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April 30, 1998
Notice

INEZ LARKIN
LOOGOOTEE-Inez Claire Larkin, 69, died in Mission, Texas Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee.
(April 29, 1998)

Obituaries
CHRISTOPHER MADDEN
INDIANAPOLIS-J. Christopher “Chris” Madden, 33, was found dead at his residence in Indianapolis Tuesday evening. His death is being investigated by the Indianapolis Homicide Department.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Simon’s Church, Washington, with interment in the St. John’s Cemetery. Fr. Michael T. Madden will officiate.
Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and before the funeral hour on Saturday. There will be a rosary prayed at 6 p.m. Friday.
He was born on Oct. 2, 1964 in Washington. His parents are Bernard Madden, who preceded him in death and Helena M. (Strange), who survives in Washington.
Madden, a 1982 Washington Catholic High School graduate and 1986 Indiana University graduate, left the area community after graduating from college. He attended St. Simon’s Church while residing in Washington and was an Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Indianapolis, member. He had been an Internal Revenue agent since 1986 at the Indianapolis Office. He was also an IU Alumni Association member.
Surviving are three brothers, Dennis B. Madden, Bloomington; James P. Madden, Crown Point, Ind. and Fr. Michael T. Madden, Holy Spirit Parish, Evansville and two sisters, Kathleen Burns, Columbus, Ind. and Rebecca Anderson, Crystal Lake, Ill.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Washington Catholic Education Fund.
(April 28, 1998)

LESTER KARNS
BRUCEVILLE-Lester Van Karns, 81, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital Tuesday at 3:20 p.m.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bruceville Chapel. The Rev. Larry Martin will officiate. Interment will be at the Bruceville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight.
He was born on Aug. 29, 1916 in Bruceville to Hayden and Ruby (Beaman) Karns. He married Lucille Edwards on Aug. 18, 1945 and she preceded him in death on June 20, 1978.
Karns was a coal miner, owned and operated Karns Saw Mill and was last employed as a teamster. He was a member of the Bruceville United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Baumert, Vincennes and Sharon Lynch, Linton; a son, David Karns, Bruceville; a brother, Warren Karns, Vincennes; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Lester Lee Karns, who died in 1995.
(April 28, 1998)

FLORENCE CHAPPELL
PEORIA, Ariz.-Florence Pauline Chappell, 86, died Feb. 11 in Peoria.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bethany Cemetery with pastor James Payton officiating.
She was born on Jan. 3, 1912 in Thompsonville, Ill. She married Woodrow W. Chappell and he survives.
Chappell was a retired nurse working at Kalamazoo, Mich. Hospital. She was educated in Thompsonville, Ill.
Also surviving are a daughter, Shirley J. Whitehead, Camarillo, Calif.; a son, Daniel L. Johnson, Scottsdale, Ariz.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Turcott, Boulder City, Nev. and two brothers, Robert and John Liles, both of Thompsonville, Ill.
(Feb. 11, 1998)

April 29, 1998
Obituaries
WILLIAM HOFFMAN
VINCENNES-William Robert Hoffman, 76, died at 6:36 p.m. Monday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes. The Rev. John Schipp will officiate with interment in the Fairview Cemetery, Vincennes. Visitation will be tonight from 4 to 8.
He was born on Oct. 15, 1921 in Vincennes to Herman and Theresa (Brewer) Hoffmann. They preceded him in death. He married his wife, Lillian, on June 28, 1946 and she preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 1996.
Hoffman had worked as an auditor for the credit department for Sunoco Oil Co. He was an Eagle Scout. He also served in the Navy during World War II as a chief petty officer, radioman, abroad the USS Marblehead, member of the Troy, Ohio Elks, American Legion, VFW and the Catholic Church.
Surviving are two sons, William F. Hoffman, Washington and Eric Hoffman, Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Tana Watkins, Plano, Texas and Jeaninne Pell, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a brother, Walter Hoffman, Ashland, Ore. and eight grandchildren.
(April 27, 1998)

MABEL HICKMAN
SHOALS-Mabel V. Hickman, 74, died at 3:26 p.m. Tuesday at the Loogootee Nursing Center.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. The Rev. Claude Chastain will officiate. Interment will be at the Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
She was born on April 6, 1924 in Martin County to William Charles and Myrtle (Stockton) Courtright. She married John “Bud” Hickman on Sept. 9, 1944 and he survives.
Hickman, a 1942 Shoals High School graduate, was a secretary with U.S. Gypsum. She also was a Shoals Baptist Church member and attended the Shoals Church of the Nazarene.
Also surviving are: two sons, Gary Gene Hickman, Shoals and John T. Hickman, Loogootee; two brothers, Chester Courtright, Shoals and Kenneth Courtright, Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Hazel Rominger, West Baden Springs, Ind.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Dale and Francis Courtright and five sisters, Opal Gregory, Ada Sherfick, Alice Watts, Vera Canfield and Eva Lena Courtright.
(April 28, 1998)

Funerals
ELDENA EARLY
Eldena R. Early’s funeral was at the Ed Lee Mortuary Tuesday at 11 a.m. with interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Kaetzel officiated. Pallbearers were: Rex Melton, Matt Kaiser, Jim Morgan and Ron, David and Bryan Sturgeon.
JENNIE MURRAY
Jennie W. Murray’s funeral was at 1 p.m. today at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel, with the Rev. Hilary Vieck officiating. Interment was at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Rex Holmes, Gene Hardin, Robert DeCoursey, Curt Hardin, Jim Beery and John Hadlock.

April 28, 1998
Obituary
JENNIE MURRAY
BICKNELL-Jennie W. Murray, formerly of Bruceville, 86, died at 11:39 a.m. Sunday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel, with the Rev. Hilary Vieck officiating. Interment will be at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be at 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1912 in Jasonville to Hugh and Susan Walker. She married John “Sod” Murray and he preceded her in death.
Murray had been employed by North Knox School Corp. She had been active in women’s golf in the 1970s and had been in a Canasta Club, Bicknell Order of Eastern Star and was a former Women of the Moose.
Surviving are two sisters, Elizabeth Sebring and Martha Croney, both of Bicknell; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph W. Murray; a sister and two brothers.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
(April 26, 1998)

Funerals
ROBERT WEISHEIT
The funeral for Robert “Bob” Weisheit was at the St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Whitfield, Monday with burial in the Church cemetery. Fr. Leo Kiesel officiated. Pallbearers were: Richie Arvin, Red Bradley, Jack Duvall, Mike Fuhrman, John Walker, Jim Weisheit, Danny Gregory and Bryan Buchta. The eulogy was by Kenny Frye and the reader was Carl Walker.
ROSALIE SIMS
The funeral for Rosalie A. Sims was at Titzer Funeral Home in Loogootee at 11 a.m. Saturday with burial in Otwell. The Rev. Dennis Payton officiated. Pallbearers were: Janet Gray, Charlotte Winkler, Reese Gray, Jodi Web, Belinda Gray, Juanita Flick and honorary pallbearer Betty Page.

April 27, 1998
ELDENA EARLY
Eldena R. Early, 77, 2300 Countryview Drive, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday in the Daviess County Hospital extended care unit. She had been in failing health for three months.
The funeral will be at the Ed Lee Mortuary Tuesday at 11 a.m. with interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Kaetzel will officiate.
Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 4 to 8 tonight and before the funeral on Tuesday.
She was born on March 27, 1921 in Daviess County to Robert and Margaret (Harned) Pride. They preceded her in death. She married Lloyd Early and he preceded her in death on July 18, 1978.
Early, a Washington High School graduate, was a former Reliance Mfg. employee and a gray lady for Daviess County Hospital. She also attended the Christ United Methodist Church and had lived in the community for most of her life.
Surviving are a son, Michael Early, Mooresville; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Carl Pride, St. Louis, Mo. and a sister, Dorothy Sturgeon, Plainfield.
She was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.
(April 24, 1998)

ERNEST RUSSELL
OAKLAND CITY-H. Ernest Russell, 90, died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Oakland City.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Colvin Funeral Home, 425 North Main St., Princeton. The Rev. Edmond Harris will officiate with interment at the Sand Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 tonight.
He was born in Gibson County on Feb. 24, 1908. His wife, Amelia, preceded him in death in January 1985.
Russell lived most of his life in Gibson County. He was a retired inspector for Potter and Brumfield and a retired farmer. He was also a member of the Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church, Lyles Station.
Surviving are three sisters, Marquerite Johnson, Washington; Livola Stewart, Princeton and Lorene Goins, Lawrenceville, Ill.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
(April 26, 1998)

JOANNE GRIFFITH
Joanne A. (Schmidt) Griffith, 71, Washington, formerly of Franklin and Brighton, Mich., died of natural causes Friday at the Daviess County Hospital.
After cremation there will be a memorial service at the Ed Lee Mortuary. Time and date will be announced later.
She had grown up in Monticello, Iowa and had lived in Washington for 32 years. She was a homemaker and member of the Friendly Slimmers, Eagles 414 and American Legion auxiliaries and the National Honor Society.
Surviving are her husband, Richard; four daughters, Bonnie Brown, Kathie Cox and Patricia Richmond, all of Washington and Susan Griffith, Aaron, Ky.; three sons, Dan, Rick and Tim, all of Washington; a sister, Bernice Green, Dewar, Iowa; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Washington Carnegie Public Library.
(April 24, 1998)

Funerals
ELSIE FINE
The funeral for Elsie M. Fine was at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Bro. John Manges officiated. Interment was in Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg.
ELZA WALTON
The funeral for Elza W. Walton was at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Harris Funeral Home with interment in Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. The Rev. Timothy Walton officiated. Pallbearers were: Nick Deffendall, Nat Willis, Asa Deffendall, Chris Walton, Bob Deffendall and Rodney Loveless.

April 24, 1998
Obituaries
ELSIE FINE
PETERSBURG-Elsie M. Fine, 83, died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday at the Amber Manor Nursing Home, Petersburg.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Bro. John Manges will officiate. Interment will be at the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 tonight.
She was born on Sept. 1, 1914 in Pike County to Arthur and Flossie (Morrison) Bilderback. She married Adren A. Fine and he preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1983.
Surviving are a brother, Frank Bilderback, Griffin and a sister, Alice Cavally, Wucaita, Calif.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
(April 23, 1998)

ROBERT WEISHEIT
LOOGOOTEE-Robert “Bob” Weisheit, 45, died of cancer at the Deaconess Hospital in Evansville Thursday at 7:38 p.m.
A Mass will be celebrated at the St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Whitfield, Monday with burial in the Church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Titzer Funeral Home in Loogootee. A prayer service will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
He was born on July 20, 1952 in Daviess County to Karlie and Catherine (Arvin) Weisheit.
Weisheit was a farmer and truck driver and attended St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Whitfield.
Surviving are two daughters, Audra and Valerie, both at home; a brother, Paul Weisheit, Loogootee and three sisters, Clara Holt and Alice Jones, Shoals and Carolyn Wagler, Loogootee.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Maita Wininger, in 1986.
(April 23, 1998)

Funeral
Cleo Carnahan
The funeral for Cleo E. Carnahan was at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel with Bro. Ben Bean officiating. Interment was in Sugarland Memory Gardens. American Legion and VFW accorded full military rites at graveside. Pallbearers were: Randy Carnahan, James Healy, Jack Anderson, Burl Lemon and Harold Morrison.(April 23, 1998)

April 23, 1998
HELEN ALEXANDER ADAMS
FRANKLIN-Helen Alexander Adams, 94, formerly of Washington, West Lafayette and Conneaut, Ohio, died Wednesday at Franklin (Ind.) United Methodist Community.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Wright Memorial Chapel, Franklin (Ind.) United Methodist Community. The Rev. John S. Eley and Dr. Joe Trueblood will officiate. Interment will be at the Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin.
Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home, Franklin, is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at 12:30 p.m. Friday until service time at the Chapel.
She was born on Aug. 22, 1903, in Washington to John J. and Nannie (Yarbrough) Alexander. They preceded her death. She married Maurice Deist Adams on Aug. 29, 1925 in Paris, Ill. and he preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1997.
Adams, a 1923 Plainville High School graduate, attended Indiana State University, Terre Haute. She was an elementary school teacher, assistant dean of women at Indiana University, Bloomington and worked in customer service for Sears and J.C. Penny. She also assisted in organizing USO, director of Primary Department, United Methodist Church and president of Child Conservation League, all in Conneaut, Ohio and secretary of Cosmopolitan Club in West Lafayette and member of Grace United Methodist Church, Franklin.
Surviving is a daughter, Vera Jean Adams, Franklin. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin and John Alexander and a sister, Lucile Vance.
Memorial contributions may be given to Grace United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 1300 E. Adams Drive, Franklin or Franklin United Methodist Community Memorial Fund, 1070 W. Jefferson St., Franklin.
(April 22, 1998)

BARBARA HEIGHT
DAYTON, Ohio-Barbara Sullivan Height, 59, formerly of Washington, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at a Dayton, Ohio, Hospital.
The funeral will be at the Valdalia Church of the Nazarene, 620 Stone Quarry, Dayton, Ohio, Friday at 10 a.m.
Friends may call tonight from 5 to 8 at the Kidred Funeral Home, 100 Union Boulevard, Englewood, Ohio.
She was born on July 31, 1939, in Washington to Eleanor (Sheley) and Forrest Sullivan. Her mother survives while her father preceded her in death. She married John Height and he survives.
Height was an active member of the Valdalia Church of the Nazarene, Dayton, Ohio.
Also surviving are three sons, Mark, Scott and Jay; eight grandchildren and several Washington area relatives.
(April 21, 1998)

OTIS FREDERICK
HAZLETON-Otis Gilbert “Gib” Frederick, 78, died at Petersburg Health Care Wednesday at 7:05 a.m.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, with interment at the White River Chapel Cemetery, Bowman.
Visitation will be at the funeral home tonight from 4 to 8.
He was born in Pike County on Nov. 20, 1919, to James and Flora (Selby) Frederick. He married Natatlie Cole and she survives in Petersburg.
Frederick was a farmer and World War II veteran serving in the European Theater. He took part in various battles, including in Rome-Arno Southern Franch Normandy, Northern France Arndennes Rhineland and Central Europe.
Frederick also attended White River Chapel United Methodist Church and was a Masonic Lodge member.
Also surviving are: a son, Phillip Frederick, Petersburg; three daughters, Angie Tamalavic, Petersburg; Jane Camp, Evansville and Nancy Willetts, St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, Everett Frederick, Petersburg; Olive Willis, Petersburg; Iretha Bonhomme, Vincennes and Doris Walker, Greenwood and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd “Tuzz” Frederick and a sister, Myrnath Hays.
(April 22, 1998)

ROSALIE SIMS
Rosalie A. Sims, 57, Rt. 2, Loogootee, died Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Daviess County Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Titzer Funeral Home in Loogootee. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Titzer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Public Cemetery in Iva near Otwell.
She was born April 19, 1941, in Elkhart to the late Robert Sorgius and Virginia Traylor Sorgius.
She married Charles Sims on Sept. 1, 1962, and he survives. She is also survived by one son, Brian, and one daughter, Jodi Webb, both of Indianapolis. One sister, Janet Gray, Otwell, and one granddaughter also survive.
She worked as a registered nurse for twenty-five years and was also a Mary Kay Cosmetic Consultant.
She was a member of the Loogootee United Methodist Church.
(April 22, 1998)

ANDREW HUDSON
Services for Andrew A. Hudson were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Church in Pennyville. The Rev. Dan Gilley officiated. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Reeve Township. The Loogootee American Legion awarded full military honors at graveside. Pallbearers were Jeremy Hudson, Joshua Hudson, Adam Hudson, Charles Jolliff, John Allison, and Larry McCrary.

DELEMA HOMEWOOD
Services for Delema V. Homewood were held at 2 p.m. today at the Central Christian Church. The Rev. James Payton officiated. Interment was in Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Casketbearers were Charles Willis, Richard Hill, Rick Akers, Jack McCafferty, Carl Sturgeon and Rollie Gress.

GLADYS HILL
Gladys Hill, 85, formerly of Washington, died at 1:05 a.m. today at Memorial Hospital, Logansport. Arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(April 23, 1998)

April 22, 1998
Obituaries
CLEO CARNAHAN
Cleo Eugene Carnahan, 76, 203 W. South St., died at the Washington Nursing Center Monday at 9:55 p.m.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel with Bro. Ben Bean officiating.
Interment will at the Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. Thursday.
He was born on Feb. 13, 1922 in Daviess County to Edward and Flossie Opal (Street) Carnahan.
He married Doris Rose McLemore on Aug. 1, 1950 and she survives.
Carnahan was a former City of Washington employee.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Ewing and four brothers, Clarence, Nolan, Olan and Raymond.
(April 20, 1998)

STANLEY PEEBLES
BENTON, Ky.-Stanley Wayne Peebles, 70, died Monday at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
Memorial services will be Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Filbeck and Cann Funeral Home. Following the memorial service there will be a dinner at VFW Lodge #1084, 4166 Eggers Ferry Road, Benton, Ky. 42085.
He was born to Noah F. and Helen (Perkins) Peebles. His ex-wife Helen Peebles survives in Terre Haute.
Peebles was a VFW Post #1084 member and past Eagles Lodge member in Terre Haute.
Also surviving are: his son, Alan Peebles, Lake Worth, Fla.; a daughter, Pamala S. O’Brien, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Betty McCall, California and three grandchildren.
(April 20, 1998)

April 21, 1998
Obituaries
LISA FITCH
BAYOU GEORGE, Fla.-Lisa Kristine Fitch, 36, formerly of Washington, died in her home last Wednesday evening. She had been suffering from an illness for four and a half months.
She was born in Terre Haute on March 17, 1962 to John J. and Carolyn S. (Cline) Fitch. She was married to Michael A. Joyner in 1987 and divorced in 1988.
Fitch was a homemaker and student.
Surviving are her daughter, Iris A. Joyner; her mother, Carolyn S. Buzan, Bayou George, Fla.; her father and stepmother, John J. and Frances A. Fitch, Washington; her grandmother, Camilla Cline, Washington; a brother, Dirk A. Fitch, Southport, Fla. and her stepfather, John Buzan, Montgomery, Ala.
(April 15, 1998)

DELEMA HOMEWOOD
Delema V. Homewood, 73, Washington, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital at 11:30 a.m. Monday. She had been in failing health for six months.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Central Christian Church with the Rev. James Payton officiating. Interment will be at the Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Washington and Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Eastern Star Memorial services will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
She was born on May 10, 1924 to Elmer and Lula (Lucus) Burch in Greene County. She married George W. Homewood in February 1947 and he survives.
Homewood worked at the Daviess County Hospital for 40 years as a central supply manager. She was a Glendale Eastern Star, Central Christian Church and lifelong community member. She also served in the Army medical corp. during World War II.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Akers, Washington; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a stepgreat-grandchild; her mother survives in Washington and a brother, Bud Burch, De Bary, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her father and a grandchild.
(April 20, 1998)

ANDREW HUDSON
ODON-Andrew Addison Hudson, 77, died at the Washington Nursing Center Sunday at 11:55 p.m.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Oak Grove Church, Pennyville, with the Rev. Dan Gilley officiating. Interment will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Reeve Township. The Loogootee American Legion will accord military rites at graveside.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Gill Chapel and after noon Wednesday at the church.
He was born on Feb. 19, 1921 in Bunker Hill, Ill. to Andrew David and Anna (Fletcher) Hudson. He married Violet Saul on June 30, 1948 and she survives.
Hudson was a retired ordinance worker with NWSC Crane and was a Methodist Church member. He was also a World War II Army veteran and member of the American Legion, Loogootee and VFW, Odon. He had also attended Alfordsville Schools.
Also surviving are a daughter, Marita Pershing, Odon; two sons, David and Paul Hudson, both of Odon; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five sisters, Lucille Havanna Allison, Vera Geneva Hughey and Merle Eileen Vaughn, all of Washington; Lela Ethel Decker, Belleville, Ill. and Sara Rosezella Brackman, Wichita Falls, Texas and two brothers, Walter Ernest Hudson, Washington and Paul Hudson, Loogootee.
He was preceded in death by four sisters.
(April 19, 1998).

April 20, 1998
Obituaries
STEPHANIE GEHRKE
TERRE HAUTE-Stephanie Danielle Gehrke, 11, died of Leukemia at 5:45 p.m. Friday at the Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kings Highway Tabernacle Church with the Rev. Simeon Young Jr. and Sidney Long officiating. Burial will be in Center Ridge Cemetery, Sullivan. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday until service time. Banks and Brust Funeral Home, 400 North Court St., Sullivan, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on May 31, 1986 at Little Falls, Mn. to Douglas Allen and Simone Marie Wells Gehrke.
Gehrke was a Kings Highway Tabernacle member and attended Sugar Grove Elementary School.
Surviving is her father, Douglas Allen and her stepmother, Carole Gehrke, of Cory; her mother, Simone, Terre Haute; a brother, Christopher Charles Gehrke, at home; her maternal grandparents, Chuck and Patsy Wells, Sullivan and Mari Tustin, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; her paternal grandmother, Pat Gehrke, White Bear Lake, Mn.; two stepbrothers, Brad Godsey and Chad Godsey, both of Cory and a stepsister, Chelsea Bryan, of Cory.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Gordon Gehrke and a sister, Angel Dawn Gehrke.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Riley Children’s Hospital Cancer Research, 702 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis 46202.
(April 17, 1998)

GRACE HOBSON
EVANSVILLE-Grace Christian Hobson, stillborn infant of Chandra (Campton) and Randall Hobson, died at 12:32 p.m. on April 10 at St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Private family graveside services were at Memorial Park Cemetery, Vincennes, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Lynn Oliver-Marino officiating.
She was born on April 10 in Evansville.
Surviving are her parents, both of Evansville; her paternal grandmother, Jean Hobson, Vincennes; her maternal grandmother, Elaine Campton and maternal grandfather, James Campton, both of Washington; sister, Quinn Hobson, at home; a twin sister, Emerson Hobson, still at the hospital and a brother, Coy Hobson, a brother, at home.
(April 10, 1998)

Funerals
JUDITH THOMPSON
The funeral for Judith L. Thompson was at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment was in Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg, with the Rev. Johnnie Sliger officiating. Pallbearers were: Gareth Robertson, Gareth Robertson, Jr., Kevin Robertson, Ryan Robertson, Brian Robertson and Gary Mankins.
CARL OVERTON
Funeral services for Carl F. Overton were at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sugarland Memory Gardens. The Rev. John Thompson officiated. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.

MARIE JACKSON
The funeral for Marie W. Jackson was at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment was in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. The Rev. Cynthia Jennison officiated.

FRANCIS BUTLER
A mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church for the funeral of Francis “Frank” A. Butler with Fr. Lowell Will as the celebrant. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Andy Query, Jerry Boger, Dean Kelly, Mike and Bill Sinnott and Brayton Nalker. The honorary pallbearers were: Clifford, Bob, Dutch, Paul, Tommy, Jimmy, Dan and John Lannan.

April 17, 1998
Obituaries
CARL OVERTON
Carl F. Overton, 76, 1102 Wycoff Lane, died at the Daviess County Hospital Thursday at 11:50 a.m. He had been in failing health for several months.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sugarland Memory Gardens. The Rev. John Thompson will officiate. There will be no visitation. The Ed Lee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on Jan. 20, 1922 in Daviess County to Elmer and Ethel (Howard) Overton. They preceded him in death. He married Mildred Lents on Feb. 12, 1943 and she survives.
Overton was an auto mechanic at McCafferty Auto Sales before retirement. He served in the Army in World War II and was a lifetime community resident. He was a Wesley United Methodist Church. He was also educated at the Plainville Elementary and Plainville High School.
Surviving are his children, Gary and David Overton, both of Washington; Carolyn McDonald, Princeton and Judith Van Wagoner, Jr., Leesburg, Fla.; six grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren and a sister, Autumn Cogswell, Tucson, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Overton.
Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church.
(April 16, 1998)

FRANCIS BUTLER
Francis “Frank” A. Butler, 66, 1505 Jan Ann Court, died at his residence at 6:50 a.m. Thursday. He had been in failing health for six months.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church with interment at St. John’s Cemetery. Fr. Lowell Will officiate.
Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 3 until 8 tonight and after 8 a.m. Saturday until the funeral home.
He was born on Nov. 18, 1931 in Washington to Joseph D. and Margaret (McGrath) Butler. They preceded him in death. He married Rose Ann Lannan on June 6, 1953 and she survives.
Butler retried as a clerk with Washington City Light and Power after 34 years of service. He was a St. Mary’s Catholic Church member and a lifetime Daviess County member. He had served in the National Guard. He was also educated at St. Mary’s Elementary, St. Simon’s Schools and attended Washington Catholic High School.
Surviving are his children, Diana Terrell, Evansville; Sharon Emmons, Burns City; Mary Combs, Olney, Ill.; Jeffrey Butler, Lakewood, Colo. and Douglas Butler, Waukeegan, Ill.; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two brothers, Joseph M. Butler, Washington and Lawrence Edward Butler, Petersburg and four sisters, Rosella Austin and Ida Mae Query, both of Petersburg; Violet Carrico, Freelandville and Martha Buckley, Hapeville, Ga.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Butler and a sister, Marcella Mackey.
(April 16, 1998)

ALLEN BACON
JASPER-Allen Scott Bacon, 25, died at 3 p.m. April 10 in Monroe County.
The funeral will be at 7:30 tonight at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. Friends may call from 4 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
He was born on Jan. 18, 1973 in Bedford to Ronald “Ron” J. Bacon and Janice L. King. His father survives in Williams, Ind. and his mother survives in Bedford.
Bacon, a 1991 Bedford North Lawrence graduate, was an electronics technician at Kimble Electronics in Jasper. He was also a Vincennes University 1993 graduate.
Also surviving are: his paternal grandmother, Violet Bacon, Bedford and maternal grandparents, William and Helene King, DeFord, Mich.
(April 10, 1998)

LORRIE FOSTER
MONTGOMERY-Lorrie Ann Foster, 37, died suddenly at her residence Thursday morning.
There will be a cremation with a memorial service later. There will be no visitation. Ed Lee Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
She was born on Dec. 23, 1960 in Washington to Robert George and Mary Canady. Her mother survives in Sandborn. She married Duane C. Foster on Oct. 28, 1997. He survives.
Foster was a housewife and was educated at L and M Schools.
Surviving are her children, Heather Agnew, Lyons and Jody Worland, Worthington; a granddaughter; two sisters, Kathy White, Switz City and Lisa Inman, Lyons and a brother, David Carl Foster, Worthington.
(April 16, 1998)

MARIE JACKSON
PETERSBURG-Marie W. Jackson, 98, died at the Amber Manor Care Center Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
She was born on March 1, 1900 in Gibson County to Frederick and Karoline (Ficher) Nordhorn. Her first husband, William Carroll and her second husband, Roy Jackson, both preceded her in death.
Jackson was a clerk for the U.S. Government and was a Main Street Presbyterian Church member.
Surviving is a brother, Herman Nordhorn, Petersburg.
(April 16, 1998)

Funerals
BEULAH ALEXANDER
The funeral for Beulah Alexander was at 10 this morning at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Washington. Interment was at the Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. John Thompson officiating. Pallbearers were: Edward Stanbury, James McDonald, II, Gregory Briggs, Stewart McDonald, Tom Tracy and John Lynch. 

April 16, 1998
NOTICES
LORRIE FOSTER
MONTGOMERY-Lorrie Ann Foster, 37, died at her residence this morning.
Arrangements are pending at the Ed Lee Mortuary.
(April 16, 1998)
FRANCIS BUTLER
Francis A. Butler, 66, 1505 Jan Ann Court, died at his residence at 6:50 this morning.
Arrangements are pending at the Ed Lee Mortuary.
(April 16, 1998)

Obituaries
GEORGE HAMBRICK
SANDBORN-George M. Hambrick, 30, died at 10:31 a.m. Tuesday at the Greene County General Hospital.
The funeral will be at the Anderson-Poindexter Sandborn Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Larry Martin will officiate with interment in the Sandborn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service hour at 2 p.m.
He was born in Martinsville on March 8, 1968 to Harland K. and Barbara (Smith) Hambrick.
Surviving are his mother in Edwardsport; three brothers, Robert Hambrick, Washington; Frank E. and Harland Ross Hambrick, Jr., both of Edwardsport and two sisters, Cheryl Pryor, Edwardsport and Joan Henderson, Indianapolis.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother.
(April 14, 1998)

MARIE COKER
ALFORDSVILLE-Marie M. Coker, 48, died at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services are pending and will be announced later by the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee.
She was born on Nov. 6, 1949 in East Chicago, Ind. to Harold W. and Johanna (Tuebe) Malvitz.
Coker was a computer operator for Aristokraft, Jasper.
Surviving are her mother in Alfordsville; a daughter, Shirley Coker, Washington; two brothers, Walter Malvitz, Jasper and Raymond Huff, Hammond and a grandson.
(April, 15, 1998)

Funeral
VICTOR CRANEY
Funeral services for Victor Craney was conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Martin Catholic Church, Whitfield, with burial in the church cemetery. Fr. Tom Kessler officiated.
Pallbearers were: Louis Craney, Ronald Craney, Victor Craney, Mark Craney, Steve Craney, Roger Craney, Ronnie Traylor, Kenny Carrico and Jeff Berry. 

April 15, 1998
Obituaries
ANNA MCCRARY
Anna Mary McCrary, 89, 201 W. Illinois St., died Monday at 6:18 p.m. at the Daviess County Hospital.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel with Fr. David Martin officiating. Interment will be at the Bethel Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight and after 9 a.m. Thursday.
She was born on Aug. 16, 1908 in Carlinville, Ill. to Andrew David and Emma Mary (Grassell) Hudson. She married Kenneth Henry McCrary on Feb. 26, 1926 and he preceded her in death on March 23, 1968.
McCrary was retired from NWSC Crane, Reliance Mfg. Company and Armour and Company. She was a St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Corning, member. She also was a member of Women of the Moose, VFW Auxiliary and Eagles Auxiliary.
Surviving are three daughters, Roma DeBord, Wheatland; Emma Ruth English, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. and Lela Mae Pride, Xenia, Ill.; two sons, Larry R. McCrary, Washington and Kenneth W. McCrary, Salt Lake City, Utah; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Lucille Havanna Allison, Vera Geneva Hughey and Merle Eileen Vaughn, all of Washington; Lela Ethel Decker, Belleville, Ill.; Sara Rosezella Brackman, Wichita Falls, Texas and three brothers, Walter Ernest Hudson, Washington; Andrew Addison Hudson, Odon and Paul Hudson, Loogootee.
She was also preceded in death by a great-grandson and three sisters.
(April 13, 1998)

MARY LITTELL
Mary A. Littell, 87, formerly of S.W. Second Street, died at the Eastgate Manor Nursing Center Tuesday at 3:15 p.m.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Plainville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel.
She was born on Jan. 13, 1911 in Plainville to Charles and Lillian (Tomey) Littell.
Littell was retired as a licensed practical nurse at Central State Hospital, Indianapolis. She was a Seventh Day Adventist Church member. She was also an Elnora High School and an Indiana State Teachers College, Terre Haute, graduate.
Surviving is a nephew, Charles Wadsworth, Iowa City, Iowa. She was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
(April 14, 1998)

BEULAH ALEXANDER
Beulah M. Alexander, 92, 520 S.E. Second St., died unexpectedly at the Daviess County Hospital Tuesday at 9:10 a.m.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Washington. Interment will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. John Thompson officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
She was born on Dec. 7, 1905 in Daviess County to Lewis and Amollia (Koch) Wuertz. She married Thomas Alexander on Nov. 1, 1928 and he preceded her in death on July 20, 1969.
Alexander, a lifelong community member, was a homemaker and was a Wesley United Methodist Church member. She was also a homemakers club and Widow to Widow program member.
Surviving are a son, Lewis E. Alexander, Jacinto, Calif.; four daughters, Clara/Pat McDonald, Washington; Norma Stanbury, Grand Blanc, Mich.; Judith Lynch, Danville and Karen Opal, Carmel; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a brother, Lewis Wuertz, New Port Richey, Fla.
She was preceded in death by a son, Carl T. Alexander in August 1997; three sisters and three brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church, 115 McCormick Avenue.
(April 14, 1998)

Funeral
HENRY CLINTON
The funeral Walter Henry Clinton was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gill Chapel with the Rev. David Harker officiating. Interment was in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Odon. Pallbearers were: Jim Scheid, Darrel Barber, Gary Hart, Walter Lee Chitty, Elmo Ramsey and Ab Meyer. 
April 14, 1998

Notices
ANNA MCCRARY
Anna Mary McCrary, 89, West Illinois Street, died Monday at 6:18 p.m. at the Daviess County Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(April 13, 1998)

BEULAH ALEXANDER
Beulah M. Alexander, 92, Washington, died at the Daviess County Hospital this morning at 9:10.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Washington.
(April 14, 1998)

Obituaries
AVIS BLACK
LOOGOOTEE-Avis Mae Black, 86, died at 7:45 p.m. Monday at the Loogootee Nursing Center, where she was a resident.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Loogootee Christian Church with burial in the Goodwill Cemetery, Loogootee.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee and from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.
She was born on Nov. 13, 1911 in Washington to Albert and Jennie Mae (Herrin) McLemore.
Black as a retired cook working with the Loogootee School Corporation and was a Loogootee Christian Church member.
Surviving are two half-brothers, Jim McLemore, Pennsylvania and Bill McLemore, Ohio and two half-sisters, Betty Jerger, Jasper and Joyce Foregash, Pennsylvania.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Black, in 1977; a daughter, Mary Lynn Black and three half-sisters.
(April 13, 1998)

MARIE GOODWIN
VINCENNES-Marie N. Goodwin, 81, died at 1:27 a.m. Sunday at Good Samaritan Extended Care.
The funeral will be at the Goodwin Funeral Home Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Ron Barnes will officiate with burial in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Vincennes.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
She was born to Peter F. and Nancy A. (Cox) Newton on Feb. 25, 1917 in Vincennes. They preceded her in death. She married Harry P. Goodwin on June 28, 1936 and he preceded her in death on April 12, 1994.
Goodwin attended Franklin Heights Christian Church and worked at Good Samaritan Hospital as a nurse’s assistant for 19 years. She also worked for General Telephone in Hobart as a telephone operator and worked for four and a half years as a nursing assistant at Methodist Hospital, Gary, Ind.
Surviving are three daughters, Darlene Buss, Wheatland; Victoria Jones, Vincennes and Katricia Nesmith, Gary, Ind.; a brother, Edward Newton, Indianapolis; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
(April 12, 1998)

VICTOR CRANEY
LOOGOOTEE-Victor J. Craney, 87, died at 10:55 p.m. Sunday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Martin Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 tonight at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. A rosary will be recited at 6 tonight.
He was born on May 13, 1919 in Whitfield to Patrick and Theresa (Queen) Craney. He married Mary Doyle on Aug. 4, 1936 and she survives.
Craney was a St. Martin Catholic Church, Whitfield, member. He was retired from Allison Turbine, a Division of General Motors, Indianapolis.
Also, surviving are: three sons, Ronald Craney, Indianapolis; Victor Craney, Greenfield and Louis Craney, Centralia, Ill.; eight daughters, Theresa Berry, Loogootee; Eula Traylor, Otwell; Beverly Carrico, Indianapolis; Martha Green, Converse, Ind.; Rita Lillpop, Greenwood; Mary Sue Crouse, Rising Sun, Ohio; Rose Corrales, Placida, Fla. and Kathy Fritchie, Pineville, La.; 37 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, four brothers and seven sisters.
(April 12, 1998)

WILLIAM ESTABROOK
BICKNELL-William L. “Bill” Estabrook, 68, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital on Sunday at 5:05 a.m.
Services will be Wednesday by the Rev. Don Chambers with a private service at a later date.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 tonight at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel, 118 North Washington St., Bicknell.
He was born on Dec. 16, 1929 in Bicknell to Otto and Lois (Summerville) Estabrook. He married Loriene Crouch in Carlisle, Ind. on April 30, 1953 and she survives.
Estabrook had lived in Bicknell his entire life. He was an auto mechanic formerly of William’s Garage and Knox County Highway Department.
He had also worked with the Bicknell Fire Department for several years and served under Leo and Larry Ellis as Chief’s. He was also an U.S. Army veteran.
Also surviving are his children, Teresa Smith, Thomas Estabrook, Robin Soltwedel and Betty Raney, all of Bicknell; Sandra Garner, Bruceville; Steve Estabrook, Vincennes; Ruth Roark, Edwardsport; Charlotte Purvis, Daphne, Ala.; William L. Estabrook, Jr., Theodore, Ala. and Brenda Estabrook, Bremmerton, Wash.; three sisters, Mary Harting, Petersburg; Marjorie Rieu and Ethel Stalcup, both of Indianapolis; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister.
(April 12, 1998)

April 13, 1998
Obituaries
WALTER CLINTON
Walter Henry Clinton, 68, N.W. 21st St. Road, died at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Friday at 12:45 p.m.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gill Chapel with the Rev. David Harker officiating. Interment will be at the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Odon.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight.
He was born on Oct. 1, 1929 in Daviess County to Walter L. and Maude (Burkhart) Clinton. He married Romona White on Aug. 21, 1955 and she survives.
Clinton, a 1947 Odon High School graduate, was a retired salesman. He was a Methodist Church member and served in the Army during the Korean War. He was also an American Legion, Loogootee, member; retired volunteer fireman, 15 years and National Campers and Hikers Association (NCHA) member for over 30 years.
Also surviving are four sons, Bill and Mark Clinton, both of Washington; Jim Clinton, Eldon College, N.C. and Roger J. Clinton, Hillsborough, N.C.; seven grandchildren and two sisters, Martha Hart, Odon and Ruth Chitty, Brookston, Ind.
(April 10, 1998)

Funeral
JAMES WILDMAN
Funeral services for James H. Wildman were at 10 a.m. Friday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee.
Fr. Leo Kiesel officiated. Pallbearers were: Mike Wildman, Drew Wildman, Tom Doyle, Mike Doyle, Danny Doyle, Gary Arvin, Max Arney and Mark Wildman. 
April 10 and 11, 1998
Obituaries

PAUL McSWANE
MARTINSVILLE-Paul E. McSwane, 82, died at the Morgan County Hospital, Martinsville, Thursday at 10:17 a.m. He was in failing health for several months.
Graveside funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Walnut Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Huntsman officiating.
Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home in Odon.
He was born on Oct. 28, 1915, in Warrick County to Zachary and Ollie (Holder) McSwane. He married Amogene Bair and she preceded him in death on Nov. 7, 1995.
McSwane worked with Kraft Foods until retiring in 1976. He was a 1936 Indiana State University and 1939 Purdue University graduate. He also taught Vocational Ag. in Elnora before going to Lynnville High School in 1933. He was a 50 member of the Elnora Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are: a son, David McSwane, Martinsville; six grandchildren and a sister, Marie Krishna, Harlingen, Texas.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Danny McSwane; three brothers, Harold, Raymond and Clarence McSwane and two sisters, Florence Silke and Daisey Kohlmeyer.
(April 9, 1998)

ROSCOE HARSHAW
MITCHELL-Roscoe B. Harshaw, 94, died at 1:50 a.m. Thursday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Lucas officiating. Entombment will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 3:30 to 9 tonight and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.
He was born on Nov. 5, 1903, in Martin County to Joseph and Mollie (Bousman) Harshaw. He married Ruth E. White on Oct. 16, 1930 and she survives.
Harshaw, a 1923 Shoals High School graduate, graduated from Central Normal College, Danville and attended Indiana State University, Indiana University and Oakland City College. He was a member of national, state and Lawrence County Retired Teacher Associations.
He began his 48 year teaching career at the Davis School in Martin County in 1924. Four of the 27 years that he served in the Martin County Schools were spent as County Attendance Officer. He taught 21 years at Burris School and retired in 1972. He was a history conservator and compiled many scrapbooks of historical events. He was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge #228 F and AM.
Also surviving are: a son, Waldo W. Harshaw, Loogootee; a daughter, Phyllis Fox, Mitchell; a sister, Ruth Jones, Bedford; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Burris School in care of the funeral home.
(April 9, 1998)

BERNICE GILL
Bernice K. Gill, 83, 2 Indiana Avenue, died at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Sunday.
Memorial mass is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Lowell Will officiating. Interment will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gill Chapel.
She was born on June 26, 1914 in Dubois County to George H. and Elizabeth A. (Troxler) Kremp. She married Edward Gill on June 8, 1939 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1993.
Gill and her husband owned and operated Art’s Furniture and Carpet for 20 years. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was also educated at Washington Catholic High School. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority, Monday Afternoon Club, Washington Country Club and was a Gray lady at Daviess County Hospital for 15 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Ann Vaughn, Americus, Ga. and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Rosetta Casbon and Dolly Drew and four brothers, Earl, Ray, Arnold and R.L. Kremp.
(April 5, 1998)

MARK BAXTER
SEYMOUR, Ind.-Mark Baxter, 74, died at 1:35 p.m. Thursday at his residence. He had been in failing health for three months.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Voss Chapel with Dr. Oscar Mathura officiating. Burial will be at the Riverview Cemetery. Full military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Post #89, VFW Post 1925 and DAV Post 47, all of Seymour.
Friends may call at the Voss Chapel on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday after 9 a.m.
He was born on April 18, 1923 in Jackson County, Ind. to David J. and Grace (Ritter) Baxter. They preceded him in death. He married Patricia Hart on Dec. 12, 1947 in Crothersville, Ind. She survives.
Baxter, a Shields High School graduate, was retired after 45 years with Seymour Housewares Corp. as National Sales-manager. He attended First United Methodist Church, Seymour. He was a World War II veteran and member of the American Legion Post #89 and Elks Lodge #462, Seymour.
Surviving are three daughters, Virginia A. Pinnick, Washington; Lindsey L. Elkins, Paris Crossing and Pamela D. Stockamp, Seymour and a son, Pete Baxter, Seymour; a sister, Eva Mae “Eve” Edwards, Maysville, Ky. and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, William, David Stanley and Ralph Baxter and a sister, Doris Findley.
Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church or Jennings Co. Hospice.
(April 9, 1998)

WALTER CLINTON
Walter Henry Clinton, 68, died at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Friday at 12:45 p.m.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Gills Funeral Home.
(April 10, 1998)

FRANCIS THOMAS
NEWBERRY-Francis M. Thomas, 84, formerly of Everett, Wash., died at his residence Friday morning at 4:15.
Graveside funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mt. Nebo Cemetery with Bro. Pat Arthur officiating. There will be no calling hours. Jenkins Funeral Home, Bloomfield, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on Nov. 25, 1913, in Newberry to Marion and Katherine (Pettit) Thomas. They preceded him in death. His wife, Irene, also preceded him in death.
Thomas was retired from Scott Paper in Everett, Wash. He attended the Northwest Church of Christ in Everett, Wash.
Surviving is a sister, Hilda Scudder, Plainville. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
(April 10, 1998)

GLADYS ZINK
HUDSONVILLE-Gladys M. Zink, 89, died at her son’s residence in Hudsonville on Thursday at 7:30 a.m.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Deal-Robbins and Van Gilder Funeral Home, Andrews, Ind. The Rev. Robert Pefley with interment at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Ind.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
She was born on Sept. 5, 1908 in Crawfordsville, Ind. to Leroy and Maggie (Christie) Pavey. She married O. Glen Zink on June 29, 1929 and he preceded her in death on July 11, 1994. Zink was a former Indianapolis Life Insurance Co. employee and was a Dora Christian Church, Largo, member.
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia C. Cole, Lafayette and a son, Frederick T. Pavey, Montgomery. She was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.
(April 9, 1998)

Funerals
LEOTA HUNTER
Leota Hunter’s funeral was at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bethany Christian Church with Bros. Ben and David Bean officiating. Interment was at the Bethany Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Jeff Hunter, Jay Hunter, Jon Hunter, Stewart Brittain, Ross Brittain, David Ostheimer and Tim Nolan.

GEORGIA GREGORY
Funeral services for Georgia Gregory were at 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Oak Grove Cemetery. Pastor Bill Stotts officiated. Casketbearers were Jay Drew, Richard Strange, D.J. Perkins, Stacy Perkins and Gordon Cornelius.

PHYLLIS POTTS
Funeral services for Phyllis Potts were at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in Odon. Bro. Richard Crabtree officated. Burial was in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Casketbearers were Jason Potts, Andy Huffman, Steve Lawyer, Julian Huffman, Jerry Reed and Kevin Roberts. Grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers.

AVANELL DEFFENDALL
The funeral for Avanell V. Deffendall was at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Pastor Steve Fredrick officiated with interment at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Winslow. Pallbearers were: Robert Butrum, Keith Morton, Greg Butrum, Tony Butrum, Robin Butrum and Doug Phillips.

WAYNE CRAIG
The funeral for Wayne E. Craig was at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. The Revs. Daniel Rogers and Charles Baxter officiated. Pallbearers were: Robert Whitehead, Marvin Byrd, Royce Traylor, Ric Waldo, Dick McClellan and Guy Stroud.
(April 9, 1998)

Notice
GEORGIA GREGORY
Georgia Gregory, 75, Washington, died at the Daviess County Hospital Tuesday at 8:44 p.m. She had been in failing health for several years and seriously ill for a month.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Oak Grove Cemetery with pastor Bill Stotts officiating. Those wanting to attend the service may meet at the Poindexter Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Washington, at 9 a.m. Friday.
She was born on April 13, 1922 in Holland, Ind. to George L. and Alice (Wilkey) Altmeyer. She married John Owen Gregory and he preceded her in death in 1989.
(April 7, 1998)

April 9, 1998
Obituaries
PHYLLIS POTTS
ODON-Phyllis J. Potts, 73, died at the Bloomington Hospital Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. She had been in failing health for a few months and seriously ill for two weeks.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Christian Church, Odon. Interment will be at the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Bro. Richard Crabtree will officiate. Friends may call from 3 to 8 tonight at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Odon and from 10 a.m. until service time at the church on Friday.
She was born on July 11, 1924 in Daviess County to Roland and Nellie (Cracraft) Myers. She married Clifford Potts on March 31, 1944 and he survives.
Potts, a 1942 Washington High School graduate, was a homemaker and attended the Christian Church in Odon. She was a lifelong community resident.
Also surviving are her children: Polly Lawyer, Elnora; Sandy Huffman, Bloomfield; Artie Potts, Huntingburg and Jay Potts, Walkerton, Ind.; 15 grandchildren and a sister, Joyce Reed, Washington.
(April 8, 1998)

DARLENE FISHER
VINCENNES-Darlene Fisher, 65, died at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at the Price Cemetery, Russellville, Ind., Saturday at 11 a.m. with Dick Smith officiating. There will be no visitation, but friends may gather at the Goodwin Funeral Home to go to the cemetery at 10:15 a.m. Saturday.
She was born on Feb. 20, 1933 in Lawrenceville, Ill. to Raymond L. and Pansy Lee (Vowels) Whitson. They preceded her in death. She was married to Roy C. Fisher on Feb. 26, 1949 and later they were divorced. He survives in Vincennes.
Fisher was a stockroom associate at a department store. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. She had been an Avon representative for over 30 years and retired from J.C. Penney. She had also received the 1998 Barbara Hardesty Award.
Donations may be given to the Clark Middle School Academics and to the American Cancer Vincennes Chapter Relay for Life.
Surviving are a son, James Fisher, Vincennes; two daughters, Linda Davis, Vincennes and Karen McBride, Plainville; two brothers, Glen Whitson, Vincennes and Charles Whitson, Lawrenceville, Ill.; a sister, Winona Strange, Roanoke, Va. and five grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, a sister and a grandson.
(April 9, 1998)

Funeral
ACCRA BROTHERSON
The funeral for Accra Brotherson was at 2 p.m. today at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel. Dave Cullen officiated with interment in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Pat Thombleson, Tim Thombleson, Mike Thombleson, Matt Thombleson, Terry Thombleson, Jeff Thombleson and Don Thombleson.April 8, 1998 
April 8, 1998

Obituaries
ACCRA BROTHERSON
Accra Brotherson, 86, 104 Wykoff Lane, formerly of Bicknell, died at the Washington Nursing Center Tuesday at 4:05 p.m.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel. Dave Cullen will officiate with interment in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday.
She was born to Alonzo and Viola (Arnold) Cannon on Dec. 2, 1911 in Pike County. She married Matt Brotherson on Oct. 3, 1931 and he preceded her in death on July 11, 1973.
Brotherson had been employed at Crane and Brown Shoe Factory. She was affiliated with the Bicknell United Methodist Church; Alpha Theta Nu and was Royal Neighbors recorder. She had lived in Washington since 1990.
Surviving are a daughter, Greta Thombleson, Washington; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister.
(April 7, 1998)

JOSEPH LENTS
STOCKTON, Calif.-Joseph Starold Lents, 77, died on March 18 in a hospital.
Services were at St. Bernadett’s Catholic Church. Interment was in San Juaquin Catholic Cemetery.
He was born in Martin County on July 31, 1920 to Ownes and Bertha (Raney) Lents. He married Martha Jean Colbert on Jan. 27, 1945 and she survives.
Lents was owner of Joe Lents Company for 20 years. He was also a National Sales Manager for Berven Rug Mills. He served as a technical Sergeant in the US Marine Corp. for four years during World War II.
Surviving are his children, Stephen, Oregon; Ann C. Gibson, Utah; Sandra J. Koster, Sacramento, Calif.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and John; a sister, Marcella and a son, Larry.
(March 18, 1998)

GEORGIA GREGORY
Georgia Gregory, 75, Washington, died at the Daviess County Hospital Tuesday at 8:44 p.m. She had been in failing health for several years and seriously ill for a month.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday.
She was born on April 13, 1922 in Holland, Ind. to George L. and Alice (Wilkey) Altmeyer. She married John Owen Gregory and he preceded her in death.
Gregory was a homemaker and restaurant worker.
Surviving are five sisters, Henrietta Altmeyer King, Washington; Louanna Altmeyer; Louise Altmeyer Schneskie and Rosalene Dougherty, both of Jasper and Lorraine Gailhousen, Winslow; six brothers, Harvey and Donald Altmeyer, both of Washington; Herman, George L. and Robert E. Altmeyer, all of Jasper and David Altmeyer, Texas.
She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
(April 7, 1998)

WAYNE CRAIG
PETERSBURG-Wayne E. Craig, 86, died at his residence Monday at 2:35 p.m.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment will be at the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. The Revs. Daniel Rogers and Charles Baxter will officiate.
Visitation will be at the funeral home tonight from 3 to 8.
He was born on May 18, 1911 in Otwell to Oliver and Lola Ann (Richardson) Craig. He married Doris Coplen on Jan. 2, 1937 and she survives.
Craig, an Otwell High School graduate, was a retired farmer working for 35 years and retiring in 1985. He was also a milkman and credit manager for Banquet Milk Co. for 17 years in Indianapolis. He was employed for several years at the Pike County Farm Bureau Co-Op designing and selling farm buildings. He attended the First Baptist Church in Petersburg and was Church historian, past Sunday School Superintendent and teacher. He was also church building fund chairman.
Also surviving are a son, Douglas Craig; two daughters, Loreli Yon and Kimberly Middleton; a brother, Wendell Craig, all of Petersburg and five grandsons.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Paul, Gordon, Jesse, Owen and Warren Craig and three sisters, Nona Worley, Fay Combs and Joyce Davidson.
(April 6, 1998)

JAMES WILDMAN
LOOGOOTEE-James H. Wildman, 76, died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday at the Daviess County Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee, with burial to follow in the St. John Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
He was born on May 20, 1921 in Martin County to Maurice and Madge (Smith) Wildman. He married Catherine Doyle on Aug. 17, 1957 and she survives.
Wildman was retired from Crane Naval Weapons Center and was former caretaker of St. John Catholic Cemetery from 1980 to 1994. He was a World War II Army veteran and a Loogootee Church of Christ member.
Also surviving are: a son, Jeff Wildman, Loogootee; a daughter, Janice Taylor, Loogootee; three brothers, Frank Wildman, Montgomery; Omer Wildman, Franklin and Forrest Wildman, Martinsville; a sister, Ethel Arney, Washington and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Wildman and two sisters, Lovaddie Rowe and Fern Johnson.
(April 7, 1998)

Funerals
CHALK CAIN
The funeral for Chalk Alan Cain was at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Gill Chapel. Rev. Dan Scherar officiated with interment in New Veale Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Craig Cain, Clay Carroll, Brian Burris, Rockie McClure, Timmy McClure and Tony Williams.
EMMA MILLER
The funeral for Emma E. Miller was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fountain of Life Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Jason Clark and pastors Kevin Brenton and Donald Larira officiating. Interment was in the New Veale Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Brian Harrison, Kyle Clark, Jason Knepp, Doug Knepp, Doug Keasling and Sanford Ropp.

LAWRENCE BRADLEY
Funeral services for Lawrence Bradley were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. John Catholic Church. Fr. Leo Kiesel officiated. Pallbearers were: Tom Bradley, Terry Bradley, Don Jacobs, Bob Jacobs, Greg Wilcoxen, Neil Bradley, Larry Bradley and Kent Bradley. Honorary pallbearers were Willie and Patrick Bradley.

LEON SLATTON
The funeral for Leon Slatton was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Gill Chapel with Bro. Richard Smith officiating. Interment was at the Plainville Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Dale Slatton, Preston Alnscough, Roger Smith, Paul Morgan, Denny Eaton and Bryan Neukam.

April 7, 1998
Obituaries
AVANELL DEFFENDALL
PETERSBURG-Avanell V. Deffendall, 89, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Pastor Steve Fredrick will officiate with interment at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Winslow.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
She was born on July 21, 1908 in Pike County to John and Mahala (Abell) Battles. She married Elmer Butrum and he preceded her in death in 1942. She then married Denver Deffendall and he preceded her in death in 1986.
Deffendall attended Seven Day Adventist Church and Gospel Church, Petersburg.
Surviving are four sons, Robert Deffendall, Petersburg; Dick Butrum, Marengo, Ind.; John Butrum, Cincinnati, Ohio and A.M. Butrum, Lady Lake, Fla.; two daughters, Shirley Miller and Marilyn Morton, both of Petersburg; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, C.R. Butrum and a daughter, Donna Texada.
(April 6, 1998)

ROMEY ROACH
ROTONDA WEST, Fla.-Romey Gordon Roach, 68, formerly of Indianapolis, died on March 14.
Services were at 2 p.m. March 19 at Conkle Funeral Home Lynhurst Chapel with burial at Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown.
Roach was a tinsmith for Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors Corp. for 33 years, retiring in 1982.
Surviving are his wife, Alice Martin Roach; his children, Rebecca Ann Reynolds and Russell W. Roach; his stepchildren, Carolyn Hodges, Debbye Jones, Curt, Jeff, Chuck and Joseph Dugger; his brothers, Archie Roach, Washington; Henry, Lester and Sidney Roach; a sister, Ida Christie, Washington and eight grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida in care of Hospice Foundation, 5955 Rand Avenue, Sarasota, Fla., 34238.
(March 14, 1998)

PAUL ARVIN
LOMBARD, Ill.-Paul Dennis Arvin, 87, died April 1 at his residence.
The funeral was Saturday at the Brust Funeral Home, Lomard, with interment in Arlington National Cemetery.
He was born on June 30, 1910 in Barr Township to Frank and Margaret (McDonald) Arvin. He married Nedra Holdeman in 1937 and she survives.
Arvin was a Barr Township High School and Depauw University graduate. He served 30 years in the US Army seeing action in World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Viet Nam War. He retired with the rank of Colonel. Following retirement he was a comptroller of the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City.
Also surviving are a son, Mark; three grandchildren; two sisters, Loretta Arvin and Lucille Strange, Loogootee and a brother, Louis Arvin, Ojai, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Martin, John, Vincent and Leo.
(April 1, 1998)

Funerals
CLORUS ANDERSON
The funeral for Clorus Tow Anderson was at 1 p.m. Monday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals, with interment in the Trinity Springs Cemetery. Bro. Ken Jurgens officiated.
Pallbearers were: Randy Baker, James Anderson, Dale Divine, Ronald Divine, Jerry Lee Bateman, Larry Bateman and Steve Bateman.
LELA SMITH
Funeral services for Lela J. Smith were at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church, Loogootee, with Fr. Leo Kiesel officiating. Pallbearers were: Mark Jones, Max Jones, Michael Jones, Lee Jones, Steve Jones and Mike Smith.

April 6, 1998
Obituaries
ROSA CHANDLER
VINCENNES-Rosa Catherine Ault Wampler Candler, 70, died at 10:45 a.m. Friday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gardner and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
She was born on Aug. 2, 1927 to Charles Albert and Anna Elizabeth (Deal) Ault in Russellville, Ill. She then married Robert S. Wampler, who preceded her in death. She later married Linvel Candler, who also preceded her in death.
Chandler was a housewife.
Surviving are: nine sons, George Candler, Washington; Robert Wampler, Evansville; Roger, Albert and Jeff Wampler, Lindel, Paul and Linvel Candler, Jr., all of Vincennes and James Candler, Centralia, Ill.; three daughters, Donna Clements, Washington; Bonnie Lewis and Terri Legg, both of Vincennes; a brother, Roy Ault, Lone Rock, Wis.; 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by a sister, three brothers and a son.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the family.
(April 3, 1998)

LAWRENCE BRADLEY
LOOGOOTEE-Lawrence P. Bradley, 84, died at 6:48 a.m. on Saturday at Jasper Memorial Hospital.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. John Catholic Church with burial to follow in the St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 tonight at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. A rosary will be recited at 6 tonight.
He was born on Jan. 20, 1914 in Daviess County to William A. and Elizabeth (Brewer) Bradley. He married Anna Clements and she preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 1974. He then married his second wife, Inez Bender Seng and she preceded him in death on Dec. 30, 1987.
Bradley was a retired laborer and hod carrier and was a St. John Catholic Church, Loogootee, member.
Surviving are three sons, Charles, Larry and Ed Bradley, all of Loogootee; two daughters, Virginia Jacobs, Loogootee and Rosemary Wilcoxen, Vine Grove, Ky.; a brother, Paul Bradley, Loogootee; a sister, Martha Wade, Loogootee; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Tony Bradley; a brother, Clarence Bradley; four sisters, Cleophs Brothers, Mary Strange, Pauline Canfield and Bernadette Bradley and two grandchildren.
(April 4, 1998)

FRANK CHESTERFIELD
LOOGOOTEE-Frank L. Chesterfield, 74, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday at his residence. He had been in failing health for three years.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Loose Funeral Home, South Chapel in Anderson. Interment will be at the Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at Lee Funeral Home, Loogootee, and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Loose Funeral Home, South Chapel.
He was born on April 26, 1923 in Vigo County, Ind. to Everett J. and Mary B. (Burke) Chesterfield. He married Christina Chambers on April 25, 1970 in Anderson. She survives.
Chesterfield was retired from Delco Remy in Anderson and was a millright. He also was a US Army World War II veteran and past West Boggs Estate president.
Also surviving are: two daughters, Rosie Ann Lochman, Indianapolis and Sharon L. Eubanks, Maumelle, Ark.; a stepson, Terry Chambers, Anderson; a brother, Ray Chesterfield, Anderson; a sister, June Harbison, Princeton, Ind.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
(April 3, 1998)

CLORUS ANDERSON
SHOALS-Clorus E. Bateman Tow Anderson, 74, died at 9:20 a.m. Friday at the Bedford Medical Center. She had been suffering from a lengthy illness.
The funeral was at 1 this afternoon at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals, with interment in the Trinity Springs Cemetery. Bro. Ken Jurgens officiated.
She was born on March 16, 1924 in Martin County to Frank and Ola (Ham) Bateman, who preceded her in death. She married Wilfred Tow on Aug. 31, 1946 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 1978. She then married Leland Anderson on Sept. 30, 1990 and he survives.
Anderson was retired from naval weapons support center, Crane and had attended Shoals Christian Church.
Also, surviving are: a son, Ronald J. Tow, Shoals; a daughter, Rosanne Tow Chandler, Shoals; a grandson; a stepson, James W. Anderson, Fort Worth, Texas; a stepdaughter, Shelley Faye Baker, French Lick; several stepgrandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren and two brothers, Woodrow and Alvin Bateman, both of Shoals.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Herben, Rebert, Cleo and Edmond Bateman.
(April 3, 1998)

LEOTA HUNTER
Leota Fern Hunter, 85, Rt. #2 Box 431, died at her residence Sunday at 6:40 p.m.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bethany Christian Church with Bro. Ben Bean officiating. Interment will be at the Bethany Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church.
She was born on April 2, 1913 in Clay City, Ill. to Frank and Ethel (Eck) Shirley. She married J. Paul Hunter on April 3, 1932 and he preceded her in death on May 15, 1983.
Hunter attended the Montgomery and Washington Schools and was an Bethany Christian Church member.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Hunter, Stockton, Mo. and Phyllis Brittain, Dexter, Mich.; a son, Jerome Paul Hunter, Washington; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a sister, Viola Naylor, Washington.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Eithel Barnett and two brothers, Clarence and Lawrence.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to: Lilly Rose Hunter Fund, 908 W. Park Road, Blue Spring, Mo., 64015.
(April 5, 1998)

EMMA MILLER
LOOGOOTEE-Emma E. Miller, 61, died at 2:17 a.m. Saturday at the Bedford Medical Center.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fountain of Life Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Jason Clark and Pastors Kevin Brenton and Larry Hamby officiating. Interment will be in the New Veale Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at the Gill Chapel and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
She was born on March 7, 1937 in Nappanee, Ind. to Eli J. and Katie (Coblentz) Borkholer. She married the Rev. Jonathon Miller on Jan. 27, 1966 and he survives.
Miller was a Apostolic Light House Church member.
Also surviving are: a son, Ryan Miller, Washington; a grandson; four sisters, Sara and Ada Borkholer and Clara Hochstetler, all of Nappanee, Ind. and Amanda Lapp, Quaker City, Ohio and four brothers, Daniel and Raymond Borkholer, both of Nappanee, Ind.; Joe Borkholer, Goshen and John Henry Borkholer, Middlefield, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Leroy Miller, a sister and two brothers.
(April 4, 1998)

Funerals
RALPH FAITH
The funeral for Ralph E. Faith was at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Gill Chapel with the Rev. David Harker officiating. Interment was in Veale Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Jerry Collins, Doug Collins, Randy Collins, Greg Collins, Kevin Satterlee and Charles Gill.

PAMELA COOK
The funeral for Pamela Cook was at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Odon. The Rev. Thomas Kessler officiated.

MARLIN KNEPP
The funeral for Marlin Ray Knepp at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Barr Township, with Bros. Ervin Hostettler, Mark Miller and Daniel Bontrager officiating.
Pallbearers were: Dave Knepp, Peter J. Knepp, Jason Knepp, Stanley Knepp, Kevin Graber, Emmanuel Miller, Allen Graber and Leon Bontrager.

JEREMIAH MILLER
A mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Church for the funeral for Jeremiah J. Miller. Interment was in St. Peter’s Cemetery with Fr. Lowell Will officiating.
Pallbearers were: Kevin and Mike Delaney, Gary Edmiston, Josh Yoder, Mark Anderson and Keith, Jarrad and Randy Miller.

KATHERINE THURSTON
The funeral for Katherine Thurston was at 2 p.m. Friday at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Washington. Interment was in the Lawrenceville (Ill.) Cemetery.

4-4-98
Obituaries
PAMELA COOK
ODON-Pamela J. Cook, 36, died at her residence Wednesday.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Odon. The Rev. Thomas Kessler will officiate. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday prior to service.
She was born on April 8, 1961 in South Bend to Robert and Betty (McDonald) Gerber. Her father preceded her in death while her mother survives in South Bend. She married Steven N. Cook on July 30, 1993 and he survives. Cook was a therapist at the Bloomington Massage Therapy Clinic.
Also, surviving are her children, Robin, Rachel and Leah Goins, all of Odon and Brett Turner, Bramble, Ind.; a sister, Jill Huntsburger, South Bend and a brother, Robert Gerber, Indianapolis.
(April 1, 1998)

REX LAWYER
ESPANOLA, N.M.-Rex O. Lawyer, 77, formerly of Plainville, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital in Espanola.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Valleyview Methodist Church, Espanola, with interment in the Santa Fe, N.M. military cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Brock Salazar Funeral Home, Espanola.
He was born on Jan. 8, 1921 in Daviess County to Mack and Lora (Slatton) Lawyer.
He married Clarice Waller on Feb. 15, 1948 and she survives.
Lawyer, a Plainville High School graduate, served in the Navy during World War II.
He was also a University of Florida graduate.
Also surviving are: his mother in Plainville; a son, John Lawyer, Espanola; a granddaughter; two sisters, Delia Ritter, Washington and Jo Etta Litherland, Plainville.
He was preceded in death by his father; an infant son, Roger and a brother, Royce Litherland.
(March 31, 1998)

CHARLES MARTINDALE
NINEVEH, Ind.-Charles Martindale, 73, formerly of Edwardsport, died at the Johnson County Memorial Hospital, Franklin, Thursday at 3:05 p.m.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel, 118 North Washington St., Bicknell, with the Rev. Gary Cooper officiating. Interment will be at the Edwardsport Town Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
He was born on May 10, 1924 in Edwardsport to Etta (McLin) and Darwin Martindale. He married Hazel Robinson on June 26, 1946 and she preceded him in death on July 7, 1988.
Martindale was a retired car-man with Conrail. He was also a VFW American Legion member.
Surviving are: Sherry Bowe and Etta Dyer, both of Indianapolis; Terry Martindale, Fortville, Ind.; a sister, Martha Wright, Bicknell; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
(April 2, 1998)

CHALK CAIN
GLENDALE-Chalk Alan Cain, 19, died near Albion, Ill. on Thursday.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Gill Chapel. Interment will be at the New Veale Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday until service time.
He was born on Dec. 16, 1978 in Clinton County, Ind. to William and Juanita (Carroll) Cain. They survive in Glendale. Cain, a Washington High School graduate, worked at the Black Beauty Coal Mine.
Also surviving are two sisters, Julie Wessell and Chalka Heuser, both of Washington and a brother, Craig Cain, Loogootee.
(April 2, 1998)

LELA SMITH
LOOGOOTEE-Lela J. Smith, 75, died at 2:26 p.m. Thursday at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Jasper.
Funeral mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church, Loogootee, with burial to follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Sunday with a Daughters of Isabel service to follow.
She was born on March 17, 1923 in Loogootee to Joseph S. and Lola (McKinney) Jones. She married William J. Smith on April 23, 1946 and he proceeded her in death on Sept. 22, 1985. Smith was a homemaker and a St. John Catholic Church, Loogootee, member. She was also a Daughters of Isabel and the Legion of Mary member.
Surviving are two sons, Craig Smith, Greenwood and Carey Smith, Jeffersonville; two daughters, Connie Smith, Loogootee and Carla Hall, Jasper; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by: five brothers, Paul, Frank, Edgar, Joseph and Gerdon Jones; a sister, Harriett Yarbrough and a grandchild.
(April 2, 1998)

Funerals
ANIS DOWNS
Anis Louise Downs’ funeral was at 11 a.m. Thursday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home. Pastor Hollie E. Dickerson officiated with interment in Hickory Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers: Kenny Sorrells, Ed Dolan, Greg Marley, Brent Marley, Wendell Sellers and Ron Sorrells. Honorary pallbearer was Jimmy Sorrells. 

4-3-98
Obituaries
JEREMIAH MILLER
MONTGOMERY-Jeremiah J. Miller, 18, died suddenly Wednesday morning in Daviess County.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Church. Interment will be at the St. Peter’s Cemetery with Fr. Lowell Will officiating.
Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and before the funeral hour on Saturday. A rosary will be prayed at 7:45 p.m. Friday.
He was born on Aug. 31, 1979 in Washington to Daniel and Karla (Delaney) Miller. They survive in Montgomery.
Miller was a member of the St. Peter’s Church and lifetime community member. He had attended Barr-Reeve High School.
Other survivors are: his grandmother, Juanita (Delaney) Healy and stepgrandfather, John Healy, both of Montgomery; grandmother, Gertrude Miller, Cannelburg; great-grandmother, Lela Miller, Indianapolis; a sister, Stacey Moore and a brother, Chris Miller, both of Montgomery.
(April 1, 1998)

MARLIN KNEPP
LOOGOOTEE-Marlin Ray Knepp, 26, died at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday.
The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Barr Township, with bros. Ervin Hostettler, Mark Miller and Daniel Borntrager. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.
Friends may call after 2 today at the Church. Gill Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on Feb. 17, 1972 in Daviess County to Edwin and Lorene (Wagler) Knepp.
Knepp was a farmer and did trenching. He also attended Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Barr Township.
His parents and two sisters, Marilyn Sue and Martha Jean Knepp, all of Loogootee, survive.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Church or a favorite charity.
(April 1, 1998)

ROY SANDERS
BICKNELL-Roy M. “Crow” Sanders, 77, formerly of Linton and Sandborn, died at his residence Wednesday at 11:50 a.m.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
The Rev. Forrest Godin, chaplin Michael Julian and Bill Estabrook will officiate.
Friends may call Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wampler-Shaw Funeral Home, 118 North Washington St., Bicknell, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on Dec. 11, 1920 in Linton to George Everett and Laura E. (Berry) Sanders. He married Wanda Evans in Bicknell on Jan. 14, 1942 and she survives.
Sanders was a coal miner and purchasing agent working with the Knox County Hi-Way Department. He had lived in Bicknell for 50 years.
Also, he was a Bicknell Police dispatcher and 25-year member of the Bicknell Fire Department. He was a member of the First Church of Nazarene.
Surviving are his children, Shila Webster and Vaughn K. Sanders, both of Bicknell; Karla Roark, Edwardsport and Cheryl Morley, Bruceville; two brothers, George R. “Rusty” and David W. Sanders, both of Indianapolis; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and a sister.
(April 1, 1998)

RALPH FAITH
Ralph Emerson Faith, 91, 206 N.W. Second St., died at the Oakwood Heritage Hospital, Taylor, Mich., Sunday at 1:29 p.m.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Gill Chapel with the Rev. David Harker officiating. Interment will be at Veale Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday.
He was born on May 16, 1906 in Daviess County to Curtis and Leona (Swanigan) Faith. He married Ethel Irene Chistenberry on Dec. 22, 1928 and she survives.
Faith was a retired John Kretz Brick Yard employee. He also attended the First Baptist Church.
Also, surviving are: a daughter, Carolyn Sue Collins, Taylor, Mich.; six grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and a sister, Lucille Sturgeon, Washington.
He was preceded in death by twin daughters, Dorothy Mae Faith and Doris Faye Smeltzer; two brothers, Wilber and Harold Faith.
(March 29, 1998)

HARRY HANCOCK
SANDBORN-Harry Sherman Hancock, 77, died at 12:05 a.m. today at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at the Anderson-Poindexter, Sandborn Chapel, Saturday at 2 p.m. with Larry Martin officiating. Interment will be in Sandborn.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., which is service time.
He was born in Sandborn on Aug. 2, 1920 to Bernard E. and Edith F. (Clodfelder) Hancock. He married Leona B. on April 15, 1947.
Hancock was a farmer for his entire life. He served in the World War II U.S. Air Force for three years and was an American Legion James Gastineau Post #479 member. He was also a Methodist Church and Knights of Pythianf member.
Surviving are: a son, Larry F. Hancock and Sonja L. Crawford, both of Sandborn; three grandchildren; a brother, Marion Hancock, Westphalia and a sister, Elizabeth Emmons, Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Earnest Hancock.
(April 2, 1998)

Funerals
GLORIA MAYFIELD
The funeral for Gloria M. Mayfield was at 2 p.m. today at the McClure Funeral Home. The Rev. Warren Stewart officiated with interment at the Bruceville Cemetery.
Escorts were: Sonya Shucart, Lisa McClure, Linda McClure, Sammie Gonzalez, Nancy McClure, Jessica Sinders, Sara McClure and Tracie Shackelford. Honorary escorts were Mandee Cox, Jamie McClure and Heather McClure.

LILLIAN TRABANT
The funeral for Lillian Trabant was at 11 a.m. today at the McClure Funeral Home. The Rev. Herbert Schafale officiated with interment at the Bethel Cemetery.


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