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 PUBLISHED MARCH 7, 2007

 

Charity B. McQueary

Aug. 1, 1932 – Feb. 8, 2007

Charity B. McQueary, 74, died February 28 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in New Castle.

She was born Aug. 1, 1932, in Knightstown, a daughter of the late John and Clara (Langley) Hankins.

Burial took place on March 2 at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. There was no visitation. Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown is handling arrangements.

 

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 PUBLISHED MARCH 14, 2007

 

Chalmer Caudill

Oct. 30, 1920 – March 11, 2007

Chalmer Caudill, 86, of Dunreith, died March 11 at his home.

He was born Oct. 30, 1920, in Gaps Mill, W. Va., a son of the late Leslie and Rena (Johnson) Caudill.

Mr. Caudill married Ruth Raabe on September 29, 1958. He was a member of Spiceland United Methodist Church, Knightstown American Legion Post 152 and the National Association of Uniformed Services. Mr. Caudill retired from the U.S. Army as a master sergeant. He served in Europe during World War II (1943-1945). He also served in the Korean War from 1950-1953 and the Vietnam era.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Caudill, of Dunreith; a son, Chalmer Tyronne (wife, Dorothy) Caudill of California; three brothers, Everett (wife, Janett) Caudill of New Castle, Ray (wife, Sarah) Caudill of Montgomery, Ala., and Leonard (wife, Barbara) Caudill of North Carolina; three sisters, Juel Shepherd of Ogden, Geneva Lewman and Ruth Williams, both of Dunreith; a brother-in-law, Richard Schweikhardt of Knightstown; three grandchildren, Roxanne Rowlson, Ashleigh Whitley and Shane T. Caudill, all of California; and two great-grandchildren, Justis Caudill and Rowen Caudill.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Caudill; and a sister.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown with Rev. Chris Renick officiating. Burial follows in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation is noon until time of services on Wednesday, March 14. Memorial contributions may be made to Spiceland United Methodist Church.

 

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Donald W. Clawson

Nov. 21, 1914 – March 9, 2007

Donald W. Clawson, 92, of Lewisville, died March 9 at Regency Place in Greenfield.

He was born Nov. 21, 1914, in Raleigh, a son of the late William and Anna Marie (Wesling) Clawson.

Mr. Clawson lived most of his life in Raleigh and graduated from Raleigh High School in 1932. A former Raleigh volunteer fireman, he worked for several years at Philco Ford in Connersville. He served in the U.S. Army from March 15 1943 to Dec. 15, 1945, achieving the rank of T-5. In 1984, he married Lucille Moore. Mr. Clawson was a member of the Raleigh Community Club.

Survivors include a former wife, Elsie (Boots) Clawson of Lewisville; a daughter, Debbie (husband, Doug) Briar of Lewisville; two stepsons, Denny Woods and Bill Woods, both of Greenfield; a stepdaughter, Diane Eller of Brownsburg; two granddaughters, Amy (husband, Tom) Bement of Fishers and Nicki (husband, Greg) Boyer of Raleigh; six great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his second wife, Lucille Moore; and two brothers, Barnard and Delbert Clawson.

Funeral services were March 12 at Todd Funeral Home in Rushville with Ton Augsburger officiating. Private burial followed in Madison County Cemetery. Visitation was March 12 at the funeral home.

 

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Lt. Col. Richard E. Morgan

April 17, 1922 – March 7, 2007

Lt. Col. Richard E. Morgan, 84, of Knightstown died March 7 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

He was born April 17, 1922, in Rush County, a son of the late John M. and Mary Elizabeth (Roberts) Morgan.

A United States Air Force veteran, Mr. Morgan retired in 1982 as a lieutenant colonel. While serving in the Air Force, he flew AC-119 gun ships in Vietnam and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters and the Combat Readiness Medal. Mr. Morgan also retired from the Charles A. Beard Memorial School Corporation where he served as maintenance and transportation supervisor. He was a member of Center Christian Church, Knightstown American Legion Post 152 and VFW. He enjoyed restoring antique tractors, which he entered in tractor shows. Mr. Morgan also enjoyed attending reunions with fellow military retirees.

Survivors include his wife, Frances (Ellis) Morgan of Knightstown, whom he married on June 30, 1944; three daughters, Marcia (husband, Dr. Ronald) Denton of LaGrange, Lisa M. Morgan of Knoxville, Tenn., and Lori (husband, Greg) Morrison of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren, Lindy (husband, Lance) Cummings and their children, Lauren, Libby and Leigh Denton, all of Fort Wayne, Larissa and Lesly Denton of LaGrange and Jacob and Jared Morrison of Indianapolis; a brother, Robert (wife, Shirley) Morgan of Lewisville; two sisters, Janet (husband, Harry) Holloway of Richmond and Mary Kay (husband, Dana) DeHaven of Lynn; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John Wallace Morgan and Hugh E. Morgan.

Funeral services were March 12 at Center Christian Church in Mays with Minister Bill Worrell officiating. Burial followed at Center Cemetery. Military graveside rites were performed by the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard. Visitation was March 11 at Center Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to theCenter Christian Church Building Fund or the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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Barbara J. Snodgress

June 24, 1928 – March 5, 2007

Barbara J. Snodgress, 78, of Knightstown, died March 5 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born June 24, 1928, in Indianapolis, a daughter of the late Joseph and Esther (Drake) Farb.

Mrs. Snodgress was a 1946 Washington High School (Indianapolis) graduate. A homemaker, she was a longtime Greensboro Friends Meeting member. She was also a member of the church’s ladies organization where she taught Bible school for many years. Mrs. Snodgress was also a member of the Greensboro Community Club.

Survivors include a son, Robert Snodgress of rural Greensboro; two daughters, Terri (husband, Mark) Snodgress-Simmermon of rural Greensboro and Lou Ann (husband, Steve) Snodgress-Rothstein of Pendleton; four grandchildren, Ashley and Mac Rothstein of Pendleton and Cayla and Mylee Simmermon of rural Greensboro; a brother, Joe Farb of Mena, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Max C. Snodgress.

Funeral services were March 10 at Greensboro Friends Meeting with Pastor Joe Reece officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was one hour prior to services at the church. Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service handled arrangements.

 

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 PUBLISHED MARCH 21, 2007

 

Marilyn Ann Manning

April 12, 1938 – March 19, 2007

Marilyn Ann (Gardner) Manning, 68, of Knightstown, died March 19 at her home.

She was born April 12, 1938, in Arlington, a daughter of Marshall and Isabel Irene (Addison) Gardner.

Mrs. Manning was known as a loving mother and grandmother, affectionately known as “Gran.” She was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Spiceland where she was involved in the Women’s Missionary Union. She enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling and camping with her husband, Melvin. A longtime Knightstown resident, Mrs. Manning was previously co-owner and operator of Mel’s Diner. She was employed by the Town of Knightstown as secretary of Glen Cove Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother; her husband, Melvin O. Manning of Knightstown; a sister, Marabel K. (husband, Steve) Lowring; four daughters, Virginia L. Ottinger, Valerie J. Manning, Karen S. (husband, Donald) Wells and Connie M. (husband, Mark) Tompkins; a son, Melvin O. (wife, Judy) Manning, Jr.; grandchildren, Suzanne L. (husband, Rob) Wyatt, Robert Joseph “Joe” (wife, Shawn) Ottinger, William Brien James, Dennis M. James, Brooke (husband, Jason) Woods, Brandi (husband, Kenny) Vicars, Tyler Manning, Colton Manning, Michael W. (wife, Shannon) Tompkins, Matthew L. (wife, Johnda) Tompkins, Abigail M. (fiance, Andrew Ingersoll) Tompkins and Samuel J. Tompkins; stepgrandchildren, Shane and Sean Benjamin, Aaron A. (fiance, Summer) Wells and Corey V. (fiance, Samantha) Wells; great-grandchildren, Bobby B. Wyatt III, Coleman L. Wyatt, Candice Alicia Rose Wyatt, Jacob Brock Ottinger, Alexandrea M. James, Ian M. James, William C. James, Zerelda M. James, Cameron Woods, Taylor N. Tompkins, Skylar M. Tompkins, Hannah A. Tompkins, Scarlet R. Tompkins, Sophia G. Tompkins, Autumn L. Tompkins and Lucas R. Tompkins; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Brendan Anderson, Andrew Woods, Lexi Combs and Jaydan A.Wells.

She was preceded in death by her father, Marshall H. Gardner; a sister, Marsha Karen Gardner and a grandson, David A. Tompkins.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in Knightstown with Pastor Larry Delon officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church Building Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

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Dorothy L. Smith

March 7, 1915 – March 17, 2007

Dorothy L. (Woodell) Smith, 92, of Greenfield, died March 17 at Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield.

She was born March 7, 1915, in Sanford, N.C., a daughter of the late Kit Carson and Mae Lee (Yarborough) Woodell.

Mrs. Smith worked at Southern Bell Telephone Company as an operator. She was very involved in church and women’s organizations. She was also a lifelong homemaker and a member of Eastern Star in Raleigh, N.C.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Robert W. (wife, Jama) Tennant of Greenfield; a daughter, Carolyn Jean Tennant of Raleigh, N.C.; three granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; three great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Corless Wynne Tennant; her second husband, Bud Smith; four brothers; and one sister.

Funeral services were March 21 at Condo & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Marty Ballard officiating. Burial followed at Mechanicsburg Cemetery. Visitation was March 20 at the funeral home.

 

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Douglas Wayne Perkins

Aug. 3, 1923 – March 17, 2007

Douglas Wayne Perkins, 83, of Morristown, formerly of Charlottesville, died March 17 at Morristown Manor.

He was born Aug. 3, 1923, in Eden, a son of the late Vern E. and Essie (Pope) Perkins.

Mr. Perkins retired from Chrysler in New Castle and was a member of the United Auto Workers.

Survivors include four sons, Dale Perkins of Florida, Roy Perkins of Oklahoma City, Okla., and William and Andrew Perkins, both of Wilkinson; eight grandchildren; a brother, Robert Perkins of Mechanicsburg; a sister, Linda Perkins; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn (McDaniel) Perkins; and a sister, Barbara Dottie Denney.

Funeral services are Thursday, March 22, at 10 a.m. at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Fred Gridwood officiating. Burial will follow at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation is Wednesday, March 21, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

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Lillie M. Morrow

May 14, 1907 – March 16, 2007

Lillie M. (Hummel) Morrow, 99, of Markleville, died Friday, March 16 at St. John’s Medical Center in Anderson.

She was born May 14, 1907, in Fairview, Tenn., a daughter of the late Ebb and Mattie (Sidwell) Hummel.

Mrs. Morrow was a lifelong housewife who attended Warrington Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting and gardening. Mrs. Morrow enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandchild.

Survivors include three sons, James (wife, Linda) Morrow of Markleville, Edward (wife, Gloria) Morrow of Anderson and Robert Morrow of Hanover; two daughters-in-law, Sharon (Morrow) Rubenking of Anderson and Karen Morrow of Middletown; 21 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Clyde Morrow; two sons, Joel Toney Morrow and Charles Morrow; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 19 at Condo & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Savage officiating. Private burial will take place at McCray Cemetery at a later date. Visitation was March 19 at the funeral home.

 

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Mary Willis Wells

Dec. 24, 1923 – March 14, 2007

Mary Willis Wells, 83, a former Knightstown resident, died March 14 at Regency Place in Greenfield.

She was born Dec. 24, 1923, in Flemingsburg, Ky., a daughter of the late Gobel and Rushia Jackson.

Mrs. Wells enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of Knightstown Business and Professional Women and served as a volunteer at Knightstown High School.

Survivors include three sons, Mike (wife, Sonja) Wells of Knightstown, Marty (wife, Debbie) Wells of Carthage and Scott (wife, Andrea) Wells of Carthage; seven grandchildren, Todd (wife, Monica) Wells of Albuquerque, N.M., Ross Wells of Morristown, Tenn., Danielle (husband, Jim) Carmichael of Carthage, Miki (husband, Justin) Cole of Knightstonw, Maribeth Wells of Carthage and Shalee and Keegan Wells, both of Carthage; five great-grandchildren, Sara and Emily Wells of Bellbrook, Ohio, Kayleigh and Ryan Wells of Spokane, Wa., and Braxton Carmichael of Carthage; a sister, Genevie Coffman of Knightstown; a brother, Jim (wife, Virginia) Jackson of Knightstown; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Wells; three brothers, Alexander, Malcolm and Shelton Jackson; and a sister, Rube Huse.

Funeral services were March 17 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel, with Pastor Randy Gross officiating. Burial followed at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation was March 16 at the funeral home.

 

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Charles W. “Bill” Barker

May 25, 1927 – March 13, 2007

Charles W. “Bill” Barker, 79, of Rushville, died March 13 at Flatrock River Lodge.

He was born May 25, 1927, in Rushville, a son of the late William E. and Ada (Ogden) Barker.

Mr. Barker was a 1945 Mays High School graduate. He served as senior class president and captain of the basketball team. Mr. Barker was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He married Norma Jean Wooldridge on Dec. 23, 1945, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 24, 1980. He married Marie Ailes in 1982 and she preceded him in death in 1998.

Mr. Barker owned and operated Barker’s Service Station at 7th and Main streets in Rushville from 1969 to the early 1980s. He also served as superintendent of the Rush County Home for 15 years and retired in 1998. A longtime Rush County farmer, Mr. Barker was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Gregory Barker of Greensburg; four daughters, Melissa (husband, Keane) Hendershott of Kansas, Barbara Gail (husband, John) Jones of Scipio, Julie (husband, Mark) Hendershott of Carthage and Maria Suzanne (husband, Chris) Goodin of Indianpolis; one sister, Becky Moffitt of Rushville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Funeral services were March 17 at Todd Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Charles Justice officiating. Burial followed in Rushville’s East Hill Cemetery. Visitation was March 16 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 525 Fifth St., Columbus, IN 47201, or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 702 Georgetown Rd., Ste. 112, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

 

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 PUBLISHED MARCH 28, 2007

 

Marcella V. Widvey

Aug. 1, 1921 – March 25, 2007

Marcella V. Widvey, 85, of Fishers, a former Knightstown resident, died March 25 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.

She was born Aug. 1, 1921, in Knightstown, a daughter of the late John L. and Alice Ann (Deck) Widvey.

Mrs. Widvey lived her early life in Knightstown, New Castle and Indianapolis. She was a registered nurse who served as nurse for 29 years at Chrysler in New Castle. She retired in 1980. Prior to that, she worked at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. She was a 1939 Knightstown High School graduate and a 1949 graduate of the Indianapolis General Hospital School of Nursing. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and was a member of East 91st Street Christian Church in Indianapolis.

Survivors include a brother, Merle Philip Widvey of Grant City.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard L. Widvey.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown with Minister John Samples officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown.

 

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Katheryne R. Jackson

Oct. 21, 1913 – March 22, 2007

Katheryne R. “Kay” (Roberts) Jackson, 93, of Greenfield, died March 22 at Ellison House in Greenfield.

She was born Oct. 21, 1913, in Hancock County, a daughter of the late Elijah and Lora (Coffin) Martin.

Mrs. Jackson was a 1931 graduate of Westland High School. She married Floyd Jackson in the late 1930s. She worked for Ellis Trucking in Indianapolis and was a secretary to the board of education in Flint, Mich., before retiring in 1978. Mrs. Jackson was a member of Walnut Ridge Friends Church in Carthage. She lived most of her life in Michigan until returning to Indiana in 1978 when she moved back onto her family’s farm, Indiana Homestead, formerly owned by her parents.

Survivors include a brother, Joseph Roberts of Lebanon; three sisters, Ann Shively of Greenfield, Edith Lacey of Greenfield and Betty Oldham of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; and two brothers, Hugh and Wallace Roberts.

Funeral services were March 24 at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield with Pastor Bruce Bannister officiating. Burial followed at Walnut Ridge Friends Church Cemetery in Carthage. Visitation was March 23 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Ridge Friends Church, 8956 W. 800 N., Carthage, IN 46115.

 

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Martha Mae Perry

Jan. 24, 1923 – March 20, 2007

Martha Mae Perry, 84, of New Castle, died March 20 at Americare Living Center in New Castle.

She was born Jan. 24, 1923, in Middletown, a daughter of the late William Thomas and Ann (Basicker) Fatzinger.

Mrs. Perry was a lifelong New Castle resident and a 1941 graduate of New Castle High School. She married Philip Perry on April 5, 1942. She worked at J.C. Penney for 28 years and attended Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren in Hagerstown for several years. Recently, she was attending Memorial Wesleyan Church. Mrs. Perry enjoyed bowling and fishing.

Survivors include her husband, Philip of New Castle; two daughters, Patricia Ann (husband, Larry) Bundy of Knightstown and Linda Susan (husband, Danny) Davis; seven grandchildren, Terrilynn and Brian Perry, Marc (wife, Charmi) Bundy, David (wife, Susie) Bundy, Christopher (wife, Melinda) Bundy, Jennifer (husband, Randy) Davis and Jason (wife, Kim) Davis; nine great-grandchildren, Nathan, Philip and Corbin Bundy, Erin and Adam Bundy, James and Anna Davis and Landon, Adrienne and Meredith Bundy; a daughter-in-law, Ruby Perry of New Castle; a stepgranddaughter, Misty (husband, Joel) Schielie of Greenfield; and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Michael and Madison Schielie.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister; and a son, John Bernard Perry in September 1984.

Funeral services were March 23 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Marc Bundy officiating. Burial followed in Green Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation was March 22 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation with envelopes available the funeral home.

 

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