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 PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 3, 2004

Ann Carey Bartle

July 27, 1909 – Oct. 26, 2004

Lifelong resident of Knightstown, Ann (Carey) Bartle, 95, died Tuesday, October 26 in Regency Place Nursing Home, Greenfield. She was born July 27, 1909 in Knightstown, a daughter of the late Vernon Carey and Harriet Pritchard Carey Esson.

Ann was secretary to the superintendent of Knightstown Schools for 31 years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of the Knightstown Friends Church, Tri Kappa Sorority and the Knightstown Historical Society.

She married Chester D. Bartle on October 5, 1930 and he preceded her in death September 7, 1973.

Surviving are two daughters, Sue (husband Tom) Lawrence of Knightstown and Sara (husband Bill) Lowe of Arizona; one brothers, Joseph Carey of Kerrville, Texas; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and one niece and one nephew.

Services were held Friday, October 29 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel with Rev. Mervin Kilmer and Rev. Chris Sitler officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Thursday, October 28.

 

Mada J. Riddle

Sept. 5, 1922 – Oct. 26, 2004

Mada J. Riddle, 82, former resident of Knightstown, died Tuesday, October 26 at the Waters in New Castle. She was born September 5, 1922 in Clinton Co., Ky., a daughter of the late Tas and Minnie (Melton) Stailey.

Mrs. Riddle, a homemaker, had worked at Thompsons Restaurant in Knightstown. She was a member of the Spiceland Church of the Nazarene and the Straughn and Knightstown Brotherhood and Sisterhood.

Survivors include four children, Phyllis Harris of Wilkinson, Max (wife Melba) Riddle of Greensboro, Avis (husband Bill) Hughson of New Castle and Lewis (wife Judy) Riddle of Shirley; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Irene (husband Bill) Hall of New Castle, Elizabeth (husband Lee) Cecil of Albany, Ky., Ida “Billie” Sloan of New Castle and Etta Mae (husband Lyle) Dotson of Jackson, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse James Riddle in 1974; a son, James Donald Riddle in 1941; two sisters, Bessie Gregory and Edna Orr; and two infant brothers.

Services were held Saturday, October 30 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel with the Rev. Gene Bennett officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Friday, October 29.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., American Heart Society, or National Lung Association.

 

Oliver H. Longwell

May 1, 1915 – Oct. 30, 2004

Morristown resident, Oliver H. “Pete” Longwell, 89, died Saturday, October 30 in Morristown. He was born May 1, 1915 in Henry County, a son of the late David Alfred and Ruby Fern (Reid) Longwell.

Mr. Longwell was a local representative of Public Service for 45 years, retiring in 1980. He was a 1932 graduate of Spiceland High School. He served in the United States Army as a Tech Sgt. with the Signal Corp. He was a 50-year member of the Morristown American Legion, had been a leader of the Boy and Cub Scouts and a commissioner of the District. He was also a member of the Morristown Lions Club, member of Morristown Chamber of Commerce, receiving the Man of the Year award in 1978 and received an award for being the outstanding Boy Scout Commissioner.

On June 24, 1945, he married Roberta June “Bobbie” Gladback and she preceded him in death September 6, 1982.

Surviving are one son, David A. (wife Debra) Longwell of Morristown; two daughters, Becky Longwell of Morristown and Judy (husband James) Andis of Morristown; six grandchildren, James D, Andrew K. and Angela K. Longwell, Traci L. Roberts, Courtney and Michael Andis; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Anna Goodlin of Ogden.

Also preceding him in death besides his parents and wife were one sister and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 4 at the Frazier Funeral Home in Morristown with Rev. Carolyn Stoten officiating. Interment will be in Asbury Cemetery with military rites by the Morristown American Legion.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 3) at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morristown Boy Scouts with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

Velma McDonald

June 30, 1929 – Nov. 1, 2004

Velma McDonald, 75, a resident of Wilkinson, died Monday, November 1 in Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. She was born June 30, 1929 in Shirley, a daughter of the late Donald and Florence (Miller) Willis.

Mrs. McDonald retired from the Dollar General Store in Knightstown and had also worked at Hancock Memorial Hospital for 10 years. She was a member of the Shirley-Wilkinson United Methodist Church. She was an avid camper, loved to crochet and work with plastic canvas.

Survivors include a daughter, Diana Wisehart of Wilkinson; one son, Allen McDonald of Connersville; four grandchildren, Rodney Wisehart of Shirley, Tammy Woods of New Castle, Dewight McDonald of Milton and Jennifer Baldwin of Centerville; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Viola Irwin of Indianapolis; two brothers, Don Willis of Shirley and Howard Willis of Sulphur Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennie McDonald in 1997; two brothers, Herbert and Kenneth Willis; a sister, Gladys Irene Willis; and a niece, Denise Ann Willis.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 5 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Jeff Mair officiating.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, November 4.

 

Rosemary Vest

Oct. 28, 1923 – Nov. 1, 2004

Rosemary Vest, 81, a resident of Knightstown, died Monday, November 1 in Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. She was born October 28, 1923 in Knightstown, a daughter of the late Henry and Verla (Scott) Jordan.

Mrs. Vest was a homemaker and babysitter for many years with Pamela Crawford. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed golf.

Surviving are three daughters, Becky (husband James) Linville of New Castle, Bonnie (husband Gilbert) Perkins of New Castle, and Myla Rose (husband John W.) French of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Terri Greenwalt, Beth Clark, John Greenwalt, Jerome Perkins, Rebecca Cole and Monte Ray Perkins; four step-grandchildren, Pamela Sue French, Kenneth French, Tim Linville and Scott Linville; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband, Dennis E. Vest; grandson, Dennis Greenwalt, four brothers, Zelpho Jordan, Harold Jordan, David Jordan and Max E. Jordan; two sisters, Helen Green and Virginia Wilson.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 6 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Paul Gearhardt officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Patty Cook, 426 Hamilton St., Fortville, IN 46040 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.

 

 PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 10, 2004

Judith Ann Dugger

Nov. 12, 1943 – Nov. 2, 2004

Judith Ann (Kennedy) Dugger, 60, of Greenfield died Tuesday, November 2 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. She was born November 12, 1943 in Rushville, a daughter of Raymond and Edna (Newsom) Kennedy.

Mrs. Dugger grew and went to high school in Carthage, graduating in 1961. She graduated from St. Louis University in 1973. The homemaker was member of the Cumberland Christian Church, Kappa Kappa Kappa, Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Greenfield Community Choir.

She first married Robert Gower Dugger who preceded her in death; she then married Gordon Glen Dugger, who survives. Other survivors include her mother, Edna Nelle Kennedy of Morristown; one daughter, Nikki Dugger of Greenfield; and a brother, Lynn Kennedy of Connersville.

Services were held Saturday, November 6 at Fletcher United Methodist Church of Carthage with Pastor Roger Campbell officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

Visitation was held at the Todd Funeral Home, Carthage Chapel Friday, November 5.

Memorials may be made to Fletcher United Methodist or to the American Cancer Society.

 

James Bradley Carter

Aug. 16, 1955 – Nov. 2, 2004

James Bradley “Brad” Carter, 49, of Knightstown, died Tuesday, November 2 at his residence. He was born August 16, 1955 in Indianapolis, a son of Abie and Nancy (Beaman) Carter.

He was a graduate of Ball State University where he worked in the library.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary A. Carter at home; his mother, Nancy J. Carter of Bargersville; his father, Abie L. Carter of LaCrosse; two aunts, Roberta Beaman of Indianapolis and Mina Wolf of LaPorte; and several cousins.

A brother, Michael L. Carter and an uncle, Jack Beaman, preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, November 9 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel. Visitation was held prior to the service on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Carter Scholarship Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

 PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 17, 2004

Horace J. Wilkinson

May 30, 1913 – Nov. 13, 2004

Shirley resident, Horace J. Wilkinson, 91, died Saturday, Nov. 13 at Riverwalk Village Healthcare Center in Noblesville. He was born May 30, 1913 in Henry County, a son of the late Albert and Emma (Cronk) Wilkinson.

Mr. Wilkinson retired from Delco Remy in Anderson. He was a 50-year member and past master of the Shirley Masonic Lodge F & AM #531 and was a lifelong golfer.

Surviving are two sons, Gary (wife Anita) Wilkinson of Williamsburg, Va., and Mark (wife Cathy) Wilkinson of Noblesville; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

His wife, Wanda Wilkinson, and two sisters, Lucille Keesling and Inez Harris preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 17) in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Bill Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.

Visitation and a Masonic service were held at the funeral home Tuesday, Nov. 16.

 

Mildred L. Walda

Aug. 9, 1927 – Nov. 14, 2004

Mildred L. Walda, 77, of Cumberland died Sunday, Nov. 14 in Community Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born August 9, 1927 in Johnson City, Tenn., a daughter of the late Spergeon and Goldie (Gray) Broyels.

Mrs. Walda had lived most of her life in Knightstown. She was a member of Knightstown Friends Meeting. Also, she was a homemaker and a graduate of New Castle High School.

She married Robert Walda on November 26, 1947 and he survives her. Other survivors include one son, Michael L. (wife Charlotte) Walda of Indianapolis; one daughter, Sue Nigh, Cumberland; one sister, Hilda (husband Archie) Frost of New Castle; four grandsons, Scott and Robert Nigh and Brian and Kurtis Walda; and one great-granddaughter, Brandy Walda.

One brother preceded her in death.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 17) at Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel, with Rev. Chris Sitler officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, Nov. 16.

 

Paul E. Edwards

Oct. 30, 1928 – Nov. 14, 2004

Carthage resident, Paul E. Edwards, 76, died Sunday, Nov. 14 at St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel.

Mr. Edwards had lived most of his life in Carthage. He was superintendent at Smurfitt Stone retiring in 1993 after 47 years of service. He was a member of Fletcher United Methodist Church of Carthage and graduate of Carthage High School. He also served in the U.S. Marine Reserves for four years.

He married Norma Edwards on March 17, 1949 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Jim (wife Cathy) Edwards of Ocala, Fla. and Dan (wife Martia) Edwards of Yorktown; three brothers, Norman Edwards of Carthage, Jerry (wife Joyce) Edwards of Carthage, and Rex (wife Linda) Edwards of Greenfield; three sisters, Velma (husband Gene) Leisure and Maxine (husband Carl) Carson, both of Carthage and Dorothy (husband Bill) Robertson of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

One brother preceded him in death.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at Fletcher United Methodist Church of Carthage with Pastor Roger Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 17) at Fletcher United Methodist Church. Todd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fletcher United Methodist Church.

 

Eileen Smith

Oct. 23, 1940 – Nov. 12, 2004

Eileen Smith, 64, of Greenfield died Friday, Nov. 12 at Hancock County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 23, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio, a daughter of the late Jack and Betty (Brown) Rathburn.

Mrs. Smith served as the co-director/co-teacher of the Noah’s Ark Preschool in Knightstown. She was a successful Bible Bowl sponsor and a Bible school teacher. In addition, she was an English teacher in China and an avid traveler and reader. She was a member of the Dunreith Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Kenton K. Smith; four daughters, Christine (husband David) Spence of Mainville, Ohio, Melissa Smith of Ningxia, China, Angela Smith of Campaign, Ill. And Bridgett (husband Kevin) Horan of Carthage; one sister, Pat (husband Bill) Smathers of Kirksville, Mo.; one brother, Randall Rathburn of Columbus, Ohio; and three grandchildren, David, Joshua and Rachel Spence of Mainville, Ohio.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Knightstown Christian Church with David D. Smith, Jr. officiating.

Visitation was held Monday, Nov. 15 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be given to the English Language Institute in China or the National Bible Bowl.

 

Elizabeth Houseman

Sept. 7, 1909 – Nov. 5, 2004

A resident of Toluca Lake and San Diego, Calif., Elizabeth Houseman, 95, died Friday, Nov. 5. She was born in Henry County Sept. 7, 1909, a daughter of the late Omer C. and Alberta Addison of Knightstown. She was a sister of the late Clarence Addison, also of Knightstown.

Mrs. Houseman was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Beck of San Diego, Calif.  and Pam Griffin of Acton, Calif.; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 12 in El Camino Memorial Park in California.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Ralph Madison DeBoard

Feb. 1, 1917 – Nov. 15, 2004

Former Carthage resident, Ralph Madison DeBoard, 87, died in Greenwood Monday, Nov. 15. Ralph was born February 1, 1917 in Carter County, Ky., a son of the late James and Carrie DeBoard.

Mr. DeBoard was a farmer until he enlisted in the military where he served his country in several countries. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army and the Air Corps receiving an honorable discharge in 1952. Ralph retired from Container Corp. of America in Carthage on Feb. 1, 1979 after 28 years of service.

DeBoard enjoyed attending church services at Trinity Baptist and Emmanuel Church of God. He also liked to watch Pacers and I.U. basketball games.

He married Ona Lee Logan on Jan. 5, 1949 and she preceded him in death in 1996. They lived together in Carthage, Bell Fountain, Ill. and Indianapolis. Ralph later moved to Greenwood and resided there until his death.

Surviving are three children, Shirley Hauger of Indianapolis, James DeBoard of Kokomo and Teresa (Terri) LeBeau of Greenwood; one brother, Homer Fannin of Parker City; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; several brother and sister-in-laws and nieces and nephews.

Also preceding him in death were three sisters and one brother.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 at Todd Funeral Home, Knightstown Chapel.

Calling will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 and one hour prior to services on Friday.

 

 PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 24, 2004

Walter Wagner

April 17, 1917 – Nov. 20, 2004

Rushville resident Walter Wagner, 87, died Saturday, Nov. 20 at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born April 17, 1917 in Maple Valley, a son of the late Clark and Effie (Vanoustram) Wagner.

Mr. Wagner lived most of his life in Rushville and worked as a truck driver for Bausback for over 55 years. On June 20, 1936 he married Marjorie McClurg and she preceded him in death July 12, 1999.

He is survived by two daughters, Beverly (husband Wayne) Kennedy of Dunedin, Fla. and Nancy (husband Howard) Pierce of Rushville; one brother, Frank Wagner of Shirley; four sisters, Alberta (husband Jim) Stickler of Muncie, Alice Langley of Spiceland, Mary (husband Jim) Gray of New Castle, and Evelyn Langley of Spiceland; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 24) at Moster & Cox Mortuary in Rushville with Rev. Jeff Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Arlington East Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday.