Banner Obituaries - April 2004
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PUBLISHED APRIL 7, 2004
Sept. 1, 1930 – Mar. 30, 2004
Former Knightstown resident, Anna Cleo Stinson, 73, died Tuesday, March 30 at Americare Living Center in New Castle. She was born September 1, 1930 in Rowan County, Ky., a daughter of the late Charles and Lillie (Bowen) Stinson.
She is survived by one stepbrother, Leroy Earlywine of Greenfield; one sister, Tracy (husband Bob) Craig of Martinsville; six nieces, one nephew and several cousins.
Graveside services were held Friday, April 2 in Glen Cove Cemetery with Rev. George Maloyed officiating.
Visitation was held at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel on Thursday, April 1.
PUBLISHED APRIL 14, 2004
Feb. 27, 1911 – Apr. 9, 2004
Glen H. Mattix, 93, of Knightstown died Friday, April 9 t Regency Place Nursing Home in Greenfield. He was born February 27, 1911 in Hancock County, a son of the late Russell and Maude (Jackson) Mattix.
Mr. Mattix had lived in Knightstown for most of his life. He worked as a salesman for Wagoner Hardware and also managed the Knightstown American Legion Canteen and was retired from both.
He married Jeanette S. Sharp on July 23, 1937 and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Evelyn A. (husband Lewis) Merchant and Doris J. McNabb, both of Knightstown; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
One son, one brother and two great-grandchildren preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 14) at Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery with graveside military rites by Knightstown American Legion and VFW.
Visitation will be held today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Henry County Veterans Memorial at the American Legion Post.
June 23, 1909 – Apr. 11, 2004
Long time Carthage resident Myrtle E. Clevenger, 94, died Sunday, April 11 at Brandywine Nursing Home in Greenfield. She was born June 23, 1909 in Shelby County, a daughter of the late Charlie and Rebecca (Gaston) Nigh.
Mrs. Clevenger was a homemaker and had lived in Carthage most of her life. She was a member of the Carthage Friends Meeting.
Survivors include one son, George Roberts of Charlottesville; five stepsons, Ted E., John, James and William Clevenger and Danny Lee, location unknown; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
On December 5, 1960, she married Ted Clevenger who preceded her in death. Six brothers, two sisters and one great-great-grandchild also preceded her in death.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 15 in the Todd Funeral Home, Carthage Chapel with Rev. Fred Powers officiating. Burial will be in Arlington East Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12 noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service.
Sept. 6, 1956 – Apr. 7, 2004
Cathy Marie Covington, 47, a resident of Wilkinson, died Wednesday, April 7 at her residence. She was born September 6, 1956 in Greenfield, a daughter of the late Richard Holmes and Marilyn Sue (Holliday) Holmes.
Mrs. Covington was an employee of CVS for 30 years and a graduate of Greenfield Central High School. Cathy was a loyal supporter of the Eastern Hancock Royals.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Covington of Wilkinson; one son, Ryan D. Covington of Wilkinson; her mother, Sue Holmes of Greenfield; three brothers, Mike, Phillip and Bill Holmes, all of Greenfield; one sister, Diane Harmon of Wilkinson; and 11 nieces and nephews.
Her father Richard Holmes preceded her in death in 1996.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 10 at the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Jack Holliday officiating. Burial was in Park Cemetery Greenfield.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Friday, April 9.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Cathy Covington in care of Condo & Son Funeral Home.
Aug. 14, 1932 – Apr. 12, 2004
Joseph L. Lewman, 71, a resident of Greenfield, died Monday, April 12 at Morristown Manor Health Care in Morristown. He was born August 14, 1932 in Raysville, a son of the late Samuel and Virgie (Plank) Lewman.
Mr. Lewman retired from Eli Lilly security after 28 years of service and was a house painter. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Willow Branch United Methodist church and was an avid golfer. Lewman was a graduate of Charlottesville High School with the class of 1951.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Shirley (Eakin) Lewman; one daughter, Sherry (husband Rick) Lawrence of Greenfield; two grandchildren, Leslie Wickard of Wilkinson and J. P. Lawrence of Greenfield; one great-grandchild, Paige Wickard of Wilkinson; one brother, Hollis Lewman of Markleville; three sisters, Ruth Hewson of Greenfield, Mildred Stillwell of New Castle and Wanda Walker of Falmouth; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Denise Lewman, one son, Dennis Lewman and three brothers, Curtis, Ralph and David Lewman.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 16 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Leslie Coomer officiating. Burial will be in McCray Cemetery with graveside military services.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Willow Branch United Methodist Church, Hospice of Shelby County or the Indiana Alzheimer’s Association.
PUBLISHED APRIL 21, 2004
Aug. 14, 1948 – Apr. 14, 2004
Knightstown resident, Margaret C. Kopp, 55, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 14 at Hancock Memorial Hospital. She was born August 14, 1948 in Kentucky, a daughter of Rue and Mary Jane (Denny) Wesley, Jr.
Margaret was a 1967 graduate of Somerset High School. She owned and operated Margo’s Medical Transport Service in Knightstown for over 20 years. She had formerly been employed at Estell Funeral Home in Shirley and Butcher Funeral Home in Knightstown. She had also taught basic CPR and First Aid at the Henry County Sheriff’s Dept.
Survivors include two sons, Jason (wife Christy) Kopp of Knightstown, and Eric (wife Aimee) Kopp of Louisville, Ky.; two granddaughters, Quincy Kopp and Diana Grace Kopp; her parents, Rue and Mary Jane Wesley, Jr. of Westfield; three brothers, Charlie (wife Patty) Wesley of Indianapolis, Jon (wife Debbie) Wesley of Indianapolis and William Wesley of Los Angeles, Calif.; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Wesley of Indianapolis; two nieces and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Rue Wesley, Sr.
Services were held Saturday, April 17 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel with Rev. Brian Campbell officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery.
Visitation was held prior to the service on Saturday.
Aug. 15, 1940 – Apr. 18, 2004
Benjamin J. M. Polston, 63, a resident of Shirley, died Sunday, April 18 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. He was born August 15, 1940 in Jabez, Ky., a son of the late Benjamin G. and Zelpha J. (Johnson) Polston.
Mr. Polston retired in 1992 from Delco Remy in Anderson after 30 years of service. He was owner and manager of Ben’s Friendly Bar, Judy’s Dairy Dip and former owner of the Friendly Club Card Room, all in Shirley. He served in the U.S. Army and was loved by many in his community and was awarded the Shirley Founder’s Day “Man of the Year”.
Survivors include two daughters, Dena Polston of Muncie, and Susan (husband Ed) Goff of Shirley; two grandchildren Amber and Josh Goff of Shirley; companion Rhonda King of Knightstown; four sisters, Doris Vaughn of Shirley, Emma Tompkins of Wilkinson, Mildred Anderson of Shirley, and Louise McRoberts of Shirley; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Judith A. Polston in 2003, and his sister Betty June Polston.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 21) in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Bill Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at McCray Cemetery with military graveside rites provided by American Legion Post #152, Knightstown.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, April 20.
Memorial contributions may be made to Seeing Eye, Inc., P.O. Box 375, Morristown, N.J. 07963-0375.
Oct. 15, 1910 – Apr. 19, 2004
Former Shirley resident, Elmer F. Zornes, 93, a resident of Greenfield, died Monday, April 19 at Regency Place Healthcare Center. He was born October 15, 1910 in Olive Hill, Ky., a son of the late Millard Lacy and Hattie Pearl (Cline) Zornes.
Mr. Zornes retired from Delco Remy in Anderson and was a woodworker and plasterer. He was a member of the Shirley Christian Church, U.A.W. #662 Auto Workers and served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Maryland. He was also an avid fisherman.
Surviving are two daughters, Lucille (husband Hollis) Lewman of Markleville, and Linda Lou (husband Donald) Dryer of Marinette, Wisc.; one son, Larry (wife Linda) Zornes of Greenfield; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Lane of Westport, and Anna Mae Webb of North Vernon; one brother, Phillip Zornes of Muncie; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death was his wife Anna (Wheeler) Zornes in 2000; two sons, Winfred Zornes and Dennie McDonald; two granddaughters, Vicki Lewman and Julie Zornes.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 22 in the Shirley Christian Church with Pastor James Hill officiating. Burial will follow at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.
Friends may call at the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson from 4-8 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 21).
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shirley Christian Church.
May 1, 1924 – Apr. 19, 2004
Anna May McIlvain, 79, a resident of Kennard, died Monday, April 19 at the Middletown Nursing and Rehab Center after a battle with cancer. She was born May 1, 1924 in Kennard, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Flossie McIlvain.
Miss McIlvain retired in 1985 from General Motors in Anderson after 32 years of service. She was a member of UAW #662 and attended the Kennard Friends Church.
Survivors include first cousins, Carolyn (husband J.C.) Drysdale, Tom (wife Jean) Lewis, Phil (wife Joan) Lewis, Marjory (husband Dan) Harsh, Doris (husband Fred) Offutt, Jack (wife Rosemary) Lewis, Ellen Foust, Rose Holmes, Chlobelle Cullum, MaryAnn Stevens and Martha Jane Lawrence. Also Roger Ray, a widower of first cousin Lavone, neighbors who took good care of her lawns and every need, Bob and Misty Payne, John and Sue Ryan, Jr. and Barbara Doudman, Beth Pribble, Mary Ann and Gerald Strader.
Three brothers, Charlie, Harold and Marion McIlvain preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 23 at the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Howard Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 22.
PUBLISHED APRIL 28, 2004
May 23, 1920 – Apr. 27, 2004
Joseph Davis, 83, of Carthage died Tuesday, April 2 at his residence. He was born May 23, 1920 in Smith Creek, Ky., a son of the late Thomas and Eliza (Young) Davis.
Mr. Davis had lived in Carthage most of his life. He retired from Container Corp. following 29 years of service. He was a member of United Paper Workers Local 69 and a member of the Carthage Wesleyan Church.
On June 6, 1955, Davis married Virginia Steward Davis and she survives him. Other survivors include four sons, Joey (wife Carol) Davis of Southbridge, Mass., Brian (wife Judy) Davis of Carthage, Glenn (wife Angie) Davis of Carthage, and Tommy (wife Tammy) Davis of Carthage; one brother, James A. (wife Faye) Davis of Ft. Wayne; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Five brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 29 at the Carthage Wesleyan Church with Harold E. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Carthage Town Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Knightstown American Legion & VFW.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 28) at the church located on N. East St. in Carthage. Todd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carthage Wesleyan Church, N. East St., Carthage, IN 46115.
June 18, 1922 – Apr. 21, 2004
Former Greenfield resident, Clifton P. Zapf, 81, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, April 21 at the Odd Fellows Home in Greensburg. He was born June 18, 1922 in Hancock County, a son of the late Michael and Grace (Murphy) Zapf.
Mr. Zapf retired in 1986 from Ford Motor Co. in Indianapolis as a millwright. He owned Zapf Brothers Construction in Greenfield and was a partner in Bradbury’s Phillips 66 in Greenfield. He was a veteran of W.W. II, serving in the Marine Corps. Zapf was a member of the Golden Rule Lodge No. 16, F.& A.M. of Knightstown and Past Master, past member and Commander of York Rite at Knightstown, member of York Cross of Honor at Knightstown, past member of Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, past member of Murat Shrine and past member of Shrine of Henry County. He was a member of American Legion in Greenfield, V.F.W. of Greenfield and past president of the Charlottesville Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou (Hawks) Zapf of Greensburg; four daughters, Teresa Lynn Carlson of Greensburg, Janice Annette Niece of Bullhead City, Ariz., Jackueline Louise Moran of Morgantown, Cheryl Denise Gallagher of Greensburg; one son, Charles Michael Zapf of Knightstown; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Beulah Fishback of Lebanon; and several nieces and nephews.
Three sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 24 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Jerran Jackson officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Friday, April 23 with Masonic services at 7 p.m.