Obituaries Western Wayne News, October 11, 2016    
Thomas August Kohnle
Winchester, KY – Thomas August Kohnle, age 86, of Winchester, Kentucky, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
He was born on July 12, 1930, in Richmond, Indiana, to the late Bernard William Kohnle and Harriett Thomas Kohnle. Tom served in the U.S. Air Force from 1948 to 1952 in active duty in Germany. He retired from Delta Natural Gas after 35 years of working as Vice President Controller. Tom enjoyed playing golf. He was a charter member and was still active at our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lexington, Kentucky.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Gail Sudhoff Kohnle; children, Jeff (Julie) Kohnle, Karen (Stuart) Winburn, and Janis (John) Allen; grandchildren, Zack Allen, Andrew Allen, and Justin Allen; sister, Dorothy DeGuira of Cambridge City, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Bernice Mae McNally.
Visitation for Thomas August Kohnle will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2016, at Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street, Winchester, Kentucky. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2255 Eastland Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky. Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Earlham Cemetery, 1101 National Road West, Richmond. Local arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, Richmond.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2255 Eastland Parkway, Lexington, KY 40505 or Hospice East of Winchester, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY 40391.
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Sylvia J. Ravencraft
Cambridge City, IN Sylvia J. Ravencraft, 91, of Cambridge City, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Ambassador Health Care in Centerville, IN. she was born on September 5, 1925 in Brownsville, IN to Joseph and Clara (Davis) Feller.
She was a 1943 graduate of Milton High School and was a member of Milton Christian Church. Sylvia worked at Jenkins Hall, vita Fair Pharmacy & then retired from Knollenberg's after 25 years.
She is survived by daughters, Brenda (Ron) Chandler of Cambridge City and Suzanne (Darrell) Maines of Connersville; granddaughters, Laura (Lance) Waskom of Greenwood and Lisa (Brent) Holverson of Indianapolis; great granddaughters, Brooke, Paige and Kayley Waskom and Sierra and Sage Holverson; a sister, Barbara Ravencraft; nieces, nephews and other extended family.
In addition to her parents, Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Ravencraft in 2004; a daughter Beverly Ann Ravencraft; her brother Warren Feller; a great granddaughter, Brianna Marie Waskom and a favorite nephew, Ken Feller.
There will be no public calling for Sylvia. Her funeral service will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 10:00 am at Glen Haven Cemetery in Boston, Indiana.
In leiu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fayette Central School (Harrisburg, Indiana), Milton Christian Church or any charity of your choice.
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Judith Anne Bertsch
Connersville, IN - Judith Anne Bertsch, 76, of Connersville passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at her residence.
She was born on November 6, 1939 in Phoenix, AZ to Robert and Estelle Poston Hormel and had lived most of her life in the Connersville area. She was a 1957 graduate of Lincoln High School. She was a member of Zion’s Lutheran Church in Pershing. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star in New Castle and loved caring for her family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren
Survivors include her husband of 58 years William “Bill” Bertsch; sons, Rodney (Janie) Bertsch and Bobby (Trena) Bertsch: 3 grandchildren, Tiffany (Jake) Combs, Blake Bertsch and Keri Horst; 3 great-grandchildren, Edward, Jasper and Milly.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Carol Sue Hormel; 2 brothers Richard and Thomas Hormel.
Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 11:00 am until start of service at 1:00 pm with Rev. Jerry Mielke officiating. Burial will follow in Zion’s Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion’s Lutheran Church or Bentonville Fire Department.
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Bruce E. Johnson
Cambridge City, IN - Bruce E. Johnson, 76, of Cambridge City passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, IN.
He was born on December 7, 1939 in Stillwater, MN to Carl L. and Edna H. (Schmidt) Johnson.
Bruce graduated in 1957 from Stillwater High School and entered service in 1959. He retired in 1979 from the U.S. Air Force at Ellsworth AFB near Rapid City, SD as a Master Sergeant. He later worked as the B-1B Bomber Training Systems Site Manager for Rockwell Collins, Inc. until he retired in May, 2006. He and his wife Mary then moved to Cambridge City, where he operated Ellis Computer Consulting. He was past-president of Cambridge City Evening Kiwanis and past Lt. Governor for the Rose Division of Indiana Kiwanis International. He was on the board of directors for PCCU and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. He was a lifelong mentor and had a passion for model railroading. Family and community were of utmost importance to him.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Mary M. (Geary) Johnson, whom he married on November 19, 1977; children, Deborah L. Shurtleff, Carl H. (Michelle Turner) Johnson and Renee A. Judy; 7 grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Jacob, Daniel, Joshua, Jackie, Justin and Hannah; 2 great-grandchildren, Jackson and Madalyn: 1 sister, Janice (Robert) Robinson; 2 brothers, David (Carol) Johnson and Gary (Sandy) Johnson; and nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Ansley Grace Barrett.
Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. A mass of christian burial will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 6 2016 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Cambridge City with Fr. John Hall officiating.
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Betty J. Gilbert
Betty J. Gilbert, 92, of Cambridge City passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Reid Health in Richmond.
She was born on January 5, 1924 in Tarkio, MO to Carl and Celia Haynes Nichols.
After graduation from New Castle High School Betty worked for 34 years in Human Resources and Accounting at Meg Corporation and was a volunteer for 25 years in Human Resources at Reid Hospital. She avidly enjoyed sewing, quilting and spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include 2 sons Jerry M. (Julia) Gilbert and James J. (Lisa) Gilbert; 4 grandchildren; Corey (Jodi Reeder) Gilbert, Jill (Robert) Payne, Derika (Ryan) Wampler and Matthew (Lindsay) Gilbert; 8 great-grandchildren; sister Vivian Hoff; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Donald L. “Punk” Gilbert; her parents; and 4 siblings.
Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. Private graveside services will be at the convenience of the family and conducted by Danny Barry.
Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
Phillip A. Mullen
Richmond, IN - Phillip A. Mullen, 79, of Richmond passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at his residence.
He was born on June 14, 1937 in Cambridge City to Floyd and Frances Alford Mullen.
After his father passed away he was raised by his mom and step-father Charles Patrick
After attending Lincoln High School he served 3 enlistments in the USMC and retired after 19 years. After service he was employed in production at Miller Dairy in Cambridge City. He was a former member of Marine Corp League, AmVets, American Legion Post 65 in Richmond and the VFW,
Survivors include his wife of 59 years Dorothea L. (Moffitt) Mullen; daughters Diana Clay, Cindy (Mike) Smith, Kim (Eddie) Carlton and Barbara (Kevin) Kimminau; sons Michael (Carlene) Mullen and John (Lisa) Mullen; 20 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 1 great-greatgrandson.
He was preceded in death by 2 sons Sean E. and Phillip A. Mullen II; his parents; and seven siblings.
Friends may gather on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 11:00am until start of services at 1:00pm at Waskom Captiol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with Father John Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City where there will be military graveside services.
Rev. Paul S. Hopwood
Kilmarmock, VA - Rev. Paul S. Hopwood, 86, of Kilmarnock, Virginia passed away September 27, 2016. He was born October 30, 1929 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late John and Lucille (DeCamp) Hopwood. He is survived by his wife, Jane; his daughters, Sara and husband, Phil Edwards of Fortville, Indiana, Mary and husband, Dave Peterson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Martha and husband, Kevin King of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina; and by his son, Ruben and wife, Melanie Hopwood of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is also survived by his stepdaughters, Sarah and husband,Craig Kuhn of Glens Falls, New York, Anna Quirk and husband Barry Hofman of Scottsville, Virginia, and a stepson, Mike and wife, Jeannine Quirk of Syracuse, New York; 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and by his sisters, Francis and husband, Leopal Day of Overland Park, Kansas, Jean Webber of Indianapolis, Indiana, Shirley and husband, Jack Walling of Lathrop, Missouri, and Virginia Elder of Olathe, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Philip Andrew Hopwood and by two brothers and three sisters. Rev. Hopwood was a pastor in the Presbyterian Church for 40 years, serving various congregations in Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Arkansas and New York. Most recently he was a member of Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church in Weems, Virginia where he was a faithful member of the Men's Bible Study Group, taught Sunday School as needed and supported the workof the church in its care for those in need. He served in the United States Navy and was a World War II veteran. A memorial service was held 2:00 p. m. Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church, Weems, Va. The family requests that anyone wishing to make a donation please send it to the Benevolence Fund at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 18, Weems,
VA 22576.
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