring in Richmond. She was a CPA, having worked at Ernst and Ernst and retired as the CPA for Friends Fellowship Community in 1976. Carrie was a former member of AAUW and was the oldest member of the Spiceland Alumni Association, having attended the May 2014 meeting where she was honored for graduating 85 years ago. She was a member of First Friends Meeting in Richmond. Carrie loved to read and enjoyed Book Club and playing bridge. She was a deep thinker, broadminded, very sharp, and a remarkable woman. Carrie enjoyed following stock markets and politics.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Terri Ratcliff (John) Spafford of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Robert (Robin) Ratcliff of Evansville, Indiana; great-grandchildren, Amanda Spafford, Christopher Spafford, Robert Ratcliff, and James Ratcliff; sister, Martha Solomon of Lapel, Indiana; brother, Rollin Johnson Jr. of Cleveland, Tennessee; cousins; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her first husband of 35 years, Charles Ratcliff, who died in 1971; son, John Ratcliff who died in 2010; second husband of 21 years, Isadore Goldberg, who died in 1997; parents; sister, Mary Templeton; and four brothers, Lisle, Joe, Gordon, and Johnny Johnson.
Visitation for Carrie Johnson Goldberg will be from 11 to 12:00 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the United Methodist Church, 123 North 2nd Street, Spiceland, Indiana. Funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Spiceland, Indiana, with Derek Parker and Pastor Carol Wiley officiating. Burial will be in Circle Grove Cemetery, Spiceland, Indiana. A Memorial Service will be held at Friends Fellowship Community at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Spiceland Alumni Association, P.O. Box 398, Spiceland, Indiana 47385 or First Friends Meeting, 2010 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374 or Spiceland United Methodist Church, 123 N. 2nd Street, Spiceland, IN 47385.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Iola Monzell Butler
Richmond, IN - Iola Monzell Butler, age 84, passed away on Friday (June 27th, 2014) at Forest Park Health Campus.
She was born on November 11th, 1929 to Ralph and Della Rich and moved to this area in 1967.
Iola enjoyed genealogy, tracing both sides of her family tree, eating at MCL, reading books, solving crossword puzzles, and was a member of Gospel Avenue Church.
Survivors include her 6 children, Doug, Rebecca of California, Dan, Mary, Dean (Sandy) of Cambridge City, and Clare; a sister Irene Hull; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, her husband Charles Butler passed away in 2000. A sister Maxine Zehring is also deceased.
Services for Iola will be handled by Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary. Donations can be made in Iola’s name to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI P.O. Box 62596 Baltimore, MD 21264-2596.) www.riggle-waltermann.com
Norman S. Bond
Cambridge City, IN - Norman S. Bond, 84, of Cambridge City, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana.
He was born in New Castle, on December 6, 1929 to Fred and Ruth (Bertsch) Bond.
Norman attended Purdue University for one year and then returned home to work on the family farm. He married Mildred Davenport, known as “Midge” on October 29, 1950. His life continued as he worked and retired from a family business at Bertsch & Company in Cambridge City. After retiring he began helping Midge at her dress shop, Harriet's in Richmond. They loved to go to Sanibel Island, Florida where they spent many wonderful years.
Survivors include his four children Kathy, Scott, Mark and Nancy; five grandchildren; eight, soon to be nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 46 years, Midge and brother, Richard Wonsetler.
Visitation was at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Sunday, June 29, 2014 between the hours of 1:00 until 4:00 pm. The funeral service was held on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:00 am at Waskom's. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4567 Progress Dr., Columbus, IN 47201
Online condolences can be made at www.waskoms.com
James F. Criswell
New Castlel, IN - James F. Criswell, 85, of New Castle passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening, June 18th, 2014 at the Henry County Hospital.
He was born December 25th, 1928 in Monticello, Kentucky and was a son of the late Garnett and Edith (Booth) Criswell.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years, having served as a staff sergeant during Korea, and Vietnam. He also worked at the New Castle Chrysler Corporation and enjoyed working with cars. He was a member of the Hagerstown American Legion Post 333.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen (Cross) Criswell of New Castle; four daughters, Carolyn (husband-Bud) Yoder of Kennard, Susan Savage of Fishers, IN, Lori Wright of Indianapolis, and Rachel (husband-Chad) Sheridan of Encinitas, California; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Loma Criswell of New Castle; and a brother-in-law, Carl Burke of New Castle. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Criswell; and one sister, Helen Burke.
Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Monday, June 23rd, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel in New Castle with Pastor Bob Schon of Temple Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in the South Mound Cemetery. Military rites were conducted by the Hagerstown American Legion Post 333. Friends and family called from 11 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.mainanddavis.com
Lorri Ellen Artman
Greens Fork, IN - Lorrri Ellen Artman, 55, of Greens Fork, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 23, 2014, at her home surrounded by family and lifelong friend, Marcia Burns, following a four year, courageous fight with breast cancer.
She was born in New Castle on June 1, 1959, the daughter of late John Claude and Rosemary (Johnson) Andrew, and was a lifelong resident of Wayne County.
Lorri graduated from Indiana University and radiology school at Reid. She worked as a MRI Technician at Reid since 1986, where she enjoyed a close relationship with her co-workers. Lorri was a member of the American Legion Post 333 Auxiliary, and, for the past 15 years, served as a dedicated firefighter and first responder with Greens Fork Volunteer Fire Department.
Lorri was the beloved spouse of Louie Artman, Jr., to whom she was married on June 11, 1988. She was the loving mother of Lindsey Artman and Lucas Artman; cherished sister of John Andrew (Beverly) of Hagerstown and Diane Andrew of Las Vegas, NV.
Lorri left behind many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Lorri’s kind, gentle, and loving ways will be missed greatly by her family and friends, and by all who crossed her path.
Services were at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 28, at New Testament Church of Christ, in Hagerstown. Visitation was from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, and after 1:30 P.M. Saturday, also at the church. Reverend Jim Slaven officiated and burial followed in Brick Cemetery.
The family requests that memorials be made to: Greens Fork Volunteer Fire Dept., 114 Pearl Street, Greens Fork, IN 47345 or Reid Foundation – BRAvo! Fund, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374.
Culberson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alvin R. Bryant
Dublin, IN – Alvin R. Bryant, 75, formerly of Dublin, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Rawlins House Health & Living Center in Pendleton, Indiana. Alvin was born on August 5, 1938 in Dublin to the late Harold and Elois (Oliver) Bryant. He graduated Lincoln High School with the class of 1956 and attended Earlham College in Richmond. Alvin married the former Phyllis Mae Thompson on March 1, 1958 in Connersville. A journeyman pattern and model maker, Alvin worked in Richmond before moving to Pendleton in 1978 where he was co-owner of Jade Enterprises. He was a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics in Muncie and the Patternmakers Union. Alvin was an artist who enjoyed painting, sketching and building model airplanes. He was an avid explorer, often learning about flight and NASA projects. Alvin enjoyed watching sports and followed Reds baseball and several local teams.
Survivors include his two sons, Benjamin R. Bryant of Pendleton, Aaron Christopher Bryant (Margo Lambert) of Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters, Ladonna Rihm of Columbus, Ohio; Karen (Ron) Williams of Tennessee; Jodi Brenner of North Carolina.
Alvin was preceded in death by his parents; wife on March 21, 2006; sister, Helen Erk.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Susan Yanos will officiate. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery, Dublin. Family and friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Allen David Krieg
Richmond, IN- Allen David Krieg, 67, of Richmond passed away at his residence on Friday, June 27, 2014. He was born on June 6, 1947 in Warren, IN.
Allen was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Richmond and had worked for Cinram in Richmond for 12 years. He loved his dogs and enjoyed watching baseball.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Carol (DeRegnaucourt) Krieg; children Linda (Clyde) Hampton, Steve (Bev) Cheek and David (Rita) Cheek; 4 grandchildren; 7 Great-grandchildren; a sister Mary Ann James; a brother Ivan Krieg; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Peggy Cheek Swallow; 2 brothers and a sister.
A mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Cambridge City with Father Joe Rautenburg officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemtery in Cambridge City. Friends may call at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Andrew Michael Ruposky III
Germantown, IN – Andrew Michael Ruposky III, 45, formerly of Germantown, Indiana passed away Saturday morning, June 21, 2014 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. Andrew was born on March 14, 1969 in Connersville, Indiana to Andrew Michael, Jr. and Dorothea (Martell) Ruposky. He is a graduate of Burgin High School in Burgin, Kentucky and worked at the Yoders factory in Van Wert, Ohio. Andrew is a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon, Indiana. He enjoyed fishing, sports, in particular water sports, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his father of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; children, Lindsey and Nathan; grandson, Bentley; sisters, Linda (Richard) Ploeger of Napoleon, Tina Sourbeer of Boston, Indiana.
Andrew was preceded in death by his mother in 2006.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at St. Maurice Catholic Church, Napoleon. Burial will take place in Kentucky at the convenience of the family. Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin, Indiana has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Howard Joslin
Mt. Auburn, IN – Howard L. Joslin, 88, of Mount Auburn, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday morning June 18, 2014. Howard was born on October 9, 1925 in Nashville, Indiana to the late Clarence and Nelle (King) Joslin. Howard was honorably discharged from the United States Army for service to his country during WWII. Howard served in the European Theater and fought at the Battle of the Bulge, he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal for his sacrafice. Howard moved from Nashville to the Cambridge City/ Mount Auburn area and has lived in this community for the past 63 years. On December 20, 1952, he married the former Betty Lou Longnecker in Morgantown, Indiana. Howard was owner and operator of Gateway Gas & Oil for many years and enjoyed country music, NASCAR racing, spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Cambridge City Church of the Nazarine, Leroy Tout American Legion Post #338 of Dublin and the Disabled American Veterans Association.
Survivors include his spouse of 61 years; children, Anita Joslin of Cambridge City, Leslie Joslin of Dublin, Roy Joslin of Towson, Maryland, Troy Joslin of Fishers; grandchildren, Daryl Smith, Todd Eblen, Melissa Dick, Sherrie Tiernan, Jason Joslin, Misty Prather, Tracie Rogers, Stacie Joslin, Haley Joslin, Stephanie Spellman, Anastacia Spellman; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Roberts; brother, Hurschel Joslin both of Nashville.
Howard was preceded in death by two daughters, Diana Eblen and 4 year old Teresa Joslin; brother, Lowell Joslin; sister, Evelyn Louise Tays.
Visitation will take place from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 23, 2014 at the funeral home. Pastors Darrell Bertram and Steve Cox will officiate. Burial with Military Honors provided by the United States Army Honorguard and the American Legion will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Linda Lou White
Milton, IN - Linda Lou White, 62, passed away on Wednesday morning June 11, 2014 at her home in rural Milton, Indiana. A daughter of the late Robert and Barbara (Christian) Shank, Linda was born in New Castle, Indiana on September 4, 1951. Linda grew up in Cambridge City and attended Lincoln High School. Linda has lived in the Western Wayne community her entire life, she and her husband, Kenny have lived at their homeplace for the past 39 years. Known as the “Lunch Lady” by many area children, Linda has worked in the cafeteria at Western Wayne Elementary for the past 17 years. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Kenneth Stephen White, whom she married in Hagerstown on June 3, 1972; 1 daughter- Brandi (Michael) Taylor of Centerville; 2 grandchildren, Alexys Marie and Aiden Michael Taylor; step grandson, Austin Jarett Taylor; 4 siblings, Bonnie Rose of Pershing, Frank (Rosie) Shank of New Castle, Beverly (Chad) Corn of Connersville and David Shank of Pershing; aunts, Nancy Shank of Cambridge City, Dorothy of Rushville, Rosie (Richard) Christian of Rushville, Diane Shank of Cambridge City; mother in-law, Janice (Eiser) White of Milton; several nieces and nephews; 2 great-nephews; 3 great-nieces.
Linda was preceded in death by her father in-law, M. Sherman White; brother in-law, Michael Rose; niece, Shannon Rose.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:30 p.m. on Friday June 13, 2014 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Scott Moistner will officiate.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Tucker Jackson
Connersvile, IN - Tucker Ephram Jackson, 14, of Connersville, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati.
He was born July 10, 1999 in Brandon, Florida, the son of Megan Jackson. He was an 8th Grade graduate of Connersville Middle School; his diploma was accepted by his maternal great-grandmother, Sally Apple.
Tucker loved school and greeting people, especially with his renowned "Hi!" He enjoyed everything about Disney World and King’s Island, especially its rollercoasters.
Besides his mother Megan, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Robin Bolduc of Brandon, Florida, his maternal grandfather, Franklin G. Jackson of Connersville, his great-grandparents, Gary and Sally Apple of Connersville, Richard and Shirley Quinton of Shell Lake, Wisconsin, Sharon Jackson and Stonewall and Kay Jackson, all of Connersville, a sister, Emily Sweet of Cambridge City, Indiana, and an aunt, Rebekah Jackson of Brandon, Florida.
Private Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends are invited to a Public Memorial Service to be conducted July 12, 2014, place and time to be announced at a later time; they may also visit anytime online at millermosterrobbins.com.
Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Friends Foundation.
Wendel W. Day
Connersville, IN - Wendel W. Day, 73, of Connersville, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014.
One of ten children, he was born August 16, 1940 in Milan, Indiana, the son of Henry and Nellie Robinson Day. As a child, he moved to Fayette County with his family and was a 1958 graduate of Connersville High School; following his baccalaureate, he enlisted with the US Navy wherein he served as a medic.
In 1959, he was married to Donna McKinley of Connersville; Mrs. Day survives.
A member of Harrisburg Union Church, following his honorable discharge from the military, he returned to Fayette County and was employed in the office of the late Dr. Sanders; later, he worked as an over-the-road truck driver. In his leisure, he enjoyed the study of medicine, wrote stories, loved art and carpentry, listened to Gospel music and witnessed for the Lord.
Besides his beloved wife of fifty-five years, Donna, survivors include five daughters, Amy Cook and her husband Greg of Milton, Lisa Jaggers of Bentonville, Indiana, Rachel Kuhn and her husband Larry of Milton, Rebecca Day of New Castle, Indiana, Betsy Miller and his husband Bryan of Pendleton, Indiana, a son, Brian Day of Connersville, seventeen grandchildren, Brooke, Matthew, Wendel, Justin, India, Zachary, Aaron, Isabelle, Brandon, Peyton, Olivia, Jackson, Hannah, Nicole, Kenzie, Kiley and Kailey, seven great-grandchildren, Camdyn, Eli, Ava, Lennon, Brody, Emma and Harper, one brother, George Day of Pennsylvania, one sister, Christine Volz of Connersville, and many nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by seven siblings, Belle Foutch, Nelda Faber, John, Frank and Henry Day, Irene Craft and Polly Long, and a grandson, Tyler Cook.
Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Pastor John Stewart officiating; burial with military rites conducted by the Fayette County Veterans Council will be in Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 11 AM until the time of the service on Saturday; they may also visit anytime online at millermosterrobbins.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation for Fighting Blindness.
Viola Transier
Cambridge City, IN - Viola Transier, 83, of Cambridge City passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born on March 29, 1931 in Manchester, KY to Justice and Sally (Rogers) Martin.
Viola liked to garden, work with her flowers and spending time with her family and friends..
Survivors include a daughter Pam (Keith) Cox of Milton and a son Troy (Wanda) Transier of Huntsville, IN; 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson;
2 sisters Margie (Ralph) Morris and Lorena (Troy) Holiday; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew I. Transier of 63 years in 2011; her parents; and 2 brothers and 4 sisters.
Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 12:00 noon until start of services at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in Westside Cemetery in Milton. Pastor Bob Holland will be officiating.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Davis A. Foust
Hagerstown, IN - Davis Alexandre Foust, 19, of Hagerstown, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Reid Hospital.
He was born in Richmond on October 2, 1994, the son of Robin A. and Aimee (Davis) Foust and was a life long Hagerstown resident.
Davis was a 2013 graduate of Hagerstown High School and was attending IVY Tech in Muncie. He enjoyed guitars, all forms of music and time with family.
In addition to his parents, survivors include 2 siblings, Righley Foust and Sophie Foust; grandparents, Janie Welliver, Michael Davis (Joyce) and Nicole Foust; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
His grandfather, Robert Foust preceded him in death.
Visitation will be Monday, June 2, from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. in Culberson Funeral Home. Services will follow at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Rodney Frieden will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.
Marion J. (Murphy) Blades
Marion Joyce (Murphy) Blades passed away April 19, 2014 in Woodstock, GA.
She was born January 18, 1935 the daughter of Pat and Gladys Murphy, in Dublin, IN.
She graduated from Straughn High School in 1952. She also graduated from Indiana University’s Nursing School.
She had been a Realtor and was a Nurse in Pediatrics for many years. She enjoyed crafts and puzzles.
Survivors are three daughters, Dawn (David) Phelps, Lynn Schmidt Huber, and Wendy Blades. A son, Thomas J. (Akel) Blades. Grandsons, David Phelps II, Sam Schmidt Huber and Benjamin Hugh Blades; Sister Marilyn J. Rogers, Aunt and Uncles, Nieces and Nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Marlene J. Smith, brother, Richard Murphy and nephew Jon Ray Smith.
She was flown to Westchester, PA for burial. There were private graveside services.
Donald R. Hildebrand
CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Donald R. Hildebrand, age 86, of Centerville, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Reid Hospital.
Born July 5, 1927, in Franklin County, Indiana, to Walter and Hazel Hattie Hutson Hildebrand, Don was a 1945 graduate of Milton High School. He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army. Don was a tool and die maker, and served his apprenticeship at International Harvester. He worked at H&P Tool and then at Bucyrus-Erie which later became NATCO. Don retired from Quality Gauge and Tool as a supervisor after 30 years. He was a member of the Centerville-Abington Senior Center. Don loved farming and maintaining his 35 acres, gardening, and nature. He was always interested in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives and all of their activities.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 64 years, Dorothy Schwab Hildebrand; children, Jeff (Tonya) Hildebrand of Arkansas, Kevin Hildebrand of Florida, Kent (Loretta) Hildebrand of Williamsburg, Indiana, and Doneen (Tom) Clover of Noblesville, Indiana; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann Sacre and Frances (Lloyd) Dietz, both of Liberty, Indiana; cousins; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; and two sisters.
Visitation for Donald R. Hildebrand will be from 12 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Robert N. Malone officiating. Burial will be in Abington Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Centerville-Abington Senior Center, 111 South 2nd Street, Centerville, IN 47330 or the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, Memorials & Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Danny Suttles
MILTON- Danny B. Suttles, 60, of rural Milton, passed away on Wednesday evening May 28, 2014 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. A son of the late Dale and Jessie (Pitman) Suttles, Danny was born in New Castle, Indiana on May 26th , 1954. Danny has lived most of his life in the Western Wayne County area. He had previously worked at Ford/Visteon in Connersville before he and his wife Ellen started Dan’s Tree Service. They worked together for many years doing tree trimming and painting . In his leisure, Danny enjoyed mule riding and coon hunting.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 42 years, the former Ellen Steele. They were married in Jellico, Tennesse on June 9, 1972. 3 sons, Paul (Jessica) Suttles of Carthage, Chad (Amanda) Suttles of Pershing and Luke Suttles of Greens Fork; 4 grandchildren, Jacob, Blake, Emily and Waylon Suttles; 8 siblings, Tammie (John) Neuman, Beverly (John) Eadler, Teresa (Frank) Poole, Connie Sherwood, Lisa (Brian) Hughes, Amy (Pete) Bedard, Alan (Bonnie) Suttles and Bill (Mary) Suttles all of the Cambridge City area; several nieces and nephews.
Cremation will take place at the Eastern Indiana Crematory in Lewisville. There are no services planned at this time. The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted by the family with the arrangements.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Paula Rihm
Cambridge City, IN - Paula Rihm, 53, of Cambridge City, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Reid Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 26, 1960 in New Castle to Robert and Flora Mae (Overbay) Centers. Paula attended Lincoln High School and earned her GED in 1981. She went to work for INA/CIGNA, after that she worked for Danner's, Star Bank and Dillard's. Paula was a Christian. She loved her time with her granddaughter, Natalie, gardening and travel.
Paula is survived by her husband of 35 years, Michael Rihm, whom she married on September 16, 1978; a son, Chris (Carla Pollock) Rihm; a granddaughter, Natalie Marie Rihm; eight siblings, Gladys (Leslie) Kibbey, Ed (Elaine) Carr, Velvet (Paul) Moffitt, Chuck (Betty) Centers, Paul (Trish) Centers, Bob (Helen Carpenter) Centers, Mike (Tina) Centers, and David Centers; her father-in-law, Bill Rihm; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her mother-in-law, Dorothea Rihm.
Friends may call from 4 until 8 pm on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. Funeral services will be at 11 am on Friday May 30, 2014 at the funeral home, with Fr. John Luerman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made to the charity of your choice.
Garry P. Watson
Richmond, IN – Garry P. Watson, age 69, of Richmond, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Reid Hospital.
Born September 20, 1944, in Richmond to John Edgar and Thelma McLemore Watson, Garry lived in this area for most of his life. He was a 1962 graduate of Lincoln High School in Cambridge City, Indiana. Garry then joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Alaska.
He met and married Janie Payne in 1965. They later moved to Burbank, California. There he worked and retired from Firestone/Bridgestone in 1996. They then returned to make their home in Richmond. Garry never met a stranger. He always had something to say to everyone. Garry loved NASCAR, Bingo, and the gambling boats.
Survivors include his wife, Janie M. Watson; son, Garry Watson Jr. of California; daughter, Wendy Clemos of New Zealand; grandchildren, Jessica (Mike) Amaris and Voorees Clemos; great-grandchildren, Danny and Julie Amaris; sisters, Janice (David) Ripberger of Milton, Indiana, LuAnn (Bill) Scott of Florida, and Tammy (Steve) Todd of Florida; brothers, John (Pam) Watson, Jeff Watson, and Norman (Kathy) Watson, all of Florida; sisters-in-law, Kathy Watson of California, Carol Ann Watson of Florida, Karen (Eddie) Nunez, Hazel Faddis, Kathy Faddis, Valerie Faddis, and Missey Faddis; brothers-in-law, James W. Smith of Richmond, John (Joy) Faddis, and Larry (Chona) Faddis; nieces; and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Watson Pyles; father, John Watson; siblings, Beulah Smith, Larry Watson, Barry Watson, and Tim Watson; and brother-in-law, Mark Faddis.
Visitation for Garry P. Watson will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Martin Holman officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, Memorials and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Robert ”Bobby” Eugene Keihn
Milton, IN - Robert ”Bobby” Eugene Keihn, 79, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his residence.
Bobby was born July 30, 1934 to Gilbert R. and Mary A. (Bishop) Keihn in Dublin, Indiana. He married Thelma Ballard January 22, 1958 in Liberty Indiana, she survives.
Bobby is also survived by his children Michael (Ed Jr. Fickett) Keihn of Mason City, and Gilbert Keihn-Woods; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sister Kay Ann Guadagnoli of Milton, IN. He was preceded in death by one son Ricky Keihn, his parents, a sister, and a brother.
Bobby served in the US Army, and later in life retired as a construction electrician. Bobby was a Korean War Veteran and was active in several organizations including; The VFW, American Legion, Shriner’s, Mason’s and ABATE.
Funeral Services were held Thursday, May 22, at 11:00 am at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City. The visitation was Wednesday night, May 21, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Burial followed at Mason City Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Hurley Funeral Home to assist the family with arrangements. Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.hurleyfh.com.
Charles E. Meredith
Selma, IN - Charles E. Meredith, 92, passed away Monday afternoon, May 19, 2014, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born on January 29, 1922, in Spiceland, the son of Jabez and Dora (Sulteen) Meredith.
Charles graduated from Chrysler High School in New Castle and married the love his life Sue Ann (Burchett) Meredith on September 24, 1954 in New Castle and she preceded him in death in 2005. Mr. Meredith had worked as a Cutter/Grinder in the skilled trades of the Chevrolet Muncie Plant for 40 plus years retiring in 1986. He proudly served in the Army Air Corps as a Second Lieutenant with the 231ist AAF Base Unit at the Alamogordo AA Field, New Mexico, piloted both B17 and B29 aircraft during World War II.
His memberships include the Selma American Legion, the National Rifle Association, the Avondale Sympathy Club, the United Auto workers Union and he contributed to the Citizens Committee for the right to keep and bare arms. Charles enjoyed auto racing especially stock and sprint cars some of which he drove for several local owners, bowling on leagues and traveling.
Survivors include two daughters, Theresa Brown, Milton and Marcella Kuhn (husband-George), Albemarle, North Carolina; two sons, Charles A. Meredith (wife- Bonnie), Middletown and Larry Meredith (wife-Victoria), Santa Rosa, California; ten grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife of 51 years, Sue Ann, he is preceded in death by his parents, a great grandson, Kyle Kiser in 1991; , three sisters, Charlotte, Dora and Elizabeth; one brother, Don.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at the Parson Mortuary with Larry Meredith officiating. Private family burial will follow at the South Mound Cemetery in New Castle. The Delaware County Honor Guard will render military honors at the mortuary.
Friends may call at the Parson Mortuary on Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 11:00 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post# 437 located at 315 South Albany Street; Selma, Indiana 47383.
Ruth L. Heath
Homosassa, FL - Ruth Lucille Heath, 97, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, FL, passed away peacefully and went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Hospice House of Lecanto, FL.
Born April 27, 1917 in Oregon, Il, the daughter of Charles Frederick Harris and Edith Abigail Howard Harris, she lived most of her adult life in Hagerstown, IN with her husband Leonard who preceded her in death. She moved to Florida in 1993.
Ruth, a born again Christian served as assistant secretary, 20 yrs. to the House of Prayer, Lewisville, IN, lead intercessory prayer groups, both in IN and FL. She played golf and tennis and was an avid fan of both sports. Ruth was the devoted wife to her husband Leonard L. Heath, loving mother to her son, Joel Heath, AZ. and daughter, Kathleen Bryn, FL, loving grandmother to Col. Heather L. Garrett, KY, Jason J. Bryn, VA, Eric N. Heath, New Zealand, Sheila Keys, CA, loving great-grandmother to Megan, Thomas, and Ellie Bryn, VA. She is survived by her youngest brother Philip Harris, N.J.
Her cremains will be buried next to her Husband, Leonard L. Heath in West Lawn Cemetery, Hagerstown, IN. August of 2014 where graveside services will be held
Joyce Deebel
Straughn, IN – Joyce (Callis) Deebel, 82, of Straughn, Indiana passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at her residence. She was born on June 10, 1931 in Jamestown, Tennessee to Haggard and Bessie Lee (Willis) Callis. Joyce grew up in the Cambridge City community and graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1949. She married Glenn H. Deebel in Lewisville, Indiana on August 31, 1949 and has lived in the Straughn community since that time. Joyce was a beautician for over thirty years at Marie’s Beauty Shop in Lewisville and ran a catering business for 35 years. She was a member of the Lewisville Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Lewisville Eastern Star. Joyce enjoyed decorating ostrich and rhea eggs, landscape painting, stained glass, and taking care of her cats.
Survivors include her children, Cathy E. (Gary) Crandall of Straughn, Pat L. (Linda) Deebel of Aurora, Colorado; step-grandson, Josh Crandall of Cincinnati, Ohio; step-granddaughter, Jennifer Faike of Hood River, Oregon; brother, Frank Callis of Dublin, Indiana; several nieces and nephews.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband on September 12, 1996; brothers, Washington Lee Callis, Alfred Earnest Callis, John Monroe Callis.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville. Rev. Dr. Linda Philabaun will officiate. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery, Dublin. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Thomas E. McKee, Jr.
Milton, IN - , 88, of rural Milton passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. He was born in Bentonville, Indiana on May 23, 1925 to Thomas E. and Grace (Miller) McKee, Sr. Thomas graduated Bentonville High School with the class of 1943. Thomas served his country as a combat engineer with the United States Army during World War II. On December 31, 1946, he married the former Helen Lamberson in Lewisville. Thomas was a lifelong farmer and worked at Wayne Works for thirty years before his retirement. He was owner of the Cambridge City Antiquarian and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife; children, Pamela J. Hicks of Cambridge City, Michael E. (Yvonne) McKee of Connersville, Charles T. McKee of Milton, Sarah J. McKee of California; grandchildren, Dwana K. McKee, Jessica J. (Chris) Dickerson, Amy M. McKee; great-granddaughter, Claire Y. Dickerson; several nieces and nephews.
Thomas was preceded in death by a son, Gerald McKee on April 21, 2003; grandson, Timothy Hicks on August 6, 1980; brother, William McKee; sister Pauline Houghland.
Family and friends may gather at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 Noon. Burial with military honors by the United States Army Honor Guard and the Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post 169 will follow at Bentonville Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Ernest E. “Ernie” Brinkley
Milton, IN - Ernest E. “Ernie” Brinkley, 88, of Milton, IN passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014 at Ambassador Nursing Home in Centerville.
He was born on September 20, 1925 north of Williamsburg to Omar and Cora Thompson Brinkley. After graduation from Williamsburg High School in 1943 he joined the U.S. Navy. During WWII he served on the USS Lake Champlain as a Petty Officer and electricians mate. Stationed in Plymouth, England, on the English Channel, he set, calibrated and repaired compasses and navigational systems on U.S. Navy destroyers.After the war, under the G.I. Bill, he attended Ball State University and Purdue University graduating from the Purdue School of electrical engineering in 1951.
Ernie married Wanda Petty at Williamsburg Friends Church February 11, 1951 and began residence at Milton where he and his father built a new home for his growing family. Ernie continued to live there until his final illness.
Working as an electrical engineer and sales rep Ernie retired from GARCOR in 2007. He enjoyed traveling, particularly out west, reading, walking and puttering around the workshop on his projects.
Ernie was a member of the Williamsburg Friends Church, a charter member of the Williamsburg American Legion, former scoutmaster of the Milton Boy Scouts and former Sunday School teacher at the Milton Christian Church where he attended services for 60 years.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years Wanda Brinkley; sons Basil of Denver, CO, Brian (Lynne) of Frankfort, IN, Brent of Milton, IN and Bruce (Debra) of Marion, IN; grandchildren Andrea, Audrey, Amy, Clark and Cora; and nephew Ron Helm.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law Patti Brinkley; and his only sister Lois Helm.
Friends may gather at Milton Christian Church on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 12:00 noon until start of services at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in Westside Cemetery in Milton. Rev. Tom Cici will be officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Milton Christian Church; Westside Cemetery Association; or Cambridge City Library.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Doyne’ French Coulter
Born November 10, 1921, in Terre Haute, Indiana, to A.W. and Pauline Thornburg King, Doyne’ lived in Richmond, Indiana most of her life. She was a 1939 graduate of Richmond High School and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Ball State University. Doyne’ was a teacher and principal. She was a member of West Richmond Friends Meeting, Eastern Star, and Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. She retired from D.A.R. and was a former member of Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Richmond, IN - Survivors include her husband, Russell H. Coulter, to whom she was married on February 2, 1996; children, William Fred (Sharon) Williamson, III of Florida and Timothy King (David Nunez) Williamson of California; step-children, Greg (Rita) Coulter of Indianapolis, Terri (Daryl) Lane of Cambridge City, and Eric (Sara) Coulter of Richmond. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, W. Fred Williamson, Jr.; second husband, Fred L. VanZanen; parents; brother, Bill King; sister, Rose Mary Atkins; and adopted brother, Paul King.
Visitation for Doyne’ French Coulter will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Josh Brown officiating. Interment to follow at Earlham Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: West Richmond Friends Meeting, 609 West Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Helen L. Eakins
Bentonville, IN – Helen L. Eakins, 97, of Bentonville passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Glen Oaks Health Campus in New Castle, Indiana. Helen was born in Rush County, Indiana on February 11, 1917 to Tom and Nelle (Tirtle) Merritt. She attended Bentonville School and was a graduate of Raleigh High School. On July 25, 1936 she married Russell W. Eakins in Rush County, Indiana. He preceded her in death on March 25, 2006. Helen has made rural Bentonville her home since 1940 and retired from Bentonville State Bank where she worked as a bookkeeper. She was a member of the Bentonville Fire Department Auxillary, the Posey Township Home Ec Club and the Plum Creek Christian Church. Helen attended Bentonville Chistian Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and Sunday School Superintendent. Helen enjoyed being a homemaker, gardening, sewing and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her children, Jon (Kay) Eakins of Bentonville, David (Carolyn) Eakins of Connersville, Jim (Shirley) Eakins of Tuscon, Arizona; thirteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Ruthelaine Bradfield of Rushville; several nieces and nephews.
Helen was also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Hall and a brother, Earl Merritt.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Don Miller and Gordon Mehaffey will officiate. Burial will follow at Bentonville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Bentoville Fire Department, PO Box 37, Bentonville, IN 47322 or the Bentonville Christian Church, PO Box 22, Bentonville, IN 47322. Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Bridget N. Gorman
Richmond, IN – Bridget N. Gorman, age 98, of Richmond, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Rosebud Village.
Born January 16, 1916, in Haleyville, Alabama to John and Ann O’Neal Gorman, she lived in this community for 30 years. Bridget was a homemaker and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
Survivors include her sons, James R. Gorman of New Paris, Patrick M. Gorman of Cambridge City, and Bernard Gorman of Kansas City, Kansas; three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernard Gorman; and son, John Patrick Gorman.
Visitation for Bridget N. Gorman will be from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Short Prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2014 at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, followed by the Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 815 West Main Street, Richmond, with Father J. Thomas Fitzsimmons officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, 4500 Foley Road, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
 
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