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 PUBLISHED OCTOBER 5, 2005

James F. Sorrell

Oct. 30, 1935 – Sept. 29, 2005

James F. Sorrell, 69, of Knightstown, died Thursday, Sept. 29, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. He was born Oct. 30, 1935, in Dunreith, a son of the late William Christy Sorrell and Helen (Watt) Sorrell.

Mr. Sorrell served on the Knightstown Police Department for 16 years before retiring. He was also a retired truck driver. He was a member of Oaklandon Christian Church, Knightstown American Legion Post 152 and the Knightstown Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his mother, Helen L. Sorrell of Knighstown; two sons, John Sorrell of Knightstown, and James Daniel Sorrell of Kentucky; three daughters, Mary Kathyrn Spears of South Carolina, Roberta Jane Sorrell of Knightstown, and Angela Nicole Sorrell of Miami, Fla.; two stepsons, James F. Craig of Carthage, and David Peck of Knightstown; a sister, Christie Jarrett of Knightstown; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mr. Sorrell was preceded in death by his father, a daughter and a brother.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 3, at 11:30 a.m. at Knightstown Christian Church with Rev. Mark Watkins officiating. There was no public visitation. Burial took place at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Arrangements were handled by Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown.

 

Lillian Davis Dishman

Dec. 6, 1918 – Sept. 28, 2005

Lillian Davis Dishman, 86, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Henry County Memorial Hospital in New Castle. She was born in New Castle o Dec. 6, 1918, a daughter of the late William Issac and Anna Elizabeth Dishman.

A lifelong Henry County resident, Mr. Dishman worked at Chrysler in New Castle during World War II and at the Rose City Meat Packing House for 18 years. She later retired from the cafeteria at Tri High School after 18 years.

Mrs. Dishman was a member of Lewisville Presbyterian Church since 1946 and was also a member of Lewisville’s R.S.T. Club. An avid bluegrass music enthusiast, she also served as a volunteer at Henry County Memorial Hospital.

She married Joe Vade Dishman in Greenfield on Dec. 31, 1938 and he survives. Other survivors include her son, Joe (wife, Judy) Dishman of Lewisville; four grandchildren (and spouses), Angie and Larry Reamer, Heather and Chris Ingenito, Trent and Katina Dishman, and Brandon and Holly Dishman; great grandchildren, Danielle, Haley and Braden Reamer, Alyssa, Andrew, Lindsay and Jackson Ingenito, Kylie, Vade Vance and Madelyn Dishman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two great grandchildren, Rylie Ingenito and Laurel Reamer; five brothers, Warren, Ralph, Floyd, Wilbur and Howard Davis; one sister, Gladys Cowan; and two infant siblings, Charles and Helen.

Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 2 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Lewisville with Rev. Linda Philabaun and Robert Shaeffer officiating. Burial followed in Lewisville Cemetery. Visitation was from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the funeral home.

 

 PUBLISHED OCTOBER 12, 2005

Joyce Ann Conley

April 4, 1945 – Oct. 10, 2005

Joyce Ann Conley, 60, of Knightstown, died Monday, Oct. 10, at her residence. She was born April 4, 1945, in New Castle, a daughter of the late Walter and Rena (Black) DeWitt.

Mrs. Conley lived most of her life in Knightstown and worked at the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home. She married Brad Conley, who survives, on Aug 7, 1987.

Mrs. Conley was a member of Faith United Baptist Church. She was an avid gardener who also enjoyed cross-stitch and needlepoint. She also loved to spend time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Brad Conley; two sons, Brad B. (wife, Kim) Conley of Oregon, and Ronald E. (wife, Natasha) Conley of Greenfield; two daughters, Melinda Sue (husband, Chuck) Fitzpatrick of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jennifer Lynn Stephens of Indianapolis; two brothers, Dwayne DeWitt and Walter DeWitt, both of Owenton, Ky.; seven sisters, Lou Jean (husband, John) Willis of Knightstown, Geneva (husband, Dennie) Hopkins of Union City, Josephine (husband, William) Hinshaw of New Castle, Beverly Sue Wilburn of Union City, Betty Jean DeWitt of Owenton, Ky., Bonnie (husband, David) Robertson of Sanders, Ky., and Ruby (husband, Charles) Bannes of Orleans; 14 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and her dog, A.J.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brothers.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at Todd Funeral Home with Rev. Eldon Denney officiating. Visitation is Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at South Mound Cemetery in New Castle following the service.

 

Ronnie C. Johnson

Dec. 10, 1943 – Oct. 8, 2005

Ronnie C. Johnson, 61, of Madisonville, Tenn., died at his residence on Saturday, Oct. 8. A former Shirley resident, Mr. Johnson moved to Tennessee in 2001.

Born in Waynesboro, Tenn., on Dec. 10, 1943, he was a son of Bessie K. Staggs DiCristofolo and the late George C. Johnson. Mr. Johnson served in the United States Army from Aug. 15, 1961 to April 19, 1965.

He was a skilled craftsman and worked in the vibratory feeder equipment industry for over 40 years. Mr. Johnson worked for More Feed Corp., Service Engineering and Hendricks Engineering in Indianapolis and Fortville Feeders in Fortville. In 2002 he fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning and operating his own business, Madisonville Feeders.

Survivors include his wife of seven years, the former Katherine Suzanne Carter Blanton, whom he married in Shirley on Jan. 17, 1998; one son, Ronnie D. (wife, Kimberley) Johnson of Madisonville, Tenn.; three daughters, Bonnie L. Vasquez of Indianapolis, April D. (husband, Isaac) Mitchell of Anderson, and Miranda (husband, Jason) Brenner of Pendleton; 14 grandchildren; his mother, Bessie K. Staggs DiCristofolo of Greenwood; one brother, Montie (wife, Barbara) Johnson of Whiteland; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, George C. Johnson, in April, 1988.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Shirley with Rev. Paul Masters of the Warrington Freewill Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the funeral home.

 

Anna L. Wyatt

February 3, 1928 – Oct. 6, 2005

Anna L. Wyatt, 77, of Knightstown, died Thursday, Oct. 6, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born Feb. 3, 1928 in Morristown, a daughter of the late Charles and Hazel (Pottoroff) Andis.

Mrs. Wyatt was a member of Knightstown United Methodist Church and was an active member of the Womans Christian Temperance Union. She enjoyed studying scripture, gardening and following politics. However, Mrs. Wyatt derived her greatest pleasure from spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Michael (wife, Stacia) Wyatt of Knightstown; three daughters, Michele Wyatt of Colorado Springs, Colo., Patricia (husband, Jim) Steele of Groveland, Mass., and Elizabeth (husband, Mark) Fort of Knightstown; six grandchildren, Kraig Gebhardt, Joey Wyatt, Anna, Sara and Samuel Steele, and Jack Wyatt Fort; two sisters, Lucy Wallace and Betty Everhart, both of Morristown; and several nieces and nephews.

In additional to her parents, Mrs. Wyatt was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Wyatt; a sister, Freda Cassell; and three brothers, Clyde, Claude and Arthur Lindsay.

Serves were held Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Knightstown United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Brackney officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service – Knighstown Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hancock County Hospice or the American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

Jean S. “Olivia” Colip

Dec. 15, 1930 – Oct. 5, 2005

Jean S. “Olivia” (Spears) Colip, 74, of Wilkinson, died Wednesday, October 5 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born Dec. 15, 1930 in Henry County, a daughter of the late Ernest “Red” and Ruby A. (Phillips) Spears.

Mrs. Colip retired from General Motors in Anderson. A graduate of Knightstown High School, she enjoyed working in her flower garden and shopping with her daughters. Mrs. Colip was a dedicated mother who loved her family and life.

Survivors include two sons, Greg (wife, Jenni) Colip of Pendleton, and Douglas (wife, Brenda) Colip of Charlottesville; two daughters, Carla (husband, Tom) Banner of New Castle, and Candice (husband, Brett) Wilfong of Donovan, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister, Carolyn Pierce of Wilkinson; a brother, Dale “L.D.” (wife, Carolyn) Spears of Wilkinson; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Colip was preceded in death by one son, Terry Lee Colip; two brothers, Donald Spears in 1979, and Ronald “Frank” Spears in 2000; a sister, Jerri Zimmerman in 2002; and former husband Neil “Pete” Colip in 1999.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Jim Jackson and Donna Thompson officiating. Burial followed in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.

 

James A. Horton

Sept. 25, 1928 – Oct. 6, 2005

James A. “Jim” Horton, 77, of Shirley, died Thursday, Oct. 6, at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie after an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 25, 1928, in Glasgow, Ky., a son of the late Brady and Elizabeth (Conner) Horton. Formerly of Muncie, Mr. Horton lived in California before moving to Shirley in 1972. He retired from Modernfold in New Castle in 1994 after 20 years. A traveler throughout his life, he also enjoyed producing music.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Doris E. (Marine) Horton; two sons, Gary and Darrell Horton, both of Gas City; two daughters, Debbie Horton of Marion, and Brenda (husband, Tony) Wilkinson of Shirley; two stepsons, Fred (wife, Tina) Fletcher of Shirley, and David Fletcher of New Castle; four stepdaughters, Vicki Williams of Straughn, Carol (husband, Mark) Simerly of Straughn, Sandy (husband, Terry) Boles of Mt. Summit, and Barbara Morgan of New Castle; 24 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one sister, Lillian Moore; several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and business acquaintances.

Mr. Horton was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Willie Horton, and a brother-in-law, Fred Moore.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Shirley with Jim Jackson of the Shirley Friends Church officiating. Burial followed in McCray Cemtery in Wilkinson. Visitation was from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at the funeral home.

 

 PUBLISHED OCTOBER 19, 2005

Edna O. Kemerly

Mar. 23, 1925 – Oct. 17, 2005

Edna O. Kemerly, 80, of Shirley, died Monday, Oct. 17, at Pleasant View Lodge Nursing Home in Indianapolis.

She was born March 23, 1925 in Henry County, a daughter of the late Maurice and Myrtle (Reece) Magee. Mrs. Kemerly retired from the laundry department at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield after 21 years of service. She was a member of Knightstown American Legion Post 152 Auxiliary and Wilkinson Church of Christ. Mrs. Kemerly also attended Shirley Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Maurice “Pete” (wife, Carol) Kemerly of Middletown; four daughters, Janet Kemerly of Indianapolis, Jeanne (husband, Doc) Dickerson of Knightstown, Rita (husband, Marvin) Fleming of Greenfield, and Loretta (husband, Dan) Inman of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; a sister, Esther Carmichael of Spiceland; two brothers, Charles Magee of Spiceland, and Howard Magee of Brocton, Ill.; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Kemerly, in 1995, and a brother, Eldon Magee.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Casey J. Kemerly and Rev. Larrel Boling officiating. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson following funeral services.

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

 

Alice Evitt

July 14, 1929 – Oct. 16, 2005

Alice Evitt, 76, of Markleville, died at her home on Sunday, October 16.

She was born July 14, 1929 in Gary, a daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Antus (French) Makosky. Mrs. Evitt retired from Hooks Drugs in Greenfield, where she served as a pharmacy technician. She lived at Lakewood Village in Punta Gorda, Fla., for 17 years.

Survivors include two sons, Edward Evitt of Markleville, and John (wife, Debbie) Evitt of Greenfield; a daughter, Mary (husband, Steve) Mosley of Cicero; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Evitt; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth McClelland and Loretta McCallaugh; and a brother, Thomas Makosky.

Funeral services are at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Edward Evitt officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield. Visitation was from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the funeral home.

 

Lula B. Brown

Nov. 25, 1935 – Oct. 15, 2005

Lula B. Brown, 69, of Knightstown, died Saturday, Oct. 15 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born Nov. 25, 1935 in New Palestine, a daughter of the late Peter Raymond and Lula Opal (Mussman) Sleeth.

Mrs. Brown retired from Thompson Electric in 1996 after 37 years of service. She graduated from New Palestine High School in 1954. She was an avid angler and gambler, and she loved vacationing.

Survivors include two sons, Jeffery Brown and Ray Brown, both of Knightstown; two daughters, Crystal Baker of Charlottesville, and Cheryl Gosset of Carthage; 11 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; three sisters, Carol Miller of New Palestine, Marlene Taylor of Shelbyville, and Ann Spiker of Morristown; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles S. Brown, in 1994; two brothers, Raymond and George Sleeth; four sisters, Gayla Bowling, Imogene Swords, Grace Ellsbury and Jenny May Short.

Funeral services are Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at Pasco-Stillinger Funeral Home in Greenfield. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield. Visitation was from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributins may be made to Riley Hospital for Children, 702 Barnhill Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

 

Terry L. Keesling-Gebhart

Dec. 4, 1960 – Oct. 16, 2005

Terry L. Keesling-Gebhart, 44, of Greenfield, died Sunday, October 16, at Methodist Hospital Hospice Unit in Indianapolis.

She was born Dec. 4, 1960 in Rushville, a daughter of Wilbur A. and Jessie M. (Clay) Keesling.

Mrs. Keesling-Gebhart was a 1979 graduate of Warren Central High School in Indianapolis. In 1985 she graduated from Ivy Tech School of Nursing. She worked for several nursing homes in Indianapolis and she enjoyed taking care of elderly people and was considered an excellent nurse. She was a past member of the Indiana State Nurses Association.

Survivors include her parents of Grayson, Ky.; her husband, Mark A. Gebhart of Greenfield; two sons, Matthew J. Gebhart of Greenfield, and Brad A. (wife, Crystal) Keesling of Indianapolis; a daughter, Jessica L. Gebhart of Greenfield; a grandson, Austin Allen Keesling of Indianapolis; maternal grandmother, Dora Clay of Grayson, Ky.; paternal grandmother, Catherine Keesling of Knightstown; four sisters, Lisa (husband, Paul) Powell of Brownsburg, Pam (Raymond) Hull of Indianapolis; Debra Bentley of Greenwood, Dora (husband, Steven) Stern of Indianapolis; one brother, Stephen (wife, Beverly) Keesling of Indianapolis; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Keesling-Gebhart was preceded in death by her grandfather and grandmother, Gerald and Isabell Keesling; grandfather, Ollie Clay; and a niece, Regan Narmore.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Jack Clay officiating. Burial followed at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Hospital Hospice or Critical Care Units.

 

Chester A. Hammer

Nov. 16, 1931 – Oct. 13, 2005

Chester A. Hammer, 73, of Shirley, died Thursday, October 13, at The Heart Center of Indiana in Indianapolis.

Mr. Hammer was born Nov. 16, 1931 in Marion, a son of the late Chester A. and Mildred Margarite (Newell) Hammer.

He was the class president of the Wilkinson High School Class of 1950. Mr. Hammer served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He retired after 38 years from Delco-Remy in Anderson, where he served as a design engineer. An avid woodworker, Mr. Hammer was a member of Shiloh Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Joann (Smith) Hammer of Shirley; three sons, Rick A. (wife, Diane) Hammer of Hudson, Richard L. (wife, Holly) Hammer of Indianapolis, and Jeffery R. (wife, Jeanette) Hammer of Gratz, Austria; three daughters, Teresa (husband, Wendell) Hester of Shirley, Kathy (husband, John) Hancock of Greenwood, and Karen (husband, Brian) Jeffries of Wilkinson; 14 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; a brother, Don Hammer of Shirley; a sister, Joyce Siefert of Marion; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Minister Fred Girdwood officiating. Burial followed at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson with military graveside rites. Visitation was from 2-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at the funeral home.

 

Patricia Ann Kelly

January 2, 1935 – Oct. 11, 2005

Patricia Ann Kelly, 70, of Greenfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Indianapolis.

She was born Jan. 2, 1935, in Henry County, a daughter of the late Ernest and Alta (Winkler) Mendenhall.

Mrs. Kelly was a certified nurse’s assistant for over 20 years at Sugar Creek Convalescent Center in Greenfield, and most recently at Heritage House in New Castle. She attended New Castle High School.

Survivors include a daughter, Connie (husband, Scott) Waterman of Shirley; two sisters, Norma Lee Boggs of New Castle, and Betty Jean Kirk of Knightstown; two brothers, Jeffery Mendenhall of Shawnee, Okla., and David Mendenhall of Connersville; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brian Glen Kelly in 1979; a daughter, Kathy A. Kelly in 2004; a son, Michael Wayne Kelly in 1994; and a brother, William Mendenhall.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Pasco-Stillinger Funeral Home in Greenfield. Visitation was Friday, Oct. 14, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at a later date in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.

 

 PUBLISHED OCTOBER 26, 2005

Elizabeth Mai (Betty) Kalleen Steele

Apr. 8, 1915 – Oct. 24, 2005

Betty Steele, 90, of Knightstown, died Monday, October 24, at her home in Knightstown, Indiana. She was born April 8, 1915, in Indianapolis, the daughter of the late Anna Mae (Schwenk) and James Laing Kalleen.

A 1932 graduate of Shortridge High School, she attended Butler University for two years and graduated from Northwestern University in 1937 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.

Mrs. Steele was a librarian with the Indianapolis Public Library, primarily at the Shoals Branch. After marrying Richard Monticue (Dick) Steele on August 31, 1940, and moving to Knightstown, she joined Dick’s Aunt, Clara Monticue, working at the Knightstown Public Library and later became head librarian. She was also a member of the Library Board of Trustees for several terms after she left the library staff. In 1958, she took her talent for working with children to the Knightstown Elementary School. She became a “very important person” to hundreds of second graders over the next 20 years and was honored with the Teacher of the Year Award.

Mrs. Steele was an active member of the Knightstown United Methodist Church, serving in many roles over the years and most recently as a member of Martha Circle. She was active in Tri Kappa, was a member of Shakespeare Club until her death, and belonged to Historic Knightsown, Inc. Knitting, reading and crossword puzzles were her favorite pastimes.

Survivors include her son, David Laing Steele, daughter-in-law, Diane (Graves) Steele, of Knightstown, and grandchildren, Drew Davies Steele of St. Louis, Missouri, and 1st Lt. Kalleen Halverson Steele of Kunsan Air Base, Korea. She also leaves nieces and nephews Bob Russell (Batavia, IL), Jim Russell (Roswell, GA), Cheryl (Kalleen) Beerbower (Fishers, IN), Chip Kalleen (Indianapolis, IN), Bob Wilcox (Sherman Oaks, CA), Julie Bubul (Oracle, AZ), Jenny (Bubul) Brown (Oak Harbor, WA), Steve Bubul (St. Paul, MN), and Rick Steele (Springfield, VA), and their families. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; her daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Betsy) Steele; her parents, and her siblings and in-laws: Nancy (Kalleen) and Robert Russell, Agnes (Kalleen) and Jacob Wilcox, James Laing Kalleen, Jr. and Betty (Pfister), Mary Isabel (Steele) and Jake Bubul, and Theodore and Jane (Preston) Steele.

She was a source of love and inspiration to her family and friends throughout her long, rich life, which will be celebrated during visitation on Friday, October 28, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and throughout her funeral on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. at Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel, in Knightstown. Graveside service and burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.

Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Betty Steele to the Alzheimer’s Association, Knightstown Public Library, or Knightstown United Methodist Church.

 

Jerry A. Hartgrove

Aug. 7, 1947 – Oct. 24, 2005

Jerry A. Hartgrove, 58, of Dunreith, died Monday, October 24, at Henry County Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 7, 1947, a son of the late Ira Ray and Doris (Meyers) Hartgrove.

Mr. Hartgrove was a 1965 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School and had worked R.E.M.C. for over 20 years. He had also worked as an assistant manager at Guarantee Auto in New Castle. Recently, he was Chief of the Dunreith Volunteer Fire Department, where he served for over 12 years. Mr. Hartgrove was on the National Road Association board, Southwest Medical District board, and several fire-fighting agencies. Some of his other memberships included National Historical Society, South Henry Regional Waste District board and the Moose Lodge in New Castle. He was an avid racing fan.

He married his wife, Cheryl, on June 22, 1975 and she survives. Other survivors include a son, Christopher Ray Hartgrove of New Castle; a daughter, Koriann Marie Hartgrove of Dunreith; a brother, Steve (wife, Barbara) Hartgrove of Glen Burnie, Md.; a niece, Stephanie (husband, Joe) Hancock and three nephews, John (wife, Gloria) Hartgrove, Jim and Joe Hartgrove, all of Glen Burnie, Md.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hartgrove was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louis and Bessie Meyers.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Rev. Tim Dice and an Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association chaplain officiating. Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Dunreith Cemetery following funeral services.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Dunreith Volunteer Fire Department with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

Laura May Tapp

Feb. 4, 1961 – Oct. 22, 2005

Laura May Tapp, 44, of Knightstown, died Saturday, Oct. 22, at her home.

She was born February 4, 1961, in Rushville, a daughter of the late Ralph and Ruby (Purdle) Chew.

Mrs. Tapp lived in Knightstown most of her life. She was a graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School and was employed at Subway in Knightstown. She married Tim Tapp, Sr., on March 27, 1981, and he survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Tim Tapp II of Greenfield, and Christopher M. Tapp, also of Greenfield; a daughter, Janey Tapp, of Knightstown; four brothers, Max Chew, Tim (wife, Brenda) Chew, James (wife, Lori) Chew, and Kevin Chew, all of Knightstown; a sister, Ruthie (husband, Darryl) Dudley of Knightstown; one grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Kenneth Chew.

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Tapp’s name at Ameriana Bank in Knightstown. There will be no visitation. Contributions to the memorial fund can be mailed or taken to Ameriana Bank & Trust, 22 N. Jefferson St., Knightstown. Please make checks payable to Laura Tapp Memorial Fund.

 

Mable Lura Pope

Mar. 17, 1916 – Oct. 24, 2005

Mable Lura Pope, 90, of Rushville, died Thursday, Oct. 20, at Henry County Memorial Hospital in New Castle.

She was born on March 17, 1916 in Martinsville, a daughter of the late Phillip and Vinessa (Moore) Blair. Mrs. Pope was a nurse at Hillside Haven Healthcare for 14 years. She married Ernest Marine and married to him until his death in 1967. She later married Victor Pope, who died in 1978.

Survivors include a son, Richard (wife, Pamela) Marine of Arlington; two daughters, Marilyn White of Muncie, and Doris Horton of Shirley; a sister, Virginia Dickerson of Winfield, Ala.; 20 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 24, at Todd Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Hank Anderson officiating. Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 23, at the funeral home. Burial took place in Rushville’s East Hill Cemetery following funeral services.