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 PUBLISHED OCTOBER 6, 2004

Hazel D.Trump

Oct. 29, 1922 – Sept. 30, 2004

Hazel D. Trump, 81, of Knightstown died Thursday, September 30 at The Waters Nursing Center in New Castle. She was born October 29, 1922 in Frost, Texas, a daughter of the late John Dixon and Fannie (Lassiter) Whitfield.

Mrs. Trump was a library assistant for 20 years at Knightstown High School. She was a member of the Bethel Presbyterian Church in Knightstown and a member and past president of Psi Iota Xi Sorority. She was a 1940 graduate of Frost High School in Texas.

Surviving are two sons, Bruce (wife Valerie) Trump of Knightstown and Gene Gholson of Indianapolis; two daughters, Connie (husband Ron) Ross of Ellicott City, Md. and Deb Dickerson of Auckland, New Zealand; three brothers, Leo Whitfield of Diana, Texas, Curt (wife Rachel) Whitfield of Longview, Texas, and Jimmy (wife Margaret) Whitfield of Big Sandy, Texas; a half-brother, Chester Whitfield of Mississippi; one sister, Patty (husband Fred) Garbs of Big Sandy, Texas; and three grandchildren, Lauren Trump and Kip and Katie Ross.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert H. Trump and one brother and one sister.

Services were held Tuesday, October 5 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Rev. Mervin Kilmer and Rev. Chris Sitler officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Monday, October 4 with a Psi Iota Sorority Memorial service at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children’s’ Home.

 

Norman D. Smith

Sept. 28, 1923 – Oct. 2, 2004

Norman D. Smith, 81, a resident of Spiceland, died Saturday, October 2 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born September 28, 1923 in Guntertown, Tenn., a son of the late Sam and Rosa Bell (Chisolm) Smith.

Mr. Smith had lived in Spiceland for 24 years and was a former resident of Mays for 26 years. He had worked as a painter, retiring from Local 47 in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Local 47 International Brotherhood Painters Union and was a former member of the Jonesboro American Legion. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a surgical technician with the 101st Airbourne in Bastogne, Belgium.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Leah (Harmon) Smith, whom he married August 26, 1944; a son, Mikel (wife Regina) Smith of Gas City; two grandsons, Dennis (wife Shellie) Smith and Erik (wife Lori) Smith, both of Gas City; a great-grandson, Garrison; two great-granddaughters, Sophia and Lauren; one brother, Cassel Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Mitchell Smith; a sister, Maudie Lee; and seven brothers, William, Arlie, Hassel, Willard, Coy, Claude and Wrathmel Smith.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, October 6) at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Rev. Gene Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Circle Grove Cemetery in Spiceland where the American Legion and the VFW will conduct military rites.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, October 5.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Henry County Memorial Hospital Hospice with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

 PUBLISHED OCTOBER 13, 2004

Robert A. Jackson

Dec. 16, 1934 – Oct. 10, 2004

Robert A. Jackson, 69, of Carthage died Sunday, October 10 in Henry County Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. He was born December 16, 1934 in Carthage, a son of the late Trees and Iva (McCorkle) Jackson.

Mr. Jackson retired from Delco Remy in Anderson in 1986 after 31 years of service. He was a member of the UAW Local # 662. He was also a member of the New Providence Church of the Nazarene in Antioch, Ala. He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid woodworker.

Survivors include four children: Steve (wife Sandra) Jackson of Carthage, Debra Jackson of Indianapolis, Treesa (husband Keith) Jarvis of Knightstown and James (wife Cherri) Jackson of New Castle; seven grandchildren, Steven (wife Amy) Jackson of Knightstown, Melissa Strother (companion Alan Jarvis) of Springport, Jacob Jackson of Carthage, David Jackson of Carthage, Angela (husband Bryce) Braddy of Middletown, Amber Jarvis of Muncie and Caleb Jackson of New Castle; six great-grandchildren, Christian Strother, Hunter Jackson, Kinsey Graddy, Katelyn Graddy, Karly Graddy and Kameron Graddy; three step-children, Lonnie Merritt, Mark Merritt and Cindy Murphy; a brother, Trees “Jack” (wife Annetta) Jackson of Fremont; four nieces and one nephew.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Mae (Goble) Jackson in 2003 and a brother, James Daniel Jackson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, October 13) at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel with Rev. Gene Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Carthage Cemetery.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, October 12.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association.

 

Alice Cox

Dec. 9, 1916 – Oct. 6, 2004

Alice Cox, 87, of Knightstown died Wednesday, October 6 following an extended illness. She was born December 9, 1916 in Morehead, Ky., a daughter of the late John and Letha (Conn) Black.

Mrs. Cox and her husband pastored Knightstown Church of God for over 50 years where she was pianist and Worship & Praise leader.

Survivors include two daughters, Darlene and Dolly Cox, both of Knightstown; three granddaughters, Cindy Jordan of Florida, Terri Egan of Indianapolis and Michelle (husband Miles) Roberts of North Carolina; and four great-grandsons, John Edwards of Virginia, Jared Edwards of North Carolina, and Matthew and Michael Wilson, both of Indianapolis.

Her husband, Rev. Cleo Cox, preceded her in death in 1990.

Services were held Saturday, October 9 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel with Pastor Randy Gross officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation was held at the funeral home prior to the funeral services on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be given to Faith Chapel in Knightstown.

 

Darlene M. Muir

Dec. 14, 1924 – Oct. 8, 2004

Lifelong Carthage resident, Darlene M. Muir, 79, died Friday, October 8 in Brandywine Nursing Home in Greenfield. She was born December 14, 1924 in Carthage, a daughter of the late Maine and Edith (Brooks) Magee.

Mrs. Muir was a housewife. She married Raymond Muir October 31, 1942 and he preceded her in death March 11, 1990.

Survivors include two sons, Bill (wife Judy) Muir of Carthage and Tom (wife Nancy) Muir of Carthage; one daughter, Linda Horine of Carthage; two brothers, Fred Magee of Indianapolis and Richard Magee of Rushville; three sisters, Gerry Magee Strong of New Castle, Gloria (husband Lyle) Plank of Greenfield, and Lou Magee of Logansport; nine grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, one daughter, two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Services were held Monday, October 11 at Todd Funeral Home Carthage Chapel with Rev. David Bonne officiating. Burial was in Carthage Town Cemetery.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Sunday, October 10.

 

Patrica Sanders

Dec. 1, 1938 – Oct. 5, 2004

Patrica Sanders, 65, of Carthage died Tuesday, October 5 in Regency Place Nursing Home in Greenfield. She was born December 1, 1938 in New Salem, a daughter of the late George and Mary (Nichols) Stevens.

Mrs. Sanders had lived in Carthage most of her life. She was a cook and a member of the Rushville VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

On August 19, 1972, she married James B. Sanders and he survives. Other survivors include four sons, Robert Stevens of Knightstown, Michael Williams of Clearwater, Fla., Allen Sanders of Indianapolis and James E. Sanders of Greenfield; one brother, George Stevens of Huntsville; two sisters, Peggy Thomas of Richmond, Ky., and Evelan Helms of Pendleton; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

One son and one daughter preceded her in death.

Services were held Friday, October 8 at Todd Funeral Home Carthage Chapel with Pastor Roger Campbell officiating. Burial was in the Carthage Town Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Pauline Lewis-Sayer

July 10, 1926 – Sept. 1, 2004

Pauline Lewis-Sayer, 78, of Vero Beach, Fla. died Wednesday, September 1 at her home in Vero Beach. She was born July 10, 1926 in Carthage, a daughter of the late Janice and Perry Lewis of Knightstown.

Mrs. Sayer was a long time Florida resident who worked in the airline, automobile and retail industries. She was a member of the Elks Lodge in Port Orange, Fla. and attended Westminster Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach. Mrs. Sayer graduated from Knightstown High School in 1944.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan (husband Jeffrey) Feno of New Castle and Jane Remington of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, James W. Sayer; and an infant brother.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3375 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Indian River Cremation Inc. in Vero Beach.

 

 PULISHED OCTOBER 20, 2004

Evelyn Cain O’Neal

Mar. 2, 1907 – Oct. 14, 2004

Evelyn Cain O’Neal, 97, a former resident of Shirley, died Thursday, October 14 at Community Northview Care Center in Anderson. She was born March 2, 1907 in Spencer, a daughter of the late Oliver and Louise (Taylor) Cain.

Mrs. O’Neal retired from Delco-Remy of Anderson after 30 years of service. She was a member of the Valley Grove Church of The Brethren in Fortville.

Survivors include one daughter, Christi (husband Larry) Boze of Anderson; three granddaughters, Pamela (husband Kenny) Young of Noblesville, Cathy O’Neal of Anderson and Michele (husband Roger) Wilkins of Anderson; seven grandsons, Eugene Giles of Anderson, Jim O’Neal of Anderson, Billy Giles of Shelbyville, Rick O’Neal of Elwood, Bill O’Neal of Anderson, Howard O’Neal of Anderson and Tony Boze of Noblesville; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Don and Kris Holland of Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe S. O’Neal in 1962, two sons, Bill O’Neal in 1976 and Trevor O’Neal in 1995 and a daughter, Patricia Giles in 1997.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, October 20) in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Guy Studebaker officiating. Burial will follow at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, October 19.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Northview Care Center or Hospice of Anderson.

 

Ruberta A. Hummel

Jan. 7, 1916 – Oct. 17, 2004

Ruberta A. Hummel, 88, a resident of New Castle, died Sunday, October 17 in Henry County Memorial Hospital. She was born January 7, 1916 in Henry County, a daughter of the late Howard and Blanch (Boyle) Kendall.

Mrs. Hummel had worked for Brammer Furniture Store in New Castle for over 30 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New Castle and the Shirley Order of the Eastern Star #492.

Surviving are two stepdaughters, Linda Stoots of Strasburg, Penn. and Janet (husband Tony) Vaccaro of Kennard; a brother, Ralph Kendall of Anderson; six nieces and nephews, Sandy (husband Kelly) Kellams of Anderson, Karen (husband Phil) Hinchman of Greenfield, Connie (husband Rich) Kellams of Anderson, Karen (husband Phil) Hinchman of Greenfield, Connie (husband Rich) Hoy of Greenfield, Donna (husband Mike) Goff of Indianapolis, Lori (husband Lee) Lutes of Florida and Steve (friend Rhonda) Kendall of Greenfield; and three step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Carrol Kriner; second husband, Homer Hummel; two sisters, Lois Hummel and Rowena Koon; and one step-grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 21 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Joe Wyatt officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. today (Wednesday, October 20) with an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of New Castle or the First Aid Unit.

 

 PUBLIHED OCTOBER 27, 2004

Frances M. Riggs

Sept. 4, 1920 – Oct. 23, 2004

Frances M. Riggs, 84, a resident of Shirley, died Saturday, October 23 at her residence. She was born September 4, 1920 in Hancock County, a daughter of the late Paul and Jessie (Edwards) Masters.

Mrs. Riggs had worked 30 years for General Motors and was a lifelong homemaker.

Survivors include three daughters, Major Marilyn Riggs of Columbus, Patti (husband David) Hunt of Fortville and Debbie Riggs of Shirley; one son, Mike (wife Monta) Riggs of Knightstown; four grandchildren, Bryan Hunt, Richard Hunt, Jeff Riggs and Jenny Riggs; two great-grandchildren, Dylan Hunt and Zoe Riggs; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Major Margaret Hill and Rose Ann Adkins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Riggs, in 1996.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, October 27) in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Jim Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Mechanicsburg Cemetery in Mechanicsburg.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, October 26.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Memorial Hospital Hospice Care, 801 N. State St., Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

Thelma Neal

Feb. 2, 1923 – Oct. 19, 2004

Thelma Neal, 81, a resident of Knightstown, died Tuesday, October 19 at Brandywine Manor Nursing Home in Greenfield. She was born February 2, 1923 in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Jesse and Gracie (Plank) Egan.

Mrs. Neal retired from Western Electric. She was a member of the Church of God in Knightstown.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Neal of Knightstown; one son, Robert (wife Pamela) Neal of Knightstown; one daughter, Debby (husband Bob) Monger of Knightstown; three granddaughters, Jackie Gabbard of Dublin, Camille Lukens of Knightstown and Ashley Souder of Knightstown; two grandsons, Scott Neal of Knightstown and Tyler Sharp of Indianapolis; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer Eagan of Eaton, Ohio and Leo Eagan of Grant City; two sisters, Vesta Hunt of Ocala, Fla. and Edna Dyer of Albany, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 22 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.

Visitation was held prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

 

Elsie Marie Roland

Mar. 14, 1919 – Oct. 19, 2004

Knightstown resident, Elise Marie Roland, 85, died Tuesday, October 19 at Regency Place Nursing Home in Greenfield. She was born March 14, 1919 in Cromwell, Minn., a daughter of the late Herman and Signey Carlson.

Mrs. Roland had lived most of her life in Knightstown. She had worked as an assembly worker at Delco Remy in Anderson.  On March 13, 1936, she married Joseph Roland and he survives.

Other survivors include a son, Jerry Roland of Knightstown; a brother, Lynn Carlson of Indianapolis; two sisters, Millie Carlson of Florida and Vera Davis of Indianapolis; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A son, one brother and three sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 23 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Rev. Mervin Kilmer officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Friday, October 22.

 

Clyda Ann Queener Shafer

Nov. 7, 1912 – Oct. 19, 2004

Clyda Ann Queener Shafer, 91, of New Castle, died Tuesday, October 19 at Heritage House of New Castle following a brief illness. She was born November 7, 1912 in Nevelsville, Ky., a daughter of the late Marion and Molly (Casada) New.

A longtime area resident, she retired from Modernfold Industries. She was a member of First Baptist Church in New Castle and the Ithia Sunday School Class. She had been an avid golfer.

Survivors include a son, Duane (wife Peggie) Queener of Knightstown; three grandchildren, Allison (husband Stephen) Polchek of Springfield, Va., Julia (husband Brady) Wells of Scottsburg, and Dana (husband George) Shindler of Fairfax, Va.; eight grand-grandchildren; two step-children, Jan Winningham of New Castle and Keith Shafer of Indianapolis; one brother, Ray (wife Bonnie) New of Anderson; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Barbara Hill of New Castle.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Dennis Queener; her second husband, Russell Shafer; two brothers, Clarence and Everett New; and two grandchildren, Mark Duane and Lauren Kay Queener.

Services were held Friday, October 22 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service with the Rev. Dan Yeager officiating. Burial was in South Mound Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Henry County Community Foundation Class of 1953 Named Fund, First Baptist Church Building Fund or Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Jean K. Ulrey

Jan. 2, 1924 – Oct. 22, 2004

Shirley resident, Jean K. Ulrey, 80, died Friday, October 22 at the Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. A daughter of the late Russell and Grace Bowman Kirkpatrick, Jean was born January 2, 1924 in the same house in which she resided.

Mrs. Ulrey graduated from the Kennard High School with the class of 1942 and attended Ball State University. Jean retired from Delco Remy after 34 years of service in the Cost Dept.

Survivors include one son, Edward D. Ulrey of Shirley; a daughter, Rebecca (husband William) D’Amico of Kokomo; one granddaughter, Carmen D’Amico; and one sister, Jane (husband Floyd) Painter of Springport.

On October 12, 1945, she married Dean R. Ulrey in New Castle and he preceded her in death on September 19, 1998.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 25 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Estell Chapel, Shirley with Jim Jackson of the Shirley Friends Church officiating. Burial was in the McCray Cemetery at Wilkinson.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Sunday, October 24.

 

Lawrence Richard Harris

Feb. 18, 1936 – Oct. 21, 2004

Lawrence Richard Harris, 68, of Shirley, died Thursday, October 21 at Sugar Creek Nursing and Rehab in Greenfield. He was born February 18, 1936 in Carter County, Ky., a son of the late Morgan and Mae (Barton) Harris.

Mr. Harris worked at Nichelson File in Anderson and Chrysler Corp. He enjoyed cars and gardening.

Survivors include one brother, Darris Harris of Muncie, two daughters, Nikki (husband Ron) Isenhart and Jamie (husband William) Orr; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several aunts and uncles; three sisters-in-law, Jeanette (husband Carlo) Hooker, Jo Buckley and Sarah (husband John) McIntosh; and two brothers-in-law, Ned (wife Susie) Wilson and Gene (wife Lavada) Wilson.

In addition to his parents, his wife, Vickie Wilson Harris, preceded him in death in 2003.

Graveside services were held Monday, October 25 at Glen Cove Cemetery with Rev. James Jackson officiating.

Visitation was held prior to the service at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel.

Memorial contribution may be given to the Henry County Heart Association.

 

Beulah M. Oldham

Dec. 24, 1927 – Oct. 19, 2004

A native of Henry County, Beulah M. Oldham, 76, of Greenfield died Tuesday, October 19 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield after a brief illness. She was born December 24, 1927 in Henry County, a daughter of the late Charles Nobel and Ruby L. (Lemay) Scott.

Mrs. Oldham was a member of the North Side Christian Church of Greenfield, the Happy Seniors club, Greenfield Singles, the Senior Center for over 50 years, Ford Retirees Widow Ladies and UAW LU#1111 Retired Association. She retired from Delco Remy in Anderson after 18 years of service.

Survivors include two brothers, Marvin (wife Val) Scott of Greenfield and Charles Duard (wife Barbara) Scott of Boca Raton, Fla.; two sisters, Rosalyn Bryant of Greenfield and Lela (husband Joe) Kiplinger of Woodland, Calif.; a cousin, Myrle of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Oldham in 1991 and a brother, Wilman A. Scott.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 22 at the North Side Christian Church in Greenfield with Nick Skinner and Glenn Cunningham officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.

Visitation was held Thursday, October 21 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Lewisville and also prior to the service at the North Side Christian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Side Christian Church, 1304 Greenfield Dr., Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

Roxanne Longworth/Smith

March 10, 1959 – Oct. 17, 2004

Roxanne Longworth/Smith, 45, of Greens Fork, died Sunday, October 17 in Reid Hospital in Richmond. She was born in New Castle on March 10, 1959, a daughter of the late Harold and Agatha Dalton Smith.

Mrs. Longworth/Smith had lived most of her life in Wayne county.

Survivors include three daughters, Sara Longworth, Samantha Longworth and Melissa Longworth, all of Wilkinson; one sister, Sharon Page of Connersville; four brothers, Mike Smith of Cambridge City, Ron Smith of Richmond, Va., Rich Smith of Meridian, Idaho and Jon “Hank” Smith of Mobile, Ala.; a special friend, Tim Miller; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 21 in Culberson Funeral Home in Hagerstown with Rev. James Tilton officiating. Burial was be in West Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation was held prior to the service on Thursday.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.