Miscellaneous Harrison County, Indiana Obituaries - 1999

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Dencil Brubeck
Dencil A. (Tas) Brubeck, 78, New Albany, formerly of Elizabeth, died Monday, April 19, at Wedgewood Care Center in Clarksville.

He was a native of Taswell, a Navy veteran of World War II, a former employee of the old Wood Mosaic Co. in Louisville, and he retired as part-owner of International Hardwoods in Louisville.

He was a past commander and life-member of Floyd County Post 3281 VFW and a member of Bonnie Sloan American Legion Post 28 in New Albany, the DePauw Lodge 338 F & AM, Blue Lodge Masons, Scottish Rite-Valley of Evansville, Shrine Hadi Temple of Evansville, Tri-County Shrine Club in Clarksville and Charity General Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Margaret Bacon; a stepson, Donald Bacon of Clarksville; a stepdaughter, Phyllis Richert of Clarksville; a sister, Lois Scotten of Clayton; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Friday, April 23, at 11 a.m. at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany with burial in Highfill General Baptist Cemetery in Taswell.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Charity General Baptist Church in Clarksville.


Loretta Crim
Loretta Crim, 89, Georgetown, died at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at her home.

A native of Riga, N.D., born June 11, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Ellis and Marjorie Pritchett Justice.

She was a retired clerk and bookkeeper for John T. Vie in New Albany and a member of Christ United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Crim, and a daughter, Marjorie Crim.

Survivors include two daughters, Joan L. Harrison of Georgetown and Doris M. Glotzbach of Greenville; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Saturday, April 17, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany. The Rev. Craig Duke officiated.

Pallbearers were Marshall and Christopher Banks, Shane Harrison, Garrett Lang, and Jason and Cody Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Matthew Glotzbach, Brook and Christian Lang, and Chelsea Banks.

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


Lidimae Green
Lidimae Green, 88, Greenwood, died Sunday, April 11, at her home.

A native of Greenwood, born Sept. 27, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Bertrum and Neoma Cosby Duke.

She was a children's librarian at the Indianapolis public libraries for 20 years, a children's storyteller for WFBM radio in Indianapolis for five years before becoming secretary for the auditor of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in Indianapolis for 10 years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenwood and taught Sunday school at Garfield Park Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Maurice Duke, and a sister, Catherine Ostermeir.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Frank H. Green, a native of Lanesville.

The funeral was Thursday, April 15, at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory in Greenwood with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Duke officiated.

The family suggests memorial gifts to First Baptist Church, 99 E. Main St., Greenwood, IN 46142.


Neil A. Holsclaw
Neil A. Holsclaw, 103, formerly of Ramsey, died Saturday, April 17, at Todd Dickey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Leavenworth.

A native of Corydon, born Feb. 6, 1896, he was the son of the late James and Mary Feller Holsclaw.

He was a retired self-employed barber and violin maker, and an Army veteran of World War I.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Marcus Barksdale of New Salisbury, who cared for him.

The funeral was Monday, April 19, at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey. The body was cremated. The Rev. John Wessic officiated. Delores Barksdale was organist.


Evelyn E. Hood
Evelyn E. Garbrough Hood, 56, Corydon, died Tuesday, April 13, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

A native of Harrison County, born March 28, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Amzie H. and Lois M. Brown Garbrough.

She was a training coordinator for Wal-Mart and a member of Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Earl E. Hood; two daughters, Jill Combs of Lanesville and Sarah McCutcheon of Depauw; a brother, Gene Garbrough of New Albany; a sister, Phyllis S. Duley of Corydon; and four grandchildren.

The funeral was Friday, April 16, at Pleasant Ridge UMC with burial in the church cemetery. The Revs. Orville Hendrixson and Robert Carey officiated. Naomi Saulman was organist. Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon handled the arrangements.

Pallbearers were Eddie McCutcheon, Tony Combs, Kenny Saulman, Steve Hoehn, Everett Albin Jr. and Bill Duley.

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


Cecilia A. Humphrey
Cecilia Ann Sneed Humphrey, 81, Corydon, died Tuesday, April 13, at Shelby (Ill.) Memorial Hospital.

A native of Lebanon, Ky., born Jan. 6, 1918, she was the former Cecilia Ann Simpson, daughter of the late James and Nanny Bell Farmer Simpson. She was a member of Corydon Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include three sons, the Rev. Larry H. Sneed of Shelbyville, Ill., and Herbert Sneed of Corydon, and Hubert Sneed of Creede, Colo.; three stepsons, Robert Humphrey of New Albany, Carl Humphrey of Jeffersonville and Paul Humphrey of Oxford, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Sneed of Corydon; three sisters, Agnes Simpson and Cora Garrett, both of Campbellsville, Ky., and Elizabeth Fisher of Mannsville, Ky.; 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.

The funeral was Saturday, April 17, at Corydon Church of the Nazarene with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville. The Revs. Kevin Sneed and John Wessic officiated. Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon handled the arrangements.

The family suggests memorial gifts to her church.


Joseph Kendall
Joseph M. Kendall, 92, Brandenburg, died Monday, April 12, at his home.

A native of Meade County, Ky., born July 13, 1906, he was the son of the late Samuel Thomas and Emma Catherine Murray Kendall.

He was a retired farmer, a former magistrate of Meade County and a member of Salem Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Kendall.

Survivors include a daughter, Daisy Coleman of Brandenburg; a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.

The funeral was Wednesday, April 14, at Chapel of Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg with burial in Cap Anderson Cemetery. The Rev. Donald L. Cole officiated.

Pallbearers were Hayden Goldsmith, Keith Lawson, Richard Bennett, Gerhard Neben, Dr. James Kendall and Billy Biddle.

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


Harvey Kessler
Harvey H. Kessler, 86, Floyds Knobs, died Monday, April 19, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.

He was a native of Leavenworth, a forklift operator at the old Quarter Master Depot in Jeffersonville and a Navy veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther K. Kessler.

Survivors include a daughter, Irma L. Kessler of New Albany; a brother, Warren Kessler of Galena; three grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

The funeral was Wednesday, April 21, at Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Home Market Street Chapel with burial in Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.


Leslie Randolph
Leslie Ann Randolph, 67, Floyds Knobs, died Saturday morning, April 17, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.

A native of New Albany, she retired as branch manager for the old Union National Bank of New Albany. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was a former soloist in the choir.

Survivors include her husband, Harry E. Randolph of Floyds Knobs; and a daughter, Melanie Lynn Randolph of New Albany.

The funeral was Tuesday, April 20, at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society.


Earl Rudolph
Earl Rudolph, 64, Palmyra, died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at Washington County Memorial Hospital in Salem.

A native of Palmyra, born Nov. 28, 1934, he was the son of the late George H. and Blanche Libka Rudolph.

He was a retired vice president of Peoples Trust Bank in Salem and a member of Borden Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Betty Simpson; a son, Chris Rudolph of Palmyra; three daughters, Earlene Brown, Debbie Love and Lori Kiesler, all of Palmyra; four brothers, Norris Rudolph of Palmyra, Arvil Rudolph of Georgetown, and Alan and Melvin Rudolph, both of Corydon; six sisters, Verna Emerson of Byrneville, Virginia Duvall of Ramsey, Georgia Eveslage of Palmyra, Darlene Lang of Pekin, Frances Stinnett of Georgetown and Carol Sue Smith of Borden; and seven grandchildren.

The funeral was Friday, April 16, at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in Palmyra Cemetery.

Lottie F. Allen
Lottie Fern Allen, 94, English, died Friday, April 23, at Todd-Dickey Medical Center in Leavenworth.

She was a native of Crawford County and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include a brother, Thelmer Allen; and a great-niece, Kim Lindauer, who cared for her.

The funeral was Monday, April 26, at Denbo Funeral Home with burial in English Cemetery.


Edna A. Cook
Edna A. Nelson Cook, 87, New Salisbury, died Thursday, April 22, at Indian Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center in Corydon.

A native of Chicago, born Sept. 17, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Annie Werhan Nelson.

She was a member of New Salisbury Senior Citizens Group and Epiphany Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Cook.

Survivors include a son, Richard C. Cook; a daughter, Joan M. Phieler of New Salisbury; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

The funeral was Monday, April 26, at Epiphany Lutheran Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville. The Rev. David R. McIntyre officiated. Valerie Simpson was organist. Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey handled the arrangements.

Pallbearers were Mark and Steven Phieler, Bud Owsley, Alan Otte, Carl Steen and Joe Clark.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Epiphany Lutheran Church, 8600 Highway 135 NE, New Salisbury, IN 47161.

Leon K. Crecelius Sr.
Leon K. Crecelius Sr., 64, Milltown, died at 8:52 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at his home.

A native of Milltown, born June 9, 1934, he was the son of the late Harry (Jake) and Wilma Stephenson Crecelius.

He attended Milltown United Methodist Church and was a member of The Family Of God. He was a self-employed welder.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert (Butch) Crecelius, a brother, Shirley (Red) Crecelius, and a sister, Marie Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, the former Vivian Rizer; three sons, Leon Jr. and Ronald Joe Crecelius, both of Milltown, and Rex Crecelius of Marengo; a daughter, Janie Miller of Milltown; two brothers, Gene Crecelius of Hardinsburg and Gerald Crecelius of Arizona; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Sunday, April 25, at Milltown United Methodist Church with burial in Batman Ridge Cemetery near Milltown. Pastor Scott Wilson officiated. Brown-Newkirk Funeral Home in Milltown handled the arrangements.


Caren J. Harris
Caren J. Harris, 53, Derby, died at 5:35 p.m. Monday, April 26, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

A native of Crandall, born March 7, 1946, she was the daughter of Elnora Stiner Harrell of Crandall and the late Edward Harrell.

She was a former employee at Branchville Correctional Facility where she worked as a correctional officer.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Survivors besides her mother include her husband, James L. Harris; two daughters, Angela Newton of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Janet Merritt of Tell City; and a granddaughter.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 28, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, April 29, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Huber Funeral Home in Tell City.

The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery in Crandall. Brother Bobby Campbell will officiate.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society.


Peggy Hubbard
Peggy M. Truax Hubbard, 55, Floyds Knobs, died Sunday, April 25, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

She was a native of Floyds Knobs and a member of National Honor Society and Scottsville Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Jesse Joe Hubbard; two sons, Brian D. and Stephen B. Hubbard; a brother, Kenneth Norrington; a sister, Virginia, and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 28, after 9 a.m. at Scottsville Christian Church.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at her church with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany. Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Home in New Albany handled the arrangements.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association.


Alva David Huff Jr.
Alva David Huff Jr., DDS, 74, of Bloomington, died April 7 at Bloomington Convalescent Center. He was a former Crawford County resident.

Born June 24, 1923, in Leavenworth, he was the son of Alva David and Fay (Luckett) Huff.

He practiced dentistry in Bloomington from 1952 to 1988 and was in joint practice with his son, David M. Huff, DDS, until his death in 1995.

He attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and was a graduate of Indiana University School of dentistry.

He was a captain in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He served in the Inactive Air Force Reserve until July 1972.

A Shriner, he was a member of Scottish Rite and York Rite.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice I. (Steenson) Huff; a daughter, Carla A. Huff of Bloomington; two granddaughters, Laura A. Huff of Indianapolis and Jaclyn L. Huff of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers Charles S. Huff and William Huff. He was a cousin to the late English attorney, Kenneth J. Luckett.

Graveside services were held April 10 at Valhalla Memory Gardens with Steph Heiston officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Allen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army.


Jennifer Huffines
Jennifer Lynn Hiner Huffines, 28, Indianapolis, died Tuesday, April 20, at her home.

She was a native of Danville, born Nov. 19, 1970. She was a homemaker, an employee at Chapel Hill Christian School and a member of Hope Baptist Church in Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by a stepbrother, Denny Bee.

Survivors include her husband, Kody Huffines; three sons, Michael, Jack and Kraig Huffines, all at home; a daughter, Amanda Huffines at home; two brothers, James G. Hiner of Indianapolis and John M. Hiner of Avon; two stepbrothers, Bryon Bee of Avon and Shawn Worley, who is stationed with the Army in Germany; two stepsisters, Kathi Booher of Brownsburg and Shavyiona Christian of Georgia; her father and stepmother, James M. and Jodi Hiner of Corydon; her mother and stepfather, Donald and Mary Jackson Worley of Monticello, Ky.; and grandparents, Betty Franklin Drake and Jeanne White Burkert, both of Indianapolis.

The funeral was Friday, April 23, at Hope Baptist Church with burial in Floral Park West Cemetery. Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary in Indianapolis handled the arrangements.

The family suggests memorial gifts to her church.


Norma Jenks
Norma Jean Tucker Jenks, 76, Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Jeffersonville, died Saturday, Feb. 20, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.

A native of Jeffersonville, born Dec. 8, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Ruby H. Vanhook Tucker.

She was a retired clerk for Eastgate Cleaners in Memphis and a former employee of Schimpff's Confectionery in Jeffersonville, where she worked for more than 24 years.

Survivors include a son, Marvin (Butch) Jenks of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Ruby Hedges of Okolona, Miss., and Sandy Jenks of Memphis; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held in Tennessee. The body was cremated.

A graveside service was held Monday to bury the cremains at Horner's Chapel Cemetery near Fredericksburg. Love Funeral Home in Palmyra handled the arrangements.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Lung Association.


Wilma Knight
Wilma Jean Knight, 67, Birdseye, died at 6:15 a.m. Sunday, April 25, at her home following a heart attack.

A native of Crawford County, born Jan. 5, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Torrence and Maudie Walls St. Clair.

She was a homemaker, a Sunday school teacher and treasurer of Birdseye Wesleyan Church. She retired in 1989 as a caseworker for the Dubois County Welfare Dept.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Knight, and a sister, Frieda St. Clair.

Survivors include her husband, Clifford Knight; two daughters, Sherry Brosmer of Schnellville and Shelly Mitchell of Eckerty; a brother, Edison St. Clair of Birdseye; a sister, Violet Walker of Logansport; and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be Wednesday, April 28, at 1 p.m. at Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial in Mentor Cemetery near Birdseye. The Rev. Delbert Murphy will officiate.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Birdseye Wesleyan Church.


Jesse W. Martin
Former Harrison County Second District Commissioner Jesse W. Martin died Monday, April 26, at Indian Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center in Corydon.

He was a commissioner from 1972 to 1976 and served as county assessor from 1979 to 1987.

He was a former employee for the Harrison County Highway Dept. and a member of Laborers International Union Local 795, a farmer and a member of Harrison Avenue Christian Church.

Martin was born June 4, 1912, in Spencer County, Ky., the son of the late A.I. and Isophene Redden Martin.

Survivors include his wife, the former F. Eileen Fravel; a stepson, David D. Heishman of Georgetown; a stepdaughter, Bonnie McKim of Corydon, and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 28, after 8 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.

The funeral is Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Horton will officiate. Jean Hess will be organist.


Laura Mullins
Laura Haddix Mullins, 96, Greenville, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the Clark County Hospital Continual Care Unit.

A native of Lost Creek, Ky., born Aug. 24, 1902, she was the daughter of the late W.W. and Orlena Deaton Haddix. She was a member of Greenville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Louise Cope of Richmond, Ky.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Sunday, April 25, at Watts Funeral Home in Jackson, Ky., with burial in W.W. Haddix Cemetery in Lost Creek, Ky. Love Funeral Home in Palmyra handled the arrangements.


Mildred Wilson
Mildred W. Watson Wilson, 93, Clarksville, died Sunday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

She was the daughter of the late Carey and Lovina Swan Watson, born Oct. 31, 1905. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Wayne Reas of Georgetown; two daughters, Beverly Vissing and Lola Davis, both of Louisville; a sister, Rose Reed of Louisville; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Wednesday, April 28, at 1 p.m. at Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home in Louisville with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. The Rev. Ted Watson officiated.


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