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PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2, 2002
James E. Walker, 61, of New Castle, died suddenly Thursday, September 26 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born April 21, 1941 in Fordsville, Ky., a son of the late Floyd and Ada Walker. Mr. Walker had been employed with Marsh Supermarkets Inc. for the past 43 years. At the time of his death, he was the produce manager at Southway Plaza Lo-Bill Foods in Muncie. He was a 1960 graduate from Knightstown High School and a member of Lionel Toy Train Collectors Society.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ruth Walker of New Castle; two sons, James (wife Windy) Walker, Jr. of New Castle and David (wife Shannon) Walker of Greenfield; one daughter, Teresa (husband Chris) Kaczmarek of Anderson; four grandchildren, Erin and Cameron Kaczmarek of Anderson and Mercer and Stormy Walker of New Castle; two sisters, Shirley (husband Huelon) Anderson of Knightstown and Jean (husband Leo) Egan of Grant City; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather Glen Cranfill.
Services were held Monday, September 30 at the Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home in Anderson with Rev. Marvin Baker officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was held Sunday, September 29 at the funeral home.
Robert C. "Bob" Lackey, 69 of Shirley, died at this home Wednesday, September 25. Bob was born July 17, 1933 in Noblesville, a son of the late Thomas Clarence and Hazel Moose Lackey.
Mr. Lackey graduated from the Lapel High School with the class of 1951. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean conflict. He retired from the Delphi Division of General Motors in Muncie in 1998 after 28 years of service. Also, he was a member of the Shirley Gospel Mission Church in Shirley where he had served as pastor for nine years.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Vivian R. Moran Lackey, whom he wed June 1, 1957 in Grant City; two sons, Thomas A. (wife Shontell) Lackey of Fortville, Stephen H. Lackey of Shirley; one daughter, Donna K. (husband Steve) Dollens of Ingalls; nine grandchildren; one brother, William H. "Bill" (wife Thelma) Lackey of Fortville; one sister, Rachel Beaver of Shirley; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 28 at the Shirley Gospel Mission Church with the Rev. Charles Riggs officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery at Wilkinson. Visitation was Friday, September 27 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home-Estell Chapel in Shirley.
Reva I. (Simmons) Pitts, 86, a resident of rural Pendleton, died at her residence Friday, September 27. She was born July 21, 1916 in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Will and Narcissus Stacy.
Mrs. Pitts was a homemaker and retired from Firestone in Noblesville in 1978. She was a member of the Faith Chapel Baptist Church in Knightstown.
She is survived by her husband, Ivan Pitts of rural Pendleton; two daughters, Loretta (husband Kenneth) Alspaugh of Anderson and Deborah (husband Mike) Higginbotham of Pendleton; one son, Richard (wife Barbara) Simmons of New Castle; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Orville Simmons in 1978, one granddaughter and three great-granddaughters, three sisters, Maggie Sapp, Maude Rankin and Ethel Stacy, and six brothers, Ott, Holt, Sherman, Omer, Ivan and Arnie Stacy.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 1 at the Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Randy Gross officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was held at the funeral home Monday, September 30.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Memorial Hospital Hospice Fund, 801 N. State St., Greenfield, IN 46140.
Former Henry County resident, Sue Reichart, 67, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Sunday, September 15 at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute in Florida.
She was born in Henry County and graduated from Kennard High School.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Ronald Reichart; one son, Michael Reichart of Cincinnati; one daughter, Sheila Foot of Ithaca, N.Y.; one sister, Joan Williams of Lafayette; six grandchildren and mother-in-law Reba Reichart.
A memorial service was held Sunday, September 29 at Greensboro United Methodist Church.
PUBLISHED OCTOBER 9, 2002
William R. Cox, Jr., 41, of Knightstown, died Saturday, Oct. 5 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Winchester. He was born April 11, 1961 in Bloomington, a son of William R. and Rose E. (Frye) Cox.
Mr. Cox was a 16-year employee at Smurfitt-Stone Container in Carthage. He was a 1979 graduate of Knightstown High School. He married Lisa Butler on Aug. 16, 1980. Mr. Cox was active in late model stock car racing for many years.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose E. (Frye) Cox on January 5, 2002.
Mr. Cox is survived by his father, William R. Cox, Sr. (wife Linda); his wife, Lisa Cox; a son, Taylor Cox; a daughter, Trista Cox, all of Knightstown; a sister, Debbie L. (husband Jeff) Wilkerson of Knightstown; nieces and nephews.
Services for Mr. Cox were Wednesday, October 9 at 10 a.m. at Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown. Burial took place at Glen Cove Cemetery.
Russell J. Wilson, 84, a Greenfield resident, died Friday, Oct. 4 in Brandywine Manor Nursing Home in Greenfield. He was born Nov. 25, 1917 in Nobel, IL, a son of the late Russell and Myrtel (Collins) Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was a retired manager for Amoco Fertilizer Plant in Charlottesville and a farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War 2 serving as a Quarter Master in India. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Wilkinson Church of Christ and a 50-year member of the late Knightstown Masonic Lodge Golden Rule #16. He was a volunteer for the Charlottesville Fire Department. He also served as a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club of Greenfield and delivered Meals on Wheels for Greenfield senior citizens. Mr. Wilson was an avid fisherman who loved sports.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Harriet (Pierce) Wilson of Greenfield; a son, Wesley R. Wilson of St. Petersburg, Fl; two daughters, Jeanette (husband Dennis) York of Greenfield, Julie (husband Chuck) Butler of Knightstown; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a sister, Bonnie Fault of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside military services were held at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m. with David Woods officiating. Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Boys and Girls Club of Greenfield.
Jerry D. Reed, 52, of Anderson, a former Knightstown resident, died at Community Hospital in Anderson on Oct. 4 after an extended illness. He was born March 30, 1950 in Rushville, a son of late John and Cora Reed.
Mr. Reed retired from Jefferson-Smurfitt Container Corp. in 1999. He moved from Knightstown to Anderson in 1992.
Mr. Pitts is survived by four daughters, Angela (husband Mark) Moss of Knightstown, Shannon Reed (fiancé Jeremy Johnson) of New Palestine, Kimberly Reed of Greenfield and Marissa Janes of Anderson; a son, Shane Reed of Greenfield; three step-sons, Michael, Daniel and Jared. Woolard, all of Anderson; a step-daughter, Heather Janes of Anderson; three grandchildren, Jordan Moss, Dalton Moss and Blake Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 7 from 4-8 p.m. at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home in Anderson with James Harrison officiating. Burial took place in East Maplewood Cemetery in Anderson on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Nancy Lee Reedy Borg, 57, of Hartford City, a former Knightstown resident, died Tuesday, Oct 1 at Ball Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. She was born Oct. 11, 1944 in Mt. Pleasant, PA, a daughter of the late Howard Ira and Virginia Mae (Thompson) Reedy.
Mr. Borg had been a telephone operated for 10 years at the Sands Hotel in Rena, NV. She also worked as a waitress for several years in New Castle area restaurant. Mrs. Borg attended Spiceland schools and Ball State University.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Borg of Hartford City; her mother, Virginia (Thompson) Reedy of Knightstown; an uncle, William S. (wife Betty) Thompson of Hunker, PA; and several cousins. Mrs. Borg was preceded in death by her father, Howard Ira Reedy in 1991; an aunt, Margaret June Estelle; and an uncle, James Thompson.
Services were Saturday, Oct. 5 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral service with Rev. Eric Haler officiating. Visitation took place on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1-4 p.m. Burial took place in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.
Karla Michelle (Miller) Lane, 27, of McCordsville, died Friday, Sept. 27 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis following an extended illness. She was born July 11, 1975, the daughter of Greg and Diana (Applegate) Miller of Warsaw.
Mrs. Lane was a homemaker and a Certified Nursing Assistant. She was a 1993 graduate of Eastern Hancock High School and attended IUPUI. She attended Mohawk United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Jeremy D. Lane; a daughter, Brooke R. Lane; a son, Mason P. Lane, all of McCordsville; her parents, Greg and Diana (Applegate) Miller of Warsaw; a brother, Evan P. Miller of Vincennes; paternal grandmother, Jeanette R. Helden of Anderson; maternal grandparents, Bob and Carol Applegate of Wilkinson; father and mother-in-law, Bob and Debi (Saxon) Lane of McCordsville; a sister-in-law, Carey L. (husband Brian) Swisher of Whiteland; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were Monday, Sept. 30 at Mohawk United Methodist Church with Rev. Russ Abel officiating. Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 29from 2-8 p.m. at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home in Fortville and Monday, Sept. 30 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at Mohawk United Methodist Church. Burial took place in Gravel Lawn Cemetery in Fortville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brooke and Mason Lane Benefit Fund in care of Greenfield Banking Company.
PUBLISHED OCTOBER 16, 2002
Lucille Brosius, 91, a former Knightstown resident, passed away Thursday, October 10 at the Brandywine Manor in Greenfield. Born in Carthage on October 11, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Jasper and Pearl (Conaway) Kennedy.
Mrs. Brosius, a graduate of Carthage High School, was a homemaker United Methodist Church. She was married on April 23, 1940 to Hubert “Dutch” Brosius who preceded her in death on June 22, 1988. A brother and a sister also preceded her in death. Surviving her are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 13 at Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Rev. Steve Brackney officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday, October 12 from 9 – 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Foster B. Wilson, 87, of rural Arlington, passed away Saturday, October 12 at the Hillside Haven Nursing Home in Rushville. Born in Jefferson County, Indiana on June 27, 1915, he was a son of the late Rosco Foster Wilson and Rose (Bentley) Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was a 1934 graduate of North Madison High School. On March 6, 1935, he married Florence Vivian Barber. Mr. Wilson came from Madison to the Arlington area in 1941 and, after retiring from farming, had been a school bus driver in the Carthage area for the Charles A. Beard School Corporation from 1955 – 1983. He was a charter member of the Carthage Volunteer Fire Department and had been a 50 year member of the Rush Lodge #580 F&AM. Wilson was also a long time supporter of the Rush County F.O.P.
He was preceded in death by his wife on September 23, 1990, a daughter, Janice (husband Tives) Finch, and one grandchild. Surviving include two sons, Marlin K. Wilson of Marion, and Foster W. Wilson of Arlington; one daughter, Barbara (husband Robert) Proctor of Arlington; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 15 at 10 a.m. at Todd Funeral Home, Carthage Chapel, in Carthage with Rev. Gene Lewis officiating. Burial followed in Arlington East Hill Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, October 14 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Carthage Volunteer Fire Department with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Betty L. Hollingsworth Ogden, 68, of Williamsburg, died Monday, Oct 14 at Heritage House. She was born May 30, 1934 in Richmond to Leroy and Mary Gray Hollingsworth and lived in the Richmond area all her life.
Mrs. Ogden worked at Welliver’s Smorgasboard in Hagerstown for two years. She also worked as a cook for Servomation in the cafeteria at Natco. Mrs. Ogden was a member of the Steelworkers of Richmond Retirees.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Forrest “Moose” Ogden, three sons, Jerry A. (wife Nancy) Ogden of Centerville, Charles F. (wife Sandy) Ogden of Carlos, and Douglas E. (wife Peggy) Ogden of Carlos; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; six sisters, Martha Kemplen and Agnes Warren of Richmond, Ruth Stafford of Cleveland, TN, Phyllis Schoop of Williamsburg, Dorothy McDivitt of Pershing, Nancy Honaker of Union City; seven brothers, Charles, Edward, Raymond, Donald, Bill and Robert Hollingsworth of Richmond, and James Hollingsworth of Fountain City; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Ogden was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Kathleen and Clara Ann Ogden; one brother, Billy Hollingsworth; and two sisters, Ethyl Hollingsworth and Mary E. Cross. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 17 at 1 p.m. at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home in Richmond with Pastor David Bales of Union Chapel United Methodist Church in Carlos, she attended church, officiating. Burial will follow in Earlham Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday, October 16 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1401 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374.
PUBLISHED OCTOBER 23, 2002
Dr. Richard Charles McNabb, 78, of Knightstown died Monday, October 21 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. Dr. McNabb was born June 16, 1924 in Carthage, a son of the late Dr. George B. McNabb and Vera B. (Burkle) McNabb.
Dr. McNabb was a 1942 graduate of Carthage High School. In 1948 he graduated from Indiana University and was a 1952 graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. In 1953-1959, he had a family practice in Knightstown. From 1959 to 1962, McNabb served a Residency in Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine and served a Fellowship in Child Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis in 1962-1963. He served as Clinical Director of Children's Services at LaRue Carter Hospital in Indianapolis from 1963-1975 and from 1976-1982 served as the Director of the Indiana Department of Mental Health. From 1982 until his retirement, McNabb had a private practice in Psychiatry in Greenwood.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. McNabb, a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash and a Kentucky Colonel, was a former member of the Charles A. Beard School Corp. On December 29, 1997, he married Doris Brenan.
Survivors include his wife Doris (Borror) McNabb of Knightstown; four sons, Richard C. McNabb II, Sandwich, Mass., Jon D. McNabb of Greenwood, William Camp of Indianapolis and John Steurer of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; five daughters, Melissa B. Starny of Bloomington, Julie Berger, Ninevah, Nancy Puckett of New Castle, Carol Stutsman of Indianapolis and Shirley Richey of Indianapolis; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 25 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Rev. David Bonne officiating. Burial will be made in Riverside Cemetery at Carthage.
Friends may call at the Todd Funeral Home on Thursday, October 24 from 2-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Knightstown Alumni Scholarship Fund or to the Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital Hope Center.
Cary L. Ellis, 61, of Knightstown died Friday, October 18 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. He was born in New Castle on July 29, 1941 to the late Max Gene Ellis and Betty (Ruby) Ellis who survives.
Mr. Ellis was a 1960 graduate of Knightstown High School and served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Delco Remy in Anderson. He was a member of the Knightstown American Legion where he served as chairman of the board and was a past commander. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge #17 in Indianapolis, the New Castle Eagles Lodge and the B.P.O.E. 1307 in Rushville.
On December 26, 1982, he married Margene Hopkins who survives. Other survivors include his mother, Betty Ellis of Fort Myers, Fla., two sons, Cary B. (wife Jessica) Ellis of Indianapolis and Shawn M. (wife Dorothy) Garrison of Oskaloosa, Iowa; one daughter, Dawnuell H. Ellis of New Castle; one brother, Brain C. Ellis of Spiceland; and three grandchildren, Amina Garrison, Madison G. Clarke and Bradyn C. Ellis.
Visitation was held at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown on Monday, October 21. The Knightstown American Legion will conduct military graveside rites on Saturday, October 26 at 10 a.m. at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.
Graveside services for Skara Brae, 74, of Knightstown were held Monday, October 21at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown with Rev. Mark Tabb officiating. She was born July 24, 1928.
Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown was in charge of arrangements.
Virginia R. Roberts, 72, of Shirley, died Saturday, October 19 at the Heritage House Nursing Home in New Castle. A daughter of Kenneth Pratt and Mabel Torn Pratt, she was born December 27, 1929 in Flint, Mich.
Mrs. Roberts was a 1946 graduate of Flint Central High School. She was formerly employed by Western Electric and was a nurse's aide at Sugar Creek Nursing home. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband Charles Roberts whom she married February 25, 1950. Other survivors include one son, Kenneth Roberts of Acworth, Ga.; three daughters, Janet Labreche of Michigan City, Sherry (husband Daniel) of Gilmore of Brownsburg, and Edna (husband David) Jones of Shirley; two step-sisters, Lilian Minton and Evaleen (husband Michael) Hainz, both of South Lyons, Mich.; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother.
Services for Mrs. Roberts will be at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, October 23) at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel, Knightstown. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, October 22.
Sarah Cristell Hastings, 79, of Wilkinson, died Wednesday, October 16 in Brandywine Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield.
She was born September 13, 1923 in Byrdstown, Tenn., a daughter of the late Harvey and Olive (Garret) Spears. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are two sons, Harold "Van" (wife Jeanne) Hastings of Wilkinson and Kerry (wife Rosalie) Hastings of Shelbyville; two daughters, Pamela (husband Paul) Broadwater of Wilkinson and Charlene (husband John) Gilbert of Wilkinson; 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Nova Lewis of Muncie, Christina Cowen of Cullman, Ala., Elise Rohrer of Kokomo and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Hastings in 1992; one son, Charles Hastings in 1998; three brothers, Ernest Spears, Arnold Spears and Raymond Spears.
Services were held at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson Saturday, October 19 followed by burial in Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, October 18.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the American Kidney Fund.
Russell E. Trees, 100 years old and a lifelong resident of Warrington, died Friday, October 18 in Regency Place Convalescent Center in Greenfield following an extended illness.
He was born August 11, 1902 in Warrington, a son of the late Edgar and Laura Mae (Keller) Trees. In December of 1925, he married Dorothy Bennett, the daughter of Edgar and Ethel Bennett of Knightstown. Mr. Trees grew up in the Warrington area and was a graduate of Wilkinson High School, graduating in 1921. He then attended Olivet College in Olivet, Ill. and earned his BS degree in mathematics, history and religion, subjects he could use in any religious organization. He worked at Delco Remy for 18 years and was a member of the Warrington Nazarene Church where he pastored for nine years.
In 1946, he built and constructed Tree's Grocery Store which was opened from January 1945 to 1975 when he retired from the business. After retirement, he spent his winters in Florida and the summers in Warrington working fulltime at the McCray Cemetery. He was a member of Gideons and the Greenfield Historical Society.
He is survived by one son, Paul Trees of Wilkinson; one daughter, Ruth Cole of Greenfield; two granddaughters, Michelle Hudson of Shirley and Paula Swihart of Middlebury; six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Forrest Trees of Greenfield and Evert Trees of Warrington; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Bennett Trees and his second wife Flora Willingham Trees; and two sisters, Cecil Harris and Eva Keesling.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 22 at Condo & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Hopkins officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery at Wilkinson.
Visitation was Monday, October 21 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Warrington Nazarene Church.
Ruth Marie Stevens, 91, of Pendleton, died Saturday, October 19 at the Rawlins House Nursing Home in Pendleton.
She was born July 28, 1911 in Rush County, a daughter of Floyd and Bessie (Dalrymple) Reddick. She married Ralph W. Stevens on March 23, 1935 and he survives.
Mrs. Stevens was a 1928 graduate of Carthage High School. She was a homemaker and a member of the Charlottesville Methodist Church.
Other survivors besides her husband are one daughter, Wanda Sue (Clinton) Campbell of Lindenhurst, Ill.; one brother, Roy Reddick of Carthage; one sister, Gladys Geise of Rushville; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son and one sister.
Services for Mrs. Stevens will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, October 23) at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel, Knightstown with burial in Glen Cove Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12 noon prior to the services.
PUBLISHED OCTOBER 30, 2002
Arrangements are pending for Rexanna Hamm, 51, of Knightstown at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson. Rexanna died Tuesday, October 29 in Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield following a lengthy illness.
Tentatively, visitation will be on Friday evening at the funeral home with funeral services set for Saturday morning at the Knightstown United Methodist Church.
Complete information was not available at press time.
Jonathan Andrew Knapp, infant son of Earl John "E.J." and Judith Renee Schuyler Knapp of Shirley, was stillborn on Monday, October 28 at the Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield.
Other survivors include two sisters, Mahala and Olivia Knapp at home; paternal grandparents, Kenneth Knapp of Knightstown and Priscilla Knapp, also of Knightstown; maternal grandparents, Dwight and LaVonne Schuyler of Shirley; and maternal great-grandparents, Berlin and Darlene Gross of Shirley. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, October 30) at Park Cemetery in Greenfield with Rev. Larry Basey officiating.
Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home - Estell Chapel in Shirley is in charge of the arrangements.
Pauline V. (Scott) Dreher, 87, formerly of rural Carthage, died Wednesday, October 23 at Brandywine Manor in Greenfield.
She was born October 25, 1914 in Merom, a daughter of the late Charles and Kathryn (Smallwood) Scott. Mrs. Dreher was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Dreher in 1983, as well as three brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include two daughters, Patty Lee and Shirley Lee of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service was held Monday, October 28 at Arlington East Hill Cemetery with Rev. David Bonne officiating.
Todd Funeral Home Butcher Chapel in Knightstown was in charge of arrangements.
Jason R. Bates of Tucson Ariz. died unexpectedly Saturday, October 19 in Tucson. He was born March 19, 1974 in Tipton.
Mr. Bates had lived in Tipton until moving to Anderson in 1985. He moved to Tucson three years ago where he was an engineer at Raytheon in Tucson. Bates was a graduate of Madison Heights High School and Purdue University.
Survivors include his mother, Judi Gaddis of Knightstown; father and stepmother, Ron and Jeanie Bates of Galveston; three sisters, Christina Deanne Bates of Greensburg, Alyssa Brooke Gaddis and Lindsey Danielle Gaddis of Knightstown; two brothers, Nathan Isaac Gaddis and Jonathan Kyler Gaddis, both of Knightstown.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, October 28 with visitation prior to the services at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home & Crematory, South Chapel in Anderson. The body was cremated.
Charles R. Glisson, 82, a resident of Shirley, died Sunday, October 27. He was born October 13, 1920 in Greenfield, a son of the late Edward and Bertha (Swartz) Glisson.
Mr. Glisson was co-owner of White Flash Services in Shirley and was a service manager for Gas America in Shirley for 45 years. He was a member of the Shirley Volunteer Fire Dept., Shirley Christian Church, Knightstown American Legion #152, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, Shirley Masonic Lodge #582 and the Shirley Order of Eastern Star #491. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Verah (Kyser) Glisson of Shirley; two daughters, Karen (husband Gordon) Thomas of Shirley, Melinda (husband Danny) Tompkins of Anderson; one son, Jerry W. (wife Marilyn) Glisson of Shirley; five grandchildren, Janette Cullison, Brian Tompkins, Kerry Glisson, Michelle Tompkins and Chip Glisson; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill Sanford of Cleveland; one sister, Frankie Johnston of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two great-grandsons and a sister, Myrtle DeGranut.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, October 30) in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor James Jackson officiating. Burial will be in McCray Cemetery. Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, October 29 with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gas America Scholarship Fund.
J. "Roddy" Miller, 69, a New Castle resident died unexpectedly Saturday, October 26 at Methodist Hospital. He was born May 30, 1933 in New Castle, a son of the late Thurman and Emmalyne (Wright) Miller.
Mr. Miller was a 1951 graduate of New Castle High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was station in Germany. He retired from Chrysler Corp. in New Castle in 1998 after 30 years of service and was a member of UAW Local 371.
Miller was very active in the Industrial and Church Basketball leagues, was manager for the Olympians for many years and AAU basketball. Also, he was statistician for WMDH and WCTW Trojan basketball for many years. He was research historian at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, logging over 10,000 volunteer hours at the Hall of Fame. He also volunteered for New Castle-Henry County Visitors Bureau, the Pan American games and was media guide at the World Basketball Games in Indianapolis this year. Roddy spent many years working in the family owned campground, Lakewood. He was a member of South Memorial Drive Church of God for many years where he served as head usher.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, M. Lee Miller of New Castle; one son, Craig (wife Laura) Miller of New Castle; a son-in-law, Joe Williams of Indianapolis; one uncle, Herman (wife Madeline) Wright of New Castle; several cousins; mother-in-law, Dorothy Masengale of New Castle; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Hayworth of New Castle.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Miller Williams in 1998. Services will be at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, October 30) at South Memorial Drive Church of God with Rev. Mark Martin officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery. American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will provide military graveside rites. Visitation was Tuesday, October 29 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service.
Memorial contributions may be made to South Memorial Drive Church of God building fund or to the Henry County Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Zack Pugh, Sr., 75, Indianapolis, died Sunday, October 27 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. He was born May 14, 1927 in Pikeville, Ky., a son of the late Tom and Bessie (Owens) Pugh. Mr. Pugh served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was an assembly worker at Ford Motor Co. in Indianapolis for 30 years, retiring in June of 1989. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Greenfield and the U.A.W.
In July 1953, he married Gladys Marshall who survives. Other survivors include two sons, Jack Pugh, Jr. of Indianapolis, and Paul Pugh of Knightstown; four brothers, Robert Pugh of Knightstown, Cecil Pugh of Indianapolis, William Pugh of New Castle, and Delbert Owens of Pikeville, Ky.; two sisters, Marie (husband Ralph) Gauker of Pendleton, and Fay Conley of New Castle; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon today (Wednesday, October 30) at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Zack Pugh, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service.
Private family services were held at Park Cemetery in Greenfield for Grace Elizabeth Shepherd, stillborn daughter of Randall Wayne and Sheryl (Roland) Shepherd of Greenfield. Grace was born October 25 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield.
Survivors besides her parents include a sister, Amelia N. Shepherd of Greenfield; maternal grandparents, DeWayne and Karen Roland of Greenfield; paternal grandparents, Tressie and Alice Shepherd of Carthage; one aunt, Nicole Roland of Greenfield; and two uncles, Greg Shepherd of Greenfield and Ronald Shepherd of Carthage.
Memorial contributions can be made to Faith Lutheran Church of Greenfield or Andis Women's Unit, c/o Hancock Memorial Hospital.
Pasco Memorial Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.