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 PUBLISHED JUNE 1, 2005

Howard Coffman

Feb. 14, 1923 – May 28, 2005

Howard Coffman, 82, of Knightstown, died Saturday, May 28, at his residence, following an extended illness. He was born February 14, 1923, son of the late Wesley and Lora (Livesey) Coffman.

Mr. Coffman was a life-long resident of Knightstown. He was a graduate of Mays High School, distinguished as having never missed a day of school from elementary through high school. Mr. Coffman was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during WWII. He was a member of the Knightstown American Legion Post #152 and 40/8, a member of the Knightstown Masonic Lodge #16, past president of the Henry County Shrine, a member of the Indiana Volunteer Firefighter Association, past chief of the Knightstown Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Knightstown Auxiliary and Civil Defense Police Departments, and a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Mr. Coffman had also served on the Henry County Park Board. He was an avid Indiana University basketball fan and enjoyed all Knightstown sports.

Mr. Coffman was a local State Farm Insurance agent for 42 years. He also had been employed by National Coaches in Knightstown and was the owner of the Knightstown Bowling Alley.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jackie (Jackson) Coffman; three daughters, Debbie (husband Rusty) Johnson, Brenda (husband Pat) Smoot, and Lori (husband Donny) Martin, all of Knightstown; seven grandchildren, Amanda Johnson, Hilary Johnson, Wes (wife Ashley) Smoot, Sarah Smoot, Tyler Smoot, Matt Martin and Drew Martin; two great-grandchildren, Makaley Smoot and Kinsley Smoot; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Coffman was preceded in death by three brothers, Burton, Lloyd and Herman Coffman; and two sisters, Thelma Delay and Frances Terhune.

Funeral services will be held at Hinsey-Brown Funeral service, Knightstown Chapel, Thursday, June 2, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery with military graveside rites performed by the Knightstown American Legion.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 1, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Masonic services will be performed Wednesday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hancock County Hospice, Shriners Hospital for Children or the Knightstown Public Library. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

 

Mattie M. Stevens

Jan. 7, 1919 – May 28, 2005

Mattie M. Stevens, 86, of Cambridge City, died Saturday, May 28, at Reid Hospital and Health Care Services, Richmond, following a brief illness. She was born January 7, 1919, in Laurel County, Ky., daughter of the late Benjaman and Emma (Locke) Phillips.

Mrs. Stevens graduated from Brownsville High School in 1939. She had been employed by Ralph’s Chuckwagons, Inc., in Dublin in the 1960s. She was a member of the Cambridge City Christian Church.

On November 23, 1945, she married Kenneth Stevens, and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Shirley Elliott of Knightstown and Darlene (husband David) Wilson of Kokomo; three brothers, Joseph Phillips of Centerville, James (wife Sandy) Phillips of Hamilton, Ohio and Alva (wife Janice) Phillips of Peru; two sisters, Gertrude Carter of Liberty and Bonnie Scott of Brownsville; two grandchildren, Scott Wilson of Kokomo and Andrea Elliott of Noblesville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Stevens was preceded in death by four brothers, William, Henry, Ben and Everett Phillips, and a son-in-law, William Elliott.

Funeral services were held at the Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel, Cambridge City, Wednesday, June 1 at 11 a.m., with Tracy Wright officiating. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, May 31, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cambridge City Christian Church, 106 West Church St., Cambridge City, Ind. 47327.

 

 PUBISHED JUNE 8, 2005

Roy Eugene DeBruler

July 5, 1937 – June 4, 2005

Roy Eugene DeBruler, 67, of Spiceland, died Saturday, June 4, at his residence. He was born July 5, 1937, in Straughn, son of the late Roy Raymond and Mary Esther (Alcorn) DeBruler.

Mr. DeBruler was a 1956 graduate of Lincoln High School in Cambridge City. He served in the United States Army and was honorable discharged on July 1, 1962. He worked as a custodian and maintenance man for the South Henry School Corporation at the Spiceland Elementary School for 29 years. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

Mr. DeBruler married Geneva Combs in Connersville on December 26, 1973, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Esther Shaneyfelt of Salamonia, Ind. and Sharon Evans of Johnston, R.I.; four stepdaughters; one stepson; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Rose Mary Phillips of Richmond; two nieces; one nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Mr. DeBruler was preceded in death by an infant son, Kenneth Eugene in 1961.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 9, at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel, Lewisville. Burial will follow in the Circle Grove Cemetery, Spiceland.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 8, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Rua T. Potts

Apr. 26, 1915 – June 1, 2005

Mrs. Rua T. Potts, 90, of Spiceland, died Wednesday, June 1, at the Heritage House Nursing Home, New Castle. She was born April 26, 1915 in Rushville, daughter of the late Harry Trabue and Leora (Lloyd) Trabue.

Mrs. Potts was a 1932 Spiceland High School graduate. She had worked at Draper Shade for 32 years and with the U.S. Post Office for 12 ½ years before retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Spiceland Methodist Church, the 50 Plus Club, the Rebecca Lodge, the Daughters of the American Revolution and a former member of the Pythian Sisters.

Mrs. Potts is survived by two stepdaughters, Eunice Mae Shambaugh of Greenfield and Marcele Davinport of Pendleton; two sisters, Shirlee Bupp of Indianapolis and Margery Fink of Calif.; 11 step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; several step-great-great-grandchildren; and Vicky Orr, special caregiver, of Spiceland.

She married James B. Potts on August 19, 1973, and he preceded her in death in 1986. One stepson and one brother also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at Todd Funeral Home, Knightstown, Friday, June 3 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Brian Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 2, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel.

 

Trudy V. Welsh

May 30, 1919 – June 1, 2005

Trudy V. Welsh, 86, of Knightstown, died Wednesday, June 1, at the family farm in rural Knightstown. She was born May 30, 1919 in Jamestown, Tenn., daughter of the late Buck and LeeAnna (Smith) Wright.

Mrs. Welsh was a 1937 graduate of New Castle High School. A lifelong homemaker, she had resided in rural Knightstown for 62 years. She was a member of the Knightstown United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Welsh was a prize-wining pie baker and an avid quilter and sewer.

Survivors include two sons, Larry (wife Sue) Welsh of Knightstown and Steve (wife Nanette) Welsh of Dunreith; two daughters, Janet (husband George) Brown of Knightstown and Becky (husband Larry) Reece of Henderson, Nev.; 11 grandchildren, Janna Turner, Ray Sharp, Shelly Kline, Todd Sharp, Julie Caudill, Tim Welsh, Tom Welsh, Jane Lichtsinn, Ann Jones, Bryce Welsh and Chase Welsh; 16 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Billie Jo Wilson of New Castle and Gladys DeCoursey of Cumming, Ga.

Mrs. Welsh was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Virgil Welsh, in 2001.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 4, at the Condo & Son Funeral Home, Wilkinson, with Steve Brackney officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday, June 3.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Memorial Hospital Foundation-Hospice Unit.

 

Myrtle Evelyn Ramsey

Apr. 17, 1923 – June 6, 2005

Myrtle Evelyn Ramsey, 82, a resident of Shirley, died Monday, June 6, at Hancock Memorial Hospital. She was born April 17, 1923, in Greenfield, the daughter of the late Bert and Flossie (Whitecotton) Reger.

Mrs. Ramsey had worked in the laundry business for 10 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Carol (husband Charles) Lowe of Lake Wales, Fla., Judy (husband Mark) Canaday of Leesburg and Mary Lefforge of Shirley; a son, Ronald Ramsey of Shelbyville; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty McCurdy of Lebanon and Juanita Dizzgle of Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Ramsey was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson “Pop” Ramsey.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at Condo & Son Funeral Home, Wilkinson. Graveside services will follow at 11 a.m. at Walnut Ridge Cemetery, near Carthage.

 

Harold L. Gulley

June 25, 1951 – June 5, 2005

Harold L. Gulley, 53, of Knightstown, died at his home, Sunday, June 5. He was born June 25, 1951, in Harris, Ky., son of Evelyn (Eullett) Gulley and the late John Gulley.

Mr. Gulley had been employed at Rice Ford in Knightstown for 30 years and was presently employed at Ryobi in Shelbyville. He was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed spending time at Mt. Lawn and Anderson Speedways.

Survivors include his mother, Evelyn Gulley of Knightstown; his ex-wife, Marcy Gulley of Raysville; two sons, John Michael and Jeremy Gulley, both of Raysville; four brothers, Richard A. Gulley of Carthage, Gary W. Gulley of Spiceland, Ronald D. Gulley of Straughn and Plummer G. Gulley of Knightstown; five sisters, Christine Overman, Judy K. Gulley, Wanda F. Pope, Leanna Gurley and Ruthann Martin, all of Knightstown; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, Mr. Gulley was preceded in death by an infant brother, John Allen Gulley.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 9, at 10 a.m., at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel. Burial will follow in Green Hills Memory Gardens, New Castle.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

 PUBLISHED JUNE 15,2005

Howard L. Richardson

Nov. 14, 1945 – June 7, 2005

Howard L. Richardson, 59, longtime resident of Connersville, died Tuesday, June 7, at the Fayette Memorial Hospital, Connersville. He was born November 14, 1945 in New Castle, son of the late Thaddeus and Irene M. (Sherwood) Richardson.

Mr. Richardson was a 1963 graduate of Mays High School. He worked for area farmers.

Survivors include two sons, William “Bill” (wife Amey) Richardson of Mississippi and Mark “Stormy” Richardson of Shirley; four grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis (husband Paul) Solomon of Carthage and Barbara A. Richardson of Knightstown; one brother, Thaddeus Richardson, Jr. of Spiceland; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Saturday, June 11, at Raleigh Cemetery in Rush County, with Rev. Eric Hickman officiating.

Visitation was held at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel on Friday June 10.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.

 

Ellsworth S. Cook

Nov. 27, 1930 – June 8, 2005

Ellsworth S. Cook, 74, longtime resident of Carthage, died Wednesday, June 8, at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield. He was born November 27, 1930, in Blatchford, Ohio, son of the late Sam and Edna (Coakley) Cook.

Mr. Cook was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was an avid CB radio operator, known as 194. He was employed by Container Corporation of America (Smurfit-Stone) for 29 before retiring. Mr. Cook was a member of the Carthage Wesleyan Church.

Mr. Cook married Learl Conley on February 26, 1967, and she survives. Also surviving are six sons, Sam (wife Kathy) Cook of Mansfield, Ohio, James (wife Lisa) Cook of Knightstown, Gary (wife Debbie) Logan of Oklahoma, Robert Logan of Indianapolis, Danny Logan of Oklahoma and Mark (wife Mary) Logan of Carthage; five daughters, Windy Ray of Mansfield, Ohio, Tina (husband Clark) Linwood of Florida, Cathy (husband Darren) Gillick of Oklahoma, Annette Dishman of Greenfield and Hollie (husband Jack) Steward of Carthage; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Cook was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers, four sisters and one grandchild.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 11, at Todd Funeral Home, Carthage Chapel, with Pastor Harold Smith officiating. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery.

Visitation was held Friday, June 10, at the funeral home.

 

Edward Dean Williams

Sept. 17, 1912 – June 9, 2005

Edward Dean Williams, 92, lifelong resident of Knightstown, died Thursday, June 9, at his residence. He was born September 17, 1912, in Knightstown, son of the late Fisher and Leila (Davis) Williams.

Mr. Williams retired from Delco Remy in 1978. He was an avid golfer and a former manager of the Knightstown Golf Course.

Survivors include two sons, Dean Edward Williams of Carthage and James Allen Williams of Anderson; one daughter, Leila Nancy Livingston of Knightstown; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mr. Williams married Wanda Lavaughn Sisson on November 29, 1936 and she preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were one brother and one sister.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 12, at Todd Funeral Home, Knightstown, with Rev. Mervin Kilmer officiating. Graveside services were held Monday, June 13, in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation was held prior to the funeral service, Sunday, June 12.

 

James H. Swindell

Apr. 5, 1923 – June 7, 2005

James H. Swindell, 82, of Shirley, died Tuesday, June 7, at Rawlins House Nursing Home, Pendleton. He was born April 5, 1923, in Henry County, son of the late Daniel W. and Sheila (Bussell) Swindell.

Mr. Swindell was a 1941 graduate of Wilkinson High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is a retired farmer and was a used farm equipment dealer. Mr. Swindell was a member of the Wilkinson Church of Christ.

His wife of 56 years, Virginia Louise (Williams) Swindell, of Shirley, survives. Also surviving are four sons, Robert (wife Mary) Swindell of Homer, La., James (wife Linda) Swindell of Luther, Okla., John (wife Jean) Swindell of Murphy, N.C. and Joseph (wife Jennifer) Swindell of Wilkinson; two daughters, Jane (husband Jerry) Brothers of Spring, Texas and Mary (husband Bill) Frazier of Goodland, Kan.; a daughter-in-law, Shirley (husband Max) Retherford of Windfall, Ind.; 11 grandchildren, Lisa Richey, Natalie, Michael, Lindsay and Wesley Swindell, Terry Miller, Colin and Todd Brothers, Jordan, Taylor and Dane Frazier; two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Emily Richey; a sister, Dorothy Noell of Indianapolis; and two nieces.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Swindell was preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Brothers.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 10, at the Condo & Son Funeral Home, Wilkinson, with Ron Baker and Jim Jackson officiating. Burial followed in McCray Cemetery, Wilkinson.

Visitation was held Thursday, June 9, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Richard “Dick” Ratliff

Nov. 26, 1952 – June 13, 2005

Richard “Dick” Ratliff, 52, of Knightstown, died Monday, June 13, following an extended illness. He was born November 26, 1952, son of Phyllis (Compton) Ratliff and the late Don Verlon Ratliff.

Mr. Ratliff had worked for 20 years at Bob’s Antenna Service in Richmond. He attended and was very active in the Greensboro United Methodist Church. He enjoyed restoring old cars. Mr. Ratliff had been involved with the Serenity Group Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous in Richmond.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of more than 20 years, Marilyn (Holloway) Ratliff; three sisters, Donna (husband Frank) Lamp of Muncie, Darlene (husband Jeff) Wright of Yorktown and Denise (husband Lyndol) Reed of Muncie; three brothers, Dan (wife Debra) Ratliff, Donald Edward Ratliff and Darren Ratliff, all of Muncie; many nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews; and his mini-dachshund Dewey.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 13, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel, with Rev. Mark Powell officiating. Burial followed at Beautiful Gardens of Memory in Marion.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Research Foundation. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

 

Hershel Ross McFarland

Feb. 7, 1954 – June 13, 2005

Hershel Ross McFarland, 51, of Batesville, died Monday, June 13, at Margaret Mary Hospital, Batesville. He was born Feb. 7, 1954.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 15, at Burns Funeral Home, Milroy, with Rev. Richard Waddle officiating. Visitation was held prior to the funeral services.

 

 PUBLISHED JUNE 22, 2005

Kenneth E. Miller

Apr. 6, 1925 – June 17, 2005

Kenneth E. Miller, 80, of Spiceland, died Friday, June 17 at his home, following an extended illness. He was born April 6, 1925, in New Paris, Ohio, son of the late Ward and Blanche (Martin) Miller.

Mr. Miller was a World War II veteran having served in Italy, France and Germany. He was awarded a purple heart. He had been employed at Belden Corporation in Richmond for 20 years and had also been a truck driver for G.W. Pierce of Spiceland. For 5 ½ years, Mr. Miller had been employed at Wal-Mart in New Castle in the maintenance department.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Phyllis Miller of Spiceland; four children, Dwight Miller of Centerville, Connie (husband Stewart) Hamilton of Pickens, S.C., Shirley (husband Brent) Bird of Dayton, Ohio and Judy Davis of Greensfork; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; eight stepchildren, Michael (wife Wanda) Pope of Greensboro, Ricky (wife Susie) Pope of Mooreland, Marty Pope of Maxwell, Danny Pope of Aurora, Todd Pope of New Castle, Brenda Overton of Arizona, Robbie (husband Dan) Morrow of New Castle and Teresa Rodman of New Castle; 14 step-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Cloma (husband John) Chasteen of New Paris, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Miller was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald and Lowell Miller.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 20, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel, with Rev. Elthur Hale officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery. Military rites were conducted by the Knightstown American Legion Post 152.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Sunday, June 19.

 

Nadine D. (Rose) Swanson

June 14, 1927 – June 10, 2005

Nadine D. Swanson, 77, of Royal Oak, Mich., formerly of Knightstown, died June 10, in Lincoln Park, Mich. She was born June 14, 1927, in Canton, Ohio.

Mrs. Swanson was a 1945 graduate of Knightstown High School. She had designed a Mass card that was sent to soldiers during World War II. She is a graduate of Wayne State University and received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from OCC. Mrs. Swanson was an artist, using oils, watercolors and pastels. She enjoyed gardening and spectator sports.

Survivors include her children, David H. (wife Pamela) Swanson, James E. (wife Shanlu) Swanson and Diane E. (husband Mike) Kirksey; grandchildren Amanda, Robert, Melissa, James II, Jason, Jeremy, Angela, Jerry, David A. and Mikey; great-grandchildren Kegan, Colton, Gabriel, Ashley and David A. III; siblings, Farris (wife Betty) Rose, Trudy (husband Ken) Martin, Lawrence (wife Elsie) Rose, Art (wife Beverly) Rose, Deanna (husband Roger) Griffin and Phillip (wife Wanda) Rose.

Siblings James, Bob, Cecil, Carl Lee and Jackie preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 21 at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, Royal Oak, Mich., with her son David officiating. Burial followed at Oakview Cemetery.

Visitation was held Monday, June 20, at the funeral home.

 

Janice Elaine (Heck) Fletcher

Apr. 8, 1922 – June 17, 2005

Janice Elaine (Heck) Fletcher, 83, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Indiana, died Friday, June 17, in Zephyrhills. She was born April 8, 1922 in Mays, daughter of the late Thomas and Loa Heck.

Mrs. Fletcher was a member of the Raleigh Christian Church and also was active in the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. In 1984, she retired to Florida and became a member of the Dade City Christian Church.

She married Clarence Fletcher of Lewisville on July 4, 1940, and he survives. Mrs. Fletcher is also survived by three children, Jane Ann (husband Dr. Charles) Pippenger of South Burlington, Vt., David (wife Patsy) Fletcher of Prior Lake, Minn. and Nancy (husband Stephen) Merritt of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren, Dr. Michael Pippenger, Geoffrey Pippenger, Susan Jacob, John Fletcher, Dr. Deborah Merritt, Michelle Morrow, Teresa Welsh and Richard Brooks; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, a daughter, Marilyn, preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 23, at the Lewisville Cemetery, Lewisville, with Rev. Tony Augsburger officiating. Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hernando Pasco Hospice, 7066 Fort King Rd., Zephyrhills, Fla., 33541.

 

Horace Hale Elwell

Ma. 13, 1930 – June 13, 2005

Horace Hale Elwell, 75, of Raleigh, died Monday, June 13, at his residence. He was born March 13, 1930 in Marion County, son of the late Ralph H. and Odette Gladys (Hollingsworth) Elwell.

Mr. Elwell graduated from Raleigh High School in 1949. He played basketball in high school. Mr. Elwell lived in the Raleigh community most of his life and retired as a farmer. He was a founding member of the Raleigh Fire Department, a member of the Raleigh Community Club and a trustee on the Raleigh Zion Cemetery Board. He drove a school bus and his own livestock truck for several years. Mr. Elwell was a member of the Lewisville Methodist Church and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include two sons, Eric H. (wife Joan) Elwell and Wayne E. (wife Angie) Elwell all of Rushville; one daughter, Lisa (husband Chris) Hough of LaGrange Park, Ill.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; half brother Eugene (wife Jean) Elwell of West Fort Myers, Fla.; and half sister Beatrice (husband Duke) Ferrell of South Bend.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 16, at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel, with Rev. Marion Hickman officiating. Burial followed in Raleigh Zion Cemetery.

Visitation was held Wednesday, June 15, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Raleigh Zion Cemetery, in care of Phyllis Fecher, 1138 Zona Drive, Rushville, Ind., 46173.

 

Sherra Ann (Goble) Wells

Nov. 24, 1950 – June 17, 2005

Sherra Ann (Goble) Wells, 54, of Indianapolis, died June 17, at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis. She was born November 24, 1950, in Wilmington, N.C., daughter of Harold and Ann LaVonne (Johnson) Goble.

Mrs. Wells was a member of Oaklandon Christian Church and had been a preschool teacher there for 11 years. She enjoyed traveling, hiking, camping, and especially teaching.

She married James P. Wells on May 17, 1966, and he survives. She is also survived by her parents; two daughters, Sheila Ann Porter of Atkinson, N.C. and Cynthia Lynn Archer of McCordsville; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother Harold “Del” Goble of N.C.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 21, at Oaklandon Christian Church, with Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, in charge of the arrangements. Dan Asche of Oaklandon Christian Church officiated. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation was held Monday, June 20, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oaklandon Christian Church Preschool.

 

Harold W. Paul

May 22,1927 – June 19, 2005

Harold W. Paul, 78, of Richmond, died Sunday, June 19, at Reid Memorial Hospital, Richmond, following an extended illness. He was born May 22, 1927, in Henry County, son of the late William Alpha Paul and Alma Harris Paul.

Mr. Paul lived all of his life in the Wayne County area. He served in the U.S. Army and received the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal – Japan. He had worked at McCoy Refuse and also farmed.

Mr. Paul is survived by one son, Michael (wife Becky) Paul of Hagerstown; one daughter, Patricia (husband David) Eckerle of Eaton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Sandi (husband Travis) Sipes of Oden, Stephen (wife Cherry) Smith of Cambridge City, Jamie (wife Michelle) Paul of Richmond and Chris (wife Kathy) Lane of Knightstown; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, John Paul of New Lisbon; two sisters, Betty Lakes of Dublin and Mary Thomas of Hagerstown; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Paul was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth W. Queary.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 22, at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin, with Albert Lay officiating. Burial followed in New Lisbon Cemetery, New Lisbon.

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

 

Louise Wilson

Sept. 4, 924 – June 18, 2005

Louise Wilson, 80, of Warsaw, died Saturday, June 18, at Millers Merry Manor, Warsaw. She was born September 4, 1924, in Knightstown, daughter of the late Walter and Auttie (Lewis) Mattix.

Ms. Wilson received her LPN from Fannie Allen Hospital, S. Burlington, Vt. She retired as an LPN from Murphy Medical Center and Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw. She was a member of First Christian Church, Warsaw.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia (husband Paul) Zerr of Gilbert, Ariz.; one son, Michael (wife Tracy) Wilson of Warsaw; grandchildren Patrick Zerr of Gilbert, Ariz., Jennifer (Zerr) Goudie of Chandler, Ariz., Jennifer (Wilson) Gueber of Ft. Wayne and Julie (Wilson) Spangle of North Manchester; great-grandchildren Jessica Zerr, Tyler Goudie, Tatum Goudie, Austin Spangle, Madison Gueber and Grace Gueber; and a sister, Evelyn Anderson of Knightstown.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Wilson was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Vern Mattix.

Funeral services will be held at Todd Funeral Home Thursday, June 23, at 2 p.m., with Paul Zerr officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the funeral chapel from 4 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, and two hours prior to the service on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Warsaw Fire Department Memorial Fund, 2204 E. Center St., Warsaw, Ind., 46580.

 

 PUBLISHED JUNE 29, 2005

Glenn Cunningham

Apr. 25, 1933 – June 25, 2005

Glenn Cunningham, 72, of New Castle, formerly of Knightstown, died Saturday, June 25, at his residence. He was born April 25, 1933, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, son of the late Baron and Elsie Cunningham.

Mr. Cunningham received his B.A. and M.A. from Ball State University. He served as a teacher and principal for the Hagerstown, Rushville and Knightstown school systems. As an educator, Mr. Cunningham positively influenced those he taught and mentored. His personal educational philosophy was to teach students, not subjects.

Mr. Cunningham also served as both the interim and full-time minister for several area churches over the past 48 years. He served the Switz City Christian Church, the Wilkinson Church of Christ, the New Castle Church of Christ, the Kennard Christian Church, the Greenfield Church of Christ, the Rushville Church of Christ and other surrounding Christian churches. He was instrumental in starting the New Castle Church of Christ and was a member of the church upon his death. As a minister, Mr. Cunningham believed that the church’s first goal was to save souls.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Roberta Cunningham; two daughters, Susie (husband Chuck) Sechrest of McCordsville and Cathy (husband Dean) Shinabarger of Portage, Mich.; two grandsons, Casey and Jack Shinabarger; and a sister, Lois Wallace of Martins Ferry, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Cunningham was preceded in death by his brother Ray Cunningham.

A memorial service will be held at the South 11th Street Church of Christ on Friday, July 1 at 11 a.m., with Rod Beheler officiating and Duane Gunn and Larry Carmony assisting.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the 11th Street New Castle Church of Christ or the Henry County Hospice Service.

Marcum-Troxell Community Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.