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DOTTIE JONES
Dottie Jones, age 73, died on Friday, January 25, 2002 at her residence in Greenfield, Indiana. She was born in Greenfield, on February 2, 1928. She was the daughter of Morace Leo Edwards and Leona (Schneider) Edwards. She graduated from Greenfield High Scholl in 1946. She was a legal secretary for Locke and Reynolds of Indianapolis several years before retiring in 1993. Previously worked for Williams, Cone, & Billings of Greenfield. She was a former Girl Scout Leader, Avid bowler, volunteer for Hancock County Legal Assistance Assoc., Severed on the founding Board of Directors of ARC of Hancock County. Mrs. Jones was a friend to all animals.
Survivors are sons: Ron Jones of Pendleton, In; David Jones and Scott Jones, both from Greenfield, In.; daughters: Carol Bewley and Janet Wesseler, both from Greenfield, In.; sister: Sue Baker of Greenfield; 8 grandchildren. 
Graveside Service will be held on January 29, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. at the Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Indiana. Officiated by Rev. Dorothy Boruff. Memorial Contribution can be made to ARC of Hancock County.

JULIE A. (BOLANDER) CATT
Julie A. (Bolander) Catt, age 90, died Sunday, January 27, 2002 at Greenfield. She was born in Marion County, Indianapolis on March 24, 1911. She was the daughter of Benjamin Bolander and Margaret (Everett) Bolander. She married Marion Catt on June 8, 1929. She worked for Western Electric Co. of Indianapolis for 16 years. She was a member of Trinity Park United Methodist Church. She was survived by son: Jack Catt of Greenfield, In; sister: Lois Snider of Shirley, In.; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by Ernest Bolander-brother; Clarence Bolander-brother; Ada Smith-sister. 
Calling is January 30, 2002 at Pasco Memorial Mortuary from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral will be held on January 31, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. at Pasco Memorial Mortuary. Burial is at Washington Park East, Indianapolis, Indiana. Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Park United Methodist Church. 

MARGARET J. REICHENBACH (SHULL)
Margaret J. Reichenbach (Shull), age 80, of Fortville, died Monday, January 28, 2002 at Community Hospital East, Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born on July 29, 1921 in Hamilton County, Indiana. She was the daughter of Henry R. Shull and Bernice M. Beaver. She was a homemaker. She was a 1941 graduate of the former Eden High School. She was a member of Beech Grove Church of the Brethren in Pendleton, Indiana. Children survived her: Nancy (husband Eric) Crawford of New Palestine; Richard (wife Pam) Reichenbach of Greenfield; Harold (wife Karen) Reichenbach of Fortville; Deborah (husband Doug) Maxwell of Greenfield; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Thomas J. Reichenbach; son: Dwight Reichenbach; and grandson: Jeff Reichenbach and by two brothers.
Visiting hours are Wednesday, January 30, 2002 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, Indiana. The funeral will be at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home on Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. with the officiated by Rev. Jerry Keegan Beech Grove Church of the Brethren. Burial will be at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, Indiana. Memorial contributions can be made to American Diabetes Association. 
 

DEATH OF JANICE A. DYAR

     Janice A Dyar, 68, a resident of Greenfield died on Thursday, June 6, 2002 at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis.  Ms. Dyar was born on February 23, 1934 at Coal City, IN  and was the child of the late Sylvan Shouse and the late Mildred  (Lenning) Shouse.  She retired as a cashier at Kroger in 1996.  She was a member of the Greenfield Community Choir and the Greenfield Christian Church.  She was predeceased by her husband Harold W. Dyar in 1996.  She is survived by sons: Kevin Dyar of Greenfield and Bryan Dyar of Noblesville and Denise Dyar-Wood of new Palestine and Regina Dyar-Sheazin of Indianapolis and also by brother Lyle Shouse and sister Sharon Martin of Plainfield.  She is also survived by two grandchildren a, four step-grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren.   Services for Ms. Dyar will be Monday, June 10, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary officiated by Rev. David Edwards.  Calling will be at Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Sunday June 9 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. with entombment at Washington Park East, Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

DEATH OF DONALD H. MANN

Donald H. Mann, 78, a resident of Greenfield, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at Roudebush Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis, IN.  Mr. Mann was born April 14, 1924 at Wisconsin Rapids, WI.  He was the child of the late Benjamin Harry Mann and the late Hazel (Runyan) Mann. He was a machinist at Western Electric and AT&T.  Mr. Mann was a member of the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Trinity Park United Methodist Church.  His wife, Sandra Kay (Cooper) Mann of Greenfield, IN survives.  The two were married on Nov. 14, 1980.  Mr. Mann also leaves two brothers surviving him: Phillip Mann of Indianapolis and Richard Mann of Indianapolis.  Services for Mr. Mann will be Saturday, June 8, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary in Greenfield officiated by Rev. Michael Manning.   Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Friday, June 7, 2002 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Burial will be in Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Park United Methodist Church.

DEATH OF DELILAH JOSEPHINE IRETON (KINGEN)

Delilah Josephine Ireton (Kingen), 88, a resident of Ingalls, IN, died at 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield, IN. Ms. Ireton was the child of the late Ronald Kingen and the late Evah Sylvester and was born February 25, 1914 in Madison County, Indiana. She was married to Jesse E. Ireton on February 20, 1933. Mr. Ireton, her husband of over 69 years, survives. Ms. Ireton is also survived by sons: Jesse E. (wife Doris) Ireton of Shirley; Myron E. (wife Carolyn) Ireton of Ingalls; sisters-in-law: Lois Phillips of New Castle; Maxine Kingen of Greenfield; and Mildred Leonard of Fortville; 7 grandchildren: Justin Wilson of Anderson; Brenda Smith of Pendleton; Brian Ireton of Fortville; Shelia Lankford of Shirley; Cathy Reynolds of Wilkinson; Mickey Ireton of New Castle; Amy Rose of Knightstown; 17 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild. An adopted daughter Cindy Smith of Greensburg also survives her. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Orval Kingen and Marion Phillips, Jr.; sister Margaret Schafer and by grandson Monte Ireton. Ms. Ireton was a member of the Christ Fellowship Church of Shirley, IN and worked at the former Delco-Remy Division of General Motors Corporation in Anderson and its Horn Assembly Dept. from 1946 to 1955. Following that she was a homemaker. Services for Ms. Ireton will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31,2002 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN officiated by Pastor Ernie Robinson of the Christ Fellowship Church. Burial will follow at the Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, IN. Visiting will be on Thursday, May 30, 2002 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ingalls Volunteer Fire Department.

DEATH OF MARY (LANE) BOYD

Mary (Lane) Boyd, 96, a resident of Greenfield, IN died Monday May 27, 2002 at Brandywine Manor, Greenfield, IN. Mrs. Boyd was born to the late Lindley Tasso and the late Luellen (Kingery) Lane on December 28, 1908 in Greenfield, IN. She had worked as a Supervisor at several Hosiery Mills in the Midwest for 45 years prior to her retirement. Mrs. Boyd was also a member of the Mohawk Methodist Church in Mohawk, IN. Her daughter survives her: Mildred L. Boyd of Greenfield, IN.  Also several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father: Lindley Tasso Lane, mother: Lucllen (Kingery) Lane, husband: Edwin K. Boyd, sister: Frieda Wilkins Lowe’s, brothers: John and Noel Lane. Services for Mrs. Boyd will be Friday, May 31, 2002 at 2:00 p.m., at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary in Greenfield. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Bill Cordes. Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Friday, May 31, 2002 from noon to 2:00 p.m. with burial at Park Cemetery, Greenfield, IN. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Donor’s Choice. 

DEATH OF KIM DENISE HAMMONS

Kim Denise Hammons, 39, a resident of Greenfield, IN passed on May 26, 2002 in Greenfield IN. Mrs. Hammons was born on September 20, 1962 in Indianapolis, IN. She was the daughter of Norman Hammons and Margie (Parks) Wilson both residents of Greenfield, IN. Mrs. Hammons was a Homemaker at the time of her death. She also was a member of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Freedom Riders Club. Mrs. Hammons was a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School in 1981. Survivors are her sons: Joseph Didion of Greenfield, IN and Brandon Didion of Camby, IN. Daughters: Thresa and Amanda Wilson both of Greenfield, IN. Nieces: Crystal Jones and Kendall Roger, both residents of Greenfield, IN. Her Grandmother preceded her in death, Dolsie Hawkins. Services for Mrs.Hammons will be Thursday May 30, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary officiated by the Rev. Larry Hurd. Calling will be Wednesday, May 29, 2002 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. with burial at New Palestine Cemetery, New Palestine IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

DEATH OF MAEDREW (EVANS) SPARKS

Maedrew (Evans) Sparks, 80, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on Friday, May 24, 2002 in Indianapolis IN. She was a former resident of Connersville, IN before moving to Indianapolis. She was born on March 9, 1922 in Beattyville, KY. Mrs. Sparks was born to the late John Will Evans and the late Dora (Taylor) Evans. She retired in 1977 from Lords Clothing in Connersville, IN were she was a Sales Clerk. She was a member of Cumberland Christian Church. Mrs. Sparks was also a graduate of Connersville High School in 1941. Survivors include her Sons: Terry & wife Sondra Sparks of Atlanta, GA. Daughters: Sue A. and husband Richard V. Erk of Greenfield. Half Brothers: Clarence Evans of Mesa, AZ. (6) Granddaughters: and (1) Great Grandson. She was preceded in death by her Mother: Dora Evans, and Father: John W. Evans. Her Husband: Ernest J. Sparks. Her Sister: Anna Boyd Volz. Her Brother: Albertus Evans, and Half Brother: Harold Evans. Services will be Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. at Pasco Memorial Mortuary in Greenfield, officiated by the Pastor Bill Smith. Special Service (Masonic ECT.) Calling will be at Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Sunday May 26, 2002 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. with burial following at Dale Cemetery, in Connersville, IN on May 26, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, or the Cumberland Christian Church.

DEATH OF EVA L. (LEAMING) WEBER

Eva L. (Leaming) Weber, 97, as resident of Carrollton, Georgia, died on Monday, May 20, 2002 at Carrollton, Georgia. Ms. Weber was born on April 23, 1905 at Du Roi, Pennsylvania and was the child of the late Marcus Deal Wayman and the late May (Ross) Wayman. She worked for the Indiana State Welfare Department, L.S. Ayres and the Hancock County Schools. In 1968 she co-founded the Hancock County Family Services Unit. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Kappa and a former member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Christ Fellowship of Carrollton, Georgia at the time of her death and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She graduated form the University of Chicago in 1926. She leaves surviving her sons: Thomas Leaming of Carrollton, Georgia and Hugh Leaming, Jr. of Lafayette, Indiana; daughter-in laws: Olive Leaming of Lafayette, Indiana, sherry Leaming of Carrollton, Georgia and Sylvia Springer of Carrollton, Georgia; six grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband Hugh Leaming in 1943 and her second husband William Raymond Weber in 1981. Services are scheduled for Washington Park East (graveside) on Saturday May 25 at 10:30 a.m. A special Masonic ECT service is also planned. Calling will be at Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Friday, May 24, 2002 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Burial will be at Washington Park East, Indianapolis, IN.

DEATH OF PAUL T. TERRELL 

    Paul T. Terrell, 84, a resident of Fortville, IN and formerly of Sullivan IN died at 6:59 Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 2500 West SR 238, Fortville, IN. Mr. Terrell was the child of the late William D. Terrell and the late Bessie Taylor and was born on May 13, 1918.  He was married to Judy Gettinger Terrell on August 28, 1948 at Sullivan, IN.  Ms. Terrell survives.  
Paul Terrell was one of the most noted educators that Hancock County has ever known as well as being a man whose friendship was held most dear to those who knew him.
He was an educator for 38 years.  He was a classroom teacher for 19 years and spent 19 years in administration.  He was the principal of the old McCordsville High School and principal of the old Vernon Township High School (now Mt. Vernon High School).  He was the last Superintendent of the Hancock County Schools.  He retired from the Indianapolis Public Schools in 1979.
Mr. Terrell was on six years of active duty with the Army Air Corps during World War II and Korea.  He was a Prisoner of War in Germany for two years during World War II.  He retired as a Major in the United States Air Force Reserves in 1978 after twenty years service.  
He was a graduate of Sullivan High School and Indiana State Teacher's College (now Indiana State University).
Mr. Terrell held a deep commitment to the future of the youth of the Hancock County community.  He was the Fortville Troop 237 Scoutmaster from 1963 to 1983 and nurtured 61 Eagle Scouts.  He received the Woodbadge and Silver Beaver Award.  He was also a life member and past president of the Fortville Optimist Club and affiliated with the Easter Seal Society, Association for Retarded Citizens, Lions Club, Hancock County Historical Society and the Greenfield Christian Church.  He was a former member of the Mt. Vernon School Board and former Vernon Township Trustee.
Mr. Terrell is survived by his wife of over 53 years, Judy (Gettinger) Terrell of Fortville; sons: Steve P. Terrell of Lizton, IN, David R. Terrell of Madison, IN; daughters: Mary Holley of Fortville; Barbara Balbach of McCordsville, Becky Holbert of Clinton; 15 grandchildren: Libby Miller Manship, Tim and Todd Miller, Meredith and Daniel Terrell, Mindy Holley, Jessie and Matt Terrell, Jake , Abby, Sam and Ellie Balbach, Erica, Lexi and Andy Holbert; and sister Mary Walker of Memphis, TN.  
Mr. Terrell was preceded in death by his parents, daughter: Nancy Terrell Miller; brothers: Merle Terrell and Roy Terrell; and sisters: Ruth Perkins and Esther Neff. 
Services for Mr. Terrell will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN officiated by Rev. Paul Gettinger with burial in Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, IN.  Visiting will be Tuesday, May 31, 2002 from 3 - 8 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville.  Military Graveside Rites will be held May 22d led by the Fortville American Legion Post 391 and the Fortville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6904.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Community Foundation for the Nancy Terrell Miller Scholarship Fund.

 DEATH OF JOSEPH P. ROSEMAN

Joseph P. Roseman, 73, a resident of lake Placid, FL died Wednesday May 15, 2002 at Lake Placid, FL.  Mr. Roseman was born August 22, 1928 at Indianapolis, IN and was the child of the late Joseph L. Roseman and the late Lorene (Cart) Roseman. Mr. Roseman was a resident of New Palestine and had been wintering in Lake Placid since 1985 before permanently residing there in 1994.  He had worked as an insulator for Performance Contracting of Indianapolis retiring in 1990.  He was a member of Lake Placid Elks 2661 and volunteered at Florida Hospital of Lake Placed for several years.  He is survived by his wife Martha Ann (Lowe) Roseman of Lake Placid, FL and also by son Thomas Roseman of West Newton, IN and daughters: Marcia Milner of Columbia, MO and Elyse Rumely of New Palestine, IN; brothers Thomas Roseman of Camby, IN; Richard Roseman of Brownsburg, IN, John Roseman of Indianapolis, IN, William Roseman of New Palestine, IN and Stephen Roseman of Indianapolis, IN; and four grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by Carolyn Woodruff, sister; and James and Michael Roseman, brothers.  Services for Mr. Roseman will be Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 10:00 p.m. at the St. Michael's Catholic Church, Greenfield officiated by Rev. Joseph Riedman.  Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with burial at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice of Mid Florida, P.O. Box 1884, Sebring, FL 33871.

DEATH OF CAROLYN JUNE (RONEY) ROSENBROCK

     Carolyn June (Roney) Rosenbrock, 81, passed on May 14, 2002.  Born on April 1, 1921 in Hancock County, she lived her life as a farm wife and businesswoman in both Marion and Hancock Counties.  She was her class Salutatorian and a graduate of Mt. Comfort High School.  She graduated from the Indiana Business School in Indianapolis.
     She married Charles L. Rosenbrock in October, 1941.  Their married life began on a family owned farm in Marion County near Lawrence where they lived until 1963.  They then purchased a farm in Eastern Hancock County near Wilkinson.
     Carolyn as the office manager for Farm Bureau Insurance in Indianapolis for several years and after moving to Hancock County, she worked at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital.  Carolyn was a 4-H Leader for fifteen years, 60-year member of the Lawrence Chapter of the Eastern Star and active member of the Indiana Daffodil Society.  flowers from her garden won several state awards.  She was a member of the Nameless Creek Christian Church were she worked on building projects, craft items to decorate the church and donated her time for many activities.  Carolyn enjoyed her gardens, sewing projects including cross stitch and quilting, and especially playing cards with her many fields.
     She and her husband Charles raised two daughters, Nancy Ann (Rosebrock) Reier and Linda Jane (Rosenbrock) Hardin.  Carolyn was preceded to death b her beloved Charles in 1990 and elder daughter, Nancy, in 2000.  Survivors include daughter Linda, residing in Ketchikan, Alaska, and grandchildren Leanna (Hardin) Walter, husband Richard Walther and Carl Hardin, wife Shannon Hardin, great grandchildren, Timothy and Andrew Walther in North Andover, Massachusetts, and Shelby, Wyatt, and Kaden Hardin in Mission Viejo, California.
     Funeral arrangements have been made at Pasco Mortuary, 1780 W. Main St., US 40 West, Greenfield, Indiana, with viewing on Thursday, May 16  4-8 p.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary and services at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Friday, May 17, at 1:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest at the Park Cemetery in Greenfield next to her husband. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence, Indiana Chapter of the Eastern Star. 

DEATH OF PEARL M. SHAW

     Pearl M. Shaw, 90, a resident of Greenfield, Indiana died at Regency Place of Greenfield, IN on Tuesday, May 14, 2002.  Ms. Shaw was born on August 24, 1911 at Terry, West Virginia and was a child of the late Richard Wright and the late Ella (Kincaid) Wright.  She worked as a machine operator for Western Electric from 1950 retiring in 1974.  She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Greenfield Church of God.  She leaves surviving a son Larry D. Cole of Greenfield and a daughter Janice I. Stanley of Greenfield, several grandchildren and great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by son Hubert E. Cole, brother Ray Wright and Roy Wright and grandson Jeffery Stanley.  Services for Ms. Shaw will be on Friday, May 17, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield.  Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Thursday, May 16, 2002 fro, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with burial in Park Cemetery, Greenfield, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at 9135 North Meridian Street, Suite B-4, Indianapolis, IN 46209.

DEATH OF MARGARET E. ROBERTS

Margaret E. Roberts, 49, a resident of New Palestine, IN died Monday May 13 at Indianapolis Community Hospital East.  She was born February 8, 1955 at Indianapolis, IN and had worked for Kroger Company of Indianapolis as a Front End Supervisor for 28 years retiring in 2002.  Ms. Roberts was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church of Greenfield, IN.  She is survived by her husband Donald J. Roberts of New Palestine who she married November 6, 1976.  Ms. Roberts is survived by daughters Melissa Roberts of Indianapolis, IN and Kristin Roberts of New Palestine, IN; brother Herlen Lowe, Jr. of Greenfield; and sister Mary Ellen Brown of Laredo, TX.  Services for Ms. Roberts will be Friday, May 17, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary officiated by Father Severin Messick C.S.B. Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Thursday, May 16, 2002 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with burial at Washington Park East, Indianapolis, IN.

DEATH OF JIMMY W. RUCKER

Jimmy W. Rucker, 60, of Greenfield, IN died on Saturday, May 11, 2002 at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield, IN.  Mr. Rucker was born July 20, 1941 in Carthage, IN and was the child of the late John Rucker and the late Vera (Bolton) Rucker. Mr. Rucker was retired from 1936 from Roll Coater, Greenfield following 27 years employment.  He was a member of the Greenfield Moose Lodge (20 year member), and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam (1961-66).  His wife Brenda (Willey) Rucker who he married July 14, 1980 survives.  He is survived by sons: Tim Rucker of Greenfield and Jimmy E. Rucker, Jr., of Fairland; daughters: Danyelle Moore of Morristown, IN, Melissa Wilson of Illinois and Richelle Strahl of Greenfield; brothers: John Rucker of Fortville, Mike Rucker of Florida, and Edward Neil Rucker of Greenfield; sister: Chris Rucker of Florida; and 15 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sister Linda Spence.  There will be no services and there will be a private family burial following cremation.

BETH Y. HARMON

Beth Y. Harmon, 49, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on Saturday, May 4, 2002 at Greenfield, IN.  Ms. Harmon was born at Greenfield, IN on March 11, 1953 and was the child of Home Jessie and Christine (Bishop) Jessie, both of Greenfield, who survive.  She was a bank teller at Union Savings and loan of Greenfield and also was the owner of Aerobics Unlimited where she taught exercise classes.  She previously taught line dancing and was a 1971 graduate of Greenfield Central High School  She is served by son Keith Harmon of Greenfield, IN and daughter Stacy Harmon of Greenfield, IN.  A brother, Jeff Jessie, of Greenfield, IN also survives.  Services for Ms. Harmon will be Wednesday, May 8 at 1 p.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield. Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary Tuesday, May 7, 2002 from 4 to 9 p.m. with burial at Park Cemetery. 

DEATH OF LAURA J DEVOY (SNOW)

     Laura J. Devoy (Snow), 42, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on May 2, 2002 at her home.  Ms. Devoy was born December 3, 1959  in Pensacola, FL and was the child of the late Armond D. Snow and the late Margaret E. (Owens) Snow. She was a homemaker. Ms. Devoy was a member of the Brookville Road Community Church, New Palestine.  She graduated in 1978 from Madison High School in San Diego, CA and was a 1980  graduate of Clair Junior College with a degree in Business Management, Travel and Tourism.  Services will be private conducted by Pastor Hubert Nolen.  Calling will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7th, at the Erlewein Mortuary.  Burial will be by cremation.  Her husband Daniel E. Devoy who she married on October 11, 1985 survives as do brother Tony Snow and several other brothers and sisters.  There are no children.  
 

DEATH OF WILLIAM F. BENNETT

William F. Bennett, 57, a resident of Oaklandon, IN and former resident of Anderson and Fortville died on Monday, April 29, 2002 at community Hospital North, Indianapolis, IN.  Mr. Bennett was the child of the late George Bennett and the late Genevieve Bond and was born on August 13, 1944 in Anderson, IN.  He was married to Mary Kay Kelly Bennett on June 27, 1969.  He is survived by his wife of over 32 years Mary Kay (Kelly) Bennett and son John Michael Bennett both of Oaklandon; mother: Genevieve Bennett and sister: Patricia (husband Bill) Bratlingter both of Anderson; several nieces and nephews.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Mr. Bennett was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 266, Anderson, IN and had worked at the former Brookside Corporation Plant in McCordsville for 25 years.  Following that he worked as a maintenance worker at Maplewood community Mobile Home Park for the past 5 years.  The funeral for Mr. Bennett will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2002 at the Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery, Anderson, IN with burial to follow in that cemetery. Visiting will be Thursday, May 2, 2002 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville.

DEATH OF BILLY R. WYATT

     Billy R. Wyatt age 67 years, a resident of Knightstown, passed away at his residence Sunday, April 28, 2002 following an extended illness.  He was born August 1, 1934 in Knightstown, Indiana the son of the late Lilburn and Della (Reed) Wyatt.  He was a US Marine and Veteran of the Korean War.  Bill worked at Rice Ford Sales in Knightstown for 42 years and retired from Tom True Auto in 2001.  He was an active member of the Knightstown American Legion post #152 where he previously served as Post Commander and on the Board of Trustees and member of the Knightstown Home Committee. He was a member and Past Master of Golden Rule Lodge #16 F&AM and a past member of the Board of Trustees for Glen Cove Cemetery.
     He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary (Fields) Wyatt of Knightstown; 1 son, Bruce (wife, Kelli) Wyatt of California; 1 daughter, Beth of Indianapolis; 5 grandchildren, Christopher, Jackson, Jessica, Morgan and Grace; 2 brothers: Forrest (wife Norene) Wyatt of Knightstown and Caley (wife, Martha) of Knightstown; 2 sisters: Marie Smith of Carthage and Atha Lee Frederickson of Oregon; several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by son Bradley Wyatt; sisters: Okall Bates, Bobbie Goodwin, Arbutus Lindsay, Joy Ewing and Aileen White; brothers; Jack, Morgan, and Wilmer Wyatt.
     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2002 at the Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Bill House officiating.  Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown with Military Graveside Rites given by the Knightstown American Legion Post #152.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit or the City of Hope Cancer Research Center.

DEATH OF ROBERT J. SETTLE

Robert J. Settle, 67. a resident of Noblesville, In and formerly of Fortville, died at 4:44 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2002 at Riverview Hospital Noblesville, IN.  Mr.  Settles was the child of the late John A. Settle and the late Sophia Wyant and was born in Corydon, Indiana on August 7, 1934.  He is survived by sons: Robert J. Settle II serving in the Untied States Air Force in Altus, OK; Gregory J. Settle of Greenwood; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother: John W. Settle of Fortville; and sister: Clara Gene Thomson of Ft. Myers, FL. He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and served in the Air national Guard for 8 years.  He retired from Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #440 in 1996 after 24 years service.  The funeral for Mr. Settle will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fort5ville, IN officiated by Rev. Charles Voight of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church with burial at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, IN.  Visiting will be Tuesday, April 30, 2002 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville.

DEATH OF DAVID L. HENNIS JR.

David L. Hennis, Jr., 33, a resident of Lapel, IN died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2002 at Community Hospital of Anderson, Anderson, IN. Mr. Hennis was the child of David Lee Hennis, Sr. and Carol F. Shephard and was born in Greenfield, IN on June 22, 1968.  He was married on December 30, 1999 to JoLinda F. Spaur Hennis, Jr., who survives.  Mr. Hennis is also survived by a son: Tyler True of Noblesville; daughters: Haley L. Williams of Lapel and Chelsea R. Hennis of Lapel; parents: David Lee and Carol (Shephard) Hennis, Sr., of Ingalls; sister and brother-in-law: Sherry and Sam Allgood of Fortville; mother-in-law: Judy (Burton) Spauer of Mt. Comfort; father-in-law: Joe A. Spaur of Alexandria: sister-in-law: Jacque (husband Mike) Sheable of Noblesville; a niece and a nephew.  Mr. Hennis was a union laborer for Local No. 1112 of Muncie.  The funeral for Mr. Hennis will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN officiated by Rev. Richard Cole Daybreak of the Community Church in Lapel.  Burial will follow at Gravel lawn Cemetery, Fortville, IN.  Visiting will be Monday, April 29, 2002 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN.  

DEATH OF ESTELLE A. CAIRNS (HURLEY)

Estelle A. Cairns (Hurley) 82, Fortville, died at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at her home in Fortville, Indiana.  Ms. Cairns was the child of the late John J. Hurley and the late Elizabeth Cullen.  She was born in Summit, South Dakota on November 9, 1919 and was married to the late Harry W. Cairns who passed away in 2000.  Ms. Cairns is survived by her sons: Patrick J. (wife Kathy) Cairns of Fishers, Thomas J. Cairns of Fortville; daughters: Rosemary C. Ritchie of Indianapolis, Kathryn C. Johnson of Fortville; 6 grandchildren; sisters: Josephine Brakel of Irvington, TX and Florence Schmeling of Vancouver, WA.  She was preceded in death by a child Michael Cairns in 1967 as well as her husband and several brothers and sisters. Ms. Cairns was a member of the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and the St. Ann's Club of that church as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 391 and its Ladies Auxiliary. She retired from RCA Corporation in 1984 after 17 years as a customer service representative.  The funeral for Ms. Cairns will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2000 at the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Fortville, IN officiated by Fr Albert Ajamie with burial at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, IN.  Visiting will be Friday, April 26, 2002 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN.  There will be a Rosary Service on April 26 at 7 p.m. led by the St. Thomas Rosary Society.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

DEATH OF JACK C. ANDREWS, SR.

Jack C. Andrews, Sr., 86, a resident of Greenfield, IN and former resident of South Bend died on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at Greenfield.  Mr. Andrews was born June 28, 1915 at Gary, Indiana and was the child of the late Fredrick L. Andrews and the late Pearl M (Collum) Andrews.  By occupation he was a radio/television engineer for WISH TV, Indianapolis from 1952 until retiring in 1976.  He was a ham radio operator for 63 years (Call W9YWE).  He had taught Morse code in the Signal Corps and was one of the founds of ARC in Hancock County for which he received the organization's Achievement Award. Mr. Andrews graduated from Knox High School in Knox, IN. He is survived by his wife Evelyn (Perkey) Andrews of Greenfield who he married May 23, 1948; son Jack "Tuggy" Andrews Jr. of Carmel, IN; daughters: Jacqueline S. Bridgewater of Kent, OH and Carol J. Sauter of Greenfield, IN; sisters: Alice Mae Houser of Scottsdale AZ and Bonnie Jean Rowes of Knox, IN; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Services for Mr. Andrews will be on Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary officiated by Rev. Don Brewer.  Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Friday, April 26, 2002 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with burial in Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund.

DEATH OF VERA S. JACKSON

Vera S. Jackson, 88, a resident of Anderson, IN died Wednesday April 24, 2002 at St. Johns Hospital, Anderson.  Ms. Jackson was born on February 2, 1914 at Eaton, OH and had family in the Hancock County area.  She was the child of the late Foster Newbern and Mildred M. (Sullivan) Newbern and had been a homemaker.  She was a member of the Fall Creek Christian Church.  She was married to the late Brehm C. Jackson and is survived by son: Larry G. Miles, Indianapolis; daughter Barbara L. Tipton of Florida; brother James Shaffer of Franklin, OH; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. Services for Ms. Jackson will be on Saturday April 27, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield officiated by Rev. Roy Norville.  Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Friday, April 26, 2002 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with burial at Asbury Cemetery, Morristown, IN.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

DEATH OF HELEN WEINANTZ 

Helen Weinantz age 76 years a resident of Greenfield, passed away April 15, 2002 in Bradenton, FL.  she was born July 23, 1925 in Hancock County, a daughter  of the late Powell and Leone (Bussell) Curtis.  
She was a self employed beautician and had worked as a secretary for the Indiana Department of Corrections at the Pendleton Reformatory.  she was a former member of the Trinity park United Methodist Church, Willow Branch United Methodist Church and the Country Harmony Extension Homemakers.
     Survivors include her husband Wayne Weinantz of Greenfield; four daughters Tere Payne of Greenfield, Tonya Ferris of Edmons, Washington; Tammy Adkins of Rockford, IL and Tracy Craig of Pendleton; 2 sons, Tim Ferris of nathville, IN and Todd Ferris of Hurricane, West Virginia, 17 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
   She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Ferris.
     Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2002 at Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson.  Burial will follow in the McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.  There will be no calling hours.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Community Foundation,1312 East Main Street Greenfield. IN 46140

DEATH OF SHAWN E. SAMUEL LECHNER

 Shawn E. Samuel Lechner, 28, a resident of Kokomo, IN died Friday, April 19, 2002 at Kokomo, IN.  Mr. Lechner was born on February 20, 1974 at Indianapolis, IN.  He was the child of Charles Lechner and Patsy (Sturgill) Lechner both living.  He worked for Chrysler of Kokomo for 9 years and was the former owner of "Almost Sunshine Tanning" salon of Fishers.  Mr. Lechner was an avid hunter and enjoyed skiing and motorcycle riding.  He graduated from Scecina High School in 1992.  He is also survived by his brothers: Gregg Lechner of Dallas, TX Christopher Lechner of Washington, IN; sisters: Anita Brewer of Greenfield, IN and Candy Knopp of Greenfield, IN; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and grandparents James E. Lechner of Deland, FL and Mary J. Huff of Indianapolis, IN.  He was preceded in death by Floyd Sturgill grandfather and Bernadetta Lechner, grandmother.  Services will be Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield officiated by Father Severin Messick, O.S.B.  Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Monday, April 22, 2002 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with burial in Park Cemetery, Greenfield.

ROBERT E. KISSEL

Robert E. Kissel, 78, a resident of New Palestine, IN died on April 19, 2002. Mr. Kissel was the child of John and Hattie Frosch Kissel born on August 29, 1923 at Indianapolis.  He was a grain farmer and also a school bus driver for Warren Township School Corp. for 35 years retiring in 1987.  He was a member of the South Keystone Church of Christ.  Funeral services for Mr. Kissel will be held on Tuesday, April 23, at 2 P.M. at the Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Monday, April 22, 2002 from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. at the Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel.  Mr. Kissel is survived by his wife Evelyn L. Butler Kissel; three step-daughters: Sandra F. Craft of New Palestine, Donna D. Wagner and Ginger L. Gilbreath both of Indianapolis and 6 grandchildren.  Memorial contributions may be made to the South Keystone Church of Christ

DEATH OF PAUL R. HELMS

     Paul R. Helms, 94, a resident of McCordsville died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis.  Mr. Helms was the child of the late George Helms and the late Dora Kemerly,  and was born in Hancock County, Indiana on May 9, 1907. He was married to the late Waivie B. Watkins Helms. Mr. Helms is survived by his son Rex R. (wife: Linda) Helms of Mt. Ulla, NC; daughter: Phyllis (husband Floyd) Watkins of McCordsville; brother: John J. (wife: Jennette) Helms of Riverside, CA; sister: Ruth (husband Thomas) Hilligoss of Riverside, CA; 6 grandchildren: 12 great-grandchildren: and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Helms was preceded in death by his parents, brother Harvey Helms and sister Geneva Printz.  He was a member of the denominational Christian Church and retried from Ammerman, Davis and Stout Consulting Engineers of Indianapolis in 1972 after 16 years service.  Prior to that he was a farmer in Hancock County.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2002 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN officiated by Jeff Thayer and Ian Simpson with burial at the Mendon Cemetery, Pendleton, IN.  Visiting will be Friday, April 19, 2002 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Community VNA Hospice.

DEATH OF DONAVON "DONN" GARDNER
Donavon "Donn" Gardner, 65, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at his residence in Greenfield.  Mr. Gardner was born in Hancock County on April 4, 1937 and was the child of the late Richard Gardner and the late Wilna (Woods) Gardner. He was a computer technician for Eli Lilly for 37 years retiring in 1993.  He was a member of the Morristown American Legion Post and was involved in antique tractor pulls in Central Indiana.  He was a graduate of the Greenfield High School in 1955 and served in the Indiana National Guard. He leaves surviving his wife Alberta (Whiteside) Gardner of Greenfield who he married on October 25, 1955. Surviving are a son Richard Gardner of Indianapolis; daughters: Dena Thornburg of New Castle, IN and Shannon Wild of Indianapolis, IN; brothers: David Gardner of Indianapolis, IN and Thomas Gardner of Indianapolis, IN; and one grandchild.  Services for Mr. Gardner will be on Friday, April 19, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary officiated by Rev. Michael Smith.  Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Thursday, April 18, 2002 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with burial in Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

DEATH OF GLEN ROBERT "BOB" OSTERMEYER
Glen Robert "Bob" Ostermeyer, age 79, died Sunday, April 14, 2002.  He was born on August 25, 1922 in Hancock County to Virgil F. and Effie M. (Welling) Ostermeyer.  He graduated from Mt. Comfort High School in 1940.  Mr. Ostermeyer married Rosemary (Salyers) Ostermeyer on July 14, 1946.  He was a life long farmer, living his entire life on his farm, and retired as Ground Foreman from MSD Warren Township school system in 1991 after 32 years of service.
     Mr. Ostermeyer was a life member of the Amity Methodist Church.  A well known Suffolk Sheep breeder and owner of Buck Creek Suffolks, he held many leadership positions in the Indiana Suffolk Sheep Breeder's Association and was a livestock exhibitor at the Indiana State Fair Livestock for fifty consecutive years.  He was respected for his Suffolk sheep breeding expertise, which resulted in many competitive and showmanship awards.  He had also served as a volunteer firefighter for the Buck Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
     He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Ostermeyer, of Greenfield; three daughters: Donna M. Clutter of Carmel and Rita K. Applegate and Anita J. Davie, both of Greenfield, several nieces and nephews; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.  Visitation will be held Tuesday April 16 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary.  funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary.  Reverend Herman A. Emment will be officiating.  Entombment will be at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.

DEATH OF WILLIAM W. COFFEY
William F. Coffey, 83, a resident of Pendleton, IN and former resident of Fortville and Roanoke, VA died at 4:10 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2002 at St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove, IN.  Mr. Coffey was  the child of the lat William A. Coffey and the late Elsie Mae Wagner and was born in Fredericksburg, VA on September 7, 1918.  He was married to his surviving wife Mabel Arnold Coffey of Pendleton on Dec. 2, 1967 at Indianapolis, IN.  He is also survived by his son William T. Coffey of Manassas, VA; a brother Richard J. Coffey of Foley, AL; sisters: Ellen R. Belcher of Disputana, VA and Lois Carter of Oriskany, VA.  Mr. Coffey was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Garner Coffey.  Mr. Coffey was an Army Lt. Col. in WWII and Korea. He was a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Fortville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6904; and Fortville American Legion Post 391;and the U.S. Army Retired Officers Association.  Mr. Coffey retired in 1979 from the Indiana State Employment Security Division after 15 years service.  Prior to that he was a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army for 24 years retiring in 1963 after 24 years service.  The funeral for Mr. Coffey will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville officiated by Rev. Tom Blossom of the Garfield Park United Church of Christ with burial in the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.  Visiting will be on Tuesday April 16, 2002 from 3 p.m. until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to the American Heart Association or the St. Francis Health Center Foundation.

DEATH OF TED "TUFF" PRYOR
Ted "Tuff" Pryor, 45, a resident of Greenfield, IN, died on Thursday, April 11, 2002 at Greenfield's Hancock Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Pryor was born on July 8, 1956 at Greenfield, IN and was the child of the late Theodore E. Pryor and Frances (Durham) Pryor who survives.  He was a mechanic for Specialty Systems of Indianapolis for several years.  He is also survived by his wife Lorettta (La Favers) Pryor, who he married on august 17, 1986.  Other survivors are his son Jacob Richmond of Greenfield; daughters Teddea Pryor of Greenfield and Rebecca Yenger of North Carolina; sisters: Toddi Cupp of Knightstown, Kathy Cavins of Mocre4s Hill, IN, Pauletta Burrell of Shirley, Cindy Low of Greenfield, Frances Garriott of Greenfield and Beatrice Pryor of Greenfield.  Services will be held on Saturday April 13, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Park Cemetery, Greenfield (graveside) officiated by Rev. Kenneth Brown.  Calling will be Friday April 12 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Burial will be at Park Cemetery.

DEATH OF STEVEN R. FRAZIER
Steven R. Frazier, 58, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on Thursday, April 11, 2002 at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield.  Mr. Frazier was born on July 25, 1943 at Indianapolis.  He was the child of the late Richard E. Frazier and Dorothy (Terrell) Frazier of Greenfield who survives. Mr. Frazier was employed as a machine operator at Navistar in Indianapolis for 30 years.  He was a member and past President of Central Indiana Aeronautics Club and was an avid builder of free flight model airplanes.  He was also a member of the Moose Lodge and a 1961 graduate of Greenfield High School.  He is survived by his wife Judy (Cooney) Frazier; sons: Steven E. Frazier of Greenfield and Michael L. Frazier of Greenfield; daughters: Stephanie M. Mitchell of Greenfield and Julie C. Stover of McCordsville; brother Donald Frazier of Greenfield; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  Services for Mr. Frazier will be Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 1 p.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary officiated by Rev. Harold Whittock.  Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Friday, April 12, 2002 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with burial at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

DEATH OF CLARENCE JESSE SILVEY
Clarence Jesse Silvey, 105, a resident of McCordsville, IN died at 7:08 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2002 at Hancock Memorial hospital, Greenfield.  Mr. Silvey was the child of the late Ira Silvey and Sara Gascho and was born in Oaklandon on August 8, 1896.  He was married to the late Mary Socks.  He is survived by daughters: Irene Beeson of Greenfield and Mary E. Woodard; son Thomas O. Silvey of McCordsville; 9 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Silvey, son William I. Silvey and several brothers and sisters.  He was a member of the McCordsville United Methodist Church.  Mr. Silvey was also a member of the Oakland Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 140; Carpenters Union Local No. 60, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Eden Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 101, and was retired in 1971 from Surina and Busic Construction Co. after 30 years service.  The funeral for Mr. Silvey will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2002 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN officiated by the Rev. Scott Cassel of the McCordsville United Methodist Church.  Burial will be at Gravel lawn Cemetery, Fortville, IN.  Visiting will be Sunday, April 14, 2002 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville.  A special Masonic Memorial Rite will be held April 14, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. led by the Oakland Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 140.  Memorial contributions may be made to the McCordsville United Methodist Church.

DEATH OF GARY THOMAS RONAN
Gary Thomas Ronan, 56, a resident of Maxwell, IN died on Wednesday April 10, 2002 at Maxwell, IN. Mr. Ronan was born November 8, 1948 at Cincinnati, OH.  His parents are not known.  He was a retired owner of B and J. Enterprises engaging in entertainment promotions.  He is survived by his sons Thomas Ronan of Cincinnati, OH and Gary Ronan. Three brothers also survive.  Services for Mr. Ronan will be Friday, April 12, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. (graveside service) at Park Cemetery officiated by Rev. Joe Merriman. Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Thursday, April 11, 2002 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with burial at Park Cemetery.

DEATH OF EUGENE P. LOWDER
Eugene P. Lowder, 73, a resident of Pendleton, IN died on Monday, April 8, 2002 at his residence in Pendleton. He was born October 3, 1928 at Mohawk, IN and was the child of the late Paul Lowder and the late Ann (Stewart) Lowder.  By occupation he was a self-employed truck driver who drove for Bland Trucking, Indianapolis from 1972 to 1990.  Previously he had been a carpenter and a farmer.  he was a member of the Indiana National Guard at Anderson for 6 years and was a graduate of the Markleville High School in 1947.  He is survived by his wife Mary Jane (Humbles) Lowder who he married on October 13, 1950.  He is also survived by son: Eugene "Butch" Lowder of Sheridan, IN; daughters: Christine Robbins of Knightstown, IN and daughter Darlene Shannon of Pendleton, IN; brother Robert Lowder of Shirley, IN; sisters Joan Manship of Pendleton, IN; Pat Moore of Anderson, IN and Step sister Mary Ann Richardson of Colorado; 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  He was also preceded in death by son Dale B. Lowder.  Services for Mr. Lowder will be Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 1 p.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary officiated by Rev. Claude Creel, Marcus Card and Dan Baer.  Calling will be Tuesday, April 9, 2002 from 4 p.m. to 8 p. m with place of burial being Eden Cemetery, Eden, IN.

DEATH OF CHARLES D. RODGERS
Charles D. Rodgers, 69, a resident of Greenfield and former resident of Olney IL and Caldwell, TX died at 6:41 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield.  Mr. Rodgers was the child of the late Russell Rodgers and Thelma Glathart and was born in Deland, IL on February 8, 1933.  He was an oil field worker in Texas for many years.  He is survived by brother: Joseph E. (wife: Eleanor) Rodgers of Greenfield; two nieces and a nephew.  Services for Mr. Rodgers will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2002 at the Haven Hill Cemetery, Olney, IL with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery.  Visiting hours are from 12:30 until the time of service at Haven Hill Cemetery, Olney, IL  Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DEATH OF HAZEL MARIE HANKS
Hazel Marie Hanks, 86, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on Monday, April 8, 2002 at Greenfield.  Ms. Hanks was born on July 21, 1915 at Clay, Kentucky and was the child of the late Robert Heflin and the late Lola (Davis) Heflin.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church.  She is survived by her husband Jim C. Hanks of Richmond, IN who she married in September 18, 1954. She is survived by sons: Robert Caudill of Greenfield, IN, Thomas Caudill of Greenfield, IN and Paul W. Caudill of Greenfield, IN; daughter Lela J. Cockrell of Carrollton, TX; brothers Bobby H. Hogan of Moganfield, NY; and William Hogan of Orlando, FL; sister Goldie Anderson of Greenfield; and several grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by son Samuel D. Caudill; daughter Anna K. Priestley; daughter Alice Majors; son Gene Caudill and son Jerry Caudill.  The services for Ms. Hanks will be Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary officiated by Rev. John Reading.  Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Burial will be by entombment at Washington Park East, Indianapolis, IN

DEATH OF HELEN JEAN JAMES (LEONARD)
Helen Jean James (Leonard), 77, a resident of Anderson, IN and former resident of Fortville died at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2002.  Ms. James was the child of the late Charles Leonard and Ada Leonard and was born in Indianapolis, IN on April 30, 1924.  She was married to the late William E. James. She is survived by her daughter: Kathy (husband John) McAuliffe of Williamson, MI; son Larry James of Anderson; sister: Ida Carywal of Miami,  FL; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by daughter Betty James and 8 siblings. Ms. James was a homemaker.  Services for Ms. James will be at 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN officiated by the Rev. Rick Cochran of the Fortville Baptist Church.  Burial will be at round Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.  Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday.

DEATH OF ALLISON ALLEE BARE
Allison Allee Bare, 74, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on Saturday, April 6, 2002. Ms. Bare was born on March 6, 1928 in Charleston, West Virginia. She was the child of the late Charles Bostick and Mary Elizabeth (Wiseman) Bostick.  She was retired from Kroger Foods Corporation Headquarters of Indianapolis and formerly worked with the FBI as a finger print examiner.  She was a volunteer with the Senior Citizens Center of Greenfield and a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston, West Virginia.  Ms. Bare was predeceased by husbands James B. Allee and Robert Bare and sister Wilma Cottrell.  She is survived by daughter Danetto LaPrairie of Agworth, GA; brother John Bostick of Washington, IN; sisters: Rose Lightfoot of Monroe, TX and Helen Jones of Charleston, West Virginia; and 3 grandchildren.Services for Ms. Bare will be on Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary in Greenfield officiated by Rev. Mark Judy and Rev. Doug Gray.  Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Monday, April 8 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with burial in Park Cemetery, Greenfield, IN.  Memorial contributions may be made ot the American Cancer Society.

DEATH OF EMMA L. HEINEMAN SIEMANTAL (STROBEL)
Emma L. Heineman Siemantal (Strobel), 84, a resident of Greenfield, IN, died on April 5, 2002 at Greenfield, IN. She was employed at Western Electric as an assembler for 18 1/2 years, retiring in 1972.  Survivors are her children: Donna E. Lett of Greenfield, IN; George A. Heineman; of Lebanon, IN and Walter "Douglas" Heineman of Rockville, IN; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.A Memorial Visitaiton will be on April 9, 2002 at Brandywine Nursing Home, 745 North Swope St., Greenfield, IN at 1:00 p.m.  Visitation will be on April 9, 2002 at Brandwine Nursing Home from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with burial by cremation.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Support Group, P.O. Box 314, Greenfield, IN 46140 or F.R.U.A. Adoptions, P.O. Box 2944, Merrifield, VA 22116.  

DEATH OF EDNA P. VAIL (BERGNER)
Edna P. Vail (Bergner), 100, a resident of McCordsville, IN died at 12:16 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2002 at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield, IN. Ms. Vail was the child of the late Edward Bergner and Grace Smith and was born in Hancock County on November 15, 1901.  She was married to the late Robert A. Vail.  She is survived by sons: Howard (wife Marylen) Vail and Larry (wife Shelly Jean) Vail, all of McCordsville; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and was preceded in death by her husband Robert A. Vail in 1961.  Ms. Vail was a member of the McCordsville United Methodist Church.  She was also a member and Past Worthy Matron of the former McCordsville Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, now Eden Chapter of the Eastern Star No. 101, the Fortville Community Brotherhood and Sisterhood, and a charter member of the former McCordsville Women's Club.  She had cooked for many years at the former McCordsville School. Ms. Vail had been a volunteer at the Hancock Memorial Hospital for many years.  Services for Ms. Vail will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN officiated by Rev. Scott Cassel McCordsville United Methodist Church with burial at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, IN.  Visiting will be Monday, April 8, 2002 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN.  There will be Memorial Rites by the Order of the Eastern Star on April 8, 2002 at 7 p.m. led by the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 101.  Memorial contributions may be given to the McCordsville United Methodist Church Building Fund.

DEATH OF MARTHENA D. (SIDERS) LINDSAY NICHOLSON
Marthena D. (Siders) Lindsay Nicholson, age 82, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at her home.  She was born on January 30, 1920 in Hancock County to Nile B. and Elizabeth E. (Bass) Siders.  She graduated from Morristown High School in 1938.  She first married Clyde A. Lindsay who passed away in 1994.  She then married Carl J. Nicholson in 1995.  Mrs. Nicholson was a homemaker and owned and operated Lindsay's Home Decor in Greenfield for 12 years.  She was a Past Worthy Matron of Morristown Eastern Star and a member of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church and Women's Auxiliary Club. She was also a lifetime member of the Home Circles Club in Hancock County.  Mrs. Nicholson is survived by her husband, Carl J. Nicholson of Greenfield; two sons: Donovan C. Lindsay of Greenfield and Al Lindsay of Lynchburg, TN; a daughter, Shirley Smith of Madisonville, TN; a brother, Reverend Wayland Siders of TX; fifteen grandchildren; twenty four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde A. Lindsay, a son Robert Lindsay; and her sister Margarette Siders.  Visitation will be held on Friday, April 5, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 6, at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church in Greenfield.  Reverend Kenneth Vetters will be officiating.  Burial will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Lebanon Methodist Church.

DEATH OF HAROLD ("PORK CHOP") L. O'NEAL
Harold ("Pork Chop") L. O'Neal, 61, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at Greenfield, IN.  Mr. O'Neal was born December 19, 1940 at Eden, IN and was the child of the late Melvin O'Neal and his surviving mother Helen (Jones) O'Neal. He worked for Ag One of Greenfield for 19 years and was a farmer with his father until becoming a manager for Kocolene at New Castle and Greenfield.  He was a 1958 graduate of Charlottesville High School.  He is survived by his mother; son Harold L. O'Neal of Carthage, IN and sister Shirley M. Young of Charlottesville, IN.  Services will be Saturday, April 6, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield.  Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Friday, April 5, 2002 from 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with burial at Park Cemetery.

DEATH OF ROBERT "BOB" E. SHAW

Robert "Bob" E. Shaw, 56, a resident of New Palestine died March 30, 2002, at his residence.  Mr. Shaw was born on October 28, 1945 at Simsbury, Connecticut and was the child of the late Guy E. Shaw and Olga Hansen. He was a member of the Cary First United Methodist Church in Cary, North Carolina and worked currently for Computer Task Group.  He was a member of the Cary Central Rotary International (eleven years with perfect attendance) and served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was also a member of the Capital City J.C.'s.  He is survived by his wife Mary Jo (Hawk) Shaw; a son Thomas Robert Shaw of Cary, N.C.; daughter Amanda Leigh Shaw of New Palestine, IN; sister Joyce Snyder of Clinton, Connecticut and Cynthia Brock of Salisbury, North Carolina; and a grandchild Hunter Thomas Holcombe. He was preceded in death by in-laws Tom and Martha Hawk.  Calling will be April 6, 2002 from 11a.m.-2 p.m. at the New Palestine United Methodist Church.  The funeral service will be April 6, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the church with burial in the New Palestine Cemetery. Memorial contributions my be made to the Rotary International, the New Palestine United Methodist Church or the Hancock Memorial Hospice.  Hendryx Mortuary, New Palestine  Chapel is handling arrangements.

DEATH OF LEAH J. WICKER

Leah J. Wicker, 80, died Monday, April 1, 2002 at Greenfield, Indiana. She was born on June 21, 1921 to Everett H. Kyser, Jr. and Mary V. (Bash) Kyer in Greenfield, Indiana. She married William T. Wicker on April 16, 1942. She was a housewife. She was a member of Charlottesville Friends Church and a Junior Sunday School teacher for over 50 years. She graduated from Westland High School in 1939. Survivors are: husband: William T. Wicker of Greenfield; son: Alan L. Wicker of Greenfield; daughter: Pamela S. Austin of Greenfield; brother: Everett Kyser,Jr. of Greenfield; sisters: Verah Glisson of Shirley, Mary C. Galliher of Anderson; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Calling will be held at Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The funeral will be on Thursday, April 4, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Pastor Fred Powers officiating at Pasco Memorial Mortuary in Greenfield, Indiana. The burial will be at Asbury Cemetery, in Morristown, Indiana. Memorial Contributions can be made to Charlottesville Friends Church.

DEATH OF LINDA K. JOHNSON
Linda K. Johnson, age 51, of Greenfield and a former longtime Odessa, TX resident, died Saturday, March 30, 2002 at her home. She was born on March 29, 1951 in Shelbyville, Indiana. She is the daughter of Malcolm Zimmerman and Lillian (Boling) Zimmerman. She was a 1970 Greenfield Central High School Graduate. She was a Warehouse Manager-Ponca Wholesales Distributing Co. of Odessa, TX from 1980-1992. She was a member of the Greenfield America n Legion Auxiliary; a past member of the Greenfield F.O.P. #140 and the Greenfield Conservation Club. Mrs. Johnson was an avid Bingo Player at the New Palestine Lions Club and loved attending auctions and holding garage sales. Survivors are: daughter: Randi Johnson of Greenfield; brother: Robert Mann of Wilkinson; sister: Gloria Mann Nelson of Bloomington; 2 grandchildren; uncle: Walter Boling of Greenfield. Calling will be held at 4-8p.m. Monday, April 1st at Pasco Memorial Mortuary. 
The funeral will be Tuesday, April 2nd at 10:00 A.m. with Rev. Shirley Lukins at Pasco Memorial Mortuary in Greenfield. Burial will be at Park Cemetery in Greenfield, Indiana. Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society.

DEATH OF LEONA LEXI (DUNAGAN) McKENZIE
Leona Lexie (Dunagan) McKenzie, well known as Lexie, 72, Fairland, Indiana died Wednesday, March 27th at her residence in Fairland, Indiana. She was born on March 29, 1930 in Monticello, Kentucky. She was the daughter of James Dunagan and Rhoda Mae Marrow Dunagan. She was married to Ernest McKenzie. She worked at Marion County Nursing Home. She was a retired Certified Nurse Aid. Survivors: husband: Ernest McKenzie, son: David McKenzie of Fairland; daughters: Mary Lisle of Franklin, Indiana, Peggy Crosby of Morristown, Lori McKenzie of Fairland; brother: Halrm Dunagan of Somerset, Kentucky; sister: Jean Winchester of Somerset, Kentucky; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grand daughter. She preceded in death by brothers: Richard & Howard Dunagan, her parents. Calling will be held on Sunday, March 31st from 5-8p.m. at Hendryx Mortuary New Palestine Chapel. Funeral will be Monday, April 1st at 11:00 A.M. at the Hendryx Mortuary New Palestine Chapel. Burial will be at New Palestine Cemetery.

DEATH OF ERIC L. MYERS
Eric L. Myers, 26, of New Palestine died March 23, 2002 in Indianapolis.  Mr. Myers was born March 20, 1976 in Greenfield.  He was the son of Kenneth L. and Sandra C. (Dirr) Myers.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran church and graduated from Lutheran High School in Indianapolis in 1994. He was a material expediter for the Federal Express, Indianapolis hub for four years.  Mr. Myers is survived by his parents; brothers: Christopher L. Myers of Evansville; and grandparents George Dirr of New Palestine and Jean and Melvin Bowden of Quincy.  The funeral for Mr. Myers is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in New Palestine with burial in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. on Tuesday at Hendryx Mortuary, New Palestine Chapel.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the church building fund or Lutheran High School.

DEATH OF FLORENCE AUDREY BEADLE (PATTERSON)
Florence Audrey Beadle (Patterson), 91, a resident of Sebring Florida but formerly of Cumberland, died on March 20, 2002.  She was a cafeteria employee of Switzer for over 15 years before retiring.  She was a former member of the Moose Lodge #17.  Ms. Beadle was predeceased by her former husbands, George A. Lane and Ralph Hostetter.  She is survived by her children: Florence Padgett, Margaret Smith, George, Noble, Willard, Willis, Larry, Lane and Junita Stegman; brothers: Robert, James, Charles Patterson; sisters: Katherine Mattingly Phyllis Tupy and Rita Hammond; 28 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren and 25 great great grandchildren. Services will be March 26, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel.  visitation will be march 25, 2002 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers, Thompson Road chapel with burial at the Daughtery Cemetery in Walesboro, IN.   

DEATH OF INA M. RHOADS (SIMPSON)
Ina M. Rhoads (Simpson), 84, a resident of Lapel, IN died at 6:10 a.m. on Friday, March 22d at Riverview Hospital, Noblesville, IN.  She was the child of the late John Simpson and Grace Bryant and was born in Anderson, IN on August 15, 1917.  She was married to the late Robert L. Rhoads, Sr. who predeceased her in 1988.  She is survived by sons: Robert L. Rhoads, (wife Wilma) Rhoads, jr. and Tom (wife Sue) Rhoads all of Fortville; 4 grandchildren; 2 great granddaughters. Her church membership was with the Beech Grove Church of the Brethren, Pendleton, IN.  she had worked at the former First Savings and Loan Association of Anderson and also had been a deputy at the Madison County Treasurer's Office.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2002 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN officiated by Rev. Jerry Keegan, Pastor of the Beech Grove Church of the Brethren with burial at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.  Visiting hours will be Sunday, march 24, 2002 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Ronald l. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Beech Grove Church of the Brethren in Pendleton, IN.


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