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Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 31, 1998

GARRETT GOOTEE
BEDFORD-Garrett M. Gootee, 5, died suddenly at 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Riley Medical Center, Indianapolis.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. The Rev. Gary Cornwell and Tracy Bailey will officiate. Burial will be at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
He was born to Greg A. Gootee and Beth (Vanatti) Walker on Aug. 5, 1993 in Bedford. His father, stepfather and mother, Robert and Beth Walker, all survive in Bedford.
Gootee was a Hillcrest Christian Church, Bedford, member.
Also surviving are a sister, Amanda Gootee, at home; a stepbrother, Robert Walker, Jr. and a stepsister, Haley Walker, both of Orleans; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Ruth Gootee, Bedford; maternal grandparents, Tim and Sue Vanatti, Brazil, Ind.; stepgrandparents, Robert and Suzanne Walker and David and Nancy Armstrong, all of Bedford; paternal great-grandfather, James Gootee, Loogootee and maternal great-grandmother, Mary Knox, Brazil, Ind.
(Dec. 29, 1998)

BERTHA GROSS
Bertha Alice Fisher Gross, 75, 1014 Robinson St., died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gill Chapel. Pastor David Fish will officiate with interment in the Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday until service time.
She was born on Sept. 19, 1923 in Greene County to Benjamin Curtis and Ruby (Eavey) Rydenbark. She married William W. Fisher on March 22, 1945 and he preceded her in death on March 3, 1989. She then married Roy A. Gross on Feb. 14, 1994 and he survives.
Gross, a Scotland High School graduate, was a retired Washington Nursing Center employee. She was also a Seventh Day Adventist Church member.
Also surviving are a daughter, Carol M. Hughey, Bloomington; two sons, Curtis and John F. Fisher, both of Washington; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five stepchildren, Phyllis Rumsey, Greenbrier, Tenn.; Alice Nielson, Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Vivian Gross, Kirkland, Wash.; Alvin Gross, Salem, Or. and Ileen Sohm, Covella, Calif.; 10 stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; five sisters, Bessie Ballengee and Thelma Plummer, both of Washington; Lucille Walls, Martinsville; Helen Axsom, Bloomington and Geneva Michael, Spencer.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and John Rydenbark.
(Dec. 29, 1998)

DORIS WARREN
MT. ZION, Ill. -- Doris Jean Warren, 67, died at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Maryís Hospital.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
She was born in Washington on April 21, 1931, to Lewis Russell and Margaret Ellen Snider Standley. They preceded her in death. She married Leo Eugene Warren on Aug. 13, 1948. He preceded her in death on June 21, 1991.
Warren was formerly a waitress at the Steak-N-Shake in Decatur and a South Shores Christian Church member.
Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Kay (Warren) Swofford, Decatur and Susan Jean (Warren) Stewart, Mt. Zion; five grandchildren; two brothers, William Lewis Standley, North Little Rock, Ark. and John Alvin Standley, Canton, S.D.; two sisters, Beaullah Ellen Stout, Tyler, Texas and Betty Rae Boroughs and two grandchildren.
Family suggests memorials may be given to the South Shores Christian Church.
(Dec. 30, 1998)

RUTH HAMMOND
The funeral for Ruth Hammond was at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. The Rev. Virginia Weathers officiated. Pallbearers were: David Polen, Philip Marshall, Kay Adkerson, Hugh Blaize, Joel Marshall, Philip Kiefer, Brian Blaize and Rob Waddle.
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 30, 1998
BERTHA GROSS
Bertha Alice Gross, 75, 1014 Robinson St., died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(Dec. 29, 1998)
MILTON ARTHUR
Milton Fitzgerald Arthur, 89, formerly of SR 257 South, who has lived the last eight years at the Washington Nursing Center, died at the Daviess County Hospital Monday at 2:07 p.m.
The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel. Fr. Dennis Latta will officiate with interment in Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight and after 9 a.m. Thursday until service time. Masonic Memorial services are at 5 tonight.
(Dec. 28, 1998)

HARVEY MANNING
DURANT, Okla.-Harvey C. Manning, 87, died in Durant, Okla., Monday.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Elnora United Methodist Church. The Rev. Paul Huntsman will officiate. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Elnora.
Visitation is Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Anderson & Poindexter Funeral Home, Sandborn.
He was born in Elnora on Dec. 25, 1911, to William and Florence (Myers) Manning. They preceded him in death.
He was married on May 27, 1929, in Paris, Ill., to Orvada J. Tomey. She preceded him in death on March 15, 1989.
Manning was self-employed working with heating and plumbing. He was owner of Manning Heating and Plumbing and retired in 1977.
Surviving are two sons, Marvin Manning, Naples, Fla. and Verlin ìHerbî Manning, Durant, Okla.; five grandchildren; a sister, Juanita Jackson, Lyons; eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Fradonna Manni.
The family suggests memorials be made to the PettiJohn Springs Christian Camp, Madill, Okla.; Grace Lutheran preschool in Naples, Fla. or charity of the donatorís choice in his memory.
(Dec. 28, 1998)

DORIS HARRIS
Doris Dilley Harris, 94, Oak Street, died at Eastgate Nursing Center Tuesday at 11:40 p.m. She had been in failing health for several months.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church with interment in the Bethany Cemetery. The Revs. David Harker and Wm. Malott officiate. Visitation from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home and 9 a.m. until service time at church Monday. Eastern Star memorial services are at 7 p.m. Sunday.
She was born in Daviess County to Kenner K. and Lota (Eastman) Dilley on May 10, 1905. She married Carl A. Harris on June 4, 1924 and he preceded her in death on April 4, 1995.
Harris was a secretary for 13 years for Republican Headquarters. She was a First Baptist Church member and taught the high school girlís class at the church for several years. She was a lifelong Daviess County resident. She was also a member of the National Daughter of American Revolution for 73 years; Eastern Star #210 for 63 years; Classical Club and Washington Conservation Club lifemember.
Surviving are a daughter, Betty Jean Doades, Naples, Fla.; a son, R.C. Harris, Washington; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a sister, Edith Hoffman, Jasper; two brothers, Steve H. Dilley, Nashville, Tenn. and Lamuel Dilley, Santee, Calif.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, William, Roy and Roscoe Dilley and three sisters, Ruth Walton, Jeannette Murray and June Hambel.
(Dec. 29, 1998)

ROBERT GREGORY
Robert S. Gregory, 60, Rt. 1 Edwardsport Road, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital Monday at 11:40 p.m. He had been seriously ill for two weeks.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. Fr. Lowell Will will officiate with interment in the St. Johnís Cemetery, Loogootee. Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. on Monday until service time. The Eagles Lodge will conduct memorial services at 6 p.m. Sunday. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Sunday.
He was born on July 25, 1938, in Sullivan County, to John and Augusta (Runyon) Gregory. His father preceded him in death while his mother survives in Elnora. He married June M. Summers on Sept. 11, 1960 and she survives.
Gregory was a licensed plumber while living in Loogootee and was most recently a tool and die maker for Hoover Precision Products in Washington. He was of the Catholic faith and an Eagles Lodge member. He came to Daviess County in 1960. He had attended Sullivan County schools and was a Pleasantville High School graduate.
Also surviving are his children, Valerie Anne Guy, Washington; Monty Gregory, Loogootee and James Robert Gregory, Florida; four grandchildren; two brothers, Floyd ìBudî Gregory, Indianapolis and Kenny Gregory, Paxton, Ind.; two sisters, June Nail, Paragon, Ind. and Darlene White, Oklahoma City, Okla. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Gregory, who died in 1962.
(Dec. 28, 1998)

WILLIAM POTTS
PETERSBURG-William ìBillî Eugene Potts Sr., 71, died at 4:58 p.m. Monday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Kenneth Birkey will officiate. Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday until service time.
He was born on Sept. 25, 1927, in Daviess County, to Walter J. and Mary Lucille (Berry) Potts. He married Waneta Dinkens on June 22, 1948 and she survives.
Potts was a retired Kimball Corp., Jasper, employee. He was also of the Methodist faith and attended Glendale and Alfordsville schools.
Also surviving are two sons, William E. ìGeneî Potts Jr., Petersburg and Richard J. ìJackî Potts, Newburgh; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Eldena Palmer, Washington; five halfsisters, Myrtle Clements, Indiana; Esther Knott, Illinois; Maxine Grider, Michigan; Betty Westhafer, Texas and Geraldine Ratcliff, Arizona; a halfbrother, Benny Potts, Otwell and two stepbrothers, Rex Delaney, Washington and Sammy Joe Delaney, Petersburg. He was preceded in death by a halfsister, Peggy Sue Potts and his grandparents, Ben and Barbara Potts, who raised him.
(Dec. 28, 1998)

JULIA FREDERICK
PETERSBURG-Julia Catherine Frederick, 82, died of heart failure at the Amber Manor in Petersburg Tuesday at 3:02 a.m.
Graveside services will be at the White River Chapel Cemetery, Petersburg, Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Steven Frederick will officiate.
She was born in Pike County to Courtney and Hester (Catt) Sumner on Dec. 25, 1916. She married Lloyd H. ìTuzzî Frederick and he preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1980.
Frederick was a Gospel Center Church member, where her grandson, Steven, is a pastor.
Surviving are a son, Donald Frederick, Petersburg; a brother, Harold Sumner, Elberfeld, Ind.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
(Dec. 29, 1998)

DORIS POTTS
Doris I. Potts, 78, 608 W. Walnut St., died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the Daviess County Hospital Extended Care Unit.
The funeral was today at 1:30 p.m. at the Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. David Blystone officiated with interment in the Sugarland Memory Gardens. Gill Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
She was born on May 17, 1920, in Washington to Stancil Theodore and Lula Marie (Johnson) Potts. She was born in the same house where she resided at the time of her death and lived there for her entire life.
Potts, a 1938 Washington High School graduate, was a retired telegraph operator for the B&O Railroad for 37 years. She was an 1942 Indiana Central College graduate and was an Eastern Star member since 1939. She was also an Otterbein United Methodist Church member.
Surviving are several cousins.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Burkholz.
(Dec. 26, 1998)

MARY MARNER
LOOGOOTEE-Mary Marner, 85, died at her residence Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Friday at the Steve Marner residence. Interment will be at the Stoll Cemetery with home ministers officiating.
Friends may call anytime at the Steve Marner residence. Poindexer-Hall & McClure Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on May 30, 1913 to Samuel and Madgalina (Raber) Eicher in Daviess County. She married Jacob Marner on Dec. 22, 1938 and he preceded her in death on April 30, 1978.
Marner was a homemaker and Old Order Amish Church member.
Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mary Kemp, Curryville, Mo.; 35 stepgrandchildren; 297 stepgreat-grandchildren; 162 step-great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Katie Marner, Loogootee; Rosie Nisly, Columbus, Ohio and Martha Marner, Sarasota, Fla. and a brother, John Eicher, Fredericksburg, Ohio.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Herbert Marner; two stepsons, Ralph and Dan Marner; a stepdaughter, Sarah Eicher; three brothers, Jake, Pete and David Eicher; four stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
(Dec. 29, 1998)

ORIEN STEPHENS
The Rev. Orien Emanuel Stephens, 82, 1602 Memorial Ave., died at 11:15 p.m. Monday at his residence.
The funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Christ United Methodist Church. The Revs. Allen Amstutz and Steven Kaetzel will officiate. Interment will be in the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 tonight at Gill Chapel and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church until service time. Masonic Memorial services are at 5:30 tonight. Eastern Star service will be at 6 tonight.
He was born on June 15, 1916, in Pike County to Carl and Essie (Powers) Stephens. He married Laura Nalley on Oct. 30, 1937 and she survives.
Stephens, a Winslow High School graduate, was retired as a Methodist minister in Southern Indiana for 40 years. He was a Christ United Methodist Church member and was educated at the Theological Seminary at Gary, Ind. He was also a Masonic Lodge, Winslow; Eastern Star, Winslow and Scottish Rite, Indianapolis member.
Also surviving are a son, Tommy Stephens, Washington; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wynonia Carter, Petersburg and Vonda Doughty, Evansville and a brother, Loyd Stephens, Glezen.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Lincoln Trails Hospice.
(Dec. 28, 1998)
FUNERAL

JOHN SEALS JR.
Funeral services for John Seals Jr. were at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Ron Baker and Fr. Leo Kiesel officiated. Pallbearers : Leroy Spears, Chuck Spears, Dennis Seals, Larry Seals, Robert Seals, Donald Seals and Gordon Seals. American Legion: chaplain, Mike Greene; color guard, Tim Strange and Charles Davis; colorbearers, Pop Nolley and Ken Arvin; flag folders, W.G. Arvin and Wayne Burch; sgt. at arms, Howard Trambaugh; firing squad, Daniel Armstrong, Ron Daugherty, Gil Martin, Bob Parther and John Rodel; honorary, Harry Frog Wagner and bugler, Sherry Gallian.
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 29, 1998

ROBERT GREGORY
Robert S. Gregory, 60, local resident, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital Monday at 11:40 p.m. Arrangements are pending at the Ed Lee Mortuary.
(Dec. 28, 1998)

WILLIAM POTTS
PETERSBURG-William E. Potts, 71, died at 4:58 p.m. Monday at the Good Samaritan Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(Dec. 28, 1998)

ORIEN STEPHENS
The Rev. Orien Stephens, 82, 1602 Memorial Ave., died at 11:15 p.m. Monday. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(Dec. 28, 1998)

CECILIA KINTZ
GREELEY, COLO.-Cecilia Miles Kintz, 87, former Washington resident, died in Greeley, Colo., recently.
Burial was in Greeley, Colo.
Kintz was a 1931 St. Simon Academy graduate. She was also a Louisville, Ky., native and had attended high school in Washington.
Surviving are a son, Andrew Kintz and her grandchildren in Denver, Colo.

RUTH HAMMOND
WEST BADEN SPRINGS -Ruth S. Hammond, 95, formerly of Petersburg, died of heart failure at 7:40 a.m. Sunday at the Medco Center in French Lick.
The funeral will be at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Virginia Weathers will officiate.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 a.m. until services.
She was born on June 12, 1903, in Bowman to Jacob Owen and Estella (Richardson) Smith. She married Albert P. Hammond and he preceded her in death on March 23, 1977.
Hammond, a 1921 Petersburg High School graduate, was a bookkeeper retiring at age 80 after more than 40 years with the Carlisle Service Co. She had also worked with 20 Century Coal Co. She was a Main Street Presbyterian Church member, where she was one of the oldest members, Sunday School teacher and long time treasurer. She was also a graduate of Lockyears Business College, Evansville and Indiana University, where she was a Zeta Tau Alpha Amateur Genealogist member; former Cradle of Liberty Chapter of Daughters American Revolution officer; Charter member of Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Psi Lota Xi and Zeta Tau Alpha member for more than 75 years.
Surviving are a stepdaughter, Laura Ann Lee, Laguna Hills, Calif.; a sister, Jessie S. Dickey, West Baden Springs and two stepgrandsons.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harrison Smith and Edward B. Smith, M.D.
(Dec. 27, 1998)

ESTHER RABER
MONTGOMERY-Esther Darlene Raber, 20, died at her residence Monday at 12:50 p.m.
The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at the family residence with home ministers officiating. Interment will be in Stoll Cemetery. Friends may call anytime.
Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on Sept. 16, 1978, in Washington to Floyd and Mary Margaret (Knepp) Raber, who survive.
Raber was an Old Order Amish Church member.
Also surviving are her grandparents, Abraham and Viola Knepp, Loogootee and Jerome and Naomi Raber, Montgomery; six brothers, Floyd David, Raymond Devon and Abraham Dale Raber, all at home; Darrell Wayne Raber, Plainville; Delmar Joe Raber, Odon; Daniel Jason Raber, Humboldt, Ill. and a sister, Margaret Diane Raber, at home.
(Dec. 28, 1998)

LUKE McCOY
WHEATLAND-Luke A. McCoy, 19, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital from injuries he suffered in an automobile accident in Knox County Monday morning.
The funeral will be at the Harris Funeral Home, Monroe City, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with interment in the Hamline Chapel Cemetery, Monroe City.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. until services.
He was born on June 10, 1979, in Vincennes to James and Traci (Cook) McCoy, both of Wheatland. They survive.
McCoy, a 1998 South Knox High School graduate, worked at Big A Auto Parts in Vincennes. He was also a Hoosiers Cruisers member and Brown Belt.
Also surviving are two brothers, Adam and Andrew McCoy, both of Wheatland; his grandparents, Jack and Beverly McCoy and Herb and Joyce Cook, all of Monroe City and his great-grandparents, Marie McCoy, Vincennes and Kenneth Funk, Las Animas, Colo.
(Dec. 28, 1998)

MADGE CATES
WHEATLAND-Madge A. Cates, 78, died on SR61 in Monroe City following an automobile accident Monday morning.
The funeral will be at the Goodwin Family Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes, Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the Walnut Grove Cemetery, Monroe City. The Rev. Ray Tromley will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
She was born on Aug. 17, 1920, in Knox County to Phillip and Gladys (Like) Harrell. They preceded her in death. She married Charles Cates on Nov. 17, 1940 and he preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1992.
Cates was a homemaker and helped out on the family farm. She was also a Walnut Grove Methodist Church member.
Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Holman and Sue Meyer, both of Vincennes; a brother, Wade Harrell, Monroe City; a sister, Lelah Mize, Monroe City; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild
She was also preceded in death by a brother.
(Dec. 28, 1998)

MILTON ARTHUR
Milton Fitzgerald Arthur, 89, formerly of SR257 South, who has lived the last eight years at the Washington Nursing Center, died at the Daviess County Hospital Monday at 2:07 p.m.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
He was born on April 6, 1909, in Daviess County to Austin O. ìDocî and Omie E. (Fitzgerald) Arthur. He married Jeanette Fulk on May 14, 1938 and she preceded him in death on Jan. 15, 1992.
Arthur, a Glendale High School graduate, was a retired teacher working for 42 years in the Daviess County Schools system. He was an Indiana Normal Teachers College graduate and attended Oakland City College, Vincennes University and Indiana University. He was also a 50-year member and past master of Glendale Lodge #461 F&AM; Washington Chapter #92 RAM; Washington Council #67 R&SM; Washington Commandry #33 Knight Templar; Scottish Rite in Evansville; Indiana State Teacherís Association and AARP. He was also a Glendale Methodist Church member.
Surviving are two sons, Gerald M. Arthur, Indianapolis and John A. Arthur, Cleveland, Ohio; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ellen and Helen and a brother, Judge James Arthur.
(Dec. 28, 1998)

BETTY GIBSON
Josephine Elizabeth ìBettyî Gibson, 64, 203 Hillside Drive, died at 9:25 a.m. Monday in the Daviess County Hospital Emergency Room.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Dennis Patton will officiate. Interment will be in the Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday until service time.
She was born on July 6, 1934, in Washington to William Joseph and Alma Lottie (Vowell) Riney. She married Dale P. Gibson on June 5, 1955 and he survives.
Gibson, a 1952 Washington High School graduate, was a retired nurse working at the Daviess County Hospital from 1956 to 1981. She was a Vincennes University/Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing graduate in 1955. She was also a Rainbow Club, Rebeccah Lodge, Birthday Club and Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church member.
Also surviving are two daughters, Cindy Cornelius, Odon and Barbara Sanders, Russiaville, Ind.; a son, Mike Gibson, Huntingburg; six grandchildren; her stepfather, Robert Stroud, Paoli; two sisters, Patty Masten, Indianapolis and Janice Rider, Huntingburg; three stepsisters, Ella Mae Perkins, Anderson; Roberta Ash, Kokomo and Janice Smock, Paoli and a stepbrother, Larry Stroud, Paoli.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Osmon and a brother, Bill Riney.
(Dec. 28, 1998)

ORVAL PADGETT
SANDBORN-Orval L. Padgett, 72, died at 11:07 p.m. Sunday at the Owensville Convalescent Center.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Anderson-Poindexter Sandborn Chapel. The Rev. Don Techenor will officiate with interment in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Bramble.
Friends may call tonight from 4 to 8.
He was born on Feb. 20, 1926, in Bramble to Frank and Effie May (Doyle) Padgett. They preceded him in death.
Padgett was a mechanic with NWSC Crane for 30 years and a truck driver for Altons in Vincennes. He retired in 1988. He attended the Pleasant Hill Community Church, was a Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1484 member and an U.S. Army World War II veteran. He lived in this area for his entire life.
Surviving are three sons, Stephen L. Padgett, Princeton; Ricky Joe Padgett, Bloomington and James Darrin Padgett, Columbus, Ind.; three grandchildren; a brother, Joe Padgett, Loogootee and Barbara ìBobî Campbell, Elnora.
He was also preceded in death by a sister. (Dec. 27, 1998)
 

Obituaries and Funerals for Dec. 28, 1998

JOHN SEALS JR.
LOOGOOTEE-John Seals Jr., 70, died at 2:19 p.m. Saturday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee, with burial to follow in the Goodwill Cemetery, Loogootee. There will be military graveside services conducted by the American Legion.
Visitation is tonight from 2 to 8 at the funeral home.
He was born on Feb. 11, 1928, in Martin County to John and Elizabeth (Hotz) Seals. He married Harriette Spears and she survives.
Seals was a registered watchmaker and owner of the former Seals Jewelry Store in Loogootee for 35 years. He was Korean Army veteran and a Loogootee American Legion member.
Also surviving are two sons, John M. and J. Mike Seals, both of Loogootee; a daughter, Patti Farhar, Loogootee; three brothers, Cecil and Wilson Seals, both of Loogootee and Max Seals, Yakima, Wash. and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Orville and David Seals.
(Dec. 26, 1998)

MARIANNE LARSON
BAYONET POINT, Fla.-Marianne Larson, 56, died at her residence Dec. 23 at 3:27 p.m.
The funeral with graveside services will be at the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg, Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Steve Frederick will officiate.
There will be no visitation.
She was born in Oakland City to John L. and A. Jean Smith Blaize on Oct. 29, 1942. Her father survives along with her stepmother, Peggy Blaize, in Petersburg. She married David Larson and he survives in Bayonet Point, Fla.
Also surviving is a son, Shawn D. Larson, England.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Debbie Lynn Blaize and her grandparents, Virgil E. and Inez G. Blaize.
(Dec. 23, 1998)

NORA KINMAN
The funeral for Nora L. Kinman was at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. The Rev. Mark Nielson officiated. Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg.
Pallbearers were: Mike Johnson, Steve Ingersoll, Bryan Wilson, Harold Cummings, Tom Rainey, Eugene Maxwell and Clayton Gilmore.

DOROTHY DILLON
The funeral for Dorothy M. Dillon was at 11 a.m. today at the McClure Funeral Home, Bruceville. The Rev. Raymond Willsey officiated. Interment was in the Bruceville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Morris Lucas, Lee Dillon, Wesley Lucas, Mark Dillon, David W. Dillon and Ed Yocum.

GLADYS HUFF
The funeral for Gladys Huff was at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington. Interment was in the Wheatland Cemetery. Bro. Steve Huff officiated.
Pallbearers were: Mike Troutman, Terry McCrary, Mike Snyder, Steve Huff, Randy Huff and James Huff.
 
 

Obituaries Dec. 26, 1998
BILLY GUY MITCHELL
HENDERSON, Ky.-- Billy Guy Mitchell, 72, formerly of Washington, died at 11:32 p.m., Thursday at HealthsouthóTri-State Rehabilitation Hospital in Evansville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Baptist Temple. Reverend R. Joseph Tricquet, Jr., will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and until 10 a.m. Monday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home, 604 Center St., Henderson, Ky.
Pallbearers will be Allan VanMeter, Sherman ìButchî Mitchell, Steve VanMeter, Walter Downs, Jerry Griffin, and Jimmy Griffin.
He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Temple, where he served as deacon emeritus. He also was co-founder and charter member at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington. He was a member of Jerusalem Masonic Lodge No. 9 and Hadi Shrine Temple of Evansville. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, serving on the USS Clouse, was retired from the City of Washington, after 22 years of service, and owned and operated Raineyís Sporting Goods in Washington.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Joy A.; a daughter, Marcy Mitchell of Henderson, Ky.; a son, David G. Mitchell of Evansville; a brother, Bud Mitchell of Henderson, Ky.; a half-sister, Vickie Mitchell of St. Charles, Mo.; a half-brother, Jack Mitchell of Jackson, Ky.; and a granddaughter.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to American Diabetes Association, 721 West Main Street, Suite 102, Louisville, Ky. 40202.
(Dec. 24, 1998)
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 24, 1998
NORA KINMAN
MONROE CITY-Nora L. Kinman, 86, died of heart failure at the Good Samaritan Hospital Wednesday at 8:40 a.m.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. The Rev. Mark Nielson will officiate. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 9 a.m. until services Sunday.
She was born on Nov. 5, 1912, in Washington State to Walter and Sallie (Tisdale) English. She married Glen Kinman on Oct. 7, 1936 and he survives.
Kinman was a Wilson Creek Baptist Church, Monroe City, member.
Also surviving are three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Melba Sue Finley; two brothers, Glen and the Rev. Dallas English and three sisters, Beulah Carlisle, Ada Like and May Johnson.
(Dec. 23, 1998)
DOROTHY DILLON
BRUCEVILLE-Dorothy M. Dillon, 85, died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Gentlecare Nursing Home, Vincennes.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bruceville. The Rev. Raymond Willsey officiated. Interment will be in the Bruceville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bruceville Chapel.
She was born on Nov. 21, 1913 in Metropolis, Ill. to Ottmar and Rosa Castleman. She married Lloyd E. Dillon on Nov. 7, 1936 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1991.
Dillon worked at the Hillcrest Hospital and was last with special education at that location. She retired in 1978. She had lived in the Bruceville area since 1951. She was a Senior Citizens group member and Washington Boat Club life member.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Loydean Present, Evansville and Nellie R. Dillon, Indianapolis; three sons, William David and Fred Dillon, both of Bicknell and Everett Dillon, Bruceville.; a sister, Mary Ackman Lloyd, Washington; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
(Dec. 23, 1998)

WILLIAM WEATHERS
The funeral for William ìDocî Weathers was at 1:30 p.m. today at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. The Rev. Cynthia Jennison officiated. Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Graveside services was conducted by the Petersburg VFW. Pallbearers were: Howard Briscoe, George McClellan, Dr. Wes Elbert, James Nelson, Randall Harris and Robert Waddle.
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 23, 1998
DOROTHY DILLON
BRUCEVILLE-Dorothy M. Dillon, 85, died at 12:15 this morning at the Gentle Care Nursing Home, Vincennes.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the McClure Funeral Home, Bruceville.
(Dec. 23, 1998)
WILLIAM WEATHERS
PETERSBURG-William A. ìDocî Weathers, 86, died of heart failure at the Good Samaritan Hospital Tuesday at 5:57 p.m.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. The Rev. Cynthia Jennison will officiate. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Graveside services will be conducted by the Petersburg VFW.
Visitation will be at the funeral home tonight from 4 to 8 and Thursday from 8 a.m. until services. Masonic services will be at 7 tonight at the funeral home.
He was born in Pike County on Oct. 14, 1912 to William T. ìShepî and Abbie (Anderson) Weathers. He married Rosemary F. Franklin and she survives.
Weathers was a principal, coach and school teacher at Petersburg High School. He was also a Main Street Presbyterian Church, Petersburg; Pike Masonic Lodge #121, York Rite and Hadi Shrine, Evansville; VFW, American Legion, Moose Lodge, Petersburg; Kiwanis, Petersburg and Elks Lodge, Washington, member.
Also a son, Robert Weathers, Petersburg, survives.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilburn B. ìHopî and Rex Weathers and a sister, Lucille Minnis.
(Dec. 22, 1998)

GLADYS HUFF
Gladys Huff, 79, Oakwood Trailer Court, died at her residence Tuesday at 7:58 p.m. She was in failing health for two years and was seriously ill for a week.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington. Interment will be in the Wheatland Cemetery. Bro. Steve Huff will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and after 10 a.m. Sunday.
She was born on March 23, 1919 in Pike County to Frank and Ada Dunn. She married Claude Huff and he preceded her in death in 1983.
Huff was a homemaker.
Surviving are a son, Arby L. Huff, Odon; three daughters, Claudia Holloway and Donna Dawson, both of Washington and Nancy Huff, Vincennes; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill Dunn, Bicknell; two sisters, Evelyn Cummings and Bertha Jean Harris, both of Washington and two halfbrothers, Bert and Freddie Purdue, both of Washington.
She was preceded in death by a brother, David Daniel Dunn.
(Dec. 22, 1998)
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 22, 1998
GERALDINE RACH
ROYAL OAK, Mich.-Geraldine M. Rach, 75, died in the William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Mich., Friday. She had a long history of pulmonary and cardiac problems.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. today with interment following at the St. Joseph Valley Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Welsheimer Funeral Home, 17033 Cleveland Road, South Bend.
She was born in Pekin, Ill. to Walter A. and Marie (McGee) Dodge on Oct. 22, 1923. She married Robert H. Rach, a former control chemist with U.S. Rubber, on Jan. 20, 1943. He preceded her in death on May 12, 1997.
Rach, a Pekin High School graduate, moved to South Bend. She went to work and began raising their family while her husband served with the U.S. Army in the Philippines in World War II. Her husband, after the war, returned to work at the U.S. Rubber plant in Mishawaka, later transferring to the companyís facilities in Washington. She was also a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi.
Surviving are two children, Bobbie Jean Streeter, Farmington Hills, Mich. and Robert H. Rach, Jr., Sioux Falls, S.D.; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and a sister, Anna Irene Rach, Granger, Ind.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters.
(Dec. 18, 1998)

RICHARD FEHLINGER
VINCENNES-Richard John Fehlinger, 74, died at 12:01 a.m. Monday in Vincennes.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Brockman & Son Funeral Home, Vincennes. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Vincennes.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.
He was born to Sylvester and Jeanette (Teague) Fehlinger in Indianapolis on June 5, 1924. His father preceded him in death while his mother, Jeanette Johnson, Indianapolis, survives. He married Maysel Killian Fehlinger on Nov. 18, 1945 in Vincennes. She survives.
Fehlinger was a World War II Navy veteran having served in the South Pacific. He was also a former owner/operator of Killian Electric.
Also surviving are two sons, Douglas James Fehlinger, Vincennes and Richard John Fehlinger, Jr., Indianapolis; two sisters, Marian Smith, Zionsville, Ind. and Sue Ruch, Berwick, Pa.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
(Dec. 21, 1998)

ERIC BAKER
A funeral mass for Eric M. Baker was at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Fr. Leo Kiesel officiated. Pallbearers were: Brian Lannan, Tim Lukonski, Bryan Weaver, Jason Waggoner, Will Trout, Ben Trout, Joey Matthews and Jack Polson.

MELVA SELBY
The funeral for Melva M. Selby was at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. The Rev. Bob Napier officiated. Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Pallbearers were: Dee Floyd, Johnny Lane, Jim Conn, Jerry Lane, Eddie Fulcher and John Lane.

DORIS KNIGHT
The funeral for Doris A. Knight was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment was in the Knights Chapel Cemetery, Petersburg. Bro. Eddie Willis officiated.

LOUIS GIBSON JR.
Funeral services for Louis Gibson Jr. were Saturday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. The Revs. Bert Duckwall and James D. McCallie officiated.
Pallbearers were: Jack Divine, Mark Divine, Randy Cochran, T.J. Cochran, Robie Cochran, Mark Gibson, Jim Huebner and Charlie Yarnell.
Military graveside services were conducted by the American Legion. Chaplain was Glen Arvin; sgt. of arms, Tom Harder; color guard, Herb Sherfick and Sherman Winger; color bearers, Hubert Nickerson and Bill Farrell and flag holders were Roberd D. Jones and Bill Lee. Firing squad included: Wayne Brett, Clyde Hawkins, Paul Harder, Dean Walls, Harley Bratton, Charlie Sorrells, Don Brown and Vic Furhman. Honorary were: Mike Greene, Tim Strange, Wayne Burch, Virgil Harper, Roy Daugherty and James Wagoner.
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 18, 1998
ERIC BAKER
INDIANAPOLIS-Eric Matthew Baker, 21, formerly of Loogootee, died at 1:55 p.m. Thursday at the Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee with burial in the St. John Catholic Cemetery, Loogootee.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. A prayer service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
He was born on June 10, 1977, in Jasper to Tracy K. and Mary (Matthews) Baker. His father survives in Indianapolis while his mother, Mary Edwards survives in Cannelburg.
Baker, a 1995 Loogootee High School graduate, received an associate degree in architectural engineering technology from ITT Technical Institute in Indianapolis in 1997. He would have graduated from ITT Technical Institute in Indianapolis in February 1999 with a degree in Computer Visualization Technology earning a 4.0 grade point average.
He was a St. John Church, Loogootee, member and was also a former St. John Catholic Church youth group member. He was also a Loogootee High School Basketball Team student manager while in high school and was secretary of the 3D Computer Users Group.
Also surviving are his stepfather, Paul Edwards, Cannelburg; his stepmother, Rose Bradley-Baker, Indianapolis; his grandparents, Jerome and Frances Cahill Matthews, Loogootee and Ruth Kay Roberts, Montgomery and a sister, Amber Baker, Cannelburg.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Vernon Baker. (Dec. 17, 1998)
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 17, 1998
LOUIS GIBSON, JR.
SHOALS-Louis Gibson, Jr., 69, died at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. Burial will follow in the Goodwill Cemetery in Loogootee. Military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
He was born on Jan. 20, 1929, in Martin County to Louis G. and Laverne (Smiley) Gibson. His mother survives in Loogootee while his father preceded him in death. He married Annabell Divine on July 15, 1950. She survives.
Gibson was a farmer and U.S. Navy veteran. He was also a Shoals American Legion member and was of the Protestant faith.
Also surviving are a son, Rick Alan Gibson, Shoals; a daughter, Vicky Lynn Bauernfiend, Shoals; two brothers, Woodie Gibson, Loogootee and Ed Gibson, Indianapolis; two sisters, Sharon Garrett, Loogootee and Norma Cochran, Indianapolis and four grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Gibson in 1975.
&nb sp; (Dec. 16, 1998)
MELBA FLINN
A funeral mass for Melba Flinn was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the St. John Catholic Church, Loogootee. Fr. Leo Kiesel officiated. Pallbearers were: Jack Flinn, Kelly Flinn, Bryan Flinn, Steven Flinn, Joseph Flinn, Eric Flinn and Kyle Flinn.

LORETTA HOLSTINE
The funeral for Loretta M. Holstine was at Gill Chapel Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The Revs. Gerald Wiebert and Robert Koenig officiated. Interment was in the Plainville Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Ray, Ralph, Leroy and Marvin Holstine, Ted Rusk and Dennis Eaton.

LENA SWAIN
The funeral for Lena L. Swain was at 10:30 a.m. today at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Winslow. The Rev. Lee Ayers officiated. Pallbearers were: Greg Swain, Leland Swain, Gesse Swain and Jerry Johnson.
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 16, 1998
LENA SWAIN
NAMPA, Idaho - Lena L. Swain, 59, formerly of Petersburg, died from a stroke at the Mercey Medical Center, Nampa, Idaho, Sunday at 3:22 p.m. She had been suffer from a lengthy illness of Parkinsonís Disease.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment will in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Winslow. The Rev. Lee Ayers will officiate. Visitation is tonight at the funeral home from 4 to 8 and Thursday from 8 a.m. until services.
She was born in Olney, Ill. on Oct. 17, 1939, to Edison R. and Leona (Beard) Johnson. Her father preceded her in death while her mother, Leona Willis, survives in Petersburg. Also her stepmother, Grace Johnson, survives in Winslow. She married Dwight Swain and he preceded her in death in 1994.
Also surviving are a son, Greg Swain, Nampa, Idaho; a daughter, Rea Lenette Swain, Nampa, Idaho; two brothers, George E. and Jerry F. Johnson, both of Petersburg and a sister, Arbutus Reed, Petersburg.
(Dec. 13, 1998)

CLARICE SANDEFER
EDWARDSPORT-Clarice Ruth Sandefer, 82, died at the Crestview Nursing Home, Vincennes, Sunday at 2 a.m.
The funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with graveside services at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Frank Renner officiated.
She was born in Jackson County, Ind. on May 21, 1916, to Basil E. and Bertha (Hudson) Patrick. She married John Henry Sandefer in Princeton on Aug. 29, 1939. He preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1983.
Sandefer was a homemaker and St. Philip Neri Church member. She was formerly of Wheatland and Edwardsport since 1970.
Surviving are two sons, John A. Sandefer, Monroe City and Stephen M. Sandefer, Bicknell; four sisters, Martha Roberson, Washington; Joan Corey, Lowell, Ind., Goldie Moore, Vincennes and Loarine Cushman, Bement, Ill.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, James Patrick, Sr., Bill and Dick Patrick and a granddaughter.
(Dec. 13, 1998)

ROBERT MEEK
PLAINVILLE-Robert ìBudî Meek, 56, died at the Daviess County Hospital Extended Care Unit Tuesday at 10:40 p.m. He had been in failing health for six months and seriously ill for two months.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sugarland Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Entombment will be at the Sugarland Memory Gardens. The Revs. Tom Leighty and Bill House will officiate.
There will be no calling. Those wanting to attend service may meet at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington, at 9 a.m. for procession to cemetery Friday.
He was born on March 27, 1942, in Daviess County to Ray and Dorothy (Woodruff) Meek. He married Mildred Riggins on Oct. 30, 1975 and she survives.
Meek, a 1960 Odon High School graduate, was retired in 1993 from Westinghouse after 32 years as unit manager. He was employed at the Sugarland Memory Gardens for two years as a caretaker. He was a Shiloh Church of God member. He was also a member of the 1959 Odon High School Semi-State Basketball team and Little League coach for several years.
Surviving are his children, Perry Meek, Bedford; Steve Meek, Odon; Cheryl Collins and Steve Sims, both of Sarasota, Fla.; five grandchildren and two sisters, Sue House, New Castle and Barbara McKinney, Lakeland, Fla.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Daviess County Cancer Society.
(Dec. 15, 1998)

MARIE LADISLAS
The funeral for Marie Ladislas was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. The Rev. Frank Renner officiated. Interment was at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.

FRANCES FRAKES
The funeral for Frances M. Frakes was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Steve Kaetzel officiated. Interment was in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals.
Pallbearers were: James Strawn, Dennis Himsel, Troy Zollars, Ben Trousdale, Larry Trousdale and Mark Williams.

REX SIMS
The funeral for Rex H. Sims was at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Frady United Methodist Church. The Revs. Don Techenor and Jerry Weibert officiated. Interment was in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Cris Bowman, Greg Bowman, Mike Vaught, Cory Vaught, Richard Baker and in memory of Robert Vaught.

DELLA TAYLOR
Services were conducted for Della A. Taylor at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals, with interment in the Trinity Springs Cemetery. The Rev. Claude Chastain officiated. Pallbearers were: Scott Taylor, Chris Taylor, Junior Taylor, Mike Taylor, Billy Taylor, Darrell Taylor, Scott Melvin and Carl Rush, Jr.

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 15, 1998
GEORGE McCANN
NORTH VERNON-George McCann 85, died Sunday at the Seymour Memorial Hospital. He had been suffering from a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Maryís Church. The Rev. John Schoettelkotte will officiate. There will be military graveside services in Vernon Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight at the Vance, Fisher, Sawyer Funeral Home Chapel in North Vernon with a rosary service at 7.
He was born to John and Blanch (Shearer) McCann on Aug. 11, 1913 in Jennings County, Ind. They preceded him in death. He married Claudia Barlow on Dec. 12, 1939 at the St. Maryís Catholic Church, North Vernon. She preceded him in death.
McCann was a B&O, C&O Railroad conductor from Washington on Cincinnati. He was also a farmer and World War II Army veteran. He was a St. Maryís Catholic Church member.
Surviving is a sister, Phyllis Ridlen, Scottsburg.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Phoebe McCann and a brother, James B. McCann.
(Dec. 13, 1998)

WILLIAM BULLOCK
GREENWOOD-William E. Bullock, 70, died at the Veteranís Hospital, Indianapolis,Saturday.
The funeral will be will be at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the Daniel F. OíRiley Funeral Home followed by Mass at Our Lady of Greenwood Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Daniel F. OíRiley Funeral Home.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1928 in Indianapolis to Lawrence Thomas and Veronica Marie (Haag) Bullock. They preceded him in death. He married Jessie Leona Wilson on Oct. 4, 1952 and she survives.
Bullock had been a machinist for 25 years. He retired from Aircraft Contours in 1977 after 10 years of employment. He was an American Legion Post 88 and Veterans of Foreign War Ernie Pyle Post 1120 member. He had also served in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are five daughters, Kathy McAfee, Connie Nelson and Roxann Lagle, all of New Whiteland; Chris Dougherty, Indianapolis and Rita Hawk; three sons, Larry, Bill and Mark Bullock, all of Greenwood; two sisters, Marilyn Goode, Cannelburg and Jacqueline Adams, Florida; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
(Dec. 12, 1998)

DONALD MILES
A mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Simonís Church for the funeral of Donald E. Miles. Fr. David Martin was the celebrant. Interment was in St. Johnís Cemetery. Pallbearers were: John Mangin, Bernard Massie and Greg, Phillip Douglas, Jim and Joe Miles. Full military honors were accorded by the American Legion-VFW Honor Guard.

MAE SPICER
The funeral for Mae C. Spicer was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McClure Funeral Home in Bicknell. Interment was in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Warren Stewart officiated.

HAZEL NELSON
The funeral for Hazel J. Nelson was at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Monday at 10:30 a.m. Interment was at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Winslow. Bro. George Fiscus officiated. Pallbearers were: Brian Nelson, Jeremy Sample, Tom Nelson, Arron Sample, Bob Nelson and Mike Nelson.
 
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 14, 1998
GEORGE McCANN
NORTH VERNON-George McCann died Sunday.
Services will be Wednesday at the Vance & Fisher Funeral Home in North Vernon. McCann was a B&O, C&O conductor from Washington on Cincinnati.
(Dec. 13, 1998)
GLENMORE CLIFFORD
SANDBORN-Glenmore David Clifford, 78, died at 11:42 p.m. on Friday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at the Sandborn United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joe Montgomery will officiate. Interment will be at the Stafford Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at the Anderson-Poindexter Sandborn Chapel then the body moved to the church with viewing from 11 a.m. until the service hour.
He was born in Emerson on Oct. 2, 1920 to Merle R. and Golda M. (Wittenmyer) Clifford. They preceded him in death. He married Martha I. Newcomer on July 18, 1943 and she preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 1992.
Clifford was a farmer and had lived most of his life in Knox and Green counties. He was a Sandborn United Methodist Church and American Legion member and a former school board member for L & M School.
Surviving are a son, Kenneth E. Clifford, Carlisle; three daughters, Carolyn Sue Abshire, Carmel; Nancy Lou Lynch, Avon and Diana Lee Kresge, Middleton, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Clifford, Terre Haute and Merle Wayne Clifford, Switz City and four sisters, Virginia Stremming and Vera Wall, both of Sandborn; Shirley Holland, Floyd Knob and Betty Walters, Altamont Springs, Fla.
He was also preceded in death by a son, David Clifford and two brothers.
(Dec. 11, 1998)

REX SIMS
ODON-Rex H. Sims, 78, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital Friday at 10:14 p.m. He had been in failing health for three weeks.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Frady United Methodist Church, Raglesville. The Revs. Don Techenor and Jerry Weibert will officiate. Interment will be in the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Odon.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at the Poindexer-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Odon and from 10 a.m. until service time at the church Wednesday.
He was born on July 26, 1920 to Omer and Myrtle (Flinn) Sims. He married Vivian Marie Chestnut on July 26, 1941 and she survives.
Sims was retired from Crane NSWC in 1976 after 30 years. He was a lifelong Daviess County resident and United Methodist Church member. He was also an Army veteran serving in World War II.
Also surviving are two daughters, Christy Vaught, Odon and Linda Bowman Baker, Indianapolis; four grandsons and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Goldie Lee and a brother, Willis Monk Sims.
(Dec. 11, 1998)

MAE SPICER
BICKNELL-Mae C. Spicer, 93, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital Friday at 9:26 p.m.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McClure Funeral Home in Bicknell. Interment will be in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
She was born on April 24, 1905 in Sandborn to Walker and Flora (Bowman) Coates. She married Fletcher Spicer on Dec. 7, 1941 and he preceded her in death on June, 9, 1989.
Spicer was a former Chicago resident returning to Bicknell in 1972.
Surviving are several nephews and nieces including, Frank and Bill Coates, Bicknell; Judy Coates, Kokomo and Bonnie Kirchoff, Sulfer Springs, Ind.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.
(Dec. 11, 1998)

MELBA FLINN
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-Melba Brothers Flinn, 65, formerly of Indianapolis, died at her residence Thursday.
A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the St. John Catholic Church, Loogootee, with burial to follow in the St. John Catholic Church Cemetery, Loogootee.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 tonight at the funeral home.
She was born on Sept. 9, 1933 in Martin County to Geoffrey and Amie Sanders Brothers.
Flinn was a retired hair stylist and Holy Name Catholic Church, Beech Grove, member.
Surviving are a daughter, Terri Browder, Jacksonville, Fla.; four sons, Steven Flinn, Erlanger, Ky. and Jack, Kelly and Bryan Flinn, all of Palm Beach, Fla.; a brother, Frank Brothers, Loogootee; three sisters, Jean Greenwell, Loogootee and Lila Walker and Dianne Buzan, both of Olney, Ill. and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers.
(Dec. 10, 1998)

FRANCES FRAKES
Frances ìFranî Mae Frakes, 72, 256 Apraw Road, died at 9:40 p.m. Saturday at the Washington Nursing Center.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Steve Kaetzel will officiate. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 tonight and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.
She was born on Feb. 1, 1926 in Shoals to Noble E. and Georgia (Stephens) Ferguson. She married Donald B. Frakes and he preceded her in death.
Frakes, a 1944 Shoals High School graduate, was a former RCA employee in Bloomington. She later worked at NWSC Crane and retired from ARMOUR. She was of the Methodist faith and a Beta Sigma Phi Sorority member.
Surviving are two daughters, Kay Trousdale, Washington and Carlene Werner, Kansas City, Kan.; two sons, Kim Mills, Washington and Keith Mills, Mundelein, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two sisters, Kathy Zollars and Donna Strawn, both of Washington. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Noble D. Ferguson.
(Dec. 12, 1998)

LORETTA HOLSTINE
Loretta M. Holstine, 90, Plainville, died at the Eastgate Manor Nursing Center Saturday at 5:45 p.m.
The funeral will be at Gill Chapel Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The Revs. Gerald Wiebert and Robert Koenig will officiate. Interment will be in the Plainville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.
She was born on Oct. 28, 1908 in Greene County to Aden and Della (Bynum) Jolliff. She married Alva Holstine on April 17, 1927 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 1971.
Holstine, a 1927 Newberry High School graduate, had been a Stanley Home Products Representative starting in 1953. She was a Cornettsville United Methodist Church member. Also, she was a Bogard Township Farm Bureau Womenís Leader, Epsom Homemakers Club member, Democrat Precinct Committeewoman for 33 years; vice chairman for two years; Senior Citizens of Plainville and AARP in Washington member.
Surviving are two daughters, Anna Mae Andrick, Greenfield, Ind. and Versie Louise Hamilton, Hot Springs, S.D.; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a sister, Versie Ault, Terre Haute. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Bush; a son, Aden Eugene Holstine and a sister, Victoria Howell.
(Dec. 12, 1998)

DELLA TAYLOR
SHOALS-Della A. Taylor, 89, died at the Bedford Regional Medical Center Friday at 4:36 p.m.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals with interment in Trinity Springs Cemetery. The Rev. Claude Chastain will officiate. Visitation is 2 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
She was born on Aug. 23, 1909 in Martin County to Rachael (Hankins) and Ramceom Chastain. They preceded her in death. She married Henry M. Taylor and he preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 1982.
Taylor was a homemaker. Also, she was an active member of the Shoals Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving are three daughters, Sylvia D. Rush, Loogootee; Lois June Conklin, Shoals and Julia C. Litton, Anderson; six sons, William E., Fredrick D., Henry ìHankî, James E. and Roger D. Taylor, all of Shoals and Gerald M. Taylor, Santa Maria, Calif.; 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Emily Hayla and Jean Silver; a brother, Peter Chastain; a sister, Cora Taylor and two grandchildren.
(Dec. 11, 1998)

MARIE LADISLAS
PHOENIX, Ariz. -Marie Ladislas, 96, formerly of Bicknell, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Phoenix.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. The Rev. Frank Renner will officiate. Interment will be at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
She was born on Aug. 1, 1902 in France to Frank and Marie (Franke) Bombe. She married Benjamin Ladislas and he preceded her in death.
Ladislas was a St. Paul Catholic Church member in Phoenix.
Surviving are a daughter, Doris M. Walch, Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Rene Bombe, Bicknell; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two daughters, three brothers, two sisters and a granddaughter.
(Dec. 11, 1998)

BYRON FROST
BICKNELL-Byron Theodore Frost, 90, at the Bicknell Rehabilitation Center Saturday at 1:40 p.m.
The funeral will be at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel, 118 North Washington St., Bicknell, Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Forrest Godin will officiate. Interment will be in the Bicknell Memorial Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel.
He was born in Knox County on Sept. 4, 1908 to John L. and Nellie G. (McDonald) Frost. He married Carrie Evans in Bicknell on Jan. 4, 1934.
Frost, Sandborn High School graduate, had set up Durham Manufacturing. He was formerly of Muncie and returned to the local area in 1992. He was a Campers Club in Muncie member.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews and his aunt, Tillie McDonald, Westphalia, Ind.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
(Dec. 12, 1998)

PAUL JULIAN BROWN
A mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Simonís Church for the funeral of Paul Julian Brown. Fr. David Martin was the celebrant. Interment was in the St. Johnís Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Brian Stinchfield, Mark Sigman, Matt Blatecky and Dennis, Chris and Allen Brown.

PAUL COSBY
Paul Cosbyís funeral was at 10:30 today at Gill Chapel. Revs. Kenneth Birkey and David Harker officiated. Interment in Sugarland Memory Gardens. American Legion and VFW accorded full military honors at graveside. Pallbearers: Brian Cosby, Bart Cosby, Joel Cosby, Todd Cosby, Chris Wade and Mike Wade.

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 12, 1998
PAUL COSBY
Paul C. Cosby, 84, 404 E. VanTrees St., Apartment 3, died at 10 a.m. Friday at the Daviess County Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gill Chapel. The Revs. Kenneth Birkey and David Harker will officiate. Interment will be in the Sugarland Memory Gardens. The American Legion and VFW will accord full military honors at graveside.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday until service time.
He was born on Sept. 3, 1914 in Daviess County to Edward L. and Ruby Ann (McCafferty) Cosby. He married Mary Lou Ruble on Dec. 4, 1937 and she preceded him in death on March 24, 1981.
Cosby, a 1932 Washington High School graduate, was a printer at the Washington Times-Herald for 52 years. He was also a First Baptist Church, American Legion, VFW and Masonic Lodge Washington No. 30 member.
Surviving are two sons, Brian Cosby, Newburgh and Bart Cosby, Petersburg; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Mickey Cosner, Bedford and two brothers, Gene and Don Cosby, both of Washington.
He was preceded in death by a sister.
(Dec. 11, 1998)

MIRANDA ANCHLIN
The funeral for Miranda Anchlin was at 1 p.m. Friday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Interment was in the Spring Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Bert Duckwall officiated. Pallbearers were: Eddie Sorrells, Mark Franklin, Albert Bauer, John Bratton, Charles Pruett and Norbert Smith.

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 11, 1998
HAZEL NELSON
PETERSBURG - Hazel J. Nelson, 95, died of heart failure at the Lyndon Lane Nursing Home, Louisville, Ky., Thursday at 5:50 p.m.
The funeral will be at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Monday at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Winslow. Bro. George Biscus will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 8 a.m. until the service at the funeral home.
She was born in Pike County on June 17, 1903 to Walter R. and Bertha (Keeton) Robinson. She married Peodker Nelson and he preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1976.
Nelson was a Brenton Chapel Church of Christ member.
Surviving are four sons, Earl Nelson, Lafayette; Robert Nelson, Louisville, Ky.; Ray Nelson, Henderson, Tenn. and Roald Nelson, Bettendorf, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
(Dec. 10, 1998)
GARY STAFFORD
The funeral for Gary A. Stafford was at the Harris Funeral Home, Monroe City, Thursday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Mark Nielson officiated. Interment was in the Walnut Grove Cemetery, Monroe City. Pallbearers were: John Dreiman, Jim Westfall, Harry Moseworth, Steve Smith, Ben Fields and Jack McCoy.

JOYCE CAMPBELL
The funeral for Joyce Campbell was at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, today at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Barry Whitaker officiated. Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Pallbearers were: Dave McFarland, Tom Brakie, Charles McFarland, Buddy DeJarnett, Al McFarland and Tom Miley.
 
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 10, 1998
PAUL JULIAN BROWN
Paul Julian Brown, 83, 208 N.W. Second St., died at 3:50 a.m. Wednesday at the Daviess County. He had been in failing health for several months and seriously ill for a month.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Simonís Church with interment in the St. Johnís Cemetery. Fr. David Martin will officiate.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and before the funeral on Saturday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. There will be a Christian wake service at 6 p.m. Friday. The Eagles Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday.
He was born on Jan. 9, 1915 in Martin County to John S. and Emma Mae (Draime) Brown. He married Ermil Colvin in Indianapolis on Nov. 14, 1936. She survives.
Brown was a retired salesman with Sears Roebuck, Wards and Home Outfitters. He came to Daviess County in 1945 and was educated in Loogootee, St. Ben, Assumption and Memorial High School in Evansville. He was a St. Simonís Church member. He was also a past president and former Eagles Lodge #414 secretary.
Also surviving are, his children, Donald, Jerry and Ken, all of Washington; Mary Jane Gill, Crystal Lake, Ill.; Edward, Hamilton, Ill. and Ann Hall, Highland, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Sister Francetta Brown, S.P., Vincennes; Sister Joanna Brown, S.P., Jasper and Frances Reinhart, Westland, Mich. and a brother, Thomas Brown, Westland, Mich.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.
(Dec. 9, 1998)
JOYCE CAMPBELL
PETERSBURG-Joyce Campbell, 69, died of heart failure at the Petersburg Health Care Center Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.
The funeral will be at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Friday at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 8 tonight and Friday from 8 a.m. until the service.
She was born on Oct. 21, 1929 in Pike County to Will and Eunice (Crawford) Jones. She married Jack Campbell and he preceded her in death on April 18, 1981.
Campbell was a VFW and Moose Ladies Auxiliary, Petersburg, member.
Surviving are a brother, Frank Jones, Petersburg and a sister, Mildred Kimbrel, Owensboro, Ky.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, William, Alpha and Virgle Jones and two sisters, Geneva and Pansy Jones.
(Dec. 8, 1998)

HILDA MORGAN
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. - Hilda B. Morgan, 97, formerly of Boone Township, Ind., died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday at the Anderson Hospital, Maryville, Ill.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper with burial to follow in the Lemmons Cemetery in Boone Township. The Rev. Timothy Kraemer will officiate.
Friends may call Friday from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service at the chapel.
She was born in Boone Township on March 23, 1901 to Ulrich and Katherine (Voegel) Stradtner. She married Robert Morgan and he preceded her in death in 1987.
Surviving are a daughter, Marilee Smith, Fairview, Ill.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Chris Stradtner and three sisters, Rose Rudolph, Maggie Eck and Carrie Weisheit.
(Dec. 8 1998)

MIRANDA ANCHLIN
SHOALS-Miranda Anchlin, 97, died at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday at Gentlecare of Loogootee.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Friday.
She was born on March 26, 1901 in Shoals to Joseph and Anna (Courter) Anchlin.
Anchlin was a homemaker and Shoals United Methodist Church member.
Surviving is a brother, Courter Anchlin, Shoals.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel, Blanche and Bertha Anchlin and three brothers, Homer, Halbert and Thomas Anchlin.
(Dec. 9, 1998)

W. M. CHAPMAN
The funeral for W. M. ìBobî Chapman was at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel. Bros. Ben and David Bean officiated. Interment was at the Ebeneezer Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Kevin Chapman, Brandon Chapman, Ann Hoevel, Aaron Hoevel, Jami R. Chapman and Brandy K. Chapman.
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 9, 1998
PAUL JULIAN BROWN
Paul Julian Brown, 83, 208 N.W. Second St., died at 3:50 this morning at the Daviess County Extended Care Unit.
Arrangements are pending at the Ed Lee Mortuary.
(Dec. 9, 1998)
PATRICIA WARD
Patricia A. Ward, 51, 11 N.E. 10th St., died of cancer at the Daviess County Hospital Dec. 3 at 12:15 a.m. She had been in failing health since 1992 and seriously ill since Nov. 25.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a small memorial service following at the Daviess County Hospital chapel on the second floor.
She was born on Aug. 17, 1947 in St. Louis, Mo. to Jerome F. and Ann (Seebeck) Ward.
Ward had moved to Daviess County six years ago. She had been educated in St. Louis.
Surviving are two sons, Michael A. and Christopher S. Kielty, both of 11 N.E. 10th St. and Kimberly A. Smith, St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, Tom Ward, St. Peters, Mo. and Jim Ward, St. Louis, Mo. and Jeanette Winkler, St. Louis County, Mo.
(Dec. 3, 1998)

GARY STAFFORD
MONROE CITY-Gary A. Stafford, 51, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital at 2:58 p.m. He had been injured in an automobile accident in Knox County.
The funeral will be at the Harris Funeral Home, Monroe City. The Rev. Mark Nielson will officiate. Interment will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery, Monroe City. Veterans graveside services will be by the Petersburg VFW.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
He was born in Vincennes on Aug. 16, 1947 to Horace ìChuckî and Evelyn (Junkin) Stafford. His father preceded him in death while his mother survives in Monroe City.
Stafford was employed by Prestolite and Knox County KCARC. He was a Vietnam veteran.
Also surviving are a daughter, Brandy Stafford, Monroe City; a step-daughter, Cheryl Worland, Princeton; four brothers, Don Stafford, Monroe City; Prentice Stafford, Petersburg; Von Stafford, Louisville, Ky. and Joe Stafford, Owensville; two sisters, Dorothy Like, Monroe City and Ann Heffington, Harrisburg, Ill. and four stepgrandchildren.
A sister, Ruth Hazelman, preceded her in death.
(Dec. 7, 1998)

DONALD MILES
BAY PINES, Fla.-Donald E. Miles, 60, former local resident, died at 6:35 a.m. Saturday at the VA Hospital in Bay Pines, Fla.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Simonís Church with interment in St. Johnís Cemetery. Fr. David Martin will officiate.
Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and before the funeral hour on Friday. There will be a Christian wake service at 5 p.m. Thursday.
He was born on Aug. 21, 1938 in Washington to Charles A. and Irma (Rummel) Miles. They preceded him in death. His stepfather, David Edwards, also preceded him in death.
Miles, a 1957 Washington Catholic High School graduate, was a chef at various restaurants and had moved to Florida in 1979. He was also a Northwood College, West Baden, Ind., graduate. He had attended St. Simonís Church when he was a Washington resident and was a King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church member in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was also a member of the Air Force Reserve and on active duty during the Berlin Crisis. He a was a disabled veteran.
Surviving are a brother, Phillip D. Miles, Washington; three stepbrothers, Bob Edwards, Indiana; Bill Edwards, Illinois and Norman Edwards, Ohio and a stepsister, Darlene Dyal, Memphis, Tenn. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Junior Edwards. (Dec. 5, 1998)

JAMES WALFORD
A mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Maryís Church for the funeral of James Lloyd Walford with Fr. Lowell Will as the celebrant. Interment was in St. Johnís Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Ty and Eric Walford, Tony, Matt and Tom Abrell and Chris Hayes.
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 8, 1998
WILLIAM CHAPMAN
William Merritt ìBobî Chapman, 90, formerly of Clover Drive, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Washington Nursing Center.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel. Bros. Ben and David Bean will officiate. Interment will be at the Ebeneezer Cemetery.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday. Masonic services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
He was born on July 28, 1908 in Daviess County to William and Martha (McCafferty) Chapman. He married Mabel G. Sharum on Feb. 18, 1939 and she preceded him in death on Feb. 28, 1988.
Chapman was a retired farmer and Daviess County Highway Department employee. He was also a Glendale Masonic Lodge #461 member and served as an Ebeneezer Cemetery trustee for many years.
Surviving are his great niece and nephew, Terry and Anna Lou Chapman, Rt. 4, who cared for him and a sister, Marie Robinson, Washington.
He was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.
(Dec. 6, 1998)
NORMA WYGAL
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-Norma Wygal, 60, former Wheatland resident, died at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday.
The funeral will be at the Wheatland Christian Church Thursday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Michael Duffer will officiate.
Interment will be at the Wheatland Cemetery Thursday.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1938 in Wheatland to Fred and Ruth (Weibel) Long, Jr. They preceded her in death. She married James Wygal on March 13, 1976 and he survives.
Wygal, a Wheatland High School graduate, was a Wheatland Christian Church member. She had been employed by the University of Michigan for 20 years.
Also, surviving are a brother, Bill Long, Wheatland and a sister, Effie Conrad, Vincennes.
She was also preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Memorials may be made to the choice of the donor.
(Dec. 6, 1998)

KURT LICHLYTER
IRELAND, Ind.- Kurt A. Lichlyter, 31, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. He had been diagnosed with a brain tumor he had for the past four years.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ireland, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 to 9 tonight at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel, Jasper. Combined Rosary will be at 8 tonight by the St. Mary Parish, Jasper High School Class of 1985 and the Ireland K of C.
He was born in Jasper on May 11, 1967 to Robert and Beverly (Small) Lichlyter. They survive. He married Kim Blessigner on July 15, 1989 at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntingburg. She survives.
Lichlyter, a 1985 Jasper High School graduate, was a partner in the Lichlyter Farming operations and also had worked at the Jasper Engine Exchange in Jasper. He was a St. Mary Catholic Church and Ireland K of C member.
Also surviving are: a son, Kyle and a daughter, Abbey, both at home; maternal grandmother, Alma Small, Huntingburg; a sister, Kim Moeller, Ireland; and four brothers, Michael Lichlyter, Jasper; Rick Lichlyter, Huntingburg; Pat Lichlyter, Ireland and Jason Lichlyter, Fairfield, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Mary Church or to Family Hospice of Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.
(Dec. 5, 1998)

JEAN MOORE
The funeral for Jean D. Moore was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. The Rev. David Brown officiated. Interment was at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Dave Cullen, Bob Powers, Wally Cullen, Edward Mason, Bob Russell and Jerry Russell.

JESSIE KAISER
The funeral for Jessie Kaiser was at 10 a.m. Monday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Odon. The Rev. Carl Fields officiated. Interment was in the Shephard Cemetery, Carlisle. Pallbearers were: William Lundy, Adam Ash, Matthew Fox, Thomas G. Kasier, Ryan Fields, John Summers, John Aaron Kaiser and Craig Ash.

VELMA JOHNSON
The funeral for Velma J. Johnson was at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. William Malott officiated. Interment was at the Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Arthur Price, William Boger, William Lashley, Eugene Rhodes, Hugh McLemore and Joseph Ritterskamp.
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 7, 1998
DONALD MILES
FLORIDA-Donald E. Miles, 60, a former local resident, died at Bay Pines VA Hospital in Florida at 6:35 a.m. Saturday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ed Lee Mortuary.
(Dec. 6, 1998)
WILLIAM CHAPMAN
Wm. ìBobî Chapman, 90, formerly of Clover Drive, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Washington Nursing Center.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(Dec. 6, 1998)

JEAN MOORE
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. - Jean D. Moore, former Bicknell resident, 94, died at 12:25 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville, Ill.
The funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. The Rev. David Brown will officiate. Interment will be at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the McClure Funeral Home.
She was born on Nov. 26, 1904 in Stockdale, Pa. to John D. and Catherine (Christie) Moore.
Moore had been a school teacher at one time; a buyer for Marshall Fields in Chicago; a Secy at the Great Lakes Navel Station during World War II and also an Prudential Insurance employee. She was also an Episcopal Church, Evanston, Ill., member.
Surviving are two sisters, Agnes Barr, Bicknell and Mary Osborne, Sarasota, Fla. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
(Dec. 5, 1998)

RALPH HINKLE SR.
A mass was celebrated at 10 this morning at St. Simonís Church for the funeral of Ralph H. Hinkle, Sr. with Fr. David Martin as the celebrant. Interment was in the St. Johnís Cemetery. Pallbearers were his sons: Ralph H., Jr., Joseph, Bernard, Thomas, Eugene and Michael Hinkle.
Also, omitted from his obituary were his stepchildren: Betty Keller, New York City; Janet Buchalter, New York; Saundra France, Danbury, Conn. and Don Graber, Deland, Fla.
He also has two children, Stephen and John Hinkle, who preceded him in death.

JAMES WALTON
The funeral for James P. Walton was at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, this morning at 10:30. Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Pastor Dan Caldwell officiated. Pallbearers were: Chris Walton, Asa Deffendall, Jason Schisel, Marty Coleman, Nick Deffendall and Jon Robling.

JAY BLAIR
The funeral for Estil Jay Blair was at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Providence Mennonite Church with the Revs. Maury Brenneman and Daniel Wakefield officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were: Eric Blair, Robbie Blair, Aaron Blair, James Blair, Orvil Ray, Bob Graber and Tony Graber.

PAUL ARMES
The funeral for Paul F. Armes was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Valarie Foughty-Killion officiated. Interment was at the New Veale Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Kevin Huebner, Ronald Huebner, Frankie Huebner, Chris Lewis, Rodney Lewis and Mac Armes.

AGNES ROPP
The funeral for Agnes D. Ropp was at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. The Rev. Patricia Greffy officiated. Pallbearers were: Joe Wilson, Jim Hill, Gary Harker, Steve Snyder, Arthur Harker, Steve Sullivan, Mike Ropp and Ben Ropp.
 
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 5, 1998
MARY DWYER
The funeral for Mary Dwyer was at 3 p.m. Friday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Interment was at the Spring Hill Cemetery. Fr. Kenneth Betz officiated. Pallbearers were: Michael Dwyer, Brad Dwyer, James Dwyer, Charles Spurgeon, Andrew Arvin, Norbert Smith and Eugene Robbins.
BERNICE LANKFORD
BLOOMINGTON-Bernice R. Lankford, 78, died Thursday at the Bloomington Convalescent Center.
Funeral services will be at St. John Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens.
Friends may call at the Day Mortuary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
She was born on Sept. 21, 1920 in Washington to Louis F. and Martha (Carroll) Dosch. She married Claude Lee Lankford and he preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 1987.
Lankford had worked for Twin Fair before retiring and also had worked at Sarkes Tarzian. She had been a volunteer at Bloomington Hospital and had resided in Bloomington since 1954. She was a St. John Catholic Church and the VFW Auxiliary member.
Surviving are three sons, Maurice D. Lankford, Columbus; Richard L. Lankford, Indianapolis and Robert E. Lankford, Bloomington; a daughter, Janet R. Isom, Pahrump, Nev.; a sister, Roseland Beasley, Bloomington; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
(Dec. 3, 1998)

VELMA JOHNSON
COLUMBUS, Ind. - Velma Josephine Johnson, 90, formerly of 7 E. National Hwy., died at 10 p.m. Thursday at the Columbus (Ind.) Health and Rehabilitation Center.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. William Malott will officiate. Interment will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.
She was born on June 4, 1908 in Daviess County to Clyde and Mary Ellen (Sturgeon) Reddick. She married Clinton A. Johnson on July 23, 1927 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1975.
Johnson was retired from Reliance and UniRoyal employee. She had attended Washington Schools and was a First Baptist Church member. She was also an Eastern Star #210 and Fidelis Class of Church member.
Surviving are a son, Joseph Edward Johnson, Columbus; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; eight sisters, Wilma Soloman, Petersburg; Florence Williams, Louise Heffelman, Luella Allison, Shirley Miller and Donna Sinclair, all of Indianapolis; Pauline Miller, Westfield, Ind. and Jackie Landsberg, Long Beach, Calif. and three brothers, Robert Reddick, Washington; Charles Reddick, Hudsonville, Ind. and Joseph Reddick, Indianapolis.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.
(Dec. 3, 1998)

JAMES WALFORD
James Lloyd Walford, 85, 701 W. Walnut St., died at 12:15 p.m. Friday at the Daviess County Hospital. He had been in failing health for several months and seriously ill for three days.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Maryís Church. Interment will be in the St. Johnís Cemetery. Fr. Lowell Will will officiate.
Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and before the funeral on Tuesday. There will be a rosary prayed at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
He was born on April 4, 1913 in Washington to Wm. Wesley and Clara Oma (Emmons) Walford. They preceded him in death. He married Dorothy M. Clauss in 1937 and she preceded him in death on May 20, 1986.
Walford, a 1931 Washington High School graduate, was a retired coal miner. He was a lifetime resident and St. Maryís Church member. Also, he was a Eagles Lodge and United Mine Workers Union member.
Surviving are her children, Wm. Wesley, Richard and Margaret Ann Walford, all of Washington and Mary Jo Abrell, North Vernon; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Joe Walford; a grandson; two brothers and a sister.
(Dec. 4, 1998)

AGNES ROPP
PETERSBURG-Agnes D. Ropp, 88, died of heart failure at the Gibson General Hospital, Princeton, Thursday at 5:53 p.m.
The funeral will be at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. The Rev. Patricia Greffy will officiate.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
She was born in Pike County on Aug. 23, 1910 to Gus C. and Jane (Falls) Snyder. She married Fred Ropp and he preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1977.
Ropp attended the Wheeling Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Gus Ropp, Petersburg and W.F. ìPatî Ropp, Scottsbluff, Neb.; a brother, Robert Snyder, Petersburg; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
(Dec. 3, 1998)

JAMES WALTON
PETERSBURG-James P. Walton, 56, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital Friday at 8:03 a.m.
The funeral will be at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Monday at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
He was born on Dec. 27, 1941 in Pike County to Elza W. and Edith (Decker) Walton. His mother survives in Petersburg.
Walton was a welder working in construction.
Surviving are two sons, Christopher Walton, Petersburg and Timothy Walton, Columbus, Ind.; two sisters, Mary Deffendall and Mary Willis, both of Petersburg and a grandson.
(Dec. 4, 1998)

MAGGIE WHALEY
OTWELL-Maggie Whaley, 93, died of heart failure at the Amber Manor Nursing Home, Petersburg, Thursday at 9:15 p.m.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment will be in the Otwell Cemetery. Pastor Stephen Shaw will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight and 9 a.m. until services Sunday at the funeral home.
She was born in Pike County on Nov. 15, 1905 to Harley and Lula (Black) Doades. She married F. Eugene Whaley on Aug. 30, 1924 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1983.
Whaley attended the Otwell United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Frank Whaley, Otwell; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Rosemary Uppencamp and two brothers, Doyle and Lloyd Doades.
(Dec. 3, 1998)

JESSIE KAISER
ODON-Jessie Kaiser, 80, died at her residence Friday at 3:15 a.m. She had been in failing health for nine months and seriously ill for two weeks.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Odon. The Rev. Carl Fields will officiate. Interment will be in the Shephard Cemetery, Carlisle.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and until service time Monday.
She was born on July 25, 1918 in Sullivan County to Melvin and Laura (Coleman) Hamilton. She married John T. Kasier on April 27, 1937 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1986.
Kasier was a housewife and Past Baile Church of Christ member.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald and Thomas Kasier, both of Odon; six daughters, Anna Laura Fields, Alice Mattingly, Norma Fox and Connie Ash, all of Loogootee; Mary Hanners, Bedford and Naomi Summers, Greenwood; a twin sister, Bessie Miller, Carlisle; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, John Marion Kaiser; two brothers, King and Wayne Hamilton; two sisters, Inda Meeks and Eva Pesch and two grandchildren.
(Dec. 4, 1998)

JAY BLAIR
CANNELBURG-- Estil Jay Blair, 64, died at his residence Friday at 6:15 a.m.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Southwest Indiana Walk to Emmaus. Envelopes will be at Providence Mennonite or mail to Joe Singleton c/o USB, Main Street, Washington.
Blair was a Republican precinct committeman and a member of the Daviess County Republican Finance Committee.

FLOSSIE HUNT
Funeral services for Flossie E. Hunt of Loogootee was held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee. Officiating was the Rev. John Simmons.
Pall bearers were Brian Potts, Jeff Street, Sam Street, Robert Hunt, Joe Farthing and Carl Gibson.
Burial was in Mt. Zion Church Cemetery.
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 4, 1998
VELMA JOHNSON
COLUMBUS, Ind. - Velma Johnson, 90, formerly of 7 E. National Hwy., died at 10 p.m. Thursday at the Columbus (Ind.) Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(Dec. 3, 1998)
LESTER SCOTT
MARTINSVILLE-Lester Scott, 79, died at the Morgan County Hospital, Martinsville, Thursday at 10:57 a.m.
The funeral will be at the Costin Funeral Chapel, 539 East Washington St., Martinsville, Saturday at noon.
The Rev. Doug Raymer will officiate. Interment will be in the Nebo Memorial Park, Martinsville.
Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time.
He was born on May 1, 1919 in Wheatland to Samuel G. and Cora Jane (Myers) Scott. She married Theresa Louise Primus on June 6, 1953. She survives.
Scott was a Civil Service Engineer at Fort Benjamin Harrison and retired in 1984. He was also a 1937 Wheatland High School graduate and Martinsville Church of Christ member.
Also surviving, three sons, Brett K. and Matt H. Scott, both of Indianapolis and Mark B. Scott, Louisville, Ky.; three daughters, Gretchel K. Baker, Indianapolis; Jill G. Sima, Crown Point and Jennifer M. Atherton, St. Paul and 23 grandchildren.
(Dec. 3, 1998)

BLANCHE EDWARDS
CANNELBURG-Blanche Mae Edwards, 93, formerly of Lyons, died at the Jasper Memorial Hospital Wednesday at 4:35 p.m.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Jenkins Funeral Home, Lyons. The Rev. Cletus Bough will officiate. Interment will be in the Prairie Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday until the service hour at the funeral home in Bloomfield.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1905 in Koleen, Ind. to Forest ìFodî and Versa (Horn) Mullis. They preceded her in death. She married Gilbert ìGooî Edwards and he preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1970.
Edwards was a homemaker and Shiloh Baptist Church, Lyons, member.
Surviving are a son, Forrest L. Edwards, Cannelburg; a sister, Farrel Sensney, Newberry; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Vada Brewer and Christy Hilburn; six brothers, Forest Mullis, Jr.; Cleve, Walter, Roy, Emil and Richard Mullis; a great-granddaughter.
(Dec. 2, 1998)

BOB ROBERTS
EVANSVILLE-Bob K. Roberts, 76, died Nov. 26 at St. Maryís Medical Center.
Memorial services were conducted at Alexanderís Funeral Home Tuesday.
He was born on Nov. 16, 1922 in Knox County to Harley and Lucy (Fox) Roberts. Roberts was a former owner of Tri-Scale Co. and a World War II veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Mary; daughter, Jan and sister, Dixie M. Dyer, Plainville. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
(Nov. 26, 1998)

GENEVA BIENKOWSKI
STUART, Fla.-Geneva (Strange) Bienkowski, 82, died Wednesday at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
She was born on May 13, 1916 to Eugene and Anastasia (OíMaley) Strange. She married Eugene Bienkowski on Feb. 22, 1945.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Ed Bienkowski, Atlanta, Ga.; two grandsons and two sisters, May Kidwell and Catherine Colvin, both of Loogootee. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters.
(Dec. 2, 1998)

RALPH HINKLE, SR.
Ralph H. Hinkle, Sr., 88, Rt. 1, St. Johnís Road, died at the Washington Nursing Center today at 12:58 a.m. He had been in failing health for several months and seriously ill for two weeks.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Simonís Church with interment in the St. Johnís Cemetery. Fr. David Martin will officiate.
Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. There will be a wake service at 5 p.m. Sunday.
He was born on Oct. 29, 1910 in Daviess County to Harry and Elizabeth (Gross) Hinkle. They preceded him in death. He married Mary L. Klier on Dec. 1, 1934 and she preceded him in death on Aug. 30, 1963. He then married Wilma Graber on June 23, 1984 and she survives.
Hinkle, a 1929 Plainville High School graduate, was a self-employed truck driver. He was a lifetime community member and St. Simonís Church member.
Also surviving are his children, Bernard and Michael Hinkle and Mary Frances Byrd, all of Washington; Thomas Hinkle, Medina, Ohio; Eugene Hinkle, Clarksville, Tenn.; Ralph H. Hinkle, Jr., Flint, Mich. and Joseph Hinkle, White Lake, Mich.; 27 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Bateman, Washington and Clifford Hinkle, Plainville.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Odius and Kenneth and a sister in infancy.
(Dec. 4, 1998)

JAY BLAIR
CANNELBURG-Estil Jay Blair, 64, died at his residence this morning at 6:15.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Providence Mennonite Church with the Revs. Maury Brenneman and Daniel Wakefield. Interment will be in the Providence Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Providence Church.
Gill Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on Sept. 4, 1934 in Hazard County, Ky. to Wilson and Lina (Combs) Blair. He was preceded in death by his father while his mother survives in Coldwater, Mich. He married Audrey Jeannette Graber on April 15, 1989 and she survives.
Blair, a Quincy (Mich.) High School graduate, was a nurse anesthetist and operated Blair Anesthesia, Inc. in Washington. He had been with the Daviess County Hospital since 1973 and was formerly with Leila Post Hospital in Battle Creek, Mich. and Coldwater (Mich.) Community Hospital. He had a nursing degree from Kellough Community College, Battle Creek, Mich. and anesthesia degree from Mt. Carmel College, Detroit, Mich. He was also a Charity Lodge No. 30 F&AM; Scottish Rite, Evansville; Hadi Shrine, Evansville and CRNA of America member. He attended Providence Mennonite Church. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Korean War.
Also surviving are four daughters, Audrey Elizabeth Blair, at home; Rebecca Lynn Blair, Pontiac, Ill.; Rita Jane Ray, Punta Gorda, Fla. and JoAnn Blair, Safety Harbor, Fla.; two sons, Eric Michael Blair, at home and Robert J. Blair, Pontiac, Ill. and two brothers, James Blair, Quincy, Mich. and Aaron Blair, Detroit, Mich.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Freida.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to S.I.W.E. Envelopes will be at the church or mail to Joe Singleton c/o USB, Main Street, Washington.
(Dec. 4, 1998)
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 3, 1998
FLOSSIE HUNT
LOOGOOTEE-Flossie E. Hunt, 89, died at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lee Funeral Home, Loogootee. The Rev. John Simmons will officiate. Interment will be at the Mt. Zion Church Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
She was born on March 10, 1909 in Martin County to James and Elvaria (Street) Chattin. She married Porter Hunt on Nov. 21, 1927 and he preceded her in death.
Hunt was a Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church member.
Surviving are three daughters, Millie Potts, Washington; Lillian Bruner and Delphia Street, both of Loogootee; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Robert and Vernon Hunt; three brothers, Walter, Rayman and Otis Chattin and a sister, Ethel Burris.
(Dec. 2, 1998)
PAUL ARMES
Paul F. Armes, 73, 215 N.E. Fourth St., died at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday at the Daviess County Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Valarie Foughty-Killion will officiate. Interment will be at the New Veale Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday until service time.
He was born on Feb. 22, 1925 in Daviess County to William T. and Julia (Neiry) Armes. He married Christina Maureen Hogan on April 8, 1951 and she preceded him in death on Feb. 10, 1994.
Armes worked in a Photography Studio in Long Island, N.Y. and as a retoucher. He was a member of the Methodist Church and Navy veteran. He had also attended Washington Schools.
Surviving are a daughter, Julia E. Armes and two sisters, Marguerite Huebner and Genevieve Massie, all of Washington.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers.
(Dec. 2, 1998)

CLARENCE ROLLINS
NEWBERRY-Clarence ìSkinnyî Rollins, 86, died at the Lyons Convalescent Center Tuesday at 2:50 p.m.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Jenkins Funeral Home, Bloomfield. The Rev. Jim Cooper will officiate. Interment will be in the Prairie Chapel Cemetery.
Calling will be from 4 to 8 tonight and 10 a.m. Friday until the hour of services at the funeral home.
He was born on Oct. 29, 1912 in Greene County to George and Ella (Rusher) Rollins. He married Naomi Fish and she survives.
Rollins was a retired farmer and had worked for Greene County Highway Department. He also was a farrier, horse trainer and worked with horses all his life.
Also surviving are four sons, Darrell Rollins, Washington; Eugene and George Rollins, both of Newberry and Larry Rollins, Bloomfield; four daughters, Rosemary Hatfield and JoAnna Henderson, both of Bloomfield; Betty Mishler, Greencastle and Dorothy Kelly, Brooksville, Fla.; a sister, Gail Neidigh, Newberry; 24 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandchild; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Carpenter and six brothers, Lex, Carl, Quince, Jerry, Charles and Bob Rollins.
(Dec. 1, 1998)

LENORE UTT
The funeral for Lenore E. Utt was at 11 a.m. Thursday at the McClure Chapel, Bruceville. Interment was in the Royal Oak Cemetery. The Rev. Andy Kinsey officiated. Pallbearers were: Mark A. Clark, Chad Bobe, Darrel Bobe, Bob Ellermann, Gary Benock, Richard Duncan and John Herman. Honorary escort was Royce Utt.

JOSEPH FAUNCE
The funeral for Joseph A. Faunce was at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel with the Rev. James Payton officiating. Interment was in the Sugarland Memory Gardens. American Legion and VFW accorded full military rites at graveside. Pallbearers were: David Bryant, Steve Cox, Ryan Miller, Chris Hayes, Roy Bean, III and Charles McCallister.

ELMER WALKER
The funeral for Elmer J. Walker was at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Steve Frederick officiated. Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Pallbearers were: Rick Furman, Joey Furman, Ryan Furman, Jared Furman, Rusty Furman and Jim Blaize.
 

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Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 2, 1998
FLOSSIE HUNT
LOOGOOTEE-Flossie E. Hunt, 89, died at 4:45 this morning at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at the Lee Funeral Home, Loogootee.
(Dec. 2, 1998)
LENORE UTT
BRUCEVILLE-Lenore E. Utt, 92, died at 9:55 p.m. Monday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the McClure Chapel, Bruceville. Interment is in the Royal Oak Cemetery.
Visitation is tonight from 6 to 8.
She was born on May 19, 1906 in Harrison Township to William and Elizabeth (Janson) Bobe. She married Horace R. Utt on May 12, 1934 and he preceded her in death on April 24, 1993.
Utt was a homemaker. She had lived in the Bruceville area since 1934. She was also a Community United Methodist Church member, but attended Royal Oak Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are three nephews, Billy Lee Clark, James and Charles W. Bode, all of Vincennes.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
(Nov. 30, 1998)

NATHANIEL NEAL
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill.-Nathaniel Lindsay Neal, 74, Mission, Texas, died Nov. 26 at his residence.
A memorial service was conducted at 10:30 a.m. (CST) Monday in Mission, Texas.
A Masonic service will be at 10:30 a.m. (CST) Saturday at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home.
Born Nov. 9, 1924 in Lawrenceville, he was the son of Albert Lindsay and Ruth (Carlyle) Neal.
Neal had worked in quality control for Bell Helicopter.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ellen (Clifton) Neal, whom he married 51 years ago; a son, Nathaniel Neal, Hurst, Texas; a daughter, Nancy Morrison, Mission, Texas; a brother, Earl Neal, Irving, Texas; three sisters, Patricia Parrott, Bridgeport; Arilla Bowman, Washington and Yvonne Newport, Shreveport, La.; four grandsons and two great-grandchildren.
(Nov. 26, 1998)

MARY DWYER
INDIANAPOLIS-Mary Helen Dwyer, 87, died at the Community Hospital North in Indianapolis Monday at 4 a.m.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Interment will be at the Spring Hill Cemetery. Fr. Kenneth Betz will officiate.
Visitation is Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1911 in Burns City, Ind. to Ode and Flossie (Williams) Padgett. They preceded her in death. She married Vincent Dwyer on April 22, 1940 in Louisville, Ky. He survives.
Dwyer was a nurse supervisor at the Daviess County Hospital for 27 years. She was of the Catholic Faith.
Also surviving are a son, Vincent Michael Dwyer, Indianapolis; a daughter, Charlotte Ellen Blevins, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She is also preceded in death by a son, James Patrick ìMooseî Dwyer, three sisters, a brother and a grandson.
(Nov. 30, 1998)

LOWELL HARNER
The funeral for Lowell F. ìPeteî Harner was at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. Interment was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery with Pastor Chuck Harrington officiating. Full military honors were accorded by the American Legion and VFW Honor Guard. Pallbearers were: Billy Harner, Tony Purdy, Jon Pierce and Jimmy, John and James Evans.

DOROTHY RAY
The funeral for Dorothy E. Ray was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Gospel Tabernacle. Bros. Mack Jones, Eugene Henry and Jonathan Mennach officiated. Interment was in the Hamlin Chapel Cemetery, Knox County. Pallbearers were: Bill Hargis, Arthur Snyder, Kevin Wilson, David Foster, Brian Blaize and Morris Willis.
 

Obituaries and Funerals Dec. 1, 1998
MARY DWYER
INDIANAPOLIS-Mary Dwyer, 87, died at the Community Hospital North in Indianapolis Monday at 4 a.m.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals.
(Nov. 30, 1998)
NORMA PATTERSON
SCHERVILLE, Ind.-Norma (Gregory) Patterson, 71, died Nov. 21, following a stroke.
She was born on March 15, 1927 to Oss and Pearl (Colbert) Gregory, who were local residents. They have preceded her in death. She was married to Paul Patterson and he survives.
Patterson had two sons, Brent and Bruce Patterson and a daughter, Denise Elzinga, all living in Northern Indiana. Several grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Caroll ìJoeî Gregory, Loogootee; Marvin Gregory, Hobart and Randy Gregory, De Motte and several other area relatives also survive.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Hubert, Don and Leslie ìBudî Gregory.
(Nov. 21, 1998)

ELMER WALKER
PETERSBURG-Elmer J. Walker, 96, died of heart failure at the Amber Manor Nursing Home, Petersburg, Sunday at 8:20 p.m.
The funeral will be at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg.
Visitation will be at the funeral home tonight from 4 to 8 and from 8 a.m. until services Wednesday.
He was born on Dec. 6, 1901 in Pike County to Sidney and Martha (Gibson) Walker. He married Jewell G. Gladish and she preceded him in death on May 9, 1982.
Walker was a retired farmer. He was a White River Chapel Church, Boman, member. Also, he was an IOOF Lodge, Petersburg, member; worked with the City Council for many years and was active in the Republican Party.
Surviving are a daughter, Jackie Richardson, Petersburg; a sister, Doris DuFon, La Mesa, Calif.; six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
(Nov. 29, 1998)

MARIE CORNETT
The funeral services for Stella ìMarieî Cornett were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, Ohio. Interment was at the Fairview Cemetery in Gratis, Ohio. Officiating was Bro. Ken Jergens. Pallbearers were: Brandon Bauernfield, Casey Cornett, Chan Cornett, Kory Crowder, Steve Tow, Derek Tow and Todd Harding.

CHYANNE DeMOSS
Funeral services for Chyanne Reneeí DeMoss was at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. Interment was in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Pastor David Tomson officiated.

MARY NORRIS
A funeral mass was conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at All Saints Catholic Church in Cannelburg for Mary Wanda Norris. Pallbearers were: Jeff Mumaw, Bernard Halter, Jerret Halter, Harold Seals, Everett Harrwood and William Williams.


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