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Mary E. Clark
Nov. 25, 1916 – June 14, 2002

Mary E. Clark, 85, formerly of Knightstown, died Friday, June 14 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born November 25, 1916 in Wells County, a daughter of the late Joe and Gladys (Schmidt) Stapp.

On February 4, 1939, she married Wayne Clark who survives. The couple had been married for 63 years. Mrs. Clark was a graduate of Spiceland High School. She retired in 1979 from the Indiana and Soldiers and Sailors Children’s Home after 20 years of service. She was also employed at the Knightstown Public Library and a member of the Knightstown Friends Church.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Clark of Greenfield; one son, Frank Clark of Anchorage, Alaska; three daughters, Waynetta (husband Bob Dunn of Knightstown; Diane (husband John) Love of Knightstown and Pam Noble of Evanston, Illinois; three brothers, Alvin Stapp of Carthage, Tom Stapp of Jasonville, and Charles Stapp of Smithsville, Tennessee; one sister, Justine Southwood of Logansport; a sister-in-law, Sarah Stapp of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Melinda Wright, Mick (wife Megan) Wright, and Nate and Kate Noble; four great-grandchildren, Clark, Carson, Chloe and Cole Wright and several step-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, one sisters and one great-grandchildren.

Services for Mrs. Clark will be held today (Wednesday) at 19 a.m. at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Rev. Mervin Kilmer officiating. Burial will be made in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was held Tuesday, June 18 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association with envelopes at the funeral home.



Ada Walker-Cranfill
Feb 13, 1914 – June 24, 2002

Ada Walker-Cranfill, 88, a former resident of Knightstown, died Monday, June 24 at Brandywine Manor Convalescent Center in Greenfield.

Mrs. Walker-Cranfill was born February 13, 1914 in Salt Lick, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Albert and Mary Catherine (Staton) Wills.

She retired from Indiana Knitwear and was a member of the Knightstown Baptist Church.Survivors include one son, James (wife Ruth) Walker of New Castle; two daughters, Shirley (husband Huelon) Anderson of Knightstown, and Jean (husband Leo) Egan of Grant City; two step children, Ira Cranfill of Florida and Francis VanderWeide of Michigan; seven grandchildren, Randy Anderson of Knightstown, Jimmy Walker of New Castle, Tina Davis of New Castle, Teresa Kaczmarek of Anderson, David Walker of Greenfield and Lorri Egan of Knightstown; three step-grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Walker in 1969 and her second husband Vernice Cranfill in 1998, and two brothers, Burley and Hurby Wills.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Jon Day officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Friends may call at the funeral home today (Wednesday) from 4-8 p.m.


Donald E. West
July 21, 1920 – June 23, 2002

Donald E. West, 81, a resident of Shirley, died Sunday, June 23 in St. John’s Hospital in Anderson after a brief illness. He was born July 21, 1920 in Madison County, a son of the late Oral and Garnet West.

Mr. West retired from General Motors on September 30, 1976 where he was a millwright. HE was a World War 2 Army veteran, a member of Murat Temple, past member of Murat Motorcycle Drill Team and a 50-year member of Elwood Chapter #109 R.A.M., a 50-year member of the York Rite of Indiana an a 50-year member of Quincy Lodge #230 F&AM.

Survivors include his wife Betty of Shirley; one stepdaughter, Margo Olson of Madison; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, the Hobbs Family.

His first wife, Mary Louise West, preceded him in death in 1981.

Public graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, June 25 in Anderson Memorial Park with Pastor Kurt Stone officiating. There was no calling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison County Shrine Crippled Children’s Van.


Lewis J. Hahn
Sept. 8, 1909 - June 14, 2002

Lewis J, Hahn, 92, a Knightstown resident and formerly of Muncie, died Friday, June 14 at Regency Place in Greenfield. He was born Sept. 8, 2002 in Muncie, the son of Anna Bumgardner Hahn and William Hahn.

Lewis grew up in Muncie and graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1927. Lew, as he affectionately known, lived in the Muncie area until moving to Knightstown in 1977. He retired from Borg Warner in Muncie. Mr. Hahn was a member of the Knightstown United Methodist Church where he sand in the choir for many years, and was also a member of the Fountain Square Quartet. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing and pitching horseshoes.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Florence (Fallis) Hahn; three sons, Dean Hahn of Knightstown, Richard (wife Josephine) Hahn of Muncie, and Robert (wife Janet) Hahn of Knightstown; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Two sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.

Services were held Monday, June 17 in The Meeks Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Steve Brackney officiating. Burial was in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery, north of Muncie. Visitation was Sunday, June 16 and one hour prior to services at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Knightstown United Methodist Church Memorial Trust Fund, 27 S. Jefferson St., Knightstown, IN 46148.