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PUBLISHED MARCH 3, 2004
Aug. 4, 1925 – Feb. 29, 2004
Norman E. Leisure, 78, of rural Knightstown, died unexpectedly Sunday, February 29 in Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. He was born August 4, 1925 in Indianapolis, a son of the late Lloy and Gladys (Sleeth) Leisure.
Norman was in the U.S. Navy in World War II and served as a crewmember of LST #498. He was also a survivor of D-Day, as he was a member of the first troops landing at Normandy.
Mr. Leisure had lived in Knightstown most of his life. He was a member of the Knightstown Christian Church, Knightstown American Legion and Golden Rule Lodge 316, F & AM. He was a beloved husband and father.
Survivors include his wife DeLois M. (Dee) Leisure whom he married August 6, 1945; two sons, Reginald (wife Jacqueline) Leisure and Thomas Earl Leisure, both of Knightstown; one daughter, Leah Brownfield of Indianapolis; one brother, Eugene (wife Velma) Leisure of Carthage; one sister, Maxine (husband Wendell) Clark of Knightstown; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 3) at Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Rev. Richard Thayer and Rev. Mervin Kilmer officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery with military services by Knightstown American Legion Post #152 and VFW.
Visitation was at the funeral home Tuesday, March 2.
Mar. 10, 1918 – Feb. 26, 2004
G. Francelia Fields, 85, a resident of Grant City, died Thursday, February 26 in Henry County Hospital in New Castle. She was born March 10, 1918 in Waynesboro, Penn., a daughter of the late Oscar and Ida (Maunn) Naugle.
Mrs. Fields was a homemaker and attended the Grant City Wesleyan Church.
Survivors include her husband, Wesley Fields of Grant City; two sons, Douglas Fields of Muncie, and Terry (wife Janet) Fields of Kennard; four grandchildren, Jason (wifeTina) Hazelett of Ft. Wayne, Jeff (wife Jennifer) Hazelett of Richmond, Michelle Cruse of Kennard, and Chanda (husband Brandon) Hastings of Kennard; nine great-grandchildren, Haley Cruse, Sidney and Grace Hastings, Paige, Chloe, Jayda, Zach, Alec and Ethan Hazelett; two sisters, Rebecca Hoover of Pennsylvania and Lucille Edwards of Arkansas; one sister-in-law, Ruth Cox of Grant City; a brother-in-law, Clovis Fields of Greenfield; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Miriam Nace and Ethelyn Tallent and one brother, Lloyd Naugle.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 28 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Bro. Larry Bassey officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Friday, February 27.
Apr. 11, 1927 – Feb. 22, 2004
Betty J. Williams, 76, of Middletown died Sunday, February 22 at the Garden Manor Extended Care Center. She was born April 11, 1927 in Rock Hill, S.C., a daughter of the late L.J. and Sophie (Standafer) Shillinglaw.
Mrs. Williams worked as a nurse for Dr. Leonard Wiatt. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Monroe.
She is survived by a daughter, Becky (husband Norman) Kepner of Middletown; three grandchildren, Matt (wife Constance) Kepner of Middletown, Jason (wife Patty) Kepner of Trenton, Amanda (husband Kelly) Hunter of Phoenix, Ariz.; three great-grandchildren, Kevin, Kaitlynne and Kyle Kepner; one sister, Kathleen Campbell of Middletown; and two brothers, Bill Shillinglaw of Hunter, and Jim Shillinglaw of Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Williams in 1975; a son, Kevin Williams in 1970; and a brother, Jack Shillinglaw in 1997.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 25 at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck Wolfinbarger officiating. Burial was in Woodside Cemetery.
PUBLISHED MARCH 10, 2004
May 18, 1947 – Mar. 4, 2004
Knightstown resident, Brenda J. Moore, 56, died Thursday, March 4 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. She was born May 18, 1947 in Elwood, a daughter of James and Beatrice “Helen” (Davis) Butcher Sr. of Shirley.
Ms. Moore had worked for Estell Ambulance Service and the Shirley Post Office. She was a member of the Shirley Christian Church.
Surviving are her parents; three sons, Howard (wife Carla) Moore of Greenfield, Harold (wife Peggy) Moore of Greensboro and Jerry Moore of Spiceland; six grandchildren, Brianna, Victoria, Harold Jr., Kyle, Aubrey and Justin; two brothers, Jim (wife Judy) Butcher of Fortville and William (wife Paula) Butcher of Shirley; several nieces and nephews; and a good friend, Rich Everhart.
Her husband, Howard Malcom Moore and a brother, Donald Butcher, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 8 at the Condo & Son Funeral Home with Rev. James Hill officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.
Visitation was held prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Dec. 16, 1918 – Mar. 5, 2004
Rosemary Haynes, 85, a resident of Pendleton, died Friday, March 4 at Regency Place Healthcare Center in Greenfield. She was born December 16, 1918 in Shirley, a daughter of the late Frank and Rosie Jane (Simmons) Keck.
Mrs. Haynes retired from the Housekeeping Dept. of Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield and had also worked at National Tile in Anderson and the Shirley Canning Factory. She attended the Maple Grove Community Church. Rosemary loved quilting, crocheting and leather crafts.
Survivors include one son, Laurel Eugene “Gene” (wife Gerri) Haynes of Pendleton; one grandson, Dennis (wife Pat) Haynes of Markleville; one granddaughter, Teresa (husband Brent) Sitton of Pendleton; two great-grandsons, Trent Haynes of Shirley and Jason Haynes of Markleville; one great-granddaughter, Andrea Sitton of Pendleton; one great-great-granddaughter, Emma Haynes of Shirley; one sister, Bessie Helsley of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Laurel Haynes in 1970; a sister, Mable Wales; and two brothers, Arthur and Noble Keck.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 9 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. David Perry officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery, Wilkinson.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Monday, March 8.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.
Sept. 25, 1912 – Mar. 6, 2004
Former Rush County resident, Vivian V. Wilson, 91, of Indianapolis, died Saturday, March 6 at Cambridge Manor in Indianapolis. She was born September 25, 1912 in Rush County, a daughter of the late Elmer E. and Flora Mae (Graham) Hunt.
Mrs. Wilson had lived in Fortville, 1992-2001, before moving to Indianapolis. Most of her life, however, she had lived in Rush County near Mays. A homemaker, she retired in 1981 as the Center Christian Church organist of 41 years and as the church secretary of 39 years. She was a member of the Center Christian Church and the Mays Study Club. Vivian graduated from Carthage High School with the class of 1930. Vivian married Paul Wilson October 15, 1930 and he preceded her in death October 2, 1979.
Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca (husband Fred) Lee of Indianapolis, and Karen (husband Louis) Dice of Kokomo; one brother, Robert Hunt of Greenfield; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren and six step-great-great-grandchildren.
Two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 11 at Center Christian Church with Ron Sams officiating. Burial will be in Center Cemetery in Rush County.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 10) at Moster & Cox Mortuary in Rushville.
The family request memorial contributions be made to the Center Christian Church and the American Heart Association.
Dec. 4, 1919 – Mar. 7, 2004
Harold W. Williams, 84, of Shirley, died Sunday, March 7 at The Heritage House of New Castle, following an extended illness. He was born December 4, 1919 in Westwood, a son of the late Luther L. and Zola B. (Beeson) Williams.
A self-employed plastering contractor, he had worked in the central Indiana area for many years. Mr. Williams was a member of the Shirley Gospel Mission.
Survivors include his wife: Lorraine (Moss) Williams, whom he married August 1, 1942; seven children, Bruce (wife Betty) Williams of Grafton, W.V., Sherry (husband Jimmy) Bender of Shelbyville, Tenn., Rich (wife Nancy) Williams of Indianapolis, Greg (wife Glenda) Williams of Dover, Tenn., Dawn (husband Larry) Bennett of New Castle, Brooke Duvall of Fishers, and Lance (wife Julie) Williams of Houston, Texas; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janet (husband Jim) Crider of Shirley and Sara Lou (husband Bob) Stout of Margate, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, one son, Douglas Williams, and two brothers, Charles and Gerald Williams preceded him in death.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, March 10) at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service – Knightstown Chapel on S.R. 109 with Reverends Charles Riggs and Dale Riggs officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hills Memory Gardens.
Visitation was held at the Knightstown Chapel Tuesday, March 9.
Mar. 8, 1909 – Mar. 8, 2004
Former Shirley resident, Mary E. (Brooks) Jackson, 95, of Clear Water, Fla., died Monday, March 8 in Laurel Park Nursing Home in Stockbridge, Ga. She was born March 8, 1909 in Shirley, a daughter of the late Herbert and Ola (Koontz) Brooks.
Mrs. Jackson was a former employee of Delco Remy of Anderson.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Jackson of Stockbridge, Ga.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Florence Reger; two nieces and one nephew.
Her husband, Morris H. Jackson, preceded her in death in 2001.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 12 at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown with Rev. Jim Jackson officiating.
Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson is in charge of arrangements.
Donations may be made to the Shirley Friends Church.
Oct. 10, 1942 – Mar. 7, 2004
Noblesville resident, Kenneth Wayne Blue, 61, died Sunday, March 7 at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville. He was born October 10, 1942, a son of the late Cleon and June Blue.
Mr. Blue was a professional truck driver for 40 years, retiring in 2003. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Morristown American Legion.
Surviving are his wife, Karen S. Blue of Noblesville; one stepdaughter, Lisa S. Rees of Noblesville; two stepsons, Kenneth R. Wright of Noblesville and Stephen R. Wright of Madison, Wisc.; and three step-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, March 11 at Riverside Cemetery in Noblesville with Rev. Craig Dahler officiating. There will be no visitation.
Nov. 29, 1935 - Mar. 8, 2004
Clarence “Te” Edmondson, 68, of Wabash and formerly of New Castle, died Monday, March 8 at the Moffett Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. He was born Nov. 29, 1935.
Edmondson was a retired supervisor of Public Service Indiana and was an avid fisherman.
Local survivors include a daughter, Linda (husband Jay) Stearns and grandson, Tayler Stearns, all of Knightstown.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 14 at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home on Highway 15, north of Wabash.
Calling will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 13 at the funeral home.
PUBLISHED MARCH 17, 2004
Dec. 23, 1926 – Mar. 14, 2004
A longtime resident of Knightstown, Dorothy L. Deck, 77, died Sunday, March 14 in Henry Co. Memorial Hospital in New Castle. She was born December 23, 1926 in New Castle, a daughter of the late Claud and Lena Estel (Paul) Shadoin.
Dorothy had lived in Knightstown most of her life. She was a member of Knightstown United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, B.P.W., Pricilla Club, Henry County Homemakers Club, Altrusa Club and the American Legion Auxiliary. She graduated from Kennard High School with the class of 1947. She married Carl Deck on August 6, 1947 and he preceded her in death October 7, 1995.
Survivors include special friend, James Perry of Knightstown; special friends, Mike and Nancy Peyton of Knightstown; two brothers, Robert (wife Agnas) Shadoin of Springfield, Mo., and William (wife Jo) Shadoin of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, a son and one brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, March 17) at the Knightstown United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Brackney officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown.
Visitation was held at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel, Tuesday, March 16.
Memorial contributions may be made to the B.P.W. Scholarship Fund or the Knightstown High School Athletic Fund.
Feb. 22, 1921 – Mar. 13, 2004
Knightstown resident, Thelma L. McRoberts, 83, died Saturday, March 13 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. She was born February 22, 1921 in Muses Mills, Ky., a daughter of the late Fred and Margaret (Fisher) Pitts.
Mrs. McRoberts worked as a secretary for New Castle Schools. She had lived in Knightstown most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Knightstown Wesleyan Church. She married Oral McRoberts on February 22, 1939 and he preceded her in death on July 28, 1991.
She is survived by one daughter, Carol (husband Richard) Moore of Carthage; one brother, Ivan Pitts, Pendleton; two grandchildren, Robert A. Moore and Cyndy (husband Jeff) Butler; and five great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, six brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Services were held Tuesday, March 16 at Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel with Rev. Roger Abraham officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Monday, March 15.
Jan. 14, 1920 – Mar. 13, 2004
Margaret J. (Brouhard) Conner, 84, of Greenfield, died Saturday, March 13 at Kindred Health Care in Greenwood. She was born January 14, 1920 in Hancock County, a daughter of the late Ora and Effie May (Barrett) Brouhard.
Mrs. Conner graduated from Greenfield High School in 1938 and married Carl E. Conner on August 11, 1938. The homemaker was a member of the ABC Club in Brandywine Township, Fountaintown Christian Church, the Joy Club and the Mites Society.
Surviving are three sons, Tom Conner of Mooresville, David Conner and Donald Conner, both of Fountaintown; two daughters, Marjorie Tracy of Morristown and Janell Parish of Kennard; two sisters, Charlotte Kingery and Madge Wilson, both of Greenfield; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Carl E. Conner on December 9, 1965; a son, John E. Conner on December 5, 2002; and brothers, Bob Brouhard and Lawrence Brouhard.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, March 17) at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield with Pastor Michael Smith officiating. Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery.
Visitation was held Tuesday, March 16 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fountaintown Christian Church, 797 W. Brookville Road, New Palestine, IN 46163, or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Patty Cook, 426 Hamilton St., Fortville, IN 46040.
Aug. 15, 1920 – Mar. 14, 2004
E. Juanita McIntosh, 83, of Knightstown, died Sunday, March 14 at Henry County Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. She was born August 15, 1920 in Eli, Ky., a daughter of the late George and Etter (Withers) Wilson.
A Knightstown area resident for over 56 years, she was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Russell County, Ky. She attended school at Free Union School on Gosser Ridge in Russell County, Ky. A homemaker, she loved cooking, sewing, fishing and camping with her husband and family.
Survivors include a daughter, Sylvia (husband Bill) Hatfield of Knightstown; one stepson, Jackie (wife Anita) McIntosh of Spiceland; two stepdaughters, Jerri (husband Dory) Gross of Cambridge City and Judy Rucker of Carthage; daughter-in-law, Kathleen McIntosh of Paintlick, Ky.; two grandchildren, Julia (husband Todd) Lawhorne of Knightstown and Adam Hatfield of Tucson, Ariz.; 12 step-grandchildren, Dr. David (wife Connie) McIntosh of Muncie, Teresa McIntosh of Lexington, Ky., Mary McIntosh of Paintlick, Ky., Anthony Ray of Arlington, Darla (husband Jeff) VanDuyne of Morristown, Jimmy (wife Sandra) Rucker of Cambridge City, Danyelle (husband James) Moore of Morristown, Scott (wife Shellie) McIntosh of New Castle, Eric McIntosh of Hagerstown, Shari Foust (husband Clyde) Cochrane of Bloomington, Laurallee Rucker of Carthage and Edward Rucker, Jr. of Indianapolis; two great-grandchildren; 27 step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jo Buckley and Jeanette (husband Carlo) Hooker, both of Knightstown, and Sara McIntosh (husband John) of Huntington; two brothers, Gene (wife Lavada) Wilson of Carthage, and Ned (wife Susie) Wilson of Knightstown; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn D. McIntosh; stepson, David McIntosh; a brother, Arva Wilson; and a sister, Vickie Harris.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 18 at Smyrna Baptist Church in Spiceland with Rev. Larry Delon and Rev. Randy Gross officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 at Smyrna Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church, Faith Chapel Church and Mays Lions Club with envelopes available at the church.
Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
July 19, 1963 – Mar. 12, 2004
Judy Ann Langley, 40, of New Castle died Friday, March 12 in I.U. Medical Center, Indianapolis. She was born July 19, 1963 in Rushville, a daughter of Kenneth and Sally (Aker) Smith.
Judy attended Knightstown High School. She was a homemaker and enjoyed book collecting and reading.
She is survived by her husband David, whom she married September 18, 1981; her mother, Sally Smith of Knightstown; three step-children, Brad (wife Jennen) of Ohio, Amy (husband Mark) of Ohio, and Jennifer of Nebraska; six step-grandchildren; grandmother, Lois Smith of Shelbyville; mother-in-law, Evelyn Langley of Shirley; one brother, Jack (wife Penny) Grizzell of Knightstown; four sisters, Debbie (husband Jack) Catron of New Castle, Loretta Penn of New Castle, Tammy (husband Danny) Chew of Lewisville, and Cindy Hamilton of Knightstown; and several nieces and nephews.
Her father, grandfather Fred Smith and brother-in-law, Nate Hamilton, preceded her in death.
Services were held Tuesday, March 16 Marcum-Troxell Community Funeral Home with burial in Asberry Cemetery in Morristown.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Monday, March 15.
PUBLISHED MARCH 24, 2004
Jan. 21, 1926 – Mar. 22, 2004
Virginia I. Roland, 78, a resident of Knightstown, died Monday, March 22 at Brandywine Manor Convalescent Center in Greenfield. She was born January 21, 1926 in Indianapolis, a daughter of the late Vernon and Sara Ellen (Gentry) Roberts.
Mrs. Roland was a florist in Knightstown and Greenfield. She is also a former member of the Christian Church of Knightstown.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Roland of Knightstown; one daughter, Judith Sloan of Knightstown; one son, Gary (wife Judith Ann) Roland of Mesa, Ariz.; six grandchildren; Amy Wisehart, Angie Black Kilgore, Amanda Sloan, Emily Sloan, Brandon Roland and Clinton Roland; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Roberts of Tampa, Fla., and Arthur Vernon Roberts of Mesa, Ariz.; three sisters, Wilma Craig of Portland, Ore., Christina Timm of New Palestine, and Jane Page of St. George, Utah; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 26 at the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 25.
Mar. 13, 1922 – Mar. 21, 2004
Former Knightstown resident, Doris L. Grigson, 82, of New Castle, died Sunday, March 21 Heritage House Nursing Home. She was born March 13, 1922 in Rushville, a daughter of the late Charles and Ines (Frampton) Gorman.
Mrs. Grigson retired from the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Raysville Friends Church and a 1940 graduate of Knightstown High School.
Surviving are one son, George (wife Patricia) Grigson of New Castle; one daughter, Nona Mae (husband Tim) Bazzell of Panama City, Fla.; one brother, Ralph Gorman of New Castle; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Two brothers preceded her in death.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 24) at Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel, Knightstown with Rev. Chris Sitler officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, March 23.
PUBLISHED MARCH 31, 2004
Mar. 14, 1921 – Mar. 28, 2004
Crystal McClarnon, 83, of Greenfield died Sunday, March 28. She was born March 14, 1921 in Shirley and was a daughter of the late Mabel (Orr) and John Rigney.
Mrs. McClarnon worked at the Wilkinson Telephone Company and Smith Grocery in Wilkinson. She was also employed for 25 years by Dr. Robert W. Kuhn. She attended both the Wilkinson and Shirley high schools. Mrs. McClarnon was an active member of the Lilac Literary Club, Shirley Order of the Eastern Star #492 and the Wilkinson Church of Christ.
She is survived by one daughter, Marcia (husband Tom) Fettinger of Greenfield; two grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one sister, Martha Byers of Centralia, IL, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. McClarnon was preceded in death by her husband, William McClarnon, in 1982. Two brothers, Dallas and Gene Rigney, and two sisters, Elsie Day and Lucile Eakin, also preceded her in death.
Private graveside services will be held for the family at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Condo & Son Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Oct. 1, 1924 – Mar. 25, 2004
Former Knightstown resident, Edythe Simmons Snider, 79, of Lake Lemon, Unionville, died March 25 at Caring Hands Health Care Center in Peru. She was born October 1, 1924 in Hancock County, a daughter of the late Frank Paul and Ina Jones Simmons. She was married on May 2, 1942 to Max D. Snider, who died May 8, 1997.
Mrs. Snider was retired from First National Insurance, was a member of the Business and Professional women’s Club, Little Union Church and was active in several church and civic organizations.
She is survived by two daughters, Jane Snider Grund of Culver, and Mary Janet Snider of Logansport; Grandchildren, Dr. Andrew and Jama Grund Lidral of Iowa City, Iowa, and James David and Shawna Grund of Peru; four great-grandchildren, Joseph, Hannah and Erin Lidral and Mallori Grund; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A brother, Myron Paul Simmons, also preceded her in death.
Services were held Monday, March 29 at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson. Burial was in Harlan Cemetery in Hancock County.
Visitation was held at the funeral home prior to the services on Monday.
Nov. 22, 1920 – Mar. 27, 2004
Margaret Mae Cochrel, 83, a resident of Pendleton, died Saturday, March 27 at Rawlings House in Pendleton. She was born November 22, 1920 in New Castle, a daughter of the late Vernon and Eva (Gordon) Harwood.
Mrs. Cochrel had worked in the kitchen at the Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas and attended the Nazarene Church in New Castle.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary (husband James) Thompson of Pendleton, and Peggy (husband Russell) Willoughby of New Castle; one sister, Roberta Koontz of Mooreland; 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Cochrel in 1983, a son Robert Cochrel, Jr. in 1995, two grandsons and two great-grandsons.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 30 in the Condo & Son Funeral home with burial in Green Hills Memory Gardens in New Castle.
Visitation was held Monday, March 29 at the funeral home.