Miscellaneous Harrison County, Indiana Obituaries - 2000

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Ruth Beanblossom
Ruth Beanblossom, 91, Mauckport, formerly of Minneola, Kan., died Sunday, Jan. 28, at her home.

A native of New Albany, born March 22, 1909, she was the daughter of the late John T. and Nora Barth Wilburn.

She was a former seamstress and a member of Mauckport United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Beanblossom, and a son, Arlie Beanblossom Jr.

Survivors include two daughters, Jo Ann Timberlake of Laconia and Nina Lee Faith of Mauckport; a brother, Robert Wilburn of New Albany; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 31, after 9 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Central Cemetery. The Rev. Carl A. Martin will officiate and be organist.

Pallbearers will be Mark Boyd, Wes Durham, James Wathen III, Chris Harbeson, Chris Woodward and Michael Wilburn.

The family suggests memorial gifts to her church.


Mary B. Richard
Mary B. Richard, 77, Lady Lake, Fla., formerly of New Albany, died Friday, Jan. 12.

A native of Laconia, born Jan. 9, 1924, she was the daughter of Daisy Timberlake Beanblossom of Corydon and the late Kenneth Beanblossom.

She was a retired employee of Publix in Leesburg, Fla., and a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Richard.

Survivors besides her mother include a son, Gary L. Richard of Virginia; two daughters, Janet Lane Allum of Lake Park, Fla., and Sandy Emert of W. Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Robert Beanblossom of Albany and Jim Beanblossom of Laconia; four sisters, Laura Wither of Walkertown, N.C., Joann Fox of Leesburg, Jean Christian of Sebring, Fla., and Barbara Sherman of Mauckport; and three grandchildren.

A graveside service was Monday, Jan. 15, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Leesburg. The Rev. Robert Mullis officiated. Beyers Funeral Home in Leesburg handled the arrangements.


Wade Winstead
Wade Winstead, 74, Lanesville, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.

He was a native of Bell County, Ky., an Army veteran of World War II, a retired Louisville police officer and a member of Fraternal Order of Police, American Legion in Louisville, Disabled American Veterans Portland Post and Harrison Hills Baptist Church in Lanesville.

Survivors include his wife, the former Margaret Bundy; four sons, Wade and Robert Winstead, both of Lanesville, Paul Winstead of Louisville and Jeff Winstead of Elizabeth; a daughter, Opal Winstead of Louisville; a brother, John Winstead of Louisville; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Friday, Jan. 26, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in Lanesville Cemetery. The Rev. John Eliff officiated. Graveside rites were performed by the Louisville Police Dept.

Pallbearers were Wade H., Paul, Jeff and Robert Winstead, Thomas and Shawn Seabolt and Kevin Winstead.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the Lincoln Hills Baptist Church Building Fund.


Paul E. Baylor
Former Harrison County Councilman Paul E. Baylor, 83, Central Barren, died Sunday, Jan. 28, at 6:29 a.m. at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.

A native of Harrison County, Baylor was born Aug. 9, 1917, the son of the late Claude A. and Emma Wenning Baylor.

He was a retired branch manager for Getty Oil Co. in Palmyra; an employee of Wenning Packing Co. in Central Barren; a chemical engineer at E.I. Dupont; and a branch manager for Skelgas in Palmyra. He owned Baylor Associated Store in Palmyra.

He served eight years on the advisory board for the Morgan Township Trustee and later served eight years as the township trustee. He also served 12 years on the Harrison County Council, having been elected from District One.

Former Councilman Peter J. Schickel of Lanesville served with Baylor on the council, which controls spending for county government, beginning in January 1959.

"Paul had a positive, conservative attitude working with his fellow councilmen," Schickel said. "We didn't have a whole lot of extra money. We had to get the best mileage out of what we had.

"Paul, with his business experience, was very helpful."

His son, Darrell, said, "Dad was the kind of guy who would be at ease no matter where he was, whether at Birch Bayh's reception in Washington or attending a social event at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Bradford.

"He was a people person," Darrell said. "He was a die-hard Democrat, back when being a Democrat wasn't all that popular.

"He was the first Democrat in 20 years to be elected trustee."

Darrell added: "Above all, he was a devoted and loving family man."

Baylor's memberships included the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Corydon and United Methodist Church in Central Barren.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 63 years, the former Leona F. Powell; two sons, Darrell Baylor of Anderson and Donald Baylor of New Salisbury; two daughters, Phyllis Knight of Palmyra and Lynette Farnsley of Floyds Knobs; a brother, Claude (Bill) Baylor of Corydon; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in Palmyra Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial gifts to his church.


Louis Herron
Louis Herron, 63, Greenville, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, at his home.

He was a former pipe handler for Nibco Inc. and a member of Masonic Lodge 266 in Louisville.

Survivors include his wife, the former Julia Westby; three sons, Louis Jr. and Craig Herron, both of Greenville, and Darrel Herron of Floyds Knobs; two daughters, Shawn Kiesel of Louisville and Michelle Young of Pekin; a brother, Jerry Herron of Louisville; three sisters, Louise Geary of Louisville, Marie Hardin of Greenville and Gloria Young of Utah; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service was Saturday, Jan. 27, at First Assembly of God in New Albany. The body was cremated. Love Funeral Home in Palmyra handled the arrangements.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Vista Care Hospice, 1908 Unruh Ct., New Albany, IN 47150.


Kathryn E. Best
Kathryn E. Best, 85, Elizabeth, died Monday, Jan. 29, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.

A native of Laconia, born Nov. 17, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Jacob L. and Alice Knear Schweitzer.

She was a former employee of The Fashion Shop in Clarksville and a member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Oscar Best; two sons, the Rev. William L. Best of Brownstown and Willis L. Best of Clarksville; a daughter, Wanda Hubler of Elizabeth; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 3 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 1, after 9 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.

The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth. The Revs. Alvin Wilson and Stephen Spencer will officiate. Jean Hess will be organist. The Rev. Richard Ryan will be vocalist.

Pallbearers will be Marty and Matt Hubler, Victor Best, Ron Summers, Jeff Flater and Paul Hubler.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Hospice of Southern Indiana.


Otis Minton
Otis Minton, 59, Floyds Knobs, died at 12:55 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at his home.

A native of Manchester, Ky., born Nov. 24, 1941, he was the son of Milford Minton of Louisville and the late Kizzie Hooker Minton.

He was a project manager for United Dynamics in Jeffersonville.

Survivors besides his father include two sons, Robert Minton of Georgetown and Rick Minton of Elizabeth; a daughter, Tina Decker of Lanesville; a brother, Stanley Minton of New Albany; six sisters, Jerry Stanford of Jeffersonville, Okie Crawford of Indianapolis, Roberta Lee and Mamie Farnsley, both of Georgetown, Cookie Trobaugh of Pekin and Lucy Marsh of Columbus; and 15 grandchildren.

The funeral was Monday, Jan. 29, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in Edwardsville Cemetery. The Rev. Leland Lockhart officiated.

Pallbearers were Robbie, Michael and Richie Minton, Hank Stevens, Charles Wilson, Jeremy Loftus, David Crawford and Jimmy Able.


Lucille M. Jacobs
Lucille M. Tindall Jacobs, 81, Corydon, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany.

A native of Harrison County, born Oct. 12, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Alva and Mary Noon Tindall.

She was a retired employee of the old Arpac Co. and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Central.

Survivors include a son, Roger L. Jacobs of Arcadia, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

The funeral was Saturday, Jan. 27, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in Central Cemetery. The Rev. Stan Mohler officiated. Beth Bostock was organist.

The family suggests memorial gifts to her church.

Beulah Kleinhans
Beulah Kleinhans, 88, Corydon, died Tuesday, April 3, at Indian Creek Convalescent Center in Corydon.

A native of Lanesville, born April 14, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Cora Gresham Yeager. She was a member of Pfrimmer's Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a brother, Russel Yeager of Corydon; two sisters, Mary Johnson of New Albany and Rachel Gatewood of Louisville; and two nephews, Larry and Darryl Hauswald, both of Corydon, who cared for her.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 4, from 4 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, April 5, after 8 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.

The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Pfrimmer's Chapel Cemetery. The Rev. Sandy Cooper will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Leonard Gatewood, Tom Johnson, Donald Yeager, and Paul, Chris and Jeff Hauswald. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry and Darryl Hauswald.


Lloyd Anderson
Lloyd Frederick Anderson, 47, Corydon, died Wednesday, March 28, at his home.

A native of Corydon, born June 25, 1953, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Norma Richards Anderson.

He was a cutoff saw operator at Keller Manufacturing Co. and an Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, the former Frances K. Neely.

The funeral was Friday, March 30, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Neal Kentch officiated.

Pallbearers were Randall K. and Randall L. Hisey, Brian Kiser, Ronnie Wright, Scott Schneider and Donnie Jones Jr.


Mary A. Atwell
Mary Alma Sparks Atwell, 82, Floyds Knobs, died Friday, March 30, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.

She was a native of Barren County, Ky.; a retired seamstress for the old Morton's Dress Shop; and a member of Chapel Park Baptist Church in Louisville.

Survivors include a daughter, Janet E. Cooper; a sister, Lillian London; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Monday, April 2, at Owen Funeral Home in Louisville with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West.


Thomas Gaessler
Thomas H. Gaessler, 69, Georgetown, died Friday, March 30, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.

A native of Cincinnati, born Feb. 23, 1932, he was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret Poorman Gaessler.

Survivors include two sons, Anthony Gaessler of Corydon and Bret Gaessler of Palmyra; three daughters, Lynn Gaessler of Palmyra, Cynthia Gaessler of Marengo and Brenda Vanisenberg of New Albany; a sister, Virginia Sprague of Cincinnati; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

The funeral was Tuesday, April 3, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown. The body was cremated. The Rev. Elizabeth Milazzotto officiated.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the Hospice of Southern Indiana.


Doris E. Stroud
Doris E. Manship Stroud, 83, died at 9:05 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

A native of Orange County, born Aug. 26, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Charles Benjamin and Louisa Wells Manship.

She was a former employee of Cornwell Co. in Paoli and Dillman-Green Funeral Home in Marengo. She was also a member of Marengo United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Gary David Stroud of Jasper; three daughters, Janice Stevens, Sue Mills and Ann Beals, all of Marengo; a stepson, Carl Stroud Jr. of Marengo; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Tuesday, April 3, at Dillman-Green Funeral Home in Marengo and will be Wednesday, April 4, after 9:30 a.m. at Marengo UMC.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the church with burial in Marengo Cemetery. The Revs. Kenneth Burcham and Steve Lock and Brother Justin Mills will officiate.

The family suggests memorial gifts to her church's memorial fund.


Gertrude Bush
Gertrude Bush, 87, Depauw, died Tuesday, March 27, at North Gate Nursing Home in Marion.

She was a native of Depauw and a homemaker.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Betty Churchill, who cared for her.

A graveside service was Thursday, March 29, at Milltown Cemetery. Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey handled the arrangements.


Clarence D. King
Clarence D. King, 82, Corydon, died Tuesday, March 27, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.

A native of Perry County, born May 23, 1918, he was the son of the late Charles and Catherine Kendall King.

He was a retired farmer and a member of House of Prayer Church in New Salisbury.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mary Anna Wilhite.

Survivors include six sons, Wesley B. King of New Salisbury, Henry C. and Dallas W. King, both of Corydon, Jesse J. King of Central, Clarence Daniel King of Palmyra and James M. King of Leavenworth; five daughters, Mona C. Holsapple of Pekin, Mary K. King and Martha Still, both of Corydon, Wilma L. Stucky of New Albany and Stella E. Lyle of Barnard, Mo.; a brother, Charles W. King of Depauw; a sister, Jean Kaiser of Bowling Green, Ky.; 28 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

The funeral was Friday, March 30, at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey with burial in Central Barren Cemetery. Brother Marvin Purkhiser officiated.

Pallbearers were Billy and Glenn Hammack, Andrew, Barry, Jesse and Terry King, and Michael Woodward.

Joy Schneider
Joy Booth Schneider, 72, Corydon, died Saturday, March 31, at her home.

A native of Nashville, Tenn., born June 28, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Willis R. and Margaret D. Allen Booth.

She was a member of Corydon United Methodist Church and Old Capital Golf Club, and a former member of Tri Kappa Sorority.

Survivors include her husband, Edmund Schneider; three sons, Monty Schneider of New Salisbury, Steve S. Schneider of Corydon and William R. Schneider of New Middletown; a daughter, Cindy Schneider of Ramsey; and nine grandchildren.

The funeral was Tuesday, April 3, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in St. Peter's Lutheran Church. The Rev. Barbara Planck officiated.

Pallbearers were Matt, Jason, Cory and Jacob Schneider, and Chase and Canaan Timberlake.

The family suggests memorial gifts to her church.


Catherine M. Baumann
Catherine M. Schmidt Baumann, 73, Floyds Knobs, died Saturday, March 31, at Norton Health Care Pavilion in Louisville.

She was a native of Floyds Knobs; a bookkeeper for the Floyds Knobs Community Club; co-founder and past president of Christian Mothers; past member of St. Mary of the Knobs Parish Council; secretary at Mt. St. Francis; a member of Cursillo and St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church where she was also a Eucharistic minister.

Survivors include her husband, Alvin E. Baumann; two sons, Greg Baumann of Georgetown and Doug Baumann of New Albany; three daughters, Donna Irmscher of Georgetown, and Diane Thomas and Phyllis Naville, both of Floyds Knobs; a brother, Raymond Schmidt of Floyds Knobs; three sisters, Bernice Banet and Dorothy Gettelfinger, both of Floyds Knobs, and Margaret Mann of New Albany; and 12 grandchildren.

The funeral will be Wednesday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Kraft/-Royse Generations Funeral Home in New Albany is handling the arrangements.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the Hospice of Southern Indiana of St. Mary of the Knobs School Fund.


Vivian F. Crane
Vivian F. Crane, 85, Clarksville, formerly of Georgetown, died Thursday, March 29, at Wedgewood Healthcare Center in Clarksville.

A native of New Albany, born Sept. 26, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Flora Tyler Frentz.

She was a retired teletype operator for the Louisville Police Dept.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Crane.

Survivors include a daughter, Dolores Welch Pollard of Elizabeth; a brother, Austin Frentz of Orleans; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Monday, April 2, at Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Home in New Albany with burial in Beth Haven Cemetery in Louisville.


William Seeley
William H. Seeley, 78, New Salisbury, died at 10:20 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.

He was a retired chemical operator for B.F. Goodrich; an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of Disabled American Veterans in Indianapolis and St. Michael's Catholic Church in Bradford.

Survivors include his wife, the former Dora Timberlake; a brother, Clarence C. Seeley of Covington, Ky.; and a daughter, Pauline Ashcraft of Covington.

A Wake Service was Sunday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.

The funeral was Monday, April 2, at St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery near Elizabeth. Father Bonaventure Knable officiated.


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