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 PUBLISHED JULY 4, 2007

 

Linda Sue Gillam

March 15, 1949 – July 1, 2007

Linda Sue Gillam, 58, of Anderson, died July 1 at St. John’s Hospital in Anderson.

She was born March 15, 1949, in Oil City, Ky., a daughter of the late Lewis and Marie (Thompson) Sweet.

Mrs. Gillam married Victor Gillam on June 17, 1967. A homemaker, she was a 1966 Carthage High School graduate.

Survivors include her husband, Victor of Anderson; three brothers, William “Rex” Sweet of Patricksburg, Bobby Sweet of Rushville and Danny Chew of Knightstown; a sister, Bonnie Brown of Middletown, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services are Friday, July 6, at 10 a.m. at Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown with Brother Pete White officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, July 5, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

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Ivan S. Surber

Oct. 30, 1922 – June 30, 2007

Ivan S. Surber, 84, of Straughn, died June 30 at Glen Oaks Health Campus in New Castle.

He was born Oct. 30, 1922, in New Castle, a son of the late Emmett H. and E. Marie (Land) Surber.

Mr. Surber was a 1941 Knightstown High School graduate who served in the U.S. Air Corps. during World War II. He served from Dec. 22, 1942 to Sept. 25, 1945. A decorated veteran, he received numerous honors include EAME Service Medal with four bronze stars; Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters; and the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Surber participated in 31 missions over Rhineland, western Europe and northern France.

Mr. Surber made his home in Straughn for the past 62 years. He retired from Delco Remy in Anderson, where he served as a machine repairman, after 40 years. Additionally, he spent 40 years farming and raising sheep and hogs. Mr. Surber enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, working with wood and stained glass and spending time with his family. He was a member of Lewisville Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Straughn Community Club, Straughn Brotherhood and Sisterhood and the planning board of the Henry County Commissioners. He attended Dublin Gospel Mission Church.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Barbara (Haskett) Surber; two daughters, LaDonna (Don) Willmann and Cynthia Kurz, both of Straughn; five grandchildren, Lisa (husband, Andrew) Mayer of New Jersey, Brent (wife, Lisa) Davenport of Remington, Denise (husband, Bertie) Smith of Cambridge City, Kevin (wife, Stephanie) Davenport of Millville and Jeremy Kurz of Straughn; 11 great-grandchildren;  a sister, Luana (husband, Jim) Williams of Carthage; three nieces and two nephews.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Dublin with Rev. Paul Isch of the Dublin Gospel Mission Church officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation and Masonic services were July 3 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45229.

 

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Claudette Reed

Dec. 15, 1942 – June 27, 2007

Claudette Reed, 64, of Knightstown, died June 27 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born Dec. 15, 1942, in Shelbyville, a daughter of the late Claude and Mae (Gourley) Swengle.

She grew up in Franklin and graduated from High School there in 1961. Mrs. Reed was a nurse at The Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin and Regency Place Nursing Home in Greenfield. She married Robert Reed on Sept. 24, 1961. She was co-owner of the Antique and Collectible News Service with her husband. An accomplished photographer of antique subjects, she was also co-author of the best-selling book, Vintage Postcards of the Holidays, which is now in its second edition.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Reed and Judith Diane Reed Wright.

Funeral services were June 30 at Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown. Burial will take place at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown at the family’s convenience. Visitation was June 29 at the funeral home.

 

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Wanda M. Chittenden

Aug. 8, 1924 – June 21, 2007

Wanda M. Chittenden,82, of Greenfield, died  June 21 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born Aug. 8, 1924, a daughter of the late Lester and Marie (Foust) Nibarger.

Mrs. Chittenden graduated from Charlottesville High School and was a member of Greenfield American Legion Post 119 Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include a son, Danny Roy Chittenden of El Dorado, Cal.; a daughter, Darlene (husband, Rodney) Lingenfelter of Knightstown; two grandchildren, Neal Hull of Greenwood and Patrick Hull of Seattle; and a great-granddaughter, Lillyan Paige Bailey of Markleville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Roy Chittenden; a son, Dennis Lee Chittenden; and a brother, Meredith Theron Nibarger.

Funeral services were June 25 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home in Greenfield. Burial followed at Park Cemetery in Greenfield. Visitation was June 24 at the funeral home.

 

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 PUBLISHED JULY 11, 2007

 

Myrle Elizabeth Williams

Jan. 11, 1913 – July 8, 2007

Myrle Elizabeth (Risk) Williams, 94, of New Castle, died July 8 at Glen Oaks Health Campus in New Castle.

She was born Jan. 11, 1913, in Spiceland, a daughter of the late George D. and Maude A. (Lemay) Risk.

Mrs. Williams was a Knightstown High School and Indiana Business College graduate. She was known as a devoted wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family, serving her church and traveling. A lifetime member of First Christian Church in New Castle, she was the first woman elder emeritus of the church and served as chairman of the church board. She was also on the Christian Women’s Fellowship board and was a member and teacher in the Keystone Lookout Sunday School Class. She also served on the planning commission to hire new ministers and helped with vacation bible school. Mrs. Williams was a charter member of the Amici Tia Club, Rebecca Lodge, Golden Kiwanis, Woman’s Club and she volunteered at Meals on Wheels. She attended various other clubs where she shared her slides and experiences from her travels in the holy lands.

Survivors include a daughter, Marian L. (husband, Roger) Wells of Belleview, Fla.; two sons, David W. Williams of Tavares, Fla., and George G. Williams of New Castle; eight grandchildren, Duane (wife, Sue) Benbow, Kenny (wife, Judy) Benbow, Dawn (husband, Jeff) Owens, all of New Castle, Gary (wife, Lana) Anderson of Fort Wayne, Sue Russell of Greenfield, Alice (husband, John) Ray of Springport, Jeff (wife, Debbie) Williams of Vancouver, B.C., and Kelly (wife, April) Williams of Indianapolis; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie W. Williams; a daughter, Darlene E. Alderson; two sons-in-law, Charles Alderson, Jr., and Keith E. Anderson; a sister, Mabel L. Pickens; a brother, Marion G. Risk; and her stepfather, Asa G. James.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at Macer-Hall Funeral Home in New Castle with Rev. Linda McKiernan-Allen and Dr. Cloyd Dye officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the funeral home.

 

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Bruce Clark

Oct. 28, 1950 – July 4, 2007

Bruce Clark, 56, of New Castle, died July 4 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born Oct. 28, 1950, in New Castle, a son of the late Ted and Bettie (Buckner) Clark.

Mr. Clark served in the Indiana National Guard for for 24 years before retiring. He worked at Chrysler Corporation in New Castle for 34 years before retiring in 2004. He also worked two years at Metaldyne. Mr. Clark was a member of Wiley United Methodist Church in New Castle. He was a member and former representative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and was a civil rights representative for Chrysler Corporation. He enjoyed art and music, and he collected Motown and other records as well as model GTO cars.

Survivors include his wife, Thersea (Morgan) Clark; three sons, Brandon and Ronald at home, and Shawn Humes; three sisters, Jeanine Elizabeth (husband, Robert) Isom of Vallejo, Cal., and Kathy (husband, David) Jackson of Muncie and June (husband, Derrick) McClinton of Houston, Texas; a brother, Theodore Clark of Muncie; an aunt, Barbara (husband, Ed) Walker of New Castle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents and three uncles.

Funeral services were June 7 at Wiley United Methodist Church in New Castle. Burial followed in South Mound Cemetery, Legion Hill, in New Castle. Full military graveside rites were conducted by New Castle American Legion Post 137. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Main & Davis Funeral Home in New Castle handled arrangements.

 

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 PUBLISHED JULY 18, 2007

 

Richard L. Wisehart

Sept. 12, 1926 – July 15, 2007

Richard L. Wisehart, 80, of Knightstown, died July 15 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.

He was born Sept. 12, 1926, in Shirley, a son of the late Alonzo and Millie (McCray) Wisehart.

Mr. Wisehart was a mechanic who retired from Wilkinson Implement in Knightstown after 30 years of service. He also worked at Firestone, National Coach and Chrsyler in New Castle. In addition, he operated a wrecker service for Tubby Woods. Mr. Wisehart attended Shirley Friends Church and was a member of the Pioneers Club of America. His hobbies included antique tractors and collecting pocket watches and knives.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Wayne (wife, Gail) Wisehart of Shirley and Michael Lee (wife, Diana) Wisehart of Knightstown; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; a brother, Gerald Wisehart of Oakville; and two sisters, Linda Cole and Betty Miller, both of Shirley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ila (Stalcup) Wisehart; and three brothers, Eugene, Byron and Robert Wisehart.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Jim Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pioneers Club with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

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Roy Clarence Adams

Oct. 1, 1929 – July 13, 2007

Roy Clarence Adams, 77, of Knightstown, died July 13 at Regency Place in Greenfield.

He was born Oct. 1, 1929, in Cincinnati, Ohio, a son of the late Estel C. and Lora Ethel (Littrell) Adams.

Mr. Adams retired from Fisher Guide, a division of General Motors, in 1987 after 34 years of service. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 663  in Anderson. Mr. Adams was also an active member of Liberty Baptist Church in Dunreith, where he served in many capacities.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Mae Adams of Knightstown; two sons, Gary Allen (wife, Mandy) Adams and Paul “Steve” (wife, Tina) Adams, both of Knightstown; a daughter, Janice (husband, Roger) Stevens of Spiceland; a brother, Raymond (wife, Alice) Adams of Eubanks, Ky.; two sisters, Mildred Edith Broughton of Morain, Ohio, and Edna Lou (husband, Joe) Graves of Mt. Olive, Ky.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Adams.

Funeral services were July 17 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastors Leonard R. Dice and Timothy Paul Dice officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was July 16 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church Tract Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

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Robert H. Hockersmith

May 23, 1940 – July 12, 2007

Robert H. Hockersmith, 67, of Knightstown, died July 12 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

He was born May 23, 1940, in Passaic, N.J., a son of the late Robert Hockersmith, Sr., and Elizabeth Betty Jane (Bowman) Hockersmith.

Mr. Hockersmith was an auditor at Indiana Insurance Company for 37 years. He was a freelance auditor for 10 years before his retirement. In 1986, he married Carolyn, who died in 1997. He was a member of Knightstown United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his former wife, Paula K. Grant of Greenwood; two daughters, Diana L. (husband, Kent) Bennett of Greenwood and Linda A. (husband, Kenneth) Mushen of Noblesville; and four grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were July 16 at Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was July 15 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

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Dennis Wade Borgman

Oct. 23, 1960 – July 10, 2007

Dennis Wade Borgman, 46, of Wilkinson, died July 10 at Hancock Regional Hospital

He was born Oct. 23, 1969, a son of Terry and Phyllis (Ball) Borgman.

Mr. Borgman was a truck driver for Action Steel in Indianapolis. He was an avid NASCAR fan who loved horses and doing yard work. He was known as a loving father and husband.

Survivors include his wife, Estie “Darlene” Borgman of Wilkinson; a daughter, Amanda Borgman of Wilkinson; his father, Terry D. Borgman of Phoenix, Ariz.; his mother, Phyllis Borgman of Hamilton, Ala.; a brother, Ronnie Borgman of Hamilton, Ala., and Wilkinson; a sister, Janice Calvert of Hamilton, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Borgman, II; and a sister, June Melton.

Funeral services were July 13 at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Doug Hardy officiating. Burial followed in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation was July 12 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Borgman’s memory and to help defray funeral expenses. Contributions may be sent to Condo & Son Funeral Home, P.O. Box 128, Wilkinson, IN 46186.

 

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 PUBLISHED JULY 25, 2007

 

Cassandra Jayne Taylor

Sept. 29, 1988 – July 23, 2007

Cassandra Jayne Taylor, 18, of Knightstown, died July 23 at her home.

She was born Sept. 29, 1988, in Hancock County, a daughter of Russell and Jayne (Manning) Taylor.

Miss Taylor attended Knightstown High School and was known as a smart, kind-hearted girl. She had an active sense of humor and she loved music, especially N’Sync and Fifty Cent.

Survivors include her parents; a brother, Zachary Zornes of Knightstown; grandparents, Tom and Sharon Nelson of Charlottesville, Richard and Dorothy Taylor of Greenfield and Norman Manning of Spiceland; four aunts, Anna Wilhelm-Hicks of Spiceland, Amanda (husband, Brad) Newkirk of Rushville, Lynda Taylor of Greenfield and Debbie (husband, David) Fox of Greenfield; two uncles, Ed (wife, Kris) Manning of New Castle and Tommy Nelson of Charlottesville; and several cousins.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel, with Ed Manning officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the funeral home.

 

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Roger T. Baker

Aug. 15, 1949 – July 22, 2007

Roger T. Baker, 57, of Fortville, formerly of Knightstown, died July 22 at the Indiana Heart Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born Aug. 15, 1949, in Hillsdale, Mich., a son of the late Robert and Goldie Baker.

Mr. Baker was a maintenance worker at the Daily Reporter in Greenfield for nearly 10 years. He enjoyed fly fishing, tying his own flies and golfing. He was known as a family-oriented man who took interest in his daughter’s activities. Mr. Baker was active in Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lawrence.

Survivors include his wife, Doris J. “DJ” (Carr) Baker of Fortville; a son, Richard T. Baker of Florida; two daughters, Sarah J. Johnson and Synthia E. Baker, both of Fortville; three brothers; and two stepsisters.

Funeral services were July 25 at Seals Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Fortville with Pastor Donald Mitchell officiating. Cremation followed. Visitation was July 24 at the funeral home.

 

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Nancy Kay Eck

June 9, 1950 – July 22, 2007

Nancy Kay Eck, 57, of Boone Township, died July 22 at her home.

She was born June 9, 1950, in Dayton, Ohio, a daughter of Philip and Elise (Bean) Workman.

Mrs. Eck graduated from Indiana University and taught elementary physical education at Richmond Community Schools and Precious Blood School in Jasper. She was a former Miss Ohio Valley in Ohio and Miss Moorehead University. She also participated in competitive roller skating. Mrs. Eck was involved in many musical and theater groups in Orange and Dubois counties, and was a former member of the Orange County Players. In addition, she was an enthusiastic environmentalist. She married Gary Eck on Jan. 30, 2000. A member of Tri Kappa sorority, Mrs. Eck was also a member of St. Johns Luthern Church in Boone Township where she sang with the Praise Band.

Survivors include her husband, Gary; a daughter, Genevieve (husband, Mark) Phillips of Knightstown; two sons, Andre and Geritt Guillaume, both of Indianapolis; a stepson, Brandon Eck of Jasper; two stepdaughters, Stephanie Eck of Terre Haute and Jennifer Eck at home; her parents; a sister, Bobbie Condra of West Baden; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Brian Workman and Philip, an infant.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 26, at St. John Lutheran Church in Boone Township. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, and one hour prior to funeral services at the church.

 

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Stanley H. Guinn

Nov. 25, 1932 – July 21, 2007

Stanley H. Guinn, 74, of Kennard, died July 21 at his home.

He was born Nov. 25, 1932, a son of the late Wendell and Maudie (Gossage) Guinn.

Mr. Guinn was a Greenfield business man, having owned and operated a family business, The Sweet Shop, with his wife, Mary. They opened the business in 1971. Most of the Guinn has worked at the shop at one time or another. Some still work there today. Mr. Guinn was an avid fisherman and bowler. He enjoyed going to flea markets. Most of all, though, he enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Mary (Hiner) Guinn of Kennard; a daughter, Mona Gail (husband, Roger) Clark of Shelbyville; four sons, Marland (fiance, Cherry) Guinn of Knightstown, Dennis (wife, Julie) Henderson of Spiceland; Kenny (wife, Melissa) Henderson of Shirley, and Monty (wife, Tina) Guinn of Greenfield; 12 grandchildren, Mindi Lloyd, Matt and Andy Lloyd, Michael Guinn, Ericka Young, Jared Henderson, Jessie and Zach Henderson, A.J. Fairchild, McKinley Henderson, and Amanda and Cameron Guinn; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Gene (wife, Coretta) Guinn of South Carolina.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an uncle, A.C. Gossage.

Funeral services were July 25 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel, with Pastor Danny Shelton officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was July 24 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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Shirley Ann Jackson

March 22, 1936 – July 20, 2007

Shirley Ann Jackson, 71, of Yorktown, died July 20 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.

She was born March 22, 1936, in Shirley, a daughter of the late Thurston and Stella (Cline) Zornes.

Mrs. Jackson retired from AT&T after 39 years of service. She was active in the union and participated in the executive board. She donated her talents to the Pioneer Organization and was a member of Muncie First Church of the Nazarene. She was known as a generous, caring person who put others before herself.

Survivors include her husband, Larry G. Jackson of Yorktown; a son, Jeff Jackson of Ellettsville; two daughters, Amy (husband, Eric) Moore of Hernando, Miss., and Serena (husband, Jeremiah) Watts of Tuttle, Okla.; five grandchildren, Wesley and Jessie Moore and Christopher, Justin and Seth Watts; a sister, Judy Hall of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; a brother, Steve Zorners of North Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Sharon Jones and Sue Fairchild.

Funeral services were July 25 at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Revs. Mark Dill and Oscar Clark officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was July 24 at the funeral home.

 

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Patricia Jean Belcher

Aug. 15, 1952 – July 19, 2007

Patricia Jean Belcher, 54, died July 19 in St. Cloud, Fla.

She was born Aug. 15, 1952, in New Castle, a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Edna Mae (Faine) Taylor.

Mrs. Belcher attended New Castle schools and she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen (husband, Danny) Sheppard; a son, Brian Beaudry; 10 grandchildren, all of St. Cloud, Fla.; four brothers, Thomas (wife, Jenny) Taylor of Knightstown, Clark (wife, Pam) Taylor of Anaheim, Cal., Michael (wife, Jane) Taylor of Straughn and Kneale (wife, Debbie) Taylor of Richmond; five sisters, Louise (husband, Donald) Jenkins of Dublin, Nancy (husband, Walter) Thompson of New Castle, Dorthy (husband, Scott) Rains of Knightstown, Joett (husband, Rusty) McQuinn of Lake City, Fla., and Connie (husband, Carl) Pollitt of Connersville; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Sheppard; and a grandson, Justin Sheppard.

Funeral services are July 28 in St. Cloud, Fla.

 

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James P. Whitfield

Jan. 9, 1925 – July 1, 2007

James P. Whitfield, 82, of Carthage, died July 18.

He was born Jan. 9, 1925, in Carthage, a son of the late Henry and Essie (Cravens) Whitfield.

Mr. Whitfield was a 1943 Carthage High School graduate. He served in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Europe during World War II. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, he worked at Delco Remy in Anderson for 36 years before retiring. A former scout master for Carthage Troop 129, he also served as assistant scout master for Rushville Troop 23. Mr. Whitfield was also an active Mason and a member of the American Legion.

In addition, Mr. Whitfield was a member of First Christian Church in Clinton. He and his wife performed mission work throughout the United States, often constructing new buildings, including First Baptist Church in Knightstown. He enjoyed traveling, golf and gardening, and he always shared his produce with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Katie (Liebrandt) Whitfield; three children, Michael (wife, Dawn), David (wife, Denise) and Diana (husband, Dennis); two brothers, Kenneth and Leon; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia (Liebrandt) Whitfield; a brother, Charles; and a sister, Beatrice Stacy-Bannister.

Funeral services and visitation were July 22 at Fritz Funeral Ome in Clinton. An additional visitation was July 23 at Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown.

 

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Lawrence Dilley

Dec. 16, 1952 – July 24, 2007

Lawrence “Larry” Dilley, 54, of Dunreith, died July 24 at his home.

He was born Dec. 16, 1952, in Lansing, Mich.

Mr. Dilley was employed at Irving Materials for the past 21 years.

Survivors include his wife, Tammi Dilley of Dunreith; a son, David (wife, Trista) Dilley of Greencastle; two daughters, Bobijo (husband, Korey) Warner of Ogden and Skye Simpson of Fortville; a granddaughter, Kelsey Dilley; two brothers, Fred (wife, Laura) Gettle of Prudenville, Mich., and Bob (wife, Joy) Pearson of Greenfield; five sisters, Carolann Amato of Grand Ledge, Mich., Ruth (husband, Gene) Brown of Greenfield, Della Pearson of Charlottesville, Vivian Pearson of Greenfield and Mary (husband, Tim) Brady of Indianapolis; a stepbrother, Donald Ray Pearson of Indianapolis; three stepsisters, Patty Latrel of Indianapolis, Loretta Foust of Rushville and Gene Goodwin of Greenfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel, with Phil Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Circle Grove Cemetery in Spiceland. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Henry County Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

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