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 PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2, 2005

Betty J. Fultz

June 22, 1930 – Oct. 31, 2005

Betty J. Fultz, 75, of Kennard, died Monday, Oct. 31, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born June 22, 1930, in Olive Hill, Ky., a daughter of the late John and Vinnia (Adkins) Hill.

Mrs. Fultz worked in the cafeteria at Ingersol Steel. She was also a homemaker and a loving mother, who enjoyed cooking and homemaking.

Survivors include four sons, Ralph (wife, Bobbie) Fultz of Kennard; Steve Fultz, of Kennard; Dick (wife, Linda) Fultz of Clarksville, Tenn., and Sam (wife, Tammy) Fultz of New Castle; three daughters, Annie (husband, Steve) Jackson of Kennard, Margie and Margaret Fultz, both of Kennard; 14 grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; four brothers, John, Henry, Scott and David Hill; two sisters, Sue Moses and Christine Farrell; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Buster Fultz in 2003; a grandson, Michael Fultz; a brother, Wylie Hill; and a sister, Lulabell Chemhil.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Dillard Cole officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memory Gardens in New Castle. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the funeral home.

 

Helen D. Houchins

Nov. 25, 1934 – Oct. 30, 2005

Helen D. Houchins, 70, of Indianapolis, died Sunday, October 30.

She was born Nov. 25, 1934 in Shelby County, where she was raised.

Survivors include her children, Chris, Jack and Paul Houchins, and Angie Pfeiffer; three sisters, Betty Kelley, Rose Miller and Mary Carpenter; two brothers, Frank Shutt and Russell Shutt, Jr.; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Houchins Moos Adams.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary in Indianapolis. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of service on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the funeral home.

 

Lucille E. Howard

Sept. 19, 1923 – Oct. 30, 2005

Lucille E. Howard, 82, of Knightstown, died Sunday, Oct. 30, at Hancock Regional Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 19, 1923 in Wayne County, Ky., a daughter of the late Sam and Molly (Brown) Coomer.

Mrs. Howard retired from Guide Lamp in Anderson in 1979 after 30 years of service. She was a founding member of Community Baptist Church in Raysville. A loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Mrs. Howard enjoyed cooking and was known for her Sunday dinners and sense of humor. She often helped people in the community was known as a giver.

Survivors include seven children, Peggy (husband, Ray) Roseberry of Anderson, Roberta (husband, Jack) Lay of Knightstown, Dale (wife, Misty) Winchester of New Castle, Wanda Keith of Indianapolis, Michael (wife, Duella) Howard of New Castle, Jena Howard of Carthage, Lisa Kaye (husband, Phil) Byers of South Hill, Va.; 11 grandchildren, Kelli Roseberry, Michele Gaw, Chip Roseberry, Brian, Brad and Brett Ratliff, Robin Heugel, Carol Wilson-Hawley, Patricia Wirsch, Shannon Moore and Steven Byers; 11 great grandchildren; one sister, Rita Lester of West Virginia; three brothers, Robert Coomer of Clinton, Ill., Joe Coomer of Anderson, and Leland Coomer of Monticello, Ky.; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Winchester; her second husband, Charles W. Howard; a granddaughter, Nicole Brammer; and a brother, Hobart Coomer.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel with Rev. Danny Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in Carthage Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to Community Baptist Church in Raysville or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

 

Marilyn E. Mosier

January 20, 1939 – Oct. 25, 2005

Marilyn E. (Leisure) Mosier, 66, of Greenfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Morristown.

She was born January 20, 1939, a daughter of the late Lowell and Eva (Gray) Leisure. Mrs. Mosier worked for the Carthage Post Office until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of Fletcher United Methodist Church in Carthage and was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a 1957 graduate of Carthage High School.

Survivors include two daughters, Risa (husband, Jeff) Jackson of Greenfield, and Denise (husband, Kevin) Nelis of Greenwood; three sisters, Sue (husband, Gary) Mason of Mooresville, Marcia (husband, LeRoy) Richardson of Greenfield, and Connie (husband, Charles) Murnan of Greenfield; three grandchildren, Jimmy Jackson of Greenwood, Adrianne Helton of Paragon, and Corey Nelis of Indianapolis; four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m. at Fletcher United Methodist Church in Carthage with Roger Campbell officiating. Cremation followed services. Visitation was Friday, Oct. 28, from 5-8 p.m. at Pasco-Stillinger Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fletcher United Methodist Church in Carthage.

 

William W. “Bill” Stanley

Sept. 14, 1952 – Oct. 28, 2005

William W. “Bill” Stanley, 53, of Knightstown, died Friday, Oct. 28, at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield.

He was born Sept. 14, 1952 in Greenield, a son of the Omer S. and Mable J. (Preston) Stanley.

He married Linda L. (Beech) Stanley on May 25, 1985. Mr. Stanley worked in shipping and receiving for 10 years at Service Engineering Corporation in Greenfield. He was an avid fisherman and Nascar fan.

Survivors include his wife, Linda L. Stanley of Knightstown; a brother, John K. Stanley of Indianapolis; five sisters, Pam Stanley and Cheryl Millican, both of Greenfield; Margaret Elliott of Indianapolis, Jane Ellenberger of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Linda K. Shepherd of Morristown; several nieces and nephews; his pets, Sadie, Lady, Cuddles and Buffy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his mom, Lucille Beech.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Erlewien Mortuary in Greenfield with Pastor Calvin Hensley officiating. Visitation was from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the funeral home. Burial took place at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Linda Stanley, c/o Erlewein Mortuary, 1484 W. U.S. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

Carolyn S. Freeman-Harp

August 7, 1939 – Oct. 28, 2005

Carolyn S. Freeman-Harp, 66, of Knightstown, died Friday, Oct. 28, at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born Aug. 7, 1939 in Hancock County, a daughter of Paul E. and Mabel Lorraine (Jones) Joyce.

Mrs. Freeman-Harp was a medical receptionist in Greenfield and was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a member of Nameless Creek Christian Church and the Indiana Lupus Foundation. She enjoyed corcheting, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, JoAnn (husband, Fred) Wooldridge and Shelly Martin, both of Knightstown; two sons, Bill (wife, Angie) Freeman of Shirley, and John (wife, Leah) Freeman of Knightstown; her father, Paul E. Joyce of New Castle; nine grandchildren, Todd and Julie Wooldridge, Joshua and Stephanie Martin, Cody and Kyle Freeman, Greg, Eric and Jami Freeman; two brothers, Richard Joyce of Florida, and Everett Joyce of Greenfield; one sister, Judy Troxell of Texas; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother in 1985.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson. Visitation was from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the funeral home. Burial followed funeral services at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Lupus Foundation.

 

Jake R. Lough

April 24, 1919 – Oct. 28, 2005

Jake R. Lough, 86, of New Castle, died Friday, Oct. 28, at Henry County Memorial Hospital in New Castle.

He was born April 24, 1919, a son of the late Lawrence and Eva (Hansel) Lough.

Mr. Lough retired in 1984 from Borg Warner Corporation in Muncie after 38 years of service. He was also associated with Dudley’s Service Station in New Castle for several years. While serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Mr. Lough was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of American Legion Post 137 and UAW 287. An avid bowler and golfer, Mr. Lough also enjoyed spending time with family and friends and spent many hours watching television with his faithful dog, Brandy.

Survivors include five daughters, Shera Fine (fiance, Mike Abney) of Muncie; Deborah Stanley of Mt. Summit, Theda (husband, George) McFalls, Randi (husband, John) Lowhorn, and Lisa Lough, all of New Castle; a sister, Florence Ward of Mississippi; 10 grandchildren, Brian Stillwell of New Castle, Jill Stillwell of Indianapolis, Amy Ellis, Misty (husband, bob) Edwards, of New Castle; Tracy Godfrey of Indianapolis, Travis Godfrey of New Castle, Kim (husband, Rusty) York of Knightstown, Johnnie (wife, Ginger) Lowhorn of New Castle, Christa Chowning of New Castle, Amanda Brake (fiance, Jeremy Hedges) of New Castle; several great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Maggie Lough of New Castle; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Lough was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Evelyn; a son, Michael Stillwell; a brother, Sheldon Lough; two infant sisters; a grandson, Eric Lowhorn; a great grandson, Conner Byrket; a son-in-law, David Stanley; a daughter-in-law, Patty Stillwell.

Funeral Services were at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with military rites conducted by the American Legion and VFW. Burial followed in Green Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

 PULISHED NOVEMBER 9, 2005

Thelma Greenwell

Sept. 23, 1915 – Nov. 8, 2005

Thelma Greenwell, 90, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, at The Waters Nursing Home in New Castle.

She was born Sept. 23, 1915, in Indianapolis, a daughter of the late Harry and Lillian (Bartley) Hamel.

A homemaker, Mrs. Greenwell lived most of her life in the Lewisville area. She was a licensed beautician and had worked in Rushville and New Palestine. Mrs. Greenwell also worked in the Henry County Assessor’s office for four years and Century Press in New Castle for four years.

Survivors include three sons, Richard (wife, Laura) Greenwell of Leesburg, Fla., Charles Greenwell of New Castle, and James (wife, Elene) Greenwell of New Castle; a daughter-in-law, Linda Greenwell of Rushville; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a sister, Dorthy Totton of Carmel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Greenwell, whom she married in Cambridge City on Feb. 6, 1937; two sisters, Margaret and Virginia; a brother, Harold Hamel; a son, Robert; and one grandson, Steve Greenwell.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Lewisville with Rev. Arthur Whitaker officiating. Burial will follow in Rushville’s East Hill Cemetery.

 

Verl “Tom” Palmer

April 18, 1942 – Nov. 7, 2005

Verl “Tom” Palmer, 63, of Wanatah and formerly of Kouts, died Monday, Nov. 7, at his home.

He was born April 18, 1942, in Centerville, a son of Verl and Elizabeth (Collier) Palmer.

Mr. Palmer graduated from Centerville High School in 1960 and served in the United State Air Force until 1968. He had worked in the Water Department at the Westville Correctional Center for the past year. Mr. Palmer was a lifetime member of the Kouts American Legion Post, B.P.O.E. Elks 500 in Valparaiso and the Westville Masonic Lodge. He was a former member of the Orak Shrine.

Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Linda (Howard) Palmer of Wanatah; three children, Verl T. Palmer, Jr., of Missouri, Jody (husband, Jon) McMahel of Knightstown, and Judy (husband, Matt) Gerrassimoff of Arizona; two step-sons, David (wife, Debbie) Cincoski of Chesterton, and Daniel Cincoski, Jr., of Rolling Prairie; his mother, Elizabeth Palmer of Centerville; one brother, Edward (wife, Pat) Palmer of Centerville; and six grandchildren, Jon-Eric, Lauren, Austin, Alex, Alexandria and Madison.

Mr. Palmer was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Wanatah Funeral Chapel with Rev. Craig Forwalter officiating. Burial will follow services. Visitation is Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Westville Masonic Lodge or Kouts American Legion Post.

 

Joyce Percell

Jan. 25, 1940 – Nov. 5, 2005

Joyce Percell, 65, of Arlington, died Saturday, November 5, at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. She was born January 25, 1940, in Rush County, a daughter of the late Fred and Marcella (Moore) Mann.

She married David Percell Nov. 22, 1962; he survives.

Mrs. Percell was a lifelong resident of Arlington. She was a 1958 graduate of Arlington High School and had worked as a nurse’s aide at Rush Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Percell was a member of Hannegan Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Tina (husband, Bradd) Stamm of Carthage, Jannet Rush of Indianapolis, and Cindi Percell of Columbus; one brother, Dennis (wife, Melinda) Mann of Arlington; one sister, Karen (husband, Fred) Lee of Arlington; and three grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Todd Funeral Home in Rushville with the Rev. Warren Engle officiating. Burial followed in Arlington East Hill Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hannegan Christian Church.

 

Russell V. Hunt

Sept. 4, 1927 – Nov. 3, 2005

Russell V. Hunt, 78, of Spiceland died Thursday, November 3 in Henry County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born September 4, 1927 in Hancock County to the late Jehu and Stella Mae (Steele) Hunt.

A Spiceland resident for 49 years, Mr. Hunt retired from Carpenters Union Local #1016 in Muncie in 1990 after many years of service. He was Commander of Spiceland American Legion Post #146 and was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8257. He enjoyed coon hunting, target shooting, woodworking and loved horses and fishing. His favorite thing was being a grandpa.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Nancy L. Hunt of Spiceland; five children, Darrell (wife Janet) Craft, Debbie (husband Larry) Bever, Russell A. (wife Melanie) Hunt and Linda (husband Tom) Gideon, all of Spiceland, and Brian Hunt (companion Kathy Ferrell) of Middletown; 10 grandsons, Mike and Patrick Craft, Jason and Chad Bever, Russell Hunt Jr., Brad Fox, Matthew and Charlie Hunt and Travis and Casey Gideon; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Vesta Hunt of Silver Springs, Fla.; and one niece, Toni Winfree, also of Silver Springs.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Fox in 2000; a brother, Horace Hunt; and a sister, Margie Hunt.

Services were held Monday, November 7 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service at the Knightstown Chapel with Morris Smoot officiating. Burial was in Circle Grove Cemetery. Visitation was held at the funeral home Sunday, November 6.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Henry County Cancer Society.

 

 PUBLISHD NOVEMBER 16, 2005

Ruby J. Huse

Oct. 24, 1925 – Nov. 9, 2005

Ruby J. (Jackson) Huse, 80, of Knightstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Indianapolis.

She was born Oct. 24, 1925 in New Castle, a daughter of the late Gobel and Rushia Jackson.

Mrs. Huse retired from Western Electric after over 22 years of service. She was a member of the Knightstown American Legion Post 152 Auxiliary and the Business and Professional Women’s Club. Mrs. Huse was also a loving wife and mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of over 54 years, Elmer Huse of Knightstown; a daughter, Jeannie (husband, Emmons) Berry of Indianapolis; two sons, Sam Hurd of Marshall, Ill., and Rex (wife, Nancy) Huse of Mulberry; one step-son; two step-daughters; two grandchildren, Chris Wisner of Indianapolis, and Taylor Huse of Mulberry; three great grandchildren, Julian Wisner, Jackson Wisner and Mali Wisner, all of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mary Wells and Jackie Coffman, both of Knightstown; one brother, Jim (wife, Virginia) Jackson of Knightstown; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Alexander, Shelton and Malcolm Jackson.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Chris Lee officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, at the funeral home.

 

Robert E. Jones

Dec. 9, 1925 – Nov. 13, 2005

Robert E. Jones, 79, of Knightstown, died Sunday, Nov. 13, at Americare Nursing Center in New Castle.

He was born Dec. 9, 1925, in Indianapolis, a son of the late Alva and Edith (Downey) Jones.

Mr. Jones was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church and the American Legion. He was a loving husband enjoyed working on cars.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Jones of Knightstown; seven children, Judy (husband, Dave) Peterson of Grand Rapids, Minn., George Jones of Minneapolis, Minn., Larry (wife, Marge) Jones, Linda (husband, Dennis) Olson, Pam Jones, and Robert Jones, all of St. Paul, Minn., Jerry (wife, Jeannine) Jones of St. Francis, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; five siblings, Francis Anderson, Dorothy Ritton, Richard (wife, Virginia) Jones, Charles (wife, Judy) Jones, Norman (wife, Edna) Jones; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mr. Jones was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Jones, and a brother, Ross Jones.

Funeral services were at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in Knightstown with Rev. Larry Delon officiating. Burial followed in Marion National Cemetery. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Robert E. Jones Memorial Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

Nancy L. Hunt

Aug. 10, 1931 – Nov. 14, 2005

Nancy L. Hunt, 74, of Spiceland, died Monday, Nov. 14, in her home following a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 10, 1931 in Fleming County, Ky., a daughter of the late Isaac Edward and Laura Jane (Pitts) Hamilton.

A Spiceland resident for the last 49 years, Mrs. Hunt enjoyed cooking, flower gardening and being a homemaker. She was also involved in a local M.A.S.H. group.

Survivors include five children, Darrell (wife, Janet) Craft, Debbie (husband, Larry) Bever, Russell A. (wife, Melanie) Hunt, Linda (husband, Tom) Gideon, all of Spiceland, and Brian (companion, Kathy Ferrell) of Middletown; 10 grandsons, Mike Craft, Patrick Craft, Jason Bever, Chad Bever, Russell Hunt, Jr., Brad Fox, Matthew Hunt, Charlie Hunt, Travis Gideon, and Casey Gideon; one granddaughter, Dawneil Hall; 13 great grandchildren; three sisters, Lola Mae Porter of Hamilton, Ohio, Eldred Logan of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Pauline Porter of Knightstown; two brothers, Clayton Hamilton of New Castle and Forrest Glen Hamilton of Sulphur Springs.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Russell V. Hunt on Nov. 3, 2005; a grandson, Brian Fox, and several brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in Knightstown. Funeral services will be private. Burial will take place in Circle Grove Cemetery in Spiceland. The family encourages memorial contributions to the Henry County Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

 PUBLISHED NVEMBER 23, 2005

Gracie W. Maynard

Sept. 6, 1927 – Nov. 19, 2005

Gracie W. Maynard, 78, died Saturday, Nov. 19, at Heritage House Convalescent Center in New Castle following a brief illness.

She was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Jabez, Ky., a daughter of the late Luther and Rachel (Bolin) Wiggington.

An avid gardener, Mrs. Maynard also enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking and singing. She was a Christian who attended Cook’s Chapel in Jabez. In 2005, Mrs. Maynard was crowned Valentine’s Day Queen at Heritage House.

Survivors include nine children, Willard Maynard, Janice Davis, Larry and Gary Maynard, Royce and Joyce Maynard, and Winford Glenn Maynard; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother, Tommy Wiggington of Greenfield; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Huff; a brother, Carlos Wiggington; two sisters, Lula Butcher and Dorothy Polston.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. (Central Standard Time) at Military Springs Cemetery in Jabez, Ky., with Rev. Herb Godsey officiating. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gracie W. Maynard Memorial Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

Robert G. Taylor

Aug. 14, 1925 – Nov. 18, 2005

Robert G. “Bob” Taylor, 80, of Greenfield, died Friday, Nov. 18, at his home.

He was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Spiceland, a son of the late William H. and Hazel (Ratliff) Taylor.

Mr. Taylor was a graduate of Purdue University. He also earned a master’s degree from Ball State University. He retired from Eastern Hancock High School in 1987 after 32 years of service as a guidance counselor and high school math and chemistry teacher. Mr. Taylor was an avid breeder, trainer and racer of standard bred “trotter” race horses, a hobby he shared with many friends. He was a member of Spiceland United Methodist Church and an associate member of Bradley United Methodist Church in Greenfield.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn M. Taylor; two brothers, Fred D. Taylor and William J. Taylor, both of Florida; nieces and nephews, Connie Peters, Stephen Taylor, Greg Taylor, Mark Taylor and Shari Hendrickson.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Circle Grove Cemetery in Spiceland with Pastor Brian Campbell officiating. Visitation was from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spiceland Alumni Association with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

Abigail Bella Rose Gonzalez

Nov. 16, 2005 – Nov. 16, 2005

Abigail Bella Rose Gonzalez, infant daughter of Kristina R. (Gonzalez) Harry of New Castle and Aaron A. Wells of Connersville, died shortly after birth on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at St. Vincent’s Womens Hospital in Indianapolis.

Survivors include her parents; maternal grandparents, R.J. and Daphne Rose Wade of New Castle; paternal great great grandmother, Lula Bell Wells of Connersville; paternal great grandfather, Willie Wells of Connersville; Godmother, Misty May Parrott of Connersville; God Grandmother, Lovina Susie May of Connersville; two cousins, Sarah Elizabeth Moore of Milton, Ajeya Shilee Lone of Milton; one aunt, Shelia Lone of Milton; a special friend, Erica Doub of Connersville; several aunts, uncles and friends.

She was preceded in death by one aunt, Elizabeth Ann Bransum, who died Aug. 11, 1986, and a cousin, Skyla Raine, who died Sept. 1, 2000.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. at Main & Davis Funeral Home in New Castle with Pastor Mark Martin of South Memorial Church of God officiating. A motorcycle procession will lead the funeral service to Green Hills Memory Gardens where burial will take place following funeral services. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in care of Shepherd’s Door Food Pantry with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

Joe Dishman

Oct. 3, 1913 – Nov. 15, 2005

Joe “Vade” “Friday” Dishman, 92, of Lewisville, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Henry County Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Monticello, Ky., on Oct. 3, 1913, a son of the late Joseph and America Dishman.

Mr. Dishman was a farmer and lived in the Lewisville area for the past 68 years. He was a meat cutter and retired from Rose City Packing House in 1970 after 40 years of service. Mr. Dishman served in the U.S. Army during World War II and earned the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon. He was a member of the Lewisville Presbyterian Church and the American Legion. He loved farming, a trade he shared with his son, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also an avid gardener, Mr. Dishman enjoyed selling his sweet corn from his home’s front porch. Said to have never met a stranger, he enjoyed talking with his friends and neighbors. He was also Bluegrass music enthusiast.

Survivors include his son, Joe (wife, Judy) Dishman of Lewisville; four grandchildren, Angie and Larry Reamer, Heather and Chris Ingenito, Trent and Katrina Dishman, Brandon and Holly Dishman; great grandchildren, Danielle, Haley and Braden Reamer, Alyssa Andrew, Lindsay and Jackson Ingenito, Kylie, Vade, Vance, Madelyn and Landon Dishman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 66 years, Lillian (Davis) Dishman, whom he married in Greenfield on Dec. 31, 1938; two great grandchildren, Reilly Ingenito and Laurel Reamer; a brother, Shelby Buzz Dishman; two sisters, Fleecy Marsh and Ona Hudson; an infant brother, Melvin Dishman.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Lewisville with Chaplain Robert Shaeffer officiating. Burial followed in Lewisville Cemetery. Visitation was 2-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, and prior to funeral services on Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Dishman received full military honor guard services compliments of the New Castle American Legion and VFW. Memorial contributions may be made to Lewisville Presbyterian Church.

 

 PUBLISHED NOVEMER 30, 2005

Lawrence O. Bundy

Nov. 7, 1907 – Nov. 24, 2005

Lawrence O. Bundy, 98, a Heritage House of New Castle, died Thursday, Nov. 24, at Henry County Memorial Hospital in New Castle.

He was born Nov. 7, 1907, in Charlottesville, a son of the late Wilson and Susie (Anderson) Bundy.

Mr. Bundy was a self-employed carpenter, who lived in Knightstown most of his life. He was a member of Knightstown United Methodist Church. He married Thelma V. Stephens on Sept. 23, 1944 and she survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Sue (husband, Kenneth) Buckley of Knightstown; one grandson, Mark (wife, Tina) Buckley of Knightstown; two great grandchildren, Kyle and Kelsey Buckley; and two step-grandchildren, A.J. and Kelsie Robinson.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bundy was preceded in death by two sons, two brothers, three sisters and one grandson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at Todd Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Brackney officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery. Visitation was from 12-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28.

 

Alice Mary Garlach

May 3, 1917 – Nov. 26, 2005

Mary Alice (Reuter) Garlach, 88, formerly of Hebron, died Saturday, Nov. 26, at Community Parkview Care Center in Elwood.

She was born May 3, 1917, in Manitowoc, Wisc., a daughter of the late Fred and Barbara (Thomas) Reuter. On Feb. 4, 1935, she married Leroy J. Garlach, who died on May 1, 1989.

Mrs. Garlach was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Knightstown.

Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Moore of Knightstown, and Marlynn Glenn of Lake Station; three sons, Byron Garlach of Greenwood, Wisc., Marshall Garlach of Crown Point, and Jerrone Garlach of Portage; two sisters, Barbara Simmons and Violet Combe, both of Fort Myers, Fla.; three brothers, Arthur Reuter and Gene Reuter, both of Fort Myers, Fla., and Edward Reuter of Chicago, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services are at 12 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at St. Rose Catholic Church in Knightstown.

Arrangements are being handled by Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood.

 

Gerald “Richard" Pitts

May 26, 1933 – Nov. 26, 2005

Gerald “Richard” Pitts, 72, of Knightstown, died Saturday, Nov. 26, at Regency Place in Greenfield.

He was born May 26, 1933, in Knightstown, a son of the late Allie and Endie (Morrison) Pitts.

A lifelong resident of Knightstown, Mr. Pitts was a Knightstown High School graduate. He was a United State Army veteran having served in Germany. He retired from Delco-Remy Corporation in Anderson in 1982 after 30 years of service. Mr. Pitts was a member of American Legion Post 152 and he enjoyed horse racing and spending time with his family.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda (husband, Frank) Young of Scottsville, Ky.; a son, David (wife, Susan) Pitts of Lancaster, Ky.; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two step-grandsons; eight brothers and sisters, Jewell (husband, Selbert) Braden of Anderson, Floyd Eugene (wife, Mary) Pitts of Carthage, Harold (wife, Carolyn) Pitts of Knightstown, Leonard (wife, Jo Ellen) Pitts of Dunreith, Betty Kise of Knightstown, Mildred (husband, Larry) Houser and Judy (husband, Henry) Neal, both of New Castle, and Dale Wayne, Sr., (wife, Jackie) Pitts of Rushville; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Tom Kise; and a sister-in-law, Louise Pitts.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in Knightstown with Rev. Charles Dugger officiating. Burial followed at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Military rites were conducted by Knightstown American Legion Post 152. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Henry County Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

Romey J. Hilderbrand

June 2, 1931 – Nov. 24, 2005

Romey J. Hilderbrand, 74, of Carthage, died Thursday, Nov. 24, at his home.

He was born June 2, 1931 in Olive Hill, Ky., a son of the late John H. and Bessie M. (Henderson) Hilderbrand.

Mr. Hilderbrand retired from Carthage Container Corporation after 19 years of service and was later a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the Wesleyan Church in Carthage and he loved to fish and spend time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Vada O. (Butler) Hilderbrand of Carthage; two sons, Steven J. (friend, Dawn Cooper) Hilderbrand of Carthage, B. Scott (wife, Michelle) Hilderbrand of Carthage; three daughters, Joan (husband, Steve) Dick of Carthage, Jeannie (husband, Jeff) Sorrell of Carthage, Connie (husband, Larry) Rumple of Knightstown; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Allen Hilderbrand of Olive Hill, Ky., Leronis Hilderbrand of Talulu, La.; three sisters, Vesta Ellison of Kennard, Bethel Loftis of Gordon, W. Va., and Opal Rayburn of Olive Hill, Ky.

Mr. Hilderbrand was preceded in death by six brothers, Lester, Luther, Clesta, Lovene, Archie and Artest Hilderbrand; and three sisters, Olive Ellison, Martha Riley and Alma Hamm.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Dave Gates and Harold Smith officiating. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery in Carthage. Visitation was from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesleyan Church in Carthage.

 

Naomi Ruth Hewson

April 10, 1925 – Nov. 24, 2005

Naomi Ruth (Lewman) Hewson, 80, of Charlottesville, died Thursday, Nov. 24, at St. John’s Hospital in Anderson.

She was born April 10, 1925 in Grant City, a daughter of the late Samuel and Virgie (Planck) Lewman.

Earlier in her life, Mrs. Hewson did practical nursing. She was also a member of Nameless Creek Christian Church and the Women’s Circle.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda (husband, Kerry) Barnard of Wilkinson; two sisters, Mildred (husband, John) Stillwell of New Castle, Wanda (husband, Glen) Walker of Rushville; one brother, Hollis (wife, Lucille) Lewman of Markleville; two grandchildren, Kyle (wife, Natalie) Barnard of North Manchester, and Karman (husband, Eric) Williams of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell C. Hewson; and four brothers, Curtis, Joseph, Ralph and David Lewman.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Ron Baker officiating. Burial followed in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nameless Creek Christian Church, 3812 N. 800 E., Greenfield, IN 46140.