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Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 30, 1999
LUCILLE WRIGHT
PETERSBURG-Lucille E. Wright, 84, died at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Center for Geriatric Nursing, Evansville.
Graveside services will be at the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg, Monday at 10 a.m.
Wright was born in Pike County, on Dec. 3, 1914, to James Reed and Sarah Richardson Reed Loveless.


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 29, 1999
GEORGE WILCOX
FINLEY-George Wilcox, 71, died of natural causes Wednesday at the Vencor Hospital of Greenwood.
The funeral will be at noon Saturday at the Post Road Christian Church with burial at Washington Park East.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight at the Post Road Christian Church.
He was born on April 3, 1927, in Pike County, to George and Frieda (Rumble) Wilcox Sr.
Wilcox worked at Ford Motor Company for 30 years as a bore operator retiring in 1987. He was in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was also a Post Road Christian Church member.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Wilcox; a son, Michael Wilcox, Fountaintown, Ind.; a daughter, Rebecca Arnold, New Palestine; a halfsister, Betty Sutton, Washington; a halfbrother, Frank Edmondson, St. Petersburg, Fla. and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Post Road Christian Church.
(Jan. 27, 1999)

RICHARD RIESTER
OAKLAND CITY-Richard L. Riester, 73, died Jan. 20 at Gibson General Hospital, Princeton.
The funeral was Jan. 23 at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home, Oakland City. Burial was in Blackfoot Cemetery, Pike County.
He was born on July 2, 1925, in Washington.
Riester was the last Substation Operator for PSI, retiring in 1988. He was a World War II Navy veteran, a Bloomfield F&AM Lodge and a Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Oakland City, member.
Surviving are his wife, Mable; a daughter, Linda Hoover, Oakland City; four sons, Wayne Riester and Richard Riester II, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; Carl and David Riester, both of Winslow; a sister, Bernadine Wainman, Washington; a brother, Bernard Riester, Evansville; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
&nb sp; (Jan. 20, 1999)

SUSANNA WAGLER
The funeral for Susanna Wagler was at 9 this morning at the family residence with home ministers officiating. Interment was in Stoll Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Alvin Raber, Verlin Knepp, Jess Wittmer and Melvin Yoder.


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 28, 1999
SUSANNA WAGLER
MONTGOMERY-Susanna Wagler, 75, died at 8:52 a.m. Wednesday at the Daviess County Hospital.
The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Friday at the family residence with home ministers officiating. Interment will be at the Stoll Cemetery.
Friends were welcome to call at the residence after 6 p.m. Wednesday. Gill Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
She was born on Nov. 22, 1923, in Daviess County, to Samuel and Rose (Yoder) Knepp. She married John Henry Wagler Jr. on Feb. 12, 1942 and he survives.
Wagler was a Old Order Amish church member.
Also surviving are four daughters, Pauline Wittmer, Ada Wagler, Naomi Ruth Graber and Ida Rose Wagler, all of Montgomery; six sons, Lester, Wilmer, Simon, Abraham, Norman and Elmer Wagler, all of Montgomery; 67 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Alma Stoll and Rosie Stoll, both of Montgomery; Fannie Raber and Naomi Graber, both of Loogootee and Amanda Yoder, Cannelburg and a brother, Noah Knepp, Montgomery.
She was preceded in death by three great-grandchildren; a sister and three brothers.
(Jan. 27, 1999)

MARY KUNKLER
LOOGOOTEE-Mary Alma Kunkler, 89, died at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at the Loogootee Nursing Center.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. A prayer service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday followed by a Daughters of Isabella Memorial Service.
She was born on Aug. 28, 1909, in Loogootee, to John Elijah and Mary Ellen (Lannan) Gates. She married Hiliary P. Kunkler in 1931 and he proceeded her in death on March 6, 1977.
Kunkler was a retired elementary school teacher for over 40 years and St. John Catholic Church member. She was also a Charter member of The Daughters of Isabella, the DAR, American Legion Auxiliary, Golden Years, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and the Loogootee Women's Club member.
Surviving are two sons, H.G. Kunkler, Corpus Christi, Texas and Lawrence F. Kunkler, Birmingham, Mich.; a daughter, Sister Miriam Rachel (Mary Ellen) Kunkler, Iringa, Tanzania Africa; a sister, Patricia Renneker, Loogootee; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by six brothers and a sister.
(Jan. 26, 1999)

RONALD REHRMAN
EVANSVILLE-Ronald J. Rehrman, 63, died at 12:27 a.m. Wednesday at Deaconess Hospital, Evansville.
Funeral services will be at the Ziemer Funeral Home Central Chapel, 626 First Avenue, Evansville, Friday at 9:45 a.m. with Services at St. Anthony Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Friday. Fr. John Davidson will officiate. Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Evansville.
Visitation will be at the Ziemer Funeral Home Central Chapel tonight from 2 to 8. The memorial service will be at Ziemer Central at 7 tonight.
He was born in Evansville, on June 19, 1935. He married Karen Osmon and she survives.
Rehrman worked at Sterling Brewery for 28 years and was an St. Anthony Catholic Church member.
Also surviving are his mother and stepfather, Lillian and Martin Doherty, Evansville; three daughters, Stacey Adler and Lori Lehman, both of Evansville and Rhonda Miller, Indianapolis; two sons, Rick Rehrman, Evansville and Anthony ìTonyî Rehrman, Duluth, Ga.; two brothers, Edward Rehrman, Lexington, Ky. and Robert Rehrman, Dover, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; a stepsister, Patti Milton, Venita, Okla. and a stepgranddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Anthony Restoration Fund.
(Jan. 27, 1999)

MORRIS GREENE
The funeral for Morris Greene was at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Steven Kaetzel officiated. Interment was in the Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers were: David Greene, Brett Greene, Brian Greene, Sam Mesalam, Jeff Martin and Mike Vanover.

ZELMA EVANS
Graveside services for Zelma Evans were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Raglesville Cemetery. Jerry Harbstreit officiated. Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Odon, was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were: Dwayne Ainscough, Allan Evans, Tony Underwood, J.D. Evans, Steve Hamilton and Neal Evans. Honorary pallbearers are: Kathy Ainscough and Robert Shoemaker.


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 27, 1999

SUSANNA WAGLER
MONTGOMERY-Susanna Wagler, 75, wife of John Henry Wagler, died at 8:52 this morning at the Daviess County Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(Jan. 27, 1999)

MILDRED LASHBROOK
Graveside services for Mildred Lashbrook was at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sugarland Memorial Gardens.
The Rev. Jericho Potter officiated.
Pallbearers were: Kelly Foster, Troy Roberts, Robert Fortner, Wesley Hammer, Todd Hammer and J.D. Green.

MARY LEE SMITH
Funeral services were Monday at 1:30 p.m. for Mary Lee Smith at Gill Chapel.
The Rev. Fred Singer officiated. Burial was in Ames Chapel Cemetery, in Orange County.
Pallbearers were: Sam Glover Sr., Sam Glover Jr., Brandon Glover, Tom Kelsey, Ron Huebner, and Mike Wininger.


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 26, 1999

MORRIS GREENE
FRANKLIN-David Morris Greene, 84, formerly of 18 Morningside Drive, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Johnson County Hospital, Franklin.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel. The Revs. Steven Kaetzel and Robert Allred will officiate. Interment will be in the Sugarland Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday until service time. Masonic services will be at 6 tonight.
He was born on Sept. 5, 1914, in Washington, to Hershel and Constance (Morris) Greene. He married Lois Irene White on Oct. 31, 1937 and she survives.
Greene, a Washington High School graduate, was retired from B&O Railroad after 30 years of service. He was a Christ United Methodist Church and Charity Lodge No. F&AM member.
Also surviving are twin sons, Dr. Phillip Greene, Connersville and Kenneth Greene, Carmel; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Myer, Evansville and two brothers, William Greene, Washington and Paul Greene, Hoopston, Ill.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph.
The family requests expression of sympathy take the form of donations to the Franklin (Ind.) United Methodist Home.
&nb sp; (Jan. 24, 1999)

GENEVA ZGUNDA
HAMMOND-Geneva V. (Gretencord) Zgunda, 82, died Saturday at the Munster Community Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. (CST) with burial to follow in Calumet Park Cemetery.
Calling hours are Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, 7051 Kennedy Ave., Hammond. There will be a Christian Wake Service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Surviving are four children, Janet Stolarz, Fr. Ronald Zgunda, Karen Shaner and Anita Brubaker; seven grandchildren and several brothers and sisters. Her son, Ronald, is a former St. Mary Church pastor.

(Jan. 23, 1999)


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 25, 1999
MORRIS GREENE
Morris Greene, 18 Morningside Drive, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Johnson County Hospital, Franklin. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(Jan. 24, 1999)

THOMAS BELCHER
Thomas Richard Belcher, 34, Rt. #2 Box 286, died in an automobile accident on SR57 at US50 by-pass in Washington Friday at 11:53 a.m.
The funeral will be at Scott Funeral Home, 921 Main St., Jeffersonville, Tuesday at 1 p.m. Douglas Walker will officiate. Entombment will take place in the Kraft-Graceland Mausoleum, New Albany, on Tuesday.
Visitation will be tonight from 3 to 9 and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born on March 9, 1964, in San Diego, Calif., to Donald and Betty (Swann) Belcher. They survive in Jeffersonville.
Belcher, a Jefferson High School graduate, was a Vincennes University student and carpenter. He was also a Cook Memorial United Methodist Church, Jeffersonville, member.
Also surviving are two brothers, Robert Belcher, Louisville, Ky. and Larry Belcher, De Land, Fla. and two sisters, Barbara Combs, New Albany and Sue Belcher, Cincinnati.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Cook Memorial United Methodist Church, 2915 S. Walford Drive, Jeffersonville.
(Jan. 22, 1999)

ZELMA EVANS
ODON-Zelma P. Evans, 93, died at the Daviess County Hospital in the extended care unit Sunday at 11:45 a.m.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Raglesville Cemetery. Jerry Harbstreit will officiate.
There will be no visitation. Those wanting to attend services may meet at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. for procession to the cemetery.
She was born on Oct. 26, 1905, in Arcola, Ill., to William H. and Lillie Belle (Sullivan) Crist. She married Claude Dean Evans and he preceded her in death in 1983.
Evans was a homemaker and registered nurse. She was also an Odon Eastern Star member.
Surviving are a son, Bobby Evans, Odon; a daughter, Patricia Andrews, Greenfield; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Odon Senior Services Center.
(Jan. 24, 1999)

MILDRED LASHBROOK
ODON-Mildred A. ìTinyî Lashbrook, 86, died at the Daviess County Hospital Saturday at 12:10 p.m.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sugarland Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Jericho Potter will officiate.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Odon.
She was born on March 3, 1912, in St. Joseph County, to George and Cora (Darr) Rupley. She married Preston Lashbrook Sr. and he preceded her in death in 1989.
Lashbrook was a homemaker and chef for 10 years retiring in 1962. She was also a First Baptist Church, Washington, member.
Surviving are her children, Donna Bell Foster, Elnora; Pat Seneff, Owensboro, Ky.; Preston Jr. Lashbrook, Milltown; Dennis Redean Lashbrook, Hemet, Calif. and Edwin Lashbrook, Pittsburg, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
(Jan. 23, 1999)

MARTHA NORMAN
The funeral for Martha A. Norman was at 11 a.m. Saturday at McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. The Rev. Warren Stewart officiated.

JAMES PARSONS
The funeral for James C. Parsons was at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. Interment was in the Bethany Cemetery. Frs. Joseph Erbacher and Lowell Will and Bro. Ben R. Bean officiated. Pallbearers were: Bryan, Shad and Courtney Mattingly and Cody, Eric and Kelly Parsons, all grandchildren. The honorary pallbearers were: Jeff Parsons, Carl Meredith, Fred Graves, Donald Butcher and Chris O'Brian. Full military rites were accorded by the Loogootee American Legion Post #120. Chaplain was, W.G. Arvin; colorguard, Bob Prather and Steve Smith; colorbearers, Tim Strange and Pop Holley; flag folders, Wayne Burch and Virgil Harper and sgt. at arms, Howard Trambaugh. Also, firing squad included: Bud Lamar, Charles Davis, Ron Daugherty, Jim Chandler, Eugene Wilcoxen, Steve Trambaugh and Wayne Burch; honorary, Mike Greene, Harry ìFrogî Waggnor and Charley Wathen and bugler, Jeff Smith.

DELORIS BENJAMIN
Deloris A. Benjamin's funeral was at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Interment was at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Winslow. Pastor Stephen Shaw officiated. Interment was at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Winslow. Pallbearers were her grandchildren.

LLOYD SWAIN
The funeral for Lloyd E. ìBudî Swain was at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. The Rev. Brad Swain officiated. Pallbearers were: Marvin Fair, David Greenberg, Jerald Fair, Norman Dillon, Samuel Greenberg and Norma Lee Dillon.

EARL DUKATE
Earl Dukate's funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Twin Oaks Church, Petersburg. The Rev. Cecil Kirkman officiated. Interment was in Twin Oaks Memory Garden, Petersburg. Pallbearers were: Darrell Dukate, Kerry Frederick, Jerry Davis, Dave Hudson, Doyle Willis and John Evans.

LENA SCOTT
Lena Scott's funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Gill Chapel. Pastor James Payton officiated with interment in High Rock Cemetery. Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington, was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were: Arthur Scott, Robert Scott, Donald Colison Jr.; Joseph Colison, James Colison, Alan Bubalo and Dennis Schecle.


Obituary Jan. 23, 1999
MATHILDA ECK
OTWELL-Mathilda Eck, 82, died at 7:35 p.m. Thursday at the Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Jasper.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Boone Township with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. David Knox-Juel will officiate the service.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 today at the Becher & Kluesner North Chapel, 214 E. Seventh St., Jasper. There will be visitation at the church from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Sunday.
She was born on March 10, 1916, in Dubois County to Joseph and Laura (Ruckriegel) Harder. She married Alvah Eck on Jan. 23, 1940 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1986.
Eck was a homemaker and helped her husband on the farm. She was also a St. John's Lutheran Church, Boone Township and WELCA member.
Surviving are two sisters, Velma Schiller, Jasper and Ruth Coomes, Chandler.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Lutheran Church or the Good Samaritan Nursing Center.
(Jan. 21, 1999)


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 22, 1999
LLOYD SWAIN
PETERSBURG-Lloyd E. ìBudî Swain, 78, died at the Jasper Memorial Hospital Thursday at 4:25 a.m.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. The Rev. Brad Swain will officiate.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.
He was born in Pike County, to Herman and Edith R. (Gilliland) Swain on Aug. 2, 1920. He married Betty Jean Brown and she survives.
Swain was a General Baptist Church, Petersburg, member.
Surviving are three daughters, Oneida Fair and Phyllis Dillon, both of Petersburg and Shelby Greenberg, Indianapolis; two brothers, Herbert Swain, Petersburg and Albert Swain, Owensville; five grandchildren and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter and two brothers, Eugene and Oliver ìRedî Swain.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the General Baptist Church, Petersburg.
(Jan. 21, 1999)

TWILA TERRELL
Twila J. Terrell, 52, Rt. 1, died at the Daviess County Hospital Wednesday at 11:25 p.m. She was in failing health for two years and was seriously ill for six months.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hawkins Cemetery. Bro. Michael Cox Jr. will officiate.
There will be no calling. Those wanting to attend services may meet at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Washington, at 1:30 p.m. for procession to the cemetery.
She was born on July 8, 1946, in Martin County, to Kenneth Cox and Essie Blake. She married Laverne Terrell on Feb. 14, 1985.
Terrell was a homemaker.
Surviving are two daughters, Toni and Tanya Terrell, both of Washington; a son, Tyler Terrell, Washington; three stepsons, Vernon, Harrison and Zeke Terrell, all of Texas and a stepdaughter, Billie Luellen, Paoli; two grandchildren; six brothers, Donald, Terry and Jerry Cox, all of Washington; Michael Cox, Montgomery; Ralph Cox, Evansville and Russell Cox, California and three sisters, Linda Starling, Mary Smith and Sharon Berry, all of Washington.
(Jan. 20, 1999)

DELORIS BENJAMIN
OTWELL-Deloris A. Benjamin, 63, died at her residence Thursday at 3:55 p.m.
The funeral will be at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Winslow. Pastor Stephen Shaw will officiate.
Interment will be at the funeral home tonight from 4 to 8 and Saturday from 8 a.m. until services.
She was born in Pike County, to Radius and Irene (Stearns) Ashby on July 15, 1935. Her mother, Irene (Ashby) Powell, survives in Otwell. Her husband of 45 years, Donald R. Benjamin also survives.
Benjamin was a Farm Bureau Insurance employee for 20 years. She was an Otwell United Methodist Church member.
Also surviving are a son, Michael Benjamin, Indianapolis; two daughters, Cynthia Jackson, Franklin and Anglia Benjamin, San Francisco, Calif.; two brothers, Glendal Ashby, Winslow and Loren Ashby, Washington; a sister, Joyce Dillon, Otwell and three grandchildren.
(Jan. 21, 1999)

MARY SMITH
Mary Lee Smith, 71, 111 Jamestown Square, Apartment 208, died at 10:40 p.m. Thursday at the Daviess County Hospital extended care unit.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Fred Singer will officiate. Interment will be in the Ames Chapel Cemetery, Orange County, Ind.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday. American Legion Auxiliary will conduct memorial services at 6 p.m. Sunday.
She was born on July 22, 1927, in Orange County, Ind., to Lanny and Opal (Spore) Wininger. She married Amos Smith in 1953 and he preceded her in death in July 1973.
Smith, a West Baden High School graduate, was a retired Uniroyal and NASCO employee. She was a First Baptist Church and American Legion Auxiliary member.
Surviving are a daughter, Sherry Glover, Washington; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marjorie Bledsoe, Indianapolis and Teressa Flick, West Baden and a brother, Dexter Wininger, West Baden.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Nona Painter.
(Jan. 21, 1999)

MALCOLM RADCLIFFE SR.
The funeral for Malcolm O. Radcliffe Sr. was at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the New Hope Christian Church. Bros. Ron Raymond and Ben Bean officiated. Interment was at the Bethany Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Mark Radcliffe, Bob Radcliffe, Marvin Thompson, Steve Huebner, Rex Gress, Nash Wininger, James Ritterskamp and Mike Crosley. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the church: Roger English, Dan Horrall, Joe Atkinson, Steve McCracken, Gary Long, James Martin and Clint Lawyer.


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 21, 1999

TWILA TERRELL
Twila J. Terrell, 52, Rt. 1, died at the Daviess County Hospital Wednesday at 11:25 p.m. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Washington.
(Jan. 20, 1999)

HERBERT RICHTER
EDWARDSPORT-Herbert W. Richter, 87, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Freelandville Community Home.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bethel United Church of Christ. The Rev. Herbert Schafale will officiate. Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery.
Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
He was born on Feb. 16, 1910, in Knox County, to Herman and Anna (Buckthal) Richter. He married Lucile Marren on Sept. 14, 1940 and she preceded him in death on Aug. 31, 1998.
Richter was a retired coal miner, farmer and Vigo Township road superintendent and Knox County Highway Department. He was a former maintenance supervisor at the Freelandville Community Home and also worked at the White Ash and Sunshine Mines. He was a Bethel United Church of Christ and United Mines Workers Union member.
Surviving are a daughter, Phyllis Thomas, Bicknell; a son, Marvin Richter, Indianapolis; a stepson, Billy Joe Koenig, Care Free, Ariz.; three sisters, Gertrude Klein, Vincennes; Louise Campbell, Mesa, Ariz. and Anna Mae McCord, Oxnard, Calif.; a brother, Herman Richter Jr., Edwardsport; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
(Jan. 20, 1999)

JAMES PARSONS
MONTGOMERY-James C. Parsons, 73, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital this morning at 2:47. He had been in failing health for several months and seriously ill for four weeks.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. Interment will be in the Bethany Cemetery. Frs. Joseph Erbacher and Lowell Will and the Rev. Ben R. Bean will officiate.
Calling will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and before services Saturday.
He was born on Feb. 23, 1925, in Daviess County, to John and Gladys (Humerickhouse) Parsons. He married Ruth A. Butcher on May 7, 1949 and she survives.
Parsons, a 1942 Montgomery High School graduate, owned and operated Parson's Tavern for several years at Montgomery and also operated a trucking company. He was a lifetime community resident and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a life member of the American Legion, VFW and original member of the Montgomery Ruritan.
Surviving are his children, Sharon Elliott, Washington; Linda Parsons, Loogootee; Donald Ray Parsons, Odon; David L. Parsons, Montgomery; James Parsons Jr., Tifton, Ga. and John ìChipî Parsons, Clinton Township, Mich.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Corrine Clark, Jasper and four brothers, William Parsons, Elnora; Lloyd and Fred Parsons, both of Raglesville and Robert Parsons, Pensacola, Fla.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Louise Parsons.
(Jan. 21, 1999)

ROBERT WILCUTT
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-Robert ìBobî Joe Wilcutt, 69, died at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday at the Baptist Hospital East, Louisville, Ky.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. The Rev. Claude Chastain will officiate. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Loogootee American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
He was born on March 13, 1929, in Paoli, to Beeley and Iva Payton Wilcutt. They preceded him in death. He married Goldie ìSueî Hopkins on Aug. 11, 1951 and she survives.
Wilcutt was retired from General Electric. He was also an Loogootee American Legion Post #120 member and Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Also surviving are three daughters, Vicky Davis, Loogootee; Debra Sue Henderson, Lanesville, Ind. and Tani Marie Hodges, Louisville, Ky.; a son, James Michael Wilcutt, Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Mary Lou Carr, Lavonia, Ind. and Anna Lee, Indianapolis and four grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Robert Wilcutt and a brother, Eugene Wilcutt.
(Jan. 20, 1999)

EARL DUKATE
PETERSBURG-Earl Dukate, 103, died at his residence Wednesday at 9:25 a.m.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Twin Oaks Church, Petersburg. Interment will be in the Twin Oaks Memory Garden, Petersburg. Visitation will be at the Harris Funeral Home Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until services at the church.
He was born in Knox County, on Aug. 18, 1895, to Dr. John S. and Margarett J. Dukate. He married Esther M. White and she preceded him in death on March 18, 1978.
Dukate, a 1910 Alford School graduate, was retired as a City of Petersburg employee in 1965.
Surviving are a son, Charles Dukate, Petersburg; three daughters, Aline Davis and Katherine Hicks, both of Petersburg and Garnet Schuett, Plant City, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a brother; six halfbrothers; two sisters; two halfsisters; two grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
(Jan. 20, 1999)

MARTHA NORMAN
BICKNELL-Martha A. Norman, 59, died Monday at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. The Rev. Warren Stewart will officiate. Cremation will follow services.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
She was born on Nov. 20, 1939, in Washington Township, to Neal and Dorothy (Cole) Hobson. Her mother survives in Bicknell. She married Carl Norman on Oct. 5, 1957 and he survives.
Norman was a nursing assistant last employed at Freelandville Community Home. She was a First Baptist Church member. She was also active in both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and American Business Women's Association, Old French Town Chapter.
Also surviving are two daughters, Karen Schutter, Edwardsport and Dana Read, Bicknell; a son, Dave Norman, Edwardsport; five sisters, Marilyn Stokley, Bicknell; Judith Mayor, Columbus, Ind.; Betty Corbin, Linton; Loren Hobson, Milton, Ind. and Carol Gaines, Ft. Myers, Fla.; a brother, Randy Hobson, Bicknell and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother who died in infancy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Methodist Transplant Center or the American Cancer Society.
(Jan. 18, 1999)

TONY TURANO
The funeral for Tony Turano was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment was at the White River Chapel Cemetery, Bowman. Pastor Gail Green officiated. Pallbearers were: Ben Brinkman, Steve Yates, Seth Brinkman, Bruce Yates, Benji Yates and Paul Shover.


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 20, 1999

ROBERT WILCUTT
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-Robert ìBobî Joe Wilcutt died at 6:50 this morning at the Baptist Hospital East, Louisville, Ky. Arrangements are pending at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals.
(Jan. 20, 1999)

LENA SCOTT
Lena M. Scott, 85, Jamestown Square Building 111, Apartment 306, died at 9:12 p.m. Monday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Gill Chapel. Pastor James Payton will officiate with interment in the High Rock Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday. Eastern Star services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday.
She was born on July 12, 1913, in Knox County, to George W. and Donna May (Hackett) Boyd. She married Clinton J. Scott on May 26, 1932 and preceded her in death on April 3, 1970.
Scott was a Waco Church of Christ member. She was also a Washington Chapter #210 and Eastern Star 50 year member.
Surviving are a son, Gerald D. Scott, Washington; two grandsons; six great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren and 14 stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Marvin Scott; a daughter, Rona May Scott, three sisters and four brothers.
(Jan. 18, 1999)

TONY TURANO
PETERSBURG-Tony Turano, 75, died at the Jasper Memorial Hospital Tuesday at 12:30 a.m.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment will be at the White River Chapel Cemetery, Bowman. Pastor Gail Green will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight at the funeral home and 8 a.m. until services Thursday.
He was born to Tony and Anna (Mangona) Turano on Aug. 13, 1923, in Harvey, Ill. He married Dorothy (Disney) Turano and she survives.
Turano was an Assembly of God, Petersburg, member.
Also surviving are three sons, Anthony Turano, Petersburg; Joe Turano, Martinsville and Ben Turano, France; a brother, Joe Turano, Homewood, Ill.; a sister, Grace Locicino, Chicago; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Josie.
(Jan. 19, 1999)

BESSIE HOKE
CARLISLE-Bessie (Reeves) Hoke, 76, died at 7:20 p.m. Monday at her daughter's home in Sullivan.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Gordon E. Utt, Carlisle Chapel. The Rev. Margret Pruden will officiate. Interment will be in the Morris Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Gordon E. Utt Funeral Home, Carlisle.
She was born on Oct. 28, 1922, in Sullivan, to Walter and Beulah (McGuire) Reeves. They preceded her in death. She married R.J. ìJerryî Hoke and he preceded her in death on March 10, 1993.
Hoke was a retired music teacher with the Vincennes and Carlisle School Corps. She taught for 29 years, two in Graysville, Ill.; six in Carlisle and 21 years at Vincennes. She was a member and president twice of the Indiana Choral Festival Association, secretary for the Indiana Choral Directors Association, Chairman of the ISU music section, was on several state committees and state adjudicator for music talent while teaching.
She was a Carlisle United Methodist Church member where she was choir director for 30 years and served as secretary and treasurer. She was also a member of the Francis Vigo Chapter NSDAR, serving in several offices including secretary and vice president; Federation of Women's Club, Sorasis Club; Delta Theta Tau Sorority, past president and life member; Delta Kappa Gamma Xi Chapter, past president; Sigma Alpha Iota, No. 1860 national, life member; Sullivan County Historical Society, charter and life member.
Surviving are a daughter, Susan K. Wamsley, Sullivan; two sons, Steven Jerome Hoke, Oaktown and Walter William Hoke, Carlisle; a sister, Doris Bryant, Vestal, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
(Jan. 18, 1999)

NORMA WALDROP
VINCENNES-Norma June Waldrop, 66, died at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday at her residence.
The funeral will be at the Gardner and Son Funeral Home, Vincennes, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 4 to 8.
She was born on Feb. 8, 1932, in Knox County, to Paul and Nora (Wonning) Westfall. She married Virgil Waldrop and he survives.
Waldrop was retried from Lawrenceville Industries and was a Indiana Presbyterian Church and CIC class member.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kathy McCracken, Washington and Karen Tolliver, Vincennes; a son, Jim Waldrop, Westfield and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother.
(Jan. 19, 1999)

JOHN PERKINS
The funeral for John D. Perkins was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ed Lee Mortuary Chapel. Bro. Pat Arthur officiated. Interment was in the St. John's Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Robert Osborn, Charles Wickman, Earl Sexton, Charles Hellums, Rex Myers and Randy Katter.

OLGIE GOODRID
The funeral for Olgie J. Goodrid was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Bro. George Fiscus officiated. Pallbearers were: Bob Bement, Phil Shoultz, Ted Miley, Brandon Goodrid, Rick Shoultz and J.D. Goodrid.

CORA DAVIS
The funeral for Cora Bowen Davis was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gill Chapel. Bro. Cliff Woodrum officiated. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery, Francisco. Pallbearers were: Robert Chastain, James Cosby, David Newton, Ron Newton, Clifford McDade and Ralph Traylor.

JAMES TRAYLOR
The funeral for James D. Traylor was at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Tuesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Henry Leehe officiated. Interment was in the Traylor-Union Cemetery, Otwell. Military graveside services were by the Petersburg VFW. Pallbearers were: Maxine Russell, Noel Russell, Linda Kay Gray, Dr. Marlin Gray, Carol Strange and Rob Lamberson.


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 19, 1999
LENA SCOTT
Lena M. Scott, 85, Jamestown Square, died at 9:12 p.m. Monday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(Jan. 18, 1999)

MARTHA NORMAN
BICKNELL-Martha Norman, 58, died Monday night at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
Funeral arrangements pending at McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell.
(Jan. 18, 1999)

MARY McNALLIN
HUNTINGBURG-Mary Ellen McNallin, 62, died at the Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Ky., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home, Huntingburg.
Friends may call after 11 a.m. Wednesday and beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
She was born on June 22, 1936, to Dallas and Elizabeth Wright. She married Bernerd McNallin on May 26, 1951, in Huntingburg and he survives.
McNallin was a First Christian Church, Huntingburg, member.
Also surviving are a son, Joe McNallin, Chandler; a daughter, Brenda Crawford, Huntingburg; three granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; three sisters, Carol Selig, Otwell; Naome Mattingly, Huntingburg and Hettie Nash, Mifflin and a brother, Marvin Wright, Huntingburg.
(Jan. 17, 1999)

RAYMOND CUMMINS
Raymond F. Cummins, 78, Washington, died at the Washington Nursing Center Monday at 2 a.m. He was in failing health for several years.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington. Interment will be at the Bethel Cemetery at a later date. The Rev. Darin Belcher will officiate.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time.
He was born on Nov. 29, 1920, in Lyon County, Ky., to Urie and Martha (Hull) Cummins. He married Joyce Meeks and she preceded him in death on May 15, 1996.
Cummins was self-employed in the construction business for 20 years. He was also a Hodcarriers Union member.
Surviving are his brother-in-law, Tim Meeks, Columbus, Ind. and a halfsister, Wanda Lee Green, Ontario, Canada.
He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Jean, Ruby and Grace; three brothers, Herman, Orbie and Clyde and a stepbrother, James.
(Jan. 18, 1999)

ROBERT WIMMENAUER
The funeral for Robert Wimmenauer was Saturday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. Military graveside services were conducted by the Loogootee American Legion and Loogootee VFW Posts. The Rev. Dennis Payton officiated. Pallbearers were: Fred Elliott, George Brizins, John Ramsey, Harley Bratton, Joe Summers and Wayne Burch. Chaplain was Glenn Arvin; colorguard, Tim Strange and Bob Prather; colorbearers, Janice Ramsey and Harry Waggnor; flagfolders, Virgil Harper and Bill Lee. Also, Sgt. at Arms, Howard Trambaugh; firing squad, Dan Armstrong, Ron Daugherty, Steve Smith, Dan Flynn, Dean Walls, Crowbar Jones and Fred Elliott and bugler, Jeff Smith.

DOROTHY STILES
Graveside services for Dorothy Thelma Stiles was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Gluck officiated with interment in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.

DOYLE COFER
The funeral for Doyle Cofer was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bruceville. The Rev. Glenn Turner officiated. Interment was in the Bruceville Cemetery. Military graveside rites were accorded.
Pallbearers were: Bob Taylor, Jace Winemiller, Rob Taylor, Kelly Mason, Rick Abrams and Kyle Mason. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Hoalt, Louise Hoalt and Josh Abrams.

HAZEL HASLER
The funeral for Hazel Hasler was Friday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. Fr. Tom Kesler officiated.
Pallbearers were: Cheryl Adams, Josh Hedrick, Mike Bledsoe, Gary Thompson, Larry Wininger, Bob Pettigrew, Roxie Jaynes and Kim Hedrick. Honorary pallbearers were: Greg Wininger, Kelly Wininger, Shawn Wininger, Robert Wininger, Sherri Phillips, Justin Jaynes, Chris Kelley, Tommy Mattingly and Bob Pettigrew.

IRMA NOBLE
The funeral for Irma Noble was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Christ United Methodist Church. The Rev. Steven Kaetzel officiated. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Louis VanderWyst, David Barton, Michael Barton, Tom Barton, Woodrow Barton and William Nicholson.


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 18, 1999
RAYMOND CUMMINGS
Raymond Cummings, 78, Washington, died at the Washington Nursing Center this morning at 2.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington.
(Jan. 18, 1999)

MALCOLM RADCLIFFFE SR.
Malcolm O. Radcliffe Sr., 89, 1701 Troy Road, died at the Daviess County Hospital Emergency Room Sunday at 6:47 a.m.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the New Hope Christian Church. Bros. Ron Raymond and Ben Bean will officiate. Interment will be at the Bethany Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel and after noon Wednesday at the church.
He was born on Aug. 5, 1909, in Daviess County, to Elijah E. and Ella Emma (Wildridge) Radcliffe. He married Opal B. Allison on Feb. 7, 1933 and she survives.
Radcliffe, a 1929 Montgomery High School graduate, was a Mid-Continent Petroleum employee and later was a commission salesperson for DX Oil Company. In 1945, he became the DX Oil and Firestone Tire Dealer in Washington, retiring in 1967. He was a New Hope Christian Church deacon, member and Young at Heart Sunday School Class member.
Also surviving are a son, Malcolm Radcliffe Jr., Washington; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Sue Huebner; a sister, Mildred Davis and a brother in infancy.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to New Hope Christian Church.
(Jan. 20, 1999)

JOHN PERKINS
John Dennis Perkins, 59, 1512 Bixler Road, died at the IU Medical Center University Hospital Friday at 2:10 p.m. He had been in failing health for a year and seriously ill for a week.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ed Lee Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be in the St. John's Cemetery. Bro. Pat Arthur will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight and after 8 a.m. Tuesday.
He was born on Aug. 27, 1939, to Elmer and Ruth (Godwin) Perkins in Daviess County. They preceded him in death. He married Mary E. Osborn on Jan. 4, 1964 and she survives.
Perkins, a Washington High School graduate, was a technical writer with Crane Ammo Depot. He was a lifetime Daviess County resident and was educated in Washington schools. He had served in the Army.
Also surviving are two sons, Mike Perkins, West Terre Haute and Jim Perkins, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; a daughter, Carol Perkins, Indianapolis; three grandsons and three siblings, Wanda Hellums, Loogootee; Beryle England, Plainville and Escal Sexton, Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Meridith and Jessie.
(Jan. 15, 1999)

PHILIP BENEFIEL
Philip Homer Benefiel, 81, Washington, formerly of Pleasantville, died Saturday at 4:10 a.m. at Eastgate Manor, Washington.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Newkirk Funeral Home, Dugger, with the Rev. Jim Bill Benefiel officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasantville Cemetery.
Friends may call after 5 tonight.
He was born in Sullivan County, on Sept. 24, 1917, to Homer and Ethel Holcomb Benefiel. His wife, Lorene L. Goodman Benefiel, preceded him in death in September 1995.
Benefiel was the owner of Benefiel Realty and reared and raced Standard Bred Horses. He was a Pleasantville United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, Sandborn and Elks Lodge, Kissimmee, Fla., member.
Surviving are two sons, Philip Benefiel Jr., Washington and Dr. Danny Benefiel, Oswego, Ill.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dewey and Charles Benefiel.
(Jan. 16, 1999)

OLGIE GOODRID
PETERSBURG-Olgie J. Goodrid, 87, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at the Amber Manor Nursing Center, Petersburg.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Bro. George Fiscus will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until services.
She was born on Feb. 27, 1911, in Pike County, to Herman and Lettie (Yeast) Bement. She married Lowell D. Goodrid and he preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1990.
Goodrid was a Brenton Chapel Church of Christ member.
Surviving are a son, David L. Goodrid, Petersburg and two grandsons. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Harrell ìBunnyî Bement.
(Jan. 17, 1999)

DOYLE COFER
FISHERS-Doyle Cofer, 75, died in Noblesville following a construction accident Friday at 10 a.m.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bruceville. The Rev. Glenn Turner will officiate. Interment will be in the Bruceville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
He was born on Jan. 18, 1923, in Bruceville, to John and Mary (Sparks) Cofer.
Cofer was a civil engineer and owned Cofer Construction Company in Indianapolis. He was also a Bruceville Christian Church member. He graduated from Indiana State University having played basketball under coach John Wooden. He played Pro Basketball for the Boston Celtics and the New York Knickerbockers as well as the ìHouse of Davidî ball club in the late 1940's. Prior to this he served in the U.S. Marie Corp during World War II.
Surviving are three daughters, Lisa Abrams, Terre Haute; Deann Cofer, Lexington, Ky. and Karen Taylor, Marathon, Fla.; a son, John Cofer, Indianapolis and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.
(Jan. 15, 1999)

JAMES TRAYLOR
OTWELL-James D. Traylor, 65, Smith, Ala., died of heart failure at the St. Frances Hospital, Columbus, Ga., Saturday at 1:13 a.m.
The funeral will be at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Tuesday at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Traylor-Union Cemetery, Otwell.
Military graveside services will be by the Petersburg VFW.
Visitation will be at the funeral home tonight from 4 to 8 and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until services.
He was born in Pike County, on May 17, 1933. His parents are to Noble Traylor and Thelma (Eck Traylor) Teague.
Traylor was retired from the U.S. Military.
Surviving are three sisters, Maxine Russell, Otwell; Linda Kay Gray, Huntingburg and Carol Strange, Hot Springs, Ark. and a grandson.
He was preceded in death by a son, Terry Traylor and two brothers, Donald and Norman ìToadî Traylor.
(Jan. 16, 1999)

JOSEPH MATTHEWS
INDIANAPOLIS-Joseph L. Matthews, 83, died Dec. 27. He had fought a long term illness for over two years.
Entombment was Dec. 30 in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Indianapolis.
He was born on Dec. 16, 1915, in Daviess County, to John and Elizabeth (Daily) Matthews. He married Helen Sellers on Aug. 16, 1941 and she survives.
Matthews, a 1935 Loogootee High School graduate, operated an American Family Insurance Agency for 26 years. Previously, he worked 12 years in the accounting department for Kingan & Co. and seven years for Robert's Milk Company.
He was a life member of Knights of Columbus Fatima Council, a Eucharistic minister for Holy Spirit Church, where he was a member and Nocturnal Adoration Society member.
Also surviving are four children, Lou and Bill Matthews, both of Carmel; Mary Doyle, Louisville and Janet Hook, Crawfordsville; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, Jerome and Frank Matthews, both from Loogootee and a sister, Marcella Smith, Indianapolis.
(Dec. 27, 1998)

IRENE CUNDIFF
The funeral for Irene Cundiff was at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. The Rev. Ron Baker officiated. Interment was in the Trinity Spring Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Alan Wade, Tony Cundiff, Tim Wade, Eric Wade, Josh Cundiff and Jason Tinkle.


Obituaries and Funerals Oct. 16, 1999
GEORGE CARRICO
CARLSBAD, N.M.-George W. Carrico, 80, died Jan. 1.
Direct cremation has taken place under the direction of Sunset Gardens Direct Cremation Service.
A memorial Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at St. Edward Catholic Church with the Rev. Noel Kramer officiating.
He was born on May 6, 1918, to Leo and Freda Carrico in Cannelburg. He married Mildred Love in 1941 and she survives.
Carrico served in World War II from November 1941 to October 1945 at Pearl Harbor. The couple moved to Carlsbad in 1954. He worked at National Potash for three years, then worked at Amax for 23 years and retired as mine superintendent in 1980.
He was a St. Edward Catholic Church member and life member of the Carlsbad Elks Club.
Survivors include: two daughters, Mary Carrico and Rose Stresemann, Carlsbad; a son, George Carrico Jr., Loogootee; three sisters, Rosemarry Love and Suzanne Lent, both of Indiana and Monica Love, Espanola; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jim Carrico.
Contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association of New Mexico, 1330 San Pedro N.E. Suite 205, Albuquerque 87110.
(Jan. 1, 1999)

WALTER ROBERSON
Funeral services for Walter Roberson were at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. His son, Shane Roberson, gave the eulogy. Interment was in the St. John's Cemetery. Flag presentation ceremonies were conducted by the American Legion-VFW honor guard.

MARY CLARK
The funeral for Mary Jane Clark was at 2 p.m. Friday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington. Interment was in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery with the Rev. John Cissell Sr. officiating. Pallbearers were: Daniel Thompson, Mike Jenne Jr., Marty Jenne, Brian Jenne, Jack Purdue Jr. and Daniel Kavanaugh Jr. Honorary pallbearer was Alan Austin.

CORA DAVIS
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla.-Cora Ellen Bowen Davis, 92, formerly of 700 Virginia Avenue, died at the Living Care Health Center, Altamonte Springs, Fla., at 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gill Chapel. Bro. Cliff Woodrum will officiate. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Franscio.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday.
She was born on Oct. 22, 1906, in Franscio, to Abner L. and Julia Ellen (Manning) Wright.
She married John Franklin Bowen on Aug. 15, 1935 and he preceded her in death on March 19, 1969. She then married George Davis on Oct. 29, 1974 and he preceded her in death on March 1, 1994.
Davis, a 1924 Franscio High School graduate, began her teaching career in a one room school in Franscio and was an Oakland City College graduate. She and her husband, Frank, owned and operated the Busy Bee Restaurant in Vincennes from 1945 to 1955. She also taught school at the old South Side Elementary School in Washington for 21 years, retiring in 1972.
She was a First Christian Church and DFO Class of Church member, Sunday School teacher for many years and Indiana State and Daviess County Teachers Association member. She had moved to Florida in 1994.
Surviving are a daughter, Virginia Ellen Campbell, Altamonte Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a twin sister, Dora Helen Bell and three brothers, Otis, John and Charles Wright.
(Jan. 14, 1999)

DOROTHY STILES
BICKNELL-Dorothy Thelma Stiles, 90, died at the Crestview Convalescent Center, Vincennes, Friday at 9:15 a.m.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
The Rev. Joe Gluck will officiate with interment in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell.
She was born on March 15, 1908, in Washington, to Charles Clark.
She married Ralph L. Stiles on Nov. 11, 1925 and he preceded her in death on May 26, 1996.
Stiles was a retail clerk at Tresslars 5 & 10 Store and Porter Threlkeld Grocery. She was also an Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church and the Moose Lodge member.
She was a Bicknell resident for 50 years.
Surviving are a son, Melvin Stiles, Floyds Knob; two brothers, Herschel Clark, Washington and Charles Clark, Vincennes; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
(Jan. 15, 1999)

GEORGE RUSSELL
MONTGOMERY-George Randall Russell, 42, died at his residence Wednesday.
The funeral will be at the Gardner and Son Funeral Home, Vincennes, Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
He was born on Jan. 19, 1956, in Vincennes, to Jesse and Marie (Schumacker) Russell. He married Tracy Sample on Sept. 24, 1994 and she survives.
Russell was a woodworker and American Legion member.
Also surviving are three sisters, Kathy Todd and Donnie Degraff, both of Vincennes and Mary Daugherty, Franklin and three brothers, Rick and James Russell, both of Vincennes and Denny Russell, Owensboro, Ky.
(Jan. 13, 1999)


Obituaries Jan. 15, 1999
LORINE POWELL
EVANSVILLE-Lorine Powell, 75, died at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday at her son's residence in Washington.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Alexander West Chapel, 2100 W. Illinois St., Evansville. The Rev. Mike Stoelting will officiate. Interment will be in the Alexander Memorial Park, 2200 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alexander West Chapel.
She was born on Dec. 22, 1923. She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Powell, who died on Jan. 12, 1994.
Powell had worked at the Evansville Shipyards and was a Evansville River Bend Women's Auxiliary member. She was also a Reitz High School football fan and a West side supporter.
Surviving are two sons, Ronnie Powell, Washington and Jerry Powell, Missori; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and a sister, Eileen Roark, Princeton, Ky.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Jimmie and Michael Powell.
(Jan. 13, 1999)

WALTER SCHNARR
INDIANAPOLIS-Walter G. Schnarr, 70, died Wednesday in Community Hospital North, Indiana.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Moore & Kirk Irvington Chapel, 5342 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. Entombment will be in the Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis. Calling will be from 2 to 8 tonight and after 9 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
He was born on July 27, 1928, at Pennyville, Ind., to Frank C. and Amelia Mann Schnarr. He married Patricia Hon on Sept. 25, 1950. She survives.
Schnarr was a self-employed accountant and tax preparer, he also owned American Art Products. He was a Korean War veteran and Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, member.
Also, surviving are three daughters, Barbara Gale Cook, Wheaton, Ill.; Beth Petty, Lebanon and Sue Stephens, Beaver Creek, Ohio; a son, Phillip S. Schnarr, McCordsville; seven grandchildren and three sisters, Clara Clodfelter and Louise Hoffa, both of Indianapolis and Mabel G. Goller, Speedway.
A sister, Verona Lemmon, Washington, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetic Association, American Heart Association or Cross and Crown Lutheran Church.
(Jan. 13, 1999)

IRMA NOBLE
Irma Evelyn Noble, 68, Rt. 3, Box 53, SR57N, died at the Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, Thursday at 3:42 p.m.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Christ United Methodist Church. The Rev. Steven Kaetzel will officiate. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Gill Chapel and after 9 a.m. Monday at the church.
She was born to Nathaniel H. and Zenobia L. (Allen) Chattin on April 9, 1930, in Daviess County. She married Charles N. Noble on June 14, 1953 and he survives.
Noble, a 1948 Plainville High School graduate, was a Christian United Methodist Church, Browning Club and Get-Together Homemakers Club member.
Also surviving are two daughters, Sandra Jean Barton, Mooresville and Carol Ann VanderWyst, Byron, Ill.; five grandchildren and a brother, Robert A. Chattin, Vernon Hills, Ill.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Kay and two sisters, Laura and Dorothy.
(Jan. 14, 1999)

MARY JONES
FREELANDVILLE-Mary Joan Jones, 73, died at her residence Wednesday at 9:10 p.m.
The funeral will be at the Bethel United Church of Christ, Freelandville, Saturday with the Rev. Herbert Schafale officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. at Bethel Church until the 2:30 p.m. service.
She was born on Oct. 24, 1925, in Bicknell, to Guy and Esther (Laper) Fuller. She married Robert T. Jones on July 6, 1945 and he survives.
Jones, Freelandville High School graduate, was a great-granddaughter of Bicknell co-founder, George Washington Fuller, who had the first post office and owned the first business. She attended business college in Terre Haute. She was a Bethel United Church of Christ and Women's Guild member serving for a time as president. She was the first woman elected to the Bethel Church Council as an elder. She was also a Christian Partners Sunday School class member and had served as superintendent of the children's department. She also sang alto in the Bethel Choirs for many years. Furthermore, she was a Freelandville Community Home Board member and served as secretary for six years. She was a charter member of the Neighborly Homemakers Club and a homemaker.
Surviving are two sons, Steve, Hazelton; Mark, Jasonville; a daughter, Cathy Tropmann, Indianapolis; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a brother, Robert Fuller, Cleveland, Ohio.
A sister preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Lincoln Trail Hospice or the Freelandville Community Home in lieu of flowers.
(Jan. 13, 1999)

IRENE CUNDIFF
LOOGOOTEE-Irene Cundiff, 83, died at the Loogootee Nursing Center Thursday.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. The Rev. Ron Baker will officiate. Interment will be in the Trinity Spring Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
She was born to James and Lillian (Stone) Akles on Feb. 3, 1915, in Martin County. She married Ivan C. Cundiff on June 16, 1936 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1985.
Cundiff operated and owned Irene's Cafe for over 15 years, had worked at Reliance Manufacturing, Central Foundry and had served as the food service coordinator for the Shoals Senior Citizens Center for several years. She was a Loogootee Christian Church member and had been a Shoals Christian Church member for over 30 years. She was also a Martin County Homemakers Club member.
Surviving are two daughters, Shelba Jean Wade, Shoals and Karen Lynn Wilson, Loogootee; two sons, Glenn Dexter Cundiff, Washington and Jeffrey Curtis Cundiff, Doverhill; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, James, Wayne, Homer and Claude Akles and three sisters, Pearl Davis, Minnie Rush and Hallie Marley.

(Jan. 14, 1999)


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 14, 1999

MARY CLARK
Mary Jane Clark, 73, Rt.1, died at her residence Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. She had been in failing health for several months.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington. Interment will be in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery with the Rev. John Cissell officiating.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. Friday until service time.
She was born in Daviess County, on Dec. 10, 1925, to Edgar and Eltha (Trueblood) McCellan. She married Ulysses A. Clark and he preceded her in death in 1970.
Clark was a homemaker and nurse aide for 10 years. She was also a Winslow Eagles Auxiliary member.
Surviving are three daughters, Rita Austin and Donna Jenne, both of Washington and Linda Drunkenmiller, Florida; five sons, Thomas Alexander, Bill and Roger Clark, all of Washington; Larry Clark, Huntingburg and David Glascock, Indianapolis; 31 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Ruth Shultz, Washington and Maxine Thayer, Fenton, Mo. and a brother, Raymond McCellan, Greenwood.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, July Earl and two brothers.
(Jan. 13, 1999)

ROBERT WIMMENAUER
WHITELAND, Ind. -Robert G. ìBobî Wimmenauer, 80, formerly of Loogootee, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday at his residence in Whiteland.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at the Goodwill Cemetery, Loogootee. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Loogootee American Legion and Loogootee VFW Posts.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
He was a born to Gustav and Louise (Hudson) Wimmenauer on Jan. 19, 1918, in Washington. They preceded him in death. His wife, Naomi (Graber) Wimmenauer, preceded him in death in 1977.
Wimmenauer was retired from the Indiana Department of transportation where he had worked in the location surveys. He was a Loogootee American Legion Post #120, Washington Moose Lodge and the Washington Elks Lodge member. He was also a past commander of the Loogootee American Legion and a World War II veteran.
Surviving are a son, James ìJimî Wimmenauer, Greenwood; a brother, William ìBillî Wimmenauer, Washington and three grandchildren.
(Jan. 13, 1999)

MARGARET DANT
LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Margaret Leatha (Tarvin) Dant, 79, died at her residence Jan. 9.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Lawrence Church.
She was born on Aug. 2, 1919, to Norvel and Helen Tarvin, Washington. They preceded her in death. She married Herman Dant, of the Bamble area, on July 28, 1939. They made their home at Lafayette. He survives.
Also, surviving are three sons, Philip, David and Ronald Dant; six grandchildren and a brother, Gerald Tarvin, Loogootee.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Colleen; a brother, Marvin Lee and a grandson.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Elizabeth Hospice, 1415 Salem St., Lafayette, Ind. 47905. Cards may be sent to her family in care of Herman Dant, 1424 Morton St., Lafayette, Ind. 47904-2044.
(Jan. 9, 1999)

EVA BROCK
The funeral for Eva Pauline Brock was at 1:30 p.m. today at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. The Rev. Warren Stewart officiated. Interment was in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.

ESTHER HAAG
A mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Church for the funeral of Violet Esther Haag. Fr. Lowell Will was the celebrant. Interment was in the St. John's Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Chris Mandel, Jeff Nash, Kenny Dant, Dane Ebler and Larry and Pat Mullen.

SARAH YODER
The funeral for Sarah Yoder was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Providence Mennonite Church with the Revs. Maury Brenneman and Eddie Graber officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery. Pallbearers: David Yoder, Ervin Yoder, Richard Yoder, Jacob Raber, Lester Knepp and Fred Knepp.


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 13, 1999

HAZEL HASLER
LOOGOOTEE-Hazel J. Hasler, 82, died at 9:53 a.m. Tuesday at her residence.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. Burial will follow in the Goodwill Cemetery, Loogootee.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1916, in Montgomery, to William and Myrtle (Brothers) Thompson. Her husbands preceded her in death, Michael J. Newton in 1943 and Carlos Hasler in 1990.
Hasler was a homemaker.
Surviving are a son, Michael J. Newton, Loogootee; four daughters, Georgia Wininger, Loogootee; Marjorie Mattingly, Franklin; Carla Jo Frye, Martinsville and Mary Ann Matteson, Springville, Ohio; a sister, Wilma Bledsoe, Loogootee; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Michael J. Newton Jr.; a brother and a sister.
(Jan. 12, 1999)

MIRIAM BRUST
WINSLOW-Miriam Brust, 92, died of heart failure at 4:04 p.m. Monday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Curtis Funeral Home, Winslow. The Rev. Lendon Toms will officiate with interment in the Sunset Cemetery, Winslow.
Calling hours will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. until service time Friday.
She was born to Carl and Alta (Stephens) Minnis in Pike County, on Jan. 26, 1916. She married Ival L. Brust in 1931 and he preceded her in death.
Brust was a Christian General Baptist Church, Winslow and Winslow Senior Citizens member.
Surviving are a daughter, Ruthie Hays, Winslow; two sons, John and James Brust, both of Burbon, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Sullivan and her brothers and sisters.
(Jan. 11, 1999)

BETTY ALBERTSON
Betty Monzelle Albertson, 73, 301 East Flora, died at her residence Saturday at 4 p.m.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel. Pastor James Payton will officiate with interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
She was born on April 3, 1925 in Daviess County to Roy Edward and Maple Marie (Wilson) Norris.
Albertson, a Washington High School graduate, was a retired nurses aid at the Daviess County Hospital. She was also a Christ United Methodist Church member.
Surviving are two brothers, Ronald L. Norris, Kentland, Ind. and James W. Norris, Piqua, Ohio; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Melody Kay Albertson and Sherida Jean Brown and two sisters, Mildred F. Narin and Wilma J. Delisle.
(Jan. 9, 1999)

WALTER ROBERSON
Walter U. Roberson, 78, 509 Meredith St., died at the Daviess County Hospital Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. He had been in failing health for several months and seriously ill for three months.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. Interment will be in the St. John's Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and before the funeral Friday.
He was born on March 8, 1920, in Wheatland, to Walter and Helen (Bryant) Roberson. They preceded him in death. He married Virginia Carrico on Sept. 21, 1954 and she survives.
Roberson, a Wheatland High School graduate, worked for McCords, then worked for United Mine and last worked three years at Buehlers Buy-Low. He was educated in Knox County schools and was a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force serving during World War II. Also, he was a United Mine Workers member.
Surviving are his children, Charles Shane Roberson, Evansville and Kip Michael Roberson, Boston, Mass. and a brother, John (Dode) Roberson, Cambridge City, Ind.

(Jan. 12, 1999)


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 12, 1999

BETTY ALBERTSON
Betty Albertson, 73, 301 East Flora, died at her residence Monday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(Jan. 11, 1999)

EVA BROCK
BICKNELL-Eva Pauline Brock, 93, died at 11 p.m. Sunday at the Loogootee Nursing Center.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. The Rev. Warren Stewart will officiate. Interment will be in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
She was born on Dec. 25, 1905, in Bruceville, to Dorse and Laura (Frederick) Nitchman. She married Herbert ìTedî Brock and he preceded her in death in December 1949.
Brock was a retail clerk in various shops and was last employed at Tresslars Store. She was also a Bicknell First Baptist Church and the Rebeccah Lodge member.
Surviving is a sister, Earlene Bogan, Bicknell.
(Jan. 10, 1999)

MARY MULLENS
The funeral for Mary M. Mullens was at 2 p.m. today at the McClure Funeral Home, Bruceville. The Rev. Donald Wilson officiated. Interment was in the Bruceville Cemetery. Military graveside rites were conducted. Pallbearers were: George Mullens, Scott A. Mullens, William Mullens, Steve W. Mullens, Jerald R. Mullens and Donald E. Kolehouse.

GRAYDON GOODWIN
The funeral for Graydon June Goodwin was at 11 a.m. today at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. The Rev. Jack B. Haskins officiated. Interment was in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Jeff Goodwin, Terry Goodwin, Bert Goodwin, Mike Harrell, Larry Goodwin Jr. and Jeff Moore.


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 11, 1999

MARY MULLENS
BRUCEVILLE-Mary Mullens, 79, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital Friday at 9:37 a.m.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bruceville. The Rev. Donald Wilson will officiate. Interment will be in the Bruceville Cemetery.
Visitation is tonight from 4 to 8 at the funeral home.
She was born on Nov. 6, 1919, in Bruceville, to Riley and Margaret (Arnott) Mullens.
Mullens, a 1937 Bruceville High School graduate, was a retired schoolteacher having taught at Ragsdale, Washington and Bruceville for 42 years. She was a Bruceville United Methodist Church, Knox County Retired Teachers Association and the Vincennes Business and Professional Women's Club member. She served in World War II in the Women Army Crop. serving in New Guina and the Philippines and among her decorations were three Bronze Battle Stars. She was also a Vincennes University graduate.
Surviving are four sisters, Betty and Shirley Mullens, both of Bruceville; Agnes Kolehouse, Vincennes and Norma Crouch, Bicknell and four brothers, George Mullens, Vine; Bill Mullens, Vincennes; Jerald Mullens, Olney, Ill. and Robert Mullens, Benson, Ariz.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Steve, John and James Mullen and Riley Jr., died in infancy.
In lieu of flower, contributions may be made to the Bruceville United Methodist Church.
(Jan. 8, 1998)

GRAYDON GOODWIN
RAGSDALE-Graydon June Goodwin, 70, died at Route 1 Bicknell Friday.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. The Rev. Jack Haskins will officiate. Interment will be in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation is tonight from 4 to 8 at the funeral home.
He was born to Bert and Ora (Phillips) Goodwin on June 14, 1928, in Pike County. His mother survives in Oblong, Ill. He married Vivian Heller on March 8, 1975.
Goodwin was a truck driver and was last employed by Rogers Group. He was also a Moose Lodge and Bicknell French Club member.
Surviving are his daughter, Brenda K. Wiley, Vincennes; two stepdaughters, Barbara Moore, Bicknell and Mary Harrell, Ragsdale; two sons, Larry Goodwin, Edwardsport and Ronald W. Goodwin, Vincennes; four stepsons, Richard D. Stewart, Ragsdale; William J. Fuller, Chicago; Frederick Stewart, Crystal Lake, Ill. and Don Stewart, Bald Knob, Ark.; a sister, Dorothy Lackey, Oblong, Ill. and two brothers, Loren D. Goodwin, Evansville and Wayne Goodwin, Oblong, Ill.
He was preceded in death by a half sister.
(Jan. 8, 1999)

ROWENA TATE
PETERSBURG-Rowena E. Tate, 81, died of heart failure at the Amber Manor Nursing Home, Petersburg, Saturday at 8 a.m.
The funeral was 2 p.m. today at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment was at the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. The Revs. O.W. Willis and Neal Hartzell officiated.
She was born in Pike County, on Sept. 18, 1917, to Lawrence and Mae (Willis) Evans. She married Toby Tate and he preceded her in death.
Tate was a Free Methodist Church member.
Surviving is a daughter, Kathleen J. Tate, Vincennes.
(Jan. 9, 1999)

SARAH YODER
Sarah Yoder, 97, formerly of West Van Trees Street, died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday at the Hillside Manor Nursing Center.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Providence Mennonite Church with the Revs. Maury Brenneman and Eddie Graber officiating. Interment will be at the Providence Cemetery.
Friends may call after 2 today at the Church.
Gill Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on July 12, 1901, in Daviess County, to Jacob and Sarah (Lederman) Yoder.
Yoder was a Providence Mennonite Church member. She and her sister, Rose, operated a Rest Home on West Van Trees Streets for several years.
Her sister, Rose Yoder, survives in Washington.
She was also preceded in death by six sisters and five brothers.
(Jan. 10, 1999)

ESTHER HAAG
Violet Esther Haag, 85, 1300 Washington Avenue, died at the Washington Nursing Center Saturday at 12:15 a.m. She had been in failing heath for several months.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in the St. John's Cemetery. Fr. Lowell Will will officiate. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ed Lee Mortuary and before the funeral hour Wednesday. A rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
She was born on Dec. 24, 1913, in Washington, to Gus and Birdie (Trowbridge) Ebler. They preceded her in death. She married George Haag on Sept. 25, 1937 and he preceded her in death on July 29, 1985.
Haag was a homemaker and St. Mary's Church member. She was also a Friendly Club and Senior Citizens club member. She was educated at the Jefferson School and was a lifetime community member.
Surviving are her daughter, Phyllis Strange, Eaton, Ohio; three sisters, Maude Mattingly, Virginia Dant and Joyce Nash, all of Washington and two brothers, Paul Ebler, Washington and Harold Ebler, Grabill, Ind.
She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, a great-granddaughter, a brother, Carl Ebler and three sisters, Pauline Hayes, Lilian Holt and Eva Ebler.
(Jan. 9, 1999)

TIM CRAYS
The funeral for Tim A. Crays was at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lee Funeral Home, Loogootee. The Rev. Dennis Payton officiated. Interment was in the Goodwill Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Keith Williams, Billy Grafton, Jason Loughmiller, Shawn Carrico, Tom Seal and Kurt Sheetz.

JUANITA BELL
The funeral for Juanita Bell was at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Pastor Charles Baxter officiated. Pallbearers were: Ray Hedden, Jerry Yon, Mike DeCoursey, Jim Middleton, Roger Craig and Mark Flint.

JOHN GINGERICH SR.
The funeral for John Gingerich Sr. was at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bethel Mennonite Church. Bros. Simon Knepp, Maury Brenneman, Eddie Graber and Delbert Stoll officiated. Interment was at the Bethel Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Jeff Wittmer, Jim Miller, Fred Winklepeck, Karry Stoll, John Garrett Gingerich, Jason Pottorff, Joshua Pottorff, Brandon Truax and Gary Stoll.


Obituaries Jan. 9, 1999
ROBERT RIFFIL
MIDLAND, Mich.-Robert J. ìBobî Riffil, 61, died Dec. 26 in Glendale, Ariz.
Cremation was done by Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel of Sun City West, Ariz. Funeral services were at the Jefferson Avenue Church of God at 11 a.m. Jan. 2. The Rev. James Hibbard officiated.
He was born on April 24, 1937, in Washington, to the late Myrtle Stroud Riffil and Jesse E. Riffil.
Riffil served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1958 and spent two years in Baumholder, Germany. He was employed by Stein's Shoes for several years and worked as an electrician for Defoe Ship Building. He also worked in Residential Construction as an electrician.
Surviving are his wife, Maxine, Midland, Mich.; children, Robert C. and Randy C., both of Allen Park, Mich. and Mary Riffil Cox, Washington.
(Dec. 26, 1998)


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 8, 1999

JOHN GINGERICH SR.
LOOGOOTEE-John Gingerich Sr., 85, died at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bethel Mennonite Church. Bro. Simon Knepp, Maury Brenneman, Eddie Graber and Delbert Stoll will officiate. Interment will be at the Bethel Church Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 tonight and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Gill Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on Oct. 26, 1913, in Daviess County, to David and Mary (Knepp) Gingerich. He married Elizabeth Wagler on Nov. 23, 1939 and she survives.
Gingerich was a farmer and a Bethel Mennonite Church member.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mary Catherine Wittmer, Elnora; Geneva Armes, Montgomery; Dorothy Stoll, Loogootee and Anna Mae Pottorff, Odon; three sons, David J. Gingerich, Odon; John Gingerich Jr., Loogootee and Darrell Ray Gingerich, New Whiteland, Ind.; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Verda Stoll, Washington and Viola Knepp, Loogootee and two brothers, David Gingerich, Odon and Virgil Gingerich, Montgomery.
He was preceded in death by a son, Terry Joe in infancy; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister and a brother.
(Jan. 6, 1999)

TIM CRAYS
LOOGOOTEE-Tim A. Crays, 23, died at his residence Wednesday at 2:15 a.m.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lee Funeral Home, Loogootee. The Rev. Dennis Payton will officiate. Interment will be in the Goodwill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. Saturday until service time at the funeral home.
He was born to Frankie J. and Ruth (Head) Crays in Washington, on Feb. 12, 1975. His father preceded him in death while his mother and stepfather, Ruth and Harold Mitchell, survive in Bookville, Fla.
Crays was a machinist for Loughmiller Machine and Tool in Loogootee.
Surviving are a daughter, Hunter Crays, Loogootee; a brother, Chris Crays, Jasper; grandmother, Margaret Head, Jasper and stepgrandmother, Shirley Crays, Loogootee.
He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank ìJackî and Gail Crays and his grandfather, Virgil Head.
(Jan. 6, 1999)

JUANITA BELL
PETERSBURG-Juanita R. Bell, 75, died of heart failure at the Jasper Memorial Hospital Thursday at 2:12 p.m.
The funeral will be at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Pastor Charles Baxter will officiate.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. until services.
She was born to Willis H. and Elizabeth (Alexander) Spann in Drumright, Okla., on March 5, 1923. She married William F. ìBillî Bell and he preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1986.
Bell, a 1940 Forster (Oklahoma City, Okla.) High School graduate, worked at Nu-Gas in Princeton. She was also a teller at the Citizens State Bank, Petersburg, retiring on May 25, 1987. She was a First Baptist Church, Petersburg, member for 50 years. She had moved to Petersburg in 1948.
Surviving are a daughter, Lorraine Craig, Petersburg; four brothers, Roy E. Spann, Lafayette; Earl G. Spann, Peoria, Ariz.; Willis S. Spann, Glendale, Ariz. and E. Ray Spann, Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Loreita Willmert, Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers donations may be given to First Baptist Church Building Fund, Petersburg.
(Jan. 7, 1999)

JOHN GRABER
The funeral for John Henry Graber was at the Zion A.M. Church Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Officiating ministers were: Martin Kemp, Floyd Lengacher, Titus Graber and Cletus Graber. Pallbearers were: Wendell King, Merlin Mast, Myron Graber, Thomas Graber, Anthony Graber, Michael Graber, Ora Knepp, Eli Wagler, Jackson Graber, James Graber, Don Graber and Delbert Graber. Ushers were Dale Wagler and Herb Graber.

ARTHUR WALLACE
The funeral for Arthur Wallace was at 1 p.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel. Dr. John Clanton officiated. Interment was at the Bethel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Glendale Masonic Lodge members: Dan Wade, Mike Jones, Elmer Cox, Charles Heller, Burke Fitzgerald and Joe Fitzgerald.

CHRISTIAN MANN
The funeral for Christian Mann was at 2 p.m. Thursday at the St. John's Lutheran Church, Loogootee. Interment was in Goodwill Cemetery, Loogootee. Pastor Martin Bornhoeft officiated. Pallbearers were: Paul Harder, Gary Hipolite, Alan Hipolite, Duane Mann, Donald Mann and David Weaver.


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 7, 1999

JOHN GINGERICH
LOOGOOTEE-John Gingerich, 85, died at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(Jan. 6, 1999)

WILLIAM FITTS
WINCHESTER, Ind. -William C. ìBillî Fitts, 93, formerly of Washington, died at his residence Tuesday after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Winchester at the Thayer Funeral Home with the Rev. Max Knight officiating. Burial will be in the Center Ridge Cemetery, Sullivan, Ind.
Friends may call Sunday at the funeral home beginning at 1 p.m. until service time.
He was born on Feb. 17, 1905, in Washington, to Noble and Mary Etta (Marmaduke) Fitts. They preceded him in death.
Fitts, graduated from Washington High School in the early 1920s, worked at the Herald newspaper reporting the sports in Washington. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Alabama. He started with the Public Service Commission in 1929 on the accounting staff.
He came to Winchester as controller and commercial manager for the Eastern Indiana Telephone Co. in 1946. He was also the treasurer for the company for over 24 years and was local representative after General Telephone bought out Eastern Indiana. He also worked in the accounting department of the Indiana Service Corporation and was sent to Fort Wayne to reorganize and operate the commercial office.
Fitts has played roles in GOP politics. In 1916, he passed handbills during the Wilson-Hughes presidential election campaign and also worked in the State Senate. In 1929, he became roll clerk for the Indiana Senate under Gov. Harry G. Leslie. He also worked on the ìcornfield staffî for former Senator Homer Capehart, was on the Indiana State staff for Wendell Willkie during his 1940 bid for the presidency and was delegate manager and later Randolph County campaign manager for Gov. Edgar Whitcomb.
He was an elder of the Presbyterian Church of Winchester, member of the Kiwanis of Winchester and 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM #30 of Washington. He was also treasurer of the Randolph County Hospital for many years and took care of water system at Shaded Acres in Winchester for 20 years.
Surviving are his wife, Vola E. (Ketcham) Fitts, whom he had been married to for over 22 years; a sister, Dorothy Hyatt, Washington; a stepdaughter, Judy Smith, Lafayette and a grandson.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Louise Fitts, a brother and four sisters.
Memorials may be given to the Presbyterian Church of Winchester.
(Jan. 5, 1999)

ELSIE HENSLEY
BICKNELL-Elsie Geneva Hensley, 85, died at her daughter, Senitteau Norton's, residence in Warsaw, Mo., Sunday at 5:45 a.m.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Philip Neri Church, Fourth and Vigo. The Rev. Fr. Frank Renner will officiate. Interment will be at the Edwardsport Town Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel, 118 North Washington St., Bicknell. A rosary will be at 6 tonight at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel.
She was born in Bicknell, on Oct. 27, 1913, to Chester and Bessie (Simpson) Goodman. She married Arthur Hensley in Vincennes and he preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1982.
Hensley was a housewife in her own home. She had moved to Warsaw, Mo. last week. She was also a St. Philip Neri Catholic Church member.
Surviving besides her daughter are four sisters, Belva Trowbridge, Celia Sturgeon and Barbara Jannac, all of Bicknell and Thelma Harner, Washington; a grandson and a great-grandson. She was also preceded in death by two brothers.
(Jan. 3, 1999)

KATHRYN FOILS
A mass was celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Simon's Church for the funeral of Kathryn Joyce Foils with interment in St. John's Cemetery. Fr. David Martin was celebrant. Pallbearers were: Dale Berry, David Brown, Tom Alexander, Jerry Rider, Bill Carr and Roy Selby.

CLARENCE SHELTON
The funeral for Clarence Shelton was at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. The Rev. John Cissell officiated. Interment was at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Reeve Township. Pallbearers were: Ben Potts, David Faith, Brian Yokem, Rogers Williams and Matthew and Joshua Shelton. The honorary pallbearers were: Dana Faith and Courtney and Natasha Shelton. Full military honors were accorded by the American Legion-VFW Honor Guard.


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 6, 1999
ELFRIEDE REYNOLDS
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-Elfriede E. Reynolds, 72, died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Springdale United Methodist Church, Jeffersonville. McClure Funeral Home, Bruceville, is in charge of local arrangements.
She was born on May 9, 1926, in Kassel, Germany, to Paul and Hildegarde Radegst. Her husband preceded her in death.
Reynolds was a seamstress by trade. She was also affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Wilson, Wheatland and Nancy McDonald, Borden, Ind.; a son, Michael Reynolds, Louisville, Ky. and a brother, George Radegst, Germany.
(Jan. 5, 1999)

JAMES DYER
The funeral for James Carl Dyer was at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McClure Funeral Home. The Rev. Walter Terry officiate with interment in the Edwardsport Town Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Scott Dyer, Andrew Dyer, John Dyer, Dave White, Philip Dyer and Bill Wright. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Dyer and Steve Dyer.


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 5, 1999
ROY FREYBERGER SR.
IRELAND, Ind. - Roy R. Freyberger Sr., 89, died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church in Boone Township with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev David Knox-Juel will officiate.
Friends may call from noon until 8 tonight at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and an hour before services Wednesday at the church.
He was born on Feb. 13, 1909, in Ireland, to George W. and Katie (Mann) Freyberger. He married Lorena M. Fuhrman on April 25, 1933, at St. John Lutheran Church, Boone Township. She preceded him in death on Dec. 20, 1993.
Freyberger was a farmer in the Ireland Community. He was also a lifelong St. John Lutheran Church, Boone Township, member.
Surviving is a son, Roy Freyberger Jr., Otwell; three daughters, Anna Marie Sendelweck, Ruth Sermersheim and Sandra Lents, all of Ireland; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Leona Hoffman, Ireland and Louise Floyd, California.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Oscar Freyberger.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. John Church or to home health of Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.
(Jan. 3, 1999)

CHRISTIAN MANN
LOOGOOTEE-Christian Mann, 97, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday at the Daviess County Hospital.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the St. John's Lutheran Church, Loogootee. Interment will be in the Goodwill Cemetery.
Friends may all from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals and noon until service time at the church Thursday.
He was born on March 13, 1901, in Martin County, to George and Elizabeth (Meyer) Mann. He married Anna Katherine Fuhrman and she preceded him in death on April 8, 1978.
Mann was a retired farmer and carpenter. He was also a St. John's Lutheran Church, Loogootee, member.
Surviving are his children, Edward W. Mann, Loogootee and Mary Allene Hipolite, Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Mann and two sisters, Anna Harder and Mary Bauer.
(Jan. 4, 1999)

LENA DOAN
INDIANAPOLIS-Lena M. (Taylor) Doan, 90, died at the Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis, Sunday.
The funeral will be at the Hall-Baker Funeral Home, 339 E. Main St., Plainfield, Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Sparks Cemetery, Pittsboro, Ind.
Visitation is tonight from 3 to 8 at the funeral home.
She was born on March 6, 1908, in Plainfield, to Harry M. and Grace (Moon) Taylor. She married Herman Doan and he preceded her in death in 1975.
Doan was a homemaker.
Surviving are five sons, Herman Doan Jr., Washington; Melvin Doan, Greenwood; Phillip Doan, Indianapolis; Charles Doan, Orlando, Fla. and Richard Doan, Pebbles Valley, Ariz.; two daughters, Phyliss Haynes, Indianapolis and Alice McKenney, Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Charles Taylor, Beech Grove; four sisters, Leona Muncy, Plainfield; Bessie Wooldridge, Indianapolis; Hortence Becroft, Rushville and Barbara Brooks, Seymour; 21 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. ; (Jan. 2, 1999)

LINDA PENCE
DENISON, Texas -Linda Lee Pence, 54, died at her residence Sunday.
A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Woods Street Church of Christ, Texas. Tracy Fleet, Woods Street Church of Christ, will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home, 619 N. Travis, Sherman, Texas, 75090.
The family will receive friends at the Pence residence.
She was born on May 3, 1944, in Zanesville, Ohio.
Pence, a Winchester (Ind.) High School graduate, was a floral designer who worked for the Old America Company until her retirement. She had previously worked for Fisher Controls and Hagger Slacks in McKinney, Texas. She was also a Woods Street Church of Christ member.
Surviving are her husband, Wayland Pence; her parents, Charles W. and Bernice ìBootsî Lykins, Winschester, Ind.; five daughters, Sherri Ketner, Winschester, Ind.; Yvette Lee Garrett, McKinney, Texas; Yvonne White, Celina; Ronda Kay Schnitker, Sherman, Texas and Rhonda Ann Fulton, Stillwater, Okla.; three sons, Robert Hesser, Ridgeville, Ind.; Scott Allen Dickerson, Royce City, Texas and Roger Pence, Talequah, Okla. and 18 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Texas Cancer Center, 2800 US Hwy. 75 N. Sherman, Texas, 75090.
(Jan. 3, 1999)

JOHN GRABER
MONTGOMERY-John Henry Graber, 80, died at his residence Monday at 6:30 p.m. He had been in failing health for a week.
The funeral will be at the Zion A.M. Church, Rt. 1 Montgomery, Odon and Cannelburg Road, Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the Zion A.M. Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 tonight at the church and all day Wednesday. The Lee Funeral Home, Loogootee, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on April 22, 1918, in Daviess County, to Jackson and Fannie (Wagler) Graber. They preceded him in death. He married Edith Lorene Wagler on Nov. 27, 1941 and she preceded him in death on Dec. 10, 1964. He then married Anna Barbara Graber on July 1, 1966, who survives.
Graber was a farmer and ordained minister in 1963. He was also a Mt. Joy Church member.
Also surviving are three sons, Loren and Calvin Graber, both of Montgomery and Mervin Graber, Whiteville, Tenn.; two daughters, Delores King, Richmond, Mo. and Sharon Mast, Whiteville, Tenn.; 27 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Peter Graber, Montgomery and Homer Graber, Kalona, Iowa; two sisters, Sylvia Knepp, Montgomery and Catherine Yoder, Sarasota, Fla.
He was also preceded in death by a son, a granddaughter and four brothers, Lewis, Joseph, Fred and Simon. & nbsp; (Jan. 4, 1999)

ROBERT GREGORY
The funeral for Robert S. Gregory was at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. Fr. Lowell Will officiated with interment in the St. John's Cemetery, Loogootee. Pallbearers were: George Clauss, Ron Hill, Lowell Smith, James Bogard and Jerry and Kevin Guy.

DORIS HARRIS
The funeral for Doris Dilley Harris was at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church with interment in the Bethany Cemetery. The Revs. David Harker and Wm. Malott officiated. Pallbearers were: Bill Boger, Joe Ritterskamp, Don Cosby, Hugh McLemore, Art Price and Virgil Ward.


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 4, 1999

EVA NORRIS
LOOGOOTEE-Eva C. Norris, 82, died at 2:38 p.m. Saturday at the Martin County Health Care and Rehab Center, Loogootee.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. A Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
She was born on Feb. 1, 1916, in Martin County, to Virgil and Mable (Crays) Strawn. She married Virgil Norris on Oct. 5, 1935 and he survives.
Norris was retired from Loogootee Textile. She was also a St. John Catholic Church member.
Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Shaw, Shoals and Bertus Earps and Kathy Bruner, both of Loogootee; a sister, Hilda Summers, Indianapolis; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Strawn.
(Jan. 2, 1999)

TILLIE WININGER
BICKNELL-Tillie Crouse Wininger, 85, died at the Crestview Convalescent Center Saturday at 2:05 a.m.
The funeral was today at the Wampler-Shawl Chapel. The Revs. William M. Wininger and David Brown officiated. Interment will be in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
She was born in Knox County, on Sept. 26, 1913, to John W. and Lou Ellen (Gilmore) Crouse. She married Raymond Wininger in Shoals, on Oct. 16, 1937. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1992. Wininger was a housewife and worked in her own home. She had lived her entire life in Knox County and was a First Christian Church member.
Surviving are her children, Loretta Kaufman, Bicknell; Barbara Saucerman, Pendleton; Donna Kay, Ft. Wayne; William M. Wininger, Douglasville, Ga. and Raymond Wininger, Ellenton, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by four brothers; a sister; a grandson and a granddaughter.
(Jan. 2, 1999)

MARY JO LYNCH
LOOGOOTEE-Mary Jo Lynch, 73, died at the St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, Friday.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Catholic Church, Loogootee, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 until 8 tonight at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. There will be a Rosary recited at 6 tonight at the funeral home followed by a Daughters of Isabella Memorial Service.
She was born on Oct. 19, 1925, in Owensboro, Ky., to Thomas and Beulah (Coomes) Hamilton. She married Charles Lynch and he preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 1992.
Lynch was a homemaker and a sales clerk at the Disney Village at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. for 10 years. She was also a St. John Catholic Church, Tri Kappa, VFW Auxiliary, Daughters of Isabella and the Ecumenical Choir member.
Surviving are a son, Mike Lynch, Carmel; two daughters, Carolyn Sinnott, Greensburg and Debbie Elliott, Greenwood; three brothers, Charles and Joe Hamilton, both of Owensboro, Ky. and Tom Hamilton, La Mesa, Calif.; four sisters, Patricia Rose Hirsch, Evansville; Martha Rutt, Newburgh; Marie Mattingly, Maceo, Ky. and Helen Vance, Ft. Myers, Fla. and six grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Charles ìChuckî Lynch in 1981.
(Jan. 1, 1999)

CLARENCE SHELTON
Clarence Shelton, 72, 103 NW 12th Street, died at the St. Mary's Hospital, Evansville, Saturday at 9:20 p.m. He had been in failing health for the last two and a half weeks.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. The Rev. John Cissell will officiate. Interment will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Reeve Township.
Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday.
He was born on Sept. 12, 1926, to Earl and Hazel (Robins) Shelton in Woodburry County, Iowa. They preceded him in death. He married Patty Cissell on May 11, 1956 and she survives.
Shelton was a retired truck driver with Jefferson Trucking and was the last member of Cornettsville Church. He served in the US Navy in World War II and served in the US Army in the Korean Conflict. He came to Daviess County as a young boy. He was educated in Alfordsville schools.
Surviving are his children, Steve and Brayton Shelton and Angie Gregory, all of Washington; Marsha Faith, Odon and Mark Shelton, Culpepper, Va.; 14 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Cox, Washington; and Mrs. Frances Yokem and Phyllis Williams, both of Alfordsville and two brothers, Wayne and the Rev. Raymond Shelton, Washington.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhenoda Shelton.
(Jan. 2, 1999)

KATHRYN FOILS
Kathryn Joyce Foils, 85, died at the Prairie Village Living Center, Washington, Saturday at 6:15 p.m. She had been in failing health for several months.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Simon's Church with interment in St. John's Cemetery. Fr. David Martin will officiate.
Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 10 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.
She was born in Daviess County, to Herschel and Rosilla (Allen) Spainhour on Aug. 5, 1913. They preceded her in death. She married Noble Foils on Oct. 3, 1956 and he preceded her in death on July 4, 1983.
Foils was a housewife and St. Simon's Church member.
(Jan. 2, 1999)

EDWARD TRAMBAUGH
LOOGOOTEE-Edward C. Trambaugh, 83, Loogootee, died at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee, with burial to follow in the Goodwill Cemetery, Loogootee.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
He was born on Aug. 18, 1915, in Dubois County, to John and Mary (Harder) Trambaugh. He married Ruth Hunt on Sept. 17, 1938 and she survives.
Trambaugh was retired after 33 years from Jasper Novelty Company and was a St. John's Lutheran Church member.
Also surviving are three sons, Larry Trambaugh, Washington; Ronnie Trambaugh, Mitchell and Richard Trambaugh, Jasper; two brothers, Howard and Carl Trambaugh, both of Loogootee; two sisters, Helen Vest, Loogootee and Irene Brown, Seymour; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, two brothers and two sisters.
(Jan. 3, 1999)

RODNEY PERRY
BRUCEVILLE-Rodney D. Perry, 32, died at 2:12 a.m. Sunday in Bruceville.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Brockman & Son Funeral Home, Vincennes. The Rev. Steve Sandefur will officiate. Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Vincennes.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
He was born in Vincennes, on March 29, 1966, to Dale and Mary Alice (Sager) Perry. His father and stepmother, Dale and Laura Perry, survive in Bruceville while his mother, Mary Alice Lawrence, survives in Zepher Hills, Fla. He married Constance Carter Goble on March 13, 1998 and she survives.
Perry was a welder of Riley Equipment. He was also an Eagles Lodge and National Hunters Association member.
Also surviving are his grandmother, Dorothy Sager, Evansville; two sons, Nathan and Payton Perry, both at home; a stepson, Craig Goble, at home; a brother, Mark Perry, Bruceville; a sister, Annette McCammon, Sullivan and two stepbrothers, William Joe Conrad, Hazelton and Jeremy Conrad, Vincennes.
He was preceded in death by a daughter.
(Jan. 3, 1999)

MARY GREEN
MONROE CITY-Mary A. Green, 85, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital Friday at 3:10 p.m.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes. The Revs. Michael Duffer and Mark Nielson will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Patoka.
Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
She was born on Nov. 24, 1913, in Knox County, to William and Mattie Stone. They preceded her in death. She married Kenneth Williams and he preceded her in death. She then married Castle Green and he also preceded her in death.
Green, a Lincoln High School graduate, was retired from Good Samaritan Hospital as a ward clerk in 1967, also worked as a silk finisher and at Hardees on Hart Street. She was member a First Church of God in Monroe City; Eastern Star #291, Red Cross volunteer and a Gray Lady at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
Surviving a daughter, Joy A. Beaman, Wheatland; a son, Richard ìDickî Williams, St. Petersburg, Fla.; stepdaughter, Marilyn Green, Indiana; stepson, Charles Green, Indianapolis; a niece, Marvel Lee Brown, Evansville, whom she raised; two nephews, Paul and Elmo Young, Florida, whom she raised; seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, a brother and three grandchildren.
(Jan. 1, 1999)

ROY PEDEN
SANDBORN-Roy C. Peden, 82, died at 5 a.m. Sunday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at the Anderson-Poindexter Sandborn Chapel at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Joe Montgomery officiating. Interment will be in the Sandborn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
He was born on Nov. 15, 1916, in Sandborn, to Archie Putman and Lou Effie (Duffey) Peden. They preceded him in death. He married Eldena Weber on Dec. 6, 1941 and she preceded him in death on May 27, 1997.
Peden was a supervisor in Ordinance at NWSC. He was served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. He was also a Sandborn United Methodist Church and Sandborn Masonic Lodge #647 member. He had lived his entire live in Sandborn.
Surviving are three sons, Michael Peden, Fort Wayne; Art Peden, San Antonio, Texas and Robert Campbell, Balboa, Calif.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
(Jan. 3, 1999)

ARTHUR WALLACE
Leroy Arthur Wallace, 87, formerly of 508 N.E. First St., died at the Washington Nursing Center Saturday at 9:05 p.m.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel. Pastor John Clanton will officiate. Interment will be at the Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday. Masonic memorial services at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
He was born on Nov. 1, 1911 in Daviess County to Clyde M. and Usula Dell (Arthur) Wallace. He married Opal Irene Arnold on March 28, 1937 and she preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1977.
Wallace was a retired farmer and rural mail carrier for 10 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Glendale Lodge #461 F&AM, Charity Lodge #30 F&AM, Washington Chapter #92 RAM, Washington Council #67 R&SM and Washington Commandry #33 Knight Templar. He was also a Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church member.
Surviving are three daughters, Wanda Kay Gist, Washington; Dixie Allen, Lyons and Joetta Siderius, Lake Mary, Fla.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Belcher, Monroe City and Ruth Francis, Indianapolis and two brothers, Joseph H. and Watis Wallace, both of Chicago. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Leroy; a sister, Edythe Bolden and a brother, William.

BERTHA GROSS
The funeral for Bertha Gross was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gill Chapel. Bro. James Krenceski officiated with interment in the Sugarland Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were: Everett Ballengee, Eugene Ballengee, Paul Ballengee, Jimmy Nichols, Adam Fisher and Joseph Williams.

WILLIAM POTTS
The funeral for William Potts Sr. was at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Kenneth Birkey officiated. Interment was in the Bethel Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Rick Wiseman, Larry Lucas, Dan Kane, Pat Baker, Ronnie Dinkens and James Baker. Honor pallbearers were: Roy Cottom and Paul Potts.

ESTHER RABER
The funeral for Esther Darlene Raber was at 9 a.m. Thursday at the family residence with home ministers officiating. Interment was in Stoll Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Matthew Douglas Knepp, Wallace Wagler Jr., Vernon Knepp and John Graber.

MILTON ARTHUR
The funeral for Milton F. Arthur was at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel. Fr. Dennis Latta officiated with interment in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were: Cecil Petty, Dale Allison, Jerry Reed, Robert Arthur, John Hudson and Roy Cottom.

MARY MARNER
The funeral for Mary Marner was Friday at the Steve Marner residence. Interment was at the Stoll Cemetery with home ministers officiating. Pallbearers were: Marvin Whittmer, Lester G. Wagler, Norman Graber and Enos Knepp.


Obituaries and Funerals Jan. 2, 1999

JAMES DYER
EDWARDSPORT-- James Carl Dyer, 93, died Thursday at 10:50 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the McClure Funeral Home in Bicknell.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Walter Terry will officiate. Interment will be in Edwarsport Town Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 10, 1905, to Thomas and Orpha (Allen) Dyer. He married Bernice Smith in 1928, and she died Dec. 11, 1972.
He was a retired employee of S.E. Chestnut Vault and Sexton-Wilbert Vault Company.
Surviving are three sons, Harold Dyer, Columbus, James Dyer, Brownsburg and Don Dyer, Vincennes; a sister, Leona Harper, Westphalia, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jack Dyer, in 1991, as well as five sisters and one brother.
(Dec. 31, 1998)

DORIS GODFREY
PETERSBURG-Doris Godfrey, 84, died of heart failure at Petersburg Health Care Center Wednesday at 8:20 p.m.
The funeral will be at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, today at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Pastor Paul Newton will officiate.
There will be no visitation.
She was born on July 24, 1914 in Pike County to James and Nell (Quiggins) Cochran. She married John L. Godfrey and he preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 1983.
Godfrey was a Methodist Church and Eastern Star member, both in Woodlawn, Ga.
Surviving is her sister-in-law, Glennice Spradlin, Petersburg.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Leman Spradlin.
(Dec. 30, 1998)

BETTY GIBSON
Funeral services for Betty Gibson were held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Gill Chapel. The Rev. Dennis Patton officiated. Interment was in Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Casketbearers were Mike Gibson, Dan Kane, Eddie Gibson, Tom Gibson, Leroy Gibson, Jason Cornelius, Larry Lamb, Jeff Cornelius and Jon Sanders.

ORIEN STEPHENS
The funeral services for the Rev. Orien Stephens were held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Christ United Methodist Church. The Revs. Allen Amstutz and Steve Kaetzel officiated. Interment was in the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.
Pallbearers were Steve Carter, Max Barrett, David Nugent, Vernon Stevens, Shannan Cox and Bill Clark.

LUKE McCOY
The funeral for Luke A. McCoy was at the Harris Funeral Home, Monroe City, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with interment in the Hamline Chapel Cemetery, Monroe City. The Rev. Jim Russell officiated.
Pallbearers were: Jake Murray, Jeremy Vories, Levi Helderman, Jared McCoy, Chad Hansen and Steve Cook. Honorary pallbearers were: Adam McCoy, Camaron Richardson, Andrew McCoy, Charles McCoy, Clint Fields, Tara McCoy, Cliff Mason and Jenny Robinson.


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