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PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2, 2005
Jan. 25, 1925 – Jan. 28, 2005
Former Charlottesville resident, Charles A. Bever, 80, died Friday, January 28 at the Ellison House in Greenfield. He was born January 25, 1925 in Hancock County, a son of the late Grant and Florea (Hill) Bever.
Mr. Bever retired from the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Home after 15 years of service as a Grounds Supervisor. He had also been a self-employed landscaper, truck driver and drove buses. He was a member of Knightstown American Legion and Greenfield Church of Christ. Bever served as a former Chief and member of the Charlottesville Fire Dept. and the Charlottesville Lions Club.
Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Maxine (Jackson) Bever of Greenfield; two granddaughters, Shantelle Ebbert of Shirley and Alisha Cavaletto of Charlottesville; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Duhamel of Greenfield and Ann Dickerson of Shirley; three brothers, Leonard Bever of Greenfield, Bob Bever of Charlottesville, and Gale Bever of Rossville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Linda Bever in 1959 and Karen Brown in 1994; two brothers, Ed Bever and Lee Bever; sister, Mary Hiday; two infant sisters and one infant brother; and a great-grandson, Jacob Ebbert in 2003.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 2) in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pat McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield with graveside military rites.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, February 1.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Hancock Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit.
PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 9, 2005
Oct. 23, 1925 – Feb. 6, 2005
Roy A. Butcher, 79, of New Castle, and formerly of Wilkinson, died Sunday, Feb. 6 at Heritage House Nursing Home in New Castle. He was born October 3, 1925 in Henry County, a son of the late Claude and Dorothy (Moore) Butcher.
Mr. Butcher retired after 30 years of service for Fields Auto Parts. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed antique cars and tractors.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Butcher of Flemingsburg, Ky.; two daughters, Hava Butcher of New Castle and Angela (husband Thomas) Hedrick of New Castle; three sons, Richard Butcher of Kennard, George Butcher of New Castle and Allen Butcher of Flemingsburg, Ky.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jim Butcher of Shirley and John Butcher of New Castle; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Shelby and Roger Butcher; two brothers, Gerald and Bob Butcher; and a sister, Mary Haynes.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 8 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with burial in Simmons Cemetery.
Visitation was held at the prior to the service on Tuesday.
PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 16, 2005
May 16, 1972 – Feb. 14, 2005
Former Knightstown resident, R. Ty Bridges, 32, of Greenwood, died unexpectedly Monday, February 14 in Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born May 16, 1972 in New Castle, the son of Ronald Bridges and Marlene (Ratliff) Wampler.
Bridges, a 1990 graduate of Knightstown High School, attended Lincoln Technical Institute. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1990 to 1995, serving with the Anti-Terrorist Group. He also served in the National Guard Reserves until 1998. He was employed at Ford Motor Co. in Indianapolis. He had attended Faith Chapel in Knightstown. Ty enjoyed riding, building and restoring motorcycles.
Survivors include his wife, Vickie (Lambert) Bridges of Greenwood, whom he married July 4, 2004; four stepchildren, Jeremy and Shawn Keith and Heavenly and Nicholas Savory, all of Greenwood; one grandson, Jalen Snyder of Greenwood; his parents, Gary and Marlene Wampler of Knightstown; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bill and Millie Lambert of Indianapolis; one sister, Staci (husband Doug) Emerson of Knightstown; a half-sister, Crystal Bridges of Idaho; a half-brother, Matthew Bridges of Utah; paternal grandparents, Lowell and JoAnn Bridges of Knightstown; grandmother, Marjorie Wampler of Greenfield; three nephews, Sy, Seth and Wes Emerson, all of Knightstown; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald L. Bridges and his grandfather, Robert L. Wampler.
Services will at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 17 at Faith Chapel in Knightstown with Pastor Randy Gross officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery, where the Knightstown American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 16) at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Sept. 2, 1934 – Feb. 12, 2005
Frances J. Malkemus, 70, of Knightstown died Saturday, February 12 in Henry Co. Memorial Hospital in New Castle. She was born September 2, 1934 in New Castle, a daughter of the late John and Opal (Danner) Davis.
Mrs. Malkemus had lived in Knightstown most of her life. She was a graduate of Knightstown High School and was a retired assembly worker from RCA in Indianapolis. She was a member of American Legion/VFW Auxiliary and the Raysville Friends Meeting.
Survivors include two sons, Jeff Malkemus of Mooresville and Carl R. (wife Elizabeth) Malkemus of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Donna Reece of Raysville; one sister, Ruth Ann Eversole of New Castle; three grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Carl Malkemus, who died January 4, 1994, and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 16) at the Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown with Rev. Michael Sherman officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, February 15.
April 12, 1908 – Feb. 13, 2005
Former Lewisville resident, Homer H. Carty, 96, died Sunday, February 13 at the Henry County Memorial Hospital in New Castle. He was born in Clinton on April 12, 1908, a son of the late Ora and Mollie Morley Carty.
Mr. Carty had lived in Lewisville for 45 years before moving to New Castle three years ago. He was a machinist and retired from Chrysler Corp. in New Castle in 1968 after 32 years of service. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 371 of New Castle.
Survivors include two sons and their wives: Jim and Linda Carty of Clermont and Roy and Mildred Carty of Van, Texas; one daughter Wilma Selmeyer of New Castle; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Myrtle Short of Straughn; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years at the time, Velma N. “Bell” Dalton. They were married in New Castle in January of 1936 and she died October 10, 1991; Also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 16) at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home~Lewisville Chapel~Lewisville. Burial will follow in Lewisville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
May 19, 1916 – Feb. 12, 2005
Eunice L. Hembree, 88, died Saturday, February 12 at the Heritage House Nursing Home in New Castle. She was born May 19, 1916 in Glenmary, Tenn., a daughter of the late John K. and Sarah A. Staley Wright.
Mrs. Hembree moved from Stearns, Ky. to Spiceland where she lived for 55 years before moving to New Castle in 2003. She was a homemaker and had been the owner/operator of the Dunreith Café for several years in the 1960’s. She had also worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber in New Castle during World War II.
Survivors include one daughter, Sara E. (husband Irvin) Newkirk of Sunman; two sons, Harold W. Hembree Jr. of Anderson and James K. (wife Brenda) Hembree of Spiceland; six grandchildren, David W. Newkirk and Sharon E. Newkirk-Womack, Jeffrey and Scott Hembree, Amy Mckown and Melissa Mondrush; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Gene Francis of Anderson, Nancy Strunk of Middletown and Bette Lambert of Oneida, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold W. Hembree whom she married December 25, 1933 in Stearns, Ky. He died in April of 1988. Also four brothers, Chester, John, Ray and Bill Wright preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 15 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home~Lewisville Chapel~Lewisville with Rev. Tim Dice officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday.
Aug. 1929 – Feb. 9, 2005
Eldon “Doc” Russell Magee, 75, a resident of Rushville Miller’s Merry Manor, died Wednesday, February 9 in the Rush Co. Hospital. He was born in August of 1929 in Spiceland, a son of the late Maurice and Myrtle (Reece) Magee.
Mr. Magee was a former member of the Grant City Friends Church and the Knightstown/Kennard Brotherhood and Sisterhood.
Survivors include two sisters, Edna Kemerly and Esther Carmichael; two brothers, Charles (wife Patty) Magee and Howard (wife Leona) Magee; three uncles, Jim, Harold and Otis Reece; 13 nieces and nephews, 25 great nieces and nephews; and special caregivers, Roscoe and Jenny Miracle of Decatur.
Services were held February 11 with burial in Circle Grove Cemetery in Spiceland.
PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 23, 2005
Jan. 31, 1914 – Feb. 20, 2005
Longtime Knightstown resident, Wayne Roscoe Clark, 91, died Sunday, February 20 at the Brandywine Nursing Home in Greenfield. He was born January 31 in Hendricks County, a son of the late Joseph Roscoe and Laura (Twomey) Clark.
Mr. Clark was a farmer and had worked at the Knightstown Elevator and at Mayhill Publications. He was a 1932 graduate of Edinburg High School. He was a member of the Knightstown Friends Church and the K. of P. Lodge. Clark, a lifelong Democrat, was a precinct committeeman in both Henry and Rush counties, plus held various positions in the party. In 1997, he received the Sagamore of the Wabash from Gov. Frank O’Bannon.
Survivors include a son, Frank Clark of Anchorage, Alaska; three daughters, Waynetta (husband Bob) Dunn of Knightstown, Diana (husband John) Love of Knightstown, and Pam Noble of Evanston, Ill.; one brother, Wendell (wife Maxine) Clark of Knightstown; two granddaughters, Melinda Wright and Kate Noble; two grandsons, Mick (wife Meagan) Wright and Nate (wife Amy) Noble; four great-grandchildren, Clark, Carson, Chloe and Cole; several step-grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
On February 3, 1939, he married Mary (Stapp) Clark and she preceded him in death on June 14, 2002. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Terry Kern Clark and one sister, Reggie Fern Manning.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 in the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Rev. Jeff Mair officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 23) at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Sept. 23, 1936 – Feb. 19, 2005
Joyce Allene Richardson, 68, of Knightstown died at her home Saturday, February 19. She was born September 23, 1936 in Russell Co., Ky., a daughter of the late Shellie and Wonzie (Harmon) Pruitt.
Mrs. Richardson had lived in Knightstown most of her life. She was employed for many years at the G-2 Café, Knightstown Café and Pastry Etc. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Monticello, Ky. and was a beloved wife and loving mother.
Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Arlie Richardson whom she married August 28, 1954; two sons, Michael (wife Ruthie) Richardson of Knightstown and David (wife Mindy) Richardson of Knightstown; two daughters, Helen (husband Bill) Gorman of Knightstown and Joyce Ann Richardson, also of Knightstown; two sisters, Wanda (husband Ralph) Lair and Emma Jean (husband Bill) Richardson, both of Monticello, Ky.; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 23) at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Mike Gasper officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, February 22.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Memorial Hospice.
May 18, 1918 – Feb. 9, 2005
Knightstown resident, Lillian M. Dishman, 86, died Saturday, February 19 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield.
She was born May 18, 1918 in Knightstown, a daughter of the late John “G” and Pearl (Frampton) Hammond. Mrs. Dishman was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Pearl Stroup of New Castle and Deborah Heiny of Indianapolis; one son, Mark King of Indianapolis; one step-son, Jack Dishman of New Castle; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gleason Dishman and a son, Raymond “Butch” Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 23) in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown.
Visitation will be from noon to time of services today (Feb. 23).
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society.
March 7, 1912 – Feb. 19, 2005
Lifelong Carthage resident, Edna Nelle Kennedy, 92, died Saturday, February 19 in Morristown Manor Nursing Home in Morristown. She was born March 7, 1912 in Carthage, a daughter of the late Jesse and Lena (Buckland) Newsom.
Mrs. Kennedy, a homemaker, was a lifelong member of the Fletcher United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Eastern Star and was a two-time Past Worthy Matron. She graduated from Carthage High School with the class of 1930.
Survivors include a son, Lynn Kennedy of Connersville; and one granddaughter, Nicole Dugger of Greenfield.
She married Raymond C. Kennedy on June 8, 1935 and he preceded her in death on October 7, 1973. Also preceding her in death was one daughter, Judith Dugger and a sister, Anna Mae Stanley.
Services were held Tuesday, February 22 in the Fletcher United Methodist Church in Carthage with Rev. Roger Campbell officiating. Burial was be in Riverside Cemetery in Carthage at the family’s convenience.
Visitation was held at the church on Tuesday prior to the service.
June 28, 1917 – Feb. 17, 2005
Forrest R. Camplin, 87, a resident of Wilkinson, died Thursday, February 17 at his residence. He was born June 28, 1917 in Shirley, a son of the late Russell and Mae (Lewman) Camplin.
Mr. Camplin was a registered architect for James Associates Architects and Engineers Inc., retiring after 31 years of service. He was a project architect specializing in the construction of schools and churches. At retirement, he was awarded AIA Emeritus status. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, a member of the Shirley-Wilkinson United Methodist Church, Shirley Masonic Lodge #531, Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, Knightstown American Legion, The Gideons International, a member of the Guild for religious architects and a veteran of WW II Army Corp of Engineers.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Viola (Reed) Camplin of Wilkinson; three daughters, Gloria Noland of Wilkinson, Mary (husband Tim) Maley of Knightstown, and Rita (husband John) Reuter of New Castle; seven grandchildren, Carrie (husband Tom) Douglas, Ben Noland, David Noland, Thomas Maley, Sarah Maley, Amy Reuter and Amanda Reuter; one niece and nephew.
His brother, Eugene Camplin, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 21 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Jeff Mair officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery, Wilkinson.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Sunday, February 20.
Memorial contributions may be made to Spinal Cord Research.
Aug. 19, 1922 – Feb. 17, 2005
Pauline M. Hanna, 82, of New Castle, died Thursday, February 17 in her home following an extended illness. She was born August 19, 1922 in Burnside, Ky., a daughter of the late Tilford and Laura (Brummett) Anderson.
Mrs. Hanna was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper for several families. She attended the Knightstown Church of God for many years. She loved to cook.
Survivors include one son, Ernie (wife Mildred) Hanna Jr. of New Castle; five grandchildren, Mark (wife Judy) Hanna of New Castle, Jerry (wife Tami) Reamer of Franklin, Larry (wife Angie) Reamer of Spiceland, Terrie (husband Richard) Craig of Lewisville and Sherry (husband Rick) Labishak of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Vela Thomas of New Castle; two nieces, Helen Hodson and Patty Harding, both of New Castle; a nephew, Gene Harding of Carmel; and special friend and caregiver, Ruth Ballenger of New Castle.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Hanna Sr.; one brother, Arnold; two sisters, Ella Lacy and Eva Ward; and great-granddaughter, Laurel Marie Reamer.
Services were held Tuesday, February 22 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Mark Martin officiating. Burial was in South Mound Cemetery in New Castle.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Monday, February 21.
Memorial contributions may be given to Honduras Fund, % South Memorial Drive Church of God.
Mar. 12, 1919 - Feb. 16, 2005
Dorothy Hardin Massey, 85, of Ocean Pines, Maryland, died Wednesday, February 16 in Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was born March 12, 1919, in Henry County as a birthright Quaker, the daughter of the late J. Alvin and Mabel (Macy) Hardin.
Mrs. Massey, a 1941 graduate of Purdue University, pursued a successful career as a landscape watercolor artist and studied with renowned New York artist, Edgar Whitney. She exhibited her art in many national shows including the Audubon and the Pennsylvania Academy where one of her paintings was included in a show with Andrew Wyeth as a fellow exhibitor. As a writer, she wrote extensively on the genealogy of her family.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, National League of American Pen Women and the Mayflower Society.
Dorothy was known for her excellent cooking, fashion sense, acrostic-solving skills, sense of humor, gracious hospitality and the quality of her letters to her daughters when they were far from home.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Robert G. Massey of Ocean Pines; one son, R. Grant Massey Jr. of Roxana, Dela.; two daughters, Carol M. DeCesare of Marietta, Ga. and Barbara J. McGinity of Timonium, Md.; one brother, Clifford M. Hardin of Lincoln, Neb.; two sisters, Phyllis H. Walls of Indianapolis and Eleanor H. Bye of San Jose, Calif.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 22 at the Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del. with Rev. Kerry Shull officiating. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, March 2.
Memorial donations made be made to the Purdue Cancer Center, c/o Director of Development, 210 S. University St., W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2064.