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

 

 PUBLISHED JANUARY 3, 2007

 

Ramona L. Sorrell

Dec. 23, 1928 – Dec. 30, 2006

Ramona L. Sorrell, 78, of Indianapolis, formerly of Knightstown, died December 30 at Brandywine Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Concord, Ky., a daughter of the late Robert and Clara (Evans) Grigson.

Mrs. Sorrell was a seamstress at the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ children’s Home and a member of Knightstown United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Roddy (wife, Missy) Sorrell of New Jersey, Jeff (wife, Jeannie) Sorrell of Carthage and Charles (wife, Cindy) Sorrell of Brownsburg; a daughter, Gwen VanDuyn of Indianapolis; a sister, Iris Scheibler of Greensburg; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenny Sorrell; a brother, Milford Grigson; and a sister, Eunice Wesko.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, January 5, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Steve Brackney officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday, January 4, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Knightstown United Methodist Church.

 

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Shirley Marlene Forshey

Feb. 17, 1939 – Dec. 30, 2006

Shirley Marlene Pate Forshey, 67, of Greenfield died December 30 in Knoxville, Tenn.

She was born Feb. 17, 1939, in Knoxville.

Mrs. Forshey was a homemaker. She was known as a wonderful mother and was well-respected by her friends.

Survivors include her husband, Donald “Sarge” Barlow; eight sons, William, Leo, Roy, Michael, Kenneth, Daniel and David Campbell and John Forshey; two daughters, Violet Winters and Marcella Walker; a sister, Carol Kinsey; a brother, Roy Pate; 34 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3 at G.H. Herrmann S. East Street Funeral Home in Indianapolis. Burial will follow in Washington Park East Cemetery. Visitation was January 2.

 

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Brenda S. Rochester

Sept. 18, 1953 – Dec. 27, 2006

Brenda S. Rochester, 53, of Syracuse, died December 27 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Milford.

She was born Sept. 18, 1953 in Scottsburg, a daughter of the late Fred Smith and Lois (Bunch) Smith.

Mrs. Rochester lived in the Syracuse area all her life and was employed at Homecrest in Goshen. In 2000, she married Ollie B. Rochester.

Survivors include her mother, Lois Smith of Knightstown; a daughter, Kelly (husband, Russ) Justice of Silver Lake; a son, Aric (wife, Christy) Dewees of Silver Lake; three sisters, Peggy (husband, Donnie) Stephens of Carthage, Mary Jones of Knightstown and Mildred (husband, Jim) White of Spiceland; five brothers, Herbie (wife, Sharon) Smith of Syracuse, Allen (wife, Sue) Smith of Milroy, Carl (wife, Irene) Smith of Greenfield, David (wife, Patty) Smith of Knightstown and James (wife, Evelyn) Smith of Franklin; and two grandchildren, Tristan and Kelsey Justice.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services were January 2 at Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Home in Milford with Pastor Jonathan Light officiating. Burial followed at Syracuse Cemetery. Visitation was January 1 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

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John Charles David Cruse

Jan. 9, 1950 – Dec. 27, 2006

John Charles David Cruse, 56, of Alexandria, formerly of Metamora, died December 27 at his home.

He was born Jan. 9, 1950 in Batesville, a son of the late Clarence John and Geraldine Ann (Bunyard) Cruse.

Mr. Cruse attended Metamora Elementary School and graduated from Laurel High School in 1968. He later joined the U.S. Navy and served on the U.S.S. Fox and the U.S.S. Hornet during the Vietnam War. Mr. Cruse was honorably discharged in 1979, having earned the rank of IC2. While in the Navy, he was trained as an electrician. Upon Mr. Cruse’s discharge he worked throughout the United States as an electrician for many years. He retired in 2004 and moved to Alexandria. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and spending time outdoors.

Survivors include nine brothers and sisters, Connie (husband, James) Wendel of Milroy, Karen (husband, Jake) Baker of Connersville, Cathie (husband, Bob) Fischer of Connersville, Nonie (husband, Vaughn) Fields of Knightstown, Amy (husband, Dennis) Asay of Lafayette, Tenn., Julie (husband, Kerry) of Blanchester, Ohio, Daniel Cruse of Connersville, James (wife, Christina) Cruse of Connersville, and Valerie (husband, Randy) Tarrance of Elwood; 21 nieces and nephews; and 16 great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, William Charles Cruse.

Funeral services were December 30 at Miller Moster Robbins Funeral Home in Connersville. Burial, with military graveside rites provided by Fayette County Veterans’ Honor Council Guard, followed in Dale Cemetery in Connersville. Visitation was December 29 at the funeral home.

 

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Cathie Gail Early

July 6, 1955 – Dec. 23, 2006

Cathie Gail (Burns) Early, 51, of Shirley, died December 23 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born July 6, 1955, in LaFollette, Tenn., a daughter of the late Burt A. and Mildred D. (Wilson) Burns.

Mrs. Early was a homemaker who spent the last 32 years in Indiana with her husband and children. She enjoyed professional wrestling, bowling, family reunions and spoiling her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Lowell F. “Buddy” Early; four children, Jennifer G. Early, Johnathan A. (wife, Maria) Early, Joshua L. Early and Sarah M. (fiance, Allen Seal) Early; a sister, Margaret A. Wilson; a brother, Jerry W. Burns; three grandchildren, Chyenne Marie Whisman, Gwendalyn Rose Early and Lillyanne Nora Early; three nephews; and a niece.

Funeral services were December 27 at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Jeff Mair officiating.

 

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Fern Tinkle

Sept. 28, 1908 – Dec. 23, 2006

Fern (Best) Tinkle, 98, of New Castle, died December 23 at Henry County Memorial Hospital.

She was born Sept. 28, 1908, in Mackport, a daughter of the late William E. and Minnie (Pindell) Best.

Mrs. Tinkle worked at Modernfold Industries in New Castle. She retired in 1974 after nearly 32 years of service as a supervisor. She was a member of First Baptist Church in New Castle. She enjoyed life and spending time with her family.

Survivors include a a son, Frank J. (Buster) Hayes of New Castle; a stepdaughter, Jeraldine Wright of New Castle; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jerome Hayes; her second husband, Virgil J. Tinkle; six sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were December 28 at Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel, in New Castle with Pastor Dan Yeager officiating. Burial followed in South Mound Cemetery in New Castle. Visitation was December 27 at the funeral home.

 

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Glowdean Johnson

Sept. 8, 1928 – Dec. 23, 2006

Glowdean (Bow) Johnson, 78, of Charlottesville, died December 23 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born Sept. 8, 1928, in Bow, Ky., a daughter of the late Buford and Pauline (Shelley) Bow.

Mrs. Johnson was a Lewisville High School graduate and later owned and operated the Lewisville Café. A homemaker, she was also a seamstress who enjoyed making quilts. A member of Hancock Baptist Church in Greenfield, Mrs. Johnson and her husband, Dick, made their home in Charlottesville for the last 34 years.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Richard L. “Dick” Johnson, whom she married in Lewisville on Oct. 7, 1950; three sons, Marcus Ray (wife, Jacquelyn) Johnson of Batesville, and James Brian Johnson and Trenton Russell Johnson, both of Charlottesville; six grandchildren, Joseph Alen (wife, Angie) Perkins, Deana Lynn Perkins, Donna Stuller-Lisman, Nyoca Star Phillips, Jeremiah Robert Johnson, Jeremy Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Joey Johnson, Autumn and Gage Phillips, and Victoria Perkins; nine sisters, Reba (husband, Thomas) Stapp of Jasonville, Euldean (husband, John) Pierce, Louise Batson and Helen (husband, Kenneth) Miller, all of Lewisville; Nora Lee Yergin and Ruth (husband, Gene) Miller of New Castle, Elsie (husband, Glen) Roettger of Cambridge City, Mildred (husband, James) Stewart of Rushville and Linda (husband, David) Bennett of Middletown; one brother, Lawrence (wife, Mona) Bow of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda Kay Perkins; a son, John Thomas Johnson; a grandson, Gerald Allen Johnson; a great-granddaughter, Bailey Taylor Mitchell; and two brothers, Buford Ray and Ernest Howard Ray.

Funeral services were December 28 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Lewisville with Pastor Mark Judy officiating. Burial followed in Park Cemetery in Greenfield. Visitation was December 27 at the funeral home.

 

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Floyd Emery Bailey

March 8, 1921 – Dec. 23, 2006

Floyd Emery Bailey, 85, of Indianapolis, formerly of New Castle, died December 22 at Lakeview Manor in Indianapolis.

He was born March 8, 1921, in Bath County, Ky., a son of the late Emmet and Anna Bailey.

Mr. Bailey’s family moved to Indiana in 1929 and he attended Spiceland schools. He later married Knightstown resident LaVaughn Snodgress and they raised four children in New Castle. Mr. Bailey was a semi-professional baseball player who also worked in the New Castle Chrysler factory. When World War II erupted, he joined the U.S. Navy and served as a machinist’s mate in the Pacific theater. After the war, Mr. Bailey returned to Chrysler and retired in 1973 after having served over 30 years as a die sinker. He was known as a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include three sons, Gene Bailey of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jim Bailey of Alamosa, Colo., and Ronnie Bailey of Atlanta, Ga.; one son-in-law, Ronnie Wheeler of Indianapolis; a brother, Pete Bailey of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren, Karen, Pam, Brad, Garon, Rusty, Brian, Zane, Laura and Katie; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Linda Wheeler; a grandson, Kurt Wheeler; and five brothers.

Funeral services were December 27 at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Cindy Upchurch officiating. Burial followed at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was December 26 at the funeral home.

 

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Donice M. Sutherland

March 14, 1934 – Dec. 22, 2006

Donice M. Sutherland, 72, of New Castle, died December 22 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.

She was born March 14, 1934, in New Castle, a daughter of the late Ivan and Nona (Thomas) Bundy.

Mrs. Sutherland was raised in Kennard and attended school there. She was a homemaker who lived most of her life in New Castle. She worked at a nurse’s aid at Heritage House, The Waters and other area nursing homes. Mrs. Sutherland was a lifetime member of V.F.W.

Survivors include four children, Bill Miller and Rhonda Miller of New Castle, Marilyn Hill of Lewisville, Texas and Candy Edmonds of Shelbyville; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Larry Bundy of Knightstown and Dale Bundy of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Byron and Robert Bundy.

Funeral services were December 27 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Lewisville with Pastor Marc Bundy officiating.

 

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Ashley M. Sloan

Sept. 15, 1983 – Dec. 19, 2006

Ashley M. Sloan, 23, of Kennard, died December 19 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born Sept. 15, 1983 in Greenfield, a daughter of Amy Wisehart and Ron Cox.

Miss Sloan attended Knightstown High School.

Survivors include her mother, Amy (husband, Rodney) Wisehart of Shirley; her father, Ron Cox of New Castle; a sister, Brittany Sloan of Kennard; a brother, Cory Wisehart of Shirley; maternal grandfather, Don (wife, Dianna) Sloan of Knightstown; maternal grandmother, Judy Sloan of Kennard; paternal grandfather, Ron Cox of New Castle; paternal grandmother, Rena White of New Castle; several aunts and uncles, cousins; and a niece.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Robert and Virginia Roland; great-grandmother, Roberta Hiner; great-grandfather, Pete Sloan; and an uncle, Randy Black.

Funeral services were December 23 at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Ron Baker officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was December 22 at the funeral home.

 

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 PUBLISHED JANUARY 10, 2007

 

Gladys M. Geise

Dec. 19, 1912 – Jan. 8, 2007

Gladys M. Geise, 94, of Rushville, died January 8 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Rushville.

She was born Dec. 19, 1912, in Rush County, a daughter of the late Floyd and Bessie (Dalrymple) Reddick.

Mrs. Geise, a 1931 Carthage High School graduate, was a homemaker who belonged to East Street Christian Church in Rushville. She also attended Main Street Christian Church and served as a Rush Memorial Hospital volunteer for many years. Her other memberships included JNH Golden Ladies and the Arlington East Hill Cemetery Association. On March 23, 1935, she married Lowell H. Geise.

Survivors include a son, Phillip J. (wife, Mary) Geise of Arlington; a grandson, Phillip L. (wife, Karen) Geise of Arlington; and a granddaughter, Jennipher (husband, Brad) Lawrence of Plattsburg, Mo.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell H. Geise; a brother, Roy R. Reddick; and two sisters, Ruth Stevens and Lucille Newhouse.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, January 12, at Todd Funeral Home in Rushville with Pastor Deann Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Arlington East Hill Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday, January 11, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Decatur County.

 

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Elizabeth J. Wheeler

Jan. 19, 1921 – Jan. 8, 2007

Elizabeth J. Wheeler, 85, of Shirley, died January 8 at Seton Specialty Hospital in Carmel.

She was born Jan. 19, 1921, a daughter of the late Herman and Alma (Jones) Riggs.

Mrs. Wheeler was a 1939 Knightstown High School graduate. A lifelong homemaker, she was a member of Shirley Christian Church. She married Adrian Wheeler on April 18, 1942 in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Survivors include a son, Thomas (wife, Terry) Wheeler of Fortville; a daughter, Susan (Wheeler) Gard of Brownsburg; four grandchildren, Jeff (wife, Tanya) Wheeler, Kevin Wheeler, Jennifer Gard and Sara (husband, Justin) McNabb; two great-grandchildren, Val and Cole Wheeler; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 2003; three sisters, Orman Riggs, Lucy VanVoorhis and Oleta Griffith; and six brothers, Gilbert, Elbert, Milford, Joseph, Woodrow and Ralph Riggs.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 13, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Darrell Deck officiating. Burial will follow at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation is 11a.m. until time of services on Saturday.

 

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Letha Myrtle Coomer

Nov. 2, 1926 – Jan. 6, 2006

Letha Myrtle Coomer, 80, of Warrington, died January 6 at her home.

She was born Nov. 2, 1926, in Iowa, a daughter of the late Milton and Stella (Daffron) Eller.

Mrs. Coomer was a lifelong homemaker who also worked at Indiana Knitwear and Geno’s Small Stop. She was an avid bingo and euchre player.

Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Coomer of Warrington; five sons, Robert E. Coomer of Waverly, Jimmie Coomer of Greenfield, Wayne Coomer of Markleville, Hughie (wife, Brandy) Coomer of Shirley and Doug (wife, Ashley) Coomer of Shirley; five daughters, Patricia Porter of Shirley, Barbara Simmons of Markleville, Kathy Whisman of Warrington, Judy Morrison of Indianapolis, and Donna (husband, Stan) Findlay of Anderson; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Madge Green of Sommerset, Ky., Grace Burton of Monticello, Ky., and Phyllis Lane of Lancaster, Ky.; a brother, Phillip Eller of Burnside, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Marshall and Carl Eller; and a sister, Bea Winchester.

Funeral services are at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 11, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Jim Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation is 12:30 p.m. until time of service on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

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Neta C. Jarvis

April 20, 1916 – Jan. 6, 2007

Neta C. Jarvis, 90, of Dunreith, died January 6 at The Waters of New Castle.

She was born April 20, 1916, in Shipley, Ky., a daughter of the late Arthur Clarence and Lucy (Willen) Cross.

An area resident since 1950, Mrs. Jarvis was a member of Faith Chapel Church in Knightstown. She was a homemaker who had also worked at The Flamingo Restaurant in Dunreith as well as the Dunreith Packing Company. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include seven children, Oleta Jarvis of Knightstown, Monrie Sue (husband, Bill) Thornburg of Spiceland, Mary (husband, Steve) Lubich of Richmond, Clarice (husband, Ralph) Thompson of Knightstown, Oren (wife, Janice) Jarvis and Lowell (wife, Etsuko) Jarvis, both of Dunreith, and Rebecca (husband, Jeff) Snedegar of Bloomington; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Jarvis; two grandchildren, Penny Thornburg and Robert Turner; her stepmother, Alice Cross; and two relatives, Odell Cross and Kurt Willen.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, at Faith Chapel Church in Knightstown with Pastor Randy Gross officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was January 9 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Chapel Church, or the charity of the donor’s choice, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

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Franklin D. Renfro

Oct. 10, 1933 – Jan. 6, 2007

Franklin D. Renfro, 73, of Shirley, died January 6 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

He was born Oct. 10, 1933, in Henry County, a son of the late Silas and Alice (Nolan) Renfro.

Mr. Renfro was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War. He retired in 1993 from Delco Remy in Anderson and also owned and operated Renfro Construction. Mr. Renfro was a member of Warrington Church of the Nazarene and Knightstown American Legion Post 152.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Maxine Renfro of Shirley; two sons, Franklin (friend, Kim) Renfro, Jr., of Shirley and Tony (wife, Debi) Renfro of Wilkinson; two daughters, Cindi (husband, Marvin) Adkins of Greensboro and Jennifer (husband, Jim) Carlton of Wilkinson; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty (husband, Ted) Applegate of Spiceland; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters; a brother; a daughter, Teresa Snider; and a granddaughter, Heather Snider.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Todd Reynolds and Brent Hopkins officiating. Burial, with military graveside rites conducted by Knightstown American Legion Post 152, will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was January 9 at the funeral home.

 

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Mary Edith Trees

Sept. 13, 1908 – Jan. 6, 2007

Mary Edith Trees, 98, of Warrington, died January 6 at Regency Place Health Care Center in Greenfield.

She was born Sept. 13, 1908, in Hancock County, a daughter of the late Wilson C. and Rose (Bradley) Eakin.

Mrs. Trees was a 1926 Wilkinson High School graduate. She retired in 1989 after 28 years of service at Shirley Pharmacy, where she was a cook. She had also worked at Delco Remy in Anderson. Mrs. Trees was a lifelong member of Warrington Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include a daughter, Cherie Ann Trees of Indianapolis; a niece, Karen L. (husband, Delbert) Conley of Greensburg; and a nephew, Dennis G. (wife, Lori) Hoppes of Charlottesville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Trees, in 2005; a sister, Ruth Hoppes; and a brother, Horace Eakin.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 11, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Paul Litten officiating. Burial will follow at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, at the funeral home.

 

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Misty D. Hines

Aug. 27, 1968 – Jan. 3, 2007

Misty D. Hines, 38, of Knightstown, died January 3.

She was born Aug. 27, 1968, in Greenfield, a daughter of Bob and Claudette (Hamilton) Rhodes.

Mrs. Hines was involved in the Little League and PAL Club in Anderson for many years. She enjoyed attending her children’s cheerleading competitions, wrestling meets, band concerts and football games. She also enjoyed carving pumpkins at Halloween, which was her favorite time of year. She worked at Steak-n-Shake in Anderson for eight years.

Survivors include her husband, Chris Hines of Knightstown; two children, C.J. and Heavyn Hines of Knightstown; her parents, Bob and Claudette “Bonnie” Rhodes of Knightstown; two sisters, Amber Rhodes of Knightstown and Bobbi Rhodes of Ft. Wayne; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were January 6 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel, with Pastor Randy Gross officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was January 5 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

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 PUBLISHED JANUARY 17, 2007

 

Marjorie Ann Wampler

Apr. 22, 1931 – Jan. 15, 2007

Marjorie Ann (Arthur) Wampler, 75, of Greenfield, died January 15 at her home.

She was born April 22, 1931, in Bloomington, a daughter of the late Ollie D. and Laura B. (Ray) Arthur.

Mrs. Wampler was a 1949 Bloomington High School graduate. She taught Sunday school at First Assembly of God in New Castle for over 40 years. She enjoyed painting, writing poetry and being a Girl Scout troop leader. Mrs. Wampler was a member of Historic Knightstown, Inc., Poet Club and the Democratic Party.

Survivors include three sons, Gary Brad Wampler of Knighttown, Kerry Wampler of Greenfield and Jeffery Wampler of Bloomington; four daughters, Julia Martin of South Lawrence, Mass., Rhonda Hummer of Bloomington, Lee Ann Dolezal of Avilla and Katherine Wampler of Greenfield; two brothers, Max Arthur and Dale Arthur, both of Bloomington; three sisters, Phyllis Black of Fort Wayne, Carolyn Thickstun of Bloomington and Susie Siscoe of Greensburg; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Robert Lee Wampler; five brothers, Hollis Roy, Leland, Bob, Russell and Don Arthur, and a grandson, Ty Bridges.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 19 at First Assembly of God in New Castle with Rev. Stephen Galloway officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday, January 18, at Pasco-Stillinger Funeral Home in Greenfield. Memorial contributions may be made to First Assembly of God Shepherds Door.

 

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William Addison

Feb. 10, 1925 – Jan. 14, 2007

William “Dave” Addison, 81, died January 14 at his home.

He was born Feb. 10, 1925, a son of the late Walter and Martha (Orr) Addison.

Mr. Addison was a farmer for many years and he owned a steel yard in Charlottesville before retiring in 1976. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp and was discharged in 1946.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, June (Wilson) Addison; two sons, Dwight (wife, Phyllis) Addison and Douglas (wife, Teressa) Addison; a daughter, Carol (husband, Gary) Wright; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. January 18 at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Gary Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, at the funeral home.

 

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Frieda Mae Gulley

Feb. 23, 1942 – Jan. 10, 2007

Frieda Mae (Goodwin) Gulley, 64, died January 10 at Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield.

She was born Feb. 23, 1942, in Indianapolis, a daughter of the late Kleemon O. and Edna Lee (White) Goodwin.

Mrs. Gulley worked for Betty Monday’s Flower Shop in Anderson as a flower arranger for many years. She retired in 1992. She also worked for Jacwil Casket Factory in Knightstown where she served as head of  sewing. Mrs. Gulley was an organist at Truth Apostolic Tabernacle in Knightstown where she was a member.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia A. Johnson of Ward, Ark., and Carla Coen of Shelbyville; two brothers, Bill Gregory of Alexandria and Melvin Goodwin of Fairfield, Cal.; two sisters, Patricia Mills of Nashua, N.H., and Virginia Cave of Lady Lake, Fla.; four grandchildren, Melissa, Jacqueline, Chad and Dillon; and a great-grandson, Matthew.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Roland “Bud” Goodwin and Delbert Alexander.

Funeral services were January 14 at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield with Pastor Billy G. Lambert officiating. Private burial took place at Park Cemetery in Greenfield. Visitation was one hour prior to services. Memorial contributions, aimed at helping offset funeral expenses, are being accepted at Erlewein Mortuaries, 1484 W. U.S. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

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 PUBLISHED JANUARY 24, 2007

 

Sue Ann Siemens

Oct. 6, 1945 – Jan. 21, 2007

Sue Ann (Siler) Siemens, 61, of Rushville, died January 21 at Flatrock River Lodge in Rushville.

She was born Oct. 6, 1945, in Indianapolis, a daughter of the late John Russell and Evelyn Marie (Carson) Siler.

Mrs. Siemens was a 1963 Carthage High School graduate. She later attended Indiana State University where, in 1979, she earned a BA degree in family economics and home management. Mrs. Siemens worked as a bookkeeper at the Social Security Administration. She also worked at Bank of America. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Sigma sorority and Fletcher United Methodist Church in Carthage.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Siemens of Texas and Andrew Siemens of Washington; a sister, Karen (husband, Ken) Morrison of Great Falls, Mt.; a brother, Gary (wife, Sue) Siler of Rushville; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services are Saturday, January 27, at 11 a.m. at Fletcher United Methodist Church in Carthage with Pastor Robert Campbell officiating. Private burial services will be held. Arrangements are being handled by Todd Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 7301 Georgetown Rd., #112, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

 

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Frances Chase

Mar. 4, 1916 – Jan. 14, 2007

Frances Gentry Fillingim Chase, 90, of Sulphur Springs, Tx., died January 14.

She was born Mar. 4, 1916, in New Harmony, a daughter of the late Menzies “Pat” Fillingim and Grace Irene Gentry.

Mrs. Chase moved to Indianapolis in the 1920s and graduated from Shortridge High School’s Class of 1934. For a time, she worked in L.S. Ayres’ furniture and fine jewelry departments. She married Samuel Moore Chase of Gary in a 1936 double-ring ceremony at The Athenaeum, along with her sister, Mary Jane Fillingim, who married Dr. Harry Hutto. Frances and Sam met in the early 1930s at Lake Manitou and later at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, where he served as lead clarinet and vocalist in the Herbie Kay dance band.

While her husband served as business administrator, Mrs. Chase served as administrator of activities and dietician for over 20 years at the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home in Knightstown. The couple resided there and later moved to Knightstown. Prior to retirement, she worked as social director at the Indiana Teacher’s Retirement Home in Greenwood. The couple later moved to Columbia, S.C., Atlanta, Ga., and, finally, Sulphur Springs, Tx., to be near their children.

Mrs. Chase was an avid reader and was a member of Shakespeare Club and Tri Kappa sorority, both in Knightstown. Her hobbies included genealogy, bird watching, gardening and playing bridge with her family. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Knightstown and Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis.

Survivors include two sons, Samuel Moore (wife, Nancy) Chase, Jr., of Marietta, Ga., and Patrick Fillingim (wife, Patricia) Chase of Sulphur Springs, Ga.; five grandchildren, Menzie Chase (wife, Noel) Campbell of Conway, Az., Carrie Chase (husband, Steven) Nuckolls of Sulphur Springs, Tx., Samuel Moore (wife, Caroline) Chase, III, of Houston, Tx., Andrew Patrick Chase of Marietta, Ga., and Molly Grace Chase of Sulphur Springs, Tx.; two great-grandchildren, Chase Mead Berry of Sulphur Springs, Tx., and Samuel Moore Chase, IV, of Houston, Tx.; nieces and nephews, Mrs. William H. Hutto, Jr., John Mahlon (wife, Joan) Hutto, David Patrick (wife, Jeanie) Hutto, James Omer (wife, Effie) Hutto, Karl (wife, Sue) Snepp, Clara Snepp (husband, Clifford) Vogt; and many friends and relatives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Samuel Moore Chase, who died in September 2005; and a sister, Mary Jane Fillingim Hutto.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, at Crown Hill Cemetery, Historic Gothic Chapel, 700 W. 38th St., Indianapolis. A scholarship fund has been established in the name of Frances Chase through the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home Alumni Association. Donations in her name may be made to Alumni Association ISSCH c/o Mary K. Moody, 4059 Eagle Cove Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46254.

 

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Marjorie L. Grass

Sept. 22, 1917 – Jan. 20, 2007

Marjorie L. Grass, 89, of Wilkinson, died January 20 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born Sept. 22, 1917, in Warrington, a daughter of the late Floyd and Bessie (Langin) Delph.

Mrs. Grass lived her entire life in the Wilkinson community, except for the past year which she spent with her son in Greenfield. She retired from Eastern Hancock School Corporation where she worked as a custodian. Mrs. Grass was a 1935 Wilkinson High School graduate and was a member of Wilkinson Church of Christ, Golden Merrymakers and the Lilac Club. She married Merle Grass in Shirley in 1937. An avid sports fan, she will be remembered for her cooking.

Survivors include a son, Randy (wife, Judy) Grass of Greenfield; four grandchildren, Shawn Grass of Greenfield, Kristi Smith of Indianapolis, Kerry Grass of Greenfield and Mark Grass of Shirley; six great-grandchildren, Kayla, Kelsey, Jacob and Jesse Grass and Kayden and Xander Smith; and one brother, Jack Delph of Wilkinson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Grass in 1975; and two sons, Monte and Malcolm Grass.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. January 24 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Shirley with Jim Jackson officiating. Burial followed in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation was January 23 at the funeral home.

 

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Mary Jo Yarling

Dec. 6, 1936 – Jan. 17, 2007

Mary Jo “Bo” Yarling, 70, of Shelbyville, died January 17 at her home.

She was born Dec. 6, 1936, in Charlottesville, a daughter of the late John L. and Helen G. (Sparks) Herkless.

Survivors include a son, John Pike of Knightstown; four daughters, Chris (husband, Paul) Schlieper of Wexford, Penn., Brandi (husband, Dean) Mock of Shelbyville, Mitzi Dunagan of Shelbyville and Teia (husband, Mike) Hanblin of Shelbyville; and six grandchildren, Lauren, Alyson and Paul Schlieper and Christyna, Richard and Shelbie Smith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Herkless.

Funeral services were January 20 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service in Shelbyville. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was January 19 at the funeral home.

 

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David Eugene Langley

Feb. 11, 1947 – Jan. 10, 2007

David Eugene Langley, 57, died January 10 at Edgemont Manor Nursing Home in Cynthiana, Ky.

He was born Feb. 11, 1947 in New Castle, a son of the late John and Evelyn (Wagner) Langley.

Mr. Langley was a Knightstown and New Castle resident throughout his life. He was a 1967 Knightstown High School graduate. On Sept. 18, 1981, he married Judy Ann Smith at Memorial Park in New Castle. Mr. Langley worked for some time at a chrome factory in Mays. He retired from Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Indianapolis in 2004. Mr. Langley enjoyed gardening, fishing, the outdoors and his dog, Sam.

Survivors include his mother, Evelyn Langley of Wilkinson; a son, Brad (wife, Jenne) Langley;  two daughters, Amy (husband, Mark) Marteen, Jennifer Harbison and seven grandchildren, all of Amelia, Ohio; a brother, Dennis (wife, Rhonda) Langley of Shirley; and a sister, Judith (husband, Jeffry) May of Stamping Ground, Ky.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sue; and three grandchildren.

Mr. Langley was cremated and his ashes were interred on January 17 at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

 

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 PUBLISHED JANUARY 31, 2007

 

Jeanette M. Timler

Oct. 10, 1921 – Jan. 28, 2007

Jeanette M. (Palmieri) Timler died January 28 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born Oct. 10, 1921, in Hamilton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Giacinto “Jimmy” and Ellen (Delligatto) Palmieri.

Mrs. Timler was a educated in Hamilto, Ohio, schools and she married Harold “Pete” Timler in 1942. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, the Women’s American Italian Society and V.F.W. Post 1069. She was a past president of V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Timler was employed at Champion Papers in Hamilton, Ohio, and Pasadena, Texas. She later retired from Avon. Following retirement, she worked at K-Mart in Hamilton and McDonald’s Restaurant. She will be remembered for her laughter, her loyalty and generosity.

Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn L. Mills of Knightstown; three grandchildren, Kelly Jo (husband, Frank) Anderson of Knightstown, Michael (wife, Paula) Mills of Waynesville, Ohio, and Marc (wife, Lisa) Mills of Fairfield, Ohio; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ellen (husband, Carl) Solazzo of Hamilton, Ohio; a brother, Robert (wife, Phyllis) Palmieri, also of Hamilton; a sister-in-law, Mickey Palmieri; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Robert and Brenda Eoff of Knightstown.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Vito and Mike Palmieri; and a great-grandchild, Marc Douglas Mills, Jr.

Funeral services are at noon on Thursday, February 1, at Paul R. Young Funeral Home in Hamilton, Ohio. A mass and Christian burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church and St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, February 1, from 10:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

 

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Donald Ray Turner

Apr. 13, 1947 – Jan. 24, 2007

Donald Ray Turner, 59, of Anderson, died January 24.

He was born April 13, 1947, in Jackson, Ky., a son of Offit Turner and Martha Hite.

Mr. Turned retired from Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo in 2002. He enjoyed old cars and country music. He loved sports of all kinds, especially Colts football. An avid collector of Nascar memorabilia, Mr. Turner also enjoyed metal brokering and making people laugh.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha (Morrow) Turner of Anderson; mother, Martha (husband, Jim) Hite of Knightstown; father, Offit Turner of Jackson, Ky.; a sister, Sandy (husband, Don) Shelton of Knightstown; a brother, Rick Lingerfelt of Shelbyville; three children, Kim and Kerri Turner, both of New Castle, and Marty McClure of Iowa; five grandchildren; mother-in-law and father-in-law, James and Linda Morrow of Markleville; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were January 27 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel. Burial followed at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown with military graveside rites conducted by Knightstown American Legion Post 152. Visitation was January 26 at the funeral home.

 

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