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MARJORIE WATERS
Marjorie Waters of Carroll Rd., Indianapolis died Nov. 29, 2000 at Community East Hospital.  She was born October 26, 1927 in Lansing, Michigan.  She was the child of Arthur Davis and Gladys Harrington Davis and was a housewife, homemaker and mother. Ms. Waters was a member of the Cheer Guild at Riley Hospital.  She attended Michigan State University for one year.  She is survived by husband Floyd Waters, Jr.; son Eric Lee Waters; brother Irving N. Davis of Lansing, MI; sisters Marilyn Waters of Perry, MI and Barbara Hamilton of State College, PA; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by daughter Diana Rowe, son Mark Waters and sister Virginia Edgett.  Her funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Palestine Methodist Church, New Palestine, IN.  She will be buried at the New Palestine Cemetery.  Calling is scheduled for Friday December 1, 2000 between 3 P.M. and 8 P.M. at the Hendryx Mortuary, New Palestine.  Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital.

Mr. O. WENDELL BROWN
Mr. O. Wendell Brown, 88, a resident of Kennard passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  He was born November 19, 1912 in Taylorville, IL and is the son of the late Orville and Elsie (Blackburn) Brown.  He retired in 1978 from Borg-Warner of Muncie after 20 years of service.  Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Kathryn (Cook) Brown of Kennard; 2 granddaughters, Kathryn Brown of Ft. Wayne, Jodi Reed of Daleville, IN; 4 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by l daughter, Sharon Gordon in 1989; 1 son, Michael Brown February 11, 2000; 4 brothers, Harold, Jack, Marshall & Ralph Brown.  funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 1, 2000 at Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson.  Burial will follow in Harlan Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

MRS. ANNA E. ZORNES
Mrs. Anna E. Zornes, 86, a former resident of Shirley passed away Friday evening at Regency Place Healthcare in Greenfield following a brief illness.  She was born March 21, 1914 in Versailles, Kentucky and is the daughter of the late Dennie and Stella (Braden) Wheeler.  She was a former 15 year employee at Indiana Rayon in Greenfield and a member of the Shirley Christian Church.  Survivors include her husband of 68 years Elmer F. Zornes of Greenfield, son Larry L. Zornes of Greenfield, daughters F. Lucille Lewman of Markleville, Linda L. Dreyer of Marinette, WI, 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren, brother Adrian Wheeler of Shirley, l niece and 1 nephew.  Her sons Dennie McDonald and Winfred Zornes and her infant granddaughter Julie Zornes preceded her in death.   Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Shirley Christina Church with Rev. Richard White officiating.  Burial will follow in the McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.  Friends may call Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Shirley Christian Church. [Published Dec. 4, 2000]

MRS. MARJORIE ELIZABETH LOWE
Mrs. Marjorie Elizabeth Lowe, 82, a resident of Anderson passed away Saturday morning at St. John's Medical Center in Anderson following a brief illness.She was born October 23, 1918 in Henry County and is the daughter of the late Palmer and Corda (Lewis) Nelson.Survivors include her daughter Nancy Lowe of Anderson, one son Stephen and wife Mickey Lowe of Anderson, granddaughters Jennifer and Stephanie of Anderson, brother Robert Nelson of Greenfield, sister Virginia Stohler of Anderson, several nieces and nephews.Her husband Donald Lowe in 1993 and her sister Ruth Plummer in 1998 preceded her in death.In keeping with her wishes private family services were held Monday November 27, 2000.  The Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson has handled funeral arrangements.Memorial contributions may be made to the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation, Inc., 302 West Main street, #100, Avon, CT 06001.

KATHRYN E. COOK PARKER
Kathryn E. Cook Parker, 48, a resident of Indianapolis at the time of her death died on November 22, 2000 at Wishard Hospital. She leaves surviving a husband, David F. Parker, and daughter Allyson Keller. She had worked for Product Development Corporation in Indianapolis.  She was also a disc jockey at the Sundance Night Club in Indianapolis.  Her funeral will be conducted Sunday November 26, 2000 at l P.M. at the Hendryx Mortuary, East Washington Street Chapel, Cumberland with burial at the St. John Cemetery in Cumberland.  Calling will be held 4-8 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home. 

VIRGINIA B. COLCLAZIER
Virginia B. Colclazier, aged 78, a long time resident of Greenfield, Indiana died at her home on November 19, 2000. She was born January 31, 1922 in Greenfield, Indiana, the child of Ralph Boots and Ruth (Gorman) Boots neither of whom survive.  She had been a school bus driver for Greenfield Central School from 1976-1993 when she retired.  Prior to driving a bus for the school she had been a manager of the Allstate Insurance Company in Indianapolis cafeteria.  She was a member of the lst Church of God of Greenfield and a former Trustee, Secretary and Treasurer of that Church.  Ms. Colclazier volunteered for many years for "Clothe a Child" in Indianapolis.  She was married when 16 years old. She is survived by her husband Robert Colclazier to whom she was married June 14, 1937; her son Jeff Colclazier of Greenfield; daughters Barbara Barnes of Key and Ginger McKee of Greenfield; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by granddaughter Amy McKee-Everett; sister Alice Jean Keltsch; brothers George and Gorman Boots; and son David Colclazier.  Her funeral will be held Wednesday November 22, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary.  Calling will be held 4-9 Tuesday November 21, 2000 at Pascos with burial at Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association. 

HOWARD E. STAFFORD
Howard E. Stafford, age 80, a resident of Greenfield, Indiana died Tuesday November 14, 2000 at Hickory Creek Convalescent Center, Greenfield.  He was born Feb. 27, 1920 at Brooklyn, Indiana the child of Rev. Lincoln Stafford and Leora (Ristoff) Stafford neither of whom survive.  He is survived by sons Arthur E. Stafford, Indianapolis and Raymond D. Stafford, Carmel; daughters Cheryl K. Hair, Greenfield, Susan G. Schuster, Wilkinson, Tena M. Edwards, Greenfield and Shelley A. Webb, Needville, Texas; 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife Miriam (Crawshaw) Stafford in 1992; sons Steven Stafford and Jeffrey Stafford; daughter Janet Fox and Brother Frank Stafford. By occupation Mr. Stafford was an auto mechanic whose most recent service was as a Service Writer for Inskeep Auto Mart of Greenfield.  He worked there from 1970 until he retired in 1975.  He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and served in WWI in the European Theater.  He received a purple heart for his service. He was active in the Hancock Post #119 American Legion and served as its Past Commander.  He was also a member of the 40 & 8 of Post #119 and the Greenfield Veterans of Foreign Wars. Services will be held graveside at Park Cemetery on Friday November 17th at 1:00 p.m.. The service will include American Legion Military Honors.   Calling is scheduled for Thursday Nov. 16, 2000 between 4-8 p.m. at Pasco Mortuary, Greenfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

MARTHA E. JACKSON
    Martha E. Jackson, 78, a resident of Greenfield, IN died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 at the Arthur James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.  She was born Feb. 22, 1922 at Coalton, Ohio, the children of William Wilson and Lola Stewart Wilson, neither of whom survived.  She leaves behind spouse Charles E. Jackson, Greenfield Indiana who she married July 1945; sons Tim Jackson, Maxwell, Indiana, Bill Jackson, Indianapolis, Indiana, Gus Jackson, Greenfield, Indiana; daughter Joy Jack, Greenfield, Indiana; brothers Don Wilson, Springfield, Ohio, and Orville Wilson, Springfield, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.   She was preceded in death by daughter, Glenna Matlock; son Jim Jackson, and brothers Howard, Bill, George and Bob Wilson.  By occupation she worked from 1968- 1978 at the Twin Oak Convalescent Center, Greenfield and from 1978- 1988 in the custodial department of Southern Hancock Schools.  She was a member of the Shiloh Christian Church.  Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2000- at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield with the Rev. David Edwards officiating.  Calling will be held 3-9 P.M. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000.  Burial will be at Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Indiana.

ELIZABETH (WILLIS) LAYMON
Elizabeth (Willis) Laymon, age 80, a formerly of Linton but a McCordsville resident at the time of her death, died at 5 P.M. November 11, 2000 at Pleasant View Lodge, McCordsville, IN. She was born in Sullivan, Indiana on December 21, 1919 the child of Ernest A. Willis, Sr., and Mary E. Pitcher Willis both deceased.  Her husband, Dencil Laymon, who she married August 20, 1938 died in 1968.   By occupation she was employed at the Hamilton Southeastern Middle School for 16 years retiring in 1993.  She was a member of the Lyons Eastern Star and Linton United Methodist Church.  She is survived by son Lloyd R. Laymon of Lakewood, Colorado, daughter Lilda L. (Husband Jerry) Bolin of McCordsville, Indiana, two grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  She is also survived by sister Mildred Cheesman of Terre Haute, Indiana.   She was preceded in death by her husband, son Larry, grandson, brother Earnest, Sisters Helen Reeves and Marie Woner.  Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 15th at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel, 89 C St. NW, Linton, Indiana. The funeral service will be held at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 2000 officiated by Rev. Richard Russell.  Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery. 

EVA MAE DOTY (WATS0N)
Eva Mae Doty (Watson), 87, a resident of Fortville, Indiana, died at 6:10 p.m. November 6, 2000 at her home. She was the child of Albert Watson and Mary M. Hunt both deceased.  She was born in Willow Branch, Indiana on July 4, 1913.  She was married to Stewart A. Doty.  She is survived by son, James Steven (wife: Marcia) Doty of Fortville; two grandchildren: Jonathan Doty of Boston, MA and Melinda Doty of Corona del Mar, CA; three step-grandchildren; Amy Wilson of Tulsa, OK, Emily Merrill of Fortville and Erin Merrill of Fortville; several nieces and nephews; close friend and companion Robert I. Denney of Fortville; preceded in death by husband Stewart R. Doty in 1982; parents Albert and Mary (Hunt)  Watson and sisters; Thelma Olvey, and Fanny Frank.  she was a member of the Fortville United Methodist Church.  For over fifty years she was a member of the Fortville Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #149.  She served on the Fortville-Vernon Township Library Board for fourteen years.  She was also a member of the Fortville Optimist Club, Fortville American Legion Post 391 Auxiliary and the Fortville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6904 Auxiliary, Fortville Senior Citizens, and a former member of the Fortville Business and Professional Women.  She spent numerous hours helping support the Fortville Baseball programs.  She was employed at the former Delco-Remy Division of General Motors in Anderson.  She retired after fifteen years service.  She had also worked at Kissen Cusins Restaurant and was a homemaker.  Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2000 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, Indiana officiated by Rev. Steve Cherry.  She will be buried at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, Indiana.  Visiting will be Wednesday, November 8, 2000 from 4 to 8 P.M. and Thursday, November 9, 2000 from 9:30 a.m. to the time of the service. An Eastern Star Rite will be held November 8, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. led by the Fortville Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #149.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Fortville Optimist Club, P.O. Box 302, Fortville, IN 46040.

EASTER JEANETTE SHORT
Easter Jeanette Short, 88, a resident of Greenfield, formerly of New Palestine, died November 3, 2000, at Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation.  She was born April 8, 1912, New Palestine, the child of Otto Wilkins and Orpha Deal, neither of whom survive. By occupation she worked at the Marion County Home for 14 years. She was a member of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church.  She is survived by sons Bill Short, Don Short, Richard Short, Arthur Short, all of New Palestine; Donna Maupin, New Palestine; brother Sid Wilkins, New Palestine; 26 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by husband John Wilbur Short; brothers Russell Wilkins, Charles Wilkins and sisters Ollie Stapp, Myrtle Shank, Marie Wilkins and Dora Wilkins.  Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, November 6th, at the Hendryx Mortuary New Palestine Chapel.  She will be laid to rest in the New Palestine Cemetery.  Calling will be held 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

VIVIAN I. (COLLINS) FRYBACK
Vivian I. (Collins) Fryback, age 89 years, a resident of Anderson, passed away Wednesday at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center in Anderson after an extended illness.
She was born September 24, 1911 in Hancock County, rural Wilkinson and was the daughter of the late Homer A. and Cora A. (Keller) Collins.
She was a 1928 graduate of Wilkinson High School, attended Anderson Business College between her Junior and Senior year of High School.  She lived most of her life in Anderson.  She had worked as a sales lady at The Banner Store through her college years.  After Business College she was employed at the national Tile Corporation in the Decorating Department first as a Decorator then as Department Inspector, Supervisor of Decoration.  In 1942, she became Plant Personnel Manager handling complete responsibility of the Office, Interviewing, Hiring, Insurance Program, Contract Negotiations and payroll.  After National Tile closed, she stayed on as Secretary and Bookkeeper for Richard Alexander who operated a Warehouse in the National Tile building.  She also assisted her husband for a number of years in the operation of Ken's Kitchen, a Broasted Chick Restaurant near Edgewood in Anderson.  She retired in 1978.  She was an active member of the Madison County Ladies Shrine Club.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Kenneth Fryback of Anderson, 1 step granddaughter Catherin E. Fryback of Bradenton FL, l sister, Mary A. (husband, Gilbert) Needle of Poway, CA, l brother George (wife, Avanelle) Collins, of Anderson, 1 sister-in-law, Mary Hendricks of Tyler TX, 2 nephews, Elmer (wife, Sandy) Collins of Warrington; Fred (wife, Becky) Anderson of Riverside, CA, 5 nieces, Candy Dominquez of Posey, CA, Debbie (husband, Ross) Jameson of Glennville, CA,. Vickie (husband, Gary) Martin, of Fontana CA, Pamela (husband, John) Riley of Knightstown, Rhonda (husband, Bill) Shelton of Charlotte, NC, and two very special friends, Edith Custis and Todd Denney of Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald Chapman, l stepson, John Fryback, ; brother and sister-in-law Ivan and Leola (Wilson) Collins.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2000 at Condo and Son Funeral home in Wilkinson with Jon Day of the Wilkinson Church of Christ officiating.  Burial will follow in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.  Friends will be received from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison County Shrine Club Dick Alexander Memorial fund or the American Cancer Society, Madison County Unit.

DEWEY A. CAUDILL, JR.
Dewey A. Caudill, Jr., 65, a resident of Fortville, IN formerly of Viper, Kentucky died 8:05 P.M. Monday, January 29, 2001 at Parkview Nursing Center,  Muncie, Indiana.  He was the child of Dewey Caudill and Mildred Montgue and was born in Perry County, Kentucky, on March 10, 1935.  He was married to Cheryl D. Paris Caudill who survives him.  He is also survived by daughters Judy Eldridge of Viper, Kentucky, Janice Phipps of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Mindy Caudill of Indianapolis; sons Bryan Caudill of Angola, Indiana and Michael Caudill of Fortville; five grandchildren; brothers Henry Caudill of Indianapolis, Edward Caudill and Homer Caudill both of Pennsylvania.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Fred B. Caudill.  He was a veteran of the Korean War with service in the United States Army.  Mr. Caudill was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police No. 159; and the Loyal Order of the Moose,  Lodge No. 540. He retired as a self-employed mechanic in 1986.  He also ran the former Sunoco Gas Station in Fortville for several years.  His funeral will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, February 2, 2001 at the Brashear Funeral Home, Viper, Kentucky.  He will be buried at the Edley-Cornet Cemetery, Viper, Kentucky.  Visiting  will be Wednesday, January 31, 2001  from 4 to 8 P.M. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville and Friday, February 2, 2001 from 12 noon until 2 P.M. at Brashear Funeral Home in Viper, Kentucky.  Military Graveside Rites will be held on February 2, 2001. 

MARTHA FORT
Mrs. Martha Fort, age 103 years, a resident of Knightstown, Indiana passed away Sunday morning (1-28-2001) at Regency Place Healthcare Center in Greenfield
She was born December 5, 1897 in Wilkinson, Indiana and is the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Ida B. (Young) McDaniel.
She and her husband Russell owned and operated the Ft. Montgomery Campground located in Knightstown.  She was a 75-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star #402 of Shirley and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Knightstown.
Survivors include her daughter Louise Watts, grandson Wesley and wife, Tammy Watts, and great-granddaughter Jennifer Watts all of Knightstown; 3 nieces Sally Friend of Long Beach, CA, Mary Jarrett of Wilkinson, and Nancy Reason of Greenfield; and several great nieces and great nephews.
Her husband Russell Fort died on October 17, 1971. Four brothers, Lowell, Travis, Charles, and LeRoy and three half-brothers Walter Warren and Winfield McDaniel also preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Terry Campbell officiating.  Burial will follow in the Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown, Indiana.  Friends may call Tuesday from 3 to 7 P.M. at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the New Castle Memorial Park.

JUDITH A LYNCH
JUDITH A. LYNCH (WARD), 60, a resident of Ingalls, IN, formerly of the Fortville area, died at 12:15 P.M., Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield, Indiana.  She was the child of Rolland H. Ward and Maycell Coleman both deceased and was born in Columbus Ohio, February 23, 1940.  She was married to Thomas E. Lynch who predeceased her.  Ms. Lynch is survived by daughter Gail (husband Cecil) Squire of Ingalls; 2 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the Fortville American Legion Post 391 Ladies Auxiliary and the Fortville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6904 Ladies Auxiliary.  By occupation she was a homemaker.  The Funeral is scheduled for 10:00 am Friday, January 26, 2001 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, Indiana officiated by Rev. Randall Parker of the Bethel Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at the Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, Indiana.  Visiting hours are Thursday, January 25, 2001 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville.  A special service on January 25, 2001 at 7:30 P.M. will honor Ms. Lynch presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6904 Ladies Auxiliary consisting of its Memorial Rites 

LESTER L. EVERHART
Lester L. Everhart, 56, a resident of Morristown, Indiana died January 26, 2001 at Hancock Memorial Hospital.  He was born September 5, 1944.  Mr. Everhart was the child of Marvin Everhart who survives him and Valerie E. (Allen) Everhart who predeceased him.  He was a millwright for 35 years for Navistar in Indianapolis.  He was a member of the Morristown Christian Church, a former member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association and a member of Region 3, Local 226, United Auto Workers.  He graduated from Morristown High School in 1963.  He is survived by his wife Sharon DeWitt Everhart to whom he was married for 34 years.  They were married March 25, 1966.  He is also survived by son Jason M. Everhart, Manilla, Indiana and daughter Michele R. Wadley, Greenfield, Indiana.  He also is survived by brother Floyd E. Everhart of Manilla, Indiana and sisters Elsie L. Head of Morriston, In and and Gloria D. Ellis of Morristown, Indiana; four grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Services for Mr. Everhart are Tuesday January 30, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at the Erlewein Mortuary with Ronald Johnson officiating.  Burial will be at Asbury Cemetery, Morristown, Indiana.  Calling is scheduled for 5 to 9 P.M. at the Erlewein Mortuary, January 29, 2001.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

VERA I. BLACKETER (ESSICK)
Vera I. Blacketer (Essick), age 73, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Fortville, McCordsville and Ingalls, died 6:41 pm Saturday, January 20, 2001 at Community Hospital East, Indianapolis IN. She was the child of George I. Swineford, Sr. and Anna Mae Hodges (Deceased).  Ms. Blacketer was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 17, 1927 and was married to Richard W. Blacketer, now deceased, on July 20, 1946 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She is survived by daughters: Elnora A. Larson, Linda L. Kirby, Joyce L. Abrams, Marianne M. Moore, all of Indianapolis; son Richard W. Blacketer, Jr. of Greenwood; father, George I. Swineford, Sr., of Indianapolis; 14 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; sisters, Niliah F. Sullivan of Punta Gorda, Florida; Renna M. Doyle of Fishers, Georgia A. Childers of Indianapolis; brothers George I. Swineford, Jr. of Indianapolis and Roy E. Swineford of Brookville.  She was preceded in death by husband Richard W. Blacketer, Sr., brother Harry Essick and sister Ruby E. Blacketer.  She was a a member of Internationally Yours and volunteered for many years at the Marion County Board of Elections.  She had been employed at the former Wayside Nursery for several years.  She was also a homemaker.  The funeral will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, Indiana with services conducted by Rev. Gary Larson.  Burial will be at the Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown, Indiana.  Visiting will be Tuesday, January 23, 2001 from 4 - 8 P.M. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville. 

KENNETH S. BUTLER
Kenneth S. Butler, age 71, a resident of Greenfield, Indiana died Thursday, January 18, 2001 at his residence.  He was born May 7, 1929 at Cambridge City, Indiana.  He was the child of Cecil Clarence Butler and Lulu Ruby Butler neither of whom survive.  He is fondly remembered as the Former Chief - now Retired - of the Greenfield Fire Department.  He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and had served in the U.S. Army in Korea.  His services are set for 3:00 P.M. Saturday at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary officiated by Dr. J. E. Hail, Jr.  Calling is scheduled for 5-8 PM Friday.  Burial will be at Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Indiana.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  He leaves behind his wife Peggy Showalter Butler of Greenfield; two sons Mark A, Butler of Anderson, Indiana and Alan S. Butler of Greenfield; a sister Beatrice Patterson of Muncie; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by son Kenneth Bruce Butler.

JOHN E. GRAY
John E. Gray, 78, a resident of Greenfield died Wednesday January 17th, 2001 at Community Hospital East of natural causes.  He was a retired employee of International Harvester (Navistar) of Indianapolis.  Mr. Gray performed military service in the U.S. Army and was a WWII veteran.  He was a member of the U.A.W. #98, Morristown, Indiana and the American Legion.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County,  Funeral services will be held Saturday January 20, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Pasco Memorial Mortuary.  Burial will be at Park Cemetery.  Calling is scheduled for 4-8 P.M. Friday, January 19, 2001 at the Pasco Mortuary.  He leaves surviving him his wife Lorene (Goodwin) Gray; daughter Becky Howell; sons Larry, Phil and Richard Gray; sisters Helena Faut and Dorothy Poland; brothers Richard and Gerald Gray; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

MARY MAXINE JACKSON ROBERTSON
Mary Maxine Jackson Robertson, 84, a resident of Greenfield, Indiana died Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Gfreenfield.  She was born January 18, 1916 in Hancock County, Indiana, the child of Eli Kyle Jackson and Mattie Duncan Jackson, neither of whom survive.  By occupation, she was retired from the Boys and Girls Club, Greenfield in 1995.  She was a member of the Carthage United Methodist Church and was active in the Foster Grandparent Program. Services are scheduled for 1:30 P.M. Saturday, at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield, Indiana officiated by Rev. David Oaks.  Calling will be 4-8 P.M. Friday at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County.  Ms. Robertson is survived by sons Roy T. Robertson, Jr., of Florida, Max Robertson of Crown Point, Indiana,  Bill Robertson of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Dick Robertson, of Greenfield, Indiana; daughter Mary Dismore of Greenfield, Indiana, 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren and l step great great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by husband Roy T. Robertson and son Raymond D. Robertson. 

EULAMAY "PEG" FORTH ABRAHAM VanDOLSEN
Eulamay "Peg" Forth Abraham VanDolsen, Maiden name Heiny, age 86, a resident of McCordsville, IN died January 13, 2001 at Westminster Village North of natural causes.  She had been a homemaker.  She was a member of the Fortville Christian Church, McCordsville Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 156.  She was a graduate of the Indianapolis Public Schools.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Services will be held 10:00 a.m. January 16, 2001 at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN with Pat Mooney of the Fortville Christian Church officiating.  Calling will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. January 15, 2001 in the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home.  Burial will take place at the Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis.  Ms. VanDolsen leaves surviving her husband, Emmett L. VanDolsen of Louisville, Ky; one son: Claude A, "Bud" Forth, Jr. (wife, Dot) of Indianapolis; two daughters Janet L. (Forth) Ferguson (husband, Jerry) of McCordsville and Judy A. Forth of Seymour, TN, ten grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by first husband -Claude A. Forth, Sr., and second husband - Raymond Abraham.  

OSWYN E. SHAW
Oswyn E. Shaw, 82, a resident of Rural Route Greenfield, died January 13, 2001.  He died of natural causes at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield, IN.  He retired from Standard Oil Co. where he owned and operated a liquid fertilizing service out of Mohawk, Indiana in 1980 following twenty years of service.  Prior to that he farmed in Hancock County along with his fertilizing service.  He was a member and Past Master of Eden, Indiana Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 477 and also was a Past Worthy Patron of the Eden IN Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 101 and the Knightstown IN Brother and Sisterhood.  He was a Greenfield  High School graduate.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Eden Indiana Masonic Lodge.  Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. January 16, 2001 in Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN with Rev. David Todd of Harvest Ministries officiating.   Calling will be from 4 to 8 P.M. January 15, 2001 in Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, In.  He is survived by his wife, Rosalind (Shipley) Shaw; one son: Scottie J. (wife, Deborah) Shaw of Willow Branch, IN; one daughter Alice Ann (husband, Ronnie) Barnett of Greenfield IN; and one brother Norman C. Shaw (wife, Nancy) of Greenfield, IN. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 4 nephews and 2 nieces. A Masonic Memorial Rite will be conducted at 7:30 P.M. Monday by the Eden Masonic Lodge.  

MRS. CLOMA SPARKS
Mrs. Cloma Sparks age 93 years, a lifelong resident of the Wilkinson community passed away Thursday afternoon at Regency Place Healthcare Center in Greenfield following an extended illness. She was born May 17, 1907 in Wilkinson and is the daughter of the late Charles and Nettie (Bates) Holliday. She is a lifetime member of the Wilkinson Church of Christ and a charter member of the Brown Township Home Economics Club. Surviving are l daughter Donna Zaph of Greenfield; 2 sons: Kenneth Sparks of Okemos, MI and Robert Sparks of New Castle,; 9 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Glen Holliday of Wilkinson; several nieces and nephews. Her husband Charles sparks died on March 7, 1988: l granddaughter, 2 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Paul and Carl Ho9lliday; and a sister, Thelma Friddle all preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday in the Wilkinson Church of Christ with Jon Day, Jack Holliday and Jeff Sawyer officiating.  Burial will follow in the McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.  Friends may call at the Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson on Sunday from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wilkinson Church or Christ or the Zapf scholarship fund.

DR. ROBERT PAUL RATHMACHER
Dr. Robert Paul Rathmacher, 60, a resident of New Palestine, Indiana died January 7, 2001 at Community East Hospital.  He was born August 8, 1940 at Walsh, Illinois.  He was the child of Homer P. Rathmacher and Leola (Falkenham) Rathmacher both of whom survive him.  He was the Manager of the Statistical and Mathematical Science Department at Eli Lily for 33 years, retiring on July 3, 2000.  He was a member of the Sertoma Club in Greenfield, a Director of the Greenfield Cancer society, member of Zion Lutheran Church in New Palestine, Chairman of the Congregation of Zion Lutheran Church, served on numerous boards at Zion Lutheran Church, and was a Congregational Service Assistant (CSA) for the Indiana District Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. He was a 1958 graduate of Sparta High School in Illinois and a 1962 graduate of Southern Illinois University with a BS degree in animal science. In 1964 he received his Masters degree from Iowa State University in Reproductive Physiology and in 1967 received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in Reproductive Physiology. He was married to Marilyn A. (Medorin) Rathmacher of New Palestine on August 11, 1962.  The two were married 38 years.  His son is John H. Rathmacher of Story City, Iowa and his daughters are Jane E. Qualkinbush, Greenfield, Susan C. Sass, New Palestine and Sally A. Hopkins, Indianapolis.  He was also survived by his brother Donald Rathmacher of Mt. Vernon, Illinois and his sisters Joyce A. Hill, St. Louis and Brenda S. Thiekauf, St., Louis; 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. An infant brother preceded him in death.  Services will be held 2:30 Thursday, January 11, 2001 at the Zion Lutheran Church, New Palestine, Indiana officiated by Rev. Ronald Baumann.  He will be buried at the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, New Palestine.  Calling will be 2-8 P.M. Wednesday at the Erlewein Mortuary, Greenfield; and from 12:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church New Palestine.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church; Robert Paul Rathmacher Memorial Fund.

RALPH L. VIRGIN
Ralph L. Virgin, 80, a resident of Fortville, Indiana died 8:20 am Tuesday, January 9, 2001 at Riverwalk Village Nursing Home, Noblesville, Indiana.  He was the child of Dolpha Virgin and Faye Davidson, both of whom are deceased. He was born in Marion County, Indiana on September 1, 1920a.. He was married to Betty Jane Gatewood in 1943.  His wife predeceased him.  He is survived by son: Robert D. Virgin of McCordsville; daughter: Becky J. (husband: Merle) Dobson of Fortville; 6 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; sister: Grace (husband: Ralph) Leonard of Fortville; and special friend: Virginia Duffy of Indianapolis. He was a 50 year member of the Millersville F & AM Lodge No. 126; International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 103.  He was a heavy equipment operator for the late Ray Bolander Construction Co., for 30 years.  Following that he worked for Reith-Riley Excavating of Indianapolis finally retiring from Poindexter Excavating of Indianapolis in 1994.  The funeral will be held at 10:30 am Friday, January 12, 2001 at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, Indiana officiated by Rev. Charles R. Noblitt.  Burial will be in Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, Indiana.  Visiting hours are Thursday January 11, 2001 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

JOSEPH L. THOMAS
Joseph L. Thomas, 83, of Carmel Indiana, formerl7y of Fortville and Palmetto Florida died at 11:10 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2001 at Harbour Manor Care Center, Noblesville, Indiana.  He was the child of Bert Thomas and Mary Thomas both deceased.  He was born in Anderson, Indiana on May 30, 1917.  He is survived by son Jerry L. Thomas of Arcadia; daughters Melissa A. Thomas of Carmel;  Leslye J. Thomas of Homosassa, FL;4 grandchildren l great grandson, and brother Bert Thomas of La Mesa, California.  He was a member of Fortville F&AM Lodge No. 207 and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. He worked in the product development department of the former Detroit-Allison Plant in Indianapolis retiring in 1977.  There will be no services nor visiting.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.  Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home in Fortville, Indiana, is in charge of local arrangements: 317 485 5744.

DORIS P. BARTON
Mrs. Doris P. Barton, age 80 years, a long time resident of Charlottesville passed away Saturday morning, January 6, 2001 in Hancock Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born July 18, 1920 in Hancock County, Indiana, the daughter of the late Earl and Ida Wilson Poer.
     Mrs. Barton was retired from Indiana Knitware at Greenfield, IN.  She was a member of Shirley Chapter No. 492 O.E.S., Double 13 Club, and Thursday Circle.  She was a member of the Charlottesville Methodist Church.  Mrs. Barton enjoyed fishing and attending sporting events.
 Two sons survive Mrs. Barton, Steve of Greenfield, and Tom of Knightstown, l daughter Carol Taylor of Danville, IN, ten grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Bill in 1988 and 2 sisters Mary Katherine Heartsock, and Frances Aliene Shepherd,  and 1 brother Kenneth Wilson Poer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2001 in the Condo and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Christina Marshall and Pastor Fred Powers officiating.  Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery at Knightstown.  Friends will call Monday January 8, 2001 from 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.

BETTY BRAMMER
Mrs. Betty Brammer, 78, a resident of Greenfield, Indiana died January 5, 2001 at Hancock Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Indianapolis, February 4, 1922. She was the child of Glenn Mutz, her father and was raised by her stepfather Paul Dickey and her mother Margaret Cummings.  She worked for the Diamond Chain Company in their factory.  She had an eleventh grade education.  She is survived by sons Donald Brammer and Michael Brammer, both of Seminole, Florida, daughter Kathy Bunch, Indianapolis, sister Margaret Hague, Pittsboro, Indiana, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Brammer in 1992.  Services will be held Monday, January 8th at the Hendryx Mortuary, Cumberland at 11:00 a.m. She will be buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Calling will be Sunday January 7th at the Hendryx Mortuary in Cumberland from 3-8 p.m.

MRS. ALLEAN E. SAMMONS
Mrs. Allean E. Sammons age 95 years a resident of Knightstown, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at Hickory Creek Convalescent Center in New Castle.  She was born November 15, 1905 in Jennings County, Indiana and is the daughter of the late Aaron and Carrie (Weiss) Cardinal.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Ogden United Methodist Church.  Survivors include her daughter, Ruby M.. Derrick of Knightstown; l granddaughter Janice (husband, Tom) Barton of Knightstown; 1  grandson, Jerry (wife, Linda) Jordan of Shirley; 1 sister, Elsie Clapp of Seymour; 7 Great Grandchildren; and 10 Great Great Grandchildren. Her husband Clarence Sammons on March 7, 1969 and 2 brothers, Bud and Wilbur Cardinal, preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday at Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday.  Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11:00 at Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, Indiana.

LEROY "SPECK" SIPES
Leroy "Speck" Sipes age 81 years, a longtime resident of Knightstown and former resident of Maple Valley passed away January 1, 2001 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. He was born November 2, 1919 in Beardsley, MN, and is the son of the late Dennis and Della (Shoemaker) Sipes. He retired from Hall Motor Sales in Knightstown after 31 years of service.  He was a member of the Knightstown American Legion Post #152 and a US Army veteran serving during World War II from October 24, 1940 to September 24, 1945.
Survivers include his wife of 50 years, Patsy (Tumilty) Sipes of Knightstown; 2 daughters, Mariann (husband, Mike) Beane of Wilkinson, Kathy (husband, Steve) Ferrell of Greensboro; 1 son, Dana (wife, Donna) Sipes of Charlottesville; 3 grandchildren, Josh Sipes, Amber Sipes and Stephanie Smith; 1 great grandson, Dawson Smith; 3 sisters, Fern Jackson of Carthage, Helen Morr5is of Knightstown, Maude Dilley of Indianapolis, 3 brothers, Richard Sipes of Anderson, Dale Sipes of Greenfield, Ed Sipes of Nineveh, several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and nine brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Bill House officiating.  Burial will follow in Glen Cover Cemetery in Knightstown.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday.


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