Obituaries Western Wayne News, August 30, 2015    
Marguerite Pauline Clark
Lewuisville, IN - Marguerite Pauline Clark Green Painter passed away Wednesday, August 19 at Henry County Hospital at the age of 97. Marguerite is survived by her current husband Lowell Painter of Spiceland, Indiana. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends that cross the United States and abroad.
Marguerite was born in Cambridge City, Indiana on May 26, 1918. She was daughter to Harry Melvin Clark and Gladis Margaret Burk. Marguerite is preceded in death by her parents, her late husband Harold Richard Green in 1982, son Richard Green in 1965, and her siblings Marjorie Clark, Esther May Clark-Matthews, Charles Benjamin Clark, Robert Clark and Jack Phillip Clark.
Marguerite was the loving mother to Richard Green and unselfishly took on the role of mother/sister to her then 2 year old brother Jack Clark after both of their parents passed away at an early age.Marguerite was always keeping her mind busy. She held several different positions with the Farm Bureau Co-Op, finally settling in at the Dunreith location until deciding to retire.
She was very active on the South Henry school board during the initial years of Tri Junior-Senior High School, and also served as an elder for the Lewisville Presbyterian Church. She and Lowell attended both the Presbyterian Church and the Spiceland Friends Church.
Marguerite loved reading and learning new things. She was an avid book club member and loved to give reviews on her latest book to her book club ladies.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 28, 2015 at the Lewisville Presbyterian Church. Rev. Peter Zinn and Rev. Arthur Whitaker will officiate. Burial will follow at Lewisville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday August 27 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel and also 1 hour prior to the services on Friday at the church.
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John W. Davis
John W. Davis, 62, of Cambridge City passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at his residence. He was born in New Castle, IN on August 14, 1953 to Robert A. and Lucille (Spacy) Davis.
John was a graduate of Lincoln High School in 1971 and had served in the U.S. Navy.
He loved his family and enjoyed watching NASCAR, drag racing and all sports.
Survivors include a daughter Dajuana (Michael) O'Neal; 2 grandsons Shawn and Grant O'Neal; 2 greatgrandchildren Tinzleigh and Easton O'Neal; a brother Loran Davis; a sister Rita Beth (Randy) Gwin; a niece Meghan Alexander; an uncle Maurice Ankrom; and several great nieces and nephews.
Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 12:00 noon until start of services at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jeff Shafer officiating. Memorial contributions to a favorite charity.
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Marilyn Jean Bowman
Cambridge City, IN - Marilyn Jean Bowman, 73, of Cambridge City passed away at Reid Health on Friday, August 21, 2015. She was born on May 22, 1942 in Wayne County, IN to John E. and Lillie L. Bulmar Vallandingham and had lived most of her life in the Wayne Caounty area.
Marilyn was a 1960 graduate of Lincoln High School and was a bus driver for 15 years for the school. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cambridge City.
Marilyn and her husband were foster parents to many children from 1975 til 1985.
Survivors include a son Alan D. (Lyn) Bowman of Cambridge City; 4 grandchildren Amanda K. (John) Hensley-Call, Travis Jump, Chelsey and Jacob Bowman; 1 greatgranddaughter Kyndal Snider; a sister Mary Lee (Russ) Blackburn; and 2 brothers Jack (Jean) Vallandingham and James Vallandingham.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Howard J. Bowman in 2012 and a daughter Barbara Jean Bowman in 2005.
Friends may call from 11:00 am until start of services at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with Rev. Jeff Shafer officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cambridge City.
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Leone C. Bryant
Dublin- Leone C. Bryant, 100, passed away on Saturday morning August 22, 2015 at Ambassador Healthcare in Centerville, Indiana. A lifelong resident of Dublin, Leone was born here on October 23, 1914 to the late William and Stella (Hines) Bryant. She graduated from Dublin High School with the class of 1933 and had worked for the Harry Hall Insurance Agency here in Dublin. In her leisure, Leone enjoyed listening to music, playing the piano and sewing. She was a member of the Non Denominational church.
Survivors include her niece Melannie Cochran of Dublin and nephew, Charles Mills of Farmland; several other nieces and nephews.
Leone was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Louis and Everett Bryant and 3 sisters, Mary and Ruby L. Bryant and Olamae Mills.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday August 27, 2015 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home , Dublin. Burial will follow at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday August 26th at the funeral home.
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Melvin E. Varvel
Richmond, IN – Melvin E. Varvel, age 75, of Richmond, died Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at Reid Health.
Melvin was born on June 11, 1940, in Xenia, Ohio, to Vernon E. and Amanda Butts Varvel. He worked at Richmond Top Fabricators for over 15 years and Kemper Cabinets. Melvin enjoyed baseball and coaching little league. He was a NASCAR racing fan, and Jeff Gordon was his favorite driver. Melvin played the guitar and other stringed instruments. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Linda Plyley Varvel of Richmond; children, Randy Varvel of Richmond, Marilyn Schreyer of Eaton, Ohio, Alan (Jackie) Varvel of Richmond, Winnie (Sam) Knowles of New Paris, Ohio, Kelly Varvel of Richmond, and Christina (Donald Carlin) Varvel of Dublin, Indiana; grandchildren, Valerie Shafer, Kevin Johnson, Kyle Varvel, Manfred II and Jeremias Schreyer, Alan Jr., Jonathan, and Matthew Varvel, Debbie Harrison, Heather and Clarissa Scofield, Shaun Rader, Melissa Knowles, and Caiden and Allison Frost; great-grandchildren, Madison, Gavin, Conner, Michael, Luke, Wyatt, Aiden, Landon, Declan, Jaden, Jozlin, Aedan, Brandon, Kiara, Gavin, Kayla, Jaylen, Tateum, Channing, Joce Willow, Samantha, Ashley, Steven, Hailey, Kameron, Bryson, Devon, Conner, and Mason; siblings, Harry Varvel of Greenville, Ohio, Patty Louke of Winchester, Indiana, and Larry Varvel of Union City, Ohio; and loving dog, Caesar.
He was preceded in death by his great-granddaughter, Breanna; parents; and nine siblings.
Visitation for Melvin E. Varvel will be from 12 to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Thomas officiating.
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Robert L. Dorgan
Cambridge City, IN - Robert L. “Bob” Dorgan, 86, of Cambridge City, Indiana passed away at his home on Thursday, August 13, 2015. He was born on July 22, 1929 in Fayette County, Indiana to the late Robert L. and Teresa Isabelle (Fowler) Dorgan. A 1947 graduate of Lincoln High School, Bob spent most of his life in the Cambridge City area. He served his country in the United States Army earning the rank of Corporal before his honorable discharge in 1950. On July 1, 1948, he married the former Dorothy Powers in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Bob worked as a crane operator for NATCO for 26 years before his retirement at the age of 61. He also worked as a meat cutter for Cutshaw’s Market and Rihm’s Food Ranch for many years to help support his family. Bob was a member of the Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post 169 and former member of the Cambridge City Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed sharing stories at the “Liar’s Table” at Lumpy’s Restaurant.
Survivors include his children, Jerry (Lisa) Dorgan of Cambridge City, Robert L. (Cindy) Dorgan of Eaton, Teresa Smith of Milton; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Julia Hauk of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Mary Whipple of Connersville.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy, on February 14, 2007; an infant granddaughter, Jessica Lauren Dorgan on January 4, 1986; a great-granddaughter, Cecila Dorgan in 2002.
Family and friends may gather from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2015 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Burial with Military Honors provided by the Lawrence H. Bertsch American Legion Post 169 Honor Guard will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City.
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Mary L. Moore
Cambridge City, IN - Mary L. Moore, 80, passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon August 13, 2015 at Golden Living Center in Richmond, Indiana. A daughter of the late Raymond and Emma (Risch) Fink, Mary was born in Cambridge City, Indiana on November 11, 1934. A lifelong Cambridge City resident, Mary attended Lincoln High School. Mary was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Mary was married to the late Ceber O. Moore in the rectory of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church on July 29, 1950. The preist would not take the honorarium for performing the wedding ceremony, so Ceber and Mary took the five dollars, purchased a watermelon and enjoyed it on the swinging bridge at the park with their best man and maid of honor. She was a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
Survivors include 2 children, Daryl (fiancee’ Jontae) Moore of Cambridge City and Teresa (Dennis) Ammerman of Anna, Ohio; grandchildren, Shane Moore, Heather Atkinson, Stacy Mendoza, LeeAnn Slife and Christopher Ammerman; 10 great grandchildren; 4 great- great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Dorothy Hicks of Cambridge City and Corena (Jerry) Marshall of Dublin; 3 brothers, Otho (Marilyn) Fink of Connersville, Bill and Larry Fink of Cambridge City; nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ceber, on November 17, 2000; 1 son, David Moore on September 17, 2009; 1 sister, Ethel Miller; 2 brothers, Raymond and Paul Fink.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday August 22, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Cambridge City. Fr. John Luerman will officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. A prayer service will be held a 3:30 p.m. on Friday August 21 with visitation following until 8 p.m.
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Samuel Polver
Richmond, IN - Samuel Polver, age 86, of Richmond died peacefully at home on August 2, 2015.
Born and lived his entire life in Richmond. He retired from Dana Corporation (formerly Perfect Circle), camshaft division in 1987 after over 35 years. He was an active member of the local UAW union. He loved the game of golf, being a member of Glen Miller golf course. He played golf almost daily until the age of 81. He traveled to Florida yearly and around courses in Indiana and Ohio to play golf. He was extremely proud of his “holes in one.”
Survivors include his wife of 35 years Carol and his three sons Mark (Sandy) Polver, John (Marie) Polver all from Richmond and Michael (Jen) Polver of Alpharetta, Georgia. Grandchildren Todd (Rhonda) Polver of Jefferson, Texas, Angie (Scott) Livesay of Cincinnati, Ohio, Andrew Polver and Colin Polver of Richmond and several great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers and sisters; Elmer (Wanda) Hawkins, Jack (Deloris) Hawkins, Dave (Shelly) Hawkins, Ben Hawkins, Susie (David) Bond all of Richmond; Joe (Becky) Hawkins of Greensfork and Helen (Tom) Vickroy of Moores Hill, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents father Samuel Polver and Mother and stepfather Florence and Oscar Hawkins and three brothers Billy Hawkins, Don Hawkins and Dick Hawkins. He also leaves step children Bart Brammer of Spring Hill, Tennesee, Teresa Moore of Cambridge City, Indiana, David (Carolyn) Duning of New Paris, Ohio, Beth (David) Eldridge of Richmond and his best friend his poodle Bullet.
Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday (August 6, 2015) in Riggle Waltermann Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare Shelter of Richmond (1825 Chester Blvd. Richmond, Indiana 47374).
Nancy Darter
Cambridge City, IN – Nancy Darter, 75, of Cambridge City passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Reid Hospital in Richmond. A daughter of the late Morris and Margaret (Hern) Jobe, Nancy was born on April 15, 1940 in Milton. She attended Milton High School and worked as Treasurer and Secretary at Hillside Nursery from 1971 until her retirement in 2003. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Nancy enjoyed antiquing, crocheting, baking, working with Dr. & Norma Bertsch, and visiting with people especially at Building 125 where she has worked since her retirement. Nancy was a member of Milton Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Pete Darter, whom she married on February 22, 1957 in Peru, Indiana; children, Greg Darter of Milton, Kim (Gale) Huntsman of Cambridge City; granddaughters, Amanda (Corey) Hawkins of Fishers, Stephanie Huntsman of Carmel; brother, Donald (Billie Jean) Jobe of Brookville.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Billy Jobe.
Following cremation, a private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made to the Milton Christian Church, PO Box 534, Milton, IN 47357. The Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements where online condolences can be made anytime at
Lillian "Susie" Morris
Ft. Myers, FL - She was born February 9, 1930 in Dublin, Indiana the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Morris) LeHunt. She died July 8, 2015 in Florida where she had had lived in recent years. She lived most of her life in Indiana and enjoyed her family. She was a hairdresser, had owned The Soda Shop, and refurbished homes. After moving to Florida, she worked at Kilwin’s on Ft. Myers Beach for 8 years. After losing her husband, “Jimmy”, she worked for a remarkable lady, Anita Cereceda, at the Pier Peddler. She enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people while they were visiting Ft. Myers Beach.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, two daughters, Lucinda S. Brown and Holly M. (Deborah Cooper) Morris, 3 grandchildren, Laurie Kirkman, Bradley (Angela Berry) Brown, and Collin (Ericka Bell) Brown, 6 great grandchildren, Leslie, Logan, Abigail, Braden, Kelsie, and Kennedi as well as nieces, nephews and many friends.
She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, James W. Morris, her parents, and 2 brothers, William "Pete" LeHunt and Samuel LeHunt.
For family and close friends of the family, there will be a Celebration of Life tribute at the Mound House on Ft. Myers Beach FL at 7 pm on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Additionally, there will be a Memorial Service in Dublin IN at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home at 1 pm on Saturday, October 17, 2015. She will be laid to rest at the Dublin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Hospice House Healthpark, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers FL 33908
Patricia Weston
Everton, IN - Patricia Louise Weston, 74, of Everton, formerly of Dublin went home to be the Lord on Tuesday July 28, 2015 at Hickory Creek at Connersville.
She was born August 1, 1940 in Connersville, the eldest of two the daughters of James Osborn and Evelyn Nellada (Bailey) Fisher and they preceded her in death.
On September 15, 1956, she was married to Leslie Paul Weston in Rushville, Indiana. Mr. Weston survives.
She was a devoted homemaker and worked as a meat clerk at Anthony’s Market in Dublin, Cutshaw’s Grocery in Cambridge City and Brookville IGA.
A faithful member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter #346 of Connersville where she had served as Past Matron, and was also a member of the Bluegrass Music Association, Everton Lions Club and Crime Watch and a Sponsor of Children’s International, she was also a past scout leader.
In her leasure she enjoyed, knitting, crocheting, sewing, emroidery, cooking and her pets.
Survivor besides her husband of 58 years, Leslie Paul Weston, include five daughters, Paula Shook and her husband, Scott, of Connersville, Christina Diane LaRoche and her companion, Eddie Akers, of Connersville, Jo Elaina Paul and her husband, Byron, of Cambridge City, Nancy Janelle Bennett and her husband, Mark, of Connersville, Valarie Lynn King and her husband, Dean, of Connersville; a son, Daniel Travis Weston. of Connersville; a daughter-in-law, Gretchen Weston, of Cambridge City; 18 grandchildren, Betsy Slone, Holly Todish, Justin Shook, Clinton Leapley, Miranda Woodham, Kristen Akers, Bart Johnson, Lacey Johnson, Grace Paul, Heather Wilburn, Lara Paul, Alisha Bennett, Matthew Bennett, Brittney Longnecker, Lindsey Weston, Lauren Weston, Drayden Weston, and Zachary Weston; 15 great grandchildren: Rob Slone, Olivia Todish, Jackson Todish, Aliana Todish, Christian Leapley, Kayley Leapley, Kaitlyn Woodham, Noah Woodham, Tagen Woodham, Pax Comus, Masoyn Wilburn, Lukas Wilburn, Remington Longnecker, Rider Lo
gnecker and Madalynn Weston. She is blessed with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a son, Wade Brian Weston,who died August 31, 2008 and a sister, Janet Elaine Funkhouser.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service at 2 PM Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Reverend Knox Bullock officiating. Eastern Star Memorial Services will be held prior to the service on Saturday conducted by the Eastern Star Chapter #346. Burial will follow at Valley Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 AM until 2 PM Saturday and anytime at
Memorial contributions may be given to the Wade Weston Scholarship Fund.
Karen Dianne Adams
Richmond, IN - Karen Dianne Adams was born June 29th, 1944 in Richmond, Indiana to James and Lois Davidson, passed away early in the morning on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
Dianne was an active parishioner at St. Paul's Lutheran Church for nearly 50 years and involved in Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority for over 40 years. She was a graduate of Richmond Senior High and had taken courses at Indiana University East. For over 30 years Dianne had worked as a certified Para-Optometric Technician.
She enjoyed reading, traveling, spending time with family and the outdoor gardening of her flower beds.
She is survived by her sister Janie Hill of Indianapolis; Ex-husband, Richard E. Adams of Liberty; Son, Richard C Adams, of Richmond; Grandson, Steven Dylan Snowden of Milton and 1 great grandchild.
Visitation and a Memorial service will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Richmond from 5-8 PM on Wednesday, July 29th 2015.
The family requests that donations be made in Dianne's name to the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association, and/or St. Paul's Lutheran Church in lieu of flowers.
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Richard Campbell
Lehigh Acres, FL - Richard Campbell age 55, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away on July 14, 2015 at Gulf Coast Medical Center. He was born on January 28, 1960 in Richmond, IN to Terry and Cheryl Campbell. While in high school, Richard was an honor student, graduated early from high school, and was a recipient of the Boys State Scholarship. He had a multitude of jobs over his lifetime to support his family which included well drilling, boring and underground utilities with LCEC. Richard also held a CDL and a criminal justice degree. He used his degree to become a corrections officer and worked in private security. He was a supporter of Ducks Unlimited and was a tremendous animal lover.
Richard was a parishioner of St. Raphael Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Campbell, and his grandparents, Betty and Ernie Campbell and Howard and Barbara Dean.
Richard is survived by his spouse of 34 years, Cheryl Campbell; mother, Peggy King; children, Stephanie (Ryan) Campbell Williams, Stacey Campbell, and Sara Campbell; grandchildren, Tristen(7), Savannah(3), Preston(8), Porter(6); siblings, Ed King of Cambridge City IN, Diane King of Centerville IN and Janet (Tim) Nelson of Centerville IN, Nicole of Ft. Myers FL, and Terrence of Ft. Myers FL; Aunt Cindy (Joe) Vickers of Milton IN, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Richard is also survived by his best buddy, his loving dog Rusty.
A graveside service will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 S.R. 82, Ft. Myers, FL 33913 Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 3:00PM in the cemetery. A Celebration of Life will also be take place Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 6:00PM at Veterans Memorial Park in Lehigh Acres. Everyone is welcome.
A benefit is being held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 607 Williams Ave, Lehigh Acres, FL 33972 on Saturday August 1, 2015 at noon. In lieu of flowers send donations to the family. Info 239-334-4880.
Darrell Roudabaugh
New Castle, IN - Darrell Roudabaugh, 58, of New Castle passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. He was born on October 21, 1956 in New Castle to Ernest Lee and Patricia “Patty” Ann Roudabaugh. For the past six years, Darrell worked at Grede Foundry in New Castle. A loving husband, father and grandfather, Darrell enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, the former Lisa Kidd whom he married on April 4, 2000 in Greenville, Ohio; step-children, Christopher Rhodes of Nevada, Ryan (Dacia) DeVinney of Hagerstown, Indiana, Megan DeVinney of Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren, Caylin and Wyatt DeVinney, Aria Green; sister, Amy Smith; brothers, Steve, Mark and Daryl Roudabaugh; nieces, Sherry Ross, Christy Kemp, Amanda Smith, Rachel Roudabaugh, Shauna Murphy, Justine Roudabaugh; nephew, Daryl Roudabaugh; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Darrell was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Roudabaugh on April 11, 2008; brother, Jerry Lee Roudabaugh on August 9, 2003.
Family and friends may gather from 10:00 a.m until the time of funeral service at 12:00 noon on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Burial will follow at West Lawn Cemetery, Hagerstown.
Memorial contributions can be made to Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, PO Box 158, Dublin, Indiana 47335 to help the family with funeral expenses. Online condolences can be made at
Marion J. Napier
Lynn, IN - Marion J. Napier, 83, of Lynn, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Reid Hospital.
She was born on June 19, 1932 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Floyd and Inez (Combs) Stauffer
At age 3, she moved to a 160 acre heavily wooded farm east of the the Canadian Rockies where she
lived in a two story log house and attended a one room log school thru grade nine. She had a conservative religious upbringing. After finishing grade nine, her family moved to a suburb of Edmonton, where she finished high school. Marion then went into nurses training at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, upon graduation she worked as an RN until moving to Indianapolis, IN. In Indiana she met her husband Ronald Napier. Together they raised two boys, Randall and Lauren, and she developed her talent in oil painting. She worked in several hospitals in Indiana and Ohio while following her husband's work. Marion earned her BS while working at Reid Hospital before switching to Adult Day Care Center where she worked for twenty-two years. Much of her married life she attended The Church of the Brethren, where she often represented her congregation in their annual meetings. She currently is a member of the Lynn Church of the Nazarene.
Marion is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ronald D. Napier; two sons, Randall (his wife, Kim) and Lauren (his wife, Jennifer) Napier; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Beatrice Martin; a brother Robert Stauffer; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Gwen Chesher.
A graveside service will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Hutton Cemetery near Zionsville, Indiana. Pastor Tom Govin and Asst. Pastor Joyce Temple will officiate.
Online condolences may be made at
Ernest Fratellio Ravinet
Richmond, IN - Ernest Fratellio Ravinet, age 87, of Richmond, IN, died in the early morning of Thursday, July 9 at Reid Memorial Hospital.
Ernie was born in Richmond, IN, December 31, 1927 to Ernesto Ravinet and Rose Fratellio Ravinet. Ernesto and Rose were immigrants from South America and Italy, respectively, and Ernie was a first-generation American. He was a 1946 graduate of Howe Military Academy then spent six months completing additional education in Santiago, Chile. He graduated from Purdue University in 1951 with a degree in aeronautical engineering and was a member of the Air Force ROTC and Scabbard and Blade national military honor society while at Purdue.
After graduation, Ernie joined the US Air Force and was deployed to Korea. He flew 37 bombing missions over North Korea during the Korean War. After his tour ended, he returned to Richmond, married Patricia Ann Miller in 1958, and worked in import/export for Wayne Works and as an engineer for Kemper Tappan.
Ernie was an avid history buff with an affinity for and expertise in the history of the Civil War. He was a proud 52 year member of the North-South Skirmish Association and 19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Hoosier Blue & Gray Civil War Round Table, and 50 year member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. He spent many a weekend in full Civil War uniform either shooting authentic weaponry with his buddies in the 19th Indiana or teaching others about the Civil War. He was also a weekly volunteer at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum, volunteering thousands of hours to restore historic planes, including the Memphis Belle.
Ernie loved to tell war stories (both his own and historical), a good joke (most too politically incorrect to repeat), a good cocktail (typically made and served by his grandchildren), animals, history, and seeing his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren at family gatherings. He will be missed.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Miller Ravinet; three daughters, Lisa Senesac (Michael) of Eaton, OH, Laure Walls (Stacy) of Richmond, IN, and Raquel Ravinet of Indianapolis, IN; five grandchildren, Raun Hampton (Josh) of Noblesville, IN, Steven Worch of Richmond, IN, Katie Stevens of Dallas, TX, Navy Petty Officer First Class Jon Worch, of San Diego, CA, and Navy Petty Officer Third Class Layne Fryman of Richmond, IN; and two great grandchildren, Boston and Baylor Hampton of Noblesville, IN. He is also survived by his sister, Raquel Scotten of Gainsville, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Alida Archer.
Family, friends, and neighbors of Ernie and his family are invited to a celebration of his life on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 from 5 – 8 pm at the Wayne County Historical Museum Community Room, 1150 North A Street, Richmond, IN. A short ceremony will be held at 5:30 pm followed by refreshments and informal sharing of memories and stories.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Boston Volunteer Fire Department, 102 Salem St., Boston, IN 47324, Help the Animals, 2101 W. Main St., Richmond, IN,, 2nd Chance Animal Rescue, 2905 US 35, Richmond, IN,, Wayne County Historical Museum, 1150 North A St., Richmond, IN,, Wish for Our Heroes, 4979 E. 216th St., Noblesville, IN 46062,, Wright Patterson Air Force Museum Restoration Division, 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433, Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home is handling arrangements, condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Tena E. Weston
Richmond, IN - Tena E. Weston, age 90, of Richmond, died Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Reid Hospital surrounded by her family.
Born June 12, 1925, in Chazy, New York, to Frank and Emora Baker River, Tena had lived in Richmond since 1984. She was a member of St. Paul’s Nazarene Church. Tena loved the Lord, life, bingo, and the Cincinnati Reds. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include her daughters, Janice York of Cambridge City, Indiana, Mary (Dave) Gurley of Vevay, Indiana, and Virginia (Gary) Weilenman of Cambridge City, Indiana; sons, Joseph Weston of Richmond, Jasper (Rhonda) Weston of Richmond, and Norman Weston of Kentucky; 28 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; three sisters; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Buddy Weston; grandson, Wade Weston; four siblings; daughter-in-law, Shirley Weston; and son-in-law, Thomas York.
Visitation for Tena E. Weston will be from 12 to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor David Eales officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at
Neva Arvela Myers Burns
Troy, OH - Neva Arvela Myers Burns, age 102, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2015, surrounded by loving family at her current residence in Troy, Ohio, where she lived with her son, Marvin Myers and daughter-in-law Ruth.
Born on June 25, 1913 in Cambridge City, IN to Arvel Paul and Essie Myers, she graduated from Cambridge City High School in 1931. Neva moved to Connersville in 1932 and resided there until 2009 when she moved to Troy, OH. Neva was married to Eldon C. Myers and later widowed from Glen V. Burns, both of Connersville. She was a wonderful mother to three sons, Paul deceased 2015, Ralph of Hudson, FL, and Marvin of Troy, OH, and was proud of her 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
In Connersville, she was a Cub Scout Leader for many years, an employee of St. Gabriel’s School for 20 years, active at the Senior Citizens Center in Connersville, an avid reader and gardener, and loved to play bingo and cards. She enjoyed trips to Florida to visit her son Ralph Myers and daughter-in-law Lucy. In her later years, she was cared for by her daughter-in-law, Marla Brown Myers, widow of Paul Myers. Her sister, Nancy Paul Rich, passed in 2015.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Monday July 6, 2015 at Miller Moster Robbins Funeral Home, 1704 N. Grand Ave., Connersville, IN 47331 followed by a Memorial service where friends and family are invited to share thoughts and memories of Neva.
Family and friends may call from 11 AM until 1 PM Monday at Miller Moster Robbins Funeral Home or anytime online at
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City, Indiana
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Connersville Senior Center, 477 N. Grand Ave., Connersville, IN 47331 and Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit St, Toledo, OH 43699.
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