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 PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 7, 2007

 

Warren M. Neeley

March 27, 1939 – Feb. 1, 2007

Warren M. “Mike” Neeley, 67, of Monticello, died February 1 at White County Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

He was born March 27, 1939, in Indianapolis, a son of the late Fern M. Neeley.

Mr. Neeley lived in Charlottesville before moving to Monticello in 1972. He was a member of the Monticello V.F.W. post, having served during in U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. A semi driver for Schilli Motor Lines, he also drove a dump truck for Charles R. Geier. Mr. Neeley owned and operated Point Furniture Show Place in Monticello for a few years. A former race car driver, he was an avid Nascar enthusiast and a fan of Dale Earnhardt, Sr.

Survivors include his fiance, Peggy Garvin of Monticello; two half-brothers, Melvin J. (wife, Oleta) Basicker of Tennessee and Dennis R. (wife, MaryAnn) Basicker of Shirley; and close friends, Steve W. (wife, Pat) Morehouse of Battle Ground and Dennis G. Spear of Monticello.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Owen D. Basicker; and his mother, Fern M. Neeley-Basicker.

Funeral services are Friday, February 9, at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson with Rev. Jeff Mair officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Miller-Roscka Funeral Home in Monticello. Visitation is 5-7 p.m., Thursday, February 8, at the funeral home, with full military rites at 7 p.m.

 

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Ross H. Robertson

Feb. 13, 1953 – Feb. 1, 2007

Ross H. “Papaw Bugs” Robertson, 53, of Cicero and formerly of Wilkinson and Knightstown, died February 1 at his home.

He was born Feb. 13, 1953, in Warren, Ohio, a son of George Edwin and Marilyn Marie (Johnson) Robertson.

Mr. Robertson graduated from both Knightstown High School and Purdue University. He participated in wrestling in Knightstown and Eastern Hancock schools, and was Wrestler of the Year at Knightstown. An avid fisherman and outdoorsman, Mr. Robertson was employed as a senior systems engineer at Firestone for 25 years.

Survivors include two sons, Andrew and Dustin Robertson, both of Indianapolis; two daughters, Kelly (husband, Bryan) Goodall of Ellettsville and Jennifer Robertson of Greenwood; two granddaughters, Payton and Kadence Goodall; a grandson, Isaiah Knight; parents, George and Marilyn Robertson of Cedar Creek, Mo.; a brother, Edwin Robertson of New Castle; a sister, Lynda Robertson of Louisville, Ky.; and two nieces and two nephews.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson. Visitation is also Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of services.

 

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Estes “Eck” Conley

March 8, 1925 – Feb. 1, 2007

Estes “Eck” Conley, 81, of Shirley, died February 1 at his home.

He was born March 8, 1925, in Emerson, Ky., a son of the late Delbert and Leola (Logan) Conley.

Mr. Conley owned Conley’s Welding for 19 years and was employed at Container Corporation in Carthage for 20 years. He was also employed by Gas America in Shirley for six years. Mr. Conley was an avid Nascar fan and he also enjoyed camping and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Christine (Binion) Conley of Shirley; three sons, Harold Conley of Ohio, Larry Conley of Shirley and Jerry Conley of Arizona; two daughters, Judy K. Link of Arizona and Carla Green of Arizona; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Delbert Conley of Greensburg and Junior Conley of New Castle; five sisters, Bonnie Gross and Mary Lou Huckaby, both of New Castle, Betty Melon and Susie Parmley, both of Kennard and Barbara Sherrer of Shirley; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha J. Conley; a brother, Omar Conley; and a sister, Evelyn Morelock.

Funeral services were February 7 at 10 a.m. at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson. Burial followed at Green Hills Memory Gardens in New Castle. Visitation was February 6 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Andy Gilliland Charity Golf Outing with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

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Michael D. Becraft

July 4, 1958 – Jan. 31, 2007

Michael D. Becraft, 48, of Knightstown, died January 31 at Henry County Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 4, 1958, in Rushville, a son of Wayne H. and the late Dorothy (Safewright) Becraft.

Mr. Becraft was raised in Rushville and was a 1976 Rushville Consolidated High School graduate. He married Janet M. Williamson on Sept. 11, 1987 and she survives. A welder and pipe fitter by trade, he was employed at Eli Lilly.

A member of First Baptist Church in Knightstown, Mr. Becraft was also a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Indiana Gun Club and the U.S. Parachute Association. He was known as an adventure extremist and was avid skydiver and skydiving technician. Some of his other activities included backpacking, hiking, scuba diving, water skiing, spelunking, hunting and canoeing. Mr. Becraft was also an avid angler who fished on the Red Man circuit.

Survivors include his wife, Janet; a daughter, Caitlin of Knightstown; his father, Wayne of Rushville; a brother, Richard (wife, Phyllis) of Mithcell; a sister, Beth (husband, Doug) Jarman of Rushville; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Stanley and Jan Williamson of Williamsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were February 6 at Todd Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Mark Tabb officiating. Burial followed at Rushville’s East Hill Cemetery. Visitation was February 1 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Wild Turkey Federation, Madison County, Indiana, Chapter with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

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Rev. Gene Lewis

Feb. 19, 1929 – Jan. 31, 2007

Reverend Gene Lewis, 77, of Knightstown, died January 31 at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born Feb. 19, 1929, in Goldsboro, N.C., a son of the late James P. and Ruth (Kleinert) Lewis.

Mr. Lewis dedicated his life to serving the Lord by serving others. He was known as a caring and giving man whose efforts touched the lives of others. He gave his first sermon at age three. At age 14, he began formal preaching at cottage meetings in North Carolina. By age 19, he was pastoring his first church. Eventually, he came north to pastor the Friends Meeting in Jamestown, Ohio. Mr. Lewis later served as youth pastor at First Friends in Indianapolis. Then he was pastor at Fairfield, Spiceland, Carthage, Knightstown and, finally, Raysville Friends Meeting before his retirement after 56 years in the ministry.

Mr. Lewis was also a teacher who taught for 33 years in the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township in Indianapolis. Specifically, he taught at Moorehead, Woodview and Stonybrook junior high schools. Mr. Lewis was known by students as a respected teacher and many of those same students grew up and called him a friend. He was known for making time to help people and he was also known as a devoted and dedicated husband and father.

An avid traveler, Mr. Lewis enjoyed spending time with his family and he was accompanied by them on many of his travels. He enjoyed fishing, reading, writing and learning. He attended Emanuel Junior College in Franklin Springs, Ga. He received a bachelor’s degree from Atlantic Christian in Wilson, N.C. Mr. Lewis attended seminary school at Duke University and later earned a master’s degree in history from Butler University.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Carolyn (Long) Lewis; two sons, James B. (wife, Susie) Lewis and their children, Ashley and Andrew Gene, all of Economy; Jeffery A. (wife, Lisa) Lewis and their three children, James A., Jessica and Jeremy Gotwals, all of Bloomington; two goddaughters, Stacey (husband, John) Driscol and their son, Nathan, of Alexandria, Va., and Rachel (husband, Luis) Bertrand and their sons, Jaime, Gerardo and Steve, all of Goldsboro, N.C.; a sister, Lou Ann Locke of Arkadelphia, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were February 3 at Knightstown Friends Meeting with Rev. Kenneth M. Locke officiating. Burial followed in Abbottsville Cemetery in Greenville, Ohio. Visitation was February 2 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel. The family has requested no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gene Lewis Memorial Fund, c/o Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service.

 

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Rhonda Lynne Schaeffer

June 9, 1963 – Jan. 31, 2007

Rhonda Lynne (Beeson) Schaeffer, 43, of Greenfield, died January 31 in Greenfield.

She was born June 9, 1963, in Greenfield, a daughter of Kenneth Beeson and Ramona (Chapman) Williams of Greenfield.

Mrs. Schaeffer was a 1981 Greenfield Central High School graduate. She later became an instructional assistant at Maxwell Middle School. An avid Avon representative and homemaker, Mrs. Schaeffer attended Curry’s Chapel United Methodist Church and was a Girl Scout leader in Maxwell. She was very active at J.B. Stephens, Eden and Maxwell schools.

Survivors include her mother, Ramona Williams of Greenfield; her husband, John Robert Schaeffer, Sr., of Greenfield; a son, John Robert Schaeffer, Jr., of Greenfield; a stepson, Justin Crossman of Greenfield; a sister, Elizabeth Gulley of Greenfield; two brothers-in-law, Gary Allen of Shelbyville and Tom (wife, Tina) Schaffer of Knightstown; two sisters-in-law, Sue (husband, Paul) Loveall of Carthage and Barb (husband, Jeff) Gustin of Knightstown; her stepfather, William Williams of Greenfield; aunts and uncles, Susi (husband, Wayne) Melton of Greenfield, Ray and Donna Chapman of Bowling Green, Ky., Bill (wife, Ruby) Morris of Fortville, Marion (wife, Michelle) Chapman of Tell City; and cousins, Jesse, Angie, Jason and Andi Melton, all of Greenfield.

She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Beeson; and a daughter, Tiffany Schaeffer.

Funeral services were February 5 at Brandywine Community Church in Greenfield with Rev. Carol Wiley officiating. Burial followed at Park Cemetery in Greenfield. Visitation was February 4 at Pasco-Stillinger Funeral Home in Greenfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rhonda and Tiffany Schaeffer Fund for the Education of John Schaeffer, Jr. Scholarship, c/o National City Bank.

 

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Tiffany L. Schaeffer

Jan. 11, 1994 – Jan. 31, 2007

Tiffany L. Schaeffer, 13, of Greenfield, died January 31 in Greenfield.

She was born Jan. 11, 1994, in Greenfield, a daughter of John Robert Schaeffer, Sr., and the late Rhonda Lynne Schaeffer.

Miss Schaeffer was a student at Maxwell Middle School and she attended both Curry’s Chapel and Brandywine Community Church. She was involved in the Indiana Children’s Choir, Circle of State Honor Choir, 4-H in Greenfield, student council and Girl Scouts. She was an A-B honor roll student.

Survivors include her father, John Robert Schaeffer, Sr. of Greenfield; a brother, John Robert Schaeffer, Jr. of Greenfield; a half-brother, Justin Crossman of Greenfield; grandmothers, Ramona Williams of Greenfield and Mary Schaeffer of Knightstown; two cousins, Kenneth and Kyle Gulley, both of Greenfield; and several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Funeral services were February 5 at Brandywine Community Church with Rev. Carol Wiley officiating. Burial followed at Park Cemetery in Greenfield. Visitation was February 4 at Pasco-Stillinger Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rhonda and Tiffany Schaeffer Fund for the Education of John Schaeffer, Jr. Scholarship, c/o National City Bank.

 

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Marilyn Jane Staton

Dec. 22, 1924 – Jan. 31, 2007

Marilyn Jane (Branigan) Staton, 82, of Middletown, died January 31 at St. Vincent Heart Center in Carmel.

She was born Dec. 22, 1924 in Vermillion, Ks., a daughter of the late Frank A. and Bertha (Markley) Branigan.

Mrs. Staton came to Indiana from Kansas in 1936 and she was a 1943 Markleville High School graduate. She married Merle D. Staton on June 1, 1947, in Cadiz. She was well-suited to be a farmer’s wife as she was known as an excellent cook and homemaker. Mrs. Staton was also known as a determined, sweet-natured and beautiful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a 70-year member of Wilkinson Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters, Shirley (husband, Mike) Conaway of Fayetteville, Ga., Connie (husband, Robert) Smith of Anderson and Rosalie (husband, Bill) Skaer of Wichita, Ks.; six grandchildren, Chris (wife, Michelle) Fadely of Middletown, Shawn Conaway of Austell, Ga., Grant Smith of Indianapolis, Greg Smith of West Lafayette and Kelsey and Courtney Skaer, both of Wichita, Ks.; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred (wife, Francis) Branigan of Anderson; two sisters, Clarice (husband, Marleston) Doan and Elsie (husband, Harold) Laird, all of Anderson; a sister-in-law, Geneva Kinnett of Sulphur Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Merle D. Staton; two brothers, Robert and Frank Branigan; and a sister, Dorothy Branigan.

Funeral services were February 5 at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson. Burial followed in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation was February 4 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674, or Wilkinson Church of Christ, 7293 N. SR 109, Wilkinson, IN 46186.

 

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Sarah V. O’Neil

Aug. 28, 1945 – Jan. 30, 2007

Sarah V. O’Neil, 61, of Knightstown, died January 30 at Hancock Regional Hospital.

She was born Aug. 28, 1945, in Indianapolis, a daughter of the late J. Chester Long and Grace Foley Baldwin.

Ms. O’Neil was known as a loving grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and was a member at both the Knightstown and New Castle Kingdom Halls. She enjoyed farm life and riding and working with horses. She also enjoyed music, singing and playing the piano. In high school, she was an award winning swimmer and diver. Ms. O’Neil spent many years in administration at The Paddock and American Designers. An avid gardener and homemaker, she enjoyed cooking and canning. She was also an accomplished seamstress who regularly attended the Indiana State Fair.

Survivors include a daughter, Deadra (husband, Michael) White of Carmel; three stepchildren, Rick O’Neil of Knightstown, Patt (wife, Annette) O’Neil of Broad Ripple and Kathleen (husband, Ed) Stevens of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, J. Chester (wife, Susan) Long II of Alexandria; and a sister, Roxanna (husband, Victor) Santoro of Broad Ripple.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Connie; and a sister, Peggy.

Funeral services were February 3 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel, with Clyde Buckley officiating. Visitation was February 3 at the funeral home.

 

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 PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 14, 2007

 

Loucille B. Eckel

Jan. 1, 1935 – Feb. 11, 2007

Loucille B. Eckel, 72, of New Palestine, died Sunday, February 11, at her home.

She was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Tennessee, a daughter of the late James and Margaret (Wright) Eckel.

Mrs. Eckel worked for Stationers Office Supply for 20 years and she also worked at Paper Mart. She was a lifelong mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking, genealogy and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandy (husband, Carlie) Alexander of Shirley; four grandchildren, Chastity Mills of New Palestine, Paula Coomer of Wilkinson, Carlie M. Alexander of Indianapolis and Michael Hampton of Shirley; six great-grandchildren, Jordan and Jared Mills, Austin and Bailey Van Hook, Kaytlyn Hampton and Caroline Coomer; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Goff; two brothers, Cass and Joe Eckel; and a sister, Jewel Nunley.

Funeral services are Thursday, February 15, at 10 a.m. at By His Grace Ministries in Charlottesville with Rev. Ronald Mils officiating. Burial will follow at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson.

 

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Debora J. Hall

Aug. 24, 1961 – Feb. 8, 2007

Debora J. Hall, 45, of Markleville, formerly of Knightstown, died February 8 at her home.

She was born Aug. 24, 1961, in Greenfield.

Mrs. Hall was a 1979 Knightstown High School graduate. She was employed by Indy Lighting until 1997 and she’s been a homemaker since leaving that business. A two-time Sharon Bassett Foundation award winner, Mrs. Hall was known as an inspiration to those around her and she also was an avid supporter of other breast cancer victims. She was a member of Huntsville/Good Shepherd Community Church.

Survivors include a son, Brandon (wife, Susan) Davis of Knightstown; a daughter, Elizabeth Davis of Markleville; her parents, Jerry (wife, Linda) Hall of Wilkinson and Judy Lucas of Westfield; a grandmother, Florence Hall of Wilkinson; three brothers, Randy (wife, Tasha) Hall of Defuniak Springs, Fla., Brent (wife, Cassie) Hall of Eustis, Fla., and Darrell (wife, Wendy) Hall of Middletown; two sisters, Kelli (husband, Shane) Isaacs of Pendleton and Shawna (husband, Brian) Smith of Middletown; two stepbrothers, Danny (wife, Toddy) Cupp of Knightstown and Bradley Johnson of Noblesville; three stepsisters, Tammy (husband, Rob) Mahon of Cambridge City, Pam (husband, Robert) Copp of Noblesville and Traci (husband, Bill) Hannah of Skiatook, Okla.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 15, at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, in Pendleton with Rev. Claude Creel officiating. Burial will follow at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.

 

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Mary Lou Turner

Feb. 17, 1922 – Feb. 9, 2007

Mary Lou (Conway) Turner, 84, of Spiceland, died February 9 at her home.

She was born Feb. 17, 1922, in Henry County, a daughter of the late Elva and Clifty Conway.

Mrs. Turner was a 1940 New Castle High School graduate. On June 29, 1940, she married the late Arthur Turner and she later became a mother and homemaker. She was a member of New Castle First Christian Church and she attended Greensboro Church of the Nazarene after moving to a farm near Spiceland.

Survivors include four sons, Stephen (wife, Dana) Turner, Jack (wife, Sheila) Turner, Thomas (wife, Roseanne) Turner and Phillip Turner; grandchildren, Dawn (husband, Andrew) Crawford, Daniel (wife, Heather) Turner, Todd (wife, Melissa) Turner, Tiffany (husband, Kent) Brumbaugh, Dwight (wife, Rose) Turner, Cliff (wife, Caroline) Turner-Corbell; great-grandchildren, Megan Crawford, Michael Crawford, Katy Howard, Trevor Turner, Peyton Turner, Alec Turner, Hailey Turner, Ansley Turner, Hope Brumbaugh, Cherish Turner, Chelsae Turner and Emma (Turner) Corbell; several stepgrandchildren; step great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Turner; three infant sons; three sisters, Mildred Hulsart, Vera Irvin and Shirley Hendershot; and two brothers, Don and Wilbur Conway.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, at Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel, in New Castle with Rev. Gene Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Mooreland Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, February 15, from noon until time of service at the funeral home.

 

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 PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 21, 2007

 

Kenneth Ward Slagle

April 7, 1930 – Feb. 12, 2007

Kenneth Ward Slagle, 76, of Englewood, Fla., died February 12 at Venice Hospice Home in Venice, Fla.

He was born April 7, 1930 in Wayne County, Ky., a son of the late Floyd and Flonnie (Coffey) Slagle.

Mr. Slagle was a retired Baptist minister and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in New Castle.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Nadine Slagle; a daughter, Keitha Bill of Englewood, Fla.; two grandchildren, Shelly Jenkins of North Port, Fla., and Chad Griffith of Orlando, Fla.; a great-grandson, Chase Griffith; seven sisters, Estine Hurt of Scottsville, Ky., Elnora Thompson of New Castle, Gatha Baker of Kipton, Ohio, Mary Thornton of Monticello, Ky., Norma Lyons of Franklin, Kaye Lyons of Spiceland, and Sue Carter of Monticello, Ky.; and a brother, Bobby Slagle of New Castle.

Funeral services were February 17 at Hoyt G. Hickey & Son Funeral Home in Monticello, Ky., with Brother Bobby Slagle officiating. Burial followed at Elk Spring Cemetery. Visitation was February 16 at the funeral home.

 

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Diane McCune

Dec. 15, 1945 – Feb. 16, 2007

Diane (Hagger) McCune, 61, of Indianapolis, died February 16.

She was born Dec. 15, 1945, in New Castle, a daughter of Claude and Dorothy (Hilton) Hagger.

Survivors include three daughters, Michelle Smith, Sherry Smith and Ronnell Smith; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Bill Hagger; and a sister, Susie Hilton.

She was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Angel and Monica Smith; a daughter, Teresa Lynn Smith; and two husbands, Ross Smith and Robert McCune.

Funeral services were February 21 at Family Funeral Care in Indianapolis. Burial followed in West Ridge Park Cemetery in Indianapolis. Visitation was February 20 at the funeral home.

 

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 PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 28, 2007

 

Tressie Shepherd Jr.

Feb. 13, 1932 – Feb. 22, 2007

Tressie Shepherd, Jr., 69, of Carthage, died February 22 while on a cruise in the Caribbean Sea.

He was born Feb. 13, 1938, in Roxanna, Ky., a son of the late Tressie and Emma (Collins) Shepherd.

Mr. Shepherd attended Knightstown schools and later, in 1995, retired from Delco Remy in Anderson after 32 years of service. He married Alice J. Wilson on May 18, 1957. He was a member of Knightstown Christian Church, the Knightstown Masonic Lodge, the Line of Commandry and the Shriners. Mr. Shepherd enjoyed spending winters in Florida where he lived at Twin Fountains Condominiums in Lake Wales. There, he enjoyed riding his golf cart and visiting with friends and neighbors. He also enjoyed fishing, golfing and working on his farm in Carthage.

Survivors include his wife, Alice J. (Wilson) Shepherd of Carthage; two sons, Randall (wife, Sheryl) Shepherd of Greenfield and Ronald (wife, Rachael) Shepherd of Carthage; four grandchildren, Amelia and Grant Shepherd of Greenfield and Benjamin and Jacob Shepherd of Carthage; five sisters, Geraldine Manning of Florida, Irene Bandt of Louisville, Ky., Inez Manning of Taylor, Mich., Mattie (husband, Don) Rhodes of Charleston, W.V., and Carolyn (husband, Dave) Hennis of Ingalls; four brothers, Clarence (wife, Peggy) Shepherd of Lake Wales, Fla., Shade (wife, Zella) Shepherd of McMinnville, Tenn., Verlon (wife, Shirley) Shepherd of Greensboro and Roger (wife, Elizabeth) Shepherd of Kennard; several nieces and nephews; and lots of friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Shepherd; and a granddaughter, Grace Elizabeth Shepherd.

Funeral services are Friday, march 2 at 10:30 a.m. at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel, with Rev. Richard Thayer officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation is Thursday, March 1, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Knightstown Christian Church or the Henry County Cancer Society.

 

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Beatrice Helen Butcher

Feb. 2, 1928 – Feb. 23, 2007

Beatrice Helen (Davis) Butcher, 79, of Shirley, died February 23 at Kindred Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born Feb. 2, 1928, in Elwood, a daughter of the late Oliver and Edna (Hillard) Davis.

Mrs. Butcher was a nurse’s aid at Model A Nursing Home in Greenfield, and she was a lifelong homemaker. She was a member of Shirley Christian Church and War Mothers.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Jim T. Butcher of Shirley; two sons, James (wife, Judith) Butcher of Fortville and Bill Butcher of Shirley; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ray Oliver of Bloomfield; a sister, Norma Lane of Conyers, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Donald Butcher; a daughter, Brenda Moore; three brothers, Donald Davis, LeeRoy Davis and George Bailey; and a sister, Ann Shultz.

Funeral services were February 28 at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Gary Sickles officiating. Burial followed at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation was February 27 at the funeral home.

 

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Lena Cole

Aug. 25, 1919 – Feb. 22, 2007

Lena Cole, 87, of Markleville, died February 22 at St. John’s Medical Center in Anderson.

She was born Aug. 25, 1919, in Dublin, a daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Roberts) Hoover.

Mrs. Cole was a lifelong homemaker and a member of Markleville East Christian Church. She enjoyed playing cards, visiting with friends and enjoying the staff and atmosphere at Rawlins House.

Survivors include a son, Thomas (special friend, Elise Dulworth) Cole of Markleville; a daughter, Dixie Clem of Markleville; five grandchildren, Mark (wife, Julie) Cole, Joey (wife, Susan) Cole, Eric Clem, Jason (wife, Dana) Clem and Colby Clem; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two nieces, Karen Connell and Jeanne Carey.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Joe Cole; two brothers, Robert and Wayne Hoover; and two sisters, Elizabeth Harbison and Esther Hankins.

Funeral services were February 26 at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Hervie Lawrence officiating. Burial followed at Mechanicsburg Cemetery. Visitation was February 26 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7363 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46219.

 

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