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Obituaries and Funerals December 30, 1999

OBITS

EDWARD BOYD
SHOALS - Edward Eugene Boyd, 74, died at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday at the Washington Nursing Center.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Military graveside rites will be by the Shoals American Legion. Interment will be in the Trinity Spring Cemetery (Old Cemetery). Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
He was born on Jan. 20, 1925, in Martin County, to Harvey and Grace (French) Boyd. They preceded him in death. He married Christina Thomas, on Sept. 4, 1949, in Shoals. She preceded him in death in 1986. He married Romaine Hedrick on Feb. 14, 1989, in Daviess County and she survives.
Boyd was retired from NWSC Crane and was a Trinity Springs Church of Christ member. He was also a World War II Navy veteran, Shoals American Legion Post 61 and Shoals VFW Post 8589 member.
Also surviving are: two stepdaughters, Donna Kay Osmon and Karen Wilkins, both of Washington; a sister, Opal Harner, Shoals and six stepgrandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles W. Boyd.
(Dec. 28, 1999)

REVA DUPIRE
BICKNELL - Reva L. Dupire, 81, died at 8:43 p.m. Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. Frank Renner will officiate. Interment will be at the Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel, 118 North Washington St., Bicknell. Vigil service will be at 7 tonight at Wampler-Shaw.
She was born in Shoals, on April 14, 1918, to Carroll and Jenny Kidwell. She married Lorraine (Loren) Dupire, in Bicknell, on April 14, 1944, at the St. Philip Neri Church. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1977.
Dupire was a housewife in her own home and had lived most of her life in Bicknell. She was also a St. Philip Neri Catholic Church member.
Surviving are: a son, Bill Dupire, Bicknell; a daughter, Teresa Yochum, Bicknell; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two halfbrothers.
(Dec. 28, 1999)

RUTH BRESH
Ruth Bresh, 89, Washington, died at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday at the Washington Nursing Center. She had been in failing health for several months.
The funeral will be conducted at a later date. Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home is handling services.
She was born in Chester, Ill., on Oct. 8, 1910, to Lester Blachard and Doris (Hamilton) Johnson. She married Bud Bresh and he preceded her in death.
Bresh was a retail clerk for 20 years at Fox Markets. She was also a Women of the Moose Auxiliary member.
Surviving are: three sons, Gene Bresh, Washington; Thomas Bresh, Nashville, Tenn. and Max B. Bresh, Grand Junction, Colo.; a daughter, Theda Romero, Washington; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Johnson, St. Petersburg, Fla. and a brother, Billy Dugger, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Nina Reville and Eva Johnson.
(Dec. 29, 1999)

FUNERAL

WILMA STEVENS
The funeral for Wilma G. Stevens was at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Odon United Methodist Church. Interment was in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Tim Ahlemeyer officiated. Pallbearers were: Rodney Chestnut, Wayne Moore, Paul Moore, Jay Moore, Steve Hostetler and Shelley Hostetler. Honorary pallbearers were: Robert Pearson, Stacey Chestnut, John Bennett, Kelly Chestnut and Cindy Chestnut.

Obituaries and Funerals December 29, 1999

NOTICES

EDWARD BOYD
SHOALS - Edward Eugene Boyd, 74, died at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday at the Washington Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals.
(Dec. 28, 1999)

ETRIDGE MILLER
HUNTINGBURG - Etridge Miller, 75, died at the Jasper Memorial Hospital Monday. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
She is originally of Loogootee and was born to Frank and Myrtle Brown. Surviving are: two daughters, Becky Rinehart, Clarksville, Ind. and Linda Bates, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and a sister, Mary Alice Smith, Washington.
(Dec. 27, 1999)

OBITS

BERNADETTA LECHNER
DeLAND, Fla. - Bernadetta Lechner, 77, died Monday at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Fla.
The funeral will be at the Lankford Funeral Home in DeLand, Fla.
She was born in Montgomery and moved from Cannelburg to DeLand in 1982.
Lechner was a retired post mistress in Cannelburg. She was also a St. PeterÕs Catholic Church member in DeLand, Fla.
Surviving are: her husband of 57 years, James E. Lechner; three sons, Ronald Lechner, Montgomery; Charles Lechner, Greenfield and James L. Lechner, Glenwood, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
(Dec. 27, 1999)

RALPH MILES
MOORESVILLE - Ralph Bernard Miles, 71, died at his residence Dec. 26.
The funeral will be at St. Christopher Catholic Church Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Floral Park West Cemetery. Calling is at Flanner & Buchanan, Speedway from 4 to 8 tonight. Prayers will be said at the mortuary at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
He was born on Feb. 16, 1928. His wife, Edith M. Miles, survives.
Miles was in the Air Force for 27 years and retired in August 1973. He was an American Legion, VFW Mooresville Post, Sergeant Air Force Association and St. Christopher Catholic Church member.
Also surviving are: three daughters, Cathy Marsh, Cindy Jenkins and Gale Gowen; two brothers, James Miles and Robert Miles; three sisters, Irene McHugh, Lois Purdue and Phyllis Hughes; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
(Dec. 26, 1999)

WILLIAM LOUGHMILLER
MONTGOMERY - William Thomas Loughmiller, 78, died at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
Funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Gill Chapel. Interment will be in St. PeterÕs Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.
He was born to James Harry and Lona Belle (Ford) Loughmiller, on Feb. 7, 1921, in Montgomery. He married Margaret Patterson, on Jan. 25, 1946 and she preceded him in death on Aug. 24, 1984.
Loughmiller, Montgomery High School graduate, was a World War II Army veteran. This lifelong Montgomery resident had managed Iglehart Elevator in Montgomery for 30 years and purchased it in 1969 changing the name to Loughmiller Elevator. He retired in 1989. Also, he was a VFW, American Legion, Moose and Eagles Lodge member.
Surviving: two daughters, Susan Arthur, Washington and Mary Lou Jones, Rt. 4; two sons, Mark Loughmiller, Jasper and Larry Loughmiller, Loogootee and a sister, Ivalue Edwards, Evansville; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Also, surviving are a niece and nephew, Lynn (Dant) Bullock, Washington and Darin Dant, Danville, the Loughmillers reared.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth Loughmiller Grannan and Irene Loughmiller and a brother, Odus Loughmiller.
(Dec. 28, 1999)

Obituaries and Funerals December 28, 1999

OBIT

OBE CHICON
Obe Ruth Chicon, 88, 310 N.E. 16th St., died at 8:40 p.m. Sunday at the Eastgate Manor Nursing Center.
The funeral will be at Gill Chapel Monday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. David Harker will officiate. Interment will be in the Cape Memorial Gardens, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. Monday.
She was born on Aug. 21, 1911, in Clarksville, Mo., to Otho Barnes and Ruth Ann (Goldman) Eales. She married O. Kenneth Chicon, in September 1931 and he preceded her in death in December 1985.
Chico, a New London (Ill.) High School graduate, and her husband operated KenÕs Prescription Pharmacy on Main Street for many years. She was a First Baptist Church member.
Surviving are: a daughter, Patricia G. Bailey, Washington; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a grandchild and a brother
(Dec. 26, 1999)

FUNERALS

JERALD BEARD
The funeral for Jerald B. ÒJerryÓ Beard was at 11 this morning at the McClure Funeral Home, Bruceville Chapel. The Rev. Glenn Turner officiated. Interment was in Bruceville Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Dallas Slater, Sam McClure, William Woods, Kent Williams, Wilbur Parish and Mark Ewing.

WILMA ALLEN
The funeral for Wilma Brett Allen was at 1 this afternoon at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Officiating were pastor Mark Otero and the Rev. Curtis Burge. Interment was in Hickory Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Jack Vaal, Steve Allen, Eric Brett, John R. Brett, Melvin Lee and Josh Brett.

LINDA LONG
The funeral for Linda J. Long was Monday at the Elnora Christian Church. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery. Bros. Steve Weaver and Fred Whitacre officiated.
Pallbearers were: Gerald Pitcher, Dustin Pitcher, Billy D. Long, Denny Long, Steve Arney and Harold Lee. Honorary pallbearers were Greg Holter and Jeremy Pitcher.

Obituaries and Funerals December 27, 1999

WILMA STEVENS
ODON - Wilma G. Stevens, 79, died at the Bloomington Hospital died Friday at 4:20 p.m. She had been in failing health for several months.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Odon United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Tim Ahlemeyer will officiate.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Odon.
She was born on Oct. 19, 1920, in Daviess County to Edward and Susan (Humerickhouse) Ferguson. She married Carl Stevens, on Sept. 16, 1978, and he survives.
Stevens was a homemaker and Odon United Methodist Church member. This 1938 Odon High School graduate was also a lifelong community member.
Also surviving are: a son, Frank Edwards Chestnut, Greenfield; a daughter, Mary Catherine Hostetler, Bloomington; two stepsons, Lige and Carl R. Stevens, both of Texas; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild and a sister, Macil Ferguson, Bloomington.
She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Chestnut; a son, Mike Chestnut; a brother, Paul Ferguson and a sister, Maxine Moore.
Family requests donations be made to the Odon United Methodist Church.
(Dec. 24, 1999)

CHARLES BREWER
Charles J. Brewer, 83, Rt. 4 Portersville Road, died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at the Washington Nursing Center.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington. The Rev. William Mallott will officiate with interment in Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 tonight and 9 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.
He was born on Feb. 16, 1916, in Carlisle, Ill., to Charley and Sarah (Jones) Brewer. He married Mary Rosalie Avant and she preceded him in death on March 14, 1994.
Brewer was a farmer and railroad engineer with B&O Railroad for 35 years, having retired in 1977. He was a First Baptist Church member and had served as deacon for the church.
Surviving are: three sons, Robert L. Brewer, Washington; Charles L. Brewer, Shereville, Ind. and Nolan Brewer, Livella, Ga.; two daughters, Marilyn Bosenberry, Greensburg and Jayne R. Brewer, Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a brother, Herschel Brewer, Gary and a sister, Molly Ann Buehler, Twin Falls, Idaho.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Neil W. and Noah Brewer and a brother, Leslie Brewer.
(Dec. 25, 1999)

WILMA ALLEN
SHOALS - Wilma Jean (Brett) Allen, 42, died at 3:30 a.m. Dec. 24 at the St. Mary's Hospital, Evansville. She had been suffering from a lengthy illness.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Interment will be in the Hickory Ridge Cemetery.
Friends may be all from 3 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
She was born on Oct. 15, 1957, in Washington, to Robert M. and Blanche (Hovis) Brett. They survive in Shoals. She married Larry E. Allen on Sept. 3, 1994 and he survives.
Allen was a licensed practical nurse working at Martin County Nursing and Rehab Center. She was also a Dover Hill Church of Christ in Christian Union member.
Also surviving are: a son, Paul E. Wade, at home; a sister, Lois Lundy, Shoals and four brothers, Kenneth L., Robert W., Richard A. and Roger L. Brett, all of Shoals.
(Dec. 24, 1999)

OLETA NIGG
DUBOIS - Oleta A. Nigg, 72, died at 12:23 p.m. Saturday at her residence.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church at the Dubois Crossroads with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tom Roberts will officiate.Friends may call from 2 to 9 tonight to the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the 11 a.m. service at the church.
Bainbridge Home Economics Club will conduct a memorial service at 4 this evening. Also, a memorial serve will be at 7 tonight by the VFW Auxiliary Post No. 673 in Jasper.
She was born in Dubois, on May 13, 1927, to William and Margaret (Meyer) Thimling. She married Martin Nigg, on June 8, 1946, at the Emanuel Hill Lutheran Church. He survives.
Nigg was a homemaker and worked on the Nigg Poultry Farm at Dubois. She was a St. John's Lutheran Church, WELCA of St. John's Church, VFW Auxiliary Post No. 673 in Jasper and Bainbridge Home Economics Club member. Also, she was a past Sunday School teacher at St. John Church.
Also surviving are: two daughters, Vicky Perkins, Dubois and Tina Dant, Loogootee; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a sister, Irene Nevitt, Campbellsburg, Ky. She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Thimling and two sisters, Emma and Adleen Schott.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or to the American Cancer Relay for Life.
(Dec. 25, 1999)

MARIAN MILLICAN
PETERSBURG - Marian A. Millican, 85, died at 2:10 p.m. Saturday at the Petersburg Health Care Center.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper with burial to follow in the McClure Cemetery, Algiers.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.
She was born on April 3, 1914, to Samuel and Lois (McClure) Anderson. He married Fred Millican and he preceded her in death.
Millican was a retired receptionist for a medical clinic in Longbeach, Calif. She was also an Otwell United Methodist Church member.
Surviving are: a stepdaughter, Jeannie Prink, Olympic, Wash.; a brother, Charles A. Anderson, Petersburg and a sister, Doris Willenborg, Fremont, Calif.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Hanly Anderson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Otwell Untied Methodist Church in Otwell.
(Dec. 25, 1999)

JAMES WEST
BICKNELL - James L. West, 57, died at 12:25 a.m. Friday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral was at 11 this morning at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel. The Rev. Forest Godin will officiate with interment in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Larry Boulet, Harley Hagemeier, Jim Breman, Larry Bowers and Clarence Hulen.
He was born on Nov. 21, 1942, in Vincennes, to James and Leona (O'Dell) West. He married Sondra Boulet, on Nov. 29, 1974 and she survives.
West was retired from Conrail in 1993. He was also a Brotherhood and Maintance of Way member.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Deborah Hawkins, Orlando, Fla.; a son, Bart Hawkins, Erin, Tenn. and two grandchildren.
(Dec. 24, 1999)

JERALD BEARD
BRUCEVILLE- Jerald B. Beard, 66, died at 3:19 p.m. Friday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bruceville Chapel. The Rev. Glenn Turner will officiate. Interment will be in the Bruceville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight.
He was born on Dec. 31, 1932, near Bruceville, to Buel and Irene (Scott) Beard. His mother survives in Bruceville. He married Phyllis Acker on Feb. 14, 1953 and she survives.
Beard had been a self-employed public accountant and tax preparer in Bruceville and also farmed. He graduated from Bruceville High School in 1951 and Vincennes Business College. He was a Bruceville Christian Church, National Society of Public Accountants, Indiana Society of Public Accountants, Bicknell French Club, Oaktown Masonic Lodge and the Bicknell Elks member and was former president of the Bruceville Rod and Gun Club.
Also surviving : a daughter, Kimberlyn Schroeder, Westphalia; a son, Jerald Bradley Beard, Orlando and two grandchildren.
(Dec. 24, 1999)

JOSEPH KENNEDY
INDIANAPOLIS - Joseph T. Kennedy, M.D., 73, died of natural causes in Indianapolis Dec. 23.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Services will be also be at 10:15 a.m. in the Leppert & Hensley Mortuary, 740 East 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240. Interment will be in the Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis.
Calling will be from 4 to 8 tonight at the Leppert & Hensley Mortuary.
He married Geraldine "Jerry" M. Solliday, a former Washington resident, and she survives.
Dr. Kennedy was an anesthesiologist for 32 years at the Community Hospital East, retiring in 1988. He administered the first scheduled anesthetic at the hospital in 1956. He entered the Navy on April 4, 1946 and served in World War II. He was a University of Cincinnati graduate, had an internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fla. and had a residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Also, he as a county, state and national member of the American Medial Association, Phi Delta Fraternity, Nu Sigma Nu Fraternity, American Society of Anesthesiologists and St. Lawrence Catholic Church member.
Also surviving are: seven daughters, Susan K. Cutshall; Barbara E. Delon, Mary J. Stadic, Anne M. Miner, Janet K. Snoddy, Judith E. Indiano and Sharon R. Haslmer; three sons, Joseph T., Michael R. and Timothy V. Kennedy; a sister, Mary Jane Linneman and 23 grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Guardian Angel Guild, c/o Mrs. C.E. Madden, 5111 North Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 45208.
(Dec. 23, 1999)

Obituaries and Funerals December 24, 1999

OBITS

LANA EMMONS
BICKNELL - Lana B. Hooper Emmons, 96, died at the Bicknell Rehabilitation Center, Thursday at 5:30 a.m.
Private graveside services will be conducted at a later date. The Rev. Forrest Godin will officiate with interment in the Asbury Chapel Cemetery, Ragsdale.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel, 118 North Washington St., Bicknell.
She was born in Freedom, on Aug. 29, 1903, to Leara C. and Rosetta (Johnson) Kirk. She married Grant Hooper in 1921 and he preceded her in death in 1953. She later married Richard Emmons in October 1963 and he preceded her in death on May 19, 1978.
Emmons was a nurses aid for 22 years at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. She had lived in Bicknell since she was 19 and was a First Church of the Nazarene, Bicknell, member.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mildred Christy, Bicknell; a son, Jerry Hooper, Columbus; a stepson, George Emmons and a stepdaughter, Dorothy Arthur, both of Bicknell; a sister, Mary Morris, Spencer; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild and several stepgrandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son and two sisters.
(Dec. 23, 1999)

CHARLES LYNCH
Charles Henry Lynch, 79, Sunset Towers, died at the Daviess Community Hospital Thursday at 1:05 p.m.
Private family services will be at graveside in the Bruceville Cemetery. The Rev. Doug Lucy will officiate. There will be no visitation. Gill Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
He was born to Jesse and Emma (Eads) Lynch, on April 16, 1920, in Knox County.
Lynch was a retired mechanic for the Terre Haute Bus Company. He was also an Army veteran.
Surviving are: seven nieces, Joni Glassford and Shelley Houchins, both of Washington; Candy Hamm, Becky Spath and Jackie Jenkins, all of Petersburg; Bobbie Foster, Jasper and Penny Parish, Mitchell and two nephews, Danny Knight, Washington and Lucky Lynch, Korea. He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
(Dec. 23, 1999)

JACK MATTHEW
ROSEVILLE, Mich. - Jack L. Matthew, 83, former 10-year Washington resident, died at the Henry Ford Continuing Care Center in Roseville, Mich., on Dec. 16.
Private services were handled by Kaul Funeral Home of Roseville and Kemple-Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home of Paoli. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.
He was born on Feb. 21, 1916, in Washington County, to Winfield T. and Ida Mae (Lawyer) Matthew. He married Ethel Gray in 1939 and she preceded him in death.
Surviving are: a son, Morris, Glendale, Ariz.; two daughters, Karen Wohlfield, Roseville, Mich. and Kathleen Prowse, Eastpointe, Mich.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Larry.
(Dec. 16, 1999)

INEZ WAGGONER
INDIANAPOLIS - Inez P. Fields Waggoner, 83, died in Indianapolis Wednesday at Harborside Healthcare.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Family Funeral Care, 5791 Rockville Road, Indianapolis. Interment will be in the Lincoln Memory Gardens in Whitestown.
Calling will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Family Funeral Care.
She was born in Daviess County. Her husband, Cecil, preceded her in death in 1963.
Waggoner was employed for several years by the Marion County Assessor's Office in a clerical position. She was retired. Most recently she had been employed with Barger Bookkeeping Service for many years. She was also a Mount Olive Methodist Church and Wayne Township Fire Department Women's Auxiliary member.
Surviving are: a daughter, Shirley Martin Gibbs, Indianapolis; a brother, Lewis D. Fields, Speedway; a sister, Roberta M. Seneff, Louisville; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. A brother also preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Olive Methodist Church, 1449 S. High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46241.
(Dec. 22, 1999)

FUNERALS

IRIS BROWN
The funeral for Iris Brown was at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Officiating were pastors Tom Roberts and Martin Bornhoeft. Interment was in Cusco Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Roger Cooper, Gary Salmon, Jerrod Emmons, Gerald Kalb, Tim Voegerl, Claude Steele, Rick Kyger and Steve Deckard.

ERNESTINE KIDWELL
A funeral mass for Ernestine Kidwell was celebrated this morning at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee with Fr. Leo Kiesel officiating. Pallbearers were: Bob Wichman, Ed Lundergan, John Hart, Pias Hart, Raymond Brothers and Larry Nolan.

Obituaries and Funerals December 23, 1999

CLARABELLE SHELDON
CINCINNATI, Ohio - Clarabelle Sheldon, 77, died Dec. 2, at the Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati, after suffering a massive stroke two days earlier.
Funeral services were Dec. 6 in Cincinnati.
She was born on Aug. 26, 1922, to Tony and Edna (Arnold) Dillon, Otwell. She married Clyde E. Sheldon and he preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1997.
Sheldon was an Elnora High School graduate and had spend most of her adult life in Cincinnati.
Surviving are: two children, Areba Drescher, Roanoka, Va. and Larry Sheldon, Cincinnati; a brother, S.A. ÒSonnyÓ Dillon, Crown Point; a sister, Ninalea Lottes, Otwell; a halfsister, Vivian Reed, Otwell; six halfbrothers, Horace and James Dillon, both of Otwell; Ralph Dillon, Camby; Lowell Dillon, Huntingburg; Roger Dillon, Washington and Norman Dillon, Petersburg; a stepsister, Virginia Traylor, Jonesboro, Ill. and two grandchildren.
(Dec. 2, 1999)

ERNESTINE KIDWELL
LOOGOOTEE - Ernestine C. Kidwell, 92, Martin County Health Care Center resident, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday at the care center.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee with burial to follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Bramble.
Visitation will be tonight at the Titzer Funeral Home in Loogootee from 4 to 8. A Rosary will be recited at 4:30 tonight at the funeral home.
She was born on Jan. 5, 1907, in Whitfield, to Patrick and Mary (Nalin) Nolan. She was married in June 1942 to Francis A. Kidwell and he preceded her in death in 1961.
Kidwell had worked at the Reliance Manufacturing in Loogootee and had also done housekeeping for the resident Priest at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bramble. She was a St. John Catholic Church member in Loogootee. Also, she was a Perry Township Homemaker, St. Joseph Alter Society and the Christian Mothers of St. Joseph Catholic Church member.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mary Lou Kidwell Clark, Forsyth, Ill.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers and eight sisters.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The St. Vincent DePaul Societies of Martin County and the Red Door Industries in Washington.
(Dec. 22, 1999)

LINDA LONG
ELNORA - Linda Long, 53, died unexpectedly at her residence at 3:06 a.m. Wednesday.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Elnora Christian Church. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery. Bro. Steve Weaver will officiate. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Odon and 10 a.m. until service time at the church Monday.
She was born on May 10, 1946, in Daviess County, to George and Joyce (Summitt) Emmons. They survive in Elnora. She married Ronald Long, on April 6, 1965 and he survives.
Long, an Elnora High School graduate, had taught at North Daviess School for four years and at the G-Quick for two years. This lifelong Daviess County resident was also an Elnora Christian Church member.
Surviving are: a daughter, Amy C. Atchley, Louis, Ind.; four sons, David Michael and Christopher Lee Long, both of Crawfordsville; Michael Wayne Long, Muncie and Robert Douglas Long, Bonsall, Calif.; two grandchildren and two sisters, Brenda Walls and Lori Pitcher, both of Elnora.
(Dec. 22, 1999)

JERRY HACKER
MARION - Jerry L. Hacker, 51, formerly of Bloomington, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. He had been in failing health for seven months.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford. Fr. Bernie Cox will officiate with interment in the Clover Hill Cemetery, Harroldsburg. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
He was born on Sept. 24, 1948, in Daviess County, to Robert L. and Iris (Webb) Hacker. His father survives in Bennington, while his mother, Iris Gosnell, survives in Florida. He married Linda Rhorer, on Jan. 19, 1979 and she survives.
Hacker was the supervisor at Thompson Consumer Electronics having worked in Bloomington and Marion.
Also surviving are: two daughters, Michelle and Brandi Hacker, both of Washington; two stepsons, Robin Simpson, Bloomington and Shannon Simpson, Bloomfield; a brother, Terry Hacker, Missouri; a sister, Cheryl Tauber, Vincennes and 10 grandchildren.
(Dec. 21, 1999)

FUNERALS

KATHRYN JONES
A funeral mass for Kathryn Jones was Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Fr. Leo Kiesel officiated. Pallbearers were: Dan Armstrong, Mike Jones, Lee Jones, John Norris, Joe Craney and Jack Norris. Honorary pallbearers were Faryl Armstrong, Joann Frye and Helen Morgan.

EVERETT MILLER
The graveside service for Everett Miller was at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. John Cissell officiated. Pallbearers were: Rick Ellsworth, Darrell Ellsworth, Jimmy Arnold, Jack Arnold, Larry Banks, Brian Banks and Paul Banks.


Obituaries and Funerals December 22, 1999

NOTICE

LINDA LONG
ELNORA - Linda Long, 53, died unexpectedly at her residence this morning at 3:06.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Elnora Christian Church. Interment will be at the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Odon and 10 a.m. until service time at the church Monday.
Complete obituary scheduled for Thursday's Times-Herald.
(Dec. 22, 1999)

OBITS

MARIE PETER
TELL CITY - Marie P. Peter, 85, died at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlands Convalescent Center in Newburgh.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. (EST) Friday at St. Mark's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Sean Hoppe, OSB, will officiate. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Friday at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel, where there will be a prayer service at 4 p.m. Thursday.
She was born on July 27, 1914, in Perry County, to Joseph and Catherine (Hilgenhold) Harpenau. They preceded her in death. She married Norbert V. Peter on June 9, 1936, at St. Mark's Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1997.
Peter was a St. Mark's Catholic Church member, where she taught CCD classes for several years. She and her husband settled near their families on a dairy farm in Petty County. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are: eight daughters, Ruth A. Messick, Lucy R. Matthews and Victoria Reed, all of Newburgh; Susanna Rothgerber, Wadesville M. Margaret Hodde, Avon; Jeanette L. Peyton, Indianapolis; Martha A. Joyce, St. Louis and Norma C. Hawkins, Highland Village, Texas; two sons, Thomas E. Peter, Odon and William J. Peter, Tell City; 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Catholic Church or Catholic Charities.
(Dec. 21, 1999)

IRENE BAUER
HAYSVILLE - Irene A. Bauer, 88, died at 11:20 p.m. Monday in the Jasper Memorial Hospital and Heath Care Center.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Haysville, with burial to follow in St. Paul's Cemetery. The Rev. Wilmer Hallman will officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 9 tonight at Becher-Kluesner North Chapel, Jasper and from 10 a.m. Thursday until service time at the church. Memorial services are at 7:30 tonight by WELCA of St. Paul's Church.
She was born in Martin County, on Aug. 2, 1911, to Fred and Margaret (Neukam) Wolf. She married Peter L. Bauer, on Oct. 4, 1932 and he preceded her in death on Aug. 7.
Bauer was a St. Paul's Lutheran Church member in Haysville and WELCA member of St. Paul's Church.
Surviving: a daughter, Martha Weisheit, Haysville; three sons, Linus Bauer, Dubois and Edward and Carl Bauer, both of Jasper; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, William Wolf, Jasper and a sister, Oledia Kieffner, Jasper. She was also preceded in death by: a daughter, Linda, who died in infancy; two grandchildren and a brother, Elmer Wolf.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Haysville or to the Heritage House of Jasper Nursing Center in Jasper.
(Dec. 20, 1999)

DELBERT LATSHAW
VINCENNES- Delbert Latshaw, 95, formerly of Oaktown, died at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday at the Lodge of the Wabash in Vincennes.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gordon E. Utt Oaktown Chapel. The Rev. Myra Torrance will officiate. Interment will be in the Oaktown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and before services Tuesday.
He was born on Nov. 31, 1904, in Knox County, to Scott and Levina (Williams) Latshaw. They preceded him in death. He married Ruby Gardner, Feb. 14, 1946 and she preceded him in death on July 5, 1986. Latshaw was a retired farmer.
Surviving are: two sisters, Melva Mulheron, Vincennes and Rena Cullison, Phoenix, Ariz. and a brother, Virgil Latshaw, Vincennes. He was also preceded in death by a brother.
(Dec. 21, 1999)

Obituaries and Funerals December 21, 1999

OBITS

KATHRYN JONES
LOOGOOTEE - Kathryn M. Jones, 86, died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee with burial to follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. A rosary will be recited at 4 this evening.
She was born on Feb. 26, 1913, in Loogootee, to Charles E. and Lena (Yeager) Crooke. She married Gerdon C. Jones on July 28, 1961 and he preceded her in death on March 15, 1998.
Jones had taught home economics at the Loogootee School System for 35 years before her retirement. In 1988, she received the Outstanding Teacher Award and in 1996, she received the Outstanding Alumni Award.
Surviving are: two sisters-in-law: Jane Crooke, Le May, Mo. and Mary Ruth Boyles, Orange City, Fla., along with several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and John Crooke and a sister, Patricia Norris.
(Dec. 19, 1999)

RUTH HEAVENRIDGE
SOUTH PIKETON, Ohio, Ruth A. (Wininger) Heavenridge, 86, formerly of Indianapolis and Loogootee, died at the Pleasant Hill Manor in Piketon, Ohio, Sunday.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Flanner & Buchanan Washington Park East Mortuary, Indianapolis. Burial will be in Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and an hour prior Friday at the funeral home.
She was born on March 10, 1931, in Loogootee. She married L. N. Heavenridge and he preceded her in death.
Heavenridge worked for Reliances Shift Factory in Seymore and Loogootee and also worked for Western Electric in Indianapolis.
Surviving are: a son, Jack Heavenridge; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
(Dec. 19, 1999)

FUNERALS

LEONA LEWIS
The funeral for Leona E. Lewis was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gill Chapel. Bro. Jonathan Ingram officiated with interment in the Bethel Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Chris Lewis, Rodney Lewis, Michael Moss, Don Liston, Gary Powe and Wayne Batchelor.

SIDNEY QUEEN
A funeral mass for Sidney P. Queen was conducted Tuesday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee, with Fr. Leo Kiesel officiating. Pallbearers were: Dennis Brosmer, Clyde Hawkins, Gerald Evans, Jay Dillman, Keith Dillman and James Bailey. Honorary pallbearers were: Craig and Mark Bauer.

RUTH MURRAY
The funeral for Ruth L. Murray was at 10:30 this morning at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Steven Kaetzel officiated with interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Stephen Murray, Kimberly Murray, Brent Murray, Troy Murray-Plumer, Donald Thie and Terry Murray.

SANDRA REEVES
The funeral for Sandra Reeves was at 10 a.m. Monday at the Loogootee Christian Church. Interment was in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Velpen. The Rev. Ed Frost officiated. Pallbearers were: John Drake, Phil Eyler, Greg Johnson, Dave Kavanaugh, Charles Lavely, Steve Poehlein, Charles Sims and Joe Williams.

Obituaries and Funerals December 20, 1999

NOTICE

KATHRYN JONES
LOOGOOTEE - Kathryn M. Jones, 86, died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee.
(Dec. 19, 1999)

OBITS

EVERETT MILLER
Everett E. Miller, 86, 509 Front Street, died at his residence Saturday at 2:24 a.m. He had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill for a week.
The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. John Cissell will officiate.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington.
He was born in Prairie View, Kan., to Byron Elliott and Laura Belle (Moore) Miller, on March 31, 1913. He married Elsie Marie Atkinson on Aug. 2, 1936 and she preceded him in death in 1991.
Miller, a 1931 Prairie View High School graduate, was a structural steel welder and design worker for 20 years, retiring in 1975. He was also an Iron and Bridge Workers Union Local No. 24 member. He had lived in the local area for 19 years.
Surviving are: two daughters, Carol Arnold, Washington and Donna Ellsworth, Grand Prairie, Texas; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Vernon E. Miller; two sisters, Nina King and Evelyn Zelmer and four grandchildren.
(Dec. 18, 1999)

MARGARET GADDO
ODON - Margaret H. Gaddo, 92, died at 10:11 p.m. Saturday at the Ketcham Memorial Center, Odon.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The Fr. Bob Maternoski will officiate. Interment will be in the Braceville-Gardner Cemetery in Braceville, Ill.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Patterson Funeral Home South, Wilmington, Ill.
She was born on June 7, 1907, in Bruceville, to George and Mary (Perino) Harvey. Her husband, Henry P. Gaddo, preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1967.
Gaddo was a homemaker.
Surviving are: a son, Henry ÒBudÓ Gaddo, Gainesville, Ga.; two daughters, Gloria Ray, Odon and Dorothy Spiezio, Braceville, Ill.; 21 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter and a brother, John Harvey, Marseiles, Ill.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Elaine Joyce; a sister, Johanna Bolatto and a brother, George Harvey.
(Dec. 18, 1999)

EMMA LORIAUX
BICKNELL - Emma E. Loriaux, 90, died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday at the Lodge of the Wabash, Vincennes.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel, 118 North Washington St., Bicknell. The Rev. Mark Reed will officiate. Interment will be in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
She was born on Oct. 17, 1909, in Coal City, to William and Celia (Rawley) Burger. She married Constant (Connie) Loriaux, in Detroit, Mich., on April 6, 1936. He preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1981.
Loriaux was a homemaker in her own home. She came from Detroit, Mich., to Bicknell in 1966.
Surviving are: a sister, Cora Ritchey, Rosedale and a brother, Herman Burger, Clay City.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.
(Dec. 19, 1999)

IRIS BROWN
SHOALS - Iris Brown, 71, died at her residence Sunday.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Interment will be in the Cusco Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
She was born on May 2, 1928, in Martin County, to Conrad and Isabel (Simmons) Kalb. She married Eugene Brown on Sept. 29, 1946 and he survives.
Brown was a housewife, meter reader for Daviess and Martin County and REMC caregiver for Pauline Jones. She was a Waggoner Chapel Church member, where she served on the Church Board. Also, she was a past Rusk Homemaker Club, Windom Grange, Shoals Senior Citizens member and was active in Martin County 4-H Leadership.
Also surviving are: a son, Dale Brown, Shoals; four daughters, Jill Lewis and Lori Ellis, both of Shoals; Marie Beck, Dubois and Kathy Harker, Auburn, Ala.; a sister, Elaine Stetler, Shoals; three brothers, Conrad Dale and Melchior G. Kalb, both of Shoals and Marvin K. Kalb, Indianapolis and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Roger Kieth Kalb.
(Dec. 19, 1999)

SIDNEY QUEEN
SHOALS - Sidney P. Queen, 77, died of an apparent heart attack at 7:54 p.m. Friday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee, with burial to follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.
Visitation will be tonight from 4 to 8.
He was born on June 7, 1922, in Martin County, to Charles Sidney and Inez (Bowden) Queen. He married Rose James on Feb. 15, 1947 and she survives.
Queen was a funeral director from 1951 until his retirement in 1983. He graduated in 1951 from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis. He, along with his brother, Gordon Queen, operated the former Queen Funeral Home in Shoals.
He was a St. Mary Catholic Church in Shoals member. Also, he was a World War II Army Air Corp veteran and Shoals American Legion, Eagles Lodge and the Knights of Columbus member.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Lori Bauer, Loogootee; two sisters, Inez Sorrells, Shoals and Frances Fisher, Washington and two grandsons.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, James, Gordon and Lorland Queen and four sisters, Mary Vogel, Alma Armstrong, Jane Bailey and Bonnie Evans.
(Dec. 17, 1999)

RUTH MURRAY
Ruth LaVerne Murray, 95, 606 E. Van Trees St., died at Eastgate Manor Nursing Center Saturday at 7:27 p.m.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Steven Kaetzel will officiate with interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight and after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Eastern Star services will be at 6 tonight.
She was born on Aug. 29, 1904, in Daviess County, to Samuel and Lula (Horton) Schofield. She married Murlin Murray, on March 4, 1924 and he preceded her in death on April 25, 1975.
Murray, a 1922 Washington High School graduate, was a former saleswoman at Palmer Electric and Value Dress Shop on Main Street. She was also a Christ United Methodist Church, 50-year Eastern Star Chapter No. 210, Wesleyan Circle of the Church and Amicita Home Ec. Club member.
Surviving are: two sons, Robert M. Murray, Washington and Donald M. Murray, Cleveland; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Greene and Bette Fradkin.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Christ United Methodist Church.
(Dec. 18, 1999)

DONALD COMBS
Donald Lee Combs, 64, Jamestown Square Building 108, Apartment 112, died at the Daviess Community Hospital Friday at 10:04 a.m.
The funeral was at 1 this afternoon at the Jenkins Funeral Home, Bloomfield. Interment was in the Grandview Cemetery with the Rev. David Harker officiating.
He was born on March 28, 1935, to Curtis and Lola (Lee) Combs, in Bloomfield. They preceded him in death. He married Charlene (Kay Southard) Combs and she survives.
Combs had worked at the Bloomfield Silo Plant. He was an Assembly of God Church member in Washington.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Combs.
(Dec. 17, 1999)

FUNERALS

JAMES GILHAM
The funeral for James Lee Gilham was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Otwell. The Rev. Stephen Shaw officiated.
Interment was in the Public Cemetery in Iva. Pallbearers were: Mitch Whitehead, Lance Gilham, Dave Whitehead, Dave Power, Eric Gilham and Scott Power.

IVA FRYE
The funeral for Iva Anna Frye was Saturday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. The Rev. L.D. Payton officiated.
Pallbearers were: Steve Chambers, Randy Harker, John Walton, Kyle Frye, Aaron Frye, Bobby Pielemeier.

VERDENE NONTE
A funeral mass for Verdene Nonte was Friday at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee.
Pallbearers were: Tim Nonte, Tony Nonte, Tom Nonte, Bob Nonte, Bernard Nonte and Bruce Nonte.

Obituaries and Funerals December 17, 1999

OBITS

WILLIAM WERLING
FORT WAYNE - William L. Werling, 77, died Wednesday evening at his residence.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at North Highland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Paul Coats officiating. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 420 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Born on April 6, 1922, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Russell D. ÒBusterÓ and Pearl Emily (Lewis) Werling.
A 1941 graduate of Fort Wayne North Side High School, he was a World War II veteran having served with the 99th Infantry and was a recipient of the Bronze Star having fought in Europe during the Battle of the Bulge. He was an officer on the Fort Wayne Police Department for 21 years retiring in 1968. He then worked at Slater Steel for 20 years, retiring in 1988. A long-time Little League coach in the Hamilton Park League, he was also a Past Master with Sol. D. Bayless No. 359 Masonic Lodge, and was a member of Wayne Lodge No. 14 FOP, Scottish Rite and York Rite, and the 99th Infantry Division Association. He was a charter member of North Highland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jane (Aker) Werling, whom he married on Jan. 3, 1944; three sons, Robert L. Werling of Longview, Texas, Richard D. Werling of New Haven, and William L. Werling of Fort Wayne; three daughters, Patricia L. Morrison of Washington and Carol S. Reinking and Jane M. Brewer, both of Fort Wayne; a brother, Nicholas Werling of Fort Wayne; a sister, Naomi Hettinger of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Werling; and a granddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Highland Presbyterian Church or Shriner's Children Hospital.
(Dec. 15, 1999)

LEONA LEWIS
LORANGER, La. - Leona Ellen Lewis, 84, formerly of Rt. 2, died at her daughter, Margaret Moss', residence in Loranger, La. Wednesday at 5 p.m.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gill Chapel. Bro. Jonathan Ingram will officiate with interment in the Bethel Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday until service time.
She was born on Dec. 22, 1914, in Daviess County, to Asel and Margaret (Lillian) Colbert. She married Russell Albert Lewis on Nov. 30, 1933 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1977.
Lewis, a 1933 Washington High School graduate, was a former Reliance Mfg. Co. employee and Bethel United Methodist Church member.
Surviving are: two daughters, Marcella Poindexter, Plainville and Margaret Moss, Loranger, La.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by: a son, Bruce Lewis; two grandchildren and five brothers, Alvin, Roy, Ralph and Fred Colbert along with her twin brother, Leonal Colbert.
(Dec. 15, 1999)

JACK SMITH
COLUMBUS, Ind. - Jack L. Smith, 50, died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday in the Columbus Regional Hospital emergency room.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers Funeral Service, Hathaway-Myers Chapel on Pearl Street in Columbus. The Rev. H. Thomas Pitcher will officiate. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the East Union Cemetery near Washington. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday.
He was born on April 13, 1949, in Franklin, to Velma Decker Smith of Columbus and the late Dugger C. Smith. He married Brenda A. Evans Arthur, on July 5, 1989 and she survives.
Smith was a truck driver for Columbus Container and worked previously for Machinery Moving, INC. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran serving during the Vietnam War.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Evelyn Smith, Edinburgh; a stepson, Scott R. Arthur, Ft. Polk, La.; four brothers, Harold G. Smith, Nineveh; Ronnie D. Smith and George D. and Roger S. Smith, both of Columbus and a sister, Norma Goldsmith, Crocker, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Red Cross of the donor's choice of charity.
(Dec. 15, 1999)

PAUL SMITH
HOLLAND - Paul E. Smith, 85, died of cardiac arrest at 5:17 a.m. Thursday at the Deaconess-St. Joseph's Hospital emergency room.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Church of the Nazarene in Huntingburg. Burial will follow in the Mayo Cemetery. The Rev. William Covey will conduct the funeral rites.
Friends may call at the Nass and Son Funeral Home, Huntingburg, from 2 to 9 tonight and an hour prior to service time at the church.
He was born on Nov. 10, 1914, in Daviess County, to John and Nancy Lulu (Ragsdale) Smith. His wife, Rachel (Birch) Smith, preceded him in death on March 12, 1993.
Smith was a retired independent milk hauler. He also was a First Church of the Nazarene charter member in Huntingburg.
Surviving are: three sons, Gerald B. ÒJerryÓ and Paul M. Smith, both of Holland and Ronald L. Smith, Huntingburg; a sister, Doris Doades, Washington; seven grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 19 stepgreat-grandchildren and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Scales and Leona Schnarr and two brothers, Orion and John Smith.
(Dec. 16, 1999)

SANDRA REEVES
LOOGOOTEE - Sandra Reeves, 56, died at her residence Thursday at 2:40 p.m.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Loogootee Christian Church. Interment will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Velpen.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Lee Funeral Home, Loogootee. Also, visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Monday until service time at the church.
She was born on Sept. 9, 1943, in Evansville, to Lee A. and Charlotte (Jordan) Hulsey. Her father preceded her in death while her mother survives in Loogootee. She married Russell Reeves on Sept. 14, 1961, in Velpen and he survives.
Reeves was retired from the Loogootee Junior High School after 31 years of teaching. She graduated from Oakland City University and the University of Evansville and attended Purdue University. She was a Loogootee Christian Church member, founding sponsor of the Loogootee Junior and Senior High School Beta Club and started the DARE Program in Martin County. Furthermore, she was appointed director of CASA Program in Martin County; involved in the E.F. Foundation placing foreign exchange students in area high schools; former vice chairperson for the Martin County Republican Central Committee; served on several committees in the Loogootee Christian Church; former Loogootee Order of Eastern Star member; first female Open Arms Christian Ministries member at Switz City and a longtime foster parent. She also was active in the Martin County Farm Bureau Inc., was a former 4-H leader and named Farm Wife of the Year in 1988.
Also surviving are: two daughters, Jenni Bohn and Amy Little, both of Bloomington; a son, Rusty Reeves, Evansville; two sisters, Rita Miller, Loogootee and Becky Steinhart, Velpen; three grandchildren and a Germany foreign exchange student, Ninja Walther, at home.
(Dec. 16, 1999)

HUBERT LEONARD
VENICE, Fla. -C. Hubert "Hube" Leonard, 69, former local resident, died at 2:07 a.m. Wednesday in a Venice, Fla. nursing home. He had been in failing health for two years and was seriously ill since October.
The body will be cremated with a service on a boat. The ashes will be scattered over the Gulf at Venice, Fla.
He was born in Washington on Oct. 11, 1930. His father, Clyde Leonard Sr., preceded him in death, while his mother, Wilma Martin Leonard, survives in Washington. He married Patricia Allen in 1949 and she survives.
Leonard was employed as an operator for the B&O Railroad upon moving to Florida around 1970. He was self-employed. He was educated in Longfellow and Jefferson grade schools and Washington High School, graduating from Mitchell High School in 1948. He had left the Washington area in 1946.
Also surviving are: his children, Philip, Tony, Carla and Reagan, Venice, Fla. and Leslie Bocock, Mitchell; several grandchildren and a brother, Clyde Leonard Jr., Washington.
(Dec. 15, 1999)

Obituaries and Funerals December 16, 1999

IVA FRYE
LOOGOOTEE - Iva Anna Frye, 83, died at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. Burial will follow in the Goodwill Cemetery, Loogootee.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home Friday.
She was born on Sept. 27, 1916, in Daviess County, to Grover and Luella (Bridenbaugh) Abel. She was married on June 19, 1987, to George Robert Frye and he preceded her in death.
Frye was a homemaker and Truelove United Methodist Church member.
Surviving are: three daughters, Barbara Chambers and Janet Walton, both of Loogootee and Judith Frye, Mitchell; three sons, Jim Frye, Loogootee; Gary Frye, Cincinnati and Larry Frye, Forrestville, Maryland; a sister, Laura Simmons, Indianapolis; a brother, Melvin Abel, Loogootee; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
(Dec. 15, 1999)

JAMES GILHAM
NORTH SALEM, Ind. - James Lee Gilham, 67, formerly of Otwell, died at 3:15 p.m. Monday in Waukeska, Wis.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Otwell. Interment will be in the Public Cemetery in Iva.
Visitation will be at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Graveside service will be by the Petersburg VFW.
He was born on Sept. 9, 1932, in Pike County to Harvey L. and Mariam (Amos) Gilham. His father preceded him in death, while his mother survives in Otwell.
Gilham was an engineer with Union Carbide. Also, he was an Antique Tractor Club member and war veteran.
Also surviving are: a son, Pat Gilham, Jamestown; a daughter, Kim Power, Fowler and three grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Gilham.
(Dec. 13, 1999)

FUNERAL

HAROLD DeJARNETT
The funeral for Harold L. DeJarnett was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. The Rev. Novy Newkirk officiated with interment in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Pallbearers were: Botsey Woolsey, Josh Helderman, Jodie Wade, Dave McFarland, P.J. Evans, Glenn Smith and Bob Evans.

Obituaries and Funerals December 14, 1999

OBITS

HAROLD DeJARNETT
PETERSBURG - Harold L. "Moe" "Bud" DeJarnett, 60, died at the Daviess Community Hospital Sunday at 9:43 a.m.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. The Rev. Novy Newkirk will officiate with interment in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Veterans graveside services will be conducted by the Petersburg VFW.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 8 tonight and from 8 a.m. until services Wednesday.
He was born in Pike County, on Oct. 12, 1939. He married Yvonnie Jean Heart and she preceded him in death.
DeJarnett worked in construction and was a war veteran. Also, he was a VFW and Moose Lodge member in Petersburg.
Surviving are: three sons, Buddy DeJarnett, Petersburg; Tony DeJarnett, Vincennes and Danny Morgan, Gulfport, Miss.; seven daughters, Shirley Teepie and Teresa Richardson, both of Petersburg; Angie Simmons, Winslow; Judy Simmons, Monroe City; Jeanette Evans, Vincennes; Connie Ott and Becky Morgan, both of Gulfport, Miss.; three brothers, Paul, Eddie and Jean DeJarnett, all of Petersburg; three sisters, Dorothy Jones, Louisville, Ky.; Virginia Cockriel, Rineyville, Ky. and Faye Smith, Vine Grove, Ky. and six grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by: a son, Buddy Lee and two brothers, Frankie and Denzial DeJarnett.
(Dec. 12, 1999)

HAZEL ADAMS
PETERSBURG - Hazel Adams, 95, died at 12:47 p.m. Monday at the Petersburg Health Care Center.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. The Rev. Lee Ayers will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
She was born on May 9, 1904, in Pike County, to Samuel and Flora Belle (Harper) McClellan. She married Dewey Adams and he preceded her in death on May 8, 1982.
Adams was a Methodist Church member in Algiers.
Several nieces and nephews survive.
(Dec. 13, 1999)

FUNERALS

WILLIAM NOLLEY SR.
A mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Church for the funeral of William J. Nolley Sr. Interment was in the St. Peter's Cemetery with Fr. Lowell Will as the celebrant. Pallbearers were: Wayne Harder, John Briggeman, Gib Nolley, John W. Davis, Louis Kavanaugh III, Darrell Ainscough, Don Bradley and Harold R. Bradley.

ERNEST NONTE
A funeral mass for Ernest Nonte was conducted Saturday at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Fr. Leo Kiesel officiated. Pallbearers were: Tim Nonte, Tony Nonte, Tom Nonte, Bob Nonte, Bernard Nonte and Bruce Nonte.

Obituaries and Funerals December 13, 1999

OBITS

DANIEL MATTHEWSON
PETERSBURG-Daniel L. Matthewson, 69, died at his residence Friday at 5:35 a.m.
The funeral will be at the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Petersburg, Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Fr. Edward Schneider will officiate. Veterans graveside service will be by the Petersburg VFW.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Also, a rosary will be at 7 tonight at the funeral home.
He was born in Montgomery, on Aug. 27, 1930, to Cecil E. and Inez (Spaulding) Matthewson. He was married to Barbara J. Risley for 44 years and she preceded him in death on May 27.
Matthewson was retired as a traffic consultant with Yellow Freight Line Co. Also, he was a war veteran and St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church member.
Surviving are: three sons, J.D. Matthewson, Petersburg; Stan Matthewson, Mt. Vernon and Danny Matthewson, Cincinnati; a daughter, Chris Matthewson, Mt. Vernon; two grandchildren and a sister, Mary Edith Walker, Washington.
(Dec. 10, 1999)

BRUCE McCORMICK
EDWARDSPORT - Bruce McCormick, 8, died at 3 p.m. Friday at his residence from an accidental gun shot.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gordon E. Utt, Freelandville Chapel. The Revs. Maurice Roll and Frank Renner will officiate. Burial will be at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery, Bicknell.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 tonight and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.
He was born in Evansville, on Feb. 14, 1941, to Curtis ÒCurtÓ McCormick, Edwardsport and Connie Jolly Fox, Bicknell. They survive.
McCormick was a third grade North Knox East student at Edwardsport. He was also a Christian Church member in Freelandville and attended the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Bicknell.
Also, surviving are: his stepmother, Debbie, Edwardsport; two brothers, Paul and Tom, both at home; grandparents, Paul and Celeste McCormick, Edwardsport; Albert Lubbers, Hilsboro, Ohio; Charlotte Lubbers, Gainesville, Fla.; Earl Jolly, Bicknell; great-grandparents, Geraldine O'Conner, Bicknell and Violet Ross, Oaktown.
(Dec. 10, 1999)

CEIL BILLINGS
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Ceil N. Billings, 43, died Dec. 1 at her Phoenix residence.
There will be a memorial service at the Westminister Presbyterian Church, 110, N.E. Second St., Dec. 18 at 2 p.m.
She was born in Washington to Hugh S. and Eleanor Billings. Her father and stepmother, Rosie, survive in Washington, while her mother preceded her in death.
Contributions can be made to: Greenway High School, c/o Coach Billings Scholarship Fund, 3930 W. Greenway Road, Phoenix, Ariz. 85053.
(Dec. 1, 1999)

JAMES PARKER
EDWARDSPORT - Bruce McCormick, 8, died at 3 p.m. Friday at his residence from an accidental gun shot.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gordon E. Utt, Freelandville Chapel. The Revs. Maurice Roll and Frank Renner will officiate. Burial will be at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery, Bicknell.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 tonight and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.
He was born in Evansville, on Feb. 14, 1941, to Curtis ÒCurtÓ McCormick, Edwardsport and Connie Jolly Fox, Bicknell. They survive.
McCormick was a third grade North Knox East student at Edwardsport. He was also a Christian Church member in Freelandville and attended the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Bicknell.
Also, surviving are: his stepmother, Debbie, Edwardsport; two brothers, Paul and Tom, both at home; grandparents, Paul and Celeste McCormick, Edwardsport; Albert Lubbers, Hilsboro, Ohio; Charlotte Lubbers, Gainesville, Fla.; Earl Jolly, Bicknell; great-grandparents, Geraldine O'Conner, Bicknell and Violet Ross, Oaktown.
(Dec. 10, 1999)

FUNERALS

RUBY COLLINS
The funeral for Ruby E. Collins was at 1 p.m. Saturday at the St. John's Lutheran Church, Loogootee. Officiating was pastor Martin Bornhoeft. Interment was in the Goodwill Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Donnie McQueen Jr., Kevin Doyd, Chris O'Brien, Mike O'Brien, Bret Armstrong and Ricky Furhman.

MARY WAGLER
Mary Wagler's funeral was at 9 a.m. Thursday at the family residence with home ministers officiating. Interment was in Wagler Cemetery. Pallbearers: Delbert Stoll, Wilmer D. Raber, Titus Raber and Joe J. Raber.

RUTH GOODPASTER
Ruth Goodpaster's funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Loogootee United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dennis Payton officiated. Interment was in the Scotland Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Adam Miller, Brandon Miller, Gary Lamar, John Robert Mosby, Juan Medina Jr. and Ernie Evans.

Obituaries and Funerals December 10, 1999

NOTICE

WILLIAM NOLLEY SR.
William J. Nolley Sr., 60, local resident, died at the Daviess Community Hospital Thursday at 4:20 p.m. Arrangements are pending at the Ed Lee Mortuary.
(Dec. 9, 1999)

OBITS

STEVEN LUEKING
WESTPHALIA-Steven B. Lueking, 56, died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday at the Greene County General Hospital.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Salem United Church of Christ. The Rev. Jack B. Haskins will officiate with interment in the church cemetery in Westphalia.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight and from 11 a.m. until the service hour Saturday at the church.
He was born in Westphalia, on Aug. 27, 1943, to Paul H. and Alma Ruth (Linneweber) Lueking. They preceded him in death. He married Donna J. Shorter on March 29, 1964.
Lueking worked as Pigg Implements in sales and was a self-employed farmer. Also, he was a Salem United Church of Christ in Westphalia member, where he was on the Church Council.
Surviving are: three daughters, Mia Moody, Oaktown; Kami Mitchell, Sullivan and Amy Hickey, Fort Collins, Colo.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. Allen R. Lueking, Sullivan and James R. Lueking, Bloomfield and a sister, Diana S. Buckthal, Freelandville.
He was also preceded in death by: a sister, Paula Bland and a grandson, Austin Moody.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem United Church of Christ in Westphalia or American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge, 1795 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN, 46260.
(Dec. 8, 1999)

LORENE CROWDER
BICKNELL - Lorene E. Crowder, 81, formerly of Indianapolis, died at 12:55 p.m. Thursday at the Crestview Nursing Home, Vincennes.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bicknell First Wesleyan Church. The Rev. Mark Reed will officiate with interment in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel, 118 N. Washington St., Bicknell, Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Crowder was born on Oct. 2, 1918, in French Lick, to the Rev. Ernest and Ruby Edith (Kitterman) Crowder.
Crowder was an elementary school teacher, having retired in 1986. This 48-year Indianapolis resident moved to Bicknell in 1992. Also, a Bethany Wesleyan Church member in Indianapolis until 1998, Crowder was affiliated with the First Wesleyan Church and received a masters degree from Indiana University.
Surviving are: five sisters, Ruth Strahley, Alice Bradley and Esther Charles, all of Bicknell; Ethel Chapman, Greenfield and Mary Frame, Ostel, Ga. and three brothers, David Crowder, Bicknell; Charles K. Crowder, Ft. Wayne and Paul A. Crowder, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Crowder was preceded in death by: parents and two sisters.
(Dec. 9, 1999)

FUNERALS

MICHAEL JOHNSON
The funeral for Michael E. Johnson was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment was in Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Pastor Charles Baxter and the Rev. Terry Beadles officiated. Pallbearers were: Bryan Wilson, Mike Wilson, Tom Rainy, Steve Ingersoll, Bob Johnson and Bill Johnson.

MARGARET JERGER
A mass was celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church for the funeral of Margaret Rose Jerger. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery with Fr. Lowell Will as celebrant. Pallbearers were: Tim Jerger, Doug Baehl, Dale Nussel, Roger Palmer, Annette Wheeler, Susan Jerger, Jeremy Jerger and Jane Bassemier.

Obituaries and Funerals December 9, 1999

OBITS

JAMES WISE
James Daryle “Hoot” Wise, 60, Rt. 1, Oak Grove Road, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes. He had been in failing health for a year and a half, but seriously ill for a week.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Washington Church of Christ. Bro. Pat Arthur will officiate with interment in the Bethany Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church.
He was born on Dec. 2, 1939, in Daviess County, to Lowell E. and Camilla (Belcher) Wise. They preceded him in death. He married Shirley Burton on Nov. 21, 1959 and she survives.
Wise, a 1958 Washington High School graduate, was a custodian for Washington Community Schools. He was also a lifetime community and Washington Church of Christ member.
Also surviving are: two sons, Scott E. Wise, Washington and D. Brent Wise, Fort Myers, Fla.; two daughters, Lori Criswell, Washington and Beth Congdom, Tacoma, Washington; six grandchildren; two sisters, Wilma Finch, Washington and Darla Miles, Washington and a brother, Larry Wise, Boonville.
Memorials, if so desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society. In care of the Hope Lodge, 1795 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260.
(Dec. 7, 1999)

LELA DECKER
BELLEVILLE, Ill. - Lela H. Decker, 92, died Tuesday at the Belleville (Ill.) Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Oak Grove Church, Reeve Township. The Rev. James Downs will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call after 11:30 a.m. Friday at the church until service.
Gill Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
She was born to Andrew D. and Emma M. (Grassel) Hudson, on Sept. 21, 1907, in Brushy Mound, Ill. They preceded her in death. She married Basil R. Decker, on May 5, 1926 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1990.
Decker was a published poet and East St. Louis Art Center member.
Surviving are: a daughter, Gloria Waters, Collinsville, Ill.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Merle Vaughn, Vera Hughey and Havana Allison, all of Washington and Rosezella Brackman, Wichita Falls, Texas and two brothers, Walter Hudson, Washington and Paul Hudson, Loogootee.
She was also preceded in death by: a son, Basil A. Decker; her stepmother, Annie Fletcher Hudson; four sisters, Anna Mae McCrary, Ruth Dhue, Clara Casper and Edna Hudson and a brother, Andrew Hudson.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the American Heart Association.
(Dec. 7, 1999)

ELMA COOPER
ODON - Elma L. Cooper, 85, died of complication to Alzheimer’s at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday at the Shakamak Good Samaritan Center, Jasonville.
Graveside services will be at the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Odon, Saturday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Richard Crabtree will officiate. There will be no visitation. Harris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born in Burns City, on Feb. 9, 1914, to Ellis and Jennie (Ruynon) Taylor. She married H.D. “Bill” Cooper and he preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1977.
Cooper was a school teacher, first in a one room school in Burns City. She also taught in Odon, Raglesville and Alfordsville schools. She was an Indiana Teachers Association member.
Surviving are: two sons, Lowry Cooper, Petersburg and Norman Cooper, Midland, Ind.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by: a son, David Cooper; a stepdaughter, Janet Jo Cooper and two sisters, Ailene Gastineau and Sarah Gregory.
(Dec. 8, 1999)

RUBY COLLINS
JASPER - Ruby E. Collins, 91, died at the Heritage House in Jasper Wednesday at 6:35 p.m.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Loogootee. Interment will be in the Goodwill Cemetery.Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Lee Funeral Home, Loogootee and from noon until service time at the church Saturday.
She was born on Oct. 8, 1908, in Indiana, to John Albert and Effie Mae (Hobson) Stalcup. She married Homer F. Collins Sr. on Aug. 18, 1928and he preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1988.
Collins worked at Alco Dime Store in Loogootee for several years as a clerk and manager. She was also a St. John’s Lutheran Church, Loogootee, member.
Surviving are: a daughter, Vivian A. O’Brian, Loogootee; a stepson, Jack Collins, Shoals; nine grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren and six great-great-grandsons.She was also preceded in death by: two sons, Leon Lloyd and Robert Dale Collins; two brothers and a sister.
(Dec. 8, 1999)

ERNEST NONTE
JASPER - Ernest G. Nonte, 81, formerly of Loogootee, died at 5:25 a.m. on Wednesday at the Northwood Good Samaritan Center, Jasper.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will be in the St. John Catholic Cemetery in Loogootee.
A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
He was born on Feb. 12, 1918, in Celestine, to Joseph and Mary (Friedman) Nonte. He married Verdene A. Strange on Dec. 26, 1940 and she survives.
Nonte was a personnel manager and safety supervisor at National Gypsum in Shoals and had retired in 1983. He was also a St. John Catholic Church member in Loogootee, a World War II Army veteran and Loogootee American Legion member.
Also, surviving are: six sons, Dr. Tony Nonte, Washington; Tom Nonte, Vincennes; Tim Nonte, Patoka; Bob Nonte, Lebanon, Ind.; Dr. Bernard Nonte, Jasper and Dr. Bruce Nonte, Ferdinand; a daughter, Jayne Mehringer, Jasper; a sister, Mary Louise Lorentz, Indianapolis; 20 grandchildren; a stepgrandson and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: a great-grandson; three brothers, Ned, Art and Dr. Leo Nonte; four sisters, Eva Mattingly, Bernadine Nonte, Thresa Bradley and Sister Virginia Clare Nonte.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Jasper Northwood Good Samaritan Center; Huntingburg St. Joseph Home Health and Hospice or Community Foundation Fund.
(Dec. 8, 1999)

VENEEDA RUNYAN
PETERSBURG - Veneeda M. Runyan, 78, died of cancer at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday at her residence.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment will be in the Blackfoot Cemetery, Coe.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday beginning at 10 a.m.
She was born on March 4, 1921, in Pike County, to Ernest and Kathleen (Fleenor) Julian. She married Benjamin F. Runyan and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1989.
Surviving are: a son, Michael Runyan, Scottsdale, Ariz. and a sister, Vada Gatwood, Oakland City.
(Dec. 7, 1999)

FUNERALS

CHARLES WILKINSON
Charles Wilkinson’s funeral was at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home in Washington with interment in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Rev. David Harker officiated. First Baptist Church, Washington, Deacons were pallbearers: Donald Cosby, Mark Clinton, Gordon Wade, Stephen Gregory, Stephen Walker and Eugene Rhodes.

NANCY TRUELOVE
A funeral mass for Nancy Truelove was Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church. Fr. Leo Kiesel officiated. Pallbearers were: Doug Bowman, Kenny Dant, Tim Dant, Marion Nay Dant, Bill Dant and Roger Dant.

KAYE SMITH
Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church for the funeral of Kaye T. Smith. Fr. Lowell Will was celebrant. Interment was in Glencoe Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Tim Smith, Terry Smith, Jeff Smith, Mark Smith, Jim Smith and Bill Edmiston.

Obituaries and Funerals December 8, 1999

JAMES WISE
James D. Wise, 60, local resident, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ed Lee Mortuary.
(Dec. 7, 1999)

ERNEST NONTE
JASPER - Ernest G. Nonte, 81, formerly of Loogootee, died at 5:25 this morning at the Northwood Good Samaritan Center, Jasper. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced later by the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee.
Dec. 8, 1999)


Obituaries and Funerals December 7, 1999

NOTICE

CHARLES WILKINSON
Charles N. Wilkinson’s family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the First Baptist Church in Washington and Helping Hearts Hospice. Also, to due to error in copy received by the Times-Herald incorrect information was published Monday in the obituary. They were married on Dec. 16, 1949, instead of Dec. 12 as published and a sister, Carolyn Aldridge’s last name was misspelled Aldredge.

OBITS

MARGARET JERGER
Margaret Rose Jerger, 95, Rt. 3, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at Eastgate Manor Nursing Home. She had been in failing health for a year and seriously ill for a day.
Funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery with Fr. Lowell Will officiating. Friends may call at Ed Lee Mortuary from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday. Rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Wednesday by Legion of Mary and Alter Society.
She was born on Sept. 15, 1904, in the Corning Community, to Martin and Anna (Bennett) Doyle. They preceded her in death. She married Theodore Paul Jerger on Sept. 6, 1933 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1996.
In her early life, Jerger was a professional home caretaker and was involved in child care. She was a lifetime community resident and was educated in Glencoe Schools. Also, she was a St. Mary’s Church, Alter Society and Legion of Mary member and served on the church cleaning committee.
Surviving are: two sons, Gerald Paul Jerger, Washington and Earl J. Jerger, Jasper; five daughters, Ann M. Nussell, Mt. Vernon; Marietta Hillenbrand and Helen Alvey, both of Evansville; Janet L. Barnum, Greenville, S.C. and Rita Palmer, Conyers, Ga.; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Clara Kramer, Brandeton, Fla. and Mildred Hertz, Huntsville, Ala.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Donald L. Jerger, who died in a TWA air crash on Dec. 1, 1974 and three brothers, Homer, Michael and Alvin Doyle.
Memorials, if so desired, may be made to the Catholic Education Endowment or to the charity of your choice.
(Dec. 5, 1999)

MICHAEL JOHNSON
PETERSBURG - Michael E. Johnson, 53, died at 8:54 a.m. Monday at the Daviess Community Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Veterans graveside services will be accorded by the Petersburg VFW. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. until services.
He was born to Gilbert and Hattie May (English) Johnson, on Aug. 23, 1946.
Johnson worked at the Pike County Security Center and was a Moose Lodge member. Also, he was a Navy veteran and Veterans of Foreign Wars member.
Surviving are: Phyllis Rainey, Vonda Houchin, Vera Ingersoll and Marla K. Johnson, all of Petersburg.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Marvin, Robert E. Jerald and Veron Johnson and two sisters, Lila and Oneida Johnson.
(Dec. 6, 1999)

MARY WAGLER
MONTGOMERY - Mary E. Wagler, 85, died at 11:16 p.m. Monday at the Daviess Community Hospital.
The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at the family residence with home ministers officiating. Interment will be in the Wagler Cemetery. Friends may call at the family residence.
She was born on March 1, 1914, in Daviess County, to Simon and Katie (Graber) Lengacher. She married David E. Wagler on Feb. 21, 1935 and he preceded her in death on March 13, 1984.
Wagler was a homemaker and Old Order Amish Church member.
Surviving are: a brother, Simon Lengacher, Loogootee and five sisters, Fannie Wagler and Rebecca Knepp, both of Loogootee; Martha Gingerich and Maggie Swartzentruber, both of Odon and Katie Wagler, Montgomery.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.
(Dec. 6, 1999)

GILBERT EISENHUT
JASPER -Gilbert W. Eisenhut, 90, died at 12:40 a.m. Monday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper with burial to follow in the Portersville Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Hyatt will officiate. Friends may call from 1 to 8 tonight at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.
He was born in Haysville, Ind., on May 29, 1909, to Nicholas and Emma Hemmerlein Eisenhunt. He married Amy L. Breidenbaugh on Nov. 3, 1934 and she survives.
Eisenhut was a retired self-employed carpenter. Also, he was in Alfordsville Assembly of God Church member.
Also surviving are: a brother, Emil Eisenhut, Jasper and two sisters, Muriel Minor and Roselyn Voelkel, both of Jasper.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Arlo Eisenhut and a sister, Loretta Eisenhut.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alfordsville Assembly of God Church, to the American Lung Association or to a favorite charity.
(Dec. 6, 1999)

GEORGE GINGERICH
MONTGOMERY - George Gingerich, 83, died at 5:41 p.m. Friday at the Daviess Community Hospital.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Loogootee United Methodist Church with burial in the Goodwill Cemetery, Loogootee. The Rev. Dennis Payton officiated. Pallbearers were: Chris Lighthizer, Chad Gingerich, Dean Gingerich, Jerry Gingerich, Troy Gingerich, Tony Gingerich, David Kaufer and Cody Padberg. Arrangements were by Titzer Funeral Home in Loogootee.
He was born on June 1, 1916, in Daviess County, to William and Lizzie (Wagler) Gingerich. He married Margaret Houston on July 19, 1944, and she survives.
Gingerich was a retired well driller and farmer. He had also attended the Loogootee United Methodist Church.
Also surviving are: three sons, David Gingerich, Santa Claus; Donald Gingerich, Grotiot, Ohio and Michael Gingerich, Summerset, Ohio; five brothers, Joe Gingerich, Goshen; William Gingerich Jr., New Concord, Ohio; Pete Gingerich, Dundee, Ohio; Jake Gingerich, Graceton, Minn. and Herman Gingerich, Greencastle, Penn.; two sisters, Lydia Kauffman, Middlebury and Julian Yoder, Hicksville, Ohio; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: a son, George Richard Gingerich; stillborn twins, a sister and two brothers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the family through the funeral home.
(Dec. 3, 1999)

SYLVIA RUBY
INDIANAPOLIS - Sylvia E. (Russell) Ruby, 95, died of natural causes Sunday at the Eagle Valley Health Care Center.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Washington Park North Mortuary in Indianapolis. Entombment will be in the Lincoln Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Washington Park North Mortuary Wednesday.
She was born on Oct. 13, 1904, in Washington County, Ind. She married Fred J. Ruby and he preceded her in death.
Ruby was a housewife and Old Bethel Presbyterian Church member. Also, she was a Corinthian Order of Eastern Star No. 456 member.
Surviving are two sons, Russell Allen Ruby and John Joseph Ruby; seven grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
(Dec. 5, 1999)

BON HALEY
PETERSBURG - Bon Haley, 85, died of a stroke at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the Amber Manor Nursing Home, Petersburg.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Loveless Cemetery, Petersburg. Pastor Steve Frederick will officiate. The Petersburg VFW will accord military rites. No visitation is planned with Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, in charge of arrangements
Haley was born in Pike County, to Blake and Della (Loveless) Haley on Oct. 14 1914. He was a veteran having been in the U.S. Air Force and retiring after 30 years of service.
(Dec. 4, 1999)

NANCY TRUELOVE
LOOGOOTEE-Nancy L. Truelove, 63, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at her residence.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee with burial to follow in the St. John Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight at the Titzer Funeral Home in Loogootee. A prayer service will be conducted at 4:30 tonight at the funeral home.
She was born on Sept. 18, 1936, in Daviess County, to Beldas and Mary Jane (Grider) Dant.
Truelove had been employed with E.R. Moore Co., in Newton, Ill., Loogootee Textile for over 20 years and Kimball Electronics in Jasper. She was also a St. John Catholic Church member in Loogootee.
Surviving are: a son, Jeffery Lee Truelove, Loogootee; two daughters, Sheila Renee Clark and Donna Darlene Harder, both of Loogootee; two brothers, Ambrose Dant, Washington and Marion Dant, Montgomery; two sisters, Elizabeth Dillon and Pauline Cane, both of Washington and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers and a sister.
(Dec. 5, 1999)

LUCILLE LEFLER
EVANSVILLE - Lucille Lefler, 70, died of heart failure at her residence Sunday.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Melody Hill Free Methodist Church, 5600 Ward Road, Evansville. The Revs. John Allen Lefler and Mark Lefler will officiate. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 1800 St. George Road, Evansville.
Visitation is from 3 to 8 tonight at the Alexander North Chapel, Evansville and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church.
She was born on Dec. 6, 1928 and was married the Rev. John A. Lefler for 52 years. He survives.
Lefler was a homemaker and pastor’s wife. She was a Melody Hill Free Methodist Church and Women’s Ministries International member, where she served as vice-president of the women's ministries. She taught in Children’s ministries and Sunday School and was a prayer warrior. She had been in the Wabash conference for 46 years as a pastor’s wife.
Also surviving are: two sons, Rev. John Allen Lefler, Evansville and Rev. Mark Lefler, Boswell; three daughters, Cynthia Griesemer, Andrews, Texas; Mary Jones, Acworth, Ga. and Lori Butler, Suwanee, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert L. Simpson, Victorville, Calif.; Jim Simpson, Cordova, Tenn. and Jack Simpson, Mentone, Ind. and six sisters, Mary Rodgers, Betty Luttrull and Faye Hollingsworth, all of Evansville; Nell Harnishfeger, Newburgh; June Luttrull, Marion and Hilda Kramer, New Concord, Ky.
Memorial donations may be given to the Melody Hill Free Methodist Church Youth Pastor Fund.
(Dec. 5, 1999)

FUNERALS

SAMUEL STOLL
Samuel L. Stoll’s funeral was at 9 a.m. Saturday at the family residence with home ministers officiating. Burial was in the Stoll Cemetery. Arrangements were made through Poindexter-Hall & McClure.

MILDRED GILLEY
The funeral for Mildred H. Gilley was at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Robert Harting officiated with interment in the Aikman Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Mark Gilley, David Gilley, Adam Gilley, Mike Theroff, Jim Wiseman and Jerry Jackle.

ERMEL WILLIAMS
The funeral for Ermel J. Williams was at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Odon. Interment was in Walnut Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Helms officiated. Pallbearers were: Roger Williams, Steve Ditsler, Scott Gunder, Travis Riggins, Rodney Potts and Jerry Haney.

RUBY PHILLIPS
The funeral for Ruby Irene Phillips were at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. John Cissell officiating. Pallbearers were: Jimmy DuPont, Jon Burris, Grady Brown, Jim Arnold, Tyler Terrell and David DuPont.

HARLIN CHESNUT
The funeral for Harlin C. Chesnut was at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. David Harker officiated. Interment was in the Plainville Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Bret Chesnut, Rick Carlson, Randy Carlson, C.B. Armstrong, Matt Armstrong, Mark Ridley, Dewey Martinelli and Harry Grimmett.

Obituaries and Funerals December 6, 1999

NOTICES

GEORGE GINGERICH
MONTGOMERY - George Gingerich, 83, died at 5:41 p.m. Friday at the Daviess Community Hospital.
Funeral services were conducted today. Arrangements were by the Titzer Funeral Home in Loogootee.
A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Washington Times-Herald.
(Dec. 3, 1999)

NANCY TRUELOVE
LOOGOOTEE-Nancy L. Truelove, 62, 315 Elm. St., died at 6 a.m. Sunday at her home. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by the Titzer Funeral Home in Loogootee.
(Dec. 5, 1999)

MARGARET JERGER
Margaret R. Jerger, 95, died at Eastgate Manor Nursing Home Sunday at 3:45 p.m. Funeral arrangements are pending at Ed Lee Mortuary.
(Dec. 5, 1999)

OBITS

KAYE SMITH
Kaye Teresa Smith, 75, 906 Hwy. 257, died at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health for a year and seriously ill for the last seven months.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Mary’s Church with Fr. Lowell Will officiating. Interment will be in the Glencoe Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. A rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Also, a Daughters of Isabella memorial service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
She was born on Feb. 29, 1924, in Lawrence County, to Martin and Goldie (Zimmerman) Morris. They preceded her in death. She was reared by her foster parents, Herschel and Lillian Graham, Oolitic, Ind. They also preceded her in death. She married John A. Smith, on March 27, 1949 and he survives.
Smith, an Oolitic High School graduate, was a St. Mary’s Church and Legion of Mary member. She had worked for Indiana Limestone Co. in Bedford, Crane NAD, McCord Corporation, Daviess County Hospital and for 17 years at the Coca-Cola Company in Washington.
Surviving are: two sons, Russell P. and Stephen R. Smith, both of Washington; a daughter, Jackie Risch, Washington; six grandchildren and a brother, Tony Morris, Sellerburg, Ind.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Morris and Pearl Coleman.
Memorial donations may be given to the St. Mary’s Renovation Fund.
(Dec. 5, 1999)

CHARLES PURCELL SR.
BICKNELL - Charles L. “Dink” Purcell Sr., 70, died at the Crestview Nursing Home Sunday at 8:50 a.m.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Asbury Chapel. There will be no visitation.
He was born on Jan. 11, 1929, in Bicknell, to William and Pearl (Johnson) Purcell. He married Gladys Harpe on Jan. 5, 1957, in Hardinsburg, Ky. She survives in Vincennes.
Purcell was a U.S. Steel employee in Gary and had retired in 1976. He had lived all his life in Knox County and was affiliated with the Baptist Church.
Also surviving are: a son, Charles L. Purcell Jr., Vincennes; two brothers, Walter Purcell, Bicknell and Dewey Purcell, Gary; a sister, Beulah Meeks, Bicknell and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons and two brothers.
(Dec. 5, 1999)

FAYE LANKFORD
EDWARDSPORT - Faye Lankford, 103, died at 6:35 p.m. Sunday at the Freelandville Community Home.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel, 118 North Washington St., Bicknell. Officiating will be the Rev. David Brown with interment in the Edwardsport Town Cemetery.
Visitation will from 4 to 8 tonight at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel.
She was born on Feb. 27, 1896, to Pete and Mary (Arthur) Cornelius, in Daviess County. She married Charles Lankford, on April 20, 1919, in Sandborn and he preceded her in death. Her husband had been a World War I soldier.
Lankford was a housewife at her own home and had lived all of her life in the area. She was affiliated with the Edwardsport Christian Church member.
Also, surviving are: a son, William Lankford, Bicknell; a daughter, Dorothy Pow, Vincennes; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by: two sons, Kenneth in 1985 and Dallas in 1996; seven brothers, seven sisters and a grandson, Charles in 1980.
(Dec. 5, 1999)

GERTRUDE WILSON
BICKNELL - Gertrude Genevia Wilson, 85, formerly of Pontiac, Mich., died at her residence Sunday at 6:25 a.m.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel, 118 North Washington St., Bicknell. The Rev. Jerry Le Brun will officiate with interment in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel.
She was born on Oct. 29, 1914, in Bicknell, to Willard and Bessie Mae (Deal) Cazzell. Her first husband was Alonzo Johnson. She later married Grant Wilson, in Lawrenceville, Ill., on May 26, 1950 and he survives in Bicknell.
Wilson had worked at General Motors as a GMC truck and bus line worker. She was also a Methodist Church member.
Also surviving are: a son, Billy Mac Johnson, Skidway Lake, Mich.; two stepdaughters, Betty Moyers, Knoxville, Tenn. and Barbara Daniels, Calvin, Ky.; a brother, Charles Cazzell, Elliottsville, Ind.; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Wilson and four sisters.
(Dec. 5, 1999)

CHARLES WILKINSON
Charles N. Wilkinson, 72, Rt. 3, died at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at his residence after being in failing health for several months.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home in Washington with interment in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Rev. David Harker will officiate.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday.
He was born on Oct. 21, 1927, in Macon County, Ill., to James and Edith (Myers) Wilkinson.
He married Ann Pritchett on Dec. 12, 1949 and she survives. He was a manufacturing engineer for Graham Hydraulics and retired in 1986. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and during the Korean War. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Washington.
Survivors include: five sons, Charles Thomas and Patrick, Washington; Wayne, Montgomery; James, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Master Sgt. Robert, Hubert, N.C.; a daughter, Cheryl Lynn Robertson, Dixon, Ill., his mother; 12 grandchildren and five sisters, Ruth Moreau, Betty Pritchett and Peggy Atkins, Decatur, Ill., Norma Beneze, Canon City, Colo., and Carol Aldredge, Chestnut, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers, James and Billy Joe Wilkinson, one sister, Alma Black, and one grandchild.
The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the First Baptist Church in Washington.
(Dec. 5, 1999)

JAMES TWEDDELL
ODON-James J. Tweddell, 89, 304 W. Race St., died at his residence at 10:20 a.m. Saturday. He had been in failing health for several months and seriously ill for three months.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Bloomfield Seventh Day Adventist church. Interment will be in Render Cemetery, McHenry, Ky. Rev. Bill Ledgerwood and Rev. Don Inglish will officiate.
There will be no calling. Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home in Odon will be in charge of arrangements.
He was born Feb. 4, 1910, in Ohio County, Ky., to Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Dorsey. He married Rubye Beck on Dec. 6, 1931 and she survives.
He was retired from Inland Steel.
Other survivors include: three daughters, Melody Ledgerwood, Odon; Pamela Olivas, Odon;Tamara Bennett, Noblesville; one son, James D. Tweddell, Barrien Springs, Michigan; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lula Fulkerson, Hartford, Ky.; Mary Corinne, “Renny” Miller, Hotsprings, Ark. and one brother, Morgan Russell Tweddell, Michigan City.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Anelda P. Tweddell and five brothers and one sister.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Render Memorial Cemetery, P.O. Box 59, McHenry, Ky. 42354.
(Dec. 4, 1999)

HAZEL HUBLER
ODON - Hazel Hubler, 86, died at 8:32 p.m. Saturday at her residence. She had been in failing health for several months and was seriously ill for a week.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Poindxter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Odon. Interment will be in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Tim Ahlemyer will officiate. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.
She was born in Martin County, to James and Mary (Greer) Shelton, on Aug. 9, 1913. She married William Hubler on Dec. 6, 1975 and he survives. Her first husband, William Sanders, preceded her in death. Hubler was a homemaker.
Also surviving are: a stepson, William James Hubler Jr., Brandenburg, Ky. and two stepdaughters, Darlene Blackmore, Worthington, Ind. and Janet Marie Hubler, Atlanta, Ga. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Esther Stack and a brother, John Shelton.
(Dec. 4, 1999)

EATHEL BUHR
LOOGOOTEE - Eathel M. Buhr, 93, Loogootee Nursing Center resident, died at the Jasper Memorial Hospital at 11:30 a.m. Friday.
A funeral mass was conducted at 10 this morning at the St. Martin Catholic Church in Whitfield, Ind. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Fr. Tom Kessler officiated. Pallbearers were: Rick Uebelhor, Aaron Doty, Ken Wilson, John Doty, Clint Webster, Darren Webster, Larry Buhr and Terry Buhr. Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee, was in charge of arrangements.
She was born on Nov. 6, 1906, in Martin County, to Ottis and Sophia (Hoffman) Workman. She married Lawrence Buhr, on July 2, 1926, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1917.
Buhr was a St. Martin Catholic Church member in Whitfield and had attended Martin County schools graduating from Loogootee High School in 1924. She had also attended Indiana University and Indiana State University receiving her teaching degree. She taught elementary school in Martin County for 23 years and in Marshall County school for 12 years.
Surviving are: a son, Wilford Alan Buhr, Washington; a daughter, Susie Baxter, Martin County; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild and a great-great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by two grandchildren.
(Dec. 3, 1999)

FUNERALS

JEROME WILLIAMS
A funeral mass for R. Jerome Williams was Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Fr. Tom Kessler officiated. Pallbearers were: Richard Williams, Joe Williams, David Williams, Carl Williams, Donald Williams and Mark Fields.

DIAMOND ASBELL CASEY
The funeral for Diamond Abell Casey was at 11 this morning at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Frank McCandless officiated. Interment was in the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.
Pallbearers were: Gary Abell, Gerry Abell, Jack Pirkle, Charles Pirkle, John Bellamy and Floyd Bellamy Jr.

Obituaries and Funerals December 4, 1999

OBITS

DIAMOND ASBELL CASEY
WINSLOW - Diamond Abell Casey died at her residence Thursday at 6:50 p.m.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Frank McCandless will officiate. Interment will be in the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday until service time.
She was born on Feb. 24, 1905, in Pike County, to George and Alice (McGlasson) Pirkle. She married Bret Abell on Dec. 24, 1924 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 1952. Also, she married B.M. Resenbeck on Oct. 27, 1958 and he preceded her in death in July 1963. She later married Virgil Casey who also preceded her in death.
Casey, a Winslow High School graduate, retired as an elementary school teacher having worked from 1925 to 1971. She attended Indiana State and Miami University, Ohio and received a bachelor’s of science degree from Oakland City College. She was also an Indiana State Retired Teachers Association member.
Surviving are: two sons, David Lynn Abell, at home and Brett Abell Jr., Evansville and two grandsons.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Quintin and Lewellyn; four sisters and six brothers.
(Dec. 2, 1999)

FUNERAL

MARY KIMMINAU
A Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Simon’s Church for the funeral of Mary T. Kimminau. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery with Fr. David Martin officiating. Pallbearers were: Benjamin Norris, Elijah Bowling, Ryan Paul Hilderbrand, James Matt Hauser, Timothy Michael Zinkan and Kyle Douglas May.

Obituaries and Funerals December 3, 1999


NOTICES

DIAMOND CASEY
WINSLOW - Diamond Abell Casey died at home Thursday at 6:50 p.m. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(Dec. 2, 1999)

RUBY PHILLIPS
Ruby Phillips, 67, Oakgrove Road, died at her residence Thursday at midnight. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ed Lee Mortuary.
(Dec. 2, 1999)

OBITS

CEIL BILLINGS
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Ceil N. Billings, 43, died Wednesday at her Phoenix residence.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 1601 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix.
She was born in Washington to Hugh S. and Eleanor Billings. Her father and stepmother, Rosie, survive in Washington, while her mother preceded her in death.
Billings lived in Washington until 1978 when she moved to Arizona. She had been teaching and coaching at Greenway High School since she moved.
Also surviving are: a sister, Holly Billings, Portland, Conn.; three stepsisters, Terri Bradley and Nancy Doyle, both of Indianapolis and Janet Dahl, San Francisco and a stepbrother, David Doyle, San Francisco, Calif.
(Dec. 1, 1999)

HALLIE HEIM
SANDBORN — Hallie J. Heim, 105, Sandborn, died at 3:20 a.m. today at Glenburn Home.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Anderson-Poindexter Sandborn Chapel. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Born June 30, 1894, in Greene County, she was the daughter of Joseph I. and Evagilene J. (Trinkle) Brewer.
She was a homemaker and Sandborn Baptist Church member.
Her husband, H. Ray Heim, whom she married on Oct. 16, 1914, died in 1965. Two sons, Lloyd R. and Ralph B. Heim; and a daughter, Margaret Jean Heim are all deceased.
Survivors include one son, Wayne Heim of Carmel; one daughter, Mary Taylor of Carmel; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandson.
(Dec. 3, 1999)

WILLIAM KUPER SR.
JASPER - William J. Kuper Sr., 67, died of an apparent heart condition at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Martin’s Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.
He was born in Jasper, on Dec. 16, 1931, to Hilbert and Louise (Oskins) Kuper. He married Mary George on Feb. 23, 1957, in Jasper. She survives.
Kuper was a retired Jasper Corporation employee. He was a St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Whitfield, Ind., member.
Also surviving are: two daughters, Marcia Mathies and Tammy Hyde, both of Jasper; five grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Kuper, Evansville and Raymond Kuper, Jasper and two sisters, Ethel Fitzgerald, Gary and Margie Sermersheim, Jasper.
A son, William J. Kuper Jr., preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Martin Catholic Church.
(Dec. 1, 1999)

SAMUEL STOLL
MONTGOMERY - Samuel Stoll, 4-months-old, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis.
The funeral service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the family residence with home ministers officiating. Burial will be in the Stoll Cemetery. Friends may call at the house prior to the service.
Arrangements were made through Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home.
Born July 11, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Samuel D. and Judith (Graber) Stoll and was a member of the Old Order Amish.
Survivors include his parents, six brothers, Ryan Dale, Donnie Joe, Lyndon Thomas, Marc Alan, Joshua Drew and Jacob Ray Stoll, all at home; grandparents, LeRoy and Rosie Stoll and Alva and Fannie Mae Graber, all of Montgomery; and great-grandparents, Amos R. Graber of Odon and Eli and Elizabeth Miller of Scottsville, Ky.
(Dec. 2, 1999)

EDITH DAY
Edith Edna Day, 96, 1109 E. Nat.’l Hwy., died at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday at the Daviess Community Hospital.
Private family funeral services will be conducted at graveside with interment in the Wheatland Cemetery.
She was born on May 8, 1903, in Knox County, to Ollie and Minnie (Chambers) Small. She married Charles Willis Day on Oct. 11, 1940 and he preceded her in death on April 29, 1958.
Day was retired from UniRoyal Corp. and was a Westminster Presbyterian Church member. She had also attended Wheatland Schools.
A sister, Micki Lowder, Indianapolis, survives.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
(Dec. 1, 1999)

FUNERALS

RUTH TINKLE
The funeral for Ruth Tinkle was at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Interment was in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Officiating was pastor Randy Stevens.
Pallbearers were: Jeff Tinkle, Jason Tinkle, Kevin Tinkle, Gene Hopkins, Wesley Rinker and Gregory Tinkle.
Honorary pallbearers were: Mark Taylor, Kerri Tinkle, Rodney Tinkle, Dickie Tinkle, Kelli Tinkle, Bradley Tinkle, John David Wininger and Roger Tedrow.

VERNON KIEFNER
The funeral for Vernon D. Kiefner was today at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. The Rev. Dennis Payton officiated.
Pallbearers were: Elmer Wagler, Shawn Kiefner, Scott Kiefner, Brayton Simmons, Wyatt Arvin and Monte Franklin. The honorary pallbearers were Shelly Kiefner and Whitney Arvin.

MARY BRAUN
The funeral for Mary Eileen Braun, Loogootee, was at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. John Catholic Church. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery. Fr. Leo Kiesel officiated.
Pallbearers were: Chris Lannan, Marty Lannan, Keith Lannan, Bob Spalding, Joe Allen, Mark Allen and Chris Boling.

CLARA DUNLAP
The funeral for Clara Dunlap was at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Bert Duckwall officiated. Pallbearers were: Jack Collins, Russell Ross, Doug Harder, D.J. Harder, Deck Dunlap, Gary Smith and Jeff Farrell.

CATHERINE TOOLEY
The funeral for Catherine W. Tooley was at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. Fr. David Martin officiated with interment in the Sugarland Memory Gardens.

WILLIAM LUTTRULL
The funeral for The Rev. William O. Luttrull was at 1 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Petersburg. Interment was in the Augusta Cemetery, Winslow. The Revs. Al Amstutz and Ken Burcham officiated.
Pallbearers were: Thomas Luttrull, Paul Luttrull, Paul LeRoy Luttrull, Harvey Luttrull, James Luttrull, Dale McKinney and Dormon Luttrull.

JOSEPHINE POWNELL
The funeral for Josephine Pownell was at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Odon. Interment was in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. The Revs. Marvin Sweet and John Ferguson officiated.
Pallbearers were: Rick Riggins II, Vern Zigler, Harold Long, Westlee Williams, Alva A. Knepp and John Helm.


Obituaries and Funerals December 2, 1999

NOTICES

SEIL BILLINGS
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Seil N. Billings, 43, died Wednesday in Phoenix.
She is the daughter of Hugh S. Billings and the late Eleanor Billings.
Funeral arrangements are pending in Phoenix.
(Dec. 1, 1999)

MILDRED GILLEY
Mildred Himsel Gilley, 87, died Monday at Hillside Manor Nursing Center. Family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the American Heart Fund or Aikman Creek Cemetery Fund.

OBITS

ERMEL WILLIAMS
LIGONIER, Ind. - Ermel J. Williams, 86, died at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Oakleaf Village Nursing Center, Ligonier, Ind. He had been in failing health for several months.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Odon. Interment will be at the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
He was born on Sept. 29, 1913, in Lawrence County, to Otmar and Celia (Bowman) Williams. He married Virginia A. Holt, on May 3, 1941 and she survives.
Williams was an ordinance worker at NAD Crane and an Odon United Methodist member.
Also surviving are: four daughters, Peggy Diane Williams, Vincennes; Patricia J. Stump, Ligonier, Ind.; Marcia Kay Porter, Ft. Wayne and Carolyn Jo Julian, Battlefield, Mo.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two sisters, Estelle Jolliff, Elnora and Eula Riggins, Odon.
He was preceded in death by a son, James Williams; three brothers, Stanley, Waren and Oletus Williams and two sisters, Ellen Williams and Freeda Lamb.
(Dec. 1, 1999)

MARY KIMMINAU
Mary T. Kimminau, 73, 1212 E. Van Trees St., died at 8:51 a.m. Wednesday in the Daviess Community Hospital Emergency Room. She had been in failing health and was seriously ill for two weeks.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Simon's Church. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery with Fr. David Martin officiating.
There will be no visitation. Ed Lee Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
She was born on Oct. 26, 1926, in Roseland, Neb., to George and Eva (Hemberger) Loskill. They preceded her in death. She married Edward Kimminau on Nov. 10, 1953 and he survives.
Kimminau was a devoted wife and mother and was educated at Assumption School in Nebraska. She came to Daviess County in 1966 and was a St. Simon's Church member.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Anita Melton, Loogootee; a son, Alvin Kimminau, Washington; six sisters, Catherine Parr, Roseland, Neb.; Florence Pantenburg, Heartwell, Neb.; Agnes Kolbet and Dorothy Theisen, both of Hastings, Neb.; Carol Ann Smith, Grand Island, Neb. and Alice Trausch, Junita, Neb. and two brothers, Robert and Richard Loskill, both of Hastings, Neb.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Bernadette Demplewolf.
(Dec. 1, 1999)

RAYMOND WILLIAMS
LOOGOOTEE - Raymond "Jerome" Williams, 80, died at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday at the Loogootee Nursing Center.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bramble 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 recited at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
He was born on March 8, 1919, in Martin County, to John E. and Elizabeth (Strange) Williams. He married Dorothy H. Larkin, on July 9, 1946. She survives.
Williams was retired from NSWC Crane and farming. He was a St. Joseph Catholic Church, American Legion and St. Vincent DePaul Society member. Also, he also was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran.
Other survivors are: five sons, Richard, Joe and Donald Williams, all of Loogootee; David Williams, Elberfield and Carl Williams, San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Martina Cox, Washington and Mary Fields, Loogootee; a brother, Valentine Williams, Maryland; two sisters, Martina Schreiner, Indianapolis and Sister Margaret Seton, Cincinnati, Ohio and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: a son, James Williams; two brothers, Ezra and Gerald Williams and three sisters, Dovie Knox, Myrtle McAtee and Ella Strange.
(Dec. 1, 1999)

ALTA ROBERSON
WHEATLAND - Alta Floy Roberson, 89, Wheatland, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday at Prairie Village Nursing Home in Washington.
Funeral services will be at the Gardner-Brockman Funeral Home Friday at 10 a.m. Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
She was born on Jan. 22, 1910, in Frinchton, to Mantle and Lillian (Lane) Barekman. She married Alva J. Roberson, who preceded her in death in 1982.
Roberson was a homemaker and attended the Royal Oak Presbyterian Church. She was also a Daughters of the American Revolution and The Knox County Democrat Club member.
Surviving are: a son, Alan R. Roberson, Wheatland; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.
Memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association.
(Dec. 1, 1999)

FUNERALS

NELLIE DeJARNETT
The funeral for Nellie DeJarnett was at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Terry Hightower officiated. Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Pallbearers were: John Willis, Bill Pflug, David Willis, Jim Pflug, Ed Pflug and Tony Pflug.

JACK EDWARDS
The funeral for Jack Edwards was at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel. Fr. Lowell Will officiated with interment in St. John's Cemetery. Scott Air Force Base Honor Guard accorded full military rites at graveside.
Pallbearers were: Jack Edwards II, Daniel Edwards, Darren Edwards, Adam Sawyers, Brock Combs and Andrew Edwards.
Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren: Patricia Edwards, Amanda Edwards, Lucas Edwards, Brandee Downs, Brittney Combs, Chad Combs, Jessica Sawyers, Austin Wood, Blake Wood, Devin Wood, Jordon Jacobs, Alexis Jacobs and Cameron Meehan.

Obituaries and Funerals December 1, 1999

OBITS

EMIL SANDERS
SANDBORN - Emil Junior Sanders, 75, died at 1:48 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Anderson-Poindexter Sandborn Chapel. Interment will be in the Sandborn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight.
He was born in Linton, on Nov. 8, 1924, to Mary E. (Dove) and Emil Theodore Sanders. They preceded him in death. He married Blanche Eloise Williams on Dec. 25, 1948.
Sanders was a coal miner with Hawthorne Mine. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and had received a Purple Heart. He was also a UMWA District 11 and Local Union 1410 member.
Surviving are: a son, Steve Sanders, Sandborn; two daughters, Linda Robertson, Sandborn and Chris Rowland, Paoli; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren and a brother, Vernon Sanders, Sandborn.
(Nov. 30, 1999)

WILLIAM LUTTRULL
JASPER - The Rev. William O. Luttrull, 68, died of cancer at 11:05 p.m. Monday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Petersburg. Interment will be in the Augusta Cemetery, Winslow.
Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, from 4 to 9 tonight and 8 a.m. to noon and at the church building from noon until service time Thursday.
He was born in Pike County, on April 30, 1931, to Otis and Catherine (Wood) Luttrull. He married Doris Johnson and she survives.
Luttrull, a 1949 Petersburg High School graduate, was a minister with the United Methodist Conference. He began his ministry at Velpen Methodist Church in 1951 and retired from the North Indiana Conference in 1996. He was active in missions and led several work camps in Alabama, Kentucky and South Carolina and was a First United Methodist Church, Petersburg. He had also graduated from Evansville University in 1954; Christian Theological Seminary in 1965 and had attended other colleges and universities.
Also surviving are: two sons, Mark Luttrull, Nashville, Ind. and Tim Luttrull, Indianapolis; a daughter, Connie Hayes, Boonville; a stepson, Stan Reynolds, Fern Park, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
(Nov. 29, 1999)

HARLIN CHESNUT
Harlin Charles "Chessy" Chesnut, 83, Rt. 3, Box 362, Bedford Road, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. David Harker will officiate. Interment will be in the Plainville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Masonic service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday.
She was born on June 4, 1916, in St. Louis, to Elmer and Alma (Fauth) Chesnut. He married Hazel Marie Faith on Sept. 26, 1936 and she survives.
Chesnut was a former Reliance Mfg. Co. employee, locally owned and operated Package Delivery for seven years, owned Chesnut Moving and Storage locally for 45 years and was an agent for Jasper and Chicago Express, Clairmont Motor Express, Wheaton Van Lines and Paul Arpin Van Lines. He retired at 80-years-old and was a First Baptist Church member. Also, he had attended Jefferson School and was a Charity Lodge No. 30 F&AM and Elks Lodge member.
Also surviving are: two daughters, Velma Carlson, Plano, Texas and Connie Armstrong, Springfield, Ill.; a son, Harold Chesnut, Lawrenceville, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Velma and Virginia Chesnut.
(Nov 29, 1999)

FUNERAL

WALTER INGRAM
The funeral for Walter G. Ingram was at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg.
Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Bro. Ron Phillips officiated.
Pallbearers were: Jess Cissell, James Grove, John Cissell Jr., Bill Culbertson, Verdayne Miley and Bob Cummines.


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