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DEATH OF DR. JEAN F. DOWNING
Jean F. Downing, 84, a resident of Morristown, IN died on Wednesday March 20, 2002 in Morristown. Mr. Downing was born at Point Isabel, IN on March 7, 1918.  He was the child of the late John Downing and Pearl (John) Downing. He had been employed at the Eli Lilly Co. Research Laboratories at Greenfield from 1953 to 1983. He earned a doctorate at Purdue University.  He is survived by his wife Bernas (Sharp) Downing of Morristown, IN, a nephew John Downing of Fairmount, IN; one great niece and one great nephew; and sister-in-law: Mary Jane Down of Marion IN. He was preceded in death by brother Hazland Downing.  Services will be Saturday, March 23rd, 2002 at 6:30 p.m. with a graveside service on Monday, march 25 at 11:00 a.m.  The service of remembrance will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield and the graveside service will be at Grant Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion, IN.  Calling will be at Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Saturday, March 23rd from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary.  The place of burial will be the Grant Memorial Park, in Marion, IN. 

DEATH OF CECIL W. KINGERY
Cecil W. Kingery, "Papaw," 83, a resident of Fortville IN died at 8:45 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2002 at Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Greenfield, IN.  Mr. Kingery was the child of the late Fred Kingery and Gertrude Webber and was born in Mohawk, Indiana on December 2, 1918.  He was married to the late Virginia Murphy who died in 1973 .  He is survived by his son: Mark (wife Debra) of Shelbyville; daughters: Glennetta (husband Don) Turner of Mohawk; Karla (husband Richard) Crossley of Wilkinson; Lea Ann (husband Mark) Shelton of Franklin; Jan (husband James) Six of Greenfield; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers Irvin (wife Ethel) Kingery of Mohawk; Frederick (wife Cookie) Kingery of Ingalls; and sister: Effie Sigmund of Indianapolis.  He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, 4 sisters and a great-grandson.  Mr. Kingery was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 662 and enjoyed going to the races at Anderson Speedway.  He retired from the former Delco-Remy Plant 8 Division of General Motors Corporation after 29 years service as a machine operator.  He was also a self-employed carpenter.  Services for Mr. Kingery will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2002 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home in Fortville, Indiana officiated by Rev. Jeff Coon of the new Whiteland Christian Church.  Burial will be at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, IN.  Visiting hours are set for Wednesday, march 20, 2002 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN.  Military Graveside Rites will be on March 21, 2002 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 Boys and Girls Club c/o the funeral home.

DEATH OF THELMA L. JACKSON
Thelma L. Jackson, 84, a resident of Greenfield died Satu4day March 14, 2002 at Morristown Manor, Morristown, IN.  Ms. Jackson was born March 23, 1917 in rush county, Indiana and was the child of the late Cary McCabe and the late Elizabeth (Kessler) McCabe.  She had been a housewife and homemaker.  She was also predeceased by her husband, Kenneth O. Jackson who she married in June of 1936 and two sisters: Nellie Stanley and Mary Swegman.  She is survived by sons: William E. Jackson of Greenfield and David L. Jackson of Greenfield; sister: Dorothy Lindsay of Morristown; 6 grandchildren;12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.  The funeral for Ms. Jackson will be on Tuesday, March 19th at 10:00 a.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield officiated by Rev. Herman B. Pieper, Jr.  Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Monday, march 18th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Greenfield. 

DEATH OF DEBORAH L. (RENFRO) MARKS

Deborah L. (Renfro) Marks, age 51, died Friday, March 15, 2002 at her home.  she was born on November 1, 1950 in Anderson, Indiana to Richard and Phyllis (Haskell) Renfro.  She married Jerry L. Marks on February 14, 1980.  Mrs. Marks worked int he surgical department at Hancock Memorial Hospital for 23 years and was a member of Eastern Star in Fortville.  She is survived by her husband, Jerry L. Marks of Greenfield; her son, Michael L. Marks of Greenfield; two daughters: Shurie A. James of Ft. Riley, Kansas and Kristine M. Williston of Lady Lake, Florida; two brothers: Michael W. Renfro and Karl "Andy" Renfro, both of Greenfield; two sisters,: Kathy Nickleson of Ashland City, Tennessee and Becky Reiser of Greenfield; her step-dad, Robert White of Fortville; several nieces and nephews; and nine grandchildren.  Mrs. Marks was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Phyllis Renfro.  visitation will be held on Monday, march 18, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary with Eastern Star services at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, march 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary.  Pastor Clarence James will be officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

DEATH OF ELIZABETH ANN DURHAM
Elizabeth Ann Durham, 24, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on Thursday, March 14, 2002 at her residence in Greenfield, IN.  Ms. Durham was born on November 29, 1977 in Indianapolis and was the child of Stephen M. Durham and Nancy Hatfield Durham.  She was not married.  She is survived by her parents; brother Paul Durham of Knightstown, sister: Jennifer Toth of Charlottesville; three nephews and one niece; and grandparents Theodore and Cleo Hatfield of Greenfield.  She was preceded in death by Clifton and Margaret Durham, grandparents. Private graveside services are planned for Friday, March 15, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Park Cemetery, Greenfield, IN.  Memorial contributions may be made to the ARC of Hancock County.

DEATH OF TONY R. BRILLO
Tony R. Brillo, 76, a resident of  Indianapolis, Indiana died Tuesday, March 12th. He was a Plumber at I.U.P.U.I. for 28 years, retiring in 1988. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the American Indian Counsel.
Survivors are his wife: Genevieve Moore Brillo; children: Debra Ann, Daphne Jean, Carol Maureen, Michael A., Sheila Marie Brillo, Linda D. McBride; sisters: Lena Wilkinson, Mary Webster; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 16th from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at 2:00 P.M. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel.
Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Rushville, Indiana. Memorial contributions can be made to the family care of Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel.

DEATH OF JORITA K. RITTER
Jorita K. Ritter, 84, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at her residence in Greenfield.  Ms. Ritter was born on December 9, 1917 at Indianapolis, IN and was the child of the late Joseph E. Kernel and Josephine  (Kirkhoff) Kernel. Ms. Ritter was a member of St. Michael Catholic church and the St. Michael Catholic Church Ladies Club.  She graduated from St. Mary of the Woods.  She is survived by her husband since June 6, 1945, Dr. Richard J. Ritter, O.D., of Greenfield.  She is also survived by sons: Richard "Tony" Ritter of Bloomington, Jerry Ritter of Cumberland, Danny Ritter of Indianapolis; daughters: Joellen "Jody" Smith of Greenfield, IN, Linda Cowan-Huber of Shellknob, MO, Mary Rossinger of Indianapolis, IN and Theresa (Ritter) Inglert of Morristown; brother: Joseph Kernel of Knightstown, IN; and 15 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Blanche Keating, sister and Kristina Lynn Ritter, granddaughter.  A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Michael Catholic Church officiated by Rev. Severin Messick, O.S.S.  Calling will be at Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Friday, March 15, 2002 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of providence or St. Michael Catholic Church (Greenfield) or the American Cancer Society.

DEATH OF MAX H. HUTTON
Max H. Hutton, 88, of Spring Lake died on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at his residence.  He was born to Raymond and Myrtle (Grigsby) Hutton on June 9, 1913 in Greenfield.  Mr. Hutton married Ethel M. "Peggy" Hutton on October 12, 1938.  He worked for General Motors in Indianapolis as an inspector for the truck and bus division for 30 years before retiring in 1974.  He was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Greenfield.  Mr. Hutton is survived by his wife, Peggy Hutton of Spring Lake; four sons, Gary Hutton, Ben Hutton, and Tony Hutton, all of Greenfield, and Tracy Hutton of Indianapolis; two daughters: Maxine Wright and Betty Perdunn, both of Greenfield; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers,: Russell Hutton and Charles Hutton; and three sisters: Imogene Runnion, Elizabeth Kopakis and Lucille Osborne.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 14, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield.  Graveside services will be on Friday, March 15, at 10:00 a.m. at Philadelphia Cemetery. Pastor Richard Davies will be officiating.

DEATH OF HARRY F. ARMOUR
Harry F. Armour, 81, a resident of Cumberland, died March 13, 2002.  He was a laborer for Amtrak railroad for over twenty years retiring in 1984.  He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Marines.  He was a charter member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife Theresa Osif Armour; children: Joseph, Patrick, Kathleen F., Timothy G., Harry,  Kevin, Mark, Michael Armour and Margaret A. Frank; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.  Services will be March 18, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Visitation will be March 18, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers, Irving Hill Chapel.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

DEATH OF MERLIE J. EASTON
Merlie J. Easton, 89, Greenfield, IN died on Monday, March 11, 2002 at Greenfield, Indiana.  She was born on July 29, 1912 in Shelby County, Indiana and was the child of the late Bert Holbrook and Leona (Theobald) Holbrook.  Ms. Easton had been an Assembly worker from 1953 to 1974 at Western Electric in Indianapolis.  she was a member of the body of Christ Church Fellowship, Greenfield and graduated from Westland High School, Westland, Indiana. She was predeceased by her husband Perry Easton in 1976 and sister Kate Schmidt. Ms. Easton is survived by sons Perry D Easton II of Knightstown, IN, Paul E. Easton of Greenfield, IN, and William H. Easton of Indianapolis, IN; eight grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Services for Ms. Easton will be march 14, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary officiated by Rev. Larry Fannin.  Calling is scheduled for Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Wednesday, march 15, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with burial to be at Washington park East, Indianapolis IN.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Body of Christ Fellowship, Greenfield.

DEATH OF ALBERTA JO (GREASHAM) WALLACE
Alberta Jo (Greasham) Wallace, age 63, of Greenfield (formerly of Evansville) died Sunday, March 10, 2002 at Wright Patterson Medical Center in Fairborn, Ohio.  She was born on May 2, 1938, in Evansville, Indiana to Randolph R. and Ruth R. (Winger) Greasham.  She graduated from Reitz High School in Evansville in 1956 and married Dr. Jack Wallace on October 24, 1958. Mrs. Wallace was a homemaker and attended Park Chapel Christian Church in Greenfield.  She is survived by her husband, Dr. Jack Wallace of Greenfield; her mother, Ruth R. Greasham of Evansville; two sons, Terry A. Wallace of Greenfield and Bryan D. Wallace of Austin, Texas; a daughter Jill R. Kern of Orland, Florida; a brother Dr. Randolph L. Greasham of Mountainside, New Jersey; a sister, Charlotte I. Greasham of Evansville; several nieces and nephews and nine grandchildren. Mrs. Wallace was preceded in death by her father and a sister, Phyllis Duncan.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 12, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield.  Funeral services will be on Wednesday, March 13, at 11 a.m. at Park Chapel Christian Church in Greenfield with visitation two hours prior to the service.  Pastor David Woods and Chaplain Sonny Moore will be officiating.  Burial will be at Marion National Cemetery in Marion, Indiana.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

DEATH OF JERRY J. ULMER
Jerry J. Ulmer, age 60, of Greenfield died Saturday, March 9, 2002 at his home.  He was born on July 14, 1941 in Indianapolis to Ivan J. and Gladys (Donnin) Ulmer.  He was a graduate of Howe High School in 1959.  He married Sharon l. (Curtis) Ulmer on June 3, 1962 in Indianapolis.  Mr. Ulmer was a lab technician for Dow Agrisciences/Eli Lilly and Company for 24 years before retiring in 1999.  He attended Eden United Methodist Church.  He was also a member and Past Master of Cumberland Masonic Lodge #726, an honorary member of Eden Masonic Lodge #477 and a 32d degree with the Scottish Rite of Indianapolis.  Mr. Ulmer is survived by his wife, Sharon Ulmer of Greenfield; his mother, Gladys Ulmer of Indianapolis; his daughter, Cynthia F. Kessler of Greenfield; his son, Ivan B. Ulmer of St. Paul, Indiana; his brother, William B. Ulmer of Indianapolis; his sister, Jacqueline Leverenz of Indianapolis; and seven grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father, Ivan J. Ulmer, and his sister Willie Mae Ulmer.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with Masonic Services at 7:30 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield.  Funeral services will be on Wednesday, march 13, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Erlewein Mortuary.  Reverend Rick Shaw will be officiating.  Burial will be at park Cemetery in Greenfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County, 715 E. Lincoln Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

DEATH OF JAMES E. McCORD
James E. McCord, "Jim Ed", 75, Greenfield, died at 3:25 a.m. Thursday March 7, 2002, at Community Hospital East, Indianapolis, IN.  Mr. McCord was the child of the late Oscar McCord and Jeanette Day and was born on October 8, 1926 in Hancock County, IN. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Lane McCord who he married on March 7, 1948.  Besides his wife of 53 years, Mr. McCord is survived by daughter: Deanna (husband Pat) Sparks of Shirley; son: David (wife Connie) McCord of Greenfield; sister: Velma Thomas of McCordsville: 5 grandchildren: Telly Garner; Trina Sowder: Josh, Cody and Hannah Sparks: 2 great-grandsons; Zackery Garner and Bryce Sowder; several nieces; nephews, and cousins.  He was also preceded in death by daughter: Denise A. Shea in 1980. Mr. McCord was a graduate of the old Mt. Comfort High School in 1944 and served in WWII as an Army Tech 3rd Grade.  Mr. McCord was a Past Master and 50 year member of the Eden Masonic F&AM Lodge No. 477 and was a 50 year member of the Eden Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  He was also a past member of the Hancock County Area Planning Commission and a member of the Columbia Sheep Association and Hancock County Sheep Producers.  Mr. McCord was a Hancock County farmer retiring in 1969 and operated the J&E McCord Greenhouse.  Services for Mr. McCord will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2002 at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, IN officiated by the Rev. Ray Ellis.  Burial will be in the Washington Park East Mausoleum, Indianapolis, IN.  Visiting will be Sunday, March 10, 2002 from 3-8 p.m. at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville. Military Graveside Rites will be March 11, 2002 led by the Fortville American Legion Post 391 and Fortville VFW Post 6904.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cruetzfeldt-Jacob Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 511625, North Miami, FL 33264.

DEATH OF LORRAINE D. REGER
Lorraine D. Rieger, 76, a resident of Greenfield and form resident of Louisville, KY died at Brandywine Heatlh Care, on March 5, 2002. Ms. Reger was the child of the late Leslie Duke and Lillie (Bratton) Duke and was born on Feb. 2, 1926. She was a legal secretary for Reynolds Aluminum supply Company in Louisville, KY.  She was graduate of Allen Co. High School in Scottsville, KY in 1944 and a graduate of Western Bus. College in Louisville, KY in 1946.  She is survived by a sister Clara Worrell of Greenfield, 4 nieces and 1 nephew.  Her husband Raymond Rieger died in 1986.  Brothers Oren and James Duke also predeceased her.  Private services are planned officiated by Dr. Jim Dunn in the Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, KY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 9135 N. Meridian St., Suite B-4, Indianapolis IN. 46209. Erlewein Mortuary is handling arrangements.

DEATH OF FRANCES SHIELDS JOHNSON

Frances Shields Johnson, 91, a resident of Indianapolis died on March 4, 2002 at Wildwood Health Care. She was a psychiatric social worker and supervisor at Children’s Youth Center at the Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center, Columbia, Missouri from the Mid 1960’s until 1972. Ms. Johnson was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Social Work. Funeral services will be private. Ms. Johnson is survived by daughters Betty Simon, Jean Henning; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Hendryx Mortuaries is handling arrangements through their East Washington St. Chapel.

DEATH OF GLADYS H. CONSTABLE (LOW)

Gladys H. Constable, 90, a resident of Greenfield, died March l, 2002 at Sugar Creek Convalescent Center. Ms. Constable was born August 26,1911at Lake Williams, North Dakota and was the child of the late William Law and Effie Cline. She was a beautician for 35 years. Daughter Sherry Kay Hannah of Greenfield, 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild survive her. She was preceded in death by spouse Rex Constable in 1991; daughter Ardith Darlene Hartman; brother Homer Law, and sisters: Elsie Buckley and Ester Harvey. Services will be private at the Hendryx Mortuaries, Cumberland Chapel, with burial at Washington Park East Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

DEATH OF JUANITA RUTH OLNICK (TURNER)

Juanita Ruth Olnick (Turner), 75, a resident of Indianapolis died on Feb. 27, 2002 at St. Francis Select Specialty Hospital. Ms. Olnick was the child of the late William Victor Turner and Sudie Mable Mathers. She was a housewife. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Paul Olnick, Jr.; sons: Bill Olnick of Indianapolis, Joe Paul Olnick of Shelbyville and Mark Olnick of Indianapolis; sister Geneva Turner of Indianapolis; 5 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Calling will be on March 1 from 3-8 at the Hendryx Mortuary Cumberland Chapel. Services will be held o March 2d, 11 a.m. at the Hendryx Mortuary Cumberland Chapel, with burial at the Buck Creek Christian Church Cemetery.

DEATH OF HAROLD BENDER

Harold Bender, 82, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on Saturday, March 2, 2002 at Harborside Health Care, Indianapolis, IN. Mr. Bender was born on April 30, 1919 in Scioto County, OH, the child of the late Thomas Bender and Mayme (Adkins) Bender. He was a self-employed contractor and owned Masonry Associates, retiring in 1972. He was a former member of the American Legion Post 119, Greenfield and was an avid trap shooter. Following his retirement he built furniture. Mr. Bender was a Navy veteran of WWII and served from 1938-1942. His wife Beverly Jean (Caldwell) Bender and brothers Paul and Norman Bender also preceded him in death. His son Stephen Bender of Greenfield; daughter Beth A. Bender of Ft. Wayne; brothers Bud Bender of Ohio, Stanley Bender of Ohio and James Bender of Ohio; sister Nelle Bender of Ohio; 4 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild survive Mr. Bender. Calling will beat the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Wednesday, March 6, 2002 from noon to 3:00 p.m. There will be no funeral service. Burial will be at Park Cemetery, Greenfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Boys and Girls Club.

DEATH OF VIRGIL E. LIEBRANDT

Virgil E. Liebrandt, 75, a resident of Foley, Alabama and formerly of Greenfield, died on Saturday, March 2, 2002 at the South Baldwin Medical Center, Foley, Alabama. He was born on June 7, 1926 in Hancock County, IN and was the child of the late Harry Liebrandt and Marquarete (Morgan). He was a retired U.S. Postal Service Supervisor and contractor. He was the Past Commander of Post #44, American Legion Gulf Shores, AL; Past Post Commander, American Legion #119 , Greenfield, IN; former Indiana 10th District Commander, American Legion; Life member of the V.F.W. #5658 of Elberta, AL; was a member of Greenfield F.O.P. #140; and former Vice Chairman of the National Security Committee of the American Legion. Mr. Liebrandt served in the U.S. military during WWII with the llth Armored Division and was the recipient of three campaign stars. He is survived by his wife Martha (Babb) Liebrandt who he married on Feb. 8, 1945; two daughters Marti Doering of Ellettsville, IN and Kay Rowland of Greenfield; brother Wilford Liebrandt of Battle Creek, MI; sisters Evelyn Fentz of Dillsboro, IN and Mary Nigh of Carthage, IN; 3 grandchildren; 1 step-grandchild; 5 grandchildren and 1 step-grandchild. He was preceded in death by granddaughter: Kathleen Rowland; brothers Don and Dale Liebrandt and sister: Virginia Whitfield.. Services will be Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary. Military graveside honors will be conducted by Post #119, Greenfield. Calling will be Tuesday, March 5, 2002 3-8 p.m. at Pasco Memorial Mortuary with burial at Park Cemetery, Greenfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion National Emergency Fund.

DEATH OF DOROTHY MILDRED BUSHEY

Dorothy Mildred Bushey, 85, a resident of Greenfield, died on March 2nd, 2002 at home. She was born January 28, 1917 in Los Angeles, CA, the child of the late John Harrison Greider and Minnie Esther (Sowers) Greider. She had been a Personnel Director at Bullocks in Los Angeles, CA and was a graduate of Manor Arts High School in Los Angeles, CA. She is survived by daughter Ardath (husband James) Stamm; sisters Blanche Pore of California and Vivian Pendleton of California; and three grandchildren: Kim Brubaker, Scott Stamm and Robin Stamm Szithas. A private service is planned with private burial at East Hill Cemetery, Rushville, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit. Erlewein Mortuary is assisting with the arrangements.

DEATH OF JEANNETTE RILEY PEPPERS

Susan Jeannette Riley Peppers, 77, a resident of Greenfield and former resident of Rochester, IN died on Saturday March 2, 2002 at Brandywine Manor Nursing and Rehab. Center of Greenfield. She was born April 1, 1924 at Sioux Falls, SD, the child of the late Walter Elkins and Emaline (Lawrence) Elkins. She was a registered nurse at Woodlawn Hospital of Rochester and later the Turtle Creek Convalescent Center of Elkhart. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Indianapolis and a graduate of the Marion Co. General hospital School of Nursing. Sons survive her: Daniel (Rebecca) Riley of Greenfield and Walter (Ginger) Riley of Clarksville, TN. Services will be Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 8540 E. 16thSt., Indianapolis officiated by Rev. John A. Herfurth. Calling will be Monday, March 4, 2002 at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary and after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoover Cemetery, Athens, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church or the Hancock Memorial Hospital Foundation.

DEATH OF OPAL MARIE (STEPHENS) ROBINSON

Opal Marie (Stephens) Robinson, age 78, of Greenfield, died Friday, March 1, 2002. Born October 29, 1923 in Vincennes, she was the daughter of E.O. and Ida (Geller) Stephens. She graduated from high school in Princeton, IN. She married Major F. Robinson on June 19, 1944. Ms. Robinson was a homemaker and a great wife, mother, and grandmother. She was also a member of Northside Christian Church, where she was very active in the choir and ladies group. Survivors include her husband, Major F. Robinson of Greenfield; her son Tim Robinson of Morristown; her daughters, Diana M. Hayse of Greenfield and Vicki L. Robinson of Indianapolis; her sisters, Nellie Burrow of Greenfield, Cora May Gray of Indianapolis, and Vera Kirby of Wichita Falls, Texas; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her parents; her brothers, Howard and Paul Stephens; and her sister Elta Holland preceded her in death. Friends may call from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4, at Erlewein Mortuary. Brother Bill Reed will be officiating. Entombment will be at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s or the Macular Degeneration Association.

DEATH OF WALLACE A. "WALLY" ROBERTS
Wallace A. "Wally" Roberts, 78, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on Saturday, March 2, 2002 at his residence in Hancock County, IN.  Mr. Roberts was born on January 11, 1924 in Hancock County, IN, the child of the late Martin Eligah Roberts and Lora (Coffin) Roberts. He was an executive with the United States Department of Agriculture and a Hancock County farmer who retired in 1986. He was also an avid fisherman and by education a 1942 graduate of Westland High School.  He leaves survivin his wifeClaudia (Pearce) Roberts of Greenfield who he married onMay 21st, 1949.  Other survivors are his sons: Gary Roberts of Greenfield, Stan Roberts of buffalo Grove, IL; daughter 

DEATH OF RUTH H. EAKIN (LOGAN)
Ruth H. Eakin (Logan), 71, a resident of Oaklandon, IN and formerly of Fortville died on Thursday, February 29, 2002 at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis, IN.  Ms. Eakin was a child of Gordon Logan and Estelle Hathaway both deceased and she was born in Indianapolis, IN on March 15, 1930. She was married to Joseph L. Eakin who she married on February 27, 1954 at Fortville.  Mr. Eakin survives.  She is also survived by Joseph L. Eakin of Oaklandon; daughter Nancy (husband John) Molitor of Carmel; 4 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her adopted mother Nora O. Thomas; son Joseph L. Eakin, Jr. and sisters Doris Jarrett and Rosemary Adams.  She was graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in Oldenberg, IN and was a member of the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.  Ms. Eakin was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #261 Auxiliary; past president of the Immaculate Conception Academy Alumni Association, City of Lawrence Democratic Ward Chairperson for many years.  She participated in Birch Bay's Presidential Nomination Campaign Bid and was active in many local election campaigns and voter registration drives.  She served with Marvella Bayh on the American Cancer Society Campaign.  Ms. Eakin was a homemaker.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Fortville, IN officiated by Rev. Fr. Bil Ehalt of the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.  Her remains will be buried at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville IN.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Academy in care of the funeral home.

DEATH OF HELEN B. ORR
Helen B. Orr, age 88 years, a resident of St. Cloud, FL and a former resident of the Wilkinson Community passed away Sunday , February 24 at her residence in St. Cloud, FL She was born February 18, 1914 in Peru, IL. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Rose Elizabeth Hohmann.  She retired from a Tile Factory in Anderson and was a member of the Wilkinson and Kennard Brotherhood and Sisterhood.  Survivors include her daughter Edna Fannin of St. Cloud, FL; 1 sister, Lucille Martin of Indianapolis, IN; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Orr in 1965; a son, Norman Orr, in 1964 and 4 brothers.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2002 in the Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Jon Day officiating.  Burial will follow at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.   Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 12:00 until the time of the service.

DEATH OF MAGGIE G. PITTS
Maggie G. Pitts, age 86 years, a resident of Pendleton and a former resident of the Spiceland and Knightstown Community, passed away Tuesday February 26,2002 at the Rawlins House Healthcare Center in Pendleton.  She was born June 19, 1915 in Sidell, Kentucky and was a daughter of the late Thomas and Dora (Retherford) Gabbard.  She retired in 1977 fro Delco-Remy Plant #10 after 30 years of service.  She was a member of the Spiceland Friends Church and the U.A.W. Local #662.  Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Roy (Norma) beaver of Pendleton, Mrs. Don (Eleanor) Keck of Markleville; 2 sons, Mr. Randall (wife, Patsy) Pitts of Anderson; Mr. Omar (wife, Donna) Pitts of Shreveport, LA; l sister, Mrs. Carlin (Mary) Brandt of Kennard; 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Chester Pitts in 1991; 4 brothers and 2 sisters.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday in the Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Sid Martin officiating.  Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Spiceland Friends Church, P.O. Box 27, Spiceland, IN 47385.

DEATH OF FLOYD E. APPLE
Floyd E. Apple, 82, a resident of Greenfield, IN, died on Thursday Feb. 28, 2002 at Hancock Memorial Hospital.  He was born January 1, 1920 in Maxwell, IN and was the child of John H. Apple and Hazel (Roberts) Apple neither of whom survive. By occupation, he had worked as a Service Manager for Padgett Chevrolet of Morristown for several years.  Floyd was also a farmer. He is survived by his wife Ruth B. (Maxwell) Apple of Greenfield, IN who he married on June 14, 1942.  He is survived by sons Johnnie Apple of Greenfield and Tom Apple of Wilkinson and daughter Suzanne "Sue" Smith of Shirley as well as brother Paul Apple of Greenfield and sister Blonda Caldwell of Morristown, 7 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.  He was also preceded in death by sisters Vera Porter and Mary Stricker and borther Howard Apple.  Services will be Monday, March 4, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield officiated by Rev. Shirley Lukens.  Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Sunday, March 3, 2002 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. with burial at the McCray Cemetery, Wilkinson, IN.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Heart Fund.

DEATH OF JOHN BRAUNS. 
John Brauns, 86, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on Thursday, February 28, 2002 at Indianapolis, IN. Mr. Brauns was born on November 13, 1913 in 
Cincinnati, OH to George Brauns and Elizabeth (Schenkel) Brauns, neither of whom survive. He worked for Ford Motor Company as an Inspector retiring in 1979. He was a member of the American Legion Post #119. He had served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth Brauns and daughter Phyllis Lenhoff. He is survived by sister Betty Sullivan of Ohio, 3 grandchildren: Belinda Grigsby of Knightstown, Bruce Lenhoff of Louisville, KY and Glenna Offutt of Louisville, KY; 4 great-grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Services for Mr. Brauns will be held on Monday March 4, 2002 at 10 a.m. at Washington Park East (Family Life Chapel
) officiated by the Rev. Chip Pieper of Greenfield, IN. Burial will be at Washington Park East in Indianapolis, IN. Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Sunday March 3 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

DEATH OF WILMA L. PIERSON
Wilma L. Pearson, 84, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on Sunday, February 24, 2002 at her residence in Greenfield, IN.  She was born October 7, 1917 at Greenfield, IN to Henry Merle Glascock and Nellie Blanche (Dailey) Glascock neither of whom survive.  She was a secretary for Ingersol Steel in New Castle for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Roger E. Pearson, Harriet M. Reynolds, sister; Hilda M. Chappel, sister; Keith Glascock, brother; Milton Glascock, brother; and  Merle Glascock, brother. She is survived by several nieces and one nephew and several great nieces and nephews.  Services will be conducted Friday, March 1, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Glencove Cemetery.  Calling will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Friday, March 1st from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Burial will be at Glencove Cemetery, Knightstown.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association of Chicago, IL.

DEATH OF CHARLES B. JACKSON
Charles B. Jackson, 88, a resident of Greenfield, IN died on Wed. Feb. 22, 2002 at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield. Mr. Jackson was the child of David Jackson and Clara (Wilson)  Jackson neither of whom survive.  He is survived by Tim Jackson of Greenfield, Bill Jackson of Greenfield, Gus Jackson of Greenfield and Joy Jack of Maxwell, 19 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Jackson had been employed as a Route Salesman for 43 years with Jewel T., Bluebird Pies, Omar Bread and Tuchman Cleaners.  He was a member of the Teamsters Local #135 and the Greenfield Christian Church.  He was also a member of the 1932 Greenfield High School State Championship Baseball Team.  he graduated from Greenfield High School.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit.  Services for Mr. Jackson will be on Saturday March 2, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary with burial in Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Friday, March 1, 2002 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m..

JOHN W. WALKER
John W. Walker, age 74, Greenfield, Indiana died on Monday, February 25, 2002 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana. He was born on December 13, 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the son of Joseph W. Walker and Marjorie (Hughes) Walker. His married Jean (Hughes) Walker on September 10, 1950.
He was a 1950 graduate of Indiana University. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was self employed Insurance Agent retiring in 1980. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 119 and Phi Delta Theata.
Survivors are wife: Jean (Hughes) Walker; son: Joseph W. Walker of Saint Louis, MO; daughters: Sally Geile and Marjoria Bander, both of Greenfield, Indiana; sister: Nancy Englander of Florida; 6 grandchildren.
Calling will be at Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Thursday, February 28, 2002 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Funeral will be held at Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Friday, March 01, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. with the officiated by Pastor John Paulson. Burial will be at Park Cemetery in Greenfield, Indiana. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hancock County Boys & Girls Club.
 

DONNA E. JOHNSON
Donna E. Johnson, age 92, of Greenfield, Indiana died on Wednesday, February 20th at her home. She was born on November 20, 1909 in Moline, Illinois. She was the daughter of Fredrick Fearheiley and Elizabeth (Reed) Fearheiley. She was a homemaker. She attended Purdue Univ. She was a member to the Bradley U. M. Church, Chi Omega Sorority Purdue Univ., and Tri Kappa Sorority of Greenfield. 
Survivors are son: Jack N. Johnson of Huntsville, Ala; daughter: Jo Ann Kumler of Indianapolis, Indiana; sister: Marion Eaton of Noblesville, Indiana; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by husband: Arthur C. Johnson; brother: Glen Fearheiley. Calling is on Saturday, February 23rd from 1-2p.m. at Bradley U. M. Church. Service will be held on Saturday, February 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at Bradley U. M. Church in Greenfield, Indiana with officiated by Rev. Terry Campbell. Burial will be at Park Cemetery in Greenfield, Indiana. Memorial contributions can be made to Bradley U. M. Church. 
Pasco Memorial Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.

EDNA B. SHINHAM
Edna B. Shinham, age 94, Greenfield, Indiana died on Monday, February 18, 2002 at Regency Place Greenfield, Indiana. She was born on December 31, 1907 in Franklin County, PA. She was the daughter of Edward Shilto and Ida (Leaher) Shilto. She was a seasonal sales clerk for William H. Block Company. 
Survivors are Marcella Freeman-friend; several nieces & nephews; several great nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband: George W. Shinham; several brothers and sister.
Graveside Funeral will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. with the officiated by Rev. Paul Bryant at Park Cemetery in Greenfield, Indiana. 

JAMES RICHARD DENNIS
James Richard Dennis, age 73, of Greenfield, died February 19, 2002 at Hancock Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 30, 1923 in New Lisbon, Indiana to Carl and Stella Belle Dennis. He was a graduate of Lewisville High School. Mr. Dennis was employed at the Perfect Circle in Hagerstown, until serving in the Army in Korea from 1951-1952. He was discharged as a Corporal with a Combat Infantry Badge and a Korea Service Medal. James was educated at Indiana University and Butler University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in business. He was a Certified Public Accountant, specializing in taxation. Mr. Dennis was employed as a manager with Travel Lodges, Inc. in Indianapolis and as a Reader at the Bobbs-Merrill Publishing Company in Indianapolis. He was also a partner and agent with Dr. Raymond Warden for over 30 years at Warden Farms in Greenfield. He was an active member of the American Legion Post #119 in Greenfield. Mr. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Raymond. He is survived by four sisters: Marie Dennis, Pauline Macy, Elsie Brown, and Katie O’Dell. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at Park Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21. Reverend Janet Richardson of St. James Episcopalian Church in New Castle will be officiating. Erlewein Mortuary of Greenfield is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 GEORGE R. BURNS
George R. Burns, age 82, Indianapolis(formerly of Westland, Michigan), died on Sunday, February 17, 2002 at Community East Hospital. He was born on September 12, 1919 to Myron and Mabel (Ritter) Burns. He married Alda E. (Anderson) Burns on August 11, 1945.He was a veterans of WWII, receiving a Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Burns was employed as a woodsman for ten years in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and as a machine operator for thirty years at General Motors in Ypsilanti, Michigan, retiring 1982. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 19 at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Pastor Ronald Baumann will conduct the funeral services at Zion Lutheran Church at New Palestine 11:00 A.M. with viewing one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be at the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery following the funeral service. He is survived by wife, Alda (Anderson) Burns of Indianapolis, son, Peter D. Burns of Pinckney, MI. daughter, Candace J. Daksiewioz of New Palestine, IN. brother, John F. Burns of Rhinelander, WI. Sister, Dorothy T. Pennock of Puyallup, WA, 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.

RONNIE B. DRAPER
Ronnie B. Draper, 59, Greenfield, Indiana (formerly of Rush County), died on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at Greenfield, Indiana. He was born on December 7, 1942 in Rush County, Indiana. He was the son of L. Wayne Draper and Mary Elizabeth "Mid" (Heaver) Draper. He married Marcia (Strait) Draper on August 10, 1996. He was a 1960 graduate of Carthage High School. He was a member of Carthage Masonic Lodge. Mr. Draper was a Clerk with Hancock County Clerk’s office since May 2001. He retired January 1992 from Eli Lilly Co. of Greenfield after 27 years of service. 
Survivors are wife: Marcia (Strait) Draper of Greenfield; sons: Jim Draper of Rushville, IN.; step son: Matt Dusing of Franklin, Indiana; daughters: Teresa Shepherdson and Dargara Messer, both of Greenfield, Indiana, Ronda Notter of Indianapolis, Indiana; step daughter: Marcia Petrey of Springsboro, Ohio; 5 grandsons. He was preceded in death by Mary Elizabeth "Mid" Draper, Waldo & Fannie (Lightner) Draper, Charles & Katherine Woaver.
Calling will be at Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Friday, February 22, 2002 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Special Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2002 at Pasco Memorial Mortuary. Funeral will be on Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Pasco Memorial Mortuary with Rev. Paul Enyart. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery, Arlington, Indiana. Memorial contributions can be made to Leukemia Society of America Indianapolis, Indiana , Autism Clinic of Riley Hospital, Indianapolis. 

ELVIE MILLS
Elvie Mills, age 88, of Fortville, Indiana died Friday, February 15, 2002 at Pendleton, Indiana. He was born on July 13, 1913 in Delaware County, Indiana to Emory Mills and Emma Stohler. He was a member of Fortville Baptist Church. He was employed as a utility worker at the former Delco-Remy Plant in Anderson retiring in 1979. He was also a Hancock County Farmer. 
Survivors are: grandchildren: Leah N. Mills of Columbus, Ohio and Jason B. Mills of Mansfield, Ohio; sister: Faye (husband: Tom) Ebert of Lapel; several nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his wife: Olive (Foust) Mills in September 2001 and by son: Gary E. Mills in 1994. 
Calling will be Sunday, February 17, 2002 from 2 to 6p.m. at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville. Funeral will be held on Monday, February 18, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, Indiana. Officiated by Rev. Matt VeHorn Fortville Baptist Church. Burial will be at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, Indiana. Memorial contributions can be made to the Fortville Baptist Church.
 

 JESSE L. SHIELDS (POPEYE)
Jesse L. Shields (Popeye), age 73, of Fortville, Indiana died Monday, February 18, 2002 at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born on February 8, 1929 in McCordsville, Indiana. He was the son of Robert Shields and Doris O. Schultz. He was a member of the Fortville American Legion Post 391, served in the U.S. Navy from 1947-1950. He retired in 1980 from the former Delco-Remy Plant Division of General Motors Corporation in Anderson, Indiana.
He was survived by his son: Randall D. (wife Patrice) Shields of Greenfield; daughter: Toby F. (husband Rick) Bell of Indianapolis; 6 grandchildren: Oliva and Scott Bell, Keller, Alexis, Zuchury and Jocelyn Shields.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday, February 20, 2002 from 4 to 8p.m. at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home in Fortville, Indiana.
Graveside funeral will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gravel Lawn Cemetery, in Fortville, Indiana. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hancock County Community Foundation. 

NORA E. AYERS (GOOD)
Nora E. Ayers (Good), age 98, of Indianapolis, Indiana. Formerly of Pendleton and McCordsville, Indiana died Saturday, February 16, 2002 at Westminster Village North, Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born on September 18, 1903 in Boone County, Indiana to Leslie Good and Alice Walden. 
She graduated from Brownsburg High School. She retired in 1962 as a cahier at the former Goff’s Meat Market in Pendleton, prior to that she was a bookkeeper at the former elevator in Pendleton. She was also a bookkeeper at Pinell-Dulin Lumber CO. in Noblesville. She also did alterations and was a seamstress and quilt maker for Gladys Keys Fabric Shop. She was a member of McCordsville United Methodist Church, Pendleton Order of the Eastern Star, member of the 13 & 20 Home Economics Club of Pendleton. Survivors are son: Louis K. (wife Vera) Ayers of McCordsville; daughters: Margaret C. (husband Russel) Heath of Indianapolis, Mildred E. (husband Harold) Lindamood of Kenneth City, FL; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank B. Ayers and by sons Paul E. Ayers and Herb Ayers. 
Calling is February 19, 2002 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 12:00 noon at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, Indiana. Officiated by Rev. Scott Cassel McCordsville United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers, Indiana. Memorial contributions can be made to the McCordsville United Methodist Church.

JOAN W. SCHEITER
Joan W. Scheiter, 77, of Greenfield, Indiana died Tuesday, February 12, at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana. She was born on May 25, 1924 in Cottonwood, ID., to Frank S. Wimer and Natalie (Rustemeyer) Wimer. She retired from Hancock Bank & Trust- Trust Department from 1972-1988. She also worked at Finance Center, Spokane, Washington from 1942-1953. She was a member of the St. Michael Catholic Church. Survivors are sons: Gary Scheiter of Peru, IN.; Jeffrey Scheiter of Morristown, IN.; David Scheiter of Greenfield, IN.; Daughters: Natalia Scheiter of Greenfield, IN; Carol Vandermark of Indianapolis, IN; brother: Maurice Kimer of Idaho; sister: Stelia Ainzen of Idaho; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchildren. Proceeded in death by husband: Wilfred H. Scheiter; daughter: Jill M. Scheiter; her parents; sister: Imolda Wimer.
Calling will be at Pasco Memorial Mortuary on February 14, 2002 at 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Service will be on February 15, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Michael Catholic Church will the officiated by Father Severin Messick O.S.B. Burial will be at Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Indiana. Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Michael Church Building Fund.
 

SHARLYN L. SMITH
Sharlyn L. Smith, 46, of Greenfield, Indiana died on Thursday, February 14, 2002 at Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born on May 13, 1955 in Evansville, Indiana to Charles L. Spradley and Frances L. (Abrama) Spradley. She married Carl G. Smith on March 20, 1974. She worked for Brandywine Animal Clinic and Harlan Sprad- Dolly in Cumberland, Indiana. Survivors are daughters: Ulonda E. Anderson of Shelbyville, IN; Angela L. Lerrabee of Cincinnati, OH. Brother: Brian Spradley of Olimpia, WA.1 Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Calling is at Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Sunday, February 17, 2002 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Service will be held on Monday, February 18, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. at Pasco Memorial Mortuary. Officiated by Rev. David Perry. Burial will be at New Palestine Cemetery, New Palestine, Indiana. 
 

MAE FREELAND
Mae Freeland, 84, of Greenfield, Indiana died on Thursday, February 14, 2002 at Greenfield. She was born on May 13, 1917 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Watson Winkler and Anna (Chambers) Winkler. She was an Executive Secretary. She was a member of the Eastern Star. 
Survivors are sons: Tom Brewer of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Paul Brewer of Greenwood, Indiana; daughter: Isabelle Black of Greenfield, Indiana; 10 Grandchildren; 14 Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents; husband: Curt Freeland. Calling will be at Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Saturday, February 16, 2002 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Service will held on Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. at Pasco Memorial Mortuary. Burial will be at Washington Park East, Indianapolis, Indiana.
 

BERNICE U. HUGHES (UNTULIS)
Bernice U. Hughes (Untulis), 8, of Conovan,IL., died on Thursday, February 14, 2002 at Watseka, IL. She was born on May 24, 1912 in East Chicago, Indiana to William Phillip Untulis and Katherine (Skukste) Untulis. 
She was a Substitute Teacher in Hancock County, IN. Director of Red Cross in Hancock County from 1963-1964. Hancock County Recorder from 1967-1974, Hancock County Trustee from 1968-1990. She was member of the Harmony Homemakers Club, Graduated from East Chicago Washington and Attended one year at Indiana State. She was also a Welcome Wagon Hostess.
Survivors are son: Richard D. Hughes of Denver, CO; daughter: Barbara Wilfong of Kentland, IN.; 5 Grandchildren; 7 Great-Grandchildren. Proceeded in death by her parents; husband: Austin M. Hughes; sister: Nancy B. Hughes. Calling will be at Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Sunday, February 17, 2002 from 1:00 P.m. to 5:00 P.M. Service will be on Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 7:30 P.M. at Pasco Memorial Mortuary in Greenfield, Indiana. Officiated by Rev. Harold Crate. Memorial contributions can be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospices-Watseka, IL., and American Red Cross. 
 

DONNA MAE (HAMLYN) LANTZ

Donna Mae (Hamlyn) Lantz, 79, of New Palestine died February 11th at Hancock Memorial Hospital. She was born in Indianapolis on February 3, 1923 to John Newal Hamlyn and Lavada Hutchinson. She was a housewife and worked at Lantz Farms. She was a member of New Palestine Methodist Church. She was survived by husband: Wilbur Charles Lantz; daughters: Rhonda Dee (Lantz) Buzan of Carmel, Renee Juan (Lantz) Corwin of New Palestine; 5 grandchildren; 1 Great Grandchild; proceeded in death by son: Roger Lantz; sister: Marjorie Hamlyn. 
Calling is February 15th at 3 to 7p.m. at Hendryx Mortuary, New Palestine. Service is February 16th at 2 p.m. at New Palestine United Methodist Church. Burial will be at New Palestine Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to American Heart Association. 

MARTON L. GARDNER

Marton L. Gardner, age 100, of Pendleton formerly of Ingalls, died Sunday, February 10th at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the son of Elmer Gardner and Carrie Olvey. He was born in Madison County on October 18, 1901. He was married to Naomi Apple Gardner on May 3, 1924 in Greenfield, Indiana. He graduated from the International Correspondence School of Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1945. He was a member of Ingalls Christian Church. He was retired as an electrical supervisor in 1965 from the former Delco-Remy Plant in Anderson after 40 years of service.
He grew up working in his father’s blacksmith shop. He was also 50 year plus member of the Fortville F & AM Lodge NO. 207, past member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, member of the Belgian Draft Horse Association of America, he was also the Ingalls Christian Church Treasurer for 35 years. He was a passenger and survived the devastating Alfont Interurban wreck of February 27, 1924.He was survived by son: David (wife Jane) Gardner of Ingalls; daughters: Peggy (husband Ivan) Fisher of Anderson; Ruthann (husband Donald) Lawyer of Shirley; 12 grandchildren;18 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; brother: Francis Gardner of South Carolina; numerous nieces and nephews; preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Naomi (Apple) Gardner; brothers: Calvin, Earl, Cher, Everett and Horace Gardner; sisters: Beverly Gardner, Mary Campbell, Gertrude Brooks. 
Visiting hours are Wednesday, February 13, 2002 from 4 to 8p.m. at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, Indiana. Funeral will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 14, 2002 at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville with officiated by Rev. Mike Hammans Ingalls Christian Church. Burial will be at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, Indiana.

WILLIAM R. CAULDWELL
William R. Cauldwell, age 80, Fortville, Indiana died on Saturday, February 2, 2002 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, Indiana. He was the son of William D. Cauldwell and Viola E. Ross. He was born in Indianapolis on May 25, 1921. 
He married Evelyn Keppel Cauldwell on June 18, 1955 in Greenfield, Indiana. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and survived the sinking of the USS Vincennes, during the Korean Conflict he served in the U.S. Army, he was also a Life Member of Fortville American Legion Post 391, Life Member of Disabled American Veterans, Fortville Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 207, Fortville Brotherhood and Sisterhood retired in 1983 from Brookside Corporation after 13 years service.
He was survived by wife: Evelyn J. (Keppel) Cauldwell of Fortville; sons: Michael Lee Cauldwell of Indianapolis; Wm. Ross Cauldwell, Jr. of Bainbridge; 4 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sister: Vera Jean Crisler of Greenwood; several nieces and nephews. 
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2002 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville. Funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2002 at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home at Fortville, Indiana. Burial is at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville. Special Military Graveside Rites February 7, 2002. Led by Fortville American Legion Post 391 and Fortville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6904. Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society. 
 

NEMA M. HIDAY (HUNT)
Nema M. Hiday (Hunt), age 95, of Fortville, Indiana died Saturday, February 2, 2002 at Regency Place of Greenfield, Indiana. She is the daughter of Charles S. Hunt and Nancy M. Kingen. She was born in Hancock County on June 8, 1906. She graduated from the old Fortville High School in 1925, she received a teaching certificate from Teacher's College and later from Butler University with which Teacher's College later affiliated. She began her teaching career at No. 1 school in Madison County in 1928, she moved to Center School in Green Township in Madison County where she taught for 40 years retiring in 1970. When she retired she received congratulations letters from then President Richard Nixon, Governor Edgar Whitcom and Senator Birch Bayh. The school was also closed when Mrs. Hiday retired. During her 42 year teaching career she taught 1552 students. 
She was a member of Fortville United Methodist Church. She received the Sagamore of the Wabash on January 21, 200 from Governor Frank O'Bannon, member of the Fortville Garden Club, member of the State of Indiana Retired Teachers Association. She also held the distinction of being a member of the Fortville United Methodist Church longer than any other person.
She is survived by brother: Ralph Hunt of Fortville; nieces: Juene (husband Robert) Adams of Fortville; Kay (husband Phillip) Rihm of Greenfield; Pam (husband Richard) Reichenbach of Greenfield; several great nieces and nephews; preceded in death by her parents, husband George Hiday and brother Floyd Hunt.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, February 5, 2002 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, at Fortville. Funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at Fortville United Methodist Church with the officiated by Rev. Mark Dwyer Fortville United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, Indiana. Memorial contributions can be made to American Diabetes Association. 
 

HARRY R. GLASSBURN
Harry R. Glassburn, age 72, Fortville, died on Monday, February 4, 2002 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 2, 1929 to Melvin D. Glassburn and Olga M. Johnson. He most recently had been a cook at the former Judy's Restaurant in Fortville, prior to that he had been a service station attendant at several service stations in Fortville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. During his time in the services he served in occupied Japan, the Korean Conflict and Germany. He was a life member of the Fortville American Legion Post 391, life member of Fortville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6904 and a life member of the National Rifle Association. 
He was survived by brother: Russell D. Glassburn of Wanamker and James R. Glassburn of Candler, N.C.; sisters: Helen M. Byrd of Campbellsville, KY; several nieces and nephews; preceded in death by his parents and sister: Mary Lou Musgrave. Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville in charge of arrangements.

PAUL HAWKINS
Paul Hawkins, age 32, of Greenfield, Indiana died on Saturday, February 2, 2002 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana. He was born in Beech Grove on January 17, 1920 to George Hawkins and Mary Irene Hawkins. He married Betty J. (Grose) Hawkins on March 01, 1947. He graduated from Ben Davis High Scholl in Indianapolis.
He was a retired Guard Indiana Reformatory at Pendleton Guard at Hancock County Jail following retirement from Pendleton. He is survived by wife: Betty J. (Grose) Hawkins; daughter: Beverly J. Parsons of Shelbyville, Indiana; sisters: Josephine (Unknown) of Indianapolis, Indiana, Marjorie Hissond of St. Charles, IL; He was proceeded in death by sisters: Elizabeth Hopper, and Esther Boyd; brother: Bobby Hawkins.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association in care of Pasco Memorial Mortuary. 

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.


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