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PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 4, 2002

Sherman L. Brown
Aug. 23, 1923 - Sept. 1, 2002

Sherman L. Brown, 79, of Carthage, died Sunday, September 1 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. Mr. Brown was born August 23, 1923 in Warren Co., Ky., a son of the late John B. and Mary Z. (Tinsley) Brown.

Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On October 2, 1945, he married Madalyn Kline who preceded him in death on November 16, 1994. He retired as a crop applicator for the Homer Crop Service. Mr. Brown was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Carthage and the Knightstown American Legion.

Survivors include one son, Gary L. (wife Kathy) Brown of Carthage; one daughter, Marsha (husband Jerry) Griffin of Carthage; two brothers, Dillon Brown of Indianapolis and Jack H. Brown of Mechanicsburg; three sisters, Jeanette Swartz of Rushville, Rose Henderson of Carthage and Diana Robinson of Manilla; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Mr. Brown was preceded in death in addition to his wife by two brothers and a grandchild.

Services will be held at the Todd Funeral Home, Carthage Chapel in Carthage today (Wednesday, September 4) at 10 a.m. with Rev. David Gates officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery at Knightstown where the Knightstown American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside rites.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, September 3.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

Alan B. Henshaw
April 3, 1934 - Aug. 27, 2002

Alan B. Henshaw, 68, a resident of the Dunreith community, died Tuesday, August 27 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield, following a brief illness.

Mr. Henshaw was born April 3, 1934 in Indianapolis, a son of the late Howard and Lucile Binford Henshaw and lived most of his life in the Dunreith area. A graduate of Spiceland High School in 1952, he served in the Army military police. Alan was a well-known farmer, a lifelong Republican and an avid sportsman, having refereed basketball games many years. He was a birthright member of the Spiceland Friends Church and attended Center Christian Church.

Alan is survived by his wife of 40 years, Shirley Ann Taylor Henshaw, whom he married August 4, 1962 in Owensville; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Henshaw of Dunreith; and six cousins.

His parents and an infant brother preceded him in death.

Funeral were held Saturday, August 31 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral, Lewisville Chapel in Lewisville with Rev. Bill Worrell and Rev. Sid Martin officiating. Burial was in the Dunreith Cemetery. Visitation was held on Friday, August 30 and prior to the services on Saturday.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Spiceland Friends Church, Center Christian Church or to the Henry County Humane Society.

 

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 11, 2002

Michael Foley
May 28, 1924 – Sept. 8, 2002

Michael Foley, 78, of Knightstown, died Sunday, September 8 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. He was born May 28, 1924 in Jamestown, Ky., a son of the late Arlus and Opal Mitchell Foley. On February 22, 1947, he married Darlene Dunbar, who survives.

Mr. Foley was a graduate of Russell Springs, Ky. High School and graduate from the Lindsey Wilson Jr. College in Columbia, Ky. He retired in 1983 from Naval Avionics in Indianapolis after 30 years of service. He also was well known as a television repairman for many years. Foley was a radio technician in the Army Air Force during WW 2 and was baptized in the Tibet River in China.

He was a member of the American Legion, the Baptist Church of Eli, Ky. And attended First Baptist Church of Knightstown, and taught Sunday school for many years at Knightstown Church of God. He was an active board member of the Knightstown Brotherhood and Sisterhood.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Foley of Knightstown; one daughter, Sharon Ann (husband George.) McCollom of New Albany; a brother, Mack (wife Christine) Foley of Russell Springs, Ky.; one sister, Euldean (husband Glynn) Ford of Reston, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Joe Foley in 1987.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, Sept. 11) at Todd Funeral Home Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with mark Tabb officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery with military rites conducted by Knightstown American Legion Post 152 and VFW. Visitation for family and friends was held at the funeral home September 10.

Memorial may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 9135 N. Meridian St., St #B4, Indianapolis, IN 46209-7109.

 

Grace K. Lipp
Dec. 19, 1908 – Sept. 6, 2002

Grace K. Lipp, 93, of Shirley, died Friday, September 6 at Henry Co. Memorial Hospital in New Castle. Se was born December 19, 1908 in St. Mary’s, Ohio, a daughter of the late William and Clara Wurster Kiser. On September 17, 1927, she was married to Tilden Lipp who died in 1978.

Mrs. Lipp, a homemaker, had lived in Shirley since 1935. She was a graduate of the St. Mary’s High School with the class of 1927. Grace had worked at Kiser’s Grocery Store for several years and at Ruth’s Odds & Ends for five years. She was a member of the Shirley-Wilkinson United Methodist Church, Esther Circle, Shirley Senior Citizens and the Shirley Historical Society.

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Warner of Spiceland and Lana Kaye (husband Charles) Marsh of Middletown; eight grandchildren, Mike Warner of Florida, Gilda (husband Mark) Hubbell of Lewisville, Duretta Rash of New Castle, Greg (wife Redawna) Warner of Greenfield, Christopher Harsh (wife Lesley) Matthews of New Jersey, Kent (wife Rosie) Harsh of Carthage, Carey (wife Ruby) Harsh of Middletown, Kevin Harsh of Middletown, 12 great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 10 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Estell Chapel in Shirley with Rev. Kurt Stone officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Monday, September 9.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Memorial Endowment Trust Fund, Shirley-Wilkinson Community U.M.C., P.O. Box 396, Shirley, IN 47384.

 

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 18, 2002

Geraldine Zimmerman
Oct. 7, 1929 - Sept. 13, 2002

Geraldine "Jeri" Zimmerman, 72, a resident of Wilkinson, died Friday, September 13 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. She was born October 7, 1929 in Byrdstown, Tenn., a daughter of Earnest "Red" and Ruby A. "Nanny" (Phillips) Spears.

Mrs. Zimmerman was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel Presbyterian Church in Knightstown where she formerly served as deaconess.

Survivors include her mother of Greenfield; three sons, Stephen Dale (wife Marjorie) Cronk of Midvale, Ohio, LeRoy A. (wife Patty) Cronk of Wilkinson, and Orlando "Alan (wife Anna) Zimmerman of New Philadelphia, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Steven Cronk Darrell Cronk, Sarah Cronk, Erik Cronk, Paul Zimmerman, Tyler Zimmerman and Allison Zimmerman; two sisters, Olive Jean Colip of Wilkinson, Carolyn Jane Pierce of Rogers, Arkansas; one brother, L. Dale Spears of Wilkinson; and several nieces and nephews.

Her father, Earnest (Red) Spears; husband, Orlando Al Zimmerman; and two brothers, Frank and Donald Spears preceded her in death.

Services were held Monday, September 16 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with rev. Alan McCraine officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation was held at the funeral home Sunday, September 15.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at 312 E. Main St., Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

Robert L. Wood
July 20, 1937 - Sept. 13, 2002

Robert L. Wood, 65, of Rushville, died Friday, September 13 at Millers Merry Manor in Rushville. He was born in New Castle on July 20, 1937, a son of the late James M. and Flossie McCoy Wood.

On July 18, 1962, he married Wilma Kendall and she preceded him in death May 9, 1997. Mr. Wood retired from Dana Corp. as plant controller for the Perfect Circle Division in Rushville and New Castle. He was a member of the Main Street Christian Church and a former member of the Elks Lodge.

Survivors include three sons, David Michael Wood of Greenwood, Marcus James Wood of Rushville and Mathew DeWayne Wood of Knightstown; three sisters, Joan Dishman of Centerville, Susan Rector of Hagerstown and Lois Lee of Norcross, Ga.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 17 at the Todd Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Hank Anderson officiating. Burial was in East Hill Cemetery, Rushville. Visitation was held at the funeral home Monday, September 16.

 

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 25, 2002

Norene Wyatt
Sept. 24, 1937 - Sept. 19, 2002

Norene Wyatt, 64, of Knightstown, died Thursday, September 19, at her residence. She was born September 24, 1937 in Somerset Ky., a daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Godsey) Rogers.

Norene was a homemaker and a member of the Knightstown Friends Church.

Survivors include her husband, Forrest Wyatt of Knightstown; one daughter, Leah (husband Jack) Kopp of Knightstown; one son, Gary (wife Rita) Wyatt of Knightstown; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Doug Rogers of Knightstown and Ed Rogers of Shirley; two sisters, Elizabeth Durham and Ella Riggs, both of Knightstown; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 24 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Brian Campbell officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation for family and friends was Monday, September 23 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit or WGNR Radio in Anderson.

 

Randy Zapf
Aug. 4, 1956 - Sept. 16, 2002

Randy (Snake) Zapf, 46, of Willow Branch, died unexpectedly Monday, September 16. He was born August 4, 1956 in Greenfield, a son of James L. and Donna M. (Sparks) Zapf.

Mr. Zapf was a field project manager for Herman & Kittle Properties of Indianapolis. He was past president of Charlottesville Lions Club, president of Jeremiah and Tabbatha Zapf scholarship fund and was an avid golfer.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Sue (Gray) Zapf of Willow Branch; one daughter, Michaelena Zapf of Wilkinson; a stepson, Eric England of Indianapolis; his mother, Donna M. Zapf of Greenfield; two grandchildren, Trinity and Jaxson England, both of Indianapolis; a godson, Jeremey Reeves of Warrington; two brothers, Monty Zapf of Greenfield and Danny Zapf of Fairmont; five nephews and one niece.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jeremiah Zapf and a daughter, Tabbatha Zapf, both in 1994; father, James Zapf in 1975; and a sister, Glenna Zapf in 1995.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 23 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Mark Wright officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation for family and friends was at the funeral home Sunday, September 22.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hancock County 4-H Zapf Scholarship in memory of Randy Zapf, % Greenfield Banking Co., 1920 N. State St., Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

Ella Mae Perry
Mar. 2, 1902 - Sept. 17, 2002

Ella Mae "Sallee" Perry, 100, a former Knightstown resident, died Tuesday, September 17 at Regency Place in Greenfield.

Ella May was born March 2, 1902 in Greensburg, the 10th child born of Andrew Jackson Sallee and Eliza Frances (Samonis) Sallee. Her ancestry has been traced to France where one of the original Sallee was a Duke of France and a Baron of the Holy Roman Empire and his Godfather was the King of France. She married Fred E. Perry of Shelbyville on October 11, 1919 and they were the parents of seven children. They lived in Shelbyville and Knightstown where she was active in church, social and service organizations. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Knightstown and Chapter # 492 Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include four sons, Arthur D. Perry of Greenfield, Glenn M. Perry of Shelbyville, Norman L. Perry of Carthage, and Kenneth W. Perry of Middletown; one daughter, Wanda (husband Richard) Rice of Indianapolis; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Perry was preceded in death by her husband, Fred E. Perry on May 6, 1967; her two oldest sons, Fredrick who served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, making her a Gold Star Mother, and Ralph who was killed in an auto accident.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 21 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Rev. Richard Thayer officiating. Burial was in Mount Pisgah Cemetery at Shelbyville. Visitation was held at the funeral home Friday, September 20 with a memorial service conducted by the Eastern Star at 7:30 p.m.

 

Richard V. Smith
Aug. 15, 1939 - Sept. 2, 2002

Richard V. Smith, 63, a resident of Willow Branch, died Friday, September 20 in St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis following an extended illness.

Mr. Smith was born August 15, 1939 in Indianapolis, a son of the late George and Norah Helen (Weaver) Smith. He was an U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include one daughter, Kristine Smith of Greenfield; one son, Derrik Smith of Carmel; six grandchildren, Athena Smith, Veneta Smith, Coleman Smith, Sebastian Ruess, Roxanne Ruess and Devon Ruess, all of Willow Branch.

He was preceded in death by his father who died December 24, 1995 and his mother on November 24, 1997. Graveside services will be held today (Wednesday) in Simmons Cemetery near Wilkinson. Visitation was at the graveside from 2 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m.

The Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson handled arrangements.