Miscellaneous Harrison County, Indiana Obituaries - 1999

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Janet Albertson
Janet L. Scott Albertson, 52, Sellersburg, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

She was a native of Corydon and a member of Graceland Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Dan Albertson; a daughter, Dana L. Albertson of Sellersburg; and her mother, Fern B. Wooldridge of New Albany.

The funeral was Friday, Oct. 15, at Seabrook Dieckman & Naville Funeral Home with burial in Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society.


Curtis Blackman
Curtis E. Blackman, 83, Elizabeth, died Thursday, Oct. 14, at his home.

A native of Elizabeth, born Aug. 27, 1916, he was the son of the late Winfield and Jennie Baumgartle Blackman.

He was a retired farmer and a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church in Elizabeth.

Survivors include his wife, the former Lillian Taylor; a son, Gerald Blackman of Elizabeth; a daughter, Anita Bube of Elizabeth; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Sunday, Oct. 17, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in Bethesda UMC Cemetery in Elizabeth.

Pallbearers were Owen and Glenn Shaffer, Donald, Darrell, Leslie, Don and Kenneth Blackman and Karl Bube.

Honorary pallbearers were Bradley, Nicholas and Sherrill Blackman and Chuck Haas.

The family suggests memorial gifts to his church's building fund or Hospice of Southern Indiana.


Syvilla Boyd
Syvilla Lillpop Boyd, 93, Corydon, died at 11:50 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, at Indian Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center in Corydon.

A native of Mauckport, born Aug. 5, 1906, she was the daughter of the late Garfield and Martha Rhodes Montgomery.

She was a former employee of the H.A. Seinshiemer Co. in New Albany, a music teacher and a member of New Middletown United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Guy Lillpop, her second husband, Mark S. Boyd, and a son, Merrill (Skip) Lillpop.

Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Ferriell of Corydon; a stepson, Rufus Boyd of New Albany; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Barnes of Louisville; a sister, Clara Temple of New Albany; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Sunday, Oct. 17, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in New Middletown UMC Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Goodwin officiated.

William L Brown
William L. Brown, 79, Ramsey, died Sunday, Oct. 17, at Vencor at Sellersburg.

A native of St. John, Ky., he was the son of the late Floyd and Martha Brown.

He was a retired owner of the old Denmark Grocery in Louisville, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Christian's Missionary Church in New Salisbury.

Survivors include his wife, the former Glenna Thacker Wilson; two daughters, Martha Kessinger of Greenville and Mary Jane Taylor of Sellersburg; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Christian's Missionary Church with burial in Woods Chapel Cemetery in Ramsey. Brother Morris Larimore officiated. Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey handled the arrangements.


Kathleen Conder
Kathleen Mae Bye Conder, 78, Depauw, died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Indiana Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center in Corydon.

A native of Marengo, born April 2, 1921, she was the daughter of the late John and Ida Dunn Bye. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie Mae Satterfield, and a grandchild.

Survivors include two sons, Virgil Eugene Sr. and Loren B. Sr. Satterfield, both of Milltown; a sister, Lucille Jones of Marengo; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Hall in Milltown. The body will be cremated. The Rev. Philo Jones will officiate.


Luetta Forbis
Luetta Lemmel Forbis, 86, Laconia, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.

She was a native of Lanesville, a retired teacher for schools in Elizabeth, New Albany and Laconia and a member of Indiana Retired Teachers Association and Laconia Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a son, Burrell E. Forbis; a sister, Freida Melhiser; and three grandchildren.

The funeral was Saturday, Oct. 16, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial gifts to her church.


Glenus Jones
Glenus Jones, 71, New Salisbury, died at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the Corydon Healthcare Center.

A native of Corbin, Ky., born April 2, 1928, he was the son of the late John B. and Belle Carpenter Jones.

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War; a retired machinist; a retired employee of the old Lorillard Tobacco Co. in Louisville; and a member of Central Barren United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Naomi Wolfe of New Salisbury; a daughter, Lisa Jones of New Salisbury; and two sisters, Bernice Armstrong of Salem and Ellen Kron of Elizabeth.

The funeral was Monday, Oct. 18, at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in Central Barren Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society or WHAS Crusade for Children.


Cloie R. Key
Cloie Ruth Key, 85, Marengo, died at 11:54 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at her home.

A native of Marengo, born March 9, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Emma Jane Agan Stroud.

She was a retired laborer, a homemaker and a member of Paoli Wesleyan Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Key, five brothers, Elvis, Otha, Lloyd, Floyd and Charlie Stroud, and a sister, Cora Buerckley.

Survivors include a son, William Lloyd Key of Marengo; a daughter, Ruthann Laws of Marengo; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will beWednesday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. at McAdams Mortuary and Thursday, Oct. 21, after 10 a.m. at Paoli Wesleyan Church.

The funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. (slow time) at the church with burial in Marengo Cemetery. Brothers Rex Manship and Lyndel Manship will officiate.


Denzil E. King
Denzil E. King, 62, English, died Monday, Oct. 11, at his home.

A native of Riceville, born April 22, 1937, he was the son of the late George Duley and Mildred Francis Hollowell King. He was a former carpet installer.

Survivors include his wife, the former Patsy Miller; a brother, Orrie King of Plainsville; and a sister, Lurene Montgomery of Eckerty.

The funeral was Thursday, Oct. 14, at Denbo Funeral Home in English with burial in Mathers Cemetery. The Rev. John Bye officiated.


Doris E. Lyle
Doris E. Lyle, 74, Depauw, died at 9:55 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.

A native of Cincinnati, born Oct. 4, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Anna Edwards Buckner.

She was employed as a cashier at a supermarket in Ohio.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Lyle of Milltown; two daughters, Debra Lyle of Florida and Pamela Burns of Arizona; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Sunday, Oct. 10, at Milltown Christian Church. Brother Rick Utz officiated. The body will be cremated. Brown-Newkirk Funeral Home in Milltown handled the arrangements.


Marvin Lynch Sr.
Marvin L. (Bud) Lynch Sr., 67, Branchville, died at 10:10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at his home of complications following heart surgery.

A native of Branchville, born Jan 20, 1932, he was the son of the late William Elmer and Della Humphrey Lynch.

He was a lifelong farmer and school bus driver for over 20 years for the Perry Central schools and a member of the Farm Bureau, Branchville Conservation Club and Branchville Saddle Club.

He served on the Advisory Board for the Oil Township Trustee and was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by a grandson.

Survivors include his wife, the former Helen Howerton; three sons, Marvin Lynch Jr. of Branchville, Elliott Lynch of Tell City and Wally Lynch of St. Croix; three daughters, Cindy Jones of Cannelton, Tammy Lynch of Sulphur and Edna Taylor of Branchville; three brothers, Kenneth Lynch of Tell City, Howard Lynch of St. Croix and Chet Lynch of Henryville; and nine grandchildren.

The funeral was Sunday, Oct. 17, at Huber Funeral Home in Tell City with burial in Walker Cemetery at Branchville. The Rev. Bill Reid officiated.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Walker Cemetery.


Lela R. Newkirk
Lela Ruth Johnson Newkirk, 72, Fayetteville, formerly of English, died Thursday, Oct. 14, at her home after a long battle with cancer.

A native of Louisville, born Dec. 1, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Louetta Crawford Johnson.

She helped to reestablish Zinnamon Church in the rural West Fork area.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Benjamin Newkirk.

Survivors include three sons, Charles Newkirk of Springdale, Jay and James Vaughn Newkirk, both of West Fork; five daughters, Sue Everett and Anita Gull, both of West Fork, Marilyn Alvarado and Dottie Osborn, both of Fayetteville, and Linda Showalter of Springdale; a stepson, John Newkirk of Middlemount, Australia; a stepdaughter, Barbara Appleton of Brisbane, Australia; a brother, Herb Johnson of Fayetteville; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Saturday, Oct. 16, at Zinnamon Church with burial in Zinnamon Cemetery. The Rev. Mike Smith officiated.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Zinnamon Church, 13582 S. Highway 170, West Fork, Ark., 72774.


Crystal Pittman
Crystal D. Pittman, 61, Ferdinand, formerly of Huntingburg, died Monday, Oct. 18, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Huntingburg.

A native of English, born Feb. 19, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Elmer F. and Inez Sturgeon Wiseman.

She was a member of Huntingburg VFW Auxiliary, United Methodist Church in Huntingburg and English Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and James Wiseman.

Survivors include a son, Terry Dicus of St. Meinrad; a daughter, Debra Kennington of Ferdinand; four brothers, Lester Wiseman of English, Charles Wiseman of Newaygo, Mich., Bob Wiseman of Marengo and Darrell Wiseman of Birdseye; two sisters, Evelyn Dillman and Betty Goldman, both of English; and two grandsons.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 3 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow after 9 a.m. at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand.

The funeral will be Thursday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Riddle Cemetery in Crawford County. Fred and Peggy Haywood will officiate.


Kenneth Schmitt
Milltown's Kenneth Lee Schmitt, 58, a mechanic and oiler for Corydon Stone and Asphalt, was killed Thursday morning, Oct. 14, when a 30-ton dump truck Schmitt was working on at the quarry ran over him.

"Kenny was a good employee," said Marty Bachman, president of the quarry, which is located northwest of Corydon. "He did his work. He was a hard worker.

"We're really going to miss him," Bachman said.

STATCARE air ambulance was called to the scene about 9:15 a.m., but emergency personnel determined that Schmitt, who had been in full arrest, was dead.

Harrison County deputy coroner Chad Cesar said Schmitt died at the scene about 10 a.m.

William Kintner Sr., the driver of the truck, was sent to the company's doctor, then the emergency room at Harrison County Hospital for a routine test to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor.

Kintner's test results came back negative, meaning he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident, Bachman said Monday afternoon.

The Mining, Safety and Health Administration, a federal agency similar to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), is concluding its investigation of what happened, Bachman said.

Schmitt lived in Milltown and was a native of Depauw. He was born June 28, 1941, the son of the late August Lee and Rosetta Spencer Schmitt.

He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Milltown American Legion Post 332, Wichita Falls, Texas VFW Post and St. Bernard Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Faye Ragland; a son, Floyd K.L. Schmitt of Marengo; two daughters, Jennifer R. Schmitt of Evansville and Melissa Lange of Memminges, Germany; a brother, Tom Schmitt of Leavenworth; a sister, Teresa Bowles of Depauw; and five grandchildren.

The funeral was Sunday, Oct. 17, at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey with burial in the Milltown Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Lloyd Roberts officiated. Betty Monroe was organist, and Debbie Barr was vocalist.

Pallbearers were Ray and James Allen Jr., Harry McAlister, Cecil Schmitt, Delb and George Smith, Harold Weathers and Mike Lange.


Craig L. Shultz
Craig Lee Shultz, 22, Galena, died Monday, Oct. 11, at his home.

He was an employee of Discount Labels Inc. in New Albany and a member of Chapel Hill Christian Church in Floyds Knobs.

Survivors include his mother, Kay Shultz; and a sister, Marie Receveur.

The funeral was Thursday, Oct. 14, at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.


Sylvia K. Wells
Sylvia K. (Tommie) Steairett Wells, 89, Louisville, died Monday, Oct. 11, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

A native of Corydon, born June 30, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Ed J. and Louisanna Binkley Steairett.

She was a retired registered nurse and a former employee of the old Louisville and Nashville Railroad, where she worked 26 years, and a member of Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Wells.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia A. Richardson; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Thursday, Oct. 14, at O.D. White & Sons Funeral Home with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The Rev. Ferriell Gardner officiated.

The family suggests memorial gifts to her church.


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