Obituaries Western Wayne News, July 22, 2016    
Patricia A. Moore
Pershing- Patricia A. Moore, 66, passed away Thursday morning July 21, 2016 at her home in Pershing. Patricia was born in Richmond, Indiana on March 5, 1950. She was the daughter of the late Opal (Evans) Wilder and was raised in Liberty by her grandparents, Felix and Anna Evans. She graduated from Short High School in Liberty with the class of 1968. Patricia married her husband of 46 years, George Moore, in Jacksonburg, Indiana on October 4, 1969 following a relationship that began on a blind date. They have lived in the Cambridge City-Western Wayne community since 1969 and have made their home in Pershing since 1988. Patricia worked in food service in Richmond and Cambridge City before retiring for health reasons in 2011. In her leisure, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, baking with her granddaughters, sewing and needlepoint. She attended the Hagerstown Friends Church.
Survivors include her husband, George A. Moore; 4 children, Kimberly (Tony) Taylor of Connersville, Kelli Stigleman of Cambridge City, David (Crystal) Moore of Straughn and Darrel Moore of Pershing; 9 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 5 sisters, Nancy Davis of Muncie, Judy Francher of Connecticut, Valerie (Fred) Covington of Texas, Irene Trent of Tennessee and Gina (Steve) Pflum of Connersville; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday July 25, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Rev. Bob Bishop will officiate. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday July 24 at the funeral home.
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Jo Ann Bunger
Cambridge City - Jo Ann Bunger, 72, passed away Monday July 18, 2016 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. A daughter of the late George and Bernice Myron, Jo Ann was born in Michigan on March 21, 1944. She had worked at Lakeview Restaurant. Jo Ann was a loving mother and will be missed.
Survivors include her 3 sons, James C. Bunger Jr. of Cambridge City, Jonathan W. Bunger of Richmond and Jeffrey A. Bunger of Eaton, Ohio; several grandchildren.
Jo Ann was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Bunger Sr. whom she married in Dayton, Ohio; 1 brother, Scott Myron.
No services are planned at this time. Online condolences can be made at
Frederick Dingle
Fredrick Dingle 85 of Richmond passed away July 20, 2016 at Golden Living Center - Golden Rule after a long illness. He was born July 10, 1931 in Greens Fork to Roy M. and Ruth Alice Gold Dingle and lived in this area most of his life.
He served in the Korean War as a Marine
He retired from Belden and was a master carpenter who took great pride in his work.
He was a dedicated member of Ravina Park Baptist Church and was the most giving, gentle, soft spoken, loving man to all who knew him.
He is survived by his beloved wife Wilma of 37 years, two sons Michael D. (Debbie) Dingle, Stephen (Linda) Dingle both of Richmond, one daughter Beth Ann (Terry) Brownell of Dublin, five step children Ben (Doris) Austin III of Richmond, Kathy Newton of St. Petersburg, FL., Nancy (Walt) Gross of Deltona, FL., Vickie Austin of St. Petersburg, FL., Belinda Austin of Naples, FL., twelve grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister Susan Smith, three brothers Robert, John, and Clifford Dingle.
Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday July 26, 2016 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Slaven and Rev. Michael Dingle officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call from 5:00PM to 7:00PM Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ravina Park Baptist Church 3015 South B. street, Richmond, Indiana 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
Grady C. Jefferson
Centerville, Ind. – Grady C. Jefferson, age 79, of Centerville, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Reid Health.
Born October 15, 1936, in Fries, Virginia, to Grady Grover and Opal Arnette Shupe Jefferson, Grady lived most of his life in this community. He retired in 1999 from Smith Dairy, Wayne Division after 40 years. Grady was a member of Jacksonburg Christian Church and Milton Masonic Lodge #108 F. & A.M. He was a former member of Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite and Scottish Rite Whitewater Valley Club and Past Patron of Milton #303 Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Norma Tye Jefferson; daughter, Christina Ann (Brian) Reese of Bristol, Tennessee; sons, Rodney Lee Jefferson of Orlando, Florida, Anthony Dean Jefferson of Milton, Indiana, and David Eric (Jennifer) Jefferson of Richmond; grandchildren, Micah and Matthew Reese of Bristol, Tennessee, Jarrett and Derek Jefferson of Orlando, Florida, Virginia Jefferson of Sacramento, California, Nicolas Jefferson of Muncie, Indiana, and Cody and Colton Jefferson of Richmond; great-granddaughters, Kaylee and Aayla Reese of Bristol, Tennessee and brother, Robert (Beverly) Jefferson of Centerville, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Peggy Ann Bryan.
Visitation for Grady C. Jefferson will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville with a Masonic Service beginning at 8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2016, at Mills Funeral Home with Stan Eastman officiating. Burial will be in Jacksonburg Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
David M. Stout
Cambridge City - David Michael Stout, 59, passed away Tuesday morning July 12, 2016 at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. A son of the late Philip and Doris (Brenneman) Stout, David was born in New Castle, Indiana on May 31, 1957. A lifelong resident of the Hagerstown and Cambridge City communities, David graduated from Hagerstown High School with the class of 1976. While in high school he played tuba in the band and was on the varsity basketball team. He had worked for 15 years at Visteon in Connersville as a maintenance supervisor and was currently employed by Holland Colour as a maintenance engineer. David also enjoyed the years he worked with his dad, operating heavy machinery, excavating and doing concrete work. In his leisure, David enjoyed his Oliver tractors, antique tractor pulling, and riding his Harley Davidson. He was a member of the Whitewater Valley Harley Owners Group, and the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, the former Donna F. Peckinpaugh. They were married at the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren on April 8, 1988. 6 children, Eric D. Stout of Port Clinton, OH, Rebekah (Pete) Stout of San Raphael, CA, Michelle D. Stolle of Dublin, Doug (Angie) Snyder of Hagerstown, Missy K. (Shawn) Jackson of Centerville, Danny J. (Kim) Snyder of Centerville; 12 grandchildren; 5 siblings, Jennifer (John) Kutzik of Colorado, Janine Dumitru of Valparaiso, Jeanette Stout of Georgia, Janelle Smiley of Union City and Daniel (Aurelia) Stout of Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
David was preceded in death by his son, David Philip Stout on January 14, 2014; granddaughter, Maleigha Mariah Jackson on February 28, 2014 and nephew, Jacob Dumitru.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday July 19, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. President Joshua Nunnery with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints will officiate. Burial will follow at the Brick Cemetery south of Hagerstown. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday July 18 and prior to the services on Tuesday at the funeral home.
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Clarence Fletcher
Lewisville, IN - Clarence Fletcher of ZephyrhilIs, Florida and formerly of New Castle and Lewisville, Indiana, passed away at the age of 96 on May 5, 2016. The son of the late Paul Dewitt and Rachael (Test) Fletcher, Clarence was born on November 29, 1919 in Lewisville, Indiana.
Survivors include three children. JaneAnn (Dr. Charles) Pippenger of Burlington, Vermont, David (Patsy) Fletcher of Prior Lake, Minnesota, and Nancy (Steve) Merritt of Kingwood, Texas; grandchildren, Dr. Michael (Andrea) Pippenger, Geoffrey (Tedin) Pippenger, Teresa Brooks Welsh, Richard (Shannon) Brooks, Sue (Dave) Jacob, John (Jen) Fletcher, Dr. Deborah (Dr. Adam Mitchell) Merritt, and Michelle (Mark) Morrow, and 16 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Clarence was preceded in death by Janice Heck Fletcher, his wife for 65 years; 2 sisters, Ruth Smalley and Mary Louise Rummel; daughter, Marilyn Fletcher Brooks.
Clarence farmed the family farm in Lewisville, Indiana for many years before moving to New Castle, Indiana where he was manager of a retail paint store. He was very active in Ebenezer Presbyterian Church as deacon and elder. Clarence lived in Zephyrhills, Florida for 32 years. He was a member of Dade City Christian Church. Clarence's ministry involved visiting and comforting those in the hospital. He loved spending time with his family and his wonderful friends.
Memorial Visitation will be held at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, 115 West U.S. Hwy. 40, Lewisville, IN 47352 on Saturday July 23, 2016 from noon until 2 p.m.. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Lewisville Cemetery with Reverends Peter Zinn and Arthur Whitaker officiating.
Memorial Contributions can be made to: Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care- 2061 Collier Parkway, Land 0'Lakes FL 34639-5202
Beulah Miller Kaiser
New Castle - Beulah Miller Kaiser went home to be with the Lord on July 12, 2016.
She was born on November 27, 1924 in Morehead, Kentucky, the daughter of Frank and Olive (Gregory) Hall.
Beulah is survived by her two daughters, Peggy (Stanley deceased) Miller Lowe and Brenda (Phil) Miller Ford, step son, Bill Kaiser and daughter in-law, Helen Bow Miller; two sisters, Janet Arnett and Kay (Bill) Kautz; one brother, Kenneth (Beth) Hall. Beulah was blessed with many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Beulah was preceded in death by two husbands, Marcus Miller Jr. in 1961 and Lawrence “Larry” Kaiser in 1987; two sons, Kenneth Wayne “Butch” Miller in 2013 and 10 year old Earl Daniel “Danny” Miller in 1961; granddaughter, Deanna Lowe and great granddaughter, Elizabeth Linder.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 10:00am to 12:00pm Saturday, July 16, 2016.
Online condolences can be made at
Leah L. Henderson
Leah L. Henderson, 86, of Cambridge City passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016 at Ambassador Health Care in Centerville.
She was born on June 14, 1930 in Cambridge City to Chester L. and Sophronia Wickersham Morse and was a 1948 graduate of Lincoln High School.
Leah worked with her husband at the Henderson Store. She was a member of Phi Chi Epsilon Sorority, Cambridge City Christian Church where she served as a Deaconess, a member of the Dorcas Circle, and organized funeral dinners for many families. In her own quiet way, she was a huge support to all her family, the family businesses, and the Church. She loved Cambridge City and lived in and contributed to the community her entire life.
Survivors include her children; Jane (David) Soffe of Bridgwater, England; Candace (Bill) Richardson of Hagerstown; Jeff (Lynda) Henderson and Jerry (Julia) Henderson of Cambridge City; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Leah was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Harold “Bud” Henderson on May 2, 1998, her sister Evelyn Worl, 2 brothers, Howard and Bartine Morse and a grandson, Robert Jeffrey Henderson.
Leah's family would like to thank the staff, nurses and caregivers at Ambassador Healthcare for providing special comfort, support and exceptional care in the last year of her life.
Friends may call at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on July 22 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. prior to the funeral services at 12:00 pm. with Danny Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Cambridge City Christian Church, 106 W. Church Street, Cambridge City, IN 47327.
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Loretta Ann Burgess
Lewisville, IN - Loretta Ann Burgess, 75, passed away Wednesday morning June 22, 2016 at the home of her daughter in Kingwood, Texas. A daughter of the late John and Velma (Moorman) Gaddis, Loretta was born in Lewisville, Indiana on November 7, 1940.
Loretta attended Straughn School and had lived in Lowell, Indiana prior to moving to Kingwood, Texas in 1986. She had worked as a waitress. Loretta was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. In her leisure, she enjoyed shopping with her grandkids, spending time with her family and going to the casino.
Survivors include her 2 children, Melissa (James) Baikauskas of Kingwood, TX and Russ Edward (Nancy) Burgess of Kingsport, TN; 4 grandchildren, Emily and Sara Burgess, Braden and Cole Baikauskas; 4 siblings, Martha Jane Smith of Kingwood, TX, Herb Gaddis of Aurora, CO, Robert Gaddis and Shirley Giboney both of Straughn; nieces and nephews.
Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, William Russell Burgess on January 26, 1999.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Monday June 27, 2016 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Bill Palmer of Word of God Ministries in New Castle will officiate. Burial will follow at the Lewisville Cemetery in Lewisville, Indiana
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Janice L. Lanter
Plymouth, IN – Janice L. Lanter, age 82, of Plymouth, Indiana, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth, Indiana.
Born May 8, 1934, in Wayne County, Indiana, to Marshall L. and Kathryn Paddock Richardson, Janice lived in this community most of her life. She was a 1953 graduate of Lincoln High School in Cambridge City, Indiana. Janice had worked at Belden Wire & Cable, White Kitchen, and Ayr-Way Department Store. She was a member of Centerville Christian Church, Eagles Lodge, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 167, and Druids Lodge.
Survivors include her daughter, Gisele A. (Samuel E. Sr.) Cox of Elkhart, Indiana; sons, David Lee (Darla) Burgess of Howe, Indiana, Brent Burgess of Pahrump, Nevada, and Brian Burgess of Hagerstown, Indiana; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer Jo Burgess; parents; and brothers, Robert E. and Duane ‘Pete’ Richardson.
Visitation for Janice L. Lanter will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Wes Sewell officiating. Burial will be in Elkhorn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Centerville Christian Church, 111 North Morton Avenue, Centerville, IN 47330.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
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