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 PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 7, 2001

 

Marty L. Jones

Oct. 28, 1957 – Oct. 30, 2001

Marty L. Jones, 44, of Carthage, died Tuesday, October in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Pendleton. He was born in Rushville on October 28, 1957, a son of James C. and Dixie (Jackson) Jones.

Mr. Jones was a 1975 graduate of Knightstown High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He was employed by the Gaylor Group in Carmel for 12 years as the Corporate Safety Director. Jones was a member of the Associated Builders and Contractors and was a member of the Knightstown American Legion.

On June 29, 1991, he married Tishia Jackson, who survives. Other survivors include his father, James C. (Shank) Jones of Knightstown; his mother, Dixie Murray, Grays Lake, Ill.; a son, Bobby D. Brown, Carthage, a daughter, Rachel N. Brown of Carthage; three brothers, Jeff Jones of Greensboro, Brandon and Todd Jones of Knightstown; two sisters, Misty Jones of Grays Lake, Ill., and Stephanie Clayborn of New Castle and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Services were held Monday, November 5 at the Old Hoosier Gym Community Center in Knightstown with Rev. Leonard Dice officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery with the Knightstown American Legion conducting military graveside rites.

Visitation was Sunday, November 4 at the Todd Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the National Hepatitis Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

Gertrude P. Scovell

Mar. 13, 1899 – Nov. 2, 2001

Gertrude P. Scovell, 102, a lifelong resident of Knightstown, died Friday, November 2 at Regency Place in Greenfield. She was born March 13, 1899 in Knightstown, a daughter of the late Edward and Rosa (Rhodes) Jackson.

Mrs. Scovell was a 1917 graduate of Knightstown High School and she worked for the Indiana State Dept. of Revenue in Indianapolis for many years. She was a member of the Knightstown Christian Church and a charter member of Knightstown BPW.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty (husband Judge) Linch of Knightstown; two grandchildren, Jeffrey (wife Janet) Linch of Knightstown, and Karen (husband Charles) Vise of Knightstown; three great-grandchildren, Justin Linch, and Scott and Erich Moore; and one great-great-grandchild, Hagan Moore.

Services for Mrs. Scovell were held Tuesday, November 6 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel, Knightstown with Rev. Richard Thayer officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation was held Monday, November 5 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Knightstown Christian Church or the Knightstown Alumni Association with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

John E. Breece

Sept. 19, 1925 – Nov. 1, 2001

John E. (Shorty) Breece, 76, of Greenfield, died Thursday, November 1 at Hancock Memorial Hospital. He was born September 19, 1925, a son of John M. and Laura (Catt) Breece in Greenfield.

Mr. Breece was retired from Chrysler Corp. He was a member of the American Legion Post #119 in Greenfield and served in the Navy during World War II.

On December 30, 1961, he married Ada Breece, who survives. Other survivors include five sons, Edward Breece, Greenfield, Larry Breece, Wilkinson, Mike Breece, Greenfield, Jesse Carlin, Carthage, and Bud Passmore, Phoenix, Ariz.; three daughters, Laura Kay Breece, Greenfield, Becky Carroll, Wilkinson, and Joan Duffy, Indianapolis; one sister, Mildred Christie of Arlington; and 23 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

One daughter, one son, one brother and three sisters preceded him in death.

Services were held Monday, November 5 at Pasco Memorial Mortuary in Greenfield with burial in Curry’s Chapel Cemetery in Greenfield. Visitation was held Sunday, November 4 at the funeral home.

 

Jack William Loudenback

May 12, 1919 – Nov. 1, 2001

Jack William Loudenback, 82, of Inveress, Fla., died Thursday, November 1 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born Mary 12, 1919 in Knightstown, a son of Henry C. and Loma Estell Loudenback.

Mr. Loudenback was a World War II Army veteran.  He retired form Delco Remy in 1976 after 31 years of employment. He moved to Middletown in 1941 and retired in Florida in 1978. HE was a member of the UAW and a 50 year member of Masonic Lodge 271 where he was master in 1947. He was a member of the OES and Past Worthy Patron.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Maxine Cronk; three sons, Max of Ft. Myers, Fla., Leland of Temecula, Calif., and Thad of Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, November 6 at Miller Cemetery with Rev. Gerald Burnett officiating. Visitation was Monday, November 5 at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, Middletown Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Middletown EMS, Box 1, Middletown, IN 47356.

 

Ruth A. Gross

Dec. 4, 1916 – Nov. 5, 2001

Former Knightstown resident, Ruth A. Gross, 84, of Cambridge City, died Monday, November 5 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. She was born in Boone County on December 4, 1916, a daughter of the late Ivan and Oma (Dulin) Shoemaker.

On October 19, 1935, she married Arthur D. Gross who preceded her in death on July 13, 1978. She was a homemaker and a member of the Knightstown Nazarene Church, Greenfield American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, Eagles and the WAR Mothers of Greenfield.

Survivors include one son, Dory (wife Jerri) Gross, Bentonville; two daughters, Phyllis (husband James William) Car-field, Vevay, and Donna Kay (husband Billy) Strange, Kansas; one brother, Dora C. Shoemaker, Lebanon; 24 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, one brother and one sister.

Services for Mrs. Gross will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 9 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Rev. Randy Gross, Rev. Danny Strange and Rev. Billy Strange officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home on Thursday, November 8.

 

Eva Martha Livesay

Sept. 10, 1905 – Nov. 2, 2001

Eva Martha Livesay, 86, of Shirley, died Friday, November 2 at St. John’s Medical Center in Anderson following a brief illness. She was born September 10, 1905 in Sneedville, Tenn., a daughter of the late James and Emily Burchett Cantwell.

Mrs. Livesay moved to Shirley in 1997 from Tennessee. She attended Kingston Ave. Baptist Church in Anderson.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Livesay of Middletown; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Pearl Purkey of Morristown, Tenn., Hazel Trent of Kingsport, Tenn., Millie (husband Elmer) Green of Morristown, Tenn., Ibbie Maxey of Sneedville, Tenn., and Jewel Green of Morristown, Tenn.; one brother, Jeff (wife Myrtle) Cantwell of Sneedville, Tenn. and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fayette; a daughter, Irene; and two sons, A.J. and Clyde.

Services were held at Briar Creek Baptist Church in Sneedville, Tenn. Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, Middletown Chapel was in charge of local arrangements.

 

 PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 14, 2001

 

Sharon Lynn Brenan

Jan. 10, 1935 – Nov. 8, 2001

Sharon Lynn Brenan, 66, a resident of Knightstown, died Thursday, November 8 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield following a brief illness. She was born January 10, 1935 in Kansas City, Mo., a daughter of the late Carl and Veda (Qualls) Spencer.

Sharon was a beloved mother and grandmother who was active in the community. She will be sadly missed by the lives she touched, most recently in her work with her daughter in the daycare business.

Survivors include a son, Michael Brenan of Columbia, S.C.; three daughters, Lorri Justice, Hamilton, Ohio, Janine Tague and Dana True, both of Knightstown; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Hartman of Independence, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Bud O’Neil and Richard Spencer preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held Saturday, November 10 at Knightstown Friends Church with Curt Shaw officiating. Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson handled arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Knightstown Library, 5 E. Main St., Knightstown, IN 46148.

 

Barbara Jo Roberts

Sept. 30, 1939 – Nov. 7, 2001

Barbara Jo (McManigell) Roberts, 62, of Charlottesville, died Wednesday, November 7 at her home after an extended illness. She was born September 30, 1939 in Anderson, a daughter of the late Frank and Ruth (Boling) McManigell.

Mrs. Roberts was a 1957 graduate of Anderson High School. She had worked at Eastern Hancock High School in the cafeteria and most recently at Hancock Memorial Hospital as a cashier.

Survivors include her husband, George Roberts, who she married December 8, 1957; two daughters, Robin Roberts of Carthage and JoAnn (husband Chris) Clark of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Leanna (husband Robin) Lowry of New Castle and Sam Roberts of Carthage; one great-granddaughter, Madalyn Jo Lowry of New Castle; one brother, Bill McManigell of Alexandria; four sisters, Jane Hoover and Shirley Rhinehart, both of Anderson, June Kellogg of Galion, Ohio and Jean Smith of St. Louis, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Jo Lowry; sisters, Marjorie Leahy, Virginia McKinley and Sandra McManigell; and brothers, Frank, Francis, Kenneth and Donald McManigell.

Memorial services were held Saturday, November 10 at the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Fred Powers officiating. Visitation was on Friday, November 9.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hancock Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit, 801 N. State St., Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

Ralph E. Stover

Nov. 24, 1922 – Nov. 9, 2001

Ralph E. Stove, 78, of Spiceland, died Friday, November 9 at the Henry County Memorial Hospital in New Castle after a short illness. Ralph was born November 24, 1922 in rural New Lisbon, a son of the late Harry R. and Irene Cordell Stover.

Ralph graduated from the New Lisbon High School in 1941 and was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. He had made his home in Spiceland for the past 53 years. He retired from Ingersoll/Avesta Steel in New Castle in 1981 after 34 years of service. Also he was a member of Liberty Baptist Church at Dunreith. Mr. Stover enjoyed camping and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Dorothy L. Schweikhardt Stover whom he married December 21, 1943 in New Castle; on son, Kenneth D. (wife Jan) Stover of Spiceland; one daughter, Virginia K. Adams of New Castle; four grandchildren, Gene and Virginia Adams and Julia M. and Katie J. Stover; two sisters, Ruth Oler of Maxton, N.C. and Helen Miller of Hagerstown; one brother, Paul Stover of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel with the Revs. Leonard and Tim Dice officiating. Burial will follow in the Circle Grove Cemetery at Spiceland.

Visitation was Tuesday, November 13 at the funeral home.

 

 PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 21, 2001

 

Delores Felker Jones

Feb. 19, 1925 – Nov. 18, 2001

Delores “Dee” Felker Jones, 76, of Knightstown, died Sunday, November 18 at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove. She was born February 19, 1925, a daughter of the late Harold and Minnie (Nelson) Felker.

Mrs. Jones attended Rockford College in Rockford, Ill. and had worked as an office manager for Dr. Gatmaitan in Knightstown prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Tri Kappa Sorority Associate Chapter, Eastern Star, Knightstown Historical Society, Shakespeare Club, Knightstown American Legion Auxiliary, and had been a member of the Knightstown Zoning Board.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Rulo Jones on June 15, 1988.

Surviving are one son, Tim (wife Genea) Jones of Fountaintown; one daughter, Tena Jones of Knightstown; four grandsons, Joshua Jones, Jacob, Jessup and Nathan Harris; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Rev. David Bremer officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation was Tuesday, November 20 at the funeral home.

 

John J. Wisehart

March 2, 1939 – Nov. 17, 2001

John J. Wisehart, 62, a resident of rural Shirley, died Saturday, November 17 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born March 2, 1939 in Hancock County, the son of the late Chester and Elizabeth Wisehart.

Mr. Wisehart was employed by GasAmerica as a service technician since 1984. He had sold Moormans Feed and was a former self-employed plumbing, heating and electrical contractor. He was a member of the Shirley Masonic Lodge #531.

He is survived by two sons, Jay Wisehart of Champaign, Ill., and Mark Wisehart of Greenfield; one daughter, Sally Wisehart of New Castle; two sisters, Kaleda Goudy of Shirley, and Cathy Mukes of New Castle; 6 grandchildren; a companion, Pam Townsend of Muncie; and one nephew and two nieces.

Wisehart was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

Services will be held today (Wednesday) at the Condo & Son Funeral Home with rev. Kurt Stone officiating. Burial will follow in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, November 20.

 

Donald A. Hutson

Aug. 22, 1961 – Nov. 15, 2001

Donald A. Hutson, 40, of Indianapolis, died Thursday, November 15 at Community North Hospital. He was born August 22, 1961 in Memphis, Tenn., a son of Gilbert and Patricia (Stoots) Hutson of Knightstown.

He was a 1980 Knightstown High School graduate and worked as a computer specialist at Ft. Harrison Finance Center in Indianapolis since 1989. He was married to Shirley (Altizer) Hutson on December 10, 1999.

Survivors include his wife Shirley; his parents, Gib and Patty; two brothers, Chuck Hutson of Knightstown and Richard Hutson of Greenfield; one stepson, Eddie Worrell of Ft. Wayne; two stepdaughters, Debbie and Sheila Worrell, both of Indianapolis; and his grandmother, Rhea Hutson of Greenfield.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held 2 p.m. Sunday, November 18 at Pasco Memorial mortuary in Greenfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Taylor Hood

Oct. 30, 2001 – Nov. 13, 2001

Taylor Hood, 2-week-old son of Michelle Hood and Kevin Rhodes of Knightstown, died Tuesday, November 13 at Riley Hospital. He was born October 30 in Indianapolis.

Survivors besides his mother and father are one brother, David Jackson of Knightstown; one sister, Hannah Rhodes of Knightstown; maternal grandmother, Thelma Lipp, Knightstown; paternal grandmother, Janet Rhodes of Knightstown; maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Cross of Knightstown; and paternal great-grandfather, Earcle Rhodes of Knightstown.

Services were held Friday, November 16 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel with the Rev. Randy Sidwell officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Richard Eugene Miller

Dec. 8, 1927 – Nov. 18, 2001

Richard Eugene Miller, 73, of Knightstown, died Sunday, November 18 at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis. He was born December 8, 1927 in Rush County, a son of the late Claude and Dortha (Hopkins) Miller.

Mr. Miller was a graduate of Carthage High School and was a veteran of the Korean War. Prior to retirement, he was employed as the service manager for Goodwin Dodge. He was a member of the Knightstown Methodist Church and the Knightstown American Legion.

Surviving are two sons, Mark Miller of Chicago, Ill. and David Miller of Carthage; four daughters, Judy Roberts of Indianapolis, Lori Bright, Muncie, Traci Atkins of Mays, and Becky White of Rushville; one sister, Marcella Freeman, Greenfield; 15 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and several and nephews.

Services for Mr. Miller will be held today (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel with Rev. Shirley Lukens officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Knightstown American Legion.

Visitation was held Tuesday, November 20 at the funeral home.

 

William Jordan

April 6, 1943 – Nov. 17, 2001

William “Uncle Bill” Jordan, 58, a resident of Shirley, died Saturday, November 17 in Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. He was born April 6, 1943, a son of the late Glen and Letha (Hedrick) Jordan.

Mr. Jordan was a member of the New Castle Fraternal Order of Eagles #933 and the Knightstown American Legion #152.

Survivors include four brothers, Glen Jordan of Wilkinson, Robert Jordan of Shirley, James Jordan of Knightstown and Charles Jordan of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Sue Ray of Carthage; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathy Porter and Patricia Ray; and two brothers, Arthur Jordan and Max Jordan.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, November 20 at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown with Pastor Dillard Cole officiating. There will be no calling hours. Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson handled arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 9410 Priority Way, West Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

 

Richard A. Demaree

Dec. 15, 1933 – Nov. 16, 2001

Richard A. Demaree, 67, a resident of Shirley, died at his residence on Friday, November 16 following an extended illness.

He was born December 15, 1933 in Indianapolis, the son of the late James and Evelyn (Dilahay) Demaree.  Mr. Demaree was a lifelong roofer and an avid fisherman.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Marilyn Demaree; one son, Bo Demaree of Nashville, Tenn.; one daughter, Joyce Tiger of Portland, Tenn.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Saturday, November 24 at 102 White Oaks Drive in Greenfield. Condo & Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

 

Ralph T. Wilt Sr.

March 16, 1931 – Nov. 18, 2001

Ralph T. Wilt Sr., 70, a resident of Apalachicola, Fla. and formerly of Shirley, died Sunday, November 18 after an extended illness. He was born March 16, 1931 in Shirley, a son of the late Albert and Wanetta (McCubbins) Wilt.

Mr. Wilt was a retired machinist form Delco Remy of Anderson. He was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Apalachicola, the Masonic Lodge in Apalachicola, and the National Inventors Association.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Virginia (Marshall) Wilt of Apalachicola; four daughters, Margaret (husband Burl) Philyaw of Canton, N.C., Thelma (husband Mark) Lamaster of Noblesville, Alice Coomer of Shirley, Mary Jane (husband Kevin) Green of Munster; two sons, Ralph (wife Lori) Wilt, Jr. of Charlottesville, and Albert (wife Mary) Wilt of New Castle; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Wilt of Clearwater, Fla. and Albert Wilt of Seattle, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Omar Deen officiating. Burial will be in McCray Cemetery.

Visitation was Tuesday, November 20 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lodge 1795 West 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260.

 

Thomas William McKee

June 15, 1941 – Nov. 15, 2001

Thomas William McKee Sr., 60, of Connersville, died Thursday, November 15 at his residence after a brief illness. He was born June 15, 1941 in Bentonville, a son of the late William G. “Bill” and Hazel Alford McKee.

Tom lived in the Connersville area all his life and attended Bentonville School. He was employed at Golay Chore Boy of Cambridge City and was a member of the Dublin Community Club.

He is survived by three sons, Thomas W. McKee Jr., Tony Taylor and Jeff Taylor, all of Connersville; one daughter, Becky Pickett of Dublin; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Edward J. McKee and Wayne McKee, both of Bentonville; one sister, Delita G. (husband Jim) Craig of Knightstown; and aunts and uncles.

Services were held Tuesday, November 20 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Dublin with Rev. Ira Sult officiating. Burial was in Bentonville Cemetery.

Visitation was Monday, November 19 and prior to the services at the funeral home.

 

Raymond N. Protsman

Oct. 3, 1913 – Nov. 15, 2001

Raymond N. Protsman, 88, of Dublin, died Thursday, November 15 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in New Castle after a three-year illness.

A lifelong member of the Dublin community, Raymond was born here on October 3, 1913, a son of the late William O. and Glenna Needham Protsman. He graduated from Straughn High School in 1931. He worked as a carpenter and was a charter member of the Gospel Mission Church at Dublin.

Survivors include his son, Larry (wife Donna) Protsman of Straughn; two grandchildren, Lori Protsman of Carmel, and Chris (wife Angel) Protsman of Spiceland; two great-granddaughters, Kayla and Paige Protsman; a niece and several nephews.

He was preceded in death by Violet Mae Day Protsman on July 27, 1985; one brother, Russell Protsman and one sister, Martha Harris Clugston.

Services were held Monday, November 19 at the Gospel Mission Church in Dublin with Rev. Paul Isch officiating. Burial was in South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin.

Visitation was Sunday, November 18 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Dublin.

 

George S. Collyer

Nov. 29, 1906 – Nov. 13, 2001

Memorial services for George S. Collyer, 95, of Bloomington, were will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 24 in First Presbyterian Church in Bloomington, and at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 1at in First Presbyterian Church, Ft. Wayne. He died Tuesday, November 13 in Bloomington.

Following graduation from Butler University, Collyer taught social studies at Knightstown High School and coached basketball and other sports. Collyer, formerly of Indianapolis, was a history teacher for 33 years for South Side High School in Ft. Wayne, retiring in 1971. A coach, he led the football team to two city championships and his track teams produced a number of state champions.

 He received a bachelor’s degree from Butler University and a master’s degree from Indiana University. He was a member and past president of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Survivors include his wife, Esther Ritz Collyer; and a son George Stanley Collyer Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Bloomington Hospital, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402, or the First Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, or First Presbyterian Church in Ft. Wayne.

 

 PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 28, 2001

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