Banner Obituaries - June 2004
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PUBLISHED JUNE 2, 2004
May 9, 1978 – May 26, 2004
James W. Wright, 26, of Carthage, died May 26 at Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart. Born May 9, in Greenfield, he was the son of Jay and Terri Wood.
James was a supervisor for Burns Security Co. in Indianapolis. James was a 1996 graduate of Marion High School in Marion. On June 24, 2001, he married Amanda L. Heagy and she died December 5, 2003.
He is survived by one son, Brandon W. Wright; his parents, Jay and Terri Wood; one brother, Greg A. Wood; and grandparents, John and Mary Wood, all of Carthage. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, June 1 at Todd Funeral Home Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Rev. Randy Gross officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery.
Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
May 28, 1938 – May 30, 2004
Buddy F. Roland, 66, of Knightstown, died May 30 at University of Louisville (Ky.) Hospital. Born May 28, 1938, he was the son of Joseph and Elsie (Carlson) Roland and lived most of his life in Knightstown.
Mr. Roland was a retired truck driver. He was a member of Pendleton Amvets, Knightstown American Legion Post 152 and Greenfield V.F.W.
He is survvied by his parents; a daughter, Lisa (James) Cook of Knightstown; a brother, Jerry J. Roland of Knightstown; a grandson, Joey Roland; and a granddaughter, Charma Cook.
Funeral services are at Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown on Friday, June 4 at 1 p.m. with Past Gary Kirshoff officiating. Visitation is Friday, June 4 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Todd Funeral Home. Burial will take place following the service at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Knightstown American Legion Post 152 will conduct military graveside services.
PUBLISHED JUNE 9, 2004
June 10, 1921 – June 3, 2004
Carthage resident, Norma J. Brown, 82, died Thursday, June 3 in the Morristown Manor Nursing Home, Morristown. She was born June 10, 1921 in Rushville.
Mrs. Brown had lived most of her life in Carthage. She had been a bank teller/cashier at Carthage State Bank until her retirement. She was a member of the Fletcher United Methodist Church and graduated from Arlington High School in 1938. On May 10, 1941, she married Lowell Brown and he preceded her in death in 1995.
Survivors include one son, Jerry (wife Pennie) Brown of Arlington; one daughter, Linda Brown of Carthage; two brothers, Malcum (wife Donna) Fancher of Lawrence, and Bob (wife Betty) Fancher of Arlington; one sister, June Ball of Madison; and two grandsons, Brandon and Justin Greenwalt of Arlington.
Services were held Monday, June 7 at the Fletcher United Methodist Church in Carthage with Pastor Roger Campbell officiating. Burial was in Arlington East Hill Cemetery.
Visitation was held at the Todd Funeral Home, Carthage Chapel, Sunday, June 6.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fletcher United Methodist Church Youth Group.
Feb. 27, 1910 – June 1, 2004
Wilkinson resident, Gertrude I. Knox, 94, died Tuesday, June 1 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield following a short illness. She was born February 27, 1910 in Lafayette, a daughter of the late Chesney P. and Irene (Towers) Smith.
Mrs. Knox was a homemaker and a member of the Wilkinson Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Arthur Knox; two daughters, Carol (husband Herbert) Woollard of Crossville, Ill., and Barbara Knox of Wilkinson; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Lura Lehman of Lafayette; and several nieces and nephews.
Three brothers, Earl, Don and Mahlon Smith and three sisters, Iona Matrone, Arlene Hall and Belva Howarth preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 4 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home with Jeff Sawyer officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Thursday, June 3.
PUBLISHED JUNE 16, 2004
Nov. 19, 1949 – June 13, 1949
Tommie “Tom” W. Apple, 54, a resident of Wilkinson, died Sunday, June 13 in Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. He was born November 19, 1949 in Indianapolis, a son of Floyd and Ruth (Maxwell) Apple.
Mr. Apple retired from Inland Fisher Guide in Anderson.
Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Diane (O’Neal) Apple of Wilkinson; two daughters, Darlene Apple of Wilkinson and Christy (husband Todd) Stephenson of Fortville; his mother, Ruth Apple of Greenfield; four grandchildren; one brother, John Apple of Greenfield; one sister, Sue Smith of Shirley; and several nieces and nephews.
His father, Floyd Apple, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, June 16) in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Shirley Lukens officiating. Burial followed at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, June 15.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Hancock Memorial Hospital Foundation-Hospice Unit.
Aug. 27, 1981 – June 11, 2004
William J. Cummings, 22, of New Castle, died unexpectedly Friday, June 11 at the Henry County Memorial Hospital in New Castle. He was born August 27, 1981 in New Castle.
Cummings was an employee of Indiana Auto Fasteners in Greenfield. He enjoyed music, basketball, fishing and reading.
He is survived by his father, William H. Cummings and his mother, Gail (Isenberg) Chew, both of New Castle; his step-father, Ervin Chew of New Castle; his fiancée, Helene Weaver of New Castle; one daughter, Lauren Cummings and step-son, Austin Weaver, both of New Castle; one sister, Ardis Cummings of Broad Ripple; maternal grandmother, Delene Isenberg of Knightstown; paternal grandmother, Mary Cummings of New Castle; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Huel Cummings in 1999, his maternal grandfather, Eugene Isenberg in 1994, and maternal great-grandparents, John and Delma (Burton) McDonald.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 15 at the Main & Frame Funeral home in New Castle with the Rev. Gene Bennett officiating. Burial was in Green Hills Memory Gardens.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Monday, June 14.
Memorial contributions may be made to the children.
July 26, 1916 – June 13, 2004
Helen V. Bond, 87, of Greenfield died Sunday, June 13 at Hancock Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. She was born July 26, 1916 in Clinton County, a daughter of the late Omer and Minnie (Harper) Van Tyle.
A lifelong resident of Indiana, Mrs. Bond retired from Delco Remy Plant #10 in Anderson in May 1973 after 27 years of service. She had formerly been employed at Westwood Veterinary Clinic in Greenfield. She was devoted to her animals, especially to her cats that she showed for years. She was also a volunteer with the Hancock County Humane Society upon retiring.
Survivors include one son, Dale Bond of Katy, Texas;
one sister, Mary Striewe of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; several nieces and nephews
including Thomas J. Monroe of Lahobra, Calif., Sondra Brattain of New Castle,
Philip Van Tyle and Marcia Favorite, both of Lynn and Max Stubbs of Troy, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Virgil Van Tyle and a sister, Stella Bell.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday, June 16) at Hinsey Brown Funeral Service, New Castle with Rev. Clark Hobby officiating. Burial was in South Mound Cemetery.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, June 15.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Humane Society.
Sept. 4, 1938 – June 15, 2004
Rushville resident, Loren A. Thompson, 65, died Tuesday, June 15 at his residence. He was born September 4, 1938 in Johnson County, a son of the late Maxie and Oma Taylor Thompson. He married Carolyn Hacker on November 24, 1960 and she survives.
Thompson was a graduate of Union High in Johnson County and served as a Sergeant in the Indiana National Guard from 1956 to 1964. He had been a truck driver since 1957 and was retired from Fraley & Schilling Truck Co. in Rushville. He was a member of the New Castle Church of Christ.
Survivors besides his wife include two sons, Reed (wife Lynn) Thompson of Whiteland, and Max (wife Linda) Thompson of Connersville; two daughters, Robbin (husband Larry) Brown of Connersville, and Rhonda (husband Randy) Smith of Rushville; three brothers, Jason of Shelbyville, William of Columbus and Jerry of Nineveh; two sisters, Carrie Lee Koons and Dottie Harrison, both of Whiteland; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
One brother preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 18 at Todd Funeral Home in Rushville with Phil Morgan officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at the Center Christian Church cemetery in Mays.
Friends may call Thursday, June 17 from 2-8 p.m. at Todd Funeral Home.
PUBLISHED JUNE 23, 2004
June 29, 1931 – June 19, 2004
Knightstown resident, Norma J. McFarland, 72, died Saturday, June 19 at Regency Place Nursing Home in Greenfield. She was born June 29, 1931 in Milton, a daughter of the late Samual and Ester (Earlywine) Grooms.
Mrs. McFarland, a resident of Knightstown for 35 years, was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Robert McFarland; two sons, Kenneth (wife Cindy) Perry of Edinburgh, and Gary Perry of Edinburg; one daughter, Tina (husband Danny) Dunn of Middletown; two brothers, Paul Smith of Texas and Bobby Lee Smith of Cambridge City; one sister, Ruth Bright of Brookville; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
One son, one sister and one great-grandchild preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 23) at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery.
Visitation will be today from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
July 11, 1909 – June 17, 2004
Laura Irene Doub, 94, a resident of Knightstown died Thursday, June 17 at her residence. She was born July 11, 1909 in Bremen, a daughter of the late Delbert and Mabel (Haas) Neher.
Mrs. Doub had lived in Knightstown for 28 years. A former resident of Connersville, she had worked at Millers Cafeteria and the Hilton House Gift Shop, both in Connersville. She was a member of the Knightstown First Christian Church and had remained an active worker in all church activities. She was also a member of the Jolly Workers Home Ec Club. On April 27, 1929, Laura was married to James Leroy Doub and he preceded her in death September 29, 1952.
Survivors include four daughters, Margaret Wright of Richmond, Doris Dodson of Waltham, Mass., Esther (husband Dale) Brock of Spiceland, and Linda Lund of Beaumont, Texas; one sister, Violet Neher Leeper of Bremen; 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, one step-grandchild, five step-great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and six step-great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, one brother, two sisters and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Monday, June 21 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel. Burial was in Dale Cemetery at Connersville following the funeral.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Sunday, June 20.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Knightstown Christian Church or to Hancock Memorial Hospice.
July 10, 1925 – June 19, 2004
Carolyn Noland, 78, a resident of Markleville died Saturday, June 19 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. She was born July 10, 1925 in Sidney, a daughter of the late Floyd and Marie (Fox) Newcomer.
Mrs. Noland retired in 1982 from Henry County Memorial Hospital in New Castle as a nursing supervisor and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Shirley-Wilkinson United Methodist Church, Markleville Eastern Star #363, the Merrymakers Club and Killbuck Retirees.
Survivors include her husband, William Stanford Noland of Markleville; one daughter, Martha (husband Bob) Davis of Parker, Colo.; one son, Charles Noland of Markleville; six grandchildren; four sisters, Jeanette Tridle, Vivian Miller and Jo Ann Valentine, all of North Manchester, and Louise Goehler of California; one brother, Hubert Newcomer of North Manchester; and several nieces and nephews.
A brother, Ronald Newcomer, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 24 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Jeffery L. Mair officiating. Burial will follow in McCray Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. today, (Wednesday, June 23) with Eastern Star Services at 7 p.m.
May 29, 1946 – June 18, 2004
Markleville resident, Winifred G. Robertson, 58, died Friday, June 18 at his residence. He was born Mary 29, 1946 in Elwood, a son of Glen E. and Nellie Alice (Adams) Robertson.
Mr. Robertson retired from Guide Lamp in Anderson and was an avid race fan, mushroom hunter and pool player. He enjoyed rebuilding garden tractors.
Survivors include three daughters, Angela (husband Joe) Adams of Knightstown, Marcie Joe Robertson of Greenfield and Mariah Kay Robertson of Markleville; his mother, Nellie Alice Gilley of Owenton, Ky.; four grandchildren, one brother, Robert Surber of Owenton, Ky.; one sister, Maria Surber of Markleville; and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Glen E. Robertson in 1949; two brothers, Ferrill Adams and Patrick Robertson.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. this morning (Wednesday, June 23) in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Joseph Kortz officiating. Burial was in Mendon Cemetery in Pendleton.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, June 22.
John S. Winslow
Oct. 9, 1929 - Apr. 25, 2004
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. at the Todd Funeral Home Saturday, June 25 for John S. Winslow. Rev. David Bonne will officiate.
Mr. Winslow, a native of Carthage, was a resident of Albany, Ga. He spent the majority of his adult life in the Indianapolis and Chicago area. For the past 20 years, he spent his life traveling and working all over America in such places as Honolulu, Las Cruces, N.M., Orlando, Fla., Exeter, Mo., Jackson, Tenn. and finally settled in Albany for the last 10 years.
He is survived by his first wife, Mary and son Bentley of Hammond; son Bryan and grandsons, Lance, Michael and Ian of San Diego, Calif.; second wife, Rose and daughter, Maggie of Albany, Ga.; brother Jim of Lima, Ohio; and sister Sue of Bloomington. One son, John II preceded him in death.
Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Carthage.
(Editor's note: According to the Social Security Death Index, Mr. Winslow was born October 9, 1929 and died April 25, 2004.)
PUBLISHED JUNE 30, 2004
Oct. 13, 1999 – June 25, 2004
Jordyn Makayla Vaughn, age four, died Friday, June 25 at her Shirley residence. She was born October 13, 1999 in Shelbyville, a daughter of Robert and Rebecca (VanDuyn) Vaughn.
Surviving are her parents of Shirley, two sisters, Ashlee Page Sullivan and Kelsey Roberta Reanne Vaughn, both of Shirley; paternal grandparents, Gary Duane and Sheryl Ann Vaughn of Shirley; paternal grandmother, Kathy Lynn Woods of Michigan; maternal grandparents, Larry Lee and Dorothy VanDuyn of Knightstown; uncle, Brian Alan Vaughn of Shirley; uncle, Greg VanDuyn of Shelbyville; uncle and aunt, Jeff and Darla VanDuyn of Morristown; uncle and aunt, Doug and Melissa VanDuyn of Shelbyville; aunt, Amber Nicole Woods of Lake Orion, Mich.; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by grandmother, Lois R. VanDuyn and great-grandfather, Richard E. Vaughn.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, (Wednesday, June 30) in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Larry Basey and Rev. Trent Riley officiating. Burial will follow in McCray Cemetery.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, June 29.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Condo & Son Funeral Home, P.O. Box 128, Wilkinson, IN 46186 to help cover funeral expenses.
April 7, 1928 – June 24, 2004
Anderson resident, Robert A. Willis, 76, died Thursday, June 24 in Community Hospital in Anderson. He was born April 7, 1928 in Shirley, a son of the late Lester and Gladys (Thompson) Willis.
Mr. Willis retired after 37 years of service from Delco Remy in Anderson and had also worked for the New York Central Railroad. He was a member of the Shirley Masonic Lodge #531, Indianapolis Scottish Rite, Daybreak Wesleyan Church in Lapel, CB’R “The Golden Voice of White River Valley” and UAW 662.
Surviving are his wife Barbara (Smith) Willis of Anderson; one son, James (wife Diana) Willis of Anderson; two daughters, Karen (husband, Joe) Harris of Lawrence, and Laura (husband David) Cardwell of Anderson; eight grandchildren; six brothers, Joe Willis and Roy Willis, both of Markleville, Jerry Willis of Huber Heights, Ohio, Denzil Willis of Wilkinson, and David Willis and Jerome Willis, both of Florida; three sisters, Ruth Loar, Eleanor Rumler and Laura Willis, all of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, twin siblings, first wife, Roberta Willis and one brother, Sam Willis.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 29 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Robert Payey officiating. Burial was at Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
Visitation and Masonic services were held at the funeral home Monday, June 28.
Mar. 12, 1922 – June 27, 2004
Dr. Philip “Ted” Parker, 82, a resident of Plainfield, died Sunday, June 27 in his residence. He was born March 12, 1922 in Knightstown, a son of the late Philip P. and Hilda Callahan Parker.
Dr. Parker was veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a veterinarian for several years, retiring in 1987. A graduate of Oklahoma State University school of veterinary science, he received a BS from Indiana University and a MS from IUPUI in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Plainfield United Methodist Church, the Plainfield Optimist Club, Toastmaster Club, Plainfield Elks Lodge #2186, Plainfield Eagles Lodge #3207, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, American Legion and Police Commissioner for Plainfield.
He married Jane O’Bannon on September 4, 1949 in Corydon and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Ann Parker and one brother, Dr. James C. Parker.
A son, Philip O’Bannon Parker and an infant daughter preceded him in death.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 1 in Plainfield United Methodist with Dr. Ann Glass officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30 in Hall-Baker Funeral Home in Plainfield.
Memorial contributions can be made to Plainfield United Methodist Church, 600 Simmons, Plainfield, IN 46168 or to the Phoenix Assistance Dogs, P.O. Box 81, Wyatt, IN 46595.
May 27, 1925 – June 27, 2004
Kathleen “Kathy” Pierce, 79 of New Castle died unexpectedly Sunday, June 27 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born May 27, 1925 in Rowen County, Ky., a daughter of the late Willard and Della (Bowen) McDonald.
Mrs. Pierce was employed at RCA in Indianapolis for 13 years. A 1945 graduate of Spiceland High School, she was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Dunreith. She loved to sew, birdwatch, garden and drive the pilot car while her husband, a truck driver, moved mobile homes.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Homer G. Pierce of New Castle; three daughters, Leda Kay (husband David) Posey of Slocomb, Ala., Tamara Tucker of Osceola and Vickie L. (husband Thad) Richardson of Spiceland; three granddaughters, April (husband Richard) Sparks of Elkhart, Amy (husband Bill) Upchurch of New Castle and Megan (husband Robert) Chandler of Spiceland; seven great-grandchildren; two step-grandsons, Tim Richardson of Rushville and Travis (wife Danielle) Richardson of Indianapolis; two step-great-grandsons; one step-great-granddaughter; one sister, Marcella Walgamuth of New Castle; one brother, Herndon (wife Mayme) McDonald of Syracuse and two sisters-in-law, Ileta McDonald of Knightstown and Helen McDonald of Spiceland.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James McDonald and Willard McDonald, Jr., and one sister, Ella Imogene Denney.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, June 30) at Liberty Baptist Church in Dunreith with Rev. Tim Dice officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.
Visitation was held Tuesday, June 29 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle.
Memorial contributions may be given to Liberty Baptist Church with envelopes available at the funeral home.