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

 

 PUBLISHED OCTOBER 3, 2007

 

Douglas Lyle Plank

July 9, 1957 – Nov. 30, 2007

Douglas Lyle Plank, 50, of Knightstown, died September 30 at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis.

He was born July 9, 1957, in Rushville, a son of Lyle O. and Gloria L. (Magee) Plank.

A former truck driver, Mr. Plank was an avid sports fan and a follower of the Cincinnati Reds baseball and the Knightstown Panther football teams. He enjoyed writing poetry, traveling, painting and playing and listening to piano music. Mr. Plank also enjoyed nature and was known as an adventurous, but compassionate person.

Survivors include his parents, Lyle and Gloria Plank of Greenfield; six children, Jennifer E. (fiance, Keith Greer) Plank of Anderson; Eliza Ann Plank of Greenfield, Forrest (wife, Kelly) Plank of Greenfield, Kaleb R. Plank of Shelbyville, Austin T. Plank and Zachary D. Plank, both of Mays; a sister, Kim (husband, John) Lowe of New Palestine; four grandchildren, Vanessa, Jackson, Vincent and Payton; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 4, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in Knightstown with Pastor Brian Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Association or the Knightstown High School Athletic Department with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

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Noah A. Haygood, Sr.

Sept. 27, 2007

Noah A. Haygood, Sr., 80, of Knightstown, died September 27 at Indiana Heart Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born near Lapel, a son of the late Leslie Alvin and Dorothy Etta Madonna (Hilligoss) Haygood.

Mr. Haygood lived in the Ingalls and Lapel area most of his life. But, for the last 16 years, he lived on a farm near Knightstown. Mr. Haygood served with the 371st Air Engineer Squadron during World War II. He retired from Delco Remy, a division of General Motors, in 1983, after over 34 years of service. His first marriage to Billie Joan Brown in 1948 produced two children, Jolinda and Madonna. He married Thelma K. Clark on Feb. 14, 1954 and that marriage produced four children, Kathy, Nola, Noah Jr. and Sandy. Mr. Haygood was an avid hunter and fisherman all his life and he was a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma K. (Clark) Haygood; his second wife, Billie Brown; two daughters, Jolinda S. Lich and Sandra K. Hendrick; his stepfather, Charles N. Thompson; two sisters, Norma J. Denger and Clara M. Sewell; and two brothers, Donald L. and Edward L. Haygood.

Funeral services were October 1 at Loose Funeral Home in Anderson with Rev. Leonard Dice and David Haygood officiating. Burial followed at Mendon Cemetery in Pendleton. Visitation was October 1 at the funeral home.

 

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Doris Marie Rita Ries O’Connor

May 22, 1915 – Sept. 26, 2007

Doris Marie Rita Ries O’Connor, 92, of Indianapolis, died September 26.

She was born May 22, 1915, a daughter of the late George Peter and Johanna Rose Elizabeth Wolf Ries.

Mrs. O’Connor graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1933. She was a member of Our Lady of Greenwood Catholic Church. She married Norbert S. O’Connor on June 16, 1936.

Survivors include 13 children, Judith, Michael (wife, Kate), Kevin, Brian (wife, Norma), Keiran (wife, Elizabeth), Dan (wife, Pat), Terry, Tim (wife, Kathy), Malachy “Mac” (wife, Sharon), Kathleen Oskay (husband, Ron), Margaret (husband, Jeff) and Clare (husband, Phil); 38 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and countless other friends and family members.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte Kaufmann; three brothers, George Jr., “Jiggs”, John and Raymond; a stepgrandson and a great-grandson.

A burial mass took place October 1 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Indianapolis. Visitation was September 30 at Shirley Brothers Mortuary, Irving Hill Chapel, in Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, 5333 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46219.

 

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Lynda Sue Whisman

Nov. 4, 1949 – Sept. 26, 2007

Lynda Sue Whisman, 57, died September 26 at Liberty Convalescence Center in Oxford, Ohio.

She was born Nov. 4, 1949, in Henry County, a daughter of the late Clarence and Lavonne (Hardy) Hager.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie Lewis of Muskegon, Mich., and Eric Lewis of Knightstown; a daughter, Tammy (husband, Jerry) Browning of West College Corner; a brother, Jerry (wife, Renee) Hager of Valporaiso; a sister, Sandy (wife, Greg) Masters of Greenfield; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce A. Conley and Brenda K. McMahon; two brothers, Robert D. Hager and Thomas A. Hager; and a nephew, Karl D. Conley.

Funeral services were held at Showalter Blackwell and Long Funeral Home in Oxford, Ohio. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

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 PUBLISHED OCTOBER 10, 2007

 

Joyce Marie Hendershott

Aug. 26, 1922 – Oct. 6, 2007

(NOTE: A corrected obituary for Mrs. Hendershott was published in the October 17, 2007 issue ... see below)

Joyce Marie Hendershott, 85, of Carthage, died October 6 at Regency Place Nursing Home in Greenfield.

She was born Aug. 26, 1922, in Brookville, a daughter of the late Ben and Lottie (Smith) Manning.

Mrs. Hendershott was a Navy Wave who served during World War II. She married Gene Hendershott. Mrs. Hendershott worked at Indiana Knitware and Jackwell Casket, where she was an assembly worker. She was also a housewife.

Survivors include two sons, Keane Hendershott of Herrington, Kan., and Mark (wife, Julie) Hendershott of Carthage; three sisters, Alroma Holmes of Anderson, Edith (husband, Tude) Smith of Pendleton and Gloria Poteet of Anderson; and a granddaughter, Cassandra Hendershott.

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

Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, at Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. There is no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

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Dr. Anthony J. Triarsi

Aug. 15, 1948 – Oct. 5, 2007

Dr. Anthony J. “Tony” Triarsi, 59, of Greenfield, died October 5 at his home.

He was born Aug. 15, 1948, in Ribera, Sicily, a son of Emanuele and the late Marianna (Guddemi) Triarsi.

Dr. Triarsi earned his doctorate of education at Ball State University in 1981. He served as superintendent of schools, industrial arts teacher and vocational director at the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home from 1970-1991. He served as Kennard Elementary School principal from 1991-1996. Finally, he served as Knightstown Elementary School from 1996-2007.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Dr. Triarsi also held several positions in the Knights of Columbus, including Charter Grant Knight in 1992 and Grand Knight in 1993. He served as chaplain for Knightstown American Legion Post 152 and was named District 10 American Legion Educator of the Year in 2006. Most recently, Dr. Triarsi served as treasurer of the Knightstown Home Optimist Club and was named Optimist of the Year in 1997. He also served as club president in 1983 and 1984. He received Indiana’s Distinguished Hoosier Award in 1991 and again in 2007. A member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, Dr. Triarsi was known as a die-hart Yankees fan who enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Linda (McWilliams) Triarsi; two daughters, Jenni Triarsi and Christi (husband, Chris) Leininger, all of Greenfield; his father, Emanuele (wife, Maria) Triarsi of Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Trent (wife, Doris) McWilliams of Franklins; two sisters, Antoinette (husband, Tom) Catalina of New Town, Conn., and Lilian (husbnad, Eric) McLoughlin of Mahopac, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Gail (husband, Bob) Malloy of New Palestine; two grandchildren, Jack and Emma Leininger of Greenfield; three nieces, Amy (husband, Griffin) Chandler and son, Gage, of Bargersville, Maggie McWilliams of Franklin and Ashley Malloy of Montgomery, Ala.; and three nephews, Tomma Catalina of New Town, Conn., Kevin (wife, Jill) McWilliams of Woodstock, Ill., and Drew Malloy of New Palestine.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Funeral services were October 9 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Greenfield. Burial followed at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown with full military graveside rites conducted by Knightstown American Legion Post 152. Visitation was October 8 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel, in Greenfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Henry County Community Foundation, Dr. Anthony J. Triarsi Fund.

 

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Carl I. Miller

June 12, 1917 – Oct. 4, 2007

Carl I. Miller, 90, of Carthage, died October 4 at Regency Place Nursing Home in Greenfield. He was born June 12, 1917, in Rush County, a son of the late Arnold and Maude (Wilson) Miller.

Mr. Miller lived in Carthage most of his life. He was a fence builder and farmer. He was an avid horse and dog trainer. Mr. Miller was a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. A former calf roper, he won numerous roping events and dog trials over the years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary (Andis) Miller of Carthage; two sons, Dave (friend, Cathie Ream) Miller of Carthage and Gary (wife, Carole) Miller of Greenfield; a daughter, Carolyn “Sis” (husband, Dick) Bonne of Greenfield; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Joseph A. Miller; one daughter; two brothers; and one sister.

Funeral services were October 8 at Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown with Revs. David Bonne, Todd Reynolds and Pastor Marc Bundy officiating. Burial followed in Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was October 7 at the funeral home.

 

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 PUBLISHED OCTOBER 17, 2007

 

Jane Craft

Jan. 22, 1938 – Oct. 15, 2007

Jane (Coon) Craft of New Castle died October 15.

She was born Jan. 22, 1938, in Henry County, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Velva Coon.

Mrs. Craft was a 1956 Cadiz High School graduate. She worked at Fort Benjamin Harrison and retired from there after 47 years of service. She was a member of the Shirley Order of the Eastern Star, chapter 492. She was also a member of Locust Grove Community Club.

Survivors include her husband, Charles V. Craft; a son, Brad (wife, Laura) Craft; a stepson, Michael (wife, Melanie) Craft; a twin sister, Joan Smith; a grandson; three stepgrandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Coon.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, October 19, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Jeff Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Mechanicsburg Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday, October 18, at the funeral home. Eastern Star services will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

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Christopher W. Paugh

Jan. 18, 1977 – Oct. 12, 2007

Christopher W. Paugh, 30, of Knightstown, died October 12 at his home. He was born Jan. 18, 1977, in New Castle, a son of Walter Paugh and Pam (Zeilinga) Paugh.

Mr. Pagh was a 1995 Knightstown High School graduate and a graduate of ITT Technical Institute. He enjoyed motor cross racing and won over 200 trophies. He also enjoyed other outdoor activities such as fishing and swimming. Mr. Paugh enjoyed listening to music, watching football, wrestling and kickboxing. He enjoyed spending time with his dog, Zanny. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Michele Paugh of Henry County; two nephews, Cody Juday of Carthage and Peyton Inman; a niece, Keianna Paugh; his paternal grandmother, Charlotte (husband, Tim) Tolen of Fairland; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Fred and Joan Zeilinga; and his paternal grandfather, Robert Paugh.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in Knightstown with Roger Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Carthage. Visitation was October 16 at the funeral home.

 

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Georgia J. Shutt

April 2, 1927 – Oct. 11, 2007

Georgia J. (Sawyer) Shutt, 80, of Knightstown, died Oct. 11, 2007, at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born April 2, 1927, in Sheperdsville, a daughter of the late Bernice and Louise (Brockmier) Sawyer.

Mrs. Shutt lived most of her life in Knightstown. She worked as a mailer for Mayhill Publications. She married Frank Shutt on Oct. 27, 1961. She was a member of Knightstown American Legion Post 152 Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Shutt enjoyed playing bingo.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Shutt of Knightstown; three daughters, Karen (husband, Walter) Harper, Diana Edington and Bobbie Overton, all of Macon, Ga.; three sisters, Ruth Dellacca of Carbon, Mary Breece of Indianapolis and Daisy Coleman of Terre Haute; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister. Funeral services were October 15 at Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown with Rev. David Bonne officiating. Burial followed in Asbury Cemetery in Morristown. Visitation was October 14 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

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Joyce Marie Hendershott

Aug. 26, 1922 – Oct. 6, 2007

Joyce Marie Hendershott, 85, a former longtime Knightstown resident, died October 6 at Regency Place Nursing Home in Greenfield.

She was born Aug. 26, 1922, in Brookville, a daughter of the late Ben and Lottie (Smith) Manning.

Mrs. Hendershott was a Navy Wave who served during World War II. She married Gene Hendershott. Mrs. Hendershott worked at Indiana Knitware and Jackwell Casket, where she was an assembly worker. She was also a housewife.

Survivors include two sons, Keane (wife, Melissa) Hendershott of Herrington, Kan., and Mark (wife, Julie) Hendershott of Carthage; three sisters, Alroma Holmes of Anderson, Edith “Tude” Smith of Pendleton and Gloria Poteet of Anderson; and a granddaughter, Cassandra Hendershott. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gene; two brothers; and a daughter-in-law.

Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, at Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. There is no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

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Robert E. Hood

Sept. 16, 1925 – Oct. 11, 2007

Robert E. Hood, 82, of New Castle, formerly of Rushville, died October 11 at Henry County Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Rush County, a son of the late Oscar Lee and Bertha (Miller) Hood.

Mr. Hood was a 1943 Rushville High School graduate. He served with the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II. Self-employed most of his life, he had worked at International Furniture. Mr. Hood was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Survivors include three sisters, Mildred Noel of Rushville, Rose Ann Adkins of Knightstown and Theresa Noah of Milton; a brother, Anthony Hood of Connersville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were October 15 at Todd Funeral Home in Rushville with Major Marilyn Sue Riggs of the Salvation Army officiating. Burial followed at East Hill Cemetery in Arlington. Visitation was one hour prior to services on Monday.

 

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 PUBLISHED OCTOBER 24, 2007

 

Bettie Marie Weiser

Oct. 29, 1918 – Oct. 21, 2007

Bettie Marie Weiser, 88, of Barefoot Bay, Fla., died October 21 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla.

She was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Lake Worth, Fla., a daughter of the late Noah and Grace (Harris) Kline. Mrs. Weiser was a civil servant for 23 years prior to her retirement. She married Robert Weiser on June 9, 1956. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Knightstown.

Survivors include two sons, Charles David Brown of Vienna, Ga., and Phillip C. Brown of Palm Springs, Fla.; a brother, Harley L. Kline of Sturat, Fla.; and one grandchild.

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

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday, October 26, at Todd Funeral Home in Knightstown. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Visitation is 12-2 p.m. on Friday, October 26 at the funeral home.

 

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 PUBLISHED OCTOBER 31, 2007

 

James E. Roy

May 12, 1940 – Oct. 28, 2007

James E. Roy, 67, of Knightstown, died October 28 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield. He was born May 12, 1940, in Jabez, Ky., a son of the late Eddie A. and Lola (Frye) Roy.

Mr. Roy served as a U.S. Army tank operator during the Korean War. He guarded the demilitarized zone (DMZ) for over 13 months. He retired from Chrysler Corporation in New Castle in March 1999. Mr. Roy enjoyed hunting and bluegrass music.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce, of Knightstown; two daughters, Tonya Roy of Rockton, Ill., and Nyoka Renea (husband, Ed) Stone of Benton, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Cpl. Angela Michelle Perry of Camp Lejune, N.C., and Cody and Caleb Asberry, both of Knightstown; brothers and sisters, Barb Norfleet of Carthage, Doris Stewart of Carthage, Gary (wife, Jean) Roy of Knightstown, Darlus Johnson of Anderson, Phillip Roy of New Castle, Roger (wife, Patty) Roy of New Castle, Sharon (husband, Floyd) Steward of Anderson, Sue (husband, Rick) Moore of Brownsburg and Ronnie (friend, Joyce) Roy of Needles, Cal.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Roger Roy II; and two brothers-in-law, Junior Norfleet and Bobby Johnson.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 1, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel, with Revs. Gene Bennett and Nathan Brewington officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 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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Owen Jordan Lee Conley

Oct. 29, 2007

Owen Jordan Lee Conley, infant son of James J. Conley and Amanda Winship, both of Carthage, died October 29 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his maternal grandfather, David (wife, Diane) Winship of Carthage; paternal grandparents, Benjamin and LeNora Conley of Carthage; paternal great-grandparents, James and Patricia Mosley of Carthage; two uncles, Benjamin Conley Jr. of Greenfield and David Winship Jr. of Carthage; and an aunt, Tabitha Winship of Carthage.

Graveside funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Carthage Cemetery with Rev. Charles Stroud officiating. Burial will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Owen Jordan Lee Conley memorial fund in care of Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel, which is handling arrangements.

 

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Bobby E. Carroll

May 1, 1925 – Oct. 28, 2007

Bobby E. Carroll, 82, of Greenfield, died October 28 at Brandywine Heatlth Care Center in Greenfield. He was born May 1, 1925, in French Lick, a son of the late Porter and Olive (Jacobs) Carroll.

Mr. Carroll retired from Chrysler Corporation, where he served as a general foreman, in Indianapolis in 1980. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A member of the Knightstown American Legion Post 152 and the VFW, he was also an avid NASCAR and Colts fan. Mr. Carroll enjoyed spending time with his family, particularly family trips to his hometown, French Lick.

Survivors include his wife, Jane (Jones) Carroll; his stepmother, Dortha Grossman; a son, Robert (wife, Becky) Carroll of Wilkinson; two daughters, Sharon (husband, Jerry) Mann of Wilkinson and Patti (husband, Mitchell) Lakin of Highland Park, Ill.; five grandchildren, Robby Carroll, Rusty Carroll, Adam (wife, Nicole) Mann, Andrea (husband, Jason) Cramer and Dannah Lakin; a great-grandchild, Jaylynn Carroll; two brothers, Charles Carroll of Centerville and Norman Carroll of Knightstown; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Carroll.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Dan Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown with military graveside rites conducted by Knightstown American Legion Post 152. Visitation is Wednesday, October 31, from 11 a.m. until time of services. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

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W. Lloyd Bridges

Aug. 31, 1921 – Oct. 28, 2007

W. Lloyd Bridges, M.D., 86, of Fort Wayne, died October 28 at Towne House Health Center in Fort Wayne. He was born Aug. 31, 1921, in Knightstown, a son of the late W. Avery and Hazel (Charman) Bridges.

Mr. Bridges was a radiologist and a partner in Fort Wayne Radiology for 50 years. He retired in 1993. A past president of the Fort Wayne Community School Board and the Fort Wayne Medical Society, he also served as a YMCA board member, Ivy Tech Community College Charter Board of Trustees member, Quest Club member, IU Memorial Union board member and a chamber of commerce member. Mr. Bridges was also an elder at First Presbyterian Church and he was an World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Bridges of Fort Wayne; six children, Barbara Parker, Donna (husband, Steve) Riethmiller, both of Fort Wayne, Karen Schlatter of Rossford, Ohio, William (wife, Anne) Bridges of Fort Wayne, Robert (wife, Denise) of Dublin, Ohio, Meribeth (husband, Al) Figel of Fort Wayne; a brother, Lowell (wife, Joann) Bridges of Knightstown; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Richard Parker, Jr.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 1, at First Presbyterian Church, in Fort Wayne with Dr. John Stephen officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, and 9 a.m. until time of service on Thursday, November 1, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ivy Tech W. Lloyd Bridges Scholarship Fund, First Presbyterian Church or Parkview Home Health Care and Hospice, all in Fort Wayne.

 

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Arvil Reffitt

July 6, 1915 – Oct. 23, 2007

Arvil Reffitt, 92, of Wilkinson, died October 23 at Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield.

He was born July 6, 1915, in Palmyra, Ky., a son of the late Amos and Ada (Kirk) Reffitt.

A World War II and Korean War veteran, Mr. Reffitt served in the United State Navy. He retired from Anaconda Wire and Cable Company in Anderson after 30 years of service. He then worked at Midwest Tank Company in Indianapolis as an electrician. Mr. Reffitt was a longtime member of First Church of the Nazarene in New Castle. He enjoyed traveling and doing electrical work.

Survivors include his wife, Hattie Louise (Runyon) Reffitt of Wilkinson; three sons, Larry Reffitt of Wilkinson, Phillip (wife, Pam) Reffitt of Kissimmee, Fla., and Paul Dewayne (wife, Barbara) Reffitt of Branson, Mo.; eight grandchildren, David, Robert, Angel, Dara, Aaron, Carrie, Lauren and Katie Reffitt; three great-grandchildren, Aidan, Erik and Cuadra; a sister, Marie Vanderpool of Warsaw; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were October 27 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel, with Revs. Jonathan Morgan and Leon Davis officiating. Burial followed at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Military graveside rites were conducted by Knightstown American Legion Post 152. Visitation was October 26 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Nazarene with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

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