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Please refer to the 2007 Obituary Index for other months or the Obituary Archives for other years.

 

 PUBLISHED DECEMBER 5, 2007

 

Elmer L. Reeves

Nov. 16, 1931 – Dec. 3, 2007

Elmer L. Reeves, 76, of rural Knightstown, died December 3 at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis.

He was born Nov. 16, 1931, in Henry County, a son of the late Carroll and Ethel (O’Neal) Reeves. Mr. Reeves retired from Delco Remy in 1991.

Survivors include his wife, Anna (Shannon) Reeves of Knightstown; two daughters, Karen (husband, Chris) Core of Indianapolis and Lora (husband, Scott) Smith of Hagerstown; two sons, David (wife, Cherie) Reeves of Pendleton and Greg (wife, Jill) Reeves of Markleville; two sisters, Lora (husband, Charles) Spargur of Indianapolis and Linda (husband, Paul) Wilkes of Bloomfield; a brother, Dean Reeves of Greenfield; six grandchildren, Amanda Smith, Brandi Smith, Brittany Reeves, Sydney Paschal, Matthew Reeves and Jarod Reeves; and two great-grandchildren, James Smith and Alexander Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marion Reeves.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 6, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Dan Motto officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association or the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization.

 

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Martha Ann Clair

Aug. 19, 1912 – Dec. 3, 2007

Martha Ann Clair, 95, a lifelong Raysville and Knightstown resident, died December 3 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born Aug. 19, 1912, in Raysville, a daughter of the late John and Daisy (Wood) Clair.

Miss Clair was a beautician for many years in Knightstown. She was a member of Knightstown United Methodist Church and she enjoyed local bridge and pinochle clubs. Miss Clair was known as a formidable card player. She also enjoyed playing bingo.

Survivors include a nephew, Richard D. (wife, Jessie) Clair of Mays; three great-nieces; seven great-nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard J. Clair; and a sister, Nellie Krug.

Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 8, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in Knightstown with Rev. Jan Heseman officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation is 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 8, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

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Marlene Edington

Sept. 10, 1935 – Dec. 2, 2007

Marlene Edington, 72, of Knightstown, died December 2 at her home.

She was born Sept. 10, 1935, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Pervia (Zimmerman) Davis.

Mrs. Edington lived in Knightstown since 1979, but had lived at Ft. Benjamin Harrison; Terre Haute; Carthage; Kaiserslautern, Germany; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Ferriday, La. A graduate of Indiana Business College, she worked as a legal secretary at Ross McCord Ice and Miller law firm, and also at Mayhill Publications in Knightstown from 1979-1986. Mrs. Edington was a member of the Symposium Club, Mays Study Club, Friends of Mineralogy, the Indiana Department of Paleontology, 500 Earth Science Club, Canadian Mineralogy Society, Cleveland Museum of Natural History Micromineral Society, the Dry Dredgers Fossil Club of Cincinnati and the Mid-American Paleontology Club. She also enjoyed ceramics, mineral collecting, fossil collecting and arts and crafts.

Survivors include her husband, Dwaine H. Edington of Knightstown; two sons, Dwaine H. (wife, Lisa) Edington of Highland Ranch, Colo., and David K. Edington of Knightstown; a daughter, Susan J. Braunschweig of Knightstown; five grandchildren, Victoria R. Edington of Highland Ranch, Colo., Anne J. and Ryan M. Braunschweig of Knightstown, Timothy D. Edington of Macon, Ga., and Kyle W. Edington of Knightstown.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Philip R. Davis; and a sister, Carolyn S. Adams.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in Knightstown. Burial will follow at Center Christian Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday, December 6, at the funeral home.

 

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 PUBLISHED DECEMBER 12, 2007

 

Margaret R. Smalley

July 3, 1915 – Dec. 9, 2007

Margaret R. (Williamson) Smalley, 92, of Middletown, died December 9 at Middletown Nursing and Rehab.

She was born July 3, 1915, in Shirley, a daughter of the late Carl and Gertrude (Hankins) Williamson.

Mrs. Smalley served as a house parent at the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home in Knightstown. She was a member of Warrington Nazarene Church and also attended Shirley Friends Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Charity Whisman of Middletown; two sons, David (wife, Shirley) Smalley of New Castle and Gareth Smalley of Anderson; a sister, M. Pearl Williamson of Shirley; seven grandchildren, David F. Smalley, Sarah E. Whisman, E. Nathan Whisman, David T. Smalley, Richard A. Smalley, Rodney L. Smalley and Todd D. Smalley; and five great-grandchildren, Yolanda Whisman, Cheyenne Whisman, Adrean Whisman, David J. Smalley and Chandra Smalley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Smalley; a daughter, Sharon Rose Smalley; two brothers, Ellis Williamson and Paul Williamson; and a sister, Esther Williamson.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 13, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Paul Linton officiating. Burial will follow at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, at the funeral home.

 

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William Allen Carnes

June 8, 1959 – Dec. 3, 2007

William Allen Carnes, 48, of Indianapolis, died December 3.

He was born June 8, 1959, in Quanitco, Va., a son of Frank and the late Janet Sue (Allen) Carnes. Mr. Carnes graduated from Tri High School in 1978. He attended Ball State University, graduating in 1991 with a teaching degree. He taught at both Blue River and New Britton elementary schools. Most recently, he served as a private tutor for autistic children. Known as a talented singer, Mr. Carnes sang with the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus. He also sang at weddings and special occasions for friends and family. He was also a lay minister and director of music at Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church. A former member of Spiceland Methodist Church, Mr. Carnes was most recently a member of Emmanuel Methodist Church in Noblesville. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his children and family. He was known as a kind and generous person.

Survivors include a daughter, Lauren Sue Carnes of Fishers; a son, Nathan Allen Carnes of Fishers; a former wife, Becky (husband, John) Montgomery of Fishers; his father, Frank Carnes of New Castle; a sister, Susan (husband, David) Bennett of Brookville; three brothers, Jeffery (wife, Lycinda Marie) Carnes of Greenfield, David (wife, Kimberly) Carnes of New Castle and Donald (wife, Kimberly) Carnes of Lebanon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charlotte and Roscoe Allen; and his paternal grandparents, Lillian and Lucian Carnes.

Funeral services were December 8 at Main and Davis Funeral Home in New Castle with Rev. Ron Thomas officiating. Visitation was December 1 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

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Larry Martin Budd

Sept. 5, 1952 – Dec. 7, 2007

Larry Martin Budd, 55, of New Castle, died December 7 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.

He was born Sept. 5, 1952, in Fort Wayne, a son of Robert and Bernadette Budd.

Mr. Budd worked at Hillcraft Industries.

Survivors include his guardian, Patricia Lozano of Richmond.

Funeral services were December 11 at Main and Davis Funeral Home in New Castle with Pastor Bobby Slagle officiating. Visitation was December 11 at the funeral home.

 

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Mary Jane Lowder

July 18, 1936 – Dec. 5, 2007

Mary Jane Lowder, 71, of Greenfield, died December 5 at Regency Place Nursing Home in Greenfield.

She was born July 18, 1936, in Fortville, a daughter of the late Corbett and Helen (Reed) Humbles.

Mrs. Lowder retired in 1998 from Community Hospital East in Indianapolis, where she served as a rehabilitation technician in the Hooks Rehab Center for 28 years. She also worked for Estelle Ambulance Service and was a former member of Huntsville Community Church. Mrs. Lowder attended Fortville Nazarene Church and was an avid bingo player.

Survivors include two daughters, Chris (husband, Harvey) Robbins of Knightstown and Darlene (husband, Joe) Shannon of Pendleton; a son, Eugene A. “Butch” (wife, Mary Ann) Lowder of Sheridan; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene P. Lowder; a brother, Floyd W. Humbles; and a son, Dale Lowder.

Funeral services were December 10 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel, in Greenfield with Pastor Phil Edwards officiating. Burial followed at Eden Cemetery. Visitation was December 9 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6415 Castleway W. Drive, Ste. 114, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

 

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Lawrence Conley

March 1, 1945 – Nov. 27, 2007

Lawrence “Bean” Conley, 62, of Greenfield, died November 27 at his home.

He was born March 1, 1945, in Rushville, a son of the late Donald and Laura (McCles) Conley.

Mr. Conley worked at Roll Coater in Greenfield, where he served as a waste treatment operator for over 40 years. He also served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the U.A.W. Mr. Conley enjoyed fishing and was an avid Indiana Pacers and Indiana University basketball fan.

Survivors include a daughter, Paula (husband, Darrin) Couch of Wilkinson; a son, Shannon Conley of Michigan; a daughter-in-law, Robin Conley; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; two brothers, Chuck Conley of California and Robert Conley of Shirley; four sisters, Rose Robinette of Greenfield, Aletta Andis of Indianapolis, Learl Cook of Carthage and Martha Gordon of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Conley; two sons, Mike and Karl Conley; and three brothers, Benny, Bill and Benjamin Conley.

Funeral services were December 3 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel, in Greenfield with Pastor Danny Shelton officiating. Burial followed at Park Cemetery in Greenfield with full military graveside rites conducted by the Greenfield Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation was December 2 at the funeral home.

 

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 PUBLISHED DECEMBER 19, 2007

 

Robert K. Stout

Nov. 11, 1924 – Dec. 16, 2007

Robert K. Stout, 83, of Arlington, died December 16 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

He was born Nov. 11, 1924, in New Castle, a son of the late Jesse D. and Marie (Henby) Stout.

Mr. Stout was a 1943 Arlington High School graduate. He was one of the oldest breeders of miniature horses in the United States. He was also well-known in the llama and alpaca business and he showed these animals throughout the nation. One of the founding directors of the American Miniature Horse Association, he was also a member of the International Llama Association and Arlington Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; three daughters, Janie Newhouse of Indianapolis, Sharon (husband, James) Broughton of Waldron and Nancy (husband, Larry) Richards of Shelbyville; a sister, Virginia (husband, William) Catt of Paris, Ill.; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two nieces.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, at Todd Funeral Home in Rushville with Pastor Warren Brokering officiating. Burial will follow at East Hill Cemetery in Arlington. Visitation is 11 a.m. until time of service on December 19.

 

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