Obituaries Western Wayne News, December 17, 2014    
Marjorie A. Sell
Richmond, IN - Marjorie A. Sell, age 81, passed away on Friday (December 12, 2014) at Friends Fellowship Community. She was born in Richmond on May 4th, 1933 to Frank and Jeanette (Toschlog) Kilgus and had lived here all her life. She was a 1951 graduate of Webster High School and a lifelong member of St. Andrew Catholic church where she volunteered for numerous committees, including church council. Marjorie loved cooking and gardening, and enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include her children Michael Sell, Mark (Gina) Sell of Carmel, Ann Brooks of Milton, Carol (Doug) Stemmler of Indianapolis, Faye (Greg) Peters of Carmel, Matthew (Julie) Sell of Indianapolis, John (Jeannine) Sell of Carmel, James (Sheryl) Sell of Carmel; Sisters Julia (Terry) Whitesell of Carmel, Lois (Ronn) Berry of Greenfield; 15 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; several cousins, nieces, and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Russell Sell and a brother Joseph Kilgus. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday (December 17, 2014) in St. Andrew Church. Father Kevin Morris will officiate. Friends may call on Tuesday (December 16, 2014) from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary. Those wishing to make a donation in Marjorie's name may do so by sending a donation to either St. Andrew Catholic Church (240 South 6th St. Richmond, IN 47374) or Seton Catholic Schools (240 South 6th St. Richmond, IN 47374)
John R. Potts
Maineville, OH - John R. Potts of Maineville, OH passed away suddenly on Friday December 12, 2014 at his home. He was born on October 15, 1956 in Brown Deer, Wisconsin to Gene Potts and Joanne Potts nee Mahkorn. He was the devoted and loving husband of Nancy Gethers and beloved daddy of Sara (Kevin) Schwarze and Carolyn Potts. John was preceded in death by his parents and his younger sister, Jane Potts and father-in-law Byron Gethers.
John was proud to be the grandfather of Jasper, Wilhelmina, Anabelle and Josaphene Schwarze. He was the loving son-in-law of Priscilla Gethers, dear brother-in-law of Ann Drey and Mark (Phyllis) Gethers and Uncle of Liz (Chad) Clinton, Matthew (Risa) Gethers, Gabrielle (Seth) Harms, Nathanael (Chey) Gethers, Jordan Drey and Kara Drey. He is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
John was a graduate of Brown Deer High School. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity, and his Masters of Business from the University of Chicago.
John was an employee of Crown Lift Trucks for 15 years. He had a lucrative career in the material handling industry, including owning and operating his own business for seven years. He started his career after graduation in the health care industry.
John was a loyal Green Bay Packers and UW football fan, and an avid NASCAR fan. He was a wonderful chef and camping cook extraordinaire. He was great with his hands and loved home improvement projects. He was a connoisseur of bourbon and received his Certificate of Distilling from the Woodford Reserve Bourbon Academy.
John's family and friends will be received at the Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, 120 N. Riverside Ave., Loveland, Ohio 45140 on Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm. Services will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland, Ohio 45140. Interment will be held at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing, Indiana on Wednesday at 2 pm. Friends and family are invited to attend. Food and fellowship will be provided after the service at Zion's Lutheran Church in Pershing, IN.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 South Lebanon, Loveland, Ohio or to Delta Upsilon of Wisconsin Foundation, care of Rick James, at 1010 Wisteria Lane, Waukesha, WI 53189. Donations can also be made via credit card at
Martha A. Powell
Richmond, IB - Martha A. Powell 88 of Richmond died Friday December 5, 2014 at Golden Living Center, Golden Rule. She was born March 2, 1926 in Bentonville to Arthur and Bernice Passmore Powell. She retired from Friends Fellowship Community.
Survivors include one daughter Mary Powell, two sisters Mary Ann Westover and Betty Sickles, three brothers Eugene, Leland, and Richard Powell, nieces and nephews. Her parents and one sister Marjorie Stant are deceased.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Lou Anne Lambert
Cambridge City, IN - Lou Anne Lambert (the former Mrs. James C. Gamble of Ohio), 72, of Cambridge City, IN, previously of Irwin, PA passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014.
She was born June 14, 1942, in New Castle, IN, the daughter of the late Aaron and Martha (Thompson) Lambert.
Lou Anne graduated from Lincoln High School and attended Earlham College in Richmond, IN, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Secondary Education. She taught high school in Indiana and Illinois for five years before moving to Pennsylvania. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Reading and Language Arts from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Lou Anne became a reading specialist for the Hempfield Area School District for over 32 years, retiring in 2007.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cambridge City, the Order of Eastern Star, New Castle Chapter 116, the National Education Association, the Pennsylvania State Education Association and the Hempfield Area Education Association.
Throughout her life, Lou Anne greatly enjoyed the beauty and splendor of tall trees, flowers, nature and wildlife.
She is survived by her brother, Terry S. Lambert of Cambridge City and many cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 12, 2014 at Sproles Family Funeral Home in New Castle, IN with Rev. James Orr officiating. Burial will follow in Zion’s Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing, IN.
The family will receive friends from 2 – 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home. There will be an Eastern Star Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m.
A Celebration of Lou Anne’s Life will be held in the Pittsburgh/Greensburg, PA area to be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Friends of Westmoreland County, Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital, Fasnacht Family Education Foundation through the Hempfield Foundation , National Arbor Society or any wildlife fund or library of choice.
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Nancy K. Brown
St. Petersburg, FL - Nancy K. Brown, 46, of St. Petersburg, FL and formerly of Cambridge City passed away on December 10, 2014 at her home. She was born on September 24, 1968 in Connersville to Patricia A. Waskom and Larry E. Helmsing. Nancy grew up in Cambridge City and was a 1987 graduate of Lincoln High School.
She is survived by her parents, Patricia A. Waskom and Larry Helmsing and his wife Mary; brother Michael (Cathy) Helmsing; sister Angela Helmsing; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Nancy was preceded in death by her brother, Christopher L. Helmsing, on December 22, 1982; her maternal grandparents Jack and Frances Ballard and paternal grandparents Gifford Helmsing and Wilma Faye Love.
Friends may call from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 18, 2015 and from 11:00 AM until start of services at 12:00 noon on Friday, December 19, 2015 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the “Chris & Nancy Helmsing Memorial Scholarship Fund” c/o Wayne Bank & Trust, 145 W. Main St., Cambridge City, IN 47327
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Linda Kay Bradford
Hagerstown,IN – Linda Kay Bradford, 63, passed away on Monday morning, December 1, 2014 at her home north of Hagerstown. A daughter of the late Arthur L. Bradford Jr. and Alice (Doyle) Bradford, Linda was born in New Castle, Indiana on September 23, 1951. She had lived in Dublin until she was 9 years old when her family moved to a farm south of Cambridge City. Linda graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1969 and had lived in California and Missouri before returning to the Cambridge City area 20 years ago. She has lived in Hagerstown since 2011. Linda worked as a manager in the property and retail setting and locally had been employed by Hornak’s Liquor Stores and D & J Homes in Richmond. She possessed a helpful and kind spirit, always willing to help any person or animal in need. Linda loved to spend time outdoors in nature, being near the ocean enjoying all of God’s creation. In her leisure she enjoyed sewing, cooking and being with her family.
Survivors include her companion of 15 years, Thomas A. Lake; 3 sisters, Deborah L. (Wesley) Crabtree of Cambridge City, Marcia L. (Rick) Crabtree of Milton and Joan Hicks of Richmond; stepson, Cameron Lake of Hagerstown; nieces and nephews, Brandie Bowling of New Castle, Tracy Crabtree of Milton, Ricky Crabtree Jr. of Springfield. MO, Kasey Crabtree of Hagerstown, Robert Hicks of Richmond, Debbie Mathney of Richmond, James Hicks of Centerville, Brenda Huddleston, Perry Hicks and Lester Hicks all of Richmond and Mary Alice Baldwin of Kentucky; several great nieces and nephews.
Linda was preceded in death by her father on October 23, 1991; her mother on September 1, 1993; 15 day old son, Jason Guffey on February 9, 1974; a nephew, Billy Ray Hicks.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday December 5, 2014 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Chris Sitler will officiate. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday December 4 and prior to the services on Friday at the funeral home.
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Seigna Elizabeth Case
Arlington, IN - Seigna Elizabeth Case, 88, of Arlington, Indiana, passed away Friday, November 28, 2014, at Flat Rock River Lodge in Rushville, Indiana, where she had been a resident for the past four years.
One of four children, she was born in Dublin, Indiana on September 3, 1926, the daughter of Clarence and Norvilla (Chenowirth) Johnson; they preceded her in death. She was a 1944 graduate of Harrisburg High School.
On July 13, 1949, she was married in Connersville to James R. Case of Rush County; he preceded her in death on April 6, 2000.
A loving and devoted homemaker, she was a member of the Rushville Trinity Presbyterian Church and also served as the Rushville Eagles Ladies Auxiliary Secretary for a number of years.
Survivors include her twin children, son, Merrill Johnson and his wife Shirley of Cambridge City, and daughter, Carole J. Conningham of Dublin, Indiana, three step-daughters, Georgia A. Steele and her husband Virgil of Connersville, Barbara Reece and her husband Eugene of Milton and Juanita Huller and her husband James, also of Connersville, a daughter-in-law, Laura Faye Case of Connersville, a son-in-law, Joseph Harvey of Connersville, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, a sister, Elsie Addison of Covington, Kentucky, a brother, Buryl Dean Johnson and his wife Mary of Trenton, Florida, two half-sisters, Evelyn Kiester of Hagerstown , Indiana and Mary Lou Craft of Phoenix, Arizona, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members.
Beside her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a step-son, James D. Case, a step-daughter, Linda Harvey, and a sister, Lulabelle Wines.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lick Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 AM Tuesday until the time of the service. Friends may also visit at
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rushville Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Denzel Rose
Connersville, IN - Denzel Rose, 75, of Connersville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Reid Hospital of Richmond. He had been in failing health for several years.
One of five children, he was born August 27, 1939 in Jackson County, Kentucky, the son of Turner and Rosie (Hobbs) Rose. He came to Connersville in 1942 at the age of three with his family and attended Connersville schools.
On July 17, 1959, he was married in Jackson County, Kentucky to Judy Ann Moore of Franklin County; Mrs. Rose survives.
He began his employment career with Rex Manufacturing; then, he subsequently worked at McQuay-Norris Manufacturing, Lee Cylinder’s of Cambridge City and, more than eighteen years, at D & M Manufacturing, respectively, ultimately retiring in 1987.
In his leisure, he love to fish, play cards, hunt, attend Gospel sings and participate in all sorts of outdoor activities; additionally, he was also an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds and the Purdue Boilermakers.
Survivors include his beloved wife of fifty-five years, Judy Ann Rose of Connersville, three children, Tim Rose and his wife Diane of Connersville, Doug Rose and his wife Monica of Richmond, Indiana and Jeff Rose and his wife Angie of Rushville, Indiana, six grandchildren, Ashley and Alex Rose of Connersville and Hope Morgan and her husband Blaec of Rushville, Autumn Rose of Rushville, Austin and Jacob Rose, both of Richmond, one great-grandson, Tyson Morgan, an adopted daughter, Geneva Gabbard of Connersville, and many nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Turner and Rosie Rose, a granddaughter, Jessica Rose, who died in 2009, three sisters, Margie Rose, Ethel Yagle and Hester Robinson, and a brother, Danny Rose.
Funeral Services will be conducted 11 AM Monday, November 24, 2014, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Lee and Jacob Flannery officiating; burial will be in Union Cemetery in Lyonsville. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 4 until 8 PM on Sunday; they may also visit anytime online at
Pauline Beeson Kniese Druley
Milton, IN - Pauline Beeson Kniese Druley, 105, of Milton, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond.
She was born on September 30, 1909 in Cambridge City to Dr. Charles and Alice May Beeson Kniese and had lived most of her life in the Milton area.
Pauline was a 1926 graduate of Lincoln High School, attended Ward Belmont in Nashville, TN and graduated from Earlham College in 1931. She then attended Washington School for Secretaries in Washington D.C. After school she worked as a private secretary for Public Service Commission, Earlham College, Pennsylvania Railroad and was the first woman secretary of Indiana State Senate in 1952. She had also taught school in Milton.
She was a member of Milton Christian Church.
Her social affiliations included current and former organizations, Hartley Hills Country Club, General Federation of Women's Clubs, Christian Women's Fellowship of Milton, Milton Christian Church, Earlham Alumni, Helen Hunt Club, Cary Club, Red Cross Board of Directors, and Psi Iota Xi .
Pauline's awards include Red Cross Service Award (60) years, Sagamore of the Wabash, and 2007 Milton Citizen of the year.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ivan M. Druley in 1998, whom she married on October 9, 1937; an infant son David Druley in 1945; and a sister Genevieve Chaudhuri.
Graveside services will be at Valley Grove Cemetery on Wednesday, Decembe 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM with Tom Cici officiating. There will be no public visitation.
Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Billie Paris
Connersville, Indiana - Billie Paris, 89, of the Milton area, died Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Hickory Creek at Connersville where she had resided since July.
A Connersville native born July 24, 1925, Billie was the daughter of Lloyd and Leona Spacey Waddell.
In 1943, she graduated from Connersville High School and attended business school in Richmond.
Billie was employed for 32 years with the Fayette County School Corporation, beginning at Bentonville and retiring in 1991 as secretary to assistant superintendent, Dr. Richard Link.
She had volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America and 4-H.
Billie enjoyed animals, especially her dogs, working in her flower gardens and listening to music. She collected butterflies, clowns and most recently had assembled a collection of frogs.
Billie always had a positive attitude and a fun-loving nature.
Billie is survived by her husband, Ralph E. Paris, whom she married August 30, 1972, at Grace United Methodist Church. Together, they had enjoyed extensive travel throughout the world. She is also survived by two sons and their wives: Terry Schocke and Terri of Ely, Minnesota; John Schocke and Christine of Greenwood; two grandsons: John David Schocke, Michael Schocke and his wife, Tonya, all of Greenwood; a step-grandson: John Richard Paris of Springport; three great-grandchildren: Allison, Katlyn, and Ashton Schocke; nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Billie was preceded in death by her first husband of over 20 years, Woodrow Schocke; an infant daughter: Joetta Schocke; three sisters; a half-sister: Lois McKenna; and a step-son: Ralph E. Paris, Jr.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon Tuesday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Pastor Robert D. "Pete" Taylor, officiating. Interment will follow in Dale Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service.
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Barbara J. Gettinger
Barbara J. Gettinger, 77, a long time Rush County (Noble Twp.) resident, passed away November 16, 2014 in Rushville. She was born June 27, 1937 in Connersville to William F. & Erna May (Hera) Hamilton. Barbara was a 1955 graduate of Connersville High School. She married the love of her life, Danny E. Gettinger, on January 15, 1956. He preceded her in death on October 16, 2008.
Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother & great grandmother. She worked beside Danny on the family farm. They received the 4-H Lifetime Achievement award, sponsored several beef workshops and started and continued to sponsor the Rate of Gain Contest. She was a member of the Little Flatrock Christian Churh where she had served as deaconess, the Christian Women's Fellowship and served on several church committees. Barbara was a member of the Democrat Women's Club, active in the Beef Cattle Association, volunteer 4-H Leader of Noble Friendship 4-H Club, former 4-H Council member and judged many 4-H projects in other counties, volunteer for the Heart Association and United Fund and had received the BPW Woman of the Year Award.
Barbara is survived by her daughter, Denise (Mike) Hoeing and sons, Jeff (Lisa) Gettinger, Daniel Gettinger & Larry (Michele) Gettinger, all of Rush County, a brother, William R. (Silvia) Hamilton of Cambridge City, a sister, Sue Frank (Jack Witt) of Connersville, grandchildren, Kelly (Jensen) Morgan, Michelle (David) Cook, Landis Gettinger, Kevin (Lyndsay) Gettinger, Ashley Gettinger, Tyler (Jackie) Gettinger, Sam (Sarah) Gettinger, Kayla Hoeing (Chris Nobbe) and Jordan Hoeing and great grandchildren, Trisha & Kelsey Morgan, Caraline, Audrey & Elliett Gettinger, Ford Gettinger and Kallie & Reese Gettinger. Barbara is also survived by a sister-in-law, Carol Gettinger and brother's-in-law, Bud Hollowell & Kenny Pflun all of Fayette County, several nieces, nephews & extended family also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Peggy Pflum and several brother's-in-law & sister's-in-law.
Services will be held at 10 AM Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Little Flatrock Christian Church. Pastor Patrick Smith will preside. Friends are welcome to visit at Moster Mortuary, Rushville, from 4-8 PM Wednesday evening, November 19. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery near Springersville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Danny E & Barbara Gettinger Scholarship Fund thru the RCCF, the Little Flat
torock Christian Church or the Charity of the Donor's Choice.
Glen H. Ryan
Pershing, IN - Glenn H. Ryan, 88, of Pershing, IN passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at his daughter's residence in Greenfield, IN.
He was born on June 17, 1926 in Wayne County to Elmer V. and Elsie Duckett Ryan and had lived most of his life in the area.
Glenn was a WWII Navy veteran serving on an LSMR#511. He enjoyed all sports, especially bowling. He was employed for over 50 years at Hill's Roses in Richmond and was the best dad and grandpa in the world.
Survivors include a son William (Jackie) Ryan of Richmond, 4 daughters Becky Fisher of Greenfield, Christine (Dan) Poole of Dublin, Judy (Sheila) Krammes of Indianapolis, and Karen Coon of Crestview, Fl; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters Janice (Jess) Douglas and Juanita (Jim) Shawhan and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Charlotte E. Shiflett Ryan in 2007; his parents; 2 brothers, Roy and William Ryan and sister Anna Ryan.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City where friends may gather from 11:00 am until start of services. Burial will follow in Zion's Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing. A niece Roberta Meyer and a nephew Jack Shiflett will be officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
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Agnes “Belle” Coop
Lewisville, IN - On November 19, 2014, Agnes “Belle” Coop, age 93, of Lewisville, Indiana, went home to be with her Lord while residing at Arbor Trace Senior Living in Richmond, Indiana after an extended illness. She was born in Peytonsburg, Kentucky, on July 7, 1921 to Emmett Leslie and Hattie Mae Groce. She married Winfrey “Jay” Coop on June 4, 1937 in Peytonsburg, Kentucky, and they celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary on June 4, 2011. They were the loving parents of six daughters and two sons.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay W. Coop, on November 16, 2011. She also was preceded in death by two children, son Jackie Coop and daughter Teresa Coop; grandson, Matthew Coop; and sons-in-law, Chris Smith and Max Wilson. She was further preceded by her parents and brothers, Robert Groce (killed in action in World War II on the beaches of Normandy) and Travis Groce; and sister, Ann Johnson Lewis.
She is survived by five daughters: Bonnie (Ted) Meier, Bradenton, Florida; Madonna (Yuland) Baker, Indianapolis, Indiana: Karon (Paul) Rose, Richmond, Indiana; Julia Wilson (fiancé, Rick Stanbrough) New Castle Indiana; Cathy Lynn (Steve) Pauley, New Smyrna Beach, Florida; son, Timothy (Deann) Coop, St. Petersburg, Florida; 22 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and many great-great grandchildren.
Belle and Jay moved to Indiana from Kentucky in about 1941. They moved to their family farm near Raleigh, Indiana, in 1951 and operated it until they retired to Wildwood, Fla. in 1979. In 2001, they returned home to Indiana, and in recent years Belle resided with her husband and daughter Teresa at Flatrock River Lodge in Rushville, Indiana. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Lewisville, Indiana, and the Assembly of God Church in Wildwood, Florida. She was baptized at the age of 13 in Cumberland County, Kentucky.
Belle was an artist, working primarily with oils and pastels, and with a special talent for portraits. She received numerous awards at County and State art shows in Indiana and Florida, and was honored with a dedicated showing of her work at Lake Sumter Community College in Leesburg, Florida.
Funeral services will be at 1 PM, Saturday November 22 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville, Indiana. Visitation will from 5-8 PM on Friday November 21st and from Noon – 1 PM on Saturday. Rev. Rodney Anderson will officiate. Burial will follow at the Raleigh Zion Cemetery. The family asks that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association ( or Crossroads Christian Recovery for Women, Richmond, Indiana (
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Larry E. Shaul
Cambridge City, IN - Larry E. Shaul, 68, of Cambridge City passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Reid Hospital in Richmond.
He was born in Anderson, IN on December 14, 1945 to Leslie and Leona Weir Shaul. He was a member of Bethel Apostolic Church in Connersville. He had worked at Rogers Engineering and retired in 2008 after 12 years as a metal cutter. He loved classic cars.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years Diane Shaul; children Ronda (Barry) Fohl, Larry E. Shaul, Jr, Daniel Shaul, Sr., Casey (Luke) Everett and Daron (Stephanie) Shaul; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters; a sister Mary Hyland and a brother Max (Faye) Shaul; nieces and nephews.
Friends may gather from 2:00 PM until the start of a memorial service at 4:00 PM at Bethel Apostolic Church in Connersville, IN.
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Audra Ellen Ross
Fayette County, IN - Audra Ellen Ross, 20, of Fayette County, passed away Monday afternoon, November 17, 2014, in Wayne County as a result of an automobile accident.
The eldest of five children, she was born April 10, 1994 in Richmond, Indiana, the daughter of Scott and Lisa Wellman Ross. A 2012 graduate of Connersville High School, she also attended Ball State University and was currently a student at Ivy Tech in Richmond, pursuing a career as a medical assistant.
Audra was currently employed at Henry County Hospital in New Castle as a nursing assistant; she has also worked at Gallo’s Italian Grill, the Golay Community Center and Claire’s Boutique in the Richmond Square Mall. She loved babysitting and caring for everyone, especially the elderly; additionally, there was a special place in her heart for animals, particularly dogs. She enjoyed reading, cooking and was interested in the paranormal.
Survivors, besides her parents, Scott and Lisa Wellman Ross of Fayette County, include two sisters, Emma Ross, a student at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, and Amelia Ross at home, two brothers, Ivan and Owen Ross, both at home, grandparents, Richard Ross and his wife Linda and Ruth Ross, all of Cambridge City, Indiana, Tom Wellman and his companion Fay-Ro Jennings of Connersville and Nancy Wellman, also of Connersville, aunts and uncles, Lee Ross of Cambridge City, Melanie Beck of Westfield, Indiana, Randal Ross and his wife Mary of Strunk, Kentucky, Melinda "Gig" Fields of Cambridge City, Joe Wellman and his wife Jennie of Centerville, Indiana and Tom Wellman and his wife Stephanie of Indianapolis, Indiana, and a number of cousins and other extended family members. She was also in a relationship with a very special young man whom she adored, Kenny Stephens of New Castle, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by an uncle, Russell Ivan "Rusty" Ross, and a cousin, Nick Fields.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM Saturday, November 22, 2014, in St. Gabriel Church with Rev. Dustin Boehm officiating; burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home from 4 until 8 PM on Friday; they may also visit anytime online at
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Animal Shelter.
Sandy Ladd
Portland, IN - Sandy Ladd, age 76, a resident of Portland, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. She was a former resident of Pershing, Indiana.
Sandy was born on June 27, 1938, in Richmond, Indiana, the daughter of Charles and Eudora (Gilbert) Ladd. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Cambridge City. Sandy worked for Rodefelds Warehouse in Richmond for many years. She was a longtime Sunday School teacher at Pershing United Methodist Church. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds.
Survivors include her aunt Helen Thayer, cousins Michael Eads (Brenda), Vickie Lewis, Marna Smith, Jon Eads (Kelli) all of Portland, Indiana and Lisa DeWitt (Don) of Syracuse, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Charlene Jo Ladd.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Family Worship Center in Portland. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing, Indiana.
Memorials may be directed towards the National Kidney Foundation or the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home in Portland.
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Kathy Louise Roszell
Orange Park, FL - Kathy Louise Roszell, 61, of Orange Park, Florida passed away November 12,2014 surrounded by loving family. Kathy was born April 15 1943 in Sullivan, Indiana to Mildred Rooksberry Shipley Fuller and Virgil L Shipley.
She had worked as a merchandiser in the Jacksonville area for several years after moving with her family to Orange Park from Milton, Indiana in 1983.
Kathy is survived by her mother; her daughter Tammy (Jason) Ledford and son Jamie Roszell, both of Orange Park, Florida; brothers Randy (Faye) Shipley and Mike (Wende) Shipley, both of Connersville, IN; Mark (Celines) Shipley of Dallas, TX; Jason (April) Shipley of Connersville, IN; sisters: Karen Ross of Indianapolis, IN and Tracy (Rick) Combs of Greensburg, IN; stepmother: Donna Shipley of Connersville along with grandchildren Elizabeth Roszell, Alyssa Landry and Joshua Odel; several nieces and nephews; her previous husband Charlie Roszell and special friend Dan Lasiter.
Kathy was preceded in death by her father.
Burial was November 17th at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville, Florida.
Mary Roberts McKinney
Kenai, Alaska - Mary Roberts McKinney, 66, of Kenai, Alaska, passed away November 4, 2014 in Alaska. She was born January 3, 1948 in Rushville, IN. to Chester Roberts & Ruth (Ketchum) Hofmann. She lived her early life in Rushville-New Salem area and had spent several years in Fayette, Wayne & Ohio counties. She had been in Alaska for nearly 3 years.
Mary worked for Lincoln Manor in Connersville, Mainsource Bank, Cox's New Market in Connersville, the Purdue Ext. Office in Ohio County & had also worked at the Hollywood casino in Lawrenceburg. She had attended the Cambridge City Christian Church. She enjoyed reading & doing cross stitch & she adored her grandchildren.
She is survived by sons, Chad McKinney of Alaska and Jeff Mardis of Cambridge City, a daughter, Bobbi & husband Terry Bruns of Dillsboro, a brother, Lowell Roberts & wife Jean Ann of KY, a sister, Susie Baker of Normal, IL and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands, George Mardis & Cashus McKinney.
A Memorial Service will be held at noon Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville, where friends are welcome to visit from 10 AM until time of service. Steven Baker will preside & burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery at the families convenience.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Journey Church, PO Box 1307, Elmhurst, IL. 60126 or the Golay Communtiy Center.
Sharla (Huffman) Massengale
Lewisville, IN – Sharla (Huffman) Massengale, 51, of Lewisville passed away at her home while surrounded by her family on Monday, November 17, 2014. Sharla was born in New Castle, Indiana on June 12, 1963 to Eldon “Eck” and Hazel (Mohler) Huffman. She graduated from Tri High School with the class of 1981and worked as a receptionist at Draper Co. in Spiceland. She enjoyed spending time with her family, being outdoors, and boating. Sharla was a member of the New Lisbon Christian Church and served as Chairman for the Relay for Life team at Draper Co. for several years.
Survivors include her mother; children, Brandon Boyd and Brittany Boyd (fiance Kody Kindstrand); siblings, Brenda (Greg) Thompson, Steve (Teresa) Huffman, Carol (Paul) Huffman, Kathy (Jerry) Walden, Joyce (Jeff) Stewart; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, great nieces and nephews.
Sharla was preceded in death by her father on November 8, 2006 and brother, Jack Huffman on March 4, 1963.
Family and friends may gather from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the funeral home. Rev. Mark Lomison will officiate. Burial will follow at Lewisville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Relay for Life, c/o American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Pap’s Pocket, c/o Henry County Foundation, 700 S Memorial Drive, New Castle, IN 47362.
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Alpha Christine Hale
Richmond, IN - Alpha Christine Hale, age 89, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Rosebud Village.
Born May 23, 1925, in Mount Auburn, Indiana, to William F. and Hattie Smith Amyx, she lived most of her life in this area. Christine was a member of Kings Highway Holiness Church where she was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She retired from Belden in 1984 and was a member of the 25 year Club.
Survivors include her son, Alton (Sharon) Hale of Richmond; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Denise) Hale, Curtis (Amy) Hale, Alex (Karen) Hale, Alton (Jennifer) Hale II, H. Nathan (Brittney) Vest, and Vanessa (Rick) Gibbons; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Amyx of Berea, Kentucky and Carlos Amyx of Hawksville, Tennessee; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elthur L. Hale who died October 29, 2009; parents; four sisters, Marie, Opal, Elizabeth, and Georgia Ann; and three brothers, Dennis, Hubert, and James.
Visitation for Alpha Christine Hale will be from 3 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Robert E. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: North 27 Worship Center, 5172 U.S. Highway 27 North, Richmond, IN 47374.
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Joshua B. Myers
Greenfield, IN - Joshua B. Myers, age 28, of Greenfield, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at his residence. He was born on December 12, 1985 in Lafayette, IN as the son of Larry R. and Linda S. (Bennett) Myers. He graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 2004. Joshua received his Associate of Science in chemistry at Pikes Peak Community College and was pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry at IUPUI. He served in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2004-2008. He was a Sergeant of the 82nd Airborne and received a National Defense Service Medal.
He was a member of Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church, Boy Scout #236 and he loved fishing, camping, hunting, and playing his guitar.
Joshua is survived by his parents, Larry R. and Linda S. (Bennett) Myers of Greenfield; girlfriend, Leslie (Sare) Wise of Greenfield; infant son, Greyson Myers of Greenfield; step-son, Aiden Wise; sister, Rachel (Josh) Smith of Morristown; brother, Jacob (Jenny) Myers of Denver, CO; grandparents, Samuel & Martha (Leslie) Myers of Indianapolis; step grandmother, Roberta Bennett of Anderson, IN; nieces, Ava and Lilah; and many aunts & uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert & Martha Bennett.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 16, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. also at the mortuary. Pastor David Woods will be officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions may be made to Greyson Myers’s Savings Account for his college fund at any Greenfield Banking Company or envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or send a condolence or email condolences to
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Russell K. Hollingsworth
Richmond, IN - Russell K. “Rusty” Hollingsworth, age 59, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord Sunday, November 2, 2014, at Ambassador Healthcare surrounded by his friends and family.
Born April 13, 1955, in Richmond, Indiana, to Russell S. and Mary E. Long Hollingsworth, Rusty lived most of his life in this area. He graduated from Richmond High School and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Ball State University. Rusty was also on the tennis team while at Ball State. He taught at Richmond Community Schools for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2012. Rusty coached boys and girls tennis at Richmond Community Schools as well as running youth tennis camps. He had been a tennis teaching pro at Troy and Toledo, Ohio. Rusty had also taught in Auburn, Indiana schools. He was a pastor at Greenwood United Methodist Church in Liberty, Indiana and Old Franklin United Methodist Church in Brookville, Indiana. While members at Central United Methodist Church, Rusty and his wife, Roxann, founded the Kids for Christ program. He had also been involved with Emmaus and Special Olympics. Rusty was a man of service to others. He loved his family and grandkids dearly and enjoyed family get-togethers.
Survivors include his wife, Roxann Brokamp Hollingsworth to whom he was married on November 17, 1979; children, Joy (Joel) Hart of Lynn, Indiana, Megan (Tyler) Stinson of Greenwood, Indiana, and Josh Hollingsworth of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren, Elizabeth Hart, Sophia Hart, and Eliana Stinson; siblings, Michael (Linda) Hollingsworth of Richmond, Yvona (Chuck) Wolfe of Richmond, and Lisa (Mary Didelot) Hollingsworth of Valparaiso, Indiana; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Edith Brokamp; and sister-in-law, Arlene Fetzer.
Visitation for Russell K. “Rusty” Hollingsworth will be from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Bill J. Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46209-4830 or Help The Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 117, Richmond, IN 47375.
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Ricky Joe Goins
Richmond, IN - Ricky "Rick" Joe Goins, age 38, of Richmond, passed away after a brief illness peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis.
Rick was born on April 22, 1976, to Doug and Judy Shaffer Goins at Reid Hospital. He graduated from Centerville Sr. High School in 1995. Rick was a sports manager for many sports which he loved very much. He worked right out of high school at Barnhizer & Associates for 20 years. Rick loved people and life, and never met a stranger. He loved spending time with his close friends, Tom, Jared, Pastor Adam, Derek, and his nephews. A special thank you of love and selfless gratitude and devotion goes to Mark and Kathleen Barnhizer.
Survivors include his father, Charles Goins of Richmond; sister, Lore (Jeff) Parrett of Cambridge City, Indiana; nephews, Aaron and Kyle Parrett of Cambridge City, Indiana; many aunts and uncles; and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Judy Goins; two sisters, Laura and Melissa Goins, who died at birth; and grandparents.
Memorial service for Ricky "Rick" Joe Goins will be at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the New Apostolic Church, 404 West Main Street, Centerville, with Rev. John Wysong officiating. A private burial will be at Goshen Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to to help with funeral expenses.
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