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SALLY ANN STONE
Sally Ann (Arzet) Stone, 65, a resident of New Palestine died on October 24, 2001 at St. Francis Hospital. Ms. Stone had been a housewife.  She was born Feb. 19, 1936 in Indianapolis and was the child of the late Fredrick Arzet and the late Martha Yellington.  She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband Philip Arthur Stone of New Palestine; sons: Larry Eugene Stone of Greenfield and Bradley Arthur Stone of Greenwood; daughter: Sandra Elaine Lauk of Painted Hills of Martinsville; brothers Fredrick Arzet of Marietta, Georgia, William Arzet of Indianapolis, Paul Arzlet of Lakeland, FL, seven grandchildren and sister: Barbara Pike of Minneapolis.   Calling will be on October 26th from 4-8 p.m. at the Hendryx Mortuary, Cumberland Chapel.  The funeral service will be on October 27th at 11 a.m. at the Hendryx Mortuary, Cumberland Chapel

RICHARD L. INABNIT
Richard L. Inabnitt, age 70, died on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital in Carmel, Indiana.  He was born on March 5, 1931 to Louis and Emma (Curry) Inabnitt.  He married Kathleen B. (Brinkley) Inabnitt on November 16, 1974.  He was a member of the Pioneer's Club and IBEW Union.  He was employed by Western Electric for 27 years, retiring in 1986 and owned Inabnitt Construction Company.  Mr. Inabnitt was a US Navy veteran of ten years service.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m.  to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 at the Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield.  Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield with Pastor Doug Gast officiating.  Richard is survived by his wife, Kathleen Inabnitt of Greenfield, IN.  He is also survived by sons: Richard Inabnitt, Jr., Jeff Inabnitt, Tony Inabnitt and Nicholas Inabnitt, all of Florida and daughter, Lisa Hurley of Cicero, Indiana.  Mr. Inabnitt is survived by one brother, Charles Inabnitt of Martinsville, Indiana.  He is preceded in death by his parents. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association.

M. DAPHNE BEYERS
M. Daphne Beyers, 89, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at Regency Place.  Ms. Beyers was born on June 16, 1912 at Greene County, Indiana and was the child of the late Josephus Quimby and the late Lulla Irene McDonald.  She was a housewife.  Ms. Beyers was a member of the Hancock County Farm Bureau, Hancock County Rural Youth, and was a Hancock County Women's Leader (Farm Bureau).  She was married on July 2, 1932 to Rex O. Beyers who predeceased her.  She is survived by daughter Roberta Ward of Greenfield and Albertia Kelley of Bloomington, 1 grandchild and 1 great grandchild.  She was also preceded in death by sister Alma Groomer. Services for Ms. Beyers will be at 11:00 a.m. October 26, 2001 at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary officiated by Dr. Russell Jarvis.  Calling will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday October 25, 2001 at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary with burial to be in Park Cemetery, Greenfield, IN.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Shiloh Christian Church, 4980 South 500 East Road, Greenfield, IN 46140.

McCLERNAND "MAC" BUTLER
Veteran Col. McClernand Butler passed away on October 14th, 2001 at 6:35 p.m. due to natural causes.
COL. Butler was born July 10, 1910 in Springfield, IL to William J. Butler and Bessie (Cross) Butler.
Butler entered the Illinois National Guard in 1926 and attended West Point Military Academy from 1930-1933.  While at West Point he set records for marksmanship which are still unbroken.  In 1933, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Illinois National Guard.  Butler entered Federal service on March 5th, 1941 as a 2nd Lieutenant, and in 1944 was promoted to Lt. Colonel.  Upon his retirement from military service in 1960, Butler was promoted to full Colonel.
During WWII he served with distinction on the front lines of the European Theater.  Butler was commander of the 3rd Battalion, 395th Infantry Regiment.  On May 22, 1943 he was appointed Regimental Executive Officer of the 393rd Infantry Regiment and on July 17th, 1945 he was appointed Regimental commander of the 394th Infantry Regiment  where he remained until the regiment was returned to the United States.  Butler was discharged from the service on January 14th, 1945.
Once back in Illinois, Butler helped to form the 123rd Infantry Regiment Illinois National Guard, 44th Infantry Division.  This division was mobilized in 1952 because of the war in Korea and Butler received his orders for the Far East.  He was originally assigned as a Battalion Commander in the 7th Infantry Division and later was assigne3d to the division staff.
A Silver Star, Purple Heart and four Bronze Stars were among the many decorations Col.. Butler received while in the service.  However it was the Presidential Unit Citation that his unit received for their actions during the Battle of the Bulge of which Butler was most proud.
He was married on January 23, 1937 to Madge Grimes of Lexington, IL.  The Butlers moved their family from Springfield, IL to Ottawa in 1947,  Col. Butler was the Ottawa and LaSalle branch manager for the Illinois Bell Telephone Company.
Colonel Butler was the Past President of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Past President of the Ottawa Rotary Club where he held membership for over 35 years.  He also held membership in the Elks Club, Dede-Co Golf Club, American Legion, VFW, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, Order of the Indian Wars of the Untied States and was a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America.
The Butlers were former members of the Presbyterian and Congregational Churches, but had been attending the Illinois Valley Evangelical Free Church in Ottawa for the past several years.
As a resident of Greenfield, Colonel Butler lived at Green Tree Assisted Living Community and continued his membership at the Rotary Club of Greenfield.
Colonel Butler is preceded in death by his wife Madge (Grimes) Butler of Ottawa, his brother Wirt Butler of Wheaton, IL and his sisters Louise (Butler) Flake of Rockville, MD, and Elizabeth (Butler) Mchenry of Albuquerque, NM.
Colonel Butler is survived by his daughter Susan Elizabeth (Butler) Crawford of Greenfield, IN, son in law David Bialy Crawford of Greenfield, IN, grandson McClernand Butler Crawford of New Palestine, IN, granddaughter-in-law Stephanie Ann (Graham) Crawford of New Palestine, IN  and great-grandchildren Graham Butler Crawford and Elizabeth Chase Crawford of New Palestine, IN.
McClernand Butler will be remembered as a war hero, community leader, loving family man, and a good neighbor.  He will be sorely missed.
Visitation will be held at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield, IN Thursday, October 18th, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to The National WWII Memorial in Washington D.C.

HAZEL AILEEN PARKER (RODGERS)
Hazel Aileen Parker (Rodgers), 83, a resident of Indianapolis and former resident of Ingalls and Fortville died at 10:58 Sunday, October 14, 2001 at Regency Place Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.  She was the child of the late Oliver Lewis Rodgers and the late Blonnie Mae Cunningham. Ms. Parker was born in Daniel Boone, Kentucky on January 18, 1918 and was married to the late Lacey Logan Parker.  She is survived by sons: Robert L. (wife Janet) Parker of Fortville; Lewis Ray (wife Diane) Parker of Noblesville; Benjamin R. (wife Georgia) Parker of Ingalls; Daniel J. Parker of Muncie; daughter Nancy J. (husband Gregg) Davis of Terre Haute; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers: Cleatis (wife Geneva) Rodgers of Dixon, KY; Vernon C. (wife Lavene) Rodgers of North Little Rock, Arkansas; sisters: Agnes O. (husband E.G.) Madden of Dixon, KY; Naomi (husband Bill) Oglesby of White Plains, KY.  Ms. Parker was a member of the Eastview Christian Fellowship and the Indiana Women's Aglow (member and past president).  She was a homemaker.  The funeral for Ms. Parker will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN officiated by Rev. Keith Bennett of the Rossville Church of the Brethren with burial to follow at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, IN.  Visiting will be Monday, October 15, 2001 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Norethside Women's Aglow in care of the funeral home.

JOHN H. JENA
John H. Jena, age 68, Greenfield, formerly of South Bend, died on Friday, October 12, 2001 at Hancock Memorial Hospital.  He was born  on March 18, 1933 in South Bend to Theodore J. and Clara W. (Christman) Jena.  He graduated from South Bend Central High School in 1951 and from the University of Notre Dame in 1955 with a B.A. in Marketing.  He married Constance A. Akers on August 15, 1981.  Mr. Jena was a photographer for Bagby Studios in South Bend and a supervisor and Quality Controller for Caterpillar Logistics in Greenfield since 1995. He was a past Master of St. Joseph's F & AM #45 in South Bend, past Grand Master and past Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Indiana F & AM, a 33rd Degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite, a Shriner, a past Executive Officer for the Indiana Order of DeMolay, a Master Gardener, was in charge of the State speaker's Bureau for the Ronald McDonald House, a past member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Masonic Home, and an active member of the Brown's Chapel Wesleyan Church, Greenfield.  He is survived by his wife, Constance A. (Akers) Jena of Greenfield; two sons, Thomas A. Jena of Indianapolis and Douglas T. Jena of Huntington; a step-son, Christopher E. Smith of Clermont; a daughter, Luanne C. Hague of Camby; a step-daughter, Kelly J. Johnson of Greenfield; a brother, Max W. Jena of Orlando, FL; two sisters, Nancy L. Van Arsdol of Corpus Christi, TX and Carol A. Bock of Elmore, OH; eight grandchildren/ and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Jena was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Thomas F. Jena and George E. Jena.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 14, from 1 until 6 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary and 1 hour prior to services on Monday at Brown's Chapel in Greenfield.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 15, at 4 p.m. at Brown's Chapel Wesleyan Church in Greenfield.  Dr. James A. Dunn will be officiating.  Burial will be at Park Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to Brown's Chapel Wesleyan Church.

TAYLOR LEE POPE
Taylor Lee Pope, 16, a resident of Pendleton, IN and formerly of Fortville died at 6:50 a.m. Thursday, October 11, 2001 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH.  He was the child of Jay Pope and Karen Norris Pope and was born in Indianapolis, IN on February 15, 1985.  He is survived by both his father and mother; brothers Jeremiah and Jacob Pope both of Fishers; maternal;  grandparents Finis and Anthionette Norris of New Palestine; paternal grandparents Larry and Charlotte Pope of Fountaintown; and several aunts, uncles and cousins in Hancock County.  He was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Oaklandon.  He played football and was on the wrestling team and he also enjoyed hiking and camping.  This past summer he was a Ranger on the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina.  His greatest love was to go camping.  He was a sophomore student at Pendleton Heights High School and a former student of Hamilton Southeastern High School.  The funeral for Mr. Pope will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2001 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville officiated by Rev. John W. Sattler of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church.  The burial will be at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.  Visiting will be on Sunday, October 14, 2001 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Taylor Lee Pope Memorial Camper Scholarship c/o Deep Woods Camp 751 Walnut Hollow Road, Brevard, NC 28712.

REV. JOHN TAYLOR
Members of the Greenfield Christian Church and friends mourned the passing of Rev. John Taylor former minister of the church.  
The news came in the form of an E-mail from Rev. Taylor's wife to a member of the Greenfield congregation stating:
"Today the greatest change in my life occurred.  John passed away at 2:45 this afternoon (8 Oct., 2001).  John waited until I had taken a nap, had a bath and got "pretty" up just for him.  A Hospice nurse was with us because we were all so tired from the weekend.  He passed away in his sleep, quietly and he was in no pain.  The people of the church have been terrific, especially 3 special people who happened to be nurses.  John called upon them a lot and so did I towards the end of his life.  John's visitation are as follows:
Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.
Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Friday, friends may call at the First Christian Church from 9-11.
At 11 the funeral will begin.
The Marra Marshall Funeral Home at 2165 Chess St. is where the viewing will take place on Wednesday and Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the First Christian Church of Monongahela towards a "New Parsonage Fund" or to your favorite charity.
Thank you for all of your prayers of support that helped us to see through the past 6 months.  God Bless, Love, Nancy.

RAYMOND E. POPP
Raymond E. Popp, age 67, of 1604 Stonewall Drive, Greenfield, died on Saturday, October 6, 2001 at his home. Mr. Popp was formerly of Billings, Montana. He was born on December 25,1933 in Laurel, Montana to Henry and Mollie (Riel) Popp. He Married Faye Brousshard on December 26, 1954. Mr. Popp was a firefighter for Billings City Fire Department from 1955-1973, retiring in 1973. He also worked in sales and marketing for Morton Salt Company, retiring in 1996, and was in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1955. Mr. Popp was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Billings, a member of St. Michaelís Catholic Church of Greenfield, and a former Member of the Greenfield Lions Club. He is survived by wife, Faye (Brousshard) Popp of Greenfield; sons, Richard N. Popp of Indianapolis and Curtis H. Popp of Fishers; a daughter, Julie A. Heyn of Seattle, WA; a brother, Walter Popp of Seattle, WA; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his patents and his sister Ruth Snyder. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2001 from 6 to 8 P.M. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 10 A.M. at St. Michaelís Catholic Church in Greenfield. Father Severin Messick will be officiating. Burial will be at Park Cemetery immediately following the Memorial Service. Memorial contributions may be made to the New York Fallen Firefighters Relief Fund.

PAMELA JOAN TURNER GAYLORD
Pamela Joan Turner Gaylord, 41, a resident of Cumberland, died on Oct. 2, 2001 at her residence. She was born Feb. 5, 1960 and was the child of Dallas Turner and the late Maxine Hatke.  She was a supervisor at Navistar and served in the Air Force.  She is survived by her companion William Short of Cumberland, father Dallas Turner, sons Benjamin Campbell of Indianapolis and Quentin Beaux Campbell of Indianapolis and brothers Ricky Turner of Plainfield and Devin Turner of Avon.  Calling will be Friday, October 5, 2001 from 4-8 p.m. at Hendryx Cumberland Chapel.  The funeral service will be on Saturday Oct. 6th at 10 a.m. at the same location.  Burial will be at 2:30 Saturday at Allendale Cemetery in Allendale, Illinois.  Memorial contributions may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

ELEANOR V. BOOP (MARTIN)
Eleanor V. Boop (Martin), 87, a resident of Largo, FL, formerly of McCordsville IN died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2001 at Morton Plan Hospital, Clearwater, FL.  She was the child of the late William Martin and Viola Coultor and was born in Indianapolis, IN on March 18, 1914.  She was married to the late Joe Boop on February 26, 1937 in LaFountain, IN.  She is survived by her son Professor Roger Boop of Indiana and Dr. Kathleen School of Washington, D.C. Ms. Boop was a graduate of the former McCordsville High School and later graduated from Ball State Teacher's College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Education and English.  She was a member of the Central Christian Church in Clearwater, FL and was a former member of the McCordsville United Methodist Church.  Ms. Boop was also a member of the National Retired Teachers Association and National Association of Retired Federal Employees.  She had been a teacher of English and business education during the years 1935-45.  Following that she began a career in the Adjutant General's School at Ft. Benjamin Harrison as an instructor in shorthand.  She later became a writer and editor retiring in 1976 after 20 years for service.  The funeral for Ms. Boop will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN officiated by the Rev. Scott Cassel of the McCordsville United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in the Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, IN.  Visiting will be Tuesday, October 2, 2001 from 4 - 8 p.. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.

NORMA JEAN FILSON (SLAUSON)
Norma Jean Filson (Slauson), 65, of Eden, IN died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 216, 2001 at her home in Eden. Ms. Filson was the child of the late Clarence Slauson and Margaret Slauson and was born in South Bend, IN on September 26, 1936.  She was married to the late Jay L. Filson on June 8, 1958 at Anderson, IN.  She is survived by sons: Loran J. (wife Sherri) Filson of Kentwood, MI; Greg E. (wife Sheila) Filson of Noblesville; daughter Myra J. (husband Blake) Wilson of Sheridan; 7 grandchildren; sister: Rosemary Slauson of Richmond, IN; preceded in death by her husband Jay L. Filson in 1996 and her parents.  Ms. Filson attended Anderson College in Anderson, IN and was a member of the Fall Creek Christian Church.  She was the custodian of the Fortville Christian Church for 16 years.  The funeral for Ms. Filson will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday October 1, 2001 at the Fall Creek Christian church, Pendleton, IN officiated by Rev. Roy Norville of the Fall Creek Christian Church with burial to follow at the Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, IN.  Visiting will be Sunday, September 30 from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville and October 1, 2001 from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the Fall Creek Christian Church in Pendleton.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Fall creek Christian Church.

FRANCES G. (YOUNG) HEWITT
Frances G. (Young) Hewitt, age 86, of 11708 N. St. Rd. 9, Fountaintown, IN, died on Thursday7, September 27, 2001  at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield.  She was born on April 8, 1915 in Brooklyn, IN, to Irvin and Mattie (Kinder) Young.  she graduated from New Palestine High School in 1933.  She married Raymond Hewitt.  Ms. Hewitt worked in food service for Eli Lilly and Company, Greenfield and Western Sizzler.  she also worked at the Thomas Drug Store in Greenfield.  Ms. Hewitt retired in 1990.  Pastor Robert Young will be officiating.  She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Fisher of Fountaintown; her sister, Margaret Smith of Emmus, PA; several nieces and nephews; six (6) grandchildren; thirteen (13) great-grandchildren; and three (3) great-great-grand children.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1996, five (5) brothers, and one (1) sister.  visitation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mort8uary in Greenfield.  funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Erlewein Mortuary.  Burial will be at the Philadelphia Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

MARY PAULINE GABLE (WILLIAMS)
May Pauline Gable (Williams), 82, a resident of Pendleton and former resident of Fortville, Noblesville and Harford City died at 2:18 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at Riverview Hospital, Noblesville, IN.  She was the child of the late Charles E. Williams and Terpola Townsend. She was born May 18, 1919 in Harford City, Indiana and was married to Edward A. Gable on September 6, 1937.  Ms. Gable is survived by children: Wendell (wife: Judy) Gable of Fortville; Connie (husband: Ralph) Kerns of Pendleton; Kip A (wife: Carol) Gable of Greenfield; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister: Marge (husband: Dan) Sommers of Converse, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward A. Gable in 1992; her parents and sisters Ruth Sherrick and Gertrude Kirkwood.  She was graduated from Hartford City High School and belonged to the Noblesville Presbyterian Church.  Ms. Gable was a member of the Ponderosa Campground Association in Lake Webster, IN. She was the head cook at Hamilton Southeastern Middle School from 1976 until her retirement in the early 1980's. Prior to that she was the food service manager at the Indiana Gun Club from 1964 to 1975.  She had worked at various food service jobs throughout her life.  The funeral for Ms. Gable will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 28th at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home at Fortville, IN officiated by Rev. Mark Adcock of the New Life Christian Fellowship.  She will be buried at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis, IN .  Visiting will be Thursday, September 27, 2001 from 4 to 8 p.m at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

CONNIE M. PIERCE
Connie M. Pierce, age 54, died on Sunday, September 23, 2001 at the Hancock Memorial Hospital.  she was born on August 24, 1947  to Arthur and Anna (Carman) Pierce in Shelbyville, Indiana.  She was a graduate of Greenfield High School in 19645.  She was employed by Hancock Memorial Hospital and Health Services.  Prior to that she worked at Rollcoater, Inc. for twenty years.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday September 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior tot he 11:00 a.m. services on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield, Indiana.  Burial will be at Park Cemetery.  She is survived by a brother, Phillip R. Pierce of Greenfield, her mother, Anna F. (Carman) Pierce of Greenfield, son, Danny R. Neace of Greenfield and sister, Karen S. Marcum of Plymouth, Indiana.  Mrs. Pierce had three grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her father.

HERBERT "RICH" NEWKIRK
Herbert "Rich" Newkirk, 48, Indianapolis died September 21, 2001 at Community Hospital East.  He had been self employed.  Survivors include his mother Florence Ester Richardson; daughter: Holli Newkirk and son: J.R. Newkirk; brothers: Randy, Ronny and Mike Newkirk and Brian McCarthy; sister: Miriam Bohnenkamp: step sister Lisa Rowe: and step-mother: Linda Newkirk.  No services are scheduled, nor calling.  Burial will be by cremation.  Hendryx Mortuary East Washington Street Chapel is handling the arrangements.

JACK M ARNOLD
Jack M. Arnold, 82, a resident of Fortville, IN died on 4:42 p.m. September 20, 2001 at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield, IN.  He was the child of the late Don Arnold and Eva Reed.  He was born at Kokomo, Indiana on February 9, 1919.  He was married to Juanita L. Gahimer Arnold.  They were married June 8, 1943 at Midland, TX.  His wife survives as did his son Kit (wife Jo) Arnold of Fortville; Don (wife Debbie) Arnold of Ft. Mitchell, KY; daughters: Lochis (husband David) Farrar of Murfreesboro, TN; Lora Kay ( husband Ronnie) Wedgeworth of Fortville, 10 grandchildren: 6 great-grandchildren; brother: Norman Arnold Anderson; sisters: Oma (husband Bob) Jordan of Anderson; Rev. Barbara Arnold of Anderson; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Arnold attended Indiana Central College and the Arthur Jordan School of Music in Indianapolis.  Mr. Arnold was a World War II Army Staff Sergeant.  He was a member of the Fortville United Methodist Church.  Mr. Arnold was active in he Fortville United Methodist Church choir and other related activities, former member of the Fortville Lions Club, World War II Veteran of the Army Air Corpus owned and operated Arnold Construction in Anderson for several years, retiring around 1980.  He also worked as the church custodian at the Fortville Untied Methodist Church for several years until 1991.  He also worked at Broadway Hardware in Fortville for several years until February 2001.  The funeral for Mr. Arnold will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 24, 2001 at the Fortville United Methodist Church, Fortville, Indiana, officiated by Rev. Mark Dwyer Fortville United Methodist Church.  He will be buried at Park View Cemetery, Alexandria, Indiana.  visiting will be Sunday, September 23rd from 2-6 p.m.. at the Ronald L. Seals funeral Home, Fortville and Monday, September 24, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the Fortville United Methodist Church.  Military Graveside Rites will be conducted September 24, 2001.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

PAUL LAURENCE BARTON
Paul Laurence Barton, 49, a resident of Fortville, IN died at 6:26 am Thursday, September 20, 2001 at the Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation center, Greenfield, IN.  He was the child of the late Jack W. Barton and Patricia Webster.  He was born in London, England on November 30, 1951and was married to the late Andrea Barton.  He is survived by son Ryan P. Barton of Pendleton; mother: Patricia (Webster) Barton; sister: Jacqueline P. Barton, both of Honolulu, Hawaii; granddaughter Kayla Barton of Pendleton.  He was preceded in death by his wife Andrea Barton and father Jack W. Barton.  Mr. Barton was a 1969 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and attended Ball State University.  He was a self-employed contractor and carpenter for 25 years.  The funeral for Mr. Barton will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 24, 2001 at the Ronald Seals Funeral Home in Fortville officiated by Rev. Mark Dwyer, Fortville United Methodist Church.  Visiting will be Monday, September 24th from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

HOWARD RASNICK
Howard Rasnick, 83, a former resident of Greenfield, IN, died September 18, 2001 at Pennington Gap, Virginia.  He is survived by Doris Smith Rasnick of Woodway, Virginia, his wife; David Rasnick, Plainfield IN and Jim Rasnick, Greenfield, his sons; Jean Batcher, Indianapolis; Mary Andis, Greenfield; Judy Oycus, Franklin; Marty Rasnick, Anderson; Nancy Harris, Elwood, his daughters; Sherry Huelet Hartford, IN, Sheila Smith, Texas; Martin Junior Smith California, Jim Smith Michigan, Tim Smith Florida and Jeff Smith Washington, his stepsons; James Rasnick, Delaware, brother; Mable Rainey, Oxford, OH; Edna Levgers, Hamilton, OH;  seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The funeral service for Mr. Rasnick will be held at the Gilliam Funeral Home in Virginia on Thursday.  Local graveside services will be held on Sept. 22d at 11 a.m. at Washington Park East Cemetery with burial there.  Hendryx Mortuary East Washington St. Chapel is handling local arrangements.

OLIVE  F. MILLS (FOUST)
Olive F.  Mills (Foust), 86, a resident of Fortville, IN died at 10:55 p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2001 at St. John's Medical Center, Anderson, IN.  Ms. Mills was the child of Leonard and Myrtle Foust, both deceased.  She was born in Cadiz, Indiana on August 27, 1915 and was married to Elvie Mills her husband of over 62 years who survives.  She is also survived by a sister Ruth Ullman of Ingalls, IN and 2 grandchildren: Leah N. Mills of Columbus, OH and Jason B. Mills of Mansfield, OH as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by son Gary Eugene Mills in 1994.  Ms. Mills was a member of the Fortville Baptist church.  She was a homemaker and was employed for several years as a nurse's aid at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis.  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 19th at the Ronald Seals Funeral Home, Fortville.  Visiting will be on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fortville Baptist Church.

MURIEL ELIZABETH ELSON LUDLUM
Muriel Elizabeth Elson Ludlum, 81, a resident of New Palestine died September 14,2001 at her residence.  Ms. Ludlum was born on January 21, 1920 at Waltham, Massachusetts.  Her mother was the late Stella Elson. She was a member of the New Palestine United Church and had been a housewife. Survivors include her husband Luther Ludlum and daughter Janice Ludlum of Lawrence, Indiana.  There will be no calling. Ms. Ludlum's funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 18th at 10:00 a.m. at the Hendryx Mortuary, New Palestine Chapel, New Palestine, IN.  Burial will be in the New Palestine Cemetery. 

VICTOR ARDIS
Victor Ardis, 63, a resident of New Palestine died Sept. 6, 2001 at his home.  He was born May 24, 1938 in Ottawa, Canada.  He was the child of the late Cunningham Ardis and the late Andre-Anna Ethier Ardis. He had been in sales management and was employed by AMTRAK railway from which he retired in 1998.  He had served in the Canadian Army and also in the U.S. Army after he became a United States citizen.  He is survived by his wife Martha (Gonzales) Ardis; brothers John Ardis of Canada and Gordon Ardis of California; sisters Lois Sanders of Canada and Harriet McCormick of Canada.  There will be no calling.  A Memorial Mass will be held on September 10, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 5333 E. Washington St., Hendryx Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

WILMA ROUDEBUSH
Wilma A. Roudebush, age 76, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on Friday, August 31, 2001 at her home.  She was born on August 27, 1925 in Indianapolis to Robert and Thetis (Light) Power.  She was a 1943 graduate of New Palestine High School.  She married Julian M. Roudebush on April 28, 1949 in Philadelphia.  She was a 50 year member of the North Park Order of Eastern Star.  She is survived by a son, Rick R. Roudebush of Greenfield; daughters, Wilann Beeson and Judy Roudebush, both of Greenfield and Thetis Wesley of Alamogordo, New Mexico.  She was preceded in death by her husband, her brother Robert Power; her son Bruce Roudebush; and grandson William Wesley.  Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenfield Public Library.  Erlewein Mortuary of Greenfield is handling arrangements.

CHARLES CLARK
Charles Clark, 78, of Greenfield, formerly of New Castle, died on Friday, August 31, 2001 at the Regency Place in Greenfield, IN.  He was born on February 23, 1923 to Charles and Marney Clark in Arizona.  He was employed at Ingersol Steel in New Castle until retirement.  Mr. Clark served in he United States Air Force during WWII.  He is survived by son Michael Clark of Jacksonburg, IN; daughters Susan Hassler of Boyertown, PA and Linda Clark of Oklahoma.  Mr. Clark had 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  A private memorial service will be held on Monday, September 3, 2001 in Jacksonburg, IN.  Interment will be in Jacksonburg, Indiana.  Erlewein Mortuary is handling arrangements.

KENNETH A. ZEHR
Kenneth A. Zehr, 63, a resident of Whiteland, IN died August 27, 2001 at Wishard Hospital.  Mr. Zehr was born at Jasper, Indiana on April 13, 1938 and was the child of the late Clarence Zehr and the late Margaret Bauer Zehr. He was an engineer employed by Indiana Gas Company now known as Vectron but had been retired.  Mr. Zehr was a Mason and a Purdue University graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering.  Just after high school he served his country as a member of the Indiana National Guard. He is survived by wife Peggy (Lottes) Zehr; son Craig Zehr of Indianapolis; daughter Robin Heath of Pensacola, FL; brothers Calvin Zehr and Edgar Zehr both of Franklin, IN; sister Edna Vanderschmidt of Jasper, IN and one grandchild.  He was also preceded in death by sister Evelyn Vanderschmidt and brother Robert Zehr.  A Memorial Service for Mr. Zehr will be held Saturday September l, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the New Palestine United Church, 15 E. Main Street, New Palestine, IN.  Memorial contributions may be made to the New Palestine United Church in lieu of flowers.

LORAINE W. FREELAND-LAUK
Loraine W. Freeland-Lauk, 61, a resident of Greenfield died on August 28th, 2001 at Hancock Memorial Hospital.  Ms. Freeland was born on January 2, 1940 at Dayton, Ohio and had lived in Greenfield many years.  She was the child of the late William Centers and the late Wilma Ringer Centers.  She was the owner of Beauty by Loraine Beauty Shop and for 20 years was the beautician at Regency Place Nursing Home.  She was a graduate of the Anderson Beauty College.  Services for Ms. Freeland-Lauk will be on August 31, 2001 at 10:00 a/m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary officiated by the Rev. David Edwards.  Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 30th, 2001 at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary with burial to be in Washington Park East Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.  Ms. Freeland-Lauk is survived by her husband Jerry Lauk of Greenfield: sons Mark Edward Freeland of Michigan and David Duane Freeland of Oklahoma: daughter Patricia Marie Settles of Greenfield: sisters: Phyllis Francis of Florida, Charlene Hoff of Greenfield, Darlene Dolan of Greenfield, Becky Alexander of Florida; and 6 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two children: William Scott Freeland and Linda Kay Freeland, sister Katie Avery and three brothers: Gerald Colinot and Roger and Dewey Centers.


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