Banner Obituaries - January 2002
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PUBLISHED JANUARY 2, 2002
Sept. 21, 1931 – Dec. 18, 2001
Services were held Saturday, December 22 for Lillian Borror, 70, of Knightstown. Mrs. Borror died unexpectedly at her residence on Tuesday, December 18.
She was born September 21, 1931 in Richland, Georgia, a daughter of the late Clarence and Mary (Riles) White. On August 1, 1953, she married Robert Borror, who survives.
Mrs. Borror retired form First National Bank in Knightstown where she was employed as a bank teller. She attended Bethel Presbyterian Church in Knightstown and was a member of the Knightstown American Legion Auxiliary and the Psi Iotes Sorority.
Survivors besides her husband include one son, Robert (wife Donna) Borror of New Castle; two daughters, Kathy (husband Luther) Taylor of Pensacola, Fla., and Jenny (husband Tom) Smith of Carthage; two brothers, James White of Roseville, Calif. And Leonard White of Richland, Ga.; six grandchildren, Lori (Taylor) Kizziah, Tiffany (Taylor) Woodward, Jarrod Borror, Lindsey Borror, Abby Borror and Tommy Smith.
She was preceded in death by two sons and a brother.
Rev. James Mullen officiated at the services on Saturday at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday, December 21 at the funeral home.
May 4, 1931 – Dec. 22, 2001
Memorial services were held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 27 for former Knightstown resident, Richard “Dick” Firestone at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. Mr. Firestone of Carrollton, Ky. died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 22 at the Carroll County Hospital in Carrollton
He was born May 4, 1931 in Mishawaka, a son of the late Wilbur Freeman and Emma (Seggerman) Firestone.
Mr. Firestone was a retired auditor for the Indiana State Grain Commission Department. He was a former manager and current member of the City of Carrollton Main Street Program, served as a member of the City of Carrollton Board of Adjustments, was a former Boy Scout leader and also served as the first president of the Historic Knightstown Historical Society. Firestone served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Firestone of Carrollton; two sons, Gregory Freeman Firestone of Louisville, Ky., and Jeffrey E. Firestone of Mooresville, N.C.; one sister, Doris Nicodemus of Mishawaka; two brothers, Gene Firestone of Osceola, and Robert Firestone, North Liberty; and four grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Carroll County Public Library or Port William Historical Society in care of the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home at 809 Highland Ave., Carrollton, KY. 41008.
Anyone wishing to send a message to Norma, her address is 713 Highland Ave., Carrollton, KY 41008-1035.
Verdis Lee Sandlin, 88, a resident of Knightstown, died Thursday, December 27 at Hickory Creek in New Castle after an extended illness. She was born October 14, 1913 in Rowan County, Ky., a daughter of the late John Anderson and Delpha Jane (Whisman) Riley.
A homemaker, Mrs. Sandlin had done civil work during World War II and had also worked in a canning factory. A Henry County resident since 1927, she was a member of the Knightstown Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include two daughters, Geneva (husband Robert) Galyen of New Castle and Jeri (husband John) Springman of Carthage; seven grandchildren, Carolyn Sue Barnett, Robert Galyen, Jr., Jeffrey Galyen, Teresa Dulin, Tina Drew, John Springman, Jr. and Deborah Springman; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 71, John Sandlin on September 25, 2001; four sisters and two brothers.
Services were held Saturday, December 29 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Rev. Gene Bennett officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Mary Okall Bates, 92, of Knightstown, died Tuesday, December 25 at the Luann Nursing Home in Nappanee. She was born November 17, 1909 in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Lilburn and Della (Reed) Wyatt. Mrs. Bates retired from Western Electric in Indianapolis.
Survivors include two daughters, Joy L. Harrold of Knightstown, and Betty J. Anglemeyer of Nappanee; three brothers, Bill Wyatt, Caley Wyatt and Forrest
Wyatt, all of Knightstown; two sisters, Marie Smith of Carthage, and Atha Lee
Fredrickson of Philomath, Ore.; seven grandchildren and seven
She was preceded in death by her husband John M. Goble and seven brothers and
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 29 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown. There will be no public visitation. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery.
Memorials in memory of Mrs. Bates may be made to the Henry County Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Charles W. Pruitt, Jr. of Carthage, died at his residence Sunday, December 23.
Mr. Pruitt had worked in the maintenance department for the Wonder Bread Co. in
Indianapolis for the past three years.
Survivors include his wife, Holly (Harris) Pruitt; one daughter, Kayla Renee Pruitt; his mother and stepfather Roberta and Jessie Kerns; and three sisters, Deborah Borden, Denise Ettinger and Kim McGowan.
Services were held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 27 at Flanner & Buchanan
Washington Park East Funeral Center. Visitation was on Thursday prior to the
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Lloyd Hunsinger, 91, of New Castle, died Monday, December 24 at The Waters of New Castle following an extended illness. He was born December 22, 1910 in Rush County, a son of the late Jacob and Alta (Ailes) Hunsinger.
Mr. Hunsinger was a graduate Mays High School and a resident of Mays most of his life. He had been employed at Rex Manufacturing in Connersville. He was a member of the Raleigh Christian Church. He had lived at Flat Rock Rivers Lodge in Rushville prior to moving to Oakwood in 1997.
He is survived by special friends, Larry and Cindy Rivers of New Castle.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lelia Alltto and a brother, Porter Hunsinger.
Graveside services were held Friday, December 28 at East Hill Cemetery near Rushville with Rev. Charles McDonald officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Billy Graham Crusade. Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Aug. 8, 1905 – Dec. 27, 2001
Constantine “Connie” Bradbury, 96, of Gainesville, Fla., died Thursday, December 27 at the Oakes Nursing Home in Gainesville where she had lived since February of 2000. She was born August 8, 1905 in Franklin Township of Henry County, a daughter of the late Ernest L. and Alnetta Black Ward.
A longtime resident of the Lewisville community, she moved to Florida in 1996. She was a member of the Lewisville Presbyterian Church and the Lewisville Presbyterian Womans Association. Connie graduated from Lewisville High School with the class of 1924. She had worked at Fowlers Grocery Store in Lewisville prior to going to work for Indiana Rayon in Greenfield as a sewing machine operator.
Survivors include one daughter, Doris (husband Keith) Longfellow of Gainesville, Fla.; two grandsons, Steve Longfellow of Birmingham, Ala., and John Longfellow of Gainesville, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Shannon and Joshua Longfellow of Birmingham, Ala.; and one sister, Dorothy McKinsey of Rye, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred Bradbury who died in 1976; a daughter, Rosalie Bradbury; a son, Jim; and two sisters, Colleen Martin and Madelyn Felkins.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 31 at
the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel with the Revs. Linda
Philabaun and Arthur Whitaker officiating. Burial was in the Circle Grove
Cemetery in Spiceland.
Visitation was held Sunday, December 30 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewisville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 186, Lewisville, IN 47352.
May 10, 1926 – Dec. 24, 2001
W. Lawrence Brock, 75, of Indianapolis, died Monday, December 24 at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis. He was born May 10, 1926 in Cumberland, Md., a son of the late Rev. Walter B. and Mable Louise (Chapin) Brock.
Mr. Brock served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He had been employed by Naval Avionics as a physicist and engineer prior to his retirement and had worked on engineering instruments for research in color vision. Brock was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church and was a board member of Life Effective Training, both in Indianapolis.
On September 7, 1963, he married Lucille Sitler, who survives. Other survivors in include one daughter, Margaret R. Brock of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Richard Brock, N.J.; and two sisters, Marian (Brock) See, Baltimore, Md. And Edith Brock, Mountain Lake Park, Md.
Services were held Friday, December 28 at the Bethel Presbyterian Church in Knightstown with Rev. Alan McCraine, Dr. Raymond Bowden and Chris Sitler officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery.
Visitation was held Thursday, December 27 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Bethel Presbyterian Church in Knightstown or the Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis with envelopes available at the funeral home.
PUBLISHED JANUARY 9, 2002
Rose E. Cox, 61, of Knightstown, died Saturday, January 5 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. She was born April 3, 1940 in Bloomington, a daughter of the late John W. and Zeffie Opal (Collier) Frye.
On April 5, 1958, she married William R. Cox, Sr., who survives. Mrs. Cox was a self-employed Day Care provider. She was a member of the Knightstown Friends Church, the Knightstown B.P.W. and the American Legion Auxiliary in Knightstown. Rose was also a former B.P.W. “Woman of the Year”.
Survivors besides her husband are: one son, William R. (wife Lisa) Cox, Jr. of Knightstown; one daughter, Debbie L. (husband, Jeff) Wilkerson of Knightstown; one brother, Larry Frye of Bloomington; two sisters, Lillie Robertson, Bloomington, and Vickie (husband, Michael) Kebbs of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Trista and Taylor Cox and Ashlee Wilkerson, all of Knightstown, and several nieces and nephews.
Two brothers preceded her in death.
Services for Mrs. Cox will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 9 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Rev. Mark Tabb and Rev. Chris Sitler officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery at Knightstown.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 8 at the Todd Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.
James L. Feaster, 73, a resident of North Vernon and former resident of Shirley, died Monday, December 31, 2001 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born January 29, 1928 in New Castle, a son of Henry N. and Gertrude E. Mullin Feaster.
Mr. Feaster resided in Henry and Hancock counties before moving to North Vernon in 1996. He served an enlistment with the U.S. Army and was stationed in Italy. He also served an enlistment with the U.S. Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Yosemite A.D. 19. Feaster was a member of the Indiana National Guard and a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Moose Lodge #987 in Greenfield. He retired from the Ford Motor Co. in Indianapolis October 2001 after 44 years of service. He was a member of Local $ 1111.
Feaster loved traveling and camping in South Dakota.
Survivors include his wife Kathryn Emerson Feaster whom he married July 7, 1951; one daughter, Pamela Coates, North Vernon; three sons, James L. (wife, Tina) Feaster Jr., North Vernon, John N. (wife, Sandy), Feaster, North Vernon, and Jeffrey S. (wife, Debra) Feaster, Franklin; one sister, Eleanor (husband, Kenneth) Bolden, Greensboro; 14 grandchildren; mother-in-law, Irene Cunningham, Knightstown; also several nieces and nephews.
His parents, one son Richard “Rick” Feaster in 1983, six brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Services were held Friday, January 4 at Macer-Hall Funeral Home in New Castle with Rev. Darrel Deck officiating. Burial was in West Lawn Addition, South Mound Cemetery. The VFW and American Legion conducted military rites.
Memorial can be made to Hospice of Jennings County, 63 East Walnut St., North Vernon, IN 47265.
Chlorice Calvin “Joe” Gourley, 88, of Keystone Woods in Anderson, died Tuesday, January 1 at his residence. He was born June 23, 1913 in Franklin, a son of the late George and Minnie Griswalt Gourley.
Gourley was a utility man at Guide Lamp Div. of General Motors, retiring September 30, 1971 after more than 38 years of service. Joe attended Anderson High School and was discharged from the National Guard.
Following retirement, he and his wife moved to Ruskin and Brooksville, Fla. for 25 years, returned to Anderson in 1999, and was presently a member of Park Place Church of God.
On August 1, 1947 at the home of the bride’s parents in Shirley, he married Sophia Mae Davisson Gourley, who survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Rebecca Jo “Becky” (husband, David) Helvey of Anderson; two granddaughters, four grandsons, three great-grandchildren, a brother-in-law, cousins and several nieces and nephews.
Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Donald Joe Gourley.
Services were held Saturday, January 5 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Estell Chapel in Shirley with Rev. William Abresch officiating. Burial was in the Harlan Cemetery.
Visitation was Friday, January 4 at the funeral home.
PUBLISHED JANUARY 16, 2002
Harry Stanley Overman, 79, a resident of Knightstown, died Thursday, January 10 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born February 26, 1922 in Maple Valley, a son of the late Ralph Overman and Ruby (Lewis) Poole.
Mr. Overman is a retired Lt. Colonel for the U.S. Air Force, president of Overman Plumbing, Heating and Electric, Inc. of Knightstown and a founding partner of New Castle Homes. He served as a flight instructor during WW II and as Aircraft Commander in Korea, the Congo, Lebanon, Dominican Republic, Vietnam and during the Cuban missile crisis before retiring with 28 years of service for his country. He is a member of the Knightstown Masonic Lodge, Knightstown American Legion Post 152 and is past president of the Knightstown Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Irene (Middleton) Overman of Knightstown, two sons, Randall W. (wife Christine) Overman of Knightstown, and James S. (wife Martha) Overman of Rocklin, Calif.; one daughter, Linda L. Overman of Pawleys Island, S.C.; one sister, Barbara Hoover of Anderson; eight grandchildren, Bradley (wife Michelle) Overman of Knightstown, Daniel Overman of Knightstown, Patricia and Terrell Overman of Reno, Nev., Lorell (husband Jason) Duteil of Fort Collins, Colo., Scott (wife Ann) Johnson of Kings Mountain, S.C., and Brian and Keith Johnson of Charlotte, N.C.; two great-grandchildren; one niece and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his stepmother Peggy (Howe) Overman, a granddaughter Laura L. Johnson and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 14 at the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with the Knightstown American Legion conducting military graveside services at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.
Visitation was held Sunday, January 13 at the funeral home with Masonic Services conducted at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Kidney Foundation.
Jeannine K. Riley, 41, a resident of Warrington, died Thursday, January 10 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. She was born June 13, 1960 in Rushville, a daughter of Gene Kindler of Grayling, Mich. and Berdina (Eaton) Kindler of Knightstown.
She had worked at Pic N Save and Shirley Foods in Shirley, She was a past 4-H Club member in Henry County and was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Greenfield.
Surviving are her husband, Roby S. Riley of Warrington; two daughters, Amanda and Melissa Riley of Warrington; one sister, Elaine Noble of Knightstown; two brothers, Kris Kindler of Morristown, and Earl Kindler of Muncie; one stepbrother, George Leininger of Indianapolis; one stepsister, Kasey Kindler of Grayling, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 15 at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson. Burial was in McCray Cemetery.
Visitation was Monday, January 14 at the funeral home.
William G. “Bill” McNew, 80, formerly of Knightstown, died Thursday, January 10 at The Waters in New Castle. Mr. McNew was born October 16, 1921 in Knightstown, a son of the late Harry I. and Anna M. (Phelps) McNew.
Mr. McNew was a 1939 graduate of Knightstown High School and served in the U.S. Navy abroad the U.S.S. Lexington during WW II. He was employed by the Henry County Highway Dept. and retired from the Indiana State Highway Dept. On December 28, 1946, he married Evelyn Louise Clark who preceded him in death on December 7, 1998.
Survivors include one brother, Jack (wife Mel) McNew of Muncie; one sister, Kathleen J. Atkinson of Cumberland; special niece and caregiver, Patty Kay (husband Dwayne) Bever of Carthage; nine nieces and nephews, 15 great nieces and nephews; and three great-great-nieces and nephews.
Services for Mr. McNew were held Monday, January 14 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel, Knightstown.
Visitation was from noon until the 2 p.m. service on Monday. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown.
Langley Clay, 92, of Anderson and formerly of Carthage, died Thursday, January 10 at St. John’s Medical Center in Anderson. Mr. Clay was born October 10, 1909 in Jackson, Ky., a son of the late Elijah and Tressie (New) Clay.
Mr. Clay was a U.S. Army veteran serving his country during WW II. He was a factory worker employed by Delco Remy in Anderson, retiring October 1, 1974. He was also a member of the Raleigh Senior Citizens. Mr. Clay was preceded in death by his wife, the former Emily J. Arrowood on February 28, 1993.
Other survivors include two sons, Sam Henry (wife Janet) Clay of Deland, Fla. and James H. (wife Barbara) Clay of Ingalls; two daughters, Mildred M. (husband Charles) Albea of Anderson, and Pearl E. (husband Glenn) Denniston of Anderson; two sisters, Rose Strong of Kentucky, and Dora Clay of Illinois; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Services were held at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown on Tuesday, January 15 with Rev. John Hackney officiating.
Visitation was held prior to the service on Tuesday. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery with the Knightstown American Legion conducting military graveside rites.
Norman E. Brammer, 74, of Kansas City, Kans., died Sunday, January 6 at Providence Medical Center. Norman was born May 10, 1927, in Goff, Kans., a son of the late Earl and Lilly Brammer and had lived much of his life in the Kansas City area.
Norman was a 1945 graduate of Knightstown High School. He was the owner and founder of Brammer Custom Cabinets for 14 years and then was a maintenance engineer for the Central Park Towers for 15 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Stephens United Methodist Church and it Men’s Club, an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a member of VFW Post 1640.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Wanda D. Brammer; one son, Gary Brammer of Tonganoxie, Kans.; three daughters, Sheryl Benjamin, Kansas City, Kans., Nancy Phariss, Lawrence, Kans., and Sue LaPlante, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; one brother, John Brammer of Indianapolis; two sisters, Dorothy Smoot of Knightstown, and Helen Geren of Topeka, Kans.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held at the Porter Funeral Home in Kansas City Wednesday, January 9, with burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Kansas City.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Stephens United Methodist church.
Charles F. Disbro, 78, of New Castle, died unexpectedly Friday, January 11 at Henry County Memorial Hospital. HE was born January 27, 1923 in Connersville, a son of the late Steve and Margaret Disbro. Mr. Disbro was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, serving in WW II in Europe. He retired from Chrysler Corp. Electrical Plant in Indianapolis in 1985 after 31 years. He was a member of UAW Local #371, past commander of American Legion $137, past quartermaster of VFW #1282, where he was a life member and a past member of Moose Lodge. Disbro participated in military graveside rites with the VFW and American Legion honor guard. He loved NASCAR and Cincinnati Reds baseball.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Disbro whom he married November 2, 1999; two sons, Steve (wife Barbara) Disbro, and Terry (wife Rosemary) Disbro, both of New Castle; a granddaughter, Jennifer (husband Michael) Loveless of New Castle; two stepchildren, Tony Bovard and Teresa Grider, both of New Castle; step-granddaughter, Tina Poore; step-great-granddaughter, Jazmine Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Imogene Disbro, four brothers and two sisters. Services were held Tuesday, January 15 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with burial at Green Hills Memory Gardens. Military graveside rites were conducted by Veterans of Foreign War and the American Legion.
Visitation was Monday, January 14 at the funeral home.
PUBLISHED JANUARY 23, 2002
Buford Ray Bow, 70, of Lewisville, died Friday, January 18 at the Henry County Memorial Hospital in New Castle after an extended illness.
He was born in Bow, Kentucky on December 1, 1931, a son of the late Buford Travis and Pauline Shelley Bow. He had been living at the Addison House in New Castle for the past eight months, but prior to that time, had lived in Lewisville since 1945.
Bow was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and received the National Defense Service Medal. He retired from DANA Corp. at New Castle after 40 years of service where he worked as a machine repairman. He was a member of the Southside Church of Christ in New Castle. Bow was also a 25-year member of the Knightstown American Legion Post 152 and a member of the Eagles Lodge #933 of New Castle. An Avid fisherman, he enjoyed hunting and gardening.
Survivors include his son, Kevin Ray Bow of New Castle; grandson, Gary Ray (wife LeAnn) of Knightstown; granddaughter, Kayla Mae Bow of Spiceland, great-granddaughter, Jada M. Bow; 10 sisters, Reba (husband Tom) Stapp of Jasonville, Glowdean (husband, Richard) Johnson of Charlottesville, Euldean (husband John) Pierce, Louise Batson, and Helen (husband Kenneth) Miller, all of Lewisville, Nora Yergin of Naples, Fla., Elsie (husband Glen) Roettger of Cambridge City, Mildred (husband James) Stewart of Rushville; Ruth (husband, Gene) Miller of New Castle, and Linda (husband David) Bennett of Middletown; two brothers, Lawrence (wife, Kim) Bow of Lewisville, and Howard (wife Margaret) Bow of Ft. Myers, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Etta Erma Miller Bow who died June 11, 1997, and a daughter, Julia Ann on December 21, 1968.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel with Carl Wright officiating. Burial will follow at the Lewisville Cemetery with Military graveside rites preformed by American Legion Post 152.
Visitation was Tuesday, January 22 at the funeral home with an Eagles Service at 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Henry County Cancer Society, 1909 Walnut Ave., New Castle, IN 47362.
PUBLISHED JANUARY 30, 2002
Kathy A. (Gorman) Jones, 50, of Lynn, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 27 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born April 30, 1951 in Henry County, a daughter of Lawrence and Virginia (Ayers) Gorman, who survive. She was a member of the Raysville Friends Church and was an employee of the family business, B & K Trucking in Winchester.
Survivors besides her parents include her husband of 23 years, Bennie Jones; three daughters, Angel Richmond of New Castle, Jenny Campbell of Fountain City and Benji (husband Patrick) Burchett of Somerset, Ky.; one son, Travis (wife Kathy) Jones of Lynn; nine grandchildren, Dereck, Carl, Kenzie and Elaine Richmond, Adam, Kourtney and Kodie Jones, and Kaitlyn and Noah Burchett; three brothers, Duane and Monte Gorman, both of Knightstown, and Larry Gorman of Florida; three sisters, Ginger Loveall of Knightstown, Susan Smith of Rushville, and Sandra Back of Greenfield; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Akers and several grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 1 in the Peaceful Valley Church in Winchester, with burial in New Liberty Cemetery, west of Lynn.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 31 at the Thomas Funeral Home, 108 E. Sherman St., Lynn and after 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Marian G. Nation, 78, of Knightstown, died Thursday, January 24 at Westminister Village North in Indianapolis. She was born March 19, 1923 in Indianapolis, a daughter of the late Peter K. and Elizabeth (Goodlet) Dewar.
Mrs. Nation had been an Evening Admissions Supervisor at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis, prior to retirement. She was a Community Volunteer and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Indianapolis, American Business Women’s Association and the Jolly Workers Homemakers Club. She was formerly a member of the Fort Nightly Club of Knightstown, and a former Girl Scout and 4-H Leader for many years. She had been nominated for Henry County Mother of the Year.
On January 15, 1944, she married Richard I. Nation who preceded her in death on July 2, 1997. Survivors include two sons, Michael K. (wife Janet) Nation, St. Paul, Minn., and Richard F. (wife Deborah) Nation, Ypsilanti, Mich.; four daughters, Margaret J. Nation, Lewiston, Maine, Marilyn L. (husband Daryl) Lyons, Indianapolis, Patricia N. (husband William) Condon, Portland, Ore., Marcia L. Nation (husband Christopher Boone, Athens, Ohio; one brother, Donald Kemp Dewar, Indianapolis; two sisters, Elizabeth McClain, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Irene Dotson, Medora; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A sister, Helen Kramer, preceded her in death.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 28 at Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with burial in New Lisbon Cemetery, New Lisbon.
Visitation was Sunday, January 27 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Marie S. Stunich, 86, of Milford, Ohio, and a former Knightstown resident, died Wednesday, January 23 at the East Galbraith Road Health Care Center in Deer Park, Ohio.
Mrs. Stunich was born June 9, 1915 in Plummers Landing, Ky., a daughter of the late Robert and Ita (Littleton) Stacy. She was a LPN for many years at the Holmes Hospital and the Longview State Hospital. Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie L. Fair, Cincinnati, Ohio, Bettie L. Scott, Loveland, Ohio, and Ita Charlene Whittington, Mesa, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and Roy Furnish of Milford, Ohio, her loving companion for many years.
Funeral services for Mrs. Stunich were held Saturday, January 26 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Rev. Chris Sitler officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery. Visitation was for one hour prior to the services on Saturday.
Edward Earl Bigelow, Sr., 66, of Morristown, died Saturday, January 26 at Major Hospital in Shelbyville. He was born October 16, 1935 in Indianapolis, a son of the late Clifford Bigelow and Alberta (Kindler) Bigelow who survives.
Mr. Bigelow was a 1954 graduate of Manual High School and was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving from 1955-1958. He had been employed as an auto mechanic.
Survivors include his mother, Alberta Bigelow of Knightstown; two sons, Edward Bigelow Jr. and Brian Bigelow, both of Indianapolis; two daughters, Cynthia Ann Berry of Grove City, Ohio, and Kathy Bigelow of Indianapolis; one brother, John Bigelow, Downers Grove, Ill.; one sister, Ann Grund of Knightstown; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Bigelow will be held today (Wednesday) at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown, with Rev. Bill Worrell officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery. Visitation was at held Tuesday, January 29 at the funeral home.