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 PUBLISHED AUGUST 1, 2007

 

James A. Sharp

Dec. 25, 1949 - June 26, 2007

James A. Sharp, 57, the son of Rev. and Mrs. Earl Sharp, died June 26 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was a Muncie Southside High School graduate and a graduate of Manchester College. He also attended the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Sharp was employed by the State of Indiana as a computer analyst at the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation for 32 years.

Survivors include his parents.

Funeral services were July 28 at Fishers United Methodist Church. Arrangements were handled by Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel.

 

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 PUBLISHED AUGUST 8, 2007

 

Kevin D. Hewson

Dec. 2, 1957 – Aug. 5, 2007

Kevin D. Hewson, 49, of Knightstown, died August 5 at his home.

He was born Dec. 2, 1957, in Greenfield, a son of Carl and Donna (VanDuyn) Hewson.

Mr. Hewson was a longtime Knightstown resident. He was an avid NASCAR fan and he enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Rick Hewson and Mick (wife, Sue) Hewson, both of Greenfield; a sister, Tammy Hewson of Greenfield; four stepchildren, Scott Burton of Dunreith, Aaron (wife, Jana) Burton of Knightstown, Jason Burton of Greenfield and Levi Burton of Dunreith; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his wife, Diana Hewson; a stepdaughter, Angela Burton; and a granddaughter.

Funeral services are at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel. Visitation is 5 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

 

S. William Brewer

Feb. 25, 1930 – Aug. 4, 2007

S. William “Bill” Brewer, 77, of Knightstown, died August 4 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

He was born Feb. 25, 1930, in Pleasantville, a son of the late Perly and Violet (Lynn) Brewer.

Mr. Brewer lived in Knightstown for 50 years, having moved here from Connersville. He married the former Bonita Wright on Oct. 14, 1950, and she survives. Mr. Brewer was a coach and teacher at the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home (ISSCH) from 1954-1959. He was a basketball coach and teacher at Connersville from 1959-1962. He served as superintendent at ISSCH from 1962-1990. After his retirement, Mr. Brewer worked as a consultant at Siemens and Performance Services. He received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from three different Indiana governors. He was also named a Kentucky Colonel. A veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Brewer was a graduate of the University of Texas – El Paso, where he was an all-American basketball player. He received his masters degree in education from Ball State University. Mr. Brewer attended Knightstown United Methodist Church and was a member of Knightstown American Legion Post 152, Knightstown Masonic Lodge, 40&8 and Anivicus.

Survivors include his wife, Bonita “Bonnie” of Knightstown; two daughters, Linda (husband, Arthur) Hegewald of Indianapolis and Lisa Brewer of Huntington Beach, Cal.; a granddaughter, Morgan Hegewald of Indianapolis; and a grandson, Spencer Hegewald of Indianapolis.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, at the ISSCH chapel with Mervin Kilmer officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation was 2-8 p.m. August 7 at Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown. Memorial contributions may be made to ISSCH Memorial Foundation or the American Legion Post 152 Building Fund.

 

Bernard Evitt

Dec. 9, 1928 – Aug. 2, 2007

Bernard “Bernie” Evitt, 79, of rural Wilkinson, died August 2 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born Dec. 9, 1928, in Scottland, Ill., a son of the late William and Ardath Evitt.

Mr. Evitt served as a machinist at Western Electric-AT&T-Lucent Technologies for 30 years before retiring. He attended Greenfield Church of Christ and operated an amateur radio (KD9DDB). Mr. Evitt was also an avid wood worker who enjoyed antique cars, steam engines and tractors.

Survivors include his wife, Kay A. Evitt of Wilkinson; two sons, Edward Evitt of Markleville and John (wife, Debbie) Evitt of Greenfield; a daughter, Mary (husband, Steve) Mosley of Cicero; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, John (wife, Jean) Evitt of Paris, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Steven Evitt; a sister, Madeline Taylor; and two brothers, Leon Evitt and Richard Lee Evitt.

Funeral services were August 7 at Greenfield Church of Christ with Rev. Pat McDaniel officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Park Cemetery in Greenfield. Visitation was August at Greenfield Church of Christ. Arrangements were handled by Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson.

 

Glenda N. Browning

March 23, 1951 – Aug. 2, 2007

Glenda N. (White) Browning, 56, of Sulphur Springs, died August 2 in Sulphur Springs.

She was born March 23, 1951, in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Conway White and Viola Leach.

Mrs. Browning was a volunteer at Christian Center Rescue Ministies in Anderson. She was a former corrections officer at CIC in Pendleton. She enjoyed reading and playing cards. Along with cooking, Mrs. Browning also enjoyed arts and crafts. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, gardening and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Sebrena (husband, Andy) Lumpkin of Sulphur Springs; a son, Brian White of New Castle; two grandsons, Jacob Lumpkin of Sulphur Springs and Trevor Scott of New Castle; a granddaughter, Tristen White of Shirley; a brother, Bill (wife, Bonnie) McCarty of Sulphur Springs; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Wells.

Funeral services were August 6 at Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel, in New Castle with Rev. Toby N. Lambert officiating. Burial followed in Green Hills Memory Gardens west of New Castle. Visitation was August 6 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Center Rescue Ministries in Anderson with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

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 PUBLISHED AUGUST 15, 2007

 

Robert L. Kingen

Jan. 25, 1926 – Aug. 12, 2007

Robert L. Kingen, 81, of Greenfield, died August 12 at Regency Place Nursing Home in Greenfield.

He was born Jan. 25, 1926, in Hancock County, a son of the late Justus and Zelpha Martha (Crawford) Kingen.

Mr. Kingen worked for the Indiana Department of Transportation, Detroit Steel Company in Morristown and Carl Graham Construction Company.

Survivors include a sister, Janet Sue Rainey of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Cox and Barbara Adams; and a brother, Justus Kingen, Jr.

Funeral services are Thursday, August 16, at 10 a.m. at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Graveside visitation is 9-10 a.m. at the cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson.

 

Helen L. Dotson

Dec. 29, 1905 – Aug. 7, 2007

Helen L. Dotson, 101, of New Castle, died August 7 at Glen Oakes Health Campus in New Castle.

She was born Dec. 29, 1905, in Hancock County, a daughter of the late Jesse E. and Alma Hammer.

Mrs. Dotson served as a missionary in Haiti for 17 years. She also worked at Guide Lamp in Anderson. She was a member of Pilgrim Holiness Church at New Castle where she taught Sunday school. Mrs. Dotson authored her own autobiography.

Survivors include three stepchildren; a stepson, Omar Eugene Dotson of California; two stepdaughters, Mary Davenport of Florida and Betty Hopkins of Florida; two nieces, Joyce (husband, William) Siefert of Marion and Leilani (husband, Peter) Jones of Michigan; a nephew, Donald (wife, Rebecca) Hammer of Shirley; a niece-in-law, Joann Hammer; two sisters-in-law, Mary Webber of Tennessee and Opal (husband, Nichols) Goldsmith of Indiana; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; two stepchildren, Dorothy and Marie Dotson; and two sisters-in-law, Rachel Baker and Ruth Trees.

Funeral services were August 10 at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Thomas Sproles officiating. Burial followed in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation was August 10 at the funeral home.

 

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 PUBLISHED AUGUST 22, 2007

 

Rolland W. Florea

August 24, 1927 – August 21, 2007

Rolland W. “The Honey Man” Florea, 79, of Greensboro, died August 21 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.

He was born Aug. 24, 1927, in New Castle, a son of the late John and Bertha (Futrell) Florea.

Following his graduation from Swayzee High School, Mr. Florea attended Life Boat School and Seaman School in Brooklyn, N.Y. He worked 10 years for Sailors Union of the Pacific, traveling the world. He also worked for the Merchant Marines, Anaconda Wiring and a cable company in Marion. Mr. Florea also worked for Owens Illinois Glass Factory in Gas City, National Containers in California, Union Oil Company in Wilmington, Cal.; and he retired from General Telephone Company after over 26 years of service. He owned and operated Florea’s Honey Farm in Greensboro for 30 years and his honey was shipped all over the world. He was a lifetime member of Full Gospel Business Men’s Association.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine (Puckett) Florea; four daughters, Vickie (husband, Jack) Cleary of Huntington Beach, Cal., Debbie Salvucci of Astacadero, Cal., Kimberly (husband, Steve) Shurley of Spring Hill, Kan., and Rhonda (husband, Jerry) Frost of Lewisville; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Florea of Greenfield; a niece, Diana (husband, Brian) Puckett Taylor of California; grandchildren, Tami Clear of Huntington Beach, Cal., Tony, Nicky and Katherine Salvucci of Astacadero, Cal., Malinda (husband, Eric) Bailey of Fort Scott, Kan., Jenny (husband, Mike) Troutman of Chanute, Kan., Aaron (wife, Lacey) Grunden of Valley Ceater, Kan., Paul Grunden of Spring Hill, Kan., Steven Wayne (wife, Amy) Jackson of Knightstown, Misty (husband, Alan) Jarvis of Springport, and Emily and John Florea, both of Middletown; great-grandchildren, Ella Cleary, Kelcie, Kiran and Kaleb Bailey, Aldra and Shy Troutman, Hunter and Drew Jackson, Christian Strother and Hayden Jarvis; sisters, Betty Howard of Summitville, Phyllis (husband, Bob) Wright of Shirley; a sister-in-law, Mary Helen Florea of Elwood; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Rolland W. “Bud” Florea II; and a brother, Raymond Florea.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Friday, August 24, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Tracy Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hills Memory Garden near New Castle. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday, August 23, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ball Memorial Hospital ICU unit or Peritoneal Dialysis, 2705 W. North St., Muncie, IN 47303.

 

George H. Sears

Oct. 25, 1949 – Aug. 17, 2007

George H. “Shagnasty” Sears, 57, of Knightstown, died August 17 at his home.

He was born Oct. 25, 1949, in Cincinnati, Ohio, a son of the late George Harold and Elizabeth (Payne) Sears, Sr.

Mr. Sears was a truck driver for Alvan Motor Freight Company and was known as a hard worker. He enjoyed woodworking and blacksmithing. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps., he served during the Vietnam War. Mr. Sears was a member of First Baptist Church of Knightstown.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Sears; a son, Joshua T. (wife, Christine) Sears of Knightstown; two grandchildren, John and Sara Sears of Knightstown; a sister, Linda Lou Kohl of Midland, Ohio; a brother, Stephen T. (wife, Linda) Sears of Fruit Cove, Fla.; and several other family members.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Sears.

Funeral services were August 19 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in Knightstown with Pastor Tim Smith officiating. Visitation was August 19 at the funeral home.

 

Thomas Dill

July 10, 1946 – Aug. 17, 2007

Thomas Dill, 61, of Spiceland, died August 17 at his home.

He was born July 10, 1946, in New Castle, a son of the late Charles and (Manning) Dill.

Mr. Dill lived in the Spiceland area most of his life. He worked as a draftsman and printer at Naval Avionics in Indianapolis before retirement. He was a member of Knightstown Golden Rule Lodge #16, Federal Order of Police, Murat Shrine and Indianapolis Valley Ancient Scottish Rite.

Survivors include several cousins; a sister, Martha Jean Dill of Knightstown; a friend, Steve Rozzell of Spiceland; and an uncle.

Funeral services were August 21 at Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown with Mervin Kilmer officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery. Visitation was August 21 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home in memory of Thomas Dill.

 

Melvin W. Zimmerman

Sept. 6, 1959 – Aug. 12, 2007

Melvin W. Zimmerman, 47, a lifelong Carthage resident, died August 12 at his home.

He was born Sept. 6, 1959, in Rushville, a son of the late Melvin Zimmerman and Ruby Zimmerman.

Mr. Zimmerman worked for 22 years at McGraw Industries and Shares in Rushville. He was a member of East Street Christian Church in Carthage. He attended special education classes in New Castle and he graduated from there.

Survivors include his mother, Ruby Zimmerman of Carthage; a sister, Penny (husband, Kenneth) Lawson of Rushville; a nephew, Joshua (wife, LaTrisha) Crousore-Herber of Greenfield; and a stepniece, Suzanne Lawson of New Castle.

Funeral services were August 17 at East Street Christian Church in Carthage with Rev. David Bonne officiating. Burial followed at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was at the church. Todd Funeral Home handled arrangements.

 

Joel Thomas Engle

August 16, 2007

Joel Thomas Engle, infant son of Greg and Elizabeth (Worley) Engle of Greenfield, died August 16 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.

He and his family are members of Bethel Baptist Church in Greenfield.

Survivors include a brother, Noah Engle; a sister, Audrey Engle; paternal grandparents, Roger and Susan Engle of Knightstown; maternal grandparents, Joel and Sharon Worley of Fortville; great-grandmothers, Dora Worley of Monticello, Ky., Iona Richardson of Louisville, Ky., and Ellen Hickman of Lewisville; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services were August 21 at Park Cemetery in Greenfield with Rev. Mike Haley officiating. There was no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 1610 S. State St., Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

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 PUBLISHED AUGUST 29, 2007

 

Suzanne Wyatt

Dec. 10, 1959 – Aug. 27, 2007

Suzanne Wyatt, 47, of Knightstown, died August 27 in Greenfield.

She was born Dec. 10, 1959, in Henry County, a daughter of Glenn and Peggy (Hale) Riggs.

Mrs. Wyatt was known as a dedicated employee at Indiana Automotive Fasteners in Greenfield. She was a Knightstown High School graduate and she enjoyed dogs and shopping.

Survivors include her husband, David D. Wyatt of Knightstown; a daughter, Cassie L. Patrick of Greenfield; her mother, Peggy (companion, Mike Garrett) Riggs of Knightstown; a sister, Tammi (husband, Mike) Dalton of Williamsburg; a brother, Mick (wife, Peggy) Riggs of Madison; maternal grandmother, Delores Hale of Middletown; her dog, Marli; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Glenna Skinner; and her father, Glenn Riggs.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m.  Friday, August 31, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Danny Currey officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday, August 30, at the funeral home.

 

Robert E. Wilson

Aug. 8, 1919 – Aug. 26, 2007

Robert E. Wilson, 88, of Las Vegas, N.V., died August 26 at his home.

He was born Aug. 8, 1919, in Henry County, a son of the late Elmer E. and Flora Jane Wilson.

Mr. Wilson was a lifelong farmer and breeder of Poland China hogs. He was a lifetime member of the Poland China Association where he served two terms as national director. He was a 50-year member of the Shirley Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star. A former worshipful master and worth patron of Shirley Order of the Eastern Star, Mr. Wilson was also a member of the Murat Shrine. He was educated at Knightstown schools for 11 years, but graduated from Wilkinson High School in 1937. While at Knightstown, he was a member of the livestock judging team which won the national contest in 1935 at Chicago, Ill. Two of his teammates were Clifford Hardin, former United States Secretary of Agriculture, and Lowell Hardin, former head of Purdue University’s School of Agriculture Economics.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Wilson; a son, Gary (wife, Kathie) Wilson; a daughter, Jeanne (husband, Wendell) Huntzinger; a stepdaughter, Pat (husband, Jack) Kane; seven grandchildren, Molly (husband, Lane) Judd, Jessica Bressner, Tonya Kane, Stephen (wife, Carrie) Kane, Travis Wilson, Justin Wilson and Shannon Wilson; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Wilson; a brother-in-law, Bud Baer; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Evelyn Wilson; a sister, Norma Wilson; a brother, Elmer Wilson, Jr.; a granddaughter, Megan Wilson; and a stepson, Billy Richey.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 1, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Jeff Mair officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday, August 31, at the funeral home. Masonic and Eastern Star services begin at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Nevada Cancer Institute and Research Center, 10441 N. Twain Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89135, and Nathan Adelson Hospice, 41 Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

 

Marie Wyatt Smith

Oct. 4, 1912 – Aug. 22, 2007

Marie Wyatt Smith, 94, died August 22 at her home.

She was born Oct. 4, 1912, in Rowan County, Ky., a daughter of the late Lilburn and Della (Reed) Wyatt.

A 1933 Spiceland Academy graduate, Mrs. Smith and her husband, Finley, served as missionaries to Cambodian refugees in Florida one winter. They taught the refugees about farming and gardening. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Quaker Missionary Society. She was a 12-year member of Carthage High School Band Boosters. Mrs. Smith enjoyed growing flowers and vegetables.

Survivors include four sons, Finley Clark Smith, Jr., of Carthage, Jack A. (wife, Shirley) Smith of Madisonville, Tenn., Glen D. (wife, Jessica) Smith of Carthage and Jon D. (wife, Virginia) Smith of Weatherford, Tx.; two daughters, Shirley A. Lukens of Indianapolis and Kathy R. (husband, Terry) Gibson of Carthage; a brother, Forrest Wyatt of Knightstown; a sister, Atha Lee Fredrickson of Corvallis, Oreg.; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held August 25 at Walnut Ridge Friends Meeting with Rev. Mike Henderson officiating. Burial followed at Walnut Ridge Friends Meeting. Visitation was August 24 at Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown.

Arrangements were handled by Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown. Memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Ridge Friends Meeting.

 

Anita Ione Goodwin

July 29, 1923 – Aug. 21, 2007

Anita Ione Goodwin, 84, of Knightstown, died August 21 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born July 29, 1923 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late Pearl and Georgia (Gilbert) Thalls.

Mrs. Goodwin was a former Cambridge City resident, where she raised her children. She also lived in New Castle and Carthage. Mrs. Goodwin was a former Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader. She enjoyed decorating, gardening, camping, swimming and working with crafts. She was a member of the Raleigh Community Club, where she danced.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence “Dude” Goodwin of Knightstown; three children, Rayanna (husband, Edward) Hopping of Knightstown, Ray “Sonny” (wife, Ann) Mohler, Jr., of Monroe, La., and Connie Lange of Herndon, Va.; a brother, Richard (wife, Pat) Thalls of Richmond; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Mohler, Sr.; four brothers; three sisters; and a granddaughter, Robyn Mohler.

Graveside services were August 24 at Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City with Pastor Randy Gross officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to diabetes foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

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