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Obituaries and Funerals March 28, 2000

NOTICE

LORENE HOLLAND
Lorene Holland, 73, died Monday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Goodwin Funeral Home in Vincennes.
(March 27, 2000)

OBITS

EDWIN McCULLOUGH
Edwin “Ed” Douglas McCullough, 56, Rt. 2, SR 57S, died at his residence Sunday at 8:56 p.m.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Charles Harrington will officiate. Entombment will be in the Sugarland Memory Gardens Mausoleum. The American Legion and VFW will present the flag at graveside.
Friend may call from 4 to 8 tonight and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.
He was born on July 22, 1943, in Daviess County, to James L. and Pauline (Harner) McCullough. He married Janet Truelove on Nov. 25, 1981 and she survives. His mother survives in Washington.
McCullough, a 1961 Washington High School graduate, was a heavy equipment operator with Kindill Mining Company. This Viet Nam veteran served in the U.S. Army and was an American Legion member and lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. Also, he was a First Baptist Church, UMWA Local No. 4343, Moose and Eagles Lodges member.
Also surviving are: two daughters, Christiana Cox, Washington and Carolyn Owens, Vincennes; four grandchildren and a brother, Lonnie McCullough, Washington.
(March 26, 2000)

MAE BAULT
SPENCER - Mae Ellen Bault, 79, died at her residence on Sunday.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the West and Parrish and Pedigo Funeral Home, 105 N. Montgomery St., Spencer. Interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery. The Rev. Louis Crouch will officiate.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 8 tonight and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
She was born on Jan. 22, 1921, in Owen County, to Harry and Ada (Harris) Summerlot. She married Charles Bault on Aug. 11, 1945 and he survives.
Bault was a Freedom United Methodist Church member.
Also surviving are: two daughters, Donna Franklin and Susie Provines, both of Gosport; two sons, Mark Bault, Loogootee and Stanley Bault, Spencer; a sister, Wilma Nickless, Spencer; a brother, Glen Summerlot, Plainfield; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Bault in 1994; a granddaughter, Erin Provines and seven brothers, Herbert, Wayne, Lewis, Vern, Carl, James and David Summerlot and two sisters, Ora Morley and Margaret Cooper.
Memorials may be made to the Owen County American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.
(March 26, 2000)

COURTER ANCHLIN
SHOALS - Courter Anchlin, 88, died at 10:40 p.m. Monday at the Loogootee Nursing Home.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Queen Funeral Home, Shoals. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. until service time Thursday.
He was born on June 9, 1911, in Shoals, to James and Anna (Courter) Anchlin.
Anchlin was a farmer educated in Shoals schools and was a member of the Methodist Faith.
He was the last of his family. Four sisters, Hazel, Blanche, Bertha and Miranda Anchlin and three brothers, Homer, Halbert and Thomas Anchlin preceded him in death.
(March 27, 2000)
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 27, 2000

NOTICE

EDWIN McCULLOUGH
Edwin D. McCullough, 56, Rt. 2, SR 57S, died at his residence Sunday afternoon. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(March 26, 2000)

OBITS

HELEN PAGE
Helen Lucile Page, 88, formerly of Jefferson Street, died at 11:40 a.m. Saturday at the Eastgate Manor Nursing Center.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gill Chapel with the Rev. Davis Harker officiating. Interment will be at the Ebeneezer Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.
She was born on Oct. 2, 1911, in Daviess County, to Louis and Hallie (Ragsdale) Emmick. She married Floyd W. Page, on Aug. 4, 1937 and he preceded her in death in April 1976.
Page was a Calvary Baptist Church member.
Surviving are: a daughter, Ruth Faith, Washington; four sons, Oscar L. Page, Washington; Danny Page, Odon; Floyd “Bill” and Jackie “Jack” Page, both of Martinsville; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Mary Barnick, Clearwater, Fla.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, John and Richard Page; a grandson, three sisters, and four brothers.
(March 23, 2000)

CHARLES CAMPBELL
BLOOMFIELD - Charles A. Campbell, 72, died at 5:20 a.m. Saturday at his residence.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Jenkins Funeral Home, Bloomfield. Interment will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Albert officiating.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight and from noon Tuesday until the service hour at Jenkins Funeral Home, Bloomfield.
He was born on Aug. 15 1927, in Elnora, to Mary (Shufflebarger) and Jesse Campbell. They preceded him in death. He married Alice G. Erdman and she survives.
Campbell was a farmer and Army and Merchant Marines veteran. Also, he was a Lifeway Baptist Church (Ellettsville) and Elnora American Legion Post member.
Also surviving are: five daughters, Mary Henrichsen, Elnora; Susan Hobson, Rebecca Padgett, Patty Sherrard and Debra Allor, all of Bloomfield; three brothers, Bob and Dave Campbell, both of Elnora and Sam Campbell, Vancouver, Wash.; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Also, a daughter, Nancy Walker, preceded him in death on Aug. 18, 1989.
(March 25, 2000)

NINA HALE
PETERSBURG - Nina P. Hale, 76, died at 10:52 a.m. Sunday at the Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of God in Petersburg. The Rev. Doug Lucy will officiate with interment in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. and from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.
She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Brittian, on Jan. 16, 1924, in Otwell. She married Ermal Hale and he survives in Petersburg.
Hale was a Church of God member in Petersburg.
Also surviving are: three sons, Rich Hale, Jasper; Jack Hale, Greenwood and Rodney Hale, Parachute, Colo.; a daughter, Jill Crane, Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Mary McOuat, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
(March 25, 2000)

RONALD FULCHER
PETERSBURG - Ronald D. Fulcher, 46, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday at the University Hospital in Louisville. He died from injuries received in a house fire on March 11.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington. Bro. Berry Whitacre will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Grove-Reeve Township Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
He was born on Aug. 30, 1953, in Pike County, to Randall and Mabel (McCraney) Fulcher. His father preceded him in death, while his mother survives in Petersburg.
Fulcher was a welder and had worked for Jasper Rubber. This lifelong community resident was educated in Otwell schools and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Also surviving are: two brothers, Jack and Jimmy Fulcher, both of Petersburg and three sisters, Susy Moore, Petersburg; Jeanie Ledgerwood, Orleans and Judy Trustee, Bradenton, Fla.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry and David Fulcher.
(March 26, 2000)

BILL JOHNANNINGSMEIER
FREELANDVILLE - William T. “Bill” Johanningsmeier, 85, died at 10:48 a.m. Saturday in Daviess Community Hospital. He had been living the past few months at Hillside Manor Nursing Home in Washington.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Gordon E. Utt, Freelandville Chapel. Clergyman Dr. Patrick W. Larracey will officiate. Burial will be in the Freelandville Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born on Nov. 17, 1915, in Knox County, to Henry Wm. and Sophie (Pieper) Johanningsmeier. They preceded him in death. He married Helen D. Davis on Nov. 16, 1950 and she preceded him death on July 9, 1994.
Johanningsmeier was retired from the Knox County Highway Department. He graduated from Sandborn High School, was a Bethel United Church of Christ, Bicknell Elks Lodge No. 1421 and Bicknell VFW member. He was a World War II veteran and received the Purple Heart with two oak leaf clusters. Also, he received the European African and Middle Eastern Theater Medal with four Bronze Stars.
Surviving are: a daughter, Shere D. Mize Bilskie, Washington; a brother, Raymond, Batesville; two sisters, Jean Bowden and Miriam Schaekel, both of Indianapolis; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother and three sisters, as well as a son, Toney Ray.
(March 25, 2000)

FUNERAL

SAMUEL BOGGS
The funeral for Samuel J. Boggs was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Harris Funeral Home. John Manges officiated. Interment was at the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Pallbearers were: Kent Kixmiller, Al Nardine, Jeff Holmes, Tom Burnett, Jade Holmes and Bill Collins.
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 25, 2000

MARVIN BUSH
LAFAYETTE - Marvin P. Bush, 84, died at 7:48 a.m. Thursday at the Lafayette Home Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Stanley Bomgarden officiating. The body will lie in state an hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Fair Haven Cemetery.
Calling hours are Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd., Lafayette.
He was born on Nov. 8, 1915, in Daviess County. He married Norma Ellis on Jan. 20, 1940, in Washington and she survives.
Bush, a 1933 Epsom High School graduate, was an industrial engineer at Alcoa for 36 years and retired in 1975. He had been a Lafayette area resident since 1940. He was a Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church, Alcoa Retirees Club and Alcoa 25-year club member. He also spent time caring for cattle and helping his children and grandchildren during their 4-H years.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Sandy Reed, Lafayette; a son, Ronald Bush, Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Vera Isaac and Pearl Sullivan, both of Washington; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, three sisters and an infant son.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
(March 23, 2000)

ROBERT GRAY
Funeral services for Robert L. Gray were at the Harris Funeral Home Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. William Walter officiated. Interment was in Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. The pallbearers were: David Gray, Tom Forbish, Lowell Clark, Danny Dare, Phil Hall and Toney Rusk.
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 24, 2000

MARY KANE
SHEPERDSVILLE, Ky. - Mary Ann Patterson Kane, 83, formerly of Indianapolis, died of natural causes Wednesday.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Bernadette Catholic Church with prayers at 9:30 a.m. at Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at the Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel.
She married Clement Kane and he preceded her in death.
Kane was a homemaker and a St. Bernadette Catholic Church member.
Surviving are: two sons, Michael J. and Patrick C. Kane; three daughters, Margaret D. Stambro, Theresa A. Catellier and Rosemary Russo; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
(March 22, 2000)

DAVID NORRIS SR.
BEDFORD - David L. Norris Sr., 55, died at 6:44 p.m. Monday at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. He had been in failing health for five months.
The funeral was at 1 p.m. Thursday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bedford. Burial was in Hanson Cemetery.
He was born on Oct. 28, 1944, in Loogootee, to Delbert Simpson and Mae Francis (Holland) Norris. They preceded him in death. He married Rosann Enochs on June 29, 1968 and she survives.
Norris was a general electric employee in Bloomington. He was also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bedford.
Also surviving are: two sons, David Norris, Bloomfield and Brian Norris, Bedford; two daughters, Wendy Norris, Bloomington and Kim Evans, Zanesville, Ohio; six grandsons; six granddaughters; two host sons, Amilcar Bernal and Juan Pablo Jimenez, both of Cali, Colombia; a host daughter, Verena Nichler, Moers, Germany; four brothers, Ray Norris, Loogootee; Charlie Norris, Bloomfield; Gary Norris, Burn City and Donnie Norris, Yuma, Ariz. and two sisters, Diane wood, Carmel and Barbara Cannon, Evansville.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Marcella Fuhs.
(March 20, 2000)

LILLY SNYDER
BICKNELL - Lilly Etta Snyder, 74, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Jasper.
The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel. The Rev. Clyde Wake will officiate. Interment will be in the Asbury Chapel Cemetery in Ragsdale.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
She was born on Oct. 22, 1925, in Edwardsport, to Grant and Florence (Godfrey) Donaldson. She married William Snyder and he preceded her in death in 1992.
Snyder was a homemaker and worked at Prestolite. She was also a member of the Methodist faith.
Surviving is a sister, Rosa Smith, Mexico, Mo., formerly of Edwardsport. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
(March, 23, 2000)

FUNERALS

VONNIE DUNIGAN
Funeral services for Vonnie L. Dunigan were Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, with burial in Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Bro. Ira Price officiated. Pallbearers were: Gerald Dunigan, David Dunigan, Howard Dunigan, Pat Dunigan, Greg Dunigan and Tom Robinson.

MARY KLUESNER
The funeral for Mary K. Kluesner was at 11 this morning at the McClure Funeral Home in Bicknell. Bro. John Lee officiated with interment in Morris Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Tom Nottingham, Marc Lane, J.D. Graman, John Kluesner, Larry Branch and Jerry Branch.
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 23, 2000

OBITS

MARY KLUESNER
BICKNELL - Mary K. Kluesner, 80, a Freelandville Community Home resident, died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the McClure Funeral Home in Bicknell. The Rev. Don Demas will officiate with interment in the Morris Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday.
She was born on Oct. 9, 1919, in Sullivan County, to Don and Ethel (Whitlock) Charlton. She married Lee Kluesner and he preceded her in death in 1979.
Kluesner was a homemaker and Oaktown Church of Christ member.
Surviving are: a daughter, Louise Branch, Freelandville; a son, Robert Kluesner, Bruceville; a brother, Elmer Charlton, Carlisle; a sister, Juanita Sneed, Terre Haute; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A son also preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to the Freelandville Community Home for the American Diabetes Foundation.
(March 21, 2000)

LOUISE PROBASCO
SHOALS - Louise Probasco, 81, died at 7:45 p.m. Monday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Interment will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
She was born on April 12, 1918, in Martin County, to George and Nellie (Richardson) Tinkle. She married Harry R. Woody and he preceded her in death. She then married Elbert Probasco and he also preceded her in death.
Probasco was retired from M. Fine and Sons in Bedford. She was also a Lacy Church member.
Surviving are: a son, Richard Woody, Oregon; three grandsons; two granddaughters; two stepgranddaughters; a stepgrandson and a sister, Leona Jones, Florida. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Lillie Stiles.
(March 20, 2000)

BENNIE MEDLEY
Bennie Oniel Medley, 70, 1304 Hwy. 57S, died at his residence Wednesday at 8:15 p.m. He had been in failing health for several months.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington. The Rev. Robert Granger will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Friday.
He was born on Oct. 1, 1929, to James and Gertrude (Moses) Medley, in Hametsburg, Ill. He was united in marriage with his wife, Betty, on Dec. 19, 1967 and she survives.
Medley was a coal miner for 11 years and worked at Pinkerton Security for 10 years. Also, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Also surviving are: seven sons, James Medley and Daniel Sullivan, both of Washington; Jerry Sullivan, Jasonville; Anthony Sullivan, Indianapolis; Robert Medley, Warner Robins, Ga.; Jonathan and Bennie Medley, both of Atlanta; a daughter, Elizabeth Medley, Atlanta, Ga. and 11 grandchildren.
He was the last of 11 children.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lincoln Trails Hospice.
(March 22, 2000)

SAMUEL BOGGS
PETERSBURG - Samuel J. Boggs, 85, died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. John Manges will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 8 a.m. until services Saturday.
He was born in Bicknell, on Oct. 3, 1914, to Charles and Della (Munyon) Boggs. He married Laura A. Breidenbaugh and she preceded him in death on April 1968.
Boggs was a painting contractor.
Surviving are: a daughter, Martha Collins, Petersburg; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
(March 22, 2000)

FUNERALS

Charles Hulen
The funeral for The Rev. Charles Dallas Hulen was at 11 this morning at First Wesleyan Church of Bicknell, with the Revs. John Anderson and Phil Stayton officiating. Burial was in Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Chris Stoelting, Jeff Hulen, Edwin Hayes, Jared Hulen, Ricki Hulen, Jeremy Hulen, Steve Hulen and Justin Hulen. Honorary pallbearers were: Angela Forby, Renee Robertson, Elaine Wolfe, Michelle Black and Janel Groteguth.

DORIS WILLIAMS
Private graveside funeral services for Doris Williams were conducted Tuesday at Albright Cemetery, Shoals. Fr. Leo Kiesel officiated.
Pallbearers were: Welsey Boyd, Brian Boyd, Kevin Boyd, Daryl Boyd, Leroy Spears, Fred Alsman Jr., Chris Cushman and Brad Sims.

CLARA BROTHERS
The funeral for Clara Brothers was at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home. Officiating was Merle Mullins. Interment was in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Shawn Sanders, Chad Lee, Robert Holt, Jason Campbell, Lawrence Holt Jr. and Travis Campbell.

DONNIS REINHART
Funeral services for Donnis Reinhart were Wednesday at the Loogootee United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dennis Payton officiated. Pallbearers were: T. J. Williams, Clint Williams, Alan Williams, Adam Williams, Danny Reinhart, Scott Arvin, Brian Arvin and Brandon Felton.
Honorary pallbearers were: Tanya Parsons, Katie Arvin, Kala McCord, Shelby Williams, Trent Arvin, Dylan Dant, Nick Reinhart, Brycen Reinhart and Candice Roberts. Special honorary pallbearer was Alan Brown.

VIVIAN COOPER
A funeral mass for Vivian Cooper was conducted this morning at St. John Catholic Church. Fr. Leo Kiesel officiated.
Pallbearers were: C.J. Cooper, Bryan Cooper, Jeff Cooper, David Blackwell, Charlie Blackwell, Doug Cooper, Steve Cooper, Tom D. Cooper, Garrick Cooper and Philip Fiscus.
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 22, 2000

NOTICE

MARY KLUESNER
BICKNELL - Mary K. Kluesner, 80, died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the McClure Funeral Home in Bicknell. The Rev. Don Demas will officiate with interment in the Morris Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday.
(March 21, 2000)

OBITS

Betty Judy
ORLEANS - Betty Judy, 74, died at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday at the Bloomington Hospital.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Syria Christian Church, Orleans, with Bro. Darren McCormick officiating. Burial will be in Syria Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home, Orleans, from 2 to 8 today and after 10 a.m. until services Thursday at the church.
Born on Jan. 30, 1926, in Bromer, she was the daughter of Bruce Franklin and Lelah (Dillard) Ferguson. They preceded her in death.
A homemaker, she was a member of Syria Christian Church.
Her husband, Cecil Judy, whom she married on Feb. 4, 1944, died on Dec. 28, 1996. A brother, Gilbert Ferguson, is also deceased.
Survivors include two sons, Wade Judy, Orleans and Ivan Judy, Plainville; one daughter, Lu Ann Daugherty, Orleans; two sisters, Marjorie Stephenson and Marilyn Hall, both of Paoli; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
(March 21, 2000)

Charles Hulen
BICKNELL - The Rev. Charles Dallas Hulen, 85, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Wesleyan Church of Bicknell, with the Revs. John Anderson and Phil Stayton officiating. Burial will be in Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 today at McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell.
Born Oct. 29, 1914, in Bicknell, he was the son of George and Pearl (Collins) Hulen.
A retired coal miner, he had been a minister at various churches including Bicknell, Sullivan and Scott City. He was also a member of Linton Community Church.
Survivors include his wife, Martha (Mowery) Hulen, whom he married on Nov. 15, 1933; two daughters, Janice Hayes, Bloomington and Marlys Stoelting, Evansville; three sons, Farrell Hulen, Bicknell, Paul Hulen, Bruceville and the Rev. Philip Hulen, Kernersville, N.C.; two sisters, Nina Whaley, Otwell and Sparkle Mowery, Frankfort; one brother, Vern Hulen, Bloomington; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
(March 20, 2000)

Joseph Norris
BICKNELL - Joseph Melvin Norris, 72, died at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday at the Bicknell Rehabilitation Center.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel, 118 North Washington St., Bicknell. Thom Barnes will officiate. Interment will be at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Loogootee, with graveside military rites. Fr. Leo Kissell will perform the graveside service. Friends may call form 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel.Born on June 9, 1927, in Loogootee, he was the son of Joseph and Effie Mae (Melvin) Norris.
A self-employed handyman, he had also worked at Prestolite and was a U. S. Army veteran. He was a member of Bicknell Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 3190 and had moved to Bicknell in 1945.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary Allen, Vincennes and Gertrude Kidwell, Washington; and one brother, James Norris, Cave City, Ky.
Two brothers, Raymond and William Norris, are deceased.
(March 21, 2000)

HELEN SARTOR
BRUCEVILLE - Helen E. Sartor, 87, died at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the McClure Funeral Home in Bruceville. The Rev. Don Wilson will officiate with interment in the Bruceville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.
She was born on May 1, 1912, in Knox County, to William and Edith (Manning) Cullop. She married Earl H. Sartor on Dec. 15, 1930 and he preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 1995.
Sartor was a homemaker and attended Bruceville United Methodist Church. She also belonged to the United Methodist Women.
Surviving are: two daughters, Peggy Bobe, Bruceville and Betty Roark, Sumner, Ill.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, four brothers and a brother, who died in infancy.
(March 21, 2000)

Roselyn Beasley
BLOOMINGTON - Roselyn Beasley, 84, Solsberry, died at 6:25 p.m. Monday at the Bloomington Convalescent Center.
A private family service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Valhalla Mausoleum Chapel. Entombment will be in the Valhalla Memory Gardens Mausoleum
There will be no public visitation.
Born May 16, 1915, in Washington, she was the daughter of Louis F. and Martha H. (Caroll) Dosch. They preceded her in death.
She was a housewife.
Her husband, Loran M. Beasley, died in 1993. Three sisters and one brother are also deceased.
Survivors include one daughter, Starleen Worley, Solsberry; one son, Kedrick Beasley, Bloomington; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
(March 20, 2000)
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 21, 2000

LULA NEWTON
Funeral services were today at 10 a.m. for Lula M. Newton at Gill Chapel. Bros. Ben Bean and Cliff Woodrum officiated. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery.
Pallbearers included: John Clarke, Matt Clarke, Derrick Clarke, Davide Newton, Glenn Newton and Jim Newton.

VIVIAN COOPER
LOOGOOTEE-Vivian Cooper, 94, died at 12:20 p.m. Monday at the Martin County Health Care Center.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John Catholic Church with burial to follow in the St. John Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Titzer Funeral Home in Loogootee. A prayer service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
She was born Nov. 1, 1905, in Martin County to Clement Roderick McBryant and Susan Tewell McBryant. She was married Aug. 19, 1928 to Carl A. Cooper and he proceeded her in death in 1962.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee.
She is survived by three sons, Max Cooper and Charles “Slick” Cooper, both of Loogootee; and Thomas A. Cooper, Kokomo; two daughters, Carolyn Blackwell of Loogootee and Carla Howell of Shoals; 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was proceeded in death by one daughter, Geraldine Fiscus in 1988 and one brother, Paul E. McBryant.
(March 20,2000)

VONNIE DUNIGAN
PETERSBURG-Vonnie L. Dunigan, 104, died Saturday at 8:10 a.m. at the Petersburg Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, with burial in Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Bro. Ira Price will officiate.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
She was born in Pike County on July 5, 1895, to James and Mary Lee Thomas. She married Arthur R. Dunigan and he preceded her in death May 20, 1985.
Surviving are two stepsons, Howard Dunigan, DDS, and Gerald Dunigan, DDS, both of Petersburg, nine step-grandchildren, and 12 step-great grandchildren.
She was a member of the Church of Christ, Petersburg.
(March 18, 2000)

BETTY JUDY
ORLEANS — Betty Judy, 74, Orleans, died at 4:05 a.m. today at the Bloomington Hospital.
Arrangments are pending at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home, Orleans.
(March 21, 2000)

ENDA RIKER
Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday for Edna Lois Riker at Gill Chapel, with the Rev. Ben Helton and Reggie Braziel officiating. Burial was in New Veale Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Dallas Riker, Jeff Riker, Tim Riker, Adam Kluemper, Steve Fields and Kenny Dant.

ROBERT GRAY
PETERSBURG-Robert L. Gray, 60, died Friday at 10:50 p.m. in Marshfield, Wis. He was formerly of Petersburg.
Services will be Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until the time of the service.
He was born in Otwell on Nov. 10, 1039, to Lee M. and Voris R. Gray.
He married Wendella J. “Wendy” Anderson on June 9, 1963, and she survives in Marshfield.
He was founder of the Marshfield Medical Research Foundation, where he was worked for 29 years.
Surviving also are a son, Nathan Gray, Indianapolis, and a daughter, Melissa Nauman, Marshfield, Wis.; two brothers, Dr. Ralph Gray, Indianapolis and Charles Gray, Petersburg.
One brother, Edward Gray, is deceased.
He and his wife served as deacons of the First Presbyterian Church, Marshfield, and he had also been elder on the session. He was a member of Free and Accepted Masons and had served as treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Marshfield Medical Center Credit Union.
He had written and co-authored numerous papers through his work and also created many displays particularly in immunology.
He acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from Evansville College. He worked his first year at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, then move to Bluffton for research work at Caylor-Nickel Clinic. In June 1967, he and Wendy moved to Marshfield, where they have lived for 33 years.
(March 17, 2000)

THELMA KILLION-WALDRON
PEORIA, Ill. - Thelma “Louise” Killion-Waldron, 82, died at 2:50 a.m. Friday at Pekin Living and Rehabilitation Center.
Cremation will be accorded by the Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. of Peoria. There will be no visitation. Memorial services and entombment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Washington at a later date.
She was born Feb. 23, 1918, in Washington, to Joseph and Ella Dudley O’Bryan. She married Carl F. Killion on May 23, 1936 and he died on Sept. 29, 1967. She later married Norman C. Waldron Sr., in November 1974. He preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1997.
Killion-Waldron was employed for eight years by Peoria School District 150 as a cafeteria worker at Longfellow Grade School and Woodruff High School, retiring in 1968. She participated in many activities at Longfellow Grade School.
Surviving are: a son, James Killion, Pekin; two daughters, Carol Stafford, Washington and Janet Mel, Hollywood, Fla; a stepson, Norman Waldron Jr., Peoria; two stepdaughters, Diane Hall, Lancaster, Pa. and Norma Herberling, E. Petersburg, Pa.; her twin brother, Thomas O’Bryan, Washington; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and several stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her son, John Killion; a brother and three sisters.
Memorial may be made to the Harbor Light Hospice.
(March 17, 2000)

CLARA BROTHERS
SHOALS - Clara Brothers, 99, died at her great-granddaughter’s residence in Orleans Sunday at 9:25 a.m.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1900, in Lawrence County, to Homer and Ada Holt. She married Steve Brothers in 1940.
Brothers was a housekeeper.
Surviving are: seven grandchildren, Lawrence, Teddy, Corky and Dale Holt, Sue Campbell and Ray Combs all of Shoals and David Combs, Norfolk, Va.; 24 great-grandchildren; 36 great-great-grandchildren; four great-great-great-grandchildren; three sisters and a brother.
She was preceded in death by: a daughter, Joiphine Holt Combs; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
(March 19, 2000)

MARY KLUESNER
FREELANDVILLE-Mary K. Kluesner, 80, died at 3:40 a.m. today at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes.
Arrangements are pending at McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel.
(March 21, 2000)

IDA GRABER
Funeral services were at 9 a.m. Monday for Ida Graber at the family residence. Home ministers officiated. Burial was in Wagler Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Francis Wagler, Elmer Wagler, Victor Raber and Jeff Graber.
Mrs. Graber had 199 great grandchildren.
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 20, 2000

NOTICE

CLARA BROTHERS
SHOALS - Clara Brothers, 99, died at her great-granddaughter’s residence in Orleans Sunday.
Arrangements are pending at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home.
(March 19, 2000)

OBITS

JANET BRANAM
MARTINSVILLE - Janet L. Branam, 62, died at her residence Friday.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Neal & Summers Mortuary, Inc., 110 E. Poston Road, Martinsville. The Rev. Tom McGilliard will officiate with interment in the Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery, Martinsville. Calling hours will be from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time at the mortuary.
She was born to Shirley C. and Norah Modesta (Mumma) Myers, on Jan. 26, 1938, in Plainville. Her father survives in Martinsville, while her mother preceded her in death. She married Albert E. “Gene” Branam, in October, 1959 and he survives.
Branam retired from RCA in Bloomington in 1998 after 32 years. She worked for Central Coil in Martinsville for about six years, prior to working at RCA. She was also a homemaker and First United Methodist Church member in Martinsville. This 1958 Martinsville High School graduate had lived in Morgan County since 1952.
Surviving are: a son, Michael Branam, Winslow; a daughter, Becky L. Rodenbeck, Martinsville; four grandchildren; a brother, Robert Myers, Martinsville and four sisters, Shirley McElfresh and Kay Cramer, both of Indianapolis and Sondra “Sonnie” Gano and Sherrell “Docy” Jordan, all of Martinsville.
(March 17, 2000)

DORIS WILLIAMS
SHOALS - Doris M. (Boyd) Williams, 69, died from an apparent heart attack at 8:18 a.m. Sunday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
Private graveside funeral services and burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Albright Cemetery, Shoals. There will be no visitation. The Titzer Funeral Home in Loogootee is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on Oct. 2, 1930, in Martin County, to Leonard and Alice (Edwards) Boyd. She married Charles H. Williams on Sept. 9, 1950. He survives.
Williams was a homemaker and had formerly worked at the Martin County Welfare Office and the Loogootee Textile. She was a St. Mary’s Catholic Church member and charter member in both the VFW and Eagles Auxiliaries. She was also a Republican Women’s Club member.
Also surviving are: three daughters, Charlotte Mundy, Shoals; Debbie Flynn and Becky Lee, both of Loogootee; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers and a sister.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Lung Association.
(March 19, 2000)

ETHEL BLAGRAVE
VINCENNES - Ethel L. Blagrave, 79, died at her residence Saturday.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Goodwin Funeral Home. The Rev. Neal Hartzell will officiate. Interment will be at the Tower Mausoleum. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday.
She was born in Oxford, Ind., to Noah and Lena Fletcher, on May 28, 1920. They preceded her in death. She had married William E. Blagrave on June 23, 1967. He survives.
Blagrave had worked as a Spiegel’s store manager in Washington before moving to Vincennes. She was a Free Methodist Church member.
Surviving are: her children, Rebecca Lone, Bicknell; Penny Studley, Bloomington; Leslie Bourland, Evansville; Betty Sullivan, Winslow; Ted Blagrave, Vincennes and Jeff Blagrave, Lawrenceville, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Three brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.
Contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church WMI or Lincoln Trail Hospice.
(March 18, 2000)

RANDALL SIMMONS
Randall Leroy “Jack” Simmons, 84, died at 7:35 a.m. Saturday at the Washington Nursing Center.
The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. John Thompson will officiate with interment in the Plainville Cemetery. Committal services will be private.
Visitation will after 3 p.m. Tuesday with Masonic services at 6:30 p.m.
He was born on Dec. 16, 1915, in Daviess County, to John W. and Velva Mae (Goslin) Simmons. He married Dora Evely Lett on July 5, 1937 and she preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 1993.
Simmons was a retired custodian with Washington Community Schools having served for 23 years. He was a Wesley United Methodist Church member and had attended Washington and Plainville Schools. He was past master of Charity Lodge No. 30 F&AM, had served as secretary for the Lodge for several years, former secretary of IOOF Lodge and former trustee of Oak Grove Cemetery.
Surviving are: three daughters, Peggy Kern, Escondido, Calif.; Shirley Buse, Lenoir City, Tenn. and Beverly Tomey, Wilmore, Ky.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and a sister, Wanda Lowery, Carmel.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Floyd; a sister and a brother.
(March 18, 2000)

DONNIS REINHART
LOOGOOTEE - Donnis C. Reinhart, 75, died from cancer at 12:20 a.m. Sunday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Loogootee United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Goodwill Cemetery in Loogootee.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Titzer Funeral Home in Loogootee. Graveside military services will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW.
He was born on March 23, 1924, in Martin County, to Carl R. and Jennie (Strawn) Reinhart. He married Ora Mae Burton on Jan. 20, 1961 and she preceded him in death.
Reinhart was a local businessman and founder and former owner of the Formula V Pharmacy in Loogootee. He most recently worked at Builder Best Lumber Company in Loogootee. This World War II veteran was a Loogootee United Methodist Church and American Legion and VFW member. He also served on the Loogootee Park Board, with Martin County Chamber of Commerce and was a Martin County Co-Op Credit Committee member.
Surviving are: two sons, Donald Reinhart, Loogootee and Gary McCord, North Vernon; three daughters, Debra Parsons, Carla Williams and Bobbie Cherry, all of Loogootee; a sister, Maxine Reinhart, Loogootee; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma M. Wininger; a son, James L. Reinhart, in 1969; a daughter, Judith Ann Reinhart, in 1945 and a grandson, Alan Brown, in 1999.
Memorial donations may be made to the Loogootee United Methodist Church Building Fund.
(March 19, 2000)

LULA NEWTON
Lula M. Newton, 95, Rt. 5 Bedford Road, died at 10:50 a.m. Saturday at the Washington Nursing Center.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gill Chapel. Bros. Ben Bean and Cliff Woodrum will officiate. Interment will be in the Bethany Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight. Eastern Star services will be at 6 tonight.
She was born on Jan. 11, 1905, in Daviess County, to James A. and Ada B. (Sellers) Allen. She married Desco Harold Newton on May 17, 1924 and he preceded her in death on March 21, 1978.
Newton, a Washington High School graduate, in her early years taught school at Campbell School in Crawford County. This Franklin College graduate was also a First Christian Church member and a Sunday school teacher for many years. Also, she was a 50-year Eastern Star member. She and her husband were actively involved in the development of Camp Illiana and developed the Dairylike Family of the Sybil Strain of Jersey Cattle. She wrote Pedigrees and sold Bull Calves in the U.S. and Central American.
Surviving are: David A. Clarke, Washington, who had made his home with the Newtons from age 11 and a sister, Dorothy Kimble, Orleans.
She was also preceded in death by: a daughter, Louise Newton; a son, John Eugene Newton; two brothers; three stepsisters and five stepbrothers.
(March 18, 2000)
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 18, 2000

DANNY WESTERN
The funeral for Danny J. Western was at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. John Manges officiated. Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Pallbearers were: Mike Western, John Ice, Del Culbertson, Jim Carnahan, Andy Willis and Jim Harbison.

Edna Lois Riker
Edna Lois Riker, 71, Washington, died in an automobile accident Friday.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Gill Chapel. Burial will be in New Veale Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.
Born March 23, 1928, in Pike County, she was the daughter of Alva and Lenice (Alcorn) Way. Her husband Donald F. Riker, whom she married on May 1, 1948, died Sept. 24, 1975. A brother, Paul Dale Way, is also deceased.
Survivors include two daughters, Cloria Jane Fields and Julia Marie Dant, both of Washington; a son, Bruce Alan Riker of Washington; two sisters, Marceline Quackenbauh of Pine Town, N.C., and Wanda Mae Potts of Bolivar, Mo.; a brother, Claude Way of Huntingburg; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A retired nurses aid, she had worked for the Daviess Community Hospital, Roby’s Nursing Home, and retired from Eastgate Manor Nursing Center. She was a 1947 graduate of Otwell High School and a member of Burr Oak Church in Pike County.
(March 17, 2000)

Ida Graber
Ida Graber, 88, Loogootee, died at 4:15 p.m. Friday at the residence of her daughter, Mary Ruth Graber, Montgomery. She had been seriously ill for several weeks, but the death was unexpected.
The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the family residence, Rt. 2, Loogootee. Burial will be in Wagler Cemetery.
Friends may call at the family residence after noon on Saturday.
Born March 26, 1911, in Allen County, she was the daughter of Amos and Anna Graber.
Her husband, Nicholas R. Graber, whom she married on Dec. 10, 1931, died June 13, 1995. Two daughters, Sylvia Graber and Pauline Stoll, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one brother are also deceased.
Survivors include six daughters, Viola Knepp, Rosa Jean Raber, and Mary Ruth Graber, all of Montgomery, Ida Mae Stoll of Odon, Clara Raber of Loogootee, and Alma Helmuth of Plain City, Ohio; four sons, Noah Graber of Montgomery, Harvey Graber of Odon, and Raymond Graber and Nicholas Graber, both of Loogootee; three sisters, Lydia Graber and Viola Lengacher, both of Loogootee, and Rosie Graber of Odon; four brothers, Ben Graber and Amos Graber, both of Montgomery, Joe Graber of Washington and John Graber of Odon; 69 grandchildren; 144 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was a member of the Old Order Amish.
Arrangements were made through the Gill Funeral Home.
(March 17, 2000)
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 17, 2000

NOTICE

DELMAR GRESS
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- Former Daviess County resident Delmar F. Gress, 88, died Feb. 28.
The Masons will conduct a memorial service for Delmar Gress at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Sugarland Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The Rev. Ben Bean will officiate.
Masons should meet at Temple at 10:15 a.m.
(Feb. 28, 2000)
 
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 16, 2000

DAVID CORN
VELPEN - David Jennings Corn, 45, died of complications due to kidney disease at 8:50 p.m. March 11 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis.
Graveside service will be at the Sunset Cemetery in Winslow, Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Bill Carisle will officiate.
Visitation will be at the Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
He was born in Oakland City on April 29, 1954, to David J. and Cordelia (Howard) Corn. His stepmother, Barbara J. Corn, survives in Winslow.
Corn was a Navy veteran.
Also surviving are; a daughter, Helen Corn, Pleasantville, Tenn.; two sisters, Karen Blowers, Gentryville and Lynn Nichols, Jasper and a stepsister, Bridgett Murray, Winslow.
Memorial donations may be made to the Bread of Life Ministries.
(March 11, 2000)

FUNERALS

ELZA HILL
The funeral for Elza J. Hill was at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Petersburg. The Rev. Charles Baxter officiated with interment in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. Pallbearers were: Joshua Hopf, Mark Hopf, Steven Wiltsie, Greg Benjamin, Chris Gehlhausen and Billy Joe Aull.

PAUL MOFFETT JR.
Funeral services for Paul O. Moffett Jr. were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Sugarland Memory Gardens Chapel. The Rev. Paul Hyatt officiated. Interment was in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Flag presentation ceremonies were conducted by the American Legion-VFW Honor Guard.
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 15, 2000

HERBERT McCANN
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Herbert T. McCann, 91, died March 10 at the Memorial Hospital-West Volusia, DeLand, Fla.
He was born in Hartford City, Ind. and moved to the Daytona Beach area in 1985 from Plainville.
McCann was a banking industry member until his retirement in 1975. He was a First Methodist Church member in DeLand and a Methodist Church member in Plainville. He was also a Mason.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Thelma, and his son, Richard, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association of Volusia/Flagler, 555 W. Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach, FL, 32174.
(March 10, 2000)

DANNY WESTERN
UNION - Danny J. Western, 52, died at his residence Tuesday at 1 p.m.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until services.
He was born in Vincennes on June 11, 1947, to Forrest Western and Bonnie Campbell Western, both of Union. He married Pat Denny and she survives.
Western was a coal miner and farmer. He was also an Air Force veteran and First Christian Church member in Petersburg.
Also surviving are: a son, Kevin Western, Union; two daughters, Karen Willis, Winslow and Kris Culbertson, Petersburg; a brother, Mike Western, Union; a sister, Pam Knight, Union and four grandchildren.
(March 14, 2000)

SHERMAN PITCHER
SANDBORN - Sherman L. "Mike" Pitcher, 77, died at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sandborn Christian Church. Joe Mann will officiate with interment at Sandborn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Masonic Lodge service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. Anderson-Poindexter Sandborn Chapel handled arrangements.
He was born on Aug. 26, 1922, in Knox County, to John H. and Lona Ann (Hinman) Pitcher. They preceded him in death. He married Martha I. Lind on May 16, 1942 and she survives.
Pitcher was a farmer and coal miner having worked at Minnehaha Mine in Dugger and was a truck driver for 16 years. He retired from the workforce in 1986. Also, he was a Sandborn Christian Church, Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Lyons Club, Moose Lodge in Linton, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Zorah Shrine, Greene County Shrine Club and UNWA member.
Also surviving are: a son, Roger L. Pitcher, Sandborn; two daughters, Teresa M. Slaven and Mary Jo Asher, both of Sandborn; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
(March 14, 2000)

FUNERAL

EDITH ROACH
A mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Simon's Church for the funeral of Edith E. Roach. Fr. David Martin was the celebrant. Interment was in the St. John's Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons: Travis Walton, Derek Walton, Ryan Walton, Jeremy Roach, Josh Roach, Chad Roach, Jason Roach and Colby Roach. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren: Ashley Gerber, Brandy Roach, Justi Roach, Jennifer Walton and Kyle Mider.
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 14, 2000

JOHN STEPHENS
BRUCEVILLE - John L. Stephens, 67, died at 2:42 a.m. Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bruceville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Don Wilson will officiate. Interment in the Bruceville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight at the McClure Funeral Home, Bruceville Chapel.
He was born on Dec. 14, 1932, in Bruceville, to Harley and Sadie (Garrett) Stephens. He married Judy Rutledge on May 16, 1953 and she survives.
Stephens, trustee for Washington Township for 25 years, was a carpenter, carpenter Union #546 and Bruceville United Methodist Church member. He had lived all his life in the Bruceville area. Also, he was an American Legion Vincennes No. 73, Edwardsport Masonic Lodge No. 429 F&AM and Evansville Scottish Rite member. This Sagamore of the Wabash recipient had served in the National Guard, served on the Trabant Trust Fund, was president and charter member and helped to found the Rural Housing Finance Corp. and was also former Chief of the Washington Township Fire Department.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Tamara Manning, Bruceville; two sons, John W. and Brian A. Stephens, both of Bruceville; a sister, Diana Hill, Bruceville; a brother, Jack Stephens, Bicknell; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Relay For Life.
(March 13, 2000)

CLARA WALLER
Clara D. Waller, 96, formerly of Brentwood Drive, died at 5:12 p.m. Monday at the Washington Nursing Center.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bethany Cemetery. The Rev. Steven Kaetzel will officiate.
There will be no visitation. Gill Chapel handled arrangements.
She was born on Jan. 8, 1904, in Washington, to Edward and Clara (Harrod) Dosch. She married John Hay Waller on Oct. 6, 1923 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1991.
Waller, a Washington High School graduate, owned and operated Palmer Electric for 28 years and was organist at First Baptist Church for 25 years, where she was a member. Also, she taught music in Washington for 60 years. She was a Washington Garden Club member and last charter member of Psi Iota Psi. She attended Hamilton College and was a Delta Delta Delta member while in college.
Surviving are a son, John E. Waller, Washington; two grandsons and two great-grandsons.
(March 13, 2000)

PAUL MOFFETT JR.
Paul O. Moffett Jr., 63, 905 S.W. Fifth St., died at 5:45 p.m. Monday at his residence.
A private funeral service will be at the Sugarland Memory Gardens Chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will immediately follow. Bro. Paul Hyatt will officiate. There will be no visitation. Ed Lee Mortuary handled arrangements.
He was born in Daviess County to Paul H. and Cora Viola (Teitsort) Moffett, on July 31, 1936. He married Beverly Joan Thomas on June 29, 1956 and she survives.
Moffett attended Washington High School, served in the U.S. Army from 1954-57 and was retired from U.S. Gypsum. He was also an Alfordsville Assembly of God Church member.
Also surviving are: a son, Paul Michael Moffett; two daughters, Anna Marie Halbert and Mary Lorraine Bennett; two brothers, Bill Moffett and Steve Moffett; five sisters, Betty Burton, Lois Bingham, Juanita Tomson, Shirley Chanley and Jane Hayes; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild, all of Washington. Preceding him in death were: a brother, Robert ÒSargeÓ Moffett and a sister, Anna Williams.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, the American Cancer Society or the Washington Catholic Endowment Fund.
(March 13, 2000)
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 13, 2000

JACK NEUKAM
JASPER - Jack L. Neukam, 65, died of cancer at 9:15 a.m. Sunday at his residence.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. The Revs. Mike Brown and Fr. Donald Ackerman will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Haysville. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel in Jasper.
He was born on Feb. 15, 1935, in Lafayette, to Paul and Lena (Harshman) Harlan. He was adopted by Elmer and Oleta (Seitz) Neukam, in 1943. He married Suzanne Gehlhausen Angerer on May 10, 1985 and she survives.
Neukam was a retired self-employed contractor and truck driver. He was also a Grace Lutheran Church member in Huntingburg and American Legion Post No. 147 member in Jasper.
Also surviving are: seven sons, Terry and Jason Neukam, both of Dubois; Tim Neukam, Celestine; John, Joe, Paul and Jack D. Neukam, all of Huntingburg; two daughters, Debbie Roach, Huntingburg and Donna Rasche, Dubois; a stepdaughter, Sue Cole, Dubois; two stepsons, David Gehlhausen, Evansville and Scott Gehlhausen, Dubois; 17 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren, a great-grandchild and two sisters, JoAnn Greene, Granger and Edith Marshall, St. Paul, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Thomas Harlan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Hospice of Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.
(March 12, 2000)

EDITH ROACH
Edith E. Roach, 70, died at her residence, 501 N.E. 21st St., Friday at 11:55 p.m. She had been in failing health since February 1997 and seriously ill since Feb. 12.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Simon’s Church. Fr. David Martin will officiate with interment in the St. John’s Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 tonight at the Ed Lee Mortuary. There will be a Christian wake service at 6:30 tonight.
She was born on Jan. 8, 1930, in Daviess County, to Virgil and Theresa (Wilson) Seal. She married Bernard Roach on July 2, 1949 and he survives.
Roach was a housewife and Moose Lodge Auxiliary and St. Simon’s Church member. This Montgomery High School graduate was also a lifetime community resident.
Also, surviving are: her children, Jane M. Gerber, John B. Roach, James A. Roach and Kathy A. Mider, all of Washington; Donald R. Roach, Terre Haute; Debbie L. Walton, Columbus and Jeff P. Roach, Indianapolis; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two sisters, Gertrude Miller, Cannelburg and Margaret Louise Dinkens, Washington.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Murel Seal.
(March 10, 2000)

ELZA HILL
PETERSBURG - Elza J. Hill, 85, died at 10 p.m. Saturday at the Daviess Community Hospital.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Petersburg. The Rev. Charles Baxter will officiate with interment in the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gill Chapel and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
He was born on July 12, 1914, in Pike County, to Lawrence and Mattie (Blaize) Hill. He married Essie Loveless, on Feb. 4, 1941 and she preceded him in death on Nov. 18, 1996.
Hill was retired from Wyatt Seed Company after 38 years of service. He had attended Rumbletown School and was a First Baptist Church member in Petersburg.
Surviving are: two daughters, Linda Carey and Kathryn Phillips, both of Petersburg; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; two stepgreat-grandchildren; five stepgreat-great-grandchildren and two sisters, Myrtle and Doris Willis, both of Petersburg.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund.
(March 11, 2000)

MARY NOLAN
LOOGOOTEE- Mary Ann Nolan, 65, died of a heart attack at 10:28 a.m. Saturday at the Daviess Community Hospital.
A funeral mass was conducted at 10 this morning at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Fr. Leo Kiesel officiated. Burial followed in the St. John Catholic Cemetery in Loogootee.
Pallbearers were: Ben Asdell, Tom Carrico, Joe Doyle, George Templin, Jack Cook and Bill Lannan.
She was born on June 1, 1934, in Martin County, to Wm. Avery and Helen (Strange) Smith. Her mother survives in Loogootee. She married Donald Nolan on Feb. 19, 1955 and he survives.
Nolan was a homemaker and St. John Catholic Church member in Loogootee. Also, she was a Circle of Peace Prayer Group member.
Also, surviving are: two sons, Steven and Gene Nolan, both of Loogootee; two daughters, Kim Neeley, Evansville and Donna Lottes, Loogootee; two brothers, Thomas Smith, Brazil and Howard Smith, Sellersburg; a sister, Elaine Carrico, Loogootee and 12 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Dale Smith on Dec. 31, 1999.
(March 11, 2000)

IDA POTTER
DUNDEE, FLA. - Ida Marie Potter, 78, formerly of Denver, Colo. and Edwardsport, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel. The Rev. Harlan Barnett will officiate and interment will be in the Edwardsport Town Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
She was born on Dec. 13, 1921, in Vincennes, to Hugh and Marie (Chaffen) Milam. She married Alvin Potter on Aug. 14, 1942 and he survives.
Potter was a former Kreskee employee and Edwardsport Christian Church member.
Also surviving are: four daughters, Darlene Potter, Dundee, Fla.; Christine Garcia, Thornton, Colo.; Janette Hurtado, Denver, Colo. and Annette Hurley, Phoenix, Ariz.; three sons, Don Potter, Indianapolis; Ronnie Potter, Arbondale, Fla. and Joe Potter, Hollywood, Calif.; a sister, Judith Allen, Ragsdale; two brothers, Arthur Pearce, Bicknell and Warren Pearce, Haines City, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
(March 10, 2000)

FUNERAL

JAMES SMOOT
The funeral for James W. Smoot was at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Valarie Foughty-Killion officiated. Interment was in the Bethel Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Randall Smoot, Jack Colbert, Marion Barber, Chad Miller, William Stephenson and Robert Sloan
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 11, 2000

ALFRED PALMER
MONROE CITY - Alfred L. Palmer, 91, died at 11:38 a.m. Thursday at the Petersburg Health Care Center.
Harris Funeral Home, Monroe City, is handling funeral arrangements. There will be no visitation.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1908, in Aurora, Ill., to Benjamin L. and Harriet (Boone) Palmer.
He married Mary D. Davidson and she preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 1993.
Palmer was a World War II Navy veteran and was a well driller. He was a member of Indiana Presbyterian Church, Vincennes.
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Reynolds, Oswego, Ill., and Polly Baghestan, Niwet, Colo. and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Indiana Presbyterian Church, Vincennes, or The American Red Cross.
(March 9, 2000)

VASTA SNEED
NOBLESVILLE - Vasta B. Sneed, 88, died at 2:50 p.m. Monday at the Noblesville Nursing Home.
The funeral was at Randall and Roberts Funeral Home. Interment was in Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville. The Rev. David Rogers officiated.
She was born on Nov. 7, 1911, in Hardy, Ark., to Mary and William Burrow.
She married Charley C. Sneed in 1928 and he preceded her in death in December 1976.
Sneed was an employee of Firestone Industrial Company for 20 years in Noblesville. She was also a long standing member of the Community Baptist Church.
Surviving include her son, Gordon G. Sneed, Washington; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother in Noblesville and a sister in California.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Hayden and Bill Sneed, three brothers and a sister.
(March 6, 2000)

MELISA SIMS
The funeral for Melisa Reneé Sims was at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Gill Chapel. The Revs. Richard Crabtree and Alan Scott officiated. Interment was in the Sugarland Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were: Kyle Davison, Lance Lucas, Scott Miller, Brian Miller, Mason Robinson and Jason Robinson. Honorary pallbearers were Washington High School Class of 2000 classmates and Vincennes Beauty College classmates.

MYRTLE BOOTH
The funeral for Myrtle C. Booth was at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, at 2 this afternoon. The Rev. Barry Whitaker officiated. Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg. Pallbearers were: Mike Willis, Todd Phillips, Blake Sanborn, Steve Sherman, Brian Sanborn and Don Gladish.

MARY BURCH
A funeral mass for Mary Alice Burch was conducted at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Fr. Leo Kiesel officiated. Pallbearers were: Angie Dabney, Jo Stich, Kaiva Hurt, Jocelyn Burger, Matt Burch, Jacob Burch, Greg Burger and Eric Sargent. Honorary pallbearers were: Cassie Burch, Leslie Burch and Devon Burch
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 10, 2000

TERRE STRAHLEY
WHEATLAND - Terre Lynn Strahley, 38, died Tuesday morning at 8:28 in the Methodist Hospital Indianapolis. She had sustained injuries in an earlier car accident.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Gordon E. Utt Freelandville Chapel. Burial will be in Oaktown Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight.
She was born on Oct. 4, 1961, in Vincennes, to Herschel Franklin and Mary Lois (Gannon) Strahley. Her father preceded her in death while her mother survives in Bicknell.
Strahley had attended Lincoln High School.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Cambie Elizabeth Strahley, Wheatland; a son, Eric Richard Strahley, Wheatland; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Richardson, California; Stephine M. Borgmeir, Bicknell and a brother, Troy M. Strahley, Vincennes.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
(March 7, 2000)

CARL GOLLER
HAYSVILLE - Carl Erhart Goller, 82, died of congestive heart failure at 4:52 a.m. Thursday at his residence.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Dubois in with the Rev. William Hainstock officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 9 tonight at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and an hour before services Saturday at the church.
He was born at Dubois, on March 16, 1917, to John George and Barbara Ann (Hemmerlein) Goller. He married Evelyn Nigg on Oct. 25, 1940 and she preceded him in death in 1967. He later married Mary Frances Rose Schneider (Kupper) on Jan. 7, 1972. She survives.
Goller retired from Jasper Engine and Transmission and he ran a small engine repair shop at his residence in Haysville. He also frequently assisted auctioneers at Paul's Auctions Service and Dinky's auctions at Montgomery. He was also a past treasurer of the Dubois County Handicapped Association and served as former treasurer of St. Peter's Church. He was a St. Peter's United Church of Christ member in Dubois.
Also surviving are: four sons, Richard Goller, Washington; Carl Goller Jr., Dubois; John Schneider Sr., Jasper and Lee Joe Schneider, St. Anthony; seven daughters, Carol Goller, Washington; Carla Howell and Dorothy Kimmel, both of Dubois; Mary Ann Bachman and Theresa Littrell, both of Jasper; Frances Purdy, Cannelton and Helen Hagman, Leopold; 32 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and a sister, Emily Zehr, Jasper.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, William Henry Goller and five grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's United Church of Christ or to the Dubois County Handicapped Association.
(March 9, 2000)

FUNERAL

EDITH GIRTON
Funeral services for Edith A. Girton were at the Bicknell Memorial Mausoleum today.
Brice Rasner officiated. Arrangements were handled by McClure Funeral Home.
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 9, 2000

NOTICE

CARL GOLLER
HAYSVILLE - Carl Erhart Goller, 82, died of congestive heart failure at 4:52 this morning at his residence.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Dubois with the Rev. William Hainstock officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and an hour before services Saturday at the church.
(March 9, 2000)
 
 

FUNERALS

LOUISE CATT
The funeral for Louise Catt was at 10:30 this morning at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. The Rev. Ken Burcham officiated. Interment was at the IOOF Cemetery in Union. Pallbearers were: Kenny Catt, Todd Catt, Kevin Catt, Lincoln Hobson, Mike Catt and Mike Hobson.

HELEN GRABER
Graveside service for Helen M. Graber was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Grove Cemetery. Rev. David Blystone officiated. Pallbearers: Richard Branaman, Dennie Arnold, Ray McIntire, Jim Fortner, Melissa Arnold and Suzie Powers.

CATHERINE MANDABACH
A mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Church for the funeral of Catherine A. Mandabach. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery with Fr. Lowell Will as the celebrant. Pallbearers were: Jeffrey Blozen, Susan Blozen, Cheryl Mandabach, Cathy Mandabach, J.D. Mandabach, Tom Fisher and Mike Mosby.

HELEN ROBERSON
The funeral for Helen Roberson was at 10:30 this morning at Gill Chapel. The Rev. David Harker officiated. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were: James McGookey, Joe Yeager, Ed Yeager, Robert McCracken, John Baldwin and James Baldwin.
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 8, 2000

NOTICES

EDITH GIRTON
BICKNELL - Edith A. Girton, 98, died Monday at the GentleCare Nursing Home, Vincennes.
There will be visitation Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. Private family services will be at the Bicknell Memorial Mausoleum Friday.
(March 6, 2000)

HELEN ROBERSON
Helen L. Roberson, 80, 2087 Palazza Drive, died at Alterra Assisted Living Center Sunday in Sarasota, Fla.
The family requests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church in Washington.
(March 5, 2000)

OBITS

LOUISE CATT
PETERSBURG - Louise Catt, 83, died at 3:55 a.m. Tuesday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Union.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight at the funeral home and 9 a.m. until services Thursday.
She was born in Pike County, on Sept. 30, 1916, to James and Laufa (Catt) Ross. She married Maurice Catt and he preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1966.
Catt attended First United Methodist Church in Petersburg and was a Velpen Home Economics Club member.
Surviving are: two sons, Doyle L. Catt, Petersburg and James E. Catt, Hazleton; a daughter, Vicky Sue Howard, Evansville; a sister, Ruthanna Muncy, Union; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
(March 7, 2000)

HAZEL HOFFMAN
JASPER - Hazel A. Hoffman, 91, died at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday in the Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Church of Christ with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. The Revs. James Mennerick and Gordon Sieffertt will officiate.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and an hour before services Friday at the church.
She was born on Dec. 23, 1908, in Boone Township, to Albert and Maye (Armstrong) Himsel. She married Edgar G. Hoffman, on June 13, 1928 and he preceded her in death in October 1978.
Hoffman was a Trinity United Church of Christ lifetime member.
Surviving are: her daughter, Carol Ellis, Jasper; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death besides her husband are an infant son and two brothers, Paul and Rader Himsel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ.
(March 7, 2000)

JAMES SMOOT
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - James William "Bill" Smoot, 78, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Summerville Medical Center.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Valarie Foughty-Killion will officiate. Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery.
Friend may call after 11 a.m. Saturday.
He was born on Jan. 14, 1922, in Daviess County, to James C. and Belle (Johnson) Smoot. He married Joyce Ann Barber on Aug. 21, 1948 and she survives.
Smoot, a 1939 Washington High School graduate, was retired as an accountant and executive vice-president with Dean Brothers Pumps, Inc. He was a Methodist church member and had served in World War II. He also served in the Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946, attended Vincennes University from 1948-49 and was a 1951 Butler University graduate.
Also surviving are: a son, Randall W. Smoot, Los Angeles, Calif. and a sister, Sally Mae Stephenson, Panama City, Fla.
(March 7, 2000)

MYRTLE BOOTH
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - Myrtle C. Booth, 97, formerly of Petersburg, died at 11:50 p.m. Monday at her residence.
The funeral will be at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, Saturday at 2 p.m. Barry Whitaker will officiate. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. until services at the funeral home.
She was born in Pike County, to William T. and Alice (Matteson) Sherman, on Jan. 25, 1903. She married Howard O. Booth and he preceded her in death on June 5, 1970.
Surviving are: her caregiver and daughter-in-law, Mary Willis; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ken Willis and a stepson, Bobbie booth.
(March 6, 2000)

MELISA SIMS
Melisa Reneé Sims, 18, 1005 SR 257S, died instantly in an automobile accident Tuesday at 9:11 a.m. at the U.S. 50 Bypass and Business 50E intersection.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Gill Chapel. The Revs. Richard Crabtree and Alan Scott will officiate. Interment will be in the Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday until service time.
She was born on Nov. 23, 1981, in Knox County, to Kimberly Sears and Alan Sims.
Sims was a Washington High School senior student and was attending Vincennes Beauty College through Twin Rivers Vocational Program.
Surviving are: her mother and stepfather, Mark and Kimberly Wilz, Washington; her father and stepmother, Alan and Cindy Sims, Washington; two brothers, Jordan and Kody Sims, both of Washington; her grandparents, Patricia Sears and Carolyn and Alden Sims, all of Odon and her great-grandmother, Lenna McBride, Odon.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Harry Sears; her great-grandfather, Vernon McBride and her great-grandparents, Alden and Geneva Sims.
(March 7, 2000)
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 7, 2000

NOTICE

JAMES SMOOT
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - James W. "Bill" Smoot, 78, died at 6:30 this morning at the Summerville Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(March 7, 2000)

OBITS

EDITH GIRTON
BICKNELL - Edith A. Girton, 98, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday at the GentleCare Nursing Home, Vincennes.
Private entombment ceremony will be at the Bicknell Memorial Mausoleum with Brice Rasner officiating. Arrangements were handled by McClure Funeral Home.
Born to Levi and Sarah (Trowbridge) Salter, on Jan. 29, 1902, in Daviess County. She married Fred Girton and she preceded her in death in 1964.
Surviving are: two daughters, Colleen Girton, Oaktown and Judith Woodruff, Ragsdale; a son, Fenton Girton, Bloomfield; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Eight brothers and sisters and six children preceded her in death.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
(March 6, 2000)

MARY BURCH
LOOGOOTEE - Mary Alice Burch, 74, died at 3:14 this morning at the Daviess Community Hospital.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will follow in the St. John Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Titzer Funeral Home in Loogootee. A prayer service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
She was born on Dec. 31, 1925, in Daviess County, to Robert A. and Geneva (Norris) Allen. She married Edward F. Burch, on Sept. 3, 1945 and he preceded her in death on July 23, 1997.
Burch was a St. John Catholic Church member. She was also an avid painter and quilting and sewing club member.
Surviving are: four sons, Anthony Jay Burch, Washington; Gary R. Burch, Loogootee; Michael E. Burch, Rosedale and David A. Burch, Apple Valley, Calif.; two daughters, Marilyn S. Burger, Dubois and Barbara Jill Sargent, Jasper; a sister, Roberta Butts, Brazil; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Allen and two sisters, Wilma and Ruth Allen.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.
(March 7, 2000)
 
 

FUNERAL

VERA DAVIS
The funeral for Vera McVey Davis was at 10 a.m. Monday at the Lee Funeral Home, Loogootee. Interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals. The Revs. Jonathan Meenach and Kenneth McVey officiated. The violinist was her granddaughter, Aubri McVey. Pallbearers were: Arthur Snyder, Raymond Blake, Melvin Albright, Lyle Scranton, Andrew McVey, Brandon Robards, Ron Arney and Gordan McVey.
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 6, 2000

ROBERT HASKINS
WORTHINGTON - Robert E. "Bob" Haskins, 86, died at the Green County General Hospital in Linton on Saturday at 10:25 a.m.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home, 23 S. Jefferson St., Worthington. His brother, the Rev. Jack B. Haskins and the Rev. Harold Crenshaw will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Crove Cemetery, Washington.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 tonight at the funeral home and 9 a.m. Tuesday until service time.
He was born on March 7, 1913, in Pike County, to Byron and Bessie (Capehart) Haskins.
Haskins was a retired farmer, former assistant manager of Capehart Farms in Daviess County, former Smith Township trustee having served for 12 years and former board member and president of the board of Central School in Switz City. Also, at the time of this death he had been serving on the Advisory Board for Smith Township, was a Mt. Vernon Baptist Church of Worthington member and former Washington and Lyons Free Methodist Church member and former Sunday School teacher.
Surviving are: his wife, Imogene (Moore) Haskins, Worthington; a son, Robert Haskins, Hot Springs, N.C.; two daughters, Donna Clinkenbeard, Cadiz, Ky. and Judy Hayes, Woodstock, Ga.; four brothers, William and the Rev. Jack B. Haskins, both of Washington; Harry Haskins, Indianapolis and Joe Haskins, Odon and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Sarah Clinkenbeard and two brothers, Cameron and Ivan.
(March 4, 2000)

CATHERINE MANDABACH
Catherine A. Mandabach, 91, 413 N.W. First St., died at 3:35 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Huntingburg. She had been in failing health for several months.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery with Fr. Lowell Will officiating.
Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. John will conduct a memorial service at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Also, there will be a parish rosary at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
She was born on Nov. 28, 1908, in Montgomery, to William Perry and Mary A. (Bowling) Brewer. They preceded her in death. She married Henry J. Mandabach, on Nov. 7, 1933 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 1995.
Mandabach was a telephone operator for Indiana Bell and a St. Mary's Church member. This lifetime community resident was a Ladies Auxiliary to the Knights of St. John member and had been educated at St. Simon's Academy.
Surviving are: two sons, Paul J. Mandabach, Washington and John D. Mandabach, Williamsville, N.Y.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a sister, Beatrice Barrow, Washington.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Henrietta Mandabach and two sisters, Lillian Jerger and Helen Hyatt.
(March 4, 2000)

HELEN ROBERSON
Helen L. Roberson, 80, 2087 Palazza Drive, died at Alterra Assisted Living Center Sunday in Sarasota, Fla.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. David Harker will officiate. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1920, in Washington, to William E. and Rosa B. (Rutherford) Shake. She married Oliver L. Roberson on Feb. 4, 1939 and he preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1985.
Roberson was a retired UniRoyal employee and First Baptist Church member in Washington. This 1939 Washington High School graduate was also a life member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
(March 5, 2000)

ALFRED RUCKRIEGEL
JASPER - Alfred E. Ruckriegel, 69, died from a heart attack at 4:46 a.m. Saturday in the Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church with entombment to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.
Friends may call from noon until 9 tonight at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.
He was born in Dubois, on May 19, 1930, to Clarence and Esther Braun-Ruckriegel-Schott. He married Lois J. Wibbeler on Nov. 22, 1952 at the Holland Methodist Church. She survives.
Ruckriegel was retired from the Design Institute of America (DIA), where he had worked for over 40 years.
Also surviving are: a son, Samuel Ruckriegel, Jasper; six daughters, Cynthia Ambs, Zionsville; Patty Brosmer and Sandy Haskins, both of Jasper; Suzanne Hogue, Huntingburg; Pam Ruckriegel, Velpen and Jodie Ruckriegel, Fishers; 24 grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy McNeely, Indianapolis; two brothers, Bob Ruckriegel, Jasper and Clarence Ruckriegel, Salinas, Calif.; a stepbrother, John Schott, Dubois and two stepsisters, Marjorie Kalb and Mary Lou Zehr, both of Dubois.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlene D. Smith, who died on May 21, 1998, and two stepsisters, Judy Denu and Shirley Humbert.
Memorials contributions may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jasper.
(March 4, 2000)

HELEN GRABER
Helen Margaret Graber, 90, formerly of S. Meridian Street, died at 8:53 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Medical Center, Evansville.
The graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call after noon on Tuesday.
She was born on June 19, 1909, in Daviess County, to Emile and Ida (Hubbs) LaRoche. She married Roscoe Darrell Graber, on Feb. 11, 1928 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1967.
Graber was an Otterbein United Methodist Church member.
Surviving are: a daughter, Patty Branaman, Evansville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a sister, Catherine Baker, New York.
She was also preceded in death by: a daughter, Barbara McIntire; two sisters, Rosetta Gibson and Nellie Kehl, a brother, Henry LaRoach and twin great-grandsons.
(March 4, 2000)

FUNERAL

MARGARET NORRIS
A mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Simon's Church for the funeral of Margaret Norris. Fr. David Martin was the celebrant. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Gene Reising, Ralph Wilson, Paul Grannan, John C. Grannan, Raymond Miles and Joseph Miles. Legion of Mary members served as honorary escorts.
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 4, 2000

DELMAR GRESS
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Former Daviess County resident Delmar F. Gress, 88, of Bonita Springs Florida, died Monday.
A memorial service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. March 18 at the Sugarland Memory Gardens Chapel, with the Rev. Ben Bean officiating.
Born Feb. 21, 1912, in New Madrid County, Mo., he was the son of Andrew and Ethel Gress. His first wife Mildred (Downey) Gress, whom he married in 1936, died in 1983. He married Wynona Mayhew Kroeger in 1984 and she survives. Also surviving are two sons Col. James A. Gress (USMC ret.) of Arlington, Va. and Gerald "Gary" Gress of Bismarck, N.D.; three sisters Glendora Armes of Washington, Velma Wade of Plainville and Melba Mattingly of Centerville, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Five brothers, Cull, Rex, Clyde, Don and Gilbert Gress are deceased.
A founding partner of the construction and excavation firm, Gress Brothers, he attended Washington area schools and was an honorary member of the Washington Conservation Club, a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite of Evansville. In Florida he was a charter member of Anchor Christian Church and was active in the Bonita Springs Woodcarvers Club.
Memorial contributions may be made to Araba Shriner Hospital Transportation Fund, 2010 Hanson St., Fort Myers, FL, 33901.
(February 28, 2000)

VERA DAVIS
Vera McVey Davis, 87, died at her Washington residence Thursday.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Lee Funeral Home, Loogootee. Interment will be Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home Sunday.
She was born on April 7, 1912, in Osmand, Neb., to Frank and Grace Lunetta (Blighton) Scranton. She married the Rev. Frank A. McVey on June 5, 1940. He preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1981. She later married Martin Harrison Davis on Oct. 23, 1982 and he preceded her in death on June 20, 1988.
Davis was a school teacher and Trinity Gospel Tabernacle member in Washington.
Surviving are: two sons, Donald Eugene McVey, Oakland City and Malon Roy McVey, Evansville; a daughter, Rosalen Joy McVey, Evansville; a brother, Orlie Scranton, Nebraska and three granddaughters.
(March, 2, 2000)

ELIZABETH SOLAND
CARMEL - Elizabeth Louise Kidwell Soland, 88, died Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at the Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Home in Broad Ripple.
She was born on July 9, 1911, in Washington. She married Dr. Emerson J. Soland and he preceded her in death.
Soland was a kindergarten teacher at Irvington and then became a homemaker. She was a 1934 Madam Blaker's Teachers College, now Butler University, graduate. Also, she was a Christ the King Catholic Church member.
Surviving are: two daughters, Gretchen Ann Logan and Mary Jane Finneran; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent Hospice or donor's choice.
(March 2, 2000)
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 3, 2000

NOTICE

ELIZABETH SOLAND
CARMEL - Elizabeth Louise Kidwell Soland, 88, died Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at the Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Home in Broad Ripple.
A complete obituary will be published in Saturday's issue.
(March 2, 2000)

VERA DAVIS
Vera McVey Davis, 87, died at her Washington residence Thursday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Lee Funeral Home, Loogootee.
(March, 2, 2000)

OBITS

RUSSELL GARNER
VINCENNES - E. Russell Garner, 66, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes. Burial will be in the Oaktown Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.
He was born on Dec. 24, 1933, in Sullivan County, to Elmer and Stella (Girdler) Garner. They preceded him in death. He married Jewell King on April 4, 1953 and she survives.
Garner was a purchasing agent having worked in various departments at the Indianapolis Power & Light Petersburg Generating Station. He was a Franklin Heights Christian Church, South Knox Men's Club and Washington Boat Club member.
Also surviving are: two sons, Dale Garner, Monroe City and Jeffrey Garner, Henderson, Ky.; two sisters, Roberta Utt, Bruceville and Zella McClure, Vincennes; two brothers, Gilbert Garner, Bruceville and Kenneth Garner, Martinsville; four grandsons and a granddaughter.
A brother also preceded him in death.
Donations may be made to the Lincoln Trail Hospice.
(March 2, 2000)

MARVIN PRIDE
BOONE TOWNSHIP - Marvin W. Pride, 85, died at 2:15 a.m. Thursday at the Heritage House Nursing Center in Jasper.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Becher and Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper with burial to follow in the Otwell Cemetery. The Rev. Ben Helton will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
He was born on Feb. 16, 1916, in Pike County, to James and Ella (Traylor) Pride. He married Ernestine Weisheit on Sept. 4, 1943. She preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 1996.
Pride was a retired farmer in Boone Township. This World War II Army veteran was also a DAV and Traylor Union Church of God in Otwell member.
Surviving are: a son, Gary Pride, Jasper; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two brothers, Maurice Pride, Evansville and Delmar Pride, Otwell and two sisters, Louana Yeager, Evansville and Pauline King, Columbus, Ohio.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ronald, Hilbert and Cletus Pride and a sister, Lela Bigham.
(March 2, 2000)

FUNERALS

MARY BAKER
A mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Church in Washington for the funeral of Mary Elizabeth Baker. Fr. Lowell Will was the celebrant. Interment was in the St. John's Cemetery, Washington. Pallbearers were her grandsons: Chris Bodart, Michael Bodart, Jeffrey Bodart, Bryan Baker, Adam Roach and Jason Hooten. The honorary pallbearer was Cliff Massie.

STANLEY SIMS
The funeral for Stanley G. Sims was Thursday at the Alfordsville Christian Church. Staven Remmel and Alfred Helms officiated. Pallbearers were: Joe Nicholson, T.J. Price, Larry Phillips, Ed Greenwell, John Sorrells, Howard Van Deventer and Keith Brewster. Navy honor guard members were: EW1 David Lachance, AK1 Dale Pedretti and HN Bryan Tisdale.

CAROLYN GREENWELL
A funeral mass for Carolyn Greenwell was conducted this morning at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Fr. Leo Kesel officiated. Pallbearers were: Kent Greenwell, John Greenwell, Edwin David, Casey Pielemeier, Bryan Wagler and Bryan DeArment.
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 2, 2000

CAROLYN GREENWELL
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., - Carolyn A. Greenwell, 57, died at 10 a.m. Monday at the Burlington Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, N.J., after a lengthy illness.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight at the Titzer Funeral Home in Loogootee. A prayer service will be conducted at 7 tonight at the funeral home.
She was born on April 29, 1942, in Daviess County, to Patrick J. and M. Monica (Williams) Greenwell. They preceded her in death.
Greenwell was employed for 36 years with Merrill Lynch stock brokerage in Indianapolis, Chicago and Philadelphia offices. She last had the position of District Administrative manager and Vice President of Merrill Lynch Private Client Services, in which she was awarded the 1999 No. 1 District Administrative Manager Champion of Champions for Merrill Lynch Private Clients. She attended St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Mount Laurel, N.J. and St. John Grade School, St. John High School and Indiana University.
Surviving are: three brothers, Kenny and Keith Greenwell, both of Loogootee and Kevin Greenwell, Fort Wayne and two sisters, Sue David and Janet Pielemeier, both of Loogootee.
She was also preceded in death by a brother.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the: American Lung Association, The American Diabetes Association or to the ALS Foundation.
(Feb. 28, 2000)

HARLEY WEIBEL
TACOMA, Wash. - Harley Weibel, 82, died Monday in Tacoma, Wash.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Fir Lane Funeral Home, 924 East 176th St., Spanaway, WA., 98387.
He was born on Jan. 30, 1918, in Wheatland, to Tolbert and Rosa (Gillick) Weibel.
Weibel was a U.S. Army veteran having served from 1938 until 1945. He was a retired Local 76 IBEW member in Tacoma and a AMVETS Post No. 1 member.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Maxine (Yeager); a daughter, Marilyn; a son, John Weibel and a grandson, Tacoma. Local survivor is a sister-in-law, Valeria Yeager, Washington.
Donations may be made in his name to the giver's favorite charity or to Parkinson's Disease Research.
(Feb. 27, 2000)

LUCILLE CULP
ODON - Lucille G. Culp, 91, formerly of Oblong, Ill., died at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at the Daviess Community Hospital.
The memorial funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. (CST) Sunday at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong. Bro. David Huey will officiate with interment in the Oblong Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until time of service on Sunday.
She was born in Jasper County, Ill., on Jan. 7, 1909, to David Ferdinand and Stella Ina Burton. They preceded her in death. She married Austin Culp on July 7, 1925 and preceded her in death in 1971.
Culp was a homemaker and First Christian Church member in Oblong.
Surviving are her sons, Edward Culp, Elnora and Burton Culp, Glendale, Calif.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two grandsons, David Lee and an infant grandson at birth and two sisters, Irene Colbert and Cleo Dennis.
Memorial may be made to the American Heart Association with envelopes available at the funeral home.
(Feb. 29, 2000)

MARGARET NORRIS
Margaret Norris, 96, formerly of 105 East Pearl St., died at 3:30 this morning at the Washington Nursing Center. She had been in failing health for several months.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Simon's Church with Fr. David Martin officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. A Christian wake service will be at 5 p.m. Friday. The Daughters of Isabella (D of I) will conduct their service at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
She was born in Barr Township on Oct. 31, 1903, to James E. and Julia A. (Mattingly) Norris. They preceded her in death.
Norris was a sales clerk for more than 40 years at Ted's Bakery. She was a charter member of the local D of I and was a St. Simon's Church member. This lifetime community resident was educated at St. Simon's Academy.
She was the last surviving member of her family. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Delphia Norris, Mary Clauss, Corrine Grannan and Florence Miles and three brothers, Herman, Bernard and Russell Norris.
(March 2, 2000)

FUNERAL

HAROLD WALLS
The funeral for Harold W. Walls was at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Trinity Gospel Tabernacle. Bros. Mack Jones and Jonathan Meenach officiated. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandsons, Keith Thompson, Mike Mathis, Charles Mathis, Thomas Mathis, James Walls and Tracy Walls.
 

Obituaries and Funerals March 1, 2000

RICHARD POTTER
SWAYZEE - Richard Dale Potter, 62, formerly of Washington, died unexpectedly at his residence in Swayzee Tuesday.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Rybolt Funeral Home in Swayzee. Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery.
He was born on June 21, 1937, in Daviess County, to Lloyd E. and Grace (Jones) Potter.
Surviving are: a son, Gary, Vincennes; a daughter, Tonya Ruben, Florida and a brother, Lionel Potter, Washington.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Darlene Adams and a brother, Randall Potter. Also, his wife, Vonda, preceded him in death on April 26, 1996.
(Feb. 29, 2000)

OTHNIEL JONES
Othniel Kermit "John" Jones, 89, 7 Dewey Ave., died at 3:15 this morning at the Eastgate Manor Nursing Center.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Gill Chapel. Interment will be at the Aikman Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.
He was born on Jan. 18, 1911, in Daviess County, to Nolen and Cordia (Fitzgerald) Jones. He married Harriett Eleanor Goodrid, on Sept. 14, 1943 and she preceded him in death on Oct. 16, 1986.
Jones was a retired McCord Corp. employee and had attended the Aikman Creek Baptist Church. He was a World War II Army veteran and a 50-year American Legion member. He had also attended Glendale schools.
Surviving are: two daughters, Jo Ann Blackwell and Janice Craney, both of Washington; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosemary Marshall, Peoris, Ill. and a brother, Jack R. Jones, Washington.
A sister, Martha Feagans, preceded him in death.
(March 1, 2000)

FUNERALS

MARY COX
The funeral for Mary Cox was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Episcopal Church. Fr. Dennis Latta officiated with interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Doyle Sullivan, Randy Riffil, Robert Riffil, William Gale, John McClellan, and Robert Bowling. Honorary pallbearer was William Bud Hand.

JOHN RINEY
A funeral mass for John Bernard Riney was Tuesday at St. Martin Catholic Church in Whitfield. Fr. Tom Kessler officiated.
Pallbearers were: Charles Wilson, John Wilson, J.R. Mills, Mike Crays, Jim Chandler and Jeff Chandler.

LORENE HOLLAND
Lorene Holland, 73, died Monday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Goodwin Funeral Home in Vincennes.
(March 27, 2000)
 

OBITS

EDWIN McCULLOUGH
Edwin “Ed” Douglas McCullough, 56, Rt. 2, SR 57S, died at his residence Sunday at 8:56 p.m.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Charles Harrington will officiate. Entombment will be in the Sugarland Memory Gardens Mausoleum. The American Legion and VFW will present the flag at graveside.
Friend may call from 4 to 8 tonight and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.
He was born on July 22, 1943, in Daviess County, to James L. and Pauline (Harner) McCullough. He married Janet Truelove on Nov. 25, 1981 and she survives. His mother survives in Washington.
McCullough, a 1961 Washington High School graduate, was a heavy equipment operator with Kindill Mining Company. This Viet Nam veteran served in the U.S. Army and was an American Legion member and lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. Also, he was a First Baptist Church, UMWA Local No. 4343, Moose and Eagles Lodges member.
Also surviving are: two daughters, Christiana Cox, Washington and Carolyn Owens, Vincennes; four grandchildren and a brother, Lonnie McCullough, Washington.
(March 26, 2000)

MAE BAULT
SPENCER - Mae Ellen Bault, 79, died at her residence on Sunday.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the West and Parrish and Pedigo Funeral Home, 105 N. Montgomery St., Spencer. Interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery. The Rev. Louis Crouch will officiate.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 8 tonight and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
She was born on Jan. 22, 1921, in Owen County, to Harry and Ada (Harris) Summerlot. She married Charles Bault on Aug. 11, 1945 and he survives.
Bault was a Freedom United Methodist Church member.
Also surviving are: two daughters, Donna Franklin and Susie Provines, both of Gosport; two sons, Mark Bault, Loogootee and Stanley Bault, Spencer; a sister, Wilma Nickless, Spencer; a brother, Glen Summerlot, Plainfield; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Bault in 1994; a granddaughter, Erin Provines and seven brothers, Herbert, Wayne, Lewis, Vern, Carl, James and David Summerlot and two sisters, Ora Morley and Margaret Cooper.
Memorials may be made to the Owen County American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.
(March 26, 2000)

COURTER ANCHLIN
SHOALS - Courter Anchlin, 88, died at 10:40 p.m. Monday at the Loogootee Nursing Home.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Queen Funeral Home, Shoals. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. until service time Thursday.
He was born on June 9, 1911, in Shoals, to James and Anna (Courter) Anchlin.
Anchlin was a farmer educated in Shoals schools and was a member of the Methodist Faith.
He was the last of his family. Four sisters, Hazel, Blanche, Bertha and Miranda Anchlin and three brothers, Homer, Halbert and Thomas Anchlin preceded him in death.
(March 27, 2000)


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