Obituaries Western Wayne News, March 2, 2015    
Harry E. Runyon
Richmond, IN – Harry E. Runyon, age 94, of Richmond, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, surrounded by his family.
Harry was born on January 21, 1921, in Preble County, Ohio, to Walter and Lena Runyon. He was a 1939 graduate of Cambridge City High School. Harry lived in Wayne County for most of his life. He retired in 1980 from Fred First Ford, where he was the general sales manager for over 20 years. Harry was a member of the Richmond Lion’s Club. He was a member of the Richmond Lodge #196, F. & A.M. and the Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite. He enjoyed auto racing, I.U. basketball, woodworking (especially making things for his family), and spending time in the company of his family and friends.
Survivors include his daughters, Judy (Bob) Evans of Richmond, Kathy (Terry) Lee of Columbus, Ohio, and Melody (Dawn Haberland) Truitt of Columbus, Ohio; son, Mark (Diana) Runyon of Englewood, Ohio; three granddaughters, Kelly June (Janice Passmore) Evans of Richmond, Jennifer Bailey of Milford, Ohio, and Jama Evans of San Diego, California; five grandsons, Ryan (Lashawnda) Runyon of Englewood, Ohio, Chad (Misty) Lee of Cleveland, Ohio, Jason (Ronni) Lee of Columbus, Ohio, Adam Runyon of Englewood, Ohio, and Jerrad (Nathan Leasure) Lee of Marion, Ohio; nine great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends, including his beloved dog, Joey.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Glendora June Branson Runyon who died October 30, 2003; parents; granddaughter, Kristyn Evans; and four brothers, Clarence, Bernard, Morris, and Harold Runyon.
A gathering for Harry E. Runyon will be from 1 to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at the Earlham Memorial Mausoleum, 1101 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at the Earlham Memorial Mausoleum with Dr. Martin Holman and Dr. Frank Holman officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Care Alliance, 4101 National Road West, Richmond, IN 47374.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Alma Brown-Wright
Cambridge City, IN Alma Brown-Wright, 85, passed away on Wednesday February 25, 2015 at Reid Hospital in Richmond. Alma was born in Breathitt County, Kentucky on March 20, 1929. Alma had lived in Cambridge City for many years before moving to Connersville. A homemaker, Alma was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, feeding her friends and family, dancing and her grandkids running around the house.
Survivors include 3 children, Bill (Sandy) Brown, Cindy (Rick) Crutcher and Tim (Sharon) Brown, daughter in-law, Marsha Brown; 10 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Eldren (Emily) Beard, Paul (Rosalind) Walton; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Juanita Jordan.
Alma was preceded in death by her father, Hobert Beard; her mother and step father, Eliza “Betty” (Baker) and Frank Walton; 1st husband, James Brown on July 17, 1981; 2nd husband, Winfield “Jr.” Wright on April 8, 2001; 3 sons, Curtis “Randy” Brown on March 29, 1979, Dennis J. Brown on Aug. 25, 2003 and David Bradley Brown on December 24, 2004; great granddaughter, Amber Baker; daughter in-law Debbie Brown- Atkins; brother, William Beard.
Visitation will be from noon until the time of services at 2 p.m. on Saturday February 28, 2015 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Matt Purdue will officiate. Burial will follow at the Westside Cemetery in Milton.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Glenna M. Chapman
0ambridge City, IN - Glenna M. Chapman, 67, of Cambridge City passed away suddenly on Monday, February 23, 2015. A daughter of the late Herbert and Lonnie (New) Taylor, Glenna was born on December 26, 1947 in Hamilton, Ohio. She was a 1967 graduate of Lincoln High School and worked at Belden in Richmond, Indiana for 39 years. Glenna was an avid collector and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Chapman whom she married on June 24, 1972 at the Baptist Church in Centerville, Indiana; son, Darren (Tricia) Chapman of Dublin; one grandchild on the way; sister, Linda (Chris) Slonaker of Cambridge City.
Family and friends may gather from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Brett Karanovich will officiate. Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Anna Margaret Sallee
Milton - Anna Margaret Sallee, 78, passed away peacefully at her home south of Milton on Saturday evening February 21, 2015. A daughter of the late James H. and Florence I. (Purcell) Scott, Anna Margaret was born in Fayette County, Indiana on May 4, 1936 and graduated from Harrisburg High School with the class of 1954. A homemaker, Anna Margaret was a devoted mother and grandmother. She had worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for 11 years at Lincoln Centers Nursing Home in Connersville.
Survivors include 4 children, Annette (Richard) Taylor of Florida, Angela J. Sallee of Houston, TX, Alisa A. (Joe) Corman of Centerville and Andrew Sallee of Florida; 4 grandchildren, Amanda and Emma Corman, Sarah and Corey Cox; 1 sister, JoAnn Cooley of Cambridge City; 3 sister in-laws, Marilyn (Lowell) Eggleston, Phyllis (Terrell) Medd and Bonnie Revalee; several nieces and nephews.
Anna Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 24 years, Robert L. Sallee on September 5, 1982. They were married in Connersville on October 12, 1957; her daughter, Amy Sallee in 2007; 2 brothers, Jimmy and wife Mary Lou Scott and Paul Scott; 2 sisters, Geraldine and husband Henry Vail and Colleen Younts; mother in-law, Lenora Bennington.
Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family following cremation. Memorial contributions can be directed to Reid Hospital Foundation- Nursing Education, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374. The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made any time at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Paulena Ellen Pickett Cochran
Apache Junction, AZ - Paulena Ellen Pickett Cochran, 84, of Apache Junction, AZ, passed away on February 13, 2015.
She was born on 2-21-1930 in Greensburg, Indiana to Homer and Mae Pickett.
She was a former resident of Milton, Indiana and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Nancy Cochran of Apache Junction, Arizona, grandson Danny Cochran and family of Oklahoma, granddaughter, Crystal Cochran of England, twin brother Paul (Helen) Pickett of New Castle, Indiana, sisters Charlena (Bob) Sands and Mabel (Ed) Longnecker of Cambridge City, Indiana, brothers, Richard (Ruth) Pickett of Richmond, Indiana, and Marion (Gloria) Pickett of Dublin, Indiana. She also leaves behind many special family friends in both Indiana and Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, Robert Cochran on November 17, 2014, her parents Homer and Mae Pickett, three brothers, Walter (Bud), Robert and Jackie Pickett, one sister Carolyn Hogan.
Viewing was held at 2:00 pm Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ and interment on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at Mountain View Funeral Cemetery, Mesa, AZ.
Betty Katherine Hay
New CAstle, IN - Betty Katherine Hay, 83, of New Castle passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Centre in New Castle. She was born on March 20, 1931 in Kokomo, Indiana to the late Raymond E. and Mary E. (Baker) Brooks. Betty married the late Harvey B. Hay in 1953 and has been a New Castle resident since that time. Betty is a graduate of New Castle High School with the class of 1949. She worked as a teletype operator for the Courier-Times in New Castle after her graduation. Most recently, Betty worked for the Foster Grandparent Program in New Castle until 2012. She loved family activities and sharing time with her family and friends. Betty enjoyed the simple pleasures of nature such as feeding the ducks at Memorial Park in New Castle.
Left to cherish her loving memory include a daughter, Debbie Adams of Carmel, Indiana; son, Michael (Gina) Hay of Cambridge City; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, George and Erwin Brooks.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Ronald Yarbrough will officiate.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Susan Blevins
Cambridge City, IN - Susan Blevins, 72, of Cambridge City, passed away on February 21, 2015 at home. She was born on March 15, 1942 in New Castle, Indiana to Dallas F. and Mary R. (Lewis) Lunsford, Sr.. and had lived here all her life. Susan attended Lincoln High School. She retired in 2007 from the Indiana Department of Transportation after many years of service.
Susan is survived by her twin daughters, Terry & Sherry; a brother, Dallas F. (Linda) Lunsford, Jr.; a sister, Linda K. (Jeff) Messer; nieces and nephews. She was preceed in death by her parents; her husband, William Blevins; a son, Thomas; and a daughter Toni.
Funeral services will be held at a future date and interment will be at Westside Cemetery in Milton. Her arrangements are entrusted to Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel of Cambridge City.
Online condolences can be made at www.waskoms.com
Margie B. Miller
Richmond, IN - Margie B. Miller, age 78, of Richmond passed away Wednesday (February 18, 2015) at Reid Hospital. She was born in Monticello, Kentucky on April 6, 1936 to Claudis and Hettie (Baker) Morrow. She married James Miller in 1958 and they were married until he passed in 1993. She enjoyed playing cards and spending time with all of her grandkids, especially her great granddaughter Lily with whom she had a special bond. Survivors include her children Don (Laurie) Miller, Steve Miller, Mike (Judy) Miller, Sandy (Dan) Smith, Debbie (Rod) York and Jeff (Tracey) Miller; siblings Irene (Ray) Miller, Harold (Judy) Morrow, Farrell (Claudia) Morrow, Helen Baker, Lucille Decker and Richard (Rosie) Morrow; grandchildren TJ, Danielle, Cassey, Chris, Kailey, Tyler, Taylor, Cody, Trevor, Tabi, Cassie and Parker; great granddaughter Lily and special friend and companion Ron Richards. In addition to her parents and husband she is also preceded in death by a brother Carlos Morrow and 3 siblings that died at birth. Services for Margie will be held on Saturday (February 21, 2015) at 1:00 P.M. in Riggle - Waltermann Mortuary. Burial will be in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday (February 21, 2015) from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity (1114 South F Street, Richmond, IN 47374) or Cancer Society (4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, IN 47201).
June Ramey Binford
Richmond, IN – June Ramey Binford, age 81, of Richmond, died Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Friends Fellowship Community.
June was born on February 20, 1934, on the farm, near New Castle, Indiana, to Charles and Gertrude Purvis Ramey. She was a 1952 graduate of Lewisville High School and a 1956 graduate of Earlham College. June lived in Maryland, California, and Michigan, and later settled in Richmond.
She had been an elementary school teacher.
Survivors include her sons, John Michael Binford of Westfield, Indiana, Eric Wayne Binford of Nashville, Tennessee, and Bradley Alan Binford of Richmond; granddaughters, Renee Eldridge of Noblesville, Indiana and Shannon Binford of Bloomington, Indiana; sister-in-law, Nelle Ramey of Brazil, Indiana; three nieces; and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Scott Binford, who died in 1986; sisters, Jewel Maxine Irvin and Dorothy Day; and brother, Kenneth Ramey.
A memorial service for June Ramey Binford will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond, with Chaplain Sandra Ward-Angell officiating.
If you wish to send flowers, please request arrangements made of wildflowers.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Bill Neal Jackson
Richmond, IN - Bill Neal Jackson, age 80, of Richmond, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at his home.
Born February 13, 1935, in Richmond, Kentucky, to Leonard and Oradelle Sanders Jackson, Bill lived most of his life in Richmond. He was a 1953 graduate of Richmond High School and was valedictorian of his class. Bill was a firefighter and served as a lieutenant for the Richmond Fire Department, retiring after 35 years. He had also worked for Larry Lahrman’s Richmond Overhead Door Company. Bill was a member of Living Faith Church of God and the Richmond Senior Community Center. He enjoyed basketball, playing cards, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his children, Sandra (Joe) Hart of Richmond, Tim (Pam Estes) Jackson of Richmond, and Jenny (Terry) Brown of Richmond; grandchildren, Michelle (Jerame Dees) Hibbard of Richmond, Mark (Nicole) Hibbard of Arizona, Timothy (Kristi) Jackson II of Centerville, Jacob (April) Jackson of Richmond, and Amber (Adam) Loudermilk of Terre Haute, Indiana; seven step-grandchildren, T.J. Brown of Centerville, Nick (Becki) Brown of Pershing, Indiana, Tyler (Sarah) Brown of Alaska, and Cheryl Hart, Anthony Hart, Angi Hart, and Cindy (Chris Cook) Hart, all of Richmond; 17 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Jane (Jess) Baker and Jo (Keith) Cole Gray, both of Arizona, and Wayne (Linda) Jackson of Richmond; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends, including his dogs, “Little Bit” and “Sophia”.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Shirley Jackson, who died on July 29, 2008; parents; and brothers, Butch and Carl Jackson.
Visitation for Bill Neal Jackson will be from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond with honor guard provided by the Richmond Fire Department. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Allen Henderson officiating. Entombment will be in the Earlham Memorial Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Elizabeth J. “Betty” Tollett
Cambridge CCity, IN - Elizabeth J. “Betty” Tollett, 67, passed away on Sunday February 15, 2015 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. A daughter of the late John Preston and Frances Marie (Toohey) Dooley, Betty was born in Richmond, Indiana on May 3, 1947. Betty has lived most of her life in the Western Wayne community and was graduate of Lincoln High School with the class of 1965. She also was a graduate of the Richmond Business College. Betty had worked in the office at the Philco-Ford Plant in Connersville and from 1989-2010 for C.M. Contractors in Cambridge City. Betty was known as the “neighborhood mother” by many children in the community. She enjoyed collecting snowmen and feeding the hummingbirds in the summer, but most of all she loved attending any activity that her grandchildren were participating in. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by many. Betty was a member of the Cambridge City Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Kendall Tollett, whom she married on July 11, 1969 at the Dublin Gospel Mission Church; 3 children, Preston (Teresa) Tollett of Yorktown, Travis (Christy) Tollett of Cambridge City and Amy (Jeramy) Craig of Dublin; 4 grandchildren, Nathan and Seth Tollett, Shelby and Caleb Craig; 1 brother, Jack (Betty) Dooley of Centerville; 4 sisters, Edna (Windel) Stracener of Centerville, Sharon Hunt of Lapel, Nancy (Mike) Mahoney of Cambridge City and Dolores (Tim) McCullum of Centerville; several nieces and nephews.
Betty was also preceded in death by her brother in-law, David Hunt and nephew, Rob Mahoney.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday February 21, 2015 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Tracy Wright will officiate. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday February 20 and also 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the National Kidney Foundation- 30 East 33rd Street/ New York, NY 10016.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Barbara K. Brankle
Indianappolis, IN - Barbara K. Brankle, 84, of Indianapolis was born March 1, 1931 and died on February 19, 2015.
She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to George and O’Zella Konig.
She married William J. Brankle in 1950. She began her banking career in 1949. She worked at Merchants Bank, which later became Railroadmen’s Bank and finally Huntington National Bank. She retired in 1996. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing cards, cooking and most of all her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband on September 10, 2014.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Nancy B. (Larry) Doty, Lisa B. (Kurt) Moyer, David W. Brankle, brother, Charles E. Konig, sister, Lore Bourgeois, grandchildren, Meghan Doty, Leah Doty, Kate Moyer, Amy Jo Brankle and Michael Brankle, great-grandchildren, Jordan Dick and Ella Doty.
Friends may call from 10-11 AM Saturday, February 21, 2015 with the Service being held at 11 AM at Flanner and Buchanan – Memorial Park, 9350 E. Washington St., Indianapolis.
Contributions may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association. Friends may sign Barbara’s online guest registry at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
Note: Mr. and Mrs. Brankle lived in the Hagerstown area in the early years and Mr. Brankle was a member of the Hagerstown Masonic Lodge.
Cloy N. Weisenborn
Richmond, IN - Cloy N. Weisenborn, 83, of Richmond, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Ambassador Healthcare in Centerville.
He was born in Hollansburg, Ohio on August 21, 1931 to Fred P. and Genevieve Morgan Weisenborn. He was a 1950 graduate of Lynn High School and served in the US Air Force. He farmed with his father and grandfather and enjoyed a 35-year career with GTE, starting as a lineman and working his way up into supervision and eventually executive management. He later owned and operated Cambridge Trucking from 1987-1995.
Cloy will be missed by his wife, the former Margaret Clark, whom he married on September 15, 1989; daughter & son-in-law, Debbie Jo & Greg Downing; sons & daughters-in-law, Daryl & Jennifer Weisenborn, Steven & Susan Weisenborn and Kevin & Kay Weisenborn; step-daughter & son-in-law, Lori & Shane Lacey; step-sons & daughters-in-law, Brad & Lisa Beach and Curt & Loretta Beach; grandchildren, Nathan (Nicole) Weisenborn, Melissa Weisenborn, Nicole Elisha Weisenborn, Kaleigh (Mike) King, Ian Sanich and Jonathan Sanich; step-grandchildren, Andrew Watson, Gavin Lacey, Nathan (Heather) Beach and Jessica (CJ) Gray; seven great-grandchildren; his beloved dog, Bridget, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Cloy was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Margery Hawley.
Pastor Terry Cochran will conduct a funeral ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 21 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Green Mound Cemetery in New Madison, Ohio.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454
Alexandria, VA 22312.
Donald L. Newton
Cambridge City, IN - Donald L. Newton, 77, of Cambridge City passed away on Sunday, February, 15, 2015 at Reid Hospital in Richmond. He was born on July 27, 1937 in Rector, Arkansas to Jasper and Blanche Hilton Newton and was a graduate of Lincoln High School
Don owned and operated his own construction company and the worked as a foreman for J. S. Sweet Construction until he retired. He is a member of Cambridge Lodge #5 F&AM. Don loved spending time with his family and being in the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years Ruby A. Newton; children Lisa (Jeff) Gaskill of Leo, IN and Doug (girl friend Carrie) of Parker City, IN; grandchildren Chad, Danielle, Cory, Jesse and Chase; 5 great-grandchildren; sister Romana Davison; 2 brothers Robert (Ann) Newton and Dennis Newton; nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by brothers Charles and Gary Newton.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 20. 2015 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with Danny Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. There will be a Masonic service at 7:45 PM.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Myrtle Joan (Mobley) McCullough
Dublin, IN - Myrtle Joan (Mobley) McCullough, 69, passed away on Wednesday evening February 11, 2015 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. Joan was born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky on September 22, 1945 and moved to Indiana and the Western Wayne community as a teenager. A homemaker, she has lived in Dublin for the past 45 years. Joan was a member of the Cambridge City Christian Church and a civic minded person who donated her time as a member of the Dublin Bicentennial Committee, Dublin Community Club, Dublin Little League Baseball, Fire Department and Fish Fry. Throughout the years she had worked at Anthony’s Grocery, The Coffee Pot Restaurant, as a CNA at area nursing homes and as a seamstress at Nettle Creek in Richmond. In her leisure she enjoyed camping with the Cherokee Camping Club, planting flowers and any opportunity to take care of her great grandkids.
Survivors include her mother, Mary Geneva (Jones) Mobley; 3 children, Tamera (Jerry) Jarboe of Dublin, Joseph Jr. (Tauni) McCullough of Centerville and James (Kristi) McCullough of Cambridge City; 7 grandchildren, Justin (Tracy) Jarboe, Jacob (Alison) Jarboe, Joseph Jarboe, Joshua (Claire) McCullough, Toria McCullough, Kaleb McCullough and Lilith McCullough; 7 great grandchildren, Kahlyn, Zoie, Sophie, Jase and Jaxon Jarboe, Maely Stewart and Olivia McCullough; 6 siblings, MaryAnn (Jake) Breeden of Dublin, Helena Lundy of Rush County, Phyllis (Carlos) Morgan of Dublin, Jane (Alan) Briar of Hagerstown, Minor Wayne Mobley of New Castle and Sandy (Rick) Sherwood of Cambridge City; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joan was preceded in death by her father, Minor Mobley on August 2, 2005; her husband, Joseph P. McCullough on January 19, 2012. They were married on November 3, 1963; sister, Betty Boyd on August 11, 2012
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday February 16, 2015 at the Cambridge City Christian Church. Pastor Bryan Justice will officiate. Burial will follow at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday February 15 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Dublin Fire and EMS- P.O. Box 61/ Dublin, IN 47335
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Wanda Mae (Zook) Harmon-Miller
Cambridge City, IN - Wanda Mae (Zook) Harmon-Miller, 79, left this life to be with the Lord on February 12, 2015 in Wadsworth, Ohio. Wanda was born on April 22, 1935 and had made her home in the Western Wayne area for many years. She moved to the Akron, Ohio area several years ago following the death of her first husband, Robert Harmon on November 17, 1996. They were married on February 27, 1954.
She leaves behind her husband, Robert B. Miller of Barberton, OH; son, David W. Harmon; several grandchildren; brothers, John Zook, Bill Hicks and Robert Lewis; nieces, nephews and extended Kahook, Rader and Miller family members.
She will be greeted by family and loved ones who have passed before including her father, Clarence Zook; mother Reatha (Cochran) Lewis; brother, Ed Zook and sister, Kathy Davidson.
Visitation will be from 12- 1 p.m. on Tuesday February 17, 2015 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Graveside services will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Stella Alice (Miller) Wood
Straughn, IN - Stella Alice (Miller) Wood, 71, of Oregonia, OH, passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Otterbein Nursing Home in Lebanon, OH following a lengthy illness. Stella was born in Eadston, KY on December 31, 1943 and grew up in the Straughn community. She graduated from Straughn High School with the class of 1962, Ball State University, Muncie, IN; and the Rapid City, SD, Business College. Through the years, she worked as an Elementary Teacher, a Corporate Training Developer and Instructor, and as a Corporate Training Coordinator.
Survivors include her husband Raymond J. Wood, whom she married in 1965 in New Lisbon, IN; a daughter Rae (Michelle) Neumann, a son Christopher Wood and his two boys, Grant Wood, and Maxim Wood, a sister Carol Flockhart, three brothers: Joe Miller of New Castle, IN; Marcus (wife Susan) Miller of Richmond, IN; and David (wife Libby) Miller of New Castle, IN; a very close aunt she grew up with and always considered to be her sister, Aline Fournier of Warwick, RI.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, 115 West US Hwy 40, Lewisville, IN, with visitation from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com

Ralph E. Williams
Dunreith, IN - Ralph E. Williams, age 86, of Dunreith, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Henry County Hospital. He was born July 31, 1928 in New Castle, Indiana to the late Harry and Anna (Asbury) Williams.
A 1946 graduate of Spiceland High School, he was a member of Spiceland United Methodist Church. He drove a school bus for South Henry School Corporation for more than 25 years. Ralph owned and operated several service stations in Spiceland and Dunreith. He had also worked for Ingersol, Perfect Circle, Ford Motor Company in Indianapolis and Crowe Implement in New Castle. He loved gardening, fishing, bowling and especially IU basketball. He was a member of the Lions Club in Spiceland and a former member of Odd Fellows in Dunreith.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ruth E. Williams of Dunreith; daughter, Brenda (Ron) Hall of Greenfield; son, Tony R. (Pamela) Williams of Spiceland; six grandchildren, Todd (Kasey) Williams of Lafayette, Tim Williams of Durango, Colorado, Jeremy (Lisa) Hall of New Castle, Andrew (Kristi) Williams of Anderson, Carrie Hall of Greenfield, and Anna (John) Huang of Greenfield; five great grandchildren, Mallery, Macy, Ellie, Lily and Brady; sister, Ruth Hunt of Dunreith; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Homer Williams.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Carol Wiley and Reverend Gene Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Circle Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Spiceland United Methodist Church, 123 N. 2nd Street, Spiceland, IN 47385. Condolences and memories of Ralph may be shared at www.hinsey-brown.com.
Walter F. Rihm
Cambridge City, IN - Walter F. Rihm, 91, of Cambridge City, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning February 7, 2015.
Walter was born in Knightstown, Indiana on July 24, 1923.
He was co owner of Rihm Foods in Cambridge City which began operation in 1926 by his late parents, George J., Jr. and Helen G. (Decker) Rihm.
Walter graduated from Lincoln High School in Cambridge City with the class of 1941 and attended Richmond Business College. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal. He served with the 4th Marine Division in the South Pacific and participated in the landing at Iwo Jima. A community and civic minded person, Walter was Fire Chief of the Cambridge City Volunteer Fire Department from 1954-1979 and was recognized as the Cambridge City Citizen of the Year in 1962.
His memberships include the St. Elizabeth Cathilic Church, Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post 169, Marine Corps League and the Indiana Nut Growers Association. He also served as past Director of the Indiana Meat Packers Association. In his leisure, Walter enjoyed spending time outdoors with his family and friends, riding horses and planting trees.
Survivors include 4 sons, James (Patricia) Rihm, Donald (Linda) Rihm, Gerald (Angela) Rihm and Brian (Ran) Rihm; 3 daughters, Joanna Schrader, Linda (Marvin) Vance and Elaine Rihm; 20 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 1 brother, William Rihm; 1 sister, Patricia Weiss; several nieces and nephews.
Walter was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, the former Donna Jean Butler on March 30, 2014. They were married by Fr. Jerome Bennett at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church on November 27, 1947; an infant daughter, Phyllis Rihm; 2 great granddaughters, Madison Rihm and Madalynn Paige Vance; brother, Thomas G. Rihm; infant brother, James Rihm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday February 12, 2015 at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Fr. Joseph Rautenburg will officiate. Burial with military honors provided by the United States Marine Corps and American Legion Post 169 will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Rosary service will begin at noon on Wednesday February 11 with public visitation beginning at 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Cambridge City Public Library, 600 W. Main St., Cambridge City, IN 47327 or the donors favorite charity.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Roy W. Brown
Hagerstown, IN - Roy W. Brown, 88, a long time Hagerstown resident, died at his home in Richmond on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
He was born on May 12, 1926 in St. John’s Hospital, Anderson, IN to Ralph and Monnie Brown, who were deaf. Because of Tuberculosis Roy went to live in Kennard with his great aunt and uncle George and Dora Lanham when he was six years old. (Roy’s brother, Mark, was one year old and would have contracted TB had Roy not moved away).
Roy enlisted in the US Navy in 1943, a short time after his 17th birthday. Following Boot Camp and Navy Signal School he was assigned to the US Navy Armed Guard, a little known unit of the Navy. He served in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, Venezuela, Eniwetok, Kwajelein, Leyte and Luzon in the Philippine Islands. He received the Atlantic Campaign Medal; the European/African/Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal; the Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal; the World War II Victory Medal; the Phillipine Liberation Medal; and the US Navy/Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon. Years later Brown entered the Indiana Guard Reserve and was retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
After his Navy service he received a G.E.D. and a high school diploma from Kennard High School. He attended classes at Indiana University/Earlham College in Richmond. He graduated from DeVry Technical Institute, Chicago, IL. He graduated from several Military Schools while in the Navy, the Indiana Guard Reserve, and while employed as a civilian by the Dept. of Defense. Brown was employed as a machinist at Warner Gear, Muncie, IN for more than three years; As a civilian with the Dept. of the Navy for seven years; with the Palladium-Item, Richmond, IN, about 19 years in the advertising department; and as a Realtor several years with Century 21 and Lingle Real Estate, Richmond, IN.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Brown; two children, George Brown of Richmond and Marilyn Clark (Tom) of Cincinnati; two grandchildren, Brian Clark and Julie Stewart (Jeff); four great grandsons, Thomas, John, Daniel and Jacob, all of Cincinnati; a step-grandson Doug Owens and his daughter Sydney.
Roy Brown’s life’s philosophy could easily be summed up in a few words expounded to the maximum: Complete belief and faith in God and Jesus Christ; DUTY – HONOR – COUNTRY.
Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 11, in Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Pastor Bob Clark will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn cemetery with military graveside services. Visitation will be 5 to 7 P.M. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.
Richard "Dick" S. Jones
Connersville, IN - Richard "Dick" S. Jones, 91, of Connersville, passed away early Friday morning, February 6, 2015 at Lincoln Centers of Connersville.
He was born May 16, 1923 in Indianapolis, the son of Herbert S. and Lola Belle Smith Jones and was a 1941 graduate of Indianapolis Tech Arsenal High School.
During W.W. II, he served with the U. S. Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, receiving his honorable discharge in 1946.
In 1949, he received his Bachelors of Arts from Butler University in Music Education and later received his Masters Degree from Butler in 1962.
On June 12, 1946, he was married in Indianapolis to Beulah "Bea" Johnson. Mrs. Jones passed away on August 30, 2006.
He began his teaching career as the Band and Choir Director at Westport High School before becoming the Band Director at Cambridge City High School for four years. Then in 1957, he moved to Connersville where he had served thru the years as the Connersville Jr. and Sr. High School Band Director before retiring in 1986.
He was a devoted member of the New Heights Christian Church and a former member of the Connersville Kiwanis Club. In his leisure, he enjoyed motor boating. For a number of years, he was a member of the Connersville Chapter of the U. S. Motor Boating Power Squadron.
He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews which includes, Diana Tresler of Shelbyville, IN and great nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also blessed by his church family and a number of dear friends and neighbors.
Besides his wife of 60 years, Bea, he is preceded in death by his two daughters, Pamela Sue Jones and Debra Kay Jones Burns.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Pete Taylor, former Pastor of New Heights Christian Church officiating. Burial with Military Rites will be in Dale Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 AM until 1 PM on Wednesday and also at millermosterrobbins.com.
Yolanda K. Burge
Cambridge City, IN - Yolanda K. “Lonnie” Burge, 64, went to her heavenly home on January 29th 2015. She was born in Connersville, Indiana on November 5, 1950 to William and Mildred (Fields) Burge. She attended Connersville Senior High School and worked many years in retail sales at a variety of area stores.
Lonnie is survived by her children, Jennifer Melton of Richmond, Paul (wife Polly) Bell of Indianapolis and Joseph Bell of Cambridge City; grandchildren, Justin Bell of Middletown, OH, Jason Fields and Tiffany (fiancee James) Fields both of Connersville, Alexus Bell of Liberty and Dilon Bell of College Corner; several uncles, aunts, cousins and nephews.
Lonie was preceded in death by her mother on July 17, 2002; her father on January 26, 2007; and her brother, Joseph Sullivan.
Following cremation, a private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Linda J. Jones
Cambridge City- Linda J. Jones, 67, passed away on Thursday morning January 29, 2015 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. A daughter of the late Jerry Herbert and Hazel A. (Wadman) Day, Linda was born in New Castle, Indiana on December 6, 1947. Formerly of Knightstown and Hagerstown, Linda has made her home in the Cambridge City community since 1967. A homemaker, she loved to spend time with her family and in her leisure she enjoyed playing euchre and BINGO. Linda was a member of the Women’s Auxillary of the Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post 169.
Survivors include 2 children, Mark A. Jones of Cambridge City and Melissa F. Hatfield of Mt. Vernon, KY; 3 grandchildren, Brandi Jones-Hall of Richmond, Dillon Hall of Centerville and Gabby Hatfield of Mt. Vernon, KY; 3 great grandchildren, Austin Jones, Jayci Brockman and Jamason Hall. Linda was also preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Charles “Jack” Jones on September 27, 2001. They were married in Knightstown on March 24, 1967; 2 brothers, Danny and Jerry Day.
Private funeral services were held on Saturday January 31, 2015 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin, with Rev. Gene Bennett officiating. Burial followed at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin. Memorial Contributions can be made to the donors favorite charity.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Larry A. Colvin
Straughn – Larry A. Colvin, 75, of Straughn, passed away Saturday evening, January 31, 2015 at Henry County Hospital, New Castle. A son of the late William Alexander and Gladys May (Clark) Colvin, Larry was born in Hagerstown, Indiana on January 9, 1940. He grew up in the Western Wayne Community and graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1958. Larry served his country with the United States Marine Corps from 1958 to 1962, earning the rank of Corporal. On November 14, 1964 he married the former Carolyn Young in Pershing, Indiana. Larry retired from Dana Corporation in 1991 after 29 years of service and was owner of Colvin Archery in Straughn. He was a member of the American Legion Post 137 in New Castle and the Dana Corporation 25 Year Club. In his leisure, Larry enjoyed archery, coin collecting, woodworking, beading, and watching John Wayne movies.
Survivors include his children, William “Bill” (So Young) Colvin, Jeannette Thurman, JerriAnn Colvin all of Straughn; grandchildren, Wm. Larry Colvin, Ethan Perry, Alyssa Thurman, Hannah Moreland, Phoebe Cunningham; siblings, Jerry (Sue) Colvin of Arkansas, Janet (Don) Wampler of Pennville, Indiana.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carolyn, on November 16, 2011; sisters, Ann Dale, Barbara Geise, Bertha Rinhart; brother, Bill Colvin.
Family and friends may gather from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. A graveside service with military honors will follow at South Lawn Cemetery, Dublin. Rev. Thomas Sproles will officiate.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Judith Deanna Peckinpaugh Bryant
Cambridge City, IN - Judith Deanna Peckinpaugh Bryant, 73, of Cambridge City passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015 at her residence. She was born on September 20, 1941 Henry County Hospital. She was named by her cousin, the Late Howard Eugene Phillips.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years Thomas Keith Bryant; Tammie Renee Bryant (Bryan David) Jones, William Todd Bryant and Heather Nicole Bryant (Jeremy Scott) Troutwine; grandchildren Kristopher Thomas Bryant, Makayla Alexis Troutwine, Lauren Amber Jones, Kelsee Morgan Troutwine, Jeran Scott Troutwine, and Jayden Todd Troutwine; sisters Norma Jeanne (Don) Stuart and Sandra Sue (Gordon) Graham; and brothers Felix Edward (Brenda) Peckinpaugh and William Eugene (Betsy) Peckinpaugh, Jr.; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents William Eugene Peckinpaugh and Lorene Joyce Chambers Peckinpaugh and her in-laws Donald Keith Bryant and Mary L. Weesner Bryant.
Friends may gather from 10:00 AM until start of services at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. Pastor Robert Wyrick and Danny Berry will be officiating. Burial will be private in Riverside Cemetery.
Following the funeral a celebration of Judie's life will be held at Cambridge City Christian Church, 106 W. Church St. Cambridge City, IN
Memorial contributions may be made to MDA, 9100 Purdue Road #203, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
Online condolences to www.waskoms.com
Adena Ryerson
Lewisville - Adena Rynerson, 82, passed away while surrounded by her family on January 26, 2015 at Heritage House Nursing Home in New Castle, Indiana.
A daughter of the late Robert Elmer and Helen Martha (Dunlap) Meurer, Adena was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on September 6, 1932.
She was a graduate of Gerstmeyer Technical High School in Terre Haute and had lived in Lewisville since 1961. Adena operated her own sewing business and was known for her beautifully crafted aprons, bibs, tote bags and other items. She was a member of the Indianapolis Hiking Club for years and, with her husband Hal, made long-lasting friendships there. She was an avid reader and enjoyed, traveling, music and spending time with her grandchildren and friends. She was an accomplished musician with a beautiful singing voice.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Hal Rynerson. They were married in Terrre Haute on June 14, 1952; 4 children: Lynn (James) Smith of Indianapolis; David (Cherie) Rynerson of Rochester, New York; Robert (Karen) Rynerson of Bloomington, Illinois; and Hal Dean Rynerson of Waverly.
Adena is survived by 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and her brother David Meurer.
She was preceded in death by 6 siblings.
Adena’s family thanks the wonderful staff at Heritage House in New Castle. Through their loving care and concern, her last years were happy and content.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until the time of the services at 1 p.m. on Friday January 30, 2015 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville. Rev. Arthur Whitaker officiated. Burial followed at the Lewisville Cemetery.
OWWNnline condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Andrew Warren
Cambridge city, IN- Andrew Warren 80 of Cambridge City died Saturday January 24, 2015 at his home after a six month battle with cancer. He was born January 24, 1935 in McKee, Kentucky to Marion and Lucy Creech Warren and lived in the Richmond area since 1964. He formerly worked for Wallace Metal Products and Marvel Industries, and was an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years Bonnie, two children Diana (John) Jones and Michael (Stacey) Warren, two grandchildren Kelsey and Nicholas Shearer, and one brother Ellis Warren. He is preceded in death by one grandchild Dustin Shearer, his parents, one sister Marie Harrison, and one brother Emery Warren.
Private graveside services were held Sunday January 25, 2015 at Goshen Cemetery. Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home handled arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.
Mark B. Wright
Mark B. Wright, age 76, of Cambridge City, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015. He was born February 7, 1938, in Richmond, IN to Emmett J. and Roberta J. Wright.
Soon after graduating from Centerville High School in 1956, Mark entered the Marines and was stationed in Okinawa and Puerto Rico. Following an honorable discharge from the service, he worked for his father in the excavating business for several years and built many of the farm ponds in and around Wayne County. He also worked for Eaton Gear Works and Farm Bureau. In 2001 he retired from the Wayne County Highway Department after 27 years as a heavy equipment operator. Plowing the roads during the blizzard of ’78 was one of his most challenging jobs.
always had a fascination and love of animals. As a boy there was often a critter or two in his pocket; as an adult he raised an assortment of exotic animals. In 1974 he realized his boyhood dream of an African safari and later enjoyed two more African hunting adventures.
He was on the boards of the Soil and Water Conservation District and the Society for Preservation and Use of Resources, a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club, and a longtime member of American Pheasant and Waterfowl Society, NRA, Safari Club, Centerville’s Hiram No. 417 Masonic Lodge (53 years) and a member of the Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren.
He leaves behind his wife Carolyn (Goar), whom he married on July 8, 1962; a daughter, Aleesa (Greg) Drennen of Cambridge City; a sister, Anne (Maurice) Baker of Lincoln, NE; a brother-in-law, Bill Taylor of Richmond; 2 nieces; 3 nephews; and many great nieces, great nephews and cousins; some special coffee-drinking buddies and a fantastic family of neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marcia Taylor; aunts and uncles; a nephew; several coffee buddies and a close friend, Mark Carpenter.
Calling will be from 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel (US 40 and State Road 1) in Cambridge City, with a 7:30 PM Masonic Service. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 30, with burial following at Hagerstown’s Brick Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Clay and Opal Brooks Family Fund, c/o Wayne County Foundation, 33 South 7th Street, Richmond, IN 47374. (Clay and Opal Brooks were Mark’s grandparents and the fund benefits the Whitewater Gorge Park in Wayne County.)
Sandra K. (McCauley) Boyce
Cambridge City, IN - Sandra K. (McCauley) Boyce, 58, of rural Cambridge City, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2014 at her home. She was born in Belo, West Virginia on April 26, 1956 to Dwight and Orphia McCauley. Sandra is a 1974 graduate of Northeastern High School and worked as a dispatcher and reserve officer for Richmond Police Department for 14 years. She enjoyed making jewelry, sewing, and crocheting.
Survivors include her parents, both of Richmond; husband, Harl Boyce; children Cary (Kristen) Pipenger of Richmond, Matthew Boyce (fiancé Rachael Smallwood) of New Castle; several grandchildren; brother, Rodney (Patty) McCauley of Richmond.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Memorial contributions can be made to Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, PO Box 158, Dublin, IN 47335 to help cover funeral expenses.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Kevin J. Lehman
Kevin J. Lehman, age 40, passed away on Monday (January 19, 2015) at Reid hospital. He was born on May 29, 1974 in Reading, England to Clifford “Tom” Lehman and Candy Killion (Riden). He had worked at Honda Manufacturing the past 3 years; the Wayne County Sherriff's department, where was a member of the color guard and a jail supervisor, for 10 years, and Cutshaw's market for 11 years. Kevin was avid Detroit Lions fan, and loved to listen to music. His favorite past time was spending time with his wife, children, and grandbabies. Survivors include his wife of 17 years Shana Lehman; children Nicholas Lehman, Lyndsey Reffitt, Devon (Shadeigh) Reffitt; parents Candy (Eddie) Killion and Clifford Tom (Debbie) Lehman of Bruceville, Indiana; twin brother Keith Lehman; brothers Jason (Karen) Lehman, Craig (Tabitha) Lehman, Rick Lehman, Levi (Katie) Ellis, Kyle (Leah) Killion, Eric (Terra) Killion; grandchildren Alexis Garrett, Addison Reffitt, Bryden Garrett; Grandmother Freda Riden; father and mother in law Les and Gladys Kibbey; step brothers and sisters, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandpa Jim Riden and grandparents Clifford Lehman & Thelma Wagoner. Services for Kevin will be held on Tuesday (January 27, 2015) at 11 a.m. in Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary. Pastor Roger Hendricks will officiate. Burial will follow in Jacksonburg Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday (January 26, 2015) from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. www.riggle-waltermann.com
Robert K. "Turtle" Murphy
Richmond,IN – Robert K. “Turtle” Murphy, age 67, of Richmond, died Friday, January 23, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born July 7, 1947, in Richmond, Indiana, to Bobby L. and Uvanondis Moore Murphy, Bob lived most of his life in this area. He was a graduate of Richmond High School. Bob entered the United States Army at the age of 17. He served in Germany and volunteered to serve in Vietnam where he did two tours of duty. Bob was later in the United States Army Reserve. He was a mechanic for many years. Bob then moved to Texas where he spent ten years in sign construction. He worked for Kemper Cabinets and later retired from Schrock Cabinetry. Bob was a lifetime member of VFW Kirk-Little Post 1108, the American Legion #315, and Greens Fork DAV. He was the first Vietnam veteran to be VFW Commander. Bob was a member of First Baptist Church. He collected turtles and enjoyed working on computers. Bob was a great American patriot and loved western shows. He dearly loved his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Bob enjoyed playing the harmonica. He had a big sense of humor and loved playing jokes.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Hiatt Murphy to whom he was married on May 4, 1969; children, Chip (Wendy) Murphy of Cambridge City, Indiana and Bobby (Holly) Murphy of Richmond; grandchildren, Cory, Cinnamon (Andrew), Dustin, J.W. (Kim), Leanna (Brian), Ivy, Justin, Hannah, Haven, and Hayden; 4 great-grandchildren, Damian, Aries, Desmond, and one on the way; brother, Earl (Vicki) Murphy of Richmond; sisters, Marlena Smith of Greenwood, Indiana and Terrie (Jim) Everts of Baker City, Oregon; nieces; nephews; special aunt, Erlabell Petry; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; aunts; uncles; cousins; and special cousin, Christine Matheny.
Visitation for Robert K. “Turtle” Murphy will be from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at First Baptist Church, 1601 South A Street, Richmond, with Rev. James Spon officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, 230 West Monroe, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60606.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Billie R.Boatman
Billie R. Boatman 61 of Richmond died Saturday January 17, 2015 at his home. He was born June 19, 1953 in Richmond to Robert M. and Donna J. Owens Boatman Sr. and lived here all his life.
Billie was the husband of the late Janet Sparks Boatman, his soul mate, who passed away March 2, 2000. He was an Army veteran of the Viet Nam War and retired from Matthews International in August of 2011.
Billie leaves behind two sisters Emma Jeannie Cross-Ragan of Carmel and Wanda Murphy of Dublin, two brothers Robert (Marilyn) Boatman Jr. of Centerville and Mike (Charlotte) Boatman of Tyler, Texas nieces and nephews and many friends.
In addition to his wife he is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Clay Russell Boatman, two sisters Betty Byers and infant sister Patty Ann Boatman, and his nephew and best friend Karey M. Boatman.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday January 22, 2015 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home with Rev. John Maples officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery with military rites. Friends may call 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society 4567 Progress Dr. Columbus, Indiana 47201. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.stegallberheideorr.com.
Linda Mae Wommack
Linda Mae Wommack, age 78 of Connersville, passed away on Sunday January 18, 2015 at her residence.
Born on May 20, 1936 in the Everton Community, Connersville, IN. She was the daughter of the late Klein and Thelma Stewart Bogue.
On June 21, 1968 in Richmond, IN she became the bride of Ralph Nelson Wommack. Mr. Wommack died on December 28, 2005.
She had worked at Philco and D & M for several years and also had worked at Fayette Memorial Hospital from 1994-2006.
During the 1960's she was active in tournament bowling leagues for the deaf and won many individual and team trophies. She also was active in local bowling leagues. In later years she enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels and playing internet games. As a child she loved to roller skate. Linda was also very active in the deaf community.
She is survived by her children, Victoria (Armando) Ayala of Richmond, Anita Wommack and her fiancé Heather Hartung of Charleston, SC, and Ron Bradley of Indianapolis; brothers, Robert Bogue of Carson City, NV, Glen (Penny) Bogue of Persing, IN, Donnie Lee (Vickie) Bogue of Cambridge City, IN and Keith Bogue of Connersville; three grandchildren, Jennifer Lewis, Angela Boughner and Lexus Hartung; two great grandchildren, Nicolas Lewis and Ciera Evans as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by brothers, James, David and Charles Bogue.
Funeral services will be conducted at Urban Winkler Funeral Home on Friday January 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm where friends and family may visit from 4:00 pm until the hour of the service.
Mary Martha Miller
Mary Martha Miller, age 90 of Jasper passed away at 9:05 a.m. Thursday, (January 15, 2015), in Brookside Village in Jasper.
She was born at Cambridge City, Indiana on April 8, 1924 to Clinton and Mary (Simpkins) Bertsch. She married Dale J. Miller on October 25, 1947 in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Cambridge City, Indiana. He preceded her in death on November 1, 1999.
Mary was a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in education. She was a Home Economics Teacher at S.E. Dubois High School for many years. She also taught at Cambridge City Indiana, Precious Blood School and Tenth Street School in Jasper.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper where she was a Greeter, Writer for the Towers and a catechist in SPRED (Special Religious Education). St. Ann’s Society and the Daughters of Isabella. She served as recording secretary for the Daughters of Isabella.
Also a member of Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program). A 4-H leader for several years.
She enjoyed doing volunteer work, tutoring, sewing and cross word puzzles.
Surviving, Four Daughters; Carol Miller and husband Bill Apao, Waterbury Center, VT Sue Ann Miller, Waterbury Center, VT Teresa Miller and husband Dan Allen, Bloomington, IN
Karen Miller and Husband John Lahr, Waterbury Center, VT Five Sons; Mark Miller and wife Jan, Iron Mt, MI Mack Miller and wife Margaret, Mariette, GA Carl Miller and wife Jacqueline, Dublin, OH Dean Miller and wife Denise, Jasper, IN
Craig Miller and wife Kimberli, Raligh, NC Eight grandchildren; Sara Miller, Morgan & Michael Miller, Nicholas and Leah Miller, Harrison and Justin Miller, Isaac Miller. Brother, Amos Bertsch, Cambridge City, IN
Preceding her in death besides her husband is a daughter Susann Elizabeth Miller. Sister, Margaret Day.
Six brothers, Maynard, Ralph, Arthur, Ray, Arville and Donald Bertsch.
Funeral services for Mary Miller will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, (January 20, 2015), in St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial to follow in Lutheran Cemetery at Pershing, Indiana at 4:00 p.m.
Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Rosary at 2:45 p.m. by the St. Ann’s Society and the D of I’s at the funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dubois County 4-H Endowment or to St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Virgil F. “Slats” Jordan
Cambridge City – Virgil F. “Slats” Jordan, 94, passed away Monday afternoon, January 19, 2015 at Ambassador Healthcare, Centerville. He was born in Cambridge City, Indiana on August 28, 1920 to Charles and Anna Jordan. On December 24, 1945 Virgil married the former Gloria M. Maines in Connersville, Indiana. She preceded him in death on December 5, 2013. Virgil was the plant superintendent at C.R. Golay in Cambridge City, nightwatchman at D & M in Connersville, and custodian at the Dublin Elementary School. In his leisure, Virgil enjoyed working in his woodshop, golfing, and fishing.
Survivors include his children, Monte (Verna) Jordan, Paulette (Jerry) Jarvis, Mona (Bill) Lambert; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Agnes McGuire; several nieces and nephews.
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a great-grandchild; brothers Briz, Elmer, Francis and Raymond Jordan.
Family and friends may gather from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Rev. Danny Berry will officiate. Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Pershing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Lisa D. Fisher
Economy – Lisa D. Fisher, 49, of Economy, Indiana passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Reid Hospital, Richmond. She was born on August 17, 1965 in New Castle, Indiana, the daughter of the late Melvin K. Fisher and Agnes (Barker) Fisher of Milton, Indiana. A loving mother to Natasha Eldridge Hamilton (husband Zach) of Dunreith and Chelsea N. Eldridge of Economy. A grandmother to Josiah (4), Trenton (6), Jacob (7). Other surviving relatives include a sister, Linda Fisher Robinson (husband Mike) of Huntersville, NC; nieces, Melanie and Meredith Robinson; nephew Mitchel Robinson; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Lisa was a 1983 graduate of Lincoln High School, Cambridge City, Indiana. Prior to her illness, she was an honor student at Ivy Tech College. She was an avid crafter. Lisa was very active in Henry County Relay for Life and was a great inspiration to most anyone she met. Most important to Lisa was being a mother and grandmother.
Lisa was preceded in death by her father, Melvin K. Fisher on February 28, 2004; uncle, George E. Fisher on October 23, 2009; grandmother, Ruby Fisher on July 17, 2010.
Family and friends may gather from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the funeral home. Rev. Jerry Ingalls and Rev. Ken Durham will officiate. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery, Dublin with a celebration of life to follow at the Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post 169 in Cambridge City.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
John D. Morris
Williamsburg, IN – John D. Morris, age 57, of Williamsburg, died Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Reid Hospital.
Born January 21, 1957, in Richmond, Indiana, to John Wesley and Rosella Tandy Morris, John was a life-long resident of Richmond. He was a 1975 graduate of Richmond High School. John worked as Assistant Dairy Manager for Cox’s Supermarket for many years. He was the owner of Morris Auto Body for over 30 years. John was a football coach for Test Junior High School, Centerville High School, and Richmond High School. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. John enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Allen Yoder Morris to whom he was married on June 10, 1980; children, Tony A. (LeighAnn) Morris of New York and Nicole (Tim) Rowe of Richmond; granddaughter, Madison; mother, Rosella Morris of Richmond; siblings, Tony Dean (Renee) Morris of Kentucky and Connie Sue Morris of Richmond; niece; nephew; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation for John D. Morris will be from 2 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Joseph E. Gray
Cambridge City, IN - Joseph E. “Joe” Gray, 68, passed away at his home in rural Cambridge City on Tuesday morning January 13, 2015. A son of the late Elmer and Marcella (Hart) Gray, Joe was born in New Castle, Indiana on January 15, 1946. He was a graduate of Mooreland High School with the class of 1964 and retired from DANA Corp., Hagerstown Distribution Center, in 1994 after 30 years of service.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years the former Fran Burns. They were married at the Bentonville Christian Church on June 30, 1990. 4 sons, Brent Gray of Chandler, Bryon Pierce of Yulee, FL, Rob Pierce of Bentonville and Jim Cox of Richfield, OH; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 4 siblings, Elmer “Junior” Gray of Hagerstown, Ruby Sexton of New Castle, Hank Gray of Mt. Summit and Lanie Lamb of Clearwater, FL.; several nieces and nephews.
Joe was also preceded in death by 3 siblings, Bobbie Allen, Carolyn Myers and Bud Gray.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday January 17, 2015 at the Bentonville Cemetery. The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made anytime at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: American Lung Assoc.- 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150- Chicago, IL 60601 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718- Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
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