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DEATH OF RUBY PARROTT
Ruby Parrott, 81, a resident of New Palestine, IN died June 19, 2001 at Hancock Memorial Hospital.  Ms. Parrot was born August 1919 at New Palestine, IN.  She was the child of the late Charles Boring and the late Hazel Landweir Boring.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship of the Christian Church in New Palestine. She was graduated from New Palestine High School in 1937.  Ms. Parrott was born at 3113 S. 700 West, New Palestine and returned there to live for 54 years until she died.  She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Parrott who died in 1988.  She is survived by her daughter Phyllis Turner of Greenfield; brother Victor Boring of New Palestine, sister Helen Kuhn of New Palestine, and 3 grandchildren.  Calling will be on Thursday June 21, 2001 from 4-8 p.m. at the Hendryx Mortuary, New Palestine.  The funeral of Ms. Parrott will be on Friday, June 22, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hendryx Mortuary, New Palestine with burial in the New Palestine Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the New Palestine Christian church Building Fund.

DEATH OF ELNORA JEAN WHITAKER (HEIM)
Elnora Jean Whitaker (Heim), 76, a resident of Pendleton, IN and formerly of Grant City, IN died 4:35 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2001 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital, Carmel, IN.  She was the child of the late Chandler Heim and the late Crystal Leonard and was born in Mt. Comfort, IN on July 13, 1924.  She was married to Calvin V. Whitaker on February 18, 1976.  She is survived by her husband of over 25 years Calvin V. Whitaker of Pendleton; son Robert David (wife Pam) Elliott of Summerfield, FL; daughters Carol R. Smith of Shirley and Linda Marie Elliott of Pendleton; 7 grandchildren; 10  great grandchildren; brothers Dale (wife Janet) Heim of Knightstown and Richard (wife Marilyn) Heim of Knightstown; and sister Ruth (husband Phillip) Kattau of Rockville, IN. She was preceded in death by her first husband Robert Vernice Elliott; daughter Martha Jean Elliott and sisters Evelyn Helms and Carol Heim.  Ms. Whitaker was a graduate of the Knightstown High School and is a member of the  Fishersburg Wesleyan Church.  By occupation she was a homemaker but had worked as a teller at the former First National Bank in Knightstown, IN.  The funeral of Ms. Whitaker is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2001 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN officiated by Rev. Raymond Hood and Rev. Donald McDowell with burial to be at the Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, IN.  Visiting will be on Wednesday, June 20, 2001 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

DEATH OF SHERRY L. (MARKS) PENNINGTON
Sherry L. (Marks) Pennington, 55, a resident of Indianapolis, IN died June 17, 2001 at St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove.  Ms. Pennington was born October 30, 1945 in Hancock County, Indiana and was closely connected to Hancock County because many of her family lived here.  She was the child of the late Norvell C. Marks and the late Jean F. Roberts and had been a homemaker.  She was a graduate of the Beech Gr0ove High School Class of 1963.  She was married to William L. Pennington and her children were William Pennington, Jr. of New Whiteland; daughters Penny L. Pennington of Indianapolis; brothers Ronald D. Marks of Indianapolis and Edward E. Marks of Beech Grove; a half brother Charles (Sonny) Curry of Shelbyville; sisters Brenda S. Dugger of Greenfield, Rebecca J. Andis of Greenfield and Deborah K. Welsh of Greenfield; a half sister Judy Gosman of Indianapolis and 3 grandchildren.  Services for Ms. Pennington will be on June 20, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at Pasco Memorial Mortuary officiated by Pastor McCarney.  Calling will be 4-8 p.m. June 19, 2001 at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary with entombment at Washington Park East Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made tot he American Cancer Society.

DEATH OF MARY ELLEN (GILES) STEWART
Mary Ellen (Giles) Stewart, 74, a resident of Greenfield, Indiana died June 17, 2001 at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.  Ms. Stewart was born August 6, 1926 at Greenfield, Indiana and lived here throughout her life.  She was the child of the late Henry Price Giles and the late Frieda Mary Briney and had been a ticket agent for Greyhound Bus Company for 54 years before retiring in 2001.  She had attended the Greenfield Friends Church.  By education she was a graduate of Greenfield High School in the Class of 1944.  She is survived by brothers Phillip Giles of Richmond, VA and Frederick E. Giles of Greenfield; one nephew and three nieces.  The funeral for Ms. Giles will be June 20, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Pasco Memorial Mortuary.  Calling will be 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary with burial in Park Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

DEATH OF ARBUTUS MARIE WORTHINGTON
Arbutus Marie Worthington (Chowing), 91, a resident of Indianapolis, IN died at 8:35 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2001 at Wellington Manor Healthcare, Indianapolis IN.  She was the child of the late Daisy and John Worthington and had been born on February 2, 1910.  She is survived by grandchildren Vickie Warner Smith of McCordsville; Larry Warner of Whiteland; Teddy Warner of Yuma AZ, Randy Warner of Greenwood; Valli Brown of Franklin; Christie Brown of Edinburg, Margaret Brown Unger of Ninevah; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-step-grandchild; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and l step great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John M.  Worthington; children: Derek L. Worthington, Arbutus "Lovene" Worthington Warner Brown and Vernon Worthington.  She was a homemaker;  The funeral for Ms. Worthington will be at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at the Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, IN officiated by Rev. Todd Townsend of the Geist Community Church.  Burial will be at the Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

DEATH OF CLIFTON "CLIFF" FIELDER
Clifton "Cliff" Fielder, 77, a resident of Greenfield died June 16, 2001 at Community Hospital East.  Mr. Fielder was born December 3, 1923 in Boone County, Indiana and was the child of the late Clifton H. Fielder and the late Agnes Smith Fielder.  He was a truck driver and dispatcher by profession and was retired from Bruce Cartage/ADI. Mr. Fielder was an active member of the S&H Campground.  He is survived by spouse Jean Manifold Fielder; brother Harold Fielder; and daughters Judith Ann Cone and Dorothy Jean Shurfick. He was preceded in death by sister Sarah Bruce.  Calling is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19th from 4-8 p.m. at the Hendryx Mortuary on E. Washington St., Cumberland.  The funeral for Mr. Fielder will be on Wednesday June 20, 2001 at 11:oo a.m. at the Hendryx Mortuary Chapel with burial in Washington Park East Mausoleum.  

DEATH OF JERRY L. "HAP"  MOORE
Jerry L. "Hap" Moore, 43, a resident of Indianapolis and former resident of Fortville, died 6:32 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2001 at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis, IN. Mr. Moore was the child of the late Calvin E. Moore and Thelma Fern True.  He was born in Anderson, IN on July 15, 1957.  He was married to Marianne M. Blacketer Moor on May 7, 1977 in Fortville, IN.  Mr. Moore is survived by his wife of over 24 years; daughters Lynn Marie Fogle and Jacqueline Spring Moore all of Indianapolis; 3 grandchildren; mother and step-father; Thelma F. (True) and Howard Lackey of Fortville; brothers: James Moore of Greenfield: Kenneth Moore of Indianapolis and Gary Moore of Fortville; sister Lauraine Marshall of Fortville.  He was pre ceded in death by son: Jerry L. Moore, Jr. and father Calvin E. Moore.  He was employed by Gene B. Glick Co., as a maintenance person and prior to that he worked at the former Taurus Food Co. for 18 years.  Mr. Moore's funeral will be at 12:00 p.m. noon on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN officiated by Rev. Gary Larson with burial to follow at the Lincoln Memory Gardens in Whitestown, IN.  Visiting will be Monday, June 18, 2001 from 2 - 8 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN.

DEATH OF FRANCES LOUISE ARTHUR
Frances Louise Arthur, 67, a resident of Greenfield died Friday, June 15, 2001 at Community Hospital East, Indianapolis.  She was born March 3, 1934 in Martin County, Indiana and was the child of the late Wayne Girdley and Mary Waggoner Girdley.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Raymond Park Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.  She is survived by her spouse Charles Arthur; sons Steven Arthur of Eminence IN and Daniel Arthur, Greenfield; daughter Cynthia Sanders of Lawrence, IN; sisters Jo Vickers and Gail Quinn, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  A Memorial Service for Ms. Arthur will be held on June 17, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on U.S. 52, New Palestine.  Burial will be by cremation. 

DEATH OF MERLE L. QUINN
Merle L. Quinn, 65, a resident of Indianapolis, IN died at 4:32 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield, IN. Mr. Quinn was born on December 20, 1935 in Washington, Indiana and was the child of the late Homer Quinn and Mary Garner.  He is survived by his son: Paul D. Quinn and daughter: Cristy M. Quinn both of Greenfield; grandchildren: Shelby, Tyler and Sarah Quinn of Greenfield; brothers: Joseph G. Quinn of Brazil, IN, Charles M. Quinn of Tulare, CA, Thomas M. Quinn of Indianapolis and Ronald F. Quinn of FL; and former spouse Patty Quinn of Greenfield. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Lowell D. Quinn.  Mr. Quinn was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of the United Brotherhood of  Teamsters Local 135.Mr. Quinn was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving 11 years, following that he was employed by McLean Trucking for 18 years, finally retiring from Carter Truck and Trailer Company in 1999.  The funeral for Mr. Quinn will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2001 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, Indiana officiated by Rev. Pat Mooney of the Fortville Christian Church.  Burial will be in Gravel Law Cemetery, Fortville, Indiana.  Visiting hours will be Friday, June 15, 2001 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville.  Military Graveside Rites will be held June 16, 2001 let by Fortville American Legion Post 391 and Fortville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6904. 

DEATH OF CRAIG S. HANCOCK
Craig S. Hancock, 32, a resident of Greenfield, died on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at Hancock Memorial Hospital.  He was born on March 11,1969 in Indianapolis, to Steven and Ellie (Yates) Hancock of Greenfield. He married Lori A. Powell on December 4, 1992.  He was a 1987 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and received his Bachelors degree in Agriculture Economics from Purdue University in 1991.  He was a local farmer in Hancock County.  He co-owned Hancock Brothers, Inc. with his brother Scott.  He was a 10 year member of Hancock County 4-H Club, a member of Alpha Gamma Rho and a member of the FFA (Mt. Vernon). Visitation will be held on Friday 6/15/2001, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield.  Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield with Pastor Doug Hardy officiating.  Burial will follow at Philadelphia Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Lori, son Zeke and daughter, Shelby, all of Greenfield; parents Steve and Ellie Hancock of Greenfield; brother, Scott Hancock of Greenfield; sister, Nikki Bonfiglio of Greenfield; grandmother Wilma Hancock of Greenfield; and several nieces and nephews .  He was preceded in death by a sister, Michelle Hancock.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Hancock County Agriculture Association.

CARL SPURLING
Carl Spurling, 51, a resident of Cumberland died on June 10, 2001 at Hancock Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Spurling was born in Shelbyville, IN on August 6, 1949.  He had wor5ked in fabrication for R&H Sheet  Metal; and current had  worked at Cardinal Container in Indianapolis.  He had no spouse but Wanda Colestock of Indianapolis, IN was his long time companion.  He also leaves surviving Chris Spurling of Ft. Wayne and Joe Spurling of Scottsdale, AZ; daughters Cora May Dalton and Rachael Dalton of Greenfield; brothers James D. Spurling of Indianapolis; Gene Spurling of Danville, Jerry w. Spurling of Fountaintown and Steven D. Spurling of Maxwell; sister Carol L. Dean of Greencastle; l grandchild and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by John J. Spurling, brother.  Services for Mr. Spurling will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Erlewein Mortuary officiated by Pastor Mark Clark.  Burial will be at Star Church Cemetery. Omer with calling Monday, 4-8 p.m. at the Erlewein Mortuary.

REVEREND RAYMOND R. CHAPMAN
Rev. Raymond Chapman, 79, a resident of Greenfield died June 8, 2001 at Hancock Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Chapman was born April 7, 1922, in Madison, Indiana and was the child of the late Marion Chapman and Emma Luella (Van Duyn). He was a visitation minister with the Bradley United Methodist Church of Greenfield and was retired from the Evangelical United Brethren Minster's Association and the American Legion Post #119. He was in the U.S. Army in WWII in the European Theater of Operations.  He is survived by spouse Ann (Holmes) Chapman, Sons Raymond R. Chapman , Granada, MI and Marion A. Chapman of Pendleton, IN; daughters Ramona Williams of Greenfield and Ruby Ellen Morris of Greenfield; sister Cecil Peters of Greenfield, 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  Se4rvices for Mr. Chapman will be on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the Bradley United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Terry Campbell.  Calling will be from 2-5 and 6-8 on June lst at Pasco Mortuary and after 9 am-. on June 12, 2001 at the Bradley Methodist Church.  Burial will be at Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Bradley Untied Methodist Church.

JAMES B. GREGORIE
James B. Gregorie, 48, a resident of Greenfield died on Wednesday, June 6, 2001 in Indianapolis.  Mr. Gregorie was born on May 23, 1953 in Pompton Plains, NJ and was the child of Charles L. Gregorie and Marguerite Chrtistian both surviving and living in Summerville, SC.  By occupation he was self employed in a family business for 19 years and retired due to ill health.  He was a member of Hancock Coutny FOP #140.  Mr. Gregorie is survivied by his wife Susan L. Miner Gregorie, Greenfield; son Michael C. Gregorie, Greefield; daughter Cheryl L. Gregorie, Carthage; brother Charles L. Gregorie, Jr. Summerville, SC and 2 grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.  Pasco Memorial Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.

JAMES JOSEPH CROSS
James Joseph Cross, 84, a resident of Greenfield died June 6, 2001 at Hancock Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Cross was born November 1, 1916 in Hammond, Indiana and was the child of the late James v. Cross and Sarah Ann (Walsh) Cross. He retired in 1982 from Ford Motor Co., Indianapolis after 30 years.  He was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church Parish, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post #119.  He is survived by his wife Esther; Sons: Donald Cross of Golden, CO, Paul Cross of Indianapolis and Russell Cross and Patrick Cross of Greenfield; Daughter: Mrs. David (Linda) Holmes of New Palestine; and 9 grandchildren.  The services for Mr. Cross will be held on Saturday, June 9th, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. with a Mass celebrated at the St. Michael Catholic church officiated by Father Severin Messick, O.S.B. A Rosary7 Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday.  Calling will be from 3-5 and 7-9 Friday at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary and burial will be at Park Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Michael's Catholic Church.

DANIEL W. BENNETT
Daniel W. Bennett, 22, a resident of Indianapolis, IN died Monday, June 4, 2001 at the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis.  The cause of death is under investigation by the Marion County Coroner.  Mr. Bennett was a self employed contractor.  There will be private graveside funeral services for Mr. Bennett at Park Cemetery, Greenfield, IN. without calling.  He is survived by his mother Terri McDaniel; Father Doug Bennett; Step-mother: Melanie Bennett; Step-father Todd Woodbury; Sister Chelsey Marie Thompson; Brother: Joshua Bennett; Grandparents: Della and Alvin Jones, Mike and Bonnie McDaniel; Great Grandmother: Ruth Harley.  Pasco Memorial Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.

BEULAH M. SCOTT
Beulah M. Scott, 91, a resident of Greenfield, Indiana died June 5, 2001 at Brandywine Manor Nursing Home, Greenfield.  She had been a Homemaker and a Fuller Brush Dealer for 6 years.  Ms. Scott was a member of the Faith Untied Methodist Church; a member and former President of the United Methodist Women's Society; the 50 plus Club of Greenfield and the Greenfield Senior Citizens.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith United Methodist Church for Cecil and Beulah Scott Memorial Fund.  She was pre-deceased by her husband Cecil W. Scott.  Funeral Services for Ms. Scott will be Saturday, June 9, 2001 at the Faith United Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow in Park Cemetery.  Calling will be Friday, June 8, 2001 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary and from 9 - 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church.  She is survived by step-brother Denzil Schakel; 3 grandchildren; 4 great grand-children; and l great great grandchild.

NORA ELIZABETH GRAHAM
Nora Elizabeth Graham (Savil) of Fortville, Indiana died at 4:20 P.M. Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at Hancock Memorial Hospital Greenfield, In. The fatherís name was Leslie Savill and mother Fannie Davidson. She was born in Eden, Indiana on March 24, 1924. She married Eugene Graham who is deceased. They were married February 19, 1944. They lived at Searcy, Arkansas.
She is survived by Children: Bobbie Graham, Christina Mattox, Patricia Lindsay, and Marcia Huston all of Fortville. Robin White and Cindy Collins of Indianapolis. Brother: Floyd Savill of Jessup, Maryland and Sister: Dorothy Dunn of Indianapolis: 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Ms. Graham was preceded in death by husband Eugene Graham, son James Graham, parents and brother Rex Sevill.
She was a former member of both the Fortville American Legion Post 391 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6904. Ms. Graham was a homemaker. The date of the funeral is 10:30 am on Friday June 8, 2001 at Ronald J. Seals Funeral Home in Fortville, Indiana. She will be buried at Gravel Lawn Cemetery in Fortville, Indiana. Visiting hours are Thursday, June 7, 2001 from 4 to 8 pm at Ronald Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, Indiana.

EVELYN L. SANDERS
Evelyn L. Sanders, 78, a resident of Greenfield, Indiana died Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at Hancock Memorial Hospital.  She was born June 18, 1922 in Greenfield, Indiana and was the child of the late Ernest Frazier and the late Eva Bodkin Frazier.  By occupation she was employed by Merchants Bank and retired from its Clerical Department in 1991.  She was a member of the Philadelphia United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star #213 in New Palestine.  Ms. Sanders was educated at Indiana Business College in 1968.  She leaves surviving sons: James Edward Sanders of Evansville, Phillip Sanders of Shreveport, LA and David Sanders of Greenfield; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  Her husband Johnnie E. Sanders preceded her in death in 1988.  Services for Ms. Sanders will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2001 at Pasco Memorial Mortuary officiated by Rev. David Edwards.  A special Eastern Star Service will be held 7:30 p.m., Thursday, and calling is scheduled for 3-8 p.m. Thursday.  Burial will be in the Philadelphia Cemetery, Philadelphia, IN. 

FRIEDA l. (SANDER) NANCE
Frieda L. (Sander) Nance, 63, a resident of Greenfield, Indiana died Saturday, June 2, 2001, as the result of an auto accident. Ms. Nance was born May 28, 1938 at Jasper, Indiana.  She was the child of the late John Sander and Elenora (Shepperd) Sander.  She was a retired employee of the Hancock Memorial Hospital and had been a pharmacy technician for twenty five years.  She retired in 1992.  She was a member of the Greenfield Jay She and its Past President and belonged to the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Jasper, IN. She is survived by her spouse Gordon Nance who she married August 31, 1957; two sons: Mark Nance and Jeff Nance both of Greenfield; brother Ed Sander of Jasper, Indiana; si8sters Dorothy Osar of Ferdinand and Betty Ferrel of Indianapolis; and 4 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her brother Robert Sander.  Services will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at Pasco Memorial Mortuary in Greenfield officiated by Father Severin Messick, O.S.B..  Calling will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2001 with burial to be at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy's and Girls Club of Hancock County.

MR. LORAN EARL YOUNG
Mr. Loran Earl Young, 67, a resident of rural Greenfield and former resident of Shirley passed away Saturday morning , June 2, 2001, at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. He was born July 2, 1933 in Markleville, the son of the late Andrew Jackson and Tillie Mae (Reno) Young.  Mr. Young was a 30 year employee of Ford Motor Co. in Indianapolis retiring in June of 1991 and was former owner of the Broken Arrow Archery Shop in Shirley.  survivors include his wife of 31 years Anita (Friddle) Young of rural Greenfield; four daughters Jean Potts, Mrs. Jeff (Pam) Smith, Mrs. Mike (Dawn) McDaniel, all of Greenfield, Mrs. Jack (Deanna) Schantz of New Palestine, one son, Cody (wife Donna) Young of Alexandria, one sister Loretta Chambers of Pendleton, two brothers, Robert Young of Manning, SC, Chester Young of Anderson,; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, three brothers: Print, Hobert, Minvel and a sister Dolly Fisher, preceded him in death.  Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at the Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pat McDaniel officiating.  Burial will follow in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.  Friends may call Tuesday June 5, 2001 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.


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