Miscellaneous Daviess County, Indiana Obituaries - 1998

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BREY SMITH
PLAINVILLE-Brey Smith, stillborn son of Jeff Smith and Shanda Kimmel, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Daviess County Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ebeneezer Cemetery. Bro. David Bean will officiate. There will be no visitation. Gill Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Surviving are his parents; a sister, Summer Smith and a brother, Jordan Smith, both at home; his grandparents, Linda Perry and Mike Kimmel, both of Washington; Dave Smith, Loogootee and Debra Barber, Vincennes and a great-grandmother, Georgia Kimmel, Washington.
(Feb. 24, 1998)

RUEBEN EMMETT
OAKTOWN-Rueben Curtis “Curt” Emmett, 76, formerly of Bicknell, died at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Bicknell McClure Funeral Home. The Rev. Frank Renner will officiate. Interment will be at the Mariah Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
He was born on July 7, 1921 in Hall County, Ga. to David E. and Lelia (Hudgins) Emmett. He married Ruth Taylor on Dec. 2, 1944 and she survives.
Emmett was a retired store manager and buyer for K-Mart having worked there for 30 years.
He had lived in Oaktown for five years and attended St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. He was in the Air Force during World War II and was a former Bicknell City Councilman.
Surviving are a son, Charles Emmett, Waterford, Mi.; four grandchildren and a sister, Hazel Wingo, Flowery Branch, Ga.
He was preceded in death by five brothers.
(Feb. 24, 1998)

HERMAN BECHTEL
ELNORA-Herman Bechtel, 77, died at the VA Hospital in Indianapolis Wednesday at 6 a.m. He had been in failing health for a year, but death was unexpected.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Elnora Christian Church, Elnora with Bro. Fred Whitacre officiating. Interment will be at the Walnut Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Odon, and Saturday an hour prior to service at the church.
He was born on Aug. 17, 1920 to Elmer and Nora (Martin) Bechtel in Daviess County. He married Dorothy Evans and she preceded him in death on July 1, 1994.
Bechtel was a farm and semi truck driver for 40 years employed by Jefferson Trucking, retiring in 1982. He also attended the Elnora Christian Church. He was a 50-year member of Elnora American Legion and past commander; Odon VFW and 40 & 8 Member. He served in the Army during World War II.
Surviving are a son, Larry Bechtel, Danville, Ind.; three stepdaughters, Sandra Joyner, Martinsville; Brenda Brinegar, Radcliff, Ky.; Linda Edwards, Bloomfield; a stepson, Michael Carr, Loogootee; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers, Harry, Calvin and Fred Bechtel, all of Odon; George Bechtel, Harrodburg, Ky.; Raymond Bechtel, Pekin, Ill. and two sisters, Esther Thompson, Washington and Grace Bechtel, Elnora.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Poindexter.
(Feb. 25, 1998)

JAMES ROBINSON
OWENSVILLE-James E. “Weedmar” Robinson, 43, died Wednesday morning. He died of natural causes when he had a heart attack while driving his car and ran off the road.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holder Funeral Home, 319 S. Main St., Owensville. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Ken Nelson will officiate.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
He was born on July 20, 1954 in Gibson County. He married Shannon Boes, formerly from Washington, and she survives.
Robinson was a laborer and presently working for A.K. Steel. He was a member of the Laborer’s Local #561. He was also a Owensville High School graduate and served in the US Marine Corps.
Surviving are three daughters, Janis and Jessica Robinson, both at home; Jamy Speedy, Owensville; his mother, Iva (Crabtree) Robinson, Owensville; four sisters, Sharon Koenig and Dorothy Weber, both of Princeton; Jackie Woods, Petersburg and Janet Robbins, Birdseye; four brothers, Charles G. and Stephen, both of Princeton; Tom and Kenny, both of Owensville.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles E. Robinson.
(Feb. 25, 1998)

GENE WHITE
BICKNELL-Gene White, 68, died at 7:14 p.m. Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bicknell McClure Funeral Home. The Rev. Rick Cox will officiate. Interment will be at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum. Military graveside rites will be the Bicknell VFW.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
He was born on Aug. 17, 1929 in Indianapolis to Oscar and Trillis (Cliver) White. He married Marilyn Cox on March 5, 1953 and she survives.
White was retired from Prestolite after 20 years and had lived in Bicknell since 1945. He was also a Bicknell VFW member serving in the US Army during the Korean War.
Surviving are two sons, Randy White, Bicknell and Rodney White, Bruceville; a sister, Judy Pielemeir, Vincennes and six grandchildren.
(Feb. 24, 1998)

JOHN SANDERS
The funeral service for John C. Sanders was at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. The Rev. Claude Chastain officiated. Interment was at the Springhill Cemetery, Shoals. Pallbearers were: Douglas Sanders, Donald Sanders, Kenny Sanders, Donnie Sanders, John Sanders, George Payne and Charles Payne Jr.

MARY CANDLER
The funeral for Mary E. Candler was at 1:30 p.m. today at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. The Rev. Dick Smith officiated with interment in the Asbury Chapel Cemetery, Ragsdale. Pallbearers were: James Gibson, Larry Johnson, Ricky Cutsinger, Ray Sanders, Warren Harris, Jerry Hoffman and Woody Sanders.

LAYMON HILL

The funeral for Laymon L. Hill was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gill Chapel. Bro. Ben Helton officiated. Interment was at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Campbelltown in Pike County. Pallbearers were: Forrest Darcus, Herschel Jones, Jim Osgatharp, Robert Melvin, Fred Faith and Jack Weathers.2-25-98
Funeral Notice
HERMAN BECHTEL
ELNORA-Herman Bechtel, 77, died this morning at the V.A. Hospital in Indianapolis.
Arrangements are pending at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Odon.
(Feb. 25, 1998)

2-25-98
Obituaries
MARY CANDLER
BICKNELL-Mary E. Candler, 77, died at 2:41 a.m. Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. The Rev. Dick Smith will officiate with interment in the Asbury Chapel Cemetery, Ragsdale.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
She was born on July 23, 1920 in Equality, Ill. to William and Jesse (Pulley) Stiltes. She married Casey William Cutsinger and he preceded her in death in 1963. She then married Harvey Candler in 1965 and he survives.
Candler was a homemaker and attended Harvestime Assembly of God. She had lived in Bicknell most of her life.
Surviving are four daughters, Brenda Gibson, Ragsdale; Mary Groves Frye and Cathy Evans, both of Vincennes and Ida Sanders, Lawrenceville, Ill.; five sons, Eugene Cutsinger, Bicknell; Ricky Cutsinger, Ragsdale; William John Cutsinger, Vincennes; Bob Cutsinger, Oaktown and Casey Cutsinger, Wenatchee, Wash.; a sister, Altha Pulley, Guthrie, Ky.; 29 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, two sons, a brother and a sister.
(Feb. 24, 1998)
HELEN HART
SHOALS-Helen M. Hart, 61, died at 11:15 p.m. Monday at the Loogootee Nursing Center.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Bro. Claud Chastian will officiate with interment in Pleasant Valley.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
She was born on July 24, 1936 in Martin County to Claude and Ruby (Waggoner) Payne. She was married to William Hart for 42 years and he preceded her in June, 1996.
Hart was a homemaker and attended Shoals Nazarene Church.
Surviving are a son, William Hart, Shoals; a daughter, Doris Jones, Loogootee; three brothers, Charles Payne, Washington; Carl and Leonard Payne, both of Shoals; two sisters, Sue Marques, Washington and Dora Pennington, Shoals; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Henry and Pat Payne and two sisters, Deloris Nelson and Wilma May Payne.
(Feb. 23, 1998)

ESTHER GRINDLEY
ELNORA-Esther E. Grindley, 96, died in the Daviess County Hospital Extended Care Unit Tuesday at 7 p.m. She had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill for two months.
The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Odon. The Rev. Trevor Stanley will officiate.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
She was born on April 21, 1901 in Glasgow, Scotland to Charles and Marion (Ure) Bartlam. She married George Grindley and he preceded her in death in 1990.
Grindley was a homemaker and Eastern Star member.
Surviving are a daughter, Marion Morris, Elnora; a stepdaughter, Ishbel Johnston, Clydebank, Scotland; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
(Feb. 24, 1998)

GAYLE CHESTNUT
Gayle Ann Chestnut, 40, High Banks Road, died at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Valarie Foughty-Killion will officiate. Interment will be at the Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.
She was born on July 18, 1957 in Daviess County to William and Pauline (Grow) Arison. They survive living at Rt. 2. She married Gary Gene Chestnut on Aug. 3, 1975 and he survives.
Chestnut, 1975 Washington High School graduate, was a department manager at the Washington Wal-Mart. She also attended Bethel United Methodist Church and was a March Beginnings Homemakers Club member.
Surviving are a daughter, Rachel Denice Chestnut and a son, Ryan Gary Chestnut, both at home and a brother, Paul Arison, Madisonville, Ky.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Bethel United Methodist Church Love Fund.
(Feb. 24, 1998)

EMILY KRODEL
PORTERSVILLE, Ind.-Emily M. Krodel, 93, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday at the Northwood Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Jasper.
The funeral was at 3 p.m. today at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper with the Rev. Edward Wahl officiating. Burial will follow in the Portersville Cemetery.
She was born in Haysville on Sept. 3, 1904 to John and Katherine (Mann) Baker. She married Arlo H. Krodel on Feb. 1, 1925 and he preceded her in death on May 22, 1980.
Krodel was a homemaker and attended St. John Lutheran Church in Boone Township.
Surviving are a son, Dallas Krodel, Portersville; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a sister, Loretta Stamm, Haysville.
Memorial contributions to Northwood Good Samaritan, St. John Lutheran Church in Boone Township or to the Portersville Cemetery.
(Feb. 23, 1998)

MARY REDMOND
BICKNELL-Mary J. Redmond, 84, died at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday at her residence.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the St. Philip Neri Church, Bicknell. The Revs. Frank Renner, Hilary Vieck and Tim Tenbardge will officiate. Interment will be at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell.
Vigil service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
She was born on Feb. 24, 1914 in Gordon, Neb. to Frank and Edna (Leach) Hoyt. She married James “Jimmy” Redmond and he preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1990.
Redmond was retired from RCA at Bloomington and member of St. Philip Neri Church at Bicknell.
Surviving are four daughters, Sharon Rogers, Bicknell; Pat Perkinson, Carlisle; Jo Ann Arnold, Cape Coral, Fla. and Margaret Strange, Freelandville; a son, Mike Redmond, Denver, Colo.; four sisters, Lynn Hoyt, Denver, Colo.; Evelyn Jordan, Harrison, Neb.; Gladys Winkler, Cannon City, Colo. and Rita Howard, Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Kenny Hoyt, Glenn Rock, Wy.; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
(Feb. 24, 1998)

JAMES WINEINGER
BICKNELL-James H. Wineinger, 64, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital Tuesday at 4:42 p.m.
Private services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Bicknell Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Forest Godin will officiate with cremation following.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Church.
Arrangements were handled by the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell.
He was born on Feb. 5, 1934 in Knox County to William M. and Inez (Fidler) Wineinger. He married Virginia Barnes on Nov. 2, 1957 and she survives.
Wineinger had been a route salesman for Bunny Bread until 1987 and was a Bicknell Church of the Nazarene member.
Surviving are his mother, Inez Cook, Missouri; his stepmother, Ann Wineinger, Bicknell; three daughters, Cheryl Hagemeier, Freelandville; Connie Celeste, Bicknell and Lisa Stephens, Bruceville; a son, Randy Wineinger, Bruceville; a sister, Carolyn Plummer, Missouri; a brother, Robert L. Wineinger, Lamar, Mo. and eight grandchildren.
(Feb. 24, 1998)

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FUNERAL NOTICES

HELEN HART
SHOALS-Helen M. Hart, 63, died at 11:15 p.m. Monday at the Loogootee Nursing Center. Arrangements are pending at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals.
(Feb. 23, 1998)

MARY CANDLER
BICKNELL-Mary E. Candler died at 2:41 this morning at the Good Samaritan Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell.
(Feb. 24, 1998)

GAYLE CHESTNUT
Gayle Chestnut, 40, Highbanks Road, wife of Gary Chestnut, died early this morning at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(Feb. 24, 1998)

OBITUARIES

BETTY BURNS
PAOLI-Betty O. Burns, 80, died at 7:10 p.m. Saturday at the Orange County Hospital.
The funeral was at the McAdams Mortuary, Paoli, today at 1 p.m. Bro. Harvey McAdams officiated. Burial was at the Paoli Community Cemetery.
She was born on June 7, 1917 in West Baden, Ind. to Benjamin T. and Cora (Albright) Allen. She married Calvin F. Burns, Harry A. Schwatka and Samuel Wellman. They preceded her in death.
Burns was a member of the Paoli Christian Church and American Legion in French Lick.
Surviving are a daughter, Naomi Girouard, Washington; two sisters, Agnes Allen, French Lick and Florence Poulsen, St. Petersburg, Fla. and a brother, Clifford Allen, Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Allen; a sister, Mae Qualkenbush and a son, Leon Wellman.
(Feb. 21, 1998)

MARGIE KEITH
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-Margie M. Keith, 76, formerly of Washington, died Monday.
The funeral is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pearson Funeral Home, 149 Brecken Ridge Lane, Louisville, Ky., with burial in Restheaven Memorial Park. Visitation is tonight from 1 to 8 at the funeral home.
She was born on Oct. 13, 1921 to Ray Anderson and Dicie Isabelle (Wilson) Keith.
Keith, a 1941 Washington High School graduate, was a retired executive secretary with General Electric in Louisville, Ky. She attended Beargrass Christian Church. She was also a Boston Terrier Club, Sierra Club and Daughter of the American Revolution member.
A sister, Georgia K. Daniels, survives.
(Feb. 23, 1998)

MURIEAL GARDNER
PETERSBURG-Murieal J. Gardner, 70, died at her residence Monday at 8:46 p.m.
The funeral will be at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be at the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. Pastor Steve Frederick will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
She was born in Illinois on Dec. 7, 1927 to Durward L. and Bernice B. (Hollon) Gardner.
Gardner was a librarian at the Brookside Public Library in Indianapolis.
(Feb. 23, 1998)

JEANNE CAMPBELL
NOBLESVILLE-Jeanne Keith (Hayes) Campbell, 77, died Monday at Riverview Hospital. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St., Noblesville. Burial will be in Crownland Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Schiesswohl officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. She was born on Aug. 7, 1920 in Washington to Clarence M. and Shirley (Keith) Hayes. They preceded her in death. She married Dr. Sam W. Campbell and he preceded her in death in 1976. Campbell, a 1943 Indiana University graduate, retired as a teacher at Noblesville Junior High and High School in 1966. She was attended First Methodist Church, New Castle. She was also a member of Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority, New Castle Altruistic Club, Henry County Medical Auxiliary, PEO and Pi Beta Sorority. Surviving are two daughters, Sally Crow and Kitty Campbell, both of Noblesville; a son, Douglas G. Campbell, Houston, Texas and two grandsons. Memorial contributions may be given to the Riverview Hospital Foundation, Tri-Kappa Sorority or Noblesville Schools Education Foundation. (Feb. 9, 1998)

FUNERALS
ALBERTA FARRELL
Funeral services for Alberta Farrell were Saturday. Fr. Leo Kiesel officiated. Pallbearers were: Jeff Farrell, Tony Farrell, Philip Link, Robert Mertz, Terry O'Maley, Thomas Strange, Ken Thiele and Kevin Lents. Farrell was also preceded in death by a brother, James W. Padgett, Jr.

RUTH DOYLE
A funeral mass for Ruth Doyle was conducted Monday. Frs. Leo Keisel, Frank Renner and David Martin officiated. Pallbearers were: J.R. Doyle, Jeff Doyle, Steve Bradley, Kevin McCarty, Ed Walker and Austin Walker.

STANLEY KALBERER
Funeral services for Stan S. Kalberer were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. The Rev. Charles Newman officiated with interment in St. John's Cemetery. Full military honors were accorded by the American Legion-VFW Honor Guard. Pallbearers were: Harold J. Massie, Henry Hickle, Mike Greene, Mike Slaven, Tom Strahle and Ollie Coers. Amber Bauernfiend was the bugler.


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