Banner Obituaries - March 2005
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PUBLISHED MARCH 2, 2005
May 3, 1921 – Feb. 25, 2005
Knightstown resident, Ruby F. Brown, 83, died Friday, February 25 at Regency Place in Greenfield. She was born May 3, 1921 in Rush County, a daughter of the late James E. and Esther (Hamm) Pitts.
Mrs. Brown retired in 1987 from Chrysler Shadeland Plant in Indianapolis.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert Brown of Knightstown; one son, Anthony “Pete” (wife Pat) Stonerock of Marion; four daughters, Diane (husband Bill) Brosius of Carmel, Cynthia Tompkins of Knightstown, Michele (husband John) White of Knightstown and Bobbi (husband Larry) Aikens of Highland, Md.; 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Agnes Goodwin of Knightstown; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 1 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Monday, February 28. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Jan. 28, 1920 – Feb. 22, 2005
Richard E. Williams, 85, of Knightstown, died February 22 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. He was born January 28, 1920 in Knightstown, a son of the late Harvey and Leta Kinsel Williams.
Mr. Williams was a printer and had retired from Rogers Typesetting in Indianapolis. He also worked at Mayhill Publications for 20 years. He was a 1938 graduate of Knightstown High School and was a WW II Army veteran. He was a member of the Knightstown United Methodist Church and the American Legion.
On June 20, 1946, he married Betty Jean Dawson and she survives. Other survivors are two daughters, Patricia (husband Michael) Keller of Crooked River Ranch, Oregon and Lisa (husband Denny) Oakes of Wilkinson; one brother Harvey “Jim” (wife Luana) Williams of Knightstown; and two grandchildren, Ashley and Dustin Oakes of Wilkinson.
He was preceded in death by one son, a brother and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 25 at Todd Funeral Home Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Rev. Steve Brackney officiating. Burial with military rites was at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Thursday, February 24.
July 15, 1930 – Feb. 25, 2005
Willard Plank, 74, of Knightstown, died Friday, February 25 in Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield. He was born July 15, 1930 in Morehead, Ky., a son of the late Elmer and Rosa (Egan) Plank.
Mr. Plank had lived most of his life in Knightstown. He was the Sergeant of Corrections Officers at the Pendleton Reformatory where he was a member of the Reformatory Pistol team. Mr. Plank was a member of the Knightstown Police Dept. from 1958-1966. One of his greatest pleasures was taking his grandchildren fishing and hunting.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, March 2) at the Todd Funeral Home Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Rev. Richard Thayer officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, March 1.
June 19, 1933 – Feb. 25, 2005
Knightstown resident Arnold L. Gorman, 71, died Friday, February 25 at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born June 10, 1933 in Raysville, a son of the late James S. and Margaret (Van Ostrum) Gorman, Sr.
A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Gorman retired from Delco Remy Corp. in Anderson after 34 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post #152 in Knightstown and the Indiana Sheriff’s Assn. An avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt, fish, play cards and spend time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Emily “Boots” (Morgan) Gorman; two sons, Jerry Gorman of Indianapolis and Perry Gorman of Wilkinson; a daughter, Patty (husband Joe) Paul of Knightstown; two brothers, James S. Gorman, Jr. of Virginia and Fred Gorman of Knightstown; four sisters, Mary (husband Charles) Edmonds, Phyllis Yost and Carolyn Dennis, all of Florida; and Geneva Dye of New Castle; six grandsons, Jeremy and Dustin Gorman, both of Knightstown, Jacob Gorman of Middletown, Austin Gorman of Wilkinson, Matthew May of Knightstown and Joseph May of Edinburgh; a step-grandson, Ethan Paul of Carthage; one aunt, Almeda Burton of Knightstown; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, a daughter, Deborah Gorman, a grandson, James Gorman, and two sisters, Irene Ernstes and Joyce Tompkins preceded him in death.
Services were held Tuesday, March 1 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel with Rev. Darrell Bertram and Rev. Richard Thayer officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery with military services conducted by Knightstown American legion Post #152.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Monday, February 28.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Oct. 25,1919 – Feb. 24, 2005
Wilkinson resident, Daniel Hyatt, 85, died at his residence Thursday, February 24. He was born October 25, 1919 in St. Pauls, N.C., a son of the late Joseph A. and Janie (Sikes) Hyatt.
Mr. Hyatt retired from Ford Motor Co. in 1981 and was the owner of H & H Shoe Store & Repair in Wilkinson for 40 years. He was a member of the Knightstown American Legion. He served during WW II in the 3rd Marine Headquarters Co., 3rd Division in the Pacific Theater.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Opal (Yount) Hyatt of Wilkinson; one son, Daniel D. (wife Peggy) Hyatt of Parker City; five daughters, Betty (husband Tommie) Bowen of Indianapolis, Juanita (husband Terry) Reason of Wilkinson, Dorothy (husband John) Ankrom of Indianapolis, Glenda (husband Brad) Thompson of Wilkinson and Janis (husband Tommy) Braxton of West Columbia, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Four brothers, Roscoe, Rowland, Paul and James Robert Hyatt and two sisters, Laura Lee Strickland and Betty Lorraine Shaw preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 28 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Curt Solomon officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Knightstown American Legion Post #152.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Sunday, February 27.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.
July 13 1912 – Feb. 22, 2005
Margaret E. Whiteman, 92, a resident of Greenfield, died Tuesday, February 22 at Hancock Memorial in Greenfield. She was born July 13, 1912 in Hazen, Ark., a daughter of the late Albert and Hattie (Wilkins) Youngblood.
Mrs. Whiteman was a registered nurse for 43 years and graduated from Christian Hospital of Nursing School in St. Louis, Mo., and had also graduated from Cincinnati Bible Seminary in 1940. She served as Director of Nursing at Hancock Memorial Hospital in the early 1960s. She was a member of the Wilkinson Church of Christ for over 50 years. After retiring, she was involved in the Rock Hound Club and enjoyed quilting, painting, needle crafting and many other crafting projects.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, William Whiteman of Greenfield; two sons, David (wife Marla) Whiteman of Kansas City, Mo. and Jonathan (wife Nancy) Whiteman of Danville; four grandchildren, Rachel Whiteman, Chad Whiteman, Brian Whiteman and Andy Whiteman; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dale Youngblood of Lansing, Ill. and Robert Youngblood of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Youngblood and a sister, Elva Gilbert.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 26 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson. Burial was in McCray Cemetery, Wilkinson.
Visitation was held at the funeral home prior to the service on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Sept. 6, 1920 – Fb. 25, 2005
Helen Kline, 84, of Greenfield, died Friday, February 25 in Oaklandon. She was born September 6, 1920 in Star City, a daughter of the late Daniel and Ruth (Densborn) Royer.
Mrs. Kline, a graduate of Tyner High School was a homemaker. She was a member of Browns Chapel Wesleyan Church.
Surviving are two sons, Vance Kline and Wayne Kline, both of Greenfield; one daughter, Loretta (Kline) Greenwalt of Greenfield; two brothers, Joe Royer of Anderson and Dan Royer of Anaheim, Calif.; one sister, Ruth Phillippe of Avon; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchlid.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Kline in 2000; a son, Gordon Kline; one daughter, Glenda Hughes; and one sister, Lois Marley.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, (Wednesday, March 2) at Browns Chapel Wesleyan Church in Greenfield with Pastors Steve Bradley and Jim Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery in Greenfield.
Visitation was held Tuesday, March 1 at Pasco-Stillinger Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Nov. 19, 1970 – ar. 1, 2005
Stephen Michael Petry, 34, of Carthage, died Tuesday, March 1 in Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. He was born November 19, 1970 in Greenfield, a son of Dahl and Kay (Davis) Petry.
Mr. Petry worked as a laborer. He was a member of the Fletcher United Methodist Church of Carthage and belonged to U.M.R.A.
He is survived by his parents, Dahl and Kay Petry of Carthage; two brothers, Warren (wife Cheyanne) Petry and Scott (wife Diane) Petry; grandmother, Alice Davis of Carthage; grandparents, Quentin and Joyce Petry of Greenfield; and seven nephews.
His grandfather, Harold Davis, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 4 at Fletcher United Methodist Church in Carthage with Pastor Roger Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Arlington East Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 at the Fletcher United Methodist Church.
Todd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rush County Fairgrounds Fund, A.R.C. of Rush County in care of the Rush County Community Foundation.
PUBLISHED MARCH 9, 2005
Apr. 24, 1931 – Mar. 2, 2005
Pearl Lee Johnson, 73, of Carthage, died Wednesday, March 2 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born April 24, 1931 in Harlan County, Ky., a son of the late Charles and Polly Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a resident of Carthage for the last 10 years, having moved here from Indianapolis.
He was a parts attendant for West Vaco and was a member of the Moose Lodge of Greenfield.
Survivors include one son, Steven Johnson of Carthage; one brother, Larry Johnson of Ft. Meyers, Fla., two sisters, Irene (Hershall) Longworth of Indianapolis and Shelby Jean May of Sarasota, Fla.; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his wife, Cleta (Muncy) Johnson, two brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Walker Funeral Home in Hyden, Ky. on Saturday, March 5 with burial at Halls Rest Haven Cemetery, Hyden, Ky.
Visitation was held at Todd Funeral Home, Carthage Chapel on Friday, March 4.
Dec. 1, 1917 – Ma. 4, 2005
Herman Vaughn Nibarger, 87, died Friday, March 4 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Mr. Nibarger, a resident of Anderson, was born December 1, 1917 in Markleville, Hancock County. He was the son of the late Homer and Mayme (Hindricks) Nibarger.
Mr. Nibarger was a lifelong farmer, retiring in 1980. He also worked as an equipment sales dealer, retiring in 1961.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Edna (McCune) Nibarger of Anderson; a son, Robert E. Nibarger of Virginia Beach, Va.; two granddaughters, Carmen (husband John) Compton, Montsursville, Pa. and Krista (husband Joshua) Hodsden of Akron, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 7 at Condo & Son Funeral Home, Wilkinson with burial following in Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Monday, prior to the service.
Jan. 27, 1953 – Feb. 20, 2005
Gary Livingston, 52, of Owatonna, Minn. died Sunday, February 20 at St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born January 27, 1953 in New Castle, a son of the late James and Mary Livingston. Mr. Livingston was raised in Knightstown and graduated from Knightstown High School.
Survivors include his daughters, Nicole and Shauna Livingston, his sons, Brian and Michael Livingston, all of Owatonna; brothers Jerry Livingston of Knightstown, Tony Bovard of New Castle; sisters Theresa Gridder of New Castle and Donna (Eddie) Shelton of Greenfield; stepmother Janet Livingston of New Castle.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Livingston was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Livingston.
Services were held Friday, February 25 at Michaelson Funeral Home in Owatonna, with burial in St. John Cemetery, Owatonna.
Apr. 4, 1955 – Mar. 3, 2005
Denise L. Keller, 49, a resident of Greenfield, died March 3 at Kindred Hospital in Greenwood. She was born April 4, 1955 in Greenfield and is the daughter of Mary (McNally) Keller and the late Robert Keller.
Ms. Keller is survived by her mother, Mary Keller of Greenfield, a brother, David Keller of Greenfield, a sister, Kathy (husband James) Gillam of Knightstown, two nieces and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Keller and two sisters, Phyllis Ann Keller and Linda Keller.
Graveside services were held on Tuesday, March 8 at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Arrangements were handled by Condo & Son Funeral Home, Wilkinson.
PUBLISHED MARCH 16, 2005
Oct. 5, 1931 – Mar. 10, 2005
Audrey A. Gillam, 73, of Indianapolis, died Thursday, March 10, 2005. Ms. Gillam was born October 5, 1931 in Henry County, the daughter of the late Charles and Pearlie M. Barber Gillam.
Ms. Gillam was a graduate of Short Ridge High School. She retired from the Indianapolis Post Office where she worked as a clerk for many years.
Survivors include one brother, Dewey H. (wife Nancy) Gillam of Anderson and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 15 at Todd Funeral Home Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Chris Sitler officiating. Burial followed at Glen Cove Cemetery.
July 24, 1921 – Mar. 12 2005
Knightstown resident, Gwendolyn R. Hinkle, 83, died Saturday, March 12 at Hancock Memorial Hospital. She was born July 24, 1921 in Henry County, the daughter of the late Omar E. and Audrey Hoppes Riley.
Gwendolyn retired in 1976 from Guide Light in Anderson. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and Altar Society in Knightstown.
Survivors include one daughter, Jana (Mrs. Joseph) Knott of Straughn; two sisters, Helen (Mrs. Dale) Sipes of Greenfield, and Phyllis (Mrs. John) Graybiel of Shreveport, La.; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She married Lowell K. Hinkle in 1937 and he preceded her in death in 1981. In addition to her parents, one son, one daughter, two brothers and three sisters also preceded her in death.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, March 16 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Knightstown with Rev. Bill Ehalt officiating. Burial followed in Mechanicsburg, Ind. Cemetery.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, March 15 at Todd Funeral Home Butcher Chapel, Knightstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
Nov. 16, 1919 – Mar. 12, 2005
Ina Jean Plank, 84, died Saturday, March 12, 2005. She was born in Knightstown on November 16, 1919.
Ina was a paralegal for Yockey, Yockey & Yockey and was a member of the Irvington Presbyterian Church and the E.O.S. in Dayton, Ohio.
She is survived by her brother, Robert Miller, sister, Virginia McShirley; seven nieces; one nephew and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Wilma and Roy Ledbetter.
Services were held Tuesday, March 15 at the Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel, Indianapolis.
Visitation was Monday, March 14.
June 10, 1935 – Mar. 9, 2005
LaVada Ann Lakin, 69, a resident of Rushville, died on Wednesday, March 9 at Rushville Memorial Hospital. She was born June 10, 1935 in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Vada Hall and Thelma Henderson.
LaVada was a homemaker, having lived most of her life in Rushville. She graduated from Rushville High School in 1953. She was active in the Rushville American Legion and the Rushville Eagles Auxiliary. LaVada was a member of the Main Street Christian Church.
She married Jack Lakin on August 15, 1956, and he survives. Also surviving are daughters Lisa Seaborn, Rushville, Mrs. Andy (Lori) Johnson, Dunreith, Leanna Wells (fiancé Rusty Addison), Carthage, Mrs. Dallas (Jackie) Harris, Mays; brothers Robert Hall, Orem, Utah, John Hall, Dunreith, Tom Hall, Rushville; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Friday, March 11 at Moster & Cox Mortuary, Rushville with Pastor Deann Anderson officiating. Burial followed in East Hill Cemetery, Rushville.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Joe Sheehan Cancer Association in care of the Rush County Memorial Hospital.
Dec. 31, 1953 – Mar. 11 2005
Vicky Lynn Gottschalk, 51, of Centerville, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 11 at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born December 31, 1953 in Richmond.
Vicky was co-owner of Steve’s Finer Foods in Carthage.
She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Steve Gottschalk of Centerville; one daughter, Sarah Beckman of Indianapolis; one son, Christopher Gottschalk of Centerville; her mother, Donna Necessary of Richmond; six brothers, David Reid of Richmond, Jim Burdette of Centerville, Rick Burdette of Richmond, Robin Necessary of Cincinnati, Ohio, Terry Necessary of Hollandsburg, Ohio, Kevin Necessary of Richmond, and several nieces and nephews.
Vicky was preceded in death by her grandparents Rex and Jewel Gifford.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 16 at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home, Richmond, with Rev. Charles McMahan officiating.
Visitation was Tuesday, March 15.
Memorial contributions may be given to Centerville and Center Township Library, 126 E. Main St. Centerville, Ind. 47330, to help purchase reading materials. Email condolences may be sent to email@example.com.
PUBLISHED MARCH 23, 2005
Fe. 4, 1944 – Mar. 9, 2005
Jack Ray Steward, 61, of Okeechobee, Fla., died Wednesday, March 9, 2005. He was born February 4, 1944 in Carthage, son of the late Forest M. Steward and Bertha Steward.
Mr. Steward was a member and pilgrim of the Moose Lodge and Am Vets. He served as a furrier for 12 years and enjoyed competing in horseshoe tournaments.
Survivors include his wife Shirley Wade Steward of Okeechobee, Fla.; his mother Bertha Steward of Carthage; son Vince (wife Victoria) Shumaker of Greenfield; step-son Sean Wade of Okeechobee, Fla., two grandchildren; sisters Virginia Davis, Alice (husband Charles) Baker, Violet Clay, Carol Smith; brothers Marion (wife Dorothy) Steward, Albert (wife Shirley) Steward, Floyd (wife Sharon) Steward.
Mr. Steward was preceded in death by his father and a brother-in-law.
A memorial service was held on March 19 at the Carthage New Life Wesleyan Church, Carthage. Todd Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.
July 21, 1921 - Mar. 2, 2005
Nedra Mae Sumner Brammer, 83, formerly of Knightstown, died in Greenfield on March 21, 2005. She was born on July 21, 1921, in Havensville, Kan., a daughter of the late Russell and Cora Sumner.
Mrs. Brammer was a retired cafeteria manager for Brookview and Grassy Creek Elementary Schools in Warren Township, having worked there for 35 years. Previously, she taught K-12 in Kansas for many years.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda D. Brammer Mahan of Indianapolis and a brother, Leo Sumner of Havensville, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd E. “Johnny” Brammer; two brothers Glenn Sumner and Dale Sumner; and a sister Annabel Schneider.
Services for Mrs. Brammer will be held on Friday, March 25 at 11 a.m. at Flanner & Buchanan Lawrence Funeral Center. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown.
Friends may call on Thursday, March 24 from 4-8 p.a. at Flanner & Buchanan Lawrence Funeral Center, 5215 N. Shadeland Ave., Lawrence.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Jan. 4, 1916 – Mar. 19, 005
Wilbur Pete Kirkpatrick, 89, a resident of Monticello, formerly of Middletown, died Saturday, March 19 at White County Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was born on January 4, 1916, the son of the late Orman and Ida (Addison) Kirkpatrick.
Mr. Kirkpatrick served in the U.S. Army during WWII in China, Burma and India as a 1st Lieutenant pilot in the 14th Air Force Flying Tigers. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, a member and past master of Mechanicsburg Masonic Lodge #392, a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 110 in Middletown. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, a 50-year member of the Shrine Murat Temple, a member of Monticello Moose Lodge #906 and Ray Gibbons Legion of the Moose #77. He was a holder of the Pilgrim Degree of the Moose and former president of the Indiana Moose Association.
Survivors include a son, Michael (wife Stevie) Kirkpatrick of Pendleton; a daughter, Patricia Morgan of Texas; a stepdaughter, Charlene Silcox of Kokomo; a brother, George (wife Gloria) Kirkpatrick of Middletown; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Bonnie Swaim of Monticello.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was preceded in death by his first wife, Crystabell (Fleming) Kirkpatrick in 1943; his second wife, Imogene (Leach) Kirkpatrick in 1996; and two sisters, Dorothy Brown and Jane Burgess.
Visitation was Monday, March 21 at Fisher Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home in Monticello with Moose Pilgrim services. Visitation was also held on Tuesday, March 22 at Condo & son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Eastern Star and Masonic Services. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 23 at Condo & Son, Wilkinson. Burial followed at Miller Cemetery in Middletown with Military and Masonic services.
PUBLISHED MARCH 30, 2005
Mar 6, 1938 – Mar. 25, 2005
Delbert S. Maxwell, 67, a resident of rural Wilkinson, died at his home Friday, March 25, 2005. He was born March 6, 1937, a son of the late Chester and Madge (Muncy) Maxwell.
Mr. Maxwell graduated from Wilkinson High School in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany.
He retired from Guide Lamp, a division of General Motors in Anderson. He was a member of the Shirley-Wilkinson United Methodist Church and a member of the Anderson chapter of TOPS.
Mr. Maxwell is survived by his sister, Rema Maxwell of Wilkinson and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were two brothers, Ralph Maxwell and James Maxwell, and one sister, Bessie Harrison Bronnenburg.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 29 at Condo & Son Funeral Home with Jeff Mair officiating. Burial followed at Harlan Cemetery.
Visitation was held at the funeral home prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or the Shirley-Wilkinson United Methodist Church.
Mar. 6, 1932 – Oct. 17, 2004
Donald E. Younts, Sr., 72, of Orange Park, Fla., died on October 17, 2004 following a car accident. He was born in New Castle on March 6, 1932, a son of Clifford and Ruth (Mackey) Younts.
Mr. Younts graduated from Knightstown High School in 1951. In high school, he was class president and was active on the basketball and track teams. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years, retiring as a SMSGT. He retired as an accountant from NADEP, NAS, Jacksonville, Fla. in 1990. He also owned an antique business.
Mr. Younts is survived by his wife of 27 years, Christie Younts; two sisters, Betty Wood of Fla. and Hyacinth Kern of Tenn.; one brother, John (wife Jody) Younts of Ind.; six children Don II (wife Pat) Younts of Ohio, Douglas Younts of Ohio, David (wife Cherese) Younts of N.C., Dan (wife Wendy) Younts of Texas, Nancy Younts of Fla. and Melanie (husband Don) Flack of Fla.; nine grandchildren and one great grandson.
A memorial service was held on October 29, 2004 at Christian Faith Center with Wendell Shaw officiating, Interment with full military honors will be in the new National Cemetery in Jacksonville, Fla. upon its opening.
Mar. 20, 1923 – Mar. 23, 2005
Wiliam “Bill” E. Heck, 82, of Spiceland, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at Henry County Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 20, 1923 in Lewisville, a son of the late Lawrence Heck and Margaret (Hayes) Heck.
Mr. Heck graduated from Lewisville High School in 1941. He was a decorated Army veteran on WWII, receiving the Army Occupation Medal – Germany, Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European – African – Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Star, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the American Legion Post 152 of Knightstown, the V.F.W. Post 1282 of New Castle, and a member of the Lewisville Presbyterian Church. Mr. Heck was a farmer and also retired from Draper Shade. He was an active life-long Republican, receiving the Rover Kirby Award in 1999. In 1993, on his 70th birthday, Senator Richard Lugar presented him with a U.S. flag that was flown over the Capital Building.
He married Martha Smith on August 20, 1945 and she survives. Mr. Heck is also survived by a daughter, Cheryl “Cheri” (husband Sam) Goodin of Greenfield; a son Jerry (wife Sandra) Heck of Muncie; one granddaughter Brooke Heck (husband Tim) Stover of Selma; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert.
Funeral services were held on Easter Sunday, March 27 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel, Lewisville with Rev. Linda Philabaun officiating. Burial followed at Lewisville Cemetery with graveside rites by American Legion Post 152 and the V.F.W. Post 1282 of New Castle.
Visitation was held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 26.
Sept. 4, 1956 – Mar. 27, 2005
Nina J Heady, 48, of Carthage died on March 27, 2005 at her residence. She was born in Rushville on September 4, 1956, a daughter of Laura Wells and the late Clyde Wells.
Mrs. Heady made thousands of children happy as the well-known “Blooper” the clown. She also donated much time of her time to charity work at Riley Hospital for Children. She was a member of Carthage Friends Church.
Survivors include her husband, Steven Heady of Michigan; her mother Laura Wells of Knightstown; a son, Naryan L. Goodwin of Knightstown; a daughter, Linda L. “Sha Sha” Perrin of Carthage; four brothers, Danny Wells of Carthage, Jimmy Wells of Indianapolis, Jerry Wells and Dean Wells, both of Knightstown; four sisters, Geneva Jones of Noblesville, Connie Tucker of Indianapolis, Becky Wells of Knightstown and Candy Wells of New Castle.
Mrs. Heady was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Wells, and a brother, Richard Wells.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 31 at 2 p.m. at Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel, Knightstown.
Visitation will be from 12 – 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Dec. 11, 1944 – Mar. 25, 2005
Wiliam E. Hampton, 60, a resident of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Knightstown, died Friday, March 25 at his home. He was born December 11, 1944 in New Castle, the son of the late Merle and Irene (Anderson) Hampton.
Mr. Hampton retired in 2001 from Chrysler Corporation in New Castle, after 35 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in Viet Nam. He attended Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Coral, Fla. Mr. Hampton enjoyed boating.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce (Kemerly) Hampton, whom he married on June 13, 1994; five children, Lola (husband Tim) Stout, Jamie (husband Randy) Rogers, all of Bloomington, Sheryl Zins of Bangor, Maine, Joshua (wife Christina) Hampton of Arlington and Jody Hampton of Knightstown; two stepsons, Todd (wife Tausha) Hill of New Castle and Rob Hill of Ft. Myers, Fla., and ten grandchildren.
Services were held March 30, 1:30 p.m. at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel, with the Rev. Gene Bennett officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown with graveside services conducted by the American Legion.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, March 29 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon’s International, Riley Children’s Hospital or to the charity of the donor’s choice.